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How Premier League clubs have fared in their behind-closed-doors friendlies

The restart of the 2019/20 season draws ever nearer and Premier League clubs have been ramping up their preparations with some behind-closed-doors friendlies.

The details have been frustratingly sketchy, with the lack of press representation a bit of a hindrance.

While some clubs have provided us with match reports, others have barely acknowledged that matches have taken place and we’ve instead had to rely on word of mouth from ‘in the know’ sources.

We’ll round up all we have heard so far in the below article.

Klopp explains Liverpool rotation as Salah and Firmino are benched

Having first held an intra-squad friendly, Liverpool played Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday and hammered the Championship side 6-0.

Sadio Mane (£12.5m) scored and then assisted Takumi Minamino (£6.0m)’s strike, with Naby Keita (£5.8m), Joel Matip (£5.2m), Ki-Jana Hoever (£4.0m) and Leighton Clarkson also on target.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) reportedly picked up a minor knock, while Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) and Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) missed out altogether.

Widespread media reports suggest their absence was merely precautionary, however.

Jurgen Klopp said after the match:

It was not only a workout; for us, it was a really important test and we wanted the players to go for 45 minutes [but] because of a few little issues we couldn’t do that, so we didn’t have enough ‘first-team players’, I would say, so that’s why we decided to let three players go for 60 minutes. 

Is it time to invest in Arsenal assets after Gameweek 28? 6

Arsenal followed up a 6-0 thrashing of Charlton Athletic with a 3-2 loss at the hands of Brentford, with both games staged at the Emirates.

Budget FPL forward Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m)bagged a hat-trick in that opening game, with Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Joe Willock (£4.7m) also on the scoresheet.

Willock and Lacazette were the scorers in the defeat to the Bees.

Having been used as a left-back by Mikel Arteta, Bukayo Saka (£4.7m) was reportedly deployed in more advanced, central positions in that Brentford game, with Aubameyang again stationed in wide roles.

The fit-again John McGinn (£5.4m) was handed minutes in Aston Villa’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion, with Jack Grealish‘s (£6.4m) superb solo goal in that game captured on camera.

Villa then took on Leicester City in two training matches at Villa Park and the King Power Stadium, although no results and scorers were officially released (social media rumours suggest Villa won one game 3-0, with Leicester 1-0 victors in the other).

Leicester Live had an educated stab at compiling the Foxes’ line-ups in both games and reported that Ayoze Perez (£6.2m) missed out through injury.

A solitary Pedro (£6.8m) strike was all that separated Chelsea and Reading on Wednesday, with our very own Rotation’s Alter Ego doing some detective work on the line-ups based on stills and video footage of the game.

Reece James (£5.1m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.2m) were reportedly absent with minor injuries but again, nothing official has been announced.

West Ham United were in action on the same day against QPR, with Football London reporting that the Hammers ran out 4-1 winners – the ‘out of position’ Michail Antonio (£6.9m) among the scorers.

No official word emerged from Sheffield United’s friendly against Hull City in midweek but unverified suggestions that John Lundstram (£4.9m) scored a brace in a 4-0 win have been doing the rounds.

The Athletic reported that Billy Sharp (£5.6m) and David McGoldrick (£5.4m) were on target in two other 60-minute warm-up matches against Huddersfield Town.

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Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) found the net in a six-goal thriller between two Norwich City teams last weekend, while Luke Shaw (£5.4m) confirmed eight goals were shared in a kickabout involving two Manchester United sides.

The left-back himself scored a brace, while Bruno Fernandes (£8.6m) and Marcus Rashford (£8.8m) were also involved in at least two goals each.

The Athletic’s Tim Spiers reported that Wolves lost 2-0 to Nottingham Forest in an unofficial friendly at Molineux on Tuesday, meanwhile, with a mix of first-teamers and under-23 players taking part.

Joelinton (£5.5m) was on target both in Newcastle United’s intra-squad friendly and subsequent 3-2 win over Middlesbrough, with Steve Bruce afterwards saying that the club had been working with the much-maligned Brazilian on his positioning.


We’ll bring you another round-up on Monday with anything we’ve heard over the weekend.

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472 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Auba Aguero duo up top seems commonplace around here - anyone got arguments against that? Cheaper alternatives to put funds elsewhere/ ITB? I’ve got all chips intact so probably playing Bb this week

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      See latest hot topic RE arguments against Auba. Problem is he is by far the most appealing arsenal asset.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        That is true. In my current team I have him Nketiah (Fodder 3rd, hopefully gets some mins) and Saka:

        Ederson Reina
        TAA Stevens Egan Lascelles Rico
        Mane KDB Grealish Mount Saka
        Auba Aguero Nketiah

        Need to sort Rico though, and not sure on Ederson Reina Mount ... feel funds from losing Kun or Auba could be worth it?

        1. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I like this

        2. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Maybe Lund over Stevens and then smn for Rico

  2. Reckoner.
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Whats the consensus on best Sheffield United Defenders?

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Baldock and Stephens unless you fancy a lundy punt but probable one game at best. Cheap one is Enda

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        * cheap is Egan sorry

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          How is O'Connell?

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Not a bad option but i prefer Baldock and Enda.

            Im going Lundy cos i never learn . Ill be back moaning when he accumulates 2 whole points from 2 gws

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I don't know about the consensus, but Baldock looks better than Stevens for season-long xGI. I'm going for Baldock and O'Connell over Stevens and Basham.

  3. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Actually like this one, tear it apart:

    Leno, Ederson
    Alonso, Bellerin, Stevens, Baldock, Egan
    KDB, Grealish, Zaha, Mount, McGinn
    Aguero, Auba, Samatta

    BB this week, WC next.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I love the Zaha pick.

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Leno; Alonso, Mount, Zaha - seemed like I needed to make better use of the BB in other drafts. Ducking out of a second arsenal forward/mid helped.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dont like the faith in Samatta but never seen him play. just wondering if el ghazi couldnline up as a striker again

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He might, but as gambles go I’m fine with 5.8m on a striker with little competition in a team that must go out to win every game - will only have him 1 week

  4. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Got BB active,

    This is the latest one.

    Leno
    TAA Lundstram Egan O’Connell
    Sterling KDB Grealish
    Aguero Aubameyang Jiménez

    McCarthy Saiss McGinn Saka

    0.0ITB

    1. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lovely team

      i'd get ramsdale over mccarthy

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Can’t stretch to Ramsdale, McCarthy 4.4 SV to my team

        1. poulteren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          fair enough. Ramsdale will probably concede 6 now anyway, knowing my luck! Lovey team by the way

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I dig it. I’m rly keen to keep Jimmy, may mean sacrificing one of Auba/Kun though...

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Jimmy is a lock, got a lot of value in him. Wolves such good fixtures to come 🙂
        Are you BBing also?

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I believe I am yes, as dunno when else I’d use it. I only have 0.1 in him actually, but still feel he could be a great pick with their run-in

          1. FPL Pillars
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            He’s great, never had any doubt about it with those fixtures

    3. FPL-Albion
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pepe Reina instead of McCarthy?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        0.1 off Reina,

        Can can Reina / Lacelles instead of McCarty / Saiss

        Villa unlikely to keep CS and Vill fans seem to want Nyland to start over him.

  5. Loftus cheeky nandos
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    !Updated!

    3-1 to utd lineup:
    Romero
    Fosu, bailly, tuanzebe, Williams
    Pogba matic Bruno
    James martial rashford

    Bruno scored a pen, martial and Rashford got one and apparently Pogba bossed the game

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Bruno + Rashford on WC for me next week.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Brunoartial

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Got all three of them in my team!!

  6. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Any Villains know if Samatta is any good and if hes nailed?

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He looks quite lively in the box. Very good at headering.

    2. Jambot
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I’m not a villain but I think he’s absolutely nailed while Wesley is injured

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        El Ghazi played once upfront but that was before

      2. Vazza
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Samatta played in the Champions League whilst he was at Genk.

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thoughts on the following getting sufficient mins / 2 starts to make them worth it?

      A) Kun
      B) Laporte

    4. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      2nd team that lost 2-1 to West Brom:

      De Gea
      Wan bissaka Maguire lindelof shaw
      Garner Fred mctominay pereira lingard
      Chong ighalo mata

      1. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Doesn't bode well for defence. That's their first choice GK and back 4.

        1. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          What's more impressive is losing with 13 players.

          1. Loftus cheeky nandos
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Didn’t realise, that was from a West Brom player apparently who listed the players he was against, so a couple must have been subbed on, only 60 min halfs

          2. Loftus cheeky nandos
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            *so pereira and Lingard were subbed on after 30 mins apparently (ht)

    5. simong1
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who is the best 5th midfielder pick for GW30+ BB only...Cantwell or Saka?

      Trying to decide between Cantwell, the SGW option with a good fixture or Saka who should hopefully get a minimum of 3-4 points as he has 2 fixtures. Unsure about his playing time though

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Saka still - outside chance of an assist

    6. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      What are your thoughts on this BB?

      Leno | McCarthy
      TAA | Lundstram | Egan | Basham | Lascelles
      Sterling | KDB | Grealish | McGinn | Saka
      Aguero | Auba | Samatta

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Looks like most around tbh, so a safe bet it’s good.

    7. Loftus cheeky nandos
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      So preferred utd lineup as a prediction is:
      De Gea
      Awb Maguire lindelof shaw
      Pogba matic Bruno
      James martial Rashford

      Although with the defensive loss could see Williams replace shaw and bailly replace lindelof

    8. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Which combo?

      1 Saiss
      Or
      2. Targett

      A) El Ghazi
      Or
      B) McGinn

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        For 30 only, 2b

        1. RamaJama
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Cheers

    9. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I know the consensus for many is BB for 30 and WC 31

      However, for WC I think 1 week’s games is too little info at the best of times

      Add the uncertainty and unique nature of right now, that applies doubly imo

      I think it is possible to get 3 decent teams out for 3 weeks and WC in 33

      The WC team I think then will be far stronger for the run in - thoughts?

      BB now for 30
      WC in 33

      - 7 DGW players for gw30
      - The remaining 8 players have decent fixtures gw30
      - Field decent team for 31 & 32 also (see below)
      - Have 3 weeks solid info before using WC
      (e.g. spurs, rashford, lineups, injuries, form etc)

      Leno
      Doherty TAA Boly
      KDB Martial Mount Grealish
      Auba Jimi Vardy

      BB: Henderson Baldock Lundstram HBarnes

      31 - KDB becomes Son; bench Mount for HBarnes
      32 - Son becomes Fernandes; bench HBarnes for Mount
      33 - WC

      If things go belly up then you can still WC in 31 or 32 anyway

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        All on BB
        WC 31
        No headaches, FH for fun in the back pocket / emergency

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thinking outside the box. Very rare these days. Although i think it is impossible to plan transfers 3 weeks ahead. Never works but kind of like it

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I agree. The transfers are more suggestions, my main point I suppose is that with the chance now to effectively WC, it is entirely possible to build a team for more than just ONE week and still benefit from the BB

          1. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Yes also
            Aguero and KdB

            is same value as Mane Vardy

    10. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Do we think that Tammy is still Frank’s first choice striker?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        For now.

      2. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think he will start assuming he is fit

    11. Benster
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Assume no price changes between now and start of GW30+ right? Looked for answer in Project Restart but can't find it mentioned.

      Would appreciate conformation, although 95% certain they wont change.....

      Cheers

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No changes

      2. johndoe090
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        correct

    12. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Current team with 3.3m ITB, No WC

      Pope McCarthy
      TAA Stevens Doherty Taylor Fernandez
      Salah KDB Bruno Barnes Saka
      Rashford Jiminez DCL

      Thinking of FHing this team, thoughts?

      Henderson (Reina)
      TAA Baldock Lundstram (Tierney Saiss)
      Sterling KDB Grealish Saka (Luiz)
      Auba Aguero Tammy

      1. RamaJama
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Go for it!

    13. nn11
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Thoughts on this BB?

      Leno Hendo
      Targett Azpi Saiss Basham Baldock
      Sterling KDB Mount Grealish Cantwell
      Auba aguero Samatta

      Any help appreciated! Cheers

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Very good. Personally, I would only have Aguero with KDB. Good luck.

        1. nn11
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thanks

        2. Pieterke30
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          In order to keep a Pool mid?

          1. Champ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Not necessarily, for example i think Vardy instead of samatta could do well at watford for a start

    14. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Liverpool finally beaten in VFPL.

      Thought that might happen so did free hit and took out Salah to fund Aguero (who almost guaranteed won’t start now) but kept TAA.

      Not impressed with Fraser starting off on the bench in a must win game for Bournemouth, either.

    15. jdp219
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Really coming down to: keep Salah (would lose 0.2 to bring back) -- or not?
      All chips intact.

      1) likely BB
      Hendo, Ramsdale
      O'Connell, Targett, Trent, Saiss, Jack Stephens
      KDB, Sterling, Grealish, Fleck, Saka
      Auba, Aguero, Samatta

      2) with Mo, hold BB
      Leno
      O'Connell, Alonso, Trent
      Grealish, KDB, Salah, Fleck, Cantwell
      Auba, Aguero
      (Button; Saiss, Greenwood, Kelly)

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think it is a great opportunity to use BB; there is usually a way to deal with lost value if you need a player back. Good luck

      2. RamaJama
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        1

      3. jdp219
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thank you!

    16. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Best Combo for FH team?

      A Pépé Mahrez
      B Saka Sterling

      1. RamaJama
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        A by some

      3. Pieterke30
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        B

    17. Mattymo23
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I don't have many DGW players. I have my WC and FH left so should I make transfers this week and bring in DGW players or FH??

    18. LE CHARO
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hi everyone !

        Playing BB, no WC left. Which combo do you prefer for GW30+?

        Leno, McCarthy
        TAA, O'Connell, Saiss, Taylor, Lascelles
        KDB, Fernandes, Barnes, ***, ***
        Jimenez, ***, ***

        A - Mané, Mahrez, Auba, Nketiah
        B - Mané, Grealish, Kun, Nketiah
        C - Grealish, McGinn, Auba, Kun

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          B

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Leno or Hendo (likely to have at least one of Stevens and Egan too)

        Ramsdale or Reina (probably BB this week, just don’t rly trust Villa)

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          if you can afford him, i prefer Hendo

      • Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Do we have any more 11's in the house. Surely i can't be the longest active player here

      • The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Thoughts? FH team with 11 DGW’ers.

        Henderson
        Baldock Luiz Targett
        Sterling KDB Pepe Grealish
        Auba Aguero Sharp

        Button Janmatt Schelotto King

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Pretty good not sure about Pepe and Sharp. Dont think Pepe is value at his price even with 2 games

      • waltzingmatildas
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No WC. Not happy with team going forward, so that rules out FH. BB isn't that appealing.
        Might save both chips and try and get a decent squad.
        What do you think? *are ones I'd probably change

        Pope* krul
        TAA Doherty otamendi* ctaylor* kiko*
        Salah kdb Bruno sarr* saka*
        Auba* ings* jota*

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think it is an ideal time to BB even more so if you have no WC tbh

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        If you could only have one:

        Auba or Kun?

        Currently have Saka and KDB from their respective teams. Not sure I like my team balance with both of them in it (keeping Mane)

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Kun if you are wc in 31. Plus auba has 2 games in less than 3 days i think

        2. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Im keeping Mane too, i think Aubameyang was the first of those strikers i put down.

          I'm not confident either will get more than 150 mins... not that either need more to put up a decent score...

      • 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Got FH, Bench Boost and WC available.

        Lots of value tied up in TAA and Mane that im not prepared to lose for the sake any other DGW player (slim pickings after De Bruyne and Aubameyang, IMO).

        I'm taking a .2 loss on Bruno Fernandes and .2 loss on Mo Salah to fund the DGW strikers, both of whom i will likely want back (definitely Bruno)...

        Reina (Button)
        TAA, O'Connell, Egan, Saiss, Target
        Mane, De Bruyne, Grealish, Traore, Saka
        Aguero, Aubameyang, Jimenez.

        I'll play the bench boost (not bothered about 0 for Button)

        probably save the Wildcard until the fixtures swing for the Manchester clubs in GW32 (and we have a bit more data) to pick a team for the rest of the season and then Free Hit in 38...

        Now... tell me how flawed the whole plan is 😀

        1. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I would not sell TAA good luck

          1. french holiday
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Of course on a FH you may but losing value on him by transferring him out is risky.

      • GW30+ Fixture and clean sheet odds
        G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        GW30+ fixtures and clean sheet odds

        GW30+ fixture odds can be found here:
        http://prntscr.com/syofc5
        (Provided by Betbrain)

        GW30+ clean sheet odds
        LIV: 39%
        MCY: 39% & 51%
        CHE: 38%
        WOL: 35%
        SHU: 34% & 38%
        BOU: 32%
        LEI: 32%
        CRY: 29%
        MUN: 29%
        NEW: 29%
        SOT: 29%
        AVL: 26% & 14%
        TOT: 26%
        WHU: 25%
        WAT: 23%
        BHA: 23%
        NOR: 21%
        EVE: 16%
        ARS: 10% & 34%
        BUR: 7%
        (Provided by Betbrain)

        Clean sheet totals:
        Liverpool: 12
        Burnley: 11
        Leicester City: 10
        Manchester City: 10
        Sheffield United: 10
        Crystal Palace: 9
        Newcastle United: 9
        Watford: 9
        Manchester United: 8
        Wolverhampton Wanderers: 8
        Arsenal: 7
        Brighton and Hove Albion: 6
        Chelsea: 6
        Everton: 6
        Southampton: 6
        West Ham United: 6
        Norwich City: 5
        Aston Villa: 4
        Bournemouth: 4
        Tottenham Hotspur: 4

        It really is good to be back, hope you all have a great DGW30+ and please stay safe 🙂

        G

        1. Lord Heskey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Villa defenders looks like a very choice, same goes for Arsenal, but limited choices anyway so whats the worse that could happen

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            A very what choice? Good or bad???

            1. FPL Virgin
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              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I'm guessing "bad" 😉

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                So was I, but didn't want to presume 😆

        2. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thanks for this, exactly the info I needed

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Good luck, hope it works out for you 🙂

        3. FPL Virgin
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          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So good to have this back. A little piece of normality returns 🙂

        4. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So the chance of one of the DGW teams keeping at least one CS is as follows:

          Man City: 70%
          Sheffield Utd: 59%
          Aston Villa: 36%
          Arsenal: 40%

          Therefore, based on CS odds, it is actually worth having Man City, Sheffield Utd and Arsenal defenders (but not Villa) as the CS odds are greater for those three teams than any SGW team.

          1. baps sniffer
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            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Or is it? Arsenal def (40%) over TAA (39%) is not tempting me for obvious reasons.

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Leno as a GK is tempting though.

          2. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Thanks Diesel 🙂

          3. torshov_bulls
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            How do you calculate the at least one CS-odds?

        5. SDC
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So good to have this back. Hope you are doing well G-Whizz 🙂

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I'm good mate, good to be back. Wish there was footie this weekend though!

            1. casual
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              With Villa having already played a few days earlier after the long lay off, Chelsea's odds of a clean sheet seen a little low to me? Less chance than Norwich and only slightly better than Everton who have Liverpool?

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I don't really fancy Villa to do anything in that game either but stuck Grealish in because if anything does happen he'll more than likely have played some part...

              2. Twisted Saltergater
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Away clean sheets are very rare.

                1. RedLightning
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                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Away clean sheets (59):
                  LIV 7
                  MCI, LEI 5
                  SHU, BUR, SOU 4
                  ARS, BHA, CRY, NEW, NOR, WHU, WOL 3
                  BOU, MUN, WAT 2
                  CHE, EVE, TOT 1
                  AVL 0.
                  Home clean sheets (91):
                  BUR, WAT 7
                  SHU, CRY, MUN, NEW 6
                  LIV, MCI, CHE, EVE, LEI, WOL 5
                  ARS, AVL 4
                  BHA, TOT, WHU 3
                  BOU, NOR, SOU 2

        6. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Good to see this 😀
          I want ederson man ... Even more now.
          He's so expensive ...

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Luckily I only need one keeper not 2 😉

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Ha
              So do I.
              I don't think i can manage cash for ederson though.

              Enjoy your 12 points then 😀

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Surely Hendo is THE DGW keeper to have? Well I think so lol

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Yeah.
                  No fixture in GW 31 is a spanner in the works though

                  1. G-Whizz
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                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Maybe I should have said the DGW keeper to have IF you're on a FH?

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      In that case, he's the best choice !!
                      😉

                      1. G-Whizz
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                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        😆

        7. mikess
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think Chelsea look incorrect there. Love this post

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            It looks wrong to me too. Really sorry that's supposed to read:

            CHE: 38%

            Which puts them third on the list...

        8. french holiday
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think Chelsea CS odds are very low.

            1. french holiday
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Cheers Whizz and i do think Wolves CS odds are high. I do fancy West Ham to score given their attacking talent and need for points.

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                It's West Ham though...

                Yah never know they could surprise me though. Personally would love one (just this week) just to wipe all those Wolves clean sheets away lol

      • The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wow black lives matters to replace footballers names for the first 12 games of the new season. I thought it was a joke at first. I hope this brings about Change. After years of pathetic efforts by Fifa something real at last. I shed a tear in this moment.

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think the ‘Democratic’ Football Lads Alliance were planning to attack BLM protesters in London today or tomorrow lol