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The FPL line-up lessons we learned from Gameweek 2

We again take a look back at the Premier League line-ups from the weekend just gone, analysing the systems and personnel used by the 20 top-flight clubs in Gameweek 2.

Arsenal v Burnley

Having not started any of his summer signings in Gameweek 1, Unai Emery brought in David Luiz and Dani Ceballos into his starting XI for the visit of Burnley. 

Luiz took the place of Calum Chambers at centre-back, while Ceballos effectively replaced the injured Granit Xhaka.

Starting as a number ten, Ceballos interchanged with Joe Willock throughout the game, with Emery saying afterwards:

With him, it’s for us to use his qualities in the best position in our team with our ideas. I spoke with him – before coming here – to play like an eight and a 10. Today he started like a 10, but a lot of times he was changing with Willock into the eight position, where he can feel better on the pitch.

Emery kept faith with a 4-2-3-1 and the only other change to the starting XI saw Alexandre Lacazette return up front, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan making way and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moving to the right flank.

The half-time introduction of Nicolas Pepe for Reiss Nelson saw Aubameyang switch to the left to accommodate Pepe on the opposite wing.

The Burnley team news was much more straightforward, with Sean Dyche unsurprisingly naming the same starting XI that defeated Southampton on the opening weekend.

Charlie Taylor was on the bench for the first time this season, while Jay Rodriguez replaced Chris Wood for the final half an hour.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Monreal; Ceballos (Torreira 83′), Guendouzi; Nelson (Pepe 45′), Willock, Aubameyang; Lacazette (Kolasinac 71′)

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Gudmundsson (Lennon 72′), Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood (Rodriguez 61′), Barnes.

Aston Villa v Bournemouth

Dean Smith made just the one change from the defeat to Spurs, with Douglas Luiz replacing Conor Hourihane at the base of the midfield.

Villa were again in a 4-1-4-1 (or 4-3-3), with Jack Grealish and John McGinn getting well forward to support the front three.

Jota replaced Anwar El Ghazi late on, with Trezeguet switching flanks.

Eddie Howe ditched the wing-back system and went back to a tried-and-tested 4-4-2, with Chris Mepham the surplus centre-back to make way.

Harry Wilson came in on the opposite flank to Ryan Fraser, with Charlie Daniels replacing Diego Rico at left-back.

Aston Villa XI (4-1-4-1): Heaton; Elmohamady, Engels, Mings, Taylor; Douglas Luiz; Trezeguet (Davis 87′), McGinn, Grealish, El Ghazi (Jota 75′); Wesley.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; H. Wilson (Solanke 76′), Billing (Surman 46′), Lerma, Fraser; C. Wilson, King.

Brighton and Hove Albion v West Ham United

Brighton were again in the 3-4-3 formation that Graham Potter rolled out in Gameweek 1, with new signing Leandro Trossard coming in for Jurgen Locadia on the left flank.

New signings Neal Maupay and Aaron Mooy had to make do with substitute appearances, with Maupay replacing Pascal Gross on the right midway through the second half.

Manuel Pellegrini made five changes to the side that were beaten by Manchester City, the most surprising of which saw Angelo Ogbonna replace Fabian Balbuena at the heart of the defence.

Arthur Masuaku came in for Aaron Cresswell at left-back, while injured pair Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller were replaced by Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez.

New signing Pablo Fornals made his first start, with Michail Antonio dropping out.

There was much rejigging of tactics from the Chilean during the game, with Snodgrass starting on the right and Fornals drifting in from the left.

The unimpressive Jack Wilshere, playing in between Declan Rice and the front four, was hooked at half-time, with Michail Antonio replacing him.

That change saw Antonio support Hernandez up top in what resembled a 4-4-2, with Fornals switching over to the right, Lanzini move to the left and Snodgrass pushed infield.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-3): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Duffy; March, D Stephens, Pröpper, Montoya; Trossard (Mooy 85′), Murray (Andone 74′), Groß (Maupay 67′).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Wilshere (Antonio 45′); Fornals (Yarmolenko 77′), Lanzini, Snodgrass; Chicharito (Sánchez 83′).

Everton v Watford

Marco Silva’s only change was an enforced one, with Jean-Philippe Gbamin making his first start in place of the suspended Morgan Schneiderlin

Andre Gomes passed a fitness test to start alongside Gbamin in central midfield, with the Toffees again in a 4-2-3-1.

An injury to Lucas Digne saw Mason Holgate brought on at right-back and Seamus Coleman switch flanks to fill in for the departed Frenchman.

Javi Gracia also only made one change from the side that lost at home to Brighton, with Roberto Pereyra coming in for Andre Gray.

Pereyra was in his usual left-wing position as Gerard Deulofeu, who had occupied that role in the first half against the Seagulls, returned up front alongside Troy Deeney.

Danny Welbeck was thrown on midway through the second half for his first minutes in a Watford shirt.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne (Holgate 73); Gomes, Gbamin; Richarlison (Walcott 63′), Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin (Kean 72′).

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue (Gray 83′), Hughes (Welbeck 67′); Deulofeu (Cleverley 78′), Deeney.

Norwich City v Newcastle United

Daniel Farke’s only change saw Moritz Leitner step in for Kenny McLean in central midfield, with the Scotsman only fit enough for a place on the bench after being a major doubt for this clash with Newcastle.

Todd Cantwell kept his place on the left flank with Onel Hernandez having been ruled out for three months with a knee injury.

Steve Bruce kept the 3-5-2 shape that he used against Arsenal in Gameweek 1 but made two changes to his starting XI, with Emil Krafth replacing Javier Manquillo at right wing-back and Ki Sung-yueng ousting Sean Longstaff in central midfield.

Allan Saint-Maximin missed out with a hamstring problem.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis (Byram 90′), Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; Leitner, Trybull (Tettey 87′); Cantwell, Stiepermann (Vrancic 84′), Buendía; Pukki.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka; Dummett, Lascelles, Schär; Ritchie, Ki (S Longstaff 74′), Shelvey, Hayden, Krafth; Joelinton (Muto 67′), Almirón.

Southampton v Liverpool

The exertions of the Super Cup evidently had a bearing on Jurgen Klopp’s team selection at Southampton, with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Joe Gomez all dropping out after 120-minute run-outs in Istanbul.

Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold – who all started on the bench in that midweek match – returned to the starting XI.

Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were all in the starting line-up for the first time this season, as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first league start since April 2018.

Ralph Hasenhuttl dropped a forward – namely Danny Ings – and brought in an extra central midfielder in the form of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as he switched from a 3-4-3 to a 3-5-2 in a bid to stifle their visitors; Hasenhuttl had used this system against the Reds at the back-end of 2018/19.

Maya Yoshida replaced Jack Stephens as the middle centre-half, meanwhile.

With the Saints trailing 1-0 midway through the second half, Oriel Romeu was sacrificed and Ings was thrown on up front as Hasenhuttl briefly reverted to his Gameweek 1 shape.

Summer signing Moussa Djenepo saw his first Premier League minutes as a late substitute.

Southampton XI (3-5-2): Gunn; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu (Ings 64′), Hojbjerg, Bertrand (Djenepo 77′); Adams (Armstrong 68′), Redmond.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Henderson 89′), Wijnaldum, Milner (Fabinho 74′); Salah (Origi 79′), Firmino, Mane.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

Pep Guardiola made four changes to the side that beat West Ham 5-0 last time out, with Sergio Aguero replacing Gabriel Jesus up top and Bernardo Silva – rested in Gameweek 1 as a precaution – ousting Riyad Mahrez on the right flank.

Nicolas Otamendi filled in for the injured John Stones at centre-half, with Ilkay Gundogan preferred to David Silva in central midfield.

City were in their usual 4-3-3, with all of Guardiola’s second-half changes like for like.

Mauricio Pochettino made only one alteration to his starting XI – Christian Eriksen in for Lucas Moura – but abandoned the diamond formation in favour of a more regimented 4-4-1-1.

Erik Lamela was the man tasked with supporting Harry Kane in attack, with Eriksen operating on the left flank and Moussa Sissoko on the right.

The introduction of Lucas for Harry Winks saw the Brazilian lead the line alongside Kane and Lamela move to the right wing.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri (D. Silva 78), De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva (Mahrez 80′), Aguero (Gabriel Jesus 65′), Sterling.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-4-1-1): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Sissoko, Winks (Lucas Moura 56′), Ndombele, Eriksen (Skipp 90); Lamela (Lo Celso 85); Kane.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

There were no surprises with the line-ups at Bramall Lane, with Chris Wilder sending the same 11 players out in the 3-5-2 system he used at Bournemouth.

In-game injuries to John Fleck and Callum Robinson saw Luke Freeman and Oli McBurnie replace them directly as the Blades kept their shape.

Roy Hodgson’s one alteration to his starting XI saw ‘out of position’ midfielder Wilfried Zaha come in for Andre Ayew up front, while Jeffrey Schlupp made his comeback from injury when replacing Max Meyer on the left midway through the second half.

Palace were again in a 4-4-2.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck (Freeman 29′), Lundstram, Stevens; McGoldrick (Jagielka 89′), Robinson (McBurnie 56′).

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Dann, Kelly, van Aanholt; Townsend (McCarthy 70), McArthur (Wickham 82′), Milivojevic, Meyer (Schlupp 65′); Zaha, Benteke.

Chelsea v Leicester City

The Chelsea starting XI showed only one change from the side that took on Liverpool in midweek, with Mason Mount replacing Mateo Kovacic in midfield.

Pedro and Christian Pulisic flanked Olivier Giroud in the Blues’ attack, with Mount starting the match as a ‘number ten’ in a 4-2-3-1 but gravitating towards the left of midfield as Chelsea occasionally resembled a 4-3-3.

Ben Chilwell missed out with a hip injury, with his place at left-back being taken by Christian Fuchs.

That was Brendan Rodgers’ only change to the side that drew 0-0 with Wolves in Gameweek 1, so Ayoze Perez and James Maddison again supported Jamie Vardy in a 4-3-3.

Wilfred Ndidi was at the base of the midfield three, with Hamza Choudhury and especially Youri Tielemans more advanced.

Dennis Praet replaced Choudhury in the middle of the park in the final 20 minutes.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho (Kovacic 70′), Kante; Pedro, Mount, Pulisic (Willian 70′), Giroud (Abraham 61′).

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Choudhury (Praet 73′), Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez (Albrighton 79′), Maddison, Vardy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

Having made nine changes for the second leg of Wolves’ Europa League tie against FC Pyunik, Nuno Espirito Santo reverted to the familiar-looking starting XI and 3-5-2 that drew 0-0 with Leicester.

Illness saw Matt Doherty replaced at wing-back by Adama Traore at half-time.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s only change saw Daniel James replace Andreas Pereira on the right flank.

Anthony Martial again led the line, with Marcus Rashford stationed out wide on the left of a 4-2-3-1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty (Traoré 46′); D Jota (Neto 86′), Jiménez (Cutrone 90+1′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford (A Pereira 89′), Lingard (Mata 80′), D James (Greenwood 89′); Martial.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. Leppamaki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    A. VVD + Josh King
    B. 4.5 def + Rashford

    1. Super Silva Haze
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      A.

    2. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Nah

  2. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Lost

    New team worth a -4?

    Current team:
    Pope, button
    Robertson, digne, soyun, lundstrum, GUILBERT
    Salah, sterling, PEREZ, Robinson, Dendoncker
    Kane, jota, KING

    New team:
    Pope, button
    Robertson, digne, soyun, lundstrum, AWB
    Salah, sterling, MARTIAL, Robinson, Dendoncker
    Kane, jota, WICKHAM

    Yay or nay?

    1. sovietrockettes
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      NO

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Wouldn’t have Robinson or Jota and maybe Robertson

      1. n-doggg
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Not on a wildcard

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Haha you said keep Perez, but your selling.

      1. n-doggg
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        I wouldn’t sell in your circumstances for mount. Perez for martial on the other hand is worth a hit

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah already got Martial.

  3. SoapAFC
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Is KWP safe for starts for the foreseeable future?

    1. sovietrockettes
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I think so

    2. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Aurier is lurking constanly

    3. Belsunz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      yes until Foyth returns. Aurier could be on the way out.

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Not really

  4. Jamb0
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Start 1:
    A) Dendonkey (BUR)
    B) Lundstram (LEI)
    C) King (mci)

    1. sovietrockettes
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      King

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Eeew

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      c

    3. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      FWIW I am starting Lundstram out the these 3.

    4. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      B

    5. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      B

  5. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    On a WC, already got TAA, would you have Laporte ahead of Robertson?

    Ciry have some great fixtures

    1. sovietrockettes
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Yes

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Yes

    3. SoapAFC
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Yeah I think most are departing from the liverpool double up, spreads the likelyhood of points if you have different defenders from different teams imo, also you save 0.5

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes

  6. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Absolutely crapping not owning Kane this week.

    1. sovietrockettes
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Captaining him over here 🙂

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Me too

      2. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        No brainer really. If someone said he'd get 9 points (1G, max bps) I'd happily let his captainers get that. Can see it being double though.

        1. The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          I have him but sterling cap.

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Captaining here

      Fearing another Cardiff-esque 1pt-er while Sterling snaffles another hat-trick

      (for balance)

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Fear not. For the i famous Cardiff fiasco, I brought him on and captained. Csnnot get him this GW, so hatty incoming.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      This is the type of fixture he will blank in then next week score twice at Arsenal

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Haha, he was a bit like that last season.

        Btw, do you think Lucas starts?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 15 hours ago

          As an owner I hope so, but honestly I think he’ll start on the bench

      2. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Do you think Son starts?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 15 hours ago

          I think he will mate, he’s fresh and Poch loves him

      3. Belsunz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        The NLD certainly won't put me off. Always goals in that game.

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      He hasn't got the best of records against Newcastle, but would be surprised if he didn't score at least one.

    5. Lebowski85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      I wouldn't captain him....and that's why I don't have him. I have Son and several mother's who over the season will more than compensate

      1. Bayern Eunuchs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        Lucky mothers

    6. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      (C)ane is able!

    7. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Have a midfield of

      Son Mane Sterling KDB Martial

      To cover Kane. Ha

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        nice mid.

  7. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    I dont think so. You do need to get rid of Guilbert, but AWB has terrible attacking stats, and Martial's arent great either. Id rather Laporte and Lanzini

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      reply fail-meant for N Dog

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Agreed but keep AWB

  8. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    The final part to my WC:

    1. Montoya, Zinchenko, Mané, Cantwell

    or

    2. Trent, Laporte, Lanzini, Mount

    I think I prefer 2. Makes my team more balanced but it means going without a Liverpool attacker. However, they don't have great games + I can easily get one in as I have Kane, Martial, KdB and Sterling. Not sure tho... thoughts?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      2 for me

    2. SoapAFC
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      No liv cover is brave imo

    3. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      1 all day

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      2 but get rid of Alexander Arnold and Liverpool defence for digne or AWB then downgrade Laporte to zinchenko and get rid of mount with the extra money keep lanzini

    5. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Maybe get rid of kdb with extra money for Liverpool attacker

  9. -4 every week
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Adrian
    VVD Digne Laporte AWB
    Mane Sterling (c) Martial son maddison
    Pukki

    G2G??

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Yeah

      1. -4 every week
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Problem is can't find 4.5 strikers that are nailed - so it's maddison or a 7.0 or below striker

    2. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Son is back?

  10. Hairy Potter
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Anyone know if Matip is likely to be first choice to partner VVD in Liverpool's defence?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Should be. As good as Gomez is and will be, Matip has been immense.

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Could rotate with Gomez

    3. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      No one really knows but it’s obvious that he has been far superior defensively than Gomez.

  11. aapoman
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Good to go? Took a hit this gameweek.

    Pope (4.0)
    Robbo Digne Zinchenko Boly (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling (c) KDB Martial (Dendoncker)
    Pukki Jota (Greenwood)

    1. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Gazza2000
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Looking good

  12. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    SOS SOS

    How's this (different) team looking guys

    Pope - 4.0
    Digne - Lundstram - VVD - AWB - Laporte
    Sterling - Martial - Kante - KDB - Cantwell
    Pukki - Kane - Jota/King

    1. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Not in love with no salah or mane. Kante won’t get more than 3 points all season

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        4-3-3 most weeks then rotate Kante and Cantwell when necessary

        1. Ramsays Raw Steak
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          That aside?

    2. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I bilieve that Mane or Salah is a must

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        That aside?

    3. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Needs a Liverpool forward

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        That aside?

        1. aapoman
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Well decent but without a Liverpool forward would be a no go for me

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Is this a WC? If yes then no no no

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        One more no and the differentiator says yes

    5. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Wouldn’t have Kante

  13. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Any Digne update, lads?

    1. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Looks alright

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Cheers

    2. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Only i seen.
      Aug 17: "We hope [it's] nothing really special. He started to feel a bit more tired and [he] gave the sign [for] me to make the change." 23/08/2019
      From premier injuries.
      https://www.premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

      1. korbendallas82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Only one i seen.

    3. In a Rush
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      There’s training pictures from yesterday

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Seen in training should be fine

  14. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    are you guys managing to get in players like Son and Firmino into your WC teams?
    There is also KDB who will probably not go wild this weekend but then city has great fixtures.

    Out of those three players which do you consider must haves?

    1. SoapAFC
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Going for kdb, if you look at who is most likely to get the most points, I think it has to kdb

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        then the question also is who else...

        martial + firmino
        son + barnes + better defence (1.0)

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      None of them is a must have .. KDB if stretched.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      KDB is Son placeholder. Firmino too frustrating to own. He'll score hat trick then blank for 5 weeks

    4. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I really like KDB. He is the best 9.5ish mid to start with. Easy to swap to Son or Pepe if they start firing

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        son will probably fire off this weekend, he has Newcastle and is fresh after suspension... this is a type of decision that can get you in the ranking...
        KDB has a not easy away fixture..

        1. Belsunz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 15 hours ago

          a not easy away fixture? They are playing Bournemouth, who usually concede 3+ goals against top sides.

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      KDB: in crazy form.

    6. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      I have son and kdb

  15. Laserface
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    What changes would you make to this team? No FTs left.

    Pope
    TAA VVD Laporte Digne
    Salah Sterling(c) Martial Cantwell
    Rashford Murray

    Button, Dendo, Greenwood, Rico

    1. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      None

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Got 1.4m in the bank

    3. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Murray Rashford Liverpool defence cantwell

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Out

  16. Gazza2000
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    on WC

    VVD or Laporte ?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      laporte if you dont have a use for 3 other city players

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      VVD if you don't have any other Pool defenders

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Laporte

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Laporte

    5. Gazza2000
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Cheers

  17. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Pope
    Laporte Digne Montoya
    Sterling Martial KdB Lanzini
    Kane Rashford Pukki

    Button Cantwell Lundstram Kelly

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Mount over lanzini for me

    2. Gazza2000
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Would try to get Mane or Salah in

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      No Pool. I have no United

    4. Dynamo Chicken
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      I like it but I'm fond of Mount and Cabellos could you fit them in for Lanzini.

    5. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Good team not keen on Liverpool attack. Montoya and rashford?

  18. Ed
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Pope Button
    VVD Robertson Digne Laporte Rico
    Salah Sterling Pérez Fraser Dendocker
    Jiminez King Greenwood

    2FTs but a lot of dead wood. Not sure what to do but thinking:
    King & Fraser > PUkki & Martial. But need to free up a little bit of money with another transfer

    Any ideas?

    1. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      What you said

  19. Jacky boy
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    It's funny how some people try to convince themselves about son
    -he may not start
    -lamela + moura
    -lo celso
    -no pitch time this season

    F off. You know he is 100% nailed and a great fpl asset. Don't fool yourself

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      It's funny how some people try to convince themselves about son

    2. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I really want this to be true. My WC draft with him in it (instead of Kane) looks so much better.

    3. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Haha yep. I'd say he is probably actually their best and most important player these days

      1. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Agreed

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      overperformed last season and didnt end season well. more expensive than ever

  20. mojoindojo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Kane TC anyone?

    1. Typo
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Never doing that again. Tc Sterling og Salah this season

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Not after last time.

      Strictly Salah or Sterling.

    3. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Ah yes forgot last season's shambles

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Cardiff alert...Cardiff alert

      No thanks. DGW-only for me this year

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Ha ha, good one.

  21. Typo
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Would you say Walker is more nailed then zinchenco?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      No. But not vice versa either

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Yes

    3. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I would not

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      no

    5. Typo
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Dang. Not easy getting someone nailed in that defence

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        ederson

  22. Hog Roast Junkie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    What are people’s thoughts on Salah vs Mane

    A) Salah and 5.5m def such as AWB/Alderweireld/Zin
    or
    B) Mane and Laporte

    1. SoapAFC
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      B)

    2. Skyrocketing
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      A

    3. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      A

    4. But to who Chris Kamara
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      A

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      a not even close

    6. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      THanks, I’ll stick with Salah

    7. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      A

  23. Sarri-ball
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    from gw 4 better combo

    a) Kane/Zaha
    b) rashford/Kdb

    Got sterling and martial already.

    1. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      B

  24. Skyrocketing
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Pick 1?

    Robo and Rico -> awb and matip
    Robo and jota-> vardy and soyncu
    Norwood and Rico - Cantell and Montoya

  25. SoapAFC
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Top priority picks so far:

    Sterling
    KDB
    Salah
    Mane
    Kane
    Auba
    Martial
    you can choose 4, who do you go for and why?

    1. Skyrocketing
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Sterling, salah, KDB, kane

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      unrealistic question

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Go with the midfielders. Better value.

  26. Freaki
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    I have to say that all these people asking all these questions are a bit pointless cause in fantasy anything can happen lol. I just advise to go with your gut it’s not impossible for a player to blank an a 1% owned player to shine!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      lol

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Wrong site for you then..

      1. Freaki
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        I mean I read the scouts articles and stuff and sometimes do the odd transfer the scouts recommend and 10% of the time it pays off lol

        1. Freaki
          25 days, 15 hours ago

          but the scouts got me to join the pukki party straight after the first gw which is lovelyyyyyyy

  27. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Anyone one whether Arsenaø - Spurs derby is normally high scoring or a tight affair?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Awesome, thanks

  28. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 15 hours ago

    Any wildcarder here having no Liverpool defs?

    Was thinking of having Walker, Digne, Maguire until Allison is Back.

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      thats an overadjustment imo. taa better than any 7m mid

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        He is a great option but now that I'm wildcarding it might be time to hop off for a while

    2. The Champ is here
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      I have no Liverpool players at all unfortunately.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 15 hours ago

        Why is that?

        1. The Champ is here
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 15 hours ago

          Because you can't have them all. If I could play mane as a forward I'd definitely take him over kane. But I can't.

    3. Woy of the Wovers
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      Possibly TAA or Rashford in one draft

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      City, United and Everton seem the best source of clean sheets currently. I don't think it's a bad idea

  29. Zygaenid
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 15 hours ago

    Play two of these 3
    Perez (shu)
    Tross (SOU)
    Abraham (nor)
    Cheers

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 15 hours ago

      First 2

  30. Woy of the Wovers
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 15 hours ago

    I'm struggling to find any "lessons learnt" in this article. It only seems to talk about GW2 line ups and I think this is already 3 days old.