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How FPL managers are handling Liverpool’s latest injury crisis

Fantasy Premier League managers are having to re-evaluate everything they know about Liverpool assets heading into Gameweek 9.

Their start to the season has been plagued by a series of injury problems including the loss of a fit-again Alisson (5.9m), then long-term knee injuries to Virgil Van Dijk (6.3m), Joe Gomez (5.4m) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (6.3m).

Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.3m) now has a calf problem, there have been muscle issues for both Fabinho (5.4m) and Jordan Henderson (5.4m) as well as a knock for Thiago Alcantara (£5.9m), and Andrew Robertson missed out on Scotland’s game over the weekend thanks to his hamstring.

Couple all of this with Mohamed Salah (12.3m) returning a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test on international duty and Liverpool are stricken right across the board.

The most frustrating factor in all of this is the uncertainty. It is entirely possible that some of the Reds’ flagged assets could feature in Gameweek 9, we just don’t know which ones yet.

So what should Fantasy managers do about the problem? Do we sell our Liverpool assets and wait for the injury storm to pass? Or should we hold on and bench them for the time-being?

We asked members of the Scout Network, to see what they had to say on the subject.

El Statto

Graph from El Statto to show Liverpool’s top 10 most-owned players and their points returns so far this season

I think the easy plan, that many have already set in motion, was to avoid Liverpool’s defence for now. Clean sheets weren’t a regular occurrence anyway and Robertson is the only one providing much in the way of attacking returns. I would move the money into midfield and attack for now. It’ll be interesting to see how Liverpool line up over the next few months with the shortage of centre backs. Will Robertson continue to push forward in attack or will he take a more conservative approach to protect the defence? Will a £4.0m defender for the champions become a viable option?

El Statto

FPL Poet

Is now the right time for some restructuring? 2

For Gameweek 8, I had Salah, Sadio Mané (£12.0m) and Robertson. When Alexander-Arnold was taken off with an injury, I sold Robertson and Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) in order to get Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and Ezri Konsa (£4.7m) with four-point hit. Now we know Salah has tested positive for COVID-19 and, since I do not have Bruno Fernandes (£10.6m) or a Manchester City attacker for their promising run of fixtures, I feel tempted to sell the Liverpool ace. Then again, the Reds are to play Brighton and Fulham in Gameweeks 10 and 12 respectively, in between a home clash with Wolves, so Salah may punish his sellers. For the time-being, I am sticking with him, playing someone from the bench and hoping that he fetches me a haul when he returns for the Brighton game. However, if someone has not made a transfer already (unlike me), they could get Fernandes for Gameweek 9 for the West Bromwich Albion match and bring Salah back in Gameweek 10 or 11.

FPL Poet

Mini League Mate

With limited exposure to Liverpool’s woes in just owning Salah, I’m going to hold him and hope he is capable of a fairly quick recovery. Once again, we are reminded of the importance of a strong bench this season! Jarrod Bowen (£6.3m) will take Salah’s slot and I quite fancy his chances against a struggling Sheffield United. It is, however, a few days before the deadline and, if I know myself, then temptation to hop onto someone else may prove too strong.

Mini League Mate – Logan

FPL Poker Player

Sadio Mane

I’ve not had more than one Liverpool player in my team at any stage this season. Admittedly, my decision to start the season without Salah backfired big style when he was gifted two penalties in Gameweek 1. The only Liverpool defender I. have owned van Dijk for the first four Gameweeks and, in a rare instance of good timing, he was a makeweight for my Salah transfer in Gameweek 5 just before Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) injured the centre-back. Fortunately for me, I have not been punished for staying away from Liverpool’s defence since then. Looking ahead, I see no reason to be invested in their backline, given that my spreadsheets predict they only have strong prospects of a clean sheet in one of the next six Gameweeks. Offensively though, Liverpool are predicted to score at least two goals in each of their next six Premier League matches, and a case could have been made for a Salah and Mané double0up prior to the Egyptian’s positive COVID-19 test. I am of the opinion that now would not be the time to be planning on going without Salah for the medium/long-term. Therefore, I would be recommending Wildcarders have a plan for how they will integrate Salah back into their teams once he is available for selection again. Diogo Jota (£6.5m) looks an enticing proposition now, of course, especially if managers are in the luxurious position of being able to hop off Salah in the short-term.

FPL Poker Player

FPL Partridge

Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk

Looking at Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures (Brighton, Wolves and Fulham) I do feel that, despite the injuries, they are likely to pick up one or two clean sheets. I also wonder how the injuries will impact Robertson (if fit). Will he be on more set pieces? Will he have to take on more of the attacking responsibility? There’s a lot of uncertainty but I also think there’s a lot of potential upside for Robertson owners. I certainly won’t be selling for a hit. I could be tempted to sell for a free transfer but is Robertson my biggest issue right now? Probably not.

FPL Partridge

FPL Family

Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson

This international break has proved to be a tough time to own Liverpool players. With Gomez picking up a knee injury in training with England, potential injuries to Robertson and Henderson while away with Scotland and England respectively as well as a positive test from Salah whilst on duty with Egypt, on top of a series of other injury concerns we as FPL Managers are now left with key decisions to make.

The injury to Alexander-Arnold in Gameweek 8 made the decision to sell him easier and right now not owning a Liverpool defender feels like a good idea especially as there are so many injuries to key Liverpool defenders as well as a lack of clean sheets. Even if Robertson recovers from his hamstring injury ahead of the Gameweek 9 deadline I’m not sure he is worth the money you need to invest in him when he is playing in a makeshift defensive unit.

Salah is a more complicated issue. His positive test leaves him isolating in Egypt until he returns a negative test – hopefully this will mean only missing one Gameweek. Having owned Salah since pre-season I would stand to lose 0.2m in him by selling now and, therefore, for me, I will be holding him as I will want him back as soon as he is allowed to play again – especially right now when attack is Liverpool’s best form of defence.

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El Statto

El Statto used the first week of the international break to take a break from writing articles and turned his attention to his much anticipated video content. This week he produced a short video instead summarising Chilwell on the back of last weeks Scout Network question on Chilwell and Chelsea after last weeks question from Scout

FPL Poker Player

This week FPL Poker Player published a blog reporting the key trends this season so far as identified by a review of my spreadsheet’s rolling data which contained good news for managers transferring in assets from Aston Villa and West Ham, and some mixed news for those bringing in Bruno Fernandes. I

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  1. AF90
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Cresswell, Coufal, Cancelo all popular at the moment....is PVA worth a risk over these 3?

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

      Def prefer pva over West Ham double up

      1. AF90
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Looking to sell Robertson whether he's injured or not...still have Mitchell too so when he recovers have both if PVA was rested too

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

          Really like pva for next 3 and Mitchell can be last on your bench for now

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I had both PVA and Mitchell for 3 weeks but found it a bit tricky (with Kilman too) ... the problem was that I didn't want to end up playing double CRY defence, so it wasn't so simple to set things up such that if PVA did not play, Mitchell would automatically be his replacement

  2. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Does international form creep into subsequent PL form? Werner, on the back of a beating. Unsure whether to keep. From the highlights it looked like he was dropping back a lot as well. Does not make for nice viewing

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

      Wouldn’t read too much into one game, he’s been on really good form and has pens now

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Honestly I feel sorry for him having to play with those jokers that Germany have in defence.

    2. Is Stones nailed?
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He scored 2 in the game before for Germany didn't he? Sounds like you're trying to convince yourself to get rid of him, he has a couple of good fixtures coming up.

    3. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Spain really did embarrass Germany...just watched that match. Werner got so little service it was similar to being rested.

  3. AF90
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) Play Dallas, bench Salah
    B) Sell Salah to KDB -4

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B, seems like A is a 1 pointer, and B has chance to be double digit haul -4 since KdB kills top teams.

  4. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which one?
    1)Gw9 Salah+Trossard->Ziyech+Rodriguez/Rashford and Gw10)Kane+Son->Vardy+Kdb
    2)Gw9 Son+Trossard->Ziyech+Rodriguez and Gw10 Kane->Jesus/Aguero

  5. Olson
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I have precisely about zero chance

    Kane > Vardy
    Son > KdB
    Bowen > Soucek

    of none of the three on the left dropping or the three on the right rising between now and next Friday, right

    Right

  6. VinMar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    on Wc
    A. Vardy + Jota or anyone up to 7.4
    B. DCL + Rashford

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    Salah Son JamesR Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    2 FT, 0.0 itb

    What to do with my 2FT?? Or maybe just use 1FT and roll the other one for now??

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'd downgrade Robbo to give yourself funds for next week. Good chance Saiss will start this week as Kilman's dad has sadly died so I doubt he starts this week.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ok thanks for the info, sad news though. I was considering holding Saiss as Coady a doubt too ?

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah -> Fernandes/Kdb
      and
      Robertson -> Coufal/Cancelo

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sensible moves !!

        Maybe Dias over Cancelo? More nailed ?

    3. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Get rid of Saiss for Coufal or KWP. Hold 2nd transfer.

  8. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bruno fernandes sub was tactical sub right?

    1. Fritz Cracker FC
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Didnt watch game. Also want to know why he was subbed at 46 minutes!! Cant find anything about it online yet, so probably / hopefully not injury...

  9. huhhh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Cresswell or digne? Creswell due to setpieces?

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, go Cresswell

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cresswell

  10. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Who will you pick as 3.9m fodder

    A) Branthwaite
    B) Bernardo
    C) Neco Williams

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C

    2. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      C

  11. ace3.1415
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Ziyech or Bruno?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ziyech

      2. GoonSquad
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Bruno. In reality both.

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Looking like Dias has some attacking threat too! Brace tonight for Portugal!

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      FH has been confirmed, any obvious blunders in selections?
      Cheers

      Meslier
      Digne PVA Masuaku
      Bruno KdB Hames Grealish
      Kane DCL Watkins
      (Casilla Jota Kilman Dunne)

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ziyech for KDB on FH and I would punt on Rashford this if he's fit

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          *this week

        2. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          yeah actually had Rashford in my FH team initially, cheers

      2. Vazza
          2 months, 9 days ago

          What provisions have you made to bring in Salah once he is available?

        • Must.Go.Faster.
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Why Meslier though? How’s his CS record looking so far? McCarthy maybe?

        • Vazza
            2 months, 9 days ago

            McCarthy (Fodder)
            Robbo Bellerin Zouma (Fodder x2)
            Son Salah Grealish JRod (Bissouma)
            Kane DCL Jimenez

            1FT, 0.0m in the bank

            Should I:-

            A. Wildcard the above

            B. Make a few transfers

            C. Do nothing and roll FT

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Watch what happens with Robbo assuming your fodder won't play.

          • noquarternt
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Martinez Steer
            Taylor
            Zaha Mahrez Rodriguez
            Watkins

            My non flagged players...chances of getting down to 0 ?? 😀

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              That is very rough. 6 players starting is ridiculous. You're forced to take some serious hits, WC or FH.

          • Atwood
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Far more people getting rid of Salah than I thought.

            I'm definitely keeping, only one game. Will be well rested when he comes back too.

            1. Klaren
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              How do you know it’s one game?

              He needs to test negative before he can come back and there is no way of knowing when that will be. For some it takes a week, for some much longer. It took Ronaldo almost 3 weeks to turn negative.

            2. PastaConcerto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Keeping Salah myself, but it's a gamble not to take a hit for Fernandes with his ownership. Just not banking on Fernandes poor home form and I want KDB next GW.

            3. Darragh82
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 days ago

              I’m in the same boat, salah stays. He’s a set and forget. Basically got a 2 week break so could be a blessing in disguise. I can see Liverpool going at teams now with such a flimsy defence and you would expect salah to be right amongst the goals/assists.

            4. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Imo ppl will pay in points for not transferring him out. Even if it is for 2 weeks and you consider taking hits both times thats 8 pts
              In those gws you can get fernandes or someone who can get you way more than 8 pts

          • Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Risers: None
            Fallers: Alli (7.4) Maupay (6.4)

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Poor Alli

              1. The Mighty One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                And to think that I started the season with him. Wow.

            2. Garam MOSALAH
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Thanks

            3. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Maupay owners unlucky

              1. FantasyHero
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Or maupay future owners lucky 😀

            4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Finally a reasonable crowd not rush selling and buying

            5. Lukakuna
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Who sells Maupay with half the PL ruled out this weekend?

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Any suggestions for this team folks? 1ft, 0 itb.

            martinez
            robbo zouma lamptey
            salah son ziyech grealish zaha
            kane dcl

            forster dallas Kilman Brewster

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Save
              or
              Robbo right down to fund Son to KDB next week

            2. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Cheers was thinking robbo > cresswell if Robbo is ruled out.

          • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Fernandes "poor home form". Is that even a real thing?

            1. Joggers Nipple
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Not sure about 'poor' but does score more away than home

            2. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Yes, it is.

            3. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              if he cant return at home to west brom then its real and its spectacular

            4. Camino Aleatorio
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Well - I have yet to do anything on WBA

              I had Werner vs WBA - nothing
              Son at WBA - nothing
              Reece James - nothing
              Kane at WBA - 1 goal
              Grealish - 1 assist

              Bruno - ?

            5. PastaConcerto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Look at his stats. Home: 2,6,3,2 vs. Away: 12,11,17

            6. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 9 days ago

              His form away vs home has a significant difference for sure, how relevant that is this week is debatable.

            7. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              He will change his "poor" home form against wba

            8. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 8 days ago

              More in keeping with teams playing defensive against United at OT ; United struggle.

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

            Son owner here since the start, so a lot of value tied up in him. Would that value stop you selling him as we approach these difficult fixtures?

            Also, would the fact that he’s nit had to play international fixtures encourage you to hold him (3 England games this week for exaMple - must be pretty tiring)

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              He played 90 minutes today

            2. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              I think there's too much emphasis on value tied to a player
              One way to look at it is you got all those points and made 0.3m if you sell
              I'm looking to sell next week but not set in stone
              Keep if you think he will still be one of the top scoring mids the next blocks of fixtures
              Sell if you think others will perform better

            3. FantasyHero
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Think you shouldn't consider value for selling or keeping. Having said that, he will score against better teams on counter. I would guess atleast one haul in the next 3

          • dopellganger
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Guaita
            Chilwell / Coufal / Targett
            Salah*/ Son / Zaha / Grealish
            Kane / Dcl / Werner

            Steer / Reed / Justin / Mitchell

            1ft

            A) Salah to Mane
            B) Salah to Bruno
            C) Kane + Son - Vardy+Bruno
            D) something else ?

          • evilfish
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            How's my WC team?

            Martinez, 4.0
            Chilwell, Cancelo, Vestergard, Coufal, Phillips
            Mane, Bruno, Ziyech, J-Rod, Grealish
            DCL, Bamford, Brewster

            Plan is Bruno > KDB next GW and then Mane>Salah

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Far too many value options up top to be playing 3-5-2 imo. Would lose one of James Rodriguez or Ziyech. You need City for their incredible run from GW10-22

          • Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            What move would you make? May WC next GW.
            1. Podence -> Grealish or maybe Ziyech/Zaha.
            2. Son -> Fernandes (c).
            3. Other move(s).

            McCarthy.
            Justin, Ayling, Cancelo, Chilwell.
            Barkley, Podence, Son.
            DCL, Jimenez, Kane.
            Button, Mitchell, Salah, Bissouma.
            1ft, 3.8m ITB.

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Podence to Grealish

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Or even Barkley to Grealish (no, it isn’t sideways)

                1. Sz21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Feels like it is with WC around the corner. Barkley has done well enough in fairness and I am more keen to remove 60 min Podence than him.

          • ClaireT
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Opinions on this wildcard? 🙂

            Martinez, Forster
            Lamptey, Justin, Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal
            Grealish, Fernandes, KDB, Ziyech, Soucek
            DCL, Martial, Watkins

            My previous team was:

            McCarthy, Button
            Holding, Justin, TAA, Lascelles, Coufal
            Salah, Foden, Reed, Son, Pereria
            DCL, Kane, Wilson

            1. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              It’s good. Not a fan of Martial and you will need a plan for Salah

            2. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Like that team a lot. Basically perfect team excluding Martial who is still yet to prove himself this season. Bit of a benching headache though but with covid and christmas period coming up it may be useful.

              1. Klaren
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Martial has been doing very well in the Champions League so has actually proved himself.

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  PL isnt the Champions League

                  1. Klaren
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yeah that's correct. Man Utd's group is more difficult than PL.

                    1. BenDavies
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Own goal in the first game, a penalty in the second and a loss against a Turkish team in the third. Yes he's been a world-beater.

                      1. Klaren
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Haha unsuccessful attempt to try to project a biased view because the first argument didn't work out. Explain to me how an own goal or his team losing is relevant for a striker fpl purposes? Maybe you should do an analysis on CS chances before getting a striker in as well.

                        And why not mention the opponent in the first 2 games and only mention the 'Turkish' team? And if they are so bad, well, United did lose that game and Bruno and Rashford both blanked.

                        He won a penalty against PSG, he had an assist and a goal (scored the pen that he won himself) against Leipzig and scored against Basaksehir. Also created several big chances against PSG and Leipzig.

                        1. BenDavies
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          I didn't concede the first argument, I just replied to the new argument you made about the CL being harder. The PL is not the CL, and regardless of supposed level of opponent in the CL, teams in the PL play very differently and the league is a different animal to European competition. He hasn't performed at all this season in the PL, so until he does he hasn't proved himself for FPL purposes. He has played against Palace, Brighton, Spurs and Everton this season and not recorded a single shot on target.

                          1. Mace12
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              You haven't responded to the argument about CL being harder in the above comment, you talked about an own goal and United losing against a 'Turkish' team (and suggested that a striker is a bad pick due to these factors), I suggest you go back and reread them if you are confused.

                              Yes because every PL team and every CL team is set up the same way, it makes perfect sense to look at Palace Brighton and Spurs games which were more than a month ago and to ignore the more recent CL games against more difficult opponents.

                              Oh but yes, Man Utd lost against Basaksehir as you mentioned above so Martial must be a terrible pick. Bruno is a great pick though, that's a factor that only impacts Martial.

                              1. BenDavies
                                • 8 Years
                                2 months, 8 days ago

                                Bruno has proved himself in the PL this season. It's tiring explaining this key point but Bruno has proved himself in the PL and Martial has not.

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

                The Zenith of Anthony Martial's FPL career was probably that point last year where he earned the status of justifiable but completely inessential.

                He's not even classified as midfielder anymore so even that status is harder to reclaim

                Seems like a lot of brain power for no reward

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  this. it's an unnecessary risk when there are other proven FPL forward options this season

              3. Must.Go.Faster.
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  OMG, Argument, shhhhmargument

                  Can people stop acting that they are so damm smarter/more knowledgeable about the sport than others!?
                  You are never going to convince the other person anyway; so, what’s the point!?!?
                  Just looking to ‘win’ the conversation or something?! You want a cookie or maybe a biscuit? I don’t have any btw.

                  If this is what excites/fuels you guys, then my bad and please enjoy!

                  Anywayzzzzz, Good night!

              4. Cto
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Mahrez and Kane -> Bruno and Rich?

              5. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Dias brace, very nice.

              6. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Really hate benching Salah to play Dallas or Mitchell. Worth a -4 to bring in Ziyech or KDB?

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I feel not making hits this week will boost your rank a lot. I'd just play Dallas.

                  1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Cheers!

                2. FantasyHero
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Yes for sure

              7. huhhh
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                sell salah for mane and son to bruno?

                or just salah to bruno?

                1. Yankee Toffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Wait til Fri

              8. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Quite strange that Bruno was taken off at half time ....

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

                  All that is strange is that anyone on Earth could find this decision strange

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    how many times has he been taken off at half time for Portugal before?

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Doubt it means anything, should be fine - sadly - for West Brom.

                3. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  He played terrible to be fair

              9. Yankee Toffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Ederson the only nailed on City option over this period?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Don't know, and that's the problem.

                2. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Seems like City players are more nailed than ever, though never completely nailed.

                  1. Must.Go.Faster.
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      To be flair, I kinda feel the same.

                      1. Yankee Toffee
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Flair enough.