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What impact will Berge have on Lundstram and Sheff Utd’s defence?

The arrival of Sander Berge (£5.0m) at Sheffield United has led to further fears for John Lundstram (£5.1m) owners.

Chris Wilder threw the Norwegian defensive midfielder straight into the Blades’ first-team in Gameweek 25 in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Berge played 68 minutes before being replaced by Lundstram, who has already lost his place to Muhamed Bešić (£4.4m) in Gameweek 24.

With competition for midfield places heating up at Bramall Lane, we’ve researched what Berge will bring to the Premier League.

And while this article acts as a Scout Report on the Blades’ latest recruit, we will also be using it to work out the effect his arrival will have on Lundstram.

The History and Statistics

Berge arrives at Sheffield United as something of a major coup for the newly-promoted club.

The Norwegian midfielder was linked with many of the Premier League’s top clubs during the January transfer window, including Manchester United, while Liverpool and Napoli, who faced him in this season’s Champions League group stages, were also rumoured to be interested in his services.

Not surprisingly, Wilder had to smash the club’s transfer record to bring Berge to Bramall Lane.

Still only 21 years of age, the midfielder has risen to the top end of European football very quickly.

Berge graduated from local side Asker’s academy in 2013 and made his senior debut in the third tier of Norwegian football aged just 15.

Eliteserien outfit Vålerenga signed him for the 2015 campaign, where he made 36 first-team appearances before earning a big move to Belgian club Genk in 2017 – still just 18-years-old.

Despite his tender age, Berge soon a reputation for controlling the midfield with his discipline, ability to read the game and his physical attributes.

His primary role at Genk was to drop deep to win the ball and distribute it quickly to the more creative players around him, helping his team-mates construct effective counter-attacks.

During three years in Belgium, Berge featured heavily, making 73 league appearances, helping Genk to the domestic title and Super Cup in 2018/19 as well as competing in three separate European competitions. 

After two Europa League campaigns, Berge and his Genk team-mates took part in this season’s Champions League, alongside Liverpool, Napoli and Red Bull Salzburg.

Furthermore, Berge has also competed at every age group for the Norwegian international team, right from Under-15s to the senior side, who he debuted for in 2017 and now has 20 caps and one goal.

Securing a player with experience of the very top level in European football, as well as winning titles, especially at such a young age, can only improve a club like Sheffield United, who were competing in League One as recently as 2017.

Furthermore, it should push the Blades onto new heights, as they continue to press home on their chances of qualifying for European football for the first time in their history this season.

“Sander is someone we have known about for quite a while now. We have tracked him over a sustained period of time, he was a player we highlighted as someone who could come in and really improve us and we are thrilled he’s agreed to come here. When we sat down with Sander it was clear that he was really excited about coming here and that was great to see. I think this signing just shows how far we have come in a short space of time, that we are now attracting the likes of Sander to the football club. It’s a brilliant signing for us.” – Chris Wilder

“To win and go fifth in my first game is fantastic. But we cannot stop there. We must push forward. The song is all about playing in Europe next season. That is the ambition.” – Sander Berge

While his mental and physical attributes, as well his ability to dictate play from deep, may improve Sheffield United moving forward, as a defensive midfielder, Berge has never been particularly renowned for goals, netting just six times in three years at Genk. Before that, the youngster never once scored a senior league goal in Norwegian football.

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  1. ZakyJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Hendo (Button)
    TAA / Robbo/ Stephens (Lascelles / Williams)
    Salah / KDB / Grealish / Martial (Hayden)
    Auba / Jimi / DCL

    1FT / 1.1ITB

    A) hold the transfer
    B) Hendo to Pope which i will need to do before GW 28
    C) anything else (DCL>Ings) (Martial>Anybody)

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

      A

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

      I'd hold that

    3. zotter
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Easy hold

  2. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Tough one.

    If you had to choose:

    A. People Front of Judea

    B. Judean Peoples Front.

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

      Judean Popular People's Front + Campaign for a Free Galilee (-4)

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Sounds like a good move!

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

      Either's good as long as the Romans go home

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

      Neither. The "People's Front of Judea".

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Splitter!

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

          Roman dog!

  3. Cheesyzoot
    5 months, 5 days ago

    What looks better for -4?:

    A) Mane + Greenwood > Aguero (c) + Douglas Luiz

    B) Mane + Soyuncu > Son + Robertson

    1. gunner79
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Keep Mane

    2. ZakyJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      why are you getting rid of Mane?

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

      Neither

    4. Cheesyzoot
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Are you guys confident Mane is going to be back and straight into the starting 11 for Norwich?

      1. gunner79
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        yip

        1. Cheesyzoot
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Have I missed some news somewhere?

  4. gunner79
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Mane Captain anyone?

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

      Bit optimistic maybe but big diff.

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Wont play. They want salah to win golden boot.

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Lol what? So if Mane's fit to play, Klopp won't play him because he wants Salah to win the golden boot?

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

      Won't play.

      1. Le Bluff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        So you think he'll go 26 days with no gametime? If he's fit, I can't see it. No way Klopp throws him in cold into that Atletico game.

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

          I think Klopp will slowly ease Mane back to full fitness.

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

          Might give him a 20 minute cameo

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      If the deadline wasn't so early then yes, but I think I'll go with Salah

  5. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    anyone captaining KDB this week? I am very tempted even though I own Salah

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

      Vice at the minute, but it has been on him this week

    2. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Stupidity. The form Salah is in. Cant consider anyone else.

      1. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Aguero?

  6. kime67
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Mahrez -> Traore?

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

      No

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

      Not this GW

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Gonna do it anyway and im afraid of benching. He awful against spurs.

  7. Checko
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Auba or Firmino?

    My plan was to have Aubau for next 2/3 GW's and then go back to Vardy. But not sure I can deal with is inconsistency.

    But then is Firmino any better?

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

      Hold

    2. Fit_to_drop
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I sold Vardy for Firmino this week. My front line is now Auba / Jimi / Firmino

      I still think Vardy is going to get back scoring

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I got Aub. Next 2 fixtures look tasty then I'll swith Aub > Vardy in gw 28

  8. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Lundstram (BOU)
    B) Rico (shu)
    C) Soyuncu (wol)

    Would be a no brainer if I thought Lundstram was going to start but have no idea if he will or not.

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

      C?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Currently on him.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      B

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Attacking threat.
        Everyone in that list will concede IMO

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          Fair enough but think Lundstram has more attacking threat than Rico even if he only plays 20-30 mins.

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

            Only 3 goals and 3 assists all season I think.

            1. La Roja
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              3 goals and 3 assists are great return for a defender. Bearing in mind they get clean sheets

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

                But playing as attacking mid and starting every game till recently, not amazing and no CS if he only plays 20 minutes

            2. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Compared to 0 goals and 3 assists for Rico.

  9. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    I reckon I’m going to start Lundstram and bench Webster. I think Watford will score so Webster likely 2pts and Lundstram just might start. What say ye?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Can work yeah. Last chance for Lord then ....

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

      Aarrggh

    3. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Logical. I too think Watford score so might as well do what you can to avoid that likely whiff.

    4. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't

  10. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    In my ML I'm 60 points behind someone who knows what they're doing (which makes one of us, I guess).

    They will be captaining Salah. I guess I should probably captain Aguero? In other words, a 60-point gap at this point in the season is something I need to take deliberate, weighed risks to narrow rather than just playing my own game?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      You should captain Salah

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

      Salah

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

      I'd probably go for Aguero regardless.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        This

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

      Captain Aguero - best option this GW

    5. Fit_to_drop
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, I would say so. You can't leave a 60 point gap until the last few weeks. I had experience of it last season when holding off a guy to win my ML. He got close to me but could never bridge the gap.

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Salah is single most selfish attacker in the league after 3rd Golden Boot against bottom half team.
      I'm sold !!
      Probably the reason why i didn't bother about Kunl/Auba on my WC last GW as I'll definitely © Salah

    7. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Aguero (c) is potentially a massive differential this week. Standout captain choice in my opinion, even more so if chasing.

      City have a habit of bouncing back in style. No Sterling means Aguero should be nailed.

      Could be a cricket score.

      Liverpool will have one eye on the Atletico, so can see limited minutes for Salah.

    8. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Go with Aguero regardless

    9. ppv
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Aguero could go mental

    10. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks guys.

      The fact that Aguero v Salah this week seems to be fair debate among ye tells me I should go with Aguero. Ultimately I'll have to do something to narrow that gap and few measures I could take later are likely to be as viable as opting for Aguero(c) this week, I think.

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

        And if you want to be more confident, watch highlights of West Ham vs Brighton

  11. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Lundstram haul confirmed against Bournemouth. Thank you Wilder!!

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

      ... or a 1 point sub.

    2. ppv
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      He's just humouring Lundy. A good sub for Sheff Utd but finished fantasy wise.. He won't drop the new record signing.

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

        Probably not. Just wishful thinking from my part. I have other fires to put out atm, so I will start Lundy one last time. Hopefully he surprises me, but probably not.

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

      I do think he could start the home games they will attack more. Berge could be used in tougher games and away from home.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Berge isn't going to rotate in and out, he's their record signing. What other club does that... none.

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

          wasn't McBurnie their record signing & in & out?

    4. ppv
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      If he is not definite starter he's a terrible choice especially considering his ownership and he will always get minutes off the bench. 1 pointers

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      More like 1 pointer or even 0 pts

  12. No MO limits
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    So Sterling is definitely off for West Ham and most likely for Leicester
    https://www.espn.co.uk/football/manchester-city/story/4047130/manchester-citys-raheem-sterling-expected-to-face-real-madrid-after-injury-sources

    Anyone fancy a punt on Mahrez for 2 gw’s?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Very tempted. Martial to Mahrez is an easy switch.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Blocks my Soy to vvd upgrade though

        1. No MO limits
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          For me it’s easy switch from Alli, but then someone from Lund/Lascelles/Kelly will need to play

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

      Already got him, but fear 3-5-2 or Mendy playing as a winger or Ederson as CF or some other Pep nonsense.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Mendy as winger would be fab

      2. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 5 days ago

        ederson at cf seems likely

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

      Very happy I got him on WC. Sterling out is pure gold for the rest of the City assets as hes been bringing the team down all season.

  13. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Usually moving towards end of season, there will be less CSs isn't it?

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

      Just remember those back to back cs from Digne last season and double LIV def.

  14. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    All good here? 1FT, 0.7 itb

    Henderson
    Trent Robbo Stevens
    Salah (c) Son Traore Grealish
    Auba Ings Jimenez

    McCarthy H.Barnes Boly Fernandez

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

      Traore, Grealish, H. Barnes a 3 sided coin toss

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah. They'll probably all get 2 though

    2. tyron
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      no city cover vs west ham?

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Yes is a problem... Any suggestions?

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

          Pray

          1. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            lol. Cant really get any in, knew it would be a risk when I WCd last GW. tbh I wouldn't captain them anyway

  15. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Have exact cash for this, have a I gone mental?

    Auba Maddison ➡ Aguero(c) Moura

    1. tyron
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      sounds perfect to me

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

      If you are happy with getting rid of Auba, then its fine.

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Bear in mind aguero might rest the next game before Madrid away

        1. tyron
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          a couple weeks before madrid game.. so no

          1. zotter
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            The Leicester game

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

        He has zero double digit score at home, above moves should be fine

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

      Thin line between madness and genius

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      If you've Salah just cap him. Auba good fixture too and you're taking him out...

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Arsenal looking shite though

    5. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Not for me

    6. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I like it. Is it for free?

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        No

  16. tyron
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    pick one
    mooy - fixtures and gw 28
    fleck - fixtures but blank gw 28 (non issue anyway)

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

      For what it is worth, I went Mooy - mainly because of blank

      1. tyron
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        understood. guessing if that werent the case u would go fleck?

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

          Yup

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Fleck unless you have 5 or more players who blank

      1. tyron
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        currently on fleck. the blank isnt an issue. just trying to figure out who is more involved goals wise

  17. Esalman
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Just noticed, 5 out of 15 players are playing at home next week, the rest of them away in my team.

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

      Not many league games at neutral venues

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        😀

    2. Fit_to_drop
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Most of mine are H and the ones that are A are Liverpool. Couldnt be better...

  18. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Keep thinking the Ings Redmond attacking double looks inviting.
    But 3 returns all season... Eugh.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      ings enough from their attack until they show otherwise

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

      Redmond been "due" since 2014

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

      Redmond has 4 returns. JWP has 7.

  19. BillionairesClub
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    I don't think KDB plays in the league before the Madrid game, he'll need to be 100% to play against Valverde and Casemiro. No chance Pep risks that

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Isn't the West Ham game a week and a half before they play Madrid? Would be two and a half weeks since KDB last played.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Come on Tactical Focus, you need to focus. 😉

    2. tyron
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      its a couple weeks away highly doubt and they got top 4 to maintain

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

      Leicester away then?
      Got Mooy to cover so no problem.

  20. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Am I foolish to want to WC this team?

    Pope
    TAA, VvD, Soyuncu*
    Salah, KDB, Martial*, Grealish*
    Vardy*, Ings, DCL*

    Button*; Lundstram*, Rico, Dendoncker*.

    0 FT 3.6 ITB

    Would be happy to get rid of all the players with *. Vardy would come back in for GW28.

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Foolish given the upside of WC around the doubles

    2. tyron
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      well there are areas to address. cant blame u for wanting to. i wildcarded a similar team to this got aguero in for vardy to return gw 28 got jimi for dcl. got fleck for martial egan for lundstram dendonker to traore so yea

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

      The Heart Wants What It Wants, but I'd soldier on a little longer.

    4. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Tough. i'd defo do soon..

      Consider which players you would bring in in WC and see how much you think they'll score compared to the players you have now for this GW. Think you might do quite well with these players this GW, but in the long term a wc would be worthwhile

  21. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on Salah TC?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Save it for a double imo. Though I did smash it last year v Huddersfield with salah in a single

      There will be some good double options. Perhaps not from Liverpool and city though

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        Good point. Thanks

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

      Can see his minutes being managed once the game is settled. Wait for a DGW or a SGW free from UCL congestion

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 5 days ago

        That was the plan. Thanks

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

          GW 25 vs WHU might be better - 6 days after the Champions League and after that the Liverpool fixtures are either away, or around the second leg or the league will be sewn up and rotation/motivation may become and issue.

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

            *27

            1. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              That could be a good plan. I'll see nearer the time

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Hey fam! Do these plans sound good?

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

    GW26 - Lundy, Kelly & Martial to VVD, Egan & JWP (-4)

    GW27 - Kun & Deeney to Jimenez & Ings (-4)

    GW28 - Dendo to midfielder upto 7.9

    Gives me this team for GW28

    Schmeichel
    TAA VVD Rico
    Salah KDB Traore JWP *7.9*
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    Button Williams KDB Egan

    1. Fit_to_drop
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah except instead of selling quality players (like Sergio) id rather bench him for 28

  23. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 5 days ago

    My team is in dire straits after punting on Sterling last GW, please help me out.

    Ryan, Gazza

    TAA, Robbo, Stevens, Kelly, Simpson

    Sterling*, KDB, Mahrez, Mount, Doucoure

    Auba, Abraham, Greenwood

    I really don't want to wildcard this GW with it being stretched over 2 weeks, so I'm therefore contemplating this move.

    Sterling, Greenwood -> Richarlison, Ings (-8)

    Yay or nay?

    Something else perhaps?

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

      Where is Salah or Mane? How is the move -8?

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 5 days ago

        I did Mane to Sterling as a punt last GW, and I’ve already done Lunds to Stevens this GW

  24. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Do we think KWP will go straight in to the team?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Would think so

  25. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    WC ? I want SHU def, Ings & Possibly Aguero + other changes.

    Pope - Button
    TAA - Robbo - Soy - Lundstram - Targett

    Salah - KDB - Martial - Son - El Ghazi

    Vardy - DCL - Greenwood.

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      I'm weighing up the same with a somewhat similar team. Not sure what to do.

  26. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    is it time to play the WC?

    Pope - Henderson
    Hanley - Kelly - VVD - TAA - O'Connell
    salah - bergwin - KDB - Cantwell - dedoncker
    vardy - ings - jimenez

    ItB: 2.1

    any suggestion?

  27. anish10
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Any recommendations on this WC:

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA James Stevens Fernandez Taylor
    Salah KDB Traore Barnes Fleck
    Firmino Aguero Jiminez

  28. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Why do FFS scout have fixtures against Arsenal rated as fixture difficulty of 4? 'm currently looking at Southampton's fixtures and they have given the home match against Arsenal a red 4 and the away match against Everton a grey 3. Given that Everton are above Arsenal in the league, this makes little sense.

    Struggling to work out how they can rate a home fixture against a mid table team who are also on the same points as Southampton a rating of 4 yet consider the away match against Everton who are a better team than Arsenal to be an easier fixture?

    I think they should stop rating matches against Arsenal as difficult fixtures as they are a mid table team these days. In actual fact they also rated Liverpool's home fixture against Arsenal as a rating of 4. Quite ludicrous. It should have been a 3 at best.

    When I'm analysing fixtures and see a big red 4 but see that it's Arsenal, mentally I'm thinking it's actually a 2 or 3!

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

      It's just not been updated for some time. Arsenal *used to be* a top team.

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

        Yeah I guess they are set at the start of the season and they don't change regardless of how the season unfolds. I guess it's something to consider when looking at fixture difficulty in that the ratings that are showing are not a true reflection of fixture difficulty.

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 5 days ago

      the ranking is from based on the table last season with arsenal being in top 6, everton being mid table

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

      you can change the ratings.

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

        You can't. They are set by FFS

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          yes you can

          1. Annie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 5 days ago

            oh you're not actually talking about FFS.......

    4. ppv
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      It's no excuse because Sheff Utd is usually a 3 not a 2 like other promoted clubs Villa and Norwich. So it has been updated

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

        It hasn't been updated. I'm on about the numbers next to the match when you click on a player and then click fixtures which are 1,2,3,4 or 5 and have different colours according to fixture difficulty.

    5. ppv
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 5 days ago

      Sheff Utd now generally a 3. So they have changed but Arsenal have not

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

        They cant have changed otherwise Arsenal would not still be considered a 4 when they are 10th in the league. I've sent an email in to support so will see what they say

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 5 days ago

          you're confusing FFS with FPL

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

            God yes I am! What an idiot! Sorry guys!

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 5 days ago

              Still stands though, let us know if you get a response

  29. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    On WC

    A) Kun(c), Bergwjin

    B) Jesus, Son (captain Salah)

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

      A looks fun

  30. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 5 days ago

    Gameweek 34:
    Just been reading Ben Crelin's brilliant twitter page on blank and double gameweeks ahead. He says though that in GW34 the FA Cup Semis are followed by a free midweek in which postponed fixtures will slot in to. Does this mean that if any Premiership team is in the semis they will play their GW 34 match in the midweek after the Cup game? Why is this regarded as a possibly blank gameweek then? Sorry if the answer is obvious but I'm genuinely puzzled. Could it even therefore be a double gameweek or is the only DGW in 37?