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The best way to bounce back from a poor start to the FPL season in Gameweek 2

“Run the risk. If it works out, happiness. If not, wisdom” – Unknown

So then, one Gameweek into the new season and Fantasy Premier League managers already have big decisions to make.

For me, rolling the dice and going without Mohamed Salah (£12.0m) fell flat on its face. It would be naïve to think I was unlucky and those who owned the Egyptian were lucky ‘because penalties’ – FPL is not as black-and-white as all that. I think it was quite the opposite, to be honest. The quote above tells us one thing. If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you don’t gain ‘wisdom’.

I have a sneaky feeling that the Salah of 2017/18 is back. I haven’t seen him this sharp and fit for a long, long time and that it is why it is dangerous to have ‘pre-conceived’ notions in this extremely dynamic game. 

I have spoken a lot about ‘Upside Chasing’ and ‘Big Hitter Switching’ this season but I’ve also spoken a lot about ‘Adapting’. And when Salah puts in a performance such as he did against Leeds, you pay attention. You adapt. You re-align your thinking. 

We’re not talking about any old FPL asset here. We’re talking about someone who finished in the top two overall Fantasy scorers over the last three years and has a proven ceiling of 300 FPL points (which was achieved largely without penalties). 

Salah was struggling with an injury last season and I have a feeling Jurgen Klopp was playing him through it because there was a historic title on the line. It seems like he is over it now. 

Now, I am not going to buy him this Gameweek BUT I am not going to go without Salah for a long time and am working towards a plan to get him. 

He’s fit. He’s sharp. He looks hungry. Liverpool are due some penalties. He’s got increased assist threat. 

Being stubborn will not make you a good FPL player. You have to respond to what you see on that television screen. I wouldn’t stick to a pre-determined plan of chasing fixtures by selling Salah if you had such a plan. In Gameweek 2, he’s facing Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m) for what it’s worth. His troubles between the sticks are well-documented, most recently by David in this match report of Chelsea’s win at Brighton. Shooting on sight might be enough for Salah

For those that got off to a bad start like me (43 points), don’t worry about it too much. I always said Gameweek 1 was somewhat of a shot in the dark with more unknowns than any round of the season. It is how you respond beyond Gameweek 1 that makes you a good FPL manager. 

But, just a word of warning before we draw any drastic conclusions. We only have one week of data so far this season. We don’t know what the norm is yet, meaning we don’t know which match events are the anomalies either. 

If, like me, you went all-in against Salah, don’t forget that you knew the risks and the opposition had a really good hand (not a lucky one but a good one) that came through. You learn from it and move on. The key is that you do learn from it. This is a game of temperament that you need to hold for a season. 

There are a few other things worth mentioning about Gameweek 1 that I’ll take you through. There’s no structure here. Just think of it as me writing in my diary.

We need to talk about Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m). There are so many new ‘toys’ in the market when it comes to exciting, explosive strikers that we might tend to overlook the old, dusty pack of Uno cards which have never really given us a ‘laugh-riot’ game night but it’s never been boring either. 

There is not much to think about here. Jiménez has been reliable for two seasons now. Yes, he slowed down at the back-end of Project Restart but still scored a steady four goals in that run. And it looks like Nuno has decided to go ‘sexier’ with his team this season. They looked more formidable in attack at Sheffield United, Jiménez looked incredibly sharp and it seemed like they created more than they usually do. 

This did have a little bit of an effect on Wolves’ defence though and I thought they looked more open at the back than usual. As it was Sheffield United, they went largely unpunished. The upcoming fixtures pit Nuno’s men against Manchester City (home), West Ham (away), Fulham (home), Leeds (away), Newcastle (home) and Crystal Palace (home). It certainly looks like a night of Uno that’s going to be more fun than usual without the unnecessary disruption of European Football.

How Spurs and Everton's new signings fared in their FPL Gameweek 1 debuts

Remember that year in school when one of the less popular kids came back a changed person one summer before suddenly became a changed person one summer. Over the holidays he went home bought the best gym equipment, went on a shopping spree with a good stylist and became a cool kid virtually overnight. Well, in the Premier League this season, that kid is Everton. 

Everything you knew about them last year is irrelevant. Yes, a certain Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.1m) was a troll during Project Restart and went on a horrible run. But that kid named Everton accompanied by their suave new stylist Carlo Ancelotti went shopping and bought a completely new wardrobe (read midfield) and you now need to view this team completely differently. 

Out of nowhere, the Toffees look creatively competent. Having players who can switch the side of play so easily instead of others that are incapable of making a single forward pass makes a difference I guess. Add to that, they have one of the best ball-winners in Europe protecting that back-line in Allan (£5.5m). The team deserves our attention at both ends of the pitch and you must erase every bad memory you had with this kid last year when he trolled you no end.

Elsewhere, a pair of 4.5m defenders are already standing out to me as the pick of the lot. I’ve got Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) and Luke Ayling (£4.5m) on my watchlist for this price bracket. 

Lamptey, in particular, has immense potential. Brighton looked very encouraging against Chelsea, with Graham Potter instructing much of his team’s offensive play to travel through the full-backs. Lamptey showed us what he can do last season with an impressive performance against Liverpool and seems proficient in creating chances with great reliability.

Someday, we might even get to purchase a nailed-on defender from Arsenal at £4.5m or below. Now that the Gunners are much more solid at the back, I will be keeping close tabs on William Saliba (£4.4m) and Rob Holding (£4.5m) to see who emerges as the better option long-term. It is worth noting that Arsenal’s fixtures don’t become incredibly appealing until Gameweek 8, so we do have time to judge them, which is helpful.

After a major captaincy-fail last week, I really hope this week is easier on me. I am currently having a major heart versus head debate as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) seems like the obvious captaincy pick, but I also happen to be a Manchester United fan. I know the Arsenal man has an easier fixture, based on the defensive prowess (or lack thereof) displayed by West Ham last season and in Gameweek 1 but I also own Anthony Martial (£9.0m) and Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m).

My co-host Zophar told me on this week’s episode of The FPL Wire that West Ham made Steve Bruce’s Newcastle look like prime Barcelona on Saturday evening. I trust his opinion and that has me worried about how much damage Aubameyang can do in Gameweek 2. That said, Manchester United were really effective going forward last season once Fernandes joined the team and Paul Pogba (£8.0m) was fit.

So, with all that to consider, I haven’t yet made up my mind about my next captaincy decision. Traditionally I always like captaining a Manchester United player in the first good home game of the season. And we do play this game for fun, right?

*Looks through post-season notes*

 “You love Tony gloves.”

1,967 Comments Post a Comment
  1. NoSalah'd
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On my wc, which one of Salah and KDB should I pick and why?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think both on a WC

      1. NoSalah'd
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ok, do you not think I need a ManU midfielder too, though? It may destroy my squad balance

    2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Really difficult to say without seeing the rest of your team mate...

      1. NoSalah'd
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Ok. Here it is:
        Ryan
        TAA, Coleman, Saiss, Justin, Mitchell
        Bruno, Salah/KDB, James, Podence, Bissouma
        Werner, Martial, DCL

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Have you wildcarded?

          1. NoSalah'd
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Yes - don't judge.

        2. jaguar shark
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Ditch Bruno, keep both

          1. NoSalah'd
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Fair enough, but it would mean downgrading Werner to Jimenez.

    3. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They are both good picks. Flip a coin?

      1. NoSalah'd
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I might have to! Salah looked really good last game and he is playing Kepa

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Can you respond to my post below pls :p

    4. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Both if on WC

  2. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best combo guys -

    A. Rashford, TAA, Robbo

    B. Salah, TAA, Ayling/Lamptey

    C. Salah, Robbo, Reece James/Saiss

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B with Lamptey

    2. stat sifter 888888
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C.

    3. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B with Lamptey

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Haha! You put no thought into this whatsoever. Lol

    4. Dosh
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi guys, how much importance do you assign to a £0.1 this early on?

    Would you spend an FT on a player that you didn't intend to transfer out (Son in my instance) to avoid the drop in price? I am considering playing the WC ahead of GW3 if that has an impact on the decision.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I’m in this position but I’ll have to take a hit ffs. I’ll have a think about this, hopefully I get another night to mull it over

    2. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Why not then?

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Because I also have Havertz in the squad. It is either Son 》 James or Kai 》 James

        1. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I'm keeping Kai.

    3. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Imo losing 0.1 is a big issue this early on - spurs look wrong, have just made the son transfer out myself. Will sit and wait on them a month.

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Think Vinagre will stay at 4.5 until Saturday? Good chance?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don't think so

  5. stat sifter 888888
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Just checking, but there is no actual confirmation that JRod is on pens for Everton? Richarlison has scored a pen in the Copa America and has been there for 2 years.

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Everton Fans, how much football do you think Siggy will get this season? Would you expect Rodríguez to be on Pens when he is not on the pitch?

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Siggy is sh.t on pens. He won't take any even if he's on pitch. Ancelotti must be getting James or DCL on it IMO

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Do you own DCL by any chance? 😀

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          No one from Everton.
          Looking at Doucoure atm 🙂

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      siggy if on pitch

    3. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      We had 1 penalty last season. Siggy took it.

      But if he’s not starting regularly then Who knows?
      I expect James or Richarlison will be at the front of the queue.

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Do we think Jose may start rotating Doherty with Aurier in the league?
    Especially with Spurs tight schedule

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no. Aurier in cups if still at spurs

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Definitely a possibility. Aurier will play some games, be it in the league or cup

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He did mention he will rotate in one of his pressers iirc

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      You should know. You’re the club captain. Jokes aside, I think there could be some degree of rotation - it’s difficult to tell really

  8. RyanKent14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How’s this looking?
    Could go Rash + Martial instead of Fernandes + Richarlison

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Justin
    Salah Auba Fernandes ASM
    Richarlison Mitro Wilson

    Forster Bissouma KWP Mitchell

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I like it minus Mitro

      1. RyanKent14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yeah it’s a hard price bracket that

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Nice, love the Rich pick

  9. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Final touches on my WC... which combo do you prefer?

    A) 4.5 mid (Alzate) & Chris Wood
    B) Podence & Brewster

    If B, I could use extra 1m to upgrade defence... like 4m def > Egan/Saiss for example.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    3. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B, how's the rest of your WC look, it I may ask?

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Neither if I’m honest, Podence won’t be nailed, have you already got ASM?

      1. NoSalah'd
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Why isn't he nailed? Would Klich be better then?

      2. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not nailed? Maybe not, but rested tonight with the big guns is a good sign?

        For 5.5, can afford the ofd 20/30 minute cameo?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Sorry mean long term you’d expect him to share gametime with Jota

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bottomed sorry.

    So FPL stats now predicted the Manchester players won’t rise. Is this just an update to their algorithm (a guess) or do they have insider info?

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They know nothing 😀

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      What's FPL stats?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Oh lol my bad. You meant fplstats the website

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Massive drop tbh, weird. They've probably tweaked something. May not be the real story & they may have to make tweaks to trial out accuracy improvements.

    4. UnluckyXI
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      They've predicted Bruno, kdb and gabriel to go up for the past two nights so think it's an update to the algorithm.

      Probably quite tricky to get it right in the first couple weeks

    5. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Maybe can’t rise as not played yet

    6. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think WCs might be making it hard to predict. It normally has a few weeks to work it out.

    7. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I wonder what the actual criteria is

      Net transfers or more weight to either transfer in or out

      Form, injury?

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A or B please guys?

    A) Son & Martial
    B) Bruno & Wilson +1m
    C) KdB & Wilson

    Thanks

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Or C even!

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kev

    3. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    4. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bruno and dcl?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not a fan of DCL

    5. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C

  12. bitars
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you wildcard this team?
    I am not at all happy with my team.
    Ryan, Walton
    TAA, Davies, KWP, Vinagre, Mitchell
    Auba, Salah, ASM, Son, Bissouma
    Werner, Adams, Antonio

    -First of all i dont like the dubble up on Brightons keepers as a goalkeeper. Bissouma is my fifth midfielder and would like Trossard. Also looking into getting Lamptey in the future.
    -Vinagre lost his spot.
    -Spurs double up with Davies and Son. Only reason was good fixtures but i rather own some other good player for the money Son costs and Davies probably gonna lose his spot to Reguilon.
    -ASM to far out on the wing and is not effective at all.
    -Werner up against Liverpool and is flagged.
    -Antonio was the player to take out anyway due to the fixtures.
    - Che Adams and KWP might not even start since poor performance in the first match+ in the cup.

    Wildcard team would be.

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA, Digne, Saiss, Shaw, (Mitchell)
    Auba, Salah, Trossard, James, (Bissouma)
    Martial, Richarlison
    and 0,5 itb

    Can then switch Auba to KDB next GW.
    Then if i want i can easily downgrade Digne to get in one of the Chelsea guys or a straight switch Richarlison to Jimenez.

    So what do you think, sensible or craziness?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No just need to make 3 changes next GW tbh

      1. bitars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Adams, Vinagre and who?

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Do what you feel is right mate!! I had a similar team and have Wildcarded even tho my plan was to play a more patient game this year and my defence especially had good rotating fixtures for a long period of time, but as I did last season I’ve used the wildcard in gameweek 2!! My team was...
      McCarthy
      TAA Egan Saïss KWP Lascelles
      Salah Aubameyang Son ASM Bissouma
      Werner Adams Wilson
      And currently I’m on...
      Martinez Steer
      TAA Digne Saiss Lewis Ferguson
      Aubameyang(Salah GW3) Bruno James-Rod Harrison Podence
      Martial DCL Wilson
      Have 1.0 in the bank for flexibility

      1. bitars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Will you go without City assets?

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          This week yes mate, there’s 1.0 in the bank so could do Bruno to Sterling after Bruno plays Brighton as I’d imagine KDB will definitely have gone up by then, or anther option is to use the Aubameyang slot to move between Salah, KDB, Sterling and Mané each week and captain them whoever I think has the best fixture and keep Bruno all season

    3. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      wc not necessary..gradual changes and get the players you want with week to week matchup based strategy..you can do it! maybe:
      roll over tf this week then week 3 -4
      -4 following with 2 more..etc

      1. bitars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks for you're answers guys. I feel like my current team can't score big points this GW. This is a really hard decision for me.

    4. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I just think that this early in the season, there will be another series of must have players after the next gameweek. The players in your GW1 team aren’t bad players, many just didn’t return decent points. GW2 those same players could well return handsomely.

      Just take a -4 if you need to and reassess next week would be my advice. But it’s your team of course.

      1. bitars
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks for the support but i did it 🙂

  13. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Pulisic to Rodriguez/Greenwood
    B. TAA & Pulisic to Digne & Fernandes (-4)
    C. Save FT

    *own Robertson

  14. Alex1995
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Barely seen Mitro in a team on here today, has he just magically vanished from everyone’s squads?

    And do we expect him starting back up top this weekend?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I expect him to start

  15. rokonto
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    When will Martinez be a Villa player on FPL?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Check again

      1. rokonto
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Must be recent, thanks

    2. bitars
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah but more important, will he start this weekend?

      1. rokonto
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Surely, no?

        1. rokonto
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          I mean surely he will

  16. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Which team looks better?

    Team A) No Trent

    Martinez Steer
    Digne James Saiss JUSTIN/AYLING rotation
    Salah KDB Bruno HAMEZ Bissouma
    MARTIAL DCL Brewster

    Team B) Trent

    Martinez Steer
    Digne James Saiss TRENT 4.0
    Salah KDB Bruno KLICH Bissouma
    JIMENEZ DCL Brewster

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Seriously considering no Trent but it's a huge risk

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Fairly easy to transfer him in if it goes south

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Been burnt before whenever I took him out

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            So team A or B? (:

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              A cause more fun - not considering Lamptey?

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                He's passing the eye test but I don't like their fixtures

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Trent.

    3. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    4. liverpool01
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Bit surprised to see the majority voting B
      Thanks guys

  17. BrutalLogiC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Vinagre in cup is bad right. Very little chance of playing league?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not looking great

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes, he has to go for me soon.

  18. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So what’s your prediction for Bale’s price? And will he be a success at Spurs?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      10.5 or 11? He’ll do well but Mou has broken spurs so I’m steering well away

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      9m

    3. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      9.5 and I'm doubtful

    4. Klopp it
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      There's a reason man u ited aren't going for him nomore

    5. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      £9.5m.

    6. beetlejuice
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      8.5

  19. The Frenchie
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A)
    Pickford
    Alexander-Arnold / Coady / Saiss / Justin
    B)
    Pickford
    Van Dijk / Digne / Saiss / Justin
    C)
    McCarthy
    Robertson / Digne / Saiss / Justin

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C

  20. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Gonna do TAA/Adams to James/Martial for -4 but need a nudge. Can someone push me over the edge??

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don’t
      Sell
      TAA

      Yet

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don't do it

    3. Ole.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I can tell you something which will make you reconsider the move?

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Haha, ok what you got?

    4. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I can't fathom why people would get rid of Trent.

      That is such short term thinking.

  21. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So apparently Diogo Jota arrived with the rest of the team at Molineux tonight but then left soon after. Strange. Could be some personal issues, but I hope everything is fine with him.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Apparently had a baby

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I never get jokes here, but if it isn't then I doubt it. His wife is only in her 1st or 2nd month of pregnancy.

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If Jota leaves Wolves then Podence at £5.5m becomes very interesting.

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        People are overreacting. Absolutely nothing to suggest he's leaving

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Fair enough.

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            That said, knowing my track record he's probably signing for a new team right now 🙂

    3. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Must be. NES rates him a lot so I doubt there would have been some sort of bust up etc

  22. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Best combo guys -

    X. Rashford, TAA, Robbo

    Y. Salah, TAA, Ayling/Lamptey

    Z. Salah, Robbo, Reece James/Saiss/Coleman

    If reasons could also be provided, that’d be appreciated

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Y

      It’s got Salah and Trent in the team

    2. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Anyone else please

    3. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think X.

      For 7.5 and 7.0 you get a return on average every week. They'll get at least 10 clean sheets, and they'll get at least 20 assists, and they'll get at least 5 goals.

      Fixture proof.

      You can change Rashford to whoever has nice fixtures.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks for that mate. It’s probably the answer I really wanted to hear

  23. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Just saw the Spurs team against Lokomotiv. So where are all those who were so confident that Mourinho will definitely rotate and play a weaker team??

    Kane, Son, Doh, Davies and Dier all played the full 90 minutes. Expect rotation this weekend.

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Personally never thought they would be rotated - one leg EL games are important

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Same here, wasn't the case for many who were absolutely sure after watching the documentary 😆

    2. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Really? Spurs are on zero points in the league. They struggle to beat teams with their team A, doubt they would want to risk it with their team B

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I think it was more to do with a single leg KO round but the situation became severe after their loss to Everton.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      If there is rotation, it'll be vs. Leyton Orient.

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Yep

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who were the 8 1st team players that stayed at home?

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Can you tell who they were? Certainly bulk of their 1st team players were on the pitch!

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Literally can’t aside from alli, aurier & alderwield

          2 of which are in the window

  24. Klopp it
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thots on this team?

    Martinez
    Coleman, taa, Justin
    Rashford, Bissouma, kiltch, Salah, kdb
    Werner, jimenez

    Bench, steer, saiss, Mitchell, brewster

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      G2G

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Saiss over biss

      1. Azathoth
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        This

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

        This

      3. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Not this.
        Biss over Saiss for me 🙂

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd go for Podence - will start games

  25. NoSalah'd
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Bruno and Werner + 0.5m itb or Salah and Jimenez? Thanks

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      SJ

      1. NoSalah'd
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks. Do you think that only having Martial for ManU coverage is enough?

      2. Azathoth
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        S&J

    2. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Tough one. Probably B

  26. Azathoth
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Reguilón joins,Davies:
    a) goes to bench
    b) plays as LCB

    ?????????

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

      B

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    3. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  27. Tsssst
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Kane and JWP to Rodriguez and Martial worth a hit?

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    2. NoSalah'd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    3. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes. no brainier

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would.

  28. Oooof
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    My captaincy option boils down to Aubameyang vs Salah.

    Has to be Aubameyang this week doesn’t it?

    1. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Salah faces Kepa though

      1. Oooof
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I know what you mean with that, but I always favour the attacking player who is at home although not slavishly as there’s many exceptions.

        Aubameyang seemed much less involved in dangerous areas against Fulham than Salah did versus Leeds last week.

        Hmmm still not sure.

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes.

    3. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yea.

    4. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah.

  29. n-doggg
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    G2g?

    Ryan
    TAA, Dier, kwp, Taylor
    Salah, auba(c), Bruno
    Werner, dcl, Adams

    Nyland, Bissouma, McCarthy, furguson

    0FT, 0.0itb

  30. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Vardy rising quickly, love it

    Son close to dropping today or tomorrow, Vinagre and Puli are extremely risky. If they don't drop before the deadline, they'll drop the day after, unfortunate

    1. n-doggg
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Puli worth keeping

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Depends on pressers but probably, yes