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Why I’m considering Jarrod Bowen in my Free Hit squad for Blank Gameweek 31

One of the world’s best FPL managers, Tom Freeman, discusses West Ham, Burnley, Dele Alli and Chelsea as he looks ahead to Blank Gameweek 31.


With Gameweek 29 coming to a premature end due to coronavirus fears, focus has turned to preparing my squad for Blank Gameweek 31.

There are currently only four Premier League matches scheduled on that weekend, and with just five players from the teams involved in my squad, I’ll likely be activating my Free Hit chip in an attempt to break into the top 10k.

Aside from the obvious targets at Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United interest me. I’ve been encouraged by a few of their performances recently, and now they’ve figured out their best formation and got to grips with David Moyes’ more direct, counter-attacking style, I think they’re worth a look.

Whilst I’ve been hyping both Michail Antonio (£6.9m) and Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) via my Spot the Differential column, right now, Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m) is my top target.

After a couple of substitute appearances, he was thrown into the starting XI against Southampton in Gameweek 28, and scored his first goal on his first start. He followed that up with a tidy performance at Arsenal, hitting the post and then later, forcing Bernd Leno (£5.0m) into a decent save. He also seems to have developed a good understanding with Jeremy Ngakia (£4.0m) at right-back, who could be a useful, cheap pickup himself.

Looking at West Ham as a unit at the Emirates, there was actually quite a lot to like – the line-up was positive, they asked questions and looked the more likely of the two teams to score (they managed 14 shots, six of which were on target); they just need to be a bit more clinical in front of goal.

Their opposition in Gameweek 31 also plays a part in my thinking as Tottenham Hotspur have kept only three clean sheets in 26 games since Jose Mourinho was appointed in November.

For those considering a move, I’ll leave my ‘Hitman’ custom table here. In this particular version, it focuses on midfielders using data from the last three Gameweeks, which coincides with Moyes reverting to a back four.

This table has been quite a handy tool for me this season, highlighting the likes of Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m), Harvey Barnes (£6.1m) and Diogo Jota (£6.4m) nice and early, which bodes well for Bowen, who features despite playing significantly fewer minutes than others on the list:

Another side showing form is Burnley, who have picked up 12 points over the last six games – only Liverpool have taken more. 

Charlie Taylor (£4.3m) and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) have been excellent down their left side, which often sees the latter position himself in the half space. Nineteen of their 32 crosses on Saturday arrived via the pair.

Nick Pope (£4.8m) in goal, plus defenders Ben Mee (£5.0m) and James Tarkowski (5.1m) all look decent options, whilst the return of Chris Wood (£6.1m) is well timed. He scored and earned nine points against Spurs, and has now found the net four times since the turn of the year.

Despite it looking like the wheels have come off at Spurs, Dele Alli (£8.3m) seems to be returning regardless and has been putting up good numbers. Now it looks like he might be on penalty duties too, so he might be worth a spot.

The only other player I’m really considering outside of those mentioned above, and of course Liverpool and Wolves assets, is Sarr, though the fact they come up against Burnley puts me off – nobody has picked up more clean sheets than the Clarets at home this season.

If I do use my Free Hit chip in Gameweek 31, it has immediate implications, as I can look to take advantage by moving for a Chelsea player this week – something those navigating the blank via transfers may not be able to do, because let’s face it, they’ll probably have other priorities.

The appeal lies in the Blues’ opponents this weekend, my club Aston Villa. We’ve conceded more goals than any other side, we’ve faced the most shots at goal and continually get undone by set pieces. Whilst Chelsea haven’t been the most consistent of sides under Frank Lampard, they do seem to have turned a bit of a corner recently, and with a top four spot and the FA Cup still to play for, should have plenty of motivation.  

Billy Gilmour (£4.5m) looks quality, and has turned in two hugely impressive back-to-back performances. Against Everton, he completed more passes than any other player on the pitch, and whilst he didn’t claim an assist, his vision was key to both of Chelsea’s first half goals.

Mason Mount (£6.1m) was really good too, but it’s also worth noting some of the veterans’ importance, like Pedro (£6.8m), Willian (£6.9m) and Olivier Giroud (£6.5m). Giroud led the line superbly, holding the ball up and bringing others into play, and bagged a goal and set up multiple chances. I’m actually considering transferring him in for Danny Ings (£7.1m) this week.

Chelsea’s fixtures to follow the blank are appealing too, and they travel well: they’ve picked up the same amount of points on the road as they have done at Stamford Bridge this season, despite playing one less game, and scored more.

In terms of captaincy this week, I’ll be avoiding the Merseyside derby. It’s currently on Bruno Fernandes (£8.5m), who is up against one of the worst defences in the league right now. It’s fair to say he’s lifted the whole club since his arrival, and I see Manchester United comfortably beating Spurs.

So, here’s how I’m currently set up ahead of Gameweek 30, with Giroud likely to come in for Ings.

Thanks for reading… until next time. 


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664 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    All games going ahead at the weekend?

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      The crystal ball is unclear.

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

      So far

  2. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    until this morning, I was quite confident PL will go to term (so does FPL). Things are turning quick in the sports world now. ATP tour out for 6 weeks, NBA on hold, all the marathons cancelled.

    I can't see how the London Marathon can still be and I doubt the PL will go to term unfortunatelly. So does the UCL and probably the Euro this summer

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

      That could have all the players in individual plastic bubbles and us watching from home.

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

          🙂

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Postponement is the only option. Extended season.

      Euros will have to be pushed back to 2021.

      It’s impossible to just cancel the season.

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

        Good job we have all the experts on this forum to tell us whats gunna happen.

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Captain

    A- Mané
    B-Salah
    C-Bruno

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

      A. Surely they are now going to rip Everton a new one.

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

        I wouldn't be too sure about that. Everton at home are not going to roll over against the enemy.

    2. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A

  4. ChelseaBlues223
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Play Lascelles or Saiss?

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

      Saiss - Newc second choice keeper not great

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

    Captain
    A. America
    B. Marvel
    C. Caveman
    D. Scarlet
    E. Someone else

    1. Gashead9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      E Birdseye

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

        Good choice. TC?

    2. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      F. Crunch
      G. Hook
      H. Jack Sparrow
      I. Kirk
      J. Planet
      K. Morgan
      L. Haddock (my personal favorite Captain)

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

        Covering all the bases there.

    3. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mannering of course!

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

        Are you sure that's wise, sir?

        1. Happy Chappy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Stupid boy.

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Phillips

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

        Captain Miller?

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Pugwash?

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

        Master Bates (VC)?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Seaman Stains is keeping no clean sheets

  6. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Really stuck in terms of what to do next. 3 bad red arrows in a row so need to do somethign to change team form. 1ft and 0.3m

    Ryan
    Taa* Robbo* Boly* -- Aurier* Rico*
    Salah Sarr* Kdb Perez -- Stephens
    Jimenez* Auba Ings

    - Currently have 8 bgw31 players
    - Really want a united mid (bruno/martial) but how and when to get them?
    - Going for perez over barnes has been painful
    - Transfer ideas?

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

      Extra Wolf always a good thing. Jota?
      I'd go Bruno after blank.

  7. cnewman7
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Play 2:

    A) Boly (Have Patricio in goal)
    B) Lundstram
    C) Soyuncu
    D) Stephens

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

      Lund if he looks like starting again and maybe Stephens?

  8. Soto Ayam
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Sure it's been discussed there already. NBA has suspended this season as a player caught Corona. Chances premier League will follow suit if a player contracts it?

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Suspended yeh. Think games will be played behind closed doors this weekend

        1. Soto Ayam
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Even if a player gets it?

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

              Back dated sel-isolation for players who have come in contact and carry on?
              To quote the great philosopher Lewis Hamilton, "Cash is king".

            2. Whats the Huth
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              If a player gets it. Then everyone in contact with that player will have to be tested. That club will have to postpone their game.

              All other games will still go ahead.

          • Konstaapeli
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            May I ask where do you base this certainty that the season will be played to the end?

            Things are spreading really quickly so I actually think this is going to be the last weekend of PL football and expect it to be suspended, whether it will be cancelled completely is another thing but that might be quite trivial problem soon.

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Does that mean Liverpool win or does the whole seaon not count? Does that mean teams cannot be promoted or relegated? I don't expect you to know the answer to these questions, but they'll be asking them somewhere!

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

                I have no idea. Luckily I don't have to work that out.

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Where’s the early scout squad picks?

      3. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The state of the posts this morning. Sheesh.

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Got better?

          1. Gnu Scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            😉
            Yes, thank you.

        2. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Just this morning? 😉

          1. Gnu Scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            😆
            Fair comment.

      4. Sotamendi84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        a) play maddison
        b) get fernandez for -4

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

          B

      5. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Liverpool fans: You'll never walk alone...

        Corona virus: Hold my beer.

      6. Lets VARdy Party
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        No idea what to do now, WC last week,plans blown out of the water all help appreciated:

        Leno Pope
        TAA VVD Doherty Otamendi Taylor
        Salah Pepe Mahrez Dacoure Capoue
        Aubameyang Jiminez Jota

        FH and BB left

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

          Play on as usual. Don't FH in 31, you have 10 playing

          1. Lets VARdy Party
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks are spurs players necessary for gw31, they are awful, was thinking Alli for Mahrez, not as easy now he will have dgw later

      7. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        A) Aubameyang and Martial

        or

        B) Giroud and Mane

        ??

        1. Citizenkane91
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          B

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

        Which two to start?

        A) Lundstram
        B) Lascelles
        C) Traore

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

          A if we get any hints from Wilder

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

            and Adama - Newc on the beach with no keeper

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

              Cheers

      9. BNMC
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Is it worth trying to work a Chelsea player into this squad?

          Leno Krul
          TAA Doherty Saiss Cathcart Taylor
          Salah KDB Bruno Sarr Saka
          Auba Jota DCL

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Which player and for whom?

            1. BNMC
                2 months, 17 days ago

                That's the issue. Maybe I'll wait a bit, but they are playing Villa this week...

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            KDB apparently trained Monday & Tuesday in the run up to Arsenal but was a doubt to start

            With Burnley the only opportunity to get minutes before Madrid - he's going to stay isn't he?

            Just wonder if he'll do a Vardy & punish sellers by returning vs Burnley... Could easily set him getting something vs Liverpool (City wont want to lose that one) & Southampton as well with that level of set piece domination, penalties, and the obvious open play threat

            In reality, even though his schedule & injury doubt apart to be cosmetically bad - are they actually a reverse-trap....

            He's actually a very difficult sell isn't he?

            1. BNMC
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I'm not in a rush to sell but I am definitely considering it.

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

                Definitely not easy sell, so no.

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

                I'm captaining - think he might go medieval on Burnley's ass

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Think I'm fairly set on Vardy captain...

                  But Dear Lord there will be some wailing & gnashing of teeth on here if KDB even just pops up with a simple goal

                  All it takes is one shot, one DFK, one Penalty...

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

                    Fingers crossed

              • Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                He certainy is when he was bought for 9.5. It would be a one way ticket only I suspect. If I could be sure he would start and play most of the remaining league fixtures then I'd certainly keep him. At the moment the jury is still out but I'm likely to keep until the WC..

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

              Hi guys, what was that Leicester Twitter account that predicted the Vardy out news really early?

              Really need to know whether Perez starts or not on Saturday...

              1. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Something like Sean

              2. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Sean from enderby. Leicester in the early game, you'll find out saturday morning.

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

                FPL Rockstar

                1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Rockstar is on a break, according to himself

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

                Low body fat and popular with the ladies apparently, 110% accurate too

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

                  After last weekend the percentage must have gone up even more!

                2. Better off with a pin and a…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Sums up Vardy pretty well, too.

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

              I’m definitely captaining a Chelsea or Man I player this week, so better option out of these 2?:

              A) Bruno (C) + Lascelles
              B) Willian (C) + Alonso (-4)

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                A - prefer Pedro to Willian for what its worth

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

                  willian more nailed long-term i think, with pujlisic

            4. Holmes
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Cristiano Ronaldo has told Juventus that he won’t come back from Portugal after teammate Daniele Rugani tested positive for Coronavirus.

              https://t.co/tYpeeVGVTJ

            5. ViperStripes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Not making any transfers until weekend schedule is known.

              Idea for FPL Towers: New rule, any teams not playing due to CoronaVirus and you have a player for that team, you can make a FH transfer for that player and it will revert back to your old player at the end of the week. So some people might get 2 trandfers and some might get 5 etc etc, but no one is disadvantaged due to a match not going ahead. But we all get nice juicy double, triple GW's later in the season.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Corona Virus FH

                I like it actually

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

                Nice idea but probably not enough time to dev and QA this functionality before the weekend...

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

                Not really fair either as you will have that player back for possible treble or quadruple gw for no cost.

                We will just have to take this whole thing on the chin and roll with the punches Viper.

            6. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              So Pool's season going from an amazing treble to empty-handed (if PL is called off)... woah.. that'd be super rough!

              1. BNMC
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  All within the space of 10 days!

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

                  Except for the PL title.

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

                  Used to think Boro in mid 90s had worst season ever - 2 x cup final defeats and relegation

                  1. Sir Edo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    At least they had a treble gameweek! 🙂

                • how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Super cup, world club cup....

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

                    Inter toto cup, Johnstones paint trophy, rumbalow cup

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

                      😆
                      Am sure Pool fans will be happy with only Super cups and alike...

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                If the euro qualifiers are cancelled (surely a virtual certainty at this stage??) could we possibly see some of the outstanding PL fixtures played weekend of 28/29 march and the Wed 25th?

                That could be huge - particularly whether they add them to GW31 or GW32

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

                  I'd be extremely surprised if the Internationals go ahead.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Yep surly they're going to be cancelled

                    And if they don't go ahead it opens up this gaping hole in the calendar from Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April

                    Is just a question of whether they fill that hole with the fixture backlog (behind closed doors games in all likelihood)...

                    Or whether they decide to use it as buffer to try delay the Covid progress

                2. ElliotJHP
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  Surely the Euros wont be going ahead

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Man City QUADRUPLE Gameweek32

                    Arsenal Wed 25th
                    Newcastle Sun 29th
                    Chelsea Wed 1st
                    Liverpool Sun 5th

                    Backlog :SOLVED

                    1. The VAR Team
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        The first three would be part of 31! They wouldn’t change the GW32 deadline

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Would it not be easier for them to pull in the GW32 deadline though than add them at even shorter notice to GW31

                          (GW32 deadline is already fast approaching in just 8 days on Friday 20th!)

                      • Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Quadruple for those that have triple captain left will be like being in heaven

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          FH is surely the even bigger play there though!

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

                      It’s highly unlikely

                  2. Long ago I drew a walrus
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 17 days ago

                    Can you imagine the outrage if new fixtures are added to GW31 after the deadline

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Yeah I don't think they could ever do that

                      But GW32 could become an absolute monster GW, the likes of which we've never seen before

                  3. The VAR Team
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      That would be part of GW31. All of a sudden we wouldn’t have a blank after all

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Possibly - maybe they add one fixture per backlog team to GW31 (Wed 25th games)

                        And the other two backlog fixtures to GW32 (I. E. Saturday 28th & Wed 1st games)

                        1. The VAR Team
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            I don’t think they would change the deadlines as they’re already set, and people could and would miss them if they’re moved forward

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Is there any precedent of them changing deadlines before?

                              Surely it's the least of two evils - GW32 deadline would need to be pulled into Wed 25th to enable this

                              That's still 13 days away so they'd have plenty of time to warn people /put up banners all over the website

                              1. Daniel S.
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                yes they have been changing deadlines many years ago, but it was only the hour because games were changed due to tv broadcast if I recall correctly. must be 8 years or so.. anyone to confirm this?

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

                                Someone on here claimed they’ve never done it. I think as soon as FPL starts changing things it will be unfair to someone, and therefore the best course of action is doing nothing.
                                They might not see it that way though 😉

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 17 days ago

                                  If they give plenty of notice (days/weeks) maybe it becomes more feasible

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

                                    It would be a shame if we don’t know whether 31 is a blank or not by the deadline yeah

                              3. SackWenger
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 17 days ago

                                I seem to remember this happening once, possibly ten years or so ago. Difficult to remember the circumstances, but there was a Saturday game that was played in advance of some of the other matches which were either in the week or the following weekend. It was odd for the reason of setting up your team so far ahead before the rest of them play.

                                At the time, it was odd not attaching it to the end of the previous gameweek. It's a sketchy memory.

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

                      What CHE players would you have in a triple up?

                      1. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        only Alonso for me.

                      2. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Alonso, Mount, Jorginho

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

                        alonso, willina/pedro, mount

                      4. Lemongrab
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        Alonso, Willian, Giroud

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

                          I had the same idea.

                    • Marmalade Forest
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Rampant speculation.

                      Someone in the Liverpool squad coughs at training today after playing Atletico, he is tested positive for COVID19 and isn’t allowed to play.

                      Nor are the rest of the senior squad now after they all played together.

                      Liverpool will have to either play their kids or push for postponement.

                      Liverpool fans go into meltdown about how the rest of the season gets sorted and if/when they can claim the title.

                      More importantly, everyone in the forums here goes into meltdown about what to do for GW31 and how to capitalise to win MLs and improve OR.

                    • Daniel S.
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      is Bruno essential this week?

                      1. Dynamic Duos
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        I think so and Alonso for me

                        Alonso (c) Bruno (vc)

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

                      GTG?

                      Lemsip
                      Kleenex / Panadol / FFP3
                      Halls / Anadin / Andrex / Dettol
                      Carex / Calpol / Cushelle

                    • rnrd
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Play

                      A- DCL (LIV)
                      B- Aurier (LUN)

                      ?

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

                        Dcl

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

                        (LUN)?

                        Aurier could get a minus score

                    • Dynamic Duos
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Going to BB this week and FH next week whilst we still have games(hopefully)

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

                        Are you planning to use all of your chips/WC in the consecutive coming weeks?

                        1. Dynamic Duos
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Like I said, wc and tc used

                    • Berbinho's Forehead
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 17 days ago

                      Real Madrid are in quarantine putting their game against City next week a doubt. Good for KDB prospects to start vs Burnley

                      https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/1238051497952362501?s=20
                      https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/1238052327615070209?s=20

                      1. ElliotJHP
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 17 days ago

                        How much longer can UEFA competitions go on for

                        1. Berbinho's Forehead
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Looks like CL is at the biggest risk of being postponed/cancelled given travel from countries within Europe. I suppose moving Euros to 2021 opens up a period for games to be played this summer. The PL are going to play games behind closed doors according to The Times, so they may be able to finish the league on time.

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

                            All it would take is a few positives and the PL would have to shut down.

                            1. Berbinho's Forehead
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              Yes and it wouldn't be a surprise. I read that that UK are 13 days behind Italy so probably will get worse from here on - and of course those within football aren't immune from catching the virus.

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

                              Imagine Neale trying to do team news in a few weeks. He'll need a big calculator to work out whether certain players will leave quarantine in time for matches.

                      2. BNMC
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          Or it could mean DGW30!?

                        • Daniel S.
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 17 days ago

                          why risk KDB when there is no Real game? he was supposed to play in order to gain match fitness

                          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 17 days ago

                            why risk anyone, UEFA should just call it off

                            1. Berbinho's Forehead
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 17 days ago

                              It's more feasible to cancel the CL than any league but I don't see it happening - there's too much money to be made. Money comes before health to those at the top, and especially to the hierarchies within football.