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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. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Oh boy, Tommy 🙁

  2. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Aaaaaadriaaaaan!

  3. Netley Lucas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Poor Tammy 🙁

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Yes Adrian 🙂

    Liverpool don’t lose shootouts in Istanbul!

  5. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Adrian waaaay off his line there. No mention of it whatsoever, obviously.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      was convinced he'd have tp retake. Nice moment for him though

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I hate chelsea, but I have to agree it did look that way.

    3. dark91
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wanted to say the same and surprised no one mentioned it!!

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He came off his line for every pen and got away with it.

    5. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      What’s the point of VAR if that happens it’s pathetic

    6. Pariße
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Something has to be done with this rule. I feel it’s completely natural for GKs to step out a little, while stepping a meter off the line of course shouldn’t be allowed either.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He can step out, as long as his back foot stays on the line.

      2. @fpl_phenom
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        exactly this... a yard should be ok ...

      3. PUP02
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah they can step forward as long as one foot is on the line when the ball is kicked. It's one of many rules in football that are regularly ignored.

    7. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      It’s nearly 1am so no time to review off the lines. Folks have homes to go to.

  6. Yome
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Why Abraham as last kicker? Poor decision by Lampard...

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He looked so tensed... I could literally see the fear within him on his face

      1. Yome
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Absolutely, Jorginho, Barkley are better at this. Tammy too young and lacking experience.

    2. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Agree, shouldve been Barkley or Jorg

    3. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jodi Morris made that call so I am told.

  7. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Klopp's teeth can be seen from space

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Them Colgate fol kg s, selling to the Martians, you gotta love them 😉

  8. Hakim Ziyech
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lol @ Tammy Abraham. Very sad moment

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bit mean that

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Visibly confused

  9. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Kepa was off line

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You're welcome to re take it

  10. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lamps losing 3/3 uefa supercups 🙁

  11. Trippier Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Kneejerk though it may be, but anyone transferring Pope to Adrian?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Pope will make 12 saves @ars

      1. Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Would love that. On top of a CS and max BAPS

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          That is the minimum

          1. Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            But of course

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Keep

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He's conceded 3 in two games. Has had a poor disciplinary record too. Alison was a big part of Pool's cleansheet record. They won't keep as many clean sheets with Adrian.

    4. Trippier Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Head says stick with Pope, but Liverpool next 4 has some good clean sheet potential. Am pondering Klopp effect on Adrian as a first team GK for now, and his confidence just went up. BUR at home are great, away not so much.

  12. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Tammy really.

  13. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Looks like Giroud might start at the weekend

  14. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Humble from Adrian there he usually lets them in until he gets to take one and then tries

  15. teddypicker
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Imagine if VAR was called after that penalty - someone put a pause on Flo Rida!

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Avicii

  16. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Poor Abraham. Dont wish him that.
    He will have a good season tho.
    Looks a good player and will be ready soon enuff

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not sour grapes at all. Was fantastic player for us last season but wasn't keen on paying +25 million if he was for sale as still have nagging doubt he's not PL level

    2. Yome
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      As a Chelsea fan, hell no. He lacks confidence and not experienced enough to play every week.
      Lamps not giving minutes to Michy is annoying.
      I reckon Giroud will start this weekend

  17. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Raz for the captaincy, who’s with me

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure... really on Raz at Spurs over Mo at Saints? Saints were awful this past weekend

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Between him and Auba for me...currently on Auba!

    3. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Always have been, go away if u wanted Mo before this game

  18. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Is Le Donk Chelseas first striker now?

  19. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Poor Tammy looked petrified on the run up!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Didn’t he. Couldn’t even look up, never nice to see.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        yeah, felt bad for him, knew he was going to miss it!

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Looked like he needed the Jack's. He'll learn from that. PL standard is tough and he needs to work harder. He's only a chap.

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cos Adrian was illegally on 6 yard lane p1ssing about

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Tammy dive in extra time, Adrian save during shoot out... It's just how life is to be honest 🙂

  20. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Where’s Big Willy when you need him

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      o/

      😛

  21. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Injury/fatigue levels from this match didn't look good 🙁

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Barkely will be fine 😉

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

      After playing in heat and humidity like that can takes its toll not to mind the victory party after.

      Surely one of the players that played tonight will pull up injured against Southampton.

  22. Das Boot
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Chelsea played well, unlucky to lose from what I seen (last 30 mins and E/T)

  23. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I’m impressed by CHE. What a turnaround.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They have been playing well

      They got mugged on Sunday

    2. GreenPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Who do you like? I'm thinking of bringing in Pulisic.

      1. Yome
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Pulisic was sharp, Bsilva to Pulisic for me on the cards

    3. Yome
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kante is making a difference obviously. Giroud was really good tonight too, Pedro solid.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I like Emerson once Rudiger is back.

  24. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah is even money on Ladbrokes as an any time goalscorer.
    Sterling is 19/20.

    Liverpool are 4/9 to win.
    City are 4/11 to win.

    Liverpool are 4/9 for 2 or more goals.
    City are 4/11 for 2 or more goals (so both clubs have same odds as their win odds, those aren't typos).

    So even before tonight's action, Raz is the better captaincy bet. I'm switching to Raz.

    1. Das Boot
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No, don't agree at all. The difference in class between Spurs and City is much much less than the gulf between Liverpool and Saints.

      The bookies are just covering their arses

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Very much this - bookies playing it safe.

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Covering their arses how?

        1. Das Boot
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Because they know if they gave favourable odds that everyone and their dog would jump on it irrespective of who they are playing. The odds presented here are in no way reflective of the 4 teams and their respective abilities.

          1. Das Boot
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            favourable odds for City I meant to say

          2. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            What is the difference between the City and Liverpool games - are they giving favourable odds in one and not the other?

            1. Das Boot
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              The difference is obvious, quality of opposition, or do you not see that. The odds they are giving on City are much shorter than they should be given the quality of opponent. Having to lay £11 on City to win £4 is tight when you consider they are playing Spurs. In the other game it is understandable giving 4/9 Liverpool to win considering the difference in quality between the teams.

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                I'm not debating what the odds should be, I am just wondering the reason why the bookies are giving incorrect odds in one match and the correct odds in the other. Not arguing - just want to know the reason!

                1. Das Boot
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  cover and liability. That's why they make money,

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    So everyone is lumping on Man City and not on Liverpool?

                    1. Das Boot
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      If you take a more recent sample which is what we have to go on. Last season the gap in points between City and Spurs over the course of 38 games was 27 points.

                      The gap between Liverpool and Southampton was 58 points. This is more than double

                      Champions league City and Spurs. 2nd & 3/4th

                      Liverpool 1st & Southampton (nowhere)

                      Using the above examples you would not expect the odds to be the way they are. There is a discrepancy in the odds offered based on the above information. i.e. Bookies covering their arses.

                    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Was this the answer?

                2. Das Boot
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Let me or more to the point you put it another way.

                  in your honest opinion, do you think that Spurs are closer to City than Southampton are to Liverpool in terms of their quality and product of football?

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    My opinion is irrelevant and is not the line of enquiry - I am just trying to establish why the bookies are pricing the Man City match wrong and the Liverpool match correctly.

                    1. The Jackal
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      In your opinion the bookies have priced it up incorrectly. But as you said "quote" your opinion is irrelevant.

                      1. Das Boot
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Are you talking to me here jackal?

                      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I think everyone is confused now - the flaw in the FFS comments presentation!

                      3. The Jackal
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        No.

                        I was referring to "why the bookies are pricing the Man City match WRONG and the Liverpool match correctly"
                        In my opinion the "correct" price is whatever the bookmaker in question deems suitable not the price a punter deems the price should be.

                      4. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I was paraphrasing the first reply to the OP - I wasn't saying the bookies odds were right or wrong was my opinion, was trying to establish why others were saying they were wrong.

                    2. Das Boot
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      What, you can't offer your opinion? Or do you just not want to? It was a pretty straightforward question, after all I am giving you answers to your questions. Fire away, I would like to hear your opinion.

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Man City are at home and Liverpool are away - I don't see the problem tbh

                      2. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        City at home last year - P19 W18 D0 L1 F57 A12. Spurs lost 8 away games.

                      3. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Sadio Sane - am I being completely thick here around missing what is meant by the bookies are covering their arses on the Man City game, but no such arse covering is happening on the Liverpool game?

                      4. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        because they enjoy losing money on Liverpool games or something

                      5. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I always thought the well supported clubs (e.g Man U and Liverpool) got the artificially shorter odds as they have more fans betting on their own team.

                3. Swanremainsthesame
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  £ placed by punters decides their odds at the end of the day. They make money bcosc their odds don't add up to 100% return

    2. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Look at Auba 😉

    3. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Good for you \O/

  25. GARY AND JAMIE
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    So Kun gets a retake but Tammy does not. VAR no consistency

    1. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Referees no consistency

      1. Das Boot
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This,

      2. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Was purely VAR team at fault not checking properly

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      difference could be this was a shootout compared to the allotted match time

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        VAR team probably wanted to go home by then.

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I think they and the officials bottled it so as not to spoil the moment. Which ain’t the point of their job

    3. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kun's retake was for Rice's encroachment

      1. TOBY1
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This. Car doesn’t check keeper off the line I believe?

        1. jomikijiq
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          correct

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Ok so we have VAR that can do the job perfectly yet it goes to the linesman. I seriously give uo

        2. MrCloppity
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Jimmy Carr

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Tax dodger - would do well at somewhere like Uefa.

    4. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      One was at lunchtime : one was a sleep sleep time.

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        At

  26. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Origi’s chances of starting gw2?

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Zero, barring injuries.

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      7%

    3. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      13 pts for Origi by 5pm Saturday night.

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Last weeks 12 plus 1 this week.

  27. Das Boot
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Nice to see Klopp starting to see some success after all the losses he had to endure,

  28. Aurora Borealis?
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone know if you can see if someone else has made a transfer when you view their team page?

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      removed

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No, its removed.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    4. Aurora Borealis?
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Ok thanks

  29. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Raz or Mo for the captaincy if you’re between them? Why?

    1. Yome
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Sterling in great form, i am going for him

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Still Salah

    3. F4L
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Raz because Spurs wont sit back

    4. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah. The guy is the most selfish footballer on the planet. He want's that golden boot more than the PL Title. He won't be happy about Sterling already being 2 in front.

  30. Hakim Ziyech
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah starting gw 2 just became 50% , yeah?

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      90

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      how? why?