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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…
    27 days, 18 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
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Get TAA and pusilic for mount and aurier

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. Bouncebackability
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        But you do like him as a footballer? 🙂

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          27 days, 16 hours ago

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

  2. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 18 hours ago

    which Palace CB is nailed? If any?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      cahill looks fair nailed

    2. Angelic upstart
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Cahill and Sakho when fit

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      27 days, 15 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

  3. Dannywaz
    27 days, 17 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…
      27 days, 17 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

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      or maybe Mount to Pulisic

    3. Dannywaz
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Sterling is my cap against Chelsea

    4. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Tomori -> Someone cheaper
      To fund Mount -> Pulisic

    5. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Which 2 defenders are you always going to bench ??

    6. Dannywaz
      27 days, 17 hours ago

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

  4. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

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

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      B

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        thanks!

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Jimenez

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        cheers 😉

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

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 17 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
            27 days, 16 hours ago

            thanks again

  5. Amey
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Is he out injured?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        Out till New Year

        1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
          • 2 Years
          27 days, 17 hours ago

          Ohh tough luck

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      be surprised if Janmaat double rises!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 17 hours ago

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

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      I prefer clark in this range

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 17 hours ago

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

  6. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Thoughts on Ings?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Very good option imo with those upcoming fixtures.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Great pick IF he stays fit

    3. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 17 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/

  7. Angelic upstart
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 17 hours ago

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

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

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

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        Set Pieces under Team News

  8. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Thoughts on Djenepo or JWP?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

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

  9. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 17 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
        27 days, 17 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

  10. Slitherene
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Wanting to punt on Lacazette (SOU)

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

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Great punt

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 17 hours ago

        Worth the hit?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          27 days, 17 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
            27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Not worth the hit IMO

      1. Slitherene
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 17 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
          27 days, 17 hours ago

          Would you captain him?

          1. Slitherene
            • 1 Year
            27 days, 16 hours ago

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

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 16 hours ago

              Possibly the Norwich fixture the following gameweek could be tempting.

    3. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 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
        27 days, 17 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
          27 days, 17 hours ago

          exactly, couldn't finish....

  11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 17 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

  12. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    What’s the criteria for becoming a pro pundit?

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 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
        27 days, 16 hours ago

        That's clearly not the criteria

    2. Slitherene
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 hours ago

      Some skill, some luck & a big mouth.

  13. 11 smelly shirts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 17 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?

  14. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    Otamendi + KDB to TAA + Martial for -4?

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 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)

  15. PL Ball
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 17 hours ago

    How does..

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

    for a - 4 sound?

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 17 hours ago

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

    3. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 16 hours ago

      Sounds good

  16. dshv
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 17 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
      27 days, 16 hours ago

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

    2. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 16 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)

  17. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 16 hours ago

    Strongly considering Cantwell >> Tom Davies this week .

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 16 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
        27 days, 16 hours ago

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

    2. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 16 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

  18. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 16 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
      27 days, 16 hours ago

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

      1. Colby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        27 days, 16 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

  19. dustbin89
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 16 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!!

  20. KDB4PREZ
    27 days, 14 hours ago

    Kane essential? Lol

  21. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 4 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.

  22. Smell the Lavender
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 19 hours 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!