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
    6 days, 8 hours 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 (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Sounds good

      If I had cash, I would done same

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

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

    3. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 8 hours 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
        6 days, 8 hours ago

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

      2. dshv
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

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

    4. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours 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
        6 days, 7 hours 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.

      • FOO FIGHTER
          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

      • Zlatanzo
          6 days, 8 hours ago

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

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 8 hours ago

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

        • dshv
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 8 hours 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
              6 days, 8 hours ago

              Any news on Tammy yet?

              1. dshv
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 8 hours ago

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

                1. GuenDoozy
                    6 days, 8 hours ago

                    Fair, I'm not sure either

                2. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 8 hours 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
                    6 days, 8 hours ago

                    Abraham himself said “hopefully” ready for mid week.

                    1. dshv
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                      Hope to be like that will be awesome..

              2. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                6 days, 8 hours ago

                Mount to Zaha.?

                Zaha in fine form, nailed and has great fixtures

                1. dshv
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 7 hours ago

                    Grealish is your pick then.

                    1. HurriKane
                      • 7 Years
                      6 days, 7 hours 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
                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  6 days, 7 hours ago

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

            • HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              6 days, 8 hours 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
                6 days, 8 hours 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
                  6 days, 8 hours 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
                  6 days, 8 hours ago

                  Could see him getting a full rest, in that case

                  1. GuenDoozy
                      6 days, 8 hours ago

                      Cantwell excellent first bench option

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 days, 8 hours ago

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

                    1. ZICO SENNA
                      • 8 Years
                      6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                  3. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                • Inazuma X1
                  • 2 Years
                  6 days, 8 hours ago

                  Bench who?

                  1. Tammy
                  2. Son

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

                    1, risk of just playing 15 min

                • bigbudgie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 days, 8 hours ago

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

                  1. GuenDoozy
                      6 days, 8 hours ago

                      Any word of his fitness though?

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

                      Keep Jimenez for now...

                    • Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      6 days, 7 hours 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
                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                        Vardy and Rashford

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                  2. Slitherene
                    • 1 Year
                    6 days, 8 hours 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. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 8 hours ago

                      matip to TAA?

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

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

                    1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                      • 2 Years
                      6 days, 8 hours ago

                      A easy

                    2. Albrightondknight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      6 days, 8 hours ago

                      Probably A

                    3. Zlatanzo
                        6 days, 8 hours ago

                        A by far

                      • KINGS
                          6 days, 7 hours ago

                          B

                      • Zlatanzo
                          6 days, 8 hours 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
                            6 days, 8 hours ago

                            For free ? then yes for sure

                        • drughi
                          • 10 Years
                          6 days, 8 hours ago

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

                          1. Zlatanzo
                              6 days, 8 hours ago

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

                              1. drughi
                                • 10 Years
                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                sensible

                            • Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                              1. drughi
                                • 10 Years
                                6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                1. Amey
                                  • 1 Year
                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                            • Lukakus Unit
                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                Do it now.

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

                            • Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              6 days, 8 hours 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. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                                • 2 Years
                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                Pope to henderson or guaita?

                              2. Amey
                                • 1 Year
                                6 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

                                      Cheers

                            • GuenDoozy
                                6 days, 7 hours 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. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                                  • 2 Years
                                  6 days, 7 hours 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
                                      6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                      1. FPL Bloody Hell !!!!
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                        1. GuenDoozy
                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                      2. ZICO SENNA
                                        • 8 Years
                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                                        This

                                    • Amey
                                      • 1 Year
                                      6 days, 7 hours 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

                                    • Hakim Ziyech
                                        6 days, 7 hours 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
                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                between the first 2 options. Why not Zaha & Ings

                                                1. GuenDoozy
                                                    6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                            2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                              do you have a bench player to come in ?

                                          • Pep Roulette
                                            • 2 Years
                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                            How long is Aguero out?

                                            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                              • 6 Years
                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                              Atleast till Manchester derby

                                          • Albrightondknight
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            6 days, 7 hours 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
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                              Nothing wrong with your team mate.

                                              This season just seems very unpredictable and based on luck.

                                            2. Amey
                                              • 1 Year
                                              6 days, 7 hours 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

                                          • Trophé Mourinho
                                              6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                what’s the point though ?

                                            • HurriKane
                                              • 7 Years
                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                              Who do you prefer from gw17-20

                                              A) Jimenez- TOT nor MCI liv

                                              B) Rashford- EVE wat NEW bur

                                              1. Karan14
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                Rashford.

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

                                              2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                  Jimenez
                                                  Better team

                                                  1. HurriKane
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    6 days, 7 hours 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

                                                • Amey
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                  Jimenez

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

                                                  1. HurriKane
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                    1. Amey
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      6 days, 7 hours 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

                                                • ZICO SENNA
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                  Jimenez every time

                                                • GuenDoozy
                                                    6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                    Jiminez is exactly what Rashfords team need

                                                    1. Amey
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                        1. GuenDoozy
                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                            Consistency is Chi

                                                          • ZICO SENNA
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            6 days, 7 hours 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

                                                          • Amey
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                            I was talking team wise mate. You know that 😀

                                                        2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                            😆

                                                    2. GuenDoozy
                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                        Is there a round of pressers before the next deadline?

                                                        1. Karan14
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                          Yes.

                                                          There will be some today and some tomorrow.

                                                          1. GuenDoozy
                                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                              Cheers Karan

                                                          2. Hakim Ziyech
                                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                              Yes today & tomorrow

                                                              1. GuenDoozy
                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                  Thanks Ziyech

                                                            • Kopkloppers
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              6 days, 7 hours 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 (specialist in failu…
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                It would be so boring if everything happens as expected 😀

                                                                1. Amey
                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                  Ha ha
                                                                  Well said

                                                              2. GuenDoozy
                                                                  6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                      Fail, meant as a new post

                                                                • C_Manan
                                                                    6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                    1. GuenDoozy
                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                        This is lazy...

                                                                        1. C_Manan
                                                                            6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                6 days, 7 hours 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. ZICO SENNA
                                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                  Not true

                                                                                  1. GuenDoozy
                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                      Spotted

                                                                                      1. GuenDoozy
                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                          1. GuenDoozy
                                                                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                              Helped me enter the top 100K

                                                                                              1. C_Manan
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                      Play your own game is my advice

                                                                                                      1. GuenDoozy
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                        • C_Manan
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours 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

                                                                                                    • sub911
                                                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                      1. GuenDoozy
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                    • ZICO SENNA
                                                                                                      • 8 Years
                                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                          1. GuenDoozy
                                                                                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                              1. ZICO SENNA
                                                                                                                • 8 Years
                                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours 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.

                                                                                                            • ZICO SENNA
                                                                                                              • 8 Years
                                                                                                              6 days, 7 hours 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 (specialist in failu…
                                                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                Willian, Grealish, Zaha, Van Aanholt, Jetro

                                                                                              3. Amey
                                                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                Grealish
                                                                                                Guita
                                                                                                PVA
                                                                                                Kane
                                                                                                Aurier

                                                                                              4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                Guaita
                                                                                                Zaha, Alli
                                                                                                Ings, Mousset

                                                                                                Hipster quintet

                                                                                              5. BigBrown
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                              6. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                thx

                                                                                                1. ZICO SENNA
                                                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                  ACB

                                                                                                2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                  In same order ABC

                                                                                              7. Inazuma X1
                                                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                Bench who?

                                                                                                1. Tammy
                                                                                                2. Djenepo

                                                                                                1. ZICO SENNA
                                                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                  If Tammy is fit to play, Djenope

                                                                                              8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                                                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours 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????

                                                                                              9. Karan14
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                                                6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                    6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                    1. Karan14
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                      Unfortunately I can't afford Mount to Son.

                                                                                                  • Amey
                                                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                                                    6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

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

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

                                                                                                2. Gobigorgohome
                                                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours 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

                                                                                                  🙁

                                                                                                3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                                                  6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                  1. Amey
                                                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                                                    6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                        1. Amey
                                                                                                          • 1 Year
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                      • ZICO SENNA
                                                                                                        • 8 Years
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                        1. Amey
                                                                                                          • 1 Year
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                          Yes

                                                                                                      • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                                                                        • 6 Years
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                                                                          • 6 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                          1. Amey
                                                                                                            • 1 Year
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                          2. Karan14
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                        Agreed Sir, pondering over the same thing right now

                                                                                                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      • 9 Years
                                                                                                      6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                        dont take hits for GK

                                                                                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          • 9 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                      3. C_Manan
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                          Why Salah?

                                                                                                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            • 9 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Still have confidence in him!

                                                                                                        • Ynwalfc
                                                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                          Salah to Mane

                                                                                                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            • 9 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

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

                                                                                                      4. tokara
                                                                                                        • 5 Years
                                                                                                        6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                        How did Martial fare agst villa?

                                                                                                        1. C_Manan
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Rashford and James looked better

                                                                                                          • Gobigorgohome
                                                                                                            • 8 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Jame much better than him

                                                                                                          • TorresMagic™
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                            • 10 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Should have scored

                                                                                                        2. Ynwalfc
                                                                                                          • 3 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours 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
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            yes good move

                                                                                                          2. Ynwalfc
                                                                                                            • 3 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Haha I have two manes!! The other is Pulisic

                                                                                                        3. ffakih
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          • 7 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                          Triple Captain Vardy ?

                                                                                                          1. Gobigorgohome
                                                                                                            • 8 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Mane on DGW

                                                                                                            1. ffakih
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              • 7 Years
                                                                                                              6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                              Makes more sense .. Thanks .

                                                                                                        4. Twist&Shout
                                                                                                          • 8 Years
                                                                                                          6 days, 7 hours 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 (specialist in failu…
                                                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                                                            6 days, 7 hours ago

                                                                                                            Tomori, Tielmans, Soyuncu