Pro Pundits - Az

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. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    How is this team looking for gw23 prior to the double (no hits taken)

    Ramsdale
    TAA Sidibe Soy
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish
    Vardy Maupay DCL

    McGovern Traore Lundstrom Rico

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah good, other than Ramsdale.

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Agree on Ramsdale but I'm going to ride it out over the next 4 as fix are so good will then swap to Henderson

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Yeah not enough of an issue to take a hit.

    2. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      I would play Lundstram over Grealish

  2. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Morning Guys .........….Who do I bench .....??
    Lord Lund or
    Haller ??

    1. NielsvanDelft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Would not like to bench the Lord, really no other options?

    2. Baganuva Hatty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Neither if poss...

    3. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Haller sadly

  3. andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Hey all,

    We'll be recording another Community Q&A video today.

    If you have any questions reply to this hot topic and we'll get through as many as possible.

    I'll remove this as a hot topic later!

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      other less popular liv options for dgw - gomez? firmino? alisson? minamino?

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Living up to your username then? 😆

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          yup love my budget options

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      For those with Kane, is Aguero a viable replacement or too much of a risk?

    3. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Would you sacrifice Alli and Soyuncu to bring in TAA for DGW?

      1. Baganuva Hatty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Yes. Alli is exhausted, been overplayed and no kane to play off. Son is the best spurs option. Soy has good fixtures but would rather have Taa. Who are your Alli replacement options?

        1. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          I can't get off him quick enough. My plan for the next 3 weeks is:

          Alli - Martial
          Abraham - Deeney
          Aurier - TAA

    4. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Is Felipde Anderson a decent option going forward? Playing almost as a striker, has a DGW to come and is the most talented player in West Hams squad ...

    5. Jokanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Is it risky for not having pool defense in DGW?

    6. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Are Spurs dead to us now?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        That was quick

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Bought the hype - had 3. Will have none by Friday.

          1. Mingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            I have two and I can't get rid of them quick enough also.

    7. rojojojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Which 'shield/template' picks can we get rid of? In a position where I want to get some players to get ahead of the curve but also don't want to get rid of my current picks. Which high ownership players are now surplus to requirements?

    8. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Salah, the ultimate sword for GW24 TC

    9. Manamongst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Arsenal defensive options emerging...

    10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      West Ham options? Worth the 2 moves to get them in and out?

  4. reism1
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Everyones thoughts on Felipe Anderson, considering getting him ahead of the Friday night game and the Double gameweek coming up

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Not sure about Fanderson as an individual myself (though I may be biased as an owner during his dry spell last year), but if people are looking to get a Hammer in, this week seems to be the best time with a couple of favourable fixtures and (what could be temporary) decent form, rather than waiting until GW24.

      2. andy85wsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Question is will Moyes improve West Ham to make them a decent bet against a Sheffield United team who don't concede many?

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        I'm also thinking about bringing a West Ham midfielder or forward in ahead of 24.

        Would ideally like to see a bit more of them under Moyes before deciding, but Jarvish makes a good point above that now is probably the time to do it.

        I actually prefer Fornals and Haller over Anderson at the mo, but there isn't much in it.

      4. Alonso The Great Midfielder
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        im looking at fornal actually

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Fornal could be an interesting punt, am considering him as well for GW23-25 (leaning towards Noble though as I can park him on the bench afterwards).

        2. Soto Ayam
            6 months, 10 days ago

            I like antonio if he's fit and start to nail down his place

          • Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            +1 for Noble. Lovely 1st bench option after DGW.

          • reism1
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Anderson been playing more centrally and returning in his last 3 games, even tho it was gillingham haha

          • NielsvanDelft
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            4.4 ITB, 0 FT. GTG?
            Have two defenders playing two strikers, not the best but not so keen on Rico or Kelly.

            Henderson
            Lundy - Soy - Dunk
            Sarr - Mane - Mo (C) - KDB
            Vardy - Ings - DCL

            Cantwell - Rico - Kelly

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              It is what it is. I assume you have Kelly up to Trent coming soon.

              1. NielsvanDelft
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Yes, TAA in will be my transfer next gameweek.
                Hoping for an attacking return by Dunk (aerial threat) against Everton then.

          • Arteta
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            I am ashamed to admit I fell in Gazzanigga trap when Mourinho came.
            Who would you recommend me to buy as his replacement for £5.1 or less?
            Cheers!

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              I did Gazzaniga to Fabianski last week, and I’m happy I did.

              Can’t go wrong with Ryan, Fabianski or Henderson in my opinion...although personally I’d avoid doubling up on any of these defences.

              1. Ason Willa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                I made exactly the same move

                1. mojoindojo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  So did I.

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Group hug?

            2. Bavarian
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Ryan

            3. andy85wsm
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              I'm looking between Ryan and Leno I think. Depends how much I trust that Arsenal are actually going to improve defensively..

              Good fixtures right up until around GW33

              1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Leno warning: Arsenal likely to blank in GW28 as they are due to play Man City and GW28 is EFL Cup final weekend.

                1. andy85wsm
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Good point! And no way am I spending 2 FTs on goalkeepers!

                2. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  I could offer an additional Leno warning, but it’s my New Years resolution to be nice.

                  1. Klein
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Its already 7th buddy. Why do you still have resolutions?

                    1. HamezMace
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      I’m all about that faux self improvement life.

                      And with catchy phases like veganuary and dryanuary that just roll off the tongue, what’s not to love.

            4. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              I opted for Ryan a couple of weeks back on WC.

              9 points from two since, which I'm happy with.

          • aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Who would you rather have here?

            Vardy--Rash--xx

            a) Tammy
            b) Ings
            c) DCL
            d) Jimmy.

            Thanks.

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Would you do anything with the 2m or so difference between a and c?

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Would do VVD to Robbo and Kelly to Sidibe.

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Not really a fan of those move to be truthful.
                  I had a similar dilemma with picking a striker and considered those options, I went with Jiminez.

            2. Manamongst
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Tammy or DCL

          • Hktrader88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Pope Roberto

            TAA Soyuncu Gomez Lundy Rico

            Mane KDB Alli Martial Grealish

            Vardy Jimenez DCL

            Really want to double up on Mane and Salah for the DGW and subsequent fixtures, and don't think I need such a strong bench.

            Over the next 2 weeks..
            A. For (—4,)
            Alli + Jimenez + Gomez to Salah + Greenwood + Kelly
            Leaves bench of Kelly, Rico, Greenwood

            B. For (-4) Alli + Martial + Gomez to Salah + Cantwell + Kelly
            Leaves bench of Cantwell, Rico, Kelly

            Could also forget Kelly and just get a 3.9m

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              B if I had to choose, but not keen on losing Gomez.

          • fachada
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Would you downgrade Martial(bought him at 7.6) or Abraham(bought at 7.2) to get funds for Mane(will bring him for Richarlison)?

            Pope (Button)
            TAA,Soy,Lund,Kelly,Rico
            Salah,KDB,,Richarlison,Martial,Grealish
            Vardy,Abraham,Deeney

            Team value - 106.0

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Martial

          • PocketZola
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            what is magnus doing this week?

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Logging onto Pawnhub

              1. PocketZola
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Too much bashing the bishop leads to poor fpl performance

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  I wouldn't know (ahem)

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Probably fishing

          • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Perez a trap right?

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              ... that I want to fall into

              1. PocketZola
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                The guy shoots....alot. But his shots are mostly badly placed or weak. So yea a trap.

            2. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Nope, don't think so, good option.

          • PocketZola
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            will ingy score against lei?

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              He might

            2. DannyDrinkVodka
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Ings is pretty much fixture-proof at the moment.

              • drughi
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                most likely and 2-3 bonus aswell

              • Skloppy Kops
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Hope not. Ings owner here.
                But doubled up on LEI def! 🙂

                1. DannyDrinkVodka
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Hedge your bets, bench the non-attacking one!

                2. Differential (c)
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  He will. #IngsforBalonDor

                3. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Ofcourse except he decides not to

                4. Maddamotha
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Nah, Ings train is over, will get very little the next 4.

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Sounds like you are consoling your trepidation

                    1. Maddamotha
                      • 3 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      Im an owner just spitting facts. You will see.

              • DannyDrinkVodka
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  If Greenwood doesn’t start against Man City, would you consider him likely to start against Norwich?

                  If so, start Greenwood over Dele Alli?

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Unlikely I think.
                    Rashford, Martial and James are the preferred front three it seems.

                    1. DannyDrinkVodka
                        6 months, 10 days ago

                        Not so clear, James has played over 60 minutes only once in the last 4

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 10 days ago

                          But he’s started three of the last four.
                          Granted he’s getting subbed off, but Greenwood has started two (?) games all season, why do you think he’ll start against Norwich?

                          1. DannyDrinkVodka
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              United were dismal against Arsenal and I reckon Greenwood gets the start either against City or Norwich.

                              1. HamezMace
                                • 5 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                United have been dismal all season.

                                I think he’ll start tonight, possibly with other lads like Williams, Gomes, and Chong.

                                But I don’t think he’ll start many PL games this season.

                                1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    I agree with you that he’s much more likely to start tonight........but if he doesn’t, he will probably start against Norwich

                                  • DannyDrinkVodka
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      In which case, would you start Greenwood over Alli?

                                      1. HamezMace
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        If I knew 100% Greenwood would start against Norwich then yes I’d pick him over Alli.

                                        But I think regardless of tonight, he won’t start Saturday.

                                        1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            Cheers, I guess if he starts tonight it’s a no brainer to go with Alli.

                            • Fulchester's New Centr…
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              No guarantee he'll start or even feature at the weekend unless perhaps he starts and gets a brace or better tonight and then is hooked at 60 mins.
                              Ditch Dele.

                              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  Can’t ditch him this week as I’m upgrading him to Mane for DGW 24 and need to also transfer in Ings for Rashford to raise cash.....

                                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Fair enough. GL. I'd start Mason then.

                            • Differential (c)
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Any LaLiga folk here?
                              My club Southampton are heavily linked with Ghanian CB Mo Salisu, who currently plays in Real Vallodolid. Wondering if he's any good? 12m buy-out clause is nice, tbf. Looked good the ONE game I saw him vs Leganes, but yeah, no clue about this guy.

                              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                • 2 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Don't know anything about him other than that he was linked with Man U about 6 weeks ago and his agent is Juan Mata's dad (would like to think that Mata Sr is also a lovely chap and there is therefore some truth in it, but...)

                            • Manani
                              • 8 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              got 2 FT

                              Pope > Ryan/Fab
                              or
                              Alli > Grealish
                              or
                              both

                              1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                • 8 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                both surely-have u looking at foster but his fixtures is mixes up

                                1. Manani
                                  • 8 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  foster's fixture is too meh for my liking

                                  1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                    • 8 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    same goes to fabianski

                                  2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                    • 8 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    im thinking double up with henderson

                                    1. Manani
                                      • 8 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      not keen on doubling up on any defence tbh. think I will just go ryan. thanks

                            • Alonso The Great Midfielder
                              • 8 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Which one to have?
                              a) maddison and sidibe
                              b)double up on Leicester defender and forget sidibe

                              1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                • 8 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                *have vardy and tieleman

                                1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                  • 8 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  i mean pereiera

                              2. Klein
                                • 4 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                A

                            • Differential (c)
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 10 days ago

                              Danny Drinkwater is at Bodymoor Heath having a medical ahead of joining Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season from Chelsea.

                              https://twitter.com/Matt_Law_DT/status/1214490069098205191?s=20

                              1. PocketZola
                                • 2 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Drinkwater = best surname ever

                                1. Differential (c)
                                  • 4 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  Better than Willy Smallbone or Longstaff?

                                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                                    • 1 Year
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    or Dean Whitehead 😆

                                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                    • 2 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Tokyo Sexwale?
                                    Not a player, but did run for FIFA President or something I think.

                                    1. Differential (c)
                                      • 4 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      XD

                                2. Rasping Drive (BSC Small Bo…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  John Dungworth
                                  Wayne Wanklyn

                                  two of my favourites

                              2. Ason Willa
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                This is good news for Villa fans, but unfortunately it doesn't look like Giroud is headed our way. A striker is imperative.

                              3. DannyDrinkVodka
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  YAASSSSSS

                                  Cue celebratory pub brawl

                              4. unitednations
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                6 months, 10 days ago

                                Which team would you prefer from gw24 onwards?

                                Ryan • Button
                                Taa • Lundy • ROBBO* • Rico • Hanley
                                Kdb • Salah • Grealish • MARTIAL* • Stephens
                                Vardy • RASHFORD* • Ings

                                Ryan • Button
                                Taa • Lundy • AURIER* • Rico • Hanley
                                Kdb • Salah • Grealish • MANE* • Stephens
                                Vardy • DCL* • Ings

                                Leaning towards A as it gives more flexibility as i can move martial and rashford to other players depending on form/fixtures. Whereas with B, hard to make any moves without selling a pool mid as grealish/dcl will eventually need replacing

                                1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                                  • 8 Years
                                  6 months, 10 days ago

                                  tight but I go for A

                                2. Soto Ayam
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    A, but just because man utd assets are unreliable to me

                                    1. Soto Ayam
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Scrap that; b

                                  • The Yorkshire Pirlo
                                    • 4 Years
                                    6 months, 10 days ago

                                    Maddison to Salah this gwk or wait until double?

                                    Already own TAA, Mane, Soyuncu, Vardy.

                                    1. Soto Ayam
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        If for free okay, if not, wait

                                      • Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Might as well get it out the way if nothing else on.

                                    2. lilmessipran
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      So basically someone who has already used his triple captain chip in a single gw and does not want to back stats per se and take a punt gets his own long article on here? There is zero value addition for the reader in this one to be honest

                                      1. HamezMace
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Well he didn’t charge me to read it, or force me to read it, so why worry?

                                        1. lilmessipran
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Pretty naive comment, you don't get charged for most things you do on the Web, that's not how Websites make money... Also, there are members out here who actually pay a subscription fee for the content so the quality of content being served really matters, it is a product after all

                                          1. HamezMace
                                            • 5 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            Plenty of FPL sites do charge, via patreon subs or whatever. And websites such as the athletic also charge for their content.

                                            FFS charges for content relating to stats, which is fine if you’re into that sort of thing.

                                    3. internal error
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      So if Man Utd somehow beat Man city in the Carabao, what impact does that have on fixtures? No blank for City vs Arsenal?

                                      1. Holmes
                                        • 6 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Yep

                                        Everton and Man Utd will get a blank

                                        1. internal error
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 7 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          thanks mate

                                    4. Strchld
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Kane and Alli to Ings and Salah for free?

                                      1. HamezMace
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Seems an obvious move

                                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        No brainer.

                                      3. Strchld
                                        • 3 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Thanks

                                      4. jayzico
                                        • 9 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Hell yeah. Even despite fixtures.

                                    5. Pukki Party
                                      • 2 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Best trio for gw24? Trent and Salah owner.

                                      A) Jimenez, Son, Robbo
                                      B) DCL, Mane, Soyuncu

                                      1. jayzico
                                        • 9 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        B for me

                                      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Close but B

                                      3. HamezMace
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Close, but B

                                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Oooh, punctuation burn.

                                          1. HamezMace
                                            • 5 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            I was going to call you out on it directly, but felt this dig was more subtle.

                                      4. jayzico
                                        • 9 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        I presume Jimenez, Mane, Robbo isn't doable? Son jinxes me every season

                                        1. Pukki Party
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Bo would need a lot of scramble as i already own Salah and Trent.

                                          1. jayzico
                                            • 9 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            I see

                                      5. Pukki Party
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Cheers all.

                                    6. tibollom
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      what would you do in my place, just replace Aurier for now and roll on FT? 2 FT and 0.2 ITB...
                                      Who to replace aurier with?

                                      Hendo Button
                                      Aurier Lunds TAA Rico Dunk
                                      Mane KDB martial grealish cantwell
                                      rash ings vardy

                                      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Cheaper one of Soy or Evans doable?

                                        1. tibollom
                                          • 3 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          yea just enough for Evans (5.3) or Soy at 5.1 but everyone in my ML has him

                                        2. Pukki Party
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          You can afford Soyuncu so either him or downgrade for future transfers.

                                        3. tibollom
                                          • 3 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          i guess the question is do I leave some funds to then invest in 3rd liverpool asset next week..

                                      2. Pukki Party
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Maybe Watford defender or Stephens from Soton.

                                        1. tibollom
                                          • 3 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          thanks will look into that

                                    7. The Rumour Mill
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Nicely put together article, enjoyed that one! Sums things up nicely.

                                    8. Tcheco
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Firmino is a nice shout for the DGW as all his goals were scored away from home & he's much easier to fit in than a Mane Salah double up. Cheers AZ

                                      1. jayzico
                                        • 9 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Problem is there are a few beautifully priced forwards that can financially boost your squad elsewhere

                                        1. Tcheco
                                          • 3 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Agreed. I'm on Vardy Rashford Ings at the moment but would definitely go for Firmino to triple up on Liverpool in 24

                                          1. jayzico
                                            • 9 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            I lost Rashford for DCL and made Sterling into Martial to get round that. Hopefully.

                                    9. chelseabrad
                                      • 5 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Having an awful season so far, sitting at 2mil overall, got 2 FTs and 0.0 itb

                                      Foster Button
                                      TAA Soy Lund Holgate Simpson
                                      Salah KDB Lucas Grealish Donck
                                      Rashford Vardy Greenwood

                                      What would you do?

                                      1. jayzico
                                        • 9 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Who's Lucas? I can only think of that Brazilian def mid that played for Liverpool

                                        1. chelseabrad
                                          • 5 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Lucas Moura

                                          1. jayzico
                                            • 9 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            Ha of course

                                        2. Klein
                                          • 4 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Moura?

                                      2. HamezMace
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Trying to figure out where the money has gone? I’d probably see what you can do with Rashford and Greenwood, swapping them to something like Ings and DCL/Deeney/Maupay at least you can play 3-4-3 then.

                                        1. chelseabrad
                                          • 5 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          My team value is abysmal right now, that's not a bad shout

                                      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Moura to Sarr or maybe Traore/Moutinho?

                                        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                                          • 2 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          If you do Sarr, can you get Robbo too?

                                          1. chelseabrad
                                            • 5 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            Nowhere near 🙁

                                            1. HamezMace
                                              • 5 Years
                                              6 months, 10 days ago

                                              Lucas to Sarr, Greenwood to Ings?

                                    10. quayle99
                                      • 3 Years
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Double Game Week Coming up:

                                      A. Free Hit to get 3 west ham 3 liverpool
                                      B. Triple Cap Mane
                                      C. Currently have Mane + Trent, no west ham - get one or two liverpool/ham additions in next few weeks

                                      1. HamezMace
                                        • 5 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Save FH for the blank later.
                                        Try and get a third Liverpool player, and personally, yes, TC one of them.

                                        1. jayzico
                                          • 9 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Agreed. It's gona be a tough call between Mane and Salah though

                                          1. Pieterke30
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            Not if you just have one of them

                                          2. HamezMace
                                            • 5 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            It really is, but I’ll cross that bridge nearer the time.

                                        2. Klein
                                          • 4 Years
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          This totally. Dont see the need of wham.

                                      2. antis0cial
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        C try and get Another Pool, TC Salah/Mane or TAA if brave

                                      3. quayle99
                                        • 3 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Realised I can make a few changes next few weeks and be happy, with Abraham > Firmino for the double GW

                                        I'll then have trent, mane, firmino, no ham, maybe tc mane.
                                        I'm happy with this one

                                    11. Tsparkes10
                                      • 1 Year
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      Tc this week? And why? I'm tempted by Mane or TAA but would prefer a Vardy against Norwich and? Later on. Pools fixtures aren't great and they are away so may limit points. Huge pro however is that the games are a week apart so should see little rotation which could take place in a later dgw.

                                      1. antis0cial
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        This week away at Spurs? Got to be 24 with potentially two full games for Mane/Salah etc

                                        1. Tsparkes10
                                          • 1 Year
                                          6 months, 10 days ago

                                          Sorry meant this dgw obviously

                                          1. antis0cial
                                            • 4 Years
                                            6 months, 10 days ago

                                            I'm going Salah TC GW24 assuming no injuries.

                                      2. Klein
                                        • 4 Years
                                        6 months, 10 days ago

                                        Waiting for better fixtures usually turn sour when the teams get koed from the cup. Although fixtures are not promising liverpool can destroy any team. That one week gap is huge for me to decide on using the TC.

                                    12. Tsparkes10
                                      • 1 Year
                                      6 months, 10 days ago

                                      A) Salah, Holgate, Soy (-4)
                                      B) Martial, Robo, Perreira

                                      Tempted by B as leaves more money itb and Martial has Burnley in Gw24 which he could do v well in.