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What to do with Man United’s FPL assets after laboured West Ham draw

Man United 1-1 West Ham

  • Goals: Mason Greenwood (£4.8m) | Michail Antonio (£7.1m)
  • Assists: Anthony Martial (£8.5m) | Declan Rice (£4.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Greenwood x3, Antonio x2, Rice x1, Mark Noble x1 (£4.9m)

Fantasy managers wielding the all-powerful Free Hit chip in Gameweek 38+ may have an easier time shedding their Manchester United players after Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

The Red Devils are set for a crucial Champions League clash at Leicester on the last day of the season, where they will face an injury-hit backline. Such a fixture had largely kept a number of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in consideration for Gameweek 38+ squads, but two below-par performances, first in the FA Cup and then against West Ham, could reduce reliance on them for Sunday’s showdown.

In light of Wednesday’s tired display, the 30% ownership of Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) may well be eyeing up midfield options at Manchester City or the funds to sign Harry Kane (£10.9m) this weekend. The Portuguese international put on one of his most anonymous performances since arriving in Manchester and, despite coming into Gameweek 37+ as the top 10k’s most popular captain choice, never really looked like getting an attacking return.

It is clear Fernandes is starting to suffer from Manchester United’s lack of rotation over the Project Restart period, his outing against West Ham showing just how exhausted he is physically and mentally. The evening could have gone differently for the former Sporting man as Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) curled an excellent ball into the box to match his early advanced run. However, just yards away from the West Ham goal he failed to control the inch-perfect pass and, from then on, it was all down hill for him. In the end, Fernandes’ frustrations boiled over in the second half when he was booked for going forehead-to-forehead with Arthur Masuaku (£4.1m). 

Was that enough to warrant selling him for Gameweek 38+ though? Looking at his 106 points in 13 Premier League matches for Manchester United, we know Fernandes is capable of delivering, especially on the road. In away matches since the Premier League restart, Fernandes has averaged 11 points per game and let’s not forget he hit the post at Crystal Palace too, so that total could have been even higher. Either way, his owners will need significant improvement from him at Leicester if he is to hold his own in a Gameweek 38+ squad.

The same could arguably be said for owners of Anthony Martial (£8.5m), although to slightly less of an extent considering a moment of nice link-up with Mason Greenwood (£4.8m) for the equaliser. Apart from that, the Frenchman was industrious if unspectacular with his efforts on goal but never really looked like scoring. Not only could he have provided more penetrative runs, Martial certainly suffered from the lack of creativity behind him. If United were to put on a similarly fatigued performance at the King Power Stadium, that would surely affect Martial as well.

His case for Gameweek 38+ is not particularly mitigated in the same way as Fernandes, considering he has been less profitable on the road recently. Despite averaging 13.3 points per game at Old Trafford since the Premier League return, but has scored just 4.8 per match away from it.

Rashford has a similar issue ahead of travelling to Leicester on the final weekend. He may have notched a 12-point haul at Crystal Palace but the FPL forward has blanked in every other away match since Gameweek 30+. Typically more reliable at Old Trafford, Rashford was the shadow of his usual energetic self against West Ham, another asset seemingly suffering from physical and mental exhaustion.

He tested Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) with an excellent speculative knuckle-ball strike from distance early on, but outside of that could not trouble the goalkeeper and lacked his usual creativity in advanced areas too. Is that enough to warrant transferring him out to make room for some of the more in-demand Gameweek 38+ forward such as Kane or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m)? Perhaps.

As already mentioned, United do look as if they are limping over the Premier League line this season, but the biggest problem against West Ham was the lack of any creative spark, usually stemming from Fernandes and Paul Pogba (£8.3m). Neither one of them impressed at all on Wednesday evening, the latter especially. Not only did he have little to no impact going forward, he lost possession in the middle of the pitch often and it was his mindless lift of the hands towards Declan Rice’s (£4.7m) shot that conceded the penalty that cost United the win.

That goal afforded West Ham the confidence to press their illustrious hosts in all areas of the pitch, ask questions going forward and have the opposite impact on United’s attack. Therefore, it almost goes without saying that Fantasy managers will have a dilemma over Manchester United attacking assets over the next few days. In order for them to appeal to their owners against Leicester, they will have to make improvements in the coming days, even if the Foxes have defensive issues of their own.

Owners of Michail Antonio (£7.1m) are probably experiencing the opposite reaction to the United attackers. Aston Villa’s defensive showing against Arsenal had initially sowed seeds of doubt among the Fantasy community, but his latest display showed once again just how good his form is.

Not only did he cause Manchester United plenty of problems, helping the Hammers achieve a higher expected goals (xG) than their hosts, Antonio appears to have wrestled penalties away from Mark Noble (£4.9m) as it was the out-of-position midfielder who netted the first-half spot-kick. That goal took his total since the restart to eight, making him even harder to ditch for Aston Villa’s visit to the London Stadium.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) are likely to be in two minds ahead of Gameweek 38+. While he missed out on a start for the first time since the restart, the right-back does not look particularly under threat from the man who replaced him in the XI initially. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£4.5m) began the game in Wan-Bissaka’s place, but was ineffectual in the final third, and gave away the free-kick which led to the penalty. No wonder he went three years without playing for United and got relegated with Fulham last season.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; B Williams, Maguire, Lindelöf, Fosu-Mensah (Wan-Bissaka 46’); Matić, Pogba; Rashford (Ighalo 85’), B Fernandes, Greenwood; Martial.

West Ham United XI (4-5-1): Fabianski; Cresswell (Masuaku 75’), Ogbonna, Diop, Johnson; Fornals, Rice, Noble, Soucek, Bowen (Yarmolenko 90+1’); Antonio (Haller 78’).

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2,921 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Appreciate any advice on the following moves. Will be priced out of some of these at deadline so need to make a decision now really.

    A: Pulisic Saiss > Dilva Pieters
    B: Vardy Son > Kane Dilva
    C: Vardy Son > Ings Sterling
    D: Son Doherty > Sterling Pieters
    E: Son AWB > Dilva TAA

    Current team:
    Martinez Martin
    Doherty AWB Aurier (Saiss Lascelles)
    Mane KDB Bruno Son Pulisic
    Vardy Jimi Greenwood

    1. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I was leaning towards this move. But I seem to be the only one without Sterling! Worried about his threat.

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think C and D there. Depends on your league position and rivals, goals, etc though.

      For maximizing points without hoping a rivals differentials fail, etc, Ings and Sterling seem money.

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I am 50 points in the lead in my ML and my rival does not have Sterling atm. He also doesn't have Dilva or Kane

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I wouldn’t worry about your rival then. Maximize point potential, bring in Raheem.

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You might have convinced me. Watch Sterling get benched now and Dilva haul!

  2. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    1. Kane, Bruno
    Or
    2. Rashford, Son

    1. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1 for me

    2. kysersosa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1

    4. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1

  3. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Too many love for David Silva
    Is any good history performance stats for legend (Giggs, Terry, Lampard, Rooney, Gerrard, Scholes, etc) when he play his farewell match?

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Would be interesting to see - he’s never been a hauler, but I imagine he’s on any dead balls and will be happy to shoot perhaps more than his normal self.

      1. masyuris
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        KdB also needs 2 assists to break Henry's assist record in EPL

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Yep, which means KDB won’t be shooting the ball I imagine.

          1. masyuris
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Sterling will do the job to get his 20 goals target and reach 100 goals with Man City

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Who got more pts than my Captain during gw36?!?

    3. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      There is a lot of love for him... maybe too much. But he is almost guaranteed to start, get a lot of mins, be on some set pieces (pens?), and by involved a lot of the play. He seems to get in the box a lot too.

  4. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Alright, I know a lot of rivalry posts, but is this 30-pt deficit possible to overcome? (I am on BB). Plenty of variation between us.

    Them...
    TAA Gomez Aurier
    Sterling (C) Salah KDB Foden Bruno
    Greenwood Jimmy

    Me...
    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Aurier Doc Stephens Pieters
    Salah Mane (C) D Silva Foden Soucek
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Not impossible, but a tough gap to bridge

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I’ve done all I can to differentiate my team and have to rely on KDB/Sterling failing, which is an awful thought haha.

  5. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    2FTs for the final GW, £0.9 cash. Narrowed down to 2 options:

    A. Pulisic, Jimenez, Vardy > Dilva, Wood, Kane (play 343) | -4pts
    B. Saka, Vardy, Jimenez > Dilva, Kane, Nketiah (play 352) | -4pts

    Pope
    TAA Alonso Maguire
    Sterling KDB Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Greenwood Jimenez
    (Martin Saka Saiss Lascelles)

    1. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A all day

  6. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Would you prefer Trent, Mahrez and Martial OR Robbo, KDB and Pulisic?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      First 1

  7. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Not much love for Auba?

    1. E25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Hope not, would love him to be a big differential

  8. Uchiha
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Guys please I need help on my FH team.. Scared of not having Liverpool mid cover. Chasing 30 points as well. Thoughts on this FH team?
      Martinez
      Robbo Bardsley Pieters
      Mahrez Dsilva KDB Antonio Son
      Auba Kane

      1. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Does your ML rival have pool cover? If not, go for it. You have to go without some of their main players and suck it up if they go off.

        1. Uchiha
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks man...He actually does have Liverpool cover... Salah precisely

        2. E25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Team similar to mine btw, looks good

      2. sunnyh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Pulisic + Jimenez --> Sterling (c) + fodder -4

        Crazy to offload Pulisic? Could go either way with the Wolves game. Bruno or Martial the other option but so hard to choose

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I would get rid of Bruno, Puli and Martial in that order

      3. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        To mix things up,Sterling has scored 98 goals with ManCity.

      4. Shakshuka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Hows this FH draft:

        martinez
        bardsley pieters kwp
        salah mane sterling dilva mahrez
        kane ings

        ..and bunch of non-league physios on the bench

        Thx!

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I don't see LIV doing much in the last game, may have a lot of rotation in the last game

        2. E25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I disagree with Tony on mass rotation but wouldn't double pool. Captain Mane/Salah if you believe they'll go big. I like the team though

        3. Shakshuka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thx guys! Still some tinkering to be done!

      5. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        1) Walker + Kane (-4)
        2) Mendy + Kane (-4)
        3) keep Jesus & Doherty

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          1

      6. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Rate my FH team please

        Martínez
        Pieters, Aurer, Bardsley
        Salah, Martial, Sterling, D.Silva, Moura
        Kane, Aubameyang

        Button, Nketiah, Williams, 3.9

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          8/10 Downgrade Salah and Moura to Son

          1. kysersosa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Salah has to be high on the goals imminent table surely?! It’s not a bad call though.

      7. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Seems no one is interested in Antonio anymore?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I would pick him over Pulisic

      8. World Top Ten.
        RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        World top ten after GW37+:

        1. Chris McGowan (Queens of the South Age, top of our FFS mini-league): 2491 points, 104.9m TV, Triple Captain left.
        2. Joshua Bull: 2489 points, 108.5m TV, Wildcard left.
        3. Aleksandar Antonov (2nd in our FFS mini-league): 2482 points, 107.9m TV, no chips left.
        4. Magnus Carlsen (world chess champion): 2479 points, 103.8m TV, no chips left.
        5. Michael Murphy: 2471 points, 105.1m TV, no chips left.
        6. Ademir Ovcina: 2470 points, 105.7m TV, Free Hit left.
        7. Mathew Brigham (3rd in our FFS mini-league): 2468 points, 106.9m TV, no chips left.
        8. Will Turner: 2466 points, 106.3m TV, Free Hit left.
        9. Harvey Anderson: 2465 points, 105.9m TV, no chips left.
        10. Mark May (frankiem, 4th in our FFS mini-league): 2461 points, 106.0m TV, no chips left.

        Who will be this year's FPL Champion?

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Joshua

        2. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          This year's FPL is like PL last year when it's down to the wire. While last year's FPL was like this year's PL with the winner running away long time ago.

        3. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Go QOTSA!!

        4. Nas
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Probably the fella with the wildcard in number 2 position but have a sneaky feeling magnus will pull a rabbit from a hat

        5. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I'd imagine Chris would TC sterling (didn't check but assuming he owns him)
          Joshua has the advantage of unlimited changes but depending on how different their current teams are, could second guess himself out of winning

          Think Chris holds on....

        6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Triple Captain wins it for QOTSA I’d imagine

        7. ktk_interista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Chris has the advantage of TC in a week where there are guaranteed returns from many heavy hitters

        8. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hopefully 1
          But WC means 2 tbh

        9. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Best of luck Chris! Hope the TC produces the goods!

        10. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Bull. The FH and TC chips are much overrated generally more likely to lose you points than gain them.

          1. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            The TC chip only loses points if your captain gets a negative score, which isn't very often.
            FH and WC can sometimes lose you points, but more often should gain them.
            BB should gain points in the game-week it is played, but it can ruin your squad structure by spreading your money over 15 players instead of concentrating your spending on the starting eleven; it can however result in some big scores when used in a double game-week.

            Our expectations from them may often be too great and the outcomes can sometimes be disappointing, but they should all gain points more often than not when used correctly, especially in double or blank game-weeks - and when successful they can make a big difference to your season.
            AOA however was a chip that seemed to lose points more often than not, and it has rightly been replaced.

            There is also an element of luck with all of them, especially with the TC chip.

        11. Two Popes and a Gazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          1. Chris if Sterling scores big would be my guess.
          Unless Salah scores a hattrick against Newcastle.

        12. 2right
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          If neither Ster or KDB hauls, then the winner will be the one that unearths 2 to 3 differential picks.

          Mahrez, Jesus, Salah capt look most likely different picks to me.

      9. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Would you prefer Trent, Mahrez and Martial OR Robbo, KDB and Pulisic?
        On free hit.
        Sorry for repost

        1. DRAFTSNAKE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Trent. Anything with Trent. I have him in my team but dropped in him my free hit this week. My hole is still sore. But you can learn from my mistake.

      10. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Just did KDB to D.Silva.... might live to regret that one!!

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I probably will do that in a minute.

        2. Garam MOSALAH
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Done

      11. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Saiss > ???

        a. Bardsley

        b. Pieters

        c. ???

        already have Pope in goals but using BB.

        4.8 to spend.

        Cheers

        1. DRAFTSNAKE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I've just done this exact transfer!
          Saiss>?
          And I went for mysterious option C because I'm a maverick.
          All aboard the Ainsley Maitland-Niles bus?

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Haha should have put who do you all think for option C > ???

            GL mate.

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          A imo

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            cheers mate

            extra WC right about now would go downa treat lol or FH chip 😉

            1. DRAFTSNAKE
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              FH would be rosy this weekend. Shame I just played it and scored less than my original team... sometimes I feel like fantasy football is just statistical masochism.

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I here ya DS, GL with final game lad.

                1. DRAFTSNAKE
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Cheers, you too! The chase is on.

        3. gwitbrock
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I like Vestergaard if you already have Pope, don't think the Burnley cleanie is as nailed on as everyone thinks.

      12. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Price Changes - 23rd July 2020

        Falls : Davis (4.2), Barnes (5.8)

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          OK, what I just said before it got 'hulked' as the chat goes. First time live. Cheers Torres

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thanks

        3. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Noice! Cheers TM.

        4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Thanks TM. You're the man

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Dilva survives AGAIN

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Why is it a surprise? Most that have the luxury of buying are on FH which don’t count towards price changes. Those without FH have probably Sterling, Kane etc as bigger priorities.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yep very true - I went early last night on getting him & Aurier in for 2 FT to avoid being priced out by Dilva's price rise - probably didn't think about the FH aspect allright

      13. Bad Kompany
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Would it be crazy to play a four back on fh?

        There’s lots of good defenders this week such as TAA, robbo, Laporte, aurier, and burnley defenders.

        I also really don’t like any forwards other than Kane and maybe Auba

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Tbh I think Liverpool will play a lot of bench players this weekend

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            thinking so myself too!

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Cheers! Might have to rethink it then. Hopefully we get lineups before the deadline

              1. mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I watched the match and the body language of Salah and Mané coming off. Seemed like they knew it was the last hurrah. I’m interested to hear what others say/think

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  Not for me. They were both pyssed off having not scored. Salah missed some sweet chances (as every week) and Mane seems always pyssed off.

                  So normal conduct, for me, and both start (and hungry for goals) on Sunday.

                  1. mixology
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 28 days ago

                    True that they never want to come off. Hmm I guess we’ll see!

        2. DRAFTSNAKE
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Tbh I wish I'd played 4 defenders all season, the forwards have been naff besides Jiminez, Vardy & Aguero when he was fit. Go for it. Obviously final days tend to be utter goalfests so technically it is normally the worst GW to play a back4 but this year hasn't exactly been normal...

        3. Bring back Rafa
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Personally I think it is, but each to their own. You've mentioned 2 strikers you don't mind so I'd play a 3-5-2 if I was you.

            Not interested in Ings or Jesus?

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I don’t want an attacker vs Sheffield and prefer other city players to Gabriel Jesus.

              Not sure with Auba though. I’ve never had any luck with him. As bad as they are, watford will be fighting for their lives so I’m not sure if it’ll be that easy for Arsenal

        4. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          First time I've ever passed it live. Cheers TM

        5. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Anyone concerned about Sterling's home form? Only 5 of his 19 goals at home this season.

          First impression is it must be a statistical anomaly rather than something meaningful, but it does make me think twice...

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Check last year(s)?

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Would just look at his home form since the restart. He was a rubbish pick before it anyway.

          3. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I wouldn't care at all, just stats – they have to fall one way. Especially when home/away has been taken away pretty much.

            But I wish I had him for last week, can't fit him in! He'd have my armband.

          4. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            No. He’s been much better since the restart and he’s played much more away than at home since the restart.

          5. DRAFTSNAKE
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            He's playing Norwich... I'll be disappointed if he doesn't get the golden boot.

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              For that to happen he'd need to score as many goals as he has at the Etihad all season.

              1. Mondeo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Yeah Agree - he's a great option but everyone seems to think 3-4 goals is guaranteed...

                Wouldn't be surprised if he blanks tbh, has all the hallmarks of FPL misery

        6. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Salah and Robbo or Mane and Trent?

          1. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            That's pretty easy - Mane is better than Salah and Taa is better than Robertson 😉

          2. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I’m concerned about rotation for pool. Hoping to hear something from Klopp. I’m expecting a lot of bench players to start personally

          3. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Salah now imo. Yet Trent has increased his set piece threat.

        7. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          How's this non FH? Will be able to defend a 50 point lead right???? Surely!

          Patricio
          Taa Tarkowski Aurier
          Salah KDB Sterling Silva Pulisic
          Ings Wood

          Martin Doherty Connolly Holgate

          He will have Triple Burnley def, Willian and probably Auba for my Wood, and Doherty in over Aurier

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Relax!

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Hahaha hi pal

          2. Mondeo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            50 pts! surely you're safe (at least I'd hope so haha)

            I'm 1 pt behind my rival & he's still got TC chip - would you play it safe or take some hits in my position?

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Play safe for me

          3. JustPark
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            You'll be fine. Prefer Pope over Pat tho.

        8. Garam MOSALAH
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          RMFHT :

          Martinez Martin
          TAA Aurier Pieters Williams ****
          Salah Dilva Sterling Mahrez ****
          Kane ****

          A) Long Martial Nketiah (4-5-1)
          B) Egan Saka Ings (4-4-2 )

          1. Garam MOSALAH
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Connolly is the third forward

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            A

        9. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          We need a HT for all these RMFHT's?!?

          1. Mondeo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Especially as they're so template right?

          2. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            I mean they are so templatish, that we could name some and talk about FH4 compared to FH7...

            1. Mondeo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              haha

              1. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Yep... Hadn't noticed that you had written the reason faster than I did 🙂

        10. Mondeo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Jeeez - just 1 point behind ML leader but he still has Sterling (TC) to go next week (I have neither :/ )

          Which would you do to counter?

          A) Doherty > Robertson
          B) Willian > Antonio
          C) Rashford or Ings > Kane (C) for a -4
          D) Other

          1. mixology
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Not saying I wouldn’t captain Sterling but a Rash to Kane is a great punt imo

            1. Mondeo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 28 days ago

              I'd love to capt Sterling but don't have him - plus rival will surely put TC on him so might as well pray I can cover elsewhere.

              Cheers for the reply, am thinking hard about Kane!

        11. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Hi guys. Last question! Would you rather have Mahrez or KDB and Pulisic or Antonio?

          1. Mondeo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Mahrez & Antonio

          2. Bring back Rafa
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Mahrez (just) and Antonio

          3. Bring back Rafa
              1 month, 28 days ago

              Trying to figure out which 3 city assets to get and also Son or Kane so;

              A) Jesus & Son
              B) Mahrez & Kane

              Fwiw Ive tried to decipher Peps Roulette and think Mahrez will get 90min and Jesus will start, but come off at about 60min

              1. Mondeo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                Definitely B

              2. Bad Kompany
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                B imo

              3. mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 28 days ago

                I’d prefer B personally

              4. Ian & Zen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                B

            • BNMC
                1 month, 28 days ago

                96 points and my best ever GW rank of just under 36k.

                1. Mondeo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 28 days ago

                  nice one!