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Klopp’s update on Liverpool centre-back situation and other FPL team news

Fantasy Premier League managers may be considering late transfers in their Double Gameweek 19 teams after Pep Guardiola talked about the competition for places in his Manchester City squad

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp also said one of his centre-halves could make a timely return for their key match with Manchester United.

Find out the latest injury and team news news in this Double Gameweek 19 round-up.

Manchester City

Pep first confirmed Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m), Nathan Aké (£5.4m) and Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) are all ruled out for Man City ahead of Crystal Palace’s visit to the Etihad.

“Today is (a day) off, tomorrow is training session. I’d love to update you. Eric (Garcia) will be back, the guys from the academy will be back. Aymeric (Laporte) and Nathan (Aké) won’t be fit. Sergio Aguero won’t be either.”

Pep Guardiola

Eric Garcia (£4.7m) returns to offer Guardiola another option at centre-half, though the Spaniard will likely have to settle for a place on the bench.

The City manager also had some words of warning for Joao Cancelo (£5.8m) owners.

Signing Cancelo a week before fixture swing can give FPL owners the edge

“Every player has competition with his team-mates. Even the manager, if we’re not playing good I have competition. To get the best out of ourselves, we have to feel our seat is not safe. Even Joao Cancelo.”

Pep Guardiola

And on Raheem Sterling (£11.4m), the City chief added:

“He’s an incredibly important player for us. Without him what we have done in the past wouldn’t be possible. In all departments he can help us. I’m more than delighted he is with us.”

Pep Guardiola

Liverpool

Joel Matip (£5.4m) could return for the top-of-the-table clash with Man United, Jurgen Klopp confirmed.

“Joel Matip is close. Does it make sense now to throw him in after one or two sessions he’s not done yet? I don’t know. We have to see how he looks in training.”

Jurgen Klopp

Asked if Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) could deputise once more at centre-half should Matip not return, Klopp responded:

“We have still different solutions. Hendo is, for us, very important in midfield, as well. We just have to see. It’s not decided yet. Why should I?”

Jurgen Klopp

One player that will definitely not feature at Anfield is Naby Keita (£5.2m).

“Naby is not ready for involvement. Not a big thing. But it’s a bit like when other players have come back from injuries they have to play and little injury again. Now we have to put on the brakes and settle it properly.”

Jurgen Klopp

Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was coy as ever in his pre-Liverpool briefing, with Anthony Martial (£8.8m) owners set to sweat ahead of Sunday’s kick-off.

“I will give everyone tomorrow to prove their fitness. There are a couple of knocks we got at Burnley that I’m not sure about. I am going to give everyone a chance. Anthony Martial is not out of it. Only ones certainly out are Brandon Williams and Phil Jones. They are the two who definitely can’t make the game. Others, maybe doubts, but fingers crossed.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Tottenham Hotspur

Steven Bergwijn (£7.0m) should be available for Spurs after illness, while Giovanni Lo Celso (£6.9m) remains out.

“Gio [Lo Celso] is not [available]. We still have two training sessions before the game but I believe no more problems in principle.”

Jose Mourinho

Jose also provided this update on Gareth Bale (£9.3m).

“He arrived injured for the first month and the Europa League group phase is a different intensity, so in the Premier League didn’t play a lot of minutes. Then an injury against Stoke where he was having a good first half. Not an easy process.”

Jose Mourinho

West Ham

David Moyes, frustratingly, did not provide a specific update on Michail Antonio (£6.2m) in his pre-match press conference.

The West Ham boss did offer information on Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) and Lukasz Fabianski (£5.1m), however.

“We’ve only had two players missing; Fabian Balbuena is isolating – he came in contact with somebody – but basically we’re just about okay. We’re waiting on Lukasz Fabianski to see how he is, we’re not sure yet and Arthur Masuaku’s probably a couple of months away from being involved again.”

David Moyes

Burnley

Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) owners may not get two games out of the Clarets defender in Double Gameweek 19.

“Charlie Taylor is a doubt, he is a maybe. Everyone else is fine. There are a couple searching for true fitness as in high-level Premier League fitness but the squad is coming back together now.”

Sean Dyche

Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo delivered a surprisingly lengthy team news update ahead of West Brom’s visit to Molineux.

“Let’s see. We have Adama (Traoré) and (Willy) Boly coming and joining (training). Let’s see how they are for tomorrow. We still have Daniel out. We have work to do. Jonny, Podence, Marcal are out.”

Nuno Espirito Santo

On Pedro Neto (£6.0m), he added:

“He’s inside all the players we have to assess, realising we still have a lot in front of us. At the same time, Pedro is doing well, so we’ll decide. He had a big knock but is improving. Better today, and hopefully better tomorrow.”

Nuno Espirito Santo

A reversion to the tried-and-trusted back three could also be on the cards at Wolves.

“We (have) made big mistakes, especially in defence. We must be compact and from there can grow positives. We have to go back to our main foundation; a clean sheet.”

Nuno Espirito Santo

Sheffield United

Chris Wilder has injury issues, though exactly which players remains unclear. The Blades boss said:

“We’ve got a few out. I think we’ve got seven out for the weekend. We’re hopeful we’ll get a couple back but we might lose one and we’ve got a doubt about one.”

Chris Wilder

On striker Oli McBurnie (£5.6m), Wilder added:

“He’s working away – he’s been out on the grass today. Difficult one because of the nature of the injury. “Still got another day to go but he’s a doubt.”

Chris Wilder
Brewster not immediately drafted into Sheffield United starting line-up

Leicester

Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) and James Maddison (£7.1m) are available for the Foxes’ home clash with Southampton on Saturday.

Leicester play at the King Power again on Tuesday, hosting Chelsea in their second tie of Double Gameweek 19. On the pair, Brendan Rodgers said:

“Both those players are available. It wasn’t so much a rest [for the FA Cup]. They couldn’t play or if they did play, there was going to be a huge risk for them. They’ve had ongoing issues throughout the season unfortunately and [Stoke] was a game where we saw a window to get some medical work done with them knowing we’ve got other players who can play. That’s worked well for us. They’ve re-joined the group so they’ll be available this weekend.”

Brendan Rodgers

Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) will not be rushed back into action again, having returned to team training.

“Cengiz Under should be back this weekend, Ricardo Pereira too. A bit like (Caglar) Söyüncü, it will be step by step. We don’t need to rush (Pereira), especially having him broken down before. He’s worked very hard and has gone through all of the tests. We are able to get him close to the squad now, and step by step (we are) getting him back.”

Brendan Rodgers

Dennis Praet (£5.2m), meanwhile, is set for an extended spell on the sidelines. Rodgers explained:

“Dennis will be out for up to three months, which is a huge blow for us. It was an awkward one, he overstretched. It was a tendon in the hamstring.”

Brendan Rodgers

Southampton

For the Saints, Ralph Hassenhuttl confirmed the news that Danny Ings (£8.3m) had tested positive for COVID-19 last week and will miss the trip to Leicester.

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“We’ve had one positive test since the Liverpool game; Danny Ings. So he’s been out for the past 10 days. When you stick to the protocols, you minimise the risks and that’s what we’re continuing to do. I don’t know if Danny can come back [to training] tomorrow but it looks like he’s out for the weekend.”

Alex McCarthy (£4.7m) and Che Adams (£6.0m) are back in the Southampton fold, while Hasenhuttl has a mix of short and long-term injuries to deal with.

“Alex McCarthy and Che Adams have come back in, so they will both be available. [Nathan] Redmond, [Jannik] Vestergaard and [Moussa] Djenepo are all longer-term injuries. [Michael] Obafemi has had surgery and [Nathan] Tella has problems with his muscle. We have a few problems in the moment which gives me a bit of a headache.”

Ralph Hassenhuttl

Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa has suddenly got some strength in depth at centre-half, with Liam Cooper (£4.3m) and Diego Llorente (£4.4m) both passed fit by the Leeds boss.

“Diego Llorente, Tyler Roberts and Liam Cooper are all available. No (other players are unavailable), just Kalvin Phillips (suspended).”

Marcelo Bielsa

Owners of defenders Luke Ayling (£4.5m), Stuart Dallas (£4.8m) and Ezjgan Alioski (£4.5m) will be scanning the Leeds teamsheet on Saturday to see how Bielsa decides to set up his defence and midfield.

Brighton

Brighton boss Graham Potter has not faced the press but the club’s medical update ruled out Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m), Danny Welbeck (£5.5m), Adam Lallana (£6.2m), Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£5.4m), Aaron Connolly (£5.2m) and new signing Jakub Moder (£5.0m).

Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.5m) could return for Fulham after missing the midweek 1-1 draw at Spurs. Scott Parker said on Thursday:

“Aleksandar Mitrovic is possible to return for the weekend. He trained lightly today. Mario Lemina and Tom Cairney are not available at the moment. We’ll see where we are in the coming days. Tom has an issue with his knee.”

Scott Parker

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) is ineligible to face his parent club.

Chelsea

Chelsea should be set to welcome Reece James (£5.1m) back to action, after the right-back missed the club’s last two Premier League games.

Frank Lampard declined to name specific players in his team news update on Thursday, saying:

“We’re all good. N’Golo Kante is suspended but he’s back in training tomorrow. So we’re all good.”

Frank Lampard

Arsenal

Following the Gunners’ 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Thursday, Mikel Arteta said of the missing Kieran Tierney (£5.4m):

“I don’t know (if I’ll have him back for the next game). It depends on how he evolves. He’s going to have an MRI scan tomorrow and we’ll see how he is.”

Mikel Arteta
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On further injury news, Arteta added:

“[Pablo Mari] had a calf injury in training [on Wednesday]. I think he will miss a few matches. He’s another one we will lose but we’ve got Gabriel [Magalhaes] back after Cocid, which is good news, we’ve got Thomas [Partey] back as well. Let’s focus on the positives.”

Mikel Arteta

Newcastle

On team news, Steve Bruce told the media:

“Jamal Lewis could come back in. Jamaal Lascelles too. We’ve got a problem with Federico Fernandez. Allan Saint-Maximin is maybe training today or tomorrow, which is good news. But he’s been out for around seven weeks so we’ll have to monitor him. Fatigue is the biggest thing.”

Steve Bruce

Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson used his press conference to praise his team’s latest defensive performances

On Palace’s trip to Arsenal, the manager stated:

“We were playing a team in excellent form and we go away with a deserved 0-0. I thought the game was end-to-end and we are happy we took something away from the game. Two clean sheets in a row now. If you don’t defend well, it is going to be hard to win games.”

Roy Hodgson

And Hodgson added on the visit to the Etihad:

“If they [Man City] are not conceding goals, they’re always likely to score with the quality of players they have to choose from. It’s going to be a very, very tough ask for us. Am I looking forward to going there? Well, not really, because I know it’s going to be a very hard ask for us. You have to show every bit as much discipline, energy and effort that we put into tonight’s game.”

Roy Hodgson

West Brom

Sam Allardyce did not provide anything in the way of team news during his press conference on Thursday.

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1,398 Comments Post a Comment
  1. leonickroberts
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McCarthy
    Justin Coufal Dias Stones
    Fernandes Sterling Salah Rashford Soucek
    Bamford

    (4.0, DCL, Dallas, Brewster)

    Worth doing McCarthy > Johnstone for a -4?

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

      i dont think so

  2. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Would you rather:

    A) keep Wilson
    B) Wilson -> Antonio (on a free)

    1. Pistol
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      a

    3. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    4. beetlejuice
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      a

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

    Leno
    Robbo Cancelo Coufal
    Salah Son Bruno Soucek Raphinha
    Kane Bamford

    Forster Adams Strujic Taylor

    1 FT 0.3 ITB

    A) Son + Kane > KDB + Martial -4
    B) Son + Kane > KDB + Antonio (leaves 3 ITB) -4
    C) Kane > Vardy
    D) Kane + Son + Adams > Vardy + KDB + Brewster -8

    1. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      C senor

  4. Mogger11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Just had a quick scan of Fulham’s last 5 games on a whim and discovered they only conceded 3 goals in total, despite playing Liverpool and Spurs. Man Utd play Fulham after Liverpool this gw. Possible caution advised regarding Utd asserts? I know Bruno loves an away game but he looks goosed.

    1. Mogger11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      *assets

      1. Rochdale_Cowboy
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I'd stay clear, they only found out they had to play this game months ago, so underpreparred! On a serious note they have shown some grit recently

        1. Mogger11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I was talking more about Utd assets but I enjoyed the joke.

  5. norab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    What about a ballsy TC on Cancelo?

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

      Nope, one game on bench is possible.

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Might only start one game.

    3. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      What about he doesn't start both games?

    4. Wrong Captain Again
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Walker, Zinchenko and Mendy say hi

    5. Relaxing
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      COuld pay off, but personally wouldn't TC a player not gauranteed to start both games. C maybe

      1. norab
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Could easily be argued that he got his rest 2nd half of the fa cup game. And that he has a rest on the horizon in the next fa cup game.

  6. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Can moves adams to a 6.3m striker, is hitting to Watkins worth it?

    Bench boost activated

    Ederson Johnstone
    Dias Stones Coufal Robertson Targett
    Mo(c) Bruno Son Grealish Soucek
    Antonio Bamford Adams

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

      Wow without KDB, just the motivation I need!

      Your team looks good, I think Adams > Watkins is worth the -4

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

        i like the city def, triple city def feels good. KDB isnt the must this community is making out i feel

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

          just how leggy he looked and how close city games are makes me doubtful

  7. richarlison2348
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A: Kane, Son, Balbuena to De Bruyne, Antonio, Cancelo (-8)
      B: Son, Robertson to De Bruyne, Stones

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

        B

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B

    • 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones or Coufal??

      And

      Who should I triple captain??

      1. Mogger11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Plenty of better opportunities to triple captain later with Covid kicking around.

      2. Mogger11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        And I would say either of those two, preferably both.

      3. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lol

    • Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Whose playing their TC chip then?

      Just bought in KDB for a hit so tempted to do it for a punt

    • Corona is not good 4 U
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Is this team good to go?

        Johnstone (Mc. Carthy)
        Dias, Stones, Robertson, Coufal (Lowton)
        Salah, Fernandes, Soucek, Foden (Raphinha)
        Kane, Bamford (Adams)

        Or is it too risky to go without de Bruyne?

        Thank you!

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Play:

        A) Areola (CHE, MAN)
        B) Martinez (mci, NEW)

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Martinez

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          b

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B one clean sheet at least against Newcastle

        4. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          The one RMT suggests.

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Gonna guess that is B

        5. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B ofc

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Is Sterling a crazy pick for DGW?

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          No point getting him when Foden doing what he’s supposed to for half the price

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo Cancelo Dias
        Salah Mane Bruno Grealish Raphinha
        Antonio Bamford

        (Steer Kilman Brewster Mitchell)

        Have already done DCL ➡️ Antonio.

        A) Mane ➡️ KDB(c) -4
        B) Mane & Kilman ➡️ KDB(c) & Coufal -8
        (Bench Raphinha)
        C) Do nothing & captain Salah

        Thoughts?

      • pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        RMDGWFHT

        Alisson
        Stones - Ogbonna - Coufal - Dawson
        Salah (vc) - KDB (c) - Bruno - Foden
        Vardy - Werner

        Locking this now. Good luck all. 🙂

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          GTG

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Think I'd rather Soucek over one of the WHM defenders

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I can easily do that and was on that all this while but I think WBA and BUR should be good in the air with big guys in their team.

            1. Rochdale_Cowboy
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Why? Craig Dawson has as much goal threat as soucek. He's unreal in the air

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Looks good.

          Werner is an interesting differential.

          Good luck

        4. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Cheers all

        5. Mogger11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Foden to Soucek, Werner to Vardy, Alisson to Johnstone, Dawson to Robbo - haven’t priced this up but hope it works.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He already has Vardy.

            1. Mogger11
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Antonio then and spread the cash around.

              1. Mogger11
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Could then do Ogbonna to Dias or Cancelo

      • greggles
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Really unsure what to do. Please help! 1 FT, 0.1 ITB

        Martinez
        Cancelo / Stones / Justin
        KDB / Grealish / Fernandes / Son / Saka
        Kane / Bamford

        Subs: button / Bednarek / Taylor / Brewster

        A) Son > Salah and Kane > Antonio (keep Saka)
        B) Saka > Soucek and Kane > Vardy (keep Son)

        Any other options?

        1. Rochdale_Cowboy
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          KDB to salah
          Kane to Vardy

      • Muscout
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        McCarthy
        Cancelo Chilwell Coufal
        Salah (TC) KDB Bruno Soucek JWP
        Kane Bamford

        JWP to H.Barnes / Someone else under 7.0m

        And Bamford to Antonio (or Watkins)

        -4

        Yes / No?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This is doing my head in

        KDB or Salah TC

        Don't know what to do.

        Please help me with a vote.

        First one to 3 votes wins.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          KDB

        2. Muscout
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Think I am going to go Salah TC even though I support United...

          He just seems a lot more attacking than KDB to me and loves a shot

          1. unclesbasement
              1 month, 10 days ago

              kdb has been playing as striker these last few games

              1. Muscout
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yep but he's not the most clinical plus looks exhausted

          2. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Salah

          3. bruuuno
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Salah

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Thanks for your answers.

              Salah it is.

              It will either be horrible or a magnificent victory.

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

          Game a few answers, any opinions on this:

          I am doing Kane to Vardy. Which additional transfer for dgw for -4 (KDB would require -8):

          A) City defender = Stones (4 at back) in for Dier
          B) Gundogan (3 at back) in for Raphinha

          1. bruuuno
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I think A

        4. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Opinions ?

          Johnstone/ Mccartyhy
          Stones / Coufal / Justin / Balbuena/ Dallas
          Son / Salah / Bruno / Raphina / Soucek
          Kane / Bamford / Adams

          A) KDB + Vardy ( for son and kane) === -4 points
          B) Cancelo (for balbuena)
          C) Cancelo + Vardy (for balbuena + Kane) === -4
          D) Cancelo + KDB + Antonio (for balbuena + Son + Kane) ==== -8
          E) Cancelo + Ziyech + Antonio (for Balbuena + Son + Adams) === -8

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            With Option E, I can play the BB chip....
            Cancel and KDB I like that they have 5 tasty fixtures ahead

          2. Alli In
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Are you benchboosting? B with no hit and a BB of McCarthy, Dallas, Raphinha and Adams is a similar BB to what I have but I'm 50/50 whether to BB or not. I don't want to have to keep a strong bench for ages to ensure I'm set for BB later on so I'm leaning towards going for it. Just a bit worried about McCarthy, will he get right back. Considering no hit, that looks a decent team. Could go just Adams to Antonio for -4 maybe to add to B

        5. bruuuno
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Any suggestions how to fit in KDB? I Will BB but not afraid of some hits. Thanks

          Johnstone McCarthy
          Cancelo Stones Coufal Justin Dallas
          Salah Bruno Soucek Son Raphinha
          Bamford Kane Wood
          1ft 1.1 itb

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Depends if you are will to lose a Spur or 2.

            1. bruuuno
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Yes I would love to. But not found the right transfers. Son Kane Raphinha > KDB Antonio Grealish is 0.1 short. Any suggestions?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Maybe lose Dallas for an extra hit?

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  or Wood to Watkins

        6. Drogba Legend
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Pretty set on option A this GW for a hit but want to gather feedback from community:

          Fabs
          Robbo - Chill - Dias - Dallas
          KDB - Salah - Bruno - Soucek
          Kane - Bamford

          Fodder - Stephens - Brewster - Fodder

          A) Kane + Dallas > Vardy + Stones (-4)
          B) Kane + Vardy
          C) Something else with Dallas, Robbo, Salah and/or Kane
          D) Save FT

        7. borispkpk
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          3.3ITB

          Martinez
          Dallas Robertson Coufal
          Salah Son Bruno Grealish Soucek
          Kane Bamford

          Foster - Davis, Pieters, Johnson

          Do I really need KDB?
          a. Grealish + Rob > KDB + Dias
          b. Son > KDB may be Pieters > Stones
          c. Pieters > Cancelo/Dias/Stones (go without KDB)
          d. any way to get KDB?

          1. ZakyJ
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

            1. borispkpk
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Thanks! finally someone answer my post

          2. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            B

        8. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Pep commented that KDB was tired against Brighton. He looked tired too.
          City play on Sunday and again on Wednesday. Any concerns he starts from the bench in one of the games?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Sure, wouldn't be at all surprised of a benching or reduced minutes. Still captaining him.

        9. ZakyJ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Martinez
          James Justin Coufal
          Salah Son Grealish Soucek Son*
          Kane* Bamford*

          (Forster Dallas* Allioski* DCL**)

          1FT

          A) Hold
          B) DCL & Son > Brewster & KDB (-4)
          C) Bamford/DCL>Watkins/Antonio (of DCL I'd lose alot of value)

          i wont be triple captaining

        10. zizoo10
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Barnes or Soucek, no biase price doesn’t matter

        11. Nespinha
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Pick the most rational move:

          A) Taylor to Stones (-4) --- play Stones + Adams, bench Balbuena

          B) Taylor + Adams to Coufal + António (-8) ---- play Both, bench Balbuena

          C) Taylor + Adams to Cancelo + Brewster (-8) --- play Cancelo and Balbuena/KWP, bench Brewster

        12. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Worth bench boosting with:
          Darlow, Bamford, Dallas, Smith-Rowe
          ???

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

            Yes from me

        13. Ronnies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Any idea who will start as keeper for Soton this gameweek?

          McCarthy or Forster.

          Cheers.

        14. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Dallas to Cancelo for a hit?

          1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            no

        15. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Is this a stupid idea?

          Giroud / Brewster / Son / Dier / Ederson >
          Vardy / Antonio / Soucek/ Cancelo Johnstone for - 12pts

          Gives 4 more doubles, plus fixes expensive GK problem for future gameweeks in one swoop. I'm BB too.