Scout Notes

Barnes brace sinks Saints as Pope returns to Fantasy form

Burnley 3-0 Southampton

Goals: Ashley Barnes x2 (£6.5m), Johan Berg Gudmundsson (£6.0m)

Assists: Erik Pieters x2 (£4.5m)

Bonus Points: Barnes x3, Pieters x2, Nick Pope x1 (£4.5m), Gudmundsson x1

Ashley Barnes (£6.5m) did his best to blow Burnley’s pre-season trends out of the water in a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

The forward scored twice against the Saints after a campaign of summer friendlies in which he did not find the net once.

Barnes also played fewer minutes in those games than colleagues Chris Wood (£6.5m) and Jay Rodriguez (£6.0m) but still started alongside the New Zealand international at Turf Moor.

His two forward colleagues combined for 15 goals in pre-season but it was Barnes who showed the clinical edge in Gameweek 1.

Barnes scored a brace in Burnley’s 3-0 win over Southampton

However, in truth, the game was closer than the scoreline suggested.

Southampton had chances in the early stages with new signing Che Adams (£6.0m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.5m) hooking wide and stinging the palms of Nick Pope (£4.5m) respectively.

In fact, Burnley did not pose much of a threat in the first half other than a Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£6.0m) drive from the edge of the box that clipped the post. It was only in a 12-minute second-half spell that they scored three goals.

“It was a tight game and there wasn’t much in it, but I was so pleased with our mentality to stick at it. We started asking more questions in the second half and lifted the tempo and without putting them on the back foot we suddenly made like awkward.” – Sean Dyche

Barnes first capitalised on a Jannik Vestergaard (£5.0m) slip to connect with an Erik Pieters (£4.5m) clearance, drilling under Angus Gunn (£4.5m).

Minutes later, the former Plymouth Argyle striker was on hand again to double Burnley’s lead. This time there was more intention on Pieters’ ball into the box, an incredible cross to the back post where Barnes poked home.

“I have great admiration for him. This pre-season he didn’t score a goal and he looked hungry for it. The first goal was a fantastic touch and finish, it was great skill. His second finish was sublime, it’s a brilliant ball by Erik Pieters, but when centre-forwards finish like that it looks easy. It’s not easy when the ball is coming over your shoulder like that.” – Sean Dyche

It is worth highlighting the role that Pieters played in this win, as his 14-point score in Gameweek 1 was bettered only by Raheem Sterling‘s (£12.0m) 20-point haul.

Not only did the former Stoke man get two assists, but he also tacked on a clean sheet and two bonus points.

Pieters secured a great Gameweek 1 score but his place in the Burnley team could be short-lived

However, it would probably unwise to jump straight into including Pieters in our squads, for several reasons.

Firstly, while his cross for Barnes’ second goal was excellent, the assist for the first was nothing more than a clearance, that the striker was able to latch onto because of Vestergaard’s mistake.

Furthermore, it does seem likely that Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) will be the first choice left-back for Burnley this season.

The former Leeds United defender missed a portion of pre-season with an injury but still started two of the last three matches of the summer, while Pieters featured from the beginning only once in that run.

According to Burnley’s official website, Taylor was only omitted from the matchday squad for the Southampton clash “during a fast-track to get him up to match fitness.”

In our Team News content, we did think that Taylor would be a doubt to start this Gameweek 1 as he played in a reserve team game midweek a few days beforehand.

Fantasy managers looking at the Burnley defence will have to keep an eye on the left-back situation and Dyche’s next press conference ahead of Gameweek 2.

The third Clarets goal on Saturday came from Gudmundsson’s determination as he dispossessed Ryan Bertrand (£4.5m), bore down on goal from the right flank and curled an effort into the far corner of Gunn’s net.

Nick Pope played his first Premier League match since the 2017/18 campaign on Saturday

Meanwhile, it was rewarding for Fantasy managers to see goalkeeper Pope make his first Premier League appearance since the 2017/18 season on Saturday.

The Burnley shot-stopper picked up where he left off as a Fantasy asset too, keeping a clean sheet, making three saves and claiming one bonus point.

As per usual, the Clarets made life very comfortable for their goalkeeper, largely limiting Southampton to efforts from range, enabling Pope to make enough saves for that additional point.

It will be interesting to see how this tactic affects Arsenal in Gameweek 2, given how much of the Gunners’ play takes place inside the penalty box.

“Popey didn’t have a lot of do, which was also pleasing.” – Sean Dyche

“The lads have shielded me well in tough conditions, it was difficult to get going in a sense. The lads looked after me really well and I helped them out when I could. I feel better than before; I don’t think about it when I wake up in the morning. It’s in the past now, so I’m glad to get it behind me.” – Nick Pope

Meanwhile, despite the result probably being an unfair reflection of the match, concerns about Southampton’s defence under Ralph Hasenhüttl continue.

Admittedly, there was poor defending specifically from Vestergaard for two of Burnley’s goals but it has been some time since the Saints offered reliable clean sheet potential.

This performance does not bode well for Southampton as they prepare to host Liverpool in Gameweek 2, although it could help Fantasy managers make their captaincy decision.

Members Analysis

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil (Lennon 84′), Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; A Barnes (Rodriguez 84′), Wood.

Southampton XI (3-4-2-1): Gunn; Vestergaard, J Stephens (Højbjerg 73′), Bednarek; Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Valery; Redmond, Ings (Obafemi 66′); Adams (Boufal 73′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Why no price changes yet? Has fpl tower changed the threshold or have the casuals started becoming more patient like us professionals?

    1. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      FPL Tower?

      1. sunzip14
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes, like the Trump Tower 😀

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

        It's where Mark et al. work countless hours every day to make fpl a better game.

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

      If the tower wants to appeal to "casuals", price changes would be frozen til after Friday lunchtime.

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

      I wish price changes were locked until friday nights, but then players can go up 0.2 in a night etc

      But i guess thatd make things easier

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I've suggested this before and everyone absolutely hated the idea haha - I think it would be good

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

          It would be great for patient people who like to get all info

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

            No because everybody would wait and get all the info and any advantage you had would be lost.

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      all price changes are now totalled during the week and then applied all at once at 23:30 Friday night 😀

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

        Just do it at the next GW deadline?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          yeah why not

      2. @BigChrisso
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Top banter

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          pardon

          1. @BigChrisso
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Application of all price rises at one set time. The kerfuffle it would cause would be great

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              and no-one fully knowing who they are or how much they would go up until it happens, carnage

              1. @BigChrisso
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Kaos !

      3. HIT ME!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        That a fact mate?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          no sorry, made it up, just an idea is all

          1. HIT ME!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Okay, cool. Sounds interesting.

  2. sunzip14
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bottomed.Sensible to save FT or do you recommend any moves?0 itb.

    Heaton/Button
    VVD, Digne, Rico, Diop, Montoya
    Sterling, KDB, Martial, Fraser, Barkley
    Kane, Wilson, Greenwood

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

      Save

    2. @BigChrisso
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Save, nothing especially critical here

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

      Easiest save of the season

    4. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      you already know the answer...

    5. rdpx
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sterling -> Walcott?

      😀

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

        I’m sort of expecting you to say Kane to Sharp 😉

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

          LOL

          No way - the longer I keep everyone away from the magical secret of Billy Sharp the better for me.

          If everyone starts getting those points I'll soon be back down the 3mill mark like last season.

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

        Correct!

    6. sunzip14
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thank you all for the responses

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

    We TAA owners should hope he starts super cup or not?

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

      Prefer a rest TBH

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

      Prefer the start myself.

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

      I don't own him but would prefer he didn't start. Gomez and Matip could play at the weekend if he does.

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

      Start. There’s no need to rest anyone yet so if he’s rotated it’s because Klopp hasn’t decided who is number 1 yet.

    5. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Squad has travelled. Expect a full strength team.

      1. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Actually, may not have travelled yet but ...
        The full squad list:

        Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Matip, Hoever, Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Elliott.

        I expect TAA to play

  4. danlynch13
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    When is martial likely to go up in price? Tonight or a few more days?

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

      Not tonight.

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

    Perez owners how you feeling? Obviously not ditching yet but he didn't look great against Wolves. It will become a tough decision if he blanks again this weekend. Difficult to sell before Sheffield United and Bournemouth in GWs 3 and 4.

    1. @BigChrisso
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Perez needs a few weeks before you ditch him. Like everyone at 6.5 in mid and fwd you gotta give them time

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Nah just chuck him. I mean lets face it he is a proven FF asset playing OOP at a dirt cheap price in an attack minded team that has failed against a good defence in the first week. Clearly gotta go 🙂

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

          Where are people still saying that he's OOP? He played on the wing, not upfront with Vardy, not even in the hole behind Vardy.

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

      Keeping as planned, until WC after GW4

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

      he has 4 gameweeks in my team i think, if he does nothing vs sheff/bou i will swap him

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

      I feel bad

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

      Sitting tight, Leicester didn’t click last game. There isn’t any 6.5s that looked bang on so no even sure where I would go

    6. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      he has 4 weeks before re-assessment.
      1 brace will prove to everyone he is a season keeper

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

      He is the set and forget underpriced cheap mid. I don't understand the question 🙂

    8. Yip Jaap Stam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The one I’m thinking of ditching it Sigurdsson

    9. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Leaving him in my team for a few weeks.

  6. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which will be the most asked question this gameweek?

    A) shall I take a hit?
    B) shall i save the transfer?
    C) shall i do xyz to martial?
    D) captain salah or Sterling?
    E) other ( please mention)

    1. @BigChrisso
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Should I bring in Adrian?

    2. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What to do with Perez/ trossard

    3. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 8 days ago

        E) How do you rate my Wildcard team?

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

        a and b are the same question
        c can be expanded to "are man utd the real deal"
        d there is a poll for that
        e is the premium defence dead?

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

          "Is there any price rises this game week?"

          1. mxstro
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Too early for WC?

        2. rdpx
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          E) what time are the price rises?

      • HeavyMen
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Is there any price rises this game week?

        1. Evil Genius
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Eventually

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

          Yes.

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

          Probably Rashford and the obvious keeper exchange.

      • OptimusBlack
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Who to play Trossard or Montoya ?

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

          Trossard

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

            Cheers

      • mcgrejam
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pope
        Digne, Dunk,VVD
        Mane, McGinn,Sterling, Martial
        Wilson, Kane, Pukki

        No playing subs except dendoncker etc - can wildcard to this but is it strong enough without Salah?

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

        Iwobi or mount possible good replacements for barkley if he is benched next gw. Any better?

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

          McGinn

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Buendia or Iwobi are the ones I'm eyeing up - Mount if he keeps the #10 spot and actually does something

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

          Trossard if he starts for Brighton and does well.

      • How I met your Mata
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Do we think Targett could get his place back for this week?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Hard to say, but possibly yes.

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

          Should think so cost enough

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

        Fraser

        King

        Delafeou

        are concerns?

        In which order would you put them to leave the team.

        Martial, Puki, Grealish on my watch list

      • Inazuma X1
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Vardy (C) over Sterling?

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

          the differential choice.

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

          Not if Kante and Rudiger are back

        3. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Whilst I think he could do well against Chelsea, and possibly exploit those huge gaps they were leaving against United, I'm not sure I'd be captaining over Sterling.

      • Random Name
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lol what price changes are people actually expecting to see?

        Literally everyone is saving their transfer apart from Alisson owners

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

          That's not true at all.

        2. fr3d
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          25k have already sold Lacazette (for good reason) and that’s only a fraction of total transfers made so far

          1. Random Name
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            but not enough for a price change

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

          Nonsense.

      • Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        A. Kane, Martial and TAA
        Or
        B. Dunk, McGinn and Messi

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

          B if you perma captain Messi

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

            I also own Sanchez, so can't captain Messi permanently

      • davies
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Save ft & GTG?

        Heaton
        TAA VVD Digne Diop
        Salah Sterling Pérez Barkley
        Kane King

        Button Dendoncker Rico Greenwood

        Cheers.

        1. Most likely to succeed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          All fine I'd say

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

          I'm considering Pope over Heaton this week ... Burnley really limit shots in the box (where Arsenal are strongest) and Bournemouth (at least last year) were really dangerous away from home ... itching for goals v promoted side.

      • Most likely to succeed
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Heaton
        TAA, Digne, Rico, Kelly
        Salah (C), Sterling, Martial, Pérez
        Aubameyang (VC), King

        Pope, Dendoncker, Greenwood, Walker-Peters

        G2g? No transfers done. Kinda sucks having Rico and King facing Heaton in goal, but can't really see what to do.

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

          Head to head match ups always bound to happen. Could play Dendocker over Rico but GTG otherwise.

      • Kristobal
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Help please.

        A) Robbo & TAA

        B) Robbo & VvD

        C) TAA & VvD

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

          c

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

          A

        3. korbendallas82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C personally. 0.5 under, pluss freekicks from time to time. But i switch later if one overperforming over the others.

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

        Walker-Peters & Jiminez to Rashford & Rico? Madness?

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

          yep - hold jimi

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

          Walker Peters, Oh my God?
          Ahahaha.

        3. luk46
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          play KWP in gw3, no need for those transfers now

      • KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Im annoyed that Aguero got to retake that penalty. All those casuals benefit once again

        1. fr3d
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Big blow for us professionals

        2. Yip Jaap Stam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Casuals win again

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

          Alas this is the curse we bear.

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

        "... No player created more chances in #GW1 than Pedro ...". I would never have guessed that and I watch the entire game.

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

          High up the list of shots at goal too.

          I think as FPL managers we have a tendency to overestimate the value of amazing actions and underestimate the value of simple actions that can also lead to the same number of points. Goal involvements are goal involvements no matter how unspectacular. It doesn't have to be a stunning through ball to be an assist, for example.

          That's why the game is so much about fixtures and positioning in my opinion. If Barkley had scored from his close call, it would have been a Pedro assist. He could have had a few others, and he's taking shots at goal even if in that particular match they weren't great efforts. He was heavily involved in almost everything Chelsea did going forward, always somewhere near the ball or the penalty box.

          He's on my radar. Minutes is the biggest concern.

      • Internal Error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Can you rank these guys in terms of who you think will get the most goals and assists combined this season? It's for fpl draft

        1. Moise Kean
        2. Sarr
        3. Lo Celso
        4. Maupay

        1. luk46
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          1 4 2 3

      • Tactical Focus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Lots of talk that Pogba will still move this summer, what do you guys think?

        1. Yip Jaap Stam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Can’t see it when Utd haven’t got a replacement

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

          I really can't see any way that would happen.

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

          He'd have to be persuaded with a promise that he can go in January if they get a replacement lined up.

          1. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Hopefully.
            I'm a little worried as I own him and back page news today is running the story that he's going. Last thing I need is him not making the squad out of the blue for GW2 or 3

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

              Middle of the week, gotta print something.

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

                Naahhhh

      • poidlolo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pope
        Vvd wba robbo digne
        Perez martial salah sterling
        Wilson jota
        Subs : lund, dendocker, greenwood,button

        I plan to play lund...who need to subs? Or g2g?

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

          Nice team.

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

            Tq..g2g rite?

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

              Oh for sure.

        2. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Well 3 of your players are playing tomorrow

          1. Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            *night, so asses after it, you never know with injuries. Wolves play Thursday too.

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

              Tq for info..i will check for it

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

            You think they’ll get many minutes?

            1. Tactical Focus
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              The Liverpool lads? Full strength team 100000%, Super Cup is a huge game. Just the fans think it isn't for whatever reason.

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

                Salah will play 60 max

                1. Tactical Focus
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I can assure you he will play 90.
                  Ive been spot on with everything Liverpool related on here for like 3 years, I go to every game, trust me, full strength team for the full 90. There will be a sub in midfield, Milner or whoever, the left wing will be subbed whether its Origi or Mané, 3rd sub will just be random depending on tactical or fatigue

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

                    He might, but I doubt it.

      • rdpx
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I just realised my team link is going to what must have been my team number from a couple of seasons ago, no idea who Sanvir Klair is... saying that not having my team linked last year was a blessing to all really.

        Guess I'd better try to figure out how to change it!

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

            My Gravatar is fine - if you are still seeing "Brian Clough (2013 Xmas version with green bauble)"
            It's the link through to my FPL team that is out od date.

      • AmeliesDad
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What's the deal with Vertonghen. Should I have avoided? Will he play 90 before his price drops and I feel forced into following along?

        1. Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Well Poch said its a squad game and he selected who he thought was best, and for the bench too.. Which basically says Vertonghen for some reason isn't going to start for a while. Van Der Vaart reckons he'll be leaving before the window closes

      • The Truth Is...
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        EDERSON

        VVD AWB ROBERTSON

        SALAH STERLING TIELEMANS MADDISON SIGURDSSON

        PUKKI MAUPAY

        MCGOVERN LUNDSTRAM RICO WICKHAM

        ANY CHANGES??

        1. Random Name
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yeah fix the Caps Lock key

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

            Nah, love a bit of caps lock.

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

          Yeah, turn off caps lock.

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

          Is that a wild card team?

          1. Evil Genius
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            He shouted this earlier:

            EDERSON
            ROBERTSON VVD AZPILLICUETA
            SALAH STERLING SIGURDSSON MADDISON JORGINHO JOTA DEULOFEU

            So I think this one is is team now.

          2. The Truth Is...
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            yes

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

              Wow, that was quick.

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

          Stop shouting

      • CrouchDown
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Save FT?

        Pope

        Zinchenko Coleman Lundstram

        Salah Sterling Moura Barkley Lanzini

        Kane King

        Subs: Heaton, Ayew Montoya Taylor

      • CrouchDown
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Is Charlie Taylor out of favour at Burnley?

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

          was injured

        2. The Truth Is...
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He wasnt out of favour but pieters will definitely be pushing for his place after Saturday

      • De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Guys! Does anyone know the situation with Guilbert? He wasn't even on the bench on the weekend.

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

          yeh hes a 3rd choice

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

          Smith said this:

          It was just a selection. I decided to go with the team I went with. I felt I wanted two defenders, two midfielders and two forwards on the bench. Either Matt Targett or Freddie Guilbert had to miss out and, unfortunately, he’s had a good pre-season as well. There’s only 18 players I can choose. Ezri Konsa was on the bench and Ezri has played a number of games [at right-back] who could go there if one of our full-backs got tired. Matt Targett got the nod over him on the bench.

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/11/kanes-fpl-appeal-examined-after-brace-against-villa/

        3. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It's all a bit up in the air at the minute. Can see why Smith has started with El Mo, but in time I seeing it being Guilbert's position, difficult to say when he'll get a start tho.

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Roger that. Thanks a lot guys.