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Barnes blanks again as Brighton change tactics to stifle Burnley

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

Goals: Neal Maupay (£6.0m) | Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m)

Assists: Solly March (£4.9m) | Matej Vydra (£5.4m)

Bonus Points: March x3, Maupay x2, Hendrick x1

Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) blanked for the second match in a row as Burnley were forced to strike late to avoid defeat at Brighton on Saturday.

The Clarets started the match brightly but tailed off after Aaron Lennon‘s (£4.9m) 37th-minute effort.

After losing 3-0 to Liverpool in Gameweek 4, the international break did not do much to reinvigorate Sean Dyche’s side, who spent large portions of their time at the Amex Stadium on the back foot.

Barnes managed just a single shot, taken from outside the penalty box and falling off target. However, there may be mitigating factors for his bad day at the office.

Barnes has now blanked for two matches in a row

Brighton manager Graham Potter continues to prove himself a pragmatic tinkering tactician as he tweaked his side to negate Burnley’s strengths.

The former Swansea City boss went big at the back in an attempt to counter the Clarets’ long-ball capabilities, deploying Lewis Dunk (£4.6m), Shane Duffy (£5.0m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m) in the back-three and shifting six-foot-seven centre-back Dan Burn (£4.5m) out to left wing-back.

While Bernardo (£4.4m) missed out with a knock, Martin Montoya (£4.5m) was also absent with tonsilitis, which saw Solly March (£4.9m) to right wing-back, having spent most of the season on the opposite flank.

Even though Brighton’s defence has not looked to sure of itself this season, this was the first match in which they remained very tight for most of the afternoon, lasting until the 91st minute.

The very tall Dan Burn was shifted to left wing-back in order to counteract Burnley’s aerial threat

“Definitely not (asked if Brighton should move away from playing out from the back). Defensively we have only got one clean sheet and there have been times where we could have done better in avoiding goals, but there have been moments which have influenced the outcome. We don’t seem to be getting that bit of luck to consolidate positions at the moment. It’s hard to find the reasons for that some times. It’s hard to find why those patterns happen and sometimes you get the rub of the green and sometimes you don’t, so you have to just keep working hard until it changes.” – Mat Ryan

It was only after Dyche made a tactical change of his own that Brighton let their guard down. Chris Wood (£6.3m), who was quiet once again, was replaced by Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) in the 66th-minute, while Matej Vydra (£5.4m) was added to the equation as a third centre-forward in the place of Jack Cork (£5.0m) in the 78th.

With Brighton set up to defend the skies, Vydra’s movement helped Burnley outmanoeuvre them on the ground, setting up fellow substitute Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m) place an effort beyond Mat Ryan (£4.6m) from outside the box.

That said, this situation is not one that the Clarets will have to face every week. With them hosting Norwich in Gameweek 6 and travelling to Aston Villa after that, there are certainly some fixtures that can perhaps return Barnes to his early-season goal-scoring form.

However, Dyche admitted that he might be tempted to make changes to his largely consistent team selection when he meets Norwich next weekend.

Referring to all three subs, Hendrick, Rodriguez and Vydra, he explained he was impressed with their impact on the game, which certainly should concern owners of Wood, perhaps Barnes less so.

“All three of them affected the game so I was pleased with that. I’ve told them there will be certain players (rotated), obviously defenders it doesn’t change as much, but you have to keep everyone involved. I think that’s the important thing here, we’ve always worked on a group mentality, so I want to keep everyone’s mind on it.” – Sean Dyche

“You can score in this league and all our strikers know that, it’s just about when it does come, you have to be ready to put it in the back of the net. I’m not worried about it. We’re playing good as a team, playing well as a strike partnership so I can’t be too down about it because I’m ready. Five years ago you’d get more worried about it but, for me, as long as the team’s creating chances, the goals will come. The stats are telling us the team’s creating a lot more chances than in previous seasons. It’s dropping to Barnesy at the moment and he’s finishing them fantastically so we can’t argue with that.” – Chris Wood

Maupay has benefitted from the departures of Locadia and Andone in terms of pitch-time

For most of the game, Brighton stretched Burnley’s back-line and will certainly feel unfortunate not to have taken all three points.

They achieved that with a front-three of Glenn Murray (£5.8m) and Pascal Groß (£6.5m) supporting Neal Maupay (£6.0m) who finally got his first home goal of the season.

The former Brentford man used his pace to cause Burnley problems while Murray and Groß spent much of the afternoon providing the ammunition for him.

Solly March’s versatility has been useful for Potter so far

Also crucial to Brighton’s attacking play was the effort of the versatile March. Capable of playing in a number of positions, including number 10 and winger, he was used as a right wing-back and it was his pass that set up Maupay for his goal.

While it is still frustrating to see him playing out-of-position as an FPL midfielder operating at wing-back, if he can get more involved in the goals for his team, March could still offer some value at £4.9m. Manager Potter believes there is more to come from him.

“When he has too much time to think, I’m not sure it’s the best for him. We spoke about that. I think he’s got talent, he’s a good player, he has got quality. He just needs to play with a bit of freedom. If you look at the last two or three games, he has played left wing-back, he has played right wing-back and he has played pretty much as an extra midfield player, as a ten. That tells you we think he is a football player and that he can play in a lot of positions. The key thing for him is he needs to contribute in the final third, the attacking third, more than he has because he has got the quality to do that. Obviously, it was nice for him to do that (on Saturday) and give support for Neal. But I think there is more to come from Solly.” – Graham Potter

Meanwhile, Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) edges closer to his first minutes of the season following a shoulder injury. He featured on the bench for the first time against Burnley but remained there as an unused substitute.

Once he is back to full speed in Potter’s mind, the Mali international should present an additional option to rotate in and out of the team for either Dale Stephens (£4.5m) or Davy Pröpper (£5.0m) when he wants to make tactical changes.

“I think it was more just to help him reintegrate with the group. It was good for him to be out there but, at the same time, with the way the game was going, I didn’t feel it was the right time to put him on.” – Graham Potter

Aaron Mooy (£4.9m) also awaits further game-time since signing for Brighton on loan from Huddersfield Town. There had been suggestions that he would come straight into the side and take over set pieces, but as yet, that has not occurred.

The Australian featured as an 80th-minute substitute in the place of Murray against Burnley and has just 15 minutes to his name in 2019/20. Compatriot Ryan believes he will feature more often at some stage, but it is not clear when that will be.

“(Mooy) is a quality player. He’s demonstrated that in the time he has had in the Premier League, for Australia and throughout his career. We are blessed to have quite some depth in the squad and he is working hard each day to try to make the most of the minutes he is getting. I am sure over the course of the season he is going to be right up there with the appearances. I am sure he will start some games here and there too but that is obviously up to the gaffer.” – Mat Ryan

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Brighton and Hove Albion XI (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, Duffy; Burn, Pröpper, D Stephens, March (Bong 90′); Murray (Mooy 80′), Groß; Maupay (Connolly 84′).

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Cork (Vydra 78′), Westwood, Lennon (Hendrick 59′); Wood (Rodriguez 66′), A Barnes.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

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  1. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    United and Arsenal have had long injury lists for years, especially in defence.

    It'll be quite interesting to see how City cope, especially given how naive Pep has been with squad depth in that area.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Weird how they sold Mangala and let Kompany retire with no replacements.
      Wondering if Walker will shift to CB and Cancelo gets the RB berth, but will have to monitor.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Yep, that's one option. It's clearly not a great one though.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      It is a bit, I suppose Guardiola might have always seen Fernandinho as his fourth centre half this season though, I think he’ll do well there.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Yep, he could do well, maybe better than Stones tbh.

        The biggest concern is their vulnerability in the air - something which is pretty important given most sides will be limited to set piece opportunities.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Three at the back?
          Walker Fernandinho Otamendi?

          1. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            This could be a possibility with Cancelo and Mendy at wing back. Interesting

  2. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Does this bunch needs a Son?

    Adrian
    AWB Digne Zin
    Mane Sterling Martial Mount
    Auba (c) Pukki Tammy

    Cantwell Lund Kelly

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Could work without, not gonna lie. The XI looks pretty good.

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks mate - thats what I am thinking, i like it and dont want to get rid of neither Martial or Mount for son

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Pick 3 heavy hitters and stick. Some teams can squeeze 4 in, but it comes at a cost.

      The 3 you've gone for look good, but there's so many combinations, it's hard to say which will come out on top.

  3. TheSpecialOne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 25 days ago

    When is martial expected back?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      i hope he plays this GW

      1. TheSpecialOne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 25 days ago

        I'll hold my FT then and get him in next week if he plays.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I believe it will be this week. Ole originally said he was likely to be back after the internationals so he can’t be far off

  4. no1baj
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Guys this is my wildcard team, as always any suggestions, tips or comments are appreciated.

    Ramsdale
    Soyuncu / Lundstrum / Tomori
    Salah / Son / Cantwell / Sterling
    Abraham / Aguero / Pukki

    Button / Hanley / Engles / Hayden

    Weak at the back but no one is really keeping clean sheets or getting many attacking returns!

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      There are much better goalkeepers at £4.5m than Ramsdale.

      1. chilli con kone
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        This. Pope has much better fixtures

      2. no1baj
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Who would you suggest with fixtures in mind?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Aguero to Auba or Salah to Mane or both and invest in the defence.

      1. no1baj
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        What defender would you upgrade and who too with the 0.9m?

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I like it, but would you consider Salah > Mane and then using the funds to upgrade 1 or 2 of the defenders?

      Or are you set on Salah over Mane?

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Literally just did a similar team
      City are in disarray
      Liverpool aren't tight and Bac’s fixtures
      Cheap seems right to me
      Get a better keeper though

      1. no1baj
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Which keeper?
        Tia

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Salah to mane and upgrade a defender

      1. no1baj
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Which defender with the 0.9?
        Tia

  5. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    If Mount is ruled out for this week, are people planning on 'promoting' Cantwell from their bench into their starting 11?

    Burnley away seems like a good fixture to start Cantwell.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      He already was.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Cantwell was starting for me regardless

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Interesting. Out of curiosity, who out of your front 8 are you benching?

        I'm deliberating with the idea of moving to a 3-4-3 but with Cantwell as a playing 4th midfielder.

        1. chilli con kone
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          I have him as a 4th mid currently so it was a no brainier to play him. I think he can be a great 4th mid for the short term given the next few fixtures, but after the next 3/4 I will be moving him to a 5th again

          1. Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks for the feedback. I currently have:

            Salah / Sterling / KDB / Mount / Cantwell
            Barnes / Pukki / Haller

            Would struggle to start Cantwell over any of the others if Mount isn't ruled out. But you're right; I think I need to take advantage of Cantwell's form and upcoming fixtures and start him as a 4th mid soon, and use the funds to get someone like Auba.

        2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Do it, the future is now

    3. rokonto
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      It's actually quite handy if Mount doesn't play cuz would hate to choose between the two

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Cantwell is starting for me anyway. Taking full advantage of the value he offers. He's a 6.0 mid at least, in disguise.

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah I think you're right. Some good upcoming fixtures for Norwich where Pukki is an automatic starter for everyone anyway, and the value that Cantwell could offer as a 4th midfielder is immense. Would allow me to upgrade one of Barnes/Haller to Auba.

    5. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      No. Because I have double Burnley defence and Pukki. It would be a nightmare game for me to watch!

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Hedge your bets.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Think I'm gonna have to or get another defender in for the week.

      2. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Ha! I can imagine.

  6. chilli con kone
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Is there a better 4.6 or less out there for the 5th mid slot than Dendoncker?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Doubt it.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Doesn't look like it

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I think I prefer Hayden.

      More nailed over Dendoncker (has played 90 in every fixture). Has more goal attempts and a better Minutes Per Chance ratio than Dendoncker over the course of the season so far.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Hayden

    5. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Hayden

  7. drughi
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    How come heaton makes so little saves ? 11 saves in 5 gameweeks. One of the reason I picked him from the start was that I expected alot of save points more then CS really. Is it how Villa are set up defensively that not many shots are conceeded or what ?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Burnley's set up lends very well to save points. Villa's less so.

    2. chilli con kone
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Villa have been pretty solid defensively and played shot shy teams so far in general

    3. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Two clean sheets out of three at home and save points in the away games, that’s good going.

  8. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Talk to me about Moussa Djenepo

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Sometimes playing as Southampton's leftback, hopefully Ralph keeps him as their right winger instead. I like him.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Very true, he is sometimes deployed as a LWB of sorts. Still scored vs BHA in that position and threatened vs Pool in there, so not compeltely dead when deployed there.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Dodgy fixtures, one for the Watchlist I think.

    3. LangerznMash
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Don't go there.

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Quick, has the ability to create a goal or an opportunity out of thin air. Very much like Mane when he was with us.
      Nailed imo. We didn't play our best vs BHA and SHU tbh, but he nicked a piece of individual brilliance to get the three pts.
      Wondering if he'll be rested for the South Coast Derby with Pompey on Tuesday, though.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Liverpool next season?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          In the politest of terms, Liverpool can go f*** off and scout Roma now ffs xD.

          Unless, ofc, they offer something like 100m. And seeing how much we've squeezed from them in the past, thats not out of the question.

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            😆

  9. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts on my WC team? (0.0 ib)

    Pope
    Trent Digne Aurier
    Sterling Mane De Bruyne Cantwell
    Wilson Abraham Pukki
    Bench: Button, Söyüncü, Lundstram, Dendonker

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      If Aurier cements his place then it looks delicious.

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Very good if Mount is out and you're willing to accept benchings from Aurier

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Aurier a rotation headache. Not for me.

      1. Firmino
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Soyuncu covers that

    4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Lovely balance, and Cantwell can rotate with Soy/Lund. I like it. But Wcarding and not getting Son or Auba is the obvious question mark.

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      That's very similar to my team. Only difference is I have Lanzini instead of Cantwell and dunk instead of Aurier

  10. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    When they will announce fixture schedule from gmwk 11?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Should be any day now.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers

  11. tricpic
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    A) Mane Son and Abraham
    B) Salah Cantwell and Aubameyang

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      B

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      A all day long

  12. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Who,could,threaten Rico s place in the starting 11?

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Kelly once fit, back training this week I believe.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Lloyd Kelly, player for the U23’s last night I think. Plus Adam Smith when he’s back.

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Lloyd Kelly

  13. Captain_Shirokov
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Just joined twitter (like ten years later), any good footie journalists worth a follow?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Jamie Jackson

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      triggerlips

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I did that, still don't understand it.

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Dont know about journos, but football opinions which i rate.

      @PremLeaguePanel
      @ZachLowy

      @HenryWinter is pretty good tbh. @SimonPeach for United stuff.

  14. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Do we think Ndombele goes back into the starting rotation this week?

    1. dmhomag
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      He should. Kane isn't a very good central mid.

  15. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Anything urgent need looking at here? 1FT and 0.2m ITB.

    Adrian

    Digne - TAA - Zinchenko

    Salah - KDB - Mount - Ceballos

    Aguero - Pukki - Haller

    Subs: Button / Lundstran / Cantwell / Rico

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Ceballos must go

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Mount could be injured. I'd play cantwell this week

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Mid looks very light

  16. SH
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Can anyone please enlighten on the right back situation of Aston Villa? Is Guilbert nailed or a rotation risk with El Mohamady? Also, who is the best 4.5 defense for mid-term bar Lowton?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Don't think he's nailed. Go for Mings or Engels they are good on bonus

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you!

  17. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Does this squad need a WC?

    Pope
    VVD Digne Zinchenko Montoya Lundstram
    Sterling Salah KDB Mount McGinn
    Haller Pukki Greenwood

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Probably not

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Nope

  18. Millie7
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    BOTTOMED

    Dreadful last gameweek and a few injuries to consider this week so looking for some help if possible people.

    Pope
    Zinch - Digne - Trent - Montoya*
    Salah - Sterling - De Bruyne - Mount*
    King - Haller

    Heaton - Kelly* - Dendonker - Greenwood

    0.1 ITB 1 FT

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Wait and see on Mount/Montoya. Friday press conferences will help.

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Montoya->Lowton/Mepham.

  19. rdamjan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    What to do with this team. I have 2FTs 0.0 ITB

    GKP: Pope (Button)
    DEF: Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Digne (Lundstram) (Kelly)
    MID: Cantwell, McGinn, Salah, De Bruyne, Sterling
    FWD: Pukki, Haller (Greenwood)

    Plan was Salah & McGinn -> Mane & Mount, but with Mount injury have no idea what to do...

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I would downgrade Robertson for now.

  20. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Why is anyone removing KdB now when he's had his rest? I'm baffled.

    1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Points-chasing.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Son knee jerkers

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      One week blinkers

    4. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I've just transferred him in and am breathing a sigh of relief

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I know. Imo KDB is the best value player in the game.

  21. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    WC draft, all opinions welcomed 😉

    Pope/Button
    TAA/Digne/Aurier/Soy/Lund
    Mane/Son/KDB/Cantwell/Hayden
    Auba/Abraham/Pukki

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Similar to me
      But no Sterling OR Salah seems risky

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Thnik Auba can match Sterling while Mane will match Salah?

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          I don’t think KDB cover Sterling or Aguero though

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Similar to mine. I've gone even cheaper in defence than you with Salah and Kun over Mane and Auba. Good to see others on a similar page lol.

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Still thinking about Salah vs Mane and Auba vs Kun

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah me to. Choosing premiums is difficult. If in doubt I'm going for the more expensive one, safer picks and can always downgrade easily to mane and auba if I want to.

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Aub to Barnes and son to sterling.

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Mount, Haller to Son, Ayew worth it?

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      If mount out yes. Son could go on a run and is captainable next week.

  23. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Think it's time to give up on defense except TAA. I'm just cramming loads of cheap guys in my wildcard. But I've got several players who can get a hat trick any week.

    Pope (Woodman)
    Trent Soyuncu Mings (Rico/ Lundstram)
    Salah KDB Son Cantwell (Hayden)
    Kun (c) Abraham Pukki

    0.1 ITB

    Any better cheap guys to throw in at the back?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Not getting Guilbert over Mings for 0.1 less?

      Maybe play Rico and Lundy for this week? Feel like their fixtueres this GW are better than Soyboy and Mingsy.

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Oh yeah I'm probably playing both of them this week. Should have made that clear. Not sure if I want to spend a bit less for a guy who is not nailed. Mings is good on BPS as well.

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Ah, fairsys. I'm getting Guilbert on my WC.

          Not fancying Engels as a differential pick over the common Mings? Does decently on BAPS as well. And 5% less owned that Mingsy.

          I'm also going TAA + a bunch of cheapies haha.

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            I might so a comparison between them. Mings had a decent goal total in the championship I think. Dont know much about Engels. If I really want to save the 0.1 I will go for Engels.

  24. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    A) AwB, Digne, Zin
    B) TAA, lowton, aurrier/Otamendi

    A or B ?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      TAA is value. Maybe B with Vertonghen?

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Is Vertonghen nailed ? I thought Sanchez n Ander were first choice

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          Sanchez has been terrible this season so far. Verty played the full 90 the last two games and seems a safe pair of feet at the back.

          Rumour surfacing that his head is fully back to Spurs after a difficult summer, and contract talks are being held with him. Idk, feels like he is nailed.

          1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            In fairness to Sanchez, he's been played not once on his preferred side of the CB duo so far this season.

            1. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 25 days ago

              Ahh, that is a good point! But still, the back feels a lot more assured with Verty at the back, so I think he's nailed for now.

  25. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Ok, seems people are thinking the same with cheap defence, so here’s my first go.....

    Heaton Button
    Lascelles Söyüncü Lundstram Guilbert Rico
    Sterling Mane Son Maddison Cantwell
    Pukki Aubemeyang Abraham

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Bargain defence!!

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      I think you need trent still. 21 chances created so far and could have had a brace v Newcastle

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Don’t like fixtures, also UCL now.
        Would need 1.5 from somewhere too

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 25 days ago

          I'd get it from maddison and just play cantwell each week. That's my plan anyway.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 25 days ago

            +1

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Trent v Maddison falls in favour of Trent imo

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Lowton @ 4,5m?
      Lose maddison and get TAA

      Close to what I would want very soon

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks all

  26. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    If aurier nailed then
    KWP > aurier (lei)
    Or,
    Play
    Montoya (new) if fit !!!

  27. casparschwa
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    (A) keep current team:

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Zinch Lundstram (Ward)
    Salah Sterling Son Martial (Dendoncker)
    Pukki Barnes (Greenwood)

    (B) WC to

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Ota Aurier Lundstram (Rico)
    Mane Sterling Son James (Dendoncker)
    Pukki Tammy Wilson

    or (C) WC to

    Pope (Button)
    TAA Digne Aurier Lundstram (Rico)
    Mane Sterling Son James (Dendoncker)
    Pukki Tammy Barnes

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      A

  28. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Mount and Digne to Son and Rico?

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      What? Rico? Not even nailed for Digne?

  29. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Abraham should be on penalties for now right}

    1. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Or Jorginho

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      Lol I don't think so. Jorginho and William will have a claim at them.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      based on what?

  30. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 25 days ago

    Which one of the following do I start for this upcoming GW?

    a) Dendonker vs Palace

    b) McGinn vs Arsenal

    c) Lowton vs Norwich

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      John McGinn.

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 25 days ago

      b