Scout Notes

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. NateDogsCats
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I had decided to find a way to get Salah into my team for the first time this season but after the Leicester game I'm not sure if it's worth getting rid of Robbo and potentially leaving myself with a poorly balanced team. It'd mean I'd need to either just get rid of Son + Robbo (and I see no need to get rid of Son) or leave myself with a 4.5 fwd, mid and Mitchell (and bare in mind I also have Justin who I wanted to upgrade to Pereira / Castagne) to try fit him in without getting rid of players I have no intention of getting rid of for a while. Not worth going for it, right?

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I’d wait and see

    • ZakyJ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Im benching Justin even though he's home to Fulham over Chilwell (TOT) and Coufal (AVL) right?

      1. In a Rush
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I like Coufal but would play Justin vs Fulham

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I'd find a way to play Justin.

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        No way. Justin over Coufal for starters.

      4. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Justin over Coufal

    • In a Rush
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Any thoughts on this squad please?
      1 ft 2.5 Itb

      Martinez
      Kwp Zouma Kilman
      Salah(c) Ziyech Eze Grealish Bruno
      Dcl(v) Kane

      Button ayling Brewster Lamptey

      I’m thinking of maybe upgrading ayling ➡️Cancelo/Dias/Cresswell/Castagne/bellerin

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Cancelo or Dias

        1. In a Rush
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers I’m leaning that way but which one of the two feels like a big call!?

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            I went with Cancelo. Higher ceiling. But you need cover for him on the bench.

            1. In a Rush
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              That’s the problem I like the upside of Cancelo but loath the downside.

    • Valkyrie
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Does anyone have a FH template for the upcoming gameweek?

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Why would anyone want to play a FH this week?

        1. Valkyrie
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Why not? City, Everton, Leicester and United have juicy fixtures

          1. In a Rush
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            You should be able to work out who are the best picks then to be fair. I would save it personally.

            1. Black Knights
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Yeah you're over halfway there if you already know what teams you need to look at.

      2. Joey Tribbiani
          4 months, 29 days ago

          ooo, I played mine gw 9

        • No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          using chips now hurts so badly later in the season.

      3. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Best combination going forward?

        A) Vardy + Ziyech
        B) Sterling + Bamford/Antonio
        C) Werner + Son

        1. In a Rush
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          A or c for me probably A, need to see some for from sterling 1st

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            It's about getting them in the game you would expect them to hit form

        2. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          B

        3. milanista10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          A

        4. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          B with kdb?

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Already got KDB

        5. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          C I think

        6. teneighty
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          I like C.

        7. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Got C since few weeks ago and will not change

      4. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Lost on last page...

        My team on WC:

        McCarthy
        Cancelo - Bellerin - Targett
        KDB - Son - Grealish - Bruno - Soucek
        Vardy - DCL

        Subs: Meslier, Kilman, Lewis, Brewdog
        ITB 1.5

        My plan was to get Salah back for GW12 in place of Bruno. But with Salah probably back this GW, would you just get Salah in straight away and not plan future transfers? Will probably captain Vardy GW10, KDB GW11 and Salah GW12.

        1. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          I would be worried with no Liverpool

          1. teneighty
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Cheers! Leaning towards just getting Salah back in my WC-squad so that I don't have to worry about if I can afford him for a staright swap later or if I need to use 2 FTs to get him back.

            If Bruno feels essential I'll downgrade Vardy to BamBam and upgrade Grealish to Brunoo in GW13.

      5. milanista10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        A) Robertson & Rodriguez
        B) Cancelo & Son

        Which two do you prefer lads?

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Robertson + Ziyech/Jota/Grealish not an option? If not then prolly B

          1. milanista10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Already got Grealish. Has to be Rodriguez in my case because I already have him & Son. One of the two will be shifted to KDB next week (depending if I get Cancelo or Robbo for Saiss this week)

        2. NateDogsCats
            4 months, 29 days ago

            B, Rodriguez looked poor for a while

        3. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Better option? Leaning towards A.

          A. Ziyech zaha > kdb soucek
          B. Kane zaha > kdb Watkins

          Bruno son ziyech grealish zaha
          Kane dcl Brewster

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Wouldn't want to play soucek every week so B.

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Would have to bench him for one of kilman/ lamptey/ Dallas some gws. Not worth it? Tempted to keep Kane.

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Don't know really. Personally don't trust the cheap defenders that much. I got Robbo, Chilwell and Cancelo.

                1. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Already have Robbo & Zouma and thinking of Dunne to Cancelo with Lamptey on the bench, but curtails my investment in the forward line where the best return on investment is. So I'd question this, even though tempted

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    So don’t like?

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      I'm fine with 'cheaper' attacking def+fixtures (with 1 premium or none), as I prefer to keep my money closer to the scoring line.

                      I don't like your AB options right now as too many performing players riding around KDB performance. If he was performing to a high potential right now, then maybe you could make the case, but there are 1-2 weeks to make a better judgement. Burnley should be a good litmus test.

                      Zaha downgrade to a Brewster upgrade perhaps?

          2. cheeky moses
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            How about Zaha and Brewster to Bamford and soucek?

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              That’s cheeky moses 🙂

        4. Goodricke
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          3 Chelsea defenders seems a bad idea with Kane and Son in such great form. Kane has a 1 in 2 return rate against Chelsea. Leeds (the last 20 games in London with only a single win and a single draw) away at Chelsea the following week suggests a Chelsea attacker may be a better bet.

          1. Goodricke
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            All my replies are posting as new comments!

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              close your browser - restart - try again
              If that doesn't fix - try the MS solution - reboot 😉

        5. Abra Dubravka
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Martinez
          Robbo, Zouma, Coufal (Taylor, Mitchell)
          Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Son, Zaha*
          DCL, Jimenez

          A) if Zaha is out, Zaha/Jimi to Jota/Jesus?
          B) if Zaha back, Son/Jimi to KDB/Bamford?
          C) something else to get City cover?

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            Stay away from Jesus. Will be heavily rotated

            1. Abra Dubravka
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Even with what Pep said about not rushing Aguero back?

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Don't trust Pep. Not rushing him back could mean that he won't feature in CL, but will feature in the weekend

                1. Abra Dubravka
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Yeah true. Cheers

          2. NateDogsCats
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Zaha has covid so definitely out, surely for 2 weeks minimum too

              1. Abra Dubravka
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                But Roy said “he was positive a few days ago” in conference yesterday, so may be back if tests negative this week?

                1. NateDogsCats
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Under UK law he'll still have to self isolate for 10 days minimum from the date of his first test

                    1. Abra Dubravka
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      Yeah I thought that. Could do with Roy saying when he first tested positive

                  • Indpush
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Yep. Wait til Friday and all games played too

            • ElliotJHP
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Don't think KDB has travelled for the European midweek game, good rest for Burnley at the weekend

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                You've literally just read a tweet saying this.

                Why don't you link it rather than the ol' "I think"?

                https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1331246401804787712?s=19

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  I read a tweet from Sam Lee at The Athletic saying he couldn't see their names on the squad list

                  But thank you for linking the Ben Dinnery confirmation

                  1. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    So link that?

            • Stimps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Zaha to Jota?

              Worth a hit?

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                If Zaha is out then yes

              2. Abra Dubravka
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Wait to see if he could play this week. Newcastle potentially tantalising

            • abhirup780
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Official: Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne have been left out of @ManCity's travelling squad for their #UCL game against Olympiakos

              1. Black Knights
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                You love to see it.

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  until you find out they're injured...

            • No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              hate my team right now. Want Salah back, want KDB, defence is a wreck. It's strange because I'm climbing each week and slowly recovering from a disaster in GW2. Only taken a couple of hits so far, so not adverse to taking one now.

              Martinez
              Chilwell Saiss Taylor
              Fernandes Son Grealish Foden
              Kane Vardy DCL

              Steer Mitchell Alzate Lamptey
              2.0m itb 1FT

              how does Saiss and Bruno to Cancelo and Salah look?

              1. Black Knights
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Looks the easiest way to sort it bud. Maybe go Dias instead though so you dont need to rely on Mitchell or Lamptey in an emergency?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  or just the defender move as bruno can easily match salah this week?

                  1. Black Knights
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Yeah i'm aiming for a GW12 switch from Bruno to Salah, but appreciate some people's urgency. Will Salah outscore Bruno -4? Return from Bruno makes it tough.

                2. Pep bites Kun
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Lamptey is the emergency player - no? Good 1st bench or even to play for the attacking option

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Rather get rid of Kane + Foden I think

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  but then i effectively have 1 playing defender, as Taylor will probably score 0.

                  Foden should hopefully get decent minutes in these easier games, and don't see Kane as an issue, could easily see him getting a 13 pointer against chelsea.

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Spurs had 2 shots vs City. Chelsea look just as solid defensively. How do you reach that conclusion?

                    1. No Professionals
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      because Kane is as good as any striker around. Andy Carroll should have scored against them.

                      Most of Chelsea's clean sheets are against teams who struggle to score.

                      Not saying Kane will haul, but wouldn't surprise me if he did.

              3. mixology
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I'd say you realistically can only have 3 of Bruno,Kane,Vardy,KDB,Salah,

                I agree in that I wouldn't lose Kane. If you're captaining Vardy then I'd stick with him. Can't have them all. Personally, I'd prefer KDB, Salah, and Kane

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Sterling, Salah and KdB for me

                2. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  I have Bruno, Vardy and Salah atm and Rashford to KdB isn't absolutely impossible with Zaha and Barkley being major problems.

              4. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Hate is a very strong word, but we've all been there in fpl o/

                Good long-term moves anyway. Negates the hit in so many ways 🙂 Great front-line btw

            • Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Anyone has good advice for UCL Fantasy Football today?Anyone playing it?

              I'll start first. Sell Messi and Ramos if you have them, they are unlikely to play.

              1. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Kept chugging along at it. Deciding between captaining Morata and Haaland tonight, might go Morata due to lower ownership.

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  I already bought Halland and gave him the armband. it is he or Lewan, went Haaland, that guy is super hot.

                  1. ElliotJHP
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Yeah, having Haaland and Lewan play on alternate nights is very nice indeed.

                    On a WC and gone for a Haaland-Lewandowski-Morata front three.

                    Is there an ideal team to go Limitless? Think I'll do it next week when a few of my players have tougher games.

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Messi hasn't travelled. Unlikely is not the right word hehe

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  can you please share advise too?

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    I like the look of Ronaldo in the next two. Haaland and Lewandowski as well

            • rnrd
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              KDB rested for UCL game. Won't be travelling to Greece. Mendy back in the group

              https://amp.mancity.com/news/mens/travelling-champions-league-squad-olympiakos-63741824?__twitter_impression=true

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Several of these comments on this site. Do people ever read the page before posting? 😉

                1. Daniel - When to BB?
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  End of the Cancelo?

                  BTW why we never consider Walker?

                  1. rnrd
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Walker clearly overpriced

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    More expensive. Cancelo creating more chances etc etc

                  3. mixology
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Canelo can play on the right if Pep envisions it

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      Not likely this week with Walked rested

                2. teneighty
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Oi! Us old lads are slow typers. 😉

            • Feed tha Sheep
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Trent > Cancelo or anyone worth a -4 this week?
              Would have to play Taylor v City otherwise?

            • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Harrison > Jota or find a hit to get Salah in?

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                good move unless it makes getting salah harder in the future

            • Mcgugan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Options

              A) Kane and Barkley > Bamford and Salah

              B) Barkley to Jota

              C) Barkley to Ziyech

              D) Keep Barkley. Mitchell to Cancelo

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                A looks good in the grand scheme of things

            • Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Any changes here ya reckon?

              Martinez
              Justin [FUL] | Bellerin Gabriel [WOL]
              Sterling KDB(c) Bruno(v) Grealish Jota
              Martial DCL

              Button | Mitchell [NEW], Brewster [wba], Lamptey**

              1FT. 0.2 ITB

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Not sure why you have Martial in your team. Otherwise it looks fine for this weekend. Not a fan of your defence. But it's fine for next gameweek

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  I have him because I missed 3 deadlines while he was suspended 🙁

            • JBG
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Will Justin play those 3 easy matches Leicester have coming up?? Found out I can have, Justin, Robbo, Cancelo and Coufal in my backline and keep Kdb, Bruno and Salah.

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I wouldn't count on it

              2. hogree
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Might not even play next weekend mate

            • how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              So Zaha could be back for then potentially?

              One negative test and he's back in?

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                what? what is new?

              2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                We need a scout article to explain how this works

              3. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                We've known about it for a few days. We didn't want to broadcast it to the world because we were rather hoping that the second test might free him to play, RH

            • rnrd
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              OK so basically, on WC, I have to make the call between

              A- KDB (BUR, FUL)
              B- salah (bha, WOL)

              for two GW before bringing salah back in GW13

              pros of KDB. Rested, two easy fixtures, captain material
              cons: less explosive. Less of a differential. Is he still on pens?

              Pros of Salah: great records vs bha. Great differential for 2 weeks. Don't cost a transfer to bring him in in GW13.
              Cons: uncertainty about its fitness. Short turnaround time between UCL and Saturday kickoff at bha

              who would you go with?

              1. pablo discobar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Depends if KDB is being rested or him and walker have Covid

                Salah I think regardless

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                KDB less of differential than Salah?

              3. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                I don't agree with your cons for KDB. Not sure what explosivity is or why you'd want it. If it means getting lots of points then KDB is explosive. He is capable of getting a lot of points. Not sure what being a differential has to do with him getting points either. Being a differential will just inflate your benefit if he does well and inflate your deficit if he does poorly. Which means it's more important to make a good decision that to choose what you want to inflate. Not sure about pens though. Probably still on them?

                If you're sure to get Salah from KDB in 2 GWs, then I would just go for him now. Personally would go for KDB though, and decide on Salah later, but I tend to go without Salah in general these past seasons.

              4. rnrd
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Considering Salah has been sold a lot last GW, I think having him is a better differential than KDB who will be the mainstream transfer in indeed.

                I get your point Deulofail. My point is that, with Salah, you know what you get for.
                With KDB, you always have that possibility that he plays a non-game playing super deep which is a concern I belive when it comes to capitaincy.

            • hustler7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Who should be seen as a priority out of KDB & Vardy?

            • Bennyboy1907
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Not sure what to do? 1FT 0.1ITB

                Martinez
                Robbo, Chillwell, Lamptey* (Saiss*, Mitchel*)
                KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Zaha* (Bissouma)
                Kane, DCL, Bamford

                1. Indpush
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  Saiss out for someone who plays?

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                170k removed Zaha already, could he be back for Newcastle?

                We've known about it for a few days. We didn't want to broadcast it to the world because we were rather hoping that the second test might free him to play RH

                1. rnrd
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  what's does the protocol say? is it 10 days from the first negative test of the first positive one?

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    Good point, think it starts from first + test?

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 29 days ago

                      We don't know yet when the first was.

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                Have the exact cash to do Son to KDB (C) for a hit.

                A. Do it
                B. Not worth it

              • FPL Wisdom
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                DO y'all think Son > Salah in is a no-brainer or I do Son > KDB and forget Salah for another week or just do Jiminez > Vardy and keep Sonny? or would you take a -4 for Vardy and a Mid?

              • jesus jesus
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                KDB not travelling with City - anyone hear anything ??