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Which Liverpool assets should we buy for Double Gameweek 24?

Six-time top 5k finisher Utkarsh Dalmia – aka Zophar –  talks us through the Liverpool options after Double Gameweek 24 was confirmed.

With Utkarsh drawing heavily on stats from our Members Area, a large chunk of this article is available only to subscribers.


It’s been a tough Christmas period. Games have been coming thick and fast and with the turnaround so short between fixtures, Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have barely enough time to digest the information from one Gameweek before another is upon us.

The confirmation that Liverpool and West Ham will enjoy a Double Gameweek 24 (due to their postponed fixture in Gameweek 18) has grabbed headlines and, given Liverpool’s dominant form in the league, surely three assets is almost a requirement. Their players are already highly owned:

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m) – 39.5% ownership
  • Sadio Mané (£12.3m) – 37.7% ownership
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) – 34.1% ownership
  • Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) – 24.7% ownership
  • Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) – 18.9% ownership

The ownership indicates that most teams already feature at least one of Mané or Salah with at least one Liverpool defender. The question before managers then is where to invest in for the third asset: attack or defence?

Despite conceding the fewest goals in the league (14), Liverpool have kept just six clean sheets, approximately one every third game. They registered a total of 20 shut-outs last season, an average of just over one every two games, so there has definitely been some regression there. However, it is worth mentioning that they have banked four clean sheets in as many matches since Joe Gomez (£5.1m) was partnered alongside van Dijk, so there are signs of improvement and their defence definitely warrants investment.

Their two full-backs are compared using the Comparison Tool in the Members Area for the last six Gameweeks, with Robertson on the left and Trent on the right in the below graphic:


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1,336 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zøphar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hope you guys found the write-up useful.

    Happy new year

    1. Lateriser 12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Apt and useful. Thanks for this.

      1. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        In congruence with my thinking that you don't compromise on the Mane Mo Taa Triumverate.

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

          I think those 3 are the ones aren’t they

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

      Nice one mate!

      Grealish to Traore does look an appealing move this week.
      Dont want to make the same mistake of holding Grealish while Villa are struggling like I did with Mount.

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

        Yep, Watford themselves have been tight so I'm not so sure.

        The alternative is to bank the ft this week and switch grealish to dcl next week , evertons fixtures are really good soon

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

      No mention of Firmino as the third Pool player option for GW24? If you have Jimenez in the team, GW24 is when Wolves fixtures becomes significantly worse & Firmino is so much cheaper than Salah + Mane combo that you don't have to destroy the whole team to get him in.

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

        I kept it limited to just 5 of the top owned assets to keep it brief

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

          IMO, that limitation makes the article to be about GW 1-19. Not about GW 20-24. The title is misleading.

        2. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          IMO, the "real" struggle of GW24 is whether to go

          A) TAA + Salah/Mane + Gomez

          B) TAA + Salah/Mane + Firmino

          C) TAA + Salah + Mane

          Choosing between these three is hard. Gomez and Firmino are cheap enough not to destroy the whole team and even keep long term. But forward slots are very important this year. Whereas Salah+Mane destroys tye team for short term gains and you can captain only one of them, so is it really worth it?

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

            Dont forget big virg

          2. El Presidente
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I agree with you. I don't like the Mané & Salah partnership. It completely wrecks the balance and it's not sustainable long-term.

            • bailj018
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              This ... Currently on TAA + Mane and my decision is between Gomez and Firmino.

              Leaning Gomez for the very reason of forward vs defender slots. Also feel Gomez has the potential to more steadily return as Liverpool see out the league (speculation).

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

                Yeah, I feel like Firmino may need to be transferred out for GW25 to not waste a forward slot. Whereas you could "stick" with Gomez on a great run on fixtures from that point onwards. If you want to take Firmino out and Gomez in simultaneously, you would need to carry over 1 FT from GW24 to avoid -4. Which means your GW24 planning is a long term plan with an empty Pool slot GW21-24 instead of including Gomez. In which case going Soyuncu + Evans LEI double up with TAA instead of doubling up on Gomez for Pool seems like the way to go. Which means no Maddison since you want Vardy from LEI. Which means Martial/Alli GW 21-25.

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

        Cheers. Useful. Did Grealish to Traore myself last night.

      3. white lightning
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Thanks bro

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

        Thanks for the insights.

        Kelly over Rico?

        Happy new year!

    4. ice-cold aubameyang
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jammy Abraham....just thought of this gem..

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Abrahumbug

    5. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Would you start Maupay (CHE), Cantwell (CRY) or Rico (whu) this week?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Moopie

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        between maupay and cantwell, chelsea can´t defend, palce more tight you would assume.

    6. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Surely the TAA, Robertson double up is the way to go, we had them earlier in the season for their attacking returns and provided great value without keeping clean sheets. Now Liverpool are keeping clean sheets just to add to the value imo makes them the best value Liverpool assets.

      Plus Salah & Mane in one team makes your team too unbalanced if you also want Vardy and KDB.

      1. Drop the Dendoncker
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It doesnt make your team unbalanced at all.

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Unless you have really high team value its pretty hard, I was on a WC last week and couldnt make it work.

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It does make the team unbalanced, trust me, i learnt the hard way, having both simply doesn’t provide value, it’s just not worth it and doesn’t work.

      2. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Robertson is nowhere near the other three points wise, so I don't agree it's the way to go.

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Take it from me, having both mo and mane just doesn’t work, tried and tested for over 15 GW’s.

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

            You only need to double for the DGW, maybe a few weeks more.

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              i guess, but even for that short window, i’d still bank on 2 defenders and one mid outscoring the 1 def and 2 mids imo

          2. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It's all about timing. The fixtures post gw24 look good for the Liv double up in midfield

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Looks good, but won’t be good imo. Happy for it to prove me wrong, but if it hasn’t worked thus far, it’s unlikely it will for any real length of time post DGW

              1. Daniel Son
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Why is it unlikely?

      3. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Having Salah and mane is a viable option this year as there are so many budget players who are scoring points consisitently. I have Salah mane TAA KDB Vardy with decent players surrounding them.

        I guess it's a case of which way you want to throw your dice. Have more defenders and hope for a clean sheet or play the 2 midfielders and hope for them to be on their game....choice is yours

        1. KINGS
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Bro. Can you show us your team?

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Guaita
              TAA Soy Rico
              Mane Salah KDB Traore
              Vardy Ings Maupay

              Button Lund Holgate Dendonc .3 itb

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                See, that to me, is a but unbalanced, banking and being too heavily dependent on both doing well in a single game every game. If it’s just for the double though then i suppose 🙂

              2. TOPCAT1960
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Just as further illustration my team very similar.

                I am bringing in TAA this GW

                https://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-team

                I am not saying it works, but it provides a good spread of premium scorers. Looking ahead a few game weeks I will probably sell Mane or Salah for Kane. Leaning towards keeping Mane as he is more consistent this season.

                1. n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  That link is your team? Think it's exactly the same as mine....

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

                  My team link doesnt show your team. Try the link from points with fpl id.

            2. Drop the Dendoncker
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              My team:
              Ryan
              TAA Lund Soy
              Salah Mane KDB Cantwell
              Tammy Vardy Ings
              Bench: McGovern Kelly JWP Rico

          • Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Too heavily dependent on them for little back, mo needs to be ruthless at that price but he isn’t. Both would rarely haul together in one game, choose the wrong one to captain, and sucks budget out of what can be a much stronger squad.

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I agree with your point but as I mentioned for me it's simply a matter of which way you gamble. Clean sheet or hope for goals by the front 3.

              1. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Agreed, it’s just not for me anymore.

                1. n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Good luck to you sir.....

                  1. Zico Senna
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    You too bud

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

          Not really. I'll have Mane + Salah whilst having KDB, TAA, Sidibe, Jiminez, Vardy. Although I have a tv of 106 thus.

        3. Evasivo
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Completely agree, I wildcarded last week and chose TAA Robertson Salah(now Mane) due to best points per £ and giving me more budget to play with. Also, there's so many other on form options in midfield

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

            My ‘balanced’ team

            Fab
            Taa, Söyüncü, Rico, Kelly, Lundy
            Kdb, salah, mane, martial, cantwell
            Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            My ‘unbalanced’ team:

            Henderdon
            TAA Soy Kelly
            Mane Salah KDB Traore
            Vardy Rashford DCL

            Button Cantwell Lund Rico .7 itb which I’ll use to upgrade defence next week

        4. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          i think the notion of unbalanced is needed to be clearer, you mean in a price point meaning or otherwise? My way of doing it is to have two cheap strikers, Ings who everyone else would want to have anyway and Maupay atm (there is a lot of options now in this section), it does make it hard to get to Jimenez etc, but if you are happy with that structure is it unbalanced? I´m not sure? I have all four, but i might not get TAA but VVD instead as i want a defender around 5-5.5, as i see a combination of that as better than another 4.5 def (Lund/Dunk/Kelly)

          still got room for a 7.5 mid slot, so in essence the unbalanced in terms of price points will be that striker slot 7.5 and to some extent a premium striker above 10, but really is there any need?

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

            I think a team is only unbalanced if there are no other players in a particular price point, so you are reliant on that one specific player or need multiple changes to adjust if it doesn't work out. With the cheaper defenders, midfielders and forwards I think we can be more flexible this season.

      4. Bishopool
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Who would you play? Meaning other will be benched..

        a) Cantwell (Home Palace)
        b) Grealish (Away Burnley)

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B

        2. fridge
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B

        3. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Cantwell

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

        Weird question, but, who scores more among this?

        Martial (ars, NOR) in gw21 and 22
        Or
        Sterling (avl, CRY) in gw 22 and 23?

        Will get Mane in accordingly in gw23 or gw24.

        Cheers all.

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Both look appealing, Arsenal and Norwich will both probably try to take the game to United and get hit on the counter. Nonetheless its surely Sterling, he's the more reliable and consistent point scorer.

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

            Cheers

      6. Diddizz
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Repost:

        Many people in here says you can't have Salah, Mane, De Bruyne, Vardy and TAA in the same team. I think it depends of your current team value. If you can afford Salah, Mane and everything, why not?

        But it's no no for people under 106 in TV.

        I can afford this:

        McCarty

        TAA, Lundstram, Kelly/Rico/Kiko

        Salah, Mane, De Bruyne, Martial

        Vardy, Jiménez, Ings

        Subs: Cantwell, Rico/Kiko, Reid

        1. fridge
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That looks like a great squad to me

        2. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          My TV is less and have them 5 plus ings traore and a similar defence. So in essence 106 TV is not the minimum budget

          1. Diddizz
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            You're right, if you use Traorè as an enabler it's also possible.

            And in the last two games I would say he is the most exiciting player to watch in the league. Before he was much speed and no end product. I saw a huge improvement in that area with nice flicks, technique and shoots.

            I have Martial instead, but for people with lesser budget who wants everything else we talked about Traoré is really a no brainer.

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Agree. Like I said more players out there this season who are consistently doing well

              1. Diddizz
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                How is your team looking right now?

                We have almost the same team besides Martial/Traoré?

        3. Ivor Mac
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I don't think Salah is worth the price this season. I have a similar team to this accept I will have Son instead of Salah and will upgrade Kelly (who will lose his spot soon) to VVD. Much prefer this structure then double Salah and Mane.

          • Helder's Left Foot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I've managed it with my first wildcard played just before GW 20:

            Ryan / Ramsdale

            TAA / Soyuncu / Dunk / Kiko F / Rico

            Salah / Mane / KDB / Cantwell / Gosling

            Vardy / Maupay / Ings

            0.5m ITB

            76 points GW 20, with just 6 from Captain Salah...

        4. konrad.sygula95
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What would you do with this team?
          Should I use a WC ?

          Pope/Krul
          Lundstram/Kelly/Rico/Soy/Robbo
          Salah/Kdb/Lucas/Martial/Cantwell
          Vardy/Abraham/Connolly
          1ft 2.0itb

          1. fridge
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Nope, too early and squad looks fine

        5. AnytimeScorer
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Is there any merit in deploying a red wall strategy of TAA, Robertson and Van Dijk? There is obviously a Liverpool double gameweek coming up and as we move into the second half of the season, we may see a Liverpool side being less gung ho in attack and grind out a few 1-0 wins. Most Premier League champions seem to get in the region of 16-18 clean sheets per year, possibly indicating that there could be more clean sheets in the second half of the season than the first. If these three are accompanied by two sub £4.5m defenders, (e.g. Rico / Kiko / Kelly) and there being great value in forwards, it doesn't massively skew the team budget. Obviously this would mean not having Salah or Mane, however it is not clear which is the best Liverpool midfielder to have at any given gameweek and would allow the midfield slots to be used for other teams that need to attack to consolidate or chase a Champions League spot

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

            It's definitely an option as all the three defenders carry attacking threat , but Liverpool have a great run even after the dgw so you would want at least one attacker to captain in the dgw and beyond

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

              Good point. I'm not sure about captaining TAA in GW 24. Unclear if Salah or Mane's minutes might get managed once the CL is back up and running

          2. Drop the Dendoncker
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No

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

            I’m considering popping the WC in to go there:

            Flappy
            TAA, Robbo, VVD
            KDB, Alli, Martial, Maddo
            Vardy, Rash, Jim
            (Hendo, Lund, Reid, Romeu)

            Salah & Mane have almost consistently distracted from captaining the better performing FPL players (I.e. Vardy & KDB) all season long & may continue to do so

            *runs*

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

              Go on, do it then. Bet you don't!

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

                If Adama has risen last night it’d already be activated 🙂

                As it is, I need to wait for tonight’s rises - I’d could also eek out a wee bit of extra TV with Ings & DCL rises so might give it the “one more GW” treatment before activating - but the button is close to being pressed

                Oh so close

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

                  I'm so tempted to push that button too lol, the fact I've 2FTs is stopping me so will prob wait another GW or two depending on how drunk I get tonight 😉

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

                    Tough with two FT’s - but there is huge potential in this approach - not without risk admittedly

                    But at these prices - it all depends on captaincy - just how much people expect Salah & Mane to outscore Vardy & KDB in the second half of the season?

                    I’m. It sure it will be an overwhelming amount - but I could be wrong of course, horribly wrong even

                    But I reckon Baryd & KDB provide better captaincy choices

                    Let’s fly together Jia 🙂

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

                      I have different thoughts though mate, I'd be getting rid of Vardy if I wildcarded and going power 5 mid, sound defence and cheap front line of something like Ings, DCL, Greenwood 😉

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

                        I have Vardy, Rashford, Jimenez currently...perhaps we just need to swap teams lol

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

                        I see Vardy being halfway through his “Suarez season” under Rodgers (31G 17A from 34 apps!)

                        As long as he’s fit, that entire Leciester team will continue to generate over 50% goal involvement for him quite easily I reckon

                        Perma (c) looks juicy

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

                          You could be right and it will make it so boring if he keeps it up as he's owned by more that half the game already!

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

                            Just thinking of him as a captaincy differential is utterly mental

                            In the form (and the role!) he’s in, he really should be perma

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I just used my 1st WC 😛

                  1. n14mul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Bit early ain't it?

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

                    wildcard is renewed so its your first and last xD

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

              Mane has scored only 7 points less than KDB and 12 less than Vardy.
              He can easily outscore them by end of the season.

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

                But Vardy & KDB were 9.0 & 9.5 respectively... and just as Mané can easily outscore them... they can (0easily (continue to) outscore him... even just matching him is a better result for your team overall

                Let alone if Salah and Mané continue to go tick-rock on points - when they’re both fit it’s a (25.0m!) guessing game most weeks between them on who’s the right captain

                1. n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Your idea has a fair argument. But as I mentioned above for me it's a question of daring to play with a clean sheet or do you hope that the front 3 score goals....I think going all out defence or all out attack, both ideas have their advantages

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

                    Yep it’s not for the faint hearted

                    But as long as Lovren doesn’t play, and Allison does, pool will continue to generate CS’s at a fair old clip I reckon

                    Plus literally every set piece, corner, DFK, IFK, has the potential for a goal from VVD, an assist from Trent or Robbo, or in most cases both 🙂

                    1. n14mul
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Good points.......all I can say is good luck sir, I honestly do hope that Liverpool keep clean sheets (Liverpool fan btw) even though I have taken the opposite approach atm with both Salah and Mane. The other comfort I suppose I do have is I could easily downgrade Salah or mane to more defenders and not struggle to find the funds.

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

                  Im not sure money really matters this season when you have so many bargains in defence and strikers like Ings, Jimenez who are delivering consistently.
                  Pretty easy to own Vardy, KDB & Mane and still have a great team overall.

                  With Pool's fixtures and DGW from GW24 I would definitely have one attacker.

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

                    Its the captaincy factor trying to optimise - just observed a half season where Salah & Mane have almost weekly distracted from the right captaincy choices - i.e. Vardy & KDB

                    If you back yourself to pick the right captain every week from Mané & Salah I think that’s the route to go down

                    If you fancy utilising Vardy & KDB as captains, I don’t personally think Salah & Mane are good uses of 25.0

                    It’s not without risks, and could backfire though, I’m well aware - but in weeks where Salah/Mané owners pick the wrong captain, the team should do well

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

                      I agree with you that Vardy & KDB are great captaincy options and are probably going to get the armband for me next 3 gameweeks.

                      But after that I think Pool do have the better fixtures than both City & Leicester and I will be capping my Pool attacker then.

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

                        With the league wrapped up by then, and minutes being managed as the focus shifts to champions league and FA Cup as they go for a treble... I’d be very wary of banking on consistent and explosive league returns from them 7 or 8 GW’s down the line

                        The same might apply to the defenders of course, but I’m not sure he’ll be subject to the same criteria

                        But - Meanwhile Vardy (And Leicester) will be getting 7 days to prepare for every game...

                        Food for thought 😉

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

                          The league wont be wrapped up by then. No chance Klopp will let the team ease off either. He will have them going full tilt till the end of the season. Klopp already rotates and I don't see his approach changing.

          4. LE CHARO
              1 month, 27 days ago

              My mini-league rival has been rolling with TAA, Robbo and Alison since his gw10 wc and it's safe to say it served him well. He went from 100k to 15k despite never owning Salah or Mané, and built an 80-point lead on top of the mini-league.

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

              I am about 70% on going with the Liverpool triple defence.
              I've ran through lots of points projections and permutations for my squad and basically it comes down to which of these I think will be the highest scoring over the next 6 weeks..

              Triple - Robertson, Alli, Cantwell, Rashford with TAA TC wk 24
              Double - Chilwell, Salah, Traore, DCL with Salah TC wk 24

              Projections come out pretty close to each other.
              I will need to make a decision in the next couple of weeks.

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

            I completely agree with the article, dropping Trent is the way to go

            1. Drop the Dendoncker
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              It actually said TAA > Kiko

            2. FPL Pillars
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lolololio

          6. AC Yew
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hey guys. Team/Order ok for this week?

            Guaita 
            TAA Soy Rico
            KDB Maddison Mane Alli Traore
            Vardy Ings

            Muapay Lundstram Kelly

          7. Warblers Fear Satan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Happy New Year to you Zophar. Great article.

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

              To you too mate , thanks

          8. fridge
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Couple of bad weeks but looking good to save transfer this week?

            Ramsdale
            TAA. Soyuncu. Aurier
            Salah. KDB. Maddison. Alli. Martial
            Ings. Vardy
            Button. Greenwood. Kelly. Lunds

            1. Drop the Dendoncker
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yep

          9. skully
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            TAA, SM & MS for me.. Simple. How you wanna do it..

            Plz plan.. Manage your transfer from now..

            1. Drop the Dendoncker
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Thank you

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

              What do you do when KDB delivers another masterclass and Pool win by 1 - 0 with a Lallana goal ?

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

                If you own all 3 who cares?

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

            a) Grealish + Ings
            b) Maddy + Ayew

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

              A

            2. Evasivo
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              A

          11. Saint & Reevesy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            How nailed is Gomez....... surely he’s the perfect Liverpool triple up enabler?

            1. Zico Senna
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sure is, enables a lot, then simple switch to Matip.
              Gomez is pretty much nailed imo.

              1. Saint & Reevesy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I just like the idea of not having to dismantle your team to accomodate a DGW for one team (not even a proper DGW).......

                Liverpool have looked way more solid since henand VVD partnered.

                1. Zico Senna
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Fully agreed

            2. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I think he will be my 3 rd option too

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

            Fabianski
            TAA, Taylor, Soyuncu
            KDB, Salah, Mane, Maddison, Cantwell
            Vardy, Ings

            (Krul, DCL, Sidibe, Lundstram)

            Play Cantwell over DCL... right?

          13. zhiren
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Have Ings and Cantwell but can't help wanting to bring in 1 Wolves asset for the coming 3 GWs. Which one do you prefer?

            A) Jimi + Cantwell
            B) Ings + Traore
            C) Ings + Cantwell (no change, save FT)

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

              B

            2. Arse Craic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              C

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

            GTG here? 0.9 ITB and 1FT

            Guiata
            TAA Rico C.Taylor
            Salah KDB Alli Grealish
            Vardy(c) Jimenez Ings

            McGovern Richarlison Lundstram Targett

            Play:

            A) Richarlison (mci)
            B) Grealish (bur)

          15. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Happy New Year all!!

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              And to you 🙂

          16. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Any chance Norwich can keep a cs ? Wanted a one week punt on Hanley . Thanks

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

              I wouldn’t bank on it... but you can’t bank on any team giving you a CS atm

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Thanks . He should start though right ?

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

                  I think so yeah

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Cheers

          17. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I know a lot on here are swaying to the double pool defence... but how enticing are those fixtures from GW24 for attacking potential... could be really juicy scorelines and with Mane and Salah you’re well and truly covered... and you don’t have the dilemma of who to have of the two, always covered with the two likely (or KDB) midfielders on FPL, and with having them both you can even focus your captain selection with other options... and with TAA bringing you the goods in defence too.. the TAA Mane Salah is the way to go (IMO)

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I m happy(ish) with the shape of my team, this would require too much surgery. To a push I could upgrade Abraham to firmino.

          18. DALEDOBACK
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Am I GTG. Roll transfer?

              Ryan
              TAA Kelly Rico
              Salah Mane KDB Grealish
              Vardy Ings Jiminez

              Button Reid Dend Lund

              1. sneif4
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I'd save

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I see you rollin, they hating.

            • Azathoth
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Tammy....Keep or Sell?

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Really not sure ...

              2. TheBrazilianRonaldo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Should have had two, scored one. Swapping for Jiminez or Ings would be fine. Roll the dice

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Think he could get rested against Brighton ?

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

                    there's a chance. But I think he's a key man for lamps/chelsea

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

                The question I'm trying to figure out.
                The plan was to swap to Jimienez.

            • sneif4
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              2ft and 3.7itb, what would you suggest?

              A) Grealish
              B) Maddison (or both)

              To

              C) Martial
              D) Alli
              E) Traore
              F) other

              Have KDB Mane Saka

              1. Legohair
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Grealish to Traore

                1. sneif4
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. Evasivo
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Keep both,

            • Legohair
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Gazzaniga
              TAA-Soy-Aurier
              Salah-KDB-Maddy-Moura
              Vardy-Tammy-Jimmy

              Cantwell, Lundy, Chambers

              1 FT

              A. Chambers to Creswell
              B. Gazzaniga to Fabianski
              C. Save

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

                B

            • TheBrazilianRonaldo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Salah and Mané just ok value so far this season on returns.

              Salah on for around 210 and Mané on for 250. Lots of much lower price options sniffing around 170 to 200 points. Weird season

              1. Evasivo
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                That's been my point too

            • Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Schmeichel & Aurier to Fab & Evans for free?

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

                I was thinking of bringing Schmeicel in, why the swap to Fab? New manager? Fixtures don't look great

            • mynameisq
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Why did that free hit 4 players thing not become a hot topic, what's the latest do we have any answers?

            • BigAsGiroud_
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              two week(gw22&23) punt defender up to 5.3, which one is better?

              A.Coady (NEW sou)
              B.Otamendi (avl CRY)
              C.Sidibe (BHA whu)
              D.Rico (WAT nor)
              E. other

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                C