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Why Jiménez blanked at Aston Villa and what it means for Gameweek 33+

Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves

  • Goals: Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m)
  • Assists: Jonny (£5.4m)
  • Bonus Points: Jonny x3, Dendoncker x2, Conor Coady x1 (£5.1m)

Raúl Jiménez‘s (£8.3m) string of consistent post-lockdown returns came to an end against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolves forward was backed by over 30% of the top 10k for Gameweek 32+ after netting in both matches since the Premier League restart.

However, he never really looked like scoring at Villa Park, replaced in the 84th minute by Pedro Neto (£5.0m) for a first blank since Gameweek 29.

Even more so than he in his one-shot display against Bournemouth midweek, Jiménez drifted into wide positions on Saturday afternoon, moving away from much of the crucial penalty box action.

That was most evident when Wolves finally got a breakthrough at Villa Park. Jiménez played a pivotal role in the goal but was too distant from the eventual strike to reward his Fantasy owners and captainers. 

In the 62nd minute, his latest foray onto the flanks allowed him to play a sweeping cross into Jonny (£5.4m), who had run into Jiménez’s centre-forward position from left-back. The Spaniard teed up the ball for Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) to slot home across Ørjan Nyland‘s goal (£4.3m), with Jiménez watching on from outside the penalty area.

As this was the second match in a row to feature him drifting to the flanks, there might be some concerned Jiménez owners at there ahead of a Gameweek 33+ meeting with Arsenal.

Why Jiménez blanked at Aston Villa and what it means for Gameweek 33+

However, the recent improvements to Aston Villa’s defence may well have played a part in his Gameweek 32+ positioning and blank.

Arguably, there should be little surprise that Dean Smith’s men kept Jiménez relatively quiet on Saturday, as they came into Gameweek 32+ with some of the better defensive statistics in the division.

Between Gameweeks 1 and 29, Villa were the Premier League’s worst for shots allowed in the box, big chances conceded and expected goals conceded (xGC). However, as reported in the recent Captain Sensible article, the last four matches saw Villa concede just five big chances, only four teams recording better totals in that department over the same period.

With Tyrone Mings (£4.4m) and Kortney Hause (£4.4m) forming an increasingly familiar partnership since Gameweek 30+ flanked by more conservative full-backs in Matt Targett (£4.4m) and Ezri Konsa (£4.3m), Smith’s side has been overrun much less often in recent matches.

For that reason, Wolves were forced to exploit a tenth-minute injury to Targett, Neil Taylor (£4.3m) introduced at left-back for the first time since the 6-1 defeat to Manchester City back in Gameweek 22.

“Yes (Targett’s injury is because of the busy schedule). We’re the only team to have played four games in 11 days, so thank you very much for that.” – Dean Smith

For most of the first half, and much of the second, Nuno Espirito Santo asked Jiménez and Matt Doherty (£6.4m) to double-up on the former Swansea man in an attempt to get behind Villa’s defence, pulling the Mexican out of the penalty box.

Jiménez was not helped in this regard by the formation laid out by Nuno at Villa Park. He switched back to the 3-5-2 used from the beginning against West Ham, pairing Jiménez and Diogo Jota (£6.3m) in a front-pair, with Adama Traoré (£5.8m) dropping to the bench. Without the increased support on the flanks afforded by a 3-4-3 shape, it was up to both Jiménez and Jota to support their respective full-backs for much of the game.

Is that likely to be the same story against Arsenal though? Unlikely. In fact, Jiménez backers should still feel confident ahead of Gameweek 33+, as their upcoming opponents have not defended as well as Villa in recent weeks. In the same period that the relegation-threatened side have conceded just five big chances, Mikel Arteta’s men have allowed seven, as well as 10 more penalty area shots.

There was, of course, still some bad luck for Jiménez against Aston Villa. He managed to connect a low header with a Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) in the opening exchanges, only to see it collected by Nyland, and he was also denied the chance for a tap-in when Doherty got behind the defence later in the half, opting to blast a shot into the side-netting rather than square it.

Any remaining owners of Jota are likely to be at their wits’ end with the Portuguese international. He may have got his third successive start in Gameweek 32+ but could not last even an hour on this occasion. It was Jota who was chosen to be replaced by Traoré in the 59th minute. As a result, Wolves’ number 18 has now been subbed off without an attacking return in six of his last eight Premier League appearances.

Jota had arguably the best chance of the game though, making life even more frustrating for his 7.2% backing.

Why Jiménez blanked at Aston Villa and what it means for Gameweek 33+ 1

Nyland’s attempt to swing a throw out to one of his defenders went awry late in the first half, the ball squirming out into the path of Jota. However, the Wolves man took no time with the shot, lashing it immediately over the bar. Perhaps a more in-form Jota, with more confidence, might have buried it.

Meanwhile, owners of Traoré are likely to have a few concerns after his second benching since the Premier League restart. Furthermore, he was unable to have his usual impact from the bench as Nuno brought him on for Jota, playing him through the middle of the 3-5-2, rather than the flanks of a 3-4-3. 

Using Traoré as an impact substitute is generally something the manager normally gives more thought to for away matches, so the chances of seeing him on the flanks of a 3-4-3 line-up, much more suited to his abilities, for the Gameweek 33+ home match with Arsenal seem relatively high. Nuno also mentioned before the game that rotating Traoré simply came with the territory considering the rushed and compressed Premier League schedule.

“(Asked why he benched the in-form Traoré) It’s all about managing the squad. Knowing that such tight schedule means different approaches. We have to be aware of the decisions we make so that we can take advantage of the squad at the right moment.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Meanwhile, Wolves defensive assets endeared themselves to Fantasy managers once again, keeping their seventh clean sheet from a possible eight since Willy Boly (£4.8m) returned from injury in Gameweek 25.

Despite Aston Villa lining up with an unprecedented two-man front-line of Keinan Davis (£4.3m) and Mbwana Samatta (£5.6m), Wolves were their usual well-organised selves, not allowing the hosts any space to exploit. Villa’s ongoing struggles in front of goal are also good news for those invested in the Liverpool and Manchester United defences that face them in Gameweeks 33+ and 34+ respectively.

“Everything starts on the defensive process of the team and our goal is always a clean sheet. If you keep that in mind and work towards that, eventually the organisation will provide with the talent that we have in our players that can unbalance teams.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

A double-up on their back-line is perhaps a bit too extreme for the Gameweek 33+ meeting with Arsenal, but upcoming matches against Sheffield United (away), Everton (home), Burnley (away) and Crystal Palace (home) look exceptionally profitable at this end of the pitch.

Crucially, Romain Saïss (£4.6m) is now free from the threat of a two-match suspension for now. He went into Gameweek 32+ with nine yellow cards, one away from triggering the ban. However, with Wolves’ 32nd match of the campaign out the way, the Moroccan’s threshold for a suspension has risen to 15.

Aston Villa XI (4-3-1-2): Nyland; Targett (N Taylor 10′), Mings, Hause, Konsa; Nakamba (Trézéguet 82′), D Luiz, Hourihane (McGinn 60′); Grealish; Davis (El Ghazi 82′), Samatta.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Dendoncker, Doherty; D Jota (Traoré 60′), Jiménez (Neto 85′).

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2,242 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    First attempt at WC (which needs to cover a BB at some point)

    Pope, martinez
    Taa, vvd, boly, holgate, taylor
    Salah, kdb, mahrez, fernandes, martial
    Jesus, greenwood, nketiah

    0 ITB after

    Do the strikers mean I’m going to have a poor BB as chance of no Greenwood and nketiah playing the same week?

    1. FPLYuval
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No Jimenez is brave, could be a serious rank killer.

      Midfield and defence is nice. Would prefer a mix of Doherty/AWB/Maguire/Aurier over Boly and VVD personally.

      1. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Probs right. I bought him at £7.1m so serious loss in value too on sale. Thanks

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Not sure I'd want to BB with those 2 forwards and 3 city players.

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No jimenez,
      No Rashford
      no Vary
      No Kane
      No Aub
      I see trouble ahead

      1. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Vardy #

      2. Lucy2019
          1 month, 14 days ago

          well, 3 of them are utter dog shite picks so sure the person will be fine.

      3. ...al
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nice mids but the rest is a disaster

      4. Ginkapo FPL
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Change BB at some point to a specific week

    4. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Best mid someone can get on WC rn?
      I can see lots of players but I don't know who to fit:
      Salah Mane KDB Mahrez Son Martial Fernandes Pulisic (pick 5)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Salah KDB Martial Mahrez Pulisic

        1. FPLYuval
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          No Bruno?

    5. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Did Martial play well against Norwich?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Came on at ET against a tired Norwich...

      2. ...al
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hard to compare against a 10 man Norwich but he got in decent enough positions I guess

      3. Dr. Agabuse
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No

    6. Vazza
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Who to start out of these four and how to order bench -

        A. Lascelles vs WHU
        B. C. Taylor vs SHU
        C. D. Jota vs ARS
        D. B. Saka vs wol

        1. The Suspended One
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Tough; choose attack or defense
          C over D
          A over B
          Probably c over a for me

        2. Vazza
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Help out please guys

          • Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            C

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              bench DAB

          • Vazza
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Who to start out of these four and how to order bench -

              1. J. Lascelles vs WHU
              2. C. Taylor vs SHU
              3. D. Jota vs ARS
              4. B. Saka vs wol

          • The Suspended One
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            After Auba to Rash:
            A) Bruno to Pulisic, DCL to Jesus next week
            B) Bruno to Mahrez
            C) keep Bruno, FT $ 1.8

            1. Vazza
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Keep Bruno

                1. The Suspended One
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Already have tony.. not sure I want to carry 3

                  1. Lucy2019
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Gert rid of Martial

                2. Tonyawesome69
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  B

                3. james 101
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Keep Bruno

                  Or B

              • JJeyy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Any chance of making a 28 point gap to overtake ML leader at this stage?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Pick captain wisely.

                  • Queens of the South Age
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Of course. Don't go for too crazy a punt but easily be done if you get a bit of luck. Got to risk against the captain template sometime. I went Mane this week to try and claim back top spot.

                  • Flynny
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yes....that's not a prob

                  • Printing Mane
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yeah

                  • jason_ni
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Off course.. but depends who each of you have!

                  • Tonyawesome69
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    A few good captain choices vs rival could easily make the gap

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Yes, definitely. Depends how good they are though.

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      This

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Could do that in GW38

                  • Leo10
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Easily.

                  • Vazza
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Easily mate.

                      You only need on average 28/7= 4 points per week between now and the end of the season.

                      1. JJeyy
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cheers, just team so similar now, guess I can throw in a few wildcards here n there

                    • ...al
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      One differential or cap pick and you're sorted

                    • Dr. Agabuse
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Focus on keeping 2nd

                  • GHB
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Going to activate Free Hit this week, mainly to take advantage of Utd and Liverpool fixtures.

                    If I activate now and transfer KDB out - if I change my mind do I purchase him at price I have him now or does he come in at current FPL price ?

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        You get your same squad back.

                        1. GHB
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Sorry maybe I phrased that badly.

                          If I want to buy him back on the free hit I am on after I get rid - do I have to pay more?

                      • Queens of the South Age
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        If you confirm the sale on free hit then you'll need to get him back at current price.

                        1. GHB
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Thought that, cheers

                      • jason_ni
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I'm pretty sure once you sell him, (even if on fh) to get him back your paying his full current price.

                        1. GHB
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Cheers

                    2. Flynny
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Ignoring price, who is best city asset from gw33....

                      A...mahrez

                      B...foden

                      Thanks

                      1. jason_ni
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        A

                      2. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Mahrez

                      3. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        A but I think I'm going for both if fit

                        1. Flynny
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Cheers

                      4. ...al
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Mahrez prob

                    3. Albert_Luque
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Maguire, Son and Sarr to Martial, Mahrez and Saiss for a -4?

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Not tonight.

                      2. Leo10
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Don't see why you'd sell Maguire with United's fixtures.

                      3. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I thought Son is primadonna here

                      4. Albert_Luque
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cheers guys - it would have to be Maguire cos I stupidly have too much Man U. Defo planning on doing it nearer the deadline

                        1. Ginkapo FPL
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          That means there are two other options

                          1. Albert_Luque
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Greenwood is the cheap bench filler and want to keep Bruno.

                            However, thinking a more efficient move would be Greenwood to Rashford, with maybe Son and Sarr to Pulisic and 4.4. Preserves Maguire.

                      5. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        nope

                      6. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Love the name. Don’t like the moves. Especially as no one has played yet. Very strange

                      7. Freddiebell
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        No way not even for free

                      8. james 101
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I’d wait, but I’ve no problem with your moves.

                        I expect all three of those new players to do well.

                    4. Winston.
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      A. Patricio/Pope, Saiss, AWB, Salah or
                      B. DDG, Alonso, Doherty, Son ?

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        A

                      2. Phil's Stamps
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        A

                    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Waiting deadline and sarr performance against southampton, but would you do sarr to pulisic for free ? thanks

                      1. Phil's Stamps
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I would hold Sarr for the next 3.

                      2. Leo10
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Yes no brainer.

                      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        thanks guys.

                      4. Albert_Luque
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Wait for both to play this week and revisit

                      5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        I would wait to see the performances of all your players first

                    6. Phil's Stamps
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      2FT. If Kane show promise this week and DCL the opposite:

                      A) Son, DCL --> Kane, Foden.
                      B) Something else.

                      DDG
                      TAA Doherty Saiss
                      Salah KDB Son Bruno
                      Rashford Jimi DCL

                      3.9 Lascelles Kiko Guendouzi

                      0.2 ITB

                    7. Totti
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      how was rashford ( my captain ) against norwic?
                      could i hope for a brace against brighton 😀

                    8. SHOOTER MCGINN
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Feels wrong buying a player on day 1 of a very long gameweek, but I just want Rashford for that Bournemouth game.

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Yep. I've done it. Brought Rashford in now. I have to move now or priced out and it will cost me 4 points.

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          exactly this if getting priced out tonight

                        2. Freddiebell
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Same here

                      2. Dr. Agabuse
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Ausnahmsweise

                    9. Hot Toddy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Hard to pick one of these absolute donkeys to field next gw.

                      A) Cantwell (BRI)
                      B) Lascelles (WHU)
                      C) Joelinton (WHU)

                      What have gotten myself into 😀
                      One has to play, cant rectify with a transfer.

                      1. Mike2795647
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        B, West Ham are dreadful

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          They're Lascelles dreadful but not Joelinton dreadful? 😀

                          1. Klaren
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            They park the bus. Not that it's a good bus, but at least they try to defend the whole game while they show very little effort to score and have no attacking plan other than Antonio and Bowen trying to dribble past the whole opponent defence or shoot from 30 yards out.

                      2. ...al
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Lascelles.

                        Not sure If I should bring Martial/Pulisic in for a hit, as I have to bench Lacelles (again)

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Must really fancy that vs then mate..

                          1. Hot Toddy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            *cs

                            1. ...al
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Yea but it's such a boring pick

                              Pulisic is fun and exciting

                              1. Hot Toddy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Epically boring and super exciting yep you're not wrong there. Martial vs BOU fairly tantalising too...

                      3. Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Probably B

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Cheers.

                      4. SHOOTER MCGINN
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cantwell scored a decent goal today. Could get lucky and score another?

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Maybe. All three make me wanna vomit. Hate these decisions.....who's going to be the least shite.

                          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Why do you have joelinton lol

                            1. Hot Toddy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              I played BB in 31+ and Chris Wood was one of my strikers but he got crocked so I punted on the best fixture from that gw within budget and now I'm stuck with him. He's basically never going to see the field again ignores can help it but this week he's in the mix.

                              1. Hot Toddy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                *if I

                              2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Fair enough. I guess the motto is to always favour the attacker. Lascelles vs Villa didn't work out and wouldn't be confident WHU will be any different. A or C I'd say

                                1. Hot Toddy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Okay cheers for that

                      5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        2
                        6
                        2

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Sounds plausible. Cheers.

                      6. Dr. Agabuse
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Cantwell if he starts (first game. Might be Rockstar news)

                        1. Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Interesting. Cheers.

                    10. FPLYuval
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Mahrez vs Jesus on a wildcard.

                      Who would you go for?

                      1. ...al
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Mahrez for me

                        However on a WC if you can get Son in and Jesus, might be good.

                      2. UnitedRthebest
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Mahrez

                        • Tonyawesome69
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Mahrez

                        • Hot Toddy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Yes Mahrez all day.

                        • FPLYuval
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Toying around with a draft that allows: KDB Salah Mahrez B.Fernandes Martial Jesus Jimenez...

                          Mahrez definitely looks sharper. You'd think Jesus is more nailed but Pep is a weirdo.

                          1. Tinkermania
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              3 from city? They could all be benched in same week.

                              1. FPLYuval
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Just an idea. They could also score 30+ points in the same week.

                                1. Tinkermania
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Go for it. Eggs in one basket 😉

                            • RAFA THE GAFFA
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Mahrez the second best City option going

                            • Lucy2019
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                M

                              • james 101
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                M

                            • Vazza
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Who to start out of these four and how to order bench -

                                1. J. Lascelles vs WHU
                                2. C. Taylor vs SHU
                                3. D. Jota vs ARS
                                4. B. Saka vs wol

                                1. UnitedRthebest
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Start Lascelles. Saka, Jota, Taylor.

                                  • Hot Toddy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Jota start
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                                2. UnitedRthebest
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Will Brighton keep any clean sheets between now and the end of the season? Could double up with wolves defence, but Dunk rotates best with my team. Who should I go for?
                                    Cheers!

                                    1. Major League Shocker
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Dunk could be a decent differential, they should keep some CS. If you don't need a differential, I would just go with double Wolves though.

                                      1. UnitedRthebest
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Ok thanks. I would like a differential as a 4th defender

                                    2. ASOUSA12
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Any thoughts appreciated;

                                      WC GW33+ £0.0 ITB

                                      Martinez
                                      TAA Doherty Saiss
                                      Salah Mahrez KDB Martial Fernandes
                                      Jimenez DCL

                                      Button Nketiah Lascelles Simpson

                                      1. GRIMANDI [formerly boring M…
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Ditch DCL

                                        1. ASOUSA12
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          DCL is my major doubt as i have two possible options:

                                          1) Van Dijk (4-5-1) AVL / bha / BUR
                                          2) Deeney (3-5-2) che / NOR / NEW

                                          1. baps sniffer
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Easy VvD imo

                                      2. Camzy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        It looks fine to me. Hold?

                                        1. Camzy
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Oh this is a WC.

                                          Yeah it's good. Although I'd have Holgate over Simpson and wouldn't have Saiss (1 YC and he misses 2 games).

                                          1. Camzy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            *over Lascelles rather.

                                            1. ASOUSA12
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              I got Lascelles at 4.2, would only be possible if i downgrade Nketiah to Greenwood or Connoly

                                          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            The Saïss yellow card deadline has passed I believe

                                          3. ASOUSA12
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            £0.0 ITB unfortunately... WC in GW33+ instead of GW31+ has crashed my team value

                                      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Looks nice. A full GW ahead to assess

                                      4. elchilangles
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        very similar to my team except I've got Ings and Rashford up top with Jimienez, any way you can get one of them in instead of DCL?

                                        1. ASOUSA12
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          No money in the bank, not a big fan of the 6.5 forward as the 6.5 defenders are doing so much better...

                                          For DCL price point the only one i like is Deeney, but very tempted to get Van Dijk and change for 4-5-1

                                      5. Scott Talent RIP EJ
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Only the 9th time you've asked.

                                      6. dunas_dog
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Like it- same mids and forwards I will have by next week

                                        Saïss ok- deadline was today’s game

                                    3. Rinseboy
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      So with Martial rising tonight would you go early and do:
                                      Jota and Saka to Nketiah and Martial today as got exact cash?
                                      Or let it go and plan new moves? Its really doing my head in thanks for any advice!

                                      Martinez Pope
                                      TAA Doherty Aurier Maguire Fernandez 
                                      KDB Salah Son Bruno Saka
                                      Jimmy Jota DCL.

                                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Listening to Elsa

                                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Listen 😆

                                          1. Rinseboy
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            haha god my daughter sang that song non stop from the age of 2 till about 4 years old

                                      2. _Ninja_
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        I would prob make the moves if exact cash. You have a good squad to cope with any injuries.

                                        1. Rinseboy
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Thanks Ninja so you think those moves on paper make sense and moving to a 5 man midfield?

                                          1. _Ninja_
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Definitely mate. Its Martial over Jota in your team.

                                      3. Major League Shocker
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Do it

                                      4. Dr. Agabuse
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Getting Martial (injury martial) befire a game is taff.
                                        You could always just play 442 next week or get smn else like Rash or Jesus for jota by downgrading a defender

                                      5. james 101
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Go for it

                                      6. Rinseboy
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        thanks all have rolled the dice. Luckily I do have a playable bench of 3 decentish players so took the risk. Thanks all

                                        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          GL matey

                                    4. kime67
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Did vardy and grealish to rashford and pulisic for -4 now just hoping no injuries. good move?

                                      1. Lucy2019
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          First 2 are crap picks so yes.

                                        • Tinkermania
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Like it.

                                          • kime67
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            thats my thinking too cant be worse:D

                                            1. GreennRed
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              Good moves, I kept Vardy this week, Aubameyang more in need of a move. Vardy has been very poor since restart. Grealish too but I'm half convincing myself it's not just bad form, also Smith's more 'pragmatic' approach. Pragmatism won't get them far in the coming fixtures so if he has it in him Grealish should be shoved forward, shi+ or bst time time has dawned.

                                          • kime67
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            i noticed that too.. drops very deep. Villa just cant score

                                            1. GreennRed
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              Seems an awful waste to have such a quality player playing deep when you need goals to survive.

                                          • kime67
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            exactly, but soon hell be elsewhere

                                        • SADIO SANÉ
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          thoughts on this desperation, all owned by less than 15%, WC team?

                                          DDG (Martin)
                                          Doherty Alonso Ritchie (Digne Aurier)
                                          Son Mahrez Richarlison Pulisic Willian
                                          Kane Jesus (Connolly)

                                          1. kime67
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            willian defenetly someone else and ritchie cant be trusted either

                                          2. SADIO SANÉ
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            10 owned by less than 10%, but wanted to be factually correct 😀

                                          3. ...al
                                            • 11 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            Probably gona end in tears

                                            1. SADIO SANÉ
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              which picks are bad? not sold on Rich but nice fixtures

                                          4. Lucy2019
                                              1 month, 14 days ago

                                              Forward line is shocking.

                                              1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                                in what way? 😀

                                                1. Lucy2019
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    I was shocked.

                                                  • GreennRed
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    No form.

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      form is hindsight my friend 😀

                                                      1. GreennRed
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                                        That's it. Two good players they are but Jesus should be Jimenez.

                                                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                                          yeah I know haha

                                              2. Tinkermania
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Downgrade Kane and get some L'pool mid.

                                                • Dr. Agabuse
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Nice differential team but cant you get Nketiah instead of Conolly?

                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    yeah, had that originally but then only 5.2 for keeper (couldn't put Pope in as he is over 15% 😀 )

                                                • dunas_dog
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Needs some United attack in there or rank will fall - Kane to Rashford and Willian to Pogba (as 3.9 % owned although would rather Martial ) and Connolly to Greenwood/Nketiah

                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Rashford breaks the rules 😀 Pogba doesn't though, good shout

                                                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Willian, Connolly & Digne -> Pogba, Nketiah & 4.3 DEF

                                                      1. dunas_dog
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                                        Kiko Femenia 0.7 %

                                                • The Train Driver
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Think it looks good but I would hate having to bench those premium defenders.

                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Digne -> 4.3 in a Pogba version

                                                • FPLYuval
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  I don't mind this to be fair. Apart from Willian, and probably Ritchie. Go 4 at the back.

                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Pogba instead of Willian as above, or someone else? Ritchie is the man

                                                • Klaren
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  I think it's really good if you want to go with differentials. Rotation concerns with a lot of players but shouldn't be a concern with the strong bench.

                                                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    thanks Klaren

                                              3. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                                Wolves:

                                                Jimmy and Doherty are class.

                                                As a third player, which defender would you prefer?

                                                A. Saiss
                                                B. Boly
                                                C. Jonny

                                                1. GreennRed
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  A.

                                                  1. james 101
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Thanks

                                                2. B.D.
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  A

                                                  1. james 101
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Cheers

                                                3. Hot Toddy
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Always liked Boly he's my go2.

                                                  1. james 101
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Appreciate it

                                                4. dunas_dog
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  A

                                                  1. james 101
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Thanks

                                              4. gers23
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                                Was captaining Auba this week a sensible or stupid move? In people's opinions of course!

                                                1. Lucy2019
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Absolutely terrible. IMO of course.

                                                  • Dr. Agabuse
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    It was a solid move.
                                                    Norwich should be exhausted and broken.

                                                    Auba now edges Salah and Mane but that could change when he starts tomorrow.
                                                    Better than Fernandes C for sure

                                                    1. james 101
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      You could be right.

                                                      Or they could take pride / strength from how well they held out with 10 men against a vastly more expensive side.

                                                  • Hot Toddy
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Nothing wrong with picking Aubameyang vs Norwich.

                                                  • kime67
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    if he doesnt score i quit fpl

                                                    1. Qaiss
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      he will if he starts

                                                  • FPLYuval
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Time will tell. You can't predict rotation, so sensible decision for me.

                                                  • kime67
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    this rotation talk is so stupid. arsenal cant afford ti bech him

                                                  • Qaiss
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    The best one. I brought him in for a -4. Don’t understand why people think he’ll be benched, Arteta won’t start Saka and Nketiah up front together, there’s no one else who can play in Auba’s position right now.

                                                    1. FPLYuval
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Saka can play LW. I'm sure Nelson could slot in there too. But agreed, would be shocked if benched.

                                                      1. Qaiss
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                                        Think Nelson might play tomorrow

                                                2. Dr. Agabuse
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Auba was veeery unlucky not to score vs Soton.
                                                  Veery.
                                                  Its his week.
                                                  But sell afterwards no matter if he gets a hattrick

                                                  1. kime67
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    yup

                                                  2. kime67
                                                    • 2 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    he needs to stop squaring it

                                                    1. Hot Toddy
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Blasphemy. He absolutely needs to feed Pepe and set him up for sitters even if it means hanging around an open goal waiting for the gangly donkey to catch up. Oh and give him penalties as well.

                                                      1. Qaiss
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                                        I think the last time they were both on the pitch and we had a pen, Pepe took it lol

                                                        1. Hot Toddy
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                                          Haha. Sympathy I take it
                                                          ..

                                                  3. FPLYuval
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    If he has a stormer vs Norwich, I may consider keeping on WC. He's chasing golden boot and will be motivated. Has a decent record in tough games too.

                                                3. FDMS All Starz
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Not sure what to do with 2FTs, thoughts? 0itb

                                                  Patricio
                                                  TAA - Doherty - Aurier
                                                  Mane - Kdb - Fernandes - Son - Richarlison
                                                  DCL - Jimenez

                                                  Subs: Martins - Kiko - Connolly - Simpson

                                                  1. Qaiss
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Could do Rich > Puli

                                                  2. Freshy
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    Rich > Martial

                                                4. james 101
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                                  Who do you think grealish will play for next season?

                                                  1. Qaiss
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                                    He’s coming to the carpet

                                                  2. Tinkermania
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Leeds Utd

                                                    • Hot Toddy
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Honestly, probably Aaton Villa.

                                                    • james 101
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      I could see him getting a better team

                                                    • Trophé Mourinho
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Spurs been in for him a few times but dont want to pay 50mil+

                                                    • kime67
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      hes exactly what arsenal need. Auba could play central

                                                    • Lucy2019
                                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                                        He is absolutely shite. Why people rate him is beyond me.

                                                      • Make Arrows Green Again
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                                        Spuds

                                                    • Blanka
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Is Tammy likely to get his spot back? Got up to £8m when I dump Jota!

                                                    • Trophé Mourinho
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      Imagien if Martial gets back to back hatties 😀

                                                    • kime67
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                                      cant believe i didnt get rid of williams when we had the unlimited now i can get only 2 utd players.