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. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Chances of K D B playing on Wednesday?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      70%

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      blooming hope he is out

      but knowing my luck a 0 point cameo off the bench with a YC

      no one really knows, apart from Pep and ginger himself, and maybe the tea lady Doris

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      50% at best.
      The way the season is going, a no show and lots of autosubs/vcs.

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        lovely stuff please

        would be my first proper bench jam this season

        although Lund will be on a lot of benches I think. Maybe Man U defenders as well

      2. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Doubt he'll play. City 7 points ahead of Leicester and champions league to look towards. Can't see it.

  2. Flubber
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 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

    Worth it to take -8 and get Wood or Deeney for DCL ? and field 11

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Think DCL does anything vs Pool?

      1. Flubber
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        I hope there will be goals in that game.
        I think DCL to Wood or Deeney for gw30 is sideways.

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Deeney at home is decent but can see your point.
          DCL might have a DGW in 34 so more about if you think Wood/Deeney can get a return in 32 and onwards.

          1. Flubber
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yes I think I will only take -4 and field 10 players.

            The only headache now is to find the best way to utilise the WC - BB - FH

            Thank you for your response.

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I am also considering ditching DCL, but I fear that I might want him back and either Wood or Deeney might blank. That would cost two transfers an is perhaps too much imo.

          1. Flubber
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yes I think I will keep DCL because I would be taking -4 hit for it. But for free I would definitely do it

  3. Ayew Shaw
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Just done transfer? Have I messed up?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Aurier
    Salah Grealish Richarlison Martial Traore
    Aubameyang Jimi

    Subs: Button Greenwood Williams Lascelles

    Transfer: Ings > Jimi

    1. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      good transfer

  4. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Its a disaster for a few months now. Drop from 350k to 900k in 9 gw.

    Below is my team:

    Ryan
    TAA Lascelles Soy
    Salah Mane KdB Sarr Cantwell
    Auba Jimenez

    Sub: Ryan Stephens Greenwood Simpson

    1 FT & 0 ITB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Too many Ryans is probably the reason.
      Looks a decent team, 6 for 31 is a bit low given the quality.

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Wth Ryan doing there? Switch from Pope to Ryan one of my biggeat flaws of this season. Lol.

        Yeah. Need to sell Mane or Salah to restructure my team. Which one to get rid TM?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          The restructure is Auba out.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            and/or maybe KDB

          2. Moose™
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Played TC on him this week. Not looking good tho.

            Still have WC, BB, FH atm. Looking to recover to finish at least Top 100k. Lol

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Check my team. Having both Salah and Mane has worked for me. You need Bruno and perhaps Martial.

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      two Ryan's better than one?

      your team looks like the template from GW25

      you need Man U midfield, plus one of DCL or Ings

      but you might have to wait till after 31 now

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Even with 2 Ryans cant outscore Pope. Lol

        In order to get them, need to get rid Mane or Salah tho. Or, might be KdB. 3 prem mids, takes too much funds lol

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Defence is a bit stretched too.

          1. Moose™
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Lose Auba/KdB might do wonders for my team. I can get Doherty in!

        2. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          I'd be tempted to lose Kevin if City get through CL, going to be rotation nightmare and they are a million points behind Liverpool now

          1. Moose™
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Hes a mainstay imo. But, needed to take some risk to climb up the rank. Will relook on it

            1. baps sniffer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Salah and Mane both are nice differential, owned below 17% where it matters. If you want to climb, keep them.

  5. D.Glynn
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Ings to....?
    A) Dcl
    B) Wood
    C) Giroud
    D) Deeney

    1. D.Glynn
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Dont have any other player from any of those teams.
      Fh 31 so blank doesnt matter.

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      DCL for Liverpool and then blank?

      would go Jota

    3. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B...in gw31

  6. Bezz82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Quick question,

    If you have 2 free transfers an activate the free hit, do you list the other transfer for the next week.

    So it goes back to one free transfer? Many thanks

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cambridge FPL tripos

      answer = yes

    2. Bezz82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lose not list

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Get your old team back and 1 FT.

  7. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Hend (Pope)
    TAA VVD Soy Lund (Aurier)
    Salah KdB Bruno Martial (Gund)
    Jimi Ings (DCL)

    GTG?

    3m ITB, 1FT

    1. Flubber
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Yes.

      Unless if you are not using the FH in gw31 then I would probably transfer Soy out for Doherty or Saiss

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Yes might do that and also Ings to Jota week after

        thanks

    2. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Rich man

  8. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    No Perez, Vardy and Chilwell in team vs Villa

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers Brendan.

      1. Niho992
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 days ago

        You re welcome Mr. Obvious

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          You could have linked the tweet to give it some meaning.

          1. Niho992
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Humour level beginner

    2. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lol really?

      1. Bushwhacker
        2 months, 21 days ago

        What a load of bollocks. Leicester aren’t announcing teams 24 hours in advance ffs.

  9. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Saka and Ings
    To
    Sarr and Jota?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      In 31 as both Ings and Saka good 30 fixtures

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        But Ings is done

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Didn’t have chance really due to red card but looked lively-certainly keeping for week 30 as could get somebody Norwich

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Not until Jota plays, could easily be rested in PL

  10. Teahupo'o
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Ings to Jota tonight or save?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Stephens
    Salah Mane Bruno Perez
    Auba Jimenez Ings

    (Button, Cantwell Williams Tanganga)
    1FT 0.5ITB

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Save

      1. Teahupo'o
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks

        0.2 swing but probably sensible to wait for Europa League.

  11. Manumana
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    A. Boly
    Or
    B. Siass

    Thanks

    1. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I did saiss, seems to do quite well for bonus points

      1. Manumana
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks

  12. Soto Ayam
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Who do think scores more:

    A) richarlison home to liv or
    B) Bruno away to tot

    ?

    Thinking a myself

    Cheers

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

      1. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Think LFC can keep a CS at Eve?

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Chelsea managed it.

          1. Soto Ayam
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Quite a convincing argument considering Chelsea's defence. Surely the local derby and passion involved will creat more opportunities?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 21 days ago

              Last 2 meetings have been 0-0 at Goodison.

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      b

    3. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Thanks

  13. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Cannot decide which 3rd Wolves player to get, who would you go for??
    Have Boly and Jimmy currently,
    A- Saïss
    B- Doherty
    C- Jota
    Thankyou folks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Europa League result may give you a big clue.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Ooo yeah Of course, willy be watching it closely then!!

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          *i will be

    2. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers fellas, I think B is what I’m most exited too do tbh!! Thanks for your opinions too

    4. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I bought A a few weeks ago to save money. He's okay, but B is by far the best pick of the three.

  14. Taegugk Warrior
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Ings to Jota..?

  15. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    One question...

    Ayew Jordaning?????

    More points than Harry Kane, on Sergio Agueros tale, and 5.1m!

    Legend!!!

    FPL gem of the season and I don't even want to hear otherwise.

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Come on- Lundstram has 20 points more, and started the season at4m

  16. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Best move here? Planning to WC33, BB34, FH37, TC(tbc):

    A) Soy -> Boly
    B) Perez -> Sarr
    C) A + B
    D) Soy & Perez -> Kiko & Antonio

    Ryan
    TAA, Aurier, Soy
    Salah, Mane, Moura, Perez
    Auba, Ings, Ayew

    Button, Stephens, Williams, Dendoncker
    Bank 0.2m, 2FT, all chips

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B probably as Perez is predicted to be out tonight.
      Either way, too many games to be played

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Missed the Perez news - link?

        1. TorresMagic™
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Scroll up, no Vardy it seems either.

  17. Atwood
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone else hoping for a Lundtsram miracle? Need KDB to be out of the squad midweek for him to come on from my bench.

    1. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Half way there, right?
      Pep quotes before derby were "strange". Madrid and Newcastle games are the important ones (he has 3 games before those - now only two)

      1. TorresMagic™
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        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Could be including Liverpool.

  18. rjcv177
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Evening guys.
    Good to save? Who to C?

    Krul
    Taa, alonso, doherty
    Salah, pepe, mahrez, sarr
    Auba, ings, jota

    Pope, saka, cathcart, taylor

  19. sthelenslad92
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Current team for GW30:

    Patricio
    TAA - VVD - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Barnes - Sarr
    Auba - Jimenez - Ings
    (Button, Saka, Stevens, Cathcart)

    Do you think KDB will be fit for Burnley? Would quite like to have 2FT's going into GW31.

  20. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    big decision on whether to sell KDB or Auba

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      or both

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        nah

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Im selling auba for mane.

  21. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Which approach is best pros?

    Guaita, 4.0*
    TAA, Robbo, Stevens*, Chilwell*, Taylor
    Salah, KDB*, Maddison*, Saka*, Cantwell*
    Ings*, Auba*, Jimenez

    0.0 ITB, 1FT

    A) Auba, stevens, Chilwell, Maddison, Cantwell -> Wood, boly, Doherty, Antonio, saiss for -12 over 2 weeks
    B) free hit GW31

    If I take the hits I will WC in 32 or 33

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Have BB? Can't get 3 Wolves defenders.

      1. fish&chips
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Saiss should be Sarr*

        Yes, I still have BB, WC & FH

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Given that GW31 is thought to be low-scoring, I don't see how the hits will pay for themselves, especially if you wildcard straight after.

      1. fish&chips
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah, this is the concern but I figure if just 1 of the 3 I bring in for hits scores a goal + bonus I'll make up the hits when appearance points are taken into consideration

  22. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    those not playing FH in GW31, how many playing are you aiming to have?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      8 or 9

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I already have 8 (by accident, not by design), and I'll aim to have only 9 so I can have 2 FTs for the week after.

    3. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Pope
      Taa, doh, taylor
      Salah, alli, sarr
      Jota, wood

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        thinking of getting Wood in for Ings GW31

    4. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      nice, I'm looking at 9 too

    5. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      9 without hits

  23. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Own Jimz and Boly.

    Who do I get in.

    A) Jota
    B) Doherty

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I'm probably going Doherty for my third Wolves player. Looking at Wood in that price range up front.

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Doherty.

  24. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Early suggestions for this team? Any way of avoiding playing the fh chip for 31?

    McCarthy
    Taa Doherty Stevens
    Salah kdb Bruno grealish
    Auba Jimmy ings

    Button soy dunk dendo

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      With 5 including Dendo, it's a bit stretched.

      Obvious sells soon are Ings, Auba/KDB(up to you), GK depending on chips, a defender.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        So you reckon FH in 31 and WC before 37? Cheers

    2. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      don't really see the issue...one hit and you got 8

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Will 8 be good enough though? Lots of people might be using FH.

    3. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I don't see the point of avoiding the free hit just for the sake of it - use it when your team tells you to, which in this case looks like it's GW31, unless you want to field 7 players.

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Could get 8 with a hit or 2......still better to play the FH?

  25. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Price Changes - 9th March 2020

    🔺  Jota (6.4)

    🔻  Ings (7.1)

    1. ted mcsheenery
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lots of 0.2 team value changes.

    3. marquinhos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      lol

    4. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers Rainy.

    5. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Casuals doing bits

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        This isn't really a casual move though, is it

    6. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Lost 0.2
      Need to see the UCL results though before making transfers

    7. Iggy pop
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      losing a lot of team value this past few days!

  26. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Does it makes sense for me to FH 31 and starting building a 34/37 team? WC already used

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Depends on how many GW31ers in team.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Now I have 5, Boly , Jiminez, TAA, Salah and Mane, 2fts atm to.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 10 Years
          2 months, 21 days ago

          Your call then, you have the quality ones.
          Could use FTs to get 8 or use the 2 FTs to build for DGWs in 30 and FH31

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 21 days ago

            Yeah need to have a good think about it, feeling the FH 31 is best atm.

      2. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        ive got 6 for the blank. i feel i need to FH because theres no-one from the teams playing i want to bring in

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      yes FH, ignore 31 and build for 34, no brainer really

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Do not FH31
      You can easily 8 good players going forward to WK34
      Most non FHing teams will have same players - the extra 3 you get in will not be that great
      A FH in DGW34 will give you more options
      Just my opinion- seems to be different to others though

  27. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Just done Ryan Kelly Ings > Pope Tanga Jota -4 don't know how to feel about it seeing how I had Ryan all season.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Shold be fine, you'll get it back in 31 if not earlier.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks for reassurance. I'm gonna do another hit next week take out Vardy and Perez to Wood and Alli then I will have a full 11 if Rico comes of the bench.

        Pope
        Tanga Boly Trent Rico*
        Salah Mane Alli
        Wood Jota Jimz

  28. yakirh
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Is there a chance for Rico to get his spot back?

    1. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I wouldn't count on it.

    2. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I think there's a possibility.
      On the Bournemouth forums they seem to think he's the best left back and should be in the starting XI.

  29. waldo666
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Planning for no FH 31, how do these moves look over the next two weeks?

    Grealish, Lascelles, Vardy to Sarr/Alli, Docherty and Wood?

    That will leave me with 9 (including Traore)

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No c in Doh, will be popular moves.

      1. waldo666
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        My humblest apologies, TM.

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    What is avg amount of players left to play? I have Barnes, Perez and Aubameyang (c), hoping to maintain a green.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Who is your Perez autosub? Rumoured to be out with Vardy.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 days ago

        Oh great, Fleck 🙁

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Well I was hoping on Vardy but seems he's out (of the starting squad anyway) if the tweet above is to be believed. Other than that I have KDB (maybe), Grealish and Lascelles off the bench.

      Quickly turning into a mare.