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Lampard, Kane, Rooney and Salah kick-start World Cup of FPL quarter-finals

The Fantasy Football Scout World Cup of FPL has reached the quarter-finals stage.

The last sixteen concluded at the end of last week, leaving us with eight players to compete for the title of greatest FPL asset of all time.

Before we reveal the match-ups, let’s find out who won the final two ties of the second round.

Last Sixteen – Match 7

  • Luis Suárez – 77.4%
  • Marcos Alonso – 22.6%

Perhaps an unsurprising result considering Suárez’s impact during his time at Liverpool.

Before Mohamed Salah arrived at Anfield, the Uruguayan held the record for most points in an FPL season, involved in at least 34 goals in his final two campaigns at Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Alonso’s at-times explosive nature was only good enough for him to earn 22.6% of the vote in this match.

Last Sixteen – Match 8

  • Sergio Aguero – 84.97%
  • Leighton Baines – 15.03%

Aguero handed out the heaviest defeat of the second round, despite facing cult hero Baines.

The Everton defender’s popular status among long-time players of the game, did nothing for him against Manchester City’s talismanic striker.

Aguero crushed his opponent with 84.97% of the vote, while Baines managed just 15.03%.

CURRENT STANDINGS

Take a look at the image below, to see how the second-round results have impacted the quarter-finals.

LAMPARD VS KANE

World Cup of FPL - Group A and B results

Harry Kane is the next FPL asset to stand in the way of pre-tournament favourite Frank Lampard.

The Spurs man has enjoyed his time at the World Cup so far, winning Group C ahead of Didier Drogba, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Romelu Lukaku.

He then went on to fend off Trent Alexander-Arnold in the second round.

Lampard was the winner of Group A, seeing off Robin van Persie, Branislav Ivanovic and Patrice Evra for top spot there.

After that, Gareth Bale was defeated in the second round.

ROONEY VS SALAH

Wayne Rooney and Mohamed Salah both face their toughest tests of the tournament so far in this meaty quarter-final.

Rooney, the top-scoring player since record began in 2006/07 was the winner of Group E and saw off John Terry in the second round.

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After running-up Group H behind Sergio Aguero, Salah smashed Kevin De Bruyne in the last sixteen.

He comes up against Rooney as the biggest name of recent years, top-scoring every full FPL season since arriving at Liverpool, and breaking the most points scored in one campaign in 2017/18.

186 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 hours ago

    FIFA's chief medical officer has demanded the breaks be put on any plans for football to return before September.

    Dr Michel D’Hooghe insists the world is not ready for the beautiful game to return - with the stark warning “this is not a matter of money, it is a matter of life and death”.

    Forget it

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 hours ago

      You're right.
      Not worth risking anyone's life !

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 hours ago

        It will be a brave person who decides to go against his advice and risk the consequences

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 hours ago

      its easy for him to say as he cares about humans more than money. Business doesnt work the same way.Maybe strict lockdown of 60+ age people with younger ones allowed to work is best of both the worlds

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        What’s that got to do with football?

    3. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 hours ago

      i remain optimistic,restart w/c may 25th is my hunch

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 10 hours ago

        Wonder how many French footy fans were saying that a couple of weeks ago

    4. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 10 hours ago

      Lol at people just brushing it off

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      So Michael D’Hooghe is actually Bobb?

      And Bobb was right all along?!

    6. ebb2sparky
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      For me it all depends on the ability to test. If all the players test negative before the game then why is social distancing necessary on the pitch?
      Of course I appreciate that it won't look good if PL players are using up tests that might be more needed elsewhere in the country.

    7. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      The man is an expert on ankle injuries, not virus outbreaks. Muppet.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Can you ask him to visit Hurricane ?

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 hours ago

    France mentions no football till Sept, going to be wrapping up soon?

  3. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 hours ago

    Ronaldo is going to win this. Mayyyybe Lampard.

    But in my opinion, there has never been a greater set and forget captain than Suarez

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 hours ago

      Was he get better than salah (300+ points season) ?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 hours ago

        Scratch that "get" off 😀

      2. Stoic
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        He was legendary. Anfield matches against lower tier opponents, you weren't even nervous if you had him cap. Can't even forget his goals against Norwich. GOAT of FPL if we talking about a single season.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          Wow
          Great to know that.
          Thanks for the information mate

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        There was a period between GW6 & GW31 in 2013/14 where he pretty much was (better than Salah's 300-pointer that is)

        He got zero points in GW1 - 5 (Ban for disgraceful, despicable behaviour that's probably better not to go into)

        And for the last 8 games of the season he only got 3 goals & 1 assist...

        But in the 25 games in between he pretty much broke the game getting 27G & 16A

        A talismanic lone striker in a Brendan Rodgers team in form can be a terrifyingly lethal FPL asset (Vardy proved this again this season!)

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          So yeah, for two thirds of a season he was dynamite

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          Wasn't playing FPL seriously that time so i don't know about that..
          Only thing I remember is the slip .. 😀

          Thanks for the information MBP !
          Set N forget © then ....

  4. Amey
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 hours ago

    League 1 cancelled too ?
    I really don't think PL would get cancelled so easily though with amount of money involved 😮

    Will they wait till a vaccine is found ?
    I think they will but it's tricky ....

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      vaccine is 12 months away!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        I seriously hope you're wrong sir !
        Without a vaccine, dense populated countries will be very difficult to contain ....

  5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 hours ago

    Even votes on my benching dilemma so far. Anyone for a casting vote for tonight's V-FPL? Done Barnes to Martial in my transfer, so this is the last thing.

    A. Play Cantwell (ARS)
    B. Lascelles (Sou)

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 hours ago

      A
      Winger against THAT arsenal defense 😉

      I hope they have muatafi & Luiz in VFPL though ...

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 hours ago

        I'm not sure Arsenal's defence is all that bad in VFPL actually 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 10 hours ago

          Sorry for bad suggestion then mate ...

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 10 hours ago

            Haha no I'm just crap at 5050s lately. Thank god it matters even less!

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 10 hours ago

              It's about fun ..
              You must be enjoining it 😀

              GL mate... And yes, Take care

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      I’d play Cantwell

  6. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    Captain V-FPL

    A) salah
    B) Bruno
    C) Jimenez

    Tnks

  7. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    Play Buendia or Traore?

    1. Ronnies
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      A

  8. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    A restart early June now feels very unlikely again (as it did a month ago) with the French league/government news. Whenever its safe again would you rather they finish the existing season even if that's in sept/oct?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      Surely they can't restart the season that late because the 20/21 season won't be completed in time for the European Championships.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      (It's June start or cancel).

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      yes - surely finish this one before starting a new one - would be madness otherwise!

  9. Shnkswnt
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    Hi Ragabolly,
    I just swapped Hayden with Deeney like in a last minute and saved my team but when checking through live points Hayden is actually in my starting eleven.

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      The deadline must have passed mate, sorry.. If you pressed the save team button before deadline, it would have gone through, I made sure this process is super accurate to the second.

      1. Shnkswnt
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        Ohh Alright Ragabolly. Thanks for your reply !

  10. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    Pukki's hurt!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      Only 16 minutes and he still managed a goal. Decent!

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      Out till GW15 though. Darn.

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        My team actually looks good to play 442 next week, so I could prolong Pukki's sale.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      He will be missed.

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    Nah, Salah is destroying me now 🙁

    1. Baravan
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      destroying the game too

  12. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    I've noticed that fixture difficult seems irrelevant in vfpl.

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      That was meant to say difficulty. FFS please add an edit post function on here!

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      If you mean the color coding, then I kinda agree, these are imported straight from real FPL.

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        There are just some that make no sense.
        Everton (a) is red but playing them at home is only green?

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 9 hours ago

          Yup agreed, I didn't make my own and FPL ones don't always make a lot of sense

          1. BNMC
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 9 hours ago

            If you're interested, here's one that I came up with a few months ago:
            https://imgur.com/a/NuI9FBo

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        Wasn't referring to colour coding. I mean that fixture difficulty doesn't seem to be reflecting points players are getting.

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 9 hours ago

          I would disagree.. Tough fixtures did affect teams negatively

  13. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    What a game.....

  14. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    It is literally impossible to survive this game without captaining Salah in these plum home fixtures.

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      Captained Bruno over him this week. You're right. He's smashing it tight now

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 hours ago

        I'll be captaining Bruno next week. Bournemouth at home should be a great fixture.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      This.

      Expecting Mane to cover him in this format is a friggin joke.

  15. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    mane (c) fail , again

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      You're in good company.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 9 hours ago

      I’m getting rid for a hit for Salah.

      Mane is a waste of money in this format.

    3. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Same here! First time I cap him over salah

  16. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 hours ago

    Perez got a brace, could be an interesting one. Maybe an escape route from Sarr when Watford's fixtures turn soon.

  17. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Alonso is, and forever will be, my FPL GOAT

  18. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    I'll take 2 assists, but I won't take getting injured for 4 weeks!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Kind of figured that would happen.

      I might WC now. Get rid of Mane for Salah and get Rashford in.

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        I'll want to see how Utd's attacking play is affected without Bruno. I might have to spend 2 of my friendlies on them.

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Getting a bit annoyed now with how players who should be regular starters who aren't injured seem to randomly not play. No Ayew and no PVA for Palace? Seems to happen a lot.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      I sold PVA yesterday for Alonso, so may have dodged one there, but I get your point.

      Saying that, though,Alonso will probably be dropped now as well.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      I don't want to be defending the game as I am really just doing it for fun. But there are two points here: 1)random benchings happen as often in real FPL, players getting a knock in training, illness, tactical reasons etc. Why do we wait for leaks in FPL if we know lineups 100% always? I tried to have a sense of that in the game. Nailed players who have inferior competition will start. But Ayew for example has Tosun and Benteke to fight him, and that leads to point 2

      2) The game must give chances to new faces. It can't be a replica of FPL, it would be too predictable. So vmanagers decide to try new players every now and then especially when the starting player is not performing 100%. That's why Pogba is now playing and scored, otherwise he would never play in vFPL. Same thing with Sane and others.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Ignore him Ragabolly, some people are never happy, Loving the game.

        1. On Giants' Shoulders
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          I do like the balance of the game. I'm certainly finding that I blame myself rather than the game and that, from a game development perspective, is a plus I'd say. If PVA is benched and I can't cover him with the bench, that's my fault. Should I have Salah over Mane? or both? It's my call. I'm finding that I have to put in as much thought to this game as I would "real" FPL.

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Fair points but I've noticed that it's happening far too frequently. Ayew has started every single game for Palace in real life even with Benteke and Tosun there.

        You don't need to defend the game as it's only a bit of fun and I don't think anyone is taking it seriously. Just an observation that's all.

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      If you think this game is random, try playing the ChampMan game. That is really savage with line ups, lots of subs pre 60mins, and loads of sending offs.

  20. Brimble82
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Raga;
    I know BPS is a mystery to all in actual FPL, but...
    How did Yarmolenko get max BPS in the WHUvCHE game?

    - Less than 3 attack involvement
    - no goal or assist
    - got booked

    Seems a bit odd.

    1. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      PS; HUGELY loving the game.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Lots of sideways passes?

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Its a bug. Fabian has 3 baps 🙂

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        or are those save points?

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          2 for 6 saves
          1 for Baps

    4. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Passes and interceptions and other similar kind of stats are coded in vFPL but not transparent to users yet.

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Seem like they dominate when not much action is happening in the game, like 0-0

        1. Brimble82
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          Interesting. Thanks

  21. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Chelsea drew 0-0 in my simulated friendly too.

    Took the armband off Mane just before deadline and Capped Alonso, so cant complain with 8 points.

  22. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1253252252929851394

    Van Persie, winner v loser.

  23. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Lamela is an intriguing one...

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Virtual Mourinho roulette?

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        I guess you get what you pay for.
        In all seriousness I should probably be getting a Spurs player - they have a pretty decent run of fixtures.

  24. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    I'm happy I didn't do any mid-gameweek transfers. I bet some did and are regretting it.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      I sold PVA for Alonso and Henderson for Foster.

      So far, so good....

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      I bought Salah back

  25. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Carnage!

    Pukki injured.

    Fernandes injured.

    Gomez officially out of the side.

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      How is your team doing? I don't know why but I secretly hope you win vFPL 🙂

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Slipping down the ranks now 🙁 I think some FPL surgery is required. Not having Mane and Salah is killing me.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          Not having Salah is the major problem.

          A problem I intend to fix before next GW.

  26. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    I can't ever celebrate Jota's points when he always seems to be in Jimenez's shadow.

  27. WrightnBright
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Presume there’s a 2nd WC in vFPL?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Yes after GW19

      1. WrightnBright
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Great, cheers.
        Love this by the way, any chance we can have this every season alongside real fpl?! It’s like a (fairly) stress free alternative.

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          Yeah absolutely, I plan to run it again at some point if the overall feedback at the end suggests so!

          1. BNMC
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 8 hours ago

            Maybe it could be something that runs during international breaks or midweeks or just any time that won't be occupied by real FPL.

  28. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    WC needed. Jota and Mane need to go and be replaced by Jimi and Salah.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 hours ago

      I've got all 4 now.

  29. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Ranked No. 1 as it stands!

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 hours ago

      Wow! Congrats 😀
      just to confirm, you're VAR united?

      1. Ronnies
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 8 hours ago

        Yes mate!

        1. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 8 hours ago

          Awesome! And Lascelles cs too now 😀

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 hours ago

      What's your secret?

  30. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 8 hours ago

    Very smooth sideways moves this gw.

    Mane>Salah,Boly>Doherty for free. 😎