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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. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    How to fix this mess especially in attack?

    Pope (McCarthy)
    Alexander-Arnold, Maguire, Doherty (Egan) (Taylor)
    De Bruyne, Foden, Mahrez, Fernandes, Sarr
    Rashford, Jiménez (Connolly)

    1 FT, 7.5m in the bank, still have BB.

    Possibly need to take a hit as the City mids might only get 2 starters.

    Cheers for any help.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Keeping Jimmy?

      Would do Foden -> Sterling.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        The only keeps in attack look like KDB, Bruno and Rashford.
        Sarr gets Newcastle, Connolly will need an upgrade for BB, Jimmy & Foden/Mahrez are likely outs.

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Mahrez might get Bournemouth so I would hold for one more week.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Foden might get B'mouth too. Maybe United will force a move today.

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sarr to Puli or willian.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Might need hit for Vardy as well.

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Sarr deserves a go vs a tired Toon?

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Will he perform or haul? Just think therr are better options.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            True, I sell, he hauls.

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      the common move this week is Jimenez >> Vardy, would you do that ??

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Sure, Connolly could go also, Everton are pretty tight so both out might work.

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wow if you had the crystal ball you could have BB this week.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        or last GW, if I had taken a hit for Connolly, I might have.
        Won't BB this week for sure.

    5. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not sure you’ll need a hit, maby one of them will start and the others do good cameos like Sterling. Just upgrade Sarr to Sterling?

      Or do Sarr to Willian and Connolly to Jesus or Vardy?

    6. SH
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Connolly to Vardy. Sarr to William if you want to take a hit.

      1. SH
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Interested to know your plan for BB if you don't mind sharing. I am having a hard time whether to use my WC for BB or to use it at GW38 like a free hit.

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          36 or 37 and close my eyes. Really should have used it by now.

          1. SH
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Feeling the same! FA Cup makes it more tricky to select the team now. I will probably eye for GW37 BB and GW38 WC.

            1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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              • 11 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              37 best for Burnley/Sheffield for my guys.
              Really depends on how many of yours may not start 37.

              1. SH
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                At this point I am not too hopeful about BB, to be entirely honest. I am just torn between using the WC now (and sort my defense + get Chelsea mid) vs using it on last week (and try to field a strong starting team assuming there will be some leaks from Fpl_rockstar). Playing FH on 30+ has made everything so different for me!

                1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Same with FH30+ but didn't have a WC. I expect a BB disaster, luck not on my side these days.

                  1. SH
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Back to your team - I don't think it's a mess and taking a hit can pay off in your case. Best of luck to both of us!

    7. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      id rather keep all 3 man city mids for rest of season. Despite getting rotated i expect them to score plenty of points. Sterling last gw is an example that even 30 mins is enough for city players to make an impact

      in your case id do Sarr Jimenez to --> Pulisic Vardy

      Both Vardy and Pulisic will be instrumental for their respective clubs as top 4 battle heats up.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers, Vardy looks certain to come in I think. Might only be a 1 GW move.

    8. Jimbo-Jones
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      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Your bench isn’t too bad, don’t remove the city mids just because they might not start next week - you’ll want them back again the week after!

      When do you plan to BB?
      Will dictate whether to spend the £7m in one move, or spread it over a few players/weeks.

      If you want spend in one go, would maybe Sarr to Salah v Burnley as he hunts for Golden boot.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Hot topic makes Salah a risk.
        37 looks better for the bench atm and hope the 1st 11 start after FA Cup.

    9. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jimenez to Vardy looks good move. Plan to play BB in 36 if possible
      37 & 38 would be difficult to manage IMO

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        3 months, 13 days ago

        Burnley and Sheffield are a bit meh in 36 but get your point.

    10. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Thanks everyone.

    11. g40steve
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      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Like you I held Sarr for Norwich, he is the shining star in that team.
      The team are the problem he was making runs all game but has no support so i removed him for Willian.

      Wolves are highly annoying like my own team Forest, losing in the dying seconds.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
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        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Jimmy may well go this GW. Connolly upgrade would at least cover a City no show.

  2. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Who scores more:

    1. Digne (wol, AVL, shu)
    2. TAA (BUR, ars, CHE)

    1. RamaJama
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      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Based on fixtures A and maby more likely to start them all?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        yes TAA due a rest next match... its just whether its worth a hit as the move is an enable to do Jim >> Vardy

  3. RamaJama
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    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Think Garcia will play 3-4 of the remaining matches?

    Considering him or Saiss

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      2-3

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      3 yes

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
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      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I think he starts lion's share with Laporte, Stones taking the odd one though. Two reasons are:

      - Pep gets to judge his readiness for next season and whether he is up to being 3rd CB (presuming a new one signed also)

      - Barca sniffing around so give him game time to keep him happy

  4. The_Fish
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I think I might use my FH this week.

    Salah, TAA, KDB, Foden all rotation risks. Vardy has an amazing fixture but not sure I want after this week. Seems a good chance.

    1. In and Out
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      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I’m thinking the same huge rotation issue this week

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Who are the ones we assume will start?

        Sterling/Jesus from city?
        Mane/Firmino from Pool?
        Fernandes/Martial/Rashford/Grenwood from United?
        Even Jimmy a good option, but maby not the week for Ings?

    2. Eat my goal!
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      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Kdb literally just had a rest

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He looked tired yesterday. O wouldn't be surprised if he's benched

  5. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Best option:

    1. TAA Jimenez >> Digne (wol) Vardy (bou) [-4]
    2. Play, TAA (BUR) Jimenez (EVE)

    Ta

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      2. He can't go on for 4 blanks in a row surely.....

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    What are Jiminez owners doing? Losing patience with Jimenez, and could ship out for Ings next week.

    Vardy/Auba staring but would mean hits to ship him out.

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      similar situation, see above... just not sure its worth a hit

    2. RamaJama
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      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jimmy Eve H next and Ings Utd away. Would wait one more week to get Ings

  7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Guys what's the injury status on lascelles? Will he start this weekend?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I'd like to know this

    2. Sterling Archer
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      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      it was just a knock to the ankle, was being assessed before the west ham game at the weekend and missed yesterday, I think he will start this weekend

  8. KayserSoze
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    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bottomed!
    Rui
    Trent AWB Doc
    Sterling Bruno Mahrez Puli
    Vardy Jimi Rash
    (3.9 Kiko Lasc 3.9)

    1FT; 0.7 ITB

    Bringing in Martial would mean a hit to remove AWB
    Any other transfer ideas?
    A. Mahrez to Antonio
    B. Jimi to Ings but most probably that can wait one more GW
    C. Save and hope Mahrez starts
    D. Doc out??

    Thanks!

    1. Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I done son to Antonio

  9. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I was gutted to see the benching of Mane but luckily I’ve got Egan coming on for him

    1. Costa Nostra
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      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Lol! If only ....

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I have Nketiah 🙁

      1. Costa Nostra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        You should be good unless Greenwood doesn’t start

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I hope he starts and hauls 🙂

    3. Old Man
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      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      er ...... but Mane did come on .......

      1. Costa Nostra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I assume they both knew!??

        1. Old Man
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          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          You're probably right now that I think about. Irony is a bit lost on me at this time of the morning with two screaming grandchildren charging about. Lol at me! 😀

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            You're having fun old man !
            🙂

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Matchsticks holding eyes open .....

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Okay okay
                I take my words back

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I see that as a win !
        Mane avoided me losing 2 points via Nketiah 😀

        1. Old Man
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          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Result! 😀

  10. manu4life99
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    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Do we think Salah will be rested or given another start due to golden Boot?

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      play the man

    2. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Impossible to know. Worth keeping, can score within 30 mins.

      Only got to watch games last night, Robbo, Sterling etc all off the bench with more points than starters

    3. Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Rest

    4. Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      im just leaving him till the end now, seems the easiest approach, probably wont be my captain tho!

    5. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I think he plays

    6. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wish Klopp would play him for like 75 then pull versus 90 minutes then a benching.

    7. In and Out
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      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Have to assume he will be rested

  11. Roysgotnoboys
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    36 points above my ML rival with Bruno C tonight vs his KDB

    Where do I go from here? 2 FT’s, OR 8.7K

    Martinez
    VVD, TAA, Saiss
    KDB, Mahrez, Salah, Martial, Bruno
    Ings, Greenwood

    (Pope, Jiminez, Robinson)
    0.0 ITB

    Robinson > Lamptey means I’ll have a full bench for BB GW 37.

    Or is it time to replace Jiminez? Giroud? Don’t really want to ruin the rest of the team to get Vardy in

  12. as33
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Would u swap Rashi to Vardy(Bou), still have Greenwood and Fernandes

    1. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Probably

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yea

    3. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Looking at the exact same transfer with same united players.

  13. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is Pep gonna play David Silva every game from now til the end of the season? Two in a row, title over, second place secure...

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Dilva (c) in GW38 looks fun!

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Good call

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
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      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not every game. Still has FA Cup and champions league to consider. I think hes rested next match after 2 back to back 90 minutes.

  14. Pointless
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    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Does anyone have a link for the website that shows how many points you'd have if you'd not made any transfers all season please? Time to depress myself (having sold my captain Salah before this gameweek)

  15. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    is Rashford Jimenez >> Greenwood Vardy worth (-4) ?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe only if holding rest of the season

  16. Sgt Frank Drebin
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    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any comments from Klopp yesterday about further rotation/resting players? Yes, I mean Salah especially...

    1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
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      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nope no comment I've seen regarding Mo, I think salah starts v burnley. He's incredibly fit and klopp knows how hungry he is for golden boot.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        this... but do you think he rests TAA ?

        1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
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          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I can see a benching for TAA coming up for sure.

      2. Sgt Frank Drebin
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        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Hmm thanks. Would be nice to know for sure. I need to transfer someone out to get Vardy and Salah is the obvious choice if he gets rested. He was once already in the first fixture after the restart though...

      3. In and Out
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        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Surely Salah to Mané is a no brainier either just because of the risk?

    2. Eat my goal!
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      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Klopp has systematically bench his top players - salah will be benched imo

  17. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
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    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Still a few games obviously. Would you save a transfer here or sell mahrez for pulisic/antonio?

    Hendo
    Trent Doc Lascelles*
    Salah (c) KDB Fernandes Mahrez
    Rashford Jimmy Greenwood

    Leno*, Holgate*, Guebdouzi, Egan

    0.9ITB 1FT

    Don't really see the point in a defensive transfer at this stage of season.

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      you are gtg there

    2. Steve The Spud
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      3 months, 13 days ago

      Think I’d hold for one more

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Hold

    4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Cheers all, maybe I am overthinking, mahrez looks to be in citys first team so maybe he plays v Brighton then rested v bournemouth for FA Cup match.

    5. Old Man
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      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      First team I've seen with two MUN forwards - quite a good idea as it leaves another vital midfield space free for 3-5-2 .... but I see you're going 3-4-3 anyway

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        It was more by chance than design! The way greenwood is looking I want to play him every week anyway. so 343 for now

    6. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      The way I see it you have a big rotation risk in your midfield. Pulisic is on fire and absolutely nailed so I would do it

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah you are right about pulsic, I watch him and think he looks so involved. Kind of think my man city mids will get the next match then be rotated to save legs for FA Cup semi final. Pulisic v Norwich in Gameweek 36 may be too much to resist...

  18. Vazza
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Who to start this week

      1. Jimenez vs EVE

      2. Foden vs bha (assuming he plays 30 mins)

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Jimi I recon

      2. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Phil has higher ceiling

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Morning all in a bit of a pickle up front do you have any ideas?

      Currently greenwood/jimi/tammy

      Can only get to Vardy with a hit and means losing tammy as well who I think could be a good differential for Norwich

      Hold?

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Roysgotnoboys
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Is Giroud an option?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Hadn’t thought of that

          Could do tammy > giroud and jimi > Vardy for -4?

      3. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I've taken a punt on Giroud. Similar price to DCL and in a better side. Just he he keeps starting.

      4. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        *hope he

        lol

    • Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Who would klopp play to bench Taa?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Milner maybe?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Guess it depends if he is fit again

      2. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Some other kid like Williams?

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        If Hendo is out playing Millie as right back is one way to have him on the field, he´s vocal and have a similar role in the team being a leader. Might get a chance in midfield too, not sure why he would rest TAA but Burnley could be the one he sits out. One way to do it is Millie in midfield, Williams as right back and a forward line of Mané, Mina and Firmino. I think Williams and Eliott and Jones would get their 5 games to be champions. Eliott needs 3, the other 2 each. That sounds to me the two with 2 gets some gametime in the two easy fixtures and Eliott too, and a late cameo in one of the games vs Arsenal or Chelsea.

      4. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Could play Williams again to make up for subbing him at HT

    • Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Would you rather do

      Jiminez > Vardy

      Funded by
      Mahrez > Foden

      OR
      VVD > 4.5

      Or just bench Jiminez, play Ings and sort out bench ahead of BB with the 2FTS?

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      How this looking?

      Pope,
      Trent, Aurier, Boly
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial, Willian
      Greenwood, Vardy C

      McCarthy, Jimmy, Taylor, Holgate#

      3.4 itb

      Removed Sarr & Rashford from this current week.

      1. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Gtg

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Cheers,

    • FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Which transfer is best?

      A) Greenwood, Mahrez --> Martial, Jesus

      B) Mahrez, Jimmy --> Mane, Jesus

      C) Mahrez, Jimmy --> Sterling, Vardy

      thanks

      1. TheMooyBoys
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        probably C but looks like it's just worth holding your transfers

      2. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Jimmy to Vardy only?

    • CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Lamptey looks a good player. Is he fairly nailed at RB for rest of the season? Decent budget pick if so.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He was arguably the best Brighton player yesterday...

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wolves double def + Egan first on bench hurt a bit.

      Now hoping DCL, Rash, Bruno or AWB get rested. Slim chance right?

    • Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sell mane for salah?

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Its Mane's turn for 90mins now

    • bigdip
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Dreadful GW thus far and need to bridge game in ML and a stroke of differential luck!

      0 FTs (4.4 itb)

      DDG (Martin)
      TAA/ Saiss/ Kiko (Holgate Lascelles)
      Kdb/ Willian/ Mane(c)/ Bruno/ Saka
      Kane/ Greenwood (NKETIAH)

      A) Saka to Pulisic/Mahrez/Sarr for -4 hit
      B) Nketiah to Jimi/DCL/King/Giroud for -4hit
      C) Lascelles to AWB/Doherty/VVD/Laporte
      D) No hit

    • Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Please Kane. Quit walking around and playing defence. 9 goals away from Golden boot. GO FOR IT.

    • Bonus magnet
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      does salah get 90 min this week?

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        absolutely