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. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Think I go Pope to Guaita. Yes Henderson is a good option but in 4-5 weeks time do I really want to have to make a keeper transfer again during the busy period. Guaita looks good and better fixtures for longer time. What ye think?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Sounds good

      If I had cash, I would done same

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      If you already have used your wildcard, then Guaita. Otherwise Henderson an option too....

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks guys most other questions I have seen on this have been go for Henderson so good to hear some other views.Plus the pain of a pool defence double up is getting too much don’t want to compound it with a SHU double up

      1. Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I bought Henderson yesterday....will get Guaita later

      2. dshv
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Here with the same question.. is it worth to give my 1 ft to change the keeper...

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      These kind of transfers doesnt often go to plan. Pope could rack up lot of save points in next 2gws. Plus he's got decent fixtures in chistmas period

      id rather save the transfer. A spare transfer could be vital in chistmas period to jump on bandwagon punts such as Alli Zaha Grealish PVA etc

    5. Lukakus Unit
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Depends on your backup. If you are going with a 4.0 backup, Guaita is a good option.

      I have Heaton as my backup, and he and Hendo rotate nicely for almost the entire rest of the season.

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I did Pope to Guaita yesterday. Great fixtures and Palace are pretty solid at the back.

  2. Zlatanzo
    7 months, 8 days ago

    who would you get rid of first out of Martial and Mount?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Mount. Martial is more nailed and got excellent fixtures after next 2

  3. dshv
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    Robbo lund soy rico kelly
    Sterling mount mane perez dendo
    Tammy kane vardy

    Any ideas or wait to save another ft.. ??

    1. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Any news on Tammy yet?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Dont know.. you guys here know the things better than me. Thats why i ask..

        1. GuenDoozy
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Fair, I'm not sure either

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Sounding as positive as we owners can hope for I think. The quote I heard is that he could / should be ready for mid week.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Abraham himself said “hopefully” ready for mid week.

          1. dshv
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Hope to be like that will be awesome..

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Mount to Zaha.?

      Zaha in fine form, nailed and has great fixtures

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Need some money.. can sell mount for 6.3..

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Grealish is your pick then.

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            This really like the look of him

            3 goals and 2 assist in last 5 pl starts and got great fixtures after next gw

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 8 days ago

              He's playing on the Wings.
              What a well taken goal yesterday against United 😮

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I'm thinking of doing this. Form over fixtures and all that.

  4. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Would you start Cantwell (sot) over Pulisic (AVL)

    Have a weird feeling Pulisic will be rested after playing 3 matches in last 8 days

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Probably rested, but might do well even if plays only 15-20 min...tricky. If he starts, you’ll regret.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Id rather take 90 mins of Cantwell over 15 mins of Pulisic

        Cantwell has scored in back to back matches and faces a shaky soton defnce. Could be a goalfest

    2. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Could see him getting a full rest, in that case

      1. GuenDoozy
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Cantwell excellent first bench option

    3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Can't bench their most inform player.
      Making too many changes is costing them points.

      1. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Yep agreed, don’t think Lamps can afford not to start him, evrn if it’s for 60 mins

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Got him IN for a hit this GW.
      You probably know my answer 😉

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bench who?

    1. Tammy
    2. Son

    1. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      1, risk of just playing 15 min

  6. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Think I might just do Jiminez right back to Tammy after midweek

    1. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Any word of his fitness though?

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Keep Jimenez for now...

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Who are the other strikers ?
      I really like Jimenez.
      Tbh, I've got Pulisic now so think can go without Tammy till new year myself

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Vardy and Rashford

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Lol
          Good problem to have though. Certainly a template/safe move to get Tammy back.

  7. Slitherene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    Baldock Soyuncu Matip
    KdB Salah Mount Maddison
    Rashford Ings Vardy
    Heaton Tomori Aurier Stephens

    1 FT, 2.8 ITB

    Thoughts on what to do with this bunch?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      matip to TAA?

  8. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    A or B? Cannot decide. Supposing Abraham fit...
    A. Alli+Abraham
    B. Son+Ings

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A easy

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Probably A

    3. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A by far

    4. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      B

  9. Zlatanzo
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Mount (AVL) to Alli (mun) this week or wait till next GW? Concerned if Mount gets rotated again this week...

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      For free ? then yes for sure

  10. drughi
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Mount>alli/son for a hit or wait a week ?

    1. Zlatanzo
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Look right above lol... for a hit though I'd wait it out

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        sensible

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Do you think Mount will be rested/dropped ??
      I don't think so personally

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I think he starts and I have not done many hits this season

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          If you think he starts, definitely wait for one GW.

    3. Lukakus Unit
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Do it now.

      Mount has looked tired, and both Son/Alli are likely to go up in price by then.

  11. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Appreciate any advice for this team. 1 ft, 2m itb. Thanks

    a. Keep pope?
    b. Best way to get in some Chelsea attack?

    Pope
    Taa soy lund
    Mane kdb son Maddison
    Vardy jiminez ings

    Button dunk Rico dendo

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Pope to henderson or guaita?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      A yes for now.
      B. Pulisic/Tammy. I've gone for Pulisic

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Who would you dump to get pulisic? Or better to reverse the Tammy > Ings transfer? Cant see many other options.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Maddison probably.
          Sold Tielemans myself for Pulisic but tbh I'd not have sold Maddison. Hold probably

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Cheers

  12. GuenDoozy
    7 months, 8 days ago

    If Tammy's unavailable midweek, my planned move is:

    Pulisic, Tammy > Zaha, Rash (-4).
    Or should I just keep it simple and go Tammy > Ings?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      He cud be starting on the weekend anyways...why wud u want to sell just before one GW? start someone like kelly ahead of him

      1. GuenDoozy
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Idk, it's the busy period and it's easy to get left behind with no way back

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          I wud do it only if I dont wanna get him back when he is fit and available

          1. GuenDoozy
            7 months, 8 days ago

            I do have Pulisic so I could go that route with Rashford and Ings both firing

      2. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        This

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Tammy to Ings was the move I did for GW 14.
      Not sure about GW 15 though with Tammy possibly returning to the team

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I like it tbh even for the hit as we know puli won't get 90 minutes midweek. Could also be fully rested.

      1. GuenDoozy
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Another option is Ings, Alli.
        And a 3rd option is Grealish, Laca!

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          between the first 2 options. Why not Zaha & Ings

          1. GuenDoozy
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Hmm with some cash left in the back. Not a bad shout, cheers

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      do you have a bench player to come in ?

  13. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    How long is Aguero out?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Atleast till Manchester derby

  14. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Apart from not captaining Vardy,which I will rectify this week, what wrong with his team. OR is very mediocre.

    Guaita

    Robbo TAA Lundstram

    Mane KDB Son Tielmans

    Vardy Abraham Ings

    McGovern Söyüncü Tomori Stephens.

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Nothing wrong with your team mate.

      This season just seems very unpredictable and based on luck.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Nothing probably.
      Tielemans is playing so deep now though.
      Sold him myself for Pulisic.

      We're slightly unlucky though as Vardy missed a nice Tielemans cross with a free header though

  15. Trophé Mourinho
    7 months, 8 days ago

    cant wait for my bench wankery in gw18. They will glance at my team and see 3 pool in my xi, then they scroll to see mousset, pereira and zaha are on my bench.
    Might even shove henderson on the bench for button as well
    mahaha

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      what’s the point though ?

  16. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Who do you prefer from gw17-20

    A) Jimenez- TOT nor MCI liv

    B) Rashford- EVE wat NEW bur

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Rashford.

      I'm going to probably sell Jimenez after that Norwich game let's see.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Jimenez
      Better team

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Still rashford (7g 5a) got more returns than Jimenez (6g 3a).

        not to forget he got better fixtures and will be more fresh than jimenez who has played a lot of games without a rest. fatigue will surely kick in in buxy chirstmas period

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Jimenez

      I see 3 deep lying defenses in option B which generally takes away attacking threat from United

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Doesnt matter as Man united has scored more goals than wolves and got better fixtures.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Wolves Defense is horrible !!
          Rashford also a good option & I'd love to have him in my team.
          Not at the expense of Jimenez though

    4. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Jimenez every time

    5. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Jiminez is exactly what Rashfords team need

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        We agree on that.
        He's everything we need from a striker.
        Excellent work ethic, great hold up play, never ending stamina, bringing others into play etc

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Doesnt necessarily make him a better option than Rashford for this chistmas period

          1. GuenDoozy
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Consistency is Chi

          2. The Dance
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            I think he’s clearly better than Rashford, just all round better team, close, but Jimi’s fixtures make him the standout, especially over next 3-4 fixtures

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 8 days ago

            I was talking team wise mate. You know that 😀

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          😆

  17. GuenDoozy
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Is there a round of pressers before the next deadline?

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Yes.

      There will be some today and some tomorrow.

      1. GuenDoozy
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers Karan

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Yes today & tomorrow

      1. GuenDoozy
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks Ziyech

  18. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Trully weird. 14 home players gw14. Bad week. 14 home players gw15. Bad week? Still weird having 28 from 30 home games in 2 gw's

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      It would be so boring if everything happens as expected 😀

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Ha ha
        Well said

    2. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Pope > Hendo worth a FT? I'm not so sure, Wouldnt pope just make it up in save points, with odd CS with max baps?

      1. GuenDoozy
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Fail, meant as a new post

  19. C_Manan
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Any new players under the fpl radar with great form / great upcoming fixtures? I cannot think beyond a template team anymore

    1. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      This is lazy...

      1. C_Manan
        7 months, 8 days ago

        The way this season is going, doesnt make sense to do a lot of thinking, just go with the herd for not to be left behind

        1. GuenDoozy
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Some are making an effort to stay ahead of the curve. The lazy ones blame everything on bad luck and "the way this season is going" etcetc

          1. The Dance
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Not true

            1. GuenDoozy
              7 months, 8 days ago

              Spotted

              1. GuenDoozy
                7 months, 8 days ago

                I got Son in as soon as Jose got appointed, to stay ahead of the curve. just an example

                1. GuenDoozy
                  7 months, 8 days ago

                  Helped me enter the top 100K

                  1. C_Manan
                    7 months, 8 days ago

                    Which Tottenham asset should I go after?
                    Kane Spurs or Alli? considering not much price difference between Kane and Son, is Son nailed to play 90 mins every GW?

                    1. GuenDoozy
                      7 months, 8 days ago

                      Play your own game is my advice

                      1. GuenDoozy
                        7 months, 8 days ago

                        But I went Son, looks nailed, dangerous and in forn

                      2. C_Manan
                        7 months, 8 days ago

                        of course, captained Auba this GW got a decent score, I just did not want to not miss the bus for any new players under the FPL radar

                2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 8 days ago

                  Got Son the week before Jose got appointed and capped him 3 weeks in a row, got into top 1k 😀

                  1. GuenDoozy
                    7 months, 8 days ago

                    There you have it manan, you got an example of both ends of the spectrum

              2. The Dance
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 8 days ago

                Spotted what? We try, and still the game screws us royally. Examples mentioned is one player, i’ve taken chances to stay ahead, all comes down to luck at the end of the day. Proud of my team now though.

                1. GuenDoozy
                  7 months, 8 days ago

                  Combination of wrong decisions and bad luck. Luck being 20%

                  1. GuenDoozy
                    7 months, 8 days ago

                    And now that you have a great team is a result of good decisions and approach not luck

                    1. The Dance
                      • 8 Years
                      7 months, 8 days ago

                      Well i agree there, it’s just building it for my best chance of returns, hoping i’m lucky enough for them to do well.

                  2. The Dance
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 8 days ago

                    And yet not really. Go for good players, the usual with under the radar players too, good captain picks, and good times for differential picks, taking risks on good reasoning, and still screws ya.
                    Played this game long enough and done well enough, you’re not telling me anything new, but will never escape that luck plays a huge factor, or using ‘skill’ to maximise luck. Easy to say this though when things have gone your way. Like i say though, love my team, only way is up and plenty of time.

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Willian, Grealish, Zaha, Van Aanholt, Jetro

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Grealish
      Guita
      PVA
      Kane
      Aurier

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Guaita
      Zaha, Alli
      Ings, Mousset

      Hipster quintet

    5. BigBrown
      7 months, 8 days ago

      I have taken a punt on Zaha, looks like he is hitting some form with kind fixtures coming his way!

  20. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    pls rank in order :
    a. Soy
    b. Kelly
    c. Tomori

    thx

    1. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      ACB

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      In same order ABC

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Bench who?

    1. Tammy
    2. Djenepo

    1. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      If Tammy is fit to play, Djenope

  22. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    Taa soyu lund
    Mane kdb mount cantwell
    Vardy auba ings

    1.4 itb

    My plan is save ft and do

    Auba mcgin mount to Jimenez/abraham(if fit) Zaha son for a -4..Good plan?or do I need to transfer mount to Zara this gw and do the other two next gw????

  23. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    TAA - Lundy - Soy
    Mane - Pulisic - Tielemans - Mount
    Kane - Vardy - Jimenez

    (4.0 Tomori Cantwell Rico)
    1ft & 3.3m

    OR 1.8m pretty much from where I started in GW1. The season keeps on getting worse for me.
    In need of some differentials or luck to push me up the rankings.

    Mount to Zaha for this week?

    Still leaves me without a Spurs a mid but will have enough cash to upgrade Tielemans to Son/Alli for the weekend games.

    Thoughts or any other ideas for my team?

    1. GuenDoozy
      7 months, 8 days ago

      So close to Mount > Son against that leaky defence. He could cost you another red arrow

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Unfortunately I can't afford Mount to Son.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Kane is a bad pick IMO
      So many strikers do things well which he fails to do.

      Rashford Tammy Ings etc.

      I'm no expert but my suggestion to you would be getting in Son Grealish. Also, you can get an expensive attacking defender like PVA/Periera/Chilwell/Aurier & play ahead of template Defense to get some upper hand on the template

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Just got Kane in this week for Tammy.
        Madness to sell him this week I guess?

        I can do Mount & Tielemans to Zaha & Son over these 2 gameweeks.

        Grealish has Chelsea, Leicester & Sheffield next 3. Might as well wait for 3 games?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Kane is a tricky one for sure. Keep him as you got him IN just.
          Don't keep him too long if he fails to perform though 🙂
          I've made error with Salad to 2/3 gw's ago. Corrected that error myself.
          Like Son. Don't like Zaha pick at all though !
          Re Grealish, yeah fixtures are bit difficult.

          1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            I'm giving Kane time till Tammy comes back to full fitness or looking at Rashford after the 2 tough games.

            One of Son/Alli definitely come in for me next week.
            You sold Tielemans too?

            Zaha seems to be a bit of a hit & miss. If it works out great otherwise I could switch to Grealish after these 3 tough games.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 8 days ago

              Good call i guess.
              I did Salah Tielemans >> Son Pulisic (-4)

              Son a Shield move, Pulisic i think is in for a haul

  24. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    I want to get in Henderson but
    cant stand the feeling of losing double Clean Sheet.
    learned my lessons with Robo TAA double up..
    not to make the same mistake with Hendo Lund double up..

    imagine if both team lose CS in same GW

    🙁

  25. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Midweek games are annoying, easy decision gets turned into a complicated decision because of "gametime" issue

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Ignoring the "Rotation" wagon is the key IMO.

      If last season is anything to go by, teams don't Rotate heavily & those who do get kicked (Good Ebening)

      1. C_Manan
        7 months, 8 days ago

        So you think Top players from each team would be nailed to start?
        Sterling, KDB, Mane, Son?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Each will miss one.
          Most playing some minutes is my prediction. Man City is different case though. Pep is a madman

      2. The Dance
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        I remember this, there was so much talk about rotation, and hardly any team made that many changes

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 8 days ago

          Yes

      3. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Thats true, might just get Pulisic and be done with it

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 8 days ago

          I didnt watched the game but everyone saying Pulisic looked tired, sigh...

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Hold it up then if you're so anxious about him getting benched. I'm not so i got him IN

          2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 8 days ago

            Pulisic started 5 games in 14 days before the IB also and one of them was an EFL Cup game.

            I don't think we should be worrying about his game time just yet. Think Lampard will stick to the first 11 and try to get a win after going winless in 3 games.

    2. C_Manan
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Agreed Sir, pondering over the same thing right now

  26. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    TAA, Robbo, Chilwell, Lundy
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Maddison, Pullasickie
    Vardy (c)
    (Button, Mousset, Connolly, Rico) 0 FT, 1.5 ITB

    Pope > Guaita for a hit is on isn’t it 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Like the Mousset pick. Was between him & Ings for me last GW, went for Ings. Let's see who wins the 4 match race 😀

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      dont take hits for GK

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Unless you think they'll score more over the long term, in which case, take hits for GK's? 🙂

    3. C_Manan
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Why Salah?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Still have confidence in him!

    4. Ynwalfc
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Salah to Mane

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Don't see it personally, prefer pens for the same price, mo just needs games now & move on from the injury

  27. tokara
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    How did Martial fare agst villa?

    1. C_Manan
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Rashford and James looked better

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Jame much better than him

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Should have scored

  28. Ynwalfc
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    Periera,Lundstram,Aurier
    Alli,Mane,DeBruyne,Mane
    Vardy(C),Rashford,Jimenez

    Subs Button,Tomori,MCGinn,Kelly

    GTG? Thinking MCGinn to Grealish next week who is looking in brilliant form for Villa?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      yes good move

    2. Ynwalfc
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Haha I have two manes!! The other is Pulisic

  29. ffakih
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Triple Captain Vardy ?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Mane on DGW

      1. ffakih
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 8 days ago

        Makes more sense .. Thanks .

  30. SydneyFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 8 days ago

    Pick three to bench out of this lot for this gameweek.

    Taa, Lundstram, Soy, Baldock, Tomori
    Salah, Kdb, Alli, Zaha, Tielemans
    Jiminez, Vardy. Mousset

    Currently on Tielemans, Tomori and Baldock but giving me headaches.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 8 days ago

      Tomori, Tielmans, Soyuncu