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Can FPL managers trust Crystal Palace defenders with appealing fixtures?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have long been able to turn to Crystal Palace’s defensive assets for cheap returns.

The Eagles, marshalled by veteran Roy Hodgson, have hit double-figures for clean sheets in the last two seasons, and also carried set piece potential.

But this season, the well appeared to have run dry, with Palace only recording three clean sheets thus far.

More worryingly, the Selhurst Park outfit were also on the end of two Christmas stuffings, losing 7-0 to Liverpool and being outplayed by 10 men in their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

But since the Villa defeat, Palace’s defence has shown signs of recovery, with encouraging performances against Leicester and Arsenal.

We are taking a deep dive into the stats to see if Palace can once again be relied upon for cheap defensive returns.

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1,028 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mahrez in or out v Villa only real Pep decision

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      you underestimate pep's penchant for rotation

  2. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Need Diallo in FPL soon

  3. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ctaylor to
    A) Shaw
    B) digne
    C) Justin
    D) Chilwell
    E) stones (have cancelo)

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      e

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      e
      double up seems good

    3. JeGro
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      E, as I am very happy with my City double defence. Although I really like Shaw too

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    KDB or Sterling?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      kdb

    2. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Both

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I’d want to see some consistent hidings being handed out before I went double city big hitter

        1. Indpush
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I'm going to get out ahead and have them while they are giving their consistent hidings so I can have those points too.

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sterling

  5. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hi Ben Davies.. I don't but I know what you mean, he can rotate anything. Word is though he wants to play the same team as palace

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Really? That would mean another Cancelo benching? I haven't heard anything about that.

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What word?

    3. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      when you say "word is" can you confirm where this information has been sourced from? Have you spoken to Pep direct or someone close to him?

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Cancelo will play, probably Mendy as well, Rodri will come for Fernandinho and Foden for Bilva. Its possible that Ferran Torres plays for Jesus as well. And thats it.

      1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I can see most of this happening. Definitely Foden back in, given his form.

  6. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    No Ben, sorry my apologies Cancelo is in, Pep is not pleased with Walker

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I see! Also you can reply to me using the reply button rather than making a separate post 🙂

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        🙂

    2. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      How do you know this?

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    People actually think stones will be dropped after his glorious haul or is it just upset non owners?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I've seen you write "upset non owners" like five times already, are you the one who's actually upset?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes, upset at non owners

        That’s 6 🙂

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          You've got me 😆

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No one thinks Stones will be dropped. Find me 1 person saying that

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Rotated and dropped are two different things mate

  8. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Re source, have friends inside City. Dad & Cousin worked there
    Generally very accurate but hey, things can always change with Pep

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      cheers chances of Sterling starting again? How's KDB looking for a start?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Hi Rb did you capt Sterling in the end or just go Salah?

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          hello mate went Salah in the end although happy to have Sterling as a differential now. If city start firing I can see Sterling returning to form soon!

          But need Salah to sort himself out against Burnley!

          Who did you go for?

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

            Sorry for the late reply, went Salah as well. If he blanks v Burnley i might sell for KDB.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Username checks out

      1. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I was thinking the same.

  9. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    KDB training but has sore ankle I think Sterling plays

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      City needs KDB, Villa tough game, he will start.

      Will rest and get treatment during FA Cup weekend.

      Right?

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Most likely this, but who knows with Pep.

    2. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Pain killing injection for that game, hauled off after an hour 2-0 up and rested in the FA Cup?

  10. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Stones has really saved my DGW. After my WC16 preparations for this week failed so spectacularly with injuries, cancellations and covid, I have been saved by Stones and a (TC) KDB

    1. Blush Response
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is it me or does a City defender get the most points every DGW now? Otamendi, Laporte and now Stones.

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        It seems that way. Not surprising given their almost guaranteed double clean sheet points provides a good baseline for hauls.

  11. Blush Response
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Looking at Man Utd's squad what do you the main area that's holding them back is?

    I know a lot has been said about the defence and rightly so, but my feeling is that Martial and - whispering it - Rashford just aren't good enough for a title winning side.

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Striker and RW.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 14 days ago

      RW and RB

    3. weaver93
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      RW
      CB
      DM
      Backup RB..
      Regarding Martial & Rashford, I agree.
      Pogba, I'd sell...

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If they can get some stability, a good foundation Pogba will be massive for them. He’s the type of player who’s great when things are going well

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      They need a quality defensive midfielder who can break up the play like Fabinho, Kante, Ndidi, etc. A centre half to partner Maguire and a natural right winger like Sancho. Realistically though there not getting all 3

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The play breaks down at martial a lot, he’s a reasonable with the ball at his feet running at players but he lacks class in his passing and finishing, I think they need a top striker with Rashford/Bruno behind

      1. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A top class striker like Cavani

        1. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Btw, we already have a title winning team. Just saying...

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            " we"?. What position do you play for them?

            1. Booked4Dissent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Are you serious? Lol. As if you expect fans to say “they”, it’s we - I’m red!

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Maybe, thought he was poor the last 2, let’s see

          1. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Nah I think he was alright, just hasn’t been given any clear cut chances. He manages to get involved and create in build up, plus you can tell his finishing is on point

      2. Blush Response
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yeah, his decision making is woeful.

    6. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Proper Defensive Mid and a good right wing player.

    7. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If they went all out to sign Haaland in the summer then I think I would worry about them, as a rival fan.

  12. Booked4Dissent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Benched Justin. I will be pi***d if he gets anything other than a blank tonight!

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      But why would you even bench Justin in the first place?

      1. Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A mistake in hindsight, but I thought Bamford has a higher ceiling (even with one game). Remember his hat trick? I predicted a Justin 2 pointer and 1 pointer based on last several home games...

        1. aleksaa2
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          That Brighton fooled many, especially players who BBed this GW with Dallas, Bam, Raph and Adams. Oof I would've never predicted Justin getting a 3p in a DGW.

          1. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yeah, I messed up 🙁

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It's not just a mistake in hindsight. Points prediction algorithms aren't an exact science but they are a very good indicator of what to expect given that they factor in bookies odds when calculating them. Justin was predicted to average around 7-7.5 points iirc and Bamfords would have been around 5 up to maybe 6 at most.

          Therefore it was clearly correct to play Justin over Bamford had you known this.

          1. Booked4Dissent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I subscribe to fantasyfootballfix. The algorithm recommended I play Justin, but I went with my instinct. Could’ve gone another way, football is random!

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who’s the new amateur troll?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      There are plenty. Hard to follow, since it's too easy to change username. (And naturally we have still the more pro ones.)

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Should I change my name to Troll Hunter?

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Yes, if it stops you staring through my mum's patio doors

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Done!

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Thank the Lord!

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Rolling with laughter 🙂

  14. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Hey Blush, you could be right on all that !

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      What about Foden?

  15. Bob_the_builder
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thoughts on Luke Shaw as an option going forward?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He's really improved but I would still fear rotation with Telles in the easier games. Don't like going near players who have a very competent backup/rotation option.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes, they are rested or rotated usually too often, been there, lesson learned. And nothing(?) was more annoying than having a defender rotated in easy games when probability of pts and cs was high.

  16. Fantasizer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    any news on aston villa assets?
    will targett play?

    1. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Just training photos, he is in those.

    2. The Road to Turfdom
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      sold himself in his own FPL team

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Could be because he’s rubbish

      2. aleksaa2
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        And brought Robbo in. I'd dare to say Robbo is better than him.

    3. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      if you look at our insta you can see the training photo's, seems like all the main players are there, certainly won't be a makeshift team

  17. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Have got Stones, Dias & Shaw as a back 3 but struggling with Strikers and cant afford Kane

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bamford? I'm considering Maupay for the DGW26 too. Antonio too although his hamstrings are made of cheesestring

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Issue must be elsewhere also, that’s not a lot of money in defence

  18. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Cancelo will finish in double figures in assists come the end of the season and be the top scoring defender. Mark my words

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Really? I think he'll struggle for a game going forward. Zinchenko is back at LB and Walker is first choice RB

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cancelo is City’s best option at Right and Left Back aswell as being able to play in midfield. Been arguably their best, most consistent performer this year. Has been extremely unlucky to not to already have 4/5 assists and City look like they’re never going to concede

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          But does he have Walker's pace for recovery?

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cancelo is a better LB than Zinchenko - who's only been playing because Cancelo has been at RB instead. Walker is out of favour atm but got given the game against Palace to give Cancelo a rest. Either Zinchenko or Walker will lose their place so that Cancelo comes back in against Villa

        1. Clay Davis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hope you're right, pal.

    2. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      People have been saying this for a while now. Just a more expensive Lamptey albeit with rotation concerns

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Utter nonsense

      He has 1 attacking return in his entire pl career

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Totally agree, mate. Also, he rarely scores goals with a career average of a goal every 23 games. This is slightly better than his city average of 1 in 26 games.

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Words marked

    5. Footieboot
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah and auba will get to 20 goals in the second half of the season and be the best premium!!!

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        "Who’s the new amateur troll?" 😉

      • Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Source?

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You have been caught.

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        His XA is 3.3 season to date

        Whatever that means

        Super potential though, ridiculous value for 5.5

        Stones 5.0, Dias 5.5, Cancelo 5.5 - They really really got caught by suprise with City's defenders this year

        Being in a pool of 4 fullbacks with Pep at he helm is a bit of a pain though

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          That would be the reason for their price, then? Not forgetting that value is relative: Cancelo isn't excellent value if he takes the slot of the highest scoring player in the game, for example (hypothetically). Only 3 City slots available, and their attack was expected to be potent, so no need to risk overpricing the defenders.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I think there's a bit of truth in Jonalidinho's point in that watching Cancelo all season he's been unlucky (probably very unlucky) not to have done more damage... moreso than Stones or Dias

            But the whole Guardiola fullback schtick is always fraught with danger, especially when all 4 are fit

            His value proposition is founded on clean sheets & baps first & foremost, he was way too cheap at 5.5, as are the other two lads

            1. fedolefan
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Woah, unlike you to be missing out on triple clean sheet points that are there for the taking. Remember those Liverpool clean sheets last season?

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                It would have been unbelievably lucrative for the last couple of months allright 🙂 Just needed Kev for captaincy for that fixture run...

      • mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        No chance, look at his history of goals and assists. Also I still don't think he's nailed over walker and zinc/Mendy

    6. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Would you bench robbo (spurs) for dallas (newcastle) next gw?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Coin toss

      2. RealSocialDads
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nope

      3. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Play Robbo. You paid 7M for the attacking threat. Cleansheet is just the cherry on the cake.

    7. Footieboot
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Grealish in a 3-5-2 or Antonio in a 3-4-3?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Grealish

      • McPollolocco
          1 month, 14 days ago

          My team:
          McCarthy, Martinez
          Coufal, Cancelo, James, Targett, Alioski
          Salah, Bowen, Rodriguez, Zaha, Pulisic
          Kane, Ings, Bamford

          Transfer plans?
          a) Bowen --> Barnes, Aloiski --> Mitchell
          b) Bowen --> Smith Rowe, Aloisk --> Digne
          c) Bowen --> Foden (Gündogan), Aloiski --> Shaw?

        • Jimmy Boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Chilwell or Digne?

        • built_this_city
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Tonights wish list

          West Ham 1 - WBA 0 (Antonio Goal, Coufal assist)
          Leicester 0 - Chelsea 0 (Vardy missed pen, saved by Mendy)

          Many thanks

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            1-0 Antonio G Coufal A
            1-1 Meaningless scorers

            1. lespaul
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Why don't you want an Antonio hat trick?

          2. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            +1

          3. FPLHaggis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Good lord, I would kill for the second one.

          4. Runaway
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            1-0 (Coufal asisting an own goal or scoring a non-assisted goal)
            1-1 (Kante and Albrighton asisted by Rudiger and Perez)

            Yes, I only have Coufal tonight and already took my place behind the sofa

          5. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            2-0 - with points for Soucek and Coufal
            1-1 - Schmeichel penalty save and James screamer

        • Henrik Larsson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Would I be crazy to go Robbo > Shaw to free up some cash for future moves.

          I think GW23 looks an important one. LIV Vs MCI could be low scoring and LEE and SOU could have a double. I'd also want to try shoehorn in Kane for that week too.

        • fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Any Sam Johnstone news? Need those 2 extra points from Button on the bench.

          1. Original Pirate Material
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Back in training.

          2. SIGGYMETIMBER
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Been training since Friday apparently. Have both myself but would say Johnstone plays tonight

        • Sickboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Advice please guys.

          A) Kane, Salah & Saka

          B) Kane, Son & Grealish

          C) Salah, Son & £6.5m forward

          Many thanks.

          1. A-L
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Toss up between A and C for me

          2. gogs67
              1 month, 14 days ago

              B

              1. Sickboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Cheers!

            • JeGro
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 13 days ago

              I like A a lot

          3. BullDogTevez
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Chances OGS gives Fernandes a rest in an easy-ish game? Avoids that 5th yellow?

            1. Guru Mediation
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Yellows reset now I think

              1. BullDogTevez
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Oh, my bad. Ignore above then.

              2. Skonto Rigga
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Not quite now - only after a club's 19th league game does the threshold raise to 10 bookings. So Fernandes still has to get through the Fulham game.

              3. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                No, he will be banned for Sheff U if he gets booked v Fulham

              4. Bram
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Only for teams that have played 19 games

              5. Guru Mediation
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Sorry

            2. aleksaa2
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              1%

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Why would he rest Bruno to avoid a potential 1 game rest for Bruno with the 5th yellow?

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Always makes me laugh, the suggestion that someone will miss a game to avoid missing a game 😀

              2. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                exactly - only way that Bruno is rested to avoid that 5th yellow is 80+ mins and game clearly won

            4. Studs Up
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Its Sheff next...doesn't really matter

              1. Skonto Rigga
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Very much this

            5. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              The game he would miss is easier than this one

          4. Pegboy
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Mendy (Forster)
            Robbo Stones Coufal Pieters (Lewis)
            Salah Son Bruno Soucek (Anguissa)
            Kane Bamford (DCL)

            2FT £0m

            Pieters + Salah + DCL > Dias + KDB + Antonio (-4)?

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Good moves.

          5. jammie26
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Full villa team expected tomorrow night against City.

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Rubbish what about Trezeguet

                1. elwardio
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Unlikely he would be first XI if Barkley el ghazi and Traore were fit

                2. jammie26
                    1 month, 13 days ago

                    Trez not in the 1st 11 anyway.

                3. popey
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 13 days ago

                  Trez not even first attacking sub if everyone fit with current form

                  Look at his finishing vs Southampton to see why 🙂

              2. NateDogsCats
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Phew can't say I'm not delighted to see El Ghazi trained even if he doesn't play both games, still wondering why I put Alioski first on my bench when I was trying to fit Holding into my team for this week