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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
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 15 hours 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
      7 days, 15 hours ago

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

  2. mash
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 15 hours 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
      7 days, 15 hours ago

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

      1. mash
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 15 hours 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
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Still hold

    2. Dribbles
        7 days, 15 hours ago

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

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        A

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        A easy

      3. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        A

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        A with Rashford.

      5. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Of course b

      6. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 14 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. BlueEddy
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours 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
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 14 hours 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
        7 days, 14 hours ago

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

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 14 hours ago

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

    6. Big Steve
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 15 hours ago

      Is Pukki the real deal?

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

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Maybe but his next 4 aint great imo

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Could be good for around 15 goals this season.

        1. Big Steve
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours ago

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

            1. Big Steve
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 14 hours ago

              Yep that’s what I was thinking!

      3. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Big Steve
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours ago

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

            1. Big Steve
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 15 hours 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
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

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

          1. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 15 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Why would you keep Wood, out of interest?

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 15 hours 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
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  Gw5-7 looks like gold for Wood!

      4. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        he plays for norwich

        1. Big Steve
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            • 2 Years
            7 days, 15 hours 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
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

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

              1. BlueEddy
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 15 hours 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
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        Barnes is your man but maybe hold till gw5

        1. Big Steve
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 14 hours ago

          Barnes over Wood?

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

    7. Enes_Sahini1
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Yep, save. Gtg!

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        Bet you had a great GW1 score

        1. Enes_Sahini1
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 14 hours ago

          Yeah 108, I think it was good at least

      3. BlueEddy
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 14 hours ago

        GTG

    8. jumpinjoe90
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours 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
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours 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
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. jumpinjoe90
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 15 hours 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
        7 days, 15 hours 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
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Good point badgerboy never thought of that

      5. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        AWB. Baps.

      6. Greek Flair
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

        AWBonus

      7. One Wheels Enough
          7 days, 15 hours ago

          Mag

        • Barnes Owl
          • 1 Year
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 13 hours ago

            Cheers everyone good food fir thought

      8. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        7 days, 15 hours 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
          7 days, 15 hours ago

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

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 15 hours 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
              7 days, 15 hours ago

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

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 15 hours 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
          7 days, 15 hours ago

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

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            thats mostly a gw2 thing

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Its the same all season long.

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                no

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 15 hours 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
                  7 days, 15 hours 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
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    youve had an account for 4 years

                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours 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
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 15 hours 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
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Exactly

        5. HashAttack
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 15 hours ago

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

      9. teddypicker
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 15 hours ago

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

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 15 hours 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.

      10. Dribbles
          7 days, 15 hours 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
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            hahahahaha

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Tell your mum.

          3. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            fail@mensa.com

          4. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            Are you still in Burger King?

          5. _nod
            • 6 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            For real?

          6. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            7 days, 15 hours ago

            You should really read the rules before you play games

            1. JohnRoss
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              He's trolling.

          7. Eytexi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 15 hours ago

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

          8. Dribbles
              7 days, 15 hours ago

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

              1. _nod
                • 6 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

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

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Dribbles for president

              1. mcgrejam
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                Marshmallows for brain cells...

            • TheDragon
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Unsubtle brag about a top 500k finish

              1. Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                1. TheDragon
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

                  Lol it was a joke 🙂

            • Drip Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 15 hours 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
                7 days, 15 hours 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
                  7 days, 15 hours 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
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    😀

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 days, 15 hours 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
                  7 days, 15 hours ago

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

            • cheekumz
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Well at least your username is on point lol

            • gamesmad11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

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

              1. Dribbles
                  7 days, 14 hours 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.

              2. Greek Flair
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                You should be drug tested

            • mcgrejam
              • 5 Years
              7 days, 15 hours ago

              Is Jota to Pukki a good idea?

              1. Eytexi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 15 hours ago

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

              2. Gazza2000
                • 7 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                No

              3. Toblerone52
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                I'm keeping jota

              4. Offside Trapattoni
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 15 hours 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
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                believe it or not it is in fact the opposite

              6. Zim0
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 15 hours ago

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

              7. Big Steve
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 15 hours 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
                  7 days, 15 hours 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
                    7 days, 15 hours 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
                      7 days, 15 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Works for now I guess!

              8. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                7 days, 15 hours ago

                Not one of your best

            • Headers
                7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                1. Luizdouzi
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Not bad for starters

                  • Eytexi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                    1. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours 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
                        7 days, 15 hours 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
                          7 days, 15 hours 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.

                  • badgerboy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  • ChelseaBlues223
                    • 1 Year
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  • Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours 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
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  • Stacks of Mané
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      Cheer up, there's always next year 😉

                  • Toblerone52
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Ouch

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      Stubbed your toe?!

                  • ChelseaBlues223
                    • 1 Year
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    A Wilson to Rashford
                    B Moura to Martial
                    C Save ft

                    1. Gazza2000
                      • 7 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      Save

                    2. Stokelona
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      B. At least give Wilson the villa game

                    3. Greek Flair
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      I’m doing B

                      Will probably do A next week

                  • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                    • 1 Year
                    7 days, 15 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      Nope, your team looks in fine shape.

                  • Rasialdo10
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

                    Does anyone know if there Is a scout cast tonight ?

                    1. Big Steve
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      See the hot topics! 8pm tonight

                  • Stokelona
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours 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
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      A & B?

                      1. Stokelona
                        • 2 Years
                        7 days, 15 hours 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.

                  • Stoic
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                  • Sondre van Bank
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 15 hours 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
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      He’ll play against spurs imo

                    2. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 15 hours ago

                      hold - should play if fit

                    3. Athletic Nasherbo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 14 hours ago

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

                  • Hits from the Bong
                      7 days, 15 hours 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
                        7 days, 15 hours ago

                        Keep Fornals, ditch Deulo

                        1. Hits from the Bong
                            7 days, 15 hours 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
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Deu to Pukki

                      2. GoonerByron
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        7 days, 15 hours 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
                          7 days, 15 hours 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
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Benteke

                          1. GoonerByron
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours 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
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Be patient

                        4. kopite65
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 14 hours 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)

                      3. ZAMUNDA
                        • 2 Years
                        7 days, 15 hours 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
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          Play Jota
                          And get martial. Sell moura

                      4. Heenneesseey
                        • 1 Year
                        7 days, 15 hours 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. Heenneesseey
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 15 hours ago

                          anyone??

                        2. Andy_Social
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          7 days, 14 hours 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. Heenneesseey
                            • 1 Year
                            7 days, 14 hours ago

                            What about Fraser,Deeney to Rashford, McGinn?

                            1. Heenneesseey
                              • 1 Year
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

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

                        3. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          7 days, 14 hours ago

                          Have patience!

                        4. Stacks of Mané
                            7 days, 14 hours 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.

                        5. Baked baines
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 15 hours 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
                            7 days, 15 hours 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
                              • 4 Years
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                          2. Greek Flair
                            • 3 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

                            He’s like radio click bait

                            Gets reactions that cause posts

                            You posted

                            Durham wins again hahah

                          3. One Wheels Enough
                              7 days, 14 hours ago

                              it's just to get reaction from...

                          4. Jacky boy
                            • 3 Years
                            7 days, 15 hours ago

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

                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                              Probably need a Walker injury for that to happen

                            2. Andy_Social
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              7 days, 15 hours ago

                              Laporte is fit and nailed

                              1. Jacky boy
                                • 3 Years
                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                Expensive

                          5. PortoGuy
                              7 days, 15 hours 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
                                7 days, 14 hours ago

                                Yep, gtg

                                1. PortoGuy
                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Thanks. How's your team looking like now?

                              2. The Big Fella
                                • 2 Years
                                7 days, 14 hours ago

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

                                1. Business Cat
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

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

                                  1. The Big Fella
                                    • 2 Years
                                    7 days, 14 hours ago

                                    Or Ederson!

                                  2. badgerboy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    7 days, 14 hours 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
                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                  Great, lets keep it that way

                                  1. The Big Fella
                                    • 2 Years
                                    7 days, 14 hours 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
                                  7 days, 14 hours 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
                                    • 2 Years
                                    7 days, 14 hours 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
                                      7 days, 14 hours ago

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

                              3. Make America Greta Again
                                • 5 Years
                                7 days, 14 hours 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
                                  7 days, 14 hours 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
                                    7 days, 14 hours 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
                                  7 days, 14 hours 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
                                    7 days, 14 hours 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
                                      7 days, 14 hours 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
                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

                                  He'll get injured in the intl break

                                4. The Danger Zone!
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  7 days, 14 hours ago

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

                              4. kopite65
                                • 4 Years
                                7 days, 14 hours 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