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Scout Notes

Salah continues home scoring run as Abraham ends recent drought

There were some important goals for Fantasy Premier League managers in Wednesday night’s Champions League matches.

With some big decisions looming ahead of Gameweek 8, several key players impressed in European action.

However, performances from both Liverpool and Chelsea might have one or two concerned about the defensive assets on offer…

Liverpool 4-3 Salzburg

Goals: Sadio Mané (£11.6m), Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), Mohamed Salah x2 (£12.5m)

Assists: Roberto Firmino x3 (£9.6m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m)

In Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Salzburg, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) proved just how much he enjoys scoring at Anfield this season.

The Egyptian found the net twice on Wednesday night, taking his goal tally at home in 2019/20 to six in four matches.

That may be of encouragement to Salah’s owners heading into a Gameweek 8 meeting with Leicester at Anfield, amid questions over whether he is still worth the money.

While the Foxes may bring a more organised defence to Merseyside than Salzburg did, Salah remains without a blank in front of his own supporters this season.

Salah slams home Liverpool’s winning goal on Wednesday night

His first goal on Wednesday night was admittedly helped by visiting goalkeeper Cican Stankovic, who poorly parried Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.6m) header into Salah’s path but the second strike was impressive.

With Liverpool having surrendered their 3-0 lead and in need of some inspiration going forward, it was Salah’s determination that told as he got into a position to latch onto the end of another Firmino header and blast a winning goal past the goalkeeper in front of the Kop End.

Salah could have arguably come away from this match with further attacking returns if he had been a bit more on his game, which could indicate more to come on Saturday afternoon.

Mané opened the scoring for Liverpool against Salzburg

The same goes for Sadio Mané (£11.6m) who enjoyed an excellent first half and probably should have scored more than his one goal.

The Senegalese international opened the scoring after an excellent run around the back, an exchange with Firmino and a clever finish under the goalkeeper.

Mané now has three goals at Anfield this season, having blanked in his first two of the campaign, against Norwich (Gameweek 1) and Arsenal (Gameweek 3).

Even though he failed to get on the scoresheet midweek, this was a game where Firmino still had a big impact.

Firmino continues to be an important part of Liverpool’s attack

He was involved in three of Liverpool’s four goals, providing the key pass for two of them and prompting another with his shot saved by the goalkeeper.

The Brazilian’s record at Anfield has also been impressive this season, Wednesday night taking his attacking return tally there in all competitions to six, although all of them have been assists.

Amid talk of his viability against the likes Salah or Mané, Firmino’s current form could help his case although it may be hard to say he offers the same of goal threat as his attacking colleagues.

Liverpool conceded three times on Wednesday night

While interest in Liverpool attacking assets may have been boosted by their display at Anfield, owners of defensive ones may have been somewhat concerned.

Despite soaring into a 3-0 lead, the Reds surrendered it and conceded three times in a 20-minute spell, once before half-time and twice after it.

Salzburg certainly forced the issue by changing their system, pushing a man out of midfield and into a more advanced position beyond Liverpool’s central trio of Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m), Fabinho (£5.5m) and Jordan Henderson (£5.4m).

However, in the absence of the injured Joel Matip (£5.5m), there were still poor performances in the backline that probably further hammer nails into the coffin of a Liverpool defensive double-up, especially considering their upcoming fixtures.

Gomez did not have the best of nights against Salzburg

Joe Gomez (£5.2m) came in for Matip and had a particularly poor game.

He and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) were caught of position by a quick free-kick for the second goal, which allowed Hwang Hee-Chan to cross for Takumi Minamino, who found the back of the net.

Gomez was at his worst for the third goal, although Alexander-Arnold should arguably also take some of the blame.

Substitute Erling Håland was positioned between the two players in the six-yard box with the ball out on Liverpool’s left and neither one of them picked him up.

Gomez attempted to direct Alexander-Arnold to get closer to the centre-forward before the ball came in but never looked over his shoulder to check if he had been picked up – which he hadn’t.

That left Håland completely free to tap in Minamino’s cross when it inevitably arrived.

Wednesday night saw a rare poor performance from van Dijk

It must also be said that Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) also endured a rare poor game. He could have arguably done a better job cutting out Minamino’s cross for the third goal and was also left somewhat wrong-footed by Hwang for Salzburg’s first goal of the night.

Such a below-par performance from Liverpool’s defence may have inspired confidence in Leicester’s attacking players, especially given the Foxes’ impressive start to the campaign. If Matip continues to be absent on Saturday that may also give Brendan Rodgers’ side a boost.

“Christian Fuchs was here tonight as a pundit and all of the others [Leicester players] were on the sofa and watched the game, so that’s slightly different preparation for that game. I am sure Brendan Rodgers thinks if we protect like we did tonight then Jamie Vardy will probably run through five times alone on the goalkeeper.” – Jurgen Klopp

However, Liverpool’s defensive prospects were not helped in this match by some poor game management by players further forward.

Even while the score was at 3-1, there was perhaps too much adventurous counter-attacking play from the hosts, when such a winning position did not call for it.

This left lots of space for Salzburg to work in and create problems for Liverpool.

“The main problem was that we tried to finish our situations off through the middle of the park; they had one midfielder less in the defensive [area] because they took a bit more risk and left a No.10 in between the lines. So they had one midfielder less and we still tried to push through the centre. We lost the balls there, they passed the ball to the No.10, he could turn at the back of Fabinho, could turn and counter-attack. That changed the momentum of the game.” – Jurgen Klopp

“They scored their goal, then at half-time we tried to adjust but all the goals they scored – first goal, we lost the ball easy; second or third goal, we lost the ball easy. Counter-attacks, when you are 3-1 up, makes not a lot of sense.” – Jurgen Klopp

Milner stamped his authority on midfield to give Liverpool more control on the match

Klopp solved this problem by changing his own system to suit the visitors.

James Milner (£5.3m) replaced Henderson to bring some control to Liverpool’s midfield while the introduction of Divock Origi (£5.3m) for Wijnaldum shifted the formation from a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1.

Milner sat deep with Fabinho to protect the defence, while Origi, Mané and Salah supported Firmino as a front-four.

“We changed the system as well, to give them a few more questions. One of the problems of the game was maybe that in the first half an hour the boys had to work really hard for it but it felt so easy – pass the ball left, accelerate, being in the half-space. I don’t know how often we had a midfielder in completely free space – Gini or Sadio, we pass the ball through the last line or from the full-back, they were completely free and could turn. The only thing they changed was to a diamond, and then in a few different areas a bit more man-orientated. You still have to get the ball but be orientated, turn if there is no pressure. We now felt pressure from everywhere that was not there, so we passed all these balls back to the centre-half and tried to do something. I was already shouting in the first half that we had to use our structure again. But that’s obviously easier said than done. There are a lot of things to learn from, a lot of things to improve but still, the target before the game was winning – now we did, so I’m obviously fine with that. Now let’s carry on.” – Jurgen Klopp

Andrew Robertson scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday night

Perhaps the only encouraging factors to take away from Liverpool’s defence was the continued attacking threat offered by Alexander-Arnold and left-back Andrew Robertson (£6.9m).

Both players made big contributions to the Reds’ play going forward and there was a much-deserved first goal of the campaign for Robertson.

He made a surging run out from the back into a centre-forward’s position so that he was in the right place on the near post when Alexander-Arnold’s cross came in.

The ball flashed across the Scottish international who tapped it home with the composure one would expect from Salah or Mané.

“It was a nice one to be fair! I quite enjoyed it! Running front stick, being the furthest man up the pitch, that’s not usually me but I think I started it and cut into Hendo and then look, I know what Trent’s delivery’s like and I knew that nine out of 10 are pinpoint accurate. I knew if I could get in front of the defender then I had a chance and it was just about making a clean connection. Luckily I did it and it’s the first goal of the season, obviously the first one in the Champions League. I hope to add more this season and hopefully, it’s the first of a couple I get.” – Andrew Robertson

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum (Origi 64′), Fabinho, Henderson (Milner 62′); Mané, Firmino, Salah (Keïta 90+1′).

Lille 1-2 Chelsea

Goals: Tammy Abraham (£7.6m), Willian (£7.0m)

Assists: Fikayo Tomori (£4.6m), Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m)

Tammy Abraham ended a three-match run without a goal by scoring in the Champions League for the first time on Wednesday night.

That will encourage his owners who have now experienced two FPL blanks in a row.

Now with eight goals in all competitions this season for Chelsea, it is worth pointing out that six of these have been registered away from home, Abraham blanking in four of his five at Stamford Bridge.

If that trend were to continue it might cause some concern for the Gameweek 9 visit of Newcastle to Stamford Bridge, but the next four matches see Chelsea away from home three times.

Abraham celebrates scoring his first-ever Champions League goal

“Tammy’s performance was more of the same of what we’re seeing. He’s hungry for goals. He’s physical, he gives everything for the team and has quality when the ball is at his feet. Of course, there is some improvement to be had but he’s showing that.” – Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard does, of course, have options to rotate Abraham out of the starting XI for any given match, with Michy Batshuayi (£6.6m) and Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) waiting in the wings.

However, given that the manager has indicated this will only happen if Abraham’s levels drop, the fact the player is in form and earning praise from Lampard is good news for his Fantasy owners.

“It’s competitive because the minute Tammy’s levels drop we’ll look to Giroud and Batshuayi and if they are pushing him if they can come in and make a difference. At the minute Tammy is doing really well. For his first Champions League goal, we’ll see many more I hope and many more performances like tonight.” – Frank Lampard

After going with 4-3-3 in the win over Brighton, Lampard lined his Chelsea side up in a 3-4-2-1 formation against Lille which made for some interesting Fantasy talking points.

Tomori continues to look like a promising FPL asset

The three-man defence was made up of Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m), Kurt Zouma (£4.8m) and Fikayo Tomori (£4.6m), the latter getting his second attacking return of the campaign.

With the 3-4-2-1 set-up, it allowed the centre-backs to get involved in distribution a little more, and Tomori was the one who played the ball in for Abraham’s opening goal.

However, it must be said that the young centre-back was fortunate on two occasions not to cost his side the three points in the closing stages.

While in possession at the back, he showed too much of the ball to striker Victor Osimhen in the 88th minute, who chased him down and latched onto an undercooked pass back to Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m).

Thankfully, the goalkeeper bailed him out and snatched the ball back cleanly, despite claims from the home fans for a penalty.

A few minutes later Tomori and Kepa got into a mix-up once again. This time it was the goalkeeper whose pass did not reach its intended destination, communication between him and the defender breaking down. Osimhen again found himself in possession in a dangerous area but Kepa dove at his feet to reclaim the ball once again.

“In preparation for this game, watching (Osimhen’s) performances and now knowing his story as well – he was hugely impressive. I knew tonight would be a very tough night for our defenders. Not just from him but their attacking threat. His performance individually was really good. He gave our defenders a problem all the time.” – Frank Lampard

Azpilicueta played at centre-back, allowing James to play at right wing-back

Azpilicueta occupying one of the centre-back slots allowed Reece James (£5.0m) to start at right wing-back, indicating that his first involvement in Premier League matches may not be too far around the corner.

The promising defender played 67 minutes and was largely solid, although did pick up a bad yellow card.

Lampard explained after the game that James’ withdrawal was not related to injury or the yellow card, he simply made a tactical change, by bringing on Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.9m) to take the pressure off the Champions League debutant.

“There were loads of signs of team improvement tonight and from individuals – Reece James, for instance, thrown into his first game in the Champions League and he looked so comfortable. The only reason I changed was tactical and because he hasn’t had many games.” – Frank Lampard

Alonso was a key attacking outlet for Chelsea in France

On the opposite flank of Chelsea’s midfield was left wing-back Marcos Alonso (£6.2m) who appears to be slowly returning to the Fantasy asset we had become accustomed to.

He got forward regularly against Lille and played some excellent balls into the box. During the first half, he could have got himself an assist as he set up Mason Mount (£6.7m) for a shot that was blocked.

However, as we should probably expect by now, Alonso was somewhat suspect defensively, beaten several times by Lille wide-man Jonathan Bamba.

That said, Chelsea looked considerably more likely to concede from set-pieces than from open play.

They were boosted by the return of N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m) from a hamstring injury in the middle of the park where he played 90 minutes Jorginho (£5.0m).

However, their defending from corners was certainly questionable. Nobody picked up Osimhen well enough in the first half, who found it too easy to head beyond Kepa.

Meanwhile, Lille’s other big chance in the game came when Benjamin André was left unmarked to steer an effort wide of the post.

“Set pieces are a problem for us and we have to keep working on them even more.” – Frank Lampard

Willian scored an excellent winning goal against Lille

As already mentioned, Hudson-Odoi featured as a second-half substitute but his impact was big.

He provided an excellent cross in the 77th minute, which looped over everyone in the box to find Willian on the far side.

His volley beat the goalkeeper via a bounce off the ground to win the game, making it two goals in as many games in all competitions for the Brazilian.

“I’ve got no news on the Willian contract. That’s a conversation between Willian’s representatives and the club. Everyone can see I’m happy with how Willian is playing and the way he is playing.” – Frank Lampard

Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Kepa; Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Jorginho, Kanté, R James (Hudson-Odoi 67′); Mount (Kovačić 87′), Willian (Pedro 85′); Abraham.

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Lessons Learned from Gameweek 7

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  1. Mikha In A Tutu
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Pope
    Arnold Otamendi Lundstram
    Sterling (C) Mané Mount Cantwell
    Aguero Pukki Abraham
    Bench: Heaton Ceballos Kelly Hanley
    GTG?

    1. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      yes

  2. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    With WC in my pocket and KDB injury, anyone else looking to use this period for an aggressive wild card. KDB to a one week punt this week then hit wildcard.

    Why a WC could be good for my team:
    Salah out to Auba, playing the fixtures
    Maximize Leicester fixtures with Vardy and double def
    I have Cantwell as my 4th mid, given their away form I need to address this
    I dont have Mount which keeps hurting, nor an easy way to him

    WC to something like

    Pope
    TAA Chilwell Tomori (Soyuncu, Rico)
    McGinn Sterling KDB Mount (Cantwell)
    Tammy Auba Vardy

    Rotating Soy, McGinn and Cantwell for one spot and to cover city roulette. Salah is a double move away, Auba and Mcginn to Salah and greenwood

    1. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      looks good mate, not too sure on triple leicester yet especially double def.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        i love a double up, looking for ways to get raises up the OR. Have to be a little bit wild, given its called 'wildcard'

        1. Hypnos
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          they have been looking solid. you may be a week or two ahead of the rest

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            this is for next week WC, not this week btw

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      yes totally looking at doing this. I guess it's my current team being ok that is holding me back. But it's just doing ok.

      I got KDB at 9.5m so not sure about ditching until further info.
      My WC would be similar apart from a few.

      Perrira-Tomori-Taa
      KDB-Sterling-Mount-Yarmelanko
      Vardy-Auba-Tammy/Pukki

      or maybe Soyunchu-Willian

      Anything holding you back or are you just going for it?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        its just my current team is decent but OR rank is treading water around 350k and keen to kick on. not to worried about KDB value as SV is 9.8 so reckon i'll only miss out on 0.1 with him.

        Tough right!

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          for example, I could keep salah and hide KDB this week even with an awful bench and do Coleman and Haller to fodder and Vardy for free next week with 2 FT

          1. Old Gregg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            Similar moves again. With 2FT.

            I could do VVD + Pukki/Wilson > Soy + Vardy.

            this is also adding to the 'do I really need to WC qustion

        2. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          Yeah i'm at 380K. I guess it all depends on Auba this weekend.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            agreed but need to know prior to move out KDB or not

  3. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    I do have a feeling Mahrez will start and he does appear to be a differential, for me.

    My question is, Mahrez, Yarmolenko or Aub as captain?

    Pope
    TAA Otamendi Lundstram
    Mahrez Yarmolenko Salah Son
    Abraham Aubameyang Pukki

    Button, Soyuncu, Rico, Oriol Romeu

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Mahrez if you think he starts

    2. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Mahrez

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Too risky, I'd go Auba out of those options.

  4. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Complete the front line for the next 5-6 fixtures :

    Auba - Tammy - ?

    Fill in the blank:

    - Wilson
    - Pukki
    - Vardy
    - firmino (own no pool attacker)

    (Is tammy the real deal even?? please discuss)

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Like the look of vardt tbf

    2. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Vardy or Wilson after this GW. Pukki for this GW.

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        yes im thinking the same...interestingly Vardy has hauled in his easy fixtures and blanked in the tougher ones up until now....his fixtures will now become easy so i think he is the best option.....plus wilson although he looks good has been a little lucky in some games with his assists, and his fixtures do stiffen up after the next few so im leaning towards swapping pukki out for vardy after the villa game.

        do i need a pool attacker though?

        1. The Pope
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          I don't think you do yet, due to fixtures, they're not as good captain choices as you would like them to be for their prices. I don't own one if that reassures you

          1. joeydelucchi
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            great thanks for your reply, it really does reassure me......i have built a very nice team without one and just feel like all my players are better options right now (except possibly mane...but 11.6m!! is too much and i like having the all round quality of spreading the funds)

    3. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      with Vardy that attack looks like you may be sacrificing other areas. Abraham been looking like a top talent for quite a while now.

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        with vardy my team would be this as of next week

        Pope
        taa lunny pereira
        MAHREZ kdb yarm son
        VARDY tammy auba

        Ceballos rico kelly mcgovern

        1. Hypnos
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          like this. reckon this team will do well over the period you stated

          1. joeydelucchi
            • 2 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            thanks mate, im hoping so

        2. Aftermath
          • 3 Years
          18 days, 17 hours ago

          Exactly my team! Looks good I must say

  5. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Don't know what to do here with KDB being out.
    0.7ITB, 1FT
    Pope (Button)
    TAA Otamendi Lundstram (Rico Soy)
    Sterling KDB* Son Cantwell (Nakamba)
    Aubameyang(c) Abraham Pukki

    Don't like the look of any of the bench options to come on for him. Could upgrade Rico to Tomori potentially but I do like the value Rico provides.
    Any advice is appreciated 🙂

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      No one has any ideas?

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Similar position.

      Also mulling over whether to WC over IB or leave it alone.

      Unless you want to sell KdB and potentially have to get him back next GW I'd save and play Rico in the hope you might get an assist from him. (Not unrealistic against that Arsenal defence)

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        I've had KDB since gw1 so I've got value tied up in him making me reluctant to sell.

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          I got him at 9.7 and so will lose 0.2. I'm tempted to sell to Mahrez this week.

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 17 hours ago

            I got at 9.5 so will lose 0.3. Idk if that's worth it or not

  6. The Pope
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    What moves are needed here?

    Pope / Button
    Trent Zinchenko Lundstram / Soyuncu Kelly
    Sterling Son Mount Cantwell / Dendoncker
    Aguero Haller Pukki

    1. Aguero -> Auba
    2. Aguero + Dendoncker -> Auba + Mahrez (-4)
    3. Zinchenko -> Otamendi
    4. Zinchenko -> Tomori
    5. Zinchenko + Dendoncker -> Tomori + Mahrez (-4)
    6. Save

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Still 6

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      in the same pickle with Aguero

      2

  7. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Ugh. Full page of people’s teams. *Logs out*

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Bye

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Me too *logs out*

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Baaaaaah

    4. Prisoner B5160-8
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      The Pool-less attacks are entertaining at least.

  8. payetisgod
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi all,

    Could you rate the below for this week alone, Playing Free hit this week pending KDB news as bought him in on a hit. Could be many arguments out there that my current team could still score as well but this hasn't been the case this season and im sitting at 2.7m - never been in this position before usually a 200ker ha.

    Agree Free Hit should be used in the blanks and the DGW but with them being so far away and me being 100+ points from top in a number of key money mini leagues I could be well and truly out of the running when the 'best time' to use a free hit comes into scope!

    Therefore, KDB and possibly Cantwell news is more likely to drop me further behind (especially as I made the decision to drop KUN to get him in)

    Free hit team
    Ederson/Button
    Maguire/TAA/Tomori/Lundy/4.3
    Mahrez/Sterling/Yarma/Mount/4.3
    Auba/Pukki/Firminio

    Current team
    Button/Pope
    TAA/Ota/Lundy/Rico/Soy
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Cantwell/Mount
    4.4/Pukki/Tammy
    2m ITB
    (W/C has been used.. yep its been that bad)

    Concerns of no salah and aguero but hopefully sterling/mahrez and bobby/TAA can make the points up?

    Feedback from anyone that has been in a similar situation would be very much appreciated!

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      ThIs PoSt Is ToO lOnG

      1. payetisgod
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        what a reckless thing to say

        1. Recklesss
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          Just looking out for you

          1. payetisgod
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            very kind, can you provide some further guidance on what to do this week

            1. Recklesss
              • 4 Years
              18 days, 18 hours ago

              Save your FH, its not worth it to use. Takes hits if need be but your team looks fine plus the International break is coming, so no need to rush into moves.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Many have the same issue(s). Team looks basically fine, probably better than mine this week

      1. payetisgod
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        thanks MT - yeah agreed. Issue is those with the same issue have probably had KDB a while, so are much further up the rankings and 2 didn't take a hit.

        Could it be a good time to capitalize?

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          Could be but the past is gone so can only improve via the current/future. I wouldn't personally risk a free hit with say Mahrez/Aguero when uncertain about start - but if you're right then yes there's potential to capitalise.

          For info you can't see whether people have taken a hit any more until the gw rolls over.

    3. payetisgod
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      thanks both - advice is taken onboard!

    4. socho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 17 hours ago

      I am 100% in the same position. Got rid of Aguero for KDB and have Cantwell. I opted not to go for it. I dont see a Free hit team capable of smashing it this week particularly. Many tight fixtures.

      1. payetisgod
        • 3 Years
        18 days, 16 hours ago

        Oh lovely... someone to share the pain with ha! What is your OR currently?

        I keep looking at the team and liking the prospects of it - potentially would swap mahrez with dsilva due to pep roulette.

  9. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Salah/Aguero to Auba/Sterling (for a -4) ???

    1FT 1.2 ITB
    Pope (Heaton)
    VVD, Otamendi, Lundstram, (Rico, Aurier)
    Salah, KDB, McGinn, Mount, Dendo
    Aguero, Pukki, Abraham.

    Or hold and upgrade Aurier to Digne one game punt) or even upgrading Dendo

    Will WC in the international break. Due to tough Liverpool and Aston villa run in and a defensive shack up and want some Leicester

    Any thoughts?

    1. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      digne yes

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      KDB to Mahrez, one week punt (depending on SP and PP)

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Cheers guys

      Gonna leave KDB as it seems one week

      Yeah it is upgrade Aurier or play safer with Auba/Sterling. Sterling more nailed than Aguero and Sterling will outscored Salah quite a bit I think

  10. Sotamendi84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    1FT
    A) keep zincheco one more week snd save or
    B) get otamendi (i will be outpriced maybe tonight)

    1. Recklesss
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      B - if you want Man City a defender moving forward.

  11. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Seriously annoyed by this KDB injury, I was already playing both Cantwell and Lundstram this week and looking forward to it knowing lots of ppl will bench them. Now with KDB out, people have an excuse to play them and I have no one else I want to bring off my bench with Rico and Soy having bad fixtures 🙁

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Only losers want a 10m player on the bench. Transfer him out like me x

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        But I've had him since the beginning so got some good value tied up in him

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          9.7m sell value? He’ll drop by 0.1m so probably lose 0.2m

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            Yep, I think this is well worth it to have a premium asset playing over Rico or Soy with dodgy fixtures

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 18 hours ago

              I’ll ship for a hit if he’s confirmed out

          2. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            This

          3. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            But if hes only out 1 week is it worth using 2FT to get him out and in again and losing 0.2m?

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              18 days, 18 hours ago

              Depends on your bench

    2. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      you'll want him back after IB, remember that.

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        assuming he's fit*

        1. Hypnos
          • 4 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          injury news on him doesn't sound too bad. Would rather keep this week and transfer him out over the IB if he's not fit

          1. The_Fish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            18 days, 18 hours ago

            I don't think holding onto Mahrez for an extra week when KDB is back would be such a bad move tbh.

  12. Kizza_10
    • 5 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Which option do you prefer ?

    1.
    Out: Barnes & KDB
    In: C.Wilson & Son

    2.
    Out: Barnes & KDB
    In: Vardy & Mahrez

    3.
    Out: Barnes & KDB
    In: Aubameyang & Yarmolenko

    1. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      All good tbh, but probs 1 or 3. 1 gives you an easy opportunity to get KdB back in

      1. Hypnos
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        agree with this - 2 is another transfer waiting to happen with Mahrez

  13. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Only for this GW:

    A) Haller + Cantwell + 4

    B) Auba + Yarmolenko

    1. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      A unless Cantwell injured

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      B

    3. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      save your FT mate

  14. The Head-Ake
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, AWB, Matip
    Salah, KDB, Sterling(c), McGinn
    Tammy, Pukki

    Bench: Button, Dendoncker, Kelly, Greenwood. 2 FT and 0.3 ITB. What do I do? Haven't played in 2-3 weeks and am out of the loop. What moves look good?

    1. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      over the next couple weeks; AWB and Digne can be downgraded to enablers and upgrade Greenwood to Wilson or Vardy/Auba if you can afford

  15. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    KDB and Haller to Aubameyang(c) and Yarma -4?

    1. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Who would you captain otherwise?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        Salah probably

        1. The Pope
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          18 days, 18 hours ago

          I agree with the other two tbh. Keep Haller for one more week, if he returns keep for the next 3. If he doesn't get out. Just captain Salah this GW or go KdB -> Mahrez/Sterling (c).

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Haller could bite you in the arse by selling this week

    3. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      personally wouldn't lose Haller just yet, this week is make or break for him

  16. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Is KDB confirmed out for this GW?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Not yet

    2. Hypnos
      • 4 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      100% out

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        Since when?

      2. Hypnos
        • 4 Years
        18 days, 18 hours ago

        sorry he's not out completely. That was for the midweek game

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Not yet, but most of us KdB owners suspect he will be rested this weekend to give him 3 weeks to fully recover.

      As much as its annoying as a KdB owner that would be the right thing for Pep to do for the player's health sake.

      1. Pillson
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 17 hours ago

        Yes, doubt Pep will risk him in a home fixture with his plethora of options

  17. Hypnos
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Pope
    Ota TAA Lundstram Soy
    Sterling Salah McGinn Ceballos
    Abraham Haller
    (Button; Greenwood, Kelly, KDB)

    Who should start out of Soy (liv), Greenwood (new) and Kelly (whu)?

    1. The Pope
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 18 hours ago

      Soy. But I'd start KdB with Soy first sub

    2. Pillson
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 17 hours ago

      Kelly for me

  18. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    18 days, 18 hours ago

    Are Fredericks and Diop nailed on?

  19. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    Leicester City

    Attacking wise GW9-GW17 = Great
    Defensive wise G13-G17 = Great

    1. Legend of Rosický
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 17 hours ago

      Can see a CS in 2 out of 9, 10 and 11

  20. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    Play Ceballos or Cantwell? On Cantwell atm

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      18 days, 17 hours ago

      Sell Ceballos

      Play Cantwell

    2. Pillson
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 17 hours ago

      Play Cantwell

    3. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Rumours of Cantwell hammy tweak, monitor...

  21. Pillson
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    2 free transfers. Wanting to just use 1, but don't see an obvious move. Any suggestions? £0 ITB

    Pope
    TAA, Ota, Digne
    Salah (C), De Bruyne, Son, Cantwell
    Wilson, Abraham, Pukki

    Heaton, Lund, Ward, Hayden

    Happy for Lund to come in for De Bruyne for the week.

    If nothing more exciting thinking of doing Ward -> cheap to save £0.4m or so

    1. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Really like the team, hold

  22. Legend of Rosický
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 17 hours ago

    Would be the worst week for it to happen, but I can really see Mount being rested. Bad to worse.

    1. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      Barkley brace incoming

  23. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    18 days, 14 hours ago

    I have sterling and KDB, who scores more over next 6ish weeks:

    A) Mahrez and CWilson
    B) mcginn and Auba

    1. SafetyDance
      • 2 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      The one with Auba. Essential.

  24. DortmundisLove
    • 4 Years
    18 days, 10 hours ago

    Who would you transfer out for Auba?
    A) Wilson
    B) Abraham
    C) Pukki

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      18 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd keep all 3 this week. C if pushed.

      1. SafetyDance
        • 2 Years
        18 days, 10 hours ago

        Agreed.

  25. Clinton19
    • 1 Year
    18 days, 1 hour ago

    Pope Adrian
    TAA, Kelly, Rico, Lunds, Pieters
    KDB, Salah, Sterling, Cantwell, Son
    Pukki, Greenwood, Tammy

    Any suggestions on what to do with this team?
    1FT and 0.5m in the bank
    I'm trying to get Auba in my team which is the best way to do it?

    1. Clinton19
      • 1 Year
      18 days, 1 hour ago

      Please note I've used my wildcard already