Scout Notes

Owners of Everton and Palace assets at ‘form versus fixtures’ crossroads

Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Bernard (£6.4m), Richarlison (£8.1m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.1m) | Christian Benteke (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Theo Walcott (£6.2m), Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison | Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m)
  • Bonus: Richarlison x3, Calvert-Lewin x2, Benteke, Bernard x1

Everton and Crystal Palace are heading in opposite directions on the Season Ticker, with the Toffees rock-bottom over the next four Gameweeks and Roy Hodgson’s side loitering somewhere near the top.

On current form, however, the tables are turned.

The blue half of Merseyside have lost only once (to Manchester City) since Carlo Ancelotti first took charge on Boxing Day and now sit seventh in the Premier League following Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Eagles.

Palace are plummeting south, meanwhile, and have won only one of their last 11 league games.

For a side supposedly built on a solid defence, they are in dire shape.

No other Premier League is on a barren run as long as Palace’s in terms of clean sheets, with Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) without a shut-out to his name in two months.

Given their well-documented struggle for goals at the other end of the pitch, the question has to be asked as to just what they have to offer Fantasy managers despite the upcoming favourable run of games (Newcastle and Watford at home, Brighton and Bournemouth away).

Martin Kelly (£4.3m), Palace’s most-owned Fantasy Premier League asset by some distance, had lost his place at right-back even before he picked up the calf injury that ruled him out of Gameweek 26, while the Eagles’ defence may have been further weakened on Saturday by the loss of James Tomkins (£5.0m) to injury.

Roy Hodgson said of his centre-half after full-time:

He’ll have to have a scan. He’s definitely got a hamstring problem, there’s no doubt about that, and unfortunately, they normally take weeks rather than days. I’m not expecting good news but we won’t know until the scan how bad the news is. Of course, it’s a shame to lose him.

The defenders that do remain hardly covered themselves in glory on Merseyside although Palace were in this match for long periods, despite what the scoreline suggests.

The Goodison Park faithful were getting tetchy midway through the game as the visitors got on top, with the mood not helped when Christian Benteke (£5.7m) fired the Eagles level shortly after the break.

The Belgian striker is far from clinical in front of goal and his levelling strike should have been easily stopped by Jordan Pickford (£5.3m) but Benteke built on a promising comeback game against Sheffield United with another busy display on Saturday, turning Patrick van Aanholt‘s (£5.5m) corner onto the bar on 56 minutes, forcing Pickford into an excellent point-blank save soon after, and firing wide when well-placed late on.

Benteke’s return to the first-team fold has come at the expense of Jordan Ayew‘s (£5.0m) goal threat, with the Ghanaian striker farmed out to the right flank, although it’ll be interesting to see which front three Hodgson opts for once Andros Townsend (£5.6m) is fully back up to speed.

Van Aanholt had himself struck the upright early in the game and, reflecting on the game, Hodgson said:

I thought we played well for large parts of the game. Not right at the start or the late stage. For 20/25 minutes in the first half, there was not much going on at all for either side, although they’d scored. At the end of that half, the last 20 minutes of that half, we started to play much better, pass the ball better and started to look like we might score a goal.

At half-time, I encouraged the players to do what they’d been doing maybe even a bit more for the start of the second half. When we got the equaliser, I thought it was a fair result, a fair reflection on how we played. The second goal, when we were pushing ourselves, came from a poor pass which was intercepted and all of a sudden you’ve got Richarlison, who’s obviously in very good form at the moment, making that incredible run scoring that fantastic goal.

That puts us on the back foot but we had two very good chances to equalise and the goalkeeper had to make a wonder save. The third goal was when we made a lot of changes in the hope of pulling out an equaliser right at the end and that seals the game. It was a 2-1 defeat more than a 3-1 defeat. But it’s a defeat which hurts us badly because i didn’t think that the performance necessarily merited it.

Everton weren’t great, it has to be said, but then Fantasy assets don’t have to be, so long as they are regularly racking up the points.

In Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.1m) and Richarlison (£8.1m), Everton possess two in-form players in attack who are thriving under Ancelotti.

Calvert-Lewin’s flick set Richarlison on his way to restore the Toffees’ lead at 2-1 before the mid-price FPL forward got on the scoresheet himself late on, tapping in when the Brazilian’s header had looped against the bar.

Their double-digit hauls could have been even greater had Calvert-Lewin converted a close-range rebound in stoppage time when Guaita had pushed Richarlison’s drive into his path.

Ancelotti said of the Brazil international after full-time:

We have to thank Richarlison because he scored a fantastic goal on the counter-attack. That was the key point and, after, our control of the game was good. It was an outstanding counter-attack, he is a fantastic player, really young and really important for us. It was an outstanding goal.

Richarlison can also play on the left but we don’t have to give him a lot of defensive work. He has to be fresh when we have the ball, he can play right and left, but without thinking too much about defensive work.

Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are averaging a very healthy 6.83 and 5.88 points per match respectively under Ancelotti and their owners will perhaps be in a quandary, with Everton facing an off-putting run of fixtures that includes seven of the top ten in Gameweeks 27-35.

Are any of those opponents – bar Liverpool – infallible, though? The Gunners, Manchester United and Chelsea, who Everton face next, are certainly not the watertight forces of yesteryear.

The same could be said of Everton’s clean sheet prospects in Gameweeks 27 and 28, with Mikel Arteta’s side hardly racking up the goals of late and the Red Devils struggling without the talismanic Marcus Rashford (£8.9m).

The Toffees’ slightly ropey performance at the back on Saturday might convince owners of Everton defensive assets to sell, however, with only a Pickford wonder save and the woodwork coming between the Eagles and more goals at Goodison.

It’s now just one clean sheet in seven for Everton, too, despite the likes of Palace, Watford, West Ham and Newcastle (twice) providing favourable opposition in that time.

Added to this is rotation risk.

Two of Everton’s most-popular defenders among active FPL teams, Mason Holgate (£4.5m) and Djibril Sidibe (£5.3m), began this one on the bench, with both emerging as substitutes. Sidibe was in fact thrown on early enough to be eligible for clean sheet points, only for Palace and Pickford to ruin that prospect.

Ancelotti had previously made noises about rotating his centre-halves and, when asked about his latest team selection, said:

We need more of everything. More quality, more intensity, more pressure, more concentration. It’s not easy to pick the line-up but I want everyone to be involved and the players accept my decisions.

The Toffees’ head coach added that Theo Walcott (£6.2m), who crossed for Bernard (£6.4m) to volley in Everton’s superb opener, will have a scan on an apparently minor knee injury that forced the winger off after just 25 minutes on Saturday.

Everton XI (4-4-2): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Walcott (Sidibe 26′), Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson (Holgate 86′), Bernard (Davies 65′); Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guiata; Ward (Kouyate 79′), Tomkins (Dann 61′), Cahill, van Aanholt; Ayew, McArthur, Milivojevic, McCarthy (Meyer 68′), Zaha; Benteke.

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1,102 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Cant wait for the City game to be postponed so i can bring Aguero in for a nice DGW

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      They've already said , any posponed games will be moved to the following week.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        What sure? , please let it be

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          No source sorry, a few here were quoting it yesterday though.

          1. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Couldn't find anything myself. Takes longer than a week.

            Fixture scheduling is incredibly complex, takes lots more factors like local team fixtures from lower leagues, local events, local government advice, police advice etc.

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Have you ever heard about Karma?

  2. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    City game to be postponed?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Doesn't look like it. Nothing mentioning a potential postponement on their twitter yet.

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Maybe?

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

      Doesn't look like it.

    4. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      MET office warns of ‘Danger to life’ so there definitely is a chance.

    5. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Very likely, it'll be a late decision but if the weather stays as is then no chance it goes ahead. If it clears up a little it will go ahead

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        why sould they make a late decision? What are you on about

        1. mynameisq
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          What happened when City Vs Sunderland was called off? It was an hour before the game, I'd say that was a late decision. What are you on about?

          1. Rhinos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 hours ago

            they know exactly what the weather is gonna be, not gonna let all those fans come from London then go it's a bit windy, bye

            1. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              They did it last time, no reason they won't do it again.

              1. Rhinos
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                that was 6 years ago, weather prediction has improved out of sight in that time, besides I'm not saying it's not possible just saying the 'no chance it goes ahead' is clearly nonsense

                1. PlumaPiedra
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 hour ago

                  Not sure about that but yes the no chance bit is not true. I don't know why people are trying to guess on here anyway. We'll all find out in the next few hours if they are playing it or not.

            2. mynameisq
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 hours ago

              So last time they didn't know what the weather was gonna be? Didn't say they were gonna do that, said it's gonna be a late call, you read into that to mean after all fans have travelled. All I meant was the game is at half 4, so they can make a late call rather than right now

            3. mynameisq
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              @madiosane stupid helmet 🙂

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

          Is there a downvote button on here?

      2. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        The forecast hasn’t changed much for days, why leave it till now?

        1. Rhinos
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 hours ago

          exactly

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            What's your point? They've known the weather for days so won't cancel now? or in your posts a bit further up, they will cancel as they're not gonna let fans travel all the way from London? But contradictory?

            1. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Post above was obviously a joke

            2. Rhinos
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              how is it contradictory? i said they'd have already cancelled if were gonna

    6. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Nah , the forecast hasn't changed in days. This weather is not a surprise.

  3. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Going to keep Richarlison and DCL for next two and then re-asses.

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      Thank god.. We were worried !

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

        Kind of relates to the article above so pack it in with your pathetic sarcasm.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Chill it's a joke

    2. MyBall MyRules
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Might aswell. DCL is a bargain and easy to bench if his form does fall.
      Not a great many midfielders to replace richarlison with atm. Unless spurs mids start scoring for fun.

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Enjoy the blanks 😉

  4. Rhinos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    City game defo gonna be called off. Mancunians are simply not used to inclement weaather and seeing as the away fans have only gotta travel from London they won't mind a late decision

    1. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Are you okay pal, split personality or something?

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        You should see his transfer history. 😉

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

      Mancunians not used to inciment weather? It's raining and windy like 80% of the time up here

      1. Rhinos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        hopefully they're more used to it than sarcasm

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

          No one on here understands even the most obvious sarcasm. Intelligence has gone down the drain since social media

          1. Jet5605
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Very true. Anything without an emoji is considered to be serious comment.

  5. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    Bournemouth fans will already be travelling surely. Nothing is being called off.

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      How do you know?

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Danger to life doesn't care about if someone is already on their way or not. Last time games were called off an hour before.

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 hours ago

    It's pretty crazy outside

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      RIP Aguero Captainers

      1. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Depends on VC, probably all Salah anyway.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Well yes , however I somehow have Baldock as VC lol

          1. PlumaPiedra
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            lol that's quite an interesting choice. I guess that game is at risk too...

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Supposed to have been on Salah, no idea. ..

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 hours ago

      View from your asylum window?

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 hours ago

        😆

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

      OMG

  7. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    I captained De Bruyne in the hope of a wind assisted hat-trick. But I will accept Salah as vice captain.

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

    Expect a Man City announcement at 10:00 GMT.

  9. beric
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Who else would be chuffed if the games get cancelled?

    1. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      o/

    2. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Yeah hopefully so we can all bring Aguero in for a DGW with WHU

      1. Happy Chappy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Would he play both?

    3. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Not me got 5 players supposed to be playing, would hurt me big time if the matches don't get rearranged to within this same week

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        They’d be played next weekend surely

        1. beric
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Soubt theyd get them organised that quickly with the police and tv etc

          1. beric
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Doubt*

    4. MyBall MyRules
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Anyone that hasn't just transferred mahrez or kun into their team.
      A lot of wild cards activated to accommodate kun too.

    5. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      I wouldn't mind it, only KDB playing today.

      1. beric
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Same

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Same

    6. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      I'll be devastated from an fpl pov

  10. ebb2sparky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Never knew we had so many meteorologists on here!

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      If you’re an expert in FPL you’re pretty much an expert in anything.

      1. ebb2sparky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        So true. Funny how the ones with loads of city players think it will go ahead and those without say it will be postponed.

        I haven't got a clue but given the weather will be easing off surely they could just delay KO for a couple of hours?

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      There's a fair few onanists as well.

  11. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    If the weather does affect today’s games, isn’t it likely they just get rearranged for next weekend? Or am I missing something

    1. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      yeah a winter break

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        They have to stick to that do they

      2. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        They still get a break though.

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

          Only a day off from not playing - they’ll have been in full training this week and will be next presumably.

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            You don't need to train two weeks full intensity for a match. They can ease off for more than one day.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      winter break, so Pep would be dead against. If forced to he likely to put out an extremely weakened team like Klopp did last week, which would be no good for FPL'ers.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Doubt it. Different competition.

        1. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Why does that matter?

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Klopp don't care about FA cup. Pep cares about PL.

            1. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              He's already given up on the title this year.

            2. Konstaapeli
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              If it would've been PL game for Liverpool, Klopp would have played his strongest side. Guaranteed.

            3. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              PL is out of reach for City, and CL spot is all but secured. So nothing to lose, and a lot to gain if it means his players are fresh for the 3 tournaments that are still in with a realistic chance of winning.

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                I agree on the part that he selects the team with CL game in mid. But don't believe for a second he'd go the Klopp route and just play kids. He'd still put on a side he thinks should win the game.

                1. bitm2007
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 hour ago

                  I'd be very surprised if todays game ends up being played next weekend, so we will probably never know.

  12. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    No way the city game gets called off!

  13. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Sorry can anyone help? I appear to have logged in to a weather forum by mistake, I usually come here for fantasy football advice. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Football has been cancelled

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      There’s a strong north-easterly wind with heavy rain expected all day so wear your big coats if you’re going outside people, there’s a 10% chance of snow and ice the next day so be careful out there

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Even if the games are postponed, wouldn't they just be rearranged to next weekend?

    Not basing that on anything other than 'available time period'.

    1. Jet5605
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Even if that does happen Kun's minutes will surely be less with CL game approaching within a few days.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Winter break. Pep would be dead against. If forced to he likely to put out an extremely weakened team like Klopp did last week, which would be no good for FPL'ers.

  15. Fantasy Gold
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    If the games were not on Sky/BT I reckon they would’ve been called off by now.

    1. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Tin foil hat?

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        No, tv companies greed means the games will be on no matter what

        1. noquarternt
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          So yes, tin foil hat

  16. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Well, Man City posted on their Twitter a/c 35 mins ago, showing game-on basically.

    1. NoName
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Yeah, they surely wouldn't have posted it if there was doubt.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/ManCity/status/1226421727808434177

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Means nothing.

    3. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Doubt the social media team are privy into PL and police decision making

    4. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Just some work experience kid posting something that was scheduled

  17. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    So if city game is called off it will play a few days later, right? 🙂

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      From the sounds of it there won’t be any of the country left later today from the storm, forget about rescheduling

  18. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    This wind is enough to cause Aguero to pull a hammy

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Not heavily invested in the game!

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      You are reported. You life sucs

  19. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Hey guys,

    Does anyone know if Holgate was rested or has lost his place?

    I currently have Lund, Holgate, Webster, Williams in addition to TAA and think I may need to take a hit to replace one?

    Maybe Holgate > Stephens?

    1. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      What? You mean you don’t want to fight about the weather?

      1. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I don't like dramas over things I can't control.

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Ancelotti has said many times he will rotate his centrebacks.

    3. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      I'd Ship Lundy first.

      1. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        To Stephens for a hit?

        I may struggle to field three next week with Webster, Holgate, Lundy and Williams all uncertain.

  20. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Trees just fallen down!

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      OMG

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

      And so the last days of man begin

    3. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Oh no, not the one in the Etihad centre circle i hope.

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

    #POSTPONEMENTWATCH

    Right

    What’s the latest

    Has Storm Clara merged with the Coronavirus and Artificial Intelligence yet to fulfill its destiny as a moving self aware Armageddon ending humanities’ existence forever?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      It’s worse: a tree has fallen. See above.

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

        The falling of the tree heralds the falling of our society into post-apocalyptic chaos and anarchy - soon the looting will start

      2. Happy Chappy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        It was a drunk ent.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Only when you haven’t capped a city player, otherwise it’s just a bit of wind

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Sums up the last hour of posts

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      My dustbin fell over last night. And my garden gate is rattling.

      Not sure I’m gonna survive this.

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

      If humanity and FFS are indistinguishable - yes

  22. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Please don´t troll me Pep, start your best line up

    1. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      The weather will troll you today, not the bald fraud.

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Jesus loves playing in the wind so likely he starts

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        His penalties go with the wind

      2. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        What the

  23. noquarternt
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Can we change the captain poll to a weather poll?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      *weather pole

      1. Happy Chappy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        *dancing pole

  24. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    It's alright, only got Egan, Stevens, KDB, Mahrez and Aguero (c) today. I'm totally relaxed...

    1. NoName
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Same City 3 and no SU here. Can we choose which game gets called off? Purty please?

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Well you should change your name to Sunny Outlook of Castamere!

  25. Essan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    The City game isn't until 4.30pm by which time winds should have eased - and they are not as strong in Manchester as other parts of the country.

  26. VARFANCULO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    BREAKING NEWS!

    My bin fell over.

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

      I suspect it was pushed. Do you have CCTV? Could go to VAR

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        😆

    2. NoName
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Right click, auto arrange icons.

    3. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      I need to recomb my hair.
      Its bedlam.

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

        You have hair? You’ve got a comb? That’s 2 mistakes right there

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          I know. I'd be totally rubbish in a zombie apocalypse

      2. VARFANCULO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Haha yea brushed my hair for nothing this morning, opened the front door and I had spikes all of a sudden!

        1. Luton_Fan
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Nice name.

          1. VARFANCULO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Cheers Luton_Fan

            Goodluck today guys.

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

      I laid mine on their side last night to prevent it.
      Schoolboy error

  27. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Kdb captain, not liking it anymore.

    Weather related as everyone seems to be talking about it, it was raining slightly in my daughters room this morning morning.

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

      Hulk this

  28. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Which chip would you replace and with what?

    Personally I would lose Free hit as it can rescue people who have not managed their squads well or haven't kept an eye on blanks etc.

    Would like to see something new which addresses the misfortune of a player (captain) getting injured early in a match. Yes you can tell I TC'd Mane!

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Some think like "Star Captain" where you just get your top player as captain that week?

      1. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Not bad. Basically anything that automatically removes the armband from a captain who got injured or didn't do well.

        Or maybe C and VC double up where both score double points instead of one TC?

    2. noquarternt
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      A ‘clear skies’ chip that makes the weather a nice sunny day so that the games don’t get postponed

    3. Rhinos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      the vast majority of those eho haven't noticed the blanks will not be free hitting in the blanks

    4. Rains of Castamere
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      I would like a captain insurance chip so that if your chosen captain doesn't play minimum 60 minutes, it goes to your vice. You know... to prevent your TC getting 1 point after hobbling off on 32 mins.

      And would also be good when captaining City assets in the fear of Pep roulette.

      Maybe we get three of these a season.

  29. Pépé Pig
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Any other Aguero cappers worried today's game is going to be an absolute mess in this weather?

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

      He will score 7

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Might make the defenders/goalkeepers mAke mistakes more than ruin attacks

    3. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Salah VC

  30. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Listen to that wind.

    Just drinking my morning cup of tea and watching the Andrew Marr show.

    Need a clean sheet from Egan today and a nice assist or goal from Kevin.

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

      Marr. Where tory politicians go for an easy ride 🙂