Scout Notes

Liverpool defence still suspect but attacking returns continue to flow

LIVERPOOL 2-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

  • Goals: Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) x2 | Lewis Dunk (£4.6m)
  • Assists: Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) x2 | Leandro Trossard (£5.8m)
  • Red cards: Alisson (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: van Dijk x3, Alexander-Arnold x2, Dunk x1

Two early headers from Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) were all Liverpool needed to extend their lead atop the Premier League to 11 points, both set up by Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) crosses from dead-ball situations.

However, the Anfield crowd had to drag their team over the line thanks to a red card for goalkeeper Alisson (£6.0m) that led to Lewis Dunk’s (£4.6m) consolation goal for Brighton and Hove Albion.

For all the attacking flair and assist potential of full-backs Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), it’s van Dijk who scores most of all three. Last season his four goals comfortably exceeded their combined one, whilst today’s brace adds to his opening-day strike against Norwich.

The 6ft 4in centre-back found himself in enough space to head home a fairly central Alexander-Arnold free-kick after 18 minutes, rising above Adam Webster (£4.4m) to loop over Matthew Ryan (£4.7m). Then, six minutes later, the same combination made it 2-0 from a corner.

In the first half, Jurgen Klopp’s side were easy on the eye, playing with the verve and confidence of a team that knew they were about to go 11 points clear of Man City, after the champions could only draw 2-2 at Newcastle at lunchtime.

The Liverpool boss said of his side’s display:

We would have loved if we would have finished one more, two more, more often and it looks much more comfortable, but that’s our situation. I don’t want to change it, it’s like it is. There will be days when we will score from situations like that and will probably not use our set-pieces, that’s how it is. But you have to score goals and we did that often enough to win the game and that’s good.

Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) and Sadio Mane (£12.2m) had a fruitless afternoon but it wasn’t for a lack of trying in the latter’s case.

Ryan’s fine save from a Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) shot in the 16th minute denied the Senegalese winger an assist, while the in-form premium midfielder could have been on the scoresheet himself soon after when being thwarted by the busy Australian.

Mane also found himself in space around the penalty spot on the hour-mark but couldn’t get good contact and the chance went begging.

Salah returned to the line-up after his Gameweek 13 benching but made very little impact apart from hitting the side-netting in the 12th minute. He was replaced by Adam Lallana (£5.8m) in the 69th minute, although the Egyptian preserved a clean sheet point to get the last laugh over Mane owners.

While Salah’s recent struggles with an ankle injury are off-putting, he and Mane remain enticing options for the next three Gameweeks and – if it wasn’t for the Club World Cup postponing their Gameweek 18 fixture – there would even be an argument for owning both against Everton (h), Bournemouth (a) and Watford (h).

The absence of Fabinho (£5.5m), meanwhile, saw Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) resume the ‘number six’ role that he had occupied before his recent reinvention as a right-sided central midfielder.

Klopp said:

We had to replace Fabinho today which is a tough one because it’s like we were really used to these things without really thinking about it. Hendo played a sensational game in that position together with Gini and Ox. It was a really good performance but we had to work really hard. And what I liked most, that the boys were ready to do that.

Liverpool looked set to finally keep their first clean sheet in seven games and only their third of the season. The second half had been a dull affair, with the Reds conserving their energy knowing that they have ten games to come in a gruelling December.

Whilst the streak of 18 home games where either Salah, Mane or Firmino had scored was about to end, at least they were cruising to a relaxing victory.

Then goalkeeper Alisson was sent off for a deliberate handball outside of his area and everything quickly changed. A long Brighton ball over the home defence set free Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), who poked the ball up onto the advancing stopper’s hands for a straight red card.

On came Adrian (£4.2m) for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) and the reserve Liverpool custodian was instantly picking the ball out of the net after Dunk – once getting the nod to take the kick early – casually passed the resulting free-kick into the corner.

Klopp said of Alisson’s dismissal:

Of course, life became more complicated with the red card and the change we had to make. We had to bring on a frozen goalkeeper pretty much! Everybody sitting here is probably not really warm yet, but imagine you go there in shorts, a really thin shirt and some gloves which are not made for keeping you warm.

Some people let the free-kick happen like that and then you look a little bit silly in that moment, but that’s what you have to accept.

We kept on fighting and Adrian especially helped us a lot with two really, really good saves and crosses he caught and stuff like this.

Suddenly things got nervy for the home side when former Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) forced Adrian into a low stop. Two minutes later, the substitute spilled a comfortable save right at the feet of substitute Neal Maupay (£5.9m). The Reds held on to make it 13 wins from 14 league matches but those looking for reassurance that Klopp’s troops are tightening up at the back wouldn’t have been given any indication of that on Saturday.

Alisson will be suspended for Wednesday’s Merseyside derby with Everton, although Liverpool’s only two clean sheets of the season did come under his deputy’s watch.

Truth be told, there were still some hairy moments for Liverpool’s defence even before the red card. Alisson made a good save from Davy Propper (£4.9m) in the first half, shortly followed by a Dunk sitter where the centre-back scuffed a shot wide with his knee.

Dunk then narrowly headed wide a Pascal Gross (£6.4m) corner in the 54th minute, before a Martin Montoya (£4.5m) cross was superbly controlled and shot by Aaron Connolly (£4.7m) eight minutes later.

The goalscorer made some crucial contributions at the other end, firstly blocking an Oxlade-Chamberlain effort after a superb run and pull-back from Robertson. Just before the Alisson incident, Dunk got in the way of a shot that followed Alexander-Arnold’s burst into the box.

Graham Potter said of the Seagulls’ efforts:

We put a lot into the game and played with a lot of courage. We weren’t quite as aggressive as we needed to be in the first 20 minutes, so that’s a learning point for us, but we have a really good account of ourselves against a top team.

Potter again went with a four-man backline this weekend and opted for 19-year-old Connolly over Maupay up front, despite the latter’s 19 goal attempts only being bettered by Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) over the last six Gameweeks. As promising as those numbers sound ahead of a run of fixtures against Wolves (h), Crystal Palace (a) and Sheffield United (h), only one of those 19 shots resulted in a goal.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Adrian 78’); Salah (Lallana 69’), Firmino (Origi 76’), Mane.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-5-1): Ryan; Montoya (Alzate 69’), Webster, Dunk, Burn; Gross, Bissouma (Trossard 69’), Stephens, Propper, Mooy; Connolly (Maupay 76’).

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3,212 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    whats up with fpl stats ? pogba randomly on -171 % ?? how has that suddenly happened ?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Ya spotted that too 🙂

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Flag change.

  2. HD7
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    1 FT, 1.7 ITB

    Gazza*
    TAA Lund Robbo
    Mane KDB Maddy Pulisic
    Ings Jimenez Vardy

    Subs: Button, Willems, Hayden, Rico

    Gazza to :
    A) Hendo (it will be a double with Lund for their nice fix)
    B) Schmeichel (as I havent got a Leicester defender)
    C) Guaita - Im not sure If hes nailed?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      I would suggest B

      1. HD7
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        And after 3 GWs go Guaita.

  3. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Will we get press conferences tomorrow/Tuesday i.e how much team news will we get before the next deadline?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Not a lot I'm guessing

  4. lifes a pitch
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Is having Alli+Son too much ?

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      For midweek yes, for next weekend no 🙂

  5. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    For this GW, play two of: Mousset, Tomori, Lund.

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Lund and Mousset

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Mousset and Lund

    3. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Shu boys

  6. kyrgios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Looks like a decent week to save FT?

    Pope
    Lundstram TAA Soy
    KDB Son Salah Tielemans
    Abraham Jimenez Vardy

    4m - Cantwell Aurier Rico

    Cheers lads

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Pope > Henderson

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    still cant believe VAR let Jimenez blatant offside go unchanged. Incompetence through the roof along with mass inconsistencies.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Haven't seen it but about time I got a dodgy call go my way.

    2. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      What in the world are you talking about???

  8. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Pretty simple one really... Pope > Henderson? I only have 1FT and 1.3M in the bank.

    Pope
    VVD, Tomori, Soyoncu, Lund
    Mane, KDB, Alli
    Auba, Vardy, Mousset

    Button, Cantwell, Lindelof, Saka

    Any thoughts appreciated.

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Save

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Similar situation. Tempted to hold tight with Pope but could bring in Hendo or Guaita.

      Nice team you have, and three strikers. I’m considering Connolly to Ings

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Martial & Barnes to ?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Pulisic and grealish?

  10. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    What's the LMS safety score? Why can't I find it? I've got problems.

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      40

        1. norab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          Thanks Polska

          1. POLSKA GOLA
            • 6 Years
            6 days, 12 hours ago

            You’re welcome, congrats on you OR mate

  11. tc93
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Do we have any updates on whether Abraham is playing the next couple of games? If he’s out how does Mount +Abraham —> son and greenwood look? I’ll switch to a 442

    Rest of Team:
    Pope
    Soy / TAA / Robbo (Rico, Lund)
    Maddison / KDB / Mount* / Mane (Cantwell*)
    Abraham* / Vardy / Jimi

    1. norab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Unclear. Likely know more tomorrow. I'm leaning towards holding.

      1. tc93
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        It’s a tough one- as I really want to get son in

  12. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Pope Heaton
    Soy TTA Tomori Lund Rico
    Salah KDB Martial Cantwell Mount
    Firmino Vardy Tammy

    WC in gw 18. Do not want Tammy after that and dont want to be priced out on these moves:

    Tammy Mount Pope > Mousset Zaha Henderson (-4) tonight.

    Then I can do Martial > Son next gw.

    Does it look ok?

  13. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Kane, Mane, Tielemans, Mount, Robbo, Lundstram and Pope all blanking along with my captain Pulisic who I tranferred in for Richarlison(8). One for Rough with the smooth this GW!

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Cannot wait for gw 15 to start and put this one behind me, dreadful stuff!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Have you made any move?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah, Janmaat + Mount to Kelly + Zaha (exact funds)

  14. Cheesyzoot
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Just done Mount to Zaha... hoping he can prove a nice differential over the next 6-7 weeks

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      did the same myself, think we wont be alone in making that move!

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Nice move, now is the time time to get Zaha

  15. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    10,7,2,9,9,7,5 super consistent asset since his 10 pointer at City in GW8....onw of my few good transfers this season!

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Will get Him or Mousset or Ings this week.. Prefer him atm. But those two are playing very well and have better fixtures

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Need help! What would you do?

    Gazza
    TAA Robbo Lundy
    Mane Son Martial Barnes
    Vardy(C) Jesus Jiminez

    Button Rico Dendo Reid

    1 FT
    0.1 ITB

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Similarish situation to me and I think I might change keeper

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Whom are you bringing in?

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          Considering Hendo/Guaita but not convinced.
          Might do Ings for Connolly instead (see below). What do you reckon?

  17. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Right... 1FT, feel I need to do one of these. Which one?

    A) Pope to Henderson or Guaita
    B) Connolly to Ings

    Currently 1FT 1.5ITB
    Pope
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Tomori
    Mane KdB Pulisic Martial
    Vardy Kane

    McGovern Connolly Dendoncker Rico

    Thanks!

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Ings

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks. Who would you drop to start Ings then?

        Out of interest, do you have Pope and are you sticking with him?

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 3 hours ago

          I would be tempted to drop Martial, he was poor enough against Aston Villa to be honest but then again he is playing as a striker so it would be risky of course. United just don't instill enough confidence in me to keep a player like Martial atm.

          Yes, I have Pope and Burnley fixtures do look bleak so will be relying on mostly save points from him. I am hoping to save my transfer this week unless there are any injury updates today/tomorrow!

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 3 hours ago

            Thanks. Interesting to know. I ended up bringing Ings in, keeping faith with Pope for those reasons (and not wanting to double up with Sheff Utd for now, nor being convinced enough with Guaita and Palace). Got Tomori first bench at the moment.

            All the best!

            1. Balls of Steel
              • 4 Years
              6 days, 3 hours ago

              Sounds good, Ings is in red hot form, has the fixtures and also bonus point magnet! Cheers, good luck! Chelsea defence is quiet suspect so good decision to bench Tomori and start TonyM.

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    The big move for me after this gw is either doing Martial and Mount to say Zaha and Pulisic or... Downgrading one and upgrading Connolly to Jimenez :/.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      You don't wanna do that? I'll be getting rid of Martial next GW too, can't stand his sulky face in my team anymore.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't want to do what mate?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          The moves you suggested or do you just not know which to do out of them?

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 12 hours ago

            Not know which. Basically either stick with a 352 or move to a 343 and upgrade Connolly by downgrading Martial or Mount 🙂

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              6 days, 12 hours ago

              Ahhh ok mate, decide after seeing how Mount does vs Villa, if he blanks again and Martial continues to look put out that he even has to play football then switch both and stick with 5 mids.

              1. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 12 hours ago

                Yhh exactly, cheers mate

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Similar to me. I need to decide whether to use the transfer to change Martial or Mount, or save it and just star O’Connell. Sheffield’s clean sheet prospects?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Start JOC if only 1FT for sure

    3. Aubaaaaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      I would think martial and mount to Zaha and pulisic

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Is Pulisic any more likely to start than Mount? Isn’t it Pulisic who is due a rest? That’s what’s on my mind.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          Don't think lamps can afford to rest him.

  19. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Which??

    A) lowton to o'conel (have lund)
    B) mount to zaha mads tiele puli
    C) laca to mouset jimy ayew
    D) 2 of above with -4
    E) lowton laca -4 to chilwel/periera mouset/jimy

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Not fancy replying to others today? Hahaha

      Id have to see your team.

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Ryan (buton)
        Soy lund taa (kely lowton)
        Son mane kdb mount (dendo)
        Vardy ings laca

    2. Aubaaaaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      B.

  20. Aubaaaaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    If you have to pick 1 to play:
    A. Pulisic (AVL)
    B. Maddison (WAT)
    C. Mousset (NEW)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Pick 1? Bruh... C

    2. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      A or B

  21. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Lads, would you be so kind to help me out with this?

    Pope / 4.0
    TAA, Chilwell, Lundstram / Kelly, Rico
    Salah, Sterling, Mount, Tielemans / Traore
    Vardy, Abraham, Jiménez

    A. Hold
    B. Mount, Tielemans out / McGinn, Pulisic in (- 4)
    C. Mount out, Zaha in
    D. Time to WC

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Definitely not WC. Hold.

      If anything, maybe Pope to Hendo/Guaita? But I’d probably hold with that strong team

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Nice, man, thanks!

    2. Aubaaaaa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      If got more confirmation that Abraham is fit, I would do C

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks, mate!

  22. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Real benching headache this week - currently have Soyuncu (WAT) and Lundstram (NEW) on my bench!

    Considering using 2ft to switch Tielemans & Mount to one great mid and one benchable player (eg Cantwell).
    Slightly nervous doing it before AVL & WAT, but who would be midfielder of choice with 9.1 available?

    Alli
    Zaha / Pulisic (could afford Grealish instead of Cantwell)

    Team is:
    Pope
    VVD TAA Tomori
    Sterling KDB Mount Tielemans
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      You're playing Tomori over Lundstram? Dear lord, no pun intended

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      not much of a benching headache imo play Lundy and bench Soy and Tomori... job done

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Sounds like a good week for you consider bench boost

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Five week straight locked in Lord-stretch

      Don't mess with the Lord against weak opposition

  23. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    About to pull trigger on Mount to Zaha and Martial to Alli for free - any reason not to?

    1. norab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Despite my post below I don't believe there to be any reason not to other than a gut feeling.

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Good moves

  24. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    I was all set to make 1 of 2 moves. Either Pope to Hendo or Mount to Zaha. Maybe even both for -4. With the GW coming so quickly and unless some unexpected news pops off I think I'm going to stick. Love having 2 FT.

    Everybody scrambling around making all these moves, it's just starting to feel like holding is best.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Same. Although I did a hit this week which paid of massively. If I knew Mount wasn't to start he'd be gone but want to assess other players ie jimenez, Zaha and Alli for one more week. Also want a parting gift from Martial

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Man, that hit did pay off for you. Well done. Yeah, just feels like one more game for some of these guys will really make some moves crystal clear.

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 12 hours ago

          Cheers mate 🙂 and yhhh, I'd be more annoyed if I got rid and Mount or martial hauled then keeping and getting some information atleast

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Looking at your team save is best option, maybe Pope to Hendo at a stretch

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Well Hendo is coming into my team for sure for the Norwich game. I really blew it by signing Son instead of Alli this week. The Alli move would've given me the cash needed to sign Grealish in GW18 so as to really be strong for the xmas crush of games.

        So now there will be a -4 somewhere for the moves I want instead of 1 transfer a week getting me to where I want to be by GW 19.

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      i thought that this week, was so wrong. Seems to be the season if you want it, go get it.

    4. ...al - Come out to the coa…
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Decided to hold myself and re-assess on Tuesday

      These quick fire weeks can end up being a sh!tshow full of rotation

      But they can also work as a one week punt

      Depends on what you got

  25. Would Ed Woodward
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Woodward on Pereira and Jones getting contract extensions this year.

    ""It's a multi-year squad evolution analysis," he said.

    "It's hard enough to get three players done in a transfer window. To get six or seven done is extremely difficult if you are getting proper talent.

    "If you choose to churn every player because they are not good enough and you're not extending contracts, you are putting yourself at risk of execution. Sometimes you have to take a broader view.""

    He barely sounds human.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      ugh...

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      multi-year squad evolution analysis

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        My new FPL team name.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      tbh this is how i feel about my fantasy team at the moment

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm not 100% sure he is human tbh.

  26. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    1 FT with .5 itb. Tempted to ditch Saka & strengthen bench due to risk of mid week rotation but reckon 2 frees could be more important week after so think I'll stick.

    Henderson
    Lundstram, Trent, Doherty, Soyuncu
    Mane, Barnes, KDB
    Auba (C), Vardy, Tammy*
    (Cantwell, Saka, Montoya)

  27. Energetics
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Pope Button

    TAA Robbo Soyuncu Lundy Rico
    Mane KDB Pulisic Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Jiminez Ings

    Martial to:
    A: Alli
    B: Zaha
    C: Grealish

    Though I have another benching headachethis week. The amount of points I have benched this season has been insane! So possibly

    D: Bench Martial

  28. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Tammy Mount Pope > Mousset Zaha Henderson (-4)?

    Then I can do Martial > Son next gw.

    Look like ok moves?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Like it

  29. Baltic Revolution
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Anybody know where the ffs cup results are posted?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      It's a little early for those.

      1. Baltic Revolution
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Fair enough, thanks!

  30. Ando
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 12 hours ago

    Any reason not to pull the trigger on McGinn ➡ Alli? Can't afford Son.

    1. korbendallas82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Nice transfer.

      1. Ando
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Thanks

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 10 Years
      6 days, 12 hours ago

      Nope just looked at the ways I could get Alli in the next few gameweeks myself,

      1. Ando
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 12 hours ago

        Cheers mate! Good luck!