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Debating whether to get Salah straight back into my FPL team for Gameweek 10

After much deliberation in Gameweek 9 I finally opted to transfer Mohamed Salah (£12.2m) out of my team at 00:40 on Saturday morning. That’s the latest I’ve made a transfer all season.

Instead of opting for the obvious Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) move, I went for the long term play and brought in Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) who I knew I’d want for the foreseeable. 

With two free transfers it didn’t seem that risky to get rid of Salah, especially with the potential for him to miss an additional Gameweek.

As you can see below it didn’t go well.

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With just 50 points it undid all the hard work from the Gameweek before and saw a big red arrow.

The big question is whether to get Salah straight back in as I look at a team without Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) and wonder whether I really want to captain De Bruyne.

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From what Klopp has said it looks as though he’s now available and back training

“Salah trained with the team yesterday and looked really good. The test was negative so, if nothing changed since yesterday, he is available. Now we have to see what we do with that because he was quarantined until three days ago.” – Jurgen Klopp

There’s still no guarantee he’ll play against Brighton, so I’ll be heavily focused on watching the outcome of the Champions League game between Liverpool and Atalanta on Wednesday.

The ideal situation is that he plays some part in the game and comes through unscathed. Given that he had no symptons and is now back training you would think (or is it hope?) that he’ll be fine to play a Brighton side who will be down one of their key players in Tariq Lamptey (£4.8m).

The reason I’m so keen to get him straight back is simple, captaincy. I think Jamie Vardy is the best captaincy option for Gameweek 10, but Salah gives a great option, not just for this week but for many Gameweeks to come:

  • Gameweek 12 – Fulham (a)
  • Gameweek 14 – Crystal Palace (a)
  • Gameweek 15 – West Brom (h)

The rotation that I mentioned in my previous article with a Manchester City player is just too good to turn down. 

It’s important not to overthink sometimes, and a fit Salah really should be in my squad.

In order to get to that point I probably have to do the unthinkable and sell one of Heung-Min Son (£9.5m) or Harry Kane (£11.0m).

I fully understand the form argument but I’m a fixtures man, and until Gameweek 16 I have no intention of captaining either of these players. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be sold, but I don’t have a better way of funding the moves I want to make and ultimately I’d rather own Salah than Kane…….for now.

Kane may have been explosive towards the start of the season but his highest score in the last four Gameweeks is 9 points. In fact in the last four Gameweeks he’s only had 9 shots in the box.

Twelve players have a higher non-penalty xG than Kane in the last four. In the first five Gameweeks he was third, only behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m) and Sadio Mané (£12.1m).

Kane is still being fairly consistent, but the explosiveness seems to be on a downward trend and it’s that which makes me feel I can get away with it for a few Gameweeks.

FPL Gameweek 2 team news and injury updates so far

Choosing a cheap striker to fund the Salah move is difficult. There’s still so many options to choose from, but it’s Patrick Bamford (£6.1m) that I’m considering.

I’m consistently impressed with the number of chances Leeds United create for him. In fact they’ve created a total of 98 chances so far this season which is equal with Aston Villa and just nine behind Liverpool at the top. 

From those 98 chances, Bamford has already had 31 shots in the box over the entire season. No other player has had as many with Salah (26) and Kane (25) in second and third respectively.

Even if we filter out the opening Gameweeks where there were a lot of goals, and perhaps teams were getting adjusted to a new and slightly different kind of season it’s still promising for Bamford.

In the last four Gameweeks he’s had 18 shots in the box, five more than Trézéguet (£5.3m) in second. No player has a higher expected goal involvement either and he’s been involved in 80% of Leeds goals.

Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) is another option to go for as well, and he has penalties in his locker which is a big plus. However from open play there is really no competition between the two. Watkins still has a chance of making the team however as I think it’s probably time I moved on from Neal Maupay (£6.4m) who’s been stinking up my team with no returns since my Gameweek 5 Wildcard.

The only question left is who does Salah come in for. It’s between Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) and Son which will leave me with money in the bank to upgrade the other one in a few Gameweeks to Mané or Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) down the line.

I think most people would side with selling Rashford. He looked tired and rusty against West Brom, squandering a great chance from Fernandes.

However when you compare the two over the last four Gameweeks it’s quite close. Both players have only had four shots in the box, but Rashford has created six chances to Son’s two.

I also prefer Manchester United’s fixtures with Southampton (a) and West Ham (a) versus Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea (a) and Arsenal (h).

A lot has been made about Spurs being better against stronger teams because they can play on the counter but I don’t expect either Chelsea nor Arsenal to attack them like Manchester City did. I think both games could be close.

If it was for the long term I’d probably hold Son, but if I go through with the Mané or Sterling double up then I only need them for two Gameweeks at most so Rashford might get the nod as a bit of a differential with slightly better fixtures in my book.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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976 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rodriguez and Kane out
    A. KDB and Vardy (-4)
    B. Salah and Bamford (-4)

    3.3itb 1ft
    Martinez
    Chilwell Cancelo Justin
    Grealish Son Rodriguez Bruno
    Watkins DCL Kane
    (Peacock Ayling Taylor Bissouma)

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Can you just do Rod > Salah?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Unfortunately changing my formation from 442 to 343 doesn't leave enough itb to do that move. 1.0 short

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Go for B

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Salah the better long term pick over Vardy?

            1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              For me yes, more consistent source of points.
              Salah scoring more from open play whereas Vardy points relying heavily on pens.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Just Kane to vardy no hit

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        What's your thoughts on Rodriguez vs KDB for this GW?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think I'm capping KDB, but if I wasn't to cap I wouldn't do a -4 Rod's passing could catch Leeds out

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Do you not think Rodriguez passing will lead to him being the assisting the assister?

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is it better to prioritise KDB and Vardy this GW? I can get Salah in GW12, Son and Vardy to Salah and Bamford

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Rodriguez out for -4 is ridiculous prior to LEE and Bur

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He is a great player but in terms of FPL points, he has the lowest ceiling in my midfield. He definitely will make way to either KDB or Salah.

    5. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I’m on B atm

  2. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Is Foden playing tonight a good thing or bad thing for PL game time this weekend do you think??

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bad

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers Karan. I was hoping the opposite! 🙁

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is the last few weeks are anything to go off then it’s a bad thing, a very bad thing indeed

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        You are probably right Steve. No doubt he will brace now tonight and cause me even more headaches...!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think if he starts tonight then best case for you is he bangs in a brace and puts even more pressure on pep to start him in the league

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hard to predict. Looked nailed after first 4 but hasn't played after i got him in.

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Same here! Done nothing since I brought him in weeks ago. Just worried as soon as I let him go he will come in to the mix! Arrgghh...

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I'm moving for Jota if i sell him.

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Probably bad. Foden is down the pecking order in PL

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        cheers Tony. Yeah, I think its time to get rid despite the fixtures...

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I have had Foden starting GW3. He is a bad pick, irrespective.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        yeah, rotten pick but if you've come this far with him surely have to hold for the next 2

        1. Nunoooooooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Not sure I have the patience to hold him mate!

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I moved him out for Ziyech last week.

      2. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I agree. But is Jota any better or just another trap?!

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Jota might have minutes regulated, but still better than Foden.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 25 days ago

            yeah I agree, I think you should hold still tho, he'll start 1 of the next 2 surely

  3. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Early thoughts here?
    1ft 4.0itb

    Martinez
    Robertson Cancelo Lewis
    Son Fernandes Ziyech Foden
    Jimenez DCL Watkins

    4.0 Soucek Ayling Taylor

    A) Foden to Jota
    B) Jimenez to Vardy
    C) Watkins to Richarlison
    D) Foden, Jimmy to Salah, Bamford -4

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hmm maybe B for captaincy option

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers. Vardy should outscore Jimmy next few and a good captain for this week.

  4. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    a) Barkley > Jota
    b) Hamez > KDB
    c) Barkley & Hamez to KDB & Soucek (-4)
    d) Hamez & Kane to KDB & Vardy (-4)

    Martinez
    Zouma Coufal Ayling
    Salah Bruno Grealish Hamez* Barkley*
    Kane DCL

    Brewster Mitchell Lamptey

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      d

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    3. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

      1. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ooof thanks for the replies, shame they are all different 😀

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    5. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A (I am considering the same)

      1. Scrumper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        A

      2. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks, I'm just a little concerned of Jota game time. I can't see him playing all 4 of Salah/Mane/Firminho/Jota every week. Also no City could be a little scary, but I suppose Burnley are solid now that their defence is fit again.

    6. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    7. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      d

  5. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    If Jesus plays 90 minutes today would you consider get in Aguero?

    1. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I won't butheads over that comment

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Depends if aguero gets minutes or not

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No, I think Vardy has to be the better option at that price if bringing a striker in, nailed and in decent form

  6. Nunoooooooooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    1FT, welcome your thoughts on one of these, currently considering:

    A) Kane to Vardy
    B) Foden to Jota
    C) Roll FT
    D) any other suggestions welcome!

    Martinez
    Robbo - Chilwell - Cancelo
    Salah(c) - Son - Ziyech - Grealish - Foden
    Kane - DCL

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A or B

      1. Nunoooooooooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers Q. Both for a -4, or too much?

    2. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B or C

    3. The Smudger88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

  7. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Coufal, KDB in for Semedo, Son??

    Not really keen on getting rid of Son but only way to get KDB, also leaves me with 4 pen takers...

    Martinez
    Coufal, Kilman, Dallas
    KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, Grealish
    Kane, Vardy, DCL

    Steer, Mitchell, Stephens*, Lamptey*

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nice team! I think I would actually...sets you up well going forward too

  8. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Current team:

    Mendy
    Robbo Zouma Kilman (Lamptey* Konsa)
    Bruno Biss (Salah* Zaha* Barkley*)
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Considering doing Kane > Vardy & Barkley > Jota

    Decent move?

  9. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Hi....any views on this plan please? Rank 2m so want to be aggressive...

    Gw9....kane and son to vardy and salah - 4

    Gw10....exact cash for bruno to kdb (c)

    Martinez
    Chilwell james cancelo (lamptey Mitchell)
    Bruno son ziyech grealish (burke)
    Kane dcl Watkins

    Thanks

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Planning exactly the same moves. I just can't make up my mind if I want Salah or KDB this week.

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers...think I prefer salah this weekend. More scared of him than kdb

        It is very tight on the pricing for me. I have exact cash now

        So if kdb was to rise on Friday night I'm either priced out - or need to make my gw10 transfer then!!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes I kind of agree with that. Salah does look a better asset to own this but KDB probably the standout captain next week.

          I don't see any of KDB or Salah rising before deadline this week but that could change quickly after a haul this weekend.

          1. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Hopefully not.

            Brighton clearly less able defensively than Burnley who have tightened up.

            So think I prefer salah this week. Although probably captain vardy...

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yup similar thinking for me. But KDB has been rested for tonight. Will be interesting to see how many minutes Salah gets tonight.

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I'd expect salah to come off the bench tonight. And then start at Brighton

  10. gingerhero
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What would you do (see team below)? Transferred Salah out for Fernandes last week, now contemplating whether or not to get him back. There are a lot of ways to do this, just not sure what the best one is:
    1) Fernandes --> Salah (opposite of what I did last week)
    2) KDB --> Salah (seems extremely risky considering City's fixtures)
    3) Kane + Son (-4) --> Salah + 9.4M striker (no tempting striker options in this price bracket)
    4) Another transfer/transfers (if so, what?)
    5) Hold transfer and have 2 FT's next week

    1 FT, 1.5M ITB
    ---------------------------------- McCarthy (MUN) ----------------------------------
    ------------- Targett (whu) --- James (TOT) --- Mitchell (NEW) -------------
    De Bruyne (BUR) --- Grealish (whu) --- Fernandes (sou) --- Son (che)
    ----------------- Bamford (eve) --- DCL (LEE) --- Kane (che) -----------------
    BENCH:
    Forster (MUN) --- Podence (ars) --- Kilman (ars) --- Lamptey (LIV)

  11. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Best sub 7.0 striker for upcoming fixtures?

    A) Bamford (eve, che, WHU, NEW, mun)
    B) Watkins (whu, NEW, wol, BUR, wba)
    C) Antonio (AVL, MUN, lee, CRY, che)
    D) Wilson (cry, avl, WBA, lee, FUL)

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      c

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I keep saying this, but no one listens. Antonio is not fit, why bring him in? I am an owner and not a happy one. It's like Martial last year and the trap Mark fall into

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Of course only if he is fit.

        2. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          you might keep saying it - but no one knows who you are and not everyone hears you speak

    2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tammy?

      i'm waiting on Antonio getting through 90 mins and he is in for me

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        sorry sub 7.0 but he is around that price bracket anyway

      2. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Actually I would have money to him. Thanks!

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    4. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Between A and B

      Form/Stats over Fixtures.

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tammy is a risk mate.
      See my post previous page.

  12. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Penalties conceded by Brighton - 5
    First choice penalty taker for Pool - Milner
    Chances of Milner playing vs Brighton - 100%

    1. Kingtekkerz
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Except for the fact that Salah is taking the penalties even with Milner on the pitch

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No. Salah was handed the ball by Milner in their last CL game. Milner was supposed to take that as he is the first choice.

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Milner is Salah’s daddy

    2. theplayer
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Except Milner isn't first choice pen taker anymore

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He is.

    3. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Get him in!!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not for me!

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Then I think you should know by now Salah is on pens.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yes, but only in two scenarios - if Milner is not on the pitch or if Milner is generous!

            1. Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Convincing yield why not to get Salah?

              1. Slitherene
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yourself

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  No! Salah is still relevant irrespective of this fact.

    4. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Salah is the first penalty taker this season. Milner is irrelevant.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Took a hit to get Salah in this GW I assume.

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          No, I don't take hits.

          Liverpool's penalty taker does not depend on my FPL choices, so not sure how that's relevant anyway.

  13. Joe_Carman
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Cresswell, Dallas
    Grealish, Sterling, Salah, Fernandes
    Bamford, DCL, Jimi

    Bissouma, Lamptey, Mitchell

    A) Penandes & Jimenez to Ziyech & Vardy (C) for -4
    B) Jimenez to Antonio (captain Salah or Sterling)
    C) Hold
    D) Any other options?

  14. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What would you do with this lot guys? Conscious that I have no City or LEI attack. But also want to bring Salah back in soon.

    1FT and 1.8itb

    Mccarthy (Button)
    Zouma Holding Justin (Konsa Mitchell)
    Bruno JRod Son Grealish (Bissouma)
    DCL Werner Kane

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Werner to Vardy (C) for me there I think - might have to take a -4 at some point to get Salah and/or kdb but don't see that as a big deal

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yep you're probably right. So you think Kane scores more than Werner this week then?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          could go either way, Kane to vardy wouldn't be a bad move either I don't think, you'll have to decide for yourself who you would rather lose

    2. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'd save and then downgrade Werner/kane enough to fit in Salah for JRod

  15. aidmata
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    McCarthy (Steer)

    Creswell Chilwell Justin (Mitchell Lamptey)

    Mane Son KDB (C) Grealish (Bissouma)

    Brewster Kane DCL

    Kane to Vardy this week?

  16. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Werner to aguero if fit?

    1. simmo87
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Aguero is just what City need to find their goalscoring form again - Pep will be frustrated and he'll start against Burnley. Always an injury risk but he'll always mre often than not provide a return when he does play

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Also probably only gets 60 mins which could be plenty for him to get a haul just don’t know if he will be sharp

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      i can't believe there are articles like this.. if you took Salah out for 1GW when you know he is back in the next GW, i'm sorry but your absolutely mental

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No one knew he would be back in the next gw.

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          how can noone know? its simple maths, you have to isolate for a certain number of days, he was always going to be back

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            he first needed to test negative. nothing was obv.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah. I knew someone who had it for 8 weeks.

              1. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                exactly. My wife had a couple(patients) that both had c19. The wife was still testing positive 5 weeks after the husband was negative.

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            No no no. I’m sorry but there was plenty of debate with lots of people with different opinions and timelines. I’m not having anyone say it’s simple maths.

            1. OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              name me a PL player whos missed more than 1 game with it then........

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I can’t. Haven’t kept a record. Doesn’t take away from the fact that there were plenty of very qualified people who couldn’t say for certain either way.
                And in fact, some players had 2 FTS saved for the IB so using 1 on him to get 22 points was a transfer or two well used.

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  if you had 2FTs and had to use 1 with no other issues, i get it, i also get the WC move, but to use a transfer last week and a transfer this week to bring him back, seems like the jammy penalty is a good excuse to paper over the cracks

              2. Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                we are talking in general. no diff between a pl player and someone on the street

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  massive difference, pl players have access to instant testing and results

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    yes, but you still need to test negative, which there is no guarantee for. people test positive for weeks.

          3. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Its simple.If his test on Sunday was positive he would be out for Atalanta game and probably also for Brighton.

      2. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        If On WC, May have gotten +0.2 in team value if went from Salah to Bruno for E.g., with a +22 point upturn, so may not be so mental..

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          the bruno score this week was super lucky, using that as an excuse is also mental

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            if on WC i can see the reasons to do it, but using a FT and then wanting him back the next GW, using another FT, i dont see the logic at all

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            1) bruno had the best fixture and upside before the match.
            2) you mean super unlucky to just get a goal and not more. If not stop embarrassing yourself
            3) where was your maths when havertz wasn't fit to play this last week despite it being more than 14 days?

            1. OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              1. no, DCL did
              2. have you seen the game, clearly not ha
              3. oops, i only follow players who score points

      3. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Many got Bruno C so worth a 22point swap if you had no other good captaincy options

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          see comment above, crazy luck

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            What's lucky about a return from a form player, on pens, against one of the worst defences in the league?
            I kept Salah and think that was the prudent move, but your comments are way OTT.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Well Bruno’s haul was kinda lucky imo, he got points from a pen, ManU have been whack at home and wbrom typically tight at the back.
              Maybe luck isn’t the word, but the odds were not in his favour. He was a bad captain pick imo based on all the above

              1. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                thank you

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                I’ve only got in Bruno because how incredibly lucky he and Utd are. It’s been like that for the whole year.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Bruno is a great pick, no ones denying that and I wish I had him for his next two. Just I wouldn’t have capped last week based on my previous comments

              3. claretparrot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Sorry to labour the point...
                - Utd get loads of pens and Bruno takes them, so nothing lucky about him scoring a pen.
                - Yes Utd have done worse at home, but two of their four home games before WBA were against Chelsea and Spurs so home/away is not a valid comparison at this stage
                - West Brom were bottom 5 for BC conceded in the four games leading up to Utd. Wouldn't call that 'tight'

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Ok not tight but I wouldn’t say bad, conceded 5 in their last 5. And at least one was a pen, maybe more idk. ManU winning like 3-0 or 4-0 was unlikely, I prefer to captain a player who has the potential of multiple attacking returns in a game and to me, Bruno did not fit that narrative vs Brom.
                  Hence why I figured DCL vs Fulham was the best captain pick and gained 6 points on Bruno cappers

                  1. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I agree DCL was just as good a choice. It was a coin toss for me but my expectation of a massive EO for Bruno swung it. If not for that I might have gone DCL too.
                    To be pedantic - you gained two points on Bruno cappers 🙂

                    1. claretparrot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Should say that, with hindsight, Bruno's EO wasn't much bigger than DCL in the higher tiers so I called that wrong

      4. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I had no intention of taking him out, partly as I was already on a -4, and secondly because getting salah back in is always a pain in the ass and you typically spend the cash or he even rises in price first time he performs again.
        Couldn’t be bothered with the hassle, I just played Bissouma instead which didn’t pay off, but I didn’t have a bad week regardless. 64 points in the end so it was ok

        Plus salah is my captain vs Brighton, haven’t really got any other stand out candidate bar DCL

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 25 days ago

          He‘ll get dragged after 60 mins against Brighton with Covid fatigue then blank against wolves, no need for any regrets here

          Probably not true but i hope this is what happens

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Lol wishful thinking, I’m thinking he braces vs Brighton

          2. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            you hope this because you took him out then

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 25 days ago

              of course

          3. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mane missed a game with COVID, came back next one and scored

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              That's coz there was an international break in between, guess your maths didnt add up there

              1. OneDennisBergkamp
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Salah got COVID on the IB...

              2. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Mane got covid before the IB and missed Villa BEFORE the IB then had the entire IB to recover in Liverpool and was back for the next game.

                Salah got it towards the end of the first week of the IB. smh

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  show me the proof that he got it "end of the first week"

      5. Carefree Crew
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Salah situation was unknown.
        It was total speculation either way that he would only miss one game. There were no guarantees that he would test negative, there have been examples either way of quickly testing negative & returning or keep testing positive & remaining out.
        £12+m is a significant amount to have sitting on the bench.
        Bruno was the most popular Captain pick & transfer in.
        I can see arguments on both sides, I think the situation with a manager's individual team, Andy had 2FTs, no other pressing issues. "IF" Salah was out for 2 to 3 games & continued dropping in price it would have been a great decision.
        Respectfully to say it's just simple maths (10 days) isn't accurate when it was unknown.
        Assuming he does play at the weekend, then your opinion (which has hindsight now he's tested negative & Klopp confirmed he looked good in training) looks like the right call but no one knew that prior to the last deadline.

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I responded to a stupid question a week or so sack asking "If Salah is out for 2 weeks would you sell him?"

        My answer, which has turned out as reality, is that there was absolutely no guarantee that Salah would miss just 1 GW, or 2 GWs, or more - until AFTER the deadline (or Brighton game).

        If you sold Salah (myself included I might add) - then you did it not knowing the length of time he'd definitely be out.

        Missing only 1 GW was absolutely possible, by there was no way to know ahead of time.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          or Leicester game*

      7. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        i can't believe posts like this. if you didn’t take Salah out when you had no idea if he would return, I'm sorry but you’re absolutely mental

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          so everyone gambled 2 transfers on a 50/50 chance. nice

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Link your team in your profile please.

            1. OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              I just did... if your looking for my OR its better than yours so i'll save you the trip

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Perfect; thanks. Now the spelling: “... if ***you’re*** looking for ...”. You’re welcome. :).

                1. OneDennisBergkamp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  uh oh, someone's salty and resorting to spelling and grammar on a comments section 😀

                  1. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Nah, just fixing things for you so that you can be taken seriously. I think we made some progress. You're welcome. 🙂

                    1. OneDennisBergkamp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      thanks, your better at spelling and grammar, i'm better at fpl, hope your rank rises soon, gl! 🙂

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        You're welcome. GL. 🙂

        2. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          If I was mental would I not think about it, would I not care or would I resent being called mental? I'm trying to figure out if I should notify anyone.

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Google “parody”. 🙂

            1. Indpush
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Gosh!. I'm mental!

              1. jtreble
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                :). No worries mate.

                1. Indpush
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  K.

      8. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        before he flew to England on Friday he had four consecutive positive tests, so it was actually more likely that he would miss the game using ur simple maths logic.
        In any case it was a calculated risk as we would only know for sure after deadline either way.

        Hindsight is always 20/20

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          the fact that they were testing him constantly is a sign they were expecting it to come in negative to me

      9. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Lets see whats the point difference between the two from GW9-GW11 (coz most are likely to get salah back for GW12 game against fulham)
        till then this is all conjecture & each group wishing their player outscores the other.

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          i have both Salah & Bruno, i got Bruno this GW before the Salah news, Salah getting covid actually screwed me because it enabled everyone to get Bruno and then bag them lucky points

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            ....which is basically the sole point of you moaning. If Bruno had blanked we wouldn't hear your whine....

            1. OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              not whining, but if you took him out this GW save everyone's ears from the "how do i get him back in"

      10. Jambot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I took Salah out and got Bruno and captained him instead of having Anguisa off my bench. Does that make me 'mental'? I'm glad I did it even if I bring him back for a hit I'm up on points.

        There is a few of the /anyone who has a different opinion than me is mental/wrong/stupid' brigade out this afternoon isn't there

        1. OneDennisBergkamp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          hindsight works wonders, wonder how you feel if the saved penalty counted

          1. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            As a West Brom fam I would have been delighted. We are awful though and before hindsight having Fernandes v West Brom C over anguissa with a free transfer was a good move, obviously there is always the chance it doesn’t work out on the given week. Not everyone’s team is the same as yours and what might be ‘mental’ in your situation might not in be in someone else’s.

      11. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Arguments either way are valid I guess. Not as clear cut as you're making out though.

        There was the issue that Salah's training during that period would've been sub optimal too as well as the other reasons mentioned.

        Most managers required a captain option last game week and chose to keep Son and lose Salah for that purpose.

        That's a big positive swing in points.

        Can't deny that many would now like him back but even then we need to see how the Euro game pan out.

    3. KEVIN DE CLAUS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      1 FT & 1.8 ITB:

      Martinez
      Ayling Coufal Konsa
      KDB Son Soucek Bruno Zaha
      Werner Kane

      Steer Brewster Mitchell Lamptey

      A) Zaha/Kane -> Salah/Bamford -4
      B) Son/Werner -> Salah/DCL -4
      C) Roll FT and do A or B next GW

    4. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Zaha + Jimenez + Semedo ====> KDB + Watkins/Bamford + Targett (-8)

      yay or nay?

      1. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Nay

    5. simmo87
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Emi Martinez or Edouard Mendy to start this weekend?

        1. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Mendy

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Ziyech + Richarlison -> Salah + Adams (-4)

        Makes sense?

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Can definitely hurt. I'd save and do it for free next gw

      • Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Looking at the following options. Let me know which you think is best. Thanks!

        A - Saiss to Cancello
        B - Saiss to Cancello and Kane to Vardy -4 (captain Vardy)
        C - Saiss to a 4.5 def and Son to KDB/Sterling -4 (captain KDB/Sterling)

        Martinez
        Robbo Chilwell Saiss
        Son Grealish Jota Ziyech Bruno
        Kane DCL
        Brewster Michael Lamptey

        1. Hansel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A

        2. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A. Although keep an eye on tonight's City line up and consider Dias for better guarantee of starts

        3. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          thanks both

      • Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thoughts on these?

        A) Jimi -> Bamford, then JRod -> Salah next gw

        B) Jimi -> DCL, gw11 JRod -> Ziyech, gw12 Bruno -> Salah

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think A.
          With B you back yourself into a corner if Bruno continues hauling but is also your only route to Salah

          1. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Leaning that way yeah! Can do Son -> Salah too in that case but rather keep Son than JRod

        2. Il Capitano
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Prefer A

        3. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          McCarthy
          Zouma - Robbo - Dallas
          Grealish - Bruno - Salah - Foden
          Adams - Kane - DCL
          [Soucek - KWP* - Branthwaite]
          2 FT; £1.8m

          Current plan is KWP > Dias (bench Dallas) and leave it there for now. Any thoughts?
          Could also do Kane > Vardy. I've decided not to jump on City attack until they hit form though - happy to miss the first haul.

        4. Party time
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I ignored DCL all this while... I was lost but now I am found

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            He's been a cheat code this season

        5. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Struggling to decide between Bamford and Watkins.

          Don't own Grealish.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bamford

          2. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bamford. Chelsea is the only fixture out of their next 7 where I'd say Leeds will really struggle to create chances

          3. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Tbh you can't go wrong there mate. Both good value.
            I'd tale Watkins purely because of next few fixtures.

          4. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Both great options. Probably Watkins for fixtures but Bamford looks great against anyone.

          5. Reckoner.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Bamford, he gets so many chances every game. Think I prefer Leeds run as well, although both a great. Both are worth considering.

        6. RVP 20
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Hi all! Am I good to go for this gameweek?

            McCarthy
            Chilwell Ayling Targett
            KDB Bruno Jota Grealish Son
            DCL Vardy (C)

            1. JBG
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yes

          • Reckoner.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            WC active:

            Martinez
            Robertson | Ayling | Dallas
            Salah | Fernandes | Grealish | Foden
            Vardy | DCL | Bamford

            Button | Kilman | Riedewald | Ferguson

            Money in the bank for Foden & Vardy > KDB & Watkins. Vardy for captain though this week and Foden likely to start.

            1. JBG
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Leeds double up? Why not Coufal or something like that? Not sure about Foden either tbh.

              1. Reckoner.
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Had Coufal for the last 2 and he did me well. Just don't like their upcoming run.

                I'm a Leeds fan so probably bias but Dallas & Ayling are both so attacking and we have proven we can keep clean sheets. Just feel there is so much value with the double up and tbh I'm struggeling to pick the better choice.

          • JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            RMWCT please :).

            Mccarthy-4.0
            Cancelo-Targett-Castagne-Coufal-N.Williams
            Salah-Kdb-Fernandes-Grealish-Bissouma
            DCL-Watkins-Bamford

            1.7itb.

            1. Reckoner.
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Very similar to mine above, I'd take a look at what I put RE Vardy. Think he's worth getting on a WC this week, just have a plan to move him on in the following couple.

          • unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            have exact funds for either
            -- Saiss + Barnes >> Balbuena + KDB (-4).
            -- Saiss + Barnes >> Masauku + Sterling (-4)

            but with Saiss dropping in price tonight, worth doing any these transfers today?

            If i delay, my options then become either Lewis/KDB or Balbuena/Sterling