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Why Liverpool’s use of crosses affects Mane’s Fantasy appeal

From Gameweek 25 of last season onwards, Sadio Mane (£12.1m) has outscored Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) in Fantasy Premier League by 190 points to 152.

The main difference appears to be explosiveness: both players have blanked in ten of their 25 starts over this period but the Senegal international has recorded three times as many double-digit hauls (nine v three).

We discussed the various arguments in the Mane v Salah debate upon the release of the FPL price list in the summer, with one consideration being the Egyptian’s positional move from the central striker of a 4-2-3-1 to his usual right-wing role in a 4-3-3.

Another factor was Liverpool’s use of crosses – and it’s this particular tactical shift that we’ll analyse in the Members article below.

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275 Comments Post a Comment
  1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      Which would you go if Salah is fit after IB?

      a) Aurier -> Taa (4,3 ITB after)
      b) Mount -> Salah (0,9 ITB after)

      If I want both next GW I would need to KDB -> Pulisic/Martial to free funds

      I have Mane from Liverpool.

      1. Angelic upstart
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Get TAA and pusilic for mount and aurier

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        I prefer A as I don't like Aurier at fpl

        1. Bouncebackability
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          29 days, 21 hours ago

          But you do like him as a footballer? 🙂

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 21 hours ago

            Haha... no obviously enough i dont like him at that either

    • LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 22 hours ago

      which Palace CB is nailed? If any?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        cahill looks fair nailed

      2. Angelic upstart
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Cahill and Sakho when fit

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 19 hours ago

        Tomkins and Sakho are likely first choice but the odds of their both being fit simultaneously are zilch - so Cahill is a good pick

    • Dannywaz
        29 days, 22 hours ago

        Really duno what to do
        Pope McGovern
        Taa Robbo tomori lunds soy
        Mount mane sterling madds donks
        Jimi Tammy vardy
        2fts o.2 itb

        1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            29 days, 22 hours ago

            looks pretty solid. Only thing I would consider is Sterling -> Salah. Robbo -> something else if you need to free funds. And you have little room for benching rotation at the moment

          • I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              29 days, 22 hours ago

              or maybe Mount to Pulisic

            • Dannywaz
                29 days, 22 hours ago

                Sterling is my cap against Chelsea

              • in sane in de bruyne
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 22 hours ago

                Tomori -> Someone cheaper
                To fund Mount -> Pulisic

              • Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 22 hours ago

                Which 2 defenders are you always going to bench ??

              • Dannywaz
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  This is problem has I'll be playing lunds none stop now and have bench problems every week lol

              • kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                29 days, 22 hours ago

                A: Mount (Mousset) 442
                B: Jimenez (Alzate) 433

                1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    B

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 22 hours ago

                      thanks!

                  • Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    Jimenez

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 22 hours ago

                      cheers 😉

                      I was on that but bottom comment last page looked good & I thought about switching

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        Mount decent template pick.
                        Jimenez less owned + Talisman + Uber nailed + Pens + plays Norwich gw 18 (when Pool blanks)
                        Hmmmm
                        😉

                        1. kennethrhcp
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          29 days, 21 hours ago

                          thanks again

                2. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 22 hours ago

                  Did Otamendi to Lascells last GW only 😀
                  Bad luck .....
                  No ££ to add for that spot too.
                  Hopefully Janmaat/Yedlin stay @ 4.4 till gw 14 deadline 😮

                  1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    Is he out injured?

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 22 hours ago

                      Out till New Year

                      1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 22 hours ago

                        Ohh tough luck

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          29 days, 22 hours ago

                          Rico subbed too last GW
                          Makes two openings is the Defense but no funds to upgrade 😀
                          Wait N see is the order of the day

                  2. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    be surprised if Janmaat double rises!

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 22 hours ago

                      Cheers
                      Hopefully he stays @ 4.4
                      Watford have tightened up & he's good at attacking/chances creating

                  3. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    I prefer clark in this range

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 22 hours ago

                      Is he nailed though ??
                      Schar/ lejune back can hamper his minutes ??

                3. TaiwanHC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 22 hours ago

                  Thoughts on Ings?

                  1. Hy liverpool
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    Very good option imo with those upcoming fixtures.

                  2. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    Great pick IF he stays fit

                  3. Skonto Rigga
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    He's someone I've been eyeing up (on Maupay currently) but I'd be expecting a possible benching in early-December given the swift turnaround in GW14-16. Hasenhuttl said recently that he didn't think it was a good idea for Ings to play three times in a week:

                    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/17990866.southampton-boss-ralph-hasenhuttl-makes-danny-ings-claim/

                4. Angelic upstart
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 22 hours ago

                  Does this site still do the corner/free kick takers list for each club?

                  1. Angelic upstart
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 22 hours ago

                    If so where? I can't seem to find it

                    1. Skonto Rigga
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Yes indeed - should be in the Team News drop-down menu.

                    2. Inazuma X1
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Set Pieces under Team News

                5. Inazuma X1
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  Thoughts on Djenepo or JWP?

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Cheap one
                    Southampton are atrocious to invest other than Ings IMHO though

                6. Dare Do The Punt
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  Choose one defender to commit to for the Xmas period in a rotation:

                  A) Ake

                  B) Cathcart

                  C) Mings

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    A from that list.
                    Many cheap & better options available though in Janmaat/Tomori/Yedlin/Schar etc

                    1. 11 smelly shirts
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      I agree with Amey. Would rather go with Janmaat.
                      If you feel restricted to the three options it's somehow between A and B

                7. Slitherene
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  Wanting to punt on Lacazette (SOU)

                  But, should I be taking a hit for Wilson (WOL)?

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Great punt

                    1. Slitherene
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Worth the hit?

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        I'd take the hit if I'm planing to go on & © for next 2
                        Touch N go though.
                        Jimenez also good long term pick though (assuming you have Vardy & Tammy)

                        1. Slitherene
                          • 1 Year
                          29 days, 21 hours ago

                          Don't feel like having a CHE triple up with Tammy, have Rashford instead.

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Not worth the hit IMO

                    1. Slitherene
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      This week is the best chance of him getting a haul against the SOU full backs.

                      Not even long term?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        Would you captain him?

                        1. Slitherene
                          • 1 Year
                          29 days, 21 hours ago

                          Would he be a better option than Vardy (bha) or Salah (cry)?

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            29 days, 21 hours ago

                            Possibly the Norwich fixture the following gameweek could be tempting.

                  3. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Ars was unreliable in the last games, few goals. They play vs the worst defense of course, but I wouldn't take a hit for it, esp. as Laca didn't show much yet after his injury

                    1. Slitherene
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      He was getting in nice positions in the last game, couldn't finish though.

                      1. 11 smelly shirts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        exactly, couldn't finish....

                8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  Guys
                  A) sterling and cantwell mane and dendo -4
                  B) Save and do the same.for free next week..

                  1. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Do I get it right that you want to do STerling to Mane and Cantwell to Dendo? It's just 0.1 between STerling and Mane, so just do this one then

                9. Gravless are for Kinnear
                  • 6 Years
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  What’s the criteria for becoming a pro pundit?

                  1. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Guess you need to have a couple of good seasons, meaning at least in the top 10k and able to write well

                    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      29 days, 20 hours ago

                      That's clearly not the criteria

                  2. Slitherene
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Some skill, some luck & a big mouth.

                10. 11 smelly shirts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  2 FT and 2.6 itb

                  Heaton, Button
                  Robbo, Lundy, Soy, Walker, Montoya
                  Salah, KdB, Martial, McGinn, H.Wilson
                  Abraham, Jiminez, Ings

                  What would you do with the FTs?

                11. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  Otamendi + KDB to TAA + Martial for -4?

                  1. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Otamendi to Martial sounds good. I"m not ready yet to give up on KdB though. I believe on average he will provide more than Martial (except for last GW)

                12. PL Ball
                  • 8 Years
                  29 days, 21 hours ago

                  How does..

                  Pukki ==> Jimenez
                  VVD ==> Sonyuncu
                  James ==> Martial

                  for a - 4 sound?

                  1. 11 smelly shirts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Sounds good, have all three you want to bring in and quite happy with them. Not sure how long I keep Martial though. Might replace him in a couple of weeks if he gets injured again

                  2. theguy69
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Yeah that looks good mate. Theres other options than martial such as willian and pulisic and leicester mids to think of

                    • in sane in de bruyne
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Sounds good

                  3. dshv
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 21 hours ago

                    Hello my amigos

                    Pope
                    Robbo soy lund kelly rico
                    Sterling mount mane mcginn dendo
                    Auba tammy vardy

                    Opinions?

                    My plan is to vaptain auba against saints and after this remove him for somwbody else and upgrade more the midfield

                    Please gime me a Desicion..

                    1. theguy69
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        Its a nice differential id go for vardy or mane personally. Think about shipping mcginn imo!!

                      • 11 smelly shirts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        Sounds like a good plan. How much do you itb?
                        I think Jiminez is a good option, but if you want to spend bigger Ings is cheap and could be benched if you dont need him.
                        Upgrading Kelly or Rico could also be an option (to Tomori or Janmaat)

                    2. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Strongly considering Cantwell >> Tom Davies this week .

                      1. in sane in de bruyne
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        With those fixtures coming up?
                        Are you gonna play him?
                        If not, total waste of money imo

                        1. The 12th Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          29 days, 21 hours ago

                          Play him against Norwich then pick and choose with Söyüncü,Rico

                      2. 11 smelly shirts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        Just for this week?
                        Everton plays Norwich and then 4 big games coming up.
                        If you comfortable to bench him afterwards, ok, but I'm not expecting much returns from him. Honestly, it's 2 points to 2 points

                    3. Colby
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      29 days, 21 hours ago

                      Is Cahill nailed-on in Palace’s starting line-up? Incredible value if he is given their next 2-3 months of fixtures.

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 21 hours ago

                        Looks like it. Looking at PVA for GW14-21.

                        1. Colby
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          29 days, 21 hours ago

                          5.6m for PVA is a bit too pricey for me sadly as I’m looking to Brent TAA in. But Cahill fits the budget. Cheers

                    4. dustbin89
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 20 hours ago

                      Close to splurging on hits, only made 2 this season.
                      Ryan (McGovern)
                      Tomori, Soy, Lunds, Pieters, Dunk
                      Mané, KDB, Maddison, Mount, Cantwell
                      Agüero, Vardy, Tammy
                      1.5 itb, 1FT
                      Tempted by
                      Jiminez(Agüero)
                      Pulisic(Mount)
                      Robertson(Pieters)
                      Martial(Cantwell)
                      For -12 with 0.0 itb
                      Second there is a rise or fall I can't do it. Can't have 7 non-df anyway, half those player coming in are yellow flagged

                      Talk me out of it!!

                    5. KDB4PREZ
                        29 days, 19 hours ago

                        Kane essential? Lol

                      • Kopkloppers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 9 hours ago

                        Some of the common and fairly logical recommendations around here are moving for example:-
                        Mount to Pulisic
                        McGinn to Trossard
                        And other such moves that seem to make sense from the outside.
                        I have been playing the game for a while now and have a reasonable record, developed by some "not so obvious" recommendations from others.
                        Please think about each move carefully this time of year.
                        It is appropriate to have players playing regularly and when considering a player like Pulisic, the need for bench cover is more important.
                        No matter the obvious skills he has, he has competition (CHO) who will no doubt play in his place up to as much as 50% of the time.
                        A good bench and a decent bench who can cover rotation would be advisable.

                      • Smell the Lavender
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 5 mins ago

                        Mainly about headers and crosses but FPL managers don't mind where the points come from. Maybe teams will try to prevent their crosses now and more will come from the middle..? Salah is on pens and is only a hat-trick away from being the best player in the world again... We know what he's capable of and I'm glad I've got him. Fingers crossed he recovers in time for the next game!