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The Aguero injury latest as City rotation gives Fantasy managers food for thought

Manchester City 5-0 Burnley

  • Goals: Phil Foden (£5.1m) x2, Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) x2, David Silva (£7.3m)
  • Assists: Bernardo Silva (£7.7m) x2, Fernandinho (£5.1m), Sergio Aguero (£11.8m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m)
  • Bonus: Foden x3, Mahrez x2, Bernardo, Silva x1

Pep Guardiola said Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.8m) knee injury “doesn’t look good” after the Manchester City striker limped out of his side’s 5-0 win over Burnley on Monday evening.

Aguero appeared to injure himself when winning a first-half penalty for Guardiola’s troops but the Argentine had been sighted holding his knee earlier in the game and his manager confirmed after full-time that it is an issue that has caused discomfort for some time.

The City boss said in his post-match interview and press conference:

He felt something in his knee. He was struggling the last month, some pain in his knee.

It doesn’t look good for this season.

Tomorrow we will see and know exactly what he has. But the doctor says it will take time. A few games [out] for sure but maybe tomorrow the tests he is going to get maybe some good news – we will see.

Aguero’s Fantasy assist for Riyad Mahrez’s (£8.5m) spot-kick was his last contribution at the Etihad and while it was at least some consolation for the premium FPL forward’s owners, his total of eight points across two Double Gameweek 30+ matches would have left many feeling short-changed.

The stock of Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) could be about to rise as we await a proper diagnosis from the City medical department, although it should be said that Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) has operated as a ‘false nine’ in Guardiola’s various systems before and the Brazilian will surely not be starting week-in, week-out from now until Gameweek 38+ even if Aguero is sidelined.

With eight goals scored, none conceded and 174 Fantasy Premier League points plundered, Manchester City were the success story of Double Gameweek 30+.

The trouble is, of course, that the minutes and points were shared across 20 different City assets, with only Ederson (£6.0m), David Silva (£7.3m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) starting against both Arsenal and Burnley.

The Brazilian goalkeeper was, rather predictably, the only member of Guardiola’s squad who was handed three hours of pitch-time over the last week.

The City boss made a whopping eight changes from the side that beat the Gunners last Wednesday, with Jesus, Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.6m), Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), Kyle Walker (£5.6m), Benjamin Mendy (£5.5m) and Ilkay Gundogan (£5.2m) all dropping to the bench.

Sterling (who has now missed out on 8-0, 6-1 and 5-0 wins), Mendy and Walker were all unused substitutes against the Clarets, while De Bruyne and Laporte emerged for one-pointers in the second half.

With the Citizens set to be in action twice a week between now and Gameweek 38+ and league results likely to be low down on Guardiola’s priority list, this ‘new normal’ (which is just the old normal on acid) is something Fantasy managers are going to have to get used to if they are to tap into this free-scoring City side.

Above: Manchester City players’ game-time in Double Gameweek 30+

Of the players who did start on Monday, Mahrez and Phil Foden (£5.1m) were the undoubted stars of the show.

The Algerian scored a fine individual effort after cutting in from the right flank on 42 minutes and, with Aguero, De Bruyne and Gundogan all off the field, stepped up to convert from 12 yards on the stroke of half-time after the Argentine had been felled by Ben Mee (£5.0m).

Guardiola’s comments in January about Mahrez being injury-resistant have been wheeled out as proof that the Algerian will be a regular starter during the forthcoming period of fixture congestion but it is naive to think that he too isn’t at risk; Sterling’s powers of “regeneration” had also previously been hailed by his manager and the England winger was consigned to bench duty against the Clarets.

While some of us will baulk at paying premium Fantasy money for assets that may only start every other game, Foden is arguably worth the risk at just £5.1m.

His 21st-minute strike from distance had broken the deadlock and he rounded off the scoring just after the hour-mark, finishing sharply after Jesus had miscued a shot in his direction.

Better still was his “assist for the assist” for David Silva’s goal, with a no-look pass setting Bernardo Silva (£7.7m) free in the Burnley box.

Foden is seen as the long-term successor to the ageing Silva but they were both deployed in the same team here, with the young midfielder operating further up the left flank.

Guardiola said after full-time:

When David said it was his last year I told the board we have Phil, so we don’t have to invest.

It is difficult to find a replacement but [in Foden], we have a young Manchester City fan who every time he plays gives us something unique and special.

In the next decade, or 15 years, he will be an outstanding player for us. I don’t have doubts.

Foden won’t start every City league match from now until Gameweek 38+ and chances are that he may be back among the substitutes at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

As a fifth FPL midfielder, however, he certainly has his merits and if we could sense that a start was in the offing, perhaps via a team news leak or the feeling that he was “due” a run-out following a benching or two, then Foden may prove decent value for money in the run-in.

From a Burnley perspective, this is simply one of those games to forget about and move on.

The Clarets couldn’t lay a glove on City and managed just one shot all match but “easier” tests await, starting with a home clash against Watford on Thursday.

There is a sense that all is not well within the Burnley camp, however.

With Chris Wood (£6.1m), Ashley Barnes (£6.1m), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) and Robbie Brady (£5.5m) all injured, the Clarets were further weakened by the loss of another four players ahead of kick-off; Joe Hart (£4.2m), Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m), Aaron Lennon (£4.6m) and Phil Bardsley (£4.3m), all of whom are nearing the end of their contracts, were not even among the substitutes as doubts linger over their futures.

Four academy products made it onto Dyche’s under-strength bench as a result, with two goalkeepers among the seven substitutes that the Burnley boss named.

Dyche was evidently irked by his board’s attitude, saying:

These situations didn’t need to occur. That is something the chairman and the board must learn from.

The COVID crisis has not been helpful for sure but it’s not been the cover story because I’ve been talking about this for 18 months.

It’s a strange situation with contracts. Players who haven’t been offered things have decided not to finish their contracts.

We have had a healthy return but the chairman makes the decisions. I can only advise. Life at Burnley is tough at times.

With many of us opting for Nick Pope (£4.9m) between the posts between now and Gameweek 38+, there’ll be concerns that those off-the-field issues could be adversely affecting the Clarets’ on-field displays during the run-in.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Fernandinho (Laporte 60′), Otamendi, Zinchenko; Foden (Sane 79′), Rodri, D Silva; Mahrez (De Bruyne 60′), Bernardo, Aguero (Jesus 45′). 

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Rodriguez (Pieters 59′), Vydra (Thompson 88′). 

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1,460 Comments Post a Comment
  1. linkafu
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rashford or Jiminez?

    1. Trondero
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimmy

    2. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimenez 100%

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      jim

    4. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jimmy 100%...I'm seriously considering dropping Rash and going with Bruno for my Man U attacking cover

  2. Danstoke82
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Blockbuster question here....

    Best 4.3 midfield fodder for my bench?

    currently on James McCarthy. Any others semi nailed?

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hayden

      1. Danstoke82
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        hes 4.4 unfortunately, already checked

        1. linkafu
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ouch got him for 4.3 sorry

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Davis from Villa

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He's looked knackered after 5 mins in each of their games and is an injury risk

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          OOP and focal point of Villa's attack, could do a lot worse for 4.3

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      guendozi

    4. ryacoo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just go Guendouzi and save 0.1

    5. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Guendouzi get you a nice 2 or 3 points. However, he likes a yellow card

  3. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    If on WC and wondering which Pool MFer to selct out of Mane and Salah....

    The safe play has got to be get Mane now and keep 0.2 ITB just incase Salah starts and goes mental right?

    1. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah, penalties. Its like Bruno or Martial.

  4. Trondero
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How does this WC-team look like?

    Martinez
    TAA - Lascelles Saiss
    Salah - Son - Traore - B.Ferandes - KDB
    Rashford - Jimmy

    3.9 - Kiko - Holgate - Nketiah

    1. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Decent. Im not a fan of the Martinez-3.9 (Button) GK combo if I'm honest but understand why you've done it.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Almost identical to mine except Martinez > DDG, Traore > Saka & Nketiah > DCL

      I actually prefer my 3-4-3 to your 3-5-2. But it's a very nice side that's for sure!

    3. El Presidente
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That is just like playing with 10 men without a GK.

    4. linkafu
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hot

    5. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ings>rash

  5. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    United are gonna grind out a bore 1-1 draw vs SHU and then everyone will suddenly remember that they are inept against low block teams but will still somehow have Rashford, Bruno and Martial/AWB in their teams.

    Only Bruno seems like a solid pick. Rashford without pens isn't as attractive and he's on the pricier side for forwards, and Martial goes completely missing in games. Meanwhile at the back, DDG is has a negative expected save value and has been leaking random goals.

    We've been on this dance before guys. Why is everyone seemingly falling for it all over again?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fixtures for one. Bruno and Pogba to unlock the low block teams.

      I feel confident having triple Utd.

      But, ultimately, we shall see...

    2. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      We all just love ManU.

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Part of the reason why I went for DCL over Rashford. Also SHU's second string defence is still better than Norwich, probably.

  6. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    pick one

    1. De Gea and Aurier
    2. Pope and Ritchie

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pope and Aurier

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        this

  7. linkafu
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Fernandez or Bergwijn?

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      fernandes

  8. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I see most teams have Rashford in. What does everyone make of him no longer taking penalties? I think 5 of his 14 have been from the spot.

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I feel dissapointed about the pens. But I can't stretch to Vardy so I'll have to suck it up

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah, I can understand. There's a few mids in the price-range who could work too, though.

    2. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I've got Rashford and Bruno, they are sharing pens apparently. Could easily go down the Martial route and save a bit of cash.

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I've done that for now. Team just feels a little more balanced. Martial blows hot and cold, but being a mid still puts him at good value, I think.

    3. Bunk Moreland
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well he was picking up the ball to take the 2nd penalty against Spurs, that they lost to VAR. I think he will share with Fernandes, maybe they take every other or something.

  9. Typo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    FH:

    A: Vardy (BHA)

    B: Rashford (SHU)

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Typo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One is a penaltytaker, the other one seems to have lost that priveledge. Leaning towards Vardy

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Like rash for the remainder

    4. Adsequor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vardy

    5. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vardy for the FH this week.

  10. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Morning all. Last few spaces on my WC in defence. TAA or VVD determines the rest. Which do you prefer or if there are better? Thanks.

    Martinez - Martin
    Doherty - _____ - _____ - _____ - Ngakia
    Mane - Son - KDB - Fernandes - Guendozi
    DCL - Rashford - Jimenez

    A) Lascelles - VVD - Holgate
    B) Simpson - TAA - Kiko
    C) Aurier - VVD - Kiko

    1. Danstoke82
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tough call but feel you just need to have TAA so Ill say B

    2. Adsequor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Tough one. Would prefer TAA but having VVD gives you better players around.
      I would say A.

    3. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B because of TTA

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doherty is crippling your remaining defenders/GK. You have to pick one of Doherty and TAA, and I'd be picking TAA.

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        tough - Doherty will be playing every game without fail and scores well, Thinking having both will out benefit having weaker last 3 i hope

  11. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Am I foolish to persist with Vardy rather than Rashford?

    Slightly concerned as a Sheff Utd fan that he is playing our threadbare defence tomorrow night as well...

    1. Typo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Im also considering this.

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Who do you have already?

        I still own Vardy and have value in him as I did free hit in GW30

        1. Typo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ah, Im on free hit. But still considerig Vardy over Rash.

  12. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    thoughts on my WC team much appreciated. Thanks

    De Gea (3.9)
    Doherty TAA Aurier Saiss Lascelles
    Salah KDB Fernandes Son Saint-Maxim
    Jimenez Rashford Connolly

    0.1 ITB

    1. Adsequor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Might want to consider Foden instead of Maximin.
      Still good to go.

  13. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Bottomed on last page..

    Who's my best captaincy pick here?

    A. Salah
    B. Fernandes
    C. Jimmy
    D. KDB

    1. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd go for C

  14. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    anybody knows why Salah didnt play in last gameweek ?

    1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Had a knock. I think it was also that we had a couple of further injuries that forced Klopp's hand (plus bringing off Minamino at HT. I'm guessing Salah wasn't ready to play 45 mins). It's all guesswork though.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Someone said he was about to come on until Matip went down injured....

  15. Genovoze
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On WC:

    Pope (Martin)
    TTA Doherty Aurier Lascelles Kiko
    Mane KDB Son Fernandez Saka
    Jimenez DCL Ayew

    0 itb

    Any suggestions?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      One of Ayew, Lasc, Kiko or Saka is starting each week? It’s not a bad compromise to fit in that midfield 4 IMO.

      1. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I've had to do the same...

        ...and I've no real beef with Lascelles playing.
        He's going to play most weeks, NUFC are actually pretty decent defensively, have a decent run (albeit little to play for) and he can get the occassional goal from set pieces. Ayew gets goals and plays 90 most weeks, good bench fodder.

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah I haven’t actually considered that (see below), worth looking into I guess

      2. Adsequor
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agree

    2. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks for the input guys. Lascelles and Kiko rotate really well in the next 5GW. 8 don't mind them playing against terrible sides. The main concern is missing Rashford and no clear path to Vardy if he explodes...

  16. The Tinkerman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    442 with a Liverpool mid, or 343 without? 700k, chasing and really poor TV. Likely to go heavy on Man City in 2GWs time:

    A - 442
    Martinez (3.9)
    Maguire, TAA, Doherty, Aurier (Lasc)
    Mane, KDB, Son, Bruno (Hayden)
    Jiminez, DCL (Nketiah)

    B - 343
    Patricio/Lloris (3.9)
    Maguire, TAA, Doherty (Kiko, Lasc)
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Bergwijn (Cantwell)
    Rashford, Jiminez, DCL

    C - same as B but could change our Bergwijn and Rashford for Vardy and Sarr.

    1. Adsequor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      C

    2. Genovoze
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A looks really close to mine. I guess we have similar TV. My preference is A because of Mane; against the general opinion I don't think double UTD attack will turn out well

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        The thing that puts me off pool mids is that I won’t captain them this week or next, and after that I’m likely to sell them if they’ve won the league.

        1. Genovoze
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fair point. I am torn between Mane and Jimenez this week. The problem with not having someone so expensive as Mane is that you need a lot of surgery if he starts banging them for fun.

          1. The Tinkerman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah it would probably take a -4 or 2FT and dropping son and my most expensive striker, or moving to 442

  17. llmja
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Plz rate my WC Team
    POPE
    AWB/Aurier/Saiss
    KDB/Salah/Son/Bruno(C)
    DCL/Kane/Jiminez
    Martin/Lascelles/Saka/Robinson

    0.2 ITB

    Thank you

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Having watched Kane I don’t want him in my side. I had initially planned for him to be my differential 🙁

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane is getting nowhere near my team.

  18. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    This Kun injury is really tempting me to get Sterling in for the run in. If pool get the title wrapped up in the next 2 then a sideways move from Mane > Sterling looks a good way in

  19. Skorr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I'm using the WC and keep drifting back to a team that includes a strong bench; when I try to reduce it I don't seem to build much more in the main team.

    Can anyone suggest any particular improvements, or does it look ok?

    DDG / Martinez
    TAA / Boly / Lascelles / Holgate / Aurier
    Salah / KDB / Bruno / Bergwijn / Guendouzi
    Jimenez / Rashford / Ings

    Cheers!

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Looks very good to me. Also plays the fixtures very well although ings fixtures get very tough but 7 transfers from now to end of
      season to make adjustments. I've gone for the strong (ish ) bench as well due to the increased likelihood of injury and rotation.
      Good luck.

  20. WEB777
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need some help here, low team value so having to choose between

    A. Son + Nketia
    B. Bergwin + DCL

    Think I know the answer but know ill be hiding behind the couch...

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      B

    2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A for me.

    3. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Faced with a similar choice between Son and Bergwijn, I choose Bergwijn.
      DCL is a solid choice to support that.

    4. WEB777
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks all, think B offers better value just hate missing out on players like Son

  21. Kabayan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A. Son + TAA + Lascelles/Kiko rotation
    B. Alli + TAA + Maguire
    C. Son + VVD + Maguire

    Other defenders : Doherty, Lascelles, 3.9
    Play 3-4-3

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  22. Newsman70
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So going round in circles a bit like a lot of you WC GW 31. Apart from the midfield which is pretty set at this stage apart from one team without Salah. So please help me fill in the gaps with players here or others you think are better going forward to GW 37. I will free hit in GW 38 at this stage. Also deciding between these three groups of players below. I am going for league and my closest rival has Salah and TAA as well as Mahrez as the main differences.

    A Pope Söyüncü Lacelles Aurier Salah Rashford

    B Patricio Söyüncü Ritchie Aurier Salah Rashford

    C Pope VVD TAA Lacelles Salah Greenwood

    D Pope TAA Wan-Bissaka Ritchie Richarlison Rashford

    Martin ?
    Docherty ? ? ? J Robinson
    KDB Son Fernandes Saka ?
    Jiminez DCL ?

    A
    Pope Martin
    Söyüncü Docherty Lacelles Aurier J Robinson
    Salah KDB Son Fernandes Saka
    Rashford Jiminez DCL

    B
    Patricio Martin
    TAA Söyüncü Docherty Ritchie J Robinson
    Salah KDB Son Fernandes Saka
    Jiminez DCL Nketiah

    C
    Pope Martin
    VVD TAA Docherty Lacelles J Robinson
    Salah KDB Son Fernandes Saka
    Jiminez DCL Greenwood

    D
    Pope Martin
    TAA Wan-Bissaka Docherty Ritchie J Robinson
    Richarlison KDB Son Fernandes Saka
    Rashford Jiminez DCL

    Thanks!

    1. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Honestly, Id love to help you but that post is too long.

      1. Newsman70
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Fair enough. Thanks. How about this :
        Fill in the ? With A B C OR D?

        A Pope Söyüncü Lacelles Aurier Salah Rashford

        B Patricio Söyüncü Ritchie Aurier Salah Rashford

        C Pope VVD TAA Lacelles Salah Greenwood

        D Pope TAA Wan-Bissaka Ritchie Richarlison Rashford

        Martin ?
        Docherty ? ? ? J Robinson
        KDB Son Fernandes Saka ?
        Jiminez DCL ?

  23. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So did last nights game lead any of you to adjust your WCs?

    Raised interest in Mahrez or Jesus? (or Foden?!)

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Or sterling I guess. False 9...

    2. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I've got Mane in this GW for Palace, but might bring Mahrez in his place after that game.

  24. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Here's something a little different for the WC connoisseurs:

    Dubravka, Martin
    VvD, Alonso, Digne, Aurier, Boly
    KdB, Son, Richarlison, Sarr, Guendouzi
    Jesus, Rashford, Ayew

    1. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 12 days ago

      In any week 3 of your first 11 may not start.

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Possible but unlikely.

        The benefits outweigh the concerns.

  25. Fit_to_drop
    1 month, 12 days ago

    WC active

    Feedback on this lot welcomed. Couldn't afford Son. Went Alli. Couldn't afford Richarlison, went DCL.

    Patricio, (Button)
    TAA, Doh, Lascelles (Kiko, Williams)
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Alli, (Saka)
    Jiminez, Rashford, DCL

  26. Al-Chemy
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Opinions on my WC?

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Boly Baldock Lascelles Gomez/Saiss
    Salah KDB Fernandez Son Saka
    Jimi Rashford Nketiah

    Haven't kept up with all the injury news etc, is Gomez still likely to start for Liverpool?

  27. bigniv
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts please? On a free hit...
    1 - Sterling, Doherty and De Gea
    2 - De Bruyne, Alexander Arnold and Patricio

    1. Al-Chemy
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd probably go 2, more cos of TAA than anything. I can see United keeping a clean sheet though

  28. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thinking of going with:

    Martinez (Henderson)
    Saiss / Aurier / TAA / Ritchie (Lascelles)
    KDB / Fernandes / Foden / Sterling / Salah
    Jimi (Ayew) (Greenwood)

    Then, when Aguero looks more in the picture jiggling round Sterling for Rash.

  29. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I am on a wildcard this week and am wondering, is it a viable strategy to go without KDB for the next two and get Son in instead.

    I only lose 0.1 on KDB and can get him back after the Liverpool game..

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get players from teams with something to play for .. I'm just looking at chelsea, Manutd, Wolves, spurs, palace and Watford(and a rested no fa cup salah) . Can see every other team including man City rotating for fun so ignoring all of them

  30. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Foden for KDB is a nice 5m spent elsewhere...bring KDB back for Salah once title won?