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FPL Gameweek 10 injury and team news: Updates on Ings, Digne, Aguero and more

Our Gameweek 10 team news summary rounds up the headline updates and quotes from Thursday and Friday’s pre-match press conferences.

We’ve heard from 18 Premier League managers ahead of tonight’s Fantasy Premier League deadline, with Brendan Rodgers and Dean Smith not scheduled to face the media until tomorrow.

Our YouTube and podcast team news summary is available towards the bottom of this piece, while our Team News tab provides even more detail on what we offer here.

EVERTON v LEEDS UNITED

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles) and Seamus Coleman (hamstring) have been joined on the sidelines by Lucas Digne (ankle), who is set to miss up to three months of action after damaging ligaments earlier this week.

Carlo Ancelotti said of Digne and his possible replacement:

Lucas Digne had an injury, he is a big loss. I think we will be able to adapt the loss of Digne for two or three months.

Seamus Coleman is doing his individual rehab and will not be able for this game. We have to check him week by week.

Three centre-backs can be an option, still. We have Niels Nkounkou, who is young but has a lot of quality. I think Iwobi can play on the left without problem as a wing-back, like he played well on the right wing [last week].

[Kenny] is available to play, I think he is not at his best in this moment because he was out for three weeks. But now he is training with the team and soon he will be at 100%.

Adam Forshaw (hip), Jamie Shackleton (hamstring), Pablo Hernandez (muscle) and Diego Llorente (hamstring) all remain sidelined but Marcelo Bielsa said Leeds otherwise have a clean bill of health.

SOUTHAMPTON V MANCHESTER UNITED

Luke Shaw (hamstring) will miss the trip to Southampton, while Paul Pogba (ankle) and Scott McTominay (unspecified) were rated “unlikely” to feature by their manager on Friday.

Marcus Rashford (knock), Victor Lindelof (back) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (ankle) are also fresh concerns following Tuesday’s win over Istanbul Basaksehir but their manager appeared less worried by their injuries, saying that they “should be okay” after coming through training on Friday.

Danny Ings (knee) and Nathan Redmond (hamstring) will miss the visit of Manchester United but Ralph Hasenhuttl didn’t discuss any other injury news heading into this weekend’s game.  

The Southampton said on a return date for Ings:

Danny [Ings] is back in individual training on the pitch. I think he can be an option for the Brighton game, but this weekend not.

MANCHESTER CITY V BURNLEY

Nathan Ake (hamstring) is the only known possible absentee for the visit of Burnley but even the Dutch defender has returned to training and could feature at St Mary’s.

Pep Guardiola did warn that Sergio Aguero was “still not in his best condition”, however, saying that the Argentine needs time to rediscover his sharpness following his disjointed start to 2020/21. 

Nick Pope is a big doubt for the trip to Manchester City after suffering a knock to the head in Monday’s win over Crystal Palace.

Pope had stitches after that incident and Dyche confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the shot-stopper was being “checked out” for any after-effects, saying somewhat confusedly:

Popey unfortunately won’t play… at this stage. We’re waiting on some clearance so there’s a chance ‘cos of the knock that he received to his head. He’s kind of more touch and go but I might have to make a call on that, rather than the doctor.

Dale Stephens (hamstring) and Robbie Brady (hamstring) are rated “unlikely” to feature, while long-term absentee Jack Cork (ankle) remains sidelined.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION V LIVERPOOL

Jurgen Klopp gave little away on the team news front on Friday, not mentioning Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle), Naby Keita (hamstring), Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf), Thiago Alcantara (knee) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) by name in the broadcast section of his pre-match press conference.

There was an update on Jordan Henderson (muscle), at least, with Klopp saying:

Hendo trained yesterday, parts of team training and had his individual session, so we’ll have to see what we do with that.

All the other players who played [v Atalanta] are in recovery, that’s how it is when you only have a few days in between.

So we have to make late decisions. If you were to ask me for the line-up now and I was in a mood to tell you – I couldn’t. I make this decision as late as possible because I have to wait for the medical department telling me who looks ready.

Tariq Lamptey will miss the visit of Liverpool through suspension, while Alexis Mac Allister isn’t ready to return after his recent positive coronavirus test. There is also a question mark over Adam Lallana (groin), who Graham Potter said needs “a bit more time” in his pre-match press conference.

Davy Propper (stomach bug) and Leandro Trossard (thigh) are back, at least, while Potter expects Solly March to recover from a minor ankle issue to feature at the Amex.

CHELSEA V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Chelsea have a clean bill of health heading into the game against Spurs, with Christian Pulisic (hamstring) declared fit by his manager – although Frank Lampard did say that there was a “question mark” over whether the American was ready to start:

He’s fit. Ready to start is a question mark, it’s hard to gauge match-fitness. In the training times as they are with COVID, it’s very hard to recreate match-playing training. We don’t have any academy games that we can mix bubbles.

Toby Alderweireld (groin) will definitely miss the trip to Chelsea on Sunday, while Erik Lamela (unspecified) is also expected to remain out after Jose Mourinho said he would be “very, very surprised” if the Argentine was declared available for selection.

Steven Bergwijn, Hugo Lloris and Giovani Lo Celso all missed out on the win over Ludogorets with minor issues, meanwhile, although Mourinho was confident about their returns for the Chelsea match and even said that trio could have featured in Europe had he “wanted to risk a little bit”.

WEST HAM UNITED V ASTON VILLA

Dean Smith won’t face the media until after Friday’s FPL deadline has passed, so official word is still awaited on the severity of Ross Barkley‘s hamstring injury and the scan he had earlier in the week. Smith had said after the defeat to Brighton that Barkley was confident the issue wasn’t too serious but media reports suggest that the on-loan midfielder will miss the Villans’ next two matches at the very least.

The fitness of Wesley (knee), Bjorn Engels (thigh) and Frederic Guilbert (hip) is still to be determined, while Tom Heaton (match fitness) will be edging ever closer to a place in the matchday squad after recent run-outs for the under-23s.

Michail Antonio is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury and back in training in the run-up to the Aston Villa game, although David Moyes again stopped short of declaring him available for selection in his pre-match press conference. 

ARSENAL V WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Arsenal have yet to issue a medical bulletin following their win over Molde so we are in the dark over the injury situation at the Emirates.

An update in midweek did reveal that Bukayo Saka (dead leg) would be fit for the visit of Wolves, at least, and added that Willian (calf) was “aiming to be available”. Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac were both still self-isolating as of Wednesday and their availability remains uncertain, as does that of Thomas Partey (thigh), who was described as “progressing rehabilitation” ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Norway.

David Luiz is also a fresh concern, having been taken off as a precaution in that Europa League win, while Nicolas Pepe begins a three-match ban following his sending off against Leeds. 

Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed on Friday that Conor Coady was available after a spell in isolation and the long-serving defender looks set to return to the heart of the backline following a rare no-show on Monday.

Romain Saiss (illness) remains out, however.

LEICESTER CITY V FULHAM

Brendan Rodgers won’t face the media until Saturday, so we are unlikely to find out anything more about Timothy Castagne‘s availability ahead of Friday’s FPL deadline. The Belgian had initially been declared available for selection by his manager ahead of the trip to Liverpool but suffered a slight recurrence of his hamstring injury and wasn’t risked.

Speaking ahead of the Europa League game against Braga, Rodgers said the Foxes would be “monitoring him over the course of this week to see where he’s at before the game on Monday” – so it is far from certain that Castagne will be in the matchday squad, let alone risked from the start.

Caglar Söyüncü (abductor), Wilfred Ndidi (adductor) and Ricardo Pereira (ACL) are also expected to remain out based on Rodgers’ comments in Wednesday’s presser, with Ndidi targeting a return against Zorya next week and Pereira building up match-fitness with the under-23s over the next fortnight or so

There wasn’t much in the way of injury news from Scott Parker in his pre-match briefing on Thursday, with Kenny Tete (calf) and Terence Kongolo (foot) still some way from a playing return and the Fulham boss confirming that his squad were otherwise well.

CRYSTAL PALACE V NEWCASTLE UNITED

Roy Hodgson confirmed that the Crystal Palace injury situation remains unchanged, so Wilfried Zaha (illness) will miss out along with Luka Milivojevic (suspended), Nathan Ferguson (knee), Connor Wickham (muscle) and Wayne Hennessey (muscle).

On Zaha, Hodgson:

No, he wont be in contention for this [Friday], he has still got to serve out the period of isolation. That would take him to Saturday, when he’ll be tested again. He’s been feeling OK.

Unconfirmed reports from the press suggest that both Allan Saint-Maximin (muscle) and Andy Carroll (calf) have joined Ryan Fraser (hamstring), Paul Dummett (hamstring) and Martin Dubravka (heel) on the sidelines but Callum Wilson (hamstring) was declared available for selection by Steve Bruce on Thursday and Jamaal Lascelles (thigh) appears to be winning his race to be fit for the match at Crystal Palace, having trained in midweek.

Dwight Gayle (knee) has also been back in training in the run-up to Friday’s match following a lengthy lay-off.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION V SHEFFIELD UNITED

Slaven Bilic declared his West Bromwich Albion squad free of injury in Thursday’s pre-match press conference, although Sam Field (match fitness) isn’t quite ready to return after overcoming a knee problem and then coronavirus.

Jake Livermore and Kieran Gibbs have both returned negative COVID-19 tests after missing out in Gameweek 9, meanwhile, although Bilic did say that “one of them still feels a bit rough” and didn’t elaborate on which player it was.

Chris Wilder confirme that Enda Stevens (knee) remains a doubt and said that another Sheffield United player is “touch and go” – but wouldn’t reveal who it is.


More detailed information and predicted line-ups can be found in the Team News tab.

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed, too, for any late-breaking updates.

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702 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) Robbo + Watkins
    B) Justin + DCL

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    3. spursmad
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    4. Ibacchus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    To Play

    A. Klich
    B. Bowen

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

  3. luke
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    A) do I play Hames
    B) why the hell is he still In my team

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A) Yes
      B) because you like points

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A. Yes. On all set pieces now without Digne
      B. Other fish to fry

      1. luke
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Over Jack and Bamford?

  4. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Play Holding or Konsa?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’m benching Konsa for 2nd week in a row, so will return for sure 🙂

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Just seen Villa have kept a clean sheet every away game this season!

  5. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Martinez,
    **Digne**, Chilwell, Semedo
    **Zaha**, Bruno, Ziyech, Rodriquez, Grealish
    Kane, DCL
    (Button, Mitchell, Brewster, **Lamptey**?

    Teams been hit pretty hard by injuries/ suspensions, what would be the best option, cheers!

    A) Digne & Kane > Cancelo/Dias & Vardy (-4, play Brewster/Mitchell)
    B) Digne, Zaha & Brewster > Cancelo/Dias, 4.5m & Vardy (-8)
    C) Digne, Zaha & Kane > Lewis, KDB & Vardy (-8)

  6. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Did Digne to Robbo last night for a -4. My bench was Taylor and Mitchel...bad move?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

    2. Stippen
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Good move

    3. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Solid!

    4. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thanks all...was having a bit of post transfer anxiety. Cheers!

  7. FPL_Senor
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Kane -> Vardy for -4?

      1. Stippen
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes and [C] 100%

      3. AlternativeB
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Did it

        • Nunoooooooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Nah

      4. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Dias on cancello ?

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Canc

        2. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think Dias is bit safer. Cancelo doesn't pose enough attacking threat to justify picking him imho.

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Couldn’t disagree more. Are you confused with another Cancelo who doesn’t attack?

            1. PompeyUpNorth!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Ha ha that’s what I was thinking

            2. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Is there another Cancelo in PL?

          2. PompeyUpNorth!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not enough attacking threat, really? I thought the opposite. Very attacking imo and passes the eye test. One of the best under lying stats wise from what I’ve seen but happy to be corrected

            1. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Well I'm looking at the stats and maybe I was really wrong. The stats aren't that bad to be honest.

              1. PompeyUpNorth!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I just checked and he’s had 12 chances created, the same as Bruno in 4 games. Defo very attacking...

        3. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          This has been asked a lot. General consensus is 50/50. Dias more nailed but Cancelo bigger upside as very attacking. I’ve gone Cancelo for what it’s worth.. so long as you have a sub I think it’s worth it going him

      5. King Huth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Would u do coady to dias for -4 now tht coady is confirm fit

        1. Nunoooooooooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Nah

        2. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Not for a hit no

      6. MartialMatas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Start Nico Williams or KWP?

      7. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Keep Salah(c) or sell for KdB(c)? Have a FT.

      8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I might have asked this a record number of times...
        Bruno or Salah for the next 2?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Both

          1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            That would mean no KDB...

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              What’s he done to justify having him?

            2. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yep still both

      9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Need to bench one 🙁

        A) Ziyech(TOT)
        B) Grealish(whu)

        1. spursmad
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Not a great position to be in!

          Bench Ziyech of the two maybe

      10. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Captain

        A) Fernandes
        B) KDB

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A if no Vardy

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        4. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Bruno

          Don’t trust KDB yet

        5. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wondering the same- on KDB at the moment.

        6. Stippen
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

      11. cheese XL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Would you rather have:

        Robertson and Foden
        or
        Cancelo and Ziyech

        Cheers

        1. Toothis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

        2. spursmad
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

      12. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Will Mitchell start? If so will start over KWP....

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Don't think so, but you could start him anyway just in case
          Doubt KWP gets a CS and he never gets any attacking returns

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            He will come on for a 1 pointer

      13. Toothis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        wow it's busy in here.
        Bottomed

        Bench 1?

        a) JRod
        b) Jota
        c) Bamford

      14. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A) Mitchell to Dias and bench Podence
        B) Podence to Jota

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A

        2. spursmad
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          B

      15. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Just realized my 4.0 my goalkeeper will get some starts. It's something

      16. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Is the following backline nailed enough to go for Cancelo over Dias?

        Chilwell -- Cancelo/Dias --- Justin -- Targett -- Mitchell

        Will only be until GW15 as WC needs to be used after that.

      17. DK_13
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I have Cancelo, castagne and Ferguson(3.9).
        I need atleast one of them to play to field 11 players.
        Should I save my FT or make a transfer and get someone in(if yes who for whom?)
        Got 1.2ITB

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Both aren't in the predicted line ups of ffscout and Ferguson is injured

      18. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Team:

        McCarthy
        Justin - Chilwell - Targett - Bernardo - Douglas
        Son - Bruno - Rashford - Podence - Bissuma
        Vardy - DCL - Adams

        Which move is better, leaning towards A for guaranteed starts? 1FT & 5.0M itb
        A) Bernardo —> Dias
        Or
        B) Podence —> Jota

      19. Railwayman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I have 2 FT, could do: Son and Kane out for Vardy and KDB ?

        Good move or should I consider some other options, maybe like City DEF or Jota ?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Could I see the rest of your team?

          1. Railwayman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Martinez,
            Lamptey, Robbo, Dallas, Chilwell, Creswell
            Bruno, Hamez, Son, Grealish, Bisouma
            Kane, Bamford, DCL

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hamez to Jota and Kane to Vardy

      20. Pre-deadline A or B questions
        Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Going a bit early this week, with lots of important questions out there.

        Time for a pre-deadline A or B thread!

        What are your last minute questions on captaincy/transfers/bench/anything else?

        Please post as an A or B question, and please answer a few other people after you post yours.

        Good luck all!

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Which one for the next two weeks only?
          A) Salah
          B) Bruno

          1. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Keep the one you already have. Not enough in it for a transfer

          2. tuvok
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

          3. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B, just

          4. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

          5. Shultan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

        2. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Got castagne and cancelo and need atleast 1 to play to field 11 players.
          Have 1.2ITB
          A) Risk it and save
          B) transfer castagne to dias(or someone else)

          1. tuvok
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A - decent chance Cancelo plays and hauls. Not worth a FT

          2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

          3. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

        3. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Hope Mitchell starts for Palace
          B) -4 for Saiss to Dallas (more of a long-term move to free up funds/boost bench to stop this situation happening again)

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I don't love Dallas this week. But I also don't think Mitchell starts

          2. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

          3. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Cheers! Got to move Saiss at some point and I don't think I'll have the luxury of a spare transfer any time soon!

          4. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B because it's effectively a -2 and Dallas has a chance of an attacking return to pay it off immediately

        4. tuvok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Keep Ziyech
          B) FT to Jota

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Depends on your long term thinking.

            If you need FTs for next week, keep. Jota will do better than Ziyech this week

          2. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I've got both and would go with A.

            I feel he's got an explosion imminent...

            1. tuvok
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks both. Feel I ought to give ziyech a bit longer but getting sucked into the Jota hype!

        5. mash
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          McCarthy
          Chilwell Justin KWP
          Fernandes Son Grealish Podence
          Kane Werner DCL

          Steer Bissouma Davies Taylor

          1FT, £2.2m in the bank

          A) Werner to Vardy (c)
          B) Kane to Vardy (c)

          Currently hovering over the button with option A. Good luck all!

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I wouldn't do either.

            I'd be looking to downgrade Kane or Werner > Bamford/Wilson/Watkins, to do a midfield upgrade. KDB or Salah!

            1. mash
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Cheers, I've considered this - I definitely want to restructure soon to cut back on forwards and invest in the big hitting midfielders (Salah more of a priority over KDB for now, but possibly both), but feel that next gameweek would be better for taking that hit. This is a very difficult gameweek to call!

          2. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

            1. mash
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Cheers. And cheers also for your clean sheet stats each week, I always find them really useful 🙂

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                You're very welcome!

                Will get them out tomorrow for you as there's a Friday kick-off this week...

        6. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Start 1.

          Mitchell (1 pointer probably but if he starts could be 6+ easily)

          Targett (Have Martinez and Bowen in the same fixture but probably a 2 pointer))

          1. Geoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I don't think Mitchell starts, so I think Targett

            1. Toothis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 20 days ago

              agree ^

        7. Toothis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Bench 1:

          a Bamford
          b Jota
          c JRod

          1. Geoff
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            Yuck, next week you need a downgrade! I guess I'd bench JRod

            1. Toothis
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              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah it's a headache but thinking I need 12 or 13 starters over Xmas...

              JRod on Fks without Digne that's my concern so starting to lean towards Bamford who is so frustrating.

          2. G-Whizz
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            Thought this was A or B 😆

            I'll go for C 😛

            1. Toothis
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              1 month, 20 days ago

              hmm everyones fully off the JRod wagon...

              A or B then

              Captain:

              a Bruno
              b DCL

              1. G-Whizz
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                That's the same dilemma I had and it had been on Bruno all week. I've just switched it to DCL...

        8. Hart-ake
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          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          which one:

          a) Keep Bowen
          b Bowen to Jota for a hit

          1. Geoff
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            I'm quite hesitant to do hits, moving out someone who will start. But I acknowledge that this might be one of my bad biases..

            1. Hart-ake
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              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              cheers. I am happy to do hits if they need doing but this one does feel like a luxury move.

          2. Toothis
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            1 month, 20 days ago

            Probably not worth it for a hit but I do think Jota is a better pick overall.

        9. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Play one of:

          A. Targett
          B. Coufal
          (C. Neco, but I can't imagine he starts)

          I think it's B but I have Grealish and Watkins which makes it an unpleasant decision to make

          1. Geoff
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            Coufal over Targett.

            But I'd go Neco

            1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              You think he's likely to start, or just that he's far more likely to keep a clean if he does?

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Start C and keep others on the bench. Bench order according to g whizz's cs odds probably (hot topic)

        10. Tmel
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Podence > Foden or Jota?

          1. Geoff
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            Jota, more chance of starting matches, probably

            1. G-Whizz
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              This...

        11. Tmel
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          For the next few weeks:

          a) Werner
          b) Vardy (-4)

          1. Geoff
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            I suspect it comes out about even. I think Vardy though

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Werner has a rotation risk but not too sure. So vardy slightly edges it.(if you captain none in the foreseeable future)

            But if you captain vardy this week then surely go for it

          3. Mingo
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            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B if you captain him.this week. Could work out pretty even though.

          4. G-Whizz
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            A for me :O

        12. Pompel
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          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          One FT

          A) Kane to Vardy(c)
          B) Boly to Dias

          1. Geoff
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            Long term, B looks a better move. A looks a move for this week though

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Wolves play arsenal. They haven't scored from open play for ages. You can keep wolves this week.
            (Well can't answer till I know who your captain will be if not vardy. If you got a city mid then probably don't need to go vardy)

            1. Pompel
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              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah Boly can stay this GW. But Vardy not only for this GW though. Have Sterling btw, dont trust him

          3. G-Whizz
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            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

        13. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who to bench?
          A) Grealish
          B) Ziyech

          1. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Ideally none, but probably Ziyech

          2. Geoff
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            Why have you done this to yourself 😀

            Can I pass? I guess.. Grealish?

          3. Mingo
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            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            That's a tough one, you aren't playing someone like Brewster are you?
            Probably B, but its guaranteed to go wrong!

          4. G-Whizz
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            1 month, 20 days ago

            I actually fancy Ziyech over Grealish this GW, I've got both and not benching either and playing 5 in midfield...

          5. All about the galacticos
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Cheers chaps

        14. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          No city coverage, did Kane to Vardy on FT & will captain Vardy

          A- son to kdb/Salah (-4)
          B- Ziyech to kdb (-4)
          C- None

          1. Geoff
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            1 month, 20 days ago

            B is much better than A. I'd be strongly tempted

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Don't Chelsea have good fixtures after spurs?

          2. Mingo
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            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

        15. Donnie D
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Soucek -> Jota worth -4? Have no Pool players...

          1. Mingo
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            • 4 Years
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            I'd say it will pay off if you plan to keep him for a run.

          2. Geoff
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            Quite possibly. I hate hits for players who should start but it does look good

          3. Donnie D
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            • 11 Years
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            Tnx!

        16. Mingo
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          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          On WC

          McCarthy
          Robertson, Chilwell, *Cancelo
          *Salah, KDB, Bruno, Jota, Soucek
          DCL, Bamford

          Forster, Konsa, Brewster, Douglas

          1, (A) Cancelo or (B) Dias
          2, For 2 weeks, (A) Salah or (B) Sterling

          Thanks

          1. Geoff
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            1. I'm worried Cancelo gets a rest. I might go safe with Dias
            2. Sterling

            1. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Should I be worried about Sterling history of being benched home vs Burnley and Fulham

          2. Donnie D
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            1A
            2B

          3. A.J.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I've gone B1 and on Wildcard.

            Itching to replace Bruno with Sterling though.

          4. Shultan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            B
            A

          5. Mingo
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            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I am worries about Cancelo's minutes too to be honest, no guts no glory though.

            Different responses from everyone, to be expected! Thanks everyone.

            Might go all out attack, KDB, Sterling and Cancelo.

          6. G-Whizz
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            1A
            2B

        17. Gideons Rolling Another One
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          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Reguilón to
          A: Cancelo or Dias
          B: Keep

          1. Geoff
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            A

            1. Gideons Rolling Another One
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              Thanks, Geoff
              A: Cancelo
              B: Dias

              1. Geoff
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                Really not sure, I think it's very close. Dias probably more nailed for starts I'd think

                1. Gideons Rolling Another One
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                  Thanks, Geoff, appreciate it.

          2. Shultan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Dias

        18. Ajaxeeding
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who to captain:
          A) DCL
          B) Bruno

          I’m leaning A because it is a home game against LEE. I also have other options such as Salah/Kane/Son.

          Thanks!

          1. Hart-ake
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Bruno of those two.

          2. Geoff
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            B of those two, but I prefer Salah

            1. Ajaxeeding
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              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thank you for your responses!

          3. G-Whizz
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            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

        19. Shultan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ziyech to Salah
          Or kane to Vardy

          1. Geoff
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            A

          2. G-Whizz
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            1 month, 20 days ago

            B

        20. Sagnik Sadhukhan
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A. Keep Kane
          B. Sell Kane for Vardy

          1. Geoff
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            I guess B. But like I've said to others, often I think selling Kane for a cheaper option makes sense to boost midfield

          2. G-Whizz
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            B

        21. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          cancello or dias

          have no back up this week. onwards i have lamptey

          1. Geoff
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            I think it's just very close. I'm a bit more worried about Cancelo's starts

        22. Gman
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          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Matt Targett
          B) Coufal

          For GW 10.

          1. Geoff
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            Coufal

        23. LewanGOALski
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          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          My Defence is:

          Martinez
          Robbo - Chilwell - Zouma (Kilman - Dallas)

          Zouma ➡ Cancelo for (-4)

          Yes or No?

          1. Geoff
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            I've said this above a bit, I'm very cautious on hits for players who should play. It starts to look really bad if Cancelo doesn't start.

            I'm cautious, so I'd probably say no

        24. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Vardy or Fernandes (no transfer cost)?

          1. Geoff
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            Fernandes

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thank you

        25. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Use FT to swap Lamptey to Dias / Cancelo

          Defence

          PvA - Robbo -Dallas (Lamptey, Kilman)

          A) Yes use
          B) No, save FT

          No city players atm. Cancelo might be benched....

          1. Geoff
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            If you don't want two next week, I might take that risk

            1. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Playing Dallas atm so prob getting 2pts from there.

            2. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              And yes would be nice to mini wc with 2frees

        26. Big Hands Barry
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) buy kdb(c)
          B) buy salah(c)

          1. Geoff
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            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Now that's a question. I think I'd go Salah

        27. mash
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Have no other Liverpool players currently (sold Salah for Fernandes last week). Podence to Jota (-4)?

          A) Yes
          B) No

          1. G-Whizz
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            A

          2. Geoff
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            A

        28. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Play
          A) Coufal
          B) Targett
          C) Kilman

          1. Geoff
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            A

        29. tisza
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          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Start
          A Konsa
          B dallas

          1. Geoff
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            A

            1. tisza
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              Thanks

      21. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Am I right to bench Reguilon and start Justin?

        1. LickymyUmtitis69
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Could be a 0-0 draw in spurs game

          • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yes

            1. Neves say Neves
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Cheers mate

        2. Stippen
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Son/Grealish -> De Bruyne/Foden for a hit worth it?

          1. Il Capitano
              1 month, 20 days ago

              No

              1. spursmad
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                No

            • Gman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              No - Foden a rotation risk, City not firing well at the moment

          2. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Start 1.

            Mitchell (1 pointer probably but if he starts could be 6+ easily)

            Targett (Have Martinez and Bowen in the same fixture but probably a 2 pointer.).

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I would like to know this also

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Hmmmmm

          3. For Fuchs Sake
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            WC looking ok?

            Johnstone
            Cancello Zouma Justin
            KdB Tielamans Bruno Jota Grealish
            Vardy DCL

            McCarthy, Neco Williams, Watkins, Targett

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Don't do Johnstone!

              1. For Fuchs Sake
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Have McCarthy as well. He played well against United

            2. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              yes looks good since I only have two of those players in my non-wildcard team(wildcarded back in gw3)

            3. Toothis
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              1 month, 20 days ago

              Not a fan of Tielemans pick personally... otherwise looks pretty solid

              1. For Fuchs Sake
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                any recommendations above him?

          4. Pringle
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Would you play Soucek or Watkins?

          5. A girl has no name
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Guys, please help
            Option 1 - ASM to Jota (C) for free
            Option 2 - Kane + Ziyech to Vardy(C) + KDB
            Option 3 - Kane + Ziyech to Salah (C) + Vardy

            Have DCL, Hamez, Son - not happy captaining any of them