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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. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Sarr,Fraser or Zaha?

    1. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sarr

    2. linkafu
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Fraser

    3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Stanislas

    4. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      cheers

    5. jayzico
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sarr is on another level to those guys.

    6. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sarr.

  2. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    A) Sarr Deeney
    B) Sarr Wood
    C) Alli Ayew

    1. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I think alli is becoming important. No way to get alli and Deeney?

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I could but means no Vardy. How about this?

        GW30 save

        GW31 Sidibe,Barnes,KDB,Ings > Tark,Sarr,Alli,Deeney(-8)

        GW32 Traore > Fernandes

        Plan is FH34, WC36, BB37

      2. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Bergwijn's absence, along with the usual absentees, may affect Alli's potential.

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B

  3. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Current squad:

    McCarthy
    TAA Soyuncu Lascelles
    KDB Mane Barnes Sarr
    DCL Ings Auba

    Subs: Ryan Cantwell Gomez Simpson

    £3.5m ITB

    This week:
    Gomez + KDB -> Doherty + Salah (-4)

    Next week:
    Either Auba -> Jimi or Ings -> Jota

    Would leave me with (for GW31) :

    TAA Doherty (Simpson)
    Mane Salah Sarr
    Jimi/Jota

    Seem like a reasonable plan?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Cromulent plan
      Probably slow and steady Jimi for me

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Which of these 4 would you KEEP longterm (and play this week) and which would you SELL for Alonso? Likely FH31 and then WC some time after that.

    A. Aurier
    B. Soy
    C. Lunds
    D. Rico

    1. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Keep Soy as he is nailed. Would love to say Lunds but he's not guaranteed to start. Get rid of Rico

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Sell is easy D
      B is keepiest

    3. linkafu
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Easy D

  5. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Feels so good to be able to post "Vardy(C)" again

  6. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Play which one??

    A) Perez (wat)
    B) Lascelles (SHU)
    C) Saiss (whu)

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      C

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Expect him to keep a CS?

    2. thegaffer82
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Probably go with Lascelles, but can't see any scoring well this week. Perez would be good if he actually started

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Take a risk with Perez before I transfer him out?

    3. linkafu
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Lascelle home

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I'm also paying Egan. Still?

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Don't see why not. That match doesn't have goal fest written all over it.

          1. Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Bench Perez?

            1. JabariParkersEyelid
              2 months, 22 days ago

              I would he doesn't appear to be 1st choice.

    4. fantasykid
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Play B. 3 CS's in the last 3 home games

  7. thegaffer82
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    'm going to FH in GW31 - and then possibly WC the following week. So, with that in mind, I can take a one-week punt on anybody that I can transfer in with 1FT.

    ...................Ryan
    TAA - Soy - Rico - Holgate - Stephens
    Salah - KDB - Saka - Fernandes - Traore
    .......Ings - Auba - Jimi

    1FT & 1.9 mil ITB

    I'm considering:
    1) Traore > Barnes (chasing last weeks points!)
    2) Traore > Sarr (chasing the week before's points)
    3) Traore > Mount / Willian
    4) Stephens/Holgate > Doherty

    I'd much appreciate any advice as I'm on the back of 7 straight red arrows which has dropped me from 200k to over 500k. I don't even trust my own judgement anymore and I'm pretty sure if I put a chimpanzee in charge of my team it would probably make better decisions than me.

    Last week was Vardy > Auba (TC). That's gone well so far....

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Replied to your attempted hijack on page before. 3 - Villa look bobbins.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thx for double reply 🙂

    2. linkafu
      2 months, 22 days ago

      4 Stephens to Doherty

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      2 months, 22 days ago

      For one week only it has to be a Chelsea mid mate did you see the game last night???

      I wouldn't know which one to pick though but I'd lean towards willian.

    4. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      3

    5. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I’m in a similar position. Same plan with FH/WC and similar team.

      I think I’ll do Traore to a Chelsea mid (Mount looked great last few games), with Barnes in my thoughts too.

      Our Ryan sales will probably just have to wait, sadly...

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        2 months, 22 days ago

        It's just never the right time is it? I've been trying to get him out for weeks but there's always something else to do...

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Exactly that. The stats and the fixtures suggested bringing him in for Pope was the right thing to do all those weeks ago. How FPL laughed in our faces!

  8. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is it worth using FH in GW31 just to get Mane in? Currently have TAA and Salah but the only way to get Mane is to lose Fernandes and Auba, who I'd want back in GW32.

    1. After Supper Ghost Stories
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I'm in the same boat - even though people will say 7 or 8 is enough it depends on which 7 or 8 you already have. The FH will enable you to choose your 11.

      In answer to your question therefore we'd need to see what your squad already is.

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        At the moment I have

        Pope
        TAA, Boly, Cresswell (don't ask)
        Salah, Traore
        Jimenez

        With 2 FT, I can bring in Deeney/Wood and Gomez. Meaning I can have 9 players, or 10 with a hit. Just no Mane

        1. After Supper Ghost Stories
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Hmmm, your team you posted only shows 6 inc Traore (poss sub) but you say 9 players with 2 FT? That would be 8? Cresswell doesn't have a fixture.

          1. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            West Ham play, although it is against Spurs. Unless there's something I've missed with Cresswell

            1. After Supper Ghost Stories
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Yes sorry I was thinking of Chilwell...you've got enough players I would therefore say for GW31, the issue is down to quality and who can get the most points...Mane for sure, Alli?..Doherty? But is that enough to Free Hit now...I'm not convinced it is tbh, but that's just my opinion 🙂

  9. After Supper Ghost Stories
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Guys

    I only have 5 so far for GW31: Trent, Robertson, Boly, Salah, Jimenez.

    I can get Pope and Jota for Henderson and Ings on free transfer to give me 7.

    Would you go with this?
    Free hit?
    Take more hits to get more players?

    Thanks 🙂

    1. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Definitely don't take hits to get more players. Either play your 7 or FH if you still have your WC

      1. After Supper Ghost Stories
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hi, I don't have my WC. Still free hit?

        1. Tcheco
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Hmmm I'd play 7 players & keep the FH for a juicy DGW. Good luck

    2. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Couple of hits never hurt anyone

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        2 months, 22 days ago

        This is where the true value of the free hit comes in though isn't it. As there will be a ton of hits flying around if you don't take any you're already ahead.

        1. After Supper Ghost Stories
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yes I like this. Feels more comfortable for me.

    3. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      FH

      1. After Supper Ghost Stories
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks

  10. Tcheco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A. TAA (EVE)
    B. Lascelles (SHU)
    C. Baldock (new)
    D. O'Connell (new)

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Why is TAA ghere?

      1. Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I get your point cheers. Bench one of the others then 🙂

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Bench one SHU Def, spread the risk

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      C

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        O'Connell preferably

    3. Captain Knackered
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bench Lascelles

    4. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      C

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Thoughts on what to do here? Am FHing next GW so a transfer won't carry over. Have no WC left so thought it might be a good opportunity to upgrade Button to Krul looking ahead to DGWs and BB.

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Alonso
    Salah(c) KDB Fernandes Barnes
    Auba Jimenez Ings

    Button Fleck Williams Webster 1FT 0.9 ITB

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Krul looks a good bet. Good double and Norwich improving defensively.

      I was all set to do Soy to Alonso (-4) but I'm now 0.1 short. Still considering Ings to Giroud (or Barnes to a che mid - much riskier).

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I quite like the Ings to Giroud move myself but depends on return timeframes for Abraham. Apparently he is back later this month and is targeting the internationals...

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yep, you've got this Miguel.

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Looks like the perfect move that. Really like your team.

  12. I hate Moreno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Worth a -8 in week 31? To get 10 out. Might do KDB to Mane move this week anyway.

    KDB, Auba, Ricardo, Grealish OUT
    Mane, Alli, Doherty, Jota IN

    WC in week 32 regardless.

  13. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Team looks good enough to save ft? 1.5itb.

    --McCarthy
    --TAA--Alonso--Doherty
    --Salah--KDB--Pepe--Saka
    --Auba--Ayew--Jota

    --Pope--Saiss--Cant---Taylor..

    Thanks guys.

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Like the back line
      I'd keep an eye on those Arsenal players

  14. kuzser
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    This week has been a disaster for me as I used my WC, dropped McCarthy and Vardy and gambled on Pepe Auba and Saka. Lesson learned now.
    Dropped from 20k to 35k.

    Need your help here guys as I have 9 gw31 players, and the plan was to save and get 2 more next week, but after that horror show I’m not sure what to do:
    1) Pepe-> Fernandes (will have 10players for gw31)
    2) Pepe-> Chelsea mid (10players for gw31)
    3) save as per the plan

    Krul
    Taa Doherty Cathcart
    Salah KdB Pepe Doucoure
    Auba Dcl Jota

    Pope. Saka, Taylor, Gomez

  15. GXNG
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If I save my transfer this week and play my FH in gw31, will I have 2 FT in gw 32 ?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      No

  16. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    6 players for GW31 too low?

    TAA, Taylor, Saiss
    Salah, Sarr
    Jimi

    1. After Supper Ghost Stories
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      It's the question of quality v quantity and those 6 look ok but depends on who you could have as well...Mane, Alli, Doherty, Jota, Antonio...I'd free hit personally but that's just my opinion and depends on what your later plan is.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I still have FH and WC, which I have been saving for "better" DGWs later in the season.

        Mane or Salah for me
        Alli - spurs look meh
        Doherty - love to own and might for a hit
        Jota - Doherty or Jota, Doherty swings it for me
        Antonio - not sold on West Ham yet

  17. wilson007
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Is it ridiculous to consider playing 5 at the back here?

    Pope
    TAA (eve) Egan (new) Stephens (nor) Soy (wat) Lascelles (SHU)
    KDB Salah Mane
    Aub Ings

    Button Traore Saka Greenwood

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I'd bench Stephens mate I'm a saints fan and we have been dire recently.

      1. wilson007
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hahah alright, thanks mate! Feel for you - spurs fan here.

    2. Viorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yes it is 🙂

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Which two would you play from this;

    Soy (wat)
    Aurier (MAN)
    Lunds (newc)

    1. wilson007
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A and C probably tbh

  19. Your Doing It Wrong
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    This dgw is a fraud well done to everyone who got a good score

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Bubz is the man - look at his score if you get a chance

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Meh you win some you lose some. I've seen dgws which noone bothered with and missed it on mammoth scores...... This time the sgwers won
      Swings and roundabouts, it's all luck

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Still time for Mahrez/Aguero and even KDB & Auba to go big. Never over until the fat lady sings.

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Indeed I try and keep my tinder dry

          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Though it has been spectacularly bad so far lol

  20. Captain Knackered
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Alonso captain next week a worthy option?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      2 months, 22 days ago

      If there was ever a week to take a flyer on it it's this one.

      Have the c on him myself but I'll probably bottle it and go with Salah.

  21. Jässi
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    When will we know about possible future DGWs (34 and 37?)? If I understood correctly these might not be full DGWs but instead with only a few teams playing two matches. Therefore, I'm thinking whether it is more valuable to play free hit in 31 to get 11 players for certain or save it for 34 or 37...

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Wondering this myself. If 34 ends up being a SGW or very small DGW it might be better to use FH in 31.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Or FH in the big one, DGW37?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          When would you bench boost then?

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Would rather have 15 DGW players for the big one

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Also thinking this. Also agree with I Member

    3. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Also would like to know more how DGW34 could look. I have undestand that we won't know before GW31 deadline. Can get players for BGW31, but If we have 4 teams playing twice and few blanks, I would defo keep FH till 34.

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        7 players for BGW31 without hits.

    4. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      We'll know about GW34 probably after GW31, maybe GW37 as well, but likely GW37 info later.

      You can FH in GW31 and guarantee 11 players with a fixture. How much of an advantage this is depends on your team, for example I can get 10 out in GW31 so FH for one extra man isn't worth it.

      GW34 might be a damp squib but if so then GW37 will be huge. At least one of GW34 and GW37 will be a huge double and it is likely that both are good enough. Regardless of what happens in the FA Cup latter rounds, there are already 8 fixtures to be rearranged and so there's plenty of opportunity for points, no need to worry about not having enough DGW teams

  22. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Would you be happy with this team for GW31 or would you FH?

    Pope
    TAA, VvD, Rico*
    Salah, Alli, Sarr, Dendoncker*
    Jimenez, Jota

    10 with no hits but Rico doesn't play, Dendoncker isn't nailed, and won't have Wolves defensive cover.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Hold. No need to fh. Could always do Rico to ngakia or tanganga.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Don't think any defenders are worth a hit that week.

        1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          It wasn't clear from your post that further transfers would be hits or whether you would have any in your pocket
          Stick then. I think even 9 with no hits will be gold

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah sorry should've clarified that.

    2. kuzser
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      It’s sufficient.doubt there’ll be man clean sheets

    3. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Happy enough. Wouldnt FH

  23. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    It's it worth getting rid of bellerin? Decent fixtures either side of 31, but despite but being flagged before his last match he didn't start and appears to be carrying a new injury.... Still isn't flagged but I don't want another cameo

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Top three scorers this GW?

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      In 30?

      Mané, Alonso and Grealish

      (But seriously, who the F knows??)

  25. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    FH31 side good enough ....9 players for 3 transfers and a -4. Save WC, FH and BB then

    Robertson TAA Doherty Taylor
    Salah Sarr Dendoncker
    Jiménez Wood

    Henderson McGovern KDB Fernandes Vardy Kelly

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      BGW 31 side I mean

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      All main men covered with exception of Mane and perhaps Jota. You'll be fine.

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Looks good

  26. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Can get the following 7 with free transfers for 31, will they be enough to get me through?

    Taylor TAA Boly
    Mane Salah
    Jota Jimenez

    1. olidooley
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Looks ok actually!

      1. olidooley
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Get Sarr in for a hit then?

        1. HarryB29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Basically any other midfielders would involve me ditching KDB which Im not sure about doing

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Apart from Doherty you have the main men..... not worth free hit

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      2 months, 22 days ago

      You have all the key threats except Doherty and alli. It's probably good enough.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Alli is debatable. He could keep missing every chance he gets. Would include him with a FH but wouldnt take a hit to bring him in.

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Yeah point taken. Only included him as he is on pens now, adds an extra route to points.

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Will lose out against FHers but will do well against the average casual. The margins of victory/defeat are to be seen however.

      1. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Hopefully can make that up with a FH in a double for a full 11 of players with 2 games!

  27. FOO FIGHTER
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Those playing bench boost GW37, obviously having a bench where all 4 players play twice is ideal, how many double starters do you intend on having for your starting 11?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      we dont even know who is playing.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 22 days ago

        We have an idea though.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          jeez, ok. way to early for me to worry about it.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            2 months, 22 days ago

            To early? Before you know it we are there.

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      With 12 GW31 blankers (but obviously zero Leicester FML), I would hope to get very close to 15. Just hope the fixtures do me a favour when released.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I am wrecking my brain at the moment fiddling to get a team together where no players vs each other 😀

        Based on current info though.

        Obviously once Cup 1/4 are done we we will know who is who. Planning to far ahead I guess but I have no WC so want to be prepared without being caught GW36 with my pants down.

  28. zotter
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Good to save FT?

    Pope
    Taa. Soy. Stephens
    Salah c. Kdb. Bruno. Traore
    Jota. Auba. Firmino

    Button. Cantwell. Holgate. Rico

    1. zotter
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Then will probably use two frees to get Doherty and Alli for 31. Field 7 plus Rico

      1. zotter
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Or probably sell Rico actually

      2. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Who is Alli coming in for?

        1. zotter
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Kdb

          1. HarryB29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Was thinking a similar move, but not sure about getting rid! Will certainly be easier to do if he doesnt play v Burnley

  29. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    So assume those without WC are FH’ing 31 and then planning ahead to 37?

  30. Otis Kay
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Afternoon all,

    Q1) Does anybody know when the Double GW's will be?

    Q2) If so, how many do you think we will get?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      GW34 and GW37, but we don't know what games will be played in whose games yet.