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FPL Gameweek 38+ team news and injury updates

We had a bumper crop of press conferences to wade through on Friday as preparations continue for the final Gameweek of 2019/20.

All but two of the 20 Premier League managers faced the media today, with Mikel Arteta and Graham Potter having held virtual gatherings on Thursday.

We’ll run through the headline injury news and stand-out manager quotes for each fixture, with a more detailed discussion to follow in our Team News tab.

Manchester City v Norwich City

Any concern that Fantasy managers might have had about seeing Raheem Sterling in Saint-Tropez in midweek were assuaged by Pep Guardiola on Friday, with the City boss confirming that he had given his squad Wednesday and Thursday off.

Talking of that decision and the motivation for Sunday’s dead rubber against Norwich City, Guardiola said:

I gave [the players] two days [off] because we had a tough period after lockdown with games every three days. If you play against an opponent playing for something maybe I would not have given two days.

We need to see how the players are ready for Madrid. I know them quite well but this game against Norwich and the way they are going to train this week, we are going to pay attention to how prepared they are for Madrid.

Every game there has to be a target, a focus, a desire to win the game, and maybe, scoring 100 goals is one of the reasons why.

Guardiola wasn’t asked about any injuries but opposite number Daniel Farke had plenty to report, confirming that Emiliano Buendia (suspended), Josip Drmic (suspended), Alex Tettey (knee) and Timm Klose (hamstring) will miss the trip to the Etihad.

Long-term absentees Moritz Leitner (hernia), Grant Hanley (hamstring) and Sam Byram (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Leicester City v Manchester United

Brendan Rodgers will again be without Ben Chilwell (foot), Christian Fuchs (groin), Caglar Soyuncu (suspended) and James Maddison (hip) this weekend but Marc Albrighton (knock) is expected to recover in time.

Rodgers said of Albrighton on Friday:

He will have a final fitness test tomorrow, but he should be okay.

The Foxes don’t have any fresh fitness concerns.

In an interview with MUTV, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Luke Shaw (ankle) and Eric Bailly (head):

We’re going to give them as much time as possible. I’m not going to rule anything out.

Newcastle United v Liverpool

There was nothing in the way of team news from the broadcast section of Jurgen Klopp’s presser, with the Liverpool manager’s media gathering dominated by talk of the title win, Jordan Henderson‘s player of the year award and a beef with Frank Lampard.

There was plenty to report in the north-east, however, with Isaac Hayden (hamstring) and Sean Longstaff (hamstring) potentially in line for a return but the Magpies still missing five of their six centre-halves.

Emil Krafth (knock) is also a doubt and Steve Bruce said:

We might have Isaac [Hayden] and Sean Longstaff. We’ve got a problem with Emil [Krafth], he took a nasty whack to his ankle, we’ll see how he is in the next 24 hours. If they come through, then Isaac and Sean might be available.

[Fabian Schär] has an operation this afternoon so we’re hoping 6-8 weeks and we’re hoping when the season is about to start that he’ll be there or thereabouts. That goes for Lascelles and all of the ones who are injured, Dummett, Clark.

Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers

N’Golo Kante (hamstring) may return for Chelsea’s clash with Wolves on Sunday, with Frank Lampard saying:

There’s a possibility that he’ll feature. He’s trained for the first time towards a match pace this morning, so that’s a decision I’ll have to make – talking with him and the medical team – to see if he’s ready to start.

Not for the first time this season, Nuno Espirito Santo didn’t report any injury concerns in his pre-match press conference and said that Raul Jimenez was “ready to go” following the birth of his daughter earlier this week.

Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion

Charlie Taylor (hamstring), Jack Cork (ankle), Ben Mee (thigh), Matthew Lowton (foot) and Ashley Barnes (hernia) remain unavailable for Burnley this weekend, with Sean Dyche confirming that he wouldn’t blood any youngsters in their clash with Brighton:

No, I doubt it. With all due respect, some of the young players here are good players but I still don’t think many of them are quite ready to start. They might get a glimmer from the bench.

Jose Izquierdo (knee) and Steven Alzate (groin) are the only definite absentees we know about for Albion, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring) and Bernardo (eye infection) thought to be fit.

Arsenal v Watford

Arsenal confirmed in a medical bulletin on Friday that Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) will miss the remaining league and cup matches of this season.

Bernd Leno (knee) is aiming to be back in full training next week, so Emiliano Martinez looks set to continue between the posts.

Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) remain out.

Watford will make a late check on Etienne Capoue (knock), with interim boss Hayden Mullins saying:

No more fresh injury worries. Étienne [Capoue] is going to train tomorrow. Étienne’s been having treatment so we’re going to have a look and see if he’s available tomorrow for us to train and have a look at him.

Southampton v Sheffield United

Chris Wilder said that Sheffield United have got “a few issues” heading into Gameweek 38+, with the Blades boss citing fatigue and knocks.

Jan Bednarek (muscle) should be back for the Saints, meanwhile, with Ralph Hasenhuttl saying:

He is back in training, and fit and available for the weekend. Injury wise, we have Sofiane (Boufal) and Moussa (Djenepo) still out, but the rest are fit.

Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur

Jose Mourinho confirmed that Tanguy Ndombele (unspecified) is his only injury-related absentee on Sunday with Dele Alli (hamstring) now fit.

Eric Dier also returns from a four-match ban.

Mamadou Sakho (muscle) has joined Gary Cahill (hamstring), James Tomkins (thigh), Patrick van Aanholt (shoulder) and Christian Benteke (suspended) on the sidelines for the visit of Spurs but Luka Milivojevic (knee) could make a swift reappearance, with Roy Hodgson saying on Friday:

The only one who may have a chance is Luka. He missed training yesterday and trained today. We’ll wait and see if there’s any reaction to the knee when we get together tomorrow.

Everton v Bournemouth

Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Friday that Yerry Mina (thigh), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (knee), Fabian Delph (muscle) and Mason Holgate (shin) will miss the visit of Bournemouth, so teenager Jarrad Branthwaite looks poised to continue alongside Michael Keane at centre-half.

Moise Kean was passed fit by the Toffees so he could be line for a start based on Ancelotti’s comments last Monday.

Eddie Howe revealed that Bournemouth will have to “wait and see” on whether Nathan Ake (groin) will be able to feature at Goodison Park but Adam Smith (concussion) should return.

On Ake, Howe said:

He’s got a very minor groin problem, so we’ll wait and see whether he’s available, that’s still undecided.

Whether he’s fit enough to play from the injury side and also from the fact that he hasn’t trained or really done anything between the injury and now, we’ll make a very late call on him.

West Ham United v Aston Villa

Neil Taylor (hamstring) could be back in contention after making a return to training but Ahmed Elmohamady (hamstring) will miss Aston Villa’s all-important match with West Ham United, which will force Dean Smith into at least one change for the trip to east London.

David Moyes didn’t provide any update on Jarrod Bowen (knock) or Aaron Cresswell (knock) in the broadcast section of his presser but the former was spotted in training ground photos and his manager had previously said that he “didn’t think” there was anything to be concerned about.


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2,213 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steviedwex
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who would u start . Have martial in starting team

    1) Pulisic (WOL)
    2) rashford (lei)

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pulisic

    2. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd probably bench Martial

    3. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1)

    4. Reckoner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pulisic

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Made Vardy to Kane move with free transfer so team is as below- chasing so captaining Kane- I know Foden likely starts off bench ( could still score) but are there any hits you would take? 0 .8 m in bank. Foden to D Silva and Doherty to max 5.1 m defender tempting!

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Doherty
    Sterling KDB Foden Martial Bruno
    Kane(c) Wood

    Pope Nketiah Maguire Fernández

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Probably would do that as Wolves will probably concede

    2. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Same transfers radar, im waiting on city news before match, but certainly will do Foden Doherty -> DSilva 5.2defender (Ota or Garcia).
      Heard city team will be leaked before deadline.

  3. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anyone think Vardy is going to want to prove a point this weekend, think he's been well overlooked this week. He was in my first fh draft this week, and I'm slightly worried that he's not there now

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ironic your post just after mine above:)

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ha everyone's selling him. I brought him in for Ings on a fh and then sold him for Ings at a huge loss. In my experience this will backfire massively 🙁

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah a little. People are ignoring LEI had 3 more days' rest than MUN.

    3. Bring back Rafa
      1 month, 26 days ago

      After seeing what Spurs did to Leicester, and Man Utd being a better counter-attacking side I can see Leicester playing a much more defensive game. Of course, Leicester have to get a result but I think they would be happy with a 0-0 after 70min and try to win it in the last 20min. For me Vardy is a no.
      Obviously, an early goal changes everything

      1. wh05nxt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dammit this is annoyingly logical. With the dodgy defenders you've got to think they're sitting deep, but long ball Vardy has worked before? Guess Vardy needs Kane style finishing (Tot xG horrible on that game, not like tactics won out)

    4. syke63
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Plenty of players have had him last few gws and he hasn't looked good. This makes him a different call but he could click.

      1. wh05nxt
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He's looked alright, should have scored a hatful a couple of games ago. Leicester look a bit devoid / confused but he'll always be the focal point and has some quality.

  4. jamiet
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    **Bottomed**

    GTG?

    Pope (Steklenburg)
    Pieters, Garcia, Lamptey (Williams,Tanganga)
    Richarlison, Sterling (c), DSilva, Pulisic, Salah
    Kane, Ings (Greenwood)

    Or swap to

    Ings & Pulisic > Aub & 4.3Mid (will play Greenwood and drop 4.3Mid)

    Chelsea fan - just not sure i can deal with Chelsea needing a win coupled with needing Pulisic to have a great game (as chasing 20PT Mini League for the Win)

    proper heart or head

    Any (less bias) advice will be greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is this a FH? Those transfers cost points?

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wouldn't be in any rush to sell either of those two

      Pulisic being severely underrated here. By no means someone that should be in every FH team, but surprised he isn't in more.

    3. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I understand your issue. But I think your biggest problem is Richarlison

      1. jamiet
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Apologies, I should have mentioned this is a FH team

        For me i just think Richar could haul big against a Bournemouth side that needs to press to scrap out the relegation zone.

        Pulisic is a dream to own - his stats are ridiculous.

        Thinking i might stick with both and ignore the Aub - Watford need to fight

        Appreciate the feedback though - Its good to get a different eye on things

        1. That Posh Bloke
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Aub could be benched.

  5. Reckoner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A 5th defender to buy for a BB chip, 4.5m itb (replacing injured Taylor)

    A) Bardsley (have Pope&Pieters)
    B) Mings or Target
    C) Cresswell or Diop

    Thanks and GL all!

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not keen on triple up so Targett

      1. Reckoner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Me neither, one goal from Brighton would wreck my mini league last straw in a sec 🙂

    3. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A. Go for the triple up.

      1. Reckoner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        All or none, that's the last GW proper move when having nothing to lose I guess

  6. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Have two free hit drafts at the moment. Which one do you prefer. I know it’s frustrating, but would really appreciate your thoughts as the gap between me and my rival is tight
    1:
    Pope
    Trent, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling, D Silva, Mahrez
    Kane, Ings, Greenwood

    2:
    Pope
    Trent, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling, D Silva, Mahrez, Pulisic
    Kane, Greenwood

    What do you guys think? You can just put a 1 or 2 in the chat!

    1. dontyouknowimloko
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      So Ings vs Pulisic? Both up against good defences

      1 for me - Ings on pens and 2 goals from golden boot

      1. Bring back Rafa
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ings for me too. Sheffield could be at the beach

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ings

    3. type248
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      2

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks guys

  7. That Posh Bloke
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is Ederson, Mahrez and KdB terrible? Had for ages and don’t wanna take hits. Thinking of just leaving it.

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      They are good but sterling is a solid captain choice, unless you have someone good for the armband...I’d find a way to fit him in and cap

      1. That Posh Bloke
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It’d cost me 8 points. I don’t think that’s worth it.

    2. Bring back Rafa
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It's solid..

      Not worth taking a hit, to lose a City player

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Agree with this

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ederson probably not much more than 6pts. You can get that cheaper elsewhere

    4. Reckoner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have KDB, Mahrez and Jesus ; chasing 40 so captaining Mahrez (if starts) and hoping for a miracle

    5. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would rather sterling over kdb. Would also assume there's a gk as likely for a clean sheet (or as near as) as ederson allowing you another city attacker hut depends on your goals for this week / season

      1. That Posh Bloke
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I get that but losing Ederson means losing 4 points too, so not really sure it’s not worth a transfer.

        1. wh05nxt
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Touché, was thinking FH. if you have him, keep him.

  8. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which to play?

    A) Wood
    B) Greenwood

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Greenwood. They need to score. Burnley dont. That game will be boring as hell

      1. Reckoner
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This I hope too.

    2. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think there's an argument that if you're chasing and they may play greenwood then going wood is fine. Both likely to score similarly.

  9. Defochibe
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best replacement for charlie taylor? Budget below 5.5, I have boly, rico, taa and egan. Using BB this week.

    1. Bring back Rafa
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aurier, easy

      1. Bring back Rafa
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Or Tarkowski, so not so easy (haha)

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bring in Pieters

    3. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aurier

  10. type248
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A. Sterling DSilva Antonio Martial Pulisic
    Kane Jimenez
    -8

    or

    B. Sterling DSilva KdB Martial Pulisic
    Ings Jimenez
    -4

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      So Antonio / kane with the hit vs kdb ings? That shu game could be anything for ings, and kdb likely to play going for the new fangled assists record. Antonio feels a pole chasing points vs villa (non pen xG 6th best since restart), and who knows where kane will be on the pitch. Save the points.

  11. Mac90
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Curious to why Scout Squad didnt choose Debryune as 2nd fav mid

  12. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    0.6m itb. Did jimmy > Ings with the ft. Any suggestions for a hit or two?

    Schmeichel
    Taa Doherty Tark
    Salah kdb Bruno Mahrez
    Rashford ings greenwood

    Martin Foden Taylor ngakia

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Kdb+Doherty->Sterling+Aurier?

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Like that! Thanks. What about Bruno Foden > Dilva Antonio?

  13. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ready for the early team news along with a piece of paper with the following cases:

    A)If Sterling and Jesus ok
    a1)Foden+Fernandes->.....
    a2)Foden+Boly->....
    B)If Sterling and Jesus is on the bench
    b1)Jesus+Sterling+Fernandes->Kane+.....
    b1a)If Foden starts
    else
    b1b)
    etc
    ....
    .....
    it ends in option e2).
    I think that the two strongest cases are e1)miss the deadline and e2)make wrong transfers.

    1. syke63
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      f)ake news

    2. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Been a while since I saw vba fpl code. I think just relax, worst comes to worst and you missed the deadline then sterling still comes on for a 10 pointer. Captaincy the thing for me, if my cap is out then I'll change, otherwise just sit back and enjoy the footy.

      1. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        i don't know vba fpl code.it's good?

  14. Cheeto__Bandito
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane or Sterling -4?

    Need to decide 2nite is the issue...

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sterling

    2. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sterling

    3. Reckoner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Has to be Sterling.

    4. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hard to disagree. Again, if you're chasing someone with sterling then don't bother, but feels like more points is with sterling even with the hit.

  15. Kane Lane
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Need community advice

    Watched the scout cast video and Andy one very useful information. Now wondering should I just make minus 12 currently 12pts ahead I don't own Sterling my rival has him no doubt he will take out Vardy for Kane most likely cheeky cap Kane. Do I block him bring in Sterling and Kane and Pieters for KDB Ings TAA. Worried a year playing going to last game week.

    Thanks

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Live large and trust in Kdb

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Really HMC Sterling could destory me I got lucky this week Doherty points. My rival been bigging up Kane

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          The 3 in vs 3 out could outscore the other in any given week. Not sure you would cover the -12 outlay. Go with your gut. I’m going to captain Kdb and non sterling owner here

      2. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        how about -4 KDB to Sterling hope Kane blanks

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If he captains Kane and scores well the sideways move to sterling won’t make huge difference. Guess need to see the full XI for both

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      It’s a game. If you can avoid hits, do so.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        then I'm stuck with Salah KDB DSilva Martial

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Fwiw I have the exact same players, though not in ML.

          “Stuck” hardly the words I use.

          I do think Kane will score well this week

        2. That Posh Bloke
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They are not bad players to be ‘stuck’ with. Just cos everyone has Sterling doesn’t mean he’ll definitely do better than those players you have.

    3. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can't we get sterling in without a -8? You buddy will probs cap him, so having him seems wise. Its not that big a lead that you can be too standard, his cap really could win it for him, but I wouldn't want to go into the week him having sterling and me not. But I'd find a less expensive way to do it.

  16. Emm7980
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    22 ahead rival has sterling and greenwood but is prob taking at least a - 4.
    Don't like my front 3 at all this week.

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier tarkowski
    Salah dilva martial Bruno foden
    Vardy Jiminez
    3.9, Doherty foden giroud

    1. Jimi and Bruno >Sterling©and greenwood - 4
    2.salah Bruno Jiminez > Antonio sterling© Kane - 8 exact cash tonight.

    Input appreciated

    1. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A. Losing Salah and -8 is a bit nuts when Newcastle have not defenders left.

      1. Emm7980
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That's what I keep coming back to, but it's a front line of vardy and greenwood plus either foden or giroud.... Not ideal.

        1. That Posh Bloke
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Chelsea, United and Leicester all have something to play for, will go for it, and have been in decent form. Anything can happen, like Kane blanking against Bournemouth

          1. Emm7980
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks, you speak sense. I'll keep Salah and play giroud I think.

    3. Reckoner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1

  17. Sid123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vardy and foden to nketiah and sterling captain for a -8 worth it?

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I fancy vardy this week so not for me

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No, not for -8.

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vote?

    Tierney or Aurier

    1. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aurier as Watford will be desperate to score against Arsenal.

    2. Reckoner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aurier

    3. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Aurier, Tierney if he plays could be as cb

  19. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Trakowski or Aurier? (Have neither team in defence as is)

    1. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tark

    2. That Posh Bloke
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tark as dullfest likely

    3. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      tark if no other burnley

  20. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Finally arrived at this FH:
    Pope
    Trent, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling, D Silva, Mahrez
    Kane, Ings, Greenwood

    Thoughts?

    1. syke63
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      So you be asking any more questions?

      1. syke63
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        *won't

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          So many headaches! Sorry about that

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Solid team

      Really like it only possible

      Would be
      Downgrade taa upgrade mahrez to kdb

  21. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bednarek seems fit what 2 do with swap

    Saiss to pieters or play (saiss) vardy to jesus

    Feel like want 2 make an attacking move as last day

  22. dontyouknowimloko
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which would you choose?

    Jesus Ings Kane (lets me keep TAA)

    Aubam Ings Kane (lets me keep TAA)

    Aubam Jesus Kane (no TAA - 6m replacement)

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      jesus/kane/ings

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ings could mstch augbam also does arteta hsve 1 eye on final

      2. dontyouknowimloko
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        My thinking too but worried about Jesus benching and Auba with a good record v Watford

        Soz, should have put a, b, c

    2. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      c

  23. ㅤRising
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who would you go for if both start Dilva or Mahrez?
    Who would you lose Martial or Bruno?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bruno to Mahrez

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      bruno to silva for me. Hard call its really a toss of a coin type call

    3. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bruno to D. Silva. Bruno looked completely worn out the last match.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        But Mahrez better pick than Dilva

  24. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Good news is I still have my bench boost. The bad news is my plans were derailed by injuries to C. Taylor and Lascelles. I feel like Sterling is a necessity this week. So, now I am pondering which is the better move:

    A) Salah, Lascelles --> Sterling, Aurier/Pieters (-4)
    B) KDB, Bruno --> Sterling, D. Silva (-4)
    C) Bruno, Willian --> Sterling, Soucek (-4)

    I am leaning A because I wouldn't have to take a hit to get rid of one starter for another starter. But it makes me uncomfortable to get rid of Salah before a banged up Newcastle defense.

    Ryan - Button
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss - C. Taylor - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Martial - Willian
    Jesus - Ings - Greenwod
    1ft, 0.7 itb

    Any thoughts?

    1. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Love C

    3. dontyouknowimloko
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C - Bruno knackered, Willian form has dropped plus gets subbed, main plus point is pens.

      Wouldn’t lose Salah and this way you’re getting rid of two off form players for a couple on good form.

  25. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Anything to change here folks?
    Already taken -4 at the start of the week.

    Pope (button)
    Digne Boly Tark (Kiko Holgate)
    Kdb(c) Salah Martial Dilva Antonio
    Kane(vc) Jesus (Nketiah)

    Midnight AU time so might not stick around for team news

    1. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looks like you're all good HMC-O (the aussie way of saying it). Don't worry, that sterling bloke is rubbish anyway. Can't have them all.

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Gold

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      aren't u worry for not owning sterling?

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Damage done the last couple of weeks already. Will just keep and captain the best player in the game chasing the assist record

        1. Totti
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          but i think captain silva then
          as every penalty or foul outside the box silva will play it as a honoring for him for the last game

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            It is tempting but I can’t get away from kdb right now (we’ll see). I reckon either him or just go Kane and hope city spread the points

  26. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pulisic to D.Silva for free

    Yes or no

    Will captains DSilva

    1. wh05nxt
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sure, and the cap for fun, makes it even more worth it. You don't need our approval for a more like that, just go for. It.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can you lose someone else? Pulisic is on fire

  27. Totti
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    who would you lose this week for silva?

    A) martial
    B) bruno

    already playing greenwood

    1. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Maybe Martial, Bruno on penalties and Freekicks

  28. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Shot callers, FH team G2G?

    Martínez
    Robertson, Pieters, Walker-Peters
    D.silva, Martial, Mane, (S)terling, Mahrez
    Ings Kane

    Button, Williams, Connolly, 3.9

  29. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    BB active

    1 FT, 0.8itb

    Pope Martinez
    TAA Digne Doherty Azpilicueta Aurier
    KBD Bruno Martial Pulisic Foden
    Ings Kane Greenwood

    What transfer to be made ?

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      you have to get rid of foden and get sterling or silva

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Foden Doherty -> Dsilva defender5.2 ?

        1. Releasebreaks
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          This will be -4

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            yes do it
            doherty-> walker peters

  30. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Can someone please give me stats to show Dilva is better than Mahrez. I will be waiting

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      i think it's the opposite 🙂

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Exactly

        1. Totti
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          but i think silva will get every penalty or foul outside the box as a honoring for him for the last game

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is that

      A) Dilva has more assists? No
      B) Dilva has more goals? No
      C) Dilva has more bonus? No
      D) Dilva has more returns per minute? No
      E) Dilva has more points per match? No

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No one thinks that

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So nobody should advice Dilva over Mahrez when the option is given

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He might not start. Will be a team news decision I think. If confirmed starting, he could definitely be a good option.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeah everyone should be waiting , I agree, I am.

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Maybe some people have it in their heads that Dilva's last game = most FPL points 😀

    4. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Silva’s stats are far better- it isn’t close over last 4 matches that each played

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Oh I see only the last 4 matches count , I understand now

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Well I just took the most recent ( since restart)

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It's not even true.

        Since restart - David Silva has 1.65xG, Mahrez has 3.19xG

        He's lower on all the key stats, even averaged out per appearance. He's superior on the midfield distribution stats but not in the crucial attacking stats that get you FPL points.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah knew that stats don't back Dilva.

        2. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I don’t want to argue, I just took head to head over past 4 games for each. It’s Silva by a wide margin. But I grant that XG favors Mahrez. I like them both a lot for this week.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      More points since restart.

      Home points since restart.

    6. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Last 5 games (per 90 minutes)

      Silva: 0.38 xG, 0.6 xA
      Mahrez: 0.64 xG, 0.55 xA

      Hmm, I guess not.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Mahrez is better of course, nostalgia clouding judgement

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I'm having Sterling and Silva, and debating between Mahrez, Jesus and KDB for my last spot. With Silva at least I feel there's a security he's going to start and get most of the game, and of course it's a nostalgia pick. I'm not captaining him though like some are suggesting.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Only having 2, Sterling and Mahrez, 3rd would be Dilva

            1. Greek Freak
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Who's your captain? Can't see past Sterling myself.

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Sterling yeah

                1. Greek Freak
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  KDB's xA stats are insane over the past few games btw - I was so unlucky when I triple captained him, and subsequently so lucky when I sold him.

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Worried about not having him

      2. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It's David Silva's last match in a Manchester City jersey. He is one of their favourite sons, and a great player even in the winter of his career. I'm considering captaining him over Sterling. I think the lads will get the ball out to him, if he's not creating the opportunities himself, lol, and send him off with celebration & style!

    7. Releasebreaks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Dilva enthusiasm is that is his last game for city, haul all last home games, plus 100% guaranteed in lineup, might other players pass him to score in last game etc...
      Mahrez could start from bench

    8. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      All this last game stuff is nonsense

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        and yet not really......