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Fabinho bolsters Liverpool defence as Werner shows promise ahead of West Brom

Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool

  • Goals: Sadio Mané x2 (£11.9m)
  • Assists: Roberto Firmino (£9.4m)
  • Penalty saves: Alisson (£6.0m)
  • Penalty misses: Jorginho (£5.0m)
  • Red cards: Andreas Christensen (£5.0m)
  • Bonus points: Mané x3, Alisson x2, Trent Alexander-Arnold x1 (£7.5m), Virgil van Dijk x1 (£6.5m)

In Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Chelsea on Sunday, Sadio Mané (£11.9m) reminded Fantasy Premier League managers of his goal-scoring advantage over Mohamed Salah (£12.1m) in away matches.

The Senegalese international found the net seven times on the road last season, behind only Roberto Firmino (£9.4m) among his Liverpool colleagues. Crucially, that accounted for 38.9% of Mané’s league goals in 2019/20, a sizeable chunk.

By contrast, just four of Salah’s 19 league efforts went in away from Anfield, 21% of his overall total, and the Egyptian already has one blank from a possible one on the road this season, this time recorded at former club, Chelsea.

Salah was full of running at Stamford Bridge, and he was enthusiastic in the shot once again, but just as was often the case away from home last season, Mané was the one to really shine.

It was his powerful run which forced a last-ditch foul from Andreas Christensen (£5.0m), resulting in a red card shortly before half-time.

And it was Mané’s famed ability in the air that put Liverpool in front. Firmino got around the back of Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) on the right-hand side, crossing for Mané to skip clear of Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) and substitute Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m) and nod beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.0m).

Then, just minutes later, Mané was on-hand to capitalise on yet another catastrophic error from the Chelsea goalkeeper. After giving the ball up to Tomori, he chased down the pass-back to Kepa, blocking the attempted clearance inside the box and firing underneath the panicked shot-stopper for 2-0.

“I think in the first half Sadio was really close to blocking it there already but you just have to do it. I love it when we get rewards for this kind of situation. The first goal was a nice piece of football, everybody involved pretty much. Firmino cross and then Sadio comes in front of his man, so it’s really difficult to defend. Good goal and gave the game the right direction.” – Jurgen Klopp

It is games like this one that certainly bolsters the theory that it doesn’t matter which premium Liverpool asset you own – as long as you stick to the one you’ve got, recognising the strengths and weaknesses in comparison to the other.

Salah gets most of his work done at Anfield, he takes the penalties and usually bests his colleague for the sheer frequency of shots. Meanwhile, as evidenced by the win at Chelsea, Mané is better in the air, receives more of the so-called bigger, higher-quality chances suited to dangerous counter-attacks and typically finds the net more often away from home.

On that note, two of Liverpool’s next three matches occur on the road, Jurgen Klopp’s men set to for visits to Villa Park and Goodison Park. That said, five of their next three are at Anfield, Arsenal, Sheffield United and West Ham the next three sides scheduled to visit Salah’s hunting ground.

Liverpool’s attacking credentials were also boosted at Stamford Bridge as new signing Thiago Alcantara (£6.0m) made his debut in central midfield.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich man came on to replace Jordan Henderson (£5.5m) at half-time after the club captain sustained a thigh problem. Unsurprisingly, Thiago was able to make a big impact on proceedings, stringing together 74 successful passes in just 45 minutes, the fourth-most in the whole match.

Admittedly, such a tally was recorded against a 10-man team but this well-documented ability of Liverpool’s new number six is likely to come in handy when they face deep blocks in the future. Aston Villa (away), Everton (away) and Sheffield United (home) are three of their next four opponents who could employ such a tactic.

“Then we had to make the decision and decided for Thiago because, even without training against 10 men, he’s then pretty much the perfect player on that position, I would say. Everything he did today was completely natural. It was not all perfect but it was natural, so the passes he tries to play are natural. That’s good, really good, nice.” – Jurgen Klopp

After conceding three goals at home to newly-promoted Leeds in Gameweek 1, there was a significant improvement from Liverpool’s defence on Sunday.

That was mostly connected with an incredible, almost man-of-the-match-worthy, performance from Fabinho (£5.5m) at centre-back. The Brazilian dropped into the back-four in the place of Joe Gomez (£5.5m), who had been less than impressive against Leeds.

The Englishman was also absent through injury, as was Joel Matip (£5.5m), but even when Gomez returns, Fabinho appears to have already made a strong case to jump ahead of him in the pecking order. The arrival of Thiago also takes the pressure off Liverpool’s number three having to take part in midfield duties.

Such a drastic improvement upon moving Fabinho into defence will certainly give hope those on the Liverpool defensive double-up, especially with Villa, Everton, Sheffield United and West Ham four of the Reds’ next five opponents.

“Fabinho, yes! If Sadio wouldn’t have scored two goals, I think Fab would be a proper contender for Man of the Match. I loved his performance, he played outstanding. He helped us a lot with the ball and in defending as well, so yes, a proper performance.” – Jurgen Klopp

“Joe actually should be fine. It was not now really a big one but we have to see. We should be fine Monday already. With Joel, it could be slightly different. It’s not the worst thing in the world but a few weeks, a couple of weeks. Probably after the international break he will be ready again. So we have to see. It’s not cool. It’s crazy, in one day ‘bam bam’ but we have Fabinho and he played an exceptional game, so that was really, really nice.” – Jurgen Klopp

“I just told (Fabinho) as well I think he was Man of the Match. To keep out a striker like [Timo] Werner and don’t let him score, overall he was outstanding. Everyone knows how good he is but it shows also that we need everyone. We are a bit unlucky with the injuries now but we’ll need everyone back because it’s such a long season.” – Virgil van Dijk

However, there were a few moments on Sunday where Chelsea went close to scoring, all of which bodes well for their attacking assets in Gameweek 3 when they travel to West Bromwich Albion.

Timo Werner (£9.5m) did manage to get the better of Fabinho on one occasion in the first half. His first touch bounced off the Brazilian allowing the Chelsea forward to burst forward into space down the left-hand side of the box, firing an effort just wide of Alisson’s (£6.0m) goal.

His fizzing pace also earned a penalty in the 75th, as he drew a foul from Thiago. While Jorginho‘s (£5.0m) poor effort from the spot was saved by Alisson, Fantasy managers should consider the impact Werner has had in this department for Chelsea.

The German international has now won a penalty in each of his Premier League outings now, an ominous statistic as Chelsea prepare to face West Bromwich Albion in Gameweek 3. The Baggies have conceded the joint-highest number of shots over the first two matches and already given up two penalties in that time as well.

As a result, Werner looks a key captain candidate for Gameweek 3 both for his general goal threat anyway, as well as his tendency to win penalties. And you never know, Jorginho’s Gameweek 2 miss, and generally poor performance against Liverpool, might be enough to allow Werner to finally take one of his own after a decent record from 12 yards in Germany…

Meanwhile, there was another blank for Kai Havertz (£8.5m) who was unable to get on the ball enough. In light of Christensen’s sending off, he was replaced for tactical reasons by Tomori at the break and during the first 45 minutes he managed not one effort on goal or key pass.

Is that sufficient evidence to sell the midfielder? Perhaps… especially with James Rodríguez (£7.5m) impressing in his first two outings for Everton. But did Havertz show enough against Liverpool for the more patient of his owners to offer one last-chance-hurrah against West Brom’s porous defence? Possibly.

Some Fantasy managers might consider holding him on the strength of his next fixture alone, but there have been some promising off-the-ball runs from Havertz in his first two games. We highlighted some of these against Brighton and a false-nine role on Sunday produce a few more in the opening half of the Liverpool defeat.

The reason that Havertz was unable to make the most of his positioning, for the second match in a row, was a lack of creativity from those around him. Chelsea are crying out for Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) to return from injury, so anyone currently invested in a Chelsea attacker should pay attention to the midweek EFL Cup meeting with Barnsley and Frank Lampard’s next two press conferences to see if he has a chance of featuring against West Brom. If he does, we could see big hauls for the likes of Werner, Havertz, Mason Mount (£7.0m) or Christian Pulisic (£8.4m), if he can regain some fitness.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Alonso, Zouma, Christensen, R James; Kovačić (Abraham 79′), Jorginho (Barkley 79′), Kanté; Werner, Havertz (Tomori 46′), Mount.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, J Henderson (Thiago 46′), Keïta (Milner 64′); Mané, Firmino (Minamino 86′), Salah.

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1,584 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Appreciate your thoughts on this WC

    Martinez Steer

    TAA Saiss James Justin Mitchell

    KDB Raz Son Zaha Podence

    DCL Jimmy 4.5

    0.8ITB and will play 3-5-2

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Template is good

    2. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Would prefer Salah over sterling personally

  2. Vikram Solanki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    anyone else hopping on the Chris Wood train?

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Not with the abundance of options in attack

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      I've got Wood

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      So many attack trains after the joint highest scoring GW in EPL history

      Yet max of 7 attackers...

      ...and it's a record for a reason

    4. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      No New Zulundas in my team thanks

  3. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    How awful does this WC team look? Sacrificing TAA to have a good attacking side:

    Guaita (Button)
    VVD Lamptey Justin (Konsa Mitchell)
    Salah KDB Son JRod (Alzate)
    Jimenez DCL Wood

    0.3 itb - could also go for TAA + Bamford instead of VVD + Wood?

  4. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Bottomed

    Should I Wildcard this team:

    McCarthy, Ryan
    Trent, Davies, Wan-Bissaka, Justin, Mitchell
    Salah, Auba, James Rod, ASM, Bissouma
    Werner, DCL, Mitrovic

    ???

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      If I say yes will you do it?

    2. bootsmanus
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      give us one good reason

  5. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    How do you see captaincy?

    A) Damage limitation exercise
    B) Opportunity to make ground on others with differentials

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Mixture of A and B really, depends if you're leading or chasing

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      C) Predicted highest scoring player in my team

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      I captain who I think is most likely to score most points.

    4. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Damage limitation in GWs where there is a clear captaincy option like Salah, in other weeks go with a differential to make up ground

    5. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Both imo. Depends on the week and who my options are.

      I captained Antonio for his 4 goals against Norwich while my last 2 GW captains have been Auba as in GW1 I didn't own Salah and he seemed to be a safe pick.

    6. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      I have a new strategy for captaincy this season. Team structure is Salah and a bunch of 8.0-9.5 players. Will captain Salah at home, and then "punt" on mid priced players when Liverpool play away. Have Martial, Jimenez, Son, Richarlison as punt captains. This week i captained Martial unfortunately. So i'd say it's 50-50 Salah vs. punt for me.

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        This was my preseason strategy that I had to dump with a WC for GW2 because all 8.0 to 8.5m mids went into a coma

        I favour capping mids over forwards, so I guess it still works for you

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Haven't had a season in long time with good assets in that market, i think Firmino was he only nailed player in that category last season? Werner, Pulisic, Ings, Mahrez also options now in that range. Will see how it goes next few weeks.

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Interesting approach

    7. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      C) The opportunity to pick the player I think has the best form and/or fixture to score me double points.

      Simple as that really. If it's the end of the season and I'm chasing in my ML, then I might go for a differential or just somebody my rival doesn't own.

    8. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Cheers all for the inputs - it really should be as simple as whom you think scores the most points each week and I will try and ignore things like ownership %s

      Between KDB (LEI) and Grealish (ful) for me hence why I am asking

  6. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Would you rather have...

    1. Trent & Foden
    2. Van Djik & Jrod

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      2

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      B

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      2

  7. The Wise Owl
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    What's happened to Azpi at Chelsea?

    A) Why is James playing ahead of him?
    B) Why isn't he playing CB?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      James looks to be preferred to Azpi now. Azpi will feature and can come in at CB when a 3-4-3 is deployed

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Just seems strange to do that to a player that has done a lot for Chelsea, unless Azpi caused them problems in defense?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          It's not so much about defence (though it should be) but what James and eventually Chilwell will be able to offer in support of the attack.

          1. The Wise Owl
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            True, for 5.1 with a goalkeeper likely to come in, I'm hopeful James will be a solid choice

      2. The Handsome Hunk
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Are u sure enough ?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Enough to now have James in my team yes

          1. BENOIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            apparently Azpi is only just returning from a hamstring injury

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        I think the main surprise is that Alonso is starting over Azpi in a back 4

        James is good

        Alonso...?

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          see above

        2. The Handsome Hunk
          • 5 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Alonso did well against Salah. 2 goals have come from LW wing side which is falling into James area.

  8. jk_footyfan
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    RM WC T.

    Martinez | Steer
    Saiss | CTaylor | Lamptey | [Mitchell] | [Dunne]
    KDB | Salah | Hamez | Son | [Klich]
    Werner | Jiménez | Mitrović

    0 itb. Planning to play 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 by rotating Mitro/Klich.

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Podence over Klich? Much better option imo.

      1. bootsmanus
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Hmm not too sure about that... Klich has penalties, will be a big factor this season.

      2. jk_footyfan
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        Isn't 3 Wolves too much? I already have Jimmi & Saiss.

        1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Love the fixtures, personally.

        2. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          27 days, 12 hours ago

          Look at Wolves next few fixtures vs Leeds.

          Leeds won't get penalities every game and beyond that Klich doesn't offer much. If you watched the match yesterday, you would have seen what Podence offers.

          FYI - I've switched from Klich to Podence on my WC.

          1. The Handsome Hunk
            • 5 Years
            27 days, 12 hours ago

            Can you elaborate the glimpes of Podence u saw?. Because I am very inclined to have him in team but not sure though.

            1. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 12 hours ago

              Could have got himself a goal or two if for a bit more composure or better finishing. Assisted for Jimmy after nutmegging KDB! Seems will create a lot of chance and will score too. Next few GWs scream CSs for Wolves which means an extra point for him.

              1. jk_footyfan
                • 1 Year
                27 days, 12 hours ago

                Would you prefer Jimmi to Ings & Klich to Podence?

    2. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I don't like the benching headache personally, looked at it myself.
      Would rather upgrade a defender

      1. jk_footyfan
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I kept both Mitro & Klich due to a different headache of choosing one to downgrade. lol

  9. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Thoughts..WC

    Martinez Forster
    Trent Saiss Justin Dunne Ferguson
    Sterling Salah Son Greenwood ( if we don’t get Sancho) Foden
    DCL Jimi Brewster.

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Not sure on Foden's minutes and would rather have a 343 setup with all the great options.

  10. BinManJack
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    What do we think of this possible wildcard, or do i hold current team?

    WC:
    McCarthy
    TAA / Mitchell / Justin / Saiss* / Keane*
    Salah / Sterling* / Son* / Rodriquez* / Mendy*
    DCL* / Jimi* / Brewster*

    Current Team:
    McCarthy
    TAA / Mitchell / Justin / Saliba / BDavies
    Salah / Auba / ASM / Soucek / Doucoure
    Martial / Kane / Nketiah

    I normally wouldnt wildcard this early but the following look like dropping (Auba ASM Saliba BDavies) and the following look like rising (Son DCL Jiminez Martinez) before the next gameweek!

    1. BinManJack
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      sorry WC team should have Martinez in goal!

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Don't keep Mccarthy!

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 13 hours ago

        lol

  11. BHA_Seagull
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Martial to Jimenez ?

    1. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Yes for me - fixtures.

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Already jumping ship?

    3. The Handsome Hunk
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      No.

    4. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 13 hours ago

      Negative

    5. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      .

    6. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes

    7. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Yep

  12. Goro Majima
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    For the next 6 weeks or so, better option?

    a) Salah + 4.5 mid + 4.5 fwd
    b) Werner + Foden + Podence

    Only one of Foden/Podence would need to play each week.

    Thanks.

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I wouldn't want to be benching one of Foden/Podence each week

  13. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Pieters nailed?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Last season, maybe, this season it seems not. Dyche wants to use Pieters as an impact player it seems.

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Damnit.... Thanks TWO!

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      He isn't. Charlie Taylor is.

  14. krumcake
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Is it worth doing Adams to DCL for -4?
    What about Saint Maximin/Soucek to Podence for -4?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm on the same questions myself. Currently thinking Adams -> DCL because it's a transfer out of the way. Lower risk in ASM -> Podence for -4 because ASM unlikely to get anything IMO but underlying statistics doesn't really appeal to me for a hit with Podence

      1. krumcake
        • 7 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        I think if you look at the stats, neither move is worth it probably. I didn't get to see either of the Saints games though. Not sure how Adams looked.

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      In the long run yes

  15. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 13 hours ago

    Man... What a horror show of refereeing in the Villa game yesterday.

  16. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Is anyone more intelligent than me able to explain the price rise algorithm? It seems strange that KDB (348k transfers in) has risen 0.1 but Rodriguez (479k) hasn't?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Manipulation by fpl to keep casuals playing

    2. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      KDB only unfroze from price rises after last night, so I think that's the reason why

    3. Visionaries
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      T'is a guess, but maybe people getting KDB in are on WC's?

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Several years worth of FPL pricing algo information here: @fpl_statistics. GL.

  17. reason17
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Do we still think Saiss is nailed?
    He gave away a penalty yesterday

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Thiago owners in tears

    2. Jimbo74
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 11 hours ago

      He's not going to be dropped for giving away a penalty. Still nailed.

  18. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/54246745

    No fans back.

    If England goes back into Lockdown I'll call it a day fantasy wise this season. Can't be doing with all the postponements.

  19. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Just wanna be clear on something guys.

    Price changes & Baps being manipulated every season isn’t good enough tbh.People just overlook it but I think it’s time something is done about it.

    It is absolutely not fair & has affected some of my transfers in the past & now. If anyone in Fpl tower is here, please we need a change on that aspect to make the game balanced or just go fork yourself

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      See above. I'm really confused by the price rises last night. Maybe it's something to do with WCs re KDB rising and Hames not.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        No. It is Fpl tower. Bunch of casuals in there trying to make up ground. They do this every damn season

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I don't mind price changes that much but Baps being manipulated is outright unfair.

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Look up. GL.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Fpl statistics isn’t always effective. How can someone who plays this game know who tf would certainly rise in price while other managers won’t & are only banking on @ Fplstats.

        It aint right, buddy. Even Baps being manipulated is bullsht!

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      How were baps manipulated in your opinion?

      Regarding price rises, start of the season is always different to predict, for a few reasons. First reason is wildcards being used more than later in the season. Second reason that isn't talked about on here is teams made after gw1. Not sure what the amount of team was at gw1 deadline, but i'd guess at least one million teams less. This means that players who did well gw1, will be "bought" by new teams, therefore increasing ownership without counted as transfers in.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Nonsense

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Just checked KdB, his bio doesn't have anything on gw1, is this normal?

  20. Sterling Archer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    made the auba to KDB switch last night, will take -4 if ASM is confirmed out as my bench is now really bad! if not i'll just accept his potential 1 pointer.

    don't really feel a hit for 5.5 mids is worth it though

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Podence could be over their nice fixture run

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        Agree

      2. Sterling Archer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 10 hours ago

        Yeh I like Podence, I will just wait 1 week to make the change, it looks like ASM will be ok to play this week then hes gone!¬

  21. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    1.Guaita 4.0
    Or
    2.Ryan Martinez

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      2

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      2

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      1

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      1

  22. eivtho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    To wildcard or not to wild card? Cant make up my mind!

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Taylor KWP Mitchell Justin
    James R Salah Auba ASM Bissouma
    Martial Werner Mitro

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Not imo. Just sell Auba to KDB and ASM to POdence

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        This if you have 2ft

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      How many ft’s?

      1. eivtho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 12 hours ago

        only one ft. worth -4 to get podence inn?

        1. Jimbo74
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 11 hours ago

          Yes, considering his run of games. It's worth it to build your squad at this stage of the season.

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      james. Asm. Bissouma. Mitro and martial are players I wouldn't want.

  23. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    No fans back, absolutely disgusting

  24. FFFoxy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Someone please inform?

    I think there is a glitch on the site. I had Son from GW1. Purchase price 9.0. And kept him. He dropped to 8.9 and now is back at 9.0 but it is saying purchase price and sale price 8.9? Someone please explain. I’m aware that every 0.2 rise above price of purchase translates into 0.1 profit but he has returned to the original price I bought him at? Has there been a rule change?

    1. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Wildcarded for GW2?

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      That definitely sounds like a glitch.

      As long as you haven't removed him at any point (and confirmed it) while he was 8.9, then you should definitely have a 9.0 selling price now.

      That's really weird!

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      if you kept him youre selling price shoukd be 9.0 Ive had son from the start and its saying selling price is 9.0

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      Turn it off and on again

  25. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    E.Martinez*
    Digne* | James* | Castagne*
    KDB* | Salah | Son | J.Rodrigues
    Jimenez* | DCL | Mitrovic

    Steer* | KWP | Reed* | Mitchell

    Worth to WC?

    1. Jimbo74
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 11 hours ago

      No need. I would just change one or 2 defenders.

  26. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    What's going on with J-Rod's price. Is he going to stay at 7.5mil forever?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      They will unlock his price soon

  27. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    On a WC, who do you prefer?

    1. Podence
    2. Klich

    Already own both Saiss & Jimmy, with no Leeds.

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      podence

    2. The Handsome Hunk
      • 5 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      I am also interested. What threat/benefits Podence offers ?

      1. Jimbo74
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 11 hours ago

        Podence has been involved in a lot more goals over his career and Wolves have a great run of games. 2 assists already. And he's nailed.

  28. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Good to go?

    McCarthy
    TAA Castagne Saiss Ayling
    Salah KDB Havertz
    Werner Richarlison Mitro

    4.0; Justin, Reed, Bissouma

    1. Jimbo74
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 11 hours ago

      McCarthy to Martinez. Leeds aren't looking good for clean sheets and Havertz hasn't quite settled yet.

  29. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Thoughts on my wildcard? Thanks!

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Castagne
    Salah Podence KDB Son Foden
    Jimenez DCL

    Steer Lamptey Taylor Brewster

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      As a fellow WCer - what are you going to do if it comes towards deadline time and Brewster still hasn't got a move away from Liverpool?

      I love my Brewster drafts, but I don't want to take up a Pool spot in my team with a non-playing striker.

      1. Jimbo74
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 11 hours ago

        I'm in the same position in order to fund the rest of the squad but I'm happy with Trent & Mo. I don't foresee me feeling that I'll need to bring in another Liverpool player. The bigger concern is having a player who rarely plays for his team, even if he's bench fodder in my squad. I could always change him later on for someone who at least plays.

  30. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 12 hours ago

    Want to go Barnes on a WC, City away first though.

    A - Play him
    B - week punt on Zaha Vs Everton or Grealish @ Fulham

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 12 hours ago

      A