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Blades back to their best in defence as Pulisic and Willian are finally blunted

Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea

  • Goals: David McGoldrick (£5.4m) x2, Ollie McBurnie (£5.5m)
  • Assists: McBurnie, Enda Stevens (£5.1m)
  • Bonus: McGoldrick x3, McBurnie x2, Dean Henderson (£5.2m) x1

Sheffield United kept all manner of European permutations open, for themselves and others, with a resounding win over Chelsea.

Champions League football remains within the grasp of the visitors, and still not impossible for the hosts, after a 3-0 victory that showcased the best of the Blades and the worst of their opponents.

There was a time, in a galaxy far, far away, when Chris Wilder’s team emerged from lockdown as if already on the beach.

Since then, an unbeaten run of four matches involving wins over Spurs, Wolves and now the Blues, has been a stirring declaration of their intent to finish the season as well as they started it.

Two goals from David McGoldrick (£5.4m) – his first in the Premier League for the Blades – and one for fellow striker Ollie McBurnie (£5.5m) saw off a Chelsea side heavy on possession but light on pretty much everything else.

Frank Lampard’s men had 74% of the ball, and 64% of possession in the final third, and yet United matched them for penalty area touches (19) and shots on target (four) – a classic example of it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it.

The way the Blades do it involves a concerted team-wide effort to press the ball, from back to front, and that hustle was in evidence when they took the lead in the first half.

Jorginho (£4.9m), making a rare start, was immediately put under pressure as he attempted to bring the ball out of his own penalty area, a cross was swung in and McGoldrick scored on the rebound after Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m) made a fine save from McBurnie’s deflected shot.

That combination benefited just 0.5% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers because, let’s face it, hoping for major returns from Sheffield United strikers is the stuff of Fantasy.

Instead, the out-of-position delights of John Lundstram (£4.6m), who made a welcome return from injury with a 27-minute cameo yesterday, and regular points from his fellow defenders have been the way forward this season.

A second straight clean sheet meant solid returns for the likes of George Baldock (£5.0m and 11.5%-owned) and goalkeeper Dean Henderson (£5.2m and 15.9%), with the latter bringing in extra points from four saves and a bonus.

Of those four stops, all were of the regulation variety as Chelsea’s well-owned forward line of Christian Pulisic (£7.3m and 11.7%) and Tammy Abraham (£7.4m and 14.7%) never got into the groove, managing just the one shot on target between them.

The Blades were considerably more ruthless, and their second goal was as simple as it was effective.

The 213,000+ managers who had bought into the free-scoring Willian (£7.3m) for the Gamweek did so not for his defensive prowess, which was just as well when he was left baffled by a one-two that released Enda Stevens (£5.1m) on the left.

The wing-back put over a cross straight onto the head of McBurnie, who buried the chance in the bottom corner.

That was a second assist in four Gameweeks for Stevens, bringing in a nine-point haul on the day. He’s had a remarkably consistent campaign – his 139 points have him fifth in FPL’s defenders standings, but he’s not had a double-digit return all season.

That level of understatement might explain why he’s owned by just 3.6% of Fantasy managers.

Lampard had seen enough by half-time, swapping from four at the back to a formation, involving three centre-halves and wing-backs, that matched up with United’s.

It stirred a revival, of sorts, after the break, but as they pushed for a way back into the match, so they left themselves more vulnerable to a counter-attack; a situation the hosts were happy to exploit all night long.

McGoldrick was on hand to take advantage of one such break when he steered home a cross from substitute Lys Mousset (£4.4m) that Antonio Rudiger (£5.9m) made a horrible mess of clearing.

The pair then combined to expose Chelsea again, only for Mousset to dink the ball over Kepa but wide of the post after being sent through by his partner’s pass.

Conceding four goals would have been harsh on Chelsea, but they’ve been defensively poor all season, with seven clean sheets overall – only three teams have a worse tally – and just the one shut-out in 18 away games.

Lampard, post-match, acknowledged his side’s shortcomings.

They’re disappointing goals, mistakes that led to goals, individual errors, and if you do that you will lose football matches against good teams. They were better than us physically, in the mind and with the ball, so you lose the game. They were stronger than us. We don’t have crowds at the minute so you hear every voice and all I could hear was Sheffield United voices, so they were stronger in that sense.

He then attempted to shift focus onto a future which will involve a mighty fight to secure a Champions League spot.

I’m concerned about how we performed and I learned a lot about that. We cannot approach Norwich or Man United or Liverpool or Wolves in the same way we did today.

The home match-up with now-relegated Norwich on Tuesday will surely persuade most Fantasy managers to hold onto their Chelsea assets for one Gameweek more.

The Liverpool and Wolves fixtures that follow could be an entirely different matter, with the misfiring Abraham a particular concern for his owners.

The striker has just a goal and an assist to his name in the six matches since football returned, and he’s blanked in both of the games he’s started.

Only an emphatic display against the Canaries is likely to halt the five-Gameweek run of net sales he’s endured.

The opposite is true of Sheffield United’s key players.

Excitable press conference questions talked of the team’s Champions League prospects, but Wilder was never going to be so emotional.

It’s dangerous to get carried away – the game finds you out if you take your foot off the gas, but the players are enjoying the challenge and Leicester we will have to roll out another big result.

Instead, he reiterated his faith in keeping things tight at the back.

I am not embarrassed to talk about our defensive record. You have to get it right defensively to stand a chance of getting it right at the other end. We have to have a structure and an identity – players have to have a desire to put their bodies on the line and defend properly and we did that.

Three wins and a heap of other results going their way will be required for United to secure a Champions League spot, but the key point is that the side is clearly in form and up for the fight.

That should make their defensive assets particularly attractive, with trips to Leicester and Southampton and a home match against Everton perfectly reasonable shouts for more clean sheets.

And could even Lundstram bring in some more points for his 29.3% ownership? Sweet dreams are made of these…


Sheffield United XI (5-3-2): Henderson; Basham (Jagielka 68), O’Connell. Egan, Stevens, Norwood; Baldock, Berge (Lundstram 63), Osborn; McGoldrick, McBurnie (Mousset 63).

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; James (Hudson-Odoi 75), Christensen (Rudiger 45), Zouma, Azpilicueta; Barkley (Loftus-Cheek 78), Jorginho, Mount (Alonso 45);  Willian, Abraham, Pulisic (Giroud 66).

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2,707 Comments Post a Comment
  1. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pick one for this week only:

    A) Doherty (bur)
    B) Digne (AVL)

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think they both stand a similar chance of conceding. And out of the 2 I think Diane has looked the most likely to offer attacking returns

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        lol Diane. Digne

    2. FOO FIGHTER
        1 month, 1 day ago

        A

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      To bring pulisic or willian in would mean a -8 over the next 2 weeks. Best to just ignore the fixture, right?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Who would you sell and buy after?

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          martial out this week then possibly richarlison in after.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Doesn't sound great, might do similar but less tempted now.

            1. Whiskerz
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I fancy auba over the last few so hes the move I've earmarked for next week.

              Think ill stick to hoping chelsea norwich isn't a massacre. Cheers.

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Or FH if you still have one. If not I would get at least one.

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Fh in 38 is the plan

    4. Champions united
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      TAA aurier digne soy Saiss

      Replacement for soy playing BB

      mcarthy/ederson
      TAA digne soy saiss aurier
      antonio kdb willian bruno,martial
      ings, green,vardy

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      FH this week. Hope that Utd will stay quiet and maybe they will rotate too. Toughts? Should I keep Salah instead of Sterling?

      Pope
      TAA Azpi Digne
      Sterling Dilva(C) Puli Willian Rich
      Jesus Ings

      3.9 Greenwood Egan 3.9

      2.2m itb

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Palace are a bit meh atm. United want CL.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I know but Utd also has busy schedule. If I keep Bruno I lose one of the mids and fancy them all for FH this week. Also I am chasing big time so willing to risk it atm, hope it can't be worse then last 2 weeks...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Even Villa managed 2 goals.

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Hehe, true my friend true. Cheers.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 1 day ago

          UTD chasing CL spot. Probably won't rotate.

        • merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Dont bet on United staying quiet. Get in 3 of them. Fernandes, Martial. Much more likely that Pep will rotate than OGS

        • DD
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ignoring United, specially on a free hit could be a recipe for disaster. I dont see OGS changing the side. WIll likely start the same team and ring the changes around the 60th minute.

          1. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            This

          2. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            this

          3. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Cheers guys. Ohhhh this game...will try to mix something untill deadline. Haven't activated FH but 99% that I am going to. Still have TC also but really dont know on who to use it, fancy my chances more with FH.

      3. merin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Suggestions for transfers? I know it depends on the game tonight, but still.

        Pope Button
        TAA Doherty AWB Robinson Simpson
        KDB Salah Fernandes Pulisic Foden
        Vardy Rashford Nketiah

        1 FT, 1.2 ITB

        1. merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Rashford -> Greenwood?Vardy -> Ings?

      4. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Is salah to D Silva this week a crazy move? Will free up enough funds to do DCL to Auba for the last too games (villa and Watford)

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          It's Ok as long as you don't want a hungry looking Salah who might still entertain hopes of the golden boot.

          1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            How hungry did he look against Burnley though? I’m not so sure. Plus the same could be said for auba

      5. BNMC
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Bottomed. Mahrez to Dilva seems like an obvious transfer, right?

          1. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Son?

        • merin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          If you have FH left, what week Are you using it in?

          1. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            GW38. Hopefully a good idea on lineups and a few teams with points to play for.

          2. DD
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            38+ for me. Strong argument to use it in 36+ but the way my team is set up, i will use it in 38+

            1. ludaslol
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              how is your team looking atm?

              1. merin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Pope Button
                TAA Doherty AWB Robinson Simpson
                KDB Salah Fernandes Pulisic Foden
                Vardy Rashford Nketiah

                1 FT, 1.2 ITB

                1. ludaslol
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Would probably save FH with that team imo

                  1. merin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    38 I guess?

              2. DD
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                DDG Martin
                Doherty TAA Kiko Lascelles Simpson
                Salah Pulisic KDB Sterling Bruno
                Greenwood Vardy Connolly

                1FT 0 ITB

          3. WE GO FOR IT
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            38+. I almost used it last week, which in hindsight was the right thing to do for me. I had Antonio, Robertson and Sterling in my teams compared to KdB, TAA and Mahrez. That's 30+ point difference right there.

          4. Kudo Warrior
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            38

          5. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            my team is pretty well set for a 38fh

            1. merin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              What is your team?

        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          My guesses:

          Bournemouth:
          Gündogan, Fernandinho, Dilva (Dilva subbed late-ish)
          Bilva, Jesus, Foden (Jesus subbed early - prob Sterling around 60)

          Arsenal:
          KDB, Rodri, Dilva
          Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

          Watford:
          KDB, Fernandinho, Gundogan (KDB subbed late-ish)
          Bilva, Sterling, Foden (Sterling off for Jesus early-ish)

          Norwich:
          KDB, Rodri, Dilva
          Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

          It’s an absolute lottery tbf

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 11 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            7 starts in a row for Jesus is pushing it.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              When he’s their only fit striker? And has only two 90’s in those 7?

              With no Kun he was always going to shoulder more weight - there’s no perfect answer to that schedule

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Could do with a freshen up and late 30.

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  So maybe a swap Of his & Sterling’s predictions for BOU & wat games above?

                  That keeps Jesus from hitting 7 consecutive starts

                  1. TorresMagic™
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                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Possibly. Could even get a full rest if game is under control.

          2. GreennRed
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Definitely a lottery and PL is third priority for City. Even if you pick an attacking starter there's a good few of them to share out the points for them.

          3. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            not sure Dilva starts both BOU & FA cup, probably benched for cup game

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Pep started him for the arsenal league game vs Arteta - think he has him earmarked for a semi final start

              Could be wildly wrong though

              1. The Red Devil
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                not sure, gap between BOU & cup game rather less for someone like Dilva

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Why? He did 180 league minutes in 3 days in GW33/34 (Newcastle-Southampton)

                  Fits in with the benching/rest vs Brighton In GW35 too - then he gets rested Watford & starts the swansong/testimonial vs Norwich GW38

                  1. The Red Devil
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Well, I'm mostly doing Mahrez to dilva for sure, might even TC him, it's who else to get besides kdb dilva

                2. WE GO FOR IT
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  He started 2 games in 4 days when he played Soton and Newcastle, putting in a MOTM performance in the second game as well. I think Dilva starts both games. Rest against Watford before starting the final game against Norwich.

                  I think I might just get him in.

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    *3days!

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    I’m thinking Foden GW36, Foden GW37, Dilva GW38

                    Try get all 3 games covered

                    1. WE GO FOR IT
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      I already have Foden in. Mahrez and KdB are the other 2 City mids. I might do Mahrez to Dilva this week.

          4. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            also, think sterling starts, just rested for game prior to brighton, start & off at 60 imo

          5. Vazza
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Are you suggesting that KDB doesn’t feature at all against Bournemouth ?

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Possibly, or he could come in for Dilva - all guesswork though

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    KDB only played 60mins the other night so surely he will get some game time.

                    1. TorresMagic™
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                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Is he needed though?

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Could be prepping him for back to back starts in 3 days vs gunners & watford though

                      Or you could be right, this is pure guesswork 🙂

            • WE GO FOR IT
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Who do you think will start for City against Bournemouth? I have KdB, Mahrez and Foden. I think Foden starts after missing the last one.

              If Jesus starts, it can be the Silvas in the midfield, with Foden and Mahrez/Sterling outwide.
              If he plays false 9 with Bernardo, Foden and Sterling/Mahrez start on the wings with KdB and Dilva in the midfield.

              1. Kudo Warrior
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                See my post below, they all get some time. And depending on the asset, they get points either way.

              2. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Either way, Dilva and Foden seem nailed and I think I will have them in my team.

              3. WE GO FOR IT
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Cheers both! 🙂

            • Sotamendi84
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              which option Lads?
              1) keep fh and get this for -4:
              ddg
              aurier saiss taa
              bruno tony foden puli kdb
              vardy ings/jesus

              2) play fh:
              ederson
              azpi digne Awb
              foden silva willian puli bruno
              ings jesus?

              1. Kudo Warrior
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Keep and use FH in 38.

            • Kudo Warrior
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Would you do anythng with this midfield? (Money no object):

              KDB Bruno Mahrez Mane Salah

              REALLY want Sterling (and Antonio to a lesser degree) but don't want to lose anyone above lol

              1. GreennRed
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Similar boat. Going De Bruyne to Son. Try and get heads up on City lineup, but sure Pep doesn't even know that!

                1. Kudo Warrior
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I mean, I wouldn't do that. Spurs are so hot and cold (more cold at the moment). Arsenal defense made them look good to be honest.

                  1. GreennRed
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Spurs are awful, couldn't score against worse defences than Arsenal. But KDB gametime looks patchy now, have him a while, reluvtant to sell but it's him or Salah or both. Can't keep sliding. Son looks he's getting close to sharpness, wasn't fit just before lockdown. Betting on him, not Spurs, same as Vardy in a so so Leicester team.

            • JACK ARMY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              RMT FH 36+ Edition

              Ederson
              Azpi Digne Ritchie
              Dilva Foden Willian Pulisic Fernandes
              Ings Ighalo

              All thoughts & input gratefully received 🙂

              1. ludaslol
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Giroud/Greenwood over Ighalo

              2. TONY123
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Ighalo and Ritchie to Greenwood and AWB and that's my team.

              3. La Roja
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Digne Ritchie and Ighalo

                Apart from these looking good imo

              4. The Red Devil
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Ighalo ain't starting, OGS said he'll play greenwood as he doesnt rest inform players

            • Kudo Warrior
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              City got 3 days before the next game, then 2 days before Arsenal cup game then 2 days before the next prem game.

              Good chance pep will save his best boys who started yesterday for the FA cup game.

              So we gotta bank on impact sub points in the prem games before and after FA cup game.

              Looking at the last few games:

              - In the game sterling started he usually sub's him around 60m mark.

              - In the games sterling doesn't start he comes on around 60min mark

              In both cases he's gotten points. So worth the rsik for anyone thinking of brining him in....

            • Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              It doesn't really matter anymore

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yep, bigger world problems.

              2. GreennRed
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                You just care about your podcast 😉

            • radawson
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Mahrez to......?

              A) David Silva (BOU, wat)

              B) Antonio (WAT, mun)

              C) Son (new, LEI)

              D) Richarlison (AVL, shu)

            • The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Current team

              Pope/Button

              TAA/Doherty/Femenia/Lascelles/Schelotto

              Mane/Kdb/Mahrez/Martial/Fernandes

              Vardy/Greenwood/Nketiah

              1.8ITB 1FT
              What transfers would you do o get in the best city/chelsea cover?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Are you willing to sell any M's in midfield?
                Vardy out could cover Giroud/Jesus.

                1. The Red Devil
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Mahrez to sterling/Dilva? Martial to Willian/Pulisic is tempting
                  thinking Ings a better option than giroud?

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Ings with tough schedule

                    1. The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Tough? Has Brighton and Bournemouth up next, no?

                2. The Red Devil
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  would you do mane to sterling for -4? mane has arsenal

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Son managed 13 points.

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Guendozi > Foden & 3-5-2 - Which out to fund it (A-D) and which in? (1-4)

              A. Vardy 1. Ings
              B. Jimmy 2. Giroud
              C. Rashford 3. Greenwood
              D. Boly 4. Diop

              Pope,
              TAA, Taylor, Boly
              KDB, Sterling, Martial, Bruno
              Rashford, Vardy, Jimmy
              (Martin, Saiss, Lundy, Guendouzi)

              1. WE GO FOR IT
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Vardy to Greenwood

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  4 United

                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Missed that. Giroud then, if you want just for one week. Otherwise Ings.

            • Vazza
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Who did Jimenez to Ings last night?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  You?

                  1. Vazza
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Indeed. The reason for the move is to be able to fund my move from Mane to Salah next week.

                      My follow up question is, who should I bench out of -

                      Mane
                      KDB
                      Sterling
                      Foden
                      Fernandes
                      Rashford
                      Greenwood
                      Ings

                  2. Kudo Warrior
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    No one with their right minds as he may get a RC or get injured tonight 😀

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Not a problem mate. Look at my post above.

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

                      Nope....as good as ings is most of my ml have ings and atm I feel like staying away and looking st differentials like jesus

                  3. drughi
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Pope
                    TAA VVD saiss
                    Kdb foden mane fernandes martial
                    Vardy ings

                    Martin greenwood holgate lascelles

                    GTG ? Anything worth a hit ? Who to captain ?

                    1. drughi
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Vardy>Jesus-4 ?

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

                        Similair I am looking at doing salah to pulisic and vardy to jesus for a hit

                  4. manu4life99
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Save FT? (£3.0m itb)

                    Patricio
                    Doherty TAA Maguire
                    Salah(vc) KDB Bruno(C) Pulisic Foden
                    Vardy Greenwood

                    Martin, Aurier,Holgate,Nketiah*

                  5. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    After losing Soy, bench Vards?

                    Ederson
                    Digne, Aurier, Boly,
                    Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial
                    Greenwood, Ings

                    Button, Vardy, Taylor, Lamptey.

                    .4

                    FT

                  6. Live Scoutcast 5:15pm today - Leave your questions here
                    J0E
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Live Scoutcast today at 5:15pm

                    Joining me to answer your questions will be Andy and Az.

                    Feel free to leave your questions here

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      The Antonio boys, going to be a long scoutcast 🙂

                      1. J0E
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Not when the guy doing the notes doesn't own him.

                        Not sure he'll even get a mention 😉

                        1. scubasmithy
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          At the core of my free hit team for 35, tempted to transfer him in for 36.

                    2. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Chelsea conceded 49 goals maybe Norwich will do a Bournemouth?

                    3. JurgenRodgers
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Is it to risky to captain a City asset this Gw?

                    4. JACK ARMY
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Free Hit 36+ vs. 38+ ???

                    5. The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Best city assets for 36+ & those with TC & FH
                      TC now or 38+?

                    6. Legomané
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Predict-a-Pep v BOU

                      (This may assist with part of the puzzle 🙂
                      https://twitter.com/legomane_fpl/status/1282224810160988160 )

                    7. Whats the Mata?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Discussions on City assets - Foden and Dilva probably the best transfers in this gw?

                      Assuming they start in gw36 and rested/benched in the FA cup semis, they should/are more likely to start in gw37 as well?

                      Yes it's Pep, can't second guess hum, but theoretically and logically this move makes sense with the data we have right now?

                      1. Whats the Mata?
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Also, are we overthinking him confirming "he'll make 5-6 changes for BOU"?

                        The guys has used a completely different defense in back to back games, 4 changes done there itself.

                        Probably selling City attackers for a hit this week not the best decision?

                    8. FPL Spy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Should those with a Free Hit left activate their chip in GW36 or 38? If this week, what players would the ideal team include?

                    9. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Do we need to re-evaluate the thought to target Bournemouth after two spirited performances against Spurs and Leicester?

                      Have we now finally reached a stage when we can say that Watford, West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa are fighting tooth and nail for survival and will not be pushovers?

                      Instead, should we now focus on targetting teams on the beach like - Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Everton.

                      Southampton and Burnley seem to be exceptions to the 'On the beach' rule - Southampton may be due to their aggressive style and Burnley due to their combativeness and the great Nick the Pope!

                    10. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Is it worth transferring in a Chelsea attacker for Norwich if I own none considering their fixtures in GW37-38 (liv, WOL)?

                      Personally I'm looking at Mahrez to Pulisic which will free up funds for Jimenez to Jesus.

                    11. seanmcging
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      FH for 36? Already have 3 Man City & Man Utd, but think it’s the best way to get Sterling for Mahrez, Ings & at least 2 Chelsea, possibly Pulisic & Azpi.

                    12. Dunkonius
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Worth giving Kane another week? Showed flashes against Arsenal and Newcastle have conceded 9 in their last 3

                    13. Goodbye Horses
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Isn't it the worst week to be spinning the Pep Roulette, three days before a semi?

                    14. Seahawk
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      What is the optimum front 7 for those using their Free Hit chip?

                    15. nyron
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      For people with Free Hit remaining and their team in decent shape, is it worth playing FH in GW36 to take advantage of great fixtures for City, Chelsea and Man United, even if that means only tweaking your current team, or holding out for GW38 to navigate rotation, even though there aren't any stand out fixtures?

                    16. Rossendale Rover
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Just let me know what lateriser is planning to do....the rest is irrelevant

                    17. Mike1981
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      When (if there is one now) is the best time to bench boost?

                  7. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Bruno Blank tonight please.... It's due

                    1. P-h-o-e-n-i-x
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      All non owners unite and pray!

                  8. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    What's all this about early news? Is it definite?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Yeah.

                      1. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        How early? One or two minutes or earlier?

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Thereabouts.

                  9. Return of the FF
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Thoughts on this lot? Threatening top 50k and leading ML

                    Hendo
                    TAA, Walker, Doc, Saiss, Taylor
                    Salah, KdB, Bruno, Martial, pulisic,
                    Vardy, Greenwood, Nketiah

                    1FT, 0.7ITB and FH left.

                    A) roll
                    B) Salah to Sterling
                    C) Walker to ?? Maybe Azpi?
                    D) Vardy to Ings

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Disaster!

                    2. tucaoneo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      There it is guys. Run very fast, run very far!

                    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Foden
                      Dilva
                      Fernandinho
                      Stones
                      Cancelo
                      Gundogan

                      All Come in for:

                      Jesus
                      Mahrez
                      KDB
                      Rodri
                      Laporte
                      Walker

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        And Zinchenko for Mendy

                      2. TONY123
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 1 day ago

                        Pure guessing game, right? Honestly can't see Sterling starting after playing 90 mins vs Brighton and definitely starting vs Arsenal.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          I wonder was that behind the early bath at Southampton - Pep knew what was coming up

                          He’d be subbed early enough vs BOU if he did start you’d think though

                          But Jesus could start that one with Sterling benched either

                        2. WE GO FOR IT
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          I think he starts and comes off early. Maybe even before 60.

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

                        What makes you think sterling plays? I'm sure he hit 90min vs brighton

                        1. Eat my goal!
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          Benched the game before

                          Sterling false nine - give Jesus a rest

                          1. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 1 day ago

                            Oh yes .

                        2. WE GO FOR IT
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 1 day ago

                          He can start and come off when the game is won. He's a fit lad. There's no reason he can't start 3 games in a week. Also, Mahrez, Jesus and KdB have started more games in a row before. So, they look more likely to be rested now.

                    4. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      He changed the entire defence in the last two games

                  10. Whats the Huth
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    How’s this for a FH team?

                    McCarthy
                    TAA. Dinge. Alonso.
                    Sterling. Pulisic. Salah. Richarlison. D.Silva.
                    Jesus. Ings.

                    Martin. Connolly. Taylor. Lascelles

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Too much Everton possibly.

                    2. scubasmithy
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      no united? very very risky

                  11. TONY123
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    When will Pep have his pre match conference? Before or after the deadline?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Before

                  12. Aftermath
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Chances of Otamendi starting against BOU? Thinking of getting him

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Solanke will hattrick if he does