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Why I’m not getting Salah for Liverpool’s Double Gameweek

Happy New Year everyone, I trust that you all have recovered from what was, quite frankly, a manic Christmas schedule – packed full of matches, goals and VAR controversy.

Just as I am planning my fitness regime to try and burn off the excessive gluttony of the festive period, my attentions turn to plotting moves for my own Fantasy Football team, to try and carry on my streak of green arrows.

Perhaps I am in a fortuitous position, but looking at my team, I feel like I’m in pretty good shape. I managed to resist the urge of selling any Liverpool players, so have enjoyed Sadio Mané‘s (£12.3m) and Trent-Alexander Arnold‘s (7.5) hauls over the last few weeks and I’m not having to decide over whether or not to bring in Danny Ings (£6.7m) before his inevitable decline in form.

I’ve got myself a nice little differential in the form of Lucas Digne (£5.7m), and am effectively playing a 2-4-4 formation with Lord John Lundstram (£5.1m) and Anthony Martial (£7.9m) with the wrong positional classifications.

Things are looking pretty rosy at the moment, but I’m conscious that things are about to be shaken up with the impending Double Gameweek 24 on the horizon.

Despite having no Triple Captain chip in my locker (thanks for the 5 points Jamie Vardy…), I am looking at players who will take the coveted third  Liverpool spot in my team.

There are a few options I am considering.

The reshuffle – Mohamed Salah

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If I want to get the joint-priciest player in the game, Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), some surgery is going to be needed.

I can’t see myself wanting to lose Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) who continues to impress both the eye and the FPL scoring charts.

Mané obviously stays, as does Vardy, so I’m going to have to dump some players who are actually playing pretty well for me.

Martial could be a willing sacrifice, but he plays Burnley in Gameweek 24, who have struggled against the big clubs this season.

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) would be a reluctant sale, as he has been thriving in a number 10 role and was unlucky to ‘only’ come away with 13 points in the Gameweek 21 win at Burnley.

He plays a resurgent Watford in Gameweek 24… a few weeks ago, this would have been the best fixture of them all. Not anymore, as David revealed yesterday!

But it’s not a straight swap of Grealish to Salah of course. I’d have to systematically ditch other players who I’d actually quite like to keep hold of. Raul Jiménez (£7.5m) has blanked in his last two games, but before that, was delivering incredibly consistent returns.

Adama Traoré (£5.6m) is the flavour of the week, and while I have doubts over his ability to perform as a fourth midfielder, I quite like him nestled in my team as a fifth midfielder for when I need him.

Overall, I’m just not convinced that major surgery is needed. I know Salah is an incredible player, and looks to be getting back to his best… but the damage it may do to my team if I did go for him may be irreparable. Would I captain him anyway, with Mané being in such good form alongside him? I doubt it.

The defensive double up – Andrew Robertson

I absolutely love attacking defenders, and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) certainly fits the bill. In a straight shootout, I’d choose Trent every day of the week, due to his set pieces and overall delivery – but pairing the two marauding fullbacks together may be a good bit of business for myself, and anyone else who will struggle to get Salah in.

I had the defensive double-up earlier in the season, and in truth, it was a bit of a nightmare.

But here we have a Liverpool side who have now kept five clean sheets in a row. Liverpool have already registered a shutout against Wolves this season and are unlikely to be worried against a Hammers side who, despite a strong showing against Bournemouth last week, have struggled in front of goal recently.

Another potential option could be Joe Gomez (£5.2m) , who has recovered from a pretty woeful start of the season to be an instrumental cog in Liverpool’s season.

His price means I could easily switch Lundstram out for him, without even needing to plan. Because I was so stubborn with John, I’d only lose £0.1m too. The perks of resisting the Lord for so long.

However, Virgil Van Dijk (£6.4m), the lynchpin of the entire side, just doesn’t really appeal to me.

He has three goals this season (two of them coming against Brighton), but for £0.6m more I could grab Robertson, or for £1.2m less, I could grab the bargain that is Gomez. I don’t feel as though he offers enough to justify his price with those two around.

The punt – Firmino

It seems strange to me that Liverpool’s only FPL classified striker, Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) who plays pretty much every game, has only six goals this season – given how potent Liverpool’s attack has been all season. Not only that, he has 10 blanks in his last 13 games, and only 8.9% ownership.

In theory, his form shouldn’t even warrant a place in my thinking, but if I did want to add another string to my Liverpool attack bow, then he’s the only real consideration I can make.

With Liverpool’s fixtures remaining good right up until Gameweek 29 however, I can see myself getting locked in with the pricy Firmino.  

He’s off the back of his most prolific season for Liverpool, with 27 goals in all competitions last year, but we know that his role in the team is often to drop deep and connect play.

Firmino hasn’t impressed me all that much this season, with the game against Sheffield United being one of the worst I’ve seen him play in a long time. This one feels like a real punt, and not one that fills me with optimism… but a couple of hauls over the next few games may force my hand.

The outsiders – West Ham

Of course, we should not forget about West Ham, who also have two fixtures in Gameweek 24… albeit with much less inviting opposition in Liverpool and Leicester, the two best teams in the league currently.

Will Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) get enough save points in this week to justify a very boring goalkeeper transfer? I am not sure – and he has a particularly rough set of fixtures around the Double Gameweek too, with Manchester City and Liverpool (again!) both visiting the Olympic stadium.

In attack, Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) has had a significant price drop since the start of the season but has attacking returns in his last two games.

He played as a striker in the FA cup too, in a strong-looking line-up – and if this continues, could be a great differential with only 3% ownership.

Others are talking about Michael Antonio (£6.9m), but while I think he is a game-changing player, his FPL returns over the last few years have been disappointing and he seems quite expensive when you consider the price of other players such as Grealish and the amount of midfielders delivering week-in week-out.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it looks as though I’ll be wielding a Liverpool defensive double up for the Double Gameweek.

Not owning Salah will be scary, but I have to hope that my other players (with good games that particular week) can pick up the slack.

I wouldn’t begrudge anyone for tearing up their teams for Mo though, particularly if you want to have a January clear-out and are still hanging on to players like Mason Mount (6.3).

For those with Harry Kane (£11.0m) and even Raheem Sterling (£11.8m), surely the move to Salah will be an easy one, but for those who have spread the cash, getting the Golden Boot winner of the last two years may prove to be too difficult.

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631 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FirMinaMiMo
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Latest gossips!

    Chelsea to look for dembele
    Inter Milan to look for eriksen

    🙂

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are getting back together too.

      1. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Now I can die in peace!

    2. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Ousmane Dembélé
      Mousa Dembélé
      Karamoko Dembele
      ??

  2. mike09
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    How many players from GW1 do you still have in your team?

    I have 2.
    Lundstram and Salah.

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Button, TAA, Sterling, Salah.

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Lundstrum,TAA,Salah

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      McGovern!

    4. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      TAA, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Mane, and KdB

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        you had mane in gw1 whilst he was confirmed out?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Nice catch...sorry it was Salah...just saw the red Liverpool shirt and assumed it was Mane as I’ve had him for longer overall.

          GW1 since so long ago now...looking at my history in the first few weeks there are a few random players I can’t remember getting...Martial in GW3, why did I do that?

          1. NOMONEY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            haha no worries i was getting curious about the thinking behind it, because i wouldve had mane too from the start if it wasnt that he was confirmed out, i did salah > mane in gw3 and never looked back since. i also only went with mane in the 2nd half of last season, mane has been destroying salah in fpl since last season

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              I’ve got them both now, expecting big things over the coming weeks.

              Mostly high blood pressure from picking the wrong captain.

    5. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Trent, KDB, Salah, Vardy.

    6. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      7
      Pope
      Heaton (getting rid this week)
      TAA
      Lundstram
      KDB
      Salah (sold in GW18 and bought back in GW20)
      Ings (sold in GW4 and bought back in GW15)

    7. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Lord & Button

    8. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Pope
      Button
      TAA
      Lundy
      Salah
      Ings

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Is this good to go for this week?

    Henderson
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    KDB Mane Salah Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    McGovern Rico Kelly Dendoncker

    1FT 1.3ITB

    Thanks all

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Are you happy starting Greenwood?

      If not then change Rico or Kelly to Holgate or Dunk

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        It’s obviously a risk starting him, I suppose a lot depends on lineup lessons learnt from EFL cup later...

        If I change Rico / Kelly to anyone like that then I will be priced out of upgrading Greenwood next week

        1. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          True.
          I’m looking at bringing him in next week for Rashford but he’ll be back up for me.

          Who are you planning on bringing in?
          Holgate costs 4.4m not much difference there .

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah I mean he is a good enabler... I was looking at swapping Rico or Kelly for proper fodder (4.0) to allow me to bring in DCL for Greenwood...

            Or I can upgrade Dendoncker...

            What do you reckon is the best path?

            1. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              Think I’d get DCL.
              Kelly,Greenwood,4.0 is a little threadbare for a bench.

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 27 days ago

                Well that’s what I mean, Rico or Kelly to 4.0 will allow me to do Greenwood >> DCL

                Perhaps best saving this week and having 2FT to do the moves next week

                Thanks mate

  4. Stram Dunk
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Thinking of double pool defense with TAA and Robbo for gw24.

    Hi guys,

    Current team for gw22 and saving the FT:
    ---------------------------------------------
    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Salah Maddison KDB Traore
    Tammy Rash (V)ardy

    Button Rico Cantwell Kelly
    ----------------------------------------------

    With 2FT in gw23 I'm thinking of double pool defense for gw24.
    Do you think Robbo + DCL -> Rash + Kelly are good moves?
    Any other suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yes they look decent moves if going double defence.

      1. Stram Dunk
        5 months, 27 days ago

        cheers mate

  5. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    How about this?
    This week:- Rico >> Dunk
    Next week :- Moura,Rashford >> Mane,Greenwood for free
    Week 24. Roll or address Kelly.
    Would give me

    Ryan
    TAA,Dunk,Lundstrum,Soyuncu
    Salah,Mane,Maddison,KDB
    Vardy,Jimenez

    Button,Cantwell,Kelly,Greenwood
    Let’s me keep Maddison this way and the option to play Cantwell in 23 against Bournmouth.

    1. Stram Dunk
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Good moves.

  6. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    G2G? and right bench order?

    Ramsdale
    Soyuncu-TAA-Sidibe-Lundstram
    Mane-Kdb (VC)-Maddison
    Vardy(C)-Jimenez-Abraham

    Button-Grealish-Cantwell-kelly

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      1FT and 1.8itb

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Gtg

  7. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    GTG?
    Shall I take any hits etc this GW?
    (Planning Aurier & KDB to Gomez and Mane for GW24)

    GK: Ryan (Button)
    DEF: Lundy, TAA, Aurier (Targett, Kelly)
    MID: Grealish, Richarlison, KDB, Son, Martial (c)
    FWD: Vardy, Ings (DCL)

    0 FT, 3.1mn ITB

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Gtg. Punty cap there

  8. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Hello folks. 1FT 2.6ITB

    Roll FT and all set?

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Soy
    KdB Maddison Mane Traore
    Vardy(C) Jimi Tammy

    Pope Cantwell Rico Kelly

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Roll

  9. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Need to fix my defense. What would you do with 1ft 1nd 0.5 itb?

    Pope Button
    TAA Robertson Aurier Rico Reid

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Aurier >> Evans

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Personally feel you can take your chance to play Rico and address Pope first. Pope has to go this week or next.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Yep, consider this as well.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Pope -> Fab/Henderson

  10. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Do you think Liverpool will become the next Invincibles?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Not something easy to achieve but they are strong enough to do that.

      Next 2 will be important.

    2. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Not sure.

      Should they win the title, they'll be better than the invincibles irrespective of whether they lose a game. As are City (x2), United and Chelsea.

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      United won the Treble and lost four games in all comps. Arsenal won the league and lost five games in all comps. Invincibles tag is overrated IMO.

    4. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      It was a huge achievement when Arsenal did it, but to do it now would be ever better.
      I think in a few years from now we’ll be talking about this team as one of the best ever.

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I agree, respect and appreciation usually comes a while after. A lot of fans, naturally, are nostalgic.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          True, and I’m not sure we’ve even seen the best of them yet.
          Very good chance they retain the CL in my opinion.

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            I'd take a loss in the league to retain the CL too, without a shadow of a doubt.

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    DCL or Maupay? And why?

  12. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    I almost feel like Az wrote this article to try and convince himself that Salah isn't going to have a mega haul :').

    Love you Az

    1. Az
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      You could well be right!

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I still feel like Salah/Mane will outscore KDB in gw 24.
        I think a KDB - Salah hockey cockey wouldnt be the end of the world

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          A 2 million hokey cokey?

          1. farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            With proper planning it can easily be achieved.

          2. farmerfat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            going from Mane/Salah back to KDB is easy.
            You just need money in the bank to get him in. We have known about the DGW long enough to do the correct planning

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 27 days ago

              This, I agree with - but saving enough funds by carefully planning transfers in the 3 or 4 preceding gameweeks is, I thought - the opposite of the hokey cokey.

              My bad if I have an incorrect understanding of the principle.

  13. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    I have Salah and KDB.

    I have 7.5m ITB to upgrade either Cantwell or Greenwood. Who would you rather have for the next two...

    A) Aguero (avl, CRY)
    B) Mane (tot, MUN)

    I'll be getting Mane for DGW24.

    1. suddenorgan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      do you see Aguero starting both?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Maybe not. Feels like a fun gamble, but Mane is probably the sensible choice.

    2. Soto Ayam
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Then get mane now. Spurs aren't great defensively

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    4. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Mane now, could grab a couple v spurs

    5. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Have you considered Sterling?

  14. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Hi guys, bit of advice on my team please?

    Pope*
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstrum
    Salah, KDB, Alli, Martial
    Rashford, Jiminez, Ings

    4.0, Rico, Aurier*, Dendonk.... 2FT .2 ITB

    How would you use my xfers this week? I'm thinking Alli and Aurier out. Possibly to Richarlison and Sidibe. Also not happy with Pope

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Pope to Fabs this week and potentially the Alli transfer too.

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I suppose your transfer depends on your plan for 24.
      Double Liv Defence or attack?

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Did he touch you too?

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        XD

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Alli to Sarr, Aurier to Robertson

  15. suddenorgan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Keep Jesus if he doesn't start tonight?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Regardless of whether or not he starts tonight, this is no indication of whether he’ll start at the weekend. Same with Aguero.
      If you have have one of these strikers, make sure you have a good bench

      1. suddenorgan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I know the risks, have Grealish or Soyuncu first sub which I'm reasonably happy with

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah that’s a strong bench for sure. I’m starting both of those, so I hope you wish you used bench boost this week!

  16. Gruu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Alli to mahrez to burn 1 FT? keep another FT for next week

    Ryan
    TAA Lund Soy
    Salah KdB Martial Maddy Alli
    Vardy Ings

    Button Greenwood Rico Kiko
    2 FT, 0.2 ITB

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Why not, could pay off nicely

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Do you plan to get a third Liverpool player for the double?

      1. Gruu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        yeah, still not sure double mids or def

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I’d think about that before you burn a FT, might make things easier....you need to free up some funds in your midfield if you want Mane.
          Alli to Sarr for example?

    3. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Or Richy.

  17. Eric Banternaaa
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Any advice appreciated. 8 Green arrows in last 9 GW with a very template team.

    Fab Button
    TAA Soyuncu Lund Rico Kelly
    KDB Mane Salah Cantwell Dendoncer
    Vardy Jimi Abraham

    2FT 0.2ITB.

    Can’t see any stand out transfers, what you think?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Hmm nothing jumps out, Rico/Kelly to Stephens maybe

    2. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Great team.
      Not much work to do

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Tammy to ings to free up some cash

  18. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    As part of the Salah in for gw24 plan, what 2 are best?

    A. Grealish + Greenwood
    B. Cantwell + Maupay

    Pope Button
    Trent Lundy Sidibie Kelly Stephen Mane Salah Rich KDB *****
    Vardy Ings *****

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Ok so Mane and Salah are mids....

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      As you won’t actually need Greenwood to play, I’d go A, and have Grealish.

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks, ye avoiding bench head ache would be nice

  19. Soto Ayam
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Starting to think that the LFC mane and Salah show of gwc24 could be a bit of an anticlimax. Taa and robbo could be the smarter option, with taa Captain. But sure why, but I'm reminded that when a mega haul seems to be on the horizon, it seems to rarely be the case. Or Maybe that's just me.

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Many managers who can't fit them in easily think the same way.

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I can fit them in, I'm just wary of things looking to good to be true

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Im getting them in for long term otherwise i wouldnt bother with double attack tbh

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Smart

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Its more about fixtures after that DGW, anything special in double will be a bonus

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        These are both very good points to consider also.

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Salah Mane TAA is the way to go! If you can fit them in your team, just go for it!

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        For the long term it does seems a great option.

        Current mid

        Salah, kdb, Alli, greals, romeu

        Mane can swap for Alli. I mean who else is worth it in the mids selection? Rich? Madison.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Alli to Mane looks great!

          1. Soto Ayam
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Still great for a -4?

    5. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I dont get the double defence theory.
      Liverpool could easily concede both games, then you are relying on attacking returns from your two defenders.
      Surely Mane and Salah have the highest change of getting returns?
      My theory is simple - get as many points as possible, therefore i believe double attack is the way to go

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        They have tightened up recently and keeping a clean sheet at Leicester is impressive. Your thereoy is absolutely correct. I guess a cs is more elusive than mane or Salah getting attacking returns

      2. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 27 days ago

        If you can then definitely, one of them hauls each week and with Trent too to cover def youl only miss out on a few 6 pointers with the odd assist from Robbo.

        1. Soto Ayam
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers, another good point!

      3. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Yes but double defence is 5m cheaper. So much depends on what you do with the extra money.

        1. Soto Ayam
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I think that's my dilemma. I just don't see where the extra 5 mil could go

          Current team

          Guita, McGovern
          Taa, soy, Lund, aurier, Rico
          Salah, kdb, Alli, greals, romeu
          Vardy, ings, DCL

          Not Interested in man utd assets, just had Kane and downgraded to DCL. Was possibly thinking

          A) aurier to rob, and Alli to son

          B) Or just Alli to mane and aurier to whoever later

          ?

    6. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      This year, the more i overthink, the worse my team becomes.

      The more differentials/differential states I try, the harded I fall.

      Was at 3.2 Million in GW 10 (My worst ever). decided to become VANILLA AND LOGICAL. I sit at around 130 K now 🙂

      Logic here:
      Depends on how your team can accommodate, but 3 from TAA, Robbertson, Salah and Mane are a must.

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Congrats on your rise through the ranks, impressive. So your advice, go least differential

  20. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    What's all the fuss about Sarr?

    Despite the mini Watford resurgence they're still an average team at best. Bournemouth away who are in a relegation dog fight and Tottenham at home aren't exactly amazing fixtures either...

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Watching them play might help (plus his price)

      1. cnewman7
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        I've watched most premier league matches this season and have been paying particular attention since the manager bounce... still not convinced.

    2. Soto Ayam
      5 months, 27 days ago

      He's a cheap ish mid and plays in attacking position in a team where the new manager bounce is still bouncing. Bou and spurs aren't great, so he is a good pick then?

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      People think that he is Mané's nephew. Little did they know it is a well set up senegalese trap

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Salah(TC) in DGW24?

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I’d be more tempted by TAA

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Still prefer Mane, although pens helps

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I feel more inclined to captain Mane (a) and Salah (h).

      Don't think I'll be triple captaining yet.

  22. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Would you start greenwood or Williams ahead of the below?

    Schmeichel
    Trent sidibe lundy
    Kdb maddison mane grealish Salah
    Vardy ings

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      No, and neither will Ole.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Williams certainly should be first choice ahead of shaw.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          This. I am starting Williams this week!

        2. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          You might think that, but he’s not.
          Many United fans would like Greenwood ahead of Lingard, but that’s not happening either.

          You have to remember these boys are 17/18 years old, they will probably play tonight, but not at the weekend.

  23. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Any punt from Bournemouth attack?

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      They have an attack?

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Rico

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Watching closely this week. Maybe King, maybe Fraser.

  24. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Pukki Alli and Grealish (reluctant sell) to Greenwood (fodder), Traoré (5th mid) and Mane for a hit?

    I already own salah and mane, it will give me this:

    Fab (Button)
    TAA Lund Soy (Rico, Kelly)
    Maddo salah mane KDB Traoré
    Maupay Vardy (Greenwood)

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      *already own salah and TAA

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Its a toughie. Id be tempted to get rid Maddy instead of Grealish as you have Vardy

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Hard right, Maddo can go to Sarr which is an option.

        I just feel with no mcginn and Wesley teams surely will target Grealish to mark as that’s the only way to stop Villa. I don’t rate them much

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I have the same dilema with Grealish. I guess it depends if your happy playing Traore most gws or if you prefer Grealish plus another 6m ish mid

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Traoré has two nice games and then Kelly has two nice home games so there is a rotation option there

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I have a very similar team to you... only differences are:

      Webster, Grealish, DCL vs Rico, Traore, Maupay

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Nice, my team value isn’t great,
        much prefer your trio to mine

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers, I like Maupay as well, great fixtures coming up.

      2. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        How did you get salah and mane in? Who was your sacrifice?

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I had Kane over Christmas. So it was an easy downgrade to DCL and upgrading Cantwell to Mane.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Too easy!

  25. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Best duo to have?

    a) VVD--Tammy
    b) Robbo--Ings.

    Thanks.

    1. Avon calling
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      B because of Robbo

  26. ResultatFar
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Alli + Greenwood -> Sarr + Jimenez - yes or no? For free btw.

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yes. Could be dynamite. Cap Jimi.

  27. Soto Ayam
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Alli to mane fir -4 this week?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Not concerned about Jose's bus parking skills?

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          With Gazzaniga and Aurier? No.

          1. Soto Ayam
            5 months, 27 days ago

            Haha...good points. And it'll be mane up against aurier

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              As Holmes pointed out to me earlier, and I wasn’t aware of this, Gazzaniga and De Gea are the two worst keepers in the league (on current form).
              Why people are waiting until GW24 to get Salah and Mane I don’t understand.

        2. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Hel park bus but Aurier will forget to apply the handbrake and will be subbed after 20mins and sissoko wil go RB

  28. CrouchDown
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    How am I set folks? Have funds for Martial > Mané after this week

    Fab

    TAA Soy Lundstram

    Salah Martial Maddison Traore

    Vardy(C) Ings Deeney

    Subs: Button, Grealish Kelly Williams

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I like the Deeney pick.
      I don’t like the bench headache.

      1. CrouchDown
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah neither do I mate. Traoré will be benched most weeks but with NEW up next I feel I need to give him the nod over Grealish (MCI)

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          If I see you on here next Monday with a rough with the smooth of Salah got benched, so grealish autosubs in for his 15 point haul, then I’m sending Big Daddy back for Ralph!

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good. Gutsy having no Kev

  29. dshv
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Choose one:

    1. Alli to salah
    2. Deff to Taa

    (Mane owner)

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      1 for me.

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks

    2. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      whos deff?

      will need more context, do you own any other liv players apart from mane?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Kelly rico lund baldock soy

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          oh you meant defender....

          you still havent told us about owning other liv players

          anyway i will assume you dont, and i would prioritise getting TAA to double up with mane, before considering getting salah

  30. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    How about sterling for a one week punt?

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      7 blanks in the last 11 games for the price of 11.8, thanks but no thanks