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. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain trent at the weekend it is, then.

    1. Play Easy
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      nice to get 4

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    barkley and mount being benched is confusing

    the likes of tammy and willian join them though

    1. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This is basically our Europa league line up of last season

      “You got us here” etc

  3. gamesmad11
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    People saying TAA is going to get rested in big games. The guy is breaking assist records and was trusted to start in the champions league final. Robertson owners seeing what they want to see imo

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      lmao true

    2. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's not very good at defending though.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I don't think Gomez is that much better at defending when he's at RB and is much worse in an attacking sense.

        1. Wilshere Knowledge
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I disagree on the first front.

          1. UnitedFan
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Same and I own Trent.

          2. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I just remember him struggling at the Camp Nou while also not offering anything going forward.

      2. gamesmad11
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Well he's eventually going to learn to defend 'well' if he stays in that position and he's not gonna learn by being on the bench in big games

        1. Wilshere Knowledge
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Giving him that learning opportunity could cost Liverpool trophies.

          1. gamesmad11
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Or win them e.g Champions League final

            1. Wilshere Knowledge
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Could do.

              Reality is that he's a potential defensive liability. Was dropped for Gomez before his injury, and predictably again tonight.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Robertson owners could have got Gomez for 1.5m less...

    4. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's only 20 and on a serious trajectory.

    5. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's by far the most essential defender in the game . Not even up for discussion

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I mean TAA is great but it clearly is up for discussion

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Stop discussing it; it isn't up for discussion!

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            You know how it work lad

    6. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      People will still be saying Trent isn't nailed as he sails past 500 appearances.

    7. MTPockets
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Except he's being rested in a big game today

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Is it a big game tho...

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This is a glorified friendly.

      3. gamesmad11
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Haha apologies I meant dropped, there's a difference between being dropped and rested but hey who knows maybe I'm wrong and he get's dropped against Arsenal in the PL

        1. MTPockets
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'm just playing along. Firmino's also being "rested" so have no idea how significant this is to Klopp

      4. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Big game?

    8. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It would be nice if the same people backed up claims with stats.

      He's started against (via @SamuelLFC):
      Man City x5
      Spurs x4
      Porto x3
      Chelsea x3
      Arsenal x2
      United x2
      Napoli x2
      Roma x2
      Bayern x2
      Barcelona x2
      PSG
      Real Madrid

      Includes 2 CL finals, winning one. Travelled to the World Cup too.

      He's only 20. Of course he's going to have rough patches - he's a midfielder being nurtured into a RB and has come off a very intense season.

      He was an integral part of a defence which kept the most clean sheets and conceded the fewest goals in Europe's top 5 leagues.

      Perspective.

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Stats schmats.

        Numbers don't tell a story

        1. Greek Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Troll comment or not that made me laugh hahah

      2. gamesmad11
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you for this

    9. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Look lads. I said it's not up for discussion. Let's move on

    10. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not everyone was fit at the time. I still think he will play 85% of games

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    was about to save my ft... but really considering barkley out now

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Doesn’t this make him more likely to start at the weekend as
      He will be rested? That’s the logic everyone seems to be taking with TAA

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        as below... lamps is playing 433 it seems... could mean barkley misses out

        1. Greek Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Sarri’s ghost strikes

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why? I think hes sure to start at weekend now

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        really?

        lamps has changed formation to 433... he might be playing around to find the best formation... i can see a lot of rotation either way

    3. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This means he’s probably more likely to start Sunday

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone starting Lundstram this GW?

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1st on my bench

      i'm anticipating him coming in due to guilbert or barkley

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Moi, should be a bap magnet.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Sheffield fans think we won't start home matches. We will see...

  6. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    TAA rested or dropped? If anything, I think it proves that Klopp doesn't trust TAA against the so-called 'big teams'. Means he could be benched in GW4 against Arsenal!

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      We're playing Chelsea?

    2. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      but arsenal aren't a big team

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yeah - don't think he will play TAA against Pepe/Auba in GW3.

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rested - he is never ever getting dropped

    5. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chelsea are rubbish, actually surprised Mo is playing.

    6. Licky
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think it's that this game is just another distraction and so Klopp is taking the opportunity to give other players more minutes.

    7. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rested

    8. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm trying to predict the TAA owner coping strategy when he doesn't start against Arsenal.

      Best I can come up with is "Yeah, but that's what your bench is for"

      1. Markus
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Of course I could be wrong, but I reckon he starts the first 5. Arsenal at home isn't a comparably tough fixture, and Liverpool are at best an attacking side. I think TAA could cause Montreal more issues than he is caused himself. I plan to get Robertson on wildcard but the first five you have the defenders in the team for their attacking prowess of which TAA is #1

      2. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        sell sell sell

  7. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'm playing 4-4-2 so far this season, with a defence of:

    VVD - TAA - Digne - Vertonghen (Rico)

    Does Vertonghen to AWB make the most sense this week given that he looks out of favour all of a sudden?
    Would like Coleman but not sure an Everton double up be the wisest.
    I also think Zinchenko and Stones are on borrowed time.

    Thoughts?

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'd go for a 4 or 4.5m player. Reckon funds are needed in the attack.

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm playing 4 at the back though and I don't see anyone I'd play every week in that price range.

        1. Make America Greta Again
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'd rotate say a Dunk with Rico on occasion. Dendoncker gives you options from the mid.

  8. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Lol no barkley and mount
    I own barkley. FML

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You know you don’t score points in tonights game right?

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think thats good, different formation.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Barkley rested tonight!

      That’s how it works, right?

    4. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      So does it make it less or more likely he plays on Sunday? Think carefully....

      1. Jacky boy
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        What if they have a great game tonight? Then they may not change formation and line up

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Come on mate, I will be surprised if we aren't spanked at least a wee bit tonight.

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          If you are in that mind set it's going to be a mentally torturing season for you

      2. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        exactly, he's been dropped, he won't play again this season...sell.him quick and TAA while you're at it

  9. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pope
    Robbo VVD Rico
    Salah Sterling Martial Trossard Dendoncker
    Kane King

    Button Kiko KWP Greenwood

    Would you
    A) king to pukki
    B) trossard to McGinn
    C) KWP to AMN
    D) roll

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      D

      1. The Pesci challenge
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This

  10. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    taa owners vs robbo owners in a civil war wow

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      And I'll laugh from the sidelines with a Zouma in my pocket. 😎

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Damn I’m fighting myself

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Hahahaha... How about both Taa and Robbo owners? Could they be in a war with themselves??

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TAA has slightly higher expected points per game than Robbo

      TAA has slightly higher chance of being rotated per game than Robbo

      Conclusion: over the season their points will be very similar. Just pick one and stick with them.

    5. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m firmly stuck in both camps here

      I’ll go slate some TAA owners and then start tuckin into Robbo’s later on.

    6. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      As an owner of both I'm conflicted!

  11. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Chances of Origi starting this weekend?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Slim I would say...

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Being rested with TAA so looks certain

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Could start for Salah to make things a little interesting here

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I know I probably shouldn't but I am so tempted to bring him in for King (who by comparison is a v boring fpl pick)

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          If both Salah & Sadio get subbed off then do not bring him in, if otherwise, it is a good call.

    4. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Slim. Despite him playing well v Norwich

  12. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ha, that is the least conclusive pair of lineups we could have hoped for!

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Conclusive that Terence plays at the weekend and Chelsea assets to be avoided!

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      So annoying. It shows us their line ups for the tough games though so it is useful to know who misses out eg for Chelsea it’s Mount/Barkley and for Pool it’s (probably) TAA and Wijnaldum.

  13. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Looks like TAA will be rested on the games pool will need a defender who actually knows how tondefend...

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      At least you’ve now clarified that you don’t drive the Logic Train

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Or klopp just wants matip & Gomez to get game time

  14. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    IQ levels have crashed through the floor with this upcoming Sucky Cup match. Think I need to take a break. 🙁

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      KitKat?!

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Will the average IQ go up or down on your sabatical!

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The mind boggles doesn't it.

  15. Greek Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    When are FPL going to recognise in no way or form is Salah a midfielder

    In the mean time, us FPL players will enjoy the extra points

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He is an attacker in most other formats

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WTF I bought in Trent because people said he was nailed. WIll only have Rico coming off the bench now

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Relax. He will always miss the odd game. You WANT him to miss tonight’s game. Counts as one of the 20pc games he misses

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      WC?

    3. gamesmad11
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Heard Rico didn't even qualify for the super cup, hope your second bench is playing tonight

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Casuals punished yet again!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        ??? Casuals own Robbo!

        1. KrisMCFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          bad call this

    5. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You’re a filthy troll but congratulations you get nibbles. Bravo

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        It was mostly satirical based on all the above posts about Trent and Robbo.

  17. jay01
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Got Sterling Kane Salah but the rest of my team looks absolutely boring for gwk2.. Got Barkley which was a mistake so benching him to play 5 at the back.. not one player is sticking out as a must have for me though so should I just stick the C on Salah and just roll the transfer?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Auba Hokey Cokey ?!?!

      1. jay01
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Could do but may need the two ft to shift Barkley and another underperformer next week

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why ask questions you already know the answer to...? 😉

      1. jay01
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Feel like I should do something but idk what.. doesn’t feel good playing 5 at the back lol

  18. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Barkley proving a shrewd pick yet again

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It’s not a GW game!

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Imagine not playing FESC in addition to FPL

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          FESC CABREGAS - straight out of Pro Evolution Soccer 2

  19. KujaliaFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Barkley doesn't start. I wonder if Kovacic will have a more advanced midfield role. Would be nice if he could throw his hat in the ring in this game. Would love for him to be a 10 rather than an 8.

    1. Markus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Crying out for Loftus cheek to return, the truest box to box midfielder they have

    2. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm hoping that Mateo can stake a claim to the role in behind the striker against Liverpool. Having the Chelsea number 10 in my team for 5.5 would be super awesome.

  20. zotter
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to bench this weekend. Two from :

    A. Rico
    B. Zouma
    C. Zinch
    D. Perez

    Currently on AB

    1. KrisMCFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A, B

  21. KrisMCFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ryan
    Digne Robbo Stones Lundstram
    Sterling Salah Perez
    Vardy King Origi

    button, montoya, moura, dendoncker
    £0.5m itb , 91 points

    Very happy with 1st week points but few q's...

    A. Hold or Bin Moura?? (personally think he will blank v city and then Son is back),
    B. Origi ok to go in starting team this week (looking at cover from bench in case he doesnt start) and what are his chances of starting?

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Barkley rested is good, but if Lampard insists on stating him from the wing again smh.

    1. RichardNixon
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      not rested, tactical change imo. No room for a no.10 in this formation. Looks like Chelsea will seat deeper back and play more direct to Giroud up front with Pulisic and Pedro working off him.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Barkely - Kovacic sub incoming.

        1. KujaliaFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          As a Kovacic owner, I'm hoping that he's taken over Barkley's role for this game.

  23. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Trent played Chelsea, Spurs, and Arsenal away last year when Gomez was fit, it’s a myth

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      This has only become a thing since AWB's debut. Coincidence.

      Just find it very petty as none/few of the comments have actual stats to back up what they're saying.

  24. Markus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    That chelsea lineup (including rudiger on bench) makes tasty reading for an emerson punt gw3 if he plays at the weekend too and doesn't fluff his lines too much...

    1. jay01
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      How much is he (cba checking)

  25. BadgersBoys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any Watford fans or anyone know if it is like Watford change formation this week and play Del Boy as a striker? Or just bite the bullet and jump on the Pukki partay? Especially giving these erratic price changes.. Thanks!

    1. Greek Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d give Del Boy one more run out

      1. BadgersBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks, not so sure.

  26. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who will Liverpool play in goal if something happens to Adrain?

    Andy Lonergan or Caoimhin Kelleher?

    1. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The former one would imagine.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lonergan, Caoimhin only back from injury.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I see,hopefully they are added at £4.0.

        You just never know they might become unlikely options.

  27. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good evening Chaps.
    Which TWO do I bench.

    A. Zouma home to Leicester.
    B. Lundstrom home to Crystal Palace.
    C. Moura away Man City.

    I'm currently thinking of benching A & B

    1. KrisMCFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A,C... im being moura and starting lundstrom

      1. KrisMCFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        benching*

  28. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    People saying Chelsea player who are on then bench are "rested" for the weekend are deluded tbh. Lampard and the players will see this as one of their few trophy opportunities. Hes fielding the team he thinks is most likely to win.

    If the players perform well against this top class Liverpool team they will have made great cases for the first team and will start at the weekend too to turn the ship around after an atrocious opener.

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      'deluded' , 'If the players perform well'

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        If they perform well they are nailed. If they dont its still 50/50. In no way shape or form are the players on the bench "rested for the weekend"

    2. Markus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Largely agree. But also think lampard will chop and change a fair bit according to opponent (I think someone said he did that at Derby, but correct me if wrong), so this could be his 'vs top 4' formation. Have back 4 + Kante as stable then the rest of them mixing a fair amount according to form and opposition. Ie keep clear until proved otherwise? Dunno, just a thought.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You're half right. He's playing our best defensive midfield.

      Trust me - if he wanted to play our Best XI, Mount would be playing. He loves the fella. There was media attention around him after the United game, so it's a safe play to bench him.

      Also benefits the team, because we won't win by out-gunning Liverpool.

  29. Bob_the_builder
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    As a Pulisic owner, glad that he starts because of the reverse TAA logic

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Really want 2.5m out of these defender

    TAA Digne Zinchencko

    Would you have A or B? the 4.5m defenders could change.

    TAA Mings Mepham
    Digne Zinchenko Mepham/Mings