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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. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 23 days ago

    Please help. 2FT and 0.2ITB

    Ryan
    Soyuncu TAA Lundstram (Otamendi Tomori)
    Grealish Maddison Salah KDB (4.4)
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

    A) Rashford+Maddison> Greenwood+Mane
    B) Otamendi+Rashford> Robertson+Ings
    C) Maddison+Rashford> Son+Ings

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 23 days ago

      see below bud

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      B
      Definitely not A

      1. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        This

  2. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 23 days ago

    Mahrez over KDB could be my route to Mane/Salah double up. Is he still at risk despite recent output?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      He is, but he is at a price where the risk is more palatable than someone like Sterling. Strong bench required though, and not sure I would have him and not KDB - I'd try to get both.

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      He will be cold in one game and gets the boot

    3. Zlatanzo
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Of course he's still at risk... City have plenty of depth is the issue.

    4. mlm
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Gazzaniga (Button)
      TAA Soyuncu Aurier (Lundstram Kelly)
      Salah(c) KDB Martial Maddison (Traore)
      Vardy Rashford Abraham

      0.7TB, 2FT

      A) Martial/Maddison => Richarlison
      B) Rashford => Ings/DLC (get cash for triple liverpool in next gw)

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Tammy to Ings and hold other FTto get Robbo & Willams in for Ota and Tomori

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 23 days ago

        next GW

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 23 days ago

        reply fail. That was for you - please answer me! lol

      3. KUNingas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        I did this. However, now thinking that I should have done Jimmy -> Ings instead

    6. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Is it time to shift to 5 mids from 3 fwds?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Depends on who the fowards/mids in question are

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Salah Mane KDB Grealish Donker
          Vardy Ings Jimenez

          With 0.9ITB I am looking to replace Jimenez for good, and feels like it wud be better to pick a midfielder like richarlson (for Donker) over any other fwds under 8.0

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Jimenez to Greenwood and Donker to Mahrez/Richarlison work?

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah that's the route I wanna go - and do u think going 5 mids over 3 fwds wud work for me here in the long term ??

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                You could do that or downgrade Jimenez to a DCL/Maupay/Ayew type and then get Grealish up to Rich or Mahrez.

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        I've just gone the other way

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Who did u pick

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            I have Vardy Aguero Ings but may get Firmino for Vardy

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              So No MoMane for u ?

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                No. TAA, Salah and Firmino

      3. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        I'm considering it.

        Something like:

        Mane / Salah / KDB / Martial / Grealish
        Vardy / Ings / Greenwood

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Haha wud be my exact team

          1. Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Yep. I currently have:
            Mane / Salah / KDB / Grealish / Cantwell
            Vardy / Ings / Abraham

            Feel that Norwich will continue to plummet and have awful fixtures so want to get rid of Cantwell. Abraham isn't completely firing and has tricky fixtures, so a midfielder like Martial or Richarlison makes sense.

            There's quite a lot around that price bracket (Maddison, Rich, Martial, Dilva, Mahrez) so I think it can work long-term.

      4. Quackadoodz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 23 days ago

        I would. More value in midfield than the frontline tbh.

        I myself am currently on Salah, Mane, Rich, KDB Martial, Vard, Ings.

        Might consider dropping Martial for Grealish and getting Son for Rich as I feel Son’s due an upturn in form soon.

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Who scores more next two:

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

      ta

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        A

      2. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        A if he starts both

      3. bialk
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        A if plays

    8. Johnny Drama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Guys, what to do with this team? Have dropped a lot of ranks the latest GWs, something needs to change! Feeling like I have issues everywhere...

      Pickford
      TAA - Lundstram - Soy
      Salah - KDB - Alli - Cantwell
      Rashy - Vardy - Jimi

      Stekelenburg - Aurier - Rico - Douglas Luiz

      0.2 itb

      1. Johnny Drama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        1 FT

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Difficult to advise without knowing what you are looking to do to bring a third Liverpool in for 24.

        1. Johnny Drama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Leaning towards double defence. VVD or Robbo

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Ok - I'd probably be boring and save FT this week then reassess with 2FT prior to GW 24.

            1. Johnny Drama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Jimi and Aurier to Deeney and VVD, thoughts?

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Could work for next week, sure.

                1. Johnny Drama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Thank you for replying.

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    No worries mate - good luck 🙂

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Alli and Aurier to Robbo?

        1. Johnny Drama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          That's an option. Alli isn't looking great atm, but his fixtures with Norwich and Villa coming up tempts me to hold...

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            You might see Son and Moura do the scoring though.

        2. Johnny Drama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Could do Jimi + Aurier to Deeney + VVD, thoughts?

    9. muhammadazani095@gmail.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Any recommendation on Madison and Willian.

      Gazz
      Sayuncu-Lund-TAA
      Salah- KDB -Willian- Maddison
      Vardy-Rashford-Ings

      Button - Cantwell-Montoya-Kelly.

      Thanks.

      1. muhammadazani095@gmail.com
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 23 days ago

        2 FT
        2.3M ITB

        1. mlm
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 23 days ago

          I have a similar team, think about………
          Maddison to Richarlison
          Gazz to alisson

      2. Atom&Humber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Keep Willian for Newcastle

    10. Atom&Humber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Which wildcard team would you guys prefer:
      McCarthy x
      TAA lundstram Williams x x
      Salah kdb grealish Cantwell x
      Ings x x

      A) ryan, Chilwell Sidibé , mane, vardy Maupay

      B) Schmeichel, Holgate dunk, martial, firmino aguero

      1. muhammadazani095@gmail.com
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 23 days ago

        B if catching up.

    11. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 23 days ago

      Abraham or Rashford out for Firmino?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Tammy

      2. Al-Chemy
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Abraham

        • Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          Abraham if had to (fixtures turning sour imminently), but I wouldn't be looking at getting Liverpool's 6th best FPL option in for the DGW and subsequent plum fixtures - I'd want the big guns.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            He's been good away though?

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Would you think though hand on heart he is more likely to haul big than Salah and Mane in the DGW? Even if this away thing is a phenomenon, you have to consider the plum fixtures Liverpool have afterwards as well (which aren't all away).

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                My team is linked. I have Salah, TAA and Mané 😉

                1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Nice 🙂

        • Kane Toads
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 23 days ago

          thanks for the comments

      3. white heart pain
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 23 days ago

        Gaz
        TAA Lund Holgate
        Mane Salah KDB Martial
        Vardy Ings

        Play:
        1) cantwell
        2) greenwood
        3) trade kiko > Williams/Cathcart/Connell/Matlin-niles

        1. Al-Chemy
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Cantwell. Bournemouth are pretty terrible atm

          • muhammadazani095@gmail.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 23 days ago

            1

        2. Al-Chemy
            4 months, 23 days ago

            What do you think is my best move here for GW24?
            Ryan Button
            TAA Sidibe Lunds Soy Kelly
            Salah KDB Alli Martial Hayden
            Vardy Tammy Ings

            A) Sidibe and Alli -> Robbo and Grealish
            B) Alli and Tammy -> Grealish and Firmino
            C) Sidibe, Alli and Tammy -> Holgate, Richarlison and Firmino (-4)

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              A with soy

          • jennmenn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            What is the assumption on Fabianski? Can see that he is yellow on FPL.

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              3-5 weeks

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Warning notice: my asumption only

                1. jennmenn
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  heh 😉 Ty for the notice

            2. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Have to wait for update

              1. jennmenn
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Yea, will try, if the values let me 😉

              2. No Totti No Party
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Does that mean, Martin will play both games in DGW ?

          • dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Help me out here,

            Who to sell:

            A) Rico
            B) Kelly

            Who to replace them with:

            A) Holgate
            B) Dunk

            1. KUNingas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Toss a coin
              A

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Rico to Holgate

              Think Kelly may be good for a few more. Even if Ward is back this week if next the chances are that either he or Kelly plays on the left.

              1. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Kelly will drop in price like a stone when he is dropped.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  As will Rico probs

                  Think both have a limited shelf life just think Kelly is likely to get the next two anyway.

              2. baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Dunk has at least decent fixtures and more attacking threat.

            3. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              I did BB

          • KUNingas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            A) Son + Gomez
            B) Maddison + Robertson

            1. Another Hoops
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Robertson and Maddison

          • Le Bluff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Those looking to downgrade one or both of Kelly/Rico, are you looking at Brandon Williams?

            For me, I think Williams will continue to get gametime in the league this season, particularly against the weaker teams at home where his attacking instincts are needed. Utd have some favourable home fixtures coming up so, if you can find a rotation pairing or at the very least have some bench cover if he does miss out, I think he could be worth looking at.

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Depends how reliable on him to play you will be. May be worth a punt if you have a strong bench.

            2. Your Man With The Hair
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Not a bad shout as long as you have another nailed on defender on the bench.
              He's likely to either get 90mins or 0mins.

            3. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              There is always possibility that both Martial and Rashford are needed (Martial owner). So one cheapie could be either him or Greenwood. It is between them. Next one is vs Liverpool, but he certainly is an option after that.

          • Mané money
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 23 days ago

            Would you WC this team:

            Ryan - McGovern
            TAA - Soy - Lund - Kelly - Rico
            Salah - Mané - Kdb - Maddison - Dend
            Vardy - Jimenez - Ings

            into this:

            McCarthy - Martin
            TAA - Lund - Holgate - Williams - Reid
            Salah - Mané - Kdb - Cantwell - Chaudhurry
            Aguero - Vardy - Ings

            ?

            The idea is after gw 24 sell one of Salah/Mané and gradually rebalance the team

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Nah no WC needed

            2. puhd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              No

            3. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              No way

            4. Mané money
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              cheers

          • wilson007
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Ryan
              TAA Soy Lund Stephens
              Mane Salah KDB Grealish
              Vardy Rashford

              Button Greenwood Kelly Dendoncker

              1FT 0.0 ITB

              Any advice please?

              1. puhd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Save

            • Gazpilicueta
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              Haven't been on here in ages, any thoughts appreciated.

              Foster Button
              Trent, Lundstram, Soyuncu, Sidibe, Tomori
              Mane, KDB, Maddison, Wijnaldum, Dendonker
              Aguero, Vardy, Ayew

              0.7 in the bank and 2 free transfers

              1. Johnny Drama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                What's your plan for DGW?

                1. Gazpilicueta
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  don't have a plan yet, ive basically turned into a casual for the last 2 months. what do i need to do?

                  1. Johnny Drama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    I wouldn't touch the front three.
                    Think it's hard to get Salah in that team without ruin the balance.
                    So try to get one more Pool defender. Maybe downgrade Soy/Sidibé and Tomori for a Pool and a budget defender?

                    1. puhd
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 23 days ago

                      Good advice

                    2. baps sniffer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 23 days ago

                      Notice Wijnaldum!! One downgrade now and then Kun out and Wijn to Salah.

              2. puhd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                I would look into gradually getting rid of Tomori, Dendo, Wij and Ayew.

                Can you somehow get Salah?

            • puhd
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              How did DCL look?
              Thinking of doing Greenwood to DCL.

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Making my blood pressure rise with these bloody late YCs he keeps getting 🙁

              2. Your Man With The Hair
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Is that for a playing place or first sub?

                1. puhd
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Playing. 1st sub would usually be Fleck.
                  I would have the following Front line:
                  Salah Mane Maddi KDB Fleck
                  Vardy Ings DCL

                  1. Your Man With The Hair
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    Then I'd do it. Wouldn't have been worth the extra ££ if he was going to sit on the bench,

            • Fishy
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              im not sure how i can improve this lot??? Got 2 free transfers...
              Schmeichel button
              Dunk taa kelly lundstram sidibe 
              Moura martial kdb salah traore
              Vardy ings dcl

              1. puhd
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Moura can go

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Obvious question is how you find triple Liverpool. Also awkward spread of funds with both Traoré and DCL with 4 starting defenders.

                1. Fishy
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Vardy to firmino?

                  1. puhd
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    No

                2. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Traore, DCL or Moura out now imo. Then at least one downgrade and 3rd Pool player in.

            • lindeg
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 23 days ago

              why is everyone sleeping on firmino? salah is worth nothing away from home ...

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 23 days ago

                22,versus 23 in last 3 away fixtures.

              2. Another Hoops
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                I'm considering him but I'd probably want rid after the double where as double defence is more appealing long term and Rashford has a decent fixture in 24 to potentially match Bobby.

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

              Thinking of going 4 at the back, TAA, Lundstrum, Kelly (good fixtures and cheap), who would be your 4th? Can't be Liverpool....

              1. Kabayan
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Dunk?

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Not this week with Kelly surely. Think he may hang around a bit longer than some expect but he’s on borrowed time probably.

                You can never tell with Palace but a full back coming in pre deadline does seem on. That would put him on ice.

                I’d go Holgate - Everton fixtures turn in 27/8 but he looks value.

              3. Another Hoops
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Be careful with Kelly mate I think Ward is on his way back soon and could lose his place by February. Holgate or Cahill look like better options.

            • dezille
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              2FTs, 2.3 ITB. Would be good to get some thoughts.

              My plan prior to this gameweek was to go Rashford Martial > Salah, Ings, giving me the Liv triple-up and sticking with the 343. I think with United playing Liverpool next, my best time to shift to the triple-up is now. Obviously reluctant to get rid of Rashford however recent comments by Ole suggests his gametime will need to be managed, and with Liverpool fixture next, perhaps now is a good time to jump off. Don't care about losing Martial as ownership is too low to worry. Southampton have a juicy fixture run and Ings ownership is climbing fast.

              Guaita
              TAA Soy Lund (Rico, Kelly)
              Mane KDB Martial Traore (Cantwell)
              Vardy Rashford Abraham

              A) Abraham > Ings (or Rashford > Ings if we hear even more news on his 'injury')
              B) Rashford, Martial > Salah, Ings, then move Abraham on in 1-2 weeks (happy to keep him for Arsenal game at least)
              C) Guaita > Mcarthy to avoid burning a tranny & gaining funds, and get Salah in next week

              1. dezille
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                D) Abraham > 4.3 is also an option to fund Martial > Salah, but think I'm uncomfortable moving away from 343. Feels like it gives you so many chances for points/spreading the risk around

            • No Totti No Party
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 23 days ago

              A:Aurier + Maddi -> Mane Catchcart / Play Vardy Salah TAA KDB /
              B:Vardy + Aurier -> Aguero Robbo / Play Maddi Salah TAA KDB /

            • One Wheels Enough
                4 months, 23 days ago

                Q who's the highest scoring English midfielder in the Premier league?

                A Todd Cantwell!!!

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Grealish not count?

                2. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Maddison and Grealish say fail

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    And Sterling

                    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 23 days ago

                      Maybe he is a BNP member and only considering those that are pure-bred?

                      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 23 days ago

                        Actually, I fear this is exactly what he is doing :/

                3. Hy liverpool
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Sterling?
                  Maddison and grealish have 6 goals too

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    So do Wilson and Alli

                    1. Wild Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 23 days ago

                      Oh wait, Wilson is Welsh

                      1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 23 days ago

                        Just replace the lamb with chicken and ditch the leeks, onions are fine.

                4. Klein
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Thats what happens when you have only one wheel.

              • Brakos2k
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 23 days ago

                1ft - save?

                Next week thinking either A. Jimi and Kelly to Ayew and Robertson or B. Jimenez, Abraham and Maddison to Ings, Greenwood and Salah.

                Foster (McGovern)
                Soyuncu TAA Lundstram (Kelly Rico)
                Grealish Maddison Mane KDB (Martial)
                Vardy Jimenez Abraham

              • Zlatanzo
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Would you rather ditch Tammy or Jimenez for Ings? Both have fixture turns...

                  1. Another Hoops
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    Tammy out of those two. Jiminez seems to do well in tougher fixtures and has Norwich in 27 I think.

                  2. mirkomen77
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    Tammy

                • KingOllie
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 23 days ago

                  Which mid do you reckon?

                  A) Sarr
                  B) Grealish
                  C) Trossard/Gross

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 23 days ago

                    A