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How each team’s rest periods could affect the final few FPL Gameweeks

We are now in the final few Gameweeks of the season and the minutes have been racking up for players in a congested schedule.

For this article, I look at the rest periods for each team in the final three Gameweeks to see if any match-ups stand out in particular.

I have outlined my methodology for the colour coding in my earlier piece.

The first thing that stands out to me is that most teams have a good recovery period for Gameweek 38+, which makes it ideal for the Free Hit chip.

We can, for example, expect Pep Guardiola to put out his strongest team as he would have had nearly five days after the Watford game in Gameweek 37+.

It also means that the final column (F) of total recovery period is a bit distorted, as certain teams have over a week off to prepare for Gameweek 38+. It’s just the FA Cup teams that are in the red in terms of the total recovery period, so let’s instead look at the recovery period for Gameweeks 36+ and 37+ (Column E).

Naturally, the teams with FA Cup involvement have the lowest recovery period – Arsenal (145), Chelsea (145), Man Utd (140) and Man City (160). The turnaround between the FA Cup fixture and Watford in Gameweek 37+ is particularly short for City (68) so it would be a surprise to see many players from the FA Cup semi-final start their league fixture against the Hornets.

Apart from the aforementioned four, Southampton (134) have a harsh schedule as well, something for us to keep in mind as owners of Danny Ings (£7.4m).

Now let’s have a look at the individual match-ups for Gameweek 36:

The teams at a disadvantage are highlighted in red.

Wolves, Arsenal, Spurs and Bournemouth have nearly a day’s less rest than their opponents.

Manchester United and Southampton (who play each other in Gameweek 35+) are particularly disadvantaged in terms of rest periods with their opponents having significantly more time to recover. If that match on Monday is as high energy as we expect, it could have a bearing on their performances and team selection in Gameweek 36+.

The Cherries are likely to find it difficult to go to the Etihad with less than 72 hours of recovery as well. City assets could once again be great picks if you can predict who Guardiola will start.

Now we move on to Gameweek 37+, which is in my opinion the trickiest week with the FA Cup ties preceding the league fixtures:

As mentioned earlier, Manchester City’s recovery period of 68 hours from their FA Cup fixture stands out. Maybe whoever starts against Bournemouth in Gameweek 36+ starts this one as well? I really don’t see Guardiola giving the likes of Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) a start against Watford with him likely to feature for 90 minutes against Arsenal in the cup.

Southampton have a recovery period of just 64 hours from the Brighton game, which might affect their high-intensity style – something to watch out for if you’re looking to possibly captain Ings that week.

Liverpool have over double the amount of recovery time as Chelsea and will be looking to end their last home game on a high. Selecting Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) as captain looks a legitimate shout that week given the Blues’ defensive woes.

The likes of Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) will probably get a start against Villa given the short turnaround and his unavailability for the FA Cup semi-final due to suspension.

It will be interesting to see how much Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tinkers with his line-up with the short recovery period, too. We might need our benches in Gameweek 37+.

In terms of my own team, I was originally thinking of doing the Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) to Ings move but the Saints’ congested schedule has me a bit worried. Ings has been a machine of late but his fitness issues in the past are well documented and will they possibly flare up again with matches so close? The Saints’ pressing style could suffer too with low recovery periods. Something to ponder.

Good luck and stay safe.


An FPL veteran of 10 seasons, Utkarsh Dalmia has been a member of the site right since 2009 and has finished in the top 5k in six of those campaigns, with a best finish of 17th in 2010. A Chelsea fan based in India, he relies heavily on statistics for his FPL decision-making process.

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1,206 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Should I transfer out Mahrez for Dilva for this GW only or keep Dilva for the rest of the season and invest money elswhere (Rash for Auba perhaps)?

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      keep Mahrez you mean?

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        I ment that after I get Dilva for this GW that I could keep him for the rest of the season.

    2. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      i think he will start 2 out of the next 3 so do it but it feels a sideways move

  2. Dele
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Salah > Sterling for a hit?

    Can't go without Sterling now surely for these last 3 games...

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      haha lol no way

      1. Dele
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        How come? Everyone was saying Salah to Sterling last week for a hit was madness, look how that turned out...

        Salah 2pts

        Sterling 21pts

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 10 hours ago

          How was it madness? Hits are rarely advisable, but many did it with a FT - and did their homework into the bargain

          No one knew that Mane wouldn't start, and when Mane has started Salah's away form has been: 3,6,5,3,2,3,6,2,3,2,2 - and it was to be followed by Burnley which was going to be his fourth start in just 8 days & 19 hours

          Salah > Sterling prior to Brighton was a move I'd do 10 times out of 10 with the same information we had to hand - and even though there was an unlucky 8 points lost that week (and it was exactly that - unlucky, not silly) it paid back in spades anyways this week

          Just because the decision had a bad result didn't mean it had bad logic behind it - important to be able to differentiate the decision logic from the decision result

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 10 hours ago

            Sorry - i get you - I'm agreeing with 🙂

            1. Dele
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 10 hours ago

              Haha it’s ok!

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      No not this week.

    3. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      salah will smash gunners and sterling will be benched imho

      i think youa re chasing points. dont forget salah got 18pnts only a week ago

    4. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      worth a risk if u need to go for it, sterling will outscore salah over the next 3

  3. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    hows this team on FH chip.

    ederson
    taa, awb, azp
    fernandes, sterling, pulisic, willian
    greenwood, jesus, ings
    subs- button, traore, lund, kiko

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Would try to have at least onr of Dilva/Foden, purely cause of "security" of starts

    2. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      foden for sterling

  4. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Best way to bring Pulisic? And keep 2 city...

    Martial-Salah-KDB-Fernandes-Mahrez
    Jimenez-Ings

    0.0 itb

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      well out of those probably salah but i would think mahrez can make way

  5. Monster Pick
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    pulisic or willian for gw 36? and why?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Both. Norwich.

      1. Monster Pick
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        only have 1 FT and it'll ruin my team for next GW

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 10 hours ago

          Then Puli

  6. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Sterling/any other city option TC against Norwich in 38 or do it this GW?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Looking at that same game for TC cause I wanna play FH this week. So yes.

  7. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    I think Pep might play a reasonably strong first team lineup vs BOU to keep the 'rhythm' going into the Arsenal match, with a view to rest players vs Watford where the rest period is shorter

    1. KP - FPL
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Who do you think starts then?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        I's fairly confident Sterling, Jesus, Foden, Dilva will start. KDB I'm not so sure about - 50/50.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      All his potential lineups are strong.

    3. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Could be but surely the point of resting players before the FA cup game is because they want to progress. Little point resting them after when they already have second.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        The players aren't tired, they've all been rotated over recent weeks. He will play them to keep the rhythm going into the game and then if they do need a rest it can come vs Wat where he doesn't need to play them to keep a rhythm going

    4. Rashleigh Runabouts
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Not sure on the lineup, but reckon all the big city mids will get 30 or 60 mins for Pep's 'rhythm'

    5. Nedvěd11
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      My guess

      D. Silva | Fernandinho | Gündogan

      B.Silva | Sterling | Foden

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        Nah I don't think he will rotate to that degree

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 10 hours ago

          I think Jesus gets a start to give him chance to continue goalscoring form and keep the rhythm of that approach with him up front. Changing to Sterling up front doesn't make a lot of sense to me

  8. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Who is more likely to start against Bournemouth?

    a) Jesus

    b) Sterling

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      A

    2. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Honestly 50/50

      Sterling has had less minutes but whether Pep will want to keep Jesus sharp and confident by giving him a start who knows..

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        I'd maybe edge B

    3. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      I think Sterling has more chances than Jesus to start. Jesus has started last 4-5 games, even though played limited time in each game

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Think A

    5. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      i feel both will start

    6. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      B

      1. Rashleigh Runabouts
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        Sorry, trying to keep up here. You reckoned Jesus in the reply above? Confused me now lol!

        1. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 10 hours ago

          I think both Sterling and Jesus start vs Bou personally. But Sterling is in better form

          1. Rashleigh Runabouts
            22 days, 10 hours ago

            Cheers for explaining that!

  9. Tempestic
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    That predicted lineup has 7 changes from last game. I heard that Pep said it'd be 5-6?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Surely he won't say exact number of changes. Could be only 3-4 or 7-8

      1. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 11 hours ago

        Found the quote "Another four, five, six players will play against Bournemouth and against Arsenal I will select what I believe is best for the team." so yeh. Who knows

        1. amit1964
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 10 hours ago

          it is going to be like this:

          bilva,dilva,kdb
          foden,jesus,sterling

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 10 hours ago

            Gundo instead of Kdb imo

  10. lordkippe
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Should I FH this week or 38 ?

    Martinez & TAA in same game not optimal. Also think both KDB & Mahrez will be rested. But not sure if I will come back to the same dilemmas gw 37.

    Martinez ( Button )

    TAA - Maguire - Doherty (kiko, lascelles)

    KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Pulisic (Guendouzi )

    Jimenez - Vardy - Rashford

  11. PowerSink
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Vardy to Jesus? Feels a bit 50/50

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      I think Jesus starts and probably gets 60 mins as usual

      1. PowerSink
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        Still can get points like last game. Also last 2 fixtures better than Vardy.

        The thing that goes for Vardy, they need to win for Champions &he might want to win the golden boot.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Nah

    3. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Considering it, it was either that or Giroud and Jesus definitely has a higher ceiling.

  12. The Gambler.
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Sorry in advance, cos this is dullard, but is Erik Pieters nailed for rest of season?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Why? Taylor got injured?

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        They've been playing together for weeks, Pieters has been OOP.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      I don't think so. Brady & Gudmundsson are back.

  13. Sotamendi84
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    best city option for the next 2 gameweeks:
    foden
    bilva
    dilva

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      F

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Dilva for the next 3

  14. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Thoughts on
    KDB and Mahrez to Sterling and Pulisic-4?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      Can work if K&M don't start

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      I'd want 3 city vs Bournemouth. Could be a bloodbath

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Its very risky but could pay off big time. I do think Mahrez will be benched. Kdb I really am not sure. Cant go wrong with Raheem and Pulisic this week though and I assume you’ll captain one of them

    4. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      I like that trade

    5. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      thanks all nightmare week

  15. southcoastbeast
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Salah & jimmy
    To
    Sterling and ings
    For a hit ?

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      A lot are doing this move, Jimmy to Ings is easily a yes but not sure about Salah as he loves playing against arsenal

      1. southcoastbeast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeah thats the problem, high risk but could be high reward.

    2. Raz Sterling Archer
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      just do 1 and then the other next gw

  16. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    A) Sterling, Giroud
    B) Pulisic, Jesus

    Both for a -4. Have KDB, Foden & no chelsea

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      B

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    3. PowerSink
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      B

  17. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    So, for city, they're likely to play a near full strength side in last game against Norwich? Have FH & TC left
    Looking at TC a city option against Bournemouth or Norwich

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      I am in the same situation and untill this week was planning TC36 and FH38. Now is totally opposite. Will probably FH36 and TC38. Che and City have nice games this week but with Pep rotation fears and Che playing hot/cold don't think it is time for TC.

  18. SDTA
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Is GW36 best for free hit? Worried of rotation in last gameweek.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      I’m worried about rotation this week more than 38. Tough call. My thoughts below

      1. SDTA
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        Currently got

        Pope (Martinez)
        VVD - Maguire - Doherty (Robinson, Lascelles)
        KDB - Sterling - Bruno - Pulisic (D Luiz)
        Greenwood - Jimi - Vardy

        Chasing rival

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      I feel GW38 there will be alot of rotation especially now the Liverpool have wrapped the season up.

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      I think it is. Load uo with che,city, Ings, maybe some everton and Antonio

  19. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Holgate
    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno Foden
    Rashford Greenwood
    (Jimi Saiss Lascelles)

    2FT + 0.5ITB

    a) Holgate > Egan
    b) Jimi > Ings (bench Greenwood or Rash)
    c) Mahrez > Dilva
    d) KDB & Jimi > Sterling & Giroud (bench Greenwood or Rash)

  20. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    My team now:

    Pope
    TAA, AWB, Saiss
    Foden, KDB, Bruno, Willian
    Auba, Greenwood, Vardy

    Mahrez, Fernandez, Taylor

    1) FH now
    2) Vardy-> Ings
    3) Save transfer an FH in gw 38+

    Thank You for comments

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Fairly happy with my team this week, although no Chelsea and only 2 City worries me. Was going to save FH till GW38 but looking at the fixtures there is no massively stand out games other than City and possibly Arsenal, Everton and West Ham but that’s is 3 very unreliable teams. So not I’m just considering FH this week and loading up on CHE and CITY. What do people think fixtures wise? Am I missing something?

    A. FH36

    B. FH38

    1. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 11 hours ago

      I'm in the same boat. Was going to go 38 but leaning towards 36

    2. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      In the exact same boat. I think it might come down to how concerned you are that a few of your team will get rested ahead of the FA Cup fixtures and whether or not you are concerned about rivals teams that would sway you either way i.e. not having Salah for Newcastle etc

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Im on FH 36+ lads, loaded up on CHE, City with a bit of Man u, WHU & SOU 😉

    4. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Maybe ask yourself if you FH36, how well you will be set for the other 2 weeks and likelihood of hits from either strategy

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Same thing mate. Dont like the odds going without 3city and 3che and by gw38 it can all be known. So FH36 is the new FH38. I am 99% sure I will play it now and then TC38

  22. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    Don't Sell Salah or Vardy .

  23. HD7
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 11 hours ago

    FH36

    Ederson
    Azpi AWB Digne
    Sterling Pulisic Bruno - Antonio
    Ings -

    A) Willian, Jesus
    B) Foden/Dilva, Giroud

    Sterling should start ?

    1. Hansel
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      A

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      A

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        i feel that Stirling will start

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      A

  24. Hansel
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    What do to with this team? 1 FT, 1.3 ITB

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    Salah KDB Foden Bruno Martial
    Greenwood Vardy

    Button Jimenez Holgate Lascelles

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      I'd hold probably if yo don't have free hit

      1. Hansel
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        Have FH saved for GW38

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 10 hours ago

          Maybe change the tactic and FH now. Look above.

  25. ZakyJ
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    Pope Button
    TAA Robbo Boly Lascelles Lampty
    Bruno Martial KDB Mahrez Salah
    Greenwood Ings Jimi

    1ft 0itb - BB available

    1) hold
    2) Mahrez & Jimi > Foden & Jesus (-4 but cash for BB GK upgrade)
    3) Jimi & Robbo > Egan & Jesus (-4 but cash for BB GK upgrade)
    4) anything else (Mahrez > Antonio)

  26. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    Free hit from this

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA AWB Boly (Egan Lamptey)
    Salah KDB Mahrez Foden Fernandes
    Vardy Greenwood (Nketiah)

    to this?

    DDG (Pope)
    Azpi Alonso AWB (Boly Bednarek)
    Sterling Dilva Pulisic Fernandes Antonio
    Jesus Ings (Deeney)

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      I prefer Willian due to set pieces & pens.
      Who knows who Pep will play but the next few weeks are a gamble, go for it 🙂

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    Bench one?

    Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial
    Greenwood, Ings, Vardy

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Greenwood imo

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers.

    2. CAPA
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      See how Greenwood looks tonight before deciding?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      If Rockstar mentions Giroud > Vardy ?

  28. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    what to do for next GW? Sell Mane/mahrez/Jimi/Aurier?
    1FT & 1M itb

    Patricio
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier
    Mane - Sterling - Fernandes - Martial - Mahrez
    Jimi - Greenwood

    Subs: Martins -Connolly - Kiko - Simpson

  29. flippetyflop
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on my FH team guys?
    I'm 60 points behind in my £££ ML and need to take drastic action.

    Schmeichel Gunn
    Digne Coleman Keane (evans) (bertrand)
    Willian Pulisic Foden Salah D Silva
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)

    Very unorthodox but need a random set of differential clean sheets to try and get me closer.

    Feel Foden and D silva are very likely to start and a good pair of differentials for this week also.

  30. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 10 hours ago

    Maybe another way to look at it is as simple as... who has the least competition for their place in starting line up in the City side? The answer is Jesus

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Sterling & KDB can play that role?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        I think theres slim to zero chance KDB starts up front

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Hence he could be protected and be benched. He started last 4-5 games too

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 10 hours ago

        But think about when Aguero is fit, he starts almost every single game, and thats when there is actually another striker option. Pep likes to play with a striker. I think he has been taking Jesus off early every game with that in mind, that he wants him to start every game and for the team to get used to him leading the line. To change the system to someone else being up top will disrupt his “rhythm” too much imo. I do think Jesus will definitely get subbed early though

    3. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 10 hours ago

      Bubz I have no idea what to do this week. See my post and help a brother out this is a nightmare