Scout Notes

How Man United’s FA Cup win affected Fernandes and Aubameyang’s FPL appeal

Norwich 1-2 Man United

Goals: Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) | Odion Ighalo (£6.3m), Harry Maguire (£5.3m)

Assists: Emi Buendía (£6.0m) | Anthony Martial (£8.2m)

Red cards: Timm Klose (£4.3m)

Selected Minutes Played:

  • Bruno Fernandes – 120 minutes
  • Odion Ighalo – 120 minutes
  • Harry Maguire – 120 minutes
  • Luke Shaw – 120 minutes
  • Marcus Rashford – 57 minutes
  • Paul Pogba – 42 minutes
  • Anthony Martial – 24 minutes
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 0 minutes

Owners of Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) are bracing themselves for a Gameweek 32+ benching when Manchester United travel to Brighton midweek.

That’s because the Portuguese midfielder played all 120 minutes of Saturday’s bumper FA Cup quarter-final win at Norwich.

Owned by 20.9% of Fantasy managers already, interest in Fernandes has been high but his last two outings have proved cause for concern.

He was one of just three players from the 3-0 win over Sheffield United to keep his place, which, in the current circumstances is far from ideal for Fantasy purposes.

Not only was Fernandes overshadowed by Paul Pogba (£8.3m) in the Gameweek 31+ Old Trafford victory, but he arguably had his worst game to date in a Manchester United shirt at Carrow Road too.

He scuppered a good chance to score early on in the second half, tried too many tricks that failed to come off and failed to find those around him with ambitious through-ball passes.

Crucially, Fernandes played every single minute of this FA Cup encounter which seriously jeopardises the chances of him starting at Brighton on Tuesday. That would have been a problem for his Gameweek 32+ credentials even if he had produced an impressive display at Norwich.

By comparison, most of Manchester United’s key Fantasy attackers were handed initial rests before Norwich got back into the tie.

Marcus Rashford (£9.1m), Anthony Martial (£8.3m) and Pogba were all among the eight changes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made from the side that beat Norwich, although all three were called into action later on.

Rashford and Pogba were treated to 57 and 42 minutes in East Anglia respectively, which was not the worst result for those relying on the pair for Gameweek 32+.

Neither player added much to proceedings on Saturday evening, refusing to exert themselves for the cause, which is probably the perfect outcome for their backers: some minutes back in their potentially rusty post-injury legs without a full 90 or 120-minute outing or another knock.

Meanwhile, things were even better for Martial owners, as he featured only for 24 minutes of the extra-time when Solskjaer was doing everything possible to find a winner.

Not only is that game-time nice and sparing, but the Frenchman also did well to carve out a furrow for himself in a crowded attack and compacted defence, providing the assist for Harry Maguire‘s (£5.3m) late winner.

Like Rashford and Pogba, Martial is almost certain to start at Brighton now, especially considering Odion Ighalo (£6.3m) lead the Manchester United attack for 120 minutes against Norwich.

However, his backers may want to just keep an eye on the Nigerian for the remainder of the campaign. He has started his Red Devils career admirably, often scoring whenever called upon, as he did at Norwich.

Solskjaer added after the game that Ighalo’s form does make him rotatable with Martial. There are, at most, two more FA Cup games this season, as well as seven in the league – so it seems highly unlikely that the former Watford man will go without a Premier League start between now and Gameweek 38+.

“(Ighalo) is very important, that was important for me [that we extended his loan], we worked hard to do it, Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room. He’s a goalscorer, a poacher, he’s strong, we can play the ball into him, he showed for the second and Paul found him. He’s performing well but it also gives me the chance to rotate with Marcus [Rashford], Anthony [Martial] and Mason [Greenwood] so they can get a rest and we’re fresh for every game.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“It’s great to have the option to rotate. Anthony has done really well, Anthony came on and did brilliant, created chances. But Odion gives me a chance to rest Antho and is a proven goalscorer. And today he has played a part in both goals and is great to have around the dressing room.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

There were mixed implications for those invested in the Manchester United defence for Gameweek 32+.

Maguire and Luke Shaw (£5.4m) both played 120 minutes, potentially putting the latter’s chances of a start at Brighton in jeopardy, especially with Brandon Williams (£4.1m) playing just 57 minutes at Carrow Road. That said, the club captain scoring the winning goal will be of encouragement to Maguire owners, the centre-back perhaps more likely to retain his place on account of his position and role in the team.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) and David De Gea (£5.3m) managed to avoid any involvement in the FA Cup encounter though, left out of the squad and on the bench respectively.

Furthermore, Wan-Bissaka looks much less likely to be rotated than those around him, considering the poor performance of Diogo Dalot (£4.9m) on Saturday. The right-back looked incredibly rusty, producing poor passes and sub-par crosses, all while Wan-Bissaka himself has been increasing his creative output with each Premier League outing.

Perhaps the Fantasy managers likely to be most excited by Saturday’s FA Cup action are those who captained Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) for Gameweek 32+.

The defeat to Manchester United came at a high cost for Norwich, who lost Timm Klose (£4.3m) to a red card as well as Todd Cantwell (£4.6m) and Lukas Rupp (£4.4m) to injuries.

Klose was sent off for a tug on Ighalo, earning himself a one-match ban, which keeps him out of the trip to Arsenal on Wednesday.

That means Farke will arrive at the Emirates Stadium with one fit recognised centre-back in Ben Godfrey (£4.4m), who played 120 minutes in the FA Cup. Christoph Zimmermann (£4.4m) and Grant Hanley‘s (£4.1m) injuries mean that either Alex Tettey (£4.5m) will likely have to drop back from midfield, the more versatile Ibrahim Amadou (£4.5m) having left the club in January. Hardly an ideal set-up for Norwich, but potentially perfect for the Arsenal attack.

Backers of a Gunners’ clean sheet will also be encouraged to see fitness issues further up the field for Norwich, with Saturday’s goal-scorer Cantwell and Rupp now in a race to be fit in time for Gameweek 32+.

“Todd (Cantwell) was moaning during the second half about some problems with his abductor. I hope it is not too bad. He felt it a bit and after he delivered such a good performance I hope he is available for the next game.” – Daniel Farke

“Lukas (Rupp) had a fantastic performance and we have to wait over the next few days. He had some problems with his hip. He felt it about 10 minutes from half-time. I thought it was his best performance since he came here. I wanted him on the pitch because he was so crucial to how we wanted to press the play, many defensive situations he did well. I don’t think it is too bad and we got him off before he could do any major damage.” – Daniel Farke

Norwich City XI (4-1-4-1): Krul; Lewis (Idah 118′), Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey; Cantwell (Trybull 90′), McLean, Rupp (O Hernández 62′), Buendía (Duda 90′); Pukki (Drmic 71′).

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): Romero; Shaw, Maguire, Bailly (Martial 96′), Dalot (Williams 63′); Fred (Pogba 78′), McTominay (Matić 78′); Lingard (Rashford 63′), B Fernandes, Mata (Greenwood 63′); Ighalo.

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  1. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Mornin’

    1. Vazza
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Morning mate

      • Amey
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Afternoon 😉

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Dude you took a -12?! Why!?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            I was sick of watching Vardy Jota Lundstram in my team mate.
            Also having a freefall.
            So took the matters in my hands 🙂
            Fingers crossed ...

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Hope it works out bro!

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks bro 🙂

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Fernandes, Rashford, Martial, Pogba will all be benched at some point over the next three PL games.

      Fernandes looks prime for a benching given he played 120 mins yesterday. Whether that is against Brighton or Bournemouth or sometime else, we'll have to see.

      1. Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I agree.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        UTD chasing a CL spot. I am thinking Ole will start his strongest team for EPL and mix it up in the Cup. Bruno playing 120 minutes is a worry for owners though.

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Could be a big mistake by Ole. He may now drop Fernandes and bring back the "golden boy" of the moment Martial and start to regret his decision.

      3. acidicleo
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I think he will be benched for Brighton now that pogba is fit and playing okay..

        1. Vazza
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Ole said in his post match interview some of the players who played 120 mins will play again on Tuesday (against Brighton). I think he was hinting towards Maguire and Bruno.

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              More likely to be Maguire playing again.

              1. Vazza
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  I’m hopeful with Bruno too.

                  1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    I have Bruno but am less hopeful. Ole should not have played him in the cup.

                    1. Vazza
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        He should play at least 60 mins though. Can’t take any chances when you are trying to break into top four.

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Need a good bench then?

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Good bench, but good luck as well. You have no control over whether players are benched or not so you just have to adapt to it and hope you events go in your favour.

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  This.

                  5 substitutes per game presents cameo oppurtunity for players

            3. Party time
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah. I think he is referring to a Maguire, Fred & Mctominay.Fernandes will likely be benched against brighton. Pogba will start that role in my opinion

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Matic may also likely come in for mctominay in the starting xi but I am quite sure fernandes won’t start

            4. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Don’t see Olé resting Fernandes at all. He must see the difference he’s brought to the team and wouldn’t want to risk that with top 4 at stake. I say he starts and plays at least 60 mins. Let’s not forget he’s had 3 months off as well.

          • pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            RMWCT

            Ederson
            TAA - Maguire - Saiss - Lowton - Kiko
            Salah - KDB - Son - Martial - Mount
            Rashford - DCL - Connolly

            1. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Like it.

              Mount vs. Foden?

              Do lowton and kiko rotate? If not go for a non-playing 3.9 And improve mount or connolly.

              Maybe I’m being harsh on mount.

              1. pundit of punts
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Lowton and kiko rotate beautifully

                Thinking of downgrading Saiss to 3.9 and upgrading Connolly

                1. Easy Cheesy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  Just checked. That looks a great combo. I’ve got taylor but will add in kiko to my WC

              2. The Pesci challenge
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Foden for me

            2. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              No bruno love?

              1. pundit of punts
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Due a benching soon.

                Not liking the look of him lately from a FPL perspective.

                Martial looks very much the focal point.

                1. acidicleo
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  Benching is most likely to be this Tuesday...so won't affect WC.. I see your point..but there are other options in defence that can match Maguire at a cheaper price and not using a manu spot..

            3. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 26 days ago

              I’ve had boly and saiss since gw27 and I think boly is better. Saiss gets booked and boly gets baps.

              1. pundit of punts
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Can’t find the .2m

            4. Union_Jacks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Don’t like Mount. You only need 0.7m more for Pulisic

          • Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            why DCL? nothing to play for + not that good + terrible fixtures....?

            1. pundit of punts
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Fixtures look rather great after 33

              No one else half decent in that price range

            2. acidicleo
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Good price for a nailed fwd..

            3. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 26 days ago

              I would rather have a midfielder starting for me like Pulisic over DCL up top at this point.

              Means either 442 or 451.

              Only forwards looking good for value are Jimenez and Rashford.

              Forrwards at the moment not presenting much value compared to mids or defenders tbf.

              1. Ian & Zen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                why not 3-5-2 ?

            4. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              What are these terrible fixtures you speak of?

              His fixtures are outstanding from GW34 until the end of the season. Arguably the best in the league.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                could have hat a couple vs norwich

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  🙁

              2. ryacoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Spurs and Wolves look tough now

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  SOUTH/VILLA/sheff/bourn dont

            5. jtreble
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Look again.

          • Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            DDG, Martin
            TAA, Doherty, Fernandez, Kiko, Simpson
            KDB, Son, Salah. Fernandes, Saka
            Jimenez, Rashford, DCL

            Looking at switching to a three man United attack by bringing in Martial. Asso wondering about swapping Son with Mahrez and downgrading DCL.

            Have 2 FT's. What would you do with them?

            1. ryacoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              DDG to Patricio, Son to Martial

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                This

              2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Thanks. Still unsure Martial could be a trap.

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              I did Barnes & Doherty > Martial & Holgate (still got Jimenez & Boly)
              Thinking of playing 343 or 352

            3. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              live a little

              Sell kgB

          • Albert_Luque
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Had a few g and ts last night which gave me the confidence to take a -4 on the following transfers

            Sarr, Son and Greenwood to Rashford, Pulisic and Douglas Luiz

            Please give me reassurance that my gin based confidence wasn’t misplaced

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Should have drunk more tonic.

            2. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Its not bad tbf, wouldn't have gone for Douglas but doesn't rly matter. Could defo pay off just gotta hope for no injuries b4 next gw!

            3. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Rashford and Pulisic may pay off but Son could haul.

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                If he plays the same as the other day I'm not sure he will. He was clinical but rly didn't get many chances at all

            4. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              I would start drinking something else if I were you..............

          • Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Really really hoping Auba doesn't start today. Could easily be a 1 point cameo captain vs Norwich if he does..

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              I think he will definitely start. I think Aretha is prioritising the cup.

              1. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Yeh I'm well aware tbh, went with the captaincy anyways coz it was so standout, just hoping he will start Norwich as well! (plus I literally got him on WC last week for captaincy in this fixture..)

            2. KDF
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Same, I feel he will start today but hopefully not in for a full 90.

              There are enough options that Auba wouldn't be needed at all today.

              Eyes on the team news in 15 minutes

            3. Vazza
                6 months, 26 days ago

                I genuinely would feel sorry for Auba owners if he comes on against Norwich for a one pointer

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  I wouldn't it's a risk they've taken. If he scores a hat-trick then good luck to them.

                  1. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    I agree its known risk, I have capped Auba and was happy to see Jimenenz do little harm ( i have him too) but I knew capt Auba was a risk not just playing time but form.......but heres hoping he doesnt start today...........we will know very soon

                    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 26 days ago

                      I was looking at bringing and captaining him as well but most felt he would play today. Just 2 minutes to go to find out.

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        good news Auba benched ..............

                  2. KDF
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    If I didn't bring Auba in it was Jimi and would have been happy. Every option is a risk reward, Auba has massive upside . It's the beauty of the game

                2. Nomar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  I would absolutely love it.

                  But my ML leader has capped him so he’s nailed on to start now and bag a haul.

                  Everything else he’s done lately has worked for him, so I don’t see his luck changing anytime between now and the end of the season.

            4. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Is Mahrez a better option than Pusilic if you can afford or too much of a rotation risk?.

              1. ryacoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Probably a better option - imagine Puli will get rotated too in this schedule anyway

            5. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Oh damn Salah fell last night. Very nice, I'm looking to get him in

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Bizarre

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  The fall that is

            6. ryacoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Early days this gw I know, but really struggling to see what to do with 2 FTs?

              Patricio
              Lowton Maguire TAA
              Salah, Son, KDB, Martial, Bruno
              DCL, Jimi

              3.9, Saiss, Connolly, Femenia

              1. ryacoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                I'd like Doherty and Rash but already tripled up on Wolves/Utd players, so almost impossible without multiple hits. Tempted to just stick with the 3 I have now

                1. Hadebayor Mum
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  Anything ITB?

                  1. ryacoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    Just 0.1

                    1. Hadebayor Mum
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      6 months, 26 days ago

                      I think you’re right, it’s tricky to fit Rash or Doherty without too much fiddling. Would you lose Bruno for Rashford and compromise midfield? Son to Mahrez looking at Son’s positioning since Kane returned?

              2. Union_Jacks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Yes

              3. Ian & Zen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                I think you should upgrade your 3rd defender.
                Maybe look at selling Salah and see if your team will be between balanced with the extra funds
                Salah will be rested/rotated
                wait until after the games before making any moves though - up to date, more information will be king

            7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Obviously massive early still and lots can happen but what do we think my best plan is with this team?? Obviously no Pool attackers is a worry but would cost -4 to get one in this week, can do Aubameyang and El Ghazi to Mané and Connelly and switch to 3-5-2 if so....
              Henderson
              TAA Doherty Fernandez
              KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
              Rashford Aubameyang Jiménez
              Subs- Nyland, Saiss Lundstram El Ghazi
              Cheers all!!

              1. Ian & Zen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                wait on games then decide who to get in instead for Auba.
                How would you feel taking a hit to a Liverpool midfielder/attacker who is then rested/benched?
                Villa is the ideal game to rest players
                IMO not worth a hit

            8. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Only have Bruno as Man U player. 1FT. Auba to Rashford, Kane or Jesus?

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Rashford for sure imo mate!!

                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  Most exiting and I watch out of those 3 too!!

                  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    *most exiting to watch

              2. ryacoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Rash

              3. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Wait till closer to deadline

              4. Soto Ayam
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Rash

              5. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Me

            9. Hitmonlee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              What’s the thoughts on Origi playing vs Villa?

              Quite likely?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                pick a number

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  3,589

                  1. Tempestic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    Origi hattrick it is

              2. Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Who knows

              3. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                If he doesnt he should look for a new club

            10. Jet5605
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              Olle gave us a huge hint yesterday re. team selection. The interviewer asked him about the 8 changes he made to the side and he pointed out that it was only 1 change since the last FA Cup tie and he referred to them as a team as if this was his FA Cup team.

              1. ryacoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Semis now though, got to think he'll take the next round seriously

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  True, most likely facing one of the big boys at this stage

              2. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                His FA Cup team should be:

                Romero
                Dalot Bailly Tuanzebe Williams
                Fred McTominay
                James Mata Lingard
                Ighalo

                His first team should be:

                De Gea
                AWB Lindelof Maguire Shaw
                Fernandes Matic Pogba
                Greenwood Martial Rashford

                1. Vazza
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    That’s a weak team to compete in an FA Cup tie

              3. THE WERNER DELUSION
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                DDG (Martin)
                *VVD* Doherty Alonso Ritchie (Aurier)
                *Son* Mahrez Martial Pulisic (Sarr)
                Kane Jesus (Nketiah)

                OR

                DDG (Martin)
                Doherty Alonso Ritchie Aurier (*TAYLOR*)
                *SALAH/MANE* Mahrez Martial Pulisic (Sarr)
                Kane Jesus (Nketiah)

                1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  if B, no idea how I'd pick between Salah or Mane - probably who plays least on Thursday

                  1. XABI 15
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    option 2 and with Salah but as you say wait and see mins on Thursday

                    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                      • 5 Years
                      6 months, 26 days ago

                      cheers Xab, it's easy enough to switch around if I need to jerk it the other way - the rest is set

                2. The Strokes
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  A

                  1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    oooo interesting - will post again next week, cheers

              4. XABI 15
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 26 days ago

                Hi All, help would be much appreciated here, current rank of 600 so aiming high if I can!

                Pope Button
                TAA Boly Doherty Soy Rico
                Salah KDB Martial Pulisic Barnes
                Ings Jimenez DCL

                1ft 2.6itb. WC and BB left

                Shoud I do:
                1. Ings to Rashford (bench Button, Boly, DCL,Rico)
                2. Button + Rico > Dubravka + Wan Bissaka -4 and BB with Dubravka, AWB, Boly, DCL. With this option I am a bit worried about KDB, Salah, Martial minutes

                1. Mambino
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  from those 2 options I'd pick option 1 for sure but who am I to say, as you're much higher ranked than me

                  1. XABI 15
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    thanks, your opinion is just as valuable. Having BB is a bit odd right now as I cant work out when to use is, all I am expecting is a 10-15 point boost so not even sure its that good

                    1. Vazza
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        I played it this week and am mightily worried..

                  2. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    Nice team and great rank.......well done......personally I would look to move Barnes out ahead of Ings

                    1. Hadebayor Mum
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      6 months, 26 days ago

                      Barnes to Mahrez? High risk/high reward?

                      1. XABI 15
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        Barnes is one I am considering to get out and Mahrez would be a tasty option!

                        1. Hadebayor Mum
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          6 months, 26 days ago

                          He might not always start, but he’s gold when he does. Even with his minutes this season, 4th highest scoring midfielder in the game.

                2. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  Do we think McCarthy is dropped today?

                  1. Hitmonlee
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    I bloody hope not. He’s on my bench boost. Would be my luck though tbf

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 26 days ago

                      Fair, he’s my only playing keeper atm lol

                3. THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 26 days ago

                  Auba bench

                  1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    Beautiful

                  2. THE WERNER DELUSION
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 26 days ago

                    so is Nketiah for all you cheapskates

                    1. Vazza
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        Lol

                      • Mambino
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        yeah!

                      • Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        People only own Nketiah because they cant afford Auba... spawny luckboxes...

                        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 26 days ago

                          casuals gonna casual

                        2. Bury94
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          6 months, 26 days ago

                          I've got Auba and Nketiah this week 🙂

                    2. KDF
                      • 4 Years
                      6 months, 26 days ago

                      Source?

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        The massive broadcaster BBC and Sky

                      2. THE WERNER DELUSION
                        • 5 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        Arsenal's twitter account, it could be wrong of course

                        1. KDF
                          • 4 Years
                          6 months, 26 days ago

                          Haha doubt it. Thanks , I have Auba TC this week so this is great news

                          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                            • 5 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            nice! GL

                      3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                        • 4 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        Arsenal XI:

                        Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney, AMN, Xhaka, Willock, Kolasinac, Pepe, Laca, Saka (looks like 3-4-3 with Wingbacks)

                        1. Vazza
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            As a Saka owner, should I be worried?

                          • The Strokes
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Thought Tierny was injured, he will surely be the first to be substituted with Saka I hope

                      4. The Strokes
                        • 2 Years
                        6 months, 26 days ago

                        and saka?
                        Would be amazing I have Nketiah, Saka and Auba C in my team against Nor

                        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                          • 5 Years
                          6 months, 26 days ago

                          he's playing, probably left wing

                        2. Vazza
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Could be an issue with Saka starting against Norwich since he’s playing today..

                            1. The Strokes
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Yeah just hope for an early substution now

                            2. Corgzzzz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              No worries Saka to come off after 60 mins for Auba to have a run out against tired legs to warm him up for his hat trick v Brighton !!!!.........book mark these words.....

                              1. The Strokes
                                • 2 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                Would love that

                              2. Vazza
                                  6 months, 26 days ago

                                  I totally agree. That’d be gold.

                          • Vazza
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              I can see Saka coming off for Auba during the game. That’d be good for everyone.

                          • The Strokes
                            • 2 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Pope (ShU)
                            TAA ( Avl) – Alonso (Wat) – Aurier (Eve)
                            Salah ( Avl) – KDB ( Sou) – Martial (Bou) – Fern (Bou)
                            Auba (Wo) – Jimmy (Wol) – Nketiah (Wol)
                            Button – Saka (Wol) – Doherty (Wol) – Holgate (Tot)
                            1 FT, 0.0 ITb
                            Best move?
                            A. Auba to Jesus
                            B. Auba to Rash
                            C. Holgate to ?
                            D. Other

                          • Qaiss
                            • 5 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Auba benched, hehehe

                          • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Aubameyang on the bench

                          • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Yesss Auba benched

                          • KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Lundstram bench?

                            1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                              • 4 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              He’s starting

                            2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Starting

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                • 4 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                Thanks, wonder if that means bench vs Spurs

                                1. Nightcrawler
                                  • 1 Year
                                  6 months, 26 days ago

                                  100%

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                    • 4 Years
                                    6 months, 26 days ago

                                    🙁

                                2. Gobigorgohome
                                  • 9 Years
                                  6 months, 26 days ago

                                  exactly

                          • Original - Wolves Ay We
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Sheffield United going through to the semi-finals. Early congratulations. 😀

                            1. Nightcrawler
                              • 1 Year
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Dont think so

                            2. The Strokes
                              • 2 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              It depends what is Sheff Utd 11 as they might also rotate.
                              There team was a mess the last three games.

                          • SouthCoastSaint
                            • 9 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Auba and Nketiah benched... rather scary when your head to head has Auba (c) and nketiah

                          • KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 4 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            So Auba 2 points against Norwich instead of 1 then

                          • Nightcrawler
                            • 1 Year
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Nkietiah to start vs Norwich surely?

                            1. Qaiss
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Yeah and Auba. Maybe if Lacazette plays well today he will start with Auba.

                              1. Gobigorgohome
                                • 9 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                this

                              2. Nightcrawler
                                • 1 Year
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                Hope not

                            2. THE WERNER DELUSION
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              most likely yeah

                            3. Gobigorgohome
                              • 9 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              yes

                          • gers23
                            • 9 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Auba benched

                            1. Troll hunter
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Should have captained him 🙁

                              1. Nomar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                Should have kept him and capped him this GW.

                                Punishment is going to be severe, I fear!

                          • bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 3 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            Why are People surprised by auba on bench? He has played 90 three times in 8 days..

                            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              I don't think anyone is surprised really, was just hope/relief

                            2. Nightcrawler
                              • 1 Year
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Fa cup shd be arsenal priority. Could have been benched vs norwich

                              1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                                • 5 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                sadly, winning Europa league is now Arsenal's best/only chance of getting CL - league still matters

                              2. bench boost for every gamew…
                                • 3 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                This is just could and should, and not counting in factors like minutes played and how that actually transpires through your body physically and mentally. Auba is benched today because Arteta finds his best eleven to play today not on wednesday. not playing Auba from start today is not the same as not prioritizing, it is because he thinks a fresh and fit Laca is better today. When you guess when player is rested one should perhaps thinks like a manager/physician not which player is the "BEST"

                          • gers23
                            • 9 Years
                            6 months, 26 days ago

                            As an Auba owner I'm delighted he's on the bench, but surely a mistake by Arteta? Fa Cup best chance of a trophy?

                            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              I'll probably regret saying this but I like the lineup, it's not like he's put out the u18s and Auba might be tired

                              1. THE WERNER DELUSION
                                • 5 Years
                                6 months, 26 days ago

                                possibility of extra time to consider too, would rather bring him on with 30 mins to go

                                1. gers23
                                  • 9 Years
                                  6 months, 26 days ago

                                  That's very true mate

                            2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              6 months, 26 days ago

                              Under-estimating Sheff U.