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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…
      2 months, 11 days 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
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Get TAA and pusilic for mount and aurier

      2. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

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

        1. Bouncebackability
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          But you do like him as a footballer? 🙂

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

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

    • LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      which Palace CB is nailed? If any?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        cahill looks fair nailed

      2. Angelic upstart
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cahill and Sakho when fit

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days 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
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days 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…
          2 months, 11 days 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…
            2 months, 11 days ago

            or maybe Mount to Pulisic

          • Dannywaz
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Sterling is my cap against Chelsea

          • in sane in de bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Tomori -> Someone cheaper
            To fund Mount -> Pulisic

          • Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Which 2 defenders are you always going to bench ??

          • Dannywaz
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days 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
          2 months, 11 days ago

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

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
              2 months, 11 days ago

              B

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                thanks!

            • Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Jimenez

              1. kennethrhcp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                cheers 😉

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

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days 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
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    thanks again

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days 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. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Is he out injured?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Out till New Year

                1. MoManeTaa
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Ohh tough luck

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days 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
              2 months, 11 days ago

              be surprised if Janmaat double rises!

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

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

            3. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I prefer clark in this range

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

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

          3. TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thoughts on Ings?

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Very good option imo with those upcoming fixtures.

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Great pick IF he stays fit

            3. Skonto Rigga
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days 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
            2 months, 11 days ago

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

            1. Angelic upstart
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

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

              1. Skonto Rigga
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

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

              2. Inazuma X1
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Set Pieces under Team News

          5. Inazuma X1
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thoughts on Djenepo or JWP?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

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

          6. Dare Do The Punt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

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

            A) Ake

            B) Cathcart

            C) Mings

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days 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
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Wanting to punt on Lacazette (SOU)

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

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Great punt

              1. Slitherene
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Worth the hit?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days 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
                    2 months, 11 days ago

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

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

              Not worth the hit IMO

              1. Slitherene
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days 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
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Would you captain him?

                  1. Slitherene
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 11 days ago

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

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Possibly the Norwich fixture the following gameweek could be tempting.

            3. 11 smelly shirts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days 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
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  exactly, couldn't finish....

          8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days 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
              2 months, 11 days 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
            2 months, 11 days ago

            What’s the criteria for becoming a pro pundit?

            1. 11 smelly shirts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days ago

                That's clearly not the criteria

            2. Slitherene
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Some skill, some luck & a big mouth.

          10. 11 smelly shirts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days 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
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Otamendi + KDB to TAA + Martial for -4?

            1. 11 smelly shirts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days 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
            2 months, 11 days ago

            How does..

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

            for a - 4 sound?

            1. 11 smelly shirts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Sounds good

            3. dshv
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days 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
                  2 months, 11 days 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
                  2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Strongly considering Cantwell >> Tom Davies this week .

                1. in sane in de bruyne
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 days 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
                    2 months, 11 days ago

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

                2. 11 smelly shirts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days 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
                  2 months, 11 days ago

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

                  1. Colby
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 days 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
                2 months, 11 days 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
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Kane essential? Lol

                • Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days 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
                  2 months, 10 days 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!