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. as33
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Jimmi>Jesus or
    Mane> Sterling
    Patricio
    Taa, Basham, Tarkowski
    Mane, KDB, Bruno, Willian
    Vardy, Jimmi, Greenwood
    1.9itb.

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A.

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Jesus? I'm looking to ditch Jesus.
      I fear he may not start.

    3. fridge
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A

  2. fridge
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Hi all, in my £200 cash league I am now 50 points ahead of 3rd and 10 points off 1st. I have 2FT, 0.6 ITB

    He has Kane, Ings, Sterling, Pulisic to my Jiminez, Martial, Salah, Saka

    Foster
    TAA. Laporte. Doherty (Lascelles. Holgate)
    Salah. KDB. Bruno. Martial. Saka
    Greenwood. Jiminez (DCL)

    A) Bruno, Saka, Jiminez > Dilva, Antonio, Ings (-4)
    B) Saka, Jiminez & Doherty > Dilva, Ings, Pieters (-4)
    C) Bruno, Jiminez & Doherty > Dilva, Kane, Tark (-4)

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B.

    2. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      B

  3. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days 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? I know losing Martial is tough but Dilva and Kane could both haul. 

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

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

    Patricio / Nketiah / Masina / Holgate

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      A.

  4. Vazza
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Which combo?

      A. Doherty, Antonio, Kane

      B. VVD, Bruno, Rashford

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A.

      2. The Knights Template
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A

    • aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days 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 a lot guys.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A. Cap Raheem

      2. fridge
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I think if you are chasing 30 points you need to go for players your rival doesn't have

    • Vazza
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Which combo?

        A. Doherty, Antonio, Kane (with a 4 point hit)

        B. VVD, Bruno, Rashford

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          B

      • Sondre van Bank
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kane or Auba?

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Auba for me

        2. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Tough.I feel Kane will score big.

        3. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Kane

        4. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Think Auba.

          Watford extremely low in confidence.

      • Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I see a lot of doubts about Burnley keeping a cleanie against Brighton. I don't see any better alternatives if we discount CIty on the basis of most having 3 attacking assets.

        Southampton play Sheff Utd and could both easily score. Everton host Bournemouth who are fighting for their lives. How about Gomez at Pool or might he be rested? I doubt they'd risk Lovren if they want to sell him

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah Burnley are far and away the best option for a clean sheet. Its obviously not guaranteed though

      • The Head-Ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Chasing 29 points in ML with FH and BB left -- is it possible?

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Anything is possible.I am chasing 30 pts.

        2. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          If you don't mind me ssking why do you have both chips left???

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I quit the game mutiple times this season before deciding to come back towards the end again. Had WC + 3chips till GW35/36

        3. Sondre van Bank
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          You can't play two chips in the same GW though

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Ikk - wondering which one would be better to use

            1. Sondre van Bank
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Easily FH then

        4. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Should have used BB this week to reduce the gap lil bit.

          If they don't have FH, it's possible. Will still be tough though...

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Used TC this week - he did too ---- on the same person :/

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              BB might give you a better chance if you have got a decent bench. Otherwise FH is the way to go, pick few differential players, triple BUR at back.

        5. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          But you cant use both....

      • Magic Hamster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        15 points ahead in ml & have exact funds to do Pulisic to DILVA (-4), have KDB and foden, but don't expect much from foden. Also have Bruno who might be getting shipped. Do I..

        A) Pulisic to Dilva (-4)
        B) Bruno to Dilva (-4)
        C) Don't take a -4 to help try and preserve ML lead?

        Rival has Bruno and captains him a lot...

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Which player do I take out for Son for free.

        Martial or Fernandes?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Fernandes - he looks beat.

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Neither

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Ii am chasing someone leading by 10.

            He has Martial. I have both.

            That is why I am thinking Martial to Son.

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              10 could be caught else where. Still, you do have a point.

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Probably Fernandes

        4. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Fernandes

        5. fridge
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Fernandes out of those 2

      • Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Leading in my ML, Tuesday was a dream with my 3 Citizens hauling.
        Yesterday, my 3 Red Devils let me down badly, then my 2 Reds were a disaster.
        I'm 5 points in front; my rival plays his BB on Sunday.
        Been leading that cash league for 6 months. Crushed 🙁

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          on the postive, you are still in the lead and not chasing a big total.

          BB dosn't neccessarily mean a haul, invariably bench players are cheapies and the chances of ahuling are reduced, especially given there might be rotation.

          don't be despondent, 1 more week to get a better score then your rival - perfectly doable.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Well he's played his hand extremely well since GW30+, closing a 100-point gap. He's got Auba and Martial; I've got Bruno and Rashford. Don't fancy my chances - will need huge dose of luck, which I don't deserve with careless transfers and captain choices.

        2. n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I was 100 points behind in cash lg at the restart....after a great bb in 37 I'm now 1 point ahead ans on a fh....my rival doesn't have any chips.

          Now need to work out stately to stay top

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Woah, are you the rival I'm talking about????? Identical scenario!

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Haha.....i think they goaters comment is bang on the. BB not as strong on a single gw and no doubt you can see his bench.

              If he had FH then there would be an issue

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 29 days ago

                Oh, not identical - he plays his BB in GW38+. Can see and read the obvious transfer. 1FT 0.5m, gotta be Button to Martinez. with Pope that's 2xGK clean sheets. I can't keep up without taking hits, which would be digging myself in deeper. Can only keep my fingers crossed.

                1. n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 29 days ago

                  Yes agree, taking hits is not worth it at this point...on the otherside I thought arsenal where poor and see Watford atleast scoring due to their position

      • Dele
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        So Jesus not starting this weekend?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Would it make any difference if he did?

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Why?

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            started last 2 games in a row and played full 90 mins.
            And was pretty rubbish.

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              good point

              also, with CL game coming up, he may not want to risk him from start

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Hopefully early team news helpsus!

        4. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          That's the popular opinion here but who knows...

        5. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Not sure he will.

        6. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Theres nothing to suggest he wont. He literally always starts

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            This

          2. HurriKane
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Actually plenty

            -Played 90 mins which he usually never gets. Could be a hint

            - Plus Sterling up front will help his golden boot fight

            - Started 8 matches in a row and is due a rest

            1. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              - played 90 vs Newcastle, started vs Liverpool next game. Played 90 vs Southampton, started vs Newcastle next game, played 90 vs Arsenal, started vs Watford next game.
              - Think Pep will be more concerned about consistency within the team going into the champions league rather than changing their system to a false 9 to accommodate a near impossible golden boot win
              - people have been saying he is “due a rest” for the past 5 matches yet he continues to start every single game

        7. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          There could be a chance for bench cameo

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I can see a starting front 3 of Sterling flanked by Foden and Mahrez, but .... Pep!

            1. n14mul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              But foden played Full 90 and seems to play every other game

        8. fridge
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Probably falls in to the don't sell, don't buy category?

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

            Sell for Kane looks appealing

      • Mweene
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Play Fernandes or Jimenez?

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

          Jimi.

      • akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Pope,Martinez
        TAA, Aurier,Wan-bissaka,Lascelles, J. Robinson
        Bruno, Martial,KDB,Son,Pulisic
        DCL, Vardy, Nketiah
        Bank: 0.3m, FT: 1

        A. Vardy -> Jesus/Lacazette
        B. Pulisic -> David Silva
        C. Bruno/Martial -> Mehrez

        please suggest if any hit is worth?-4 or -8 to get rid of vardy

      • The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        FH team, defence looks a bit weak, mainly focusing on strong attackers - is it all good?

        Martinez (Button)
        TAA / Pieters / Branthwaite (Johnson / Williams)
        Son / Salah / Sterling / Dilva (Guendo)
        Kane / Auba / Greenwood

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 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. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Agree on Pool. Still stuck with Mo and Trent since no point in taking hits to replace.

        2. Bruno Commando
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          wow thanks for this! now i don't feel so bad seeking pulisic!

        3. fridge
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Very helpful, thanks

        4. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yeh, with 1FT and no chips I can't do much other than avoid giving the armband to a Red or Red Devil.

        5. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Great info. Cheers

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Who’s your captain?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Sterling and it's not close imo.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Wish I had. Imo the best choice.

          2. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I’m probably going with Kdb.

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Depends who is in my team 😀 (not yet sure)

          Looking at Aubameyang/Son for a laugh.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            That’s the beauty of this final week. Lots of variables and all on the line. Love it!

            Chasing a 1 point lead myself btw... 🙂

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Kane or Sterling

        4. fridge
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Probably going to be Dilva

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Would be amazing if he went off with a bang. Good option for sure. Will he be subbed earlier?

        5. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Going Kane

          It’s a punt over Sterling but reasoned anyway. Doubt Sterling will finish the match, doubt he’ll get another pen and there’s so many ways points can split at City.

          Palace are leaky -,and there’s been a great captain run against them since 30 once you discount Burnley Villa and Bournemouth

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Sound reasoning... although Sterling can destroy those reasons. Still Harry a good option.

      • Colgz
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Anyone sticking with Taylor for Burnley?

        Cheers

      • Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Anyone fancy Auba to haul against Watford fighting for survival? A is my current FH team but toying with the idea of B..

        A) Martinez + Pieters + Antonio + Auba
        B) Ederson + Gomez + Son + Greenwood
        Rest of team:
        Bardsley Aurier
        Salah Martial Dilva Sterling
        Kane

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I don't like B. Ederson low ceiling. Gomez likely to get nothing with Liverpool's goal wide open.

      • POLSKA GOLA
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Which ONE City midfielder would you leave out on FH and why?
        A) Sterling
        B) Kdb
        C) Mahrez
        D) Dilva
        I’m aware of the hot topic on City assets suggesting A, B & D but NOR at home sounds like a game Mahrez could prosper in after his rest

        1. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          probably lose KDB especially if Pep hints at Dilva farewell match.

          Dilva seems make KDB play deeper. We're not sure KDB is on pens anymore. That's sensible but maybe KDB

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Have people gone off Wood? Not seeing him in many FH teams. Surely a great option at that price and fixture?

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I thought I was going for Willian+Vardy->Dilva+Wood but I’ve decided it’s not worth the hit.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          True, but maybe a better bet to invest in Burnley defence.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Id still double on their D. Triple is a bit too much

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I'm trying to go for explosive players in attack if possible.

          If I can't find any, then Wood will be easy pick.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            I think he’s perfect to have to allow the funds for the more explosive players. He also could be explosive himself, Brighton are rubbish

        4. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Great enabler for sure.

        5. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Firmly in my team and happy with him .... but I don't have a FH option. If I did then he'd probably still be in there.

        6. Werner Brothers
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          1 goal vs 9 men norwich.... Plus his teammates will be focusing on CS

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            After going down to 9 men norwich stuck every player behind the ball which made it difficult for him

            1. Werner Brothers
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              He's not vardy type striker who needs space to exploit. He's a big striker who just need to stay at the penalty box waiting for crosses.
              Surely his teammates doesn't create much chances for him, even with 2 men advantage.

              & Combine with their focus to CS, I'll stay away from him.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Right, which is why I wouldn't run away from a defensive triple up, here.

      • LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Bit Silly?

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

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Good moves I think..

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Risky imo.

          1. LOLarov
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            haha this doesnt help!! I thnk your both right haha

        3. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Good move, Bruno looks done and Vardy pretty much on his own with a out of form Leicester

      • Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Mr dependable (Salah) or mister rollercoaster (Sterling) for C?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Raz for me. He found the onion bag whilst Salah seems to have lost it.

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Ill probably do the same. Mostly cause of ML situation though.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Mr Dependable's away record:

          Away Games (With Mane vs. Without)
          - With Mane Starting: 36 points, 11 games, 3.3 PPA
          - Without Mane Starting: 48 points, 4 games, 12.0 PPA

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Cheers. It’s just that Salah has almost always performed as my cap, while Sterling has failed almost every time. But home match against Norwich seems to juicy to ignore. Will he start though?

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              Salah could hattrick away to that Newcastle side - he's just got this weird millstone around his neck in away games so far (when Mane starts with him)

      • manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        DSilva rising tonight which would price me out of. Any reason not to pull trigger on this?

        Out: Foden Doherty
        In: Dsilva Pieters

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Looks good - cant see wolves cleaning & cant see Foden starting

          Can easily see Dilva returning + Burnley CS

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Looks good to me

      • Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Time to talk money...

        ML1 - 1st: £300, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £80

        1st - 2208 (has TC) with:
        Pope* (Button)
        Trent, AWB, Fernandez* (Taylor, Saiss)
        Salah*, KDB, Bruno, Foden, Willian*
        Vardy*, Ings, (Jimi)

        2nd (me) - 2178 with:
        McCarthy (Patricio)
        Trent, Cresswell, AWB (Doherty, Egan)
        Mane, KDB, Bruno, Foden, Antonio
        Ings, Greenwood (Jimi)

        3rd - 2160 (has TC) with:
        Henderson* (McCarthy)
        Robbo*, Doherty, Aurier*, Baldock* (Otamendi*)
        KDB, Dilva*, Martial*, Traore, (Mount)
        Auba*, Jimi (Ayew*)

        I'm dead right?
        2FTs and 0.2 ITB.
        Was thinking AWB, Doherty & Jimi > Pieters, Bardsley & Kane/Auba

        Any other thoughts/suggestions welcomed.

      • Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A. Auba & Mahrez
        B. Salah & Ings

      • Irish Villan 1985
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Lads, need some help....Amy advice on this team?

        GW38 Current Team:

        Pope

        TAA, VVD, Alonso

        Salah, Fernandes, KDB, Pulisic, Martial

        Greenwood, Kane

        Thinking Pulisic to David Silva? Have my TC left....

      • Sondre van Bank
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        a) Vardy and Pulisic ---> Sterling(C) and Wood -4
        b) Vardy and Pulisic ---> Dilva(C) and Kane/Auba -4
        c) Vardy ---> Kane/Auba

      • Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Leading ML by 20 for £500.

        Rival has - Ings,Jimi, KDB and Foden vs
        My - Vardy, Jesus, Sterling and Dilva.

        I have no FTs but would you take a hit for
        Vardy to Ings to cover? Or gamble on Kane or Auba? or stick?

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

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Vardy to Ings to cover seems best in your particular situation.

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            thanks Camzy