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Injury updates on Pulisic and Lundstram and how the FA Cup affects Gameweek 37+

The FA Cup quarter-finals took place at the weekend, with Arsenal, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs progressing to the last four.

Having looked at United’s extra-time victory over Norwich City in a separate piece, we’ll briefly recap the events of Sunday’s sixth round ties in the article below.

Gameweek 37+

Premium midfielders with appealing matches headline Gameweek 26 Scout Picks

We’ve noticed a few people asking if the FA Cup semi-finals will result in any more Blank/Double Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League.

The short answer: no, it looks very unlikely.

Four Premier League matches will have to be moved from the weekend of July 18/19 as a result of the clash with the FA Cup, which equates to Gameweek 37+ in the FPL world.

However, there is a free midweek following that weekend, so the overwhelming expectation is that those postponed league fixtures will simply be shifted back a few days to July 20/21 and still fall within Gameweek 37+.

Indeed, this mirrors the FA Cup-affected Gameweek we are currently in right now.

The four Premier League matches that will have to be rearranged are:

Aston Villa v Arsenal
Liverpool v Chelsea
Manchester United v West Ham United
Watford v Manchester City

For Villa, Liverpool, West Ham and Watford, that means an extra bit of recuperation time in between their Gameweek 36+ and 37+ fixtures.

However, it also means that we are unlikely to hear from Messrs Smith, Klopp, Moyes and Pearson before the Gameweek 37+ deadline, with regards to the latest injury news at their clubs.

For United, City, Chelsea and Arsenal, of course, it means that they will have an FA Cup tie in between that aforementioned FPL deadline and their Gameweek 37+ fixture.

Injury Updates

There were some fitness concerns to note from Sunday’s FA Cup ties.

While it’s too late to do anything about them in Gameweek 32+, it’s worth holding fire on the players involved for anyone thinking of moving early before Saturday’s Gameweek 33+ deadline.

Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) has been a popular purchase following his goals against Aston Villa and Manchester City but his owners will be sweating on his availability for Wednesday’s clash with West Ham, with the USA international having been withdrawn after 70 minutes of the FA Cup quarter-final tie with Leicester.

Speaking after full-time, Frank Lampard said of his midfielder:

Christian [Pulisic] felt a bit of tightness in his calf in the second drinks break so we took him off straight away. We will find out over the next day or so how that it is, hopefully it’s nothing that puts him out.

Andreas Christensen (£4.8m) missed out with a hip problem, as did Leicester City’s James Maddison (£7.4m).

Brendan Rodgers reported that Maddison picked up an issue with his hip a few days ago and had to have an injection.

While he is a doubt for Wednesday’s match against Everton, the midfielder is expected back this weekend if he does miss out.

John Lundstram (£4.8m) took a nasty fall in Sheffield United’s defeat to Arsenal, meanwhile, and had to be replaced on 35 minutes with what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

Speaking after full-time, Chris Wilder said:

Don’t know [how bad it is] yet, I haven’t seen the fall back, so I’ve not had the opportunity to speak to our physio, but Sander [Berge] when he came on was really good, I was delighted with his contribution.

David Luiz‘s (£5.7m) comeback from suspension for the Gunners lasted all of 54 minutes, with Mikel Arteta saying that the Brazilian would have to be assessed for an ankle injury.

Mesut Ozil (£7.1m) had missed the game with a back problem.

At St James’ Park, Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) missed out for the hosts but Isaac Hayden (£4.4m), John Stones (£5.1m), Joao Cancelo (£5.1m), Claudio Bravo (£4.7m) and Phil Foden (£5.2m) returned to their sides’ matchday squads following injury.

Penalty-Watch

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) seems to have cemented his place as Manchester City’s first-choice penalty-taker, stepping up from 12 yards to put Pep Guardiola’s side 1-0 up on Tyneside.

The Belgian has now taken all three of City’s last penalties in all competitions when he has been on the field, with Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) deputising in the Gameweek 30+ win over Burnley.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) an unused substitute for Arsenal, it was Nicolas Pepe (£9.2m) and not Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) – who won the penalty – who was given the nod to take the Gunners’ spot-kick against the Blades.

Rotation

TeamChanges Made From GW31+Subs Made in FA Cup
Sheffield United33
Arsenal54
Leicester City43
Chelsea65
Newcastle United45
Manchester City44

The six managers who took charge of an FA Cup tie on Sunday all made changes to their starting XIs from Gameweek 31+, although it’d be difficult to argue that any of the teams were under-strength.

Chris Wilder had John Egan (£4.5m) and Dean Henderson (£5.2m) back available and recalled them to the starting XI, while Oliver McBurnie (£5.6m) returned up front.

True to form, none of the six Premier League head coaches from the clubs above made fewer changes to his team or in-game substitutions than the Sheffield United boss.

Mikel Arteta opted to bench five of his first-team regulars for this cup tie, with the notable selection decisions concerning Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) and Aubameyang.

The budget FPL forward only played 23 minutes as a second-half substitute, while Aubameyang was unused – both players surely now stand in good stead for a start against Norwich City in midweek.

Following their experiment with a 4-4-2 against Brighton, Leicester were back in their familiar 4-1-4-1 shape and (Maddison aside) at full strength.

Frank Lampard made more changes than any other manager on Sunday, with only Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) and N’Golo Kante (£5.0m) completing 90 minutes of the players who made the starting XI in Gameweek 31+.

Mason Mount (£6.2m), along with Reece James (£5.0m) and Billy Gilmour (£4.4m), were hooked at half-time in a tactical reshuffle, with Lampard saying:

The individuals that came on had nice impacts, and that’s happened in a few games now. If we didn’t have the extra substitutions, then I wouldn’t have made three at half-time. It is to limit injury. We can look at the fact we’ve had two big games in a week. The fact we turned it around means I can give the lads credit.

I could have made different changes. In Mason Mount’s situation, he’s played two games in a week at a really high intensity and put a lot in against City on Thursday. Reece James has not played in a long time, Billy [Gilmour] the same.

Other than Ederson (£6.0m) and perhaps Rodri (£5.4m), Manchester City were at full strength for their clash with Newcastle.

De Bruyne and Mahrez were both substituted midway through the second half but Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) completed 90 minutes.

The Magpies reverted back to a wing-back system as they were pummelled by City but did switch to a back four after half-time.

As mentioned earlier, Ritchie missed out through injury.

Match Details

Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal

  • Goals: McGoldrick | Pepe, Ceballos
  • Assists: Lacazette

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham (Sharp 75′), Egan, Robinson; Baldock (K Freeman 62′), Lundstram (Berge 34′), Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, McBurnie.

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz (Holding 53′ ) Kolasinac; Maitland-Niles, Willock (Nketiah 66′), Xhaka, Tierney; Pepe (Sokratis 92′), Lacazette (Ceballos 66′), Saka. 

Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea

  • Goal: Barkley
  • Assist: Willian

Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Praet (Choudhury 58′), Ndidi, Tielemens; Perez (Albrighton 58′), Vardy, Barnes (Gray 76′).

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Caballero; James (Azpilicueta 46′), Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Gilmour (Barkley 46′); Willian (Pedro 78′), Mount (Kovacic 46′), Pulisic (Loftus-Cheek 72′); Abraham.

Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City

  • Goals: De Bruyne, Sterling
  • Assists: Jesus, Foden

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Darlow; Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose (Lazaro 75′); Almiron (Joelinton 65′), Hayden (M Longstaff 79′), S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin (Yedlin 74′); Carroll (Gayle 65′).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Bravo; Walker (Cancelo 71′), Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne (Rodri 71′), Gundogan, D Silva (B Silva 64′); Mahrez (Foden 64′), Jesus, Sterling.


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447 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Worth a hit?

    Sterling, Grealish -> Salah, Foden

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      2 great moves imo

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Not sure about Serling->Salah. City have some great fixtures coming up as well and Sterling looked good at the weekend. He'll be rotated, but is Salah nailed now they've won the league? I'd be tempted to do Grealish->Foden and use the other FT to upgrade somewhere else.

      1. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Bit scary not having any pool attackers though vs Villa at home?

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          Also most likely picking up Salah and Foden

  2. grennans2
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Does anyone know if fplstatistics is still accurate for price changes? Want to make a couple of moves but could easily be priced out unless I do them soon

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Still the most accurate, but unsure how accurate at the moment with so many wildcards/chips in a short space of time

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Hey fam! What to do with this lot? Need some suggestions! 0.5 ITB!

    Nyland
    TAA Stevens Saiss
    Sterling KDB Bruno Mount Barnes
    Auba Jiminez

    Leno Nketiah Lascelles Egan

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Pick one:
      - Barnes ~> Foden
      - Mount ~> Pulisic/Willian
      - Nyland ~> Patricio/Pickford/DDG
      - Egan ~> Holgate
      - Stevens ~> Maguire/AWB.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Ah can't do Mount or Nyland upgrade

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          I can upgrade Leno

    2. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      As an alternative idea, Auba->Kane?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        I'm very much tempted by this!

        1. Better off with a pin and a…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          I'm toying with it too. I might get Kane for Auba and Foden in for Traore. Keep Saka as a good value benchable. Or I might get Jesus.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah but Kane's price is too much!

            1. james 101
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 9 hours ago

              Agree

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Subs to rash

      Mount to martial

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Subs = auba

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Triple United attack?

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          I have that and am enjoying it!

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            (Form fixtures and something to play for)

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 9 hours ago

              Really good point!

              1. james 101
                • 8 Years
                5 days, 9 hours ago

                100+ points last week, and if rash had finished his itd have been a lot more.

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  That's amazing! And I don't think they will be rotated as much as players from City Chelsea or Liverpool!

                  1. james 101
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    Agreed. Man U needs prem wins to secure CL.

                    They need their talent on the pitch.

                    I’ve had two 100s in a row. Not sure I’ve ever had three consecutive centuries, so hoping somebody drags me over the line this week!

                    (I’ll end up with 27 points now of course!)

                2. Pep Roulette
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  How does this sound?

                  Auba & Mount to Rashford & Martial this week

                  Stevens & Leno to Ederson & Kiko next week

                  1. james 101
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 9 hours ago

                    Could work out nicely mate.

                    1. Pep Roulette
                      • 2 Years
                      5 days, 9 hours ago

                      Cheers fam!

                3. Forgetmeknot
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 9 hours ago

                  Ha same on all fronts - regression to the mean will be our tormenter this week!

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Auba barnes to rashy and martial.. Booring eh?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        James suggested the same and I'm really considering this. But who would you sell? Barnes or Mount?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          Tough.. I would wait and see both this week and decide.

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah good idea!

          2. james 101
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Yes

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          I don't think it matters too much. Both should be near the top of the 'to sell' list.

          Barnes is out of form and being subbed early/being subbed on late.

          Mount isn't very explosive or consistent, but he does have the better fixtures.

          1. james 101
            • 8 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            Agreed

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            And that's why it's really tough!

  4. james 101
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Little help?

    Marty
    TAA Doherty Ritchie
    KDB Son Fernandes Salah Martial
    Rashford Jimmi

    Button Taylor Nk Robinson

    2 FTs. No cash itb!

    Tempted by mahrez. Also, I like Ritchie, but if he’s actually injured there are other candidates.

    Anything else worth considering?

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Anyone?

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Who would come out to seat Mahrez?

        I like the trip MNU attack

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Nope nothing to do here.. Ritchie out if injured

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Cheers.

        I’m just bored I guess...!

    3. Forgetmeknot
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      I have the same midfield 5 and contemplating kbd or Bruno to mahrez and aim to get Foden in as well for more Man City coverage (with the belief Kbd’s PL minutes will be managed)

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Which one would you do?

    Aubameyang to

    A) Kane
    B) Jesus
    C) Rashford

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Narcus

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Narcos*

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          My bad

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    4. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      C

    5. linkafu
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      A

    6. Forgetmeknot
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      C

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    I was excited for the Premier League tonight till I realised it was only one match, Palace vs. Burnley 🙁

    Come on Milivojevic, cheeky set piece goal 😉

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      1 game a night is boring when I’ve nobody playing

      Wed should be fun though

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      I'm going to watch dark instead

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Ozark. Just saying.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          5 days, 9 hours ago

          Watched.. But still haven't watched Dark season 3

          1. elchilangles
            • 1 Year
            5 days, 9 hours ago

            just started watching season 1 Dark, seems a very similar storyline to Stranger Things. Which one copied which?!

            1. Aftermath
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 8 hours ago

              Dark is way better than stranger things

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          Good watch?

    3. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      How much do you think Sky paid Amazon to screen that one 😉

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      On Amazon P

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      I hope it's the most boring 0-0 draw ever. Pope to get another 10 pointer and Taylor cleanie. Won't even watch probably.

  7. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    A Kane brace against SHU would definitely spice things up. Potential captaincy candidate for the next three games

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      He’s no martial though is he...

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        We say that till he starts scoring big and then jump all over him 🙂

        1. james 101
          • 8 Years
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          True

  8. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    How does Hayden to Foden look for this GW?

    Next week Lascelles to another defender and play Bench Boost Chip.

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA AWB C.Taylor Boly Lascelles
    Salah KDB Bruno Sarr Hayden
    Auba Jiminez Ings

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Not sure about keeping auba but like foden pick

      1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        The other move would be Auba to Rashford? Going to see how he does this week.

        Could save FT and wait til next week and do..

        Auba to Rash
        Hayden to Foden
        Lascelles to?

        For -4.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Good moves.
      Getting harder as weeks pass to know who will play/benched, mines in play this week to get it out the way.

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    GW33 - play TC chip?

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

    McCarthy, Sarr, Taylor, Holgate

    .2 itb

    Vardy last chance otherwise him & Sarr become Mahrez & Ings/DCL

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Salah might not start so i wouldn't.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        KDB would be VC, but a ten min cameo would scupper that?

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Im doing TC on Salah v LFC........Salah chasing golden boot and first game back at Anfield as champions in 30 years......Salah will go goal crazy............

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Hey fam! I've got two quick questions!.

    1. Sell one?

    A. Barnes
    B. Mount

    2. Play one?

    A. Saiss
    B. Lascelles

    1. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      A, A

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      AA

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Cheers fam

  11. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    anyone else captain Ings last week and Jimenez this week?!

  12. BNMC
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    I'm willing to spend on a 3rd big-hitting defender. TAA, Doherty, and?

    Azpi
    Alonso
    Digne
    VVD
    Can't do a Utd defender, maxed out on their players.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Think I’m going for Digne after this game week

      1. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        VVD from them.

    2. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      VVD

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      A toss up between VVD & Alonso for me

  13. Cto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Baldock and Traore to Mount and Maguire?
    -4

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      not sure about mount .

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Agree, just do Baldock to Maguire for now, no hit.

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Another day with just ONE SHITTY GAME. Who decided on the schedule? jfc...

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Not a shitty game if you own PVA!

    2. The EJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Exeter vs Northampton is the bigger game 😉

  15. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    William or Mount for gw33?

    1. TheLord
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Can't stretch to Pulisic? Neither of them excites me much... If I had to choose probably Wilian

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Pulisic could be injured. If fit, then I'll get him for sure.

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Willian

  16. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Struggling to see how going to defend ML trophy- ML leader had WC which put him in good position and played it well. Present differences in squads shown with * What differentials do you think might help me catch- may ditch Salah and go for Kane/Pulisic/Foden /Ings over next 2/3 weeks- any views welcome on best tactic to catch ?

    ML leader ( 26 points) with FH left
    Pope
    TAA Saïss Aurier
    Salah KDB Martial Son
    Rashford DCL Jiménez

    Button Saka Kiko Femenia Lundstram

    My squad- no chips
    Pope
    TAA Doherty* Maguire*
    Salah KDB Bruno* Martial Barnes*
    Jiménez DCL

    Martinez* Jota* Aurier Fernández*

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Not sure about getting in ings now. Has 3 tricky fixtures.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks- no he would be transfer in couple of weeks but good for last 3 if still in golden boot running

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Pulisic for Barnes (if not injured). If you need funds for it, you could downgrade Jota to Nketiah.

      Alternatively you could do Salah and Barnes to 2 City mids (Mahrez, Sterling) after next GW.

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Actually just realised the 2nd move would require quite a lot of additional funds so probably not an option, ignore that.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks- Mahrez Foden would work

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      If you want Differentials then double up or triple up on good teams like M utd and wolves

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks- presently on 3 Wolves and ManU

    4. BATISTUTA ®
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Get Kane in by selling KDB... hopefully spurs game will tell but for anyone chasing I think it’s a good move.

  17. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Can't get any players I want with my 2FT! Don't won't to sell Mane or KDB, DCL Guendouzi to Connolly Mount maybe?

    DDG
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Mane KDB Son Fernandes
    Jimenez Ings DCL
    Martin Lascelles Guendouzi Simpson

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      You need Martial/Rashford

  18. TheLord
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Want to bring another City mid alongside KDB. Which option is the best?

    A) Barnes -> Foden (rotate between Foden and Nketiah)
    B) Barnes -> Mahrez (would involve a hit)

    Rest of the attackers:
    Salah KdB Bruno Pulisic ___
    Rash Jimi Nketiah

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Mahrez

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      A but check Pulisic fit first before making move

      1. TheLord
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        Yes, will monitor him on Wednesday. Thanks!

  19. Grounderz
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Since everyone is rooting for that “someone” to up their game tonight, let me have mine.

    C’mon, POPE! One cheeky goal tonight!

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      *own goal 🙂

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Ward to break popes resolve tonight!

  20. grennans2
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Would appreciate any thoughts on this plan with transfers?

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

    Button - Lascelles - Guendouizi - Simpson

    This week, use 2FT to do Martinez & DCL > De Gea & Nkietah
    Following week, use 1FT to do Guendouzi > Foden.

    I figure De Gea has better fixtures than Martinez so more chance of a CS, Foden has more of a chance of starting going forward due to MCI rotation, and DCL has tough fixtures with Nkietah getting more regular starts for Arsenal (would still be a bench player for me), What do you think?

  21. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Best move here?
    Need to cover up 40pts on ML rival.

    2 Ft,0.4 ITB. BB left. Plan to use it this week

    Pope Hendo
    TAA Doherty Gomez Taylor Basham
    Salah KDB Bruno Son Cantwell
    Dcl Jimenez Jota

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Jota to Nketiah and Cantwell to Pulisic if fit

      1. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 9 hours ago

        That's where I'm at but willing to take a hit.
        Tempted by Bruno > Martial but it looks like a sideways move

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      Martial/Rashy

      1. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Want to get Martial in but there's no easy route.
        Any suggestions?

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

          got to gamble - sell Son or KdB

          40 pts a lot to make up in whats left of season

          1. King Kohli
            • 7 Years
            5 days, 8 hours ago

            Son is a differential so might keep him and sell KDB.
            KDB + Cantwell + Jota > Martial + Mahrez + Nketiah (-4) looks interesting.

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

              very nice
              go for it, have some fun

  22. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 9 hours ago

    Is palace Burnley on tele?

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 9 hours ago

      It's on Amazon TV / Twitch I believe

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Twitch really :0

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Hope so, should be a cracker

    3. PastaFasul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Telemundo in some places in the world...in Spanish of course, fake crowd noise is in English though

  23. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    Is having Rashford, Martial and Pogba too United heavy?

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Yea

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Not with their form and fixtures...

    3. The EJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      No to pogba imo

  24. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    2 FT and not sure what to do. Any suggestions?

    Pat
    TAA Doherty Fernandez
    Salah Bruno KdB Son
    Rash Jiménez DCL

    Bench: Button Robinson Kiko Guendouzi
    0,1 ITB

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

      martial?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Son out?

    2. The EJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Not too much to improve tbh, maybe see how Bruno plays then maybe Bruno -> Martial?

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    You just know this will be an atrociously poor game ending with a 0-0 and free points and baps for Pope owners

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Pope owners insane luck will come to an end today for sure. It's impossible they can get any more luck imo.

      1. The EJJ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        yup, see below...

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      I'm on that at scoreline at 11-2 to soften the blow - ML rival has double Palace def and loads of others with Pope.

  26. The EJJ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    Has anyone heard of goalkeeper score luck such as this? these are my last 8 GK scores: 10, 13, 12 10, 9, 2, 10, 11. Might need to start captaining my goalie i think lol

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      insane

    2. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 4 hours ago

      Who were these?

  27. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    Sarr. What to do?

    (2 FTs)

    A) Sarr-> Mount
    B) Sarr-> Foden
    C) Sarr/DCL -> Mahrez/Nketiah (Saka is my 5th MID)
    D) Keep for NOR/NEW/wha and hope for something...

    1. The EJJ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      Foden I reckon, but you'll have to stomach the benchings and cameos

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Sarr/DCL->Foden/Abraham is a move I'd make if Tammy was nailed. :-/

  28. Lokomotivvv
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    3.2 ITB and need to chase in my mini league...

    Henderson/Ederson

    Saiss-Doherty-Lascalles-Lundstram-Robinson
    B.Fernandes-Martial-KDB-Mount-Pulisic
    Jimenez-Rashford-Abraham

    Need to offload my DGW players of course and I was thinking of a way to get Liverpool players in for the next GW's.

    Would you rather:
    A) Abraham->Nketiah, Mount->Mane (0,1 mill short for Salah) for -4
    B) Abraham->Nketiah, Pulisic->Salah for -4
    C) Lundstram -> TAA

    Was counting on Abraham, but he seems to be 2nd striker behind Giroud. Salah's keen on getting his 3rd golden boot and he loves a haul against weak teams...maybe I can afford him with Jimi raising in price, but idk... Also would prefer to sell Mount instead of Pulisic, but we'll see about his injury.

    Any thoughts appreciated!

    1. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      B out of those

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      A if Pulisic not seriously injured. Connolly instead of Nketiah would permit Salah over Mane if you really prefer Salah.

  29. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    If Bruno again assists the assister would you;
    aub + bruno -> rash + martial for free Y/N?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      And if the game finishes 0-0 what will you do next ??

      1. what's my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        ill be taking a close look at tony and bruno playing

  30. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 8 hours ago

    Is Zaha expected to play tonight?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 8 hours ago

      I have my doubts....Woy already said he was a doubt with a stiff calf before LFC game but took the risk.....came off 15 mins later and it was less than a week ago .....

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        5 days, 8 hours ago

        Hmmm, cheers. Trying to decide which team to bet on but both teams are injury ridden it seems!

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          Sorry this reply was for you Bubz........Fantasy Football Tips, News and Views from Fantasy Football Scout

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          SCOUT NOTESJUNE 29Injury updates on Pulisic and Lundstram and how the FA Cup affects Gameweek 37+305 Comments

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          The FA Cup quarter-finals took place at the weekend, with Arsenal, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs progressing to the last four.

          Having looked at United’s extra-time victory over Norwich City in a separate piece, we’ll briefly recap the events of Sunday’s sixth round ties in the article below.

          GAMEWEEK 37+

          We’ve noticed a few people asking if the FA Cup semi-finals will result in any more Blank/Double Gameweeks in Fantasy Premier League.

          The short answer: no, it looks very unlikely.

          Four Premier League matches will have to be moved from the weekend of July 18/19 as a result of the clash with the FA Cup, which equates to Gameweek 37+ in the FPL world.

          However, there is a free midweek following that weekend, so the overwhelming expectation is that those postponed league fixtures will simply be shifted back a few days to July 20/21 and still fall within Gameweek 37+.

          Indeed, this mirrors the FA Cup-affected Gameweek we are currently in right now.

          The four Premier League matches that will have to be rearranged are:

          Aston Villa v Arsenal
          Liverpool v Chelsea
          Manchester United v West Ham United
          Watford v Manchester City

          For Villa, Liverpool, West Ham and Watford, that means an extra bit of recuperation time in between their Gameweek 36+ and 37+ fixtures.

          However, it also means that we are unlikely to hear from Messrs Smith, Klopp, Moyes and Pearson before the Gameweek 37+ deadline, with regards to the latest injury news at their clubs.

          For United, City, Chelsea and Arsenal, of course, it means that they will have an FA Cup tie in between that aforementioned FPL deadline and their Gameweek 37+ fixture.

          INJURY UPDATES

          There were some fitness concerns to note from Sunday’s FA Cup ties.

          While it’s too late to do anything about them in Gameweek 32+, it’s worth holding fire on the players involved for anyone thinking of moving early before Saturday’s Gameweek 33+ deadline.

          Christian Pulisic (£7.0m) has been a popular purchase following his goals against Aston Villa and Manchester City but his owners will be sweating on his availability for Wednesday’s clash with West Ham, with the USA international having been withdrawn after 70 minutes of the FA Cup quarter-final tie with Leicester.

          Speaking after full-time, Frank Lampard said of his midfielder:

          Christian [Pulisic] felt a bit of tightness in his calf in the second drinks break so we took him off straight away. We will find out over the next day or so how that it is, hopefully it’s nothing that puts him out.

          Andreas Christensen (£4.8m) missed out with a hip problem, as did Leicester City’s James Maddison (£7.4m).

          Brendan Rodgers reported that Maddison picked up an issue with his hip a few days ago and had to have an injection.

          While he is a doubt for Wednesday’s match against Everton, the midfielder is expected back this weekend if he does miss out.

          John Lundstram (£4.8m) took a nasty fall in Sheffield United’s defeat to Arsenal, meanwhile, and had to be replaced on 35 minutes with what appeared to be a shoulder injury.

          Speaking after full-time, Chris Wilder said:

          Don’t know [how bad it is] yet, I haven’t seen the fall back, so I’ve not had the opportunity to speak to our physio, but Sander [Berge] when he came on was really good, I was delighted with his contribution.

          David Luiz‘s (£5.7m) comeback from suspension for the Gunners lasted all of 54 minutes, with Mikel Arteta saying that the Brazilian would have to be assessed for an ankle injury.

          Mesut Ozil (£7.1m) had missed the game with a back problem.

          At St James’ Park, Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) missed out for the hosts but Isaac Hayden(£4.4m), John Stones (£5.1m), Joao Cancelo(£5.1m), Claudio Bravo (£4.7m) and Phil Foden (£5.2m) returned to their sides’ matchday squads following injury.

          PENALTY-WATCH

          Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) seems to have cemented his place as Manchester City’s first-choice penalty-taker, stepping up from 12 yards to put Pep Guardiola’s side 1-0 up on Tyneside.

          The Belgian has now taken all three of City’s last penalties in all competitions when he has been on the field, with Riyad Mahrez(£8.5m) deputising in the Gameweek 30+ win over Burnley.

          With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) an unused substitute for Arsenal, it was Nicolas Pepe (£9.2m) and not Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m) – who won the penalty – who was given the nod to take the Gunners’ spot-kick against the Blades.

          ROTATIONTeamChanges Made From GW31+Subs Made in FA CupSheffield United33Arsenal54Leicester City43Chelsea65Newcastle United45Manchester City44

          The six managers who took charge of an FA Cup tie on Sunday all made changes to their starting XIs from Gameweek 31+, although it’d be difficult to argue that any of the teams were under-strength.

          Chris Wilder had John Egan (£4.5m) and Dean Henderson (£5.2m) back available and recalled them to the starting XI, while Oliver McBurnie (£5.6m) returned up front.

          True to form, none of the six Premier League head coaches from the clubs above made fewer changes to his team or in-game substitutions than the Sheffield United boss.

          Mikel Arteta opted to bench five of his first-team regulars for this cup tie, with the notable selection decisions concerning Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) and Aubameyang.

          The budget FPL forward only played 23 minutes as a second-half substitute, while Aubameyang was unused – both players surely now stand in good stead for a start against Norwich City in midweek.

          Following their experiment with a 4-4-2 against Brighton, Leicester were back in their familiar 4-1-4-1 shape and (Maddison aside) at full strength.

          Frank Lampard made more changes than any other manager on Sunday, with only Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) and N’Golo Kante(£5.0m) completing 90 minutes of the players who made the starting XI in Gameweek 31+.

          Mason Mount (£6.2m), along with Reece James (£5.0m) and Billy Gilmour (£4.4m), were hooked at half-time in a tactical reshuffle, with Lampard saying:

          The individuals that came on had nice impacts, and that’s happened in a few games now. If we didn’t have the extra substitutions, then I wouldn’t have made three at half-time. It is to limit injury. We can look at the fact we’ve had two big games in a week. The fact we turned it around means I can give the lads credit.

          I could have made different changes. In Mason Mount’s situation, he’s played two games in a week at a really high intensity and put a lot in against City on Thursday. Reece James has not played in a long time, Billy [Gilmour] the same.

          Other than Ederson (£6.0m) and perhaps Rodri (£5.4m), Manchester City were at full strength for their clash with Newcastle.

          De Bruyne and Mahrez were both substituted midway through the second half but Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) completed 90 minutes.

          The Magpies reverted back to a wing-back system as they were pummelled by City but did switch to a back four after half-time.

          As mentioned earlier, Ritchie missed out through injury.

          MATCH DETAILSSheffield United 1-2 ArsenalGoals: McGoldrick | Pepe, CeballosAssists: Lacazette

          Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; Basham (Sharp 75′), Egan, Robinson; Baldock (K Freeman 62′), Lundstram (Berge 34′), Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, McBurnie.

          Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz (Holding 53′ ) Kolasinac; Maitland-Niles, Willock (Nketiah 66′), Xhaka, Tierney; Pepe (Sokratis 92′), Lacazette (Ceballos 66′), Saka. 

          Leicester City 0-1 ChelseaGoal: BarkleyAssist: Willian

          Leicester City XI (4-3-3): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Praet (Choudhury 58′), Ndidi, Tielemens; Perez (Albrighton 58′), Vardy, Barnes (Gray 76′).

          Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Caballero; James (Azpilicueta 46′), Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Gilmour (Barkley 46′); Willian (Pedro 78′), Mount (Kovacic 46′), Pulisic (Loftus-Cheek 72′); Abraham.

          Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester CityGoals: De Bruyne, SterlingAssists: Jesus, Foden

          Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Darlow; Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose (Lazaro 75′); Almiron (Joelinton 65′), Hayden (M Longstaff 79′), S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin (Yedlin 74′); Carroll (Gayle 65′).

          Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Bravo; Walker (Cancelo 71′), Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne (Rodri 71′), Gundogan, D Silva (B Silva 64′); Mahrez (Foden 64′), Jesus, Sterling.

          FPL LESSONS LEARNED FROM GAMEWEEK 32+Aston Villa 0-1 WolvesWatford 1-3 SouthamptonCrystal Palace v BurnleyBrighton v Manchester UnitedArsenal v Norwich CityBournemouth v Newcastle UnitedEverton v Leicester CityWest Ham United v ChelseaSheffield United v Tottenham HotspurManchester City v Liverpool

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          MANUNITEDCOMEBACK8 mins ago

          Do you fancy Liverpool attack or defence over the next 3 matches? Which would you rather have:
          A) TAA + VVD in a 442
          B) Salah in a 352

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          BNMC4 mins ago

          A

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          ASK YOURSELF7 mins ago

          Ward 9, 12 or 15 pointer tonight we reckon?

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          11 SMELLY SHIRTS1 min ago

          I'd go for solid 2 points

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          DONT_WIN_FRIENDS_WITH_SALAH…1 min ago

          2FT and nothing feels too urgent. Would you do Saka and Ayew to Foden and Nketiah?

          Patricio
          TAA Doh Aurier
          Mane KDB Son Bruno Saka
          Rashford Jiminez

          Button Lascelles Ayew Robinson

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          CORGZZZZjust now

          The only value bet in tonight's game is either the 0-0 or assume both teams are safe so go for 3 or more goals........I have done 0-0 @ HT & FT but not a big bet......

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          CORGZZZZ SAYS:

          The only value bet in tonight's game is either the 0-0 or assume both teams are safe so go for 3 … 

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 days, 8 hours ago

          Good grief....having a nightmare......The only value bet in tonight's game is either the 0-0 or assume both teams are safe so go for 3 or more goals........I have done 0-0 @ HT & FT but not a big bet......