Team News

The latest FPL injury updates and team news

There is an earlier-than-usual Gameweek deadline of 19:00 BST on Friday this week, so with that in mind we are again bringing you up to speed on everything we know so far on the team news and injury front.

There were ten Premier League manager press conferences that took place on Thursday, with the remaining pressers to follow tomorrow.

The headline news from today was Marco Silva’s revelation that Lucas Digne (hamstring) is “available” for Everton’s Gameweek 3 curtain-raiser against Aston Villa.

The Everton boss said on Thursday:

He will be available to the match. Leighton (Baines) will be also. Just Fabian (Delph) out.

On when Fabian Delph (groin) might be back, Silva added:

It’s possible next week. He’s already started with the team, not full session. Will be a possibility for him to play a full match or during the two matches we have to play next week.

Asked if any of his new signings would feature on Friday,

Djibril [Sidibe] did all pre-season with his former club. Ready to play if I decide. Of course, now it’s just a matter of him understanding our ideas and philosophy.

[Alex Iwobi] started really late, just now his second week working with the team. Didn’t do the pre-season. If we need him during the game, he is able to help us. Of course, not [lasting] the 90 minutes.

[Moise Kean] is trying to settle as fast as he can. Working with him, not just on the pitch but outside the pitch, for him to understand what I want from a player in that position. If he will start or not, that’s for me to decide tomorrow.

Villa will welcome back reserve centre-half Kortney Hause (ankle) for this match, with Dean Smith saying:

Kortney Hause is back. I think there’s only James Chester that’s missing and not been on the training ground. Jonathan Kodjia is jogging now but this game will be too early for him.

Smith was also asked about his raft of new signings and replied:

Some of them have got in earlier than others, some are waiting their turn. You have to earn the right to play. You’ve got to prove that you’re better than the players who have already got the shirt.

John McGinn was namechecked by the Villa boss when asked about his side’s goal threat, with Smith saying:

I think our most likely goalscorer at the moment is John McGinn, he’s made some really deep runs into the opposition half.

Unai Emery teased the prospect of a start for Nicolas Pepe against Liverpool, saying:

The most important thing is, like a person, to help him and his family to feel comfortable here. He is now three weeks working here with us. He didn’t do with us the pre-season but he’s progressively feeling better.

Fifteen minutes in Newcastle, 45 minutes against Burnley. I think he is progressively getting better performances and feeling better. I think for Saturday, he is ready also, maybe, to have more minutes. I am going to decide tomorrow.

Mesut Ozil (illness/personal) and Granit Xhaka (leg/back) are back in full training but Emery said he would make a late call on the pair’s involvement at Anfield:

Tomorrow is the last training and we are going to decide tomorrow. Today they trained, but really, I need tomorrow to have the last training, to be really sure how we can be better there.

Ben Chilwell (hip) looks set to miss out for Leicester City this weekend, with Brendan Rodgers providing the following update:

Ben has had an injection last week. He’ll join in the training. We’ll see how he is for the weekend, but more than likely going to be ready for next week.

Rodgers was asked about Ayoze Perez‘s role on the right flank and replied:

He’s played there a lot at Newcastle. He can play from outside, he can play inside, his instinct is to be in the box. With players, whether they’re central or wide, they always end up in there.

Chris Wilder had mixed news on the injury front at Sheffield United, saying:

We’ve got a doubt about John Fleck for the weekend but Callum Robinson has trained this week so he’ll be OK. We’ll give John as much time as possible.

Luke [Freeman] plays a number of positions, Ben Osborn plays a number of positions, Basham does, Lundstram does. That gives us the ability to cover injuries, suspensions and loss of form.

Roy Hodgson confirmed that James Tomkins (groin) and Mamadou Sakho (match fitness) remain out but could hand a debut to Gary Cahill, saying:

Any place is a good place to give an experienced and good player like Gary Cahill his debut but at the moment I haven’t fully decided what our team line-up should be.

Manuel Pellegrini reported a clean bill of health other than Winston Reid (knee/match fitness), meaning that Mark Noble (dead leg), Felipe Anderson (thigh) and Sebastien Haller (knock) are all fit and available for the trip to Watford.

The Hornets have been dealt a blow with Javi Gracia revealing that captain Troy Deeney will be out for an extended period after undergoing knee surgery.

Gracia said:

We have a problem with Troy. He had surgery this morning with a problem with his knee. I think he will be about at least two months. We’ll see his evolution.

Roberto Pereyra (thigh) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (ankle) are also doubts, with the Watford head coach adding:

They are not training and we’ll see if in the next days some of them can be available or not. But in this moment they are doubtful.

Asked if Ismaila Sarr and Danny Welbeck could feature, Gracia said:

Now both are training with the team. They are not in the best condition but most important in this moment is that they can help us. I’m sure they cannot play all the minutes, but they can help us in the next performance.

I think Sarr is a player who in this moment needs more training but from the first training session, you can see his qualities. I think he’s a good winger, sharp. I’m sure he will give us a good option. It will depend on the squad, the other players, but from now I think he can help us.

[Welbeck] needs more time to train and to recover his best condition but we’ll see [if he plays]. There are many circumstances can modify my opinion if he is better to start this game or the next one.

Ralph Hasenhuttl and Graham Potter reported no new fitness concerns ahead of Southampton’s trip to Brighton.

Asked about Leandro Trossard’s debut performance in Gameweek 2, the Brighton boss said:

He was a little bit unlucky not to start against Watford, Jurgen’s a bit unlucky not to start against West Ham. Both have done really well. You can see his (Trossard’s) quality in terms of how he linked the game.


You can view a video round-up or listen to the podcast summary of today’s pressers below, while the Team News tab will be updated over the coming 24 hours ahead of Friday’s deadline.

A further article will follow tomorrow afternoon rounding up the details of Friday’s press conferences.


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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Callum Robinson is droping in price tonight, tempted to sell him for Trossard to save value (already absorbed Haller's drop).

    Yay or nay ?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      I would if no hit required. I was thinking exact same as surprised by drop but would mean a - 4 and may wait on Trossard... Plus, he's a blade and I'll be cheering him on come Sat 🙂

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Do you think he has any hope of being a viable FPL prospect?

        He looked decent enough first game but last game was bad.

        He should still start this week? I’m going to have to take the drop on him

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Wasn't bad last weekend just didn't have many shots. Looked lively and the goal could've easily fell to him. I think he'll be a goal in every 3 so maybe not best fpl wise

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 17 days ago

            That makes me want to keep him 😉

          2. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 17 days ago

            So you are saying this is his week then 🙂

            I really would like to keep him

            What are your thoughts on this weekends game? I need to play 2 of: Lundstram, Robinson, Soyuncu and King so it’s a key game for me!

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 17 days ago

              I think it'll be really interesting. Not played a team like leicester for ages. Closest thing was probs Fulham 2 years ago and we lost 4-3 I think. I want to say high scoring but could easy be a 1-0/2-1 to whoever bags their changes. Big games for both gks though

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      FT yes.

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on next week's bandwagon? I'm going for Maupay, Trossard, Lanzini and Son

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Perez

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        This would be hilarious if true

      2. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Won't happen

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Top choices. I'd hesitate bringing in Maupay though.

    3. Markus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Adams

      1. Markus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        And emerson

    4. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Trossard I think is going to be awesome.

      I also think Ceballos could be in a few weeks

    5. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Son

    6. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Aguero

    7. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Vardy + Firmino.

    8. Kante FC
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Jota

    9. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Wesley.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Fingers crossed. not many own him but if he gets a brace the fixtures will get a lot of bys

    10. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Son and Kane

  3. Art Vandelay
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Evening all

    What are folks doing if they have two Liverpool defenders this week. Bench one or play both?

    Thoughts on this selection dilemma please.

    Bench one of... VDV TAA Montoya Adams

    I am currently hedging my bets and benching VDV

    Cheers

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Play them both

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      I'd bench Adams and play both Liverpool defenders.

      1. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers. Montoya vs Adams is tricky. They play each other too so could be a big swing.

    3. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers both.

    4. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Would play both. Arsenal will continue to struggle defensively away from home - Newcastle were just covering up the cracks in some ways. All 3 of the main Liverpool defenders can get attacking returns too. No brainer to start both IMO. (Arsenal fan too ^_^)

      1. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers.

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    10 months, 17 days ago

    If you are doing WC then pick players who are nailed? Surely?

    1. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Correct

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Siggy about to drop tonight ..a shame..

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      So many decent players are dropping tonight - going to be some big differences in team values

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Players dropping in value, especially assets = more difficult to replace.

      Vardy and Perez out best moves I have made to be honest.

      I can get them again if the start firing in GW's to come.

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Good news is that he's approaching sub 10% ownership.

      #Coping 🙁

  6. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Which is the best Spurs defender to get? I fancy them to get more points than Utd over the next 6 or so games.

    1. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      KWP

      Or else bring in Sanchez/Alderweireld if you can afford them.

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        I can, not sure what is going on with Vertonghan though.

    2. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Alderweireld

  7. Cricket_Badger
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Would you do Wilson --> Barnes if it meant you could do Barkley --> Martial with 2FT?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Definitely

      Even better if You have enough to change Barnes to Pukki

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Unfortunately I can only afford Wilson + Barkley --> Martial + Barnes with my funds.

        1. Hog Roast Junkie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Barnes still a good choice

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Yes 100%

  8. DarkSideOfTheLoon
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Bench one:

    1) Lundstram
    2) Dendoncker
    3) Robertson

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Dendoncker.

    2. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Den

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      As if you are actually considering benching Robbo.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Why on earth ask this question when Robertson at 7m?

      Why have him if you want to bench him?

    5. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      1

    6. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Play Robertson. I'd bench Dendoncker, although I do fancy Leicester to score.

  9. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Emery has an interesting tactical decision re Aubameyang this GW.

    Last season, in the equivalent fixture, Auba was anonymous:
    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11594599/pierre-emerick-aubameyangs-astonishing-stats-in-arsenals-loss-to-liverpool

    Interestingly Lacazette did not start in that 5-1 defeat, coming on as a late sub for Auba.

    So what does Emery do this time? Does he start Auba and Laca knowing that it leaves them susceptible defensively? Does he gamble that Auba can damage TAA down Arsenal's left with his pace in behind? Or does he drop Auba to tighten up defensively?

    1. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Arsenal's fullbacks will be troubled big time regardless of who plays in front of them.

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      and does Klopp play Gomez over TAA to deal with Auba or does he stick with TAA to push Auba back up the flank with defensive responsibilities?

      This is why we love the game 🙂

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Salah going to make mince meat of Monreal.

    4. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Salah bagging a brace this weekend.

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        You better believe it my friend...……..

  10. Aaaatsu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Okey, FFS community, I need your help.
    Last weekend I rage-pressed the WC button..

    I regret it, but now I face this dilemma that keeps me up at night, I just cannot sleep, so I need you to make this decision for me.

    Current team:
    Ryan / Button
    AWB, Kelly, TAA, Zinchenko, Lundstrom
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Mount
    King, Pukki, Wickham

    I am nervous about not having Digne,
    and Zinchenko rotation.

    1: Would you downgrade Salah to Mane, and replace Zinchenko or AWB to Digne?
    2: Downgrade Mount to Dendoncker, and replace Zinchenko or AWB to Digne?
    3: Stay with current team? (Loving that midfield)
    4: Something else?

    I'll let you decide, because, I cant.

    1. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Relax mate. Sleep well and don't worry much about FPL.
      That's the way you climb up ranks in FPL.
      I will save the transfer. Team looks great.
      Don't let FPL influence your life. Its just a game.

      1. Aaaatsu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks.. But, I am on wildcard, cant relax then.. Too many choices 😛

      2. TheNecromancer
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        +1 on this.
        FPL is, for most of us, a fun diversion and an opportunity to talk smack to our friends and competitors.

        1. TheNecromancer
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Save your sleepless nights for something important, like planning your next session out with friends...

    2. Hog Roast Junkie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Could do TAA and Zin to VVD and Digne

      Not sure it is an upgrade but it does give you Digne l8ke you want and gives you two nailed players which is the rule when wildcarding

      1. Aaaatsu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks, didnt think of that.
        That would be a wise move. Tho it would hurt when TAA gets those assists.
        However, TAA might also be subject to rotation, no ?

  11. LangerznMash
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Marco Silva's press conference doesn't fill me with confidence that Digne will start. I think it's 50/50 that Baines gets the nod.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Why? What did he say?

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        just said Baines is also fit. No indication that Digne would be dropped from what i have heard/read

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Well you can’t sell Digne if he is only out for a week so no need to worry - just whatever happens happens

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        This. Still good fixtures to come and a full week off too.

      2. LangerznMash
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        I'm not selling him but not happy with the likeliness of Stephens being forced off my bench.

    3. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Pls stop trolling

  12. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Jonty (Joe) often refers to his approach as old school on the scoutcast; "i like my strikers to score goals, my midfielders to get assists, and my defenders to keep clean sheets"

    Is the new school approach; "Defenders who get attacking returns, midfielders who score lots of goals, and strikers who are cheap enough to afford with whats left the budget"

    Discuss.

    1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      That was a dumb statement. I don't think even he meant it.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        controversial 😆

        I think a few years back, that really was the foundation of a good FPL team. There weren't so many false 9's or rampaging fullbacks so the classic defender/midfielder/striker distinctions were far more prominent but i get your point, its much less relevant in todays game

        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Benny Assou-Ekotto
          Baines
          That Chelski lad.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 17 days ago

            Ivanovic?

            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 17 days ago

              Him too. No, another fellow, dammit! Senior moment ... 😐

              1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 17 days ago

                José Bosingwa!!! Got me a shedload of points, at a ridiculous price, one Season.

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 17 days ago

                  😆

              2. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 17 days ago

                Alonso i think his name was, played lb for Chelsea.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Defenders - he still right. Their points are based on a bed rock of clean sheets (they won’t get Baps without them). The attacking returns are just the icing on the cake

      Midfielders - we school. It’s al about goals for midfielders now. BUt that isn’t primarily because there are so many FPL ‘midfielders’ nowadays who are actually playing as strikers

      Forwards - depends on value

  13. Saosin
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Pope Button

    Digne TAA Dijk Zinchenko Lundstram

    Salah KDB Pérez Moura Dendocker

    Wilson Vardy Long

    2FT. 0 in the bank. Advice much appreciated!

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Wilson and Moura out

      1. Dr. Conundrum Caveat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Moura nice differential and likely to play vs Newcastle.

    2. karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      I'd work on transferring Perez out in order to avoid a price drop. Trossard, Lamela, Lanzini, Maddison, Mount as other options you can consider who fall in a similar price bracket.

  14. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Pope, McGovern
    Digne, AWB, Zinc, Lund, Kelly
    Sterling, KDB, Ceballos, Mane, XXX
    Kane, Wickham, XXX

    A) Martial & Greenwood - (0 ITB)
    B) Cantwell & Pukki - (0.9 ITB)
    C) Lund, Zinc, KDB, XXX, XXX > Laporte, Ota/5.9* Martial, Cantwell, Pukki
    D) Other option?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      B

  15. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Start King(MCI) or Montoya(SOT)?

    1. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Montoya.

    2. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Montoya

  16. Dunk mee jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Gtg

    Fabianski
    Zinchenko, kwp, zouma, robertson
    Salah, sterling(c), Lanzini, perez
    King, Aubameyang(vc)

    Bench, button Lundstram, Dendoncker, greenwood

  17. Knallie
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    A) Coleman + 6.5 forward (who?)
    B) Digne + 6.0 forward (who?)

    The foward would be rotating with Cantwell and Lundstram

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      A with Jota, rather have Digne though but not any good forward options for 6 and below

  18. Hog Roast Junkie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Best def for 5.5m. I already have AWB

    A) Zin
    B) KWP/Alderweireld
    C) Boly and keep 0.5m
    D) other?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Coleman or Mina.

  19. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    A) Son + Kelly + Mina + Walker/Digne
    B) Mane + Pieters + Soyunchu + Dunk

    Both systems play 3 defenders with AWB + Lund also there..

  20. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 17 days ago

    How’s this?
    1.0ITB, 1FT
    Foster/4.0
    Robbo Digne AWB
    Salah Siggy Martial Perez Dendoncker
    Kane King
    (VVD Lundstram Greenwood)

    (A) hold
    (B) King to Pukki/Jota
    (C) VVD to Laporte/Zinc and bench Donk
    (D) b and c (-4)
    (E) something else?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      B with Pukki and play VVD over DenDoncker .. please...

      1. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks Gaz

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Now is not the time to worry about bench especially if you have played your WC.

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      B

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      This is the opposite of a true statement

    3. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Squeaky bench time

  22. Mcbazburger
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Triple captain Kane this week?

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Thought about it but not quite sure of his form. Also wondered if he might come off early for Son if they are two or three up. Decided I might save for a potential double game week, but not had much success with that in the past.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Unless you think he will better Pukki hattrick vs Newcastle.

  23. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Walker or Zinchenko?

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Zinch

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Walker

    3. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Walker

  24. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    The million pound question.... Who to play???
    A- Montoya
    Or
    B- Lundstram

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      I will only answer if you wire transfer the funds

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Haha send me the account number and sort code and I will wire the monies directly!!

  25. KDB4PREZ
    10 months, 17 days ago

    How many point hits would you take before hitting the WC button?
    Can get team I really want for -12 or -8 in 2 weeks. First time player and not sure how many hits ppl take per year roughly? Any ideas would be great thanks

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      8 definitely is not a wildcard

      12 starts to be a question

    2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      after the weekend the team you want will have changed

    3. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      I think 5+ changes in the squad warrants a WC. But if you can get the squad you want with a -8 I’d do that.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah strongly considering the -8, gets me sterling which feels essential as I only have one city player (KDB)
        I really like my team just need sterling lol

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      The problem is, if you were to take that level of hit, you should have done it straight away on Saturday, to catch the price rises as well.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah that’s a problem for sure,
        I’m in cash ML and sitting nice but everyone above me has sterling and I don’t lol

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        10 months, 17 days ago

        This. -8 hit is something you need to think carefully about with WC's shipping out Vardy an Perez, Haller.

        Who would you rather have, KDB rising in price or Vardy falling?

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      If you want to replsce only 2 players, mabey even 3 then save WC.

      1. KDB4PREZ
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers guys appreciate the feedback.

  26. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Not sure whether to WC
    Current after using 2ft and a hit
    Pope
    Robbo* WanB* KWP Coleman
    Sterling Salah martial moura*
    Pukki vardy*

    To

    Pope
    Virgil* walker* kwp Coleman
    Sterling Salah martial trossard
    Pukki Kane*

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      You don’t need to WC that

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks bud. Just needed to confirm

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 17 days ago

          Tbh I don’t need to WC mine either but I can see the temptation. Your team can still do well as is if readers after the IB.

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 17 days ago

            It’s the scaremongering regarding fear of missing out of price rises. It makes sense and is somewhat important but taints the game. Kills me

  27. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    I cannot remember a season with such a lack of decent premium options up front .even aguero is not great this year because of limited time play . I'm sticking with Kane but will definitely drop if he blanks against Newcastle. Rashford might be a good option if he keeps on getting returns but even he is outcast by martial . I would just hate having the likes of pukki as the most expensive forward.

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      What are you talking about, it's the same options as the last 3 or 4 seasons.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Chelsea usually have a premium striker . So have man u.

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        despite the fact they were utter shyte, Chelsea and United would normally have a hat in the expensive forward ring.

        Lukaku and Morata/higuain were there last year for consideraion - yes, they flattered to deceive but most of us either fell for them or came close to it at some stage.

        The rise of Sterling and Aguags' decline in appeal mean that there are only 2 big money forwards worth considering, and maybe 2 or 3 others at mid price (for the position) that you would take seriously... i'm thinking Vardy and Firmino... maaaaybe the Rash/Wilson.

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Kane, Auba and Aguero will all be up there near the top for points come the season end.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 17 days ago

        On a points/GBP basis? Doubtful.

    3. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      I think I'll switch to a lone striker formation soon

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      FPL also needs to tweak the pointing system for forwards to make premiums worthwhile. Doesn't make much sense at the moment.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      10 months, 17 days ago

      Budget forwards the way to go!

  28. El Puqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on Haller & Anderson? Would you punt on one of them if you were on a wildcard? Amazing fixtures in attacking perspective... Any thoughts appericiated 😉

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      3 fantastic fixtures. I'm tempted by Lanzini but want to see Haller a little more.

      1. El Puqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers, so Lanz over Fanderson I guess?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          10 months, 17 days ago

          I would pick Trossard over any Westham player at this point.

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 17 days ago

    Is there any chance Kane rises tonight?

    1. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 17 days ago

      No

  30. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 17 days ago

    A Walker, Mane, Jota

    B Montoya, Salah, Barnes

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 17 days ago

      A