Opinion

Should Fantasy managers buy Harry Kane ahead of Gameweek 2?

FPL Question Time is back ahead of Gameweek 2 and our five panellists have been answering some of your questions following the events of the opening weekend of the 2019/20 campaign.

There were plenty of Fantasy managers seeking our panel’s thoughts on Harry Kane (£11.0m) after his 13-point haul against Aston Villa, while Liverpool’s lack of a clean sheet – plus an injury to Alisson (£5.9m) – prompted lots of discussion on the Reds’ backline.

Bournemouth assets, Leicester City attackers, Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) and Anthony Martial (£7.6m) are also all addressed in the responses below.

Who’s on the panel this week?

FPL Hints – One of the biggest names in the FPL community, a seasoned veteran as well as an FFScout writer and Official FPL panellist.

Holly Shand – Founder of Fantasy Football Community, two top 10k finishes in four seasons, regular FPL Show guest – and now a Scoutcaster!

FPL Heisenberg – Influencer within the FPL community with a top 10k finish in 2016/17, followed by top 1k in 2017/18.

TorresMagic – Long-serving moderator at Fantasy Football Scout with two top 1k finishes and a further five top 10k finishes to his name.

TheFantasyFreak – A long-term member of and frequent poster to the Fantasy Football Scout site. Finished an enviable 4th in the world in 2014/15.

Questions

Polar_Bear: Should we be downgrading our Liverpool double-up to add more to our attack?

TheFantasyFreak: I think this might be a strategy we have to seriously consider once the likes of Son, Mane, Aguero and Kane are all in play to release some funds. It certainly looks more viable now than it did a week ago with Allison’s injury and because Liverpool in general also looked a bit shaky at the back. For now, with a favourable fixture against Southampton to come, the obvious ploy is to hold. Van Dijk showed his attacking threat, Alexander-Arnold created two big chances (and had the highest xA of all players in the game last week) while Robertson, despite not materialising his potential into points, looked promising. He recorded 41 touches in the final third, which was the second-highest of any defender in the game and only one less than Salah. Any other day and he could have ended up with attacking returns as well. Hence, I think we’d be better off having one more week’s data before we make a decision on Liverpool’s defensive assets.

Holly Shand: I can see the temptation of losing the Liverpool double-up to move funds elsewhere, especially with injury concerns for Alisson. The Liverpool defence are the most attacking in the league though and demonstrated their ability to grab goals and assists despite not keeping a clean sheet last weekend. The fixtures remain good, so patience is key here – I’m predicting that they end the season among the top-scoring players again. 

FPL Hints: Having registered 21 clean sheets last season, it almost seemed like a given to have double defensive Liverpool coverage from Gameweek 1. This was despite them showing some inconsistencies during their summer friendlies. However, for those that had the highly owned assets of Alisson and Andrew Robertson, it all came crashing down with an unfortunate injury and then an untimely loss of a clean sheet. With Alisson reported to be out for at least a few weeks, Liverpool’s defence has become far weaker even with van Dijk marshalling it.  They were lucky not to concede more goals against Norwich. I now think it’s extremely risky having the Liverpool defensive double-up for the foreseeable future, especially when considering that they face Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Gameweek 3 and an in-form Ashley Barnes after that. The prospect of selling a surplus Liverpool defender to spread funds up top can’t be ignored. It may be hard selling Robertson or Alexander-Arnold in the upcoming Gameweeks even if you have van Dijk, but if you have Gomez it almost seems like a no-brainer, especially as he seems less nailed-on than his premium-priced teammates. Looking at this weekend (Southampton away), we could probably be safe by retaining the double-up as the Saints failed to score in their last game and are still adapting with the changes to their frontline.


ivanfed: Is Harry Kane “essential” after the Manchester City game? It would be a two-transfer move for me: Andrew Robertson to Caglar Soyuncu and Callum Wilson to Kane.

TheFantasyFreak: Harry Kane looked back to being at his lethal best against Aston Villa the other day. While I think the word “essential” is used very loosely nowadays, I think his fixtures after Gameweek 2 are such that owning him after the City game would be highly desirable. Imagine hiding behind a sofa each one of those weeks (NEW ars CRY lei SOU bha WAT) when Kane, already at a massive 30% ownership, will be highly captained. That won’t make for good viewing! I am looking at a similar combination of transfers for my own team myself, and hence I obviously like the moves you have suggested. Wilson has, at best, mixed fixtures after Gameweek 3 while Soyuncu could be a bargain at £4.5m with Leicester’s fixtures to follow. This is one of the reasons why I think for those without an obvious route to Kane via Aubameyang, saving a transfer this week could be very beneficial as it allows to you play a “mini-Wildcard” (i.e. to buy Kane via a combination of transfers more conveniently).

TorresMagic: Harry Kane had the most goal attempts of any player in Gameweek 1 and scored with his two shots on target. He is quite tricky to fit into the template teams that include Salah and Sterling, which could make his worth even higher if he can continue his scoring. The introduction of VAR is a factor in his favour (he only scored four penalties in 2018/19) so I’d expect that to increase. The return from suspension of Son Heung-min in Gameweek 3 coincides with home fixtures v Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Watford between Gameweeks 3 and 9, so this could be the fly in the ointment which could change the volume and quality of chances for Kane. I don’t think he is essential unless you are confident in captaining him. I don’t think I’ll be getting him unless wildcarding or I suffer a major injury elsewhere. Losing Robertson, if he is your only Pool defender, to acquire Kane is risky but the loss of Allison may cancel that.

Holly Shand: Harry Kane left it late in Gameweek 1 and really tested his owners’ patience, so I wouldn’t be too worried to be a non-owner, particularly with Manchester City up next. Perhaps take stock after the next Gameweek and try to stick with the original strategy: having three premium attackers means lots of compromises elsewhere in our squads and they aren’t all going to perform every single Gameweek. 


Dribbles: Gameweek 1 was fairly high-scoring. What should you do if you got off to a bad start? You are already miles behind and it is difficult to chase.

FPL Heisenberg: Firstly, do not panic – there is plenty of time left. Don’t focus on the number of points you have right now, look at your squad and see if you’re in good shape for the next few Gameweeks. If your squad is fine, save your transfer. If you have issues, then sort them. Whatever you do, just remember – do not panic!


Giggs-Tosun Particle: Bournemouth’s attackers were highly underwhelming against Sheffield United. With options at Norwich and Burnley coming through in Gameweek 1, is it worth jumping ship already?

TheFantasyFreak: I think if you’re already looking to offload a Bournemouth attacker then you need to ask yourself as to why you selected them in the first place. You did so because the likes of Wilson, King and Fraser are proven FPL assets and I don’t think one poor game makes them into a bad pick overnight. Aston Villa conceded the highest number of goal attempts and shots inside the box last week so I think it might be slightly premature to bin off your Bournemouth attackers just yet. Fair enough, if they blank again then it would make more sense to get rid as they will have tough fixtures to follow, but for now I would suggest holding. Another reason for that is the lack of long-term, viable alternatives available. Norwich, and in particular Pukki, looked great against Liverpool attacking-wise last week but have Chelsea (with Kante back) and Manchester City in two of the next four. Similarly, Burnley face tough tests with Arsenal, Wolves and Liverpool to follow. I think the smart play to make here is to wait this week, and then perhaps jump on to a Manchester United attacking asset (CRY sou LEI) or a West Ham attacking asset (bha wat NOR). I see West Ham and Manchester United’s attacking assets as longer-term alternatives and jumping on them from Bournemouth would be rather convenient as well, given their similar price points.


Greek Flair: Should we jump on the Anthony Martial train after he played ‘out of position’ versus Chelsea? Lots of other options in the same bracket this year. 

TorresMagic: Anthony Martial is a very interesting player this season in FPL. He is at a fair price and currently playing as a forward where his xG (expected goals) is much higher than when he plays elsewhere. Very much a confidence player who can go on great runs of scoring: he scored in five successive matches in Gameweeks 8-12 of 2018/2019 when playing as a left-winger. I think he will be a popular transfer in Gameweek 3, even with his price rise. He’s one to watch for me.


daffyp1982: Should those who own Leicester City’s attacking assets be worried?

Holly Shand: Having owned Ayoze Perez in Gameweek 1, I was concerned about his lack of output, especially at home to a tired-legged Wolves side. Jamie Vardy owners should be concerned, especially with other premium options performing around him. Those invested in the midfield should stay patient for the next few weeks as it’s too much to expect attacking returns every week for players at this price point – reviewing after three to four games is far more reasonable.

FPL Heisenberg: Not yet, no. One game is not enough to establish form (or lack thereof). Watch Leicester closely in Gameweek 2 and if they disappoint again, you could think about moving them on to better options if/when they emerge.


josh7185: Is it worth holding on to Leandro Trossard among the cheap midfield options?

FPL Hints: I was pitchside at Vicarage Road last Saturday. Like many other FPL managers, I was surprised that Brighton’s record signing didn’t start the match or even make a cameo appearance. In truth, he wasn’t needed due to Watford’s complacency and Graham Potter’s shrewd tactics on the day, which all contributed to the Seagulls knocking up a comfortable win. They definitely demonstrated an attacking style, but champagne football it was not. In any case, it stood in sheer contrast to their way of playing under Chris Hughton. As for Leandro Trossard, from a positional perspective, his most realistic chance of starting would be the left-flank, which Jürgen Locadia occupied against Watford as well as during large chunks of last season. He was subbed off after the hour-mark on Saturday and made no key attacking contributions but Florin Andone replaced him and scored. What’s worrying is that last season no attacking players started more than 80% of Swansea’s league games under Potter, which shows that he isn’t afraid of rotation – and that could be to the detriment of FPL managers. This is also of worry to Glenn Murray owners, especially with Neal Maupay scoring on his debut and being so prolific in the Championship. If you have a reasonable first substitute it may be worth starting Trossard again, with their first home game ahead. From multiple reviews, he seemed in good nick during pre-season. Planning ahead, a future like-for-like replacement could be Ayoze Perez, but let’s not kneejerk at this stage. All in all, he should fare better than Brighton’s last record signing, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who has yet to score or assist in the Premier League.


Kane Reserves: Adrián – a wobbly shot-stopper or bargain opportunity?

FPL Heisenberg: Adrian at £4.5m in FPL is undoubtedly an under-priced bargain if Alisson is injured long-term. However, is it worth using up that third Liverpool spot on him? Is it better to have three from Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, van Dijk, Salah, Mane and Firmino? Personally, I think having three outfielders from Liverpool is better but, if you are replacing Alisson, then Adrian, Nick Pope and Mathew Ryan are all good options.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Pick two to play from this lot for next GW

    Zouma (LEI)
    Soyuncu (che)
    Montoya (WHM)
    Perez (che)

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      2 and 4 in the list

    2. Firmino
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Montoya, Perez

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      3 and 4

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Perez and Montoya

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 6 days ago

      a d

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 6 days ago

    Would you lose TAA for a 4.5m to bring a spurs attacker gwk3?

    Kane(Wilson out)
    Son(Perez out)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      No - TAA could have had a crazy haul on Friday. Two assists were spurned and lost the clean sheet in the second half after Liverpool took their foot off the gas.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        There is so much money locked in my defence

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          how much. ive got loads but happy with if

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Digne VVD TAA Zinchencko Lundstram

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 6 days ago

              try ederson taa vvd laporte digne zinch 🙂

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 6 days ago

                O dear that is overkill.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 6 days ago

                  thanks for the advice keep taking hits bro

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 6 days ago

                    No hits for me mate this was for gwk3.

              2. Rhodes your boat
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 6 days ago

                Robbo taa Laporte digne kwp match that? 😉

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 6 days ago

                  think we’re equal!

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Who else do you have? VVD? Everton defender? City defender?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            aaah OK - lose Digne and Zinchenko before you lose TAA/VVD. A Liverpool clean sheet on Saturday and you'll be feeling very differently about things.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 6 days ago

              But that would mean going 2 4.5m with say TAA or 4.5m, Digne and Zinchencko , i think latter is a better combo No?

    2. One Wheels Enough
        11 months, 6 days ago

        no

      • fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        kane/son and a 4.5 def will net you around 300 points

        perez/wilson and TAA could net you 350 ish

    3. Riders of Yohan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 6 days ago

      Bottomed:

      Do you wait on Trossard?

      Who are you most interested in under the 6.0m mark?

      A) McGinn
      B) Robinson
      C) buendia
      D) Barkley
      E) someone else?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Just wait mate he should start this week. I am a fan of McGinn though

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          That is still the plan, thanks!

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        A if I did move on but quietly confident Trossard starts on Saturday and could do very well against West Ham

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Agreed, still the current plan of action. Thanks!

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Buendia

        I’d go now personally. Potters comments were offputting to me - he feels like a rotation/60 minutes risk going forward and not someone I’d want to keep. I’m weighting nailedness highly

        It then comes down to who you prefer this week.

        1. Riders of Yohan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Norwich fixtures put me off slightly at the moment. Also hoping to have coverage from Pukki in a couple of weeks

    4. Zlat-man
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A. Digne
      B. R Pereira

      Whom you prefer? For like next 4-5gw

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        A and by far imo

      3. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        A

    5. specc
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 6 days ago

      A) Maupay and Pogba

      B) De Bruyne and Montoya

      ?? (and yes I know they're diff positions)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        B - until Maupay is evidently first choice

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Evidently first choice and Potter don’t seem a natural combination

      2. One Wheels Enough
          11 months, 6 days ago

          who for?

      3. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Ryan Button
        Digne, Van Dijk, KWP, Zinchenko, Rico
        Salah, Sterling, Sigurdsson, Robinson, Dendoncker
        Kane, King, Greenwood

        Any transfer to do or should I save the transfer?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Save - King faces Villa who conceded 31 shots last game.

      4. NorwichCityLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Thoughts on Emerson good stats and fixtures?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          see how chelsea defence looks tonight and weekend

        2. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          I recon if I was on my wildcard I'd take a punt on him. He'd be a fun player to own.

          I think there's better options to transfer in atm so not bothering with him yet.

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Looked a very good pick if he indeed is first choice. Not much between him and Alonso in an attacking sense. I think its a bit of an overreaction on here about how bad Chelsea are defensively. They will finish in the same bracket as Everton and Wolves most likely and get a good amount of clean sheets. An attacking defender at 5.5 is good value in a side like that.

      5. Zlat-man
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        KWP> Coleman? For free

        Not happy with kwp pick, and although prefer Digne but cant afford

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          why are you suddenly not happy with kwp

        2. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Go for it, KwP owner here didn't like his positioning at all.

      6. The Blackadder
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Who would you rather do
        A Taylor to Montoya
        B Jota to Pukki?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          rather roll ft

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Of the two B

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          A

      7. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Which one to play from these: Diop, Rico, Locadia.

        Thanks.

      8. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Holding off from Liverpool double defence because Ashley Barnes is on the horizon!!! Not sure I follow.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          people heavily overreacting to allison news

      9. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Trent rested.

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Good, I think!

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Hmmm - this is good news right now but shows the threat is very real with TAA being benched.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 6 days ago

            I don't mind him missing Cluj away.

          2. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Agreed. Could easily see this being Liverpool's back 4 against Arsenal in GW3.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 6 days ago

              This is my concern.

        3. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Ppl see what they want to see 🙂

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Not a TAA owner.

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 6 days ago

              Ah cheers.. I'm not a TAA owner either so I see what I want to see tbh 🙂

      10. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Adrian; Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Mane.

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Matip's in.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Classic

      11. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Origi rested.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          “rested”

      12. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        i don't even care about who wins this super cup trophy

        i just wanna know what happened to guilbert

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Tactical. Against the firepower of Spurs, the gaffer wanted a deep, compact defence. He might opt for a more open formation with wingbacks in the next game. Or not.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Benched for tactical reasons I would assume, they probably wanted a more defensive right back against Spurs

      13. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        taa rested

        wonderful
        fantastic
        stupendous

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Ummm.. Could be that he is benched due to conceding so many chances on his side the other day and its tough opposition.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 6 days ago

            yes, trent - the best lb in the league is a bad player and has now been dropped

      14. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        whys luiz not in the chelsea team?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Plays for Arsenal these days

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Yeh, and Hazard.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah. Where is he?

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 6 days ago

              real madrid

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                11 months, 6 days ago

                Oh yes. Now I feel stupid.

        3. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Let me have a think. It’s a tough one.

        4. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          should i sell him?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Captain him.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 6 days ago

              will he start?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                11 months, 6 days ago

                Start what? Start a revolution? Start the car?

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 6 days ago

                  against liverpool

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 6 days ago

                    Don’t think so if he’s not in the squad. Let’s wait and see though. Fingers crossed.

                  2. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 6 days ago

                    That's unlikely. Liverpool are in Istanbul. Luiz is in London.

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      11 months, 6 days ago

                      But why?
                      He’s so fluffy.

                    2. EMBOLOFAN
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 6 days ago

                      liverpool is in merseyside not turkey

      15. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        TAA is benched. Good sign?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          yeah, but still think he does the same again in GW3 (against Arse)

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Don't see what the problem is with this. Most who own the premium defenders fell they have to play them in the thought games (where they are likely to concede) At least with TAA, you could bench him knowing there is a chance he'll be benched.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 6 days ago

              pretty expensive for someone that might be benched, but I do agree

        2. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Apart from the Ox, this is the lineup I expect against stronger opposition.

          TAA for easy games.

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Good for me. Ready for Southampton.

        4. The Pesci challenge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah it’s good and it keeps him fresh. I’d be more worried that Robertson’s playing, he can’t play potentially 60 games this season. Robertson will be rotated with Milner over the season

        5. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Proves that he isn’t first choice 11 against a top quality side..

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 6 days ago

            yes played in both cl semis and the final but ultimately cant be trusted in the super cup

      16. Warby84
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Bard Finne Double GW C going down the pan, anyone know why he is benched?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          This is my exact question too - hot topic?

        2. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          the famous ronny delia roulette

      17. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        The state of this page

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Lol - quality analysis and thought provoking messages throughout

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          It’s alright.
          Anyway, Luiz starting or not?

      18. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        I do wonder could Klopp move TAA into a more advanced role in front of Gomez. He's a bit like Bale in being too good to remain in defence.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          They don't really play anyone there though, he's expected to be in that position when they attack.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          He'd be tripping over Salah.

          1. Make America Greta Again
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Feel TAA will eventually get a taste for goals and become part of a fluid attack. Bobby may start slipping down the pecking order.

      19. Kub3
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        TAA, Firmino and Origi all on the bench.

      20. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Trent dropped!

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Madness

        2. Lacabacca
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          😆

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Time to sell!

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Back to Robbo for -4?

            Bought Trent on Friday night.

      21. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        What do people make of the Chelsea team? Frank still looking for his best 11, or just rotating the squad.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Both.

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Frank has no clue what his strongest team is

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Definitely looking for the best 11 - another preseason game

        4. Wilshere Knowledge
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Looks the best team, minus Rudiger.

          Kovacic, Rudiger, Jorginho and Kante the only world class players imo. Have to play a 433.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Last Zoum Saloon

          2. RichardNixon
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Having Kante back has helped Lampard but it was way too open v Man Utd. Kante in front of the back four, with Kovacic and Jorginho in front of him should clog up the middle and give the back four more protection.

            I reckon Lampard will be tinkering around with the formation and hence squad over the season. No room for a No 10 this game in a 4-3-3 so no Mount or Barkley. Might be a "horses for courses" approach depending on opposition.

        5. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Looks like a Sarri line up. Trying to pinch his success.

        6. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Is there not 8 repeat starters from Old Trafford?

      22. AdamJ91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Play one this GW;

        A) KWP
        B) Dendoncker
        C) Hanley

      23. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        That’s helpful, both of Barkley and Mount started last time, neither tonight

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Jorginho, Kovacic AND Kante?

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Makes sense I suppose. They don't want to get smashed again.

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 6 days ago

              Bit ott. Talk about knee jerking on here

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Unless Pulisic is the new Ronaldo, there's zero creativity in that side. Hope Liverpool score early.

      24. Inazuma X1
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Heaton
        or
        Pope

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          This weekend or generally?

      25. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Looks like Chelsea's assets will be a lottery this year. No Mount or Barkley after both played over the weekend. Changed to a 4-3-3 from a 4-2-1-2 as well after leaking goals against Utd. With Willian to come back, and later on CHO and RLC there will be plenty of rotation in the Chelsea line-ups by the looks of things

        1. RichardNixon
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          * Changed to a 4-3-3 from a 4-2-3-1 I meant to write

      26. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 6 days ago

        Have FPL towers removed the ability to see transfers made and squad value of other players intra-gameweek?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Looks like it yeah.

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          One of the good additions 🙂

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          Who really cares about what others do

          Not being able to see a comprehensive list of your own transfers, cost extra, would be annoying if it isn’t available

      27. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 6 days ago

        So if Salah is not subbed off tonight, safe to say he "might" not start against southampton, Yeah?

        1. gamesmad11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          No.

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 6 days ago

          lol

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 6 days ago

          'Cos he's definitely not needed for the Premier League.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe Klopp might look at minutes played over the past week. Firmino rested, Mane rested gw1, Origi rested now. Honestly if Salah don't get subbed off, then Saturday line up would be interesting...