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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. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Dendoncker Kelly

    1FT 1.3ITB

    Ideas on what to do would be really appreciated please?

    Thanks

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

      Dendoncker > Traore.

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Or this, and then bench Gwood.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Upgrade Gwood to someone who starts.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’d need to take a hit to free up the funds in order to do so...

        Donker >> Traore is an option but not totally convinced

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

        This.

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dend to Mooy

  2. Mo Salah No Mane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I think we broke fpl or
    They really want us to take a break from the game for a few days.

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      yeah, very weird no updates until.now

      1. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        1st time surely it has taken this long.
        Think they went to sleep and will do it in the morning

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      There's something seriously wrong. I'm going to do some late night investigation.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        You’re gonna be knackered for this meeting Fudgy 🙂

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I know, it's 3:16am... More important things right now tho

          1. Mo Salah No Mane
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            It's 5.19 by me
            Think it's time to call it a night.
            Should be up in the morning.
            Good luck with your meeting mate

      2. Mo Salah No Mane
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Lol
        Good luck
        Please come back with a full report Fudgy

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Cheers

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Save your energy.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          P.S. I got inside info 😉

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Powercut in FPL towers ?

          2. Somar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Mark Sutherns DM'd you?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Mark doesn't use Twitter

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              You sound a bit obsessed.

              1. Somar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Me? Just banter.

          3. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Still debating Salah assist.

  3. SydneyFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hi all,

    Thoughts on my wildcard team please, would you change anything?

    Fabianski (McGovern)
    Sidibe, Taa, Robbo, (Lundstram, Simpson)
    Maddison, Richarlison, Mane, KDB, Grealish
    Vardy, DCL (Greenwood)

    hoping to catch all the price rises, may still go Maupay instead of DCL as triple Everton does seem risky.

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

      Looks good was going to say triple Eve looks a bit much but then saw your final comment.
      GL

  4. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Awful rank, but already a nice small turn around since WC. I think it may be safe to save a free transfer here?
    Something i hardly ever do, but trying to become more patient.

    Fabianski
    TAA - Evans - Robertson
    Maddison - Mane - KDB - Martial
    Rashford - Vardy - DCL
    ___________________________
    Button: Lundstram: Kiko: Dendoncker

    Safe to save? Appreciate any responses cheers 😉

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

      Zico my frienddd. Save it... Turn it off and come back next gw hahaha, I've been on here for about 2 hours and gone from saving to getting Robo in by removing Alli this week to going with a Salah Mane, TAA triple up. So many options so just save and let the mind be at rest 🙂 team honestly looks v good though. I'd want to start Lund but not sure who over

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yo matey! Haha yeah i think i’ll do just that. That’s a lot of options you’re crunching but like ya say so many to choose from.
        Yeah i like this team, hope DCL can surprise me with a couple next GW, i’ll certainly save then and let mind rest 😉
        I’d wanna start lund too, will be a late decision who over if i do hehe.

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

          Honestly can't see any obvious ones. Maybe Evans for me as I think Lund is more attacking and I have ings so expect him to bag :p. I went maupay over DCL so hoping to hear some moans from you about that fixture Hahaha. GL man

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Neither can i really, if United had a tougher fixture then maybe a utd asset out, but have to keep for the norwich tie.
            Yeah Evans would be the make way for lunds if any.
            Haha! GL to you too bud, my comeback is hopefully on.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Where's Salah?

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Ahh Salah....after a very lengthy run with him i decided to give him up, was so frustrating to own when Mane was simply hammering it, then i got both...always chose wrong one to captain, and compromised my whole squad in the making.
        Very happy to rock the 2 defender one mid approach now and for the double 🙂

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes, GTG

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

      Benching Lunny is problematic but your set-up creates this dilemma. You won't be alone with the lei def v Lunny + 2 Liv.

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        It certainly is, may start him over Evans yet, maybe more chance Sou will score than west ham away at sheff utd anyway, shall be a late decision but yes i certainly won’t be alone in this decision hehe 🙂

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

      Yes, Id roll the FT

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      you simply need to let your team play out for the next 3 or 4 weeks

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

    Loool the contrast of convos on here to the one I'm having on Snapchat... I love how this is so free and like everything is just forgotten about apart from the lovely game of football (99 per cent of the time) . Its great :),

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Who are you talking to on Snapchat at this time

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

        My best mate work colleague, about my feelings of a girl I've been talking to for 2 months. Can tell its 3am hahaha

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Are you 14?

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

            18 🙂

        2. Somar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You might as well drop her SC here since you brought it up. Go on than. #JohnTerry

        3. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Invite her your place tomorrow night

        4. El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Ask her was it Salah assist

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

            Lol

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

        Believe it or not, not every person who stays up til 1:30am is waiting for price rises :p

  6. tc93
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Bottomed:
    What to do wit this lot? Any obvious moves? 2FT with 0.0 ITB

    Pope
    Soy / TAA / Lund (Hanley, Reid)
    Maddison / KDB / Alli / Mane (Cantwell)
    Rashford / Vardy / Jimi

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Pope? Plan for a 3rd Pool?

      1. tc93
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yea not sure whether to do double defence or double up on Salah/Mane. Who do you think is the best Pope replacement??

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Don’t ask me, I’m not very good. Would’ve said Ramsdale I guess?

        2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Henderson maybe

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

      Pope out

      1. tc93
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        for who?

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

          Ryan, Ramsdale, Fabianski, Foster or Guiata seem to be the hep choices currently.

  7. noquarternt
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Aguero + Sarr/Traore

    Or

    Sterling + DCL

    Quite a poor rank and looking for a bit differential orientated.

    Both no hits.

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      First one

  8. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    You don't have to worry about FPL any more lads. World War 3 is about to start.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      FPL is more important

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      1 month, 22 days ago

      whys that?

      1. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        US bombed Iraq and killed their military leader

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Err not quite

          1. Somar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Iran I meant

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Very nice people,always bomb countries to help them.

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Started a long time ago.

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

      This is deep. Can we not combine both? Surely lots of us would have the home advantage

    5. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Iranians in FPL better use their Chips before Trump shuts of their internet.

  9. antoinehude
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is there anyone who is considering Sterling for the next two games? (Aston Villa & Crystal Palace) before switching for Salah on gameweek 24?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very heavily considering. Him or Aguero.

      1. antoinehude
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Sergio is a good idea but a bit more expose to rotation, actually I just did that moves: out Kane & Alli / in Sterling & Calvert Lewin

    2. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      2pt specialist.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        1 this week.

    3. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sterling is due a hat trick soon - just to make everybody mad

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

      I hope he does well bringing him in on wc as mane placeholder. Would consider just getting double pool mid instead tbh

  10. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A. DCL
    B. CWilson
    C. Deulofeu
    F. Another max 6.6m forward

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Gerry

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Could be good

  11. Vasshin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I like to play 3 at the back
    I have TAA sidibe Lundstram and on bench Aurier and Rico.
    I have Ramsdale as a goalie.
    Now I have 2FT and 0.1 itb in bank.

    I can do Aurier to Söyüncü which leaves 0 itb

    I can also do Rico to Holgate which leaves 0 itb

    I can do Aurier to holgate and save the 0.6 for other transfers

    What should i do with the 2FT?

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

      Aurier to Holgate and save the cash if he's going to sit on the bench most weeks.

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

    Post on captaincy on the previous page and Vardy KDB and Martial were put forward, I don’t own Martial but have Jimmy as my “bus” captain. Newcastle have conceded 9 goals in the last 3 and expect a bounce from Wolves after the Wat defeat. Anyone with me?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Don't own him so can't mate

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

      I had KDB C the week just gone and it was annoying watching him sit so deep so not going there again. Saints defence ain’t too bad so that leaves me with Jimmy C or getting Martial in for Alli and giving the C to Martial.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Do you expect a Pool fail vs Spurs? I don't.

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

          Nope but probably not going to C either. Having both Salah and Mane should be enough to cover them I hope.

          1. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Fair enough but I think Spurs are weaker than many sides we have captained Pool players for. I may not back the cleanie though.

    3. CMJC
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very tempted...

  13. Bob McMayday
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anyone noticed that the points haven’t been updated yet?

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

    why has FPL not updated yet?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'm looking into it

  15. Vasqujg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Let’s be serious- Salah deserves no assist points for Mane’s goal

    (1) we all know that Salah does not pass or assist anybody
    (2) least to Sadio Mane
    (3) Sadio intercepted a weak and deflected shot on goal and then ram-rodded his own goal

    It was a shame to see Sadio exit with 15 minutes to play to simply have Salah sit like a boring false 9

    Yeah, FPL gave Abraham 5 sorry points for a similar deal. That was an injustice.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      It wasn't similar. Azpi didn't take 2 shots.

    2. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      It's obvious he did not deserve it

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      It's Chris brunt 2.0 , a huge scandal

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Uhmmm Aspi shouldve scored from his own rebound for it to be the same thing. Troll.

    5. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Why is all this talk around.
      My first reaction, having Salah, is Wow, I have an assist.
      Totally understood why not given.
      Is this just talk, or is there a source?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Your 1st reaction tells the story.
        I own and knew straight away it wasn't an assist.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          just talk then

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

      what exactly is the rule?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Rebounds
        If a shot on goal is blocked by an opposition player, is saved by a goalkeeper or hits the woodwork, and a goal is scored from the rebound, then an assist is awarded.

        Pretty simple.

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

          haha fair enough, bet Salah gonna be asking the club for his assist bonus money still 😛 he did all the work!

  16. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Kane, Cantwell and Aurier to DCL, Richarlison and Robertson? For free over 2 weeks.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cantwell vs BOU soon.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I just got Cantwell, benched him no1 and got the benefit through Vardy not playing. Why would anyone want to sell?

  17. Soto Ayam
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Aurier to robbo for a -4?

    Any takers?

    Seems better to wait a week or two and do for free. Will start taa, soy and Lund if no Robbo

    Anyone think otherwise?

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

      Did it for Free last GW.
      Not sure about the this gw for hit though

      1. Soto Ayam
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Smart move for you. I'll wait. Spurs could even score.

        Cheers

  18. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What to do here please...

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Kelly Dendoncker

    1FT 1.3ITB

    1. Upgrade Greenwood (-4) [would need to change Rico / Kelly to free up funds to do Greenwood >> DCL
    2. Dendoncker Swap [use FT to upgrade Dendoncker to someone like Traore, Sarr, Mooy, etc... but would mean I’m priced out of changing Greenwood moving forward]
    3. Save FT [so I have 2FT to make changes the following gameweek]

    Thanks all

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Start preparing for upcoming weeks and save ft IMO You do need to upgrade Dendo/Greenwood though soon.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thanks mate, think saving FT might be the sensible option... although I’d essentially be playing with 10 as Greenwood unlikely to start

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Save pal, smart decision

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers, just unsure whether Greenwood >> DCL could be worth the hit?!

        I suppose Greenwood has a chance of playing if there are injuries or depending on FA Cup or EFL Cup

        Def need to save for now anyway

  19. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Nice end of the GW then 😀
    Even After selling Grealish had a pretty good GW thanks to Taa Robbo Mane ©.

    Pope to Ryan OR Pope to Fabianski is the question now .....

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Fabianski

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

        Thanks mate.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Sold grealish too and mine ended good all things considered. I was gonna go pope to fabby but might be priced out and forced into Ryan who tbh could be a better pick even without the extra game of save points

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

        Fixtures are better for Ryan Aren't they 😮

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A lot did. I did the most boring FT last week going Fleck to Cantwell and benching him who took Vardy place.
      Result: 10 from Cantwell and Salah VC point gain.
      First luck this season after making the most boring tfr.
      My ML rival had Rico 1st bench too!
      Fab by the way after the waffle

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Epic

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Well played.
        I got Rico too for Vardy. Thankfully got Mane V© though.

        Fabianski is favorite amongst all ....

  20. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Best way to spend 26.2 on GK, mid, 2 fwds?

    Got Cantwell and Vardy otherwise.

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What’s your mid?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Salah, Mane, KDB

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Rich 8.0
          Ryan 4.8
          Ings 6.7
          Sarr 6.2

          Differentials: Deulofeu / DCL / Martial

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cheers

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      This is Villa January transfer policy?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        -8, time for surgery

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

          Who's going? Surely not getting rid of martial before Norwich

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

            Rash*

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Yeah, Rashford is the main bank. Pope, Trossard and Pukki

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Id consider Sarr in there somehow. Phenomenal stats, passes eye test and fan test.

    4. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Henderson, Grealish, Jimenez, DCL

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

        Ryan/Foster, Sarr, Ings (keep Rash)

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

          Delu, Madi, Ings if you were to get rid of Rash though.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Too much left over 😆

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I’ve just looked at your team, you definitely don’t need to take -8... just use your 2FT

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Which 2 out? Pukki and Trossard

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

              Tbh I'd keep Pukki for Bourn and even man u in a sense.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Pukki may be injured and alternatives are killing me. Get the Rashford part though.

            2. fcsaltyballs
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Yes... or Pope fixtures are tough... but I really wouldn’t take -8, you’ve made some good progress over the last few weeks, and you’re already set up for GW24 with 3 pool

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ryan/Fab Son/Alli Ingsy Deulofeu/Maupay

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cheers all, another week to wait for injuries.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Totally, a lot already making transfers, risky business with all the cup games

  21. Test Eagles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Need to bench two of these chaps next GW:

    1) Lundstram (WHU)
    2) Traore (NEW)
    3) Deulofeu (bou)
    4) Cantwell (mun)

    Currently have Cantwell and Lundy

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Harsh on Lund but makes sense.

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lundstram is due for sure

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

      Cantwell

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

      and Deu

    5. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd bench Cantwell and Traore. NEW agent a top 4 side.

    6. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      3 & 4

  22. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anybody notice Leicester play Southampton next gw? Tc Vardy? If Leicester win less than 7-0, it will be a disappointment.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      7-1 Ings scores

      1. GoonSquad
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Crushes Vardy clean sheet....

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      4-1

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

    Is Mahrez increase in minutes recently linked to Dilva out and if so do we expect Dilva to usually start now that he is back?

  24. The Berbatouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Anyone know how I can change my avatar image?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      https://en.gravatar.com

      1. The Berbatouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers

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

      gravatar.com?

      1. The Berbatouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers

    3. The Berbatouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Last time I changed it was 9 years ago and now I can't find the explanation of how to change it. My age is showing.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I'm looking forward to seeing it

        1. The Berbatouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You will regret those words lol

  25. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Game not updated yet? Where are my Salah BPS?

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

      Such devilry

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Wow
      Just noticed he has 2 of them.
      10 points is a haul !!

  26. GoonSquad
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Ram Button
    TAA Soy Lund Holgate Kelly
    Salah KdB Grealish Traore HWilson
    Kane Vardy Maupay

    2FT, early thoughts on a move or 2?

    1. zhiren
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      kane needs to go. but not sure who for. i have the same dilemma.

      1. GoonSquad
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        2 week punt on Kun and captain both weeks?

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

      Kane Maupay out, Ings Rash in?

      Kane Wilson out, DCL Mane in?

      1. GoonSquad
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Thinking I could get Kun in for 2 weeks and still get Mane in for DGW or a Pool D.

        ManC just seem a different squad with Kun vs. Jesus.

        Please talk me out of it.

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

          I'm in similsr situation. Looking at maybe Kane and Grealish to Sterling and DCL for 2 weeks before going for third pool.

    3. JammySprat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Would probably drop traore or Hwilson to a 4.4 to avoid bench headache

  27. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    FPL broken?

  28. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What if the reason the game hasn't updated is because the game week isn't over? What if we have been made to believe it's over but it's not, and that it will never be over.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Your imagination is better used when sleeping.

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

      I questioned what I was still doing here but I aint got an alarm set lol. And you seem to be losing it more than me, either eat a snickers or go to bed 😉

    3. Test Eagles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Liverpool and Sheffield are still playing, they cut the broadcast. Currently it’s 19-0... Salah with a dozen

    4. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Everybody better screenshot your points and position in case Iranians are counter attacking against the Anglosphere

    5. Perthite
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      The rescheduled Liv/WHU game has been moved to this Tuesday (quietly & without us knowing)

      (… not really for those taking this seriously)

  29. Perthite
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Save FT or look at something like Maupay->DCL?

    Ryan Ramsdale
    TAA Soyunu Lundstram Kelly Rico
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Ings Maupay
    1FT 0.5m

    1. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I like that as a Maupay owner, can't see any other spaces I feel like I could pick up points. At this juncture Maupay brace seems unlikely, DCL doesn't.

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

      Rico to Holgate?

      1. Perthite
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Not a bad thought to remove a Watford player.

  30. Perthite
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    … and play Ramsdale (WAT) or Ryan (eve) the upcoming GW?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Ryan if saving.

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Why I have 4.0 and have to play Ram. I'd pick the wrong one, but on form Ryan without question. BOU are total shite.

      1. Perthite
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Which is why I am regretting getting him on the last week of the 1st WC