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Scout Notes

Vardy and Barnes back with a bang as Pérez misses out on Villa rout

Leicester 4-0 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Harvey Barnes x2 (£6.1m), Jamie Vardy x2 (£9.6m)
  • Assists: Marc Albrighton x2 (£5.1m), Barnes
  • Bonus Points: H Barnes x3, Vardy x2, Albrighton x1

Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) was in a punishing mood on Monday night as he put both Aston Villa and his Fantasy Premier League sellers to the sword.

The Leicester striker missed out on the starting line-up for the second Gameweek in a row but was electric when he took to the pitch in the 59th minute.

Having lost 435,775 owners since his last start, Vardy took full advantage from two Aston Villa defensive errors to register an 11-point haul.

“He’s suffered a wee bit in the past six weeks with injuries and that has curtailed him but he was back to being aggressive on the backline and being a real threat. He’s showed really good composure for the penalty, because he’d only been on the pitch a few minutes. He showed confidence and calmness.” – Brendan Rodgers

They were his first goals since Gameweek 18, leading to a first double-digit score since Gameweek 16 – Leicester’s last game against Villa.

That will probably beg the question as to whether Dean Smith’s contributed to the 4-0 scoreline more than Vardy and his Leicester colleagues.

It’s hard to suggest that Villa were not the masters of their own downfall and Vardy’s brace, considering that both of the centre-forward’s goals came from errors. Even though Smith’s men ditched the back-three and used a four-man defence for the first time since a Gameweek 20 defeat at Watford, there is only so much a system can legislate against individual mistakes.

The most important one occurred when Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) made the questionable decision to throw his shoulder at a Harvey Barnes (£6.1m) cross in the box, resulting in a Leicester penalty with the score at 1-0.

While replays showed that contact with Mings was arguably on his shoulder, it was still a suspect decision to hurl himself at the cross in the first place – capping off yet another poor performance from the former Bournemouth man.

Vardy went on to score the penalty, putting the game out of sight for Villa, before Frédéric Guilbert (£4.4m) provided the so-called assist for his second.

Barnes played a ball over to Vardy on the left whose shot was blocked by the right-back but Guilbert was far too slow to respond to the rebound. By the time he’d got his bearings, Leicester’s talismanic forward had snuck a shot inside Pepe Reina‘s (£4.5m) near post.

The goalkeeper was also at fault for the opening goal of the game. After Marc Albrighton (£5.1m) had played a fantastic chipped through-ball to Barnes, not unlike those Danny Drinkwater (£4.4m) regularly produced in Leicester’s title-winning season, Reina rushed out of his goal in what could only be described as a moment of madness. Barnes found it far too easy to leave the goalkeeper stranded and slot into a largely unguarded net.

Seeing Villa practically gift Fantasy points on Monday night, owners of Ayoze Pérez (£6.2m) will have watched through gritted teeth as the former Newcastle man remained on the bench all evening.

Even though Leicester’s players have Villa to thank for their big scores, there is still plenty to like about Barnes, especially in home matches.

Adding three attacking returns to his tally for the season, 64% of these have been produced at the King Power Stadium. While Barnes will almost certainly receive plenty of transfer attention ahead of the Gameweek 30 trip to Watford, it must be remembered that the Hornets are joint-top of the Premier League for home clean sheets this season, while Leicester don’t play in front of the Foxes’ fanbase until Gameweek 33 when Crystal Palace visit.

However, Leicester assets across the board should be boosted by the return to full fitness for Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) who made his first appearance since New Year’s Day.

The holding midfield player has been such a crucial cog in the Leicester team this season, winning the ball back to protect the defence and reliably distributing to the creative midfielders quickly to trigger the counter-attack.

Without Ndidi this season, Leicester have won just twice, drawn two games and lost on eight occasions from a possible 12.

Consequently, Leicester defensive assets finally rewarded the patience shown in them by their owners, as they kept a first home clean sheet since Gameweek 15.

There was a particularly encouraging display from James Justin (£4.7m) who, stepping in for the injured Ben Chilwell (£5.7m) at left-back, offered plenty of penetration down the left-flank.

Owners of Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.0m) and Jonny Evans (£5.2m) may also feel a little disappointed that they did not take more from the game as both players were handed plenty of chances to score when unmarked in the penalty area by Villa’s questionable defence.

Smith’s insistence on using zonal marking for set pieces, if it continues moving forward, could be very good news for Chelsea and Wolves defenders in Gameweeks 30 and 32 respectively.

That said, Leicester’s clean sheet was certainly helped by Aston Villa’s continued struggle for goals on the road, as they were unable to construct many clear cut opportunities at the King Power Stadium.

There was some nice overlaps from Matt Targett (£4.4m) and Guilbert early-on and a Conor Hourihane (£5.7m) free-kick flashed across the face of goal just out of the reach of Mbwana Samatta (£5.9m) but, apart from those incidents, Leicester looked very comfortable.

With Samatta isolated for extended periods at Leicester, such a display bodes well for the defences of Liverpool and Everton, who host Villa in Gameweeks 33 and 36 respectively.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Soyuncu, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi (Mendy 83′), Praet (Tielemans 76′); Barnes, Maddison, Albrighton; Iheanacho (Vardy 59′).

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Reina; Targett, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; Hourihane (Davis 67′), Nakamba, Luiz; Grealish, Samatta, El Mohamady (El Ghazi 63′).

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854 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Last night was carnage as a maddison owner.
    2nd to 4th in cash ml.
    One guy caught me by 47 points in 1 game from 3 players!
    Vardy(c), barnes, soy.
    Grim evening.

    1. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Vardy and Soy are well owned by all 3 is rare... how is his 31 shapping up, that will be a big week

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Hes Not bad.. 7 atm, but also has fh.
        Just have work my way back!

    2. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      That was Maddison's last straw for me!

    3. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same. Painful to watch knowing ML owners had Barnes and Vardy whilst I had Maddison shooting from 25 yards

  2. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Morning All.... from a happy Barnes Owner 🙂

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Grim morning..

  3. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I wildcarded AWAY from my team with McCarthy Lundstram Martial and Vardy

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      bad luck mate! 🙁

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Should work over long term

  4. dshv
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Fo gw31 can i do

    Kdb to Alli
    Ings to wood

    And will be

    Pope
    Gomez
    Alli salah mane traore dendo
    Jimenez wood

    ???

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Like Ings to Wood (after GW30), but not keen on KDB to Alli, especially if you got for less than £10m.

  5. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I have 38 points on my bench. Think that’s a record? Lol

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No, one guy on last night had 43 - equallling Doosra's record.

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        That makes me feel slightly better 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          He has. Chance to het Barnes though if KDB is a no show

          1. HollywoodXI
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No such luck for me 🙁

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Not happening.
              KDB back in full training

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                You think he'll play tomorrow then? If so then let's hope he a) starts and more importantly b) hauls

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Not sure about a haul.
                  But i reckon he'll start this one & sit Burnley one out.
                  Especially with hard hitting style of Burnley. Arsenal are best soft opportunity to get few minutes under the belt

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Still very disheartening to look at though - tough luck!

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I have 20 on the bench & feel sick 😀
            Can't imagine 25+

            Especially after getting 5 points on my BB

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              That was just so unlucky. Mariappa ........

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                FFS cup final ..
                I hate it 😀

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I assume two from Lundstram, McCarthy and Barnes?

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        McCarthy (12 points), Barnes (19 points), Lascelles (6 points) and Taylor (1point)

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I bet you are strangely proud of Taylor

    3. jb1985
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I have 33pts on the bench if it makes you feel better. I really hope KDB is injured so i can have Barnes 19pts from the bench, that would be perfect.

  6. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Current line-up for GW31 is looking like below with 0 hits.
    Anything else worth a hit without ruining team for GW32?

    Pope (Hendo)
    TAA, Robbo, Saiss (Stephens, Lascelles)
    Salah, Traore, Sarr (KDB, Fernandes)
    Jimenez, Wood (Vardy)

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Don't think it's worth taking a hit for a defender so no.

  7. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Sorry I am late, however I am Barnes owner juuuhuuuuu 😀 🙂 you beauty get in !!!

    Group hug Barnes owners

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Top 6K too. Juuhuuuuu 😀 🙂

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Flashback to the Perez surge a week or two back. Poor mites.
      Picking Barnes is a rare win lately, so that feels good. Still did Vardy to Auba like a plank but there you go!

  8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Krul
    TAA Stephens Doherty
    Salah KDB Barnes Bruno
    Auba Ings Jimenez
    Button Soy Holgate Dendo
    1.2itb 0ft

    Cocked up and now can't get Alonso in one move. FH in 31/wc soon but not certain when. Best move?
    A. Stick/gtg.
    B. Ings to Giroud
    C. Other/change starters.

  9. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is this worth a GW31 FH

    VVD, Rico, Traore, Dendoncker, BLANK

    to

    Doherty, Aurier, Moura, Mane, Jota

    Rest of team would be Pope, TTA, Salah, Alli, Jimenez, Wood

  10. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    top 10K after a long time feels so good

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Juuuhuuuu

      I mean, well done

      1. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        thanks man 🙂

  11. Amey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    THAT ITK is awesome though. Will have to keep a close eye on this deadline as Leicester have early KO

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Is this the twitter guy who bragged about panic buying bog roll and claims to 'make the sl**s go n*ts'?
      Guess even idiots have some use 🙂

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I'm a Foxes fan but he sounds like a turd to me and that bog roll will come in very handy.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Take whatever you can ....
          😉

        2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Delighted you got back on track last night mate. I live in Norwich and grew up going to West Ham, so it went down well 🙂

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Norwich - a beautiful city .... spent 3 very happy years there.

            1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Glad to hear it. It's a funny place - I'm fond of it for sure.

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Lol

      3. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        You’re just jealous of his -5% body fat.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          You're right - I'm a reciprocal of him - 95% body fat so none of the sluts go nuts at my age - they just laugh,

  12. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes and Vardy gave me a nice red arrow from 97 to 128k.

    Pep, please be so kind to play Mahrez and Jesus tonight.

    Pepe Saka and Auba(c) make my FH look better!

    On a positive note, I have Vardy back 😀

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I have it on good authority neither of them will get a single minute tonight.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Who Mahrez and Jaysus?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Don’t think Auba will see all that much time tonight either

      2. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        How low is your BF?

  13. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else using LiveFPL and seeing a big difference between OR and projected OR after autosubs.

    I guess this is down to whether or not KdB plays tomorrow night?
    Any other highly owned players miss out this weekend?

    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      230k & 240k for me. Don't think KDB autosubs and VCs are accounted for in that.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I thought it did account for VCs...which would make sense and I guess most KdB captainers went Salah as VC.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nope
      Working well for me
      Those grealish 2 points off the bench giving me a 200 place Green arrow which is about right i guess

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Really?
        Who’s Grealish coming in for?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Perez 🙁

    3. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Robertson if you consider 22% high

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I guess it’ll make a difference, I forgot about him.
        There will be a few people getting Newcastle def, or Williams, and even Lundstram off the bench.
        Thanks.

    4. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It doesnt take kdb into account because he still has a game to come

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Are you sure?
        Isn’t it ‘projected’ autosubs, as in based on who hasn’t played yet.

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Its just based on the players who’s games have been, and they didnt play. It will still be assuming kdb will play, therefore not be taking any bench points from him into account

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Wow, thanks, I didn’t know that.
            That’s an even bigger concern then!

            1. Bubz
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Yeah if kdb doesnt play there will be a huge difference

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                🙁

              2. Wally banter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                🙁
                Lot of salah vc and lundstram/newcastle/soyancu autosubs

                1. HamezMace
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I’m going to avoid the rough with smooth this week....won’t be good for my blood pressure.

    5. HarryB29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Dont think this is the case, as I dont currently have KDB as a projected autosub out, so dont imagine anybody else will either. I guess Robertson out is substantial?

  14. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Sell Pepe or Grealish this week for Sarr?

    Will probably sell the one I keep for Alli/Antonio next week to give me 8 players for BGW31.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm keeping grealish for those inevitable dgw's.
      Can't mess atm as I've used WC.
      Will sell after GW 34 Dgw

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pepe

      As Amey says there’s dgws coming and Pepe has had one good week in 29 so far

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Stings not bringing in Barnes for Grealish in gw28.

    Contemplated it but didn't act on it.

  16. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ryan
    Taa, Boly, Stevens
    Salah, Mane, Barnes, Martial
    Vardy, Ings, Jiminez

    Button, Aurier, Dendonck, Rico 2FT 0.2

    I have 2 ft and no idea where to use them. My team did well this week so reluctant to sell most of them, but could do with some more gw31ers. Any ideas guys?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Phenomenal week - well done indeed. I have to say I'd sell Ings for Jota or something like that. Keep 2FT for next week. Pope in then?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thats what I want to do however I already have 3 wolves, so would have to move Dendonk on in the process. Is it worth burning a xfer to get Jota in?

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Apologies - I hadn't noticed him on the bench. Assuming that you'll use 3 transfers in the next two weeks then you could make two this week. Dendonkey to cheap GW31 player and Ings->Jota. I had a similar decision with Traore and took him out to get Saka this week ... I currently have the same 5 GW31ers (minus Dendo)
          For me it would depend on whether you think Dendo will get a match in GW31 after the return match v Olympiacos. Maybe you'll get some clues from Thursday's match?

          1. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers OD. Yeah I will have to wait until Friday I think!

    2. BENOIT
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I would say that bench, but they have fixtures in 31!

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Martial and Ings to Deeney/wood and Lucas/Sarr.

      Pope in next week.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Martial could go nuts against that Spurs defence this week though!

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Has Martial ever gone nuts?
          He needs 4/5 chances to get 1 goal.

          If you want to keep him just swap Ings for someone this week, and carry the transfer over and do martial and ryan out next week for free.

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Even if he goes nuts he still won't get bonus

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I don't think selling him is a good idea Hamez

            He's still only 8.0 & scores a goal every other game on average

            He should only continue scoring with the Fernandes supply line in place - and dare i say it his body language is even starting to improve slightly - double up with Bruno from GW32 looks lovely

            1. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Fair comment.
              I’m just thinking of the best way to navigate 31 for the OP.

              Admittedly I’m not a fan of Martial, but I accept he’s decent value for 8m, or whatever he is.

          3. Bubz
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah I suppose you are right, although Martial did look a lot better vs City. Yeah Ryan needs to go!

    4. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Wow, well done

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers

    5. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Wow, what a week. And what an OR!

      Should be on the Meet The Manager series!

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Haha, thanks!

  17. The real slim shady
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is gameweek 31 optimal for free hit?
    Currently on a good run and want to try to push for top 1k.

    Any other straegies this late in season when you have a good rank?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Depends on how many players do you have for GW31. Some are considering FH in double GW.

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I’d say a DGW is optimal for FH.

      depends on how your team is looking right now.

    3. Visionaries
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      FH is surely better used in a dgw

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      FH in a DGW gets you whatever 11x starters you want - no strings attached (i.e. 24x scores including captaincy - 100+ GW scores very possible)

  18. FirMinaMiMo
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is Liv vs madrid will be held without any supporters??? 🙁

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Game is at Anfield

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I recon quality over quantity for GW31.

    I do not want to be saddled with WHU and Spurs assets. Neither Watford defenders.

    I would also not have played my FH31 if I still had it unless it resorted to -12 plus.

    GW31 is going to be a very interesting week for ranks.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Planning to go with 9 players(-4). Getting Antonio is tempting but probably going to avoid that. Pretty much sure it will be red arrow, hopefully it's small.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Antonio is the first name on my FH aside from Wol/Pool. Think he's perfect against spurs

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          What position is he actually playing? Went through last 3 highlights and I'm not sure about his position, is it wide, centre or just given the license to exploit whatever space he is getting?

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He's playing close to Haller now but it's not exactly an orthodox role. Like a crud Mane perhaps 🙂

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Cheers, just have to decide whether to bring him this week or next.

              Fornals is also looking good.

            2. HamezMace
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Yeah it’s basically making runs in behind, quite a free role it seems.
              He’s looked dangerous.

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Agree.

          Got 2 FT and may bring him in.

          Still deliberating whether to FH in 31 since I still have all my chips left and currently only have 5 for GW31, two of those being Aurier and Traore.

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I have only 4 starters and a 50-50 one in Dendoncker, so it makes sense. But I'd avoid if you have 8.

  20. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is Lindelof nailed? Or Bailly will get some games?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      2 months, 27 days ago

      UTD defence = no attacking returns.

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I want some clean sheets, other 2 will do the attack 😉

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Maguire and Lindelof seem to be the favoured two.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Aren’t Maguire and AWB to same price as Lindelof....why risk it?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Restriction mate, otherwise Wan Biss would be no brainer.

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Is that an elite ML rule to make things more interesting?

            1. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              You can say personal rule to make things interesting, don't have any MLs 😉

              1. HamezMace
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I’m confused?
                You’re making it harder for yourself, on purpose, and still out rank everyone on here?!

                1. Holmes
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Allows me to continue to play this game, got bored after just one year, not sure how others have been playing for more than 10 years .. 😀

                  And no way I'm going to out rank many here, almost 1m are ahead of me 😆

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Ah fair enough.

                    I didn’t know playing for enjoyment was an option.

                    1. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Try it one time and I'm sure you won't be disappointed 😉

                      Unless you have MLs/OR to deal with, then avoid.

                      1. HamezMace
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        My work ML is the only way I can assert authority over my co-workers.

  21. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A) Aguero>Jiménez
    B) Aguero>Jiménez, KDB>Mane for -4
    C) Aguero>Jiménez, Saka>Alli for -4

    Picking up the pieces after a disastrous wildcard....

    Pope Gazza
    TAA Doherty Aurier Taylor Cathcart
    Salah KDB Sarr Saka McCarthy
    Aguero Auba Jota

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

  22. Wally banter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes to Mount for a week punt?

  23. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    This is the plan for BGW31....9 players. Using 3 transfers to get there for a -4
    Will do the job ok right? Save FH, WC and BB...

    Pope
    Robertson TAA Boly
    Salah Sarr Dendoncker
    Jiménez Wood

    Henderson KDB Fernandes Vardy Stephens Kelly

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Or this with same plan?

      Robertson TAA Doherty Taylor
      Salah Sarr Dendoncker
      Jiménez Wood

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        This looks better. Pope and Doherty not possible?

        1. olidooley
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No....just enough for above if Doherty doesn’t rise in price again

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Solid enough with WC in pocket

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A lot is going to depend on if the FH players you don't have that all the FHers will have hit that week in terms of how you get on against them, but if you are comparing how you get on against the average casual it is going to be a big advantage.

  24. Kaiser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Big week for me. My ML rival was about to overtake me last week. Now Ive put 40 points on him with a extra TC chip still to play. Barnes last night must of crushed his soul.

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      As someone who knows very little about racing, care to explain?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I know even less! Gordon Elliot's yard a few miles from me here, he's brought 52 horses. I leave the horses to my mates and I get the odd football bet right.

        1. Warby84
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Looking forward to Samcro vs Faugheen on Thursday...

  25. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ok 9 players with -8 or free hit for 31. Not the easiest decision it seems

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Depends which 9

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        The usual suspects. Currently sitting on TAA, VvD, Salah, Jota, Taylor and planning to get Doherty, Alli, Jimenez, Pope possibly.

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Go for 8 or 9. Me maybe 9 with a hit. I gotta get Vardy back this GW though and think the FH is worth keeping for a DGW.

  26. Daily-Hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Hey friends. I got this squad under atm, before BGW31 I will have 2 FTs and 0.7 ITB. Any ideas how to upgrade it? Should I go 3 transfers for -4? Who are the best adepts to fit in? Thanks a lot for help.

    Pope (Gazza)
    TAA Gomez Doherty (Soyuncu Lundstram)
    Salah Dendo H.Wilson (Martial KDB)
    (DCL Vardy Auba)

  27. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    KDB looks set to start tomorrow, correct?

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Why do you think that?

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        KDB is back training.

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Think he was training ahead of Utd, but still wasn’t risked.
          I hope you’re right though.

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully. Himself and Saka a brace each !

  28. RealVirg
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What this article failed to discuss in detail: how did Grealish perform???

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Looked bright early, then got clattered, then was anonymous.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Who clattered him? Smart move in fairness. Doing great in FPL but surprised the opposition haven't hit him harder.

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ndidi iirc

          1. RealVirg
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Thanks both, I will keep him then (esp for future DGW) as purchased cheap.

            Tempted to go into BGW with 6 or 7 players...as have decent squad for after and can FH in GW37

  29. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Those who swapped Vardy to Auba - what are your plans?

    Assume keep for next 2 then see what happens with DGW's?

    1. BNMC
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I swapped Firmino to Auba (sold Vardy since GW23) but I will look to bring Vardy in on a free hit during a Leicester double.

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Keeping Auba for Brighton, selling him ahead of BGW31

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Keeping for this week atleast, will see after blank. Very low chance of picking Vardy again.

    4. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      yes keep till I WC - 32/33

      Brighton - Blank - Norwhich

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm using FH in 31 so will keep him for Norwich then decide what to do. Fixtures not that great after that.