Scout Notes

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. reo19uk
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Not sure what to do about Vardy. He seems like an essential with his next 4 fixtures but not score in over 2 months!

    What are people's thoughts on him?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Don't buy, don't sell, don't (c)

      1. mynameisq
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Just bought and will (C)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          OK, don't sell then

          1. El Presidente
              3 months, 5 days ago

              LOL

            • mynameisq
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Ok now I'm selling

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

        Next 3, he blanks 31. If he had shown and semblance of form I would be all over him, however, Jimenez, Ings, DCL, Aubameyang all superior options. I don’t like Vardy either - have said he is rubbish all season and now that is showing though. 33 years old.. washed up 😉

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Keeping myself. Out in 29 for Auba or DCL in 31 depending on how reactionary I'm feeling

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

        I got him and I like his chances againts Norwich:)

      4. El Presidente
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I think people are regrouping because LEI is playing Norwich next but I don't see that match being easy for Leicester or Vardy for that matter.

        • Mingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Norwich away is the perfect game for Vardy to get back in the groove. Norwich will need to attack in front of theor fans and they aren't exactly watertight at the best of times. If Vardy, or any of his team mates can't kick start their form with a double against the 2 worst teams in the league then it's time to go.

          I'm slightly hesitant about captaining him as his form is abysmal. maybe it's conformation bias, however I think he's been genuinely unlucky in a number of games. VAR disallowed goals, missed pens and hit the post against City. Hopefully it's coming.

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

        How do I improve this lot with 1FT? Got 9 players to field atm. 0 itb

        Hendo,Button
        TAA, Soy,Stephens,Lascelles,Lund
        Salah,Kdb,Grealish,Traore,Snoddy
        Ings,Auba,Firmino

        1. reo19uk
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Auba and Button out for Vardy and keeper of ur choice

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I'd like to keep Auba for the GW's to come. Pretty easy fixtures.

            1. reo19uk
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Your only other option then is Grealish or KDB out then either that or stick and just not have 11 players

              1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Grealish to Barnes seems like a good option?

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

          Hendo and Grealish to Schemical and Barnes imo. Schemical can be Pope or Patrico i feel

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Hm not bad, but that's for a hit and I got Soyuncu too. Maybe Grealish to Barnes only?

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

              that works but just remember Hendo has ManUtd soon and cant play vs his parent club. Maybe a good time to take a hit to move him on to field 11 this week. Go with Pope or Patricio then

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Saiss for Lund

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Hm yea, next week I guess that would be the move, cheers

        4. D.Glynn
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Lund out seems the obvious to me.

            1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Gotta get rid of Grealish too:/

        5. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          What to do?? 1FT 0.0itb

          Guaita
          Taa soy Taylor
          Salah mane Traore dendo
          Vardy jimi ings

          Button Cathcart(vs pool) kdb Egan

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

            i'd save, can get 11 out

          2. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Just save

          3. Stormbringer22
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Save. Good rank jump 🙂

          4. JamieC180
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Got to get rid of Aurier, I'd imagine, if he's not nailed anymore.

            Do we reckon a Leicester double-up (Evans and Soyuncu) is too much for their good run?

            1. reo19uk
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Their form has really fallen 2 cleanses in last 12 matches doesn't bode well for that!

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Far too much

            3. Dosh
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Even one Leicester is too much atm. Form is not good. Fixtures are good but they are playing teams battling relegation.

              1. Fit_to_drop
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Out of interest, 5 of those teams battling registration failed to score an away goal in the weekend just gone by. Norwich, Watford, Villa, Bournemouth and Newcastle. Battling relegation is a function of the fact that they cannot score (with regularity anyway). Leicester have a good chance of cleanies against these sides IMO.

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Interesting point. Perreira (C)?

              2. D.Glynn
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  I wouldnt be confident enough for double up.

              3. cescpistols111
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                What would you do with this team? 1FT, 0.1 ITB. Planning FH 31 and WC 32.

                McCarthy McGovern
                Robertson Stevens Lascelles Kabasele Rico
                Salah KDB Alli Grealish Dendoncker
                Vardy Abraham Jimenez

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

                  I wouldn't FH in 31 if you're planning to WC right after . Save your FT

                  1. D.Glynn
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Why not? I was thinking of doing the same

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

                  Hi boys

                  Any tips for next gw?

                  1ft, 0.3itb

                  McCarthy
                  TAA Soy Holgate Boly
                  Salah(c) Mane Dendoncker
                  Vardy DCL Ings

                  Button KdB* Grealish* Lundstrom*

                  1. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Grealish > Traore looks ok - especially since he got a rest last game?

                    Or Lundy > Stephens will give you a better DF going forward (though I'm not convinced you'll get many points from it this GW)

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

                      Thanks, do you recon Traore gets a nod now? A bit concerned he started from the bench back to back matches.

                      1. D.Glynn
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Id prefer keep Grealish

                        • thegaffer82
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          I'm not sure to be honest. Jota coming in and scoring so many goals the last two games has thrown the cats amongst the pigeons for sure.

                          Perhaps wait on that transfer....

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

                    Ryan

                    TAA Robertson Stephens Soyuncu

                    Traore Martial Salah

                    DCL Ings Vardy

                    Subs: Button Fernandez Cantwell KDB

                    Got 2.2 ITB, save FT this week?

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

                      easy save, good planning. Interesting to see a team with no sheff utd def

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

                        Cheers mate

                  3. thegaffer82
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    My team is looking gash this week. I'd prefer not to own (let alone play) Soy (form), Rico & Holgate. I'm dissapointed I've held Vardy through his pi$$ poor form, Kun has been a massive letdown since I got him and this week I only have two playing MFers (+ Donkey). In short, my team is a total mess;

                    ...................Ryan
                    TAA - Soy - Holgate - Rico - Stephens
                    ............Traore - Salah
                    ........Ings - Vardy - Kun*
                    Bench: Donkey - KDB - Grealish
                    1FT & 1.6 ITB

                    I'm kinda feeling a hit this week; I've dropped so far in OR playing safe and taking no hits that I want to change gears a bit now. So should I....

                    A) Kun > Jimi
                    B) Kun & Grealish > Jimi & Fernandes
                    C) Any other suggestion?

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Deffo B.
                      Not enough posts use the word gash so this caught my eye.

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

                    Anyone looking at Reece James? Potential DGW for Chelsea in GW29. Has a cracking cross in him, looks nailed enough, whether as an RB in a back four or as a RWB in a back 3. Only 5.0ma & 0.8% owned.
                    Understand that CS is a rarity for Chelsea at the moment, but good patch of fixtures coming up, maybe the form will follow?

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

                      I am looking at moving some more money to defense, already have Robbo, TAA and Doherty and looking at Pereira/Chilwil/Maguire/James for a 4th spot. I think he is a good pick

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

                        but ultimately his lack of FPL history vs the others means I prob wont go there. I'd love a nailed Alonso back though!

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

                          God, one can hope!

                    2. thegaffer82
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      I like it. I've had my eye on him for a while now, but my team is in such a shambles there's no way I can afford a 'luxury' transfer like that right now.

                      But, if there's nothing else pressing, it's a nice differential.

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

                        Might just do it this week. If Chelsea are clowns, Bournemouth are the whole circus!

                    3. Pukki Party
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      What Chelsea game would be moved to 29?

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

                        2 potentially crap games, tbf.
                        Everton and City.

                        1. Pukki Party
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          ManCity game that is scheduled gw31?

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

                            Probably.
                            Here's the relevant Crellin tweet. Enjoy 🙂
                            https://twitter.com/BenCrellin/status/1231308403995222017?s=20

                            1. Pukki Party
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              Cheers. Thought they couldn't move games before a blank was confirmed, but looks like it has happened before. Still think it's very unlikely.

                    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Guess he's too young to say, "I'm Reece James, bitch!" Shame, he's missing out.

                  5. reo19uk
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    What should I be looking to do this week? Have 1FT and 3m in bank

                    Pope
                    TAA, VVD, Doherty, Soyuncu
                    Salah, Martial, Cantwell
                    Ings, DCL, Jiminez

                    Ramsdale and then Baldock, KDB, Saka on bench none playing this week.

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Ramsdale to Ederson for GW 29 🙂

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

                    Not sure what I want to happen with the FA Cup games next week. I have no wildcard and if Liverpool and Newcastle get beat, I'll have 9 players plus 2-3 transfers if needed.

                    But if they win, I'll only have Pope, C Taylor, Traore, Jimenez.

                    But equally, it wouldn't be worth getting a full team or playing free hit for three fixtures which would likely be:

                    Norwich vs Everton
                    Wolves vs Bournemouth
                    Burnley vs Watford

                    Worst case scenario, I just bring in Doherty and Richarlison and play with 6?

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      I’m definitely navigating 31 with free transfers. Hoping Spurs beat Norwich and Chelsea beat Liverpool.. would have this squad pretty much already to run and can field a full 11 without any hits

                      Pope
                      TAA VVD Doherty Holgate
                      Salah Richarlison Dendoncker
                      Jimenez DCL

                      1. Pras Scott Talent
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Che unlikely to beat Liv though. Can’t see it.

                        But then one could agrue going with the above team ex 3 Liv players may also be ok

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Probably field the youth team in FA Cup again.. their focus will be the league and Champions league. I can easily see Chelsea winning

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

                            I would like Chelsea and WBA to win as I'd be pretty much sorted for BGW31, could FH in DGW34, and BB in DGW37 by which point I'll have bought loads of DGW players.

                            But if it turns out there's only three fixtures in 31, it makes things pretty interesting for everyone. Clearly free-hitters would be at an advantage in terms of getting 3 x Everton, 3 x Wolves, then a few Burnley/Watford plus maybe Pukki… but that could easily be a VERY low free hit score and someone like myself with 5-6 players could score similar if I call my captain right.

                            1. IRBOX ⚽
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              Played your WC? See I’m going to have 10-11 comfortably in blank as long as Everton are playing and regardless of Liverpool. I would then WC 32, BB 34 and FH 37

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

                                Yep, that's the issue. I think I can work around it pretty well this season... but ideally Liverpool and Newcastle will go out of the cup which would make life easier.

                  7. Gunner Boy
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Best Replacement for Lundstram for max 4.5?

                    A- Lascelles
                    B- Saiss
                    C- someone else?

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

                      B or CTaylor seems to have nailed his spot back

                      1. Pep Roulette
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        This

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

                      Saiss

                    3. thegaffer82
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      I like B

                  8. Wirbelwind
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    I've got 10 players this BGW

                    A) Robbertson/kelly -> gomez/boly
                    B) rob/kelly -> gomez/ chilwell

                    Or c) don't risk gomez, play safer on vvd

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

                      seems a bit wasteful moving robbo to to gomez. Can you not get kelly to Saiss, Lascelles, CTaylor?

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

                        Saiss would work, thanks!

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

                          100% do that move

                  9. More Cowbell
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    What's the current defence template?

                    1. reo19uk
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Doesn't really seem to be 1 so much this year. TAA and Soy seem to be in most but other spaces seem really mixed

                    2. thegaffer82
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      TAA + 4 others 😉

                    3. Pukki Party
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Double Liverpool, SHU, Lascelles/Fernandez, Boly/Saiss

                    4. reo19uk
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Think those 3 different answers show no template really atm

                  10. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    What would you do here with 2ft?
                    No easy way to get Jimenez/Ings without selling Vardy or KDB.

                    McC
                    TAA Holgate Fernandez Boly
                    Salah Mane Moura Cantwell
                    Vardy Deeney

                    4.0 Greenwood KDB Lundstram

                    1. Fit_to_drop
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Id offload Moura and Holgate and Deeney fixtures arent hectic.

                        1. Pukki Party
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Thanks

                    2. Pep Roulette
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Anyone considering Pukki?

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Yes.

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Anyone but you! Hahaha.

                          1. Pukki Party
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            No bias

                      2. reo19uk
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Some nice fixtures but him and Norwich just look so bad it has to be a no when so many other options out there

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

                        I was but that performance vs Wolves was meh 😮

                    3. G Banger
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Want to do Button to Pope, could do it this week for a hit, or wait?

                      a) Button => Pope this week (-4)
                      b) Next week for free

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        B

                      2. reo19uk
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Do u have another keeper for this week?

                        1. G Banger
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Sorry meant to say I'd be blanking with Hendo

                          1. reo19uk
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Tough 1 then but I'd probably go with no keeper. Pope not likely to keep a cleanie so you would be losing points on him but also would you use him from next week over hendo? If not then no point getting him at all.

                            1. G Banger
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 5 days ago

                              Rotates well from week 31... probably should reassess nearer then cheers

                    4. reo19uk
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Any advice appreciated. What should I be looking to do this week? Have 1FT and 3m in bank

                      Pope
                      TAA, VVD, Doherty, Soyuncu
                      Salah, Martial, Cantwell
                      Ings, DCL, Jiminez

                      Ramsdale and then Baldock, KDB, Saka on bench none playing this week.

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          If you have 11 playing, Id roll it.

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

                        Thoughts on Lundstram + Grealish to Doherty + Barnes (-4)?

                        1. Fit_to_drop
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            I probably would

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

                            dont hate it. I see Grealish a hold guy though but understand you've got this blank to navigate. Villa are fighting for their lives and he passes the eye test. Even with their fixture i still think he will tick.

                        2. Fit_to_drop
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            How is this lot looking for GW28 and beyond?

                            Guaita, Hendo*
                            TAA, Soy, Stephens, O Connell*, KELLY
                            Salah, KDB, Doucure, Cantwell, GREALISH
                            Jimi, Firmino Auba*

                            Kelly & Grealish to be sold gives me 11. Open to suggestions.

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

                              How much ITB if you have 0.6m Auba and Grealish would get you Vardy and Fernandes? Getting rid of Auba is tough but it's a though?

                              1. Fit_to_drop
                                  3 months, 5 days ago

                                  Nothing in the bank. I think i would be more likely to get rid of Firmino after this week with a view to freeing up funds for Bruno F

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

                              Which Leicester mid is nailed on and likely to score more?

                              A Perez
                              B arnes
                              C Tielemans

                              1. Fit_to_drop
                                  3 months, 5 days ago

                                  C is most nailed but now playing deeper. A scores more but not always a starter and often subbed earlier. B is probably the middle ground and best choice.

                                • Mingo
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 5 days ago

                                  A Chasing
                                  B Consolidation
                                  C Dullard

                                  I'm leaning towards Perez over Barnes, Tielemans isn't far enough forward for my liking. Perez is the riskiest option but his ceiling is so much higher for me. He's capable of braces and hat tricks. Barnes feels like an assits or goal at best.

                                • g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 5 days ago

                                  D Maddison

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

                                Pope (Button)
                                TAA / Robbo/ Stephens / Lascelles / Williams*
                                Salah / Martial / Hayden* (KDB / Grealish)
                                Jimi / DCL (Auba)

                                1.4ITB 2FT

                                Is Boly best option under 5mil?

                                If so Auba & Williams to Vardy & Boly, right? Means I'll start Vardy and Boly over Hayden and Williams. Can even get back Auba next week if I want to

                                Anything better you can think of?

                                Appreciate all comments

                              3. sunzip14
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                2ft and 0.8 itb. Can’t decide on the moves. Any help much appreciated!

                                Ryan
                                Williams, TAA, Lascelles, Sidibe
                                Traore, Salah, Hayden, Martial
                                Ings, Vardy

                                Button, O’Connel, Kdb, Auba

                                1. Fit_to_drop
                                    3 months, 5 days ago

                                    Get rid of Sidibe - they arent keeping cleanies
                                    Ger rid of Hayden - he doesnt always start

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

                                  Anybody know when we will discover wether or not GW29 will be a double gameweek?

                                  1. Fit_to_drop
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      towards end of week

                                    • sunzip14
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      Some say on Friday, if it’s going to happen. No one is certain though!

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

                                      Apparently we should get clarity by the end of the week. If not, I guess we assume it will be a single .

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

                                        As long as it's before the gameweek deadline that's fine. Have 2 free transfers and a GW29 double week will likely dictate what moves I make.

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

                                      Friday - 19:01

                                  2. GranitShocker
                                      3 months, 5 days ago

                                      Anyone for the inclusion of referees in FPL? Could be quite fun and interesting

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

                                        Haha, might as well add None while they're at it xD

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

                                          Mike Dean (c) every time he officiates an Arsenal game.

                                          1. GranitShocker
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                            • GranitShocker
                                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                                Lol Mike Dean in for a hit

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

                                          Hi Peeps
                                          Grealish to :
                                          A) Richarlison
                                          B) H.Barnes

                                          Already own Vardy.

                                          Thanks

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

                                            Have you considered keeping Grealish? If no alternatives to getting 11, I'd go B.

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

                                              Nope, need to get rid to field 11.

                                        3. Cheesyzoot
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Any help much appreciated!

                                            At 44K overall, but a good 40 points behind my ML rival

                                            Team:

                                            Pope
                                            TAA, Robertson, Rico
                                            (S)alah, Martial, Traore, Grealish*
                                            DCL, Greenwood, Auba*

                                            (Button, KDB*, Lundstram*, Kelly)

                                            Only 1 FT - 2.3 ITB - Still have FH, BB + WC

                                            Looking to ship Auba + Grealish in order to field what will still be a weak 11 but who to get?

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

                                              Instead of Auba and Grealish, have you considered reshaping your defence. If it was me I'd want rid of Rico and Lundstram first - neither assured of minutes. I'd be looking at Wolves and Leicester defs to replace.

                                          • Albert_Luque
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            3 months, 5 days ago

                                            Having a hard time deciding on moves for this week so could do with help - A, B or C. All the below are to get a definitely playing 11.

                                            A) Rico to Boly
                                            B) Grealish to Barnes
                                            C) Dendoncker and Stevens to Boly and Barnes for a -4

                                            Cheers!

                                            1. Fit_to_drop
                                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                                Assuming you need a playing 11, C

                                            2. FPL Kakarot
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 5 days ago

                                              Grav check 🙂

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

                                              guys till now i didn't use any chip
                                              and also still have the wildcard

                                              when is the the best time to use all these chips

                                              1. reo19uk
                                                • 8 Years
                                                3 months, 5 days ago

                                                Hard to know atm until after fa cup matches and until matches are rearranged!