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Mitigating factors for Ings’ latest blank but owners begin to lose patience

Southampton 0-1 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m)
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) x3, Saint-Maximin x2, Federico Fernandez (£4.5m), Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) x1

Newcastle won away for the first time since Gameweek 15 despite a heroic performance from Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (£4.5m).

The winner came from Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), the mercurial winger bursting into the area and poking the ball past McCarthy with just over 20 minutes to go.

That ended a long stretch of defiance from the Saints, who were reduced to ten men when Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) was sent off after 28 minutes for a nasty, if clumsy, tackle on Isaac Hayden (£4.3m).

Saint-Maximin’s goal was only his second of the season – in a pleasing display of symmetry, his first came in the Magpies’ previous away win, 2-0 at Sheffield United.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce was keen to stress his player’s good and bad qualities post-match:

His natural ability is scary. He has a bit to learn too, and if he does, if he sorts the other bits out, we have a hell of a player on our hands.

Those ‘other bits’ involve Saint-Maximin’s decision-making and defensive duties, with the latter a major side of Newcastle’s game in recent weeks – Saturday’s clean sheet was their second in a row and fourth in seven Gameweeks.

Once Djenepo was dismissed, following an intervention from VAR, a Newcastle shut-out was always likely, although Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) was still called into action three times; enough for him to earn a combination of both save and bonus points for only the sixth time this season.

Decent returns from well-priced defenders is the major Fantasy attraction of Newcastle players of late, but Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) blew the chance of a big haul at St Mary’s Stadium.

The Scottish international, classified as a defender in FPL this season, has been used by Bruce as a midfielder for the past two weeks. His out-of-position credentials would have been given a big boost had he converted a penalty, awarded by VAR for a Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) handball at the end of the first half.

Unfortunately for Ritchie, McCarthy brilliantly saved the spot-kick as Newcastle’s attacking woes – they hadn’t scored for four league matches going into the encounter – continued.

To be fair to Bruce’s men, their lack of an end product was as much down to McCarthy as their own profligacy.

The Southampton keeper was a man inspired on Saturday, producing a superb triple-save to deny Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) and Miguel Almiron (£5.8m), twice, before pulling off another fine stop from a Gayle header and sealing the deal with the penalty.

McCarthy’s heroics earned him the maximum bonus award and his first double-digit haul of the campaign as Newcastle were kept to just the one goal scored from seven shots on target and a chance every 6.9 minutes.

Gayle, preferred up top to Joelinton (£5.5m), missed a big chance, while Almiron again caught the eye in an advanced role just off the striker, but the midfielder still lacks an end product to justify Fantasy investment.

The same could not be said of Saints striker Danny Ings (£7.2m), whose ownership and price tag went through the roof during a 13-goal run from Gameweeks 7 to 22.

He’s scored just once since then and was kept to only one attempt, off-target, against Newcastle. Playing in a side with ten men for 60-plus minutes certainly didn’t help, particularly as he was shunted out to the left flank of a 4-4-1 once Djenepo had been dismissed.

Whatever the mitigating circumstances, Fantasy managers have clearly had enough. Ings lost a net 248,005 owners going into the match and he’s currently leading the way for Gameweek 30 transfers out among FPL forwards.

A Gameweek 31 blank and a patchy schedule that follows won’t inspire investment in any Saints assets, particularly as there’s a nagging sense that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team, who sit a comfortable seven points above the relegation places, could be the first thinking about what this summer’s must-have beachwear might be.

The manager couldn’t fault his players’ commitment, however:

I cannot criticise my team for not doing everything, they left everything on the pitch. It was a good performance on our side.

Newcastle also have a Blank Gameweek 31, so Fantasy interest might be minimal in the short term, particularly for those FPL bosses who are stockpiling assets who actually have an unaffected game in that decimated round of matches.

The Magpies will then have to face Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester City during a mixed bag of a run-in but there are some more favourable fixtures around those clashes and the potential for an appealing-looking Double Gameweek 37 against Brighton and Aston Villa – although that hinges on the results of the FA Cup quarter-finals, with other permutations possible.


Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, Stephens, Valery; Boufal (Obafemi 85′), Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Djenepo; Ings, S Long (Adams 77′).

Newcastle United XI (4-4-2): Dúbravka; Rose, Lascelles, Fernández, Manquillo (Lazaro 72′); Saint-Maximin, Hayden (S Longstaff 79′), Shelvey, Ritchie (Joelinton 61′); Almirón, Gayle.

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653 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So, if Vardy is truly out I'll just have to make do with Fernandez point's from the bench.

    1. MaticMVP
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He might be on the bench though.. So you might be unlucky and get 1p from him :/.

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yep. Most likely too.

    2. Bring the Cavalry
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He’s meant to be on the bench, wouldn’t be counting those fernandez points just yet

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The way I see it, I have 60 points now and 54 if Vardy has 1p cameo 😆

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He is being transferred in though 😀

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Who? Vardy?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Siiting at over 50 with a blue arrow

  2. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I like the fact that people losing patience on KDB. They will be punished so bad...

    1. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      if he plays Arsenal he probably won't play Burnley though.. after blank I agree but it's a while away

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Look at the fixtures before RM, can’t punish if he isn’t playing 😉
      29 Wed Arsenal
      30 Sat Burnley
      Tues RM
      31 Sat Blank

    3. Fit_to_drop
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I dont think selling KDB is as big a risk for the run-in as it was, say, at earlier points in the season. He is injured, going to be minded for CL, rotation risk, as long as City keep 2nd place, he wont be as required by Pep.

      My money says Bruno probably matches his points tally from here to the end of season and you can pocket the spare cash.

  3. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Hi everyone, how’s it going?

    I’m still planning to navigate GW31 with FTs and then hit the WC in GW32.

    I’ve seen a few suggest they’ll WC later. Can I just check if I’m missing something obvious?

    We should know what the GW34 (and 37?) doubles and blanks are after 31 right?

    So the fact that we’ve got an international break after 31 also lends itself to a WC for 32, doesn’t it?

    Sorry if I’ve missed something glaringly obvious but I just wanted to check my planning was still sound!

    Thanks

    1. jane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I believe we will understand the DGWs after 31.

      Personally i am also factoring in TC so will play wildcard to time the bigger game week/BB and then see where best to use free hit and TC as i don't need to FH in 31.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks. WC 32 seems a sensible move then? I’ll reassess after 31 with that in mind.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A lot may or will need changing from your WC in 32, treat your FTs like gold dust

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        OK, thanks, what are you planning out of interest? Hard to foresee and optimal time to WC...

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I played my WC this week and it covered the 5 in the double and 11 players for 31.

          I will check the fixtures in 34 to see if there is a Triple Captain to be had, if not I will FH in 34 and plan for 37 (that’s 5 FT from from 32 onwards and even my FT for 31 may align with 37) and play the TC in 37

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Nice one, cheers. Good luck!

  4. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Dropped mane for the dgw with intent to get back for 31...... Now debating whether to do it for 30. Team looks ok, will depend on how arsenal perform v city as to whether I rage transfer any of their lot out, but their fixtures look good either side of 31

  5. Bring the Cavalry
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Has vinagre been RWB while Jonny has been injured? Not watched wolves last few games how has he looked might take a punt on him for 31 if Jonny is still out

    1. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      no, lwb. Doherty is the rwb

      1. Bring the Cavalry
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sorry that’s what I meant, how has he looked?

  6. Jullepuu
    2 months, 17 days ago

    About 2 weeks ago people were saying that Pool will keep it tight and not score too many goals while keeping clean sheets. Now after a few bad games people think the opposite. Weird but understandable.

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      TAA - Salah - Mane for the win!

      1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Could well be more points there but they of course they cost a lot more. Just funny how people's opinion took a 180 so fast

    2. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Its almost like people are fickle and don't know what they're talking about 😉

      1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Seems sideways to continuously switch between different Pool assets. Time will tell 😉

        1. Iggy pop
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          totally understandable ditching double pool defence right now

          1. Jullepuu
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Yes. That is what I said. Alisson is back for gw 32 though

    3. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I had Salah-Mane-TAA but dropped Mane when he got injured and went to Salah-TAA-VVD. Think I’ll stick for now as I’ve got bigger issues to correct elsewhere.

      1. Jullepuu
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'll monitor the situation for the next few. If they can't keep a cleansheet against Palace at home then it's time to get Mane back

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Fair. One to keep an eye on

          1. Jullepuu
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Only way for me to realistically get both Salah and Mane is to drop KDB. Doesn't feel right to do that or mess up my whole team just to fit Mane in. Tough. Hopefully the cleansheets will return soon

  7. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Play Williams (tot) or Bednarek (nor)?

    Looks closer than it is. Williams doesn't have cameos. He either starts or doesn't play. Whoever isn't playing is first sub naturally.

    United look good defensively. Spurs are cack.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Nvm he does have a few random cameos but still... Figure he'll start vs Spurs knowing Ole's team setup vs 'big teams'.

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm not sure he will start. In the reverse fixture Ole went full throttle with a 4231 because he knew Jose would park the bus. Same could happen here.

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah, Williams is more attacking and both have a pretty low CS chance, so I'd probably go with him.

      3. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Shaw came off injured, no idea how serious it is, but should give William's better chance of starting.

    2. markloe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      would start Bednarek as Norwich have scored 1 in their last 5

    3. Jullepuu
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Nor-Sou has more potential for a 0-0 than people actually think

    4. ZACTAY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think Ole will start Williams on Thursday and if shaws fit he’ll go for him against spurs

  8. arkom
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

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

    (Aurier / Cantwell / Rico)

    0,1£ ITB (1 FT)

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

  9. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Still havn't got a clue what to do with BGW31 🙁 Currently have 7 but no WC is an issue. Everyone around me in my ML have used WC aswell so we're all in the same boat. Wish i knew the GW34 fixtures now! What are non wildcarders doing??

    1. zorro121
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Getting 9 for 31 (without hits) and then FH in 37. Without a WC it means I don't have to think about getting in players for the 37 double and can focus on players with the best fixtures. Then FH in 37 to get the optimal 11 of doublers.

    2. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Starting 8 for a -4. Any more hits is just counter-productive

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      FH31. No brainer really as I only have 3 gw31 players. This means I already mostly dgw players by default so shouldn't be too hard to navigate and hits are better in a dgw than a blank gw

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm leaning towards FH31 aswell, and using my 2FT between now and 31 to start planning for GW37.

    4. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      If you have seven decent now, save FH imo. I have eight now and may actually get only one more and save 1 ft. (All chips but TC intact).

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        My only worry is the others in my ML will use the FH in 31, and if they have a good week i could be in trouble.

    5. Trossard or not Trossard
      2 months, 17 days ago

      By then I'll have 7, including one hit. I'm settling halfway for 7 solid players and opt to keep my free hit for a DGW

  10. Cheesyzoot
    2 months, 17 days ago

    DCL > Deeney this week?

  11. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Brought Ings in for Jimenez in GW24.

    Ings: 1, 2, 7, 2, 2, 1, 2 = 17
    Jimenez: 8, 2, 2, 5, 7, 2 = 26

    Only a 9 point swing I guess, but easily my second worst transfer of the season (other than Pulisic).

    Already ditched for Jota ahead of GW30.

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      You obviously didn't do Pope to Ryan

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mane to son in gw 18.. prompt red card, that was the end of the son experiment.
      Gw 19 son -> Kdb.

  12. The Mighty Whites
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    2FT, 0.0 ITB, thoughts?

    Guaita, Button

    TAA, Stevens, Boly, Fernandez, Taylor

    Salah, Mane, KDB, Barnes, Nakamba

    Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

    1. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thats the template from 3 weeks ago.

      Would consider ditching Vardy and maybe KDB as crazy as it sounds.

  13. The_Bucc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA, Robbo, Saiss, Lascelles
    KdB, Salah, Maddison
    Auba, Jimenez, Ings

    (Cathcart, Saka, Dendoncker)

    1 ft, 0.8m in bank.

    - double Liv defence becoming an issue, should I hold until GW31 at least?

    - Maddison is a 2 point merchant, need rid of him

    - keep front three as is?

    1. Jullepuu
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Don't see the point in removing players that play in gw 31 now. Liverpool should keep a cleansheet against Palace even with Adrian in goal. Maddison and Ings are the ones you should remove soon

  14. ALegendJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Who's to get as a second striker besides Jimenez:

    A) Deeney: Is Welbeck back threatening his minutes?
    B) Wood: Barnes threat?
    C) Wilson: Not value
    D) Jota: Rotation risk due to Europa

  15. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    DGW players working out well so far 😮

    Thankfully I only have KDB

    1. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Captain auba gonna get at least 2 goals against city to repay the -4 in took in him for trading him for kdb. I hope

  16. Soto Ayam
    2 months, 17 days ago

    For people saying they'll WC in 32, and FH in 37 (I'll most likely be doing the cave with BB in 34, why are you all WC in 32, wouldn't it make more sense to do it in 33? What if players you select in 32 get injured?
    Thanks

    1. jane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It's really hard to know when to WC or BB without knowing the fixtures and that's only coming after 31 during the IB

    2. The_Bucc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      team could be full of shite gw31 players (outside of LIV/WOL)

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Trip pool, trip wolves, double burnley defence, good setup for 31, and team isnt full of shite.
        Add is sarr who looks good value, that's 9 players, and you team shouldn't be crap.going forward.

    3. cigan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      because my team will be a big mess after the gw31 transfers

      1. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I'm only fielding 8 for a -4 so my gw 32 shouldn't be too bad

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yeah it's better to do it in 33.

      The other reason to do it in 33 is because 32 has Pool vs City.

  17. cigan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I'm looking at these 2 hits before 31 and then WC the following week. Worth it?

    - this week: Grealish & Holgate > Doherty & Sarr (-4)
    - next week: Auba & Saka > Jimenez & Alli* (-4)

    Ideally, I'd get Jimenez this week but I want to give Ings one last chance against Norwich (+ value tied up).

    Would leave me with these 10 players for GW31:

    Guaita
    TAA Gomez Doherty Cathcart
    Salah Alli Sarr
    Jimenez Deeney

    1. cigan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      * Alli could be Bergwijn, depends on their form before that

  18. Pinky and De Bruyne
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone think Janmaat will be back for BGW31 could be a cracking shout at 4m

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not sure if he'll be favoured over KIko, though.

  19. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What's better for GW 31 and 32:

    Boly, Pepe, Wood
    Williams, Bergwijn, Jota

    Basically it comes down to Boly and Wood vs Bergwijn and Jota. The former allows me to keep Pepe and play him for NOR in GW32.

    1. Jullepuu
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not much in it so based on game week 32, keep Pepe

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Is Pepe that much essential to go for?imo only asset who can pick from asnl is auba..

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He's not essential by any means, but he saves me a GW 32 transfer.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I have owned William, he starts when I bench him and is benched when I start him ... can’t really rely on that

  20. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Not getting enough replies guys

    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. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      C better than B.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        roll this week and reassess closer to the time

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Possible BGW31 FH. What you reckon?

    Lloris
    Doherty / Trent / Tarko
    Mané / Salah / Sarr / Alli
    Jimenez / Jota / Wood
    (4.0, Moura, Taylor, 4.0)

    1. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Standard/template.

      Everyone FH'ing will have almost exactly that team.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cool. I think that’s a positive reply 🙂

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Yes, sorry it is positive!

    2. Jullepuu
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Could be great. I might be the only one who believes that double Pool defence is better for gw31 but so be it lol

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Could be right yeah. I could add Robbo instead of Salah

        1. Jullepuu
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I just can't see Palace scoring even when Adrian is in goal. Seems fairly unlikely that Pool scores 3 or more past them because Palace knows how to park the bus. Or it ends 4-1 and people with double attack laugh at my face

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I'm too scared to risk picking the wrong one of Sane and Salah

            1. Jullepuu
              2 months, 17 days ago

              If I was on a free hit in gw31 (which I'm not going to be) I would be thinking that as well.

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Most people will have virtually the same team. Pope over Lloris, Aurier over Tark, Begwijn over Sarr for me, otherwise the same

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Cool. Is that good or bad? I’m guessing by most you mean on here?

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I don't think you need to be on here to see who to pick, not that many options tbf.

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Lloris seems a bit excessive, but Llo and Tark better than Pope and Spurs def I guess. Punt on a Fabianski special?
      Antonio over Moura?
      If you treat yourself to 3.9 spare keeper and 5th choice def can you do anything meaningful?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Not really. Got too much cash if anything, hence Moura at 7.1 as first sub

    5. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Regardless of their prices, I would prefer Pope+Aurier to Lloris+Tarko

    6. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Err.. No Antonio wtf 🙂
      I'd risk double Burnley defence over Lloris

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Possibly Antonio I guess yeah

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I see you have been held up for template picks. So you can always get Joel Ward and Dominic Solanke

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          🙂

  22. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Despite Tottenham being all out of sorts, I still like Dele Alli as an option for GW 31 and possibly beyond:

    - 7 Big Chances across the last 4 matches
    - 11 Goal Attempts - all from Inside The Box, across the last 4 matches
    - Averaging a Shot Inside The Box every 25 minutes
    - Playing OOP
    - On pens with Son and Kane out

    Can do Grealish > Alli for free, which I think will do this week.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Interesting stuff. Thanks.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Nice move. He is a bit of a troll though

  23. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    So, gonna FH GW31,
    But no idea how to improve this team in the meantime:

    Ryan Pope
    TAA VVD Stevens Doherty Fernandez
    Salah Richarlison KDB Grealish Cantwell
    Jiminez DCL Ings
    1FT, 0.3ITB

    Grealish and Ings should be addressed maybe?
    Anybody got any thoughts?
    Cheers

  24. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Good morning all!! People with double Liverpool defensive options are you keeping for gameweek 31 or is it worth switching one out to double up with Salah and Mané ???

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I'm keeping will most probably just use my 2 Ft to get double Burnley defence for gw 31

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Good plan, think I may ended keeping too, can get 9 out with two frees so hopefully that will be enough!!

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Is 33 points worth a FH? The big players like Doherty, Mané and Sarr I can get with hits so these leaves the left overs as follows. Of course it is all guess work;

    FH;
    A. Lloris+Tarko+Alli+Jota (& decent bench)
    =6+8+8+10 = 32

    Take two hits;
    B. Aurier+Rico+Traore (-8)
    =6+0+1-8 = -1

    1. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Worth FH imo

  26. scottmac
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    What would people say is a good result for using the FH chip this week?
    15-20 point gain enough or not?

    1. scottmac
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *GW1

      1. scottmac
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        *GW31 lol

  27. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone know if Lundy is back to stay? What’s the consensus?

    1. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      he will be rotated

  28. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    How's this team looking for GW 30?

    Henderson

    Trent - Robbo - Stevens

    Fernandes - Salah (vc) - Barnes - KDB

    Ings - Jiminez - Aubameyang (c)

    Any obvious moves here?

    Robbo > Alonso

    KDB > Mane

    Ings > DCL?

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

  29. faux_C
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone else considering Callum Wilson for the next 3?

  30. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Chasing in my ml. Do I need mane in? C was my original plan
    Options would be
    A) sarr and auba to mane and 5.5 forward
    B) kdb and auba to mane and jimenez
    C) auba and otamendi to jimenez and alonso

    Pope krul
    TAA Doherty otamendi ctaylor kiko
    Salah kdb fernandes sarr saka
    Auba ings jota