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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. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Traore (5.7m) as 4th Midfield isn't cutting it. Hasn't passed the eye test for me in last few games, seems to be very wide and almost out of the action in games for long spells. His touch seems to be heavy and lacks the sharpness. Quite the opposite to several weeks ago. Will give him GW23 to deliver, otherwise, Sarr comes in.

    Anyone have similar thoughts?

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I have Traore and agree he isn't doing much. But at his price the options are lacking?

      1. Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Fleck, Moutinho....

      2. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Doucoure isn't lacking, for the same price.

    2. quayle99
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I still like Cantwell.
      Very nearly scored again against manu

  2. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who’s plotting to use triple captain GW24 or holding?
    Any other potential DGW’s coming up?

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I'd say they'll be lots tempted or doing it yeah

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      There will be more but I’m tempted to just stick it on Mane or Trent(for a real punty TC option)

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      City at home to Arsenal could be tempting too assuming BGW28. If it was DGW34 then that would be a double up with Newcastle 🙂

    4. Soto Ayam
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Taa for me

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Mane for me.
      Dgw later can be a rotation issue if city and pool are still in the cl

  3. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Whats the deal with Rico now? done?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      looks it

    2. davies
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I reckon he might be back after that performance yesterday

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I think I'm done with him. Place looks under threat (despite the result), and Bournemouth are in a horrible run of form. Only a few remaining fixtures he's 'playable' in anyway.

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      4.0
      Bench fodder.
      Season keeper.
      Someone's need to be benched

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    This GW with my remaining FT:
    A) Rashford to Ings (own Martial too)
    B) Jimenez to Ings
    C) Soyuncu to Dunk/Webster

  5. davies
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    If you could only pick 1:

    A) Salah
    B) Mane

    1. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I sold A for B when he still cost 11.6, and haven’t really looked back.

      Tried to jiggle team around to fit Salah back in as well for DGW but prefer it with double defence overall.

      So to conclude, I’m comfortable with B.
      (One thing Salah does have tho is penalties with Milner out)

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah for pens but coin toss really. Mane has slightly outperformed him for 12 months or more but very little in it - a haul would balance things out

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B

  6. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Early thoughts:
    Salah or Mane triple captain for DGW?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah doing better in away games I think

      1. Soto Ayam
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Is he? I think mane is better away this season

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Firmino has scored in 6 of the 10 away game (7 goals, 67 points in 11 games, 0 goals & only 33 pts in 11 home games, odd!!)

          1. Big Mac 24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Salah only netted once AWAY, Mane 4 times.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      None

      1. ice-cold aubameyang
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Who you going for?

  7. Gazpilicueta
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who did everyone captain this gameweek just passed?

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Jimenez

    2. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      KDB

    4. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Sterling

    5. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Vardy

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Vardy unfortunately

    7. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Mane and he was rubbish

    8. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Aguero

    9. Soto Ayam
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salad

    10. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah

    11. ice-cold aubameyang
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Agueroooo

  8. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Does with the TAA+Salah+Mane triple up already... I assume you're sticking?

    I currently have the triple up but all the noise around Liverpool double defence and City assets has got me teetering.

    Think I'll stick though. I don't see the point in removing one of Salah or Mane now just to get Robbo in, for example. Team is still quite well set up:

    McCarthy / Button
    TAA / Balbuena / Lundstram / Rico / Kelly
    Salah / Mane / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell
    Vardy / Ings / Abraham

    2 FTs and 0.3 in the bank. Thinking of Rico > Williams. And planning to remove Abraham and Cantwell next week.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Balbuena Kelly Rico! I’d want one if Holgate or Stephens

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback. Not keen on Stephens as already have McCarthy. Will consider Holgate though.

    2. Soto Ayam
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Whatever you've currently got, I'd stick with it. I'd switch Abraham for greenwood and upgrade Cantwell to richarli. 352

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I'm sticking. Planned for it a few weeks back and I don't think changing now would be good. Chasing points potentially when the original plan could do better.

    4. Quackadoodz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Your team needs some work honestly. Looks abit thin to me.

  9. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Martial, Rico -> Sarr, Robbo?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      yup

  10. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Which is better for this GW?

    A) Abraham (new)
    B) Maupay (AVL)

    1. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B

  11. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    For price upto 8.0- 8.5, wud u choose to have a fwd or midfielder?

    1. Jullepuu
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Mid

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Best pick for next 5-6 GWs?

        Richa/ Silva/ Martial/ any others ?

        1. Jullepuu
          5 months, 28 days ago

          One of those yes

  12. kime67
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on going city less on wildcard. Just dont want any rotation risks.

    1. Jullepuu
      5 months, 28 days ago

      KDB isn't a rotation risk really

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        This

    2. Gazpilicueta
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Personally I think Aguero is worth the rotation risk

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Name a player among the top ten points scorers with more starts than KdB

      (There’s just one I believe)

  13. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    1FT and 2.4 ITB.

    A) G2G
    B) Martial -> Richarlison
    C) Other

    Ryan
    TAA, Lund, Soyuncu
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Cantwell
    Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

    Button, Martial, Gomez, Rico

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I wouldn't sell Martial personaly

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        So save and Gomez -> Robbo next week?

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Rico to Dunk?

          1. KUNingas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Ryan is enough Brighton for me. Rico/Soy -> Holgate is an option

  14. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Is Pukki back GW23?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Thats what manager said

  15. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    How to fit in Mane? Really struggling with this. Starting to doubt it is a good idea to go double LFC midfield.

    Fabs - 4.0
    TAA - Lundstram - Chillwell - (Rico - Kelly)
    Salah - KDB - Martial - Alli - (Saka)
    Rashford - Abraham - Ings

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Of course Alli has to go and I was thinking to upgrade him to Mane for the double gameweek but man, he's 12.4m... From the other players also Chillwell probably will be gone soon.

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Chillwell + Alli -> Robertson + Richarlison?

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Cheers looks good, I'm only kinda worried about going Mane less.

          1. KUNingas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            No need to rip your team just because of Mane

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Get Robertson then.

    3. Soto Ayam
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Worry about fabianski first

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Fab Rashford > Mccarthy Aguero for free?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Probably would to be fair, assuming Fabianski is out for a while

    2. The Dance
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Aguero is never nailed though is he? Surely would want Rashford for GW24 vs Burnley?

  17. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    What would you do here guys? 2FTs and 1.9 itb.

    Henderson (Button)
    TAA Lund Soy (Kelly Rico)
    Salah KDB Rich Grealish (Cantwell)
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1. wilson007
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Rico -> Stephens/Holgate

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Soy -> Robbo

  18. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Guaita
    TAA Lund Soy
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy DCL

    Button Rashford Rico Johnson

    Not sure about benching Rashford but Liverpool looking good... Would you?

    1. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Play Rash and bench Cantwell

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I can't bench Cantwell against that Bournemouth side

    2. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      anything in the bank?? If you've nothing invested in Rash, change for Ings, and straight swap back next week if you've no other fires to put out - guessing you don't need to roll your transfer as you've already got 3 LIV?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Nah zero in the bank at the moment. Would lose 0.2 on Rashford but could get him back if I sell Rico to Williams best week. Then again would cost points so not sure it's worth it

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Fair enough. I sold him for Ings, but it's as I need funds for getting 2 more pool boys in - also lost nothing on him.

  19. drughi
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Is this crazy for a 4 point hit ? Vardy, Jimenez and Traore > Aguero, DCL and Noble. Looking at the fixtures coming 3 I could see it work and 56 points from rival so need to take some chances.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Not crazy but need Kun to do the job since other 2 arent reliable scorer

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        yes but an aguero in form is extremely explosive

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          The last goal was not about his form though.

    2. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      can you do kun & maupay without the hit?

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        no I cant

  20. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    'Bruce is hopeful that Joelinton will recover from a groin injury to feature in the FA Cup third round replay'

    Why?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      May actually score against a 4th division team.

      Actually, thinking about it...….

  21. wilson007
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Soy Lund Stephens
    Mane Salah KDB Grealish
    Vardy Rashford

    Button Greenwood Kelly Dendoncker

    1FT 0.0 ITB

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

  22. Kevin de Blanke
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Ignoring the next two fixtures, isn't Henderson a way better pick than Ryan?

    In case I need to sort out Fab

    Thanks

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Possibly, but depends if you want to double up with Lundstram in defence

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        This

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          This double up has worked fine for me with decent fixtures 🙂

      2. Kevin de Blanke
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Looking at Henderson + Baldock and only play both in favourable home games

        (with Baldock / Dunk rotation)

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Great run of fixtures from GW25 onwards, so could reap decent rewards if it works.

          1. Kevin de Blanke
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            My thinking

            Even have McCarthy to rotate for the few bad fixtures, he rotates well with Henderson

  23. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Name your top 5 FPL defenders in essential order..

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Only TAA is essential imo

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      TAA Lundstram...

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        That's it^

  24. AubameBLOODCLAATyang
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Thought on Gomez as the 3rd slot for the DGW24??

    Already have TAA & Mane

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Depends on funds and what you do with the money I guess. Would much rather have Salah, Firmino or Robbo

    2. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I have TAA, Mane and Gomez. Planning to change Gomez -> Robbo before GW24

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Gomez providing good value of late.

  25. No MO limits
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Had to suck Alli's drop up last night as still not sure what to do and kinda want to give him next 2 games.

    What would you do here guys over the next 2 weeks? 2ft, 0.3itb

    1) Rico Grealish Jimenez-> ROBBO Doucure Ayew (will be rotating doucure and ayew)
    2) Grealish Jimi -> FIRMINO Hayden, gw25: Firmino Alli -> SALAH Maupay
    3) Grealish Alli Jimi -> Hayden SALAH Maupay
    4) Grealish Jimi Rico -> GOMEZ Martial Ayew (and have 5 power mids for gw 24)
    5) Rico Alli Jimenez-> VVD Hayden Rashford

    Ramsdale
    Taa Soy Lundstram
    Mane Kdb Maddison Grealish
    Vardy Ings Jimenez

    Alli Rico Kelly

  26. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Play Lund and save FT or do Rico to Holgate and play over Lund?

    1. Kevin de Blanke
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Many top managers will play Lund this gw so I would say it's safe to do so

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I did Kelly to Dunk

  27. tibollom
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    What to do with my double Utd assets with Liverpool next? Thinking of getting a 3rd Pool player as well or getting in aguero somehow..

    2 FT + 1M ITB
    Hendo Button
    TAA Rico Dunk Lunds Cathcart
    Martial KDB Mane Grealish Cantewell
    Rash Ings Vardy

    1. Kevin de Blanke
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Martial + Rash --> ??? + Kun

      doable?

      1. tibollom
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        yea would leave me with Kun and 6.1 Mid..MUN fixtures quite good after pool game though. tough one

        1. Kevin de Blanke
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          "Can't have them all problem"

          I've been betting against manu, with no cover for ages, red arrows fore the last three gws

          My hope is that they're still manu, so it'll level out over the next few

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yes, if you can reverse it next week.

  28. Sndeshdhkl
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Ayew or maupay for upcoming fixtures???

  29. Klein
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Hey guys! Most nailed brighton attacker
    Maupay or Trossard or someone else?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      about the same

  30. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who scores more next two:

    A) Mahrez (CPA, shu)
    B) Sarr (TOT, avl)

    1. Klein
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Would say mahrez but bilva ma replace him.

    2. Kevin de Blanke
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      If no rotation then Mahrez should be the best asset

      But with Pep you never know, Sterling lurking etc

      I got Sarr in, and pretty pleased, but don't know if Spurs is a good fixture or not...