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Analysing the recovery period between matches and its impact on FPL

With the FA Cup fixtures causing a longer-than-usual Gameweek, we finally have some time to take stock of the landscape after a hectic period of three Fantasy Premier League deadlines in 10 days.

This is the longest break we will have for a while, with the next three deadlines coming thick and fast. We only have the TV schedule for Gameweeks 33-35 so far and certain teams have been afforded longer rest periods compared to others as the below table shows:

As mentioned in my earlier piece on the Christmas schedule, “recent research has shown that muscle injury risk increases by almost 20% when recovery time is reduced from six to three days”.

It concluded that fixture congestion and insufficient recovery time between matches are two of the major risk factors associated with injuries and suggested that players should have at least 96 hours between matches in order to recover fully. Beyond the 96-hour period, there were no significant gains observed.

Few teams are afforded the luxury of a 96-hour rest in this period, and the teams closest to that are in green in the table. Teams closer to 72 hours are in yellow and below 72 are in red.

The average total rest period is 265 hours so in the final column, teams around that number are in yellow, below that are in red, and teams well above the average are in green.

The problem with this table is that it exaggerates the total recovery period for the non-FA Cup teams. For example, Burnley have 134 hours of recovery for Gameweek 33+ which makes their total recovery period look favourable (277 hours) despite just 76 and 67 hours recovery for their next matches, but as quoted above, beyond 96 hours the recovery gains are minimal.

Players still ideally need 96 hours to recover for the next match even if they have had 100+ hours of rest prior.

I still wanted to include this table though as it does, however, emphasise how difficult the schedule is for Liverpool (205), Manchester City (210) and Sheffield United (209). Chelsea (231), Newcastle (227), Norwich (229), Spurs (233) and West Ham (227) have it tough as well.

The below chart looks at only the period between Gameweeks 33-35, ignoring the exaggerated rest periods for teams not involved in the FA Cup:

The average total rest period is 163 hours so in the final column, teams around that number are in yellow, below that are in red, and teams well above the average are in green.

Manchester United have 217 hours of rest between their three matches, the most favourable schedule. This is great news for those investing in their assets as rotation should be minimal and performance levels can stay consistent. Wolves also have a relatively relaxed schedule with 183 hours of recovery.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have just 161 hours of rest time. City and Liverpool have extremely compressed schedules with just 141 hours and 139 hours respectively; that’s over three days less than the Red Devils.

Everton and Spurs have reason to be aggrieved as well, with just 132 and 137 hours of recovery time respectively, the lowest in the league. Burnley, Newcastle, Sheffield United and West Ham assets will also need to be monitored with their short recovery periods.

Rotation seems far more likely for these teams in red and drops in performance levels are to be expected as well, especially for teams near the bottom of the table who can’t afford to rotate.

This also makes me ask the following questions:            

1. What to do with Liverpool assets?

Salah stars as Liverpool take advantage of Aké injury

The Reds have now clinched the Premier League title but still have seven league games to play. Klopp has already said that he views the remainder of this campaign as sort of a pre-season for the next one, given the short rest time between the two.

He’s also poured cold water on FPL managers’ hopes that the Reds will play strong line-ups with a view to achieving a record points tally.

In his latest comments, he said:

Getting these types of points tallies sounds pretty nice to me but I’m not sure it’s possible because six or seven of the remaining games we play in a very short period of time. Every three days we will need to make a lot of changes, we need to be lucky and make sure nobody gets injured. We need to be lucky there. If a player gets injured he cannot play the next five as well so that makes it really tricky for all of us.

This makes things a bit tricky for us FPL managers, as well, in terms of owning expensive midfield assets like Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) or Sadio Mane (£12.5m). Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) is a bit less of an issue given his low price. They are all likely to start the Manchester City fixture given the long rest but right after that they play Villa with just 66 hours of recovery, then it’s Brighton with just 74 hours rest and then Burnley with just 65.

If we do hold our Liverpool attackers, we have to be careful with the captaincy. If Salah/Mane get benched in one game, they become captain material for the next game. Such patterns will have to be monitored closely, as well as the substitutions in the City game. Salah will no doubt be hungry for the Golden Boot but it seems unlikely Klopp will risk injury by starting him in all three games.

2. Do we put our faith in Jesus?

Manchester City have the best run of fixtures from Gameweek 33-38 and with Sergio Aguero (£11.7m) ruled out due to injury for that entire period, investing in Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) is certainly tempting.

However, as the Chelsea fixture showed, the Brazilian’s starting spot is not guaranteed with Bernardo Silva (£7.7m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) alternatives in that role.

Pep Guardiola has already gone on record stating his priority is the cups going forward and he will not want to risk his only recognised striker picking up a fatigue-related injury in such a busy schedule, so his minutes might be managed very carefully. Kevin De Bruyne’s (£10.7m) pitch-time will no doubt be monitored as well.

3. Could differences in rest periods affect performances?

In Gameweek 34, Spurs play Bournemouth with the former having 68 hours of recovery compared to the Cherries’ 121. Everton will have had just 68 hours rest compared to their opponents Southampton’s 93.

In Gameweek 35, Villa have just 64 hours of rest versus 114 for Palace. Everton have 64 hours to Wolves’ 88. Newcastle have 65 hours to Watford’s 89. Sheffield United have a full 24 hours less recovery time than their opponents Chelsea. Arsenal have nearly two days more recovery time than Spurs.

These differences need to be kept in mind as they will likely have an impact on energy levels and performances.

4.  Could switching between heavy hitters be beneficial?  

Like I mentioned earlier, a benching for a heavy-hitting asset like De Bruyne, Salah, Mane, Sterling etc increases their probability of starting the next game. So switching between them and handing them the armband depending on their minutes in the previous game could be rewarding. It is highly unlikely that any of them will start every match given their schedules.

My Team

Having looked at the schedule, getting a third Manchester United player into my squad will be my priority. They have the ideal motivation and near-perfect fixtures/scheduling.

Dominic Calvert Lewin (£6.4m) and Sadio Mane (£12.5m) will likely be making way for Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) and Christan Pulisic (£7.0m) with my two free transfers. Selling De Bruyne instead of the Senegalese is also an option.

Hope you found this information useful. Good luck and stay safe!


An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process.

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1,170 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    Would you play
    A. Giroud WAT
    B. Foden sou

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Wow I don't know. I kinda feel if you have a City attacker you have to play him and hope he starts.

  2. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 13 hours ago

    So how did this Watford team beat Liverpool 3-0, with Sarr making Sadio Mane look like a poor man's Sarr?

    1. DeathAngel
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 13 hours ago

      Everything fell right for them on that day, it happens.

      1. DeathAngel
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 13 hours ago

        Ismaila Sarr

        OR

        Ismail Asarr

        😉

  3. Manani
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    who to ditch first?
    DCL or Ings?

    Ings 3 fixture coming up is horrible, DCL is still a threat and fixture is fair bit easier

    1. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      ings is absolute class. Can't drop him

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

      Hard to drop a man in form

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Would you downgrade Sterling to Mahrez to upgrade elsewhere?

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes. Sticking with Sterling on my wildcard was a major mistake. Just for the record, my decision was between

      A) Sterling and Lascelles (3 points)
      B) Mahrez and Digne (17 points)

      So maybe you shouldn't listen to me, on second thoughts, given how bad my decisions are?

      1. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 7 hours ago

        A group of us are running an FPL competition until the end of the season and we wondered if you would like to be take part ? Its completely free to enter and we have a separate site for discussion/banter. If you're intretested drop us an e mail . Kurt-Grohl@gmx.com

        Cheers

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      mahrez has more points
      it's an upgrade 🙂

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      is it a downgrade? Only moneywise, Mahrez has far more points and it looks like it will continue. The odd habit of playing 60+ every game, If that continues he is very good, he is a value imo, it means 2pointers( 3 if cs) and he usually are effective. and, not checked this but it seems to me Pep likes to play him whenever KDB is rested, due to his style of play, as he is a playmaking kind of wing and when KDB does not play Mahrez is the creative one. And he is greedy which is a good in FPL

  5. Vazza
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Which duo is better -

    A. Mahrez, Ings
    B. Son, Jota

    1. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Coin toss between Mahrez and Son (gut feeling is Mahrez).
      Ings is way better than Jota.
      So it doesn't seem close.

    2. enrico.palazzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      jota is a liability. That should answer that

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
    Rashford Jimenez DCL

    Henderson Lascelles Cantwell Lundstram

    2FT, 1.4itb

    1. Lundstram Sarr >> Aurier Pulisic / Willian (and play BB)
    2. Cantwell >> Foden (bench Sarr)
    3. Something else

    Thanks

  7. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    sorry folks, I jinxed Sarr by captaining him.

  8. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Is it bad to hope Pulisic is injured so Ings can come off my bench?! Anyone know how it looked?

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      when you have 13 points at bench it is normal to hope for someone in your starting 11 to not play-)

      how you not played Ings away to Watford is another story...

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        I started DCL in the end after seeing lots of reports that he'd be rested

  9. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Early thoughts on the below folks?
    Thinking Auba to Kane and saving other FT all going well?

    Pope
    Trent Robbo Doherty
    KdB Mahrez Martial Bruno
    Auba Jimenez Ings
    (Button, Saiss, Williams, Fleck)
    2FT
    0.3

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Or maybe Jesus instead of Kane?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        yeah, an interesting punt if Kun is out long term! Great fixtures and City will score double what Spurs will score for the run it most likely!

    2. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      You don't want Kane, I'd triple up on United and get Rashy in.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        I would if I didn't have Williams already

        1. waldo666
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Ah, missed that, apologies.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            10 days, 9 hours ago

            no bother mate, I could still do it if I really wanted to as have 2 FTs! Lets see how Kane gets on at SHU first 😉

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Like Auba to Kane actually

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        yeah mate, if he does the business against SHU and comes through unscathed...I'll be very tempted and he's nailed as can be if staying fit!

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

          He's most nailed attacker in the league 😀

  10. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone tempted by Salah and Mane for Villa or too risky now?

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      I’ll captain one of them.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 12 hours ago

        So you will have both?
        I could easily get Mane in for a hit and have both it’s tempting - I don’t think both could get benched against Villa

        1. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 12 hours ago

          I have both. Whichever one plays fewer minutes against City I will captain. But I wouldn’t take a hit to have both. After Villa, I will likely sell one.

          1. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 11 hours ago

            Yeah maybe Villa is ok but more likely rotation after that who knows. I think you might be right there are other options too. No point getting Mane in for a hit to look at moving him on again. Hope the double up works out for you.

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

      If one of them gets subbed early against city it's worth a shout, but then again they probably won't get more than 60 against villa

    3. Soto Ayam
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      Plan to bring in Salah and cap him against villa. Waiting on the city game to decide

  11. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 12 hours ago

    Tempted to fh the below team this gw. Any suggestions? 2ft, 0 itb.

    Original team

    Ddg
    taa doherty aurier
    kdb bruno son richarlison
    vardy rashford jimmy

    martin taylor guendouzi ngakia

    FH team

    Ederson
    Taa vvd alonso aurier
    Salah kdb Bruno Mahrez martial
    Rashford

    Button nketiah Connolly Simpson

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      could be a tasty week to FH, Bouremouth & Villa could get battered!

    2. BERGKOP
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Thinking the same. I like it

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks both

  12. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    So, pulisic is my captain this week and that yellow flag is just making me anxious

    If he is injured ...does this look ok for a -8

    Son+pulisic+DCL to kane+Mahrez+4.5m

    1. Soto Ayam
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      No, well I wouldn't

  13. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    is saka nailed?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 11 hours ago

      I read it "is sala naked?" i think i need to sleep

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        😀

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Not nailed to start every match, but will get much game time in average it seems

  14. Soto Ayam
    10 days, 11 hours ago

    Which pair do you think scores more in gw 33

    A) Salah (VILLA), maupay (nor). or
    B) Kane (EVE), pulisic (WAT)

    Cheers

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    3. Soto Ayam
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      Thanks

  15. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Salah/DCL to Mahrez/Jesus worth -4?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Or Dcl/Jimenez to Jesus/Ayew for -4?

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Don't think it's worth it, at least not this week

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      This is playing with fire

  16. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    What’s the better UTD combo

    A) Bruno & Martial
    B) Bruno & Rashy
    C) Rashy & Martial

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      A by the looks of it.
      I'm on B right now

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

        I’d agree. Just looking for ways to fit Pulisic and Mahrez in. Can only do it by getting rid of Bruno and putting Rash in but it seems a bit sideways

  17. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Any obvious moves here?

    DDG
    TAA, Doherty, Ritchie
    Salah, Son, Martial, Fernandes
    Jimenez, DCL, Nketiah

    Martin, Saiss, Guendouzi, Simpson
    Bank 0.1m, 2FT, TC, FH left

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      That is an imbalanced team IMO.
      Need a downgrade somewhere. At least to upgrade one of Simpson or 4.2m midfielder

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Maybe Ritchie can go.
        Fixtures are turning as well now

    2. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Richie >> Holgate
      DCL >> Ings maybe

  18. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Ings looks to good to ignore. Probably going to find the money to turn DCL into him with my 2 FT's.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I'll do this too
      But after 3 GW's

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        why not asap?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          Don't like his next 3 fixtures
          Like DCL's fixtures though

    2. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Is JWP really ahead of Ings for pens as according to set piece tab?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Aye

      2. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Yep but now that ings is chasing the golden boot I wouldn't be surprised if jwp gives them up

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 6 hours ago

        no, Ings is on them at least now fighting for GB.

    3. Dupuytrens
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Due to his fixtures I am looking at getting him in GW36 but not before.

  19. Chelsea91
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Pope
    Taa,Soy,Saiss,Aurier
    Mane,Kdb,Bruno(tc),Son
    Dcl,Ings

    McCarthy Jota,Fleck,egan

    Good to go for this week with TC?

    1. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      i think brubo will be rested after brighton

  20. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    hii
    i have tc to use, wi ch gw and what playr do you use fr this?
    thank you

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      In English please?

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        "I have TC to use, which GW and what player should I use it on?"

        1. amit1964
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          thank you !!!

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

            Make a list of remaining fixtures for Salah/Mane/KDB/Anyone else you like.
            If he gets rested the game before a plum fixture like Newcastle/Villa/Bournemouth home go for it.

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        No need to be rude, it wasn't that hard to understand what he meant.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      I have it on Salah vs AVL if that’s any help

      May have to deactivate if he gets 90 vs City though

  21. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    Auba and Bruno to
    Rashford and KDB for a hit can’t be a bad idea?

    1. Soto Ayam
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      I wouldn't, especially for a bit. Auba to rash?

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

        Already got Martial Bruno and Greenwood so that’s not an option I have basically set myself up for a hit next week due to my 1 week C punt on Auba during the current week.

        1. Soto Ayam
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Seems harsh to write off Bruno, however, he did play 120 min in the fa cup. Kdb's minutes I guess will be managed also. Any other options?

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      But of a gamble now on kdb playing. Not sure you can use the past as a guide given nothing to play for

    3. waldo666
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      It can be, just do Auba to Rashy, imo.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 6 hours ago

      i would be wary of KDB for 33. 90, 70, probably 90 in just 7 days then only 2 whole dager rest, smells like bench to me. If they got something to play for, maybe but they don´t. Mahrez, saves you a bit and prob second in pen order, he took the one when KDB was not on the field. Having both could be the best solution though

  22. Sloane426
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    (A) De Bruyne + Pulisic
    (B) Mahrez + Son

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

      KDB and Mahrez sounds good to me.

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

        If you can afford it.
        If not B

    2. Soto Ayam
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      B, because son seems the most undropable of all the options

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        Not dropable as in real life or in FPL?

        1. Soto Ayam
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          I've never tried, but in real life I imagine he'd pretty easy to drop.

    3. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 9 hours ago

      A.

  23. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    What’s the better UTD combo?

    A) Bruno & Martial
    B) Bruno & Rashy
    C) Rashy & Martial

    1. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I’m on B atm. Not sure about Martial. He’s very inconsistent...

    2. Jason M
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Close one but I'd go B.

      I have Bruno and AWB, contemplating Rash for a triple up but would have to sell one of Mane, Salah or KDB to create the funds which I'm reluctant to do, Thursday might give away some clues regards future minutes.

  24. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Sarr was a bad punt on the WC! IdeaS on what to do with 2FTs and 0.2m

    Ddg
    Taa Doherty Aurier
    Salah Kdb Sarr Bruno
    Dcl Rashford Jimmy

    A: Salah + Sarr >> Sterling + Pulisic
    B: Salah + Sarr >> Son + Mahrez + 1m
    C: Sarr >> Mount
    D: Kiko + Sarr + Bruno >> 4m fodder + Martial + Pulisic

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Of those choices, C.

      At least until we have more details on Salah’s and Bruno’s minutes against City & Brighton as well as Pulisic’s injury.

      Can you afford to wait until the end of the GW?

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes that was always the plan but I like to have a good idea what to do before that

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Good that you’re thinking ahead. If crowds were allowed to games I would have been quite sure Pool would field a strong team against Villa being their first home game after winning the title.

          I still think they will, Klopp seems like the type of guy that won’t want to give an unnecessary advantage to Villa’s rivals in the relegation fight, but it’s 60-40 rather than 90-10.

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            10 days, 8 hours ago

            60-40, 90-10 from my perspective I should say.

            Good luck in whatever you choose to do anyway.

  25. dshv
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Doherty to azpilicueta ?

    Still have Patricio on back ?

    1. Jullepuu
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Nahh

    2. Jason M
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      I would make the switch if you have Pat as cover.

      Wolves clean sheets can't last forever surely and Chelsea I think with their favourable fixtures will keep clean sheets. When that happens, Azpi is normally in the bonus and also has attacking tbreat!

  26. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    What the better combo?

    A) Doherty Robinson
    B) Saiss AWB

    1. Hitmonlee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      B

      Thought on my post please?

  27. tricky80
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    In light of the analysis, the Ox is suddenly in contention for a pick!

    1. zøphar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      You would certainly expect Ox, origi and even the now fit shaqiri to get game time

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Is shaq fit?

      2. Jason M
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Ive got Origi on my radar to replace Jota but already have 3 pool players so would mean getting rid of one of Trent, Maybe or Salah

        1. Jason M
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          Mane*

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Could be a great differential.

  28. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Yes or no?
    Sarr,Rashford >> Martial,Ings

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      Kinda sideways if you ask me. Is this for a hit?

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        No, over 2 weeks.

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      No from me, I know Ings is on fire but they have City, Everton, Utd next.

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 8 hours ago

        Ok, thanks.
        Might just go Sarr > Pulisic instead.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 8 hours ago

          puli went off injured

          1. The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 7 hours ago

            Did he?
            I missed that game yesterday. Thanks.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 7 hours ago

              ja, check tweets

  29. dshv
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    Have 2ft really want to do something tell me what

    Patricio
    Awb doherty aurier lascelles holgate
    Son bruno mane kdb hayden
    Rashford dcl jimenez

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 8 hours ago

      No need. Nice team.
      Unless you want Ings.

  30. JBG
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 8 hours ago

    For a hit..

    A) Guendozi + Auba to Son + Nketiah/Ayew

    Or

    B) Pulisic + Auba to Salah + Nketiah/Ayew

    Which one?