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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice to FPL Gameweek 23

Welcome to the Fantasy Football Scout Guide to Gameweek 23 ahead of today’s 11:00 GMT deadline.

The big news is the announcement of more Double Gameweeks in 24 and 25. Legomané updated his ticker, which includes non-Premier League matches.

Manchester City, Everton, Burnley, Fulham, Southampton and Leeds are the six teams to benefit from an extra fixture. 

There will also be a double in Gameweek 26, but which teams play twice depends on the FA Cup results in midweek. The winners will have their Gameweek 29 matches shifted to 26.

The other outstanding fixtures yet to be rescheduled are: 

  • Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur
  • Aston Villa vs Everton
  • Manchester City vs Southampton
  • Fulham vs Tottenham

Six and the City

The Man City backline continues to dish out regular six-point returns thanks to their incredible run of clean sheets. Provided, that is, your selected defenders make the starting XI.

John Stones (£5.2m) returned to the starting XI against Burnley but with Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) fit and available there’s now the risk of a benching, as happened against Sheffield United.

Some on site, such as Camzy, are considering switching to one City defender and two attackers. And, whisper it softly, on the Scoutcast Karam even suggested selling Ilkay Gündogan (£5.9m) for those who want to stick with two at the back.

The reason is Raheem Sterling (£11.6m):

I started to like someone else, he’s not performing at £11.6m just yet, but if I want to move away from defence and I want to stay in attack, then I think I would take a risk on Sterling … his expected goals is 2.31, the most of any City asset over the last four Gameweeks … for me – as someone who is struggling now with the rank – the fixtures are there for scoring goals, I think Sterling is worth a shout. Now I know Gündogan is crazy value, which I agree, but if you need that element of taking a risk – and we know that Sterling is capable of braces, and he looked good against Burnley.

– Karam

Seb added:

The only thing on Gündogan is … he’s created nine chances in the last three but only had three shots – two of those were goals. In the last match he had an xG of 0.03 … I’d just keep an eye on if things are shifting or how City are playing against a deep defence, whether Gündogan is the goalscorer. For me that would just be the difference whether I captain him or not – not whether I have him or not.

– Seb

David noted the impact of Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) over the last two matches, his presence in the City team does stop Gündogan from shooting as often.

But the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder remained a creative force, fashioning two big chances for Sterling and creating five goal scoring opportunities in total – the most of any player at Turf Moor.

Another factor in the German’s favour is that his ‘expected minutes’, something Career Hall of Fame No 1, Fábio Borges, places great importance on, is high:

Gündogan has less competition to worry about and seems to be in the form of his life so I’m hoping he will play both matches [over the Double Gameweek]. The fact that he could be on penalties and is ridiculously priced at £5.9 million makes him a much better pick than Sterling in my opinion … if I didn’t already have Dias and Gündogan in my squad, they would definitely be my main transfer targets from Guardiola’s team.

– Fábio

Fábio talked through his transfer targets for the upcoming small Double Gameweeks in his latest FFScout contribution. Nick Pope (£5.5m) or a Burnley defender were high on his list of priorities given their favourable fixtures.

While fellow Pro Pundit Lateriser touted Luke Shaw (£4.9m) in his recent article:

With Shaw, you are not just dependent on clean sheet points. He’s become incredibly vital to the Red Devils and is a ball progressor and an attacking outlet on that left-hand side. In the last six Gameweeks, Shaw has created 19 chances, which is top amongst all defenders. Shaw is also top for big chances created (five) in the same period and is on some set pieces and corners.

– Lateriser

And the highest ranked of our elite contributors, Andy, who climbed another 200 places to 479th overall after Gameweek 22, reviewed his season so far, reflecting on what has worked well for him

This year I’ve made a conscious decision to always have who I believe is the best captain each week, even if that means transferring out a big hitter. This sounds simple, but often FPL managers will forgo the best captain because they don’t want to sell a big hitter … I’ve sold Salah, Son, and Kane twice already this season and I’ve found not having value wrapped up in them makes my decisions much easier knowing I can just buy them back as there’s no money “lost”.

– Andy

Captaincy Debate

The armband for Andy this week is firmly on Son Heung-min (£9.7m) ahead of an encounter against West Brom’s obliging defence. 

However, Captain Sensible writer, Jan, does not necessarily agree:

Despite receiving plenty of attention in the captaincy debate for Gameweek 22, I do not think Son is necessarily as strong a candidate as some might think.

– Jan

Jan notes the slump in form for Tottenham Hotspur along with the poor underlying statistics for Son in particular – his total of 15 touches in the box over his last four matches is bettered by 33 Premier League players.

So while West Brom have conceded two goals in each of their last seven matches, could a defensive approach from Sam Allardyce frustrate an off-colour Spurs?

Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) and Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) are alternatives from a buoyant Manchester United side, and West Ham’s Michail Antonio (£6.7m) could prosper against Fulham. 

Fernandes is my top captaincy pick for Gameweek 23. Given that his underlying statistics are continuously impressive and his Manchester United colleagues are back in their groove, he could easily repeat the haul he achieved the last time Manchester United faced Everton.

– Jan

However for David – who enjoyed a successful 17-Gameweek captain run back in 2018/19 – Antonio is his favoured armband selection from this week’s Scout Picks.

The in-form West Ham striker has hit attacking returns in four of his five last games. With the highest expected goals rating of any forward in the last six Gameweeks, we are backing Antonio to continue his impressive form against a Fulham side whose recent defensive improvements have stuttered.

– Scout Picks

Team News

In the Team News, Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) is set to return following his hernia operation, while Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) could be a useful asset in the absence of Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) over the coming weeks.

And Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

While from Pep Guardiola’s Friday press conference, we received confirmation that Sergio Aguero (£10.3m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Nathan Aké (£5.4m) are still on the sidelines with their respective issues.

Community Competitions and Head-to-Head Fixtures

RedLightning rounded-up the latest Community mini-leagues and competitions

Pro Pundit Andy’s youtube.com/letstalkfpl mini-league is currently the Best League in FPL based on the average score of the top five teams, taking over from our Community Members League, which slips to third.

For those participating in the Head-to-Head Leagues, the main page can be linked to here. The fixtures for Gameweek 23 can be found below:

Use the drop-down menus to show your league and division. To find out which league and division you are in, follow the instructions on the main Head-to-Head page.

Once the Gameweek starts, if you click on your opponent’s name you will be linked to their team on the FPL website.

May your arrows be green!

TopMarx Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.”

2,746 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    The biggest problem with expensive FPL assets is that you'll never dare to leave them out for one match. It blocks your clear thinking as a football expert. I think you could play much better and more impartially with a cheaper team.

    1. toerag
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      yeah, i should have got rid of salah ages ago. hes still there ffs

      and kane!!

    2. Bounce
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I benched Son last gameweek and it was the correct decision.

        1. Lethargio Alcantara
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Son is cursed for one more game.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Didn't actually state a timeframe for Son

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              He said it was a joke and no more!

      • circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah true, I still played Salah but despite poor form and the oppo, he could score.

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        They're expensive for a reason though. I'm never interested in benching players with a strong history of averaging 5+ points per game, regardless of price.

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah at some extent

      • Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes but they are big hitters for a reason.

        They can score in any fixture, so you dare bench them even in tough match ups.

    3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Antonio (c) COYI !

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yes Jay! Same here mate.

        COYI.

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I’ve got a good feeling about this! Fingers crossed....

          Best of luck mate!

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Me too!!
            Can't be much worse than the last 6gws even with Soucek vc!

            1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Best of luck Cam!

      2. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Same here, but what is COYI? Come on you.... ??

        1. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Irons

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          IIIIIIIIROONNNSS

        3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Irons.

          Part of west hams origins brings it back to the Thames Ironworks.

      3. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Me too! Best of luck!

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Big Sam, this is your moment.

      1. Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yea please 1-0

        • Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          To be sacked? 😆

      2. hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Brought Son in last minute and captained him. Lack of faith in any of my captain options got to me.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Same mate. It was the right call hopefully

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Lack of faith in Spurs without Kane and the worry that West Brom will put 10 men behind the ball, which Spurs will struggle to break down, lead me to take it off Son and onto Bamford instead.

      3. Luton_Fan
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Man city 1-1 west brom
        Liverpool 1-1 west brom

        Just saying

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Hope one of the scorer is son

        2. toerag
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          city game got manager sacked lol, did well tho

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Spurs 1 - 5 Wba

          1. toerag
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            😆

          2. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Would love that - who cares about FPL!

            1. Das Boot
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              How can you be loyal to Rangers but support Chelsea? or vice versa?

              1. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Was taken to see Rangers at White Hart Lane in 1967. Blown away by their support and have loved the 'Gers ever since. Chelsea's my team though - since 1965. Yes, I am old!

                1. Das Boot
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  lol, their title this year. Gerrard has done a fantastic job turning them around. I don't think anyone thought that was possible

                  1. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    To stop Celtic's 10 in a row would be very sweet. Yes, Gerrard has been great and hopefully he will stay on for a few years more.

                    1. Das Boot
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      it's done and dusted already. Celtic aint winning anything this year

                2. 3 A
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Wow. 4 years younger than my dad.

                  1. 3 A
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Nope. Not possible u support them since 1 month old. U r older. Respect sir !

                  2. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    I was 13 when I got taken to that game.

          3. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Wazzzaaa

      4. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I’ve played Johnstone last 3 GWs and its been horrific. Finally going to revert back to Martinez this week.

        Watch the WBA BFS masterclass.

        1. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          It's amazing how many times stuff like that happens. The trick is not to upset the guy running our simulation. I would love to know how to get on his good side!

        2. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Martinez is (was) the best value keeper FPL has ever seen — for a team who don't even keep that many clean sheets. Over and over again he gets bonus and save points. Amazing

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Absolutely set and forget.

        3. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          You know it

        1. toerag
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          😆

        2. PP6
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          😆

          We know who didn’t captain Son anyway lol

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I'm still concerned not even having him, obviously.

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I’ve captained Son but honestly hope West Brom tank them

          As a Utd fan I didn’t think I could detest Mourinho’s football any more - then I watched his cowardice in setting up the team without Kane

          Utter, utter puke football - horrible disgusting turgid backwards sideways vomit

          I’m sure Spurs fans must want him gone watching that shite, even with Kane all they do is counter attack

          1. Benjustjamin
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Hey mate, did you only watch the first half? Lol

          2. Benjustjamin
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            You must really hate yourself to want to fail, get a grip

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Here’s José now! 🙂

          3. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            It was good enough to roller coaster you with 6 ....

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              League table shows exactly what that result was 😉

        4. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Son(C) here. Couldn’t resist

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

        Antonio(c) - Don't remember the last time I put the captaincy on someone who's price is less than 9m. It was Alli cap last season.

        1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          You can remember then 😆

          1. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            its just a guess 😀

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

          I can't remember who I captained this week. It's Antonio.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I can't remember what you just posted

          2. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            😀

        3. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          This is brilliant.

          I can't remember what I had for breakfast. It was bacon.

      6. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Are there any other crazies in here that have gone with Salah? One thing fo sho, he will be a differential. Not intentional though, missed deadline.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          He is Salah but MCI are so on form

          1. Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Its a double edged sword as 2 city defenders. Ideally the best outcome is Salah hat-trick

      7. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        So who did you captain finally?

        Bamford here

        1. FantasyClub
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Bam Bam for me too

            1. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Wohoo.. best of luck to us!

          • FantasyClub
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Five day turn around and the fact it’s the last game lol I get nervous captaining an early game hahah

            • Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              So sorry.

              I capped Bamford too.

            • Il Capitano
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Switched from Bruno to Son at the last minute

                1. Shatner's Bassoon
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Likewise

              • Kellz86
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Bruno

              • Neevesy
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Switched from Bam Bam to Antonio literally last minute. It's 50/50

            • Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Antonio benched rumour is just a rumour

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Can't do anything so no bother

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Around 62 hours ago he was just finishing 90 minutes vs. Villa

                This is his 3rd start in 6 days!

                1. 3 A
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  he is the only striker in the team and he get paid for what he should do.

                  Hope he haul but not more than Bruno. Amin...

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Lingard can take that 😉

                    1. Earwicker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      My VC

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

                    That’s not the point at all.

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

                Probably but he really needs to be taken care of. They need him.

              4. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                At this point in this weird seasons, everyone's benches are packed. So even with a bench, it's all good.

              5. Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I know, but enough for me to change to Bruno.

            • mwa1t
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I think my disappointing rank this year is largely down to poor captain picks. Barely had a decent haul

                1. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Same. Changed from Antonio to Bruno last minut.

                2. 3 A
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Me too. Haha. Dont be afraid too fail. Keep trying lol

                3. Marcin the Pole
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  This. Think my captain picks have yielded two double digit hauls so far, which is pathetic.

              • Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                This GW I have a bad feeling, expect a red arrow. But everytime I have a good feeling about my team it ends up a disaster. Maybe I have a big green arrow to look forward to?

              • TimoTime
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Did Grealish to > Son last minute and kept the armband on Bruno....

                Might have been a rookie mistake

                1. Aggronaut
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Mark had a change of heart and did Salah > Son (c)

              • mwa1t
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  When does the site update?

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

                    Takes nearly an hour.

                  2. 3 A
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Keep calm young man...

                  3. Traction Engine Foot
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    When it feels like it

                  4. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Get a grav in the meantime 😛

                • Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Mat Ryan in goal. El ghazi & Grealish haul could happen

                  1. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Ahh disaster

                  2. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Yep

                  3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Better dan disastersonn

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  So indecisive this week didn’t make any changes, could back fire spectacularly!

                  Martinez,
                  Maguire, Dias, Coufal,
                  (B)runo, Son, Salah, Barnes
                  Bamford, Watkins, Antonio

                  Johnson, Foden, Stones, Mitchell

                  5.9

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Might not fire but hard to backfire...

                  2. claretparrot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Always best to hold when you can't decide. Good luck!

                  3. Magic Zico
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 8 days ago

                    Looks really good what transfers were in mind?

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Johnstone to Pope
                      Foden to Lingard or Minamino
                      Mitchell to Chelsea or Burnley

                      1. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Well, save this week is good decision

                        1. g40steve
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Cheers

                • Kryptonite666
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Did last minute change to Son captain from Antonio and I cant remember if I saved my team. FFS

                  1. Tango74
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Ha ha good luck

                      You never know who is the best. Choice

                    • FantasyClub
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Exactly my worry lmao

                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Lolly Trashkins gonna tear it up vs Ryan

                    • KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Lineups to be posted very shortly

                      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Top man. Who’s your captain KK?

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Bruno

                      2. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Arsenal play Matt Ryan...

                    • TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Antonio mega haul today?

                      1. JustPark
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        *Jessie van LingZ

                    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      ⚽ Team News 📰
                      ASTON VILLA : Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Barkley, McGinn, Traore, Watkins, Grealish.
                      Subs: Heaton, Engels, Elmohamady, Ramsey, Luiz, Sanson, El Ghazi, Trezeguet, Davis.

                      ARSENAL : Ryan, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric, Partey, Xhaka, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka, Lacazette.
                      Subs: Runarsson, Chambers, Mari, Elneny, Ceballos, Odegaard, Willian, Aubameyang, Martinelli.

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

                        Cheers Sim.

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Bar Ryan, that's a decent Arsenal team.

                        1. SweepaKeepa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          And bench!

                      3. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Aubemayang back

                        1. how now brown cow
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Like last rime

                        2. IRBOX ⚽
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Good for Villa

                    • KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

                      Team to play Arsenal: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Barkley, McGinn, Traore, Watkins, Grealish.

                      Subs: Heaton, Engels, Elmohamady, Ramsey, Luiz, Sanson, El Ghazi, Trezeguet, Davis.

                      ARSENAL TEAM NEWS

                      Team to play Aston Villa: Ryan, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric, Partey, Xhaka, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Saka, Lacazette.

                      Subs: Runarsson, Chambers, Mari, Elneny, Ceballos, Odegaard, Willian, Aubameyang, Martinelli.

                      1. RamaJama
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Ødegaard benched, Arsenal doesn’t deserve him

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          He isn't fit

                          1. RamaJama
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Sorry, didn’t see any injury news

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

                          He's been at the club for, like, 10 days.

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

                        Smith Rowe and Saka in my XI. Martinez on my bench. The script is written.

                    • La Roja
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      Auba benched

                    • bazbestos
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      So I captained Foden, it’s that gut feeling you get sometimes, I just think he’s going to have a top performance. Anyway, if this pays off I’m going to change my Twitter to something like FPL Carwash or FPL Bumstroke and start giving out expert advice to everyone.

                      If it doesn’t work out, I’ll just claim that it’s only a game, but wondering why in God’s name I didn’t just captain Fernandes like normal people.

                      1. claretparrot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Lots of time for this

                      2. hullcityfan
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        That’s one of the craziest captaincy calls I’ve seen this season but best of luck.

                      3. Cilly Bonnolly
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        That’s bold.

                      4. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Godamn.

                      5. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Those are the kind of calls that FPL us made for (if you get it right).

                        Wrong? Ah well, just add it to the list of numerous captain fails we've all had anyway.

                      6. JustPark
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Antonio, Bamford, Grealish heck even Pope is decent captaincy option.
                        What did you have for breakfast?

                      7. Checko
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        This comment has aged well

                      8. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 6 days ago

                        Legend

                    • JustPark
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      From 100k-ish to 70k-ish last two game weeks and now sitting on OR of 30k-ish after last week, watch me back on 100k-ish by captaining Son this week. *sigh*

                    • DAZZ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 8 days ago

                      The more i read the more in worried about Antonio captain

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Just stop reading. Too late now.

                      2. Shark Team
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Me too but let's pretend we don't care for the next 6 hours

                      3. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        I captained him so that should ease your mind!

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

                        I know. But he’s a big lad and needs to cared for. Last thing they want is him getting injured when he’s in this form.

                      5. Tomsk
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Who would start up front? Benrahma?

                      6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        I suppose Ryan will have a stormer today.

                      7. Kellz86
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 8 days ago

                        Auba has been absent due to compassionate release, yet has been on the bench now twice. Surely if he’s okay for the bench he’s okay to start?

                        1. aleksaa2
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 8 days ago

                          Yes, but why should he, offensively we played probably the best games this season when he was absent

                          1. FantasyClub
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              I’ve been saying Laca plays better when Auba is absent

                              1. aleksaa2
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                Yes, there is some truth in that statement, but I also think that we need a different type of striker

                          2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            He doesn’t deserve to start. He’s been useless.

                            Just another Ozil, got his big contract and now can’t be assed.....

                          3. Deulofail
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Yes. But Pepe is preferred for this match.

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

                              Yeah he’s actually been playing quite well

                          4. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Pepe had been playing decently.

                          5. JustPark
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Mind elsewhere. Could focus for tiny fragment of time on the pitch.
                            At least that my logic is.

                          6. Party time
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            3-4-1-2 is the best formation for Arsenal.

                            Auba & Lacazette upfront

                            Ødegaard

                            Bellerin Xhaka Partey Saka

                            Gabriel Holding Tierney

                            Leno

                            1. Deulofail
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              Bellerin on the left?
                              Tierney on the right?
                              What is happening?

                              1. AC/DC AFC
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                Bellerin on the right.

                                Soares left back.

                                Tierney doesn't play.

                                1. AC/DC AFC
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  Oh, apologies.

                                  Hypothetical?

                                  1. Deulofail
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 8 days ago

                                    I'm replying to Party Time

                                    1. Party time
                                      • 2 Years
                                      3 months, 8 days ago

                                      Man you can re arrange them but that is the shape that suits Arsenal imo

                            2. AC/DC AFC
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              4-2-3-1

                              1. Party time
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                I would rather have both Laca & Auba upfront. Fun attack!

                        2. xlvxr0
                            3 months, 8 days ago

                            Need help for another fantasy :

                            A)Reece James
                            B)Ricardo Pereira

                            1. aleksaa2
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              We are not here to help you for that kind of fantasy...

                              1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                                • 4 Years
                                3 months, 7 days ago

                                Ha ha!

                            2. Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              This week's Chelsea match may give an indication if Tuchel prefers RWB to depend on the opposition.

                              If James doesn't start today, avoid. If he does. Could be a decent pickup.

                            3. Deulofail
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 8 days ago

                              C) Kim Tae‑ri

                              1. liverpool01
                                • 2 Years
                                3 months, 8 days ago

                                Lol Space sweepers any good?

                                The Handmaiden was great

                                1. Deulofail
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 8 days ago

                                  I didn't realise it was out yet. I've only seen her in The Handmaiden 🙂