Scout Notes

Wood’s aerial threat bodes well for Brighton match as Burnley get behind Pope

Norwich 0-2 Burnley

  • Goals: Chris Wood (£6.1m)
  • Own Goals: Ben Godfrey (£4.4m)
  • Assists: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m), Erik Pieters (£4.2m)
  • Red Cards: Emi Buendía (£6.0m), Josip Drmic (£5.3m)
  • Bonus Points: Pieters x3, Phil Bardsley x2 (£4.3m), Wood x1

Two red cards for Norwich were perhaps the key factors in Burnley’s attacking assets leaving a little to be desired by their respective Fantasy managers in Gameweek 37+.

The favourable meeting with the Canaries sparked interest players such as Chris Wood (£6.1m), Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) and Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) in the lead-up to Saturday’s match but the New Zealand international was the only one from that trio to come away with any attacking returns.

In bizarre circumstances, Norwich found themselves reduced to nine men before half-time, thanks to recklessness shown by Emi Buendía (£6.0m) and Josip Drmic (£5.3m).

Their sendings off made this the first Premier League game to see a side suffer two red cards in the first half since 2015, highlighting how much of an enigma the opening match of Gameweek 37+ proved to be.

As a result of the man disadvantage, Daniel Farke’s men lined themselves up in exceptionally compact formation for the second half, effectively lined-up in two banks of four with no striker, in a 4-4-0 formation. That left Tim Krul (£4.6m) to do what he does best, producing seven saves across the 90 minutes.

“You know it’s going to happen. They just went to two banks of four and defended their box very well.” – Chris Wood

That obviously made it harder for Burnley to capitalise on the red cards, much to the frustration of those who had backed the Clarets hoping for more explosive hauls.

There will be some that say the freak nature of the 90 minutes makes it hard to take too many FPL lessons from, but there were a few nuggets worth analysing.

Firstly, this game highlighted once again that Wood is the clear aerial threat for Burnley and the most likely to get on the end of crosses into the box.

We chose him for the Gameweek 37+ Scout Picks on the basis that Norwich had recently been susceptible to headed attempts on goal. He may not have chosen to attack Johann Berg Gudmundsson‘s (£5.9m) first-half cross with his head, but netting it with a bicycle still demonstrates what Wood is capable of in the air.

“There was a chance he would miss all the games, so he’s done ever so well to get back out there.” – Sean Dyche

That will be encouraging for those who brought the Burnley forward in for Gameweek 37+ as he may also be useful on the final day of the season.

The Clarets face Brighton next Sunday who, between Gameweeks 30+ and 36+ conceded 23 headed attempts, third only to Norwich and Newcastle.

Those who invested in Rodriguez can certainly consider themselves unlucky not to see him come away from Carrow Road with a decent haul as his blank was not for want of trying.

In the 20th minute, the former Southampton man cut through the middle, after good hold-up play from Wood, before slicing wide.

Rodriguez then fired a powerful shot at Krul in the 38th minute, only to see the goalkeeper meet it with another good save. Had it gone in, Wood would have been credited with the assist.

Just after the hour-mark, Rodriguez nipped in at the front post to get on the end of an Ashley Westwood (£5.5m) corner, Krul on hand to make another instinctive stop.

His final opportunity came in the 83rd minute when an intricate piece of passing play set Rodriguez up on the edge of the box. He curled a high effort towards goal that looked destined for the net, but the Krul stretched sufficiently to catch it.

McNeil also had opportunities to get involved in the goals and his owners will also be cursing Krul’s heroic efforts to keep the score respectable at Carrow Road.

The young winger had Burnley’s first real chance of the game as he dropped the shoulder to lose Buendía in the middle, drove forward but fired over the bar.

He went a lot closer in the 41st minute when won a free-kick on the edge of the box. Despite his tender age, McNeil assumed responsibility for it, his direct effort deflecting off the wall and forcing a palmed save from Krul, produced as he fell to the ground from the power.

However, this match highlighted perfectly how difficult it is to pinpoint the assisters for Burnley. Wood looks central to their cross-heavy tactic, while McNeil is one of three players who provide the service. Gudmundsson’s return to the team on the right flank was the reason Wood found the net, while Westwood’s set-piece duties also make him another source of crosses.

Nick Pope (£5.1m) owners could not be displeased with what they saw on Saturday evening, as Burnley helped him achieve a 15th clean sheet of the campaign.

They might have been a little miffed that the Clarets’ shot-stopper was just one save short of an additional point, but against a Norwich side that has not troubled anyone since the restart, nobody was really expecting more than the standard total of six.

His owners would have been likely to start Pope again in Gameweek 38+ anyway but there were some interesting post-match quotes from Wood, who acknowledged that the entire Burnley squad is aware of how close he is to getting a hand on the Premier League’s Golden Glove award.

With that in mind, he made a empassioned commitment to helping Pope get another clean sheet in Gameweek 38+ when Brighton come to Turf Moor. With little left riding on that game other than Pope’s chances of winning that award, could we potentially see an even more defensive-minded performance next Sunday?

“As a team, we’ll be fighting like hell for him. He’s an outstanding goalkeeper. Hopefully, we can get him one more so he can get his hands on the Golden Glove.” – Chris Wood

If that were to be the case, Erik Pieters (£4.2m) could be a budget differential to consider on the final day of the campaign.

He came away from the Norwich game with a double-figure score having kept a clean sheet, providing an assist for Ben Godfrey‘s (£4.4m) own goal and securing all three bonus points.

Despite Gudmundsson reclaiming his station on the right of midfield, Pieters was able to keep his place in the team following Charlie Taylor‘s (£4.4m) hamstring injury and is likely to be in consideration for the left-back berth once again in Gameweek 38+.

Recent outings in midfield had clearly inspired Pieters ahead of this Norwich game, as he ventured forward to provide width, especially in the second half, going close to scoring himself just after the interval.

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Klose (Zimmermann 46′), Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey (Vrančić 90+3′), McLean; O Hernández (Idah 86′), Buendía, Cantwell (Rupp 76′); Drmic.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, K Long, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson (Brady 59′); Wood (78′), Rodriguez.

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1,477 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hahaha... The people are really selling a Trentminator before another mega haul. Keep it going lads!

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I benched him for Pieters this week, so happy if he scores less than 12.

      He's back in next week though..

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Probably getting hum for the first time if budget allows

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He’s got vs Chelsea to show me some sugar, he’s been the only ever present in my team this season. That money is tempting me with such cheap options about and plough the cash into a beefy 7 upfront

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

        Yeah. I never sold Trent too. Hopefully he signs off in style at the geordies

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Trent & Robbo locked in since GW1!

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

            I am getting Robbo for the final gw alongside Trent. Hopefully they fetch us them goodies

    4. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Stupid question I guess, but is there a way to see what my team was in GW1? I'm not sure I screen captured it way back then..

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

        Click on Gameweek History. You’ll see the list of all gw’s there. Just click on gw1 🙂

        1. Powers106
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Okay, seems obvious enough! Thanks!

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

            My pleasure

  2. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    With no freehit and my bench all yellow or red flagged am I looking at a boring defender transfer here?
    1 ft and no fh
    Pat

    Doh Taa Tark

    Salah KDB Dilva Bruno

    Rash Vardy Greenwood

    Button Holgate Aurier Guendozi

    0,7 itb

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pep won't rotate again till the end of the season

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

      Why not? Still has Champions League after

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Can rest knackered players vs Watford but i also think he'll start strongest line up vs Norwich home

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

      For the Watford game he can and probably will.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Of course he will

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

    Play one:

    A) Pulisic (WOL)
    B) Jimenez (che)

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

      Jimmy for me

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Wow
      Jimenez for me too

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

      A if Wolves can't get to 5th otherwise B.

    4. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

    5. Brazilian Gooner
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Jiminezzz

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

    Best keeper for final 2 games Martinez?

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

      Deadline has passed... so it’s just final GW

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Him or Pope

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

      Ederson cleansheet against Norwich is certain

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Maybe not the best use of a city slot for a ceiling of 6

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

          😆
          Yeah although I am fine with only 2 attackers from City or even 1 along with Ederson

    4. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah I am on him

  6. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    ML rival rolling out his bench boost. Level on points....Now Its basically

    Him: Egan, Bedranek, Ryan, Willian, Welbeck(?!?)

    Me: Martinez, Dilva (DCL)

    How much damage am i looking at? Enough to possibly undo in the final GW?

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

      10 points maybe if Welbeck doesn't score another bicycle kick.

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Awful BB imo

      Silva unlikely to feature much

  7. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Pope
    Wan Bissaka Trent Doherty Egan Basham
    DeBruyne Pulisic Salah(C) Fernandes Armstrong
    Aubameyang Ings Greenwood

    1FT 0itb

    I’m tempted by
    DeBruyne/Fernandes —> D.Silva/Sterling Pulisic/Basham —> D.Silva/Pieters
    Fernandes—-> D.Silva

    Chasing roughly 20..
    Any thoughts??

  8. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Have Jesus and KDB.

    Do I need a 3rd City for Norwich? Could be a massacre. But the uncertainty on lineup makes it tough..

    Pope (Patricio)
    TAA - Pieters - Aurier (AWB, Saiss)
    Kdb - Martial - Fernandes - Salah (D. Luiz)
    Jesus - DCL - Jiminez

    1ft
    0.1 itb

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Liverpool vs Newcastle could also be 4/5, I think David Silva maybe for Fernandes

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Dilva in for a utd mid I was considering. But no guarantee he plays..

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No guarantee dilva won't play??

          Think your barking up the wrong tree

          1. Dacra
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Dilva is guaranteed to start?

    2. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I'm considering laporte in for Doherty

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Good point, Laporte is due a goal...

      2. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        think city attacking assets are.more essential than the defence

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Down grade DCL
      Upgrade D Luis to D Silva or Foden

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Don't hink worth a hit?

  9. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    On a FH, would you opt for

    1) TAA + Digne + Greenwood or
    2) Pieters + Bellerin + Bruno

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

      1

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2

  10. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Slowly beginning to think that instead of going with 3 cheap Burnley defenders on FH I'd rather go with explosive options instead.. since it's 1 week I'd rather increase my chances of a haul. May go with Pope, TAA, Robertson , VVD at the back.. with 3 city attack.. antonio, auba, ings and son.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not VVD but I see the logic in the others

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Peiters can be explosive he has shown us.
      Away game for Pool so I'm not sure about that tactic

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yup. Just tried a draft with Vvd to Pieters and upgraded son to Salah. Doesn't seem half bad 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Awesome

      2. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Btw not considering home and away since no crowd support.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Pitch conditions matter also though right ?
          Pool might love fast ball playing ground for example

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Digne, Doherty + TAA or Robinson would be a better choice

  11. Kushal
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bruno/Martial & Vardy > Salah King (-4)
    How does this sound ?

    Last gameweek double up mane salah

    1. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Surely there’s a better option than King

  12. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    EJ may have left us. Remembering the same with Absinthe when he left us 5 years ago. These folks are quality posters.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/04/12/the-treatment-table-gameweek-32-2/?hc_page=3&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_10084525

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

      Sad. It is something we all will meet eventually and I believe there is another home. A better home

  13. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    A or B

    A. Pope, Sterling, Kane, Rashford, guendouzi (sub)

    B. Martinez, Son, Jesus, Salah, Greenwood (sub)

    ———,
    Bardsley, Pieters, VVD
    KDB, ———, Silva, Bruno,
    ———, Auba, ———
    Subs: button, Lamptey, Williams, ———

    1. Brazilian Gooner
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sweet question. Probably B.

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Rashford Kane Auba would be a great attack

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure about triple Burnley in A

  14. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    How does this first FH draft look? Getting Ederson who is probably the only few safe from Pep roulette..

    Ederson
    TAA // Egan // Bardsley
    KDB // Dilva // Antonio // Salah // Bruno
    Kane // Ings

    Button // Diop // Tanganga // Connolly
    0.3 ITB

    1. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Go Pope instead of Ederson

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I have Burnley coverage in Bardsley, and feel that City should get a CS against Norwich.

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Like it. I’m undecided on salah

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Same here, might change Salah to Sterling!

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

      Very good.

      No Sterling or Auba.

      But I appreciate you cannot have them all and decisions have to be made.
      I’m struggling with these decisions

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks! Yes, that's my dilemma too. But I settled for Salah + Kane over Sterling + Auba.

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

    Final GW forward:

    A) Auba (WAT)
    B) Kane (cpa)
    C) Jesus (NOR)
    D) Vardy (MAN)

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

      A and B

    2. Bring back Rafa
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C) is best option if you only have 2 city.
      Otherwise A) & then B)
      Don't really fancy (D)

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Morning all, who’d be the best city option to bring in for the final gw?

    I already own kdb and silva

    Front 3 are jimi/wood/greenwood so maybe Jesus for one of those ? Money no object

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Has to be sterling

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Like Jesus.
      Norwich let go opposition strikers a lot of chances

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

    Kane (C) today!

    1. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Good luck

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

        Cheers

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You got him back ?
      😀

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

        Yes I just had to, missed him x

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Could be a smart move

    4. Al Moon Yeah
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Livin up to your name

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

      Nice. Need him to assist the assister for all the goals from Sonny today

  18. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Whos best option GW38??
    Auba or Sterling??

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Auba

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        seen alot of love for auba....are watford really that bad?

        Last game of thr season and surely after a beating from City they will be up for the last game

    2. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A looming FA Cup final and the fact that Watford will probably be playing for their survival takes a little bit of shine off Auba's appeal for me.

    3. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Great points guys
      If only we knew if Sterling would start lol
      Would be easier decision lol

  19. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    morning,

    For all those on a fh or wc in 38, who are your 5 essentials you must have?

    For me currently
    Dilva
    Sterling
    Jesus
    Salah
    Martial

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure yet, will see how remaining games play out.

      As of now, Aubameyang/Bardsley/Pieters/Martinez are probably sure to get in my team.

      Salah/Mane will be tough decision due to poor away performance from Salah.

      Sterling/Jesus depending on their gametime in Watford game.

      Will probably go for Bruno from Man Utd(if any)

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        thanks, interesting insite. Probably right on bruno as he has been better away. As for city I agree, see how the Watford game goes

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sterling
      Kdb
      Bruno
      Auba
      Kane or Son
      Maybe salah

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not sure on your list
      Jesús is hit & more miss
      Martial - wait for games to see who needs a win the most
      Sterling - risk to pep’s routlette
      Salah is nailed & possibly a good differential if you are chasing
      I’d say ..
      KDB
      D Silva
      Burnley defence
      Ings - chasing golden boot
      Kane - nailed - loves a final day goal or two

  20. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Many comments about Burnley not thumping Norwich, but re-watching the match highlights this morning, and Krul actually made a number of tough saves. Could easily have been 5 or 6 goals on another day,in truth.

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Sorry but did you re watch the highlights or the match?

      Bottom line is burnely play awful football, at times norwich 9 men kept the ball better than Burnley.

      I think the fact pieters and bardley getting the bonus points shows that the defence had the ball most and the attackers hardly did anything.

      I mean pope nearly got a share of thr bonus points!

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

        Not commenting on how Burnley play - just saying that Krul pulled off a number of fingertip saves which could have gone in on another day. Krul has 7 saves yesterday, and at least 3 were very good.

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I actually think for a keeper of kruls quality they as saves he should be making.

          No worldies

      2. The King Wilson return
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Burnley did not look like they knew how to attack a defensive team. It was quite amusing that despite the two man advantage, they scored from an own goal

        1. The King Wilson return
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Having said that, it could still have been 5, 6 nil had krul not made the saves.

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

            That was all I was saying. 🙂

    2. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      It was tough for Burnley as Norwich played 4-4-0
      I was actually quite impressed with Norwich after the break - Aarons Lewis & Zimmermann played well
      Krul made some decent saves
      Let’s not forget Pope’s wonderful save the end as well

  21. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Chances of Sterling starting Tues?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Doesn’t really matter now

    2. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      At least if he doesn't start...then keep as he's a shoe in for last game at home to Norwich.

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      It’s impossible to get inside Pep’s thinking
      Man C have nothing to play for only practise for Champion’s League
      No disrespect to Watford & Norwich, but they are hardly Real Madrid
      Keep players fit, playing, different formations, give everyone a game
      I’d like to think he’ll play the big boys - Sterling, Mahrez, KDB in all
      D Silva & Ederson are about the only nailed ones for final game
      Foden could play as he seems to play better when D Silva’ son the pitch
      Who knows- it’s a lottery, you buy the ticket & hope to win

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    1FT. 0ITB

    What is the best move? Cathcart/C.Taylor -> Burnley defender?

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss
    Salah KDB Bruno D.Silva
    Auba Greenwood Jimi

    Martinez Saka Cathcart C.Taylor*

    1. Charan77
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Taylor is currently injured

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes, Burnley defender other than...

        1. Charan77
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Pieters or bardsley

          I got Pieters

    2. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Defo double Burnley defence
      They want that golden glove
      Pieters or Bardsley

  23. Charan77
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Good morning all

    Current gw37 team

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Pieters
    Salah, KDB (v), Bruno, Saka
    Ings, Greenwood, Aubameyang (c)

    Martin, Dendoncker, AWB, Jack Robinson

    Still have my FH & TC to play as I forgot to do one of them yesterday 🙁

    Any suggestions what to do FH or TC?

    Was thinking Aubameyang as TC but not sure now as Arsenal are in fa cup final.

    Thanks

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      fh.....tc on pieters would have bern some differential

      1. Charan77
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks

        Any suggestions for FH?

        1. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Like me I am waiting to see who and how city olay same with pool

  24. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone else not got a player this weekend? Sucks knowing I'll be stuck on 0 points until tomorrow..

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      My strikers would be done after tonight.

      Wood started off well. Now it's Party time 🙂

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Mine will be done tonight too. Vardy and Ings.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Nice

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

      Only Long as first sub. Six points ready for any rotation surprises.

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

        that is always nice, then a no show is easier to take

    3. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      At least you're gaining on the hitters

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

    This on FT which Citeh assets you going for, surely triple up?

    KDB Mahrez Jesus probably for me

    1. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Surely Silva instead of Mahrez given his form and circumstances?

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      KDB Silva Laporte..

  26. fakelund
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Here's how my team is looking heading into the final GW... I'm thinking a boring free transfer to get a) Pope or b) Martinez in for the last game?

    Henderson*
    TAA, Tarkowski, Doherty
    Sterling, Dilva (c), Foden, Fernandes
    Ings, Rashford, Jimenez

    (Fodder*, AWB, Norwood, Lascelles) 1.8ITB

  27. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Looking to fit Mane and Salah both in the FH team. Might have to go without Sterling. Something like this...

    Martinez
    Bradsley Pieters Long
    Salah Mane KdB Dilva
    Auba Jesus Ings

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Salah Mane away vs Raz home to Norwich
      No comparison IMHO.
      Raz wins it all day !
      Bdw thanks for Ings call. I like my team more with Ings now instead of Sonny boy

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Raz or no Raz, is going to be a big call. Not feeling Salah at the moment. Let's see.

        Don't blame me if Ings blanks and Son scores a hattiy;)

        1. Goodbye Horses
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          We're a bit of a shambles at the back right now at Newcastle, so I'd definitely try and fit Salah in.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Noted. Thanks!

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No way bro 🙂

    2. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Worried about no United/Spurs?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        United yes, Spurs not really.

        1. Klopp For The Kopps 😆
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          How about Sterling and Rash instead of Mane and Jesus. Frees up some funds to probably upgrade defence but if you are convinced about triple Burnley atb, stick with it.

          1. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            I do fancy Rash to get a haul. City points will be spread out. KdB on setpieces and penalty is nicking at the moment. Really like Mane for the final game. Triple Burnley isn't a high risk imo because most will have at least two.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You positive Dilva will play?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        His final premier league game. I would be shocked if he is benched.

    4. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Can u get Digne in for one of the Burnley defenders?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No way. Spent my last of the pennies fitting 5 big hitters.

        1. sandman58
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          If Burnly concede then thats a kick in the u know wat mate
          Digne can score points at both ends

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

            no, he can´t Everton are allergic to goals and he is yellow card magnet playing for a team that plays for nothing vs Bou who will most likely play for their lives.

  28. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Spent all week mulling over Pieters or Long as a replacement for Cahill first sub and chose the wrong one! Standard!

    1. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If burnley concede...thats a big kick in the u know what mate
      Digne will score big i reckon

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Sorry...wrong feed

    2. dontyouknowimloko
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I was in the same boat as not enough money for Tarkowski.

      Long probably better from set pieces but went for Pieters due to a more consistent attacking threat and he could have been out after that second red card...

      Then gets a lucky one with the OG and ends up top scorer. So lucky it’s ridiculous but that’s fantasy.

  29. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Those with TC left, who are you triple captaining on GW38?

    1. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      If Sterling doesn't start midweek....then it has to be Raheem v the worst team in the league

  30. JY84
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Just to clarify..... Y r so many ppl including DSilva for Week 38+? Is it bcoz he is guaranteed to start since it is his final home league game for City?? Ie the chances of him starting is much higher compared to the likes of eg Mahrez Sterling n etc??

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

      Pretty much, can't see him not starting

    2. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Never let ur heart rule ur head in FPL people

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

      Final league game, they will want to hammer Norwich to build confidence for CL game against Real and he will likely play against RM (probably off the bench). I am likely going to TC him for a final hurrah.