Scout Notes

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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    How likely is David Silva to start against Bournemouth?

    1. DMP
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Hope that 100%. Help below, pls.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Very likely. Imo he can start all the remaining PL games!

      1. jamiejoe
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        This ... farewell tour!

    3. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      I really want to know this as want him for Mahrez for this game and last game

    4. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Likely probably

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      I'd say likely, my dilemma is KDB, taking a slot of mid but not sure starter either

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Given he played only 60 last game, I'm expecting another 60 tbh...

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah just painful to get 3 pts for 5-0 win

    6. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Hmm, thanks. Think I'm getting him. Might even be an armband candidate...

      1. FF Dirtbag
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        FH?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Nah, accidentally activated it GW30.

          Will be WCing next week though, and have 2FTs, so a mini FT 😀

      2. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        who for and whats the rest of your team Giggs?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Pope - Button
          TAA - Garcia - Saiss - Soyuncu(X) - Lascelles
          Salah - Mane - KDB - Fernandes - Martial
          Ings - Greenwood - DCL

          2FTs, +0.7m

          Thinking Salah/Mane -> Pulisic/Silva

          WCing 37 so not concerned past next GW.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            yeah love that thinking similar.
            Although would you do Salah Mahrez and Vardy to Pullisic Dilva and Ings for a -8? Maybe keep Vardy and just do first 2?

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Yeah just the first two I think. Vardy could still do well...

    7. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Definitely starting

  2. DMP
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 2 hours ago

    Rate my Free Hit please!

    Ederson
    Alonso Digne WB
    Dilva Salah Pulisic Fernandes
    Ings Jesus Green

    Mcarthy António Aurier Cresswel 0.7 Itb.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Why is Antonio on the bench!

      1. DMP
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Don’t know. Who else to bench?

    2. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Get the cheapest bench possible why waste money

      Dont like Alonso

      1. DMP
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Why keep money on the bank?

      2. DMP
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Can get Doh instead. But Alonso vs. Norwich might get something.

      3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        I dont agree with cheapest bench with so much possible rotation.
        It's a bench of guaranteed starters you need.

        1. DMP
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          This.

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Looks good.

      I think I'd prefer Martial over Jesus/WB, but can understand it.

      1. DMP
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah. Spread the risk. I have Martial on current team (not FH), but in order to get Ings/Jesus, had to make choices. Greenwood to valuable not to get.

    4. Reg83
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        very similar to my team except i have sterling & giroud & willian instead of ings & pulisic.

        if u have antonio, i wouldnt bench him. i too punting on salag despite arsenal away (have mane in my normal team).

        have azpi, but will change to alonso if i get confirmation alonso starts

        1. DMP
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Same with Alonso.

          Sterling is too risky. I’m playing safer.

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      I brought 2 punts in my team this week! One was Antonio and another was Iheanacho. Miles apart!

      1. DMP
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        I brought none. Vardy for Jimmy. lol

      2. DMP
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Help above, pls.

      3. SouthCoastSaint
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Punted on iheanacho too. Rogers is an idiot !

    6. LIARS POKER
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Current front 8

      KDB Mane Bruno Mahrez Foden
      Rashford Jimenez Greenwood

      1 ft and 1.5m itb. What would you do?

      Currently planning to bench Mahrez and either do Jimenez to Ings or Mane to Pulisic

      1. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        KDB to Pulisic/Willian

    7. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      Tbh the City game looks like a potential upset. Bournemouth fighting for their lives off the back of this result, City playing the B team with nothing to play for, having already lost quite a lot of games. Might save the free hit now. Of course, I'm probably completely wrong.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        If you think Bournemouth will lay a glove on City then u are a lil deluded.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Yea youre wrong, BOU will concede the first goal and basically capitulate again and unlike Schmeichel Ederson wont punt the ball into the defender's ass letting them back into the game

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          I'm sure you're right. I haven't seen the highlights yet. Mind you, I've seen Ederson make some clangers..

      3. Klaren
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        City will most probably win easily but Bournemouth might be able to delay the 1st goal in which case it might not end up with 4-5+ goal difference. All depends on how early they score the first goal in my opinion as Bournemouth will be giving everything up to that point.

    8. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      23 days, 2 hours ago

      FH Team locked 😀

      Ederson
      Azpili Cancelo TAA
      Salah Martial Bruno Foden Pulisic
      Giroud Ings

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Just one City attacker?

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          doubts over the rest so I want to play it safe...

      2. Pieterke30
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Id want Alonso in there if we get confirmation he starts 10 mins before deadline.

        Also - I like David Silva this GW.

        1. Pieterke30
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Oh and add Jesus or Sterling. The one you think is the likeliest to start.

        2. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          yes would get him for sure if we get the news before deadline

      3. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Need more City attackers surely

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          which ones do you think will start? Foden,Dilva,Jesus?

          1. Pieterke30
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            That’s what Im banking on. Risky bc Pep but that’s how it is. Im chasing, and betting on KDB and Sterling benched.

      4. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Switch Giroud for Jesus imo

        Cancelo?? Not sure if he'll play

        1. Pieterke30
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Giroud Jesus Ings up front sounds fun to me

          Foden Pulisic Bruno locked in.

          Last front7-spot is between Sterling, Salah, Antonio and David Silva for me. Not an easy choice, and it means Im not considering Martial for 36.

          1. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            good picks. one spot up for grabs in my team, Martial or Jesus,rest is all the same
            Jesus if starts will get around 60 mins whereas Martial is guaranteed to start and play around 80..

            1. Pieterke30
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              If Utd is winning 0-2 after 60ish, Im not confident any of the usual suspects plays more than that. FA Cup semi few days mater

              1. Chucky
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                yes that's right..

      5. Reg83
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          if u have ederson no need for cancelo.

          my 3 city are sterling d silva & ederson

      6. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Guys i have 2 free transfers and really confused as to how to make best use of them. Willing to take a hit as im chasing in ML

        So basically have 3 transfers and only want to use them in mid and attack

        ‐----------------‐-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Son Salah Bruno Martial KDB

        Nketiah DCL Greenwood

        1m ITB
        ...

        1. jamiejoe
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          KdB benched and DCL time to go ...

          Even home to Villa!

          1. StayoutheSpiceZone
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            I replied on the previous page mate

      7. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Pope
        TAA - AWB - Doherty
        KDB - Foden - Pulisic - Bruno
        Rash - Jimi - Vardy

        Henderson - Stephens - Lascelles - Mooy
        4.1ITB 1FT

        A) Mooy --> Mahrez/Willian (play BB)
        B) Jimi/Vardy --> Ings/Jesus
        C) Jimi + Vardy --> Ings + Jesus (-4)
        D) Lascelles + Mooy --> Digne + Willian (-4) (play BB)
        E) KDB + Mooy --> Sterling/Mahrez + Willian (-4) (play BB)
        F) Just give up cause GW 35 was the worst ever 🙁

        Thanks for the help!

        1. JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          E, dont know about bb tho

          1. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Would have to bench one of Vardy or Jimi that's the thing

        2. jamiejoe
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Deffo not E

          Rested

          1. sunnyh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            KDB is gonna be rested too most likely? Lol Pep gonna rest everyone?

      8. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Patricio
        AWB, Alonso/Azpi, Doherty
        Sterling, Foden, Pulisic, Fernandes, Antonio
        Jesus, Giroud

        Thoughts on free hit team?

        1. jamiejoe
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Sterling won’t play and Jesus might not too

          1. JJeyy
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            I disagree, but everyone will have different view on it.

          2. Tempestic
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            One of them will start surely, whos gonn play upfront otherwise

        2. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Ederson instead of Patricio

          Ings instead of Giroud (if he doesnt start)

          Maybe Willian over Antonio?

      9. Kudo Warrior
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Any likely price risers tonight?

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          A few. fplstats

        2. Kudo Warrior
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Thanks guys.

      10. @fpl_phenom
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Any defenders worth looking at for the next 3 matches...

        would be -4 points as iv pencilled in my transfer for next week already on Jimenez to Ings ...

        Current defenders: Trent Taylor Doherty Egan Lascelles .... £1.9M ITB

        1. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Im looking at Digne

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Pointless that defence is better than most

      11. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
        • 11 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Little bit scared to sell DCL when he has 37 SoT and 13 goals. He is due no?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Solanke was due and exploded.

        2. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          No service. Get rid

        3. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Sell DCL

          Don’t punish yourself any more with it

          1. Daniel S. - Forgot the GW 3…
            • 11 Years
            23 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks lads.

      12. Karan14
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        McCarthy
        TAA Doherty Aurier
        Sterling KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
        Rashford Jimenez

        A) Jimenez ➡ Ings
        B) Jimenez & Mahrez ➡ Jesus & Pulisic -4
        C) Jimenez & Mahrez ➡ Ings & Dilva/Foden -4

        Cheers! 🙂

      13. Essential
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Which 3 players from City would you pick on WC?

        I'm thinking Dilva Raz Jesus

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Dilva, Foden, Sterling

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            This

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          On FH: Dilva, Foden, Sterling
          On WC: KdB Sterling Jesus

      14. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Jimmy hold over the one week Vardy punt a big success. Two FTs saved as well as a point.

        No Maddison, Chilwell or Ricardo had been catching up on Leicester.

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Appreciate his passing brings a lot to the table but amazing how few goals/ assists he’s got over the last 15 games or so

          1. SouthCoastSaint
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Maddison

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Same thinking, were meh vs Arsenal and we got lucky today though.

        3. sunnyh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Does Maddison and Chillwell have a return date?

          1. Rainer
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Bottle Rodgers said they were just out of today, they’re needed back, should hear more before the deadline.

      15. Enzo the Baker
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        If Salah & D.Silva cost the same, who would you rather have for GW36?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Salah all day

        2. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          I have silva

      16. @fpl_phenom
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        37 points off Top 10K... Bruno Martial Greenwood to play

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Boring. Cool kids have Maguire, rashford Bruno.

          Cooler kids have pogba

          1. @fpl_phenom
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Nice

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Bruno(c)?

          1. @fpl_phenom
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            No so its killing me that every Bruno return is bad for me due to effective ownership right ?

            Had Sterling captain this week though 😉

      17. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        This crazy?
        KDB Mahrez and Vardy to Dilva Pullisic and Jesus -8?

        Pope
        TAA Doherty Diop
        KDB Mahrez Salah Bruno Martial
        Greenwood Vardy
        Martinez DCL Fernandez Aurier

        1. Firminoooo
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Ha,ha, you are even more grazy. See post under yours.

      18. Firminoooo
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 2 hours ago

        Is this grazy? (-4)

        KdB to Pulisic.
        Vardy to Jesus, Ings or Giroud.

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Giroud against this Norwich defence will be gold if we know he starts

          1. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            This

        2. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          Not at all.

        3. Reg83
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            no not Grazy.

            giroud if confirmed he starts, otherwise ings perhaps

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 2 hours ago

          After a nightmare week, looking for some advice on what to do with this team please?

          McCarthy
          VVD | Saiss | Kiko
          Salah | Mane | KdB | Bruno | Martial
          Vardy | Greenwood

          Button | Connolly | Lascelles | El Mohamady

          1FT, 0ITB

          Thanks

          1. jamiejoe
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            You have 3 to play still.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              4 with McCarthy, but the United boys are all highly owned.

              It was the week for my Salah Mane double up, but Sterling stole the show!

        5. SHIKABALAA
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Pope Martinez
            TAA Doherty Aurier Kiko Holgate
            KDB Mahrez Foden Pulisic Bruno
            Greenwood Rashford Vardy

            What do you think is the best week for BB?
            Vardy and Mahrez will likely be sold.
            Possibly getting Dilva and Ings(would like a differential striker but there is no one)
            Thoughts?

          • Klaren
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Who would you sell for Sterling (and maybe also Foden?) from this midfield?

            A) Salah
            B) KDB
            C) Bruno
            D) Martial
            E) Pulisic

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              None of them I don’t think

            2. jamiejoe
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              KDB so at least you only have one rested player on Wednesday.

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Damn the same mid line up here and got headache with the same question ... stick!

              1. Klaren
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                It is just scary going into the Bournemouth match with only 1 City who might not even start. I could get Jesus for Vardy I guess but also have a slight worry he might not start.

            4. The Dance
              • 9 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              none, Sterling wont start

              1. Klaren
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                What makes you think that? Usually after a rest, Pep starts players even if they played 90 in the game before. KDB was the last example (played 90 vs Newcastle followed by 60 vs Brighton). Considering Sterling is their fittest player, I’d expect him to get 60 next match but of course could be wrong.

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 2 hours ago

            Should’ve just saved Jimenez rather than getting Vardy... damn. Fair play to BOU though, finally turning up.

            1. SouthCoastSaint
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              They really didn’t turn up

              1. JBG
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                They really didn't, that was never a 4-1 match.. Leicester were aaaaaaawful.

            2. Klaren
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Last minute Stanislas free kick to create a big chance was really upsetting with another bps lost.

            3. FOO FIGHTER
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Leicester have been bad for a while now.

              • TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Vardy should have scored at least 2.

              • Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                I did that move for 2 weeks with Jimmy at Burnley and Vardy home to Sheff U. Hits aint a one week deal

            4. Printing Mane
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Who would you keep ?

              A Vardy (SHU tot)
              or
              B Jiminez (bur CPL)

              1. Zim0
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Pope will probably break Jimenez and then Jimmy will get a red card for kicking him in the balls

            5. @fpl_phenom
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              KDB > Pulisic (-4 pts)

              Knowing my luck KDB would start and destroy Bournemouth

              KDB has the better remaingin games... Probably better to just hold ...?

              1. SouthCoastSaint
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                You just can’t know with pep

                1. @fpl_phenom
                  • 5 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Pulisic had Liverpool and wolves after so its probably not a great move

            6. Iceball
              • 5 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Which City players would you have if FH?

              1. Bubz
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Sterling Jesus Foden

              2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Scroll up

              3. jamiejoe
                • 4 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Defo not Sterling

                Maybe not Jesus

                Foden and the Silvas.

                People ain’t thinking in here.

                Pep has said he is resting 5 or 6 to play best team on Saturday in the cup.

              4. Zim0
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Sterling D.Silva Foden

            7. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Are KDB Jesus Pulisic enough for MCI(BOU) CHE(NOR) for GW36? Any addition will be for hits and to sacrifice the like of Salah, Martial, Bruno, DCL.

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                That's why I have Sarr and co 😛

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Sarr was gone for Pulisic a couple of weeks ago ...

            8. pingissimus
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Jim goes to straight seasons with never blanking 4 on the trot - what a man

              (Did point out this record a few times before 😉 )

              1. pingissimus
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Two even

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                You did I recall! Great spot, I hope you benefitted from it

              3. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Great record vs Everton was a no brainer.

            9. yakirh
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 2 hours ago

              Question..

              How come Soyuncu got minus 2 points for conceeding 4 goals when 2 of them were conceeded when he wasn't on the pitch?

              Its like when a defender comes off at 61' getting a clean sheet even if the team is conceeding later

              1. Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                He didn't come off. He was sent off. There's a difference!

                1. AnAngryBiscuit
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    You continue getting the -points when you've been sent off.

                2. jamiejoe
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Nah ... red card counts against for letting the team down once you are off,

                  1. yakirh
                    • 4 Years
                    23 days, 2 hours ago

                    I see the logic here
                    The rules are different in FPL than other fantasy games I'm playing.

                    Thanks

                3. how now brown cow
                  • 5 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  If you get sent off, goals conceded after still count against you.

                  It's the rules. Being sent off and leaving your team a player short is a bit different from being subbed.

                4. Klaren
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 2 hours ago

                  Bertrand got -6 points in the 0-9 Leicester defeat even though he wasn’t on the pitch after the first or second goal.

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                23 days, 2 hours ago

                Imagine not owning Paul "Best Midfielder in the PL" Pogba going into the business end of the season. Im jealous of owners, hauls incoming