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Moyes gets off to winning start as West Ham’s Double Gameweek 24 assets impress

West Ham United 4-0 Bournemouth

  • Goals: Mark Noble (£5.0m) x2, Sebastien Haller (£7.0m), Felipe Anderson (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m), Declan Rice (£4.7m)
  • Bonus: Noble x3, Fredericks x2, Rice x1

David Moyes’ second stint as West Ham United manager got off to the best possible start on New Year’s Day but he could hardly have wished for more obliging opponents than a woefully out-of-sorts Bournemouth side.

Fantasy Premier League managers will be monitoring the Hammers’ players ahead of Double Gameweek 24, although the fact that the Londoners face Leicester City and Liverpool in that round of fixtures will be off-putting to many.

Forthcoming matches against high-flying Sheffield United and a resurgent Everton will also be truer tests of their abilities, with Wednesday’s opponents Bournemouth the division’s worst team based on form over the last ten Gameweeks.

Still, West Ham couldn’t have done any more than what they did on New Year’s Day, recording their biggest league win in over 12 years.

Moyes didn’t have much time to work with his new troops and didn’t look to make any sweeping tactical changes, retaining a 4-2-3-1 set-up with attacking midfield trio Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) playing behind central striker Sebastien Haller (£7.0m).

Michail Antonio (£6.9m) reportedly missed out with a minor hamstring injury.

Haller and Anderson produced arguably their best performances in months, with the hitherto out-of-form striker brilliantly volleying in a Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) cross and the Brazilian rounding off the scoring when delicately controlling a superb Declan Rice pass (£4.7m) and slotting beyond Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) midway through the second half.

Mark Noble (£5.0m), who Moyes has repeatedly praised since his re-appointment as head coach, had opened the scoring with a heavily deflected shot before grabbing his second from the penalty spot after being fouled himself.

There could have been further goals, too, with substitute Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m) heading straight at Ramsdale from six yards and Fornals forcing the Bournemouth goalkeeper into a save with an effort from the edge of the box.

Speaking of the attacking options at his disposal, Moyes said:

We have got so many players who have got the ability. Anderson, Haller, Lanzini, Fornals, all technically gifted players so we want to get them all in the team but we have to play football to win and get ourselves out of this position in the Premier League.

Brazilians score goals, Brazilians make the difference, they do something which makes us all excited, I said [to Anderson] you’re not doing that. Give me a Brazilian goal and to be fair, he did.

Even when Lanzini came on, he looked lively, he had two good opportunities. They are people I know I enjoy working with and hopefully, they felt the same.

Lanzini is one of the players who Moyes worked with in his first stint in east London, with another being Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) – the FPL defender was deployed ‘out of position’, as he effectively was as a gung-ho wing-back in 2017/18, in a seven-minute cameo against the Cherries on Wednesday.

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) will rarely enjoy an easier afternoon, with his only two saves coming from shots from narrow angles, although his clean sheet was very nearly spoiled late on when Dominic Solanke (£5.2m) nodded against the inside of the post.

Angelo Ogbonna (£4.5m) deserves a mention, too, with the recalled defender delivering an impressive display at centre-half.

Reflecting on his impact on the West Ham players, Moyes said:

I tried to make it as simple as I possibly could.

In truth, I don’t know most of them, maybe eight or nine from before, but I tried to go over with them on yesterday morning, tried to use every bit of time to have conversations with them. I have spoken to one or two individuals who I think will make the difference for us.

But, really, we worked on being in a good defensive shape and when we lost possession, we were in a good place.

What I saw recently is the minute the ball changed over, we couldn’t get back into a good enough shape in transition. We have the ability to run fast forward, play off a big centre forward, and we could do with crossing the ball a bit more. Thankfully today, Seb did that.

Bournemouth were, as they have been for large chunks of the last two months, well below-par.

Callum Wilson (£7.4m) hasn’t delivered an FPL attacking return since September and was anonymous, touching the ball on fewer occasions than Ramsdale.

The Cherries’ injury-hit defence were repeatedly carved open and their most-owned player in FPL, Diego Rico (£4.4m), departed at half-time with a minus score having conceded three goals and picked up a yellow card.

Rico was one of a few players namechecked by his manager afterwards as not being fully fit, with Howe saying:

There were players today playing who were not 100 per cent fit either so that’s not to make excuses and to try and shy away from what we’ve delivered, because it hasn’t been good enough. I thought the players gave everything today but we weren’t in the best physical condition to play.”

I think the difference probably from this to previous years is the amount of injuries that we’ve had. The lightness of the squad, I’ve never had a smaller group of players to pick from.

Even some of those players, if you look aren’t 100 per cent fit. Steve Cook, Junior Stanislas, Diego Rico, Simon Francis, Jefferson Lerma are all coming into the game on the back of injuries and haven’t trained. I don’t think we were in the best physical condition today.

Josh King (£6.1m) and Jack Stacey (£4.3m) joined the ever-growing injury list after picking up hamstring strains in Gameweek 20, with Howe saying after full-time on Wednesday:

I think they’re going to be out for about five to six weeks. They’ve got very similar injuries. Both hamstring injuries, both been given the same grade, so a massive, massive blow.

All of which adds up to an appetising fixture for in-form Watford in Gameweek 22, with Bournemouth out of sorts and short of several first-team players.

Members Analysis

Manchester City 2-1 Everton

  • Goals: Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) x2 | Richarlison (£8.0m)
  • Assists: Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) | Theo Walcott (£6.2m)
  • Bonus: Jesus x3, Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) x2, Gundogan, Fernandinho (£5.2m) x1

The 11-day Premier League hiatus probably comes at a good time for Manchester City and owners of their Fantasy assets.

Energy levels had clearly been sapped over Christmas, with the Citizens not helped by having to play over 75 minutes with ten men against Wolves last Friday.

Having named the same front six players in his starting XI in Gameweeks 19 and 20, Pep Guardiola finally delivered the rotation we had been fearing on New Year’s Day.

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m), Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.8m) were all dropped to the bench, while Kyle Walker (£5.8m), City’s most-owned defender in FPL and an ever-present in the Premier League in December, also made way at right-back.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), he of the lung-busting runs from deep, avoided a benching but looked to be pacing himself after his exertions over the festive period, operating in a more restrained central midfield role – although, as we’ll discuss shortly, that was perhaps as much about Guardiola’s tactical tweak as it was energy preservation.

Sterling came on for an owner-infuriating one-point cameo in stoppage time, to compound the misery for the 23.3% of Fantasy bosses who still retain the winger’s services.

Explaining the rotation and the omission of Ederson (£6.0m) ahead of kick-off, Guardiola said:

Ederson is sick. The other ones… it has been an incredible amount of games. It’s the toughest period – we need fresh legs.

While the personnel changes weren’t too surprising, the change of formation was.

City switched to a 3-4-3 for this match, with wing-backs Joao Cancelo (£5.2m) and Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) playing either side of centre-halves Rodri (£5.4m), Eric Garcia (£4.5m) and Fernandinho (£5.2m).

De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) operated as the two holding midfielders, with Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) and Phil Foden (£5.1m) flanking Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) in attack.

We saw very little of De Bruyne in the Everton box as a result, while his distribution was, for once, a little off: the Belgian’s pass completion rate was the worst of any City player in Gameweek 21.

Perhaps De Bruyne most of all needs a breather, which will surely come on Saturday when City entertain Port Vale in the FA Cup.

Asked about his use of a wing-back system, Guardiola said:

We can do it in the future. We make a really good build-up. The five guys – Eric, ‘Dinho, Rodri, Gundogan and Kevin – they are so good with the ball. Everything that happens that starts from there is good. It is better. Riyad received the ball in better conditions. Phil received it in better conditions. It helps us to play better.

City laboured in the first half against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, with a shanked Mahrez effort and a disallowed Foden goal as close as they came to breaking the deadlock.

Everton’s resistance finally caved early in the second half, with Jesus expertly finishing two well-crafted team goals to help City establish what ought to have been a comfortable lead.

A botched pass from Claudio Bravo (£4.8m) led to Richarlison‘s (£8.0m) goal and a nervy final 20 minutes but, in truth, City looked more likely to increase their advantage than concede an equaliser, with Jesus twice denied by Jordan Pickford (£5.3m) and seeing a shot crash back off the upright.

From an Everton point of view, we are hardly likely to be deterred by an away defeat at the Etihad.

The Toffees’ next five matches are appealing (even if the trips to Watford and West Ham perhaps come at the wrong time considering the potential for a continued new manager bounce at both clubs) and they sit near the top of our Season Ticker as a result.

This was Richarlison’s sixth attacking return in the last ten Gameweeks and his advanced role in the Everton set-up is obviously attractive.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) is flourishing under new management, as well: the budget FPL forward has five goals in six matches since Marco Silva departed and, while quiet for long periods, came close to scoring at the Etihad with a header.

Further back, Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m) is enjoying a new lease of life in the post-Silva era.

Whether deployed as a wing-back in a 3-4-3 or a right-winger when the Toffees move to a 4-4-2, the on-loan defender has two assists, two clean sheets and six bonus points in five starts under Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti.

Two of those bonus points arrived on New Year’s Day, despite Sidibe not banking an attacking or defensive return.

While the Toffees were not as fluent as they had been at Newcastle in Gameweek 20, chances did arrive: Seamus Coleman (£5.3m) forcing Bravo into an early save, Yerry Mina (£5.3m) nodding wide from a good position and Moise Kean (£6.4m) spectacularly volleying off-target.

An honest Ancelotti said after full-time:

Honestly, Manchester City played a really good game and we stayed in the game until the end. At the end City deserved to win – they were better than us.

We were too shy in the first half, we had the possession but we were not able to find the solutions.

In the second half, we showed good spirit, now we have to look forward for the next game.

On Bernard (£6.4m), who picked up an injury in the warm-up and had to pull out of the starting XI, Ancelotti added:

He was not able to play. He had a contact with Yerry Mina in the warm-up. I hope he will be ready for the next game.

Manchester City (3-4-3): Bravo; Rodrigo, Fernandinho, Eric Garcia; Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Mendy; Mahrez, Jesus, (Sterling 90′) Foden (D Silva 82′). 

Everton XI (3-4-3): Pickford; Coleman (Walcott 59′), Mina, Holgate; Sidibe, Sigurdsson (Kean 66′), Delph, Davies, Digne; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison. 

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1,982 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Don’t like to plan transfers but thoughts on this :
    Gw22 : Alli > Sarr
    Gw23 : Pereria > soy
    Gw24: Tammy and el ghazi > greenwood and Salah

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looks decent tbf

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      3 Downgrades, 1 Upgrade.

      Just kidding. I don't loooove the Sarr transfer, but I can understand not wanting to hang onto Alli.

      I want to see he plays without Kane, but may not have the patience either.

      1. Ohh1454
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It’s come down really between Sarr Grealish Mount and don’t fancy Grealish at all for some reason don’t no why

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Alli, Aurier to Sarr, Robo (-4) this week?

    1. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Do not understand why you want to get rid of a world-class right-back in Aurier

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He wants a LB

        1. Somar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lol.

  3. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    15 minutes at best to get those transfers in.

    1. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I've decided to give Cullum Wilson one more game at home to Watford. Patience is a virtue

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Did mine already, got Sarr for Alli last night

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *buys Alli

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You said that about Grealish >:( 😆

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Saved transfer instead.

  4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Traore to grealish now? Before price rises? Or save and let traore have another go at Newcastle?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'd let Traore have this one fixture given Villa have Man City.

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Good point. Thanks

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wait, plenty of time till next GW

  5. AdamJ91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Gazzaniga - Button
    TAA - Soyuncu - Gomez - Rico - Reid
    Mane - KDB - Alli - Maddison - Hayden
    Vardy - Rashford - Jimenez

    Nothing ITB but 2 FTs so thinking of doing Alli & Gazza > Rich & Fabianski?.

  6. Nas
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Just saw the extended highlights. We salah non owners got away lucky there. It’ll be a brave man to go to the double without him

  7. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is doubling up on Mane and Salah the way to go if I'm chasing in my ML?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Surely your rival can do that too.

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If you are really chasing drop all Liverpool and consentrate on West Ham.

  8. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    GK Fabianski
    DEF TAA, Soy, Lundy, Holgate
    MID KDB, Salah, Mane, Maddison
    FWD DCL, Vardy (c)

    Subs Ings, Grealish, Cathcart.

    .3 in bank

    Bench looks mental but given the fixtures (Leicester away and City H) would you change anything?

    Cheers

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Play Ings, bench Soy.

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks:)

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      that squad is as good as it gets

      maybe play Ings over Mad?

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks mate, good to read that!

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Amazing squad TV must be sky high, benching headache will be a problem but looks good on paper, prefer to start the attacker over the defender

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'll take that advice 🙂

    4. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I’d take Maupay over DCL

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don’t see Brighton getting many chances vs a solid Everton team, same can’t be said about the shaking Brighton’s defence vs DCL

    5. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Thanks for specifying which players are defenders, midfielders etc.

  9. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If 4 of your 7 attacking players from GW 24 onwards are not Vardy, Madders, Salah and Mane, you are not doing FPL right

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      replace Mad with KDB

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Can’t predict the future like that though, anyone can come into form/go out of form

  10. Scout15
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    What are your thoughts about Gazza -> Ryan?
    Is it really worth it?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ye

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Went for McCarthy. He’s only 4.3m and Southampton in a high

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *on

      2. Scout15
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I know he wasn't playing but still, aren't you slightly scared after what happened last time they were playing against Leicester? 😀

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Tammy to DCL?

    Burnley are poor, but we're at home.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I've been considering that, need to make some cash to get Mane for the double but Burnley and Newcastle are two of the best fixtures you can ask for atm, his form is a worry though.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah. Looking at the stats tables both teams are right at the bottom for big chances conceded.

        Screams keep, but Chelsea can't beat a team on their own doorstep lately.

        I think it all depends on whether I go Salah/Mané, or TAA/Robbo. Prefer the double midfield, but it comes at a cost.

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Newcastle might have half their team injured too. I'm definitely going double mids but rival already has double defence and I'm chasing, need to make 3 changes to get there, feels like big decisions for everyone these next few weeks doesn't it?

  12. CrouchDown
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Has it ever taken this long to update?

  13. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Just pulled the trigger on Moura Alli Rashford to Cantwell Mane DCL for - 8

    I tried to go without pool on my late wc hoping they would struggle over the congested run. Time to bite the bullet now I think

    Sterling to Salah likely after next week

    1. ChuckN
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Rashford before Norwich?

      1. MartialMatas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        United might actually be worse than Norwich

    2. JackJack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Silly

  14. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    BPts updated yet?

  15. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Price Changes - 3rd January 2020

    🔺  Cantwell (4.9)

    🔻  Hudson-Odoi (5.3), Lundstram (5.1), Tielemans (6.3), Tomori (4.7)

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      No one can tell me nothing. Written off, not strong enough, not quick enough, not worthy of the number 14 shirt! Well listen up I’m on my way to the top and no-one is going to stop me! So listen to anyone striving forward and being told all this sh*t tell them “ I got this”.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Funnily enough, this is also my mantra for FPL this season.

    2. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cheers Rainy.

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Price changes before Bonus. Whatever next

      1. rainy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        FPL must have pressed another old PC into service

    4. toca
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Lord Lunds?????

        Heresy!!!!

      • waldo666
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Cheers Rainy.

      • NoName
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks Rainy!

      • acesingh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Surprised Cantwell was just 4.8mio. He is, after Lundstram, the most vfm player this year.

      • G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        1-1 Cheers Rainy!

      • CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        The expected 0-1... what a disaster this GW was. 3 injuries, my Citeh assets somehow blanking despite bossing the game...

        Next week isn't feeling great for me

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Mirko is one of my favourite MMA fighters of all time btw.

          Just thought I’d mention it.

          1. French Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            No one beats Anderson Silva in his prime. Fedor, Crocop never entertained like the Spyder did !

            1. james 101
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Fair. Was like watching someone from the matrix or something.

              Fedor is impressive to those who get what they are watching.

              Combat sambo!

              1. CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Mirko is reported to be a great guy. Poker pro Jason Somerville named his crow after him.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Khabib & Tony - how long must we wait??

                  Not long now 😉

                2. CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Right leg hospital,left leg cemetary,CRO COP

    5. Klip Klopp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Rashford + Alli —> DCL + Sterling. Then eventually swap Sterling to Mane for the double game week? (Already have Salah)

      1. Sailboats
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just get Mane straight forget about sterling

      2. Mc3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Having gotten Sterling on WC for a placeholder for Mane I am massively regretting it. I think just get Mane.

    6. Perthite
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best 2 keepers to have for near future (have Pope & Ramsdale atm)?

      1. kyrgios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Fabianski/Ryan

    7. kyrgios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Salah assist added yet? 😛

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        soon

      2. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        They’d have to take a save off Henderson

    8. Mooster
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I nedd to do something with my defence. I have Pope and Rico, Lundstram, TAA, Söyüncü and Aurier.
      Thinking of getting moving out Aurier and Pope.
      But to who?
      Suggestions welcome!

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Holgate?

      2. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Very similar defence line and I am doing the same housekeeping with 2FTs.

        Aurier has been moved on to Sidibe. Quite comfortable with running the FA Cup risk as I have a strong 4th defender for next week should a replacement from the bench be required.

        As far as GKs go I am looking at either Fabs or Ryan.

    9. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What's up with the subs lag?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No autosubs this GW.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        It’s like when there is only one game to add it takes them longer I just don’t know.

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          They’ve gone out celebrating a weekend off

    10. NoName
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Have money set aside for Salah. Shipping Moura. Bring Salah in this gw or Maddison and wait for the double?

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Salah

      2. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Mo

      3. NoName
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thank you both.

    11. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Was thinking of saving but like the look of this over next 3 weeks.

      GW 22: Alli to Sarr/Rich/Madi
      GW 23: Aurier to Soy/Evans
      GW 24: Perreira to Robo

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Do you have triple pool already?

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nope, Mane and TAA

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Looks good but if you can work in Robbo GW23 over 24 then I would

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Prefer Perreira at Burnley than robo against man u tbh

    12. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1 FT, 3.8 ITB, current midfield: Mane - KDB - Grealish - Alli

      A) Alli > Salah this week for free
      B) Alli > Sterling, then to Salah week 24
      C) Save FT and wait to decide on double pool mid or double pool defense

      1. Drop the Dendoncker
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        A

      2. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        My initial plan is B, but A might be as good if you are set for double miss.

    13. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How has Abraham lost his assist what the heck?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I still see it ?

        1. Dupuytrens
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Just Troll talk. Nothing to be alarmed about 🙂

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Don't change once confirmed.

      2. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nah, Salah lost his

        1. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          He never had it

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Jokes

      3. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Joke mate.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You deserve a suspension for that mate because you got me freaking out that wasn't funny

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Relax. How they could remove assist after one day?

        2. Dthinger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You made a couple of jokes on this page that no one will find funny

        3. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          The assist hasn't been removed, but your joke has. Justice.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Joke was too good for this page

        4. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Make them funny next time.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I will mr. obvious

    14. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      1. Dendoncker >> Traore (Greenwood would then be my 8th attacker)
      2. Rico / Kelly Greenwood >> 4.2 Def DCL (-4)
      3. Save FT

      Henderson
      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
      KDB Mane Salah Grealish
      Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

      McGovern Rico Dendoncker Kelly

      1 FT, 1.3 ITB

      Hate taking hits but if going down the Greenwood >> DCL route is better than getting Adama Traore then I will!

      Thanks all

    15. GREEN IS GOOD
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      VAR is currently calculating FPL points.

      We apologise for the delay.

    16. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What happened to when the fpl website used to give messages to say what was going on?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Status tab.

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah I see that but it just says provisional. As far as I remember they used to put up a message saying "reviewing goal/assist" etc

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Nothing being reviewed. 2 goals today had obvious scoring.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 23 days ago

                maybe they adding Salah assist?

                1. Fitzy.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Even though it doesn't meet the criteria for an assist?

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Maybe you are the Spurs manager.

                  1. kamdaraji
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Owen said it was an assist

                    1. Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      In FPL?

                3. Trophé Mourinho
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    😀

                4. Hybrid.power
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yeah I know, just curious what's taking so long with the bonus points and subs. Salah won't get an assist.

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I'm up in 4 hours to go to an important business meeting and im sat here still awake waiting to see if salah gets 2 bonus points ...

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Get some sleep man.

            1. toca
                1 month, 23 days ago

                No, get some help man.

            2. kamdaraji
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              lol

            3. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Go sleep Fudgy.

              1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                It would please many people.

            4. Trophé Mourinho
                1 month, 23 days ago

                no baps for anyone!

              • PlumaPiedra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Do you think by staying awake you will change the outcome. Go to sleep.

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  It will make me sleep easier. I'm on edge.

                  1. PlumaPiedra
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Over 2 bonus points? I think you might need to quit FPL completely to be honest if this is how you view it.

              • nerd_is_the_werd
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Are they still debating on that Salah assist?
                  How was that not an assist??

                • Yank Revolution
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Layoffs at FPL Towers

              • Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Exact money for Alli to Pepe. The temptation... Moves like this are probs the reason I've gone from 160k to 380k in 3 weeks though

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  You can go to bed as well.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    I would if I could. Feel like an owl these days 🙂

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Yeah, I'm pretty much nocturnal too.

                      1. Tsparkes10
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Hows the squad and OR looking mate? No link to have a little stalk

                        1. Would Ed Woodward
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Bad but it's pretty tight between ranks, better than earlier in the season at least, I was like 4.5m at one point, huge red last week, small green this, 800k.

                          Henderson
                          TAA Doherty Soy Lund Rico(what a bell)
                          Salah KdB Alli Grealish Dendo
                          Vardy Abraham Jimenez

                          1. Tsparkes10
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Decent looking team. Still got the boys in there ;). Any plans? Double pool defence or getting Mane in for the dgw?

                            For me Rico stays on the bench and lovely Todwell comes off to save me

                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              I wish I still had Cantwell instead of Dendo, thought he was dropped for good but played his way back in. Getting Mane for Alli for the double, cash ML rival already has double defence and I'm chasing, need 3 moves to get there in the next couple of GWs, not sure what I'm doing yet, probably downgrading Tammy/Jimenez/Doherty but it's when to do it, need to decide whether to switch Alli to someone for a 2 GW change.

                              I'm half tempted to switch out Henderson for Fabs or Ryan this week but not sure, might be a waste of a move, big fixture swing for you guys soon plus you're a good team anyway, almost too good though, a lot of shots get blocked before Hendo even gets a chance at saving them.

                              1. Tsparkes10
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                I'm thinking Robo tbh as although i love Salah it just hurts my team too much. But then again, I may go back to Mousset or even jump on fleck as a starter for gw25 onwards so that'd probs allow me to get Salah in. Just think watching it today, a Cs is basically a goal for Robo and he's so dangerous he's basically a midfielder anyways.

                                Agree on Hendo, Yhh he's not the best for saves although made 5 tonight. I'm keeping as too many other priorities and ain't keen on fabs fixtures. Will ship Hendo and probs Lund in gw 32 ish.

                                Also considering Sarr, Madi or rich for Alli this gw. Don't think he's worth keeping for pool and Wat who have tightened up just for the Norwich fixture which he struggled in recently anyways. Maybe Alli, Martial, Perreira to Salah, Fleck, Evans is something I like at.

                                1. Would Ed Woodward
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Yep, Robertson is great, my plan was always double defence which is why I got Doherty on WC but it's just never happened. Man, I can't put Rich in for a third time, I've had him for two short term punts this season and he's returned in multiple GWs both times I've got rid, he's my biggest troll. I really wish Mousset played 90 every week, would make life a lot easier with his price.

                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Ahaha mousset. Thing is... I hated owning him and supporting him so idk if I can put myself through it again with fleck. Mousset down at 4.8m now though, interesting to see what we do in Jan

                2. GREEN IS GOOD
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Don't

                3. nerd_is_the_werd
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Pepe is not guaranteed starts unfortunately. 🙁

                  • Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Pepe is not the way to sort out your problems. Ozil on the other hand...........

                4. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  I NEED MY BONUSPOINTS BEFORE I CAN GO TO SLEEP!

                  1. kamdaraji
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    none for firmino

                  2. Tsparkes10
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    You ain't getting any. Awful today... Unlucky with the shot though mate, had me heart in me mouth

                    1. Firminoooo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Yeah. Sorry about today. Just no service from Mo and Sadio. Egosentric bastards.

                  3. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    You just added another hour.