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How important are penalties in FPL and which Premier League players take them?

The spate of penalty awards in the opening three Gameweeks of the 2020/21 campaign has not just had a seismic effect on the Premier League, it has also started to influence thinking in the Fantasy world.

Four of Jamie Vardy‘s (£10.0m) five strikes this season have come from 12 yards, for instance, while 17.5% of all goals scored in the English top flight have been spot-kicks.

So how much attention do we Fantasy managers pay to those on penalty-taking duties and what effect might this week’s developments have?

We will run down the most asked questions in our article below.

HOW DOES THE CURRENT RATE OF PENALTIES COMPARE WITH PREVIOUS SEASONS?

There have been 20 penalties given in the Premier League so far this season – as many as we witnessed in the opening nine Gameweeks of 2019/20.

Unsurprisingly, that average of 0.71 penalties per match is much higher than we’ve seen in any other Premier League season.

Six of those 20 spot-kick awards were for handballs and it’s this particular type of offence that has been causing consternation in the footballing world over the last month.

We only saw a half-dozen handball offences penalised with penalties in the whole of 2017/18, to provide some context, and we’d be on course for a ludicrous 81 spot-kicks in 2020/21 for handball alone if they were to continue being awarded at the current rate.

Part of the reason for the early-season spike has been the Premier League’s adoption of the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB) stricter handball law.

This isn’t a new rule as such, as it has been in operation on the continent and in international football for some time, but the Premier League had been put under pressure ahead of this season to toe the party line.

The introduction of VAR has generally led to even more handballs being penalised, with the video assistants able to spot offences that an on-field official might have missed.

ESPN’s Dale Johnson has done some excellent work on this, highlighting how the combination of the IFAB’s interpretation of handball and the rolling out of VAR (which became widespread after the 2018 World Cup) affected the penalty statistics – the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign being something of an anomaly:

*calculated to 380 games for comparison

WHAT DEVELOPMENTS HAVE THERE BEEN THIS WEEK?

An exclusive report from The Athletic’s David Ornstein and Matt Slater this week has revealed that we could see greater leniency being shown in handball decisions from as soon as this weekend.

An agreement was struck at a Premier League meeting on Tuesday to allow referees to apply “greater subjectivity within the existing rules”, even if they don’t have the power to alter IFAB’s law itself.

Ornstein and Slater report that “proximity and arm position are the key factors in the change” but it should be noted that anything that hits a hand above head-height would still be a penalty.

So the controversial decision against Eric Dier (£5.0m) would still have stood but, as Johnson outlines below, half of the six penalties that came about through handball might not have been given – although “subjectivity” is a key word above.

So, we might see a reduction in the frequency of penalties given for handball but still enough for the total number of spot-kicks to increase on previous campaigns.

WHICH TEAMS ARE MOST LIKELY TO WIN PENALTIES?

The million-dollar question – and one that unfortunately doesn’t come with a convincing answer.

Far greater minds than ours have attempted to solve that riddle using different factors, with mixed results.

One would assume that penalty box touches and fouls won would be a decent barometer but Simon from Analytic FPL crunched the numbers recently, coming to the conclusion that, while there was some significance, spot-kicks were “mostly random”.

Certain players and teams do seem to be more predisposed to win penalties (Manchester United have been top for spot-kick awards in each of the last two years) but figures veer wildly from season to season.

Crystal Palace (in no small part thanks to Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m)) hit double figures for penalty awards in 2017/18 and 2018/19 but that figure fell to three last season.

Manchester City are a team we might expect to win a lot of spot-kicks given their pace and possession and they did indeed get 11 of them in 2019/20.

Only four were forthcoming in the season before that, however.

WHO TAKES PENALTIES FOR THEIR CLUBS?

A total of 14 players from 13 different clubs have already taken penalties this season but not all of them are first in line at their respective clubs.

Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) took Leicester City’s fifth spot-kick of 2020/21 with Vardy off the field, while Richarlison (£8.0m) was given the nod in Gameweek 3 with last season’s spot-kick taker Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.9m) not on the pitch.

John Lundstram (£5.4m) and Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) also both benefitted from teammates either being unavailable or benched.

Oliver Norwood (£4.9m), Billy Sharp (£5.9m) and David McGoldrick (£5.4m), all of whom have taken penalties in the previous two seasons, weren’t involved when Lundstram missed from 12 yards against Aston Villa, while Luka Milivojevic (£5.9m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) were similarly not on the pitch when Zaha scored against Manchester United – and even then, Jordan Ayew (£5.9m) had the first stab.

There is a degree of uncertainty amongst a few clubs, particularly those where new signings could have a say.

With Willian (£8.0m) and Ross Barkley (£5.9m) departing for pastures new and Jorginho (£5.1m) not guaranteed to be playing every week, who is next in line for Chelsea?

Kai Havertz (£8.4m), Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) and Timo Werner (£9.4m) had all taken spot-kicks for club and/or country before their summer moves, while Tammy Abraham (£7.3m) had been a regular for Aston Villa in the Championship and had stepped up in pre-season ahead of 2019/20 – for what that is worth.

The three players who were responsible for all seven of West Brom’s penalties in the Championship last season are no longer regulars, while Mark Noble (£4.9m) being the sacrificial lamb when West Ham moved to a 3-4-3 has also opened up a void from 12 yards in east London. Michail Antonio (£6.3m) assumed responsibility towards the end of 2019/20 when he was reportedly chasing a 10-goal bonus but Tomas Soucek (£5.0m) was a regular taker for Slavia Prague before his move to England.

Wesley‘s (£6.0m) injury and Anwar El Ghazi‘s (£5.9m) recent omissions leaves a window of opportunity at Aston Villa, too, with Jack Grealish (£7.0m) potentially next in line despite missing from the spot in 2019/20.

As ever, the list above and on our Set Pieces tab is an evolving one and will be refreshed throughout the campaign.

What Threat Do the Penalty Takers Offer From Elsewhere?

While Fantasy managers may stop short of building a “pen-plate” FPL squad consisting purely of spot-kick takers, being first in line from 12 yards doesn’t do any harm.

Ideally, though, we’d like our penalty-takers to also offer threat from elsewhere.

The table below looks at expected goals (xG) without penalties and expected assist (xA) statistics from 2019/20, excluding bit-part players and levelling the playing field by calculating all numbers “per 90 minutes”.


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309 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fiqz Fariss
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Who is anyone transfer Son to?

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I might save

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I did Son > Mahrez. I don't like it though. Feels like a mistake. We will see.

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why did you transferred him and now you don’t like it? I think Mahrez could go mental vs Leeds tbh

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I don't think he'll start after watching the cup game.

          I transferred him to bank a price rise from Son.

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Did he play 90 min? I can’t see him not starting tbh. I don’t think Bilbao is ready and it’s a must win for City

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              He has played 90 mins in both the league and the Cup.

              1. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Not sure if he’s going to Algeria national team but I still think he’ll start vs Leeds

          2. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I think the same thing. I am just going to hold onto Son - it is only 1 game.

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              I’ll be keeping him too if it’s only one game for sure

          3. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Who do you think will start over him?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              See last page.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Mahrez it seems. Did Son/Brewster to Bissouma/Ings myself, not sure I would do it again

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Barnes or hold IMO

    5. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m thinking Barnes but most probably will save FT if he’s going to be back after Internationals. Really good fixtures and becoming a differential

    6. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I did son to barnes. Gives me 2 mill itbif I need to bring him back or use elsewhere

    7. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Still unsure but there's plenty of options to be fair.

    8. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’d hold unless you’re moving him to Sterling/KDB/Salah/Mane.

      I wouldn’t sell for anyone his price or cheaper

    9. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Did Son > Zaha. Think he can get something against Chelsea.

  2. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Who to captain this week?

    A) Salah
    B) KDB
    D) DCL
    D) Ings
    E) Jimenez

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

      Dcl is C 🙂

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        If you already decided DCL (c) then why do you ask? 😛

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

          Meant option c)

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I know, hence 😛

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sterling

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How can he actually captain a player that he doesn’t have?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          haha

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Quick transfer. 🙂

    3. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A or D for me

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

        Thanks, finally an answer I can use 🙂

    4. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      b

    5. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A pretty comfortably, followed by B

    6. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I love a good DD.

  3. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just watched Fulham va Brentford

    Benrahma is an unreal player. New Mahrez in making

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Did you see the reverse nutmeg played blind ......wow

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Insane skills honestly, have been watching for some time and he can go right to the top

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Good tonight and great goal butbhe was terrible in the play off which is the only other time I’ve seen him.

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I haven’t watched those games, was he that bad? I’m surprised because whenever I watched him he’s so impressive

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              He was really greedy but nothing he did came off. His teammates must have been really pissed off at some of his decisions

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                He's great for the circus...

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Clearly didn’t watch the Play Off Final then. Went missing when it mattered, woeful performance

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No I didn’t watch that game but watched number of other games. I think he’ll be a star

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Great performance, against Fulham..

    4. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yep, soon to be Premier League player.

  4. Steerpike
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Given that Salah is starting tonight, I am transferring the armband from him to KdB(C) whilst looking quizzically at Jiminez and DCL(V).

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB also started last night

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      no salah still keeps the armband in my team

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Up the U's

      KDB cap for me

  5. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Feel an upside chase coming on with a Salah to Sterling (c)

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Could backfire spectacularly

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Used to it

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It doesn’t sound like you’ve it anything to lose. Go ahead lad and best of luck

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not with a 4m rank lol but thanks

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Madness

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Defo do it

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The way I see it Lateriser will land a biggie soon and this might be the week to be with him

    4. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think that is running away from upside

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Salah to anyone is an upside this week as he's that awful away from home

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That’s true bu he’s on penos which are given for fun this season.

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah if i do it i could hokey kokey back as im happy with the rest of my team. Landing a captain is always massive. There have to be goals in that game.

  6. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Xhaka's redemption arc is now 100% completed as he captains the side tonight. What a story!

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I feel arsenal will get done tonight

      1. Arteta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You can never rule it out. Salah and van Dijk alone can win them games like these.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Fair play to him (spurs fan), got his head down and put the yards in to get back in the side

  7. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    When is Brewster joining another pl club? He is taking up my 3rd Liverpool spot !!!

    Frustrating

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      you're guess is as good has anyones.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sheff Utd are 1/20 odds-wise, but no firm stories/developments tbh
      Might come down to the wire

      1. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What is the transfer deadline date?

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Before the deadline . . . should be at Sheffield by the weekend.

  8. MJ6987
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Hmm, I wonder where they could have got the idea for this article?

    https://twitter.com/fplmatthew/status/1310985206527070214?s=21

  9. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Better option post IB?

    A) Son & James/Saiss
    B) 7m Mid/Fwd & Robbo

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Going to try and fit Son & Robbo in a 442 if price changes are on my side.

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  10. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Salah red tonight will make things interesting

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Everyone will just get Sterling tbh 😛

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No they wont 🙂

  11. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Terrifying not having Jimenez against Fulham this weekend
    Could be a massacre

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      But it rarely works that way. Some random will get the massive haul

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Couldn’t agree more.

        I’m fully prepared for a week where Livermore and Elneny get brace each

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nah, he never hauls

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I wouldn’t hide behind sofa. Wolves touches in peno box doesn’t look promising tbh. He’ll probably get a goal and couple of bonus pts though

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Jimines 1 goal in an 8 pointer then

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      He'll probably get one goal as usual

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    FanTeam game has only 227 entries but top 588 get prizes. Do these games get massively full by Saturday?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah. People enter late.

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Lewis so close to a drop now. Has burbley at home next stop selling ughhh

    1. matiakez
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh jeez can do without that one, not like we can sell before Burnley though when there's so many other fires to fight.

  14. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    G2G? No FT.

    Guaita
    VVD Saiss James
    Salah KDB(C) Mahrez Zaha
    DCL Mitro Jimmy

    Forster Anguissa Lamptey Mitchel

  15. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Xhaka captain

    Arsenal tv will be full of banters tonight

  16. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Not seeing much love for Bruno Fernandes in WC teams. Why?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Most have Salah, KDB, TAA and want 2+ decent strikers

      Very hard to fit Penandes in with that set up

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      United look poor, not great fixtures, slight injury doubt (probably rumour-mongering, but will put some off)

  17. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I'm playing with some FanTeam combinations right now for after the Intl Break. Curious to see what people like now and then in two weeks time once we're back.

    I'm chopping Werner, Rodriguez (Zouma too although he's 2nd bench and not priority)

    A) Sterling, Maupay, Vestergaard (-4)
    B) Kane, Trossard, Zouma
    C) Werner, Robertson, March
    D) Richarlison, Trossard, Robertson (-4)

    So many interesting combinations are possible.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think D looks the best here.

    2. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sorry this isn't really a helpful comment, but I'm finding myself forced to play 5 at the back this week! The options I have are just too good!

      Robertson + VVD unbenchable anyway, especially vs Villa.
      Digne at home vs Brighton.
      Boly at home to Fulham.
      Bellerin at home to Sheff Utd.

      The lenient budget has really provided so much more room for benching headaches!

      Anyway, to answer your question, one of the ones with Robertson.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Ugh I don't like it. I feel like putting out strong defenders is really tempting in FanTeam but the points can so easily screw you there.

        If a team loses by 2 goals you get 0 points. If it loses by 4 you're on -1. It's more unforgiving than FPL that way. A clean sheet nets you 7 though if the team wins.

        Furthermore, the extra full 90 playing points can make even players like Wijnaldum amazing. He keeps a clean sheet, plays the full 90 and Liverpool win, and he gets 5 points despite doing absolutely nothing offensively.

        Even forwards can get 4 points like that (no clean sheet point).

        I think 3 or 4 at the back is the way. I want another Pool defender for sure.

  18. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Do these players start this weekend?

    A) Foden
    B) Mahrez
    C) Podence
    D) Davies (spurs)

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I reckon they’ll all start (unless injured)

    2. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Davies most at risk. The rest will be alright I reckon.

  19. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Think I've decided to do Werner to Jimmy.
    Either of these worth a - 4?
    A) bruno to sterling
    B) Wilson to dcl

  20. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Folks, was that Fulham’s first team this evening or was it mainly subs and youth ?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      10 changes. So absolutely not. Would not read anything into it.

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It was a completely different team and they were shockingly bad

      1. NateDogsCats
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No different to the first team then

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Good point 😀

    3. Erez Avni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      3 hours, 31 mins ago
      On WC.......

      _______
      Robo, TAA, Justine, ______
      Salah, KDB, Barnes
      DCL, Ings, Jiminez

      Steer, Stephens, Mitchel, Burke

      A. Walker-Peters & Martinez
      B. McCarthy & Lampty

      Cheers!

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nketiah should’ve scored that

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Came to him a bit quickly.

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Anyone watching the womens FA cup semi final?

      Why is the goal keeping standard so poor in women’s football? The outfield play is decent and has come on huge amounts in recent years but the goal keeping never seems to improve

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Height - most pl keepers are comfortably over 6 foot... women over that height are rare And ones that were went into netball

        Ok I made that last bit up

    6. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Great tempo to the Liverpool - Arsenal game. A world apart from Spurs - Chelsea the other day.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No surprise

    7. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      KDB vs Jimi vs Ings are the key choices for the armband (in my opinion!).

      If I had Ings he would be my landslide pick based on form, stats and eye test.

      Between the other two it’s extremely close but KDB has to edge it because he has far more overall goal involvement/ assist potential and higher ceiling.

      For all those championing Salah for the captaincy, I love the guy but check out the defensive and xGC stats for AVL and come back to me....

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Captain KdB, anything else is a bonus.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Oh it’s on him already.

          Sorry reading it back, I can see it reads as me asking who to captain but it was more giving my thought process for the decision!

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Just slap the armband on KDB and be happy

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          It’s on him already! This was just my thought process 🙂

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I'd be more respectful than slapping 😛

      3. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        The models put Salah above all three of those.

        I'm happy to stick with the maths for my captaincy.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          What models?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Kendall Jenner

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            FFF i guess 😛

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              You’ve lose me!

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                😀

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Salah away, no way Jose

          1. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Bollux

        3. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I mostly use fplreview.com. FFHub's is also reasonable I think

      4. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How about Raz ?
        😉

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Also a great shout if people have him for sure!

    8. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      paul joyce
      @_pauljoyce
      ·
      3m
      Everton agree fee for Norwich defender Ben Godfrey £25m plus add ons

      Mina dropped?

    9. Tomas_brolin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m surprised Sterling (c) vs Leeds when he’s playing striker against a team who play football and will concede isn’t that popular. Salah has Aston Villa Away who are strong defensively but still second in the captain poll

      Genuine question, am I missing anything?

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          1 month, 24 days ago

          More people have Salah, that is why they vote him.

        • Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Ive had it on Sterling all week and not changing, could go mental.

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Lewis and godfrey going for over 40m combined would make u think norwich were half decent at the back

      3. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Contemplating Ings captain this week

        I have no Salah or Mane so captain KDB sounds much safer.

        Thoughts?

        Ings, Vardy or KDB?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Jammy Vardy

        2. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Vardy

        3. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Vardy v Balbuena.

          Bloodbath.

          Justin, Barnes and Vardy partay

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Kane goal already