Scout Notes

Wolves restrict heavily-backed Bamford as Meslier suffers freak own goal

Wolves 1-0 Leeds

  • Goals: None
  • Own goals: Illan Meslier (£4.7m)
  • Assists: Adama Traoré (£6.0m)
  • Bonus points: Rui Patrício x3 (£5.3m), Raphinha x2 (£5.4m), Nelson Semedo (£5.2m)

MESS-LIER

Owners of Illan Meslier (£4.7m) endured a cruel evening as Leeds opened Double Gameweek 25 with a trip to Wolves.

In a relatively cagey encounter, the Whites’ goalkeeper was slowly building an impressive score, registering five saves in the opening period.

However, a dreadful piece of bad luck robbed him of what could have been a solid start to Double Gameweek 25 in the 64th minute.

Adama Traoré (£6.0m) who had mostly been kept quiet by Leeds’ full-backs, found some space in the middle for a speculative shot that struck the crossbar and went into the net off Meslier.

Before the own goal, the shot-stopper was projected a 10-point haul courtesy of a clean sheet, one save point and three bonus. After it, Meslier was down to just one point.

While there could be more joy against Southampton, it is certainly a hard start to the round for his 5.8% ownership.

WHAM BAM

It was a similar narrative for Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) who did not enjoy the best of starts to Double Gameweek 25 either.

The striker may have been backed by 80% of the top 10k for the captaincy but he endured a quiet evening at Molineux.

Wolves three-man defence smothered him while the hosts’ wing-backs and central midfielders did a solid job of cutting off his supply lines too.

As a result, Bamford only had two real moments where he looked even close to scoring.

In the middle of the second half, he was left with the scraps of a Liam Cooper (£4.3m) rebound but could not get enough power on his header to trouble Rui Patrício (£5.3m).

And then in the final 10 minutes, after Tyler Roberts (£4.6m) had played him through, Bamford unleashed a rising finish across goal and beyond Patrício, only to see it ruled out for a tight offside.

RAPH WITH THE SMOOTH

Raphinha (£5.4m) owners were also subjected to a teasing performance, the mid-priced midfielder very unlucky not to come away with a clutch of attacking returns.

In the 19th minute, he found Cooper with a free-kick delivery from the right, the centre-back unable to get adequate purchase on the ball.

Just after the interval, Luke Ayling (£4.4m) crossed into Raphinha at the near-post only for Conor Coady (£4.8m) to make a timely block.

Then between the 62nd and 70th minute, the Brazilian midfielder watched Cooper spurn three separate opportunities from corners. 

Had they fallen to Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) or Bamford, perhaps it would have been a different story.

In the closing stages of stoppage time, Raphinha’s speculative ball forward was seized upon by substitute Hélder Costa (£5.0m) who snatched at the finish despite the space in front of him.

And seconds later, Raphinha’s near-post header was turned around the post by Patrício, ensuring a match that could have produced a big haul turned out to be his first blank (in terms of attacking returns) since Gameweek 19.

Still, his high number of key passes, compared with a swathe of off-target shots opened the door for Raphinha to claim two bonus points in his first Double Gameweek 25 outing.

LINE-UP LESSONS

With Wolves lining up as an unchanged team for the first time in the league since Gameweek 8, the more interesting formation at Molineux was Leeds’.

Having tried and largely failed to ask other members of his squad to fill in for Phillips this season, Bielsa went for a different approach entirely by not directly replacing him.

“It’s not the first time (Phillips) has been absent. We have played well without him. Of course, he’s a big player but we have to adapt.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Instead, the Leeds manager moved away from the usual 4-1-4-1 shape and opted for 4-4-1-1 instead.

Mateusz Klich (£5.2m) and Jamie Shackleton (£4.8m) played as traditional central midfielders on Friday night with the extra man not behind them, but in front of them instead.

Bielsa handed that role to Roberts who sat just behind Bamford and would have come away with an assist were it not for a VAR call.

With Klich and Shackleton in the middle, Stuart Dallas (£5.0m) was returned to the left-back position after a prolonged spell in midfield. Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) was the man to make way, appearing only as a second-half substitute.

Struijk’s pairing with Cooper at centre-back ensured Luke Ayling (£4.4m) returned to right-back.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Semedo; A Traoré, W José, Neto.

Leeds United XI (4-4-1-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Struijk, Ayling; Harrison, Klich, Shackleton (Hernández), Raphinha; Roberts; Bamford.

Sign up to free tournament with Football Index this weekend

SIGN UP TO FOOTBALL INDEX HERE

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99. A FREE trial is now available during December.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,404 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Crazy to save WC in DGW26, TC, Pope & Mee > Martinez & Digne for -4?
    Leaves the bank empty but I could take another -4 for Bamford > Watkins

    Martinez*
    Cancelo*, Digne*, Stones*, Dier*
    Salah*, Gundo*, Fernandes*,
    Bamford, DCL*, Kane*
    Sanchez, Raphina, Soucek, Coufal,

  2. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anyone who hold the WC just for the DGW news... is still reliable to activated WC Now...?

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If you planned to BB GW26 don't activate it haha

  3. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Just pressed button took Fernandez out DGW looool Bamford for Kane Barnes -4 looool Fernandez none owner once again but need to move away from template

  4. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anyone know time frame for Justin to return

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Out all season I think

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Really! Wow! I thought might be back GW28

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It’s a shame- kid was playing himself into England

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      he's not coming back

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      With Castagne and Pereira back, not sure of his nailedness

      Esp with injury

  5. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Risers: Kane (11.1) Shaw (5.1)

    Fallers: Cavani (7.9) Calvert-Lewin (7.6) Robertson (7.2) Ødegaard (5.9) Chilwell (5.8) Mateta (5.8) Pereira (5.4) King (5.4) Soucek (5.3) Tau (5.0) Davies (4.9) Sawyers (4.6) Leshabela (4.4) Webster (4.3) Mendy (4.2)

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      DCL drop, lovely, gives breathing space on my planned Bamford + Grealish to DCL + Barnes move next week

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Snap on those moves.

    3. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Much appreciated, as ever!
      (TK)ane is tempting me over a Leeds heavy BB
      hmm..

    4. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      2 up on wc

      DCL 0.1 cheaper to buy!

    5. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      DCL brace against Liverpool and highest GW score next week in the double. Very strange

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Not like you're biased either...

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Everybody carries an inherent bias

          1. Chemical76
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Loosen your belt then

    6. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      great stuff, sneaked Kane in before the rise 🙂

    7. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      0-2 ☹

  6. Huddersfield
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    2-0 Cheers.

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Repost. Can get this team by doing Sterling Ings > son Kane -4. Would you still use WC or save it for later?

    Martinez
    Stones Mee Digne
    Salah bruno Son gundo
    Kane bamford dcl

    Forster raphina dallas coufal

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Save

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      In your case, save

    3. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Save for GW31

  8. NateDogsCats
      1 month, 27 days ago

      For next week:

      A) Kane, Werner, Anguissa / any other 4.5 with double
      B) Kane, Diagne, any mid 7.7 or under (Grealish, James, Mount, Barnes, Zaha [if fit] standout options)

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B with Barnes. Warner fixtures no good.

        1. NateDogsCats
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thanks! You think Barnes is best if I have Maddison already?

      2. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        That Grealish injury (if confirmed) has spoiled my BB. If I replace him with Son for a hit I'll be left with a bench of:

        Areola Dallas Raphinia Bamford

        Was planning on a WC in 31 and pumping a high TV in to my first 11 to save my season, so want to get BB out of the way.

        Is that bench still good enough to boost?

        Cheers.

        1. Steiger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          For sure. I'm BB with the same bench but have Mendy instead of Areola. No better time to use it imo.

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cheers. I've got up to 5.1 to spend on a 2nd GK, exact money for Mendy. Would you choose him over Areola or Kepa too much of a risk? Or any other GK?

            1. Steiger
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Stick with Areola, especially if you haven't got your FH for 29.

        2. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Would that not have been your BB bench anyway regardless of Grealish? Or would you have done Raphinha to Son for the hit?

          Fwiw that bench is probably ok for the BB. Could get 20 pts which is about what I’d want from a BB

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cheers

            It would have been Pope Targett Dunk Bamford with Barnes replacing Raph in the first 11.

        3. GREEN JUMPERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Looks a good bench to me. Just getting it done for a clearer view looking forward can be good, too

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah, that's the main reason I want to use it. I've got all chips and will hopefully be touching 109 TV by next week so the run-in will be critical for clawing back a semi-respectable rank.

        4. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What injury?

        5. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Still looks ok, should get you about 10 points IMO

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Cheers. If Grealish & Cash out for Villa & Phillips back for Leeds, could hopefully be more.

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm likely doubling up on Leicester mids as a differential next week, thoughts?

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          It will certainly be a differential!
          Not for me but could work out.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            yeah, nothing to lose anyway, cheers

        2. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Good upside specially with grealish out(people will have one) I am going vardy + barnes

      4. Benteke Fried Chicken
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        When do we think the Aston Villa Everton March will be re scheduled for?!

      5. Bob_the_builder
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Is GW 26 going to be the biggest DGW this season or can we expect something bigger around GW32 or 33? As it stands, I already have 10 players with DGWs and I can make it 11 too so does it still make sense to play FH?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          GW26 by far.

        2. Muscout
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          26 will be biggest by far

        3. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Totally. And there will be a lot of TCs and BBs used, along with multiple Captain options due to the fixtures (City, Spurs, Utd, Pool, even Leicester all viable for Captain)

        4. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          11 DGW and Kane TC, done

      6. Boberella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Would you BB this in 26?

        Sanchez Raphinha Vestergaard Struijk

        Struijk is far from guaranteed to play

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nah

          1. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks TM.

          2. Boberella
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thanks Freshy

        2. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          notfurme

        3. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nope. Not seen one decent BB team for GW26 cause people on WC have covered DGW25 players

          1. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            How about this one?

            Pope Johnstone
            Robbo AWB Mee targett Stones
            Salah Bruno son Jorginho Gundi
            Bam Jesus Brewster

            It’s not great but I think it’s decent

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Brewster makes it one less player. Jesus may not play much if Aguero is fit.

        4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Wait

      7. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Martinez
        Digne, Maguire, Stones
        Bruno, Salah, Gundogan, Sterling, Raphina
        Bamford, Watkins
        bank: 1.7m, FT: 1
        Bench: Pope,Dallas, Adams, Coufal

        I have only TC. Thinking to take on gw 26 with Son/Kane

        A. Pope,Salah,Adams -> Sanchez,Son,Kane(-8)
        B. Pope, Sterling, Raphina, Adams -> Sanchez, Son, Smith Rowe, Kane (-12)
        C. Pope, Sterling, Maguire, Adams -> Sanchez, Son, Davies, Kane(-12)
        D. Any other

        A allows sterling for gw 26 and 27 or can move steeliy to kdb on 27 but miss salah

      8. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hate my team now, either a -8 minimum or WC on the cards.

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Who do you want?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Spurs maybe, a better defence etc.

        2. All about the galacticos
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Kane TC for GW26, then limp through to GW30 WC?
          Ranks are tight, a -8 is like huge rank drop if it doesn't pay off

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Would like another DGW mid and forward at least.

            1. All about the galacticos
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              DCL(if fit) and I'm only looking at Barnes/Maddison/Siggy/Jorghino (totally uninspiring and so on-template).
              I feel like I'm part of a cult whenever talking up DCL, it's like blind faith same with Kane.

        3. money face bandwagon
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I will prefer to take a -8 as i am in a similar situation. Maybe tc kane

        4. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          If any of the -4's are for decent double gameweeks then if softens the amount of the hit, and especially if it enables an extra GW29 player. So depends on what the transfers are. WC likely to be useful for GW30 or 31 so keep that in mind

      9. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Do I need to wildcard this?
        Martinez Forster
        Dallas Mee Shaw Coufal Stones
        Son Grealish Bruno Gundogan Raphinha
        Kane Bamford Ings

        Have possibly 8/9 doublers. 1 free
        Could Tc Kane if not wildcarding.
        Please advise.

        1. Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          No.

      10. Mortal.Swinbat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Any thoughts on WC?

        Martinez
        Dias, Shaw, Alonso
        Salah, Bruno, KDB, Son, Gundogan
        DCL, Bamford

        Fabri, White, Struijk, Brewster

        Alonso, KDB & Brewster can easily become Cancelo, Bissouma & Kane, but depends if I want to take a few risks or play it safe

      11. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Complete the XI for DGW 26:

        Sanchez
        Shaw Cancelo Dias
        Gundo Salah Bruno Son
        Watkins

        A) Kane + SGW Bamford
        B) Vardy + SGW Bamford
        C) Cavani + Barnes
        D) DCL + Barnes -4

        1. Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A probably but C looks fun!

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Thing is, I already own Cavani so its just a matter of whether I want to keep him.

        2. Mortal.Swinbat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          D for me, A if you want to play it safe and hold rank

          1. Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Fair. Im tempted by D too, might hurt my GW 29 plans a bit too much though

            1. Mortal.Swinbat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Yeah that’s true, if you don’t have FH then having Kane & Bamford in 29 will help

        3. shiraz
            1 month, 27 days ago

            A

        4. Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          DCL or Watkins?

          1. Mortal.Swinbat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            DCL, especially if Grealish is injured

            1. Ruinenlust
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I prefer DCL for DGW 26 but Watkins has a fixture in GW 29

          2. shiraz
              1 month, 27 days ago

              DCL

            • Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              DCL for 26, but Watkins also good if you need a 29 player

          3. shiraz
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Should i wc this team? Thanks

              Martinez Pope
              Cancelo Coufal Dallas Dias Mitchell
              Salah Raphinha Bruno Grealish Gundogan
              Antonio Bamford Kane

              1. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Nope

            • Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lookman or Barnes?

              Benefit of Lookman is that it'll be one less transfer for gw29 as Fulham have a fixture

            • DK_13
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Would you guys BB this in 26?

              Martinez Raphinha Reed(Fulham mid) strujik

              2 DGW + 2 SGW.
              (Already used my WC so probably the best keeper I will have on my bench all season)

              1. shiraz
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Nope

                  1. DK_13
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    How many points is a normal target for BB?
                    I can see these 4 getting 10-15 points.

                • Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Not for me. The fact Villa play Leeds doesn’t help and limits your ceiling

                  1. DK_13
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Ahh okay, I wasn't looking at it that way.
                    I thought either Martinez or leeds might get points with raphinha almost involved in everything leeds do.
                    But yeah your point makes more sense I guess. Thanks

                • Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Nope

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Last Man Standing Update (660 teams)

                Current safety score = 5
                Top score = 12
                LMS average = 8.63 (-1.44) = 7.19
                Don't think anyone played Wolves players.

                10 games + autosubs to go.

                https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

              3. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                DCL has 13% EO in the top 10k... absolutely crazy differential for the DGW v Soton and WBA

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Will be much higher next GW

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  20% benched him.

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Ah that explains it

                3. All about the galacticos
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  % will be much higher going into GW26

                4. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Might take a hit for Bamford to him

                5. ...al
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I benched but played Grealish... not sure how I feel

                6. Swan - Villa Proud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  My cap

                  1. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Seriously considering it

              4. DrogsBallacks
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Ings, Bamford, Soucek > Kane, Watkins, Jorgi (-8) TC Kane?

                  New Team:
                  Martinez
                  Cancelo Mee Shaw (Dallas Coufal)
                  Sterling Gundo Bruno Salah (Jorgi)
                  Kane Watkins Antonio)

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Drop Antonio instead.

                    Keep Soucek, drop Dallas to BHA defender to enable the move

                • Ruinenlust
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Will Gundogan pley?

                  1. ...al
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    He trained touch and go. maybe

                  2. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Hard to say, Pep implied he's fit but may not be risked. Technically Arsenal is a big game but considering the lead they have in the league he might be rested for the European fixture tbh

                • Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  any decent GW26 nonBB wild card drafts knocking around ? asking for a friend 🙂

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Dias, Cancelo, Ajayi
                    Salah, Bruno, Barnes, Gundogan
                    Kane, Dom, Watkins

                  2. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    If I could pick any XI:

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo Dias Shaw
                    Son Bruno Salah Gundo Barnes
                    Kane DCL

                  3. Swan - Villa Proud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Dias Digne Tete Dunk Shaw
                    Salah Son Barnes Gundo Raph
                    Kane DCL Watkins

                    Leaves about 4M itb for Son to KDB in 27

                  4. All about the galacticos
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    How about this?

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo, Periera, Digne,
                    Salah, Fernandez, Gundo, Grealish, Barnes
                    DCL, Kane (TC)

                    Bench: Sanchez, Bamford, Dallas, Targett
                    Has 7 GW29 players.

                    If TV value low, drop Digne or Dallas to Strujk.

                    1. All about the galacticos
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      sorry no TC as WC

                  5. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    the problem with Cancelo & Dias is that they won’t play both games in both doubles

                    Looking at Ederson & Konsa to cover City & Villa clean sheets, Digne needs to be in there too plus maybe a Spurs defender for the fixtures

                    Kane & Son are as essential as you can get in 26 too imho

                    1. All about the galacticos
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Indeed, if willing to stump up the funds Digne, Pereira, Regulon would be awesom for the 26.

                  6. Hotdogs for Tea
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    would it be crazy going without Salah or any Liverpool ?

                    Ederson
                    Konsa, Digne, Reguilon
                    KDB, Gundogan, Bruno, Son
                    Kane, DCL, Watkins

                    Meslier, Smith-Rowe, Ayling, Lascelles

                • Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  What would you do here? 1ft, 0.7m itb. WC, TC, BB chips available.

                  Martinez
                  Stones Mee digne
                  Salah bruno Sterling gundo
                  Dcl ings bamford

                  Forster raphina Dallas coufal

                  1. djaddy
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Ings for Kane, but you'll have to make another transfer for the funds. Maybe Sterling out.

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Thinking Sterling > son as well. Thanks

                  2. djaddy
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      What would you do:

                      A) Bamford > DCL (Free)
                      B) Sterling > Salah (Free)
                      C) A & B, plus Lowton > fodder for funds (-8)

                      Thanks

                      1. RichRover
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        A, but after the Everton game

                    • Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Are the fixtures from around GW30 - 35 all set at 3PM Saturday or are they subject to change when the TV schedule gets confirmed?

                      My weekends will be very boring if all matches are gonna be played at once 🙁

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        The obvious TV schedule.

                        1. Alisson WondHaaland
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          Ah ok

                      2. Holmes
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        Subject to change