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Scout Notes

Van Aanholt delivers again as Palace record another clean sheet

BRIGHTON 0-1 CRYSTAL PALACE

BHACRY scout notes
Palace players celebrate Jordan Ayew’s second-half goal
  • Goals: None | Jordan Ayew (£5.1m)
  • Assists: None | Christian Benteke (£5.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Vicente Guaita (£5.1m) x3, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) x2, Ayew x1

Owners of Crystal Palace defenders were the big winners from Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off at the Amex Stadium.

Despite home side Brighton racking up 24 attempts on goal, the Eagles held firm to bank a second consecutive clean sheet.

As alluded to before kick off, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.5m) was one of the players to watch in a clash largely devoid of Fantasy interest.

The Dutch defender followed up his 15-point haul in Gameweek 27 with a very respectable eight-point score.

Van Aanholt trailed only Vicente Guaita (£5.1m) in the Bonus Points System, as the goalkeeper’s eight saves propelled him to an 11-point score.

Jordan Ayew‘s (£5.1m) second-half strike – the forward’s only shot of the match – was only enough for a single bonus point. Despite an excellent reverse pass to set Ayew up, Christian Benteke (£5.7m) is a long way from FPL consideration.

At the other end of the pitch, Palace defenders are back on the radar. Having gone without a clean sheet for 10 Gameweeks, since a 0-0 stalemate away to Watford in Gameweek 16, assets such as van Aanholt and Guaita may pick up owners ahead of a relatively kind four-game run (which could become three if Liverpool advance to the FA Cup sixth round).

The Eagles are also set for key defensive reinforcements, with Roy Hodgson explaining post-match:

“Now, we’re getting players back from injury. James Tomkins (£5.0m) isn’t that far away, Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) is back in training and available and Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) is back in training and available. We knew we’d have to dig in and fight plenty of battles out there. We had to make certain we got our defending right. We won our challenges, the back four was very solid and we knew the chances would come our way.” – Roy Hodgson

Guaita’s eight saves tell the story of Brighton’s problems in attack, with the Palace stopper not overly tested by any of the Seagulls’ efforts on target.

Neal Maupay (£5.8m) was the guiltiest party in this regard, with the Frenchman racking up half of Brighton’s eight shots on target while never really looking like scoring.

The best of Maupay’s chances came early in the second half when a tangle between substitute Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m) and the heavily-involved Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) saw the striker released behind the Palace back-line.

The ball sat up beautifully but Maupay hammered his volley directly at Guaita’s chest, in a moment that summed up the Seagulls’ struggles in front of goal.

Palace record back-to-back clean sheets as Brighton attack stutters
Maupay finds himself with a big chance but hits it straight at Guaita

Solly March (£4.6m) wasted the home team’s other stand-out opportunity of the tie, firing into the side netting from close range after an excellent crossfield pass from Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) in the 35th minute.

On the defeat, Graham Potter admitted:

“It’s a sore one for us. I thought we, apart from the scorline, did a lot well in the game, had chances, didn’t take them and of course if you don’t… They didn’t do too much to get their goal. We were the better team up to that point. That’s football, you have to put the ball in the net. We created stuff, we tried, had shots, had chances, they didn’t have too much. I feel for the boys. We have to dust oursevles down. There’s enough quality there. We showed enough to say that we can move forward, that’s what we’ve got to do. It’s not a nice feeling when you lose a game. We didnt deserve to lose the game. We just need to focus on the positives, what we’ve done well. You can’t feel sorry for yourself. Sometimes you need a bit of luck – we didn’t get too much of that today. We have to keep working to turn those little margins in our favour. We know every game in this league is tough for us. Today there was a lot of effort and a lot of quality. I liked the performance, how we played. Over the course of the game we were quite good.” – Graham Potter

Owners of Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) endured another blank in Gameweek 28 and may want to avoid the Match of the Day highlights. An injury-time break saw Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) eventually bundle the ball into Zaha’s path.

The winger, who opted to use the outside of his right foot, smashed the post with Mat Ryan (£4.8m) way off his line. The Australian keeper will not have been happy with his attempt to keep out Ayew’s goal, either.

BHACRY scout notes 4
Zaha hits the post with the goal gaping

Hodgson’s assessment of the fiery M23 derby clash was slightly different to Potter’s, with the Palace boss reckoning:

“It was a really good performance from the team, a battling performance. The pitch was heavy but I thought we kept in the game well and got our reward in the end. We should have more than one today and we missed two chances at the end but that is what happens when a team is losing, they send players forward. We had chances at the end, we had consistent moments towards the end of the game.” – Roy Hodgson

The result at the Amex means Brighton are looking nervously over their shoulders at the relegation zone, while Palace could secure safety with several games to spare. On that note, Hodgson added:

“You can never say never, it’s good to get back-to-back wins and we’ve got two important games coming up. If they go well, we can kiss relegation goodbye. We’ve got players coming back from injury so suddenly my squad looks different, whereas earlier in the season we needed all hands in deck.”

Brighton XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Webster, Montoya (Jahanbaksh 77′); Propper, Bissouma (Alzate 81′); March (Murray 65′), Trossard, Mooy; Maupay.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Van Aanholt, Cahill, Dann, Ward; McArthur, Kouyaté, McCarthy (Riedewald HT); Zaha, Benteke (Tosun 86′), Ayew.

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928 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Thanks to Atletico and Watford we can expect LiVARpools usually midrange position in the table in the future, right?

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No. The Champions elect will be back on form next weekend

    2. FirMinaMiMo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Not a single game decides!

  2. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    So, FH or no FH in GW 31 just comes down to the Pool-Chelsea fa cup fixture right? There's no way people are navigating GW31 without Pool and without a FH, or are they?

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No fh, will be gw stupid like this one 🙂

      1. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        There's enough in form attackers in even 3 fixtures to warrant a FH.

        1. Jebiga
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          OK, then use FH 🙂
          It's very simple then

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I have 6 players now for gw 31, and 2 fts, probably will have 9 players whic is decent

      1. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yeah, I kinda wanted to see non-FH teams.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm, no FH whatever the results are. (Unless there is some surprising outcome like Man City/LEI getting knocked out)

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Not whatever the results are then

    4. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pool beating Chelsea would shake things up quite a bit.

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      People on here seem to be a bit short sighted regarding GW31 imho.

      FH in GW31 means not tearing you team apart and leaving it run to GW34, which will have more games, with Free Transfers to put out a decent team in GW34.

      It’s not just about whether GW31 will he high scoring, it’s about how many more points you get compared to to us rivals, both in the GW itself and in the build up and aftermath of the game week.

      I reckon I can get more points over my rivals in GW31 with a FH than they will get over my team in GW34 with their FH, and during GWs 28 to 30 I don’t have to change my team (will slowly change my bench to get in starters in GW34) and can plan from 32 to 34 to bring in a few decent players when I actually know who they will be.

      It’s best not to look at this in isolation 🙂

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      It’s going to be very difficult for Watford attackers and Burnley defenders to both score well in GW31 which may pour cold water on the Sarr/Deeney transfers in

      Pope & Taylor will already be popular

      Many may also have double/treble wolves & Rich/DCL already on board - which would be 6-ish starters (if Norwich don’t shock spurs)

      If Liverpool play the kids, that jumps to 9-ish straight away for many, many teams - can’t see a FH being worthwhile tbh

      FH in a nice DGW looks very tempting from where we’re currently sitting

      FA Cupsets could change things - but they just might get people even closer to a full XI for GW31

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        won’t most have the players that have a double game week anyway? so you would be Free Hitting the same players in that you hold, or at least a similar mixture of players ?

        If Liverpool play in 31 I doubt I would consider a Free Hit

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          We don’t yet know which teams double gameweeks will be when, and how that fits into their fixture commitments etc - although that will hopefully be a bit clearer after midweek

          But even then, the DGW’s are still (almost) months away, planning now for which players are going to be fit, in form, and have attractive DGW match-ups in 6-8 weeks time must be close to impossible

          FH takes away all that uncertainty and allows you 11x hand picked no strings attached DGW’ers getting you as close as possible to the hallowed 22x players in 1 GW

          It’ll all be team dependent though - if you can only get to 2 or 3 starters in GW31 without FT’s, FH becomes attractive, but that’s a tricky situation to say the least

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            We don’t know much about anything really, except GW31 blanks after the FA Cup -which is my point about not breaking up our team for 31 and using a chip for the known.

            If Liverpool/Chelsea, Leicester, Spurs, Man U, Man City, Arsenal all have doubles I think we will pretty much be ‘all cards in’ on their platers well in advance if the double irrespective of form of fixtures, FH or not - heck we have them already

            FH in the doubles will be tinkering and fine tuning with what most have already, so not sure there will be a big upside

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              I don’t think any of Pope, Taylor, Jimmy, Boly, Rich, DCL, Jota etc are really “breaking up” many teams though?

              Many are on board already, and if not on board, all are either in form, in good fixture runs before and after GW31, or both...

              That gives 6-7 starters for GW31 (again assuming Norwich don’t shock spurs) - and if Liverpool kids win you’re almost at a full XI

              Even without Liverpool, I’m not seeing the attraction of a FH in GW31 vs the sheer flexibility in a high upside DGW

              But it’s very team dependent, and squad dependent - some may also be forced into FH31, and FA Cupsets may yet change things

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                I currently have 2 confirmed players in GW31

                I just have Pope out of those and not sure I want to start bringing any of those guys in, in fact I have been quite happy to ignore them so getting them because of a blank is counter intuitive

                If Liverpool have a game then yes, it’s a bigger decision, but I suspect the CL results means Klopp will stick with the kids and Chelsea will go for the game with a full team.

                There really isn’t a ‘single fit’ in FPL, which is why I think Free Hit in gameweek x or WC in gameweek Y is a bit pointless when we don’t know the fixtures.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  1 year, 6 months ago

                  Taylor is a great bench fodder at 4.2 (I don’t say ‘great’ lightly - Burnley literally have the best home cleansheet record in the league - and he is so benchable at that price into he bargain)

                  Richarlison I actually think is possibly the verge of great things - I wanted him regardless of GW31

                  DCL looks a very logical, in form, similar price range replacement for Ings who is now getting injured again & dropping off form wise...

                  Jimmy - speaks for himself... Boly - I put him in a similar bracket to Taylor - can more than do a job when he plays, great fixtures, nailed, cheap, but also attacking great

                  Jota/Traore - fair enough - won’t be for everyone...

                  But that’s at least 6-7 players there who aren’t GW31-myopia driven, who aren’t really “breaking up” any teams, and have positives going for them after GW3.... most can also double as FPL squad players rather than XI lynchpins into the bargain

                  We also have 4 FT’s between now& then - putting that all together - for me - the FH31 makes very little sense

                  DGW FH immediately appeals much, much more to me though, taking all the above into consideration

                  But again, it will be very very team dependent, very squad dependent, and very FA-cup result dependent

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 year, 6 months ago

                    ok let’s dig deeper

                    3 x Wolves .. mmm ... who play two EL games midweek (4 games in 2 weeks) before GW31, if qualification is looking a bit tight then expect Jimi and others to be rested in the PL before the second leg of the EL and leggy by 34

                    2 x Everton who play City, Utd, Leic, Chelsea & Spurs in the next 6 - don’t fancy that but will look at Richa in 34

                    Taylor as a starter who is just one bad game away from Pieters coming back in for him

                    There is no way that I would consider running ‘all’ those players, or even 3 Wolves and 2 Everton through to 31 and beyond.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      1 year, 6 months ago

                      Haven’t dug deep enough yet 😉

                      Wolves are smashing it and have absolutely beautiful fixtures - Jimmy, Jota, Doherty, Boly, even Traore has merits - they had Europa 3 days ago and just scored 3 away to spurs 🙂

                      Rich & DCL are looking pretty close to fixture proof - plus Ings looks to be both injured and going off the boil - one of Jota/DCL looks very advisable at his price 🙂

                      Taylor is 4.2 bench fodder who gets you a start in GW31 for the team with literally the best home cleansheet record in the league - he hasn’t missed a minute in 11 GW’s 🙂

                      We also have 4 FT’s between now& then - putting that all together - for me - the FH31 makes very little sense

                      DGW FH immediately appeals much, much more to me though, taking all the above into consideration

                      But again, it will be very very team dependent, very squad dependent, and very FA-cup result dependent

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        go for it then, you seem to have made your mind up and not open to any other opinions by way of discussion, as usual 😉

                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 11 Years
                        1 year, 6 months ago

                        Once again, it will be very very team dependent, very squad dependent, and very FA-cup result dependent 🙂

                        And again, some teams will be forced into FH31 - which is less than ideal

                        Good luck!

              2. Pakse
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                I agree with this, and would go further that I'm not sure about the GW31 will destroy your team narrative.

                If you already have 5 you could get 9-10 players even if Pool go through whilst keeping the core of your team (TAA/Salah/KDB + one other) intact and keeping 2.5M ITB so upgrade attack again. Liverpool out makes it easier.
                Jimi, DCL, Richarlison, Grealish and Sarr have top10 season stats, comparable to other players in that enabler or 7-8m price point. Plus you need x3 cheaper bench players anyway so why not Taylor, Cathcart, Cantwell etc.

                Who are you losing out on?
                Lei mids with good fixtures, but who are increasingly looking like they peaked earlier in season and have won 1 in last 7. Man City who are cup hounds this year and could be rotated any week, Man Utd - maybe but they have been flaky all season. Arsenal or Chelsea have some good players but are very inconsistent.

                A team like the following is realistic
                Pope
                Boly/Doherty, Taylor, Cathcart/Aurier/Digne (TAA/Pool)
                Alli/Richarlison, x2 of Noble/Grealish/Sarr/Cathcart/Traore (Salah, KDB)
                Jimi, Deeney, Wood/DCL (Auba)
                Then only GW30/32 are the problems, but only Arsenal have a decent fixture for both

                That's if the FA cup ties get no upsets.

          2. Pakse
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            If, and it's a big if (so everything below is conjecture and may be complete rubbish by the end of the week).... the cup games go to plan and top 6 teams get to the semis, GW34 doesn't look as sparking as some may have hoped.
            A lot of the "better" teams you want for the run in (Ars/Lei/Pool/Utd/City) have a high chance of only only get a single fixture for GW34 not a DGW.

            This is because New/MCity, Ars/Lei who are all still in the FAC actually play each other in the EPL GW34 so only x1 of those need to reach the SF to get a blank. As the GW is split into w/end (FAC-SF + EPL and m/week extra games). Those teams would blank w/end bit and have a single game on m/week (unless skilful rearrangements).
            For the SFs if you get City/New or Ars/Lei go through with x2 of MUtd/SUtd/Spurs/Pool/Nor it wipes out 8 teams from GW34 who blanked 31.
            This means we may only get 3-4 teams with a DGW34, and most likely Sheff Utd, Villa, Chelsea, West Ham.

            I don't fancy BB'ing 15 players from those teams for 34, as will have to get rid of season keepers like TAA/Salah and KDB, and run that team GW33-38. And I like getting x2 fixtures for whole 15 in a DGW if possible

            However GW34 looks like a great FH set up for an 11(22) player DGW FH though. 11 players from those 4, and season keepers get stashed in the background rather than sold.

            Virg has good points about the negatives of BB'ing in DGW37, but most likely it will still be the big one.

  3. ZAWAd25
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Vardy to Auba for free no brained?

    1. ZAWAd25
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No brainer**

    2. Adzy
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Done this myself so yes

  4. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Chances of Williams starting today?

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Likely imo

    2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Team news says no.

  5. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I came to join the mourning

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      This is funny GW.
      Hopefully GW 31 would be the same 😀

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Have been away for a month now. Dont even know when to FH and BB. Can someone tell me where to start from?
    Thanks.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Do you have WC?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Yes man. BB WC TC FH all available.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Too many options then. See how your team fits when BGW31 and work from there.

          1. Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Thanks. But who do have a blank in 31 and when will the dgw's be mostly? Can i find them in the previous articles?

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 6 months ago

              Community article has some ideas. FA Cup this week decides BGW31.

              1. Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 6 months ago

                Yes i have checked them. Surely.
                Thanks

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      You will have better idea before next deadline

  7. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hopefully no fresh injuries this week, can finally drop Ryan!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Pope ?
      I'm also thinking about binning McCarthy for him on the road to GW 31.

      Feel disgusted after selling Pope & Robbo on WC for McCarthy VVD tbh ....

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Cant get him unfortunately

        Will be Dubravka. Wont be surprised if Ryan starts saving penalties from now 😆

        Yeah, those who did Pope to Ryan/McCarthy few weeks back have lost too many points.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Ohh
          I forgot about your rules.

  8. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Sarr has reminded himself as an option at the correct time !
    IF Newcastle somehow defeat WBA in fa Cup, i think Grealish sell is on the cards for me.
    IF not, he can come IN for Perez in GW 31.

    Bdw as I've benched 10 points & Saiss yet to come my GWR atm is 6.5m 😀
    Can anyone beat that ??

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Autsubs will be a surprise for me nonetheless !

  9. DF
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I've made poor decisions all season, but managing to leave 16 points on my bench this week is up there with the worst. Pope and Taylor with no real chance of coming on. I had picked the toon game as 0-0 as well then decided they might nick it 1-0 before the deadline so changed the lineup.

    Still - plenty of games left to mess it up even more.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      That is amazing tbh mate.
      Many here are failing to play 11 😀

      1. DF
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Thanks for the smile, buddy. It's the only thing left to do!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Best way to take such nonsense gw's IMO.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I'm surprised you have a bench this week

    3. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Well that is something extraordinary! The only reason I didn't f...it up this week is because I have only 11 players with games...

  10. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Lascelles is my only succes this gameweek but I guess most of us have the same kind of week. I still have 3 players but they could all be benched: Aurier, Doherty and Jiménez.

    Good luck to all with the last two games later today!

  11. Aftermath
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Which one to take out for Sarr?

    Mount or Maddison?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wait.

  12. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Assuming Vardy is fit...

    Sell for Auba or save ft?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Decide after FA Cup

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Wait until 11:29am on Saturday!

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Sold yesterday.

      1. Wally banter
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Good Decision, im just done with that guy... keeping all through his stupid form and now when the fix turns right he is injured again...

  13. Wally banter
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    19 with dcl, jiminez, boly remaining ... a small red arrow of 2k..
    not expecting anything more than 6 points by the way gw is going... and certainly hope bruno blanks...

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      35, maguire and Fernandes to play... whipping great green arrow up to 40k. Firmino captain killed me or who knows where I would have got to

      1. Wally banter
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Great score

    2. Aftermath
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      23 with jota, richarlison,Boly and greenwood to go. Need atleast a haul there

  14. Bojaninho
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Is it over you yet.. ??

    1. Bojaninho
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Is it over yet even?

      Can’t even get that right this gw

  15. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Looking at those fixtures I am really tempted to go triple Wolves for a few weeks (Doherty, Jota and Jiminez). Is it too much?

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      3 is normally too much for me at least. Liverpool have been the only exception - and now I'm thinking to scale that down to only two...

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I had three wolves last week. Was bliss. Not expecting the same this GW but then next three fixturess are nice. I have saiss, boly, jim so easier to drop one if the fixtures don’t work. At the time jota didn’t seem nailed

  16. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    How would Man Utd line up if Rashford and Pogba are fit again?

    1. Wally banter
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Second guy wont feature for utd again i guess

  17. Wally banter
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Save or do anything?

    Pope
    Boly Stevens TAA (stephens, rico)
    Salah Kdb Mane Barnes (Cantwell)
    Ings Jiminez DCl

    3.9 and 1FT, thank you... not making any early moves
    Not getting any clear cut advantage is the worry, team is soo template

    1. Aftermath
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Save

  18. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Hmm, I feel totally knocked out - have the flu or maybe just a cold and thinking about stupid things to do with my team:

    a. Aurier -> Alonso
    b. Robertsen + Cantwell -> Basham + Fernandes

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

    Martin, Cantwell, Hayden, Lascelles
    2 FT, 1,1 million in the bank

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Did u have a Corona?

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I don't think so. I am relatively young and healthy so I wouldn't feel a difference between a normal cold, a flu or the Corona-thing...

        1. DF
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 6 months ago

          If you're writing on here, you haven't got flu. You'd be too busy having the flu.

          1. fc_skrald
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            I have also been able to make coffee - I guess I just have a cold then 🙂

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 6 months ago

            Too true. Influenza ia very different beast from the common cold.

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Who do I say goodbey to, Ings or Vardy?

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Difficult one - have to wait for news from the clubs I guess.

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Rodgers have been adamant Vardy is back vs Villa.

    3. Wally banter
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      how did ings looks since he came on yesterday?

  20. Riverside Red
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    14 pts ( -4) to take off with 2 to go.
    Vardy, Ings, Gomez ..., McCarthy, Stephens, Soy, James, TAA, Salah (c), ...Hayden off the bench...a nightmare week..can anyone beat this

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Many of us are having a Gzw from hell.

      16 points with Bruno, Jimenez and Richa to go.

      All I can hope for is massive hauls from all three but I am fearing the worst.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        GW average is between 16 and 18 points at most levels, so your not massively off the pace. I'm feeling quite optimist with 19 points and the four most owned player in todays matches to come.

        https://www.livefpl.net/local

  21. Party time
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I think with all the scores People are sharing here, it is fair to say that One's own ability, skills & most importantly "luck" plays a huge part in this game.

    I also think we somewhat need a new chip for gameweeks like this

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Team score is 15 ... Hit is (-8) ... My team is crappy

      1. Party time
        1 year, 6 months ago

        I think I am on 17(-4). I haven't bothered checking since halftime of the late game.

        Maybe it is better not to check tbh

        1. FirMinaMiMo
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 6 months ago

          Finally salah has to go out by letting werner ... He looks so lethargic with a badge of 2 season wonder 🙁

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        No it’s not. Just an overall low scoring GW. Was always going to be as there’s less teams playing

    2. Joburger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No more chips please.

      1. Party time
        1 year, 6 months ago

        🙂

      2. Joburger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        It's bad enough trying to work out when to play the 4 chips that we already get.

  22. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Finally, Jordan Henderson is so crucial for his team...

    1. Party time
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Gotta agree with you. Henderson heavily missed last nighg

    2. Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Don't think so, they just getting tired. It's a great team, but not that great to have a season without a loss.

    3. FirMinaMiMo
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 6 months ago

      No no ... That's gomez

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Or maybe it was just a very bad day at the office for LFC and Watford being the deserving the win.

      Liverpool have been on an incredible run. Breaking Arsenal's unbeaten record just was not meant to be.

  23. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Mý 3 worst decisions this season:
    - selling Pope around Xmas time
    - sticking with Vardy
    - TC'ing Mane

    What do I learn from them ? There is a thin line between patience and stuborness. Cheap GK's are best left alone if not injured.
    Luck plays a huge part in this game.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      My worst:

      - Pulisic
      - Pulisic
      - Pulisic

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 6 months ago

        Oh yes, forgot about him. Got him on a wildcard and he stayed way too long..

    2. Party time
      1 year, 6 months ago

      My worst decisions

      1) Activating my fpl team for this season

      2) Spending hours planning to make the team better every gameweek

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      I did the first two and while it is frustrating, I still feel like they were the right decisions at the time. Burnley were in poor defensive form, there was nothing to suggest the upturn that came and the fixtures were awful. The Vardy one is mainly injury based, can’t predict that on the whole.

      The tougher ones to take are where you clearly made a bad call with the available data. They’re the ones that keep me up at night

  24. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Most of us are not hurt very much as the majority have A very low score. Only A few points separating red or green arrows, so few that it’ll be easy to catch up again.

  25. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I have only two until now:
    1. not being able to pick the rigth goalkeeper - I have owned, Heaton, Henderson, Guaita and now on McCarthy (think I have only 6 clean sheets combined from them)
    2. I brought Pogba in just before Christmas...

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Should have been a reply for el polako...

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      See I started season with Pope and should have just let him be.
      As for Pogba you brought him in exactly 1 year too late 😉

  26. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Liverpool's result yesterday might give Klopp cause to play several of the lesser lights against Chelsea .... no point burning out the big stars with the league more or less guaranteed. There's hope yet for a FH-free GW31

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      If LFC do not get knocked out then GW31 will turn this game upside down.

      So many blanks. I am just going to save my FH and use FT's and some hits to get out a reasonable team for GW31.

  27. rohan
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Been really out of the loop for the past few weeks so apologies about this. But what are the guaranteed fixtures for Gw31 again?
    '

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      For now

      Wolves vs BOU

      Burnley vs Watford

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      One of Spurs/West Ham & Norwich/Everton will also go ahead

      Whoever gets knocked out of the Spurs/Norwich game midweek

  28. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Can Rich VC save the GW - hattrick isn’t out of the question?

    Certainly can’t see Traore or Martial saving it - maybe Jimmy can chip in

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Hope so.
      Got Digne, Richarlison, DCL and Jimenez left - not all is lost yet.

    2. Aftermath
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 6 months ago

      Richarlison will haul or atleast that's what I tell myself looking at my team score

  29. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    21 (-4) seems to be a good score, reading other posts on here. Still a red arrow though. Think it will turn green with Fernandes, DCL, Sidibe and Saiss still to play? No Jimenez could obviously hurt.

  30. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Thoughts on Martial?