Scout Notes

Mané outshines colleagues as defensive issues continue to plague Liverpool

Liverpool 2-1 Bournemouth

  • Goals: Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Sadio Mané (£12.4m)| Callum Wilson (£7.4m)
  • Assists: Mané, Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) | Jefferson Lerma (£4.8m)
  • Bonus Points: Mané x3, Salah x2, van Dijk x1

Normal service was resumed on Merseyside as Liverpool edged ever closer to the Premier League title with a tighter-than-it-should-have-been win over Bournemouth.

After defeats in the league, the FA Cup and Europe, Jurgen Klopp’s side had lost their unbeatable swagger, and a spirited first-half performance from the Cherries prompted a sense of unease around Anfield on more than one occasion.

The home crowd reached peak nervousness early on when Callum Wilson (£7.4m) opened the scoring for the visitors, from a Jefferson Lerma (£4.8m) assist, although the goal had more than a whiff of controversy about it.

For those of a particularly anti-Reds bent, the term ‘LiVARpool’ has been trotted out every time they’ve felt the powers that be at Stockley Park have favoured the league leaders this season, but there was no such generosity on offer with the Wilson strike.

The Bournemouth striker seemed to have given Joe Gomez (£5.3m) a decent shove in the back in the build-up to the goal, but VAR decided not to overturn referee Paul Tierney’s decision to wave play on and the goal stood.

The Cherries came close to doubling the lead when a Nathan Aké (£4.8m) header from a corner forced Adrian (£4.0m) into a save that was effective, if unconvincing.

But when Jack Simpson (£4.0m) came on for Steve Cook (£5.0m), who looked to have suffered a hamstring injury, things started to unravel for Eddie Howe’s men.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) had already made a smart save from Roberto Firmino (£9.6m) before Simpson gifted Sadio Mané (£12.4m) the ball in the final third. The midfielder’s pass to Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) was a poor one, but the Egyptian kept his composure and found the bottom corner with a canny strike.

Some 111,721 Fantasy managers had sold Salah heading into Gameweek 29, while a much more modest 15,689 had offloaded Mané. That the pair punished that lack of faith was not exactly a big surprise, and Mané wasn’t finished either.

The Senegal international’s ownership had peaked at three million-plus before a Gameweek 24 injury meant he missed two league matches, and he is now in just over half that number of teams.

Those who have stuck by him were rewarded with a third goal in four matches since his return in Gameweek 26, and it was an alarmingly simple strike at that.

Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) won possession on the halfway line, his pass forward split open the Bournemouth defence and Mané steered the ball past Ramsdale with the minimum amount of fuss.

On the balance of play, it was harsh on Bournemouth. They looked dangerous on the break throughout the first half as a Liverpool defence missing both Alisson (£6.2m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m), who Klopp described as “something between rested and injured”, struggled for solidity.

The Liverpool boss added that his left-back should be fine for Wednesday’s Champions League game with Atletico Madrid, but that will be cold comfort for his 20.6% ownership in FPL, even if the Reds did fail to keep a clean sheet for the third straight Gameweek to offset the pain of his absence.

With Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) also blanking, it was left to van Dijk to deliver a decent return among the back four, with a single bonus point award helping him to a fourth six-point tally from his last six starts.

After the break, Liverpool slowly took control of the match and Mané was unfortunate not to score again when his superb first-time shot hit the post.

Firmino, meanwhile, failed to end his current barren streak in front of goal when he blazed over inside the area having been set up by Salah. The Brazilian has not found the net for six Gameweeks now and, incredibly, hasn’t scored at home all season.

At the other end, Ryan Fraser‘s (£6.8m) even longer search for a goal – he hasn’t scored in the league since Gameweek 5 – came tantalisingly close to ending, only for his effort to be hooked off the line by James Milner (£5.3m) with Adrian beaten.

The stats – Liverpool had 14 attempts, with six on target, to Bournemouth’s six and three – suggested an equaliser would have flattered the Cherries, and Liverpool were good enough, just about, for their win.

But even if they are far from the all-conquering force of the pre-winter break, their immediate schedule remains attractive and, crucially, includes a Gameweek 31 fixture.

As a result, holding onto their key assets, or bringing them in on a Blank Gameweek 31 Free Hit, looks decidedly sensible business, especially if Mané and Salah continue their recent form.

Klopp’s later verdict on the injury issues surrounding Robertson and Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) is another positive for Fantasy managers.

“Robbo should not be a problem; he only missed today pretty much. He finished the session yesterday and afterwards felt something, but it was then nothing in the end. Hendo was out, I don’t know exactly in this moment, but I think he will train tomorrow. If that looks good, I have to make a decision.” – Jurgen Klopp

The case for Bournemouth purchases is not nearly so clear-cut.

They too have a Blank Gameweek 31 fixture, but that’s away at Wolves, and they have a brutal four-match run to come not long after that.

Howe accented the positive in his post-match analysis.

“”We gave it a go. We started really well and looked a threat on the counter-attack.” – Eddie Howe

But his side have neither form nor fixtures to recommend Fantasy investment.

The manager also provided injury updates on both Cook and Philip Billing (£5.0m), who played the final few minutes as a virtual passenger following a knock.

“I don’t know with Steve Cook, it does look like a hamstring pull that will rule him out for a number of weeks. Philip took a whack to his back, I hope that’s just a knock rather than being anything more sinister.” – Eddie Howe

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Milner, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Lallana 84′); Firmino (Origi 90+2′), Mané, Salah.

Bournemouth XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; Smith, S Cook (Simpson 19′), Aké, Stacey; Lerma (Gosling 80′), L Cook, Billing, Fraser, Stanislas (Solanke 68′); C Wilson.

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1,062 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    First time watching UFC event live on TV 😀

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You can survive till end 😉

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        KO incoming ...
        Romero guy looks awesome

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Romero is like the Terminator.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Good to know that

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      More like game of Chess atm ...
      Romero looks good though. A good left hand punch 😮

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Another onee

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully many more to come as long as you keep watching the top dogs fight & not some semi average fighters 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Ha ha
        I know nothing about this...
        😀

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          It doesn't take time to adjust to a new sport. Just keep following the ufc on social media etc & try to have a fav fighter who gets knocked out way too often 😆

          Masvidal for me 🙂

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Nice 😀

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Khabib v Ferguson will be one of the biggest in a long, long time - put it in the diary!

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VPDg25RWyO0

      Fingers they both make it this time

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks.
        Hopefully someone mentions it here.

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Khabib should win that fight.

        Masvidal vs Usman is what I am waiting for. Hope they fix a date

    5. art2gee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I honestly didn't find the Liverpool-Bournemouth game THAT violent. But I accept the opening goal was a bit UFC.

  2. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Sad to hear that Ronaldinho was arrested yesterday, hopefully the claims are false!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Read he's bankrupt currently due to larger than life living style.
      Not a good thing

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If true, this will probably end his modelling career

    3. Jullepuu
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I read something about him trying to go to another country with a fake passport

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          FFS 😀

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          😀

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah, not sure what was the need to do that.

        1. Jullepuu
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Well he didn't have a proper passport and wanted to travel

          1. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            a minor teething issue

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      The most stupid aspect of it is that he didn't need a fake passport in the first place. Mind boggling why he'd risk it.
      https://twitter.com/ZachLowy/status/1235395780778704896?s=20

    5. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I think it is all staged. Maybe to attract the media's attention worldwide. I think he actually wanted this otherwise he won't have tried the "superbad movie" identity move on the paraguayan authorities

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        If that's it, it's worked haha.
        Did you see the Paraguayan police officers taking group pics and selfies with him ? Class . XD

    1. Jullepuu
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ruthless

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Winners mentality. Not his fault someone else had wobbly feet.

    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Lol

      Sorry for leaving earlier discussion just like that. Had an important thing to attend to

      Still, not too sure about FHing bgw31.

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Got 2 free transfers and 8 players for 31 already (but that includes rico and traore)

    Would u look to sell them?

    1. Jullepuu
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rico is a waste of space but Traore has a chance of doing something. Sell Rico and maybe sell Traore depending on your team

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah good point. Could be worse than traore being the 11th player that week

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Getting WOL/BUR defender for Rico is worth a shot.

      No standout option for Traore, stick with him.

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If no FH GW31,i would keep them both.

      I have 5 +Rico and Traore,will get 2 more with FTs

  4. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Mahrez, Foden and Alonso tonight. All below 10%.
    Could make or break the GW.

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Go Mahrez go!

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Who do you have tonight?

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Just city boys - kdb n mahrez

      2. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Peppa?

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Agreed. Have zero player today, going to be long "Super Sunday"

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Mount in my team first time this season. Here is hoping for a Mountilicious Mega haul 🙂

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Something is better than nothing 😉

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Absolutely

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice
      Bruno & KDB © for me.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I have Mahrez and Jesus and Alonso.

      Think Jesus is at just over 3% 🙂

    5. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Giroud and Alonso(c)
      The stuff of dreams.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A yellow card for Alonso is all I see there tbh

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          😯

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            & ofcourse no cleansheet

            1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              You've put me right off my cornflakes.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Lol. Hopefully the other way around & a mega Alonso haul 🙂

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            😉

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Alonso(c) is very evil.

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          When Alonso starts and plays 90 mins
          4, 5, 14, 11, 8, 16. (this season).

          Guy's a freak.

    6. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Don’t tell me you stuck Ayew on the bench 🙂

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep haha. Ah well. Hope he hauls in the BGw

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Thinking City will finish the season decently and looking at this midfield from 33 🙂

    Mo Mane KdB Bruno Mahrez

    Could of course keep Sarr and go TAA Doherty Alonso 🙂

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I think David Silva will start all home games, looking at him.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Dilva could feature a fair bit I suppose and quite a lot depends on CL I guess. But on balance think I’d be prepared to chance Mahrez missing here and there.

        But United too of course have great fixtures and I might do that double up instead. Martial is ever so consistent in FPL.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm probably going with that back three from next week.

      Are Chelsea likely to get a double in GW34? (I'm not too clued up the whole DGW situation).

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        They’d need to lose in the cup to double in 34

        That back 3 looks tasty but slightly reluctant to ditch the value 4.2s in Taylor and Lascelles as rotating starters.

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Will get Grealish for first time,a lot of doubles

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      KDB yet another confirmed blank in 34.

      Could be a bumpy ride for those hanging onto KDB now.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        We haven’t all burnt FH on Auba 🙂

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I still have another shot at Auba(c). So 4x Arsenal, 4x City and Alonso warming up too.

          Of course Mahrez and Jesus may not play both but these are the type of players you want on FH, especially when it comes to their ownership.

          Alsonso warming up up too.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        And every blank is a double of course later

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 27 days ago

          The one in GW37?

          Saving my BB for that GW.

    5. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Foden might be the guy to get if mci beat real again

  6. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Currently have 6 players that play the BGW.

    (1 FT) Ryan Button (0 ITB)
    Robertson* Egan Soyuncu
    Mane* Salah* Perez Maddison
    Aubameyang Ings Jimenez*
    Saiss* Lascelles Doncker*

    Should I take a (-8) over the next 2 GW's to field 10 players or should I activate the FH?

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Keep FH since your double liv mid combo is golden in bgw31. Maybe 7-9 players are enough

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I only have 5 playing in GW31 and will be bringing in DGW players building up to 34/37 rather than taking hits to bring in Watford/Burnley/Spurs players just to field a team for a single GW.

      It just makes sense to use FH that week.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      For what it's worth, if I were you, I'd use FH and do these transfers instead leading up to GW32.

      Robbo to Alonso
      Maddison/Perez to Fernandes
      Ings to DCL

  7. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    My fpl story about Auba and Kun

    WCed in gw25. Bought auba (bur) and kun (tot). Both blanked.

    Gw26 - rage sold auba n grealish for jimi and mahrez (WHU - many people expected a drubbing) for a hit. Of course, jimi blanked and mahrez didn't play, while auba got 8 points. Captained Kun, and he blanked again.

    Gw27 - auba haunted me again, this time with 13 points. Kun not just blanked again, but missed a penalty and got 0.

    Bgw28 - sold kun for vardy. Vardt didn't play and got 0.

    Dgw29 - sold vardy for auba. Took a hit to add saka.

    Knowing my luck with these guys, wouldn't be surprised if auba blank again while kun and vardy get a haul.

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Luck?
      This needs to be taken as a lesson in patience!

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep. Patience is virtue in fpl, but some of my gambles just didnt pay off.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      That is rough.

      I played my FH for 29 Auba(c) but he has one more game to go so not all hope is lost here.

      Aguero is just to expensive to be frank.

      Luckily I did not go ahead with my -12 hit which involved Auba to Vardy.

      Now I get Vardy back after my FH and who knows, could work in my favour in GW30.

      If Vardy blanks again on Monday though then he will be shipped out.

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yep hoping for some luck with aiba this time.

        Kun is expensive yes given his 'unnailedness' but in previous years it was easier to predict his haul. So his price tag can always be argued, but somehow imo pretty justifiable.

        Vardy is an enigma nowadays - perhaps finally showing age and fatigue for his playing style? I would be really careful getting him again. Yep probably sell if he blanks again.

  8. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA VVD DOHERTY Soy Egan
    SALAH Kdb Perez Bruno Fleck
    JIMENEZ Ings Dcl

    Probably roll the FT this week and take a hit with 3 transfers before 31.
    Soyuncu, Perez and Ings would very likely be the exit route for me to get 8 players. Which three players should I bring in? Do u think i should do a -8 to reach 9 players?

    FH is available but probably for the DGW.

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Boly, McNeil, Wood

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ditch Ings now imo

      2 options. One is Wood - he has beastly record against bottom 10 and has plenty of nice fixtures in horizon. He’s not a 31 bunny.

      The other is more of an enabler down the line in Ayew. He’s the best value attacker in the game. 50 points in the last 11 isn’t too shabby. Palace do tend to score at Anfield too. I’d easily have Ayew over Fleck as 8th attacker.

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A. Wood and Alli
    Or
    B. Jimenez and Bergwjin

    Got Jota if it matters.

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B. Just. Mainly coz jimi is the most reliable there

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers

  10. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    is it time to say bye to Ings?

    Ings > ???

    Have 7.7 to spend on a FWD.

    or I can just save and have 2FT for BGW31?

    thoughts pls?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Think I'll do it next week.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        who too?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Jim or Wood

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            This or ayew

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Chris Wood?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yup him.

    2. BNMC
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Do you have Jimenez already? If so, there are a few other options that play in BGW31 that I like: Jota, Deeny, and Wood come to mind.

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        yep got Jota and Jimenez already 🙂

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      But I will roll one this week and have two for the blank.

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Jordan Ayew/Wolves forward.

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ings to DCL if you don't have him.

    6. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      thanks for the replies.

      I'll hold and have 2 for the blank game week i think.

      Might take a punt on Woods.

  11. kamdaraji
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    59 points this week with KDB, DCL, Saka and Auba(c) to go and a 100k rise to about 290k albeit with an 8 point hit by far my highest ever rank so far. Still got my WC,BB and FH up my sleeve. Things are starting to look much better

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Good for you!

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice one. I've had a really poor last couple of weeks and gone down from 68k to 219k.

      I also took a -8 this week but doesn't look like paying off, ha.

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        yeah took a -8 and did Digne, Ings and Maddison to Femenia, Saka and Auba and captained Auba so not paying off either so far

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice one, any reason you didn’t wild card this week to avoid the hits ?

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        save for DGW

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          BB & FH in a DGW too? Not sure how many DGWs we will have, but a nice dilemma to have. Good luck and you are well set indeed however you play your chips

          1. kamdaraji
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            cheers. yeah, want to use the chips to maximise points for the DGW's. Don't think I'll FH in GW31 as aleady have 3 Pool and Wolves and another player that plays in that week and 2 FT to take that up to 9 players

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Well done

      Think that’s around what my score would have been had I simply played my side from last week 🙁

      Ryan out
      Lascelles benched
      C switched from Mane to Mo

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice
      I've benched 20 points this GW already with Grealish on it to go 😮

      1. kamdaraji
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        who did u bench?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          McCarthy Lascells Stephens Grealish

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            not so bad, 5 points on the keeper and but you would never have played Lascelles over your double Liverpool

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Sure.
              I'm a greedy guy i guess 😛

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                are you playing the Norwegian Fantasy Football this year ?

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  No
                  I didn't do it last year either ...

      2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Same

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          😀

          1. kamdaraji
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            played Mccarthy as other keeper doesn't play but Lascelles is on my bench too

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Nice

  12. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Which option to bring Pope and Sarr?
    A-Button-Maddison
    B-McCarthy-Grealish

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      WC32

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A

    2. Bushwhacker
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Well has to be A to get two playing keepers. I do worry about Sarr being a flash in the pan though.

      1. BNMC
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Sarr isn't gonna score 19 points every game but he has been consistent before his injury. He pretty much had a rate of one attacking return per game plus any baps.

      2. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Well we don't have many options for gw31 any other ideas?

      3. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He has been good on stats too.

    3. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If you plan to play your BB as late as gw37, no reason to have 2 playing keepers.
      B.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Do you still have bench boost?

  13. BNMC
    2 months, 27 days ago

    So this is my squad now:

    Leno Krul
    TAA* Doherty* Saiss* Cathcart* Taylor*
    Salah* KDB Bruno Sarr* Saka
    Auba Jota* DCL

    My planned moves over the next 2 weeks were Leno to Pope and Saka to Noble, but I wonder if removing Auba for a hit would be worth it. It would allow me to do:
    Leno to Pope
    Auba to Deeney/Wood/someone else
    Saka to a Spurs mid

    As much as I'd want Auba for the rest of the season, the fixtures get tough for Arsenal pretty soon and taking him out gives me more money to make changes elsewhere.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hits are bad mm'kay?

  14. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Which transfer plan looks better?

    Plan A:
    Gw 30: Save
    Gw 31: Traore + Auba + Gomez > Mane + DCL/Deeney + Boly(-4)

    Plan B:
    Gw 30: Save
    Gw 31: Gomez + Traore > Doherty + Sarr

    Hendo
    TAA - Gomez - Egan
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Traore
    Auba - Jimenez - Jota

    (Pope - Basham - Cantwell - Taylor)

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

      1. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No love for Mane?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Double Pool attack is too much for my liking.

    2. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

  15. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Need to find a way of using FT as will be FHing in 31 so wamt to set up my team for 32 and on...

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Alonso(c)
    Salah KDB Fernandes Barnes
    Auba Jimenez Ings

    Button Fleck Williams Webster

    A) Button to Krul/Pope
    B) Williams to 4.9 def max

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      1FT 0.9 ITB

    2. BNMC
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm a big fan of Krul - differential, many good home fixtures, will have a DGW, gets a lot of save points, and loves a penalty save.

    3. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A with pope first

      Then B with boly if not keen on jota. Next, ings or barnes out if you don't mind a hit

  16. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Any idea when New vs Avl will likely happen? feel like keeping my dubravka and lascelles beyond bgw31

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Vs Villa in a dogfight to survive relegation ?
      Nahh 😉

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        At this rate, i wouldn't mind playing both of them week in, week out!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Wow. You're making me start Lascells this GW mate 😀

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Sure, why not? Not like shu are suddenly world beaters again lol

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Ha ha
              IF i don't sell Henderson for Pope this GW, i think I'll start Henderson & Lascells ..
              0-0 😉

              1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Hendo to pope is 50/50

                In my case, i wouldn't mind having no keeper in 31.. taylor can cover pope, at least thats what I'm hoping 😛

      2. BNMC
        2 months, 27 days ago

        If we play like we did vs. Spurs (18 shots), Dubravka could be making a lot of saves.

    2. BNMC
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If MUN beat NOR, it will force the AVL-MUN game in GW34 to be played in midweek. If MCI beat NEW, then MCI will be in the semis and NEW will have a free weekend. This would allow NEW-AVL to be played in GW34 on the weekend.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Good information
        Cheers.
        Both likely results then.

      2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        So good chance new can still play in gw34. Hmm

        1. BNMC
          2 months, 27 days ago

          That was all just speculation, but I imagine they'll be in a rush to reschedule Villa and Sheffield games because there are 2 of them.

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Indeed, way I see it, keep your SHU defs at least until gw34 and bruno is almost a must beyond 31 or 32

      3. ppv
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        And Villa V Sheff Utd 37

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Great gw to play bb or fh then

  17. Steve ‘O’
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A. Deeny
    B. Ayew
    C. Wood

    To replace Ings for 31 then onward (no chips left)

  18. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What’s the view on firmino? Think me and him are stuck together until gw32 but it is tough. He does appear to miss some chances you would expect him to take