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Scout Notes

The case for Kane and Son as Spurs exploit Newcastle’s defensive crisis

Newcastle 1-3 Spurs

  • Goals: Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) | Son Heung-min (£9.6m), Harry Kane x2 (£10.9m)
  • Assists: Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m), Steven Bergwijn (£7.0m), Erik Lamela (£5.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Kane x3, Ritchie x2, Lo Celso x1, Son x1

Following a recent dip in Fantasy appeal, Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) were back in the goals again as Spurs ran out 3-1 winners at Newcastle on Wednesday evening.

With a Leicester side short of Caglar Söyüncü (£4.9m) and a porous Crystal Palace outfit the final two opponents for Jose Mourinho’s men this season, there are arguably worse options to take last-ditch punts on in Gameweeks 37+ and 38+.

However, it must be said that Kane’s recent display, which took his goal-tally since the Premier League restart to four, was more workmanlike than his 12-point score would indicate.

Yes, he did well to get on the end of two chances in the second half but they happened to be his only shots of the game.

That said, most objective onlookers would agree that Kane has been unfortunate not to come away with more attacking returns in recent matches. Accordingly, there is perhaps still cause for hope against Leicester and Crystal Palace, especially as he hit an important landmark at Newcastle: his 200th career goal.

“200 goals at this age, with the remaining years that he has in front of him, it’s very normal that he speaks about going for 200 more. (Kane) is a fantastic player, a top goalscorer, an ambitious guy, young. He has a lot in front of him. So let’s go for 200 more. I believe let’s go for 200 more.” – Jose Mourinho

Son was quieter than his usual self against Newcastle, but his 11th goal of the season does mean the South Korean has outscored Kane over the last four matches. Worth knowing for anyone considering a punt on Spurs asset. In that time, he has racked up 25 points to the centre-forward’s 18.

However, anyone looking at Son does have to be conscious of his increased rotation threat compared to Kane. Not only has he already been benched once since the Premier League restart, but Mourinho also admitted on Wednesday evening that he came close to not starting the former Bayer Leverkusen man from the beginning. Could that indicate a rest for the Leicester game?

“I had the feeling of starting the game with fresh players and leave Lucas and Son on the bench. My feeling was if they go on the bench when they come in, they come in tired. They would be tired anyway. So I thought it was better to start with the same players who started against Arsenal. Let us see where they could go, like it happened with Gio [Lo Celso] and Lucas and we had, of course, a couple more who were really, really tired.” – Jose Mourinho

The issue with Spurs midfielders is, of course, the fact that Mourinho has so many of them at his disposal. In starting Son and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) at Newcastle, he was forced to leave Steven Bergwijn (£7.0m) and Erik Lamela (£5.7m) on the bench, both of whom came on to get assists for Kane’s goals. Either one of them could come in for the Leicester game, especially as Moura was taken off on Wednesday night. 

“I had the feeling that the impact could be done by really, really fresh players. So for Stevie and Lamela to come from the bench with that energy I think was very important for us, because for us it was the fourth match with two days in between.” – Jose Mourinho

It was initially assumed to be a knock for the Brazilian but the Spurs boss confirmed it was nothing more than fatigue. Still, in the current circumstances, that is more than enough reason to bench him for the next Premier League outing, scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

“I don’t think it’s an issue (Moura coming off). I think it’s just super fatigued, exhausted people.” – Jose Mourinho

For all the potential possessed by Kane and Son, it must be said that Newcastle were unfortunate to be on the end of such an unflattering scoreline at St James’ Park, as they were busy in front of goal as well. In fact, Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) ended the evening with more saves to his name than opposite number Martin Dúbravka (£5.1m).

A goal for Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) and energetic displays from Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) might be enough to justify inclusion in end-of-season squads, especially with Brighton and an out-of-sorts Liverpool defence on the horizon for Newcastle between now and Gameweek 38+.

However, Fantasy managers may also want to consider attackers who face the Magpies in that time as their already painful defensive crisis worsened on Wednesday evening.

Fabian Schär (£5.0m) was taken off with a dislocated shoulder in the closing stages and, after the game, Steve Bruce revealed that Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) had undergone surgery for his ankle injury.

That means, ahead of Gameweek 37+, there are flags against a total of seven Newcastle defenders, Jetro Willems (£4.3m), Ciaran Clark (£4.3m), Paul Dummett (£4.3m), Danny Rose (£5.3m) and Florian Lejeune (£4.3m) the stricken players, alongside Schär and Lascelles.

“With turnaround being quick we have to look forward to next season. We are down the bare bones, we have had eight or nine people missing.” – Steve Bruce

Newcastle United XI (4-2-3-1): Dúbravka; Yedlin (Lazaro 55′), Fernández, Schär, Krafth; Shelvey, Bentaleb (M Longstaff 86′); Ritchie, Almirón, Saint-Maximin; Gayle (Joelinton 69′).

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; B Davies, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Winks, Sissoko; Son, Lo Celso (Lamela 62′), Moura (Bergwijn 57′); Kane (Vertonghen 90+1′).

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955 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Boz
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Fine to hold for the final day?

    Pope
    TAA - Doherty - Egan
    Salah - Bruno - Martial - KDB - Mahrez
    Jimi - Ings

    3.9 - Greenwood - Lascelles - Robinson

    Weak bench but hopefully won’t need more than 1 sub

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

      Should be.

      I'm not expecting many minutes from the city boys, but should come on at least. Mahrez may well start

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

    With 5 subs confirmed next season (more rotation?) what are people’s thoughts on changing (c) chip?

    This is a game and we want to score points. The (c) choice is currently way too important in how a week goes and seems increasingly luck based.

    If you could change each night (a normal game week of Sat / Sun / Mon would give up to 3 (c) choices if you changed each night).

    It would reward proactive FF players, bring an elements of stick or twist and overall re emphasise squad choice over whether you nail (c).

    Thoughts?

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

      Without luck/ variance, does ‘fun’ exist?

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

        Agree. But...

        I think it's the balance between risk/reward from skill and luck.

        Captaincy (and triple captaincy) seems to swing the needle slightly more towards luck than my liking.

        There's already a huge amount of luck involved in team selection alone imo.

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

        You pick 15 players, more than enough luck and skill there!

        It’s more an observation on how huge an impact a single choice has

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

          Captaincy is there as a tool to massively increase variance which means that in any given gameweek anyone can get lucky and beat anyone - it’s how you attract the masses to a game having a high variance short term luck element.

          If we all just got given the expected points for our team each week the ‘casual’ wouldn’t bother.

          Those who spend a lot of time on the game hate the ‘needless’ variance of captain as in the short term it can negate any ‘skill’ advantage.

          Longer term over a season the skill should generally win through

          To finish in the top 1k of a 7m player game which has high weekly variance of course you will need to get lucky...,

          .... but the harder I practice the luckier I get 😉

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

            I think that mass appeal point is a good one. Alternatively would an option to log in and change a (c) choice drive more regular users?

            Being able to change once or twice would be driven by fixtures and still have a lot of luck (say you picked D Silva over other city assets).

    2. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is this what you can do in the CL fantasy game? It’s a nice concept to be able to stick or twist but it also rewards poor decision making even if a lot of luck is involved. Get out of jail free card for casuals!

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

        I think Sky does it as well?

        I don’t see it as rewarding poor decisions, but reducing importance of (c) while allowing a bit more punting on choices. I’d expect there still to be blanks and rubbish choices punished

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Have the Prem confirmed 5 subs then?

      1. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah yesterday I believe.

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

      Or just remove the captain chip?

      Let's face it, 5 sub rule = cap fails galore and your cap pick will be like a lottery.

      No cap chip will make the game more tactical.

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

        How does that follow?

        Captains have been hauling in restart.

        Let's be honest, this is a reflection of people going gung-ho into the Sterling captain trap last night when there was plenty of rotation risk in reality.

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

        I’d be equally happy with that, though captains are a part of football!

        I just want to tweak the luck element. I’ve scores 504 (c) points ~14 points average. What this would probably do is cut the 13 blanks I’ve had and slightly improve the average score.

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

        I think there is still merit in keeping the captaincy chip. There are many teams that approach the 5-sub thing differently to City with a nailed starting XI and rotating fringe players in at different points in the second half.

        What I would like removed is the vice-captaincy. Make it a one shout selection.

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

      As much as I hate it from a variance stand point. It has to stay in the game. It gives managers a weekly decision, it makes for some dramatic highs and lows. It's a fundamental part of the game. And there is a lot of luck in FPL. We just have to deal with that.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Like most big online games the developers will cater heavily to casual players, it doesn’t make sense to
        Reward only highly active dedicated players, casual players still make up most of the player base.

    6. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The rules should not change. Our behaviours should.

      Plenty of people captain the big ticket item players every week, even if there is speculation about how many minutes they will get and if they will even make it onto the pitch. Sterling last night was a classic. If we'd all known he was going to start and play 60+ we all probably would have captained him, but the uncertainty makes it a risk, and more exciting in the long run for those with (and without) that player.

      If more cameos are going to be more likely in the future then we are going to have to consider being more creative with our captaincy choices. If Sterling is likely to get 30-45 mins then perhaps it's best to go for the likes of Antonio, Jimenez, Willian if they are pretty much nailed for 90. I'm hoping to see a little more bravery and a little less group think. Plenty of us (me included) fail to take potentially fruitful risks because we don't want to be left behind by the crowd.

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

        It’s a good point and I want to be more brave in choices. The problem is you are so punished if a high ownership player hauls. The risk reward heavily favours safe choices as 1 bad week can cause a 30+ point swing

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

          True but I wonder if there is some basic psychology involved too. I always feel worse about a bad gameweek than I ever feel good about a good gameweek. Plenty captained Sterling to a monster score in 35+. I think it's just a case of realising how those scores average out, and seeing whether a more 'average' player might, in some gameweeks, be a better pick.

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

        Yeh I went Willian due to definitely starting, on pens, set pieces, attacking player v Norwich who had just conceded 4 to West Ham. What was not to like?

        Seeing him blank, I was annoyed I didn't captain Sterling cos I was sure he would start but the doubt put me off and after how last night went it was exactly the reason I didn't captain him in the first place.

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

          Exactly the same with me! I went Willian because he was nailed for 60+, had good stats, was a bit of a differential, and was playing Norwich. It didn't pay off but the stats were there before and after the match. He made seven key passes after all. I would do the same again, in fact I think in 7/10 games he would have produced a return with those stats.

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

            This's how the game is based on luck at times. There's definitely skill and planning needed but when a pick like that doesn't pay off and he's a massive differential it's bad luck. Annoying but that's how the game is at times.

    7. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Really hope nothing changes. I think the game is great at its current state.

  3. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Still got my BB. Will Aurier miss the next one? Do I need to move out him and Lascelles with this FT and the final one to have a playing bench to use the chip?

    1 FT - £2.4 ITB

    Martinez (3.9)
    Digne Maguire Saiss (Aurier Lascelles)
    Son KDB Sterling Bruno Pulisic
    Ings Jimi Greenwood

    Need to put this cash to good use. Burnley defender maybe?

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

      Aurier to burnley def

      1. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah thinking Aurier > Tark then next week Button > Pope and then BB,
        Hoping that Lascelles is fit or worse case scenario I have 1 not playing in my BB.

        1. zorro121
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Lascelles has had an op I believe. Not back till next season now.

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

      I’d hold BB to 38 probably

      But doesn’t look good with minimal keepers and defence anyway. Think there are better gains by maximising core team

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

    Great returns on FH. Can I save FT here ready for GW38?

    Pope
    Doherty Saiss Digne
    Martial Sterling Mahrez Bruno
    Vardy Jiménez Greenwood

    4.0m. Egan Lascelles Luiz

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

      Looks good

    2. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yep unless you fancy Ings

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

        I do, but not enough transfers. 2FT on the final day offers so much flexibility for any team news

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

      Absolutely

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

    BOTTOMED

    De Gea (3.9)

    Doherty TAA Alonso (Holgate Lascelles)

    Dilva Foden Son Martial (Saka)

    Ings Giroud Rashford

    6.7ITB

    Cut down my chase in cash league from 80 points 2 weeks ago to 30ish now.

    What change should I make for 37?

    Thinking of bringing in a heavy hitter: Sterling or Aubameyang. Most probably Sterling for Dilva or Foden. Open to taking hits did a -8 and 4 transfers brought in Dilva (C) and on 53 (-8) atm with 4 to play so if the hit feels right will do it.

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

      Auba is a good shout, two prime fixtures

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

        Yeh I'm FH on 38 so don't ind a 1 week punt

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

      Dilva more likely to start than Sterling in gw37.

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

        Agreed - But also think Sterling will start potentially OOP

        He's been benched in 2 out of the last 3. Jesus due a rest

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

      I have Dilva. I did Sterling > Sonny. Dilva more nailed imo.

      Maybe Foden > Bruno and cap Fernandes/ Son / Ings

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

        or Tony Martial

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

        No space for Bruno, Foden to Sterling possible (C)

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

          Yes if you trust pep

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

    Who scores more final two:

    A) TAA (CHE, new)
    B) Tarkowski (nor, BHA)

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      TAA

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Trent

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tarko. He will get 15pts next game

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        An pool is one of the worst defense in last 4 GW

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

          Norwich and Brighton are two of the three worst for headed goal attempts last four matches as well

    4. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tark.

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

      B is possible.

  7. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Sorry..bottomed

    Who would you lose C.Taylor for?

    a) Bardsley
    b) Saiss
    c) Egan
    d) Lundstrum

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

      D

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

        But he doesnt start...

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

          Ready that completely wrong. Ignore...

      2. Fuddled FC
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Think he's nailed currently?

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

      Saiss, that Moutinho delivery looks like it'll land on his head very soon

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        thanks

  8. The Man Pastore
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is this team OK to save for this GW in order to get 2FT GW38?

    Patricio
    Doherty Tarko Keane
    Salah Bruno Martial KDB(c) Mahrez
    Nketiah Vardy

    Bench: Martin Greenwood Kiko Lascelles

    Thank you!

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

      Start Greenwood?

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

      Start greenwood over nketiah and youre good

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

      I wouldn't risk another Pep masterclass captaincy so soon after the Semi. Martial or Bruno much safer bets.

      1. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I can't see KDB being benched tho... There's no way

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

          Then go for it

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

    Would captaincy on just one of Silva or Sterling final day be enough City cover vs Norwich with only two City players?

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It could be as seen last night. However, If I had transfers I would tilt towards triple City I think

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

      8-0 scoreline here get in a trip city

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

        Which three is best? KDB, Sterling, D.Silva

        1. Bring back Rafa
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Outta those 3 or Jesus.

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

      I am sticking with Dilva & Ederson. The rest should go to helll

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

      nah, captain both!

  10. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who to bring in for Charlie Taylor for an uber exciting one week punt?

    A) Pieters (nor)
    B) Egan (EVE)

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

      B

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers, think I agree

  11. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who plays in place of Taylor?

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

      Pieters

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        FPL legend of yesteryear

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

        Cheers

  12. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    1FT. Looking for a o e week punt as will use FH in 38.

    Martinez
    Taa-Doherty-Fernández-(Kiko)-(3.9)
    Martial-KDB-Sterling-Mahrez-Bruno
    Ings-Greenwood-(Giroud)

    a) Fernández > Egan
    B) Giroud > woods/Maupay/Jimi
    C) mahrez > son
    D) anything else?

  13. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts here? 2FT 1.1 ITB

    Ederson (Martinez)

    TAA Boly Egan (Taylor* Kiko)

    Salah KDB Pulisic Bruno (Foden)

    Greenwood Rash Ings

    Hard to judge transfers with FA Cup starting after deadline. Think bench is going to be key this GW for injuries and rotation more so even than this week.

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Should say will be using FH in 38

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wait and see with Greenwood. Otherwise could swap him & Pulisic to a City mid and Wood?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Have 3 City already with Ederson

        1. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Sorry missed Foden on your bench, a punt like Armstrong/Trossard I quite like

          1. Van der Faart
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers need a differential chasing 40 points.

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

      KdB to Martial...

      Home to West Ham and both going for victory and goals.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Have 3 United already

  14. Pegboy
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Patricio (Martin)
    TAA Doherty Kiko (Taylor* Lascelles*)
    Mane KdB Bruno (c) Pulisic (Foden)
    Rash Jimenez Greenwood

    1FT £0.4m

    I've been a bit screwed by Taylor's injury, as I was hoping to save a FT for a mini-WC in GW38 to ditch Wolves players and make sure I've got right Man City players.

    a) Save FT and play Kiko against MCI
    b) Lascelles > Burnley defender (hope Taylor recovers and play double Burnley defence last day against Brighton)
    c) Something else

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I would go if A Taylor is expected to be fit for next week. If not then maybe B but its not ideal spending a transfer on defender now.

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

        Yep, at this stage it's essentially a -4, as I'll want to make at least two transfers next week.

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

    With the 5 sub rule continuing it will be Fernandes on autocap for me next season. The chances of him being benched or even subbed will not happen often.

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

      And I most likely will go no City.

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

        I think my plan of action next season will be to pick nailed players nailed defenders like VVD, Azpi and the likes of Dunk.

        Midfield and attack will be a pain to figure out.

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

      The PL teams would have to agree to the rule continuing which has to be unlikely

    3. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Or keep money in the bank and keep moving for those big hitting players who have just been rested. There are ways to always have the best possible captain pick in the team, but you're right, in order to do that you need the rest of your team to be very stable. Not too many punts.

    4. Bring back Rafa
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I don't think it will have as big as impact as people are thinking.
      Sure, Pep will take out his 5 best players when they're winning easily (which is quite often) but those players are likely to have already hauled if they're winning easily

  16. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hi all, cant wait for this season to end. from leading ML by 30 to trailing by 35! suggestions with 1FT and 1.5m itb. Best 1gw moves?

    DDG
    Taa • Doherty • Holgate ----------- Lamptey Kiko
    Mahrez • KDB • Bruno (c) • Pulisic --- Foden
    Jimmy • Rashford • Ings

    A: Holgate >> Digne
    B: DDG + Pulisic >> Pope + Marital (c) (-4)
    C: Pulisic + Foden (who i am anyways benching) >> benchfodder + Son (c) (-4)
    D: Something else...want to get salah but not sure how

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

      D KdB to Martial

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Depends who leader has in his team for differential purposes. Assuming he doesnt have Martial I'd go with B

  17. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pogba a good differential over Bruno?

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not really. Pogba playing too deep.

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

      He's a classic case of being a bad differential.

      Inferior stats, inferior positioning, no set pieces, less threat. This is not a differential, this is a downgrade.

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

        A differential is a player like Antonio, or Trossard or McNeil. Low ownership but can haul given the right fixture.

  18. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I'm gonna FH 38 so 1 last transfer for this long season. Best course of action?

    1) TAA -> Doherty
    2) Mahrez -> Son
    3) Jesus -> Auba

    Pope
    AWB // TAA // Saiss // Egan
    KDB // Mahrez // Bruno
    Jesus // Rashy // Jimi

    Krul // Pulisic // Lord // Cantwell
    1.4 ITB

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

      I'd honestly consider KdB to Martial

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I will def get him but I already have 3 United players. Not sure if I shud take point hit and go AWB + KDB -> Doherty + Martial..

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      3

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

    If he doesn’t feature tonight, Greenwood to Chris Wood for 1 week? (FH for 38). Only concern was Wood played 90 mins last night.

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

      Wood should be fine to start again on Saturday with Barnes and JRod out

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think you can make a case to be concerned about everyone's minutes atm pal.

      I like it

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

        Very true!

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, Wood or Tarkowski is the 1 week move I’m considering

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

      Look at the minutes for Wood over the Christmas period. 5 starts from GW17-21, and only subbed off twice and both after 70 mins.I'd say he's nearly back to full match fitness now and is good to go against Norwich.

  20. RVP 20
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hi fpl legends!

    Any advice for next GW, 1 FT and 0.3 ITB, no FH left (leading in ML 50 pts for now)

    Pope (3.9)
    TAA Aurier Saiss (Taylor Robinson)
    Salah Son KDB Bruno Saint-Maximin
    Rashford Jimenez (Greenwood)

    Any help much appreciated!

  21. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Played FH this week but this is the real team for gw37:

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Kiko
    Salah KdB Bruno Pulisic
    Rash Vardy Greenwood

    3.9 Fernandez Holgate Guendouzi

    1ft, 0.2itb

    Any ideas? Keep ft and have two for final week? Maybe Vardy+Pulisic for Auba&some mid for -4?

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

      I would add Ings against Bournemouth

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Looking at him also yes. Have him on FH now, hope he plays tonight.

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

      If you were swapping out KdB for 1 game who would you pick?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Depends but maybe Dilva. Not convinced with spurs but Sonny could also do the work.

      2. Bring back Rafa
        2 months, 5 days ago

        D.Silva.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Ideally would love another city yes, Auba and maybe Ings. Thing is I will have to do -4 or even -8 for all that. Had Dilva this week on FH and he has been great.

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

    Who is the most nailed Burnley defender after Tarkowski?

    1. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Bardsley been getting minutes and points

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

        Cool I'll go for him thanks

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Long (4.3) with Mee out

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Last 2 gameweeks:

    Son to Mane (C)
    Kane to Vardy

    Mane to Sterling (Salah C)

    RIP season

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

      Kaptain Kane I thought you would always have Kane in your team lol.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You know what I held for so long as well

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Vardy to Kane
    VVD to Tarkowski

    For a -4? Y or N

    Thanks

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      And it will be Kane (C), going for it

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

        Got to with a name and grav like that - I prefer Auba for final two though

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

        A week early perhaps but nice call

        He's been on my radar ever since 30+ but just find other priorities. Contemplating him over Sterling in 38.

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

      Who would you captain?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kane

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

      No

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks all, it would leave me with:

        McCarthy
        Tarkowski | Saiss | Kiko
        Salah | Sterling | KdB | Bruno | Martial
        Kane | Greenwood*

        Button | Connolly | Elmohamady | Lascelles*

    4. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah do it Kane gonna finish the season in 2017 style 😉

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Wow if he did!

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

    Who will you captain GW38?

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

      David Silva I guess

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

        Or Salah

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

          Or Sterling

    2. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      D Silva (3C)

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

      David Silva or Vardy is tempting.

      So is Antonio...

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

      Dilva TC here

      Kane is an intriguing differential shout. I'm guessing Dilva will be fairly template come 38.

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling I think

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

      David Silva

    7. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      City or Auba

  26. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    de gea (martinez)
    doherty aurier TAA (ward fernandez)
    kdb bruno martial willian (saka)
    ings kane giroud

    a) Trent and Giroud to Tarkowski and jesus -4
    b) kane to auba

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

      Keep Kane he might get some points

      1. Saïss doesn't mat…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        cheers

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

    Salah as a differential for last two GW?

    No one have him im mini league 😀

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

      Yes

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think he's a don't buy don't sell option at the moment.

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This

  28. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What happened with Doherty? Do we think he will start next game?

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

      Just rested I think. Should start the final two.

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

      Tricky - he had a huge impact when he came on having a hand in both goals (literally for the second). It was a huge two points to drop but don't think Nuno will hold it against him massively. Can see him starting vs Palace.

  29. Phil's Stamps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I was going to make the boring transfer of Giroud to Ings this week, but given how much Bournemouth have improved over the last two GWs (and still fighting for their lives) coupled with Newcastle's (with nothing to play for) injury problems, what do think about a cheeky punt on Maupay (rested last game)?

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

    Would you bench boost these players?

    McCarthy, Holgate, Pulisic, Antonio

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

    2. Bring back Rafa
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If you've got no injuries I would. You're kinda running out of time now, so I'd just be happy to have 4 playing subs

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

        Cool cheers man