Scout Notes

Further clean sheet joy for Pope but injuries continue to decimate Burnley squad

Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley

  • Goal: Ben Mee (£5.0m)
  • Assist: Ashley Westwood (£5.5m)
  • Bonus: Mee x3, Nick Pope (£5.0m) x2, Charlie Taylor (£4.3m) x1

Nick Pope (£5.0m) and Burnley registered their 13th clean sheet of the season on Monday night, with the Clarets producing yet another heroic defensive display to edge Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Only champions Liverpool have registered more shut-outs than Sean Dyche’s side in 2019/20 and, taking the liberty to discount the 5-0 walloping by Manchester City in Gameweek 30+, Burnley have remarkably only conceded two goals in their last eight league fixtures.

It’s the record against the ‘also-rans’ that is particularly impressive.

In 19 meetings against the clubs currently ranked 10th or below, Dyche’s side have recorded 12 clean sheets and conceded on just 11 occasions.

That perhaps bodes well with games against struggling West Ham United, Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion to come between now and Gameweek 38+, while a Sheffield United side who haven’t scored in three post-lockdown league matches also face the Clarets this weekend.

Just how long can Burnley keep producing the goods with the odds stacked against them, though?

This was another match in which Dyche could only name five outfield substitutes on the bench, just one of whom, Kevin Long (£4.3m), has ever started a Premier League fixture.

Having already lost Chris Wood (£6.1m), Ashley Barnes (£6.1m), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) and Robbie Brady (£5.9m) to injury and waved farewell to the out-of-contract Jeff Hendrick (£5.4m), Aaron Lennon (£4.6m) and Joe Hart (£4.2m) this month, Dyche had to make do without the crocked Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) and Matthew Lowton (£4.2m) for Monday’s game at Palace.

More wretched luck was to follow when Jack Cork (£4.9m) hobbled off with an ankle injury midway through the second half at Selhurst Park.

Dyche did hint at the possibility of a few players returning this weekend, at least, for the visit of the Blades:

[Cork’s injury was] his ankle, we’ll wait and see on that one. It’s not like him to have to come off, so that’s probably not a positive sign.

J-Rod has got a bit more of a chance for the weekend. Lowts, almost definitely not. Robbie [Brady] a maybe, Johann [Berg Gudmundsson] a maybe, Woody touch and go, I think, so there are a few maybes [for Gameweek 33] but nothing definite.

Burnley started this match with full-back Erik Pieters (£4.2m) operating ‘out of position’ on the left wing, central midfielder Josh Brownhill (£4.8m) doing a Hendrick and playing on the right, winger Dwight McNeil (£6.1m) deployed in the hole and fourth-choice striker Matej Vydra (£5.3m) ploughing a lone furrow up top.

They ended the game in a 5-4-1 almost by default, with centre-half Long the only available senior option to replace the stricken Cork in the final quarter of the match.

While the loss of Cork could be significant and their midfield and attack continue to be cobbled together with ill-fitting spare parts, Burnley do, at least, still have their first-choice goalkeeper and back four fit for selection.

While that remains the case, there is always the strong possibility of further shut-outs.

Monday’s match was almost a carbon copy of Burnley’s 1-0 win over Watford last Thursday, with the Clarets bossing the first half, snatching a goal against the run of play after the interval and then weathering the inevitable bombardment that followed.

In truth, Pope didn’t have to do a great deal to emerge with a nine-point haul.

The post-match stats will say four saves made but all were routine in nature, with two of them coming in stoppage time.

Most of the donkey work was done by the men in front of him, with Ben Mee (£5.0m) and James Tarkowski (£5.2m) immense at centre-half and veteran Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) doing a very decent job of nullifying Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) down the Palace left.

A late Jordan Ayew (£5.2m) header that flew over was as close as the Eagles came to snatching a point, while James McArthur (£5.2m) also nodded wide before the break.

Owners of Palace’s defensive assets will have been left feeling more than a little bit miffed that they too didn’t emerge with a clean sheet, with the game having 0-0 written all over it until Mee stooped to nod home Ashley Westwood’s (£5.5m) 61st-minute free-kick.

Palace had racked up four straight clean sheets before their 4-0 shellacking at Liverpool in Gameweek 31+ and probably ought to have added to that tally on Monday, only for the usually dependable Guaita – who had earlier presented Pieters with a chance when flapping at a low cross – to make a hash of Mee’s optimistic header on the hour-mark.

While the Eagles possess one of the better defences in the division, five meetings with top-seven sides in the run-in does look off-putting.

That goes double for an attack that has scored fewer league goals than all bar Norwich City this season.

Ayew was the main danger against Burnley but his radar was misaligned, with one mazy run in the dying minutes culminating in a wild shot that sailed miles off-target.

The Ghanaian striker might even have seen red for an aggressive half-elbow, half-palm-off on Brownhill in the second half but the VAR deemed his actions not worthy of a dismissal.

Speaking after the match, Roy Hodgson said:

Seventeen shots is good but I don’t think we played anywhere near as well as we wanted to in the first half.

We were better in the second half but unfortunately, we conceded a goal from a set piece.

We did everything we could to find a way through but it didn’t work out for us.

It was a very good header and a good ball in, I’m not going to blame the goalkeeper. He didn’t have a lot to do. All goals are defensive errors somewhere along the line.

Crystal Palace XI (4-1-4-1): Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic; Townsend (Meyer 77′), Kouyate (McCarthy 46′), McArthur, Zaha; Ayew.

Burnley XI (4-4-1-1): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork (Long 70′), Pieters; McNeil; Vydra.

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687 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Willian on pens and set pieces. Great differential imo!

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Very inconsistent player, but for someone chasing he might work out.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah. Pulisic is becoming template.

    2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Better option than Mount you reckon?
      Considering him for draft.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        I've Mount and I'm planning to switch to Willian!

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Prefer my punts to be more explosive.

      6G 6A in 2100 mins isn't great for someone in his position, and it's set to be his best season ever. Penalties may help but feels like a Brazilian Milivojevic...

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Hahahaha good point!

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Brazilian bruno more like

    4. Mikeharbrw
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 21 hours ago

      *on pens when Jorginho isn't playing

      *shared set-pieces with Mount

  2. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 22 hours ago

    Should I play Martinez vs Wolves, or Henderson vs Burnley?

    I have Jimenez and Traore in my side (and Boly on the bench).

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Hendo vs Burnley

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      Hendo

    3. linkafu
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Hendo!

    4. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 22 hours ago

      2ft 0.0m itb

      Pope
      Taa, Doherty, Saiss, Lascales
      Kdb, Salah, Son, Fernandes
      Vardy, Jimenez

      Martin, Holgate, Guendouzi, Connolly

      A. Burn ft, give Vardy next week
      B. Vardy to Rash

      1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        Bournemouth at home, I'd get Rash in.

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        B

      3. linkafu
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          A Vardy party will start again! Leicester play offensive football, he's the one 9 in the team and is at the penalty spot

          1. Lignja
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            I hope so, everyone going Rashford, probably cant miss with him but kinda want to gamble on Vardy

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              11 days, 22 hours ago

              Their football is so offensive they managed 5 goals in their last 6 games and one was Norwich!

      4. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 22 hours ago

        According to Google City plays vs Watford in the league on 18th July and then the next day they play FA Cup semi final vs Arsenal? Is this true?

        1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          Surely not

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            Well from what I see the last GW is scheduled for Saturday 18th July and FA Cup Semi finals for the weekend of 18-19th July. Will there be any postponment?

        2. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 22 hours ago

          GW37 kickoff times not finalised yet

        3. Tinkermania
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            It won't happen like that.

          • GREEN IS GOOD
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            all those later premier fixtures will be rescheduled

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              11 days, 22 hours ago

              Oh I see. Thanks for the info.

              1. GREEN IS GOOD
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                *apart from GW38 when all games will start at same time

        4. linkafu
            11 days, 22 hours ago

            What team deserve a triple from now to end of season?

            A)Man U
            B)Tottenham
            C)Wolves
            D)Liverpool

            1. FOO FIGHTER
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                D and A

              • MAXIMIN EFFORT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                A. Though 2 attackers and AWB.

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                A & C

              • baps sniffer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                I have A and C atm, but if I transfer Salah in also D 😉

              • Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                AC

              • Lindelol
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                AC

              • Tempestic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 days, 21 hours ago

                A

            2. FOO FIGHTER
                11 days, 22 hours ago

                Is it worth brining in Mahrez considering Pep roulette for any of the following?

                Mane or Son?

                1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                  I'd prefer Mahrez over Son these days.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      11 days, 22 hours ago

                      Will see how Son does vs EVE.

                      Thing is Son is bound to start every match whereas Mahrez ain't.

                  2. linkafu
                      11 days, 22 hours ago

                      Son for me,he will play more I think and Tottenham is in european race!

                    • Tonyawesome69
                      • 1 Year
                      11 days, 22 hours ago

                      Son to Mahrez

                  3. marzo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                    WC Team. Still have BB**

                    4-5-1.
                    Option A.
                    Pope, Martinez.
                    TAA, Alonso, Aurier, Saiss, Lascelles.
                    KDB, Salah, Bruno, Mahrez, Pulisic.
                    Rashford, DCL, Nketiah.
                    0.0m ITB.

                    Option B.
                    Saiss-> Doherty.
                    DCL- Long (or other 4.9m or less striker, Connolly).
                    Long/ Nket will be bench fodder mainly except for the BB

                    1. linkafu
                        11 days, 22 hours ago

                        A

                      • g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 22 hours ago

                        Has Pulisic recovered from knock? Tight calf.

                      • Tonyawesome69
                        • 1 Year
                        11 days, 22 hours ago

                        Not convinced with CHE defence. Maybe Alonsa to Doherty

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 22 hours ago

                      Happy with team for now, when would you play TC & who?
                      Still got WC if needed.

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

                      McCarthy, Sarr, Taylor, Holgate

                      .2 itb

                      1. linkafu
                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                          TC Fernandes GW 33 or TC KDB GW 35

                        • g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                          Cheers

                      2. Pep Roulette
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 22 hours ago

                        Should I keep Sterling? Or downgrade to Mahrez? Or upgrade to Salah/Mane?

                        Chasing in ML btw. No one has Sterling there.

                        1. Kroneek
                          • 6 Years
                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                          Yes, I would keep and possibly captain if you are chasing.

                          1. Pep Roulette
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                            Cheers mate!

                        2. Tinkermania
                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                            Keep then.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                              Cheers fam

                          • andy85wsm
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 9 Years
                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                            I'd probably keep.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                              Cheers Andy!

                          • baps sniffer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                            I would upgrade him to Mahrez.

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                              Hahaha yeah that's an upgrade actually! Do you think it's worth a hit?

                          • linkafu
                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                              Almost the same concern

                              A)Keep Sterling
                              B) Sterling to Son
                              C) Sterling to Salah

                            • Tonyawesome69
                              • 1 Year
                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                              Sterling is too inconsistent and has been poor. Sterling to Mahrez

                              1. Tinkermania
                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                  Sterling to Salah

                            • andy85wsm
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              • 9 Years
                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                              Which Man City players is everyone aiming for from GW33 or GW34 if any?!

                              I have KDB in my team, looking at 2 different scenarios:

                              1. Mahrez + DCL (already own DCL)

                              2. Foden + Jesus

                              Would have Nketiah on the bench in both scenarios so potentially a first choice number 9 to be called upon as and when needed.

                              Foden looks great when he plays, just not convinced he gets anywhere near the minutes of Mahrez.

                              Do think Jesus will keep starting though for the majority, just hasn't looked great since the break.

                              1. Pat Bonner
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                Not sure on Jesus, could you get Foden and Mahrez?

                                1. andy85wsm
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  • 9 Years
                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                  Not without getting rid of KDB, Fernandes, Martial or Salah.

                                  1. Pat Bonner
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    Foden and Jesus then but maybe get Rashford over Jesus (sell Maguire, he's got his goal for the season!!)

                                    1. Pat Bonner
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      11 days, 22 hours ago

                                      Actually, changed my mind. 1 is better out of those

                              2. Tinkermania
                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                  None from me for reasons I posted 15mins ago.

                                • tokara
                                  • 5 Years
                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                  Dcl is shitty aint he?

                                  Owner here

                                  1. andy85wsm
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 9 Years
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    Let's see Vs Leicester but no goals in 2 games not great of course.

                                    Could get something tomorrow though and we would change our minds.

                                • Berbs
                                  • 9 Years
                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                  I prefer 1.

                                  Mahrez is playing some good stuff to he honest. And having owned Jesus for the DGW, I can tell you he's probably one of the most frustrating players in the league. Spends more time falling to the floor than trying to score!

                                • linkafu
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    1

                                  • ChuckN
                                    • 10 Years
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    Think Mahrez will be a shrewd investment during the run in. Jesus if looking for a punt. Don't think I'll get both.

                                    Midfield currently:

                                    Martial Bruno Salah Son Pulisic

                                    so whoever starts getting rested first will likely make way for Mahrez.

                                  • Tonyawesome69
                                    • 1 Year
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    1 - Jesus is too inconsistent, he will get chances but can't seem to put them away. I like Foden, even when he does come on from the bench, he gets into the game pretty quickly and always involved in the attacks

                                  • tuvok
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    Too punty. Just get one of mahrez, Jesus or foden to go with KDB.

                                    They’re all rotation threats, but all good value. Jesus will get on the end of enough chances, foden will tick over when he plays, and mahrez is explosive. So they’re all exciting, but all 3 could easily get benched in the same game.

                                    Better to spread your funds on some secure starters +1 punt

                                • FOO FIGHTER
                                    11 days, 22 hours ago

                                    Ings or Jimenez?

                                    1. andy85wsm
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 9 Years
                                      11 days, 22 hours ago

                                      Jimenez

                                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                                          So would you remove Pulisic to afford Jimenez? Have Rashford up top at the moment.

                                          1. andy85wsm
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                            • 9 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            I'd wait and see what happens with Pulisic first

                                            1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Yeah, think Pulisic will start firing. Hopefully his calf is not an issue...

                                        • tokara
                                          • 5 Years
                                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                                          Both

                                        • linkafu
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Ings looks really confident actually, Jiminez too but I think Ings has something to prove it make him more furious for me

                                            1. andy85wsm
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Golden boot a real incentive for sure

                                          • Tonyawesome69
                                            • 1 Year
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Both

                                        • Pat Bonner
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                                          When's those with BB thinking of using it. Looked at fixtures and there's so little time between upcoming games I'm thinking BB will become futile in a few GWs. How does this look for BB, Mccarthy not great but not sure its worth a hit to get another keeper:

                                          McCarthy (Man City home)
                                          Lacelles (West Ham home)
                                          Egan (Burnley away)
                                          Saar (Chelsea away)

                                          1. olidooley
                                            • 7 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Do it yeah

                                            1. Pat Bonner
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              cheers

                                          2. Tonyawesome69
                                            • 1 Year
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Not great - Watford out of form and don't see many points for McCarthy

                                            1. Pat Bonner
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Yes that's the worry but not sure any other gws will look more promising. Saar likes playing the big teams so not expecting much but you never know. If I got 12-16pts in total from BB I'd be happy

                                        • Berbs
                                          • 9 Years
                                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                                          Slept through the deadline and couldn't sell Pogba. Might work in my favour should he start in the 10 with Bruno benched 😎

                                          1. THFC4LIFE
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            The deadline was Saturday morning.......

                                            1. Berbs
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Yeah that's what I'm talking about.

                                              Mentioning it now cos Utd play tonight

                                          2. james 101
                                            • 8 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Pogos could do well mate

                                            1. james 101
                                              • 8 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Pogba

                                        • AgentFern
                                          • 2 Years
                                          11 days, 22 hours ago

                                          Hey guys just some quick advice. I have FH chip left, when is the best gw to use it?

                                          1. olidooley
                                            • 7 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Last GW

                                          2. Pat Bonner
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 9 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Think most were talking about GW38 as might be early team news so could take some punts

                                          3. Tinkermania
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Depends on your squad.

                                            • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                                              • 8 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Last gw

                                            • james 101
                                              • 8 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Last

                                          4. olidooley
                                            • 7 Years
                                            11 days, 22 hours ago

                                            Hey guys.....2 FTs to burn for me...

                                            Pope Button
                                            TAA Doherty Lascelles Kiko Robinson
                                            Salah KDB Son Bruno Sarr
                                            Rashford Jiménez Connolly

                                            1) Son and Kiko TO Mahrez and AWB?
                                            2) Salah TO Sterling
                                            3) Sarr TO Mount
                                            4) Other?

                                            Thanks for any thoughts!

                                            1. Berbs
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Sarr to Mount or Pulisic.

                                              1. olidooley
                                                • 7 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Pulisic requires a downgrade somewhere.
                                                Mount works but....is there really much upside there?

                                            2. Pat Bonner
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Keep Salah, I still think he'll play all remaining games. Any cash in bank to do son and sarr to Martial and Mahrez?

                                            3. Goonsquad245
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              11 days, 21 hours ago

                                              Sarr to Foden and upgrade Kiko

                                          5. linkafu
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Does it look like Bruno first bench tonight? Didn't get why he plays 90 in cup....

                                              1. _Ninja_
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                *120 in the cup.. have a feeling he starts on the bench but will come on due to 5 subs.

                                              2. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Hope he starts

                                            • michaelington
                                              • 10 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Which defence would you double up on? Got to be Wolves hasn't it given their fixtures and form?

                                              1. avfc82
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                • 10 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Yep, the Wolves double up is prob the way to go.

                                              2. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                But which two...?

                                                1. michaelington
                                                  • 10 Years
                                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                  Personally looking at Boly and Saiss. Can't afford Doherty, not sure he's worth the money now Wolves are only scoring 1 goal a game.

                                                  1. james 101
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    I have Doherty

                                                    Considering double up

                                              3. Camzy
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Everton. GW34-38 is super strong. Digne + Holgate to end the season. It's my plan at least.

                                            • Little Red Lacazette
                                              • 3 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              How is Auba -> Rashford and Sarr -> Martial for a -4? Too much Utd?

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

                                              Martinez Saka Saiss Cathcart

                                              1. The Units
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Go for it. I got 3 MU attackers.

                                                1. baps sniffer
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                  So do I 🙂

                                              2. Pat Bonner
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                looks great moves to me

                                              3. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Yes. Good

                                              4. Tonyawesome69
                                                • 1 Year
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                I like it

                                              5. Little Red Lacazette
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Cheers all.

                                            • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Really tempted by a checky DCL > Origi punt. Have two FTs and nothing else to really worry about. Yay or nay?

                                              1. Pat Bonner
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                No from me. Not buying into the chat on Liverpool resting everyone for pre season!

                                              2. Tonyawesome69
                                                • 1 Year
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Nay

                                              3. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                I’d not

                                                Ings beyond your reach?

                                              4. bench boost for every gamew…
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Awful transfer. even if you have 2 ft

                                                If going punty on Liv attacker with Vila game in mind, Minamino or Keita is the one you go for. Because they are much closer to first 11 so if you´re stuck with them reasonably good chance they´ll start some of the games .

                                            • Pat Bonner
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Gomez looking a good pick now for rest of the season. Matip out for the season and Lovren being sold in the summer. He's not got a high ceiling but should tick along nicely for his price.

                                              1. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Could work out.

                                              2. Berbs
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                I think Klopp may try to protect him given how injury prone he and Matip are. Might see Fabinho or Hoever start the odd game at CB. Liverpool have made it clear they won't be spending big this summer, so would be risky to give Gomez full mins given title won + his injury record and Matip already injured.

                                              3. Nightcrawler
                                                • 1 Year
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Waste of a liverpool spot really

                                                No attacking threat so very low ceiling. At this point if the season focus shd be on explosive players

                                                Would rather have someone like Aurier or digne for just 0.4 more

                                              4. CONNERS
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                I don't see it a waste of a Liverpool spot. A Salah/ Mane double up is too expensive and too risky given rotation risk and reduced minutes with 5 subs, etc. Double up in defence of TAA plus VVD/Gomez is preferable imo.

                                              5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Means not having one of TAA, Man Utd, Wolves, Pope - or playing 4 at the back so I wouldn’t be queuing up to go there.

                                                It could work though but is it possibly trying to be a bit *too* clever?

                                                1. Pat Bonner
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  11 days, 19 hours ago

                                                  Sorry, I should've made it clear that I have Gomez already along with TAA, Pope and Boly and happy to have the option of 3 Man U mids/forwards so will avoid their defence for now. Just think Gomez goes a bit under the radar, although he is a bit of a dull pick with his zero attacking threat!

                                            • james 101
                                              • 8 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Thoughts on Ritchie?

                                              My current defenders are:

                                              TAA Doherty Ritchie Taylor Robinson

                                              1. Berbs
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Prefer Aurier to be honest

                                                1. james 101
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                  Considering him also mate.

                                                2. james 101
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                  Plan was to keep him for 33 then get rid maybe

                                              2. Phil's Stamps
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                May as well keep for now, use your FTs on more important players.

                                                1. james 101
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Nothing pressing at all to be honest mate.

                                            • Nightcrawler
                                              • 1 Year
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Players with less points than Pope this season:

                                              Robertson
                                              Doherty
                                              Rashford
                                              Martial

                                              1. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Interesting

                                                A lot more than them to I guess!

                                              2. Gudjohnsen
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Robbo the mos surprising one.

                                              3. Little Red Lacazette
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Pope should have been set and forget from GW1, if we only knew.

                                            • Gudjohnsen
                                              • 3 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Grealish, Auba to Mahrez, Rashford for -4?

                                              1. james 101
                                                • 8 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                Yes

                                              2. Phil's Stamps
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 22 hours ago

                                                yeah

                                            • Phil's Stamps
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              11 days, 22 hours ago

                                              Money no issue, who would you rather have on your bench for the remaining games?

                                              A) Nketiah
                                              B) Origi

                                              1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                A

                                              2. Tonyawesome69
                                                • 1 Year
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                A

                                              3. Phil's Stamps
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 9 Years
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                Cheers. Probably going to bring in Foden, adding Origi into the mix too did seem a punt too far.

                                            • FOO FIGHTER
                                                11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                The more I look at my team, the more I am thinking I should just leave it as is till the end. Rotation going to happen so may as well just ride it out as well as permacap on Salah and perma VC on Mane. If one blanks, the other will haul. Only issue is Pulisic, hopefully his calf does not keep him out. Was going to make room for Mahrez but City have a hectic schedule left with the FA Cup so rotation at City may become rife.

                                                Patrico
                                                TAA Alonso Doherty Aurier
                                                Salah(c) Mane Pulisic Martial Son
                                                Rashford

                                                Button Nketiah Connolly Robinson

                                                1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Rotation could kill you with that weak bench. But the first 11 looks solid.

                                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      I have a playing bench.

                                                      1. Goonsquad245
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        Connolly, Nketiah could lose their place at any time, Robinson might not even keep his this weekend

                                                        Nice first XI though

                                                  2. Corgzzzz
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    I have to disagree with the Nketiah comments. I think he plays till the end of the season........nice team

                                                2. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Richarlison + Aubameyang > Salah(C) + Jesus/Jiménez (-4) worth it?

                                                  Which striker is better for the run-in?

                                                  1. Boris Bodega: Holly's …
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    I would go for Jimenez, Wolves looking good, lots to play for and their fixtures look pretty good too.

                                                  2. Tonyawesome69
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Probably worth it - Jimenez

                                                3. I Member
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Are there actually Bruno benching rumours or people just guessing?

                                                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Guessing based off of his minutes in the Cup. Wouldn’t worry if he’s benched he’s benched.

                                                  2. Wild Rover
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    People on here suggesting it could happen does not constitute a rumour

                                                    1. james 101
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      So you’ve heard people suggesting it could happen?

                                                      I’ll pass it on...

                                                      1. Corgzzzz
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 5 Years
                                                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        Very funny.....made me laugh out loud

                                                    2. I Member
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      Yeah that's what I was asking. If it was coming from a news outlet or ITK source or just FFS guessing because he played 120 in the cup.

                                                      1. Wild Rover
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 9 Years
                                                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        No source other than here and no ITK

                                                        1. Wild Rover
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                          Doesn't mean it won't happen though 😉

                                                        2. james 101
                                                          • 8 Years
                                                          11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                          Existence of “Source” was commented on by 9 year veteran of popular social media organisation.

                                                          1. james 101
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                            I hear you. So much bull and conjecture.

                                                            Some gems though too. Amongst the junk.

                                                  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Would possibly be favourable, as have Taylor second sub after Lundy

                                                    1. james 101
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                      Isn’t Lundy dead to us? (For a while)

                                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                        Yep exactly - so effectively same as Taylor first sub

                                                        I’d take his 7 points at 2.1% ownership over X points from Bruno at 20.9% any day of the week, especially on a Tuesday 🙂

                                                        1. james 101
                                                          • 8 Years
                                                          11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                          I have him too

                                                4. Big Ronnie
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 6 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  If Son plays too wide again against Shef Utd would you do these moves? Son & Guendouzi to Martial & Foden.
                                                  Would mean rotating between DCL & Foden depending on fixtures and if Foden starts the previous game.

                                                  1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Yep like both those moves

                                                  2. I Member
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Sounds good to me.

                                                  3. Tonyawesome69
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    yes looks good

                                                  4. Big Ronnie
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 6 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Thanks all, much appreciated.

                                                5. Brakos2k
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Afternoon all,

                                                  Just have the funds to do Patricio and Richarlison to Pope and Mahrez with 2ft. Sound reasonable?

                                                  1. Tonyawesome69
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Seems a waste of a ft on the GK. Just keep Pat

                                                6. EL tridente
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                  Which one?
                                                  A) Jesus
                                                  B) Rashford

                                                  1. james 101
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    11 days, 21 hours ago

                                                    Rash