Scout Notes

Assessing Salah’s blank as Robertson moves top of the FPL defenders’ points table

Newcastle United 0-0 Liverpool

  • Goals: None
  • Assists: None
  • Bonus: Andrew Robertson (£7.3m), Federico Fernandez (£4.7m) x3, Karl Darlow (£5.0m) x1

The final fixture of an eight-match Gameweek that refused to stick to the script ended in suitably underwhelming fashion at St James Park on Wednesday.

Liverpool failed to score for the first time in the Premier League this season as poor finishing and a dogged defensive effort from Newcastle United left the Reds, and those Fantasy managers who backed their attacking assets, frustrated.

EGYPT ME OUT OF POINTS

A second successive blank for Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) capped off a below-par week for many Fantasy Premier League bosses, with the Egyptian backed with the armband by huge swathes of the FPL community for the clash with Newcastle.

Both he and Sadio Mane (£11.9m) never really got going on Tyneside but even taking into account their listless displays, this was one of those games when the margins between double-digit haul and a three-pointer were slim.

But for the merest brush on the fingertips of Karl Darlow‘s (£5.0m) gloves, Salah would have opened the scoring and potentially the floodgates in the 33rd minute.

His second wasted big chance arrived midway through the second half, the Egyptian failing to even hit the target with this effort, but Salah has historically had a profligate side to his game and occasional frustrating afternoons come with the territory.

Mane was also denied a tap-in by a goalmouth clearance from Fabian Schar (£4.9m), while Firmino spurned three very presentable headed opportunities and ought to have continued his good festive form.

INJURY LATEST

In terms of positive news, Liverpool appeared to emerge from their Gameweek 16 clash on Tyneside relatively unscathed.

An early injury to Andrew Robertson (£7.3m), in which the left-back needed treatment, seemingly amounted to nothing, with the Scot going on to last the full 90 minutes – the 16th time in a row he has done that in the Premier League in 2020/21.

Jurgen Klopp said after the game:

As far as I know, in the moment, nobody got injured tonight, which is a very important thing. So that means we probably can go with the same squad to Southampton.

The return of Thiago Alcantara (£5.7m) as a second-half substitute was a boost to the Reds but from a Fantasy perspective, the most pertinent injury news of the evening concerned Joel Matip (£5.5m).

Any notion that the Cameroon international could offer FPL managers a reliable, cut-price route into the Liverpool backline over the coming weeks and months were dashed yet again when the injury-prone stopper succumbed to yet another fitness issue in Gameweek 15.

Klopp said after full-time on Wednesday:

The normal stuff with these kind of injuries, around about three weeks.

That would put Matip on a collision course with Double Gameweek 19, so any punt on Nathaniel Phillips (£4.0m) and Rhys Williams (£4.0m) for the home fixtures against Manchester United and Burnley is a risky one at this stage.

Even if Matip was ruled out for that double-header, the fact that the two bargain-bin defenders continue to share game-time is off-putting; it was Williams who got the nod to deputise for Matip in Gameweeks 13 and 15, and Phillips at St James Park.

GREAT SCOT

On the subject of Liverpool’s backline, Robertson produced another fine performance from left-back en route to a tidy haul.

With much focus on Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) et al this season, the Scotland international has quietly gone about his business and this latest nine-point return moved him into first place in the FPL defenders’ points standings.

But for Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.3m) poor miss from Robertson’s 67th-minute corner, the in-form full-back would have been looking at another double-digit score.

One slight concern on the clean sheet front might be the absence of Matip, with neither Williams nor Phillips looking particularly solid.

This was the first match that Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in this season when either one of those budget assets has played and it took a last-ditch block from Fabinho (£5.4m) to stop Callum Wilson (£6.5m) from extending that drought, with the Newcastle striker having brushed off Phillips all too easily to carve out an early opening.

DARLOW V DUBRAVKA

Included in the Newcastle United squad for the first time this season was goalkeeper Martin Dubravka (£4.8m), who had been sidelined for four months with a heel problem.

The Slovak will have to be content with a place among the substitutes for now, however, with Darlow producing a well-timed masterclass between the posts and earning his manager’s backing after full-time:

Karl has waited patiently for his chance because of the form of Dubravka but he’s number one at the moment because of the performances that he’s putting in.

FIVE GO DEFENDING

A solid defensive showing from Newcastle at the Etihad on Boxing Day was followed up by an even better display against Liverpool, with centre-backs Schar and Federico Fernandez (£4.7m) particularly impressing.

Fernandez proved to be a bonus point magnet whenever the Magpies kept clean sheets last season and it so proved again on Wednesday, with the stopper collecting maximum bonus along with Robertson.

The problem with targeting Newcastle’s defence in FPL is Bruce’s determination to roll out a more attacking formation in the so-called ‘easier’ games – good news for the talismanic Wilson, who continues to thrive despite the limited service and who went close to scoring against Liverpool, but less so elsewhere.

The Magpies resemble a solid outfit in a backs-to-the-wall 5-4-1 but look less so in a 4-4-2/4-2-3-1, conceding goals against the likes of Burnley, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion – all at home – this season when playing without a third centre-half.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m), incidentally, looks likely to miss Gameweek 17 on his long road back from a positive COVID-19 test, but he’s one for the watchlist at that ever-dwindling price.


Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Murphy (Almiron 67), Yedlin, Ritchie (Lewis 86), Clark, Fernandez, Schar, Hayden, M.Longstaff, Wilson, Joelinton.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson, Jones (Wijnaldum 68), Henderson, Milner (Thiago 73), Salah (Shaqiri 90), Firmino, Mane.


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811 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    KdB tot Son?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      What’s plans for 18/19? Rashford might be better if on FH

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Oh dear Grealish dropping, sellers to be punished this weekend!

    1. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Selling him gave me a big profit and allowed me to get Raphina last week - 8 points in the bag plus well prepared for the DGW

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That’s no fun, we need punishment! 🙂

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He’s not been the same without Barkley. All about El Ghazi currently, plus he’s on pens.

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I dropped DCL 3-4 weeks ago and everybody said DCL sellers to be punished, I'm doing fine. People are so tied to value and afraid of getting rid of highly owned players. Did kane>Vardy also which has served me well over the past 6-7 weeks

    4. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Doubt that

    5. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      2 points in 17 then 14 points in 18!

  3. mookie
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    How many top 1m GW ranks did you have?

    Only 3 here. GWs 1,2 and 3. 😕

    1. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Just moved into the top 68k for the first time

    2. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      4

    3. A.J.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      7 with a couple more just outside 1m.

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      6

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      6 (one top 100k)
      3 x 4mill +
      6,749,077 this game week 🙁

    6. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      9 times. Currently 12k overall. Could have been 5k if not for my poor captain choices the past few weeks.

      1. mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Wow! Nice going!

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Well done!

    7. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Only 2...

    8. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      5, sitting at 180k

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Me too

    9. Flynniesta
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A big fat zero from me

      1. mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Ouch!

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think you misunderstood. Gw rank you have twice.

        #stalker

    10. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      6, but 135k the lowest.

      I love it when you get a sub 50k and really shoot up the rankings.

    11. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      3. And the best one of those was in GW1.

    12. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 17 days ago

        3.... 5,9,12

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        1,3,9,10,14 and 16!

      • AlternativeB
          3 months, 17 days ago

          7. at 17k now

      • Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Manc vs chelsea still going ahead?

        1. Neo-Viper
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          yes

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Plenty of time for that game to called off still

      • Pi
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Waiting for h2h league tables update.
        What is the normal time for it?

      • HEADSY
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Best 2 gw punt midfielder under 6m?

        Thinking saka

        1. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think Saka is a trap, but could do well in the short term if you are fielding him in 18

          1. HEADSY
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah he will be coming out in dgw for definite.

      • mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Changing chip strategy to save FH. Any feedback on this lot for to prioritise someone who plays in BGW18?

        Mendy,
        Dier, Cresswell, Taylor,
        Salah, KDB, Bruno, Son
        DCL, Bamford, Adams

        Bench: Forster, Targett, Lamptey, Riedewald
        0.2 ITB

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Why change? Looks like you’re hardly getting any out next week. Just righting off the week?

          1. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            think it will be a low scoring week and that FH will have more upside with many fixtures to be rearranged later in season.

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Use it now. There might not be another chance when allmthe games are called off

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Looking at your team you might get away with it. Don’t have a clue what transfer I’d make tho! Why even use transfer for 18 if you think it’ll be low scoring? Just save and get 2 or 3 dgwers for 19?

              1. mcsteely
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                considering this I may FH in 18 now, or maybe not and roll transfers. Thinking Holding or Leno to cover the blank then couple of hits for DGWers in19

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Problem you have is not just having only a few players out in 18....it’s using transfers for 18 makes your 19 team worse (unless you take hits)

        2. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Kane?

      • Your Man With The Hair
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yay or nay on this?

        KDB & Brewster -> Zaha & Vardy (4pt hit)

        Leaves me with:

        Martinez (4.0)
        TAA, Justin, KWP (Coufal, 4.0)
        Salah, Bruno, Zaha, Soucek (Romero)
        Kane, Vady, Bamford

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Not zaha no

          1. Your Man With The Hair
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Maddison?

      • Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Please help haha slipping down my mini leagues rapid!
        1ft 0.5m in the bank

        Martinez
        Konsa Holding Taylor
        Salah Son Bruno Saka
        Bamford Firmino Kane

        Steele Soucek Mitchell Kilman

        Cheers

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Plans for 18/19?

          1. Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Not 100% was debating free hit 18 and build a decent team for gw 19 doubles but didn't want to end up with loads of dead wood for remainder of the season?

        2. CasaBanter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Great midfield.

          Depends on your GW 18/19 strategy, but maybe downgrade Firmino to Wilson / Adams and upgrade Taylor and Mitchell to Man City and Southampton defence?

          1. Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks and not sure yet a 5 month old has put an end to me being able to plan a head on ff haha as above debating FH gw 18 and build a decent amount of double game week players but who'll benefit me going forward

            Cheers

      • mookie
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Damn! Looks like many have given up on BB in 19.
        Kinda liked my chances with them BBing Johnstone, Taylor, Coufal and Brewster.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Johnstone, coufal, cresswell and soucek here

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            100% BBing

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Makes sense to have doubts given how late games are being cancelled. Would play mine if I knew for sure the games would all be played

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            impossible to predict now and later during the season

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Things will improve by March/April you’d imagine so less risk of late call offs. But if all fixtures remain as they are then I’ll prob go for it (got similar bench to yourself)

              1. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                They won't improve they will Get worse. Its all been planned

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Short term they might get worse but there’s a vaccine/lockdown/weather start to improve in few weeks so things will get better

            2. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yes, but situation is worse now than it’s been for a while

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I'm playing FH in 18 and BB in 19. The rest of the season will over soon just watch.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              No it won’t

        3. ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Exactly, I even got another playing keeper for the BB. Now the bench is quite a backup with those unpredicted delayed fixtures.

          1. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Especially with people doubling and tripling up. One game canceled and your bench is gone

        4. C_Manan
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          In the same boat as of now

      • Gun gun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Who is everyone gonna capt
        Kane or bruno?

        Martinez or meslier better? Haha

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Bruno currently

        2. ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Aston villa's defence is way better than Leeds'. Kane and Martinez

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Rob Holding as a Charlie Taylor replacement ?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Decent pick if not using FH

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Not using any chips unti much later in the season, too many uncertainties at the moment.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Good luck navigating 18 and 19!

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Depending on what I decide will have 6 to 8 players in GW18 including 2 x City.
                Fixtures in that blank game week don't inspire me and can't see any mega hauls.

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Can see why 18 is uninspiring but main benefit of FH in 18 for me is being able to maximise both 18 and 19

        2. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Fulham game might be canceled and he could be ok after that, only a minor strain, week or two.

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        is there any idea when the two games cancelled this week will be replayed ?

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Apparently amazon mentioned that they’ll be played (or rearranged) in January. Ben crellin trying to work it all out and done chat of fixtures changing in 18/19 so leave transfers as late as possible

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            *some

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            thanks

      • jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        When was the “Relative” bottom added to the FFS Fixture Ticker?

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Plan still on! FH 18, BB 19

        But with 2ft's ai need to use both of them this week so i don't lose either the next. Hence, advice needed!

        Would you rather have
        A) Vardy, Johnstone
        B) Rash, Flappyhandski for the double?

        In order to afford either, adjustments needed this week.

        1. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Vardy is more nailed on to score i think....while out of both keepers, Fabianski has more potential for points...tough call...i would take a decision based on the makeup of the rest of your team.

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Cheers. Will leave it late as possible, but tbh I think I need to downgrade two out of Dias/Grealish/DCL tomorrow.

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          B.

          How about option C. Ings & Flappy?

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Why was I under the impression Danny did his hammy some harm again? I didn't see their match but thought so hence wrote Ings off as an option. I take it I was wrong?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Haven't seen anything like that. Probably just another twitter bs.

      • Piksau
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thankfully only had 2 players out of the cancelled matches this GW.
        Whats the update on GW17 matches? any postponements or at risk?

      • Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thinking about bringing in Justin for now and dgw.

        But still not sure how the deal is with Pereira...?

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Looking how he is playing I'd say its Justin's position to lose.

          1. Free Hat
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Yeah always looks promising when I watch him

        2. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          People been saying he's a transfer waiting to happen. Many weeks later: ....Still waiting.

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Bit early but thoughts about Mane(tc) in gw19? Got Salah and Bruno aswell.

        Ranked around 700k and not many in ml own him. Could be season ending move or shoot me up in rankings.

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          He could get injured in the first game

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Had him triple captained last season when it happened 🙁

            1. Party time
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Yeah, same here as well

            2. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              As did I

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          TC the player with the higher ownership. Players with lower ownership will as it is help you climb the ranks.

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks.

        3. Piksau
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          i would spread out the attacking options to more teams in the DGW...a single case of the coronavirus and youd be out 2 or more players....

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks but I'm not changing my strategy in case someone gets covid. If its happens it happens.

            But to play safe Salah(tc) and Ings(vc) instead of Bruno

            1. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Bold. Hope it works out mate!

              1. S.Kuqi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Bold to triple captain Mane or use that chip? 🙂

                1. Piksau
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  with the number of cup related and covid related postponements we could be in for another bumper DGW down the road....so you can save your chips to use then....problem is that the further you go into the season the more your playing 11 could be hit with rotations.

        4. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Mane's form just isn't there this season. Only 1 double figure score. Going to quite a few (even small) DGWs where a differential TC could really have an impact.

      • Fero1905
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        When we can see our cup opponent?

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          This afternoon

        2. Milkman Bruno
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Next season hopefully

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Hehe

        3. CasaBanter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Anyone know when the FPL Cup is drawn?

          Guess it has to be soon given deadline for this gameweek is tomorrow.

        4. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Is is stupid to skip all the original plans and just save the free transfer for next gw and see what will happen? - or other ideas for this team?

          Martínez
          Lowton, Robertson, Taylor
          Son, Salah, Fernandes, Grealish
          Wilson, Bamford, Kane

          Button, Burke, Coufal, Douglas
          1 free transfer, 0.1 million in the bank, all chips available

          1. Piksau
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            If you are doing a FreeHit then use the transfer if required. Next hit your permanent transfers will not stick if used in conjuction with a FH.

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Thanks. Yes, the original plan was to use free hit in gw18 but can get 7-8 players using free transfers and everything seem cursed at the moment...

        5. SomeoneKnows
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Should I keep or sell Matip with the following team?

          Martinez (Brewster)
          Cancelo, Dallas, Bednarek (Matip, Douglas)
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Grealish (Soucek)
          Kane, DCL, Bamford

          A) Keep - implies transferring Kane > Vardy this week, FH18, Douglas > Coufal on GW19 and a BB of Coufal, Cancelo, Soucek

          B) Sell - implies Kane gets another week as Matip > Coufal this week, FH18, Kane > Vardy on GW19 and probably no use to BB

          1. Piksau
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Kane has a better 1 fixture than Vardy's 2 in GW19. Its a tough call....
            Any postponements to matches in GW19 will render the BB chip useless and wasted. I think some managers might look at Wildcarding their teams to spread the players around different clubs, so if you are planning to go on without BB then it could be a great idea!

        6. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Should I focus on upgrading Delap or do you see something else?

          Martinez
          Dias Dallas Bednarek
          Salah Son Bruno Soucek Zaha
          Bamford Kane

          Button Coufal Taylor Delap

          1ft
          1.7m itb

        7. Gun gun
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Isit crazy to sell kane and asm to neto and vardy for -4 and put the capt on vardy?

          1. Gun gun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Seems like past results leicester always thrash newcastle

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Don't go by past results. Going by those City should have thrashed Newcastle, Villa should not have thrashed Pool, Kane should have scored against Leicester.

              1. Gun gun
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                So what do u suggest? My -4 works or?

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  I will definitely keep Kane. Plays in the BGW. Might have a double soon.

                  1. Finding Timo
                      3 months, 17 days ago

                      Is bellerin a good option as fixtures look good?

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        I would go for a cheaper Arsenal defender. I transferred in Holding last GW. Returned with 9 already. Not bad for a 4.4

                        1. Finding Timo
                            3 months, 17 days ago

                            Cheers i have 5.1m to spend so was looking at an attacking defender but holding great value

            2. The Man Pastore
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Do we know why Bowen was benched against SOU and came in only for 18min?

              1. Arteta
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Apparently he's been crap for some time now.

              2. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                he has not playing well lately

            3. Nunoooooooooo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Need some advice pls guys...need to get rid of C Taylor this week, 1FT and 0itb. Would you rather:

              1. Taylor ➡️ Lowton (keep it simple and sideways)
              2. Taylor ➡️ Alioski (got Dallas so double Leeds defence for DGW?)
              3. KDB & Taylor ➡️ Sterling & Coufal (-4)
              4. KDB & Taylor ➡️ Rashford & Chilwell (-4 and accept I won’t get KDB back for city’s easy run after GW19?)

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Keep it simple!

                1. Nunoooooooooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Cheers skrald!

              2. Piksau
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                I wouldnt go for a -4 right now...
                Keep the points and look at possible good options to fill the hole than Taylor leaves.

                1. Nunoooooooooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Yeah great advice mate. I really don’t want to take a -4 so boils down to lowton balbuena or alioski who have DGWs within the budget. Anyone I am missing?

            4. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Usually this time of year we have endless stream of RMWCT posts 😐

            5. winchester
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Hello lads! have 1,6m itb and 0ft

                martinez (martin)
                robbo coufal kwp (dallas taylor*)
                salah son bruno soucek (bissouma)
                bamford kane adams

                What to do here lads? plan on fh gw18 and bb gw19
                How long will taylor be out?
                a) save
                b) taylor-> which defender? -4
                c) bissouma-> raphinha -4
                d) martin-> 4,8 GK -4

              • DAZZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Is Strujik nailed?

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  No

              • Vazza
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Who is a better pick for the DGW19, which is just over two weeks away-

                  A. Ayling
                  B. Alioski