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What FPL managers can expect from Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores

The first managerial casualty of the 2019/20 Premier League season came on Saturday, as bottom-of-the-table Watford parted ways with Javi Gracia.

Gracia’s dismissal was swiftly followed by the appointment of Quique Sanchez Flores as head coach, with the 54-year-old Spaniard rejoining the club he had left in May 2016.

Upon his unveiling, Gracia said:

It was a very easy decision [to rejoin]. I’ve been a coach for 16 years and the time I spent in Watford, I was really happy. It was a good experience and this experience was amazing. I loved the way the fans love football in England, the way they support and the way they respect rules in England and everything. The moment I left I was waiting for the moment to come back to England. I feel Watford is my home.

In this article, we look back at Flores’ previous spell at Vicarage Road and analyse his managerial style to see what Fantasy managers can expect from the Hornets’ returning head coach.

Long-time site user Bøwstring The Carp has beaten us to the punch with a study of Flores and we can wholeheartedly recommend his excellent Community piece, which can be read here.

What Has Flores Said About His Managerial Style?

Speaking to the club website following his appointment, Flores said of his defence-first policy:

It’s important. Defence is the most important thing in all the collective sports. Defence is the key for everything. If you want to attack well it is necessary to defend well.

I follow a lot NBA and when Toronto Raptors won the NBA, some journalist goes to the coach and asked what is the key. He said the key was the passion and the defence. This is the base for everything. It could be good for Watford.

Talking about his goals for the season:

The priority is results. We know the schedule is really bad now, but everything is possible with a positive mentality of the players, with the fans supporting us, with the passion, everything is possible.

We need to be realistic. Now we are bottom, but the first mentality is we don’t want to go back. We don’t want relegation. We need to put the team in the condition to keep growing. We need to be humble and the first thing is to save the situation, establish the team in a different position. Once we are established in a different position, we can talk about the next goal for this year.

Flores’ comments, then, suggest that he will be placing a lot of emphasis on improving Watford’s main Achilles heel for much of 2019: their defence.

The Hornets are without a league clean sheet since February, a barren run that stretches back 16 top-flight matches.

No other Premier League club has conceded as many ‘big chances’ (70) as Watford this calendar year.

Asked about the wealth of attacking options he now has at his disposal in relation to his defensive mindset, Sanchez said:

We have young players, very fast in attack. This is interesting. We have more than we had four years ago. We had two main, Deeney and Ighalo, but… now we have more and we have different qualities and skills. We need to guess how they are working together and need to know as soon as possible how they mix in the match.

Which Players Has Flores Worked With at Watford Before?

Flores’ one season in charge of the Hornets came in 2015/16, when he steered Watford to a 13th-place finish in their first season back in the top flight.

Six of the squad he worked with in that campaign remain at the club: Heurelho Gomes (£4.5m), Sebastian Prodl (£4.0m), Jose Holebas (£4.8m), Craig Cathcart (£4.4m), Etienne Capoue (£4.9m) and Troy Deeney (£6.3m).

Gomes, Cathcart, Capoue and Deeney were regulars under their returning boss, with each starting at least 33 Premier League games in that campaign.

Prodl began the season as a first-choice at centre-back, making nine successive starting XIs at the beginning of the campaign, but was then in and out of the side for the remainder of 2015/16 and didn’t string together more than two consecutive starts beyond this point.

Holebas was not favoured by Flores for much of the season, making only 11 starts in the top flight.

Interestingly, Deeney’s best single-season goal haul in the Premier League came under Flores: the Watford club captain, who is currently out for two months with a knee injury, scored on 13 occasions in 38 appearances.

Strike partner Odion Ighalo notched 15 goals in that campaign.

What Formation Did Flores Use at Watford?

On the face of it, there aren’t too many dissimilarities with Gracia’s set-up over the past year.

Flores favoured a back four for pretty much his entire season in charge of the Hornets, either using a standard 4-4-2 or tweaking the system slightly to a 4-3-1-2.

Capoue was, as he is now, one of the two combative players in the double-pivot, while Cathcart was a near-permanent fixture in a two-man central defence.

Deeney played with Gerard Deulofeu (£6.3m) alongside him for much of last season but Flores favoured another physical forward alongside the club captain in his tenure, in the form of Ighalo – although the Nigerian was no slouch on the ball.

Holebas and the pacy Ikechi Anya were occasionally deployed at left-back but Flores settled on a physical full-back pairing of Allan Nyom and Nathan Ake for much of the second half of the campaign, which perhaps opens up the possibility of the Craig Dawson (£4.9m) being moved over to right-back – as he was at West Brom under Tony Pulis – should Flores opt to ditch the attack-minded Daryl Janmaat/Kiko Femenia (£4.4m) in favour of a more defensively sound option.

Almen Abdi, a central midfielder by trade, was shunted out to the right flank for much of the 2015/16 season, with Flores deprived of too many natural wingers in his newly promoted squad.

Whether the pragmatic Flores would have opted for a flair player out wide had more been available is another question, though: Nordin Amrabat was brought in during the January transfer window but was handed only four starts and was used mostly as an impact substitute.

With the likes of Ismaila Sarr (£6.4m) and Roberto Pereyra (£5.8m) now at his disposal, it will be interesting to see how much trust Flores places in attack-minded assets who are perhaps not renowned for their defensive aptitude.

This excellent video from The Coaches Voice sees Flores talking through his tactics in the 3-0 win over Liverpool in December 2015:

Watford: 2015/16 v 2018/19 – Basic Stats

SeasonPWDLFAPTSCS
2015/16381291740504511
2018/1938148165259507

Comparing Watford’s record under Flores in 2015/16 to Gracia’s last full season in charge perhaps sums up the two managers.

Flores’ approach garnered four more clean sheets and saw nine fewer goals conceded but that came at the expense of productivity at the other end of the pitch.

Of the 40 goals that the Hornets recorded in 2015/16, 28 were scored by Ighalo and Deeney. Not one other Watford player scored more than two league goals that season.

Watford: 2015/16 v 2018/19 – Underlying Stats

For the below comparisons, we will detail where Watford ranked among Premier League clubs for key underlying stats (1st being the best possible figure, 20th the worst).

Defensive
SeasonShots concededShots in the box concededShots on target concededBig chances concededChances from set plays conceded
2015/1610th10th13th=14th7th=
2018/199th12th14th19th15th=
Attacking
SeasonShotsShots in the boxShots on targetBig chancesChances from set plays
2015/1612th13th=15th13th17th
2018/1916th12th12th8th18th

Again, the key numbers (shots in the box, efforts on target and big chances) suggest Watford were more solid defensively under Flores but less of an attacking threat.

The Hornets created 51 big chances in 2015/16 compared to 81 last season but they conceded 32 fewer gilt-edged chances under Flores (66) than they did in Gracia’s final full season in charge (98).

Flores’ other managerial work

Since his departure from Watford, Flores has spent almost two years at Espanyol and then seven months at Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC.

Espanyol kept 11 clean sheets in 2016/17 and had banked nine shut-outs when Flores was dismissed ahead of Gameweek 34 of the following campaign.

That last season in charge of the La Liga club saw Espanyol really struggle for goals, scoring just 26 in the 33 matches that Flores oversaw.

Flores used a 4-4-2 for a large chunk of his time in Spain but we also saw a 4-2-3-1 used on several occasions: a system Flores had a reputation of playing before he first arrived in the Premier League in June 2015.

The Watford boss didn’t have much time to settle in China, lasting just 17 league and cup games before departing.

Flores lost nine of his 15 league games in charge, experimenting with wing-back systems and back fours before his departure in July of this year.

Final Thoughts

Watford sit bottom of our Season Ticker for both attack and defence over the next five Gameweeks, which perhaps gives Fantasy managers a nice audition period before the fixtures turn favourable in Gameweek 10.

We’ll be paying particular attention to what effect Flores can have on the Hornets’ porous backline, not just in relation to Watford’s own budget defensive assets (all of whom now cost less than £5.0m in FPL) but also how any improvement might affect Manchester City and Spurs’ attacking options in Gameweeks 6 and 9.

Flores’ reputation for pragmatic football would perhaps not bode well for Watford’s offensive assets but Deeney proved in 2015/16 that individual FPL players can still prosper in the Spaniard’s set-up, regardless of the approach.

Goals haven’t flowed from midfield in the past under Watford’s new head coach, so we will be keeping an eye on the underlying stats over the coming weeks to see if Pereyra et al are suffering in that regard: regular wide midfielders Abdi and Jose Manuel Jurado had just one big chance between them in the whole of 2015/16.

Flores has, arguably, a more talented squad at his disposal than he did in 2015/16, however, so will perhaps show a tad more ambition with his tactics.



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  1. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 16 hours ago

    current team...

    pope ( button)
    vvd, digne, lund, (montoya), (rico)
    salah, kdb, sterling, mount, lanzini
    jimenez, pukki, (greenwood)

    1.2 itb, 1 ft
    a) jimenez OUT for c wilson
    b) montoya OUT for otamendi (bench lund)
    c) save ft

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

      That’s a nice squad - save. Really nice actually.

      City defence looks choice but they’ve been slightly leaky and I can see Norwich scoring. I’d go with a possible double move in 6 for the Watford home game.

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        bournemouth do have some nice games coming up, so dont know whether to get c wilson in

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

          Think they’re most tasty from 6 though. I’d be more than happy to have Jim against Chelsea - very sideways this week to bring in Callum surely

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 days, 16 hours ago

          Chelsea are made for Wolves imo. They’ll pour forward and get hit on the break.

          1. gooner_112233445566
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 days, 16 hours ago

            yes i agree. thinking next week though with my 2 ft's, i am 0.1 short of doing montoya to ota and jimenez to c wilson. so will have to make decision next week who to prioritise

  2. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 16 hours ago

    Stirling should start this GW right?

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      Yeah he will

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      Ask pep

      Nobody knows here

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        I think he should as he's in my team

        Do I think he will. Possibly not

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 16 hours ago

          Hope he does and fires a brace and an assist too.

        2. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 16 hours ago

          Of course there’s a chance, same goes with every player. But Bernardo, mahrez, sterling, KDB all played significant minutes. Give me 2 solid reasons to rest Sterling? 4 days rest

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 days, 16 hours ago

            Agreed

            If he starts then I am sure he does very well. I've been hurt from pep numerous times though so I am mentally bracing myself for him to do it again.

            1. DAZZ
              • 5 Years
              5 days, 16 hours ago

              Yup i dont think there’s anything quite as annoying as your main man city assets getting rested for plum fixtures. Nothing comes close in FPL

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      Just imagine those without Salah captaining Sterling for him to come for the last 10 minutes and Salah running riot agianst Newcastle. Seasons ruined

  3. Fring
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 16 hours ago

    Which combination going forward would you prefer? Have no other attackers from either of these teams.

    A) Mane + Haller
    B) Firmino + Pepe
    C) Aubameyang + Mount (would mean no LIV attacker)

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      tough between a & b, but i think just b

  4. Sultan-Gemy2121
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 16 hours ago

    Is aguero a must have this week?
    should i take -8 to get him in this team??

    Pope
    walker...bissaka...lundstram
    Salah (C)...Mane...Mount...Sterling
    Haller...Pukki...Barnes

    Button...Soyouncu...Douglas....Kelly

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      no, not -8. you would need him to score and get 2 bonus just to break even

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      No, he will be benched and Sterling will get hatty

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      No

  5. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 16 hours ago

    Morning all, first time I've dared look at my FPL and venture back on here since the shambles of GW4.

    Time for a team check

    Heaton (Pope)
    TAA Zinc Digne Lundstrom
    Sterling KDB Salah(c) McGinn
    Tammy King
    (Pukki Donker Rico)

    G2g?

    1. KujaliaFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm be least convinced of Tammy and King.

      1. KujaliaFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        I'd be ...

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      Pope over Heaton

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        I preffer Heaton 🙂

    3. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 15 hours ago

      King to Barnes maybe if you can afford

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Would be doing that but can't afford 🙁

        1. sandman58
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            U can if u swap heaton for button

    4. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      a) ota, pukki, jimenez
      b) maitland niles, pukki, c wilson
      c) soyuncu, jimenez, c wilson

      which combination...

      1. Energetics
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        A

      2. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 15 hours ago

        i like b think cilson will be in everyones team after 8

        1. Slouch87
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 15 hours ago

          No he won't

    5. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      A) Digne +1x playing bench
      B) Matip + 2x playing bench

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        Digne easily. He will outscore Matip massively, for 6.0 he is a no brainer, and he’s more nailed

    6. Lets all klopp together
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      Hi all, who would you captain here?

      Pope
      Taa, digne, pieters, lundstram
      Salah, kdb, sterling, zaha
      Pukki, haller

      Bench, mcgovern, greenwood, cantwell, Söyüncü

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        Raheem or Salah. No question, just make sure you pick the right one.

      2. svg53
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 16 hours ago

        If there is a week for Pep to rest Sterling surely this is it.We know Salah will play..

    7. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 16 hours ago

      Trying to pick a Salah/Sterling/KDB/Kun side is like trying to find the Holy Grail...

      1. sovietrockettes
          5 days, 16 hours ago

          I’ve seen some decent Salah/Sterling/KDB/Aguero/TAA squads

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 5 Years
            5 days, 16 hours ago

            must have got some TV up

        • GARY AND JAMIE
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 16 hours ago

          ...thinking of an uber backline of 4 x 4.5s and Lundstram...

          Cantwell and Barnes are decent in a 3-5-2 and that gives me 7m odd - Maddison not bad for a 4th...

        • NeverGunOwen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 16 hours ago

          I'm rili struggling with this too

          1. sovietrockettes
              5 days, 16 hours ago

              Pope | 4.0
              TAA | Pieters | Lowton | Lundstram | Kelly
              Salah | Sterling | KDB | Robinson | Cantwell
              Aguero | Pukki | Nketiah

              This is probably best I’ve seen

              1. NeverGunOwen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Wow. How in the hell.. I'm wavering between Martial, Mount & Abraham OR KDB, James & Ayew

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Defence no good with triple up on Burnley. You will weaken that team by upgrading defence.

            • Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 days, 16 hours ago

              I'm reasonably happy with my Raz/Kev/Kun/TAA/Bobby/Vardy WC squad. Could lose Bobby for Salah or Mane if I went with no defence!

              1. MosF94
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 days, 15 hours ago

                Would be intrigued to see how the rest of your team is looking, that's a very strong big 6!

            • Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 16 hours ago

              Who is that in your Grav? keep thinking its a young Des Lynam

              1. Better off with a pin and a…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                It's Bob Carolgees and Spit the Dog! I remember Tiswas.

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Cheers - before my time but have heard of Tiswas

                  1. GARY AND JAMIE
                    • 5 Years
                    5 days, 15 hours ago

                    Close...its Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher 🙂

            • Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 15 hours ago

              Of course you can't them have all. You have to pick such a combination that yields highest points per week. It's like a definition of economy, the most efficient management of available resources in the situation of their limitation

            • SMOOTH
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 15 hours ago

              pope 4.0
              TAA otamendi soyuncu dunk lundstram
              mane sterling kdb mount cantwell
              aguero pukki wikcham

          2. sovietrockettes
              5 days, 16 hours ago

              Is the Son about to explode?

              1. DAZZ
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Who knows. Spurs are extremely lack luster

              2. Drop the Dendoncker
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                We still have a few billion years.

                1. KujaliaFC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  "Son" is the word for "sun" in some languages for those who didn't catch this joke.

                  1. The Wise Owl
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 15 hours ago

                    Or Son sounds similar to Sun.

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

                      Still works if referring to Spurs

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

                I've got him in for Martial this week. Was the clear choice for me between him and Pepe after watching the NLD

                1. sovietrockettes
                    5 days, 16 hours ago

                    Do you also have KDB

                    1. Legend of Rosický
                      • 1 Year
                      5 days, 15 hours ago

                      Yes

              4. FeedTheGoatAndHeWillScore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Anyone know the latest on the Trossard injury? Should I swap him for Willian in my draft league?
                Cheers

              5. tommoeommo
                • 10 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Pope, Button
                VVD, TAA, Zinchenko, Digne, Lundstram
                Sterling, Salah, Mount, Cabellos, Dendonk
                Vardy, King, Greenwood

                1.7m in the bank

                Was thinking a straight swap Vardy > Haller due to Leicester fixtures, which would give me 3.1m in the bank (although not sure what to spend it on the week after)

                Another alternative would be to do Vardy > Aguero and find the 1.5m needed by downgrading VVD to a 5m defender for a 4 point hit.

                Any thoughts appreciated.

              6. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Haven’t checked it yet but top of goals imminent should be Mili - 4 games and no Zaha assist 🙂

              7. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Any news on Emerson?

                Got a FT waiting if he’s flagged at presser as no go.

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

                  Not until Friday i don't think. Perhaps he will be snapped in training pictures tomorrow.

              8. Energetics
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Any thoughts on this wildcard team?

                Pope Button

                TAA Digne Otamendi Mings Lundy

                Salah KDB Mount McGinn Cantwell

                Aguero Pukki Barnes

                Would probably rather have Sterling than Aguero (though a Triple C on Aguero last week really paid off) but surely with those Villa fixtures
                A: Aguero and McGinn is better than
                B: Sterling and Ayew?

                1. Drop the Dendoncker
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  Midfield looks a bit weak.

                  1. Energetics
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 16 hours ago

                    McGinn fixtures are great, will be keeping an eye on Ceballos as well. Really think Mount could be a keeper providing he maintains his place!

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

                  Looks great

                  1. Energetics
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 16 hours ago

                    Thanks!

                3. gooner_112233445566
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  downgrade mings to a 4.0 defender, never going to need him when you have lund as your 4th defender (if you want to play a back 4)

                  1. Energetics
                    • 4 Years
                    5 days, 16 hours ago

                    And upgrade where?

                    Really like Mings fixtures and can switch him to say the Leicester CB when fixtures change

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

                Switched the Armband to Mane from Sterling. Right decide?

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

                  *decision?

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

                  Think Mané is a very good shout this week. Whether he scores more than Sterling is anyone's guess.

                3. svg53
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  Agree...there is chance Sterling is rested .Mane will almost certainly play.

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

                  My choice. Especially after int break

                5. Legend of Rosický
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Yeah not owning Salah and Kun hurts this week, the standout captaincy choices with Sterling a doubt

              10. Lignja
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Gtg?

                Pope
                Robertson, Coleman, Zincenko, Lundstram
                Salah, Sterling, Mount
                Aguero(c),Pukki, Barnes

                1. CAPTAIN_WALES
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  g2g

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

                  Yes

                3. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Bench?

                  1. Lignja
                    • 2 Years
                    5 days, 13 hours ago

                    Dendoker, Cantwell, Greenwood

              11. Miniboss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Heaton -> Pope?
                1ft, 0.2itb

                Heaton
                TAA Robbo Digne Zinchenko Lundstrom
                Salah Sterling Mount KdB
                Pukki

                Button Adams Dendoncker Greenwood

                1. CAPTAIN_WALES
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  Wouldn't bother for this GW, save and reassess next week with 2 FT's

                  1. Miniboss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 days, 15 hours ago

                    thanks, solid advice.

                2. gooner_112233445566
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  save ft to have 2 to play around with next week

                  1. Miniboss
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    5 days, 15 hours ago

                    cheers

              12. CAPTAIN_WALES
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                I was planning on using my FT to get rid of my original punt Wesley to get in Haller... but with Villa being at home and West Ham away to them should I just save it for this week to give me 2 FT's next week in case anything urgent needs addressing?

                1. Better off with a pin and a…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  I'd hold it. Wesley and Haller very close this week.

              13. MartialMatas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Save unless Martial confirmed out?

                Ederson
                TAA Digne Zinchenko Lundstram
                Salach KDB Martial McGinn
                Kane Pukki

                McGovern Soyuncu Dendoncker Greenwood
                1FT £0.6m

                1. CAPTAIN_WALES
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  Yeah save

              14. manu4life99
                • 9 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                G2G? (Used FT early on King to Barnes)

                Pope
                TAA VVD Digne Montoya
                Salah Sterling Mount KDB
                Barnes Pukki

                Heaton,Dendonker,Soyuncu,Greenwood

                1. Laporte of the Gods
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Looks good

              15. Athletic Nasherbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Still worth doing this move?

                AWB + Rashford > TAA + Haller (-4)

                1. Legend of Rosický
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  I would do that

              16. Kane Lane
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Ryan
                Van D Digne Lun
                Salah Mount Kdb Sterling Anderson
                Abraham Pukki

                Button. AWB. Kelly. Wickham.

                Good to go? Bank transfer?

              17. Link
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                Heaton
                Trent, Digne, Zinc, Zouma (4)
                Salah, Raz, KDB, Ceballos (Donk)
                Rashford, Pukki (4.5)

                A. Zouma to Tark/Lowton
                B. Rashford to Haller/Barnes
                C. Save and play with 2FT's next week

                What we think lads?

                1. liverpool01
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  B: Haller

              18. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                a) Salah, Lowton -4
                b) Mane, Coleman

                1. liverpool01
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  b

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

                  b - nothing wrong with Mané

              19. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 days, 16 hours ago

                AWB to Matip as a minus 4?

                Probably benching AWB for Lund this week. I likely won’t be switching AWB for free any time soon so does it make sense to take the hit now - it’s a possible/probable 0.2 saving. Lund could well match Matip this week is the wrinkle.

                (Have Robbo not TAA 🙁 - despite starting the season with both 🙁 )

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    5 days, 15 hours ago

                    That is the problem with getting rid of TAA if you started with him. Same with Salah.

                    Being the most expensive def and mid in the game always punishes your squad trying to get them back if you got rid....

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 days, 15 hours ago

                      Only semi true in this case

                      I made the week 2 decision that double Pool 7.0 was wrong given Alisson injury - part of what tipped me into WC then - I simply guessed wrong - for the time being. Either way I was dropping a 7.0 defender.

                      Not stressed as it isn’t exactly hard to get TAA back really it’s just a case of choosing when. I certainly wouldn’t have gone this week in any event even before price change.

                      Salah is a quite different case imo. He’s much more marginal for value and eats into overall budget significantly. Happy to avoid.

                2. liverpool01
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 16 hours ago

                  Ryan
                  Lundstram, Taa, Zinchenko, Digne
                  Mane, Son, Sterling(C), Kdb, Cantwell
                  Pukki

                  Button, Soyuncu, Greenwood, Wickham

                  GTG?

                  Will hold Son for now, wait 2 gws and maybe Son and Wickham to Haller and James

                3. JorisLa
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  1FT - no pressing issue's

                  a) VVD --> TAA
                  b) C. Wilson --> Haller
                  c) Safe transfer

                4. The Wise Owl
                  • 3 Years
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Captaining Bale this coming GW. I think he's going to be a great player for Spurs this season.

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 15 hours ago

                    2012?

                5. acesingh
                  • 4 Years
                  5 days, 15 hours ago

                  Is Matip now the most likely starter over Gomez? 5.4 is good value for Liverpool defence if he plays most games...