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Who will start for Man City in Gameweek 38+ after win at Watford?

Watford 0-4 Manchester City

  • Goals: Raheem Sterling x2 (£11.9m), Phil Foden (£5.5m), Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m)
  • Assists: Kyle Walker (£5.6m), Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m)
  • Penalties missed: Sterling
  • Penalties saved: Ben Foster (£4.9m)
  • Bonus Points: Sterling x3, Foster x2, Walker x2

Raheem Sterling (£11.9m) has all but cemented himself in Free Hit squads for Gameweek 38+ with his latest double-figure haul.

The premium midfielder’s 20.1% ownership got exactly what they wanted in the big win over Watford, as Sterling secured three attacking returns in a scintillating display and came off just after the hour-mark too.

Between the massive haul and rest time Pep Guardiola was able to give him, Sterling already looks likely to be a relatively sure starter when Norwich come to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

There was already plenty of interest in the Englishman before this latest Premier League outing, his score at Watford the fifth double-digit haul from a possible eight since the restart, but he has also added another feather to his cap. Penalties.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) has been the spot-kick taker for Manchester City since solving the club’s issues from 12 yards in February.

However, it appears that Sterling’s late charge for the Premier League Golden Boot award might have influenced the pecking order, with the Englishman taking the penalty against Watford which he won. Admittedly, he saw his effort saved by Ben Foster (£4.9m) but was savvy enough to bury the rebound.

“I seen I was on, I scored the first one and knew I was on 18, I knew if I got the second one and I was on the pitch for 90 I knew I had another chance of getting a hat-trick. So I wanted to try and get a hat-trick today but it didn’t happen but I’m really happy with the two goals. A winger to score 20 in the Premier League is a great achievement, we have one more game left and hopefully, I can do it then.” – Raheem Sterling

While Sterling has been involved in eight of Manchester City’s last 16 goals, De Bruyne has had a direct hand in just two, the latest an assist for Aymeric Laporte‘s (£6.3m) headed effort on Tuesday evening.

However, the Belgian was certainly unfortunate not to come away with a bigger score at Watford.

Just before half-time, Bernardo Silva (£7.6m) got to the dead-ball line and cut the ball back for De Bruyne, who was arriving at the back post, but he could only hook it high and wide under pressure from the defence.

The two players swapped roles after the break, De Bruyne pouncing on a loose ball from a Foster save, squaring to Bernardo, who could not find the target.

Then, on the hour-mark, the Belgian won a free-kick in a prime position on the edge of the box. Stepping up, De Bruyne always looks like scoring direct efforts from this sort of range and he went incredibly close against Watford, finding the top corner perfectly, only for Foster to produce a fantastic stop.

De Bruyne would have also received the assist for a Sterling in the second half, were it not rebounded to Foden to convert.

While Sterling was able to get on and off with just over 60 minutes to his name, owners of Gabriel Jesus (£9.9m) might be a little more concerned ahead of Gameweek 38+.

The Brazilian striker, who was arguably a little unfortunate to blank at Watford as a late goal was ruled out for offside, has now played 90 minutes in each of the last two matches in all competitions. That fact, combined with Sterling’s managed minutes at Vicarage Road, could see Jesus drop out of the starting XI against Norwich, especially as his English counter-part can play the centre-forward role and is potentially on a late charge for the Golden Boot.

Similarly, De Bruyne and Phil Foden (£5.5m) also lasting the entirety of the Watford perhaps concerning their respective owners, especially in light of Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) and David Silva (£7.4m) earning rests in Gameweek 37+. The Algerian came on for Sterling for the last half-hour, while Silva, ahead of a Premier League finale against Norwich was an unused substitute. A start on the last day of the league campaign looks even more assured now, and the Spaniard has double-figure hauls in each of his two most recent home matches.

Silva has played alongside De Bruyne recently, but 90 minutes in each of the last two in all competitions could be enough for Guardiola to consider benching the Belgian.

Foden’s case is harder to assess, especially after he stole in to convert Sterling’s rebounded shot in the second half. Manchester City’s number 47 got his rest in the FA Cup semi-final, playing just 24 minutes of the defeat to Arsenal and has started all but one home Premier League match since the return of football.

With Jesus also getting sufficient game-time to place a question mark over his starting berth, there is a chance the Manchester City front-three could feature Sterling as the spearhead, leaving room for Mahrez and Foden either side.

Anyone looking to Guardiola’s defence for the final Gameweek of the season were given a helping hand by the Manchester City manager.

After he had found the net in the second half, Laporte was handed a brief resting period at the end of the Watford win, replaced by John Stones (£5.3m) in the 74th minute. 

That should see the premium centre-back start against Norwich, who have conceded more goals from set-plays than any other side this season…

“Laporte had a tough tough injury important player for us a lot of time out. a big guy, needed more time to regain condition. today was one of the best games he has played int he last month.” – Pep Guardiola

Watford XI (4-3-3): Foster; Femenía, Dawson, Kabasele, Mariappa; Hughes, Doucouré (Chalobah 82′), Cleverley; Pereyra (Masina 87′), Deeney (Welbeck 67′), Sarr.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte (Stones 74′), Garcia, Walker (Zinchenko 64′); De Bruyne, Rodrigo, B Silva; Sterling (Mahrez 64′), Jesus, Foden.

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1,882 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    salah to haul against newcastle?

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He is going to be a popular captain choice.

  2. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I guess it's clear now that Auba isnt essential for gw38. Kane it is.

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lots to think about.

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      None of the Arsenal assets have been essential for a while now.

  3. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Start Azpi or Doherty?

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Toss a coin.

    2. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Doherty

    3. ZTF
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Azpi probably

  4. Lav
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Essential players on FH?

    Im thinking - Raz, KDB, DSilva, one of Bruno/Martial, Salah, Ings. Missing anyone?

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I don't think KDB is essential. I prefer Mahrez for next week. Wouldn't call Ings essential either.

      1. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        KDB 1 assist away from tying Henry for the record, 2 to break. He surely plays and goes for that. Ings in golden boot conversation too. I agree with Burnley defenders. What are your thoughts on TAA - hes holding me up a ton right now.

        1. Rocky FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Mahrez plays further up and is guaranteed to start. Hence I prefer him. Also penalty duties are also up in the air. But I could see why someone might prefer KDB.
          I am expecting Liverpool cleansheet. Robertson over TAA might be a viable strategy if you want to free up some funds. If you want a lot of funds and still have an exciting backline, Aurier looks good for next week.

          1. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah I made a clown decision of dropping Aurier for Tierney, just to chase some potential points and I was unsure if he would play. Poor. Fair on Liverpool, might even go VVD. Really depends on whether I stick with Martial or Bruno.

            1. Rocky FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Martial Bruno is very close. Just go with the one that gives you a better rest of the team.

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Burnley defenders.

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Pope and/or Tarkowski
      Pick one of kdb or raz, dont need both
      Kane has the form and fixture

    4. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This article put me off KDB...

      1. Lav
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I cant read it, but why is everyone afraid when he had a record to break?

        1. zøphar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          well he only needs 2 assists, so you could argue his ceiling isnt that high as the others. Mahrez etc need just one goal and theyre pretty much matching kdb for 2m cheaper

  5. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    This FH team good to go? 0.2itb. I’m tempted by a Vila defender as they have everything to play for against West Ham.

    Martinez
    Robertson Garcia Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Dilva Son Martial
    Kane Ings

    Stekelenburg; Williams Thomas Guendouzi

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks good. A bit different with Gracia at the back and Son in midfield instead of the template Mahrez/KDB and Pieters.

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        If Garcia holds his spot, it’s hard to look past a Man City defender at that price! Son is in good form once again and can always explode. I went Bardsley as he has better baseline bps than Pieters.

    2. Lav
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice, with some similarities to me. I was on Auba & Ings, but there is a reason I have avoided Auba all season and had success. Think I will join you with Kane & Ings.

      Thoughts on TAA & Bruno v Martial?

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I would have kept TAA if I could afford him. Although Robertson is matching him in this final stretch of the season.

        I’m going just the one Man Utd midfielder as I think Leicester are going to give them a hard time.

  6. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Rival has shattered a 79 pt lead with Sterling captain and jammy as f Pieters 12 off the bench for Silva.

    TAA and Salah c v his Salah tomorrow

    Hoping to cushion back up to 50 pts perhaps for the final weekend!

    Here's to those in a dog fight!!!

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Clawed 40 pts back in 2 days of this GW

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I did tell you to take the hit. 😉

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Really really hating the fact I didn't get Sterling in this week pal

        Naturally

        If salah scores and TAA clean sheets then I should be around 50 points up.

        Then it's decision time!

        Been a rollercoaster with this guy. Like a remora fish ffs

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You'll still win.

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Torres I think Foden and Mahrez to Silva and Sterling works perfectly still this week and acts as both offensive and defensive! Even for 8. But now much less wiggle room of course!

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Sounds like you are copying my team 😉

    3. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yikes! I blew a 80 point lead in the past four weeks. Rivals are now breathing down my neck (10 points behind)...

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Horrible feeling. Wish we could at least still see how many transfers they have made before deadline. Not anymore.

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Same

  7. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ings or Kane?

    1. Lav
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Both

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not a fair comparison but if price not an issue, Kane for 38.

    3. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’m going with the two of them.

  8. Moolaah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which one has a higher chances for double digit score, Auba or Kane?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kane.

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        RMT likes Auba, guess it depends how serious Arsenal plays with FA Cup next week.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          RMT doesn’t really do double digit hauls

          Arsenal are showing every sign of closing up shop for the cup. They actually had a chance of Europa through the league but couldn’t be bothered today. Hard to see them go for it next week.

          1. Bring back Rafa
              2 months, 1 day ago

              1 thing which might work in favour for their attacking players is that Watford need a result now. They might really go for it

            • Moolaah
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Didn't watch the game last night. Could be true for those who watch the match

        2. Moolaah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It depends on Mourinho mood on the day. Hahaha

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Kane.

        Sick of Arsenal.

        I mean everything about them. Just bored of the club right now and I have nowt much against them they just annoy me more than any other club.

        1. Moolaah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Inconsistent. That could always give you FPL related sickness

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

      How about this 4-5-1 for a bit of a differential?

      Martinez
      TAA Robbo Aurier Bardsley
      Sterling Mane Mahrez Martial Dilva
      Kane

      Greenwood Nketiah Williams

      1. Rocky FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Looks good!
        Can you afford Pope?

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

          I can actually if I downgrade Greenwood and just go with Nketiah on the bench. Thanks!

          1. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Do that and looks good

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

          My biggest worry is if the two Liv defenders will both start.

      2. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’ve been toying with a similar 451 but going with this midfield:

        Salah Mane Sterling Silva Mahrez/Martial

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

          Yeah been toying with that midfield too, it's the Mahrez/Martial decision that puts me off. Leaning towards Mahrez but not sure Greenwood is enough cover for Utd in a 3-5-2.

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Similar debate for me tho I have Rashford as my lone striker atm.

            LEi’s def looks a mess - Rashford/Martial could exploit heavily. But Mahrez is so selfish. Decisions.

    3. Bring back Rafa
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I don't think any striker is essential for a FH in #38 now that Jesus has played back to back 90mins

        I'm backing in the trusted 3-5-2

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You had Jesus as essential?

          1. Bring back Rafa
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I think 3 city players are essential and I had him, Raheem & Dilva as 3 best options.
              Now I think Raheem, Dilva & either KDB or Mahrez

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

            I agree.

            Auba -nah, too expensive, possible rest for FA Cup + Watford scrapping.
            Utd - nah, Martial or Bruno is enough.
            Ings- nah, can't see him getting more than 1 against SHU.
            Jesus - nah, might not even start.

            Take a look at my unpopular 4-5-1 above.

            1. The Dance
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              No reason why Jesus won’t start last game of the season

          3. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            What bearing does jesus playing back to back 90 mins have to do with any strikers being essential?

            1. Bring back Rafa
                2 months, 1 day ago

                That's why I don't think Jesus is essential, because I think there's a good chance he doesn't start.

                Spurs played well against Leicester but they won't be able to play that way against Palace so I don't see Kane as being essential, like others.

                Arsenal don't have much too play for and a cup on the horizon and are playing against a team with everything to play for, so Auba doesn't scream pick me

                Jimmy plays Chelsea, pass

                Ings is probably the best option because of price, but still comes up against a defensively good team

          4. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Reina or Martinez?

            1. ZTF
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Martinez for sure

          5. PepSala
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            After leading the entire season my rival just cut the lead down to 20. He has Sterling and Kane. What would you do here?

            Pope
            Robbo Doherty Tark Pieters 3.9
            Dilva KDB Martial Bruno Saka
            Jimmy Ings Rashford

            Play defense?

            1. Lav
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yes. Would want both in, but -4 is risky.

            2. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Kdb -> Raz

          6. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Saturday Auba essential
            Sunday Kane essential
            Monday a bit quiet
            Tuesday Sterling essential

            Any big gun playing today? 🙂

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I hope not see below. Bruno and Salah cappers looking forward to it I bet.

          7. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            When are we going to get a scoutcast for gw38?

            1. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Probably after this gw is done and before GW38? 😛

              1. Albrightondknight
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Fair enough having them while games are still going on is a bit silly and they got an extra day with games on Sunday.

          8. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Surely Jesus will start vs Norwich, 10 days rest before Real Madrid game

            What am i missing?

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

              Missing - he is not good enough

            2. BERGKOP
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              People are restless. Didn't return this week. Questions over whether he'll start. Kane/Auba etc enticing.

              I'm keeping.

          9. Albrightondknight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            At this stage of the reason going from 126 to 62k OR is nice but I have less players left to play than most and only Trent from pool for 47 and 38 is scary.
            Also on - 8 but 79 -8 from 8 played fees good.

            1. PastaConcerto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nice!

          10. FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A. Play Egan
            B. Play AWB
            C. transfer in and play Pieters for a hit

            ?

            1. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              B

            2. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              B

            3. wernerhedgehog
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              A they need points

              1. ZTF
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Sheff U have nothing left to play for

          11. PastaConcerto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Leading the 4 MLs by 73-90 pts...should I even worry about anyone catching me?

            1. Albrightondknight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nope - show me the money.

              1. PastaConcerto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                No money in my MLs...just intense shaming.

                1. Albrightondknight
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  For everyone but you it seems 🙂 🙂

            2. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              GG

          12. Avo24
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            D. Silva is so popular here because Norwich will be his last match and almost 100% guaranteed start but will it guaranteed point? If can u choose between mahrez and silva which one will u choose? at least mahrez plays further up top compare to silva.

            1. Rondon9
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I think Dilva wants to finish with style, but Mahrez could also do very well

            2. Oscar Slater
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Silva to play false nine like he used to for Spain 😀

              1. Avo24
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                hahaha this is just the imagination from some people in here. Jesus played 90 min so most likely sterling will be their main goal scorer. Other than this "outside factor" Mahrez seems better choice but at the end of the day it is just pure luck in choosing between Mahrez & silva. I think Sterling, laporte and mahrez will be my final choice. Correct me if I am wrong

          13. BNMC
              2 months, 1 day ago

              West Ham v Villa looks set to be a very open game. Anyone looking at their players?

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

                WH still has chance to be relagated in case of Watford win?

                1. BNMC
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Given how high their GD is, probably not. Man Utd would need to hammer them.

                    1. BNMC
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        (Pun intended)

                      • zøphar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        its interesting that, the bigger the margin United win by against West Ham, the more goals Leicester will need to beat them by in 38 (assuming chelsea qualify)

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

                          Wrong. LEI win 2-0 assures UCL for them.

                      • Lucky Z
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        GD does not matter this season. Head to head results do.

                        1. zøphar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          oh ok I didn't know that, I assumed GD mattered not h2h

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

                            Change in rules for 2019/20

                          2. BNMC
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Villa are above Watford despite Watford having beaten them 4-2 on aggregate

                          3. Sanchit
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            GD matters! If they are level on HD, then H2H comes in.

                            1. Sanchit
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              1. Points
                              2. GD
                              3. Goals scored
                              4. H2H

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

                                Read the rules

                                https://www.premierleague.com/news/1262217

                                1. jk_footyfan
                                  • 1 Year
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  In 2019/20 the team who have collected the most points in the head-to-head duels between the sides *lying level on points, goal difference and number of goals scored*, will take the highest finishing position, while the team with the fewest will take the lowest place.

                  • Lucky Z
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Your thoughts, guys!

                    Win for LEI in GW38 means qualifying to UCL, right?

                    In case of today's ManUtd win this fixture becomes a cup game where LEI must close 0-1 gap, as they lost in away fixture in September.

                    Does not it mean that they will play out if their skins and there good case not to sell Vardy, both in terms of win and Golden Boot race?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      They might have to attack but I just don't feel that they have enough creative players at the moment.

                      But yeah, if you don't have FH, just keep Vardy.

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

                        Have 2 FTs and considering Willian Vardy => D.Silva Kane

                    2. BNMC
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Vardy isn't the one chasing the boot. He will be a lot more relaxed than, say, Salah.

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

                          You cannot be relaxed if someone is chasing. Vardy goals will be important for LEI not only for GB

                    3. POTATO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Team for GW38+ after using 2FT earlier in week to afford D Silva as 5th midfielder:

                      Pope - (McCarthy)
                      TAA - Doherty - Pieters - (Boly - Taylor)
                      Salah - KdB - Martial - Bruno - D Silva
                      Ings - Auba - (Greenwood)
                      No chips, FT or money left.

                      Probably stick with this unless any transfer worth a -4 hit?

                      1. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        All set I would say.

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

                        No point for -4

                      3. The Man Pastore
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        You're good to go, not worth taking a hit with that team

                      4. POTATO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Thanks all.

                    4. wernerhedgehog
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Although he is guarenteed to play, do we really need David Silva?

                      1. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Depends if you can see any better Man City pick

                        I'm not sure about Mahrez or Kevin. Sterling and Silva feels safe.

                        1. wernerhedgehog
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          KDB is definitely playing. He was so desperate to assist he started squaring balls when he had a clear shot.

                          1. Holmes
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            It's not about playing, it's more about him scoring points. His returns when Silva play has been meh... But it's Norwich, so who knows...

                            1. wernerhedgehog
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Its the 2nd bit. KDB will be desperate to get 2 assists, thats a probable 9 pointer. Wouldn't bet against him.

                              Your point on Silva crowding out KDB is well taken though

                    5. ZTF
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Ederson (3.9)
                      TAA Doherty Saiss (C.Taylor*, Ngakia*)
                      Martial Bruno Salah Sterling Pulisic
                      Greenwood Ings (Connolly)

                      1 FT / 1.2m ITB

                      Chasing a 30pt gap on two rivals who have KDB or Dilva. Which would you do?

                      A) Pulisic > Mahrez/Foden
                      B) A + Saiss > Neco Williams -4
                      C) Other

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        A with Mahrez or Dilva.

                        1. ZTF
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Cheers, would have to be Mahrez then really as one rival has Dilva.

                          Other has FH so it’s looking pretty desperate, but oh well 🙂

                    6. dshv
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Fellas

                      Martinez
                      Robertson pieters aurier
                      Kdb sterling dilva salah bruno
                      Kane greenwood

                      Rate??

                    7. The Man Pastore
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Any of these transfers make sense ? Or do you have any suggestion with this team?

                      A) Bruno --> D.Silva
                      B) Doherty + Ings --> Aurier + Kane (-4pts)

                      Current team is :

                      Patricio
                      Doherty Tarkowski Keane
                      Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
                      Greenwood Ings

                      Martin Nketiah Kiko Lascelles

                      Thanks

                      1. The Man Pastore
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Or Maybe KDB --> Sterling?

                    8. PepSala
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      20 pt lead. Rival has Kane, Sterling, Son, and Antonio.

                      Is it over?

                      Pope
                      Robbo Doherty Tark Pieters 3.9
                      Dilva KDB Martial Bruno Saka
                      Jimmy Ings Rashford

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Will be close.

                      2. La Roja
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        I’d buy Sterling at least to hedge him a bit

                        1. PepSala
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Sterling for KDB?

                      3. The Man Pastore
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        No, your team looks great for GW38.

                        1. PepSala
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Would you do Rashford, KDB, Doherty to Sterling, Aurier and Kane for -8.

                          He will captain Sterling. I just have to hope for a Burnley cleansheet and Bruno and Martial outscoring Son and Antonio.

                    9. ZTF
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Who you all capping this week? Need a differential but feel like not backing City in some form with it is just foolish

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Sterling or Kane

                      2. Holmes
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Sterling or Aubameyang or Mane

                      3. waldo666
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        NFI as it stands rn.

                    10. La Roja
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Early thoughts on below? I think I need to bring Sterlo to protect my lead in mini leagues.

                      DDG
                      Doherty TAA Ward
                      KDB Mahrez Willian Bruno
                      Kane Wood Rashford

                      Button Saka Fernandez Kiko

                      1 FT and 0.5m itb

                      A) Ward ➡ Pieters
                      B) KDB DDG ➡ Sterlo(c) Martinez -4
                      C) KDB Bruno ➡ Sterlo(c) Dilva -4
                      D) KDB Doherty ➡ Sterlo(c) Tarkowski -4

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        C has more upside and I dont like taking hits for a defender/goalie.

                      2. Dthinger
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Not worried about De Gea?

                        1. Dthinger
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Never mind, I see it.

                      3. Dthinger
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Why not just replace DeGea and not take a hit?

                    11. Dthinger
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Got some good feedback on my last question but the city game has me reconsidering.

                      Current team for bench boost:
                      Martinez Fabianski
                      TAA Saiss Aurier Egan Basham
                      KDB Foden Bruno Salah SAKA
                      Auba jimenez Greenwood

                      2FT 1m in the bank

                      a) foden + Saiss > Antonio + Branthwaite
                      b) KDB+foden > Dilva + Mahrez
                      c) Saiss + KDB> Sterling + Branthwaite

                      TIA