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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.

FPL Family Sam

What’s going on in the Scout Network?

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. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    How would you fill in the blanks for this WC draft?

    McCarthy, Forster
    Zouma, -----, Targett, Walker-Peters, Justin
    Salah, De Bruyne, Grealish, -----, Soucek
    -----, Calvert-Lewin, Watkins

    1) Cancelo, Ziyech, Werner
    2) Coufal, Ziyech, Vardy
    3) Coufal, Bruno, Bamford/Rich?
    4) Coufal, Jota punt, keep Kane

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

      2. I have definitely replied to this question from you a few times over the past week or so, you must be very undecided still!

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Hahaha! You have replied. And i very much appreciate the consistency. But you're also one of just a few replies, and the tally tends to be even, looking back. All the same, thank you. Feel free to ignore me.

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Today's replies are definitely trending differently, though, so you may be rid of me soon enough. 😉

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

          Haha 😀 I'm the same don't worry. If I have a big decision to make I ask around many times!

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2 or 3

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thank you!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers!

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

      I think 2 as well

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

      2

    6. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Just to throw a spanner in the works any reason Coufal over Masuaku?

    7. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      2

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

    pick one from these 3

    1. Cresswell
    2. Dias
    3. Cancelo

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

      3

    2. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Would go PvA personally but Dias/Cancelo over Cress. Dias probably more nailed but Canceli has a higher ceiling

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1

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

          Can’t argue against the The Knights Template, as Metallica would say...

      2. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        3

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        3

    4. Yankee Toffee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Who is on pens then at LIV with Mo out?

      1. Milner
      2. Mane
      3. Firmino

      In that order? Is that right?

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

        Yes I believe it's that order.

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I wonder then since Milner not nailed on, if Mane is a good move

          1. Yankee Toffee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Salah> Mane, I mean

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

              It's something I may have done if I had a FT actually. But Salah may only miss 1 match, so may be a bit of a waste.

      2. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Fabinho after Milner

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

      Saiss to cresswell worth -4 to field 11?

      Have Rashford, Salah, Saiss, Mitchell and Brewster as doubts/not playing, so will wait for pressers.

      Other players are Bruno, Zaha, Grealish, Kane, DCL, Zouma, Taylor and Lamptey.

      0.2 in the bank

      1. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Read on the previous page that Saiss will probably play this week due to Kliman’s father sadly passing away. It’s guesswork though

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

          Plus coady self isolating

    6. pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is there anyone with a team that doesnt have a full starting 11 for this gw? what do you guys do? -4s?

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

          Yes to your 2nd/3rd question.

          As Sir Confucius/Shakespeare/M and M (that rapper dude), used to say; taking a hit is not a sign of weakness. Write that out and put it on your fridge.

      2. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        RMWCT please
        Leno(Forster)
        Chilwell cancelo telles targett(3.9)
        [12.3] KDB bruno grealish (souchek)
        DCL rich (Brewster)
        0.0ITB
        [will pick a salah replacement depending on his thurs test]

        1. Yankee Toffee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Richarlison and DCL too much for me and I’m an Evertonian.

          Obv wait on Chillwell news.

          Get a cheaper keeper

      3. Yankee Toffee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        City away, Spurs should counter and try to catch them, on the break this would favor Son, right? Or will Walker’s pace prevent it?

        Possibly counter attacking against ARS away as well?

        Not sure about CHE home as that match is always insane.

        Just trying to decide what to do with Kane and Son.

        Tactical thoughts?

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

          I'm keeping for the City game because I've already used up my 2 FT's and they've not done anything to make me get rid urgently. And as you said they love exploiting high lines.
          I will likely get rid of Kane for Vardy for GW10.
          I'm not sure what I'm going to do with Son yet.

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

        Just looking at the results from last night's Internationals, and quite a few goals from the Man City players...

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Were KDB or Sterling among them?

          1. CroatianHammer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Given that neither national team played last night, no.

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I was talking about personal goals.

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

          Croatia played with 10 men for 45 min against Portugal.

        3. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Foden scored again... off the pitch though

      5. huhhh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        if salah is out, milner taking penalty? no chance for mane to take?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You'd have to think Milner will take them if on the field. If on the field is the question.

          1. huhhh
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            okay then most likely he will be on the field.sadd...

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Millie’s playing three positions this week.

      6. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Hold Salah and play Brewster for a week?

        Will mean this line up:

        Martinez
        Chilwell Ayling Coufal
        Son Grealish Zyiech Rashford
        DCL Brewster Kane

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yes if Salah tests negative on Thursday.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers

        2. tibollom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          got a very similar team and hesitating to keep salah on bench and do my FT with Robbo instead?

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Good idea

            1. tibollom
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              thanks mate, what would you suggest?

              1. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Villa defender or Leicester. Use the money to spend in attack!

                Justin, Konsa/Mings

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Yes

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks! Save it is

      7. tibollom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Get rid of Robbo or Salah with my FT? Got 1.4 ITB, dont really want to double up Utd so thinking salah to kdb?

        Ryn Button
        Robbo chilwell lamptey dallas ferguson
        salah ziyech grealish rash soucek
        dcl kane brewster

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I have both and Robbo will be on the chopping block before Salah.

      8. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Son ➡️ Bruno or Rashford (c) worth -4?

        Means I have to choose between Vardy or KDB next week.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Not sure about a -4 for this. If you do, prefer KDB following week.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Definitely do prefer getting KDB & Vardy next week for captaincy in GW10 & 11.

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          You’re a brave man captaining a United man at Old Trafford. We’ve been poor this season at home

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Agreed I'm not too confident tbh.

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              I’ve got Rashford, but I’ll be captaining Grealish or Zyiech over him.

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                I will have Grealish & Ziyech too. Maybe I should start considering them for the armband or even DCL.

                1. Make United Great Again
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  DCL is my third choice! United form at home vs teams who sit back is poor.

                  1. Ziyech
                  2. Grealish
                  3 DCL

                  In that order imo

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    Ziyech could be a nice differential!

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 3 days ago

                  I'm on DCL at the moment, Fulham fold more than a hopped up origami master!

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    I like DCL. He looks good for a goal atleast. Just a bit worried about Everton being without Allan & Coleman.

        3. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          No- MU is not a money in the bank team. They are a team that can lose to a Turkish squad or Crystal Palace or any team in EPL

          Son and Spurs are a real opponent for MCI.

          MCI is expected to win but it’s not going to be 8-0 or something. They better be ready.

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yep exactly, Man City 2-1 (Son goal, Kane assist).

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers mate!

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I’m a United fan but want no part of captaining any United players any time soon. You just don’t know which United will show up on the day, pretty shocking tbh

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Yes inconsistency is our biggest problem.

      9. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Off to play some walking football, see you in a bit.

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

          Has an air of the All-Priests Over 75's Five-A-Side Football Challenge Match

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Imagine watching an EPL game where all the players moved like Olympic walkers!

      10. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        How wise is going with no Chelsea at all on WC this week? I’m set on it...

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          The fixtures aren't great after this week but Chilwell & Ziyech are good value options. They should tick along nicely.

        2. Robben Mee Blind
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ha, think I'm going with a triple up on mine. Think either strategy is viable

          1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Ziyech, Chilwell and Werner?

            1. Robben Mee Blind
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Yep

              1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Nice trio, I am contemplating go Vardy or Werner as my Kane replacement (own Ziyech and Cilly).
                It is just that u can’t yet rely Werner for captaincy, as the goal at Chelsea spread out.

        3. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I am keeping ziyech as a salah placeholder with 4 mil in the bank.

      11. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Chilwell
        Salah
        Robertson
        Wilson
        Mitchell
        How many of these players are confirmed out for this GW?
        Sorry I have been away and have no idea

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

          Chilwell should be good, Salah is 99% out. Rest are doubts

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Mitchell and salah are 100% out the rest who knows?

      12. DAZZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Will hit the trigger on this next week. Thoughts?

        Mccarthy Forster
        Chilwell Dias Killman Targett Lamptey
        Salah KDB Grealish Ziyech Bissouma
        Vardy DCL Bamford

      13. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Rate my wildcard 3-5-2 team?

        Martinez Steer
        Chilwell Cancelo Justin KWP Bernardo
        KDB Salah Fernandez Grealish Zaha
        DCL Watkins Brewster

        If Salah out for more than 1 week, then he will become Sterling.

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Think you need a 2nd GK.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            i.e 4 Villa

          2. Jamb0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            thanks mate, might help to look at the big red notification on the top of the screen 😀
            other than that?

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

        In DCL (C) I trust.

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

          In Richa (c) I trust

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

          Wouldnt trust Everton.

        3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Ri(C)harlison here !!!

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Didn't he just get injured last night?

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

              Wait, what ?? please dont tell me he got injured last night ? do you have a source ?

      15. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Have Mane and Watkins.

        Who is the best option to bring in?

        1) Jota
        2) Grealish
        3) Zaha

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          2

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Pretend you don't own either.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Lol, thanks TM. Grealish is a no brainer tbf, but you always try to overthink it and that's where I mostly fail in. Cheers

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Jack

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

          2 not even close

      16. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Triple up in Villa players with Watkins or bring in Bamford?

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

          Hot topic on subject

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

          Triple, then Bamford in gw12

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Why would you not keep Watkins until end of GW14? Villa have Burnely and West Brom in GW13 and 14.

      17. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Captain Son. Great record v City, should get great joy out of their high line and Spurs counter attack.

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

          Enjoy the one goal ceiling

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Sons stats has dropped off in the last 2 games and City defence has improved this season. I wouldn't risk captaincy on Son but probably would keep him for this GW.

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

        Captain:

        A) Werner (new)
        B) Rashford (WBA)
        C) Grealish (BHA)

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Safe option would probably be Werner. Risky option would be Grealish who is on form and playing like a premium mid with a higher ceiling

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

          Morning mate. I have a similar delima but going to capt Bruno as I think Man U have found the formation they are happy with. After that I would go with Grealish ahead of Werner, who looked really poor in the Germany game last night.

          1. Parsnips
              2 months, 3 days ago

              you could say the same with bruno. He got subbed off in the 46th min last night

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

          Is it worth punting on Rashford (c) instead of Bruno (c) for a Salah replacement?

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

            Ha, am considering exactly this. It’s more the Southampton and City fixtures coming up where I really think Rashford could be the one to own with his pace in behind.

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

              Seeing how Zaha, Son and Werner all hauled against Southampton it certainly looks like a Rashford fixture. Eyeing up Sterling (C) GW14.

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            LateRiser just posted a thread on Tiwtter for anyone that wants to consider Rashford. There are rumours Bruno came off early due to an injury, keep an eye on that.

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 3 days ago

          H2H for United v West Brom is 2-1-2

          Don’t expect a big win for United, a scrappy 1-0 similar to the Spurs v WBA game is expected... not touching United for captaincy this week

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

          According to the new EPL rules a player must self-isolate for 10 days even if tested negative.
          Does this mean Salah it likely to miss 2 game weeks?

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

            If he tests negative tomorrow apparently he can train again from Monday so only misses one GW

        6. Vazza
            2 months, 3 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. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              C

          • waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            Son to grealish this week or hold?

            Mccarthy button
            Chilwell James ayling Taylor mitchell
            Mané Bruno son soucek bissouma
            DCL Kane Bamford

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              For free I would do the move

            2. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Great move if it's for free

          • fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 3 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. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Find a Foden replacement or go 343 with cheap 4.5mid and Bamford or Watkins

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

              Saiss to wh def?

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 3 days ago

                Saiss meant to be playing this weekend ?!

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

                  Can you rely on him?

                  1. fcsaltyballs
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 3 days ago

                    If nuno confirms Coady out and obviously the sad news around Kilman then he’s worth another week with a good fixture

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

              Sort bench out

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

            Any more news on Antonio?

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

              Wait til presser but seemed promising for the Sheffield United game.

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

                Thanks, hearing news that he'll be benched.

            2. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              He could be a steal at that price if he can regain his place and pre-injury form.

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

            A) KDB vs Spurs

            B) Kane vs City

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

              As a captain or just to own?

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

                Own.

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

                  Kane this GW

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

                    Ty, KDB at #10 is tempting though, let's see.