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Areola the chief Fantasy focus as Fulham host Sheff Utd

Only the Fantasy Premier League differentials are on offer as Fulham and Sheffield United close out Saturday’s Double Gameweek 25 action.

Alphonse Areola (£4.5m) is the most popular starting asset in tonight’s Craven Cottage clash but sits in just 4.0% of teams worldwide.

Rhian Brewster (£4.4m) still has the backing of 6.4% of managers but, as per usual, is on the Sheffield United bench.

Fulham are in a back-four again with Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) and Ola Aina (£4.5m) either side of Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m) and Joachim Andersen (£4.5m).

Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) provide the width in attacking midfield with Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) operating in the number 10 role behind Josh Maja (£5.5m), who scored twice on his full Fulham debut at Everton.

Sheffield United are rather running on fumes in terms of squad selection, now without John Egan (£4.7m) now in the physio room alongside Jack O’Connell (£4.7m).

Kean Bryan (£3.9m), Phil Jagielka (£3.9m) and Chris Basham (£4.6m) are the back-three although first-choice full-backs Enda Stevens (£5.0m) and George Baldock (£4.9m) both feature.

With Brewster on the bench, Oli McBurnie (£5.6m) and Billy Sharp (£5.5m) lead the line tonight.

Double Gameweek 25 Line-ups

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; A Robinson, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Aina; Reed, Anguissa; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, Cavaleiro; Maja.

Sheffield Utd XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; K Bryan, Jagielka, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Ampadu, Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

Double Gameweek 25 so far…

Everton finally won their first Premier League match at Anfield for the first time since 1999 and there was involvement for some key Fantasy assets.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) was named on the bench but still managed to get himself an assist after he came on and was fouled by Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) netted the resulting penalty, his second goal in his last three away matches.

Richarlison (£7.9m) also extended his recent form when he opened the scoring in the first few minutes of the encounter.

He has now scored in each of his last two matches, James Rodríguez (£7.7m) laying on the assist this time around. The Colombian has now registered an attacking return in two of his last three starts too.

Everton’s first clean sheet since Gameweek 15 came at the expense of a Liverpool attack that, once again, offered little going forward at home.

They have found the net just twice in their last six Premier League outings at Anfield.

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845 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Always 2 for the nipple man

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Shame.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Take the 6, could be handy with Martinez having a really tough game

        1. PP6
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          True but wouldn’t be surprised even if Leicester score and win to see Martinez have 5/6 points

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

      Three would be unnatural.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Have you never seen Total Recall?

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

    Sheffield United might go down.

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

      In other news: water is wet

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      In other news: water is not wet

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Man bit dog

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

    Quick poll:

    Will Liverpool beat SHU?

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

      Yes

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      El Crapico

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

      Sheffield are bad but come on, they’re not that bad.

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Like a weird training drill:

      No defence v no attack

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

        Let’s be honest
        The whole season is basically full sized training matches with no crowds
        Man City haven’t lost a training session in 3 months

        Just like we saw TOT v WBA, bad attack still trumps bad defence. In this case I don’t know which one is which

        On a side note, I’m tempted by Salah c hahaha

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

    Two saves and flag for Areola.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He’s fine

  5. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Feel very good getting away with benching Martinez

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

      Martinez laughs in the face of 6 points.

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      6 might not be enough

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Even if he gets 10, I got away with it...

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

        What if he gets 20?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I think they are going to miss Grealish and cash more than folks think. Watkins may be a no go for me

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Assuming Grealish is actually injured

          2. FantasyClub
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Liverpool fans thought the same when Alisson wasn’t in any of the training pics yet he played lol. Not being in the pics doesn’t automatically mean he’s injured.

              1. Werner Brothers
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                This isn't about not in training pics, but his teammates & staffs remove him from their fantasy team.
                Could be injury or they all hate him, either way not good.

                1. FantasyClub
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Yes it is lol and same thing happened with a Leeds player too couple weeks ago getting removed from FPL team yet he played. Nothing confirmed yet.

                    1. Werner Brothers
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Yeah we'll see.
                      Only have Emi atm, want to see how villa cope with no grealish & how long... El Ghazi surely one to watch

                  • St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Or maybe they wanted DGW player like Raph?

              2. Luca2910
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                What’s this about Grealish?

      2. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Need a cheap villa defender. Who is going to replace Cash?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Most likely Elmo.

      3. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Areola owners group hug.

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

          Hope he's ok. Looked sore after that last save

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Doesn't matter if injured. Will play Martinez rest of the season

          2. Peskey
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He is not injured. He kicked the opponent and went down himself because he was afraid a penalty would be given, to make it look like a collision

          3. PP6
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yo

          4. Vinyl78LP
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Defintely, plus having Aina as well makes it sweeter.

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

              Good buy that

        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          GW38 Fulham v Newcastle could be tasty

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

            CS points for all, no the house!

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Always abundance of goals on final day

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

            For those who live on rations.

          3. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            In real life football could be crucial

            1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              That's what I meant, rather than from an FPL point of view 🙂

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

          Anyone with 10 DGW players, how many hits are you willing to take to transfer in a few more?

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

            It’s having the right double gameweek players that’s the hard part

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

              Hmm with 2 hits I can get Foden or Barnes. With 3 maybe even Kane.

              1. gogs67
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Foden won't start both so that's a SGW player on paper.
                  Having 11 DGW's doesn't necessarily mean 22 games sadly.

            2. The Point About It Is
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              none

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

              -4, maybe -8 if they are clear improvements.

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

                Basically I will have to get rid of Coufal and Soucek. Though not a good idea considering I don't have FH to play in gw29.

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

              Might consider a minus 8

              Thinking Spurs and Villa come free as they get extra game in 26 and 29

          2. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            6 goals in 5 matches...

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

            Have 10 DGW players. Will probably use 1 FT for Ings -> DCL. Remaining SGW players are Bamford (AVL), Raphinha (AVL), Dunk (wba), Vestergaard (eve).

            Which of the following move(s) should I do to prepare for BB26?
            A. Bamford -> Watkins/other similarly priced fwd (-4)
            B. Vestergaard -> any def up to 5.6 except Man City or Shaw (-4)
            C. Both for -8
            D. None

            FH29 so not concerned about whether players play in 29.

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

              On the same boat, planning to use BB so might end up taking -8.

            2. Luca2910
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Nice, but are they the right 10 you have playing, I have 9 playing double but 3 of them not good enough picks

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

                Yes, they are all playing starters. I just wildcarded in 25 with BB in mind. Team is linked.

                Are you saying it's good to go with no hits?

          4. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Areola is the greatest success of my Wildcard

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

              I got him and martinez on bench. Got a feeling martinez will outscore him (sadly)

          5. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Somebody please tell me Lookman to Raphina was the right call....

            1. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Even if it wasn't?
              OK it was, if it makes you happy.

              1. Egg noodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                It's a joke. A bad one. It was the right call

          6. Luca2910
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            KDB back and no one seems to be using their WC and placing him for the next DG, wtf??

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ain’t it, I have but I feel strangely alone.
              They will after his haul vs Arsenal tomorrow

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

                Yeah, I thought a few more people would roll the dice and not wait to see the fixtures before activating WC.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Hopefully have an advantage now in TCing Kane or taking one (maybe 2 hits) and BBing

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

              He is in my team. 0.92% top 10k EO differential for tomorrow, haven't had that in a while!

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Wow looking forward to that! Have Kane for tomorrow too!

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

              Can't have all the premiums

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Fixtures too good to go without as well as the fact they’re firing

              2. Luca2910
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Agreed, so what are people thoughts re premium picks for DG?
                A. KDB, Bruno, Kane
                B. Bruno, Kane, Salah
                C. Salah, Kane, KDB
                D. KDB, Salah, Bruno

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I’m on A

                  1. Luca2910
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    That’s where my h3ads is but every time I leave Salah out he fkn hits

            4. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              With CL and Manc derby either side, pretty unlikely he plays both when just back from injury and with commanding lead at top of league.

          7. wantsharptv
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I'm taking a -16 to BB and set myself well to GW29

            1. Luca2910
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Risky, 16 point hit to get back what 30, so 14 point gain, not good enough for a bench boost IMHO

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

                The 16 hit will mean I can also field 11 players for GW29 so it's now or never. Plan is not to take anymore hits for the rest of the season. Currently in top 10k so need to stay there!

                1. Luca2910
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I hear you and nice position...I got 9 playing double, but they aren’t the right 9, if all your 15 inc BB, are the right 15 then good luck. I am saving my BB for a later GW.

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

                    They are single GW players. They will be my Leeds 3. But the past thing you want is to have a BB and have players in your starting team not play as they would come in automatically anyway so by doing it in the DGW you are increasing your chances of making sure all your starting line play atleast once

                    1. Luca2910
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Sure, good luck on your move. Post your score once done

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I’m debating whether to take a -8 and BB lol

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Same

            3. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Ok, the players will make sure to not get injured to allow your plans to succeed. They will also promise to be in top form come GW29.

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

            Everton undoubtedly the best Merseyside team this season

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              For it to be undoubtedly wouldn't you have to be above them in the league?

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

            Is Ben Davies a good way into Spurs defence?

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

              Not sure there are any good ways into their defence, there's lots of rotation and they always find a way to concede.

              Maybe if Reguilon remains out, then he's OK.

            2. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              No

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

              Not if you’re thinking 29 too - Reguilon lurks.

              Really dubious about Spurs defence. Had Reg for ages and when Spurs were good. Great defensive stats but always conceded

              Getting Dier probs 🙂 At least he’s nailed

          10. FantasyClub
              1 month, 27 days ago

              If Gündogan had a premium price people wouldn’t even be thinking about rushing KDB into their teams. I’m going to wait and see how they’re both managed and how/if Gündogans role is effected.

              1. FantasyClub
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Obviously as long as Gündogan isn’t injured and plays enough minutes

                • Luca2910
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Sure, but they were working well when they were both fit and both playing. The Quicker Pep can close the title down the better for his CL chances. I know it’s the pep roulette but I am backing they both play

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

                On a sidenote, dcl nailed for dgw?

                1. St Pauli Walnuts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Aye