Scout Notes

What next for Chelsea assets with Liverpool and Wolves fixtures on the horizon?

Chelsea 1-0 Norwich

  • Goals: Olivier Giroud (£6.7m)
  • Assists: Christian Pulisic (£7.3m)
  • Bonus Points: Cesar Azpilicueta x3 (£6.1m), Antonio Rüdiger x2 (£5.9m), Marcos Alonso (£6.1m)

Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) did just about enough to remain on the Fantasy radar for the remainder of the season as he assisted the only goal of Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Norwich.

It means the American still has attacking returns in all but one outing since the Premier League returned in Gameweek 30+.

Whether his 12.8% ownership believe he can continue that form into the last two games of 2019/20 remains to be seen though, considering Chelsea face Liverpool (away) and Wolves (home) in Gameweeks 37+ and 38+ respectively.

Despite Frank Lampard’s men not quite finishing off Norwich on Tuesday evening, Pulisic’s backers have probably seen enough to justify holding him for those fixtures that do appear rather difficult on paper.

Significant Free Hit usage among top 10k FPL managers for Gameweek 36+

The left-sided attacking midfielder did find himself crowded out at Stamford Bridge at times but managed to carve out a number of openings and, on any other day, could have come away with a double-figure haul.

In the 15th minute, he managed to drive through Norwich’s middle and into the box, denied only by a well-timed block by Ben Godfrey (£4.4m).

Nine minutes later, Marcos Alonso (£6.1m) cut the ball back from his trademark advanced position on the left, which Pulisic ran onto, curling it into the side-netting. This is a shot that the American particularly likes taking, scoring with it as recently as the Gameweek 34+ trip to Crystal Palace.

In the 35th minute, Pulisic went close again, this time chesting down an Antonio Rüdiger (£5.9m) cross from deep, juggling the ball and shooting on the swivel – denied by Tim Krul (£4.6m) tipping the effort onto the crossbar for a corner.

Pulisic finally got a deserved attacking return on the stroke of half-time as he drifted into Alonso’s area to take over the Spaniard’s crossing abilities, dropping a perfect cross onto the head of Olivier Giroud (£6.7m).

The mid-priced midfielder was less effective in the second half but still had an excellent chance to get on the scoresheet in the 74th minute. Giroud held his run and chipped a through-pass over Pulisic’s shoulder, which the American hooked towards goal with excellent technique, denied once more by a sprawling Krul save.

“I was delighted with Christian’s movement to run behind on the little angle because that’s what we weren’t doing enough of in the early stages in the game.” – Frank Lampard

Obviously, Norwich have been offering much more than other defences in the Premier League, but there is still plenty of encouragement to take from Pulisic’s latest display. Next opponents Liverpool have conceded in three of their last four, giving up the joint-third-most big chances in that time, suggesting that Pulisic may get more opportunities at Anfield.

Owners of Giroud may consider holding the Frenchman for the same reason as he really should have come out of the win over Norwich with a hatful of goals.

He was afforded eight shots at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening with Chelsea’s attack geared around getting the ball up to the front-man.

Reclaiming his starting berth from Tammy Abraham (£7.4m), Giroud went about his business relentlessly.

In the 19th minute, Jorginho‘s (£4.9m) ball over the top reached the striker following a poor headed clearance from Godfrey. With the defender still in his back, Giroud tried to lift his shot over Krul but hooked it into the goalkeeper’s arms.

Before finally getting a deserved goal on the stroke of half-time, the former Arsenal man scuffed several crosses into the box and nodded a Willian (£7.4m) corner wide of the post afterwards.

Just before coming off for Abraham in the 86th minute, Giroud put a golden chance just wide of the post. Willian got into space on the right-hand side, flashing his cross in front of goal, which the striker tucked just wide of the post.

While some will say that he should have done better to increase his conversion rate on Tuesday night, the fact that Giroud was so central to everything Chelsea did does bode well for future starts, and the possibility of further attacking returns on the quest for Champions League football.

“Oli will always be alive to those in the box. If you’re playing Olivier Giroud you want to get balls into the box, you need to play to his strengths, and he gets a really good goal. But the link-up (between Giroud and Pulisic) is good.” – Frank Lampard

Either way, the fact that Norwich’s defence allowed yet another team’s centre-forward upwards of eight chances in a match is good news for Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) in Gameweek 37. The Burnley forward has either scored or assisted in each of his last four Premier League appearances.

Meanwhile, Willian owners may have come out of Gameweek 36+ frustrated at back-to-back blanks but, like many of his colleagues, the Brazilian was unfortunate not to get something at Stamford Bridge.

His corners were not all up to scratch but had Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) and Giroud could have produced better efforts on the end of two of them, Willian would have been looking at a pair of assists, each of them putting comfortable efforts wide or over the bar.

As already mentioned, Giroud was responsible for costing the Brazilian an assist just before he was subbed, while Willian’s direct free-kick in the 88th minute was repelled by Krul.

As the 2019/20 season winds to a close, it was encouraging to see strong Fantasy displays from two cult heroes of the game in Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.1m).

Each of them kept a clean sheet against Norwich, although that is not too much of a surprise, but they also shared in the bonus and were unlucky not to get attacking returns too.

Alonso was by far the more advanced of the two, but Azpilicueta still provided plenty of creativity overlapping with Willian on the right.

He put in several crosses for Giroud and played an exceptional switched ball over the top for Alonso at the back post in the 76th minute. The left-back was unable to steer his header either side of an advancing Krul but reminded Fantasy managers of the advanced positions he is capable of taking all night.

In the 65th minute, it was Alonso who nearly got the assist for Azpilicueta’s effort, the left-back’s cut-back whizzing past Pulisic, Giroud and Willian for his right-sided counterpart to curl a first-time effort just over the bar.

That said, investment in either of these options between now and the end of the season would be a bold decision, with Liverpool and Wolves waiting.

The clean sheet kept on Tuesday evening was just Chelsea’s second of the Premier League restart, and their 49 goals conceded this season is the worst in the top half of the Premier League table.

Chelsea XI: Kepa; Alonso (R James 80′), Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 66′), Jorginho, Kovacic; Pulisic (Hudson-Odoi 81′), Giroud (Abraham 86′), Willian.

Norwich City XI: Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey (Stiepermann 78′), McLean; Hernández (Idah 78′), Rupp (J Martin 89′), Cantwell (Buendía 71′); Drmic (Pukki 78′).

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1,072 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Very early plans for the remaining 2gwks:

    GW37 - Willian + Vardy > Sterling + JRod -4 + BB chip played
    GW 38 - Foden > Dilva

    Results in this squad for 38:

    Sterling • KDB • Dilva • Bruno • Martial
    JRod • Ingsy/Greenwood

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You have 15 playing for your BB?

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yes, with a question mark over Aurier. Don't know if he well be on compassionate leave for 37 as well. Probably would be to be honest...

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Don't fancy another hit to take out Aurier?

    2. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      playing without defenders will hurt you

      benching headache probably, but really don´t see any issues with it. think i would perhaps have Salah in the mix but maybe hard to fit him in.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Hahah 😀 Didn't think defence was that relevant to be fair. Pope • TAA • Digne • Aurier/Saiss depending on Aurier news

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          defence in 38 can play a huge difference, from the last years we have seen PVA, Robertson, and other going absolutely crazy so nailing one of those hauls can be a huge profit in ranks.

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers mate, good point. Will look into taking some additional hits maybe.

    3. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No Salah against Newcastle in GW 38?

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It's between Salah and Sterling for me. Do you think Salah outscores Raz?

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

          Sarah in last GW for me. If I wasn't chasing he'd be a certainty.

  2. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So if you were around yesterday you'd know I took a -12 to bench boost to attempt to catch my ML. Here's how it stands;

    1st - 2117
    2nd - 2051
    3rd - 2043 - Me* Points already deducted

    Teams left to play;
    1st - Trent, Stephens, Fernandes, Martial, KDB, Sterling, Ings, Jesus
    2nd - Coady, AWB, Martial, Antonio, Sterling, Ings, Jesus (c), Kane
    3rd (me) - Patricio, McCarthy, Trent, Egan, Doherty, AWB, Cresswell, Fernandes, Antonio, Foden, KDB (c), Mane, Ings, Jiminez, Greenwood

    How am I looking?!

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You will overtake 2nd this week but may not stretch to 1st just yet. Luckily, you still have 2 gwks to chase

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I was actually in second at the start of this week (I was on 2055) but the -12, well... ya know... It was -8 but I punted on Button > McCarthy because well that's what makes this game fun, chasing the ML leader for the £££

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          What's the reward like?

          1. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            1st - £300
            2nd - £150
            3rd - £80

            I'm also in another ML (1st place £240, 2nd nothing);
            1st (me) - 2043* -12 already included
            2nd - 2032

            Me: Patricio, McCarthy, Egan, AWB, Cresswell, Antonio, Foden, KDB (c), Mane, Ings, Jiminez, Greenwood
            Them: DDG, AWB,, Digne, Sterling, KDB, Jimi, Ings (c)

            Took out the duplicates of our teams

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Good team man, you are well with a chance of winning both. Good luck!

              1. Zenith UK
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Cheers SB22! Fingers crossed for me! Was shaking watching that Chelsea game last night, gutted Norwich didn't pinch a goal, both 1st and 2nd in ML1 had Kepa/Azpi.

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I know mate, same. Really wanted the Azpi/Alonso CL busted! Oh well

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not looking good 74 pts behind and 1st and 2nd place looks stronger than your players

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I've closed the gap from 110~ to 41 (prior to the -12 and him having three play last night) over the last 3 GWs. Just need to keep up the pace! Against 1st it's basically (I'm comfortable I've got 2nd);

        Stepehens, Martial, KDB, Sterling, Jesus
        v
        Patricio, McCarthy, Egan, Doherty, AWB, Cresswell, Antonio, Foden, KDB (c), Mane, Jiminez, Greenwood

      2. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Sorry, I should've mentioned both 1st and 2nd are on FHs.

      3. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        KDB captain could hurt more than anything

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Risk it for the biscuit eh? I never should've got back into 2nd place in this league. I've stormed it since re-start.

          1. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Points from GW31; 92,78,86,71,54(21 benched),84

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I really love the fact that you took a minus 12 this gw. Fingers crossed you win the league because you are courageous

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers mate, appreciate it! Gotta take risks this late or I'll never catch up!

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Exactly! Same approach too. -8 this gw & if need be, I would easily take another depending on how my team perform this gw. Better to take the risk than regret not taking it, ya know 🙂

          1. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Exactly! Especially when chasing and there's only three weeks left. Need my WHU lads to show up again, I'm a WHU fan so last week (I had Antonio on FH) was one of the best weeks I could ask for!

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      1st do not have any cap?

      You have a decent chance of getting closer if your players turn out on the luck side more than your rivals, you need Greenwood to match martial, you need mané to do one of his hauls, cs and attacking returns for Doherty, Cresswell cs and Jimi and Ings to do well. The guy in 1st has 2 players that can really hurt you, and if he has another cap than you that can also mean a swing in points. asume they both have played 3 chelsea assets?

      you have 7 players left over them and a you have combinations of cover and slight variation, so i think for 1st this is make or brake. For example, if Wolves goes on for a 3-0 win with Jimi in mix for goals and assist and Doherty either scores or assist that can be a huge point swing.

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He captained Willian. Yes they both had triple Chelsea. I should mention they're both on FHs this week too (against my BB).

        I agree, I was initially -8, but I did Button > McCarthy for another -4. A Southampton CS and that move pays off, so here's hoping! Doherty assisting Jimi would be huge, or even a Doherty goal! Then hoping Martial keeps his away form as is and stays quiet and need Greenwood to do what he's been doing!

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          KDb captain can also turn out to e decisive here. 70 pojnts odd behind, i think you need at least to halves it probably, buti have seen margins of 70-80 points being eaten up within the last two weeks. A previous year i were down with 50 before gw 36 and ended almost 100 points ahead. Rival had a shocker in 37 and i led by 20 odd points and he did a -16 which went awful. Even without that mistake form him i would stil have won by 50+

          1. Zenith UK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I think the gap looks worse than it is, I was 41 behind but I did;

            Button, Saka, Hayden, Rashford > McCarthy, Foden, Antonio, Greenwood (-12) to set me up for the rest of the season basically. Then obviously he's had three play already. So I want to be minimum 20 behind after this GW. Minimum.

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              yep i can do the math, and i meant halving it from where you sit now-)

              30 points in 2 weeks is cap choice really. GL

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

      I’d be very nervous about KDB starting tonight but he is due a haul. But you should definitely catch 2

  3. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Repost:

    Ederson
    Doherty, Saiss, Taa
    Antonio, Bruno, Kdb, Mahrez
    Greenwood, Rashford, Ings

    Mccarthy, Holgate, Pulisic, Lascelles

    1FT 2.8 ITB

    Dilemma here I have bb but some problems from the bench with Holgate and Lascelles, I would also like to transfer Rashford to Auba.

    Should I keep Rashford and get a Man Utd defender instead?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Keep Rashy, wait on news regarding Lascelles. Holgate potentially needs sorting and, depending on news, Lascelles too

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cool thanks man

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Burnley have cracking last two fixtures & players are not expensive?

      Hayden > McNeil or Westwood

      Holgate > Tark

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This seems like a shout

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      from what i read from Ancelotti Holgate was reported to be close. Puli and antonio have tough fixtures so for bb i would probably want at least one out. if both your defenders on bench is declared fit for 37 i would concentrate on maximising points and those two have ok ish fixtures n 37 in regard to cs possibilites. If so, i would perhaps rather take a hit for those two midfielders, depending if you have fH or not (Antonio 38 is nice looking).

  4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My bench:
    Jiminez,Saiss,Boly

    Please Burnley work your magic

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Haha I've started Patricio, Boly and Jimenez 😀

    2. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      On BB, Patricio, Doherty, Jiminez

  5. Lucy2019
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Reading non Chelsea owners creaming over not getting 15 points from 2 like they have won the lottery is absolute cringe.

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Okay

        1. Lucy2019
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Here he is.

          • Lucy2019
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Even funnier looking at the players you have LOL.

              1. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Your assumption that I care about who owns chelsea players or who doesn't is a false one. Slight relief that a relatively well captained player in top 10k is about the height of it. Leaves the door open to beat those teams if, IF, my players do better. This is normal fpl manager stuff so I'm a little confused as to what you're waffling on about.

                1. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  *in top 10k didn't haul

                2. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  i think this depends on a lot of things, which combination, how you get them (FH or not) etc. For example, if someone took a risk of getting triple defence, that was 9, 8 and 7. On a FH that looks ok to me. Giroud and Puli 6 points is somewhere in between i guess but before we have any other games to be played being happy or not is premature. It is clearly better than blanks but it depends on so many factors happening later today and tomorrow. I brought in Alonso to play over SHU def or Fredericks, if he scored on that big chance that would have been great, a cs and bonus point is for now ok. And it also gave me better bench to cope with benchings, not that i probably need it but you never know and this one was a risk move who almost paid of handsomely but could turn out be undone by one of my benched defenders.

          • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Azpi getting 9 and pulisic getting 12 as captain for me is perfectly okay. Not sure who the non owners are expecting to do better!
            (City assets will flop)

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Sterling C last week 42, says hi 😉

              1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Oh tell him I say hi back 😉

            2. Lucy2019
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Look at Hot Toddy's team. He certainly thinks those players will haha.

                1. Hot Toddy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Feel free it's there for all to see and has been since the beginning of the season and will always be linked.

            3. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Salah cap alone will get double that 🙂

              1. BERGKOP
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Crystal balling

              2. Lucy2019
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I certainly hope so!

              3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                The bookies had it odds on that Chelsea would score 4 plus, that's why.

              4. Runaway
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Main man + defender of a relegation contender scored 37 against the same opposition couple of days ago. It could easily be a Pulisic 15 pointer + Willian 12 pointer which would be detrimental for rankings of non-owners so 6 points cap for attackers was a huge relief for non-owners. At the end of the day, 1.5 players played and scored 8.5 (on average for top 10K) which is quite ok for any game.

            4. BigManBakar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Just an observation I made:

              https://twitter.com/BigManBakar/status/1283326308404154368

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                So...

                Vardy (tot) + JRod (nor)

                OR

                Nketiah (avl) + Aubameyang (avl)

                1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Auba usually scores a brace in GW 38

              2. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Isn't kind of luxury to spend a transfer on J. Rod, unless you have FH for GW 38?

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  You could keep him for 38 as well - they play Brighton

                2. JustPark
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  He has Brighton on gw38

                3. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  He has Brighton in gw38 ..

            5. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Would you swap Ederson & Vardy > Jesus & Pope?

              Vardy nailed & getting regular points, Jesus better fixtures but Pep rotation?

              Aurier > Tark?

              Ederson
              Digne, #Aurier#, Boly,
              Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, C Sterling, Martial,
              Ings, Vardy

              Button, Greenwood, Taylor, Lamptey.

              .4

              2FT

            6. Netters2018
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hi All

              How do you link your FPL team to profile?

              1. Hot Toddy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Voodoo

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Copy your GW history URL to the website field.

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  This

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Many on here have faulty links 😉

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

                      The old “/a/“ jiggerypokery

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        But why bother?

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

                          Don’t think they do it deliberately?

                          Thought it was something to do with copy pasting from mobile or something?

              3. Netters2018
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks All, think i have done it now!

                been meaning to do it for ages!

              4. Forgetmeknot
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                As a quick follow up qu, how do you get an avatar?

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

                  Gravatar.com

                2. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Gravatar.com

            7. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Hi all

              Thoughts on this bench boost team for GW37? (Mahrez pick dependent on whether he starts this GW).

              McCarthy / Krul
              TAA - VVD - Doherty - Digne - Saiss
              Sterling - KDB - Mahrez - Martial - Bruno
              Ings - Greenwood - Nketiah

              1. BERGKOP
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Very nice except Krul

              2. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks

                Yes Krul isn't ideal, but fixture isn't so bad. Not worth me losing him at this stage.

            8. FOO FIGHTER
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Palace shipping goals for fun. UTD assets should do well.

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Yeah, regret changing rash+Azpi > Giroud+Awb last second..

              2. Netley Lucas
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                It's interesting how some teams who were shipping goals suddenly tighten up. It's almost as if the manager sees the problem and does something about it.

              3. The Legend Squad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                I’ve got Fernandes, Greenwood and AWB on my bench...

                ... with BB activated! Hope they smash it

              4. Lucy2019
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Not Martial or Rashford mind you. Shocking away since restart, more so Martial. Greenwood and Fern time to shine.

              5. JustPark
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Pulisic to Antonio, easy.

                GW37, 1FT:
                Pope
                TAA Doherty Aurier
                Martial Fernandes KdB Mahrez
                Greenwood Nketiah Vardy*
                (Pulisic, TAA, Kiko)

                1) Vardy to Kane/Auba
                2) Vardy to Ings
                3) Vardy to Rodriguez(Norwich, Brighton next and could afford anyone to replace Kiko on gw38)

              6. grennans2
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Last transfer of the year as I will be using FH for GW38+. Only 5 points off the lead in my ML so it could be an important one! 

                  Any suggestions on a 1 week punt for GW37+? 1FT, 0ITB. 

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

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    No Burnley@ Norwich, try again?

                    1. grennans2
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        My FH will be the week after- this is just my general team.

                        Who would you suggest from Bunley? A defender or mid such as McNeil?

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Burnley have Norwich 37, Brighton 38 both cannot defend at present.

                          Tark is who I want, already have Taylor

                          1. grennans2
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Would you bench one of the Wolves players (CRY) in favour of a Burnley defender (NOR)?

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

                      Question to all Giroud's capitainers. How do we should feel today? Are we satisfied or not:)?

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Points in the bag vs. [unknown]

                      2. Wılly
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Not a Giroud capper but I'd be happy he returned, annoyed he didn't get more because he had the opportunities to do so.

                      3. Lucy2019
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          I don't have him but would be happy with points on the board.

                        • Firminoooo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          I feel OK as a Pulisic (C). 12 point is not a fail. And I own Sterling, Foden, Jesus. Salah(C) can hurt me.

                      4. Wılly
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Play 3
                        A. TAA (CHE)
                        B. Azpi (liv)
                        C. Doherty (CPL)
                        D. Holgate (shu)
                        E. Bring in a new player for Azpi

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          E Tark?

                          1. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Norwich & Brighton 😉

                            1. Wılly
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Food for thought!

                        2. Lucy2019
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            A,B,C

                          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            AC + D or E

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

                          When is a better time to bench boost?

                          Martinez, Taylor, Lamptey Nketiah

                          37: avl, nor, NEW, avl
                          38: WAT BHA bur WAT

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            38 looks best even though they aren't that many cs usually

                            1. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Yeah the fact that Burnley play Brighton in the last game isn't great. Would mean that I have my Pope, Taylor vs Lamptey and unless it ends 0-0, I'm not doing great.

                              37 feels like higher upside but also riskier with more away games.

                          2. Wılly
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            37 Nketiah more likely to play

                            1. fish&chips
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              This

                          3. Athletic Nasherbo
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            37 is quite comfortably better

                        4. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          A vardy to auba
                          B Antonio to d Silva
                          C Antonio to Armstrong

                          For gw37 only

                          Thank you and gl

                          1. Wılly
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Possibly looking into A for myself

                            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Thanks nuno

                              1. Wılly
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Silva may be rested in 37 to play the final home game in 38.
                                Armstrong not a bad option but see how Bournemouth are, have you got anybody who could go to Ings?

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

                                  Silva captain for GW38+ surely. I just hope all others don't do the same!

                          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Thanks all

                        5. Tosa86
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Actual FPL team:

                          Pope - Henderson
                          VVD - TAA - wanbissaka - doherty - holgate
                          sterling - kdb - bruno - saka - traorè
                          ings - greenwood - jesus

                          FT: 1
                          ItB: 0.3

                          bonus: Bench Boost and Free Hit.

                          37: holgate -> egan + BB
                          38: Free hit? how?

                          any suggestion?

                        6. gers23
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Will the fa cup games have a bearing on who u captain/transfer in this week?

                        7. Slitherene
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Which GW 37 combination scores more?

                          A) AWB + Salah + Greenwood
                          B) Tarko + Martial + Rashford

                          1. Pringle
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Coinflip

                        8. Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Are your transfer decisions also being informed by your mini-league position? Are you playing more defensively to protect your lead or keep in touch?

                          1. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Yes definitely. Chasing now. Need to pick some differentials.

                          2. gers23
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            I am 50 clear in my mini league and was going to block my rival yesterday.In the end i didn't so i guess we'll have to see how that works out. Just felt blocking him would ruin any sort of fun from the game,although i will be pissed if it costs me title lol.

                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Which player would you have brought in to block?

                              1. gers23
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Azpi and Ings and captained Bruno(same as him). I went Giroud and captained Pulisic

                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Should be alright as long as you are still 25ish in front come final GW

                            2. olidooley
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              50 safe enough probably

                          3. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Tricky - am attacking OR goals but defending main mini league, think best bet is to save FTs and have two for final day

                          4. Pap Le Cissier
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            My mini leagues with cash involved I’ve got big leads.

                            I’m playing with the aim of breaking the top 1k or higher so still looking at the odd differential here and there

                          5. Jon Walter's Hatty
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            A bit, but really the object is for you to plot the path to the most points whatever that entails. The flipside to cloning a close rivals team is that a sudden swing - say a big captain haul - can leave you suddenly doing the chasing with very similar teams.

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

                            Mine are now. Im 75 points off top and in 8th (top 7 out of 60ish pay money). I won't be bringing in players who others already have and will take those out with high ownership.

                            Pulisic to Stanislas is my proposed transfer this GW.

                            I had a poor 1st half season and my TV is rubbish (100.6) need some massive amount of luck in last 3 GWs.

                          7. Firminoooo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            No way. I am nr 1 in my moneyleagues with 5k in pricemoney. I don’t know the teams to my rivals. Play your own game to gain OR, now 205. A good OR will make you win minileagues.

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

                          One of the reasons not to bring in Donovan 2.0 was their awful last fixtures. Owners now have to waste transfer getting rid

                          1. IRBOX ⚽
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Do they? With strong squads and good value he can easily be benched against Liverpool and deployed against Wolves in what could be the traditional GW38 goal frenzy

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

                              Wolves and goal frenzy lol

                              1. IRBOX ⚽
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                GW38 has thrown up more than a few surprises over the years

                        10. olidooley
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Hmm....lost mini league cash lead now....Salah captain haul needed badly now

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            He'll score a brace

                        11. TimoTime
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 5 days ago

                          Guys, how do you get a picture on your profile? Is it a members only thing?

                          1. olidooley
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Gravatar

                            1. TimoTime
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              Please explain :/

                              1. olidooley
                                • 7 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Gravatar.com I think

                                1. TimoTime
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  I have to go there, make a profile and then I am able to add an avatar to my profile here?

                                  Blimey

                                  1. Lucy2019
                                      2 months, 5 days ago

                                      How do I get a picture next to my name when I post a comment?
                                      Head on over to http://www.gravatar.com and register for an account (make sure you register with the same email as the one you are registered with here). Choose an image, and this will be associated with all of your comments on site. Your gravatar image should appear next to your comments within roughly 24 hours.

                                      1. TimoTime
                                        • 1 Year
                                        2 months, 5 days ago

                                        Ty, also just found this on FAQ.

                                        Ironic that you also don't have an avatar 🙂

                          2. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Patrico
                            TAA Doherty Azpi
                            Salah Sterling Martial Fernandes Pulisic
                            Jesus Martial

                            I am doing Pulisic to Dilva and Azpi to Dunk after matches tonight -4.

                            Then I am looking at Martial to Son for GW38 pending form. Martial away to LEI and Son away to Palace. Palace are terrible. Son could be better option than Martial for the final day.

                          3. IRBOX ⚽
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 5 days ago

                            Anyone else regretting their cap? I would probably switch Sterling for Foden in hindsight. But Sterling perma-cap has served me well the past 2 GW’s

                            1. The Legend Squad
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              I’m on Sterling. Nervous but it could be an awesome shout. Think Foden is riskier - regretting perhaps not giving it to Salah or Fernandes

                            2. gers23
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              captained Pulisic, so a little underwhelmed .Will have to watch the rest of the big hitters nervously now lol

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

                              For once I'm the opposite. I was on Willian unt the last minute and went Jesus. Normally Willian would haul and Jesus blank but hoping my luck has turned.

                            4. Jon Walter's Hatty
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              The fact he has proved he can do damage in a short period of time helps...plus I have my ML rival covered on it.

                            5. Hakim Ziyech
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 5 days ago

                              I just feel so comfortable having Sterling as my captain this gw. Another hatty would be lovely or even more than that because why not?!

                              They are called the cherries for a reason 😉

                              1. Annie
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                wish I shared your confidence, think he's on the bench 🙁

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  I think he starts because of so many factors. Like Form, minutes played over the last 3 gws.The golden boot too. Just some more hatties

                                  I am not even worried about him not starting. Pep will respect his opponent given they just spammed Leicester

                                2. Hakim Ziyech
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  *spanked

                              2. Hot Toddy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Now now. Less of that. Sterling has had is fun another hat-trick is illegal.

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Lol

                                2. Rashleigh Runabouts
                                    2 months, 5 days ago

                                    Since the start of the premier league, only 5 players have scored back to back hat-tricks, Rooney, Drogba, Kane, Ian Wright and Les Fedinand.

                                3. Lucy2019
                                    2 months, 5 days ago

                                    Can't get that from the bench.

                                4. Hot Toddy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Nah. We all know the risk involved in capping City players. I stand by my decision to go with Jesus and wouldn't regret going with Sterling either. Great shout for the last two weeks well played.

                              3. SomeoneKnows
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Pope (Martinez)
                                TAA, Holgate, Saiss (Lascelles, Pieters)
                                KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic
                                Vardy, Rashford (Connolly)

                                Best transfer option for next GW
                                Vardy > Jesus ?

                              4. The Legend Squad
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                So what is a realistic amount of points that someone chasing can expect to make up. I’m 25 points off the top in 2nd place. Do-able?

                                1. gers23
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  very imo

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

                                  Id say atm 60, 45 with 2 GW to go and 30 in final game week. More you need absolute fluke.

                                3. Old Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  In one week - let alone three.

                                4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Very doable

                                5. Bossworld
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  I've lost a 60 point lead since the restart, at times they've overtaken me but I'm currently about 16 and 29 points clear. That's not safe, particularly if there's chips left. Think with the right captaincy choice someone could easily gain 15 points per game week, if not more.

                                6. fish&chips
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Depends on how different you teams are. Some players made up 60 points by having sterling (c) and Antonio last week but that's not going to happen every week and you need a lot of luck. I'm chasing 70 points and not confident to be honest but 5 goals for sterling tonight and I'll be back in it

                                7. Salarrivederci
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  25 is nothing tbf - just go big or go home on captain choice.
                                  I’m chasing 75, but rival captained pulisic, and I have Ings (C) whom he did not field this GW. Feeling great atm!

                                8. Rasping Drive
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Hell, yes. I made up 40+ last week alone. All about the captain

                              5. klopp2567
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                David Silva captain and having Jesus and Sterling is giving me panic attack till i see the city lineups. High chances of slipping down in ML with me being first by just 27 points.

                                1. olidooley
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  I was first by one point going into the Gameweek and captained Salah

                                2. Old Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 9 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Good choices

                              6. balint84
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                A) Puli to Son
                                B) Ayew to Ings
                                C) mccarthy to ederson

                              7. Gudjohnsen
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 5 days ago

                                Any Manchester City leaked lineups yet?

                                1. olidooley
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 5 days ago

                                  Players don’t know yet even

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

                                  Who cares it's too late to do anything

                                  1. klopp2567
                                    • 1 Year
                                    2 months, 5 days ago

                                    even pep has no clue