Scout Notes

What next for Liverpool’s FPL assets after 4-0 thrashing at Man City?

Man City 4-0 Liverpool

  • Goals: Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m), Raheem Sterling (£11.7m), Phil Foden (£5.2m)
  • Own Goals: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m)
  • Assists: Sterling x2, Foden, De Bruyne
  • Bonus Points: De Bruyne x3, Sterling x2, Foden x1

Fantasy Premier League managers were given their first glimpse at Liverpool assets following last week’s long-awaited Premier League title win… and it was not pretty. Hope now rests on a fierce backlash for the upcoming Aston Villa match in Gameweek 33+.

After walking out to a guard of honour at the Etihad Stadium, Jurgen Klopp’s men were thumped 4-0 by Manchester City in one of the worst Liverpool displays of recent years.

We always expected a slight drop-off in quality from the Reds once the title was wrapped up, but very few would have predicted that this would manifest itself at the Etihad Stadium, where Liverpool had the chance to beat their title-rivals on the pitch as well as the table.

What followed was a performance of extremely poor defending and profligacy in the final third. While the game itself was relatively even for large spells, Manchester City were the side whose quality shone through in the key areas at both ends of the field.

“They used their chances – not all, but a lot – and we didn’t. So if City was 100 per cent deserving of course today, but a 5-3 or something like that would have been possible as well.” – Jurgen Klopp

Klopp strongly denied any criticism of his players’ attitudes at full-time, insisting only their focus was lacking in Gameweek 32+. Either way, the celebrations of the club’s first English top-flight title for 30 years are unlikely to have helped the preparation for this game.

“We didn’t behave like somebody who became champions a week ago. So like, it’s not important. It’s all good. We lacked fluidity, and that’s for sure, and in some situations – 50/50 situations – they were quicker than us in mind.” – Jurgen Klopp

The question hanging over Liverpool now is whether or not they will bounce back for the Gameweek 33+ visit of Aston Villa to Anfield. Well, there were certainly signs at the Etihad Stadium that they are capable of responding to this defeat.

It might be seven hours and 42 minutes since Liverpool’s last away goal in any competition, but five successive blanks on the road will mean nothing to them on home turf, even if there is no crowd to cheer them on.

Had Klopp’s men been handed slightly more luck against Manchester City, they might have been two goals to the good before Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) won a first-half penalty on Thursday evening.

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) was responsible for both of these chances, drawing a save from Ederson (£6.0m) for a fourth-minute volley and striking the post after a 19th-minute counter on Manchester City’s high defensive line.

Sadio Mané (£12.5m) will also be kicking himself after getting into an unmarked position from close range in the 11th minute, only to nod a Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) cross from deep into the ground.

Owners of both Salah and Mané are almost certain to hold onto Liverpool’s dangermen for Gameweek 33+ and a Gameweek 34+ trip to Brighton looks like a good a place as any to arrest their goalless run on the road. After all, this was the first time they have blanked in five away matches in all competitions since 1992. That has to end soon for a team as good as this one.

However, Fantasy managers may want to see some defensive improvements from Liverpool when Aston Villa come to Anfield, if nothing else, just to ease their minds.

For all the Reds’ excellent organisation at the back over the last two seasons, they were torn apart at ease by Pep Guardiola’s troops on Thursday night, with Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) and Joe Gomez (£5.3m) coming in for the lion’s share of the criticism.

The left-back was pulled out of position far too many times for a player of his quality, allowing Phil Foden (£5.2m) all the time he needed to slot in Manchester City’s third goal, while Gomez was run ragged by Sterling before Klopp replaced him with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.2m) at half-time, almost as an act of mercy.

To put Liverpool’s Gameweek 32+ defending into context, this was the first time they trailed by three goals at half-time of a Premier League since May 2015, as they went onto lose to Stoke City on the final day of the season. The last time Klopp found himself 3-0 down at that stage of a league match was way back during his time at Mainz in 2007.

Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold’s deduction of two points for conceding four times in a match is the first time that has happened since Gameweek 4 of the 2017/18 season, when he cost just £4.5m.

While the Reds’ attacking FPL assets appear safer from the risk of rotation for the next match, alterations to the back-line hardly feel out of the question, in light of some of their performances.

For example, Neco Williams (£4.0m) has impressed in his recent cameo appearances and would not look out of place operating in Alexander-Arnold’s role for Gameweek 33+.

Klopp arguably has less choice when it comes to tweaking his defensive set-up, now that Joel Matip (£5.2m) is out for the season and Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) missed the Manchester City game with an injury, so Gomez could earn a recall against Aston Villa. Alternatively, Fabinho (£5.4m) could reprise his role from the second half of Thursday night alongside Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) if required.

However, it must be remembered that, from a defensive perspective, Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures remain promising with Aston Villa (home), Brighton (away) and Burnley (home) their next three opponents. Dean Smith’s men are certainly unlikely to match Manchester City’s attacking credentials in Gameweek 33+, having blanked in two of their four matches since the Premier League restart.

While Manchester City’s assets were the stars of Thursday night, their success comes with caveats of their own.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) was his usual imperious self, completely dominating proceedings with his goal and assist. He was at the heart of virtually every Manchester City attack and could have ended the game with a much higher score than he did.

The Belgian played Foden in for a decent blocked shot in the eighth minute, before sliding Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) into a one-on-one with Alisson (£6.2m), which the Liverpool goalkeeper won.

De Bruyne exposed Robertson’s poor positioning once again midway through the first period, finding Jesus in space with an exquisite pass, only for the Brazilian to screw agonisingly wide.

The 50th minute saw another of De Bruyne’s near-assists. This time he was the one getting behind Robertson on the right, squaring to an onrushing Foden, whose clever attempt at goal was cleared off the line by van Dijk.

De Bruyne was then “robbed” of an assist when Sterling put away the fourth goal just after the hour, his slightly wayward shot from the Belgian’s excellent crossfield pass turned into the net by Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Then, substitute Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) was put through the middle by De Bruyne in the closing stages but dragged wide.

“(De Bruyne is) a really good player. He has something unique. He can run, the vision he has. The personality right now, making four penalties in a row when we struggled this season with them. Right now he’s the best.” – Pep Guardiola

Crucially, De Bruyne got his 11th goal of the season, taking his FPL points tally for the season to 215, breaking his previous record of 209 (2017/18). That goal came from the penalty spot, as the former Chelsea man retains control of the spot-kicks, as well as a 100% record for them this season.

Even though he has averaged 9.3 points per game since the Premier League restart, De Bruyne owners may be somewhat concerned about the prospect of rotation for the Gameweek 33+ trip to Southampton.

With just two days for recovery, he played 90 minutes against Liverpool while David Silva (£7.3m) stayed on the bench all evening and Mahrez and Bernardo Silva (£7.7m) featured only as second-half substitutes.

The same caveat also applies to Foden, who is proving just how explosive he can be when he starts matches.

As much as De Bruyne was the key player at the Etihad Stadium, Foden was his more-than-capable side-kick, linking up well with his colleagues as part of Manchester City’s front-three, creating chances and sticking them away with composure beyond his years. 

A 12-point haul against Liverpool was Foden’s second double-digit score in as many home starts and he is yet to blank in a match he has played some part in since the Premier League restart.

However, whether or not Foden can immediately reward managers who sign him for Gameweek 33+, of course, remains to be seen, considering he played 90 minutes on Thursday night.

“(Phil Foden) is a midfield player. In time he is going to learn to play holding midfielder even, because he can. When he takes the ball, he is aggressive against defenders, and shoots and scores. We cannot waste that. It is so difficult to find that quality.” – Pep Guardiola

By contrast, Mahrez’s benching arguably makes him the go-to Manchester City option for Sunday’s game, especially as he came close to further Fantasy returns against Liverpool. The Algerian snuck a powerful shot inside the near post during the closing stages, only to see it ruled out for a Foden handball in the build-up. That was a rather unfortunate way to see the goal chalked off which, had it stood, would have left Mahrez with attacking returns in every single match since the return of the Premier League. Particularly ominous as he will almost certainly start at St. Mary’s.

The same could be said of Sterling, perhaps to a lesser extent. He produced arguably his best performance of 2020 against Liverpool, spending some time at centre-forward again, and was brought off in the 78th minute, perhaps with one eye on Gameweek 33+. That said, the Englishman has been better at home recently, registering double-figures in each of his last two at the Etihad, but you have to go back to Gameweek 19 for his last attacking return on the road.

Finally, the weeks that followed Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.7m) injury have been not been kind to those hoping Jesus would become an auto-include for our Fantasy teams.

The Liverpool outing was only his second start since the Premier League came back and, to make matters worse, the Brazilian offered next to nothing.

Nothing summed up his evening more than the moment that earned him an early substitution in the 58th minute. Drifting out to the right-hand side, he played a square ball to nobody in particular, giving up possession to spark a Liverpool counter-attack. Instantly, Guardiola leapt up and ordered Mahrez to stop warming up so that he could come onto the pitch.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Mendy, Laporte (Otamendi 79′), Garcia, Walker (Cancelo 73′); Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling (B Silva 79′), Jesus (Mahrez 58′), Foden.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez (Oxlade-Chamberlain 46′), Alexander-Arnold (N Williams 76′); Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum (Keïta 62′); Mané, Firmino (Origi 62′), Salah.

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1,427 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Saint Tim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    How much do we think Garcia will play for Citeh? Other than his concussion, he's played...could be a very cheap route into their defence?

    Also, how nailed is Gomez? Looked shocking last night but will Fabinho/Williams take his spot? I have TAA but toying with the idea of a second LIV defender but can't afford VVD or Robbo

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not nailed. Can come on for a sub app too as pep makes cb switches

      They have too many CBs atm. Laporte fernand garcia stones Ota

  2. NaranjaMecanica
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB > Mahrez mad?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes!

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah that's not even sideways, it's backwards.

    3. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hell no

    4. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’m pondering the same thing. Pretty happy with my team so I’m thinking of the KDB to Mahrez back to KDB flip flop myself. It’s either genius or madness!

      1. NaranjaMecanica
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thats what I was thinking too... the flipflop move 🙂

        1. Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Would appreciate your thoughts on my team below. I think the flip flop could be maverick genius.

    5. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not if u have no value held up in kdb

    6. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes, and if you’re wondering if that’s yes do it or yes mad then there’s no hope

    7. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I don’t understand why anyone would get rid of KDB if you want to get points he is your man

  3. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Auba and Sarr to Rashford and Mahrez worth a -4?

    Or just Auba to Rashford?

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I like the look of that -4 tbh. I'd do it.

    2. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'm usually no for hits but this looks really tempting.

      Mahrez should start and Man U should thrash Bournemouth. Go for it!

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Auba to Rashford is enough I think. Chelsea are dodgy at the back so Sarr could well return. Hit could also work out though so it's a tough one

    4. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Also, kudos on answering so many questions! Wish more users would think like that.

    5. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I think that works out in the long run. Although Rashford looked a bit off the pace so I’ve gone Martial Bruno for my two Utd attacking spots.

    6. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Could I ask for your thoughts on my team below? Thanks.

  4. Pomp and Circumstance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    key question--for those with chips remaining (WC, BB, FH)--when do you think are the best weeks to use and maximize them?

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      FH as soon as possible.
      BB when you have good fixtures.

      May as well use WC now

  5. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    chasing:
    aub + barnes + willams -> green + mahrez + alonso for minus 4

    Yay or Nay

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Do the first two for free. Not a fan of Alonso anymore.

    2. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Not Alonso

  6. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Play aurier or Taylor this gw?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Taylor

    2. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Taylor

    3. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Taylor

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Taylor

    5. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks all

  7. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Jota to Jimenez worth a hit?

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Jota is a nice differential to Jimenez who everyone has now. More explosive too

    3. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      No

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Starts Saka or Nketiah?

    Have to start one

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Nketiah

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Whats your team looking like?
      I started both this week and got a 1 pointer from Nketiah lol.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Its either one of those two or start aurier

        Team value is 100.8 so gone the cheap route. Will probably switch saka to foden or something next week

  9. DAVESAVES
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Play 2 of

    A Aurier EVE
    B Saiss ARS
    C Lascelles WHU
    D Robinson bur

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B and D

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        To play? I’m on A,C atm xD

    2. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B & D

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers

  10. Kno
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    So looking at my team I see a couple of paths to take. Which one would you prefer?

    A: nketia to greenwood
    B: cheapie defender to united defender
    C: save a transfer

    Pope
    Taa doherty lascelle (holgate 3.9 trash)
    Salah kdb martial fernandes mahrez
    Jimmy dcl (nketiah)

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A gives you benching problems so B

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B --> AWB. Enough funds?

      1. Kno
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yeepp, got 5.6 to play with.

  11. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is it a bad week to do Barnes > Foden? Theres every chance Foden is benched, and i dont even know if Barnes will start. Thoughts?

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Wait

    2. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hold. Or Barnes to someone else then Foden next week?

  12. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    KDB + Mahrez + Foden / Sterling
    A - Genius
    B - Madness
    C - the thin line between genius & madness

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I had that in my draft earlier in the week. Think it's good but KDB and Foden may get rested and there's a lot of good midfield options this week

  13. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Will Greenwood keep his place in thw starting 11 do we think?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes. Done nothing wrong. James looked like a headless chicken when he came on too.

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks that's what i'm thinking too.

  14. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Worth a -8?

    Sterling, Jota, Grealish -> Salah, Greenwood, Foden?

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Definitely not. I don't reckon 2 of those 3 will even start

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      What? Why would you do Sterling to Salah?

  15. Vazza
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Which duo is better -

    A. Coady, Greenwood in a 3-4-3 set up

    B. Maguire, Lascelles/Taylor (rotation) in a 4-4-2 set up

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      B

  16. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Team is set up nicely (I think) but worried about KDB, Pulisic, TAA and Salah minutes and I think Mahrez will go nuts against Southampton.

    Pope
    AWB TAA Doherty
    KDB Salah (c) Martial Fernandes Pulisic
    Jimenez Jota

    Martinez Taylor Lascelles DCL

    1FT 0.6ITB

    KDB to Mahrez this week then back to KDB next week? Captain Fernandes/Martial instead of risking Salah 1 pointer?

  17. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    2FT here

    Patricio (Button)
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier (Soy, Lascelles)
    Mane, KDB, Son, Bruno (Guendouzi)
    Jimenez, Ings, DCL

    1) Mane+DCL -----> Martial+Kane?

    or

    2) KDB-->Martial this week (Mane stays for AVL)
    next week Mane&DCL --> KDB&Kane

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Wouldn't drop mane before villa. Hokey cokey with KDB is a risk but could work.

  18. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Pope, Martin
    Maguire, TAA,VVD, Doherty, Holgate
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Pulisic, Bruno
    Jimmy, Greenwood, Connolly

    0.1 ITB

    How's this WC? Is Greenwood actually going to play regularly?

    1. Jack da man
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Very similar to mine- greenwood will start most matches if he keeps playing as well as he has but looks like he’s on your bench most week so shouldn’t matter hugely!

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah that's the problem, not sure I want to waste utd spot on the bench given their fixtures

  19. Carroll to the rescue
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Greenwood or Nketiah?

    1. 20LEGEND
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I did DCL to Greenwood so have triple It's attack this weekend, also Barnes to Pulisic

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Greenwood by some

  20. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    We're to from here 1.3m itb

    Henderson
    TAA Saiss Aurier Egan
    Salah KDB Martial Traore Bruno
    Rashford

    Martin Jota Lundstarm Connolly

    BB left

    Cheers

    1. Jack da man
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Traoré to pulisic could be a good move if you can afford it?

    2. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Play Jota imo. Rest looks good.

  21. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    (C) on Martial or Fernandes?

    1. Laurel and Vardy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Bruno

    2. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I’ve got it on Martial. Based on the last two weeks that means you should put it on Fernandes.

      1. TONY123
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Haha I always seem to get it wrong as well

    3. Blame it on Traore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Fernandes for me

  22. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Patricio
    TAA AWB Doherty Aurier
    KDB Bruno Salah Pulisic
    Rashford Jimenez

    Martinez Nketiah Duda Simpson

    Leading ML rival by 23 points who has Pope in goal...Aurier to Taylor to cover Burnley defence or leave as it is?

  23. Jack da man
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Money no object (draft league) pick two:

    A) Sarr
    B) Antonio
    C) Bowen
    D) D Silva

    Thanks!!

  24. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Right time for Triple Captain Salah?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes. There will be a response and it could be a bloodbath.

    2. Jack da man
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      As good a time as any I reckon!

  25. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    WC active | BB 34
    RMWCT?

    Krul Martinez
    VvD Gomez AWB Saiss Holgate
    Salah KdB Mahrez Bruno Antonio
    Rashford DC-L Nketiah

    All I could muster with the low TV.

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Krul - no way.
      DCL - terrible pick
      Don't like Nketiah
      Better options than Antonio.
      Gomez might not even start. He was pants last night

      1. Blame it on Traore
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Antonio could be a decent differential pick if you're looking to climb the ranks. They have the fixtures, he seems motivated, he can be a real handful.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'd get Greenwood in over WanB so you can get Greenwood in attack. Maybe Pulisic over Antonio even though i like Antonio punt. Maybe extra money you can afford Digne over Holgate?

  26. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Can someone help with my question above.

    (Seen as thought I've commented on every post)

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Answered, thoughts below?

  27. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I've decided to play FH next week as my cheap players have good fixtures, requires a -4 as Lundstram is injured and want to get rid of Vardy this week too. Best option?

    DDG
    TAA Boly Fernandez Soyuncu
    Salah KdB Mount
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    Martinez Cantwell Foden Lundstram*

    A) Vardy, Cantwell, Lundstram to Greenwood, Mahrez, Digne -4

    B) Vardy, Mount, Lundstram to Fernandes, Digne, sub 5.9 fwd (Gayle against WHU, Nketiah, Maupay against nor?) -4

    Happy to take a random forward punt on B. Notice i have DDG in goal so Fernandes, Greenwood not an option.

    1. Badger Badger Mushroom Mush…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      A!

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks. No Fernandes could be an issue.

  28. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I am finding Jesus as a bit of an enigma at the moment. A part of me is really desperate to get him in but another part is cautious, after being brought off early yesterday do we think....

    a) He starts against Southampton, he is their only striker so being protected as much possible.

    b) Not in favour and Pep likely prefers Sterling starting in false 9

    I don't even care if people think he has looked rubbish as with KDB behind him anything is possible. My concern is how nailed he is.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Clearly not nailed, but not many good options if playing with 3 forwards.

  29. Pdrpro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Would you do Sarr to Willian/Pulisic for a -4?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes Pulisic worth it imo

  30. Blame it on Traore
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Is Sterling a better option for the run-in than Mahrez?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Both good options.

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Looks to be finding a bit of form and will def play more mins but it’s balancing the extra money to get him. If you have the money go for it

      1. Blame it on Traore
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers guys