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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. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    82 with 10 to go - anyone lower?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Plenty. Including myself. 73 with 9 left. But a green arrow for now.

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Considering I am 145k gameweek rank so far and on a lowly 77 points (which I am delighted with) I'd say you know you had a great week and just don't know how to phrase your boasting.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        This

      2. Snevitz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Whereas I managed it pretty well!

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

          😀

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Look at me mummy...

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

        😀

    4. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Link your team smarty pants

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

        http://Www.trustme.com

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      32 with I no longer care how many left.

    6. Davros
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Lol might as well quit.

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

        Just wanted to brag 😀

  2. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Much too early, but trying to get my thinking right. Assuming Gundo is OK for gw25...

    2FTs, 4.2itb
    1) Pope, Antonio > Forster, Kane
    2) Mee, DCL > Dallas, Kane

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Have a re think?
      A gets a non playing player and B has an injured player?

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Fair enough on A. But who's injured in B?

      2. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Although, I just brought in Pope for the dgw, and also have Martinez (probably should have mentioned that).

    2. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      2 looks good to me.

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

    So, I moved Martinez out for McCarthy in GW11. McCarthy has since earned me 35 points, whilst Martinez has scored 86 points.

    Reason for sale was due to Martinez’s blank. In hindsight, I should have just left it there and gone ahead without a playing GK.

    COVID season is as unpredictable as ever.

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Drives you crazy when you look at the impact of seemingly small decisions.

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I moved him when Villa had the covid issue. Have to get back for 26 BB I think regardless of price

    3. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Unlucky mate

  4. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    How about that Lowton haul, though.

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

      Yep ML leader brought him in, just greeeaaaatttt!

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      It's Stones all over again 🙁

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      If I hadn't done Chilwell > Mee last gameweek, I probably would have gone with Lowton. Stupid hindsight.

  5. King Drogba11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Need to bring Gundo in next week assuming he’s ok. Absolutely killing me not having him.

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Points like a £10m+ player but under £6m, you really do need to own him.
      He's like Mahrez a few years ago and Kane when he first started playing for Spurs.

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

        I remember buying Kane for $4.5m

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Bargain of the second half of the season.
          Also fond memories of Charlie Adam, Michu and Dempsey.

      2. money face bandwagon
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Rsmsey comes to my mind

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          And Yaya

  6. Snevitz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So next week, if you owned Martinez and McCarthy would you start Martinez vs Lei or McCarthy vs Che & Lee?

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

      I'm an idiot so it's McCarthy for me.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I also planned to start McCarthy, but now I'm really not sure anymore 😀

    2. money face bandwagon
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I will alwaya stick to the logic of 2 games > 1 game regardless

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

      Yeah I'm going with the two games at the moment as well, I almost wish I'd never upgraded my second keeper when Villa had a blank.

    4. KUN+10
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      My one and only keeper will continue to be Emi

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Martinez.

  7. money face bandwagon
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Have a 6pt targett on bench. Feeling happy as it means good sub if any player miss out

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

      Good to have backup.

  8. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    For everyone which have the planning to WC25 & BB26. When will you pull the trigger for the WC...?

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Has to be Friday afternoon, just don't forget!

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

      As soon as I possibly can.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      What are you planning to do about Leeds who have a double in 25 but in 26?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        *but not

        1. KUN+10
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Im bringing in Dallas &Raphina alongside Bamford. Then shipping one out to x

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            They will be up against the legend that is Martinez in a single gw. Not ideal if BBing

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

      I would consider BB in 25 and WC a strong 11 in 26 🙂

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Do you still have your FH?

  9. jamesjoseph2770
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Outside the top 1.5 million after GW17, 93k now. Really lucky..

  10. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    59 from 5.

    Crazy how this score feels low. Owning no Burnley hurt today but I trust that long term it'll be the correct call. Hopefully my United triple up can go ham!

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      The average is 31, you're having a good week.

    2. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      78 from 6 here, never had a start like it

      1. Optimus.
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        After reading your post again i see now that my post wasn't what was asked for,sorry

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Haha nw! Thats an incredible score btw, nice work

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

        You could easily be on for 150+

        And that's with an unplaced bench of Son, Grealish & DCL 😆

        What a squad you have 😎

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          *unplayed

        2. Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Son and Grealish have played allot of football recenty so i decided to rest them with the upcoming fixture list
          #fplmanagement

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Kloppy would be proud....

          2. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            If only their respective managers followed your wisdom. I spent an hour yesterday morning swapping in and out Son, Grealish, Bamford and Antonio.
            Wish I hadn't bothered now but at least I know I benched a 2 pointer.

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who wins:

    A. Cancelo, Shaw & DCL

    B. Stones, Cresswell, Foden, Bamford & 7pts

    1. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'd put £200 on B winning, if you'll wait until the end of the month for payment if I lose then I'll put £500 on B winning.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        B also has Mee, but not confident of him playing the second game

        1. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          B doesn't need Mee, you're about 85% to win I'd say.

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Stones & Foden get rested, Cancelo & Shaw go wild, could be much tighter than it looks

            1. Snevitz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              That's why it's only 85% and that's why I'm capping by bet at £500.

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                😀 😛

    2. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B for Bru.. Irn-Bru

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Drink of champions

        1. Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Not Partick Thistles brew then?

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            We are currently 5th in the third tier of Scottish football (one of the worst qualities of football in Europe), behind a team called Cove Rangers, who I'd never heard of before this season 😆

            1. Optimus.
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              😆

            2. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Are all yer players full time professional footballers? The top tier in Irish football is mostly part time professional players.

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                They claim to be.

                Two seasons ago we had Paul Pogba's brother play for us.

                1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  Craig Pogba?

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Mathias

                2. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  It looks like he was less than prolific in front of goal for Partick!

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Dreadful

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    % chance Foden starts vs Everton?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      60.

      90 if Gundogan is out with groin trouble.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah, that's what I currently think.

        Reckon I'd accept a Gundogan (c) no show for 90 Foden minutes, in the grand scheme of things - differential and all that

  13. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Mistake of the season so far is opting for Foden over Gundogan. Week on week being punished for it and should have followed my instinct to hit Foden out this week but didn't. I'm on Pope (c) but so frustrating watching my rank drop due to one player...

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      "Week on week being punished".

      Strange. If we consider normal or even near normal learning curve, that shouldn't be possible.

  14. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Would you BB next week with Digne and DCL at Anfield?

    1. Egg noodle
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sure

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

      Reckon I'll wait for DGW26 now, although Kane, Bruno, Salah, Man City & DCL are all likely TC options that week

      Madness

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

      That's what you've waited all season for, a mediocre team playing away against the reigning champions.
      That's my way of saying 'No'.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Liverpool are shambles at the back at the moment, especially on the left side where Digne could have a good day.

    4. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Liverpool have a great record vs Everton. Even at their worst, they seem to beat them but I don't see Liverpool keeping a CS and if Everton are conceding you'd expect one of them to be involved. Could work but I won't be keen. If you have a decent bench, there might be better options in GW27 and GW28 with a few doublers. Obviously, this is assuming you want to tc in GW26. Otherwise, surely that's the best option.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thnx mate

        At the moment I am looking to get 15 DGW players for 26 and bench boost. But wondering no Kane would hurt and could miss out on points in 25 from likes of Ings

        Martinez GK
        Dias Cancelo Digne Mee Shaw
        Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon Son (c)
        DCL Watkins Wood

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Still got all the chips intact, but don't see a reason to WC this team just for Kane

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Wouldnt be keen on Wood in a DGW BB

          Is this a WC draft?

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            - Already own Wood , Burnley are playing well now and he may get a goal over the two games.
            - No WC, I could get this team with 3 FTs

            Rafinha to son
            Coufal to Shaw
            And a GK based on fuxtures

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Squad looks good. Kane and Soton assets (If they have triple double) are missing. Is that WC worthy? Arguable. Rest of the team looks good for the DGW. Also, if you really want Kane, I guess you can do that with a hit/two maybe. WC can come handy post BGW29. I really wish I could save mine for that but I have no Spurs and Villa assets. So, I need to play it now to attack the doubles and make do with FTs for BGW29 and further.

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Who would you sell out of Salah/Bruno to get Kane with a -8?

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Probably neither. I'd just get some cheap player instead of Son (maybe even stick with Raph) and get Kane instead of Wood.

              1. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers mate I will try this 🙂

                1. WE GO FOR IT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  No problem! If you want one Spurs player, I feel Kane is the one to go. If Burnley keep their hot scoring streak, Wood is a great differential though. It's close really. Raph allows you the extra player in GW29.

                  1. CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Will see how they go against WBA and decide then 🙂

  15. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I have no Burnley def and no Gundogan.

    But wow Martinez my man!

  16. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Would you BB this?

    Lookman (SHU) Mee (WBA) Cresswell (TOT)

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Don't reckon.

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

      Yes, if you can't have a better bench in GW26

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Wcing in 26. Dont want to have funds on the bench.

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Then take a -4 for Meslier and go all out

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Keeper?

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        No keeper.
        Forster. Might have to take a -4 to shift.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I feel you need 2 returns from your bench to cross the 15 point mark which you could call a successful BB. So going a player less makes it less attractive. And a Gk hit in that week isn't appealing. I wouldn't BB in that case.

  17. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Lord Emi

    I wanna have your babies

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      😐

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Uhh-Ohh

  18. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    58 pts eith Foden(c)

    Alonso Cavani Bruno Bamford to go

    I’ll take that tbh

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      2nd round of double will be important

  19. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Surprised to see the rank drop of only 10k without Gundogan (c), thought it will be huge red! 😮

    Maybe Gundogan (c) would have resulted in big green instead...

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I was on Gundo(c) all week, switched to foden sat morning.

      I simply thought “nah he ain’t Messi, he can’t keep this up”

      lol

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I didn't even consider him for captaincy, what a mess! 😆

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Who'd you go for? Bruno? Might still be ok. My cancelo (c) seems foolish in hindsight but might still come off if gundo is out

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Yep, Bruno.

            Was between him and Dias, bullet dodged I guess 😀

            Captaincy on defenders is always 50-50, atleast Cancelo kept a clean sheet. Won't be a complete fail 😉

  20. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    % Chance of Antonio playing any minutes anyone?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I personally feel Moyes shouldn't risk him but who knows. If he is fit, he will probably start.

    2. Party time
        8 months, 7 days ago

        50%

    3. WE GO FOR IT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Went Sterling over Gundo after KdB injury. Although, Gundo outscored Sterling till this GW, I hardly lost ground. The captaincy and triple captaincy has affected me big time. Hope Sterling gets something. He looks good whenever I see him. Should've had more than just an assist today for sure. I just have a feeling he'll haul in DGW26 and ahead when I remove him on my WC.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        He plays too wide whenever deployed on the right along with Cancelo as IWB

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I loved him on the left, cutting in. Should've scored that late chance. Even on the right, he looked threatning to get a few more assists. But, yeah. Whene ver he goes there, he's far too wide.

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

        WHM + WOL, hmmm

        Yeah, looks good for Sterling haul, why not keep him on WC? Could be a good differential.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Gundo clearly offers better value. Will be able to have a better bench as I plan to BB. I've been chasing differentials for the last 2/3 weeks. The highly owned players are highly owned for a reason. Justin, Martinez and Gundo have kiiled me in the past 3 weeks. Back to 400k from 200k. Hopefully, Sterling, along with my differentials (Cavani, Hamez, double Burnley defense) will push my back up in Top 300k at least before the WC.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Pretty sure you can have a decent bench and team with Gundogan, Sterling, Bruno, Son midfield.

            1. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              I'm going with Salah. He is scoring goals and getting chances. I don't see this Liverpool slump carrying for too long. However, if they lose to Everton, that'll be the tipping point for me. They last beat Liverpool in 2010 and only 4 wins since the turn of the century.

              Also, I might go double Spurs with Kane as I don't have a FH left. So, if Villa vs Spurs goes in GW29, I need them.

              But yeah, I might punt with Sterling and Gundo for the DGW if I really feel like attacking. Will lose Sterling post that for sure. Can't have so Sterling, Bruno, Gundo and maybe Salah on bench in the BGW.

      3. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I think Sterling has the potential to get 13 points against Everton. And Gundo might not play.

        1. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I hope so. Needs 2 returns. Everton haven't been great defensively so I expect City to score 2/3. Just hope Sterling gets 2 GI at least.

    4. Davros
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      How much will Gundo be priced next season?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Atleast 8

        If he continues on similar rate, 9.5 is also possible

        1. Davros
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah I’m thinking 9. Maybe if he was 9 now then more people would captain him?

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            More people would've got him in after KdB injury as well. He was clearly the one to go.

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Between 8 and 9, depending on how he ends the season. If he reaches close to 20 goals, 9m for sure. If he doesn't score much, maybe 8m.

    5. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Madders > Raphinha solid business for the next double? Bam my only other DGW25 player thus far.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yep

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I wouldn't be selling Madisson. Have Bamford, prob go Justin to Dallas.

    6. Weilong7
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sorry will dgw 26 be the final big dgw? Saw news about 27 28 could be dgw for soton or something? Thanks

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Nope. 27, 28 may happen and then 1-2 after GW30.

        Still a possibility, no confirmation yet. But yeah, we will have DGWs even after GW26. And don't be sorry for such questions...

        1. Weilong7
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks bro 🙂

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Brighton (2.59) 0-0 (0.13) Aston Villa

      Martinez a legend but can't see Villa continuing to keep cleans if this keeps up.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Leicester will be a good test as they are comparatively more clinical.

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I hate him so much. Kills my rank on a weekly basis. Gonna get him in my WC and stop all his hauls.

    8. Party time
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I really hope Antonio is out.

        Need another jammy auto sub

        1. Arctic monkeys
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          If DCL hauls then yes

          1. Party time
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Dcl is 2nd on my bench.

              Targett 1st.

              Need DCL to pull another hamstring against City or just simply blank

          2. Weilong7
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Haha what if Antonio play and score a hat trick? Had targett first sub as well

            1. Party time
                8 months, 7 days ago

                There is a 70% chance he will get injured during the game so I don’t want him this gw.

                It’s better for us to get Targett off the bench. Dcl would be most people’s autosub. Dcl 2 pts or 1 would be delicious.

                If Dcl doesn’t play at all, I like the fun we get from the autosub, at least we know that not everyone will have a good autosub 😆

          3. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Points predictions for below players?

            Cavani - 8
            Alonso - 12
            Bamford - 6
            Bruno - 11
            Rashford - 6
            Shaw - 6
            Richarlison - 2
            Digne - 6

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Cavani - 5
              Alonso - 6
              Bamford - 2
              Bruno - 3
              Rashford - 9
              Shaw - 8
              Richarlison - 7
              Digne - 2

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              1
              1
              6
              8
              10
              6
              8
              10

          4. Phil's Stamps
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Is this bench passable for a BB in 26? I know there have been some monster bench scores the last couple of weeks but I don't think I can go without Raphina in 25:

            Pope* 5.0 def* Bamford Raphina

            *dgw

            All chips intact. Likely replacement for Raphina would be JWP (6 mil budget) if he has a double, but it would be for a hit.

            Any input greatly appreciated.

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              I wouldnt replace Raphinha. he plays in 29

              1. Phil's Stamps
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                I was planning to FH that week, but yeah, keeping him gets me closer to saving it if i wanted to.

          5. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Best move here? Will likely WC26 if not this week.

            A) Martinelli -> RAPHINA
            B) Mitchell -> DALLAS
            C) Coufal & Martinelli -> DALLAS & RAPHINA (-4)
            D) Wildcard

            Pope
            Tarkowski, Cancelo, Targett, Coufal
            Salah, Bruno, Sterling
            INGS, BAMFORD, Watkins

            Forster, Gundogan, Mitchell, Martinelli
            Bank 1.2m, 1FT, all chips

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              A

              And I wouldn’t bench gundo. Lad is on Zidane mode

              1. Jinswick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Cheers. I’m assuming Gundo’s injured, but yeah he 100% starts if fit.

            2. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              A + B instead? If you have BB then it would be decent for that and then WC 26

              Thats my plan anyways

              1. Jinswick
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                8 months, 7 days ago

                0.2 short of that unforts. Not sure about BB given Forster seems to only play the FA cup and Gundo sounds injured.

          6. balint84
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Ward-Prowse or Kwp?

            1. Party time
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Prowsey