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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    For anyone not aware, Bournemouth v Spurs is Free to air tonight on sky pick (Sky channel 159 / 144 on freeview)
    Everton v Saints free on Amazon as well

    Other games are coming up are free as well like Man u v Saints on sat, Wolves v Everton, Bournemouth v Leicester..

    1. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      thanks Ninja! what are your thoughts on
      1. Keeping Salah
      2. Getting Vardy in for Jimi?
      3. Getting Sterling in for Mahrez?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Hi mate,

        1. I'm just keeping, chasing the golden boot, even as a sub can come on and bag a goal.
        2. Yeah i like it and might be doing it myself
        3. I prefer Sterling if you have the funds but dont think i'd move Salah for it.

        1. riot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Sick past ranks

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            exactly. Hence why I always bug Ninja for his views. Excellent player

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Ha Cheers guys, not going so well this season unfortunately.

        2. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          thanks as always solid advice and is always appreciated.
          My gut reaction yesterday was I need to get Greenwood for Nketiah and Vardy for Jimi. Then hold Salah and Mahrez and ignore Sterling.

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah your gut sounds like it knows whats what. See how greenwood gets on but i like your plan.

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Maybe Ingsy for Jimi ?

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        I think salah desperately wants that Golden boot all to his self. I think klopp would like that too. Only league games to play so I'd be amazed if salah is rested.

    3. Victor6359
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Nice one, cheers

      1. Victor6359
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Reply fail to Ninja re the free matches.

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        No probs

  2. Runaway
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 9 days ago

    I have 2 FTs and no pressing issues. Planning to do Jimi>Ings @GW36 but not this week. What would you change this week? Maybe a defender?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Kiko
    Salah (V) KDB Bruno (C) Martial Foden
    Rash Jimi

    Martinez DCL Holgate Lascelles
    2 FT 0.7 ITB

    1. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Ditch Holgate IMO

      1. riot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Or prep for a freehit week

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy? Mahrez?

      1. Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Mahrez is not so different than Foden for me and for 3M more. Vardy would be a great differential in my ML and has something to play for. I can downgrade Rash to Greenwood to make fund.

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
        11 months, 9 days ago

        foden to be benched I think

        1. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          It is always an option for City players. I once chose KDB+Foden and stick until the end of season barring injury.

    4. Cheeto__Bandito
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Thoughts on updated free hit?

        Patricio
        Robertson VVD Azpi
        Mane Sterling Willian Bruno Martial
        Vardy Greenwood

      • Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Giroud or abraham?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Ings

        2. riot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Wouldn't really trust either but probably Giroud

      • riot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Has there ever been an £8m defender? Don't remember Vidic/JT ever getting that high

        1. Mario Balofail
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Ashley Cole or Vermaelen?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            vermaelen? lol, Id be surprised if he was ever above 5.5

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Vermalene was a beast in his first season. Was 7m after that

        2. rilo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          7 was max i think

        3. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Baines and vidic

          1. riot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Prime Baines probably came closest

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Baines started at 8

        4. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          I believe Ashley Cole was the most expensive defender during a season - 8.4m

          Vidic started 09/10 at 8m

          1. riot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Great trivia thanks

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Just so you all know I am not only a professional FPL player but I have also graduated with a 1st in economics and politics x congratulate me x

        1. riot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          well played

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Not as good as a green arrow in fpl but i'll do..

          JK Congrats dude.

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          That'll do, cow

        4. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Shows how 'inelastic' FPL is in your life that you've kept playing it during your studies. There's a practical example of an inelastic good for you 😉

        5. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Great stuff, well done! 🙂

        6. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Well done!

        7. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Well done mate! Congratulations!

        8. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Love that everyone thanks very much xx

        9. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Nice one well done!

        10. Dele
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          My hero

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

          Gratz!

        12. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Well done champ. Just finished my first year at uni, loving it so far

      • Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Will you sell kdb and take dsilva for FH?

        1. Sloopy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          I wouldn't. I aspect Silva to start on the bench after playing 2x 90 minutes last 2 games!

          1. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            So which two manc guys will you take? Kdb sterling or sterling mahrez?

            1. Sloopy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Mahrez problebly plays more minutes then KdB this week, I think.

              But Pep roulette so you cant be sure. + KdB could get a better score in less time. Its a gamble.

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                So you think kdb willl start again?

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Looks like Pulisic and Fernandes will rise in price. Ings close.

      • rilo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 9 days ago

        Play Foden or Jimenez?

        1. Sloopy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Foden. Foden does look like he could score. Jimenez does not.

      • Lord_Lawrence
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Hey guys, quick q here for GW35;

          A) Rashford & Son > Greenwood & KDB (for -4) then Adama > Pulisic Gw36 then Jimi > Ings Gw37
          B) Son & Jimi > Mahrez & Vardy this week (-4) then Adama > Puli Gw36 then Vardy > Ings Gw37

          (Free-hit 38)

        • grennans2
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Do you think any of the below options for a hit are worth it to get Vardy in? Or better off rolling the FT?

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

          Button - Jimenez - Lascelles - Simpson

          A) Jimenez & Rashford > Vardy (c) & Ings
          B) Jimenez & TAA > Vardy (c) & Digne
          C) Save FT

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          A) -4 to get Vardy into this team

          B) other suggestions?

          C) Save

          Martínez
          TAA, Doherty, Aurier
          Kdb, Fernandes, Salah, Martial
          DCL, Jimenez, Rashford

          Subs: Martin, Foden, Lascelles, Holgate

          0.8 in the bank

          1. rilo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Aurier ->
            Jimenez-> Vardy

          2. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Jimi + DCL to Vardy and go 352 to season end.

            1. Stoichkov#8
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              DCL has nice fixtures soon. MAybe Rash > Greenwood to get funds but lets wait for MU game to decide.
              (same team, same ideas here)

          3. Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            C. Foden could do well. Vardy has to score more then one to make up for the -4.

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Foden owners! Keeping or upgrading?

          1. Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            keeping!

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Just keeping, So cheap that i don't mind the odd 30 minutes

          3. Stoichkov#8
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Keep if you can bench this GW and play him vs Bou.
            But hey, even this GW IF he is benched he can score off the bench

          4. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Waste of transfer to remove

          5. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Cheers everyone!

          6. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Keeping

        • Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Swapping KDB for Mane this week only (Free Hitting 36) likely to rebound?

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Mahrez and Dilva GW38 looks good...

          Dilva's last match for City...

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Could even be on pens, especially if KDB wins it as he wants the assist record. (although he'll prob get it before that v Bournemouth)

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              you dont get official assists for winning pens

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Ah ok cool. I think you should.

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 9 days ago

              FPL assits vs real life assists two different entities.

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Could do the old arsenal Henry Pires penalty

                1. Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  That wouldn't be an assist then would it?

                  1. GuenDoozy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    I think that would be

                    1. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      They didnt score...

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        11 months, 9 days ago

                        Well doing that tactic, but successfully obviously

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    That would as he would pass the ball

                  3. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Cruyff Olsen maybe

                  4. Brosstan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    why wouldnt it?

                    1. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Because they didnt score?

                    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Because they screwed it up

          2. Sloopy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Dilva first name in Free Hit team gw38!

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Fredericks or Holgate?

          1. Fit_to_drop
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 9 days ago

            If Holgate starts tonight, id favour him. WHU dont do clean sheets really. Everton can do.

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Cheers.He is out today.

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                11 months, 9 days ago

                That answers that so.

        • juicewagz
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          Best defence double up this week?

          1. TaiwanHC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Check the odds

          2. FPL Pillars
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            I’ve got Wolves double up... so probably will concede 😆

            1. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 9 days ago

              That late goal from SHU was an utter pain for my Patricio Doherty double 😀

              1. D.Glynn
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                I feel your pain

        • TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 9 days ago

          I have absolutely no idea what to do with this team. 2 FTs and 0.0 ITB

          Ederson
          VVD - Doherty - Maguire - Chilwell
          Salah - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Martial
          Jimenez

          Button, Nketiah, Connolly, Simpson

          Any suggestions?

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
              11 months, 9 days ago

              Jimenez doh to Vardy Saiss? Can u reply above

          2. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 9 days ago

            Fh team

            Foster button
            Digne vvd soyun cresswell lascelles
            Mane fernandes sterling(C) mahrez pulisic
            Greenwood vardy ayew

            Gtg? Either capt sterling or vardy

            1. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 months, 9 days ago

              As a fed-up Foster owner, I'd advise Fabianski instead. Norwich are near the bottom of all attacking stats, while Newcastle (when not playing City) are actually decent.

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                I will think about it, worried about two westham defence

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Are you actually going to start Cresswell? I figured you were going to start the first 3 you listed.

            2. Cheeto__Bandito
                11 months, 9 days ago

                no mane captian? big differential

                1. Gun gun
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Wow u got me thinking!!!! But i feel manc vs brighton seems a better choice?

                  1. Cheeto__Bandito
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      nah Liverpool at home is great imo. Burnley awful v top 6

              • King Kohli
                • 8 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Who scores more this week?

                A. Mahrez + Jimenez/Foden
                B. Vardy + Willian (-4)

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  A imo

              • Tsssst
                • 9 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                If Nketiah's sending off is appealed successfully would you get the red card points deduction back? ie. does that happen at all?

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  No

                2. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Lol, no. It won’t anyway

                3. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  No and it won't was a shocking challenge

                4. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  I was asking the same thing when Son was sent off. Lol.

                  Nope, you do not get the points back.

                5. papa89
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  No. The points are final, when the GW is closed. Even, if the official decision is changed. The memorable Kane's goal was never included in FPL punctation.

                6. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  are they actually challenging it? it was a horrible tackle.

                7. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  If i steal some sweets, eat them and then found guilty would i be made to put them sweets back? 🙂

              • luk46
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Would you do Jimenez + Rashford > Greenwood + Vardy for a hit or is it too sideways?

                1. riot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Not bad moves but usually don't favour hits

                2. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Reckon sideways.

                  Leicester have been pants. Do not understand the Vardy hype. Could prove me wrong though.

                3. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  In my honest opinion I wouldn't follow any advice on here and just follow your own gut. That is my view anyway. I had a feeling about salah against Brighon but didn't go with it becausw everyone on here was hyping up Bruno and KDB. Had many other stories like this. Just do what you feel like and have fun with it.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    You should have followed me and capped Salah 😀

                    But honestly, I would rather Have Ings for the run in over Vardy.

                  2. Studs Up
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    lol

                4. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Not bad moves but wait for tonights game as if rash does well you'll be rethinking this

                5. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  i would at the moment you would say Greenwood at least matches rashford and vardy has Bournemouth. I'd want to be captaining vardy though to feel maximum benefit.

              • Killitzer
                • 11 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Afternoon all

                Any transfers needed here? Have a free hit still and £3.2m in the bank

                Patricio Martin
                TTA Aurier Lescalles Lundstram Saiss
                Salah KDB Foden Pulisic Bruno
                Ings Greenwood Rashford

                1. Save
                2. Ings ➡️ Vardy
                3. Patricio ➡️ Ederson
                4. Anything else?

                Cheers for any input,

                1. Bobby_Baggio
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Save

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  not sure you have a great captain choice there, so vardy makes sense.

                  1. Bobby_Baggio
                    • 10 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Salah and KDB are good enough no?

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      a lot of people disagree, but i'd bet on Salah being benched (just an opinion based on mane being benched last night).

                      for me the plum captain options are Mane, Sterling and Vardy, i own none of them (do own Salah).

                  2. Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Salah is the best cap choice. People believe he may be benched, I can't see it honestly.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Keep Ings.

                4. riot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  3

              • Macam Dave
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Salah or mane for next game? Salah b rested?

                1. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  When has Klopp ever rested a fit and healthy Salah?

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    I remembered he did once and he came off the bench and scored a brace

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Probably had a slight niggle. Salah is a machine and no need to rest him.

                      Klopp going to start Origi or Minamino over Salah when he has just scored 2 goals and chasing the golden boot? Your best player?

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 9 days ago

                        it's clear that you want him to start and are makes excuses to void anyone else's opinion, so just go with it...

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    when the league is won and he has just taken it in turns to rest firmino and mane?

                2. Studs Up
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Greed for golden boot as motivation lol

                  1. Wild Rover
                    • 10 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Better bench Mane again then

                    1. Studs Up
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Kinda get the feeling that he is Klopp's golden boy as well

                3. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Liverpool only have league games left going for the recotd. Salah going for that Golden boot. Oh I'd be shocked if salah is rested.

              • unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Best combo till gw37

                A: DDG + Vardy + Jimmy with cheap bench
                B: Patrício + Martial + Jimmy with DCL on bench
                C: DDG + Foden + Vardy with DCL on bench

                1. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Could you get Ings instead of Jimmy in A?

                  1. Studs Up
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    +1

              • Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                I have been playing so cautiously since the start of the season without taking a hit but it had been red arrow galore since the season started again . I am very tempted to make this move , hoping that Salah is rested and take one hit for
                Salah Jimmy and DCL to pulisic vardy and Jesus .

                Is that " stupid " or worth a gamble ? Cheers.

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  You've taken no hits?

                  Wow, that's disiplined

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  I've been like you too. People talk about being "addicted to hits" but they don't talk about being addicted to that little green arrow that you start the week on if you don't take a hit!

                3. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  As someone who 'gambled' this week and regretted it last night (thanks Mo) I would always say if you can minimise your risk of being burnt if the move goes against you. Of the three who you are transfering out Salah is the only real one that can hurt you. The other two player ceilings are generally a goal a game or a goal and an assist. I think some personalities are suited to gambling in FPL more than others. My game is more conservative so i prefer sticking to that.

                4. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  jesus could be benched as well, not worth it

                5. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Thanks guys 🙂

              • jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Nketiah is suspended for game weeks 35, 36 and 37, correct (i.e., he's only available to play GW38)?

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes.

                  1. Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    No sorry! He'll be out for thr next 2 gameweeks only!

                    1. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      the**

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Don't think so, one of the games he misses should be the FA Cup semi.

                  1. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    I don't know - I'm not sure how red cards work in the UK.

              • Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                I think TAA will get benched against Burnley. Play him and hope he starts or doesn’t get minutes. Sell him or...dear I say it, bench him?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  What makes you think he will be benched ?

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Roberston was rested to give Neco minutes on his unnatural flank.

                    Don't see why that couldn't happen again this week (but on his standard side).

                  2. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Lookes tired. Not in his top form. Robertson was benched this GW, TAA maybe next GW.

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  wouldn't sell him. may as well just start him and see. could come on and assist/score. could start and concede.

                  one of those where you gamble and get punished because of his ownership.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  The new boy had a stinker and was subbed off. Who will start ahead of TAA?

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Neco Williams is actually a RB and played LB last night. Didnt do great might get a chance at RB next time.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Williams had a stinker. He might get minutes off the bench next time.

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    so you think Neco Williams is now on the rubbish heap?

                    If Klopp decides to give TAA a rest he has plenty of options.

                    1. jtreble
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Rubbish heap? No, he'll get some minutes.

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      I did not say that. Just do not feel Klopp will keep on throwing him in the deep end. Clearly he is not ready to start matches.

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        11 months, 9 days ago

                        games when the league is won are not the deep end, they are about as shallow end as a premier league game ever gets.

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                          • 1 Year
                          11 months, 9 days ago

                          It is also about protecting youngsters. Another bad performance from him would not be a good thing. Subbing him on with LFC in control of the game would be a better idea for the youngster at this point.

                  3. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Could be Neco or Gomez, with Fabinho CB.

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 1 Year
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Fabinho only plays CB if LFC have no CB's available.

              • Dele
                • 4 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                TAA, Salah, KDB, which of these big hitters should go first?

                1. Fit_to_drop
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Keep the 3 (as someone that sold salah GW34 and regretted it)

                2. Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  KDB, not much to play for and guaranteed rotation.

                3. FOO FIGHTER
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  The current deeplying midfielder.

                4. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Why are they going?

                5. Studs Up
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  If you not concerned about % owned, then i'd say KDB

                6. Shineonme
                  • 4 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  As a KDB owner I sadly think KDB has more chance of being benched before TAA or Salah

              • Big Ronnie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                11 months, 9 days ago

                Not sure what to do here. Would like a Chelsea mid and Vardy but not sure i'd drop any of my current mids. Jimenez is the one who probably needs to go. 1FT and £0.9m ITB. Think I might just save and reassess next GW.

                Pope, Martin
                TAA, Doherty, Saiss, Femenia, Lascelles
                Mane, KDB, Mahrez, Bruno, Martial
                Jimenez, Ings, Greenwood

                A) Save
                B) Mane/Mahrez to Willian
                C) Mane/Mahrez & Jimenez to Willian & Vardy (-4)

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Why would you sell a rested Mane?

                  1. Big Ronnie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Like a said i'm not sure i would get rid of any of my mids, just put a couple of options out there.

                    1. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      Save for this week. You've a good team!

                2. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  11 months, 9 days ago

                  Mahrez to Willian looks good. But going with only KDB for the City fixtures is too risky!

                  1. Big Ronnie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    11 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah think I might just save, I'll be benching Jimenez anyway this week.

                    1. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      11 months, 9 days ago

                      I would bench Ings over Jimenez this week

                      1. Big Ronnie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        11 months, 9 days ago

                        Thanks mate. Will see how Ings looks tonight.

                        1. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          11 months, 9 days ago

                          Cheers! GL!