Scout Notes

Free-flowing Liverpool display bodes well for Newcastle trip

Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea

  • Goals: Naby Keïta (£5.8m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m), Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.4m), Roberto Firmino (£9.3m), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.1m) | Olivier Giroud (£6.7m), Tammy Abraham (£7.4m), Christian Pulisic (£7.4m)
  • Assists: Sadio Mané (£12.2m), Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) | Willian (£7.3m), Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.1m)
  • Bonus Points: Alexander-Arnold x3, Firmino x2, Robertson x1

Fantasy Premier League managers were treated to a preview of Gameweek 38+ as the goals flowed in Liverpool’s 5-3 win over Chelsea on Wednesday evening. 

It was a night where each side’s defences went on holiday and the floodgates opened up, usually the hallmark of the last day of the season.

On the basis of this performance, there will be plenty of interest in Liverpool attackers as they travel to Newcastle on Sunday, but Fantasy managers may have to ask some important questions as they prepare for the closing weekend of 2019/20.

Firstly, for all the Reds’ free-flowing football, which could punish an injury-stricken Magpies squad, they will be travelling to St. James’ Park in the wake of celebrating lifting the Premier League trophy. The last time they played after a big party they were soundly beaten 4-0 by Manchester City. While Newcastle are unlikely to be as punishing as Pep Guardiola’s men, there are sure to be concerns of a Liverpool performance akin to that defeat on Sunday…

But provided Jurgen Klopp can encourage a stronger focus on the next match than we saw with that heavy Etihad loss, there were a lot of encouraging signs about his attackers against Chelsea.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) is sure to go into Gameweek 38+ with a bee under his bonnet after he was unfortunate to miss out on a goal for the third match in a row. The Egyptian was, as ever, the most threatening Liverpool forward in terms of shots produced and chances created for him, while Sadio Mané (£12.2m) did not shoot once.

Despite a heavy involvement in the regular forays into Chelsea’s territory, Salah could muster only an assist for Georginio Wijnaldum’s (£5.4m) first-half goal. And when the premium midfielder was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.1m) in the 79th minute, he was positively thunder-faced.

With just one match left of the season, Salah sits four goals behind Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. While clinching the award seems unlikely at this point, it will almost certainly be on the Egyptian’s mind on the final weekend of the campaign. If Liverpool can replicate the free-flowing display of Wednesday night, and Salah keeps up his involvement in those attacks, a big haul is hardly off the cards. He may have to work on his finishing in the next few days though, especially after spooning a golden chance wide in the second-half when he was clear through on goal.

After recording just one attacking return between Gameweeks 30+ and 36+, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) was back to his scintillating best against Chelsea, becoming the first defender of the season to go past the 200-point barrier. Currently sat on 209 for the campaign, he is just five points off breaking the record for most points in a season for a defender, set last year by colleague Andrew Robertson (£7.0m).

Against Chelsea, the right-back struck home a routine direct free-kick in the first half before throwing up a trademark cross in the second, nodded home by Roberto Firmino (£9.3m). Both of those events bode well for a Gameweek 38+ meeting with Newcastle, the Magpies sitting inside the bottom three for headed goal attempts allowed and set-play attempts conceded since the Premier League restart.

Those statistics may also be of a benefit to Robertson who continues to have a hand in Liverpool corners, nearly earning an assist for a Salah goal in the second half against Chelsea, a previous corner also leading to Wijnaldum’s first-half strike. The left-back got the attacking return his crosses deserved in the 84th minute when his ball sailed through the middle of the Chelsea defence to be turned in by Oxlade-Chamberlain. That made for Robertson’s fourth assist of the restart period, double the number recorded by Alexander-Arnold.

Obviously, the Reds were helped by continual issues with Chelsea’s defence. They have now gone an entire Premier League campaign with just one clean sheet on the road and only four sides have conceded more goals from set pieces than Frank Lampard’s men. While they have managed seven clean sheets at home, their susceptibility to corners may convince owners of Willy Boly (£4.9m) or Romain Saïss (£4.8m) to start them for Gameweek 38+. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s general issues with defending, made worse by continued poor performances from Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.4m), is sure to be enough evidence to hold onto Raúl Jiménez (£8.1m) for one last hurrah.

That said, as much as Chelsea struggled at the back, they offered plenty of attacking threat at Anfield. Liverpool’s defence has not been at its best since the restart, keeping just three of their 15 clean sheets since Gameweek 30+, but owners of Christian Pulisic (£7.4m) should feel particularly encouraged ahead of the final round of fixtures. 

Despite only playing 31 minutes, the American managed a goal and assist for a nine-point score. During this time on the pitch, Pulisic looked unplayable, exploiting the space behind Liverpool’s defence to cross for Tammy Abraham (£7.4m) to tap-in and net an excellent swivelled finish of his own. Whether he will get as much of freedom against a compact Wolves side remains to be seen, but the mid-priced midfielder has now delivered attacking returns in all but one match since the Premier League restart, averaging 6.8 points per game during that period.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum (Milner 66’), Fabinho, Keïta (C Jones 66’); Mané (Origi 87’), Firmino (Minamino 87’), Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 79’).

Chelsea XI (3-4-3): Kepa; Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Alonso (Emerson 88’), Kovačić, Jorginho, R James; Mount (Pulisic 58’), Giroud (Abraham 58’), Willian (Hudson-Odoi 58’).

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2,555 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    One Saturday I was happy with my 6 attackers from the Manchester clubs. Now not so sure after the performances since then.

  2. HVT
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    This is where I’m at;

    1ft/4.2 itb Under 10k, lots to play for.
    Current Team;
    SuperPope!
    TAA/Doc/Saiss (Kiko/Lascelles)
    KDB/Salah/Bruno/Martial (Dozi)
    Ings/Jimi/Greenwood

    A - Dozi > Silva (Mahrez)
    B - KDB > Sterling
    C - Martial (or Bruno) > Sterling
    D - Salah/Dozi > Silva/Sterling (-4) (bench Greenwood)
    E - Martial/Dozi > Silva/Mahrez (-4)

    I feel I need Sterling just to block now but a lot comes down to taking a hit or not?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      C with Bruno

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      C and keep Martial

    3. HVT
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thanks lads

    4. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Keep Salah
      KDB to Sterling
      Change Bruno or Martial

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team? Two 28 and 29 point mini league leads. Kev & Puli I’m blocking. Is that wise with that type of lead? Cheers 🙂

    Martínez
    TAA, Pieters, Branthwaite
    Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Puli, KDB
    Kane, Ings

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      That looks a solid team regardless of lead. Who are their differentials that can haul big?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Doherty, Bruno, KDB, Puli, Jim, Greenwood, Ings are the players they have that concern me. I could get them all but not sure that is wise especially with one of them having TC chip. What you think MS?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Wouldn't worry too much about Doherty (unlikely to get a CS) and Jimenez (rarely hauls). KDB could score well but will be focused on assists rather than goals. Think you look set and should have this one.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Of course they have their own moves so could drop KDB or Puli anyways so it’s hard to predict. The one with the TC might get Auba in. Should that concern me?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Do any of them have Kane, or likely to get him? If not go Auba instead to mitigate some of the damage if they did.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Neither has Kane. One of them has the funds to upgrade Vardy >> Auba OR Kane. So ideally I’d want both but it’s hard to fit them all in

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  The one with the TC

    2. Sharpify
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I'm losing patience with KDB, tempted to recycle the cash into someone else...!

      • TONY123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Fantastic team, would try to upgrade Branthwaite to Bardsley if you have additional funds.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah just out from that. Could make Puli into Antonio to make that move?

      • Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Looks good

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Think you are well placed and this is strong team- might be tempted with Mahrez over KDB and use funds on Braithwaite to Digne - not done the maths

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Or I can go Martial over KDB and upgrade Branth. Not sure Digne is worth the 5.9!

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Would you bench Greenwood or Jimenez?

      Greenwood - scored yesterday, only needs half a chance, up against a rookie left-back, Leicester defence very poor recently.

      Jimenez - 90 minutes guaranteed, usually on pens, Chelsea just shipped 5, scored there last season

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        A midfielder IMO

        1. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Silva Sterling Bruno Martial Pulisic

          Nice problem to have until you call it wrong!

          1. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            I see the issue...
            bring back the 2-5-3 chip!
            I would rather start Greenwood than Bruno but that's probably a very bold call especially given ownership

      2. HVT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Same as you but would just bench Greenwood

    4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No replies
      Guys need some help..trailing by 20 points in ml both have tc left..Main differential is sterling mahrez and Mane pulisic.. .rival will tc sterling I guess..so

      A) mane to sterling free tc
      B) mane,vardy to sterling and Kane -4
      C) vardy and puli to Kane and dsilva tc kane

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I did salah to sterling but I still have mane.

    5. AI3user
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Pick the best option from the following pairs:

      1) Bruno / Martial
      2) Salah / Mane
      3) Alonso / Saiss
      4) Sterling(C) / Dilva(C)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        4

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Martial
          Mane
          Alonso
          Sterling

      2. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Martial
        Salah
        OOF - is Doherty an option?
        Raheem

      3. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        4

      4. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        4

    6. Mr. Mystic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Thoughts on FH team?
      Pope
      TAA Pieters Aurier
      Sterling KDB Silva Bruno
      Auba Kane Ings

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Martial instead of Bruno. Looks good atm. Bruno looked tired and ratty. Could easily have been sent off. For me because he is tired he is getting frustrated. Martial is looking really sharp.

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Otherwise looks great.

    7. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Is Sterling the best Captiency option next gw?

      Keep in mind Sterling who is chasing golden boot is coming off 4 double digit returns in last 5 pl starts and faces the worst defence in the league.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I think you answered your own question

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Just needed the confirmation 😉

      2. Supertrooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Think you answered your oen question there.

    8. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Rival is 30 points behind with FH still...I have nothing... Do we think he has a good chance?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        If he goes for a completely different side to you he has a chance

        1. Paulie Walnuts
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I've a pretty good team sitting at 48k rank with a lot of high ownership players

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Then keep doing what you are doing. Try to second guess who he will captain but thinking of you'd do in his position.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              *by thinking of what you'd do in his position.

    9. The Dark Lord
        2 months, 28 days ago

        I see people talking about early team news on Sunday, but where can we get them? I think I saw FPL Rockstar's tweet that he won't get early team news about GW38. Any other realiable sources?

        Cheers guys. Good luck!

      • Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Morning all. 2FT and 0.3m ITB. Thinking i 100% want kane as feeling the TC on him. So thinking Mane + Jimi >> DSilva + Kane. Thoughts?

        Patricio
        Doherty - TAA - Kiko
        Mane - KDB - Mahrez - Bruno
        Vardy - Jimi - Greenwood

        (3.9m) - Saka - Holgate - Lascelles

        1. HVT
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          No love for Raheem?

      • grennans2
          2 months, 28 days ago

          I need to make up a 20 point difference. Thoughts on my FH team? Have a few differentials in there

          Martinez
          Mendy Long Pieters
          Silva Sterling Martial Salah
          Kane Auba Ings

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Don't like the aub pick. Arsenal didn't have a shot on target the whole game against villa. I see the same happening against Watford. Arsenal are boring.

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          Morning guys, got BB left but no idea what to do with 1FT:

          McCarthy | Button*
          Saiss | Kiko | Pieters | Lascelles* | El Mohamady*
          Salah | Sterling | KdB | Bruno | Martial
          Kane | Greenwood | Connolly*

          1.6ITB, 1FT

          Many thanks

        • GW37+ Rough with the Smooth
          Geoff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 28 days ago

          How was your GW37+?

          Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

          Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 37+, here:

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Rough - Martial(c), Vardy blank
            Smooth - Bruno 1 pt (yes that's a smooth due to ownership), Sterling + Doherty, TAA + Pulisic contributed 22 points in final game, Greenwood 9 points off the bench, 90 total

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            It was fantastic. Best gameweek of the season.

            Sterling (c), Foden + TAA and Pieters got me to 94 points and shot me from 8th to 1st (temporarily in my ML).

            Smooths all around apart from the blanks for Bruno and Rashford although those might be extra smooths really because of EO%.

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Smooth: first green arrow after restart !!
            Rough: Too late now 😀
            Was 14k before Corona, now 96k.

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              96k isn’t a bad rank tbh. Just trying to break into the top 100k currently 196k. 1 gw left, guess I know where my rank ends

              1. Long ago I drew a walrus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Tbh at 200k or so you could quite easily halve your rank with a good GW. I've jumped or fallen over 100k in rank loads of times through the season and my scores have consistently been less than ~75 which isn't that difficult in GW38

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Agree ...
                  Hopefully FH will give some late boost

                2. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  You’re right. Hopefully it is a great gw. Good luck buddy

              2. Amey
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                GL bro 🙂
                Thanks for kind words.

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thanks. Good luck amigo

          4. dontyouknowimloko
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Good - TAA off the bench for Saiss, rivals (C) Bruno 1pt
            Bad - Antonio 1st sub, Martial (C) over Sterling, Ings penalty miss

          5. Hairy Potter
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Rough - Mahrez cameo, Rashford poor, Salah wasteful, Ings pen miss and Martial (c) could have been better.

            Smooth - Pieters, Doherty and TAA defence hauling. Dilva no show meant Greenwood points off the bench.

            Overall was a good week.

          6. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Rough: Went Egan over Pieters, fallen out of the top 10k
            Smooth: Doherty and Trent reliable as always

          7. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Rollercoaster GW for sure.

            Rough: Another disappointing return from KDB, and this time I benched Foden. Had also hoped for more from Salah.
            Smooth: Sheffield Utd conceding meant rival still vehind (just) ahead of final GW.

          8. Shark_Sandwich
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            8 of my players had returns including captain = red arrows across the board
            my 2 transfers in were pieters & ryan though

          9. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Rough: BB with Martinez, Egan,
            Saiss & Puli.Should have an easy
            24 pts. Only got 13.

            Smooth: Chose
            Doherty + Martial (-4) (C) + Bruno [19pts]
            Over
            AWB + Salah + Bruno (C) [8pts]

            Rival also sold Sterling Greenwood --> Jimenez Martial

          10. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Very good - 89 points. Kane captain.

            Only disappointments were Saiss benching and Elmo injury as otherwise would have hit the tonne.

          11. Make Arrows Green Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 28 days ago

            Two mini-league rivals put TAA on the bench for Saiss.
            You don't deserve bench points if you bench TAA.
            I demand a Stewards Enquiry.

            1. Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Saiss would have outscored TAA 😉

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Aye you're probably right. That man is a machine!

          12. Sharpify
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Mine was a total wipeout.

              A case of 'good logic, bad result'.
              Triple captain Bruno just as he decided to stop playing and get himself carded, and Willian and Giroud get subbed off under 60 mins!

              Now I need a colossol score with my FH in the last game of the season to steal top spot from the office kn*bhead!

              1. Make Arrows Green Again
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Such a shame you don't link your team. For a moment I wondered...

            • Deulofail
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough:
              - Bought Kane for his blanks GW 33-35 then sold for his brace of braces GW 36-37.
              - 35 points on my bench before autosubs: McCarthy (7), TAA (13), Pulisic (9), Aurier (6), with Mahrez, Fernandes and Rashford scoring a single point each.
              - Sold Giroud & Greenwood this week (14) for Ings & Wood (11), keeping Rashford. Ings missing his penalty was a big blow.

              Smooth:
              - A rare Saiss no-show brought TAA off the bench!
              - Captained the highest-scoring player in my starting XI, Doherty! (12x2)

            • rojojojo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough: Only 2 playing defenders thanks to saiss, lascelles, ngakia...
              Smooth: both defenders who played got a double digit haul, taa and Doherty

            • Collie01
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough - TAA and Greenwood benched. Jesus and Maguire blanks. Antonio and Raz unexpectedly on pens hurt my rank. TAA goal Mane assist was hard to take when I thought Mane dived.

              Smooth - Puli scoring well when he came on. Made me feel somewhat better about playing him and benching TAA. 9 of my starters scoring points including 24pts from my Wolves contingent. Bruno and Rashford 1pters. 72pts overall and small green arrow.

              Felt like this was a strange week. Decent, but could/should have been better. Brought in and played Long for Lascelles but benched TAA. Was going to bring in Pieters but went for Long's potential aerial threat vs Norwich. Had Foden's 8pts but was stung by not having Sterling. Martial(c) at least not a blank but needed much more from captaincy. Similarly with Salah, would have expected more than 5pts from him considering Pool scored 5 goals.

            • asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Captained Bruno for his second blank since the season resumed and previously captained him during his first blank!

              Saiss no show allowed Trent to make a surprise appearance, although this was balanced out with AWB second half blocking Aurier.

            • ViperStripes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Disaster, had 5 weeks of green arrows, gone from 350k to 80k since project restart and all was going well to close in on 70k until the Liverpool match.

              TAA has done nothing for weeks, so decided to go with Stevens (2pts) instead and put TAA second bench (Greenwood 9pts first bench, came in for Silva).

              So TAA has cost me 5000places. Now down to 85k.

              Also decided to stick with Willian over Antonio for the past few weeks. That didn't work out.

              1. ViperStripes
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Smooth: switched captain from Bruno to Martial

              2. asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                So just to confirm, the disaster was a 5k drop as you got 9 points off the bench instead of 13?...

                Sounds like a big win to only drop 5k to me, it’s a 4 point swing due to a player not playing.

            • FALSE PROFIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough: Pulisic on the bench cost me a 3 figure gameweek.
              Smooth: 95 points can't be scoffed at when my team was 87% template. The gap makes no sense!

              1. FALSE PROFIT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                CHIPS DON'T MATTER.
                Lying 85k after lock down using my WC in GW29.
                Consecutive green arrows to get to 25k having NO chips. My rivals had all theirs and I made ground on all of them.

            • FPLHaggis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Great week - 88 points, a 20k rise to 32k just in time and a transfer banked.

              Smooth: Returns from Sterling (c), Pope, TAA, Boly, Salah, Willian, Jimenez, Ings and Greenwood. Fernandes blank also useful

              Rough: Benched Foden over Willian for a 4pt loss and the Ings penalty miss was a 9pt swing

              1. CBonci
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Great week! At least the penalty miss didn’t cause you a 27 point swing (TC’er here) oof

            • Firminoooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough: Foden on bench and Ings penaltymiss.
              Smooth: 90points. Patricio, TAA, Doherty, Aurier, Sterling, Greenwood, Pulisic and Martial(C)

              Up to 131 OR (My goal after finishing 549 last year is top100)

            • LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              82 points.
              Rough - Fernandes capitan, Vardy blank, AWB 1 pointer,
              Smooth - TAA, Long, Doh, Sterling, KdB, Mane, Greenwood even Foster, who I own due to unexplicable reasons:)
              up. to 3,1k

            • wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              I sold Greenwood for King,Pulisic for Stanislas and benched Foden.
              Sterling(c),Boly,Pope and Tarkowski with 62(-8) points on Saturday.100k rise
              7 points on Sunday with Martial,Fernandes,VVD and a red arrow.

            • CBonci
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Came into this week with my TC and BB left (no FH) so put the TC on Ings...from then a real rollercoaster of emotions, but rough and smooth. But overall smooth with GW score of 80 and considering my other choice was Bruno TC. 12 points heck of a lot better than 3!!

            • shirtless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Smooth; 69 points but still a slight red arrow at overall 1,645 although I’d dropped to 3k before yesterday. Salah(c), Trent, Robbo, Boly, Ryan, Greenwood, KdB and Pulisic late cameo all returning.

              Rough; Really needed a bit more out of Salah to catch the Sterling cappers.

            • Matjes_taet
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Smooth: Trossard destroyed the Burnley-Clean Sheet.

              ..wait, sorry... was too far ahead.

              1. Matjes_taet
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                for GW 37:

                Smooth:
                Foden 3rd on Bench came on for Silva. (because of Mendy& Pukki No-Shows)
                Happy with my OR.

                Rough: 5 Goals Liverpool and just one Assist for Mane. (C)

            • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough season for me. Took a hit to sell KDB and Greenwood to Martial (c) and Wood.

              Didnt pay off and now I don't have KDB against Norwich.

              Last remaining target was 100k for the season and am now 43 points off that mark.

              On a better note, I'm a liverpool Fan.

              YNWA! #unbearables

            • RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough:
              Fernandes(C) captain fail.
              18 points left on bench (Digne 6, Willian 4, Foden 8).
              But I still scored 66 and only slipped 500 places.

              Before my disastrous wildcard in GW33+ I was heading towards the top 10k.
              But after choosing Saint-Maximin, Wan-Bissaka and Alexander-Arnold instead of Martial, Stevens and Aurier in that wildcard I will now almost certainly finish outside the top 50k.
              Too much money spent on defenders instead of on my midfield.
              Martial has turned out to be pretty essential, and it was extremely difficult to bring him in later because of AWB clogging up one of my three United spots.

            • The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Interesting GW for me
              Smooth- Sterling TAA Doherty, Rashford & Fernandes blanks, Martial captain was ok ok
              Rough- ings penalty miss, went for egan over Pieters/bardsley/long

            • Man Getting Hit By Football
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              86 points and a green arrow to move from 40k -> 24k OR. Everyone returned except Vardy & Bruno.

              Only rough is bench of Foden (8), Digne (6) & Lamptey (6).

              Really happy as I've never finished in the top 150k before, first season as a FFS member.

              Best of luck to everyone for the final week!

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Rough:
              - Rashford captain
              - Saiss didn't play
              - Taylor still injured
              - Lundstram first defensive sub for 1 point
              - Pulisic didn't start
              - Giroud's goal stuck on bench

              Smooth:
              - Sterling further justifying the move from Salah few weeks back
              - Bruno fail as non-captain
              - Pulisic masterclass from the bench
              - Kept TAA (what a guy!)

              Despite all above, somehow managed to cling on in Top 10k & head into GW38 with the mighty TrIpLe CaPtAiN chip active 🙂

            • Jo Melon
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Pulisic coming off my bench just like in real life haha.

            • dontyouknowimloko
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Thoughts on this FH team?

              Pope (button)
              TAA, Laporte, Pieters, (Saiss, Williams)
              Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Antonio, (Luiz)
              Kane, Vardy, Ings

            • Champ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Minutes for Jesus - anyone want to guess?

              1. Runaway
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                65

              2. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                75min

            • Tonyawesome69
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Chasing 25 points in cash ML and protecting 33 point lead over 3rd. I need some thoughts on the transfer suggestions below. Midfield is a stalemate!

              a. Foden to D Silva
              b. Foden and KDB to D Silva and Antonio or Son (-4)
              c. Other suggestions most welcome!

              My team
              1ft 2.5itb and no chips
              Pope Martinez
              TAA Doherty Saiss Aurier Taylor
              Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Foden
              Jimenez Ings Wood

              ML Leader - 1ft 0.7itb and no chips
              Hendo Martinez
              TAA Boly Egan Targett Tarkowski
              Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Hayden
              Jimenez Kane Greenwood

            • Touchwood
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Bottomed. Thoughts on the below FH Team? (0 ITB)

              Pope
              Pieters Aurier TAA
              Dilva Salah Antonio Sterling (c)
              Jesus Kane Greenwood

              Martin Thomas McCarthy Kilman

              Thanks!

            • The real slim shady
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              De Bruyne or Auba?

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                neither

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                KDB

            • Andrew
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 28 days ago

              Money no object.....what's your front 3 this GW?

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Kane Ings and Greenwood or Wood

              2. Runaway
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Kane Auba Ings

                1. Andrew
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  That was my initial thought but Auba worries me a bit, looked so uninterested against Villa.

                2. Sharpify
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    This is who i have in my FH draft, but it's killing my budget!

                  • Shineonme
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    aub is a trap. He was awful and arsenal didn't have a shot on target against villa. Go figure

              3. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Just scouted whoscored and bluemoon mcfc forums - most have Foden starting, contrary to common belief on here. Might keep him then.

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I'll keep if he starts.

                2. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  no one knows

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Might remove him for Dilva for a hit, but not sure its worth it, since he'll come on from the bench anyway.

                3. Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  I often see this. Any reason why the MCFC forums would be more reliable than posters on here?

                  1. Pompel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    No more nor less, I guess.

              4. Runaway
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                What do you think Sterling’s ownership in top 10K will be? At least %60-70 right?

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  His EO will prob be 100%

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    This

                  2. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Right, forgot about the captaincy. Too risky to go without then..

              5. Olesathewheeel
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 28 days ago

                Mayday mayday mayday!
                Chasing 16 point lead
                Leader has FH
                I have TC

                Thinking of doing Rashford KDB Foden --> Greenwood Sterling Mahrez (TC) for a -8

                My team is
                Pope
                Aurier Trent Doherty
                KDB Foden Pulisic Martial Bruno
                Rashford Kane

                Replies appreciated

                1. dontyouknowimloko
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  -8 is giving it away. I’d take -4 at most get Sterling then TC.

                  No way I’d TC Mahrez over Sterling.

                  1. Olesathewheeel
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    I'd have to lose KDB for sterling if it's a -4

                    Wanted a differential TC
                    I doubt hell take Mahrez

              6. grennans2
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Thoughts on Mendy as an option this GW? Could be something different and is highly likely to get a CS and possibly even attacking returns. Is he safe to start is the question?

                • No Totti No Party
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  А: Pulisic Jesus
                  B: Mahrez Ings

                • Bob Vrabkab
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Bench boost team:

                  Martinez
                  TAA Robbo Pieters
                  Sterling Mahrez Silva Salah
                  Kane Ings Greenwood

                  Good to go? Thanks

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Bench boost = 0

                    1. Bob Vrabkab
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 28 days ago

                      Haha oops the other one

                  2. Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Lacks a bench, so prob not 🙂

                • Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Have you guys considered rest days before the final GW?

                  We're looking at the end of an extremely busy and tough fixture schedule since restart. We saw Fernandes look like he was about to drop dead last night. A few extra days rest can make a big difference and can make certain teams more appealing. Here's a breakdown on rest days.

                  Arsenal (4) - (4) Watford
                  Burnley (7) - (5) Brighton
                  Chelsea (3) - (5) Wolves
                  Crystal Palace (5) - (6) Spurs
                  Everton (5) - (6) Bournemouth
                  Leicester (6) - (3) Man Utd
                  Man City (4) - (7) Norwich
                  Newcastle (5) - (3) Liverpool
                  Southampton (6) - (5) Sheffield Utd
                  West Ham (3) - (4) Aston Villa

                  With this in mind, the biggest mismatch is LEI vs MUN. I really don't like United assets now looking at this. They already look tired and Leicester with 3 more days of recovery can really outrun United especially on current form. WOL vs CHE also seems to favor Wolves quite a bit. MCY vs NOR also quite large difference but with rotation and injuries, maybe not such a big deal. I think Pool are gonna be really out of it against Newcastle. 3 days rest, hangover after the Trophy ceremony etc. vs a 5 day rest NEW.

                  Spurs meanwhile look a nice bet with extra rest against Palace.

                  1. Garlana
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Thanks for this, super helpful

                  2. Hairy Potter
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Fair point about Liverpool, but Newcastle are also struggling with injuries in defence and central midfield.

                  3. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Oh yes! Nice. Son is gonna explode

                  4. Long ago I drew a walrus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    The fact that matches are Wed - Sun at worst with 3 full days in between (i.e. >72 hours) means that for most teams this is irrelevant. 7 days rest is not necessarily better than 4 but 4 is definitely better than 2, as zophar has pointed out in his articles several times. However I agree for MU because they've looked fatigued for a while now and it's developed into a more long-term thing that's affecting their play.

                  5. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Interesting. Leaning towards Greenwood on FH. Not spending too much and seems the liveliest of the options

                  6. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 28 days ago

                    Thanks for the research. I will factor this into my team choice/transfer. Most helpful. That's what this site should be about and not vile abuse against others.

                • Hairy Potter
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Currently have this squad with a FT and 0.5 ITB

                  Henderson
                  TAA, Doherty, Pieters
                  Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Dilva, Martial
                  Rashford, Ings

                  Martin, Greenwood, Egan, Lascelles

                  My original plan was to do Doherty to VVD, but after watching Man Utd last night not sure if to ship Rashford.

                • potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  https://twitter.com/whufc_news/status/1286002522335870976?s=19

                  I think bruno and pogba are going to have one of those training ground "collisions" this weekend.

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

                    Hahaha. This is a total gem.

                • Hart-ake
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 28 days ago

                  Assuming Sterling plays up front and Jesus is benched, how does this look for a -4?

                  Jesus, KDB & Pulisic -> Sterling (C), D Silva and Kane