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FPL managers should wait on Ighalo’s United role and form before investing

Fantasy Premier League managers may have to wait a little time before they can decide whether or not they should consider Odion Ighalo (£6.5m).

The Nigerian centre-forward was a surprise arrival at Manchester United on transfer deadline day and, because of the 2019/20 winter break, is yet to make his Premier League debut for the club.

That has given us some time to assess his credentials as a Fantasy asset as we wait for the next round of Gameweek 26 matches.

The History and Statistics

Ighalo arrives at Manchester United with some Premier League experience but it is three years since he last played in the English top-flight.

The Nigerian international played for a number of clubs before joining Watford on loan in 2014.

Ighalo began his career with domestic outfit Prime FC (now known as Osun United) until Lagos-based side Julius Berger picked him up in 2006.

He then moved abroad to spend the 2007/08 campaign in Norway, netting nine goals in 20 league games for Lyn.

2008 was when Udinese noticed Ighalo and brought him to Italy. Loans at Granada (twice) and Cesena followed before Ighalo came to England with Watford.

His stay at Vicarage Road was made permanent in 2014 and in 2015/16, Ighalo became a well-known figure in FPL after an impressive season, in which he scored 16 times and provided a further six assists.

That made for a total score of 175 points that year, although the majority of these points came in the first half of the campaign.

Ighalo struggled in his sophomore year in the Premier League too, managing just one goal in 18 matches before Chinese Super League outfit Changchun Yatai came calling in January 2017.

Naturally, Igahlo accepted the lucrative offer and went on to rediscover his form in China.

He scored 36 goals in 55 league appearances for Changchun Yatai before moving to Shanghai Shenhua in 2019. In his first campaign there, Ighalo found the net 10 times in 17 matches before his loan move to Manchester United was confirmed.

Last summer, Ighalo also impressed on the international scene, scoring five times for Nigeria as they finished third at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, claiming the Golden Boot award in the process.

Understanding Ighalo’s strengths and attributes is not hard. The former Watford man is a textbook poacher, whose style revolves getting on the end of chances created by his team-mates.

Ighalo is not normally expected to hold the ball up or offer much in the air, while he has not historically contributed much in the way of passing to his colleagues.

However, he does tend to get fouled very often and can be a threat from set-pieces in the second phase.

While he has largely been successful in China, fans of Manchester United, as well as Fantasy managers, will be expecting him to improve his game a little bit to cope with the difference in difficulty level between his surroundings for the last three years and the Premier League.

The Comparisons

2019/20 seasonMins per shotMins per shot in the boxMins per shot on targetMins per key pass
Igahlo 19.6 23.5 51.7 86.1
B Fernandes 25.5 76.5 63.7 24.3
Fred 49.4 279.7 209.8 55.9
Greenwood 27.5 45 55 123.8
Lingard 44.5 68.5 178.2 46.9
D James 58 95.7 127.6 83.2
Martial 32.3 49.9 67.3 81.5
Mata 71.5 143 357.5 42.1
A Pereira 39 144.2 103 48.1
Pogba 37.2 74.4 104.2 32.6
Rashford 25.4 44.8 55.3 78.4

The Prospects

Fantasy managers may well have to be patient when it comes to assessing Ighalo’s viability as an option – although there is some hope that he could start life at Manchester United very well.

As you can see from the data above, when compared with his new team-mates during 2019/20 so far, Ighalo has the best minutes per shot, shot in the box and shot on target, by a reasonable margin in each category too.

Of course, we have to stringently apply the caveat that the Chinese Super League is nowhere near the Premier League in terms of difficulty.

However, Ighalo’s numbers still indicate the type of player they have signed – somebody willing to shoot regularly in dangerous areas with a relatively high level of accuracy too.

As we mentioned at the top of the article, a player of this description representing Manchester United for just £6.5m is naturally an attractive prospect.

Furthermore, we should point out that while Ighalo’s opposition will be more challenging in England than it was in China, his colleagues will also be of a superior level too.

As we discussed recently, the addition of Bruno Fernandes (£8.0m) to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad looks set to boost creativity at Old Trafford once he has settled into life in the Premier League.

Finally, the main thing that Fantasy managers need to know before being confident that Ighalo is a worthwhile signing is his role at Manchester United.

As things stand, Solskjaer has favoured using Anthony Martial (£7.9m) in the centre-forward role this season while Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) has primarily been stationed on the flanks of attacking midfield.

With Ighalo coming to the club, he is arguably the sort of player who can only operate in a central role and is not suited to a winger’s berth, even if it were to be an inside forward position.

Therefore, Solskjaer may have to move Martial, with more experience on the flanks, out wide to accommodate Ighalo in the team.

Therefore, we could potentially see the Frenchman’s Fantasy appeal dip if he is pushed away from his current out-of-position role at Manchester United.

Alternatively, Solskaer may want to stick with Martial as a centre-forward, in which case, Ighalo may end up operating as an impact substitute, while the likes of Daniel James (£5.9m), Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) and Juan Mata (£6.2m) continue to take up wider positions.

If that were to be the case, then, of course, Ighalo will struggle to live up even to a £6.5m price tag.

Therefore, Fantasy managers are encouraged to adopt a wait-and-see policy on the Nigerian ahead of the 2019/20 season run-in.

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599 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Mane mane mane

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Must be funny...

      • Bandwagondude
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Must be fane

        • El Presidente
            1 month, 25 days ago

            It's gonna be so funny to see people agonize because they cannot bring him back...:-))

          • ALI_G
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            going with Salah and double Liv defence (which is what I would have had for GW24!)

          • Soto Ayam
              1 month, 25 days ago

              In a rich man's world

          • thepuntmaster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            So Manchester City, Arsenal, Villa and Sheff United will all have a double gameweek this season?
            City with a potential triple?
            West Ham with a double if the City game isn't put into this gameweek?

            Have I got everything there...

            1. Reinhold
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bunch of other blanks later

              1. thepuntmaster
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Who'd be included in those?

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Eveerybody else

                2. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Teams that win in the FA cup R5, and their opponents.

              2. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                And the doubles that follow those blanks.

            2. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Basically there will be pure carnage!

          • Reinhold
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I've got 2 FTs, and need to spend one of them on getting a blanker out this GW. But no idea who.

            A) Lundstram (BHA)
            B) Fleck (BHA)
            C) KDB (lei)
            D) Kolasinac (EVE)
            E) Aubameyang (EVE)

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Kola and Lund.

                1. merin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  +1

                2. Reinhold
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Feels really weird selling two players with such fixtures though. Not that many good alternatives either. But guess Newcastle have a decent GW 28

                  1. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Lukaku has a good fixture too

              • wulfranian
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                d

            2. merin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              How would you use this FT?

              McCarthy McGovern
              TAA Soyuncu Fernandez Stevens Rico
              Salah Mané KDB Maddison Dendoncker
              Vardy DCL Ings

              1 FT, 0 ITB

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Not much you can do there but I would do Soy to Boly and play him.

                  1. Reinhold
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Leicester have a good GW28 fixture, I'd keep him to have a good line up that week.

                    Better in that case to sell Maddison imo. Or to go Vardy to Jimi

                    1. merin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Who would you get for Maddison?

                    2. baps sniffer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Maddison to Barnes?

                      1. baps sniffer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Sideways, yes...

                • wulfranian
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Maddison->Martial/Ferandes

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    What makes you want Martial?

                    1. wulfranian
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      He is rubbish but i think he will return points against Watford and Everton.

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Check GWs 17, and 18....the reverse fixtures.

                        ...I’ll save you the trouble, 90mins x 2. Zero returns.

                      2. wulfranian
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        You can't save me.He is in my team!

                        1. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Don’t bring others down with you 🙂

                  2. JamieNumber4
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Is he your mini league rival or are you a Utd fan?

                  3. merin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    What about Barnes?

                    Martial way to unstable and Fernandes not proven yet.

                    1. Dammed Utd
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Rumours have it that Micky mouse wears a Merin wrist watch

                • BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I would be really happy with this team. Please do not transfer out Leicester players before these fixtures.

                  1. merin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Cheers!

                • RD
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Save the FT

              2. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                The ‘Igloo’ comments will start my sides splitting again, just as I was recovering from the ‘Salad’ hilarity. Can’t wait

                1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  *Onion Igloo

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Soggy onion rings.

                  2. JamieNumber4
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    It’s because his name is Ighalo which sounds like igloo

                    1. Fantasy Gold
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Thanks for explaining.

                    2. Citizenkane91
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      But why Salad?

                      1. boogle
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Because Salad is kept in the fridge and is ice cool like Salah

                        1. PlumaPiedra
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Igloos are also ice cool.

                          1. boogle
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Great point

                2. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Where do Eskimos drink?

                  Inuit Inn, Innit.

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I knew it.

                3. FDMS All Starz
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  1FT & 0itb

                  Who needs replacing or is a -4 needed? 4 blankers currently for gw28

                  A) Kun
                  B) Martial
                  C) Ryan
                  D) Lunds
                  E) Dcl

                  Team for next week:
                  Ryan
                  TAA - Lunds* - Taylor (Soy / Cathcart)
                  Kdb* - Salah - Son - Martial (Romeu*)
                  Dcl - Kun* - Ings

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    A should not be sold. In fact I'd keep all of them

                4. LOLarov
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  anyone know if we will get news on city game being re-scheduled for this GW?

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    If?

                  2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Nobody knows schit.

                  3. Jamizz
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Not this GW. Both teams have rejected the possibility of
                    Playing this upcoming weekend.

                    1. HamezMace
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Still possible they could play next midweek...which would likely still fall into this game week.

                5. Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  If we dont get announcement tomorrow than there is no chance that City-WHU will be played in this GW right ?

                  1. Fantasy Gold
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Nobody knows.

                    Just stop stressing. It’s out of your control.

                    Patience.

                    1. Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      i know. Just want to end.

                  2. I Member
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Why does it have to be tomorrow?

                    1. Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      read it on twitter i think

                      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Must be true then

                      2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Link?

                          1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Never heard of it.

                            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

                              1. HamezMace
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Ever been to Blackpool?

                        1. Niho992
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Ben Crelin. Didnt say it's 100 % percent but surely in next 2 days

                  3. Tinkermania
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Just take it as not happening. You won't be disappointed.

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Yeah good point

                    • Jamizz
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Both rejected the option of playing this weekend. It's probably out of this GW.

                    • Vasqujg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Instead of MCI reschedule - we should be worried about the Norwich rainstorm.

                      That could be washed out or it could become a sloppy unpredictable mess.

                  4. FPL Kakarot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Do you reckon Kun and Mahrez get rested if they game is played on the 19th that close to the tougher Leicester game

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Nah, they've had loads of rest now with postponement.

                    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      let's be honest, nobody knows. They are as likely to play as be rested. 50/50

                    3. TLF
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I think there's more chance they play than don't

                    4. Tinkermania
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        They get rested because of lack of training.

                      • FDMS All Starz
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        They get rested for Leicester match which makes more sense as it’s closer to the UCL match

                    5. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Who is Spurs first choice left back?

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Tanganga? Davies coming back though.

                      2. zdrojo187
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Vertongen

                        1. how now brown cow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Not true

                        2. PlumaPiedra
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Based on?

                    6. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Is this defense too light or OK?

                      TAA | VVD | Lundstram | Tanganga | Williams/Hanley

                      Thanks

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Perfect if you play 3 at the back.

                        1. baps sniffer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          2 at the back...

                          1. Bobby Digital
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            True

                      2. RD
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Remove Lundstram to a starting defender..
                        Ben Davies is back so Tanganga might loose his spot...u don't want 2-3 defender who won't start regularly in ur team

                      3. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Too light.
                        Three of the five are too likely to be benched.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Thanks all, might plump for Lascelles to get a 3rd nailed defender at least

                          1. HamezMace
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            For sure.
                            If this is a WC team, what are you thinking for BB?

                          2. Bobby Digital
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            I'd rotate New and Sou defenders for the 3rd spot.

                      4. ALI_G
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        light for me

                        Only 2 guaranteed starters

                        Upgrade Tan or Williams to Boly

                        Assuming you bought Lund early hold for now

                    7. Dr. Agabuse
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Jonny or Boly?

                      1. Dr. Agabuse
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Money no issue as far as i can see and i see pretty far

                      2. RD
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        I guess Boly makes Wolves defence better and if money not an issue then go for Doherty

                        1. Dr. Agabuse
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Doherty would be a money issue.
                          I wanted him and i have enoigh but i want Pope now too

                      3. Niho992
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Boly no brainer out of these 2

                        1. Dr. Agabuse
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Why?
                          If Jonny could only go back to his form from last year.
                          Has Boly a threat?

                          1. Niho992
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            What r u talking about ? Boly had 17 points more points than Jonny last season. Boly isnt rotation risk and Jonny is, especially with Europa league games and Vinagre.

                            1. Dr. Agabuse
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Thx

                            2. Marmalade Forest
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Vinagre is pump.

                              Heat maps show Coady has zero goal threat, Boly is next, Saiss has most touches in the box of their centre backs but Jonny gets forward.

                              1. Dr. Agabuse
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Coady has zero threat, Boly is next?
                                As in next to nothing?
                                I thought he would be a better pick than Saiss.
                                Jonny ofc goes forward a lot in a back 5. I ak franky amazed to see that he only had 3assists last year

                                1. Marmalade Forest
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Coady hasn’t had a touch in the box in the Prem this season.

                                  Boly has a few, but averages 0.0 shots per game.

                                  Saiss averages 0.7 “shots” per game and has had several touches around the penalty spot that I assume are headers from spot kicks.

                                  Look at the heat maps on the SofaScore app.

                                  1. Marmalade Forest
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    *Set pieces not spot kicks

                    8. baps sniffer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      How do you keep Kun captainer in suspense?

                      1. Happy Chappy
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        By waiting 5hrs45mins before responding to their post?

                    9. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Strong winds and rain in Norwich at the weekend for those who captained Salah.
                      The ground here is the river channel - gusty 🙂

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Luckily everyone in Norwich has webbed toes.

                        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Take that back you vile fiend.
                          Oh wait I'm not from here...

                          1. HamezMace
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Of course you’re not, no one from Norwich would know how to turn on a computer

                      2. GREEN IS GOOD
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Exactly how Salah likes it

                    10. ALI_G
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      be quite funny if the game goes ahead next week and Pep plays the kids

                      1. Niho992
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        why would he do that ? Players need match fitness before most important game in the season in Madrid

                        1. Tinkermania
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            And players wouldn't be risked in a premier league match 2 days after coming from a break.

                            1. Niho992
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              lol. Anyway, game wont play then

                              1. Tinkermania
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Yes, Wednesday 19th makes very little sense. The most unlikely week after this week imo.

                              2. FDMS All Starz
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                There is also a Leicester game which will be the rest for most players, stupid to rest players for 2 games

                            2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              They need fitness but also not injuries. He will obviously manage the team if the game happens on 19th. Can't see anyone playing the 3 games so the team will be managed.

                              At home to west ham is relatively easy so maybe time to put the kids out while leicester away and madrid are more difficult

                              1. Tinkermania
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  In other words, even if they played on that day, first team players will hardly feature. You might just have Foden and Dilva.

                                  1. Klaren
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    He plays first team players even in League Cup games vs lower league sides, rotation wouldn’t be any different than normal. Aguero and Jesus will start one each vs Leicester and West Ham or Jesus might start both with one of the starts in left flank.

                                    1. Tinkermania
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        The issue is they are not in training at the moment, until Monday.

                                        1. Klaren
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Having 5-6 days off doesn’t have a major impact on fitness levels, full recovery time is around 72 hours for an average player anyway. Periods over 2 weeks is when you’d start to see the impact of lack of training.

                                          1. Tinkermania
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              What level did you play at?

                                    2. Dr. Agabuse
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Definitely will have all eyes on Madrid.
                                      League is long gone but will still feature a lot of first teamers but can see a rest for KDB

                                      1. Klaren
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Please stop using the word “rest”, it’s almost offensive when players have had 2 weeks of holiday and you talk about a need for rest. They are professional footballers.

                                        Rotation is a different issue though and can happen. In other words KDB can get rotated but it wouldn’t be a “rest”.

                              2. Bouncebackability
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Imagine if the City game is rescheduled this GW and storm Dennis wipes out the weekend games. Stranger things have happened. United signed Ighalo for one.

                                1. Dr. Agabuse
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  We have storm Sabine here in Berlin atm.
                                  No joke

                                  1. ALI_G
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    isn't that the mad woman from Top Gear

                                  2. Ginkapo FPL
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Thats the same as Storm Ciara. Just a different name

                              3. Wolves Ay We
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Is Grealish still worth keeping with the poor fixtures coming up?

                                1. Niho992
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  maybe for next one and that's it.

                                2. Klaren
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  If he keeps on with the same level of form, for that price he is worth keeping the whole season regardless of fixtures.

                                3. Dr. Agabuse
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Hey Wolves man,
                                  do you suggest taking a punt on Jonny over Boly?
                                  He was 5,5 at the beginning of the season for a reason and still plays the sake position, no?
                                  Why are his stats so weak?

                                  1. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Doesn't really create many chances, good player but not for FPL points.

                                    1. Dr. Agabuse
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Wasnt he in really good positions last year?
                                      I mean Doherty on the opposed side is always in the box even.

                                      1. Wolves Ay We
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Yep but also defends a lot.

                                4. ALI_G
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  keeping

                                  not sure what replacements there are at that price as a 4th mid

                                  1. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Traore? After Mane, Salah, KDB

                                5. TLF
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  He is class, I'd be tempted to keep for the next 2 if I still owned him.

                                6. Dr. Agabuse
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  He is. Also has a 50% chance of playing in GW31

                                  1. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    I'd say no chance, Newcastle are playing Albion. 😉

                                7. Marmalade Forest
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  As a non-owner, when you hear Villa score, you think “I hope he’s not involved”... “I bet he’s involved”... He’s involved.

                                  Same as Ings.

                                  Talismans. Talismen.

                                  We go into games hoping Villa blank, but if someone stands up and is counted in these next few games, it’ll be him.

                                  What are your alternatives. The Leicester lot seem to come in hauls. Pick the right ones and your laughing. But if Grelish got you four or five returns in the next five games you’d be both happy and not too surprised.

                                8. Vasqujg
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Captain Jack has been great, when he plays for Chelsea or Man Utd he will be more fixture proof and sell for 8.0M

                                  1. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Don't you mean IF he plays for those two specific clubs?

                              4. La Roja
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                City and West Ham 'could be forced to end winter break early'
                                https://mol.im/a/798850

                                1. The Units
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Not found

                                  1. Wolves Ay We
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Probably cos it aint there.

                                2. Dr. Agabuse
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Not working

                                3. La Roja
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  https://mol.im/a/7988501

                                  Sorry chaps

                                  1. Vasqujg
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Just play after week 38. It would be awesome survival game for WHU and all of us get a cool bonus week of FPL. Six players.

                                    Aguero, KDB, and Mahrez

                                    Then 3 random worthless Hammers

                              5. Bobby Digital
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Form over fixtures. Is it really though?

                                1. baps sniffer
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Depends on fixtures

                                2. Klaren
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Both

                                3. Lindelol
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Depends on the player also

                                4. The Cisco Kid
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Honestly, in the long view, it’s probably fixtures over form. I have heard enough of the Meet the Manager caliber managers use that strategy that I have to ease my skepticism. However, that’s using all historical data as references and drawing a broader trend. In isolated scenarios it can go either way. For example, we’re about to go into a period where Norwich are going to have some pretty tempting fixtures in spite of diabolical form. Either their form will prevail or their fixtures (or they will occupy a disappointing middle ground with few goals and few clean sheets). We will have to gamble on which side they fall.

                              6. britzdubb
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                EXCLUSIVE: Mirror Sport understands the most likely date for the rescheduled match is next Wednesday, February 19, although discussions are ongoing with no consensus reached as yet.

                                1. Tinkermania
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    That means nothing. To be the most unlikely, logistically.

                                    1. Tinkermania
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        *to me

                                    2. Niho992
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      not exclusive tbf

                                      1. britzdubb
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        copy and paste

                                    3. Klaren
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      I doubt it’s based on any real intel, probably their best guess as there are only 2 options anyway. Either Feb 19/20 or Mar 10/11.

                                      1. Bobby Digital
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        I'd take the March date please.

                                  • davies
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Aguero (lei) > Jimenez (NOR) for free...

                                    Y or N?

                                    1. Niho992
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      I'm doing the same probably.

                                    2. onceuponatyne
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Do we know when the city game is yet?
                                      Possible DGW impending?

                                      1. Bobby Digital
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Scroll up.

                                        1. pingissimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Scroll down
                                          Scroll all around

                                  • Niho992
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    According to FPL Special One on Twitter :

                                    ''Official announcement for the rescheduled City vs West Ham game coming within the next 48 hours''

                                    1. Niho992
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      he is probably troll

                                    2. Tinkermania
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        To be fair, it is supposed to be in around that time.

                                    3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Newcastle Fernandez or Boly?

                                        1. Bobby Digital
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Fernandez

                                      • Rhinos
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        why would you wait to buy an Igloo. Perfect weather now

                                      • fcsaltyballs
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        % chance MCI v WHU is NOT in GW26

                                        1. Bobby Digital
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          69%

                                        2. Rhinos
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          3.14%

                                        3. Don Van Vliet
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          50%

                                        4. fcsaltyballs
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          50%

                                        5. Niho992
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          100 %

                                        6. El Presidente
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            NOT gonna happen.

                                        7. Rhinos
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          forecast is for rain and 50mph winds in Norwich on early sat evening. Good luck Salah vc'ers

                                          1. Bobby Digital
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Hahaa Auba is my VC to Salah C.

                                          2. Esalman
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Nice. Cancel the gameweek.

                                        8. Tsparkes10
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          As a Salah captainer, Ings VC... I'm guessing I want Salah to either be baby entertained or something lol.

                                          Also, Martial, Maupay to Traore, Jimenez good use of 2FT?

                                          1. fcsaltyballs
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            daddy daycare

                                        9. rainy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Price Changes - 11th February 2020

                                          🔺  Wood (6.3)

                                          🔻  Daniels (4.2)

                                          1. waldo666
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Cheers Rainy.

                                          2. ZimZalabim
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            incoming jokes about wood rising

                                            1. sunnyh
                                              • 6 Years
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              My Wood has risen

                                          3. NotReadyForPrimeTime
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Cheers. Sometimes no news is good news...

                                          4. Van La Parranormal
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Daniel's saving Grace...

                                            1. Daniel S.
                                              • 10 Years
                                              1 month, 25 days ago

                                              What me ?

                                              1. Daniel S.
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                                🙂

                                        10. Niho992
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Line of duty is phenomenal tv show.

                                          Scenes of interrogation are woooow.

                                          1. Johan Queef
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            One of the finest series made I think.

                                          2. Make Arrows Green Again
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 25 days ago

                                            Lol