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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. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which move?
    (A) Rico to Saiss/Doherty
    (B) Save FT and play either Williams (eve) or Holgate (MUN)

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

      A

    2. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A to Saiss if you need money for upgrading elsewhere. If not, Doherty

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

      Play Holgate

  2. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, Soyuncu, Holgate, O'Connell, Williams
    Salah, Martial, Dendoncker (KDB, Mahrez)
    Vardy, Firmino, Ings

    2FT, 0.4 in bank

    What to do with frees? Am considering:

    Williams ----> Saiss / Taylor
    Mahrez ----> Richarlison / Bruno

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Excellent options both. Consider getting rid of Holgate as well.

  3. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Dendo to who or save FT and GTG for this week

    McCarthy - Button
    Taa Robbo Stephens - Rico BWilliams
    Dendo* Salah Bruno Traore - KDB
    Jimmy Ings Vardy

    2.8m ITB

    1. Eastman
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Save. Dendo solid bench player who can play for you this week.

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers. Been ticketing a lot. Moura, Armstrong, Snodgrass. lot of options but I am not quite sold on them.

        think i will save. Thanks man

  4. FPLinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    When are the blanks in 28 and 31 likely to be rescheduled to?

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

      34 and 37

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

        34 being a smaller dgw then? And 37 the biggy?

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

    Saiss v Boly?

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Both are good. If you need some extra cash (it ain't much though) go for Saiss

    2. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I went for Saiss purely because I couldn't afford Boly

  6. Stormbringer22
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Doing my Lundy → C.Taylor transfer today is very low risk isn't it? Usually wait until the deadline but am worried about Taylor rising tonight

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

      It’s safe to do early imo. Lord fell last night though.

  7. zon
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Confused with Auba doing so well. Currently fielding 10. What do you reckon? 1 ft, 1.2 itb

    Foster (Button)
    TAA Robbo Digne Soy (Baldock)
    Salah Barnes Hayden (KDB Grealish)
    Ings DCL (Auba)

    A) Auba -> Vardy
    B) Hayden -> Armstrong/Snodgrass, field a decent 10, keep Auba
    C) Auba + Hayden -> Vardy + Mount (-4)?

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B with Armstrong?

    2. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Keep Auba

  8. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A. Noble -> Mount
    B. Save transfer

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Mount looked decent last game.

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

    Why is Salah so far ahead AGAIN in the captain poll? Salah owner but Mane is clearly the better option this week

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Salah v Watford is always good. I know it is an away game, but still

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

        This is a fair point but Liverpool in general have a good record against most teams so not sure how much we can read into it. Who's your pick this week?

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

      Not many Mane owners

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

        I think it's a shame if the most owned player just dominates every week, defeats the point of having the feature imo

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

      I think they're both pretty even to be honest. Why do you think Mane is clearly the better pick?

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

        I think Salah has been very fortunate to get as many returns as he has over the past few weeks, hasn't played well at all. His huge hauls have come with Mane absent and he doesn't return nearly as well with Mane eating into his returns. His away record this season is also significantly worse than Mane's.

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

          That's fair enough, I haven't watched the games recently so haven't seen how Salah is playing and only seen his points. Salah has averaged 5.45 points per game in away games this season where as Mane has averaged 5.81 so would call that slightly better rather than significantly better. Also Salah has been on a good run of form recently where as Mane has only just returned from injury. Salah also has a good record against Watford. Think it is too hard to say one is clearly better than the other, but both are definitely good picks

    4. reism1
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Salah will take pens also

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

        No guarantee he gets one, no guarantee he scores it, no guarantee Milner won't be back

        1. Stormbringer22
          3 months, 5 days ago

          This ^

        2. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          You can't use 'no guarantee' as an argument.

          No guarantee Mane doesn't go off injured after 2mins.

          There's no guarantee of anything but there's a small but not insignificant probability Salah gets a pen

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

      Watford is Salah's favourite team to score against.
      Think Suarez against Norwich, dont over think it too much.

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

        Salah has 8 goals against Watford but 6 came at home in 2 matches (4 goals couple of years ago, 2 goals this season). Don't think he comes close to Suarez v Norwich status yet

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

          True, I dont think that Mane or Salah are bad options.
          Pick one and hope for the best

    6. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Salah has been the best player in the game for the last 3 seasons.

  10. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Feel genuinely stumped as to what moves to make this GW. 2 FTs, 1M ITB - what would you do?

    Hendo* McGovern*
    TAA Lascelles Lund* JOC* Reid*
    Mo Mane Cantwell KDB* Grealish*
    Vardy Jimmy Ings

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I would suggest either Grealish + Lundy out or Lundy + McGovern out.

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

      Well with no playing goalkeeper this gameweek, and Henderson blanking in 31 aswell, that looks like it needs sorting to me

  11. T.Henry14
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Firmino ---> Jimenez DONE last night.

    Have 1FT and exactly money for:

    Son&Grealish to Mane&Barnes for -4.

    Yay or nay?

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Looks juicy, I like it

    2. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I would

    3. T.Henry14
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      that would give me:

      Ryan
      TAA, Soyuncu, Lascelles, Rico, Stephens
      Salah, Mane, KDB, Barnes, Cantwell
      Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

      1. Stormbringer22
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Sweet

  12. Mattymo23
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Grealish replacement:

    A) Maddison
    B) Barnes
    C) Martial
    D) Fernandes
    E) Other

    1. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      D if you have the bucks

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

      I’m on A. Fixtures are so much better than United’s... and I want someone I can be sure starts every game

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

    a) Firmino + Grealish to Fernandes + Vardy -4
    b) just Grealish to Fernandes and get Vardy in next week

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

  14. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    KDB & DCL > Fernandes & Vardy for a hit?

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Even if it was for free I wouldn't like it

  15. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Schmeichel (Martin)
    Robertson, TAA, Sidibe, Fernandez, Lundstram
    Martial, Salah, Noble, KDB, Hayden
    Ings,calwert-levin , Vardy
    Bank: 1.3 m FT: 1

    A. Sidbe -> Pereira
    B. Vardy -> Aubamayang
    C. Save FT
    D. DCL, KDB -> Aubamayang, Tieleman/Mount(-4)
    E. Lundstram -> ward/ Boly
    F. Noble -> Mount
    please suggest if any other

    1. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Aubameyang doesn't play this week.
      A or E look the best, I would go for A this week

  16. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Will Lucas still play upfront with Kane and Son missing. how do you rate him?

    Dendo to Lucas Moura will give me this.

    McCarthy - Button
    Taa Robbo Stephens - Rico BWilliams
    L. Moura Salah Bruno Traore - KDB
    Jimmy Ings Vardy

    2.8m ITB

    Reckon it's good?

    1. theodosios
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      They don't play good at all and what is even worse, they have very tough fixtures coming up. I would stay away from their assets. Think Mou's main target will be FA Cup

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Solid reasons to stay away from. them for the moment. Thanks man.

        you reckon saving this week, now that I have 11 players playing?

  17. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Willian - brought him in last GW and couldn’t believe he was benched for Spurs (H). Is he likely to still be benched for Bou (a) or was he dropped for the Bayern match?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Get rid - not the question you were asking but just a very frustrating player

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

        Yeah he is - a great talent but a poor fantasy option

  18. Stormbringer22
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Why is everyone loving Saint-Maximin on here? Have not seen a single Newcastle game this season if I'm honest so I am curious. Is he just unlucky not to be getting any attacking returns?

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

      Newcastle suck at scoring.
      He seems like Traore last year, great pace and trickery with the ball, no end result.

      1. Stormbringer22
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers bud. So not really a good FPL asset then, I am not missing anything?

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

          1 goal and 2 assists all season, I would think of him as a bench foder at best.

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Fantastic player to watch, great dribbler, quick and powerful, loves to take on players and has zero end product

  19. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA VVD Aurier Saiss (Holgate*)
    Salah Maddison Cantwell (KDB Grealish*)
    Ings Vardy Jimi

    Not sure what to use my FT on, don't think I need to take a hit this week, so which option seems better (they will be played instead of Saiss)
    A) Grealish > Barnes
    B) Holgate > Lascelles

  20. Gunner1290
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What’s the chances Man City have a double gameweek in 29? What needs to happen?

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I believe we will know for certain before this week's deadline.

      1. XABI 15
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ben Crellin says we will find out on Friday, upon completion of Arsenals Europa league match. If they win it will be Arsenal, lose v chelsea (I think is what he is saying)

  21. The Wise Owl
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I'm trying to work out if Jota is a better pick than Jimenez for the long term. It leaves me with more money to upgrade elsewhere.

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Don't think so. Jimenez is more consistent. Jota on a good run at the moment but you never know when it is going to end. May have used all of his luck already.

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        It does look obvious that Jimenez is more consistent. I guess I'm trying to be different. 😀

    2. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      same dilemma here see below

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

      I like Jota, seems to always pick up at the end of the season.
      Only down side is I think Jimmy is more nailed, Jota may get a rest or two as he has just come back from long injury and they have Europe to deal with.
      So ultimately a bit of a risk, but you know what they say, biscuits and all that.

    4. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I like the Jota play and posted a few lines on it in another post on this thread (this page i think)

  22. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    better to have for next 3-4 gws:
    a. Jota
    b. Jim

    thx

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      As above

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

      B

    3. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Going against what is on this board but I prefer Jota right now. He is chasing down everything in the two games i saw and is just on fire. The only reason Jiminez got a goal at the weekend is because Jota's effort (for a hat trick) cannoned off the post and fell to Jiminez. Id take Jota over the next 4 at the moment.

    4. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      b all day

  23. Rains of Castamere
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    G2G or shift Traore for a hit? I need to keep BGW31 in mind as I have no WC left.

    0FT, 3.1m ITB

    Pope
    Trent - Lascelles - CTaylor
    Mane - Salah - Barnes - Traore
    Jimenez - Ings - Vardy

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Don't take a hit. Team looks great. Also, how the f do you have both Salah and Mane and 3.1m ITB?? 😀

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ha, well last week I took out Kun and KDB, and this week I've done Mahrez to Barnes.

  24. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Tie winner predictions in last 16 of FA Cup:

    Chelsea v Liverpool
    Spurs v Norwich
    WBA v Newcastle

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Chelse, Spurs, and Newcastle go through

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

      Che
      Spu
      Wba

  25. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Looks like my transfers this week will be a -4 Guilbert+Mahrez->H. Barnes+R.James, waiting to do it on Friday awaiting DGW news.

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu R.James Doherty
    Salah(c) Mane H.Barnes Moutinho
    Vardy Connolly

    Woodman(x) Rico KdB(x) Martinelli(x)

    Need to take some chances. Got Doherty(c) right last week, thinking of doing another curve ball this week.
    Barnes or Maddison, though? Think the Leicester game will be one I'll want three players on.

  26. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    if you have Barnes, is Grealish just a hold?

    Not sure I like anyone around that price point, I am 0.1 short of Grealish to Martial. Have 7.9m to spend?

    May just keep and upgrade a defender to Chilwell/Maguire/James.

    1. Fit_to_drop
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If you wanted to make up a team for GW28 you could do Grealish to Mount. Could always go back to Grealish down the line but to be honest, I dont like the look of Villas transfers (I know he is their sole player)

      1. Fit_to_drop
        3 months, 5 days ago

        *Fixtures I meant to say...

  27. Odion Igoalo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I have 12 players this week, which one of these to play?

    A) Duda (LEI)
    B) C.Taylor (new) (Pope in goals)

    1. Stormbringer22
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

  28. Dubores
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Hi everyone,
    My team is:
    Pope (*Henderson)
    TAA Soyuncu Robertson (*Lundstram)
    Maddison Salah Ward-Prowse (*De Bruyne)
    Abraham Ings Jimenez (*Guendouzi)

    I've got 2FT and 0.2 ITB. Was thinking about dropping Maddison, any advice? Thanks in advance

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

      feel like if youve kept Maddy this long you can hold him, 90mins every week. Can you do Lundstram to James? (depends on your lund sale price)

      1. Dubores
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks for the answer. Yeah, I was thinking if I should get rid of Maddison or Lundstram (want to save 1 FT). Latter is probably a better option though, thanks.

  29. Fit_to_drop
    3 months, 5 days ago

    2 Free Transfers to make 11 for this GW.

    The simple move:

    Grealish & Kelly out for something like Barnes & Boly and Im all set for GW28

    The ambitious move:

    Kelly, Grealish, Firmino to Roberston, Bruno, Vydra (or other budget striker) for a -4 hit

    Have Trent & Salah & Auba

    Hang tough with first 2 transfers or Go for it?

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

    Havent been paying attention to fpl recently... Do people FH now? I only have Leno and KB that blanks. -If not FH now then when?

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

      No, much bigger blank in 31 coming up and double game weeks to consider.