Scout Notes

Mane hits the FPL summit as Salah’s form and fitness suffers

Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

  • Goals: Trezeguet (£5.2m) | Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), Sadio Mane (£11.9m)
  • Assists: John McGinn (£5.8m) | Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold  (£7.2m)
  • Bonus: Mane x3, Alexander-Arnold x2, Robertson x1

Late goals from Andrew Robertson (£6.9m) and Sadio Mane (£11.9m) earned Liverpool a dramatic win against a tenacious Aston Villa.

The strikes also marked significant Fantasy milestones for both scorers.

Robertson’s powerful close-range header, from a Mane cross, levelled the match with three minutes of regular time remaining.

It was the Scot’s first league goal of the season which, with a bonus point added, gave him a nine-point haul that took him above fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) defender standings.

As for Mane, his winner in the fourth minute of time added on helped him to a 12-point tally, including maximum bonus, that confirmed him as FPL’s highest-scoring asset of 2019/20 so far.

The Senegal international is now 12 points clear of team-mate Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), a gulf that only looks likely to widen on present form.

The Egyptian has been playing with a niggling ankle injury in recent weeks, but his output had begun to slow even before that.

Salah has managed just one goal and an assist from his last five starts. Mane, by contrast, has two goals and three assists over the same timeframe and his superior attacking threat was painfully clear at Villa Park – as we discuss in the Members Analysis section below.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was certainly positive about his decision to replace Salah with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m), and swap Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m) out for Divock Origi (£5.3m), after 65 minutes.

Klopp said:

Then we could change twice, fresh legs and shooting from distance – Ox helps massively with situations like that. We brought Sadio to the right side, Ox left in the half-space, opening the space for Robbo then going inside. That was really good.

Fantasy managers have been offloading the Egyptian for some time now: he’s lost nearly 900,000 owners since Gameweek 8 and is currently the second-most-sold player heading into Gameweek 12.

Mane, meanwhile, grows ever more popular. He’s third for Gameweek 12 transfers in and is now owned by 31.6% of FPL managers, compared to the 28.3% on Salah.

Alexander-Arnold’s corner produced the assist for Mane’s winner and the young right-back earned two bonus points after yet another eye-catching attacking performance.

If the battle between Mane and Salah seems to be only going in one direction, the relative merits of the two Liverpool full-backs is far less clear-cut.

What is becoming rather more evident is that the Reds’ lack of clean sheets – just two in 11 matches now – means the 42.8% of managers who have made Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) the most owned defender in FPL have saved themselves a bit of money at the expense of an ever-increasing amount of points.

Van Dijk has 38 points, with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold on 52 and 50 respectively.

Further up the pitch, Roberto Firmino (£9.5m) remains a popular choice, with 12% ownership.

But his recent output is even worse than Salah’s, with five straight blanks, although he was unfortunate not to end the drought against Villa when he steered a Mane cross into the net, only for VAR to adjudge him offside by what essentially amounted to a single armpit hair.

The Brazilian’s backers have been pretty patient through his barren spell, perhaps holding out for a change in fortunes as Liverpool’s fixtures ease following next week’s huge home match with Manchester City.

It will need to be a significant change, however, as there are a number of strikers providing a lot more bang for similar, and frequently fewer, bucks.

Mane and Adam Lallana (£5.8m) both missed excellent chances before Liverpool’s late show as the Reds fired in a total of 25 attempts to the home side’s five. A chunky 18 of those came in the penalty area as Villa sat deep to absorb pressure.

That tactic has served Dean Smith’s side well this season, but the idea that it is sustainable seems questionable. No team has allowed more shots than Villa’s 213, although six sides have conceded more than their 51 attempts on target.

Should their opponents become more clinical, their goals conceded total – already a fourth-worst 18 – could get considerably more ugly.

At least the 0.8% of managers enjoying the budget charms of full-back Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) got lucky at the weekend when their man limped off with a knock after 68 minutes, thus securing the first clean sheet points any Villa player has managed since Gameweek 5.

They have been rather more effective at the other end of the pitch.

Trezeguet (£5.2m) opened the scoring against Liverpool, forcing the ball home from a John McGinn (£5.8m) free-kick for his first Premier League goal.

That made it a healthy 16 goals this season for Villa but the problem for Fantasy managers is the lack of a consistent scorer in their ranks.

Eight of their players have now been on the scoresheet, but top scorer Wesley’s (£6.0m) total of four has come from just three of his 11 starts to date and he fluffed his one and only chance on Saturday.

Their attacking threat was diminished by the absence of talismanic skipper Jack Grealish (£5.9m) with a calf problem, although an assist from their most popular player, the 10.9%-owned McGinn, at least ended his three-match run without a haul.

But their generosity at the back and such a wide spread of scorers further up the pitch makes pinpointing the right Villa investment a tricky call, which is a shame as their schedule, barring a Gameweek 14/15 double header away at Manchester United and Chelsea, is set fair all the way into the New Year.

If Smith provided no update on Guilbert’s injury post-match, he was decidedly emphatic about the imminent return of Grealish.

He will be fine for next week. He had a little run on the pitch pre-game. But I told him I wanted him to be 100% because you have to be against teams like this. He wasn’t, so he made the call and I certainly supported him on that.

Grealish, with two goals and an assist from his last three starts, could be the Villa man to bring in for what promises to be a thunderous derby with Wolves.

And with just 4.4% ownership, he has the added benefit of being a differential to boot.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Heaton; Guilbert (El Mohamady 69′), Engels, Mings, Targett; Luiz (Hourihane 73′), Nakamba; El Ghazi, McGinn, Trezeguet; Wesley (Kodjia 87′).

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Lallana (Keita 84mins), Wijnaldum (Origi 65′); Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 65′), Firmino, Mane.

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703 Comments Post a Comment
  1. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Ryan
    TAA - Tomori - Lundstram
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - McGinn
    Tammy - Vardy - Pukki

    Button - Rico - Cantwell - Kelly

    0.1M, 1FT

    Just looking ahead to GW 12:

    A) Salah > Mane
    B) Sterling > Mane
    C) Save FT

    Thanks Guys.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Pool v City, so not sure switching Salah Sterling to Mane GW12 is the best time

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Pukki > someone else

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      pukki has to go

    4. Effe
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      D) Pukki out

    6. james 101
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I think I want to get TAA and Robbo over the next two game weeks.

      (Adding to mane)

      Who would you get first?

      A. TAA
      B. Robbo

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        A

  2. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Who do you prefer ??
    A. Tielemans
    B. Perez
    C. James ( 😛 )
    D. McGinn
    E. Grealish
    F. Trossard

    Thank you

    1. Galza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Tielemans.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Thank you

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I like McGinn at the price especially, fixtures good all the way to the end of January and Villa are a decent side

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Thank you Jia
        What are your thoughts on Raz ??
        I'm thinking about keeping for now.

        Also, Perez Vardy too much Leicester in your opinion ??

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah, he stays for a while I think, not interested in any premium at the minute particularly as I have Mane. Posters on here are quick to forget that he scored 11 points last GW 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Yep
            I think swapping him to Mo after 2/3 gw's when Pool have plum fixtures is a great option.
            Mane Salah double up 😮

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Salah hasn't passed the eye test for me at all to consider him but in saying that if he hits form that double up could shoot us up the rankings! One to consider for sure!

          2. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            lets see how Ayoze does today...kind price but think Vardy is plenty Leicester for me unless they continue to rip it up of course!

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Agreed bro.
              Going to watch the match closely today. Didn't watch any yesterday as was out of town.

              Thank you for advice 🙂

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Tielemans now, Trossard later (fixture). Keep an eye on Perez (if do not fancy Tielemans), he could be worthy differential ...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Love Trossard but yeah fixtures are terrible.
        Perez/Tielemans/McGinn/Grealish
        Hmmmmmm

    4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Moutinhoooooo

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Ha
        Cheers Holmes. Got Jimenez 🙂

    5. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      whoever scores the most points by the time i start eating my dinner

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        😀

    6. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      i like trossard although his fixture is ticked as red but all the teams are lacking in cs currently

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Agreed
        He's a real deal IMO
        Just thinking about getting someone as a placeholder till the fixtures get greener 🙂

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          but still not sure on his gametime

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I'm sure he'll be in the 11 once completely fit.
            Too good to leave out.
            Will wait till few gw's though

    7. PikeyMikey
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Reckon Perez is gonna haul again today. Was class last weekend.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Could be easy replacement for CHO
          Cheers

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Tielephones.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        A

    8. AD2110
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      What to do with these team? 2FT and 1.6m ITB

      Ryan, (Button)
      TAA, Ota, Lund, (Rico, Soy)
      Sterling, KDB, Mad, Mount, (Cantwell)
      Auba, Abraham, Jiminez

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Sterling > Mane and then you can do Ota > Robbo after the City game...

    9. L.O.Rosickyismyson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      var decision to wipe out a maddison goal

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        mate, what planet are you from?

        1. L.O.Rosickyismyson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          mars... are you high?

          1. Double Treble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Ayew is quite short to be honest

    10. Gegenpress
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      67 with Vardy Soy and Pereira left!!

      8 points behind the guy who's leading my weekly cash league, he has tielemans and vary! Need a Leicester clean sheet

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Nice.
        72 with Vardy + Son(c) here.
        Sounds like Son may be playing striker too, if these Kane rumours are true...

        1. Gegenpress
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Son C would be WILD!

          I just hope Lei keep a cleansheet

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            They’re pretty solid. Can see that coming off for you.

    11. PAL
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      People who benched Lundstram at home to Burnley don't deserve his points.

      The amount of luck with upcoming auto-subs is absolutely disgusting!

      1. SMEE_HEEE
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        there should be half points for bench players

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          There should be no points on from the bench you just pick your players and that’s it

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Like still bench them but don’t get autosubs

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              bit harsh if there are unannounced/last min injuries and unexpected player rotation.

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Injuries are the exception, rotation risks are poor picks

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  then the pricing will be very flat since the best players are going to be rotated a lot because they play for sides that compete on multiple fronts.

                  I think it would ruin the game because a lot of good players would no longer be a viable option

        2. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I actually quite like this idea

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        does your username stand for Pick: Always Lundstram or summat?

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Well, Otamendi CHO in my team blocking two autosub points ....
        Hate it. Going to sell them for a hit !
        At least i played Lundstram 😀

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I wud have captained Rico against us 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Rico Soyuncu on my bench 😀
            Bloody Otamendi CHO !!
            Lascells/Willems + Tielemans/Perez incoming for a hit !

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Does this mean u have settled on Sterling to salah later on?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                I guess yes.
                No room for Robbo with all the cheap Defenders doing so well bro !
                Taa Soyuncu Rico Lundstram Lascells will be my defense now.

    12. Cantwell on these things.
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Captaincy an interesting one for next gameweek. I wanted to captain Alonso but question marks over his place and form now so currently on deulofeu. What are you guys thinking?

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        i think you need to go away and do some more thinking

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Well I don't wanna captain my Liverpool and City players so it doesn't leave me with too many options. Could swap sterling for Chelsea attacker and captain them. Pulisic maybe.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            hmmm. I've got mine on Vardy, also like Abe so Pulisic could be worth a punt.

            In honey though, i might go for Mane since City have been poor in defence and this fixture has produced a few goal fests in the past.

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 6 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              honey = honesty 🙂

              1. Cantwell on these things.
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Yeah both sides missing key defenders. Hope it's not really cagey.

      2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        yeah a tricky one--alonso may lost already his place to emerson--might go with mane myself

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah I've captained mane in their two big six home games so far to no avail. Makes me think he's unlikely to produce big against a better one in City.

      3. ppv
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        I'm selling Alonso for Rico and KDB to Mane.

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I've already got Mané but the first transfer seems a very good shout.

      4. PikeyMikey
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Vardy home to Arsenal

          1. Cantwell on these things.
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Wish I had him. Top shout

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Jetro Willems or Jamaal Lascelles as Ota replacement? Members area suggests it’s Willems by quite some distance when they both play - but Lascelles has actually played a lot more season to date

        Both (obvs) rotate so well with Rico & Lundy, even though rotating Lundstram is now officially confirmed as FPL suicide

        Good fixture in GW18 to cover for the pool blank also

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Williems - He has been taking good amount of shots too which is a bonus

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Not sure if Willems is nailed once Ritchie is back?

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I’m pretty sure Ritchie will be moved back into midfield when he returns.
            Willems seems to be making that left back position his own

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          +1
          Thinking about going with Lascells for nailedness (?)
          Ritchie is back right ?
          Isn't he is also competing for LB spot ??

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Yep good spot

      6. Gentlemens club
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Sterling ---> Son the right move here? Will fund Cancelo --> VVD/Robbo for GW13

        Gazza
        TAA Soy Rico
        Mané KDB Traoré Mount Sterling*
        Abraham Vardy

        Lundstram/Connolly/Cancelo

        1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          not sure on son--maybe triple up with pulisic

        2. Effe
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Good moves. I much prefer Robbo to VVD so make sure you leave enough £££

        3. Gentlemens club
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Cheers lads.

      7. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Have exact cash for Cantwell -> Trossard. Playing 352

        Is he worth having even with those fixtures?

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          The fixtures put me off. Tempter though.

        2. Sailboats
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Form over fixtures

        3. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 8 hours ago

          Could do the same with McGinn instead?

      8. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Does anyone know the full story with Harry Kane?

        1. Pepe Le Pukki
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          It started long ago on a cold winter's night. Mr and Mrs Kane had a few too many bottles of Hooch...

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I asked for the full story

            1. Pepe Le Pukki
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Then let me tell you about the birds and the bees

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Perhaps there’s a website you could link me to?

        2. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Born and raised in the London district of Walthamstow, Kane began his professional career at Tottenham Hotspur, where, after fast progression through the team's youth academy, he was promoted to the senior team in 2009, at age 16. He did not initially feature for the side, and was loaned out several times to clubs across the English football pyramid, including Leyton Orient, Millwall, Leicester City, and Norwich City.

          Kane's involvement at Tottenham began to increase following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as head coach in 2014. In his first full season at the club, Kane scored 31 goals across all competitions, and finished as the league's second highest goalscorer, winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award. After the following campaign, at age 23, Kane finished as league's top goalscorer, and guided the club to UEFA Champions League qualification. In the 2016–17 season, Kane also completed the season as the league's top goalscorer, and helped the club finish as the competition's runners-up, while he won the PFA Fans' Player of the Year award. In the 2017–18 season, Kane registered his best campaign statistically to date, with 41 goals scored in 48 games in all competitions, and in the following season, he finished as a runner-up in the UEFA Champions League.

          Kane holds the record for most Premier League Player of the Month awards (six; shared with Steven Gerrard and Sergio Agüero) and has been selected for the PFA Team of the Year four times. In January 2019, he became Tottenham's fourth-highest all-time goalscorer in official competitions.

          Kane has scored 28 goals in 43 games for England. He appeared and scored at every youth level, and made his senior debut in March 2015 at age 21, where he scored on his debut. Kane featured and scored during UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, before he was selected as the squad's captain from May 2018, prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In the tournament, Kane led England to fourth place, their highest finish since 1990. He also finished as the top goalscorer, winning the Golden Boot.[4]

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I’d like to believe you typed all this out personally

          2. Gaffers
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I wish the last line was 'Harry is currently injured'

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              ...and also the details of that injury would be useful

              1. Cantwell on these things.
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                That's just part one.
                He's ill isn't he? Rather than injured. Dicky tummy. Got salmonella from some salad with his kebab last night.

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  Just illness? Thanks

          3. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I think that first paragraph should start

            iiiiiiinnn west philadelphia...

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I'm waiting for it to come to film.

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Who gets the starring role?

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Harvey elliot

        4. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          He’s just seen the Harvey Elliot video

        5. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          This is going to be interesting 😀

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Is Jafooli around?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Haven't seen for a while

      9. Pepe Le Pukki
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Maddison. Please... please get something.

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yellow card ? 🙂

        2. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Enjoy the game mate. If he blanks he blanks.

      10. The_Fish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        So obviously Ota has to go...

        A) Ota to Robbo for free
        B) Ota to 4.5 or so and Cantwell to 7.5 or so for -4

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Not sure if next gw is right time to bring Robbo in. Maybe Ota-> Lascelles and after int. break upgrade some other cheapo to Robbo?

          1. The_Fish
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Team is currently -

            Pope 4.0
            TAA Ota Lund Soy Rico
            Salah Sterling KDB Cantwell Hayden
            Vardy Tammy Connolly

            Cantwell and Ota are the 2 Big issues, wasting a transfer on Lascelles for a week seems daft.

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              When looking at your team I would get 4.5 for Ota and upgrade Hayden/Cantwell

            2. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              9 days, 8 hours ago

              I would have said A for sure but didn't realise you were having to start Cant or Hayden some games. B but maybe over 2 weeks, depends on who the players coming in are if worth a hit.

        2. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          It depends pal, if you had 7.6 I would take the hit and maybe get in Martial but I think Otamendi to Robbo is the best move. Personally I have 2 FT's this week and I'm going Aguero & Ota to Vardy & Maguire with 2.8 ITB to get Trent in for Lowton in 2 weeks.

      11. Another Hoops
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Just noticed Liverpool blank in gameweek 18. It still won't stop me from bringing in Trent in gameweek 14 and having triple Liverpool but worth taking note of if you don't have a fully playing bench.

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          I’m expecting to be down to 10 that week. You’ll want 3 Pool back soon enough I think.

          1. Another Hoops
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Yeah the fixtures for the rest of my team (barring any injuries/ suspensions) in gameweek 18 look decent. I'll probably go into it with a full squad and with all my Liverpool assets benched.

      12. pelle9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Worth a -4 ?

        Pukki + Cantwell >> Jimenez + Dendoncker

        Thanks Guys.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Not this gw. Keep Pukki

          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            I've been saying this every week, but this week really is the week.

        2. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Not this week mate. Both Pukki & Jimmy have decent fixtures but you'll probably break even from the deal.

          1. pelle9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Have exact cash ITB to do it before anymore price rises/drops on these 4 players.

            If I leave it until GW 13 I'lb be priced out of the transfers!

            What u reckon ?!

            1. Another Hoops
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              If that's the case then yeah you should probably do it. Either way hope it works out for you. I've got Jimmy myself and think he'll do well.

              1. pelle9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                cheers bro!

        3. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Definitely. Pukki has got to go.

      13. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Leicester's team is so good. Player for player every single one is better than anything Man United has for instance.

        1. Cantwell on these things.
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Lol no.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Ok except Soy and Schmeichel.

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              Maguire and Lindelof both better than soy, Schmeichel, Chilwell and Ndidi only better than their counterparts

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Lindelol isnt better than Evans though.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  I’d rather have Lindelof in my squad than Evans

            2. Cantwell on these things.
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              De Gea> Schmeichel
              Pereira> AWB
              I'm gonna say the CBs are practically the same.
              Chilwell> Shaw
              Ndidi> Mctominay
              Pogba> Tielemans
              Maddison> Pereira
              Perez> James
              Rashford> Barnes
              Vardy> martial (just! Vardy that but more consistent and anyways fit)

              1. Cantwell on these things.
                • 2 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                Imho

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 6 Years
                  9 days, 10 hours ago

                  I wouldn't really argue with that but theres one that very interesting imo.

                  Pogba vs Tielemans.

                  From what i have seen, Tielemans is very underrated and a very consistent player Pogba has endless potential but his performances have been inconsistent and he's often centre of a media storm. Hes the better player but i think he needs to be in a better team.

                  I think United could actually do with a Tielemans more than they could a Pogba in the position theyre in.

        2. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          True but United still beat them 1 nil.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 6 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            True, but Lei are 6 places above them in the league with a game in hand.

            Could be 10 points ahead by the end of today, after just 11 games.

      14. pjanns
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        2 FTs, 1,8 ITB - Considering going 3 ways. - Any comments will be appreciated 😀

        A. KDB + Haller --> Auba + Pulisic/Madds/Tielemans
        B. Haller + Cantwell --> Connolly + Madds/Pulisic/Tielemans and shifting to 3-5-2.
        C. Diop --> Cheap replacement and probably do Sterling --> Salah next GW.

        Pope
        Lundstram - Rico - Soy
        KDB - Sterling - Mane - Mount
        Abraham - Vardy - Haller
        (Button - Cantwell - Montoya - Diop)

        Thanks!

        1. Another Hoops
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          B looks okay but what about Haller to Jiminez and upgrade a defender or Cantwell to the Tellyman/ Maddison if you can afford him?

          1. pjanns
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            A good option.

            Would probably do:
            Haller + Diop + Montoya --> Robertson, Kelly, Jiminez (-4)
            Or maybe just haller --> Jiminez

            Worth doing?

      15. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Spurs play better without Kane

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah they’d do well to get him a long term injury. It got them to a CL final last year then he came along to sabotage it

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

        Ryan
        Ota,Lowton,Taa, Soyuncu
        Kdb, Sterling, Mane, Mount
        Abraham. Vardy

        2Ft 0.8 ITB

        A)

        Ota> Willems
        Ryan>Patricio

        B)

        Ota> Saïss
        Cantwell>Tielemans

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          B

      17. LM00091
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 11 hours ago

        (3-4-3)
        Ryan (Button)
        TAA, Tomori, Lundstram (Rico, Söyüncü)
        Mane, KDB, Tielemans, Mount (Cantwell)
        Aguero, Vardy(v), Abraham (c)