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Which FPL players are most involved at set-piece situations?

We take a closer look at set-piece takers in this latest Members’ article.

For those who are unaware, our Set Pieces tab details the expected corner-kick, free-kick and penalty takers for each Premier League side.

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  1. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Would you downgrade Maddison 》 Tielemans to enable Maupay 》 Jiminez?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Is it involving a hit. Maddison to Tielemans seems a transfer wasted tbh.

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Probably not. Would wait til next week to do it.

      2. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Whom between the 2 you seeing doing better in the next 4/5 gameweeks? Maddison can be deep at times but set pieces are his butter and bread.

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Not sure its worth a hit but one things for sure Tielemens Jimenez will outscore Maddison Maupay long term

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks, who would come top between Maddy and Tielemans in the next 5/6 gameweeks in your opinion?

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Yes

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      yes

    5. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      No

  2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    What to do with this team?!
    Pope
    Rico,Lunds,Soyuncu(Tomori,Otamendi)
    Salah*,Mane*,KDB,Maddison*(Mount)
    Vardy,Abraham,Connolly*

    1FT, 0.5ITB.
    Ota+KDB to TAA+Martial?

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Sorry, Mane not flagged

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      See if Salah is out for long;

      Salah and Ota 》 KDB and TAA

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I like Son but Spurs are just not playing well enough as a whole.

      2. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        He has KDB. Just sit tight for more injury news. I’d be getting Ota gone

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Oh yeah, Son and TAA then. Wait for news first though.

  3. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Afternoon guys

    Watching the darts and thinking about my team:

    Gtg barring any injuries?

    Pope
    Lunds Robbo Ake
    Mount Tielemans Mane KDB
    Vardy Tammy Laca (c)

    Button, Soy, Prodl, Greenwood

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      should be a gtg

  4. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    What would you consider cheating in fpl?

    Is there even such a thing now that they have closed the loophole that allows one to see team value and money in the bank in real time?

    Here are some of the things that i would consider cheating.......

    1)Having more than one team entered.

    2)Hacking rivals pc/phone or using someone that your rival trusts to get information on their team in an act of fpl espionage.

    3)Having someone else manage your team for you unless you were incapacitated for some reason for a while.

    Is anything fair game to get ahead in this game and have you ever cheated to do so?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Definetily having more than one team.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I have seen story's of managers having teams for novelty leagues which i kind of sympathized with but i think fpl should allow for such teams under the same email address and just disqualify them from the overall ranks so as to keep everything above board.

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I’ve had novelty teams in the past in part of (very) mini leagues with other novelty teams. So London clubs vs Norther clubs v The rest....British players only vs European players only....stuff like that. FPL won’t allow you to delete yourself out of the OR game....i’ve tried in the past.

          It was never cheating...usually only started them a few months into the season because FPL is a bit of a yawn fest really.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            I understand your motivation and i am certainly not calling a manager as reputable as yourself a cheat Wakey.

            Again it is a pity that fpl do not cater for such novelty leagues.

            It is guys entering lots of teams going for overall rank that i have a beef with.

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              They could even encourage novelty leagues if they had a mind to. I get two teams in my cycling games as a matter of course. One uses transfers for each tour whilst the other is a fixed team for each tour. No reason on earth why FPL couldn’t do similar. They did the draft thing so at least that shows some understanding that just one team is a bit meh...i’d Like to think most folk would welcome two types of team wouldn’t they?...just not multiple teams...that’s when it’s cheating.

              1. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                I guess they are afraid that allowing and catering for such novelty leagues would cull the amount of teams entered which might be bad for bringing in advertising revenue.

                I don't think anyone would have a real problem with another type of team just as long as it was not going for overall rank.

                There are over 7 million teams entered into fpl now but i always wonder how many individual managers are actually playing the game?

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I don’t consider any of the above cheating.

      Cheating would be making you transfers on a work colleagues / friends team after gaining access somehow

      Otherwise who cares what someone sees on your team or what advice another player gets

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Extra point for each goal scored ie a forward gets 8 points for a brace and 16 for a hattie.

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      a second team for money leagues and a first team to maintain OR and history

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No,i do not like the idea of someone doing this as both teams are going for overall rank at the end of the day.

        This kind of thing has caused major waves on here before when unearthed and i hope nobody here is doing that now as i would not like to see that happening again.

  5. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Why is Winston Reid not playing for New Zealand today?

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He’s not in the team

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No but he played last week. Google tells me he has reutrned to West Ham - without any injury it seems...

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      pre-agreement cause of injury history

      both him and Wood (BUR) had that, so both back in uk

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks!

  6. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    2ft 0.3m itb

    Pope
    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Kdb, Mount, Cho
    Agueto, Martial, Vardy

    Rico, Dendoker, Kelly

    A. Aguero, Cho --- Jimenez, Martial (Leave 3.1m itb) Mount, Kdb to Pulisic, Salah next week posable

    B. A + Mount --- Son -4 exact cash need to get Martial today

    C. Agueto, Cho --- Lacazete, Martial (enough itb for Mount to Pulisic next week)

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      C is ok

  7. FOO FIGHTER
    4 months, 14 days ago

    What to do here?

    Pope Button
    TAA Lund Soy Rico Dunk
    Salah Mane Pulisic Maddison Mount
    Mousset Vardy Abraham

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Pray that Salah & Maddison are fit 😉

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      FT? Anything in bank?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Hey bro
        Was looking for you.
        Do you think Kelly is nailed atm ??
        Haven't followed Palace Injury news so bit confused.
        Have Lascells Rico in the team so need 2 cheap replacements

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Nope - decent chance Ward is back I'd say. If not this week then surely next.

          What happens at Cb is anyone's guess really. Decent argument that Kelly should play there but that isn't happening imo. Cahill has been average really but seems a Roy favourite, Sakho and Tomkins should be first choice but the odds on both being fit simultaneously is zilch.

          Very much considering Ward as my Rico replacement by 18 assuming I get Robbo over PvA.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Cool
            Will look elsewhere then.
            Cheers mate

          2. thegaffer82
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Why are you replacing Rico? At a little bit of change over 4mil he’s fantastic value. Season keeper for me

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 14 days ago

              I'll keep if he keeps starting games.
              Was subbed off last gw though. Need a starter in festive period

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Fixtures for Bournemouth defence look horrid right up to Xmas.It's not exactly a priority move as he's 3rd bench material right now for me.

              But if he sneaks up to 4.4 I'll be very tempted to cash the 0.2 (got him week 2 WC) and get a 4.5 type who could rotate in and out. From 18-21 Soy and Lund have City and Liverpool so it's very foreseeable that the extra defender would get game time. Long term I know.

  8. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Mane off at HT for Senegal....injury?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Let us hope not.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Lol
      I'd need to play FH at this rate !

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      He was booked just before HT for an altercation with an opposition coach.

      Probably taken off to avoid a red if his head had gone.

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        excellent!

        directions from Klopp maybe 🙂

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        that was the idea i got from trying to translate that link you gave, was a bit down there for a moment. Going into this period with both Salah and Mané injured that would been bad timing, this is prob the worst period of season to get injuries as there are so many games.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      hopefully just sick from long flight??

  9. 03farmboy
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Who to transfer in for otamendi?
    I already have VVD, soyuncu, lundstram and lowton on the bench

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Newcastle Defender/Tomori

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe no one this GW, If playing 3 at the back with VVD, Lundstram & Soy.

      Find money for a Pool full back to double up in GW14 or down grade to the another cheapie to upgrade elsewhere.

      1. 03farmboy
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks for the reply I have 2 free transfers so thinking of swapping Aguero and otamendi this week

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Newcastle is an option but I can't look beyond Palace at the budget end if you take the view that it's a long term transfer of a good bench option.

      Take a look at fixtures from 14-30. There will be cs surely.

    4. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      May as well just go template and bring in Tomori

      1. 03farmboy
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah he’s a good option or double up on Leicester

  10. Nasagaming
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Hi could anyone help improve my team. I have 1.9m in the bank
    Rui patricio
    TAA. Soyuncu. Lundstram.
    Mane. Maddison. Mount. KDB.
    Vardy. Rashford. Abraham

    Bench: button, Hanley, Reid, kayal

    1. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I’m also sat on a pile of cash. Too much value on offer this season.

      Mount > Pulisic (if fit) looks appealing

      1. Nasagaming
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah I thought about that but I feel like mount is more consistent

        1. thegaffer82
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I dunno, Pulisic has been consistently scoring since breaking into the first XI. The problem before that was he simply wasn’t getting any game time

          1. Nasagaming
            4 months, 14 days ago

            True he is in very good form as well

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I'd hold the first team and save with a view to upgrading a bench option soon. That's a very wonky bench for a busy time of year.

      1. Nasagaming
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah will do

  11. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Which Watford defender is a safer bet?

    A) Cathcart

    B) Janmaat

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Isn't Janmaat out until 2020?

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        No wait, thinking of Jamaal... (the first name of the Newkie guy out...)

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Cathcart because of Kiko but Janmaat looks a good option.

    3. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I’d go for B) personally

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      first one a bit safer when they play 3 games a week, that´s going to happen twice, so there is a slight chance Janmaat does not start vs Lei and Villa. I don´t remember QSF in terms of what he does when fixtures piling up, but position is demanding so might be rotated, hopefully rotation is 3 times 70 minutes form start-)
      I chose Janmaat, a little higher ceiling that´s why i went him above Cathcart, if you want security of starts in that Villa game Catchart is more safe.

  12. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    How’s she looking chaps?

    ...............Ryan
    ......TAA - Soy - Lundy
    Martial - Mané - Mount - Maddy - KDB
    ......Abraham - Vardy (c)
    Bench: Rico - Connolly - Tomori
    1FT & 2.7mil ITB

    A) KDB > Salah
    B) Mount > Pulisic
    C) Tomori > Robbo
    D) Save

  13. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    VVD our for personal reasons

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      *out

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      can liverpool get a fine not letting their players play for their country?

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        They should

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        All valid reasons on the surface.

        Egypt were suspect though which is why they wanted to check Salah’s ankle for themselves.

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          robbo is clearly fine too; as are gomez and henderson, and now VVD

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            International team managers should bin those who intentionally avoid call ups.
            (At least, less important players) so that they start respecting call ups.

            1. Big Bambora
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              How do you conprehesively prove that a player has intentionally avoided a call up ? Impossible imo if the club or the player is saying they are injured .

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Hmm
                That is true.

              2. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                Lie detector tests with electrodes placed on nipples

                1. Big Bambora
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  I wasn't asking what your favourite fantasy was. ☺

              3. Dreadful
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                You don’t have to prove it. There won’t be a trial. You just have to be big enough to withstand the backlash if it goes wrong.

                1. Big Bambora
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 14 days ago

                  This is a very risky approach . What if over a period a few key players have injuries , the club's involved provident details and those players are no longer selected ?
                  Not a great idea tbh.

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Robbo played through City with an injury. Henderson had been / could still be ill and VVD is for personal reasons.

            Gomez is a 22 year old London boy getting booed at Wembley by England ‘fans’ for doing nothing wrong... why should he even bother for the animals?

      3. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        The issue is proving it. Imposing fines would lead to all manner of legal actions without any concrete proof.

        1. Dreadful
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          This. Fines are a no go. You wouldn’t get away with it. But you can select who you want, you don’t have to explain that you haven’t picked them because you thought they were feigning an injury last time. Everybody will know, but nobody can prove that you just decided that x player was better for this squad so the only repercussions would be that you’re potentially making your squad worse. Up to the manager to decide whether it’s worth it or not.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Liverpool taking the piss now, Fergie style!

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      The Dutch have qualified anyway so his work is done for them for now.

      I suppose his personal reason is that he wants to win the Premier League.

    5. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      flushed out the rest of those salty mu fans ...

  14. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Dummett or Yedlin who is more nailed on?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      +1

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        ? lol

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 days ago

          I want to know that too 😀

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            ahha

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Yedlin is 1st choice RWB. Dummett needs injuries to keep up to stay playing.

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        cool thanks

  15. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Tempted to captain kun against chelsea? Bad idea?

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I see a lot of goals both teams rarely keep clean sheets

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Not if he starts.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Why won't he start ?
        After all, he's the league striker !
        .
        .
        😛

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Mr TWICE does what he wants!

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Lol
            Baldy has a new name then.

  16. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    On WC

    If you had to choose either

    Mount & Pulisic

    or

    Tielemans & Maddison

    and not a mixture of both

    Which combo would you choose and why

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      The Leicester pair.

      Chelsea have a more hectic schedule after IB and more options to manage minutes even if rotation per se doesn't happen.

      It's also perhaps worth considering that Pulisic may take away from Mount if he is getting more dead ball situations (corners) that Mount had previously.

  17. kyrgios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    why not a mixture?

    1. kyrgios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      ups reply fail to royals forever above^

  18. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    If you had to pick a midfield three for England's 433, with these being the other players:

    Sterling Kane Sancho
    _____ ______ ______
    Chilwell Maguire Gomez TAA
    Pickford

    Who would they be? My pick would be Maddison/Rice/Grealish

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Maddison Rice Henderson.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Delph Winks Henderson.

      Functional and mobile. Want them to win the ball back quickly and protect the full backs. Winks can venture forward occasionally, but the attacking damage should be done by the front three and the full-backs. Just like Liverpool.

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Sorry, but that is a horrible midfield that gets taken apart by most top teams.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          That's because you care about their technical ability. I don't care about their technical ability. I want them to win the ball back high up the pitch and pass it to the front three or full backs. Then get back to protecting the defence.

          Liverpool's midfield (not exactly goal scoring):

          Wijnaldum: 15 goals in 157 games
          Henderson: 26 goals in 339 games
          Keita / Fabinho (combined): 5 in 100 games

          If you think England can beat Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, France etc. by going toe-to-toe with them and playing fancy football you are living in a dreamworld. We lost to Belgium (twice) and Croatia in the World Cup. We lost to Netherlands in the Nations League. Our competitive record when it gets serious is trash. England need to be defensively solid first and foremost. Win the ball back and use our front three and full-backs to do the damage.

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Since 2000, the only big teams we have beaten in competitive matches (ignore friendlies) are:

            Croatia (NL 2018)
            Spain (NL 2018)
            Croatia (WCQ 2009)
            Croatia (WCQ 2008)
            Croatia (EUR 2004)
            Argentina (WC 2002)
            Germany (WCQ 2001)
            Germany (EUR 2000)

            In that time we have lost to Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Italy, France, Netherlands, Uruguay etc. The only decent team we have a chance against in competitive matches are Croatia.

            Yeah, we'll beat Poland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden (that was tough at times tbf, especially in the 2000s), Romania, Paraguay, Colombia etc.

            But give us a top team and we are stuffed.

          2. Dreadful
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 14 days ago

            To me, we lost to Croatia because we didn’t go toe to toe with them. We got the goal and they could barely put two passes together, distinctly remember their mids playing it out of play twice in a row. But we didn’t go for the throat. We tried to play nice, calm conservative football, when we just needed to blitz them whilst they were down. They then grew
            In confidence and took over the game. We hammered them a few months later and beat Spain 3-2. Don’t think we’ll ever be good enough to go out there and have routine 1-0, 2-0 wins against the top sides. We have to ride our luck, take our chances, and if they are having a nervy 20 minutes, punish them hard enough so we have more than one goal to hang on to when they inevitable take over again

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              We lost against Croatia because Southgate was tactically foolish. The game changed when Dalic pushed Vrsalkjo further forward in the second half. There were danger signs before the equaliser because Vrsalkjo was getting loads of space down the right and putting crosses in.

              Southgate should have moved Alli across to cover Vrsalkjo. But he left Alli in the middle to pick up Rakitic when Rakitic had dropped deeper and was not as much of an attacking threat.

              1. Dreadful
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 14 days ago

                I agree the goal was coming long before it went in. What I’m saying is that it shouldn’t have only been 1-0 at that point.
                Anyway, I agree that we’re not good enough to beat top teams regularly. Just think even with 3 defensive
                mids we won’t keep top teams out, so might as well play high tempo, attacking football, create chances and hope we score more than them.
                Not tactically masterful, I know but we’re not as good as them and our defence is worse than our attack, so personally I would prefer to play that way and take it on the chin when we get knocked out

      2. GuenDoozy
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Delph is Nowhere near the required standard. Got to play Mount or Maddison

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          They'll get caught high up the pitch and we will concede on the counter. Happens every time against the big teams. We need to learn some humility and accept that there are teams who are better than us and we can't go toe-to-toe with them.

          1. GuenDoozy
            4 months, 14 days ago

            Someone other than delph though. Ox has a decent workrate and provides goals from midfield which could prove crucial.

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 14 days ago

              Ox gets caught up the pitch too. He may get there in time, but I have seen him for Liverpool. I can see why Klopp is subbing him on for one of the front three now. Ox is only coming on for Henderson when Liverpool are chasing.

              Personally think Milner could fill the void, but obvs he is retired and getting old now.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It's baffling to see such boring options in the Midfield for England apart from Maddison. Don't like any of those tbh.

    4. GuenDoozy
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ox Henderson Maddison

      1. GuenDoozy
        4 months, 14 days ago

        This is against teams that sit deep.

        Henderson Winks Maddison is a more balanced option.

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Henderson, Winks and Maddison, but I think Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mount could push for a spot too. Can’t get behind Rice as our holding midfielder. Been poor for England in that role. Whenever Winks plays, we look a better team, IMO.

      1. GuenDoozy
        4 months, 14 days ago

        100% Agree on Winks.

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Can't wait until we pay £85m for Rice.

    6. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Henderson, Maddison and probably Winks or whoever is on form.

    7. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Ox, Henderson, Maddison

  19. FPL Kakarot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Which 5m defender is best to invest in?

    A)Ake

    B) Tarkowski

    C) Coady

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Consider Tomori & Schar too

      1. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Shar is injured

    2. GuenDoozy
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Enda Stevens

    3. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Wolves has the best fixtures in short term so probably Coady but really depends on the rest of your defence and how they would rotate based on fixtures.

  20. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    In the table in the article what does corner conversion relate to? It wouldn't appear to have any direct relation to goals scored from corners.

  21. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Best replacement for these 3
    Lasce+sterling+Cantwell

    Martial is in mind
    Please suggest

    1. GuenDoozy
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Cant possibly answer this without seeing your full team.

  22. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    A Cantwell to Tielemans and bench Mount for team below ?
    B Keep and play Mount and carry transfer
    C Mount to Tielemans and play

    Pope
    TAA Soyünücü Lundstram
    Mané KDB Martial Tielemans
    Tammy Jiménez Vardy

    McGovern Mount Rico Diop

    1. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Good enough team to hold imo so B.

    2. theguy69
      4 months, 14 days ago

      yeah looks good

  23. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    The pattern of Wolves results after EL this season. 1-1 seems a decent tip this week.

    Leicester 0-0
    United 1-1
    Burnley 1-1
    Everton 2-3
    Palace 1-1
    City 0-2
    Newcastle 1-1
    Wolves 2-1

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Whoops that last one is Villa

      1. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        I’m not really sure what to believe now

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      4 results 1-1
      1 result 2-1
      1 result 2-0
      1 result 3-2
      1 result 0-0.

      Not really sure this says much other then it’s likely they will concede and score. So that will be 1-1 then!

    3. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      It’s not after EL though, is it?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Well spotted :-0

        1. Dreadful
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Phew! You had me worried that Jimenez was going to have to squeeze yet another game in before the weekend.

  24. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    How's the team looking?
    Anyone worth taking a hit after IB?
    a. kdb to salah
    b. connolly to jimi
    c. rico to robbo

    0ft and 3.4itb
    pope ryan
    TAA lundy rico willem dunk
    mane maddi KDB mount martial
    abraham vardy connolly

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      None of those are worth a hit

  25. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    England XI: Pope; TAA, Mings, Maguire, Chilwell; Ox, Rice, Winks; Hudson-Odoi, Kane, Sterling

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Pope
    Trent Maguire Mings Chilwell
    Winks Rice Ox
    Sterling Kane CHO

    https://twitter.com/england/status/1196089566865719297?s=21

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Southgate and Poch running Kane into the ground.

      Hopefully Sterling gets 60-70 mins then subbed just to keep him ticking over.

      Need an early sub for TAA too.

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        It's kane in my opinion. Comes across as the kind of person who would throw his toys out of the pram if he didn't start.

  27. Farns Foxes
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Hold transfer unless any injuries in IB?
    Or do below transfers with -4
    Pope
    Pereira TAA Lund
    Mané StirlingC. Martial Mount H Barnes
    Tammy Vardy

    Rico Connolly Otimendi

    Next GW Stirling/Otimendi to Robertson and KDB ?....

    Your thoughts on team and moves would
    Help

    Thanks

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Ronaldo 99!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Robbed Jota of his 1st, typical! 😀

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 days ago

        lol completely understandable in the circumstances! This game has been awful.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 days ago

          Absolutely, would have been shocked if he didn’t.

          Pitch being a bog hasn’t helped.

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      I bet he wished he could lick himself like a 99.

      1. Dreadful
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Probably could if he tried

  29. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    Fernandes was really good for Lux. Anyone know who he plays for?

    1. Konig Luther
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 14 days ago

      Din.Kiev i think

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers, he looked more than useful. Very tricky, not the easiest skill to show, particularly on a pitch like that.

  30. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 14 days ago

    2ft 0.3m itb.

    Pope
    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Kdb, Mount, Cho
    Agueto, Martial, Vardy

    Rico, Dendoker, Kelly

    A. Aguero, Cho --- Jimenez, Martial (Leave 3.1m itb) Mount, Kdb to Pulisic, Salah next week posable

    B. A + Mount --- Son -4 exact cash need to get Martial today

    C. Agueto, Cho --- Lacazete, Martial (enough itb for Mount to Pulisic next week)