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Reasons to be positive with Salah in Football Index as Liverpool slump drags on


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Fantasy managers can be a fickle bunch. Or ruthless, depending on your point of view.

Players who have helped them hit the heights are all too often ditched at the first hint of a dip in form, to be replaced by the newest, shiniest toy that everyone has decided is now the latest must-have.

This can be true in both Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and Football Index (FI).

Football Index is a real-money betting platform where you can buy and sell shares in footballers.

These players’ value can rise or fall depending on their performance both on and off the field.

I’m actively using FI this season with more than a nod to FPL, seeing which aspects of each game marry up, and which don’t.

A certain loyalty can go a long way in FI, with shares bought early and low in a player slowly accruing value over time, allowing for inevitable bumps along the way.

But there have been instances when traders seem to have been a bit more knee-jerk.

Since February 1, Liverpool have gone on a four-match losing streak in the league, culminating in last weekend’s chastening Merseyside derby defeat.
Amid mutterings of Anfield crises and the need for Jurgen Klopp to have a rest, star player Mohamed Salah‘s share price had dropped from £2.51 to a not-so-romantic Valentine’s Day trough of £1.72.

He’s now available for £1.71 and that loss of confidence in the Egyptian has been mirrored on FPL, where he’s lost around 200,000 owners over the last three Gameweeks despite scoring for two consecutive matches and hitting four goals across his last four starts before the Everton debacle.

The question now is will Liverpool find their mojo again and, if they do, have the share prices of the likes of Salah still got further to fall in the meantime?

The Reds are looking very well-placed to make the quarter-finals in Europe, and their immediate domestic schedule is equally encouraging, with Sheffield United, Fulham and Wolves to come.

There’s the potential for Match Day Dividends (MDD) from those ‘easier’ fixtures, while Media Dividends are never far away with Salah.

He’s long been a media magnet, racking up 12,510 media points in FI, courtesy of 301 mentions, in the last three months alone. For context, team-mate Sadio Mane (£1.03) had 94 mentions leading to 4,820 points.

And of the £0.39 per share in dividends Salah has brought in over that time frame, £0.25 has come from media pay-outs.

Throw in the extra coverage the Champions League always produces – the competition also offers the highest MDDs as CL games are often part of Gold Match Days – and Liverpool stars could be on the rise again.

FPL players with bonus points potential can win Football Index dividends 2

Away from Anfield, the saga that gripped many in FPL might well be about to play out in FI as well.

Ilkay Gundogan (£0.91) has delivered in buckets in recent weeks, scoring 11 goals in his last 12 league appearances at a knockdown FPL price.


So delicious was his form that he was the captain of choice among a large slice of fantasy bosses for Manchester City’s Double Gameweek involving Spurs and then Everton.

He delivered in spades, with two goals and an assist, against Tottenham. But a groin injury picked up late in the match meant he missed the trip to Goodison Park, leaving some especially entitled managers bleating about their bad luck.

In the end, the German international was out for just the one match, and he remains very popular in FPL.

But doubts over the in-form midfielder’s fitness might have been behind the quietly increasing interest in Kevin De Bruyne (£3.06) being exhibited by FI traders.

His share price was slowly creeping back up as he prepared to return from the hamstring injury that sidelined him for four weeks, with a peak earlier this week of £3.24.

FPL managers might need to take heed of the market forces on the Belgian.
And if you’ve not bet on De Bruyne in FI, now might be the time to act.


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292 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Pope vs Martinez - who are you playing?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Martinez but could backfire.

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Martinez

    3. citizenkane
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Martinez

    4. GinjaWhinja
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Martinez. Genuinely considering him for the captaincy this week.

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best replaecement for Inga if I already have DCL?

    Got 8.4 to spend.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Richarlison?

    2. BullDogTevez
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Giroud

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Richarlison or Diagne

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ingrid. Heard she’s worth every penny.

    5. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'm tempted to go richarlison for a hit

    6. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Just hold Ings for his double next week

    7. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Watkins

  3. Jimmers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    On WC
    A Reguilon, Rodriguez
    B Digne, Barnes

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    2. Il Capitano
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'm on B with my WC

      • BullDogTevez
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B

      • iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B

      • Big Col
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B, no contest

      • ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B easy

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who scores more?

      A. DCL and Barnes
      B. Kane x2

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B

      2. reeceon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      3. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Luckily I have both options cause ifI had the choose it would hurt. 50/50 imo

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Lol thanks

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Disastrous if A, Kane x2 costs so much more

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          ?

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Best West Brom attacker for 6m?

      1. BullDogTevez
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        None

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Don't go there...

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Diagne, do it for fun

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks just wanted assurance that Diagne is a good option. Got him in for a hit lol

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I am jealous as I wanted differential but running out FTs

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hits are for bringing in a WBA attacker because there is a dgw

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Yeah fair enough mate, I have got 10 DGWs + Raphinha so the upside is limited with hits, GL!

        2. casual69
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          amn triple capt for a laugh!

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Well that's something 😆

    5. reeceon
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dier or Reguilon?

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Dier

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Reguilon

      3. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Reguilon by a distance. Dier is awful

    6. Big Col
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Best way to get Kane into TC

      a) McCarthy, Bamford, Antonio to Fabri, Brewster, Kane
      6 for 29

      b) Salah, Antonio to Kane, Son -4
      8 for 29

      c) Salah, Antonio, Mee to Kane, Son, Targett -8
      9 for 29

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      2. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      3. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Kane is not worth a -8, nor at the expense of Salah against Sheffield Utd.

    7. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dgw fever has got me.

      Tarkowski -> Pereira for -4 and bench Raphinha.

      Thoughts about that move?

      1. Big Col
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I would, mine above?

      2. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Doesn’t Tarkowski also have DGW... I wouldn’t lose him for a -4

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Can't see more than 3 points for him

      3. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I want to get KDB in but don't want to bench Raphinia . It's hard to know. He was awesome against Southampton.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Agreed. Should have got double digits in both games last gw

      4. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks

    8. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Have 5.5 to spend on def for dgw. Who to choose?

      Pope*
      Cancelo* Lowton* _____
      Salah* Bruno* Barnes* Gundo*
      Kane(C)* Bamford DCL*

      McCharty Raphinha Dallas Coufal (BB)

      1. Redranger
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Shaw?

      2. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Reguilon

    9. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nobody getting Kane for a hit and putting TC on him?

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nah going for Salah or DCL for TC I think

      2. Big Col
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I am for a -8 once I can work out who to transfer out

    10. Couch Potato
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Shipping out Coufal for a -4, plenty of funds available

      A Cancelo
      B Stones
      D Digne

      1. Couch Potato
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        *C Pereira

      2. frenchfries
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      3. Big Col
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        D digne

      4. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B.

        Stones I think is nailed for both fixtures. Had 2 rests in their last 3 games.

        https://twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1364694298768404482/photo/1

    11. Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      vardy or son on a wc is blowing my mind 🙁 so difficult

    12. frenchfries
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      For the next 4-5 gw

      Dallas ->

      A) Targett
      B) Dier
      C) Other 4.9 or below

    13. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who to take a punt on?

      Foden or Mahrez

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

        1. elwardio
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A

    14. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      When to use TC:

      A. Kane GW26 (BUR/ful)
      B. Sterling GW27 (MUN/SOU)
      C. KDB GW27 (MUN/SOU)
      D. Other

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        C

      2. frenchfries
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      4. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'm going A sooooooo....

    15. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Worth a hit to do bamford > Watkins ?

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not with Grealish out

      2. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No

    16. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How many goals are we expecting from Spurs this week ?

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Less than 3

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3 I reckon

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Not worth the triple up then?

          1. n-doggg
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Defender maybe

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        4 in total, 2 of them scored by Eric Dier.

      4. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3 this week.
        3 next week.

        All in the same DGW 😉

      5. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'm expecting 0 from my TC so I can't be disappointed unless he goes off injured after 3 minutes like last season

      6. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        1.
        1 against Burnley.
        0 against Fulham.

    17. zotter
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bench one

      A. Rudiger
      B. Bamford
      C. Raphinha

      1. Gabhini Gupini
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Rud

    18. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      McCarthy,
      Stones, Cancelo, Tarkowski
      Salah, Gundogan, Bruno, Son, Raphina
      DCL, Bamford

      Forster, Ings , Coufal, Mitchell

      1ft 2.2itb WC BB and FH available

      A) ings, Tarkowski and son > Kane(c) digne and Barnes -8
      B) ings, Tarkowski > Kane (c) + 4.9 defender? -4
      C) Tarkowski > Digne (captain Son)

    19. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Really hope spurs and Kane doubters Get punished but let’s face it, both games will probably be 1-0 either way

      1. BullDogTevez
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Haaaaaaaaarry Winks DGW hero

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Should I do Sterling, Ings to Gundogan, Kane (TC) for -4?

      3. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If Kane ends up with 18 we would be over the moon

    20. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Who to start, let’s do this, first to 5:

      1. Bamford (hatrick v Villa last time)
      2. Raphinha (in form)

      Thanks

      1. Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tricky one. Same predicament.

        Leaning on Bamford as on pens isn't he?

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I believe he is yes

    21. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Any defender worth getting for 5 million as a replacement for Mee?

    22. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Play Dallas/Raphinha/Bamford?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Would play the attackers

      2. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes

      3. fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I’m going Bamford for pens

    23. Mackans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A. Mane & Watkins
      B. Traore & Kane (-4)

      Kane would be my captain, and it would get me one more player bgw29

    24. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      WCing and after having him for most of the season I'm Switching Martinez and fodder to Areola and Johnstone and will rotate for the rest of the season. Need something different plus I have my bench boost in hand so this will make it easier to play later in the season+villa have poor fixtures GW 30 onwards so this makes sense on paper. I already know I'm going to regret this soon enough

      1. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Don't do it! He's the 7th top scoring player in the game.

        Bonus magnet, with a double. Playing 2 away fixtures which makes them WAY more likely to keep things tight and get clean sheets. Hold.

    25. MattLevett
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ahhhh. Just cant decide. TC on Fernandes or Gundogan ... convince me please!

      1. GinjaWhinja
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Gundo.

        Best team. Best attacking returns for said team. Both matches at home. West Ham don't defend.

    26. bso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Start Rudiger or Bamford?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Same choice

        Going Bamford

        Watched him destroy Villa last time out with my jaw on the floor - Mings & Konsa are scared, believe me

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks. Love your name!

    27. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Would you have:

      1. Tarko
      2. Digne -4

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        1

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Probably 2

      3. Dosh
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Close. 2

    28. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Transfer done....captain picked....team set.... good luck all

    29. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      When are next rounds of CL and EL?