Team News

Kane suffers hamstring tear as Heaton and Wesley are ruled out for the season

There is no Fantasy Premier League deadline to worry about this weekend but there is no less team news to report, with many of the Premier League managers (or their assistants) holding press conferences on Friday ahead of the FA Cup third round.

There are several notable injury updates to bring you.

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed late this afternoon that, following assessment today, Harry Kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring during the defeat to Southampton.

The club’s medical staff will continue to review the injury and no timeframe has been put on his return but Jose Mourinho said in his presser earlier:

I don’t know yet, maybe later today we have news but if you ask me just my feeling – good news or bad news – I am more on bad news than good news, that’s my feeling.

Some opinions from the medical department before the test results: I don’t think we’re going to have good news. We can say that no Middlesbrough [in the FA Cup] for Harry Kane.

The Special One also provided an update on Tanguy Ndombele (hip), saying:

In this moment he can’t give anything because he is injured. What he can give is what he gave against Norwich which was clearly a very, very good performance.

Spurs earlier confirmed that Eric Dier (illness) and Kyle Walker-Peters (calf) have returned to training.

Son Heung-min is available after suspension but Ben Davies (ankle), Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Danny Rose (calf) remain out.

From one premium striker to another.

Brendan Rodgers said of Jamie Vardy‘s calf problem on Friday:

He’s coming along very well. He’s done some good work with the medical team and he’ll be back out on the [training] pitch tomorrow. He’s not available for the [FA Cup] game but he’ll be training with us Sunday.

Rodgers confirmed that everyone else was fit, with Matty James (Achilles) set to feature for the under-23s tonight.

Aston Villa delivered a double dose of bad news this morning, disclosing that Tom Heaton and Wesley will miss the remainder of the season.

The pair suffered knee ligament damage in the 2-1 victory over Burnley on New Year’s Day.

Discussing who could fill in for the pair ahead of some possible transfer moves in January, Dean Smith said:

Our only fit striker at the club at the minute is Jonathan Kodija. Keinan Davis was training last week but he still felt a tightness in his hamstring.

We’ve got Ørjan Nyland and Lovre Kalinic who are both full internationals, we’ve got a lad on loan at Livingston, Matija Sarkic, who is a Montenegro international.

Pep Guardiola clarified Manchester City’s fitness situation, saying:

Ederson was sick. He came to the Everton game very bad. Today he trained and he feels better. Nico [Otamendi] is getting better too. Tomorrow he won’t play but in the next days he can be with the squad again.

On Aymeric Laporte (knee), Guardiola added:

He trained with the team for 10, 15 minutes, the rest individually and he is getting better. He feels good and in the next few weeks he will complete all the training sessions for us. I don’t know, I think he will dictate [his return date].

Diogo Jota won’t feature for Wolves against Manchester United, meanwhile.

Nuno Espirito Santo said of his striker on Friday:

Unfortunately, Diogo is not available. In the last game, the moment of the red card for Kabasele, no intention at all, but he had a strong impact. Tomorrow and probably the next days, he’s out.

He’s being assessed, he’s done an MRI, but it’s not good. We have to wait for all the blood, that the impact caused, to go down, so the doc can evaluate him better and assess him. After that, we’ll have a proper look at the diagnosis.

The Red Devils will again be without Paul Pogba (ankle), whose manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of the Frenchman and United’s other injuries:

Paul came back after a long spell out, two games, had a reaction. Felt his ankle was sore, we did a scan. It’s not the same injury. It’s not a major one, probably three or four weeks.

Axel [Tuanzebe], Eric [Bailly], Tim [Fosu-Mensah] are getting closer but won’t be ready for this. Rojo won’t be ready for this but getting back. There’s feelings of illness and cold, which is normal around about this time.

Ahead of the Merseyside derby, Jurgen Klopp said he was none-the-wiser about the severity of Naby Keita‘s groin injury:

He will have a scan today, I don’t know exactly when but somebody will then tell me the result of this. That didn’t happen yet.

On Liverpool’s other injuries, Klopp said:

Shaqiri looks good; in a good way, will not be available for [Sunday] but looks good. OxladeChamberlain looks good. Joel [Matip] looks good. Dejan Lovren, spoke last night, looking good. Fabinho out on the pitch doing the running stuff.

They are really all in a good way, our only problem is the games are coming so quick, that’s why there’s no real news. Most of them will not be available. Then we have eight days until the next game, so we will see what’s then possible.

Across the city, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti said:

On Bernard, we will check today in training. Schneiderlin has trained with us, I think he is available to play. We had a problem with Fabian Delph, he had a knock on his knee. He had a scan yesterday, it seems good but we will see.

Roy Hodgson today revealed that Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) will be sidelined for “a considerable period” of time.

On Palace’s other injured players, Hodgson said:

Gary Cahill had his first training session today which is positive. One in, one out in terms of training bodies.

Wilf Zaha played with an injury on Wednesday. It was really touch and go: we didn’t know until the day he’d get on the field. I think it’s very unlikely we’ll be able to do that to him again on Sunday.

David Moyes reported a few minor concerns in his press conference, saying:

Lukasz Fabianski didn’t train today but if he is fit then he will start at the weekend.

Mark Noble didn’t train today and Aaron Cresswell didn’t train today. You could see Cress was limping at the end of Bournemouth and Nobes got his metatarsal stood on.

The other one is Michail Antonio. I saw him on the grass today, but I don’t think he will be ready for the game.

Ogbonna didn’t train today either, so he’s another one we will keep an eye on.

Ahead of the Blues’ match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, Chelsea assistant boss Jody Morris said:

Injury-wise, Alonso is looking like he’s definitely out and Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] is the obvious one. Apart from that, we’re still having a look at a few players to see what the fallout is like from the Brighton game.

Fikayo [Tomori] trained today but he’s still not feeling the best himself, he’s got a bit of a bug as well. Olivier [Giroud] is OK.

Newcastle United have serious injury problems heading into the match against Rochdale, with Steve Bruce saying of Jetro Willems (groin), Javier Manquillo (hamstring), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring) and Fabian Schär (hamstring):

None of them will play. I can’t see any of them being available for Wolves. In terms of severity, probably the worst is Manquillo. We think Schar and Willems are not too bad, they could be a grade I or II, which is two to three weeks.

On the Magpies’ other walking wounded, Bruce added:

Yedlin, we think, might be OK. He’s got a terrible hand injury, thankfully it’s not broken, but he’s going to be OK.

Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, we all hope that maybe for Wolves, but certainly not the weekend.

Ritchie is training, and if all goes well today, then he’ll take part on the bench.

Norwich will be without Josip Drmic (hamstring) and Dennis Srbeny (back) this weekend. Ralf Fährmann (unknown) remains sidelined but a return to team training could occur next week.

On Teemu Pukki (hamstring), boss Daniel Farke said:

Teemu Pukki is out for tomorrow, he has a little hamstring strain. He’s struggling with his toe as well. I can’t predict whether he’s available for the Manchester United game.

Eddie Howe isn’t expecting any of his injured players back for the visit of Luton, saying:

This weekend, probably not, and the week after, we’ll wait and see.

Craig Shakespeare, sitting in for Nigel Pearson, said of Watford’s injury latest:

There’s four or five that have got knocks, they’re being assessed today. We’ve still got Will Hughes [out] from the previous game. Etienne Capoue has got a bit of a knock.

Yesterday Arsenal confirmed that Calum Chambers ruptured an ACL against Chelsea and will be sidelined for between six to nine months.

Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli (both hamstring) continue to be assessed, while Kieran Tierney (shoulder) is out until March.

Brighton boss Graham Potter meanwhile revealed that Dan Burn will be out for around six weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured shoulder but Solly March (groin) could return this weekend.

Sean Dyche confirmed that Danny Drinkwater will now return to parent club Chelsea in his media gathering, while Chris Wilder announced the signing of Jack Rodwell in his.

Ralph Hasenhuttl promised line-up changes for Southampton this weekend but didn’t provide any fresh injury updates.

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1,590 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Where’s that chess master now, haven’t heard anything blowing his trumpet in awhile!

    1. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      OR 31

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nope that’s not him

      2. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        That's not him.

    2. Dannywaz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not 31 it's not him

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Check mate!

    4. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Think he's doing alright, all things considered

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hopefully he is, just funny how he became everyone’s idol and now not a peep

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          His record proves he has uncanny skills. I'd respect him more for his record over the last couple of years than anyone who's actually even won the thing and never come close to following it up again.

    5. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's slipped to 240th overall and 20th in Norway, but still well ahead of all our Pro Pundits, Mods & Cons and Great and Good, none of whom are currently in the top thousand.
      Selling TAA and Mane in GW18 instead of benching them did not work out well for him.
      Do you really want us to continue reporting on his progress now that he is no longer close to the FPL number one?

      1. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Still pretty close to number 1

        1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes, still a very respectable position to be in and he may start climbing back up the ranks before too long, especially as he still has all his chips available.
          We started reporting on his progress when he was in the top hundred, where he remained from GW10 to GW19, reaching a peak of number three in GW17.
          And it wasn't him blowing his own trumpet - there was plenty of interest in his FPL progress at the time.
          But do we still want continuing reports on his progress every week now that he has dropped out of the top hundred and is not currently closely threatening the number one spot?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            No we don’t - wasn’t asking for an update as such more toying with the whole ‘flash in the pan’ popularity

            1. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              It's unfair to call him a flash in the pan.
              It's just that many people didn't realise before that the world chess champion also has a deep knowledge of the Premier League and is an excellent fantasy football player, so naturally there was plenty of interest and publicity when he reached number three in the world in FPL and looked as if he might even win the whole thing this season.
              And who knows, perhaps he still might!

    6. uwepleban
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Magnus Carlsen’s team “Kjell Ankedal” is at position 240 with 1333 points. The 4 game weeks over the festive period yielded poor results: GW18: 26 pts, GW19: 39, GW20: 57, GW21: 52. In GW18/19/20 his captain failed. He sold TAA for GW18 and missed all Liverpool clean sheet points. Looking at his team, I would expect him to recover over the next several game weeks.

  2. palace ash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    GWs 23-25, West Ham have EVE, lei/LIV, BHA

    For a 5th mid (without taking hits), would you do:

    A) Noble
    B) Snodgrass
    C) Yarmolenko

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cheapest one.

    2. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think the first three fixtures are pretty tough and even after Brighton the next two are scary

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Noble

      nailed, on pens and gets the odd goal from open play as well

    4. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Traore to one of those will be my makeweight to do KdB to Salah.

    5. Captain Casual
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Wait and see how they do. Antonio is the only one I'd consider I'd he can maintain a staying spot. From your list, noble, if I had to. He won't play Bournemouth every week

    6. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Current team is -
      Hendo Button
      Taa lund soy rico kelly
      Salah Mane KDB Madds Graelish
      Vardy Maupay Greenwood

      Which option looks better, with 1ft 0.6 itb..

      A Maupay to Dcl this gw, Hendo to Flappy next gw with double in mind
      B Save ft, next gw Hendo + Maupay to Mcarthy + Ings with 2ft

    7. nozza
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Would you do Jiminez and Soy to Alexander Arnold and DCL?
      Already have Mane and Salah and don't want to get priced out with tonights expected increase

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If u can wait wait but if on exact value do it

    8. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Will get salah in gw24, downgrade aurier to 4.3 def. Making salah exactly on 0.0 or get a cheaper def. And leave some value itb incase of any price change for salah before gw24?
      Best 4.3 & Under 4.3 def. To get?

    9. eyezil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Crazy to go without Salah or Mane right now? Got Sterling to go alongside KDB as a bit of a differential. Plan is to switch Sterling to Salah before GW 24

      1. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes was going to do it but i went madds it was either stelring -4 or madds +4 i went madds

      2. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        It’s crazy not to have one of Salah/Mane... and KDB

      3. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sterling and KDB have perfectly trolled me this season picking up points when I’ve binned them and blanking when I’ve picked them.

    10. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thoughts on this move? :

      Pereira / Alli / Abraham
      to
      Soyuncu / Sterling / DCL

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Interesting, I’d keep pereria And change the other two

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Well I would if I could, but he costs a good million or more than Soyboy!

    11. Chrisscfc
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How many points can be caught up from now? Around 60 behind ML leader and wondered if it is possible

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You can catch that up in 2 weeks

      2. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Course it's possible. We're just over halfway through the season and the average score is in excess of 1000. It's not going to be easy but it's potentially possible in two gameweeks.

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Easy

      4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Are you serious?...To all intents and purposes you’re about level at this point in the season.

      5. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        60 points is nothing

      6. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Whilst on the topic, where could I realistically finish from a 2.4m OR?
        Please be gentle ha!

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I went 900k to 20k in about 8-10 GWs. I was utterly despairing about my season until the past few weeks. Still room for it to go wrong again but stick to your guns and keep the faith!

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Wow that's incredible! i am in a tad of despair at the moment, totally unknown territory for me, first time for everything i guess but still ;(
            I shall keep the faith though, and playing the rest of this season with a hell of a lot more patience, always learning 😉 Thanks for the kind encouraging words bud.

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I’m a relative latecomer, extremely casual until joining this site a couple of years ago. So plenty of room for me to improve too. Good to mix tips and stats on here with a bit of patience and going with your own gut feeling is what I’d say! All the best!

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          100k is possible

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Play it right and 10k is still achievable

        4. Drop the Dendoncker
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          400k-500k probably.

        5. Sensible Scouter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I was over 1m at gw18, and then 400k at gw 19, so you can jump fast. Am now around 250k, with just under 1200 points. You can jump pretty quickly from lower down. I think once you're in the top 100k or so climbing gets harder.

      7. Marmalade Forest
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If you have (near) identical teams it’d be hard

      8. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Easy, keep calm and play your own game.

      9. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'd feel like I could catch 150 at this stage. Anything more is a real struggle.

      10. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Seen a fifty point lead overturned on the last day. Nowhere near the point you need to sweat yet.

    12. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pick one...

      A) Dunk, Mane, DCL

      B) Dunk, Maddison, Richarlison

      Option A will give me Salah & Mane but will have to sacrifice VVD

      1. Mr_Barbs
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

    13. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think the question needs to be are you happy to have 25mil tied up in two players from GW24 - arguably GW35 with little ability to upgrade elsewhere as things evolve or is it better to opt for double defence which could offer far better value?

      1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Of course with 2 FT things can be altered with 25M tied up in 2 players. In fact it is a much more favourable position to be in than having to change 1 of 2 x 7M defensive players.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          You look at the fixtures and once you’ve got those two I don’t see either getting dropped. Will they score enough more to warrant the huge budget. Right now everyone has 1 + KDB throw in another and most have to limit 4 of their defence to cheap options and have two cheap attackers to boot. I’m not sure I want to be trapped like that.

          1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Nope . Many have 2 + KDB and 2 decent attackers.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              This would be my team

              Guita
              Taa soy Lunds Rico 4.6
              Mo mane Kdb MAdds greals
              Vardy ings mousset

              Ings & grealish are great at the mo but an injury or drop in form then options are limited

              Likewise all those cheap defenders - no room to move

              Can’t see past the value in the defensive double up

              1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I disagree. Plenty of room to move with 2 FT.

              2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Plus why do you have 5 mids who should be playing every week with a third striker who is neither one thing or the other ?

                1. Eat my goal!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  current structure 3 moves to bring salah in which ever way I look at

                  Alli is gone anyhow - Gomez would need switching. Maddison or Jimenez are the fall guys - would want an option for the bench

          2. FanDoc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            First time posting.
            I think there will be some with Salah, Mane & KDB but not as many as we may think. That said, it is possible to have a decent team without having to go with too many cheap players in your starting XI if they have the team value.

            Have seen a few teams that have all 3 plus TAA or Robertson as well as teams with both Liverpool defenders with one of Mane or Salah. We all will have a better idea of which way the majority of teams go after GW22. My guess is more teams will go with double Liverpool defense given their current form with Salah & KDB or Mane & KDB.

            Here is my team for GW22 with a squad value of 104.9 & 1.5 itb

            GKP: Henderson
            DEF: Lundstram, Söyüncü, Alexander-Arnold
            MID: De Bruyne, Maddison, Salah, Mané, Traoré
            FWD: Vardy, Ings

            BN: (McGovern), (Greenwood), (Kelly), (Rico)

            Thoughts?

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              It’s good, the bench sucks but plays - itb is pretty awesome

              1. FanDoc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Thanks, agree my bench needs work but have 1.5 itb to make improvements. Just have not decided who I want to get in yet. Will decide by GW24 who to get in but not sure which way I'll go yet. Likely will save FT in GW23 giving me 2 FT for GW24.

                Not ready to WC atm so have to see who looks to be the best options to get in next. Plan to start the same starting XI for the next two GWs while I decide who to get in.

      2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Nah. Depends how much money you have as to how that question is answered.

        108.6 Tv and 105.1 Sv here....happy days...

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah well that’s a different proposition

        2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          That's pretty exceptional Wakey.

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I do the same every year. Build up a giant pot with loads of hits and win the ML in last few weeks...hopefully.

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’ve opted for Salah and Mane, happy to have them on board. Trents been here since GW1 too. They will stay as long as I do please 🙂 Do as you wish it’s a free country

    14. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kane to DCL tonight?

      This would only be one of my 2FTs but mindful of DCL rise tonight...

      I’d then do Martial to Salah before GW24.

      Thanks

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Im really not keen on dcl

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Fair enough!

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Oh but the stats! Gotta love the stats!

      2. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I've done it. Make of that as you will..

    15. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I've had enough now of making terrible captain choices. Aside from dgws, who would you most comfortably just stick the armband on and leave for rest of season?

      1. Make Arrows Green Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Salah

        1. Bobby
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Aah I find him stressful to captain! I find him a little like hazard, never know what it's going to be

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Forget that idea... Early in the season people were permacaptaining Sterling 😉

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Get your candidates and throw dice!

        2. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah, but if you had to choose

      3. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Salah

      4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You do know you can make a perfectly good capt choice that just doesn’t deliver. Don’t be hard on yourself.

        1. Bobby
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I've done it five weeks in a row now with no more than 3 points...its annoying as hell when others are getting out of jail with their choices!

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Jo did you pick?

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              *Who

              1. Bobby
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Son, Kdb, Salah, then the vardy no show brought in Kdb vc. Good times.

                1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  None of those are bad choices. You could just as easily have raked in 100+ points.

                  Nothing to see here apart from bad luck.

      5. Bobby
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What about vardy?

        1. beric
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hes so 2019

          1. Bobby
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Ha ha ha right.

      6. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I wouldn't - city and pool will rotate once pool's lead becomes insurmountable

    16. Raf
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What are everyone’s plan for using remaining chips?

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        All chips are to be used in blank and double gameweeks, its in the rules

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        TC dgw24, rest depends on blanks and doubles.

    17. AubameBLOODCLAATyang
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Forward planning... opinion on gomez as the 3rd spot in my team for the DGW 24

      I already have Mane & TAA

      My thoughts are...
      there could be a potential rotation risk with Klopp deciding to rest one of the front 3 during the DGW

      With injuries at the back and gomez & vvd being there only available CB’s they both seem nailed to start

      Gomez affordable and wont make my team unbalanced with a price of £5.2m

      Give me your thoughts??

      1. Kaiser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        My ML rival put in Gomez with already TAA. He also put in Pickford.

        1. Kaiser123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Canny move I think

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have been ser on getting Robbo in but it means Alli to a 6.2 mid (Grealish?). But with Gomez I can go Alli to Richarlison or Martial.

        Things to ponder.

    18. Kaiser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who scores the most out of these in the next 5GW.

      Tammy/Jimi/DCL/Rashford. Im thinking Tammy.

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Jim

      2. Vasqujg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        DCL does not belong in this company

        Tammy and Chelsea are struggling, look terrible

        Rash & Jimi for me

    19. Better Call Raul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Best 2 week punt for 11.3m and under?

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son

        1. Better Call Raul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          You expecting him to get a return against Pool? Would be replacing Alli in my team

      2. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Jiménez

        1. Better Call Raul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Sorry should have clarified that I'm after a midfielder

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            KdB

      3. Five Season Wonder
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        KDB

    20. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For the upcoming DGW, crazy idea, how about, Terrence Trent Darby for the captain’s armband?

      No Matip or Lovren means he plays both with Gomez at CB.

      With the TC on him, he might score the best part of 100 points on his own with [daydreaming] 2 clean sheets, 2 goals and 2 assists.

      No one could be overly surprised if Robbo, Mane and/or Salah got rested for one of the games.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The worry is that they are away matches. Yet I believe that both Salah and Mane will start both. Klopp won't be risking PL yet imo. When Pool has decent lead he can manage minutes of some players. But that has also been other players than Mane and Salah.

        Yet, since I plan to go with TAA, Mane and Salah, C TAA would "cover" Robbo cs points. Yet, my plan is to TC and Salah has high roof.

    21. abaalan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pope -> Ryan or Mccarthy or other?

      Aurier or Moura first to get rid of?

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Can you afford Schmeichel or Guaita?

        Who are your defenders and mids?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No save points in Schmeichel

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Who needs save points when you can get clean points?

    22. Mr_Barbs
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2FT and got exact funds before price rises

      Either or both moves worth it?

      A) Ramsdale > Fabs or Ryan
      B) Maupay > DCL
      C) Both

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        C - Ryan.

      2. Better Call Raul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I would keep Ramsdale then switch to Henderson for GW25 onwards

    23. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Grav check. Changed from a Skeksis from the Dark Crystal to Ritchie from Bottom.

      A. Stick. Everybody loves Bottom.
      B. Change back you filthy gelfling!
      C. Buzz off and let me ask whether I should get calvert lewin before price rises.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        C.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Skeksis is a better grav for anyone who hasnt seen either show.

    24. Captain Casual
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Any one else gonna TC a pool player gw 24?

        Salah for me, but I'd choose mane for some reason is I had him

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Not a fan. Check Salah's track record this season for home vs away.

          1. Captain Casual
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Good point, and I'll see how he gets on this week at spurs. As a west ham fan, I annually dread the Liverpool fixture, home or away, as they usually score 3 or 4 and I don't think the new manager bounce of Moyes will stop that, especially the form that Liverpool are in. Wolves away might be a completely different picture. But Liverpool's form is prolific at the moment and they won't be taking their foot of the accelerator any time soon

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Looks like a plan. But would prefer TC Salah at Anfield.

            1. Captain Casual
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Aye, can't have it all I guess. But who else, if not Salah? Only taa as I don't have mane

          3. Baravan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            How close is this to the new template?
            ______________________________
            Fabianski, Button
            TAA, Saiss, Holgate, Webster, Hanley
            Salah, Mane, KDB, Martial, Sarr
            Wilson, Maupay, DCL

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 19 days ago

              FAB is flagged.

              Too many players on a "new manager bounce" for my liking but certainly close to the current thinking!

            2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Why are you bothered about template ? Template just moves you with most but gains no advantage.

              1. Baravan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                That was my wildcard before GW22.

              2. Captain Casual
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I don't need trying to make a new template, just asking if looks like it might be. ? But whadoiknow?

                  1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    If you don't want to follow the template what's the point of knowing what it is ?

                    1. Captain Casual
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Dunno

                • Warby84
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Start again, no Vardy

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Wilson 🙂

                  1. Baravan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Hope he will find his 'the start of season' form soon

              3. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Pope is playing Chelsea at the Bridge. Surely that's not a "bad fixture"?

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Better fixture for Chelsea than Burnley

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    When was the last time Chelsea scored at home?

                    That's right..... Months ago.

                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Less than a month ago

                    2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Wrong.

                      1. Cruyff's Eleven
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 19 days ago

                        Ok, granted - it was exactly 30 days ago, my bad.

                        But you get my point - in and of itself shifting Pope this week is not that critical, based on the results at Stamford Bridge.

                        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 19 days ago

                          Would agree with that - I am always loathed to make a keeper transfer unless absolutely necessary. Always a bigger fish to fry.

                2. Baravan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  A classic 0-1 for Burnley

              4. Mr_Barbs
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Would you rather have Maupay or DCL for the foreseeable future?

                1. Five Season Wonder
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  DCL

                  1. Baravan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    For next GW: DCL
                    For the next 6 GWs: Maupay

                    1. Mr_Barbs
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Thanks. I think I'm tempted to hold Maupay for his fixtures!

                2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Hold

              5. Five Season Wonder
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Thoughts on shifting Tammy tonight for DCL? Or should I sick up the price rise?

                1. Five Season Wonder
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  *suck up

                2. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Sick it up.

                  1. Five Season Wonder
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Doesn’t help

                    1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      Yep it does in the literal answer to your question.

                3. Baravan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Stick to Abraham, soon he will be a good differential

                4. AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I like DCL for his fixtures and stats. He looks prime to go on a great run. Abraham still has pretty good stats, but his fixtures turn for the worse. I say do it if you have no other fires to put out.

              6. Pointless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Alli + Grealish to Son + Traore (2FTs)?

                1. Five Season Wonder
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  If I owned Grealish then I wouldn’t be selling him!

                  1. JammySprat
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Why? I'm also looking to sell

              7. Nuno
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Gazzaniga
                TAA Lundstram Rico (Kelly Taylor)
                Salah Mane KDB Traore (Dendoncker)
                Vardy Rashford Maupay

                A. Kelly, Mane > Son, Robertson
                B. Kelly, Gazzaniga > Holgate, Fabianski

                1. Baravan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Mane is a season keeper for me, so B for sure

              8. Five Season Wonder
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                If I owned Grealish then I wouldn’t be selling him

                1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  I would.

              9. Better Call Raul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Mahrez has started the last 4 in a row. Reckon he's a viable option for a 2 week punt?

                1. JammySprat
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Nope, more likely benched because of this

                2. Tinkermania
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    You mean he is due a rest. Unusual for him to start this many.

                    1. Better Call Raul
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 19 days ago

                      With FA cup and League cup fixtures between now and their next Prem game he could easily be rested by then.

                      Too hard to predict I suppose

                  • Baravan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 19 days ago

                    Rather have a 0.4 cheaper and 100% starter player with Form and fixtures, his name is Richaaaaaaa

                3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Pope to Fab tonight?