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

    I can't make a single WC draft without getting FOMO about at least one player :O

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not enough midfield slots

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      My best draft has three defenders costing 6.2+ and six attackers costing 8.0+ and I'm still missing Mane/Sterling/Mahrez/Jesus/Maguire. Can't own them all unless you hack the FPL site.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        No Son/Kane either

  2. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    After a 92 pointer this GW, i'm now 150 points clear of second in my ML! Decided to take a -8 this week to shift Auba, Barnes & Williams onto this team.. am I G2G?

    DDG

    Trent - Doherty - Aurier

    Salah - KDB - Pulisic - Fernandes

    Rashy - Ings - Jimmy

    Subs: Hendo, Saiss, Hayden, Fernandez.

    Armband currently on Bruno, any changes?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nice
      Would consider Salah(c)

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah it's a toss up between him, Bruno and Rashford currently.. Bournemouth and Villa have equally been woeful, I was slightly worried about Salah's minutes? But maybe not considering he's in the golden boot race?

  3. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    WC active | BB 34
    RMWCT?

    Krul Martinez
    VvD Gomez Digne Saiss Kabasele
    Salah KdB Mahrez Bruno Antonio
    Rashford DC-L Greenwood

    All I could muster with the low TV.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      decent

  4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Son -> Mahrez, yes or no?

    1. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No way. Son will play every min of every game mahrez definitely won't.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        does that matter if Spurs play like last night though? Mahrez could outscore him playing 20 mins off the bench?

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          This

    2. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I want to do it but it's for a -4 so I'm not sure

  5. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Best option?

    A) Son -----> Pulisic for free

    B) Maguire, Son, DCL -----> Lamptey, Salah, Greenwood (-4)

    I've got Mane.

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

  6. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Having some FOMO and dont know whether I should WC an already OK squad or save for a better time (which may not come with little time remaining)...

    WC this:

    Pope Henderson
    TAA AWB Saiss Lascelles Lundstram
    Salah KDB Fernandes Mahrez Cantwell
    Rashford Jimenez Connolly

    to this:

    Pope Foster
    TAA VVD Doherty Aurier Lascelles
    Salah Fernandes Mahrez Pulisic Foden
    Rashford Jimenez Greenwood

    ??

    1. WC
    2. Save

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'd probably save.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Do you really need double Pool defence or two GK, I get another United defender or City, both have easy run to finish,
      Asking similar question.

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    2FTs, 0.3ITB. Good moves? Thanks 🙂

    Son+Guendo >> Martial+ASM (Bench DCL)

    Martinez
    TAA • Doherty • Lascelles
    Salah • Son • KDB • Bruno
    Jimmy • Rash • DCL
    (3.9, Holgate, Kiko, Guendo)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      How has Saint Maximin looked?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Exceptional

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          So has Pulisic....

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Could be Pulisic instead of Martial?

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      yeah decent moves

  8. MGD
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier
    Salah - Kdb - Fernandes - Mount
    Rashford - DCL - Jimenez

    fodder - Saiss - Lascelles - Guendozi

    0.0 ITB - 2 FT .

    Actually lacking any ideas. Might want to get rid of Mount/DCL and are eyeing Mahrez..

    Any inspiration?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mount, Guendo > Foden, ASM work?

      1. MGD
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah, not a bad shout. Benching headache tho

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          true but better than deciding between 2 stinking players to play

  9. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    thoughts on son to mahrez/mane? have salah bruno pulisic
    also cap bruno over salah? bournemouth conceding more lately, utd something to play for. salah missed opening game v eve, so has played only two games.
    cheers

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mahrez

      1. kopite65
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        thanks, my thoughts to

  10. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Whos everyone captain? Pulisic gtg?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Salah or Bruno

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bruno for me

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mo.

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Salah
      Yes

    5. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      between salah an bruno at the moment

  11. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Play DCL (Spurs) or Ings (City)?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ings

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      DCL. Spurs just conceded 3 to SHU

    3. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      dlc

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Of which game?

    4. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      dcl

    5. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks, Spurs do seem to be getting worse...

  12. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    GTG?

    Hendo
    TAA Lascelles Doherty
    KDB Mahrez Bruno(C) Martial Mané
    Greenwood Jim

    Dubravka, DCL, Aurier, Egan

    ... KDB and Mané wont start will they?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      They should start.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Of course they will, nailed on

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        ...? Too quick a turnaround to be sure of that.

  13. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A) Rashford Pulisic/Willian
    B) Sterling Greenwood
    C) Mahrez Foden

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A Puli

  14. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A) Foden
    Or
    B) DCL (+4)

    Thanks

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B as Foden is 50/50 to start.

    2. poulteren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      why DCL...poor form...spurs away....poor foxtures.

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I already own DCL.
        I would do Saka > Foden (-4) and bench DCL.
        Or not do that move and just start DCL

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I’m not sure if I typed my original post correctly

  15. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    HI

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yo

  16. poulteren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    any thoughts on mahrez? no one seems to be trasnferring in

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Great pick

    2. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      think a few will be this week,prob for son, thinking same

      1. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        cheers

  17. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hi
    Best Jota and H. Barnes replecement? I have 6.2 ITB.

    A) Mahrez + Rahsford (-4)
    B) Salah/Mane + DCL (-4) Salah/Mane would be high differential in my mini-league
    C)Sterling +DCL (-4)

    Want to keep Auba, because he have high ownership in my mini-league

    Pope
    TAA Wan-Bissaka Fernandez Tayloer
    Barnes De Bruyne Willian Bruno
    Auba Jimenez
    Bench: Button, Saiss, Jota Hojberg

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A looks excellent

  18. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    For the run in guys:

    (a) Rash & Saiss
    or
    (b) AWB & Jimi

    Already have strong defence, so edging towards Rash, bur AWB has form...

  19. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Patricio
    TAA AWB Doherty Aurier
    KDB Bruno Salah(C) Pulisic
    Rashford Jimenez

    Martinez Nketiah Duda Simpson

    GTG?

  20. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Team GTG? Bench Ings?

    Krul
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Salah KDB Bruno(c) Martial Pulisic
    Jimenez Ings

    DCL Aurier Fernandez on bench

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Looks good Miguel, let's hope for some Puli magic.

    2. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Looking great!

      You captaining Bruno ahead of KDB/Salah? How come?

  21. FPLShaqiri
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Considering this WC team. Will alternate between playing Greenwood / Saiss / Taylor / Nketiah, but hopefully mostly Greenwood if I think he will start. Not sure on Mahrez, could be Martial and change keeper. Any suggestions to improve?

    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - VVD
    Salah - Kdb - Fernandes - Pulisic - Mahrez
    Greenwood - Jimenez

    Martinez - Saiss - Taylor - Nketiah

  22. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I know it’s not enough midfield slots, but who would you pick to complete this lineup for 352 or 451 formation
    Salah KDB Bruno Fernandes xxxx
    A. Pulisic
    B. Willian
    C. Foden
    D. Mahrez (-4)
    E. ASM

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Willian

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I went A as D required a hit

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      My exact issue - leaning towards A

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      F) Son

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Well lots of options then not clear cut thx folks

  23. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What to do here?

    Patricio Martin
    TAA Doherty Maguire Lascelles Kiko
    KDB Son Bruno Martial Richarlison
    DCL Jiminez Nketiah

    2FT / 0.7IT

    Richarlison to Mahrez the obvious move?
    Should I try to get Salah in for Son by doing TAA --> Gomez ?

    Could be something like: TAA + Richa + Son --> Gomez + Mahrez + Salah (-4pts)

  24. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I will be benching one of Foden and DCL.

    Even though Foden may not start, surely you play him over DCL right?

    Some might assume Foden will get benched as he played last night but you can't guess Pep can you?

    1. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Foden can still do more coming from the bench than DCL will..
      Start Foden, I'd say

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        this

      2. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah I'm thinking the same and who knows he could definitely start against Southampton

  25. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone gonna take a punt on Garcia?
    Only 4.5

    1. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thought about it.. You think he's nailed?
      Stones & Ota not really favoured by Pep..

      1. CFC1990
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I don't think he is nailed but it might Ben worth playing and having a good bench option to come in

      2. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Probably not nailed 🙁

    2. CFC1990
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Don't think I am but it's a decent punt. Anyone can play for that City team

    3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Different price but I think Mendy instead

  26. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Sane gone. City can use the money to buy a CB to partner Laporte.

    Ederson
    Walker ????? Laporte Mendy
    KDB Fernandinho Bernardo
    Mahrez Aguero Sterling

    Bravo
    Cancelo Stones Garcia Angelino
    Gundogan Rodri Zinchenko
    Foden Jesus ?????

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      They should also try to buy a good forward as well. Kun won't be able to help them for too long.

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Agree. A striker, but also a CB and possibly new full backs.

        Not much then.

  27. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Got 2 FTs, but not really sure how to use them. Any helping advice appreciated:

    Patricio
    TAA - Maguire - Doherty - Aurier - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Martial - Bruno
    Jimmy

    Bench: McCarthy - DCL - Long - Hojbjerg

    0.2 ITB.

    Might want Pope for Pat as ML rival has Pope..

    1. rilo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Pat-> Pope, Hojbjerg-> Foden (probably would be benched this GW)

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Am 0.1 short of that move due to Foden's rise last night!
        But yeah, it would have been great. Would like to get Long out of my team, but no idea who to replace him with from that price bracket

  28. Siggy in the Middle
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Likelihood of both Gomez and TAA being dropped? Pretty low right?

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I think so. He’ll want them to respond positively to the City defeat.

  29. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What would you do here?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Doherty Saiss
    Salah Bruno Martial KDB
    DCL Jim

    Martinez Sarr Ayew Ward

    1FT 0.0 ITB

  30. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    How come most football reporters are so awful at their jobs? They produce the most banal, simple, and dumb questions I've ever heard. An 11 year old or even a computer A.I. could do their jobs for them seeing as they lack any sort of personality.