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De Bruyne out of Manchester derby as Aguero starts City’s Double Gameweek 29 opener

The first of two fixtures for Manchester City in Double Gameweek 29 takes place this afternoon at Old Trafford.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) will not be involved in the fourth Manchester derby of the season, however, as he has failed to recover from a shoulder injury and is not even among the substitutes.

Pep Guardiola said of the Belgian ahead of kick-off:

He feels better but he doesn’t feel 100%. And we don’t take risks. We have three important games in the Premier League but of course, the position that we have, Madrid and Newcastle are the real important games for us.

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) leads the line for City, while Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Phil Foden (£5.1m) are also among the starters.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.4m) has to be content with a place on the bench, as do the likes of Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m), Kyle Walker (£5.7m), David Silva (£7.3m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m).

Pep Guardiola has made five alterations overall from the side that beat Leicester City in Gameweek 27, although the Citizens have contested three cup matches since then.

Mendy, Walker, the injured Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), De Bruyne and Mahrez are the men to make way from the win at the King Power Stadium, with Joao Cancelo (£5.2m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.2m), Nicolas Otamendi (£5.0m), Foden and Sterling all recalled.

Harry Maguire (£5.3m), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3m) and Daniel James (£5.8m) have all recovered from injury to start for the hosts this afternoon, meanwhile.

James and Brandon Williams (£4.1m) in for Mason Greenwood (£4.3m) and Scott McTominay (£4.9m) are the two changes that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made from Gameweek 28.

The Red Devils look to have switched to a wing-back system, as they have done in several of the “tougher” matches this season.

The three previous meetings between these sides in 2019/20 have all been won by the away team.

Aguero, who averaged 12 points per Double Gameweek last season (City had three of them), was the second-most-popular option for the Triple Captain chip in Gameweek 29, with De Bruyne just behind him.


Manchester United XI: de Gea, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Fred, Williams, Fernandes, James, Martial.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

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  1. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is this good enough for BGW31 for a -4?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Cathcart
    Salah Mane Antonio Zaha
    Jimenez Jota Wood/Haller/Deeney

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      looks awesome!

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Ta.

        Sarr over Zaha would have been ideal.

  2. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    any reason not to free hit in GW31?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Coronavirus.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        please expand on your answer to get full points

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

          You really don’t want him extending Coronavirus.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            heard they're all sold out of toilet paper and condoms in Australia and NZ 🙂

            People getting ready for the quarantine 😆

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

              Fail to prepare...

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

      Only if you’re not well set already.

      All individual team dependent.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        ive got 5 players likely to play and 2 trannies

        TAA, Mane, Salah, Boly and Jimenez

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          So would you rather have 4 extra players in 31, or 11 players with 2 games in 34/37?

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            oooohhhhh, i like your thinking...

            but that assumes i have no DGW players in 34 /37

            If i already have c6 by then theres little difference.

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              34 will be a smaller DGW, so you’ll probably have a few DGWers, but not a full team I’m sure.

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                cheers fella, glad i asked

                I think theres a good enough argument to save 🙂

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  No worries, good luck.

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

          4 of the best at least and a good Boly.

          Tough spot, enjoy the headache 😉

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            🙂 i don't pay enough mind to it these days - arguably worked in my favour - i couldn't be arsed to think about the DGW this week so left my team largely unchanged

            sounds like i got lucky with it!

    3. RoysCallerAnne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yes. Can be used in a DGW34 or DGW37.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        do we have any idea how many teams will get a double in each of those GWs, and if so, do we know if any would get a double in both?

        Thinking WC in 33/34 for bench boost in one of those gws, build the team for both

        1. RoysCallerAnne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Teams dont need to have a double in both (and prob very few will), thats the whole point. Use the WC primarily around one of the DGWs (and BB during it), then use the FH on the other DGW.

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            makes sense.

            Thanks fella.

            Maybe take a hit if theres a good one im missing for the blank but 7-8 players should suffice then.

          2. Nutmeg Rush
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Can you WC and BB in the same week?

            1. Ron_Swanson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              no

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

      Higher upside FH34/37

    5. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If you have 8 players, there is no reason to. You would be spending a free hit to bring in three players. And most likely not very explosive ones.

    6. Manani
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      don't see obvious players that will haul for that GW (except for 3LIV, which most already have)

  3. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    And then people said that Ederson is world class GK lol.

    Sterling too. Tap in merchant. Without Sane he isnt better than Dan James even.

    1. Ady87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Forgot Sane existed!

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      By ‘people’ you’re referring to Pep Guardiola.

      How many leagues, and champions leagues have you won?

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Nah. Im not reffering to Guardiola at all.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Well he said he was world class in his post match interview.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Really didnt listen that

      2. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He won CL without Messi nill times

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

        I hope he isn't Mou ...
        😀

        1. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Three times

        2. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          No, I’m sure he’s a 12 year old who gets his football knowledge from FIFA player ratings, and twitter memes, but I’m the real idiot for engaging with him.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Agree with you. You really are

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

            😀

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      He had a bad game. I played poorly enough in the Champions League final myself, but that was down to the Xbox.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He alwasys had bad game in big games. If he doesnt score tap in he is invisible.

        Most overrated player ever

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Was talking about Ederson. Sterling does have a tendency to go missing in bigger games, similar to game where they had league nearly won a few years ago and could clinch it against United. Still, he's improved massively under Pep and would lose and find any poster here in his sleep. Miles from being the most overrated player ever.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Ok. Ederson too. He had worst percentage of shots on target/conceded goals in top 5 leagues.

            1. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              But won how many leagues?

              1. Niho992
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Doesnt matter.

                Wes Brown won it few times and he is sh*e

                1. GreennRed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Yeah. Poor auld Wes, gave up a promising FPL keyboard warrior career to play professional football 😉

  4. Ady87
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    2 FT, £0m ITB. What would you do to prepare for the next couple of weeks?

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Saiss (Lascelles Williams)
    Salah Martial KDB Barnes (Hayden)
    Auba Ings Jimi

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

    Keep Traore to play in gw31 or swap for Sarr?

    1. YoungPretender
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone else you can bring Sarr in for? At least Traore should get some minutes

  6. Amey
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I really hope that Vardy kills it tomorrow.
    Might just keep him & sell kDB instead to get Mane.

    City clearly going to focus on UCL & fa cup now.

    Anything from kDB vs arsenal should be a bonus i guess. What do you guys think ??

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

      Would lose 0.6m TV on kDB but points > than TV as they say

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Agree

      City look demotivated. if they can't get up fro a derby not sure they have much left

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

        Hmm
        They've dropped the towel in PL now i guess

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy out anyway maybe.

      You know the KDB risk but he should be doing much till GW33...

      Essential for 37, especially if City aren’t in the CL SFs.

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

        GW 37 is my FH time.

        Don't know what but Vardy is a gut feeling pick. Really think he can't become sh.t over night. Let's see. It's a straight Choice between Vardy & kDB for me.

        At least Vardy is nailed for 90 GW after GW. I know kDB can kill me OR wise though

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      due to Corona virus I haven't been working since mid January do if Vardy hauls at least I can drown my sorrows further 😉

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

        Stay safe bro !!
        Really hope the cure is found ASAP on this dreadful virus.

    5. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If Pool get past Athletico and win league before next round Mane could also be rotated. Vardy needs to show his recent bad form was just a setback and get back on the goal trail.

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

        Good point. I'm glad that we'll know about Pool UCL prospects before the deadline.

        I think if they're out, Mane & Salah would go on a mad, full of ego , golden Boot run

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

          Think they will anyway tbh. The odd CL game is just par for the course. Klopp won’t let up

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

            Yeah.

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

      Jamie 14 points from 10?

      But it’s not just him Leicester look bang average now. I’d take some convincing

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

        You're right Pingi.
        That's what I said. Hopefully Leicester go on a good run in prem now.

        Vardy or KDB Choice again for me. Same was at the start of the season.

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

          For me it just means power front 8

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

            You're keeping kDB i guess

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

              Kept Mane before

              No rush to ship him out imo. I’ll treat him like Mahrez - happy to have him when he’s in.

              Could go Auba I suppose. But likely to go this midfield

              Mo Mane KDB Bruno Martial

              Using Ayew as makeweight I should get reasonable defence too.

              But waiting in 34 - especially possible Wolves blank

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

                Nice.
                Can get kDB afterwards myself. Will lose lots of TV but not worried about that at all

  7. Jullepuu
      4 months, 3 days ago

      My country's biggest club did quite a nasty thing today (not the first time).
      They have a second team in the men's third tier where their u20 players play. But they also have a team in the actual u20 league and now the qualifiers for the u20 league are on.

      The actual u20 team isn't good enough to qualify so now they put the second team to play and get them the spot in the u20 league. The second team has many junior national team players so it's pretty unfair for the opponents.

      If they succeed in qualifying (likely) they will play in the league with players who weren't good enough to qualify in the first place and then they are near the bottom of the table or in the last spot when the season ends.

      Is this alright to you or not?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        send them all to the gulag

        1. Jullepuu
            4 months, 3 days ago

            No such thing in my country lol

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

          Which country?

          1. Jullepuu
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Hmm I don't know why that is relevant here

            • 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Somewhere in Scandinavia I'm guessing.

              I'm going for sweden.

              And to answer the OP, no, it feels immoral but if the leagues rules aren't sophisticated enough to prevent this, then why not do it. Club has to do whatever is best for the club

              1. dansmusen
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Def no Sweden since season has not started

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  well pickle my schnitzel and call me pam.

                  I give up

                  1. Jullepuu
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      If you actually care to know go to my fpl team from the link in my profile and look at the flag 🙂

                2. Jullepuu
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Your guess came quite close. Not sure if it actually benefits the club or not. In the bigger picture it's not good for the country's football as a whole. The goal should be to help the men's national team by growing players in the best way possible and this doesn't help that goal at all.

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

              Anyone getting Rodriguez after the man city game?

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

                prefer Chris wood ; check his stats

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Woodn't.

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

                  Why TM

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    First 4 letters.

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

                      You prefer wood then

              3. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Dunno

                1. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Yes I am

            • TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Pool play Chelsea in DGW37, how many Poolers will you likely have?

              1. Jullepuu
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  Depends on if I free hit or bench boost which is impossible to say right now 🙂

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Fair enough, on a) FH and b) BB?

                    1. Jullepuu
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        A) 1 probably or maybe 0. Ugh haven't thought about this at all
                        B) 2 probably

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Makes sense.

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

                    hard to say right now for sure but a lot could depend on CL
                    2 for now

                  3. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Maybe none if Chelsea need Top 4 points.

                    1. Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Even then Chelsea dont have chance at Anfield

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

                      As Jullepuu says, it’s fixture dependent.

                      A BB would mean a benched Trent & Salah.

                  4. RoysCallerAnne
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Neco Williams, Minamino and Origi.

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

                    Too soon to say but all 3 likely. Don’t buy into Liverpool letting up - not Klopp style imo

                  6. Pukki Party
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Can't answer that without knowing how they have played after being champions. Probably on FH i'd still have TAA and Mane/Salah.

                  7. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    I'll be on FH.
                    Only Taa Mane probably for me

                  8. lugs
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    probably none, with the league long wrapped up my Pool players will become cash cows to fund DGWers, it will be gw 37 anyway so the damage of not having any Pool will be minimum

                  9. 7shadesofsmoke
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    if thats their only fixture, probably none.

                    If they have 2 games i'd have 3

                  10. osceola31909
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Last match at Anfield for the season. I will probably have three.

                • Jack Burton
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 3 days ago

                  If I still have all my chips would it be better to fh in 31 so I can use my TC in 34 on a double gw cheers in advance

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    How bad is your current GW31 team?

                    1. Jack Burton
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Not great could prob get 8 out with a few hits which I would be ok with just think best use of TC would be on 34

                  2. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Use TC in a DGW and possibly the week after using WC.

                    1. Jack Burton
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      Wanna BB the week after I wild card in week 37 I believe with all the doubles

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

                  Evening, Need help for GW31.
                  Ings out for Woods or Deeney
                  or
                  Cantwell out for McNeil, Sarr, or Antonio

                • FOO FIGHTER
                    4 months, 3 days ago

                    Is it Pep's plan to play a mish mash League team and keep his 'important' players fresh to try go all out for the CL?

                    Wonder what UEFA will do if City win the CL? Still ban them if they are champions? That is where it gets tricky for UEFA.

                    Whatever the scenario, no more City assets for me after seeing that starting 11 vs UTD and KDB not being risked. Not one.

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

                      I may join you if Vardy & Co kills it tomorrow

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        KDB & Boly > Mane & Saïss for me

                    2. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 3 days ago

                      mish mash lol, as if, Pep wanted to win that game bad and it was obvious in his expressions throughout the game...Oles tactics prevailed, MUN were not afraid to attack them hard, Ederson let him down which is rare and AWB had Sterling in his pocket so don't be talking nonsense 😉

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Hold onto KDB for as long as you like 😉

                          1. jia you jia you
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            haha, just having some banter, you have a point though tbf going forward... I've little to play for in FPL this season but a no City no Liverpool strategy might pay off from GW32

                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                All good and GL!

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

                        Am I good to save transfer here?

                        McCarthy
                        TAA,Doherty,Saiss
                        Salah,KDB,Perez,Sarr
                        Auba,Jiminez,Ings

                        Dubravka,Fleck,Stephens,Lascelles

                        1. La Vida Latte
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Yeah save

                      3. liverpool01
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        Guaita
                        Robbo. Taa, Lundstram
                        Salah, Traore, Grealish, Kdb
                        Auba, Ings, Jimenez

                        Button, Dendoncker, Dunk, Kelly

                        1FT 1.2 ITB

                        Ings>Giroud worth it?

                        1. liverpool01
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          I will have 8 players starting for blank gw 31

                          1. La Vida Latte
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            I wouldnt. Make a transfee that will benefit your gw31 team or save.

                            1. liverpool01
                              • 1 Year
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Cool thanks

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

                        All 15 players playing away this GW. Never had this before.

                        1. FourLokoLeipzig
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          All my starters are. Hopefully it works out better than this week when they’ve all been blanking away at home!

                      5. Sun Jihai
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 3 days ago

                        If Man City lose Vs Arsenal then I think Liverpool can win the title at Everton next GW. Given Everton just conceded 4 goals vs. Chelsea, it's looking tasty for a Salah/Mane double up and captaincy!

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Yup, at the moment Pool can win the League at Anfield vs Palace.

                            Arsenal beat City, Liverpool only need 3 points.

                            Imagine the scenes if Liverpool are crowned Champoins at Goodison 😀

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

                          Will get 8 players for gw31 without a hit.. is that enough?

                          1. Syd.
                            • 11 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            It is plenty

                          2. 7shadesofsmoke
                            • 7 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            d.d.d.d.d.d.d.d.d.digital

                            Sounds like a decent amount mate, i think i'll take 1 hit to field 8

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

                            Great, now I only need to decide which forward and midfielder to get. It's between Alli, Bergw, Moura, Burnley mid and Wood/Jimenez.

                            1. HashAttack
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              I'm weighing up whether to get McNeil or Bowen as my midfielder

                        3. Syd.
                          • 11 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          For those of you whom took a hit for the DGW players are you still in negative points territory?

                          1. Jack Burton
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Yeah cos I captained Auba would have went Salah otherwise

                          2. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Did Robbo to Doherty for a hit. If I had kept Robbo I would have Traore 1pt coming off the bench with a Cantwell 1pt following up if KDB is a no-show. So net I am +1pt better off from transferring out Robbo this GW.

                          3. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Think most will have lost as they captained Auba over Salah/Mane

                            Ultimate judge will be if Vardy does anything tomorrow as I think most sold him for Auba

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

                            Did Robbo to Alonso & Ings to Jota, still got Vardy (Maddy if KDB C no show) Salah VC.

                        4. Jurgen Flopp
                          • 6 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Anyone else with Vardy (c)..?

                          1. 7shadesofsmoke
                            • 7 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            only you and his mum

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

                            Big balls 😀
                            GL mate

                          3. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            1% of the top 10k
                            5% of all players

                        5. osceola31909
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Time to sell KDB? Even if healthy, Pep made it clear he is now part of the rotation mix.

                          1. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Who are the alternatives?

                            Aubameyang (no EL, but still in FA Cup)
                            Vardy (no EL, but still in FA Cup)
                            Mane / Salah (need to see what happens in the CL)
                            Sterling / Aguero (same issues as KDB)

                            1. osceola31909
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Martial, Fernandes, Richarlison. I don't own any of them. In fact, by selling KDB, I could have two of those three.

                            2. King Kohli
                              • 7 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              If Liverpool go out of the UCl, I'm getting Mane for gw 31 to go with TAA & Salah.

                              1. diesel001
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Same.

                        6. Dacra
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Weird week. Was looking poor, but Fernandes and Martial double helped today.

                          40 with Vardy, Soy, Auba (c), Mahrez to go is about average I think.

                        7. RED_ARMY
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          Looking at Chelsea assets after the blank. Looked very attacking today.

                        8. Queens of the South Age
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 3 days ago

                          I know I love a risky punt but what was I thinking with Sterling?! 🙂

                          I didn't get to see the game which is annoying as one of the reasons I went for him is cos I was hoping to watch both games. Was he as useless as his 2 points suggests?

                          1. diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Yes. Missed a good chance at the end of the game from a Mahrez cross.

                          2. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Has never scored vs Man Utd
                            Maybe better chances Vs Arsenal

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

                            Unfortunately so.
                            Still you’ve still got one more game to go.

                          4. FOO FIGHTER
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Sterling was the elephant in the room.

                            • jia you jia you
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              I was shocked how bad he was tbh, AWB is good but Sterling made him look like Maldini in his prime!

                            • HashAttack
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              It was a strange re-run of gw25 - Aguero and Sterling starting, Ageuro looking sharp, Sterling looking useless ... and Pep takes of Aguero around the 60 minute mark. Sterling plays the rest of the match still being useless

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

                            Barnes and Van Dink to Bruno and Alonso -4?

                            1. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              If fh 31 then sure

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

                              Getting rid of VVD?

                              1. JJeyy
                                • 4 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Liverpool are awful at the back

                          6. Fudgy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Picking the right 31 players is so hard. Wish I never got Traore 🙁

                            1. osceola31909
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              True, but he could come on for thirty minutes and get a goal. At least when he is on the pitch, he looks dangerous.

                          7. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Next gw, play:
                            A) Jota + Jimmy (whu - whu)
                            B) Ings + Jimmy (nor -whu)

                          8. The 12th Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Thinking about VVD,KDB > C.Taylor,Mane -4 ?

                            KDB back in 33/34

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

                              I'm looking at doing it for free 😀

                              1. The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                Ok smarty pants. ;0)
                                Save and do it for 31 for free?

                          9. Le Bluff
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Anyone else think this FPL run-in is going to be extremely difficult to navigate? And I don't mean with the chips/DGWs. More just team/player motivation factors.

                            - Liverpool will have the title won shortly. Will their players retain the same level of motivation and/or will Klopp rotate?

                            - Man City. If today's game is anything to go by, City will have all their eggs in the CL and FA Cup.

                            1. HamezMace
                              • 5 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              In a nutshell. Yes.

                            2. Sun Jihai
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Will be time to go all in on Man Utd, Chelsea, Sheff Utd and Wolves

                              1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                wolves didn't look so good either, so they still have hopes for cl

                            3. The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Chelsea,United,Leicester,Sheff Utd

                              Watford,West Ham
                              Target teams that have something to play for but still have 1 or 2 mainstays of City,Liverpool

                              1. The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                And Wolves

                              2. Pompel
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 3 days ago

                                This sounds very sensible. Keep TAA + one of Salah or Mané for over though.

                          10. Randy Singh
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            Just wanted to air a few thoughts on free hitting in 31 and wanted the views of others on this board if possible.

                            Firstly I think if you've used your wildcard and aren't prepared for 31 then free hitting obviously makes total sense. Likewise if you're sitting on 1 or 2 players for 31 (regardless of wildcard) then utilising the free hit will be highly profitable.

                            But what about those of us that currently have 4, 5 or 6 players? I'm making an assumption here but I'd imagine most in this position will have a couple of Pool and a couple of Wolves, maybe even a Pope or a Burnley defender too.

                            In this situation you could take two hits and add 4 or 5 players, leaving yourself with 8/9/10 for gameweek 31. I think the Free Hit chip is the most powerful chip in the game (ignoring wildcards), so is using it for this gameweek actually going to gain you that much?

                            I suppose it'll save you the points hits so that'll be 4/8/12 points "gained". In terms of players you'll be able to react to any injury news, and get your preferred Liverpool and Wolves (some might be on double Liverpool defence and want Mane and Salah for this specific GW perhaps). If you run with 8 in 31 you'd get three extra players but chances are these are "conflict" additions (a Sarr when you own Pope for example) or more likely 2 pointers.

                            Unless you're dead ending your side in 31 and wildcarding in 32, non free hitters will have to consider your squad coming out of the blank GW.

                            Liverpool - mci AVL bha BUR
                            Palace - BUR lei CHE* avl
                            Wolves - avl ARS shu* EVE
                            Bournemouth - NEW mun TOT LEI
                            Burnley - cry SHU whu liv
                            Watford - SOU che NOR* NEW
                            Spurs - shu EVE bou ARS
                            West Ham - CHE new BUR nor

                            *GW34 could be moved depending on the cup.

                            Looking at the fixtures for those involved in 31 aside from Bournemouth (who along with Palace assets are likely to be lowly owned) there are no horror shows in terms of fixtures.

                            So for those sitting in a halfway house sort of position is it worth using the free hit in 31? Will there be a better opportunity to use it - for example a DGW in 34 or 35 for example? I'm conflicted, having the free hit up my sleeve after 31 seems like it could be incredibly useful and I'm not entirely sure whether using it in 31 will maximise the value of the chip. Thoughts?

                            1. Hitmonlee
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              I’m in the same boat. I think it will be a low scoring week.. I’m planning on rolling an FT and doing 3 transfers for a -4 to have 8/9 playing

                              FH in a double will have way more impact

                            2. HashAttack
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              I've currently got 8 gw31 players and plan to bring in another 3 to have a full 11
                              That team is set up for gw32 too ... will keep Liverpool trio of TAA, Salah, Mane anyway

                              Given that there are unlikely to be doubles in 34, (maybe 1), I think I will avoid using a chip that week - as such the additional 3 gw31 players I bring in are likely to be Bowen, Tarko and Cathcart / Kiko .... all good fixtures for 34

                          11. The Train Driver
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 3 days ago

                            KDB no show looking possible, would love Lascelles bench points...

                            1. The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              4 months, 3 days ago

                              Salah vc here but mixed feelings as I’m on BB this week.