Scout Notes

Maddison outshining Vardy as Pereira returns for Leicester

LEICESTER 2-0 CHELSEA

  • Goals: Wilfred Ndidi (£4.8m), James Maddison (£7.1m)
  • Assists: Harvey Barnes (£6.8m), Marc Albrighton (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Ndidi x3, Kasper Schmeichel x2 (£5.5m), Jonny Evans x1 (£5.5m), Wesley Fofana (£5.0m)

MIDFIELD MAESTROS

Owners of Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) are likely suffering from cold feet even as appealing fixtures approach for Leicester City.

The striker’s blank against Chelsea ensured just a four-point score in Double Gameweek 19, a total more than doubled by Harry Kane (£11.1m) in just one match.

And what has made Vardy’s disappointing Fantasy Premier League returns more frustrating for his 28.9% backing is the fact that the Foxes are hardly in bad form.

Their recent 2-0 win over Chelsea, a fourth victory in the last six, has taken them to the summit of the Premier League table at the time of writing.

Vardy’s direct contribution to that achievement has been relatively minor, without a goal since Gameweek 14 and producing just 2.5 points per game over the last four matches.

By comparison, James Maddison (£7.1m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.8m) have put up 7.8 and 6.3 points per game in that time and look the prime candidates to benefit from upcoming meetings with Everton (away), Leeds (home) and Fulham (away).

Maddison has been in particularly exciting form, netting in three successive Premier League matches for the first time this season.

And, after producing three attacking returns in the opening 10 Gameweeks of 2020/21, the former Norwich City man has seven in his last nine outings – and struck the bar against Chelsea.

Barnes is in similar form, putting up four of his eight goal involvements this season over the last five matches.

KING OF THE ROAD

Still, there are crumbs of comfort for Vardy owners as we head into Gameweek 20.

For the second match in a row, the Leicester forward was quiet but, as ever, always ready to pounce on any loose balls behind defenders.

He got one-on-one with Edouard Mendy (£5.1m) from an awkward in the first half on Tuesday night, his chip batted away partially and requiring a defensive clearance to stop it ending up in the back of the net.

Vardy was also fouled as Marc Albrighton (£5.3m) played a ball into the penalty box, which Maddison duly converted. Had his colleague not scored, Leicester might have had a penalty, which Vardy surely would have taken.

The forward was then denied an assist in the second half when he played Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) through on goal, denied by a good piece of goalkeeping by Mendy and, shortly after, he was just inches from collecting the ball in a race towards goal in his trademark style before Chelsea’s shot-stopper got there first.

It is a well-documented fact that Vardy has struggled to find himself in such situations at home this season. His goal conversion at the King Power Stadium is as low as 8% so far this season.

But he has experienced this problem a lot less often away from home, where he has boasted a goal conversion of 42.9% in 2020/21.

More importantly, three of Leicester’s next four fixtures take place on the road, against Everton, Fulham and Wolves.

PICKLE RICK

Uncertainty about Leicester full-backs is slowly rising among Fantasy managers following Ricardo Pereira‘s (£5.9m) return to Premier League action after 10 months.

His comeback is timed rather awkwardly for anyone hoping to predict Leicester’s back-four for upcoming matches considering the form of James Justin (£5.0m) and Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) this season.

The former has played every minute of the Premier League campaign thus far, an impressive feat in this exceptional season, and has produced 3.9 points per match in that time.

Meanwhile, Castagne has shown plenty of the same marauding spirit we have come to know of Pereira in 2020/21, exemplified in two key moments against Chelsea.

It was the Belgian who teed up Maddison for his cross-bar shot while he would have been afforded the assist for his long ball forward had Vardy collected possession and slotted past Mendy.

So, where does Pereira fit into the equation? Well, Brendan Rodgers certainly teased Fantasy managers on Tuesday night by deploying him on the right-hand flank of the attacking midfield in the place of Albrighton for the final 15 minutes.

The Portuguese full-back was always going to be someone to monitor upon his return to full fitness, not least because of sustained interest in Justin and Castange.

But if there is a chance of Pereira playing in a more attacking role, then keeping an eye on him just became even more important.

LAMPARD LOTTERY

The task of predicting a Chelsea team has become harder in recent weeks and their form has not helped Frank Lampard in that respect either.

The Blues, who have now lost three of their last five Premier League matches, put in an abject display at the King Power Stadium.

Meanwhile, Kurt Zouma‘s (£5.8m) stock has taken another dip as he failed to register so much as one minute on the pitch in two Double Gameweek 19 matches.

As things stand, only three defenders are selected by more managers than Zouma but the third start in four for Antonio Rüdiger (£4.5m) alongside Thiago Silva (£5.6m) is sure to trigger a fire-sale in the build-up to Gameweek 20.

Lampard also made changes to his attack against Leicester, putting Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.7m) in for Hakim Ziyech (£8.1m), although it is worth pointing out the Englishman has more attacking returns since Gameweek 15 than any other Chelsea asset (two).

Hudson-Odoi was one of the few visiting players to go close on Tuesday night, rippling the side-netting from close range when played through by Christian Pulisic (£8.2m).

Substitute Timo Werner (£9.2m) put the ball in the back of the net but his goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR check.

Leicester City XI (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Fofana, Castagne; Ndidi; H Barnes, Maddison (Pérez 76′), Tielemans, Albrighton (R Pereira 76′); Vardy (Iheanacho 88′).

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): E Mendy; Chilwell, T Silva, Rüdiger, R James; Kovacic, Mount; Pulisic, Havertz (Ziyech 67′), Hudson-Odoi (Werner 68′); Abraham.

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1,202 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jersey Boy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Kyle Walker active on his Instagram previewing the game - invariably means he’ll start. The question is whether or not Zinchenko will make way for Cancelo

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      If Cancelo is benched again I am rage transferring and I don't care about the risks.

      1. Athletico Underachieving
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I’ll be doing the same once I’ve stopped screaming and crying

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Would expect Cancelo at left back then

      3. matiakez
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why does that mean he'll start? (Not saying he won't)

        1. Jersey Boy
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          It’s a trend I have noticed over the years. I may be wrong but is usually the way

      4. Echoes
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Incoming: Cancelo one pointer - part 2

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            No way. He will score 15+

        • NateDogsCats
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I'd expect Cancelo to play but Zinchenko is on a good run in the side, don't think he'll just disappear

          • SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Cancelo almost certain to start IMO

          • Sharkytect
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Any chance of Dias getting a rest? That would make up for the Cancelo chaos

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Nah, Dias is safe

            2. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Nope, none

          • Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            There is not one doubt, not ONE, that Cancelo starts this game. Fully expect Guardiola to start what he thinks is his best XI rn. And that implies Walker RB and Cancelo LB.

            Nth to see here.

            1. Maddamotha
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              You have no clue on what Pep thinks and which tactics he sets up, and who he thinks fit best for this certain match.

              1. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Please come back here when the lineup is out, you will see Im right - Cancelo starts.

                1. jammie26
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Cancelo on the bench again tonight would be highly amusing.

                  • Maddamotha
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Im not saying you are wrong, I think he starts too. I'm just saying you don't really know. What Pep think is his best 11 for a certain match, only he knows.

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Last Man Standing Update (1271 teams)

            Current safety score = 52
            Top score = 124
            LMS average = 76.31 (-4.75) = 71.56
            Players played = 5.98/13.46 (no games left)

            https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Cheers mate, going for the double this year, I want to win last man standing and the cup lol

          • Neevesy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            What's everyones chip strategy?

            I have BB, TC and Wildcard left and want to plan. IE - want to steal someone else's who is better at this game than me lol

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              BB26 will be popular.

            2. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 23 days ago

                There will be a good few doubles this season so I think really it's about seeing what games will be batched together and who's available, you could just hold that until a certain one comes along without really needing to plan. As said above for those with BB GW26 should be useful and will probably be when I use it too so you could try plan for it with your WC before that if you need some work on your team.

                1. NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    *first point is about triple cap

                2. Rains of Castamere
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I used BB this week... 25pts with Areola left. Very happy with that. I have FH and TC left... likely TC in 26 and FH in 29 but depends on how the fixtures turn out.

                3. Breezyy
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  WC 25 BB 26 FH 29 TC in a smaller double maybe Ings in GW 23 if he has Leeds and Newcastle

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Very tempted by that TC myself if those fixtures align although I am worried with Ings being a little up and down with injuries of late (disregarding covid)

                      1. Breezyy
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        That’s true but I feel like they can’t afford to bench him it’s definitely a possibility for me

                        Two goals= 54 points!

                        1. Neevesy
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Thanks All!

                  2. Pukki Party
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Using transfers for a BB26 and wildcarding between 27-29

                  3. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Chips?!?!? What are they?

                4. GoonerGirl
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Hi guys,

                  Who would you remove to bring in Dias alongside Stones:

                  A) Ogbonna (Only West Ham defender)
                  B) Dallas

                  Thank you

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    A

                  2. Breezyy
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    B easily

                  3. The Sociologist
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    B), clean sheets a priority

                    1. GoonerGirl
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Thanks all.

                5. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A lot of managers thinking to get Man Utd defenders but the fixtures are not so good and only 1 cs away from home is not the best case.Also Shaw and Awb are not providing so many assists compare to others.Maybe i am wrong.

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Isn't it 2 in last 2 away?

                    1. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Yeah i forgot Liv.

                  2. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Fixtures are quite decent imo. Also Shaw has created the most chances amongst defenders over the past 4 matches plus he costs only 4.8m.

                    1. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I don't think they will keep a cs from 21-23.Also with double ManCity defenders and Coufal there is no space.

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        West Ham's next 3 fixtures don't seem like clean sheets to me (cry, LIV, avl).

                  3. Chandler Bing
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Oh I wouldn't get their defenders now. They were great picks for 18, 19 and have a great fixture in 20 as well. But that's about it.

                  4. NateDogsCats
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I think there's good potential there for CS if you're willing to hold and play in most of the next few weeks, but you'll have to expect a few blanks too along the way and take the good with the bad. Trying to cherry pick from those fixtures would likely just result in frustration

                    • Fit_to_drop
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Their fixtures are good. OK the good ones are bookending a set of harder fixtures in the middle, but you can't be buying into them, then buying out, then back in again so its a buy from me if you want some Utd coverage on the better fixtures.

                    • wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      thanks all for your thoughts.

                  5. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Play 2 next GW. 1 must be defender
                    A) Robertson (tot)
                    B) Coufal (cry)
                    C) Holding (sou)
                    D) ESR (sou)
                    E) Bamford (new)
                    F) Antonio (cry)

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      E or F and A I guess.

                    2. Pep Roulette
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Bench boost 😉

                    3. Threat Level Midnight
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      This does not make any sense. So you have 4 benched field players?

                      1. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        My question exactly

                  6. Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Play Adams or Soucek?

                    1. Chandler Bing
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Adams. Soucek playing a little deeper with Antonio's arrival. Also, despite being dogshit, Adams is a ST so should always be played over a cheap midfielder.

                    2. Echoes
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Yeah. Soucek not making many runs into the box now with Antonio's arrival, though set peices are always a chance. I have both as well, and leaning towards Adams myself.

                      • Pep Roulette
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        Cheers both

                    3. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Thoughts on Spurs defence over the next 4? Have Reguilon and pondering move for Man U or Justin. Chelsea doesn't seem that threatening a fixture 🙂

                      1. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        I have Dier and keeping but won't be playing him against Pool and City so there's that.

                      2. JeGro
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        I bought Dier for the BGW, but want to get rid of him asap, probably for a cheaper player such as Shaw or Mitchell.

                        I can't help but I'm always very nervous when spurs are playing, because you just know somehow the opponent will likely score. And he is too expensive to put him on the bench. So part of transferring him out will be for my peace of mind 😉

                    4. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Dyche on lack of goals: “When they are really on it they can find goals from different places.
                      I am not over-thinking the fact that they are maybe not as free-flowing because they are still winning and getting points.”
                      Ok Dyche.3 wins in last 10 games.

                      1. Jimmers
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        9 goals in 17 games...............

                      2. Studs Up
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        And he is referring to Pool....right?

                    5. Mufc202020
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Source of KDB injury rumours???

                      1. Steve The Spud
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        The fact he went off last game and took a band on his ankle seems to be the extent of these ‘rumours’

                        1. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Bang*

                      2. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Trust me bro

                      3. No Professionals
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        there is no source.

                        he limped away from a heavy tackle on around 30mins.

                        he left the pitch smiling after 70mins, right after the third goal had gone in.

                        That's not to say it's impossible that something didn't flare up after the game, or he hasn't been hit by a bus.

                    6. One of Those Days
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Pick one to play:

                      A) Coufal
                      B) Soucek
                      C) Raphinha
                      D) Dallas

                      1. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        I would play Raphinha against Newcastle but close call between him and Coufal

                      2. JfA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Raphina Newcastle are in big trouble unless The Bruce is removed after the Villa game.

                      3. JeGro
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Raphinha or Coufal

                        1. Limbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Agreed. Coufal edges it for me - Hammers in great form and he's only second to Digne & TAA in crosses efficiency

                          https://i.redd.it/f9de8144w3c61.jpg

                          1. Danno - Emre Canada
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Wow is that true? I thought his crossing was pretty poor last night.

                      4. Pieterke30
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        Im going for C

                      5. One of Those Days
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        Cheers all

                    7. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Who to bench next week from my front 8?

                      Grealish (bur)
                      Son (LIV)
                      Bruno (SHU)
                      Foden (wba)
                      Pulisic (WOL)
                      Kane (LIV)
                      Bamford (new)
                      Antonio (cry)

                      1. fc_skrald
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Foden or Pulisic

                      2. Poetry in motion
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        BB

                      3. JeGro
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Pulisic for me. Maybe Foden or Antonio?

                        But your problem might solve itself after this week, since Grealish and Bruno are on 4 yellow.

                      4. bitm2007
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Foden because of uncertainty of starts.

                        1. southernrocker1
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Foden will probably be benched in real life.

                    8. McPollolocco
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Digne or Ricardo pereira for a long term?

                        1. JfA
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Well reading that article, if Perraa is deployed in MF with defensive returns it's a no brainer.

                          1. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            yes it makes sense. Albrighton is just plugging a gap, Pereira in that slot would be gold. He'd be in everyone's teams.

                        2. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          I think it's a wait and see

                        3. Limbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Digne

                          No hesitation.

                        4. NateDogsCats
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Digne for GW21 and 22, then see where Ricardo is

                        5. merin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Suggestions for improvements in this team in the coming weeks?

                          Martinez Steer
                          Chilwell Cancelo Coufal Dallas KWP
                          Salah KDB Bruno Son Soucek
                          Antonio Bamford Watkins

                          1 FT, 0 ITB

                          1. Super Saints
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Kane somehow

                            1. merin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Could downgrade Salah and upgrade either Bamford or Watkins?

                          2. bitm2007
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Salah and Bamford to Rowe and Kane leaving MITB for TAA or Robertson, but wait until after Spurs v Pool.

                            1. southernrocker1
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              Bit lightweight up front but otherwise looking pretty decent.

                            2. merin
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Cheers. I guess that means rolling the transfer this week then?

                        6. Bobby Digital
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Will KDB play tonight?

                          1. Super Saints
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            Yep rival has him TC

                          2. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            no one knows.

                            in the absence of any actual info, I'm assuming he will.

                            doesn't matter what we all think really.

                          3. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            No, I capped him and I have 13 / 18 captain fails this season. Benched confirmed, whats the point...

                        7. Atimis
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 23 days ago

                          Who would you consider as a Vardy replacement?
                          Just go for Kane or downgrade?

                          1. southernrocker1
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            I replaced him for Kane last night as I am on a tight budget.

                          2. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            depends on your team. in isolation, and ignoring price, Kane is clearly the best forward.

                          3. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Why replace vardy?

                        8. Gudjohnsen
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Am I ok in benching Martinez, Soucek, Tierney and Mitchell?

                          Rest of team

                          DDG
                          Cancelo, Stones, Coufal
                          Salah, Bruno (C), KDB (VC), Saka
                          Bamford, Vardy, Antonio

                        9. Jon Walter's Hatty
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Anyone using a cheaper Villa defender to cover Martinez?

                          1. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            not right now, but targett is a decent option now that Martinez has gone up significantly.

                            I sold Martinez for Johnstone when the villa game got called off about 5 weeks ago, wow did that move punish me. and i deserved it.

                        10. BenDavies
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Wish we had City ITK's active on twitter so I could know if KDB was benched or not. Would save me worrying for the next 2 hours

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            All sources have him starting the game.

                            I think there is no need to worry.

                          2. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Why worry over something you have no control over?

                            1. BenDavies
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Because I TC'd him and if he doesn't start I will be upset

                              1. Poetry in motion
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                If he's benched, you'll be upset for 2 hours less if you learn 2 hours later

                          3. Pieterke30
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            The City game wont be cancelled bc of the storm. KDB and Cancelo will start. Stop crying everyone!

                            So many guys scared for no reason out here, jeez.

                            1. Studs Up
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Dude, stop forcing the issue that "they will start".
                              Unless you have seen the team sheet, you are also guessing like the rest of us.

                          4. PogBruno
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Surely can't bench him against Villa, one of the toughest games in the league at present

                        11. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Possible chances the City game could be called off? The storm is horrendous here in Manchester

                          1. Pieterke30
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Not gonna happen no, they will play

                          2. Miguel Sanchez
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            No fans probably reduces the chances even further than slim

                            1. UNDERWORLD7
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Not sure I follow

                              1. Pieterke30
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                When they cancel a game bc of weather conditions, its to prevent the public to travel to the ground in dangerous conditions.

                                1. Miguel Sanchez
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  This exactly. The Man City West Ham game in Feb 2020 was called off because Storm Ciara (I think) made it too dangerous for fans to travel to the stadium. Nothing to do with the effects of the Storm on the playing surface or match conditions.

                          3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Only for standing water on the pitch but Im sure they have that covered

                            1. fusen
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              They have a sheet big enough to cover the entire pitch?!

                              1. Pieterke30
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Machines to remove the standing water

                                1. Pepeye
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Raining heavily here but City pitch drains very well

                                  1. Danno - Emre Canada
                                    • 6 Years
                                    2 months, 22 days ago

                                    A champs league game was called off a few years back eh, probably learnt from that.

                        12. McPollolocco
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            With Ricardo pereira back who will make way for him, Justin or Castagne??

                            1. Pieterke30
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              No one, not before several weeks.

                              Then, probably Albrighton or Castagne.

                            2. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Neither potentially, maybe Castagen on occasion. Justin playing too well to be dropped right now.

                            3. JBG
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Rodgers might play him as a RW/RM

                          • Gudjohnsen
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Which 3 to bench?

                            A. Coufal
                            B. Mitchell
                            C. Tierney
                            D. Saka
                            E. Soucek

                            1. Miguel Sanchez
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              B and E - 50/50 between A and C for final spot

                          • The Head-Ake
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            McCarthy | Johnstone
                            Cancelo | Zouma | Taylor | KWP | Dier
                            Raphina | Bruno | Salah | KDB | Soucek
                            Bamford | Davis | Kane

                            1FT and 0l.4 ITB. GW going bad and I don't have some key players so future injuries aside, what moves look great? Thanks 🙂

                            1. JBG
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Zouma out for Dias?

                              1. The Head-Ake
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Wouldn't Stones be better?

                                Any other moves you'd reckon?

                          • PogBruno
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Any news on who the covid affected players are at Villa?

                            1. Pepeye
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              None of their normal first team

                              1. PogBruno
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Thank you

                            2. NateDogsCats
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                9 of their first 11 had covid, although it seems like practically their whole normal playing team has trained this week

                            3. Silent Friend
                              • 9 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Play 1 out of:

                              A) Neto (Chelsea)
                              B) Cresswell (Palace)
                              C) Coufal

                              1. Miguel Sanchez
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                B

                              2. Bobby Digital
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                B

                            4. jimmyabs1987
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Do we think Foden starts?

                              1. Bobby Digital
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Hope not

                                1. jimmyabs1987
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Haha hope so!

                            5. Atimis
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Will be doing Robo to Stones for next week. Also, would you play Adams over one of the defenders?

                              Martinez
                              Justin/Cancelo/Robo*/Coufal/Dallas
                              Bruno/KDB/Salah
                              Vardy/Bamford

                              Martin/Adams/Soucek/Stephens

                            6. PogBruno
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Bench one

                              A) Coufal
                              B) Mitchell
                              C) Soucek

                              1. Bobby Digital
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                C

                            7. built_this_city
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              Rain is horrendous in Manchester

                              1. Pepeye
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Yes the condition of the pitch won't suit City tonight as they don't play long ball

                              2. Footieboot
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  0-0 incoming

                              3. Pepeye
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                2 months, 22 days ago

                                Foden up against Mahrez for final starting spot. Barkley having a late fitness test for Villa

                                1. King Kohli
                                  • 8 Years
                                  2 months, 22 days ago

                                  Any news on Cancelo & KDB?