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. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Trent is going to be a differential vs Newcastle at this rate. Love it.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Trent schment

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Trentminator

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Malcontrent

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      As much as a like Trent he’s only scored 9 points in 5 appearances.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        yeah, only 196 so far this season. clearly not the pedigree 😳

    3. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Not sure whether to keep, but it's also tempting to switch to Robertson to get 0.3

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Absolutely

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Trent = very high ceiling = could outscore triple Burnley defence.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        He could.. but I'd say in current form, probably not

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I wouldn't best against Trent 🙂

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            *bet*

            1. jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I'm a sore owner! Past few weeks have been grim.. ill probably still keep him, saying that, on the fh!

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Not in the top 1k we wont

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

      You don't want to be dumping Trent before Newcastle. If that goes t!ts up your team's had it.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Shhhh. I want him as a differential 😉

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

        Yep. I switched to VVD for the restart which has gone well, but I’m getting TAA back for Newcastle - no brainier.

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

    What about this very early FH team?

    Pope
    Tierney TAA Digne
    KDB Salah D. Silva Antonio
    Auba Jesus Ings

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I would avoid Everton.

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

      I like it

  3. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Actually got just enough for this insanity:

    Martinez
    3x burnley
    Salah / KDB / Sterling / DSilva / martial
    Auba / ings / greenwood

    A) Are you nuts?
    B) That .... just might work

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      That is decent tbf.

      Greenwood first on bench.

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I think Jesus over sterling saves you a lot and should be similar points

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        That's a good point. Jesus/Son instead of Ings/Sterling is an option

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B

    4. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      pretty similar to mine.. I'm just contemplating mane over kdb..

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Awaits the Trossard goal.

    6. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      3x Burnley is way off IMO. It's a big risk, Brighton is not Norwich and they have good in form attacking players

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah. Might go 2x just to save me from anxiety all week

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Yes spread the risk a bit more

    7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B

  4. Ings_is_the_king
      3 months, 7 days ago

      What do you guys reckon?
      Mane —> Sterling or Pulisic —> Dilva
      I already haveKDB and Jesus

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Prb rather keep mane out of the those, so puli to dilva

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

        Likely that Sterling is the more popular pick with a big upside points potential.

        1. Ings_is_the_king
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yep, that’s my dilemma. I will see how or if he plays vs Watford along with Mane.

      3. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        On fh
        Salah - Sterling - Dilva - Martial - xxxx
        Auba - Ings
        Would you rather xxxx is
        A) kdb
        B) Mane

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Mane Salah double so tempting!

          Pending Watford I could Sterling > Mane and Jesus > Auba

      4. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Pep mentioned 'rhythm' again in post match interview and how City missed opportunity to use the FA Cup final to get into rhythm before the game against Real Madrid.

        Most likely he uses the last two premier league games as opportunity to field the strongest team in readiness for Madrid.

        1. Kno
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Agree on last game, still fancy pep to play the roulette on tuesday.

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I think so too.

            Maybe there is some tiredness in there too?

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

            KDB, Sterling and Jesus will get starts in last two games.

          3. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I think Jesus gets benched one of the 2 games

        2. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          as Sterling and Jesus owner this week I would absolutely love this and a reaction from them against Watford like after they lost to Norwich early on in the season

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            you most likely will get your wish!

        3. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I think he may rest players on Tuesday.

      5. Kno
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        So on a scale of scared to very scared, how bad should I feel about maybe dropping kevin. Looking at this draft atm for the front 7

        raz dilva salah bruno martial
        auba jesus

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          The sun will still rise tomorrow, with or without Kevin. Barring any strategic miscalculations in the South China Sea, of course.

      6. Who are all Lukakus
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Prediction Bournemouth - Southampton today?
        Imo Bournemouth are very confident and will all out attack for the win. Ings will get many counter attack chances, SOU also play well away from home.

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Goals

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Ings will haul today imo. Great captain pick

          1. Bookkeeper
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Bournemouth have tightened up at the back.

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I don’t think so

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I think so. They conceded 3 goals in last 2 matches vs Leicester+City

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Fair enough.

                  They were lucky against Leicester imo. The officials were poor. A sold match. City made them look good because of too much rotation.

                  Today, we’ll know if truly they are a better side in defence

        3. Wardinator
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I think Bournemouth will win 2-1, just because they have to, and have actually been playing much better recently

        4. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Bounemouth 3-2

        5. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          1-0

      7. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Irrespective of price, best man city options for GW38?

        Currently on KDB, Sterling, Dilva.

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Mahrez, Sterling, KDB

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

          KDB Sterling Jesus

        3. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Possibly Mahrez, Sterling and David Silva.

          Could easily be Jesus or KdB or even Foden too.

          This is the tough bit.

        4. Fantasydreamer
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I would say the three you have mentioned

        5. No Salah
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks guys
          Torn between Dilva and Jesus!

      8. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Which player do you fear that you don’t own?

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Jesus

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

          Gazza.

          Never know what he might do next.

        3. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Salah

        4. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Ings, Vardy, De Bruyne, Salah, Mané, loads!

      9. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Vardy -> Auba (maybe even C him) a no brainer for the last transfer this season..?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          See how he plays today, he will run United ragged

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

          Have you already got 3 City? I think Jesus is the must have striker, City could run up a cricket score

        3. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Sure.

      10. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bottomed out -

        No players played yet and I'm already losing my mind over FH38+ - how's it look? Unsure on the defence but aiming for the Golden Boot chasers.

        Pope
        Mendy, Tarkowski, Gomez
        Fernandes, KDB, Dilva(vc), Salah(c)
        Vardy, Ings, Auba

        Martin, D.Luiz, Rico, Justin

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Vardy -> Jesus and lose Mendy

      11. Siggy Azalea
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Morning all,

        First free hit team draft for GW 38. Please let me know your thoughts?
        Too risky with triple Burnley defence? Should I play Soucek for one of the defenders? Thanks.

        Pope
        Egan - Diop - Pieters - Bardsley
        Martial - Mahrez - KDB - Salah (v)
        Aubameyang - Jesus (c)

        Stekelenberg - Soucek - Connoly - Williams

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Why KdB over Sterling?

          1. Siggy Azalea
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Money

      12. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Not having a FH might not be a bad thing...

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          No fun there

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

          Here we go.... 🙂

        3. Wardinator
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I’d rather have it, but see what you mean. Much less of a headache

          1. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I played it recently, same head ache, same dilemas just less noise.

        4. Wirbelwind
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          If your team is ok for GW38 it might, avoids taking risks.
          But I would only consider it an advantage if you got decent amount of points for it before

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

          Although the points potential is there, so is the opportunity cost.

          I only got 53 on my FH (GW36), but had I kept my team it would have been 43.

          Might not get to the heights of this week, but I'll take than and run.

          Team already covers a lot of the bases for GW38 and I suppose that's why I used it in GW36 opposed to now.

      13. Reckoner
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        For anyone interested, Spurs revealed today's full squad and Aurier definately misses out. Which comes as a blessing to me, with Pieters' 12pts waiting on the bench ^_^

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Don't fancy sharing your source?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I don't doubt Aurier misses out, but you do know that is not Tottenham posting that as the source, right?

              1. Reckoner
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yup, my bad; but I guess the info has got to have emerged from the club, right? Well, we'll see in a few hours....

        2. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          You could have worded that a bit better.

          1. Reckoner
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Link above 😉

        3. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          enjoy your pieters 12 pointer on the bench, aurier starts

          1. Reckoner
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I'm in disbelief! Well, that's FPL lol

        4. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

        5. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Lol

      14. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        What’s your teams final squad value?

        Last year it was 107, somehow it’s at 109.4?

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          ive free hit so p*ssing a lot of it up that wall right now

          don't think ive ben above about 107 though so you are long-dong silver

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Mine at 107.1

      15. dshv
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez
        Mendy pieters bardsley
        Salah martial dilva sterling antonio
        Auba kane

        If i do this now will leave me 0 itb so?

      16. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Would you rather have
        A) Ings ( v Sheffield)
        B) Wood (v brighton)

        1. Siggy Azalea
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Ings

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Ings is Ings

        3. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Danny boy

      17. Pieters 4 Wood
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Never seen an actual donkey on the football pitch until yesterday.

          This is now my saved WC team for 38+. Got rid of Martial, Trent, AWB, Saiss, Wood amongst the others and having my doubts straight after.

          Potential changes could be Auba to Kane and some reshuffle with Man City depending on their 37+. Everyone else should be nailed, right?

          Martinez
          Lamptey Pieters VVD
          Bruno Son KDB D.Silva Salah
          Jesus Kane

          Stekelenburg Tanganga Brantwaite Nketiah

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            why kane and no auba ?

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

            Lamptey isn't nailed is he

        • De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Predictions for the following please guys:

          BOM vs SOU
          TOT vs LEI
          BHA vs NEW

          Thanks a lot. Much appreciated!

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            2-1
            1-1
            2-1

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

            1-1
            1-1
            2-2

          3. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            1-3
            1-1
            1-2

          4. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks guys!

        • Valar(Keith)
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Soucek could be an under the radar gem for FHers GW 38+

          1. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Soooooooo M A N YN options.

            1. Fred54
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Hype text fail.

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

            Probably going all out on mids, with GW as first bench.
            Might make a good first bench for those with 3 forwards

        • Wirbelwind
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          A) Sterling / Ings
          B) Jesus / Son

          1. Fire Chief Moe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            A

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          with so many good options in attack i find it difficult to fit 3 city players. think mendy or laporte will start ? if they dont think they ll stay on the bench ? thanks

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Would think they’ll both start, might be worth getting on Mendy for all those crosses.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              thanks gregor 🙂

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

            Defense can be managed from other games.

            What we can't manage from elsewhere is attacker playing Norwich defence 😉

            Triple attack !

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              true Amey but who to lose from ferandes salah or antonio and cant afford jesus up front?

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

                I'd let Antonio go from them.
                Villa are good defensive team now

        • Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Who are everyone's captain picks for 38 as it stands?

          Is Dilva a great pick or just a nostalgic pick?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            both probably 🙂

            i m going Salah

          2. Gregor
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            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Sterling’s my bus captain, Silva could be great though.

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

            Raz atm
            Auba Vice

          4. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Look at Dilvas scoring re lesser teams at home and it certainly justifies it

          5. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Salahlalah

          6. Soonmixdin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I have both KdB and Dilva for GW38+ and both are in consideration for C and VC - just not sure which way round!

            KdB has been brilliant all season, but with this final match being against NOR at home and it being Dilva's final game as a Citizen I am thinking El Mago will want to sign off with a flourish.

          7. Siva Mohan
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            KDB (TC)

        • Fire Chief Moe
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Which Man Utd players do we need for 38? I can see a bit of a goalfest but don't really want more than 1 considering the other matches.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            i m keeping fernandes

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

            Holding Tony only atm

          3. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Greenwood as he's a great bench option.
            I want to keep Fernandes, but I'm probably going to have to keep Martial due to price

          4. Gregor
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            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            If I was free hitting then I think I’d just have Fernandes.

            1. Fire Chief Moe
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I currently own Fernandes and not Martial but I can save money by going for Martial on FH.

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

            I have rashford and bruno f, on fh think I may just go with martial.

          6. Valar(Keith)
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I can see a very cagey game with nerves playing a huge part tbh.. depends on what happens this round first ofc though

          7. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Keeping Tony, weighing up Rash too

        • Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Question for the midday crew.

          GW 38+ Team I can get with a -4

          Pope
          TAA, Doherty, Dunk
          KDB, Salah, D Silva, Fernandes, Saka
          Jesus, Auba

          Any changes I should consider?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            nah looks great

          2. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Looks pretty solid to me. Who is capt?

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Probably KDB, but could risk Salah.

        • ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          3 spots left in the FH XI

          A) Auba Wood D.Silva
          B) Rash Ings Mahrez

          1. Gregor
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            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            A.

          2. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            A

          3. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I think auba on fh is essential tbh.
            So a

            1. AC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Hmm he was essential in the double game week, watford won’t give him 50yards of space to run into

        • Soonmixdin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Just put together my FH Team for GW38+, let me know your thoughts!

          Pope
          Tarkowski Pieters Robbo
          KdB Dilva Bruno Antonio
          Jesus Rashford Auba

          Bench = Martinez Saka Kelly Rico

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah really like it

          2. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            If Brighton score you'll be in trouble. Too much of a risk in my opinion.

            1. Soonmixdin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Thinking I might be better off benching Pieters and playing Saka?

          3. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I like it, 3x burnley is high invested risk, maybe switch Pieters or Tarkowski.
            Downgrade Martinez to get more funds.

          4. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            v good but not sure about burnley treble defence

            1. Soonmixdin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              It's a valid point, but I would point out the fact that they are playing at home with Pope chasing the Golden Glove trophy so that clean sheet is going to be of paramount importance.

              Plus I'm a Palace fan so secretly hoping that the Brighton defence crumbles!

          5. Gregor
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            • 10 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Really good, the lack of Liverpool attack would probably be the main concern though given Newcastle’s injury problems.

            1. Soonmixdin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I believe that the lack of Liverpool form should also be of concern. Won't MU players be motivated to beat Leicester seeing as they are level in the table?

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

            Lose one of the utd can’t see it being a high scoring for 2 utd on a FH

            1. Soonmixdin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Do you think Rashford > Firmino would be a wise move?

        • jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          On Fh, I like look of this.
          Martinez
          TAA - Pieters - Bardsley
          Salah - Sterling - Dilva - Martial
          Auba - Ings - Jesus
          (Tanganga - d luiz - fodder)

          1. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            expensive bench option

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

            .. but still that's quite a lot of team value, looks great

            1. jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Cheers! May stick for now.. shoulda got Jesus and pieters last night before the rise!!

          3. Bring back Rafa
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            So similar to mine. I've gone Antonio instead of Ings in a 3-5-2....also trying to sneak in Pope

        • Bruno Commando
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          How does this 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. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            v good. gl

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

            Waste of a City spot.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              with so many good attacking options i think going defence is a good idea.

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                For 4 points ?
                Waste of a spot.

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

            Egan vs Ings, choose one gotta max out the potential