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What effect will Ross Barkley’s return have on Villa’s attacking assets?

Aston Villa’s first Premier League match back since their first-team squad was forced to isolate due to a COVID outbreak saw Ross Barkley (£5.9m) return to their midfield.

Barkley took the place of Anwar El Ghazi (£5.8m), with Jack Grealish (£7.7m) moving out into a wide position.

After a strong showing against Manchester City in Gameweek 19, the former Chelsea player looks to have slotted back into the side with ease.

But with so many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers owning Villa assets like Grealish and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m), how will this affect their points potential?

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  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Play 2:

    A) Coufal
    B) Soucek
    C) Holding
    D) Mitchell

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      AB

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      AC

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I hope Holding gets a CS. But Ings might be a huge factor in this one.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yup. Soucek's remarkable dip swings him to first sub for me (out of your options, that is). Mitchell isn't enough to hold the entire West Ham, so he's second sub... Leaving Holding's CS in the hope/expectation of a 0:0 game between two good defences and stoppable attacks

          Coufal will be unanimous

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Great points. Especially about the stubborn defenses of both the teams. The call is between Soucek and Holding actually. I have always favoured the attacker in situations like this but Soucek looked ineffective in the DGW.

    3. Il Capitano
        1 month, 6 days ago

        AB

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thanks!

      • Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        AB and hope Soucek gets an attacking return. All his attacking returns have been without Antonio in the 11.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yes. Last game for him in my team if he looks ineffective again.

      • Aster
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Coufal and Holding

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        The Southampton squad looks like it came from a random name generator:

        Ings, Long, Ramsay, Watts, Vokins, Smallbone, Walker-Peters, Chauke, Tella, Ferry, Valery, Diallo, N'Lundulu, Vestergaard, Tchaptchet

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Hahaha, that made me laugh out loud...

          Thank you sir 🙂

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Always a pleasure 🙂

        2. aborg
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          LOL. So true ! 🙂

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bench?

        A) Robbo (tot)
        B) Cresswell (cry)

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          No other options? A reluctantly

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            this

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Nope unfortunately. Maybe Raphinha but he's up against Newcastle.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Would bench Raphinha before those two

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Interesting!

                Newcastle have been conceding for fun though and Raphinha like Bamford mostly seems to score away from home.

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          A

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

          b

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I'm never benching Robbo. B.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I felt the same for TAA last season. But Palace are one of the worst attacks in the league currently and Cresswell also has great assist potential.

      • SilentLemonMan
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Is there a way to check your old ML tables? Need to settle an argument...

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No - depending on the size of the mini leagues you could copy and paste the season histories into a spreadsheet

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Not before this season methinks. Some guru could probably do it.

        • Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Have exact money for Soucek > Pogba for a hit...

          Yey or Nay?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Not for a hit.

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              ok cheers

              1. hueycho
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I would

          2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Could be a decent move. Looking good at the moment and would prefer him over Rashford.

            Why not a move to Barnes or Maddison instead?

          3. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Neigh.

        • DavidMunday815
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Calvert-Lewin back in Everton training according to the club's official Twitter:

          https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1352588775189315584

          Will be interesting to see what Ancelotti says in his next two press conferences. Some nice fixtures for Everton after the Leicester match...

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            And coincides well with the supporting cast also featuring now.

            1. DavidMunday815
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Exactly. Does feel like Ancelotti is slowly getting the band back together at Goodison!

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes. Track the pressers, monitor for a game or two and get.

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            *adjusts plans the umpteenth time*

          3. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I’ll stick with my beloved Wood, thanks for the offer though

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Giggity.

          1. rubberdignerapids
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Useful!

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I’ve felt this for a while now. Anyone else think Liverpool have simply been found out?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I think Klopp's stubbornness is killing them more than anything else.

          2. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Regression to the mean maybe.

            They were outperforming their stats by quite a margin past 2 seasons.

            1. Xna
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              and now they are underperforming their stats by quite a margin past 4-5 games..

              Forwards are out of form, that is the only issue, a few better finishes, sometimes a few better ref calls, results would've been different, and the discussion would've been totally different, no one would see any issues.

              However, the forwards are completely misfiring atm, and instead of having defensive crisis, it's total the opposite..

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

                I dunno about that. Their chance creation has also plummeted. They aren't creating good chances. Robbo and Trent have seriously dropped their creativity levels as well.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I put this down to our mids being at the back but I’m not so sure it’s that simple.

                2. Xna
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I can agree a bit, but finishing has been worse than chance creating in my opinion, if you have the ball 70% of the time and manage 20+ shots with 6-7 on target, it means you are not clinical enough, Pope was great last night as well...

                  All I'm saying, in the end, it's the result that dictates the talks, and with a bit element of luck, it could have easily been a different talk for the last few weeks..

                  The fun facts that everyone easily foget are: 4 games without scoring, still top scoring team, Salah is still a top scorer with 5 blanks in a row, can't see this slump lasting for too long, knowing the mentality of Klopp and the players, especially now when the rotation options are increasing, someone will step up sooner rather then later.

              2. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                4-5 games is a very small sample size.
                If you look at the past 10 games they are on par with their stats.

                1. Xna
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  this, temporary form, can always change on the course of another 4-5 games

          3. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Think they’re just a bit exhausted, such sustained high levels for nearly three seasons now. The key CBs being out meaning the midfielders are playing further back can’t help. Probably not quite enough squad additions to really take pressure off the key players. Losing Jota was another blow.

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yes the man da bring at the back is a real pain. But I feel opponents have realised exactly what we do. So they sit back and pack the defence, knowing that we are such a small side so us crossing the ball is pointless.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Not sure what that first sentence is.

          4. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            They lack squad depth, I predicted at the start of the season that this would happen and they wouldn’t win the league... magic hey

          5. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Nah. They just look knackered and confidence is draining. A sharper Pool would have won 4 or 5 níl last night and Firmino, Mane or Salah would have nailed Origi chance.

          6. NateDogsCats
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Certainly regarding their dependency on attacks down the flanks by fullbacks, I think a lot of teams have figured out how to deal with the multitude of crosses (helps that Pool don't have much height at the top of the pitch) and have learned how to block more of them down or close off the crossing space. But I also think Klopp trying to move Salah into a more central position with Firmino in behind hasn't really worked too well

            • thegaffer82
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              They don't have a particularly deep squad in the forward areas.

              When Mane, Salah & Bobby are all firing, it matters not a jot. But, right now, and with Jota injured, they are struggling to change it up

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Atletico gave them a jolly good bumming home & away last February & they've never really been the same since then

              I was shocked at Klopp's sensitivity to Keane calling them Sloppy in the win vs. Arsenal back in GW3 though - for me that was clear evidence all was not well behind the scenes, never seen Klopp rattled like that until then - and low & behold they go & concede 7 to Villa the next week

              They'll likely snap out of this run they're in as they have too much quality not to, but at the same time they'd want to do it sooner rather than later

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yeah I’m a huge fan of Klopp but that was so embarrassing.

            • Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              They need milk

              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Soy or oat?

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Cow milk

            • Danno - Emre Canada
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              There’s a multitude of reasons, fatigue with the high press game, mids who are needed there plying at the back, CBs out also meaning dead ball threat gone meaning assists for Robbo/TTA. Does Thiago slow the game down. Were Liverpool outperforming last season or teams underperforming? No CBS is a huge issue I feel. The transfer of the ball from the back quickly to the mids and then on is a hug miss and as last night shows just end up gloating balls into the box against taller bigger players. The money men should get their cheque book out.

              1. Danno - Emre Canada
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Also are there contract issues behind the scenes?

                1. Danno - Emre Canada
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  And squad depth, look at what losing Jota has done. Mina and Origi are just not quite the same.

          7. Aster
              1 month, 6 days ago

              De Gea

              Dias-Cancelo-Dallas-Coufal

              Bruno-Kdb-Son-Saka

              Antonio-Bamford

              Bench: Mccarthy, Shaw, Wilson, Soucek

              Now with KDB out I was thinking KDB-Gundogan, Soucek-Maddison (4 pts hit). What do you think?

              1. Jacktastic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I like it

                1. Aster
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Thanks!

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Bruno EO next GW? 140% sound right?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Probably more

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Probably right

              3. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                On WC

                A. Salah, Maddison, Gundogan
                B. Mane Barnes, Foden

                1. rubberdignerapids
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  A, but I prefer Barnes to Maddison

                2. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  A

                3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  A

                4. Il Capitano
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    A

                  • Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Cheers everyone

                5. CloudSky
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Kevin De Bruyne on his injury: "I'm alright, I'm alright. It's part of football. It's not too bad. I'm getting old you know. I'm 30 in the summer!"

                  Kevin on Twitch yesterday, while he streamed Fortnite.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    What 30 year olds still play Fortnite?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      40 year olds too.

                    2. Danno - Emre Canada
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Haha I bet there’s plenty on here

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Ha. Do you consider that old?

                    3. CloudSky
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      29 year old* 😀

                  2. Pukkipartyy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    U think he ready for the next game?

                    1. CloudSky
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      No.

                6. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  TAA has lost the ball 113 times in the last 4 GWs... lol and people thought he was better than AWB

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    His place in the Euros could be under threat given how many RBs England have

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Consider him gone

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Southgate smart/ bold/ nimble enough to do that?

                        1. Ze_Austin
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          I've considered Pickford gone far too many times to think this can happen

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            The guy who feels Pickford is the best keeper in the country would continue believing in TAA's abilities.

                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    He has always been a crosser. Never a defender. And now he has lost that super power too.

                  3. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    0% (0/18) success rate on crosses last night as well

                  4. bros
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Agree, Trent has been awful this season, watched the game last night and he was woeful imo.

                  5. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    It summed his game of late up the last kick of the game when he just misplaced his pass by ten feet straight out!

                  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Hope he isn't going to do a Delle Alli & end up peaking with superhuman displays at 19/20 years of age then just gradually fade into mediocrity

                  7. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Had Corona and an injury. Whole team struggling, so not to worry.
                    Won't have him in my team though!

                  8. tisza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Teams been attacking him ever since Leeds exploited him first game of the season.

                7. gellinmagellan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Leno
                  Robertson Cancelo Coufal Taylor Strujic
                  Salah Son Soucek Fernandes Raphinha
                  Vardy Bamford Antonio

                  1 FT 0.9 ITB. What should I look to do?

                8. DagheMunegu
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  KDB to Raz for free ?

                  1. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Sterling is overpriced for me so no.

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Gundogan a better option than Raheem for nearly 6m less

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    No

                9. tafrère
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  How come Southampton have a blank gameweek 33 ?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    All Saints Day

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Wayooo

                  2. Black Knights
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Shouldve played City who are in a cup final.

                10. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Reports saying Odegaard is close to a loan move to Arsenal... consider Smith Rowe done as an option now

                  1. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Still a decent 5th mid.

                  2. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    One of La Liga’s best players last year playing on loan for Real Sociedad. Was called back to Real Madrid because of that, and noone seems to understand why Zidane suddenly quit playing him. It’s the Norwegian Haaland in midfield

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

                  Gundogen seems a bit like a trap? Anyone else getting those vibes?

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yes massively, not touching him

                  2. bros
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Nope, look at his last 7 games!

                  3. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    No

                  4. tafrère
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Why ?

                    He has form, fixtures, he's on pens and good stats.

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Because he’s suddenly hit the form of his life at the age of 30? Seems fishy to me

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        It was predicted when his position was changed. So no hindsight there. Seems you have an issue with 30 yr olds.

                        1. Pukki Blinders
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Hahaha

                        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Hahahahahaha!

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

                      He's been in the league for years and never been an asset in FPL, feels he has spiked some points of late but they are yesterdays points and we are trying to find tomorrows. His stats are good for his value, but no better than Saka, Pereirra, El Ghazi and Lookman over the same 6 week period. (I am not saying to get any of those tho)

                      I can just see him reverting to the mean and then trying to get him out

                      I am also coming from the mind frame that his is similar price to a city def, that to me seems a better place to spend a city spot and your money

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        An incredible amount of people on here predicted his points would jump once Pep changed his position. Exactly that has happened. It’s so glaringly obvious. Anyway, don’t want to try and convince anyone.

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

                          i dont have city slot, triple city def which has worked out very well. Just interested to hear what others are seeing with Gundo. Ownership of 4% currently, could work out very nice, i'm just wary

                  5. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    He is but I’m still falling for it

                  6. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Even if he is, he is 5.5. A lot of people here are expecting him to return like he is 13.0. Low risk, high reward. He enables other premiums.

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

                      This

                    2. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Defo. Well said.

                  7. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Its Soucek price for ManC mid with penalty. How can that be a trap.

                    1. tafrère
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      This.

                  8. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Am on Foden, but the pens might sway me.

                  9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Even if he is I would rather have a Soucek playing for City and on pens rather than a Soucek playing for West Ham!

                12. Weasel Boy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Robbo + Podence >Dias + Gundo -4?

                  1. bros
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yes defo

                  2. GenerationalTalent
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Looks good

                13. mojoindojo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I can seen the member restricted content in this article.
                  Is it only me or the restriction is broken?

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Thanks!

                    Appreciate you letting us know 🙂

                14. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Which of these do you prefer (don't own kane)

                  A. Kdb and Souceck > Gundo and son -4

                  B. Kdb and ESR > Gundo and son -4

                  C. Just kdb > gundo and hold souceck and ESR

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Only KDB to Gundo. In gw21 I'd bring Spurs players.

                  2. Big Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    A for me. ESR is a great 5th mid. Fancy Son v Liverpool tbh so think it pays off

                  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    KDB to Gundo for 20
                    Soucek to Son for 21

                15. aborg
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Anything confirmed about how long KDB will be out for?

                  1. Big Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Rumoured a doubt for the Liverpool game so could be 4 GWs

                    1. aborg
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Wow ok. Cheers

                  2. Corgzzzz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Im confused, seen on twitter that KDB is saying he is fine ?? I have watched the game and and no point does it look like he had a hamstring issue.........yes he was rubbing his leg but that could be muscular..........

                    1. aborg
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Yes I’ve watched the game too and did not look that bad.
                      Are the injury news just rumors though ?

                      1. Corgzzzz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Who knows, but I am holding until I hear otherwise.........

                    2. NateDogsCats
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I'd say he just meant he's fine as in it's not a really serious injury, but that being said I've seen people giving different time estimates between 2 and 4 weeks. If it looks like 2 weeks as opposed to 4 is a possible estimate I might just take my chances and hold. I'm moving Salah out currently anyway which let's me upgrade my fodder FWD spot so I'm not really missing out for now

                  3. Big Hippo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Help please. Tempted to WC...

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo / Dias / Dallas / Cresswell
                    Grealish / Salah / Bruno / Soucek
                    Vardy / Bamford

                    Steer / KDB* / Mitchell / Brewster

                    Could do nothing, or KDB out for a -4, or KDB & Brewster to Gundo & Kane for a -8 (which gets me into WC territory imo).

                    What do we think? Cheers

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

                      i defo wouldn't WC that, what move have you already done?

                    2. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Don't WC this and don't make early transfers...

                  4. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Anything worth a hit here? Can swap Soucek or Wilson to any other option for a hit?

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo Stones Coufal
                    Bruno(c) Rashford Son Gundogan
                    Martial Wilson Antonio

                    Areola Soucek Mitchell Holding

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Nah, I wouldn't take a hit for anything.

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

                      all good, you have an eye on Martial to Vardy next week?

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Not sold on Vardy - think Maddison or Barnes is where the points will be.

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

                          Barnes interest me the most

                    3. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      I'd shift Wilson out.

                      Think they'll struggle at Villa and home to Leeds and away to Everton from memory.

                      Palace at home may be their chance for returns.

                      Of course they could rock up and beat Villa but it doesn't look likely.

                      1. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Who to? Kane? Vardy? Think I actually prefer upgrading Soucek and playing 5 in midfield

                  5. GenerationalTalent
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Martin Ødegaard looking very likely to join Arsenal on loan. I’ve never seen him play, how likely is he to instantly get a place?

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Looks like one for the Cup teams and Europa league

                  6. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Team restructuring going on with many?

                    Salah, KDB, the Pogba effect on Bruno...

                    Shift towards Spurs, Leicester and ?

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

                      Shift towards a significantly stronger frontline for me

                      1. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yes, that is where I also am. Vardy and Kane.

                        But who to get in midfield, apart from Son?
                        I am keeping Bruno though.

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

                          YC situation aside, i think Grealish will come good now Ross is back

                          1. tomasjj
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Yes, he is still there, even if he isn't really putting points up lately.
                            Looking at Arsenal, wondering who to get . Saka and Tierny, but don't think anyone else.

                        2. OneMan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Maddison and Gun are good options. Grealish is also due a run with those fixtures.

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

                      it seems managers are struggling to spend their budget. I'm looking at 442 with some more money in def.

                      I feel its a good week to save, take stock and then see how the next rounds goes with an eye on leicester guys vs Leeds

                      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        This was the plan before KDB got injured.

                      2. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yes, I also sense an upgrade at the back, and shifting to 442.

                    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Moving to 3 up top starting 21 - Kane, Vardy, Bamford

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

                        This but DCL over Bamford with an eye towards getting Ings GW23 if the DGW goes through

                        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Yes. I will probably reshuffle to Kane, DCL, Ings if the DGW is announced. Will monitor DCL and Bamford first though over the next three.

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Did you smell it like 17th time in a row haha

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Yes sir.

                  7. FantasyHero
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Kdb -> sterling/gundo (depends on cup game)
                    Dallas -> Stones
                    For -4 ?
                    Squad:
                    Martinez
                    Coufal cancelo dier Mitchell dallas*
                    Maddison Bruno kdb* son bisaouma
                    Kane Wilson Bam

                  8. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Arrrr so I missed this. There was a slight pull up, hold and signal by KDB.
                    https://twitter.com/l__mcfc/status/1352278463856705538?s=21

                  9. OneMan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Bench 2 out of these
                    Son (A) Pool
                    Kane (A) Pool
                    Dias, (A) West Brom
                    Shaw (H) Sheffield