Pro Pundits - Tom

The Brighton and Burnley FPL assets on my radar for the final two Gameweeks

One of the world’s best FPL managers, Tom Freeman (aka avfc82), discusses Burnley, Brighton, Oliver McBurnie, Gameweek 37+ plans and more in his regular column.


So, where were we?

The last time I checked in, we were just two games into Gameweek 32+ and I sat 44,693rd overall, with a Wildcard and Bench Boost in hand. 

I talked Everton, and specifically Lucas Digne (£5.9m), whilst touching upon Manchester City and how Phil Foden (£5.5m) could be a nice differential for the run-in.

Since then, I’ve used both remaining chips to varying success and have seen my overall rank rise to 17,122.

Despite Everton’s struggles, Digne has two assists in four games with some good upcoming fixtures and whilst Foden registered 12 points shortly after the last article dropped, he’s underwhelmed a little since, though his expected goal involvement (xGI) suggests he’s maybe been a bit unfortunate not to return more.

So, all in all, it’s gone pretty well.

We’re only one game into Gameweek 36+, but for context, here’s how I’m shaping up…



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548 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PLerix
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Who’ll score the most?
    A) Sterling (c), Dilva, Doherty, Fernandes
    B) Salah, Antonio, Zinchenk, Vardy

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    3. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      b

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    5. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    6. Bubz
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      A by an absolute mile, do you even need to ask

      1. PLerix
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Would’ve voted A myself. At least I hope they score more.

    7. PLerix
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      5-1, looks good for me then. Cheers guys.

      1. jamiejoe
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        Who did B captain?

        1. PLerix
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Pulisic

    8. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      B

      1. PLerix
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        5-2 then 🙂

  2. kamdaraji
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Man City line up will be interesting

    1. kamdaraji
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      will KDB, Jesus and Sterling all start?

      1. BNMC
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          I can only see 2 of them starting at most.

          1. jamiejoe
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            I can only see Jesus being involved

        • PLerix
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          Hopefully, but we’ll have to wait and see. More excitement about lineups than the game

      2. tokara
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 6 hours ago

        All will start imo

        D.Silva will play FA Cup only.

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          You’re kidding right? So they’re not gonna let Silva play in the prem in his last season no?

          1. tokara
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Go check past FA Cup games, D. Silva always start FA Cup.

            Gw38 will be D. Silva last.

            And check city news, no photo of D. Silva.

            1. jamiejoe
              • 4 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Different for the final knock out rounds to win the trophy.

              League is no longer priority but important to give David Silva a respectful farewell.

              Of course if David Silva starts in the strongest Man City 11 then forget what I'm saying.

          2. Amey
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            CL & FA cup games are remaining bro
            That won't be his last games

          3. tokara
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Sterling gg for 100 goals

            Kdb gg for Henry record

            Says it all

            1. Lucy2019
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Correct, it says you are clutching at straws as you own those players no doubt.

          4. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            He will play gw38 at the very least...even if only 21 minutes and a guard of honour...

          5. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            There is no way he will not play last game against NOR.
            His last game for City.

        2. Nedvěd11
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          KDB 60 minutes
          Sterling 30 minutes
          Jesus 60 minutes

      3. BNMC
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          6.4 to spend on any mid for the last 2 games, who would you choose?

          1. McNeil
          2. Prowsey
          3. Armstrong
          4. Foden
          5. Trossard
          Anyone obvious I'm not considering?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • 4 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            3

        • EWH2020
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 6 hours ago

          What do you think these players will score this week...

          McCarthy
          Pope
          AWB
          Foden
          Martial
          Sterling
          Rashford
          Greenwood

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            No idea until they’ve played

          2. BNMC
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              7
              4
              2
              8
              7
              10+ hopefully
              6
              1

            • BERGKOP
              • 9 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Silly

          3. merin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 6 hours ago

            Any suggested transfers?

            Pope Button
            TAA Doherty AWB Robinson Simpson
            KDB Salah Fernandes Pulisic Foden
            Rashford Ings Nketiah

            1 FT, 3.5 ITB

            1. BNMC
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Pulisic to Mahrez? Got a feeling he'll start 37.

                1. Siggy in the Middle
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  FA Cup will give a clearer indication

                2. merin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  What about AWB Foden -> Egan Martial?

                  Martial for the final two looks way better than AWB AS a united asset.

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                J Rod up front, Tark in defence?

            2. Jafooli
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 6 hours ago

              Who wins:

              A. KdB, Foden, Jimenez & 9pts
              B. Fernandes, Jesus, Ings & Walker

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                One opposite to Jaf

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  A i mean ..

                  1. Jafooli
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    That’s me 😎

                    1. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Awesome:)

              2. Respect My Authoritah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                B

              3. Lucy2019
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  B

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  A. I think Foden is huge.

              4. Jafooli
                • 8 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                FH for GW37+ or GW38+?

                1. Siggy in the Middle
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  38.

              5. Siggy in the Middle
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                Burnley have two nice fixtures coming up and City have a big rest period before gameweek 38, so it should be a full strength team in theory. Therefore, I think I move Vardy on for JRod (or Wood but most likely the former) for 37 and use the funds to get Sterling in for Willian in the final gameweek. Don't fancy them to score many against Wolves.

                1. HashAttack
                  • 3 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  Doing similar ... JRod in and Willian to Salah

              6. kamdaraji
                • 11 Years
                29 days, 6 hours ago

                I'll go for my predicted City line up

                Ederson,Cancelo, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchencko, Gundogan, Rodri, Dilva,Sterling,Foden,Jesus

                1. tokara
                  • 5 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  Save it

                2. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  This needs highlighting not seen any City line up talk for weeks now 🙂

                3. BNMC
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Looks solid

                  • Siggy in the Middle
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Ederson

                    Cancelo Otamendi Laporte Zinchenko

                    Rodri Gundog Bilva

                    Sterling Jesus Foden

                    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                      • 6 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      I will live with no Dilva so long as no KDB

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

                    Guess we can wave goodbye to the mids clean sheet points with Ota and Stones at the wheel...

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Unlikely for one reason.

                    They don't play two holding mids against weak teams. Remember that setting the team up tactically is the most important thing not rest.

                    City have played 2 holding mids only against Arsenal and Liverpool.

                    Defense looks right. Then it's gonna be one of Fernandinho, Gundo, Rodri. 2 of Dilva, KdB, Bilva. And then 3 of Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus, Bilva (he'll move into the front 3 if KdB + Dilva start).

                    So with that said...

                    Fernandinho Dilva KdB
                    Foden Jesus Sterling

                    That is my front 6 prediction. Agree with the defense.

                    1. tokara
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Good point

                      Thanks for sharing

                      1. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Biggest toss-up is Bilva vs KdB for that last slot in midfield. And I reckon KdB starts because they were so much worse against Southampton with him on the bench.

                        If they're winning, Sterling, KdB and Jesus will get taken off.

                        1. kamdaraji
                          • 11 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          we'll see in abut 2 hours!

                        2. tokara
                          • 5 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          I agree w u, i think sterling kdb jesus will start

                          I checked sterling past games, he can do 3 x full games in 9 days n he had his rest

                4. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  "The Premier League and English Football League summer transfer windows will be open for 10 weeks between 27 July and 5 October, subject to Fifa approval.

                  In addition, the Premier League and EFL say there will be a domestic-only window between 5-16 October."

                  Could be quite a lot of transfers after the season has already started, makes things more interesting for FPL again.

                5. Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  KDB Benched Sterling starting PLEASE

                  1. Arctic monkeys
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Both start + Foden please

                  2. SHOOTER MCGINN
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Just Sterling playing is fine by me. Everyone owns KDB anyway

                    1. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Plenty sold for Sterling I reckon

                6. Ragnar Lothbrok
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  2 FT's, then playing FH GW38+ - what can I do with the 2 transfers for next GW? Nothing to lose at this point

                  Pope (Button)
                  TAA / Doherty / Taylor (Lamptey / Holgate)
                  Salah / KDB / Bruno / Foden (Willian)
                  Greenwood / Rash / Kane

                  Thinking Willian has to be one sacrifice...

                  1. Traction Engine Foot
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Ditching Willian and Kane seems the most obvious move.

                    1. Ragnar Lothbrok
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      could do Auba and Antonio for them?

                7. EWH2020
                  • 6 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  Who wins this week?

                  a) Pope, AWB, Foden, Rashford
                  b) McCarthy, Martial, Sterling (C), Greenwood

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    B

                8. kamdaraji
                  • 11 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  I think I have blown my FH. So far 25 from 4 including captain with Pope, AWB, Digne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus, Martial and B.Fernandes to go

                  1. Burger
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Yup you've blown it.

                  2. andy85wsm
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    I'm on 0 so far so you're not doing that bad

                9. Miguel Sanchez
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                  Is David Silva gonna play UCL for City and FA cup final if they get there? Or is Norwich game definitely his last?

                  1. ElliotJHP
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Think he plays, the talk of his last game for City is a bit overstated imo

                    1. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Last guaranteed home game is huge for me.

                      1. ElliotJHP
                        • 8 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        In front of what crowd though? Not the same

                        1. Make Arrows Green Again
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          Not the same at all, but still symbolic - it's been his 'home' for ages. And why would Pep not play him?

                  2. andy85wsm
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    No guarantees but you'd imagine he'll play a part in FA Cup and CL at least.

                    It's his last Premier League game though - still big.

                  3. jomikijiq
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    he's not in the strongest XI anymore, but might still play as a sub etc.

                  4. Lucy2019
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      No one knows.

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

                      Potentially last home game..

                  5. SHOOTER MCGINN
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Pretty boring week FPL wise. Can't see much action for chips on such a spread gameweek with FA Cup games in between, and in my case just rolling a transfer so I have 2 for GW38+. Anyone making some crazy moves?

                    1. andy85wsm
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Not particularly.

                      Already have 2 FTs so probably doing Nketiah to Wood or J-Rod and benching Antonio for Man United to have 2 FTs going into 38

                      OR

                      KDB + Antonio to Salah + McNeil (then upgrade McNeil to D.Silva/Foden in 38)

                      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Personally prefer the first option for the flexibility + I'm not sure whether one Burnley attacker is better than any other, so not convinced on using 2 transfers in the final 2 weeks to get Dwight McNeil in and out. McNeil at home to Brighton on the final day is a great fixture too (although granted not as good as City vs Norwich).

                      2. Camzy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        29 days, 5 hours ago

                        Why rid yourself of Nketiah? He's almost a lock to play against Villa with Lacazette being used in both the next two games. Tempting to keep.

                    2. jamiejoe
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      A few free hits may be played early to avoid a second shock wave of Man City premium assets being benched at Watford at 6 pm Tuesday.

                  6. Naby K8a
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Greenwood swollen ankle and doubt for Palace game

                    1. Bubz
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      FFS

                    2. Niho992
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Source?

                    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Can live with that was a Tough decision on my team but I benched him first sub

                    4. Bubz
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Wait... Don't you mean Luke Shaw??

                    5. jamiejoe
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Benched him...

                      Then switched first bench for Vardy.

                      Quite a kick we saw.

                      Think this game week comes down to deep subs, all 3 for some and VC.

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

                      Horrible tackle on him by Romeu it was a red imo

                    7. Rinseboy
                      • 8 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      this is true on Utd website. Could be a doubt for Palace

                    8. Maddamotha
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      I thought that's what he said about Luke Shaw?

                    9. Yozzer
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Great news 🙂 cheers

                  7. Jon Walter's Hatty
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    If City get a pen watch out for a KDB assist from it a bit like Henry and Pires worked so well that time...

                  8. ElliotJHP
                    • 8 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    City struggling until the 60th minute when KDB & Mahrez unpick the door let's go

                    1. jamiejoe
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Mahrez maybe.

                      If i was Pep I'd let top picks KdB and Sterling put their feet up at home.

                      Jesus and Mahrez on the bench and plenty of Man City squad players to compete home to Bournemouth and also away at Watford.

                  9. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Team A is my team set up pre transfers and Team B ML rival as likely set up pre transfer. I am 40 points behind and he got in Sterling for Salah to cover me off after I got haul last week. He captained Pulisic and I went Sterling so may yet make up ground tonight but I need differential good captainsfor 37/38 so considering Sterling to Salah, Vardy to Aubameyang and Giroud to Woods/Rodriguez (cannot stretch to Ings and think that will be his transfer in) for a hit but need I think to do that to have chance.

                    Sound like good moves or what would you do to catch Team B?
                    * in Team B are players he has that I don't

                    Team A
                    Pope
                    TAA Maguire Doherty
                    Sterling Martial Fenandes KDB
                    Nketiah Vardy

                    Martinez Aurier Fernandez Giroud

                    Team B
                    Pope
                    TAA Saiss* Dunk*
                    Martial KDB Pulisic* Sterling Son*
                    Jesus* Greenwood*

                    Button* Aurier Giroud Kiko Femenia*

                  10. kamdaraji
                    • 11 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    let me get on the phone to pep about the lineup

                    1. jamiejoe
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      He spoke days ago

                  11. Bobby Digital
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    So... when does the next season start? Someone said 12th of September... this true?

                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                      • 1 Year
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      No date yet, mostly likely early to mid Sept though yeah.

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Ok, cheers.

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                    J0E
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    29 days, 6 hours ago

                    Scoutcast Thursday at 5:15pm

                    Feel free to leave your questions for us here as we look ahead to Gameweek 37.

                    1. jamiejoe
                      • 4 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Should we also expect heavy rotation of Man City prime assets less than 3 days after the FA Cup semi final at Wembley?

                      1. kamdaraji
                        • 11 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        yes

                      2. mynameisq
                        • 6 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        That's been happening even without the fa cup 3 days away

                      3. Mac90
                        • 6 Years
                        28 days, 18 hours ago

                        THIS!

                        I expect Foden to starts away because he starts every 1 of 2 matches since Liverpool (home)

                        Coincidentally the fixtures after that was Home Away Home Away etc.

                        What are your thoughts?

                    2. BNMC
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Burnley attackers worth considering for the final 2 GWs?

                      • kamdaraji
                        • 11 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Rashford or Fernandes for the captaincy armband?

                      • Make Arrows Green Again
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Is there any value at all in keeping Chelsea players for 37/38?

                        As a Willian capper it was gutting seeing him make SEVEN key passes and not get any attacking returns. If he and his teammates laboured so much with their end product against Norwich, are any of them going to get any change out of Liverpool and Wolves?

                        1. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          On the other hand, Liverpool can't seem to keep clean sheets. I'm definitely leaning toward playing Pulisic against them. If I thought Chelsea wouldn't score, I could play double Liverpool defence instead.

                          1. Make Arrows Green Again
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            29 days, 5 hours ago

                            They may indeed benefit from a more open game and a higher D-line. I for one am still going to field TAA against Chelsea, the other position being a choice between Willian or VvD. Or selling Willian.

                            1. Major League Shocker
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              29 days, 5 hours ago

                              You certainly could sell Willian. I have to use my FT to do Giroud to Ings/JRod, so it would take a hit for me to drop Pulisic as well. Playing him against Liverpool was part of the plan and I'm not thinking that the Norwich result changes that. I'll hope for both TAA and Pulisic attacking returns and not expect CS, then FH in 38 and drop all Chelsea.

                              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                29 days, 5 hours ago

                                Looks sensible. Good luck!

                        2. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          28 days, 18 hours ago

                          i'm looking to ship Willian, got good returns since the restart. Will probably only keep if we get wind of Klopp rotating now that 100 points is out of reach. I think the FA cup result will have a bearing too

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

                        Is tampering with City players in your lineup the FPL equivalent of playing with a Ouija board?

                        1. kamdaraji
                          • 11 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          it's more fun

                      • Rains of Castamere
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        I'd be interested in analysis of players who have a history of finishing the season well, such as Kane and Aubameyang, and thoughts on whether they'd be worth a last day punt.

                      • Warbling Wendy
                        • 11 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Nketiah - good option for a start after his rest?

                      • The Rumour Mill
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 5 hours ago

                        Best one week punt before a GW38 Free Hit?

                      • SpartaBhoy
                        • 11 Years
                        29 days, 5 hours ago

                        As a FPL veteran my aim at the start of each season is to beat my highest finish or at the very least try and get a top 10k finish. Should I (we as a community) lower these expectations due to the sheer volume of people playing the game now and the abundance of information available here and elsewhere. Is a top 50k finish now a more realistic ambition?

                      • kysersosa
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 5 hours ago

                        Should we look to Aubameyang for the last 2 GW’s or are we likely to be disappointed (standard procedure).

                      • ManUnitedComeBack
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 5 hours ago

                        Thoughts on a Burnley striker for the last 2 GWs. Wood maybe, Norwich do not deal well with crosses and headers. Or even JRod, found himself in a bit of form.

                      • Bouncebackability
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        28 days, 23 hours ago

                        Why do we all bother?

                      • ManUnitedComeBack
                        • 3 Years
                        28 days, 21 hours ago

                        Liverpool have a week's rest after 2 poor showings. Do we expect them to be resurgent over the last 5 days of a historic season?

                        On the same note, is going from Pulisic/Willian (or a City mid) to Salah a wise move bearing in mind FA Cup extertions/rotations?

                        And on a similar note, is it worth shipping out releasing the underperforming Liverpool defenders (TAA, VVD, etc.) and who would you replace them with for the last 2 GWs?

                        1. Mac90
                          • 6 Years
                          28 days, 3 hours ago

                          Desire to win Champ League spot
                          VS
                          3 days rest after FACup (possibly 120mins?) against a rested Liverpool side

                          How will this affect Chelsea's performance?

                      • SiMaggio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        28 days, 17 hours ago

                        Is Kane an FPL option again? Differential perhaps?

                      • Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        28 days, 13 hours ago

                        Keep or sell Chelsea attackers this week?
                        Two tough matches on paper but Pool giving away a lot of big chances.

                      • circusmonkey
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        28 days, 11 hours ago

                        Have you got anything rougher than Son and Jiminez out for Pulisic and Vardy 2 weeks ago? Well, at least my new players got something.

                      • rojojojo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        28 days, 9 hours ago

                        How do we even guess what city assets are going to start when the fa Cup semi is after deadline? Do we just take the risk and get in whoever has the highest ceiling? (sterling probably?) Or do we go for who we think is the most nailed (kdb?)

                        What to do with Liverpool assets... Are their bad recent results a true reflection of their form? Or have they been unlucky not to score more?

                      • FALSE PROFIT
                        • 6 Years
                        28 days, 8 hours ago

                        Has chasing differentials worked?
                        I am a firm believer a differential is one for a reason. They are not popular, usually because they don't get many points.
                        Not only does the differential have to pay off but the player being taken out has to fail. Otherwise no ground has been made.
                        So when I hear "do I get so and so" he should be saying who is he replacing.

                        1. ManUnitedComeBack
                          • 3 Years
                          28 days, 5 hours ago

                          Agreed. A differential is only a success if he outscores the corresponding template player. For examples, Sterling over KdB, D.Silva over Mahrez, Robbo over Trent, Greenwood over Rashford, Son over a Pool mid, have all been successful differentials over the last few GWs.

                      • Rt505
                        • 2 Years
                        28 days, 7 hours ago

                        Kane or Auba for the last 2 games?

                      • RedLightning
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                        • 10 Years
                        28 days, 6 hours ago

                        Does Joe regret not captaining or even owning David Silva?

                      1. Hazz
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                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Article is 4 days old

                    3. Warbling Wendy
                      • 11 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Is Nketiah free to play against Villa? I had planned to bench boost him in next week, just want to confirm he is available? Hopefully after his enforced rest he will get decent minutes?

                      1. jomikijiq
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        yes

                    4. HashAttack
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 6 hours ago

                      Just watching Andy's gw37+ watchlist of UTube
                      He seems to be thinking he will get to see MCI v ARS before the deadline ... deadline is Sat 16:30, FA Cup starts at 19:45

                      He's confused isn't he ... or am I?

                      1. BNMC
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          He did indeed make a mistake.

                        • Gentle_Turks
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                          • 2 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          I think you'll find he said he WONT get to see MCI v ARS before the deadline.

                        • andy85wsm
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                          • 10 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          Not confused I don't think, unless I didn't explain properly.

                          Man City player wouldn't be coming in until GW38 basically - so I'll have seen Bournemouth, Arsenal and Watford before having to make a decision.

                          1. HashAttack
                            • 3 Years
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            thanks - thought it related to deciding what to do for 37

                            Toying with bringing in Auba for 37&38 .. but that means deciding before the FA cup match

                            1. andy85wsm
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                              • 10 Years
                              29 days, 6 hours ago

                              It was kind of GW37 + 38.

                              Transfers this week might dictate when I bring Man City players in basically (in 38).,

                              Otherwise I just keep the 3 I have.

                              Aubameyang could be decent - you'd imagine he's playing all 3. At least after Weds/Thurs we'll know how the golden boot is looking for last 2 games

                              1. HashAttack
                                • 3 Years
                                29 days, 6 hours ago

                                Time to go big or go home ... plan is Giroud+Vardy+Willian+5m to JRob+Auba+Salah

                      2. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 6 hours ago

                        Auba or Ings for the last two weeks?

                        1. BNMC
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            I'll be having both, but definitely Ings if you plan to do something else with the extra money.

                            1. Traction Engine Foot
                              • 2 Years
                              29 days, 6 hours ago

                              Thanks. I'd like to have both but it would require ditching 2 of Vardy, Greenwood or Jimenez for a hit, think it's worth it?

                        2. kamdaraji
                          • 11 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          Mark Sutherns has no Man city Players

                          1. Rains of Castamere
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                            • 5 Years
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            Casual.

                          2. andy85wsm
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                            • 10 Years
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            And Antonio (c) - lets hope that's genius! (Not the Man City bit...)

                          3. Yozzer
                            • 2 Years
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            He has played very badly this season.

                          4. Jon Walter's Hatty
                            • 6 Years
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            Playing with City fullbacks early in season really messed him up

                        3. Pep Roulette
                          • 2 Years
                          29 days, 6 hours ago

                          Hey fam!

                          Pulisic to DSilva in GW37 or GW38?

                          1. BNMC
                              29 days, 6 hours ago

                              Depends on your bench, and Dilva's minutes today.

                            • The 12th Man
                              • 7 Years
                              29 days, 6 hours ago

                              next week if you can.
                              Im looking at Azpi,Rashford > O'Connell,Auba -4

                              Then Pulisic > Dilva in 38.

                            • Steve The Spud
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              29 days, 6 hours ago

                              if you don't have him this week then save until 38

                            • Pep Roulette
                              • 2 Years
                              29 days, 6 hours ago

                              Cheers everyone

                          2. Rains of Castamere
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                            • 5 Years
                            29 days, 6 hours ago

                            Greenwood ankle swollen - he's a doubt for Palace

                            https://twitter.com/utdreport/status/1283390170012815360

                            1. BNMC
                                29 days, 6 hours ago

                                Glad I benched him! Unless he gets well and makes me eat my words...

                              • Bubz
                                • 7 Years
                                29 days, 6 hours ago

                                Unbelievable. Bring him in for a hit last gw for him to blank and get injured. Why is FPL so bloody annoying

                                1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
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                                  • 3 Years
                                  29 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Me too mate!! Swapped Rashford for me too that’s gone well so far!! Haha

                              • The 12th Man
                                • 7 Years
                                29 days, 6 hours ago

                                Ill get Saka off the bench.

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

                                So James straight swap if out I guess

                              • JURGENAUT
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                29 days, 5 hours ago

                                I think he still plays, don’t worry people