Scout Notes

Can FPL managers still rely on Liverpool assets for Double Gameweek 19?

SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 LIVERPOOL

  • Goals: Danny Ings (£8.3m)
  • Assists: James Ward-Prowse (£6.2m)
  • Bonus points: Ings x3, J Stephens x2, Bednarek x1

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Liverpool assets put in the worst possible audition for Double Gameweek 19 as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Monday night.

During their last Premier League match before they host Manchester United and Burnley, the Reds struggled to offer much in the way of attacking quality, continuing a concerning trend ahead of the upcoming mini chip season.

Over the three matches that followed the 7-0 win at Crystal Palace, Liverpool have scored just one goal and taken two points from a possible nine. Such an achievement is all the more discouraging considering they faced West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle and Southampton.

For the first time since May 2018, Jurgen Klopp’s men have now failed to score in back-to-back league matches, having found the net in each of their 21 previous outings.

“What was disappointing (about the defeat)? How long have we got? We were not good enough. It’s our fault, my responsibility, that’s it.” – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool can hardly protest at their misfortune either as they failed to register a shot on target until the 75th minute when Sadio Mané (£11.9m) finally found some space to shoot but tested Fraser Forster (£4.0m) only with a low, scuffed effort.

That was the longest the Reds have had to wait for an accurate effort in a Premier League match since December 2015, 89 minutes into a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle two months into Klopp’s Liverpool tenure.

“We were dominant in the right areas, had the moments but then the decision-making was not that good. The last pass, we missed the last pass. I heard now we only had one shot on target; we had a lot of shots next to the target which we did not finish, but even with them we probably did not have enough for the moments we had. Our fault, my responsibility and that’s it.” – Jurgen Klopp

ALWAYS CAPTAIN… WHO?

Fantasy managers considering Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) for the Double Gameweek 19 captaincy are almost certainly having second thoughts in the break between Gameweeks 17 and Blank Gameweek 18.

After scoring 16 points as a substitute against Crystal Palace, the Egyptian has now blanked in each of his last three Premier League appearances.

That is the longest he has gone without an attacking return in 2020/21 and, against Southampton, there was very little in the way of straws to clutch at.

Most of Liverpool’s play went down the left-hand side through Andrew Robertson (£7.4m) and Mané on Monday night, their crosses into the box well dealt with by Jack Stephens (£4.6m) and Jan Bednarek (£4.9m) before they could get through to Salah. As a result, Southampton now have more clean sheets in the last four matches (three) than any other side.

Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.8m) also impressed in his handling of Liverpool’s left-sided attackers and in one of the rare moments where Mané got the better of him, the cross was just too high for Salah to get over it, his effort going over the bar.

Meanwhile, the right-winger’s link-up with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) was virtually non-existent as the Englishman had one of his worst games in a Liverpool shirt to date. He gave the ball away 38 times against Southampton, the most of any player in one match this season – and he only featured for 77 minutes before James Milner (£5.3m) replaced him.

So then… what now for Salah as a captain candidate in Double Gameweek 19? After all, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) scored a double-digit haul operating as a false-nine at Chelsea and faces Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in that round.

Meanwhile, both of Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.3m) Double Gameweek 19 matches are on the road, where he has produced 10 points per game this season.

And the other advantage they have over Salah is another chance to impress. It is clear that Liverpool have serious attacking problems right now but the only chance Fantasy managers will have to assess whether or not they have made progress in solving them is a third-round FA Cup tie against Aston Villa on Friday.

However, how much we will be able to read into that match remains to be seen. Considering the busy December schedule, which does not let up in January, Klopp and Dean Smith are almost certain to chop and change their teams.

As a result, potential Salah backers have only the last three matches to rely on for their captaincy decision – and they were not encouraging.

By contrast, De Bruyne and Fernandes both feature in Blank Gameweek 18 bringing their existing form into relatively appealing matches likely to allow for encouraging Double Gameweek 19 captaincy auditions.

“They are football problems; yes, we are worried about that but football problems you solve with football and that’s what we are working on. We know about the situation, we are not silly, and we have to show a reaction, 100 per cent.” – Jurgen Klopp

SITTING ON DEFENCE

Liverpool’s Monday-night defeat did not do wonders for their defensive assets ahead of Double Gameweek 19 either.

Once again, they were patched up in that department, Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) dropping into centre-back alongside Fabinho (£5.4m) in Joel Matip‘s (£5.4m) continued absence.

However, a lapse in concentration during an early James Ward-Prowse (£6.2m) free-kick from Alexander-Arnold allowed Danny Ings (£8.3m) to nip in and find the net.

“His finishing is quality but he works hard for the team too. It is important that he is fit and he’s back.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Interest in Liverpool defenders had been relatively high for this game considering Southampton went three matches without scoring between Gameweeks 14 and 16.

They even came into Gameweek 17 with a number of key absentees including Alex McCarthy (£4.7m), Jannik Vestergaard (£4.8m), Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) and Che Adams (£6.1m) who missed out due to self-isolation, knee issues, a calf problem and concussion respectively.

“Oriol [Romeu], maybe one or two weeks out, so hopefully for the Leicester game he is back. Moussa [Djenepo], looks not so good. Che [Adams] is only out with a concussion, so hopefully also back as soon as possible.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

They even lost Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) to hamstring problem during the first half, making way for 21-year-old Nathan Tella (£4.4m), but still had enough about them to absorb Liverpool’s pressure and stretch the visitors’ defence on the counter-attack in key moments.

“(Djenepo) had a bad injury history with his muscles. It was maybe a setback. I said to him head-up, he will come back strong and I tried to give him a lift.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

“We had so many injuries and still competed. I think the system works.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton XI (4-4-2): Forster; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Djenepo (Tella 32′), Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Armstrong; Walcott (Valery 82′), Ings (Nlundulu 77′).

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, Fabinho, J Henderson, Alexander-Arnold (Milner 77′); Oxlade-Chamberlain (Shaqiri 57′), Wijnaldum, Thiago; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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1,182 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tingate
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Is it even a debate whether I use my FH? Thanks!

    Team without FH:

    Guita
    Mitchell - Dias - Targett
    De Bruyne - Sterling - Fernandes - Burke
    DCL

    Team with FH:

    Darlow
    Cancelo - Dias - Tierney
    De Bruyne - Saka - Fernandes - Rashford - Son
    Lacazette - Wilson

    Fodder - Lowton - Fodder - Fodder

    1. Mattymo23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      No debate! Don't use it.

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Easy hold.

    3. deshawn7
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      hold for sure

    4. Rossendale Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I would still freehit, though Im in a similar position with the following team
      Martinez
      Stones - Cancello
      De Bruyne - Fernandez
      Kane - Brewster

      1FT

      But the question is, if we don't use the FH now, is it really worth holding for GW 26 and 29? Will it be more effective then rather than now?

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

        That's what I was thinking but either way I'm captaining De Bruyne and have Fernandes, Dias and Sterling so the upside wont be too great from free hitting I don't think so I guess I'm going to risk it. With all the games being postponed and future cup matches to be rearranged as well I think I'm going to gamble and keep hold of it for later in the season.

  2. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Top 3 teams ranked for goals scored in gw18?
    Mine are:
    1) Man City
    2) Arsenal
    3) Man United

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

      Yeah that looks like the order i'd pick too

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    More wc tinkering, how does this look for 11 in 18 and bb in 19

    Martinez
    Dias holding wanB target
    Grealish kdb sterling Bruno
    Wilson watkins

    Johnstone Bamford coufal souceck

    Luckily villa and city both have good fixtures in 20-24 as well so I think I might get away with this

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I like it a lot BUT grealish is a yellow card away from being suspended so bear that in mind.

      Also I'd downgrade sterling to rashford to upgrade one of the striker to Ings but that's me 🙂

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

    A OR B OR C??

    Darlow
    Cancelo Saiss Stones
    Son Bruno KBD (C) Rashford Saka
    Wilson Kane

    OR

    Darlow
    Cancelo Saiss Dias
    Son Bruno KBD (C) Saka
    Wilson Kane Martial

    OR

    Darlow
    Stones Tierney Shaw
    Grealish Bruno KBD (C) Sterling Saka
    Wilson Kane

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

      A for me.

    2. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A out of those

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

      ye that is where I am currently at

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

    Who is the best defender in FH ?
    apart from City & Arsenal

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

      shaw if he starts

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      AWB/Shaw/Maguire

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

      Saiss/AWB/Maguire

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      For me it's one of Saiss/Maguire/AWB.

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

    rate this FH team out of 10?

    Feels like too much spent at the back but not sure where I should upgrade?

    Lloris
    Tierney Cancelo Maguire
    Bruno Rashford KDB Foden Saka
    Laca Kane
    Gazza Saiss Fernandez Davis

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Don't fancy Wilson?

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think that could be a dull game and not sure I rate Newcastle attack

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Risky not having Son. Could wipe out all gains elsewhere

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        true true just prefer Rash this week

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

      I'd give it a 7.

      Not sure Spurs will keep a clean sheet, Darlow or Leno may be a better pick.

      Would also prefer Wilson to Foden for 'nailedness' and the fact he's facing the worst team in the league.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        thanks Conners may go double City defence and Wilson instead of Tierney and Foden and get Leno in goal. Good suggestions

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I like it.

      It's super tempting to play it safe and go double City defense but I think that second City attacker is where all the major gains will be made. Picking correctly between Foden, Sterling, Gundo will be key.

      Lloris is the one person I don't like. Prefer Darlow (because you're maxed out on the other guys.

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

        So Aguero or Mahrez to steal all the points!

  7. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Afternoon all!
    I think I'm pretty set and can save my chips, thoughts though please?

    Martinez
    Dier, Konsa, Kilman (Cresswell, KWP)
    Bruno, Son, Burke (Salah, Soucek)
    Kane, DCL (Bamford)

    2FTs.
    Salah & KWP > KDB & Cancelo

    Next week reverse KDB & Salah or do Kane & Burke > Davis & Salah (-4)

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

      Absolutely save your chips. Yes like the planned moves for this week, too.

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thank you. Any opinion on losing Kane or KDB for GW19?

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I'm selling Kane for Vardy gw19

        2. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I’d lose Kane for Vardy too for the double

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

      100% save.

      Lovely team well done

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thank you & I wish my rank reflected your thoughts on my team only just broke top 1M this week!

  8. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Liverpool FC have spent £ 167 million on Southampton FC players since 2014.

    The one they sold to them scores the winner, Danny Ings.

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

      haha lovely! Great stat that.

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

      Haha love that

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

      that said, VVD & Mane would be worth a loss here and there

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

      I was thinking, and still think, letting him go was a blunder, serious blunder.

      Ok, he doesn't know to play the Firmino role, he had problems with injuries, he himself probably wanted to have more playing time, but still, letting the player with that goal scoring ability leave just like that, I don't know it's hindsight, but it was mistake.

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

        Maybe it was a shrewd tactic as it allowed them so upsell the likes of Ibe, Solanki and Webster

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

    Anyone else planning on TCing KDB in the DGW? I think using TC is safer than attempting BB in the current circumstances.

    Would then build a team for the later blanks and doubles and use WC to navigate these (FH in gw18).

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

      I'm confident there will be better opportunities down the line.

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yep, I might go in

  10. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I'm so confused about what to do. What do you think to this WC team for GW18? * = has a game in GW18

    Martinez* Johnstone
    AWB* Holding* Stones* Dallas Coufal
    Son* Bruno* KDB* Soucek Raphina
    Kane* Bamford Adams

    The plan then would be to do Kane and Son to Salah and Vardy for DGW 19 for a -4.

    Current team is -

    Martinez Verrips
    Robertson Dias Dallas Mitchell Taylor
    Son Salah Bruno Raphina Grealish
    DCL Adams Bamford

    1FT 1.3 ITB

    Thanks boyos!

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

      I'd keep one of Son/Kane for the DGW. Either could easily outscore a DGW player given the fixture.

  11. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Best option on WC.

    Other mids are kdb Bruno saka and soucek

    A jwp
    B Neto
    C Bowen
    Really can't decide !
    Thank you and gl.

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably Bowen from that lot- have you considered Raphina?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Might replace saka with raphina gw19. Cheers

  12. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Last Man Standing

    Last chance to enter LMS, closes on January 14pm.
    Scores needed after hits - https://prnt.sc/wgg93f
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/08/28/the-last-man-standing-competition-2020-2021/

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

      Does anyone else find it slightly irritating that people can sign up half way through the competition?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        They still need to pass the 17 scores needed.

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

        But they don't get any advantage, do they?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Nope.

      3. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        not as irritating as the FPL Cup rule of best 4 mil in GW16 instead of overall ...

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

      Thanks - yes I appreciate that, it still seems a little odd to me though.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        People join the site late etc. At most, it will add about 100 teams but plenty still struggle to qualify.

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

      missed out by 1 pt(39-40)

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        🙁

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

      Missed out on gw6 - 29vs33 ... qualified all the other weeks 🙁

  13. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Changing Bissouma to Smith Rose as a permanent bench player worth it to get the needed .1m to do Son to Salah??

    1. Goonerly
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Seems good, yeah.

    2. Gleys11
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Presume you have already calculated that Salah will go down in price tonight?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Only have 7 for the BGW18.

      Thinking Salah & Zouma > KDB & Cancelo for a -4? & save the FH.

      Playing BB19 & will go without Salah

      Martínez
      Stones, ???(Cancelo)
      Grealish, Bruno, Son, ???(KDB)
      Kane, Watkins

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        See how GW18 goes. Don't know your budget.

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yes, sounds good.

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

        Yes, looks like a plan. I don't think Salah is as essential for the DGW as many are making him out to be.

        I'm even tempted to double up on KDB and Sterling for the DGW, risky as it may be.

      4. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        This will be my squad for BB DGW19

        Johnson,
        Coufal, Robbo, Stones
        Bruno C, Son, Grealish, KDB
        Kane, Bamford, Watkins,

        Martinez, Soucek, Cancelo, Dallas

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          For 19 will have FT + .5 bank, for any last minute tweaks

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

      Press the free hit button now for this team? Will be outpriced tomorrow:

      Darlow
      Cancelo, Holding, Yedlin
      KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
      Kane, Wilson

      4.0, Mitchell, Brewster, Douglas
      0.0 itb

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        You can make transfers without pressing FH.

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Is it just to save the FH until deadline TM? I mean, if he decides not to use it by then, might be on a -32 as in my case...

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            You have the option of WC, FH or take the hit.
            Pressing FH kills the other 2 in case the worst happens (league suspended) in the next week.

            1. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Get out with all that logic! 🙂 Cheers sir

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

        Maybe just do transfers for one or two key players now and leave pressing the FH button til an hour before deadline.

        1. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          so i can technically go -12 with transfers and it will be erased when i hit FH?

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Yes. See my reply to TM above

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              True, although such a big hit kind of forces you anyway to press the FH before deadline or im screwed, in which case i may press it right now

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Yep. That's why I asked. But the last reply makes so much sense

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

        Transfer them in without using the FH for now - that will drive up the prices and you may outprice some rivals

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

      Too risky playing BB GW19 with increasing numbers of COVID and games being called off? Looking at rolling with 8 players this week (Don’t want to waste transfers on DEFs out that I’ll want back next week) and play BB next GW saving WC and FH for later on in the season.

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

        Bench will consist of

        Martinez (EVE, mci)
        Chilwell (ful, lei)
        Son (shu)
        DCL (avl)

        Everyone else will have a DGW and fairly decent fixtures/form hence why Chilwell and Martinez on bench!

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Thats strong bench,i would keep FH with 8 players

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

            Team this week will be

            Martinez
            Cancelo
            KDB Sterling Son Grealish
            Watkins DCL

            Hoping there aren’t many clean sheets and that the attackers can carry me through! Should benefit from a massive BB the following week and keeping chips in hand for later on in the season.

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

      Who scores more in GW18?

      A) Mitchell + Smith Rowe + Rashford
      B) AWB + Saka + Wilson

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

        Probably B

      2. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B

      3. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B

      4. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        B by miles

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

      Looks like Calvert Lewin will drop again in price before the next GW

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        On of the few cash out's I got right after Everton's easy run of fixtures. That was on the plus side on the negative I got rid of Bamford and Fernandes as well.

    8. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Regulion ➡️ Cancelo ? 1FT 0ITB must do it tonight

      Feels wrong and early but want Cancelo and will give me one more DGW player(going without FH/BB)

      Martinez*
      Cancelo* - Dias* - Maguire* - Holding
      KDB(C)* - Son - Grealish*
      Kane - DCL - Brewster

      (Salah* - Raphinha* - Neco)

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Probably yeah

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

      FH team GTG?

      DDG
      Dias Cancelo Saiss Dier
      KDB Bruno Son Saka
      Kane Lacazette

      4.0 Mitchell, Smith Rowe, Brewster

      Not sure who to captain, now on KDB, with Bruno VC.

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yes. Though I'd put Bailly instead of Dier.

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

        Good call, I did have a United defender for Dier prior.
        But it will have to be Shaw, as I cannot afford Bailly.

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

        rashford over Lacca?

    10. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Is El Ghazi nailed?

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

        I think so.

    11. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Robertson to Cancelo for -4?

      Allows me to do Son to Salah for gw19.

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

        Liverpool are in a funk, but I like move 1.
        Salah not so much.

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thinking about doing the Robbo to Cancelo move too. Can't see much downside tbh

    12. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Hi

      Would you FH

      or

      Do Salah, Firmino and Rodrigo > KDB, Marital and Watkins for - 8

      to get this for GW18

      Martinez

      Stones Keane Semedo

      Grealish Son KDB Bruno

      Martial Watkins

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

        I might hold off on Watkins and thus -4.

    13. Don Rogers FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Embarrasing admin question folks

      A) Does my team link Work?
      B) If not then how do I fix it?

      Cheers.

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No go into your FFS profile and paste your fpl gameweek history link into the place beside WEBSITE.

        1. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Cheers WCC- hopefully that has sorted it.

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Hereharehere is linked

    14. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      How is this for a FH18 team, does the strong attack justify the cheapo defence?

      Darlow
      Stones / Holding / Clark
      KDB(c) / Sterling / Son / Bruno / Saka
      Lacazette / Kane

      Subs: Steer / Davis / Mitchell / Douglas

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

        Yes, looks good.

    15. jordanbrown23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Hi all, I'm stuck with a Free Hit question
      So I'm looking to use my Free hit in Gameweek 18 however I also want to make two transfers for Gameweek 19. Kane and Son for Sterling and Vardy.

      If I make a transfer now Kane for Vardy. Then use my Free Hit and change my team for Gameweek 18 with my vardy transfer stand for GW19.

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No, your transfers will be cancelled with use of FH chip

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Get your GW17 team for GW19.

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

        no

    16. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      3-3-2 formation isn't enough to keep FH is it? Covers most bases but 8 players will come short for sure.

      Dias, Stones, Lowton
      KdB, Fernandes, Son
      Kane, Watkins

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No FH necessary, you have all the big hitters for 18

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

        8's not too bad but current times could hinder that count unfortunately.

      3. JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Going with 4-3-0 myself 🙂

    17. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      For BGW anyone going Cancelo, Dias, Stones over KDB + 2def?

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No, especially after the Chelsea game where the cs was lost in the dying minutes...added to that how strong KDB is looking now- KDB + (Sterling/a def) + another city def seems like the safest play

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

        Cancelo, KDB and sterling. More upside on a FH

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

        Thought about it - wouldn't want all 3 playing but it more or less guarantees double MCI defence each week and it does free up quite a bit of money

        Had Stones and Cancelo this week and had sold KDB giving me the choice of getting KDB, Sterling or Dias
        After the Chelsea match, I've gone back to KDB

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

      Who scores more points this week, first to 5 wins;

      A) Rashford
      B) Lacazette

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

        A

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

        Laca

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

        Hoping both score - got both 🙂

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

    19. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Seems like most people are going with FH in BGW rather than DGW. Wouldn't it be more effective to use in DGW?

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

        depends on your team ofc

        1. Black Knights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          This. Anyone that WCd in 16/17 either chose blank players or DGWers. They'd be dictated to by that.

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

        Not if you are using BB or TC in DGW. It also depends on how many players you have for gw 18...I only have 2.5 (Kilman is 0.5 as he's not a gtd starter), so a FH is a no brainer for me, but will have 13 DGW players come GW19 so will use a BB

      3. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I have only 4 players for the blank as my team is now. And 12 DGW players already. So FH18 for me. It all depends on your team

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

        i have enough DGW's for 19 and might want to play TC that week. FH is to load up on City and Arsenal

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          3x Sheffield and Brighton attackers you mean? 😉

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

            ja, lol

        2. Don Rogers FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          TC KDB?

      5. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Might be but a few are using bench boost in GW19. FH in GW19 can leave your GW20 centred around 12 teams.

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

        I'm not using the FH for either week but my team has mainly been built for gw18 - The FH in gw19 could be effective but obviously prevents BB or TC being used. The players that have double but no gw18 will be a lot fresher and will be missing from teams that didn't FH in gw18, e.g. LIV, LEI. CHE and SOU all have a nice rest

        Overall I think I will get more out of the chip later on in the season