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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. Phlajo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Benching Mahrez the right thing to do with this front 8?

    KdB Mane Bruno Foden Mahrez
    Ings Vardy Rashford

    1. gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      i think so yet but thats some front 8!!

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No Chelsea?!

    3. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'd rather bench vardy

  2. Conor1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    If I get early team news and both are playing, would a -8 to get Alonso and Pulisic be in order??? I would probably captain Pulisic.

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Mmmm, maybe just puli

      1. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      They have Liverpool next, -4 is plenty

      1. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Good point, I don’t think I need two Chelsea players for that. At least, not Alonso.

  3. Edalock
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pope
    TAA, Holgate, Aurier (Lascelles, Saiss)
    KDB, William, Son, Foden, Bruno
    Rashford, Vardy (Ings)

    Just got Ings, please who should I bench for him?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I’d bench Vardy out of those I think. Sheffield United defence is strong. He might come in anyway if for example KDB is rotated.

  4. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Vardy --> Jesus with FT this week?

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sure

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes I would

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes I would

  5. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    What would you do here? Hit aint a problem 😉

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

    Martin/Lasc/Holgate/Connolly

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I wouldn't change anything. I think you are GTG

    2. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If play Lascelles over Kiko

      1. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I’d

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Great team. Do you want another Chelsea? That would be the only thing but not sure you need another with Liverpool away next for them.

  6. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best move here?

    Pope Hendo
    TAA Doherty AWB Gomez Taylor
    Salah Raz Bruno Mahrez Foden
    Jimenez DCL Greenwood

    1 FT 0.1 itb.
    Chasing 45 in ML so making risky moves.

    A. Jimenez + AWB > Rashford + Pieters (-4) (Burnley def triple up)
    B. Mahrez > Willian / D. Silva. Might captain whoever I bring in.
    C. Jimi + Mahrez > Ings + Antonio (-4)

    Rival does not have any of the players I'm considering to get.

  7. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    KDB > Sterling (-4) Yay or Nay?

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nah

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No. Either could be rested and either could start.

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Ta both

  8. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    RP for couple more replies

    A) Jesus + KDB + Dilva/ Foden
    B) Vardy + Sterling + Dilva/ Foden

    Mega tough decision!!! In A I ditch Vardy and keep KDB. In B I ditch KDB and keep Vardy

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I prefer A

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A imo

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Thanks all. I was pretty certain on B but this is almost unanimous against!

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Jesus is better option than Vardy if he starts

        Sterling is better option than KDB if they both start

        The risk with A is that Jesus and KDB could be benched

        It’s a very tough choice obviously - couldn’t fault either option

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          That was my thinking in picking B. Slightly less chance of all the options not starting!

          Would you pick Foden or Dilva?

  9. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    BB team, thoughts?

    McCarthy Ederson
    TAA AWB Stephens Saiss Lascelles
    Sterling Fernandes KDB Pulisic Son
    Ings Jimenez Greenwood

  10. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    49 clear of my rival who has Ings and Azpi.

    Sensible to do Maguire and Jiminez to them both to cover?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes although it’s not very classy

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Good idea. Protect what you have

    4. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Just Jim > Ings. Azpi is not gonna get 50 more points than Maguire, and Chelsea's defence is crap.

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeh makes sense

  11. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bottomed

    A) Salah -> Foden and play Sterling(c)
    B) Salah+4.1 -> Foden + Pulisic(c) -4
    C) Salah+Jiminez -> Pulisic+ Jesus and play Sterling(c)

    Current Team
    Pope
    Digne, Maguire, Doherty
    Salah, Sterling, KDB, Bruno
    Jiminez, Greenwood, DCL

    1FT, 0.0 itb

  12. ludaslol
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    G2G? Anything worth to consider a hit?

    Patricio
    Doherty Justin Maguire
    Bruno Martial KDB Sterling Pulisic
    Ings Vardy

    1.3 itb

    1. ludaslol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Also, start Justin or Kiko?

  13. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    DCL and Vardy > Giroud and Jesus -4?

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, old chap

  14. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Mates do you think Zouma starts today?

    Thinking of Walker Jimenez —> Zouma Jesus (free)

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Likely as I feel Frank rates his aerial presence over all the others. I’d say Chris most at threat as hooked at half time v Sheff Utd. Alonso could even start.

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I would have other alternatives on the bench, but I would fear a cameo too.

        That Chelse CS seems very safe lol

        1. BremerHB
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I’m not sure a Chelsea CS is ever safe right now! But definitely a good chance.

    2. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes but I went for R.James instead.

  15. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any thoughts about this FH team? G2G or would you make any changes?

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

    Bench: Pope Wood Tarkowski Saiss

    Cheers!

    1. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I would go Digne over TAA on FH

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        That's what I was thinking at the beginning, but I can actually see AVL scoring this week

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good, although double Utd def seems a waste

    3. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah I wouldn’t want DDG and AWB, also Azpi over Alonso.

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Martial over Bruno?

      Martial usually goes missing away from Old Trafford.

  16. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Whats the best fh team for today?

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      look at mine just above 🙂

  17. Deulofeu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which defender scores most points this week?

    TAA vs Arsenal
    Digne vs Villa
    Doherty vs Burnley

    Thanks experts!

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      TAA

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Digne.

        TAA and Doherty are knackered.

        1. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          TAA was rested!

  18. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Repost from different thread:

    'Nightmare-
    Accidentally made a host of transfers without activating free hit. Idiot.
    Can you guys just confirm there's no way around this now and even if I activate that FH I'm looking at a -20?'

    The responses I got said the hits wouldn't count if I activate FH - is this right? Would be such a relief. Cheers.

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If you activate the FH then you will be fine

      Those transfers won’t cost you anything - there will be no -20

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Outstanding news.

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hits don’t count if you free hit

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers for the response.

    3. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You're fine, activating free hit will make all transfers free for the gameweek

      1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks!

  19. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Just realised that if I do Mane to Sterling my team is identical to my rival, do I want that being only 2 points ahead?

    1. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Well he may make changes....2pts is close

      But getting Sterling is sensible

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Well, it’s not gentlemanly conduct but in this day and age people sadly don’t care about such things. Depends on your conscience. I’d say play your own game but Sterling will score more than Mane if he starts.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Agree do the sensible move rather than a differential pick.

  20. Tomas Brolin ate all Depays
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Just saw the Aurier news RIP

    Aurier to ????????

    I have a lot itb so can be anyone really
    Already have TAA and Doherty

    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Azpi

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sheffield Utd defender - Stevens

    3. niloh1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      what happened ?

  21. Tomas Brolin ate all Depays
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    FH this week or last week ?

    1. ItOnlyTook9Years
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Last week

  22. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Mahrez to Foden or D.Silva? I feel Pulisic is a one GW punt, their fixtures against Liverpool and Wolves will be difficult and I won't captain so bring him in. I think with Foden playing in the front 3, he should score more points than D Silva. What's your thoughts?

    1ft 1itb
    Pope
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Mahrez*
    Ings Greenwood
    Martinez Jimenez Saiss Taylor

    1. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Foden

      Would you captain Foden or Sterling?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Currently on Sterling but I think Foden is certain to start so may put it on him

  23. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Looking for some help here please on a transfer.

    Was going to be Aurier out, but thinking I need to roll the dice to chase the top 25k.

    Patricio
    Doherty, AWB, Holgate
    Foden, Salah, Pulisic, KDB, Fernandes
    Jesus, Vardy

    Button, Greenwood, Aurier, Lascelles

    A) KDB > Sterling (c)
    B) Aurier > Tarkowski
    C) Vardy > Ings

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not worth wasting a transfer on a defender if you can play a decent 3 at the back. A for me

  24. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Team ATM....only 43 points last week.

    Martinez Ryan
    AWB C.Taylor Doh Holgate* Robinson
    Salah Mahrez KdB Pulisic Bruno
    Greenwood Vardy Ings

    A Vardy & Mahrez -> Jesus & Antonio (-4)
    B Ings & Mahrez -> Jesus & Foden (-4)
    C Other transfer(s)

    Ta lads and GL again!

  25. BremerHB
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A, B or C?

    A) Giroud & Martial
    B) Rashford & Willian
    C) Greenwood & Willian

  26. joshphillips465
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    FREE HIT TIME

    Thinking of...

    Pope

    TAA Azp Digne

    Salah Fernandes Martial KDB Pulisic

    Greenwood Jesus

    (BENCH: Button Egan Simpson Connolly)

    However, Sterling is tempting (if he plays??) and so is a Willian/Pulisic double

    Anything anyone would suggest or change?

    1. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I would look to do something like Martial, KDB + Jesus > Sterling, Willian + Ings.

      1. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        And then Pope to Ederson.

        1. joshphillips465
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I've been debating all morning whether to drop KDB and was never that keen on Jesus either, but Martial out you think? What about Salah?

          Pope - Ederson for sure, if I have the room

          1. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I don’t think you need three Utd away to Palace so I’d drop him out of the three for the other options in midfield and Salah I would keep.

            1. joshphillips465
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yeah, fair point. In that case, is it Greenwood or Rashford? Willian or D Silva?

              Ederson

              Digne Azp TAA (AWB)

              Salah Fernandes Sterling Pulisic D Silva (Willian)

              Ings Greenwood (Rashford)

              1. caldracula
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Those ones are up to you, looks better overall IMO though. Good luck

                1. joshphillips465
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Hmm.. It's going to be a long day haha. Thanks dude, you too

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Foden over KDB?

      1. joshphillips465
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I'm thinking Foden myself... Just don't know if I have the bottle to not have KDB... But surely he's rested for Arsenal? ... Haha

  27. Totalfootball
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Guys , is gundogan injured ?
    And
    Will steriling start ?

  28. simong1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Would you FH this or wait until GW38+? There's literally 3 points between myself and 3rd in my ML with money on the line so need to get it right! My rivals have no chips left.

    Martinez
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss
    Salah - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Pulisic
    Ings - Greenwood - Jesus

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Keep definitely. Maybe move Mahrez to Foden or Silva?

      1. simong1
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks. I've no FT left so not keen on taking a hit but maybe I should?

    2. joshphillips465
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Same here mate.

      Your team isn't that bad for this GW though... Maybe just get Martial?

      Also, who are you benching out of that lot?

      1. simong1
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks. I've no FT left so not keen on taking a hit but maybe I should? Benching greenwood although it's hard to decide! Mahrez could be another option

        1. joshphillips465
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I have a lingering feeling that Greenwood might be rested for James, so I'm benching Greenwood I think - will no doubt haunt me though.

          Mahrez isn't the worst shout either though, especially with Pep rotation... It's a tricky one. Either way, I don't think you should be worried

  29. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A) Mahrez to Dilva
    B) Mahrez to Antonio
    C) Mahrez to Willian/Pulisic
    D) Any better suggestions?

    Pope
    TAA AWB Boly
    Salah KDB Sterling Bruno Mahrez
    Greenwood Jime

    1. joshphillips465
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I'd say you want Pulisic

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Chelsea just feels like a trap, especially with Pool up next and FA cup.

        1. joshphillips465
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Could be a big haul you miss out on tonight is all mate, I see what you mean though.

          D Silva is next best option - complete rest on weekend and surely he plays against Bournemouth

          1. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah, such tough decisions this week. Does Frank rotate? Do Norwich pick up now actually relegated? Chelsea could be rampant so may be worth it for one week only but I’m not convinced, queue Pulisic hatrick!

            1. joshphillips465
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              It's always the way mate! Haha

              I personally doubt KDB, Mahrez and Sterling all get game time against Bournemouth (hence D Silva or Foden), whereas Chelsea can't afford to slip up in the race for Champs League and will have to go for it

  30. Vlad Tepes
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Would you bench KDB or Mahrez for Greenwood?