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Key Everton attackers blank again as FPL defenders grab the points at Norwich

Norwich 0-1 Everton

  • Goals: Michael Keane (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Lucas Digne (£5.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Keane x3, Digne x2, Mason Holgate x1 (£4.3m)

A rare goal from Michael Keane (£5.2m) was enough to see off Norwich City as Everton’s efficient, if rather drab, emergence from lock down continued.

The centre-half’s winner, a flick header from a Lucas Digne (£5.7m) corner, came in the 55th minute of a contest that had more than a hint of a pre-season friendly about it – lots of sunshine and mistakes, precious little intensity and quality in the final third.

Keane’s second goal of the season, a second straight clean sheet and the maximum bonus award brought in a season-high 15 points for his 1.9% ownership in Fantasy Premier League.

But most Fantasy eyes were elsewhere, with 10.8% thoroughly enjoying an 11-point haul from Digne and a canny 2.1% still pulling in the cut-price points offered by Mason Holgate (£4.3m).

Everton’s fixtures are pleasant enough to suggest further defensive returns are there for the taking. This is a unit, after all, that has had little trouble shutting down both Norwich’s and Liverpool’s attacks since the resumption of football.

Boss Carlo Ancelotti was keen to praise the defensive work of the team as a whole.

“The teamwork, not only the defenders but the strikers are doing well, is important. When you are able to work together and show good spirit defensively, you can keep clean sheets. The players are tired and that is normal. But their physical condition is really good. In these two games, we had no injuries. Next week we will recover some players – Mina and Sidibe.” – Carlo Ancelotti

His reference to the return of two defenders might set off a few alarms in the camps of those owning Holgate and Seamus Coleman (£5.3m), but there are also worries for managers with Richarlison (£8.3m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.5m) in their teams.

The pair, owned by 10.9% and 13.8% respectively, again played as a front two at Carrow Road and they dominated the goal attempt statistics, having nine of the 21 total shots in the match.

But the fixture produced not a single big chance and most efforts were relatively speculative mid to long-range attempts, with Calvert-Lewin missing the best chance of the match when he steered a free header wide following an excellent cross from the industrious Alex Iwobi (£5.6m).

Everton have set up to play fairly deep and with minimal attacking input from their full-backs. That has meant they are hard to break down, but lack significant offensive bite.

The club’s next two fixtures – Leicester at home, Spurs away – are unlikely to prompt a change in that tactic, leaving a lot of FPL managers invested in attackers living on scraps at present.

As for Norwich, they are as good as relegated and coach Daniel Farke is clearly keen to experiment with his line-up as he left two of the season’s bigger hitters – Teemu Pukki (£6.5m) and Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) on the bench yesterday.

He explained his decision post-match.

“Right now, we have a strange situation – five weeks and two games per week. It was pretty hot out there and without a proper pre-season, you have to rotate.” – Daniel Farke

Even so, that would have hurt a lot of FPL managers – Pukki is owned by 12.9%, Cantwell by 18.7% – although the pair probably feature heavily in a lot of ‘ghost ship’ teams.

But Fantasy investment in any of the Canaries players looks decidedly unwise with trips to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City still to come before the season is done.

Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis (Cantwell 86′); McLean Tettey (Vrancic 79′); Rupp (Buendia 71′), Duda (Pukki 71′), Hernandez (Idah 79′); Drmic.

Everton (4-4-2): Pickford: Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne: Iwobi (Gordon 90′), Davies (Sigurdsson 45′), Gomes, Bernard (Baines 87′); Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison (Kean 79′).

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736 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    Wise to get 2 Wolves defenders?

    1. GrandGaming
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      Can't go wrong as long as one of them is Doherty

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Got Doherty and Patricio. Pretty happy with that for now

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          That is good.

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      double Wolves def has been my saving grace for the past few GWs, whilst all else falls apart, they've been keeping things respectable

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      What I want to do.

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes can be great differential

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes but remember Saiss on 9 yellows (I didn't know before my wildcard last week that he was on 8).

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Doesnt matter no does it?

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          now

          1. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 days, 10 hours ago

            Do they get wiped? I thought 10 yellows = 2 game suspension.

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              9 days, 10 hours ago

              I think limit went to 15 after GW 31, he should be Sade.

              1. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                9 days, 10 hours ago

                *safe

              2. circusmonkey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 days, 15 hours ago

                Just read it goes to 15 after week 32.

                1. Pipermaru
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 days, 14 hours ago

                  You're right, it's after GW32 so not there yet.

  2. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    Would you BB with a bench made up of these superstars?

    McCarthy - Lascelles - Højbjerg - Long

    Don't know why I have 3 SOU players, but looking at their fixtures it's either now against WAT or wait till GW37 when they play BOU.

    What's your take? Got 1 FT to change things a bit up. Thinking of maybe Hojbjerg --> Saka

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      Nope

    2. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I am thinking to BB with a similar bench:

      McCarthy - Lascelles - Taylor - Saka

      It feels wrong because it's not a DGW but... we won't have any so I want to take it out of the way.

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I guess it's better to wait till SOU play BOU in GW37..
        Could even give me time to replace them with better options. But the BB is tempting though..

  3. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    Captain;

    A) Jimenez
    B) Rashford
    C) Bruno

    I have Salah and KDB but that match is too hard predict.

    Tnks.

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      A

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 12 hours ago

        Jimmy

    2. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      I am on same boat - very hard cap decision. I might take a punt and cap Auba if Arsenal plays ok tonight (in any case it will be his last game for me this season 🙂

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I'm holding Auba for tonight and NOR as well. Hoping he'll be a good differential captain in a tricky week to choose. It feels a bit of hope over expectation, though!

  4. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    Any suggestions on this lot-

    Patricio fodder
    Taa Doherty Holgate Lascelles Kiko
    Son Salah Richa Bruno Hayden
    Rash Jimi Dcl

    1 Ft 0.3 itb

    A Richa to Martial, then maybe fernandes to mahrez next gw
    B Save Ft - Get Mahrez or city mid for Richa next gw

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      A

      Double Everton is pretty useless.

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    KdB - first to 200 points by tonight? Seems almost probable. Bit underpriced wasn’t he!!

    12 mill next season? 11.5?

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 12 hours ago

      At least 12

    2. Lav
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Has to be 12

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Trent isn't far off 200 either. He'll likely be priced at 8+ next season.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I would say 11.5m.

      Going to cut out of your budget come next season compared to this...

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Get Foden next season, he will be a bargain and likely get more regular game time.

    5. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I would argue that with an abundance of premium mids, nobody should be higher than 12. Salah Mane KDB and Sterling won't be going anywhere, you've then got Son, Bruno and Ziyech knocking on the 10m door, and potentially also Aubameyang and Rashford if they're repositioned.

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Think Salah and Mane and the likes of Sterling should be forwards anyway?

  6. Lav
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 12 hours ago

    Is Pope the consensus set and forget GK? Anyone 5m or under worth considering over him?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Not for me he isnt. I went Patricio. I dont fancy the Pope play. Tonight will tell a lot.

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Patricio

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I did Dubravka.

      Another to add to my catalogue of damn foolish decisions this season.

    4. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I went Foster but he's rotating with Hendo who I can't get rid of without wasting another transfer -- might not be the best for your situation.

  7. Brooksy86
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Any ideas what to do here? 2FTs, pretty happy TBF... Might even BB.

    McCarthy/Pope
    TAA/Soy/Saiss/Taylor/Fernandes
    Salah/Mane/Fernandes/Barnes/Saks
    Auba/Jimmy/Ings

    1. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I would be tempted to do Mané (or Salah) to MArtial and Ings to Rashford but I am only 346k so don't listen to me

      1. Brooksy86
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        350k is pretty good! I'm 3k... But struggling to work this one out. Might just double up on players that my main challenger has till the finish line.

  8. More Cowbell
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Any Bergwijn owners here. Start or bench this week?

    Not sure I can deal with a 10-minute 1-point cameo.

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      He will probably start this Gw

      1. More Cowbell
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Why do you think he starts?

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Had him on WC until Mourinho said that he has all 6 attackers fit. Not worth the pain, his stats weren’t even that good anyway, get rid

    3. luk46
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I got him too, quite disappointed with that game - think he will start vs Sheffield tho

      1. More Cowbell
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Why do you think he starts?

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Rotation with Moura who was pretty crap TBF

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    If city win today and Liverpool can win the title at the emptyhad then surely salah (c) is the shout amongst an average looking bunch for next GW

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Salah here. He is set and forget captain for rest of the season.

      1. Fit_to_drop
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        So sorry I didnt captain him last night. Bruno, bah. Klopp not using him the week before put doubt in my mind.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I think he will get plenty of game time. He just loves to play. You can see it.

    3. Patron
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Im capping him.

  10. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Any leaked lineups yet?

  11. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Better option?

    A) Aurier
    B) Boly (Have Doc)

    Think these two are the most nailed and best options below 5m.

    1. luk46
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      A

    2. GrandGaming
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Aurier

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Haha I was about to type the same question now!

      Aurier has the same returns as robbo
      1 goal 7 assists but Tottenham has same amount of Cs as villa and Norwich
      Body offers zero attacking threat.

      I confused myself even more 🙂

      1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I'm leaning towards Aurier for more attacking threat and because the fixture ticker also seems to favour Spurs fixtures more.

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Bournemouth and are woeful
          Everton has digne on the L

          Good attacking potential here

          A Cs is just a bonus in his case

          1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Sheffield too have been crap since the restart.
            AWB assisted from that side last night.

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              They’re safe, have run their course and nothing left to play for.

  12. BNMC
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Does selling Grealish warrant a hit? Would have 10.0 to spend on another mid - already have Bruno.

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      You should have already done it

      1. BNMC
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Couldn't, played FH 31.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Get rid

    3. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes, Martial

  13. GrandGaming
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    To people still with Triple captain and Free hit when are you guys going to play them?

    I think I'll hold Free hit for a really dire week with injuries/bad games but can't see a TC option bar a city option in the final week.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Same here, I’ll track through it this weekend and see when I think the best TC week will be.

      It’s pretty grim, though, ain’t it!

  14. Slitherene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Have all my chips left. WC 33, BB 34.

    Lloris Martinez
    TAA VvD Doherty AWB Taylor
    KdB Mahrez Bruno Sarr Foden
    Rashford Jimenez DC-L

    Early thoughts on this bunch?

    1. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Very nice team and not too templatey

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Very good one

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      How is your BB 34 team looking like? I plan BB 34 but no WC left.

      1. Slitherene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        One or two changes away from a BB team.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Ok similar to mine then

    4. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      No Tony Martial, so fail.

      1. Slitherene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Might get him in for Bruno, need to see his consistency first.

  15. Fit_to_drop
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Does Saka to Foden for a -4 sound mad? Keeping then until season end.

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Why the rush to bring in Foden? Just wait til after the Pool game and do it for free.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        this

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        +1.

      3. Fit_to_drop
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Is the expectation that he wont start against Liverpool - being a big game albeit not much at stake - but he will feature more in the subsequent games?

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • 9 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          I do expect that he won't start against Liverpool, but say he does, what would you expect from him? He's hardly going to tear apart the champions. On the other hand Saka has Norwich at home which is on paper the easiest fixture in the league.

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Good move imo.

  16. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Looks like it’s between Bournemouth and West Ham for the final spot in The Championship next season, then?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Bournemouth might get some points from the Newcastle game given the travel and the FA Cup QF against Man City.

      I thought West Ham's players might react well to having no fans, but it doesn't seem the case.

      Aston Villa could potentially get no more points this season.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Looking more like that but Watford would want to start digging out a few results.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I think they (Watford) will.

        West Ham look like having one of those seasons they have every so often when they really shouldn’t get relegated but they will anyway.

        I want Bournemouth to stay up, but they look awful right now. Norwich know they’re gone. Villa will be a different proposition in the Championship next season without Grealish.

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Guess fewer will c Bruno next week, who’s the best option?

    Captain

    A) KDB H liv
    B) Rashford A BHA
    C) Salah A MCI
    D) Son A SHU
    E) Jimenez A avl
    F) DCL H Lei
    G) TAA A MCI

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Auba

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      In this order

      EDBAFCG

      1. Fit_to_drop
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Jimenez's header was the only chance he got in that Wolves game. Id be inclined to go KDB on this one.

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Jimi

      Though probably some relatively unexpected player like Lamela or Neves will probably end up cleaning up next GW.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I don't really like Jimi as a captain. He's a never bench never captain to me. Don't like that he's capped at 9 points basically.

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Thinking salah currently. Neither jimmy or son excite me

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      KdB but it's very tight.

    6. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Between Jimenez and one of the United attackers for me.

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Difficult! We probably don’t get any more clues tonight eighter. Very open

    8. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      Wolves against Villa might be the standout fixture, but I want to target defences that will be either tired or rested after their FA Cup game. I'm looking at a Spurs attacker for that reason, but undecided between Son and Alli

  18. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Apart from Jimmy and Rashford, who are other strikers that appeal now?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Dcl

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Got him but may get rid of

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          good value for money

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            8 games to go and need to invest where the points go. With Auba and Kun missfiring and injured also Salah Mane unclear after title secured. Money seem to be not the main factor. I maybe wrong.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Auba

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        What's the appeal 😉

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Could have easily scored a brace last GW, stats are solid and he has Norwich up next. Club captain and nailed to the cross

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Got him on FH GW30 and disappointed by ARS overall

            1. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              Wait and see him tonight. Woeful first game, improved last game but a sharper Aubameyang would have scored. Had plenty of chances so that's a striker missing chances rather than one making chances. Something not right at Arsenal at the moment. Renewing Luiz for another year is unlikely to boost morale.

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Unless they prioritise FA cup since it’s their only chance of Europe and rest him vs norwich

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Invest in defence and midfield. Points from forwards a bit scatterbrained at the moment.

      1. Fit_to_drop
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        +1

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I am playing 451 with only Jimmy up top. Got Martial and Bruno for sometimes so Rash not in. DCL on the bench at the mo.

    4. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Kane

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Yeah maybe him

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Not at his price.

    5. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      DCL, Ings. And I think Jota will come good.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Originally planning BB with Jota Doh Jimmy in the team. Only Jota to get in to complete, but now thinking maybe Saiss and Patricio better value than Jota. Wait and see.

    6. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      DCL
      Jesus

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Jesus after LIV is tempting but Pep may put Sterling up top as well, will see

    7. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Ings is completely underrated, just look at his goals (even vs Liv and City) and Nketiah for the bench to release funds for midfield

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Agree albeit the fixtures turn sours. The only worry about him is regular resting by the boss otherwise he is a nice pick.

    8. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Thanks folks 451 it is for now for me!

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Start of next season, triple Pool will be the first players into my team. TAA, Salah and Mane.

    Then build the rest of the squad from there.

    What is happening with City's ban from Europe? If there is no CL for them next season then most likely not as much rotation. Will depend on who stays and who gets added in the transfer window for them but no CL will be a bit of a issue in the transfer window for players wanting to sign.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Good luck building with the £67M you’ll have left to spend on 12 other regular starters.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        *9 starters should be fine

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Which is all well and good, but you have to still buy 12 more players, and whether they start or not they still will cost you at the bare minimum £4m for a defender and £4.5 for a mid.

          It does all add up, and goodness knows what you’ll need to pay next season for even below average strikers. Bare in mind Jimi ain’t going to be £8m bargain next season either.

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            @least Sterling should not be 12m again

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        My plan is to start the season with a sh*te non playing 3.9 x 4 bench if possible.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          prices start @4m

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            I said if possible.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              It's not though

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      TAA Salah Mane will probably cost 33m. Big investment when you don't know whether they'll hit the ground running

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        It always sounds great pre season, until the game reopens and, once you put those 3 in your team you actually see what you have left that you can pick with the rest of your budget.

        That’s usually when reality hits and compromises are made.

        It’s like those home building programs my wife watches where everyone thinks they’ll build a mansion for £200k, then once it’s finished you find out they spent another £150k on top of that because their original budget was nowhere near realistic enough to build the house they dreamed of.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      For me it's just TAA, Salah, KdB. The rest I'll work around.

    4. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Early thinking on this, but from my perspective the CL season 2019/20 will have some impact as well. If City plays up to the end it means no break for their stars. Despite the lockdown break I think we have to handle this the same like a World Cup. What I'm trying to say is that the players who play at the CL finals will be tired latest by xmas, so I would be careful with using them. Liverpool triple up could make sense, but I really like the look of Wolves as well

  20. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Was this -12 worth it?

    Grealish El Ghazi Aguero Pukki >>> B.Fernandes, Martial, Jimenez, Greenwood

    1. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      It was until the last leg of it. Great prospect but with Pogba back now i cant see them all starting so Greenwood might be the one to sit it out.

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Needed a forward under 5.1 to fund other moves. Still have bb and thought Greenwood would be best for that

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Plus Greenwood started yesterday

  21. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Hi....anyone willing to advise on what to do here please? 2.3mitb and 2ft...... fancy jesus from gw33.....

    But what to do this coming week? Jota seems the weak link - willing to punt on a player for 1 week before getting jesus.

    McCarthy hendo
    Taa Maguire boly soy Stephens
    Salah Kdb Fernandes martial fleck
    Jiminez jota dcl

    Any advice appreciated... Thanks

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Well jota is a good punt this week anyway so keep him for villa and then get Jesus

      To raise funds downgrade Fleck to Davis? If that's not enough Hendo to Martinez or another GK

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks

        I'm downgrading hendo to 3.9m to get cash for jesus.

        Could downgrade fleck.

        Or maybe soy to aurier?

  22. drughi
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Am I gtg for next week ? Wanna save my FT.

    Pope
    TAA Saiss Doherty
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    DCL Jimenez(C) Rashford

    martin holgate lascelles guendouzi

    1. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      You definitely are. Nicely poised team

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        cheers

  23. Azathoth
    • 5 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    (having TAA) Sacrifice VVD (to a 4.3 def) to get Kane,yay or nay?

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      No, I don't think that's worth doing.

  24. Time to Triple on United attack?
    zøphar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Triple Man. Utd. attack?

    The Red Devils have the best fixture run from now till the end of the season. With B. Fernandes in most teams, FPL managers have mostly opted for a defender + either Martial/Rashford alongside. With the Reds offering a wealth of nailed budget attacking options , should triple attack be the way going forward? Once Liverpool clinch the league, rotation is likely amongst their attacking options and we already know about Pep Roulette.

    I can imagine there's a fair few with the Rashford / Bruno / Maguire (DDG/AWB) combination out there who are looking at Martial for example after his impressive display.

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Hopefully Maguire G Bruno A at least once before the season is done

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        yeah i do think there is value in Maguire/AWB and even DDG which is why I figured this would be an interesting discussion

    2. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I had Rash and Bruno and I added on Martial last night (as I just wanted rid of Alli at all costs) in a moment of impetuousness. Think its too unbalanced now but on reflection, the player out of the 3 that i would remove if i had a choice is Bruno. Think Pogba's re-appearance is after throwing a spanner in that works. I think from 31+ onwards, Rashford & Martial outscore Bruno.

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        its possibly too small a sample size to think Pogba has completely ruined Bruno for FPL , maybe it was tiredness from a short turnaround/that minor injury that he got treatment for in the first half

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Bruno doesn’t entice me at all so definitely looking at Rashy, Tony Gloves and Pogboom

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        fair enough pogba is a legit option

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 9 hours ago

        At all? As in yesterday was the first game you saw him play, or what?

        Has been their most dangerous players since he arrived. Wasnt at his best yesterday, right, but youre being ridiculously harsh here.

        1. Zilla
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 5 hours ago

          Opinions here on players depends on the last game only usually lol

    4. Uber Mo
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Why is rotation likely amongst Liverpool? They're not in the FA cup of UCL. They're playing to beat the points record and Mo is on for golden boot.

      Man Utd on the other hand have an FA cup tie away to Norwich on Saturday followed by a midweek PL game afterwards. The FA cup game is unfortunately after this gameweek deadline.

      IMO two of B Fernandes, Martial and Rash is the way forward.

      TL;DR: No.

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Digressing from topic a bit here re. Liverpool so I'll leave that debate for another day

        Just saying that they have nailed, explosive attackers unlike many other teams who don't, even Chelsea

    5. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Don't see the need for a triple up, Martial and Rashford at most are enough. Mark Noble was just a mistake.

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        And by Mark Noble I meant Bruno Fernandes of course.

      2. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        I get that, but say if you had Maguire/Rashord/Bruno already, wouldn't you be looking for a way to get Martial in?

        1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          No.

        2. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Absolutely - I'd sell Bruno, can't believe I was suckered into buying him in the first place.

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 9 hours ago

            Jesus... are you out of you F-ing mind?

            He could have had two assists at least yesterday and almost scored a FK. Was their best and most dangerous player for the previous 6 or 7 games. Pogba starts once, Bruno has his first average game and it’s sell sell sell.

            Got him for the 1st time for yesterday’s game and captained him I guess?

            1. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              9 days, 9 hours ago

              Pretty much. I'm so frustrated with United's assets - I had Martial for 16 gameweeks this season and he got me 5 goals in total. I always felt lucky just to even get a solitary return from him with no bonus points.

              On my wildcard I get Bruno because I saw he only blanked in his first game, and of course he f-in blanks. I watched most of the game and I never had the feeling he would do anything in open play. Based on what I saw I'll be amazed if he scores another goal that's not a penalty this season.

              1. ManUnitedComeBack
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 8 hours ago

                I kind of agree with that last point. Bruno was the standout pick before the lockdown, but right now I would put Martial and Rashford ahead of him. And for me at least it will come down to choosing Bruno + Jesus or Mahrez + Rashford on WC. Mahrez's upside over Jesus is a lot more than Bruno's upside over Rashford, plus it's 0.8m cheaper, i.e. the difference between KdB and Sterling, or Sterling and Mane

                1. Greek Freak
                  • 4 Years
                  9 days, 8 hours ago

                  My comments are of course mostly out of frustration - it's pretty depressing to have kept faith with Martial for so long only to see him outscored by Bruno when he arrived at the club, and then to wildcard Bruno in my team and have Martial score a hat-trick. It's just one of those seasons where every decision goes the wrong way, a bit like I considered Martial and Digne but ended up with Sterling and Lascelles!

                  1. scubasmithy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 days, 8 hours ago

                    It's Bruno, Martial and one other

                    Rashford - maybe but I prefer Martial
                    Pogba - could punt on him but Bruno is on pens

                    So I still think a defender is the way forward. but its a close call

    6. El Presidente
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I think there is a lot of value on the attack triple up. There is going to be very little rotation as long as they are chasing that CL spot and I much rather prefer Wolves, Everton or Newcastle for valuable defender picks

    7. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd be more likely to go Bruno->Martial than 3x ManU attack

      (Rashford/DDG owner)

    8. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      I moved for fernandes and rashford last week. Probably saving transfer this week but if martial looking sharp again I may have to find a way to squeeze him in as well.

    9. Bunk Moreland
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      I went with 3 Man U attackers on my wc last gw (martial, Bruno, Rashford) and was very satisfied with the Sheffield match. I think they’ll blank occasionally but I’ll stick with them for the rest of the season barring injuries .

      Great fixtures and good price .

    10. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      Have Bruno and Martial but now slightly torn on having opted for Greenwood as my bench striker. Suspect he'll play enough to serve that function more than well but perhaps it marks a missed opportunity to get in on more regular points.

      Unless he does enough to oust James as first choice for the rest of the season, of course.

    11. Rishi Sehgal
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      I had Rashford, Bruno and AWB going into this GW. The thing with Martial is that he is injury prone and sometimes looks disinterested and that's what put me off. However I would be tempted to hold for this week since I want to see whether Pogba is having an impact on Bruno as a FPL Asset. If yes then I would switch them otherwise I'll be tempted to upgrade AWB to martial against Bournemouth

    12. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn't triple in attack, at least not when the defence is also doing well. Currently on Bruno / Martial / AWB, but might lose Bruno to get Rashford in on WC in a couple of GWs. It will all depend on which Man City attacker I choose. Either Bruno + Jesus or Mahrez + Rashford

    13. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 6 hours ago

      I am

    14. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 4 hours ago

      Currently own Maguire & Martial. Looking at getting Fernandes or Rashford soon.

    15. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 22 hours ago

      Differentials needed to rise: Pogba, Bruno and Martial for me.

      Might swap Bruno for Rashford in 2 GW's if it turns out Pogba is limiting Bruno.

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Points prediction for the following players today?

    A. Sterling
    B. KDB
    C. Mount
    D. Auba

    1. drughi
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      8
      5
      2
      9

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      2
      6
      2
      2

    3. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      2
      2
      2
      2

    4. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 10 hours ago

      8
      3
      2
      1

    5. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 8 hours ago

      8
      11
      1
      2

  26. Uber Mo
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Can I get a RMWCT (rate my wild card team) please

    Pickford Martinez
    TAA Aurier Boly (Lundstram (bought at 4.0) Aarons)
    Mo Son Fernandes Martial (Foden)
    Jimi Ings Giroud

    Cheers ears

    1. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I can see the Pickford pick though Id go Patricio on it. I dont like the Giroud play as he will be alternating. OTher than that, its decent.

      1. Uber Mo
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Cheers and I get your Patricio vibe but I'm 0.1m short!

        I think Giroud is fat frank's first choice now and their fixtures are so good. Can easily trade to DCL or Greenwood if it doesn;t transpire??

    2. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 8 hours ago

      Giroud the only real problem here I think (although it could work out, I'd expect him to start 1 out of 2. You might need to move Ings on fairly sharpish also as his fixures turn.

      Agree Patricio shout, but overall the team is very template, and that's not a bad thing,

  27. luk46
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Keep Bergwijn and DCL? Thought about a 442 with Aurier...

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Mane KDB Fernandes Bergwijn
    Jimenez Rashford DCL

    1 ft with 0 itb

  28. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Worth a -8?

    Kun, Fleck, Leno -> Rashford, Martial, Patricio?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes!

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      why do you even own those players?

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        Really helpful

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 days, 11 hours ago

          Kun and Leno are prob out for the season. We knew that before this gw. That hit could have paid off this week with those fixtures.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            9 days, 11 hours ago

            Harsh, but fair

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 days, 11 hours ago

              maybe he played FH?

  29. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Doherty
    Martial Fernandes KDB Traore Salah
    Rashford Jimenez

    Button Lascelles Nketiah Robinson

    How's this on WC? too much Utd?

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      Tough to say. Would want Son or Kane. Looks good though

      1. Fit_to_drop
        9 days, 11 hours ago

        When you look at the games so far, theres only about 4 investable teams right now in my mind: Man U, Liverpool, City (if you can get it right), Wolves. And a mention for Spurs and Everton. So, in that scenario with a squad of 15 to pick, you are going to have quite a few double ups and triple ups.

  30. Kushal
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 11 hours ago

    Richarlison to Martial or save FT?

    Already have Bruno and Rashford in team

    1. Fit_to_drop
      9 days, 11 hours ago

      I have Bruno, Rash and Martial (last night) but id still be inclined to give Richarli another outing...

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 10 hours ago

        Nah fek that. Get rid if Richarlison