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

    Love some help here gents, I any 13 points behind in my mini-league and have 1FT and 0.3m ITB.

    What is the best sub to make this week with my current squad? I was going to do Pulisic to Silva and triple up on City but he looked amazing last night so now I am torn!

    Appreciate some help here!

    Martinez
    Doherty TAA Aurier
    Pulisic Sterling (c) KDB Martial Bruno
    Greenwood Vardy

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd probably still do the same tbh mate.
      Or Bruno to Dilva.

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

        Ye agreed but Chelsea have so much to play for and Pulisic will start and likely be main threat.

        I think your right maybe Bruno looks bit tired and Martial and Greenwood as cover.... tough one!

        1. LC1
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Very tough one mate.

          Dilva is guaranteed start and on FKs and probs penalties if they get one I'd imagine.

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

            What about Richarlison?

            1. LC1
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah could be a good differential.

              However, City at home to Norwich could be a bloodbath with Dilva at the centre of it!

              Tough one mate.

    2. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Agree on Bruno to Dilva

    3. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy to Jesus and pray he starts, can't see Vardy getting alot v Utd

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

        ohhhh that is one I looked at but I really want Dilva over Jesus and lord knows what happens with Jesus!!

        I am praying for the following

        KDB Silva
        Benardo Sterling Mahrez

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

          Thoughts??

          Bruno & Vardy --> Dilva & Kane (-4)

  2. LC1
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Morning all.

    Hope everyone had a decent GW (I most certainly didn't).

    Any help on the below team is much appreciated;

    Ederson
    Saiss TAA Tarkowski
    Mane KDB Mahrez Bruno
    Rashford Vardy Greenwood.

    1 FT 0.4 ITB.

    40 point clear in my ML, but the team below me has FH.

    Was initially going to do Vardy & Mahrez > Dilva & Kane for a -4..

    But now I think I definitely don't want triple United attack but can't afford Rashford > Kane with the above planned transfers..

    Thank you in advance!

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

      like those moves mate! Considering Vardy to Kane myself

      1. LC1
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers.

        As a United fan I feel that Vardy will outside Rashford and Greenwood & Bruno are more than enough coverage.

        Just can't go for a -8 on the last day of the season!

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

      Can you afford Rashford & Mahrez ---> Dilva and Kane?

      1. LC1
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nope! Otherwise that would be my transfer hands down!

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

          ye fair.... I do like the Dilva & Kane picks and United have a big big game,.

          Leicester have to win and United good on counter as Rashford is rapid.

  3. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    20 point lead in my ML going into the last week for £500. Really need your advice!

    His differentials to me are currently KDB, Foden, Ings, Jimi and Rash.
    Mine are Sterling, Dilva, Vardy, Jesus and Greenwood.

    Would you take any hits below? 1.4 ITB?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Sterling Dilva Martial Bruno Pullisic
    Vardy Jesus
    Martinez Greenwood Diop Fernandez

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

      Don't take a hit. Perhaps gamble and play Greenwood over Bruno assuming he also has?

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

        he has Rash vs Greenwood. Although he has 2 FTs so he could change that

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

      not really, just cover Ings/KDB and you should be fine

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

      Vardy to Ings to Cover OR Vardy to Jimi

    4. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Don't hit, just cover one of them.

    5. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i think be ok vardy to ings to cover no hit tho

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

      thanks all

    7. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I coukd only do a hit now so Vardy to Ings or maybe even Kane who he might get?

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

    On FH, which is the better option to go for

    A Auba + Bardsley ( would mean triple Bur Defense)
    B Martial + Robbo ( double Burnley defense)

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

      A

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

      A

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

    Digne worth a punt vs Bournemouth at home?

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

      defo depends who you are replacing I guess

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

        Doherty

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

      I wouldn't. Bournemouth will have to win, so i reckon score at least

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

      For sure, Bou got to go for it.

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

      I have him so I'm gonna keep.

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

        Confident he can get a goal?

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

          Not really but I'm happy to keep him can get attacking returns from set pieces or even like the Rich assist from a stupidly nice long ball over the top.

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

            I need to gamble against a Burnely clean sheet and pick a defender with high upside. Digne has similar stats to last year but still no goals.

    5. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Rather hungry Cherries assets

  6. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Will we get early team news on Sunday? FPLRockstar said he won’t be doing early team news, is there any other ITK accounts?

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

      This, we need a hero.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Few rushed changes on the FH on Sunday lol

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

      FPLScarface seems to be pretty good if Rockstar is a no show.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

  7. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1 FT and 1.5 ITB. Still have BB but also interested in improving attacking assets. Is it better to have a full bench or best attacking assets?

    A Holgate > Pieters
    B Holgate & Bruno/Martial > Dilva & Kane for a hit
    C Other?

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

    Patricio / Nketiah / Masina / Holgate

  8. Trane84
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bottomed

    Question regarding the FH chip - can I draft a team, save it and then tweak up until the deadline (budgets allowing), like a wildcard? Or once I make my FH transfers are they set in stone? Thanks folks!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It is like a one week WC, change away

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martial to Son FT?

    Patricio
    TAA Dunk Aurier
    Salah Sterling Dilva Son Fernandes
    Jesus Greenwood

    How does that look?

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

      Why Martial and not Fernandez.....???

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

        You mean FernandeS? Yeh, I'd do that. Bruno looks knackered; Tony marginally less so.

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

    FH 38, comes down to this

    A)
    Pope
    TAA Bardley Aurier
    Greenwood

    or

    B)
    Martinez
    Bradley Pieters Aurier
    Ings

    What do you think?

    Rest of starters
    Salah sterling silva kdb martial
    Kane

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

      A

  11. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which combo?

    A) Digne and Pulisic
    B) Vardy and Branthwaite

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

      A

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

      Sorry to say neither but if you have to, A.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A at a push but neither really standout

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

    Ings or Bruno?

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

      Ings

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

    It's looking like I'm leaning B right now. If Foden starts I'll do A. I'm gonna stick with these two options though.

    A) Kane + Foden
    B) Ings + David Silva -4

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

      You gonna wait on this move until 10 mins til deadline?

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

        Yes I am. Will hope for the late team news.

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

          Fingers crossed - Scarface says he will prioritise this game for team news

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

            Yep. That's the one to find out.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Like Kane against depleted palace defence

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

        So do I but I think Ings and David Silva are two of the best picks this week and I'd be offloading a potential 1 point cameo from Foden.

        Ings + David Silva will almost certainly outscore Kane together even with -4.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Good luck!

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

    5 point behind ml leader, he has free hit and I don't so can't afford a hit...any thoughts?

    Martinez
    Taa, tarkowski, Doherty
    Salah, kdb, Mahrez, Bruno, martial
    Vardy, greenwood

    Button, nketia, kiko, holgate*

    No sterling has killed me and doesn't look like I can get him without a hit.

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mahrez to Dilva?

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

        I've considered dsilva, but it's playing the roulette with Mahrez who played reduced mins last game. I was thinking martial to dsilva.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Surely he will bring Dilva in on FH? You need a genuine differential.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who in your team will he try to block?

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

              My assumption is that he will stick with sterling captain for certain, he's got all of his hauls recently. Other than that not entirely sure.

  15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    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

  16. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    If you had to have only one, Salah, KDB or Sterling?

    1. STONEROSES
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling

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

        agree

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Salah

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling. Not sure KDB is worth the price anymore giving up DFKs to Silva & pens to Sterling.

    4. michudagawd
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling

  17. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Potentially stupid question here. Do you lose value on players on a free hit like you would on a wildcard? i.e. if I xfer Jesus out now at a sell value of 9.8, will he cost me 9.9 to bring back into my FH team or will it remain 9.8 because he is in my ‘real team’?

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

      Yes, you will lose any built up value in players you had if you sell

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

      No it doesn't. You basically get your team back exactly like how you left it from the week before including money in the bank. If you bought a player on FH and he goes up 0.2m it makes no difference to your team after the FH is over.

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

        But how about actually during the tinkering? Can I take Jesus out and then put him back into my FH team without him costing more?

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

          I would guess if you confirm the transfer during the free hit the value is lost temporarily during this week

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

          nope, new price applies

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

            Daaaamn that sucks. Makes tinkering less fun

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

              agreed, they should really change that since you'll have that player following week

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

                Yeah it makes no sense to lose value

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

                  So long as you end up with your desired FH Starting XI, losing value at this stage doesn't matter at all.

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

                    It does though if I change my mind on a player Iv taken out which Iv lost value on during the free hit and want to put him back in but now cant afford him

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

          No. Same as wildcard, don't make transfers on players who have stored value unless you're sure you don't want them back.

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

          He will cost you more to bring back if you sell when you have accumulated value in him

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

            Cheers all

  18. STONEROSES
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I can get Sterling in as a differential (against my ML rival) for free BUT I’ll need to ditch KDB. Still worth doing right?
    I’m only 3 points clear with 1FT so don’t wanna take a hit really

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

      I think I would

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

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

      Sterling over Kev? Yes.

    4. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think I'm going to be doing that move. Could backfire, but been beyond frustrating recently watching KDB assisting the assister & giving up DFKs to Dilva & pens to Sterling.

  19. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Salah to Sterling (c) for a hit?

    What do you think guys?

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ooooo no way

    3. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Depends on situation. If OR is focus then no, If chasing/blocking in ML with large points gap then yes. Sterling has the highest potential for a major haul this GW, but could end in a fiasco also of course..

      1. Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Also depend on your other change.

  20. Kaiser123
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    51 ahead in ML. Surely the only transfer here is Puli to Dsilva.

    Pat
    Doc TAA Pieters Aurier
    KDB Foden Martial Bruno Puli
    Kane Rash Jimi

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      id rather pulisic over bruno or martial

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jimi to ings?

    3. STONEROSES
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Would rather sacrifice a Utd mid tbh

  21. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is a 53 point gap unachievable?

    Him:
    Patricio
    Aurier TAA Digne
    Sterling Bruno Martial Son
    Jiminez Ings Greenwood

    Button Dilva Saiss Kelly

    Me:
    Henderson
    TAA Tarkowski Saiss
    Salah Sterling Bruno Dilva Martial
    Ings J rod

    Martin Greenwood Lundstarm Thomas

    Cheers

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes, most likely insurmountable but best of luck.

  22. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Defence is s mess any idea on
    Saiss/bednarek injured or dropped

    1. STONEROSES
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think Saïss just rested and should be back for Che away

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not expecting major points but aslong as both play as holgate/lascelles out for season

  23. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    38 points ahead of rival who has 2 FT and Vardy, Jimi, Mahrez and VVD as differentials. I have 1 FT and 1.5 ITB. Still have BB but also interested in getting Dilva and or Kane. Is it better to have a full bench or best attacking assets?

    A Holgate > Pieters
    B Holgate & Martial > Dilva & Auba for a hit
    C Holgate & Martial > Dilva & Kane for a hit
    Other?

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

    Patricio / Nketiah / Masina / Holgate

  24. Xhaka Kahn't
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    2 points ahead of 2nd place in my cash league, but he has Bench Boost and wildcarded last week so I have to try and go for broke with my FH.

    His big hitters are probably going to be Auba, Mane, Ings, Fernandes and Martial (no liv or city defenders)

    This is what I've come up with:

    GK: Martínez

    DEF: Pieters, Laporte, Bardsley

    MID: Sterling, Salah, David Silva, Mané

    FWD: Kane, Greenwood, Ings

    BENCH: Martin, Williams, Dendoncker, Tanganga

    I'm contemplating switching Mane to:

    A) Antonio
    B) Moura/Son
    C) someone else?

    I'm not sure what I would do with the extra cash:-

    1) Martinez > Pope
    2) BUR def > Aurier
    3) Something else?

    Or do I just stick on what I've got (pending team news obv)

    What do you guys think?

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

      Mane to Antonio and Bardsley to TAA.

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

    Everyone seems to be forgetting something....

    Brighton could score.

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

      They really can't hit a barn door.

      Although, Maupay has been practicing his deflections...

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

      Less likely than 18 other teams though.

    3. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They can and they will. 0-1 incoming..

  26. eamonhegg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    3.2k OR!

    Cash league Im 2nd and 6 points behind. But 50 points clear of 3rd.

    Question > In the money but obviously want first, i have my FH and wanting to go totally opposite of rival sitting first.

    A - Stick with current team which are similar and hope (C) is good enough
    B - Go opposite with the likes of stirling / kane / Auba etc... No united or salah or ings
    C - put my head in the sand

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

      A.

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

      Forgot to mention he has Bench boost!

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

    Need an advice here,1ft 1.7 itb and chasing 30 pts.

    --Patricio
    --Tark---TAA--Egan
    --Sterl--Foden--KDB--Pulisic---Martial
    --Rash--Green.

    ---Nyland--Doherty--Lund--Ings.

    a) Jota to Ings.
    b) Doherty to Pieters and bench Egan.
    c) b+Rash to Auba for a hit.
    d) Something better?

    The first one has Kane so i have to captain Sterl or Auba.

    Thanks guys.

    1. Xhaka Kahn't
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C)

      You're 30 pts behind so you have to go for the most nuclear option, which would be Auba captain (unless you think he's definitely not going to have Sterling, in which case you could captain him and go Egan to Digne)

      Roll the dice and hope for the best

      1. Xhaka Kahn't
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Or Doherty to Robertson?

  28. mackan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mahrez or kdb for last city spot? Will have sterling and dilva other two.

  29. Turns
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Currently at 15k, 15 points off top 10k and 19 point behind ML leader

    ML leader has Salah, Antonio, TAA, Martial + Bruno, KDB as his only City asset (and no free hit).

    How does this look for a team that could catch him?

    Martinez
    Aurier - Pieters - Bardsley
    Mane - Sterling - Mahrez - Dilva
    Auba - Kane - Ings

    1. LC1
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks very decent.

      Are you 100% confident Mahrez starts?

      I know he was benched last week, but I've had him for the last 3 weeks and he has killed me.

  30. Sandesh_
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who will score more??
    1. Dilva + auba
    2. Sterling + wood

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hopefully 2