Scout Notes

Fernandes punishes Saints’ ailing defence as Man United face more appealing fixtures

Man United 9-0 Southampton

  • Goals: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), Edinson Cavani (£7.9m), Anthony Martial x2 (£8.7m), Scott McTominay (£4.9m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m), Daniel James (£6.2m)
  • Own goals: Jan Bednarek (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Luke Shaw x2 (£4.8m), Mason Greenwood (£7.0m), Rashford, Fernandes x2, Martial, Wan-Bissaka
  • Red cards: Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m), Bednarek
  • Bonus points: Fernandes x3 Wan-Bissaka x2 Martial x1

Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) left it late to equal his best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) haul of the season as Manchester United feasted on nine-man Southampton.

The midfielder scored one goal, a penalty, and set up two more – all from the 69th minute onwards – with his 17-point performance making him the highest points scorer in FPL at the time of writing.

He’s now also close to being the game’s most popular asset as Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min (£9.7m) continues to leak owners while Fernandes brings them in.

The match with Southampton effectively ended as soon as Alexandre Jankewitz (£4.5m) marked his first league start with a truly awful challenge on Scott McTominay (£4.9m) that led to his dismissal after a mere 79 seconds.

United were four up by half-time, with notable contributions from left-back Luke Shaw (£4.8m), who provided two assists, and striker Edinson Cavani (£7.9m).

So notable, in fact, that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subbed them both off during the interval, thus robbing Shaw’s 3.7% ownership of clean sheet points and, probably, bonus.

His switch was purely tactical, whereas Cavani’s was precautionary.

“He got a bad tackle on his ankle, so there was no point taking any risks. Hopefully it won’t swell up too much.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Anthony Martial (£8.7m) replaced Cavani and filled his boots, while another clean sheet for United – five of their eight for the season have come over the last eight Gameweeks – was rather lost among the carnage going on at the other end of the pitch.

Principal among that was the red card for the 11.5%-owned Jan Bednarek (£4.9m) which, when added to nine goals conceded and a first-half own goal, handed him an eye-watering -7 score on the night – the worst ever single-match FPL total as far as can be ascertained.

They also face an in-form Callum Wilson (£6.6m) next time out, which is certainly likely to encourage some investment in the Newcastle man.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl was suitably aghast post-match.

“What can I say? It is horrible. But we stood up after the first 9-0 (against Leicester) and we have to do that again.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

As for United, their chances of such a repeat are decidedly slim, but their immediate fixtures (EVE wba NEW che) offer more clean sheet chances ahead of Gameweek 27’s Manchester derby.

Small wonder, then, that Shaw and the equally excellent Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m) are currently the top two transfers-in for Gameweek 23 at the time of writing.

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw (van de Beek 45), Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Fred; Rashford (James 60), B Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani (Martial 45).

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, J Stephens, Bednarek, Ramsay; Djenepo (Tchaptchet 78), Jankewitz, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Adams, Ings (Redmond 70).

Newcastle 1-2 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m) | Jairo Riedewald (£4.4m), Gary Cahill (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Callum Wilson (£6.7m) | Eberechi Eze (£5.8m)
  • Bonus points: Riedewald x3 Eze x2 Shelvey x1

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Newcastle as they found more success since ditching 4-4-2 and finding in a new formation.

The victory was their second in four days, both of those wins coming since experimenting with a 4-2-3-1 system that has seen Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m), Eberechi Eze (£5.8m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) take up attacking-midfield positions behind Michy Batshuayi (£5.7m).

But the win did come at a cost, with their most popular regular starter, the 15.3%-owned Zaha, coming off after 57 minutes with what was reportedly a hamstring issue.

Hodgson was worried enough to talk darkly post-match about his star man not normally getting injured, before adding:

“No news on it. We’ll have to get it assessed first of all. That will take some time and I don’t think I will know the extent of the injury before Thursday.” – Roy Hodgson

Zaha had enjoyed a modest hop in ownership levels ahead of a decent schedule now involving Leeds and Brighton away and home matches with Burnley and Fulham.

Should he miss out, Eze could fill the void on the left-hand side of midfield, with an assist at St James’ Park making it back-to-back returns for the midfielder.

Meanwhile, Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) has started each of the last two matches, keeping Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m) on the bench in the process, perhaps suggestion Hodgson feels the Dutch international is more suited to 4-2-3-1 than his understudy.

Newcastle out-shot their opponents 21-6 as manager Steve Bruce’s newly-found taste for attacking football, influenced by new coach Graeme Jones, went unrewarded.

But there was at least a third straight match with a return (an assist) for their most-owned asset, Wilson (24.8%), to keep Fantasy managers happyish.

The team’s short-term schedule don’t inspire confidence, however. 

Facing a Southampton side drained of first-team talent could be appealing but after that, Newcastle have trips to Chelsea and Manchester United.

Newcastle United XI (4-5-1): Darlow; Lewis, Clark (Carroll 89’), Schär, Manquillo (Gayle 77’); Fraser, Hendrick (Saint-Maximin 63’), Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Wilson.

Crystal Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, Clyne; Milivojevic, Riedewald (Kouyaté 90+2’); Zaha (Townsend 58’), Eze, Ayew; Batshuayi (Benteke 73’).

Sheff Utd 2-1 West Brom

  • Goals: Jayden Bogle (£4.3m), Billy Sharp (£5.5m) | Matt Phillips (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Chris Basham (£4.6m), John Egan (£4.7m) | Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m)
  • Bonus points: Sharp x3 Egan x2 Phillips x2

A third win in five matches continued Sheffield United’s painstaking climb back to Premier League relevance in a bottom-of-the-table clash that was predictably lacking in genuine quality.

Key Fantasy points were equally elusive, with the in-form West Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira (£5.7m), who had four goals and an assist to his name from the previous four outings, kept very quiet indeed.

Brought in by 99,376 FPL managers for the match, he had two shots, neither of which were on target, as boss Sam Allardyce went for a deep-lying counter-attacking team that snatched a first-half lead – with new signing Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) producing a second straight assist – and then frittered it away after the break.

The equaliser came from cut-price defender Jayden Bogle (£4.3m), who managed to be joint-top of the attempts table on the night (with three), before Billy Sharp (£5.5m) scored his third goal of the season to win the game on 73 minutes.

Sheffield United’s most-owned FPL asset, striker Rhian Brewster (£4.5m and 7.4%) had another night to forget – even by his currently sorry standards.

He was about to be introduced for Sharp when the veteran forward scored the winner, prompting Brewster to be returned to his socially-distanced seats in the stands.

The Blades are clearly now moving in the right direction, but unless their defence can finally start keeping clean sheets – they’ve managed just the one to date – there is little to tempt Fantasy managers.

West Brom, meanwhile, are a curious mix of the utterly terrible and the faintly okay, but an immediate schedule involving Spurs away and a visit from Manchester United doesn’t exactly demand investment.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Ampadu, Egan, Basham; Bogle, Fleck, Norwood (McBurnie 45’), Lundstram, Baldock (Lowe 44’); Sharp (Burke 86’), McGoldrick. 

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-4-1-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Ajayi, Bartley, O’Shea; M Pereira, Snodgrass, Livermore, M Phillips (Gallagher 74’); Diagne (Robson-Kanu 68’); C Robinson (Grant 68’).

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573 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Malkmus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A'noon all. What to do here? 2FT's 3.7 ITB, don't fancy burning a FT

    Edison
    Stones - Justin - Coufal
    Salah - Bruno - Grealish - Son - Gundogan
    Antonio - Bamford

    Subs - DCL, Target, Struijk

    A - Stones to Cancello
    B - Strujik to Mitchel
    C - Other

    Ta!

    1. goblin140
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'd definitely do A for upside. Struggling myself with 2 FT, see below pls

      1. Malkmus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks, see below for my tuppenceworth

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why B? Michel hasn't been playing right?

  2. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone managed to find a team with Leno, Luiz and Bednarek in it?
    What worst score you can find?
    My mini leagues have only 2 Bednarek owners, 1 benched, 1 played

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mike Dean's matchup maybe?

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      There was one floating around on Twitter.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ouch

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Legendary!

    3. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Found someone who had TCd Bednarek... :/.

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

        -14 seems to be the worst I can find from a 'serious' team (one of those is c.2mil OR)

  3. goblin140
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any early thoughts on this team? I have 2 FTs and 0.4 ITB and don't see any transfer options (yet).

    Martinez 4.0
    Cancelo Dias Dallas Coufal Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Sterling Grealish Soucek
    Antonio Bamford Wilson

    Thanks

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Looks solid.
      Soucek / Mitchell / Sterling I would see as your only players potentially worth trading.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Similar position to me
      I’m thinking 2nd Utd attacker or defender
      Also potentially a Chelsea defender if it becomes clearer

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mitchell to Kilman? Probably nothing in it but don't fancy Palace defence much at all tbh even were he to get back in. More likely starter anyway

    4. Malkmus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good, the only one to move out would be Dallas imo as Leeds don't keep cs but certainly not critical. Maybe to Target for villa dgw?

    5. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      just do mitchel to playing and nailed def and float the other

  4. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Still have Reguilon - no brainer to move for AWB?

    Main alternative would be to switch Dias into Ederson for free over 2 weeks as a hedge against DGW benchings. Idea there would be to hold Reg until 26 fixtures are known to try and give me a no WC full set in defence.

    Current defence

    Mendy xxxx
    Cancelo Dias Targett Digne Regulion

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

      Shaw over AWB

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I actually prefer AWB over Shaw. Reasons being, AWB never gets subbed, rarely rested, less Yellows (could be wrong here). Shaw beats him on Price and assists.

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

        Just wondering about security of starts - I know there isn't a lot in it but AWB does seem that bit more secure. I've been on the verge of getting Shaw for weeks now as serial AWB sceptic for attacking returns!

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

          I think Shaw is fairly nailed on. With CL kicking in I expect Telles to start those games. His chance creation stats are second to none.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            EL you mean, I wish it was CL.

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think if the last game is anything to go by, and Spurs do not have an 'out ball' so to speak (in Kane) that can relieve them, then they are going to be playing a lot of football in their own half. Hence I would expect goal concession to rise. Regardless of opponents.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Even a broken clock is right twice a day

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not a digital one on 24hr setting. Only right once a day.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          If it was broken wouldn’t it just be off?

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Still plugged in but the ticker snapped.

      2. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not if the problem is its hands fell off

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

    Your thoughts on Son, is here really worth getting for WBA game?
    Antonio or Son if you could bring only one for the next week? Or maybe get some additional United attacker?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Depends if scores tomorrow

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Don’t know yet.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think Son is right now the definition of 'dont buy and dont sell'

    4. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I don't think it matters what happens in tomorrow's game, it's West Brom - they are truly awful.

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

      Agree with dbeck.

    6. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It feels like he is "due" a goal or two but WBA will probably par the bus and that is not ideal for Son's potential returns.

  6. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    2FTs and 8.2 burning a hole ITB.

    Martinez, Dallas and Cancelo are staying, so which of my remaining DEF to upgrade to AWB:

    a) Coufal
    b) Holding
    c) Stones

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Southampton entire team scored a total of -7pts in yesterday’s game 😆

    1. Dynamic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      That is still 14 points more than my triple captain 🙁

      Stop rubbing it in!

      1. cutch
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I sort of remember that in your posts from last night he was only a simple (not triple) captain...

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Hes clearly making it up

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

        Yesterday he was captain only. Link team?

        1. cutch
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I'm glad that I'm not the only who remembers that

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

            Just sad that after 9 years he post something like this and loose all trust in the future.

            1. Brimble82
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Right!
              What’s the point?
              Not funny. Not clever. Just a bit odd!

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Oh God

    3. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Can only get better in the next game...

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Need to update your team link

  8. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    cancelo or dias?

    1. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Both are great picks. Dias lower ceiling of points but guaranteed starter so far. Cancelo much more explosive and involved in the attack. More upside in Cancelo but is prone to more rotation. Depends on your other defenders. I would look to have both right now

      1. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks for the input mate, appreciated...

    2. cutch
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I've got both. If I had to choose one it would depen on my subs:

      I see Dias more nailed (for the time being), so I'd choose him if my bench were poor.

      And I see Cancelo with a higher ceiling, so I'd choose him if I had a good bench to cover his (not so many) absences.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dias has more points in the last 10 GWs than Cancelo, just FYI.

  9. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Laporte will be regular CB with Dias?!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I
      Doubt it.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I just don't understand the thinking behind this, Laporte was dropped earlier in the season for Stones when Pep said something about them needing to make less mistakes at the back, they've since being on an amazing defensive run and built a title challenge on the back of it, why would he suddenly break up that partnership? It was a rest against the team that are bottom of the league.

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It's a fair point but following your logic, if Pep felt he needed to rest one, why didn't he rest the one that had played every match so far this season?

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          He might do that tonight. There was a cup game where he gave Stones and Dias a half each, right?

          1. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yes that's a good answer, he might indeed rest Dias tonight and it could be Stones & Laporte who start.

            I guess we'll find out soon enough ...

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              It's just a common misconception that Laporte lost his place because of injury when Pep made it clear that it was performance related.

  10. cutch
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    My captain is Salah and my vice captain is Gündogan. Is there any chance that neither of them play today? Looking for some confidence after a whole day of irrational fears.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No aside from a late injury etx

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yes I’d say so.

      1. cutch
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You're not helping 😀

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

      I think Salah gets a maximum of 65mins

      1. cutch
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I buy anything over 60 😀

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Didn’t see the game yesterday. Was Man Utd good or just lucky?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      They were pretty good, but like when saints played spurs they didnt seem to adjust their game and left themselves wide open.

      Ref/VAR helped exaggerate the score.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      united were good but some factors contributed which wont occur every week.

      1. Soton had 9 first team players out, playing a mix of youngsters and meaning the team lacked chemistry
      2. Red card after 2 mins
      3. Soton arent a bus team, there defensive system involves a high press from the entire team, due to points 1 and 2 they couldnt deploy it at all and with not the coaching or players to just dig in,they were ripe for a huge beating. We've seen it before with Soton

      Credit to united, looked good

    3. cutch
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      They were pretty good, with some luck involved. The fact that there was such an early sending off helped as well, of course... but so many times teams can't find a way to beat rivals playing with 10 men, so credit where it's due.

      1. cutch
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Having said that, it might have ended "only" 6-0... But there was that penalty and then, Soton definitely stopped any intent of fighting.

    4. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Saints started the game with young debutants, only one senior outfield player on the bench and we’re down to 10 men from 2mins.
      Utd were great, but there’s a lot of context to take into account!

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

      They had the perfect conditions to spank someone 9-0 and they did it. So good, yes, but it's pretty much useless in terms of judging future returns

  12. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Southampton request that both Mike Dean & Lee Mason don’t officiate in their matches again in the near future after both were involved in controversial decisions vs Utd & Villa

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Understandably

    2. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I wish they could fine the referees too

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Shocking refereeing yesterday - and that’s from a Utd fan!

      The 2nd sending off was a particular ‘lowlight’

      Took about 7 minutes to come to the wrong decision

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        The reason he got a red was because, "he didn't attempt to play the ball".

    4. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      For real?

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah, the news is everywhere. You could google it as well.

        This bullsht has been going on for so long now & it needs to end. Last season I can’t remember the team that got knocked out of the league because of a controversial decision which made Villa survive.

        The season before Cardiff vs Chelsea, I remember how Neil Warnock was fuming after they lost to Chelsea through a controversial decision which also affected their survival.

        But this season, it is just too much, it needs to end. I am disappointed

    5. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nothing wrong with sendings off in my opinion, the Adams (dis) goal was harsh but it was 4-0 at the time

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ings goal vs Villa?

        Adams wasn’t even offside vs Utd, 4-0 at the time doesn’t mean a goal should get chopped off

  13. tricpic
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Went to bed with ten mins to go last night frustrated that Fernandes (c) was sitting on just one assist.

  14. tricpic
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone TC Bednarek I wonder?
    -21 would be a pretty epic score.

    1. kime67
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      yes. 1 person xD

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Don't encourage him...

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Someone on last page had a gravatar of Bednarek TC as though taken from FPL page...

      But I’m fairly certain it’s Photoshop wankery going on

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        FPL confirmed on Twitter only one player in the game TC him and it wasn't the guy on here.

      2. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah, that’s BS.
        Yesterday it was C. Today it’s TC.

    4. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      And the 31 managers with Leno, Luiz & Bednarek!
      Not bad enough that you’ve got -11 from 3, but you then have to address three suspensions for GW23!!!

  15. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I need to clean up in defence with Trent Robertson Dias Cancelo...

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      or just hope for a 0-0 next week

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This could happen

  16. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    -4

    Ings>Wilson
    Foden>Grealish

    ?

    Already have Antonio and Dcl

    1. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martinez

      Coufal, Dallas, Dier
      Son, Foden, Bruno, Salah
      Antonio, Ings

      Button, Dcl, Dias, Smith Rowe

      1FT 2.2 ITB

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      can you just do Foden to Jack?

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That seems a good shout, yeh was thinking that Ings plays against Newcastle.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          i'd do that, not hit needed

          Remember, soton lost 9-0 to leicester and then went on a good run

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Soton just have too many injuries.

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              word

  17. kime67
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    anyone else gonna bench all man city next week?

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Stones and Foden for me to play Coufal and Son.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dias and Gundogan not Cancelo..

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      i'll still play at least one defender, top 6 ties this week have been cagey and low scoring. Plus city def is by far the best def in the league regardless of opposition

    4. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Think I’m gunna bench Stones but the other 2 play for me (Gundo & Cancelo)

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

      I'm benching one of Cancelo or Dias for sure.

    6. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nope, atleast not my defenders

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I dont have the luxury to bench anyway 😀

  18. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What are you doing with city players as the next fixtures are not really good?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I am likely to move off my triple city def, if stones doesnt start i'll move him to Rudiger I feel. Will be holding other two due to doubles comingup

      1. The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ok I see. I will probably sale as well..

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      50-50 on Gundogan. defenders will stay.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Fixtures coupled with rotation risks don’t make good forecasts

  19. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Great. Adrian in goal tonight.

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Source?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Dunno. Mate told me Alison and the other geezer clashed heads in training. Bit annoying.

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Lucky they’ve got a solid new CB pairing to sure up the defence! Hahaha

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah. Our luck has been mad.

            1. Brimble82
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Isn’t Kelleher ahead of Adrian now?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Yes. But he clashed heads with Alisson apparently. Would be incredibly unlucky if true.

                1. Bubz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Surely not 😆

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    If it’s true it’s just cursed.

                2. Brimble82
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  That would be truly insane if true!

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Like our luck is just so bizarre.

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Same mate that told you about Greenwood and Auba?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yes.

            1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Looking forward to seeing Alisson or Kelleher in goal then

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Liverpool’s resurgence in tatters

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        The two new centre backs will wipe each other out next.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          More likely Adrian will accidentally punch one of them in the face!

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Ha. That is his thing.

    3. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Heck!

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Adrian lost his 2nd choice, if Allison is out, it wont be Adrian that plays

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It will.

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Last game Allison was out, Kelleher started and Adrian was on the bench

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah but Kelleher is injured.

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

    Bench?

    A) DCL (mun)
    B) Gundo (liv)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dom

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A.

    4. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  21. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Alrighty. What to do with McCarty? 2ft and plenty itb. Who to get instead?

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mendy

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pope fixtures for next block look good, i'd look at him

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DDG

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        His general ceiling is 6 points but he always seems to have a mistake in him

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yes that was my logic for not getting him. But I wish I had.

    4. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martinez - set and forget. GK points generally have a low ceiling unless it's Martinez or Pope that love double digit CS and save points

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He kept Bamford, so that's a good sign.

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ancelotti just has to check FPL to get Leeds’ line up?

        Not that easy is it?

        1. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Meanwhile Bielsa will still be sending someone to hide in the bushes to spy on Everton during training. He needs to get himself onto Twitter.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It’s a funny little account.

      1. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It is.

        Unfortunately it's not actually of any use for FPL since we only find out after the deadline.

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The physio took out Raphinha before the LEI game where he picked up the injury. Can't read much into it

  22. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Start one:

    A)Foden
    B)Dcl
    C)Smith Rowe

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      DCL

    4. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks guys

  23. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Salah hat trick tonight please!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      This or to not play at all.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        He must play. SonVC

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Bruno for me.

          1. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yikes!

            Bruno(C) next gw for me hun

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It doesn’t happen when your VC has scored so highly.

      Sod’s law I think is the reason

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Yes but I hope we get lucky tonight

      2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        The last two GWs with Cancelo and Salah VC definitely doesn't feel great

  24. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    If Spurs/Son have a poor performance against Chelsea and Kane still out for the WBA game, I think I'm going to risk going without Son.

    I'm thinking Raphinha or Soucek to Grealish. Looking for thoughts and any other suggestions I should consider?

    1FT 6.7itb
    Martinez
    Cancelo Digne Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha Soucek
    Bamford Antonio
    (Johnstone DCL Holding
    Stones)

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It’s not even a risk these days.

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I guess so. Rish is still there with high ownership and prob the best cap option if people already own him.

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Risk is*

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          True but sometimes you just need to not focus on ownership otherwise it can be your peril.

          1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Looking into cap picks and current form, there are some decent picks out there like Antonio, Grealish, Bamford and Bruno (in my team only).

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son has one double figure haul in the last 10GW’s I think.

      Not the be all and end all that’s for sure!

    3. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah I was planning to do Gundo -> Son(c) but not so sure now...

      I think Grealish is more important than Son right now, at least untill Kane is back

  25. cutch
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A question about the rules:

    If a team have no more substitutions left, and one player gets injured and is forced to leave the game before the minute 60, how is it managed by FPL? The player is not involved anymore, but technically he is still playing, because he has not been subbed... Would FPL consider his playing time as 90 minutes?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No

    2. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      no, short of 60 mins its irrelevant whether he gets replaced.

      1. Jordan.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        hee hee the cavalry has arrived

    3. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Ive no idea.

      My guess would be if you leave the field permanently, then you’ll be effectively subbed on whatever minute he left the field - even though a replacement never came on

    4. DK_13
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Some team used all their subs before 60 and then got a player injured? Fpl will gift the extra point. Don't worry

    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      The player has still left the field/game, it doesn’t matter if he wasn’t technically substituted

    6. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Or u could argue, what happens if player goes off for say 5-10mins and comes back on....did he play the 90min?

  26. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What's up with all the Dean criticism saying he was favoring United?

    First red card was clear as day, should be severely punished every time with minimum of 3 games suspension. No room for that kind of possible career ending tackles in the game.

    The tackle on Cavani was a penalty and VAR made a mistake there.

    The third red card, there was contact but Martial helped for sure. Red card was unnecessary but according to the rules. Hardly like it affected the outcome of the game.

    1. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Plus, with the second penalty and red, it has to be factored in that earlier in the evening David Luiz was sent off and a penalty was given for exactly the same offence.
      That must have been a conversation that VAR were having, that they had to be seen to be consistent over the course of the evening's games at least.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think both were harsh and very similar, however those are the rules. With that said, I don't agree on the double punishment rule, but I get it's there...

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I agree, I didn't think they were penalties (and therefore not reds either). But once one was given, the next had to be. For the sake of VAR not making a fool of itself (once again).

    2. cutch
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Absolutely agree with the first red card.

      I disagree with the other 2 decisions, but they might have definitely gone either way... So yes, no need to blame the ref

  27. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Imagine someone having non playing captain, Bruno as VC and Bednarek first sub. FPL would crash from trying to calculate it

    1. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      +10?

    2. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Your idea of complex maths is somewhat different to a computers idea of difficult maths thankfully 😉

  28. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So Salah is not even in the squad tonight?

    Or is this simply Twitter being Twitter?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Twitter being Twatter

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He obviously captained himself/vice captained Bruno and now is pulling a sickie

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Oh I haven’t heard that.