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. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    GTG for this GW? Still undecided on whether to start Ings or Greenwood. Ings is clinical and will get 1-2 chances against City. I think Greenwood will start against a poor BOU. He has played in the last 2 league games, better than James and on form.

    Pope
    Saiss TAA Doherty
    Salah Martial KDB Bruno (C) Mahrez
    Jimenez Ings
    Martinez Greenwood Aurier C.Taylor

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

      I'd go Greenwood personally, horrible headache to have

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers, would you start Jimenez over Ings?

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

          Yeah, better side and think he will get a Arsenal

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

      Greenwood for me too. Think City have tightened up a bit...

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

      Greenwood

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

      Wow great TV.
      I'm 2.9 off that team

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks, I've been lucky with player picks

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Cheer everyone, I'm on Greenwood and Jimenez at the moment

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

    Good morning guys.

    Need some opinions before pulling the trigger.

    2ft’s 0.0itb.

    A) Son/Richarlison > Salah/Foden
    B) Son/Richarlison/Rashford > Salah/Pulisic or Mahrez/Greenwood -4
    C) Son/Richarlison/Doherty > Salah/Pulisic/Saïss -4
    D) Son/Richarlison > Mahrez/Pulisic
    E) Something else

    If I went B with Pulisic, I can do Hayden>Foden next week

    ROT

    Patrício
    TAA - Doherty - Maguire
    KDB - Son - Fernandes - Richarlison
    Rashford - Jiménez - DCL

    Martínez - Lascelles/Hayden/Holgate

    Thanks in advance.

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

      I like D

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B Salah

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

      d

  3. estheblessed
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any changes here I've got £1.4m in the bank and was thinking to play bench boost...

    Pope
    Maguire, Gomez, Boly
    KDB, Fernandes, Salah, Saint-Maximim
    Rashford, DCL, Jiminez

    Henderson, Barnes, PVA, Taylor

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Maybe do something with Barnes or Gomez before BB

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

        Good thinking was thinking Barnes to Foden

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I think Foden will have limited mins but is explosive when he starts and could easily get an assist or goal. Maybe Pulisic is a better option to BB this GW

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

    Start ONE of these....

    A) Connolly (NOR)
    B) DCL (tot)
    C) Lascelles (WHM)
    D) Taylor (SHU) ...got Pope

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

      c or d

    2. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      D

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

      A

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

      d

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      B

  5. 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. I genuinely want to know how they keep their jobs.

    (Repost)

  6. Whits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Richarlison to Bowen for free?

    A - YES
    B- NO

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

      no

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

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

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

      A, nailed ganetime.

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

        A, with Wiilan

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

      A

  8. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    One free transfer & 0.1 itb, any thoughts?

    Pope
    Doherty TAA Wan-Bissaka Aurier
    Mane Son KDB Fernandes
    Rashford (C) Jiminez

    Subs: DCL, Lascelles, Saka

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

      son out for someone

    2. Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Son or DCL out. Got a lot of mids to choose from, think i'm going to go with Mahrez.

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

        My only worry is Spurs have Bournemouth the week after. I may swap DCL and Rashford to Kane and Greenwood next week anyway.

  9. AlpoShearer
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Henderson
    TAA – Boly – Lacelles – Doherty
    KDB – Mount – Fernandes ©
    Greenwood – Rashford – Jimenez

    Martinez – Stevens – Grealish – El Ghazi

    A. Salah for Grealish, bench Boly (-4)
    B. Mahrez for Grealish, bench Boly (-4)
    C. Good to go

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

      I wouldn't bench Boly

  10. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Son & DCL to Mahrez & Greenwood would give me this team, with plenty left over for Guendouzi to Foden next week. What do you reckon?

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles (Saiss, Femenia)
    Mane, KDB, Mahrez, Bruno(C) (Guendouzi)
    Rashford, Jimenez, Greenwood

    1. Fit_to_drop
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Is it for a -4?

        1. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          No for free

    2. 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

      Cheers

    3. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      So who are we captaining Salah or Bruno?

      I just can't decide!!!!

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

        Bruno!

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

        Jimi

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

      Looking at Son -> Mahrez before Guendouzi -> Foden to bench DCL

      Would leave this side, good moves?

      DDG
      Trent Taylor Doh
      Mane Martial (C) KDB Mahrez
      DCL Jime Rash

      Button Lascelles Kiko Guendouzi*

    5. KP - FPL
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Reckon this is worth the transfer?

      Auba and Son ----> Kane and Mahrez (-4)

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

        Very unsure on Kane personally

    6. Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      C Salah right?

      Pope

      TAA Boly Fernandez

      Mount KDB Fernandes Son Salah

      Jimenez Rashford

      Bench Leno Greenwood Stevens Lundstram

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

        Mmmm Bruno?

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

        I'd go Rash ha!

    7. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      What do we reckon Fodens price will be next year? Got a feeling he will be in a lot of teams.

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

        7.5-8 maybe

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

          Yep, 7.5 for me and straight in the side.

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

        8.5

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

      would you wildcard from this? 1ft

      Guaita
      TAA AWB Taylor
      Salah KDB Bruno Martial Cantwell
      Vardy Kane

      Martin Boly Nketiah Egan

      to this?

      Pope*
      Lascelles* Azpi* Taylor
      Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez*
      Kane Rashford* Greenwood*

      Patricio* Boly Foden* Digne*

      1. Fit_to_drop
          2 months, 18 days ago

          2nd Team v strong attacking though defence is weak and money could be spent better.The defence on Team 1 is a lot better.I wouldnt select Azpi and Lascelles wont be points every week.

      2. Jeremiah
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thoughts on DCL > Greenwood?

        Already have Brune & Rashford!

        Cheers 🙂

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

          like it. Although Greenwood could be the one to be benched if he has a couple of bad games. But for this week its good

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

        Are there any Son owners keeping him this week?
        I'm already on a -4 but tempted to take another hit for Son to Mahrez for the remaining fixtures city have?
        Cannot decide if its worth it, any help thanks!

        Pope
        TAA Maguire Doherty
        Salah Martial Bruno KDB Son
        DCL Jimi
        Martinez Nketiah Aurier Fernandez

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Sold for Martial yesterday

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

            In my situation would you take the hit now for Mahrez? Or hold a week?

            1. POLSKA GOLA
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              I think it would pay back in the long term but -8 is a big rank drop this week, it’s your call but I would hold

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

              Hi mate, team looks good i'd prob hold, i only done the move so i could afford AWB for a cheaper defender.

      4. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        What would you say about Son Guendo DCL to Mahrez Willian Connolly -4 ?

        Or go for Pulisic ?

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

          Puli for me but can see the appeal

        2. Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Have you already got 3 united? If not just Son & DCL to Mahrez & Greenwood

      5. PL Ball
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Pick one:

        A) Saka + Sarr ==> Foden + Pulisic
        B) Ayew + Sarr ==> Mahrez + Nketiah

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

          B but Greenwood instead

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

        Martial surely the best captain pick this GW.

        - Nailed to start (can't say the same about Salah, Mane and KDB).
        - Playing OOP (striker, but classified as a midfielder)
        - At home (where he has scored most of his FPL points and where he has picked up 3 of his 4 double digit scores this season)
        - Bookies odds say he is the player this GW (out of every player) that is most likely to score, score at least two goals, and score a hat-trick
        - Good matchup (Man Utd playing at home - 3rd best for xG and actual goals at home, Bournemouth away - 4th worst for xGC and actual goals conceded away)

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Thinking the same

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

            If you haven't got Martial. you would say Rashford next best (not quite as good as Martial at home, but better than Martial away from home).

            If Salah was nailed to start then Salah and Martial is a close match up. But Salah played 90 mins yesterday. He is going to be benched at some point. Is it against Villa or someone else?

            1. POLSKA GOLA
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Martial, Salah, Rash in that order for me, got all three

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

          And that is why I'm going Mahrez XD my first pick is always wrong so I'm just going with my second pick :p

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

          surley the bookies odds are better on Salah (if he starts)?

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

            Nope. Martial has shorter odds in terms of scoring, scoring 2+ goals and scoring a hat-trick. It is tight, but Martial still has the edge.

            Martial: 5/2, 10/3, 14/1
            Salah: 14/5, 7/2, 16/1

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

              wow yeah Martial really is very short

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

          City are away to saints... not that it matters that much these days

        5. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          If I had him....

          I’ve got to choose between Salah, Mahrez, KDB, Bruno, Rash and Greenwood (and Jimi) 😆

          It’s impossible!

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

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

        I know A is the best one but Im down 60 pts in my mini league and the guy above me has both guys in A ( only have Tc chip left )
        What should I do?

        1. balint84
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          C) Mahrez (C)

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

          B

        3. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          You won't make gains on your rival if you have too many of the same players as they do

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

            Do you think I can make up the points by my Tc and captaining someone different

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

        G2G here?

        Pope
        TAA Doherty AWB
        Salah KDB Bruno C Mahrez
        Rashford Jimenez DCL

        Martinez Taylor Fernandez Saka

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

          Looks good, DLC ahead of Taylor or Fernandez though? DLC due a goal, but I'm overly convinced.

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

            Cheers yeah i usually just play the striker when in doubt.

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

          looks very good Ninja. Not worried about Bruno captain? i.e. concerned he plays deeper again like Sheffield?
          Salah not a better pick or worried on rotation?

          Can you help me above mate really stuck what to do this week!

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

            Hi mate, cheers, not set on capt yet, yes worried about Salah mins. I have replied above.

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

              thanks for the reply mate. good luck.
              I can't decide between Bruno, Martial or Salah.

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

          Very nice. Not sure on DCL but rest looks great. Tough call on Captain, I’m on Mo. Also I’d have Fede first sub. GL mate

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

            Cheers, as i have Pope, putting Fern 1st sub is a good shout.

        4. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Gtg yeah

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Who are you captaining?

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

              On Bruno right now as i'm worried about Salah mins. Not totally convinced though.

      9. Oooo Matron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Lots of talk about binning off Son, but he's got 12 points over last two weeks. Not amazing, but he's ticking over in a disjointed Spurs team.

        Everton could be tough, but he's got a terrible Bournemouth team the week after. I'm wary of shifting him to Mahrez with City's rotation.

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

          I think playing the Pep roulette is worth it over that Spurs dross

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

          Mahrez is outscoring Son with less minutes for less money.

        3. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I'd say it's a don't buy don't sell don't captain situation.

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

        Made my 2FT last night. This is how the team looks atm - undecided on captain!

        3.3itb
        Pope
        TAA, Doherty, Lascelles
        Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Bruno
        Rash, Jimi, Greenwood
        (Martin) (Kiko, Guendo*, Simpson)

        Question I have is, is it worth a -4 to switch Guendo > Pulisic and then have a headache of which of the front 8 to bench or am I G2G?

        Cheers

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I'd captain one of Bruno/Rashford. As you said, a hit will just result in a benching headache so gtg.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks mate. Mahrez is tempting also!

            Captain choices at this stage are so crucial. Such a pain lol

      11. Mattymo23
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Please help

        A) Guendouzi to ASM
        B) Guendouzi to Foden
        C) Guendouzi + DCL to Pulisic +Nketiah (-4)

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          B

      12. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 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. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          That’s a tough one! I think I prefer A on balance

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Thanks.

        2. Lev Yashin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Any particular reason you want Digne? Attack threat I presume.
          Holgate could open up your options a little more but having said that, if you can't get 3 MUN then I'd go for A.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Cheers. Both options include 3 ManUtd as i hae DDG in goal.

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            And yeah Digne is one of my favourite FPL players, you never know if you get a -2 or 15

      13. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        DDG, Button
        TAA, Doherty, Saïss, Holagte, Fernandez
        Mané, Bruno, KdB, Bergwijn, Davis
        Jimenez, Ings, DCL

        A) Davis + DCL -> Puli + Greenwood
        B) Fernandez + Bergwijn -> 3.9 + Mahrez
        C) Any suggestions?

        1. balint84
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Bergwihj to Pulisic

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I like A, thoughts above?

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

        TAA + Richa + Son --> Gomez + Mahrez + Salah for -4pts, YAY or NAY

        My current team is:

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

        2FT / 0.7IT

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Nay, Gomez subbed at ht, might not start next game.