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Alexander-Arnold’s consistency continues as Firmino unlucky to blank

Liverpool 3-2 West Ham

  • Goals: Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m), Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Sadio Mané (£12.3m) | Issa Diop (£4.3m), Pablo Fornals (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Trent Alexander-Arnold x2 (£7.7m), Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) | Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), Declan Rice (£4.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Alexander-Arnold x3, Wijnaldum x2, Mané x1

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) continues to ask Fantasy Premier League managers questions about their captain armbands with his latest haul.

The right-back registered a 10-point score against West Ham on Monday night, putting up two assists and, despite conceding twice, collecting three bonus too.

Alexander-Arnold’s returns have been more reliable than any other Fantasy asset for some time, his last blank occurring all the way back in Gameweek 16, when he was a first-half substitute at Bournemouth.

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Going back even further, the last time Alexander-Arnold failed to deliver a return (either defensive or offensive) in a match he started was in the Gameweek 13 win at Crystal Palace.

During that period, Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) has blanked in five of his starts, while Sadio Mané (£12.3m) failed to register a return in four matches that he started.

Admittedly, both midfielders found the net against West Ham but were still outscored by Alexander-Arnold and his excellent delivery into the penalty box.

The right-back was a constant source of concern for West Ham, even when the visitors were enjoying a 2-1 lead.

It was his quick-thinking that led to Georginio Wijnaldum‘s (£5.4m) opener as he whipped a loose ball into the box when the Hammers’ defence had assumed it was going out for a corner.

Alexander-Arnold then found Salah on the back-post with an indirect free-kick, went close to scoring with from a direct one and the resulting corner nearly produced an assist as Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) clipped the top of the bar.

The England international came close to two assists for Firmino in the second half, seeing the Brazilian nod a corner over the bar before Angelo Ogbonna‘s (£4.5m) header denied him from converting an Alexander-Arnold pass into a certain close-range goal. 

“I think we passed the moment where we treat (Alexander-Arnold) like a young boy, he is just a proper member of the squad. Everybody has to contribute, everybody has to bring on the pitch what he is able to do – and the boys do a lot to bring him or Robbo in the position and save them there. I don’t want to make the performance more than it is, I am completely happy with it, but that’s how football works on the highest level.” – Jurgen Klopp

That said, Salah and Mané were still just as threatening compared to their defensive colleague, especially in the second half when Liverpool were forced to chase the game.

Salah’s Fantasy appeal has been obvious for some time, capped off with heavy backing for the Gameweek 27 captaincy, but Mané continues to force himself back into the conversation.

The Senegalese international, who lost a chunk of owners to a Double Gameweek 24 injury, arguably could have emerged with a double-figure against West Ham. He was adjudged to be offside late in the game when Alexander-Arnold flashed a ball across West Ham’s goal-line.

Back-to-back returns for Mané since recovering from injury puts pressure on those still holding Roberto Firmino (£9.7m), who now has consecutive blanks and remains goalless at Anfield in the Premier League this season.

However, the Brazilian was perhaps unlucky not to come away with something in Gameweek 27.

In the 25th minute, Firmino lined up a shot from the edge of the box, which was not too far over the bar and, five minutes later, he laid the ball off to Alexander-Arnold, who had pushed into midfield. The right-back rifled an effort back across the goal which went just wide of the post.

Immediately after the restart, Firmino was played into acres of space by Alexander-Arnold but blazed his shot clumsily over the bar.

Then, as the game wore on, the Brazilian, standing on the back-post, headed a looping ball onto the woodwork from point-blank range and was inches away from getting a touch on Alexander-Arnold’s cross which fell to Mané for the winner.

Finding himself on the Goals Imminent table for Blank Gameweek 28, Firmino is certainly due some attacking returns. He remains Liverpool’s top-scorer away from home this season, which bodes well ahead of a trip to Watford on Saturday evening.

For all Liverpool’s brilliance at Anfield, Fantasy managers should take note of how this latest win played out, though. Despite controlling the game on Monday night, Jurgen Klopp’s men were still missing something at both ends of the pitch for large spells.

They toiled going forward and were less than assured at the back. That has arguably been the case for each of their outings since the Winter Break, while the absence of injured pair Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) and James Milner (£5.3m) probably had an impact too.

Issa Diop (£4.3m) was largely unchallenged when he nodded home Robert Snodgrass‘ (£5.2m) first-half corner, and, with van Dijk out of position shortly after, Joe Gomez‘s (£5.3m) slip nearly allowed Michail Antonio (£6.9m) to capitalise, were it not for the midfielder’s heavy touch.

The Hammers continued to cause issues from corners and even went ahead in the 54th minute when Declan Rice‘s (£4.7m) square ball found Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) unmarked in the penalty area.

In giving up two goals against West Ham, Liverpool matched their goals conceded total from the previous 11 matches in just 90 minutes. Owners of the defensive double-up will certainly be hoping for an improvement at Watford on Sunday.

“Second-ball game was not good. Losing the first ball is possible because Antonio, Haller, whoever is there is just too good and you cannot win all the balls. But then the second ball, we have to pick up better. The formation was not good, we showed the boys at half-time, it just makes no sense there. And the set-pieces obviously; they were really good from them, we were not that clear in these situations and that’s how they scored the goal. So they got a little bit of momentum, or maybe they got the momentum.” – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool managed to grab the game by the scruff of its neck when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) came on for Naby Keïta (£5.8m), adding some much-needed drive and creativity to the central midfield trio. If Henderson and Milner are still out for Blank Gameweek 28, the former Arsenal man has done his chances of starting at Watford no harm at all.

“Yes, we needed that direction. Ox came on and the first [contribution] was a finish. Close, but still a finish. Next one was dribbling with a foul or not, if it was not a foul then probably we have the ball in a good position again. So, the dynamic helped, of course. Always, if you get direction in a game, our people appreciate that obviously. That helped.” – Jurgen Klopp

From a West Ham perspective, there was a lot to like about Snodgrass’ performance in both phases of play.

The Scottish international also arguably retains an element of budget differential about him, adding his fourth attacking return over the last three matches. Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m) is the only midfielder to have matched Snodgrass in that time.

Finally, much of West Ham’s good work against Liverpool was inspired by recent signing Tomas Soucek (£5.0m). Unfortunately for David Moyes, the Czech Republic international had to go off injured almost immediately after half-time.

“(Soucek) picked up the injury just before half time and it meant that he was struggling. We knew at half time and I thought he had been fabulous as well. It is a big loss to us, especially in the second half as we didn’t have an awful lot where we could tighten things up, really. I am hoping he will be OK but it looks like a groin or adductor injury from over stretching in the first half.” – David Moyes

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Keïta (Oxlade-Chamberlain 57′), Wijnaldum, Fabinho; Mané (Matip 90+1′), Firmino, Salah.

West Ham United XI (4-3-3): Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop; Ngakia; Rice, Noble, Soucek (Fornals 47′); Antonio, Anderson (Haller 65′), Snodgrass (Bowen 84′).

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1,124 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    best newc defender to bring:

    1 - schar (5.0)
    2 - fernandes (4.5)
    3 - lescelles (4.3)

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      this is for rico - he will have to play this week.

    2. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      3. Could consider Taylor from Burnley too, plays in 31

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        good shout

    3. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’d keep it cheap and go option 3

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        he is nailed for sure right?

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Is he not the club captain?

          1. Lord Flashheart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            true
            silly question by me

    4. Ando
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Fernandez

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      2 easily

  2. reism1
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Whos going to score the most points in this BGW then?

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

        Maximin

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

        Salah

      3. MC Hammer
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        someone who uses their FH i guess

      4. antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        TAA

      5. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Mane or saint-maximin

      6. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Firmino brace.

        1. reism1
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I hope this is his last gameweek for me if he blanks

      7. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        In the last four games Liverpool have beaten Watford 15-0. Salah has 7 goals in those four games.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          How many away though?

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            One.

            But only one of the last four games were away.

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

          Quite content to have the triple up but put captaincy elsewhere this week.

      8. FPLinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        what's the name of the guy on twitter who provides all the details of the blanks/doubles?
        Mentioned on scout cast before but can't remember

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

          Ben Crellin

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

          Watford Wolves Burnley Bournemouth play GW31 Big chance Everton Norwich do too. 50/50 Pool and Palace.
          Not a big chance for anyone else

          1. Whats the Huth
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Going to have to free hit

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              danger of getting majority 2 pointers with the choices on offer

          2. Marmalade Forest
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Guaranteed at least one of Spurs vs West Ham or Norwich vs Everton, depending on Norwich vs Spurs in the Facup.

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Spurs v Whu doesn't look tempting, but Everton v Norwich might be high scoring. I have only DCL atm.

      9. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pope
        TAA VVD Soyuncu Dunk
        Salah Traore Dendoncker
        Ings Jimenez Vardy

        Henderson KDB Grealish Lundstram

        0 FT, 1.5 ITB

        Is Grealish >> ?? worth a -4 hit to play instead of Dendoncker ??

        Thanks all.

        1. antis0cial
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I don't think so. Hold till as late as possible anyway just in case DGW 29.

        2. BERGKOP
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          No. Just hold.

      10. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        after blank week
        who is better to have?

        KDB or Auba?

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

          KDB

        2. Happy Chappy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Kdb

        3. Kevin de Blanke
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Depends on DGW's

          If de Bruyne has a double, it might hurt to not have him due to ownership

      11. GW27 Rough with the Smooth
        Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        How did your GW go? Which of your players were benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

        Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 27, here:

        1. XabiAlonso
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Rough : Aguero 0 points just as he looked a great differential this week, 6 points of Stephens stuck on the bench
          Smooth : saved by cap mane and Trent to give 54(-4)

        2. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Pretty decent week, 66 all out,but I decided to hold ft instead of moving lundy to Saiss.
          Benched lundy, for non show from Williams, so not pulling the trigger cost me 10 crucial points!

        3. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          After a shocking Saturday, Sunday and Monday pulled it out the bag. Decent captain choice (Salah), and Auba bagging. 63 points and a green up to 23k.

          1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Sold Stevens for Boly though which was a kick in the badger nuts. Got 2FT for next week. Auba to Vardy and banking the FT to prepare for GW31.

        4. Lateriser 12
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Smooth: All differentials coming through. Bruno Tony Mane Double Saints D and Long (who i got for a hit)

          82 (-4) 😀
          (scared of coming back on the scoutcast #voodoo)

          Rough:
          Aguero missed pen

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Will you keep Tony and Bruno long term?

          2. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Lateriser for president

          3. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Nice but Long in for a hit??? What the hell was that about lol

          4. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Boom

          5. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            And you've also overtaken Sam as highest ranked Pro Pundit!

          6. Philman
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            It's not the scoutcast voodoo, it's the Meet the Manager voodoo. We have all suffered.

        5. Donblaster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Smooth: early team news from FPL_Rockstar meant Aurier (1) to Boly (6) at 11:28 (FT). Pope, Martial, TAA and Mo (c)
          62pts and up 1.4m places over the last 4 GWs

          Rough: nothing major. Coin flip on Fernandez (2) or Webster (7) went the wrong way. Firmino frustratingly close to scoring, Traore cameo.

        6. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Started very badly 23 from 8 before pool game. Mane, salah (c) and TAA then made it better and previous rank of 14k retained. Happy at the end.

        7. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Mane (C), TAA, Salah, triple up - saved my bacon this week. Sneaked through last man standing with 51 points.

          Everyone, bar the Liverpool triple up and Jiminez- blanked

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

          Happy with 75, Bruno in with 1FT and Aubameyang the highlights, also goals from Stevens and Jimenez as well as the Pool boys

        9. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Rough. Benched Pope. Smooth picked Auba and sold Vardy and wasn't trapped by Kun 🙂

          1. pjanns
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Smooth: 66 all out. Went up to 6k overall.
            Rough: Sold Auba for Jiminez. 🙂

        10. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Decent GW after horrible Last one for me.
          63 points
          Rough: Benching McCarthy (selling Pope on WC)
          Smooth: Bruno,Taa©

        11. abides
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Rough: Did Mahrez+Greenwood>Saint-Maximin+Ings a few hours before we heard about the Son injury.
          Smooth: Still 54 points and a 6th consecutive green arrow. Thank you DCL.

        12. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Smooth:
          72 points and my transfers were pretty smooth also:
          Son(0) + Kun(0) + Mahrez(8) to Mane(c)(16) + Vardy(2) + Bruno(14)
          Would've captained Ings if I hadn't got Mane in and had just the 1 point in total on my bench so my -8 worked out pretty well 🙂

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

          Rough: sold Auba for Kun for a hit 2wks ago after seeing him wide (23 pt swing). Traore benched. Ings let down.
          Smooth: Martial 2 in 2 after I was intent on selling for Son. All three pool players returned (R/TAA/Salah (c))
          Tiny green arrow. 183k.

        14. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Rough; Must have had winter break brain fade Monday night! Decided Bergwijn who I brought in for Martial just wouldn’t do as Spurs cover so I thought it was safe to bring Son in and sacrifice the injured Abraham to do it. Only had KdB left to go and wanted to beat price changes as I only had 0.5m left. Cue the injury news Tuesday morning! Totally forgot it was a European week too! Two transfers wasted.

          Smooth; Thought about it for a couple of days and decided to wildcard before Son dropped as I was now facing only getting 8/9 out on GW28. Moved on Button, Kelly, Williams, Son, Hayden and DCL as I preferred Ings. In came McCarthy, Boly, Taylor, Fernandes, Dendoncker(yes I know) and Ings. McCarthy started ahead of Ryan, and Boly and Fernandes returned straight away. Salah(c), Trent, Robbo and Jimenez chipped in to give me 68 points and move up 1,000 places to a season high 1,130 OR. Time will tell if I made the right call with the wildcard...first week I’m 18 points up though.

        15. Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Brought in Saiss for a hit, paid off immediately. Martial ticking over. TAA and Robertson doing the business. Southampton actually keeping a clean sheet at home.

          Traore, Grealish, Vardy and Ings disappointments.

          66 (-4), up to 3k and doing great.

        16. Carlton_Goal
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          All smooth: Bought Boly in for Holgate which paid off. Holding Mane through his injury has paid off again and had Salah captain as well as owning McCarthy, Trent and Jiminez for 60 points and a nice green arrow

        17. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Smooth - Salah (c) TAA, Aubameyang and a cool 59 pointer.

          Rough - Traore benching, coming on and blocking Bertrand 6 pointer, Mccarthy 7 pointer on bench.

        18. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Before last night Andy with 33 points on the bench beat me by 9 clear points. with Pool usual suspects getting points, my OR was never going to improve much

        19. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Rough: Traore and the Lord coming on for a point each.
          Smooth: 32 pts from my Pool trio, Saints and Burnley cleansheets and Aubameyang brace.

          70 all out. Up to 67k.

        20. Gentlemens club
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Nice week, 82(-4) with BB. Green arrow from 267k to 145k. Mané as captain hurt a little bit since I considered Auba.

        21. Trilly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Shakey start with NEW+SHU defensive blanks, eventually saved by Auba + DCL before the magic trio of Salah, TAA and Mane bailed me out.
          Finished with 68 and green arrows into the top 1500.

        22. Sessegnon Blanc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Brought in the same players as Magnus Carlsen!
          Out: Lundy (1), Aguero (0)
          In: Doherty (10), Jota (16) for -4
          Score 69 (73-4), jumped from 266k to 175k
          .... pretty smooth for me

        23. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Possibly a record-breaking week for me. I played my wildcard, more with GW28 in mind but stormed it.

          Rough - one of my XI failed to haul - Ings.
          Smooth - 7 hauled on Saturday which was good enough, then last game brought points from TAA, Salah and captain Mane.

          89 points, propelled from 34.5K to 8.7K. Top score in my country this week brings cash as does my cash ML. Will not see the likes again, methinks.

        24. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Aguero and Grealish —> Martial and Jimmy worked a treat

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

          Looks like the most common smooth story of the week for most was owning Mane.

          Enda Stevens was both smooth and rough for me. 67-4 with Henderson, KdB and Ings blanking cannot complain too much. Yet, this could have been a glorious week. Just remember Mane offside, DCL being wasteful and 2x Shu def failing to keep cs and get baps...

        26. Santigold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I was on 23 points before Monday, but luckily my Liverpool trio Salah(C), Mane and TAA saved me with 32 points. So ended up with 55 and the slightest of green arrows from 15,514 to 15,502. I think that's as close to a grey "arrow" as I've ever been. 😀

        27. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rough : Traore and Barnes
          Smooth : 51pts small green Arrow

        28. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Smooth: World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is back in the overall top hundred in 38th position after taking a 4 point hit to bring in Jota and Doherty and scoring 85 points. Earlier this season he was in the top hundred from GW10 to GW19, reaching the dizzy heights of number 3 in GW17. He is also number one in the Wolves fan league.

        29. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rough: Pro Pundit Andy (Lets Talk FPL) played his Wildcard in GW26 but scored only 49 and dropped out of the top million for the first time this season.

          Smooth: In GW27 however he bounced right back by playing his Bench Boost for a score of 99 (including 33 from his genuine bench of McCarthy, McNeil, Taylor and Stephens) and a game-week rank of 258. This enabled him to rise to 467k overall, his highest rank since GW17.

          This shows that the effectiveness of a wildcard should not be judged solely on the results of a single game-week, and also illustrates what can happen when the Wildcard and Bench Boost chips are played in successive game-weeks - though many of us might prefer to save them for a double game-week or cup final.

        30. TomSaints
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rough: Brought VVD as in my 3rd Liverpool player
          Smooth: 75 points, kept faith in Mahrez and went Aubameyang over Aguero 3 weeks ago. Up to 24k and my assault on top 10k remains on track.

        31. Your Mum's Athletic
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Smooth: 90pts - 800k rank increase

          Rough: None (for once!)

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

            Awesome

        32. Philman
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Smooth GW.

          71 points and up to 12k, and 2FTs for GW28.

          Sold Digne and transferred in Doherty. Also had Auba. My GW25 early WC continuing to move me up the ranks nicely, as a different strategy to normal.

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

            Nice !

            1. Philman
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Cheers mate. Glad to see you had a better GW as well. I had both McCarthy and Stephens on my bench.

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

                Wow.
                Could have been more for you then
                I played Stephens & benched McCarthy.

        33. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Smooth - brought in Pope in anticipation of Henderson blanking this weekend. Thankfully played the right one! 62 (-4) and up to 491 OR.

          Rough - Brought in Barnes for a hit and he was benched. Benched Stephens for his 6 points

        34. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rough: 7 reds in 8 leading up to last game week.

          Smooth: sidibe for boly worked out. Auba haul. Finally some mahrez returns!
          70 points up from 130k to 78k

        35. ringwraith
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          With Lundstram, Alli, and Barnes playing: 9, 12, and 45 minutes respectively i was unable to get any of my 27 bench points on the pitch. Had seriously thought about B.Boost but, my thoughts deferred to DGW's. Jota just transfered in picked up 16 points.

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

            EDIT:
            Rough: With Lundstram, Alli, and Barnes playing: 9, 12, and 45 minutes respectively i was unable to get any of my 27 bench points on the pitch. Had seriously thought about B.Boost but, my thoughts deferred to DGW's.

            Smooth: Jota just transfered in picked up 16 points.

        36. 5os
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rough: Fernandes, Aubameyang, Aurier -> Mane, Jimenez, Boly (-4).

          Stupid decision in hindsight. I got a bit fixated on brining Mane in and thought I could afford to lose Auba with his blank coming up and Fernandes with United's upcoming fixtures. At least the Aurier -> Boly swap (which was needed to free up funds) paid off and works out better long term. I could have simply done that though and kept 2FT for this week.

        37. HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Interesting GW. At 800k OR and decided to have some fun with my MLs already lost. I took a 36 point hit, scored 85 points so overall was 6 points above the GW average and actually got a small green arrow. I spend hours most weeks studying underlying stats, fixtures, form and performing the eye test and yet most weeks I’ve struggled to move up the ranks. Laughable really! 🙂

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            😀 was a good week for transfer hits

      12. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Have 2FT. Thinking the following:

        Rico and Grealish --> Boly and Barnes

        Have exact money for these moves, sound good?

        1. abides
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Sounds great, but be wary of Grealish price drops

          1. HarryB29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Luckily bought Grealish at 6.4 so can afford a 0.1 drop without losing selling value

      13. as33
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Any1 using FH this GW? I have only 9 players, should i use it or wait for DGW, still have WC asvel
        Pope
        Taa, Stevens, Williams, Reid, Kelly
        Salah, Mane, KDB, Grealish, Cantw
        Vardy, Ings, Jimmi

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          No point using a fh, you have the 3 best forwards for this gw, triple pool, and a playing goalie. You are not likely to lose any ground with that.

      14. Tsssst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Will it just be Fridays game to be included in 'February' MotM scores or the whole gameweek, or neither?

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

          Whole gameweek is included i think

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

          You do realise Saturday is still February as well right

        3. caldracula
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If the game week starts in the month then the whole game week is included.

      15. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        am i wise to leave my 2 FTs until friday in preparation for bgw/dwg? or wont know much by friday?

        1. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes

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

          Probably sensible to wait

      16. trinzoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Any reason to go for Evans/Soy rather than Chilwell?

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

          Yes, BPs, cheap

        2. caldracula
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Would prefer one of the CB’s for the price, would go for Evans due to the bonus he will get when they keep clean sheets.

      17. jamie1972
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Jimi & Baldock to Vardy & Boly

        For free

        Make sense?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Go Saiss

          1. jamie1972
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Even though less goal threat, and is he nailed?

      18. reism1
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Does anyone own Perez if so reckon he will start Friday?

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            He'll get brace soon...

            1. reism1
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yes I can see him getting some points Friday only if he starts

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

              I'm bringing him in

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

                Best possible time to have this headache since Leicester play in the early game so we have team news

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

                  Spot on
                  I'm backing both to start

                2. reism1
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    yes that's a good point

              2. Your Man With The Hair
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I was tempted by him, but just not convinced he's going to get any/many minutes

            3. caldracula
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Maddison + Hayden to Barnes + 5.8 Mid. Not any options standing out at that point so thinking about bringing in Jorginho, thoughts?

              1. jamie1972
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Jorghino on 9 yellows

                1. caldracula
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Ah ok thanks didn’t see that, think Barkley could be an option? Will only be short term.

              2. Totti
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                snodgrass

            4. Totti
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              pope
              TAA soyuncu rico
              salah traore snodgrass martial
              firmino jimenez ings

              Ryan kelly KDB Lund

              1 FT 3.5 itb

              A) save free transfer
              B) kelly -> taylor and play ryan or double up burnley defence
              C) kelly -> doherty
              D) kelly -> newcastle defender
              E) other suggestion

            5. Frank944
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Play 1

                Alderweireld (against Wolves)
                Stephens (against West Ham)

                1. Totti
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  alderweireld

              • The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                "Firmino unlucky to blank". No, he was not, he's just sh*t. So many chances, can't even hit the ball on goal.

                1. Totti
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  yes
                  but for me the last chance against watford
                  and vardy will come in instead gameweek 29

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

                  Standard Bobby tbh, been burnt by him so often in the past and this time didn't feel any different.

                3. Your Man With The Hair
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  "Hit the ball on goal"? Was this your first soccer ball game?

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    One time this guy hit the soccer ball with his head.

                4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  To call him sh*t is ridiculous. By no means a Pool fan but he plays an important role in that system.

                5. XABI 15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  He is such an interesting striker. He is World Class in so many aspects, I think he would be close to starting for most teams in the world as he compliments the players around him so well.

                  I just do not think he is a true centre forward and scoring lots of goals has never been his strength. He misses too many chances that players like Lewandowski, Cavani, Ibra and Ronaldo are ruthless with.

              • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Vardy (C) a bold move this GW rather than Salah? Chasing a big ML lead...

                1. XABI 15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I think it could be a good move, I have Salah and Mane and think I am going for Mane as he has the better away form

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Both are good choices, tbf. Difficult to call which one will have a bigger impact.

                2. Carlton_Goal
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Definitely bold considering Vardy's form! Could go for Ings if looking for a differential?

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    I'm thinking about how rubbish Norwich are tbf. Could be the game that he turns it around. Ings is a good shout though...

                    1. Carlton_Goal
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      That's fair enough, I think it's still a decent shout, just very brave haha.

              • XABI 15
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Would you rather have Ayoze Perez or Harvey Barnes?

                1. Carlton_Goal
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Barnes

                2. patricio33
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  I have the same question. Perez or Barnes?

              • Carlton_Goal
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Who to start this week?

                A) Rico (CHE)
                B) Boly (tot)

                Thanks in advance

                1. XABI 15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Boly. Who is going to score for Tottenham?

                  1. Carlton_Goal
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    I was thinking that but they did manage to put the ball in the back of the net against Chelsea. Bournemouth have also kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 premier league games against Chelsea

                2. Offs!de
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  B for Boly

                3. aapoman
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Boly easy

                4. Kopkloppers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Serious question?

                  1. Carlton_Goal
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Yes it is. A tough decision because Bournemouth have a good record recently against Chelsea, and Wolves in good form since Boly has been back, but both games could easily be blanks.

              • fylde2022
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Still fiddling around with my WC.

                How does this look?

                Pope
                TAA Robertson Doherty
                Salah Richarlison Fernandes Barnes
                Jiminez Ings DCL

                Button Fernandez AWB KDB

                1. XABI 15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Big fan of the Doherty pick. If on a WC i want 2 playing Gks if possible, so would see if you could upgrade Button (possibly downgrade AWB to Charlie Taylor for example as he plays in Gameweek 31)

              • Beatle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Martial or Fernandes??

                1. aapoman
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Fernandes if you don't have neither.

              • aapoman
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Grealish to who? Max 6.6m. Already have 3 Leicester. Thinking about Mount but might just be stupid.

                1. Carlton_Goal
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Bit of a punt but Snodgrass? 4 assists and 2 goals in the last 8 games

                2. XABI 15
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  A sneaky pick could be Mcneil, hes got some form, a decent match this week and plays in 31.

              • DAZZ
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                So who’s planning a FH in 31?

                1. aapoman
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Depends on the amount of games. If only just 2 games (worst scenario i think) then not using it and rocking with just a few players.

                  1. XABI 15
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    see my reply to your comment above

                2. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  No don’t think so.

                  1) Should be able to field around 8 minimum I reckon providing the cup results go the way is expected

                  2) More fun using my FH in the big double can’t lie

                3. Carlton_Goal
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Most likely

              • Tmel
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                McCarthy
                Holgate TAA Gomez Rico*
                Salah Dendoncker Traore*
                Vardy Jimenez
                (Button Egan Grealish KDB Auba)

                2FT + 0.1ITB - currently have anywhere between 8-10 players depending on Rico & Traore:

                a) Rico & Grealish > Stephens & Barnes
                b) Rico & Grealish > Stephens & Armstrong
                c) Rico & Grealish > Stephens & Mount
                d) Egan, Grealish & Dendoncker > Saiss, Armstrong & Barnes (-4)
                e) Egan, Grealish & Traore > CTaylor, B. Fernandes & Saka (-4)

              • Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Firmino Rico > Vardy Robertson?

                1. aapoman
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  yea

                2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  100%

                3. MOTHRA
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Yep

              • Tmel
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Bets option out of:

                1) Barnes
                2) McNeil
                3) Armstrong
                4) Mount

                1. aapoman
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  1, 4, 2, 3. In that order

              • Mcgugan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Doucoure to X - can be anybody up to 9m.
                I already have Traore (and can't be a LIV option).

                a) Fernandes
                b) Barnes
                c) Mount
                d) Other

                1. Stormbringer22
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Fernandes or Rich

                  • ritzyd
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Alli

                2. akhilrajau
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  KDB -> Alli?

                  1. Stormbringer22
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      That is one big no.

                    • ritzyd
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Yep