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Timo Werner starts on the flank as Reece James benched for Chelsea

The first match of Gameweek 4 brings a big casualty for FPL bosses as Reece James (£5.1m) finds himself on the Chelsea bench.

He is joined there by Mason Mount (£6.9m), who is also dropped from Frank Lampard’s XI, and injury returnee Christian Pulisic (£8.3m).

Timo Werner (£9.4m) is again stationed on the left flank of the Blues’ attacking midfield three, with Tammy Abraham (£7.3m) leading the line.

New goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) takes over between the sticks after making his debut in midweek, while ex-Leicester defender Ben Chilwell (£5.5m) makes his first league appearance at left-back.

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.9m) slots in at right-back, putting the 16.4%-owned James out of the side.

Crystal Palace remain unchanged from their 2-1 defeat to Everton in Gameweek 3. Michy Batshuayi (£5.8m) is ineligible to face his parent club.

As Lampard revealed in his pre-match press conference yesterday, Pulisic is part of Chelsea’s matchday 18 but Hakim Ziyech (£7.9m) remains sidelined.

Pulisic is in the squad for tomorrow. He won’t start, it’s great to have him back. Ziyech is getting closer but not close enough to be on the bench. I think they will all bring the best out of each other.

It’s a shame we haven’t had them. Hakim will bring something completely different for us. I am very excited to have them fit. I have a clear idea of where I want them to play.

The Blues boss was also honest in his assessment of Chelsea’s centre-back situation and has duly replaced Andreas Christensen (£4.9m) with Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) for this afternoon’s clash at Stamford Bridge – one of six changes in the Chelsea line-up.

That leaves Thiago Silva (£5.5m) as the only retained member of the backline which shipped three goals to West Brom last weekend.

“Most coaches will tell you that you can find a pretty settled back two, you strive for it but it’s hard. Last year we had to change a lot, this year will likely be the same.” – Frank Lampard

Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, is hoping a host of senior players will soon be available for selection:

This week we’ve seen the re-emergence of Gary Cahill (£4.5m), James Tomkins (£4.5m) and Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m). They’re gradually coming back but obviously they’ve been out for a long time so they’re not really ready to go straight back into the team.

We’re limiting the contact work as far as he [Van Aanholt] is concerned as it’s a shoulder injury but it’s good to see those guys back in training.

And we’re hoping we might get [Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.5m)] back in the next few weeks with the international break.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is again part of a two-man forward line for the Eagles, while Tyrick Mitchell (£4.1m) continues to provide value in the budget defender bracket.

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): E Mendy; Chilwell, Zouma, T Silva, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kanté; Werner, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi; Abraham.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Mitchell, Sakho, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, McArthur, McCarthy, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

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  1. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Whatever happened to Joe "wildcarding from a position of strength"?

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/1039/event/4

    1. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      That's a mouthwatering attack though! ***drools***

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        No Liverpool is interesting

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Interesting what you can do by spreading the Salah funds.

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He hasn't spread it. He's just used it on Sterling.

          2. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            It is only .7 extra. Most people have Salah + KDB to his Sterling + KDB.

          3. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He didnt really spread the fund, just added Sterling.

    2. Pinky Blinders
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Sterling C, you cheeky little bastrd

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Beautiful WC

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I really like his wildcard actually.

      No Salah is ballsy too quite unlike Joe.

    5. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You could tell he played WC when listening to the podcast, it was in his voice and attitude 🙂

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Excellent WC

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        It really is.

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Incredible team though

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Apart from the keeper, it's all good.

    8. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Great wildcard team. No way am I watching scoutcast this weak and Joe’s smug chops.

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He saw an opportunity and has gone all in. Something Mark used to do!

    9. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Possibly the saddest opening post to an article I've read on here.

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Link to Fabio Borges team?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Google

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        3 Oct 10:18 IN James OUT Justin GW4

        Oof

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          He will get away with it, they always do, watch him getting some jammy bench points or whatever 😛

    2. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Thank you both

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Looks like Bissouma and Dallas incoming. Not great.

    3. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      that team looks terrible to me

  3. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Already regretting banking that transfer and not doing Timo to Ings

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nah I'm quite happy for now having done the same.

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Hoping we get rewarded but my hopes are slim. GL mate

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      an expensive non scoring winger 😉

  4. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Let's see whether Thiago Silva can cut it in the PL. Unlike Ligue 1, the PL isn't a monopoly.

    Wasn't a great debut last week, moreso given his howler led to a WBA goal.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Always been an overrated player

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        wow

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        lol

    2. Sarriball
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Idiotic statement. Can cut it against the best team in the world Bayern, can't cut it against Burnley Palace Arsenal whoever. Little englander stupidity

  5. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Anybody considering Brewster? Potentially a 4.5m playing forward albeit for the bluntest attack in the league. However is he going to be a guaranteed starter given that he hasn't played a single premier league game yet.

    1. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Great option at 4.5, if only on the account of "who else is there". Sheffield have looked atrocious going forward so shouldn't take long for Brew to get his chance.

      With 2 FT, might go Watkins --> Brewster and upgrade a 4.5 mid to Trossard or someone.

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      SHU haven’t scored yet and just paid 25m for a boy barely out of his teens. Of course he’ll start

  6. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Any fellow Jimenez (C)'s here?
    I'm guessing there are plenty of us.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      VC

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yup but I am worried. I decided on him because if you are ever going to captain him over the big dogs, surely it has to be at home against Fulham at the moment. I’ll be kicking myself if Vardy, KDB, DCL punish me for ignoring them for the armband this week.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      C here, hoping for a goal and some bonus.

  7. Sleep Talk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    So Reece James on my wildcard was obviously a stupid idea.

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      WC this week or last?

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Lots of us did it, mate. Don’t beat yourself up

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He’s fine. Wasn’t going to play every game.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        And that’s the issue, not exactly fine

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

          Then pay an extra half mil for Chilwell.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Not touching the Chelsea defence

  8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Loooot of time left to think about but who are the Early standout captaincy options for next week in your opinion?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Bruno!!!

    2. Zlatan approves
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Kane

    3. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Son or KdB

    4. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Kane next four.

    5. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Bale

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Brewster

    7. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Kane

    8. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Son

    9. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy Party

  9. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Well I guess Salah is going to haul since I went with the conservative choice.

    Seeing the top 10K 37% captaining him, I'm more worried.

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      just for reference, KDB is 11.7

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Whaaaat? Surprised!

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          ikr, me too.

          I looked at Salah and Mane, and compared them to KDB, it was a flip coin for me as I had it on Salah in the morning

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      The current top 10K are there largely because they (triple) captained Salah in GW1. Not surprising that they are sticking with Salah.

  10. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    James wagon has just hit the buffers 🙁

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Sheep pick

  11. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    How come Son didn't fall? Has his threshold changed due to injury?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      High ownership in FPL towers

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He will tonight hopefully so we can get him back in for 8.9

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He's on -58.7 now 🙁

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Noooooo!!

  12. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Werner is on the block. Considering switching in Wilson next week to facilitate a Robbo/Trent double-up.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      As a Wilson owner I was thinking of selling for Maupay next week with United up next

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        True another decent option. Wood too. Might even end up going back to Adams yet whom I sold for DCL! Lots of choice.

  13. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    James benched, seriously, despite Chelsea’s poor performance last week, James was their best player. I guess this could be an ongoing problem with Azpilicueta going forwards? Prob still good value at the price but a few other options if he starts to look like a rotation risk?

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

      Lampard is a clueless clown totally out of his depth

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        James owner alert 😉

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Going forward and scoring isn't Chelsea's weakness at the moment, defence is. James was/is great going forward but a bit suspect defensively, Azpi not so good as he was couple years back but still slightly better in that regard.

      They will be rotated no doubt.

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      They need their captain

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        agreed...they badly need their leaders to stand up as squad is very unsettled...can totally understand why Azpi is starying over James

    4. Rock n Grohl
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      His defending was pretty bad against Brom.

  14. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Top 10k captaincy stats:

    Salah 37.5%
    Vardy 11.7%
    De Bruyne 11.7%
    Calvert-Lewin 7.7%
    Kane 5.2%
    Sterling 4.9%
    Jiménez 4.7%
    Ings 4.2%
    Aubameyang 3.5%

    #FPL

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      good, no standout picks

  15. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Hope palace smash Chelsea now.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Hope they do anyways.

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Yes!

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Me too as I sold Werner to fund Vardy!

    4. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Not feeling the love.

  16. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Werner to punish the sellers with a 20+ point haul

    *wakes up*

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      It would be sweet though. Very Mane and Son-like

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Who has James and Saiss?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I have saiss. Is he not going to play?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Few pages back a Wolves "ITK" says Dendoncker steps in, cross your fingers

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Hmm well here's hoping for a crystal palace clean sheet today 😛 mitchel let's go!!

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I brought in Saiss this week 🙂

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Just Saiss

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      James, Saiss, TAA
      I may have no defenders!

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        😆

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I do - which is why I brought Justin in for a hit as I feared this happening after last weekend.

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I do

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    £70M goalie, on £30M deal sitting on the bench, where can I get a job like that??

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      His birthday as well today

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      With hard graft

    3. Andy'81
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I'll ask Bale next time I see him on the golf course.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Another cracking example of why football is screwed.
        Any normal position you get the push you get fisted, football they pay contracts in full!

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          What are you on about. I'd get three months wages if my employer wanted to end my contract.

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            There are many examples of people who have ended up on high wages for the actual role they do.

            Kepa is still useful to the team as a backup keeper, just not as valuable as previously.

        2. Andy'81
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Can't imagine I'd do much differently if I were in their position, good luck to them I say.

  19. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Hoping my late -4 works out: Werner + Richarlison to Jimenez + Ings(C)

  20. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    KDB captain fail

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      What why?

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He's trolling

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Who me? Never! 😯

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Troll?

  21. PremKraut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Mini league disaster incoming.
    I'm the only one out of 20 who captained Salah.

  22. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Come on Kai Havertz !!

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No! Come on Mitchell!!

  23. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Is this Wolves ‘ITK’ actually a reliable source if info? I’ve made a right balls up on my transfer this week if so

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      We'll find out tomorrow

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Serves me right for being a cheapskate and not getting Semedo 😆

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Why what ?

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Hopefully Semedo repays my faith in him

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Link?

      • PremKraut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        what did he say?

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Says Saiss benched for Dendonker

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        anything on Podence?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Sources indicate Podence will haul against Denis Odoi tomorrow

      • RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Doesnt matter as deadline is passed and most will be waiting for ib matches to be done before moving on

      • Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He’s repeating what he’s read on a Wolves forum, which might be guesswork. No point worrying about it, I’m gonna crack open a beer instead. Cheers!

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Haha good idea

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Fabio Borges brought in James this week, unfortunate

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Link to Ville Ronkas team?

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Used he wc already hahahaha

      2. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Watch James subbed on in 75' then scoring and getting assist 🙂

    4. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Now Mitchell has to do the job. Hold!

    5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Where all these Saiss rumors coming from now?

    6. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 24 days ago

      If Werner doesn't return against Joel Ward, will he ever?

    7. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Does anyone here actually believe Pep is a good manager? Seems a few who don’t understand football we’re having their two cents worth. If I were the management/board in charge of the Citizens I would not be happy with the silverware given the financial outlay. Thoughts?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Just the entire footballing world.

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Shouldn’t he at least come close to winning the CL with all that spending?

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I dont read your posts usually. Your bias is strong

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Terrible post. I have an opinion which I’m entitled to and are asking others to discuss theirs

        2. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Gunk and poo FPL makes sense though 😆

      3. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 24 days ago

          If he isn't a good manager, then who is? Surely then there's only couple "good" managers

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Some examples:

            Klopp
            Ancelotti
            Dyche (sounds crazy, but Burnley are a Championship team who are somehow still in the PL)
            Bielsa
            Allardyce (similar to Dyche, his teams punch above their weight)

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Well yea I agree, but that wasn't the point, point was obviously Pep is a good manager... among those and many others

            2. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Ancelotti for one

          2. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            My thoughts, one must be clueless regarding football if one can't see Pep is a great manager, not just good.

          3. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He is a good manager, but the "best in the world" label is just not real

            He's not won anything without Messi or huge funds

          4. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            His ROI (in terms of trophies) on the investment made by City's owners is not good enough.

            If you compare their time in the PL, Klopp is a better manager than Pep.

          5. Free hitting is a ladder
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Pep has his time window of 3 years imo, after that best to move on. Klopp has a better mojo.

          6. PremKraut
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He's not even one of the best 4 managers in the league.

          7. Mambino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I personally think he's a reasonably good manager. I'd be happy with him at UTD

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Professional watch

          Magnus Carlsen: Werner to Jimenez; Salah(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/4
          Mark Sutherns: -4 hit: Werner to DCL, Adams to Jimenez; Jimenez(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/194/event/4
          Ville Ronka: Son to Barnes; KdB(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617620/event/4
          Jay Egersdorff: FT saved; KdB(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/259780/event/4
          Fabio Borges: Justin to James; Salah(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/440328/event/4
          Lateriser12: FT saved; Sterling(c) https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/55085/event/4

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Well, i have the same captain as the (probably?) cleverest one on the list, even if it was by accident

        • Pedram
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Havertz owners unite