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Should Liverpool defenders be back on FPL radars and is Jota a trustworthy asset?

Liverpool 3-0 Leicester

  • Goals: Diogo Jota (£6.6m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m)
  • Own goals: Jonny Evans (£5.5m)
  • Assists: James Milner x2 (£5.3m), Andrew Robertson (£7.1m)
  • Bonus points: Robertson x3, Milner x2, Alisson x1 (£, Jota x1

F-A-B

Liverpool’s injury-stricken defence turned the Fantasy Premier League narrative on its head in Gameweek 9 as they kept a first home clean sheet of the season against Leicester City.

The Fantasy community largely turned its collective back on members of the Reds’ back-line after the international break but the much-needed return of Fabinho (£5.4m) may have changed a few minds already.

Jurgen Klopp paired the Brazilian midfielder with Joel Matip (£5.4m), at the heart of Liverpool’s defence against Leicester, to the stepping up superbly to a late charge from the visitors.

Anyone wondering about the Reds’ defensive potential for upcoming fixtures against Brighton (away), Wolves (home) and Fulham (away) need only consider the tactical implications of keeping a clean sheet against an in-form Jamie Vardy (£10.2m)

On Sunday, Liverpool pinned Leicester in their own half virtually from kick-off, usually something that suits the Foxes’ central striker’s ability to punish space behind the defence – but the Reds still gave him no quarter and professional rode out a late Leicester charge. 

Leicester simply could not string enough passes together to get Vardy through into the space he thrives in, Brendan Rodgers men often shaken in possession by the constant wave of Liverpool attacks. A hugely impressive achievement given the number of shortages at the back.

“We had a good opportunity on the counter with Harvey Barnes, but overall when you are passive like that, your football is not quite the same. We weren’t aggressive enough.” – Brendan Rodgers

“Centre-half, I try to be always in good communication with my teammates – Joel (Matip), Robbo, the players around me. They help me a lot. We knew we were playing against a very good team and a very dangerous striker [Jamie Vardy] but the communication was very important for that as well.” – Fabinho

NECO THE WOODS

Unsurprisingly, there was plenty of focus on Liverpool’s full-backs against Leicester, improved defensive control helping Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) to a 12-point haul courtesy of his third assist of the season and maximum bonus.

“But especially (the second) goal, Jota couldn’t have scored without an outstanding cross from Andy Robertson. What a situation in the whole build-up. All these passes and then I think it was Joel to Robbo. Albrighton tries everything to win the battle, the little challenge there and Robbo is really good first contact. Then a sensational cross.” – Jurgen Klopp

Fantasy opportunisits will have had their eye on the right-back berth though, where set-piece taker James Milner (£5.3m) filled in for Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) and registered two assists for an 11-point haul.

“There were a lot of good things. I can’t pick one that pleased me most – maybe the performance of James Milner at right-back. He played an exceptional game, first there and then in midfield. That is what we expect from ourselves. The injuries were a massive shock in that moment but the boys have to offer solutions. We have centre-halves, they are really young. They are not experienced, you saw the bench tonight.” – Jurgen Klopp

Milner’s midfield classification might be enough to put off investment in him but Fantasy managers will be keeping an eye on the implications of an injury to Naby Keïta (£5.2m).

When he was forced off with a hamstring problem in the 54th minute, Milner took his place in midfield, leaving Neco Williams (£3.9m) to come on and finish the game at right-back.

If Keïta remains sidelined for the same length of time as Alexander-Arnold, then we might finally have a reliable budget starter in the Liverpool defence for long enough to justify investment.

“(Keïta) felt his hamstring and was not able to play on, otherwise he would have stayed on the pitch.” – Jurgen Klopp

DO I STAY OR DIOGO?

Diogo Jota (£6.6m) is starting to ask serious questions of Fantasy managers as he scored yet again in the 3-0 win over Leicester.

He has become the first player in Liverpool’s history to find the net in each of his first four competitive home matches and averages seven points per game since Gameweek 6.

The former Wolves man has secured five bonus in that time and could easily have left Anfield with a double-figure haul against Leicester, operating in Mohamed Salah‘s (£12.2m).

Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) was twice called into action to deny Jota at the near post while Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) twice struck the woodwork either from the Portuguese international’s pass or rebounded shot, the Brazilian’s slight waywardness costing him two assists.

The question now is, of course, how often can he start with Salah coming back into the fold following a self-isolation period?

Thankfully, we have a Champions League match against Atalanta midweek to see how prepared Klopp is to throw the Egyptian straight back into the starting line-up.

“I’ve heard, yes, it [was] negative today. I think he is from now on pretty normal in testing. Tomorrow we have the UEFA testing for the Champions League and I am pretty sure he will be in that. He can now train with us tomorrow, that’s it. He will have two tests in the next two days, so, yes, he will be tested like all of us.” – Jurgen Klopp

That said, even if Salah does return for the Gameweek 10 trip to Brighton, Jota has still delivered while sharing the pitch with him.

The two attackers started together in Gameweek 6, when Jota registered a nine-point score. And even if a Salah return pushes the former Wolves man to the bench, he came on for 20 minutes against West Ham and came away with eight points.

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, Fabinho, Matip, Milner; Keïta (N Williams 54′), Wijnaldum, C Jones; Mané (Minamino 89′), Firmino, Jota (Origi 89′).

Leicester City XI (3-4-2-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs (Praet 62′), Evans, Fofana; Justin, N Mendy, Tielemans, Albrighton; H Barnes (Ünder 62′), Maddison; Vardy.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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472 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    No and no

    Btw did Salah train today? lol

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      He just flew in today I think

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        No. Salah arrived Friday, pictured at the training ground yesterday

  2. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Will Mitchell get in the first 11 again?

    Have the money for Mitchell to Dias but like having a 4 m player as fodder

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Not a regular anymore unless there’s an injury, IMO

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Cool might just do the transfer then as I’m short on defenders this weekend with Lamptey suspended

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Short myself, but was looking at Cancelo as seems more attacking. Any nuggets or gems why you're looking at Dias?

          1. Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            Just a feeling with Dias, I know Cancelo has more attacking but for same price I just feel Dias will get more points in the long run, more nailed and with the amount of players getting covid and missing games I’m going to need everyone playing

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 hours ago

              Yep, go with your gut, couldn't argue for/against in the long term. Strengthening now is good for the xmas/ny fixtures in any case

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

    No and no.

  4. Stoic
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Bench 1
    A) Ziyech (TOT)
    B) James (LEE)
    C) Bamford (eve)
    D) Grealish ( whu)

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      C

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        James.

        But you should never put yourself in this position.

    2. cigan
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      can't play all of dem?

      1. Stoic
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        No
        Leaning towards A actually

    3. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      B or d

  5. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Liverpool play midweek Champions League for the next 3 weeks and so Jota is bound to get some decent Prem League gametime during that period.

    1. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      You can look at it either way.

      Lots of midweeks so he'll have some PL benchings, to play CL.
      Lots of midweeks so he'll have some CL benchings, to play PL.

  6. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    No interest in Pool defense. But happy to own Jota. Getting him in this week for a hit saved my gameweek and kept me in the top 1M (but still a red arrow).

    1. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I am going with Jota, should be able to stomach the odd benching given his value (allowing upgrades elsewhere) and how effective he can be from the bench.

      But I am not planning to get him until GW12 along with Salah. Hopefully his price doesn't rise too much before then!

  7. Lazaretti
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Absolute joke disaster gameweek. 37pts. Kane assist and Robbo 12pts. Ziye(c)h and Klich gave me cs point. Others 1 or 2.

  8. Rocky FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Is Cancelo a trust worthy asset or is Dias the better pick?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I think Cancelo is better. He's a BP magnet, and insane chance creation. His extra bonus and assists he'll get will outweigh the odd benchings.

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I think its a tougher call than what most people think. Cancelo seems the obvious more exciting one, but Dias has attacking threat also, scored 2 goals in 1 game for Portugal against Croatia. He will also play every game and that cant be sniffed that, could easily out-point cancelo from consistency of starts. Depends on your bench

    3. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      On the face of it I would say Dias is more nailed but Cancelo has been performing great and I don't think Pep has the luxury of rotating given their poor form. I'm going for Cancelo over Dias, probably this week.

  9. cigan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Bench Coufal or Wilson?

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Coufal

  10. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Happy to have Robbo as differential now

    1. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Same

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Didn't watch the game but Leicester had 1.98 xG against Liverpool last night, according to understat. Were they really that good defensively?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      1.3 according to fbref, which is a better judge*

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      1.21 from a different source (XG philosophy) - from the game I can only remember a few chances they fluffed, I think a fair amount came from one corner where the ball was bouncing around and someone had a shot in the 6 yard box.

      In reality the game as a whole was super professional and I was pretty pleased with how the defence looked all things considered.

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Barnes missed a sitter

    4. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Robbo was top drawer.
      He was involved constantly down the left flank. On another day he could have returned two assists and a goal.
      Before GW9 I was doing Robbo>Cancelo
      Kane>Vardy(c) with my 2 FT’s for GW10 to fund Son>KDB for GW11.
      No way I’m selling Robbo now after seeing him against Leicester.
      Back to the drawing board and head scratching!

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Shhhhh

  12. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Think DCL will rise tonight?

    Trying to avoid any unnecessary injuries before the city game, before I bring in KDB and DCL, but don’t want to make a move if he isn’t going to go up (more).

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      93.7 with three blue arrows on fplstatistics so... it's a risk.

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Might wait and see if Fernandes gets injured and just do it, you are right and it means I won’t be able to afford others elsewhere

  13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    It certainly makes my planned move of Robbo to City defender a bit harder! But in order to get Mo back I think I'll do it.

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Thanks for the update.

  14. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    In relation to above. What's the better play?
    A. Ziyech to Jota (Keep Robbo).
    B. Robbo to Cancelo/Dias (Keep Ziyech)

    Essentially for Salah return this week or 12. Other cash cow is Kane (own Bamford/DCL).

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Hmm probably a

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Who are you getting Salah for?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        So either this wk (hit) or more likely in gw12 - Bruno (or KDB if he properly bombs).

  15. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    If I just leave my big hitters (mane, Bruno, Kane), which move looks best? And which option?
    A) ctaylor to Dias/robbo
    B) r james to Dias/robbo
    C) bissouma to jota/torres

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Why Dias and not Cancelo?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I just tend to prefer sure starters. Which move do you like?

        1. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          A

        2. GuenDoozy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          But with Cancelo personally. Can't see dias getting more that 6 points in a game

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      A to Robbo

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      A with Dias

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      A with Cancelo: I'd love to say C. Would be great upside value if assured mins. The whole idea of a Bissouma (cheap sub) is; he's there when you need him to fill in for 2 pts

  16. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Which one should I do

    A) Kane -> Vardy (c)

    B) Kane & Ziyech -> Bamford & Kdb(c) for a hit.

    B option also leaves my easy route to bring Salah back in gw12

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      B - KDB captaincy option for both GW10 and 11. Salah captain for GW12

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Thanks. Having Vardy is tempting but opition B gives me more flexibility

    2. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Vardy out scores KDB in GW10 imo
      Burnley will frustrate City and park the bus

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I don't think he will outscore him by much. Bringing in KDB 1GW earlier allows you to save a FT (depending on any other fires)

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        they will concede at least 3 in my opinion. parking the bus only works if you have good outlets to take the pressure off occasionally (Vardy, Kane, Son).

        Burnley will just collapse in on themselves, City will be camped on edge of box and chance of penalties, deflected shots just increase.

  17. Hamish
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Bench one
    A) Bamford EVE (A)
    B) Grealish WHU (A)
    C) Coufal AVL (H)

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      B

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      C

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      C

    4. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      c

  18. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Only for the next 2 weeks, would you rather have Salah(if fit) or Bruno?
    Price difference doesn't matter

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Sa

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Bruno

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Debating this myself.

      I know you've said 'only for the next two weeks' but I think the answer to this depends on your situation.

      In other words, I would suggest keeping who you currently have and not spending a transfer. If you're on a wildcard, then I think Salah is a better option beyond the next two weeks, so would pick him to avoid future transfers

    4. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      i imagine they will score similar points over the 2

  19. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    I have so many possible options for a transfer this week. (1FT)

    Martinez, Forster
    Robertson, Chilwell, Masuaku, Dallas, Kilman
    KDB(c), Fernandes, HamezRod, Grealish, Soucek
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    Players I'd be happy to get rid of:
    Hamez and Brewster

    Players I want:
    Salah, Ziyech, Jota, Vardy

    A few potential options:
    A) Kane --> Vardy
    B) Fernandes --> Salah
    C) Hamez --> Ziyech
    D) Hamez --> Jota
    E) Kane + Hamez --> Salah + Watkins (-4)

    Anyone got any ideas or comments?

  20. Tripleburger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Martinez McCarthy
    Zouma Justin Lamptey Mitchell Struijk

    Maddison Salah Sterling Soucek Jrod

    DCL Kane Watkins

    1ft and 0.6 Itb
    A hold
    B Struijk to Coufal/Balbuena
    C Any other suggestions

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I would generally say hold but you might not have 3 defs available so B

  21. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Save, or Mane to Salah?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Cancelo KWP
    Mane KDB Grealish Jota
    Kane DCL Bamford

    4.0 Soucek N.Williams Lamptey

    1ft 0.2m

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Save

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Probably do it fit I guess but can save too

  22. tokara
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Bamford or adams

    Need sell jim

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Bamford

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Bamford

  23. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Guys is Salah clear to play against Atlanta in CL?

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      I've yet to see a formal announcement of a negative test, just a lot of "oh he took one and it came back negative"...

      1. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        he is back in training, he posted it on instagram

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Formal announcement? lol

        Klopp mentioned it

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Yes

  24. BEEZUS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    A) Saiss to Cancelo
    B) Bruno to Salah

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      A

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      a

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      A. Fix key problems first.

  25. Salah transfers and GW12 captaincy
    DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Those who are going Salah-less, when are you planning on getting him back in? GW 12 against Fulham or is there another viable captain for that week?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      United play City that week so that's two major teams out of the equation. Maybe Vardy vs Brighton but I'd just get Salah/Mane and target the worst team in the league.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 hours ago

        Maybe I am misunderstanding, byt do you think United are good at defending?

        1. The Hindu Monkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Do you think City are good at attacking so far...

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      gw12

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      11 or 12.

      I can get him back next week if Rashford has p*ssed me off enough to warrant immediate removal in 11 for a hit. If not, I'll save FT and do it in 12.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        I suppose it's a bit more complicated for me as I've penciled in KDB for Son for GW11 and that will leave me with pretty much nothing ITB...do I captain Vardy against Brighton in GW12 or do I take a hit to downgrade Vardy>Brewster and bring in Salah for Foden? Planning a long way here!

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          I think your question is gonna be different for each person. You need to approach this with a plan and laay out your priorities.

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Keep Bruno for next two games then transfer to Salah with money itb. KDB captain next two weeks and GW13

    5. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Not supposed to post as I have him, but I'd wait until Fulham for sure if i don't have him atm

    6. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Gw12

      Sterling to Salah after Sterling Captaincy gw 11

    7. The Rumour Mill
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      GW12, by losing Fernandes. I always try to at least own the FFScout Poll leader every week, to protect against heavy rank drops. Salah will be the most popular captain by a country mile that week, EO in excess of 100% for sure. I think it would be sensible for those without him right now to draft up a plan of how they plan to get him back in.

    8. alfoir
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Never usually a fan of 'upside chasing', doing a transfer specifically for one game week, nor planning transfers across multiple GWs in advance... but have money itb for going Rodriguez -> KDB for Fulham H (giving me a Sterling/KDB double up), then probably Sterling -> Salah for Fulham A. Already have Jota.

    9. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I'm on wildcard this week. I was all set for Vardy but now I feel that a midfield 5 is the way forward.

      Trying to decide between KDB, Bruno and Sterling for 2 weeks, then Sterling to Salah for Fulham. Or just go with KDB, Bruno and Salah from the off. City could pile on the points in the next 2 games, but I've not seen anything from Sterling that suggests he will outscore Salah. Grealish and Jota making up the numbers.

    10. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Vardy captain this week. Probably get Salah back for Fulham. But Jota might be enough by then.

    11. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Swapped to mane. Will cap him this week. Easy move back to Salah.

    12. Alberto Tomba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Salah vs Brighton

      Played 6 (all PL)
      Scored 5
      Assisted 3
      Clean sheets 4

      Pre BPS avg = 8.3 PPG

    13. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 hours ago

      Hide behind the sofa when they play Brighton, should be fine when they play wolves
      Get him & cap him against Fulham
      Just hoping he doesn't haul against Brighton, that'll bump up his price incredibly

    14. Alchim1sT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 hours ago

      looking for gw12 ... i need 2 transfers to get him back
      Vardy might also be a decent captain

    15. liner
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      No one reply?

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Anyone tempted to play FH this week?

    1. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      what will the team look like?

    2. alfoir
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Definitely not. Save it for those awkward blanks.

  27. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    Martinez
    Robbo - Chilwell - Zouma
    Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Hamez
    Kane - DCL - Watkins

    1 FT
    4.5 itb

    A) Zouma ➡ Cancelo
    B) Hamez ➡ Salah
    C) Hamez ➡ KDB
    D) Kane ➡ Vardy

    Which?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      C.

    2. Clickzy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      C

    3. joeydordon
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      C

  28. Gameweek 9 Rough with the Smooth
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 hours ago

    How was your Gameweek?

    Were any of your players benched? Did you get any injuries? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?

    Tell us your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 9, here:

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Joke gameweek. 37pts. Kane assist and Robbo 12pts. Ziye(c)h and Klich gave me cs point. Others 1 or 2. GW rank 6.5million

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Veeeerry rough 🙁

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 hours ago

          Too much Villa Martinez, Grealish, Watkins, also having Bamford, Klich and Dallas.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 hours ago

            You'll fly next GW.
            Villa were unlucky to score only 1 mate.
            I also failed because of Grealish ©

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Bad times in FPL 48(-8) down by another million in OR i guess.
      Few of my relatives have Corona over last 2/3 days.
      Lost in a draft league H2H by whisker ..

      Smooth: Ready for more 😎

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Yikes, sorry to hear.

        It's only up from here!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 hours ago

          Absolutely !

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Best gameweek of the season with 90 points and up from 25k>5k. Robertsons 12 points was the highlight with him now being a differential.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Huge! And I thought my 76 was good..

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

          cheers, fpl is fun these type of gameweeks will probably get 35 points next week to stay grounded lol

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Wow
        Congratulations

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

      Brilliant week, 83 points, transfer was Salah to Bruno(c). Every player returned apart from Martinez and Grealish, upto 165k from 425k

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Same move for me. Love it! Great work.

    5. Shark_Sandwich
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      82. transfer was salah to jota, also that random bonus point for KWP took me to exactly 600 for the season

    6. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Rough-ish
      Wildcarded....

      After 6 players played - I had NINE POINTS COMBINED!!!!
      Target 0
      Cancelo 1
      Grealish 1
      KDB 2
      Ziyech 3
      Watkins 2

      Fortunately, Bruno Penalty turned the week
      Bruno (c) - 22
      DCL - 13
      Coufal - 6
      Vardy - 2
      McCarthy - 7

      Scraping to a neither good nor bad 59... I was worried it was gonna be Sub 30 points when Bruno missed the first penalty. Lucky escape

    7. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Back-to-back 200k GWs/80 pointers! 81 this week, 249k GW rank. Moved up from 2.3m to 709k in two game weeks. Much more like it.

      Smooth; New recruits Coufal & De Bruyne in for Trent & Salah. Bruno(c), DCL, Son, Kane, Bellerin, Konsa all returning plus three handy points off Ryan & Soucek.

      Rough; De Bruyne was a let down. Mitrovic my only one pointer. Needs to go now.

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Nice work. Who are you getting for Mitro? I stupidly moved him instead of Che Adams in GW5 but it's finally time for him to go too.

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Sorry for late reply. I’ve been waiting for Antonio for weeks!

    8. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      A very pleasing 92 (-4 pts) leaving me with an 18k GW rank (and 21 points on the bench) rising 1.2m places. Couldn't be happier!

    9. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 hours ago

      Smooth: Foden > Jota -4 on Saturday morning.
      Rough: Rashford (c) - Picking Rashford over Bruno has cost me over 30 points since I brought him in 3 weeks ago.

    10. Kannbury
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Rough: My lowest gameweek score yet, despite wildcard.

        Smooth: At least Chilwell is a consistent form of points.

      • Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        Smooth: Previous transfers (Creswell, Chilwell) working out. Brighton finally won again and still plenty more GWs to come...

        Rough: I think I've lost the plot a bit as I'm doing so badly. Did Bruno, Ziyech & Bamford in for Son, Foden & Jimi for a -8. In fairness that stats were backing me up and I gained 0.6 in value but it definitely cost me points this week, especially as I got Lamptey off the bench for Salah

      • asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 hours ago

        I’m on a bit of a transfer hot streak (for immediate returns currently)

        Zouma for his goal and clean sheet
        Ziyech for his 2 assists
        Bruno in for Salah (casually)

      • lugs
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Rough
        2nd sub Lamptey climbing from my bench to give me a -1, thankfully first sub Kilman gave me a monster 2pts to ease the pain

        Smooth
        my only transfer of the week Jimmy to DCL worked out well, with Bruno(c), Son, Kane, Bellerin & Chillwell helping me to a very decent 71pts

      • Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        This was my best game week so far

        Lucky with triple Chelsea
        Son on target
        Bellerín with 9 pts
        Bruno captaincy

        1. Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Chelsea defence that is

      • Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        First good week of the season, GW rank of 67k. 87 (-4) and inside the top million for the first time since GW1

        I had Martial & Rashford for this week, but with both flagged I decided to add Bruno and captain him for a hit.

        Returns from DCL, Son, Chilwell, Creswell & Konsa. And an unexpected 12 points from striker vs keeper in McCarthy and Jimenez.

        On to the wildcard this week and attack the next run of fixtures.

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        First good week of the season for me this week saw me move from 3.1mil to 2.25mil OR. Played my WC and a few 50-50 decisions went my way, e.g. got DCL over Rich, played Coufal over Targett. Returns for Jota, Adams and McCarthy were particularly nice to end the week on a high.

        The only rough really was Spurs and City game. I sold Kane, Son and Regulion so lost points there but still happy with my WC overall.

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 hours ago

          74 points 6k overall.

          Was going so well before Zaha news (also have PVA for three games) They would have won that last night IMO with Zaha.and PVA could have scored higher as well.

          Sure Grealish and Ziyech blanked but Son was a nice surprise.

          The fact that Palace now plays on Friday from a Monday game (stupid!) I cannot see Zaha being back in time and now need hit for a KDB move.

          I will wait for team news if he is negative as he will be straight back in the team but disrupted my plans for sure lol 🙂

      • Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 hours ago

        Smooth: played WC for a +15 point swing. Bruno (C) in for Salah. Jota in for Zaha, before the Covid news broke.
        Rough: 60 points but OR still dropped. Took Son out for KDB. Lamptey RC. Started Martinez over McCarthy

    11. Clickzy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Best City defender to transfer in?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Cancelo

    12. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 hours ago

      Over next two who scores more?

      A) Salah (bha, WOL)
      B) Sterling (BUR, FUL)

      1. Clickzy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        B

      2. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        a

      3. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 hours ago

        B