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Why Calvert-Lewin could be next value forward as Alli unlucky at Norwich

Newcastle 1-2 Everton

Goals: Fabian Schär (£5.0m) | Dominic Calvert-Lewin x2 (£5.7m)

Assists: Andy Carroll (£5.4m) | Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m), Richarlison (£8.0m)

Bonus Points: Calvert-Lewin x3, Sigurdsson x2, Richarlison x1

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.7m) has furthered his case to be considered the key Fantasy asset at Everton now that Carlo Ancelotti has arrived as manager.

The centre-forward’s well-taken brace means he now has three goals in the two matches since Ancelotti took over at Goodison Park, averaging 9.5 points per game.

He has now scored eight times in the Premier League this season, more than in any other campaign in his career thus far.

Furthermore, following a blistering start to life under the Italian, Calvert-Lewin has been showered with praise from his new manager, indicating he could go on to become the Everton talisman for the remainder of the season.

“Calvert-Lewin is a very good striker but he’s young and has to improve. He’s a humble guy. I think he’s going to be at the top in England and in Europe. He has all the quality to be a top striker.” – Carlo Ancelotti

For the second match in a row, Calvert-Lewin was deployed up-front in a 4-4-2 system, this time paired with Moise Kean (£6.4m).

That ensured Richarlison (£8.0m) was involved on the left side of midfield, rather than in the front-two as we saw during Duncan Ferguson’s tenure as interim manager.

That did not stop the Brazilian from getting involved in Everton’s attacking exploits though, as he got the assist for Calvert-Lewin’s second goal by squaring from the flanks, earning a bonus point in the process.

Richarlison was particularly a nuisance from set pieces, forcing a save out of Martin Dúbravka inside the first 10 minutes before going close on the hour-mark.

The former Watford man collected the ball well following a corner and blasted an effort towards goal, forcing another good stop from the Newcastle goalkeeper. Richarlison might have had an assist for his shot had Mason Holgate (£4.4m) not been ruled offside for scoring the rebound. 

It may also be worth keeping an eye on Kean, who started the match alongside Calvert-Lewin. His pace caused plenty of problems for Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

He went close from a set piece in the first half, before having too good chances in the opening exchanges of the second.

First, Kean used his quick-thinking to pounce on a loose ball at the back before Dúbravka smothered his effort and minutes later he steamed through the Newcastle defence and fired off another shot saved by the goalkeeper – although he probably should have squared to Calvert-Lewin.

However, Kean clearly has plenty to learn as he started to fade in the second half. He was loose in possession and gave the ball away in dangerous areas all too often.

In the 57th minute, he gave the ball straight to Isaac Hayden (£4.4m), who moved it onto Fabian Schär (£5.0m) to tee up Andy Carroll (£5.4m) for a powerful drive, well-saved by Jordan Pickford (£5.3m).

Not surprisingly, Kean was replaced by Fabian Delph (£5.3m) shortly after.

Djibril Sidibé (£5.3m) was unable to match his 12-point haul from Gameweek 19 but still looked like a dangerous outlet for Everton.

He held his place on the right while Lucas Digne (£5.7m) was benched for Leighton Baines (£4.9m).

Everton’s clean sheet was wiped out as Newcastle continue to offer an increased offensive threat, although not in a way which would encourage Fantasy investment.

Miguel Almirón (£5.8m) continues to cause problems for opposing defences but failed to add to his goal tally when he probably should have done. 

The Paraguayan midfielder poked wide in the first minute before striking the post after some characteristic marauding play from Jetro Willems (£4.7m) down the left flank.

Perhaps the only player offering some consistency in attack for Newcastle is Carroll, whose assist against Everton was his third in five starts.

The former Liverpool man admittedly missed the Gameweek 19 trip to Manchester United so may not be considered too nailed-on from a fitness perspective, but it is clear his aerial presence is really helping Newcastle.

On Saturday afternoon, centre-back Schär scored his volley after a knock-down from Carroll.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dúbravka; Lejeune (Atsu 74′), Fernández, Schär; Willems (S Longstaff 85′), Almirón, Shelvey, Hayden, Yedlin; Joelinton (Gayle 74′), Carroll.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Baines (Mina 80′), Holgate, Keane, Sidibé; Richarlison, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott (Coleman 70′); Calvert-Lewin, Kean (Delph 61′).

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Norwich 2-2 Spurs

Goals: Mario Vrančić (£6.2m) | Christian Eriksen (£8.6m), Harry Kane (£11.0m)

Own Goals: Serge Aurier (£5.1m)

Assists: Emi Buendía (£6.0m) | Lucas Moura (£7.1m)

Bonus Points: Eriksen x3, Kane x2, Vrančić x1, Buendía x1

Dele Alli (£8.9m) was unfortunate not to get any attacking returns as Spurs were held to a 2-2 draw at Norwich.

The attacking midfielder, who had been an injury doubt ahead of Gameweek 20, was deployed as a centre-forward next to Harry Kane (£11.0m) in a 3-1-4-2 system by Jose Mourinho.

Ten minutes in, Alli was played in by Kane but he could only blast over the bar when he should have got a shot on target.

Just after the restart, a beautiful through-ball from Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) had Alli through on goal once more but Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m) made a crucial intervention just as he was pulling the trigger in a dangerous location.

Alli then had the ball in the net after poking home at the far post, only to see it chalked off for offside.

In the 78th minute, Kane played a square ball across the face of goal but Alli could not make contact.

Perhaps the most frustrating event of the afternoon saw Alli play Kane in on goal for a fantastic chance to score, only for Zimmermann to foul the centre-forward give away a penalty. That robbed Alli of any chance of an assist, as Kane converted the spot-kick having earned it himself.

Either way, such a positive performance from Alli should convince his owners that there is still plenty of Fantasy life left for him.

The same goes for Kane, whose partnership with Alli certainly brought the best out of him and he now has goals in both of his last two matches ahead of a Gameweek 21 trip to Southampton.

Lucas Moura (£7.1m) was looked at as an alternative to the thought-to-be injured Alli and it was a mixed afternoon for those who made that switch.

The Brazilian was omitted from the starting-line-up as Mourinho went with a 3-1-4-2 formation, but he emerged as a half-time replacement for Juan Foyth (£4.9m).

During the second half he registered an assist for Eriksen’s free-kick, having been deemed to have forced the handball on the edge of the area with his cross, but also picked up a booking for a foul on Max Aarons (£4.4m).

Eriksen, owned by just 2.8% and making his first start since Gameweek 11, was arguably Spurs’ best player, finishing the match top for touches, successful passes and chances created.

Despite Spurs still showing some slight offensive progress under Mourinho, problems in their defence continued.

Mario Vrančić‘s (£6.2m) first-half goal ensured that Spurs finished 2019 without a single clean sheet away from home in the Premier League.

Furthermore, a second-half own-goal for Serge Aurier (£5.1m) means that only Aston Villa (16) and Bournemouth (13) have conceded more goals than Spurs (12) since Mourinho returned to the Premier League last month.

Going behind early-on forced Mourinho out of a three-man defence at half-time, with Moura replacing Foyth, who was arguably at fault for Vrančić’s goal.

“(I abandoned three at the back) because I was losing. I knew that winning 1-0 they would just try to defend and keep Pukki up. I thought Davinson Sanchez because he is our fastest defender and would be able to cope with the possible long balls in the space for Pukki. I knew in that moment we would have all the creative players on the pitch with Alli and Kane. We were going to have Lucas, Lo Celso and two midfielder for me Ndombele and Eriksen were phenomenal. Going forward we were very, very good.” – Jose Mourinho

However, Teemu Pukki (£6.6m) still found plenty of space behind the Spurs defence in the second half, his presence causing the defensive errors which led to Aurier’s own goal.

It is also worth noting that Pukki owners can feel hard-done-by in Gameweek 20. The fact that it was a defensive error from Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) that turned the ball onto Aurier after Pukki’s run was very unlucky and he was also the subject of another VAR controversy.

He excellently plucked a Vrančić forward ball out of the sky and slotted it past Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.6m) only to have his goal ruled out for an incredibly marginal offside call.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Hanley, Zimmermann, Aarons; Vrančić (Trybull 75′), Tettey (Cantwell 86′); O Hernández, Stiepermann (McLean 70′), Buendía; Pukki.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (3-1-4-2): Gazzaniga; Vertonghen (Moura 46′), Alderweireld, Foyth (D Sánchez 46′); Ndombèlé; Sessegnon, Eriksen, Lo Celso (Lamela 74′), Aurier; Alli, Kane.

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West Ham 1-2 Leicester

Goals: Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) | Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m), Demarai Gray (£5.1m)

Assists: Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) | Ayoze Pérez x2 (£6.0m)

Penalty saves: Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m)

Penalty misses: D Gray

Bonus Points: Fornals x3, Pérez x2, Fabianski x1

Leicester’s 2-1 win at West Ham very much had the feeling of a reserve fixture as Brendan Rodgers frustrated Fantasy managers by rotating nearly his entire starting XI.

Furthermore, it proved to be Manuel Pellegrini’s final game in charge of the Hammers.

Nine of the players who were involved in the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Boxing Day found themselves either benched or rested for the trip to the London Stadium.

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) was absent following the birth his daughter, Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.1m), Ben Chilwell (£5.7m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m), James Maddison (£7.7m) and Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) were all on the bench and Ricardo Pereira (£6.5m) was not in the matchday squad either.

“Jamie Vardy’s wife had a child today, so he’s with her and congratulations to them.” – Brendan Rodgers

Of those benched assets, only Maddison and Barnes emerged in the second half, registering 26 and seven-minute cameos respectively. 

With both players blanking upon taking to the London Stadium pitch, it ensured that no Leicester asset owned by more than 6.5% scored more than two points.

Meanwhile, zero points for Vardy (51.7%), Söyüncü (19.5%) and Pereira (16.0%) blew big holes in the Fantasy template on Saturday afternoon.

The fact that so many of Leicester’s first-team players missed the win at West Ham does, to some extent, make real Fantasy lessons hard to glean.

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) and Jonny Evans (£5.2m) were the only two players to keep their places after defeat to Liverpool but with the Foxes now going four matches in a row without a clean sheet, interest in their defence is declining.

There was also plenty of rotation in the West Ham team too, Michail Antonio (£6.9m) and Mark Noble (£5.1m) named on the bench, with Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m) and Carlos Sánchez (£4.3m) in the starting XI.

“We needed Carlos (Sánchez) to play but Declan Rice needed a fresh player with him. Mark Noble cannot play twice in 48 hours.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Despite the departure of Pellegrini, there were still a few things for Fantasy managers to take note of, not least a much-anticipated return to the starting line-up for Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m).

In his first appearance since Gameweek 7, he saved a Demarai Gray (£5.1m) penalty after giving it away for a foul on Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m).

That said, Fabianski’s return did not exactly have a calming influence on the West Ham defence as they were, rather concerningly, carved open time and time again by Leicester’s second-team.

However, that may be exactly what the Polish international needs to get back into the Fantasy thinking. He made a total of six saves against the Foxes which, when combined with his penalty save, earned him one bonus for an eight-point score.

While Antonio has been much-discussed as a Fantasy differential recently, Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) has been creeping even further under the radar.

His second-half goal was his first of the season but a fourth attacking return since Gameweek 14. In West Ham’s last six matches, Fornals has started every time and averaged 4.8 points per game.

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Fabiański; Masuaku; Diop, Balbuena, Fredericks; C Sánchez (Snodgrass 62′), Rice; Anderson, Lanzini (Ajeti 70′), Fornals; Haller (Antonio 46′).

Leicester City XI (4-4-1-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Evans, Morgan, Justin; Albrighton, Mendy (Ndidi 70′), Choudhury, D Gray (H Barnes 83′); Pérez (Maddison 64′); Iheanacho.

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1,815 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JonP
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Should I go Alli to traore

    Or Rashford to Ings?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Neither

    2. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Seems like a waste of transfer to me

      1. JonP
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I guess I should have said I’m trying to free up money to get in TAA for a 4.5 defender. Cause yeah it wouldn’t make sense otherwise 🙂

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Neither!

  2. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which Trio would you prefer long term ?

    A) Robbo Richarlison Alli

    B) Sidibi Mane Traore

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram _______ ( Soy Kelly)
    Salah KDB _______ , ______ (Cantwell)
    Vardy Ings Maupay

    1. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B if Sidibe keeps his spot

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A will outscore B IMO

    4. mattyrobinson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A much better for me

  3. NUFCAndrew
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Plan is to get Salah by shipping one of Maddison/Richarlison, and downgrading Tammy to either DCL/Ings/Maupay.

    Got to be Richarlison + Tammy > Salah + Maupay, right?

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes. Maybe DCL instead of Maup

      1. NUFCAndrew
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not so keen on a DCL/Richy double act...

        1. Kip
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          The difference in value is huge though

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Explain?

  4. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Where’s that Tamagotchi wa**er? Can the mods get me a few rounds with him in the ring, absolute knob

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      *grabs popcorn*

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Irbox you've once again activated the plot_lost.exe script

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Can’t stand little biatches who can’t back it up.

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not everyone is as “hard” as you behind a keyboard.

          1. mattyrobinson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah but he has 2 top 30k finishes to his name to back it up... 🙄

            1. HurriKane
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Keyboard warrior acting tough. Absolutely cringe

      2. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He'll be fine if Salah hauls

        On the upside, I capped Salah

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You’ve already had that and you got slapped up completely.

    4. Fozzyb34r
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You’re only allowed to use keyboards as weapons

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He’s 6ft6 and 18 stone...... wouldn’t end well for you.....

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Would make sense.. a fat lazy nobody

        1. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A fat lazy nobody will whip your sorry little arse.and you'd wish that you never opened your toxic mouth then

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Now I’d pay to see this.

            Get Eddie Hearn on the blower

    6. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      100% compound FPL breakdown. Desolation

      You know being a fantasy manager begins with managing yourself right

      It's all gone a bit Mourinho in your difficult fourth season

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Highest rank is 7k and he thinks he’s a genius 😆

      2. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bro.
        A fire without fuel dies out.
        Don’t humour him by replying.

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Irby isn't going anywhere.

  5. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Ramsdale - (Button)
    (Kelly) - (Lundstram) - Aurier - Soyuncu - TAA
    Grealish - Maddison - KDB - Alli - Mane(c)
    Vardy(vc) - Jiminez - (Greenwood)

    What do I do? I've thought this over and I don't mind losing Lundstram for the next 5 game weeks till I get him back in. Want to get Martial in. I have 1 FT and 0.0 ITB. HELP 🙁

  6. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I cant even face logging in to fpl this morning. Staring down the barrel with only the hope of klopps team selection to save me

  7. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Gazaniga Ramsdale

    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico Kelly

    Salah KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell

    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1 FT 2.5 in the bank

    Would you save transfer?

    1. NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yep

  8. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pope
    TAA - Aurier - Soyuncu
    Mane - Salah - KDB - Grealish
    Vardy - Jimenez - Maupay

    (4.0 - Cantwell - Lundy - Rico)
    1ft & 0.1m

    A) Save FT
    B) Grealish ➡️ Sarr
    C) Aurier ➡️ 5.1m def
    D) Anything else?

    1. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Save

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Save

  9. Almathkourq8
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Time to say goodbye for ingsy ?

      Ingsy >> Jimmy !

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not for me

        1. Almathkourq8
            1 month, 27 days ago

            How about cantwell/grealish to traore ?

        2. NUFCAndrew
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nah

        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Spurs next! I’m definitely keeping for at least that one

          1. Almathkourq8
              1 month, 27 days ago

              How about cantwell/grealish to traore ?

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Grealish out of the two. Villa needs McGinn to attack.

        4. JonP
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I’m gonna get in TAA is it better to get rid of Kelly or Rico?

          Is Kelly gonna remain a sure starter?

          Thanks!

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Rico more attacking potential but Kelly more CS potential. Pretty similar imo I’d just judge it off fixtures

          2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Kelly. Wardinho's place

          3. mattyrobinson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Think Kelly will get dropped once Ward is back

          4. Pink Caddy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I’d probably get rid of Rico since Bournemouth generally just look like a less defensive minded team. I have Kelly and happy to stick with him until he consistently is back to being bench fodder.

            1. JonP
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Thanks all it really is a 50/50 one.

        5. Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What would you do with this team?

          Henderson - 4m
          TAA - Lund - Soyunchu - Kelly - Rico
          Salah - Kdb - Alli - Grealish - Cantwell
          Rashford - Jimenez - Vardy

          1.1m itb, 2FTs.

          Cheers all

          1. JJO
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Nothing

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Got 2fts to burn.

          2. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            That’s a really solid team, change a bench fodder if you aren’t entirely happy with them.

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Probably a gk transfer?

              1. NUFCAndrew
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                If you aren’t happy with Hendo then yeah. Maybe you could get the extra Liverpool defender/attacker if you fancied

                1. Whats the Mata?
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I'm gonna have Mane Salah and TAA for the dgw surely.

                  Can also do Alli Rash to Mane Maupay/Dcl this week but Alli has an equally good fixture this gw

          3. The Head-Ake
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Y'all wouldn't get Martial in with this team?

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Contemplating. But at whose expense?

              1. The Head-Ake
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                You have Rashford, nvm then.

          4. Pink Caddy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            My team is very similar. I’m starting to consider how to bring in Robertson or Gomez ahead of the doubles. But near term I think it might be time to jump off Grealish, but I don’t know where to go within that bracket. Maybe downgrade Rashford to DCL or Maupay and upgrade the grealish spot to a more premium mid?

          5. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Pretty much same squad as me, I'm planning on Fab and Robbo in at some point for the dgw.

            Pope 4m
            TAA Lundstram Soyunca Dunk Rico
            Mane KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
            Rashford Jimenez Vardy

            2ft, 1.3m itb.

        6. danlynch13
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Troy Deeney, any thoughts?

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If Watford stay up it will be his goals that do it. Will be a differential considering Ings, DCL, Maupay etc

          2. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He and Watford are in a purple patch , worth considering. He does this 4 or 5 gw run every year , then gets crocked.

          3. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            DCL, Ings, Maupay I think are better shouts around that range.

          4. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I like him

        7. pstokes2010
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          As a Salah and KDB owner but neither as captain what should I be hoping for?

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            1pt cameos.
            But both will start imo.

          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Lots of points for Salah, 8-10pts from Kevin

        8. Bobby
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          All this talk about elite and casual (despite spending far too much time on this game I am still consistently sh*t which is nice) - who is considered the elite of the elite on this group? Whose top gun?

          1. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Nobody is elite. 70% still the game is dependent on luck.

            Make all the planning you want to, if the player doesn't score, you don't get them points.

            Calling others casuals just because they have more points than you makes absolutely 0 sense.

          2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Current OR - 15k

            Best finish- 38

            Am I an elite?

            1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              If you have a Twitter account and YouTube channel, yes 😉

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Damn it

          3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Ibrox and I are the elite on here. Ask us anything

            1. Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lingard and Elite?

              1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Young lad with the potential to be elite

          4. what's my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            someone is taking fpl way too serious

        9. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Who will be benched today?!

          My money is on Salah - looked awful last game, taken off as a result! Played solidly up to Christmas after returning from injury, whereas Mane was rested in the first world club game.

          1. Bobby
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Please dont say this

          2. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Salah non owner spotted 😛

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lol

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Think robbo might be benched too (don’t own him either) same rationale as above

          3. Fozzyb34r
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I hope not. My VC somehow ended up on Rico haha

          4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hopefully not my players as I'm already down to 10 men

          5. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            They’ll both start I think

          6. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Martinez, Caballero, Ruddy..to name a few

        10. LIARS POKER
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Save ft? 1.3 itb

          Will likely downgrade Kane at somepoint in the next couple of gameweeks to bring in TAA (+ Salah maybe) before the DGW

          Pope Button
          Aurier Lundstram Soyuncu Kelly Rico
          Mane KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
          Kane Vardy Ings

          1. NUFCAndrew
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I’d save but look to do that move next week

            1. LIARS POKER
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Cheers, thinking the same

        11. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          After this round of fixtures who would you prefer?

          A) Martial + Vardy
          B) Alli + Rashford

          1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            A

        12. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          off to the emirates Ozil is trying out for my fpl team today...

        13. The Yorkshire Pirlo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What to do? 1 FT, 0.1 ITB

          Henderson
          TAA - Soyuncu - Kelly
          Mane - KDB - Maddison - Grealish
          Kane - Vardy - Jimenez

          McGovern - Cantwell - Lundstram - Rico

        14. jomikijiq
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Any suggestions?

          Pope
          TAA, Soyuncu, Rico
          Salah, KDB, Alli, Martial
          Vardy, Abraham, Ings

          Button, Lundstram, Targett, Dendo

          2 FT, 1.7 itb

          Looking at Saiss/Holgate/Kiko as Targett's replacement.

          1. Pink Caddy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think Abraham is your most pressing issue.

        15. LIARS POKER
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Anyone considering ditching KDB for the Liverpool attacking double up?

          From GW24 onwards

          Liverpool - wol+whu, SOU, nor, WHU, wat, BOU, eve, CRY, mci
          City - shu, tot, WHU, lei, ARS, mun, BUR, che, LIV

          1. LIARS POKER
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Worrying going without him and KDB will obviously score points throughout that period but surely Mane or Salah get more...

          2. Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I wouldn't. City have equally good fixtures and KDB is everything to City. Might also be on pens now.

          3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yes but not for LIV mid, probably Son

          4. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Not me. Double liv + kdb in mid is better

        16. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Baring any major issues today I think I’m pretty set on doing rash, Alli & greenwood > Ings, Jimenez & martial

          Giving me.

          Hendo,
          Taa, Lundy, Söyüncü, Rico, Kelly,
          Mane, salah, kdb, martial, cantwell
          Vardy, Ings, Jimenez

          Quite happy with that moving forward and should be able to sneak Fabianski in there before the double

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Great set up.

          2. LIARS POKER
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Wow, what's your TV? I'm 2.7 away from being able to afford that - depressing

          3. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm an Ings owner and next 5 fixtures aren't great.
            Can you keep Rashford and just do Alli & Greenword to Martial & DCL?

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I think Ings has better fixtures than DCL

              1. Klein
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Surely not better.

              2. tisza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Just this GW. Even the ticker has saints at the bottom

        17. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Some keyboard warriors on here today... good will my arse 😉

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            🙁

        18. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Is Alisson a candidate for the third Liverpool spot over DGW? Guaranteed starts and doesn’t cost a fortune.

          1. jomikijiq
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            he rarely gets more than 6 points, prefer VVD who is only 0.4 more

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Reckon he will start both?

          2. Pink Caddy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Gomez or Robertson for me.

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Add, Gomez, Virgil & another eight players

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Will they start both?

          4. Aleksei
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            no

          5. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Vvd is lot better

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Undoubtedly but he will probably only play one game

        19. CFC1990
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Does anyone think Mane may get benched today?

          Scared he will as I have him captain and only on 7 points so far!!

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Who’s your VC?

          2. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Firmino must be due a rest soon too. I think one of them will get benched today.

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Seems to be the rumour but who knows apart from Klopp.

          4. Aleksei
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            i am scared too, he is my vice captain. Fingers crossed.

        20. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          After Villa got ripped a new one Grealish had to go.

          I also seem to have removed Alli for a hit.....

          Good or Bad?

          Ramsdale
          Trent, Aurier, Soy
          Salah, KDB, Maddison, Martial
          Vardy, Ings, Rashford

          McCarthy, Traore, Lundstram, Rico

          1.7 bank.

          1. Pink Caddy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I agree on Grealish starting to look beyond his sell by date but not sure I can trust Martial. He reminds me a lot of Lukaku in the sense that he’s very thin skinned and seems like he needs constant reassurance or else becomes completely negative and phones in his performances or just picks up phantom injuries out of nowhere. I don’t like having players in my team that aren’t mentally mature enough to act like professionals. Much prefer Rashford since he is reliable week in and week out.

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              The double up has held me back recently.

          2. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Grealish was still getting shots off against watford. He was a tad unlucky imo.
            Having said that I like you're new set up .

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Cheers.

          3. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Very bad

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Allows cash for Virgil & Flappy?

        21. Aleksei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          i believe this is first season when there's a lot of casual vs pro talk. Guys just calm down, this is a game and a certain thinking, analysis and discipline is required. But there's always will be element of luck as well. Just learn from mistakes and improve your game.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            The term casual is generally only used by children on the site.

          2. Pink Caddy
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Casuals has always been around as a derogatory term. I think this year has shown that a lot of the pundits are good at promoting themselves but nothing special in terms of elite performance.

        22. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What to do with this team:

          Guita
          Taa soy rico Kelly lund
          Mane alli madd Kdb grealish
          Vardy jimmy ings

          1.1 mil itb

          Martial for Maddison?

          Defence need strengthening?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Leicester fixtures pick up?
            I did Grealish & Alli to Martial & Traore + cash for upgrades.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yeah they do

              Currently torn each week between grealish and Maddison

              Thinking maybe need to drop one and use greater cash in defence- pool triple up etc

        23. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Current.
          Henderson
          Trent Aurier Otamendi Lundstrum Kelly
          Salah Grealish pogba DeBruyne March
          Kane Maupay Vardy

          Kane Pogba —-> Ings Mane -4
          Kane Pogba Aurier —-> Jimenez Maddison/Martial + Robertson -8
          Or pogba to Martial

          Any thoughts?

        24. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ryan
          TAA Soyuncu Kelly
          Martial Alli Kdb Mane
          Jimenez Maupay Vardy
          Button Rico Lundstram Dendo
          4.1m itb 0ft

          Thoughts here?
          1. Can do Alli to Salah with the money banked. Do that this week, next week or change plans to do with a defender?
          2. Captain - Vardy (rested) or mane (pool at home)?
          3. Start Kelly or Rico?