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Son and Kane more of a goal threat as Mourinho turns to a two-man strike force

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal

  • Goals: Son Heung-min (£9.6m), Toby Alderweireld (£5.3m) | Alexandre Lacazette (£9.2m)
  • Assists: Son | Granit Xhaka (£5.1m)
  • Bonus: Son x3, Alderweireld x2, Lacazette x1

Three days before the 187th north London derby, Tottenham Hotspur served up a display so bad that it made Premier League history.

Bournemouth had previously never managed to stop the opposition from registering a shot on target in 186 top-flight games but they achieved that feat with ease as the Lilywhites scraped a goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium.

The dire exhibition prompted a wave of Fantasy Premier League sales, with Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) both transferred out by over 100,000 FPL managers apiece.

Son duly delivered his joint-highest FPL score of 2020 on Sunday and, while Kane blanked, the two premium Spurs assets were much more of a threat against the Gunners than they had been less than 72 hours earlier.

Son pounced on some calamitous Arsenal defending to swiftly cancel out Alexandre Lacazette’s (£9.2m) 15th-minute stunner and then turned provider for the hosts’ late winner, sending over a teasing corner that Toby Alderweireld (£5.3m) nodded home.

There could have been other/further attacking returns from Kane and Son.

The England international was thrice thwarted by the impressive Emiliano Martinez (£4.3m) when put clean through on goal, while Son had earlier failed to capitalise on a Kane cut-back when the pair broke at speed and then saw a shot blocked in the 86th minute as Arsenal’s defence parted.

The key difference between Gameweeks 34+ and 35+? Mourinho used a two-man attack.

Having been peripheral on the flanks since the restart, Son looked far more dangerous centrally alongside Kane.

In turn, Kane seemed less isolated up top and benefitted from Son’s pace and movement opening up space alongside him.

Before we get too excited about a possible return to form for the pair, it should be said that this was no gung-ho Spurs display.

The hosts were direct and had just 37.3% of possession (only three sides have seen less of the ball in Gameweek 35+ so far), with both of their goals owing more to Arsenal’s defensive shortcomings then they did to the Lilywhites’ own ingenuity in attack.

Mourinho’s switch to a 4-4-2 was also done as much to combat the Gunners’ wing-backs as it was to improve their own goal threat, as the Special One explained after full-time:

I thought I needed to give the team a different shape and to control that we would be in a better position to try to win the game.

They play with Bellerin and Tierney really wide and high, then they bring Aubameyang and Pepe or Saka to the inside. I wanted my back four to be focused on closing the central areas and jumping only to the wing-backs in special occasions. For that, I needed a sacrifice from Sissoko and Lucas.

Even then we had two targets in attacking transitions and to go on to change the direction of the play. With Sonny close to Harry I felt that we could have both, one coming more for the ball and being more a target man and the other making the runs and attacking the space.

So it was our strategy for the game but more important than that was the players. The mentality and the way they embraced the game and the rivalry with Arsenal.

Whether the Lilywhites can reproduce that display away at Newcastle on Wednesday is open to debate, with Spurs likely to see considerably more of the ball and not rely on counter-attacks as much.

It also remains to be seen if Serge Aurier (£5.1m) makes that match, with the dreadfully sad news emerging on Monday morning that the Spurs full-back’s brother had passed away in France.

Japhet Tanganga (£3.9m) made the bench at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after recovering from injury so could step in if match-fit, although Moussa Sissoko (£4.8m) is another option and Mourinho had previously mentioned that Gedson Fernandes (£4.6m) and Oliver Skipp (£4.3m) had been used at right-back in training amid the shortage of numbers.

As for Arsenal, four weeks of defensive improvement gave way to a bit of a shambolic display at the back, with Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) and David Luiz (£5.7m) at fault for Son’s leveller, Shkodran Mustafi (£5.1m) in kamikaze mood and the Gunners again conceding from a set piece.

It’s harsh to criticise too much as this was a backline that had shipped just one goal in four league games prior to Sunday but there would have been some encouragement for owners of Liverpool’s assets ahead of their trip to the Emirates in midweek, particularly the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) given that Arsenal were again undone by a dead-ball delivery.

Arteta discussed set plays after full-time, saying:

It’s one of them but in this league, it’s very difficult. It is part of the process we are trying to do. We will improve there and we know how important they are in big matches. We talked about it before the game today that set-pieces in this game are crucial, and today it cost us the three points.

The Gunners arguably merited a point and had chances of their own to win it.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) may have blanked but there was enough here to reassure his Fantasy owners, with the Gabon international rattling the woodwork, forcing Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) into a fine flying save, sending a free-kick narrowly wide and uncharacteristically mishitting a Hector Bellerin (£5.3m) cut-back from close range.

Arteta said of his side’s display:

I am disappointed and frustrated and really sorry for the boys first, because the way they played today and the personality they showed today, to come into this ground and show who we are, to nullify the opponents and press them high, forcing them to kick the ball long and defend in a low block. That’s exactly what we wanted to do.

But obviously, if you give the two goals away that we have given against these players, it is very difficult to win a derby.

Sunday was also a reminder to Bukayo Saka‘s (£4.7m) owners that he isn’t yet ‘nailed’ in the Arsenal starting XI despite his fine recent displays, with Arteta benching the teenage prospect as he continues to manage him carefully amid the fixture pile-up.

A breather at the weekend may well ensures he starts against Jurgen Klopp’s side, however.


Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-4-2): Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso (Skipp 84′), Lucas (Bergwijn 82′), Son (Lamela 9o’), Kane.

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac (Willock 84′), Bellerin (Cedric 84′), Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney (Nelson 84′), Pepe (Saka 70′), Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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544 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PurpleMonster
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Should I ditch Salah to Sterling?

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      If nothing more pressing, probably a good move. Sterling is scoring well even when playing 30 or 60. Of course, may well backfire! But I would feel more comfortable with City than Liverpool at the moment.

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

        Thank you!

    2. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would not be getting rid of Salah before a game against Arsenal, their defence is shockingly bad at the moment, historically he loves a goal against Arsenal & he's up for it in the GB race.

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

        Thank you!

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

      I'd hold.

      1. joker14
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Arsenal fan here. You should keep Salah.
        I have zero faith in our defence.
        Plus Sterling might be fully rested.

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

          Good point!

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

        Nice

    4. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I have, on my wc

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

    Hello,

    2 FT, 0 ITB, advice greatly appreciated!

    Ederson
    TAA, Digne, Egan
    KDB, Salah, Sterling, Fernandes, Martial
    Jimenez, Greenwood

    (McCarthy, Basham, Lascelles, Nketiah)

    A) Jimenez & Martial -> Ings & Pulisic
    B) Jimenez & Basham -> Ings & Tarkowski
    C) Jimenez & TAA -> Ings & Azpi

    Wouldn't mind a Chelsea player for NOR but not sure about losing any of the mids, or TAA!

    Cheers

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

      I'd save, team looks great. Just do Jimi to Ings if you're desperate to get him in.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers, I think that's where I'm headed unless there's an injury or red card tonight!

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

      You must wait to the Chelsea's line up news tomorrow..
      Maybe you can drop Salah and improve the front line

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers - why do you think that's necessary out of interest? Am expecting Pulisic to start...

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

          Because Liverpool has more difficult fixtures compared to Man City
          I hope so, I own Pulisic but I'm afraid if he will not play full match (he played 66 minutes vs shu)

          1. Catastrophe
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Cheers. I already have 3 city so the alternative to Salah is basically Pulisic (or Antonio).

            Chelsea have NOR, liv, WOL and Liverpool have ars, CHE, new. Not a million miles between them, obviously Norwich being the perfect fixture.

    3. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jimi to Ings and roll the other FT

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers

  3. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    With a 100pts lead and 3 GWs left, I've surely won my ML right? 2nd place only has Salah who's a threat, otherwise we have a pretty similar team and he has been forgetting to change C from KDB or do anything to his team, for some reason.

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

      done mate

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

      People will always see it's possible but unless there are 3 or 4 differentials in your Teams that haul I can't see it happening.

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You've won it bro. Congratulations!

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks :D!

  4. Bullet Eder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    All of my players look like rotation risks this week. Have only got one captaincy right since the restart, so who would you stick the armband on out of this lot?

    A. Jesus (BOU)

    B. Sterling (BOU)

    C. KDB (BOU)

    D. Pulisic (NOR)

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

      puli

    2. squits
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      or sterling

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

      Pulisic if early team news says he's starting. If he isn't then Jesus.

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I would go with Sterling

    5. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not much in it. Pulisic probably the 'safe' bet but I would go Sterling (as I don't have Pulisic 😉 )

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

        Sterling 90% likely to be benched this week. I'm benching him lol.

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          1 month, 1 day ago

          you are insane

        2. Christina.
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          K.R.A.Z.Y

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

            All my 'crazy' moves have been paying off recently. Guessing the pep rotation has been a big part of it. Just going to keep going with the same approach.

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

              give us an example of your crazy moves that has pd off

        3. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Who told you that?

        4. Catastrophe
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Interested to hear where the 90% came from!

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

            Just look at the minutes played and the fixture schedule. It's his turn.

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

              jesus to be rested?

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

              It's Mahrez and Jesus' turn actually. It's a roulette, saying he's 90% likely to be benched is a bit strange. He will start probably and come off at 65

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

                then again Jesus 350 mins in last 6...Sterling 345 mins...
                Lottery.

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

                  But this will be Jesus' 6th start in a row. He will play 90 in the cup on Sunday.

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

                    does it make a difference if a player starts or how much time he plays?

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

                      Yeah, other players wanna start.

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

                        haha, ok

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

                    Guys Pep virtually said it himself.

                    He plays his best team against Arsenal. If that includes Jesus then he is likely benched too.

                    Scenes!!

                    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-team-news-bournemouth-18583023.amp

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

                Jesus definitely not getting rested... Taken off early to preserve him for another start. Pep's only striker.

            3. Catastrophe
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              And you're expecting Pep to use logic and a pattern!?

        5. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          This is false and I don't even own him. 58, 29, and 90 in his last three suggests he could start as he will still be fresh.

        6. Bubz
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Madness. He's not 90% to be benched AT ALL

    6. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Im going Pulisic

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

      D if you get any early news that he starts

  5. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Mou Masterclass !
    Respect
    Respect
    Respect

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

      ?

  6. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Am I G2G for GW 36+?

    DDG
    Trent - Saiss - Egan
    Salah - KDB - Pulisic (C) - Fernandes
    Jesus - Ings - Rashford

    Subs: Henderson, Fernandez, Holgate & Hayden.

    Can't decide on my captain?

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      looks good! Check for early team news, Pulisic should be a fine captain choice.

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

        Yeah im debating him or Fernandes to be honest.

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

      It's a tough choice this week. Might go Ings.

  7. wilson007
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pope
    TAA AWB Doh
    KDB Sterling Bruno Pulisic
    Vardy Jimmy Greenwood

    1FT

    A) Jimmy to
    1) Ings
    2) Jesus
    B) Vardy, Jimmy to Ings and Jesus (-4)

    Thanks all.

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      1

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

      I think I'm doing 1.

  8. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any Man City defenders nailed?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Doesn't seem like, Ederson only one.

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I was considering Garcia, but he's rotating with the other CBs as well.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ederson
      Nothing after that

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

      Their lawyers 😉

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

        Good one

    4. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      By the look of other gws I think zinchenko and otamendi will play this one.

  9. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Rash KDB to Jesus Willian -4 ??

    Current team:
    Ederson
    TAA/Doherty/Kiko
    Salah/Sterling/KDB/Bruno/Puli
    Rash/Green

    Martin/Lasc/Holgate/Connolly

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

      are benching GW every week?

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

      Risky wirh Sterling, KdB

      And even Jesus

      Ederson may be the only one starting the match at least.

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

        Blimey, if I listen to everyone on here Man City are only going to field Foden and David Silva next GW, you cant all be right and nobody knows, but he will need to start with 11 players.....there the rules........!!!!!!!.....get a grip people.........

  10. Tibbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Which one, 2FT:

    1) Jimi > Ings
    2) 1 + KDB/Salah>Sterling
    3) Jimi + Son > Ings + Pulisic
    4) Jimi + Aurier> Ings + Azpi/ Digne

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      4) with Digne. I'd be surprised if Aurier plays.

  11. SH
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How does this WC look? Planning to BB in 38.

    Pope Martinez
    VVD AWB Azpi Egan Taylor
    Sterling KDB Dilva Bruno Willian
    Auba Ings Greenwood
    0.9itb

    Giroud over Auba for this week only? Also confused about Jesus or Dilva, and best defender to have now.

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

    Mahrez Martial
    To
    Sterling foden
    Yay or nay??

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

      For free? I'd keep Martial and just do Mahrez to D.Silva?

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

        Interesting

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

        Can do
        Mahrez Martial Vardy
        To
        Dilva Sterling ings (-4)

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

          That looks sexy tbh. Hopefully Sterling starts.

  13. Adzy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    2 FT
    Salah > willian
    Jota > jesus

    Team will look like this shall I pull tbe trigger? Massive risk losing salah though.

    Mccarthy
    Taa Doherty maguire
    KDB foden willian pulisic bruno
    Rashford jesus

  14. joker14
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any guesses on the front 6 to start against Bournemouth?

    I'm guessing
    Gundogan Fernandinho DSilva
    BSilva Jesus Foden

    Also, should I sell KDB for Foden? Will lose 0.6 mil value

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

      Looks reasonable.

      As Sterling is one of Peps best players i think it is pretty likely that he is benched too.

      No one really seems to believe me though so you throw your dice.

      There is an argument that it is the squad players following Tuesday, after Wembley, away at Watford too.

  15. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Current team with my FT used.
    Would you take a -4 to get any Chelsea?
    KDB/Salah/Martial to Pullisic or DCL/Vardy to Giroud?
    benching headache with the latter.

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

  16. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Vardy to
    A. Jesus
    B. Ings

  17. Bubz
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Don't understand people thinking Sterling will be benched. He played 60 then 30 before Brighton. Sterling never gets benched twice in 3 games. My captain for sure

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

      City have wrapped up 2nd place in the league, Pep will now prioritize FA Cup. You just can't compare this scenario with mid-season where all is still left to play for.

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

        But he's not tired? I don't understand this "rest" mentality on here, like footballers can't play 3 games a week. Sterling probably performs better the more he plays, not worse

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

          I'm not saying he's tired, I'm not even saying he will be benched, I'm just saying that your argument doesn't hold up.
          Still, Pep will want to keep his players fresh for the cup, Sterling will play 60 mins at most or get a 30 min cameo from the bench, that's my opinion.

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

        So he'll bench KDB/Mahrez/Bernardo Silva/Laporte too?

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

          I'm not saying they will, I'm just saying that Bubz' arguments are invalid in this end-of-the-season scenario.

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

        Sterling has only played more than 60 mins three times since GW30+

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

      They're probably thinking the PL is their third priority, need him fit for Cup and Champions League. Sure I don't want to sell De Bruyne, he's magic, but will do little magic from the bench or stands.

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

        Players get match fit by playing games, not by being rested every other game

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

          That iis very true and I very agree with your above comments on professional players playing 3 games a week. But the biggest factor here is Guardiola. Sterling is a great pick in Aguero's absence, if nailed on. But you or me won't pick the City team.

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

      Sounds like you are uncertain as well 🙂 asking for confirmation from others. We all are guessing right now, with Pep you can throw logic out the window.. I'm on Foden Jesus Sterling right now but it has changed plenty of times..

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

        I'm hardly uncertain considering I'm captaining him

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

      How many attackers have started the game after playing 90 since the restart?

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

        City attckers*

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

        Sterling, KDB, Silva, Mahrez to name a few

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

          And Jesus

  18. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hi All - any help appreciated.

    needing to get another City (or at least a different one to Mahrez) and a Norwich player in:

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Egan
    Salah Fernandes KDB(c) Mahrez
    Vardy Greenwood Jimenez

    Pope Saka Taylor Tanganga
    1FT 1.6m ITB

    A) Vardy to Jesus & Mahrez to Pulisic
    B) Mahrez to Sterling & Vardy to Abraham (would have to hold out for team news)
    C) Salah to Sterling & Mahrez to Pulisic

    so stuck...

  19. DAVESAVES
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pope Button*
    Saiss TAA Aurier* Lascelles Robinson*
    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno Hayden*
    Vardy Rashford Greenwood

    1FT
    A. Take a hit (Ings/Pulisic/City)
    B. Free Hit

  20. as33
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How this FH team looks like?
    Pope
    AWB, Doherty, Robertson, Digne
    Dilva, Sterling, Bruno, Pulisic, Willian
    Jesus, Giroud(Greenwood)

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

      very sexy. ONly issue is that i thknk azpulicueta could get attcaking returns?...and no KDB

  21. Mattc
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Free hit 36 or 38?!

    Is my current team good enough to get through this week, with 1ft. Currently 1st In 2 leagues and close 2nd on another.

    Pope (wol)
    AWB (cry) - Doherty (bur) - TAA (ars)
    Pulsic (nor) - mane (ars) - KDB (bou) - Fernandez (cry)
    Vardy (shu) - Greenwood (cry) - DCL (avl)

    Button - Saka (liv) - lascellas (tot) - Taylor (wol)

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Same situation here and same team here...leaning towards fh 38..i have also one city Mane to a city mid would be fine..

      1. Mattc
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Keep changing my mind. If fh 38, Considering mane to sterling this gameweek but unsure with rotation risk.

  22. Bucket Man
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Any early ideas. Worst GW in a while but not in bad shape. Was thinking save as want 2FT for GW38. Something might pop up tonight. 1FT 2.1ITB

    Pope
    TAA, Aurier, Boly
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Fernandes
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood
    Stevens, Lascelles, Luiz

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

    All the talk is on City rotation but is Ings also a rotation risk for one of the upcoming games? Tight schedule and he has been rested in busy periods before. Might actually get benched tonight.

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

      Would love to see him benched tonight...

    2. Christina.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      bench tonight will be great, doubt it. his away record is excellent

  24. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Vardy and Mahrez to Ings and Sterling -4
    Or
    Nketiah and Kabasele to Ings and Cancelo -4
    And bench Mahrez??

  25. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Please help 🙂

    I am Free Hitting GW38 so this is only relevant for GW36 &GW37.

    Should I...

    A) Play Femenia vs Wham(away) and will have 2 FTs for GW 37

    B) Play Ritchie vs Spurs(home) and have 2 FTs for GW 37
    - Ritchie is playing out of position but is not a guarenteed starter

    C) Swap Ritchie to Maguire vs CPalace( away) but only 1 FT for GE37

    Thanks

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

    Many seem to think Jesus and KDB will be rested. My question then is, why would Pep withdraw them at 60 last game? To prevent possible injuries?

    1. Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Agree with this.

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

      Pep does withdraw a player on 60 and then bench them the next game quite frequently. But I do think Jesus starts vs Bou

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

      I stopped when you said 'why wouldPep'!!!!!

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

      This will be Jesus' 6th start in a row. But it's all a lottery, no one knows what will happen.

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

        Pep said he is resting 4, 5 or 6 to play his best team against Arsenal.

        Who are his best 6 players?

    5. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      There were winning comfortable

      The point of a strong squad is to win trophies.

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Its deluded Sterling owners hoping he will play as striker

  27. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Need to close ML gap RMT (Already did took a -4 hit). Any other hits worth taking to bridge gap? Also got TC.

    DDG (Martin)
    VVD, Saiss, Holgate (Kiko, Lascelles)
    Kdb, Willian (c), MANE, Bruno (Saka)
    Kane, Greenwood, Jesus

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

    So this is my team for gw 36, gtg ? Anything worth a hit ?

    Pope
    TAA VVD Saiss
    Mane KDB Foden Martial Fernandes(C)
    Vardy Ings

    martin greenwood holgate lascelles

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

    Pope
    Doherty TAA Saiss
    Salah Sterling Foden Bruno Martial
    Jiminez Greenwood

    McCarthy - DCL ,Holgate,Lascelles

    3.1 itb and 1 FT
    Any suggestions.

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

    Hi all, don't usually do this but I am looking for any ideas, or maybe everything is good here? I have 1FT and 2.7m ITB. FH on GW38.

    Would you change anything here or roll the transfer for GW37? Perhaps could do Vardy > Jesus then drop someone, but will Jesus even play next GW?

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

    Pope
    Alexander-Arnold / Aurier / Saïss
    De Bruyne / Fernandes / Salah / Willian / Foden
    Greenwood / Rashford

    Martin / Vardy / Lascelles / Jack Robinson

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

      Vardy has 4/3. Leicester are poor but he's finding form. Playing the team he hates.