Scout Notes

Klopp downplays Mane tantrum as Liverpool end clean sheet drought

Liverpool made it 13 league wins in a row and kept their first clean sheet of the season at Turf Moor on Saturday evening.

We reflect on their latest success and any Fantasy lessons learned in our Scout Notes article below.

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Chris Wood (£6.3m) own-goal, Sadio Mane (£11.5m), Roberto Firmino (£9.5m)
  • Assists: Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m), Firmino, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m)
  • Bonus: Firmino – 3, Alexander-Arnold – 2, Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) – 1

After the much-documented defensive struggles of August, all was well with the world again as Liverpool kept a fairly routine clean sheet and broke their shut-out duck for 2019/20.

This was about as textbook a Liverpool result as possible, with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning to nil and all three of the Reds’ frontline delivering attacking returns for their owners.

Sadio Mane (£11.5m) didn’t cut a contented figure, however, with his 84th-minute substitution provoking an angry response from the Senegalese winger – apparently not at the substitution itself but at Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.5m) selfishness in a promising breakaway move that petered out moments before his withdrawal.

Jurgen Klopp admitted the Egyptian was the root cause of the tantrum but downplayed suggestions of a rift between the pair, saying:

He was upset, that was obvious. You cannot hide his emotions like that.

But all sorted. We spoke about it, everything is fine. We are individuals, we are emotional. It was a situation in a game obviously, what else could happen? It’s not a phone call. It was a situation in the game he wasn’t happy about and then that’s completely fine. Would he do it exactly the same manner again? Probably not, but it happens.

Nothing happened, he didn’t say any wrong words, it just looked a little bit different to how he looks usually. Of course, I can understand that it’s a little story. Thank God we are now away for a week, so if you write something about it, we will not read it anyway. And after a week, nobody can remember anymore, so it’s a really cool moment to do it.

But it is all good really, all fine.

Salah’s occasional greediness when on the ball is nothing new and we have seen the Egypt international dispossessed or shoot wildly from impossible positions on enough occasions over the past two seasons to not be too surprised by his myopia in Gameweek 4 – he was tackled on more occasions and had more efforts off target than any other FPL midfielder in 2018/19, often to the detriment of his fortunes on the Bonus Points System.

Salah can, meanwhile, point to the fact that he not only created more chances than Mane last season but also registered four times as many assists.

Aside from this mini-tiff, it was business as usual for the front three.

Mane converted a Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) pass to put the Reds 2-0 up before Firmino himself finished expertly when collecting Salah’s heavy touch to put the game to bed on 79 minutes.

The Egyptian’s owners may have been deflated at the lack of goal for FPL’s priciest asset but on another day he would have found the back of the net: Salah struck the woodwork after just four minutes before bundling the ball wide when advancing on Nick Pope (£4.5m) soon after.

Mane and Salah will, as they did in 2018/19, likely trade goals and points all season but Firmino is keeping pace with them at this early stage of the campaign.

With Fantasy managers restricted to three Liverpool slots, the Brazilian was the fall-guy last season as Mane and the Reds’ defenders offered much better value for money.

The link-up forward who has long been viewed as the least threatening member of Liverpool’s front three, Firmino has actually registered more goal attempts and shots in the box than his two teammates so far this season and it will be interesting to monitor the Brazil international’s underlying stats over the coming weeks to see if his output is being sustained.

For as long as Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) remains fit, owners of Liverpool’s defensive assets will retain hopes that the Reds can go close to matching last season’s clean sheet count of 21.

There is a lot of debate in the Fantasy community as to how much Aymeric Laporte‘s (£6.5m) impending absence could affect Manchester City’s solidity at the back but there is little doubt that, should any misfortune befall van Dijk, any lingering talk of a Liverpool defensive double-up would mostly evaporate.

Van Dijk was superb on Saturday, dominating Chris Wood (£6.3m) in the air and allowing Burnley’s much-vaunted strike partnership few sights of goal.

It wasn’t a completely flawless display and Liverpool’s high defensive line still gives occasional cause for concern, with Wood and substitute Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) wasting excellent chances at either end of the game when breaking beyond van Dijk and the visitors’ backline.

Those were the only two saves that Adrian (£4.6m) had to make, however, and for the most part this defensive performance resembled the dominant displays of last season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.0m) registered his third assist of the campaign but this was one of the more flukier attacking returns imaginable, with the Liverpool right-back’s cross from deep taking a deflection off Wood and looping in over Pope.

Up until Liverpool’s quickfire double in the first half, Burnley had largely held their own against the European champions.

Fantasy managers who own any of the Clarets’ assets can put this 3-0 defeat to the back of their minds as this was perhaps the stiffest test that Dyche’s side will face until December, with Burnley now sitting top of our Season Ticker from Gameweeks 5-14.

There was enough encouragement against the ‘also-rans’ of Southampton and Wolves in Gameweeks 1 and 3 for those of us who are considering a Burnley asset or two over the next three months, with Saturday’s defeat merely a reflection of just how far ahead the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City are from the chasing pack.

Dyche said of the game:

I have got to be honest, I was pretty pleased with the performance overall. I don’t think it ends up a 3-0 game on the actual game.

The first one is unlucky, the second one is a mistake and until then I didn’t think there was a lot in it.

We held our own in so many ways but the details are so important in every game, especially against the top sides.

When the turnovers came in the game they were clinical. My only gripe is that we gave it away too cheaply, too many times.

It’s a strange one because I don’t think Popey has had too much to do, but we stuck at it and tried to ask questions and probe.

Ben Mee (£5.0m) made an uncharacteristic error for Liverpool’s second goal, while four-goal Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) drew a blank for the first time this season.

The in-form striker offered flickers of hope to his ever-growing band of owners, shooting wide from a similar position to which he scored against Wolves and being denied a certain goal by an Alexander-Arnold intervention.

Dyche made his first league line-up change of the season for this match, with Aaron Lennon (£4.9m) replacing the injured Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£6.0m) on the right flank.

The Burnley boss gave an update on Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady (£5.5m) after full-time, saying:

Robbie will get minutes now. He’s not going away with Ireland cos he’s not ready for that. Hopefully he’ll get two 90 minutes in over the break which will bring him somewhat back up to speed.

Johann we’ll to wait and see on with his niggly calf. He’s not made it for the international trip so we don’t know whether he’s going to make it for Brighton in a couple of weeks.

Steven Defour (£5.5m) has now left the club by mutual consent, meanwhile.

For Liverpool, Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) hit the deck late in the game and was withdrawn soon after but the Reds’ skipper downplayed any injury concerns after full-time.

Henderson said:

I was alright. I was fine, I don’t know, maybe the gaffer thought I was hobbling about a bit. But no, it’s fine.

Members Analysis


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

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson (Oxlade-Chamberlain 70′), Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino (Shaqiri 84′), Mane (Origi 84′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 4

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  1. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 16 hours ago

    Early thoughts on this team? Tired of getting red arrows, need some inspiration.

    Pope Button
    TAA AWB* Mina* Lundstram Kelly
    Sterling Mane Kdb Martial* Cantwell
    Haller Pukki Greenwood

    1ft, 1.8 itb

    Thoughts appreciated

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      ManU have to go

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Both? Take a hit and get Son?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          could work

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Thanks

    2. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Sell AWB & Martial for starters. United’s inconsistency is a huge negative

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Who would you get?

        1. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          City defence & midfield.

          Otamendi & David Silva maybe?

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Have double city already unfortunately

        2. Lord Tachanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          VVD & Mount

    3. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      I understand your frustration but wait for Martial news first.

      AWB and Martial to Ota and DSilva maybe? Expecting DSilva to start next 2.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Have 1.8 itb as well so Son is possible
        AWB, Martial > Matip, Son

        What do you think?

        1. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          I like Son. But Otamendi over Matip as you have TAA

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Cheers, yeah definitely considering this. Will have to move fast as Martial will drop soon

        2. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Yes why not? Son should score very well now.

          I like DSilva next 2: nor, WAT. Slight concern is nailedness but he has no International involvement so will be fit.

          1. The 5% Team
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Rather have D.Silva for next 2 GWs than Son.

            Spurs have Palace and Leicester next, and are far from an in-form team. I can't see many goals for Spurs in those 2 fixtures

            1. Legend of Rosický
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 16 hours ago

              Cheers, yeah and I already had Kane flop on my WC Gw3 who I rage transferred out for Haller. A bit vary of spurs but Son has done very well for me in the past

              1. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                20 days, 16 hours ago

                Think Son will be a good option from GW7 yes

                Son was FPL gold in the past of course, mainly because of his price. This season, his price has caught up with his performances....still a decent pick at the right time

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          You don’t see an irony in getting rid of inconsistent United assets and looking at Spurs and perhaps Chelsea????

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Yeah not keen on Chelsea, and wouldn't get Spurs defense but with Eriksen staying their attack could still be worth investment. Son was unlucky not to score last night

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              20 days, 16 hours ago

              Son over Martial just doesn’t add up to me.

              Son seems to have this magical reputation hereabouts where it doesn’t matter how inconsistent he is, he’s still a good investment - an inverse Wilson.

      2. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Cant get both as I already have 2 city

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Then Martial > Son/DSilva and play Lundstram saves you taking a hit.

          1. Legend of Rosický
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            0.1 short of getting Son for free. Would need to Find 0.1 by getting otamendi or Matip for Awb

    4. Iggy pop
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Martial is still a good pick

    5. Little fekirs
      • 1 Year
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      AWB to Matip/Ota and then Martial to Pepe.

    6. Bojos Brexit Boys
        19 days, 10 hours ago

        looks like you followed all the scout picks and had a few blanks.
        Go for proven goal machines like kane, get salah back and swap KDB for a punt on a cheaper option that can score a few. also Bin MU players for now

    7. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      I have to admit I haven't seen a high quality CF who is as selfless as Firmino in a long time, reminds me of Rooney in his prime

      1. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        100% Firmino is a great all round footballer

      2. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        He is looking great this season.
        I like the fact that his shot numbers are up, wish I could afford him. Much better option than Pukki, Barnes, Haller IMO

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Right? I have Kane, considering the downgrade ("downgrade", lol).

          Funny enough I recommended my girlfriend she'd take him in on her team. She did, it paid off handsomely. And here I sit, with Kane 🙂

      3. SafetyDance
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Very very good footballer. Perpetual motion.

    8. Martial FC
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      10.1 to spend on a striker. Doing my head in!

      A. Barnes
      B. Haller
      C. Vardy
      D. Firmino
      E. Abraham

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Well, I can rule Firmino out for you. The rest you have to figure by yourself.

        1. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Fairs 😀

        2. Marmalade Forest
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Why not Firmino?

          He’s 3m less than Salah.

          If you don’t want double Liverpool defence, I don’t see a problem with him.

          He should score more points on that list

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Tammy

      3. Legend of Rosický
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        D

      4. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Probably Haller. Vardy if money is immaterial.

        1. Martial FC
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Cheers. Yep money not an issue!

      5. the vanisher
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        haller

      6. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Firmino is currently leading the charts for total attempts for forwards, he is looking a much better prospect than in previous seasons.
        I would 100% go Firmino. Liverpool are a better team than Burnley, West Ham ect, they are going to score more goals.

        1. Legend of Rosický
          • 1 Year
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          This. Looks like he want to score goals and will always get assists. When he gets both you can almost guarantee 3 bonus points as well

      7. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        Firmino 100%

    9. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Holy shlt look at Palace GW14-32. Double defence material

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Kelly+Ward the nailed boys, I imagine.

        1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Kelly will be long gone by then. Cahill and one other, not convinced by Ward

        2. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Doubt Kelly will last more than a couple of gws post this IB..with Sakho and probably Tomkins returning as well

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        PVA time.

    10. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Would you guys WC this team guys?? Already 50 off mini league leader. Yes yes no need to panic but 3 average weeks is no good. Thank you all!

      Ryan Button
      VVD Coleman Laporte Lunds Guilbert
      Salah Sterl KDB Perez Lanzini
      Pukki Green Wickham

      1. Iggy pop
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Yes, Laporte, coleman, perez aren't preforming and you need a 2nd striker

        1. Iggy pop
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          I mean Laporte is obvs injured!

      2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Need to transfer out laporte perez and wickam and you will be fine..

    11. olidooley
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      2 FTs here and 0.2 itb

      Jota gotta go but will involve 2 FTs. Probably Haller....Who to downgrade to fund it though?
      Liverpool have a good defensive fixture next...

      Pope
      Robertson VVD Zinchenko Digne Lundstram
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Dendoncker
      Pukki Jota Greenwood

      1. olidooley
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        0.1 off Jota to Barnes too

        1. petergriff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Mount out. Play 532 next week. Jota to Haller or Abraham

    12. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Probably some obvious holes in my team in Coleman and Ceballos, but is it possible to hold the FT?

      Heaton
      Robertson VanDijk Zinchenko Coleman
      Salah Sterling deBruyne Ceballos
      Haller Pukki

      Woodman Lundstram Dendoncker Greenwood

      0.2m ITB // 1FT

      Surely Ceballos I can afford to be patient with him. I've literally just gotten him last GW.

      1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Yeah that's a hold.

      2. olidooley
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Save FT

      3. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Ceballos was excellent yesterday after he came on. Frustrating that he was on the bench, but I'd give him another week or two.

    13. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Can Matip be considered as "nailed" option these days ?

      1. olidooley
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Not when CL starts

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Why not ?
          CB's dont usually get rested.

          1. olidooley
            • 6 Years
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            He has Gomez too though

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        I would think so, imagine Gomez will get cup games and occasional TAA cover for the time being.

    14. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Best captain from below and why?

      A) Aguero (nor)
      B) Sterling (nor)
      C) Salah (NEW)

      1. olidooley
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Salah....Home form is incredible

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Real headache anyone on this list can haul, Newcastle shown against Spurs that they can frustrate opposition so maybe one of City boys ?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Beginning to go off capping top 6 players at home to smaller teams a little. Think City will enjoy a lot more space than Liverpool in their respective games but Salah being a mid and on pens is hard to look past.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Might simply rule out Sterling as he may play two games vs Kun and Salah's two week rest.

      3. the vanisher
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Salah. Aguero might not start after IB if Jesus is fit

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Think Jesus will get the midweek games after the IB personally. Aguero quietly on a run of 5 consecutive PL games scored in.

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          this again.

      4. downthesun14
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        I'll personally be going Aguero because I've WC to get him in, I'm also old school and trust my strikers to have a higher chance of scoring than wide players.

      5. Make America Greta Again
        • 5 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Maybe Kun, I chickened out of captain's him gw4. If a striker gets 2 goals he'll likely get the 3 bonus points. Nervous about Mo Vs Newcastle as I got burned by Kane there!

    15. HD7
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      My first hit for the season:
      Martial Laporte to KDB Guilbert (-4)

      Just hope Guilbert starts in the next good fix for Villa 🙂

      Pope
      Digne VVD Guilbert TAA
      Salah Sterling Mount KDB
      Abraham Haller

      Subs: Button, Greenwood, Dendonker, Rico

    16. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Norwich have 3 difficult games in the next 3:

      CITY, bur, palace

      Worth keeping Pukki for the next 3 given I plan to WC around gw8?

      Who is the best option to replace him with?

      1) Barnes
      2) Abraham

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        I think he is a keeper like Jimenez was last season. also depends how much you paid for him.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          I won't bother about value now given I have not started the season well, need to jump on bandwagons/good fixture early on without thinking much. Bought him for 6.8 so no big value lost.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            cool - was just thinking it might cost if you want him back later on.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 16 hours ago

              Cheers.

      2. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        1.

        Too bad Chelsea have the Liverpool match in one of those fixtures

        But I agree about Pukki, 3 difficult match-ups I think. Can always get him back later, even if it will cost 0.2 more. Points are most important and I don't think he will get too many returns in those fixtures

      3. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Pukki likely to be a season keeper. Upgrade 3rd striker (Greenwood presumably) to play 3 up front

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          I am not convinced we have seen enough for him to be a season keeper-

          Wolves were a better side than Norwich
          Jiminez imo is a better striker than him
          This season we have a wealth of budget forward options performing really well as compared to last season

      4. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        I wouldn’t call Burnley or Palace away “difficult”.

        Norwich will go there and expect points, they won’t go there planning not to score 2+ goals.

        He’s scored at Anfield and scored and assisted vs Chelsea

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          I'd be surprised if the Norwich manager went into the palace and Burnley away games expecting to score 2+ goals in each

    17. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Mane hero, showing exactly how thousands of frustrated Mane owners felt about Salah's selfishness. Both of them must have themselves in their team.

      1. speedyboyzz
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Mane had 3 assists last season,Salah had 12......
        Shows who is the selfish player there...

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          how can Mane get assists if he never receives the ball?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Guy is a genius, won a Golden Boot never receiving the ball.

      2. Make America Greta Again
        • 5 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Both lucky Bobby is selfless.

    18. olidooley
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Chris Wood on anyone’s radar....Fixtures nice and price nice....Barnes won’t out score him forever

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        nope

      2. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        wait until he shows form.
        Better to be 1 week late than bring him in 2 weeks too early

    19. De Gea is GOAT
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Possible WC team. Any thoughts? Thank you all!

      Pope Button
      TAA Digne Mings Lowton Lunds
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
      Auba Wickham Green

    20. downthesun14
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Would appreciate opinions and feedback on the below WC team. Wanted to invest less in defence and get a premium striker.

      Adrian, Button
      VVD, AWB, Zinchenko, Soyuncu, Lundstram
      Martial, Salah, Sterling, Dendoncker, Cantwell
      Kun, Tammy, Greenwood

      I'll bring in Pope for Adrian when Allison is back.

      My question, should I go Salah to Mane and upgrade Soyuncu or is this team good to go?

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        I'd really have TAA if you can make it happen. Went for Virgil only on my wildcard, and I hate my life just looking at TAA getting assists every game. Just do it.

        1. downthesun14
          • 8 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          So I did VVD to TAA and downgraded Soyuncu to Kelly for the funds. Thanks

          1. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            Great moves mate.

      2. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Keep salah

    21. LarryJunior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Rate this WC-team please:

      Pope, Button
      VVD, Zinchenko, Montoya, Kelly, Lundstram
      Salah, KDB, Sterling, Son, Cantwell
      Pukki, Barnes, Ayew
      0,1 ITB.

    22. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Not sure I want to make enough moves to WC yet..

      Kane is likely to go soon, simply due to never having confidence to captain. Robinson and Trossard too, but none of it urgent.

      Save WC? And roll FT?

      Heaton Pope
      TAA Digne Mingus Montoya Lund
      Salah Sterling Mount Trossard Robinson
      Kane Pukki Grewnwood

      1. SafetyDance
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Decent twam, would hold off wc

      2. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        I’d want more City players, ideally attackers.

        Maybe wait until the end of the IB, hope one gets injured and bring another in.

    23. Thunder Warrior
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Boly suspended until 22 September means he’ll miss two gws?

      1. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        no, only 1

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Next games are 14th and 21st so guess so

        1. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          it was 2 yellow cards, which always means a 1 match ban

          These rules have existed like forever 🙂

          1. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            20 days, 15 hours ago

            True, but it says 22nd. Must be an error then

            1. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Wolves are playing on the 22nd, not the 21st - FPL haven't updated the fixtures yet.

              1. MTPockets
                • 10 Years
                20 days, 14 hours ago

                I see. Thanks

    24. mookie
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Where could one find a list of all the players going for international duty?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        here I would imagine

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        It'll be out Tuesday or Wednesday!

    25. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Terrible week – what to do?

      Pope
      AWB VvD Digne Lundstram
      Salah Sterling McGinn Martial*
      Kane Pukki

      (Button - Cantwell KWP* Wickham) 0.1itb

      Help appreciated folks!

      1. petergriff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        WC not available I presume? Depends where your OR is where you wanna be?

        Need Trent, need Kdb or kun.

        Maybe Kane&mcginn to Haller&kdb is ok though.

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Cheers. No, you're right there... Had an awful rank drop from 100K to 600K.

          Want to beat last year's result of OR 8,3K.

          Agree: Need KdB + trent + city def. So it's either

          A) Kane + Martial -> Haller/Tammy/Barnes + KdB -4
          B) same -> Kun + Mount
          C) A + Awb -> Haller/whatever + KdB + TAA -8

          Never feel comf doing -8, but Trent is getting an assist every week... will make up for the -4 at least.

    26. the vanisher
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Pope
      Zinc Rob AwB Lund
      Sterl Salah McGinn
      Aguero Haller Pukki

      Save?

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Looks great to Mee

        1. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Ben, is that you?

    27. dashdriver
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Adrian / Button
      van Dijk / Zinchenko / Walker-Peters / Lundstram / Kelly
      Salah / Sterling / De Bruyne / Ceballos / Dendoncker
      Kane / Pukki / Greenwood

      Have 2 FT, but not sure where to look for changes atm.

      Will have to ship Adrian before Allison returns.

      Other uncertainties are KWP, Kelly and Dendoncker.

      Should I just be patient and wait until deadline approaches?

      £0 ITB.

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Have KWP and Martial uncertainties in my team as well. Longing to get rid of KWP, he's too expensive for what he offers and just robs me of 0.5... at the same time I have other fires to put out, like no KdB.

        Maybe just do the Adrian transfer already, and wait on the other

        1. dashdriver
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Adrian to Pope then, as he looks likely to rise soon?

          1. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            I like Pope, and if he's likely to rise just go for it!

      2. Aadii
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Not sure if Alisson gonna return immediately after the break. Not soon.
        Maybe upgrade either of KWP->Digne, Dendonker->Cantwell, Greenwood->Ayew (small improvements). But you need to downgrade one of your premium players (probably kane to haller/Wilson) since you cant have the balance with 4 premium players.

    28. mookie
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Shaqiri rejecting the Switzerland call up, might mean...
      He's a right winger, right?

    29. RedWolf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Kun and James in for KDB and Haller?

      Or is that madness?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Madness

      2. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        What. I'd kill to have any one of those four in my team. Can't have them all

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Madness

      4. SafetyDance
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Four good players. Roll the dice

    30. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Cantwell as a 4th mid doesn’t look good but unsure where to go, 1m itb but only 1ft

      Pope
      Coleman VVD Robbo Zinch (Rico)
      Sterling salah KDB Cantwell (dendonkey)
      Haller Pukki (greenwood)

    31. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      How did Spurs look yesterday?

      Keep or sell Kane?

      1. Sahil.....
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Sell kane and get son

        1. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 16 hours ago

          Will focus on getting KdB first, he's killing my OR every week.

          1. SafetyDance
            • 2 Years
            20 days, 16 hours ago

            Kun, focus on Kun. Super premiums should be Kun and Salah. Premiums should be Firm and KdB. Build team around this.

            1. thomashl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              20 days, 15 hours ago

              Yeah, but you think he'll go back to getting subbed at 60 mins when Jesus rises again?

              1. SafetyDance
                • 2 Years
                20 days, 15 hours ago

                He will. But he will also get two goals first haha ... Who knows.

    32. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Have they removed the drop-down from the mini-leagues to see each individual month?
      Our cash league does money for Manager of the Month, but looks like they’ve removed the functionality.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        Maybe it will be visible after next update? As the month changes.

    33. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      A) Otamendi or Zinc
      B) Haller or Tammy
      C) Mount or Trossard

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Unsure of the two first. But definitely Mount?

      2. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        Zinch, Haller and mount

      3. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        20 days, 13 hours ago

        Zinc, Haller & Mount

    34. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Thinking about Wildcarding this week to bring in KDB and Aguero?
      Yes or No

      1Ft 1.0 itb

      Ryan Button
      AWB Digne TAA VVD Zinchenko
      Salah Sterling Mount Hayden Dendedocker
      Rashford Pukki Wickham

      1. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        The crux of the team seems fine..maybe a -8 would do the job...AWB+rash+Hayden to kdb+Barnes+cheap defender

        1. melvinmbabazi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          cant afford

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 15 hours ago

        I trust Sterling stays to give you a triple City attack? Otherwise, you'd lose Sterling which I wouldn't recommend.

      3. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        20 days, 13 hours ago

        I think you have to choose between KDB OR Ageuro unless you are thinking of dropping Salah/Sterling (don't advise this, hold your nerve, over the season they will bring in the top points). I would hold off WC unless necessary. You could do it with a -4 possibly.

        Rest of the team is fine. Don't knee jerk. Aim to get in either KDB or Ageuro through selling Rashford + VVD is likely best route.

    35. Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 16 hours ago

      Afraid of another bill haul from KDB. Can you help decide?
      .
      a) Martial (No matter he fit/unfil) + VVD to KDB and 5.2m defender with -4?
      b) Martial (fit/unfil) + VVD+Heaton to KDB+Button+Matip for -8?
      c) If Martial is fit, Save FT, Play Martial and forget KDB untill the next GW?

      1. Emp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        20 days, 16 hours ago

        definitely not Aor B fit/unfit taking out vvd for a hit is lunacy

      2. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        20 days, 13 hours ago

        It depends when you purchased Martial. He's going to drop in value by next GW. United as a team look inconsistent but if he is fit after IB you might be best to hold onto him. He will be their main source of goals if they do score. KDB is rising in value however so might now be good time to sell Martial and put money into KDB.