Scout Notes

Lundstram delivers double-digit haul on return to Sheffield United starting XI

Sheffield United 1-0 Norwich City

  • Goal: Billy Sharp (£5.6m)
  • Assist: John Lundstram (£4.8m)
  • Bonus: Lundstram, Sharp x3, Chris Basham (£4.5m) x1

John Lundstram (£4.8m) – remember the name – returned to the Fantasy fold with a bang as Sheffield United laboured to a 1-0 victory over Norwich City.

The ‘out of position’ defender, playing once again as a right-sided central midfielder, was handed a first start since Gameweek 23 and he took the chance to impress with both hands.

Replacing record signing Sander Berge (£4.9m) in the Blades’ central three, Lundstram was a man possessed at Bramall Lane, jointly leading the way for both attempts and chances created and superbly setting up the winning goal for Billy Sharp (£5.6m).

All of that earned him the maximum bonus award and a bumper 12-point haul – the fifth time he’s had a double-digit return this season.

Unfortunately for many managers, it was a case of too much, too late. Lundstram’s ownership has dropped by around three-quarters of a million since Berge arrived on the scene, and over 25% of his owners chose to bench their man for Gameweek 29 (although ‘ghost teams’ and Bench Boosts will skew that figure, of course).

The ‘defender’ is still owned by 38.5% of FPL bosses and such is Sheffield United’s ability to produce results regardless of the opposition, most managers will surely hold onto him for the rest of the season if his place in the starting XI looks assured again – but that’s a big if.

He was certainly in eye-catching form on Saturday, teeing up Sharp’s headed winner with a pinpoint cross and going close to a goal himself on more than one occasion.

Chris Wilder said of Lundstram after the game:

He needed to come out of the team, if you analyse his performances, and we have to always. Then we had an opportunity of signing Sander and he has come in and played a part in three out of four wins.

Players shouldn’t be scared or shy of competition and challenges and John hasn’t. I am not surprised, it just epitomises the group and the culture what we are trying to create.

The skipper’s [Sharp] has had it just as much as anybody. The way he has been in the changing room with the players when he hasn’t played has been exemplary and then he comes back in and plays like he has. I think that’s a fantastic example of how you should be as a professional footballer.

Interest in other United assets remains fairly healthy ahead of a trip to a Newcastle side not renowned for their goalscoring exploits, although a Blank Gameweek 31 does loom thereafter.

Some 11.2% own defender George Baldock (£5.1m), while 16.1% have keeper Dean Henderson (£5.2m) in their squads.

Enda Stevens (£5.1m) has also picked up owners over the time that Lundstram’s stock has fallen and the wing-back just about banked clean sheet points on Saturday, being withdrawn on the hour-mark after suffering another calf injury.

Wilder said of Stevens after full-time:

Just tight, just a precaution again. We didn’t risk Tuesday, he’s been out on the grass since Monday, he just felt it tightening up. So we’ll see how see is and assess it over the next 48 hours.

Henderson was in excellent form to deny a spirited Norwich side who out-shot their hosts 12-10, with four attempts on target to the Blades’ three.

Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) should have done better when hitting the outside of the post from close range in the first half, but the Canaries’ inability to score was otherwise down to Henderson’s excellence.

The keeper produced two particularly fine saves during a second-half goalmouth scramble, denying Mario Vrancic (£6.2m) and then Josip Drmic (£5.3m) while still on the ground from an initial stop to keep out Ben Godfrey‘s (£4.4m) header.

He then reacted well to palm away a well-struck Jamal Lewis (£4.4m) shot to keep a tenth clean sheet of the campaign and earn the post-match praise of manager Chris Wilder:

He wants to be England’s number one and, if he keeps playing the way he is, it gives him a great opportunity. I should imagine he’ll be in the next England squad. He made some really important saves for us and we’re delighted to have him.

Norwich were unlucky not to get at least a point from a match they grew into once coach Daniel Farke had replaced midfielder Todd Cantwell (£4.8m) with striker Drmic for a more direct approach after the break.

Just under 20% of FPL managers still own Cantwell, but he’s blanked for eight straight Gameweeks and, if his starting place is now under threat as well, his ownership is not likely to stick around much longer.

The Canaries have a blank in Gameweek 31 and a mixed bag of fixtures from now until the end of the season to further compromise Cantwell’s cause.

Farke hasn’t given up hope of beating the drop just yet:

We showed great character in the second half and I still can’t explain how the ball didn’t go in during that situation. It’s dramatic and tragic for the lads, because they tried everything. It’s a big setback in the fight to stay in this league but it’s also important not to lose nerve and to stay calm.

But Fantasy interest in Cantwell, and the rest of his players, is not likely to increase however calm they remain.

The same can probably be said for many of Wilder’s men, with Blank Gameweek 31 followed by a tricky run of games.

Defensive returns remain highly possible regardless of the fixture, however, and should Lundstram be back from exile for the remainder of the campaign, some bumper hauls could still be on the table in his fairytale season.


Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens (Osborn 61′), Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie (Berge 90′), Sharp (McGoldrick 71′).

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Godfrey, Hanley, Aarons; McLean, Tettey (Vrancic 66′); Cantwell (Drmic 45′ ), Duda (Idah 87′), Buendia; Pukki.

Members Analysis

Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Goals: Chris Wood (£6.1m) | Dele Alli (£8.3m)
  • Assists: Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) | Erik Lamela (£5.7m)
  • Bonus: Wood x3, Dwight McNeil (£6.0m), Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) x2

Chris Wood (£6.1m) returned to the starting XI, and the scoring charts, for Burnley, but Spurs fought back to secure a point at Turf Moor.

The New Zealand international replaced Matej Vydra (£5.3m) as Jay Rodriguez‘s (£5.7m) strike partner and the pair combined to fire the Clarets into an early lead on Saturday evening.

Rodriguez hit a shot from the edge of the area which Hugo Lloris (£5.3m), back in the Spurs goal after a one-match league absence, could only parry for Wood to poke home the rebound.

The French keeper went on to make a further five saves and earn a couple of bonus points as Burnley peppered the Tottenham goal – they had 21 attempts, seven of which were on target – without ever carving out enough clear-cut chances to seal the victory.

And a Spurs team rejuvenated by a couple of half-time changes punished their hosts with an equaliser five minutes into the second half.

Erik Lamela (£5.7m) was brought down in the area and Dele Alli (£8.3m) – on penalties in the absence of Harry Kane (£10.8m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) – dispatched the spot-kick, sending Nick Pope (£4.8m) the wrong way.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho’s changes at the interval were key. He replaced the ineffective midfield duo of Tanguy Ndombele (£5.8m) and Oliver Skipp (£4.3m) with Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) and Lucas Moura (£7.1m), reserving a withering judgement on Ndombele for his post-match comments:

I have to say he has had enough time to come to a different level. I know the Premier League is difficult, and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league. But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us. I was expecting more in the first half from him.

The coach has plenty of previous for singling out players for consistent public criticism and, while the personnel switch worked well at Burnley, the longer-term omens for Spurs are not necessarily good. Rarely has Mourinho’s naming and shaming tactic led to a closer, more committed dressing room.

All of that won’t help Fantasy managers work out whether it’s worth capitalising on Tottenham’s key players as they are one of the few groups with a fixture in Gameweek 31.

It’s an attractive one at that – a home match with West Ham – and Spurs’ schedule for the rest of the season is generally okay as well. But who to pick from a team winless in three and with a manager up to his old, divisive tricks is less obvious.

Alli, with attacking returns from consecutive starts, is probably the pick of the bunch, especially as he’s been employed in an advanced role in the continued absence of key attackers.

Lamela, back from injury once again, is also in decent form, with a couple of assists from his last two matches, while Moura and Lo Celso were both busy at Burnley once they came on.

Another potential candidate for a one-off punt in Gameweek 31, Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m), limped off the field at the end of the game, although Mourinho was hopeful that the Dutchman’s problem wasn’t too serious:

Steven had to play for 90 minutes, so on top of that, he’s injured. Let’s see if it’s something minor and if he can make the effort [in the Champions League on Tuesday].

Things are much less promising at the back. Spurs have kept just four clean sheets all season – the league’s joint-worst record – although two of those have come over the last seven Gameweeks.

Burnley’s backline has been considerably more dependable of late, with four shut-outs from their last six matches, although the 18.3% of FPL managers with Pope in their squads had to make do with only two points on Saturday.

But interest in him, and many others in Sean Dyche’s side, might well pick up from now until the end of the season.

A trip to Manchester City is up next, but the Clarets are another with a Gameweek 31 fixture – at home to Watford – and their schedule after that is very strong, with a visit to Liverpool the toughest test by far.

The lively Wood was unlucky not to add to his points tally against Spurs when bundled over by Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) in the penalty area.

Dyche was in no doubt that the incident should have led to a penalty.

Chris tries to bring the ball down on his chest and turn into the box and their lad clearly comes through the back of him. It’s inside the box and how it’s not a penalty, I don’t know. Anywhere else on the pitch, that is given.

Despite that set-back, Wood might well gain some new managers, especially among Free Hitters for Gameweek 31.

And the budget charms of defenders such as Charlie Taylor (£4.3m) and Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) look tempting with the likes of Crystal Palace, Norwich and Brighton to come as the season draws to a close.

Members Analysis



Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick (Lennon 89′), Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez (Vydra 67′).

Tottenham Hotspur XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Alderweireld; Tanganga, Skipp (Lo Celso 45′), Ndombele (Moura 45′), Vertonghen; Lamela (Aurier 77′), Alli, Bergwijn.

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1,027 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Agbonlahorse
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Been out the loop.

    When are people using their Free Hit if not GW31?

    Ive got all chips/ WC remaining - but if I save my FH for the doubles - I cant use my BB or TC.

    Am I missing a better opportunity to use it?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      34 or 37.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I’m the same mate, I’m regretting not using triple captain on Salah earlier in the season, I’m contemplating using triple captain in one double and bench boost in the other double and saving free hit for last game of the season

      1. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Won't use FH in 31?

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      37 looking like the superior week to play FH

      1. Zilla
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Why is that?

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Why isn't BB better in 37?

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          3 months, 29 days ago

          BB 4 x 2 plus your starting 11 will have double GW players.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              3 months, 29 days ago

              In GW37.

        • FOO FIGHTER
            3 months, 29 days ago

            TC31?

          • Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            GW34

          • FantasyHero
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            The link in your profile shows you only have your FH left.

          • Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            WC33, BB34 and FH37 is my plan.

            1. Releasebreaks
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              How do you will navigate from gw33 to 36 without mancity manutd Arsenal Leicester Chelsea players as all this teams most probably will blank in gw34 ?
              Will your gw34 will be very weak ?

          • Duffy Dunk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            38.
            Taking hits to bring in dgw37ers just before it won't hurt too much since they'll play twice and it will only be for that gw.
            It's fun tinkering up to the last second before the last deadline of the season.
            Did FH38 last season & got more than 90 pts.

        • Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          What would your GW 31 plans be here I need some major help!
          After this week,Ings,Adama,Fleck,and Henderson/McCarthy all need to go!

          Henderson McCarthy
          Lascelles TAA Boly B.Williams Cahill
          Mane Salah Bruno Traore Fleck
          Jiminez Auba Ings

          0ITB,No Wc,No FH

          Thanks!

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I’m just going to get enough players in with FTs and save WC and FH for the DGWs later on.

        • Queens of the South Age
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Just noticed 2nd place has the Lord as first sub. Really need KDB to make an appearance during the week.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Be amazing if you could pull it off mate

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Good luck matey!

          3. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Rooting for you, champ.

          4. Francescoli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Good luck mate! Look forward to seeing you raise the trophy at the end of the year

          5. Queens of the South Age
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Cheers lads. Had some right crap weeks lately but still manged to stay ahead so far. Hopefully means I'm one random punt away from a big haul for some breathing space.

            1. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Getting 31-38/chips/WC/captaincies right isn’t going to be easy. Good luck.

            2. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Fortunately the average has been down so your weeks aren’t that bad. Keep it up we’re rooting for you.

        • JelliedSpark968
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Ings > Giroud

          1. JelliedSpark968
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Yes or No?

            1. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              No

          2. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

            I wouldn't but why not

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 29 days ago

          For those not FH-ing BGW31 (I presume also not WC-ing), how many playing players will you have and how many hits will you take?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
              3 months, 29 days ago

              WC31 will lead to disaster.

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 29 days ago

                I presume none-ish would do so

            • Avon calling
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              11 no hits

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Just WC-ing or meticulous navigation throughout?

            • The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              7-10

            • RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              8-9 no hits

            • Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Got 5 at the moment (although 2 of those are Aurier and Traore).

              Got 2FT so may just take a hit and get 4 more in.

              The reality is that the fixtures aren’t great and I don’t really want to ditch good players for blank GW tat that’s going to get me 2 points if I’m lucky.

            • Stoichkov#8
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              9 with no hits

            • SHOOTER MCGINN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              9 with 1 hit. Could be tempted by Chris Wood for 10 on -8

          2. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            My team for 31 as it stands.

            TAA,VVD,Doherty
            Sarr,Salah
            Jota, Jimenez

            2FT’s to 31. Who to get?
            A)Defender,Midfielder
            B) Defender,Forward
            C) 2 MF’s
            C) combo of 3 for -4.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 29 days ago

              C

            2. JelliedSpark968
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 29 days ago

              C

            3. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              C or C

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Lol, thanks.
                Supposed to be D

            4. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Are you thinking of mane in?

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Was tempted by Mane, yes but that would mean one less in 31.

          3. JelliedSpark968
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Best Ings replacement under 6.5?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Jota Deeney Wood for BGW31 or DCL for other GWs

            2. Avon calling
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Wood or Jota

            3. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Who plays in 31?
              Deeney,Jota,Ayew,Wood,Rodriguez

            4. Dosh
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Just done Ings-->Jota.

            5. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Wood or Jota but wait a week as Ings best fixture

          4. TAT
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            As I only own Salah, TAA, Traoré, Doherty and Jiménez for GW 31, I should free hit then, right?

            Only have one FT for next GW.

            1. Avon calling
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Probably

              1. TAT
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Could do two hits in preparation, but there's really few players I want in GW 31 that I also want in the run-in.

                1. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Absolutely this.

                  1. TAT
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Absolutely this to taking two hits, or the GW 31 players worth it for the run-in? 🙂

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 29 days ago

              I would

              1. TAT
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                It's definitely the easy solution. Could do two hits in preparation for 31, but there's really few players I want in GW 31 that I also want in the run-in.

                Forgot to mention that I also have no WC.

                1. elwardio
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  With no wc would def save it. Build for dgw 34 or 37 and use free hit in the other one

                  1. TAT
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    I must admit not being on top of things for 34/37. Do we have any knowledge as far as those two GW goes?

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Could work for you sacrificing GW31 with no WC left and use FH for GW34 or 37 ... I presume that's your plan?

                  1. TAT
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    That was my plan, but fielding a 6-8 man team does worry me.

            3. elwardio
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Depends what other chips you have left. How many other players would you be happy with for 31? With a minus four you could have eight (albeit one is traore). I think that is enough. There is bigger upside to use in the doubles imo

              1. TAT
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                TC played and WC played, so I'm left with FH and BB.

                I don't know how many players is OK for 31? Is seven enough?

                1. elwardio
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Yes. If no wc then any extras you bring in will cost 8 points each unless you want to keep for rest of season and doubles - 4 to bring them in and another 4 to take them out

                  1. TAT
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Yep, that's the thing; I'm really unsure if any transfers in are players I'd like to keep long-term. I guess Burnley assets might be an exception though.

          5. Well you know, Triffic
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            People with all their chips and WC left. When will you use TC?

            1. Prisoner B5160-8
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              GW38

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Not much time left. Using it in 31 could benifit your rank?

            3. FOO FIGHTER
                3 months, 29 days ago

                What does everyone reckon the average score will be for the smallest GW in 31?

                1. Tinkermania
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    8

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Mainly depends on Pool and Wolves.

                  • Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    I'm not sure it will be super low. RMT is suggesting about 45 for my team of 8 players. I'm thinking top 10K average could be around that level or a bit higher. Overall average would be dragged down by dead teams, so maybe closer to 30 (but does that really matter?)

                  • Nomar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    34

                2. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Pep doesn’t seem very upbeat on KDB’s chances for starting on Wednesday.

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    I would like this with Salah vice and soyboy to come on

                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Posted his comments after the match on previos pages.

                      Not looking good for KDB.

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        ... just saw Pep’s remarks on FFS Twitter. Sigh.

                    • Whats the Huth
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      I hope he doesn’t play. Saint maximin waiting

                    • Peter Ouch
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Please no.
                      Saiss on my bench

                  3. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    My eyelids are heavy and my nose is blocked. Very worried about the coronavirus

                    1. Prisoner B5160-8
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Best use your chips early.

                  4. FantasyHero
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Help!!! What to do for gw 31.

                    McCarthy button
                    TAA lascellas Stephens Sais Chilwell
                    Salah KDB Mahrez Barnes Hayden
                    Jimmy Ingy Auby

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Looks a mess that tbh mate I'd probably free hit

                      1. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Would agree

                  5. King Kohli
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Which transfer plan looks better?

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

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

                    Plan C:
                    Gw 30: Save
                    Gw 31: Traore + KDB + Gomez > Mane + Doucoure + Swiss (-4)

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

                    (Pope - Basham - Cantwell - Taylor)

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Desperate getting rid of Gomez?

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        +1. You’re trying to get rid of Gomez? 🙂

                      2. King Kohli
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Haha pretty much.
                        If Pool don't look like keeping CS, double defence is a waste imo.
                        Also think that Salah + Mane is the way to go.

                        1. jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          I think I’d prefer 2 LIV D for CRY.

                  6. Samwise
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    dropped from 4k to 9 k ranking this week... Aguero captain has not gone well...

                    1. jtreble
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      End of game ice pack wasn’t encouraging either ...

                  7. Jet5605
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Are KDB owners keeping for Burnley before BGW31 or shipping based on Pep's comments?

                    1. Iggypop
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      wait and see how many minutes he plays mid week

                    2. wulfranian
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      Depends if he starts against Arsenal.If he starts i would sell him in gw30.If he get a cameo then i would keep.

                  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 29 days ago

                    Looking at adding these 5 players to my team for BGW31. Worth a -4 this week and -8 next week to save my FH?

                    TAA Aurier Rico? TAYLOR DOHERTY
                    Salah Traore? SARR MANE
                    Jimenez WOOD

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      The 5 in CAPS

                      1. Tinkermania
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          @ Rafa, you will do well to get 12 points from the new additions. Net loss in that case.

                          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 29 days ago

                            Should I FH mate? Got WC, FH and BB left

                          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 29 days ago

                            I could leave off Taylor and just take two -4’s

                            1. Major League Shocker
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              I think that works.

                      2. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        WC still available? If yes I would be tempted to FH ...

                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          I have WC and FH and BB

                      3. Major League Shocker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Wait, 11 outfield players and no keeper?

                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          Oh yeah, Rico won’t play I guess.

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 29 days ago

                      If you have 10 BGW players already, would you do Saka > Noble just for the sake of 11 players or save FT for GW32 onwards?

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          Save FT.

                        • FOO FIGHTER
                            3 months, 29 days ago

                            Do you still have your WC?

                            1. Magic Zico
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              No otherwise I will just do it

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  I would not want to be trapped with West Ham assets.

                                  No from me.

                                  1. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Cheers agree

                            2. The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              No.

                            3. Would Ed Woodward
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              Just leave it mate, I'm leaving Saka, spending that .4 extra on Noble for a bench spot would be annoying too.

                            4. Peter Ouch
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              No

                          • FOO FIGHTER
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              So Jesus vs Arsenal with Aguero a doubt?

                            • Kung Fu Football
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              Current FH team for GW31 as it stands is as follows, thoughts?

                              Pope
                              TAA / Doherty / Aurier
                              Salah / Mane / Alli / Sarr
                              Jimenez / Wood / Jota

                              Button, Bergwijn, Tarkowski, Cathcart

                              1. jtreble
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                Ha ha. Will have the same 11.

                                1. Kung Fu Football
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Now you will yeah?!! haha 😉

                              2. The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                Looks good

                                1. Kung Fu Football
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Thanks.

                              3. zotter
                                • 10 Years
                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                It may well be the game Liverpool get crowned so expect a tight affair.

                            • The 12th Man
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              Henderson
                              TAA,VVD,Periera Doherty
                              Salah,KDB,Fernandes,Sarr
                              Jimenez,Jota

                              McCarthy,DCL,Perez,Lascelles 1 FT 0.2m itb

                              Save this week then do something like VVD,KDB,DCL/Perez > Taylor,Mane,Wood/McNeil -4 to give me 9 in 31?

                              1. Major League Shocker
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                I feel like people are kneejerking on the Salah/Mane double-up after they both scored this week. You could get 9 without a hit if you just keep VVD and do KDB and DCL/Perez to 2 playable players. I think TAA+Salah alone is enough past GW31, Pool will have clinched the title.

                                (Not opposed to Salah/Mane double-up for FH, just feel it's not the best path for non-FH.)

                            • jason_ni
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              24k rank jump up to 90k.. long time coming, but into top 100k..

                              Maddison/kdb/auba(c) to go, so hopefully can get up a few more places!

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Well done! Really tough breaking into top 100k.

                                  Sitting at 96k with Jesus Mahrez Saka Pepe and Auba(c) to go.

                                  All I can do is hope for the best.

                                  1. jason_ni
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Your doing well..I'd say with those left to play, you'll end the gw ahead of me!
                                    Hard to know though, maddison could finally reward me with his parting gift tomorrow night!

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                        I have Vardy and Perez back gor GW30.

                                        Not sure if that is good or bad but will find out tomorrow night I guess!

                                  2. Don Kloppeone
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Nice work mate!

                                    I’m in similarish position.

                                    Moved up 17k places so far. 103k > 86k

                                    KDB, Auba (C) and Barnes to go

                                • Traction Engine Foot
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Exact money for DCL and Holgate to Ayew and Doherty for -4. Worth it?

                                • Niho992
                                  • 1 Year
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Sterlingard without goal/assist in 2020.

                                  1. Magic Zico
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Essential at the start of the season, wow

                                • Don Kloppeone
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  What do you think of my plan?

                                  GW30: Fernandes, Holgate > Sarr, Doherty (-4)
                                  GW31: McCarthy, Ings > Pope, Jota (-4)

                                  Will give me this for GW31:

                                  0.4itb
                                  Pope
                                  TAA, VVD, Doherty
                                  Salah, Sarr
                                  Jimi, Jota
                                  (McGovern) (KDB. Auba, Barnes, Cantwell, Stevens, Williams)

                                  Would then probably play WC32 (or 33), FH34 and BB37

                                  Thanks!

                                  1. Niho992
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    i wouldnt rid of Fernandes before Tottenham

                                    1. Don Kloppeone
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      I could just do all 4 moves for a straight -8 in GW31. It was mostly for getting in Doherty early tbh!

                                    2. jason_ni
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Seconded.. bruno can get points against anyone.

                                      1. Don Kloppeone
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                        So you reckon better to do all moves in one go in GW31?

                                • Clever Cloggins Mrs Goggins
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Is Aguero a doubt for Arsenal?

                                  1. zotter
                                    • 10 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    That big ice pack suggests he is

                                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Flagged

                                  3. Gudjohnsen
                                    • 3 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Surely Jesus starts against Arsenal?

                                    1. diesel001
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      If Aguero is fit, then Aguero starts. Jesus starts versus Burnley.

                                  4. yacoby424
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Mccarthy
                                    TAA Robertson Doherty
                                    Salah Fernandes KDB Sarr
                                    Ings Jimenez Vardy

                                    Subs: Mcgovern Lascelles Holgate Hayden

                                    Any suggestion guys?

                                  5. Flynny
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Next week looks tricky for captaincy...

                                    Either salah at lpool or a massive punt on antonio if i bring him in v wolves.....

                                    What r people thinking? Thanks

                                    1. onceuponatyne
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Genuinely considering Doherty.

                                    2. jason_ni
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Sticking with salah i reckon.

                                    3. Whats the Huth
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Kdb?

                                    4. Sun Jihai
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Got to be Liverpool
                                      Either they win the league at the Goodison (if Man City lose the next game) or by winning they can win the title in front of their own fans at Anfield in the Palace game
                                      Either way - will be up for a big win against a team that just conceded 4 (and could have been more) against Chelsea

                                    5. wulfranian
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Auba for me.

                                  6. Woy_is_back
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Big hauls from Vardy & Barnes will make my aspirations of winning quite possible 🙂

                                    1. Whats the Huth
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Vardy hatty

                                    2. TLF
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Congrats on your rank this season, incredible, nice 1.

                                      1. Woy_is_back
                                        • 2 Years
                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                        Ty 🙂