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. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Is this a good plan?

    Hold Barnes for the next 3 - Wat(H), Avl(A), Nor(H) & then do Barnes to Grealish in GW18?

    1. BNMC
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Harvey right? Either way, Grealish is in really good form now.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        Yes, Harvey! Will hold this week & reassess!

    2. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Probably yes.

  2. BNMC
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Any changes? I don't like my GK fixtures this week but don't want to waste a transfer on them.

    Ryan Heaton
    Robbo Lundy Soy Mings Rico
    Mane KDB Son Tielemans Cantwell
    Vardy Tammy Mousset

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Teams class. Fix the GKs

  3. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    By the end of the week my midfield will be Mane - KDB - Son - Pulisic. Optimal one would say.

    1. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Sweet

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      I switched to that this week. and wished I went with Alli rather than Son. With zero in the bank, the lack of flexibility is a pain in the arse. Plus it looks like Alli is back to where he was a few seasons back, form wise.

  4. Soto Ayam
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Help needed please

    Who to bench this week?

    A) soy home to Watford or
    B) lund home to new

    Swaying towards soy as Watford seems to be in complete disarry

    Any ideas?

    1. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      C) other

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        Taa, robbo, soy, Lund
        Mane, kdb, pul, alli,
        Vardy, Tammy, jimin

        Who else could join Rico and Hayden on the subs bench.?
        Obviously if tammy doesn't, them this discussion is moot

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 5 hours ago

          Has to be Soy

          1. Soto Ayam
            5 days, 5 hours ago

            Cheers

        2. arndff_
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          Soy

  5. davies
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Any suggestions lads?

    1FT / 0.0 ITB

    Gazza/Martin
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane KDB Son Martial Pulisic
    Vardy (c) Abraham*

    Gazza/Martin Tomori Ayew Rico

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Martial to Zaha?

      1. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Martial should be sold either for Zaha or someone else.

    2. sub911
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Save

  6. sub911
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Lundy
    Son Mane KDB Cantwell
    Abraham (I) Vardy (C) Jimmy
    Sub: Martin H Barnes Aurier Rico

    1FT

    Plan to save, good to go??

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Good to go

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    GTG?

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

    Button Rico Dendo Reid

    1. sub911
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Don't have love in Zaha, but there you are

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      You must have lots itb as not an expensive mid field

    3. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Good to go

  8. InRafaWeTrust
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Maddison & Aurier > Son & O'Connell -4?

    1. Soto Ayam
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Do you have to take out aurier?

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        I'd say no. Leicester have Watford at home. I wouldn't do it even for free transfers

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Not for a hit

    3. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      100% NO

  9. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Pope-> Henderson this GW a good shout?
    Would you WC this team soon or wait a little longer.

    Pope.
    Robbo, Soyuncu, Lundstram.
    Pulisic, Mane, KDB, Salah, Cantwell.
    Abraham, Vardy.
    Button, A. Smith, Williams, Wickham.
    1ft. 0.3m ITB.

    1. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Hope the WC question is a joke.

      Either Pope to Hendo or roll FT. With WC still in hand, think the latter is better.

  10. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Thoughts on this lot?

    Pope Button
    TAA Lund Soy Dunk Reid
    Mane Son KDB Mount Cantwell
    Vardy Jimmy Ings

    4m in bank, 1 FT.

    Cheers in advance.

    1. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Like it just not sold on Mount atm

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah, has been pretty disappointing of late.

        1. The Units
          • 9 Years
          5 days, 5 hours ago

          Maybe hold Mount this game week and then look at Spurs mid field.

          1. The Units
            • 9 Years
            5 days, 4 hours ago

            Scratch that.

            1. The Units
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 4 hours ago

              Look at Lei mid?

    2. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Pope out for Guaita. Mount needs to go for sure but now is not the time to sell.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      I would suggest save this week!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 5 hours ago

        Or Pope to Schmeichel/Hendo/Guaita

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Cheers all. 🙂

    5. arndff_
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Roll FT and reassess in GW16

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

      Fairly similar situation.
      I've a decent side with a lot of cash itb.
      Going to upgrade Button to Henderson. Don't mind double utd defence and Pope's fixtures are iffy.
      Then I'm watching Palace once more to see if its going to be Zaha or Alli in as 4th mid.

  11. sub911
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Salah --> Spurs assets

    1. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      If you have mane get rid for son or Alli

      1. arndff_
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        This

  12. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    My current team:
    Pope (Heaton)
    Robertson, Rico, chillwell, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Martial, Mane, Sterling, Mount, Dendoncker
    Jimenez, Vardy, King
    FT -2, Bank - 0.1 m
    Wildcard or not?
    If not please advise an option
    A. Pope, Martial -> Henderson, Zaha
    B. Pope, Mount -> Henderson, Zaha
    C. Pope, King -> Henderson, Mousset

    Please suggest any other or any hit if it is good. Interested to include Spurs assets

    1. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Def get rid of King for Ings. Keeper is a toss up to do now or later.

      1. akhilrajau
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Yea got . I am planning for Mousset becuase of budget so i can include son or alli in the mid.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Imo! Now will be a good time to wildcard! You have 3-4 issues! Wildcard could help you sort them out and have a good team for the busy schedule coming up! Get a good bench if wildcarding!

      1. akhilrajau
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Yea think so.. sterling to de brue, son/ alli, Zaha etc any best team

      2. akhilrajau
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 16 hours ago

        Schmeichel (Henderson)
        TAA, Doherty, Kelly, Lundstram, Rico
        Zaha, Mane, KDB, Alli, Hayden
        Jimenez, Vardy, Ings
        Bank: 0.1m

        How about this wildcard team. Any suggestions

  13. iL PiStOlErO
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Had good week with 66pts. Thinking of saving ft this time. Gtg?

    Or should I use ft on Pope to someone?

    Pope
    TAA Lund Soy
    Salah KdB Son Pulisic
    Vardy(C) Rash Mousset

    Button Dendo Rico Guilbert

    0.1 itb, 1ft

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      I think I would do Pope --> Henderson

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      I would hold and see what happens mid week games.

  14. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 5 hours ago

    Do u think Robbo will get a rest in one of the next 2 league games before their key match vs salzberg ?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      5 days, 5 hours ago

      Think he will.

      1. sub911
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        probably will be rested in the game v Bournemouth

    2. The Units
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Nah def is already shakey.

    3. Shake n Bake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Probably just get rested against Villa in Carabao Cup

  15. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Off topic

    Anyone here have a Fire HD 10 Tablet?
    Worth getting? What do you mainly use it for?

  16. Shake n Bake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Best goalie going forward?

    A) Guaita (long term good fixtures)

    B) Henderson (better form but only 5 good GWs ahead)

    C) other option

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      A for sure

  17. chatynho
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Jimi or mousset?

    1. Shake n Bake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Jimi

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Jimmy

  18. Dirty Harry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Worth saving a transfer this week? Not liking Pope's fixtures though.

    Pope (4.0)
    TAA Lundy Soyu (Tomori Rico)
    Mane KDB Pulisic Tielemans (Guendouzi)
    Auba Vardy Mousset

    Wish I could fit in Son, could do Pulisic > Son for free.

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Do Pulisic to Son

      1. Dirty Harry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        I was thinking the same, I should have done it last week but I opted stupidly for Pulisic 🙁

        1. Lav
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          We were in form, specifically Pulisic. I think he might be rested soon though, but maybe not due to how bad Pedro & Willian were. I would get someone from Spurs in though. Maybe even Alli.

  19. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Not seeing Guaita in many teams, is Pope to Guaita for -4 crazy?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      It is certainly not

  20. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Anyone else had a dreadful game week? 45 points

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      Plenty on that page

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes also 45, failed captaincy, finally ditched Auba, figures

    3. BNMC
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      I got 50, which is a good score until I remember that I took a -8. But the players I brought in all made up 4 points this week.

    4. akhilrajau
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 16 hours ago

      I got only 35

  21. SUPER MOKH
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    A. Martial > Alli (have Son)
    B. Connoly > Mousset
    C. Pope > Henderson

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      B

  22. Lav
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Hello DZ. McGinn to Cantwell here to free up cash? 1 FT £0m ITB

    Gazza - 4.0
    TAA - Soy - Lund - Rico - 4.0
    Mane - KDB - Son - Maddison - McGinn
    Vardy - Tammy* - Jimenez

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Norwich are too hot & cold. Keep Mcginn

      1. Lav
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        As 5th mid though?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Yes buddy

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          McGinn is a better 5th midfielder imo

  23. Hakim Ziyech
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Frontline of Jimmy Ings Vardy looking sweet for next gw 🙂

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Class front three, but better hope Tammy doesnt play and shine.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Yeah although I am not worried about Tammy tbh with that front 3

  24. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    I have a question​!

    Is making a GK transfer for a hit worth it?

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      For me no

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Long term, probably. Same as a defender.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Do you think Gazza(MUN Away) to Schmeichel(WAT Home) for a hit this week is a good move? Schmeichel would be a season keeper for me!

    3. BNMC
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      I was wondering the same. Heaton -> Guaita is tempting.

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Not for me, could easily backfire

  25. BNMC
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    The only thing I fear with Tammy is him coming off the bench and just getting 1 point. I hope it's just a case of he either starts the game or doesn't even make the squad. I'm really happy with my bench options and I don't want to miss out on them just because of a 1-pointer from Tammy.

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      If hes fit enough hes starting.

  26. white lightning
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Just after some advice please. Team with 1ft & 2.6m bank.

    Ryan
    Tomori, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, Son, Martial, Pulisic
    Vardy (c), Rashford, Jimenez

    Heaton, McGinn, Rico, Janmaat

    I was thinking = Tomori out & TAA in

    What do you reckon = Y/N

    Thoughts & thanks.

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      I would save ft.

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Guaita or Schmeichel? Why?

    1. GuenDoozy
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Both too expensive IMO

      1. GuenDoozy
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        If you see who's at the top its Pope, Ryan, Ramsdale and Hendo

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Leicester GK
      (Can't spell correctly 😛 )

      1. GuenDoozy
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        And you are a United fan?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          Going by this logic, thank god I'm not a Bayern Munich fan 😀

          1. GuenDoozy
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            I dont get it hahah? His dad and United legend had the same name so any United fan should be able to type it out is what I meant

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              I got that.
              Just check the names of German players 😀
              Hard to read let alone remember to spell

              1. GuenDoozy
                5 days, 3 hours ago

                Sokratis Papastapopodopolus says hi lol

                Yeah I know it's wrong 😆

  28. Hakim Ziyech
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Best Martial replacement?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Zaha

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        I have got Zaha since gw 11.
        Midfield ( Zaha,Maddison, Salah, Mané, Martial)

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          Grealish looks good! Planning to get him before GW18!

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            5 days, 4 hours ago

            Thanks. Yes, juicy fixture in 18.
            Cheers bud

    2. GuenDoozy
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      LOL didnt expect this from his biggest fanboy. Maybe even bigger than IBROX

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Well I hate to do this to him but a man gotta do what he has gotta do when called, nevertheless he served me well

        1. GuenDoozy
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          I'd go the Dele Alli route, if affordable

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            Cheers. On my list too

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Pulisic
      Grealish

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Thanks buddy 🙂
        I am considering the Grealish pick. Not sure of pulisic minutes

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          Just look at him playing buddy.
          Most attacking player from Chelsea team IMO

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            😆 Hahaha...I can't disagree it is just lampard roulette I am bothered about. If he starts this gw. He most likely won't next gw... But he is on my shortlist too.
            Finally decided to keep Salah? I am keeping bud

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Sold !!

        2. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 3 hours ago

          He’s first choice, so there’s that?

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            5 days, 3 hours ago

            I don't think he is during this festive fixtures congestion

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 3 hours ago

              Well he will remain first choice, that’s a given, but rest happens, can’t be helped.
              So sure, he’ll get his rest, but he’s defo a first choice player now, only have to look at his minutes.

  29. KayserSoze
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    KDB Maddison Mane Alli
    Ings Jimi Vardy
    (Button Tomori Martial* Rico)

    With that front 8, am I correct in benching Martial. Was a disappointment yesterday!
    Is the bench order correct?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes, I am actually selling. Utd are shambles. Nice front 3

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Yep, good opportunity to save FT

    3. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Probably, yes.

    4. KayserSoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 3 hours ago

      Thanks, all! Will move Martial to someone like Zaha for the next game week. Would still have to figure out whom to bench from that front 8!

  30. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 4 hours ago

    Anyone picking Willian?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Now you have got my attention!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        +1

      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Hopefully for good reasons 😉

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          😉

    2. GuenDoozy
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Didnt even start last game, obviously susceptible to rotation

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 4 hours ago

        Got his rest though, most likely to play Aston Villa and maybe next rest will be around Christmas?

        1. GuenDoozy
          5 days, 4 hours ago

          I think I would prefer Zaha or Grealish over him even of they weren't cheaper. The main men for their teams. Willian more of a functional winger involved in defence, build up play, attack, everything. Not the threat that Pulisic poses