Scout Notes

Vintage Salah performance asks tough questions of FPL managers

Brighton 1-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) | Mohamed Salah x2 (£12.5m), Jordan Henderson (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) | Naby Keïta (£5.8m), Salah, Andrew Robertson (£7.0m)
  • Bonus Points: Salah x3, Henderson x2, Robertson x1

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) was the star of the show as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners at Brighton on Wednesday evening.

In a performance much more like what we have come to expect from the Reds, the Egyptian scored twice, added a ninth assist of the campaign and took all three bonus points for an 18-point haul.

It means that, since the beginning of Project Restart, Salah has delivered in all but one of his outings, the Gameweek 32+ trip to Manchester City, and even then he struck the post in the first half.

Across his four post-lockdown appearances, Salah now has two double-digit hauls and averages 9.3 points per game.

Such impressive statistics, combined with a scintillating “classic” Salah performance at Brighton, in which he was a penalty-box-shot-machine and creator in equal measure, is sure to ask Fantasy managers some difficult questions between now and the end of the season.

Even though it’s Burnley up next, is he an essential player to own and should he be in the captaincy conversation more often? There will be many who answer yes to both of those, especially with Sadio Mané (£12.4m) reduced to a 29-minute, yellow-carded cameo in Gameweek 34+, and the Golden Boot still on the line.

“(Salah) is a striker, how can [scoring] not be a motivation for him? That’s clear. In the last two years he won the Golden Boot – last year he shared it with Sadio and Aubameyang. It’s always important, it’s important for Sadio. In the end, you only can score goals when you perform well and he did that tonight, so that was really good.” – Jurgen Klopp

It must be said that there was an element of fortune about Liverpool’s opening goals at Brighton, without wanting to take too much credit away from the Reds.

Salah netted his opener after Davy Pröpper (£4.8m) dawdled in possession in his defensive third, allowing Naby Keïta (£5.8m) to nip in and set up the Egyptian for the goal.

Then, in the eighth minute, Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) pressed Adam Webster (£4.4m) on his way out of defence, Keïta intercepted the pass to Pröpper. The loose ball fell to Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.4m) feet, whose pass to Salah was cutback to Henderson to rifle home a screamer.

Both of these efforts were a result of Brighton trying to play intricate passes out from the back against a Liverpool side famed for Jurgen Klopp’s ‘gegenpressen’. The chances of Burnley trying this at Anfield do seem slim, although Arsenal (away) and Chelsea (home) might be more susceptible to Liverpool’s ruthless ability to win the ball in dangerous areas in Gameweeks 36+ and 37+ respectively.

But even after Brighton tried to take fewer risks at the back, Salah was still able to pose a considerable threat in his busiest display since the Premier League returned.

In the 53rd minute, he managed to get around the back of Dan Burn (£4.5m) and into a one-on-one with Mat Ryan (£4.7m). His cute finish nearly crept over the line before the Brighton goalkeeper managed to scramble it away.

Shortly afterwards, the Egyptian was tearing into space behind the defence again, this time teeing up Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.1m) for a blocked shot.

Salah got his second of the game with a clever glanced header at the near post from an Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) corner in the 75th minute, going close to a hat-trick during stoppage time. His quick feet enabled him to get to Ryan’s spillage first, his flicked effort clawed over the bar.

The contribution of Robertson was particularly noteworthy, considering that he only played 45 minutes of the 3-1 win. It was him, not Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m), who made way for Neco Williams‘ (£4.0m) first-ever Premier League start, but a yellow card for the youngster saw Klopp bring on the more experienced full-back at the interval.

After a spell of Brighton pressure in the second half, Robertson was a great outlet for Liverpool, arguably more so than Alexander-Arnold who had a relatively quiet game by his standards.

Generally speaking, Liverpool’s defence does continue to operate at a level much lower than Fantasy managers witnessed earlier in the campaign. They are likely to be without Henderson operating in front of them for Gameweek 35+ too.

“I don’t know [how serious Henderson’s injury is], I don’t know, honestly. I didn’t see the situation back on the pitch, but I know that it will not be nothing, probably. That’s how it is, but we have to wait. I cannot say more.” – Jurgen Klopp

At the expense of stability in their own box, Brighton did cause Liverpool real problems on Wednesday night, their front-three combining in much the same way as we have come to expect from Klopp’s forwards.

Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) was by far the chief threat for Brighton again, adding his second goal in as many games and going close to more than that throughout the evening.

Neal Maupay (£5.7m) found Pascal Groß (£6.2m) in space inside the box during the 18th minute. The German pulled the ball back for Trossard to see his lashed effort blocked by Williams.

The Belgian then used his scintillating pace to spark a dangerous counter-attack in the 27th minute, getting past Joe Gomez (£5.3m), who committed too early. He then crossed back to the centre of the box from the dead-ball line, where Maupay latched onto the ball and forced a smart reaction save from Alisson (£6.2m).

Trossard had another go himself in the 35th minute. This time he was slid in by Maupay, drifting into a central position under pressure from Alexander-Arnold, unleashing another blocked effort.

It was on the stroke of half-time that Trossard finally found the breakthrough, firing home a Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) cross with aplomb.

As an aside, this was a fourth successive start at right-back for the former Chelsea man, an impressive achievement under such a tinker-man as Potter.

Trossard’s last chance came in the 84th minute, Pröpper’s chipped through ball finding him in space behind the Liverpool defence, although he could only hook it over the bar, perhaps unaware of quite how much time he had available to him.

“Brighton were really good. They played really good football, took some risks in the formation. Some of them were really threatening counter-attacks so we had to block twice in the box. In the end, we conceded a goal. I said to my boys at half-time, ‘It is a good game [for] both sides, but they deserved their goal’ and in the end, we had to adjust a few things and make a few things better.” – Jurgen Klopp

However, it is perhaps difficult for Fantasy managers to get too excited about the Trossard and his attacking colleagues, apart from those chasing extreme differentials.

That’s because Graham Potter is famed for rotating even his best players, tailoring Brighton’s line-ups to their opponents more than anything else.

Also, they host Manchester City in Gameweek 35+ which may prove to be a tough test. 

Perhaps then, the period to target Seagulls is from Gameweek 36+ onwards when they face Southampton (away), Newcastle (home) and Burnley (away) between then and the end of the season.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Webster, Lamptey; D Stephens, Pröpper (Bissouma 71′); Trossard, Mac Allister (Mooy 71′), Groß (Connolly 71′); Maupay.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; N Williams (Robertson 46′), van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, J Henderson (Milner 80′), Keïta (Fabinho 61′); Oxlade-Chamberlain (Mané 61′), Firmino (Minamino 87′), Salah.

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833 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BERGKOP
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Anyone with WC/BB have a plan?

    a) WC 35, BB36
    b) WC 37, BB38

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      WC 36, BB 37.

      I'm planning a 37BB right now. Would rather do it then than 38 where teams just go all out and most of your bench is gonna be cheap defenders.

      1. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Great thinking. Will look at some options. Appreciate it.

      2. Beavis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Not worried about FA cup games?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Nope. You rest before the game not after.

  2. Labile
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy or Bruno

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        This will be my C and Vc

      2. Labile
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Me too unsure who though

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Bruno, Martial, Vardy or Kane probably

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Have Kane but was going to ditch. Considering C vs Arsenal? I guess he does like playing against them

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Only if I've got the balls! Probably won't but not excluding him.

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      if i stick with my current team, Fernandes.

      but i want 1 of Vardy/Mane/Sterling to captain.

      The ones i want the most (mane/sterling) mean losing Salah. Feels so wrong, but think it could massively pay off as a one week gamble.

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        For this week only it could definitely pay off

    4. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Mane.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        are you making to transfer to get him?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Nope. He owes me. Picked him over Salah and now I'm 18 points in the hole. Need him to make some of it back.

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 24 days ago

            think it could net out over the 2 weeks, i'd love to have him this week, looks sharp.

    6. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Salah

    7. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy prob if I bring him in

    8. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Bruno

    9. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Tony

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Good choice 😉

    10. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Salah.

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        No fear of him being benched?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 24 days ago

          That is what has been said every GW since the restart. GW30 he did not feature because not fully fit. Why would Klopp rest his most deadly weapon and for whom? Origi?

    11. Cheeto__Bandito
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Mane

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 24 days ago

          If son turns up tonight, perhaps gets a bit more central then him... maybe

    12. Labile
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Also..very early but how does this look?

      GW 36 Jimenez ➡️ Ings ( free)
      GW 37 Vardy, Doherty ➡️ Auba,Holgate (-4)
      GW 38 Martial 🙁 , Willian ➡️ Salah, 4.2 -(4)

    13. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Which one? 🙂

      A) Keep Salah
      B) Salah -> Mane
      C) Salah -> Sterling

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Mane at home with a rested Salah could be gold. If no other transfers needed between B and C. Personally would lean to B

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          We are all second guessing about Pool rotation. The golden boot and Salah not looking tired at all AND the greedy buggxr not really having a replacement, there could be a lot of FPL players throwing up listening to team news Saturday.

      2. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        A

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Keep

      4. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        A

      5. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Keep salah

      6. Dele
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        C

      7. Labile
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        B

      8. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Keep Salah and enjoy the golden boot race as well as him ending overall top points scorer at the end again 🙂

      9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks all! A it is (for now)!

    14. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Afternoon all

      Best use of my 2FT?

      A) Jimi, Doherty > Vardy, Saiss/ Soy
      B) Jimi, TAA > Vardy, Azpi/ Digne
      C) Jimi, Mahrez > Vardy, Antonio
      D) Something else

      2FT 0.4itb
      Pope
      TAA*, Doherty*, Kiko
      Salah, KDB, Mahrez*, Bruno, Pulisic
      Rash, Greenwood
      (Martin) (Jimi*, Lascelles, Simpson)

      Yes I know I’m going to have a benching headache but feel like Jamie has to come in!

      Cheers

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        No love?

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Rash to Vardy and Mahrez to Martial? Enough loot?

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          0.2 short I’m afraid!

    15. Dele
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Kane > Vardy a no brainer after tonight surely?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        not necessarily.

        Leicester have looked as poor as spurs. Kane has a decent record against Arsenal.

        Depends what other transfers you could make.

      2. Labile
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I actually wouldn’t

      3. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        That's my move unless Kane gets a Hatrick

    16. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Thoughts on Fh gw 36 or gw 38?

      Current team
      Martinez,
      Taa, Aurier, Doherty
      Mane, kdb, Sterling, foden, Bruno
      Rashford, Greenwood
      Subs button, lascelles, kiko, jimi

      Gw 36 allows 3 chelsea for Norwich, plus they are gone in gw37 when chelsea play Liverpool. Already have 3 city and United.

      Gw 38 allows potential team news. But can I really make a team within a mad 15 minutes?

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Thinking 36 as I have a lack of Chelsea. In 38 I will be taking a hit within those 15 min.

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        You'd also (presumably) be removing Martinez v Liverpool for GW36 ... I can see why it might appeal..

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Also, why do you think we;re going to get 15 minutes advance warning of the teams?

    17. Manani
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      forward to get for the next 2 GWs?
      gonna ditch Jimenez

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        what max price? who you already got?

        1. Manani
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          already got Ings Greenwood
          max price is 11m. I am ditching Dohetry as well so that free up a fair bit of fund

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Jesus or Vardy

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I want to get in Ings for GW36, 37 and 38. Could pay off big time...

      4. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Cardy

      5. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Vardy

    18. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Who is betting against Salah finishing overall highest points scorer AGAIN in FPL this season?

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Think he will. KDB rested for Cups

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Not impossible, knowing that they only have PL to play, and no pressure.

    19. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      FWIW, I think Salah starts at the weekend. They might take him off after like 70 minutes but I think he'll definitely start with the Golden Boot race actually on.

      I would be happy to keep Salah if I had him.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        i don't see him starting personally (Klopp seems to have given Mane and Firmino a rest at a time, feels like it could be Salah's turn), but even if he doesn't he should get 30mins and could still haul.

        just don't think he is a captain choice this week, mane massively is.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 24 days ago

          When has Klopp ever rested a healthy and fit Salah?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            7 months, 24 days ago

            when has he ever rested a fit and healthy mane? there is zero need to risk flogging any players during this period.

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Keep but don't captain imo

      3. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        thanks Camzy makes me feel better. I was starting to consider selling him for Sterling for a 1 week punt and also losing Mahrez

      4. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I think the opposite

        He’s 3 goals off the golden boot, klopp said sadio wants GB too and they were only 1 goal apart before this GW

        Firmino was benched, mane was benched.....

        They have arsenal and Chelsea after Burnley

        Doubt he plays 5 games over 15 days

    20. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      McCarthy (Button)
      TAA, Soyuncu, Saiss (O'Connell, Taylor)
      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Martial, Pulisic
      Jimenez, Ings (Connolly)

      2FT, 4.6 in bank

      Chasing in my ML, everyone in front has a combo of Jimenez/Rashford/Greenwood.

      Jimenez & Ings --> Vardy & Jesus as differentials?

      1. InSaneMan-e
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Dont think Vardy will be a differential next gw tbh

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          No. Many will get him in

        2. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Fair point - still worth the transfer anyway though?

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 5 Years
            7 months, 24 days ago

            ofcourse its worth.
            considering a -4 myself to get him

    21. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      KdB chance of starting next is so slim. More so, he made Pep tremble..lol.

      Considering this, which move ould be best;

      a. KdB + Rashy >> Greenwood + Sterling (-4)

      b. Jimmy + Rashy >> Vardy(c) + Greenwood (-4)

      c. KdB >> Sterling(c)

      1. Sotamendi84
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        c

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        B of those because I don’t think ditching KDB is the right move !

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I have Foden and Mahrez and I bough Azpi to be first on the bench, so I won't ditch him now.

      4. matthewsimon22
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I just would never want to lose KDB... he is the ultimate shield!

    22. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      best combo fr next week?

      1) salah greenwood sterling
      2) vardy martial pulisic ?

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        2

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Salah, Martial Pulisic if money allows and have Greenwood up top 😉

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        2

    23. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      What should I do with my team this week

      Pope Ramsdale

      Azpilicueta Egan Fernandez Stevens Boly

      KDB Martial Son Fernandes Foden

      Greenwood Aubameyang Jimenez

      0.4 ITB 1FT

      Any ideas would be welcomed

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Auba to vardy

      2. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Auba->Vardy or save imo.

      3. The Littlest Robbo
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Jimi to Ings or
        Son to Willian & Jimi to Vardy

    24. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      VVV owners what's your plan?Keep until the end or sell him next gw?

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        VVD*

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Are you asking about my GTi or VVD?

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          🙂 Golf?

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 24 days ago

            Yep - fairly old one but it suits us fine. Tootle around mostly but occasional foot to the floor. 😀

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        There are bigger issues in midfield and attack. He is also able to score, so even though I'm not happy TAA+VvD owner atm, there are bigger issues atm imo.

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          cheers

      4. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        keeping - centre halfs unlikely to be rotated - especially this one. Also, money is not a problem at this stage with Greenwood around.

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          cheers

    25. Sz21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Thinking one of these moves. May go for a -4 to set up my squad.
      1. Kane -> Vardy or Giroud.
      2. Mahrez-> Antonio.
      3. TAA -> Digne.

      Martinez.
      TAA, Azpilicueta, AWB.
      Pulisic, Sterling (c), Mahrez, Fernandes (vc), KDB.
      Kane, Greenwood.
      Pope, Saiss, Holgate, Nketiah.
      1ft, 1.0m ITB. Still have BB. OR inside 2k atm.

    26. RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Jimmy + KDB to Salad + Maupay -4? Let's have some fun 🙂

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Salad is healthy!

      2. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Mane over Salah!
        It's his turn.

    27. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      GWs this season that Mane has not started: GW1, GW16, GW24, GW25, GW26, GW34
      Salah's scores in those GWs: 12, 13, 16, 16, 3, 18

      GWs this season that Salah has not started: GW9, GW13, GW15, GW30
      Mane's scores in those GWs: 2, 9, 15, 3

      Personally I think Mane starts all 4 of the remaining fixtures, Salah to be benched in one of the next 2, likely Burnley

      1. matthewsimon22
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Salah is going for Golden Boot so won't be happy on the bench!

    28. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Is Jesus likely to get a rest this weekend with Sterling playing false 9?

      1. Sz21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Nobody really knows but hopefully!

    29. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      A. Foden + Rashford or
      B. Martial + Giroud ?

    30. Edalock
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      My team is a mess. What is a priority?

      Pope
      TAA, Saiss, Aurier (Holgate, Lasc)
      KDB, Bruno, Son, Foden (Cantwell)
      Auba, Jimi, Rashford

      3.8ITB, 1FT

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Not that bad tbh. Cantwell to Puli or Willian?

      2. matthewsimon22
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I wouldn't say that the team is a mess... not a bad team at all! Just a few areas that need strengthening...

        Son > Salah
        Cantwell > someone who starts, maybe Sarr?
        Aug/Jimi (depending on money needed) > Jesus

        If you've got the cash - swap a defender for a Sheffield United... maybe Stevens?

    31. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Who to get rid for sterling as a differential to catch a 30pt lead?

      Kdb/Mane/Mahrez/Martial/Bruno

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I am looking at Martial see below 😉

    32. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Which do you prefer of these two?

      Current team for next week,

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

      McCarthy, Jimmy, Taylor, Holgate#

      3.4

      Sterling team

      Ederson,
      AWB, Aurier, VVD
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, STERLING, Willian
      Greenwood, Vardy

      BUTTON, INGS, Taylor, LAMPTEY

      1. matthewsimon22
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Def the Sterling team... you not taking a hit to do it? William to Puli as well?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          WC available, prefer Willian due to ownership?

          Got a left field Auba team as well?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 24 days ago

            Auba team,

            EDERSON,
            VVD, Aurier, GARCIA,
            Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial, Willian
            AUBA, Vardy

            BUTTON, Greenwood, Boly, Taylor

    33. simong1
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA - Doherty - Saiss
      Salah - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Pulisic
      Rashford -Greenwood

      Button - Jimenez - Lascelles - Simpson

      Best option here?

      A) Jimenez > Ihenacho (FT) (bench Greenwood)
      B) Jimenez & Rashford > Vardy (c) & Ings (bench Ings)
      C) Jimenez & Rashford > Vardy (c) & Giroud (bench Giroud)
      D) Save FT

    34. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      2 free transfers;

      A) Son + DCL --> Martial+ Vardy

      B) Rashford + DCL --> Vardy + Greenwood

      Best option ?
      Thanks.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        See who performs tonight

      2. yosim
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 24 days ago

        maybe A, depends on games tonight

    35. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Sterling has to come in - has not played over 180 minutes in 3 games yet still got 26 points in 2 of them. Brighton will carry on with that dangerous back play seems tailor made for being robbed by him.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        He could quite possibly play a part in every game left for City. I can't bring him in without removing KDB but would def do it otherwise

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          I agree...think Pep has lightly raced him with the finish in mind. Sterling KDB Foden for the rest of season for me.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            7 months, 24 days ago

            Are you sure that you want to be tellling everyone what's in your mind - especially those above you?

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        I'm weighing up Mahrez -> Raheem but think the upside of improving other areas with Vardy or Puli is a better option

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Mahrez is still a great option and should get plenty of points.

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        He's had a little rest and City look full of goals. Good luck with the run-in. You did well with Taylor - I benched him after bring in TAA. Wrong!

        1. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Thanks and to you. FPL in a nutshell as I thought Taylor was the one real concern for any points!

    36. Ronnies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Typo

      B) should be Rashford + Son --> Vardy + 6.3mid

    37. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Bou v tot score predictions?

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Mou shocker, Howe special. 3-1

      2. The Littlest Robbo
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        2 -1

      3. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        0-1

      4. Klaren
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        1-3 or 0-2

      5. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        1-4 it is time for some Son shine...

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Aurier screamer 🙂

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 24 days ago

          Either that or hoping he doesn’t play. Taylor first on bench. .

    38. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Helllo y’all,

      Martinez
      Doc-Taa-kiko-(Fernandez)-(3.9)
      Martial-Bruno-KDB-Mahrez-mane
      Jimi-Greenwood (DCL)

      1FT 0.8 ITB
      Can’t get vardy without a hit.

      save transfer?
      Any recommendations?

    39. wslnpt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Martinez
      Azpi - Trent - Doherty
      Mahrez - KDB - Mane - Bruno
      Greenwood - Jimenez - Rashford
      (Foden - 4.0 - 4.0)

      1 FT 1.3 ITB.

      A:Save
      B: Jimenez to Ings
      C: Other?

      Play Foden or Jimenez if save?