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The case for Firmino in a Liverpool triple-up for Double Gameweek 24

Fantasy Premier League managers should consider Roberto Firmino (£9.3m) as Double Gameweek 24 edges closer.

That’s when Liverpool play two fixtures in one Gameweek, travelling to Wolves and West Ham in the space of six days – and many of us are still working out which type of triple-up to invest in.

Going into Gameweek 23, the worldwide ownership figures tell us that the offensive and defensive double-ups are likely to be given equal consideration at this stage:

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.4m): 40.1%
  • Sadio Mané (£12.4m): 40.0%
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m): 38.8%
  • Mohamed Salah (£12.3m): 25.4%
  • Andrew Robertson (£7.0m): 19.6%

The two prevailing options in the FPL community thus far are a Mané/Salah double-up or one involving both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson.

However, sitting at just 9.6% ownership, Firmino should not be overlooked as an alternative route into a Liverpool triple-up.

In this article, we are going to analyse the Brazilian’s underlying data from recent matches and compare him against other Liverpool options.

As this uses data from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area, only those with Membership can access it in full.

Do Liverpool’s fixtures warrant an attacking double-up?

Before comparing Liverpool’s attacking assets, it seems wise to examine the defensive data of their Double Gameweek opponents, if nothing else, to check that they are as brittle at the back as we need them to be.

As both Wolves and West Ham will be playing at home in Double Gameweek 24, we have assessed them over their last four matches played in front of their own fans.

Last four home matches

As you can see, we get quite mixed results from the two teams.

West Ham look considerably more vulnerable to Liverpool’s attack as they have conceded 30 shots in the box over their last four at home, only five sides shipping more efforts there.

However, by comparison, Wolves have allowed just 18 shots in their home penalty box over the same period, one fewer than Liverpool and bettered only Sheffield United (16) and Manchester United (13).

Last four home matches

When it comes to the quality of chances being given up by either defence, the gap is even bigger.

As you can see, only Aston Villa (17) have conceded more big chances in their last four at home than West Ham (13).

As for Wolves, their five big chances conceded is the third-best in the league and bettered only by Southampton (three) and Manchester United (two).

However, the expected data for Wolves’ last four home matches shows they should have conceded 3.12 goals but, let in five. Across the whole season, their expected goals conceded (xGC) figure sits at 25.31 but Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have actually let in 28.

That may be why Wolves have only kept two clean sheets from a possible 11 at Molineux.

This data seems to be consistent with the theory that Wolves are continuing to earn their reputation for clean sheet ‘nearly men’ i.e. a team that often boasts decent defensive figures but has a hard time converting these into concrete shutouts.

Furthermore, in four home matches against last season’s top-six in 2019/20, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have conceded 10 times.

It, therefore, seems likely that Liverpool will find a way to break through Wolves’ defence in Double Gameweek 24, even if they may not thrash them, which seems a fate they may spare for West Ham.

The Hammers may be in the early stages of a new (or perhaps, we should say ‘returning’) manager but, based on recent performances, they may have to work miracles to improve in time to face Liverpool, especially with their goalkeeper situation so uncertain.

Either way, it looks unlikely that West Ham will make life too difficult for Liverpool in Double Gameweek 24, especially as the Reds have scored four times in two of their last three Premier League visits to east London.

How does Firmino compare with his colleagues?

In short, the answer is very favourably.

For some time now, Firmino’s underlying statistics have been competing very nicely with both Salah and Mané which should turn the heads of Fantasy managers considering his cost.

We’ll start by looking at how Firmino has fared over the last four Gameweeks.

Last four matches

During this time, the Brazilian has shot 13 times in the box, more than any of his colleagues.

In fact, during this period, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.9m), Danny Ings (£6.8m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) are the only players in the whole of the Premier League to have registered more efforts inside the penalty area.

As you can see, during this period, Mané has managed 11 penalty box shots in 339 minutes while Salah has just nine in 338.

Last four matches

Firmino has also been in a favourable position when it comes to the quality of his chances since Gameweek 19 too.

The five big chances he has been afforded in this time is the joint-best among Liverpool players, level with Mané and three more than Salah.

Furthermore, this total is the joint-second-best in the Premier League, only Jesus (nine) handed more big chances in his last four outings than Firmino.

Last four matches

Mané is the most accurate of the Liverpool options over their last four matches, registering six shots on target.

However, Firmino is only one behind the Senegalese international with five of his own, the same as Salah.

How does Firmino look on the road?

While the Brazilian has compared very favourably with his colleagues over the last four matches, he really comes into his own when we change the parameters to last four away matches.

It is a well-documented and bizarre fact that Firmino is yet to score a Premier League goal at Anfield this season.

However, he has still been finding the net on his travels, all seven of his league goals coming away from home – particularly pertinent considering that both of Liverpool’s Double Gameweek 24 fixtures are on the road.

Last four away matches

With the filter switched to last four away matches, Firmino goes further clear of his team-mates when it comes to the above goal threat statistics.

During this period, he has registered 13 shots in the box, six big chances and seven efforts on target. He has been converting too, scoring four goals in these matches, more than any other colleague.

Meanwhile, Mané has 11 in the box, four big chances and six shots on target and Salah sits further below that on 11 shots in the box, two big chances and five shots on target.

Last four away matches

When it comes to creativity, there is more parity between each member of Liverpool’s front-three during this period.

Over their last four away matches, Firmino, Mané and Salah have each played eight key passes, although the latter is the leader for big chances created (three).

Last four away matches

The expected data combines all of that information to tell us just how much consideration Firmino deserves compared to his colleagues.

Over the last four away matches, Mané has the best minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) with a score of 108.3 but Firmino is not too far behind on 117.7.

That figure is good enough for him to be just ahead of Salah on 119.8.

Conclusion

Firmino stands every chance of matching Salah and Mané’s output in Double Gameweek 24.

With Wolves and West Ham looking likely to concede in their meetings with Liverpool, Firmino’s recent performances indicate he can be involved in making that happen.

Both over the last four matches and his last four away trips especially, the Brazilian has produced some incredibly encouraging underlying statistics.

For example, it looks as if he is just as likely to assist as Mané and more likely to score than Salah based on the numbers we have seen.

It must be said that the gap between Firmino and his two attacking colleagues is not necessarily that huge, especially as his goals are worth one less point and he cannot benefit from clean sheets either.

Therefore, it’s hard to say that he is necessarily the vastly better option regardless of cost.

However, Firmino’s valuation, at present roughly £3.0m lower than Salah or Mané’s, is the key factor here.

With the ownership figures of Salah and Mané somewhat intimidating, some Fantasy managers may feel the pressure to put their teams under major surgery to get both of them in.

Naturally, this will almost certainly result in some hits to accommodate the swapping of premium options and may, of course, mean sacrificing Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m), who has averaged 8.8 points over the last six Gameweeks.

However, with Firmino offering an opportunity to match his more expensive colleagues, he presents a less painful route into a Liverpool attacking double-up.

For example, those in possession of Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) and some cash in the bank may find Double Gameweek 24 an ideal time to upgrade to Firmino – as Chelsea face a resurgent Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester United and Spurs between then and Gameweek 27.

Crucially, if opting for Firmino over Salah or Mané allows Fantasy managers to avoid a hit for Double Gameweek 24, when hits may well be quite common, it could even put them in an advantageous position before a ball has even been kicked.

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  1. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 26 days ago

    Pick one please:

    A) Start Martial, bench Grealish
    B) Start Grealish, bench Martial
    C) Martial -> Salah for a hit

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Probably B but I can see the dilemma

      1. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks, mate.

        You're doing really well this season!

    2. Almathkourq8
        5 months, 26 days ago

        B

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Bottomed

      G2G?

      Pope
      TAa Soyuncu Hanley
      Salah KDB(c) Moura Grealish Cantwell
      Vardy(vc) Ings

      Button Rashford Lundstram Tomori

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I think I'm playing Lund over Hanley

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah undecided on that

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Soyuncu to Stephens
      Traore to Dendoncker
      Rico to Williams
      Guaita to McCarthy

      Which is the best move to free up funds in prep for gw24?
      Looking to use 1 of 2FT

      Guaita
      TAA Soy Lund Dunk Rico
      Salah kdb Richarlison Sarr Traore
      Vardy Rashford Ings

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Probably the Guaita move

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Lose Rico

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Actually yeah. Lose Rico for a 4m

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Ta- do you think it’s more valuable getting Dend and banking 0.8m? Actually similar value with McCarthy
            Saints & palace both have strong fixtures after city game
            Does feel weird transferring out a non player...

    5. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Best mid for 5.6 or under?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Doucoure or this week only Cantwell

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        El Ghazi

      3. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Doucoure

      4. Dosh
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Mooy

      5. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        thanks all

    6. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Henderson
      TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico
      KDB Mane Salah Grealish
      Vardy Ings

      McGovern Greenwood Dendoncker Kelly

      1FT 2.1ITB

      Best move for GW23:

      1. Kelly >> Holgate (whu) play 442
      2. Kelly >> Dunk (AVL) play 442
      3. Greenwood >> DCL (whu) play 343
      4. Dendoncker >> Sarr (TOT) play 352

      Leaning towards improving defence this week and then improve mid or fwd next... thoughts??

      Thanks

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I like 2

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I like 2 too

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I’d go with Sarr this week. Must be a decent chance of an attacking return against Spurs.

        WH are a bit of an unknown but I’d fancy them to score at home

    7. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Morning all. Looking for bit of input on these options:

      Team:

      McCarthy
      TAA Lund Soy Kelly Hanley
      Salah KDB Maddison Grealish Alli
      Vardy Abraham Ings

      2m ITB

      Next week:
      A/ Grealish & Alli out for Mane & Dendonker (-4)
      B/ Abraham & Alli out for Mane & DCL (-4)
      C/ Abraham out for Firmino

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        b

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I suppose C if you're chasing and want a differential. Otherwise B.

      3. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        B

    8. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Want to TC Salah in GW24, but have a feeling both games will end up as narrow wins with Origi and Wijnaldum scoring...(or something like that).

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Then go double def?

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Or captain TAA/Robbo

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Then dont TC. Just captain and enjoy 2 piece of cake 😉

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        TAA is tempting for sure. Just a pity one isn't a home game.

    9. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Are there any non Ings owners, not bringing him in this week?

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        o/

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Who are your front 3?

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Vardy, Ayew, Connolly

            1. Konstaapeli
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Aren't you a bit handicapped by your own rules by already having Vardy? 😆

              1. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                😆

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Vardy to Ings and save loads of cash 😉
                  With your rules, out of curiosity, who could you invest that money into if you did?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    I would take a punt on Mahrez/Richarlison, so Traore to Mahrez/Richarlison.

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 26 days ago

                      Nice upgrade, go for it 😉

                      1. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 26 days ago

                        Dont want to break Ings, let them enjoy some points 😛

                        1. jia you jia you
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 26 days ago

                          haha, I might have broken him already 😛

      2. Gommy
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        yes, brought in for Rashford.

        Front 3 is Vardy, Ings, Abraham

    10. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Who is the better option if getting Dunk prices me out of a good transfer next week:

      1. Holgate (whu)
      2. Webster (AVL)

      Thanks

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        2

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        2.

    11. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      My two hardcore differentials for GW23, with ownership under 2% who are they?
      A. 0.4%
      B. 1.5%

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Trossard?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Yup, 0.4% owned unreal...A poster on here pointed me in his direction as the last piece of my WC puzzle earlier this morning

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I had him at the start of this season and it didn't quite work out but he looked a very lively player when I saw him.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              seems to have gotten back into the team and those fixtures look worth a punt...and if he does haul nobody owns him lol

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        A) Trossard
        B) Sokratis

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Surely not Sokratis

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          A is correct 🙂

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Stephens?

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Bingo

      3. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Sarr?

      4. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Trossard & Stephens

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Correct

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Tross
        Stephens

    12. theBoose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      This is currently what I'm working with:

      Henderson Pope
      TAA Kelly Rico Lundstram Aurier
      Mané KDB Alli Traoré Cantwell
      Vardy DCL Deulofeu

      Possible WC team:

      MCCARTHY Henderson
      TAA GOMEZ Lundstram STEPHENS WEBSTER
      Mané KDB SON Traoré MOOY
      Vardy RASHFORD INGS

      Hold until GW24, or pull the trigger? Any changes you'd make?

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        I would hold til next week and possibly consider Fleck ahead of Mooy.

    13. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 26 days ago

      Guys plan
      Have mane and taa

      A) soyu to robo
      B) rash and traore to greenwood/martinelli and Salah -4

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        A for me.

      2. Almathkourq8
          5 months, 26 days ago

          A

      3. Essential
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Good to go?

        McCarthy
        TAA Soy Aurier
        Salah KDB(C) Cantwell Grealish
        Vardy Abraham Ings

        Fabianski - Martial Lundstram Rico

      4. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Been looking ahead at fixtures and Newcastle have a lovely run coming up. When Lascelles is back, do you feel he could be a good option at 4.2?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Yep but Fernandez is safe when it comes to injury

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Thinking Lascelles myself ahead of Stephens

          If I get him and he starts then I’ll have the full set of PL teams for the season.

      5. WD27
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 26 days ago

        How was spurs last night? Any reason moura came off early rested? Shite? They dont seem worth investing in at moment

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          ....and they've just signed the wrong Fernandes 😉

        2. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          lucas was one of their better players - suspect he was giving him a breather

      6. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Doucoure or Sarr and why?

        1. Cahill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          sarr, cause...

        2. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Currently leaning towards Doucouré.

          I haven't looked at the stats yet, so this is purely eye test.

        3. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Its tough, I'm impressed by both.

          Doucoure has no competition for his spot plus playing pretty much as a forward. Might get booked occasionally since his tackles are desperate ones.

          Sarr is looking good for assists. Pereyra might take some of his gametime but not anytime soon.

          I would really like to double up on them but cant...

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Watford have also just signed a right winger from Udinese so he has more competition now

            1. mcsteely
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              I'm leaning Doucoure as well, maybe this new right winger might swing it in his favour

      7. pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        Play Chilwell (bur) or Stephens (WOL)?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Chil

      8. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 26 days ago

        West Ham have a new (old) goalkeeper

        1. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          Who?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            Randolph

            1. Gnu Scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Been signed has he, bugger.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                yeah not ideal

          2. Soto Ayam
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Randolph

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 26 days ago

          WC time?

          Ryan
          TAA, Soyuncu, Kelly, Lundstram, Rico
          Salah, Mané, KDB, Martial, Grealish
          Abraham, Ings, Greenwood

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            No? What would you even change in that team!

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Lmao could legit be a post wildcard team. I still think Vardy is vital for the next few though so Abraham to Vardy via Grealish downgrade if money ITB, or Salah to anyone in GW25 and the rest is fine

          2. Almathkourq8
              5 months, 26 days ago

              No need

            • quayle99
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Just change rico

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks for the input. Think I'll burn transfer and get Vardy or Rashford for Abrham next week.

          3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 26 days ago

            I do like Grealish but Villa don't look great.

            Keep or switch out for the likes of Doucoure, Trossard

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              I would keep for next 3

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Will definitely keep for GW25 against Bournemouth

          4. Almathkourq8
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Suggestions for DGW

              Fabianski (Ryan)
              Rico TAA Lund (dunk kelly)
              kdb mane Rich grealish (Cantwell)
              Vardy rashford ingsy

              1.1 itb and 2FT

              A) Rich & Rashford >> Salah & DCL
              B) Dunk & Fabianski >> Martin & VVD
              D) Rashford & Rich >> Firmino & Martial
              E) any suggestions would be great

              Thank you in advance

            • Berbs
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              @GFFN
              AFCON 2021 will be played between January & February next season, reverting back to the typical month scheduling after last summer's tournament - relevant news as ever for Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 clubs. @Mansour_Loum indicates this should be made official on 15th January.

              🙁 FFS.

              1. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                why?

                1. Berbs
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  John Bennett

                  Verified account

                  @JohnBennettBBC

                  June/July would be rainy season in Cameroon & there’s a clash with the new 2021 Club World Cup... Which is why it’s looking more & more likely that next year’s AFCON will be played in January/February.

                  Debates taking place as we speak in Cameroon.

              2. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Shaqiri and Origi essential

                1. Holmes
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Minaldo

              3. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                triple city locked in

            • FPL Panda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Who's the best one week punt before I get Salah ?

              I'm thinking Raheem Sterling and sticking the armband on him.

              Need to try something different

              Cheers

              1. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Raheem or Son

            • HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Do we know when the likely blank / dgw will be for City and Lei/Villa?

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Blank in GW28 for City, Leicester, Arsenal & Norwich I think it will be

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Thanks mate. So potentially Firmino could have 6 games vs Vardy 4 to GW28

                  1. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    24-28 yes

            • pakornk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              captain Ings or KDB?

              1. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                KDB

            • Bluejays and Horseplay
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Many will say I’m mad for considering this. I’m strongly thinking of selling Vardy to bring in Firmino ahead of GW24.

              Firmino’s stats are really compelling, as the article above points out. Vardy’s stats for shots, chances and xG have all slumped to (in some case well) below mid table over the last 5.

              A lot is depending on whether Rashford turns out to be injured or not. If he is then it’s Firmino for Rashford. If not I think Vardy could get the hook. Though I might just give him one last chance to deliver against Burnley this weekend.

              Option 1: Rashford / Ings / Firmino
              Option 2: Firmino / Vardy / Ings

              1. Maddamotha
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Rash is ready, probably benched today. Will be in the squad. Never liked Firmino as a FPL asset, but if you wanna risk it go for it.

              2. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                Same front 3 and exactly the same thinking
                Will likely make the decision for next week unless Rashford injured
                Can always get Vardy back on wildcard but Liverpool fixtures are superior and vardy could have a blank week on the horizon

            • Cilly Bonnolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Is Maddison, Vardy and Jimenez to Mané, Ings and Calvert-Lewin for a -4 a mental idea? Gives me TAA, Salah and Mané for the double.

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 26 days ago

                I would want to keep Vardy

                1. Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 26 days ago

                  Yeah I do too. I have to get ride of either him or KDB if I want Mané. Robertson is easier to get. I can do Rashford and Rico to Ings and Robertson.

                  1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 26 days ago

                    I would be tempted to just go for Robertson

            • sovietrockettes
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 26 days ago

              2.9 ITB 0FT, anything worth a hit?

              McCarthy
              TAA Soy Lundy
              Salah KDB(c) Alli Martial Maddison
              Vardy Ings

              Button Greenwood Rico Kelly

            • pakornk
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              why they havent' removed Rashford's flag yet?

              Ole: “Rashford? Yeah, he's fine. Marcus is a young boy that I don't want to use too much for his own benefit, because you don't want to burn him out. But he's so energetic and professional and he's raring to go again.” #mufc [MU]

            • quayle99
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 26 days ago

              Krul or Pickford this week?