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Willian and Pulisic make case for Chelsea double-up with Norwich on horizon

Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea

  • Goals: Wilfried Zaha (£6.6m), Christian Benteke (£5.7m) | Olivier Giroud (£6.6m), Christian Pulisic (£7.2m), Tammy Abraham (£7.4m)
  • Assists: Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m) | Willian x2 (£7.2m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m)
  • Bonus Points: Willian x3, Pulisic x2, van Aanholt x1

Willian (£7.2m) and Christian Pulisic (£7.2m) underlined their Fantasy credentials once again as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-2 on Tuesday evening.

The two midfielders were at the heart of the transfer debate for Gameweek 34+ with managers trying to discern between the pair. Well, once again, the comparisons mattered little in the end as both players rewarded their respective owners at Selhurst Park.

In fact, considering Chelsea host Norwich’s porous defence in Gameweek 36+, the case for owning both Willian and Pulisic gets stronger with each match. After all, Frank Lampard’s men have now hit two or more goals in every match since the Premier League restart.

Both players have also delivered attacking returns simultaneously in each of the last four Gameweeks and neither one looks like letting up.

As per usual, it was Willian who ended up with the most points on the night, his two assists and three bonus making for a third double-figure haul since Gameweek 31+. 

His owners will also feel as if they could have come away with more at Selhurst Park, increasing his appeal for the coming matches.

In the 31st minute, Pulisic pressed through the middle of Palace’s defence, spotting Willian catching up with play from the left. The American laid it off to his Brazilian colleague who breezed into the box and forced a decent save from Vicente Guaita (£4.9m).

Then, as the game was hurtling towards a frenetic conclusion, Willian darted inside from his station on the right-wing and squared it to Mason Mount (£6.1m), Guaita denying the Brazilian an assist as he tipped the Englishman’s curled effort around the post.

In the 89th minute, Pulisic made another trademark run down the left-hand side, his lofted cross caught on the volley by Willian but blocked by Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m).

In the last four matches, he has averaged 11 points per game and, as we have covered here, is capable of pulling in Fantasy points from several different avenues. The Brazilian has penalties, direct free-kicks and set-pieces but also offers plenty of creativity and goal threat from open play as evidenced in the win at Palace. Enough to already form a strong case for the Gameweek 36+ captaincy when Norwich come to Stamford Bridge…

But we should not overlook Pulisic who also enjoyed an impressive outing in south London, also unlucky not to get more attacking returns for his 9.9% ownership.

There was a suggestion that the American got a touch on Olivier Giroud‘s (£6.6m) first-half goal, although replays were inconclusive on that front.

After he finally netted the goal he’d been trying to score for several games in a row (running down the left-hand side and blasted high at the near-post), Pulisic might have got an assist for Willian had his late shot not been blocked by van Aanholt.

“Willian and Christian (Pulisic) have been excellent for us. I am really pleased with what they have done. I knew the talent that Christian has. It’s a physical lead and he has come in and been great for us. The quality for us and the end product is great.” – Frank Lampard

While Chelsea were impressive going forward, Fantasy managers should certainly be aware of the fact that Crystal Palace are fast becoming a much more porous side than many would expect.

They actually came into Gameweek 34+ having conceded more shots in the box than any other side in the previous four, which is why they have now let in at least three goals on three occasions since Gameweek 31+. 

Their defensive outlook is arguably even bleaker following a hamstring problem for Gary Cahill (£4.4m) which incapacitated him for Chelsea’s opener and could leave Palace depleted at the back for the coming schedule. That is certainly worth knowing for anyone with Manchester United and Wolves assets for Gameweeks 36+ and 37+ respectively.

However, for all Chelsea’s impressive play going forward, their own defence is becoming increasingly difficult to trust. At Selhurst Park, they were not always in complete control of the game allowing a side typically goal-shy on their own patch to look dangerous throughout and score twice.

“I wasn’t overly delighted with the midfield but I thought that Billy (Gilmour) did okay today. It doesn’t mean anything about his future. I know that he has more to give to us in the future.” – Frank Lampard

One of the usual culprits, Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m) was very much at fault for Crystal Palace’s opening goal as his poor season continues to underwhelm.

It was admittedly an incredible goal from distance scored by Wilfried Zaha (£6.6m) but the goalkeeper reacted too late and was unable to get a hand to the effort, even though it flew in the middle of the goal.

Then, for Palace’s second goal, van Aanholt was allowed to drive forward to the dead-ball line too easily by a static Andreas Christensen (£4.8m), allowing him to square for an unmarked Christian Benteke (£5.7m) to tap in. That was the Belgian’s first Premier League goal in 24 appearances at Selhurst Park, the last one coming all the way back in April 2018.

And, to be perfectly honest, Crystal Palace really should have scored a third in stoppage time, Chelsea very fortunate to leave Selhurst Park with three points.

In the 94th minute, Zaha played an excellent cross to the back-post from his wide-left station, which Scott Dann (£4.3m) headed back across goal. His effort, which appeared destined for the back of the net, struck the post and sailed away from the goal-line past Benteke and Max Meyer (£5.2m) before van Aanholt had an effort blocked.

And almost immediately after, Benteke found himself one-on-one with Kepa before Zouma flew out of nowhere to make a thumping last-ditch tackle.

Part of the issue for Chelsea’s defence has to be the lack of a settled back-four, Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) who, admittedly, had a better game than most in his department, making back-to-back starts for the first time in 2020 at Selhurst Park.

Such a questionable display at the back may not mean much for Fantasy managers with Sheffield United and Norwich up next for Chelsea, but it could bode well for Liverpool assets in Gameweek 37+, as well as Wolves options on the final day of the campaign.

“In the last few minutes, maybe (we lost control). We should have killed the game off. Some slight wrong decisions. Kepa makes a great save, Kurt (Zouma) a great tackle. He (Zouma) was excellent. His tackle was point saving at the end and I’m delighted with him.” – Frank Lampard

Crystal Palace XI (4-5-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill (Sakho 8′), J Ward; Ayew (Townsend 80′), McArthur (McCarthy 80′), Kouyaté, Milivojević (Meyer 89′), Zaha; Benteke.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, R James; Gilmour (Gilmour 80′), Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 65′), Mount; Pulisic, Giroud (Abraham 65′), Willian.

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827 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Peter Russo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Advice needed ,I'm chasing a small lead:

    Patricio

    TAA Doherty Aurier

    Salah KDB Bruno ASM

    Rashford Jimmy Greenwood

    Bench: Martinez, Saka, Fernandez, Simpson.

    only TC left and MIB 0.6

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      TC someone they don't have on a week you fancy them. E.g. Salah next week

      1. Peter Russo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Im thinking that but worried about Klopp rotation. He doesnt have Salah so its a good differential.

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          If Salah is benched this GW then e becomes a good shout for next week. If Mane is benched then I would swap Salah to a City mid and then TC him.

          1. Goodbye Horses
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Burnley are quite stubborn.

          2. Peter Russo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            My thinking was that because Salah didn't play the derby he'd be played this GW and rested vs Burnley but I could be wrong but Mane has played more consecutive minutes so is due a rest.

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      ASM->Antonio/Bowen

      1. Peter Russo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Do you know if ASM is fit? he looked good and against poor watford defence he might haul.

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      TC on KDB GW38......final game of the season v Norwich and a full week before the cup final........

      1. Peter Russo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 hours ago

        Thats a good shout actually

  2. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Patricio
    Awb doherty aurier
    Mane bruno kdb foden pulisic
    Rashford jiminez

    Doherty jimenez -> azpi ings ??

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      For free?

  3. linkafu
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Man City starting XI??

    1. JJO
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Probably yes, dont think they are that arrogant to start only 10men

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        😀

      2. linkafu
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Hehe with Pep, nothing impossible

  4. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    A) Mount
    B) Bowen
    C) Traore

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      A

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      b

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      B

    4. VAR United
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Why are you in this situation

    5. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Sarr

  5. DannyDrinkVodka
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    If Mahrez starts today:

    Mahrez>Foden, DCL>Vardy(c) for -4 is good moves, n’est-ce pas?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Not if Foden also starts today?

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        In that case Foden would be first on bench

    2. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      similar dilemma> but mahrez to willian seems nailed and stable scorer

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Can’t quite afford Mahrez>William/Pulisic.....annoyingly

  6. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    FH in 36 or 38?
    Triple city and triple Chelsea could be great

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      36 but could be tough pre-empting which three City attackers start

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      38 for me....city vs norwich...dilva last game and foden for sure

    3. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      It's the big question. Well that, and whether it's safe to go without Chelsea.

    4. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      The question is whether you expect FA Cup related rotation to have en effect in GW36 or GW37. All team bar Chelsea have only 2 days rest between the league game in GW36 and the cup semi-final so many of the big players you have in your team right now may not start in GW36.

  7. Goodbye Horses
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Who would you bung the TC on out of this lot?

    Gw35: Bruno (SOU)
    Gw36: KDB (BOU)
    Gw37: Bruno (WHU)
    Gw38: KDB (NOR)

    Still have Free Hit

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      KDB 38

      1. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        +1

    2. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      GW36

  8. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    After being hampered due to a lack of 3rd utd attacker, i finally have the opportunity to get Martial (alongside bruno/rash). Should i stick with my plan or look at vardy as the new flavour.

    Who would you rather have for next few gw's

    A: Martial (SOT, cry, WHM)
    B: Vardy (bou, SHU, tot)

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Martial

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      B if you want to captain vardy on the weekend, otherwise a.

      1. STHH
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Does anyone wonder whether the Vardy stray boot on Mustafi will be looked at again?

  9. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Henderson, mccarty - what to do with them?
    Buy dubravka or west ham keeper? Save them? Its bb time for me

  10. Hot Toddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Cant wait to ditch Pepe tomorrow. What an absolute disaster he has been. Be gone 😀

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      my question is what possessed you to keep for this long?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Failed (c) punt in 32+. Turned down opportunity to sell for a hit this gw as team was strong. I know, woeful purchase. Gotta have a wild punt every now and then though..

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          I've bought Pepe twice this season. TWICE. Disaster.

          Meanwhile, Martial is back in my team for a record 5th time this season. Only gotten 1 double digit haul from him somehow in all this period. Hate the guy. He owes me now until the end of the season.

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            Haha bought him twice myself! Absolute muppet 😀
            I've done okay with Martial though got a couple captain hauls of late.

        2. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          can be wild with so many good midfield options atm. Wild would be foden captain today....keeping hold of pepe is suicidal

          1. Hot Toddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 hours ago

            He's bench fodder this week which makes it all the more humorous 😀

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      sooooo many good midfield options been on fire too

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Yep he's stinking the place up big time.

      2. El Presidente
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Yep if we had 7 or 8 mid spots available this would be the time!

    3. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Who has PEPE?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        o/ 🙁

  11. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    My end-season pretty much comes down to Mahrez, KDB and Foden today. If they don't start/smash it I'm donezo

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      backing foden for a haul....special kid

      1. aapoman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Stupid me could have gone with Willian and Pulisic on my wild card las week but decided on the City triple up...

        1. JabariParkersEyelid
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          Still think Chelsea double up would have been absurdly brave, the 3 you have could be massive tonight.

  12. balint84
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Henderson (che) or Pope (liv) or mccarthy (mu)?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      I'm currently deciding between Pope and McCarthy and currently on Pope. Liverpool not been at their best and it's Pope. Not expecting much from any of those though. Maybe Henderson from the 3

  13. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    can someone tell me if it's true that De Bruyne will be rested tonight?

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      nope....not after coming on as a 30 min sub

    2. Andy Ftw
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Pep can

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Can't see it with his mins last game and the result too

  14. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    A. Aurier > Justin

    or

    B. Jesus/Jimenez > Vardy?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      b with Jesus

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Don't think worth doing defender moves at this point if you can help it. Aurier has been good for points since the restart too.

  15. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Which option is better? Both for free

    A
    Rashford > Greenwood
    DCL > Vardy

    B
    Sterling > Willian
    DCL > Vardy

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      B because Greenwood has overperformed stats wise

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Agree B looks better.

  16. DannyDrinkVodka
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Is Vardy(c) pretty much essential for next GW?

    1. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      No, imo

    2. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      No. Bruno is.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      No, only 10% EO at the minute

      1. El Presidente
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        A great sword!! 🙂

    4. El Presidente
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      I wouldn't say essential but it would be nice to have him in the squad that's for sure...

    5. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      there arent any majorly obvious captain picks so presume he will be high in the poll,

      also if bournemouth somehow look good against spurs it may deter some

    6. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      No.

  17. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Out of Foden and Mahrez (both in my team)...thinking of using their positions to rotate options until FH 38, based on who plays
    Foden plays this GW I think he's benched next game - good time to try Antonio or Pulisic/Willian (if you have the money)
    Then maybe even back to Foden the week after. He seems to play every other game at the moment 🙂
    Ridiculous plan, I know

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      This transfer hokey cokey thing never ever works.

      Pick someone and be prepared to stick with them. You never know when someone will get injured that might force your hand or get sent off...

  18. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Is it time to ditch Jimenez?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Wait and see after tonight...

      1. linkafu
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        This

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      EVE bur CPL next. Why ditch?
      Who would you get?

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Vardy scoring again, ings fixtures clear up soon. There are options for sure.

    3. tricky80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      When's the baby due? He could be gone any minute.

      1. El Presidente
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        You guys do realise that it's his wife having the baby.... right?!...

        1. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 hours ago

          You sure? He has looked a bit puffy and slow. 😉

    4. Warby84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      I’m tempted to move to Ings..

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Depending on the performance tonight. If poor, must ditch. Form over fixture for me

  19. linkafu
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Sterling benched tonight?

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Better not be. But possible.

    2. El Presidente
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Everything is possible but I doubt it.

  20. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Start Saka v Tot or DCL v Wolves? Made the wrong call with Saka every week so far (expecting DCL to do nothing tomorrow).

    1. linkafu
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      DLC

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Saka. DCL away at Wolves. Wolves are one of the best defensive teams in the league.

  21. gooberman
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Vardy, Ings and Jimenez have been great value strikers this season but all 3 of them have really tormented me all season.

    Haven't had either of them at the right time and have missed pretty much all of their hauls.

    Moved on Vardy before the Palace game as Leicester have looked turd since the restart with key players missing from their team. Of course the minute Vardy departs my team he's banging in the goals again whilst Jimenez is currently in my team blanking every week.

  22. Dybala10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Interested to hear people's thoughts on which defender to play this weekend?

    (Forget the fact two are slight doubts).

    A) Aurier (ARS h)
    B) Lascelles (WAT a)
    C) Holgate (WOL a)

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Aurier

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Aurier, none look good for clean sheets and he's the most attacking of the 3 by far.

    3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Lascelles if he's fit

  23. Óró Sé…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Upside hunting here... for GW's 36 & 37 specifically...

    Mendy (BOU, wat)
    Azpi (NOR, liv)
    Aurier (new, LEI)

    IF not Mendy, who from city ?

  24. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Do not see the fuss about Vardy at this point. Last two fixtures are not easy plus Rodgers has lost the plot as he always does.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      If Spurs/ Kane smash BOU, you may as well target Vardy against BOU

    2. El Presidente
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      You don't get the fuss about the top striker in the league running for the golden boot scoring 3x last 2 matches and facing BOU next?

      Ok.

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Well you don't have to keep him for the last 2 GWs you know?

  25. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Just wildcarded and my bench for next week is utterly dire.

    Pope (LIV), Taylor (LIV), Lamptey (MCI), Nketiah

    Now need to rely on Foden playing or I'm getting one of these duds off the bench.

    1. Warby84
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Taylor not so bad after Liverpool though..

  26. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Dier has been given a four game ban and a 40,000 pound fine for misconduct.

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      for his clash with that fan after the norwich game. Ban with immediate effect so out for the rest of the season, he seemed to be a Mou favorite but now Ald or vert will be back in and that may help make spurs more solid and stable at the back. Could be a blessing in disguise

      1. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Agree, Toby and Vert are quality defenders.

  27. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    2FT’s
    Son -> Martial
    Rashford -> Vardy?

    I want Vardy for Bournemouth game
    (Already have Green & Bruno)

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Good moves those.

  28. Vazza
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    Dear Mr Foden

    I hope you are well.

    Just wanted to let you know, I have started you ahead of Jimenez, who I have on the bench this gameweek.

    Can you please therefore score big points this evening as I am competing with other managers who already have an advantage with Pulisic/Willian in their teams.

    No pressure.

    Kind regards

    1. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      done!

      sincerely yours,

      Mr. Foden

    2. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      KR

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      Hello Vazza

      Are you mad?

      Your sincerely

      Foden

    4. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      What a polite young man.

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Dear Vazza,

      Thanks for the support.

      Sadly I cannot promise anything as Mr Pep puts my name in a big hat along with all the other lads and draws 11 out just before KO.

      Love Phil.

    6. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Dear Vazza, Thank you for your kind words. I will of course do all that I can to feed both Kev and Mahzy as many times as I can, and not waste tim passing to Chicken wing Sterling as my bonus pay is affected by that fraud. Pep has told me to stop looking away when I pass or I will put on the naughty step........so heres looking at you kid.

  29. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    how template are your teams ?

    I was at 85% last week and with Mo captain instead of Bruno I dropped in rank

    After my transfers this week Im at 60% template with KDB(160% eo) as captain.

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      44% last gw jumped to 76% this gw after selling Mane for De Bruyne.

    2. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      I'm at 22% with Sterling(c) and no KdB/Salah along with VVD instead of TAA, and that's only going to reduce further when I likely sell Jimenez for Vardy this GW.

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        i sold jimi and wolves def and that dropped me by 25%

    3. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      74% according to LiveFPL.

  30. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 hours ago

    I'm dropping like a stone since the restart down to 380k live rank and only a few minileagues I could save respect in.

    Give me your best punts to make up the ground.

    Currently have mahrez and unless he delivers tonight I think I will sell. Jimenez and Rashford potentially on the chopping block as well.

    Antonio and Vardy are really tempting me and would also love a chelsea mid for their norwich fixture.

    Any other template busters you would recommend?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 hours ago

      the ones u have mentioned seem the best for the next week in vardy and antonio voth could be decent for the rest of the season as well, one of pulisic and willian seem to be a solid option as well.

      Other than that just go by fixture and hope u pick the right ones for the right week.

      I would look at rash to vardy and maybe mahrez to antonio/pulisic for the weekend

      1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 hours ago

        Thanks for the feedback mate, I've made a number of mistakes since restart, signing, Connolly, Holgate and Mahrez and taking 3 hits already. Only choice is to be aggressive now I think. Still have free hit in the back pocket and hoping that will give me a nice rank boost.