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What can FPL managers expect from new Liverpool signing Takumi Minamino?

It’s early days, but Japanese star Takumi Minamino‘s (£6.5m) move to Liverpool could be the January transfer window’s stand-out piece of business.

The former Red Bull Salzburg attacker has joined the Reds for £7.25m – an almost laughably small fee in today’s inflated market given his record at the Austrian side.

We have assessed what Minamino has already achieved and what he can deliver for Fantasy managers for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

THE HISTORY AND STATISTICS

Minamino joined Japanese side Cerezo Osaka’s youth team at 12 and progressed through their academy system.

He made his first-team debut in 2012, ending that season with one goal from five appearances.

Clear progress was made over the next two seasons – he scored eight times in 38 matches to win the 2013 J.League best newcomer award – and that prompted a number of European clubs to show interest in signing him.

Red Bull Salzburg won that particular race and Minamino quickly established himself in the Austrian outfit’s midfield before being employed as a winger, on either flank, as a second striker and even a centre forward in later campaigns.

That versatility is one of his key strengths – in the 20 games he played in all competitions for Salzburg this season, he was used in five different roles across the midfield and attack, scoring nine goals and setting up another ten.

Overall in Austria, Minamino’s attacking stats are deeply impressive, with 64 goals and 44 assists across 199 appearances.

He’s also shone for the Japan national side, scoring 11 times in 22 appearances.

COMPARISONS

The following table – collated from figures for the 2019/20 season so far – highlights Minamino’s ability to both feed off chances and create them.

But what is most impressive is how well he has performed in the Champions League; a competition considerably more demanding than the Austrian Bundesliga.

Although the 24-year-old was already being monitored by Liverpool, he had the good sense to showcase his talents by scoring against them at Anfield in a thrilling 4-3 Champions League loss.


Mins per shotMins per shot in boxMins per shot on targetMins per chance created
Minamino (ABL)43.36575.853.5
Minamino (CL)3039.210242.5
Firmino26.731.967.970.8
Mané33.739.766.144.1
Origi44.750.313480.4
Salah22.227.246.551.5

THE PROSPECTS

Despite being mostly employed on the flanks by Salzburg this season, Minamino’s natural fit at Liverpool could well involve providing cover for (and eventually replacing) Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) through the middle – a position he occupied for the 70 minutes of his debut against Everton in the FA Cup.

That’s certainly the opinion of the coach who handed him his Cerezo Osaka debut, Levir Culpi, who has talked of the need for Minamino to become ‘an absolute regular, not a handyman’ at Liverpool, adding that the Japanese star can be ‘a more determined player’ than Firmino.

The new signing’s English debut, in the FA Cup against Everton, strengthened that notion as Jurgen Klopp started him down the middle, supported by Divock Origi (£5.2m) and Harvey Elliott (£4.5m) on the flanks.

Minamino had 33 touches and enjoyed an 86.4 per cent pass completion rate as he made a promising start to his Liverpool career.

But in the short term, the new signing will be hard pushed to dislodge any of the Reds’ fabled front three from their starting roles, so his versatility should at least guarantee him action from the bench as a replacement for any one of that trio of attackers, or as the more advanced member of the side’s midfield three.

With Champions League duties returning in February, Klopp’s need to rotate his squad could prompt him to start Minamino in a Premier League fixture or two.

And should the Reds go on to win the league title as early as their current healthy lead suggests they might, more consistent domestic action could come his way during April and May – particularly if Liverpool are still in the hunt for a second successive Champions League crown.

Minamino has consistently delivered both goals and assists in his career to date, but his move to the Premier League is a big step up in quality compared to the Austrian Bundesliga.

Then again, his record in the Champions League suggests he relishes the challenges posed by tougher opponents.

Klopp was his usual effusive self when talking about his new signing’s debut:

Super, outstanding. Exactly the player we wanted, exactly the player we wished for. Your first game in a team you don’t know, if it’s a settled team it’s already difficult – this team we threw more or less on the pitch with two sessions together. And then showing this kind of game understanding, football skills are exceptional, attitude is outstanding, led the chasing pack so often in different situations, which I loved.

That love won’t buy him too many Premier League starts for now – unless key injuries work in his favour.

But his versatility should gain him some pitch-time and there is a very real prospect of much heavier involvement if Liverpool continue on their all-conquering way.

And if he is consistently employed in the Firmino role, his FPL classification as a midfielder could mark him out as a late-season bargain offering the potential for explosive attacking returns.

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633 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which option looks better for GW24?

    A) Sterling + Baldock/Soy —> Son + Robertson
    B) Sterling + Baldock/Soy —> Mane + Holgate

    Ryan, (Button)
    TAA, Lund, Soy (Baldock, Kelly)
    Salah, KDB, Sterling, Grealish (Dend)
    Vardy, Jiminez, Ings

    1. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        And lose Baldock as you have Lundy

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    4. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I would keep sterling

  2. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Anyone watched a Nou Camp game? Easy to get tickets for a run-of-the-mill La Liga fixture?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Relatively easy but very expensive

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This seems to be the case, but wondering if overlooking something obvious. Which route did you use?

    2. Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Barca fan here from London - I go once a season and simply buy them from their site for those kind of league games.

      Because it's a 'special' trip for me I'm happy paying a fair chunk. Good atmosphere if you sit towards the Gol Nord or on the sides towards that goal.

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Spanish La Liga fixture times don't get confirmed until maybe 3-4 weeks before the fixture. So be careful about booking a weekend trip with a Sunday night return flight just in case the fixture is pushed to 20:00 on a Sunday evening!

        Kick-offs in Spain tend to be later than in the UK.

        1. Ser Davos
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Wonderful info, appreciate it.

          Was reading about the "Free Seat" system here:

          https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187497-c169881/Barcelona:Spain:Fc.Barcelona.101.A.How.To.Guide.html

          1. Cricket_Badger
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No worries, and thanks for that link - I didn't know about quite a bit of the info on there! The Siente Lliure system is really appreciated by the fans I know for sure.

            I usually try to time my trips for when there are 2 home games in the week so I'm *hoping* / praying to be able to make it for Napoli (H) and Leganes (H) in mid-March but time will tell.

  3. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kiko confirmed out for this GW. Down to two on the bench this week then!

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who's on pens at Brighton?

    1. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maupay

  5. Jindaljain
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bench 1 ... Traore, grealish, Ings

    1. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      grealish

    2. fplking14
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ings up against a tough defense.

  6. Hodg55
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Play Ings or Soy?

    1. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      ings

  7. Tottenham without Kane
    avfc82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tottenham Hotspur have this evening confirmed Harry Kane will be sidelined until April and will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

    Spurs do not have an out and out replacement, and will likely turn to either Heung-min Son or Lucas Moura to lead the line.

    How well do you see Spurs coping without their talisman?

    Will you now consider Son or Moura for your squads, or is it a wait and see?

    If Spurs are forced into the transfer market, who do you think would be a good fit?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I'm bringing in Son in GW 24 for Willian.

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think they will get a new striker and cam in the transfer window. But yeah, Son is a good shout...

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I am avoiding for now, spurs not looking great. Priorities elsewhere for most with DG24 incoming. It’s one to monitor.

    4. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      They might bid for Wesley :p

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        🙂

    5. No Professionals
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Ings?

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Pool all over again

    6. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Son essential for GW24 and after

    7. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I said earlier that it'll be interesting to see what they do because Jose prefers a striker that he can go direct to, especially aerially and Son/Moura aren't that. I assume he'll want to sign someone but whether Levy will let him is another matter.

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        We're now entering stage 3 Mourinho.
        8 months ahead of schedule

    8. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Llorente

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Don't they have Parrot? And What happened to Janssen?

    9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mourinho will drive them into the ground - they've always looked terrible defensively under him and now after the initial bounce also look terrible going forward as well

      Will spurs ever score more than a goal or two in a game again under Jose? Let alone do it regularly enough to justify premium assets??

      Avoid like the bubonic plague itself...

      Is one possible school of thought

      Another is that in Kane's absence - any or all of Alli, Moura & Son could benefit from being allowed a bit more "OOP-ness" (oooh matron! 😉 ) and possibly become even better FPL options as a result - Alli has flourished points wise under MouMou, being only 7 points behind Mane since Jose took over - could he take things up yet another notch in Kane's absence?

      I don't know what to believe 🙂

    10. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I want to see them bring in a new midfielder. It’s more of a priority than any other position, in my opinion.

      I think with Son, Lucas, Alli and the youngster Parrott, they should be okay, but desperately need someone deeper who can compliment Ndombele.

      1. Cricket_Badger
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Any possible loan moves out there - Ibra? 😉

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          He went to Milan.

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Which leaves the door open for Piatek

      2. Lateriser 12
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        They need a forward Tom. Check the stats in my article last time Kane was out. Moura stands out

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nice, will have a look.

          Thing is, without a new midfielder, they’re not going to be able to control games, hence why I think its more of a priority.

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            "... without a new midfielder, they’re not going to be able to control games ...". +1.

        2. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Do you have a link please?

    11. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      They’ve lost sissoko too. Ndombele is always injured. Not looking good under Mourinho after the initial bounce. It’s a wait to see if anything changes situation!

    12. Van La Parranormal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Troy Parrott

    13. BATISTUTA ®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Mitro

    14. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Last time kane was injured, spurs attacking stats improved and both son and moura played very well.

    15. laGan1n1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Benteke

    16. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Perhaps that young back up striker gets some game time, some game time, I forget his name, forget his name.

    17. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Spurs are reportedly after AC Milan's Piatek.
      ADVICE: if they land him and he scores on the first game, Perma captain him till the end of the year.

      This guy's form is either Vardy or Tosun. no middle ground for this Pol.

    18. iL PiStOlErO
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Sonny in for Alli next week is the plan here.

    19. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      When is BE press conference ??
      Need news on Madison

      1. Sotamendi84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        they say tomorrow

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thank you

    20. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      if maddison is out:
      A) play connolly (eve)
      B) play kelly (ARS)
      C) get salah (-4)?

      1. Hughes the Daddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        C

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    21. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who to captain?

      A Salah
      B Rashy
      C KdB
      D Vardy

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        c

      2. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I am going B

    22. Indio
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hi all,

      Is it worth losing Rash to double up on Mane and Salah? (Shipping out Alli). Would leave me with following:

      Ryan, Button
      TAA, Sidibe, Lunds, Kelly, Rico
      Salah, Mane, Grealish, KDB, Cantwell,
      Tammy, Vardy, DCL

      (Pope, Alli, and Rash > Ryan, Mane and DCL; 2 FTs).

      1. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        not this week.

        1. Indio
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yes exactly, I'd hold Rash for NOR. Apart from that though, does it make sense?

      2. Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I am doing it next week

        1. Indio
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thanks. I have exact coin, so it's touch and go looking at FPL stats!

    23. Eriksen Maestro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      0 FT, 3.6 ITB, thoughts lads? Worth taking a hit anywhere?

      Henderson,

      TAA, Lundstrom, Sidibe

      Mane, KDB(vc), Lucas, Grealish

      Vardy, Rashford(c), Deulofeu

      Button, Rico, Hayden, Bardsley*

      1. Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Good to go

    24. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Best replacement for Kane?

      A. Ings
      B. Jimenez
      C. Firmino
      D. DCL

      1. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        b

      2. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd be tempted by Jimenez for a couple of weeks.

      4. Aeu96197
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

    25. fplking14
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Richarlison, Traore or Sarr?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sarr

      2. Eriksen Maestro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Rich

      3. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Sarr.

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm thinking about sticking the armband on him, punty I know but think he could do well this week. Got decent numbers, passing the eye test, Watford energised and Bou have been shaky of late. Salah, KDB, Vardy etc far more sensible options and probably where I should be looking but armband on Sarr currently.

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yikes have all 3
        Depends who you are replacing
        Rich Sarr Traore in order

    26. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Think I'll go Auba over Jimenez to give me something to watch in 12.30 KO on saturday

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Decent call

        Palace can barely name eleven. I’d consider switching to Kun in 23 the position is so desperate

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Nice

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        would prefer jimi over auba

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Only for next 2, price irrelevant tho

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            ahh ok 😉

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd rather not watch the early KO

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          No doubt I'll watch it

    27. beetlejuice
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Kane to Agüero makes sense ?

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Prefer Auba (less chance of rotation). Good fixtures

      2. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Auba has better fixtures and is fully nailed, assuming you already have Vardy

    28. tielleman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is Fleck a good enabler for bringing in Mane and Salah?

      1. Lucky Z
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I'd go with Hayden and save 0.6 if he would be a fodder

      2. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cantwell is better

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Mooy

    29. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Fellaini to West Ham...

    30. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Guys, plz help to bench 2 from the below:

      A. Alli
      B. Soyuncu
      C. Lundstram
      D. Grealish

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        difficult one, AB

    31. Aladdin Sané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      1) Pope to:

      A) Ryan
      B) Fab

      2) Best midfield differential until GW24 (up to £9.0)?

      1. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Fab
        Dilva?

    32. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      What to do with Alli? Not keen on rich or martial unless someone has good arguments for one of them.
      a. dilva
      b. sarr
      c. other suggestion

      2ft 1.7itb
      ryan
      evans TAA lundstram
      maddison KDB alli* mane traore
      rashford vardy

      pope dunk rico connolly

    33. wonkeydonkey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Best defender for £4.3m or less?

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Stephens

      2. Jullepuu
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Stephens

        • Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          cathcart

          1. wonkeydonkey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Reckon Cathcart is the best Watford Def? Was looking at Kilo?

        • Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Pablo Zabaleta... if you want to be different

          1. wonkeydonkey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Poor fixture though?

        • Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          bernardo; playing wingback with Burn out for 2 months

          1. wonkeydonkey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            How nailed though?

      3. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        After listening to Lateriser on meet the manager, I have decided to switch captain to Jimi from KDB. Can't argue with his track record...

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Incredibly boring I must say.

          1. Gnu Scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I don't think he'll give a flying fox what you think.

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I know. It's my opinion though. Think Jimenez is such a safe choice, KDB can explode and this week seems like a week he will.

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                A safe choice? Surely the safe choice would be Vardy.

        2. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Good luck!

      4. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Just seen the news that Maddison has an “injury”. Anybody have anymore info? I’m on WC and really want to keep him.

        1. Arse Craic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Head injury perhaps. More info expected tomorrow

          1. HollywoodXI
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks. Apparently he was carrying an injury at the end of the Villa game. Anybody know which part of him was hanging off?

        2. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          There should be a presser tomorrow

      5. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Hi....best kane replacement please? (and Salah enabler).... have got vardy and maupay.

        A....jiminez...(2 good fixtures then tougher)

        B.... dcl and 1.9m (good fixtures longer term)

        Rivals I'm chasing have ings so not going there. Thanks

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          And the 4th highest scorer in the game is .... He also faces a team with only one first choice defender

          (Doesn’t enable Mo of course)

          1. Flynny
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Auba?

            Not interested.....

      6. Hodg55
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Willian worth a 2 week punt for Alli?

      7. sentz05
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Really need help here ...

        2FTs so 1FT to burn

        Rams Button
        TAA Soy Aurier Lund Holgate
        Martial KDB Salah Maddison Dend
        Ings Vardy Jimi

        1. Cricket_Badger
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I have the same front 8 + TAA + Lund and I'm in a similar pickle.

          Waiting for news on Maddison (tomorrow apparently?) before I make any moves. Would like Rashford for Norwich but feel safer that I have Martial who didn't start midweek so will be fresher?

      8. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Is it too risky going Sidibé over Soyuncu?

        Sidibé: kind of a differential, attacking, bps magnet, and great fixtures

        Soynucu: cover (many have Lei defenders), but Ndidi out make me wonder how they'll cope

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Cover schmuvva. I sold Soyuncu a week or two ago. He's not really doing that great dconsidering he's part of a relatively awesome defence. I wish I sold Aurier instead, but there are better value defenders than both. Sidibe is probably one of those.

          1. Kevin de Blanke
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Ive done it...

          nice to step away from the template every now and then

          1. Kevin de Blanke
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yes, I'm slowly building a 50/50 template/differential team

            Sidibé it is then

      9. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Gtg? Son, Rashford to Ings, Salah or Rico, Rashford to Robertson, Ings gw24, is my curent plan.

        Pope
        Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
        Mane, Kdb, Son, Traore
        Abraham, Vardy, Rashford

        Rico, Dendoker, Kelly

      10. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Who to bench?

        A) Cantwell (mun)
        B) Rico (WAT)

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          rico - watford will score for sure