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Aguero hits hat-trick as City assets issue a timely reminder of FPL worth

Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City


  • Goals: Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) | Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) x2, Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) x3, Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m)
  • Assists: Trezeguet (£5.2m) | Aguero, Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m) x2, David Silva (£7.4m), Mahrez
  • Bonus: Aguero x3, Mahrez x2, Silva x1

With many Fantasy managers trying to redistribute funds in order to crowbar three premium Liverpool assets into their squads, Manchester City’s similarly priced players might be among the makeweights.

Sunday’s demolition of Aston Villa was a reminder of what Pep Guardiola’s side are capable of when on-song, however.

Even the Reds, unbeaten all season and 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League, don’t come close to matching City’s attacking stats.

While they have admittedly played a game more, City have scored 12 more goals than the runaway leaders and attempted over 100 more shots.

Efforts on target, shots in the box, big chances: you name it, Guardiola’s troops boss it.

They were rampant at Villa Park on Sunday, with Sergio Aguero (£11.8m) at his devastating best and registering his highest single Gameweek score since August 2018 – becoming the record overseas goalscorer in the Premier League in the process.

Asked about the Argentinean striker after full-time, Guardiola said:

He was a legend already and that legendary status became bigger tonight. I think he is one of the most incredible players I have seen in this league.

The most important thing is that he is an incredible person – you cannot score this many goals or break so many records if you are not somebody is happy to be with his team-mates.

He has to always be fit to be at his best and he sometimes needs a bit of time after he has been injured or in pre-season, but he loves to play football and he is a guy who when he is in the final third always has a goal in his mind.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) also emerged with double-digit hauls, while Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) banked two assists to became the first player to hit the 150-point mark in Fantasy Premier League in 2019/20.

Two quickfire goals from Mahrez set City on their way, with the Algerian squeezing a shot past Orjan Nyland (£4.3m) at his near post and then capitalising on debutant Danny Drinkwater‘s (£4.4m) error to double the visitors’ lead.

De Bruyne then assisted goals for Aguero and Jesus – the first a superb strike by the Argentina international and the second owing much to De Bruyne’s excellent run and cross – as City went into half-time 4-0 up.

Aguero completed his hat-trick after the interval, peeling off the Villa defence to fire low past Nyland and then being the beneficiary of another individual error from Kortney Hause (£4.4m) to fire in his third with ten minutes to go.

There could have been other goals, too.

Jesus was particularly wasteful, firing over when well-positioned in the first half, seeing a shot cleared off the line by Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) after the break and then spurning two efforts on 77 minutes, the first saved by Nyland and the second crashed wide from eight yards.

Aguero fired over the bar and David Silva (£7.4m) sent a free-kick narrowly off-target in the first half, too, as Villa were torn apart.

Owners of De Bruyne may even have felt a little miffed at emerging with ‘only’ nine points, with the Belgian brought off by Guardiola for a well-earned breather with the game well and truly won by the 60-minute mark.

Those who still own the benched and unused Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) had it worse, though: the only two league matches that the England international has not played a part in this season were the ones in which City have scored the most goals (the other being the 8-0 thrashing of Watford).

Therein lies one of the problems with City assets: the unpredictability of starts.

As anyone who checks in with our line-up predictions every week knows, second-guessing Guardiola is a nigh-on impossible task.

Sterling previously hadn’t been benched in two successive league matches in 2019/20 or 2018/19, while Jesus and Aguero hadn’t been paired in tandem in the Premier League in 16 months.

Efforts to crack the Pep code earlier this season had mixed results at best, while the City manager’s recent experiments with a striker-less system in the EFL Cup and a 3-4-3 over Christmas makes anticipating team selections all the harder. 

Who knows who Guardiola will send out in Gameweek 23?

De Bruyne is, at least, a relatively safe bet: this was his 14th consecutive Premier League start and he has only been benched once (he also missed the home defeat to Wolves through injury) all season.

Mahrez, meanwhile, has quietly racked up five starts in a row. Perhaps at his reduced price, we can stomach the odd benching, but the £11.8m we have to fork out for Aguero and especially Sterling is a lot considering the week-to-week uncertainty.

Chasing the fixtures and regularly switching the FPL big hitters (in the process being able to target matches in which starts appear most likely) is another strategy, of course, and one that served Pro Pundit Lateriser12 well this week when he drafted in Aguero especially with Villa in mind.

Which brings us to our next caveat: City won’t play Dean Smith’s side every week.

Aston Villa are either bottom or second-bottom for goals, shots in the box, big chances and attempts on goal conceded this season and this was one of City’s easiest tests of 2019/20.

Guardiola’s side now sit bottom of our Season Ticker over the next ten Gameweeks, with Liverpool right at the top.

Next up for the Sky Blues is a Crystal Palace side that hasn’t conceded more than one goal in a game since November, followed by a trip to Bramall Lane, where Sheffield United have kept five clean sheets in 11 matches.

If there’s one team that can crack a tightly knit defence, though, it’s City.

Guardiola’s troops have already put a combined four goals past those two teams in the reverse fixtures and have scored at least two goals in 19 of their 22 Premier League games this season.

It should also be noted that Villa, although generally porous for much of the season, had restricted a full-strength Leicester City to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium just last week, so had shown slight improvement at the back.

Reflecting on City’s overall display, Guardiola said:

It was good. From the beginning we were always in control. We made a lot of transitions and short passes and it was a great result and good performance.

We played well against United but they played better in the second half – today it was for the full 90 minutes.

I think we have always been there this season, even when we have lost games like at Norwich, we created lots of chances – but sometimes maybe we lost our incredible focus occasionally and after back to back titles, it is difficult with the reality of everything.

This was a punishing defeat for Villa and a reminder of their defensive limitations from a Fantasy perspective.

All four of their clean sheets in 2019/20 have come in home games against bottom-half teams and they only have one such fixture (against a resurgent Watford) remaining between now and May.

Their attacking assets, in particular Jack Grealish (£6.5m), are more enticing options, although the striker-less Villans had little joy against the Citizens on Sunday.

Grealish’s frustration boiled over on a few occasions and it was no surprise that he was booked for dissent late on, with his owners’ miserable afternoon completed when Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m), rather than the Villa talisman, stepped up to take the hosts’ 90th-minute penalty after a foul on Trezeguet (£5.2m).

With Wesley (£5.6m) out for the season, it may well be El Ghazi on duty from the spot between now and Gameweek 38.

After the game, Smith was right to point out that many of the same players (and a similar shape) were used against Burnley and Leicester to better effect:

We were certainly contributors to our own downfall today. We made mistakes for goals and I think the third goal summed up our performance.

They made 20 passes without any physical contact and Sergio Aguero puts it in the top corner from 20 yards out with no one within three of four yards of him.

As good a team as Manchester City are, if you’re making any physical contact on them then you’re going to get punished.

We know that we’ve contributed to the scoreline today, which doesn’t help. A lot of those players are the same players who did so well against Burnley and Leicester City.

We’ll learn from it and move forward. We were very poor against Watford, got beat 3-0, we learned from it and went and put in a really good performance against Burnley.

The loan signing of Pepe Reina should bolster their goalkeeping options, at least, and is expected to be confirmed on Monday.

Aston Villa XI (5-3-1-1): Nyland; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Taylor; Hourihane (Trezeguet 71′), Drinkwater (Lansbury 79′), Douglas Luiz (Nakamba 65′); Grealish; El Ghazi.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho (Otamendi 63′), Mendy; De Bruyne (Foden 63′), Rodri (Gundogan 71′), D Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus.

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1,088 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best combo for the next few:

    1. Dunk DCL
    2. Holgate Sarr

    Cheers

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      3. Dunk Doucoure

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Both are good

      Not much to split tbh.

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    5. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2

  2. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) Ryan
    B) Foster

    1) Sarr
    2) Doucoure
    3) Grealish

    ...or McCarthy & Moura?

    Brighton and Watford fixtures looking good, edging towards Ryan & Sarr/Doucoure.

    Cheers

    1. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ryan and any one of them you fancy really

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Jullepuu
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ryan and Sarr because Doucoure doesn't always play CAM

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Even under Pearson?

        1. Jullepuu
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He could play cam every game but if a cdm gets injured he will probably get moved to cdm and then Hughes or Chalobah will be the cam. I like Sarr a little better but there isn't much in it

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Ok great, thank you.

  3. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Has anyone got all of TAA, Salah, Mane, KDB, Vardy and Rashford? Is your team too unbalanced?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I tried with 106.6 tv and it wasnt horrible, but youd have to have good rotating cheapies

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        There seems to be a few cheap defenders that could make it work

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          If i could id do it but id have to WC

    2. Kevin de Blanke
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I've got everyone except Rashford, which helps to balance it a little bit, but still hurt to not have Rashford this week though

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah, I want to keep Rashford

        1. Kevin de Blanke
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Guess that is the right thing to do. I'm betting against ManU, hoping to climb the ranks without them, not been great

    3. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think that’s probably too much, would lose one of Salah and Mane for Robertson

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I can't sell them before the DGW. I'm committed to double liv mids until 25 at least

    4. Jullepuu
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have it without Rashford but I could get Martial if I wanted to. It's not unbalanced at all imo but I would say that the structure isn't too flexible

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        The structure isn't very flexible at all given the fixtures for my other players

        1. Jullepuu
          1 month, 6 days ago

          For me it's not too bad. Grealish and DCL don't have many nice replacements for similar price but they can be kept for the next few. I can also downgrade some of my defenders to upgrade them later on

          1. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Grealish has 3 nice fixtures and so does DCL. Shame I own neither

            1. Jullepuu
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Sounds like double pool defence for you

              1. Daniel Son
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I have made my bed with Salah and Mane. I must now lie in it

                1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I think and hope that they will do really well in the next games

    5. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have all, except Martial instead of Rash

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Are you happy with the balance of your team? Who are your strikers?

        1. Printing Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Vardy Ings Dcl

          1. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Nice.

    6. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think TM's got those 6 with a pretty a good team.
      But his TV is above 107m

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        i'll check his out

    7. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yep.

      Hendo
      Taa, Soyuncu, Lundy
      Kdb, mane, salah, grealish
      Vardy, rashford, Ings

      Button, Kelly, Rico, hayden

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Very very nice. Whats your TV?

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          107.7

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Rico and Kelly will become Stephens and holegate

          2. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            That's insane value. Just a tad jealous

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I always go for tv just before Xmas. Helps hugely in the second part of the season. I’ve made 31 transfers in total

              1. Daniel Son
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Especially when you use your 2nd WC

    8. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      that is extremely difficult, i have four of them, TAA an Rashford is not there, i have Martial instead, still room for Grealish, two cheap strikers of whom one is Ings so not too bothered with that, and a defense of Dunk, Sidibe, Gomez, Lund and Kelly. I guess you can go uber cheap in def, something like Sidibe-Cathcart, Dunk-Webster and Kelly to a non playing 3.9, that would give me VVD, so if i kept Martial to say for keeping the 7.7mid spot available, i could make Grealish into Cantwell/or someone up to 5.3 and i would get TAA. That would be close, Martial and Rashford the only one differs, but i hate having non playing fodder and i think the total of downgrade to get there, hm, not that awful maybe? problem is i would have more trouble finding alternatives, Sidibe at 5.3 is not just Sidibe but the possibility to move around in that bracket, same with Grealish, same with Dunk, not by much but 4.7 is easier to navigate than 4.4. I have Fabianski so a downgrade to Mccarthy is on the board though, but ideally i want a better one, but he kind of rotates well with Pope, only 25, but hoe to Arsenal for Pope is not the worst.

      I would say if you leave one of them out it is manageable, because one downgrade gives you that extra money to spread so still cheap options around, but at least in brackets where you can get decent alternatives.

      For myself, i wonder wether Martial at 7-8 vs TAA is better than going cheap mid TAA instead of Gomez and Martial. Things is Gomez have barring that bizarro game vs Leicester kept track with TAA, but not involved in set pieces kind of mitigates his appeal. In essence, Martial and Gomes vs TAA and Cantwell which involves losing a 7-5mid spot.

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I would be tempted to keep Grealish for the next 3. I also think TAA is a must for DGW and also the fixture run afterwards

    9. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm tempted to get the best in the world

      1. Daniel Son
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sir Bobby?

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

          Yep1

          1. Daniel Son
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            He's the best in the world for a reason. That could work out very well.

    10. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      In a world without a DGW, I'd lose Salah/Mane and keep the other 5.

      In this world, I've just sold Rashford to enable triple Pool, and will likely revert the move in a few weeks.

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Punt on CWilson GW24 -> or do you think Bou will continue to struggle?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hasn't scored or assisted in his last 14 GWs

    2. jb1985
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I punted on Wilson in GW20, he come off the bench and score me 1 point, he was out the following week for Jimi who in GW21 &22 had 2 good looking fixtures and still blanked.

    3. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’d stay away

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cheers

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      my cap history is so bad that i don´t know what to do anymore, i think i´m just going to virtually toss a coin between the attackers and let it decide it. Going against Liv mid in 24 is crazy but who knows, not me at least.

  5. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Liverpool DGW tactic:

    1) Double defence (TAA + Robertson/VVD/Gomez)
    or
    2) Double attack (Mane + Salah/Firmino)

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      DoubleD for me.

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    3. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I am going TAA + Robbo + Salah

      Getting Mane as my 3rd Pool instead of Robbo requires hit and make my team unbalanced so decided for Defence Double

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm going taa mane and firmino.

    6. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Salah, TAA and Robbo

    7. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Undecided yet, will depend on who I keep out of Rashford and Martial.

    8. linkafu
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1 TAA VVD

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

  6. jb1985
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Traore & Maddison to Son & Fleck a sideways move?

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't

  7. linkafu
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What's the news about Matip and Lovren?

    Is Gomez actually nailed?

    1. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Gomez should be fine for the dgw

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Matip is outdoors training, not sure how much he is involved but tends to take some time with him, Lovren is back in training. The way things work with Klopp is that Gomez is his first choice long term, and when he turns into form he has been he will not bench him, so if that script is still there he is safe. I have him, and my hesitation with him is not the nailedness but that he is not involved in set pieces, he stays back, that is somehow annoying and it kind of reduces his appeal to me even for 5.1.

  8. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) Gazza to Ryan
    B) save the transfer

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Save

    3. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Save....2 good fixtures now

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

    Will have to take a hit for gw24 due to Fabs injury.

    Do you prefer:

    Alli&Grealish out for Mane&Dendoncker

    Or

    Alli&Abraham out for Mane&DCL

    Thanks

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2nd option. Grealish seems fired up, on form and playing high up the pitch

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree on him, but Im not liking villa fixtures plus they're on a poor run of form. Think he can still deliver?

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          not in good form but they tend to score goals even if they lose, and Grealish often involved. Next four i would say from an attacking pov is rather ok ish, WAT maybe a bit tough but home, Brighton concedes goals, Spurs do the same, Bou is downright horrible. I don´t care if they lose 6-1 if Grealish scores.

      2. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        not on pens was annoying though, i was jumping out of my sofa when Moss blew for pen, and then i saw in glimpse El Gazi with the ball, before VAR checked it. That was a downer, but agreed he is still a very good option for his price and almost like a OOP one have to say.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2nd option.

      Chelsea have tough fixtures coming up after this week.

  10. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone else really tempted to WC to fit Aguero into your squad?

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No....rotation and a probable blank coming up

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You’re too late imho ...

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I think he s a great option but I wouldn't wc for him

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Appreciate there's an element of 'points chasing' but still looks a good option. May wait a couple of weeks and decide after the Liverpool DGW.

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      this is exactly the move you should not do, thing is you have to be ON those when he gets that 20 pointer, not after. Like earlier in the season when Jesus was injured, before the double last year. He could very well score goals in the next games but he is 11.8 and one goal here and there, is not good value. The value is if you time it right.

  11. dopellganger
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Foster Button
    Trent Soyuncu Sidibe Lund Rico
    Kdb Mane Richarlison Maddison Cantwell
    Rashford Ings Jimenez

    Would you do 3rd pool def as Robbo or Gomez or go swap Rashford to Firmino?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If you could do Jimi to Bobby i would, otherwise just get Robbo

  12. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Looking to bring in Dunk or any other decent defender , which one to get rid of first out of these 2-

    A Rico (bou woeful but fixtures decent)
    B Kelly (Decent fixtures after this one, but Ward return imminent, might lose his place)

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Kimmich
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rico

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rico lost his spot no?

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

      Rico, poor defense

  13. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mid + second Pool defender combo:

    a) Son + Gomez
    b) Maddy + Robbo

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

      First def is TAA

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maddy VVD

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A Son v Norwich looks yummy

  14. Kimmich
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    0.2itb + 1FT, anywhere people would suggest to change?

    McCarthy
    TAA - Soyuncu - Holgate
    Salah (v) - Mane - KdB (c) - Sarr
    Ings - Vardy - Abraham

    Fab* - Cantwell - Webster - Lundstram

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    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

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    1. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who should I sell out of Vardy and Rashford, to get Ings in?

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Any west ham players to consider for the dgw ? Thanks

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best mids under 6.5

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is Ings essential?
      Which strikers should we be looking to drop to get him in considering most have a front line of Vardy and 2 out of Jimenez, Rashford, Tammy, DCL & Maupay?

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is United attack a hold given that Rashford Martial have been so consistent?

      14 joint blanks from 37 starts!

    6. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is it worth ripping up your team to fit Mane and Salah for the double? You must get rid of KDB , Vardy , Rashford ect.
      Is there better value in getting Firmino or Robbo if it only requires 1 transfer and you keep your other premium assets?

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This.

    7. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is it time for a Man City dbl up of KdB and Mahrez?

    8. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tammy Abraham - I sold him last night for DCL to fund a move for Salah. Should owners hold on despite the upcoming horror run of fixtures?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        1 more week

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

      1) Any possibility to get Lateriser on the scout cast this week. He sure has hit hard and hit home 🙂

      2) Is Mahrez the best differential mid out there if you can take his 1 pters on the chin? When he starts, he delivers big and seems to have forced his way into the team.

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

        First one was a question

    10. Mike1981
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is it time to move Leicester assets on rather than Man City assets to fund Liverpool moves?

    11. Solenya
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      People with Rashford who were planning Rashford -> Ings/DCL to fund Mane/Salah for the double, are we having second thoughts after that haul vs Norwich? I sure am, not just that it was a double figure haul but that performance on the back of the consolation goal in the LC vs City shows he can score in literally any fixture irrespective of the opponent. I'm loath to get rid of him in this vein of form, irrespective of how Utd are doing. Thoughts?

      Should we be bold and sacrifice KDB instead, who despite looking good was again playing deep vs Villa, especially with Dilva back from injury. Could Mahrez/Dilva as city cover help alleviate the fear of missing out on city points?

    12. M Heaney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I know you have already discussed Liverpool in double game week, but Firmino is now more prominent and Mane did not impress in the last game. So would you mind discussing the problem a little more.

    13. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who to drop out of: Aguero, KdB, Salah, Mane, Vardy and Rashford? Most can only afford 4/6.

    14. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      With Rico potentially out of favor, and Williams possibly emerging on the left flank for United, who are the best cut rate defensive enablers (or any other enablers for that matter) in order to secure the Liverpool triple-up?

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        One more: is selling KDB for a Pool Midfielder crazy? Logic is: from GW 24 through 28, Pool likely play 6 matches to City’s 4. Plus Pool’s fixtures are much better.

        Oddly, I’d add that RMT says that’s better (by 3-4 points) that moving a defender for Robbo, and its 6-8 pts better than major surgery to do the Liverpool midfield double.

    15. Jakedmat01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      should be we sell Leicester assets ahead of poor fixtures gw25-27 and possible blank in gw28?

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

      Liverpool DGW (again!)

      With all the understandable excitement in the community about Liverpool having a double gameweek, is it being overlooked that the layout of the fixtures is not actually that attractive to using chips? Should we still save the chips for the more "traditional" DGWs (league cup final, FA cup quarters and semis)?

      Liverpool's first game is nearly 50 hours after the GW24 deadline. Their second is 8 days after the deadline with an FA cup fixture sandwiched between the two.

      Although this schedule means that rotation in the two league fixtures is unlikely (with rotation likely in the FA cup game), the extended period of time between the deadline and the two fixtures (particularly the second) increases the risk of unexpected player absence (injury post deadline / illness etc).

      Added to this the two fixtures are not actually particularly appealing. Both are away from home. Wolves (A) is a particularly difficult fixture (ask City), and Mane and Salah only have 5 goals and 7 assists between them away from home all season with a minutes per goal involvement of 137 (Mane) and 158 (Salah), compared to 122 (Mane) and 93 (Salah) at home.

      With all this having been said I will of course be tripled up on Liverpool for GW24 (TAA / Salah / Mane) and will captain either Salah or Mane, it would be foolish not to. However, this is more for the fixture run after GW24 than it is for the DGW. I will be holding on to my TC chip for other opportunities later in the season.

  16. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Transfer suggestions? 2FTs + 0.6m

    Guaita Martin
    Aurier Otamendi Rico Kelly Lundstram
    Salah KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

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

      Otamendi to Sidibe?

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

        Copy and paste fail..... Otamendi is TAA

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

          Then Alli to Richarlison or Rico to Stephens

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          That helps.

    2. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Otamendi to Stephens. Save Ft and look to get a pool def in next gw

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

        Copy and paste fail..... Otamendi is TAA

  17. Public user
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Dcl or maupay for next 3

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This is bugging me too.

      DCL is in the better team so you'd assume more chances but Brighton's fixtures are very appealing

      1. Public user
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Don’t trust dcl, ok I don’t trust both lol
        Ya Everton better team but maupay playing villa and bou

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          that second sentence is of importance, Everton not bad fixtures but West ham have improved, so Maupay looks better for the next couples of games and have a longer spell of good fixtures if plan is to keep for a while. They haven´t got many pens, but Maupay took the one i remember they had, so he might be on pens. But i thought Grealish was on pens too, so you never know.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Maupay has slightly better fixtures but better stats for DCL.
      Its a close one could go either way.

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

      Maupay

    4. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martinelli

  18. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rashford/Alli/Grealish or Maupay/Salah/Sarr?

    1. Public user
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Alli vs maupay
      Rashford vs salah
      Grealish vs Sarr

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

      RAG

  19. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Start Lundy(Ars a) ahead of Aurier(Wat a) and Rico(Nor a)?

    1. Public user
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      U need to consider sell aurier if u bench him vs Watford lol

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Other priorities 😀
        Watford are good though

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would yes

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        ta

    3. Daniel Son
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No Auba should help Lundy's clean sheet chances

  20. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Have Mane. Really feel like Rashford is a keeper.

    Martial and Maddison to Salah and Cantwell?

    Hate to play Cantwell every week, but scared of no Salah.

    Thoughts please?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lets just say Cantwell v Bou is good. Plus i really dont fancy Maddy and Tony

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        So yes do it me thinks

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Tony is in the top 5 mids on ppm - really consistent

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Think Rashford Martial could be a hold. Posted above their consistency -14 blanks between them so far this season.

      Have Mo Mane with Martial but I’d probably be looking to DD if I had double United attack

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree with these points.

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

    Other than Liverpool, pretty much all teams have mix fixtures, triple up is probably going to stay till end...

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on this plan for the next 2 gws? Have 2 fts, 2.1m itb.

    Gw 23 - Fab rashford > Kun McCarthy for free
    Gw 24 - Kun soy > rashford Robbo for a hit

    Pope
    Taa dunk soy
    Salah kdb Richarlison grealish
    Vardy rashford ings

    Button lund dendo Rico

  23. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play Holgate (whu) or Lunds (ars)?

  24. leovesole
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A. Salah+Sarr+Soyuncu
    B. Richarlison+Maddison+Robertson

    1. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    2. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

  25. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Considered Alli for Mahrez but instead opted Fabianski for Pope. Now I need another GK transfer.....ugh

  26. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Those with TAA and Salah, are you getting Robbo or Mané for dgw?

    1. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Getting Robbo, Mane not explosive enough away from home

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Getting a cs away at Molineaux is unlikely though

        1. sovietrockettes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          About as likely as a Mane goal!

          1. Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            haha

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

      Getting Gomez

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        rather you than me

    3. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      VVD

  27. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is anybody considering keeping both Rashford and Martial indefinitely?

    1. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I havent owned them once this season but they keep ticking the points over. Not the best game this week but they look like great value at their respective prices

    2. JasonG123
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I am, either keeping both (double Liverpool defence) or neither (double Liverpool attack) which is what makes it hard.

      1. sovietrockettes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I’ve got the same dilemma. Leaning towards keeping both and going DD with Pool

  28. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Morning All, what transfer is the biggest priority having 0.4itb:

    1. Rico to Holgate
    2. Pope to Ryan
    3. Jimenez to Ings

    Any combo worth a -4?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      1

  29. quayle99
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Had Martinelli on the bench for a while now.
    With Aubas red card, would you start him over Traore?

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

      Yes

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

      Absolutely

  30. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Best defender to replace Tomori? Can spend 4.6m

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Holgate