Scout Notes

Fabianski injury latest as Moyes fails first real West Ham test

Sheff Utd 1-0 West Ham

Goals: Oli McBurnie (£5.7m)

Assists: John Fleck (£4.9m)

Bonus Points: Fleck x3, Enda Stevens x2 (£5.1m), McBurnie x1

West Ham failed their first real test under new manager David Moyes as they lost 1-0 at Sheffield United on Friday night.

Following a 4-0 win over out-of-form Bournemouth last time out, and FA Cup progress at the expense of League One Gillingham, there was plenty of interest in Hammers assets ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

However, after a miserable performance at Bramall Lane, and fresh injury concern for Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m), Fantasy Premier League managers may well be removing West Ham players from their radars already.

There was short-lived interest in Masuaku during West Ham’s defeat at Sheffield United

Lined up in a 3-4-2-1 formation, presumably to match Sheffield United’s 3-5-2 system, Moyes’ men offered very little in the way of creativity for most of Gameweek 22’s opener, until Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) emerged from the bench in the second half.

There was some excitement among the Fantasy community when Arthur Masuaku (£4.2m) was named as an attacking wing-back as the Gameweek 22 deadline passed but he was virtually anonymous all evening.

Furthermore, his presence in the team meant that Aaron Cresswell (£4.7m) was a member of the back-three and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m), who had shown some form coming into Gameweek 22, was left on the bench with Snodgrass.

Masuaku did have one moment of note in the first half when he found some space behind George Baldock (£5.0m) but could only blaze his shot horribly wide.

He was then replaced by Snodgrass in the 69th minute as Moyes did away with the 3-4-2-1 line-up and moved back to a more traditional 4-2-3-1.

Snodgrass provided some impetus for West Ham in the closing stages

It was in this set-up, with Snodgrass in the side, that West Ham did ask some questions of the Sheffield United defence but arguably it was too little too late.

As soon as he came on, Snodgrass delivered a perfect free-kick to the far-post which Sébastien Haller (£7.0m) hooked back across goal and into the net, only to have it correctly ruled out for offside.

“I’ve been quite impressed by Seb(astien Haller) especially. Trying to get him more support, we tried to do that tonight. I thought in the first half he had a great couple (of) chances. Overall, I have been pleased with him.” – David Moyes

Later in the game, Snodgrass thought that he had scored a stoppage-time equaliser, only for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to rule it out for a handball against Declan Rice (£4.7m) in the build-up.

Admittedly, West Ham did not deserve a great deal from the game anyway although they were not helped at all by another injury to first-choice goalkeeper Fabianski.

West Ham fans will once again sweat on the fitness of Fabianski

He only returned from a long-term hip injury in Gameweek 20 but looks likely to have suffered a recurrence of that problem after taking a goal-kick on Friday night.

“It looks like a recurrence of his hip injury. He felt something in his thigh. He was a big miss when we didn’t have him before and I’m hoping that he won’t be out for long but obviously until we get the scan we won’t be able to say conclusively what it is.” – David Moyes

However, the fact that his absence caused issues for the team is no mere mitigating circumstance for another poor team performance as far as Fantasy managers are concerned. It has become very clear this season that Fabianski is one of the most important players at West Ham, the rest of the team prone to crumbling when he’s not around.

Roberto‘s (£4.4m) performances have been nothing short of dreadful this season while David Martin (£4.1m) has hardly been blameless either. In fact, it was the latter’s mistake that cost West Ham any share of the spoils on Friday night.

Sheffield United scored their only goal of the night as Martin and Balbuena got their wires crossed

In the 54th minute, Martin misplaced a ball out of the back to Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m), his pass overshooting the centre-back and winding up in no man’s land. That allowed John Fleck (£4.9m) to pounce on the scraps and bear down on goal, only needing to square to Oli McBurnie (£5.7m), who stabbed it home under the retreating goalkeeper.

Seeing the Hammers look so poor without Fabianski once again should arguably make us feel a little for Manuel Pellegrini. Had the Polish goalkeeper remained fit this season, he might still be in the job and Moyes will certainly have his work cut out if the former Arsenal goalkeeper is out for any great length of time.

Should Fabianski still be injured by the time Double Gameweek 24 comes around, it will be very hard to justify including any of his colleagues when they are set to face two of the best teams in the league, Leicester and Liverpool.

In fact, the absence of Fabianski could come as a huge blessing to Fantasy managers who had been considering the Triple Captain chip for Double Gameweek 24.

Having seen mistakes from both Martin and Roberto this season, the prospect of Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) and Sadio Mané (£12.3m) facing a Fabianski-less West Ham defence is arguably the stuff of FPL dreams.

It will be interesting to see if Moyes moves for another goalkeeper now that the transfer window has opened. He was asked about resigning Darren Randolph on Friday night and indicated it was a possibility.

“Well I’m only just here so I’m still finding my way in terms of what the players can do but I think it’s been well-documented that having another goalkeeper to choose from might be a good thing to have.” – David Moyes

“(Asked about signing Darren Randolph): I’m not sure because we’re just waiting on a small injury that is improving so hopefully (that situation) will improve soon.” – David Moyes

Up next for West Ham’s uninspiring attack is a home meeting with Carlo Ancelotti’s new-look Everton side.

In order for any Hammers assets to receive serious consideration for the Double Gameweek, huge improvements will have to be made. As already mentioned, it’s hard to read much into recent wins over Bournemouth and Gillingham, and in the Hammers’ first testing outing, they fell woefully short.

Lundstram was unfortunate not to get attacking returns against West Ham

It must be said that Sheffield United were not exactly at their best either, which to some extent, is more of a damning indictment of how poor West Ham were.

“Yeah, it was a little bit (flat) so we had to grind it out a little bit. It’s a huge three points for us. We were caught in between whether to press or drop off an protect. We didn’t react or anticipate or get players out of tight situations. In the second half, I wanted us to be more physical.” – Chris Wilder

Either way, the Blades still rewarded those invested in their defence, providing an eighth clean sheet of the campaign. At close of play on Friday night, this put them level with Leicester for shut-outs in 2019/20.

This latest clean sheet was Sheffield United’s fifth from a possible 11 at Bramall Lane this season. While Manchester City are the next side to frequent Sheffield, the fact that Bournemouth (Gameweek 26), Brighton (Gameweek 27) and Norwich (Gameweek 29) are among the next four visiting sides at Bramall Lane should help maintain interest in the likes of John Lundstram (£5.1m) and Dean Henderson (£4.9m).

The former had another outing in which he was, to some extent, unfortunate not to get any attacking returns.

Lundstram’s late eighth-minute run into the box saw him nearly connect with a Fleck cross at the back-post and 10 minutes later, he saw his close-range effort turned away from Balbuena.

Lundstram in action against West Ham

Towards the close of the first period, Sheffield United’s dynamic number seven found himself on the right flank, turned Rice inside and played a sweeping cross to the back post with his left foot, which was just short of some definitive contact from McBurnie.

After the hour-mark, Lundstram had another chance to assist, playing a clever through-ball to an overlapping Baldock, whose shot at the near-post was blocked and put out for a corner by Cresswell.

Lundstram was replaced by Muhamed Bešić (£4.4m) in the 70th minute, having taken some criticism but banking his clean sheet, although, with the help of VAR, his colleagues also cashed in on that too.

“We try to play out with the three (in midfield). With their system today we should have got Basham and O’Connell out a lot more with Ollie Norwood but, to be fair, they jumped on him a little bit. I didn’t think, from our point of view, our midfield players were at their best with the ball. They gave it away cheaply. They’re a lot better than that usually but the energy that they give us and the structure that they give us (is good). In this system, if teams are playing three at the back then one of them has got to go and release onto the third centre-half. Fleck did that better second half and Lundstram did that better second half.” – Chris Wilder

It must be said that there were a few moments during the game in which Sheffield United were lucky to hold onto their clean sheet, John Egan (£4.5m) inadvertently at fault both times.

In the 29th minute, the centre-back failed to properly deal with a forward pass from Martin, his header allowing Felipe Anderson (£6.6m) to bear down on Henderson through the middle. Although it would have been completely against the run of play, the Brazilian really should have scored but he screwed his effort wide.

Henderson made two important stops but one was one short of earning save-point

In the closing stages, Henderson was forced into two excellent stops from Manuel Lanzini (£6.2m), the first coming from a well-placed free-kick, the second a close-range effort after Egan’s slip had allowed the Argentinian into the penalty box unopposed.

Finally, we should discuss Fleck, who was arguably the best player on the pitch. It was his pressing that led to the opening strike, the resulting assist his sixth attacking return of the campaign, and he easily could have been involved in more goals.

In the 49th minute, Fleck had two rasping efforts on goal from the edge of the box after an Oliver Norwood (£4.9m) cross was cleared, the first blocked and the other fizzing just wide.

In the 73rd minute, the midfielder played a perfectly-weighted through-ball to McBurnie on the edge of the box, the centre-forward executing a clever dummy, which sent substitute Lys Mousset (£4.8m) through on goal, although he could only aim an effort at Martin.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram (Bešić 70′), Baldock; McGoldrick (Mousset 59′), McBurnie (Sharp 84′).

West Ham United XI (3-4-2-1): Fabianski (Martin 15′); Cresswell, Ogbonna, Balbuena; Masuaku (Snodgrass 69′), Rice, Noble, Zabaleta; Anderson, Lanzini (Fornals 84′), Haller.

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804 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BenjoBD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Just hit the WC button...

    Mccarthy, Button
    Gomez, soy. Lund, Holgate, kelly
    Mane, Salah, KDB, Son, Traore
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

    0.9 in the bank so up to 6.5m in that Traore position to rotate players like Sarr, Grealish etc.

    What do you think people?

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It’s the 11th of Jan mate.

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

      Needs TAA

    3. mojoindojo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Get TAA

      1. BenjoBD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'd have to get rid of Son for TAA which I could well do long term. But I'm interested in him being Spurs' no9 for this game today.

        1. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          You know the deadline for this week was yesterday right? Your WC is for next gameweek

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

    Any suggested moves to make with this lot?

    Schmeichel
    Trent sidibe dunk
    Kdb maddison mane grealish Salah
    Vardy ings

    Button lundy Greenwood Williams

    2ft .5itb

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Jimenez

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

        How?

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I would do Salah to Son, Ings to Jimenez and double up on Liverpool defence

          1. liverpool01
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            But your team looks good and you're more keen on double up of Mane and Salah

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

              Yea, thanks for input but I am sticking with double attack.

    2. ameisin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd say GTG, and you're set up for the next few GWs.

      Feels strange discarding a FT but sometimes there's nothing to improve.

  3. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best Kiko replacement? Small £4.4 budget, so looking at Holgate or Montoya perhaps

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Holgate easily

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Stephens

    3. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cathcart

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Saiss

  4. woodsy1970
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Might put alli back in my team if he is on penalties. Spurs do get a lot of them.

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      RIP OR

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Do they? Can't remember many this season.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Might not get as many without streetwise Harry

    4. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      We definitely don't get that many. Even the stonewallers

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ali is a penalty himself for any team

  5. FortunesAlwaysHiding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I dont know what game David Munday was watching but I think the report of last night's game is unfair on West Ham. I felt we actually played quite well and were unlucky to not get anything from the game.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Completely agree. Very over the top criticism.

    2. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Unlucky really bit harsh on the goal ruled out at the end but you'll survive the drop again no doubt

    3. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I can't remember West Ham doing anything until Snodgrass came on.

      1. FortunesAlwaysHiding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Felipe Anderson went close, as did Haller.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Haller caused some problems and Anderson looked bright in the first half. Their problem was the team were so stretched, making Haller too isolated for the most part.

        Id go as far as to say West Ham looked to have more overall individual quality in a game were neither team really looked like scoring from a team effort.

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

          Yeah they both looked poor. Haller needs some help up there, he looks lost.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Disagree. I thought West Ham were terrible. Things improved in the second half after Fornals and Snodgrass came on. But Anderson and Lanzini have gone backwards. Haller looks out of place. Zabaleta is past it. A team with more pace could take West Ham apart IMO. Really exploit the immobility of Rice and Noble in the midfield.

    5. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Both teams looked poor tbh

    6. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      West ham played sht. No attack. I was hoping for some Hendo save points but I got none

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A tad biased this article imo. West Ham weren't good but neither was Sheffield. Scrappy game all aroubd and considering West Ham were away at a difficult ground the performance wasn't that bad. Also disagree about masuaku. His advanced positions alone makes him a good pick at 4.2. if only the fixtures weren't so poor right now

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

      I can't see Masuaku starting many games after seeing the impact Snodgrass had when he replaced him.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thats a good point tbh.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sheff Utd created the better chances. Lundstram blocked off the line. A close Egan header. Mousset missing a one-on-one and the goal itself.

      Per xG: SHU 2.14 - 0.86 WHM

    3. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      West Ham were robbed of a point IMO. Possession and stats don't form part of the result. Teams can work on defensive shape and discipline in training which is also part of the game. It's not all about shots on target and possession. The handball rule is flawed. VAR needs to introduce judgement from the officials in terms of intent and if the arm was in a natural position. They won't get every decision right but it can't be worse than the current zero tolerance rule.

  7. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hi guys. How am i looking for next week?

    Ryan
    Trent / Soy / Rico
    Mane / KDB / Alli /Martial
    Ings / Vardy / Rashford

    Button / Lund / Kelly / Hayden

    1ft 0.4 itb
    Probably one of utd should go out,but for whom? Not happiest with Alli either...and 0.1 short of doing Rash > Dcl, Alli > Salah
    Cheers.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can you make it with Maupay instead of Dcl?

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

        Should be able to. Looks a good move.

  8. BNMC
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Anyone knows when Matip will be back from injury? I worry that he'll take over from Gomez as soon as he's fit.

      1. LarryDuff
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Defence has been rock solid even without Fabinho, that shows how well Gomez has played. It suits Liverpools style of winning narrowly in low scoring games

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He will be back soon but the duo vvd Gomez is solid if no injures to the latter

        1. BNMC
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I was planning to buy Gomez because I can't afford VVD/Robertson without doing a major overhaul on my team. I already have TAA and want the double up.

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Go for it mate, he is cheap and nailed

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Matip was the main man after VVD so I'd certainly expect him to get some game time ...... but that might be FAC and/or ECL. Who knows?

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Gomez VVD has been a lot more solid than Matip VVD. I cant see him getting back into the first choice CB partnership unless Gomez gets injured.

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Morning!

        2 FTs, thinking of upgrading Traore, funded by selling Rashford.

        Who to get?

        1. Jimenez + mid Max 7.8
        2. Ings + mid Max 8.6

        Or go 352 over 2 weeks
        3. Greenwood + upgrade both Traore/Cantwell for 15.8
        4. Ayew + upgrade both Traore/Cantwell for 15.1

        Team is:

        Henderson
        Soyuncu, TAA, Lundstram, Rico, Kelly
        Salah, Mane, KDB, Traore, Cantwell
        Vardy, Rashford, DCL

        0.7 in the bank

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          1 with Grealish.

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Cheers! Villa’s got bit mixed fixtures going forward, but good option.

      4. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Last night was disastrous, I brought in Fabianski and my two main rivals have TRIPLE Sheffield United defence FFS! Pointless planning anything in this game as it's all luck.

        1. LarryDuff
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Sheffield United always much much more likely to keep a clean sheet, not luck at all

        2. Oggle22
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I agree it is massively about luck but Shef utd have two tough games coming up unlikely to keep clean sheets

        3. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Getting the captain right this GW is key imo.

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          True

        5. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Usually not your gk who makes your week. And all your other players left, who can do well.

        6. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Why is that luck? Triple Sheff Utd defence seems wise as they have the joint most cleansheets this season.

          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            tbf getting a keeper that gets injured 10mins in is pretty bad luck and how often does triple defence work out........you can say fair play but there was a fair amount of luck here

            1. Royal5
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Add the disallowed goal.

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

              I don't think it's luck. Triple defence works out every time they keep a cleansheet, so 8 times this season.

              They have no attacking threat so seems quite shrewd to triple their defence.

              Even if Fab had stayed on and it finished 0-0 the triple defence would've tripled his score.

            3. ItOnlyTook9Years
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              It's risky but not lucky if you think they are likely to get clean sheets (which they are).

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            And Henderson highest scoring gk so far this season, Lundstram 2nd highest scoring Def after TAA, who cost a couple of millions more

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

              And Baldock only 1pt behind Robbo. It makes sense, not luck.

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                This

        7. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Sheffield was always likely to get the clean sheet.
          Not luck at all

          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            i love this after the fact sh*t
            they kept a cleanie and so now its obvious they would have kept one therefore its instantly a fact and ceases to be chance
            this game involves healthy doses of luck and the perspective of luck depends on which end of the events you are....that VAR goal I imagine would all have us complaining of bad luck

        8. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          that VAR decision must have made you feel sick

        9. Big Ping
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It's not ALL luck, theres a massive luck element, particularly in individual gameweeks, but if you consistently make good decisions, you'll generally outperform managers who dont in the long term

      5. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Pope
        TAA Lundstarm Gomez
        Salah KDB Martial Moura
        Jiminez Vardy Rashford

        Button Kelly Simpson Guendouzi

        Martial/Rashford/Gomez to
        Mane/DCL/Holgate -4

        Seems to be the template transfers

        1. LarryDuff
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Don't overload on Everton just yet

        2. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Wait until today’s matches, maby you want to keep A Utd asset

      6. LarryDuff
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        KWP at Crystal Palace for 4.4 anyone? If it happens of course

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Palace don’t do cs anymore. Will Kwp get an attacking role?

          1. LarryDuff
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I imagine he'll get forward somewhat

        2. BNMC
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Did he sign for Palace already or just a rumor?

            1. LarryDuff
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Roy said they were interested I believe

              1. BNMC
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Would probably be on loan. Not sure Spurs would let go that easily, they have a shortage at RB.

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

              RIP kelly

            3. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Prefer Holgate.

              1. Whats the Huth
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Is that because you’ve brought him in

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

                  No, I don't have Holgate.

          • BNMC
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Hold Alli for Watford or switch to Dilva?

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Hold

              2. Royal5
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Not sure why you would want Silva.

                1. BNMC
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    He's someone I'm thinking of in the price range. Maddison, Martial, and Moura are also on my radar.

                    1. Royal5
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      So many better. More nailed and less injury prone alternatives than Silva. Had him earlier this season. Very poor investment.

                      1. Arse Craic
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Early season Silva was on fire!

                2. Whats the Huth
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Dsilva is tasty

              3. Oggle22
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Anyone else feeling that Mane or Salah could be benched for one of the double game week matches and brought on if needed?

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

                  Nope.

                2. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Always A chance, but don’t feel it

                3. BNMC
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    There's a cup game between the DGW matches. They'd get their rest there.

                  • Royal5
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    No. Klopp need both.

                  • Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Nah. There’s a week rest in between games. They want to wrap the league up ASAP

                4. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Pope (Button)
                  TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram (Rico,Kelly)
                  Salah (c), KDB, Alli, Traore, (Dendonker)
                  Vardy, Rashford, Ings

                  2 FTs, 1.3m ITB

                  Alli and Rashford to Mane and Calvert-Lewin , leaving MITB for Traore to Grealish next GW.

                  Is it too risky Rashford has BUR and Alli NOR in DGW 24 ?

                5. Sir Edo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Lloris in final stage of rehabilitation. Does anyone knows what that means in terms on coming back to the team sheet.

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Next phase would be on the grass. He will need to start doing light training on the grass now, then slowly integrated back into the team, I suppose

                  2. Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Couple weeks I reckon. He’ll be joining in the first team now

                6. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Pope to ?

                  A) Ryan
                  B) Foster

                  Thanks

                  1. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I'd be watching this weekends games - tough choice

                  2. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Henderson keeps on getting points and still the highest scoring gk in the game

                    1. Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Unfortunately I can only afford up to 4.8.

                      So not great picks.
                      Might hold off a week.

                  3. Whats the Huth
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Henderson

                7. BNMC
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Who will play centre forward for Spurs with Kane out?

                    1. bitm2007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Son

                    2. Royal5
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Son.

                    3. Jet5605
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Moura is another option who could be pushed forward.

                  • Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    What to do with this little lot:

                    Guaita
                    TAA Gomez Soy Lunds Rico
                    Mane KDB D.Silva Madd Grealish
                    Vardy Jimenez Ings

                    1.7 itb

                    Could just do Gomez to VVD but also considering routes to Salah.

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Give them some lollipop

                  • SADIO SANÉ
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    easy to say in hindsight, but Fabianski almost looked like he was expecting that to hurt before he kicked it - shame they didn't go Sunday league and just stick Balbuena on it

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      ALSO only just seen the VAR non-goal at the end ... people on here last night were saying Rice was 50 yards from goal and it didn't have a big affect on the goal...lol

                      1. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Weren’t you a Mod at one point?

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Wow. So he was the one who got me banned in 2018 & suggested I got banned lately.

                          Shame on Ya!!!

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            I'll ban you again in a minute

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              😆

                    2. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Yeah. Gotta totally agree with this.

                      Also he did not train during the first training session for the weekend. I expected Moyes to be smarter & look into Fabianski's well being after recovery

                      1. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        yeah doesn't make much sense does it? poor coaching/physio'ing

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Yeah... Both department feckd things

                  • FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      VVD Maddison Rashford to Janmaat Mane Ings for -4?

                      1. ALegendJ
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        No imo

                      2. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Rashford to DCL instead and upgrade Janmatt

                    • ALegendJ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 9 days ago

                      Was 203k before gw starts, rose to 195k before kick-off because no hits. After the match ended dropped to 205k while starting Lundy!! So basically 10k drop!!

                      How many really have double Sheff?!

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Lots have Hendo or Baldock

                        1. ALegendJ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          And Fleck it seems, but interestingly it doesn't really reflect in the averages. Top 10k is 6, OR is 4.

                      2. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        35% maby?

                        1. ALegendJ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          35% OR have double Sheff def?! Surely that is too high!

                      3. SADIO SANÉ
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        sorry to be rude, but why do you care? why are you even looking at your rank after one game?

                        1. ALegendJ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Sorry to be rude, but shall I just cover the OR and not look?

                          It is part of the game. And I am curious of the ownership of double sheff def since it has caused such a drop

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            wouldn't describe it as 'such a drop' but fair enough

                      4. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Lots have double Sheffield defenders.
                        Top 100 actually scored more points on average than the top 10k did

                        1. ALegendJ
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Given the fixtures passed, interesting that that they kept and not sold throughout

                      5. Royal5
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Plenty. Also a few have Fleck.

                      6. Lukakus Unit
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Lundstram has been a must-have this season and Henderson is the top scoring GK.

                          Not that odd.

                      7. dshv
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        1. Alli for Salah

                        2. Rico or kelly for TAA ????

                        1. RamaJama
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          1

                        2. Royal5
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          2 if you have Mane

                        3. The Train Driver
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Taa is a must

                      8. Jet5605
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Anyone else hiding behind the sofa when Rashford (c) steps on to the pitch against Norwich?

                        Two of my rivals both have him and I'm relying on Vardy.

                        1. Whats the Huth
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Why?
                          United will probably lose

                          1. Whats the Huth
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Now. I’m hiding behind the sofa when Vardy comes on. Such a insane number of people have captained Vardy

                            1. Jet5605
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              I think many are hoping for a Pavlov's dog scenario. Leicester players see the Southampton shirts and are programmed into delivering another 9.0 drubbing.

                              1. The Champ is here
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                1-1 is my guess. Saints are much better than that drubbing and have showed it lately with their results

                            2. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              It's Vardy's Birthday today.
                              I advise you to hide in a bunker instead because it will be a big festivity

                          2. Jet5605
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Norwich don't do defensive solidity away from home. They come out and have a go.

                        2. Weasel Boy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Could be messy

                        3. Royal5
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Not really. Most that doesn't have Marcus have Raul who has a great chance of equaling his points.

                        4. Old Man
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          o/

                      9. Whats the Huth
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        A bit of stat.

                        Top 100 actually scored more points on average than the top 10k did

                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          They are supposed to do that otherwise they will be out of top 100 soon 😀

                      10. HollywoodXI
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        If United flop this GW I’ll have a good week. Rashford and Martial need to blank basically...sorry in Rashford / Martial owners and captains 🙂

                        1. Whats the Huth
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Yes. And Vardy.

                      11. Jet5605
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Is anyone tempted to upgrade their 4.0 cheapie GK to Martin (4.1)?

                        I'm thinking of doing Pickford, Button & Kiko > Foster, Martin & Dunk over the next two weeks (have 2 FT this week).

                        1. Whats the Huth
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Waste of a FT. West Ham looking to get a new GK in this window.

                          1. Jet5605
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Randoph who is injured anyway. Martin may have the shirt for a few weeks

                        2. Arse Craic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          I would do Pickford to Foster (or McCarthy) and Kiko to Dunk

                          1. Jet5605
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Yeah probably makes sense. Dunk has a better chance of scoring than WAT defender so that combo makes sense.

                            Ryan & Dunk combo is also tempting. Brighton have some amazing fixtures.

                      12. Oggle22
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Score prediction in the Everton game today?

                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          3-1

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            2-0

                        2. diesel001
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          1-1

                        3. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          1 to 1
                          Sidibe goal Davies assist
                          Montoya assist Mooy goal

                          Easy as taking a soft poo

                          1. Whats the Huth
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            Nightmare to wipe though

                      13. ameisin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Bottomed from last night. More of you awake.

                        Alli > Salah, but which of the following would you downgrade, and why?

                        A. Maddison
                        B. Ings
                        C. Grealish

                        Guaita
                        TAA | Soy | Lord | Dunk | Rico
                        Mane | KDB | Madds | Alli | Grealish
                        Vardy | Ings | Maupay

                        1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          Probably Maddison, lets see how they perform today.

                          1. SADIO SANÉ
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            I was gonna say 'not Maddison' 😀 yeah just wait and see, the Ings injury could be today

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

                              Haha yeh, think I can take my time as ££ shouldn't be a problem.
                              Ta

                      14. Wigflex
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 9 days ago

                        Please pick one:
                        A - ings
                        B - jiminez
                        C - DCL

                        1. G-Whizz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          For what?

                          1. Wigflex
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 9 days ago

                            To transfer in....

                            1. G-Whizz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 9 days ago

                              DCL over the next 5 for me...

                              1. Wigflex
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 9 days ago

                                Nice one, I have 2fts so enables me to swap Richarl (he was alli previously) to Salah, for mane and Salah double up

                        2. Arse Craic
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 9 days ago

                          A