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The FPL line-up lessons we learned from Gameweek 1

With new signings, new managers and indeed three new teams clouding the water, anticipating the Gameweek 1 line-ups was always going to be tricky.

Our pre-season coverage helped point us in the right direction and there weren’t as many shocks as there might have been in the various starting XIs.

There were still lessons to be learned, though, so we will discuss each team selection on a match-by-match basis in the article below.

Liverpool v Norwich City

Liverpool were in their tried-and-tested 4-3-3, with Divock Origi patrolling the left flank.

Sadio Mane, late back from the Africa Cup of Nations, emerged as a 74th-minute substitute to replace the Belgian on the wing.

Alisson began the match in goal but budget FPL goalkeeper Adrian – listed above – came on for the injured Brazil international in the first half.

As happened in the Community Shield, Joe Gomez was given the nod over Joel Matip alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-half.

Norwich were short on fit centre-halves, so Ben Godfrey and Grant Hanley were the pair selected at the heart of the defence.

Kenny McLean was chosen over Mario Vrancic and Moritz Leitner in the double-pivot, although the latter came on before the hour-mark.

£4.5m midfielder Todd Cantwell, who has also featured in place of Marco Stiepermann in pre-season, edged out Onel Hernandez on the left flank.

Hernandez came on late in the game, with Cantwell moving inside and indeed completing 90 minutes.

Analyse Liverpool v Norwich in detail here

West Ham United v Manchester City

Leroy Sane injured, Raheem Sterling – as happened in the Community Shield – shifted over to the left flank and Gabriel Jesus led the line in a 4-3-3.

Sergio Aguero replaced the Brazilian midway through the second half.

With Bernardo Silva nursing a minor muscle problem, Riyad Mahrez was promoted to the right flank despite not kicking a ball in pre-season – the Algerian having been involved with his country at the Africa Cup of Nations.

There were no great surprises elsewhere, with Oleksandr Zinchencko and Kyle Walker at full-back – Joao Cancelo only match-fit enough for the bench – and John Stones preferred to Nicolas Otamendi at centre-half.

With West Ham without the injured Mark Noble, Jack Wilshere dropped back alongside Declan Rice in the double-pivot.

Despite Pablo Fornals having started the last three pre-season friendlies, it was Michail Antonio who joined Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini in the attacking trident behind Sebastien Haller.

Antonio, who had started the game on the left flank, was hooked at half-time and replaced by ‘number ten’ Fornals, with Lanzini moving across to the left wing.

Anderson was again deployed on the right flank in Manuel Pellegrini’s 4-2-3-1.

Analyse West Ham v Manchester City in detail here

Bournemouth v Sheffield United

Perhaps the biggest formation surprise of the weekend was Eddie Howe opting to go with a 3-4-3 against Sheffield United, although the unavailability of wingers Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks perhaps forced his hand.

Josh King and Ryan Fraser played either side of Callum Wilson, with Adam Smith and £4.0m-rated Diego Rico used as wing-backs.

Goalscorer Chris Mepham joined Nathan Ake and Steve Cook in a back three, with Aaron Ramsdale getting the nod over Bournemouth’s other three senior goalkeepers between the posts.

There were no real shocks in the visitors’ starting XI, with a wing-back system one Chris Wilder used in the Championship last season.

FPL defender John Lundstram was brought in alongside John Fleck and Oliver Norwood to bolster midfield in a 3-5-2, with attacking midfielder Luke Freeman thrown on for Lundstram on 78 minutes as Wilder chased the game and reverted to a 3-4-1-2.

Analyse Bournemouth v Sheffield United in detail here

Burnley v Southampton

It was as you were for Burnley, with Sean Dyche sticking with the 4-4-2 that he has favoured for much of his tenure at Turf Moor.

Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood kept up their ever-present league record in 2019 up top, with Johann Berg Gudmundsson back on the right wing having played second fiddle to Jeff Hendrick for much of this calendar year.

Charlie Taylor still wasn’t quite match-fit enough so Erik Pieters made his Burnley debut at left-back and collected two assists.

Having started pre-season in a 4-2-2-2, Southampton finished the summer in a similar wing-back system that Ralph Hasenhuttl rolled out in 2018/19 and indeed a 3-4-3 was used again in Lancashire.

Che Adams had featured on the right flank over the summer but it was Danny Ings who was moved wide to allow the ex-Birmingham striker to feature centrally, with Nathan Redmond stationed on the left.

Illness apparently kept Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on the bench for most of the game, with James Ward-Prowse and Oriel Romeu playing in tandem in central midfield.

Jack Stephens got the nod over Maya Yoshida at centre-half but was sacrificed for Hojbjerg late on as Hasenhuttl reverted to a back four.

Analyse Burnley v Southampton in detail here

Crystal Palace v Everton

Roy Hodgson started this season as he finished last, with Palace in a 4-4-2.

Jordan Ayew was paired alongside Christian Benteke in attack, with Wilfried Zaha brought on alongside the Belgian midway through the second half.

Scott Dann and £4.0m defender Martin Kelly saw off the challenge of Gary Cahill at centre-half.

Everton were also in a familar shape to last season, with Richarlison and Bernard on the right and left respectively of a 4-2-3-1.

All of the players in the starting XI were on the books last season, although Moise Kean replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front midway through the second half and Jean-Philippe Gbamin was brought on for the injured Andre Gomes just before half-time.

Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off and will miss Gameweek 2.

Analyse Palace v Everton in detail here

Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion

Gameweek 1 featured something we hadn’t seen last season: Gerard Deulofeu starting a Premier League match on the wing.

Now an FPL forward, of course, Deulofeu was sacrificed for Roberto Pereyra at the break, with the Argentina international still working his way back up to full match-fitness after the Copa America.

Craig Dawson was included at centre-half and was the only starter on either side who wasn’t at his club in 2018/19.

Graham Potter had trialled a 3-4-3 in the final two games of pre-season and that was indeed the formation that he deployed on Saturday.

Leandro Trossard remained an unused substitute as Pascal Gross and Jurgen Locadia flanked Glenn Murray in attack.

Florin Andone and Neal Maupay replace the latter two players in the second half and both scored.

Solly March and FPL defender Martin Montoya were used as wing-backs.

Analyse Watford v Brighton in detail here

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

Spurs started Saturday’s game in a 4-4-2 diamond, with Erik Lamela playing just off Harry Kane and Lucas Moura in attack.

The introduction of Christian Eriksen for Harry Winks saw Lucas and Lamela pull wide and Kane lead the line in a 4-2-3-1.

Villa were in their familiar 4-1-4-1 shape, with Conor Hourihane starting at the base of the midfield but later replaced by new recruit Douglas Luiz.

Trezeguet was preferred to – and eventually replaced by – Jota on the right.

There was a surprise in the full-back department, with last season’s first-choice pairing of Neil Taylor and Mohamed Elmohamady preferred to 2019 signings Matt Targett and Frederic Guilbert.

Only Targett made the bench, with Guilbert not among the substitutes.

Analyse Spurs v Aston Villa in detail here

Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Brendan Rodgers opted for a 4-3-3 as he attempted to put pressure on Wolves’ back three.

Ayoze Perez played on the right of a front three with Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.

Hamza Choudhury was sacrificed in the second half as substitute Harvey Barnes took over on the left flank, with Maddison moving infield alongside Youri Tielemans in a 4-1-4-1.

Wolves were as they were for much of last season, with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez stationed up top in a 3-5-2.

Patrick Cutrone replaced Jota for the final 15 minutes.

Analyse Leicester v Wolves in detail here

Newcastle United v Arsenal

Matt Ritchie recovered from injury to take up the same left wing-back role he occupied last season, with Newcastle United in a 3-5-2.

Ritchie moved infield when Jonjo Shelvey limped off, with Jetro Willems taking over on the left.

An ‘out of position’ Miguel Almiron partnered Joelinton up front, with substitute Allan Saint-Maximin joining them in a front three late on.

Unai Emery mostly used a 4-2-3-1 in pre-season and indeed that was the formation favoured on Tyneside, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the line after a stint on the right flank this summer.

Alexandre Lacazette, only just back from an ankle injury, was an unused substitute.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson started in the attacking midfield positions behind the Gabon international, with summer signings Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe replacing them in the second half.

Pepe took up a left-wing role.

With new signing David Luiz also not called upon on the bench, Calum Chambers started at centre-half.

Analyse Newcastle United v Arsenal in detail here

Manchester United v Chelsea

United and Chelsea both lined up in a 4-2-3-1, as they had ended pre-season.

FPL midfielder Anthony Martial led the line for the hosts, with Marcus Rashford stationed on the left.

Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard started the game in the hole and on the right respectively, although interchanged on occasion.

Paul Pogba was positioned on the right of a central midfield two, having played almost exclusively on the left last season.

Frank Lampard sacrificed Christian Pulisic to fit both Mason Mount and Ross Barkley into the same starting XI, with Barkley occupying the left-wing role and Mount playing just off striker Tammy Abraham.

Pulisic replaced Barkley on the hour-mark, with Mount finishing the game.

Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic lined up in the double-pivot, with N’Golo Kante replacing the former in the last 20 minutes.

Analyse Manchester United v Chelsea in detail here


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Sir Jordan Henderson has mastered the art of trophy lifting.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hadn't much to do with the actual winning of it.

      1. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Apart from captaining the team and playing well!!!

        1. Brooksy86
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          The bait was cast and the bite was juicy.

  2. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hi mates.

    Should I keep Moura this GW and save? Or any suggested move? 0.0 itb.

    Pullisic an alternative?

    Cheers!

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      keep. City's defence is there to be got at if Stones and Zinchenko are starting

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      at this stage id hold...

      I would have recommended a switch to Martial before his price rise.

      I like the look of Pulisic... GW3 onwards ....

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Precisely. It was my planned move, unfortunately I was unexpectedly outpriced.

        Pullisic an option!

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I’m keeping. Re-watched the hattrick versus Ajax and then then touches in the Villa game. I kind of hope he gets more games - he’s quality

      • Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I'd keep and get more info on who to transfer to, I'm looking at either Pulisic or Martial

      • EgyptianKing
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you very much for the feedback and suggestions mates!

      • kime67
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        cant believe you missed martial

        1. EgyptianKing
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Unfortunately yes mate....

      • PDM (Top 1000) ANY Season L…
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        #Patience

    4. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Is December 13th the date for announcing the rescheduled winter break fixtures in Feb? Any wisdom in holding off 1st WC until then?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        It'll be 10 teams playing one weekend and the other 10 playing the following weekend. It won't be anything major FPL wise, it'll likely be the same GW, just spread out over two weekends.

      2. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        theres a winter break this year ?

      3. teddypicker
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        How does a one week break in Feb affect your WC decisions in Dec?

      4. Trippier Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        You're right Teddypicker, it's 9 or 10 GW between 14 Dec and 8 Feb, not worth the planning that early

    5. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      damn, missed the Martial prise rise last night, didn't realise he was that close, I guess the sensible thing was to hold anyway....

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No the sensible thing was to start with him.

        1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Lol wish I had. Was so close to and went the wrong way. After the Wolf men have given a defensive master class I’ll consider

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              As soon as I heard he had the number 9 shirt he was in my team.

          • SAY MY NAME
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            indeed, he was in my penultimate draft along with Maguire, but I switched back to my 'safe' team with Fraser

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Would of left it anyway, he didn't look great in teh game and was lucky for the tap in, that's about it.

          1. SAY MY NAME
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            cool, cheers, didn't want to get caught in the hype and I doubt they'll go mad away to Wolves - but I do think him or Rash will be good value if they stay positive as a team

          2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yep and there is still misery in Utd. Pogba still wants out and we had up then down last year. Perhaps still better mid to long term picks elsewhere other than for price rises

            • SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              yeah, players get tap ins playing up front for Man United

        3. MosF94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Any predictions for the end-of-season points totals for the following 10 big premium players?

          VVD, Robertson, TAA, Laporte, Salah, Mane, Sterling, KDB, Kane, Aubameyang

          1. lespaul
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            No

          2. F4L
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            on your order
            180,185,175,170,250,230,260,215,225,215. Injury dependant

            1. F4L
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              *in

            2. Geezer
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              This

        4. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Anyone tempted by a Sigurdsson captain punt?

          At home to a leaky Watford defence, while Salah/Pool generally could be knackered and Raz is against a good Spurs side... (I don’t have Auba so cant consider him obviously)

          1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I like that. I might captain Digne

              1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Or Haller. I fancy West Ham to take out they’re we got thrashed anger on Brighton who are gonna end up near relegation

                  1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      ‘Their’ not they’re

                • SAY MY NAME
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  he's my vice-vice-captain (after salah and sterling), but not gonna risk it especially with Everton's lack of goals in pre-season and 1st game

                • Here Comes The Son ★
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Yeah I'm doing it mate.

                  There's not many occasions in the season where a punty captain is worth it. I'm not overly keen on Sterling or Salah this week and like you I don't own Auba.

                  Should be fun.

                • David Lo Pan
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Kean for me with the armband

              2. JurgenRodgers
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Moura to Pulisic is so tempting, 4 nice fixtures, on corners tonight & very impressive

                Only caveat is missing out on Utd players Gw3

                1. Netley Lucas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Severely unsettled line-up, waiting maybe wise.

                2. @fpl_phenom
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I might try to get both him and Martial in GW3

                  both look great !

                  1. JurgenRodgers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    They do indeed, pity about Martial’s price rise

                3. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Rather see Chelsea this weekend and maybe a few games more, similar with United.

                4. SAY MY NAME
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  he looks a wonderful player, but wanna see that midfield settled and some fpl points before I think about getting him in

              3. kime67
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                -8 already. what am i doing

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  What transfers did you do?

                2. Nigel Knows
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Em, making many transfers for hits?

                  -20 has a ring to it. Good luck

                3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    I don’t do that anymore since last season taking a minus 12 only to find the team I shipped would have scored like 30 more points. It’s a gamble

                    1. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Obviously sometimes it works. I’ve had that too. But would rather give my planning a chance

                    2. kime67
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Martial rashford pukki in

                      1. rokonto
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Same... who you got rid of?

                    3. Brehmeren
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Lol, that was my total hits last season.

                  • Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    So it's between Salah, Kane, Sterling and Pukki this week. You could get away with a Pukki captain this week.

                  • OneDennisBergkamp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Seems like everyone is on Origi, huge rotation risk though surely?

                    1. Kiwivillan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      1m more than Greenwood

                      1. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        1.1m soon

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Massive, surprised if he starts baring injury for a while.

                      Those who got him did for Norwich and knew what was coming after.

                      1. OneDennisBergkamp
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        He's getting alot of attention still, on the verge of a price rise..

                      2. Wild Rover
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        158k have bought him this week

                        1. Nigel Knows
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Which I find odd

                      3. Nigel Knows
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Others will Agree.
                        I hoped for point v Norwich and got it but fancy 1,4 or 5 (if lucky) over next few games so will revert to 4-5-1 potentially or use 2 FT to shuffle the pack with 2-3 transfers in GW3 or 4.

                        Was always the rough plan.

                        1. Nigel Knows
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Hope for points (not point) i.e. hoped for minimum 5.

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Punters did very well vs Norwich, Alisson too lessening the desire for double Liverpool defence, presuming you have defender, Salah & Origi.

                            Would start him this coming GW, decent minutes for tired legs is worse case.

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

                      Casuals.

                    4. cravencottage
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      One week wonder

                  • ZTJ
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Heaton
                    TAA Robbo Digne Fredericks
                    Salah Fraser Sterling Pulisic
                    Wilson Jota

                    Button Rico Drinkwater Greenwood

                    Regretting Pulisic already, some promising signs tonight but still don't think he's at all nailed. Save this week barring injuries still?

                    1. Mr Peanutbutter
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        I got Trossard and Fraser thinking one would become the more nailed of Pulisic and Barkley. Hold Pulisic since we can expect changes to the starting 11 after a blowout like that. Lampard's still figuring out where the goals are gonna come from.

                      • PDM (Top 1000) ANY Season L…
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Relish those 2FT in GW3

                    2. Here Comes The Son ★
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Any good -8 hits going around?

                      1. Nigel Knows
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Nope

                    3. @fpl_phenom
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Greenwood clogging up my utd places... who'd have thought it

                      1. ZICO SENNA
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        you want 2 other united players? Yikes.

                        1. @fpl_phenom
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          fixtures turn nice ... Chelseas too ...

                          1. ZICO SENNA
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            I'd have more faith in a Chelsea resurgence than Uniteds, but true, nice fixtures for both 🙂

                            1. @fpl_phenom
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              I think you may be slighly bias judging from previous comments... but Ill take it on board

                            2. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              you asked about getting Rashford AND Martial for a hit the other day ffs

                              1. @fpl_phenom
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                em sorry where and when was this ?

                                Im sure I was joking directly after the match possibly?

                                I have been an advocate of holding off on taking hits this early....

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  no not you phenom

                                  1. @fpl_phenom
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    oh cool mate

                    4. Totalfootball
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Okay , serious question ,
                      Salah or Mane ...
                      I am on a WC !

                      Anyone can give me a definite answer as to why not go Mane and save 1 mil ?!

                      1. Mr Peanutbutter
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Can I ask who you picked that forced your wc so early and is it too late to stop you?

                          1. Totalfootball
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Just wanted to restructure the team after seeing GW 1 , had funds spread out !

                        • ZICO SENNA
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Salah
                          Ownership, better player, rank will plummet without.

                          1. Totalfootball
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Okay cheers !

                          2. Totalfootball
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Better player as in finishing ?!

                            1. ZICO SENNA
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Finishing, passing ability, skill, just the premium version and Mane is liek teh Beta version haha 🙂

                              1. ZICO SENNA
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                like the*

                              2. Totalfootball
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Okay thanks !

                        • HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Depends how confident you are of giving Mane the armband most weeks
                          If you’re not going to captain him often then 11m best spent elsewhere

                          1. Totalfootball
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Will captain him and Sterling !

                            1. HMC
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              He’s unlikely to outscore salah but could match him. Probably not a huge benefit (besides being different). Last season the gap was 2.5-3m now 1m isn’t that much

                              1. Totalfootball
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Okay , main issue is ownership i guess

                      2. Dare Do The Punt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Salah gets 120 minutes

                        Does he still start against Southampton?

                        Thanks

                        1. ZICO SENNA
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Of course, may not get 90 tthough, don't know.

                        2. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Yes. Another example today of how important the front 3 are

                        3. Rainer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Yes.

                      3. EgyptianKing
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Is King to Pukki a move to consider this GW?

                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          yeah, if you wait a week and Pukki scores again everyone will just say, why are you bringing in Pukki you knee jerker?, hold that knee in place, they are at home to Chelsea and can't possibly score blah blah

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            *not everyone, said that for effect. That transfer can go either way this week, ask yourself who you'd rather have for the next 4 weeks or something if you're worried about his price rising

                        2. SAY MY NAME
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          I'm considering it

                      4. JJeyy
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Moura to Pulisic or save ft and get Mane next week with a hit?

                        1. Mr Peanutbutter
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            save and discover better transfers over the weekend

                          • Garth Marenghi
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Save

                          • ZTJ
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            You want to bring Pulisic in? I'm considering getting rid of him

                            1. @fpl_phenom
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              dude! you need to hang onto him!

                              The guys a serious footballer...

                              those fixtures turn very juicy !

                              1. ZTJ
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                £7.5m is just a lot for a player who isn't nailed imo. Looked good after his assist tonight though which is why I'm leaning towards keeping him for another week.

                                1. @fpl_phenom
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I see him as nailed on now to be honest...

                                  IL be trying to get him in anyway ... best of luck going forward

                        2. Crazygopher
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Is it me. Or should tammy have to take the pen again. In the game tonight. Adrian foot was not on the line when the shot was struck. Law says a goalie must have one foot on the line when shot is taken. All of the pens he faced he jumped forward.

                            1. El Lobito 10
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Do you think you can get this message to UEFA lad? They probably aren't aware.

                            2. Wild Rover
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Deserved to be saved, terrible pen. They are not using VAR for keepers moving off the line

                              1. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Poor pen, sure. However the referee was berating him for it even before the penalty shootout started.

                                Can't do anything about it now, just consistency is lacking.

                                1. Wild Rover
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  The biggest mistake was not using VAR for Liverpool 'penalty' and using it badly for Chelsea's

                          • fylde2022
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Anyone else thinking about switching the captain's armband from Salah.
                            Tonight's game will have taken alot out of him, especially with the travel.

                            1. Wild Rover
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              It was never on him this week

                              1. Dynamic Duos
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Sterling ?

                                1. Wild Rover
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Aubameyang

                                  1. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Do you have him with Sterling and Salah?

                                    1. Wild Rover
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      Salah and Kane. Will be getting Sterling next week

                                      1. Dynamic Duos
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Decent that, home come you didn't start with Sterling?

                                        1. Wild Rover
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 1 day ago

                                          Gamble that backfired a bit but it was always my intention to wc gw3, just unlucky that Sterling chose gw1 to go big.

                                          1. Dynamic Duos
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 1 day ago

                                            Well we can them all and all your premiums returned, so a good team really.

                                            1. Dynamic Duos
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 1 day ago

                                              Can't have*

                            2. OneDennisBergkamp
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              to who?

                              1. fylde2022
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Sterling.

                                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I'd stay on Salah, Southampton were terrible GW1.

                          • Dynamic Duos
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Really think A could well be a better combo than B gwk3 onwards, while Villa fixtures are great.

                            A) Kane and Mings
                            B) Wilson and TAA

                            1. OneDennisBergkamp
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              not for me

                            2. waldo666
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              I'd stick with B

                              1. Dynamic Duos
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Really ? Why?

                                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Wilson can match Kane, TAA will outscore Mings by miles

                                  1. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    I'm not feeling that confident on Wilson, but hope your right.

                                    1. waldo666
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      See how he goes this week and reassess.

                                      1. Dynamic Duos
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 1 day ago

                                        Yeah will do defo a stick this week and save ft bar injuries etc.

                                    2. OneDennisBergkamp
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 1 day ago

                                      He matched him last season on similar minutes

                                2. waldo666
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Cos I reckon it will net you more points than A. Bournemouth have a decent run after City in GW3. I will assume however that TAA is not your only Liverpool defender and in this case the move is a bit more palatable.

                                  1. Dynamic Duos
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Yeah got VVD to

                          • waldo666
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Anything further on timing of price fluctuations?

                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              “Both the formula used to calculate this change and the time of the change include variable factors, and won’t be revealed to game players.”

                              1. waldo666
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Ah right! Cheers for that.

                                1. SADIO SANÉ
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  I guess we may have more of an idea after the next one, be surprised if it's completely random

                                  1. waldo666
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    Yeah you'd think it makes sense to run it around the same time every day, will be interesting to see.

                          • Lignja
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Save ft this week?

                            Pope
                            Taa, Robertson, Zincenko, Coleman
                            Salah, Sterling, Frazer, Perez
                            Kean, Wilson

                            1. Eriksen Maestro
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              yep

                            2. Balls of Steel
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              I would

                          • Brendan95
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Okay so did anybody else miss the Martial price rise... he didn't look like he was going to rise last night, very frustrating - I was planning on shifting Moura to him

                            1. Wild Rover
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              The whinge fest was this morning 🙂

                              1. Brendan95
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Looks like I missed that too 🙁

                          • Wild Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            This H2H isn't going to happen is it? The silence on the subject is deafening. Way too big a task to take on with such numbers

                            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              I fear that you are right. It is monumental.

                              1. Wild Rover
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Must be at least 4000 entered I reckon

                                1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Yeah.

                                  1. Geoff
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    5983 entries, closed now!

                            2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              If G-Whizz is involved me and you will definitely have lost our GW1 match.

                              1. Wild Rover
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                He isn't. He is far too busy to put even a few teams in order when Doosra has done the hard work 😉

                                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20624469

                                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  lol

                            3. Geoff
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 7 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Article going live soon 🙂

                          • Dynamic Duos
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Goodnight all. Fpl safely.

                          • Here Comes The Son ★
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            This could be the weirdest video on the internet:

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JY9Asd7QZA

                            Night.

                          • Totalfootball
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            How heavily is Trent alexander arnold likely to be rotated ?

                          • Balls of Steel
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            How's this looking for the weekend?

                            Heaton
                            VVD, Robertson, Digne
                            Fraser, Salah, Bilva, Perez
                            Kane, King, Jota

                            Pope, Lund, Donkey, Diop

                            Should I save my FT and then somehow get Sterling with a mini-WC before gw3?

                          • EgyptianKing
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Moura to Pullisic seems popular now...

                            Will Pullisic start sunday in your opinion? Is he a good option?

                            1. Balls of Steel
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              Hard to call after starting tonight, I mean obviously Barkley, Mount will be fresher

                          • SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            is Jota -> Pukki this week and then Wilson -> Jota next week complete idiot talk?

                            1. waldo666
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              I wouldn't go so far as to say idiot talk but I certainly can't see the sense in it.

                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                reasoning below; price changes obviously in my thinking - can't see me not wanting 11m Pukki Jota OR Wilson Pukki Jota after this week and that 0.1 rise on Pukki will make my (needed) defensive upgrade more difficult

                                1. waldo666
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 1 day ago

                                  Don't bust your boiler trying to get in a 6.5m Norwich forward after one week would be my advice.

                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 1 day ago

                                    could be good advice, I'm still tempted haha

                            2. SADIO SANÉ
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

                              basically I want to do Wilson -> Pukki (or maybe even Auba -> Pukki and redistribute funds), but doing either of those moves this week could be a major error

                              1. waldo666
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 1 day ago

                                Yep, too risky after one week of data, see how this week plays out first. You certainly don't want to be shifting out Auba for Pukki this week, that's for sure!