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Budget midfielder Gundogan a goal threat in new role as De Bruyne stars as a striker

Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City

  • Goals: Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) | Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m), Phil Foden (£6.2m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m)
  • Assists: Kai Havertz (£8.2m) | Foden, De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling (£11.4m)
  • Bonus: Foden x3, De Bruyne x2, Gundogan, Foden x1

Manchester City chose an opportune time to deliver what was arguably their best Premier League performance of the season.

One of 12 top-flight clubs in action in Blank Gameweek 18 and then among a dozen teams who enjoy two fixtures in Double Gameweek 19, City are high on the Fantasy Premier League watchlist in early January.

And if their clash with Chelsea on Sunday was an audition of sorts, then Pep Guardiola’s troops passed it with flying colours.


Pepped Up

Manchester City’s defensive aptitude hasn’t been in doubt for some time.

Callum Hudson-Odoi‘s (£5.7m) late, late consolation goal for Chelsea on Sunday was the first time that an opposition player had scored against the Citizens since Gameweek 9 and ruined what would have been a sixth clean sheet in seven.

What has been called into question is their attacking prowess and the lack of value for money being provided by their FPL forwards and midfielders.

From Gameweeks 4 to 15, City scored one goal or fewer in nine of their 12 matches.

Even plum home fixtures against Fulham and Newcastle United returned only 2-0 wins; these were games in which City would have traditionally run riot and matches in which Fantasy managers would expect hauls from.

At Stamford Bridge, we saw the City of old return.

First-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m), Phil Foden (£6.2m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) saw City sail into an unassailable 3-0 lead, while there were other chances beyond those strikes: De Bruyne spurned a one-on-one opportunity after a quarter of an hour, Gundogan flicked an effort wide from six yards just before the break and Rodri (£5.4m) wasted a De Bruyne assist with a 53rd-minute header.

Guardiola agreed that this display was more reminiscent of City of yesteryear:

We had a plan, we tried to play in a certain way that we did in the past and it worked. The players were incredible, fantastic in all departments.

We are a team that has to play in one certain rhythm. A lot of passes and, in the right moment, attack. We won Premier Leagues in that way, and we miss a little bit for many reasons this tempo, and today we got it. The way we won the League titles, it was because we were like today.

The question now, of course, is whether the “tempo” is here to stay and whether it can be as effective against teams who won’t employ Chelsea’s high, aggressive press.

Brighton, a more possession-based team who are not renowned for their backs-to-the-wall approach, might just well be the ideal Gameweek 18 opponents – Graham Potter’s troops lost by an aggregate score of 9-0 in their two league meetings with City last season.

Belgian Waffle

With City unable to call upon Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m) and Ferran Torres (£6.9m), and with Sergio Aguero‘s (£10.3m) game-time being carefully handled, Guardiola turned to De Bruyne to lead the line in west London.

We have seen the Belgian playing in a more advanced position anyway this season but this was a step beyond a number 10 role, with De Bruyne veering between ‘false nine’ and outright centre-forward.

Explaining his tactical decision after full-time, Guardiola said:

Kevin can play in many positions. We wanted more solid players in the midfield and Bernardo is more solid in those areas.

[De Bruyne] is so good, with his energy to run in behind. He did it really well. He can play there, as a winger, attacking midfielder. There is no doubt about this.

De Bruyne himself said of Sunday’s role:

A little bit bizarre in the beginning. I’ve done it a couple of times in my career. Obviously, there are lot of strikers, forward players who are out. The coach asked me to do this job, so I tried to do it the best as possible.

We have different players, so we play a little bit different this year and we adjust to the personnel we have. The team is finding the rhythm in the last month so we’re playing better and the difference today when we have the chance we took them.

In Formation, Entertainment

It should be pointed out, of course, that the deployment of De Bruyne as a striker may just have been a needs-must, one-off experiment.

Jesus ought to be back from self-isolation by Gameweek 18, with Torres likely available for Double Gameweek 19. Aguero may also be closer to a start himself by the time next Wednesday’s clash with Brighton comes around.

So long as the attacking swagger is here to stay, then starting positions might be less of a concern for Fantasy managers.

Indeed, De Bruyne had three fewer big chances in the whole of 2019/20 than he has managed in Gameweeks 2-17 of the current campaign, yet still found the net on 13 occasions, with five of his goals coming from outside the box.

What is worth keeping an eye on is Gundogan’s role within Guardiola’s team.

Part of the double pivot with Rodri for months in the more conservative 4-2-3-1, we have seen the German allowed a bit more attacking freedom of late.

Gundogan and the excellent Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) were the two number eights stationed either side of Rodri on Sunday, registering six shots in the box between them.

After the match on Sunday, Gundogan said of his more advanced role:

To be honest, in the last few games where I scored, I played more of a number eight than a number six. Before that, I played more of a holding midfielder role together with Rodri.

It is different and every position needs a little bit of adaptation. I think I am a player that can adapt quickly and well into a system and the manager knows I am quite flexible.

Also, me personally, even though I like to be included in rotating the ball, when I am playing as a number eight and more offensive position, I try to put myself in the spaces where I think something could happen or I feel like the space is not occupied by a player of ours or the opponent.

Both goals I scored in the last games were similar in the way they were from the right side and Raheem assisted me both goals and I tried to be in a space where I am free and able to get the ball and finish with one touch. It worked out quite well and as long as I am playing in that position I try to continue like that.

The Self-Isolating Six

The visitors were missing six of their squad because of positive COVID-19 tests.

The unavailability of Kyle Walker (£6.1m) and Jesus we were already aware of, while social media posts from Ederson (£6.0m) and Tommy Doyle (£4.4m) all but confirmed that they too were among those self-isolating.

Torres and Eric Garcia (£4.7m) have reportedly been added to that list, with the latter still struggling with injury, too.

Nathan Ake (£5.4m) was absent on Sunday because of “fitness issues”, while Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) missed out because of a tight hamstring.

All of that meant a start for reserve goalkeeper Zack Steffen (£4.4m), who will drop to the bench once Ederson is fit again, and Foden, who featured in Guardiola’s XI for only the second time in 11 league matches.

Foden produced a superb display from the left flank, leading the way for chances created in Sunday’s game and having three shots in the box of his own.

The hard work starts now with players expected back from illness and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) waiting in the wings but Guardiola was enthused by the youngster’s display:

So proud. He never dropped one, nothing for his energy, how he helps. He can play up front in all four positions and again he has a sensational goal, he scored a fantastic goal. He is a guy, we rely on him incredibly, national team for England will be a top player because he’s so clever, so calm, he did a good performance today.

Got the Blues

While the wheels haven’t completely come off, the Chelsea bandwagon has been seriously derailed in recent weeks.

One clean sheet in seven, and four defeats in six, has seen FPL managers slowly drift away from previous high-achievers like Ben Chilwell (£6.1m) and completely desert the misfiring Timo Werner (£9.2m).

A bright start against City couldn’t be sustained and they had managed only one effort on target until second-half injury time, when substitute Hudson-Odoi popped up to ruin a clean sheet for Joao Cancelo (£5.7m) and Ruben Dias (£5.8m) – the former also seeing a projected bonus point go up in smoke.

A run-out in a central position couldn’t end an eight-match goal drought for Werner, while a hitherto solid backline – who were again missing the injured Reece James (£5.2m) – has now shipped seven goals in three matches.

Easier tests await, of course, starting with a Double Gameweek 19 home fixture against a Fulham side who have scored just two goals in their last five matches, which should provide encouragement for Fantasy managers still sitting on Chilwell.

Lampard cited youth and unavailability as mitigating excuses when interviewed after the match:

One month ago people were asking when I’m signing a new contract, and now people will be saying different things because in a tight, busy period we have lost four games of football in quick succession. The pressure remains constant in this job.

The reality is a lot of the players who have come in are new, are young, have been injured, haven’t played together. It was the first time I’ve been able to play Ziyech, Pulisic and Werner in the same team.

Without a doubt, we have the character to get out of it, because we went 16 games unbeaten. What we can control is what we do tonight and tomorrow and the next day and what we do against Morecambe and what we do against Fulham.


Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kante (Gilmour 64), Kovacic (Havertz 77), Mount; Pulisic, Werner, Ziyech (Hudson-Odoi 64).

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Steffen; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Gundogan (Fernandinho 75), Rodri, Bernardo; Foden (Mahrez 86), De Bruyne (Aguero 86), Sterling.

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867 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Any Robbo resting rumours today?

    1. Mooster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Would love thet. He needs a rest.

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Weirdly zero comment......sods law he will be now !!!!

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nope

    4. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He's starting based on leaks, which are to be taken with a grain of salt.

    5. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      check back in 17mins...LOL

    6. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Got Mitchell waiting in the wings so don't mind, but I doubt it. Not sure they can afford to rest him when half of their first choice defence is injured.

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Theres realistically no way I can get KDB in for the double, wont have any City at this rate. Even if I took Kane out, that would be a -4 to get KDB, but im sitll short for uprgading my bench mid Bissouma.

    All I can do is cover KDB with Gundogan lol..

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Gunda will make you proud. Don't expect KDB points from him !

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Imagine Gundo outscores Kevin, aha

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      That's the only reasonable conclusion.

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      whats your team?

  3. Mooster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What do you think Morgan Schneiderlin would be priced as in FPL today?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      4.5

      1. Mooster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Wow!

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      4.5m

      1. Mooster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Oh, mighty.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          wasnt he 4.5 last season, I think I had him as bench mid. Was it last season, or the season before? What even happened to him, pretty sure I had him and he was 4.4 or something

  4. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    First time seeing Karen Carney while watching motd2.

    Anyone else seeing a mix of Amy Poehler and Carmen Electra or is it just me 😀

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Carmen Electra and David Coulthard

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Haha, that one I can see too.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Very flattering, but I sort of see where you are coming from.

    3. SackWenger
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nope i see the face that i can put to that's the annoying woman doing the co-commentating on BT sport for the Arsenal Europa League games. Bad enough being in the Europa League.

    4. Bielsa Murderball
        1 month, 27 days ago

        We, Leeds fans, have quite a bad relationship with this woman.

      • Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think she's a total babe.

        1. Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not bad at all.
          But dunno, bit too masculin fixtures in the face for me.

    5. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For GW19:

      A) Sterling + Antonio -4
      B) Gundogan + Kane

      I've got a clear preference but this article is interesting nonetheless.

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'll take A.

    6. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Hey, all. Anyone happen to have some insight here? Thought it through myself but no closer to a solution. Sadly blew my FH when my team went flames up as NEW/AVL got called off awhile back.

      Currently have 9/10 players in BGW18 and then 9/10 DGWers in DGW19 (-4), where I plan on using TC.

      Does this make sense? I see some momentum on WC18, BB19 building up, which I quite like, but for me, no FH later on would set me back. Am I right in approaching 18/19 with no chips, or potentially TC, as I've already used the FH?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Who do you plan to TC?

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          KDB.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Good choice.

      2. PastaConcerto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Are they good 9/10 players...or lame ones, hard to advise without seeing the squads. You should be fine without chips if you have the highly owned template players for 18 and 19.

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          My GW18 will be (anywhere from 9-11 players)

          No GK
          Stones Cancelo Konsa Mitchell*
          Alzate* Bruno Son KDB
          Welbeck Kane

          My GW19 will be...

          Fabs
          Stones Cancelo Robertson Konsa
          Salah KDB Bruno Soucek
          Martial Bamford

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          your GW18 is essentially 8 players. But you have the main 4 of Bruno Son KDB and Kane, and a City defender. Konsa and Mitchell will likely be a 2 pointer, but im secretly confident about Palace's chances if they play well.

          I think you're good, not l;ike you have much choice for 18 anyways. Konsa is a weak choice for 19 but not much option

    7. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Salah rest is last chance for me to get Soucek points off the bench.
      Come on Klopp !!
      Make it happen

      1. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        bite your lip...that would cost me my cup match, my opponent doesn't have him

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ha ha
          I'd hope for a 0-0 if Salah isn't playing 😎

          Not happening of course. He had his rest vs Palace

      2. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Sorry mate, he's my C so it'll be start and red card

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Red card is for calling the ref a c unit when he doesn't let salah retake his second missed pen of the night

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            LOL

        2. Canadian Football
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          that would be even worse

    8. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Quick survey... Who on here is yet to reach 900 points for the season? Hopefully I'll get there tonight

      1. Mweene
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I’m close to 1100 if that makes you feel better.

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I suppose you've got a very big, fast car too?

      2. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        My team isn't linked so I can be if you like.

      3. Tingate
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I am, but hattricks from Salah and Mane tonight with both assisting each other should get me there or there about I reckon. Easy.

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I’m on 38 with Salah Captain, Mane n Adam’s. Need a goal Fest big time

      4. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Only got to 900 on Saturday

    9. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If I'm a Salah and KWP owner and Salah is at 110% EO, and I didn't captain Salah, do I want a Southampton CS?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        In the broadest terms, yes

    10. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm punting on Cavani. 3 game rest after his instagram ban.

      Bad idea?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Prefer just to go Rashford and avoid any drama

      2. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bit needlessly risky, not even sure if he'll immediately start. Martial has been good.

      3. Mweene
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Does his ban include the 2 cup games?

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          yea he is back for 18, misses mid week Cuty and FA cup with Watford

          1. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Didn’t even think about that and have him in my FH team.

            1. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Martial I mean

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Same, I was set on Martial as cheaperthen Rash, then someone pointed out Cavani is back for 18, so back to Rash for me

                1. Mweene
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Same then.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    tbh Rash was always my first choice I was just trying to save money.

        2. jayzico
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yup. He's back for 18. It's either him or Watkins. Or who else for 7.8?

      4. fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Who's even first choice between the two?

        1. jayzico
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          If I was manager it'd take Edison hands down. Infinitely better footballer.

    11. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Scotland into FULL lockdown.

      England to follow.

      Football to be postponed?

      Only casuals activated FH anyway

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Only casuals think sport is going to get postponed

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          this. elite sport will continue for morale purposes

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cash morale

          2. Olson
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Much like University students were sent back to be locked down in covid containers, for morale

        2. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Of course it could. Only takes another outbreak at a club or 2 before pressure is really on. Crazy to dismiss the idea

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The PL is the vaccine to lockdown depression

    12. richarlison2348
        1 month, 27 days ago

        My team is currently: Martinez Johnstone
        Robertson Coufal Dallas Kilman Balbuena
        Salah Fernandes Son Raphinha Soucek
        Kane Adams Bamford
        I am FH-ing in gw 18. In gameweek 19, do you think it is worth it to take a -12 in order to do Son, Kane, Kilman, Balbuena out to Watkins, De Bruyne, Cancelo, and Wan Bissaka? This would allow me to bench boost... If not, what would you do? Thanks for replies

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          No.

      • Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        i have a long history of getting knocked out of cup on the first week.

        Score is Even

        Me - Adams/Robbo/Salah
        Him - KWP

        Here comes Salah missed Peno and a CS for Southampton

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Need a whopping 26 points together from Salah and Robbo to hit triple figures this GW - big ask but would be pretty cool. All it needs is a CS and big performance!

        1. Canadian Football
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          good luck mate

        2. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I need 29 to win

          They are all out no players.
          I have robbo, salah captain, mane and Adams. With coufals 6 if 1 doesn't start.

      • Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Anyone know if they will be distributing the vaccine to Prem Footballers ahead of the general population ?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I doubt it'll happen. Even if it does won't be out in news to avoid backlash

        2. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          They fkin better not. Why would healthy, rich young athletes get a vaccine before at risk members of the general public, especially old people?

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            For the sake of not being banned I'll not share my views on the need for said vaccines either

          2. Adetro
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think they should be near the front of the queue. For the sake of 100 vaccines per club, it means millions around the country have something to look forward to each week.

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You see that's the problem with society right there.

              If your only joy in life is watching men kick a round object around then you need more from life.

              We can agree to disagree on this one then.

              1. Adetro
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Whether or not that's a problem with society is quite beside the point. Millions of people get a lot of pleasure from the Premier League. That's a fact.

          3. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Er..because young healthy working people generate taxes and old people consume them? Indonesia are taking this approach...

        3. richarlison2348
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I feel like its too early to tell. If I had to guess I would say yes, but not by much. They won't be prioritized above of more essential workers, but maybe above the average person.

          • Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I think they should be. If they're being asked to work during a pandemic why shouldn't they be given the vaccine?

        4. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          4 Man City women's first team players have COVID19

          The training ground is clearly still not a safe place.

          The entire organisation needs quarantining

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I bet they were at Kyle Walker party

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Walker and Mendy deserve a ban alongside everyone who broken rules !

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              As a lifelong Blue (and former junior player I may add for bragging rights!), at this point I wish we would just f Mendy right off and be done with him!!!

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yup
                These guys put so many lives at risk. Selfish c.nts !

                1. Sloane426
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  No lives are at risk. It’s a cold. Hospitals empty.

        5. Lionac
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Having 6 player that play in GW18 and 1 FT
          Cancelo, Lowton, Sterling, Rashford, Kane & Wood

          Would you use FH or go with 7 players?

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm gonna field 6 plus Brewster's 1 or 2pts and I'm not using any chips.

        6. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Miss the game Cheeeee

          1. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            This

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He will, main rival getting Soucek for him

        7. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Government announcement at 8. Squeeky bum time for those who have activated the free hit button as I'm guessing we will also find out if sport is going to be postponed.

          1. Adetro
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yes, fortunately someone mentioned this the other day when I was intending to activate it early. I don't know who that person was, but I may be indebted to them.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              🙂

            2. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Was Christina

              1. Adetro
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                The one with the potato head? I don't think it was Christina.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Thankfully lots of us put this down.

          2. badgerboy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            SPL still going ahead so would be surprised if the PL is put on hiatus.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Thanks for this. Wasn’t aware.

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            They'll probably reset FHit or leave it active until the season resumes like they added unlimited transfers for first GW post lockdown.

        8. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          The level of panic seems to have greatly increased on here. From "can I get by with 6?" to "is it worth it to FH with 8?" in the BGW.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm manouvering through GW18-19 with free transfers. Only chip I might use is TC in DGW19. I hope there's more DGWs to come.

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Wait till deadline.
            "Feck it. I had 11 but didn't have KDB so activated FH 8-)"

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lmao 😆

        9. Sean
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Don’t worry everyone I told Che I’d give him a fiver if he sits this one out.

          1. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Ye works for me I have coufal sitting and waiting

        10. Calculated Risks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          FH RMT

          Darlow (sanchez - want a back up keeper in case of postponements)
          AWB, Cancelo, Tierney (Pieters Mitchell)
          Bruno, Kdb, Gundogan, Son (Smith rowe)
          Kane, Wilson, Lacazette

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Looks good.

        11. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Robbo starts

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He always starts

          2. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Of course as will Trent why wouldn’t he

        12. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Funny that I care more about the impact of Boris' announcement on my FPL team than on my own day-to-day

        13. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          How is it possible that when everyone wants Che to miss out he misses out!?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It was reported he's out

        14. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          ooh Salah

        15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          ⚽ Team News 📰
          SOUTHAMPTON : Forster, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Armstrong, Djenepo, Ings, Walcott.
          Subs: Lewis, Long, Valery, Smallbone, Tella, Vokins, Ramsay, N’Lundulu, Chauke.

          LIVERPOOL : Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
          Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi, Rhys Williams, Phillips, Neco Williams.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thiago has returned! Looking forward to seeing him play

        16. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          ROBBOOOO GOAAALLLAASOOOOOO

        17. Sean
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          No Adams yessssssss

          1. McSauce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Boom coufal cleanie! Never been so happy to not have a striker play a game

        18. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
          Team to play Southampton: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
          Subs: Kelleher, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Shaqiri, Origi, Rhys Williams, Phillips, Neco Williams.

          SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS
          Team to play Liverpool: Forster, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Armstrong, Djenepo, Ings, Walcott.
          Subs: Lewis, Long, Valery, Smallbone, Tella, Vokins, Ramsay, N’Lundulu, Chauke.