Pro Pundits - Az

The United players I’m backing in FPL – and the Arsenal assets I’m avoiding

It’s baaaack… and it’s relentless!

As we march onwards in these uncertain times, the deadlines keep coming and we are all having to adapt as quickly as possible as we learn about different managers’ strategies, team fitness and who’s come back raring to go.

I’ve experienced all the familiar FPL emotions over the last week and, I have to say, I’m very happy that 22 men are running around after a ball again.

I’ve watched some incredibly poor games (Everton v Liverpool was particularly turgid), experienced the joy of a last-minute winner for my side (take a bow Neal Maupay (£5.7m)) and, of course, experienced a goal for one of my players chalked off by VAR (unlucky Son Heung-min (£9.7m)).

My own FPL team has got off to a decent post-COVID start. Using the Bench Boost in Gameweek 30+ saw me nearly half my rank (up from 165k to 94k) and my Wildcard team looks set to deliver a small green arrow, despite not owning any Liverpool attackers and backing Everton to do a demolition job on Norwich City.

Back in Gameweek 11, thoughts of a top 10k finish looked laughable. But, I feel like I’ve got the wind in my sails a bit and if I can have a strong end to the season, there’s no reason why this can’t be achieved.

I want to use this piece to focus on two teams that I’ve paid particular attention to, for very different reasons.

Arsenal

I mean, this is hardly revolutionary punditry. But, I think it’s really important to consider just how bad Arsenal have been since the restart – even if they did bounce back to winning ways against Southampton.

Arsenal have conceded 30 shots in the box since the restart, which is more than Norwich (21), West Ham (14) and Bournemouth (10). Even accounting for the extra fixture, that’s not great.

At the other end of the pitch, they’re averaging a chance every 11.4 minutes, which puts them in the same company as the likes of Watford, West Ham and Bournemouth.  

Mikel Arteta has inherited a mess, there’s no doubt about it, and the team that kept three clean sheets in four pre-COVID games looks like a distant memory.

There are rumours of unrest in the Arsenal camp, with Arteta reportedly unhappy with the attitude of some of his players during the break.

3pm team news

Against City, Arsenal went with a youthful lineup, but to me, the players starting, particularly Matteo Guendouzi (£4.2m), Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) and Joe Willock (£4.7m), don’t look ready to be week-in week-out regulars.

Combined with a defence that will soon include David Luiz (£5.7m) and be without Bernd Leno (£4.9m) – their chances of a strong end to the season look slim-to-none.

Surely their talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m), who is 32 next year and likely has one big move left in his career, will be looking to head to the exit door. He did manage seven shots (three on target) against Brighton, which is encouraging, but he again failed to deliver against Southampton and if he repeats that trick against Norwich, I can’t see anyone keeping faith in the Gabonese international.

In my mind, targeting teams playing Norwich looked a strong play from now until the end of the season and after what I’ve seen so far, bringing in those that are playing Arsenal also looks a guarantee of points.

With Norwich heading to the Emirates, it’s almost unthinkable to think that Arsenal won’t get a win – but this could be their last chance to get three points in a while, with Wolves, Leicester, Tottenham and Liverpool all to come in the subsequent four Gameweeks. Eek.

In my view, the most worrying thing about Arsenal is their complete lack of desire to create openings and carve out chances. Dani Ceballos (£5.2m), I’d argue, is their most creative player and is performing relatively well in his new deeper-lying role, but this means he is absent from where they perhaps need him, pulling the strings further up the pitch.

As post-match highlights revealed, despite playing against a high-line City defence, players were reserved in trying to pick out Aubameyang.

Against Brighton, defending for the Seagulls was too easy at times and it took a wonder goal from Nicolas Pépe (£9.2m) for Arsenal to get a goal. It seems to me that Arteta is trying to patch up a frankly horrible defence with more negative tactics, but at the cost of fluidity and flexibility which makes the majority of their attackers avoidable.

I will however be keeping my eye on Bukayo Saka, who at £4.7m doesn’t eat up many funds in your budget, and may be a decent pick against Norwich if you are looking for some ‘coverage’ outside of Aubameyang.

He had two goal attempts against Brighton and I was impressed with him, particularly in the first half. He’s created more goals than any other Arsenal player this calendar year and even managed to hit the post against the Seagulls.

He’s in my line-up for Gameweek 31+ despite my reservations about Arsenal, with my frustrations towards Richarlison’s (£8.3m) uninspiring performance echoing in my mind, and perhaps not enough time to get over it before the next deadline.

Manchester United

Ole is indeed at the wheel, and currently, he’s at the wheel of a Ferrari rather than the Reliant Robin we saw him driving earlier in the season.

It has been two very different games for Manchester United so far: a more tactical battle against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, followed by a swashbuckling display against a patched-up Sheffield United. But, it’s hard to argue with four points from these games, the first hat-trick for a United player in the post-Ferguson era and some decent defensive displays (despite a couple of individual errors that nearly broke Roy Keane).

When I decided to Wildcard, getting three United players was always the priority. As I went through the options, it was encouraging to see just how many players that I could feasibly consider.

Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) was a shoo-in. The highest-scoring player since he signed, he was averaging more points than even Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) per game. He’s exactly the kind of player I like in my team, one who has the monopoly on set pieces, looks to play killer balls and isn’t afraid of a shot. He’s everything I wanted James Maddison (£7.5m) to be, but the quality difference between the two is clearly vast.

Fernandes was unlucky not to get a couple of assists against Sheffield United, too. I did consider pairing him with Paul Pogba (£8.3m), but with no penalties and rumours of a more deep-lying role (look at those long passes he can deliver), I decided against it.

I also wanted to tap into the backline. Pre-COVID, United had really turned a corner in terms of their defence. They now have five clean sheets in their last seven games. The hard decision was knowing who to get.

I tend to avoid centre-backs as I prefer more attacking full-backs, so that was Harry Maguire (£5.3m) out. Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s (£5.3m) stats hardly inspired confidence and so it fell, against all odds, to David de Gea (£5.3m).

The more I think about this move, however, the happier I am with it. A back three of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), Matt Doherty (£6.3m) and Serge Aurier (£5.0m) gives me a perfect blend of form and fixtures until the end of the season and helps me get involved with the Red Devils’ backline.

I also decided after the Spurs game to go with Marcus Rashford (£9.0m), who I thought looked dangerous, if a bit rusty. I was hoping some of that rust would have worn off by the Sheffield United game but alas, two glorious chances wasted.

He still came away with two assists, however, and for those (like me) that went with Rashford over Anthony Martial (£8.1m), I urge patience. The two are matching each other in terms of penalty area touches (14 vs 13) and are very close in terms of goal attempts (four v six). The key difference? Martial has been clinical with a 50% goal conversion. If the two keep getting the chances they are getting, I expect both players to be strong options until the end of the season.

So why am I not dropping Rashford for Martial, who is playing ‘out of position’, gets an extra point for a goal and even a clean sheet point too? The reasoning is just as it was pre-Wildcard: Martial is one of the most infuriating to own players in the game. When you think he’s going to do well, he doesn’t. When United need a spark, he’s often missing. When you watch a match wanting your players to get on and demand the ball, he can leave you hanging.

The first half of the Spurs game was a perfect example of the frustration that I have experienced owning Martial in my team in the past. He touched the ball nine times, the fewest of any player on the pitch. He comes too deep at times, and often looks laboured at getting back into the box.

Despite constant calls from Solskjaer that he wants him lurking more predatorily, certain games are going to see him falling back into these habits and United will not have an easier game this season than they did against Sheffield United.

When you compare Rashford and Martial over the season, in terms of averages per appearance, Rashford is ahead on just about every metric. I know it can be tempting to switch to “flavour of the week”, but to me, Martial is exactly that sort of player – great one week, awful the next. I’m sticking with Rashford.

If you’re rocking less than three United players, you could do a lot worse than using a transfer on Martial, but with games coming thick and fast, your transfers are more valuable than ever. Use them wisely.

As we head towards the final straight of the season, however, I think the most important bit of advice I can give you is: play your own game.

If you disagree with me, triple up on Arsenal v Norwich and hand Martial the armband. If you’re watching as much football as I am, you’ll be making your own minds up on who to target. Now isn’t the time to play it safe – attack the Gameweek, trust your gut, use the Members’ Area to compare stats post-COVID to pre-COVID and extract as much as you can from this crazy end to a season which I doubt we will ever see the likes of again.

But above all else, keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and healthy out there – and see you in the pub when this all blows over.


Az has been a contributor to the site and Scoutcast guest for many years. The Brighton and Hove Albion supporter has three top 10k finishes to his name in a long Fantasy career, the best of which was a rank of 817 in the 2017/18 season.

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2,115 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Play Saka (NOR) or Taylor (cry)
    Leading in minileague 50pts and Taylor would mean BUR defensive double up . Rival has no BUR.

    1. noquarternt
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Cry are doing alright, would def play Saka

  2. Blue Gaffer
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    DCL & Salah to Martial & Aubameyang -4 yes or no?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      ummmm thats a NO from me

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      no
      kdb-> martial?

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No

    4. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Stop the auba lol

  3. noquarternt
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pope
    Alonso Saiss Aurier
    Bruno Martial Salah Mahrez Son
    Jimenez Rashford

    Stek, Nket, Fernandez, 3.9

    0.4 ITB

    How’s this differential wildcard? See if I can make some ground.

    Any other differential you’d like to see?

    1. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pulisic?

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Differential? 8 of 11 are template. Alonso, Mahrez and Saiss aren't going to make the difference.

      Kane is a differential. Jesus perhaps.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kane

  4. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    TAA Alonso Doherty Maguire
    KDB Martial Sarr
    Auba (c) Jimenez Rashford

    Leno Fleck Hayden Egan

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      yep

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Wow
      Almost a FH like team for this week.
      Except i imagine Pool will dedtroy a sorry City

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yah GL

  5. Ynwalfc
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    De Gea
    Azp,TAA,Saiss,Chilwell
    Mane,Pulisic,Martial,Bruno(VC)
    DCL,Jiminez(C)

    Subs Reina,Ings,Traore,Robinson

    GTG? Maybe Ings over DCL but watched Ings in his last game when he had not one shot on goal plus Watford will be up for it being so close to relegation. Thanks guys

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Stick with DCL, I think Ings is due a rest given his history of rotation during busy periods

  6. ZTF
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Do we know if Zaha is out? Have to decide between Nketiah and Taylor

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I thought about the same thing.
      I think he will be out.
      Reasonable is Taylor but since we're here for Fun, go Eddie

      1. ZTF
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thinking along the same lines but it’s a tough one. Cheers 🙂

  7. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain

    Myself
    Raúl
    Son

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haha
      Father
      Son
      Holy Raul Gonzalo Blanco spirit

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hahahahahahahaya

  8. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I cant see how Salah anit a shoe in for C this week.
    I have him miles ahead anyone else with rest time and opponents defence (no Fernandinho)

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      City are better without Fernandinho at centre half. Laporte and Stones a better combo. City will be out to prove a point against the newly crowned champions and these affairs are always tight

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Id love an Alonso 15pt er

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Always tight? Isn't this fixture usually high scoring?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          2-1 is their classic result. 0-0 in 2019 also

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Isn’t Fernandinho available since he’ll miss the cup game?

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sgraight red is one game?

        1. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Oh your right, I forgot apologies

          1. Dr. Agabuse
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            I am not sure tho. You might still ne right..

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              He's suspended for the Liverpool game.

  9. gers23
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Start 1.

    Lascelles, Eggan or Lundstram

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lund

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lascelles

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lascelles

  10. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I’m right for playing my Bench boost here this gw?

    Pope Patricio
    Van Dijk Aurier Lascelles Saiss Alonso
    Bruno Martial KDB Son Saka
    Rashford Jiminez Nketiah

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good but I would be apprehensive about BB this week with no press conferences after the deadline and FA Cup fixtures

      1. MattysFantasyFooty
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        True which three would u bench then? Currently on Pope VVD Saiss Saka

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Correct

        2. Dr. Agabuse
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          8, 6, 6, 5
          The points on that bench

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes this is the week!
      I wouldnt think twice with that Team

  11. Gun gun
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Pope
    Vvd aurier doherty
    Mane kdb bergwin bruno
    Rash jimmy(C) dcl

    Subs: button lascelles soyun saka

    Gtg? Or should i sell bergwin for pulisic?

    1. Mo Mane No Problems
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Pulisic for sure over Bergwijn

      1. Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        But is pulisic starting for sure?

        1. Mo Mane No Problems
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Not 100% but he’s scored 2 in 2 and Lampard is saying the right things, plus Bergwijn himself isn’t nailed. To be fair I haven’t got either but out of those two I think definitely Pulisic. Great price as well - I’ll be keeping an eye on this week.

  12. davies
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to captain from this lot?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Alonso Saiss
    Salah KDB Son Bruno
    Jimenez DCL

    Cheers.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Salah

    2. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jimmy or son

  13. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) play Sarr and save FT
    B) Sell for Pulisic

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      So very A

    2. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I will do B

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  14. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Lundstram to Auirer too big a risk?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Risk how?

  15. Blue Gaffer
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Vardy & Barnes to Aubameyang & Saka -4 yes or no?

  16. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    51 points off the top 10k. This was my goal but it’s so hard to gain ground. Still doable?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      With a bit of luck

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Doubt it.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Chips?

  17. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mané(c) it is .

    Who are you giving the armband to?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Martial but you know I'm useless, good luck mate.

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Both good choices.

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I’m not feeling the Man Utd boys on Tuesday after the FA Cup but I’ve still brought Martial in.

        Tempted by Jimenez but it’s a long gameweek if your captain fails in the first game.

        Who would you go for if not Martial?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Between Martial and Salah, I capped DCL last week, lol. I don't have Jim unfortunately, Jota has not been a good substitute for him so far.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            😀 I took a hit to bring in DCL, then sat down to watch the Norwich game and it slowly dawned on me that Everton are pants.

            I’m giving him one more games vs Leicester then think I’ll sell for Jesus or Kane.

            I’d be tempted by Salah(c) you know. Liverpool will be flying.. pressure is off.. and City have an FA Cup fixture too.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              Yeah I am tempted, I'm hoping that Martial uses his hattrick as a springboard to going on a run though plus I'll definitely watch our game, dunno if I can stomach Liverpool's coronation. I somehow got 81 last week with the killer forward line of Vardy, Jota, D(C)L.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                Ah of course, forgot that captaining a Liverpool player may be a stretch too far! Still, it would be vs the noisy neighbours 🙂

                Martial should come good again, just can’t shake the feeling that I’d be points chasing.

    2. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jiminez. Saw a stat saying he’s had the most shots in the box all season, highest expected goal involvement and highest shots. I’m sold.

      Tried to do something different last week and gave Son the armband, going with logic this week.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He’s been awesome. I just worry that Wolves don’t create that much.

        1. michaelington
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yeah, it’s a fair point.
          I know he’s going to start whereas salah or mane could be rotated. Really tempted by Salah but will he start?

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            There is 0.001% chance Klopp will rotate vs Man City. So long as there’s no hangovers or injuries from partying too hard, it’ll be a full strength starting 11

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I've just switched from Jimenez to Mane.

      Liverpool not in the FA Cup so will be well rested and in a buoyant mood after winning the league, plus Fernandinho is suspended.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        That’s my rationale too. Man City no great shakes defensively either.

  18. Snapes on a Plane
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    On a WC which team looks better?

    TEAM A
    Martinez
    Doherty-Saiss-TAA
    Son-KDB-Mane-Martial-Pulisic
    Rashford-Jimenez
    (Martin-Nketiah-Femina-Simpson)

    1.6 ITB for Pulisic>Mahrez next week

    TEAM B
    Pope
    Doherty-Aurier-TAA
    Fernandes-KDB-Mane-Martial-Pulisic
    Rashford-Jimenez
    (Martin-Nketiah-Femina-Lamptey)

    1.5 ITB for Pulisic>Mahrez next week

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Get Mahrez now.
      You will be happy with the -4 not spent in two weeks time

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  19. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to captain this week?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Aubameyang

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      There's this thing called the captain poll

  20. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    G2G

    McCarthy
    TAA Boly Fernandez Aurier
    Salah Son(vc) Bruno
    Aubameyang (c) Jiminez Ings

    Henderson Barnes Lascelles Fleck

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      GTG. Please Auba do not let us down again

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I would play Hendo

  21. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which FH33+ Team would you prefer?

    A-

    Dubravka
    Maguire Gomez Lascelles Taylor
    KDB Salah Mane Mahrez Martial
    Rashford

    B-

    Ederson
    Maguire Vandijk TAA
    KDB Mahrez Salah Pulisic Fernandes
    Rashford Connolly

    Help much appreciated

    1. Clickzy
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I prefer A

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      There's pros and cons with both team's, probably B

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nothing with Connolly in it on FH

      33 is a tricky week given lack of rest. United I think have one more day than the others so I’d go triple United up top

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B for me but I'd try to upgrade Connolly somehow if you can

  22. Clickzy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Play

    A) Aurier

    or

    B) Lascelles

    1. Bruno Bruno!!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    4. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Newcastle play in the FA cup 3 days before Bournemouth, as do Sheff Utd. Play Aurier.

      1. Clickzy
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Very useful information, thank you

  23. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Have this sneaky feeling Ozil play against Norwich and haul.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Bring him in and captain then.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        on FH can't take out big hitters

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Assisting Aubameyang

    3. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Put money on it or you're just spouting hot air

  24. The Desi Messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Play one:

    a) Kiko Femenia (SOU)
    b) Lascelles (bou)
    c) Holgate (LEI)

    1. Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kiko

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Close between A and B

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  25. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best alternative to Barnes?
    A) Traore
    B) Sarr
    C) Another

    1. Gun gun
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jus keep barnes

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A imo

  26. Junior ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is Sterling to Martial (-4) worth it if I’m going to Wildcard martial in next week if didn’t make the move?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      yes, he will probably get more points than Sterling and that's including the -4

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not for me. Brighton looking fairly solid and we don't know how the Liverpool city game will turn out

      1. Junior ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sterling has never scored against Liverpool

  27. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Captain

    Myself
    Raúl
    Son.

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’m currently on Raul. Not sure if I’ll still be on him by the deadline though

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Raul

  28. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    He did not play the last two he will get mins. True what the article said about everyone needs to play there own game.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      But you're not bringing him in anyway?

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He is playing his own game. Trying to sabotage his competitors 😉

  29. Blue Gaffer
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is this crazy?

    Vardy, DCL, Salah to Rashford, Aubameyang, Mahrez -8?

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Vardy to Rashford would be more sensible

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This

  30. Bad Kompany
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What to do with Ritchie? If he doesn’t play I’d have Kiko coming in. If getting rid I’d likely get Aurier (for free)