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Man City 3-0 Spurs

  • Goals: Rodri (£5.3m), Ilkay Gündogan x2 (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Gündogan, Raheem Sterling (£11.6m), Ederson (£6.1m)
  • Bonus points: Gündogan x3, Ederson x2, Rodri x1

ON THE SPOT

Manchester City’s penalty-taking saga of 2020/21 took another intriguing turn in their 3-0 win over Spurs.

After the first match of Double Gameweek 24, the club’s designated spot-kick taker remains unknown even though they scored a penalty on Saturday.

Fresh from his Gameweek 23 miss at Anfield, Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) did not step up this time, even though it was him who won the latest penalty.

Despite Ederson (£6.1m) waltzing to the half-way line, figurative cap in hand and sporting puppy-dog eyes, Pep Guardiola would not let his goalkeeper anywhere near the penalty.

Instead, Rodri (£5.3m) was the man who grabbed the ball and took it. 

His effort was not exactly convincing, squeezing just under Hugo Lloris‘ (£ outstretched palm in what could have been a save for the Spurs goalkeeper.

Incredibly, that was the midfielder’s first-ever penalty in club football, the fact he took it simply coming down to his attitude, based on his post-match quotes.

“No (I’ve never taken a penalty in my club career before). I was a bit angry the last weeks because we’ve been missing many penalties, more than we expect. You have to score big penalties. I grabbed the ball and nobody take it away from me. We were laughing in the locker room. Next penalty, I’m going to take.” – Rodri

However, Guardiola was keen to nip Rodri’s enthusiasm in the bud, citing the fortune associate with the Spaniard’s penalty and ruling out any chance of him establishing himself as the first-choice taker.

“No (Rodri has not done enough to convince me he is Manchester City’s penalty taker). The taker was no good. We were lucky. So I love and admire the courage to take it but he was not a good taker. We were lucky.” – Pep Guardiola

Naturally, journalists put the question of Ederson taking a penalty to the Manchester City manager, which perhaps carried more weight considering his 70-yard pass to assist Gündogan’s second goal of the night.

“If he can play that pass from 70 yards he can shoot from 12. His quality of the shot is good. I know him. Penalties are different. I need to think.” – Pep Guardiola

GROIN-DOGAN

For all Gündogan’s brilliance in Man City’s 3-0 win, his burgeoning ownership will still have one eye on Guardiola’s next press conference.

After racking up his fourth double-figure haul since Gameweek 19, the German international asked to be brought off in the 68th minute, clutching his groin.

Guardiola revealed after the game that they would not know enough to assess the damage and provide a return date until he had been looked at tomorrow.

“We will see (how he is) tomorrow. He told me (his groin) was tight. He is intelligent to say it but we will see tomorrow.” – Pep Guardiola

Aside from the injury latest, Gündogan owners will be pleased with one development in Double Gameweek 24: how he combines with Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m).

We recently reported that the midfielder was struggling to occupy advanced pockets of space when Guardiola deployed a centre-forward instead of a false-nine.

But it appears that Gündogan is rapidly learning to overcome that stumbling block.

Against Spurs, he pressed into dangerous areas with ominous regularity, popping up to get on the end of passes from Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Ederson in the second half after winning a penalty for a similar run in the first.

DIAS ANOTHER DAY

Cancelo finally delivers big haul as Gündogan shines in KDB's absence 17

Even though Manchester City recording a 14th clean sheet of the season, the somewhat surprising absentee was Rúben Dias (£6.1m).

It was the first time Guardiola’s men had taken to the field in the Premier League without him since Gameweek 3.

Judging by the manager’s pre-match quotes, his midweek illness likely played a part in that benching though.

“He had the fever and didn’t feel good. Aymeric played so we went with him.” – Pep Guardiola

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) enjoyed a largely uneventful evening alongside John Stones (£5.2m) and, considering he has now started three of the last four matches for City, it is clear the competition for centre-back places is continually on the rise.

As a result, João Cancelo (£6.1m) is now the most popular defender among Guardiola’s men, boasting 23.0% ownership worldwide.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Stones, Cancelo; Gündogan, Rodri, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Foden.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; B Davies, Dier, D Sánchez, Tanganga; Højbjerg, Ndombèlé; Son, Moura, Lamela; Kane.

Elsewhere in Double Gameweek 24

James Maddison (£7.4m), Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) got the goals for Leicester as they executed an impressive second-half comeback to beat Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday lunch-time.

The latter looks set to emerge from the King Power Stadium with the most impressive tally as he recorded a goal and an assist, putting him in the running for two bonus points.

It was bad news for owners of Liverpool defenders as Ozan Kabak‘s (£5.0m) debut ended in disaster. Goalkeeper Alisson (£5.9m) collided with him in the 81st minute, allowing Vardy to convert into an open net.

With goals for Maddison (15.2%-owned) and Vardy (14.8%), the fact that Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) also found the net means the Fantasy masses are likely to be content with the way Double Gameweek 24 has begun.

The Egyptian is owned by 42.7% of managers worldwide, although was not considered a big part of the captaincy by the highest-performing managers.

Just 0.5% of the top 10k handed him the armband this week, a total of nine players receiving more attention in that department, including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m)

Burnley got their Double Gameweek off to a relatively positive start, although it came at some cost.

As expected, they secured a clean sheet against a Crystal Palace attack still yet to score a Premier League goal without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) in the team this season.

Nick Pope (£5.5m) secured an eight-point score thanks to three saves and a one bonus while Matt Lowton (£4.5m) score his first-ever goal for Burnley.

While it was a rare attacking return for the right-back, he capitalised on Crystal Palace’s well-documented problems defending their left flank of late, recently discussed in our Double Gameweek 24 preview article.

However, the second half produced two concerning injuries for Sean Dyche’s men.

Ben Mee (£5.0m) was taken off with a potentially serious head injury, receiving extensive treatment on the pitch and coming off wearing a brace.

And minutes later, Erik Pieters (£4.3m) felt a groin problem develop and was replaced by Phil Bardsley (£4.4m)

Fantasy managers invested in the Burnley defence will know the impact Mee has had this season and with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) still sidelined, their left-back position could also be a problem against Fulham…

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1,225 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez is going to outscore Pope isn’t he?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      100% but thats why you own and have both playing 😉

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I didn't.

    2. Hect.OR 98th
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I suspect so. Have both myself, played Pope. Saved my BB chip

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update (737 teams)

    Current safety score = 47
    Top score = Fudgy 94
    LMS average = 64.56 (-0.85) = 63.71
    Players played = 2.32/12.16
    Captains played = 0.27%

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

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

      Fudgy with the top score. Rough first day.

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

        Why do you think he is on the Elite manager list?

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          well im 80k now and if i get another top 10k surely thats good enough to be in the elite 64?

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

      yay XD

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

        How could you give out earlier:)

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

          Well done btw

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            thanks 😀

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

      Fudgyyyyyyyyyyy

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

      Well played fudgy

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        thanks

    5. COVID-CASUAL
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I’m on the leaderboard yay

      • Milkman Bruno
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Season over

          1. Milkman Bruno
              3 months, 3 days ago

              😉 way to go Fudgy

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                thx

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

          Martinez, Lowton with Gundugan(C) have made me jump from 217k to 119k OR. Finally a good GW

          1. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            I'm finally sub-100k... hopefully can stay there!

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

              Well done.

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                And you!

          2. threeputt
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            56 without Gundogan, I was on a wildcard and pondering swapping Sterling (c) for Gundogan (c), I almost did. Gutted.

        • Seamy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I wildcarded this week. Currently projected on 37 points.
          The team I WC’d out of would be on ~85 points

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

            In 3 games?

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

              Sorry

              4

              1. Seamy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Yeah. Lost out on Salah, Barnes, Cancelo, Stones, Martinez and Gundo’s captain points

                1. Im New Here
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Ouch

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

              Ouch!

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

              Ouch.

            4. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Yikes

            5. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Oh lawd Seamy

          2. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Next week defensive dilemnas.....who to play?

            A....Martinez v Leicester
            B....Pope v wba

            Pick 2 from:

            X....Lowton v wba
            Y....Cancelo at arsenal
            Z....Dias

            Guess it's A, X and Y??

            Thanks

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

              A
              Both city lads

            2. threeputt
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I have McCarthy in goal with a dgw, together with Vestergard - wish me luck !

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

            Thoughts on WC?

            Martinez
            Cancelo • Dallas • Vestergaard
            Salah • Bruno • Son • Raphinha
            Kane • Ings • Bamford
            (Fabri / Gundo / Stones / Mitchell)

            Bamford to Watkins for 26 and TC Kane

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Could u find a way to do Raphina to grealish for gw26

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

                For 26 front 7 will be Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Kane, Ings and Watkins. All double so no need. Raphinha will be left on bench for 29

            2. RamboRN
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I like it. Might go for something similar

            3. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Liking it! You think you’ll stick with this line up more or less?

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

                After 26 Dallas and Raphinha will be left on bench until GW29 to save 2 transfers down the line. Team picks itself after that

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Nice, yeah I like it and mine was looking very similar, nice to know I’m along the right tracks 🙂

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

            Benched Son and Grealish, got lucky

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Nah good decision making

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

              Not luck just good decision making.

              I benched Kane as well.

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

              Not lucky. You made a good decision. There was a fair assumption both Spurs & Villa would struggle against their opponents this week.

              Disregarding their prices, you made the right call. Well done!

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

              Maybe your starting players does worse?

            5. Groot the Leveller
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Son and Watkins for me 🙂

            6. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Benched Maddison for Son

          5. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            No villa players taken me from 31k to 39k wow huge drop

            1. Davros
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Lol

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

            It's so frustrating when you try to go differential to climb the ranks and it doesn't work.Antonio(c) over Bruno in gw23,Sterling over Gundogan in gw24.Dcl on the bench for Bamfordfor Bamford in gw23 ,HBarnes on the bench for Bamford again.Stones->Mee and of course Dias on the bench no cs.And of course bloody Martinez 12 points .F**k this game.

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

              Gw24 is in play.

              It's half time for Man City.

              Ffs

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

              Tell me about it.

              This season has had so many 50:50s where good choices have polarising outcomes.

              I read that Rodri was injured, Gundo off penalties and playing deep plus lower sterling ownership. Obviously still a game left but with Gundogan hauling it offsets sterling anyway.

              You always need a bit of luck over the season but it’s been particularly brutal this time

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

                Sterling(c) over Gundogan was the right decision.Yeah so many 50/50 choices especially on the bench decisions.83 points on my bench in the last 5 games.

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

                  Both good options. Don't agree it wa necessarily the right call.

                  Just look at Gundogan's recent returns. Sterling's are still good, but Gundogan's are better.

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

                    If I was sitting around 100k I (c) Gundogan. He was the safer choice but if Sterling got those points then I jump from 400k to 150k haha

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

                    Much better.

                    All this potential rather than actual clouds every decision that we take,

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

                  Just luck of the draw.

                  Up chasing is tough and while I’m a big fan of it and those pundits like Lateriser. This season those choices just not paying off

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

              I captained Sterling too. It feels bad at the moment, but with Gundo probably out for the next game Sterling will still give us some more points,

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

                It doesn't feel bad.

                It could just be a lot better...

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

                  Do you have Sterling(c)?Of course It feels bad because Gundogan captainers got 38 points.As a Sterling(c) our difference is 26 point.

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

                    Currently 20 points. But half time.

                    If you have both it's more fun and games.

                    Because despite this EO focus not every one has every one so logically you want your players, captained or not to score.

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

            Any truth behind the whispers that Forster is going to be in goal for Saints tomorrow guys?

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

              Well a saints player took McCarthy out his fpl team..

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

                But that was just smart anyway 🙂

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

              Likely yes. Annoying because if McCarthy keeps his place I have a good BB next week.

            3. DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              He played really well in the cup game. Hasn't put a foot wrong when he has featured this season (even kept a cleanie against Liverpool). I think there's a good chance he will start.

          8. only2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            What happens if I use my 1 FT to do Antonio -> Watkins and then tomorrow, or monday use WC? will I get back the FT I used? Think I have heard somewhere that you cant keep FT and WC, so you can never have 2 FT the next round after a WC-round. Is this true?

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

              Wild card overrides it

              But you'll end up on 1 ft.

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

              How active have you been over the last 8 seasons?

              1. only2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                haha, true, thought so, just need good with some confirmations ^^

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

              Correct

              1. only2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                thanks!

          9. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Grealish out for Raphina?

            Good or bad move?

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

              See how dgw26 and beyond fall. Grealish might have a few

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

              From my Transfer History:

              23 Dec 01:27 (GW15)
              IN: Raphinha // OUT: Grealish

              I've personally not missed Grealish since, but he does now have DGWs coming up, albeit not as urgently as Raph.

            3. DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              I might do this tbh.

          10. Ronnies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Early transfer thoughts;

            A) Lowton > Dallas

            B) Keep Lowton

            Cheers.

            1. GE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              A

            2. gart888
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Is there nobody else you can drop? Lowton for one more week is juicy vs. WBA.

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

                Yeah, I know mate, but at the moment I only have 1 dgw player in Bamford

                I could do Mitchell to Ayling but I prefer Dallas

          11. GE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Martinez or Messlier next GW?

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

              Difficult one. I think I’d just play Martinez every week no matter what at this point. BB not an option?

              1. GE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Could BB yes

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

              Martinez is in outstanding form. It has to be him.

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

            Martinez benchers group hug 🙁
            Sterling cappers can join too

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

              It’ll be all the sweeter when Sterling doubles v Everton

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

              It's not over yet. Gundo might end up on bench, Sterling could destroy Everton. Pope could end up on 18. It's not over yet. (Gundo capper).

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

              Sterling capper 🙁

            4. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Sterling still another game to score well

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

              Sterling capper

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

                and Martinez bencher too, lol

            6. Aster
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Not yet

            7. Hect.OR 98th
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Martinez benches but 83 points, so no complaints here.

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

                82 and feel like sh*** not using the bb. Greedy bas****.

            8. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              430 (215) Cap points this season so far!

              Would be absolutely lost without the cap rule

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Wish the captaincy was abolished out the game tbh

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Would make the game boring too many irrelevant picks

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

                I’m on about 280.

                Why I’m having a stinker of a season haha

            9. Captain Vantastic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Benched Martinez and Salah. . . .. Used my BB though 🙂

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

                Returns?

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

                Nice, 68.

                With Mccarthy and Dallas and a bit of DCL to come.

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

                You played Sakah.

                And don't own Matrtinez tho...

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

                Bull but not even funny

                So pointless

              5. Davros
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                I’ve got bad news for you... you didn’t play your BB. But then again you don’t own Martinez either so I guess I’m pretty confused

            10. EffPeeEll
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Just the 120 points with any amount of players left, and a bonus if Donald trump gets full bonus points for an exoneration.

              Some Dgw this eh.

              see you next year

            11. FPL Kaka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              As a Pope (c) and Gundo owner with Martinez on the bench I feel very mixed.

              Tried to do something to make ground but currently on a small red....

              Sigh

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Keepers have a relatively small upside if u want to make group u cap players that can haul big time

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Capping Pope, and benching Martinez was your idea of making ground up?
                In hindsight I know it’s easy to say but if you had Gundo he was the only choice this GW IMO

                1. FPL Kaka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  No he wasn't the easy choice if you want to make ground

                2. Alexis Nonsense
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Capping Gundo wouldn't make up ground, he was template captain this week (at least in top 100k)

              3. Kryptonite666
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Same. Sterling cap and Martinez on bench.

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

                  TC Sterling here. I reckon he scores v Everton and 15 points total is fine, just not game changing =[

                  Can you imagine how great if he’d got the double today?

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

                Martinez concedes 9/10 in that. Battered by Brighton.

                The frustrating thing as a non owner is he keeps having these jammy games!

                1. FPL Kaka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Yep

                2. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Martinez just keeps being lucky

              5. The Invincibles
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Pope still has a game to go, still has a very decent chance to outscore Martinez.

                And I assume you went with Pope because of the higher expected floor for points. He was never going to be as explosive as an outfield player, but Gundogan's goals could have easily gone to Sterling/Foden/Silva/Jesus. Don't think you've made bad choices this week.

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

              Klopp now odds on to be next EPL manager to leave

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                not a surprise, its all falling apart for him now

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Thats ridiculous. Best years pool have had since many of us were even born

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

                If Liverpool sack him it's clear they're begging for mediocrity for the next few years.

                As a Chelsea fan, I say go for it!

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

                  They've said will win the league.

                  Don't know when.

                  But some time again

                  Kopp is at Liverpool for 3 years plus

              4. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Mourinhio surely should be shorter odds than him

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

                All Pool fans know he’s never being sacked. Just rival fans having a dig. Feel bad for Klopp his mother recently passed. Sad to see the hate for him even if it’s a laugh

              6. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Liverpool would be mad to sack him.
                Not sure how his mum’s death has affected him, so I suppose there is a chance he may want a break.
                I’d be very surprised if he wasn’t still in charge at the start of next season though.

              7. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Lots of rumours that he’s already gone

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

                  Yeah they better not sack him even though he’s had a few disagreements with the board over signings backing. Has to be something to do with his Mum and family and maybe wanting to go home for a bit.

            13. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Are saints worth chasing for the dgws, off form and not the best fixtures

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

                There will no doubt be the odd haul, but form is an issue. Potentially so many games in a short period too... Can't see that being good for an already injury-hit team (albeit some players coming back).

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

                Key players are coming back for them and Minamino has added some quality, so I think they are worth a look. See how they fare tomorrow.

              3. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Ings is always worth a go.

              4. im1974
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Nope

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

              Martinez is God.

              1. DycheDycheBaby
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Absolutely this.

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

                DEmi-God Martinez

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

                  THIS!

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

              Think it’s time to try maximise doubles. WC worth it?

              Martinez Forster
              Mitchell AWB Cancelo Stones Tarkowski
              Sterling Bruno Son Soucek Rashford
              Antonio Bamford DCL

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

                I'd have raphinha & Dallas instead of tark & soucek

              2. JIMMY764
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Surely Raph over Soucek?

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

              Is gundo likely to feature in midweek game?
              Also, by when are we expected to get an update on DGW 26?

              1. Toughie
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Could be this week or slightly after the gw25 deadline

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

              Some great people on here..

              But generally is the site 20%-40% liars?

              Or higher or lower

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                What do you mean?

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

                Really hope it's lower!

              3. Aster
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Why

              4. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Martinez 😎 Legend

              5. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Does Villa have a DGW in 26 and if yes which teams?

                1. The Invincibles
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  Leeds and Shef U. (both away)

                  1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 3 days ago

                    Confirmed?

              6. OleBall
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  2.4k > 8.6k

                  Stung by a Gundawasp

                • George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 3 days ago

                  To WC or not WC comes down to this:

                  Both options involve getting Kane.

                  A. Ings and wc gone
                  B. Adam’s 4 point hit wc still in tact