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. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Obviously will all depend on who blanks and who hauls over the next 3 GWs (particularly GW23), but would anyone like to hazard a guess what the approximate EOs for the Liverpool players are going to be in GW24?

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

      Mane 150-160
      Salah 40-50
      Trent 80-90
      Robertson 30-40
      Van Dijk 20-30
      Gomez 5-10
      Allison 1-5

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

        Top 10k

        Not sure what is overall ownership at the moment

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

          Meh - most are just a load of casuals and dead teams anyway 😉 Cheers 🙂

    2. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Similar to the above

      Alisson - 2%
      TAA - 85%
      Robertson - 25%
      VVD - 15%
      Mane - 150%
      Salah - 50%
      Firmino - 2%

  2. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Start Mccarthy (Lei(a)) or Gazzianaga (liv(h))?

    Also which two to do you think I should start out of the following?

    A. Ings (lei(a))
    B. Soyuncu (sou(h))
    C. Kelly (ars(h))
    D. Rico (Wat(h))

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

      Flip a coin!

      A, B

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Agreed!

        1. kamdaraji
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Thanks

    2. Kitman
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      A,B

  3. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    0FT 1.1 itb, g2g assuming no injuries?

    Cpt Salah/Vardy/Other?

    Guaita
    TAA Soy Lund
    Salah(c) Mane KDB Maddison Traore
    Vardy Ings

    Mouss Rico Willems

  4. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 10 days ago

    What to do here? 1 free transferrs and 0.6 in the bank

    Guaita Button
    TAA Soy Lund Aurier Reid
    Mane Salah KDB Grealish
    Vardy DCL Jimenez

    Aurier to Holgate so I can upgrade someone later or just go for Sidibe now?

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

      Yeah. Aurier move sounds good.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        To Holgate or Sidibe?

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

      I'd be tempted to Holgate then Grealish to Mads maybe

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah me too. Have to wait a week though because I need to do Jimenez to Ings before that

    3. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Would move Guaita to Ryan and wait a week on the Aurier to Sidibe move, think it's worth seeing how they perform again this week before bringing an Everton player in.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers! Guaita's fixtures are good after these two tough games so I don't feel a need to move him

        1. caldracula
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          The fixtures do look good but Palace keep finding a way to concede at the moment.

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 10 days ago

            So do Brighton

    4. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Aurier to Sidibe
      Guaita to Ryan
      Keep DCL for a few weeks then get Ings

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 10 days ago

        If I go for Holgate I can do Jimenez to Ings and Grealish to Maddison/Rich/Martial in two weeks. If I get Sidibe I can't get that upgrade but Sidibe will score more than Holgate. Tough choices

  5. jayzico
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    The reason I AM getting Salah is this:

    Ramsdale
    TAA Lund Dunk
    Salah Mane KDB Martial
    Vardy Ings DCL

    McGovern Cantwell Rico Kelly

    and MITB to upgrade McGovern to Fab for DGW

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

      I could get him over Robo but means downgrading Martial as if I kept your midfield then I'd have to go TAA, Lund, Rico, Kelly and Hanley in defence. Which is a no go

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      You must have serious high team value..?

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

        107

    3. Cruz88
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I have this at the moment:

      Henderson (Button)
      TAA Soy Lund (Rico, Kelly)
      Mane Martial Maddison KDB Sarr
      Vardy Ings Jiminez

      Also 107 TV and 2.6m ITB.

      However I'm still debating Salah or Robertson. For me, getting Salah would mean swapping out Martial and Sarr to a 4.3 mid, but Martial has a decent fixture that week. Or losing someone like Ings temporarily, which I'm also loathe to do. I'm leaning towards Rico and Kelly to Robbo and a 4m defender...

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

        sweet. very.

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

    Just out of interest! What is your highest Gameweek rank this year? And how much did it improve your rank?
    Mine was in GW12, GW rank 7222, OR 630K to 260K

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

      524,000... Went from 818k to 427k

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      GW12, GW rank 49,653, OR 183k to 68k

    3. Klein
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      21275.. went from 1.4mil to 44k lol but that was just gw2 so jump didnt mean much.

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      76k

      1.4m to 986k

    5. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      18,550 GW rank last GW, went from 6.5k to 1.5k

    6. gribude
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      GW6 65.221... from OR 691.595 to 107.213

    7. mojoindojo
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      90732 GR
      90732 OR.

      1. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        In GW1? Same here!

    8. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      GW11
      GW rank 117,272
      315k to 90k

    9. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      GW15 439,279, 60k to 34K.

      I'm about 38K OR and 439k was my highest rank in a gw heh!

    10. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      22,655 first GW

    11. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      GW6 OR 488k to 158k best 16k in GW16 & GW19

      1. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Oh, best individual GW was GW12 - 123k

    12. maratus
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      OR 936 820 -->> 30 640

  7. Your Man With The Hair
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Went to school with the guy Morrison is talking about here.. worth the 30 sec watch

    https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/clinton-morrison-stole-the-show-doing-punditry-this-weekend-690170

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

    A few notes on Aston Villa…

    - 3-4-3 system used for the first time by Dean Smith, in the New Year’s Day win over Burnley.

    - Mings, back from injury, was positioned in the middle of Konsa and Hause. The result – harder to break down, more comfortable dealing with balls into the box.

    - The result of playing with three at the back – wing-backs, and everyone loves a wing-back right?! Guilbert and Taylor performed well, but I’m more excited by Targett. He will likely replace Taylor once back from injury, and he’s going to thrive in this system, I’m sure of it.

    - 3-4-3 also helped the offensive trio (Trezeguet, Grealish, Wesley), and gave then a platform to thrive. Trezeguet was the most advanced of the three… Wesley offered the most goal threat… whilst Grealish was busy doing Grealish things, creating chances, and scored a cracking goal - worth noting it was his only shot of the game though.

    - Going forward, expect to see more of the 3-4-3, but the season ending injury to Wesley means we’ll dip into the transfer market soon. Giroud and Batshuayi have been linked, both of whom would be an upgrade on our current options Kodjia and Davis. Re the latter, it’s a misclassification by FPL, for some reason he’s listed as a midfielder, and comes in at just 4.3! Realistically, I doubt anyone will own him, but if he recovers from injury I actually think he’ll move ahead of Kodjia, and may start till a new forward is integrated into the squad.

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

      Interesting... Still would avoid villa for now, partly because I got rid of grealish last gw and too stubborn to go back on my move. Wonder how much you'll spend in Jan considering you went crazy over the summer. Got to say, I'm happy to see you struggling and we battered you :p. Your fans seemed to think you'd piss on us, lots seem deluded

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

        Yeah I think it's a wait and see. City up next, but then we have a run of Brighton, Watford and Bournemouth, so that could be the time.

        Think it'll be a couple of loans this window, Drinkwater sounds close.

        Jeez, all of the Villa fans I know thought we'd stuggle. Performances against Chelsea and Leicester leading up to it had been really poor.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I think City will thrash Villa. Team will be demoralised after the injuries.

      You’ll have no striker as you’re signing Drinkwater so won’t be able to get Batsman/Giroud

      1. Ason Willa
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Kodjia probably not worse than Wesley...

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

        Could happen, City can thrash most teams, I do feel a little more confident of keeping it respectable with this system tho.

    3. Ason Willa
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      I don't think Villa will get either of those Chelsea forwards. Giroud I think is intent on returning to France (or moving to Inter). Bats would be great, but I think that would only be possible if Chelsea land a forward. If they were already in advanced talks, then that might be possible, but Villa can't afford to wait in this transfer season.

      We've been linked with some absolute shockers, including Brighton's Murray. There is also talk about Benteke coming back, but I'm really not sure that's a good idea. Palace couldn't make use of Benteke or Bats, but I'm not sure if Palace have some other problems not related to the striker to make any sense of that. Bats seemed pretty good when loaned out in Germany.

      Back in the summer there was talk of Mitrovich and Morales.

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

        Yep I agree, Giroud and Batshuayi don't seem realistic, Smith needs to pull something out of the bag tho. Murray, Benteke no good to us, IMO.

        1. Ason Willa
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          There was also talk of Sturridge, but that's way too risky despite his skill.

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

            Yeah, not keen on that. There is probably more value abroad, but I'm not sure that's an option the position we're in.

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      - Villa are crap

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Got Heaton out this week!

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

          My worst decision getting him on the WC a couple of weeks ago. What was I thinking?

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

        Can't argue with that, Grealish still looking good though despite this.

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      You think KDB is a good shout for captaincy against Villa this week?

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

        Yep, I do, I'm currently on Vardy for captaincy but de Bruyne will be vice.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Got it on Vardy too I dont want to miss his birthday party :p

          But KDB is tempting.

    6. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers for that. With Wesley out, can we see Mid budget playing as a striker?

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 9 days ago

        Yep I could see Davis starting, but he isn’t fit yet so it looks like it’ll be Kodjia tomorrow vs Leicester.

  9. Rave_1980
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Hi All,

    A little advice much appreciated.

    Pope
    Soyunco - TAA - Lundstram
    Maddison - Salah - KDB - Traore
    Vardy - Ings - Jimenez

    McGovern - Cantwell - Rico - Kelly

    2FT // 5m ITB

    Would you:
    A - Maddison to Mane and roll 1FT (Continue to play 3-4-3)
    B - Cantwell and Jimenez to Mane and Greenwood (Play 3-5-2)

    With the LEI and WOL fixtures this week will probably look to do this next game week ready for the LIV DGW.

    Thank you.

  10. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Play Grealish (MCI) or Holgate (BHA)?

  11. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 10 days ago

    Who to bench Soy or Grealish?

  12. DannyDrinkVodka
      7 months, 10 days ago

      If you had to choose one - captain:

      A)Rashford
      B)Martial

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

        Rashford

        1. kamdaraji
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          C) De Gea

    • Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Interesting to Man City 6th worst for xGC and 4th worst for Big Chances Conceded over the 4 matches.

      Those thinking of benching Grealish this weekend could potentially be stung again.

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

        Avl 4th worst for xG though.

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

          They also played some tough sides
          Lei wol shu are no walk in the park.

        2. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Yep, fair enough. You have to wonder who will be able to put the (few) chances Villa/Grealish will be able to create against City.

      2. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Grealish will barely touch the ball.

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Might get a pen hopefully haha

    • Stig
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 10 days ago

      Best replacement for Gazzaniga?

      Ryan or Fabianski?

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Ryan

      2. Almathkourq8
          7 months, 10 days ago

          Ryan

      3. IrishRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Which two to bench? Currently on AC

        A. Soyuncu
        B. Lundstram
        C. Grealish
        D. Sarr
        E. Ings

      4. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 10 days ago

        Play one
        A) Soyuncu (SOU)
        B) Rico (WAT)
        C) Gomez (tot)

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

          Wowzers

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

          A

          1. Almathkourq8
              7 months, 10 days ago

              A

          2. IrishRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            A

            1. kamdaraji
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              A

          3. Klein
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            C

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

          Looking at Kelly (or rico) out next week for a cheap replacement...
          A. Holgate (whu NEW wat CRY ars)
          B. Stephens (WOL cry liv BUR AVL)
          C. Other def below 4.8 (Watford, West Ham for the dubious double etc)

        4. Almathkourq8
            7 months, 10 days ago

            What to do here!

            Fabianski (Ryan)
            Rico TAA lord Lund (dunk kelly)
            kdb mane Alli grealish (Cantwell)
            Vardy rashford ingsy

            0.3 itb and 1FT

            A) Mane to salah
            B) save
            D) any suggestions would be great

            Thank you in advance

            1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Rash to DCL and Alli to Sterling/Salah... Either that or save.

          • kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            How long do we think Kelly will keep his place?

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

              Until Palace get some defenders fit, or buy some new ones...so probably about four years.

            2. Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Till Ward is out or they sign new player..I think.

          • FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 10 days ago

            Really torn on who to captain between Sterling and Vardy. Guess cup games will give me a bit more information. Sterling got two more days of rest (if they both play). Who would you go with?

            1. kamdaraji
              • 11 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Vardy

              1. Almathkourq8
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Vardy

              2. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Vardy the safe pick, Sterling the one to get you up the ranks if he bangs.

              3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Bringing Sterling for this

            2. Maddamotha
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Why Im selling Trent before blank, Why Im getting Traore, and now Why Im not getting Salah before the doubles. Hasnt really worked out, has it...

              1. farmerfat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Agreed.
                I often feel these articles are written to make the author feel good about their decision which could backfire.

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  AVFC82, Zophar & Lateriser have written some quality pieces in this series which have been really helpful to me.

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

                    100% agree - unfortunately these can get lost though.

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

                      And I'm not saying most articles are necessarily "bad" - just the real gems are sometimes harder to find with the amount of articles there are, including detailed match reports on every single game which I'm not 100% sure are needed.

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 months, 10 days ago

                        No I agree with that even I dont read the match reports. Seems a bit too much but kudos to the FFS team for putting them together. Its helpful for those people who dont get watch matches at all.

                        I mostly like the members articles and some of the guys I mentioned have been writing quality stuff in this series which I hope to see more of in the future.

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

                          You can access match reports on hundreds of different sites though - it's the unique content from the likes of Lateriser and Tom that (for the hardcore) should be the site's USP, alongside the (now dead) community aspect. Clicks are king though now.

              2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Counter-productive click-baitery.

                1. kamdaraji
                  • 11 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  He should have done an article on why he's doing a dry January

            3. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 10 days ago

              Is it just me, or does Rashford seem like the best captaincy option this week?
              Have a feeling he will outscore Vardy.

              1. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                nah not for me

                1. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Southampton have been pretty good at the back recently.
                  Just a feeling.

              2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                If that's your feeling go for it, but posting it here will just attract negativity.

                1. farmerfat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Rate my team tool reckons Rashford too, so at-least the computer agrees with me :p

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

                    Hopefully it will have a word with VAR for you to help you out a bit 😉

              3. DannyDrinkVodka
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  I'm with you.......also considering Martial

                • melvinmbabazi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  My captain

              4. ResultatFar
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Best Mid for below 7.2m? Currently own Grealish in that bracket. He has to play this gameweek and then be first on bench:

                A) Sarr
                B) Noble
                C) Doucure
                D) Fornals
                E) Other - but who??

                1. ResultatFar
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Traore also looks like a good option?

              5. aidmata
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Ramsdale Button

                Kelly TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Sidibe

                Salah KDB Martial Maddison Traore

                Ings Vardy Jimenez

                Got 2FT with 0.2 ITB - no idea what to do this week and reluctant to burn 1FT. Any suggestions?

                1. Bavarian
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  If no pressing issues, Ramsdale > Ryan

              6. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                VAR checking possible captaincy options

                1. kamdaraji
                  • 11 Years
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  check complete. VARdy wins

              7. BraxterStockman
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Who to get instead of Alli

                A) Maddison
                B) Richarlison

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

                  Maddison.

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

                  Is that a ghostbusters reference, or a Toni Braxton reference?

              8. SCOUT PICKS CHAMPION LOTTERY - GAMEWEEK 22
                andy85wsm
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                We're back to a little bit of normality this week as the Christmas and New Year period has ended and we have a bit of time to get our Scout Champion picked.

                Think you have the eye to pick the differentials and form a winning team vs the Scout Picks? We need a Community Champion to represent us vs the Scout Picks for Gameweek 22.

                The Community Champion picks a team including a captain to go up against the Scout Picks, within a budget of 85m and in a playable FPL formation. Whichever Gameweek champion beats the Scout’s team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher!

                If you're interested in applying, email Geoff (geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk) with your FFS username and FPL Team ID.

                The Champion will be picked by the end of Wednesday, so make sure to enter by then! The Champion then has until 11am Friday morning to send in their team.

                Good luck!

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

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

                Any Suggestions?

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

                Thanks

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  Aurier to Gomez?i did this

              10. Tinmen
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Folks, has Tomori lost his place completely in the team ?

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  yes

                  1. Tinmen
                    • 7 Years
                    7 months, 10 days ago

                    A shame that. Zouma is poor

              11. Chelsea91
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 10 days ago

                Henderson
                Taa,Lund,Gomez
                Maddy,Mane,Kdb,Cantwell
                Jimmy,Vardy(c),Rash

                Button Ali,Rico,Cantwell

                Any changes needed? Appreciate on the comment

                1. Chelsea91
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 10 days ago

                  bench not cantwell but hanley

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

                  Alli vs Cantwell could go either way, I’d rather go with Alli though, just.

                  1. Chelsea91
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 10 days ago

                    i think liverpool will keep cs