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Is Liverpool’s defence still a reliable source of clean sheets?

Teemu Pukki‘s (£6.5m) goal against Liverpool in Gameweek 1 already has Fantasy managers concerned about doubling up on the Reds’ defence this season.

Liverpool kept 21 clean sheets last year, more than any other side, but are yet to register one in 2019/20 after conceding on Friday night.

Doubling-up on the Reds’ defence had previously proved a popular tactic this summer.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) is still the most fashionable of the Liverpool back-line, owned by 50% of managers for the first Gameweek.

Meanwhile, as the first deadline of the campaign passed, Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) sat in 34% of squads, and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) was in 24% of them.

Various combinations of these three defenders were also forming part of many a manager’s setup for the 2019/20 season.

12.3% of all Fantasy managers had both van Dijk and Robertson for Gameweek 1, 7% paired the Dutchman with Alexander-Arnold while 6.8% owned both full-backs.

However, after Liverpool’s opening day display, there are those who are worried about whether they should be so heavily invested in Jurgen Klopp’s defence.

Alisson is now set to be out for several weeks with a muscle problem

The injury to Alisson (£6.0m), expected to be out for at least a few weeks, is also giving some Fantasy managers cold feet about last season’s best back-line.

In this latest article, we will look at the data from Gameweek 1 to see how much we should be worried about Liverpool’s defence moving forward.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Save FT, have 0.5ITB? And Play Kelly or Smith?

    Ryan
    TAA VVD Smith Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Siggy Perez
    Vardy King

    Button Dendoncker Kelly Greenwood

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yep, save. And probably Kelly - pretty similar though, that's just what my gut says.

  2. mash
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    In the Draft game, my goalkeepers are Alisson and Heaton, and I have second pick in this week's transactions. Will probably keep Alisson for when he returns, but in the meantime, should I:

    A) Play Heaton with what could be a fairly kind run of fixtures
    B) Attempt to swap Heaton for Adrian

    Cheers!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A - you arguably have the best premium and best budget keepers. Save, otherwise someone else will nab Heaton.

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers! Budget isn't an issue of course, but on the other hand, the only other viable keepers still available are Ryan and Pope...

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Still hold

    2. Dribbles
      3 months, 24 days ago

      As a player ranked just under 4m, i say B.

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Little poll. Which would you rather?

    A) TAA/Robbo and Wilson
    B) 4.5m and Kane

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A easy

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A with Rashford.

    5. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Of course b

    6. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Probably the same score by the end, but a 4.5M defender has a chance of rising in value if you pick the right one.

  4. BlueEddy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Heaton/Pope
    VVD Digne Ake (Hanley, Rico)
    Sterling Salah Moura Martial Perez
    Wood Wilson (Wickham)
    Do anything or save transfer? Heaton or Pope in goal?
    I'm thinking to maybe do Wood to Pukki? Any other ideas?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Heaton, quite like the Pukki punt. Wood has two tough games in next three and shares goals with Barnes.

      1. BlueEddy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He seems like the kind of player who will score whenever he has the chance. I didn't follow Norwich last season but from what I've read he's pretty clinical. 29 goals in 43 games last season. Doesn't necessarily mean he'll do the same in the Premier League, but could be worth the punt

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I'd save the transfer and personally like the look of Pope, but if you have bought 2 keepers for fixture rotation then I guess it has to be Heaton.

      1. BlueEddy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        My idea was to rotate but Pope looked good last game and could get a few save points against Arsenal. I'd be surprised if he gets a clean sheet, though. Bournemouth were lacking something up front against SHU...hmmm...maybe stick to the plan and rotate them..

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          To be fair, my opinion may be tainted by the fact I own Pope, Wilson & King.

          But then again, I own those players because i think they'll perform rather than thinking they'll perform because I own them.

  5. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Any villa fans? I saw the game against spurs, villa were solid at the back. I'm wondering if at Home against BOU they will sit tight again or will go all out attack. What do you reckon?

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      i think opponent dictates that a bit, not easy to go all out attack away to Spurs, i will expect them to do so vs Bou at home. if that translates to goals is another story

    2. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Villa really weren't solid at the back against Spurs. They conceded 31 shots.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I know that the stats say this, but if you watch the game you can see that they really were holding spurs until Eriksen get in. After that i agree they struggle.

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Pretty simple tactic. Crowd everyone except Lamela and Sissy Sissoko and let those two turn the ball over,

    3. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      We won’t change our game. Always high press attacking football.

      1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        They didnt press high against spurs, more of sitting back and counter attacks.

  6. Big Steve
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Is Pukki the real deal?

    His stats from the championship were impressive and he looked sharp vs Liverpool!

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Maybe but his next 4 aint great imo

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Could be good for around 15 goals this season.

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I’m looking for the best 6.5M striker similar to many other I am sure!

        Wood / Barnes looks like his main competition!

        Currently have King in my team, worth giving him GW2 to redeem his GW1 blank?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I'm still holding out on Jota, but started with him last season and didn't start out too well then.

          1. Big Steve
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I’m thinking to sit on King for another week and watch Wood Barnes and Pukki next week them make the call. Hoping for no price rise / drop before then...

        2. Greek Flair
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Can’t take him out against Villa. Make a decision after that

          1. Big Steve
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Yep that’s what I was thinking!

    3. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Whether he performs against Newcastle or not he seems a short sighted pick. Maybe in GW6 with more information.

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I didn’t know anything about him before the Liverpool game but I was really impressed with his movement and work ethic!

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Undeniably he looked great, but I'm too stubborn to be swung by one performance, perhaps wrongly stubborn though.

          1. Big Steve
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Yer I’m trying to be more stubborn this year too!

            I’ve gone for more season keepers this year and my 6.5M striker position was one I was happy to spend my transfer on so I’m not too worried about trying or a few of them!

      2. BlueEddy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Who's the best 6.5 striker for the next few weeks then?

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          For GWs 3 & 4 nobody stands out to me. I'm on Wood & King atm. Will probably sell King soon but plan to keep Wood long term.

          1. BlueEddy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Why would you keep Wood, out of interest?

            1. Eytexi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 24 days ago

              I've always rated him as a good goalscorer and think Burnley could have a good season. Fixtures from GW5 look great & Arsenal (with a shaky defence)/Wolves (Europa League fatigue possibly) don't seem certain of CS vs. Burnley either.

              1. Big Steve
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Gw5-7 looks like gold for Wood!

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      he plays for norwich

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Good observation!

        I was impressed by the style they play and they scored against one of if not the best defence of last season...

        1. BlueEddy
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          He could be a good bet. Like you said he scored against one of the best defences in the league and his stats last season are great. I also like Jota though at that price. He hasn't got great fixtures but they did beat Man Utd twice last season, didn't they?

          1. Big Steve
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Just worried about him getting 70 mins in quite a few games as they have Cutrone as back up now...

            1. BlueEddy
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              So long as he plays 60 mins, it's ok. He was on fire in pre-season...

    5. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Barnes is your man but maybe hold till gw5

      1. Big Steve
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Barnes over Wood?

        Is this just based off GW1? Or any other reason?

  7. Enes_Sahini1
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Save FT? 0.5ITB

    Heaton
    Digne Laporte VVD Dunk
    Perez McGinn Salah Sterling
    Kane King

    Sub: Pope Deondecker Greenwood Lundstram

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yep, save. Gtg!

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Bet you had a great GW1 score

      1. Enes_Sahini1
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah 108, I think it was good at least

    3. BlueEddy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      GTG

  8. jumpinjoe90
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Who is a better season long bet? Maguire or wan bisaaka?

    My own thinking is that Maguire is more of a goal threat but Bissaka probably better chance of assisting?

    Second question... is it worth doubling up on Rashford and martial?

    Cheers gentlemen

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      AWB for BAPS and maybe the odd assist.

      It depends who your other options are I guess. Personally I'd rather have just the one of them & someone like Siggy unless they start returning every game.

      1. jumpinjoe90
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah it really is a toss up imo

        Yeah you are right on the second point, currently have siggy and rashers with perez

        Thanks for replying pal!

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          No worries mate! 🙂

          Personally saving the FT & looking at Martial next week. My dilemma will be picking 2 of Martial, Siggy & Haller as I want them all. 🙁 Hopefully this week's performances make it obvious to me.

    2. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I like the look of them both and shaw if you want to be different! Give them a few more gameweeks to prove they can do it long term!

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Still too early to assess how effective United's defence will be, even with good fixtures. I'm waiting.

      1. jumpinjoe90
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yeah, have a feeling there might be a few 0-0 coming over the next few weeks

        Really like Chelsea’s fixtures too, despite result at the weekend

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      The only problem I see with Maguire's goal threat, which he has always had, is who is going to deliver the quality of set pieces for him at Utd? Mata and Young are the best deliverers of free kicks/corners but they are not regular starters.

      1. jumpinjoe90
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Good point badgerboy never thought of that

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      AWB. Baps.

    6. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      AWBonus

    7. One Wheels Enough
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Mag

    8. Barnes Owl
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I went Maguire from the start due to goal threat. Hopefully over the season, his attacking returns will outweigh AWB's bps. Who knows though!

      1. jumpinjoe90
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Cheers everyone good food fir thought

  9. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Price increases are great because if you manage your team effectively then you should build TV, doing so makes you stronger than those that don’t

    Fear of losing value by transferring out players is ridiculous - you should always be gaining on the new players

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      problem is buying people back if you want to switch them out

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Short term punts maybe

        But effectively using your FTs should be mid term moves as such the player you drop is likely to be hitting a difficult stage and stand a chance to lose value

        The player brought in is because they stand a chance of hitting form or have hit form and will therefore rise

        It’s only this player for this player and back to the first player ridiculous moves that become a problem

        If the punt is so good then the points will come at a cost

        It provides an additional element that makes the game more interesting

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          that doesnt disprove my point made in response to your initial post

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            It wasn’t to disprove just to say that it’s a more interesting decision to make, and if it’s planned correctly you should always do ok price wise. Of course it’s a consideration but fear of losing value shouldn’t stop what is a positive move for greater points and in turn further value will likely be gained

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      True, but team value should be considered when playing hokey cokey.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      The sentiment on here being "you should bring in Martial because he might rise" and "sterling non-owners could be forced out if they dont bring him in before price rise" is proof enough that the price system forces a template. Template forming makes the game extremely boring and price rises contribute.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        thats mostly a gw2 thing

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Its the same all season long.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            no

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 24 days ago

              as time goes on players are much more likely to be priced in increments inbetween the 500k gap we have between all players at the start

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Lets see then. I bet there will be similar comments along the lines of "if you are about to get priced out then make the transfer" for the next 35 game weeks at least.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 24 days ago

                youve had an account for 4 years

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  yes it still happens but becomes much more specific as managers have different amounts to spend and player prices become more incremental, so much less universal movement towards certain rising players

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Very much agree with you. The budget enablers in 15/16 of Mahrez, Vardy, Alli and Ighalo meant a template was quickly established and the game simply became about which premium players you had around this core of budget enablers who nobody was gonna lose due to the value tied up in them.

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        These comments are ridiculous

        It’s community scare mongering which is the issue here

        I guess it adds a second dilemma but it should be a consideration and it drives to hits for those that are impatient so that adds another element cost vs reward

      4. teddypicker
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Sounds like more of an issue with people's comments of who we 'should and shouldn't' be bringing in.
        Increasing player value early is a legitimate strategy to make it easier to afford valuable players later on in the season.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Best managers are rewarded in points and TV for being brave and staying ahead of the curve when making transfers both in & out.

      Who cares about value tied up in Felipe Anderson is he is clearly not performing - good manager will sell and re-invest profit. Bad manager will have either no profit or no balls to sell.

      1. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Which is why I like only taking half the profit ... it encourages people to incorrectly hang onto players who have lost form

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Exactly

    5. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You should be building SV (Sales Value) .. not TV (Team value) ... TV is just vanity

  10. teddypicker
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Can we have an article on price changes and what they bring to the game xD

    1. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      One the major plus's that the game has.
      Template enough as it is and adds a degree of tactics to the game that most others don't have.

  11. Dribbles
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Hey who do i make a complaint to??
    A few weeks before the season started someone told me if you finished in the top 500k the following season you can't buy players over 10m. I fell for this and i am stuck with a terrible team. This is not fair!!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      hahahahaha

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Tell your mum.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      fail@mensa.com

    4. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Are you still in Burger King?

    5. _nod
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      For real?

    6. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You should really read the rules before you play games

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He's trolling.

    7. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      This has to be a joke. Reading the rules is always a good idea mate.

    8. Dribbles
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Guys it's not a joke. My team is linked, take a look!

      1. _nod
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Not going to lie, not the worse team I've seen.

    9. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Dribbles for president

      1. mcgrejam
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Marshmallows for brain cells...

    10. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Unsubtle brag about a top 500k finish

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Top 500k is impressive now? Standards on this site have dropped.

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Lol it was a joke 🙂

    11. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      This has happened to me before. You have to email the metpolice. They'll get in touch with Mark and he'll sort it for you.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Mark's off the grid these days you'll need MI5 to dig him out.

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yep, or send Jonty nudes. That's probably the quickest way to get it sorted by GW2.

          1. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            😀

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        So the DeBruyne (no member no history) troll spammed the forum yesterday, disappeared today, and then this guy shows up.

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I was online yesterday at the same time as that clown papi.

    12. cheekumz
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Well at least your username is on point lol

    13. gamesmad11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You got -2258 points in 2017/2018? And 60 points the season before?

      1. Dribbles
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I had a well documented injury crisis that season when i only got 60 points, incuding to myself, i broke both my thumbs so couldn't make transfers.

    14. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You should be drug tested

  12. mcgrejam
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Is Jota to Pukki a good idea?

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      For GW2 alone: yes. But seems short sighted. I'd save the FT.

    2. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I'm keeping jota

    4. Offside Trapattoni
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I like Pukki a lot. He was automatic last season and also had a strong summer.

      Other than City, I think he can still rack up points against Chelsea.

      I'm currently on just Kane up top and was waiting to see who emerged from Pukki or Kean, will likely add another striker in a few weeks time.

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      believe it or not it is in fact the opposite

    6. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I saw the Manchester United match. They were lucky to keep a clean sheet. Jota just might score

    7. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Wolves in Europe worries me especially now the have Cutrone to back them up. Rotation risk or missing too many minutes puts me off!

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        With them winning first leg in Armenia 4-0 am hoping they will rest Jota and Cutrone will make his debut in that game.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Another option would be to play the first team but treat it as a training match, trying out tactics for Sunday.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Nuno seems pretty keen to progress in this competition and given they will likely face Torino (5-0 up currently) in the final round before group stage this may be their final opportunity in the competition to rest some players.

            Hopeful Jota owner here....

        2. Big Steve
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Works for now I guess!

    8. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Not one of your best

  13. Headers
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Ahh feck.. went to make the weekly free transfer & ended up selecting the free hit chip by mistake instead

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Not bad for starters

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      'Dribbles' & 'Headers' simultaneously making impossibly stupid mistakes. Coincidence? I think not.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        To be fair plenty of people have done this with the Free Hit. He's not the first and won't be the last.

        1. Eytexi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Really? I wasn't aware it was easy to do this to be honest. Assumed the buttons were entirely seperate; if they're not then they should be.

          1. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Yeah they are but...Lot's of folks made the same slip as the poster last season. Think it's because the other chips can be cancelled. Also plenty think Free Hit means an extra transfer for one week (a free -4 which forums all call 'hits') not a one week wildcard. They should just re-name it.

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Have you confirmed the transfers whilst using it? If you have you're stuck with it. It can't be cancelled.

    4. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You can turn it off if you didn't go minus

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Off the top of my head, does this add up?

      Ryan
      VVD TAA Digne AMN
      Salah Siggy Richarlison
      Auba Lacazette Pukki

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Problem is that it isn't a million miles away from a lot of teams I have seen. Good luck!

    6. Trossard or not Trossard
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Cheer up, there's always next year 😉

  14. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Ouch

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Stubbed your toe?!

  15. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    A Wilson to Rashford
    B Moura to Martial
    C Save ft

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Save

    2. Stokelona
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      B. At least give Wilson the villa game

    3. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I’m doing B

      Will probably do A next week

  16. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Reassure me, no need for transfers here are there??

    Heaton
    Walker TAA Digne
    Salah KDB Perez Martial Dendonker
    Kane King

    Pope KWP Pieters Greenwood

    1. Stokelona
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nope, your team looks in fine shape.

  17. Rasialdo10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Does anyone know if there Is a scout cast tonight ?

    1. Big Steve
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      See the hot topics! 8pm tonight

  18. Stokelona
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Suggestions for this team?

    Heaton
    TAA Digne Zinc
    Salah KDB Bilva Moura Martial
    Wesley Firmino

    4m Rico Kelly Greenwood

    A) Bilva to Siggy
    B) Bilva to Buendia (leaving funds for Moura to Son next week)
    C) Save
    D) Something else

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      A & B?

      1. Stokelona
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Well I can only do one or the other. Thinking I can’t afford Bilva to drop unless I’m set on keeping him.

  19. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone with the link to mods league ?
    Or an ID of someone in it

  20. Sondre van Bank
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Guys. What are we doing with Bernardo Silva?
    Could straight swap him to Martial but it seems short sighted

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He’ll play against spurs imo

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      hold - should play if fit

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Holding. Ignore the price drop. Unless Pep says something in the presser indicating he won’t play or still has injury troubles.

  21. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Fornals and Deulofue were horrible picks.. What to do here?

    Heaton (4)
    TAA VVD Digne (Lundstram Rico)
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Fornals
    Wilson Deulofue (Greenwood)

    1. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Keep Fornals, ditch Deulo

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Not sure Fornals will start, much as I like what I’ve seen in preseason. Tempted by a couple of iMcGinn, Martial, Pukki, Kane, Son, Rashford

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Deu to Pukki

  22. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I have 4 punts in my team that didn’t really come off as I’d hoped - Bilva, Moura, Benteke + King..

    Benteke + King were both invisible with not a single shot between them but play Sheff Utd and Villa this week..

    Moura got an assist but I was hoping for more and should at least start again against City.

    Bilva I thought would be nailed and didn’t play at all.. May or may not start against Spurs but is also likely to drop in price!

    Which, if any, should I get rid of yet? I have 1.0 ITB too.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Give them all another week since they all have fixtures they could score in. You'll be in a stronger position with 2FTs

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Benteke

      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I know it was probably a punt to far but I thought - Nailed on, a few goals in preseason, looked fit again, 6.0..

        The alternative would have been Barkley anyway so I’m one point better off 😀

    3. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Be patient

    4. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      its only one week, dont panic, lot of the players in pts last week may blank, you got them in for a reason, not just for gw1
      do 2 trans next week or even a -4 (mini w/c)

  23. ZAMUNDA
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Do you guys recommend switching Moura to Martial?
    Also if you have any another suggestion.

    Heaton
    Robbo Digne Zinchenko Rico
    Salah Sterling Siggy Moura
    Murray King

    Pope - Jota - Dendoncker - KWP

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Play Jota
      And get martial. Sell moura

  24. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Heaton
    TAA Robo Digne Zinchenko
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez
    Wilson Deeney
    (Button Lundstram Dendonker Greenwood)

    Someone please tell me what to do now. Not happy with Bournemouth assets and Deeney and not having any United assets. Who should go first? Plan is to kick Deeney out for pukki this GW and then think about Fraser and Wilson next GW. Will that be ok?

    1. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      anyone??

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      If you're fretting about a lack of United assets, why not get Martial for Fraser?
      Or wait a week for 2FT and do Wilson/Digne for Rashford/AWB?
      Or Fraser/Zink > Mart/Maguire?
      Lots of options.

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        What about Fraser,Deeney to Rashford, McGinn?

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Or may be just Deeney to Pukki and then wait till GW 2

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Have patience!

    4. Trossard or not Trossard
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I don't rate Deeney, especially after his performance. Your plan sounds good, looking at those upcoming fixtures for the players mentioned above. Don't know if it's worth taking a hit to transfer out both BOU players out unless you're after a certain player.

  25. Baked baines
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I tell you who I can’t stand is that Adrian Durham, talks so much nonsense and his opinions are ridiculously laughable

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Sometimes I feel like he is just doing it to keep people intrested\frustrated\annoyed and keep on listening to his drive show.

      1. Baked baines
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Absolutely, divides opinions to attract listeners and debates! Awful tactic!

    2. Greek Flair
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He’s like radio click bait

      Gets reactions that cause posts

      You posted

      Durham wins again hahah

    3. One Wheels Enough
      3 months, 24 days ago

      it's just to get reaction from...

  26. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Digne to a city defender for gw4 looks good
    Only if cancelo was nailed...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Probably need a Walker injury for that to happen

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Laporte is fit and nailed

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Expensive

  27. PortoGuy
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Thinking of saving FT for GW3. GTG?

    Ryan
    Robbo VVD Digne
    Salah Perez Siggy Sterling
    King Jimenez Deeney

    Stekelenburg Kelly Lundstram Dendoncker

    1. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yep, gtg

      1. PortoGuy
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks. How's your team looking like now?

  28. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Price changes are slow this year.........

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      They are...can't believe Sterling and Allison haven't shifted yet

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Or Ederson!

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Allison has the red flag and a big initial ownership, could be some FPL manual manipulation going on there.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Great, lets keep it that way

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        No way! Make's it boring. Everybody has the same team and there are no consequences for poor transfer business as you can just switch them back out

    3. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      We don't usually have the Super Cup to worry about - sensible people (not me!) are probably waiting to see if that results in any injuries

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        But they're getting bought in. Look at FPL stats. There are players that have been hovering around the 100 and -100 for "ages" now and they don't change

        1. HashAttack
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          How many players started GW1 ... there are now 5.95 million, so wondering if new players have no effect on the price

  29. Make America Greta Again
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Ser Harold Kane at 0.12% in the captain's poll. With 8 shots in gw 1, I can see him scoring vs City and getting 9 points, happy owner.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Funny that 0.12% have managed to vote for him when he isn't an option to select on the poll! 😀

      1. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Kane's just not in the same class as Buendía (I had to look up who he is, but you can vote for him)

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He doesnt even show up on the poll for me so Im not surprised hes that low.

      1. Make America Greta Again
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I reckon he'll bang in 30 goals plus with a few assists to boot. He's out of the traps fit and hungry, and there's plenty of rubbish teams to eviscerate.

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          30 goals in the season! I'll settle for a goal and assist at the weekend.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He'll get injured in the intl break

    4. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He wasn't an option for me but showed as having 8 votes in results.

  30. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    thoughts appreciated for gw2, would you bench vert and play
    A kelly (s.utd A)
    B diop (bri A )
    C trans out vert
    gomez, awb, magiure. any other 5.5 ?
    cheers in advance