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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. Hands Guber
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Premier League is going the way of Serie A and Ligue 1 within 10-14 days, cowboys, you can quote me on that.

    Forget all this nonsense and use all your chips in the next two weeks in a proper blowout!

    1. Pinky and De Bruyne
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yep make sure you panic and buy all the hand cleaner you can find.

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

    Mods, hulk this!

    Movie recommendations for next week when we are all quarantined:

    Virus (1999) - underrated sci fi body horror with cool practical effects

    The Thing (1982) - how to deal with the possibility of everyone around you being a potential deadly threat?

    Contagion (2011) - very bad movie but fits the bill and what else to do when you're stuck in your house? And Marion Cotillard is a cutie

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

      12 Monkeys, Brad Pitt's character is how I usually feel after a weekend of FPL too.

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

      Omega Man or original I AM Legend

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Quarantine (2008 film)

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

      Trolls (2016) - so people won't give withdrawal symptoms from matchdays on FFS.

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

        Lol, I prefer the original Troll trilogy. Troll 2 from 1990 featuring this classic scene

        https://youtu.be/HyophYBP_w4

    4. A Dog Has Its Day
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Alien (1979).

      Saw it for the first time in my life in 2018 with uni flatmates. Can't believe it was made that long ago and it looked so realistic. The movie is brilliant.

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

        It's one of the best horror movies of all time for sure.

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      28 Days Later

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

      Surely 28 Days Later too!

      Going one step further - ways to kill time during the blackout :

      Red Dead Redemption 2
      Zelda:BOTW
      God Of War

      But before any of those - there's only one entertainment experience to rule them all during a pandemic - the GOAT:

      THE LAST OF US 🙂 (Remastered of course)

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

        It's gonna be perfect timing for The Last of Us 2.

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

          Yep

          Naughty Dog have pretty much stumbled into the viral marketing campaign to end all viral marketing campaigns

    7. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      How about the Crazies, Cabin Fever, Slither, the girl with all the gifts.

    8. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      The Thing (with Kurt Russell) is one of the finest films you could watch. Fabulous

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Don't need pandemic as an excuse for a Kurt Russell marathon:

        Big Trouble in Little China
        Tombstone
        Backdraft
        Escape from NY
        Bone Tomahawk (not for the faint-hearted)

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

        It's one of the few movies I watch every year. Paranoia perfection.

    9. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      So much love for The Thing. Big fan here.

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

        Hard to pick one favorite film but it's definitely up there for me!

    10. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Debbie Does Dallas

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

        Sorry I've got the wrong end of the stick here 🙁

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

    Gw31 think to bring another two and have 9 players to play so;

    Kdb to alli
    Ings to Wood/deeney..

  4. 03farmboy
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Who’s the best replacements for the following players?

      Grealish out - Barnes, Sarr or Barkley in

      Chilwell out - Doherty, Alonso or Baldock in

      1. Pinky and De Bruyne
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Grealish --> Sarr

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

        Ask after one month mate. Looks to me that fpl will be on break for 1 month

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      La Liga suspended ?

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

        Apparently yes

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

      Real Madrid in quarantine.

      Everything on hold.

      All eyes in FA regarding PL.

      Suspending everything is not outside of the question.

    • A Dog Has Its Day
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      scenes when an asteroid wipes us all out before the deadline

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        🙂

      2. Hart-ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        This made me laugh way too much. Forgot bus team, what about asteroid team?

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

      With La Liga and Serie A now suspended is this effecting anyones decision to use their WC or chips? I was looking to WC this week but now considering holding it. Could we see a suspension and then a raft of DW's?

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

        Hoooooolllldddd

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

        I’m considering using all of my chips/WC as fast as I can. I think the PL season will end prematurely.

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

          Who is going to win, who are going to be relegated?!? Who will pay money back for tv rights?!? How will all rule
          deal issues be solved without armies of lawyers in reasonable time?!? All matches just erased and Liverpool cheering happy? Really?!?

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

            No chance. Not just the prem, but all the football league effected - no promotion, no relegation. Impossible.

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

            Good luck mate.

      3. El Presidente
          2 months, 20 days ago

          The question I guess is do we believe season's over? I don't believe that. Played further down the line yes bit not over. So FPL the same way

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

            Euro's (supposedly) this summer, can't suspend for too long. TV scheduling can complicate things also. I think we'll see a re-arrangement of fixtures as apposed to a slide to the right.

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

              Inevitable postponements in CL opens new slots to play PL for empty stadions. TV rights problem partially solved imo.

              1. El Presidente
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Might be

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

                  Don't disagree, but would you agree that, that this will lead to more DGW's (eg if this weeks fixtures are cancelled, they would be squeezed into these CL vacancies, as apposed to all fixtures being slid right).

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

            Hold... we will soon be in the next FPL season 😆

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          A PL football game without fans still probably has 500 people there ...

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

            Not to mention people gathering in pubs and other places to watch the games anyway...

        • Aimar
            2 months, 20 days ago

            A) Pepe ——-> dele / Bruno / barkley

            B) grealish——-> Bowen

            C ) save

            No FH i have 7 players for GW31

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

            ....cue FFS post regarding FFS membership special for the rest of the season @ a never repeatable price of £1 .

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

              Don’t think so mate. FFS is having a collective nap atm ...

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            FPL really need to give back any chip played in 29 if the season is going to be a set of Sat/Wed double game weeks played in to the summer, or make the gameweek shorter so just one game per gameweek

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

              they don't need to do anything. It's a free online game.

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

              They really don't.

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                they really do, the basic framework of the game would have changed

                or reset chips or cancel all chips ...

                huge advantage for those holding all their chips if we had 4 double gameweeks to see out the season - if that was a possibility many would have held back on playing their chips

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

                  Dream on mate - it ain't happening.

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

                  It's a free online game. What part of that makes you think they're compelled to do anything at all?

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    because I want my chip back 🙂

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      I think Jarvish above summed it up quite succinctly.

            3. DOG GOD IT - KEANE 15
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Bitter much?

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

              Custom programming required? Let me think ... request denied. Next.

            5. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              i want my chip back lol

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

                😉 And I want my other bad decisions compensated for me 🙂

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

            Just imagine what Ben Crillin could have done with the all hours he wasted on his spreadsheets.

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

              If he likes to do it, no reason to be mean.

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Smash the gym 8 days a week, 1.3% body fat

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                🙂

              2. Cruyff's Eleven
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 20 days ago

                That would be crazy, it'll ruin your immune system

            3. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I would guess the same applies to a lot of people on here. 🙂

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            #pray_for_Crenlin

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

              the Kremlin?

          • DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Absolute nonsense to even suggest the league will be cancelled this season, that will 100% NOT happen, it will be suspended at best and continued at a later date, hold your chips. If Liverpool don't lift the league title i will delete my FFS account for good

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

              PL
              announcement expected before end of business day tomorrow. GL. 🙂

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

                really?

            2. fedolefan
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              It'll be hard but I'm sure we'll survive if you delete your FFS account.

            3. Hart-ake
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I don't think FFS are responsible for Liverpool's title win...

            4. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              if Ireland is closing its schools, US stopping flights from Europe then it is likely or possible the PL may be suspended until further notice

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

                Now you will get all infected Europeans to travel to States via London. The clever Trump likes BoJo, so that is the only route left soon.

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  ... umm ... no.

                  If you are a Brit you can’t travel if you have been in the Schengen area in the previous 14 days - you could lie but good luck

                  If you are from Schengen area you need your ESTA US visa which has your nationality on location on it, so you won’t be able to travel to US

            5. Soto Ayam
                2 months, 20 days ago

                And some people say some LFC fans come across as being entitled.

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

                What has this got to do with FFS or FPL. You want your dummy back?

              • Konstaapeli
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                I don't think you're well aware of the situation. i suggest to read a bit what is going on in the world right now.

            6. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Anyone from Italy here? What's the scenario there?

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

                  That's some scary reading...

                  1. Soto Ayam
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Yeah, very very scary. I pray it doesn't become the norm.

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

                  Got a friend who lives there half the year, near Venice. It's grim. They aren't even supposed to leave the house for a simple walk.

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

                I knew transferring in Pepe was a sign of the apocalypse.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Dragon with seven heads, ten horns, and seven crowns on his heads (C)?

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

                    Rotation risk with The Beast.

                    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      🙂

              2. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                thoughts on KDB and Pepe to Sarr and Fernandes this week?

                Henderson
                TAA Boly Stephen's
                KDB Pepe Mane Salah
                Jimi Ings DCL
                Pope Fernandez Taylor Mooy

                1. olidooley
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Keep KDB and captain him

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

                Anyone else considering going without Man City rep ie KDB to Fernandes?

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  everyone when they suspend the PL

                2. Soto Ayam
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Traded kdb for auba for a hit last week. Not in a rush to bring him back as there are a plethora of decent ish alternatives

                  • Bubbles1985
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Yup
                    Then using the cash to upgrade my defense

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

                  For once I'm happy I stay in crappy Africa.

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

                    I've always wanted to visit Africa and it's something I've planned time off for later this year. Is there a specific country you'd recommend?

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

                      South Africa
                      Namibia I believe is also nice

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

                        Nice one!

                    2. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      You can come to Kenya, although I may not be around by then but I can arrange for you with a friend to take you around and enjoy the warm weather at the Coastal beautiful beaches, and do a safari to Maasai Mara to watch the force of nature. You are going to enjoy it big time, and people here are super friendly.

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

                    Do you work for their tourist board?

                  3. ZeBestee
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Crappy Africa? Lol

                    I am ashamed.

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

                      yep, 3rd world country.

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

                        -we are without electricity 6 hrs a day
                        -growth forecast of 0,2%
                        -unemployment rate of 29%

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

                          We have no electricity issues where I am, maybe once in few months they go off for few hours. Growth is ok if you have your own business and are creative and in the right industry. Unemployment is a huge problem yeah, this is all due to mega corruption in all devolved institutions around the Country.

                      2. ZeBestee
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        I have lived in Africa for 2/3 of life, and while the leadership is wanting, Africa itself is beautiful, people here are good (at least where I live), the nature is fantastic, the weather, the freshness of foods direct from farms, cultures etc are all what I enjoy. Of course the issue here is poor leadership.

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

                          yep

                4. olidooley
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Double digit hauls this season:

                  Salah - 7
                  KDB - 7
                  Vardy - 7

                  My captain will be the guy with the home game against Burnley with no midweek Champions League game to be saved for

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

                    Mine will be the guy who gave everyone 10 games to catch him and still is premier league top goalscorer 🙂

                  2. Dynamic Duos
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Mine is Alonso

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

                      Even in a back 4 & away from home?

                      1. Dynamic Duos
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Away at Villa isn't an issue , back 4 is though but can see a Chelsea playing a back 3

                        1. olidooley
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 20 days ago

                          Exciting call. If I owned him that would be enough for me. But, depends on rank maybe....I’m not chasing anyone in my mini-leagues

                          1. Dynamic Duos
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            Yeah just put it on Bruno

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

                          Could be epic - but they've only 1 away CS all season so virtually guaranteed to concede (24 c+goals conceded away season to date)

                          1. Dynamic Duos
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            V Villa I fancy their chances though

                  3. Soto Ayam
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Mine is currently Henderson

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

                    @TeleFootball

                    Exclusive: A Premier League club is testing all its players for #coronavirus after three players displayed symptoms.

                    The league is under huge pressure to cancel matches, rather than simply play behind closed doors.

                    Report by
                    @JBurtTelegraph

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

                      Probably Arsenal (due to known exposure), but could be also any other team.

                      1. BNMC
                          2 months, 20 days ago

                          If it's any other team I'd be much more nervous.

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

                          Some Greeks are saying Marinakis might not even be sick and that he is faking it to avoid appearing in court. Not sure about its credibility though.

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

                        Bye bye Pool's PL title debut 😆

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

                        By the end of week, all leagues in all European countries will be canceled and as I told you yesterday, some may be off.

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

                      Any thoughts on the season ending now, bar Liverpool being allowed to play their next two behind close doors to be given the chance to seal the title? Everyone else stays put? After all the Premier League is a race for the title not a race for relegation so those that are down there it’s too bad. We have a winner and a runner-up..?

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

                        This belongs on RAWK mate

                      2. The Rumour Mill
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        hahahahaha

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

                        Fine with me but I just got a 100k red arrow on WC so I'm biased.

                      4. RichardNixon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        "We have a winner and a runner-up..?"

                        and multiple law suits by Villa, Norwich, Bournemouth, Wolves, Man Utd, Arsenal, Sheffield Utd, Tottenham, plus whoever else in the Championship, League 1, etc

                        If the season doesn't get completed may have to re-start next season with the same teams imo.

                        But this is an issue for all of Europe

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

                          What on Earth have Totnumb got to sue about?! Lol

                          1. BNMC
                              2 months, 20 days ago

                              They could still make top 4 but current standings would have them out of Europe altogether

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

                          What if they don't win those two games - they just keep playing until they have enough points?

                          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            Maybe they lose all of them then City get to play behind closed doors until they can wrap up the title

                      5. Scheister
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Repost:

                        Going to FH in 31
                        This week:
                        A) Dunk to Alonso
                        B) Saka to Mount

                        Cheers!

                        1. olidooley
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 20 days ago

                          A

                          1. Scheister
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            Appreciated

                      6. The Cherry Picker
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        I’d be really interested to start a discussion with anyone who has any knowledge/ an opinion on the following things:

                        1. What happens if the Premier League suspends its play like La Liga and Serie A have done. Will the season just end prematurely and FPL with be on hold accordingly?

                        2. If Liverpool haven’t won the title will they be given it even though the season still has games to play?

                        3. What happens to the teams that currently sit in the relegation zone of the Prem and the promotion zone of the championship?

                        I presume that all these things will be ironed out as time goes on but if the world is truly at the start of the next pandemic in history, sports are quite arbitrary.

                        Anyone with anything to say, please post and we’ll have a chat about it. X

                        1. BNMC
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            Villa will have something to say about point 3, they still have a game in hand...

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

                            I reckon the season will end now, bar Liverpool being allowed to play their next two behind close doors to be given the chance to seal the title 😆

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

                              And they lose their game to Everton 😆

                          • Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            When Mad Cow Disease hit UK, the rugby Ireland v England final game was played the next season and the league finalised with the result - PL will likely postpone not cancel

                          • Fulchester's New Centr…
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            When league was cancelled in September 1939 (granted they had only played 3 games) there was no champion - Blackpool had been top.
                            Next season 1946-1947 started with same 22 teams that had been in division in 1939-1940.
                            There is the precedent.

                            Obviously things a bit different now though: ££££££

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

                            I think one of two things will happen.

                            The entire season will be declared null and void. All leagues will re-start in August as they were last August. No promotions, relegations or titles awarded.

                            The containment and delay measures work and the season will resume at some point in spring/summer.

                            My money's on the first one.

                        2. ZeBestee
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 20 days ago

                          Used all my chips bar BB, happy to have done so early on given the uncertainty now. Either way, we hope this Covid outbreak ends well and the World comes out of it stronger.

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

                            It just started

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

                              Yeah, anything that has a start has an end.

                              1. The Train Driver
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 20 days ago

                                My awesomeness disagrees..

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

                          Leeds are going to be buggered aren't they!

                          1. Whats the Huth
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            I hope so

                        4. dvdguy
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 20 days ago

                          50/50 if there’s even gonna be a GW31

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

                            I'd be amazed if there's a GW31 on the scheduled dates. We may get a GW31 but it won't be for a few weeks at least.

                          2. Old Man
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            Yes, it might bring a whole new meaning to BGW31

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

                          antonio, egan, lascelles and McCarthy- worth spunking your BB for?

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

                            it's better than mine and I'm playing the chip

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

                              whose on your bench?

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

                                taylor grealish long and pope

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

                          https://twitter.com/SmuelMartinFPL/status/1238154379598934020?s=19

                          So Perez is goot to go? 😉

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

                            good*

                            Worried about Barnes in that case, though!

                            @Rainer if you're there - Pereira is finally leaving my side.