Scout Notes

Sidibe catches the eye as Everton win on Ancelotti’s first match in charge

With the Gameweek 20 deadline fast approaching, we continue our whirlwind review of the Boxing Day games with a look back at four more Premier League matches.

Everton 1-0 Burnley

  • Goal: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m)
  • Assist: Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Sidibe x3, Fabian Delph (£5.3m) x2, Yerry Mina (£5.3m), Calvert-Lewin x1

Carlo Ancelotti made a winning start to life at Goodison Park as a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) header handed Everton all three points against Burnley.

From a Fantasy point of view, there was plenty to interest us.

Ancelotti set his new troops up in what was a fluid 3-4-3, with Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) dropping in as the right-sided centre-half alongside Yerry Mina (£5.3m) and budget FPL defender Mason Holgate (£4.4m).

Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) and Lucas Digne (£5.7m) were the wing-backs in this set-up but when Everton moved into a 4-4-2, generally out of possession, Sidibe was ostensibly an ‘out of position’ right-winger, with Coleman and Digne operating as more orthodox full-backs.

Sidibe is one to monitor as he got forward to create three chances, setting up Calvert-Lewin for the hosts’ winner, and also forcing Nick Pope (£4.7m) into a save with a low shot.

Ancelotti said after full-time:

We tried to build up with three defenders to put more players between the lines, and some situations were good for us and others have to improve. This is normal and I didn’t want to change a lot for the players. I have seen some good things.

Offensively, Sidibe stayed wide and on the other side we had Lucas Digne to cover the space there.

Defensively, Sidibe was working in the line of the midfielders. The shape 4-4-2 defensively didn’t change.

We started to build up with Coleman a little bit back and Sidibe more forward. It went well because he put in the cross for Calvert-Lewin to score the goal.

Calvert-Lewin was, as he had been under Duncan Ferguson, again the spearhead of the Everton attack and had plenty of chances before his goal; indeed, no other FPL asset has had as many efforts on goal as the Everton striker in Gameweek 19 so far.

Five of his six attempts were from his head and two presentable opportunities went begging in the first half.

Ancelotti said of his young striker:

He is a fantastic striker in my opinion. He is strong with his head but he can improve is his movement without the ball.

He has to be more focused on the goal but, of course, he is really unselfish and he moves up and down, right and left.

He has to stay, in my opinion, more focused on the centre of the box.

Richarlison (£8.0m) and Bernard (£6.4m) operated as narrow wingers either side of Calvert-Lewin but neither posed as big a threat, not registering a single shot in the box between them.

Burnley didn’t record a single shot on target all game, with an early looping Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) header (not counted as a shot by the powers that be) that was cleared away from near the goalline by Mina as close as they came to scoring.

Rodriguez was starting as Sean Dyche deemed Ashley Barnes (£6.2m) unable to handle the rigours of two games in 48 hours, saying after full-time:

He has a chance [v Manchester United] and that is part of the plan as to which game do you choose because two in three days does affect people like Barnesy from a recovery point of view, and any kind of knocks.

But the fully fit lads I expect them to recover well and be right, and ones like Barnesy we have to monitor and be careful, and make those decisions on what game is right and what game is not.

Today was one we considered to be not, to allow him the chance to be possibly playing and starting on Saturday.

Ancelotti also seemed to promise changes in Gameweek 20, saying:

Of course, I have to change players and try to put more players fresh if possible. We are an energetic team. Physically, we are in really good condition, so we look forward to the next game.

We don’t have really time to recover but we are going to check the players that were not able to play – maybe they have more possibility to play against Newcastle.

We have to see how the players recover. I am going to decide on the line-up on the day of the game.

Everton (3-4-3): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Holgate; Sidibe (Walcott 89′); Sigurdsson, Delph, Digne; Bernard (Kean 76′) Richarlison (Davies 85′), Calvert-Lewin. 

Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady (Gudmundsson 66′), Cork (Long 87′), Westwood, McNeil; Rodriguez, Wood (Barnes 73′). 

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Harry Kane (£11.0m), Dele Alli (£8.9m)| Adam Webster (£4.4m)
  • Assists: Serge Aurier (£5.1m) | Pascal Gross (£6.4m)
  • Bonus: Webster x3, Kane x2, Alli x1

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion but the Lilywhites’ display wasn’t a great deal more convincing than it was in the defeat to Chelsea.

Again Spurs had problems breaking down a compact three-man defence and a congested midfield in front of it, with there being little room for Harry Kane (£11.0m), Dele Alli (£8.9m) and Lucas Moura (£7.1m) to exploit in behind when the hosts arrowed balls forward from the back.

The one time Kane succeeded in breaking free of Brighton’s backline in the first half, the Video Assistant Referee was on hand to disallow his goal for offside.

Spurs had registered only one shot in the box before half-time and went into the break a goal down, with Adam Webster (£4.4m) having nodded in a Pascal Gross (£6.4m) free-kick to put the Seagulls in front.

Striker Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) indeed wasted an excellent chance to double the visitors’ lead just after the interval, mistiming a jump and seeing a cross bounce wide off his shoulder.

It’s now just one clean sheet in seven league matches for Spurs under Jose Mourinho.

Kane did battle his way to a tenth goal of the campaign, finishing at the second attempt after a save by Mathew Ryan (£4.8m), while Alli looped in the winner from a Serge Aurier (£5.1m) cut-back.

Kane and Alli nearly combined for another goal late on, with the latter forcing a fingertip save out of Ryan in the 89th minute.

Owners of Spurs assets will no doubt be concerned by the swift turnaround in games, with a trip to Norwich to follow on Saturday.

Kane and Alli, in particular, looked exhausted at the full-time whistle, although Mourinho had previously hinted at the former getting plenty of game-time over Christmas.

Speaking after full-time on Boxing Day, Mourinho said:

I cannot imagine these boys, not just my boys, but the Potter boys how they can play in 48 hours. If you go to control the distances they run, the intensity, the breaks, if you are going to control that and if we are going to tell anyone who understands physiology, it is a crime that they are going to play football again on the 28.

On Alli, the Spurs boss added:

 People now say since I arrived that Dele has scored three or four goals in the Premier League and one or two goals in the Champions League but I don’t go in that direction. I go in the direction that Dele Alli exhausted from work. I love players who are exhausted from that.

The problem is that we have to play again in 48 hours, but I love for players to finish the game exhausted. That’s why these guys are doing. Sissoko incredible. The defenders they are playing every game and it’s not easy to play in the feeling that have at this moment, which is the feeling of ‘wow we concede a goal every game, we make a mistake and we concede a goal’. That added pressure is not easy to cope with.

Mourinho will be forced into at least two changes against Norwich, with Harry Winks (£5.2m) and Moussa Sissoko (£4.9m) both suspended after picking up their fifth bookings of the season.

Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) may well have played his way into contention for a start at Carrow Road after an impressive cameo off the bench, while Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) made an impact as a substitute too – although Mourinho’s post-match comments about the Dane’s future may be a sign that Eriksen is heading for the exit door in January.

Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) wasn’t involved in the matchday squad, with Mourinho saying:

I cannot say he is injured, in five minutes we start a training session and you can go to the stands and watch it, he is going to be training normally so I cannot say he is injured. I can say that yesterday he told me he was not feeling in condition to play the game.

Not based on injuries, based on fears of previous injuries that he has had since the beginning of the season. Feeling not ready to start the game, but I cannot say he is injured, I can say he is not in condition to start the game, which is different.

Brighton are about to embark on a series of appealing fixtures and they have massively impressed against tough opposition of late, having more than held their own against Liverpool, Arsenal, Wolves and now Spurs.

For those who are holding onto Chelsea assets, the shape-shifting Seagulls – here operating in a 3-4-2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – will more than likely make life problematic for Lampard’s troops when they visit the Amex on New Year’s Day.

Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) continues to excel (without delivering much in the way of Fantasy returns), while dead-ball specialist Gross banked his fifth assist of the season.

There was some Christmas-influenced rotation by Potter on Boxing Day, with Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), Neal Maupay (£5.8m) and Davy Propper (£4.9m) among the players handed a breather.

Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) missed out with illness, meanwhile.

Maupay will surely return against Bournemouth on Saturday and is perhaps one to monitor for the fixture swing, with rotation less of an issue after this busy Christmas period.

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Winks (Eriksen 68), Sissoko; Lucas (Dier 76), Dele, Sessegnon (Lo Celso 56); Kane.

Brighton (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Duffy, Webster, Burn; Schelotto (Bissouma 83), Alzate, Stephens, Bernardo (Trossard 76); Mooy, Gross; Connolly (Maupay 68).

Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham United

  • Goals: Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m), Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) | Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Ayew, Connor Wickham (£4.4m)| Michail Antonio (£6.9m)
  • Bonus: Ayew x3, Kouyate x2, Snodgrass x1

Crystal Palace lost another defender to injury as they saw off struggling West Ham United on Thursday.

With Joel Ward (£4.3m), Scott Dann (£4.3m), Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m) and Gary Cahill (£4.5m) already sidelined, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) limped out of the game after 64 minutes of the win over the Hammers with a recurrence of his hamstring problem.

The Dutch left-back had missed Gameweeks 16 and 17 with the issue before making a swift return to the team.

Speaking after the Eagles’ latest win on Boxing Day, Roy Hodgson said of van Aanholt:

I think it’s all part of the fact that because we are so desperate in that position we hurried him back a little bit. He was keen to get back to be fair so when I say ‘hurried him back,’ he didn’t take any persuasion because he wants to play and was very keen to play.

You are worried of course when that happens it could recur, but speaking to him as he was leaving he didn’t seem to think anything had pulled or snapped so I’m rather hoping it won’t be a long-term thing but of course the scans always show some degree of strain and every one of these strains keep people out for a period of time.

It’s something we can’t really afford but we will have to learn to live with it.

Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) was again brought in to deputise at left-back when van Aanholt was withdrawn.

Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) returned from suspension, at least, with his availability at centre-half meaning that Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.9m) moved back into midfield.

It was the former Hammer who grabbed Palace’s equaliser from a Jordan Ayew (£5.0m) knock-down and the Ghanaian striker was at the centre of much of Palace’s attacking play on Boxing Day, being directly involved in all four of the ‘big chances’ that the hosts carved out.

Ayew had missed a sitter in the first half and set substitute Connor Wickham (£4.5m) free for a gilt-edged chance on 75 minutes, with the budget FPL forward shooting straight at Roberto (£4.4m) when Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) was well placed for a tap-in.

Ayew saved the best till last, though, scoring a superb solo goal in the final minute of normal time to bank his first double-digit haul of the season.

The Ghana international’s expected goal involvement (xGI) of 1.57 is the best in Gameweek 19 so far.

Hodgson said of him after full-time:

He’s scored five in a team that doesn’t score many goals. Five is pretty good by our standards because we’re not scoring that many at the moment, not for want of trying or for want of getting people in the box.

We knew all along that he’s got the capability of scoring those goals. I think his game’s improved, I think his confidence has improved as it should do – he deserves to be confident.

Let’s not get carried away with Ayew’s FPL appeal, though – he had eight successive blanks before Boxing Day’s goal-and-assist return.

But the budget Fantasy striker is, at least, fairly secure in his position, having started all but one Premier League match this season.

While the unconvincing Wickham is another option up front over Christmas should Hodgson need him, Ayew is now down one positional rival in the form of Christian Benteke (£5.7m).

Hodgson said of the Belgian striker ahead of kick-off:

Christian Benteke after the Newcastle game was complaining of a muscle injury. We hoped it was just fatigue but the scans show there is a strain there which will keep him out for the next few weeks.

It’s a great blow for us because [there have been] a couple of games recently where he’s come into the team, he’s done extremely well and the front three has looked good with him in the centre, Jordan to the right and Wilf to the left.

We’ve had to change it today because he’s not available and probably won’t be available for a fair while. The problem with our injuries is they’re all long term at the moment.

Zaha was his usual self – lots of penalty box touches (16, the highest in Gameweek 19 at the time of writing) but only one shot to show for it.

A 12-day break didn’t look like it had done West Ham much good, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side serving up the latest in a long line of dreary displays – surprise away wins over Chelsea and Southampton aside.

Robert Snodgrass‘s (£5.2m) goal almost came out of the blue and clear chances were few and far between for the visitors, with the Scotland international also denied by a Reidewald block late on.

Michail Antonio (£6.9m), again playing up front in a 4-4-2, highlighted his own ‘out of position’ appeal with the assist for West Ham’s goal but Fantasy managers will be understandably reticent in going anywhere near the Hammers’ players on current form.

Sebastien Haller (£7.0m), flavour of the month earlier in the campaign, was again unconvincing up top, while the gaps at the back (West Ham’s expected goals conceded total is the third-worst in Gameweek 19 so far) will have been encouraging to owners of Leicester assets ahead of Gameweek 20.

Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt (Riedewald 65′); Kouyate (McCarthy 88′), Milivojevic, McArthur; Meyer (Wickham 75′), Ayew, Zaha.

West Ham (4-4-2): Roberto; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Snodgrass (Ajeti 90′), Rice, Noble, Fornals (Lanzini 58′); Haller (Anderson 75′), Antonio.

Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City

  • Goal: Conor Hourihane (£5.7m)
  • Assist: Jack Grealish (£6.4m)
  • Bonus: Tom Heaton (£4.5m) x3, Hourihane x2, Max Aarons (£4.4m) x1

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) kept up his fine Fantasy form with an assist for Conor Hourihane‘s (£5.7m) winner in a potentially important victory for Aston Villa against relegation rivals Norwich City.

Grealish now has eight FPL attacking returns in his last ten league starts, averaging 5.8 points per match over that time.

Where Villa would be without their talisman is the big question.

Dean Smith’s side may have gathered all three points against the Canaries but they were by no means the better team, and the fact that Tom Heaton (£4.5m) emerged from this fixture with maximum bonus points said much about the game.

Full-back Sam Byram (£4.5m) headed against the woodwork and then wide either side of the break, while Alex Tettey (£4.5m) had a shot cleared off the line and Teemu Pukki (£6.6m) should have done much better when racing clear of the Villa defence in the first half.

Heaton made five saves in all, keeping out a Tom Trybull (£4.5m) header and a late Onel Hernandez (£5.3m) effort.

Villa, meanwhile, didn’t create too much at all, with Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) miskicking and then sending an effort wide in the first half.

This match saw Smith make a tactical change, with El Ghazi and Trezeguet (£5.2m) stationed on the flanks and Grealish moved back into a more central position (but still quite advanced) following his recent stint on the left.

Smith said of Grealish after the game:

I thought he performed really well for us today. He showed a lot of leadership and responsibility and helped to calm things down at the end.

He ran at the opposition all day and he was probably the difference between the two teams.

Frederic Guilbert (£4.4m) was one of the casualties of the Christmas-led rotation, meanwhile, with the Villa right-back missing out on his side’s clean sheet.

Daniel Farke, who named an unchanged side for this encounter, said after full-time:

Performance-wise, we can’t play better away from home. I’m disappointed we’re in a poor position in the table, but I can influence the lads to put in top-class performances on the pitch. Pundits will say it’s just about the result, but we were unlucky to lose. We will keep on going. If everything is against you it’s important to puff out your chest and keep going.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; El Mohamady, Hause, Ngoyo, Targett; Nakamba (Hourihane 55′), Luiz, Grealish; El Ghazi (Lansbury 90′), Wesley, Trezeguet (Jota 86′). 

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram; Tettey (Vrancic 75′), Trybull (Stiepermann 75′); Buendia (Hernandez 75′), McLean, Cantwell; Pukki.

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1,120 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Fabianski is back

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Need some help here. Have 12.0 million and want to transfer Pope and Mousset out. Considering the funds what is the best combo to replace them?

    Cheers all.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Ings and XXX

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Thinking in that way just not sure about Ings and his fix.

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Impossible to answer without your full team

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 1 day ago

        True, sorry.

        Martin XXX
        TAA Soy Lund Kelly Guilbert
        Salah KdB Alli Grealish Dendo
        Vardy Rash XXX

        2.5 itb, 2 ft

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Maupay, Guaita

  3. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 1 day ago

    Is the following love worth a hit?

    Alli & Grealish -> KDB & Cantwell

    I feel i must get KDB in

    1. andres
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      wait for tonight obviously.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 1 day ago

      No way. Why loosing two players in form with ok fix. Try to find some other way please. This is just wasting of ft.

      1. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Alli is injured and Grealish will play deeper down, and KDB is maybe the best fpl asset out there.. that’s why

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 1 day ago

          I always look at it 2:1. So loosing two good players for one is actually downgrade. I had KdB from gw3 and he is season keeper for me. If I was in your place I would serioualy consider what I have to lose or win with that move.

          1. Mackans
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Ok thanks

  4. BNMC
      9 months, 1 day ago

      Bottomed. Should I bring in TAA this week for a -4 or wait one week? I have exact money.

    • andres
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 1 day ago

      so it looks like people are taking hits to get teams out, what are your plans and who do you consider safe picks.\

      So far we got, Salah, Ings, Pulisic, Rash, Martial, Maupay.

      Depending on tonight team sheet I will probably add Mahrez to that list.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 1 day ago

        Abra, Baldock out for Ings, Digne for a hit

        1. andres
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Digne or Sidibe maybe better?
          Ancelloti talking rotation as well... HE can't rotate them all though right? 🙂

    • DALEDOBACK
        9 months, 1 day ago

        On WC. Alli, Greenwood to Grealish and Ings? Y or N

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Depends if u have another cheapo to bench most weeks. Otherwise it's just a selection headache every week

          1. DALEDOBACK
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Have Cantwell.

              1. Big Hands Barry
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 1 day ago

                Then yes I'd make the swap personally

        2. Hazardous1983
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 1 day ago

          Whose safest cap this week

          Mane
          Kdb
          Vardy

          1. andres
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Salah or Ings for me

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              This

          2. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            None. All three could be benched.

          3. DALEDOBACK
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Vardy from those 3. Potentially all rested though!

            • La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              I reckon minimum 2 out of that 3 will be on bench

            • Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Mane. I think all will start

          4. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Can we trust Martial???

            Have Rasher..

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              No. But he is even tempting me - and I hate his guts. So...

            2. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              No. Too unreliable

            3. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Martial is trash, but he will go on a run for 4 weeks b4 he starts trolling. Jumping on board now, probably makes sense -_-

              1. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah true but ya might make some gains in that little run... If Alli is out (and I don't think Spurs are that great tbf) I might jump on him and Ings for couple wks...

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 1 day ago

                  yea tempted to move Alli on. Have a bad feeling im going to have 4 no shows and my bench ofc wont cover it. Ings and Martial guarnteed to start this week at least.
                  I was actually thinking of Antonio as an alternative to Martial tbh

                  1. camarozz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 1 day ago

                    Yes have looked at him too.

          5. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Liverpool West Ham DGW confirmed GW 24

            I'll have Salah, Mane, TAA and Fabianski

            ‪REARRANGED: West Ham and Liverpool has been rescheduled to Wednesday 29 January, 2020, kicking off at 19:45 GMT.‬

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Wut?

            2. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Boom

            3. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Why are we so sure it will be 24, not 25 it’s much closer to gameweek 25?

            4. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Leicester and liverpool. Theres a chance fab ends with 0 or -1

            5. Whats the Huth
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Keep away from West Ham players then. Leicester and Liverpool. Eww

            6. Syd.
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Who else do they play in GW24

          6. liiusions
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Henderson
            TAA Soy Aurier
            Salah KdB Martial Alli Grealish
            Vardy Ings
            (4.0, Greenwood Targett Lundstram)

            Is Alli out worth a hit or can my bench cover for next week? Greenwood (if he plays) and Targett both have good fixtures.

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Bench can cover. No hit needed

          7. rnrd
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Rotation looms. I’m going Mané (c) but need a very solid and nailed VC. Looks like Ings is the safest pick for VC isn’t he?

            1. Big Hands Barry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Correct

            2. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Im vice capping Maupay for this reason. Salah (C)

          8. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Since there is high risk of rotation on many players..

            Would you consider Alli -> Maddison/anyone up to 8.7 for a hit?

            1. Lord of Ings
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Nah.

          9. Lord of Ings
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Considering Potter's rotation,you reckon Montoya will start?

            1. Skloppy Kops
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Surely

          10. GE
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            What would you do here? 🙂

            1) Abraham -> Ings
            2) Abraham -> Jimenez
            3) Abraham -> Firmino
            4) Other?
            5) Save

            (1FT, 2.8 itb)

            Pope
            TAA/Soy/Tomori
            KDB/Alli/Pogba/Rich
            Vardy/Rash/Abraham

            Bench: Button, Lundstram, Rico, Dendoncker

            1. GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              9 months, 1 day ago

              1 is a decent move, all things considered

            2. D.Glynn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 1 day ago

              I'd completely downgrade him and try get Salah.

          11. BEEZUS
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Keep Alli on WC? Got him at 8.4 so also have a lot of value tied up in him

            1. Goonerly
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah, I would. Looks unplayable atm

          12. Goonerly
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Would you do this for a -4?:
            Henderson - Maguire - Sterling -> Schmeichel - TAA - KdB?

            Team would be:
            Schmeichel
            TAA - Soy - Lund - Tomori - Aurier
            Mané - Kdb - Grealish - Alli - Mount
            Rashford - Vardy - Greenwood

            What do you think?

          13. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 1 day ago

            is Mane>Salah actually an obvious move everyone is over-looking?
            Salah got pulled early, likely case is Salah starts and Mane is benched. Sure there is a lot of Mane owners who will be in the same boat, but those who own Salah and captain him, what if he gets like 20 points... thats a massive gain on Mane owners, in what looks like a turbulent incomigngGW where you might have 4 players not starting..

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Problem is £0.4 lost on Mane if buyinh back

            2. Whats the Huth
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Depends on value held in mane

            3. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 1 day ago

              oh yea I didnt think about that, let me go look

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 1 day ago

                I got him at 11.5 I think, so I get 11.8 to sell him. Buying him back would cost me 0.4 (12.2) more I guess. Does that really matter? I would probably just stick with Salah.

            4. Skloppy Kops
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Pulled out because he was trash. Did you see Klopp face when he missed the 1to1 and didnt square it to Mané?

          14. BEEZUS
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            WC essentials? Am currently top 50k so want to defend but take a risk or two too!

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              KDB, TAA and Vardy are the only essentials

          15. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Anyone else tempted to punt on Mahrez in WC if he's rested tonight vs wolves?

            So much rotation risk I'm thinking a deep WC squad is the way to go with future transfer moves bringing in a Greenwood fodder and upgrading elsewhere when fixtures normalise

          16. Whats the Huth
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Rashford to Maupay or Calvin Lewis?

            To enable Alli to salah

            Thanks

            1. Skloppy Kops
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 1 day ago

              Nice name.. Calvin Lewis.
              Is it Calvin klein brother?

          17. dezille
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            2 FTs, 1.1 ITB and very unsure what to do. I had considered Mane > Salah to ensure a reliable captain next gw, although don't like sideways moves and now priced out unless using both transfers. (May still captain Mane anyway). Other possible transfers are Henderson out (bad fixtures next 4 out of 5). Ramsdale & Guaita look the best cheap options. Recent injury news to Alli could allow a move to Salah at the expense of Abraham.

            Henderson (Button)
            TAA Lund Soy (Rico, Kelly)
            Mane KDB Alli Grealish (Cantwell)
            Rashford Vardy Abraham

            A) Burn the transfer
            B) Henderson > Ramsdale/Guaita (Ramsdale preferred as would want max funds for liv double-up soon.
            C) Alli, Abraham > Salah (C), Greenwood, and play Cantwell

            Can’t see any other options there. Thoughts?

          18. Pukkipartyy
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 1 day ago

            Gazza
            TAA Soy Rico
            Alli Mane KDB Richarlison
            Ings Vardy Rashford

            Button Cantwell Lund Kelly

            Now that Alli is flagged should i do Alli + Richarlison -> Salah + Grealish for a -4 hit this would be allso good for Liverpools DGW.

          19. Champions united
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 1 day ago

            On wc
            Keep or sell cantwell

          20. Return of the FF
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 23 hours ago

            Gazza
            Kelly / TAA / Rico
            Alli / KdB / Mane / Grealish
            Ings / Jimmy / Vardy (C)

            Pope / Traore / Lund / Tomori

            2.6 ITB, 1 FT

            A) Play Pope over Gazza
            B) gtg
            C) Mane > Salah
            D) Alli and Ings > Mount and Kane (-4)
            E) Captain switch to... Ings.

          21. Valkyrie
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 22 hours ago

            Aguero (C) anyone?

          22. Calebthegreat
              8 months, 29 days ago

              Hi guy pls I need someone who can put me through fantasy football am just new in the system.... Thanks Caleb...