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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. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Can I swap Son out & put Martinez in instead so I can have both GK points along with Pope (c)?

    If only...

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      haha 🙂

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

      Lol. I def wish I could take Son out also. No idea what I was thinking starting him

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You were were probably thinking that he's the 3rd best scoring player in the game.

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Those days seem far far away from his current reality though!

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            He's struggled, no doubt, but Kane is back now and he still looks under priced. I think he'll start doing well again in the next few weeks.
            I agonized and swithched between benching Son or Grealish for about an hour of swapping then over constantly but turns out it was a waste of time.

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I started Son over Soucek, Dallas and DCL..... yep.... it’s bad

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I think it was the right decision, you have to work with the info you have at the time. Dallas is my 3rd sub this week as well.

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Oh well. I knew my bench would haul this week!

                  1. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    My bench hauls eveeyweek.. And I'm OK with that!

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    5.9 K for tonight at least. Downhill tomorrow with only Bruno Shaw and Bamford.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I wish I had three. You'll do fine with Shaw.

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

      Amazing!

  3. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any chance Mee plays midweek?

    1. Surfeit of Lampteys
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Think he'll probably be forced to sit out even if he's fine just due to concussion protocols.

      1. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah agreed. So annoying!

  4. Surfeit of Lampteys
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fine margins this game. If Lloris and Sanchez don't commit howlers then it would be just twelve points for gundogan captainers and an injury issue but that's the way it goes

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

      Sanchez is still spinning I reckon

      1. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        One of the worst pieces of one on one defending I've seen for a long while.

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      It's always a game of fine margins, loads of luck combines with a percentage chance of points. Gundogan was always the best percentage of scoring points though.

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

      Sanchez also made an impossible kick save on Gundog early with Loris way out of position

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

    My original plan for next two was:
    GW25: Soucek > Raphinha (roll 1FT)
    GW26: Antonio, Pope > Kane, fodder (2FT)

    Stick with it or attack the doubles more aggressively and forget Kane - ie. get Ings also for Antonio GW25?

    2FT 3.4itb
    Martinez, Pope
    Dias, Stones, Shaw, Dallas, Coufal
    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Son, Soucek*
    Bamford, DCL, Antonio

    Cheers!

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Fixtures for 26 will change all plans. Ings looks like a great option though.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Won’t change LEE double for next week though so the Raphinha move still looks decent right?

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah i want him as well, if you don't have FH left (like me) then he's a great player to own for the next 6 weeks.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yeh I only have TC and WC. Plan to play WC in GW30 prob. Maybe TC on Kane in 26 but v unsure

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I'm considering playing TC on Kane as well, was close this week with Gundogan but no point in worrying about that.
              Waiting to see how the fixtures fall before I Play BB but it will probably involve Leeds having a good fixture.

  6. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is that Gundogan out now for the next game of the double ?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      We don’t know. Hope not but you’d expect Pep may protect him regardless

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Groin ... takes more than a few days for that to repair, a few weeks more like

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Agree. If he really has injured it

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Pep has already said that if he's fit he plays.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Who cares what Pep says?

    2. Jars458
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably but not certain

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      i feel he will be out now 🙁

    4. Mr Tin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Defo out even if a slight groin tweak. Likely a couple of weeks and therefore a few games.

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

      Quote possibly but he's already done what I needed him to.

    6. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No one knows at the moment. We can only go with what Pep said. GW deadline is over so there's nothing we can do anyway

      “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.”

  7. Jars458
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Brought in Kane over Lowton and benched Martinez for Sanchez. Still up to 319 overall. Thinking of wildcard in 25 to try and blitz 26. Thoughts? Only TC left.

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

      #perspectives

      Nice rank for sure.

  8. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    If Gundogan is ruled out for the Everton game, who replaces him and how much of an impact do you think it will have on citys attack?

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Probably Foden dropping in there.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Bernando Silva would be my bet.

  9. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    For anyone that is having a GK benching headache and have Martinez, look at the total score for all players. He is 7th overall in the entire game!

  10. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Do I hit the WC now? There's no chance that 26 DGW doesn't happen is there?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Check for comets

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If you are WC25 you may as well hit it now and catch the price changes. DGW26 should have as Ben Crellin has looked at all the available slots for fixtures and looks pretty likely

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

        Yeh, I'm pretty set on it (sadly, I would have brought in gundogan last week instead of sterling if I wasn't planning on WC this week anyway) - gundogan is the only rise I want to guarantee, but that means taking out Sterling who is also rising as I might keep all my other mids (aside from Smith Rowe) but can't afford him to Gundogan.

    3. Gemma817
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I have the same question.. Anyone?

      • Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Depends on your team. You're probably set up pretty well anyway.

    4. mr. inconspicuous
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Which 2 would you pick out of
      A Cancelo
      B Stones
      C Dias
      I’ve activated my wildcard and currently have A &C but thinking of getting Stones

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        AC

      2. The White Pele
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        AC

      3. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        AC

      4. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A and C I'd say

      5. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        AB if you need the $

      6. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I'd strongly consider going Sterling still.

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

      Is there expected to be a big double in 37? if yes, then Ill keep my WC

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I don't think it will be big if there is ine.

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Biggest double coming up will be 26

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think I may use my FH in this week.

          1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Team dependant. I think I can get 11DGW players for 26 if the fixtures officially follow ben Crellin. I'm looking to TC Gundo/Kane double, WC30 and FH33

    6. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cancelo (c) hopes still alive with the gundo injury in play. Does look somewhat foolish to have captained him over gundo now though

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Feel the same about Sterling.

      2. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Weird captain choice but could still work out.

      3. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Same boat. Hopefully another clean sheet is abyss

    7. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      So Ben Mee was a straight substitution, not one of these new concussion ones ... must be touch and go for him to have time to pass the protocols though so looks like I have backed the wrong horse in the Burnley defence race

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Just bad luck, I own him as well. No point in worrying about it.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I have Gundogan & Mee and both are now worries for the next game week and my transfer plans

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            As long as you can captain Bamford or Ings you'll be fine.

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I don’t own either Bamford or Ings and they were my -4 next week.

              Now I have Gundogan probably out, Mee’s with his plum fixture at WBA will be replaced by either Digne or Coufal with awful fixtures ... I am looking down the barrel of a -8

              I am afraid, very afraid 🙂

              1. fish&chips
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                I guess mee should be back for WBA

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  is he definitely missing v Fulham?

                  1. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    No but if it's a concussion I think he will

    8. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez just needs to perma captained doesn't he?

      40 pt haul for his doubles!

    9. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Soucek to Raphy

      OR Antonio to Bammy?

      Would captain them, too. Probs the second one as things stand...?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Wow just asked the same below.

        I think so. Sou to Raph

      2. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No one can answer until after WHM vs SHU.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yep. Hence why I stated "as things stand" 🙂

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Hence why I stated 'no one can answer', you will have much more information before you make a decision so no need to ask the question now.
            How things stand now is that no one knows if Antonio is fit.

      3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I would do both. If only one then Antonio to Bamford. Bamford on pens and Antonio is injury prone

    10. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Soucek to Rapinha has to be done right?

      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yup

      2. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah looks like one of my moves for the week

    11. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Any chance of saving wc here? With 2 fts and a couple of hits can this team be sorted for gw25 and 26?

      2 ft, 2.6m itb.

      martinez
      Dallas stones mee
      salah bruno sterling gundo saka
      bamford antonio

      forster coufal digne dcl

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Of course!! Nowt much wrong with it...!!

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Cheers. Saka > raphina this gw?

      2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Save WC

    12. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      12 pts rotting away on the bench with Martinez... 2 CSs from Aerola still won’t be able to outscore him.

      Absolute joke.

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Why does an in form player on your team worry you?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          On the bench hurts more than not owning at all to me

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Serious question.. Why?
            I'd rather have in form players in my squad than players who can't be relied upon when needed for the playing 11.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah I get you, who knows maybe I’m too greedy lol

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                The price you pay for a good squad is occasionally benching points. I'm on 203 benched points so far this season but not worried about it.

                1. Wild Rover
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Exactly. 12pts on the bench is the same as 0pts on the bench. Until he gets subbed on..

                  1. Snevitz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Exactly, I've been in favour of a strong squad of 15 players for years but this season in particular favours having a decent bench (shame my rank doesn't back my argument but it worked a couple of seasons ago).

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

        Part of the game.
        No one goes through a season correctly picking who to bench/play on every occasion.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        You benched Martinez for a Fulham keeper ?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          and didn’t bench boost either ?

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Enough of that captain hindsight, had an injured DCL on the bench so saving BB for next week

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Surely it was worth a -4 to move DCL out to bring your BB in to play ? or just BB with a single DCL game ?

            Who else do you have on your bench ? 😉

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Son Dallas DCL. Could argue that’s a decent bench but should have a better one next GW with fixtures

              Btw taking hits for a BB it’s stupid. Easy to lose more points than you gain with that chip

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                A -4 spread over a double transfer to bring in Lowton & Richa to get 2 extra games seems like a good deal and a no brainer, especially if it then brings the rest of your bench into play with a BB and removes the benching headache issues. No hindsight needed to come to that decision unless you were swayed by comments on here 😉

                You can add up the points swing at the end of the game week, as we all do 🙂

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yeah but you’re acting like we can BB every week... I expected everyone on my bench to blank (besides Martinez) so still didn’t think it was worth it.

                  Btw Richa is a disaster waiting to happen

                  1. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    could have been Cavani v WBA or Ings in preparation for next week if you don’t like Richa

                    There is never a perfect time for a bench boost and next week no doubt you will have other injuries or issues deal with

                    He who dares Rodney strikes when the iron is in the fire 😉

                2. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  This

      4. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Don't get all the crying. You made the decision to play a DGW player over the highest scoring GK. You knew the risk. Aerola hasn't even played yet

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Risk? 2 games is better than 1 is it not?

          1. ppv
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            I have both and kept switching between them but fortunately stuck on Martinez

    13. bigdip
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mcarthy* (Pope)
      Pieters Rudiger Cancelo Dallas* (Lewis)
      Salah Fernandes Gundo Son (Soucek)
      Antonio Bamford*(c) (DCL)
      (*asterix for DGW players)

      Any of the below options worth a hit for DGW25?
      A) DCL or Antonio to Ings
      B) Son to Raphinha
      C) No hit

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If DCL and Antonio are out then yes for Ings

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

        A

        1. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          For Antonio given WHU upcoming fixtures (assuming they are both fit)

      3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Depends how SOU look tomorrow. I would look to lose WHU players as they don't have a double

    14. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Don’t think Cancelo will stert the next game

      1. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        He started 11/13 of the last games so reasonable chance he plays the next one. If not then I'm happy with the 6 points.

      2. Vazza
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Just take the 6 points and run

        • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Why not

        • Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Without Gundo- I think Pep must keep Cancelo

          Cancelo is not a defensive factor for MCI, they need him to attack and they can’t play with lineup quite as much

          Plus Rodri is not super healthy, they may need Zinc to replace Rodri for a spell

      3. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        RMWCT. Thanks

        Martinez Fabri
        Lowton Cancelo Dallas Digne Stone
        Bruno Gundo Raphina Salah Rodriguez
        Ings Cavani Bamford

        1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Not sure on the Rodriguez pick. What's your spurs plan

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Have 3.4 in the bank for Ings/cavani to Kane. Think I need a plan for Son as well?

            1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I would double up with Son and kane. Salah looks expendable especially when Liverpool are in poor form and continue to play Thiago and not Henderson in CM

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Salah had some great fixtures coming up and proven pedigree in FPL.
                I agree that Son and/Kane should probably make an appearance but Salah can make a huge impact on your team.

      4. Bounce
          2 months, 4 days ago

          The last time I got a red arrow was 30th October 2020...

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            You are due

          2. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Wow, you must have got off to a bad start.

            1. Bounce
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Not as bad as yours.

                1. Snevitz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  No link to your team so no way of checking but it's been a tough season for me, no doubt about that.
                  Since you have been checking rankings you'll know that red or green arrows mean nothing, all that matters is where you end up after week 38.

                  1. Camino Aleatorio
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    I think you are arguing with a Child. Doesn’t even know what the arrows are.

              • money face bandwagon
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Experience

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

            Sterling cappers given a lifeline with the gundo injury. Just need him to bang in a couple against eve.

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Pretty sure he could still do that without Gundo being injured.

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Gundo could be perfectly fine and bang in another couple

            3. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Gundo is fine, just wanted to rest up for next game and tricked everyone

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Would make total sense to sit out if it’s groin tightness seeing as though champions league on the horizon

          4. Ragabolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Risers: Pope (5.6) Mee (5.1)

            Fallers: Mané (11.8) Maddison (7.3) Barnes (6.8) Antonio (6.6) Bowen (6.0) Klich (5.2) Bailly (4.8) Poveda-Ocampo (4.2) Alzate (4.2)

            1. 3 A
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Thanks man .

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

              1-0 cheers

            3. waldo666
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Cheers Ragabolly.

            4. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              OUCH!

            5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Barnes of Leicester is an odd one

            6. JoeJitzu +42
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              1-1, thanks Ragabolly!

            7. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Imagine an injured Mee rising and an inform Maddy and Barnes falling. Reverse world

              1. Avery
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Mee is fine though? (Dyche post match interview)

            8. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Cheers.
              Very happy with Mee up, needed that for upcoming trades.

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                You won't get the rise though, unless he rises again which he wont.

                1. Kudo Warrior
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Or.....that was the .1 needed for him to be able to sell at .1 more. E.g PP:4.9, CP:5.1, SP:5.0

            9. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Cheers Ragabolly. I've lost a fortune on Bowen. Will be glad to see the back of him this week

            10. Buck The Trent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              1-1

            11. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              2-1!
              Cheers Ragabolly! 😀

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

              ooofta... 0-1 a narrow defeat

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

            Thinking Soucek > JWP (instead of Raphine) for DGW25 (and possibly 26 & 27)

            Have Bamford (c) & Dallas.....

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I like Armstrong

            2. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah, I've considered transferring in Minamino instead of Raphinha... Or I could just keep Salah (seemingly my only expendable mid).

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Southampton look like they might have 2 or 3 more games over next three GWs than Leeds correct?

                1. CRO KLOPP
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Leeds do have 29

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Yeah, that’s the downside, but would probs transfer JWP > 29 (maybe Raphine)

                2. Snevitz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Yes they do, although Leeds have a game week 29 and I don't have a FH.
                  There's s going to be a lot of planning involved once we start to get fixtures.
                  I do have a plan but it's all based on assumptions of fixtures at the moment.

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 4 days ago

                    Any idea when we’ll know when next group of fixtures will be announced?

                    1. Snevitz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 4 days ago

                      Someone on here earlier said before the next deadline but I don't know if that is correct.

                      1. Jafooli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 4 days ago

                        Cheers Snevitz...

              2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                No-one can say until tomorrow... 😉

                1. Jafooli
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 4 days ago

                  Next fixtures announced?

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

              Reliant on set pieces only

          6. Jon Snow
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            48 points and dropped from 25k to 40k. Ouch.

            Fingers crossed Captain Fernandes comes through to save my rank

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I’d still be overjoyed with that rank

              1. Jon Snow
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Can't quite enjoy it because somehow all of my ML rivals also decided to have insane seasons

                Best rank of my life but still 50 points behind

          7. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            How many days after the Everton game is Man City CL game? And who’s it against?

            Also does Foden tend to be selected much for CL games?

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

              This is the reason I don't select Foden in my team.
              You become more stressed about him starting than him returning

          8. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            What is your chip strategy guys?
            Think to WC 25, BB 26 and FH 29.
            Cheers.

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Aiming for WC 37, BB 38 but possibly BB 27 if the fixtures fall right.
              Already used FH.

          9. Nabs Kebabs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Tried to be too clever captaining Bruno over Gundo lol

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              How do you know you weren't clever, he hasn't played yet.