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De Bruyne and Foden unlucky as Silva and Sterling score big for Man City

Man City 5-0 Newcastle

  • Goals: Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m), David Silva (£7.3m), Raheem Sterling (£11.7m)
  • Own Goals: Federico Fernández
  • Assists: D Silva x2, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m), Sterling
  • Bonus Points: D Silva x3, Jesus x2, De Bruyne x1, Sterling x1

Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Newcastle was very much achieved by the alternative options with the more mainstream Fantasy assets struggling to live up to their billing.

While Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) managed just one assist in the rout, Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) reminded managers how much of an explosive differential he could be for the remainder of the Premier League season as he scored 10 points on Wednesday evening.

The England international only played 29 minutes in Gameweek 34+ but still managed to come away with a goal, an assist and one bonus point as he operated as a centre-forward once again.

The fact that he initially was rested for this game is great news for the 16.3% invested in Sterling looking forward to the Gameweek 35+ trip to Brighton as it would imply he will start at the Amex Stadium.

However, he might be of more use to Fantasy backers in the Gameweek 36+ home game against Bournemouth, considering where his attacking returns have come since the Premier League returned.

From Gameweek 30+ onwards, every one of Sterling’s three goals and three assists has come at the Etihad Stadium, the player blanking in both of his away trips during that period.

Sterling’s latest spell up-front could be somewhat ominous for owners of Gabriel Jesus (£9.6m) in Gameweek 35+, who has struggled to make that spot his own since Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.7m) injury. The Brazilian by no means had a poor game, putting up eight points against Newcastle before coming off on the hour-mark.

Jesus could have taken a little more from the game too, which was very open in Manchester City’s favour, as he could not direct a first-half header beyond Martin Dúbravka (£5.1m) and saw his pass into Phil Foden (£5.4m) screwed wide shortly after. Jesus was also in possession of the ball when Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) tackled him and kicked it onto Federico Fernández (£4.6m) for the own goal that made it 3-0.

Whether or not Pep Guardiola decides to start him for that trip to Brighton is rather hard to second guess at this stage though. Coming off around the 60th minute sometimes implies the manager wants to keep that player fresh for the next outing, but that happened for Sterling at Southampton before his Gameweek 34+ benching. Perhaps, with both player’s minutes now managed over the last two matches, Jesus and Sterling could start together at Brighton.

After all, it does seem unlikely that Foden will feature from the beginning next time out as he is yet to make a start away from home since the Premier League restart.

Those in possession of the budget midfielder will be cursing their luck after his blank against Newcastle as he really should have come away with at least a brace.

After acting as the assister for the assist of the first two goals, Foden went through for a chance of his own in the 39th minute. A neat one-two with Jesus put the goal at his mercy, but the midfielder somehow managed to pull it wide of the post when he really should have scored.

It was even more galling for his owners in the opening exchanges of the second half. In the 49th minute, De Bruyne looped a cross over to Foden on the back post for what looked an easy chance from very close range. But the budget midfielder looked in two minds as he approached the ball, almost standing on it as he spooned agonisingly wide.

Despite the frustrating nature of both near-goal incidents, the level-headed way of responding to such a performance would be to retain faith in Foden, perhaps benching him for Gameweek 34+ and bringing him back into the starting line-up when Bournemouth come to the Etihad Stadium in Gameweek 35+. Even though he failed to return on Wednesday evening, the youngster still averages 9.3 points per home game since the Premier League restart.

Mahrez’s credentials for Fantasy inclusion continue to look good, especially at home. He was one of Manchester City’s most dangerous players before youngster Tommy Doyle (£4.5m) replaced him in the 74th minute.

The Algerian was rewarded with his 10th strike of the season, taking him into double figures for both goals and assists for the first time as a Manchester City player.

It was also Mahrez’s fifth attacking return of the Premier League restart, although, like many of his colleagues, the majority of them have come at home.

Even though the huge contingent of De Bruyne captainers were disappointed to get just one return from a 5-0 win, he was almost as unlucky as Foden not to come away with more from the 5-0 win.

In the 44th minute, De Bruyne played a shot-turned-cross into the box, only to see his own player Rodrigo (£5.3m) direct it over the bar like a defender’s clearance.

He was then stood over the direct free-kick won by Sterling in the second half, having netted plenty of them this season. However, it was David Silva (£7.3m) who pulled rank and dispatched it himself.

It was Silva who blocked another De Bruyne goal involvement in the 74th minute, the Belgian getting around the back on the left-hand side, squaring to his colleague who could only force a save out of Dúbravka from the edge of the six-yard box.

Then as stoppage time beckoned, De Bruyne won the ball on the right, offloading to Silva. He pressed towards goal from a tight angle but could not trouble the goalkeeper with his effort.

For all of those reasons, De Bruyne’s place in Fantasy teams remains exceptionally secure, especially with Brighton and Bournemouth up next.

Despite those late fluffs, Silva was actually the top-scoring player from this game, his goal, two assists and three bonus making for a 17-point haul.

Whether that sets him apart as an option for the run-in is probably still in question though. 90-minute outings in each of the last two matches will not have done him any favours in terms of starting at Brighton. Furthermore, since the Premier League came back, Silva has only delivered attacking returns in two of a possible six matches.

“We have games every three days so everybody has to play.” – Pep Guardiola

It was arguably very difficult to find too many takeaways from this game as far as Newcastle were concerned.

Recent injury problems forced Steve Bruce into a back-five that featured three full-backs, with both 

With Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) and Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) standing a better chance of involvement in the Gameweek 35+ trip to Watford, the Magpies are sure to have better fortunes at Vicarage Road than they did at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Stones, Otamendi, Cancelo (Walker 46′); Rodrigo (Gündogan 46′), De Bruyne, D Silva; Foden (B Silva 61′), Jesus (Sterling 61′), Mahrez (Doyle 75′).

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1): Dúbravka; Rose, Fernández, Schär, Krafth (Muto 84′), Yedlin; Ritchie (Atsu 84′), Bentaleb, Shelvey (M Longstaff 66′), Lazaro (Manquillo 66′); Joelinton (Gayle 66′).

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  1. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    rip salah sellers

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Hurts enough not capping him.

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Just don't :'(

    3. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I didn't get him after restart, in order to Goa differential route but this week he truly hurt the OR for me as my punts didn't work

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Somehow still have Lundstram and 1 million itb so best defender for 5.6 or less?

    A. City defender
    B. West Ham defender
    C. Spurs defender

    Already have TAA, Boly, Egan and Lascelles, DDG in goal.

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Only a

  3. ZTF
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Ddg (3.9)
    TAA Doherty Saiss (C.Taylor, Ngakia)
    Salah Kdb Mahrez Bruno Martial
    Jimenez (Connolly, Nketiah*)

    1 FT, 1.4m. Which of the following?

    A) Ddg, Nketiah to Ederson, Greenwood -4
    B) Ngakia to City DEF
    C) Other

  4. juho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    I'm building towards a GW37 BB

    Pick one please:
    A) Jimenez + Rashford -> Vardy + Greenwood
    B) McBurnie + Rashford -> Vardy + Greenwood

    Is B) a no-brainer?

    1. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Do you really want Vardy on your BB for 37 against Spurs? Next 2 look good for him.

      1. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Sadly, i have no idea when else to BB given my squad.

        Spurs have nothing to play for, and are mid-table in terms of xGC since the restart

  5. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Scattered thoughts:

    Losing patience with Jim.

    Itching to get Willian but hard to fit in.

    Not sure why I have Kane. Keen to turn him into Vardy.

    Tempted to kneejerk Foden straight out. lol.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      DDG, Button
      TAA, Egan, Boly, Lundstram, Lascelles
      Salah, KDB, Foden, Bruno, Duda
      Greenwood, Kane, Auba

      Priority is to lose Lundstram right and I have 5.6 to do it.
      Any recommendations?

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Foden played well i heard, i'm keeping.

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        still rate him but minutes are the issue. And I want Willian.

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          manCity players can get points with 30 minutes gametime too.

          1. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            I know, that's why I currently have 3.

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Give Jim one more week then possibly swap out for a Chelsea striker if we get a hint of who's playing.

      I will probably swap Salah out for Willian after the Burnley game.

      Too early in the GW to decide on Kane, he has the ideal fixture to grab a haul and regain some swagger, but if not, then Vardy is as good an option as any (possibly Ings in a couple of gws too).

      Admittedly I only watched the extended highlights, but Foden looked like he should have had at least two, maybe more. And being dragged off on 60 means he has a good chance of starting the next one too. But if you have the cash and no other issues, a swap to Sterling could be a shrewd move too.

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        hmmm...I'm not too keen on Chelsea strikers....too much uncertainty...the mids are where its at imho.

        Agree on Kane, but honestly never really wanted him. Was just slim pickings. He hasn't impressed me. I really like Vardy.

        Foden's minutes are the only issue...still good value but there are so many good mid options atm.

        Appreciate the thoughts though mate!

  6. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Who would you rather have as a first sub option?

    A) Mousset
    B) Connolly

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B

  7. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Dilva not an option for the last few weeks?

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      nah, too old and Pep rotates too much

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Thinking of Triple Captaining him for Norwich

      His last home league game for City - surely guaranteed 90 mins & it’s the type of game that would suit him

      I’d say they’ll do everything under the sun to get him onto the scoresheet in that game - pens, the whole works

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        If I FH GW38, there's a high chance I will get him, good case you make there. Still don't like him otherwise, though...

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah it’s GW38 that looks like a decent once off punt

          I just lost 8 points by doing Salah > Sterling so need to get them back from somewhere 🙂

      2. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        First name on my FH38 team

  8. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any price changes today? No Hot Topic on it yet?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      There is now.

      1. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks TM

  9. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Pope,
    TAA, VVD, Doherty
    KDB, Mahrez, Foden, Bruno, Martial
    Greenwood, Jimmy

    Martin, Connolly, Holgate, Taylor

    1FT, 7.2m ITB

    A) Connolly -> Vardy
    B) Jimmy & Mahrez -> Vardy & Salah (-4)
    C) something else

  10. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    @TM sorry but gotta laugh...just looked at your team...sold Salah for Foden and two mega hauls on the bench 😆

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I think you need to dump Rash and Jim...and look at getting a Chelsea mid

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Not much worse than last week. Really should have used the money or just sold Sarr. BB will be a disaster whenever played.

  11. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Would've liked Mahrez at Arsenal...got much more to his game than Pepe.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      What price you reckon he gets next year?

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        9.0m or 9.5m. Not too sure really, what you reckon?

        1. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          probably atleast 9.5m...9.0 probably too cheap...but honestly not sure

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Saka could be the RW we thought pepe would become for us

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Pepe will still come good methinks.

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          im not sure why he isnt a regular starter tbh hes done alright. I would much rather prefer Saka-Auba-Pepe front 3 to what we play currently

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            first season blues.

            he'll develop more under arteta than emery.

            1. Nabs Kebabs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              That is also very true. But Lille was a completely different set up, he always had loads of space to break into...he doesn't have that with us. I just don't see him becoming a world beater. Complete waster of money imo....but more than happy to be proven wrong

              1. L S P
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                well, the amount of money we spent on him is a whole different kettle of idiotic fish.

                i just see arteta being able to get more out of him...given a bit more time.

                1. Nabs Kebabs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  yep, and what clubs need to realise is that when you put such a high price tag on a player...you put pressure on the player to live up to that. Stupid.

        2. Nabs Kebabs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I'm not so convinced, he hasn't impressed me much, tbh.

      2. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah I like Saka. He is already better than Pepe (for us). Obviously put Saka in another league/country and it will be a bit difficult.

        Btw I love Guendouzi, but I think he needs to go. We should cash in.

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          i love the kid too but could be time to change my name and grav soon hahah. Maybe to Saka

  12. The Trentminator
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Bench one:

    A Mahrez (bha)
    B Foden (bha)
    C Jimenwz (EVE)

    1. The Trentminator
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      *C is Jimenez (Typo)

    2. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Foden, unlikely to start...I might even sell

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      B for me i think

    4. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      C

  13. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    This season I have learned you need to be ruthless...seriously, seriously considering Foden straight out.

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      i was ruthless with Vardy 2 GWs ago

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Got Rashford

      2. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        You have to be less ruthless with players like Vardy though, fit, determined, almost always plays 90, pens + talisman (baps monster). He can always burn you.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      If I start getting ruthless, my team will be painted with -8pts every other week 😀

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I was ruthless with Salah after he had went 3,6,5,3,2,3,6,2,3,2,2 from his last 11 away games without Mane on the pitch

      Of course Klopp decided to bench Mane, which allowed Salah to continue his trend of mega hauling in every away game Mane hasn’t started (13, 14, 18)

      Not only that, but he just decided to casually post his biggest score of the season... and it came in an away match

      1. Nabs Kebabs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        refer to my reply to guendouzi...you have to also be a bit picky with who you are ruthless towards. Players like Salah, KDB, Vardy, Jimenez I tend to give extra chances.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I getcha, be ruthless, but don’t be ruthless 😉

          1. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Oh, I've been ruthless alright...72 points worth of hits this season 😆

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Sounds more reckless than ruthless - I’ve done 52 points of hits this season I think.... I'm *definitely* calling that reckless!

      2. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        these are unexpected kinds of things that just can't be accounted for. just have to shrug it off.

        (Salah - TC vs AVL here)

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Very true - you have to keep going through those things - Still got a green arrow to low 40k’s somehow (Vardy, Sterling, KDB Cap, Pope) but it should have been more

          Watching Egan’s goal wipe out Boly & Saiss’s CA’s was also painful, and Taylor’s 12 point first sub isn’t ideal either

          But Martial, Rash, Bruno might help hold onto a green or even maybe scrape it into the high 30k’s by tonight, you never know...

          The points I’ve left on the table this season through decisions that went wrong seem to have been obscene at times though....

          Adding that lost 8 points lost from Mo> Sterling above to the list - the 20 points lost from playing Ota ahead of Lundy back in GW11, or the 8 points from last minute cap switch from KDB > Kun in GW30, or the 52 points of hits earlier in the season & many others

          You need to be on the right side of more of those calls to get top 10k’s unfortunately!

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Very true.

            I had high hopes after hitting 25k two weeks after the restart but DDG/Rashford over Pope/Martial on my WC probably cost me the chance.

            Though I’m still at 34k, currently 40pts off the pace so not saying no chance quite yet...

            GL!

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Good luck mate

            2. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              I have seen so many unlucky with WC and free hit.
              Captain choices alone could have a 50 point swing.

      3. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        What's your plan with salah maximus? Straight back in?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I don’t think so - just have to take it on the chin now & hope sterling can match him over the run in

          And to be honest I’d do the same move again - there was absolutely nothing signposting Mane was going to be bbe niches

          If I’d known Mane was going to be benched I definitely would NOT have sold Salah though - an did honestly have captained him - id shared some analysis on this earlier in the season a few times - Salah’s record when Mané doesn’t start is bananas - must be around 12-13 PPG now on a 5 or 6 game sample

          You just can’t really tell when Mané won’t start unfort

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            *nothing signposting mane was going to be benched

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Yes, I saw your great analysis before. Think you're in a good spot with sterling. I went salah to Foden to give me Foden, KDB, Mahrez and funds to upgrade Connolly to Vardy this week.

              Now I'm fearing a Mahrez benching and wondering if I should take a hit to bring Salah back for Mahrez and Vardy in for Jimmy. Hmmm food for thought.

              Thanks for your comments!

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Hard to know mate, Vardy looks a good call though, think he’s captain material this week actually

                Salah is dangerous vs Burnley for sure though... in that situation you probably have to look at what would wind you up more - getting Salah back in & him missing or blanking Burnley or Mahrez hauling either from the start or from the bench.... vs. Salah smashing Burnley - a tough one but good luck with it!

                1. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  Bournemouth up for city the week following as well. Hmm maybe just go with Vardy (c) and avoid the hit

          2. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Greenwood saved me. I had every intention to move Salah to Sterling (eye test) and confirmed last GW. I just wanted Greenwood more and used my transfer there. A lucky no transfer!

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Hopefully he goes one further & braces for you again tonight 🙂

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 days ago

                Hope you make the right choice next GW too. Sheer luck

    4. The King Wilson return
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Pep's roulette seem to be guessable with one random benching. It's a good plan to keep players fresh and hungry for champs league. I'm taking foden out too, for Salah or sterling

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Foden seems the logical bench candidate (if ever there was Pep logic) But many got Foden for price. If you think he is benched this week, maybe roll a transfer if nothing else to do.

  14. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Should I start Ings or Jota over Foden?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ings

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ings

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

  15. Soto Ayam
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Which do you prefer?

    A) son (ARS) to KDB (bri) for -4
    B) play son
    C) play ings (man utd)

    ?

    Cheers

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      probably C

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers,

  16. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Thinking just Kane -> Vardy this coming GW here?

    Martinez.
    TAA, Azpilicueta, AWB.
    Pulisic, Sterling, Mahrez, Fernandes, KDB.
    Kane, Greenwood.
    Pope, Saiss, Holgate, Nketiah.
    1ft, 1.0m ITB.

  17. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Better move before next GW?
    A) Lascelles/Kiko > Digne
    B) Lascelles/Kiko > Doherty
    C) Jimmy > Vardy
    D) Jimmy > Jesus

    Team for reference:
    Pope Mccarthy
    TAA Saiss Kiko Lascelles Taylor
    Salah KDB Martial Bruno Willian
    Rashford Jimmy Nketiah

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      if i could do C without taking a hit, i would do it (i can't)

      1. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah this is an FT, i have 2.8m itb.

        Defence is not great for attacking returns though, apart from TAA

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Your defense is suspect.

          I wouldn’t bring in doh at this stage. Digne could be worthwhile but I don’t understand EVE.

          Azpi maybe?

          1. GuenDoozy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Azpi's only looking good for for a CS against norwich. Would consider Aurier but he has burned my with a red card in the past. Agree on Digne, not sure if EVE have enough to play for. Which is why Doherty might be the option, fixtures look good for CS's.

            1. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              I’d see what wolves do against EVE.

              (He says as a Doh-Saiss owner...)

              1. GuenDoozy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 16 days ago

                cheers for your feedback..i think Ill get Doh in for everton if none of my United boys get injured this GW, risk Lascelles still injured, Kiko Rested and Taylor vs LIV. Thats where my team needs investment

                1. L S P
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 days ago

                  GL!

  18. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Son to mane/Salah?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mane

  19. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    hits have been too fun this season...

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez
    Kane Jimenez

    Pope Foden Holgate Lascelles

    1FT, 0.9m

    Strongly considering: Kane, Jimenez, Foden -> Vardy, Ings, Willian (-8). Only thing that may stop me is a brilliant Kane performance.

    1. Nabs Kebabs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Kane Jimenez Greenwood* is my current strikeforce

  20. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Where (what positions) are you guys finding you are getting most points per player recently?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Midfield I guess. Frontline has been useless.

      Losing too many CSs just because of one goal recently.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Since restart,

        Defense+GK : 84pts
        Midfield : 135pts
        Frontline : 77pts

        *Excluding this week*

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Goalkeepers?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            5.8 per player

            Mid has 7.94 per player
            Fwd has 7 per player

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Brilliant. Early mids choices and captains make the OR difference it seems. My keeper got 64 points in 7 games. May not be the best but choosing my keepers has probably been the biggest difference for me in moving up the rankings.

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Note points per player

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Mids by a country mile

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Per player?

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah easily. Salah, Willian, Bruno, Martial and KDB owner. Fwds and Defs have flopped, wish I could just get Pulisic and Sterling instead

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Gpt Pulisic and saved by Greenwood in not getting sterling this week. salah points sheer luck on my part

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              Got sorry

  21. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Son, Nketiah > fodder, Vardy (-4)

    Gives me this squad:
    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Pulisic
    Vardy, Greenwood, Jimenez
    (Martin; Saiss, Holgate, fodder)

    Go ahead with it? Also contemplating whether to drop Doh or Jim.

    1. JUNITED
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Why not Jimenez to Vardy and keep Son?

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        This^ Do you really need to move Nketiah at this stage?

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        Only 0.1itb to work with. Kim to Vardy will not work for me as a straight swap.

  22. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Would you freehit this team here? Preferably would want to use it last gw

    Pat

    Doh Taa * Aurier

    Salah * KDB * Mahrez * Bruno

    Vardy Rashford Greenwood

    Button Lascelles * Holgate * Guendozi *

    Have 0.5 itb so Guendozi can becomeSaka or Holgate / Lascelles can become Justin

  23. Chelsea91
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Play Saiss or DCL for GW 35?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Dom

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        do you think wolves will not get clean sheet?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          They will probably concede one goal again, sigh...

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            Ebbs and flows! Yep

          2. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 16 days ago

            okay mate thanks

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Dcl

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        thanks mate will go dcl than

  24. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Crazy how a single player hauls and change things upside down..was leading by 42 points at the start of the gw..salah changed things rival cap salah and I have Mane..

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Ouch!!!!! Not your fault though. Very reasonable choice for an away game.

  25. JUNITED
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Through my experienced. Listening to people, advice in all websites & thinking it too hard is not gonna work. I decided not to be active in this site as I used to, I must say my FPL this year has improved drastically. I'm on 1900th rank. Something 100x better than I have ever achieved before.

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Too much info

    2. Utopsis
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah agreed.

      No one on here is clairvoyant - just experienced and knowledgeable. That's really useful for marginal selection dilemmas or 1/2 transfers in/out, but not as much for mass team overhauls as you'll end up chasing your tail IMO.

      Also good to share your my knowledge with others, for what it's worth.

  26. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Guys what's the injury status of lascelles?? Will he play this weekend?

  27. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Any chance one of aurier Bruno or rashford doesn’t feature today?

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Close to 0, but Rash could be rested if his back is hurting

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      Dont Think so, had rest, chasing CL and settled A successful tesm

  28. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Worth -4 to get Vardy and c him?

    A) Dcl/Jimmy to Max 5.4/Vardy

    B) Rashford/Jimmy to Greemwood/Vardy

    C) Doherty/Jimmy to Saiss/Vardy

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      I like B for this week only. Not sue of -4 though. Rash and Jimmi could easily match Greenwood Vardy.

  29. theoldgit
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone else think Salah is due for rotation?

    Mane and Firmino rotated in the last two games.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      No, Salah will play all of it to try and win the golden boot. He looked extremely hungry for goals last night

      1. zøphar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 16 days ago

        this is opinion being presented as fact

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 days ago

          I think more a turn of phrase. I know what you mean though. I catch myself doing it now and again.

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 16 days ago

      What could save him is golden boot.

  30. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 16 days ago

    For the rest of the season...
    A. Salah + Giroud(35-36)&/Ings(37-38)
    B. Mahrez + Jesus ?