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. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Ings to?:

    A) Calvert-Lewin
    B) Pukki
    C) Giroud

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Jota

    2. Oldie99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keeeeeeeeeep him! Easy game and
      Looked decent yesterday, just the red card destroyed the game

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      May as well keep for Norwich

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wood or Ayew for GW31 also options.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keep for Norwich and then get Deeney or Jota

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This.

    6. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Keep but Norwich will probably win.

  2. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gtg for gw30 and correct bench? Have 1ft but want to save it

    Ryan
    Trent Lord Saïss
    Salah(C) Mane KDB barnes
    Jimi Ings(VC) DCL

    Pope wanbissa Cantwell Rico

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah gtg. Be prepared for blanks from Lord DCL though

      1. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Never know with DCL!

  3. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    For those who plan to WC33, BB34 and FH37 i just realised that most probably these teams will blank in gw34 (mancity manutd Arsenal Leicester Chelsea, maybe Wolves of Sheffield too), so this will force us to go low on teams above from gw33 to gw36!!

    I think im out of this plan and will switch to FH34 WC35 BB37, these will make us still have all best players from the teams that will black in gw34..

    Anyone with same prospective ?

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They should also play in the midweek in 34 too

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      GW34 has a midweek slot to make it a DGW so most of those teams will play 1 game then.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not going to be many doubles?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Maybe 2 doubles

      2. Releasebreaks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        This is good news, in this case i might stick to my 1st plan..Will these slots be announced just after gw31?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Very likely. Hopefully before 32.

    3. RedLightning - The Last Ten…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      We can't be certain which matches will be played in which midweek till the new dates for the postponed matches are announced, which we should hear before GW33.
      The TV companies may decide to spread them out evenly between the GW34 and GW37 midweeks, which might possibly result in some teams having no matches in GW34 and then two in GW37, but we won't know how many or which ones till they announce the new dates.
      If there are both blanks and doubles in GW34, then FH34 followed by WC35 and then BB37 looks like a good plan.
      There may however be more rotation in GW37, so we can't be absolutely certain at this stage which plan will work out better.

  4. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is this enough cover for GW 31? Save FT this GW, then mini-WC for GW 31 (alternatively one FT this GW/two for 31):

    (no GK *playing Henderson*)
    Alexander-Arnold -Doherty - (X)
    Salah - Traoré (inury depending) (X)
    Jiménez - (X)
    (McCarthy- Aubameyang - Hayden - Fernandes)

    The trouble with this plan is that I'm relying on Traoré playing…

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Woops, that's an incorrect draft. Will be:

      (no GK)
      TAA -Doherty - (X) - (X)
      Salah - Traoré (inury depending)
      Jiménez - (X)

      Not playing: Henderson - McCarthy- Aubameyang - Hayden - Fernandes - Stevens - KDB

  5. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Early thoughts on transfers this week? or save FT for 31 blank?

    Henderson
    TAA Boly Stephen's
    KDB Mane Salah Pepe
    DCL Jimi Jota
    Pope Fernandez Taylor Mooy

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      0.3 ITB

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Save

    3. LEWANGOALSKI
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Save

  6. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    GW31 team would be this.
    Pope
    TAA Gomez Boly Taylor
    Alli Salah
    Jimenez Wood

    Thinking of leaving this it at this. Really don’t want to take any hits. What do you reckon?

    1. Tinkermania
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looks good.

  7. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is it a risk getting in Wolves assets this week considering their next game vs West Ham is sandwiched between the two Europa League legs vs Olympiakos?

    Two days rest before the West Ham game...

    How nailed do you reckon Doh would be in this case..?

    1. Tinkermania
      2 months, 26 days ago

      50/50 I reckon.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Jimenez nailed. Doherty pretty much nailed. Jota not.

      1. Tinkermania
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Not really. If he puts too much emphasis on the Euro tie, important players could be rested.

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Funny enough they perform much better under pressure

  8. aborg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    If I save 2FT and FH on GW31, will I still have the 2FT for GW32?

    1. Tinkermania
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No.

  9. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    is a minus 20 to much to take over two game weeks? so be Minus 12 now and Minus 8 for 31

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Too much in my eyes yep

    2. Tinkermania
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Depends on the net gain.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No gain

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Why

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Do you mind sharing your “proposed” moves?

        1. Kane Lane
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I would but you could be in my league.

          1. LEWANGOALSKI
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Hahahahaha

      2. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        full 11 for GW 31

    4. michaelington
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Minus 20 is stupid. I’d rethink.

    5. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wtf

    6. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Great idea!

    7. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Go for it! 😉

      Tbh I once did that, got rid of all my deadwood and transferred Liverpool(?) players and Whu players for dgw. Arnie and Lanzini both hauled and I got nice green arrow. But the players I transferred in had good fixtures after that dgw. One Whu def became a problem though.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers for positive comment

  10. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I will be priced out of this
    Henderson+Ings ➡️ Wood+Pope=-4
    Leaves me 1.3 ITB to do Fleck ➡️ Sarr next week
    Should I do it?

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

    0ITB,No Wc,No FH

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Anyone?

      Has to be done tonight!

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Really? What should I do then

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I would wait until the pressers.

            1. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Why exactly?

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        What you recommend?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Save mate, and then you can take a hit and bring 3 players in.

          Traore and Fleck have to go for the 31 cause traore won't play probably and don't worry too much about hendo as you have McCarthy.

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Thank you

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Follow your gut.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I will thanks foo

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Ings will punish you imo and Wood probably blanks against Liv. Don't like it now tbh.

  11. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    H.Barnes to

    A Sarr
    B Doucoure

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      A

    3. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Both good, Sarr a bit better

    4. LEWANGOALSKI
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Sarr

  12. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Just did DCL > Jota...

    Gives me one more week of Ings and then can switch to Wood/Deeney and use remaining funds elsewhere.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Nice plan

    2. LEWANGOALSKI
      2 months, 26 days ago

      How long are u planning on keeping Deeney and Jota in your team ?

  13. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Any suggestions appreciated. Below is my current team for GW31

    Pope
    Robbo Saiss Rico
    Salah Mane
    Jota

    Blankers: Button Soy Lascelles KDB Grealish Cantwell Auba DCL

    currently have 1FT - any suggestions?

    could save this GW and use 2FT to try and get 9 out in 31 (or 8 as Rico probably wont play)

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Save, for me 9 decent players are ok for 31st.

      1. Brendan95
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        My thinking as well. Hopefully Rico plays otherwise it will be 8.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Rico or not still 8 haha

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Gtg wk 30?

    Play Sarr or Maddy?

    Looks sideways but to get Mane, need to do Boly > Saiss to afford KDB > Mane?

    McCarthy

    Trent, Alonso, Boly
    Salah, Sarr, Bruno, KDB
    Jota, Jimenez, Vardy

    Pope, Maddison, Soy, Taylor

    1.8

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Play sarr and save.
      Get rid of Maddison as he's useless fpl wise and he's expensive.
      I would go for mads to Martial

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Both Maddison & Martial blank but Martials fixtures look nice?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I'll be tempted to go with 2 mutd players from 33 and on.
          Martial Fernandes

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Good idea.

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I am considering that but it is expensive if I want to get KdB (have Salah, Mane and Bruno already). One def might be good idea also. They are in form, have good fixtures and something to play for.

  15. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I already have Jiminez, what to do now:

    A) Ings —> Jota

    B) Perez/Grealish —> Sarr

    C) Perez/Grealish + ings—> Alli + Jota

    D) Hold and make these transfers over the next 2 gws.

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I’m going to try and save this coming gw if possible. Then sell Kdb, Perez and Cantwell to Alli, Antonio and Sarr

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        looks good

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        for Perez or Grealish ?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Tough one.
          I ll do the same and I'll get rid of H.Barnes but in your case it's a tough call.
          Perez it is

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            cheers

  16. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Should I use my Free Hit or just field 8 players for gameweek 31.

    Still have all my chips to use in the next 8 weeks.

    1. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Save

  17. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Antonio or Bowen for 31?

    1. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Both

  18. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    “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."

    I know it’s never wise to second guess Pep but that reads like both the Champions League and FA Cup will take priority over the league fixtures for the remainder of the season.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Please as saiss is waiting 1st on my bench.

      1. Gommy
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Snap

    2. BigBillyBass
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      They will lose to Newcastle. Mags’ name is already written on the cup

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Apart from Greenwood,who is the best option for 4.3?

  20. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Thinking now of rolling FT this week and doing all my moves in GW31. How do I look for GW30?

    1FT 0.3itb
    McCarthy
    TAA, VVD, Stevens
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes
    Auba, Jimi, Ings
    (McGovern) (Cantwell, Williams, Holgate)

    WC in 32/33, FH34, BB37

    Cheers

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I also have Barnes but I am thinking either save or swap for sarr.

      Maybe that?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Trouble with that is I need to drop Fernandes and not Barnes to Sarr to afford Doherty in GW31. And obv would rather keep Fernandes a season long as possible!

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Maybe get rid of Auba and upgrade your holgate to Doherty

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yeh it’s an option. Holgate > Doherty was already going to be one of my moves.

            Tbh I don’t see a need to rush in Sarr for GW30.

    2. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Same approach will have 6 players bgw31 and will use chips later

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers mate. I’m considering a -8 in GW31 to have these 8:

        Pope
        TAA, VVD, Doherty
        Salah, Sarr
        Jimi, Jota

      2. Nightf0x
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I have salah mane taa boly.will add jota pope & valuing a -4 to make it 7 players maybe antonio but im afraid the hit wont worth it

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Stevens injury is problem for me also. Same calf strain again 🙁

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        You could also consider Saiss for two weeks imo. Then get Doh with WC? Not optimal, but are you happy to play Holgate or Williams. Both look like 1-2 pts imo.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Could work.

          You’re right of course re. Stevens.

          Holgate > Doherty was the biggest part of my GW31 move but that obv needs other moves to fund it. Yes I could just get a cheaper Wolves def and wait until 32/33 for Doherty but have a feeling he’ll have had his best by then!

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I ditched KdB after his injury. He might not be risked against Bur. But I doubt you want to ditch him for -4.

  21. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I still have bb and fh.
    I'll navigate through 31 with 9 players without hit and then I'll fh on 37.

    Any ideas when to use my bb?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Next DGW?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        34 will only have 2 doubles probably..
        Not sure but maybe it's a good play if I get 14 players to play

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Can you not FH34 and BB37 which is the bigger DGW?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        I don't rate highly the bb chip.
        I prefer to field 11 players in my fh as we might have 12 doubles

  22. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Dcl to jota or gw31 ings to jota?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Wolves play Thursday.

  23. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Vardy hatty incoming

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Quite possibly.

  24. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    On WC:

    A) Aguero
    B) Glenn Murray

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      C) Benteke

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 26 days ago

        D) Lukaku?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          He would be R)

  25. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Enda Stevens owners, what is your plan? Play Soy sauce or transfer him to Aurier? Something else? He will probably blank twice now and has after that more sour fixtures 🙁

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I'm keeping.. I would keep if i have a replacement as shieffeld looks solid defensively and playing for something also they have 2 double gameweeks.

  26. Flubber
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Team this week

    GK : Ryan - Pope
    Def: Dunk - TAA - C.Taylor - Kiko - Holgate
    Mid: Mane - Salah - KDB - Saka - Cantwell
    Fw : Auba - DCL - Jimi

    Gw 30: Dunk out - Saiss in

    Gw 31 : KDB and Holgate out - Doherty and Alli in for -4

    GW31 Starting :

    Pope
    Saiss - TAA - Doherty - Kiko - C. Taylor
    Mane - Salah - Alli
    Jimi

    Good Plan or any other suggestions ?

  27. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    14 years playing this fpl and this has to be the most boring season of the lot. The league is not exciting as good as over since christmas. Plus from a fantasy perspective the lack of consistency of all of the main chasing pack has made the game a lottery in my opinion. How can you go near Leicester, Man United, Aresnal and Chelsea. They could win one game and lose the next.
    Also Man City are riddled with rotation, Spurs are all over the shop.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      What's your overall rank?

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        You know it 😉

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Didn't think it was linked. Similar season for me, too many mistakes.

      2. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Happenstance I'm sure

      3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Awful about 500k at the moment a culmination of bad decisions early on and using chips badly. But aside from that the season seems to be just petering out in general.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Still plenty of gains to be made. Avoid the rubbish and stick to the form like United.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Exactly this

    3. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      I agree, which is why I sold Salah, Mane and KDB. Maybe not the smartest moves but certainly reinvigorating.

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      If everything was too easy, fpl wouldn't be exciting.

    5. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      is this because

      your rank -1 > 0 ?

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        No not just that I did just as badly another season where I had sturridge and saurez. Kept captaining the wrong one and refused to get ramsey. But it seemed fun then there at least to be a logic or pattern to it.
        I could understand it.
        Even this week I was set to use BB but changed my mind (because I doubted the consistency of the teams to keep clean sheets) left with Henderson 7, Fernandez 7 and lascelles 6 on the bench!

        1. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          I did same dude

          Had Hendo and Lund on bench - 19 points down the drain
          If the game was predictable there would be no point to it

  28. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is Aguero crock a doodle doo’d?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      He is a deldo yes

  29. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    I've got Pepe in my wc and now i am thinking to sell for Antonio/Sarr.Any thoughts?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Looks good.. I like sarr more and may consider Alli again but spurs form is a worry atm.

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        cheers.Probably will get Alli in gw31.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Hopefully an open game on Wednesday.

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        cheers.A good result for Arsenal could change things.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Don't think Brighton is a great fixture tbh going off previous games. Will be losing him in 30 or 31 for sure.

          1. wulfranian
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            cheers TM.Agreed with that,bad history for Arsenal.

  30. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Do you lose your extra transfer if you free hit?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Boo

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      9 years on here - fast learner?