Scout Notes

FPL lessons learned as Martial and Rashford outscore Fernandes

Man United 2-2 Southampton

  • Goals: Marcus Rashford (£9.0m), Anthony Martial (£8.3m) | Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m), Michael Obafemi (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Martial, Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) | Nathan Redmond (£6.2m), Jan Bednarek (£4.4m)
  • Bonus Points: Martial x3, Bednarek x2, Rashford x1

Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) left his horde of Gameweek 35+ supporters wanting more as Manchester United drew 2-2 with Southampton on Monday night.

Crucially, he was outscored by both Anthony Martial (£8.3m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) on a rare off-night for the Portuguese international.

Grabbing an assist for United’s second goal of the evening, Fernandes did manage to ensure his run of games without a blank extended to four but there was much less to admire as usual.

Since arriving in the Premier League, Manchester United’s number 18 has been a shot machine, registering 16 efforts on goal between Gameweeks 30+ and 34+, the joint-third best of any midfielder.

However, across his 83-minute outing against Southampton, Fernandes was unable to shoot even once, while no penalties for his team left the man shorter of points-scoring avenues than usual.

With attention turning to Manchester City and Chelsea midfielders in Gameweek 36+, some even considering the Free Hit chip, Fantasy managers will want to know whether or not they need to keep a slot for Fernandes, who faces an admittedly porous Crystal Palace defence on Thursday.

It must be said that the Portuguese international did look both fatigued and laboured against Southampton, giving away possession in key moments and failing to find his usual insightful delivery.

It probably did not help matters than Paul Pogba (£8.3m) had an even worse outing, at fault for Southampton’s first goal and largely responsible for robbing Manchester United of any consistent rhythm in the 62 minutes he was on the pitch.

“We created some chances, some fantastic football sometimes, Anthony made some good chances for himself. But we never got the rhythm in the passing today.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have been blessed with a kind fixture schedule in terms of turnaround thus far in Project Restart, although it does appear that the compressed nature of the Premier League’s return is starting to take some sort of toll on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men if this most recent performance is anything to go by.

The fact that the trip to Selhurst Park awaits them on Thursday certainly increases the pressure on their fitness. 

But Fernandes owners have to remember that, since Gameweek 30+, only Norwich (15) have conceded more goals than Crystal Palace (13).

And while Fernandes was outscored by Martial and Rashford on Monday night, he has been a more reliable source of points on the road recently.

United’s French centre-forward certainly looked the part once more against Southampton, coming away with a goal and assist, maximum bonus and unlucky not to get more than that.

In the ninth minute, he pickpocketed James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m) in a dangerous area and was denied in a one-on-one with Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) by a strong left-hand by the Saints’ goalkeeper.

In the second half, Martial might have had another assist and goal too. Rashford’s piece of 67th-minute skill on the left-hand side left Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m) behind enabling the forward to slide Martial into the dead-ball line. He cut it back to Rashford, only to see Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) slide in with a brilliant block to deny a certain goal.

Then, in the 80th minute, Martial went on an incredible run down the left, through the middle and past a crowd of Southampton defenders to get through on goal, only to spurn the finish, one he usually would have buried.

Rashford also could have had more than his goal and seven-point return.

Luke Shaw (£5.4m) picked out his pacey run through the middle in the 15th minute, his netted effort ruled out for offside.

Rashford then got through in the 52nd minute after Fernandes’ threaded ball only to see Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) block his goal-bound effort. 

Three minutes later, Fernandes’ chipped pass reached Rashford despite a Walker-Peters handball, who tried a powerful knuckle-ball effort from distance, rippling the side-netting in what would have been a wonderful goal.

However, while Martial and Rashford looked more explosive than Fernandes on Monday night, the disadvantage both of them have against the Portuguese international is their away form.

Since the Premier League came back, Martial has double-figure hauls in every home match, recording 16 points per game at Old Trafford. But across his three on the road, his average stands at 3.7 points per game.

Rashford has also returned in every Project Restart home match so far (7.3 points per game) but is yet to do anything but blank on the road since Gameweek 30+.

By comparison, Fernandes has scored in every road trip in that time, averaging 12.7 points per game in such fixtures. 

Fantasy managers may also be tempted to look at the Manchester United defence for Gameweek 36+. While Crystal Palace’s poor goal-scoring fortunes at home are well-documented this season, the Red Devils backline did suffer some problems against Southampton.

Not only were some of their weaknesses exposed, Solskjaer potentially has a staffing problem at left-back for the trip to Selhurst Park.

Shaw rolled his ankle in the second half, replaced in the 74th minute by Brandon Williams (£3.9m), but the youngster ended up walking off with a nasty gash to the head in stoppage time. Nemanja Matić (£4.8m) was forced to deputise in the left-back position for the closing stages, so it will be interesting to see who claims the spot at Selhurst Park and whether or not that affects Manchester United’s defensive credentials.

For the final moments of the game, in which Michael Obafemi (£4.9m) struck the dramatic equaliser, the Red Devils were reduced to 10 men, because Williams left the field after the three allocated substitute windows had been used.

“He got a cut above his eye. We’ll have to [wait and see]. I’ve not been to see him yet. He’s with the medical staff. Yeah (it was bad luck to lose him) but that’s how it is. We defended well until that corner. Always disappointing to get that in the 96th minute but that’s football. I know the feeling the other way around.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

However, Southampton still caused them plenty of problems all evening.

Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) threatened in the early stages, breaking away from Pogba in the 10th minute and forcing a sprawling save out of David de Gea (£5.3m) before scoring a minute later.

It was Pogba who lost possession in the defensive third under pressure from Danny Ings (£7.4m), allowing Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) to get in behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) and feed an unmarked Armstrong at the back post. While he was not the only one at fault for this goal, it was interesting to see the Manchester Evening News claim the Gameweek 36+ trip to Crystal Palace could be an ideal time to rest Wan-Bissaka, who was below par on Monday night, picking up a yellow card in the process.

The Southampton wingers combined again in the 48th minute when Armstrong scythed through the middle and laid off to Redmond who drove wide of the left-hand post.

The former Norwich man then went close in the 85th minute, cutting inside from the flanks past Matić, curling an effort at de Gea, who tipped over flamboyantly.

Interestingly, Ings played a rather peripheral role in this Southampton display, especially compared to those stationed in the wide-midfield roles. Since the restart, he has been less effective against the bigger clubs, blanking against Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal but scoring in meetings with Norwich, Watford and Everton. Ings faces Brighton, Bournemouth and Sheffield United between now and the end of the season.

Manchester United XI: De Gea; Shaw (B Williams 75′), Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Matić, Pogba (Fred 63′); Rashford, B Fernandes (McTominay 84′), Greenwood (D James 84′); Martial.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Romeu (Obafemi 87′), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Smallbone 70′); Ings, Adams (S Long 64′).

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2,012 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    FH team, g2g ?

    Pope (martinez)
    (Stevens taa) doherty digne azpi
    Sterling dsilva foden puli antonio
    Deney giro (ings)

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not bad, but surely you must play Ings. I would be slightly worried without any Man U forwards

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Surprised no bournemouth

  2. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    best move here? No idea what to do?
    Just Mahrez to Pullisic?
    Or KDB to Sterling -4
    Or Vardy to Jesus 4?

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

  3. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    % chances of starting for City:
    A) Foden
    B) Sterling
    C) David Silva
    D) Mendy
    E) Jesus

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No point

  4. prichardson311
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bench Jimenez and play Foden?

  5. Vazza
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Greenwood expected points against Palace?

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I would say so

      2. King Barry
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        13

    • Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Anyone keeping vardy? Given fixtures the game against SHU is a must win. Everyone will be massively fired up?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Tempted to go to jesus. Sheff utd have looked much stronger defensively. Would keep if it was for a hit

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A massive decision to make there (I'm in the same boat)

        Coming one direction - Leicester are now without Chilwell, Pereira, Maddison AND Soyuncu

        Coming the other direction are Sheffield United, Spurs, and Man Utd - all generally decent defensively

        But the problem is - Vardy is Vardy & he can score from minus XG's - but maybe this is a stretch to far even for him to get anything other than scraps in the next 3

        1. juho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          yes i'm facing the same massive dilemma

          tempted to switch to Jesus

      3. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I think I’m keeping. The team around him may be crumbling but he’ll still want to be in the race for the golden boot....

    • Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pope (Button)
      TAA - Doherty - Holgate (Lascelles - Kiko)
      Salah - KDB - Martial - Bruno - Foden
      Greenwood - Vardy (Jim)

      a) Vardy > Jesus
      b) KDB, Vardy > Sterling, Giroud/Ings -4
      c) Vardy, Jim > Jesus, Giroud/Jim -4 (bench Green)
      d) FH

      1. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I bealive c is is Vardy, Jiminez to Jesus, Ings/Giroud, but would do only Jimenez to Ings

    • RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Which forward on FH?

      A) Greenwood or Rashford

      B) Ings

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      2. Silva’s Left Nut
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I've gone B. I just hope he starts, some people on here are scaring me

      3. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Only Fernandes from Manu enough on FH or go a def/DDG or fwd?

      4. Ëð
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

    • Silva’s Left Nut
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Simple question: Sterling vs Salah on a FH?

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Sterling

      2. Ëð
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Sterling

      3. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        alot of love for raheem. He could easily be benched and I just fancy salah vs an arsenal.who may have an eye in the fa cup game

    • ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      The restart has hurt. Started at 48k, had a great BB and now outside the top 100k.

      Hurry up and finish.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That’s horrible, I’ve gone from 443k to 137k

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I’m blaming Martial and Salah as the big two I don’t own.

          Ings gets a mention too

      2. QuintonFortune25
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Exactly the same with me, however this week I managed to climb back from 100k to 68k. I've learnt that captaincy is so important, I went Vardy over Fernandes and think that's the main reason for a green arrow.

        Also the 50/50 calls can be really brutal, a few weeks ago I was torn between Sterling and Greenwood or Martial and Foden - of course I went for the latter. Its a game with a lot of luck but generally its swings and roundabouts so you're luck with come in again before you know it!

      3. juho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I sold Ings for McBurnie before restart, and sold Auba before Norwich

    • Merlinho
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hi folks - my current team (chasing top of the league by 10-20 points) is
      McCarthy/Henderson
      TAA/Boly/Stephens/Boly/Fernandez
      Salah/KDB/Bruno/Martial/Saka
      Vardy/Jimenez/Greenwood

      1 FT this week, I'm tempting by either
      1) Vardy -> Jesus
      2) Jimi -> Ings
      3) Saka -> Foden

      I could afford all 3 moneywise (although madness!), but not averse to a 4 point hit (I was really tempted to do 1&2 until Foden came to mind). Which do you think are worth it?

      1. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        2 and 3 for me

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        All good options

        Preference for option 3 for me

      3. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who you bench if 3?

        1. Merlinho
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          That's a really good question!

          One of Greenwood, Jimi or Vardy (whichever I still have) or dare I say it, Salah?

          I'm a bit nervous about Greenwood being rotated, I'm thinking Foden is a definite start this week. Jimi is quite benchable against Burnley, but Ings would start if I got him in, and Greenwood to the bench.

    • Lignja
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A. Mahrez to Silva
      B. Mahrez to Pulisic
      C. Vardy to Ings
      D. Any combo of Abc -4
      E. Mahrez, Connolly to Foden, Ings (bench Greenwood)-4

      Pope
      Taa, Dohert, Holgate
      Salah, Mahrez, Kdb, Bruno, Martial
      Greenwood, Vardy

      Martin, Saiss, Lascales, Connolly

      1. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B, but willian

    • King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Chances of Burnley keeping a CS vs Wolves?

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Pretty good

      2. Ëð
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        40% I'd say

      3. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        50 50

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      2 players I didn't get on quick enough is Ings and Martial... I owned them, but at the wrong times when they had low ownership and weren't on form

      They hurt me bad - especially Martial recently

      Justification for no Martial was that I had Rashford and Bruno... Rashford's stats are very similar to Martial's...

      My own fault

      Next season can't come quick enough

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Rash due a haul. Has been very close the last few matches.

    • Ëð
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A) Mane -> Sterling
      B) Trent + DCL -> 5.5 + Jesus (-4)
      C) All of the above for -8

    • ididnt
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Brought in Antonio last gw for a punt and it paid off. Remove this week for Dilva?

    • ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB off at 70 last match, and benched for the Saints game beforehand.

      I’m so torn as to whether he’ll start here. Could captain, could sell.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        It’s the big decision this week

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If it's any help - he has played in literally every league game this season bar GW8 when he was injured

        Even coming off the bench he can do enough damage

        1. ZoumasBloomers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          That’s true. It’s whether he will so more than Pulisic or Martial that’s bugging me!

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            If you look at that same conundrum - but expand it to the remaining three games rather than just this week - does that change the way things look?

      3. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Just keep him but don't captain or sell

      4. Garth Marenghi
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Most of us in the same boat, wouldn’t captain though.

      5. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Don't captain or sell imo.

    • Vazza
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Greenwood predicted points against Palace?

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          2

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          1

      • Scout Picks Challenge - GW36+
        @ocprodigy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 36+

        Behind myself on results atm! I will be doing them this morning at least until GW34+.

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        1. @ocprodigy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Placeholder for results

        2. TONY123
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pope
          TAA Doherty Digne
          Bruno Pulisic Sterling Son Antonio
          Ings Vardy

        3. apples...oranges
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pope
          Fernandez Digne TAA
          Bruno Willian Sterling Antonio
          Ings Auba Vardy

        4. MB10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pope
          Digne TAA Doherty
          Foden Bruno Willian Antonio Son
          Vardy Ings

        5. Polar_Bear
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Hendo
          Doherty Justin Digne
          Raz Pulisic Bruno Antonio Salah
          Ings Kane

        6. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Henderson
          Sanchez, tarkovski, evans
          Willian, salah, grealish, martial, antonio
          Jesus, ings

        7. jk_footyfan
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Henderson
          Pieters Doherty Digne
          Foden Mane Son Antonio
          Giroud Ings Rashford

        8. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Henderson
          Doherty Digne Justin
          Salah Son Martial Willian Antonio
          Jesus Ings

        9. Scratch
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pope
          Digne, Doherty, Schar
          Mane, Foden, Bruno, Pulisic, Antonio
          Ings, Kane

        10. ameenkw
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          pope
          doherty justin digne
          antonio mane foden pulisic son
          rashford ings

        11. FC Jammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pope
          Doherty Fernández Digne Egan
          Salah Pulisic Sterling B.Fernandes Antonio
          Ings

        12. ALoadOfCobblers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Patrício
          Justin Stevens Digne
          Mane Willian Bruno ASM Antonio
          Jesus Ings

        13. Tibbles
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Pope
          Dawson Digne Doherty
          Salah Sterling Pulisic Trossard
          Kane Vardy Greenwood

        14. squire345
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          dubravka
          doherty digne stevens
          pulisic salah martial antonio
          jesus auba ings

        15. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Henderson
          Digne Tarkowski Doherty
          Pulisic Sterling Salah Son B.Fernandes
          Ings Vardy

        16. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Henderson
          Digne Doherty Tarkowski
          Salah Antonio Son D.Silva
          Rashford Ings Deeney

      • Rugga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Does anyone actually know what to do this round other than hide under the bed sheets?

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          What's wrong with this round? I am on FH, but my real team didn't look too bad

          1. hawkeyes
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            3 days after this GW is FA Cup
            United vs Chelsea and
            City vs Arsenal.

            Very hard to predict lineups

      • marzo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Pope.
        Azpi, TAA, AWB.
        Pulisic, Fernandes, KDB, Sterling, Mahrez.
        Vardy, Greenwood.
        Martinez, Saiss, Holgate, Nketiah.
        1ft, 2.2m ITB. BB in 37/38

        1. Save the FT.
        2. Vardy -> Ings.
        3. Mahrez + Nketiah -> Armstrong + Jesus (-4).
        4. Other.

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Team as it stands with 2 FT’s and ziltch in the bank.

        Patricio
        Doherty, TAA,Azpilicueta
        Salah,KDB,Fernandes(vc),Pulisic(c)
        Vardy,Rashford,Greenwood

        McCarthy,Saka, Taylor,Lascelles
        How does this sound?
        KDB + Vardy >> Sterling + Ings
        Wk 37. Pulisic >> Dilva.

      • antoinehude
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        What will you change 🙂 ? Any captain suggestion?

        Pope
        Alexander-Arnold / Doherty / Saiss
        Salah / De Bruyne / Bruno Fernandes / Martial
        Vardy / Jimenez / Ings

        I was thinking on Sterling for Salah..

        1. Hands! Touching Hands..
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I moved out Mane for Sterling as i feel the same as other teams mind that rotation is going to be with major players although? Salah going for GB......

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Salah > Sterling could work.
          Your swapping a star player for another star player. Both could do damage.
          Sterling has the better fixtures but more likely to not start .
          I’m trying to fit both in.

      • Hands! Touching Hands..
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Any changes needed or G2G?

        Ederson
        TAA Saiss Egan
        Sterling Pulisic Bruno KDB
        Greenwood Jiminez Rashford

        Reina/Taylor/Saint.M/Lampety

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        There will be united rotation next game, right?

        Thought they were looking tired last night..

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Doubt it - they can’t afford to lose, their squad depth isn’t great and Ole hates rotation. He literally kept playing Rashford with a broken back

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Only one I think could happen is Greenwood -> James in one game

            1. Hands! Touching Hands..
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              going for CL position so i think he will stick with his strongest side.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Don't think so

          Ole has jammed a brick onto the accelerator & won't be taking it off until either its end of season or the bus crashes

        3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Picking the same team that many times in a row is bound to take its toll

          1. Hands! Touching Hands..
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            The same team in many squads used to play a full season? now you play the same team for 4/5 games and now they look tired?
            Creating balance and a winning formula surely means finding that 11 that are switched on to each other and the squads got rotated for all the cup matches? but that was then 🙁

      • ididnt
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Vardy and DCL > Jesus and Giroud -4?

      • The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        On FH, G2G? Any changes you would make?

        DDG
        TAA Alonso AWB
        Sterling D.Silva Foden Martial Pulisic
        Giroud Ings

        Bench: Pope Wood Tarkowski Saiss

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Rash KDB to Jesus Martial -4? High risk high reward?

        Wanted to double up with Willian but Chelsea will have Pool next GW.

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

        Martin/Lasc/Holgate/Connolly

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          no way

      • Strchld
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I think that Greenwood could easily be benched.

        Which one to play?

        A) Jimi
        B) Greenwood

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I'd still play him, but think any of the utd forwards could be given a rest.

        2. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Still B. Jimi v a stingy defence

      • trinzoo
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Alonso going to start tonight?

        1. Hands! Touching Hands..
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Why he's not been great?