Scout Notes

Little to concern defences of Liverpool and Burnley after bore draw at Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Newcastle United

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Dan Burn (£4.5m) x3, Lewis Dunk (£4.8m) x2, Mathew Ryan (£4.7m) x1

The two-word album review for Spinal Tap’s Shark Sandwich sprung to mind as Brighton and Hove Albion secured their Premier League safety with a goalless draw against Newcastle United.

Chances of quality were scarce in a desperately poor game that had a whiff of ‘pre-season friendly’ about it, although that was perhaps unsurprising given the frequency of fixtures over the last fortnight, the low stakes (Albion were pretty much already safe anyway) and the absence of a crowd.

Interest in these two teams is limited from a Fantasy perspective, with not one player on show having an ‘effective ownership’ of more than 4% in the top 10,000.

Brighton and Newcastle’s opponents in Gameweek 38+, Burnley and Liverpool, are much more in-demand, however, so this would have been a scouting mission of sorts for owners of Nick Pope (£5.1m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m), Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) et al.

On the basis of what we saw last night, there was little to worry FPL managers going big on the Clarets or the Reds – especially at the back.

The Magpies only forced one save out of Mathew Ryan (£4.7m), with the Australia international having to be alert to palm a Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) flick away from goal.

Most of the visitors’ threat came from set plays, with Dwight Gayle (£5.0m) glancing a header over just before half-time and substitute Andy Carroll (£5.4m) nodding an excellent opportunity wide late on.

So long as Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) is fit, then Newcastle pose a danger to any side’s clean sheet and he’ll be the main concern for owners of Liverpool assets this weekend.

The Frenchman recovered from a calf problem to start at the Amex and showed glimpses of his talent but couldn’t do much with what little possession he was afforded, not registering a single shot or key pass.

At the other end of the pitch, Martin Dubravka (£5.1m) saved smartly from Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m), with the Belgian also hooking a decent chance over in the final quarter of an hour.

A 0-0 was about right, though, and anyone targeting Trossard and Neal Maupay (£5.7m) for this meeting against a patched-up Newcastle defence who were without five recognised centre-halves were left short-changed.

That makeshift backline will be of interest to owners of Salah and Sadio Mane (£12.2m), who will no doubt give it a sterner examination on Sunday.

Danny Rose (£5.3m) and Emil Krafth (£4.3m) played either side of Federico Fernandez (£4.6m) in a back three, with Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) and Javier Manquillo (£4.3m) tasked with wing-back roles.

Steve Bruce said of his side’s display after the match:

Considering the problems we’ve had, I was delighted. The one thing you can’t deny about this group of players is their ability to roll their sleeves up and have a go.

We played two full-backs as centre-backs today and they were terrific. I was delighted with their attitude.

Emil’s got a really sore ankle and did well to carry on, but I think he epitomised the spirit of all them.

Three of Brighton’s backline hoovered up the bonus points, while Tariq Lamptey (£4.1m) has now started six of Albion’s last seven league games and is a budget defensive option going into Gameweek 38+, with Burnley themselves not renowned for scoring an abundance of goals.

The Seagulls may have been put to the sword by the two Manchester clubs and Liverpool recently but against the rest of the top flight, their defensive record is a bit better: Ryan has conceded 26 goals in 25 matches against non-big-six sides, keeping eight clean sheets along the way.


Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Lamptey (Duffy 86′), Dunk, Webster, Burn; Bissouma (Propper 73′), Stephens, Mooy (March 58); Gross (Mac Allister 58′), Maupay (Murray 73′), Trossard.

Newcastle United XI (3-5-2): Dubravka; Krafth, Fernandez, Rose; Manquillo, Bentaleb, Shelvey, Almiron (Lazaro 86′), Ritchie; Saint-Maximin (Joelinton 74′), Gayle (Carroll 74′).

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1,266 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    It says on FPL website that Taylor is 25% likely to play, but didn't Dyche say he'd be okay for the last game?

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dyche said he has a chance of making it.

      He didn't say taylor was okay

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Dyche ahead of GW37: "We are not sure because it is a low-grade injury so therefore he has a chance of recovering sooner rather than later it is just that this game has come too quick for him but he might have a chance for the last game."

      The "might have a chance" bit is the key there. Could argue it should be at 50% but still a long way short of being passed fit.

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Any insight on Pulisic Skonto?

        A fairly cryptic tweet up there ^^^^

        Trying to figure out is "No news" in a good kind of way... or the bad kind...

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Absolutely none, Maximus! I'm more "I don't know" than ITK. Even if he's fully fit, that display against United on Sunday is a bit of a concern re Pulisic. From my memory, Lampard doesn't often play him in a 3-4-3 - which is the formation he often reserves for 'tougher' opposition. Saying that, they beat City in a 4-3-3 with Alonso at left-back, so who the heck knows.

    3. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Given Dyche’s conservative approach in being players back from injuries, I’d be really surprised if Charlie Taylor is deemed fit to play on Sunday.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah, I agree Vazza.

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A) Tarkowski (BHA) and Pulisic (WOL)/Jimenez (che)
    B) Pieters (BHA) and Mahrez (NOR) -4

    1. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If Mahrez doesn't play a minute of football tonight, and you captain him, maybe B, but probably just keep the 4 I'm the bank and and play Jimenez.

  3. inactive
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pictures circulating on Twitter of Mahrez with Aguero's ex.

    Any impact on lineup? 😯

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Probably not given that Aguero is injured

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends on which ex

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I remember people being worried about this at the start of the year lol.

  4. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    1 FT and 1.5 ITB. Still have BB to play so does that mean I should do Holgate >

    A Pieters
    B Aurier
    C Gomez?

    Any hits needed?

    Martinez
    Azpi / Boly / Tark
    KDB / Sterling / Bruno / Martial / Willian
    Jesus / Greenwood

    Patricio / Nketiah / Masina / Holgate    

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  5. FPLHaggis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Reviewing my captain picks on FPL Statistico and notice the scores for a certain Mr Sterling whom I have cappo tonight:

    Gw3: 16pts
    Gw4: 6pts
    Gw5: 4pts
    Gw8: 4pts
    Gw11: 2pts
    Gw13: 4pts

    Sorry lads 😆

    1. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Glad I captained Fernandes

    2. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      That's pre-restart Sterling. I had captain Sterling on 3 occasions post-restart:

      GW30 : 20 points
      GW34 : 20 points
      GW35 : 42 points

      1. FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Do you have him captain this week?

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Nope. It's on Martial

          1. FPLHaggis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Nice pick, Good luck!

      2. POLSKA GOLA
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Well done mate. That’s a sign of a good FPL manager. Myself I’ve only had Sterling for the DGW and he’s been outscored by KDB, Mahrez and Foden. Tells everything about my FPL choices really

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thank you! I never had him before the restart but he looked so motivated against the backdrop of BLM that I got him in. And now he's looked sharp so kept him in on WC.

  6. BNMC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A hypothetical situation - what happens here?

    Spurs finish 6th, Wolves 7th, Arsenal lower.
    Arsenal win the cup, denying 7th placed wolves an EL place.
    Wolves win the EL, qualifying for the CL, meaning there are 8 English teams in Europe.
    I'm pretty sure that is not allowed - so would 6th placed Spurs be the ones to miss out?

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd think so, since Arsenal would have qualified on their own merit whereas Spurs would have qualified only because City had already qualified for CL. Probably that League Cup winer's spot will not get handed down to league position.

      1. BNMC
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        So basically, if Arsenal win the cup, all their fans will have to spend the next 3 weeks cheering for Wolves.

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          But why? They would have already qualified right?

          1. BNMC
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            To get Spurs out.

            1. POLSKA GOLA
              • 8 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              That would be a dream scenario, yes 🙂

      2. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Actually I'm not even sure that there is a regulation preventing 8 teams from England competing in Europe. I only know of the max. 5 in CL rule.

  7. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Last question

    Kane and auba and bruno

    Kane jesus auba no united ?

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C

  8. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If you could keep only one of the following in a GW38 non-FH team, who would it be?

    A) Martial
    B) Antonio
    C) Pulisic

    I am leaning towards B as Martial's away record is not as good and I will already have Bruno, and Villa will have to push for the win so that might leave spaces for Antonio, and Pulisic has the toughest fixture and lowest form and is just coming back from injury.

    1. KingZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Antonio

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks

  9. SackWenger
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Starting to think that as good as Pope is - on a free hit is it not better to double up / triple up on the cheaper contingent of the Burnley defence and instead get Martinez for GK. If Burnley do keep a clean sheet, how many saves is Pope actually going to make against Brighton that in turn would usually give the bonus.

    1. BNMC
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Some Arsenal defenders a tad bit more attacking.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      dont overlook liverpool defenders imo on FH

  10. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Just 3 days of FPL left this season! The end is nigh!

  11. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Foden + Sarr > Dilva + Saka (-4)? This would mean no Tottenham cover

  12. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    is anyone on a FH looking at the mane and mo double up? I think that might prove fruitful. Auba and Kane feel like FH traps and I can see man utd vs leicester being like a cup final and fairly nervy and not very open. Where as i can see the floodgates open at Newcastle

    Three liverpool along with three city could be great

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If Sterling starts tonight I may do him to Mane to avoid Sterling benching. Straight swap. Have Mo and TAA.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'm not going to say Salah can't absolutely turbo haul away to Newcastle - because he absolutely could. But that being said - here's some numbers on Salah's season sliced up 4 different ways:

      1. Overall (Home vs Away)
      2. Overall (With Mane starting vs. Without)
      3. Home (With Mane vs. Without)
      4. Away (With Mane vs. Without)

      1. Overall (Home vs Away)

      Home: 143 points, 17 games, 8.4 PPA
      Away: 84 points, 15 games, 5.6 PPA
      TLDR: He's a fair bit better at home, but not terrible away, on average

      2. Overall (With Mane starting vs. Without)

      With Mane Starting: 151 points, 26 games, 5.8 PPA
      Without Mane: 76 points, 6 hames, 12.7 PPA
      TLDR: He's a lot better when Mane doesn't start, but again not exactly terrible (nearly 6 PPA) when Mane does start, *on average*

      3. Home (With Mane vs. Without)

      With Mane Starting: 115 points, 15 games, 7.7 PPA
      Without Mane: 28 points, 2 games, 14.0 PPA
      TLDR: Scores nearly double the points at home without Mane - over a positively tiny 2 game sample size, but still...

      4. Away (With Mane vs. Without)

      With Mane Starting: 36 points, 11 games, 3.3 PPA
      Without Mane: 48 points, 4 games, 12.0 PPA
      TLDR: You may as well have a bag of crisps in your FPL team instead of Salah away from home when Mane's about

      In fairness, if you held him through thick & thin & perma-capped him you'd drown out a lot of the variation in his scoring

      But my word, away from home when Mane starts, he may as well not be on the pitch - 3.3 points per appearance? From a 12.5m asset? Over 11 games (i.e. basically a full season of away games when you consider he got 0's from cpl, eve, mun away due to injury) that's just shocking:

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This summary should be done on all big hitters. Players will not haul every game.

        Salah is the highest points scorer. That is all which matters.

        1. Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Not really. Salah is the highest points scorer across the whole season. But we are not picking for a whole season now, we are picking for one GW, so pointing out that Salah has consistently flopped away from home when Mane has also started is a relevant piece of information.

          It is similar to when Martial's prospects are boosted when at home, and when KdB's are boosted when D.Silva does not start, and when Pulisic's is boosted when Giroud starts. All factors to be considered for a single GW's selection.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yup - It's also missing the point that you don't have to keep a player all season, or even rely as heavily on them in certain fixtures, or certain types of fixtures

            If a player has a very obvious points scoring deficiency (like Salah has had in away games when Mane has started - BACKWARD LOOKING) then we have to decide whether or not we should tailor our approach accordingly, forward looking

            But that's not the same as saying that Salah will blank vs. Newcastle, because that's a very different statement

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Off you go & do it then sunshine

          I've done my bit

          The burden of proof & all that 🙂

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Lol, I will just save myself the headache and have Salah from start to finish again next season 😀

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Always look out for number one eh 😉

      2. tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Superb post

      3. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Wow, this is a game changer for me, as my closest rival has Salah ( who he has given the armband for tomorrow ) and I was considering a block move on GW38...........

      4. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Great work, Max

      5. Greek Freak
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I wonder if this is actually a thing or just a statistical aberration? Like that one weird year when Aguero couldn't score away for some reason.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          They do happen from time to time (Like Liverpool keeping 2 CS from their first 15 games, despite basically topping the league for XGc AND goals conceded followed by about 10 cleansheets in a row, without any real change in their underlying defensive stats - personnel, in particular Allison & Joemez helpd a lot)

          And the above should be caveated with the fact that many of Salah's underlying attacking stats *DO NOT* follow the same deterioration as his "overlying stats" i.e. FPL points

          1. Greek Freak
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yes that's why I was wondering - his stats suggest underperformance for whatever reason as opposed to him being genuinely bad away, or genuinely bad with Mane. Personally I can't make my mind up on who to have for GW38 - Auba is currently in the front seat vs. Salah, but I might even just keep Mane, who is already in my team. Just because I can swap him on a FH doesn't mean I should necessarily...

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              In a once off GW its the toss of a coin - there's too much variance in a single GW to think that there'll be a very strong correlation between your decision's underlying logic, and it's result 🙂

          2. Greek Freak
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Also thanks for reminding me about Liverpool's clean sheets - I started the season with double defence and kept getting punished for it, and as soon as I dropped by second defender they went on that crazy run of clean sheets 😆

      6. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Good post but logic like this can get punished in fantasy, although I do agree with your points.
        Look at Firmino as well, allergic to scoring at home.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          is Bob an option in gw38?

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Yep - that's why great lengths have been taken, on numerous occasions to call out that no one can say Salah won't haul vs. Newcastle - because he absolutely could 🙂

      7. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Didn't you post it right before Salah's game with Brighton away? He scored twice and got one assist, plus his biggest haul ever came away to Watford if I recall it correct.

        We know his stats are worse away but in any given gameweek he has potential to be highest scoring player, simple as that.

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Leicester defence is rather shambolic though, with injuries. Man u should easily win

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Hulk this!!

  13. The Head-Ake
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    BB or FH GW38? Chasing in ML

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You got both left?

      1. The Head-Ake
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I gave up one the game many times this season, hurts now that I came back. Had all chips + WC till GW35

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Fh is more fun

    3. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Surely BB. FH could lose you points. BB only gains you points.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Well technically...

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The math says BB.

  14. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Taylor + Jimenez > Jrod + Robbo (-4)? This would make my city players: Foden, KdB, Jesus. I'd also have double liv defence

    1. Martial Matas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Would prefer VVD and Wood I think

  15. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Possibility of Carson (4m) starting one of MCY's next two.
    Pep did say he wanted all his players to get a go and Bravo is injured

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Could be. Pep will want some momentum going into CL tho

    2. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It's so unlikely it's not worth considering.

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      dont do it

  16. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mahrez (C) & KDB. This is not going to end well

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Never know

  17. Ziko7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which team on a Free Hit ?
    A: Martinez
    Bardsley, Long, Pieters,
    Sterling, David Silva, Richarlison, Mane,
    Aubameyang, Kane, Jesus

    B:
    Martinez
    Bardsley, Aurier, Pieters,
    Sterling, David Silva, Lucas Moura/Antonio, Salah,
    Aubameyang, Kane, Jesus

    Bench: Cheapest possible

    1. Martial Matas
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B, with an eye on Pieters to Long depending on Taylor injury update

  18. Yankee Toffee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When do we get lineups? Bit lost in time differences here. Cheers!

    1. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      in about an hour

    2. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Just over an hour

    3. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Thanks!

  19. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I think this will be the MC starting line up tonight

    Ederson,Cancelo,Otamendi,Stones,Zinchenko,Gundogan,Rodri,KDB,Bilva,
    Foden,Sterling

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Jesus benched after 6 starts? Needs a rest?

      1. kamdaraji
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        think so

        1. kamdaraji
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Bilva and KDB have also played false 9 on occasions along with Sterling

    2. Greek Freak
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I don't think Pep would play Gundogan and Rodri together vs. a bottom team. I'd go along with the rest of your predictions, but would put Bernardo in the midfield and a front three of Sterling, Mahrez and (hopefully) Foden.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Everyone said this b4 Bournemouth and then Fernandinho and Gündogan both started

  20. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which is the best move for GW38?

    A) Martial > Mane
    B) Wood > Jesus
    C) Antonio > KdB

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      None really, sorry

    2. TKC07
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  21. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How do these moves look for next week? (-4)

    Doherty > Aurier

    Mahrez > Dilva

    Jimi > Auba

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like Jimi to Auba

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Really good moves, I'd do it. Maybe Kane over Auba

      1. TimoTime
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Would you captain Kane next week if you brought him in?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Next week cap will be hard, especially when everyone has the likes of Kane, Auba, Salah and Sterling in their team.

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any leaked Manchester City lineups?

    1. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not yet unfortunately

  23. cheekumz
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    What looks nicer...

    A. Mahrez, TAA, Pope

    B. Sterling, Tark, Martinez

    Leaning towards A personally but I suppose like almost every other Man C decision is completely guesswork right now.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

  24. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Mahrez a suitable option instead of sterling on a free hit if budget becomes an issue?

    1. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      deffo

  25. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No idea what to do with this team, want Dilva, Kane, Son or Robbo, don't really want to take more than -4:

    Henderson, Dubravka
    TAA, Tarkowski, Boly, Taylor, Williams
    Salah, KdB, Bruno, Sarr, Foden
    Jesus, Jimenez, Greenwood

    0.8ITB, 1FT

  26. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    9.6m to spend on a midfielder, not Man city or united?
    Any ideas?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Son

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Sorry just seen he is 9.7 - Antonio

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          agree on Antonio

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

          Yeah that hurts, not even sure I'd go for him, but hate that I cant. Cheers, heading for tonio i think

    2. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Richarlison or Pepe

  27. kamdaraji
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    which one is better?

    A. Doherty and Foden > Dilva and Pieters for free (Would have to start either Greenwood or Jimenez)

    B.Salah,Foden and Jimenez > Sterling,Richarlison and Wood for -4 (will have to start Doherty in this case but can then play Wood and bench Greenwood)

    1. kamdaraji
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      already have Rash and Fernandes too

      1. kamdaraji
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        mini league rival also has sterling and might captain him

    2. trafalgarlaw
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A for me

  28. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How's this FH looking?

    Martinez
    Taa pieters bardsley
    Salah Raz Martial Dilva Antonio
    Kane Jesus

    Bench Fodder

    1. trafalgarlaw
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      look nice

  29. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    branthwaite should be nailed for 38 right ? never noticed him before 🙂

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes, he has been in my team since I activated FH on Saturday

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks

  30. Glad He Ate Her
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Tarkowski or Aurier to pair with Pope?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      aurier

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tarkowski- Burnley will want to Pope to win the Golden Glove

    3. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Quite like Aurier for 38. Could look at a cheaper Burnley defender to pair with Pope.