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Traore owners left with more questions as Doherty and Jota haul again

Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m), Serge Aurier (£5.0m) | Matt Doherty (£6.2m), Diogo Jota (£6.3m), Raul Jimenez (£8.0m)
  • Assists: Dele Alli (£8.3m) x2 | Doherty, Jota
  • Bonus: Jota x3, Doherty x2, Jimenez x1

After successive benchings in the Premier League, Adama Traore (£5.9m) returned to the Wolverhampton Wanderers starting XI on Sunday as Nuno Espirito Santo switched back to a 3-4-3 for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

The winger was his usual bustling self and unsettled the Spurs backline at times but again ended up without an attacking return (his seventh blank in nine Gameweeks), leaving owners of the sixth-most-popular Fantasy Premier League midfielder with plenty to ponder ahead of Gameweek 29.

Security of starts is the obvious concern, with Traore having been the makeweight when Santo revisited a 3-5-2 recently. Should the Wolves boss continue to flip-flop between formations, then anticipating when and how regularly Traore gets a start becomes difficult.

Santo even hinted at the downsides of a 3-4-3 after the game, saying:

The moment we put Leander (Dendoncker) on the pitch, I think we were more balanced and the spaces were not there.

I was not very pleased at half-time because we didn’t start the game well. We gave too much ball to Tottenham. Tottenham have such quality players, we were unbalanced and it’s always very difficult.

Then there are the ongoing fitness problems.

Traore had picked up a calf injury before the winter break but it’s the Spain under-21 international’s shoulder that seems to be the main cause for concern, with the former Middlesbrough man again suffering a dislocation (his third in the space of a few months) on Sunday.

While the joint was swiftly popped back into place and the winger – briefly – stayed on the field, the recurring issue is becoming a cause for concern for his manager and the question of corrective surgery is one that might have to be considered at some point down the line.

Santo said after full-time:

Again, he dislocated [his shoulder]. It happened before. I’m worried about him. He struggles with it, it’s a lot of pain. He’s a strong boy but he suffers, like everybody else.

While Traore’s troubles drag on, the rest of the Wolves side are filling their boots with FPL points.

There was to be no clean sheet for Santo’s troops this weekend, with a run of three successive shut-outs coming to an end just 12 minutes into the clash in north London.

Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) opened the scoring after Dele Alli (£8.3m) had spurned an excellent chance from close range and, after Wolves had equalised, Serge Aurier (£5.0m) reestablished the hosts’ lead with a curling effort just before half-time.

While the likes of Romain Saiss (£4.5m) and Willy Boly (£4.8m) were left with meagre scores as a result of the clean sheet wipe-out, Matt Doherty (£6.2m) underscored the fact that he can compensate for goal concessions with returns at the other end of the pitch.

The Irish wing-back had made one of his trademark diagonal darts from the right flank to level the scores at 1-1, capitalising on Japhet Tanganga‘s (£4.1m) inability to clear Ruben Vinagre‘s (£4.2m) cross and prodding the ball past Paolo Gazzaniga (£4.2m) from six yards.

Doherty then turned provider for Wolves’ second equaliser of the game, galloping into the Spurs box and sending in a cross/shot that Diogo Jota (£6.3m) helped over the line from close range.

It’s now nine attacking returns for the season for the Republic of Ireland international; only Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) has more among FPL defenders.

No player in any position has scored more points than Doherty over the last four Gameweeks, meanwhile.

While chasing points can be a mug’s game in FPL, Doherty’s form is coinciding with some excellent fixtures for his team, and there is every chance of further returns between now and Gameweek 32.

All of Wolves’ next four fixtures are against clubs in the bottom half, while Santo’s side are one of just four clubs who are definitely guaranteed a fixture in Blank Gameweek 31 – although the pool of teams will be bigger by the time the FA Cup fifth round has reached its conclusion this week.

Doherty is not the only Wolves asset worthy of consideration, of course.

Raul Jimenez (£8.0m) scored his 13th league goal of the season on Sunday (as many as he managed in 2018/19), latching onto Jota’s pass and finishing superbly to hand the visitors all three points.

The Mexican, who later fired wide in the dying stages of the game, rose in price again overnight and has the added benefit of being as close to ‘nailed’ as anyone in the Wolves attack, having started all but one of his side’s 28 league fixtures.

Unlike Jimenez, Jota was not someone we could rely on earlier in the campaign, with form, fitness and UEFA Europa League-led rotation all black marks against him.

More than half of his FPL returns this season, indeed, have come in the last two Gameweeks.

The Portugal international is evidently in fine fettle at present, however, and perhaps the most encouraging aspect of this most-recent double-digit haul is that he did it on the left of a 3-4-3, rather than centrally in a 3-5-2.

Jota was superb again at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with one of his trademark take-ons (he attempted eight on Sunday, more than any other player in Gameweek 28) leading to Jimenez’s match-winner.

His tap-ins against Norwich City and now Spurs demonstrated his poacher’s potential, while he also went close with a header from a corner-kick in the second half of Sunday’s encounter.

Minute-management remains a minor issue (he hasn’t completed 90 minutes once since Christmas) with Wolves still competing in the Europa League but, given the form that Jota is in and the race for a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League still in the balance, the hope would be that outright benchings will be few and far between.

As for Spurs, they are not quite as en vogue in the Fantasy community.

A run of fixtures over the next four Gameweeks that includes in-form Burnley, Manchester United and Sheffield United, as well as a possible blank in Gameweek 31, should temper interest.

The Lilywhites at least showed more a bit more attacking threat than they had recently without Son Heung-min (£9.8m) and Harry Kane (£10.8m), with Alli catching the eye in a central role between Bergwijn and Lucas Moura (£7.1m).

The former MK Dons midfielder ought to have scored himself in the run-up to Bergwijn’s goal but at least claimed an assist when Rui Patricio‘s (£5.1m) save fell kindly for the Dutchman.

Alli then drew another stop from the Wolves goalkeeper with a bicycle kick from six yards before planting a header narrowly wide of Patricio’s left-hand post after the interval.

Jose Mourinho thought his side were worthy of a point after the match, saying:

I think it was a very good game with two teams that nobody was happy with the draw. Two teams trying to win it. Of course two teams with different styles. They are what we all know they are, incredibly fast and strong in counter-attack. We are a different team. Obviously, without the strikers we tried different solutions.

I think it worked in the sense that we managed to score goals. We managed to have some opportunities.

We managed to arrive in dangerous positions. I don’t know as I don’t have the data at the moment but I believe we had more possession than them. We had more control than them. I think it’s unfair, the result is totally unfair for us but that’s what it is.

Erik Lamela (£5.7m), who has been playing without training recently, missed out on Sunday as Mourinho said he was “not even ready to go on the bench”.

Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) was also absent with a groin problem, with his manager saying in his post-match presser:

It’s hard to say when he’s going to be back. Is it a big problem? I don’t think it is. But not ready to play today. We have to wait.

Asked about why Eric Dier (£4.8m) had started at centre-half, Mourinho added:

The thinking was simple, the thinking was Davinson and Tanganga are the two fastest central defenders that we have.

Eric is the one who by nature is a midfield player so playing in the middle between those centre-backs is the one who is normally more comfortable to step up, he’s more comfortable with reading the game and passing.

So it was a mixture of giving security but at the same time keeping fast people at the back.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (3-4-3): Gazzaniga; Sanchez, Dier, Tanganga (Ndombele 76′); Aurier (Gedson 82′), Lo Celso, Winks, Davies (Parrott 90′); Moura, Alli, Bergwijn.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Vinagre; Traore (Neto 75′), Jimenez (Podence 90′), Jota (Dendoncker 79′).

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696 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Just so Im clear, whichever teams go through to the next round if the fa cup have no fixture in gw31 correct?

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

      Yes, and their opponents as well

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Aye. Cheers

    2. wasp3000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I logged on to ask the same Q lol. Cheers!

  2. Goonerly
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Bottomed on last page, sorry for RP, but looking for any pieces of advice I can get:

    Feel like I'm on a slippery slope of late in my ML.
    Ever since a botched TC on Mané in the DGW, my two closest rivals have closed the gap and I'm now trailing one of them by 30 points, and the other is gaining on me, only 19 pts away and with a TC Chip to spare.

    What am I doing wrong?

    This is my team:
    Ryan - McCarthy
    TAA - Robbo - Pereira - O'Connell - Lascelles
    Salah - KdB - Martial - Perez - Cantwell
    Vardy - Ings - Greenwood
    Got 1 FT and 0.3 ITB.

    Feel like ripping the whole team apart, nothing is working out for me lately..

    1. PocketZola
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Vardy out?

    2. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Ryan has to go...

    3. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Ryan out

    4. MOTHRA
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Ryan has to go.
      I just did Martial to Fernandez
      Maybe worth dropping Robbo and upgrade Greenwood to DCL
      I’m also gonna lose Vardy next GW.

    5. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Nothing really wrong, it's just misfortune with your plans, chasing points doesn't also work either. If your squad still looks ok on paper and you've got some patience then it can turn around. Vardy out and a haul from him...

  3. One Wheels Enough
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    2 ft's don't really want to bin one, any ideas, or is it simply doing firmino (home to bou) to Aub?

    Hendo
    Taa doh bert
    salah fleck zaha kdb
    jimi ings firm
    McA barnes tang fern

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Not keen on Zaha to be honest. I'd rather have Jota or Sarr, so I'd definitely use a FT on that.

      Firm > Auba is a tough one. Could be damned if you do, damned if you don't.

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Cheers

        1. One Wheels Enough
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Had zaha for 3 weeks (for son) and has got me 9 points, have 3mil itb so pretty flexible

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Zaha to Pepe sounds fun

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        🙂

  4. bigdip
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Keep Current Team or WC?

    Ryan,Button,
    TAA Gomez Lundy, Targett, Kelly,
    Mane Barnes Grealish Fleck
    Auba Ings DCL
    (0 FT, 6.2mn ITB)

    WC Team
    Pope Dubravka
    XX Dohery Soyuncu Van-annholt Taylor
    XX XX XX Sarr Bergwin
    XX Jimenez Jota

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      It's not that bad. I'd save your wc if you've held it this long. Doubles and blanks are coming soon.

    2. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Keep ffs

      1. bigdip
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        lol okay

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    ryan to pope or bubravka ?

    thanks

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Not really a fan a keeper transfers... but in Ryan's case, Pope might be a good shout.

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

      Pope

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      thanks all

  6. Marty McFly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Rico > Doherty?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      In a heartbeat

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      No more fires to put out? For free that looks a lovely move.

      1. Marty McFly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        It would give me:

        Pope
        TAA - Doherty - Stephens
        Salah - Mane - KDB - Barnes
        Jimmy - DCL - Ings

        McGovern, Lundstram, Webster, Dendo

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I did Dunk to Doherty yesterday

  7. thegaffer82
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    6 red arrows on the bounce for me (180k > 430k) 🙁
    Any help would be much appreciated. I've got all chips intact to help navigate the bgw's and dgw's ahead. So which move looks best to you?

    A) Traore > Sarr
    B) Traore > Jota
    C) Vardy > Auba
    D) A/B & C (-4)
    E) Traore & Holgate > Doherty & Sarr (-4)

    ..............Ryan
    ....TAA - Soy - Stephens
    Traore - Bruno - Mo - KDB
    ..Vardy - Ings - Jimi
    Bench: Donkey - Holgate - Rico
    3.5mil ITB -- 1 FT

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B is impossible.

    2. DAZZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Damn bro. Harsh rank drops there. Unlucky.

      With the potential DGW in 29, his form, fixtures all considered, Vardy > Auba looks a great move for your team. He will be highly captained this week. I'd give Traore one more game personally ( I am)

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      How does Traore to Jota work?

    4. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yeah. I'm stuck in last year (when Jota was a mid if I remember rightly)

  8. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Would DC-L to Jimenez be an upgrade?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      More sideways I'd say.

  9. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Alonso an option now? His points tally compared to minutes played is ridiculous.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I prefer Doherty over him tbh.

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

    With 1 free transfer and 1.5 m in bank what move would you make? Think have to ignore any DGW as too disruptive to team other than possibly Mooy to Saka.
    Thanks

    A Iheanacho to 1)Jota or 2) DCL and play over Stephens
    B Mooy to Sarr and play over Stephens
    C Boly to Doherty
    D Any other option you would consider? Don’t mind taking-4

    Henderson
    TAA Boly Stevens Stephens
    Salah Mané Barnes KDB
    Jiménez Ings

    Pope Iheanacho Fernández Mooy

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

      Iheanacho got to go mate. Iheanacho > DCL looks good, and then bring him in for Stephens.

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

        Thanks for that

  11. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Seriously considering VVD > Doherty and perhaps Bertrand > Gomez for free? Is it sideways?

  12. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    If we don't get DGW29, when would the DGW be likely to happen?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Depends on City in CL and FA Cup. TGW37 😯

  13. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Looks like..

    What we are waiting for is DGW announcement..
    What we will actually get is Game postponements due to coronairus

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      This is looking highly likely the way things are going.

  14. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A Portsmouth shock tonight would go down well 🙂

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      As a Southampton fan, it will be mixed emotions.

  15. Monkey Hanger
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Is this the first year ever that a complete round of the FA Cup is played midweek?

    Regardless four televised last 16 games from Monday through to Thursday is certainly something to look forward to. Can not wait. 🙂

  16. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Hi guys,

    1 FT, 1.8 ITB. Will try to get DCL in over the next couple of weeks I guess and Traore and Williams need to do...

    McCarthy
    VVD, TAA, O'Connell
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes
    Aubameyang, Jimenez, Ings

    (Button, Lascelles, Traore*, Williams*)

    A) Williams -> C.Taylor
    B) Traore -> Sarr
    C) McCarthy -> Pope
    D) Save FT (already have a strong 11 for this week)

    Cheers.

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      D, strong 11

  17. wasp3000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    3rd red arrow on the bounce and a rank drop from 65k to 114k overall.

    Really want to WC as have a few issues but think i can field an ok team this week.

    Thoughts on a FT (1.2m ITB)

    Guaita McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Soyuncu Periera Rico
    Salah KDB Grealish Traore Noble
    Vardy Ings Martinelli

  18. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Wow this is a killer of an ff season, always made some bad decisions, but dony think I've ever had this much bad luck.

    Anyway...

    Vardy and Jimenez to jota and aubameyang for a hit would be crazy right? Unless vardy declared out.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      If there is dgw 29, it wouldn't be crazy.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I wanted to move Jimenez to Jota last week to facilitate a second move for Grealish to Fernandez.

      Both for Free.

      Posters talked me out of it.

      So sorry I didn't follow my own feeling.

      That move you are planning will allow you hold Wolves value and get Auba for Vardy. Green light special.

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Vardy Ings And Jimenez my front three which is template AF. Just about every Tom D*ck and Harry have these three.

    I am at 97k chasing top 10k.

    Also, Ings and Vardy are carrying injuries so no guarantee they will start GW29. Jimenez is not the most explosive player but consistent.

    If you were chasing would you Vardy and Ings out -8 or gun to the head all three out -12 bang.

    1. XABI 15
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      defo keep Jimenez, you can bin the other 2

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        I am slightly worried about Ings without Redmond. Ings to Jota might be possibility for thosen who can do it (I am stuck with Dendonks and transferred Doherty in). Yet, keeping Ings for at least one week is no brainer.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Exactly what I am thinking but may still do all three 😀

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Problem is that their fixtures are so nice. I'm tempted to stick with them and hope others abandon the points.

      Assuming the points come...

    3. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Just hold all three. Brave captain choices get you inside the top 10k with a good chip strategy and one or two differentials.

      I was 240k 8 weeks ago and have hit a nice little run of greens to move to 30k.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Grays Sports Almanac?

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Got rid of Vardy long time ago, and next on the chop is Ings. Both horrible form

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

    People from Manchester,i am planning to travel there on weekend for the derby match.Is it safe with the coronairus?Heard some bad things in London.

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      We're fine.

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Always in danger of piking up something nasty in Manchester :). But seriously you are as much if not more at risk in London, than Manchester.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Jokes aside, Manchester is far lower risk than London simply because we don't have an underground system. Trams are far less packed and you just don't get that close-proximity squeezing together with lots of other people that you get in London here.

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      It's not a zombie apocalypse - you'll be fine. Nice city as well (if you avoid the shite parts).

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Not the zombie apocalypse? Have you been to Manchester?

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

      what bad things have you heard?

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I turned out ok 🙂

      London on the other hand...

  21. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Are people who still have Vardy giving him one more chance or is the end of the line now?

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      If I still had him I would hold

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yep. Sticking. Painful.

      1. Goonerly
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Still sticking and still regretting not getting rid months ago..

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          That's me... The time to sell Vardy was at Christmas

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      If you have waited this far, you should probably stick unless there is a dgw and you get Auba in.

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Cheers all

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Got rid a long time ago. Best decision ever.

  22. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Christ traore is built... Resembles a 100m sprinter

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      He is like a tank

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Even with his shirt on looks more like a RL player than a footballer.

  23. Goonerly
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Greenwood + Martial --> Jota & Sarr a good move?
    Or a bit too "chasing last weeks points" move?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Sarr is chasing last week, Jota may still have some goals in him though

      1. Mahjongking
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Totally agree. Jus go for jota

        1. Goonerly
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Wouldn't be able to get Jota for Greenwood without downgrading another player..
          How about Ings --> Jota?

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        I actually think it's the other way around, Sarr has some hauls in him yet. Also whilst not mentioned I'd assume Martial to Sarr funds the other transfer, no guarantee that the guy just has 2m lying around to do Greenwood to jota

        1. Goonerly
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          You're a smart walrus

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Sarrs stats/performances since Pearson took over have been immense - it was the weeks he was out injured that they reverted to being sh*te.

  24. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I have not had a chance to see a Man Utd game with Bruno in yet. Would you say he is over-performing at the moment? Is taking a hit to bring him in potentially this week a no-no given the tough fixtures or is he pretty much fixture proof?

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      He hasn't played anyone decent yet, but he doesn't look to pass much, which makes him a decent FPL asset. I wouldn't get him in for a hit this week.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Thanks Jarvish, how was your GW?

        1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Shite 😀

      2. BNMC
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Hey, Everton away is a reasonably tough fixture. And we have seen Man Utd perform well against the big teams this season so far.

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      He's had 24 points in 2 weeks so yes he's going to regress, if money were no issue you'd most likely get away with waiting until GW32 but by then he'll probably cost something like 8.6

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        That's my worries. Good run of fixtures then though.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I havent seen him play but from a stat wise, he has 4 attacking returns where his xGI is 2. Can argue he is over performing and it isnt sustainable.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        After you mentioned earlier today, I checked and you are indeed correct hence why I am second guessing bringing him in. I remember people saying that Tammy was over performing at the beginning of the season but he kept it up until he got injured so don't know... :/

        1. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          To be fair he was clearly over performing, he got 7 goals in 3 games! That’s over half his PL total in fact

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I wouldn't take a hit to get him in this week. He is good, but City will hold the ball a lot, and I am uncertain about his speed in fast counter attacks. On the other hand he has also set piece threat.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      No manc fan here...

      But...

      Bruno does not look like he is overperforming at all. Plays a simple game, like it should be. No showing off.

      Vision, very accurate shot, astute passer and very good movement. Also works hard, always out their to give more than 100% unlike those of your Martial's and Pogba's. Bit on the lightweight side though.

      Overall a very good signing for UTD.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Would you bring him in for a hit though given that he faces City that same week?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Who are you taking out?

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Maddison + Traore → Bruno + Saka/Doucure for example

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Traore is a massive risk at the moment. Maddison blanking left right and centre.

              Do you have to start Traore if you keep him?

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                Well, it would be Traore, C.Taylor (v TOT), or Cantwell... so yeah most likely

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  If you are going to start Bruno and Traore's replacement then I would not be against it.

                  Bruno hauls, your rank goes YAY 🙂

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Overperforming points-wise in FPL. He's got 24 points in 2 weeks and no way he keeps that up. Was lucky to score against Everton because Pickford is rubbish but he's up against Ederson next.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          What, Citeh defence? Anyone capable of scoring against them.

          Bruno on corners, free kicks, set pieces and penalties.

          Points magnet.

          1. The Bad Seed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            City backline is bad against counter attackers.
            Bruno seems to be good when ManU have the possession.

            Not sure city as a whole are bad against slow pressers (united).

            And not sure Bruno is a solid FPL asset with less possession playing deep against a very high backline. Bruno is not renowned for speed.

            That's why City is "tricky"

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              So do you suggest to hold onto that transfer until after the City game?

              1. The Bad Seed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                that's what im doing.

                But im in a different ship; i just WC and have 5 functioning mids with Mane and Salah in who are up against BOU.

                Would be senseless to drop one of them for Bernandez now.

                Not sure how your team looks....

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Yeah, good place to be in if you have 5 good options. Cheers mate

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Ole will probably go 5 at the back vs City.

              Hit them on the counter. Speed is not the be all and end all with the qualities Bruno posesses as a footballer. His movement makes up for speed.

              1. The Bad Seed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                not saying he does not. he is a fantastic player.

                But a game like that does not encourage "taking hits" like STORMBRINGER22 was referring to.

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 7 months ago

                  Hits either work out and -4 the end of the world compared to having a player with a popped shoulder on your bench and Maddi becoming blank man.

                  Bruno plus playble replacement is worth the risk IMO.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 2 Years
                    1 year, 7 months ago

                    *not the end of the world*

                    1. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 year, 7 months ago

                      Thanks boys! Appreciate the comments 🙂

    6. The Bad Seed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      just saw your team.

      I would not take a hit for him. If Vardy plays, I think Maddy has some points in him up until 31.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Cheers mate 🙂

  25. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Who would you bench?

    1) DCL
    2) Ings
    3) Soy

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Soy without even looking at the fixtures.

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yeah, Soy needs to go. I have him and planned to keep but Soy → Doherty is very much on the cards atm

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        With Ndidi back and fixture change for Lei, I expect them to improve. (RMT-tool told to play Soy over Ings with big margin...)

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          But yea, thx. I did Dunk to Doherty and Soy is first on my bench.

  26. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Pope
    Vvd aurier soy
    Salah kdb perez fernandes
    Jimmy auba(C) ings

    Subs: button, cantwell, lund, dunk

    Gtg?

    Did firmy to auba for 1ft though

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Good move, looks good

  27. BNMC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    It's going to be very hard to captain anyone other than Salah this week...

    1. Agger
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Aubameyang and a Wolves forward look good

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Plenty said that last week (based on previous performance against Watford) too though.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Depends if there is a DGW

      Auba or KDB then

  28. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Which one do you bench here?

    1) Boly (BHA h)
    2) Stevens (NOR h) - Could double up with Hendo or spread the risk with McCarthy
    3) Barnes (AVL h)
    4) Soyuncu (AVL h)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Soy - Villa can't defend, but they do nearly always score too.

  29. BNMC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I think I have convinced myself that Deeney is a better FPL asset than Jota.

    Lord help me.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      FPL self-isolation required

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      what's your reasoning

      1. BNMC
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Don't worry, I'm not clicking any buttons until Saturday morning.

        I'm just contemplating going for some much lower owned and less popular players. My rank has been fluctuating nonstop and I may need to do something different.

  30. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I'm abit lost at the moment...original plan was to change keeper. But i dont feel overly confident with the rest of this set up now...any suggestions greatly appreciated

    Foster
    Taa gomez saiss
    Bruno Salah Grealish Richarlo
    Ings Auba Jimi
    Subs...mcgovern-stevens-dendo-rico
    1Ft £2.8 itb

    1. FPL_BUCCANEER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I like your team. Either foster to pope or maybe change grealish. Rest is good.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Looks good to me