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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.

Lessons learned from FPL Gameweek 17

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1,182 Comments Post a Comment
  1. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any team that has players proven to have broken lockdown rules, and subsequently have a game postponed due to Covid, should be deducted points.

    Something needs to happen to make these idiots stop thinking they can do whatever they want.

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Vast squads of players, managers and coaching staff are being allowed to disregard unnecessary contact recommendations live on tv every single day in the most open and explicit ways. Sure, they need their hands smacked but people higher up should be losing their job for utterly failing in the most basic and public ways to instruct players on how to conduct themselves

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Agreed, replied similarly to this on last page, but there need to be tangible consequences to flouting Covid rules, for the general public as well as footballers.

    3. Olson
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I am working throughout this pandemic in a hands on role. If I repeatedly and unnecessary put my colleagues at risk of transmission in that way my managers would end up jobless

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      And exactly at what point in these proceedings do we impose martial law? This debacle of a pandemic has crippled social and economic strength. If we need to protect the vulnerable, then let's do it (for once in our history), but we don't have to stop the 'whole world' to make this happen. UK has spent 300bn keeping businesses alive when a fraction of that cost could have been spent on protection & social enhancement of the vulnerable with both economic & social engagement. There is more than one way to look at a problem in order to gauge the best viable solution. If they had isolated the pandemic from the start and staffed the Nightingale facilities with contract staff from india; Singapore; Phillipines, then covid may not have spread to Care homes. This whole debacle could have been handled better logistically, for less money and less misfortune.

      - Let's not blame one or two footballers for this

      Author: A. Rant

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        That’s really long and interesting and stuff, but no one was blaming footballers for the pandemic.

        The point is footballers are compromising their bubbles, and if that coincides with their games being called off for Covid, the club should be penalised.

  2. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Which is the better option for my FH team?

    A) KDB Grealish Laca + 0.2
    B) Sterling Son Wilson

    Rest of squad:
    Leno
    AWB Stones Dias
    Bruno Rashy Saka ____ ____
    Kane ____

    Steer // Douglas // Mitchell // Davis

    1. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

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

      A

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Think you need to be prioritising getting KDB in. You could swap Leno and AWB to De Gea and Holding and that would allow you to get KDB, Son & Wilson.

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

    Players should really get a ban and a fine for breaching COVID regulations.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Fines won’t bother them, see my post above, punish the club, that would soon stop it.

      1. turd ferguson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        yeh i agree. Never happens though. But the threat would help things for sure.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Remember when Middlesbrough got deducted points for not fulfilling a fixture with Blackburn due to illness? Clubs are too powerful now.

          1. turd ferguson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            good point. FA need to grow some balls

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      8 match bans with no pay. I don't see the downside to this.

  4. Kloppage Time
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I think its a bit unfair to have a cup tie during a BGW. Over the last weeks I have planned my team to have at least 9-10 players without the use of any chips or taking a hit. Where as your cup opponent much lower down in the ranks can simply play there FH chip, your out of the cup where is the skill in that.
    Or am I looking at this wrong?

    1. turd ferguson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I feel I've planned a head too much and sacrificed a lot of points in recent weeks. Can't have it both ways though. Hopefully your planning will pay off though. The cup is poo anyway

    2. Saka_me_sideways
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The chip is there to be used whenever they/you see fit.
        Is it fair when you use it later in the season and your opponent hasn’t?

      • Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It is what it is. Depends on how much importance you give to the cup.

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

      I will tell you the obvious truth - do not trust "fpl gods". Mark - thanks for your advice a few weeks ago 🙂

    4. Clinton19
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Any help with this team for Gw18 and Further?

      Martinez, Ryan
      Cancelo, Creswell, chilwell, Taylor, alioski
      Salah, Bruno, son, Grealish, soucek
      Martial, Bamford, watkins

      2FT and 0.9m ITB
      ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED

      1. Clinton19
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I haven't used my FT yet

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        you should look at how many players you have available for GW18 and see where it is best to use 2FTs keeping in mind the DGW19 so bring in players from Utd, City, Burnley and Villa who have games in 18 and 2 games in 19

        1. Clinton19
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I have 7 players before using my 2FT I can do Salah, Taylor >> De Bruyne, stones???

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I have already done Salah to KDB and looking to bring in Stones. See my post below

    5. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Which option would you go for to have 8 players in BGW18 and save FH?

      A. Balbuena to Stones (-4) and 0.4itb for GW19
      B. Robbo to Stones (-4) and 3.3itb to have the possibility to bring back Salah for Son or Balbuena to Cresswell for GW19

      0FT 1.0itb
      Martinez*
      Holding* Cancelo* Balbuena Robbo
      Son* Bruno* KDB*
      Kane*

      Rest of the team
      Johnstone Soucek Coufa Raphinhal Rodrigo Bamford

    6. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Brought in KDB for Salah yesterday and still have 1 FT left.

      Martinez (4.0)
      Holding Mitchell Cancelo Dias (KWP)
      KDB Bruno Son Grealish (Jones)
      Kane DCL (Bamford)

      Should I bring in AWB for KWP for this week or save my transfer?

      I'd probably be taking a -4 (hopefully not a -8) hit in gw19 if trying to get Salah back

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I would save

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

        Save and reassess ahead of the DGW.

        1. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers guys

    7. Davidwes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I can field 7/11 players for gw 18
      Mcarthy
      Cancelo, Stones
      Grealish, Bruno, Kdb
      Watkins
      Worth free hitting?

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Difficult one, borderline but you are missing spurs players cover to not use the FH

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

          Yeah, but i dont expect them to go mad against villa. Actually taking out son for de bruyne if i do not play the free hit. Im doing taa,son to cancelo and kdb

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

        Real borderline. Id probably want a Spurs player if I was to save.

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

      I am currently 0.1 short of this FH team - what would you do to shave off the shortfall?!

      Darlow
      Stones, Tierney, Shaw
      KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Rashford, Saka
      Kane, Wilson
      (Steer) (Yedlin, Mitchell, Davis)

      Cheers

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

        Darlow/Shaw

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

          I guess I could do Darlow > Leno but the double up with Tierney feels like a bad move!
          Is there any def worth getting at 4.7 instead of Shaw?

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Mitchell to Douglas 3.8 - can only be done with web browser and not app

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

          Oooh - thanks will consider that although it means another non-playing player on the bench which it's probably wise to avoid with all these Covid changes

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

        Shaw to clark & Farlow to DDG

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

          Darlow #

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

          And start Clark? I guess they have a decent chance of a CS but having him in a starting back 3 feels like I've done something wrong on a FH lol

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

      Charlie Taylor dropping in price tonight.

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

        nice

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

        Lovleh.

    10. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bailly or stones , who is more nailed ? Thanks

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Stones

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

        Stones

      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers

      4. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not the reply I expected

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

        Johnathan Stones.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thanks

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

        Stones

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers

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

      Going to do Salah to KDB this week. Then Burke to Raphina for 19. All for free, considering perhaps a -4 to sort Mitchell as intend to play BB in 19.

      Thoughts?

      Martinez
      Dias Stones Mitchell
      Son Bruno Burke
      Kane

      Rest of team: Johnstone Coufal Soucek Robbo Salah Bam Adams.

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sounds good, Mike Skinner
        How are you intending to get Salah back, if at all?

    12. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      C)ancelo
      OR
      D)ias

      1. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        C

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

        Cancelo gives you higher points potential. Dias gives you almost certainty of starts. I went Dias.

    13. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      For DGW, would you rather:

      A) Salah & Adams

      B) Rashford & Ings

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

        B

    14. tinear
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Salah and Mitchell to KDB and AWB for free good? Saves FH and gives me 9 to field for gw18

      Martinez
      AWB Stones Mitchell
      Son KDB Bruno
      Kane DCL

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

        Nice!

    15. W
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Unfortunately having to use my FH...

      De Gea
      Cancelo, Stones, Tierney
      KDB, Bruno, Rashford, Son, Saka
      Kane, Lacazette

      Forster, Brewster, Mitchell, Douglas 0.0 itb

      Thoughts on this draft?
      Cheers!

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

        If I was FH I’d go for this exact team.

        1. W
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers. Trying to decide between Rash+Laca vs Sterling+Wilson

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Like it. Cancelo, Laca, Rash, Saka to Yedlin, Wilson, Sterling and Smith Rowe is what I’m looking at atm

        1. W
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers, nice! Toying with the Sterling/Wilson team instead as well...

    16. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How can I use my FT next week,any suggestions?

      Martinez
      Holding - Cancelo - Stones - Lewis*
      Grealish - Son - KDB(C) - Bruno
      DCL - Brewster*

      sub: Steer - Salah - Bamford - Dallas

      A) Lewis -> Mitchell this week and Grealish,DCL -> Soucek,Vardy week after
      B) Lewis -> Yedlin this week and DCL-> 7.5 m forward with DGW week after
      C) something else

      thanks

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not a fan of the transfer suggestions. I would save the FT

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

      Keeps on coming down to Villa vs Spurs. Most non F Hitters will have 3-4 in that game alone.

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

        Yep that’s me

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

        Yep, im quietly confident of the Spurs boys doing their thing in this game.

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

        what do you mean?

        1. John Nerdelbaum
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          A lot will have Son, Kane, Grealish, Martinez, Dier/Watkins
          If it is 1-1 with Ndombele and McGinn goals then that's a lot of 2 pointers

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

          Non Fh will prob have 3 of Martinez/Son/Kane/Grealish...now what to do on a FH...do you bet against a goal fest and get City/Arsenal? or do you stick to those players...

          1. Canadian Football
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            ah,, got it

      4. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just have at least one Spurs player if you don’t really want them. EO would be high, even non free hitters will have them.

        xx

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah. Have 5 and little faith in any of them

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

      Ine im all set to save.... the next i want to use FH...then back to saving

      What would YOU do if u had this team? 1 FT

      McCarthy

      Lewis(?) Maguire Mitchell

      Bruno KDB Son

      Kane Brewster

      Subs: Salah, Soucek, Dallas, Zouma

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

        Thinking of selling Zouma and McCarthy to maybe stones and martinez for -4

        Or maybe salah and zouma to sterling and Dias -4

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Borderline when you include the -4. I would probably lean towards FH instead

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

          The only thing thats keeping me from playing is the fact i already have the 4 big hitters of that week. Everyone ive seen FHing is without at least one of them

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

      Does this sound good?

      Salah and Trent -> Cancelo and KDB, GW 19 Son and Targett -> Salah and Strujik would cost -4 in total

      Thank you.

      Martinez (Foster)
      (Trent) (Robertson) Mitchell Stones Targett
      Salah Bruno Son (Soucek) Burke
      Kane (Adams) (Bamford).

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Those will be my moves this week if i decide not to FH.
        I might not go back to Salah though until after Spurs game. Getting Vardy and Rashford in for Grealish ansd Kane in 19.

        If you want Salah back though those moves look good.

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

          Thanks brother

    20. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who scores the most in GW18?

      A) Rashford + Grealish
      B) Son + Grealish
      C) Kane + Saka
      D) Kane + El Ghazi

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        imposssible to answer.

        if im FHing though id want Rashford with Son or Kane.

      2. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        B or c

    21. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wish players would stop rising! I want to hold off activating free hit chip but if I do I may risk not being able to afford the team I want.

    22. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Best 2 strikers for fh?

      A. Kane
      B. Watkins
      C. Wilson
      D. Laca
      E. Martial

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

        AE imo

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        AC

    23. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hi all....For dgw19 I'm going to bench boost and take a hit for kdb.

      Prob is that I'm going to be stuck with balbuena so a 2nd hit will be needed.

      Is there an option up to 4.9m to replace him with? Already have 3 Leeds....

      Options seem to be dawson, burnley or maybe bailly....slim pickings.....thanks

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

        Shaw or Bailly seem good.

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Guessing you have Coufal? Wouldn’t go with Burnley

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

          Yes sorry have couple...

          Shaw and bailly are options but surely a concern that telles plays a game or lindelof is back???

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

      My GW19 BB team is looking very tasty. Thanks Ings for putting in a nice audition.

      GW19: Son + Davis > Ings + Raphinha gives:

      Martinez Johnstone
      Zouma James Stones Dallas Coufal
      Salah KdB Fernandes Grealish Raphinha
      Ings Bamford Adams

      Only one I'm not sure on is James.

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Is keep Son. Personally would do Grealish, Adams to Raphinia, Ings but then Davis is a stinky one I guess :/.

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

          Can do Grealish + Davis > Raphinha + Antonio?

          That last forward slot is annoying though. Don't like any budget forwards with a DGW. Watkins maybe...

          1. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I like that. Prefer Antonio, Son to Grealish, Ings I think

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

              It's close...

              Maybe Grealish gets booked in GW18 and makes my decision easy. If not, it's genuinely a very hard decision because lots of money tied up in both and Grealish has nicer post GW19 fixtures than Son.

      2. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Johnstone will get minus points

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

        Soucek over Raph?

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

          I prefer Raphinha. Far more attacking. I like the Leeds fixtures too.

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That Ings goal was a beaauuuty.

    25. Canadian Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What's the risk in making a transfer today Salah > KDB before the price rise / fall even though i am 100% going to use my free hit?

      1. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        It could all get cancelled and you've wasted a transfer

    26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      40 new cases today in premier league

      Pep struggling to understand why games are still happening

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Maybe he should be looking at his idiot players who can't stay away from call girls or house parties for a few months.

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

      FH18

      Martinez
      Clark Cancelo Saiss
      Bruno KdB Raz Saka
      Kane Wilson Lacazette

      Smith rowe/Mitchell

      Booooring...

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

        It's fairly boring, yeah.

        Martinez AND Kane? Can you afford Darlow?

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

          I can yes.

      2. Olson
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This is like, the opposite of boring. Players you wouldn't normally own, unpredictability, probably a higher degree of variation even with reduced schedule. This isn't boring at all

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

          yeah sometimes first thoughts are the best....

    28. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wc draft and plan, any thoughts ?

      Martinez
      Cancelo holding AWB
      Bruno sterling saka el ghazi kdb (c)
      Laca Wilson

      Mellier, bam, coufal, cresswell

      Gw 19, laca to ings or sterling to salah or both then BB

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

        The strategy is sound but why not Watkins over Wilson? He has a DGW in 19 as well.

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

          Think Watkins will be back scoring?

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

            Villa's attacking stats are the best in the league. So yes.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Fair point camzy

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Far, far too much Arsenal imo. Don't like AWB either. Or Wilson.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Appreciate the comments, how would you switch it up personally ?