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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owners will be sweating on his availability for Wednesday’s clash with West Ham, with the USA international having been withdrawn after 70 minutes of the FA Cup quarter-final tie with Leicester.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. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 14 hours 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

    1. BNMC
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      A

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      A

  2. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Ward 9, 12 or 15 pointer tonight we reckon?

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 14 hours ago

      I'd go for solid 2 points

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        More likely

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Lucky to get 2 against Vydra's incoming onslaught

    3. Birds of Prey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      2.5 or - 1.5 w/ own goal.

  3. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 14 hours 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

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      I think ayew is good to keep - good value and nailed. Good team!

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        Thanks. I can't see a single transfer though, I have nothing ITB!

    2. Birds of Prey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      That is solidly set. Saka is nailed tho played 90 in the cup. Didn't Foden just have a triangle. Def don't make two transfers.
      Maybe Ayew > Nketiah+ the .7, or Button> Martinez. IMO GL

      1. Birds of Prey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        Sorry didn't see the 0 itb. So the former, stout mid and 3rd fwd won't play right? And you can't eat it.

        1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
          • 2 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Thanks a lot, I'll do that I think

  4. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    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......

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      I hope you win.

  5. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 14 hours ago

    Anyone know if Guaita or Zaha will play tonight? Need to know for daily fantasy

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Guaita probably yes. Zaha a late call.

  6. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    I think I'm tripling up on 3 Man City - KDB, Mahrez and Foden with the fantastic fixtures coming up.

    I expect at least two of them to play in every match and have DCL to come in as sub.

    What do you think? Also keeping Salah and Fernandes in mid-field with Jimenez and Rashford up front.

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      I will either double or triple up, so I think it’s a good idea obviously. I am a bit worried about the strong lineup Pep put out in the Cup but am hoping that won’t have an effect until GW37 by which time we should hopefully have shedloads of points

    2. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      That's my exact same plan with exact same front 7. Looks good with the fixtures and form of Mahrez and Foden.
      I don't think bench will come to play that much because of 5 subs but doesn't hurt having decent cover

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Tactic may work. I have Salah KDB Martial Bruno already so it's tough to let one of them go, probably just either Foden/Mahrez in for me, otherwise will need few steps surgery.

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        Jesus + Foden, easy 😀

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          Nothing is easy in signing Jesus, believe me 😀

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      I'm thinking of KDB Mahrez from GW33 (Bruno & Vardy > Rashford & Mahrez on Saturday morning)

      Then Jesus to join them (for Jimmy) in GW34

      Only thinking of it at the minute though - not certain:

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/06/29/hasenhuttl-to-aid-ings-quest-for-the-golden-boot-as-watfords-fpl-assets-flop/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_21973139

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        So no CHE for all of people here yeah?

        1. Aftermath
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          I'm getting Alonso that's it, would like an attacker but all rotation risks and no place to fit one either

    5. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      They wil play 'at most' 2 games... Not 'at least' 2 games, in my opinion. I'm going without man city, plenty of other exciting options.

  7. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Mane + Guendouzi -> Martial + Mahrez? Madness?

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 11 hours ago

      Wait and see how many minutes they all play in their league games to check if any will be rested, though.
      If you make the switch, you are thinking Martial & Mahrez will score more points over the next couple of weeks than Mane & who else? - surely not Guendouzi?
      Liverpool vs Villa is perfect for resting the big guns & giving others a run out, I'm not convinced Mane will start.

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Pope Hattrick tonight to get the GW going

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Not much to ask isn't it?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        *In the first half I should add

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Brace would be good enough for me.

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    1FT. Auba -> Rashford or Sarr -> Foden?

    Pope
    TAA C.Taylor Boly
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
    Auba DCL Jimi

    Martinez Saka Saiss Cathcart

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      rashy

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    I know it's wait and see but people's theory on Salah golden boots ambition making him 'sort of' nailed. What's people's theory on TAA and VVD, rotated heavily or steadily nailed?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      I see very little change for LFC. With the main 11 starting and with the 5 sub rule they can all get decent minutes a

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        I see minimal rotation as well maybe keita and ox start a game here and there but mostly first 11 start and these guys get mins off the bench

      2. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Kloppo has stated that players will be rested.

  11. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Man City are the favourites with the bookies to win the Premier League next season. I'm scratching my head. How on earth can a team that has won the league with a huge 7 games to go not be favourites to win it again next season? I find this bizarre.

    1. Meinhoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      City won't be playing Champions league and will spend a lot of moneys in the summer

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        They cannot spend lots of money without income from the Champions League.

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          With MbZ at the helm, I highly doubt they are dependent on the Champions League for revenue.

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      When you put it like that, it does sound mad.

      But when you look at the quality of each team in isolation, it makes sense. City appear to be over their slump, and it would be incredibly difficult for Liverpool to live up to this season's heights next year.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        When you look at the quality of each team in isolation it makes even less sense!

        The gulf between Liverpool and City this season has been huge. The only area where you could argue that City have the edge is midfield mainly due to KDB. Liverpool have a significantly better defence and a better front 3.

        City have lost 8 games this season. Whilst I wouldn't expect a repeat of the gap next season and I do expect it will be closer, Liverpool still have to be favourites surely. Not unless the bookies are expecting some of Liverpool's best players to leave.

        With City having no champions League, arguably that makes it more likely that they could lose their best players.

    3. Leander De Doncker
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Mane to RM?

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Maybe the bookies know something we don't, like City are due to sign Sancho and Koulibaly. Sane is leaving, so they're going to sign a top winger. And they'll definitely sign a CB. Could happen.

      Most likely though, the bookies are just reacting to people's bets. Lots are betting on City to win, so they cut the odds.

    5. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      The bookies odds are not decided magically by the bookies. They are derived from the betting exchanges (where the big boys are putting their money). So the bookies odds are an average of where everyone is putting their money. If you put your life savings on man city, maybe you could shift the odds 🙂

      1. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Well said. People tend to assume that prices are determined by odds compilers when its only the tissue where this is the case.

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      what odds are Pool?

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        11/8 on Skybet. City evens. I can see myself putting a large amount of money on Liverpool to win it again as I think the market have got this wrong.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          Aye, there seems such a gulf between Pool and the rest and with David Silva and Fernandinho coming to the end of their tenure, City will have to spend big to bring in some world class players; and even then they might not hit the ground running

          1. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 days, 13 hours ago

            Whilst Liverpool are exceptional, they are 1 injury away from being vulnerable. Much more depth in man city.

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 days, 12 hours ago

              I am not sure I agree with that. City’s squad is imbalanced, far too many mids, only one world class out and out striker and v weak in central defence. That injury to Laporte buggered them as they had mo decent cover.

          2. ManUnitedComeBack
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 12 hours ago

            I think Fernandinho the defender will be missed more than Fernandinho the holding midfielder. They have got Rodri exactly for that purpose and he's not done too bad a job in his first season.

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          7/4 on Betfair, 6/4 on PP and Ladbrokes

        3. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          Back both teams. I did it this season and got a 12% ROI.

    7. That Posh Bloke
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      It is odd. However...

      Liverpool won’t strengthen their squad for the second season running and hence could collapse due to fatigue.

      Still, City will possibly be out the CL for two seasons. Surely no big name signing is gonna go there?

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Salah and VVD just waiting until the season is over to get their moves elsewhere. Bookies have inside information. Putting in bets on next season before the transfer market is a mugs game.

      1. That Posh Bloke
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Ha ha ha ha ha

    9. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Defending PL is historically tough.

    10. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      To be fair, this City squad with an extra CB (which they will definitely get) and no Champions League rotation is a frightening prospect.

  12. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Vardy --> Jesus this week or next?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      no

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      nah

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Lol

      Thanks for the responses... But the move is definitely happening! The question is - which week?

  13. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Folks, how does this look?
    2FT

    Guendouzi and DCL to
    Foden and Greenwood(which will leave me 1.3mil extra)

    Martinez
    Trent Saiss Lascelles
    Mane KDB Son Bruno Foden
    Rashford Jimmy
    Greenwood Kiko Holgate

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Nketiah instead of Greenwood

      1. Tinmen
        • 6 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        Arsenal fixtures are shocking

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      seems a waste of transfers - side ways moves
      wait until the games are over - there seems to be an average of one injury during the games or between them - Lundstram, Luis, Matterson, Pulisic,Taggett..the one I think off the top of my head

      1. Ian & Zen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 10 hours ago

        *Maddison

  14. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    On Arsenal penalty takers - Pepe and Lacazette both actually have a better record than Aubameyang:

    Pepe: 93% success (13/14)
    Lacazette: 84% success (26/31)
    Aubameyang: 74% success (26/35)

    Auba is by no means a bad taker - he's about average. But Lacazette is above average, and Pepe exceptional at taking penalties.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Nice problem for Arsenal to have - shame they have other problems that aren't nice to have!

      Did you see this earlier BTW?
      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/06/28/analysing-the-recovery-period-between-matches-and-its-impact-on-fpl/?hc_page=11&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_21972936

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    I have Nketiah as autosub if Pulisic does not play. Happy with that.

    I do not want to transfer out Pulisic. Not many decent options at his price.

  16. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    score prediction for tonights game ? and pope points prediction

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      2-1 Palace, 2 points

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        that would be great
        rival owns pope

    2. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      I don't see how it can't possibly be 0-0. Burnley without their first choice strikers, Palace possibly without Zaha to win them penalties. It'll be a miracle if a goal is scored in that game.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        Mili free kick maybe ? Is Jrod fit ?

        But ya thats what im worried about as well a 0-0 and pope get 7-10 points

        1. Greek Freak
          • 4 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          Not sure about J-Rod, but it's not like Burnley are an offensive powerhouse with him and they're both among the best defences in the league.

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 3 Years
            4 days, 13 hours ago

            not an offensive powerhouse at any point even with everyone fit
            but Jrod has looked good
            Saw the highlights vs watford and he looked good got a bunch of quality shots off and scored a nice goal.

      2. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        2 own goals 1-1

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      pope clean sheet locked in. Pop the champagne...

    4. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      0-0. Ward 9, 12 or 15 pointer

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      3-1 to palace

    6. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      2-1 Palace. Pope 1 point.

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Palace 0 - 3 Burnley

      Pope hattrick

      At half time

      Full time: Palace 0 - 5 Burnley

      Pope with another brace second half

      Probably

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        seems the most likely
        so how many points is that for pope ?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 days, 12 hours ago

          5 goals, clean sheet, 6 saves - think that’s about 38 points

          He’d probably get all 3 baps too

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Should I downgrade Sterling to Mahrez or keep him as a differential?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      depends on how you utilize the extra change but Sterling is objectively a waste of money compared to Mahrez

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        I'm planning to do Barnes, Mount, Auba & Sterling to Martial, Pulisic, Kane & Mahrez.

  18. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Leicester were in a similar position to Norwich 5 years ago. Did the great escape and then won the league the next season.

    Time to put money on Norwich to win the PL next season? Here's you chance lads to become millionaires.

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Leicester were in this position with 10 or 12 games to go and had a run in similar to uniteds run in this year and much better at the back than norwich are

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        True, I remember 3 easy home games in a row towards the end.

        Well, think of it this way, you'll get even better odds on Norwich 🙂

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          U SOB IM IN

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Imagine how much money the bookies have made in the aftermath of Leicester because people now think they can put in a tenner on some shite team at 1000-1 and have a realistic chance to win.

      I did it with Bournemouth last season 😆

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 days, 13 hours ago

        I did it with Arsenal.

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 3 Years
          4 days, 13 hours ago

          were they 1000/1 as well or 5000/1 ?

      2. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 20 hours ago

        Very little.

    3. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      also i know ur joking and i took the bait so egg (noodle) on my face

    4. Greek Freak
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 13 hours ago

      Norwich are actually only 2 wins from climbing out of last place, whcih shows how awful some of the other teams have been.

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

        Watford, Villa, Bournemouth and Norwich all deserve to go down.

      2. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Did you see this mate ?
        A group of us are running an FPL competition until the end of the season and we wondered if you would like to be take part ? Its completely free to enter and we have a separate site for discussion/banter. If you're intretested drop us an e mail . Kurt-Grohl@gmx.com Cheers

    5. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      If any of the teams that came during the last few years has any chance of a unlikely run at the title i would say Wolves would have the best chance.

      Great team,great manager and great fanatical fans have a lot of parallels with how Leicester City pulled it off.

      Just need a few more players in key positions that would give em a chance.

    6. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Or arb your money by backing both Man C & C and Liverpool to win it and get a 16% ROI at current prices.

  19. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 days, 13 hours ago

    Foster have been huge let down recenlty, I could upgrade him to Patricio but it would cost me 2 transfers - worth doing ?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Fosters fixtures are too good from next week, I would just keep him.
      Use your transfers on removing someone with bad form + bad fixtures

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Foster has great fixture. Keep.

    3. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Cheers guys, just hope that Norwich & Newcastle wont do anothor Southampton - was hoping for CS in that one.

      Watford looks in turmoil and not showing the fire which one would expect from team fighting for survival.

  20. Aseel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    Best goalkeeper from now till the end of the season?
    Money isn't an issue so I'm looking at Ederson for his fixtures.
    Who would you guys go for if money isn't an issue?

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

      Ederson imo

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Patricio

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Or Alisson

    4. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Has to be one of Ederson and Patricio. I prefer tripling up on 3 other wolves, therefore vote Ederson.

    5. AD2110
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Ederson or DDG

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    Is anyone starting to think of their team for next season?

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

      pointless before prices. Mispricings like Lundstram massively influence the possible team structure.

      1. ManUnitedComeBack
        • 3 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Agreed. Don't think there was any player this season who was a shoo-in for my squad before prices were announced.

        Once they were though, Lundy, KdB, TAA all nailed.

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Usually don't give it much thought until the week and days before the start of season deadline.

      No point wasting any mental energy on it really until one knows player prices,fixtures and team news pre deadline.

    3. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Thinnking Fernandez could be good value next season as could Pulisic and prob Martial.

  22. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    Imagine Pope making a great save from a Mili free kick, then the ball hits the post and rebounds back onto Pope and into the goal. Thats what dreams are made of...

  23. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    I would have had 283 fewer points if I left my team as it was on GW1.

    https://www.game-change.co.uk/2017/08/28/fantasy-football-what-if-machine/

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

      I would have had 432 fewer points if i abandoned the game on GW1 and left the ghost ship sail on.

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      186 points for me, either a good gw1 team or I’m rubbish at fpl lol

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      324pts more for me

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      ive gained 351 with transfers looked at my mini leagues as well and one guy would be -53 if no changes thats insane

  24. ManUnitedComeBack
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    The more I look at WC drafts 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. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Not sure about Kane. Would rather Jimmy and use funds to upgrade Mount.

  25. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 12 hours ago

    Will Jesus start all the time now with Kun injured ? Good option ?

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

      one of the best

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 12 hours ago

      Pep said gundogan will play false 9

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 days, 12 hours ago

        Pep gets irritated when asked about Aguero.

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

          because he would like to drop him/phase him out if he could but Jesus is too crap and Kun simply too good

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 days, 11 hours ago

            Sorry mate, out with the dogs so missed this.

            Yes, agree totally.

  26. OneMan
    • 3 Years
    4 days, 11 hours ago

    IS Mahrez and MArtial better than KDB due to KDB being rested in lead up to Champions league QF ?

    1. OneMan
      • 3 Years
      4 days, 10 hours ago

      Nobody