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Vardy’s super stats, a new £4.0m defender and injuries: FPL notes on Leicester’s win

Leicester City 2-0 Sheffield United

  • Goals: Ayoze Perez (£6.0m), Demarai Gray (£5.0m)
  • Assists: Luke Thomas (£4.0m), Jamie Vardy (£9.8m)
  • Bonus: Thomas x3, Wes Morgan (£4.1m) x2, Ryan Bennett (£4.8m) x1

Leicester City saw off a strangely limp Sheffield United to set up a final-day showdown that even Sky Sports will struggle to over-hype.

What turned out to be a regulation 2-0 win came with goals from Ayoze Perez (£6.0m) and Demarai Gray (£5.0m) as the Blades’ recent recovery came to an abrupt end.

And it means that the Foxes will now entertain Manchester United in Gameweek 38+ with a Champions League spot going to the winner, unless Chelsea – just a point above both sides in the table, but with an inferior goal difference – slip up.

From a Fantasy perspective, that means three teams’ worth of exceptionally-motivated talent to tap into, and some of that was on display at the King Power Stadium yesterday evening.

The star of the show, however, didn’t even have a value in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) until hours after the match was over.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers handed a debut to 19-year-old Luke Thomas (£4.0m) at left-back, citing injuries to both Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) and Christian Fuchs (£4.2m).

The youngster promptly played a blinder, setting up Perez’s opener, keeping a clean sheet and earning himself the maximum bonus award as he brought in 12 points for his zero owners.

That figure has now risen to well over 5,000 as FPL managers move for a cheap defender with proven ability to deliver returns at both ends of the pitch. Okay, so the sample size doesn’t get much smaller than one match, but it was a dream debut for Thomas which earned him plenty of praise from Rodgers:

It was probably the hardest game he could have for his debut. I could see he could play for me quickly. He’s got a great temperament. He isn’t fazed. He understands football and you saw his pass for the goal. I thought he was outstanding in his play.

Outstanding he was, although going for Foxes defenders when their final two games involve a trip to Spurs and then that United mega-clash looks risky at best.

Perez had already been handed one chance by Thomas when the midfielder headed over the teenager’s excellent cross. He made no mistake with the second opportunity, collecting Thomas’s low ball and scoring emphatically from just inside the area.

United keeper Dean Henderson (£5.2m) could do nothing about the goal, but he more than earned his keep over the course of the match, denying a number of City players in one-on-ones.

Such was the home side’s early dominance that they’d already had nine attempts before 22 minutes had been played, with Henderson using his legs to keep out a Jamie Vardy (£9.8m) effort and repeating the trick twice more when the veteran striker released Harvey Barnes (£5.9m).

Another excellent chance fell to the influential Youri Tielemans (£6.1m), whose close-range shot was blocked after he was set up by Vardy again, before the forward burst through but watched his left-foot shot graze the outside of the post.

The only worry for Leicester fans still getting over Sunday’s capitulation against Bournemouth was that missing so many decent chances might come back to haunt them.

That scenario certainly came close to playing out when a John Egan (£4.7m) header from a corner deflected off Wes Morgan (£4.1m), forcing Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) into a smart save.

United boss Chris Wilder threw the kitchen sink at the game as it drifted away from his side.

He made three changes at half-time, including the bittersweet Fantasy move of replacing Sander Berge (£4.7m) with the fit-again John Lundstram (£4.6m), and even switched to a back four later on.

But his players never really got going and the Foxes were not in the mood to repeat their south coast meltdown.

They finally secured the win when Vardy broke free yet again and, just for a change, someone decided to grace the striker’s persistent creativity with a goal.

That someone was substitute Demarai Gray (£5.0m), who finished from the angle with a sweet shot back across Henderson.

It was absolutely what the Foxes deserved from a dominant display in which they had seven shots on target to Unted’s one, prompting a pleased post mortem from Rodgers:

It was our first 90-minute performance since we came back. We’ve played well in other spells in games, but we had to play well over the course of 90 minutes.

The match was also the first in which Barnes started since Gameweek 30+. Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.7m) has performed well in his stead, but Leicester look a quicker and more threatening attacking unit when Barnes is providing support for Vardy.

Not that too many managers will be tempted by Foxes assets with the schedule that they have, while Rodgers provided a post-match update on others who will definitely need selling right now:

As mentioned, that elevates the appeal of Thomas, and even the evergreen Morgan, as cut-price defensive options. But the chances of keeping clean sheets against either Spurs or Man United look slim.

As for the Blades, will the real Sheffield United please stand up?

After some impressive recent performances, they were decidedly average against Leicester and Wilder wasn’t about to spare his players’ blushes with his assessment:

We were way off of it. We have taken some enormous steps forward this season, but the goalkeeper kept us in the game, we never deserved anything form the game – off it from the first minute to the 90th, no excuse from us. Technically very poor, physically out-fought.

Matches against Everton and Southampton will round out a phenomenal first season back in the top-flight for Wilder and his men; fixtures that should be productive for those Fantasy managers invested in a backline with 13 clean sheets to their name – only three teams have managed more.

Inconsistency is the worry, though. This is a side that can beat Spurs, Wolves and Chelsea at home, while struggling on the road against the likes of Man United, Newcastle and even Aston Villa.

Based on that recent evidence, Monday’s visit from Everton looks promising, next Sunday’s trip to Southampton troubling.


Leicester City (3-4-2-1): Schmeichel; Bennett, Morgan, Evans; Justin, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas; Pérez (Choudhury 71), Barnes (Gray 76); Vardy.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham (Sharp 59); Stevens, Osborn (Fleck 45), Norwood, Berge (Lundstram 45), Baldock; McBurnie, McGoldrick (Mousset 45).

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Above: Players involved in Leicester City v Sheffield United sorted by chances created

The bonus point allocation from last night’s match produced an interesting sub-plot.

The (small) contingent of managers with Leicester defender James Justin (£4.7m) in their teams looked like they were sitting on two, and maybe even three, extra points as the match wound down.

By the time the bonus awards were added, their man had none.

The reason for that was star debutant Thomas wasn’t even in the FPL system until well after his 12-point match had finished.

Only Vardy created more chances than the youngster, and his assist and clean sheet certainly merited the maximum bonus award.

But it was still hard on Justin’s owners.

Above: Players involved in Leicester City v Sheffield United sorted by big chances

Then again, Vardy’s 29.4% fan club arguably had even more reason to feel aggrieved at the designation of the extra points.

As well as leading the way with five chances created, he was also involved in all six big chances the Foxes had against Sheffield United.

One of them led to Gray’s goal, three others were fluffed by his teammates and Vardy himself had the other two.

It was that profligacy which ruined Vardy’s bonus point chances – scant reward for a truly influential performance that, on another day, could have resulted in a huge haul.

Above: Leicester City’s chances created map in Gameweek 36+ (assists in green)

While nominally playing as the central striker, Vardy did most of his best work on the left flank – as did the team as a whole.

A look at the areas in which they created their chances shows just how threatening they were down United’s right side, with seven of the side’s 12 chances coming from that area – including both of the assists.

Creativity was clearly not an issue on the day – just a lack of a clinical edge in front of goal.

The six big chances the Foxes forged was way above their season average of 2.4 per game, although the total of 88 they’ve managed this campaign is bettered by just three teams, who all happen to be above them in the league table.

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804 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bit of advice here folks would be great... I’m 65 points ahead in my mini league I have TC left and will use it last gameweek and the guy in second has FH and will use it then too... he has Dilva, Jimenez and Rashford and I have KDB, Jesus and Greenwood, for -4 should I swap my players to how to block him?? Coz I know I’m his FH he will keep all those players coz 2nd in my mini league happens to be my Dad!!!! Haha

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      *to his players

    2. Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      65 points. You're safe as houses no matter what you do

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      65 points I think you’ll be alright! Why not play for it as you would as 2nd place could change out any one of those

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Thankyou Gents appreciate your input!! Will do, forgot to mention I’m rank 5k atm and I’ve never been in this territory so I certainly don’t want to take any hits haha, one option I may do is Jesus to Jimenez and roll a transfer for last game week, think I will get Dilva in and TC him!!

  2. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    David Silva vs Mahrez?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably Dilva

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      silva atm

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I've gone Silva. So that means Mahrez will haul.

    4. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Silva GW38 but maybe Mahrez GW37? FA Cup makes Pep Roulette even harder to predict.

    5. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Mahrez the kind of player who can brace in 20 minutes. Risky but high ceiling
      Think Dilva can score well too.
      Anyone's guess, sorry!

    6. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Great points, thanks everyone! Yeah I think I’ll Mahrez this week as I’ve got some catch up work to do and have Dilva in for my FH in GW38

  3. Kurupt FC
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone thinking there could be an upset for Utd at old trafford?...

      1. Davemc23
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        could easily be. Hopefully the hammers will win tonight though and be more or less safe before then

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Nah

      3. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Historically West Ham have caused United problems however they are in form especially going forward so think they’ll get the win. Hopefully West Ham beat Watford tonight to make it more comfortable for United.

      4. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What to do here? Use ft or keep and have two for final week?

      Pope
      TAA Doherty Kiko
      Salah KdB Bruno Pulisic
      Rash Vardy Greenwood

      3.9 Fernandez Holgate Guendouzi

      1ft, 0.2itb

      P.S. Looking at Ings, Auba and another city. Still have TC left (plan to play it in gw38).

      Cheers.

    • Davemc23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who will have the biggest haul this week? Plotting my last transfer before FH next week. Thanks

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        wish i knew haha

        i m going tarkowski for aurier.

        loads of talks about wood in scoutcast

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Auba

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Salah.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          hope you re right 🙂

      4. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martial - home form has been electric

      5. bigbudgie
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        One of the United boys

    • Oakley
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Is KDB a must have for GW 37 amd 38? Forget about all other factors

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Maybe not atm. Depends on your league situation.

        1. Oakley
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          My next 2 rivals have him...lm leading closest by 5 points. Only way l can get him in without a hit is to get Salah out but he has Salah too.

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Sound like a real competition. But atm I would rather keep Mo then have KdB. Maybe you can look at Dilva, much cheaper and differential too. Should play all and can also haul.

      2. Moose™
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Lol.. Been thinking the same thing here..

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        i m planning jesus sterling and d silva fh 37 so answer is no

      4. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No

      5. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Must have is a bit extreme, he can easily explode and rack up the points but I think the FA Cup makes things harder to predict. He was rested past game so makes it more likely he’ll get decent minutes.

    • Moose™
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Is it wise to keep KdB and get Mahrez for city double up?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        With Pep In charge it is not.

      2. A-L
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I need a lot of points and the only way that can happen is a City blowout so am maxing out on 3 City attackers.
        So yep from me

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I was thinking Foden to D Silva but feel Pep roulette it's not worth the hassle especially with FA cup. Is there anyone else I can bring in for the last two GWs? Not a one GW punt.Thanks

      My team
      1ft 4itb
      Pope Martinez
      TAA Doherty Saiss Aurier Taylor
      Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Foden
      Ings Jimenez Greenwood

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        i d save transfer 100% to have more flexibility gw38

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Replace Taylor with Pieters maybe

      3. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Wood?

      4. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hold. As you aid FA Cup makes Pep Routetter even harder. Hold then can use 2FTs to maximise City players last game when we know more r.e. Game time. I think Dilva will be highly sought after for GW38 as he is the most nailed for that game baring injury.

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What is most important to you in the final 2 matches?

      A) ML
      B) Rank
      C) ML and Rank
      D) Just playing for fun now.

      1. Moose™
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        ML.. Rank is not important imo..

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A!

      3. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A. 6 point off first. Came second last two years.

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        C - 27 points off top 10k and 33 points clear in main mini league with a rival who will TC KDB 38 who I don't have

      5. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Rank. Always rank. I've finished in the top 50K for the last 9 years. Going for 10 in a row. At 28 K at moment.

      6. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        B,D

      7. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        D. I'm nowhere near high enough to care about rank.

      8. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

      9. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        D

      10. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        B) As rank needs to be optimsed. No longer at work so ML bragging rights at work are a thing of the past.

      11. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A. Rank means nowt

      12. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        A

      13. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        ML

    • Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What do we think?

      Start:
      Digne (SHU a) / Doherty (CRY h) / Egan (EVE h)

      Bench:
      TAA (CHE h) / Boly (CRY h)

      Yey or nay?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Neverbench Trent, rather sell him, even for -4

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        So nay

      3. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        (Posted below by accident)

        I'd play TAA and Boly over Digne

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          This

    • Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'd play TAA and Boly over Digne

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        This also

      2. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        even for the double wolves defense?

        1. Villa Velour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yep, Palace look poor.

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Still managed to score although offside by small margin.

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Do you think Silva will get subbed off and get a guard of honour vs Norwich, just like John Terry did in his final game?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Should do.

      2. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        probably but not after 21 minutes i hope !

      3. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Hard to say with no fans.

      4. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No. City have more class.

      5. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not worthy of tying JT's boots

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          What a load of bolx. Silva is twice the player Terry was.

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Agreed

          2. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            JT (along with Cech/Lamps/Drogba, but JT most of all) made chelsea the greatest team of a generation. Silva has been good for city but I'd argue he was mostly worthless without, say, Kompany making city sturdy.

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              But it's all in the eye of the beholder eh? 🙂

              1. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Team Captain for: five Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title

      6. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes, but probably near the end. None of that 21 minute shenanigans.

        JT was already out on the fringes of the Chelsea team and made only 6 starts the whole season, 2 of which came after the title was wrapped up.

        David Silva has made around 20 league starts this season and is still very much a major part of Pep's plans for the remaining games.

      7. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Not without fans, seems rather pointless, so he will get the 90 I think

    • Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Play Pulisic (liv) or Saka (avl)?

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Puli

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks!

      2. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Puli 100%

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks!

    • Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Greenwood to Wood?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        As long as it stays in the sawmill.

      2. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'm so tempted

      3. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I don’t really see the upside

      4. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        If needing a good old punt

    • Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      This is my theory on the Silva/KDB plays scenario:

      Given that DSilva started most if not all the FA cup games, you would have expected KDB to start in GW36. But instead DSilva started against BOU as Pep wanted to use his first choice starter KDB for both the FA semi and the final, to ensure they win that cup.

      So the quid-pro-quo that I bet Pep has agreed with DSilva is that he would start 36, 37 & 38. Watch it unfold....

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Think most here expected Dilva to start and KDB not to play.

        1. Fit_to_drop
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah, but most wouldnt have expected Silva to play 37 AND 38, along with 36 and thats what I am saying will happen...

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        interesting theory. The bizarre timing of the deadline/FA Cup matches means that we really don't know who to get from City. I quite like your theory, especially as Dilva has just netted me 13 points on a FH, so I am tempted to get him.

      3. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Your first mistake was trying to second guess Pep!

      4. redsallstars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        yep pep will be putting out his strongest team fa cup. can see familiar lineup next gameweek as one v bou

      5. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        The theory is how many holding mids does Pep want to play.

        His holding mids are Rodri, Gundogan, Fernandinho
        His attacking mids are KDB, Silva, Bernardo

        In easy games (i.e. home games and away vs bottom half teams) he usually plays one holding mid (usually Rodri).
        In hard games (including SFs and Fs) he usually plays two holding mids (usually Rodri and Gundogan).

        The SF is likely to be a hard game as it is against a top 10 side, on a neutral ground and it is winner takes all.

        So I expect Pep to line up with Rodri, KDB, Gundogan.

    • FPL Mentor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Who should i go with for a -4?

      A. Azpi & Deeney > Pieters & Jiménez (Palace in poor form and have injuries, double BUR defence)

      B. Azpi & Deeney > Tarkowski & Wood (Triple Burnley vs a dreadful Norwich)

      Current team is:

      Pope
      Azpi AWB Doherty
      KDB Sterling Bruno Martial
      Vardy Ings Deeney

      Fodder bench

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      What is the best city triple for 37 abd 38?

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Dilva Sterling Jesus

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Dilva KDB Sterling

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Not this, it takes three slots in mid and there are more options, with Jesus it is one in attack and two in mid. Also if you need differentials Dilva and Raz are the way to go.

      2. redsallstars
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        dilva sterling jesus/mahrez

    • BrutalLogiC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'm sure many will have similar decision this week

      Bench 1:
      Jim, GW, D.Silva, Martial, Puli, Salah, Bruno

      1. BrutalLogiC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        currently torn between D.Silva and Puli.
        D.Silva as assume he won't play 3 in a row and will play last. Puli because it's Liverpool... but maybe that's a good thing.

      2. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        GW

      3. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Who is your 8th forward?

    • olidooley
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Best defender at 4.4M or under for next Gameweek only?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Pieters

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Best 4.3 defender? Pieters?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yes

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah any 4.3 Burnley defender

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Is there any others that Pieters that start?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Than*

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            What about our super new 4.0 defender spoken about in article? Although he won't keep a clean sheet.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Seems a bit pointless then haha

    • Bucket Man
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pulisic to Martial with 1FT. Only got Pulisic for a hit last GW. Or save and have 2FT.

      Pope
      TAA, Stevens, Boly
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Bruno
      Vardy, Ings, Greenwood
      Foden, Aurier, Lascelles

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martial

        1. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks. He looks very good I might captain him. Despite my struggles with him in the past.

      2. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Martial. He’s got the captain armband at present so watch him crash and burn.

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Best defender upto 4.8?
      Egan or one of the Burnley ones?
      Pope is keeper

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Burnley

    • Kurupt FC
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Pulisic > Martial
        Rashford > Wood
        -4
        Worth it or not?
        Basically which combo scores more gw37+... Puli + Rash or Tony + Wood??

        1. BrutalLogiC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          don't like it for -4, is there some doubt about Rashford/Puli minutes?

          1. Kurupt FC
              3 months, 14 days ago

              No... was just thinking which combination would get more points, especially with Tony at Old Trafford and his previous points haul and Wood against Norwich... but yeah -4 hit puts me off tbh.

        2. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          One week move:
          A) Martinez (avl) -> Pope (nor)
          B) Jesus (wat) -> Kane (LEI)

        3. Danny De Gea
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Who to bench?
          Dilva, KDB, Jesus (wat)
          Son (LEI)
          Pulisic (liv)
          Ings (bou)

          TIA

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Puli

          2. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Without knowing Man City team i suppose it Pulsilic

        4. Bartowski
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          If you were blocking would you prioritise
          A Fern to Martial
          B Mane to Salah
          Ta

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            B

          2. olidooley
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Depends who you are blocking surely

            1. Bartowski
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Huh, I have Fern and Mane, they have Martial and Salah

              1. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Or Mané -> Martial?

                1. Bartowski
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  No I already have three Man U

                  1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Could do both for -4 if lead is big enough and only ML matters.

                    1. Bartowski
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Yeah lead isn't big enough plus free hitting 38. Thanks.

        5. olidooley
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Holgate news? Can he play next Gameweek?

        6. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Would you change anything with the following team?

          Pope (Martin)
          Digne AWB Tarkowski (VvD Kiko)
          Sterling Bruno Martial(c) Pulisic Antonio
          Kane(vc) Wood (Connolly)

          GW38 plan will be to take one hit and bring in D.Silva and Jesus/Mahrez/KdB

        7. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          2FTs. 4.8 ITB. What would you recommend, good people of FFS? I have a tentative plan below.

          Martinez
          TAA Digne Doherty Saiss
          KDB Fernandes Mahrez Foden
          Rashford Greenwood

          McCarthy | Saiss Giroud Pulisic Aurier

          GW37: Giroud ➡ Nketiah/Wood/Ings
          GW38: Nketiah/Wood/Ings + Foden ➡ Laca + Dilva

          1. BrutalLogiC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            surely not ditching Ings in 38!

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Against SHU? Haul seems unlikely

          2. Deulofail
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Alternatively, I could get Auba in GW38 and downgrade KDB to Dilva

        8. Oakley
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Please help needed!!
          Leading my ML cash league by 5pts.
          Pope
          TAA Siass Basham
          Salah Pulisic Martial Bruno(C)
          Vardy Greenwood Jiminez
          Subs: Foden Lascelles Soy

          My rival has similar team but has KDB and Willian to my Pulisic and Foden. He has Jesus to my Vardy
          What to do? I will stick to my 3 defenders cos we have same.
          A) Salah to KDB this GW? Thinking KDB will out score and get DaSilva in GW 38 for Foden
          B) Pulisic to DaSilva this GW and stick?
          C) any ideas??
          I have TC left and he has FH. I want to use TC in GW 38 on DaSilva.
          Im leading by only 5 pts.

          1. DontPiqueTooSoon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 14 days ago

            That is very tough call. I am leaning slightly towards B but Pep Game time risk r.e. Dilva is very up in the air