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Well-timed goals for Salah and Mané as FPL bosses consider double-up

Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City

Goals: Fabinho (£5.5m), Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Sadio Mané (£12.0m) | Bernardo Silva (£7.9m)

Assists: Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), Jordan Henderson (£5.4m)

Bonus Points: B Silva x3, Fabinho x2, Salah x1

Liverpool attacking assets went a long way to justifying a double-up in the coming weeks as they punished Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Despite losing 137,239 owners ahead of Gameweek 12, it was Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) who arguably looked the most dangerous at Anfield.

He added Liverpool’s second in the first half with a well-placed header following an Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) cross.

Salah looked very dangerous for Liverpool in Gameweek 12

“The second goal we scored, I don’t think I ever saw a goal like this. Probably not. A right full-back with a 60-yard pass to the left full-back; two more touches and a cross over 40 yards, 50, and a header. That’s pretty special. It was a good moment to score a goal like this.” – Jurgen Klopp

Now with two goals in as many home matches, perhaps we should not be too surprised that Salah found the net in such a big fixture.

As we reported in the Members-only section of our most recent Captain Sensible article, the Egyptian went into Gameweek 12 joint-top of the league for shots on target in the previous four rounds, despite registering only 238 minutes in during that time. That suggests that when he gets back to playing week-in, week-out, he can offer serious goal threat once again.

Mané’s second-half goal kept up the pressure on Salah owners

Sadio Mané (£12.0m) also kept up the pressure on Salah owners though as he added his 11th attacking return of the campaign, and his sixth in the last five matches.

“The third goal very, very good as well, a sensational cross and Sadio in the right position.” – Jurgen Klopp

It means that only Jamie Vardy (£9.5m) has scored more Fantasy points after 12 Gameweeks than Mané, the Senegalese international just nine off the current leader’s total (92).

Crucially, he remains ahead of Salah despite the Egyptian managing one more point than him against Manchester City.

The gap currently stands at 11 points and is widened further when we look at points per start for the two players.

Salah has averaged 6.5 points per game in matches that he has started this season while Mané’s figure here is 7.5 points per game.

It is also worth mentioning that Mané has somewhat shirked off one of his detrimental factors from last season. Just five of his 25 attacking returns came away from home in 2018/19.

The Salah vs Mané debate could come to an end if managers consider owning both for Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures

Fast-forward to Gameweek 12 of 2019/20 and, of his 11 goal involvements so far, five of them have come on the road and six at Anfield – a much more even spread.

Also troubling Salah owners currently is an ongoing issue with his ankle, injured against Leicester in Gameweek 8. While it is not hurt badly enough for him to miss matches, Klopp has been managing the knock. That’s probably why Salah has not completed 90 minutes the Premier League since that Leicester match.

Against Manchester City, there was a moment in the first half where it looked like Salah might have to come off as the ankle in question was rolled by a tackle. However, he was able to continue until the 86th minute when he was replaced by Joe Gomez (£5.1m). That substitution did seem largely tactical in nature though as Manchester City were staging a late surge.

“After they scored for 3-1 they had momentum and we had heavy legs. We tried to change it a little bit; we actually changed at half-time to 4-4-1-1, and changed back late in the game to 4-5-1.” – Jurgen Klopp

Meanwhile, the international break should help Salah get some much-needed rest for the ankle.

Fantasy managers have been debating the merits of Salah vs Mané ever since the start of last season but, with both players showing statistical form and passing the eye test in recent weeks, the prospect of owning both of them is potentially a viable strategy in the upcoming weeks with some appealing home fixtures (Brighton, Everton and Watford) before their blank in Gameweek 18.

Manchester City’s defence was really poor against Liverpool

However, (dare we say this?) it could be argued that Liverpool’s attacking display was greatly helped by a dreadful defensive outing from Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s men came to Anfield without first-choice goalkeeper Ederson (£6.1m), who was injured in the Champions League and are, of course, still short one Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m).

However, the Citizens’ manager made the bizarre decision not to use Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) at left-back and left Joao Cancelo (£5.3m) on the bench.

“Mendy after two seasons injured, when he plays a game… yesterday he couldn’t train. He’s not injured now, he goes with the national team.” – Pep Guardiola

Angeliño (£4.7m) did offer some threat going forward but he was left very exposed to Salah for most of the game and allowed the Egyptian far too much space to work in.

Stones and Fernandinho were often left exposed at centre-back

Guardiola’s team opted to try and defend by holding possession in the Liverpool half but whenever they lost the ball, Liverpool punished them. That’s why they found themselves 2-0 down after 13 minutes despite looking the so-called better team up until that point.

Fernandinho (£5.2m) and John Stones (£5.3m) were named at centre-back and, with both players largely known for their ability on the ball rather than defensive capabilities, were left very exposed to the Liverpool counter.

Again, we probably shouldn’t be too surprised to see Manchester City’s defence suffer on the road once again. In the Members-only section of last week’s Captain Sensible article, we reported that in the four previous away matches to this one, the reigning champions had the seventh-worst expected goals conceded (xGC) in the league, recorded against relatively goal-shy opposition in Crystal Palace, Everton, Norwich and Bournemouth. With that in mind, it seemed inevitable that Liverpool attackers would enjoy a profitable outing against them.

The question now to ask is whether Salah and Mané will have the same joy away to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 13? Perhaps not. Only Leicester (three), Newcastle (four) and Sheffield United (four) have conceded fewer goals at home this season than the Eagles (five).

Robertson has outperformed Alexander-Arnold in recent weeks

The greater interest for the trip to Selhurst Park may well be in Liverpool’s defensive assets rather than their attacking ones, with the Eagles joint-bottom of the league for goals at home this season (four).

Despite greater interest in Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) this season, it is Robertson who goes into Gameweek 13 in the better form.

He provided the assist for Salah’s goal against Manchester City and now has three of his last four outings. In that time, his colleague on the right-hand side of defence has just one.

From Gameweek 7 onwards Robertson has averaged 5.3 points per game while Alexander-Arnold has managed just 3.5 points per game in that time.

Alexander-Arnold has disappointed his owners of late

It seems to be the lack of clean sheets that is causing the main problem for the right-back as Liverpool still have just two this season and none at Anfield.

Despite standing up particularly well to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, Bernardo Silva (£7.9m) pounced on a deflected cross to deny a first home shut-out of the campaign. Relegation-threatened Norwich and Southampton are the only two sides without one so far.

That leaves a tough decision awaiting Fantasy managers going for a triple-up on Liverpool options. Gameweek 13 looks a better prospect for the defence given Palace’s home record, while subsequent home matches seem more likely to favour the attackers.

As for Manchester City’s forward players, there is certainly mounting pressure on the large number of managers in possession of them.

Aguero’s Anfield hoodoo goes on as he failed to score there once again on Sunday

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) remains the most popular, still sat in 40.1% of teams but he has just one attacking return since Gameweek 8.

Arguably, the Belgian was unlucky not to come away from Anfield with something as his delivery from corners, free-kicks and open play was still excellent – his colleagues just couldn’t get on the end of them.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) was particularly out-of-character on Sunday afternoon as he failed to make a connection with a number of well-placed balls into the box.

That said, he has never scored at Anfield in the entirety of his professional career and has now gone 782 minutes without a goal there. It’s a truly staggering statistic for a player with such strong goal-scoring pedigree but perhaps shows the power of Anfield.

Sterling was by far Man City’s most dangerous player at Anfield

It was a mixed afternoon for Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) owners. He was arguably Manchester City’s most dangerous player and was perhaps unfortunate not to get something against his former employers.

With many Fantasy managers considering the Liverpool attacking double-up, Sterling could be the fall-guy. Had he picked up a fifth yellow card of the season at Anfield, then many would have been further pushed into that move.

As things stand, it could be worth giving him, and indeed de Bruyne, at least one more week. Chelsea come to the Etihad Stadium in Gameweek 13, still without a clean sheet on the road this season. They have been breached a total of 12 times on the road, only Aston Villa (13), Watford (13) and Newcastle (14) shipping more in such matches thus far.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, J Henderson (Milner 61′); Mané, Firmino (Oxlade-Chamberlain 79′), Salah (Gomez 87′).

Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Bravo; Angeliño, Fernandinho, Stones, Walker; Gündogan, Rodri; Sterling, de Bruyne, B Silva; Aguero (Gabriel 71′).

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874 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    I'm not a journo but I think TAA just confirmed he will get the rest of his assists in May

    TAA ➡ Robbo on the cards for me until May

    https://twitter.com/trentaa98/status/1193868650119344130

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Ahahaha

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Cocky, make sure you win it first.

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

      Both Great

      How much could they be sold to Real Madrid or MCI for?

  2. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Make sense to hold sterling for one more gameweek before moving him on for mane?

    Could also keep sterling and do kdb to son instead

    1. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Same boat as you. Mane is a menace and you'd bank on him scoring every week at the minute. Also, I'd captain him if I had him v palace, couldn't captain sterling on current form

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Against that right palace defence though? Don’t concede too many

        1. Vasqujg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          At Selhurst- Palace is feisty

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Yeah def keeping him for that game although I probably won't captain him

  3. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/dj9pgz/whisper_it_but_leicester_city_arent_a_good/

    Since this xG fan boy posted this article Leicester has scored 15 goals in 4 pl matches. 😀

    Vardy- 6 goals 2 assists in 4 gws

    Maddison- 2 goals 1 assist

    Tielemens- 2 goals 2 assists

    Barnes- 4 assists

    Perez- 3 goals

    1. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      wow lol

    2. Bruce Lee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      They’re just a good defensive side.

      Just a good defensive side...

      Just...

      Good...

      Least goals conceded...

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Guy had the audacity to compare Maddison to likes of fabinho fred and mctominay

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      TL DR

      -Leicester are 13th in the league for total shots, between Brighton and Norwich.

      - Leicester are 19th in the league for xG; if we disregard penalties, they are 18th ahead of Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

      -They have a shooting percentage (goals/shots on target) of 46.4%. The author argues this is unsustainable because Salah's shooting percentage was 47.8% during his miracle year, and no one has a team of Salahs.

      -Vardy, Leicester's best goalscorer, has a shooting percentage of 71.4%, and a conversion rate (goals/unblocked shots) of 41.7%. This stat was 29.8% for Salah in his miracle year.

      -Leicester are 7th in the league for deep completions (passes completed within 20 yrds of the goal, excl. crosses), so they're getting the ball into good areas, but not creating much.

      - Maddison has an open-play xA/90 of 0.10. For comparison: McTominay (0.13), Fabinho (0.11), Fred (0.11). Here are some stats about Maddison.

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Amazing analysis. Its so unbelievable that people still dont take freak occurences and luck factor into consideration. Stats even out over 38gws and so will Lei regress. Vardy goal conversion has always been great but this season its legendary. Only way it can go is down. But will keep him till liv dgw so can sell for good profit

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Remember 2nd Feb 2016? Apparently not.

  4. davies
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    A) Ayew
    B) Mousset
    C) Connolly

    Gazza 4.0
    TAA Soyuncu Tomori Lundstram Rico
    Salah Mane KDB Martial Dendoncker
    Vardy Abraham *****

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      B ez

    2. Lestat
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      c

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  5. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Just figuring out some moves if I did decide to sell Sterling after CHE. All of my potential moves leave me with crap loads of money itb!
    Great value on offer this season but it won't feel right having a chunk of my budget on the bank!

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Hahaha I feel you. Always handy I guess

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        If I sell Sterling, I'd either have a pretty expensive asset as first sub (and benching headache to boot) or too much sitting in the bank, not excited by either option lol

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Double up on Salah/Mane?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            already have triple Liverpool so that's not an option

        2. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Yhh I'm same. Will have benching headaches but with the value of cheap players it's kinda inevitable haha

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            yup, interesting season, these benching decisions can give you an edge if you get them right or get lucky... like playing Janmaat over Lundstram and Rico this GW

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              For sure. Deciding who to play mousset over is gonna be my decision. Either Lund or Mount this week I think

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                I'm playing Lundy and Janmaat in a 442 I think and benching Mount

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to get rid of?

    A) Sterling
    B) Mount

    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Söyüncü, Janmaat (Rico, Lundstram)
    Mane, Sterling, KDB, Mount (Cantwell)
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez

    1 FT, 0.4 in the bank

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Neither. Save

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers! Was thinking to move them to Salah/Tielemans, but saving might a good idea

    2. Igor-Stimac
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Nearly identical to mine.

      I'm thinking save this week and then Mount and Sterling/KDB to either (Maddison, Tielimans, Pulisic)

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        So not considering doubling up on Salah/Mane for the good run?

  7. Absolute VARce
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Big question is folks ;

    1) Salah
    2) Mane

    Already have Robbo and Taa

    1. Lestat
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Mane cos of better value and salahs ankle

      1. Lestat
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I would lean more towards salah based on the eye test against Liverpool...but that ankle can be rolled any time durin a game and hes off the pitch

      2. Absolute VARce
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        The ankle is a good point, always been a Salah man but do feel it might be Mane time

    2. FlashGilbert
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Mane

    3. wasp3000
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      2 FT 1.2m ITB......OR 1million+ 🙁

      Need help lads, having a nightmare season and 100pts off the pace in my ML after finishing the last 2 season at 6k OR.

      Pope Button
      TAA Otamendi Lundstram Rico Soyuncu
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
      Abraham Pukki Connolly

      A) Sterling & Pukki --> Maddison & Vardy
      B) Sterling Otamendi & Pukki --> Maddison Robbo & Vardy (-4)
      C) Sterling & Pukki --> Mane & Jimenez
      D) Something else???

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        B looks good mate

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Easy B

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        B

      4. LordRougeGrog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        B all day

      5. wasp3000
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Love it lads...cheers. Just sick i didn't pull the trigger this week. Being patient with players has been my downfall this year.

    4. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Hi,
      My -8 last week luckily paid off, Mendy, Sterling + Wilson to Willems, Mane + Vardy (c).

      What would you do with the FT? Thinking Mount out? He is playing well, ever present, Lamps loves him and been unlucky last couple of weeks not to score points, although a lot of his efforts seem to be long range?

      Pope 4.0m
      TAA - Soy - Lund - Rico - Willems
      Salah - Mane - Maddison - Mount - Cantwell
      Vary - Tammy - Jimi

      Cheers!

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Nice moves mate. Save this week easy

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

        Mount compares quite well with Maddison when you look at shot positions

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 18 hours ago

          Problem is Maddison scores his and creates far more.

    5. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      How to get Salah or Robbo in? Nothing ITB and 2ft.

      Pope
      TAA - Soysauce - Rico - Lundstram - Reid
      Sterling - KdB - Mane - Martial - Mount
      Tammy - Vardy - Wickham

      Actually dont want to downgrade any of them, but its only way to get Salah or Robbo.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Teams look good tbh. Id give it another week

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Not sure what I'd do, hmmm

        1. Strchld
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Excatly, only way would be downgrade Mount to allow Sterling > Salah. But theres not any players I would like to get in..

      3. moz_1983
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        You want Sterling, KDB, Mane and Salah into that midfield? Oof, budget killer. Downgrading Mount to a 4.4 would still leave you short of getting Robbo in, so maybe Salah for Sterling/KDB straight swap is one of the few ways to do it.

        1. Strchld
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Actually my SV is 6.5 with Mount, so it doesnt help to do Rico to Robbo..

      4. Saif_LFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 18 hours ago

        I'd look to remove both Sterling and KdB if I was dead set on Salah and Robbo

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Which three Pool fits best below?

      1, Virgil > Robbo
      2, KDB & Virgil > Salah & upto 6.1 def

      Pope
      Lundstram, Trent, Virgil, Soy
      Mane, KDB, Martial, Maddy,
      C Vardy, Tammy

      Button, Mount, Mousett, Rico

      2.0 bank

    7. moz_1983
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      1. Jimi & Tielemans
      2. Ings & Maddison?

      Cheers for any input!

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        1

      2. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Same dilemma

      3. The 5% Team
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I like 2.
        Ingsy vs 3 not so great defensive teams 🙂

      4. FlashGilbert
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          1. for me. Wolves next 4 fixtures look great.

      5. FlashGilbert
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Want to get Jimenez in for Wolves next 4 fixtures. Question is who to replace to fit him in? Have 2FT (0.1m in the bank).

          a) Sterling & Greenwood to Jiminez & Dilva / Bilva;
          b) KDB & Greenwood to Jiminez & Traore;
          c) another move.

          Current team

          Pope / Button
          TAA / Lund / Soy / Kelly / Tomori
          Mane / Sterling / KDB / Mount / Tielemans
          Vary / Abraham / Greenwood.

          1. moz_1983
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            KDB & Green> Tielemans & Jimi?

            1. FlashGilbert
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Already have Tiele.. see team sheet above, otherwise would have been perfect.

                1. moz_1983
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  No idea how I missed that, sorry!

            2. LordRougeGrog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              I m not doing the exact maths for you, but I d leave KDB as Citeh midfield cover and switch Sterling and Greenwood for Jiménez and AN Other. Can you afford Martial?

              1. FlashGilbert
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  That's do-able, but reckon Sterling will haul any minute now. He looked lively against Pool.

              2. HashAttack
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Are you planning on a strong front 8 and having to bench one each week .. that;s what I have ended up with

                Mane / KDB / Mount / Maddison / Pulisic
                Vardy / Abraham / Jiminez

            3. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              5 GWs before Pool blank:

              How long in advance do you think we should continue bringing in the 3rd Pool asset?
              Think that doing it this week is still good, but from next week not sure it's worth it.

              Or do you have good enough bench to bench 3 expensive Pools in the blank GW 18?

              1. Nuno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Gameweeks will be coming thick and fast by that point so shouldn't be too difficult to save up 2 transfers. If going Salah and Mane, it will be easier to move them on for more exciting options too. That being said, tough fixtures all round for GW18.

                1. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  Yes, I was even considering FH, but doesn't look worth it. This itb is good time for planning these kind of things 🙂

              2. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Could be an opportunity to freehit maybe

                1. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  What would your FH team look like?

              3. The 5% Team
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                that same GW: City - Leicester and Spurs - Chelsea 🙂

                1. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  Looks nice for Vardy and Chelsea 😉

            4. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              couple of quick questions on a potential WC

              1) Is it worth doing Kdb + Mount + Rashford + Lascelles(who rotates with Rico) >> Maddison + Pulisic + Jimenez + Robbo?
              2) Mane or Salah?
              3) Jimenez or Rashford?

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                1. Yes
                2. Mane
                3. Jimenez

                1. unitednations
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  For 1, I will have to WC hence contemplating if it’s worrh it

            5. That Was Easy!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Not owned a Pool attacker since GW3 and have rose about 300k places to 69k. Different ways to play, but don’t think I can go any longer. Which do you prefer??

              A) KDB/Son + Mount > Mane + McGinn (-4), keeping Sterling
              B) Sterling > Salah/Mane

              1. royals forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                B

            6. royals forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              On WC over the IB which players should I be getting rid of out this group

              Tomori
              Aurier
              KDB
              Sterling
              Mount
              Aubayemang

              Any ideas would be welcomed

              1. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Aurier and Auba look the two weakest links.

            7. Stef rocks
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              So my new tactics of being More aggressive with transfers for the last 2 GWs has absolutely repaid. The summary is:
              • 5 transfer in total for last 2 GWs
              • -12 pts in hits
              • Still managed to climb from over 900K to 330K within that period.

              So is this year the year of bold moves? Does it look like patience is not repaying anymore?

              1. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Gets talked about every year, patience versus aggressive moves. Going to be a ton of variance. Both look good when they pay off, both look poor when they don’t.

              2. HashAttack
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Last 3 weeks - 10 transfers, 28 points hits, 3 green arrows - up from 3.0M to 1.3M

                Last week I did Kane, Sterling, Xasa, Alonso > Jiminez, Mane, Pulisic, Robertson for +25 points (-12 hits = + 13)

                I did also do Pope > Henderson but was always playing Patricio, so I am ignoring Pope's 9 points!

              3. HashAttack
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Problem is that is costs big time when you do it wrong

                Previous week was Auba + Mahrez to Kane + Sterling .. .and them made Sterling captain ... something like 20 points lost

              4. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                More about clearing deadwood. Majority here have moved up alot in the last 2 weeks. Even the Scout Picks are doing well.

              5. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 18 hours ago

                -32 for me in the past 5 GWs hitting after not taking any hits GW1-7...my team needed a complete overhaul but very happy with it now structure wise.

            8. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Looks like low scoring gw. I cannot say that I'm happy to play Hayden + Dendo, but it is a possibility.

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Reply fail to Ramajama 🙁

            9. Nuno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              A. Jimenez
              B. Pulisic

              1. That Was Easy!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Jimmer for me.

              2. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Tough one, I feel that Jimmy will be more consistent but Puli will have a higher ceiling.

              3. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Jimmi more nailed and baps magnet. Pulisic passing% is lower

              4. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 18 hours ago

                Pulisic, mids over strikers.

                One thing bearing in mind though is lack of bench options in the forward line

            10. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Am I crazy if I roll my transfer this GW ( Keep Sterling and KDB) and have no Liverpool attack? Only TAA in my team.....

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                It's a risk for sure. If most were captaining a Pool mid, an even bigger one.

                1. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  I still think I am going to captain Vardy regardless of who I bring in

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    Fair enough, Mane is the one who can hurt you more atm.

              2. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Please share your lineup bro? What differentials you had if you dint have Vardybin 100+ score?!

              3. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                I did Sterling + KDb to salah + Mane.

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

                Same here. In the end decided to go Sterling to Salah this week (main rival has Mane). Would have to sell KDB and TAA to get Mane + 5.5 Def. Already have x3 CHE and x3 LEI so I don't think its worth it atm
                Pope
                Soy TAA Lun Tomori Kelly
                KDB Salah Maddy Pulisic Martial
                Jimenez Abraham Vardy

            11. Willdo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Came here to say this - 85pts off of 102pts last week and upto 3,062nd in the world, think I'm getting alltitude sickness.

              Perhaps now's the time to join the Vardy party....

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Congrats, different ways to play the game.

                1. Willdo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  Cheers! Never done this well before so I'm just riding the wave haha I've found that trying to keep ahead of the price rises has actually assisted me, but that might just be luck!

              2. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Please share your lineup bro? What differentials you had if you dint have Vardy in 100+ score?!

                1. Willdo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  It was a lucky week for the 102pts but....

                  Pope (2)
                  Robertson (9) Soy (14) Lund (21)
                  De Bruyne (2) Maddison (9) Mane (c 24) Mount (1)
                  Rashford (2) Abraham (12) Aguero (6)

                  1. RECKLESS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    Mane captain Nice! Sterling screwed me.over

            12. RECKLESS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Hey David, just proof reading. Salah got the bonus not Mane in article above. Good read, thank.you

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 18 hours ago

                Cheers, will pass on.

            13. Jekori
              • 5 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Thinking about a -4:
              KdB > Tielemans
              Connolly > Jimmy

              so next week i can get Robbo for Mendy. Will switch from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3/3-4-3 with more bench headaches but maybe not so bad in the busier period? Would you do it?

            14. Steiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 18 hours ago

              I'm a bit stuck on what to do with this lot...

              I don't feel that I need to change too much, but the obvious guy to ship out is Yarmo, but to who..?

              2 FT, 0.1 itb. Thanks in advance.

              Pope
              TAA VVD Lundstram Soy
              Salah Sterling Mount
              Vardy Abraham Jimi

              Button Yarmo Tomori Dendo

              1. bootsmanus
                • 1 Year
                25 days, 18 hours ago

                McGinn or Grealish

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

                Free up some money from defence, Tomori to Rico or lose Van Dijk to give you someone like Tielemans or better

              3. JabariParkersEyelid
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  I'd drop van dijk to someone in the 4.5 range. Use the funds to get Martial or Maddison.

              4. Marc Jobling
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 18 hours ago

                Had it planned for weeks that Martial for Cantwell and Salah for De Bruyne will be my next 2 transfers.

                Excessive price rises are making it complicated.

                Considering GW13 is KDB & Martial vs Salah & Cantwell/Rico, which should happen first?

                1. bootsmanus
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  CP and Sheffield both good defensively, get the one that rises first - Martial.

                2. JabariParkersEyelid
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    Get Martial first KDB is a contributor, Cantwell is not. You stand to gain more that way.

                3. popcoin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  Thoughts on bringing in Martial for the Sheffield game? Blades look tight but Man Utd look slick with Martial

                  1. 42towels
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    *ManUtd look slick when teams attack them. Brighton were brave and naive enough to do this while trailing.

                    SHU look a lot more solid and pragmatic. I don't expect the same Utd performance.

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

                    Sheffield United is a FDR 5 😉

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

                      I hear fpl towers are considering introducing a six for them.

                  3. popcoin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    was edging this way. also manager above me has Tony so looking for differential

                4. Honest Abes Trusty Mount
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  Just transferred KDB & CHO > Martial & Pulisic (+ 1.0 itb) last night; feel like this could be a 'make or break' move to my season.

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

                    I don't think it could break it, so just make or delay making it 🙂 enjoy your new toys!

                5. AzzaroMax99
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 18 hours ago

                  Salah + Mane very appealing(only if I sell Sterling) but no City in my team is a potential mine. They could explode vs Che. What are you guys doing/planning/thinking about this issue?

                  1. JabariParkersEyelid
                      25 days, 18 hours ago

                      Wouldn't want to go without one of Sterling or KDB but equally you can argue one of Salah or Mane is necessary at this point!

                      Is your only avenue to get Pool attack by dropping Sterling? You can't make any concessions elsewhere?

                      If you can't it's a really tricky situation but I would say drop Sterling.

                  2. Cahill
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 18 hours ago

                    Gazza Button
                    Robbo Lund rico Tomori Lowton
                    Salah Mané KDB Pulisic McGinn
                    Tammy Vardy Greenwood

                    1FT 0.7itb

                    A) Greenwood -> Mousset (more starters for busy period)
                    B) Save (with a view to upgrade McGinn later on)

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

                      I can see the intention behind A but I'd just roll it for now, I think you have enough starters for this week and you can always make the same move next week if nothing bigger crops up.