Scout Notes

Chelsea’s Europa League exploits hand advantage to Vardy and Leicester

Wins for Chelsea and Arsenal on Thursday ensured that four Premier League clubs will have major European finals at the back of their minds in Gameweek 38.

We have examined the two matches to see if their exertions in the semi-finals of the Europa League and further commitments could potentially hand advantages to Leicester and Burnley respectively.

Also, the post-match press conferences for both clubs acted as the media commitments for those Gameweek 38 matches, so we have also included any pertinent information from those.

Chelsea 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (2-2 on aggregate, Chelsea win on penalties)

Goals: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m)

Assists: Eden Hazard (£11.0m)

Owners of Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) will be pleased both by the fact that Chelsea were forced all the way to extra-time and penalties on Thursday night, as well as Maurizio Sarri’s comments after the game. After the physical exertion of 120 minutes and the emotion of the occasion, it is clear the Blues will not be as ready for Sunday as Brendan Rodgers’ fresh and rested Leicester side. Sarri himself admitted that his side was very tired will not have been able to recover 100% by the start of Gameweek 38. He also hinted that there could be rests for some key players, which would further play into the Foxes’ hands.

“We were not able to score the second goal in the first half and were in trouble in the first part of the second half. We did better after that and, in extra-time, we were really very tired. Also, the opponents were very tired. I think it was a wonderful match.” – Maurizio Sarri

“It’s not easy for an English team to arrive in the last month in a very good condition, physically, because here we play more than in the other countries. We played the match No61 today. In Italy you can play 50/52 matches, but it’s a big difference. 10 matches of difference is a big difference. Two and a half months without training, so a big difference.” – Maurizio Sarri

“For sure, it will be very difficult for Sunday, I think. But we need to consider that our best match, in my opinion, was here in Stamford Bridge against Tottenham, three days after 120 minutes in the cup final against Manchester City. Of course, now it’s more difficult, I think. We played 61 matches, so it’s very difficult. We need to rest, of course. It will be a very difficult match, physically but also mentally. Especially mentally. Physically we can recover. No 100%, but we can recover.” – Maurizio Sarri

It was fitting that Eden Hazard (£11.0m) scored the winning penalty for Chelsea with what could prove to be his final touch for the club at Stamford Bridge. Once again, he was involved in attacking returns in open play providing the assist for Ruben Loftus-Cheek‘s (£5.2m) first-half goal. However, we should remember, as we highlighted recently, that Belgian is without a goal on his travels in the Premier League. Let’s not also forget that he could be one of the players Sarri manages the minutes of considering the top-four is already secured for Chelsea and there is the Europa League final to look forward to.

Despite Loftus-Cheek’s impressive displays of late, following two goals and two assists in his last four domestic home matches with another Stamford Bridge strike on Thursday, he may not play a part in Gameweek 38. He was removed from the field in the closing stages of normal time with a muscle injury and unfortunately, Sarri did not provide much of an update after the game.

There was also a further boost for those looking at Vardy for Gameweek 38 as Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) was forced off in the 74th minute. With Antonio Rüdiger (£5.9m) ruled out for the rest of the season, Sarri will have limited options at centre-back and may have to make changes when he takes his Chelsea side to Leicester. Gary Cahill (£5.0m) could come in for one last start, although the solution Sarri used on Thursday night was the bring Davide Zappacosta (£5.0m) at right-back and slide Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.4m) into the centre-back role.

“We lost [Andreas] Christensen, we lost [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek. We started the match with three injuries, two injuries during the match. Not a serious problem [with Loftus-Cheek], he had the usual cramp after 75 minutes.” – Maurizio Sarri

It is worth saying though that Chelsea still defended admirably even after being forced into changes. Sarri admitted that he wanted to play a tighter game in the closing stages as he was confident his team would not get the next goal and did not want to leave Chelsea exposed to a good counter-attacking team by trying to push for it. With his team tired from Thursday night, the Italian could set up in a similar fashion given Leicester’s strengths on the counter. That period featured some impressive goal-line clearances from substitute Zappacosta and David Luiz (£5.8m).

“It was clear we were not able to score the second goal in the first half, the match was difficult. Also because, if you are not very, very compact on the pitch, they are dangerous. In an open match, they become really very dangerous. Or you are able to take control of the match for 90 minutes, to stay high and play in the opposing half, otherwise they are very, very dangerous.” – Maurizio Sarri

Perhaps the only other concern for Vardy owners, even if he does have a formidable record at home of late, will be penalties. The Englishman has missed only one spot-kick this season but on Sunday will be facing a man who got plenty of practice under pressure on Thursday in Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m). The Chelsea goalkeeper was one of the heroes of the shoot-out as he saved two of Frankfurts’ penalties, from Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Emerson, D Luiz, Christensen (Zappacosta 74′), Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 86′), Jorginho, Kovacic; Hazard, Giroud (Higuaín 96′), Willian (Pedro 62′).

Valencia 2-4 Arsenal (3-7 on aggregate)

Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang x3 (£10.8m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m)

Assists: Lacazette, Lucas Torreira (£4.7m), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.6m)

Predicting Unai Emery’s team for the Gameweek 38 trip to Burnley should prove to be harder than ever after their Europa League exploits on Thursday night. Despite travelling to Valencia with a 3-1 aggregate lead, Unai Emery deployed the strongest team possible, including a front-pairing of both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.8m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m).

The two have started the last two league games in a row alongside each other, despite Emery balancing domestic competitions with the Europa League so in that sense, both of them could line-up at Turf Moor on Sunday. However, with top four an extremely unlikely target for Arsenal now, winning the Europa League is the only realistic route into the Champions League for 2019/20, as well as a real possibility to win a trophy. For that reason, it would not be too surprising if several key players were rested or had their minutes managed in a game which is effectively a dead rubber. The Europa League final is admittedly 19 days away but given the short turnaround between the trips to Spain and Lancashire, Emery may want to avoid any unnecessary injuries as a result of over-exertion.

“We have two possibilities to qualify. One we lost. The second is the Europa League here. Our objective is to go to the Champions League but also it is one title. I think matches like today with this atmosphere are amazing. Every player, every club wants to play in it.” – Unai Emery

“We lost the chance to be in the top four on Sunday. We know it was going to be difficult but we took the possibility. We were strong in our minds to prepare, in our focus and to work hard. We can be proud of the players. our supporters here today with us. It’s not finished yet. It’s one step more to play the final. We are happy but also it’s continuing to be difficult to win.” – Unai Emery

Despite producing some fairly abject performances on the road in the Premier League this season, Arsenal may take heart for 2019/20 from securing this result at the home of Valencia. On Thursday night, the Spanish side lost for only the second time in 22 matches in front of their own supports (won 15, drawn five) and conceded four goals there for the first and only time this season. Replicating displays like this one would certainly help Arsenal improve on their away record during this Premier League campaign, which has so far seen more defeats than wins and a negative goal difference.

“Not one team has scored four against Valencia and only one time Atletico Madrid scored three goals and we did that last week. Valencia are a very good team. A very difficult team and we showed in these moments we can do that.” – Unai Emery

Part of Arsenal’s control of the fixture stemmed from one of the best link-ups between Aubameyang and Lacazette all season. The Gabonese international netted a hat-trick, while the Frenchman got a goal of his own as well as an assist. It is nights like this that suggest that the two strikers are now displaying an understanding that warrants starting both of them regularly in the Premier League in 2019/20.

“Yes, they are very good strikers. I am proud of them, how they work defensively. We need big players today. When their commitment is like today, defensively also working to help us it’s amazing. And after their attacking moments was coming. I think all our players did perfect.” – Unai Emery

“We have talked a lot about our relationship and it is a pleasure to play with him, above all when you win games like this.” – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal conceded twice but to some extent there was no shame in the goals they allowed. It should come as no surprise that Kevin Gameiro got them both as he has been in incredible form at the Mestalla Stadium in the Europa League this season, finishing the campaign with 11 goals in 12 starts there in that competition.

After letting in the second, Arsenal began to control the game and manage their hosts with the maturity that we have seen with increasing regularity in European competitions under Emery this season. Right wing-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.4m), who also got an assist for one of Aubameyang’s goals, had Goncalo Guedes under wraps for most of the evening before the Portuguese winger was eventually substituted. In the end, Valencia had double the shots that Arsenal did but fewer on target.

Arsenal XI (3-4-1-2): Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Sokratis; Kolasinac (Mustafi 71′), Xhaka, Torreira (Guendouzi 80′), Maitland-Niles; Özil (Mkhitaryan 62′); Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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  1. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Best option here

    A. Vardy vs chelsea
    Or
    B. Aubameyang vs burnley
    Or
    C. Zaha vs bournemouth

    1. OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C

    2. EMBOLOFAN
        1 month, 8 days ago

        large price differences

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That's not helping

    3. OldBenKenobi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Gray + Son > Long + Mane(c) -4?

    4. Lucky Z
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Please help to choose the best combo for GW38, guys:

      A. Salah Gray Bednarek -4
      B. Salah Long Bednarek -4
      C. Moura Rashford VVD -4
      D. Moura Auba Bednarek -4
      E. Laca Moura Bednarek
      F. Moura Rashford Bednarek

    5. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bottomed

      Any reason not to make this move right now or make it in general?

      Son/Jimenez/Kolasinac -> Redmond/Vardy/Laporte (-4)

      Could also not get Vardy and look at Mane?

      1. Ready Player One
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Like these moves a lot!!

          1. Tshelby
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Might just do them.
            Thanks! 🙂

      2. Disturbed
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        So Mo starts on Sunday?

        1. Ready Player One
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I’d say so... needs the match fitness just as much as training. 100% in my mind!

        2. Christina.
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          surprised people are not buying Fraser.

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Considering it still

          2. Stimps
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Playing away to Palace? What's the big deal?

            1. Christina.
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I dunno, everyone thinks it's a goalfest and buying Wilson. I just think Fraser is easier to fit in and makes it possible to bench Jimenez.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  how many goalfests at selhurst this year?

                • timmmuh
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Palace does not defend well at home ... Dann may miss; their defense is in a shambles with all the injuries. Could see a 5-4 type of game.

                  1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Could see a 0-0 type game too

                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      palace have conceded 20 goals at home this season. 6th best home defensive record in the league. you can just post nonsense

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          cant*

                        • avfc82
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          In addition to this, they've kept 2 clean sheets in their last 3 home games. I think the issue for them is going forward, not defending.

                  3. roscola
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Bournemouth better away from home lately. Last four away games for Fraser:

                    Hud - 13pts
                    Lei - 2pts
                    BHA - 16pts
                    Sou - 5pts

                    None of those teams have Wan-Bissaka though, who he'll be up against on Sunday.

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        away “form” (over course of 4 games) means nothing

                        1. roscola
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                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          It doesn't mean nothing. It could mean that their away opponents happen to have been easier than their home opponents (I wouldn't have said so). Or it could mean that their style of play when playing away from home is better suited to their players' strengths (I think it is more likely to be this).

                  4. EMBOLOFAN
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      surprised people are

                    • avfc82
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      AWB is a tough match up for any winger, who he may be up against, prefer Wilson this week.

                    • St. Joseph
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Wilson?

                  5. Would Ed Woodward
                      1 month, 8 days ago

                      Friend that knows a Swans ITK says the Daniel James to Utd stories are true and he's on the way. I hope he's right, very exciting signing.

                      1. Athletic Nasherbo
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        You're going to say that considering you're the one buying the player.

                    • DavidKent
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        Best midfielder for under 8m?

                        A) Fraser
                        B) Siggy
                        C) Moura
                        D) B Silva

                        Have Mané, Aguero

                        1. Lucky Z
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          D

                        2. Ready Player One
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            A - 2nd for assists, Hazard gonna be knackered after 120mins in Europe who has one assist above him and it clearly means a lot to Fraser to win. He’ll play his nuts off on Sunday!

                        3. _sidney_will
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Phew Gunn should start vs Huddersfield, was worried both Gunn & Foster wouldn't play & I'd be without a GK

                          1. Lucky Z
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Foster out?

                            1. _sidney_will
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              There were doubts on here, Gomes leaving so some thought he'd get the last game infront of the Home fans

                        4. Pointless
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Play which out of Duffy or Doherty please?

                          1. Christina.
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            lol

                          2. EMBOLOFAN
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              what

                          3. Boxwoods
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Keep Doherty or Duffy? One will have to play if Robbo does not.

                            1. Christina.
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              lol

                              1. Boxwoods
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Yep. Spooky. Penny for your thoughts?

                            2. AuFeld
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Duffy. Last four xG, MCI 6.03 vs LIV 8.59.

                              1. AuFeld
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                When filtered by last four home matches, BHA has a xGC of 4.5. Good enough to be mid-table.

                          4. bazhef
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Have Sterling and am thinking of doing the following:

                            Hazard & Son out

                            Salah & Fraser in for -4 points

                            Good idea???

                            PS I'm 19 & 23 points ahead of 2nd and 3rd in my league and can see both having Salah in final GW

                            1. Mr Frost
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              You probably should do and captain salah.

                              1. bazhef
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                I have Aguero too.....you still think of giving Salah the armband?

                            2. Ready Player One
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Like it! 😉

                            3. MMN
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              1 FT, 0.2m ITB. Any early thoughts? Son or Jimi the possible transfers out.

                              Lloris
                              TAA / Valery / Shaw / Bednarek
                              Sterling / Siggy / Mane
                              Kun / Wilson / Jimi

                              Foster / Jota / Doherty / Son

                              Chasing a 26 point deficit, Zaha, Bats, Origi, Arnie, Mitro, Rondon the possible striker punts with Pogba, JWP, Mili, Fraser, Bilva the midfield options ...

                              1. bazhef
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Why is everyone saying about getting rid of Jim this week?

                                Just because hes vs Liverpool?

                                1. Mr Frost
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Yes mate. Liverpool are unlikely to concede at home.

                                2. MMN
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Because there are options with a higher expected outcome of points

                              2. Mr Frost
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Pogba or Arnie I reckon.

                                1. MMN
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Hmm thanks, both extremely out of form.

                                  Will likely wait and see what rival does and that might rule one of these out

                            4. CONNERS
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Hi there

                              Starting 11 and bench order correct? Thinking of starting Pereira instead of Barnes as may do well against a tired Chelsea team.

                              Boruc

                              AWB - Robertson - Laporte
                              Redmond - Mané - Sterling - Salah
                              Barnes - Vardy - Wilson

                              Ryan // Pereira - Jota - Kolasinac

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

                                Balls pressed post by mistake, nowhere near ready yet 🙄

                                1. TONY123
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  If Hazard starts, we will refer to this comment 😉

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

                                    Well I never said he wouldn't, just that there was a possibility he won't and all the people ridiculing me are now back tracking 🙂

                            5. Smokey_Lowkey
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Start Jimenez (liv) or Long (HUD)?

                                1. Mr Frost
                                  • 9 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Long

                              • ZoumasBloomers
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                More of a priority to move on Son or Kola? Got Jiménez and Doherty as the sub replacements

                                1. Rains of Castamere
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Same predicament for me. Considering a hit for Pogba and Kompany and keeping the Wolves lads benched.

                                2. EMBOLOFAN
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    son is suspended

                                3. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Right...going to make some silly transfers...

                                  Robbo->Valery

                                  Then if Salah drops before Sunday. Haz to Salah (-4), which he should with a yellow flag...right?

                                  If not, Foster/Fabs to Gunn to make it a -8.

                                  Never playing the game again, so might as well just go mental.

                                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      this makes no sense. robbo should be fine

                                      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        You think Robbo (Doherty) + Haz will outscore Valery + Salah -4?

                                        Yeah, you are probably right. Just don't fancy double Liverpool defence as I am holding Jimenez.

                                        Or I keep Robbo and Haz and get rid of Jimenez and hope for a Liverpool CS.

                                    • Mr Frost
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      No hits final week!

                                      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        I've basically given up. Usually a pretty conservative player but gave up about 4 weeks ago and just started taking hits.

                                        Cost me a further 50 or so points, but made maybe 10 point profit last week (Son to Haz).

                                        1. Mr Frost
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          Depends if you can win something. This is the first year for about 5 years I've done decent. I usually average about 70-80 transfers. Only 60 this year!

                                          1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            48 transfers here, of which 16 were since GW31.

                                            My rank is average, could beat a ML rival but cant get 1st.

                                            Overall, really disappointed with myself.

                                  2. Bubz
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    "We have still one game to go. We will have a few changes and change back to the shape we were playing before"

                                    Does this mean Redmond is nailed on?

                                    1. Rains of Castamere
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Gunn
                                      Valery Stephens Bednarek Bertrand
                                      Højbjerg Romeu
                                      JWP Lemina Redmond
                                      Long

                                      Probably something like that. Possibly Ings/Sims/Armstrong instead of Lemina.

                                      1. Bubz
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Long is tempting too

                                    2. Christina.
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Yep, he was electric when he was subbed in halftime vs Wham. Jwp will play too I reckon.

                                    3. La Roja
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Well he was benched last game so you never known

                                      1. Bubz
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Didnt they play a different shape in that game?

                                    4. CONNERS
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Hope so as I just brought him in!

                                  3. Rains of Castamere
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Help me. Lots of money riding on this. What would you do here? Only 1FT but prepared to take a hit.

                                    Gunn
                                    Bednarek -- Trent -- Kolasinac*
                                    Son* -- Mane -- Sterling -- JWP
                                    Jimenez -- Aguero -- Wilson

                                    Jota, Doherty, Duffy | Ryan

                                    Rival is 10pts behind and owns Rashford who I think he'll captain which is a bit of a worry.

                                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        jim to whoever

                                      • CONNERS
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Hard to say without knowing what money you have ITB.

                                        How does the rest of his team compare to yours? Any significant differences? You could bring in Rashford yourself or downgrade Jimi to fodder and bring in Salah if you have the funds.

                                        1. Rains of Castamere
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          Cheers. 1.5 ITB.

                                          I think I will do Son to Pogba (c) and Doherty to Laporte (-4) as I can see Laporte easily scoring between 7 and 9 points.

                                    2. skilldave
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Choosing now between Babel and Redmond. People tend to be preferring Redmond, but bookies have Babel as more likely to score. Thoughts?

                                      1. Toblerone52
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Redmond for me. Huddersfield far worse defensively than Newcastle.

                                      2. bazhef
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        I have both and trying to play them both which means dropping either Jimi or DCL.

                                        1. Toblerone52
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          I'd drop DCL.

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

                                          DCL is injured and ruled out

                                      3. St. Joseph
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Bookies leaning towards babel just because no other fulham player scoring lately.

                                    3. ZoumasBloomers
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Also, any news from the Son appeal?

                                      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Rejected

                                      2. Toblerone52
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Unsuccessful

                                      3. EMBOLOFAN
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          never ever getting rescinded

                                        • TONY123
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          No chance

                                        • Ready Player One
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            Lost

                                        • Toblerone52
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          Better last gameweek punt, deulofeu or Chris wood?

                                        • dunas_dog
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          So with some doubt over Robertson and Yoshida out leaves me thinking should go

                                          Yoshida Robertson Son to Valery Laporte Pogba -4 for team below. Good moves or not?

                                          Lloris
                                          TAA Laporte Valery
                                          Sterling Mané Eriksen Pogba Jota
                                          Aguero (c) Long

                                          Foster Jota Doherty Duffy

                                          1. Toblerone52
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            That hit should pay off unless robbo plays and does well.

                                            1. dunas_dog
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              Thanks- will wait in case any last minute team news on Sunday just before deadline

                                          2. Mr Frost
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            Robbo is fit.

                                          3. EMBOLOFAN
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              robbo should play

                                              1. dunas_dog
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                Although apparently didn’t train today according to linked report posted last page or 2 pages back

                                          4. simong1
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              8 points behind the leader in my ML with a big prize on the line! My team and his are below. He has told me he is going to bring in Laporte this wk to block me.

                                              0.3 ITB

                                              A) Lloris > Ederson (to counter his move)
                                              B) Son > Pogba
                                              C ) Other?

                                              Me:

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

                                              Him:

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

                                            • Flynny
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 8 days ago

                                              Hi..7 points behind rival.

                                              With yoshida out, do I start doherty at lpool?

                                              Or take a last week gamble and bring in vvd - 4? Rival has TAA but not VVD.

                                              Thanks

                                              Lloris
                                              Robbo yoshida valery (doherty dunk)
                                              Sterling mane (c) bsilva deulofeu jota
                                              Kun Wilson (jiminez)

                                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                  dont get a defender for -4

                                                  1. Flynny
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                    So start doherty?

                                              2. some witty pun
                                                • 6 Years
                                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                                So who are you guys bringing in for Son?

                                                1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                    pog

                                                2. CONNERS
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                                  If next season is anything like this one, it could pay to go big in defence with something along the lines of a 5-3-2 and a back line of Robbo, TAA, Laporte, Doherty and Digne.

                                                  Appreciate it's a bit early to talk about next season but has anyone given this consideration?

                                                  1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      no i havent

                                                    • OldBenKenobi
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      Won’t play 5 at the back but will invest more in the likes TAA and Robbo

                                                    • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      It won't work

                                                    • Pompel
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      All of Robbo, TAA and Laporte will be at least £6m, Doherty and Digne at £5.5. Will have to make some concessions up front

                                                      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        Robbo 7.0 TAA 6.5 Laporte 6.5 Doherty 5.5 Digne 6.0

                                                    • CONNERS
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      Of course things would have to give up front, just feel it has potential. From a points per £ perspective it makes sense.

                                                  2. Dreaming of glory
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                    10 pts ahead of ml rival who has kun & sterling and i have neither. Think he will captain kun so

                                                    A) auba & son > kun & mili/townsend/Redmond
                                                    B) auba & son > sterling & zaha/wilson
                                                    C) others?

                                                    1. OldBenKenobi
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                                      A with Redmond

                                                  3. La Roja
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                                    Any training news from Liverpool?

                                                    Wondering if Scottish Roberto Carlos is ok to play...

                                                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        yer hes fine

                                                        1. La Roja
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          Source?

                                                      • TONY123
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                                        I didn't know Snodgrass played for Liverpool?

                                                        1. La Roja
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          😀

                                                        2. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                                            I thought he was talking about that blone Scotty lad that plays midfield for us

                                                        3. Pompel
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                                          Apparently not in training 8look up), but Klopp said he should be fine. Frustrating as an owner