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The FPL Round-Up: Ings update, Rodgers’ rotation and Watkins ‘hat-trick’

Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United

  • Goals: Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), Axel Tuanzebe (£4.2m) own goal | Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.0m)
  • Assists: James Maddison (£7.1m), Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) | Fernandes, Edinson Cavani (£7.8m)
  • Bonus: Fernandes x3, Luke Shaw (£4.8m) x2, Youri Tielemans (£6.4m)

Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.0m) seventh double-digit return of the season couldn’t stop Leicester City scrapping to a point in a lively lunchtime encounter at the King Power Stadium.

The Manchester United midfielder set up Marcus Rashford‘s (£9.5m) first-half opener, albeit from a lucky deflection, before latching on to an Edinson Cavani (£7.8m) pass and steering a shot past Kasper Schmeichel (£5.5m) as the game entered the final 20 minutes.

Maximum bonus took Fernandes to 12 points on the day – the fifth time he’s hit double figures in away matches.

Leicester’s most popular player, the 25.7%-owned Jamie Vardy (£10.1m), had a quiet day until the 86th minute, when his shot went in off Axel Tuanzebe (£4.2m) for an own goal and an assist for the forward.

The Foxes’ other strike came from Harvey Barnes (£6.7m), who was handed a third straight start and scored for the first time since Gameweek 10.

The assist came from James Maddison (£7.1m), his first return since a monster 16-point haul in Gameweek 12.

Fernandes’ fine form has earned him an early lead in the race to be Gameweek 16’s most popular transfer-in, although the Red Devils’ schedule – visits from Wolves and Aston Villa before a Gameweek 18 blank – is not exactly inspirational.

Leicester also have an upcoming blank, with trips to Crystal Palace and Newcastle offering the prospect of returns before that.

Gameweek 16 could see Brendan Rodgers ring the changes, however, with the Leicester boss saying after full-time:

There’ll be one or two players that have just come back that there will be question marks over and that we’ll need to have a look at. The likes of Tim Castagne, who has just come back from a hamstring injury, are we going to risk that 48.5 hours later?

Yes [I could rest Jamie Vardy or Youri Tielemans]. I’m not prepared to put a level of risk in that means they’re going to miss six weeks to two months with an injury. We’ll make changes – the number, we’ll have to wait and see.

As for United, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) missed out and Victor Lindelof (£4.8m) was forced off with a recurrence of his back problem midway through the second half; both players will be assessed before Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also provided an update on Rashford:

Leicester City XI (4-3-2-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Fofana, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton (Perez 81); Barnes, Maddison; Vardy

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf (Tuanzebe 66), Bailly; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, James (Pogba 54); Martial (Cavani 75)

Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Bertrand Traore (£5.9m), Kortney Hause (£4.4m), Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m)
  • Assists: Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) x3
  • Bonus: Hause x3, Emiliano Martinez (£4.9m) x2, El Ghazi, Traore x1

A screamer from Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m), a tireless if profligate performance from Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) and a red card for Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) were the key takeaways from a thoroughly entertaining game at Villa Park.

The 13.9%-owned Mings was sent off after collecting two yellow cards in six forgettable minutes involving Wilfried Zaha (£7.5m) and high levels of stupidity.

Aston Villa were already ahead by then, courtesy of Bertrand Traore‘s (£5.9m) second goal in a week, the midfielder steering home after Watkins’ shot was parried by Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita (£4.9m).

Traore became the unfortunate victim of Mings’ indiscretion as he was replaced by centre-half Ezri Konsa (£4.8m) on the stroke of half-time.

But any hopes of a Palace comeback were squashed by a counter-attacking masterclass from the home side after the break.

Kortney Hause (£4.4m) doubled the lead after a Watkins header hit the bar, before El Ghazi curled home a beautiful shot on the angle from the striker’s lay-off.

A hat-trick of assists broke Watkins’ five-match barren spell, but he could have had a huge haul on the day, missing three big chances and having 10 attempts.

As for El Ghazi, that was the midfielder’s third goal in two Gameweeks – and his fourth in four – but trips to Chelsea and Manchester United, plus a visit from Spurs, might dampen Fantasy enthusiasm for him and his team-mates.

This was another game to come too soon for hamstrung loanee Ross Barkley (£5.9m), who will again be absent in Gameweek 16 as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Mings owners aside, it was another good week to be on a Villa defender as Dean Smith’s side kept a fourth straight clean sheet.

Palace, meanwhile, remain in a wretched little spot. Winless in four matches, they’ve now conceded ten (and scored none) over the last two Gameweeks ahead of a visit from Leicester on Monday.

Aston Villa XI: (4-2-3-1) Martínez; Targett, Mings, Hause, Cash; Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Grealish, B Traoré; Watkins.

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Zaha, Benteke. 

Fulham 0-0 Southampton

  • Bonus Points: Jan Bednarek (£4.7m) x3 Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m) Alphonse Areola (4.5m) x2

No need for lazy clichés about Christmas crackers at Craven Cottage as Fulham and Southampton played out a goalless draw involving just three shots on targets between them.

That meant clean sheet points for the second time in three Gameweeks for that rarest of beasts – the Fantasy manager with a Fulham defender in their sides.

It was two shut-outs in four for Southampton, but aside from keeper Alex McCarthy (£4.6m and 22.9%), their most popular defender, the 15%-owned Jannik Vestergaard (£5.0m), brought in zero points as he missed out with a knee injury that could sideline him for a number of weeks.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, who was also without other regulars Danny Ings (£8.3m) and Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), gave an update on all three post-match:

Both Redmond and Ings have muscle injuries and we will have to see. They are both out, but not as long as Jannik. Vestergaard will be out for four weeks, maybe even more, we don’t know.

Jack Stephens (£4.6m) deputised for Vestergaard well enough, but those thinking of swapping him in for the injured centre-half should bear in mind that Southampton face Liverpool and Leicester either side of a Blank Gameweek 18, with Leeds as the other team making up their Double Gameweek 19.

As for Fulham, their new-found defensive solidity will be sorely tested when the likes of Spurs, Chelsea and Man United come a-calling over the next few Gamweeks.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Anguissa, Reed; Lookman (Kebano 90), Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro; De Cordova-Reid (Mitrovic 83)

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Armstrong (Djenepo 90+3), Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott; Adams, S Long (N’Lundulu 90+2). 

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 15

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1,257 Comments Post a Comment
  1. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Does anybody know, if we change the week now that scoring starts in one of the private leagues, will it delete the points already there and then start at the new week? We have a league that should start in gw20 for the 2nd half, but it was set to gw1 by accident

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sorry, no idea

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Mitchell to Fofana or Justin ?

    Thanks and gl

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Fofana, CBs get less tired.

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Rotation risk huh ....

    Maybe getting Hurricane & Zaha is the way to go for next 3 GW's.

    Nailed + Pens + Good divers 😎

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Big concern about being able to field 11 midweek

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Why ?

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Expecting lots of rotation at City, Leicester and United.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Ahh

            I have huge bench strength 😎

            1. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Same here. 1st wildcard. Huge bench strength. Cheers

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Just get me dude. Im about to do some real damage 😉

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Amen brother

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not Wilf

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        3 GW's punt actually. Who else would you suggest ?? Up to 7.5
        Harvey Barnes also possible

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          ElGhazi? On fire and no reason Villa shouldn't score against Chelsea, Spurs or us.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Triple Villa already 😀

  4. bluetiger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Morning all,
    Can’t decide which of these routes is the best to go down... will use FH in 18 and TC in 19:

    a) KDB to Son
    b) DCL to Vardy
    c) KDB to Son and DCL to Kane (-4)
    d) KDB to Som and Adams to Vardy (-4)
    e) Grealish to Son

    Feels odd planning to bring in Spurs players when I’ll be using FH for 18 but their next fixtures are just so good

    1. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      How many blank gameweek players do you currently have? It seems like you have a decent amount to ignore the free hit in 18. That’s what I’m doing, using mine in 19. There’s lots of players I want for that week but don’t want going forward. If you are set on free hit 18 I definitely wouldn’t waste transfers getting in blank gameweek players

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      E, fixtures and Jack's position.

    3. Steiger
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      C as that's what I'm doing after tonight's games

  5. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What do you make of BR's comments on Vardy? Will he be surely benched?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm not getting him now. Will wait till 19

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Already have him and need him to play 😛

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Hold tight then

  6. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    So it’s time to talk about DCL replacement, thinking about the ones below:

    1. Adams
    2. Rodrigo
    3. Barnes/Wood
    4. Firmino
    5. Martial
    6. Cavani

    Thoughts ?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Of that motley crew the only one i'd want would be Adams.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Adams. He does what you expect and a little more for the price.

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Wood

    4. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Antonio if fit

    5. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’m looking at martial/Cavani for the double. But risky as might get it wrong.

      Firmino feels like a trap

    6. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I was looking at dcl last night.
      For me, I can't see anyone else at that price doing any better
      I'm holding

  7. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Contemplating Auba (c) for the BGW, if palace continue to look bad

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Bad plus bad doesn't mean good.
      Eye on Saka/Martinelli though.

    2. Street Friend
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      With a free hit week I think it’s worth a punt like this

  8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Never understood why the PL insists on making teams play 48 hours after a game.

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Moolaaaaaaaaahhhhh

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Used to play on Xmas day and then again on Boxing Day back in the day. Just how it is at this time of year, but made worse by TV.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Yep it’s been like this since long before the huge amounts of money were swimming in the game.

  9. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Would you use or save FH chip if you have these guys for the BGW?

    Martinez
    Stones Holding
    KdB Son Saka
    Kane

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I’ll have 7 too and am quite happy to save.

      Martinez, Dias, Stones, KDB, Son, DCL, Kane

    2. Phil's Stamps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yep, save. I'll have:

      Martinez
      Dias Lamptey
      KDB Son Grealish
      Kane Davis (might get a lucky 1-pointer)

      I think the most likely damage from the players I'd want on a FH aside from these will be a City clean sheet. You don't have Grealish but I think that game will be tight anyway.

  10. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Is that how many you have now or will have?
    If it is now I'd certainly save.

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What I will have

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Save and hope for the best.
        So long as you get (c) right should be not too bad and saving FH worth it.

  11. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Whoops, reply to Buck.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Whoops reply to myself replying to Buck

  12. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Start one

    A) Raphinha (wba)
    B) Dallas (wba)
    C) Coufal (Sou)

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Tough, but Raphinha

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Most attacking one

    3. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      A

  13. Me Spurs
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I’m done with kdb after that performance, best replacement? Already own Bruno, son

    1. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Salah?

      1. Me Spurs
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Already have, eyeing up rashford or mane

        1. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Rashford a slight fitness concern I think, no doubt will have his minutes managed. I’d go with Mane.

  14. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    2 FT, 0.7 ITB

    Martinez ¦ Forster
    Coufal Taylor Holding
    Salah KdB Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Vardy Watkins
    ¦ Wilson Ayling Lascelles

    Don't want to waste a transfer, help maybe?

    No chips in 18/19 for me.

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      KDB -> Son

  15. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Let me rephrase my question above please. Who is more likely to start this gw, Fofana to Justin? Thanks

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Both, as Castagne might get benched..

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Fofana

  16. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Brewster, KDB & Zaha > Kane (c), Soucek & Maddison (-4)?

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, could work out

  17. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    What do we take from solskjaer On Rashford’s shoulder? Good to go against Wolves?

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Who knows, who cares?

      1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks for the input

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Obviously he does. No need for such a dumb comment.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I fear Ole will play him till he breaks again.

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      In that category of wouldn’t buy, wouldn’t sell I think.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      MUN have a big squad if there is niggling issue Ole will not risk it I think

  18. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Grealish and Watkins will both do well in the "tough" fixtures IMO, Villa are fantastic on the counter and very good offensively.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Agreed. Nor do Chelsea, United & Spurs looks great at defending at this point of time.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Then you have Burnley, Southampton, West Ham, Arsenal and Brighton after GW20... fixtures that are primed for points!

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Plus he'll get a couple of double gameweeks after GW20. I'm just hoping Barkley starts asap that should help Jack.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Barkely was needed against lower blocks. Vs big teams they'll play on counters. Grealish is direct outlet on LW on them IMO. So great chance

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Currently Grealish has to start in the midfield 3. I'm hoping against the bigger teams Barkley will come in and Grealish moves back to LW.

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 26 days ago

            OMG forgot about Barkley, they'll be even better when he returns... a frightening thought

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      I'm keeping both forever i guess. Villa are top 3 attacking team in league IMO.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        https://fbref.com/en/comps/9/Premier-League-Stats

        Certainly looks like it, it's unbelievable how brilliant of a team they are.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Direct playing style. No tiki taka BS or defending for the sake. Also Coach has to keep Jack happy and let him do what he wants and he knows one thing. Take the ball and run towards defenders 😀

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Am selling Watkins for chd Adams I think

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 26 days ago

        I'd definitely want Adams for the DGW

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Grealish yes he will be fine.

      Watkins is a donkey who used all his luck in Liverpool game.

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        And again yesterday.
        Better to be lucky than good.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Exactly

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Very lucky with jammy assists, my point being that even half decent forward would have scored atleast brace yesterday from the chances Watkins had.

          Watkins is a Championship player and it shows.

          1. TheBiffas
              3 months, 26 days ago

              Highly disagree. He was the best player on the pitch yesterday. Also he should have had a couple of goals that were ruled out for offside in previous games.

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Villa, like Arsenal, are a 'first goal' team. If they score the first goal then it sets then up (see vs Liverpool, vs Palace, vs Arsenal) and contrast that in other matches (vs Leeds, vs Burnley).

        The question you have to ask is can Aston Villa score the first goal against those teams.

      3. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Not sure grealish is worth the punt with him being on 4 yellows

    5. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Really enjoyed Saka claiming he meant it on MOTD. Cheeky chappy

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        LOL
        Agree

    6. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Martinez, Forster
      Robbo, James,Dallas
      Burno , KDB , Mahrez,Grealish
      Kane , Bamford, Adams
      (Coufal , Bissouma ,Dunne)
      1 FT 1.2 M itb
      KDB > Salah
      Any other Thoughts ?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        No sir. Mo in looks more than good to me.

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Looks great

      3. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Lamptey/KDB/Brewster to Dier/Soucek/Kane worth -4?

      Would mean only A defender as city cover in bgw 18, playing 7-8 players.

      FH planned in GW 19

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sure, I would.

    8. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What do you guys think of this transfer for free?

      KDB & Forsters >> Son & Meslier

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Ja

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Not so keen on Meslier, Leeds concede A lot

      3. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Never ever ever get Meslier.

        Martinez, McC or Pope are the only viable keeper options if you want to get a respectable score this season.

        1. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          A tad overdramatic, keeper points don't make much overall difference over a season. Having said that I dont see why you wouldn't go mccarthy over meslier. If you can't afford the 0.1 I'd prefer areola over meslier too...leeds defs are okay due to attacking, keeper isn't really. Even Johnstone is a better pick.

    9. dansmusen
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Played Lookman over Bednarek and did not save my change from KDB to Salah C. Not my best Boxingday ever. Hiding behind the sofa today. And yes the whole C thing was a big rookie mistake that should no happen so i only blame myself 🙂

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Onward and upward

      2. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Sort of like me when I captained Kane (2) last week instead of Salah (16) and Bruno (17). It happens 🙂

        1. dansmusen
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          Yes but really annoying when you thought you changed but did not check your team beofre deadline as you always should.
          But i guess Salah could still blank (NOT)

    10. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      “Chelsea vs Charlton on Boxing Day 1937 was interrupted at the 60th minute because of the intense fog.
      The Charlton goalkeeper stayed on the pitch 20 more minutes without knowing that the game was stopped.”

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        All the defenders and keepers got clean sheet points

      2. Onz
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        3-0 to Chelsea
        True story but Sam Barton was only on the pitch for 15 mins before a cop found him.

    11. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Pretty clear to me the PL is the best league in Europe. The best players in Europe are basically concentrated at the following clubs:

      Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, PSG, Dortmund, Munich, Juventus, Inter, Ajax, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs.

      5 of those clubs are in the PL. When you consider how well some of the other teams in the PL do in the Europa League too (Arsenal, Leicester, Wolves) then it is pretty clear that the PL is the best.

      1. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Where best = most money off TV rights & from stupidly rich team owners = can buy players off the other leagues

    12. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Mahrez to:

      A Maddison
      B Bowen
      C soucek
      D raphinia

    13. Tango74
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Think DCL ger rested

        Best defender under 5.0?

        Have soton/ whu/ Leeds already

        Man U or Burnley ??

      • Street Friend
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Which do you think is the best option for DGW19. Will bench boost.
        I have 22.2mil for the 3 blanks

        McCarthy Fabianski
        Zouma Dier XXXX Taylor coufal
        Salah Bruno XXXX Son Raphina
        XXXX Bamford Adams

        A) Robertson Ward Prowse Martial
        B) R.James Ward Prowse (or7mil mid) Vardy
        C) R.James Rashford DCL (already have R James and DCL so less hits)
        D) any other suggestions

      • dansmusen
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Meslier for the DGW a good shout? I kind of want to get a second goalie and it has to be for a -4 but i think it´s worth it for BB on DGW.

        1. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          I’m going to squeeze in Fabianski alongside McCarthy. Leeds just concede too many

          1. dansmusen
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 26 days ago

            Fabianski is a bit more expensive but could be worth it.

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Grealish > Maddison?

        1. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 26 days ago

          It looks exciting and very risky. Give it a go