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. Lucy2019
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What is this nauseating drive to push casuals towards Wood about? He is a terrible pick.

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      2 goals in his last 2. 13 goals for the season. Say what you want, but for 6.0, he’s been good value over the course of the season when he’s played. Exact same returns as DCL and before his slump in form was a great asset.

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

      Let the. Casuals have him then, I’d rather have any of auba,Ings,Jesus ,Vardy or rashford

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Well tbh I'm chasing so I sold Jimi for him, it was a one wk punt to gain some ground before I FH 38.
      Was expecting 2 goals and 3 bonus honestly against Norwich so 7pts no good to me but worth a shot at this stage.

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

      Troll or not, your bitterness is nauseating.

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

    Would it be cautious to get a second playing gk in case first one is benched ?

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pope will never be benched

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

        Cheers

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

      Martinez is cheap so no sleepless night should the worse happen to Pope & Arsenal have a good fixture

  3. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on this for 38

    Foden and Vardy to Dilva and Auba. Will probably captain Dilva!

    Pope
    TAA Aurier Doherty
    Sterling Martial Bruno Pullisic Foden
    Vardy Jesus
    Martinez Greenwood Diop Fernandez

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

      Looks good

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

      Keeping an eye on Vardy today as United are not solid at the back.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        will do. cheers

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Almost perfect.

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

      You kept Vardy 😀

      I'm in the same spot as you. But not as much money. I really want Jesus for the last game.

    5. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think i would try and upgrade Vardy to auba maybe through downgrading defence

  4. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone else going for triple city attack on FH and still without KDB? My reasons for the same -

    1 I am chasing in my ML and need differentials; needless to say kdb isn't one
    2 David Silva - When they both start KDB plays slightly deeper and affects his fpl outplut
    3 Penalties - With this being Dilva's last epl game he might hand one over to Dilva?? (Wishful thinking maybe but not impossible)

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      3:
      Theyll satisfy both needs if KDB passes to Dilva from the spot to score.
      Then KDB can make his assist record amd take it away from Henry who failed with Pires in that attempt.

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep. Similar thinking. Worth it.

  5. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Nyland and Lascelles worth -8 hit to get out for Last GW? Will use BB chip as well

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Probably not both, maybe just Lascelles for someone like Pieters?

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Already have Pieters

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

      Nyland to Martinez or McCarthy
      -4 for a return of 2 or 6?
      so you'll gain +2 at the most
      a hit else where if you make one might be more profitable
      you're decision

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which team for GW38

    A
    Patricio
    TAA Robertson Dunk
    Salah Sterling Dilva Martial Fernandes
    Jesus Greenwood

    B
    Patricio
    TAA Dunk Doherty Aurier
    Salah Sterling Dilva Martial Fernandes
    Auba

    1. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B. Coz of Auba

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

      Wouldn't play 4 at the back in view of all the attacking options available

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

      If this is a H team, why double Wolves?
      Surely Burnley are a better pick
      Agree 4 at the back on final day when normally there are more goals scored than any other game week

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    WC (FH) 38+ draft:

    Martinez
    Robertson Pieters Bardsley
    Salah Son KDB Sterling Silva
    Aubameyang Greenwood

    Martin Thomas Tanganga Connolly

    0.1itb

    Thoughts please??

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

      Son to Antonio and upgrade greenwood ?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Still would give me much extra... maybe enough to get to Wood but I’d like at least one MU player in there

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Really solid, I'd prefer to upgrade Greenwood to say Ings but not sure where to downgrade.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I’d like to upgrade greenwood but not sure where to get enough funds to upgrade to someone worth it, like Ings say

    3. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      This is one of the best I’ve seen

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks, I’m sure it will change though, lots of unknowns

    4. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Son to Bruno maybe?
      Are you afraid Auba will be benched / rested for the FA final?

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Possibly, I guess we’ll know more as the week pans out

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

      Good team
      Hoe about Kane/Fernandes instead of Son/Auba?
      Upgrade Greenwood to Ings, downgrade Robertson if necessary

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Definitely considering Kane over Auba too... I’d need to downgrade Robertson a fair bit to get enough to upgrade Greenwood though

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kdb or sterling on fh ? Thanks

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Raz

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

        Why did you don't mind me asking ?

        1. QuintonFortune25
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          More explosive, greater goal threat, in good form and he's slightly less owned. Nonetheless KDB is a fantastic pick, ideally get both!

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

            Thank you so much for reply

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

      Sterling

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

      Raz is a centre forward, so doesn't really help with your question
      Tough decision between KDB & Sterling
      Look to see what the team is against Watford
      KDB seems to be playing a little deeper, less influential when D Silva is in the team & D Silva is given a freer reign to get forward.
      As D Silva is likely to be nailed, I'm tempted to drop KDB
      Who would you have in you midfield?

  9. QuintonFortune25
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I like how Son and Rashford are not massively owned, do you prefer on a FH:

    A) Son & Rashford
    B) Martial & Auba/Kane

    I wouldn't be captaining any of these, will likely be Sterling or Salah

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    3. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A for your point

  10. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Triple BUR defense viable on FH38?

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

      Maybe just 2

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Well 1 is probably 'essential', 2 is going to be very popular, 3 turns it from a shield to a sword - so maybe depends on your rank but I like it

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        One goal and it will be a sad last day.

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          I just cant see too many defenders I want so I might as well find value in the one defense that's strongly committed to that Golden glove. Pope TAA Pieters Bardsley

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

            What about digne ?

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

        Im tempted. Cut price also allows the rest of my team to look better

  11. That Posh Bloke
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sorry bottomed:

    To get D. Silva in and Captain:

    A) For Mahrez
    B) For KdB
    C) For Ederson & Pulisic and -4

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      C) Is also Pope

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

      A

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

    Are we actually getting team news leaks pre-38 deadline? Huge if true

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

      Think we'll defo get City.

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

      Not from Rockstar.

      There may be other sources but you won't know if they are reliable and there will only be time for a few.

      1. BIELSA
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I dont understand why he'd do early team news all season but not gw38

        1. InvertedWinger
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Stakes are too high. When you might get some team news but uncertain and maybe not all teams then its too much pressure to have 1000s of FHers awaiting and relying on him. I think he'll share news if he gets it.

          1. BIELSA
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            We will see, hope so

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

        He might. He could just be playing coy because everyone has been harassing him to ask if he'll do it.

  13. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Do we think KDB loses pens to Dilva for the 38+?

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A very good chance of it happening. Makes me want Dilva even more now

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

        Makes me fancy Sterling over KDB also it has to be said.

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

      Possibly

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

      How do u know City will get a penalty??
      Sterling can catch Vardy if he scores wellduring the week

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not 100% sure that's what I said. If City get a pen, do we think Dilva will take it over KDB?

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

    Looking at here it seems pretty template already but promise I didn't look guv

    On this atm for FH:

    Martinez
    Trent Bardsley Pieters
    Salah (c) Sterling KdB Silva Martial
    Wood Auba

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not sold on Wood for the GW38 but the rest looks great.

  15. tempest
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    This look OK?

    KDB + Jimmy -> Dilva + Auba

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah. Hits?

  16. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Current FH draft, help me full the 5m slot pls:

    Pope
    Tarkowski, Peiters, 5m
    Sterling, Dilva, Martial, Fernandes
    Vardy, Jesus, Auba

    Subs: Button, Antonio, Ogbonna, Rico

    Could downgrade Antonio and upgrade 5m to TAA?

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Why spend 7m on a benched option. Get Robbo/TAA and fill that spot with Soucek/Stanislas etc

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

        I guess in case if shock benching, but yes focus f should be on the starting XI

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

      too much leic and manu in a game that is likely to be cagey?

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

        You know I'm banking on that to be the last day game with the goals, say 3-3 or something equally silly.

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

          I think this is right.

    3. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Baldock or other Sheffield United or maybe Garcia or otamendi ?

    4. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Dowgrad Ogbonna and get Aurier vs CPL

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Palace only one cleansheet since the restart and 15 goals conceded. Surely Son GW38 is a top option?

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

      Spurs always ready to let you down.

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

      Defo an option but midfield is full of them already

    3. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Great option for sure. Cant fit everyone in though

  18. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Best non burnley 4.6 def for 38?

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

      I'd say a West Ham one

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If Mustafi is out, Holding maybe?

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Good Shout!

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

        Ah good call, cheers bro

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bournemouth and Villa will be fighting for their lives, I would consider Rico if chasing

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

      The young fella at 4.0 for Everton

  19. That Posh Bloke
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    There are a few points between me and leaders of mini leagues, I’m talking 1 and I points. So is taking an -8 point hit to do:

    Ederson, KdB, Jota ——> Pope, D.Silva, Jesus worth the risk?

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I ant even fathom losing KDB for a -8 for a home game against Norwich. Absolute nonsense.

      1. That Posh Bloke
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks!

  20. balint84
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Fh at the final

    A) Jesus+Foden
    B) Rashford+Dilva

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

      Jesus + Dilva.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B out of the two.

      Gotta have Dilva for the last game!

      1. balint84
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Why him?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Norwich are horrendous, he's a quality player, in good form, and should be nailed to start his last league game for City, surely?

  21. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno and Martial are my favourite United attackers. They're always central and always attacking the box, their role doesn't change.

    Is it just me or does Rashford and Greenwood's role change from game to game? Sometimes they seem wider and deeper than usual...

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Check out Statman Dave on YouTube, he gives an excellent inside to Uniteds front 3 tactics and fluidity. He's also done one on Bruno and Pogba tactics worth watching.

      But yes I agree Rashford and Greenwood are more flexible depending on the opposition and what weakness/threat they bring. Against low blocks though Rashford becomes more of a creator and Greenwood an inside forward

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He says Rashford has a more creative role with Greenwood coming inside and AWB overlapping, but I've seen that reversed too.

        Wonder how Shaw's injury affects things though...

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not really, Rashford got a few offside goals and has missed some absolute sitters, so always involved.

      Maybe now that Shaw is out Rashford doesn't have to worry about the over lap and be even more direct.

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

      For sure.
      The tracking back required from wingers takes it's toll on energy & chances IMO.

      Rashford is hell of an asset in counter attacks so makes him better than Greenwood in that regards.

  22. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    So Auba scored 2 against City, watch him blank against Villa.
    Just sums up my season.

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

      You'll be lucky if he starts vs Villa tbh. Looked dead tired after gane yesterday

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Should be fine, he had his rest against Liverpool. Was a huge mental effort by the Arsenal team yesterday, they'll recover. Some players like Bruno have looked shattered for weeks and still plough on

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Bruno is special 😛

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      He's massively unreliable and always scores when you don't expect him to. I've got a personal rule of never captaining him, even if it was say Norwich at home. However, Arsenal have the feel good factor right now and he's going for the golden boot. I think he's worth a punt on a FH, trying to decide between him and Kane.

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

        I'm trying ( unsuccessfully) to fit both right mow

      2. tokara
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        How abt Laca

  23. Mr.K
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Can you see if other teams have unused chips?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Gw history

      1. Mr.K
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you!

  24. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Looking at the cup game yesterday. City seem to have lost rhythm.....surely play your strongest team ahead of CL......

    1. QuintonFortune25
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think they play their strongest XI in the final two games, which to me is probably the same team as yesterday.

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

      That's what I'm wondering.

      No FA Cup final does change the dynamics.

      Still think there will be rotation on Tuesday and full XI on Sunday.

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

        yea I think this, don't think dilva will start 37

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          TBF he's played 90 twice in a row, no chance of starting Watford. Would be lucky if he gets the full rest rather than 1pt

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

        This

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I posted this yesterday during the match as well, it's clear City need to rediscover some form ahead of RM so I wouldn't be surprised to see fringe players stay on the bench more, i.e. Bilva and Foden

  25. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Best non-Burnley defender up to £4.9 for GW38?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Sorry, looks like already asked above!

  26. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Martinez
    Bardsley pieters lamptey
    Dilva strrling salah antonio
    Kane auba jesus

    On FH any opionions ?

    1. ppv
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Good..A lot of heavy hitters. Who will you Capt?

  27. Coaly
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    For final GW:

    a) Cantwell to McNeil
    b) Cantwell to Antonio, Jimenez to Ings -4

  28. balint84
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Why Dilva is so popular in the final gw?

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

      last premier league game
      pretty much nailed
      on set pieces after scoring a FK last game week and possibly on pens as well, especially if already a goal up

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

      Last league game for city

    3. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It's his final final gw

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

      Last game for City at the Etihad and club captain. Nailed to start

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I am going for him because he has the form + fixture.

  29. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ings hat trick as captain. I dreamt it last night. C’mon Danny boy, don’t let me down! 🙂

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

    Is the theory that KDB has much less attacking role/ FPL out out when DSilva playa true?

    If so is it worth leaving out KDB from our FH teams?

    Money is tight with all the big hitters so being able to go Mahrez/ Jesus over KDB for 3rd city spot frees up some much needed funds

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I am leaving kdb out

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      KDB and Silva play very similar roles in the City team. KDB is the better player but in Silva's last game, if there's a choice of who gets to push forwards and dictate play, you can bet Silva will win that one. Likewise he'll be on direct FKs ahead of KDB and there's even talk of pens although that's just speculation. My view is that if possible you want the 3 City players with the highest ceiling for the last game which is why I've removed both KDB and Ederson in the past 2 GWs