Scout Notes

Mane injury latest as Firmino claims Double Gameweek advantage

Wolves 1-2 Liverpool

Goals: Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) | Jordan Henderson (£5.4m), Roberto Firmino (£9.5m)

Assists: Adama Traoré (£5.7m) | Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m), Henderson

Bonus Points: J Henderson x3, Jiménez x2, Firmino x1

Liverpool’s trip to Wolves on Thursday, January 23, 2020, will almost certainly go down in Fantasy Premier League folklore for all the wrong reasons.

It was the night that Sadio Mané (£12.5m), backed by 270,144 for the Triple Captaincy, went off injured just 32 minutes into the first match of Double Gameweek 24.

No Fantasy asset was backed by more for the enhanced armband but that did not stop him from coming off with a potential hamstring problem and just one point to his name.

Naturally, Mané’s owners and captaincy backers will now be sweating on his fitness between now and next week’s trip to West Ham, which concludes the Double Gameweek.

The word from the Liverpool bench at half-time was that Mané notified the physios that he may have a “hamstring injury”. The indication is the issue is not too serious as he was able to walk off the pitch and get to the Liverpool changing room unaided. While his substitution was considered “precautionary” at first, Jurgen Klopp confirmed at full-time that his player had suffered a “muscle tweak” and suggested that he “probably” wouldn’t be available to prepare Liverpool’s next three games.

Thankfully, we may get further updates on Mané in the aftermath of Sunday’s FA Cup meeting with Shrewsbury as well as in the pre-match press conference ahead of next Wednesday’s trip to West Ham.

Even though his backers will be understandably upset by his curtailed outing at Molineux, there was, to some extent, a silver lining in the fact that Mohamed Salah (£12.4m), handed the Triple Captain chip by 220,121 Fantasy managers, also blanked and did not receive any clean sheet bonus.

In truth, the Egyptian really should have scored at Molineux wasting some chances and drawing excellent saves from Rui Patrício (£5.1m) at others. Arguably, Salah was also a bit selfish, taking on some shots when he should really have passed to a colleague.

As is often the case with Double Gameweeks, it was the unexpected man who finished the first match as top-scorer. Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) scored the opening goal and assisted the winner, bagged by Roberto Firmino (£9.5m), who extended his lead at the top of the goal charts for Liverpool players in away fixtures.

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) got himself an assist to prove the highest-scoring Liverpool defender on the night as the clean sheet was lost and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) was booked.

However, it was Wolves that asked the first question of the evening as Adama Traoré (£5.7m) won the ball in the middle of the park and sprayed it out to Jonny (£5.4m).

The left-back pushed into some space vacated by Alexander-Arnold and Traoré joined him to double-up on Gomez. Jonny was then able to get beyond the centre-back and play a ball into the box, which was cut out by Henderson.

Less than a minute later, Wolves were awarded a free-kick on the left-hand side which Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) fizzed across the face of the goal, although, inexplicably nobody was able to get a touch on it. Had they done so, the ball surely would have ended up back in the net. In the end, it was a combination of Alexander-Arnold and Firmino who scrambled the ball clear.

Despite that spirited start from the hosts, they were 1-0 down in the eighth minute.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) slid Firmino into some space in the centre, who moved it on to Salah. He was then taken down by Coady, resulting in a Liverpool free-kick.

The Egyptian and Alexander-Arnold stood over and, in spite of an ominous run-up, the latter saw his effort headed over by Conor Coady (£5.0m).

That wouldn’t stop the right-back notching his 14th attacking return of the season. He was able to pick out Henderson from the resulting corner, who nodded cooly beyond Patrício.

There were suggestions that the ball had brushed Mané’s head on the way through but the official finding was that it did not touch the winger.

He went close to an assist again in the 17th minute when he played a cross-field ball around the Wolves back-three to Salah, who had to drag back and inside onto his left foot to get a shot off, which was well blocked by Coady.

Oxlade-Chamberlain then played a lovely chipped through ball out to a free Mané out on the left, but he was quickly closed down by a recovering Dendoncker, who won the ball by kicking it against the Liverpool man’s arm.

It was at this point that Mané was taken off and replaced by recent new signing Takumi Minamino (£6.5m). Naturally, such a frustrating event for Liverpool saw the game lose a bit of pace and urgency for the next 10 minutes or so.

Wolves were the first to reinject some life into the game as Traoré dropped deep to create opportunities again, the first putting Doherty into space before Jiménez went through the middle and had a fierce effort blocked by van Dijk.

In first-half stoppage time, Salah went on a mazy run through the heart of the Wolves defence and managed to get enough space on his left to unleash a shot on goal, blocked by Matt Doherty (£6.1m).

Salah picked up where he left off in the second half, catching Traoré in possession and smashing a powerful left-footed shot across the Wolves goal, stopped only by a sprawling Patrício save.

Naturally, the start to the second period stretched the game which played right into the hands of Wolves and the pace of Traoré.

He began to find more space down the right-hand side of Wolves’ attack and, in textbook fashion, his 51st-minute inch-perfect cross into the box, found Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) in space, who leapt up to place a glancing header beyond Alisson (£6.1m).

Such a morale-boosting goal thoroughly put the wind into Traoré’s sails. For a relatively prolonged spell, Traoré began completely terrorising Liverpool down his side, with Robertson eventually having to bring him down on the edge of the box, picking up a yellow card in the process.

Traoré almost scored a bit later, finding space to blast across goal, forcing a vital save from Alisson.

Liverpool struggled to respond to this shift in the game, perhaps all too aware of the danger of being caught out on the counter-attack by Traoré. Even after the shackles were put back on Traoré to some extent, they were more reticent moving forward.

It took until the 60th minute for their next real chance, which fell to Minamino after a cross from Salah. His effort was blocked, the rebound falling to Firmino, who could only drive the ball low towards an already floored Patrício for a routine recovery by the goalkeeper.

Wolves kept up the pressure with Jiménez played in by Traoré in the 67th minute, shooting from a wide-angle and drawing a save from Alisson’s face.

However, Liverpool still managed to dig out a victory from this tough position.

Henderson played Salah in for another chance just short of the 70th minute and the Egyptian, as ever, worked himself into a position where he could smash it with his left foot. This effort ended just wide, the latest that will have left his Triple Captainers with their head in their hands.

As predicted as a possibility in the build-up to the Double Gameweek, it was away-day specialist Firmino who won the tie in the end.

He had two glorious chances in the closing stages, the first the Brazilian missed and the second buried.

He was played through one-on-one with the goalkeeper in the 81st minute and fired a low effort at goal, when he arguably should have gone for the chip – Patrício making a good stop with his legs.

But as stoppage time approached, Firmino found himself in space once again, played through by Henderson and rifled his latest effort into the top corner for all three points.

It may well be half-time in the Double Gameweek, but as things stand, those who went with either Firmino or Alexander-Arnold currently have the advantage in the Triple Captaincy debate.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho (Gibbs-White 87′), Doherty; Neto (D Jota 77′), Jiménez, Traoré.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; J Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Fabinho 70′); Mané (Minamino 32′), Firmino, Salah (Origi 85′).

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  1. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If both Vardy and Mane are still out next weekend:

    A) Mane to KDB
    B) Vardy to Jimenez

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      100% A.

      B probably good too, but KDB is dynamite.

    2. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  2. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Would you rather have Mane TC or have to endure another 90 mins watching Salah?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Haha, it wasn't fun

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Although knowing Mane was already off made it less painful to watch

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah obvs.

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah (although it's the hope that kills you)

    4. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      At least he was involved and as greedy as ever, could have easily grabbed a goal last night. Keeping the faith, just!

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Salah TC was more frustrating than Mane TC, so many chances missed as per usual

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I doubt Mane TC'rs would agree

    5. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Obviously Salah

    6. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mane all day.

    7. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Salah could have grabbed a goal or 2. People exaggerating on here again as always.

    8. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Why? Salah looked like he could score any time.

  3. Mané dilemmas
    Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Last nights suspected muscle injury was dreadfully unfortunate timing for Mané captainers and especially triple captainers.

    As yet there is no timescale on a return so keeping fingers crossed for a swift return versus the Hammers.

    Here are some quotes from Klopp post match last night, courtesy Scout tweets.:

    "Sunday is Shrewsbury, Wednesday: West Ham, Saturday: Southampton.
    That's tough. We have to find different solutions for the games.
    Let's work on that - and that's probably without Sadio.
    Let's work on that and we will see."

    "We don’t know exactly [what Mane's injury is], it’s the muscle.
    He felt something in the hamstring.
    We don’t know yet, obviously, we have to wait. We will see."

    There are still another 8 days before GW25 kicks off (Sat 1st Feb), with FA Cup 4th Round ties this weekend followed by the 2nd Leg of Carabao Cup Semi Finals (featuring MCI MUN AVL and LEI) the following midweek. And of course not forgetting Part 2 of DGW 24, West Ham v Liverpool match next Wednesday (29th Jan).

    With other occurring injuries to popular owned players like Vardy (hopefully minor) and so much football to be played, it may well be prudent holding those free transfer(s) for as much information as possible.

    There may also an argument for an early Wildcard with FPL squad members dropping like flies and many already considering pulling the chord ahead of GW24 with perceivable fixture swings for the likes of Leicester.

    How have the events of GW24 shaped your plan moving forwards?
    Are you holding tight or ditching Mané immediately?
    Who would you look at, if he is out more than 1-2 gameweeks?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If you don’t want to wildcard now then it seems madness to me to get rid of Mane and Vardy until we get more news.

      Vardy doesn’t sound that bad so could well be back next game week

      Mane, they will barely have had time to assess so the FA. Cup press conference should give a much clearer picture.

      I hope everyone sells though 🙂

      1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Your 1st sentence says it all.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No chance he plays against West Ham imo.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        But why does that matter? That’s this GW, nothing you can do about that. It’s whether he is back for Southampton that’s key

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Makes no difference.

    3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wildcard close to being activated.

      Looks like the perfect time to make ground up with all these injuries.

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Exciting times....

      The template is crumbling.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        The template has done terribly all season - for those who like to go against the template why would you want it to crumble?!

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          huh? Vardy was template. Pukki was template. Rashford was template. KdB is template. Mane was template.

          They all did well depending on when you owned them.

          All these injuries are forcing people to think a bit, and gamble.

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          The template never does badly, that's why it's the template. There will just be a new one now. Aguero, Auba etc.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            ...and Son...and Mahrez...and Perez..

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Really? If Mané a doubt for Soton, everyone will have Salah.

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Surely you've gotta hold Mane and Vardy until we know more, that's what I'm doing anyway. If their both out for GW25 then I understand using the WC but don't be too hasty

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I had went triple pool defence a few weeks ago as Mane & Salah were eating into each others returns while KDB & Vardy had been better captaincy options than either for most of the season...

      This Mane injury is big though

      If he's out long term it makes Salah much more attractive as an FPL prospect as the undisputed attacking talisman - so I might have to lose VVD or Robbo for Salah Perma (c)

      Will play it by ear - hopefully Mane only misses a couple of games and is back for GW25/26 so that him & Salah are sharing points again rather than everything being channeled through Salah while Mane is out

    7. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Burn baby burn, wildcard inferno. Burn baby burn, burn those wildcards down.

    8. rnrd
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      It did not look too bad for Mané. I think he played it safe.
      It's probably something going around for him for a few weeks as we have seen him oftenly subbed off at the 80 mark the la latest weeks which is unusual.

      That said, if it's a muscle tear, aven at a low grade, you'd want a player to rest for 2 weeks minimum.

      he won't be featuring against WHU that would be non-sense. He is unlikely to perform against SOU too.

      Then well.. there's still a good run of fixtures after that and we won't know before mid-march if liverpool are through the UCL 1/4.

      For me, WC should be saved for later. We'll know by then about the doubles and we'll also know better about what is still at stake for all the teams because I can see rotation galore and tantrum on the forum about the DGW.

      At the moment, what to do with Mané is also related to how much money you have tied in him. For those who have just brought him in for the DGW24, that's an easy sell (for who?) for the others, well that's a big question mark.

    9. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Holding for news. If you consider this week a write off, if the injury is minor he will only miss one more game, against Southampton - then a two week break before the next premier league game.

    10. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I will wait for more news.

      But I have Mane, Vardy and players like Rico, Kelly and DCL who I was going to move out gradually.

      These injuries may put my other moves on the back burner. Game weeks are running out It might be a great time to WC.

    11. XabiAlonso
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A simple -4 will be enough IMO. No need to waste the wildcard for that with potential doublegameweeks in the future to bench boost on

    12. Energetics
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Problem is who do you replace with?

      Have Salah and KDB (and Grealish)

      I would be happy to upgrade Vardy to Aubameyang and downgrade Mane but I see very few mids with form and fixtures I would want.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I would WC to this. But 0.0 itb with it, have to wait for LEIvAVL EFL result to make sure SHU players and Grealish have a GW28 fixture,... so probably wont be possible.

        Hendo - McCarthy
        TAA - VVD - Lundstram - Lascelles - Stephens
        Salah - KDB - Grealish - Fleck - Hayden
        Aguero - Aubameyang - Ings

        1. Energetics
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Considered Fleck but SHU aren’t scoring and I already have double SHU defence.

          Also I’m happy to hold Calvert Lewin for another 2 weeks then upgrade to Jiminez, see great long term value in Jiminez and Ings so would be Aguero or Aubameyang for me personally.

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            SHU has an incredible run until 30 included, with 4 plum home games. Id be happy with Fleck 4th mid for that run

        2. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          This is my WC team right now, with Traore instead of Hayden and Rico instead of VVD

          Auba + Aguero could be a massive sword

    13. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I suspect Mane only has a Grade 1 Muscle Strain. Could be out 2 days to 2 weeks.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Could you please make it two weeks? Cheers

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          ... meant two DAYS actually. 48h.

          Not two weeks, no no no.

    14. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If he's out for SOU, it's a one for one swap to Salah.

    15. ZakyJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I already took my free transfer getting rid of Gazza

      I also have Mane, Abraham, Vardy, Kelly and Lindstrom.

      My fingers are twitching over the WC button

    16. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Waiting for the FA cup outcome (teams out, 5th round draw).
      Plan was already to take out Mane for a liv defender and funds.hold Salah.

    17. iFirmino
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      How are Salah's stats without mane?

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bottomed

    Agueros fixtures not putting people off? And the risk of rotation?

    TOT (A)
    whu (H)
    LEI (A)
    ARS (H)
    MUN (A)
    bur (H)
    CHE (A)
    LIV (H)

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He starts the big games and is fixture proof.

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Fixtures would never put me off City but the rotation does, Champs League is their main focus now.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      His price is putting me off

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kun plus Connolly = Ings plus Jimenez plus 1.5m

        1. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          For those off us with captain fail after captain fail kun is the saviour

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Not sure 6-7 extra pts will make any difference a d even that isn't guaranteed with him 😛

    4. reddragons178
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Single handedly moved me from circa 17k OR up to circa 3.5k OR in GW20.
      Love him.
      Would move on if I felt there was a better option for that spot but keeping for now..
      And don't suggest Auba please.

    5. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I want him until GW27 included. Before his blank.

  5. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    With Willems, Kelly, Rico, Martial, Mane, Vardy, Greenwood all stinking up my team, a WC was necessary. A mix of potential injuries, and bad form, and horrible red arrows, i have to change it up.

    Henderson Mccarthy
    TAA Baldock Lundstram Lascelles Stephens
    Salah KDB Traore Mahrez Cantwell
    Auba Jiminez Ings

    0.1 ITB

    Fancy Mahrez as a differential, Auba over Kun with lower ownership and nice fixtures, and i'll ride triple Sheff Utd defence out over the next 6 and hope for a few clean sheets. Gambles

    1. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Triple S.Utd def is a bit too much for me. I'd rather double S.Utd and Double Pool in the def. Rest looks good!

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This is really nice and similar to what in looking at - though I have more money than me!

        I'm looking to bb in 26 or 27.

        That your plan to?

      2. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Sorry i made an error. Stephens is actually Gomez! so the sheffield united triple up stands, but i have Gomez aswell for the LFC double up, can't afford Robbo/VVD

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Ah ok looks good then! Having a quick play, if I went for WC I'd have something similar, with 3 S.Utd def hah, seem best value with those fixtures!

          Hendo Mccarthy
          TAA VVD Lund Stephens Egan
          Salah KDB Mads Grealish Traore
          Auba Jime Ings

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            yup, just play them and hope for the best! i'm not overly convinced on Traore that's my issue 🙁

            1. antis0cial
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              I already have him, he has the potential to be a fantastic player, just needs to work on his decision making. He made very good defenders look very ordinary last night.

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Why Baldock over Stevens? I’m weighing up Aurier to an extra Blade, and Stevens seems to have more attacking threat from the stats?

  6. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This seasons summary:

    - Every player I own: Blanks but has xG of 1+ and is denied by world class saves/ misses chances they’d normally score

    - Every player I don’t own: Hauls despite having an xG of 0.01 and an improbable chain of events giving them a goal.

    Repeat each week.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I think watching games is more helpful than looking at xG/A/GI

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      XG etc, boring and a bit of a waste IMO. Eye test for me.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Players like Maddison and Maupay easily pass the eye test and still get crap returns

  7. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    pickford
    robbo
    williams
    mane
    ozil
    mount
    greenwood
    vardy
    1 each
    soy
    zaha
    2 each
    trent
    5

    18 all out all time low,this will lead to a w/c

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      There is another game to go this week....Robbo & Trent could yet make it respectable

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        As it will to many managers.

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ozil??

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        arteta said all would go through him ,3 game experiment fail ,hes gone

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Morning everyone 🙂 What do I tell my barber if I want Mane's haircut?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You start with "Yo dawg..."

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I don't think Mane talks like that

        1. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          You don’t know that El Polako doesn’t

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      "I want Mane's haircut please'.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I doubt most barbers know about the Senegalese 1 point merchant

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          They'd Google it.

        2. Happy Chappy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          43% of barbers in the top 10k have him. They can't wait to get the clippers out.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            *75%

  9. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    We’ve got another week of waiting, so try not to worry too much about Mane and Vardy just yet.

  10. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    WC side. 1st effort Brackets are expected bench warmers.
    Ryan Button
    TAA VVD Laporte Lund (Williams)
    KDB Mahrez Salah Traore (Mooy)
    Jimmi Auba Ings

    Keeping Lund due to investment but I see Besic taking over.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Similar to what I'm looking at. Would get rid of Ryan and Laporte for Dubravka and Stevens/Pereira

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Got Ryan to save me getting another enabling keeper.
        If I went Newcastle it would be Schar when he gets back in the side regularly.
        Laporte might not happen yet but I expect a change in Citeh fortunes soon.
        Stevens I like and will get dependent on Lund minutes.Cheers mate.

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      That front 3 is what I'm going for. decent.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yep. Not great choices atm.

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is this WC team any good?

    Henderson, Button
    TAA, Gomez, Lundstram, Williams, Tanganga
    De Bruyne, Salah, Grealish, Traore, Fleck
    Ings, Auba, Aguero

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Going forward Fleck might become an issue, especially with 3 cheap midfielders. Also Williams and Tanganga could be rotated at any time, with Button on the bench, you might be wishing you had a 3rd WC in a few weeks.

      I'd lose one of Auba or Aguero for Jiminez, theres 3M to upgrade Fleck/Tanganga/Williams straight away. Jimi is a good option

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A few issues there but I would Get Ryan as Button supports him.

    3. svg53
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jiminez in for Aguero and upgrade defence......Hendo over Ryan all day long.

  12. PortoGuy
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Hi all
    So, had a couple horrible GWs including missing DGW24 deadline (I know...) and fell from around 20K to about 80K with Liv v WHam to go.

    2FT 0.1ITB
    Ryan
    TAA Soy Lunds
    Maddison KDB Mane* Martial
    Tammy* Vardy*

    Button Ings Rico Williams

    A. WC now
    B. Mane & Tammy to Salah & Jimenez
    C. Mane, Rico & Tammy to Cantwell/Traore, Robbo & Agüero/Auba (over 2 GWs, no hits)

    Also, waiting on injury news.

    Thanks 🙂

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hold your nerve. 2 or 3 transfers sorts that out easily.

    2. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait, don't rush it!

      Mané will be back next GW or the following one. Not a massive issue.

    3. PortoGuy
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers

  13. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Newcastle’s fixtures looking sweeeeeeet. Punt on Almiron, St Maximin, Ritchie?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lol

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This season I can almost guarantee a Newcastle triple up will do well - what a time to be alive

      2. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Any negative response from you makes me think it might be a good idea.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I thought you made a funny joke

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I'm on Fernandez for what it's worth but would stay far away from their attacking players

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      fck no

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Are you intending getting Auba back?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          depends if he sods off to Barca

          1. TheTinman
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Arsenal would probably block that until the summer no?

          2. Kopkloppers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Obviously. We will know soon.

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe only one of them (smile)

    4. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hahahaha not a triple up. I meant one of them!! As soon as we are safe, which isn’t far off we always improve dramatically. You’ll all see 😀

    5. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes you could get all three.

    6. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Punt on Almiron will raise (mono)eyebrow.

      1. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hahaaa nice

    7. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Almiron is the men

  14. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Cantwell, Baldock, Joe Gomez

    or

    Hayden, Egan, VVD

    1. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      CBG

  15. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thinking again on how poor Salah was last night. He must be a nightmare to play with. So wasteful , and wouldn't pass in a fit. I know he's meant to be one of the best players in the league but if you really analyse his performance last night it was shocking.

    1. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He’s far too greedy. He’s a good player benefitting from playing in an excellent team.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I agree. Wouldn't be half the player in another team.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Typical case of player overperforming massively for a period and then believing he is better than he is. Greedy players tend to actually believe they can dribble the opponent team and score whenever they are close to goal.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'm annoyed that I triple captained him at all. Even if he does haul at west ham he annoyed me so much last night I nearly want him to fail.

    3. Amsterhammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      This is why he's never linked with Barca or Real. Too wasteful.

    4. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      He's greedy and not in a good way.
      I sometimes think he passes poorly on purpose.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Yep, and doesn't seem all that pleased with teammates scoring at times. Really liked the guy in his first season, but can't stand him now because of the selfish options he constantly takes.

    5. ragnarlookbrood
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      poor poor bad losers

  16. jb1985
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Think i have been too explosive and activated my wildcard early, shizzer 🙁

    Original:

    Ryan,
    TAA, Robbo, Soy
    Mane, KDB, Maddison, Martial,
    DCL, Vardy, Deeney

    Martin, Williams, Lund, Dendo

    Current WC Team:

    Henderson,
    VVD, TAA, Lund, Lascelles,
    Salah, Traore, KDB,
    Jimi, Auba, Aguero

    Martin, Fleck, Williams, Dendo - 0.4m ITB

    Other route to spread some funds is downgrade VVD to Gomez but with Matip back its going to be hard to decide which one will play each week.

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm with you on WC, i'd consider Aguero/Auba > Jiminez

  17. JoeSoap
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Funny old game. Took Robbo out for the blank then keeps 5 clean sheets. Bring two Pool defenders in for the double and Jimmy out for a hit and you know the rest lol. Would have had a higher score currently without any transfers albeit one more game to go.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      That happens to me regularly. Transfers are the bane of my life.

      1. JoeSoap
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        FPL has a strange way of punishing you for your transfers. Amazing how often it happens.

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    So those in my ML (almost all) who saved their TC (which I always save till late as possible) are having a right laugh at me now with Salah (TC). ..

    Such a disappointing season nvr mind gw.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      1 game to go

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      They are a bit premature given there is West Ham to come - you could quite literally still have the last laugh

    3. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wait before the brace vs West Ham.

  19. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Also just one more quick reminder to everyone. West Ham are the absolute pits. That’s the game you played TC for.

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wrong site to talk sense on mate.

      1. TheTinman
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Don’t worry it’s a rare occurrence 🙂

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      C'mon Cresswell!

    3. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      TRUE!

  20. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    With Mane & Vardy looking to be injured which 2 premium player do you prefer to have for the coming weeks?

    A) Kun
    B) Auba
    C) Mahrez
    D) Son
    E) Alli
    F) Firmino

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      3 of A to D

    2. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B, D, and F

  21. Jarvish Scott Talent
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Annoying that the kneejerk WCers are going to learn more about the blank GWs before deadline.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Hey, its not kneejerking, its a necessity 😀

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Here he is, banging on about people using an early WC again, obsessed, you might be able to climb into the top 100K if you use yours

  22. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Can't believe the run of bad luck lately. Multiple captain's poll leader fails, Mane TC injury etc. Would you WC this lot or how would you make use of 2 FT and 0.4 ITB?

    Pickford / Button
    TAA / Holgate / Lund / Webster / Williams
    Mane / Salah / KDB / Traore / Cantwell
    Vardy / Ings / Maupay

    1. ashkroft
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I think the key moving forward is patience. There will be alot of injuries rolling up in the coming period up to mid feb. So bringing in fresh blood every week to try to keep a healthy squad feels a gamble from my pov. Ive dropped from 10k- to 30k in 2 weeks and we have very similare squards. I´ve decided to stick with Vardy and Mane untill i have more information about their situations. Liverpool have arguably the best fixtures coming up in many weeks to come, so i want to keep my triple there.

      My advice would be to hold wc for dgw´s and spend your fts to bolster your bench. There are many decent fixtures for low budget defenders in the coming weeks, and many of the leagues goalscorers are out with injuries, why not try to capitalize on that end.

      1. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Makes sense, thanks! I can live with Mane or Vardy missing the next game but anything more than that and I'd be looking to switch them out. As you say, best to wait for more news first. I'm pretty keen to get Jimi in as think he could do well in his next three but at the same time I brought in Maupay for the next two games which Brighton have.

        If I end up keeping Mane/Vardy then I may do Williams > Lascelles and then Pickford > Henderson the week after. Otherwise Jimi/Auba come in for Vardy and Son/Grealish for Mane.

  23. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Traoré or Grealish?

    1. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      it's 50/50

      Flip coin

  24. New Article
  25. Fizgard
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Aguero and ayoze perez
    or
    Mane and Wood (wood could change)

    1. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mane and Wood(ever)

  26. Fizgard
    2 months, 8 days ago

    messing around with my wc and got this, any further suggestions?
    gk: henderson, mcgovern
    df: TAA, Robertson, Baldock, Stephens, Fernandez
    mf: Salah, KDB, Ayoze Perez, Traore, Fleck
    fw: Aubameyang, Jiminez, Ings

    1. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Been burned by Perez too many times, so I would avoid it.
      Apart from that, it looks solid

  27. Dont give a fuchs
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Since Man city are almost 20 points behind liverpool. Will they turn their attention to UCL and we could see less familiar faces in the GWs before and after these matches.

    Aguero is tempting but he is not guaranteed to start every week and even if he starts vs the top teams you would not get the return he gave against AVL.

    Would you go with him or go with Aubameyang who is cheaper and guaranteed to start?

    1. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Auba

  28. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC?

    Foster. McCarthy.
    TAA. Gomez. Baldock. (Stephens. Williams).
    KDB. Salah. Son. Grealish. (Hayden).
    Auba. Jimmy. Ings.

    0.1ITB.

  29. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I just dont understand the amount of WC being played. Surely everyone has to wait till the transfer window shuts and await injury news on so many highly owned assets. The next GW is not till 1st Feb which is after the transfer window ?? Or am I missing something obvious...Mane, Canteell, Vardy, Rashford owner !!!

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Sorry should have added that we await the FA CUP due to GW28

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Kind of agree as I'm a non-user so far and I personally couldn't do it now because I can't pick where the points are going to consistently come from. But there are a lot of people on here having a bad season and not happy with their team. Plus a shift in fixtures might be enticing.

  30. BNMC
    2 months, 3 days ago

    So is Mane -> Salah a given now? I want to do it before the price changes.