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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. Tommo1888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    anyone notice in the players stats in members area if you filter it to last 2-4-6 matches it says De Bruyne has played despite him not, yet it doesnt in last 2-4-6 gameweeks??
    bug??

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Last 2/4/6 Matches = a player's last matches, not the club's

      1. Tommo1888
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        cheers man

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Nee probs!

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

    Would you BB this? Would be for a -4

    Pope
    Dias Stones Mee Dallas
    Gundogan Bruno Salah Son
    Bamford Ings

    Martinez Watkins Bednarek Raphinha

    1. GenerationalTalent
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, but In case you don’t, please don’t leave Raph on the bench... it would hurt my soul

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

      Play Martinez and Raphinha if you don't BB

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

    Mad to think I've only had 7/19 play do far yet my score of 65 is only marginally better then top 10k average. FPL getting tough

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

    44 with 12 to play... and I feel so far behind. A Hammers masterclass tomorrow, to nil, and I should be fine.

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

      25 point here.. make it 12-0

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

      33p with Sterling (C) and 10 to play

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

        If Gundo misses out the second game I wonder does more go thru' Sterling? I have him TC myself.

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

    Right then, two Areola CS required!

    No chance :')

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Well, did some hold a gun to your head for you to be in a situation where THAT'S what you depend on?

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

        Weird reply.

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

      Seemed so reasonable for Areola to outscore Martinez. I did the same. Looking unlikely now. Bad luck.

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

        Just bad luck. XG 2.36

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

    A) Sterling and Shaw
    B) Bruno and Stones

    1. barcaa7
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      b
      Stones is better than both options on A

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

    Why arent mee and gundo flagged?

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

      * Gundo and I

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Excellent.

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        lol well done

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

        😆

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      As I understand it, Gundogan and Mee will only get flags a) once/if they miss out in their second DGW fixture or b) a manager quote suggests a period of absence

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

      Other priorities @ FPL towers.

  8. barcaa7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I have the exact money to do Antonio to Ings
    should i do it now ? he may drop in price tonight

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

      Yes

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

      Do other transfers. He is effectively a SGW player considering CHE's strong defence.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        What nonsense

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

          Well stated.

        2. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Not completely.

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

        Yet he scored at the Bridge?

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I would if money was the issue. Personally I am waiting until after they pay before making the move.

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

        It’s Danny ings we’re talking about here I’d try and leave it as late as possible in case he gets clubbed

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

    Has the DGW 26 Villa fixtures vs lee and shu been confirmed?

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

      No

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

      Mate if confirmed you don't think you would see it on this site?

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

    Played Fabianski over Martinez for differential not takings into consideration that it's already a differential playing Martinez with all those playing Pope.

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

    Which 1 of these would you bench next week please?

    A....dcl at lpool
    B...grealish v Leicester
    C.....watkins

    Thanks

    1. barcaa7
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      c
      boring player

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

        Agreed.

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

      C probably. Liverpool is a good fixture nowadays for attacking returns...

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

      Having the same early dilemma, currently on C

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

        Yeah feels like got to play dcl....so needs to be 1 of the villa lads....

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

    Martinez and Gundogan (c) easing my earlier Burnley frustration of only having one defender, Mee, who went off injured.

    So many captained Gundo, hard to know what to make of the week so far. Got a few things wrong but there we go...

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

      Geez, you don't have many grounds for complaints from what you've mentioned there... 😀

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

        Ha! You know how it is - dwelling on the negatives! That’s what I’m like a lot of the time with FPL. Sunnier outlook on the rest of life, honestly!

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

      Same here plus had a dias no show

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

        Annoying, isn’t it? Lowton’s first goal for five blooming years felt like a dagger!

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          8 years

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

    People not using their WC this week or next when are you using it?

    I’ve the FH left for gw29 so feel it could be waste if the wc isn’t used now

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

      I’ve not got FH left but going to negotiate the next few weeks with FTs and wildcard out of my 29 team

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      WC30/31, FH when my team needs it

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

      If I had FH then I’d definitely wildcard in 25 to set up for 26 bench boost

      1. wantsharptv
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        WC 24 to get in burnley and best city players. Get Leeds players ings KWP to use for GW25 to BB. Take -12 to get 15 GW26 doubles and then pretend GW29 isn't happening

        Done

  14. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chances of Gundo and Pieters playing the next DGW game, folks? What do we think...?

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

      Gundo wont play on Wednesday and can be even rested for the next weekend since City play Champions league after that.

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

        I think he could well play

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

          Now on Wednesday?

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

            Yes - we don’t even know if he is injured just he felt a tightness

            1. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Pep wouldn't risk it, got decent squad, especially with KdB still out.

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

                You are assuming he is injured

                If he has a minor injury I agree he won’t be risked

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

              He was sitting on the grass before he got subbed out, holding he's groin. He was in pain. He is injured, we just don't know how serious it is. I don't think Pep will risk him 4 days from now.

  15. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Gündo, the new KDB?

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Way better than KDB

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

        A better finisher for sure

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

    Current team - 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

  17. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Will Dias and Gundogan play next game?

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

      Dias I’d say 99%

      Gundogan id say 50%

      1. Releasebreaks
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        What about Mee ?

  18. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Soucek + Wilson > Rafinha + Ingsy for free a no brainer?

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

      Good moves.

    2. aleksaa2
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah

  19. Krafty Werks
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    +90k rank rise with 58pts from 6 with 9 to play, as a non-Gundo owner...i'll take it!!

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

      Superb score without Gundogan

      1. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers, it's down to Martinez, Lowton, Salah, Cancelo, Stones & Sterling(c), still hoping to perhaps level things out with Raheem vs İlkay?

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

    Antonio
    Purchase Price 6.2, Selling Price 6.4
    Set to drop tonight from 6.7 to 6.6 but I won't lose 0.1 get correct?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Correct!

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I think we can disregard money for the rest of the season. It's not about what playing 4.5-5.0 midfielder can I afford as my 5th anymore, but rather what 6.0 midfielder will be this weeks top player and how to avoid benching 35 points.

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

        Come back later when Kane and Salah start hauling and you can't get them in. Team value is always useful.

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

        I agree to some extent but want to do Antonio to Watkins for the double and 29 but 0 itb. Beyond then don't really care

  21. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Thankfully have Gundogan captain, but how was Foden?

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

      Not great for fpl, could've had an assist or two, shooting wise if I remember correctly one shot on target which was very easy to save

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

        Cheers Aleka, just hope he gets another chance for points vs Everton. Reckon he could?

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

          He certainly can, I think City will exploit Pickford or Olsen and they'll shoot whenever they can.

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

            If Gundogan is injured, increases chance of another Foden start, although this is countered now with Aguero back

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

    Who are the must haves for next week?

    Leeds & Sou doubles?

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

      Dallas, Raphina, Bamford

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

      I’m going with Bamford, Dallas. Raphina and Ings.

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

      Well yes, with Leeds players being more of a priority than Sou imo

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

      I’m using WC so Dallas, Vestergaard, Raphinha, Bamford and Ings

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        This is exactly what I'm doing, can't decide on rest of team though! What are likely to be the best doubles in 26?

        Pope
        Shaw Dallas Vestergaard
        Salah Bruno Maddison Raphina
        Kane Ings Bamford
        Martinez Gundogan Cancelo Stones

    5. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Raphinha, Dallas and one of Bamford or Ings i'd say.

    6. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bamford the only essential imo. Raph and Ings (or Adams) are also really good options. If you are saving a WC till after GW 29 then perhaps a Leeds defender is worth investing in too

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

      Current team,

      Martinez,
      Dias, Mee, Coufal
      Salah, Foden, Bruno, Gundo C, Son,
      Bamford, Watkins

      Johnson, DCL, Maguire, Mitchell,

      Mitchell to Dallas

      Anything else ?

  23. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So the 'latest on Gundogans injury' is 'we' ll see tomorrow'? How very very informative and helpful...

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Well then they would have called the article title as 'informative and helpful news on Gundo' s injury'

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

      What's the rush? City have another match well before the next deadline - you're bound to know more by then at the very least.

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

      It is news since Pep commented on the injury.

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

      How could you expect more before medically assessed

    5. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No rush here. I'm mad they tricked me into reading the article expecting some update using that headline...

  24. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone doing worse than 78 with 11 to play? No Dias killed me.

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

      No

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

      😆 unbelievable

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

      Baiting right?

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

      Yawn.

    5. squ1rrel
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      you forgot the /s

    6. Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      77 here and no Dias show up and transferred Mee instead Lowton.
      Poor day for me

  25. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Going for Mccarthy over Martinez has massively shaped my season, and perhaps a bit harshly.

    Went with Mccarthy at the start, played my wildcard in GW 10 just as Soton were hitting really good form (top of the league) and so kept him.

    And then of course with injuries, Soton's form dropped massively.

    And now every time Martinez hauls its just frustrating, knowing Mccarthy will never even match him.

    1. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Probably benched this week too ... bummer

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Nah he wont be. Manager clearly stated Forster was his cup keeper after this weeks match

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

      Ye I made the switch to Martinez from McCarthy in GW5 and it’s literally made my season

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

      I will once again bench him (even though he has a DGW) for Martinez in 25. Just can’t be trusted at the moment and no way am I benching the legend.

      1. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Big call that. Villa vs Leicester next week

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

          Yeah, considering BB, just so I don’t miss out on either 😆

          CHE & lee probs gonna be ‘save’ points only, if any...

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

        Always. Same pair and McCarthy is there to rot until WC

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

      I started with McCarthy then went martinez on wildcard gw 5 and never looked back!

    5. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I did about the same but got out in week 19. Ryan fell out of favor at Brighton so I had no GK at a point.

  26. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    How bad is Mee situation?

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

      Dyche actually seemed pretty positive

      Dyche: : "He’s OK. It was pleasing to see him walking down after, I think the medical team just had to take the precaution with the stretcher. I spoke to him after and he seemed fine."

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

        Cheers Dragon - If concussion will be mandatory time off correct? Any idea how long that will be?

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

          PS Radio said it seemed like concussion - in which case will miss the second game?

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

          I’m not up to date on the concussion protocol but ye I’d imagine if it’s classed as concussion then that would be an issue

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

        That sounds promisin.

    2. Aster
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Not

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

      TC bruno burnley(h) and fulham(h) gw37
      Just need united to beat leicester in the cup

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Will there be lots of doubles in 37?

    4. JayKay1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Playing a bubble friends team for them (it has benefits!), got 92 from 7, she's now 30 odd points ahead of me ;o)

      Darn!!!

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

        Follow her lead

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

        The rules they have been broken - team deletion incoming....

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

      This is my Current team - 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. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yes time to WC!

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

        No

    6. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      12 points on my BB already. Martinez you hero.

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

        This is the only scenario it is ever acceptable to bench Martinez!