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
    3 months, 27 days ago

    First time watching UFC event live on TV 😀

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

      You can survive till end 😉

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

        KO incoming ...
        Romero guy looks awesome

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

          Romero is like the Terminator.

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

            Good to know that

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

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

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

        Another onee

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

        Ha ha
        I know nothing about this...
        😀

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

            Nice 😀

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 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
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks.
        Hopefully someone mentions it here.

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

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

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

      If true, this will probably end his modelling career

    3. Jullepuu
        3 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
            3 months, 27 days ago

            FFS 😀

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

            😀

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

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

          1. Jullepuu
              3 months, 27 days ago

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

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

                a minor teething issue

        2. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          3 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

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

            Ruthless

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

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

          • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            3 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.

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

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

            • Holmes
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 27 days ago

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

              No standout option for Traore, stick with him.

            • El Fenomeno R9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 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

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

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

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

              Go Mahrez go!

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

                Who do you have tonight?

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

                  Just city boys - kdb n mahrez

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

                Peppa?

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

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

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

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

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

                  Something is better than nothing 😉

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

                    Absolutely

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

              Nice
              Bruno & KDB © for me.

            4. FOO FIGHTER
                3 months, 27 days ago

                I have Mahrez and Jesus and Alonso.

                Think Jesus is at just over 3% 🙂

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

                Giroud and Alonso(c)
                The stuff of dreams.

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

                  A yellow card for Alonso is all I see there tbh

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

                    😯

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

                      & ofcourse no cleansheet

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

                        You've put me right off my cornflakes.

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

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

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

                      😉

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                    3 months, 27 days ago

                    Alonso(c) is very evil.

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

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

                      Guy's a freak.

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

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

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

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

              • pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 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
                  3 months, 27 days ago

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

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

                  Will get Grealish for first time,a lot of doubles

                4. FOO FIGHTER
                    3 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
                      3 months, 27 days ago

                      We haven’t all burnt FH on Auba 🙂

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          3 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
                        3 months, 27 days ago

                        And every blank is a double of course later

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            3 months, 27 days ago

                            The one in GW37?

                            Saving my BB for that GW.

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

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

                    2. Slitherene
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 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
                        3 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
                        3 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
                        3 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

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

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

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

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

                      2. FOO FIGHTER
                          3 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
                            3 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.

                      3. b91jh
                        • 2 Years
                        3 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
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 27 days ago

                          Boly, McNeil, Wood

                        2. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 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.

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

                        A. Wood and Alli
                        Or
                        B. Jimenez and Bergwjin

                        Got Jota if it matters.

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

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

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

                            Cheers

                      5. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 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
                          3 months, 27 days ago

                          Think I'll do it next week.

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

                            who too?

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

                              Jim or Wood

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

                                This or ayew

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

                              Chris Wood?

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

                                Yup him.

                        2. BNMC
                            3 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
                              3 months, 27 days ago

                              yep got Jota and Jimenez already 🙂

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

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

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

                            Jordan Ayew/Wolves forward.

                          • FOO FIGHTER
                              3 months, 27 days ago

                              Ings to DCL if you don't have him.

                            • the dom 1
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              3 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.

                          • kamdaraji
                            • 10 Years
                            3 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
                              3 months, 27 days ago

                              Good for you!

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

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

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

                                save for DGW

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

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

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

                                who did u bench?

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

                                  McCarthy Lascells Stephens Grealish

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

                                      Sure.
                                      I'm a greedy guy i guess 😛

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

                                        are you playing the Norwegian Fantasy Football this year ?

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

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

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

                                Same

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

                                  😀

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

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

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

                                      Nice

                          • Bavarian
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 27 days ago

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

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

                              WC32

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

                                A

                            2. Bushwhacker
                                3 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
                                    3 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.

                                  • Bavarian
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 27 days ago

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

                                  • Amey
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 27 days ago

                                    He has been good on stats too.

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

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

                                3. FOO FIGHTER
                                    3 months, 27 days ago

                                    Do you still have bench boost?

                                4. BNMC
                                    3 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
                                      3 months, 27 days ago

                                      Hits are bad mm'kay?

                                  • King Kohli
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 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
                                      3 months, 27 days ago

                                      B

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

                                        No love for Mane?

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

                                          Double Pool attack is too much for my liking.

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

                                      B

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

                                      1FT 0.9 ITB

                                    2. BNMC
                                        3 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.

                                      • NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                                        • 7 Years
                                        3 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

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

                                        Vs Villa in a dogfight to survive relegation ?
                                        Nahh 😉

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                        3. BNMC
                                            3 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
                                              3 months, 27 days ago

                                              Good information
                                              Cheers.
                                              Both likely results then.

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

                                              So good chance new can still play in gw34. Hmm

                                              1. BNMC
                                                  3 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
                                                    3 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

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

                                                And Villa V Sheff Utd 37

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

                                                  Great gw to play bb or fh then

                                          • Steve The Spud
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 27 days ago

                                            A. Deeny
                                            B. Ayew
                                            C. Wood

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

                                          • Easy Cheesy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 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