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What latest FA Cup action means for Blank Gameweek 31

The most recent round of FA Cup matches, and the fifth-round draw, have confirmed more details about the upcoming Blank Gameweek 31.

Burnley’s fourth-round defeat to Norwich on Saturday ensured that they will be in Premier League action on the weekend of March 21.

They will be hosting Watford, who were knocked out of the FA Cup on Thursday in their belated third-round replay.

Meanwhile, Monday night’s clash between Bournemouth and Arsenal confirmed another Blank Gameweek 31 fixture.

The Cherries’ exit means that on the weekend of March 21, they will be clear to travel to Molineux, where they will face a Wolves side already eliminated from the FA Cup.

As things stand, these are the only two fixtures guaranteed for Blank Gameweek 31, potentially firming up the Fantasy credentials of Raùl Jiménez (£7.5m), Adama Traoré (£5.7m), Troy Deeney (£6.3m), Chris Wood (£6.2m) as well as their colleagues.

However, we also have a much better idea of what it will take to either confirm or deny blanks for the other 18 teams in Gameweek 31 – because of the fifth-round draw, conducted on Monday evening, which looks like this:

  • Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City
  • Reading/Cardiff v Sheffield United
  • Chelsea v Shrewsbury Town/Liverpool
  • West Bromwich Albion v Oxford United/Newcastle United
  • Leicester City v Coventry City/Birmingham City
  • Northampton Town/Derby County v Manchester United
  • Southampton/Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City
  • Portsmouth v Arsenal

As a result, this is what the Blank Gameweek 31 permutations look like:



Home vs Away Blank…
20-Mar-20 20:00 Spurs vs West Ham If Spurs beat Southampton and Norwich
21-Mar-20 12:30 Chelsea vs Man City If Chelsea beat Liverpool/Shrewsbury or if Man City beat Sheffield Wednesday
21-Mar-20 15:00 Burnley vs Watford CONFIRMED FOR BLANK GAMEWEEK 31
21-Mar-20 15:00 Man United vs Sheffield United If Man United beat Northampton/Derby or if Sheffield United beat Reading/Cardiff
21-Mar-20 15:00 Newcastle vs Aston Villa If Newcastle beat Oxford United and West Bromwich Albion
21-Mar-20 15:00 Norwich vs Everton If Norwich beat Spurs/Southampton
21-Mar-20 15:00 Wolves vs Bournemouth CONFIRMED FOR BLANK GAMEWEEK 31
21-Mar-20 17:30 Liverpool vs Crystal Palace If Liverpool beat Shrewsbury and Chelsea
22-Mar-20 14:00 Leicester vs Brighton If Leicester beat Coventry/Birmingham City
22-Mar-20 16:30 Southampton vs Arsenal If Southampton beat Spurs and Norwich or if Arsenal beat Portsmouth

Only two Blank Gameweek 31 fixtures remain where both teams are still in the FA Cup; Chelsea’s hosting of Manchester City and Sheffield United’s trip to Manchester United.

The first of those could be ‘blanked’ by either Chelsea or Shrewsbury Town or Liverpool in the next round, or by Manchester City defeating Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

There are four matches which we will not discover the fate of until after the FA Cup fourth round replays have been played.

Liverpool, Southampton, Spurs and Newcastle still have to squeeze through such matches, which take place on February 4 and 5, 2020.

Therefore, we will not know about any of the following Blank Gameweek 31 fixtures until then:

  • Liverpool v Crystal Palace
  • Southampton v Arsenal
  • Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham
  • Newcastle United v Aston Villa

Meanwhile, at least one of the following matches will end up as a ‘blank’ in Gameweek 31.

  • Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
  • Norwich City v Everton
  • Southampton v Arsenal

This is because Spurs v West Ham and Norwich v Everton cannot both be blanked, given that the two home sides could face off in the Cup while the Hammers and Toffees are both already out of the competition.

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628 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stram Dunk
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Play Lund or Ings?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lund, maybe - Palace don't do CS at the moment

    2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Ings

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I’m playing both but Lunds if I had to choose

  2. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Not really sure how Watford defence works. If Kiko is fit by 1 Feb - as info has it - does he slot back in or is he marginal even if fit?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No Watford insight so my guess only as good as yours, but surely it is Masina's place to lose.

      Holebas appears to have been relegated to B team though.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Guess that’s right - why change a winning formula?

    2. disarrays11
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I don't think they'll change much to their defence since for the first time this season they're looking solid at the back

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ty

        That’s the worry. Not worth a transfer to replace him of course but it leaves my bench awfully thin depending slightly on Lund

  3. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Well that Mahrez knock has thrown a spanner in the works. Can do Mahrez + Jiminez > Grealish + Vardy? On a WC. 0.7 ITB:

    Henderson Mccarthy
    TAA Gomez Lascelles Lundstram Stephens
    Salah KDB Mahrez* Traore Fleck
    Auba Jiminez Ings

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You might want to read Pep’s comments again.

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        What did he say?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          "Riyad recovered well from his kick and Joao Cancelo had a big kick with some injury on his ankle. We will see how they recover in the next days," he said.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Bench midweek would be the ideal scenario

    3. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      That's a WC team, right?

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yes mate.

        1. danishdynamite
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thank God for that. Cracking team

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thank you! Any thoughts on Mahrez?

  4. Darthshearer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Do I WC or just hold on? This is my current team, no changes for GW25 yet,

    McCarthy
    Robertson | Kelly | Holgate
    KDB | Mane | Maddison | Grelish
    Ings | Firmino | Tammy

    Button | Cantwell | Lundstrum | Fermina

    With Abraham being an inury doubt and also Mane, I am not sure what to do. I was going to go Firmino to Augero and Maddison out for a hit. Thoughts?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How many FTs?

      1. Darthshearer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        1!

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sort Tammy or go for a WC

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Fix Tammy before your proposed moves.

    3. El Presidente
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hold

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      WC imo

      That’s a possible zero on the bench and Kelly is unlikely too. It looks like -8 just to get eleven starters you can rely on.

      If you think Lund starts then you could go Tammy to Jim and Mane to Mo. Can’t see a way to triple Pool and Kun without a minus 8

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best move here with 2FTs?

    Mané >> Traoré and then get Kun or Auba? Also quite keen on Ings for next GW and Jimmy for the GW after.

    McCarthy
    TAA • Lunds • Rico
    KDB • Salah • Grealish • Mané* • Mahrez*
    Vardy • Maupay
    (McGov. Greenwood. Soy. Aurier)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Look decent moves, Mahrez fine - but whetherh he'll play or not...
      I like Auba, nailed and could easily match or even surpass Kun over next few

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      This week is a bit of a mindfudge. The obvious thing to say is we have to wait as long as possible, but in theory I like the Traore and Auba route.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, I’ll be waiting. Problem with the Auba move is next week I’ll really want Kun(C). Could go Salah again I suppose

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A Mo brace tomorrow and that will seem like easier for sure. If he's likely to start you can hokey cokey with Kun I guess, but at 1.3m less and nobody in any of my ML owning, it would be fun to have Auba for a while.
          My lot is down below if it interests you. Sure doesn't interest me 🙂

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Similarish to my situation but you have 2FTs!

      I’d do the Traoré move for sure. Would you not consider the Kun move also?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, Mane+Maupay >> Traoré+Kun for free looks like the smart move yeah? Just waiting on Mané news, Kun minutes midweek, Mahrez injury update. And also if like to find funds for Ings and Jimmy ideal 🙂 might WC next week actually

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yeh mate I’m waiting for the same news! I’ve ridden the price drops so far anyway.

          I think those are the best moves. Auba is a consideration but not as exciting as Kun.

  6. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Morning. Tinkering with my WC and can't decide on this one:

    VVD & 5m ish defeneder (say Aurier / Soy .....I already have SHU Stevens in my draft, and TAA)

    vs

    Gomez & Doherty

    I'm leaning toward the latter as I have half a mind to BB in 29, and Doherty is a cracking diff (and is posting some half decent stats)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Go with the latter yeah

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I like Doc, toying with going 5 at the back on WC with Doc, Ritchie, Robbo, Trent and maybe 1 from SHU.

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yup: looking at the same., I started the season big at the back and I'm playing with the idea of getting back there for the end of the season .

        Hopefully it goes better this time

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Me too. Could WC to team I had in GW1 just to see how it goes, not much else to play for.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yep agreed Gomez and the Doc

  7. Mufc202020
    2 months, 12 days ago

    1 GW only

    A) jiminez vs mu (a)
    B) C Wilson vs Brighton (H)

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Both Jimi and Wilson fixture proof, but in totally different ways.

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

  8. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Question for wildcarders? When do you intend to bench boost?

    A..... bgw 31 and use fts to prepare for the big double

    B....use fts for bgw31 and free hit for the big double

    Thanks

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      BGW fixtures look pretty uninspiring, if you can get say 8 out that might be enough and free hit for double. No idea when to boost.

    2. El Presidente
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I was planning on using FH on 31 but now... it seems very probable that on top of the 2 matches already confirmed will be +2 or +3 including the Liverpool vs Palace match. If this is confirmed you can perfectly field 11 players without the FH

    3. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The way BGW is lining up, im not worried about it. Early WC is looking even better as we might manage to navigate all the blanks and doubles easily

      1. El Presidente
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Hum.... Too soon.

  9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I'm fairly clueless at the moment. So I'm just going to put this up for suggestions....

    Ryan
    TAA Lundstram Holgate
    KDB Mane* Salah Martial
    Vardy* Maupay Ings
    Button Soyuncu Kelly Dendo (0.7m 1ft)

    I'm all over the place between wildcarding and small tweaks.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mane to someone should set you for this week atleast. Then consider WC next week.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Interesting - why next week rather than this for the wildcard?
        Who would you punt on for Mane?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Nothing major, just fixtures and more info.

          Ryan, Holgate, Maupay, Martial have decent fixture this week, especially when we look at possible incoming players fixtures.

          Whether Lundstram is going to start or not. Whether Vardy is worth keeping for long term. Any surprise DGW. Whether Mane returns for Norwich game or not.

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yes that's a fair set of small issues. Thanks Holmes. I've felt a bit like handing over the keys to the car this week 🙂
            Only Mo (tc) can bring me out of a funk....

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Pretty much same situation. Want to WC asap and get rid of mess.

              Mane(c) for me, so this GW is over anyway 😀

              1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I own and felt weirdly deflated for even ML rivals who tc'd him. Nobody wants to see that.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Assuming Vardy is fit I would be happy enough with that this week - either just Mane to Salah or if you would rather hold Mane, just Kelly to a NUFC defender and play him this week.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I have Salah already and will captain next week.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sorry, going blind as well as bald and forgetful.
          Newcastle defender and hold off WC for another week.

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers Eric. Original plan was Vardy, Soy to Auba, Lascelles for a rare -4. If there is spectacular news on mane that could still be achievable too. Frankly I'm tired of many in this squad, bit of fpl fatigue.

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Similar to mine. Tricky situation. I’m guessing you could do Mané >> Traoré and Maupay >> Kun also? Or Auba.
      Vardy is fine and his next 3 fixtures are ideal for him as they won’t just sit and defend, they don’t really have very good defences and he loves the bigger teams anyways

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Extremely similar to mine below!

      I’m thinking Mané > Traoré and also getting in Kun (for DCL) this week and holding WC

  10. Mufc202020
    2 months, 12 days ago

    On WC - last one!!

    McCarthy - Button
    Lund - VVD* - TAA - O’Connell - Taylor
    Salah -Grealish - KDB - Fleck* - Cantwell*
    Ings - Jiminez- AUBA

    A) VVD, Fleck and cantwell
    B) Fernandez, Perez and Traore

    Final decision then gtg

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A for me too

      1. Mufc202020
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks both, anything you’d change to the rest of the team??

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Have you BB already? If not, get McCarthy in for Button? Cantwell down to Hayden cover it?

          1. Mufc202020
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Already have McCarthy! But I haven’t bench boost yet.

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Sorry. Can you get other cheap playing keeper? Saves a transfer down the line.

              1. Mufc202020
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yeah good shout. Can downgrade cantwell for Hayden and button for pope??

    3. Coast94
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B. I like the Perez and Traore picks.

      1. Mufc202020
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Interesting thanks, anything else you’d change about the team

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wait till Villa Leicester game perhaps

      You could lose Fleck Grealish and both SU defence in 28 as well as Auba and KdB - 6 down. You can obvs fix that with FTs but is it worth it?

      1. Mufc202020
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Was thinking for blank gameweek id use my free hit? Thoughts??

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Could do but the big blank in 31 or the likely BGW DGW in 34 feel better to me.

          Can’t see marginal players such as a Fleck JOC are worth it. Lose those two and you can ride out 28 easily enough with a couple of FTs

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            That said if Leicester win I really like that side

            1. Mufc202020
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Thanks!!

          2. Mufc202020
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ah yeah sorry I see what you mean now. Will see what happens because I’m liking the idea of the double SHU defence. Will be cheering on Leicester tonight

  11. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is Klopp going to have press conference before WHU ?

    1. El Presidente
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good point.

    2. pax888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      1pm today.

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

    Any news on tammy?

    1. El Presidente
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nope

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

      feck

  13. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A. Jimenez, Son, Robertson
    B. Auba, Grealish, Robertson
    C. Auba, David Silva, VVD

    Pope
    Taa, Lundstram,xxx
    Salah, Kdb, Traore,xxx
    Vardy, Ings, xxx

    Martin, Rico, Kelly, Dendoker

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Aguero Fleck Robbo

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

  14. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I'm curious to know how much Brits appreciate FA & league cups. Are they considered consolation for teams who have rough time at the league, so they could win at least some sort of trophy, or is their status purely nostalgic? Would you rather get rid or is it best to hold on?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice day out, but doesn't make up for crappy season.
      FA Cup was huge when I was a kid, no other games on that day either back then.
      Should scrap League Cup, move FA Cup final forward to that slot.

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        My ex-roommate (Arsenal fan) in London used to rave about importance of FA cup, and I always thought it's just because their glory days at the league were long gone.

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      put it this way, im not disappointed when Liverpool are knocked out of either

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      It's a tough one. In theory its a great competition and allows the big guns to be brought down to earth a bit. The demise of the FA cup says a lot about the state of the game generally I'd say, the CL and the PL are where the money is and they also motivate both domestic and foreign born players. I'd like to see everything done to bolster the importance of the cup myself having supported a team that never has and possibly never will win a title 🙂
      League Cup I think people are far less bothered about and can be tinkered with.

      1. El Presidente
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Spot on. The only way to energise it IMO is to throw cash. Just get substantial financial prizes from quarter final onwards for example and I'm sure Klopp would stop disrespecting it really really quickly.

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      With my entitled UTD hat on they are not worth much any more - LVG got sacked after winning FA Cup - don't remember anything about half the finals we reached since 1999, though have a clear recollection of 1985 Final (showing my age).
      Also remember following Stockport County as they knocked out 3 PL teams on the way to League Cup semi - without doubt, the biggest season that they have ever had (got promoted too) so would be a real shame for "smaller" clubs if the cups were further weakened.

  15. MallettMan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Have exact funds for Sarr + Mane -> Traore + Salah but for a -4

    Shall I wait on Mane and just do sarr to traore? I'm worried Mane will drop but want to hang on to him if hes going to be fit

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Looks extremely unlikely he will play this weekend. I'd pull the trigger if you don't have someone half-decent who can come in off the bench.

  16. quayle99
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Wildcarding

    Hendo
    Trent VVD Lascelles
    Salah(c) KDB Traore Grealish
    Auba Jiminez Ings

    Pope Saka Lund Stephens

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Is Traore Grealish Saka a strong enough 3,4 and 5??

  17. maratus
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any mane news?

    Mane -> Salah for hit?

    1. MallettMan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      My exact predicament

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If the rumours are to be believed then will miss this week at least. Who do you have to cover?

  18. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is Mane to Salah the obvious move with my 1FT here? I feel safe not owning Ings for one more week

    Ryan
    TAA Digne Soy
    Mane KDB Martial Grealish
    Vardy Jiminez Firmino

    Button Cantwell Rico Kabasele

    1. Bucket Man
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Definitely the best move I think

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No brainer

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yep imo

  19. Bucket Man
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best move here please. Wasted transfers on Mane and Greenwood last GW. In hindsight should have gone Firmino.
    Only 1FT 1.2ITB
    McCarthy
    TAA, Sidibe, Lundstram*, Soyuncu
    Salah, Mane*, KDB, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings
    Greenwood, Kiko*, Stephens

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mane and Kiko to Robbo and Traore (-4)?

      1. Bucket Man
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. Not to sure on hits for defenders really. Son could work for Mane but a tough game. Jiminez or Traore are options too.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Kiko to NUFC defender (at home to Norwich and nice fixtures after that too) and bench Mane? He might only miss 1 FPL GW.

          1. Bucket Man
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Like that. Will wait to see if Mane is out long term. Thanks 🙂

  20. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Morning all

    Although there are a number of things I would change, I’m thinking I might be wiser to hold onto the WC.

    What do you think to these moves?

    GW25: Mané, DCL > Traoré, Kun (-4)
    GW26: Soy > Robbo and downgrade Martial

    Team for GW25 would be:

    0.3itb
    McCarthy
    TAA, Lunds, Holgate
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Traoré
    Aguero, Vardy, Ings
    (McGovern) (Cantwell, Soy, Williams)

    Cheers 🙂

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hi Don - look like sensible moves though prefer Auba to Kun.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I just don’t love Auba as an exciting pick. Maybe being stubborn/ stupid! He always seems to scrape the points but ARS are so bad that it pains me to get him in lol

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Just think Kun ship has possibly already sailed - 2, 3 weeks ago was the time to get him in.
          Ars results aren't great, but they don't seem to have an issue with putting the ball in the net - Auba record against Burnley is huge and next few fixtures after that dreamy too.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Hmm damn now you have me thinking!

            Will look into the stats a bit more. I guess Auba could be worth a try...

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good moves

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks bro! Still confident about your WC?

        Would you go Kun or Auba? Certainty vs explosiveness/ ceiling...

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Fwiw I much prefer Kun than Auba for next 2

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers. Issue is nailedness!

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Going with Kun.
          I've pulled the WC trigger. No way back now

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Would you still go Kun in my situation?

            I’m sure you’ll benefit from the WC and you’re already in a strong OR position.

            I’m still thinking about WC but with news changing all the time, it’s feeling less and less essential to play it this week.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              If Mane is out for sure, I'd definitely get Aguero in your case bro.

              I've taken a gamble i guess by WC'ng early .... Think i can manage blank & double without it. Let's see how it goes

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                GL! This is your year!

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Ha ha
                  Thank you bro
                  GL to you too.

  21. lekalatch
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What to do with this team? 1FT, 0,1ITB

    Button McCarthy
    TAA Soy Lund Montoya Willems*
    Mane* Salah KdB Traore Cantwell*
    Vardy Abraham* Ings

    A) Mane Abraham Willems --> Auba Mahrez Gomez (-8)
    B) Mane Abraham --> Auba Mahrez (-4)
    C) Mane Willems --> Mahrez Robbo (-4)
    D) WC
    E) Other

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any suggestions here folks? 1ft, 0.4m itb.

    McCarthy
    taa lund rico
    salah mane kdb grealish
    vardy haller ings

    button dunk soy dendo

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mane and Soy to Robbo and Traore?

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good shout, cheers. And bench ings?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        1st sub? Might get one at best.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks

  23. BrokenNative
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Any other Richarlison owners pulling their hair out? No-one seems to be talking about it!

    I know we'll hear more at PC's but just wondering if anyone has any news / plans...

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Perhaps next GW is the time to WC once all this uncertainty is out the way?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I'm loving the way the rage WCers are creating their own narrative around selling Vardy being the right thing to do anyway, and the blanks/DGWs being easy to navigate without a WC 🙂

      1. El Presidente
        2 months, 12 days ago

        It's pretty funny isn't it? It's called cognitive dissonance

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          you are confusing it with the Oedipus Complex.

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Isn't that a shopping mall?

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              jip. In vietnam.

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Has to be a shop there called the "Ho Chi Minh-imart."

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I have been to Ho Chi Minh. Didn't like it. Locals are very Hanoiing.

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah. I’ve always done better saying my WC for around the blanks and DGWs. I’ll likely save unless my team gets really bad

    2. El Presidente
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe, but I would wait for a clear picture before doing it. I hate knee jerkers.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I cant see how anyone would want to WC this week

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, I don’t think it’s the best time at all

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        When you have Vardy upfront, it gets tough to not activate WC 😀

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          It’s not abt Vardy, it’s abt Mané and the urge to have 3 Pool players all the time. And abt wanting Kun for the next 2.

  25. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Not seen him mentioned anywhere but is Tarkowski an interesting differential?

    Burnley fixtures in defence look quite ok here on in. Despite recent horrid defence he’s only a point off Soy and only SU defence has outpointed him so far among cheaper options. Always a chance of attacking returns

    Will Burnley improve in defence? Think I’d back them too

    1. kime67
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      no

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Suit yourself 🙂

        There’s been plenty of recent love for Dunk in a similar price bracket. Think I’d back Burnley defence over Brighton in the long haul to season end. Way better fixtures

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      no thanks
      I owned him most of last season. Always had best stats, never actually scored

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ha

        Had him early for a couple of attacking returns and then ditched at right time from memory.

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      One of those teams in which only GK is worth picking

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Know what you mean but Burnley is one of those teams I’d back for a few cs from here on in and he does periodically get attacking returns.

        It’s a punt of course - all differentials are - but as relegation battle looms I can see Burnley grinding out results. And well his returns on the season to date are pretty fair - check out season value tab 🙂

  26. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I’m tempted to WC but I don’t think it’s worth using it for only 2 changes in my front 7 starting players. Mané and DCL to Pérez and Auba.

    That would allow me to get double Liverpool defense with TAA and VVD
    The other changes would be keepers and bench players...

    On -4

    Ryan McGovern
    TAA Soy Lund Kelly Rico
    Salah Mané Kdb Grealish Dend
    Aguero Ings DCL

    To WC

    Henderson Button
    TAA VVD Stephens Lascelles Williams
    Salah Kdb Grealish Perez Hayden
    Aguero Auba Ings

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Will probably be on Friday

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Reply Fail -_-

        I would not WC, current team looks better for this week

    2. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      no way is that worth a WC, Liverpool fixtures are good for a while, just take a -4 and then get VVD/Robertson later

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Will we ever get a Mané update? Probably end up being on the bench tomorrow night 🙂

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The more time that passes the more sinister things get imo

      They have the best medics in the world working on him the last week and they still can't publicise exactly what the problem and professionally diagnosed recovery periods are

      The way he just sat down on the pitch and didn't limp off was also thoroughly bizarre

      Will we ever see him on a football pitch again?!

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Do they have an obligation to publicise it though? I don't think it's that sinister, probably just keeping their cards close to their chest

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Could be something very dodgy, maybe they got wind that he was going to be tested for PEDs post match or something

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        How often are injuries publicised outside of prematch pressers?

        Genuine question. The only ones that spring to mind are when the player is shipped off abroad to a foreign specialist

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Did they not have a presssr before FA Cup

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Aha

            Knew there was a wrinkle somewhere 🙂

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      There’s no way he plays vs Hammers or Saints. Norwich is 14 days later so that would be best case return. That’s usually how long it takes if hamstring related

  28. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is there a Klopp presser today?

  29. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51277627

    Dead man walking. Tough time to be a fan - quite clearly new ownership needed.

    1. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Terrible terrible owners including Karen Brady who seems to avoid criticism. Yep, fans are getting a tough deal.

  30. linkafu
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is it a good idea to use my WC now. I still have free hit and bench boost.

    There will be 2 DGW and I m not sure that I will use the WC later..

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think I'm going to bed at 7h14 tonight.