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Salah tests positive for coronavirus – Egyptian FA

Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.

The Egyptian Football Association announced on Friday that the Liverpool midfielder returned a positive test ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo but is asymptomatic.

The (translated) statement read:

The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was infected with the coronavirus after his test came out positive – although he does not suffer from any symptoms.

[He] was subject to the medical protocol after the coordination of the national team doctor, Dr Muhammad Abu Al-Ola, with his English club, Liverpool, in addition to isolating him in his room and also isolating all contacts.

In a later announcement, Egypt confirmed that a second test backed up the findings of the first:

At the time of writing, Liverpool have yet to confirm the news.

Barring any further developments, Salah will now have to undergo a period of self-isolation and will very likely be unavailable for the Gameweek 9 visit of Leicester City.

The Reds are already injury-ravaged heading into that fixture, with Joe Gomez (£5.4m) joining Virgil van Dijk (£6.3m) on the sidelines and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) also a major doubt with a calf problem.

Sadio Mane (£12.0m) of course tested positive for coronavirus last month, returning to training at Melwood after a 10-day period of self-isolation and featuring for the Reds in the Merseyside derby, 15 days after his initial diagnosis.

Salah could feasibly return in Gameweek 10, then, if a similar timeframe of recovery, isolation and return to training pans out – although there is also the small matter of a flight back to England in between.

We have already seen West Bromwich Albion’s Callum Robinson (£5.5m) withdraw from the Republic of Ireland squad after returning a positive test of his own.

Wolves’ Conor Coady (£5.0m) is also self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier on Friday, Ireland revealed that Alan Browne had returned a positive coronavirus test after playing against England – although the Football Association of Ireland added that “no close contacts of the player” had been identified.

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  1. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    The only scenario I'd be moving salah on is if I had 2ft banked, no bench cover and wouldn't be losing too much tv from it.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      So my situation below?

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I bought him for 12.3, so nothing to lose value wise 😀

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You’ll lose 0.1 though won’t you

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He doesn't lose or gain any value selling him - it'll just cost 0.1 more if he decided to bring him back

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            And he is very likely to fall by 0.1 anyway

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Indeed

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Early thoughts on this bunch?

    Martínez (Forster)
    Coufal, Chilwell, Lamptey (Alexander-Arnold) (Mitchell)
    Grealish, Salah, Podence, Son (Burke)
    Kane, Jiménez, Calvert-Lewin

    2 FTs, 1.2 in bank.

    Pool, Wolves and Spurs and fodder look the sells, WC gone

    Cheers

    1. djoker_nole
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Jimmy and Son to Bamford and Kdb/Sterling

        1. djoker_nole
            2 months, 14 days ago

            or Bruno if you plan of giving him the armband

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              So practically play with 10?

          • fr3d
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sounds like two downgrades

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Salah & TAA to KDB & Cancelo. Then Jimmy to Vardy next week?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Could work.

        3. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Podence and Jim to Ziyech and Watkins for me

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Jimenez to Bamford/Watkins/Antonio.

          Then use the cash to upgrade Podence or Son maybe.

        5. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          TAA to PVA worth considering, Palace are due nice run of fixtures and PVA is a fantasy legend(ish) 😉

        6. Pino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Use 1 transfer on your bench players. You will need a strong bench.

        7. LegendMoon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Podence and TAA to Hames and Vestergard/Justin

        8. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Use 1 FT on a bench player. Mini WC for GW10

        9. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Cheers all, another week to go for more disasters.

        10. seewhyaxe
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Are you intending to sell Salah?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Decide in a week, if I knew he was out 2 GWs, more likely. Struggling to get 11 on the pitch atm.

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Just checking but if he was diagnosed 13th Nov and they play Brighton 28th then he should be available following 14 day quarantine?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Sounds like that's the case.

        11. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          just Salah to Bruno Fernandes this week unless injuries pop up, or also sort out your defence and get KWP to rotate with Lamptey if you are that way inclined

        12. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          TAA jimenez and podence > Cancelo Watkins and KDB possible ?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            0.6 out

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              podence and TAA > Ziyech and cancelo maybe if you think ziyech is an option

              1. drughi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                then consider salah >KDB/Bruno if you fancy taking salah out with all the risks that comes with that

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Interesting ideas, one less MNF player though 😆

          2. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            This looks like a -4 as it stands, TM, to me. But hard to call exact swaps yet until we have a better idea on Salah.

            TAA out to a 4.5 would give great funds for two attacking moves

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Good point, so many options for -4

        13. The Hunt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Keep Grealish & Chilwell. The rest are dispensable!

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Wish I could change 13 for free.

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              With two transfers in the sky rocket, I do think for a couple of hits over next two weeks you can perform major surgery and get a team you like. Looks a bit ropey now in places (I guess you're hit-averse, looking at some players still there?) perhaps, but can be changed a lot for not much damage.
              I think, anyway

        14. Fantasy Gold
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Wait until Friday.

        15. caldracula
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I would downgrade TAA and upgrade Podence. Ziyech and someone? Also look to do Salah > Bruno/KDB if it looks like he’ll miss more than one game.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Start Kilman and hope for a cs
        or
        Start Lamptey and hope for attacking returns?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Kilman

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Still long way till deadline, much can change but as it stands I'd start Kilman.

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bench Salah and play Podence or move Salah out for -4? Already used my FT. This is the team:

        Martinez
        James Lamptey Coufal
        Sterling Son Ziyech Podence
        Martial DCL Bamford

        Steere Dallas Mitchell Salah

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Prob play Podence

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I just hope Salah comes back in the next GW.

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Don't even think about moving out Salah.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            My thinking too. And there is a reason why a 5.5 bench player exists. Just hope Salah comes back in the following GW.

        3. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Play Pod.........dont sell Salah.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Alright!

      • King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Will wait till friday before making any transfers, but if no other injuries, how do these transfers look?

        Salah + Robbo + Maupay > Bruno + Cancelo + Vardy (-8)

        Martinez Steer
        Robbo Chilwell Konsa Kilman Mitchell
        Salah Sterling Son Jrod Anguissa
        Dcl Maupay Bamford

        1 FT 0.5 itb.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Quite good in isolation

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Cheers MS

          2. Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Pun intended?

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Looks good, are you worried about salah dropping and Bruno rising once or twice each in that time ?

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yes a bit.
            Have 0.2 spare but plan to wait till friday before pulling the trigger.
            Will get Coufal instead of Cancelo if I'm short of funds.

      • FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Is Rashford likely to be fit for West Brom?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I’d imagine so

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You all do know what long covid is right?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          hits people with Covid symptoms - the asymptomatic like Salah don’t ... umm ... get symptoms

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yes, looks positive for him to come straight back. Only 10 days isolation in Egypt too.

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            He wouldnt have developed symptoms yet. He only went to the wedding a couple of days ago

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              And that also true, asymptomatic people can get long covid

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              From the time of actually being infected it can take 5 days until you test positive and until then you are likely to get a negative result, this is why many countries require two negative tests 7 days apart to ensure travellers can leave a quarantine.

              For Salah to have tested positive he must had already had Covid for a few days at least.

              We will know over the next few days a bit more, but if he does not develop symptoms or they are mild he will be will be fine.

              Long Covid sufferers are those had have had quite severe symptoms and suffer further issues after recovery over a longer period of time as a consequence ... I doubt Salah is going to fall into this category

              Nice trolling though 😉

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Seriously you dont need to have severe symptoms to have long covid

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  dude, you are just trolling and trying to scare people regarding his availability or not ... let it go fella 🙂

        2. Mufc202020
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Is it covid for a long time...

          1. Aston VII lalalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            No. It's long term health conditions post-Covid. They test negative, but have ongoing problems.

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bought Salah at 12.3

        Is it risky to sell and buy back hoping he falls from 12.4 to 12.3 or just play Brewster?

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I'd have thought he'll go down, loads of days to do so - rest of this week, then next at least. Bound to fall at least once. So I think you'd be all right.
          But just my judgement.

        2. tinear
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I bought at 12.0 and still selling

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          no reason at all ... points over value ... deal with what you have now

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Surely what he has now is Salah, and he's debating how to deal with it?
            Points will also be zero, so 'points over value' doesn't really stand, here.

            So I guess I'm saying that's crap advice.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Is it? So you think 0.1 should be a factor in the decision on whether to keep salah

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              The issue seems to be the risk of buying him back for more than he sells him for, therefore hold him and bench him.

              My point is so what, lose some value but get a player with a higher ceiling than your incoming bench.

              For me it’s Bruno and captaining him, so I will lose .1 maybe but gamble that against maybe getting 10 more points than my bench fodder may get me

              #points over value

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                But he bought him for 12.3 so clearly he won't lose value, so not really the instance to invoke the 'points over value' rule

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  yes he did, but the question is a worry it seems based on Salah’s value, I suggested ignore the value side of it, but you are right he may not even lose any value and in that case my advice is even sounder 😉

                  It is probable that he can buy him back for the same sell price, but it is also possible that Salah could drop .2 also ... who knows ?

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Well exactly. I'm certain he will drop one, in which case value doesn't matter in this specific case, and I'm minded that he will drop two - which becomes an issue contrary to what you're espousing, as he could both sell a non-scoring player and save value in the case of selling him now and buying him back for 12.2, in the meantime him having scored no points.

                    All theoretical of course, anyeay

        4. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Really!!? You’re basing the decision on 0.1?

      • Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        On wildcard. This team any good?

        Martinez Forster
        Chilwell cancelo kilman coufal lamptey
        Grealish jota kdb ziyech Bruno
        Watkins dcl werner
        0 ITB

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It would have been good a few weeks ago to be sure

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Upcoming fixtures are great

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          who will you bench each week ?
          Plan to get Salah ?

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Sigh they all look so yummy

        3. Chrisscfc
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Is Lamptey a better option than Justin? Think Justin fixtures look a lot better and should still play for the coming weeks?

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Salah + Barkley > KDB + Grealish

        For a -8

        Yey or Nay?

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nay

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No way

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nay

        4. tinear
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          nah. if you must, just Mo to go

        5. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks all, I'll take my hand away from the button

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Salah will fall 0.1 in price before deadline, right?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Of course

        2. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I think he could quite easily drop 0.1 any time between now and Thursday. Then he has Friday and Saturday where transfers are high. He could drop again on either of those days. I'd expect 0.2 drop

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thinking of two Salah replacements as a one week punt - Who should I get?

        1. Ziyech
        2. Aubameyang

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bruno

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            But yes out of the two it’d be ziyech

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Ziyech and I haven’t even checked the Arsenal fixture

        3. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Even if they were the same price it would be A

      • Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Guys, BBC reporting that Salah misses two league games ?? Do we know for sure how many he misses ?

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No-one can possibly know at this point, can they?

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Link? 2 matches includes CL

        3. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          They are not

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Ok. Mike Bushall said misses the next 2 and didnt think about CL

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Well done for immediately running over here and bleating, rather than taking a second to think it through

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                How about you go do one you clown

        4. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Just seen the BBC link and it says next 2 matches and even says the 2nd one referred to being the champions league one..

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Captain:

        A) Grealish (BHA)
        B) Bruno (WBA)

        1. cheese XL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Tempted by grealish but don’t have Bruno (yet!)

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bruno if I had him

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        On a WC, have two options.

        GW 9 | Vardy (liv), Berge/Soucek, Mane
        GW 10-11 | Mane -> Salah

        GW 9 | Werner (new), Berge vs Soucek (will have to play both), bench Salah
        GW 10 | Werner -> Vardy (ful)

        Help me decide??

      • Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A) KDB + Brewster
        B) DCL + jrod

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Brewster is basically 2 pts so B but I’d find another way to get kdb

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          B

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Only few mentioning Mane here, pondering Salah to:
        A. Mane
        B. Bruno
        C. Jota
        D. Bench for Taylor and save FT

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          C. Could be gold for the next 2 weeks

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Oh I didn’t see Bruno. Prob between Bruno and jota

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ta, Bruno [C) if him

              1. Puntillimon
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Go Bruno then, esp if he’s a captain choice for you

        2. Olson
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Honestly think tying up two transfers for the sake of a player missing one match is going to cause far more problems down the road for a lot of managers

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I am not allergic to taking hits if needed. Also if I moved Salah he will come back for Fulham GW12. Don’t think Salah is essential next 3.

            1. Olson
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Salah is never really really essential. The point of him is that he never costs you any transfers

              It's just kicking the can down the road and imo transfers/hits look way more appealing before GW10

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Agree with this, Son Kane in the team for example instead of KDB Vardy when using only FT

                1. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Exact transfers I'm looking at after GW9 brings more information

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          D

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Ignore Bruno hauls then yeah? Or prob you suggest WBA will do the job?

      • Radzio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Any early news about Coady? I wonder if his self-isolation will make Saiss starting the next game!

      • Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Anybody thinking of captaining dcl?

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          its between him and grealish for me with salah out

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Bruno if I got him, plan is Werner [C] and DCL [VC] if otherwise

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yeah. Take his goal and move on

      • BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I might have to give up one of TAA or Aubameyang in one of my draft leagues...

        I just feel the money would be better spent on undrained options like Cancelo, Maddison, Jota, Jesus, Antonio.

        Thinking long term, would you give up either Trent or Auba?

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Admittedly only having played draft only twice, knowing it's long-term to get rid of either makes it harder. Imagine some other punk raking in their points for the rest of the season.
          Saying that, when I played it I was dead chuffed with my initial pick of KDB. It was the injury season and I kept him for ages, getting rid would have been far better. I just couldn't let go of such an asset for far too long, cost me.

          I've not helped here either way

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Hang on, there's no money when playing draft?

      • Going Home
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I’ve 2.5 itb and 2 FTs. Have Kane, Son and Salah and not much of a bench. Considering the following:

        9: Salah to Bruno
        10. Son to Salah
        At some point in the future: Bruno to Son

        Leaves my other change for necessities. Thoughts?

      • mlynch98
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I've still got my wildcard but I'm not sure why I'm keeping it to be honest? Are there definitely double gameweeks coming this half of the season?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yes but considering they will be for city, Utd, villa who all have decent fixtures now anyway you could probably use it now to take advantage of everyone else flailing around over the IB and still set yourself up for the doubles

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Oh, no, someone said around gw 19

          1. D.Glynn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Gw 19 for the double?

      • Bielsa Murderball
          2 months, 14 days ago

          captain kdb or bruno or dcl?

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Bruno

        • Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Best 2 to get in for next week?

          Grealish
          Ziyech
          Bruno

          Thanks.

          1. Indio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Very tough, but I think Ziyech and Bruno.

          2. Liber
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Ziyech Bruno

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Grealish number one Ziyech and Bruno on par. Ziyech with 2M extra could go long way.

          4. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Grealish would be number 1 for me. Has the form, fixtures and you can set and forget for the moment. Bruno would be my 2nd choice and captain this week

        • Liber
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Should I just push the wildcard button?
          Was planning to do it next GW.

          McCarthy
          Chilwell Zouma Sais
          Salah* KDB Son Podance
          Jimenez DCL Maupay

          Bench: Soucek, Konsa, Mitchell

          Any opinion appreciated.

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            How many players would you change?

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Amazing rank history by the way, not sure I’m qualified to give you advise lol

              1. Liber
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Ty. Sure you qualify lol . These decisions are getting harder and harder. Maybe just need a few opinions to push me over or under 🙂

          2. Indio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Depends on Salah I think - maybe next week better as there'll be more visibility, you probs don't want to WC while not knowing whether or not you're including the Egyptian in your draft?

          3. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Yup just do it now, you'll end up with pretty much the same players whether wc this week or next week, and Man City are favourites to beat spurs anyway

            1. Liber
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Leaning that way, just hate the fact I could have Ziyech for 0,2 less and few more, had I wildcarded at the start of GW..

        • Indio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Is Drossard > Soucek my best move here? Happy to hold Salah for a bit to see how his situation develops. Thanks.

          Martinez (Forster)
          Chilwell, KWP, Coufal, Saiss, Mitchell
          Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Son, Trossard
          Kane, DCL, Brewster
          1 FT; £0.8M ITB.

          (PS: Don't want to roll FT because I also have Mitchell and Saiss to worry about)

          1. D.Glynn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Happy to keep both Son and Kane?

            1. Indio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks for reply. No, planning to ship them out for KDB and Vardy the following week!

        • Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          If Salah ends up being out for two gameweeks then he's likely to drop enough so that the majority don't lose value on him.

          Also, the option of Bruno could easily get those points back in the interim.

          Are we that sure he's only out for the 1 gw. I don't think he would need rushing back for Brighton...

          1. caldracula
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            No one knows yet, wait for more news. If he’s out for one week then bench. If it’s two then it’s an easy move to KDB/Bruno even for a hit.

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            If he is symptomless then 'rushing back' won't be a thing

            Besides. Once Leicester beat Liverpool at Anfield I don't think they'll be taking anything for granted

          3. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            No one knows. I understand both sides of the argument tbh. If it's about TV and you don't have bench alternatives maybe sell, but if you have bench cover and ends up being just one GW out it seems silly to spend 2 transfers taking him out and bringing him back... No?

            1. Heiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yes it's a tricky one. I have Brewster and Justin on the bench with Podence playing.

              Worried about Bruno against West brom. Gonna be sick if I'm sitting here watching Bruno get 15 points, all to save 0.1 on Salah and a transfer.

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Noooo Trent dropped 🙁
          Semedo rise seems a bit random?

        • Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          On a WC, let's try to keep it simple.

          1. Get Vardy (liv) now
          Start Berge/Soucek
          Get Mane this week
          Mane to Salah whenever fit

          2. Get Werner (new)
          Berge vs Soucek (will have to play both)
          Bench Salah
          Vardy in for Werner next week

          Help me decide?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            It’s not simple question btw especially not having the visibility of the entire team

        • Free hitting is a ladder
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Mo and Delap to Jota and Vardy for - 8 is tempting me as a short and medium term fix for a depleted squad.