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. noahzark22
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Kelly, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Lundstram, Sidibé
    Zaha, Maddison, De Bruyne, Cantwell, Traoré
    Aubameyang, Vardy, Ings

    Heaton, Button

    unfortunately i have to transfer Heaton out. I'm thinking of taking a flyer on Leno. I've got 1.6 ITB but only one FT. Possible resurgence of Arsenal, nice fixtures, need a differential.

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not a fan of Leno to be honest. Fabianski probably better use of finds, especially as he has a DGW coming up

      1. noahzark22
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        His DGW is LEI and POOL, that's not a good pair. Then City and pool again after that. and he's 0.1 cheaper. That's not worth the savings.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      As an Arsenal supporter I don't think I'd ever advise anyone to invest in that defence! 😀

      You're right, I do think (and hope) there's a resurgence around the corner, but Arteta still has to work with the same personnel (unless you think the defensive issues are/were more mental than practical). I think my top choice would be Fabianski - I'm aware of the bad upcoming fixtures but he's got a DGW coming up and my gut feeling is there are lots of save points in the near future.

      1. noahzark22
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        again, he's only .1 cheaper and a way worse schedule for the next 10-12 games

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fair enough, you seem pretty convinced. My gut feeling is Fabianski, but to each their own.

    3. S3
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No Mane or Salah.....interesting

    4. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Leno is 2 pts per week. For that you might as well get the cheapest keeper you can.

        1. Bushwhacker
            1 month, 25 days ago

            And yes they didn’t concede against an utterly one dimensional United team. Neither did Watford.

      • Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I asked something similar during the day but looking for some dead zone opinions. What are your views on Lucas Moura? Is he a don't buy/don't sell kind of thing, or would you sell regardless after his disappointing last few weeks?

        Part of me wants to see how he'll do without Kane (he was great last season when Kane was out in the Champions League latter stages after all), but then again another part of me realises I don't have Ings in my team!

        1. noahzark22
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Moura prospects increase without Kane. Ings has been solid. Kane doesn't seem to worth the money though, so I think Ings is the first person to add.

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thanks. I guess I was a bit unclear - I have Lucas Moura, and don't have Ings. (before the holidays I was debating between the two and of course I made the wrong choice) An obvious use of my 2 FTs would be Moura and Greenwood to Ings and Dendoncker, but wondering if it's worth keeping Moura a bit longer now that Kane is out.

            1. noahzark22
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I'd go with Ings personally. Moura didn't do well for me the few weeks I had, so bad taste.

              1. Bushwhacker
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Moura without Kane around is a different prospect, as are Spurs.

        2. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would you do Tammy out for one of these this week?
          A) Jimenez
          B) DCL
          C) Delofeu

          1. noahzark22
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            DCL has best schedule and best players around him

            Deu probably next.

            1. Kay317
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Would you do it now? Chelsea have a decent fixture next but Im thinking I should have offloaded Tammy a while ago.

              1. noahzark22
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                If it's not pressing, I'd keep. I'm sure there's a DLC and Deu bandwagon forming, especially with Everton fixtures

        3. davies
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Which option from next week onwards?

          A) Jimenez Rico
          B) Ings Holgate

          Fabianski Martin
          TAA Soyuncu Lundstram ***** Kelly
          Salah Mané KDB Martial Grealish
          Vardy ***** Greenwood

          Cheers.

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B

          2. noahzark22
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B

        4. The Red Devil
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Kane Alli grealish
          To
          DCL Salah Martial?

          Or just the first 2?

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I'm still a DCL doubter, but if you're convinced by him, go for it. I don't think I'd lose Grealish though, he's been extremely consistent over the past few GWs.

          2. Mo Salah No Mane
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            1st 2 depending on whether or not you own Rash

        5. Death Star
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Which combo is best for the January game weeks:

          A) Son, Robertson & Rashford

          B) VVD, Maddison & Aguero

          To replace Kelly, Martial & Kane

          1. noahzark22
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A

          2. Mo Salah No Mane
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A

          3. KDB4PREZ
              1 month, 25 days ago

              A

          4. Mo Salah No Mane
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Is it madness for me to go for Haller as my Kane replacement?
            Which will end up in me getting Mane for Martial as well using my 2 FTs with exact money and 0 itb this gw.
            Gives me Salah Mane TAA and Haller for now.
            I'd have 2 FTs again before gw 24.
            Anyone else thinking of 6 dgw players. I'm super desperate to climb ito my OR.
            I'd keep the west ham players for gw 25 v Brighton then use 2 FTs to get rid of 2 in gw 26.
            How many west ham players are enough?
            West Hams next 2 against Sheffield and Everton are not the worst fixtures.

            1. noahzark22
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Likely new manager bounce, so not a bad punt. Wouldn't do any WHU defense though

              1. Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thanks
                Not even Fabianski for saves and a possible penalty save?

                1. noahzark22
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Very unlikely.

                  1. Mo Salah No Mane
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Ok will just go for their striker and figure out which midfielder will be best prior to gw 24 if anyone stands out.
                    Wish I could have 4 Liverpool players

                    1. noahzark22
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Pool defense is great, so do that. Anderson, Haller, and Nobel would be at the top of my list of WHU assets.

                      1. Mo Salah No Mane
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Uhm
                        Noble has had his haul for the season so going to avoid him
                        Can't decide between Robbo and Mane for the final spot

                        1. Zico Senna
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Robbo

                2. Greek Freak
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Personally I would get Fabianski but avoid any West Ham attack.

                  1. noahzark22
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I just don't understand, 5 of the next 9 games are very poor for defensive assets.

                    1. Greek Freak
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I wouldn't touch any of the defenders but I think Fabianski is worth it. Maybe it's rose-tinted glasses because he's done very well for me in the past (multiple penalty saves for my team in his Swansea days especially) but I'd be willing to take the punt. I would be very surprised if there aren't a bunch of save points at least.

                      1. Mo Salah No Mane
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Agreed
                        Fabianski is one of the safest picks from West Ham

                  2. Mo Salah No Mane
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Might still go Fabianski as I have Ryan as well so I'd be safe.

                  3. Mo Salah No Mane
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Want at least 1 attacking player as a differential

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        wait dont get them now, you're literally playing pin the tail on the donkey. Sheff and Eve will be difficult fixtures even if Ham has found some form

                        1. Mo Salah No Mane
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Problem is I have exact money for Kane Martial to Haller and Mane. Mane will rise soon so need to make that move.
                          Otherwise I might have to go the Aurier to Robbo route. Kane then to a 9.5 forward?

            2. Nas
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              This is the third straight season where I’ve bought kiko femenia as a cheap nailed option to liberate funds for attack only for him to get injured in the first game. Only difference is last time he lasted till 60” and gave me a cleanie with baps

              1. noahzark22
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I've yet to buy Walcott this season. He's a staple of my team for a few poor weeks every year.

                1. Nas
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  The inevitable Walcott bandwagon. You know it’s coming, someway and somehow.

              2. Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                It was him or hold Rico on my wildcard. For some strange reason I wanted kiko but forgot to change kiko for ricol before the deadline.

            3. john25
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Hey guys, is Nyland now first choice with Heaton out for the season? Would he be a good pick at only 4.3?

              Cheers

              1. Metropolis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Nyland will be first choice unless Villa go in the market for a keeper...Hart and Butland rumours are floating around although I think they will put faith in Nyland.

            4. davies
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Fabianski owners...

              What’s your plans for him after the DGW when he faces mcl/liv?

              1. Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                First Brighton in 25

                1. davies
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yeah after that

              2. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Definite sell

                1. davies
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  For who?

                  1. Hot Toddy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Honestly, I don't know yet. It's weeks away. I bought him in as a punt on my wc and planned to sell after the dgw but I don't know who for. Depends who looks good.

              3. Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Depends if you have another playing keeper you can hold till you have a transfer to burn

            5. Somar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I know this is an FPL site but to the guy who's suggested Season 2 of You was awful, you have an awful taste in films/serious. Just finished it and it's absolutely bonkers

              1. Mo Salah No Mane
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Haven't watched but only heard good things about it from my mates

            6. Eriksen Maestro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              For next stretch:

              A) TAA, Mane, Firmino

              B) TAA, Mane, Robertson

              1. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I'd pick Robertson ahead of Firmino any day of the week. Firmino is a poor fantasy pick.

              2. Zico Senna
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                B

              3. KDB4PREZ
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  B

                • Mo Salah No Mane
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  B

                • Eriksen Maestro
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Cheers all

              4. KDB4PREZ
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Any word how long Kane will be out for? Tia

                  1. Mo Salah No Mane
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Was watching Leroy and Don on pl live today.
                    They reckon it's most likely a grade 2 tear based on how he was walking afterwards. That's atleast 5 to 6 weeks.
                    Which is why I'm going to hold Moura for now.

                    1. KDB4PREZ
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Cheers mate my plan was Ali>Son but unsure how this changes there system

                        1. Mo Salah No Mane
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Wait and see after the next pl game.

                  2. doyeon
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Burnley must be the only team that doesn't field a black player! Been noticing that for a while now.

                    1. Greek Freak
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Does Aaron Lennon still play there?

                      1. doyeon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        He does, but peripheral at best though

                    2. Bouncebackability
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      McNeil is their best player

                      1. doyeon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Is he mixed?

                    3. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      And?

                      1. doyeon
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Just an observation, that's all.

                  3. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    How come more aren't considering FH for DGW24? When will there be a better time? A BGW?

                    There's only likely to be 2 x other DGWs, correct, which takes up TC & BB?

                    Or are folk using TC on a Liverpool player in DGW24.

                    If I remember correctly, I didn't use my FH until GW38 last year, just ran our of GW's.

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I'll use TC in 24 most likely

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        On who?

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Salah

                        2. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          During the last IB I did quite a bit of thinking about these chips. Still think BB has the most potential out of all of them but it's do hard to get right and to do that needs to be paired with a WC. Actually high risk using it that way I feel. TC does exactly what it says on the tin so once there's a standout pick that always plays and scores a bunch of points each season it's best used there (we have that in Salah in 24). FH clearly most powerful as we can plan as normal but attack a DGW hard when we deem fit. So basically BB dropped to the bottom of the pile for me so I opened myself to the possibility of using the 2nd WC early. Which I did. Needed a few tweaks and all season been brutalised by KDB so went for it. Throwing it out there as an option, to WC in Salah now and attack this DGW hard. Liverpool should coast these games. I think it's worth it.

                      2. Baganuva Hatty
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Agree. According to Ben C. Best option. One of Salah or mane

                    2. Mo Salah No Mane
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Might be liverpools only dgw so must be Salah for me.
                      Also the dgw is spread out so nicely and there is no champions league yet.
                      Best bet for triple captain.
                      Free hit would be a waste as you want to keep your 3 liverpool players as well going forward. Only problem is once champions league starts the rotation and reduced minutes might be a deal breaker.

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Yeah, Liverpool fixtures are awesome after the DGW.

                        Thinking Robertson is least likely to be rotated? Who's his competition?

                        1. Mo Salah No Mane
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          That's what I was thinking as well. Only competition is Milner for his rotation. Depends maybe they buy a cheap left back.
                          Robbo is least likely to get rotated out of all their big players.

                  4. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Would you do:

                    Aurier, Grealish & Jiminez > Robertson, Noble & Haller over next three GWs to get:

                    Mane, TAA, Robertson, Noble & Haller for DGW24?

                    Can't get Salah or Firmino without trashing my team big time.

                    1. Mo Salah No Mane
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Not Noble
                      Surely there must be someone who is more attacking and plays more advanced.
                      Noble has scored his 2 goals for the season.

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        PeNoS 😛

                        1. Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          And can't afford anyone else.

                        2. Mo Salah No Mane
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Chances of a peno in those 2 fixtures?

                    2. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Very unsure if WHU are strong enough to get two outfield players with those dgw fixtures. I'd hold off on that and buy those the week of the dgw should WHU improve significantly. Fabianksi worth a punt for saves after thsy still very sceptical.

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        New manager Moyes bounce is on, just needs to continue to DGW24 😉

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          You never know I suppose 😉

                  5. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    whats that no timeframe thing?

                    How long is he out for with a hamstring tear?

                    1. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      He's bolloxed

                    2. BrooklynGooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      "no timeframe thing" => "sell sooner, rather than later"

                    3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Expect him back in March.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Could be back to lose them another Champions League final.

                    4. fcsaltyballs
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 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. Save FT [so I have 2FT to make changes the following gameweek]
                      2. Upgrade Greenwood (-4) [would need to change Rico / Kelly to free up funds to do Greenwood >> DCL
                      3. 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]

                      Thanks all!

                      1. Bream Reaper
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          2 then 3

                          1. fcsaltyballs
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Do you reckon 2 is worth the hit... would mean DCL would have to score and Greenwood (or first sub) blank to make it worth it

                            1. Bream Reaper
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Yep. Greenwood doesn't start. Would only take a week or 2 to recoup points, then better off going forward

                          2. Klein
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            2

                            1. Klein
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Rico/kelly to who for funds?

                              1. fcsaltyballs
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                There’s not a lot of choice, if Rico it needs to be 3.9 fodder and Kelly 4.1

                                Thoughts?

                        • fplfansss
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Which player to transfer out this week?
                          A. Pope
                          B. Grealish
                          C. Alli

                          Have 2 FT and 1.4 ITB

                          1. Hot Toddy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            A and C

                          2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            I have a similar situation, and I am going to do A, and A only.

                          3. Bream Reaper
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              A

                            • Klein
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Why b? I am gonna bring him next week?

                          4. Nightf0x
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 25 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?

                            1. Hot Toddy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Have you figured out exact price changes between now and then?

                              1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Ya, I think Aurier my drop at least once by then. He is awful (unfortunately, I own him) and Spurs are a mess.

                          5. Zico Senna
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Every TC’er, should they play it, is always connected with Salah for DGW.
                            How about Mane? Especially if he us going to be your only pool mid like me. Surely he’s worth just as good a shout?

                            1. Hot Toddy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              If Mane was my only Liverpool attacker that week then yeah I'd TC him. Not just as good as Salah in my opinion but the next best for sure. Mind you, if Jimenez were to pick up an injury or suspension and miss that game... TAA would become real consideration. Would likely still go Mane but toothless Wolves and WHU.. TAA gold.

                              1. Zico Senna
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Cool, just considering it that’s all, however i have already had to use the second WC, so unsure whether to do it closer to another DGW, but also, this is a DGW for pool with less interference from champs league/rotation i guess, so more reliable they’ll play both?
                                I’d actually be more confident TC’ing Mane, after 15GW’s of having both, Mane mostly came out on top for me. Firmly on the double defence + 1 mid now. TAA a great shout should anything happen to Jimmy 😉

                                1. Hot Toddy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  I'd be so surprised if Liverpool left either of them out for one of the DGW fixtures. You never know which one will haul, I agree, but I don't see that as a problem myself. I've had Salah since gw1 and Mane since gw12 and I'm happy to keep both to the double and beyond. Salah is all around more involved most of the time so when it comes to Liverpool captaincy I just go for him and come what may.

                                  1. Zico Senna
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Me too, can’t see any major reason as to why he’d rest both.
                                    Yep that’s cool then. I somewhat feel a tad silly having both for a long time now everyone has both and i switch haha! But i’m sticking with it, i like the new strength and structure too much to dismantle it now.

                                    1. Hot Toddy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Double defence + Mane is more than fine. Nothing to worry about in the slightest 🙂

                                      1. Zico Senna
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Cheers bud

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

                              Better pick than Salah I guess, not an issue. Even as a Salah-Mane owner, Mane is going to be my captain (barring any drastic change in form in next 2 games)

                              1. Zico Senna
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Yo Holmes! Interesting. If i had both i myself would feel a bit more comfortable capping Mane, but yes, just observe any change in form.
                                Even though i’ve already used 2nd WC, is that any reason not to use TC for the double?
                                Suppose it doesn’t matter either way, it’s an opportunity:)

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

                                  I think they are good choice for TC, its probably the first time LIV are playing in a DGW, right? TC on them can do wonders.

                                  Personally I'm more interested in Vardy or Kevin (TC), just a personal preference though. One last push towards a better rank 😀

                                  I'm looking at BB in this DGW though.

                                  1. Zico Senna
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Yeah true, there is that small something that bothers me a tad though about TC’ing them for these games, something doesn’t sit completely right, suppose it’s because they’re away games, BB is actually a decent idea, i could very well do the same if i plan for it from next GW 😉

                            3. Bushwhacker
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Don’t like Wolves and West Ham both away tbh

                                1. Zico Senna
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Hehe just thought this above 🙂

                            4. Bream Reaper
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                2 FT 1.2 ITB

                                Schmikes
                                Soy/Lund/Baldock
                                Salah/Traore/Ali/Martial
                                Vardy/Tammy/Kane

                                Ryan/Rico/Kelly/Hayden

                                A Kane + Baldock > Rashford + TAA
                                B Kane + Rico > Firmino/Rashford + Robbo & save 0.8 to use in GW24 & downgrade a keeper to get 1.4 to use then
                                C Other suggestions?

                                All responses appreciated

                                Thanks

                                1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  I’d do A

                                  1. Bream Reaper
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      yeah, that was what I was leaning towards. Could have done A with Rico instead of Baldock but TAA went up today..grrr

                                2. BrooklynGooner
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Have Salah and Mane. Who is more likely to get rested for one of the gw24 fixtures?

                                  1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Flip a coin. Basically, I suggest watching to see if either of them get a rest between now and then. If one does, go for that guy.

                                    1. BrooklynGooner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Yeah, well, they keep giving me a two-headed coin on these captaincy flips and I've been picking "tails" every time. Need something more.

                                  2. Hot Toddy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    I am very confident they'll start both games. Why wouldn't they.

                                    1. BrooklynGooner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Because they'll come after Spurs and Utd--lesser than in previous times, but Klopp might still want them to have some rest.

                                      1. Baines on Toast...
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        They can rest for the last five games when the league is won

                                        1. Hot Toddy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Exactly.

                                      2. Hot Toddy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        18 days between the first and last of those games.

                                        1. Hot Toddy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          One of them might miss the Southampton game after the double. Maybe take one off early vs WHU and start that one vs Southampton. That's a possibility. Can't leave out both, ever, as they'd have no goalscorer in the team. Firmino couldn't finish his dinner these days.

                                  3. Zico Senna
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Actually less chance of either getting rested i’d if thought as it’s not in the midst of Champs League? Maybe i dunno

                                  4. Bushwhacker
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Neither

                                  5. lilmessipran
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    I am still not convinced if Maupay to Dcl is worth it..Maupay better stats on pens albeit in a "lesser" team..need to see more from DCL really..besides I might just Go with Ings instead

                                    1. Yankee Toffee
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Ings

                                  6. Gabriel Agbonlahor
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    2 FT to burn..which on is better and have exact money to do it

                                    A) Rico/Kelly Alli Maupay ➡ VVD Cantwell Jimenez (-4)
                                    B) Alli Maupay ➡ Son Mousset

                                    TAA Chilwell Lundstram Kelly Rico
                                    Salah KDB Maddison Martial Alli
                                    Vardy Ings Maupay

                                  7. machickenz
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Whos your picks guys? Need help

                                    A) Ryan
                                    B) Leno
                                    C) Foster
                                    D) Ramsdale

                                    1) Dunk
                                    2) Fredericks
                                    3) Holgate
                                    4) Stephens

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

                                      Fabianski?

                                      C3

                                      1. machickenz
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Oh yeah I forgot about fabianski, he would actually be good

                                    2. SuperDan
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      A 3

                                      1. Bream Reaper
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          A4

                                      2. sunzip14
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        A3

                                      3. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Fabianski
                                        Dunk

                                    3. Nightf0x
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 25 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?

                                    4. Jeanz
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      2FT 0.1itb. No idea what I’ll do ahead of next game week... Balbuena or Holgate in for Kelly?

                                      What would you consider doing ahead of deadline?

                                      Henderson
                                      TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
                                      Mane Salah KDB Grealish
                                      Rashford Vardy Maupay

                                      Ramsdale Rico Kelly Elneny

                                      1. sunzip14
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Holgate

                                      2. Sailboats
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Maupay to DCL?

                                        1. Jeanz
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          I see them being about equal with similar fixtures. Feels a bit sideways.

                                    5. Moose™
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      For DGW:

                                      1. Salah Mane TAA

                                      2. Mane TAA Robbo

                                      Which one is better?

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

                                        2

                                        1. Moose™
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Cheers Holmes.

                                      2. Sailboats
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        1

                                      3. Zico Senna
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        I like 2

                                      4. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        I have 2
                                        Pretty happy with it atm

                                    6. sunzip14
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Better Combo? TIA

                                      A) VVD+DCL
                                      B) Gomez+Ings

                                      1. SuperDan
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        A

                                      2. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        B
                                        Lots of options below Gomez price point if he is to lose his starting berth.

                                      3. fgdu
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        B.