Scout Notes

Southampton struggle to capitalise on possession but Ings delivers again

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

Goals: Danny Ings (£7.0m) | Ashley Westwood (£5.4m), Matej Vydra (£5.3m)

Assists: Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m)

Bonus Points: Vydra x3, Westwood x2, Ings x1

Danny Ings (£7.0m) continued to reward his Fantasy Premier League owners by scoring his 15th goal of the season for Southampton in their Gameweek 26 lunch-time meeting with Burnley.

In a round of action that saw Jamie Vardy (£9.8m), Raul Jimenez (£7.7m), Troy Deeney (£6.2m) and Neal Maupay (£5.8m) all register blanks, Ings remains a model of consistency as his ownership continues to rise.

While Southampton themselves struggled to do enough to beat Burnley, their number-one centre-forward’s efforts were sufficient to inspire further investment ahead of appealing fixtures.

Admittedly, Ings was not at the forefront of the Saints’ attack on Saturday afternoon, as they found themselves enjoying almost obscene levels of possession (68.1%) without much creativity or end-product to show for it. Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) was a particular miss for them, who looks set to be out for at least a month.

In the end, Ings did not offer much in the penalty area but scored an incredible goal from outside of it. After a one-two with Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) broke down, the striker picked up the loose ball, ran along the edge of the box and, on the half-turn, rifled a curled shot deep into the bottom corner of Nick Pope‘s (£4.7m) net.

Originally, Ings was on for maximum bonus points but a second-half winner for Matej Vydra (£5.3m) was enough to bring him down to just one. However, it is still an impressive achievement that 14 of Ings’ 15 league goals have been combined by at least one FPL bonus point this season.

Either way, with three goals in his last six outings, Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) the only forward with more during that period (six), upcoming matches against Aston Villa (home), West Ham (away), Newcastle (home) and Norwich (away) are perfect fixtures to help Ings continue his form.

Westwood scored direct from a corner against Southampton

However, those investing in Southampton’s defence may not be as happy with Ings as his actual owners were. That’s because the centre-forward was the culprit for Burnley’s opening goal, registered inside the first two minutes at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Arguably, there was not much that Fantasy managers could have legislated for with the strike. It was certainly a “freak” goal, but there was no influence from the blustery conditions on this occasion. Instead, the fault could be firmly placed at the door of Ings and, perhaps to a slightly lesser extent, Alex McCarthy (£4.4m).

Ashley Westwood’s (£5.4m) corner arrived at the front-post with some whip but Southampton’s in-form striker opted to swerve his body out of the way, presumably because he assumed it was going wide. That allowed the ball to dip over the line, which goalkeeper McCarthy was also standing behind.

Southampton defenders all lost an additional point in the second half when Vydra netted his aforementioned goal in the second half. Completely against the run of play, the former Reading man chested down a fantastic forward ball from Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m), toed it around debutant Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m) and fired it back across goal into the top corner.

Jack Stephens in action against Chris Wood

Despite that, with Southampton’s fixtures still looking attractive over the next four Gameweeks, it seems too soon to pull the plug on investing in their defence.

As already mentioned, there was an element of misfortune for the Saints as they conceded the first, while the quality of Vydra’s second-half strike is not necessarily something they will face every week. After all, it was the player’s first goal for 17 months.

Outside of those two moments, Burnley offered very little all afternoon, and the fact that the Clarets scored twice and took all three points did not tally with how the game played out.

Perhaps one concern for investors of Southampton defenders, particularly those in possession of Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) was a rare start, and poor performance, from Jannik Vestergaard (£4.6m). That meant Polish international Bednarek missed out on a place in the starting XI at home for the first time season.

Vestergaard did not have the best of games for Southampton

Vestergaard’s introduction into the team turned out not to be on account of his height with manager Hasenhüttl claiming he wanted to use the player’s superior ability when in possession of the ball.

“(Asked about Vestergaard coming in for Bednarek) It’s about having more possession today and Jannik is calmer (on the ball). They are defenders, that’s the most important thing, but we have different solutions on the ball.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Despite Hasenhüttl’s praise, Vestergaard looked less than confident on the ball and Burnley’s rare glimpses of threat tended to come whenever possession moved towards the Danish centre-back. He was caught out twice in the first half, misplaced several passes and gave up the ball directly to Westwood in a dangerous area in the 33rd minute, who was able to feed Vydra for an effort on goal. Vestergaard was arguably at fault for Burnley’s winner too as he allowed Vydra to turn him and find the space to shoot. Bednarek owners will be hoping he can reclaim his spot at the first attempt when Aston Villa come to St. Mary’s in Gameweek 27.

The more secure option in Southampton’s defence, and the best performer in their backline against Burnley, continues to be Jack Stephens (£4.4m). The former Plymouth Argyle man was an important asset to the Saints at both ends of the pitch, heading a first-half Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) cross against the bar as well as making some exciting marauding runs forward. In the second half, Stephens could have won Southampton a penalty as he carried to ball forward into the Burnley penalty area, his cross cut out by the arm of Ben Mee (£5.0m), which was deemed by VAR not to be in an unnatural position.

Sean Dyche’s men were, of course, not helped in their offensive efforts by the enforced withdrawal of an injured Chris Wood (£6.3m) in the first half. While Ings continued to reward his owners, it was a different story for those using the New Zealand international as a differential option. Wood came into Gameweek 26 with more attacking returns (four) in his previous six outings than Ings (three), but his afternoon was cut short after just 22 minutes. Wood was forced off with a hamstring injury.

“Chris Wood has got a hamstring [problem]. We’re happy he got off quick and could feel it early. We’ll wait and see. I don’t think it’s bad.” – Sean Dyche

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Vestergaard, J Stephens, Walker-Peters (Obafemi 73′); Boufal (Djenepo 38′), Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; S Long (Adams 86′), Ings.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; Rodriguez, Wood (Vydra 21′).

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1,158 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How’s she look for 27?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Stephens
    Salah (C) KDB Son Traore
    Ings Jimenez DCL

    Button Lundstram Cantwell Holgate

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good.

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      How you going to get Mané in? 😉

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Why would I do that? He provides no value versus double defence and isn’t as good as Salah.. renders him superfluous 🙂

    3. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      good team that

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers mate

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Sidibe > Boly or Lascelles?

    Ryan
    TAA Williams Lund
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Traore
    Ings Jiminez

    McGovern DCL Sidibe Soy

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Boly

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wily Boly

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Jamaal Lascelles. I prefer Newcastle defensively + their defenders are good at scoring goals. Boly also a great shout but Lascelles gives the extra 0.whatever

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        0.5 I think

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Newcastle don’t score goals, let alone from their defenders? 😆

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Not sure I understand the question, nevertheless, They do, not much but their defenders are the best at attacking set pieces in the league imo.

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            12/24, so 50% goal involvement

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              The fact is 24 is VERY poor

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I don't even know if joelinton has scored a goal this season tbh

  3. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA - VVD - Stevens
    Salah - KDB - Grealish - Traore
    Aguero - Jimenez - Ings

    (McCarthy - O'Connell - Mooy - Stephens)
    2 FT & 0.0m

    What transfers would you make here?

    City attackers and Grealish on the chopping block. Have to sell two of them to field 11 players in GW28.
    Happy to take a risk or two

  4. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I noticed Salah rose his hand up immediately after Sadio put the ball in the back of the net, signifying for an offside/ foul in the build up.

    I am pretty damn sure he was not celebrating the goal Mané scored. This is not the 1st time I've seen Salah do that when Mané scores.

    Why is Salah so self centered? I am disappointed in his character/personality

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hahaha i was thinking that. I was reluctant to get him in because his apparent attitude change

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I am so glad, I am not the only one who has noticed the act from Salah even the afcon 2019 award is a good enlightenment

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I recommend you watch it again, or visit an optometrist (I can actually help in that second scenario)

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            There is nothing there to watch again. I know what I saw. For a moment I thought the ref was going to call the goal off. Even Keita was stunned when Salah rose his hand up.

            I can't be more honest buddy, Salah wanted that goal off

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              😆 you’re either having a laugh or as I stated, need your eyes examined

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                It is a body language with intent thing mate. I know you love Salah soo much 😉

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I like Mane is a player, not as an FPL asset

        2. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I admire Pool for their teamwork so seems abit rotten when he seemingly trys to be the poster boy

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes, personally, I love that Klopp sets up to get everyone involved & not just Salah.

            I also think Mané is more of a complete footballer than Salah. I may bring Mané back in tbh

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What are you talking about? He raised both arms and jumped for joy before lowering one arm and looking at the ref to ensure it wasn’t rubbed out.. no need for a personal vendetta against the greatest FPL player of all time

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You are being biased now. I had Salah captain in that game & just being honest with what I noticed yesterday & several games, even the afcon award he did not attend for a reason

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It’s been obvious for a while they don’t get along exceptionally well.. Klopp pulled them aside about 2 months ago and got them back on track and have been a much better partnership since. I encourage you to re-watch the footage though and think you’ll be pleasantly surprised

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I just did that now & fully understand why you think he was joyful but trust me, he wasn't the Selfish Egyptian rose his hands, jumped up and turned to look at the Linesman. No way you convince me that Salah wanted the goal to stand

            What an act 😆

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Players always celebrate then look to the ref/linesman to make sure there is no infringement in the build up (was a contentious decision to award the goal with VAR with Mane pushing the defender off balance). Was a goal though imo

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I know but Salah did not do that for that sake

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I’m 95% certain he did

                  1. Nightcrawler
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I agree

                    • Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      I won't want to be in a court room with you irbox, you just won't give in 😆 even when you know the truth. What a chap!

                    • IRBOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      For the aforementioned reasons.. plus he runs over to give him congratulations. Not sure what you’re missing

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just watched that goal at x0.25 speed, thrice. It does look like that.

        But who knows...

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I've noticed that with CR7 too when Bale scored 😀
          These egomaniacs are funny sometimes....

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I guess thats what force/allow them to grow consistently.

            Never tried this but I heard from someone that if you want to grow consistently and exponentially, you have to challenge your ego. Not sure of its true for everyone though 😀

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That's a deep thought. Probably agree with that (challenging part)

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes, I actually thought the goal will be cancelled after I saw Salah's reaction instead of running to celebrate with Sadio, he was budy staring at the linesman.

          Thank goodness you made the same conclusion from that act, atleast it is not like I am trying to cook up a co*k & bull story 😆

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mo does appear to have an easier time finding his 300-points-a-season form when Mane’s not in the pitch

        In the four games Mané hasn’t started prior to Norwich for example Mo averages an astonishing 13.75 PPG (12, 13, 14, 16)

        In the other 18 that they started together Mo’s average drops to 6.2 PPG (113 points in those 18)

        Certainly appears to be some smoke coming from that particular fire

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          That’s because Mane is poor at assisting and never plays Salah the easy ball

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Oh sure! you bet, I can smell that smoke too buddy 😆

          Mané clearly winning that battle at the moment

          1. Nightcrawler
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Mane just got 5 points. Comments making it seem like he got 15

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Indeed

              2. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Real life !!!!

                He's been the better player for last year and half

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Better player doesn’t mean better FPL asset

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    True.

            • Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              One side battle atm.
              Salah scoring the tap INs, Mane scoring Important goals/difficult goals.
              I'm certainly looking closely at Mane now. Either selling Salad or VVD for mane is on the cards.
              The guy looks on fire atm !

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                On fire? Mane has scored 20 FPL points in Liverpool’s last 7 fixtures. Salah has 57!!

              2. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Agree with that statement buddy. Mané is obviously more of a complete footballer than Salah. For instance, Everytime Trent crosses that ball in, I am always hoping Salah could grow taller in the box

                1. Nightcrawler
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Compare their assist records now. Salah gets a lot of "fpl assists" but even if u exclude them its one sided

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Mané dod not have any spot kick duty last season unlike Mo, Auba but yet still finished as the top scorer.

                      Salah isn't effective when there is no space in behind to run into. That is when Sadio Mané unlocks the scoreline from one of those floating crosses. Just like yesterday

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        joint top scorer*

                  • The 12th Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Er. 0/
                    How tall is Messi?

                    1. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      No one added Messi to this but you 😆

                      Messi is from another planet

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        You mentioned height!
                        Deciding on who is better, Salah or Mane
                        Is debatable .
                        So I can’t disagree with your points but your saying that Mane is a more complete footballer than Messi and Salah because he’s taller.
                        Height has its advantages like you say but it also has its disadvantages too.

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          He certainly adds another dimension to the pool attack with his dominant Arial presence

                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Wouldn’t say Mane has a dominant aerial presence at all.. he is good in the air and clinical when uncontested in the box. Dominant though.. not really

                          2. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            He does I agree but that doesn’t necessarily make him a more complete footballer than Salah. Salah is better than Mane in other areas.

                            To rank them in order is impossible imo. They both bring something different. Form probably divides them at any one time.

                            As regards to not celebrating each other’s goals. It shouldn’t happen but it does and not just with these two. We have two footballers here vying for being top dog playing for the best team in the World.

                        2. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Okay I was meant to say aerial duels from an attacking perspective. Mané is better at that & I believe, better with both feet than Salah too, likewise better at not killing the game play which Salah does too often.

                          I never said Mané is better than Messi.

                          From past records, Salah is the better fpl player than Mané but of recent(this season) things are changing & personally, I feel Mané is a better player

                          1. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            I know you didn’t. I could have said Aguero. Just saying you could have used a better example.

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              😆 Okay, my bad 🙂

                          2. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            and that’s fine and your opinion. Personally I can’t divide them. One week Salah is better, the next, Mane. Their both awesome.

                            1. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Yes. I don't fancy having both at the moment.

                              On Salah but I am tempted to make that switch, likely, I will give it a few more gw's before I pull that trigger as I think both will fairly score the same in the next few for now

                            2. The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Yeh I went both on WC for the DGW but took out Mane to switch to DD. I’ll see how it goes. Sticking with Salah for now.

                        3. Baravan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I think both are 175cm

                          1. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Well there you go.
                            Probably notice Mane more as he runs onto the ball more than Salah who runs with the ball.

                    2. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      How many headed goals he scores ?
                      😉

                  • Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Ha ha
                    The moment Mane came on, game changed completely.

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        A lot to do with how bad ox chamberlain is

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          This bloke understands

              3. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I personally feel that this happens because their attack concentrate more on that side.

                I'm sure Mane will return at same rate if Salah is not playing. From small sample size, Mane has scored 2, 9, 15 in games where Salah played zero mins.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Yep I think they actually eat into each other’s effectiveness (from an FPL standpoint I might add - not IRL!)

                  When they’re both on the pitch it’s great for Liverpool obviously - but when one doesn’t start, the other instantly becomes a better FPL asset & vice-versa

          2. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            DCL to Jimenez this week or hold and do Auba to Jimenez next week? 1.8itb.

            Henderson
            TAA Lascelles Stephens
            Mane Salah KDB Grealish
            Auba DCL Ings

            McCarthy Rico Holgate Elneny

            1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Probably hold for this week.

            2. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Mane is hurting your team structure (or Salah).. you need to pick one and upgrade elsewhere

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                .. and hold this GW

              2. Jeanz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Can’t see how it’s ruining my team structure. I have premiums across all lines and two playing goalkeepers. I have 1.8 m itb too.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Lascelles, Stephens/Rico, Holgate, Grealish and DCL to a lesser extent could all be upgraded by going for the more valuable option of double Pool defence

            3. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              i’d hold on dcl move and watch auba play decide after

            4. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Keep DCL.
              Sell Auba instead

          3. JT11fc
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Best 5th mid under 5.2?
            Thinking Cantwell or Armstrong?

            1. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              hayden ?

              1. JT11fc
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Not a bad shout, thanks

            2. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Probably Cantwell yes, was decent against Liverpool and Farke seems to prefer him over Buendia now

              1. JT11fc
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Thanks. He hopefully plays gw31 too which is a bonus

            3. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Can't you Stretch up to 5.4 ?
              Moutinho/Saint maximum etc are exciting options IMO

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            TAA’s a bit good isn’t he?

            It’s now only Vardy, KDB & Salah who have more points than him

            And that’s after getting only 2 cleansheets in his first 16 appearances

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Starting to think you want him between the bed sheets

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                I’ll settle for him staying in the cleansheets rather than the bedsheets 😉

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Touché!

            2. JT11fc
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Probably the only "essential" player imo, in my team anyway

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Hard to know what price they go for next season - it can’t be anything beginning with a 7 though surely after his last couple of seasons

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  7.5-8.0

                2. olidooley
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  8M

            3. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              As I've been saying from the start of the season, He's the best FPL asset !!

          5. mdm
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Firmino to Jiminez or save FT?

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That’s tough. Probably have to keep Bobby with West Ham at Anfield (yes, I know Jimmy has Norwich at The Molineux). Any other attacker you can sell?

              1. mdm
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Vardy?

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I'd pull the trigger

          6. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            I love it when your transfer is a no brainer.
            Deeney > Jimenez.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Beautiful

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Cue in Troy hattrick 😛

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Would be typical wouldn’t it. Lol

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Ha ha
                  Jimenez is a good transfer IN for the rest of the season, so i like it mate

          7. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            The plan for gw28 is to sell Auba or Grealish to have 11 players. So I have a free transfer to use:

            a. Digne -> Boly
            b. Cantwell -> Barnes
            c. Cantwell -> Traoré

            McCarthy
            TAA, Lundstram, Robertson, Aurier
            Salah, KDB, Grealish
            Aubameyang, Ings, Jiménez

            Martin, Digne, Hayden, Cantwell
            2 FT, 1,4 million in the bank

          8. olidooley
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            So far this season check

            Current rank: 28,404
            Hits - 4 (16points)
            Points on bench - 158

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Current rank: 1,232,300
              Hits - 8 (32points)
              Points on bench - 60

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                You've counted the bench points ?
                That's pretty good. You haven't benched much points then

                1. Holmes
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Having McGovern, Reid helps. Plus Connolly since many weeks. Before that Elneny/Nakamba were filling the bench.

                  Never really had more than one bench fodder.

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    With your playing style (not building TV) i think that's good approach.
                    Well done not benching many points.

              2. Nightcrawler
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  60 bench pts isnt possible

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    It is with fodder and no 2nd GK.

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Thats arpund 2-3 pts per week. Theoretically sure but no way an actice team has that

                    2. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      You are welcome to recount 🙂

                • The 12th Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Current rank: 207,683
                  Hits 12 ( 48 points)
                  Points on bench - 162

                  1. olidooley
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Lot of hits....like one every other week!

                    1. The 12th Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Yeh it’s the way I play.
                      Only 1 in the last 8 though. Don’t usually take many when the year turns.
                      I do need to tighten up though.

                • Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  I've benched 141 points 😮
                  6 hits (very very less compared to my previous seasons)

                • fc_skrald
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Current rank: 61.655
                  Hits 0 (0 points)
                  Points on bench - 182

              3. Nightcrawler
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  DCL and KDB > Jiminez and Mane worth it??

                  1. olidooley
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yes

                    1. olidooley
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Although more value in double Pool defence + Salah

                      1. Nightcrawler
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Have salah and TAA. Dont eant double defence cuz ill want kdb or sterling or kun for dgw. Mane more flexible

                  2. FPL Pillars
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    My team currently for GW27

                    McCarthy
                    Robbo TAA Egan
                    Son Salah KDB Grealish
                    Jiménez Ings Vardy

                    Martin, Cantwell, Soy, Williams

                    1FT 0.5ITB.

                    Tempted to go Grealish to Traore this week. He looked great for his sub appearance. Won’t be blanking either.

                    A Grealish > Traore
                    B Save FT
                    C Ofher (can’t see many other plays this week)

                    1. olidooley
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Save

                    2. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Similar team to me.
                      Similar questions too.
                      I'm probably getting Traore this GW for Grealish. Moutinho is also an option but he'll be rotated more i guess.

                      1. FPL Pillars
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        The only thing is that shoulder, is it fully recovered or will it reoccur. Also europa league, be good to see that team he puts out. Least with Grealish we know he’s a 90minute man and the heartbeat of that villa team.

                        1. Amey
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Probably rolling the transfer is safest/Good bet then

                          1. FPL Pillars
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            It’s one to keep in eye on. Did plan to save. If he starts in Europe and plays it all will definitely hold.

                  3. King Kohli
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Have Aguero, Jimenez and Ings.
                    Need to lose Kun for gw 28. Who would you get in?

                    A. Vardy
                    B. Tammy
                    C. DCL
                    D. Pukki

                    Strangely, I feel Pukki would be a good punt. He might also play in blank gw 31

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Begrudgingly the best option is Vardy for 28-30

                      1. Amey
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I hope he comes good. I've stayed loyal for too long with Jamie i guess

                        1. Nightcrawler
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Same. Got him too late too so hes been a nightmare pick

                            1. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I'm keeping now.
                              Fingers crossed 🙂

                        2. King Kohli
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          He has the fixtures, needs to show some form which has been missing for a good while now.

                      2. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Firmino ?

                        1. King Kohli
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Double pool defence + Salah, so no room for Bobby.

                    2. Riverside Red
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Got a few transfers to consider for GW 28 and GW 31. What's the likely fixtures for GW 31....Which teams definitely have games

                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Any early thoughts on what the impact of winning the league will be, if any on Liverpool’s performances, team selections etc for FPL?

                      I think Mathematically (I.e. excluding goal difference) Liverpool need 16 points to win it...

                      I.e. if Man City won their last 13 games getting 39 points they’d be on 70 so 71 mathematically wins it for pool, with every point city drop reducing that number...

                      That 16 points would take them up to GW32 (WHU, wat, BOU, eve, CPL, mci)

                      Which may be a pity if they then take the foot off he has a little with AVL, bha, BUR coming directly after Man City

                      1. Abra Dubravka
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Depends on non league games around that time as well

                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Liverpool have records to break like Arsenal's 49 straight wins, winning the League with less points than what UTD did and beating City's total points tally etc.

                          Not sure Klopp will take the foot off now.

                        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          *91 not 71 obvs

                        • Do I Not Like Orange
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I think it will be a procession, as others have mentioned there are records to break. I think winning the title mathmaticallycould have the opposite effect of encouraging them to cut loose rather than shut up shop at 2-0. Mane & Salah will miss the odd game, but I can see some big hauls for both in the run-in.

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            It’ll certainly be interesting to see - a third consecutive champions league final, and second consecutive win must also impart some pressure when it comes to Klopp’s thoughts on how he best manages his attacking resources across competitions during the run in

                      3. Lokomotivvv
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Salah, Fleck to Mane, Richarlison worth a hit? I‘m in the middle in my league and need to chase. Everyone has Salah so Mane would be a differential.

                        Everton unlikely to blank in Gw31 and Rich is able to score/assist against Manu/Arsenal/Chelsea.

                        1. Lokomotivvv
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Also: is Mane fit enough to play 90 mins every game from now on?

                      4. Abra Dubravka
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Benching headaches - correct benching?

                        Henderson
                        TAA Robbo Stephens
                        Salah(c) KDB Traore Grealish
                        Jiménez Ings Vardy

                        Bench: Lund, Lascelles, Maddison.

                        1. CONNERS
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I'd have Lund last on bench personally. Unlikely to start.

                      5. CONNERS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Hi all

                        Given Wolves run of fixtures, would you say Jiminez is pretty much essential over the next few GW's?

                        Weighing up swapping him in for DCL after Thursday's game. (DCL is good value but Everton's fixtures are pretty bad right up til mid-April).

                      6. FDMS All Starz
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Which one for next week?

                        A) Lundstram (Cathcart 1st bench)

                        B) Robertson (-4)