Scout Notes

Firmino and Henderson make cases for attacking double-up with Salah

Liverpool 4-0 Southampton

  • Goals: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m), Jordan Henderson (£5.4m), Mohamed Salah x2 (£12.6m)
  • Assists: Roberto Firmino x3 (£9.6m), Henderson
  • Bonus Points: Salah x3, Henderson x2, Alisson x1 (£6.1m)

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) looks back to his ominous best after a second double-figure haul in as many Premier League matches.

He took his time to get involved in the goals for Liverpool but registered two strikers in the final 20 minutes of a hard-fought 4-0 win over Southampton.

The fact that the Reds had to toil for a large majority of this game arguably increases Salah’s appeal ahead of an incredibly appealing run of fixtures.

Between now and Gameweek 29, Liverpool travel to Norwich and Watford and host relegation-threatened West Ham and Bournemouth.

Salah probably would have been in the captain conversation for each of those matches anyway, but as his ownership and form continue to sky-rocket, the Egyptian is moving closer to ‘essential’ status once more.

Wildcards continue to break up top 10k template as Salah rewards massive backing
Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Southampton

Naturally, the increased interest in Salah’s services has been greatly influenced by a recent injury to Sadio Mané (£12.3m), although there remains a chance that the Senegalese international could be fit in time for a Gameweek 26 trip to Carrow Road, where Norwich have conceded more goals than on their travels this season.

Of course, such a statistic is also welcome news to Salah owners too.

However, with Salah soaking up so much support of late, his ability to propel Fantasy managers up the rankings has been dampened somewhat.

Thankfully, two of the Egyptian’s attacking colleagues have also been making strong cases for inclusion recently, neither of which are so widely owned.

The first is Roberto Firmino (£9.6m), who managed to chalk up three assists against Southampton. The Brazilian was, yet again, an instrumental part of Liverpool’s offensive efforts and is finally starting to convert this into something tangible for his 17.7% (and increasing) ownership.

Firmino could pair with Salah very nicely for FPL managers

In the last eight matches, Firmino has produced four goals and three assists and averaged 5.9 points per game. With Mané’s fitness still admittedly in doubt, and a number of centre-forwards frustrating their owners, there certainly seems to be merit to considering a Salah/Firmino double-up.

However, an even cheaper option has recently presented himself in the form of Jordan Henderson (£5.4m).

The central midfield player got a goal and an assist in the win over Southampton, his sixth and seventh attacking return of the campaign.

Henderson has arguably been one of Liverpool’s best players this season but, like Firmino, it has only been in recent weeks that he has converted this into something worthy of Fantasy investment.

After the first 23 matches of the season, the former Sunderland man had scored just once and produced only two assists. In his last three, Henderson has two goals and has set up a further two.

Henderson has been in excellent form recently

With those aforementioned favourable fixtures coming up, Henderson’s appealing price and 1.6% ownership could ensure he remains a powerful differential for Fantasy managers.

With all of these Liverpool options, we should, as previously mentioned, hand them extra credit for how they were able to break down a stubborn Southampton side.

The Saints arrived at Anfield in decent defensive form, as was reported in our Captain Sensible article, and they managed to largely frustrate Liverpool for the opening 45 minutes.

While it was not too surprising to see Southampton do their best to stifle their illustrious hosts, it was impressive that they were able to do so with their staffing problem at right-back.

With Cédric Soares (£4.8m) injured and subsequently loaned to Arsenal, and Yan Valery (£4.6m) only recently returning from an illness, Ralph Hasenhüttl was forced to play midfielder James Ward-Prowse (£5.8m) at right-back.

Ward-Prowse played at right-back for Southampton

Despite that disadvantage, Southampton went into the break at 0-0. They also did a great job of protecting their slightly makeshift back-four with some excellent marauding runs from Danny Ings (£7.0m), Shane Long (£4.6m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.2m).

Ings, in particular, was unfortunate not to get some attacking returns as he troubled Liverpool in the first half, exploiting some space by Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and forcing some important saves. With favourable fixtures on the horizon for Southampton, Ings still looks lively enough to capitalise.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) also stung Alisson‘s (£6.1m) palms in the first half, receiving the ball from a Long knock-down and firing an effort towards goal from the edge of the box.

In the end, it must be said that four goals flattered Liverpool to an extent, as their class and desire to win the Premier League shone through in the second period – but that is, of course, great news for owners of their Fantasy assets.

It was also an eighth clean sheet from a possible nine for Liverpool, even if they were mildly fortunate to register this one.

However, no defensive player was able to get involved in the goals on Saturday afternoon, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) taking a slightly less prominent role in the match than usual. He nearly scored an overcooked cross in the first half but it landed on the roof of Alex McCarthy‘s (£4.4m) net. Aside from that, he played no key passes all afternoon.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum (Minamino 81′), Fabinho, J Henderson (Lallana 88′); Oxlade-Chamberlain (Keita 73′), Firmino, Salah.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Ward-Prowse; Redmond, Højbjerg, Romeu, Djenepo (Boufal 82′); Ings (Adams 70′), S Long (Obafemi 70′).

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BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 ASTON VILLA

by Colm Hayes

LIVSOU/BOUAVL notes
Nathan Aké bundles in the winner for Bournemouth
  • Goals: Philip Billing (£5.0m), Nathan Aké (£4.8m) | Mbwana Samatta (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fraser (£6.9m), Dan Gosling (£4.9m) | Keinan Davis (£4.3m)
  • Bonus Points: Billing x3, Samatta x2, Aké x1

Despite being heavily involved in every Aston Villa attack at the Vitality Stadium, FPL favourite Jack Grealish (£6.7m) failed to notch any attacking returns in GW25.

The Villa star terrorised Adam Smith (£4.3m) down the Cherries’ right, while Jefferson Lerma (£4.8m) picked up two yellow cards for fouls on Grealish – though the player may rightly have been upset at the decision for his second booking.

The red card was soft, there were a few decisions out there that left a lot of people scratching their heads. – Aston Villa boss Dean Smith

Grealish topped several statistical charts among all players during this relegation battle and ‘assisted the assister’ for Villa’s goal.

His pass allowed substitute Keinan Davis (£4.3m) to shoot in the 71st minute, an effort which was blocked but looped up favourably for debutant Mbwana Samatta (£6.0m) to nod before Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m) was able to claim.

LIVSOU/BOUAVL notes 2
Samatta beats Ramsdale to the punch

But despite Grealish’s best efforts, first-half goals from Philip Billing (£5.0m) and Nathan Aké (£4.8m) were enough to give Bournemouth a huge three points.

The Villa midfielder created more than double the chances of any other player – including one particularly decent opportunity for Matt Targett (£4.4m) – while one of his raids down the left saw a cross/shot from the byline go through the legs of Ramsdale but amazingly not into the goal.

LIVSOU/BOUAVL notes 1
A dejected Grealish at full time

On his side’s defeat, Dean Smith – who lost Ezri Konsa (£4.3m) to injury at the interval – said:

We didn’t start particularly well, they picked up too many second balls and ended up with territorial advantage in the first half.

I wasn’t happy with the first half and how we played 11 v 11 but the second half, after they had a man set off, was better – although we did not do enough with possession.

They have had a man sent off and after that we have dominated possession but have not done enough to create clear-cut chances to get ourselves back (in it). (We) deserved to lose in the end.

Smith’s opposite number Eddie Howe also recognised how pivotal Lerma’s red card was in the game:

The red card changed everything, we felt a little bit bit hard done by on that decision – Jeff was incredibly unlucky as there were other challenges in the game that didn’t get punished with a yellow card which were worse than that.

At a time when we were in a good place in the game, looking to go 3-0 up, suddenly the game swings on that moment and I didn’t think it was justified.

With that feeling, with the way the game had gone and the run of form we’d been on, it was hugely important we got over the line and won that game. We don’t know whether it will define our season, but it feels like a big moment now.

Bournemouth XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; Rico, Aké, Francis, A. Smith; Gosling, Lerma, Billing; H. Wilson, C. Wilson, Fraser.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Reina; Konsa (Engels 46′), Mings, Hause; Targett, Douglas Luiz, Nakamba (Trezeguet 80′), Guilbert; Grealish, Samatta, El Ghazi (Davis 58′).

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481 Comments Post a Comment
  1. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    wish I voiced this opinion as it would have aged very well but second that liverpool teamsheet came out I fancied henderson. think that's the issue with a punt going forward, seemingly relies on no mane (or no salah) and a more defensive player than origi filling in. gives henderson much more license to get in the box. could therefore be a sailed ship already

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He is a classic under the radar player who people are not prepared to take serious for various reasons when it comes to FPL probably mainly due to the potential and appeal of his fellow team mates.

      1. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        yeah similar to joe gomez right now. you can't just judge them alone you have to factor in the sacrifice of robertson/firmino/vvd/mane (assuming salah and taa are givens right now)

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Got Gomez instead of Trent. Would have to wildcard to change it.

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          VVD TAA ROB for me

          They rack in more points than alternatives whereas Salah was matchable. Mane being out is an issue short term.

  2. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hendo (Button)
    TAA Holgate stephens
    Salah KDB Son Grealish
    DCL Vardy Ings

    Lund - Lascelles - Dendo

    0 FT and 3.7 itb
    Good to go or anything worth/need a hit?

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      gtg

  3. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Repost:

    Guaita
    Robbo, Taa, Dunk
    Grealish, Salah, Traore, Kdb
    Dcl, Jimenez, Vardy

    Button, Dendoncker, Lundstram, Kelly

    1FT 3.8 ITB

    A)Vardy>Auba/ Aguero
    B)-4 Dcl>Auba, Robbo> Gomez

  4. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    find the firmino home/away assist/goal split fascinating. getting extreme enough now where it seems well beyond a quirk but not sure how to explain it

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

      It is truly fascinating, he’s scintillating to watch, he’s one of the most exciting players iv’e ever seen

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Put your tissues away son

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Bobby is my favourite Pool attacker. (Not FPL wise. Real life)

  5. Il Papera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Transfers planned until GW30 give or take after WC. Lot of assuming, mainly Aguero starting today, but any love for a one week Vardy -> Jesus punt? Stand to lose no value.

    West Ham at home is a lot nicer than Wolves away... Then back to Vardy for nor/AVL.

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I just hope a niggling injury for kun today 😀
      So that i can punt on Jesus

  6. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Why Hayden was subbed? Injury?

  7. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Mane > Son
    Lund/Kelly > VVD or Robbo

    For free?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      But but why did you keep mane in first place?

      1. gauzah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Only had 1FT and didn't see any move that I liked.
        Now I had major defensive issues with Lund, Kelly, Rico and Ramsdale.
        Need to claw back some funds from somewhere.

    2. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not Son

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

      Just hold Mane. If you wanted to sell, should have sold last week.

  8. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Do we think Martial will be dropped for the next game?

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Do utd have anyone else to come in?

      1. michaelington
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Greenwood?

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He should start given United's limited options and Wolves is never the easiest team to play against but that said you should get rid of him as United just look limp in attacking terms

      1. michaelington
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Believe me, I want rid. Got other pressing concerns at the moment. Defence is a shambles.

        1. Syd.
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I am in the exact same boat

          My priority this week is to get rid of Lundstram. Martial will just have to hang about for another few weeks.

          1. Hktrader88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            His returns maybe sporadic but if you sort midfielders by points per game then Martial still holds up well for his price. Suggest watching how Bruno fits in, he did well yesterday for a debut and may create chances for Martial.

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

              Rashford wasn't alone as good as he was with Martial. Now we seem to have similar situation, but things could change fast. Fernandes hasn't trained a lot with the team and Pogba could be back also. Better options are few.

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nope but ffs he was awful last two gws, have no idea how i keep this kind of players in my team

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Nope

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

      Talented player but with one of the worst mentalities in the league. Should be dropped but Ole is too much of a wuss to make the tough decisions.

      1. Tube!!
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Wuss??…who does he bring in if he drops him...

        1. Leander De Doncker
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Oghalo?

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

            He is stuck in China. I just wonder if he is going to have some kind of quarantine.

    6. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What has Greenwood done recently in the minutes he played to start over Martial? He’d get subbed out yesterday if Ole wasn’t happy with his performance enough to bench him.

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Re this article.
    Since Pool have started juggernaut of CS's in GW 16.
    Points scored:

    Bobby 51
    Henderson 53
    VVD 67
    Robbo 57

    Pool attackers score alternatively. But defenders are keeping CS's for fun. That's why I'm on Double Defense.
    (Numbers maybe wrong slightly as calculated orally)

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Noone can deny that double defense is a better value... just the excitement of having mane and salah in your side is a thing.. thats all...especially with the fixs..

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah.
        I'm going with Son as the big hitter from remaining £.
        Not sure how it'll end but i think Son will come good.

        1. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Good one there with Son... laporte and stones have not travelled today ... so points points

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Fingers crossed

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Double def and switching from Mane to Salah when Salah hit form was the key here, although most ppl here would have told u it's a sideways move...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Hmm
        I TC Mane so not so sideways to get salad this GW 😀

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Triple def

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        You're a brave soul 😀

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Awful. Those on triple defence this week: 18 points, 24 if you had the balls to captain TAA.

        Salah plus double defence = 48 points

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          44*

        2. kamdaraji
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          *44 points

          1. IRBOX ⚽
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Late to the party

    4. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      you left out TAAs 5000 points!

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

      Salah 90
      Mane 38 (missing 3 starts)

      Liverpool (and Salah) seems to be in free scoring mode and tbh they have been lucky to have kept all those clean sheets. When Mane is back I expect Firmino to play deeper. They may both want the golden boot?

      DD is certainly good choice that most will choose, but I think there is a case to chase with both Salah and Mane. Many have decent tv and other heavy hitters are not performing too well.

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What changes would you do?

    Schmeichel Button
    TAA Williams Kelly Rico Lundy
    Salah KDB Martial Traore Dendo
    Kun Vardy Deeney

    1 FT
    0.4 ITB

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Lundstram to Stephens

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        And play whom?

  11. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Hendo McCarthy
    TAA VVD Egan Fernandez Lascelles
    Salah KDB Mahrez Traore Hayden
    Auba Jimenez Ings

    0.9 itb.

    Hendo Auba KDB Egan benched for gw 28. Newcastle boys and McCarthy look good for that gw.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Can you squeeze in Son for Mahrej ?

      It's a good squad

      1. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Can do Mahrez + Fernandez > Son + 3.9.
        Not sure which combo.looks better as both have a player missing in gw 28.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          It gives you a dead spot in the 15 so nahh.

          Although I'd definitely swap Fernandez for Stephens.
          Stephens & Lascells rotate amazingly well.

          1. King Kohli
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I'm mainly getting the Newc players for gw 28 vs BUR and the double up looks good.
            First 11 is pretty set otherwise so don't think I'll be rotating much.

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Getting Henderson in now is the definition of points chasing...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He's highest scoring GK.
      Come on mate 😛

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Will blank 28 and can’t play United in 31.. prefer Pope

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I think he might be referring to Jordan

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          😀

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Actually!

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Getting Dubravka as 2nd keeper for the bgw, first time this season I will have 2 playing keepers...

  13. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any changes needed here?

    Henderson
    TAA O'connell Dunk
    Traore Grealish KDB Salah
    Auba Firmino Jimimez

    McCarthy Cantwell Cahill Lascelles

  14. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Did Klopp mention Manè’s fitness after the game yesterday?

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      no

  15. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GW26 Team:

    McCarthy
    Robbo TAA Egan
    Son Salah KDB Grealish
    Jiménez Ings Vardy

    Martin, Cantwell, Soy, Williams

    0.5ITB GTG?

    I was trigger happy last night and moved on Lund for Egan, hopefully no injures today.

    Got 10 starters for 28 (11 if Williams pays but I won’t hold my breath for now) so we’ll set up in that regard. Hopefully be able to save FT next GW to have 2FT going in.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      G2G mate
      Pretty similar to my team

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Nice one, who you got to play today?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Son KDB

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ah snap, haha 🙂

  16. JonnyOnionRings
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Aguero get 4 goals today please!

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      What about the second half?

  17. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy, Maddison, Kelly > Ings, Son, Stephens (-4)

    It’s beautiful isn’t it?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No

    2. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks good but you might need Leicester in a couple weeks

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Easy to get Vardy back for 28 onwards. not sure I want Maddison

    3. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Looks good

  18. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Wierdly no connection between Salah scoring and Ward Prowse playing RB in the article. The facts are there but no interpretation

  19. DAVESAVES
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hey guys! What you think?

    Ryan
    Taa Soyuncu Rico
    Kdb Salah Martial Grealish
    Vardy Dcl Jimenez
    Martin Lund Kelly Dendonk

    A. Kelly > Stephens
    B. Kelly, Dcl > Stephens, Auba -4

  20. Jay Dal
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Thinking it might be time to Wildcard.

    Got Martial, Kelly, Maddison, Vardy, Maupay, Gazzaniga & Lundstram I’d like to get rid of

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Would you take a hit to sort this defence?

    TAA Lundy* Rico* Kelly* Williams*

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Obviously needs it

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Lundstram & Kelly to O'Connell & Stephens for -4?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I like it

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I would look back at how it got into this state and make adjustments to how you play fpl

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ouch

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Its an opportunity for learning. No need to say ouch.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers mate! Lundstram & Kelly to O'Connell & Stephens for -4?

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yup

    3. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      well thats a terrible one

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Lundstram replacement:
    A) Stevens (SHU)
    B) Stephens (SOU)

    Whilst I can cover GW28 (only KDB + Lund currently), GW28 is a bit iffy fixture-wise:

    Ugly: DCL (MUN), Deeney (LIV), Rico (CHE)
    Bad: Son (WOL), Traore (TOT), Martial (EVE).

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

        Was thinking so too!

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

      Flip, I can actually do Lundstram to Robertson/VVD.

      With the latter, Stephens is still on.
      With the former, Masukau > Lascalles is still on (although I prefer Fernandez).

  23. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Kind of stationed here with no real opportunity for improvement without taking multiple hits
    Suggestions welcome

    Guaita*
    Stevens TAA Stephens (rico, lundstram*)
    Mane* Salah Kdb grealish (cantwell)
    Vardy* Jiminez Ings
    0.0itb 1ft

    1. Stokelona
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Hold Vardy and guita. Mane to Sterling could be a powerful differential with a leaky West Ham next for city

      1. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Interesting, but will sterling play?

        1. Aftermath
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wait and watch, Mahrez instead of Sterling

        2. Stokelona
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Who knows, and I don’t know about Mane’s fitness either tbh. Just an idea, it’s best to tackle the higher value problems I think

      2. Stokelona
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Is having two Stephens in your team a particular strategy?

        1. Wally banter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Enda stevens and Jack Stephens 😀

  24. Stokelona
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA VVD Ricardo Digne James
    Salah (c) Son
    Vardy Ings Tammy

    Fodder, £2.5m ITB

    Just wondering has anyone gone 5 at the back for a long period of time? And how did you do? I’ve turned my season around since going for it a few weeks ago. Just love looking at my pitch with such a weird looking formation

    1. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You have been helped by pool double def and salah's form last few weeks... which indeed is a good thing.
      I always prefer 5 at the back on draft leagues and have consistently won some

      1. Stokelona
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Oh I’ve never done draft but I suppose you can line up fixtures with high chance of clean sheets

  25. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    if you knew Mane was gonna play next week would you do Martial and Vardy to Mane and Ings?

    Mcarthy 
    TAA Soy Targett Lunds Rico
    Salah KDB Grealish Martial Cantwell
    Vardy Deeney Auba.

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      No
      He can easily come for a cameo

      1. Wally banter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        this

    3. Wally banter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Prefer a mci attacker if you do not own mane currently and switch to mane after norwich

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

      thanks boys. Is tempting for sure rather than the defensive double up

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

    1. Roll the FT and make 2/3 changes next GW.
    2. Mane-> Fleck + Lundstram-> VVD. (-4).
    3. Mane-> Son + Lundstram- Stevens. (-4)
    4. Lundstram-> 4.6m (or less) def.

    Hendo.
    TAA, Stephens, Holgate.
    Grealish, KDB, Mane, Salah.
    Maupay, Ings, Aubameyang.
    Stek, Lundstram, Williams, Dendoncker.
    1ft. 0.1m ITB

  27. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Does this team need a WC? Tempted for sure but thinking of just doing
    Lundstram-> Egan and keep Vardy,Maddison

    Guaita
    TAA Robertson Stephens Egan
    Salah KDB Fleck
    Aguero Vardy Ings

    Button Maddison Hayden Kelly

    1. cigan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Team looks good but I'd play Maddison ahead of Fleck

  28. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    What to do with this mess? 1ft 1.1 itb

    Henderson
    TAA, Day, Lundstram*
    Salah, Manè*, Kdb, Grealish
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood*

    Button*, Lascelles, Rico*, Cantwell

    Lundstram to Stephens and hope Greenwood starts v Chelsea?

  29. cigan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Got 1 FT and 6+ ITB thanks to the Mane sale last week. What's the priority here?
    Lundstram? Maddison? Vardy? Guaita? WC?
    Who to spend the 3rd Liv slot on?

    Lundstram > Gomez looks boring but tempted to hold the cash until a definite premium option appears ...

    Guaita 4.0
    TAA Holgate Cathcart Lascelles Lundstram
    Salah KDB Maddison Grealish Dendoncker
    Vardy Ings Deeney

  30. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    WC thoughts?

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Stevens Stephens Boly Lascelles
    Salah Mane KDB Son Mooy
    Jimi Ings Martinelli

    Don't want to lose Mane and he'll be back soon as a relative differential. Might get some Leicester back in for the blank.