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How has behind-closed-doors football had an impact on the Premier League?

There was plenty of discussion ahead of the Premier League’s mid-June resumption about what effect the congested fixture schedule, playing behind closed doors and the increase in permitted substitutions would have on the game.

Would more goals be scored? Would home advantage evaporate? And would rotation be off the charts?

It’s still early days in terms of the numbers, with two-and-a-bit Gameweeks far too small a sample pool from which to draw any proper conclusions.

But with this week representing our only real breather until after Gameweek 37+, we thought it was worth using the time to see if there are any early trends we can at least keep an eye on ahead of some more meaningful analysis later in the summer.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 32+

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192 Comments Post a Comment
  1. kime67
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone else felt extremely bored this wknd?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Considering some of the weekends I've had during the last few months it was not the worst by far.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Valid

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on this -8?

    Auba, Mount, Barnes & Sterling to Kane, Pulisic, Martial & Mahrez

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      if you are chasing ML then 100% yes.......if leading or under 30pts away...NO

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Chasing in ML!

    2. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thats a -12 for you no?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Damn yes! That's a -12! My bad!

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Eeesh, thats quite steep. if u are gonna do this I'd maybe hold off on Mount > Pulisic this week and then do it for free next week. I think Sterling is a good option tho. I'd probably just do Auba, Barnes > someone

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Auba, Barnes to Martial Rashford?

            1. Tempestic
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I like it, i'm gonna be selling Auba this week also just need to figure out to who

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thoughts on the transfers?

    3. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pulisic is injured i think

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What if he's fit for the Watford game?

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's a -12**

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If chasing yes, watch for Pulisic updates.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        For a -12?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Arrr, that is a bit too much.

        2. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wouldn’t do a -12 mate.

          Not sure if the Kane pick either.

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Honestly I dont see where the upgrade is. Deffo not worth -12

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Just do Sterling + Barnes out for Mahrez and Martial

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Keep Auba?

        2. james 101
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Or auba Barnes to rush martial as per earlier chat

  3. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Repost from old article. The more I try to draft my WC team the more I am tempted to go big at the back and up top:

    Lloris Gazzaniga
    TAA VVD AWB Doherty Alonso
    Martial Mahrez (Mount Foden Doucoure)
    Rashford Jesus Kane

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This ain't it

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      May work real well, may backfire big time.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There are plenty of great options in midfield.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Really over the top bench unless you have BB still..

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      But midfield is where all the best options are...

      Salah and KDB the first names in my team, bar none.

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        TAA. but still valid.

    6. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Funny as I personally prefer big back 3, midfield 5, and front 2

  4. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ideas on how to best use of 2fts here with 0.2m itb. Sarr is the main issue but tricky price point and would need to downgrade someone to do Sarr > one of Pulisic/Mahrez/Son

    DDG
    Taa Doherty Aurier
    Salah Kdb Sarr Bruno
    Dcl Rashford Jimmy

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Doherty -> Saiss/Boly?

    2. luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      could do DCL > Nketiah + Sarr > Mahrez if you have a decent bench

      1. unitednations
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        fair shout but would mean playing one of nketiah/holgate/kiko every gw and that's before any mahrez benchings

  5. RubeRx
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Analyzing 290 vs 24 games of data might be a bit misleading due to the small sample size

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      i mean they did point that out a fair few times

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Then why even do it?..

        If something is statistically insignificant its very likely just misleading

        1. el polako
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          For the virgin.

        2. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          The small sample size is of course a valid point but I don't think it's really misleading if I've repeatedly acknowledged it myself and stressed the limitations of it. Folk have been and continue to be interested in the effects of what these new conditions are having and, as I've said above, it's merely looking at any early trends and seeing if they continue over the weeks ahead.

  6. luk46
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Mane KDB Fernandes Bergwijn
    Jimenez Rashford DCL
    Martin Guendouzi Simpson Ngakia

    No idea what to really do with 2 fts here...
    Ngakia + DCL > Aurier + Nketiah to do Bergwijn > Mahrez after, maybe?

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mahrez the best mid under 8.5m?

    Excluding the United mids.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pulisic is doing great karan

  8. DeadStar
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    In relation to the article it feels like there’s a lot less football being played too. There’s now two drinks breaks and more time being spent making substitutions. Officials are still only adding a few minutes of stoppage time so I feel like we’re losing up to 10 minutes of game time from previous.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Its absolutely ridiculous the water breaks. Ad money speaking... the "summer" argument is just a poorly crafted excuse

      1. DeadStar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I agree. As mentioned I wouldn’t mind them as much if the bloody time was added on!

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah, very good point. Would like to see the actual ball-in-play minutes.

      1. DeadStar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers Neale. Great article as always

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Much appreciated, thank you!

  9. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So penalty saved plus clean sheet for Pope tonight?

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would rather prefer an Ayew hattie!!! 🙂

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hope so. I also want a 0-0 scoreline with 2 baps for Ward.

  10. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone else tempted to use the FH next week?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Still planning to play gw37 for FA Cup semis mayhem or gw38

  11. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Great article.

    Food for thought there.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks Ogie!

  12. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is Richarlison --> Mahrez the obvious transfer here? Or should I save FT?

    Patricio Martin
    TAA Doherty Maguire Lascelles Kiko
    KDB Son Bruno Martial Richarlison
    DCL Jiminez Nketiah

    1FT / 0.7ITB

  13. mattyb09
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you bench boost this next week?

    Hendo - @ Burnley
    Martinez - @ Wolves
    Alonso - v Watford
    TAA - v Villa
    Lascelles - v West Ham
    Gomez - v Villa
    Maguire - v Bournemouth
    KDB - @ Southampton
    Salah - v Villa
    Bruno - v Bournemouth
    Hayden - v West Ham
    Foden - @ Southampton
    Auba - @ Wolves
    Ings - v MCI
    Jimi - v Arsenal

    1. Reg83
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

    2. FPL Kakarot
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Different way to present it

  14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    CRY: Guaita, Dann, Ward, van Aanholt, Cahill, Townsend, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew
    Subs: Hennessey, Tavares, Sakho, Mitchell, Woods, Riedewald, McCarthy, Meyer, Pierrick

    BUR: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Taylor, Mee, McNeil, Brownhill, Pieters, Cork, Westwood, Vydra
    Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Jensen, Thomas, Long, Dunne, Goodridge, Thompson

    1. Luka does it again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Guaita and Luka back in 😀

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheers Sim

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pieters LW 😯

    4. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pope,yay!

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        yeah cant wait for that 2 pointer

        1. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          My sarcasm was truly hidden

    5. Reg83
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Need Taylor to get an assist and clean sheet

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'd wager he has a more defensive role tonight, given the team selection.

    6. El Presidente
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Burnley is fielding 9 defensive players. This is not football, what a waste of PL spot that is ...

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well there is a good reason to why they are doing that

        1. Lucy2019
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Correct, because they should be in the Championship at best.

          1. Jullepuu
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            That ain't it chief

          2. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Now that's more decent assessment.. you have some footballing nous afterall

  15. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Aguero to Jesus yay or nay?

    1. Birds of Prey
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      duh but after liverpool maybe.

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nah

  16. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dyche set up for a 0-0 draw!!

    1. El Presidente
      1 month, 12 days ago

      More like 0-(-1)

    2. Birds of Prey
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      i'm down.

  17. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A or B better use of the 1 FT this week? Will prob do the other the week after

    Martinez
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Son - Fernandes
    Rashford - Jimenez

    Button - Nkeitah - Guendouizi - Simpson

    A) Martinez > De Gea
    B) Guenduozi > Foden (start Foden and bench Saiss then)

    1. Birds of Prey
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      def a keep riding those wolves cs's 7/8 and at home. Foden is away and i wouldn't trust his minutes. IMO GL

  18. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Reckon Auba to Jesus is a good long term move?

    Jesus has a brace in him somewhere with KDB playing behind him I would say

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I agree mate and I’m seriously tempted to make that move myself, I have KDB and Mahrez already

      1. FPL Kakarot
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah in a way his 'poor' performance recently only makes him a better differential. Arguably a captain pick most weeks from now on I would even say

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah could be right, and he’s a nice price too, just always the nagging doubt of will he start or won’t he start that’s all

          1. FPL Kakarot
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah but with Kun out I feel the percentage chance has massively increased

    2. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What about Vardy for .2 more? I want to get rid of Auba too.

      1. FPL Kakarot
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah Vardy is my back up, currently favouring Jesus a tad more

      2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If he scores against Everton he’s who I shall go for,good games for him after too

        1. FPL Kakarot
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah Vardy is a nice little differential I won't lie

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah when he gets his first goal is wen to get him imo, he usually goes on a run then!!

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I’m close to auba > origi, cantwell > mahrez

      Punt for villa + better city addition

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ooooh Origi, I like that one mate! Only 5.1 As well!! Would me I can do El Ghazi to Sterling too

        1. Birds of Prey
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Origi call-- nice!

      2. Birds of Prey
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I would base it on whether you are trailing Auba owners.

    4. Birds of Prey
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would base it on whether you are trailing Auba owners.

  19. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Miraculous recovery Zaha

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Celebrating his recovery with a goal 😮

  20. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Auba / Sarr -> Abraham (or up to 8.8) / Mahrez ?

    1. Birds of Prey
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      MU mid

      1. Mané money
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Already on 3 MUN: DDG, Bruno and Rashford

  21. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    It’s a shame I’ve not got my TC left, Duda looks primed vs Arsenal 😉

  22. Vazza
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone with Burnley defence this evening ?

    I’m a little worried that zaha is playing, which reduces the chances of a clean sheet.

    Lowton is not playing also and has been replaced by Bardsley.. Eek

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dyche seems to have locked down his left flank to stop Palace's strong left side with PvA and Zaha. Whenever you see a manager trying to nullify opposition threats you usually see a cagey game. We'll see though 🙂

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well that was stupid.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Oh dear, mate

      2. Ask Yourself
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Joel Ward is a terrifying prospect bombing down Burnley’s left flank. Dyche is a top tactician, gutted as a ward owner

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      0/

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Amazon tonight then, hope the audio & visuals don’t surfer the huge delays as before??

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    the lack of ball boys also slows down game a lot. Those extra few seconds make a big difference at elite level

    That, water breaks, subs, no fans(in some cases) and then the lack of sharpness after 3 months all lead to less goals

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Still got WC & TC to play, anyone thinking TC Salah @ Villa?

    Save WC for now?

    Pope,
    Trent, Aurier, Boly
    TC Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial
    Jimmy, Rashford, Vardy

    McCarthy, Sarr, Taylor, Holgate

    .2 itb

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If i had TC id still wait

      Good chance salah gets taken off earlier than usual

      Golden boot race heating up and salah will get his 90 mins banker later on. Id wait

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers

  26. Vazza
    1 month, 12 days ago

    After the three difficult fixtures, is it worth getting in Ings. I’m still not convinced that he’s a good FPL asset..

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      See how he goes I guess. If still on form and in the race im tempted

    2. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      18 goals is worth a lot of FPL points.

    3. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who else are you considering?

    4. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Probably going to win the golden boot, so pretty decent FPL asset for 7 mill

  27. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The Grealish to utd rumours are gathering pace - reports on BBC this morning that he’s now “bought a house in the north west”

    Wondering whether he won’t clash with Rashford’s positioning though - if you load up him & Marcus in the comparison tool & look at both their touch heatmaps & average position by GW they occupy pretty much the same patch of turf

    So one of them would have to vacate a position they’ve been going from strength to strength in over the last 12-18 months

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If I were Olé I wouldn't be wanting him. He has an attitude problem, and that's not needed at OT currently. They might have enough in Bruno F to keep Poggers there, and between that front line and the Fred Macca dynamic Utd are sitting pretty.

      1. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm of the view he's way above the Fred/Macca standard and would improve United

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          That relocates Grealish backwards positionally though - taking him out of that attacking left sided midfield role in which he’s made his name...

          1. Riverside Red
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            My comment was that he's a better player than those already at United.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              But he hasn’t been playing the same position as Fred or McTominay - Do you mean he’s a better defensive midfielder than them?

              He hasn’t played there at all this season... seems strange...

    2. WALOR
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If Grealish comes in, does that imply that Jaden Sancho is not gonna happen?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Someone who plays primarily on the right (like Sancho) would make more sense imo

        Those rumours & links with Sancho seem more creative wishful thinking by Utd’s PR team than reality though

        His numbers in the Bundesliga this season have been ridiculous (17G 17A in 33 games) - looks like he’s outgrown that league, at only 20 too - surely it’s a 100m+ minimum for someone of that age, ability - and the homegrown passport factor too

      2. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No they still need a right winger.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Seems an odd addition

      Centre back, defensive midfielder okay but attacking mid - not so sure

      Mata is getting old tho & lingard doesn’t cut it

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You've answered your own question there. They need an extra attacking midfielder. Not personally sure £80 million on Grealish is the wisest solution to that problem though.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

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

      Henderson
      Dalot Bailly Tuanzebe Williams
      McTominay Fred
      James Pereira Greenwood
      Ighalo

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You’ve just relocated Rashford out of the position he’s became so lethal in for the last couple of seasons

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He'll be lethal on the right too. He has the instinct to score goals.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            And maybe that’s the plan... he *could* be lethal on the right... he also *could* be lethal up front... but both are speculative

            We know though, that he *is* lethal on the left - it’s a position he’s pretty much made his own, with his signature cutting in into his right foot being pretty unstoppable at times

            So the Grealish signing opens that strange can of worms of either having either Rashford or Grealish vacate a position they’ve been going from strength to strength in over the last 12-18 months - just seems a little odd

            Then again that seems to be how Utd roll in the transfer market the last 5-6 years

            1. Riverside Red
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I think you're making too much of a positional overlap, they are very different types of players. Grealish takes the ball from much deeper positions and more of a ball player than Rashford.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Yeah Grealish isn’t really a forward, and Rashford isn’t really a midfielder but I still don’t think you can fit him & Rashford into the same team without asking them to compromise positionally on roles in which they’ve both excelled in this season

                And I don’t think it makes sense to ask one (or both) of them to make that compromise

                And pay 80m for it into the bargain - seems a bit of a strange one

                1. Riverside Red
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Match time

                  1. Vazza
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Good luck all

    5. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well they do need an extra striker once Ighalo leaves so maybe that's the point. Grealish will play on the left so Rashford can move up front when required.

    6. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ha. I asked only a couple of days ago where people saw him playing next year.

    7. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rashford can play more central if necessary and vacate the left hand side for Grealish..I think hed be a good signing for most of the top six.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        And maybe that’s the plan... he *could* be lethal on the right... he also *could* be lethal up front... but both are speculative

        We know though, that he *is* lethal on the left - it’s a position he’s pretty much made his own, with his signature cutting in into his right foot being pretty unstoppable at times

        So the Grealish signing opens that strange can of worms of either having either Rashford or Grealish vacate a position they’ve been going from strength to strength in over the last 12-18 months - just seems a little odd

        Then again that seems to be how Utd roll in the transfer market the last 5-6 years

    8. Lucy2019
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Grealish is utter shite. Surely Man U can't be that desperate, or maybe they can.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I personally don’t see a massive amount of sense in signing him - especially for that money

        Or Maddison, who they were also linked with

        But their transfers haven’t always made a lot of sense in the last few seasons

      2. Riverside Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No he isn't..let's have a decent comment

        1. Lucy2019
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I stand by my comment. He is average at best.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Very true. Gone are the days when premium money was only paid for the best in the league

            Utd now paying 80m for a player thats invovled in a relegation battle and wouldnt make the top 5 of man city midfield

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I actually think he’d do a decent job for for a team that needed an attacking left wing forward/midfielder

            But Utd don’treally need that - it’s one of the few positions they have an absolute diamond of a player in already, so for that club I don’t see him as a great fit, unless they want to start taking risks on shuffling players around the park

            That can work superbly of course (Henry springs to mind) - but is it a risk they need to take... is it really that broken that they need to fix it?

            Utd have bigger transfer fish to fry than that they souls be focusing on imo

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              *should be

  28. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is the game free on Amazon prime?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep.

  29. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Amazon Prime. Fun times!

  30. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    After all that's happened recently, are people really still interested in Jesus?

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You mean the pandemic, how could god / the holy trinity do this to us, etc?

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No it was a pun on the Manchester City striker as a prospect.

        Sorry I didn't make that more clear....

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Instead, it is only after all that's happened recently, that people are really interested in Jesus