Scout Notes

The FPL Round-up: Bruno’s latest blank, Pereira’s form and Mitchell’s benching

Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Ross Barkley (£5.9m)
  • Assists: Jack Grealish (£7.7m)
  • Bonus: Emiliano Martinez (£5.1m) x3 Matty Cash (£5.0m) x3 Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) x1

Aston Villa made it 10 clean sheets for the season with a hard-fought win at Southampton.

It was a victory involving another dose of VAR and, less predictably, some post-match musings about the size of John McGinn‘s (£5.5m) backside, but the bottom line was the majority of Villa’s key assets delivering once again.

Ross Barkley (£5.9m) scored the winner when he headed home a Jack Grealish (£7.7m) cross – the fourth attacking return in five Gameweeks for the visitors’ 38%-owned captain.

And while the clean sheet was a fortunate one, it meant a fourth double-digit return of the season for FPL’s most owned goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez (£5.1m).

Currently found in 32.9% of squads, the stopper pulled off some fine saves to deny the Saints.

But VAR helped out too, with a late Danny Ings (£8.4m) goal ruled out for offside by the narrowest of Matty Cash‘s (£5.0m) posterior-based margins, prompting the more generously-proportioned McGinn to later tweet:

Just as well it wasn’t my backside.

Cash had earlier survived a strong penalty shout when a Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) shot grazed his thigh before hitting his arm.

The full-back went on to earn maximum bonus and has now bagged extra points in each of his side’s last three shut-outs.

Some 323,454 Fantasy managers had bought into striker Ollie Watkins (£6.2m) for the encounter. He blanked, but Villa’s schedule is strong enough to offer the promise of returns until Gameweek 31, when things turn decidedly nasty.

As for Southampton, three straight defeats hasn’t prompted major sales of their assets just yet, although a midweek loss at Manchester United might change all that.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Diallo; Redmond, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Walcott, Ings.

Aston Villa XI (4-2-3-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash; McGinn, D Luiz; Grealish, Barkley, B Traoré; Watkins.

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United

Bonus: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) x3 Hector Bellerin (£5.1m) x2 Rob Holding (£4.5m) x2

Defenders were to the fore in a goalless draw as the 56.1%-owned Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) blanked for the fourth time in five matches.

Only Tottenham’s Son Heung-min (£9.8m and 59.8%) is a more popular FPL asset than the Manchester United midfielder, but patience among his owners is surely wearing thin, even if that’s not yet prompted major sales.

Another midfielder, the in-form Bukayo Saka (£5.4m), was left out as a precaution due to a sore hip, much to the chagrin of his 11.8% ownership, but a generally under-strength Arsenal more than held their own against United, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.4m) almost winning it when his free-kick hit the bar.

Previous bonus point magnet Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) rolled back the years with the maximum award, helped by the fact he was one of only two players to provide a big chance on the day.

It was a third clean sheet in five matches for United and a fifth in six for the Gunners.

Of the two teams, the former’s schedule suggests more shut-outs to come over the next few Gameweeks.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Cédric, Holding, D Luiz, Bellerín; Xhaka, Partey; Martinelli (Willian 45), Smith Rowe (Ødegaard 83), Pépé; Lacazette (Nketiah 90+4). 

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay (Martial 37), Fred; Pogba, B Fernandes, Rashford (Greenwood 80); Cavani.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Jordan Ayew (£5.6m)
  • Bonus: Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) x3, Eze x2, Vicente Guaita (£4.8m) x1

A second-half strike from Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) was enough to win a predictably patchy game for Crystal Palace.

In a game of few chances and even less excitement, the main Fantasy news revolved around a third clean sheet in five matches for the home side and the absence of their most popular defender – the 18.1%-owned Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) – to take advantage of it.

He was replaced by Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) as Palace boss Roy Hodgson made six changes, including three at the back.

Further Fantasy salt was rubbed into Mitchell owners’ wounds when his replacement went on to earn the maximum bonus award.

Such an experienced campaigner could well keep Mitchell out of the side for the foreseeable future, although Hodgson showed plenty of appetite for innovation, switching his team to a 4-2-3-1 formation to both nullify Wolves’ midfield and boost the attacking threat of match-winner Eze:

We also think that Eberechi Eze is not a winger. In that position with Wilf (Zaha) to one side of him and Jordan (Ayew) to the other with a target-like centre forward…it might work out for us and get us on the ball more.

It’s a viable system and I think we can certainly get it to work but I think we were probably better when we went to what we’ve been doing when Eberechi went out into a position as a wide midfielder and Wilf went up top alongside Jordan Ayew. I thought we were probably slightly better in that respect.

But it’s not something which I wouldn’t try to do again because I think it’s got possibilities, that way of playing or that tweak in our system.

The experiment didn’t last the entire game, as Hodgson mentioned above, so a rush on Eze will probably have to wait, as will investment in a Wolves side with just one clean sheet since Gameweek 7.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne (Ward 85); McCarthy (Riedewald 45), Milivojevic; Eze, Zaha, Ayew; Batshuayi (Townsend 79).

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho (Fábio Silva 78), Hoever (Traoré 63); Neto, Willian José, Podence (Vitinha 68). 

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Fulham

  • Goals: Kyle Bartley (£4.4m), Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) | Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m), Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Matheus Pereira (£5.6m), Mbaye Diagne | Aleksandr Mitrović (£5.5m), Harrison Reed (£4.4m)
  • Bonus: Pereira x3 Mitrović x2 De Cordova-Reid x1

A surprisingly entertaining relegation scrap ended level in what was a classic game of two halves.

Fulham dominated the first period, but scored just the once, before West Brom improved to snatch the lead, only for substitute Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) to equalise four minutes after coming on.

With neither side pulling up the footballing trees this season, Fantasy interest in the encounter was the disinterested side of muted.

The most popular player on display, the 3.6%-owned Aleksandar Mitrović (£5.5m), made his first start since Gameweek 14 and responded with an assist and two bonus for only his third decent haul of a horribly barren campaign.

But the star of the show was West Brom’s Matheus Pereira (£5.6m), who is one of the few Baggies players clearly thriving under Sam Allardyce’s tutelage.

The midfielder scored, assisted and brought in maximum bonus points for a second double-digit score from his last four starts.

Over that period, he has four goals and an assist, although that fine form is currently only enough for him to squeeze into the top 30 for Gameweek 22 transfers-in.

But aside from a nasty double-header with Spurs and then Man Utd in Gameweeks 23 and 24, West Brom’s fixtures look attractive enough in the medium term to suggest Pereira’s 1.2% ownership might receive a bigger boost.

West Brom XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Gibbs, Bartley, O’Shea (Grant 24), Ajayi, Furlong; M Pereira, Gallagher, Livermore (Phillips 83), Snodgrass; C Robinson (Diagne 45).

Fulham XI (3-4-2-1): Areola; Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina (Tete 81); A Robinson, Anguissa, Lemina (Reed 72), De Cordova-Reid (Cavaleiro 72); Lookman, Loftus-Cheek; Mitrović.

 

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2,029 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Last Man Standing GW21 (1039 teams)

    Safety score = 44
    Top score = 98
    LMS average = 61.11 (-2.03) = 59.09

    110 teams to be removed, 929 through to GW22
    10% or minimum 93 out next GW
    Congrats to all the survivors 🙂

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Forgot to join this year, but if I had my 33 would have seen me out this week!

  2. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    17 green arrows in the last 18 weeks. The perks of having a nightmare start.

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Congratulations Salah © !
    Next GW he'll blank. 😎

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Or be rested if Mane fit.

  4. TNB
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Team for next gw GTG

      DdG
      Konsa-Stones-Holding
      Salah-Bruno-Son-Gundo
      Bamford-DcL-Antonio

      (McCarthy-Dallas-Soucek-Coufal)

      1ft 4.5m itb

      Knowing my luck Soucek will probably get double figures.

    • HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Any news on kane injury extent?

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Timeframe: 3-4 gws but could be more

    • Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Son owners, what are you doing? Keeping or selling for Mane/Sterling/someone else?

      Currently on keep, but could be persuaded otherwise.

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I don’t really want to. If he scores well and it’s likely he will, my rank will plummet.

      2. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Currently keep, but not sure. How did he look today? I haven't managed to see any of the game yet.

        1. Marcin the Pole
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Didn't catch it unfortunately! Was hoping for some opinions on how he looked haha.

      3. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Give him another week

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      DDG
      Cancelo Stones AWB
      Salah Bruno Gundo Barnes
      Antonio DCL Bamford

      Johnstone Chilwell ESR Coufal

      1 FT and 4.3 in the bank

      Should I save??
      Or any other good transfer suggestion? Please

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Save

      2. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Chillwell to PVA?

    • Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Play one:
      A) Martinez (WHU)
      B) Mesiler (EVE)

      1. baines is god
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A by miles

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

        A

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez

      4. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        B will blank, Martinez no longer lucky

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          .... Everton blank possible...

      5. Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez even if is against mancity liverpool etc...

      6. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A

    • baines is god
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Martinez Johnstone
      Chilwell Shaw Cancelo Strujik Mitchell
      Fernandes Salah Gundogan Sterling Grealish
      Bamford Wilson Brewdog

      2 FT 0.1 ITB.

      Tempted to do Mitchell (Who seems to have lost his place) to Kilman as don't think the squad needs major surgery.

      Start Brewdog midweek home to WBA?

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Makes sense with a transfer to burn

      2. OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Definitely not imo. Play 3-5-2.

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Get rid of Johnstone possibly worst keeper ever.

    • OLLY G
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Is Stones to Cancelo worth a hit?

      Thanks.

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Nope

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

        No

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Not right now

      4. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        no

      5. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Jo

    • thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      What should be the priority here please all? 2FT and 0.4itb

      Fabianski (avl)
      Chilwell (tot) - TAA (BHA) - Stones (bur)
      Fernandes (SOU) - Sterling (bur) - Salah (BHA) - Snodgrass (shu)
      Bamford (EVE) - Watkins (WHU) - DCL (lee)

      Steele - Coufal - Anguissa - Kilman

      A) DCL out
      B) Snodgrass out
      C) Chilwell out
      or a combination of?

      1. Reedy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I think I'd be willing to give Chilwell more time if the new manager didn't have a reputation for rotation, but as it is, he looks like trouble.

        Snodgrass is a brave punt, and I admire that. Maybe it's worth giving him the Sheffield game?

        Chilwell to Cancelo would be my move.

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        C

      3. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks both. Chilwell priority then.

        Snodgrass was a punt and had been important for West Brom, but not very attacking so he might have to go too

    • Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Son blank was worth more to me than owning Salah. Go figure.

    • Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Would you start Antonio or Gündogan? Both on pens, will either have a rest?

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Both if poss

        1. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Other players are DCL, Bamford, Grealish, Bruno, Son and Salah so I can't, one has to be benched.

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Son?

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Nah, striker for Spurs in a game they must win and on pens.

      2. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bench gundo, but risky if Jesus doesn't play

      3. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Bench dcl

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Who to start?

      Johnstone or martinez

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        I am between Johnstone and DDG?

      2. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        So much disrespect.

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Has to be Martinez right? But I have Antonio.

      3. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Martinez.

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Brighton's last three Premier League home wins have come in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Wow 😆

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        lolz

      3. A Kun & Mateta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Stat of the century! Amazing they didn't get relegated at that rate.

    • Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Best GK going forward?

      A) Martinez
      B) Pope

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        A, although could cover it by doing Lowton + Targett

    • Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      73 all out but still feel like I had a bad gameweek with 6/11 players blanking. Strange week.

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Apologies if this comes across as a humble brag actually

        1. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          not so humble

      2. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Get lost.

        1. Captain_Shirokov
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          😆

      3. BrockLanders
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Terrible GW

    • Ch0udini
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Johnstone
        Cancelo Stones Konsa Cresswell Justin
        Salah (C) Fernandez (v)
        Bamford DCL Wilson
        Bench: Gundogan Soucek Cavaleiro

        Does it look like madness to play only 2mids?

        1. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          I'd be starting Soucek and Gundo

          1. Ch0udini
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Then benching Cresswell and Konsa seems reasonable I think. Thanks!

        2. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Dreadful week, son captain fail, martinez haul yet again and a drop from 4,9k>10k. Early thought on this sad bunch ?

          Mccarthy
          Cancelo Stones Cresswell
          Son Salah Bruno Soucek Gundogan
          Bamford DCL

          Johnstone Coufal Adams Ayling

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Template or close. Perhaps wait?

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              considering soucek or son > Grealish

          2. BrockLanders
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            I wouldn't change much. Just an unfortunate week

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              frustrating indeed

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Keep the faith, that squad is very good

                1. drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  cheers brock

          3. A Kun & Mateta
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Good rank. Get Martinez maybe (I just did for Pope).

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              yeah maybe I should just to be done with it, killing me every week basically

              1. A Kun & Mateta
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                I sleep better! Martinez out a few months back cost me maybe 40-50 points. Lesson learned!

        3. BrockLanders
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Kane to Bobby Firmino for free??

          1. Captain_Shirokov
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Nah I don't think so. Still more value in midfield atm

          2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            No

        4. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Get another playing GK as Martinez in or play Mendy (tot)?

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Or swap Mendy to Martinez?

          2. Champione
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Mendy, Spurs don’t look very good atm

          3. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Tot as we saw won't score.

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              They will against Chelsea, it's inevitable they'll turn up.

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Under Jose it's as inevitable as ManU winning beforehe was sacked.

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              I do feel superstitious, but Brighton kept cs and Che def was sound. Check the stats. Stats start to work one day.

        5. Champione
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          What to do with 2 FTs here? 0.0 ITB

          Martinez
          Cancelo Dias Shaw
          Salah Bruno Son Gundogan
          Ings DCL Bamford

          McCarthy Digne Targett Lookman

        6. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 7 days ago

          What’s the average after auto subs ?

          1. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Top10k: 60.36(-1.47) = 58.89
            Overall: 49.03(-1.26) = 47.77

        7. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Why hasn't Bale got the Ozil media treatment?

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Because he’s british

        8. CrouchDown
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Correct bench order for next GW?

          Martinez

          Cancelo Digne Dallas

          Sterling(C) Salah Bruno Gundo

          DCL Antonio Bamford

          Subs: McCarthy, Soucek Coufal Mitchell

        9. The Red Devil
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Best Kane replacement?
          Antonio/Watkins/Wilson
          Already got DCL
          Would you bench soucek or gundo next GW?

          1. pablo discobar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Ings if dgw 24.

          2. Ch0udini
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Went with Wilson personally. Newcastle look revived and if they score goals it almost certain he'll be involved.

              Antonio comparable, but have already Cresswell and Soucek and don't want to triple up on WHU

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Any ideas guys? 1FT, 0ITB

            Really want Salah...

            Martinez
            Cancelo | Stones | Cresswell
            Sterling | Bruno | Son | Grealish
            Kane* | Bamford | Antonio

            Steer | Soucek | Dallas | Mitchell

            Thanks all

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              You haveKane from start, right? Probably roll that and be ready for fixture congestion

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah SV 10.8, his CP is 11.1

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Hmm need to decide if you stock or twist with him and no I from there

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    Go from there*

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      Thanks mate

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Kane to Salah is the usual switch.

              If you can't afford it switch Cancelo for Holding or another midfielder out for Matheus Pereira.

              You'll need to take a hit for a quick fix.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah definitely feel I need Salah, but seems common opinion is he’ll be rested against Brighton

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Can't rely upon opinion on here.

                  If Liverpool are going to retain the title they need Salah.

                  Much like KDB is first on Pep's team sheet I'd think beyond the comments on here.

                  Which led to DCL and many captaining Gundogan this weekend.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 7 days ago

                    You reckon get Salah in this week then for a hit?

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 7 days ago

                      I'm saying your call but knowing what you now know, would you have done so on Saturday morning?

                      I don't want to deflect your game.

                      You choose where you spend that cash tied up in Kane for now, or hold 2 or 3 game weeks?

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 7 days ago

                        Long term plan was always Sterling to Salah, of course the Sheff fixture this week meant I was happy to keep Sterling this week.
                        All depends how long Kane is out for now, I noticed Mourinho said maybe 2 weeks in his post match interview.

                        Kane to Ings could be a decent enabler..

            3. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              If Kane is out i would sell Son+Kane for Salah+Dcl/Watkins

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers

            4. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Sterling, Bruno and Son costing lots and returning little.

              This is where your brilliant first half of the season is tested to the metal.

              Personally I reckon there's loads of value outside of the premium midfielders.

              But difficult to find regular points up front.

              3-5-2 the way forward for now?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                True, Sterling bit unlucky to be benched in the Sheff fixture, Bruno gone off the boil a bit but still think he comes good.
                Fancy Son at home to Chelsea I think.

                Hopefully I can get to GW25 and play a good Wildcard, would have been a green arrow this week had I have Salah, so he’s the priority I think, just how I go about it and whether it’s worth a hit this week or I do it the following week for free

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  I think it's worth assets on the pitch but you've got your own calibration which is working with Kane fit.

            5. MessiGOAT
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Get Salah just let him blank with you better than what happened
              Kane to Salah ..it's between Sterling or Son or Soucek to the axe but I prefer getting rid of Sterlo just for the fix's and rotation risk

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                Yeah, Burnley away can be tough too. Difficult decision, I may be tempted to just activate the Wildcard if I can come up with a formula that ‘feels right’

          4. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            ESR to Grealish looking likely, but who to bench?
            A) Gundog (@Bur)
            B) Son (Che)
            C) BamBam (Everton)
            D) DCL (Leeds)

            I think Gundog gets some rest after 60, BamBam may not recover in 48hrs, Son likely to be neutralized in the 3-5-2

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              Man that’s so tough, Gundogan has penalties though, think I’d bench DCL...

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 7 days ago

                May just need to roll it and wait...

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 7 days ago

                  Maybe makes sense!

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 7 days ago

              D

          5. tom_p77
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Any advice on my current set up?

            Martinez
            Cancelo Stones Justin
            Son Gundo Salah Bruno
            DCL Bamford Antonio

            Fabri, Raph, Coufal, Mitchell

            0FT, 3.6ITB

          6. jimmy.floyd
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 7 days ago

            Son to Salah?