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FPL Gameweek 23 team news and injury updates

A busy Friday saw 13 Premier League managers deliver their pre-Gameweek 23 press conferences, following on from the seven we heard on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was one of the baker’s dozen to hold their media gathering today and, perhaps predictably, he failed to bring us clear-cut news on Marcus Rashford, who was substituted with a knock against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.

Solskjaer said:

I can’t tell you now. As I said with Harry [Maguire] a few weeks ago, of course we’re going to give him the absolute amount of time to find out. We’re going to do some more checks and treatment with him today.

Yesterday of course was just a recovery day anyway and some treatment for him. I have not seen him this morning but I’m not going to hold my breath. I would probably think that he wouldn’t be ready but let’s see. There are still 48 hours, more than that, so let’s see.

There were no further injury updates from Solskjaer in the broadcast section of his presser but Manchester United later confirmed that Marcos Rojo (muscle), Scott McTominay (knee) and Paul Pogba (ankle) remain out, while Axel Tuanzebe (unknown) is “on the road to recovery”.

Luke Shaw (hamstring) is also a doubt.

Jurgen Klopp is welcoming a few bodies back just in time for Double Gameweek 24, meanwhile.

Speaking on Friday, the Liverpool boss said:

Looks like Joel [Matip] and Fabinho, they trained completely normal yesterday and the day before. That means they are likely to be in the squad [v Manchester United].

The other three [Dejan Lovren, James Milner, Naby Keita] not but they are getting closer and closer. Dejan I think will train 100% from Monday on, the other two I don’t know exactly.

There was a big blow for owners of Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson ahead of Saturday’s match against West Ham United, with Carlo Ancelotti ruling both players out of the weekend’s game:

We are without for this game Richarlison. He had a little problem yesterday in training and will not be available for the game. I hope he will be available on Tuesday. Little problem on his knee, he had a little twist but nothing special. Minor problem but unfortunately will not be available tomorrow.

We are without Sigurdsson, he has minor groin issues.

Alex Iwobi (hamstring) may be back in full training early next week while Yerry Mina was passed fit after a minor injury concern in midweek.

Mina looks likely to be back in the starting XI in east London, with Ancelotti making ominous comments about Mason Holgate when talking of the Colombian’s benching in the win over Brighton:

It was just a rotation that I did just to keep Michael Keane involved. It was not a technical decision – Mina is going to play the next game and I am maybe going to rest Holgate.

David Moyes said of West Ham United’s injury latest:

We’ve got an injury to Felipe Anderson, which might mean that he might make it, he might not. He got a bad fall with ten minutes to go against Sheffield United, so we’re assessing that at the moment. It’s his ribs as he fell heavily from the tackle.

Arthur [Masuaku] has got a little bit of fluid in his knee which we’ve drained and we’re seeing how that is as well.

With Lukasz Fabianski (hip) out for “a few weeks”, new signing Darren Randolph may be thrown straight into the starting XI against the Toffees.

Moyes said of the ex-Middlesbrough goalkeeper:

He’s as fit as we can get him. Ideally we’d have waited a week longer but Lukasz’s injury has meant that we brought that forward. We’re happy to take the risk with it. He’s trained fine today.

I’ve got the choice between three goalkeepers at the moment and he’s certainly in that, yes.

Michail Antonio (hamstring) has trained but Moyes said he “couldn’t be sure” if the midfielder will recover in time for this weekend.

It was fairly quiet on the team news front at the Etihad, with Pep Guardiola saying on Friday:

Leroy [Sane] is still not training with us but everything is going really, really well. [Aymeric] Laporte he make another week with us training.

Everyone else is more or less fit, yeah.

Roy Hodgson had potentially bad news for Martin Kelly owners when rounding up Crystal Palace’s injury situation ahead of the meeting with Guardiola’s troops:

Obviously we were hoping to recover Max Meyer but that’s not been possible, so we’re one further player down. Joel Ward, who’s been missing for a long period of time, he returns.

Scott Dann returned, of course, before the last game. There are still a lot of players from the intended first team down and the bench once again will be made up largely of players from the under-23 squad.

On loanee Cenk Tosun, Hodgson said:

He’s physically fit to start but I still think he probably needs more time with us and he needs more time as close to a starting position as he is with us, which he’s not necessarily been in that situation with Everton.

Yan Valery (virus) is Southampton’s only confirmed absentee but Ralph Hasenhuttl offered up some interesting comments on Danny Ings ahead of Southampton’s busy week, saying:

He looks really in good shape and can work 90 minutes or longer. I think we rested him one time against Chelsea away, the rest of the games he played and it didn’t seem that he was struggling with all the games we played over Christmas.

It doesn’t mean that he should play in the future every game. We have now again a tough schedule in the next week, Crystal Palace on Tuesday, we’ll have a look. Especially our two strikers, they have to do a lot of running against the ball.

It’s not, hopefully, a coincidence that we have so few injuries. We are really trying to balance the sessions and trying the balance the workload for every player. It’s not always possible, we have a few guys that have to play always.

Wolves have lost Ruben Vinagre to a hamstring injury ahead of the trip to St. Mary’s but Nuno Espirito confirmed on Friday that Adama Traore was “OK”.

In their medical bulletin earlier today, Tottenham Hotspur reported that Ben Davies (ankle) and Tanguy Ndombele (hip) are continuing with the late stages of rehab, while Harry Kane (hamstring) and Moussa Sissoko (knee) remain out.

Hugo Lloris (elbow) has returned to training with the first-team squad, meanwhile, but Jose Mourinho later said in his press conference that the France international was aiming for a playing comeback in early February.

Will Hughes (hip), Danny Welbeck (hamstring) and Tom Cleverley (heel) are all making progress in their rehabilitation from injury but look set to remain sidelined ahead of Watford’s clash with Spurs, with Nigel Pearson saying on Thursday that he “doesn’t foresee” Kiko Femenia (hamstring) being involved despite a partial return to training.

Sebastien Prodl (knee) and Daryl Janmaat (knee) are a little further behind that quartet in their recoveries, meanwhile, and will also miss out.

Pearson said that new signing Ignacio Pussetto would “probably” be involved against the Lilywhites.

Asked whether Christian Pulisic (tendon) is still on course to be back in a “couple of weeks”, Frank Lampard said:

We’d like to think so, which kind of goes towards the break for us at the start of February. Hopefully, he’ll be back at the other end of that break.

DeAndre Yedlin (knee), Dwight Gayle (hamstring), Paul Dummett (hamstring), Javier Manquillo (hamstring), Yoshinori Muto (hip) and Ki Sung-yueng (knock) will all miss the visit of Chelsea but Fabian Schar (hamstring) was passed fit by his manager on Friday and Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring) may also come into contention after a six-week lay-off.

Andy Carroll (unknown) faces a late fitness check.

Brendan Rodgers brought positive news on Wilfred Ndidi (knee), saying of his injured influential midfielder:

Wilfred Ndidi has made great progress, he’s out on training pitch working, which is great news for us, but he won’t be available for the weekend. We’ll see after that.

Wes Morgan (groin) will be assessed after a return to training, meanwhile.

Sean Dyche confirmed that Ashley Barnes underwent his hernia repair procedure on Friday but no timescale has been put on his return just yet.

Jay Rodriguez has recovered from illness, Robbie Brady is training following a calf injury and Chris Wood is available after having his broken nose re-set, meanwhile.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is “unlikely” to feature because of a hamstring injury.

Daniel Farke said on Friday that Teemu Pukki (hamstring) is “ready to go”, while Grant Hanley (muscle), Josip Drmic (hamstring) and Ben Godfrey (ACL) have all returned from injury.

Eddie Howe confirmed that Bournemouth will still be without Arnaut Danjuma (foot), Chris Mepham (knee), Charlie Daniels (knee), David Brooks (ankle), Jack Stacey (hamstring) and Josh King (hamstring).

Aaron Ramsdale has returned to “light training” after a minor hamstring problem, while Lloyd Kelly (thigh) has also trained this week.

Dan Burn (shoulder) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) are Brighton’s only two confirmed absentees for the visit of Aston Villa, with Graham Potter saying on Thursday that Shane Duffy, Adam Webster and Alireza Jahanbakhsh should all feature after recovering from the “bumps and bruises” that forced them to miss training earlier in the week.

Aaron Mooy is also set to be available after sitting out the defeat to Everton with a knock.

Matt Targett (hamstring) was pictured in training for the Villans, whose boss Dean Smith said of Pepe Reina‘s chances of starting:

Yeah, possibly. He’s settled in fine straight away. We’re very fortunate to get someone so vastly experienced.

Chris Wilder reported a clean bill of health in his press conference and said that Sheffield United have a full squad to choose from ahead of the trip to Arsenal.

The Gunners will be without the suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Mikel Arteta saying of Sead Kolasinac (thigh):

The doctors are assessing him still. He had a normal session yesterday. He has been in some discomfort, we know this season that he had some little niggles, so we have to assess him and see if we can get him fit for Sat or he will be out.

On Lucas Torreira (hip), Arteta added:

Very similar situation [to Kolasinac]. He trained yesterday as well, still not 100 per cent confident so we will have to wait and see again. It is something related to his hip, that was producing some pain in the muscle. I don’t know. He is a tough boy, he wants to train, he wants to play and hopefully he will be available for the weekend

Arteta also revealed that Hector Bellerin (hamstring) “needs a little chunk of training sessions before he is ready to compete”.


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532 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Marhez plays this weekend right? No reason to rotate after the last game...

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Hope so

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        In for Rich?

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I think he's played more matches in row than he has ever since moving to City, so rest would be a good reason

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Maybe a good time to punt for a week on ft (then can revert to rich)

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      probably

    4. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Never trust Pep. "Should" start but logic don't appy to him 😉

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah. I know. The tinkering b@stard!

    5. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe, who knows!

    6. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Sod it Rich out this week. Done. Before any price changes. If you have Riyad I apologise for jinxing you.

  2. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    I've got Fabianski and Martyn. Both unlikely to play. Worth a hit to replace?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Worth a hit, you will recover the points over long term.

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Go Martin > McCarthy if you can

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I probably would

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Don’t think I’d take a hit no. Think Everton will score a couple (even though I’m biased).

      1. Lebowski85
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Fellow toffee here. I'd be happy with a 2 pointer...it's more a concern that neither play

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Just realised your obviously not talking about getting Randolf. Haha. Yes take a hit.

    5. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Probably yes!

  3. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Just done Richarlison to Son...

    Who else is with me? 🙂

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Good differential!

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      was going to get him next week, for Maddison, but that would be after selling Aguero

      300K short to do Richarlison > Son now ... unless I also do Traore > Cantwell ... but -8 seems a lot when I have Martial sitting 1st sub

  4. toerag
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    lol big let off this week
    drunkenly t/fing rich instead of maddison
    beer transfers are the way to go

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Nice, who'd you get?

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        salah and dcl for rich and vardy

  5. bautasten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Team's in a mess this week, especially the defense. What would you advise? 0 FT's (don't ask) and 2.2 ITB

    Mccarthy (Button)
    TAA, Lundstram, Holgate* (Rico*, Kiko*)
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Martial, Cantwell
    Vardy, Ings (Rashford*)

    A) Rico -> Webster/Lascelles (-4)
    B) Rashford, Martial -> Salah, Deeney (-8)
    C) Rashford -> Firmino (-4)
    D) Save and pray.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      D

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers, would you start Martial or Rashford in that case?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Hmmm. Rashford. Cameo doesn't feel very likely? He either starts or is not in the squad? IDK.

          1. bautasten
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Really not sure with Ole...Could maybe be risked for the last ten if they're down by just a goal or something? If he starts he could very well be hauled of early as well.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Save and pray - it was a likely 2 pointer whichever way it fell

      Have a close to identical squad 🙂 also with no FTs!!!

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks, actually leaning that way. What move did you make this week?

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      d

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Ty

    4. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Depends if your Liverpool plan is firmino in anyway. If so bring him in now

      1. bautasten
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        It wasn't. Plan is Salah in, but gotta be flexible. 🙂

  6. snowman
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    0.5 and FT in bank who should I get in?

    Gaza (Pope)
    Soy Holgate TAA
    Maddison Mount KDB Salah
    Vardy Ings Jiminez

    Subs: Traore Lundstram Kelly

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      What's your DGW plan? Could hold this week to avoid hits next...

      1. snowman
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        That's what i am thinking

    2. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      more choice for next week if you stick

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Best to save
      E.g. would have flexibility if TAA, Salah got injured this weekend

      1. snowman
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks all, for next week DGW is only for liverpool and WH?

  7. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Hi....is it worth a - 4 to replace Pope? Never going to have an ft to use on him.... do be looking at;

    A....Ryan

    B...mccarthy

    C....leno

    Thanks

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      B

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I’d go Hendo - even his red fixtures aren’t that bad. 31 a bore of course.

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      c if any

    4. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I went B last week, mostly because of the price difference to the others. Ryan the safe choice out of those.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Don't want to do it for a hit. But seems I'm stuck with hope otherwise

    5. snowman
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Is Pope out?

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        No. But tough fixtures and lacking in points

  8. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Ward back at 4.3 surely puts him in the budget defender conversation. Plenty of good fixtures on the bounce from next week.

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Yep

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      aye

  9. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    GTG?

    Guiata

    Sidibe Soyuncu Taa Hanley

    KDB Salah Mane Cantwell

    Ings Vardy

    Bench:Button,Lundstram,Greenwood,Richarlison

    0 ITB 1FT

    1. dopellganger
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Thinking of Cantwell might get benched.
      They got Duda now

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Could well happen.! I will risk it though...

        1. dopellganger
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 11 days ago

          I am thinking of Richarlison to Mahrez, but also he might get benched.

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Could be a great move.i would probably do that if I had the funds..!

  10. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Webster or Montoya?

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I'd go webster. Has 3 goals already this season I think.

  11. zotter
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Save FT ?

    Holgate might not play. Could do Rico for robbo but was planning on mane next week

    Have 3.0 itb

    Gazza
    Holgate. Soy. Trent
    Salah. Kdb c. Cantwell. Grealish
    Tammy. Ings. Vardy

    Button. Martial. Lund. Rico

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Same problem with Holgate for me, except you've got the Lord to cover for him, where I've got an injured Kiko and a benched Rico. 😉 I'd save.

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        I have a time bomb on certain players though. Gazza. Rico. Maybe holgate. Rumours even Lund and cantwell. Just need to get through 24!

  12. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Who plays from these two. Keep in mind I have Pickford in goal and so Holgate would be double Everton

    A Lund (ars)
    B Holgate (whu)

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I would start holgate anyway

  13. zotter
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Start martial or cantwell?

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I’m starting Cantwell.

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        So am I. Just someone above suggested he might be benched

  14. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Best Holgate replacement under 4.7? Currently on Webster. Would be my 3/4th def (Williams 5th).

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Don’t replace !! Use bench. And if bench not working fix the bench !

      1. Pad Randa
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        He’s a rotation risk at this point. Not worth it.

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Stephens or Webster

      1. Pad Randa
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah, Webster it is. Have Stephens, as well.

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      What are you talking about? He injured?

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Ah. Saw it. Never mind.

      2. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Ancelotti says he needs a rest

  15. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    GTG?

    Foster
    Chilwell--TAA--Robbo
    KDB--Salah--Grealish--Maddison
    Ings--Vardy--Rashford
    Bench: McGovern, Lundstram, Kelly, Hayden

    1. Mr Johnson
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Rashford to firmino

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah but I have 3 Liverpool players lol

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Rash to DCL or Abraham for one week?

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Would rather risk it to have Rash at home to Burnley and keep 2FT for midweek games I think

  16. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Sterling or Aguero this week?

    I’m on a wildcard and will captain whichever one I pick?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Both are risky to get on a wildcard. You surely need that heavy money for pool next week. In which case sterling and switch for salah or mane next week

  17. The Yank
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Richarlison and Rashford (potentially) being out may force me into my first hit of the season. Would you do this for -4 before price changes?

    Richarlison > Salah (have Mane)
    Rashford > Ings

    Mid: KdB / Mane / Maddison / Richarlison (Cantwell)
    Fwd: Vardy / Tammy / Rashford

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I would.

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I'd do the Ings transfer but the second can probably wait til next week since you have Cantwell. I'd be really surprised if Rich loses enough owners tonight to drop

  18. Foozeball
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA - Robertson - Soy
    Salah - Kdb - Martial - Grealish
    Vardy (C) - Abraham - Maupay

    McCarthy, Lundstram, Dendo, Rico
    1 FT, 1.1 itb

    Is this team gtg? Would like to play Lundstram against a leaky Arsenal w/o Aubameyang, but I don't want to bench anyone else on my starting XI

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Play Lund over Martial. Don’t fancy either tbh

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Vs a leaky arsenal surely better then martial vs a solid Liverpool ? Even though I am not sure arsenal are that leaky now

  19. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Ramsdale to Ryan for free? Leno?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Ryan

  20. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Asked before but start..

    A-Hanley (Bournemouth H)

    B- Lundstram (Arsenal A)

    1. Foozeball
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      B
      Norwich defense not worth playing against anyone

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        This. By far

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 11 days ago

          You sure fancy Arsenal to score!?

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            Neither probably get a sheet but Lund has attacking threat

  21. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Guys too many injury doubts and need to triple up pools so plan is

    A) rich rash to Salah martinelli/greenwood -4 this gw and traore to martial next gw for free(fab is injured so may take a hit if needed)
    B) fab to McCarthy free this gw and rich rash to salah dcl -4 (no Utd)
    C) rich to martial free this gw traore rash fab to salah greenwood/martinelli -8

    By doing first option I can manage price changes of Salah rash greenwood..

    Guys need your options toooooo

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Opinions I should say

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      I think A. But hard to follow !

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        A but what are you doing with Fabs?

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Next week to a gk for -4..

  22. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone have Brighton double in def?

    Contemplating Ryan but I already have Webster

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      No one is enough!

  23. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Is the wildcard not going to play as important role this season? as we wud want to retain most of the players for as long as possible; players like vardy, Ings, salah/mane, kdb, lund, Taa.

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      It will likely still play a huge role considering blanks and doubles.

      I didn't really need to use my first and don't need to think about 2nd right now either.

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Think ings might drift soon. Lund too. Kdb might lose popularity if and when either sterling or aguero nail a spot. And salah v mane will be one or the other.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Thinking about it (see below)

    3. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      when the cl kicks in again it will be important, similar to last season

  24. zotter
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Would you

    A. Abraham to firmino for free now
    B. Wait a week and do Abraham. Martial to Dcl. Mane free?

    Have salah and Trent too

    With A might even switch salah to mane next week.

    1. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      id like 3 liv for next week tho.

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Either way will have

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          A. Trent. Salah/Mane. Firmino
          B. Trent. Salah. Mane

          1. toerag
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            so its abraham v newcastle away
            or
            bobby f vs manu at home

            think i would go A

            utd are rubbish atm

            1. zotter
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 11 days ago

              Means I am locked into firmino for the double though. Not salah plus Mane

              1. toerag
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 11 days ago

                gaaarh

                right i have salah mane and taa for the utd game and went for salah over bobby.

                i would prefer my mix as opposed to firmino for next week but i sorted mine to batter utd (in theory) as i think salah will get more points than firmino gw 23/4

                if you can get all for free next week do it. (mane)

                Tammy is regularly doing the job

                (i have him too)

                1. zotter
                  • 11 Years
                  9 months, 11 days ago

                  Agreed. Can only get mane this week if downgrade Grealish or Tammy for a hit

  25. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    What to do with this lot / mess (WC possible. Rank around 500k)

    Fabs (button)
    TAA, Digne, Lunds, Kelly, Rico
    Grealish, Zaha, Alli, Salah, KDB
    Vardy, DCL, Jiminez

    Either

    A) WC (Rip it up and start again)

    B)To Fabs to McCarthy
    Zaha to Trossard (-4)
    then Alli and Jiminez to Richarlison and Firminho next week (-4) (GW 24)

    C) To Allison
    Zaha to Trossard (-4)

    then Alli to Son,and Jiminez to Ings GW 24 (worried about Ings rotation a little, may be dropped against Palace if played this weekend)

    WC team

    McCarthy
    Taa, Digne (Robertson in GW 27) Lunds, Lascelles, Williams
    Trossard, (Dacoure gw 29) Son, Salah, KDB, Fleck,
    Vardy, DCL, Pukki (then Firminho GW24 then Ings GW25 or 26)

    Obviously barring injuries as was planning Richalison instead of Son but need differentials

    1. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      messy. making my head hurt

      1. zotter
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        Alisson. Alli. Son too much to consider

  26. toerag
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    best (c) this week, from these three
    A mane
    B salah
    C KdB

    thoughts chaps??

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      KDB

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        armband on him atm 😆

    2. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Kdb

  27. RAMZES666
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Play who?

    A. Pereira (BUR away)
    B. Sidibe (WHU away)

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      You have to play both. Bench whoever

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        this

      2. RAMZES666
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 11 days ago

        don't think i'll be able to bench Cantwell with his fixture this week...current team:

        Foster
        TAA Dunk Pereira
        Mane KDB Maddison Cantwell
        Vardy Ings DCL

        Bench: Grealish Sidibe Lundstram

        1. zotter
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 11 days ago

          Bench dunk. Cantwell. Either

          1. zotter
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 11 days ago

            I would bench both of those and play grealish

    2. toerag
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      think id play grealish over dcl

  28. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    Greenwood or martinelli?auba suspension makes martinelli a guaranteed starter?

    1. zotter
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Not necessarily

  29. Football Heaven
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    How’s this for a WC?

    Henderson McCarthy
    Webster TAA Robertson lundstram sidibe
    Mane KDB sarr cantwell Mahrez
    Vardy ings maupay

    Could go DCL or stephens. Think I’m set on double liv defence as I feel Salah and mane takes up too much. Thanks 🙂

    1. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 11 days ago

      Solid

  30. ratski
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 11 days ago

    My whole dgw strategy relies on no drop for Ali and no rise to Salah tonight.

    Can anyone let me know the chances
    Thanks