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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. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Looking at Guardiola’s post match comments on hard to focus on premier league.

    I’m expecting huge rotation and a few dodgy results. Foden will get time and I have a huge amount of value tied up in KDB but not sure I like anyone else. Points will be there but also loads of blanks..

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      yep I completely expect an influx of fraudulence, especially leading up to (and following) the FAC SF (GW35, 36 and 37). too scared to remove KDB myself!

  2. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Best forward up to 8.8 except Jota/Jimenez?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      None

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Ings if you fancy MCI eve mun next trhree

        1. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          cheers.He is on form but really tough fixtures.

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Ings or DCL, Rashford is 8.9

        1. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          thanks

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Nketiah and Greenwood

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 15 hours ago

        cheers

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Obviously we wait for fixtures to play out, but what to do here please?

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
    Rashford Jimenez DCL

    Henderson Lascelles Cantwell Lundstram

    2FT, 1.4itb

    Thanks

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Nice team. Saar is the issue, I’ve got him and not sure what to do with him. Tempted to upgrade my 5th mid to Foden and bench Saar this week

    2. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      If 1.4 is enough for you to do Saiiss > Doherty then that's an option.
      I think Sarr > CHE/TOT mid is a better option though

    3. D.Glynn
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Downgrade one GK unless BB left and upgrade Sarr.
      Sarr is also my issue but don't have solution yet. Thinking of upgrading defence and going 4 at back

  4. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    What do we reckon on the Chelsea-Striker situation? Is Giroud first choice in the league now, or is it closer to 50/50? Any chance both play together sometimes or does Lampard only do 4-3-3?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Giroud first choice atm, but it's so close. I will steer clear or how should it be said.

      1. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        cheers mr. sniffer

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      They don't play together.

    3. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Id stay away - Tammy is intriguing if he can nail down a spot

  5. Squib
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    What would you do with this?

    Henderson Nyland
    TAA Saiss Lascelles Lundstrum Cathcart
    Salah KDB Fernandes Grealish Saka
    Auba DCL Jiminez

    2 FT
    0.2 ITB
    Only Free Hit left

    Auba to Rashford?
    Grealish out?
    DCL?
    Any advice? Thanks.

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Auba to Rash and upgrade Grealish sounds like a good plan

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Go big on Man U and get rashford and martial for Aubameyang and grealish. Or just get rashford and upgrade the defence?

    3. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Auba + Grealish --> Rashford + Martial

      Lund out if you're short for it. Well worth a hit imo

  6. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Bar injuries,best move here is to get pool attack right?
    1ft 2.7itb.
    --Nyland
    --TAA--Alonso--Doherty
    --Martial--KDB--Mount--Barnes
    --Jota--Rash--Auba.

    --Leno--Saka--Egan--Lund.

    a) Auba+Barnes to DCL+Salah for a hit.
    b) Any ideas?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      A looks the obvious move if you want salah

    2. sunnyh
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Fernandes for the triple up?

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      A

      With Origi

  7. tricky80
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Is Sarr another asset like Maupay? Impressive on paper but not enough end product.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      He promised so much! But 2 shots in 3 gws is pathetic. Might bench next gw and give him Norwich but I already feel like I’ll regret that!

  8. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Vardy to ings ? Do it now or no

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Wait.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Any reason to do it now not at the end of the GW?

  9. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Can’t believe I sold Ings and kept Jota. Another one of those stupid decisions I’ve made this season.

      1. Vazza
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          I think you were meant to write Arsenal in reference to Jota’s brace coming up next week. He’s in my team and I’m really looking forward to it.. 🙂

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      -8 yay or ney

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        What would the transfers be mate?? I did one for this Gameweek we are in now... Aguero, Grealish, Stevens to Rashford, Martial and Doherty!!

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          They are great moves tbh!

          I have a couple in mind but not sure if it’s too much (4 transfers btw)

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            Go for it if your feel they are going to benefit your team and won’t hurt you this week, my thought process with mine and my team for this week meant my transfers were close to a no brainier, and with Doherty already returning and clean sheet and Another Grealish blank and with Rashford and especially Martial getting some form of a rest last night I’m in good shape I think!!

    2. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      When do table updates finalise its moved people up and down in my league but still says updating scores?
      Cheers

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        In a few hours.

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 17 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 (and play BB)
      2. Cantwell >> Foden (bench Sarr)
      3. Something else

      Thanks

      1. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        1 sounds decent

      2. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        1 is great

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        1 if Pulisic fit to play

      4. Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Would keep an eye on Pulisic, could be injured.

        1. Vazza
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            He’s always going to be an issue when it comes to injuries.. If it is not this week, it will be next. It’s a shame really given how much talent he has..

      5. dshv
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Patricio
        Awb aurier doherty lascelles holgate
        Mane kdb son bruno hayden
        Razhford jimenez dcl

        2ft 0 itb .. waiting for you

        1. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          not much to fix there

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          agree not much to do there, wait for any injuries end of GW

        3. dshv
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Thanks guys

        4. Dr. Agabuse
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          i think VVD will play all games 90mins like terry did for chelsea
          in that case he should be worth the swap from dcl.
          also i like nketiah so...

          dcl lascelles/holgate to VVD nket/greenwood

      6. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Thoughts on my squad:

        Pope (McCarthy
        TAA Maguire Doherty (Fernandez Stephens)
        Salah Son Fernandes Richarlison* (Mount)
        DCL* Jimenez Rashford

        2 FT 0.3 ITB

        Priority KDB in? Can do it fairly easily:

        Richarlison + DCL > KDB + Connolly

        Obvious move usually the right one?

        1. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Nketiah instead of Connolly imo

          But KDB is more of a keep if you have, leave if you dont kind of player for me

          1. AYLD28
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            I went KDB > Son last GW, actually 1 points up so far on that move funnily as I captained Son and would have captained Bruno if I hadn’t brought son in.

            So I’m in a tough situation with KDB. He’s a rank killer is my issue

            1. sunnyh
              • 6 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Rank booster if you pick the right replacement though

              Just pick who you think is going to score the most points, not who is owned by the most people. I genuinely think someone like Martial is going to score more than KDB in the next 6 GWs

      7. sunnyh
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Is Auba + Doucoure --> Ings + Martial as no brainer as it looks to me?

        Not too fussed about Ings' fixtures and would keep for the rest of the season most likely. Other option is to Mahrez but fancy a United attack double up.

        Could also get in Rash + Pulisic but not sure on Pulisic's availability

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          In a few days, probably.

          1. sunnyh
            • 6 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            That's the thought - just have to eat another price rise lost as Ings looking to rise....

      8. Green Arrow
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Ootl, will the FA Cup semifinals affect the GW37 fixtures? (Games preponed or postponed/BGW/DGW)

        1. The Senate
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Games will stay in GW37 but be Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

          1. Green Arrow
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            Thanks!

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          no, similar to this GW.

          1. Green Arrow
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            Thank you!

      9. Siggy in the Middle
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        How did Mahrez play today?

        1. Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          I think he looked pretty good

        2. ...al
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 16 hours ago

          Decent yes

      10. Sultan-Gemy2121
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Is there any chance we might have a double gameweek before the end of the season??

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Very slim, Covid-19 would likely be the reason.

      11. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Pulisic seems to struggle maintaining fitness, Willian an option?

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          He likely to miss the next game?

          1. ...al
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Who knows but Pedro is there as backup

      12. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Evening,

        Looking at the fa cup semi final dates and rotation. I think this may have worked slightly in favour for Liverpool,
        They play arsenal midweek before the semi and their game vs Chelsea will be put back to midweek due to chelsea semi final. In essence I think it could arguably mean less rotation for Liverpool in the 2 harder games as they have more rest and the other teams will have their focus on other things.

        Food for thought when it comes to picking liverpool players?

        1. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          I dont think it would mean less rotation for Liverpool, just potentially an easier time for them against teams who have had less recovery time or focusing on the next game

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            Potentially have 6-7days between arsenal and Chelsea game

        2. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          The Pool rotation, if it happens, will be to give squad players some gametime, not a rest or fitness reason. If they're gonna chase the points record they need their strongest players getting the most gametime.

          1. Tinkermania
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              And don't underestimate the points record. They are going for it!

            • n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              I agree and hence believe the new adjustment to arguably their 2 harder games after city will work in their favour. Also means they won't get the trophy till midweek now!

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            If only there was an article on it

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              I'm sure there will be an article at some point. There is just alot of talk about rotation after klopp made them comments but what was everyone expecting him to say? 'Yes we are going for 100 points'? He would never admit it and he also knows there is a good chance. I see strong teams with more subs being involved at the later stages getting on nico harvey and Curtis so they pass the 5 game mark and get their medal

          3. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Very good observation

        3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Early days of course but would love to hear ideas of what people think would be the best ideas for my team, on 1FT, and obviously no Pool attackers the glaring worry, Salah going down last night means I can do Aubameyang and El Ghazi to Salah(or Mané) and Connelly, would be for a hit!! Team is.....
          Henderson
          TAA Doherty Fernandez
          KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
          Aubameyang Rashford Jiménez
          Subs- Nyland, Saïss, Lundstram, El Ghazi
          Many thanks!!

          1. Vazza
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Might be worth making that move for a hit.

              May I ask what your TV and approximate OR is. Your team is awesome

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Yeah I’m thinking that could be the smartest move to make, team value is 108.2 mate it’s actually gone down quite a bit the past week with players I had from BB for the double game week, OR is 5868 atm, thankyou mate!!

                1. Vazza
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Impressive stuff! All the best for the rest of the season mate!!

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Cheers mate!! You too buddy!!

              2. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Would downgrade Lundstram if you can, think he got hurt last night. Assume no wildcard?
                Easy to lose Auba after Norwich
                Putting in a lot of faith for united at Brighton
                Might as well roll and make 2FT next week

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Yeah no wildcard left mate, I’ve captained Aubameyang for Norwich so hopefully a handsome return, he’s the one to go, triple United is due to their immense fixtures for the rest of the season, Bournemouth at home after Brighton too, Martial is my bus team captain, would like Digne in for Lundstram after this week, so need to downgrade Aubameyang, but to who?? Or I do like I’ve put above the move to get Salah or Mané and switch to a 3-5-2

                  1. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    Hard to trust Everton defence and 3-5-2 with Salah gives you another captain option

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Yeah true, the do have nice fixtures tho, and yeah that right and I’ve got my TC left still too so gives me another option for that as well

            • SuperMane Returns
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 17 hours ago

              Hey folks how is this team looking for GW33?

              Patricio
              TAA/Doherty/Aurier
              Martial/Fernandes/Son/Mane(c)
              Jimenez/Rashford/Nketiah

              (Subs:Martin/Lascelles/Foden/Kiko)

              Thanks in advance 🙂

              1. Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                No KDB?

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

              Haven’t been able to get on Ings good side lately. Saints continue decent away form and shocking home results
              I see the Ings bandwagon is rising again

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Listened to a bit of this game on the radio. They were saying that Watford were shocking. Tough fixtures now for Villa but they're still in with a chance of survival as Bournemouth, West Ham and Watford are showing little stomach for the fight.

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Common theme with all those teams is leaky defence and no attack

                  1. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    The Villa defence has improved a lot, conceded 4 in 4 games. Unfortunately their already limited attack has gotten worse and Grealish nowhere close to his previous output. Hopefully they can survive.

              2. n14mul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Southampton fixtures really take a turn so in that sense I have some peace. Watford where shocking first half and where much better 2nd. Foster messed up for his 2nd

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Makes having a Chelsea player vs Watford more enticing

                  1. n14mul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    10 days, 16 hours ago

                    hopefully mount plays!! Not holding my breath tho

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      10 days, 16 hours ago

                      Brought in Pulisic on wildcard but if there’s a risk, I’ll go Willian who has good home record

            • ...al
              • 11 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Pulisic really has that silky smooth Hazard-y dribble deliciousness

            • dshv
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Doherty to Azpilicueta ?

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                No.

            • Flynny
              • 5 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Hi...Got 4.2mitb and 2fts.....want to shake things up next week...are either of these worth a throw of the dice? ....entails starting one of either foden or nketiah each week...

              A.....Fleck dcl and fernandes to kane foden and pulisic - 4

              B....Fleck dcl and Henderson to kane foden and Martinez - 4

              McCarthy (hendo )
              Taa Maguire boly (soy Stephens )
              Salah Kdb Fernandes martial (fleck)
              Jiminez dcl nketiah

              Thanks

            • Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              I'm in the top 100k yayyy
              Very likely for 1 day only.. As I have 0 man city 0 arsenal and benched both Liverpool players..

            • Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Did Pusilic injury look good or bad?

              1. ...al
                • 11 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                He was subbed off and iced his calf on the sideline. Prob just a small knock but Pedro can easily slot in. Generally players just back from injury won’t be risked if it’s a doubt

                Who knows though

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  fair enough

              2. Willmissudimitrypayet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                I think he will play a part next game, but not too stressed out about it as got Trent and Saiss to cover from the bench

                1. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  Same but I'm worried about a 1 point cameo.

            • Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              Richarlison to who under 10.0 for next GW?

              My team with 1,7 ITB.

              Martinez 3,9
              TAA Alonso Ritchie (Doherty Saiss)
              Richarlison Fernandes Martial Pulisic (Guendouzi)
              Kane Rashford Jimenez

              I can afford stuff like Mahrez and Jesus for Richarlison and Jimenez, but unsure about Citys motivation going forward.
              Also stuff like Richarlison and Bruno to Foden and Salah is an option if he looks like going for the boot, but obviously buying myself rotation risks then.. Don't which solid picks is available? Son, but doesn't look that good yet to be honest. Please help, chasing 40 points behind ML leader 🙂

            • Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              I can see there may be a dilemma for the 4 semi-finalists on whether they should play their best players in the FA Cup Semi-Finals between GW37+ and GW38+. What do you think?

              1. n14mul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Completely agree, its poor timing especially for Chelsea and United as they arguably will be still fighting for 4th place.

                As per my post above it may help others like Liverpool.

                1. Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  10 days, 16 hours ago

                  I'm rather hoping it helps us. 😀

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Best chance to win a trophy. Really depends on what the table looks like.

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

                  This

              3. noquarternt
                • 4 Years
                10 days, 16 hours ago

                Definitely spices it up. Getting CL will always be a priority of course.