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Who are the best Watford players to consider under Pearson?

Nigel Pearson’s arrival at Watford has triggered a much-needed resurgence at Vicarage Road – but can Fantasy Premier League managers trust their assets just yet?

The former Leicester City manager has been in charge of the Hornets for a month now, which is more than enough time for us to assess the impact he has had.

We will go over recent matches to find out, as a result, whether or not there are any viable options to invest in for Fantasy managers.

As this article uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those who are signed up either on a season-long or monthly Membership can access it in full.

What has Pearson changed?

After experiments with a three-man back-line under Quique Sanchez Flores, Pearson has lined up Watford in a 4-2-3-1 formation in every match so far.

Following his return from injury, Troy Deeney (£6.2m) is leading the line again while Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) and Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) have most often chosen to flank the attacking midfield either side of Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.6m).

At the back, Kiko Femenía (£4.2m) has started every match at left-back with Craig Cathcart (£4.3m) and Christian Kabasele (£4.3m) the preferred options in central defence, although the latter is now suspended for Gameweek 22 following a Gameweek 21 sending off, his second of the season.

The right-back spot has been less settled, especially with Daryl Janmaat (£4.1m) out injured. In his absence, Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) has largely deputised although his Gameweek 20 sending off saw Craig Dawson (£4.8m) feature there last time.

Crucially, these team selection decisions have helped Watford drastically improve their fortunes from Gameweek 17 onwards, when Pearson took charge of his first game.

During the last five Gameweeks, they have won all three home games, against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Wolves, proving that they can arguably record a positive result against a range of different teams.

Gameweeks 1 to 16 (left) compared with Gameweeks 17 to 21 (right)

The Hornets only scored nine goals in the first 16 matches of the 2019/20 campaign, a period which saw them managed by three different men, Javi Gracia, Flores and Hayden Mullins.

By contrast, in the last five matches, Pearson’s men have found the net eight times, a drastic improvement.

Assists between the two periods have also risen, from four to five – and from 0.2 per game to 1.0.

The defence has improved too. Goals conceded per game has halved from 1.9 to 0.8 while clean sheets per game have doubled from 0.2 to 0.4.

While the results have been impressive, the question is whether or not they are sustainable – which is where the underlying statistics come in.

In order to do this, we have run comparisons between the first 16 Gameweeks of the season against Gameweeks 17 to 21.

What has happened to Watford’s Goal Threat data?

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  1. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi lads,

    Thought on this below:

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA Soy Rico Kelly Lund
    Salah KDB Martial Grealish Maddy
    Rashford Vardy Ings

    2FT , 0.3m itb

    Hope that the only option is not to burn a transfer.

    Thanks,

    1. Lav
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Honestly your team is fine. Now unless you want another Pool player then you can shift around. Drop Rash to fund a mid to Mane or a def to Robbo/VVD (can maybe even drop Martial instead for this). Thats what I think.

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

      Based on this article I think you can afford to have fun with a Sarr punt.

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Thanks guys

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

    I think I am content with Alli + Rash this week to Salah + Ings. Gives me...

    Guaita
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane Salah KDB Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    4.0 Cantwell Rico 4.0 + 0.3m ITB

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

      Looks good but prefer Maddison

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

        Instead of who? Salah? Or just in general?

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

          Grealish

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

      Why are you selling Rash mate ?

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

        Seems a bit Rash

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

    Would front 3 of Ings DCL alongside Vardy be OK to go with if allows midfield including Salah Mané KDB. ( Grealish Cantwell other 2) and defence with TAA?

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

      Good way forward if you don't have the budget to upgrade DCL

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

        Thanks- could stretch to Deeney over DCL but would take extra move for -4

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes, good front 3

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

        Thanks

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

      Yep, think that’s a good optimal front three even regardless of price, and something i’ll end up with if Rashford doesn’t perform soon. Already have Vardy and DCL so Ings would be nice to join them.

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

      sounds good

      TAA Salah Mane KDB Vardy are a great core

  4. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi guys, looking for more opinions on this:

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Chilwell - Lundstram - Kelly - Rico
    Sterling - KDB - Martial - Moura - Grealish
    Vardy - Jimenez - Greenwood

    2 FT, 1.3 ITB

    A) Moura to Hayden, Greenwood to Ings
    B) Pope to Fabianski
    C) Hold
    D) Other

    Despite the fact that I've got 2 transfers and no Liverpool attackers or Ings, I'm leaning more towards holding for this week. It's not like I have any rank of note to protect and I think I want to roll the dice on Lucas Moura a little bit more now that Kane is out. I'm happy to be convinced otherwise though.

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

      B next week

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks.

    2. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      With those 5 in midfield, you will have benching issues now that you bring in Ings up front, making it three playable strikers.

      1. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not with Moura changing to Hayden.

    3. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Oh, and Sterling to Mane/Salah.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Argh, sorry I didn't see the replies earlier - all much appreciated. I'll get a Liverpool attacker next week or the week after - for now Sterling stays, he's got Aston Villa next!

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

      Holding means losing 1 ft. It cannot be optimal. When are you planning to use Kelly? You could either downgrade him or upgrade for future purposes. B is also decent option for gw24 now imo. You need to get Liverpool players in also. Sterling to Mane?

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not averse to losing a transfer - the fewer transfers you make, the higher your OR is for tiebreak purposes. I think I got Kelly for 4.0 or 4.1 so it's not like I paid lots of money to get him. If I'm to have a 4.0 defender on the bench it might as well be someone who plays.

    5. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could just do Lucas to Hayden and bank the other FT. My guess is you aren’t planning to play either anyway.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Oh Lucas is definitely playing if I don't get Ings. No way would I play Kelly (because of defensive injuries) or Rico (because Bournemouth) over him.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hello folks, which combo do you prefer?
    A. Jimenez Maddison Traore Robertson
    B. DCL Mane Hayden Aurier (+0.2m)

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

      Definitely

    2. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

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

      A

    4. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

  6. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Alli > Sarr?

    Would then allow traore > Salah
    Rash > Ings

    GW24
    Fabs
    TAA / Soy / Aurier
    Mane / Salah / KDB / Mads / Sarr
    Ings / Vardy

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

      Why not, looks decent imo.

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

      hasnt passed the eye test for me, looked wasteful last game

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

    What to do this week? 1FT 0.0 ITB
    Thinking about selling Pope?

    Any Suggestions?

    Pope-McGovern
    TAA-Aurier-Tomori-Lundstram-Rico
    KDB-Mane-Martial-James-Cantwell
    Vardy-Jiminez-Rashford

    Thanks

    1. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Move Aurier and Tomori for Soy and a 4.2 def?

      Also looking to move Pope myself. Not sure who to go for. Henderson maybe.

  8. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Sarr? I’m quite convinced and I like the fixtures. Plus I’m desperate for Dele out and it would still allow a double up of Mane and Salah

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

      Looks good

    2. Soto Ayam
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He does look a great option who I may go for, I'd just like to see a bit more of him before making that move. But Bournemouth this weekend is hard to ignore.

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

      he's a good payer, but seems expensive for a Watford midfielder

  9. That Posh Bloke
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Probably been asked before, so apologies in advance, but does this second wildcard have to be played before the end of the month?

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No mate. Last one till end of season

      1. That Posh Bloke
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks, Pat

  10. Trophé Mourinho
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Considering there is 7 million fantasy teams why are the prizes so bad? Its like a blue peter goodie bag. The only decent thing is the TAG watch and its probably cheap and nasty compared to any other TAG.

    I know there isnt 7 million unique users but the prizes are lame. Surely first place should win 100k, its not llike they dont make money off fantasy.. you see that ad on your team page.

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

      Agreed, prizes have always been lame, but then again it is free, i think if there were a fee entry then the prizes would obviously be more substantial.

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

        The advertising revenue generated will already by substantial. Fee entry not even needed.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          1 month, 19 days ago

          exxactly this, they make well over 10mil a year from fantasy easy, probably more like 30mil

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

          Good point actually, they do need to raise their game where prizes are concerned

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you want to play for real money/prizes then play FanTeam. It’s pay to play but £250,000 in prizes.

      FPL is free to play.....

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

        is it the same format as FPL though

        1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Near on identical rules, apart from you don’t get TC, BB, FH.

          2 x wildcards
          1 x new transfer per week.
          -4 for additional transfers.
          All the usual stuff is still there.

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

      Coz it’s a free game, they don’t make enough to be giving out big prizes. I presume the majority of funds are used to keep the servers running, they struggle enough as it is.

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        1 month, 19 days ago

        lol? they make tens of millions of pounds a year from fantasy. Adverts on every page, ability to buy any players shirt from the game or visit team shops, every game has a sky or BT link on the page.

  11. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Alli > ????

    a. Richarlison
    b. Maddo. ( have Vardy and Soy)
    c. ????

    Only for a one week punt. Bringing mane back in for double.

    Cheers

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

      B

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

      A more fun imo

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

        A is a f word - frustration

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

      Why not Son?

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

    Best 4.4 or less Midfield Fodder?

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

      Hayden just dropped to 4.3 and he plays every match

    2. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Chalobah could be interesting if he gets some more game time?

      Interesting the way a lawn and garden magazine from 10 years ago at a doctors office waiting room is but he does have a goal and an assist in him potentially

  13. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Can Kolasinac be a bargain under Arteta?

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      For attacking returns, yes.

      But I don’t think Arteta will fix that defence, it’s shocking and needs revamping.

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

      possibly, but I would wait to see a bit more of how they play. I suspect Arsenal will still be conceding a lot of goals for a while

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

        This the problem. Unless they sign new VvD 😉

        1. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Saliba signed

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        its 3CS in the last 5games (since Arteta affect)
        first one was still Ljungberg but Arteta already signed, said he will be judging by performance and was sitting in the stands.

        Not saying that DEfense is fixed but as soon as they (we) play their (our) game, that defense will have less attacks rolling at them..

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Agree,less attacks allowed and defense looking better too.

  14. Dthinger
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Looks like Vardy might drop tonight. Is it crazy to do Vardy+Pulisic to Mane+Greenwood(or Martinelli)?

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes

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

      Keep Vardy

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

      Yes.

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

      Thanks. I'm desperate to get Mane in, but can't bring myself to sell either of the other players who would make it possible

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

        Your team?

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

          Leno
          TAA Lund Baldock
          Catwell KDB Salah Pulisic
          Vardy Jimenez Auba

          Button Rico Kelly Dendonker

    5. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It would be Auba I would drop personally. Vardy is a keeper especially with his fixtures and a little rest too. Arsenal will
      Improve but I don’t think Auba is better than Vardy and or Mane even though he is slight differential.

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

        Arsenal's fixtures are good too, though. What about Jimenez? I think it would take a third transfer to stretch to Mane's price, but potentially possible

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

          never mind. It would take at least four transfers

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yes but who would be the third? It gets to a point to a point you are ripping your whole squad apart. For me the less moves the better. Jimmy is consistent too.

          On a different take, I watched the Arsenal game against Utd. The fact Auba was way out of the left made me feel uncomfortable for him. He needs to be central for him to be the player I think he could be.

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

            Yeah, but he's still on Penalties and has managed to score some goals from out there already this season.

  15. That Posh Bloke
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I need 3 players to replace Jorginho, Mount & Abraham. 19 mill to spend.

    I’d prefer 3 players from the same team (cos I’m weird) but am happy to not do this (everyone will tell me not to)

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

      Do you have any Wolves players? You could easliy do Traore, Moutinho, Jimenez

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

        Snap and had not seen your post before responding!

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

      From same team tough- how about Traoré Moutinho Jiménez

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

        whoa! good idea! LOL

    3. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cheers

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Looks like Vardy falling in price tonight according to fpl stats. Presently at -100.2. Hard to understand but as per earlier posts should be good for owners as ownership falling ( provided gets through Villa Caribou tie unscathed!)

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He will be fine. Sellers will repent on Saturday evening.

    2. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah it’s nuts I don’t get it

  17. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Evening chaps. Anything pressing need changing with this lot? I feel like banking the ft this week.

    Foster Button
    TAA Soy Lundy Kelly Williams
    Salah Mane Maddy Grealish KDB
    Vardy Ings DCL

    1FT 0ITB.

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

      Easy save imo

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

      No all very good as it is

    3. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks well solid and balanced.

    4. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Awesome team. I’m getting worried at all the dual Salah and Mane owners who still have balanced teams.

  18. ChuckN
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best way to Mane? (not dropping Salah or kdb).

    1.7 ITB / 1 FT

    Pope
    TAA Soy Aurier
    Salah KDB Alli Martial Traore
    Vardy Rashford

    Mcgovern Lundstram Rico Connolly

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

      Rashford to DCL Martial to Salah- not done the maths but think affordable-

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

        * to Mané

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Rash to DCL. Alli to Mane. Done.

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

      Alli + Rash > Mane + Ings

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

        Ings over DCL imo, yes

      2. ChuckN
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks was leaning toward this. Think its worth a hit or hold Rash vs Norwich? Leaves me 0.3m if i do it now.

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

          same dilemma myself but not selling Rashford ahead of Norwich, will either wait a week or take the big gamble of selling Vardy!

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

    Captain this weekend - what are views between

    A Vardy
    B KDB

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

      C Vardy VC KdB is the most common opinion here imo

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

        As chasing just wondering if should captain KDB to try and make up ground

    2. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Im going with B so you should prob go for A

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    4. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

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

    Henderson/ 4.0
    TAA, Soy, Lund, Rico, Kelly
    Salah, Mane, Kdb, Martial, Dendonks
    Vardy, Ings, DCL

    0 ft, 0.5 itb. This should be g2g, but what if Martial is still ill? Play Rico? Ditch Martial? For whom? Something else, what?

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

      Just play- gtg. Chances are he will be ok ( at least get clue with Caribou cup semi tomorrow) and certainly not worth -4 to get rid

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I agree with this. If he plays or is on the bench then there is no issue. Wait until tomorrow at least.

  21. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Traore or a up to 5.2 defender?

    DCL or a up to 5.7 defender?

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

      Traore

    2. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Traore and 5.2 would be nice

  22. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Alli + Vardy to Mane + Deulofeu (-4)
    Bournemouth have been so bad that this move is tempting me plus I only have Trent from LIV atm.

    1. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If you get rid of Vardy, you will hate yourself more than Rebekah did post Colleen

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

        🙂

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I wouldn't ditch vardy personally

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

      Losing Vardy big call! Not something I would do - try and find another way to get more Liverpool

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

        Not much to lose as I'm 1m OR! But yeah could wait a week and sell Rashford instead.

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

          That’s what I am doing- Rashford to Ings and Richarlison to Mané

        2. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          this

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Find another way to get Mane in.

  23. Openboxman
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Triple captain Mane or Salah GW24?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      fixs arent good

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

      Mané been better away so leaning towards him -just

      1. Victor6359
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yip, mane out of those two for that reason.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No. Wait. I don’t see Liverpool smashing West Ham and Wolves.

    4. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m going TAA.

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

        I am seriously considering this also. Gomez has meant clean sheets and TAA can be also explosove. Many have TAA and Robbo + Mane/Salah so TC Trent + Salah + Mane shouldn't fail badly. But everything is naturally possible.

      2. Levy’s Wallet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I really want to do this too

  24. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Has anyone done an analysis on the double Liverpool mid vs defense?

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

      Probably everyone 😉 but it isn't easy. Salah has only one away goal. Firmino has been decent away. Liverpool has started to keep clean sheets with Gomez. Trent had his super haul not so long ago, yet it may make his life more difficult.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes. Double midfield is best for those who already have them or can get them easily. Double defence is best for the rest.

    3. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My analysis is that I have (at great pains) gone out of my way to get a Liverpool triple up with double defence - only to see good players go with the Salah and mane double up.

      Interested to also know if people will use their triple captain too

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

        Yes they will. Liverpool with two decent fixtures that are not within 72 hours etc means TC time for the majority of managers imo. People would hope these were not away, but difficult to ask much more.

        1. Levy’s Wallet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yep true and don’t want to wait for that better time in the season that may never come around. Loving the idea of TAA triple C, but perhaps Salah with pens now may be the way forward, cheers

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

    Most of the time when you predict a player to haul, he blanks, that didn't happen with Vardy in the first half of the season. But I am sure from now on, most of the teams will play deep against Leicester. The goals will come from set pieces more. We will not see Vardy's back to back hauls again.

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

      Maybe. When other teams noticed how dangerous Pukki is, he was kept with 2 defs snd Cantwell and others started to benefit from that.

    2. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Speaking as a spurs fan, we could play deep with a 10-0-0 formation and he would still probably score 2. Astonishingly, there are teams that are even worse at defending than we are.

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

      Or other players will have more space and start to improve, Perez, Maddison and H Barnes for example. Yet Ings and Vardy have been able to continue getting goals.

      MCity are pretty safe with this factor and so is Liverpool attack. No team is able to defend against their five best attacking players.

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

        The main reason is the full backs for Liverpool and Mancity. We have seen some regression with Mancity in the abscence of Sane and fit Mendy and Zinchenko this year.

  26. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Correct set up here we reckon?

    Ramsdale.
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram.
    Grealish, KDB, Mane, Salah.
    Maupay, Abraham, Vardy (c).
    Stek, Holgate, Dendoncker, Kelly.

    1. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It’s a thing of beauty. Maybe downgrade Abe for a more budge forward / better bench - but what do I know ?

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

      This is close to what I am aiming for. None of my league rivals have KDB, Mane and Salah.
      And almost none have TAA.

      This my friend is Bonnet de douche!!!

  27. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I was all set on selling Aurier, but the more I look, I am not so sure. As bad as he is, he still poses a threat of getting assists, and I bought him at 4.9. I also have TAA, Evans, Lunds, and Kelly. The other options out there are not great. I like Dunk, but I have Ryan and don't want to double up on Brighton defense. I had determined to get Sidibe, but now he has gone up to 5.4. Is he really worth that? Is Everton's defense really that good? Maybe Holgate is an option. I don't know if it is my imagination, but I don't recall a season so lacking quality defenders. Am I missing something?

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

      Worth downgrading Aurier to use funds elsewhere?

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

      Aurier is very liable for an injury as Mourinho has overplayed him recently

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

      TAA, Robbo and Lundstram are quality defenders. Doherty and Pereyra (or was it Pereira) also, but expensive.

      Yet, I wonder if clean sheets have been rare or hard to predict this season. Alonso being dropped for Emerson means one option less. Is Azpi getting old?

    4. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I hope arsenal put a bid in for him.

      1. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        LOL

    5. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Me too. Struggling to find a replacement for Aurier. Almost want to skip my plan for double Liv mid and make him Robertson. Quick fix.

  28. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What player will score the most points from now until the end of the Season Salah or Aubameyang ?

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

      Salah

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Salah

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

    "We can turn to Joe’s useful ‘Good and bad goalkeepers’ table to best show this."
    Where exactly to find this table? Can't see it in public stats tables.

    1. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think the screengrab image is the table.

  30. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Current team:
    Hendo (Button)
    TAA, Pereira, Sidibe, Lund, Rico
    Salah, KDB, Maddison, Martial, Traore
    Vardy, Ings, Abraham

    Would you:

    A) Pereira, Martial, Abraham to Soy, Mane, 4.6 forward like Long or Greenwood

    B) Rico, Martial, Abraham to Robertson, Grealish, 6.6 forward like Delofeu or DCL

    Would be over the next few weeks for the double Liverpool gw. Any ideas/thoughts appreciated.

    1. Levy’s Wallet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I like B but you could probably justify both

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B gives me a better overall squad I guess. But A gives me Mane and Salah for their great run of fixtures. It's a very tough choice.

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

      You can play Rico for the next 7 GWs, no need to sell him

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Bournemouth are awful though, can't see him getting much more than 2 points per game

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

      How about Abraham to Greenwood and Martial to Mane. Somebody is quite likely to pick up an injury or lose form, extra money is there?!?

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm 0.8 short of that move unfortunately, hence the Pereira to soy downgrade.