Scout Notes

Maddison makes a late case for Double Gameweek 19 as clean sheets elude Leicester

Newcastle United 1-2 Leicester City

  • Goals: Andy Carroll (£5.2m) | James Maddison (£7.1m), Youri Tielemans (£6.4m)
  • Assists: Jamie Vardy (£10.2m), Marc Albrighton (£5.3m)
  • Bonus: Carroll x3, Maddison x2, Tielemans x1

A late Andy Carroll (£5.2m) goal for Newcastle couldn’t deny Leicester a well-deserved win, but it did spoil the Sundays of Fantasy managers the world over.

The striker’s 81st-minute consolation denied FPL’s most-owned defender, James Justin (£5.0m and 25.4%), clean sheet points and potential maximum bonus.

In fact, Justin’s owners effectively lost eight points in 30 harrowing seconds as their man was also booked just before Carroll scored.

Leicester Fiesta

Not that it was all bad news for those with Foxes in their squads, with the 27.8%-owned Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) producing a third assist in as many starts when he set up James Maddison‘s (£7.1m) opener.

That makes it eight assists for the striker this season – his best-ever return was 12 in the 2014/15 campaign – which has helped to paper over some recent cracks as he’s scored just the one goal in five Gameweeks now.

Maddison, meanwhile, made it a second straight attacking return, and five from his last six starts.

His season has been compromised by injury and inconsistency, with an ongoing knee issue having to be managed game by game, as Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed:

James, I think you probably saw in the Manchester United game, he wasn’t quite 100 per cent but he was pushing himself through. Again, because of the timeline of the games, he couldn’t be involved (in Gameweek 16). He still had the soreness after the game.

Unless he features in the FA Cup, the England international will have a decent rest as Leicester don’t have a Gameweek 18 fixture, which should boost his chances of featuring heavily in the team’s Double Gameweek 19.

But as Youri Tielemans‘ (£6.4m) winning strike demonstrated, the goals have been shared out among the side’s midfielders this season. 

That’s made it hard for Fantasy managers to rely on a specific player for consistent returns, although Maddison is starting to build up a strong case – and momentum.

Back Line Blues

Carroll’s strike meant a third straight match without a clean sheet for a team just one point off top spot, but decidedly mid-table when it comes to goals conceded (21).

The Foxes’ total of two clean sheets in the last nine Gameweeks has also been trumped by 12 other clubs.

Justin’s relatively cheap price has kept his sizeable fan base onside thus far, but two of his three attacking returns came in the first two matches of the season and the last one was back in Gameweek 12.

Leicester’s immediate fixtures – Southampton, Chelsea and Leeds (all at home) and Everton away – aren’t exactly the stuff of nailed-on clean sheets, although the eight-game run that follows offers better defensive prospects.

And the return from injury of Caglar Soyuncu (£5.3m), who played 11 minutes at St James’ Park, could also add to the side’s stability at the back.

Chips Anyone?

Stability and Newcastle rarely hit it off, even if a Gameweek 16 nil-niller with Liverpool showed a certain defensive resilience and confirmed the continued excellence of keeper Karl Darlow (£5.0m).

The Magpies do have a Gameweek 18 fixture, however, and it’s against Sheffield United.

That could attract interest from those managers employing their Free Hit chip, with Darlow or a defender a decent option for the trip to the league’s least potent attack.

The more adventurous might also consider Callum Wilson (£6.5m) as an option – the Blades, after all, are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Admittedly, the forward has scored just the once in his last five starts and had neither a shot, nor created a single chance, against Leicester.

But Steve Bruce has approached matches against the Premier League also-rans differently of late and we are likely to see a more attacking set-up at Bramall Lane, with a move away from a conservative back five a strong possibility based on the Newcastle head coach’s previous tactical tweaks in the more ‘winnable’ games.


Newcastle United XI (5-3-2): Darlow; Yedlin (Carroll 79), Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Ritchie; S Longstaff, M Longstaff, Almiron (Murphy 64); Joelinton (Shelvey 65), Wilson.

Leicester City XI (4-3-2-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Fofana, Evans, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton; Maddison (Soyuncu 79), Barnes; Vardy.


Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,231 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Current bench for dgw19:
    McCarthy - O’Shea - Balbuena - Adams

    Would you:
    A) BB this bench (free)
    B) BB this bench but do - Balbuena to Dias (-4)
    C) just save the BB?

    Rest of team:
    Johnstone
    Alioski - Coufal - Justin
    Salah - Bruno - Kdb - Rashford - Raphina
    Watkins - Bamford

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C

  2. Josed538
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What do you think of my team- thinking of avoiding free hit gw18

      Martinez/Ryan

      Coufal/Konsa/Cancelo/Dias/James

      Podence/Grealish/Salah/Son/Fernandes

      Calvert-Lewin/Bamford/Wood

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bottomed repost.

      How’s this FH look? Cheaper at the back for double City attack.

      Leno
      Stones, Holdin, Clark
      KDB, Bruno, Sterling, Son/Rash, Saka
      Kane, Wilson
      (4.0, Yedlin, Mitchell, 4.3)

      1. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not bad at all

      2. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        as a heads up brighton are third lowest for shots conceeded and have a good record (relative) vs city/ This combined with the rotation risk i think city defence the better option

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Half of City defence is out with covid

          1. poulteren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            they will keep a clean sheet vs. brighton. They were immense against chelsea and conceeded late. Chelsea barely had a shot

          2. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Most of them are back for this game

        2. JJeyy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          What are you on about good record v city? They lost 5-0 and 4-0 last season

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ha!

      3. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Looks lovely

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Would you consider this good enought to BB?
      Fabianski (if fit, dont have him yet) Coufal Rodrigo Brewster. All players in starting XI have 2 games.
      Dont have money to upgrade Brewster to someone decent so would have to accept his usual 1-2 pointer.
      Have to take a hit to bring in 2nd goalkeeper for Steer.
      It would not be a surprise if 8 points for 3 of them and 1 for Brewster and 1 hit, total 25-4 or 21 points.
      Probably wont get as good chance later but there will always be decent chances for tripple captain in another DGW.
      Go for it?

      1. GoonSquad
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I wouldn't, prefer BB after 2nd wildcard.

    • TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Got to be a good chance that all professional sport gets postponed for a few weeks now isnt there?

      Anyone who has pressed the free hit button already must be very nervous

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah, shows it’s worth waiting. I seen some players like Joe on Twitter had played his. Very surprised

      2. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Honestly. Not a chance.

      3. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Can't see it being suspended but let's see. Scotland are in national lockdown now but haven't shut the SPL down from what I can see?

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Still an extensive testing regime going on within the Premier League though. I'd regret activating the Free Hit however if I still had it to play this week for the sake of another 0.5 to spend.

      5. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        There’s no way you can have a national lockdown and close schools yet let premier league football carry on with all the media around a footballers breaking restrictions - not a chance

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Um yes you can. In my country everything was shut (including schools) but sport went on

        2. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Broadcast professionals are deemed key workers.

          Please stop spreading panic, you do not know what you are talking about.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I’m not spreading panic

            I’m simply saying there is a decent probability that GW18 has 0 fixtures in it. It might of course be absolutely fine.

            Boris’s press conference tonight should help give more clarity

        3. TheCurseOfRaheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Of course, you can. Stop scare-mongering.

        4. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Of course you can.

        5. Ron_Swanson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They’ve already done that once

        6. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Wrong you can and its been done in other countries

      6. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If it got suspended, chips played this week would be refunded surely anyway.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nope - the week would just happen as per lockdown last season with a score of 0 and free hit used

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Idk why they wouldn’t refund chips, seems stupid asf.

            1. FPL.team
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Same as last lockdown.

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          no it wont

          1. Pasqualinho
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Oh yes it will!

            Sorry, I know it won't. I just missed panto season.

      7. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No chance IMO.

      8. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No chance the Premier League stops. Peston has already tweeted to say lockdown will be announced but outdoor sport can continue. The PL is a highly tested and highly lucrative national sport... the show goes on.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If that happens then money really does rule the world

    • Caleb's Kitties
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Currently 7x gw18 players:

      Dias mitchell
      KDB son fernandes
      Kane DCL

      If plan to replace DCL/mitchell with DDG/stones/tierney/saka/rashford richarlison, is it worth using FH?

    • D ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Prediction on Soton - Liverpool anyone?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1-2

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        3-1 to pool I’m gonna say

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

        -

      4. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        3-2 pool

      5. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        2-5

      6. Return of the FF
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The match gets played 😉

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        P-P

      8. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1-1

      9. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        1-1

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pleaese nooo covid break for PL..
      not again

      Just cant stand it
      no player would die from covid anyway ffs

      1. D ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wouldnt die? huh

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Does this mean tonight’s game is at risk?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not tonight's...

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            You sure?

      3. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        ugh...excuse me?

      4. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wow

      5. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        you do realise the virus is contagious right?

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No more than any year with the flu. No deadlier either.

      6. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It's a joke pal

    • rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Are there too many risks in my defence or does the strong attack outweigh the disadvantages for my free hit 19 draft?

      Darlow
      Holding / Bailly / Stones
      KDB(c) / Bruno / Rash / Son
      Lacazette / Kane / Wilson

      Subs: Steer / Smith Rowe / Mitchell / Douglas

      0.1 itb

      1. poulteren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        i would get shaw over bailly. He created so many chances against villa. PLayed very well

    • mcginnntonic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hi, anyone considering Aguero while on a free hit?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        no

      2. D ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Haha now is not the time for jokes mate

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      They are not going to suspend elite sport.

      It would be leaked a mile off if this was coming.

      The previous suspension was when it was out of control in the game itself, not in society.

      1. D ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Possible with most of Ful squad getting it

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Who cares it’s 1 team... would need about 4-5 teams to get it at once for them to postpone the league

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It’s out of control in the game itself and society - City, Fulham, Newcastle,... soon to be Southampton

        Press article after press article of footballers ignoring lockdown restrictions

        You think politically they’ll be able to close schools causing chaos for working parents but let elite footballers carry on as they please??

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I agree that they need to put more behind enforcing restrictions on players, yes.

          That is not the same as suspending the game.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They have unique testing protocols for elite sport though. With all the testing they do, I think it's possible for them to keep them running even in a national lockdown.

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Only for gw18.Which one?
      a)Kane+Holding/Clark
      b)Martial+BSilva/Zaha

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      They better give us our free hits back this is absolutely disgusting if they don't . There's no reason they can't give us it back it's unforseen circumstances ffs

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        You knew the risks of playing it early and not waiting

        You might be fine and gain 0.5m or you might not be and score 0 with your Free hit chip

        You made your choice that the risk was worth it

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Impatience hurts!

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        why would you play it early? such a caassuals move

    • Return of the FF
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      All chips intact here, with currently 7 players set to play BGW18 and 10 players with a double header in DGW19, with a couple of others having singles that week too.

      I know the perceived wisdom is to FH 18 and BB 19, but is there any credence to just Free Transferring 18 and trying to survive, and then Free Hitting 19? I have no City or Leicester players... Thoughts?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What's your team for BGW?

        1. Return of the FF
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I have:

          Martinez
          Stones
          Bruno, Grealish, Son, Neto,
          Kane

          and Bernado (Brighton) though I assume doesn't play as normal.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            5 big hitters there. No FT left?

            1. Return of the FF
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yep 1FT and 0.2 itb

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I would probably get another player, but only if it's not at the cost of a DGW player

    • Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Mane to KDB for a hit? (in 19gw)

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Madness

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hands up if you activated FH already!
      Me I did

      1. D ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        big risk

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          What can I say, I like to live dangerously!

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            😆

      2. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Activating it few mins before deadline

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not me, I'm not stupid.

      4. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I did.

        I think you either wait until the day before or do it on the very first day. I'm impatient, I did it day 1 and have 0.3m on rises for players that I'll want for the double already.

        I'll admit though I'm getting nervous. They could shut the league down.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          did you need the 0.3? like you only had exact cash for the team you want?

        2. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You are not going to retain the players you got for the doubles, or am I missing something?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Literally the only reason it makes sense is if that 0.3m is absolutely 100% critical to the FH team.

            Even then, its a FH - just juggle it around slightly.

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Also probably meant 'blank' instead of 'double' , unless Camzy has misunderstood.

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Ah just misworded. I meant on FH. I need to proofread my posts better...

          4. Atletico Junior
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Same doubt

        3. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not sure im understanding it right. The money u make on FH becomes irrelevant after the deadline no?

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Correct

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

          Are you confusing FH with WC? How will you retain the rise for DGWs?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I meant 'blank' not 'double'.

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

              Ah! Thought you worked out some sort of hack for FH chip :-P.

              All the best for your FH

      5. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I get too much enjoyment out of tinkering all week so hit it as soon as deadline passed. Risk vs enjoyment for me.

    • KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lol, nervous free hitters all over the place.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        They aren’t going to cancel it.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Because football players have had no widespread outbreaks of late?

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A couple of teams did but they’ll just probably be told to be more careful and ramp up more testing each week.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              "probably"

    • Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is this bunch enough for GW18

      Martinez
      Dias Stones Mitchell
      Bruno Son Burke
      Kane

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes

      2. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The way it’s looking any team is fine for GW18 😉

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Everybody pipe down, the league isn’t get postponed ffs

      1. D ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Possible at 8PM

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Why are people so gullible? This is what they rely on.

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just usual scare mongering again. I didn’t FH but it’s just better to see how things go rather than worry about it all the time. Not in our control. It won’t get cancelled.

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Need 6 from Salah to touch 100. But me not captaining him will definitely lead to a rank drop. But then its a century. Go Salah!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I’ll be joining you, no captain but wouldn’t mind a 24 pointer!

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I hope you get there!

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Good god we do not want that!

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If Adams misses out tonight my rival will get Soucek off the bench!

      Last week he got KWP when he kept a clean sheet for Coufal, the week before again Soucek when he scored for Wilson, the week before that Dallas when he scored for Lamptey etc etc how do you get that lucky every week!?

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Adams out through or what?

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Through injury?

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Also had a head injury

        2. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Apparently being tested, not seen in training, he will be out, look at my rivals record FFS

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            That’s s***. Someone in my ML has Soucek on the bench too..

        3. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          *rested not tested

    • Labile
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Is this enough for GW18?

      Martinez
      Targett Stones Mitchell Cancelo
      Son KDB Bruno Burke
      Kane

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yep, I'm going

        Martinez
        Taylor Holding
        KDB Bruno Son Grealish Sterling
        DCL Brewster

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          That's a good team. Hope Taylor features.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            So do I but expect him and Brewster to miss out

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Brewster 1 point at least. And that's a very good midfield. DCL just might break his dry run. All the best!

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes

        1. Labile
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thanks all

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Let’s blot out the COVID chat with some fake Liverpool line ups. My mate told me Robbo is out

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Haha robbo is out every week

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Kevin Keegan in for Salah.

      3. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No worry, Coufal to the rescue !

      4. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Salah benched, Suarez makes a surprise appearance

      5. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Mane got covid but this time he passed onto Salah too 😛 😉

        1. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They've both got it again?

      6. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Lovren in first 11 and Pool keep CS

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Whats all the fuss, are they postponing gw18 and 19?

      1. D ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        50/50

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hopefully. Would be funny here & technically helps stop the spread.

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No it’s just quality shitestirring from people on here

      4. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Only idiots believe all this BS

    • THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Boris to announce lockdown at 8.23pm, Soton Liverpool game stopped at 8.34pm once the ref gets the news through his ear piece.....

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Does it take 11 mins to travel into the earpiece does it

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Possibly 12 mins

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Takes 11 mins for him to utter 50 words.

          "Alas, bibbedy bobbidy boo, Helen of Troy and Archimedes, it is time to carpe diem and fight this virus on the beaches..." or something.

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cant they just have tonights match THEN pospone the league?

      Cant have all these jammy bench points coming on while im sat with brewster

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      The PL have to choices.

      1. Suspend the league immediately
      2. Heavy jail sentences for the players who arent following restrictions norms, starting with Salah and Walker, so the public can trust the PL again.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I like option 2

      2. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Difference in class as a human between Salah and Walker though

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Agree

      3. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Maupay should go to jail for crimes against FPL managers

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Haha

      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Walker, irrespective, should spend a few days there.

    • Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If you had this team would you free hit? Feel like I have all the big hitters covered so feels a waste of my FH considering Id just add to that team

      Martinez
      Dias
      Bruno KDB Son
      Kane DCL

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I wish I had that team

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No.

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      So what is Boris saying?

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

        Fed up of Covid, opening the country 😛

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Alternative opinion, people who didn’t activate FH yet didn’t do it because of COVID, they just require spoon feeding right up until the deadline to make a decision on a team. Even then half of them will forget to activate FH and be on -44 or miss the deadline altogether

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That makes 0 sense

        You know you can change your team until a minute before the deadline ...

        Logic not even once

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A lot of assumptions there

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm ignoring FH drafting until after the cup games.

        Hardly any point other than pleasure, since chasing price rises isn't an incentive.

        Will glady steal the template squad after everyone's spent a week or two bickering over it though! Thank you minions 🙂