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. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Hello dz. Best trio to complete my gameweek 31 team?

    A) Aurier, Alli, Jota
    B) Doherty, Alli, Wood
    C) Aurier, Sarr, Jota

    Boly TAA X
    Salah Mane Moura X
    Deeney Jimenez X

    1. BNMC
        3 months, 29 days ago

        B. I'm not a fan of Aurier.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers

      • Soto Ayam
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Doherty, sarr, Jota

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            It's not an option as i own Boly

        • La Vida Latte
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          B

          1. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Thanks

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Saw news here that no vardy perez chillwell..Trustable?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Lets see, reliable till now. Time will tell...

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

            Thanks..

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

          Who has posted about that?

        3. Bushwhacker
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Not in the slightest.

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

            The guy has not been wrong before....

          • Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Same source who had the Vardy news early last time.

        4. The Cherry Picker
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Disappointed to find out just now that Aguer(o) was taken off early with a suspected injury. Is there any chance he plays vs Arsenal?

          1. Bushwhacker
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Didn’t look like anything bad but Pep has been pretty clear the FA Cup and CL are the only thing he cares about so zzz

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Jesus protected

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

              Had an icepack strapped to his thigh apparently. If, and I emphasise the if, it is a hamstring injury I can't see him playing against Arsenal.

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

                Knee

              2. Pukki Party
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                Ice treatment after CL game too

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

            Schmeichel
            TAA Robbo Boly Stephens
            Salah(C) KDB Grealish
            Ings Jimenez Auba

            Button Traore Taylor Romeu

            1 FT. GTG this week?

            And should I play Stephens or Traore?

          3. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Thinking of getting in Alonso for Villa can also afford Fernandes (away to spurs). Which should I get?

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

              Depends on who you sell.

            2. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Alonso a good shout long as u manage to field enough in 31

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

              Fernandes could be one of the best captain picks this gw, considering MUN's form compared to TOT's.

              1. Bushwhacker
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  Did you watch any of their recent games? Ridiculous refereeing decisions do not equal form. Mourinho is highly unlikely to be terribly aggressive either ; bus vs bus.

            4. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Hey lads, thoughts on this move :
              Aub+Mahrez->Jota+Mane (hit) Y?N

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

                Yes

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

                In 31, sure.
                Could sting in 30.

                1. what's my name
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  thx fellaz

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

              Doesn't look like Pep cares about the league.
              With KDB as my only MCI player & the crucial 2nd leg v Real coming up, I feel like going Cityless really soon.
              Even if KDB plays a part this Wednesday, I feel Pep won't risk him v BUR, just before Real.

              What's your plan with MCI players?

              1. what's my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 29 days ago

                got mahrez and KDB thinking to dump mahrez but leaving KDB out gives better options

              2. BNMC
                  3 months, 29 days ago

                  I'm not sure what I'd do with the KDB money so I plan to hold. I'd consider Bruno but I already own him.

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

                    I got Bruno too but not Mane. Could do Leno+KDB to Pope+Mane after gw30.
                    That move would leave 0 in the bank if done now, so I hope price changes don't block me out of it till then.

                    1. BNMC
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Not sure how I feel about Salah and Mane double. I imagine they will take their foot off the gas once the league is won and they'll shift their attention to the UCL, which could mean more rotation.

                        Obviously it depends if Atleti knock them out.

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

                          Wednesday's match will be very interesting from a tactical point of view.
                          We expect Simeone to park the aircraft carrier but he can't just go there and defend.
                          With LIV not at their best at the back lately, an Atletico counter attack threat could ruin LIV's qualification hopes pretty early.

                          1. BNMC
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              Last season Atleti were in a similar situation. They beat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg but it was completely undone by a CR7 masterclass.

                              They will definitely have to score a goal to make things difficult for Liverpool.

                              1. Bushwhacker
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  We aren’t playing well at either end of the park. Hendo may be back to help, missing Allison is huge though. Easy to see the dirty cheating Spaniards going through on away goals ... Bournemouth got the result.

                      • Bushwhacker
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          KBD is the only player worth considering and as you say he could be rested near any cup games. Definitely on the chopping block.

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

                        Best transfer here in gw 31? (2FT, 1.6 itb)

                        A: Traore + Auba + Gomez > Mane + Wood + Boly(-4)
                        B: Gomez + Traore > Doherty + Sarr
                        C: Traore + KDB + Gomez > Mane + Doucoure + Swiss (-4)
                        D: Any other

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

                        (Pope - Basham - Cantwell - Taylor)

                        1. Pukki Party
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          A but Gomez to Boly this week and save the hit

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

                            Cheers mate.
                            Keeping KDB or other city assets?

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

                          C

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

                        Regarding bgw31, I already own
                        TAA Doherty Saiss Taylor
                        Salah Sarr
                        Jota
                        and plan getting Pope & Mane (or McNeil) to have 9 players.
                        No Jimenez could hurt but I think Saiss could cover his points.

                        Are there any others you think could hurt if not owned?

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

                          Maybe Alli or Wham assets.
                          But I think you have a good core for gw 31.

                      • Nightcrawler
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 29 days ago

                        Round 1 with no DGWers couldnt go any better

                        Hopefully a dull game at the eithad

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

                          Before Pep's comments, starting line up & actually MCI's performance last night, I thought ARS wouldn't stand a chance on Wednesday.
                          If MCI don't improve, I wouldn't rule out an ARS win at the Etihad.
                          MCI seem fragile & uninterested in the PL.

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

                        My potential chip strategy, having used TC & WC, is BB 37 & FH 38.
                        Having WCed in gw29, I already have the new template of Alonso TAA Doherty Fernandes Jota DCL so I don't see any big changes needed too soon, apart from some MUN def cover after gw31.
                        A few hits here & there may be taken.
                        As for BB in gw37, I may take as many hits as needed to maximise on decent doublers (a hit for a player who'll play twice really costs -2) irrelevant of gw38 since that will be free hit territory.
                        FHing then also enables the luxury of tinkering up to the last second before gw38 deadline, waiting for all possible fitness & rotation updates.
                        Last season, FH 38 got me more than 90 pts and since I currently don't see another gw screaming to play FH on, I may well play it then to go out with a bang.

                        What do you think?

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 29 days ago

                          FH 31, plan for 34 and 37 with FT and the players you want now ...

                        2. Bushwhacker
                            3 months, 29 days ago

                            Got to FH in the biggest double game week surely?

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

                              The biggest double is ideal for BB in my opinion.
                              Could be as many as 32 chances to get points from players if they all double.

                        3. Better luck next year
                            3 months, 29 days ago

                            8 players enough for GW?

                            Have Salah, Mane, TAA, Jimi and Pope, planning on getting three more in for GW 31

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

                              8 should be fine. Your current 5 will all be part of the bgw31 template.
                              Which ones do you plan to bring in?

                              1. Better luck next year
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Doherty, Jota and someone from Spurs or Watford perhaps?

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

                                    Not sure about TOT players considering their form & mood.
                                    Sarr? McNeil? Taylor?

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

                              Guys for gw31

                              Mcarthy* button*
                              Taa saiss soyu * oconell* Rico*
                              Salah Mane kdb* Barnes* mooy*
                              Auba* ings* greenwood*

                              One ft 0.5itb

                              Not going to FH

                              A) save ft this week and do ings barnes kdb to Jimenez sarr Alli for -4
                              B) save ft this week and do ings barnes kdb greenwood to jota sarr alli wood for -8
                              C) save ft this week and do ings barnes kdb greenwood to Jimenez jota sarr Antonio for -8....

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

                                Anybody suggest please...

                              2. JT11fc
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                A

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

                                  Thanks

                            3. marzo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              Anything standing here to do? * Have a game in 31.

                              *Pope.
                              *TAA, *Saiss, Stephens.
                              KDB, *Mane, *Salah, Barnes.
                              Ings, *Jota, Auba.
                              Stek, **Dendoncker, Holgate, Williams.
                              1ft, 0.2mil.

                              Holgate, Barnes, Ings,
                              Dendoncker, KDB, Aubameyang all on the chopping block.
                              No issue with taking a hit or two this GW or next.

                            4. Amey
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 29 days ago

                              Fellow Vardy owners.
                              What to do ??
                              😀
                              Sell or hold ??

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

                                kDB another problematic one in the team. 😕
                                Feeling like -4/-8 incoming !

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

                                  Lots of cash to play with too, if you sell these 2.

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

                                    Exactly
                                    Too much ££

                                2. The Units
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  If he does not play this week he will be out for Jota and then KdB out as well I reckon for GW31.

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

                                    Yeah

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

                                Sell

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

                                  Thanks

                              3. Lucky Z
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                Glad I finally sold him for Auba even considering he does not delivered yet

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

                                  Nice

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

                                Easy sell surely

                                Plenty of cheap value up top and power backline available - Martial too of course.

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

                                  Hmm
                                  Maybe i should've listened all earlier 😮

                              5. FOO FIGHTER
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Wait for tonight 🙂

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

                                    Of course

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

                                  If LEI don't show signs of improvement tonight, the case to sell will be even more justified.
                                  Holding him way longer than deserved resembles the patience many showed with Sterling earlier in the season.

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

                                    Stubbornness !
                                    🙁

                                • Lignja
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  He is my diferential in cash leagues :(((

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

                                    Feel for you mate

                                • Old Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Let's see what happens tonight

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

                                    Fingers crossed !

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

                                  Keeping I think.

                                  KDB is the one I reckon I will sell though. Bruno is a great replacement

                                  There’s no replacement for Vardy at that price point

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

                                    Exactly ...
                                    I'm leaning towards similar move. Maybe I'm stubborn with Vardy but ...

                                • Bushwhacker
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    See how he does tonight. If he can’t score home to Villa ...

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

                                      Vardy is out. Apparently

                                    2. Amey
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Yep

                                • Lucky Z
                                  • 2 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Martial | Greenwood => McNeil | Wood

                                  Too agressive for GW31 for 2FTs or looks fine?

                                  Gives me 10 players:

                                  TAA Robertson Saiss Taylor
                                  Salah Alli Doucoure McNeil
                                  Jimenez Wood

                                • Disturbed
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                  Auba kdb > mane wood? Trying to set up for 31 without using FH.

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

                                    You could give this move 1 more week since Wood plays away to MCI.
                                    Not that he couldn't do some damage there, with Ederson & Otamendi circus.

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

                                  For Henderson owners, with MUN-SHU postponed from gw31, have in mind that he can't play v MUN so no matter where that game moves, he'll only play once in that gw.

                                  1. Holmes
                                    • 6 Years
                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                    Don't think they will keep many CSs, planning to go without SHU defender.

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

                                      An attacking def like Stevens, or even Lundstram if he holds his starting spot, wouldn't be a bad shout on a dgw.

                                  2. BNMC
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      I might be bringing the Lord back if AVL-SHU is moved to a European midweek (which it very well could be)

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

                                        That ones in 34 SGW if SU beat Arsenal

                                        1. BNMC
                                            3 months, 29 days ago

                                            I think you mean if Arsenal win?

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

                                              No

                                              If SU win both they and Villa have 2 DGWs to come - that means their game is almost certain in 34

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

                                                Win or not, SHU have 2 DGWs, no?

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

                                                  Lose and they double in 34 and 37. Win and they have to find another week apart from 37

                                      2. Amey
                                        • 1 Year
                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                        Exactly the reason I'm looking to move him on for Pope whenever i can

                                    • PortoGuy
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                      Best third Wolves asset for BGW31?
                                      Already have Jimenez and Traore.

                                      A.Jota
                                      B.Doherty
                                      C.Moutinho
                                      D.Boly

                                      1. BNMC
                                          3 months, 29 days ago

                                          How about Saiss? He's a good value pick

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

                                            Right thanks, will look at him

                                        • Garth Marenghi
                                          • 4 Years
                                          3 months, 29 days ago

                                          B

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

                                            Thanks probably has the highest points potential alongside Jota and Jimi...

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

                                          A

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

                                            Cheers

                                        • Bushwhacker
                                            3 months, 29 days ago

                                            Saiss is good ; Traore seems like a 1 pointer... I have him too.

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

                                          Funny how desperate everyone was for Auba a few days ago and now I’m seeing plenty of posts about selling him

                                          1. BNMC
                                              3 months, 29 days ago

                                              The issue with Auba is he isn't really a player that has patches of good and bad form. He will score goals, but you need to keep him for a long period of time to get the best out of him.

                                              When you consider his price point as well as the variety of forward options at the moment, he seems like an obvious sell.

                                              For me, it's either I sell him now or I keep him until the end of the season.

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

                                              It's because he didn't get any points against the Hammers.

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

                                            Which 2 players to bench??

                                            A) Robertson (eve)
                                            B) Egan (new)
                                            C) Perez (wat)
                                            D) Deeney (LEI)
                                            E) Lascelles (SHU)
                                            F) Saiss (whu)

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

                                            Who would you sell this week?

                                            A) Ings
                                            B) Vardy

                                            1. BNMC
                                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                                Vardy. Ings has Norwich next.

                                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                                    Norwich are on the up. Wheels have come off at Soton again.

                                                    1. BNMC
                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                        I get that feeling too, but Saints tend to play better away from home. Also Vardy's GW30 fixture is worse.

                                                  • FOO FIGHTER
                                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                                      Ings

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

                                                      Both - Vardy first

                                                      Holding Vardy at this point is getting a bit bizarre. 14 points from 10 weeks. Fixtures over form gone wild.

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

                                                      Ings

                                                    • Bushwhacker
                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                        See what happens tonight.

                                                    • arkom
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                                      Soy / TAA / VVD
                                                      Salah / Martial / Maddison / KDB
                                                      Auba / Ings / DCL

                                                      1. Aurier 2. Cantwell 3. Rico

                                                      0,1£ ITB (1 FT)

                                                      A) DCL --> Jota
                                                      B) Aurier --> Saiss (play Saiss, bench DCL)
                                                      C) other?

                                                    • unitednations
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                                      Can’t seem to figure out a way to bring in Bruno and/or martial before gw33 WC by which time they will close to 9m.

                                                      Suggestions here with 1ft and 0.3m?Have 8 gw31 players

                                                      Ryan
                                                      Taa* Robbo* Aurier* — Boly* Rico*
                                                      Salah* Sarr* Kdb Perez
                                                      Jimmy* Ings Auba

                                                      How and when to bring in Bruno?

                                                      1. BNMC
                                                          3 months, 29 days ago

                                                          If you're willing to be a bit aggressive, take KDB out.

                                                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                              3 months, 29 days ago

                                                              This

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

                                                            Depends really how much you like Auba - great player in a very mediocre side.

                                                            If you take Ings to Ayew you could get close I imagine. Don’t snort at a Ayew: check form out - he’s best value as an attacker this season and has 50 from last 11 weeks

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

                                                              Happy taking them out but at this stage, no point taking Auba out for Bruno when he blanks in 31

                                                        • Holmes
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          3 months, 29 days ago

                                                          After GW31, which three forwards are you looking at? Other than Dominic and Jimenez, I'm not sure who to go with.

                                                          1. BNMC
                                                              3 months, 29 days ago

                                                              I'm keeping an eye on the relegation fighting strikers - Pukki and Samatta come to mind.

                                                              1. Holmes
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                Pukki could be good with those fixtures, need to see some form though.

                                                                1. Ginkapo FPL
                                                                  • 8 Years
                                                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                  Is Pukki fighting relegation or relegated?

                                                                  1. BNMC
                                                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                      Villa, Brighton, and Bournemouth are trash. Watford and West Ham are a bit inconsistent. I fancy Norwich's chances.

                                                                    • Holmes
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                      That question is like https://images.app.goo.gl/hHkkfcPXz3RUawAS7 😀

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

                                                                I’m watching Giroud. If he plays next week then in 32 I may bring him in.

                                                                1. Holmes
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                  No concern of Abraham?

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

                                                                    Yeh, always that’s a concern, that’s why I’m watching until 32/3

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

                                                                Wood, Deeney, Giroud

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

                                                                Is Rashford returning anytime soon?

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

                                                                  Who knows. Could we believe anything that comes out of Ole’s mouth regarding injuries?

                                                                2. BNMC
                                                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                    Him and Bruno could be tasty

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

                                                                  May be time for 4-4-2 or 3-5-2

                                                                  1. Holmes
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                    If it wasn't for BB, 3-5-2 would be my preferred formation. May just use BB in SGW and then WC instead of WC and then BB.

                                                                4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                  Jota

                                                                5. Amey
                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                  DCL Jimenez Vardy/Wood/Rashford*

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

                                                                I benched Perez this week. :0)
                                                                The trouble is I’m on BB this week! :0(

                                                                Oh and I have KDB(c) . It was going so well on Saturday.

                                                                1. Holmes
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                  Good thing you will have less headache in future and concentrate more on starting XI

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

                                                                    Yeh that’s the main reason why I used it this week. No WC meant more hits in the future to get a decent 15 out.

                                                              6. Eric Banternaaa
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                2FT 0.4ITB.

                                                                McCarthy Button
                                                                TAA Laca Rico Doherty Williams
                                                                Mane Salah Martial Cantwell Dendoncer
                                                                Aguero Ings Jimi

                                                                Pulled the trigger on Ings > Deeney last night before the price drop.

                                                                Next 2 transfers before GW31 will be Martial Cantwell > Sarr Bergwijn.

                                                                Leaves 0.1ITB and WC played in GW32. Thoughts?

                                                                1. Pinky and De Bruyne
                                                                  • 7 Years
                                                                  3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                  Im trying to get Alli think he may hit some form

                                                              7. Pinky and De Bruyne
                                                                • 7 Years
                                                                3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                Is Jota even nailed worried he may not even start BGW31 ...

                                                                1. BNMC
                                                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                    It's right before international break, I'm sure he will start.

                                                                  • Holmes
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                    In current form, he should be nailed. Often gets subbed off after 60-70mins, so fitness/fatigue probably wont be an issue

                                                                    1. BNMC
                                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                        He hasn't played a full 90 since week 17

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

                                                                          Same pattern last season - it’s not an issue I think. You just know minutes are limited

                                                                  • balint84
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                    benchboosting in gw31? what do you think?

                                                                    1. BNMC
                                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                        Very odd.

                                                                      • Holmes
                                                                        • 6 Years
                                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                        31? Do you have 15 players in that week? :0

                                                                        1. balint84
                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                          3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                          after a wildcard in gw30 of course

                                                                          1. Holmes
                                                                            • 6 Years
                                                                            3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                            32/33 would be better I guess. Not many options in 31, would result in poor team for future GWs.

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

                                                                        What's wrong with a dgw?

                                                                      • Amey
                                                                        • 1 Year
                                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                        I'm not bothering about 11 from those teams. Let alone 15...
                                                                        Not for me

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

                                                                        I suppose it could earn you a weekly prize.

                                                                      • Old Man
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 8 Years
                                                                        3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                        Most of the players (definitely the "big" ones) you choose for BB will be replicated in other managers' teams. I certainly wouldn't do it then

                                                                        1. balint84
                                                                          • 4 Years
                                                                          3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                          thanks for the help

                                                                    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      3 months, 29 days ago

                                                                      Play one:

                                                                      A) Egan (new)
                                                                      B) Stephens (nor)
                                                                      C) Fernandez (SHU)