Team News

The FPL Gameweek 33+ team news and injury updates

We round up the key injury updates and stand-out manager quotes ahead of Gameweek 33+ in our weekly summary of the pre-match press conferences.

We have heard from 18 Premier League managers so far, with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho the only two outstanding head coaches – although there is the possibility of embargoed sections from last night’s post-game pressers being released later in the day.

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Gomez absent for Liverpool as more injuries revealed after FPL deadline

There wasn’t much in the way of injury news from Jurgen Klopp’s press conference but the Liverpool boss did respond forcefully to a question on whether he would field fringe players and academy products in the run-in, saying:

They are so close, they are really good. And they are our future, 100%. But they will not play now because I want to see them in a Premier League game.

We don’t give Premier League games as Christmas presents. We cannot do that.

We have to make sure that the best XI on that day are on the pitch.

Matt Targett (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Villans, with boss Dean Smith saying:

He’s struggling. It’s not going be the reported three weeks, it’s not as bad as we first feared. We’re hopeful that he should be back for Crystal Palace [in GW35+].

Everybody else is OK at the moment.

Manchester United v Bournemouth

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t report any new serious fitness concerns but did hint at a change or two, saying:

Of course, there are a couple of knocks. You do start feeling things now after a little bit, so there might be a couple of changes but let’s see today. The boys who didn’t play on Tuesday want to play and are ready to step in if they have to.

I’ve got to wait and see because there’s a couple that’s got some knocks and bruises, so if there’s a couple of changes – don’t be surprised. Just because of fitness but there’s also so many games, I’ve got to look after them.

It’d be nice to play the team that performed so well against Sheffield United at home last time and played so well against Brighton but let’s wait and see how everyone is. I’ve got many reasons to play the same team but also reasons to rotate one or two.

Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe remain sidelined with unspecified injuries, with Jones not expected back in training for another couple of weeks and Tuanzebe out for the season.

Eddie Howe says he will make a late check on a “couple of players” ahead of Bournemouth’s trip to Old Trafford but, true to form, refused to name names.

Callum Wilson is still suspended.

Southampton v Manchester City

As mentioned above, we await news from Pep Guardiola following City’s comprehensive victory over Liverpool on Thursday.

Given that any comments would have been made straight after full-time, however, they may be of little use regarding any fresh fitness issues.

We do know that Sergio Aguero (knee) is out, at least, while Fernandinho returns from suspension.

Sofiane Boufal (thigh), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (ankle), Jannik Vestergaard (muscle), Nathan Tella (unspecified) and Yan Valery (unspecified) all look set to miss the visit of the Citizens but Ralph Hasenhuttl is at least boosted by the return of Jack Stephens and Moussa Djenepo from suspension.

The Southampton said ahead of the game:

We have a few problems, still with Pierre and also Sofiane. Not available for the weekend. Jannik Vestergaard has a few problems with a muscle injury. Yan Valery also has problems and Nathan Tella.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal

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Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle), Gabriel Martinelli (knee) and Bernd Leno (knee) remain out, while Mesut Ozil (back) faces a late fitness check ahead of Saturday’s match at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Mikel Arteta also reported “a few issues” from the win over Norwich City, adding that the Gunners have been “playing a lot of games in the last few days and some players are recovering”.

Lucas Torreira is fit, at least, and could feature in the matchday squad for the first time since early March.

Nuno Espirito Santo has a clean bill of health ahead of the visit of Arsenal so his main decision will likely once again be over his starting formation and the inclusion of Adama Traore, with the Wolves boss having frequently alternated between a 3-4-3 and a 3-5-2 from match to match and indeed during games.

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

Carlo Ancelotti sounded positive about Richarlison‘s (knock) chances of recovery ahead of Monday, saying in his pre-match presser:

Richarlison didn’t train today but I think he will be able to train tomorrow, so he is not going to have problems to play on Monday. I think he will be fine.

We have Sidibe back for this game. Out, Walcott and Delph.

We haven’t heard from Jose Mourinho apart from his post-Sheffield United press conference but there is the chance that more quotes from that media online gathering will be released from embargo on Friday or Saturday.

Japhet Tanganga (back) and Juan Foyth (knee) remain out.

Leicester City v Crystal Palace

Brendan Rodgers says that James Maddison is a doubt again after aggravating his hip problem in the defeat at Everton.

The Leicester City boss said Maddison “hopefully” wouldn’t be out for too long if he does miss out.

Roy Hodgson confirmed that Christian Benteke has recovered for Crystal Palace and said:

Martin Kelly is making big strides, so he joined in with the group for the first time today albeit only a part of the session. That’s a step forward, he’s been out for a long time.

We lost a young player, Nik Tavares, to a muscle injury, earlier this week in training. Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins still remain out, otherwise the rest of the squad are ready.

Chelsea v Watford

Fikayo Tomori (muscle) and Mateo Kovacic (Achilles) are Frank Lampard’s only confirmed absentees ahead of the visit of Watford, with the Chelsea boss saying:

Fikayo is still not fit. He’s hopefully going to be training with us somewhere through next week. He’s doing a lot of work but in terms of the last bit to get him on the training pitch, it’s been tough.

Kovacic is going to be out of this game. He hurt his Achilles during the West Ham game and will miss this one, possibly the next one after that but hopefully, it won’t be too long after that.

Watford assistant boss Craig Shakespeare didn’t report any fresh injury concerns in his pre-match press conference, meaning that Gerard Deulofeu (knee), Isaac Success (Achilles) and Daryl Janmaat (knee) are Watford’s only confirmed absentees for the visit of Southampton.

The Hornets will welcome back Nathaniel Chalobah, Andre Gray and Domingos Quina into the first-team fold, with that trio having been omitted against Southampton “to ensure the health and safety of all players.”

Burnley v Sheffield United

John Fleck (groin), John Lundstram (shoulder) and Luke Freeman (unspecified) will all be missing for the next two weeks, which leaves Chris Wilder short of options in the middle of the park and very likely ensures Sander Berge and Ben Osborn will start again after their impressive performances against Spurs.

Jack O’Connell (knee) seems to be edging closer to a comeback but Wilder remains coy on the matter, having repeatedly said over the last fortnight that he was near to a return whilst also stressing that the Blades wouldn’t take any risks with the player.

Ashley Barnes (hernia) and Matthew Lowton (foot) remain out for the Clarets and Jack Cork (ankle) is a doubt but Jay Rodriguez (hamstring), Chris Wood (Achilles), Robbie Brady (groin) and Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) are all possibilities to return.

Sean Dyche told the media:

Woody has been training this week but obviously hasn’t trained a lot. Johann has got a chance to at least be involved in some capacity. Robbie Brady maybe, Lowton definitely not, Corky’s a question mark, and Barnsey definitely not.

[Rodriguez] has got a chance. He’s trained two days after the last game against Palace so I’m hopeful that he’ll come through it and be available.

Newcastle United v West Ham United

David Moyes reports that Mark Noble (hamstring), Arthur Masuaku (ankle) and Sebastien Haller (hip) are back in training and he hopes to have “some of them back” for the trip to Newcastle.

Felipe Anderson is a slight doubt after picking up a muscle problem in the warm-up on Wednesday.

Steve Bruce says that Jamaal Lascelles (knock) and Joelinton (calf) will be assessed ahead of the game, with Sean Longstaff (hamstring) likely to miss out.

Norwich City v Brighton and Hove Albion

Daniel Farke has no new injury concerns after the defeat to Arsenal and Timm Klose returns from suspension.

Moritz Leitner (hernia) has joined Grant Hanley (hamstring), Christoph Zimmermann (back) and Sam Byram (hamstring) in being ruled out for the season, however.

Adam Webster (hamstring) and Davy Propper (calf) are expected to be fit for Albion, leaving only Jose Izquierdo (knee) on the sidelines.


More detailed information and predicted line-ups can be found in the Team News tab, which is being gradually refreshed today.


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615 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Very early thoughts on next gameweek already...
    [apologize but FPL is just so fun at the moment!]

    Rashford + Lascelles -> Ings + AWB -4?
    Would leave me with

    Pope
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    (McCarthy

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      *(McCarthy Holgate Taylor Guendoizi)

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      So you’d be bringing in an attacker against a defender for hit in the same GW?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        AWB scoring many points, kind of reckon those two could be worth a hit, no?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I would worry more about Vardy first

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yeah I can understand why you say that, as I'm very stubborn about him.

  2. Snapes on a Plane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Repost

    1FT;1.6 ITB

    Martinez
    TAA-Doherty-Saiss
    KDB-Martial-Pulisic-Son-Mane
    Rashford-Jimenez

    (Martin-Nketiah-Femina-Simpson)

    A) Son > Bruno
    B) Son > Mahrez
    C) Son+Pulisic > Bruno+Mahrez(-4)

    What to do?

    1. Pépé sur le P…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A for now. I wouldn't do C without good reason, like Pulisic being a doubt or something

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A easily

    3. harrythealien
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Just A, IMO.
      Mahrez is due a goal, but could be subed on around 60 minutes.

  3. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How would you fit Foden into this BB34/35 WC team?

    RMWCT

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial Pulisic*
    Kane Jimenez*

    McCarthy | Greenwood*, Taylor, Boly

    0.3 ITB. Considering the following:
    Jimenez + Pulisic + Greenwood ➡
    Rashford + Foden + Nketiah + 0.6m

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Martial to Foden and Jimenez to Rash

      1. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks. I've considered this, but but but, isn't Martial better than Foden more than Rash is better than Jimenez?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Think there are more decent mids to choose from than quality forwards.

  4. Miguel Sanchez
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Salah ceiling or Bruno floor for captaincy?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Im on Salah C and Bruno VC atm

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Toss a coin

      Salah if you knew he would start.

      Bruno if you like the quiet life

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What to do with this bunch?

    Pope (McCarthy)
    Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Doherty (Taylor) (Egan)
    De Bruyne, Salah, Sarr, Fernandes (Cantwell)
    Calvert-Lewin, Rashford, Jiménez

    2 FTs, 2.2 in bank.

    a) Sarr to Foden & save FT
    b) Sarr to Mahrez & a 2nd transfer to find 0.1
    c) Upgrade Cantwell & McCarthy and BB
    d) something else

    Cheers

    1. Egg noodle
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A is a much better option than anything else

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      See below - Sarr to Saint Max for 1 week and save FT is an option given Newcastle have a great fixture and he as taken off early last game. Foden must be a bench risk thus week

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah, Foden would be in apart from the 90.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          It’s annoying isnt it as I assumed he’d have limited minutes vs Pool making him a great pick for this week

          Any thoughts on my question below?

    3. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Sarr to Mahrez for the time being (Cantwell to whomever)

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lovely use of ‘whomever’

        1. Goodbye Horses
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I like to pretend I'm middle class sometimes.

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B imo

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Cheers all.

    6. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

    7. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B for me

  6. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Henderson
    Aurier - TAA - Doherty
    Martial - Mane - KDB - Pulisic - Bruno
    Rashford - Jiminez
    ________________________________
    Krul: Taylor: Holgate: Nketiah

    Who would you captain here guys? My only aim is to finsh under damn 1m! Lmao.

    On martial atm, but tempted by mane.

    Thanks guys

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If you want a solid week captain Martial I think

      It’s 100% got to be Martial or Mane

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers bud, defo between those two aint it.

    2. Egg noodle
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'd captain Mane in your position, with Martial close second. I trust Martial over Bruno purely due to his constant proximity to the opposition goal.

      Personally I don't have Mane, so captaining Martial

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks very much mate, yeah Mane would certainly help me climb. Such a tough choice.

  7. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Help please.

    DDG
    TAA, Doherty, Fernandez
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Sarr*
    Jimenez, Rashford, DCL*
    4.0 l Saiss, Saka, Holgate

    2 FT and happy with the team except DCL and Sarr but DCL has a prime fixture next week. I’m therefore thinking of a 1 week punt Sarr transfer to avoid burning one. Which do you prefer?

    A) Saint Max
    B) Foden
    C) Trossard
    D) transfer out DCL too for a cheapie like Nketiah and upgrade Sarr to Willian/ Pulisic+

    1. Egg noodle
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Newcastle horrible fixtures, don't trust trossard to start. Foden is a great option

      1. Egg noodle
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Oh sorry didn't see 1 week punt, in which case I would go St Max

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        For 1 week only though?

        Obviously Foden is the better long term option

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Haven't seen Newcastle/Brighton play but A for a punt.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Thanks TM

    3. neolgoveas
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm thinking of taking a 1 week punt myself and am currently between mahrez + St max or pulisic + Antonio. However, seeing longstaff and potentially joelinton being out could affect St max.

  8. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Captain who-
    Bruno
    Rashford
    Martial
    Mahrez

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Bruno

    2. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Bruno

  9. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Pulisic or Willian?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pulisic

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Gone for Willian myself, could go either way

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I think I'd go for Willian, mainly because of penalties.

  10. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Bottomed

    Who scores more this GW?

    A) Greenwood
    B) Pulisic (-4)

    In B I’d be basically forced to bench Greenwood in a front 8 of:

    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Bruno, Pulisic
    Rash, Jimi, Greenwood

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers Miguel

    2. RamaJama
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Looks like I’ll stick! Thanks mate

  11. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would you BB this week with this ?

    Henderson-McCarthy
    AWB-TAA-Doherty-Fernandez-Taylor
    Salah-Fernandes-KDB-Pulisic-Hayden
    Jimenez-DCL-Rashford

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      With McCarthy and Hayden, can't say yes confidently, but having used it last gw for 11 (Newcastle CS wiped at the last min hurt), the chip is overrated without dgw. If there are fixtures where you have 3 bench players with favorable fixtures, just do it.

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Cheers

  12. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Best use of FT?

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Maguire Aurier
    KDB Salah Bruno Pulisic
    Rash Jimi

    Martin, Foden, Nketiah, Holgate

  13. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Dilemma:

    A) Son & DCL -> Pulisic & Rashford
    B) Son & Saint-Maximin -> Pulisic & Martial

    Patricio
    TAA Maguire Doc
    KdB Son Fernandes Salah Saint-Max
    DCL Jimenez
    (Button - Lascelles Kiko Nketiah) 0.8itb 2FTs

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wouldn’t bin ASM this week

      1. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Nah, really struggling to justify that. Lad’s had double digits in three of his last four!!

        Also: IF bruno is out, rash is probably on pens again

  14. Scots Gooner
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Mahrez worth the gamble/risk for differential captain?

    Or play it safe with Salah or Bruno?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Doubt it. Salah should be good pick imo. Bruno was bad vs Norwich, but everyone has forgotten that.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        *Blades?

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Stick with Mo of Bruno

  15. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    How’s she looking?

    Ddg
    Trent Doherty Fernandez
    Bruno Willian Mahrez Salah
    DCL Rashford Jimmy

    Button Saka Ward Kiko

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Strong, gl

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      10/11 same as me so great hopefully

      What to do about DCL though? His fixtures are fantastic after this week... so I guess we keep

      1. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I don’t really want him but no choice for now

  16. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thinking of free hitting to this.

    Pope
    Trent aurier Doherty
    Mane Salah Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Maupay Rashford
    Connolly Lamptey Taylor

    Thoughts lads

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      From what?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        A different team.

        1. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          lol

    2. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks nice

  17. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Edging towards FH

    Had a great restart managed to get 7 points ahead from something like 50 behind and don't want to lose momentum with a -8

    Current team

    Pope
    TAA Doherty AWB (Lascelles Lunds)
    KDB Mount Son Bruno
    Auba Rash Jimenez

    Any thoughts on whether it's a waste or good move?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Waste imo

  18. Pulisick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Would anyone take a punt on Maguire over AWB??

    1. Eastman
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Prefer AWB

    2. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Six and two threes. If you fancy him to for it. I'm on De Gea.

      1. Goodbye Horses
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        *go

      2. Pulisick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yeah... I'm languishing around 80k and a bit behind in a ML full of AWB owners so tempted to punt on maguire, try and jam a header.

  19. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    What to do with this team?

    Pope
    TAA, AWB, Lascelles
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Richarlison
    Auba, Jimenez, DCL

    Subs: McCarthy, Taylor, Saka, Saiss

    A) DCL+Richarlison+Son> Rashford+Mahrez+Willian/Pulisic? (-8)
    B) DCL+Richarlison> Rashford+Foden (-4)
    C) DCL+Richarlison> Greenwood+Mahrez (-4)
    D) Richarlison>Mahrez

    1. Gearoid
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      C if it was not for a hit so D.

  20. Eastman
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A. Son > Willian
    B. Son > Pulisic
    C. Keep ?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

    2. Pulisick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      B

  21. 5 in Midfield?
    FFCommunity_
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Forward Formation

    Surely it's not just me who feels that there's a distinct lack of forwards to pick from? I'm thinking of switching to a 3-5-2 this week, with Rashford and Jimenez, bolstered by Nketiah as my 1st substitute. I feel like there's much better options in midfield in the mid-priced price bracket: Foden, Saint-Maximin and Traore spring to mind. We are also in a phase now where Nketiah, Greenwood, Connolly etc. are earning regular minutes. Should we be considering a shift in formation and moving funds back into the midfield?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes - In short

      1. FFCommunity_
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        What forward line are you on Dragon?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          The 2 point power line of Jimenez, Rashford & DCL

          Think I’ll give DCL the Norwich game and will move to 3-5-2 after that

          1. FFCommunity_
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yeh DCL becoming a tough hold

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Completely agree - would play 6 mids if I could.

      1. FFCommunity_
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I wish! Perhaps we will be hoping for Martial to be reclassified as a forward next season...

    3. Sir_Durs8
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m even considering 451 as per my wildcard team below. But yes, 5 midfielders is definitely the way to go at the moment.

      1. FFCommunity_
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That could pay off! Good luck with the wildcard.

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes. This week I would be looking at:

      Mahrez - Salah - Martial(c) - Bruno - Son

      1. FFCommunity_
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That looks a great midfield. No KDB is scary though.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Do a bit of hokey-cokey next GW (even for a -4). Get rid of the one most likely to be benched for KDB (c)

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

      the Mrs is on Wild card this week.
      Just shown me her team.
      Pope
      Azpi,TAA,Saiss
      Fernandes,Salah,KDB,Mahrez,Foden
      Rashford,Greenwood

      Martinez,Ings,Taylor,Lamptey

      So a 3-5-2 /3-4-3 with Foden,Greenwood as enablers.

      Im getting beat again. lol.

    6. Firminoooo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I will be rotating Greenwood and Foden in 343 or 352.

      Salah, Martial KdB Bruno Foden
      Jimenez Kane Greenwood.

    7. bencaraway
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      To Jimi and Rashford I've just added......Kane. Contrarian move to get back into the top 10k

    8. Celt Abroad
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m on Salah, mane, KDB, Martial, Fernandes. Still doing terrible.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Beautiful midfield. Do you reckon it’s worth keeping both Pool mids after this gw?

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Just moved to a 5

          Salah kdb mahrez fernandes martial

        2. Celt Abroad
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Their next 3 fixtures are great then I’m ditching.

          1. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            sounds good

    9. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Just moved to 3-5-2 this week
      Rashford Jimenez upfront
      Martial Bruno Mahrez mane son behind them, will her kdb next GW for son mostly

    10. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yes. Midfield is Salah Sterling KDB Pulisic Bruno with Jimenez Greenwood (Nketiah) up front.

      I also want Antonio, Foden and Martial. No room at the inn.

    11. LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Yup!

      KDB - Mahrez - Foden - Martial - Bruno
      Kane - Jimenez (Nketiah)

      I am happy with it! 🙂

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

      KDB Son Bruno Mahrez Pulisic

      That has to be the 5. I just need to add Pulisic, Vardy downgrade will enable that.

    13. Lokomotivvv
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I switched to 3-5-2 this week with Martial/B.Fernandes/KDB/Sterling/Pulisic
      Rashford/Jimenez

      Worked out quite okay so far!

  22. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    GTG? Start DCL/Lascelles??

    Allison.
    Trent Doherty Justin
    KDB Martial Bruno Foden Son Rashy Jimenez .McCarthy,Lascelles,DCL,Lundy.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      DCL

      Full 11 on that last line.

  23. Sir_Durs8
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    WC team. Thoughts?

    Pope Nyland
    AWB Alonso VVD Doherty Holgate
    Salah Mahrez Martial(c) Bruno Pulisic
    Kane Nketiah Connolly

    0.6 ITB Salah to KDB next week.

    No KDB this week is hopefully made up for the rest of the team. No TAA as I can’t afford everyone and feel that VVD is less of a rotation risk. Could go someone else instead of Kane but liking that Bournemouth game in 34.

  24. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Who scores most this week?

    A) Mount
    B) Pulisic -4
    C) Origi -4

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A

  25. LewanGOALski
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    WC Team - good to go? 🙂

    Allison - Martinez
    TAA - Doherty - Maguire (Saiss - C.Taylor)
    KDB - Mahrez - Bruno - Martial - Foden
    Kane - Jimenez (Nketiah)

    1. Judders
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looks good. I'd have AWB over Maguire though.

  26. asdf_1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    mane to salah (c) for -4 worth it???

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Unnecessary

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Both of them could haul

    3. BrutalLogiC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      no

  27. Gearoid
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Benching headache!!! I have no bench.

    2FT, 0 ITB. I need to ship Ghendouzi as part of 2FT to cover potential KDB omission.

    Pope
    TAA Doh Lascelles
    Son Bruno KDB Richarlison
    Rash Jimi DCL

    Button Holgate Ghendouzi Simpson

    A. DCL and Ghendouzi to Greenwood and 6.3M (Grealish, Mount, Sarr, Saint-Max, Moutinho, Foden)
    B. Richarlison and Ghendouzi to Pulisic/Willian and Foden/Moutinho

    Thoughts appreciated

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A. Foden, looks good but may not solve the problem as Foden could be benched as well.

  28. Benteke Fried Chicken
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Even if Liverpool rotate (unlikely) salah will still start. He’s only played 90 mins twice since the restart! Plus all the other reasons like being top scorer, Liverpool bouncing back and points record.

    I’d be gobsmacked if he didn’t start.

    (C)

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      You better be correct.....

  29. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Assuming KdB doesn’t play, For this week, would you rather have

    A: Doherty + Holgate + Pulisic + Rash + Lamptey

    B: Doherty + Aurier + Mahrez + Greenwood + Sarr

    C: Aurier + Taylor + Pulisic + Rash + Foden

  30. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Why is Salah considered so much better as a captain choice than Martial?

    Personally I've been unimpressed last few games with Salah. Plus guaranteed that he will score 0 BAPs

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Penalties

    2. Sir_Durs8
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      He shouldn’t be. I’m on Martial captain and anytime goal scorer odds was very similar between the 2.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Scored in his last 6 home games. Playing woeful villa

      Rashford better option than Martial imo. Back and forth between rash and mo for me