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Is it time to sell Barnes as Wood hits form for Burnley?

Ashley Barnes (£6.6m) has now gone four consecutive matches without an attacking return.

With so many blanks in a row, his owners are likely looking at whether they should be offloading the Burnley forward ahead Gameweek 8.

That said, the Clarets do face another favourable fixture this weekend as Everton come to Turf Moor. The Toffees have conceded at least twice in each of their last five matches.

However, the complicating factor in assessing Barnes’ potential is the recent form of Chris Wood (£6.2m).

Since the former Brighton and Plymouth Argyle striker last found the net, Wood has scored three times.

Is that a trend that will continue in Gameweek 8? We’ve assessed some of the most recent matches to find out whether Barnes is worth holding or if his colleague Wood is hogging the spoils at Burnley.

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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bilva will presumably respond after the deadline and play this week right?

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yip he has until the 9th to appeal so they will take until then so he can play this weekend

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      If he is considered as bang to rights, could take the ban now and get it out of the way?

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      As a person of dark skin, I find the whole thing ridiculous …………...the world has gone mad

  2. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Ryan

    Otamendi TAA VVD Lundstram (KWP)
    Salah Sterling James Mount Cantwell
    Wilson Pukki (Greenwood)

    1.7ITB, 1FT

    Pick one:

    A) Wilson & James =>Auba & Stephens (-4)
    B) Wilson & VVD(do own TAA as well) => Auba & Tomori (-4)
    C) Wilson to Abraham
    D) Save

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      b

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      My personal transfer this week is Wilson IN!.

      But If you have to have Auba, then B.

  3. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    1) Aurier + Barnes -> Tomori + Wilson

    2) VvD + Iwobi -> TAA + Yarm

    1. Bob Vrabkab
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      2

    2. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      1

      2 isn’t bad either

      1. Sloopy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        ^ This!

  4. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Tomori versus Southampton Away or Fredricks/creswell versus palace at Home?

    1. tibollom
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      b

    2. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

  5. gelisiguzel
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Pope
    TAA- Tomori- Ota
    Mane- KDB*- Son- Mount
    Auba(C)- Tammy- Pukki*

    Subs: Cantwell, Pieters, Lunds, Button
    1FT 0.0 ITB

    A) KDB-> Dilva this week and Pukki> Vardy for GW9
    B) KDB> Mahrez this week and Pukki> Collum for GW9
    C) Stick to it and play Cnatwell if KDB is out

    1. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      C.

      Cantwell is an excellent option this week

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      C

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Chances of Aguero & DSilva starting against Wolves?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      64.34%

      1. chilli con kone
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        No way

        It’s 64.35%

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Reported

          1. chilli con kone
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 29 days ago

            My mistake, on second thoughts 64.34% seems about right

  7. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone keen on KDB > Mahrez?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I’ve done it as it filled the deficit for me to get Auba. Means I didn’t have to take funds out of defence and it won’t take much to bring him back if needed later

    2. Holteenderinthesky
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Not worried about Mahrez being benched ?

  8. chilli con kone
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Captain:

    A. Kun
    B. Mahrez
    C. Auba

    1. Holteenderinthesky
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I'm on Auba

    2. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Auba

    3. Wally banter
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      2 of them might not start, auba a better choice

    4. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Seems crazy to not captain city but I believe you may all be correct

    5. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      C

  9. Holteenderinthesky
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Seems to be a lot of love for Mahrez but I can't help thinking its his turn for pep roulette, back to back 90mins. I'd hate to lose KDB for a one week punt for Mahrez to be benched. KDB > Son seems a lot safer.

    1. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      It’s a risk but he’s in form and eased in this season so is probably still pretty fresh

      Obviously goes without saying that there’s no point applying logic to Pep

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Currently debating losing KDB for 1 or 2 weeks as I won't lose any value if he drops at least once. Id hate to do it to then see Mahrez on the bench Vs Wolves though. Might just keep hold of him

        1. chilli con kone
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          If you have a decent sub and don’t need the extra cash straight away then I would bench too

  10. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) James (new)
    B) Lundstram (wat)
    C) Cantwell (AVL)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      b

    4. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      A

  11. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I had a GW rank of 6.7m lol, this season keeps getting better. Looking ahead to IB wildcard, thinking of bringing in Vardy and Mahrez like it's 2015.

  12. Talkaboutluck
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Adrian (4.0)
    TAA Ota Lundy (Lowton) (Rico)
    Mane Son(c) Mount McGinn (Cantwell)
    Aguero Tammy Haller

    Right starting 11 and (c)? With Cantwell first off the bench.

    Which moves would u make?
    (A) Adrian to Pope
    (B) Aguero to Auba
    (C) Mane to Sterling
    (D) Save FT and do a Haller to Vardy and GK switch during IB
    (E) None of the above

    Thanks mates

    1. theoldgit
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      D

    2. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      D

  13. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    A) Auba + Mahrez
    B) Son + KDB

    1. EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      For this week A 100percent

  14. RUUD!
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Any advice for this GW? 1FT with 1.7 in bank.

    Pope
    VVD Matip Otamendi
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
    Pukki Abraham
    4.0 Soyuncu Hanley Greenwood

  15. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Kdb and son out to sterling and Yarmolenko?

  16. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Will Aguero be on international duty after this weekend?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Nope.

    2. Wally banter
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      He dont do international anymore iirc

  17. maxxxus
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Hi all,

    1 FT - 1.6 ITB

    If I am wildcarding next week in GW 9. Should I do:

    A) Jota --> Abraham
    B) Jota --> Auba + KDB --> 6.6 (Yarmo)
    C) Other suggestions with this lot?

    Pope - Heaton
    Robbo - Dunk - Lowton - Zinch - Soy
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Cantwell - Mount
    Greenwood - Pukki - Jota

    Thanks

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I don't think I would sell KDB yet.

      You have a good bench.

      Maybe just do the Jota to Tammy move

      1. maxxxus
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Just so you know I have Dunk (tot H) coming in of the bench to replace KDB. Not a great fixture 🙂

  18. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Afternoon all

    Hoping KDB isn’t out for long (especially after Pep comments post-match re expecting back after IB).

    Anything need changing here? Hoping to WC after IB or possibly even later.

    1FT 0.2itb
    Heaton
    VVD, Ota, Lunds
    Salah, Sterling (C), KDB*, Mount
    Pukki (v), Haller, Abraham
    (Button) (Cantwell, Söyüncü, Rico)

    Cheers!

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Kdb doubt for wolves

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I know. That’s why he’s starred but I have Cantwell to come in if KDB doesn’t play so all good.

  19. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    A buddy made hits before later activating the wildcard, the wildcard removes hits taken yeah?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Correct, your 'buddy' will be fine 😉

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Hahaha ok I activated my wildcard 🙂

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks all

  20. Markus
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I may end up with egg on my face, and maybe there is a real injury n will be out for a bit, but surely, surely the kdb injury is a calculated international break ploy... Just wait for him to narrowly miss out on the weekend so need the break to recover and be ready for first game back. Feels almost inevitable!

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      If it helps you sleep at night, I will say I agree with you.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I know a new Oct catchphrase when I see one.

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          😀

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      It's pretty obvious in my eyes.

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Surely he would have got the “injury” against Wolves in that case?

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Seems like a legitimate injury IMHO.

    5. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Real injury, but looks likely to be back for the first game after the IB!

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Should I keep Aguero and DSilva?

    1. Holteenderinthesky
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

  22. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Ole said Martial might be ready for Newcastle? lolllllllllllll

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Link?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Solskjaer suggested Martial could recover for Sunday's trip to Newcastle.

        "Maybe weekend," he said. "If not, after international break. Not Europa, no. Wan-Bissaka? Not sure."

        MEN

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks for this.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Martial should've double dropped by now. # feck fpl tower

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks for sharing.

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I already feel like an idiot for holding him this long and enduring one awful week after another, if I hold again and he doesn't play, I think I'll lose it.

  23. Invincibles
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Could Vardy & Wilson be a good set and forget forward 2, whilst investing in premium mids and TAA? Starting to think this would play out well over the season (value wise).

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      It is what I'm thinking.

  24. Holteenderinthesky
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    What to do with this lot. 1FT 0.7ITB.

    Pope,
    Otamendi, Guilbert, Lundstram
    Salah, KDB, Mount, Cantwell
    Aguero, Auba (C), Pukki

    Button, Dendonker, M.Niles, Soyuncu.

    Do I lose KDB? (Not much Value tied up). Or just swap M.Niles to someone like Tomori?

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      B

  25. Murder On Zidanesfloor
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth last season.

  26. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Benching headache, whom should I start?

    1) Tomori (sou)
    2) Lundstram (wat)
    3) Cantwell (AVL)
    4) Barnes (EVE)

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      2 out of these 4.

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        I always go for the attackers in benching headache decisions so 3 & 4

      2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Barnes and Cantwell

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Shucks, one of whom must be 1 or 2

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Lundstram and Cantwell

      2. Holteenderinthesky
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Tomori & Barnes

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      2 and 4 to start

  27. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Captain out of:
    A)Aguero
    B)Son
    C)Abraham
    D)Pukki
    E) Salah
    Thanks

    1. TopwithKlopp
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      a or e

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Chickentikka Mo Salah

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      E

  28. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Best option here

    A: Mount + Kane
    B: James + Auba
    C: Mount + Auba (-4)

    1. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      C (longterm)

  29. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    I have both KDB and Aurier and 2FTs.

    Would it be foolish to switch Mané to Sterling and Kun to Aubameyang instead?

    Liked the look of Razza when he came on last night and Kun has been rather wasteful recently plus he might not start at the weekend.

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Keep KDB, does depend what you got him for, and move out Aurier.

    2. RyanHemmings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      I think that's a very sensible move. You should however make sure you have an exit strategy for when you might want to sign a Liverpool attacker if they hit form or ahead of GW12-13.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 29 days ago

        Thank you both. I bought KDB for 9.5 so will keep until after the intl break.

        Aurier must go for sure but may decide to bring in Çağlar for him next gameweek.

  30. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 29 days ago

    Would you keep KDB and do Aurier to Tomori or Creswell?

    Pope
    TAA/Ota/Lund
    Mane/KDB*/Son/Cantwell
    Auba(c)/Pukki/Abraham

    Button/Soy/Aurier*/Hayden*

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yes.

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Tomori

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 29 days ago

      Yep

    4. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 29 days ago

      NOT Creswell

      Yes