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

    Kovacic has been lampard’s first choice Chelsea CAM all this time? Damn we all got it wrong

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

      Would be funny, but way off the mark.

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

    Which one to play from these?

    Rico, Diop, Locadia.

    Thank you.

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

      Locadia imho

  3. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Nervous about saving ft given uncertainty over tross and my bench - but think prob best to hold the transfer. Would you make any changes here please?

    Pope
    Robbo vvd digne (guilbert rico)
    Salah sterling fraser Perez trossard
    Wilson jota (Greenwood)

    Thanks

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

      Nope. Saving makes for way more flexibility in gameweek 2. Also more information.

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

      People are convincing themselves to hold the transfer because they are indecisive. The early buses are leaving.

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

        like origi?

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

          If you think ALL the buses will be on time, you're mistaken 😉 get on the right one

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

        I remember that Mooy bus from previous season starts. Puts me off them.

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

      Impressive team. No, I'd definitely save until GW 2.

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

        Thanks , think on reflection best to he patient this week and make 2 or 3 transfers next week.

        Martial McGinn and maybe a lpool defender to awb in my plans...

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

      That could be true...but the early trends haven't been decided. 1 ganeweek of info is too little to go upon for me...however, if its your strategy then hop on a bus. Just my opinion. Ultimately I think you should stick to your original strategy. Holding if I could was mine...and I can.

    5. Garrincha1962
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      One of these weeks Greenwood will come in nicely with 4 or 5 points as an auto sub for a no show.

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

        yeah of course he will mate

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

          Greenwood going to deliver a lot of single pointers...

  4. Tiny Rick Mitchell
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Trent and Firmino both benched this evening. Which one to captain against Southampton on Saturday? I thought both looked great against Norwich.

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

      Bob

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

      TAA

    3. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salah still.

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

      Firmino could have got a 16 pointer

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        And Trent could have got a 17 pointer! 😆

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

          Rats well there you have it x

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

      allison could be a good differential

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I prefer Danny Ward

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

          bold but could work

  5. 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.

    A) TAA Mings Mepham
    B) Digne Zinchenko Mepham/Mings

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

      A

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

      Mepham isn’t nailed mate he only played because they went 5atb. Adam Smith is the one if you must have a 4.5 Bournemouth defender but their defence under howe is historically shite even in good games. A is the way i’d Go if you must take funds out of what is probably the best 3 man defence you can possibly get. Personally i’d stick

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

        Ok mate thanks for that , maybe I should find another way and have another look at the 4.5m defenders. I might even take abit out of my att or midfield yet either downgrading Perez or Wilson and just take 1m - 1.5m out of defence .

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

          Wilson would be my way out if you must. 8m is too much for a one season wonder

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

            Thinking something like this now.

            Wilson to Pukki/Jota
            Perez to Son
            And
            Zinchencko to Mings or
            VVD to AWB

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

    So TAA will be benched against the better teams in the top 4-6?

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

      I would offer a probability of 5% of this happening

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

      Liverpool shouldn't be changing system to play more defensively against anyone apart from maybe City, he's being rested.

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

      Top 6 and Chelsea?

      He’ll barely play this season if so...

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

      He's 20 years old, he needs his rest.

      Definitely needs his rest.

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

      did he play in both cl semi finals and the final

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

        We’re Gomez and Matip both fit at the same time then?

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

          Not being cheeky genuine question

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

            yeah

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

          Did Trent play a solid role in his team winning the Champions League? Now that's the question.

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

            So did Matip and he was benched first game of the season

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

              Yeah Gomez robbed his spot. And probably again the weekend.

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      more likely to be benched against weaker teams

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

      Gomez can play the cup games

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

    This GW

    Heaton
    or
    Pope

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

      Heaton vs cack Bournemouth attack of course

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

      Burnely do not have that great a track record vs. Arsenal. Of course, Pope could make saves - but probably safer to bet on Villa.

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

      Heaton

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

      Surely you went with Heaton so you could bench Pope?

      Both probably concede, Pope for saves.

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

      Pope easy

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Priest hard

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

          Nun soft

  8. Maverick NILRG
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    31 shots conceded last week to Spurs. What if he can't save the day again? I do agree he will get save points though so your prob right. I just think Bournemouth will come around this weekend.

  9. Sloths
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    where is the chelsea game on?

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

      TV

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

      BT Sports

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        They got it free to air today?

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

          Doesn't look like it

          1. thepeen555
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Typical

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

      Istanbul.

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

      Earth

    5. tbeans22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TNT in the States.

    6. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      vodafone arena

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

      The Super Cup is one of the best looking trophies imo.

    8. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The pub

    9. Garrincha1962
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      My house

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

      Viasat 4

  10. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    was wrong earlier - luiz is starting after all

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

      you wrong :0 never

  11. thepeen555
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    In response to the article. No. In fact
    I transferred him out for Pukki this week.

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

    Anyone punting on Ox after he hauls this game? He could be a real value gold mine.

    1. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m sure there will be a bandwagon of some kind

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

      Why is he called "Chamberlain" on FPL?

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That’s his last name and they prob couldn’t be bothered to fit it all in!

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

        Oxlade is his first name

      3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Broken Britain deniers.

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

      Marmalade.

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

      definitely have an eye on him

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

    Surprised by Liverpool line up tbh

    Why risk injury against sub standard opponents

    1. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      keep trying

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

    Can you believe that over 250,000 people have transferred in Liverpool players BEFORE tonights game..????

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

      Can you believe it's not butter?

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

      Oh no!

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      i can not believe it

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I predicted 240,000, so no.

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Many owners unaware of this game, or any other mid-week games, nor do they care about possible injuries. Its a perfect storm of ignorance!

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

      how many origi's

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

        The original is best.

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

    If Chelsea concede for fun again I’m going to have to get pukki in as my Wood is becoming useless

    1. thepeen555
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It’s ok mate. A lot of people have problems with their wood from time to time 🙂

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Pukkiwood is slang for docking

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

      one...game....in

  16. Garrincha1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Rather strong teams tonight.

    Absolutely expected Liverpool Reserves v Chelsea U21s

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

      Not Liverpool u21s v Chelsea reserves?

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

      basically is Liverpool Reserves, no Origi

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

      Why would a mid table team like Chelsea field their reserves in a trophy match?

  17. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    i really hate bt sport

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good from where I’m sitting.

    2. Garrincha1962
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why

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

        horrible aesthetically and terrible pundits. awful presenter. just had a horrible vibe

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

          Steve McManaman

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

    Great chance to see what the Liverpool defense will be like without Allision and how will Adrain get on in a full match in this final.

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

      If that Adrain thing was intentional that is very good and will be his flop name x

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

        definitely using this for the rest of the week if they concede tonight

    2. Tiny Rick Mitchell
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A drain has a thirst. A drain does not drink for a day and night. A buoy could make a friend.

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

        Their season could go down Adrain.

        1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Eboué could make a friend*

          Missed opportunity

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      drain gang

  19. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Non TAA owner here. If I was, Id be pleased he isn't playing this game. Better to rest in a non FPL game, right?

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

      absolutely...you heard it here...first

  20. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any chance Salah could be rested vs Soton? Klopp wouldn't wanna risk him too much this early in the season perhaps?

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

      Don't think so. He'll be my C still.

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      sure why not. Could also rest Robbo and VVD too with that logic

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

      Yeah.

      Mane rested vs Norwich.
      Firmino tonight.
      Salah on Saturday...

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Could be time for a maverick Captian choice this gw?

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

          Salah!

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not sure Aphex Twin.

    5. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Auba or Salah in my opinion. I don't have the first.

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

      It would not surprise me if he started on the bench.

      Liverpool should have enough about em to get by Southampton without him anyway.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Agreed.

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

      lel

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Nice input.

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

      Liverpool want that league now. He'll play every one.

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

    Quick question on who to start - Montoya or Che Adams?

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

      Montoya

    2. Goat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Mont

    3. Garrincha1962
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Trust your instincts

      1. Garrincha1962
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Don’t be influenced by others

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

      Montoya

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

      I this case, it does not matter- both are a complete waste of money

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

      Thanks all!

  22. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    My plan was to wildcard GW3. Already unhappy with my team. Should I just pull the trigger?

    1. Goat
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

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

      nah, just get Auba/Salah this week and then do it

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I have Salah. Actually my team is not really bad but there is a few spots that just really annoys me. Switched TAA to Robbo last minute. Got KWP for some reason. Want to bring in Montoya but already have Ryan in goal. Etc.

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

          Its all good then. Ryan to Montoya is a lateral move at the moment. Robbo is fine, he should be okay. With this little info stay and use the two FT's to fix some areas you want. You'll be good.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Feel a bit better already. Thank you mate.

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

              All good

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

          If not WC this week, kwp is actually a highest sub 5.5 defence pick for next 6 weeks

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Aurier is on his way back though, no?

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

      Nah, wait 3 days and use you 2 transfers wisely.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Wish I would be a wise FPL manager.

    4. Swanremainsthesame
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Go on, tho please be sure to pick all last weeks points getters, Pukki, rashford,McGinn, ...
      the rest of us have our own OR to consider, every little helps

    5. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes, and then write down how much regret you have with no WC for GW3

  23. Four Hit Wonder
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Do we know if Emerson is nailed and what's going on with Alonso?

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

      yes

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yeah, Alonso not first choice anymore.

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

      Looks Emerson’s spot to lose.

      Resting.

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

      Looks promising

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nice 5.5m value then.

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

        Rather get a 5.5 defender on a good defense - also, other than Azpilicueta and Kepa, not sure that any Chelsea are nailed.

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pukki(c) could payoff this GW...

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

      It really could

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It could also not pay off.

    3. Maverick NILRG
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Love the Pukki idea. Don't have the balls to stray from Salah just yet.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Owning him could be differential enough perhaps

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

      Possibly. I'm very tempted. Only thing keeping me is Pukki's fixutres. Geri D to Pukki is thenone move I would make....however, I'm just gonna slide Dunk in and bench Geri D to bank the 2 ft's. I def want to see Pukki light up Newcastle though.

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

        And yes, that's right I had Dunk, and his 11 points, first sub on my bench this weekend. Kick in the dong to start.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Ouch, but you did get your bench right it seems. Dunk looks like a BAPs magnet too.

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

            Thanks...i thought so. After Friday's press conference I went back to Geri D as he was my original. I should've just trusted my gut as I'm sure Geri D is not 100% fit as he came off at half time in a game they were chasing.

  25. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    "Cheers for match referee Stephanie Frappart"

    As the first female to take charge of a UEFA sanctioned male match, her name was met by cheers when announced over the stadium's PA system.

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

      In a good way right?

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Yes

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

          Good stuff

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why are they assuming Stephanie's gender?

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

        So un-woke

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

        Xir would be really annoyed if xir knew what people were saying

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

      Major milestone, congrats to the female refereeing team. be great when gay footballers can come out more freely.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm pretty sure they can come out freely if they want to be honest.

        Not that they should feel the need though. Who really cares.

        1. Four Hit Wonder
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I'm a psychonaut. There. I came out. The world must be thrilled to have that info about me.

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      She'll be just as corrupt as the others.

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

      If she could ref my balls, I won't mind.

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Pretty sure she'd send off the both of them. and it would be the right decision, no var needed.

  26. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Feel like the upvote has lost all meaning nowadays. People seem to use it on any random and pointless post..

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Any examples of a random and pointless post?

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

      Upvoted.

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

      Subtle attempt to get upvotes?

      It is true though that ‘funny’ posts are upvoted much more than good FPL advice. But when you combine the two.....

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

      As opposed to your tedious "ban" posting whenever someone posts anything at all?

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

      Everyone has their vote and it is up to them what they want to do with it.

      What may be pointless for you may mean something to another person and vice versa.

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

    No TAA?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No.

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

        Did Klopp provide any explanation for why TAA was not selected?

        1. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          he's being loaned to Derby because Gomez is first choice now

  28. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'm still fuming about the Martial price rise. Was looking at Moura to Martial all last night but didn't do it in case of any injuries in this super cup game and he was on 60%! dickheads at FPL Towers

    1. Garrincha1962
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      My martial is still at 7.5 - see you him for £ 17.50

      1. Garrincha1962
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        *sell

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

      You'll be happy after Martial's insipid display and 69 minute sub against Wolves.

    3. Lokako
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Martial will score 2 goals and moura will blank + yellow. You read it here first

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Martial was awful against Chelsea. Alexis could be lurking if he doesn't improve his gameplay.

  29. Garrincha1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Can you pay ff Scout membership in instalments?

    I’d like it for £15 as per the video price

  30. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Play 2 for GW 2:

    Jota (MUN H)
    Robertson (CRY H)
    Perez (Chelsea A)

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

      Robbo Jota