Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 30

The Scout Squad panel reassemble to champion the standout Fantasy picks for the coming weekend.

There is a lot of uncertainty about how much disruption the coronavirus pandemic will have on the Premier League season over the approaching weeks and months but, at the time of writing, we’re operating under the assumption that all ten Gameweek 30 fixtures will go ahead.

Regular readers will know the format of this recurring feature but for the uninitiated, staff members Paul, David, Neale and Geoff each propose an 18-man squad of players for the approaching Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions/omissions below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £85m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the Gameweek 30 deadline at 11:30 GMT on Saturday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender costing £5.0m or less, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKKarl DarlowKarl DarlowKarl DarlowKarl Darlow
 Bernd LenoBen FosterBernd LenoBernd Leno
 Dean HendersonVicente GuaitaDean HendersonDean Henderson
DFMarcos AlonsoAndrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Trent Alexander-ArnoldMarcos AlonsoMarcos AlonsoMarcos Alonso
 Matt RitchieAaron Wan-BissakaFederico FernandezMatt Doherty
 Matt DohertyJohn EganGeorge BaldockGeorge Baldock
 Jack StephensMax AaronsGary CahillAaron Wan-Bissaka
MFBruno FernandesSadio ManeSadio ManeSadio Mane
 Sadio ManePedroKevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
 PedroBruno FernandesBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
 Ismaila SarrRiyad MahrezIsmaila SarrIsmaila Sarr
 Michail AntonioIsmaila SarrMichail AntonioJames Maddison
FWOlivier GiroudOlivier GiroudSergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Dominic Calvert-LewinPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Jordan AyewDominic Calvert-LewinJamie VardyJamie Vardy
 Raul JimenezRaul JimenezRaul JimenezRaul Jimenez
 Roberto FirminoTeemu PukkiTeemu PukkiDanny Ings

Most popular picks: Karl Darlow, Marcos Alonso, Bruno Fernandes, Ismaila Sarr, Sadio Mane, Raul Jimenez (four), Bernd Leno, Dean Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (three)

DAVID SAID…

An injury to Martin Dúbravka has introduced Karl Darlow as an interesting budget goalkeeping option as Newcastle host Sheffield United this weekend. The Blades come to St James’ Park in the bottom five for shots on target over the last four matches, while the Magpies have not conceded at home since Gameweek 21.

That’s why I’ve also included Matt Ritchie after he switched to midfield and started taking penalties for Newcastle, admittedly missing one last time out.

Marcos Alonso is my first-choice defender for Gameweek 30 considering his recent resurgence. While Villa are having defensive issues, the left-back has registered the same number of penalty box touches as Mason Mount over the last four, while Dean Smith’s men are struggling for goals.

Bruno Fernandes looks like an excellent midfield option for Gameweek 30 as Manchester United travel to face Spurs. Over the last four matches, Jose Mourinho’s troops have conceded the second-highest number of shots in the box and are in the bottom five for big chances conceded. Meanwhile, Fernandes, on free-kicks and penalties for the Red Devils, has blanked just once in his first five Premier League appearances.

Sadio Mane gets the nod over Mohamed Salah for Liverpool’s trip to Everton, considering his superior goal-scoring record on the road this season. That’s why I’ve also included Roberto Firmino, who has the most goals of any Liverpool player away from home in 2019/20 – and could be spurred on by his first Anfield strike of the campaign netted against Atletico Madrid midweek.

I’ve included Pedro as an exciting differential in midfield ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa. I’m expecting an easy win for Frank Lampard’s men considering the ongoing defensive struggles at Villa Park and, in the last four matches, Pedro has created more chances and registered more shots in the box than any other Chelsea player.

Not far behind the midfielder for efforts inside the penalty area is Olivier Giroud, deputising for the injured Tammy Abraham. The Frenchman has started the last three Gameweeks in a row and registered attacking returns in each of them.

Ismaïla Sarr has been an excellent player for Watford at Vicarage Road registering a total of four goals and three assists across his last five home matches.

Despite a poor outing for Everton in Gameweek 29, Dominic Calvert-Lewin keeps his place in my thinking. I am sure that Monday’s Merseyside derby will not be a one-sided affair, with the Toffees likely doing everything they can to frustrate Liverpool. Meanwhile, Calvert-Lewin remains joint-top of the division for shots on target over the last four matches of fit players.

Sharing that mantle with him is Jordan Ayew, who has now scored or assisted in each of his last three matches and faces Bournemouth’s shaky defence in Gameweek 30.

NEALE SAID…

Liverpool’s post-winter break wobble and Alisson’s likely absence at Goodison Park should play into the hands of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Everton’s attack on Monday evening, although the Toffees themselves are ropey at the back and without a clean sheet since Gameweek 22.

I anticipate goals in the Merseyside derby, then, even if we may not see the seven scored in the reverse fixture.

Djibril Sidibe served up a disastrous display at Stamford Bridge last weekend and the right flank has been a problem area for Everton of late, with the Toffees having conceded more chances from that wing than all bar two clubs since Carlo Ancelotti first took charge.

Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane could make hay down Liverpool’s left, then, although I would expect Ancelotti to take some preventative measures after his side’s pounding in west London.

Saturday’s match on Tyneside looks anything but a thriller and indeed fewer goals have been scored at St James Park this season than at any other ground in the top flight.

Add Sheffield United’s defensive solidity into the mix (they are conceding at less than a goal per game away from Bramall Lane) and we are in ‘last game on Match of the Day’ territory.

Karl Darlow is set to take the injured Martin Dubravka’s place between the posts and offers us a decent sub-£4.5m goalkeeping option, while the Magpies’ vulnerability to headed attempts and efforts from set plays leads me to John Egan: the Blades’ stopper has had more of those than any of his fellow Sheffield United defenders this season.

I also look to Carrow Road for what might seem like an unlikely home clean sheet on paper, but delve a little deeper and the prospects look positive.

Norwich City have conceded on only two occasions in their last four matches in East Anglia, with Leicester shut out altogether a fortnight ago and Liverpool limited to a solitary Mane strike in Gameweek 26.

Max Aarons, creator of two goals over the last six Gameweeks and supplier of seven big chances in 2019/20 (only three defenders have carved out more gilt-edged opportunities this season), is my chosen representative in the Canaries’ defence.

At the other end of the pitch, I’m backing Teemu Pukki to exploit a Southampton backline that has allowed more big chances than all teams bar Aston Villa over the last six Gameweeks.

Opposition weaknesses often play a big part in my Scout Squad selections and Dean Smith’s side are perhaps the most obliging team in the division on that front.

Goals, big chances, shots in the box, attempts from set plays, shots on target: whatever metric the Villa defence is measured by, they are in the bottom two for it this season.

Chelsea are in fine form at present, too, so my triple-up on Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Marcos Alonso requires little elaboration.

Elsewhere, a tired-looking Tottenham Hotspur are there for the taking for Manchester United, with a depleted Spurs frontline offering Aaron Wan-Bissaka an excellent chance to add to his tally of four shutouts in five matches. As we came to learn last season, whenever there’s a clean sheet, Wan-Bissaka is generally in contention for bonus points.

Watford’s home form also leads me to a double-up on Ben Foster and Ismaila Sarr.

Foster has seven clean sheets in 14 matches at Vicarage Road this season, while Sarr has seven attacking returns in five appearances on home soil since Nigel Pearson first took charge of the Hornets.

PAUL SAID…

Manchester City’s upcoming Champions League clash with Real Madrid next week (should it go ahead) has a major influence on my selection of big-hitters.

I’m backing Kevin De Bruyne to return to action to step up his match fitness, which earns the Belgian a spot ahead of Mohamed Salah in my midfield.

At the back, an injury to Martin Dubravka brings Karl Darlow into contention as a cut-price keeper for Newcastle’s home clash with Sheffield United.

The Magpies have kept three successive clean sheets at St James’ Park, which also merits Federico Fernandez an inclusion as a differential.

Owned by less than 3.0% of squads, the Argentinean has claimed eight bonus in that trio of shutouts. Indeed, Fernandez has averaged 5.5 points per home start this season.

Elsewhere at the back, Gary Cahill has stepped up his goal threat ahead of Palace’s trip to Bournemouth.

Only two defenders have bettered his five shots in the box in the last four Gameweeks and with Steve Cook a big doubt for the Cherries, Cahill’s aerial presence could prove decisive at set plays.

Cahill has steered the Eagles to three straight shutouts, yet sits in just over 1% of squads.

I also fancy Michail Antonio to deliver returns and help West Ham breach the resilient Wolves’ defence.

The Hammers have impressed in recent home matches, scoring at least three goals in three of the last five.

Since returning to the starting XI in Gameweek 25, Antonio has recorded six big chances – second only to the seven of Dele Alli among FPL midfielders.

His ten shots in the box sit fourth in midfield during that period, underlining his differential appeal with an ownership under 1%.

GEOFF SAID…

Karl Darlow looks to be a secure starter for Newcastle United in the short term after Martin Dubravka picked up a knee injury, and his budget price makes him a nice pick with a home game in Gameweek 30.

While Bernd Leno and Dean Henderson are also strong picks, the cut-price availability of Darlow should allow funds to filter through to some other, high-priced options in my squad this week.

Two of those expensive assets are Trent Alexander-Arnold and Marcos Alonso, with the latter having started three successive league games for the first time since October. Alonso is only behind Bruno Fernandes and Mohamed Salah for points per match this season.

Fernandes gets my third midfield slot, behind Sadio Mane and Kevin De Bruyne because of their respective opponents.

Ismaila Sarr is my fourth midfield selection having registered two goals and an assist in his last home game against Liverpool. In total, he has seven attacking returns in his last five starts at Vicarage Road.

Up front, I expect Sergio Aguero to profit at home to Burnley, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could punish frustrated owners who sold him after the ‘Double’ Gameweek 29 disappointment.

Speaking of punishing sellers, Jamie Vardy came off the bench and scored twice last Gameweek, kicking into form and significantly helping Leicester’s attacking fluidity.

Raul Jimenez and Danny Ings are both included in my picks, but Ings will need to start showing returns to be included in the future.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

In Gameweek 29, Bilal7 beat the Scout Picks 48-40.

gwitbrock‘s winning margin of 23 points in Gameweek 25 is the target to beat.

Our Scout Picks article on Friday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

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542 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    KDB & Pepe to Mane & Pedro for -4?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Kdb is my captain probably

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Kdb if fit could be the best captaincy option

  2. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I would have thought the first thing to do should be to cancel international events (Including CL and EL matches)
    It just seems daft, especially as an island, to be cancelling PL matches whilst jetting off around the world

    They should cancel the IB between gw31 and 32 and make gw31 a mega week with as many matches as possible

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I was also thinking the same regarding the Int games. Cancel them to allow the leafues to catch up on already back logged games. Play them behind closed doors and reduce the risk of travelling internationally.

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Scrap the IB, play indoors, midweeks too and they could get the season complete before gw34

        Is there any point to playing FA cup in 31 .... can't see anything happening at Wembley in May

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          All premier league teams left in the FA Cup now anyway so I am sure that they would much rather finish the league than the cup. I think it would be slightly different for lower league teams searching for glory but that is not the case.

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Except Newcastle ... or they could be reminiscing in 50 years "that was the year we didn't get kicked out the cup"

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 20 days ago

        The IB is going to be an interesting one.

      • potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Plus these games can be arranged more hastily without the usual preliminaries. No crowds, no tickets , no travelling fans, no need for usual coms with police etc.

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Bench 1 from each:
      A)Ings
      B)Dcl
      C)barnes

      1)masina
      2)Stephens
      3)Boly

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        On current form bench Ings but I'd still try play all 3.

        Masina

    4. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hello everyone. Thoughts here? I want to save ft but should i play Lascelles over someone?

      Henderson
      Taa, Doherty, Baldock
      Salah, MAne, Kdb, Perez
      Jiminez, Ings, Jota

      Button, Lascelles, Cantwell, 3.9 1ft 0itb

      Thanks

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Prrez

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          You think he doesn't start again?

    5. DF
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      there was some good pangolin craic on before but i lost it in the refresh...was it resolved?

    6. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If season is suspended/cancelled does that mean if you're top of your ML at that time do you win the mulla???

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        That will be for your ML to decide

    7. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Why is the mental health of so called FPL Pros less important than the physical health of old people? People like Ben Crellin are surely on suicide watch right now with all the time he's wasted

      1. Miniboss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maybe he doesn’t mind as he has other more important things in life

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Ben probably ate his laptop after smashing it to pieces.

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          😆

      3. Releasebreaks
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        It is hard for Liverpool fans, but if the PL get suspended their victory will not be the same..

        1. Hect.OR 98th
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          If it gets cancelled they won't be champions but in some ways, they'll be even more notorious as the champions that were never crowned. They'll be a pub quiz question for decades.

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I am not a pool fan,but they are champions in my book.they deserved it

        3. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Liverpool are the worthy champions

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Looking at the fixtures and the games remaining, it looks like Man City will have a triple gameweek!

        1. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yep. Unless CL or IB cancellations provide a window.

        2. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          TC remaining. TC KDB then

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Ederson only one to play all three

      5. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        "Bad news from #LCFC. Pereira our for the season after ACL injury suffered in tackle with Grealish on Monday. Maddison out for two weeks with a calf strain and 3 players isolated because of coronavirus symptoms."

        Wow.

        https://twitter.com/RobTannerLCFC/status/1238102408443637762

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Jesus.

          1. Lindelol
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            He is fine

          2. Rotation's Alter Ego
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            This has potential to be very significant.

        2. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Which three
          WHICH THREE!
          for the love of all things good , whiiicchhh threeeeee!

          1. Releasebreaks
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Not Vardy, relax

            1. potatoace'scott talent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Catch virus, get banged

              1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Is the other way around if you go on holiday to Magaluf.

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  😆

        3. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Leicester game off, all others on hopefully.

        4. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Hmmm so Perez might start?

      6. Naby K8a
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        R Pereira out for 4 months ACL. Maddison injured too

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

          Thats my defense gone out of window. First Dubravka, then Stevens, now Pereira.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Classic Damage limitation 😉

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

              Glad I have WC, can unleash the beast 😉

      7. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Hopefully, PL to be played hind the close doors unlike completely suspended in some other countries.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          This

          1. EL tridente
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Suspension is the only right method. Both for safety, players and fans.

      8. Daniel S.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        https://mobile.twitter.com/ffscout/status/1238093863367172096

        Shall we use BB and FH ASAP?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yeah do it now.

        2. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Do it

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

          If the season is suspended I hope they cancel FPL as well, would be frustrating otherwise.

          1. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            That makes no sense. FPL obviously has to follow what the league does. If the league is suspended FPL should be suspended too. FPL should only be cancelled if the league is cancelled.

            1. Strchld
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              This

            2. Miniboss
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              you’ve got to be kidding me

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                ?

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

              Cancelled I meant, rank should be null and void.

              1. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Ah okay. Yeah agree with that.

                1. SteveWOLF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  I guess the debate with suspension is, you may end up pushing 1/2 months further back, then what about next season? Move back as well?

                  1. Jarvish Scott Talent
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    As long as all the leagues and European competitions stay in sync in terms of when they start and end, it doesn't really matter, but making up 1 or 2 months is pretty easy - League Cup gone for a year and FA Cup 3rd/4th round replays stopped for a year gives you 7 extra GWs just for starters.

                  2. potatoace'scott talent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Yeah, cram it in.
                    Downgrade one or both of the domestic cups, allow teams to put forward second teams, without condemnation.
                    Cancel one of them.
                    With enough time for pre-planning they could feasibly absorb a more condensed season.

          2. Invincibles
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            They'd never cancel the season entirely, likely the euros will be cancelled and everything pushed back to the summer. I reckon cancelled within a week, football resumes on 6th June as a guess.

      9. Invincibles
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Soon as one player tests positive, the season is cancelled and our chip strategies go out the window :L

        Absolute lottery but guess on first player to test positive?

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

          No one

          1. Invincibles
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            How did that prediction work out?

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Pogba, Mourinho called it a long time ago

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Haha that’s actually good one!

          2. Invincibles
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Always his fault one way or another

        3. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Could be postponed rather than cancelled.

      10. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Pereira will be back for gw38 in August 😉

        1. The_Fish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          GW31*

      11. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yet another sign of how backwards football is.

        NBA: Suspends the league with immediate effect last night.

        UEFA: "Let's plan a conference call for next Tuesday".

        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          NBA is different. They play like 3/4/5 times a week. Referees the same. Journalists camera men, ball boys. They amount of interaction that can happen is far higher than in football. This is why nba suspended immediately.

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Teams like Liverpool, City etc. also play 3 times a week, and in front of more fans. Behind closed doors doesn't really work either unless you stop fans from gathering en masse outside the stadium, like Valencia and Paris.

          2. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            In basket ball the exposure risk is much bigger than in a football field.

            1. Benteke Fried Chicken
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              This

        2. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          NBA is 50% high-fiving and 50% playing basketball tbf.

      12. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Saving FH - season could be postponed and at that point many of my players could be unavailable

      13. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        @BBCSport

        Three Leicester City players are self-isolating after showing symptoms of coronavirus.

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          3 players isolated

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            phone messed up. 3 players isolated. shouldn't it be the whole squad?

            1. Ole Trafford
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Believe it or not it is only when it is confirmed. If you have symptoms you are just supposed to self isolate until confirmation. Otherwise every business in the world would be shutting down because a member of staff ''showed symptoms''

            2. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              " ... shouldn't it be the whole squad ...". Yup. 🙂

            3. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Difference between isolation and quarantined

        2. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Usually only takes 24 hours after the first sign of symptoms to confirm

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Ha ha. Good one. 🙂

      14. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        The absolute vast majority of clubs will be in favor of cancelling the season and starting over as usual in August rather than wasting time rescheduling everything. Only a few clubs like Liverpool and the CL chasers who didn't qualify last year will really be in favor of rescheduling. All relegation candidates in all leagues will want cancellation.

        Unlucky pool supporters

        1. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          It wont be cancelled

        2. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Whatever happens Liverpool wont be stripped of the title regardless.

          1. Hect.OR 98th
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            They haven't won the league title yet, so they can't be stripped of it.

            Titles can't be awarded on an incomplete season, it would be nonsense.

            1. Ole Trafford
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              It will not be that straight forward though.

          2. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            We don't do common sense on this website.

        3. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          The more you say it, the more likely it will be to happen.

        4. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I doubt that's what they would want at all. There's money involved for finishing positions. And bills to pay.
          That sounds like a legal nightmare

        5. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          😉

      15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Leicester City boss Bredan Rodgers says "a few" of his squad have shown symptoms of the coronavirus.

        https://mobile.twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/1238105311506042880

        1. Iggy pop
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          is 1 of them Vardy, Barnes or Soy is the question!

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Vardys other viruses from Rebecca will kill off Corona!

          2. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Doesn’t matter, Leicester games will be called off anyway unless they are tested and the result comes up as negative.

        2. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          But symptoms are nearly the same for normal flu

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Vardy is 29% Red Bull so he'll be ok

      16. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Terrible bad news for Pereira. Leicester might squander top 4 without him.

      17. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        By Tomorrow morning we will know if FPL is halted.
        Some big decisions being made in preparation for shut down??

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Why tomorrow morning?

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            All major FPL decisions happen at 4 AM

            1. Jarvish Scott Talent
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              😀

        2. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I don't think there's much risk of us FPL players passing the virus between us.

      18. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Maddison > ?

        £8.5 ITB

        1. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Bruno

      19. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        DGW legend Manolo Gabbiadini has tested positive for Coronavirus

        1. GREEN IS GOOD
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Another victim of the DGW curse

      20. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        "Exclusive from @TheAthleticUK...#CFC preparations for match against #avfc seriously undermined after training was cancelled on Thursday due to coronavirus scare."

        Villa also played Leicester recently. Game could be in serious jeopardy (obviously). Worth monitoring.

        https://twitter.com/SJohnsonSport/status/1238106854930161664

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Of course scare =/= confirmed cases.

      21. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Love how all of a sudden every FPL manger on here are Pandemic experts. Pft.. 🙄

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Look down. Amazing timing!

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Well put bud

        2. Invincibles
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Most have posed as footie experts for long enough..

      22. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I'm shocked to learn that most of the world's amateur epidemiologists post on this forum. Amazing!

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Amateur? How Very Dare You!

        2. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Absolutely

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Shocking that a pool supporter doesn't want the right decisions to be made...

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            The mighty Norwich here. 🙂

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Surprised, you seem to have a soft spot for Liverpool

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Nah, my "soft spot" is for the promoted sides, rookies and new players to the league.

      23. Andrew
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        UK - 590 cases up 134 in 24 hours.

      24. The_Bucc
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        is there any point in planning transfers at this stage?

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

          Nope

      25. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Leicester pick up loads of injuries, then suddenly a couple of their players get coronavirus symptoms which means the last match before a likely long suspension occurs is likely to be postponed. Doesn't seems suspicious at all does it...…….

        1. lespaul
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Mourinho will be sending his squad to northern Italy for a short break

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Or out on loan to Wuhan Athletic

            1. lespaul
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              haha

            2. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Gotta get Ndombele some minutes.