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

    Wood cap a bit of a fail then but a week ago we were all fuming with our 12 point giroud and puli scores and look how that turned out

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

      Count yourself lucky Norwich went down to nine. Least he scored, could be ok

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

      7 points is never a fail at his price, people are setting their expectations of non-premium strikers too high IMO.

      1. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Spot the causal Wood owner.

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

          Spot the guy on course for back-to-back top 1k finishes who only got a tiny red arrow, despite not owning Pope, thanks to Wood who's his cheapest playing attacker. If I'm a casual, maybe it shouldn't be such a pejorative 🙂

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

            No casual could ever use the word pejorative too much else to do

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

          I aspire to take the game as seriously as you

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

    Tinkering with combos:

    A) Son, Martial (Only 2 MCI)
    B) Mahrez, Bruno (no Son vs CRY)

    I’ll have Sterling and Dilva regardless

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

      A

  3. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Any obvious changes to this FH team?

    Pope
    Cresswell, Egan, Bednarek
    Sterling, Martial, Bruno, Salah, Antonio
    Auba, Jesus

    Reina, Pieters, Lamptey, Connolly

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

      Looks good. Nice balance.

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

      I'd get another City player over Martial; and if we end up with both teams only needing a draw, lose Bruno too.

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

        Agreed. Another City asset. It'll be a goal fest.

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

      Not sure about the defence.

      You reckon 0.0 Saints v Sheff Utd?

    4. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Thanks all

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

      I’d play Pieters over all of your defence there

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

    Chasing in my ML. Any way to improve on this?

    Martinez
    TAA Bardsley Pieters
    Salah Sterling KDB Son Dilva
    Auba Greenwood

    3.9 Nketiah Long 3.9

    0.7 ITB

    A) Son becomes Kane in a 3-4-3
    B) TAA + Greenwood --> Digne + Ings
    C) That'll do pig, that'll do.

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

      A. Prefer Son
      B. No
      C. Definitely

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

        Cheers.

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

    Think I like this front 6
    Kdb dilva Salah Bruno antonio
    Auba
    Who for the final spot?
    A) jesus
    B) ings
    C) vardy
    D) rash

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      D

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Then you can get abcity Defender

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

        Cheers

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

      B

      I’m thinking very similar but really torn between KDB & Sterling

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

        Me too. Kdb is a placeholder for now. If I do ings, would have money to do kdb to raz.
        I prefer kdb as a player but raz is in form

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

    On fh
    Antonio in 352 or wood 343

    Thanks

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

      A

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

      antonio

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

    Copy paste your Free Hit draft here pls:

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

      You first

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

        Pope
        AWB Tarkowski Pieters
        Mané Sterling Dilva Antonio
        Auba Jesus Ings

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      After you, Maclazy

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

        Pope
        AWB Tarkowski Pieters
        Mané Sterling Dilva Antonio
        Auba Jesus Ings

        1. fr3d
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Nice team, but avoid AWB imo. VVD if you can afford, or a punt on Tierney

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Pope
      Tierney Aurier Cresswell
      KDB Sterling Dilva Bruno Antonio
      Kane Auba

      Just a quick draft I done just now

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

    FH chip must haves please suggest:

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Emerson Boyce (c)

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

        Which team?

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

      Dilva, Pope, Son, Antonio, Kane/Auba

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

      DSilva
      Aubameyang
      Salah
      Fernandes
      Ings

      That will be the spine of mine with the other 2 attackers from
      Son, Antonio, Jesus, Sterling, KDB, Mahrez

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

        What if Kane gets another brace this GW

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

          You can say the exact same thing about 10+ players

          Can’t have them all

          Kane players too deep for my liking and spurs are terrible away from home

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

    FH Draft.

    Martinez . (Button)
    Robertson . Bardsley . Pieters . (Thomas . Tananga)
    Salah . Antonio . KDB . Dilva . (Guendouzi)
    Kane . Aubameyang . Jesus

    Have funds tied into KDB but could possibly do KDB & Jesus to Sterling and Ings/Wood. Prefer the current team at the momen though.

    Thoughts?

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No United is probably the only worry - given their form and they’ll likely need a draw at least to get Top 4.

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

      Sterling is the obvious one for upside potential.

      He'll be heavily owned.

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

      That’s a rare beauty right there

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

    Fixtures aren't brilliant for free hitting in gw38.

    Bournemouth and Watford could still be fighting, Arsenal may be rotating ahead of the final.

    Man City offers 3 players.

    Leicester and Man Utd attackers.

    Chelsea v Wolves could be tough.

    Perhaps Newcastle v Liverpool offers goals. Or Palace v Spurs?

    I suspect Villa may be down so West Ham may be worth a shout.

    Many teams are quite evenly matched up.

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

      Mancity, Newcastle, spurs, burnley, West ham.. loading up on those teams offers more than enough

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

        Who for Newcastle?

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

          I'd go

          Burnley defence.
          Man City midfield.
          Man Utd midfield / attack.

          Picks like Antonio if you can fit him in.

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

        You mean Pool not Newcastle. Right?

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

      And Arsenal's game is a week later.. can't see any rest there. Overall it looks like the best possible week so far that I've seen for a free hit

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

        I think last week was because of the obvious rotation from Pep.

        Man City could be a trap on Tuesday again but people got out of it with some scores from the subs last time.

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

        I smell the goals already

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

      “Many teams are quite evenly matched up.“

      Ah yes Norwich did win in the reverse fixture 🙂

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

        I'd already picked that as the exceptional game.

    4. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Arsenal shouldnt rotate ahead of the final.
      Its a week and not 3days like now between the Games

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

        Yeah, 6 days but it could be a factor.

        1. Dr. Agabuse
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          The obly problem is that the opposition is so different.
          You camt prepare for defending with AMN 1:1 in a game vs Watford.
          Well actually you can. Let Sarr have the ball

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

      Most fixtures being awkward makes it good for a free hit, if you're comfortable with a lot of double ups and triple ups. Those not playing FH will be carrying their Wolves/Chelsea/United assets into those fixtures without much of a choice, and FHers can avoid that.

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

        There will be goals and CS in other games not only in the ones you pick your players in FH, last week I outscored my friend's FH team by almost 30pts carrying these unwanted assets while he was packed with FH hype players like Puli, Giroud etc.

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

          I agree that it can backfire, but that's true of any week in addition to GW 38 specifically. It became a relatively weak chip when the big DGWs and BGWs were scrapped this season.

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

        I think United and Vardy are still good picks.

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

    FH 38.....look good?

    Martinez
    TAA Pieters Bardsley
    Salah KDB D Silva Mahrez Martial
    Aubameyang Rashford

    Button Connolly Williams Tanganga

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Mahrez to literally anyone and it looks good

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

        Why no love for Mahrez?

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

      Isn't Sterling a stronger pick than KdB?

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

      I like the Maher’s pick always comes good

  12. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Puli to Antonio worth a -4 for the final week?

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

    Rob Holding.. ya I went there

  14. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    If Aurier is out, any chance of Tanganga getting a game?!

    If so I could have the cheapest defence in FH history

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

      Watch this space but i think Aurier will be back

  15. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    KDB Jesu or Dilva the best option for TC chip?

    Dont have Sterling.
    Would have to ditch Salah to get Ster.

  16. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    So no chance Dilva plays v Watford now? Really glad I brought him in!

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

      Seems unlikely he will start. Might get minutes

      But only Pep knows and nothing you can do now anyway so don’t stress

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

      I'm in the same boat with Foden on the bench. Expecting a Dilva 5 minuter to block his points. But there's always a chance with Pep.

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Could be a Cheeky 5mins

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        0wner

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

      Unlikely but with pep nothing is impossible

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

      Pretty unlikely.

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

        So does that apply to Sterling, KdB, Mahrez etc?

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

          Maybe.

          We'll see who plays on 37.

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

    Money left over in the bank on a FH, nowhere else to upgrade:

    A) Upgrade Pieters or Bardsley to Tarkowski (leaves me with just Nketiah on the bench).
    B) Invest lavishly on a full playing bench including sub keeper for the chance of cackling manically when there's unexpected massive rotation on the final day.

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A but different player (Bellerin if rested)

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

        Thanks, got Martinez in nets so would prefer the Burnley double-up.

  18. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    1-2
    Norwich
    Otamendi the only goal

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

      😆

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

      Nah, same scoreline but it's gotta be a Dilva own goal followed by a straight red after Pukki makes a passing remark about his hair implants.

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

    Pope.
    AWB Tarkowski Pieters
    Mané Sterling Dilva Antonio
    Auba Jesus Ings

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

      Thoughts on my FH draft?

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Nice but change ings amd awb imho

    2. JJO
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Burnley almost conceded twice vs Norwich,i think double defence is more than enough

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

      Only AWB from United?

      Think that is the wrong pick.

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

    How to fund David Silva in for Foden... I'm 0.5m short.

    A) Aurier > Bardsley
    B) Vardy > Ings
    C) TAA > VvD

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

      A or B

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

        Let's see on Vardy. I gave him another chance this week against Spurs. If he delivers then I'll likely keep and do A.

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

          Vardy vs Man U could be a shoot out or a shut out. Not easy to predict

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

          That game is tough to predict until we know which teams need what to get for Top 4. If Leicester can draw against United & get Top 4 then I would probably sell him as it could be a tight game.

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

      A or B are both upgrades for GW38

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

        Dunno about that actually.

        Spurs vs cpl is a nice fixture. Vardy also, if it is as I suspect, and he's hitting his early season form again, it could be a huge shootout at United.

        Ings vs SHU isn't a great fixture based on season's form.

        C is definitely sideways or worse but I get to keep Vardy + Aurier.

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

          Sounds like you really want to do C

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

            Not really. I just need convincing on if A or B are upgrades. They could be.

            If Aurier is out then A is a no-brainer. If Vardy looks poor and Ings scores, B suddenly looks good.

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

      C

  21. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Firmino's blank run is outstanding for a premium asset

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

      Elite level consistency

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

      Ye he should be priced much lower next year.

      His price is based on the fact he is ‘up front’ for Liverpool

    3. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Firmino has posters of Ings in his bedroom

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

      How is he so poor as a fantasy option? It's really quite amazing.

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

      Perfect for FPL, could you imagine ignoring the main 'centre forward' for a title winning side?

  22. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    With Dilva looking unlikely to start against Watford, can we pretty safely say that KDB starts that one ?

    Also, what do we think the percentage chances of these guys starting?

    a) Sterling
    b) Jesus

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

      Why is KdB more likely than Silva?

      He's got 2 more league opportunities and what ever happens in the Champions League 12 days after the league finishes.

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

      Sterling 70 : 30 Jesus

      Foden starts on one wing, Mahrez the other. Bilva starts as a CM beside KDB, with Dilva rested. Sterling false 9 very likely with Jesus benched. Gundo drops for Rodri/Dinho, Rodri more likely

  23. J to the T
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    How does this FH draft look for GW38?

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA Tierney Pieters (Neico Williams, Thomas)
    Salah Sterling Martial Bruno Antonio
    Jesus Auba (Greenwood)

    Hopefully if Trent doesn’t start Williams would. Greenwood first sub in case any of the front 5 benched

    Is doubling up on Burnley defence a bad idea?

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Only two City players?

        1. J to the T
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Oops. My mistake. Salah is Silva.

    2. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      any thoughts on this fh38? ( too much manu)?

      martinez
      pieters bardsley taa
      kdb sterling salah bruno tony
      greeney jesus

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

        Yeah, I think so.

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

      Antonio or Richarlison on a FH?

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

        Antonio

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I am expecting Hammers have nothing to fight for. They are not exactly fighters anyway

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

      When is Jimmy's baby due?

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

        7-10 days

      2. fr3d
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        8:15 pm Monday

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

        It's amazing how (relatively) rarely I check comments these days, but still manage to see this question every time I do

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Rated 87% Template.
      Who would you change knowing I am not interested in Martial away fixture next week.

      Pope (Button)
      Doherty TAA Laporte (Sais Lund)
      Son Bruno Pulisic KDB Sterling
      Ings Wood (Greenwood)

      If you had a free hit, how much can you beat me by?

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

        Pulisic > Antonio maybe.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Sounds good. I feel I just missed the boat with Antonio.
          I must not leak 22 points vs my rival who will be using a free hit

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

            I don't think you've missed the boat on Antonio. His xGI is the highest in the game since restart. And he's at home against what will likely be an already relegated Villa team.

            1. FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Your comment definitely has merit but a wait and see for GW37 results. It is one of those. Pulisic will prosper against side who press high. Antonio is a favorite of mine and he would never stop trying. Hammers do have some lazy SOB's in their squad though.

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      How funny would it be if NOR vs City ends 0-0 or even a sneaky 1-0 from Norwich lol.

      City have been toothless in their last two matches. Obviously a NOR spanking is what everyone expects but with the City players looking like they are having their favourite cocktail on the pitch, nothing is impossible. KDB literally looking like he is about to retire and Jesus is just pants to say the least.

      Norwich win earlier in the season could repeat itself *evil laugh*

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

        As per the trend after every loss they get a couple of big wins.

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

          Guess we will see how they get on vs Watford. Preparing for Pep to shaft me with him leaving one or two on the bench from Sterling Dilva and Jesus.

    7. rdamjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Anybody considering both TAA and Robo for FH38? Robo looks really good last games...

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

        Difficult to choose between Mane and Robbo...

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

          I`m considering Salah + TAA + Robo.

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

            I am considering Sterling to Mane to have TAA Salah Mane.

            Pending Watford result of course.

            Then I can also do Jesus to Auba and have Dilva only for 38.

      2. Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Can see Newcastle scoring one in that game.

        1. Better luck next year
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Would pick either TAA or Robbo as differential and spend money on the big guns up front, goalfest incoming.

    8. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Guys.

      Considering that neither Chelsea nor ManUtd will fall below 6th place, does it mean that 7th place gives Arsenal UEL spot regardless of FA Cup Final result?

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

        Yes.

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Arsenal are in Europe regardless. Expect resting final GW in prep for final

        1. SackWenger
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Cup runners-up don't get a Europa league spot, so work still to be done.

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Please enlighten me. If the cup winner is already playing CL, then the runner up does not take their place? If so then, won't the Europa league go down to 7th/8th spot?

            1. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Go down to 7th place