Scout Notes

FPL lessons learned from Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Norwich

Liverpool got the new Premier League campaign off to a flying start on Friday night with a 4-1 win over Norwich City.

In this latest Scout Notes article, we have assessed the key Fantasy talking points from Anfield as we start making early preparations for Gameweek 2.

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Liverpool 4-1 Norwich City

Goals: Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m), Divock Origi (£5.5m) | Teemu Pukki (£6.5m)

Own Goals: Grant Hanley (£4.0m)

Assists: Origi, Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) | Emi Buendía (£6.0m)

Bonus Points: Origi x3, Salah x2, Pukki x1

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) rewarded the faith shown in him for the Gameweek 1 captaincy by registering a 12-point haul in Liverpool’s Friday night win.

Owned by 43% of Fantasy managers, and captained by over 60% of those who voted in the Fantasy Football Scout poll for the armband, the Egyptian was most obliging at Anfield.

He scored the second goal in the rout, latching onto the end of Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.5m) through ball and slotting cooly under Tim Krul (£4.5m).

Salah then provided the assist for Virgil van Dijk‘s (£6.5m) goal with a corner. The fact that he took the set piece will be of further encouragement to those in possession of the Egyptian.

Salah celebrates scoring Liverpool’s second goal against Norwich

However, we should not get too carried away by his involvement in the corners at least, as it appears at this early stage of the campaign that he is sharing them with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m).

The left-footed Salah took the responsibility for corners on the left side of the field, while Alexander-Arnold took those on the right, creating out-swinging crosses on both flanks.

It must be said that, despite producing some excellent crosses from open play, and getting an assist from them, the right-back’s delivery from the corner flag was relatively poor against Norwich.

However, those who opted for Alexander-Arnold over Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) were still satisfied with the outcome of the game, as he outscored his colleague by five points to two.

Alexander-Arnold provided the assist for Divock Origi‘s (£5.5m) goal with a trademark cross from deep and should have arguably registered a second assist on the night, were it not for a Firmino miss.

The right-back was played in behind the Norwich defence by a skilful Salah backheel and his ball across the goal was wrapped around the post from very close range by Firmino.

Alexander-Arnold also could have scored as he slammed a second-half direct freekick towards Norwich’s goal, only for Krul to produce an excellent save to keep him out.

Against Norwich, Alexander-Arnold had the edge over Robertson offensively

Robertson owners were perhaps the most disappointed of all considering that van Dijk registered eight points from scoring in the first half.

The Dutchman has now scored six goals in his last 18 appearances for Liverpool as he continues to extend his threat from set-pieces.

The disparity between the three key Liverpool defenders’ Gameweek 1 scores was very much rooted in the fact that Liverpool lost their clean sheet in the second half.

The Reds did not look their usual assured selves at the back in this opening match of 2019/20, even before they were forced into a goalkeeper change in the 38th minute.

Norwich did not make it easy for Liverpool as they, as promised by manager Daniel Farke, refused to park the bus and asked some questions of their illustrious hosts in the first half.

Half-way through the initial period, Norwich had registered more than double the number of Liverpool’s shots (five to two) with Marco Stiepermann (£5.5m) responsible for three of those efforts.

From the off, Norwich looked to get on the ball where possible and pressed Liverpool high up the pitch.

It was this pressure that led their first chance, ensuring that Alisson‘s (£6.0m) wayward pass in the first five minutes was pounced upon by Teemu Pukki (£6.5m). His cross into the box was fired over the bar by Stiepermann but was certainly a warning sign of what Norwich are capable of this season.

Pukki busted the Liverpool clean sheet in the second half

Just as they did on their way to winning the Championship title last season, the Canaries played the ball out from the back as often as possible, even if, at times, it left them a little exposed.

When in possession at the back, the full-backs pushed up the pitch and the centre-backs split across either side of the penalty box to receive passes from goalkeeper Krul.

Even when they were 4-0 down, Norwich were determined to press and prod Liverpool from the front.

That led to substitute Moritz Leitner (£6.0m) finding the space to shoot inside the box around the hour mark, seeing his effort cannon off the crossbar.

These elements of their play are bound to have both positive and negative effects for Norwich this season. It was this energetic insistence on moving the ball and putting pressure on opposing defenders that helped Pukki score their first top-flight goal of the campaign but it is likely to lead to plenty of shots given up – good news for captain candidates set to face the Canaries.

As for the implications on Liverpool, there will certainly be further concern over their defensive assets.

What Norwich were able to do at Anfield was akin to the test Manchester City gave the Liverpool back-line in the Community Shield final.

Klopp did make one change from that match, starting Joe Gomez (£5.5m) at centre-back instead of Joel Matip (£5.5m) but even at this early stage, those with a Liverpool defensive double-up may already be considering their options.

Once again, Liverpool looked especially fragile down Alexander-Arnold’s flank, and Norwich enjoyed most of their work in the first half in his area of the pitch.

The fact that has happened both against elite opposition in Manchester City and a lesser-side in the Canaries might just increase concerns over Alexander-Arnold’s role in the team moving forward.

Alisson had to come off injured in the 38th minute

Those who had grown unfamiliar with just how cruel FPL can be were given a sharp reminder in the first half.

Alisson came into the 2019/20 season as the most selected goalkeeper, in 32.5% of squads, but he was withdrawn in the first half.

The Liverpool shot-stopper went down with a calf problem in the 38th minute and had to be replaced by Adrian (£4.5m), who was added to FPL at £4.5m.

There seemed to be a suggestion from the media that Alisson was not quite ready to come back into the side so soon after returning from Copa America duty over the summer.

Either way, those who signed him for Gameweek 1 will be bitterly disappointed as they scored just one point and may now have to make an unwanted goalkeeper transfer for Gameweek 2.

Alisson has already been ruled out of the European Super Cup clash with Chelsea midweek and is, therefore, a doubt for the trip to Southampton next Saturday.

“The Ali situation is madness. It’s a calf injury. He felt as if something hit him from the back. He will not be ready for Wednesday, I can say that already. It’s probably more than a strain. We will have to see. It does not look too good.” – Jurgen Klopp

In the meantime, could former West Ham man Adrian become an incredible set and forget option for our Fantasy teams? We’ll have to wait for more information on Alisson’s injury but Adrian does have some potential.

“(Adrian) is a very confident guy and he came in and I don’t think he wanted to sit only on the bench for the next couple of years. He made himself ready. It is a situation, but if you are in a situation like this you want to have somebody who has played the league and who is experienced. He is 32, a calm guy, emotional as well, good with his feet – how we saw – and that’s really important for us. There are a lot of good things, but you still don’t want to have a situation where one goalie is fit. That’s how it is, but we have to see.” – Jurgen Klopp

Finally, as expected, Sadio Mané (£11.5m) was missing from the Liverpool starting line-up following his late return from African Cup of Nations commitments this summer.

That allowed Origi feature on the left flank of Liverpool’s 4-3-3 system, and get two attacking returns.

It was his first-half cross that was deflected into the Norwich net by Grant Hanley (£4.0m), and Origi connected with an Alexander-Arnold cross before half-time to make it 4-0.

Whether Origi is involved in Gameweek 2 remains to be seen though, given that Mané replaced him in the 73rd minute.

More importantly, the Senegalese international looked incredibly sharp, bearing down on Norwich’s defence from his position on the left flank. The energy he showed in his 17-minute cameo suggests he is probably raring to get back into the starting line-up.

Match Data Analysis

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson (Adrian 38′); Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Fabinho; Origi (Mané 73′), Firmino (Milner 85′), Salah.

Unused substitutes: Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Matip.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; McLean, Trybull (O Hernandez 69′); Cantwell, Stiepermann (Leitner 57′), Buendía; Pukki (Drmic 82′).

Unused substitutes: Fahrmann, Byram, Roberts, Vrancic

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

1,350 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Royal Robin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Besides Liverpool, did anyone stand out for Norwich? Buendia and Pukki I'm guessing, any others?

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

      Hanley stood out to me, i was wondering what he was doing on the pitch, always has a mistake in him

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What a talent

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

      Leitner 4.5m when he came on admittedly out of his natural CDM position and play at CAM so don’t think that will last but hit the bar and nearly had an assist. Both full backs get in amazing positions for 4.5m too

      1. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes this guy looked good to me too

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cantwell as a fifth mid at 4.5

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

      Stiepermann for me.

    5. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Buendia and pukki looked brilliant. The fullbacks looked sensational going forward.. Shame the defense was so horrid. Cantwell with wes hoolhahans Jersey looks like a big player for them this year at just 4.5

    6. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cantwell. Left winger for 4.5.

    7. Ser Davos
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cantwell at 4.5 looks a potential Dendoncker superseder

      1. Balls in Behind
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Cantwell won't be a long term selection. Usually a pacy winger on the left (Hernandez/Roberts)

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

    Has anyone kept money in the bank? I reckon it could be a crude move. I’ve got 1.0M, there are many wait and sees that have been avoided by many. Chelsea, Kean, Haller, not easy to get too from 6.0-6.5M strikers

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A crude move?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        lol

    2. The Royal Robin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The levels of self control you must have to of done that. I considered keeping £0.5 for King > Kean/Tammy but in the end I spent the entire budget.

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Not really...Just common sense

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      .5

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

      I kept 2 mil in the bank for Fraser to Son GW3

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      o/

    6. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I’ve got 1m ITB too.

      It seemed a good idea, but I’m worried I’ve strayed away from the ideal price point template though.

      In other words, I’m not sure that I’ll be able to have the flexibility to move onto all bandwagons easily.

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Do you mean shrewd move?

    8. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes .5

      Always do as it opens up so many opportunities

      It means going for AMT over Zinchenko who is probably one bad game from being dropped . Risky but gives me options where has others have to wait or drop 4pts

    9. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      0.5m to cover 0.1 price rises/falls in future transfers.

    10. Fpl Cursed
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I kept 0.5m so I can upgrade Moura to an 8.0m mid like Bernardo or Siggy or King to Kean in one move.

      Probably would've been 1.0m had Everton not bought Sidebe.

    11. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1.0 ITB. But i have Origi and because i'd like jota or another 6.5 after next gw i need it.

    12. Do I Not Like That
        1 month, 8 days ago

        2 mil in the bank for me

      • the Penman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Think you mean shrewd 😉

        And I did - I can spread it over a number of price rises players after GW2...

      • DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Crude ffs what was i drinking last night

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

        I went one step further and bought Kean and have him benched ready for next week!

    13. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Ye can bookmark this if ye so wish.

      THERE IS NO WAY VILLA ARE GONNA BE RELEGATED.

      END OF.

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

        will be intresting to see them today against spurs

      2. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Enjoy the season, I’ve got Mings for now so I’m hoping for some returns from GW2 onwards.

      3. Bird Raymond
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Could be great, could be terrible. Hardly know who any of their new players are, and there's a lot of them!

    14. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      After all the last minute shuffling of team before 7pm I seem to have two Brighton in my team.
      Not the usual Duffy/Dunk but a WB & attacking forward playing mid, Trossard & Montoya.
      Will I be smiling or crying after first few weeks?

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Same here. Happy with it tbh, they're merely placeholders

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

        That’s the usual Brighton round here. We’ll all be smiling with you 😉

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cheers

      3. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Last time I had Brighton players it ended up in disaster... Swore never to have them again, started with 2 as well, oh how I love FPL...

        1. Stef rocks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ahaha - exactly the same for me. I also have Montoya and Trossard and last campaign when I wildcarded in Gw 33 to get Brighton players it was a disaster 🙂

    15. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Who are you keeping an extra eye on today? For me it’s:

      1) Haller
      2) Trossard
      3) Jota (Villa)
      4) Camarasa

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Trossard coz I have him

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Same, were we all drugged?

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            It's a punt. He seems capable.

            Have faith.

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

        5) Erik

      3. The Royal Robin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        In terms of who I haven't got?

        A) Kane
        B) KDB
        C) Haller
        D) Vardy
        E) Zaha

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          More in terms of unproven but promising I guess

          1. The Royal Robin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Okay, Yarmolenko and Fornals in that list too then. Trossard, Montoya, Grealish, Jota, McGinn, etc.

      4. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        De Bruyne, Lanzini, Haller, Fornals, Wilson, Robinson, Wood, Ings, Adams, Siggy, Digne, Coleman, Zaha, Deulofeu, Trossard, Montoya, Murray, Kane, Moura, McGinn, Wesley

        FPL is back! 🙂

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Many extra eyes 😆

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Damn, son

      5. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Think all my eyes will be fixed on the wood hat trick today

      6. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        McNeil of Burnley

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

        Haller, Lanzini and Fornals for me. It will be interesting to see how they do.

    16. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Would you change TAA or Robbo(if you had both) to VVD if it was yesterday and you knew VVD is gonna score?

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        For one GW yeah, but this game is for longer.

        Robbo had a few shots and some good crosses.

        At the end of the day they're all going to score points. It's important to stick with who've you backed and accept there will be weeks where your player is the top scoring one and weeks where he isn't.

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah. Can't pass on any of them. Robbo looked very good tho. Hope it pays off

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I swapped Trent to Robbo then last minute Virgil, once he hit 50%.

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

          So went for who everyone else did

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Not owning means hurt when they score?

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

              What I mean is you chose 50% over your own knowledge of the players and went for the overall % of the site .

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I find having the highly owned & a few differentials works well, nothing worse than seeing rank drop from one of the big guns.

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

        Well considering VVD got 6 pts more than Robbo.. absolutely .... even if I want Robbo from GW2 onewards.. the transfer costs me 4 pts so I am up 2

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I mean long term
          That's obvious what you say

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

        I might do TAA > VVD if TAA continues to be poor defensively.

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          TAA could have 21 points

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

            ... I’m concerned Klopp will pull TAA to fix his problem right side.

      5. Solano's Trumpet
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        im cosidering TAA to VVD because im not covinced after yesterday that TAA will get the game time every week, and also he costs .5 more

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

          +1.

      6. Fpl Cursed
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Honest? Yes because I did that not even knowing he'd score. I thought to myself "If VVD were 7.0m would TAA be clearly the better option" and realized he wouldn't be - the issue around his minutes would still leave VVD vs TAA up for debate. So VVD being 6.5m just made it a no-brainer.

    17. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      So Adrian wasn't priced in fpl at the start of the game yesterday.. But when Allison got injured and Adrian basically got himself nailed as a starter for atleast a month fpl decided to price him at 4.5? Even the under studys at pool, Chelsea and United are priced at 5.0.. But

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lol. Post fail.
        What I meant was it looks like fpl are playing mind games on us 3 pool owners

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

        It’s to annoy those who already have triple pool trying to buy the game. Intellectuals, like me, who only got salah and VVD will be able to capitalise on and leave you losers behind

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Definitely annoying.. Everytime I look at Robbo I thjnk of the points Adrian will get at 2.5 less now. The worst part is I did Mings + Sterling to Robbo + Kdb right at the end in a slight bit of panic :(..

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

            Fortunately Adrian isn’t quite capable of 10-15 assists a season like your boys so I wouldn’t worry. Robbo could have easily got 2 goals and an assist and TAA could have got a goal and 3 assists. My bum was chewing the seat all game

      3. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Very odd. I thought it was a mistake for a good while

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That is weird.

      5. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Right, I don't think FPL Towers had time to think it through. A backup keeper to a Top 6 side should normally be 5m unless they have a terrible defence - hi Arsenal.

    18. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Chaps need some help.

      If someone has just joined my mini league and it says to be added after next point update or whatever, does that mean they won’t get their GW1 points counted in the league?

      Thanks 🙂

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        They will count

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

          That’s great! Didn’t know if their totals will just be started Gw2

    19. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      My wife is Hungarian, Pukki is fart in her language.
      You could tell how much attacking chances Norwich had from how much she was laughing.

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

        Hah that’s hilarious!

      2. VAR Star
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Haha that’s brilliant 🙂

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

        😆

      4. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        "Fingik" says google translator. Strange. How is it spelled?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Well thats the more grown up version, so 'fine' or 'fungus'.
          But 'pukki' is the funnier version.

      5. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I know the feeling, Kaka is poo in many of the Balkan languages. Brings back memories this post 😀

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          French too.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            My wife who is Russian told me konyplanka means weed/grass in Ukranian/Russian. Weird last name to have in your own language...

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          In Finnish poo is "kakka"... And goat is "pukki".

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Ah Finnish, the only related language to Hungarian.

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Estonian is also same origin, others are extremely small.

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

              She is correct. It made me laugh too.

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            And it is not common last name, one "family' probably, about 400 people have that last name.

    20. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      FPL site seems crap. Keeps going offline.

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

        All is fine here.

    21. BelgiumFTW
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Origi (5.5M) + 1M itb

      Probably loses his spot next game to Mané.

      Who should i bring in? Or stick with Origi?

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pukki v Newcastle looks the pick of the bunch for 1 week

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          After one game, he certainly is ahead of those who are yet to play.

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Plenty of 6.5 and 6.0 players to watch this GW and then decide.

      3. Andy'81
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Stick another GW, jump when the wheels fall off.

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

        watch super cup on wednesday. Mané might play that one and origi (substituted after 73 vs norwich) might play vs southampton.

    22. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If Trossard casuals get anything today Ill retire from FPL

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Playing in a fluid front 3 against a weak defence. Maybe you're the casual 😉

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        “Trossard casuals”

        😆 😆 😆

      3. Bird Raymond
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No need for that!

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          lol

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

        Trossard has the preseason form to perform. Should come at no surprise if he comes away with some points

      5. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        It's a total punt as no one has seen him play in the prem before...

      6. Jekori
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Jahanbakhsh had simular (even better) stats when he came to brighton. In his debut season he had no attacking returns. admittedly he was injured quite a bit but still, brighton isn't a top4 side like AZ and KRC Genk are in their leagues. Curious how they play under the new coach tho, the talent is there for sure.

    23. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      @FPLVirgin Good podcast to listen to while browsing FFS 😉
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005t4x

    24. ALTOID11
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Although Pukki looks like one to watch I don’t think 6.5 is a bargain tbf.

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

        Too early to say, could be fantastic asset if Norwich keeps playing free flow attack like they did on second half yesterday.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Looking at him for GW6

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Definite wait and see for me.

      3. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Well that's the same price as Murray. Spot on IMO

    25. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is the Wisdom Of The Crowd community piece not going to feature this season? I really enjoyed reading it last time round but didn’t see one for GW1...

    26. mad_beer ✅
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can you see how much money ITB another person has? It used to be there but I can't see it.

      1. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No longer visible between GWs

        1. mad_beer ✅
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks dude.

      2. Gregg Wallace
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        If they have a TV of £100.5 that means they have £0.5 itb, same for £102.0 etc

        1. Net Gains
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That's not true at all. Team Value and Money In The Bank are two totally separate things. You can easily have a TV of 100.5 and no money in the bank!

          1. Gregg Wallace
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            But not at the start of the season, there are already people that have a TV of £100.5 because they have £0.5 itb which I assume is a bug. Of course there would be no way to tell whether someone has money itb from this later on in the season when their TV is much higher

            1. Net Gains
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I haven't seen this bug but even if it exists it does not mean that this money is in their bank. And your answer to the OP was a blanket statement, which was wrong.

            2. mad_beer ✅
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              One person in my ML has a TV of 101. There hasn't been any price rises so it must be a bug.

        1. mad_beer ✅
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thanks. This is helpful.

          I liked the mystery of thinking up what someone did. But hey ho.

    27. RubberDucky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is there a live stream today?
      If so what time?

    28. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mane looked great coming on yesterday, not worth having inatead of Salah but a double up in the near future looking poaaible...

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Could be if we keep conceding.

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

        Agree. Considering dropping a LIV defender to make room for Mane.

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

        But if the Liverpool defenders can get near his points for 4.5/5.0m less, it's hard to justify the price for someone you're unlikely to captain.

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

          “... But if the Liverpool defenders can get near his points for 4.5/5.0m less ...”. Not without clean sheets they can’t. LIV/TAA were appalling defensively yesterday.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Small sample size though.

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

              LIV were poor defensively over the preseason too. Allison is now injured ...

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

          This is why you use players like Mané short term, the easy home match-ups are where he thrives and a double up is viable.

          1. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Solid point.

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

        Looks dangerous. Also he'll win so many corners from that side with how he dribbles directly into the box. Salah was taking the left-side corners so could up his assist tally.

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

        I want to see he play 90 minutes first.

    29. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Does anyone know if the FPL Discovery blog has been discontinued?

      I liked seeing the top 10K stats etc in a spreadsheet...

    30. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Anyone with a link for the mods and cons league?

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

          Thank you

    31. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Rumours angelo starting.. if it is true... will be fun.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I don't think Angelino will start. Pep wants to win this game. Angelino is only in the team to fulfil the homegrown quota rules.

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

        Link or ban?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Are these kind of comments supposed to be funny`?

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

        Tick, tick, tick ... ban.

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

        Got a link for these rumours?

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Looks legit! LOL!

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

            Don't do this again please.

    32. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Will West Ham score? Asking for a friend

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

        48% chance MCI keeps a cs.

      2. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Man City are 19/20 to keep a clean sheet with the bookies. So that suggests there is 50% chance West Ham will score a goal once you take into account the overround.

      3. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sounds about right. I think they will

      4. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        probably

    33. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Norwich will have no relevancy whatsoever if they stay this open and don't get their first choice CBs in soon but if they do, I like Max Aarons a lot.

    34. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can i get link for mods an cons league?

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

        4 posts above

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

          Oh did not saw, thanks

    35. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Initial fears for Alisson Becker is that he will be out for 4-6 weeks. Indications that he has torn his calf. If lay-off is to longer end of the scale, he could miss first Champions League group game in September

      Via Dom King

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

        They say not use a transfer on gk, but there will be a lot hopping on the Adrian train with this news. Or not, as many have triple LIV already.

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bad news for Pool

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I won't feel fomo for Adrian if it's just 6 weeks. Phew 🙂

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

        Adrian not worth it for 6 weeks imo (if you already have 3 Liverpool so require 2 transfers to get him and another to use the money saved)

    36. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Scenes if Zinchenko doesn't start

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

        It will happen at some point but unlikely to be today.

    37. Better Call Raul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      New membee here, is there a way to change your avi on mobile? Cheers

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

        Gravatar.com

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

        gravatar.com

    38. Bodini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is anyone else having problems with the FPL app not displaying GW points scored in squad view? Shows up in list view ok

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

        First World problems.

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

          Lol, my pain is real!

    39. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      PENS DOWN!

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

      Just realised you can no longer see how many transfers your opponent has made or their team value. A bit annoying but probably fair

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

        Had to be done imo, with the transfer spy websites and whatnot

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Why ? It's part of the game . I use it as a blocking tactic in my money leagues .

          Its no different from telling people what players they should be bringing in imo.

          1. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            it got removed to put a stop to people like u winning by sly means..

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

        Annoying indeed . Of all the changes they can mate to improve this broken game they make one to break it even more

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          This was a great change. Its bs that you could "spy" on transfers by some obscure method. If they meant for us to know our opponent's transfers we would have real time access to their teams.

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I don't use anything to spy..I work it out myself and have done for 11 seasons.

            Isn't using numbers that OPTA provide not cheating then?. Members who pay to use stats are paying for an advantage. At least I did my own work 😉

        2. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          thank god it got removed. Annoying cheats using spy tactics should never be allowed..

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            See above. I do it all myself and it takes time with a pen and paper