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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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  1. kime67
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone else felt extremely bored this wknd?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 17 hours 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
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Valid

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts on this -8?

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

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

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

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Chasing in ML!

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Thats a -12 for you no?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

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

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 18 hours 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
            7 days, 18 hours ago

            Auba, Barnes to Martial Rashford?

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 18 hours 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
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Thoughts on the transfers?

    3. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Pulisic is injured i think

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        What if he's fit for the Watford game?

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      It's a -12**

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      If chasing yes, watch for Pulisic updates.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        For a -12?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          Arrr, that is a bit too much.

        2. james 101
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Wouldn’t do a -12 mate.

          Not sure if the Kane pick either.

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Just do Sterling + Barnes out for Mahrez and Martial

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          Keep Auba?

        2. james 101
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 16 hours ago

          Or auba Barnes to rush martial as per earlier chat

  3. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 18 hours 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
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      This ain't it

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      May work real well, may backfire big time.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      There are plenty of great options in midfield.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

    5. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 17 hours 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
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        TAA. but still valid.

    6. james 101
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 16 hours ago

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

  4. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 18 hours 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
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      Doherty -> Saiss/Boly?

    2. luk46
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

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

  5. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 18 hours ago

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

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      i mean they did point that out a fair few times

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Then why even do it?..

        If something is statistically insignificant its very likely just misleading

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          For the virgin.

        2. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 16 hours 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
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 17 hours 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 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 17 hours ago

    Mahrez the best mid under 8.5m?

    Excluding the United mids.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      Pulisic is doing great karan

  8. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 17 hours 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
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 17 hours 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
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

      1. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 16 hours ago

        Cheers Neale. Great article as always

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 13 hours ago

          Much appreciated, thank you!

  9. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 17 hours ago

    So penalty saved plus clean sheet for Pope tonight?

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      Would rather prefer an Ayew hattie!!! 🙂

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

  10. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 17 hours ago

    Anyone else tempted to use the FH next week?

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

  11. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 17 hours ago

    Great article.

    Food for thought there.

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 17 hours ago

      Thanks Ogie!

  12. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 17 hours 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 17 hours 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
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        No

      • FPL Kakarot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Different way to present it

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 17 hours 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
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Guaita and Luka back in 😀

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers Sim

      3. Giggs Boson ☯
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Pieters LW 😯

      4. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 17 hours ago

        Pope,yay!

        1. drughi
          • 10 Years
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          yeah cant wait for that 2 pointer

          1. Evasivo
            • 9 Years
            7 days, 17 hours ago

            My sarcasm was truly hidden

      5. Reg83
          7 days, 17 hours ago

          Need Taylor to get an assist and clean sheet

          1. Giggs Boson ☯
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            7 days, 17 hours ago

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

        • El Presidente
            7 days, 17 hours ago

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

            1. Jullepuu
                7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                1. Lucy2019
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                    1. Jullepuu
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        That ain't it chief

                      • Riverside Red
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

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

              • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                7 days, 17 hours ago

                Aguero to Jesus yay or nay?

                1. Birds of Prey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  duh but after liverpool maybe.

                2. james 101
                  • 8 Years
                  7 days, 16 hours ago

                  Nah

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

                Dyche set up for a 0-0 draw!!

                1. El Presidente
                    7 days, 17 hours ago

                    More like 0-(-1)

                  • Birds of Prey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                    i'm down.

                2. simong1
                  • 1 Year
                  7 days, 17 hours 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours 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

                3. FPL Kakarot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours 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
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                    1. FPL Kakarot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 17 hours 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
                        • 2 Years
                        7 days, 17 hours 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
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                  2. Mané money
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                    1. FPL Kakarot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      7 days, 17 hours ago

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

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

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

                      1. FPL Kakarot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          7 days, 17 hours 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
                    7 days, 17 hours 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
                      • 2 Years
                      7 days, 17 hours 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
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Origi call-- nice!

                    2. Birds of Prey
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                  4. Birds of Prey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                4. rokonto
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours ago

                  Miraculous recovery Zaha

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 3 Years
                    7 days, 17 hours ago

                    Celebrating his recovery with a goal 😮

                5. Mané money
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                  1. Birds of Prey
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                    MU mid

                    1. Mané money
                      • 3 Years
                      7 days, 13 hours ago

                      Already on 3 MUN: DDG, Bruno and Rashford

                6. FPL Pillars
                  • 3 Years
                  7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                7. Vazza
                    7 days, 17 hours 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
                      7 days, 17 hours 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
                        7 days, 17 hours ago

                        Well that was stupid.

                        1. Ask Yourself
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          7 days, 17 hours ago

                          Oh dear, mate

                      2. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 17 hours 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
                      7 days, 17 hours ago

                      0/

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 17 hours ago

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

                  • Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    7 days, 17 hours 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

                  • g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 17 hours 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
                      7 days, 17 hours 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
                        7 days, 17 hours ago

                        Cheers

                  • Vazza
                      7 days, 16 hours 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. GARY AND JAMIE
                        • 6 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours 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
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        18 goals is worth a lot of FPL points.

                      3. Riverside Red
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                        Who else are you considering?

                      4. Bartowski
                        • 9 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      7 days, 16 hours 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
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 16 hours 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
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours 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
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours 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
                        7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours 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
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

                          No they still need a right winger.

                      3. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        7 days, 16 hours 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
                          7 days, 16 hours 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
                        7 days, 16 hours 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
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours 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
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours 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
                                7 days, 16 hours 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
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  7 days, 16 hours 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
                                    7 days, 16 hours ago

                                    Match time

                                    1. Vazza
                                        7 days, 16 hours ago

                                        Good luck all

                        2. Bartowski
                          • 9 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours 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.

                        3. james 101
                          • 8 Years
                          7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                        4. Riverside Red
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          7 days, 16 hours 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
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours 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

                        5. Lucy2019
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours 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
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                              1. Lucy2019
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                                  1. Nightcrawler
                                    • 1 Year
                                    7 days, 16 hours 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
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 10 Years
                                    7 days, 16 hours 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
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      7 days, 16 hours ago

                                      *should be

                          • gers23
                            • 8 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            Is the game free on Amazon prime?

                            1. diesel001
                              • 3 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

                              Yep.

                          • diesel001
                            • 3 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

                            Amazon Prime. Fun times!

                          • Bartowski
                            • 9 Years
                            7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                            1. james 101
                              • 8 Years
                              7 days, 16 hours ago

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

                              1. Bartowski
                                • 9 Years
                                7 days, 16 hours 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
                                  7 days, 16 hours ago

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