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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. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 1 hour ago

    Apart from Lundstram, who is the best 4m defender, Kelly?

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      Hanley

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        This cause he prob will still play a bit longer

        1. Maddamotha
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          When, and who is Kelly likely to lose his place to?

          1. This is the year
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            25 days, 58 mins ago

            Tomkins, sakho maybe cahil.
            I’d say 2/3 more games at a push

          2. @FPLDIARYFPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 57 mins ago

            Cahill??

            1. pablo discobar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              25 days, 53 mins ago

              Cahill is now fit. Expect him to start

          3. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 55 mins ago

            Cahill and prob next week. If they don’t play Cahill and they keep kelly in then they can’t expect to not be relegated

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 45 mins ago

              Kelly is clearly better than Dann imo - Roy certainly has a decision to make though

  2. Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 1 hour ago

    Fraser...... Yes or No ?
    I have C. Wilson.

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      Nah

  3. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 1 hour ago

    GK Pope
    DEF Digne, AWB, Soyuncu, Montoya
    MID Salah, Sterling, KDB, Dendonker
    FWD Kane, Rashford

    Subs Cantell, Lundstram, Wickham

    Alternative is to save 1 mil on Salah and get Walker Pieters or Zinchenko instead of Montoya?

    What's best here? Cheers

    1. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      Salah Rashford and Wickham -> Mane Pukki and Martial?

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        Ruins the defence that I'm afraid. I'd end up with 2 4's and only viable ones are Lundstrum and Hanley. Don't fancy Hanley at all

        1. Catastrophe
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 54 mins ago

          Could downgrade Digne to Zinchenko City got decent fixtures. Then it's basically my team. Pukki looking like irrestible value...

    2. sovietrockettes
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        I would consider using the saved $ from Salah to upgrade Dendonker to Ceballos

    3. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      Fpl says 100.5%

      1. Horlicks esq.
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        Hang on wait. On mane. 100.5% will he rise? Or can I hold for tomorrow?

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          It’s prob more wc so will adjust but it did do it once already (adjust that is) so unsure if he won’t go up tonight

        2. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 58 mins ago

          Risky to leave imo

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 23 mins ago

        If that 0.1 difference will matter, get him in now.

    4. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      A) Montoya, Martial.
      B) Digne, Mount/Trossard

      Currently on A as no Rashford.

      Cheers

    5. chelseabrad
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 1 hour ago

      A) Rashford and Ceballos
      B) Pukki and Ndombele

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        Pukki and Mount

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        A

      3. sovietrockettes
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          a

        • Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 55 mins ago

          A

      4. llmja
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        C.Wilson + Perez to Pukki + Martial -​4

        YES OR NO

        1. Delueze
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          YES

        2. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Yes, can’t believe you left it this late lol

          Not sure if it’s a well done or a shame on you lol

        3. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 53 mins ago

          Yes

      5. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        Will Perez drop tonight?

        1. Delueze
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Highly likely.

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Looks likely. But did last night too. WCs perhaps skewing the figures?

          1. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 1 hour ago

            Thats the thing if they survive 1 drop cause it adjusts I would be surprised if they hold off on another chance

      6. Tmel
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        Pope
        Robbo Laporte Digne TAA (Rico)
        Salah Sterling Perez Trossard (Dendoncker)
        Wilson Jota (Greenwood)

        a) Perez & Wilson > Martial & Pukki
        b) Robbo & Perez > Lundstrom & KDB
        c) Robbo & Wilson > Lundstrom & Kane
        d) WC to get in Kane, KDB, Martial, Mane, Pukki etc.

      7. Kun still the man!
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        A) Kane and Firmino or
        B) Salah and Son
        on a WC?

        1. Beavis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Of those, B I reckon.

      8. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        On WC, who would you pick?
        A: Adrian
        B: Pope

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          B. Good for the season.

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          B

        3. Typo
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          B

        4. ...al - Leave your comments…
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          B ofc

        5. Gazza2000
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Pope

        6. Kun still the man!
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Pope if you don't have a 2nd option, both even better

        7. Delueze
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          B: Pope. Burnley's fixtures improve in a couple of gameweeks while you'll have to get rid of Adrian when Allison returns.

        8. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 56 mins ago

          I’m going to say Adrián, then swap for Pope once Allison is back

        9. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 54 mins ago

          B

        10. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 52 mins ago

          B
          Burnley to be hard to beat this season, and plum fixtures from GW6

        11. Shearer & Sutton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 51 mins ago

          B

      9. Misteak
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 1 hour ago

        Perez + Robertson > KdB + AWB ?

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Yeah

        2. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 59 mins ago

          Wow, you can afford that?

          Yeah could be good tbh. I’m hanging onto Perez though might not if I could do that move!

        3. sovietrockettes
            25 days, 58 mins ago

            defo

        4. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Dang, looking like a double drop on Perez+Sigurdsson for me tonight.

          Ouch. Pls make up for it this weekend boys.

        5. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 1 hour ago

          Yeah Perez dropping isn't happening on my watch, I'm not losing any team value gwk3 sod that, Mount your in.

          1. sovietrockettes
              25 days, 57 mins ago

              I'm tempted to follow your lead......

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 55 mins ago

                Let's do this.

                1. sovietrockettes
                    25 days, 54 mins ago

                    I will do it for free next week (when I know Mount is nailed)

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      25 days, 51 mins ago

                      Yeah I just need to keep an eye on the prices , one Perez drop still leaves me 0.3m itb after getting Mount, but if King or Pukki price before deadline I'm priced out. Really hate losing value now.

                      1. sovietrockettes
                          25 days, 50 mins ago

                          Sounds like you have loads of breathing room.

                          1. Dynamic Duos
                            • 6 Years
                            25 days, 48 mins ago

                            Yeah tbf I do and there is always the fall back of Ceballos like you said earlier, but really like Mount. Do you think King will drop or another Pukki rise?

              2. In a Rush
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 1 hour ago

                All present and correct?

                Heaton
                Awb Montoya Digne
                Sterling(v)Ceballos martial Salah
                Kean Kane(c)Pukki

                McGovern Dendoncker lundstram lowton

                Just wavering on the captain between the 2!

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 1 hour ago

                  Kean??? Confused face.

                  1. In a Rush
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                    Yes had from gw1 hoping he starts soon,It’s not a wild card but have taken a -8!

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      25 days, 59 mins ago

                      Wow your team must have been rough

                      1. In a Rush
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 57 mins ago

                        I was a bit ruthless it may backfire!
                        But I’m hopeful in the long run it won’t.

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 6 Years
                          25 days, 56 mins ago

                          Good luck mate.

                          1. In a Rush
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 55 mins ago

                            Cheers and yourself

                    2. I am Cantona
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 53 mins ago

                      Yeah, I had him since the start and really wanted to hold out as I think he'll be amazing once playing...impatience got the better of me and changed to Pukki...am fearing that I may be having to try and get Kean back in in a week or two!

                      1. In a Rush
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 41 mins ago

                        Yes he was a punt from the start it could still go either way.

                2. thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 1 hour ago

                  Going for a Kean punt?

                  1. In a Rush
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 59 mins ago

                    I think he’ll score in a cameo soon if he doesn’t start and earn his spot.

                3. sovietrockettes
                    25 days, 53 mins ago

                    I really like this team

                  • Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    25 days, 51 mins ago

                    Kane for sure.

                    1. In a Rush
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 40 mins ago

                      Cheers all

                4. SMOOTH
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  25 days, 1 hour ago

                  A. Barnes Coleman
                  B. Martial Diop

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                    B

                  2. cravencottage
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    25 days, 53 mins ago

                    A by a wide margin

                5. battystutor
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 1 hour ago

                  A. Martial + Moura
                  B. KDB + Ceballos

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                    B

                  2. sovietrockettes
                      25 days, 1 hour ago

                      B

                    • battystutor
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 57 mins ago

                      Thought so. Thanks all!

                  3. Ohh1454
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                    Thoughts on Perez > lanzini ?

                    1. cravencottage
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      25 days, 53 mins ago

                      Absolutely

                    2. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 53 mins ago

                      Why Lanzini?

                  4. Bad Kompany
                    • 1 Year
                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                    How often do you expect TAA to be rotated? Is he a better pick than Robertson even with rotation because he is more dangerous going forward and on corners?

                    1. Longlatini
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 54 mins ago

                      If he is to be rotated it will come in tougher away games I would say

                      1. Bad Kompany
                        • 1 Year
                        25 days, 53 mins ago

                        Cheers!

                      2. Longlatini
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 53 mins ago

                        I’m going to say I’m going to say a lot so time for bed!

                  5. blind faith
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 1 hour ago

                    A) Kane and 0ITB
                    or
                    B) Rashford and 2.4 to spend elsewhere

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      25 days, 59 mins ago

                      A

                  6. unitednations
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 59 mins ago

                    Guys, any info whether Perez starts this gw?

                    Keen to do Perez > lanzini (-4)

                    1. sovietrockettes
                        25 days, 56 mins ago

                        why are people suddenly going nuts about lanzini?

                        1. cravencottage
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 52 mins ago

                          I have had him from the start. he was MOTM last week and fixtures are nice

                    2. child of God
                      • 1 Year
                      25 days, 59 mins ago

                      Any chance pukki rises again before deadline?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 10 Years
                        25 days, 51 mins ago

                        Very unlikely. Rise after deadline though.

                    3. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 56 mins ago

                      Still don’t know who I’d want as my Perez replacement (yet to be convinced by the popular picks on here like amount, Trossard, Lanzini) - though I’m leaning towards McGinn - so might just ride the drop and keep him one more week, rolling the FT and make bigger moves next week... thoughts?

                      Pope // Button
                      TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko // Rico
                      Salah Sterling(c) Sigurdsson Pérez // Dendoncker
                      Pukki Jota // Greenwood

                      1.3 ITB 1FT

                      1. Toblerone52
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        25 days, 51 mins ago

                        Martial?

                      2. In a Rush
                        • 2 Years
                        25 days, 51 mins ago

                        I moved him on for Ceballos to part fund Wilson to Kane, I reckon given a chance he’ll prove great value.

                      3. Pompel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        25 days, 49 mins ago

                        Mount or McGinn

                    4. Athletic Nasherbo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 56 mins ago

                      Which option on wildcard?

                      A) Digne, Kelly
                      B) Mina, Montoya

                      Defence: AWB, Soyuncu, Lundstram

                      Have Ryan GK but may change to Pope.

                      1. Catastrophe
                        • 8 Years
                        25 days, 53 mins ago

                        B with Zinchenko?

                        1. Athletic Nasherbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 51 mins ago

                          Yeah could do. Getting twitchy about Zinchenko with a Mendy returning and Cancelo lurking.

                          Definitely one I’m considering.

                          Thanks

                          1. Catastrophe
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 50 mins ago

                            Fair point. I think he will be good for long enough and can then be swapped out for Mina/Coleman. Fancy Everton defensive form to drop and city to go on a strong run. Could be wrong though!

                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              25 days, 45 mins ago

                              I agree in regards to City- got the fixtures to do it.

                              Perhaps I’m just trying to cover Digne owners with Mina which isn’t ideal!

                      2. Toblerone52
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        25 days, 52 mins ago

                        Weak defence imo hope the rest of your team makes up for it!

                        1. Athletic Nasherbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 51 mins ago

                          Salah Sterling KdB Martial Mount
                          Rashford Pukki

                          That any better? 😉

                          1. Toblerone52
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            25 days, 50 mins ago

                            Okay those guys are pretty good...

                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              25 days, 46 mins ago

                              Yeah couldn’t decide between Martial/Rashford so went with both for now.

                              Easy way to upgrade defence if it becomes an issue!

                          2. sovietrockettes
                              25 days, 47 mins ago

                              B with Coleman

                            • sovietrockettes
                                25 days, 46 mins ago

                                I think that just may be the full house

                              • Yank Revolution
                                • 7 Years
                                25 days, 20 mins ago

                                Quite good

                        2. vk9
                          • 3 Years
                          25 days, 54 mins ago

                          Guys,
                          (A) Mane + barnes or
                          (B)Son + firmino!

                          1. Catastrophe
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 54 mins ago

                            A

                            1. vk9
                              • 3 Years
                              25 days, 42 mins ago

                              cheers

                        3. Catastrophe
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 54 mins ago

                          A) Montoya, Martial
                          B) Digne, Mount/Trossard

                          Currently on A as no Rashford.

                          Cheers!

                          1. Athletic Nasherbo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 52 mins ago

                            Both fantastic options as can swing either way!

                            A if no Martial.

                            1. Athletic Nasherbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              25 days, 52 mins ago

                              *Rashford

                            2. Catastrophe
                              • 8 Years
                              25 days, 52 mins ago

                              Cheers 🙂

                        4. Toblerone52
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          25 days, 52 mins ago

                          Ozil dropping tonight... get in my squad!

                          1. cravencottage
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 51 mins ago

                            Careful- talent is beyond dispute, but his attitude is not. Perhaps wait and see?

                            1. In a Rush
                              • 2 Years
                              25 days, 49 mins ago

                              Definitely wait and see on that ffs

                          2. Yank Revolution
                            • 7 Years
                            25 days, 19 mins ago

                            Targeted by gangsters = no thank you!

                        5. dandydonadam92
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 51 mins ago

                          2FT & 0 ITB What would you do ?

                          Pope/Heaton
                          VVD,KWP, Digne,Lund & Montoya
                          Salah,Sterling,Martial,Perez,Dend
                          Vardy,King,Deulofeu

                          Perez,Deul,Vardy -> Mount,Greenwood & Kane (-4)

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 10 Years
                            25 days, 50 mins ago

                            Pretty decent.

                          2. Toblerone52
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            25 days, 49 mins ago

                            Those look good moves... captain kane?

                          3. danlynch13
                            • 4 Years
                            25 days, 44 mins ago

                            Keep Vardy

                          4. In a Rush
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 44 mins ago

                            Perez, Vardy ➡️ Cantwell Kane
                            Or
                            Perez king ➡️ Ceballos/trossard Pukki

                        6. Tsssst
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 50 mins ago

                          Any thoughts on this side?

                          Heaton
                          TAA Robertson Laporte Walker
                          Ceballos Martial Mane KDB
                          Kane Pukki

                          Button Lundstram Cantwell Greenwood

                          1. SMOOTH
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            25 days, 47 mins ago

                            wheres sterling. hes most peoples captain for the majority of the coming weeks

                        7. Green Jumper
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          25 days, 49 mins ago

                          Wildcard for me tonight I think:
                          Gunn > Pope
                          Zouma > Boly (not 100% sure on this one)
                          Lascelles > Dunk
                          Romeu > Dendoncker
                          Sigurdsson > Salah (have to have Salah really)
                          Kane > Barnes (unfortunately Kane is the Salah sacrifice)

                          I might keep Zouma for another week in the hope Rudiger isn't back or Christensen makes way instead.

                          1. Squib
                            • 1 Year
                            25 days, 47 mins ago

                            Don't ditch Kane before Newcastle mate

                          2. Pompel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            25 days, 47 mins ago

                            Woiuldn't lose Kane this GW. Could you hold off WC and do only one of those on FT?

                            1. Jammydodger2018
                              • 1 Year
                              25 days, 46 mins ago

                              I ditched Salah for Kane although I do have Mane

                              1. Pompel
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                25 days, 40 mins ago

                                Mane can cover Salah I think

                            2. Green Jumper
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              25 days, 40 mins ago

                              Already done Perez > Mount and Fraser > Martial this week!

                              Had the same thought about Kane against Newcastle in particular.

                              I have 0.3 ITB so might sit on my transfer list until I've seen Spurs on Sunday.

                          3. thepeen555
                            • 3 Years
                            25 days, 46 mins ago

                            I don’t like Kane but if you got him already don’t lose him Incase he has a good game

                            1. Dynamic Duos
                              • 6 Years
                              25 days, 44 mins ago

                              You don't like Kane ? You don't like points and goal scorers?

                              1. thepeen555
                                • 3 Years
                                25 days, 37 mins ago

                                Lol just not a fan of him playing deeper etc. Will be going spurs midfielder