Scout Notes

Injury concern for Martinez after latest double-digit haul

Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa

  • Goals: Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Ollie Watkins (£6.5m)
  • Bonus: El Ghazi, Emiliano Martinez (£5.3m) x3, Tyrone Mings (£5.4m), Ezri Konsa (£4.6m) x1

Aston Villa continued life without Jack Grealish (£7.6m) in rather more convincing fashion than their previous attempt against Leicester City.

Dean Smith’s side followed up that feeble defeat with a narrow win at Leeds in which their opponents were caught cold by a high-pressing start and then ran out of ideas to find a way past the visitors’ low block after the interval.

With Grealish still injured, and his obvious understudy Ross Barkley (£5.9m) poor last time out, Smith gave Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m) only his second start of the season in midfield.

But it was Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m) who filled the attacking void created by the skipper, the Netherlands international scoring early and leading the way for attempts on the day, with five.

Emi Award-Winning

Real-world aficionado Smith was clearly happy with his team’s performance, but back in Fantasy land, Grealish’s absence wasn’t the biggest news in town.

The most-owned Villa player on display was keeper Emiliano Martinez (£5.3m and 38.7%) and he treated his troops to a third double-digit haul in six starts thanks to three saves and maximum bonus, awarded jointly with El Ghazi.

Kudos, in particular, went to the 14,170 who captained the stopper.

Another popular Villa player, Ollie Watkins (£6.5m and 27%), treated his 318,364 new owners to a first return since Gameweek 23, even if his assist for the winner came from a miscued shot.

The striker went into the match the subject of various (bogus) injury reports, while Martinez ended it with an issue (genuine) that Smith later confirmed led to him having painkillers during the match:

Yeah. He had a tight groin which just restricted him playing out a little bit with our centre-backs taking the goal kicks. I’m not sure what the latest is.

Villa play again on Wednesday, against Sheffield United and Smith has not ruled out the 24.3%-owned Grealish returning for that match. 

Many more FPL managers would rather see Martinez still fit for a schedule that looks kindly in the short term and includes a Gameweek 29 fixture, albeit against Spurs.

Bielsa Blues

Leeds’ next few matches are considerably more challenging as they’ll face West Ham, Chelsea, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs between now and the end of April.

And they’re currently in a slump, with three defeats in the last four Gameweeks.

A lack of a second fixture in Gameweek 26 meant their key FPL assets all suffered sales heading into the game.

Their most-owned player, Patrick Bamford (£6.8m and 52.7%), was ditched by nearly half a million managers and even the in-form Raphinha (£5.4m and 9.2%) lost a net 88,432 despite producing returns from the previous seven straight Gameweeks.

The midfielder very nearly punished those sellers, only to waste Leeds’ best chance when he fluffed a header from close range late on.

The home team’s other major FPL asset, the 21.1%-owned Stuart Dallas (£5.0m), was returned to the back four by Bielsa, with fellow defender Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) preferred in midfield.

That experiment lasted 52 minutes, with Ezgjan Alioski (£4.4m) brought on and Dallas moved forward.

But the loss further cemented the Northern Ireland international’s boom or bust feel of late. His last six scores have been: 1, 12, -1, 2, 15 and 2.

Leeds XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Llorente, Ayling; Struijk (Alioski 53); Costa (Harrison 64), Roberts (Hernández 71), Klich, Raphinha; Bamford. 

Aston Villa XI (4-3-2-1): Martínez; Targett, Mings, Konsa, Elmohamady; Nakamba, McGinn, Ramsey (Sanson 79); El Ghazi (Trézéguet 88), B Traoré; Watkins.

Newcastle United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) | Ruben Neves (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) | Pedro Neto (£5.7m)
  • Bonus: Neves x3 Adama Traore (£6.0m) x2 Lascelles x2

A 1-1 draw kept Newcastle United dangerously close to the relegation places and Fantasy managers comfortably distanced from their – or Wolves’ – players.

The most-owned home star was the injured Callum Wilson (£6.5m and 6.5%), with mercurial midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) next up on 2.5% ownership.

The latter limped off after 62 minutes on Saturday with a groin problem. Magpies manager Steve Bruce also had to deal with a knee issue that forced Miguel Almiron (£5.6m) off at half-time, while Emil Krafth (£4.2m) picked up a knock and was replaced after 71 minutes.

Bruce delivered a specific update on Almiron, and a rather more general one on the other two, post-match:

It’s too early, but for him (Almiron) to come off and be in the state he is in, we fear the worst. He was in distress at half-time. He will have scans on Sunday to see how he is. Unfortunately in the second, we were disrupted again with injuries, so we’ll see how we are tomorrow and hopefully get a few of them back.

Wolves players aren’t much more popular in FPL, although the 7.1%-owned Pedro Neto (£5.7m) produced a third attacking return in five games with the assist for Ruben Neves’ (£5.1m) equaliser.

And while Adama Traore‘s (£6.0m) goalless run continued for a 25th league appearance, he did manage to bring in two bonus points thanks, in the main, to four key passes and an impressive 14 successful take-ons.

Saint-Maximin’s departure indirectly led to Newcastle’s goal, with substitute Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) providing a fine cross for Jamaal Lascelles (£4.2m) to head home.

That put paid to the visitors’ hopes of a third clean sheet in four matches and with Manchester City, Aston Villa and Liverpool to come before a blank Gameweek 29, new investment in their back line is unlikely.

Nuno Espirito Santos’ side is also as goal-shy as Newcastle – they’ve both scored 27 goals from 26 games – so neither team’s attacking assets will merit much consideration either.

Two strikers did come close to breaking the deadlock late on Saturday evening, however.

Joelinton (£5.7m) saw his close-range effort somehow helped over the bar by a Romain Saiss (£4.9m) block, while substitute Fabio Silva (£5.2m) had a point-blank header brilliantly saved by the returning Martin Dubravka (£4.8m).

Newcastle will face fellow strugglers West Brom, Brighton and Burnley over the next five Gameweeks.

There will be tension, there might be drama, but there won’t be many with Fantasy investment in the Magpies for those fixtures.

Newcastle United XI (4-2-3-1): Dúbravka; Lewis, Clark, Lascelles, Krafth (Ritchie 72); Hayden, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin (Murphy 63), Willock, Almirón (Fraser 45); Joelinton. 

Wolves XI (3-4-2-1): Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny (Aït-Nouri 90+4), Neves, Moutinho, Semedo (Hoever 85); Neto, A Traoré; Willian J (Fábio Silva 82).

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816 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    DCL day

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hope so, so far having nightmare GW.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Ditto and ditto.

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Indeed. Son apart, every captaincy choice failed. His time to shine.

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Digne day

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Everyone in my ml has brought him in.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      DCL & Digne day

    6. dynamike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      DCL TC day!

      1. veedub1989
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Amen! My rival TFC Bale and has caught up!

    7. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Dayyy Ings

    8. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      My time to hide. Couldn't squeeze him in.

    9. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Love DCL Day. It's own clothes day and an early finish here.

  2. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Replacement for barnes (up to 9.5m):

    A) Son
    B) Bale

    I’m currently 75 points behind the leader in my ML, and he has Son. Is it at this point in the season that I should take a punt on Bale? Cheers

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

      Wouldn't trust Bale just yet. Son for me.

    2. 2OLEgend
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I think you are 3 days late on that Bale signing. Would rather go Son, even if chasing. Other options is Gundo, Grealish (if fit), Maddison (if fit), Raphinha, JWP, Lingard and Rashford

      • themaindanger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Go for Bale. Nice differential if your chasing, but obviously wait till the end of the GW before making transfers.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Jose's comments on Bale's fitness has me doubting his nailedness under Mou whereas Son is insanely fit to play 90 every game. I'd go for Sonny.

      • Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A

      • Kabayan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A

      • HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers guys, i’ll go with Son

    3. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lloris -> Areola (have Martínez) will give me 8.2 ITB to replace Barnes (-4). Who do I get?

      A - Bilva/Foden
      B - Mount
      C - Grealish/Jota (coming back from injury)
      D - Lingardinho
      E - your suggestions

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

        Grealish or Raphinha. Both play in 29 so have that in mind.

        1. afsr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Have Raphinia so guess its Grealish then, cause i dont have FH

      2. Fantasydreamer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Saka - plays 29 and arsenal have a good run in after that

    4. marcos11
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Will Maddison/Grealish be fit for gw27/28?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Grealish I think maybe, Maddison I doubt but just gut feeling

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I’ve only just checked it but my template rating is 80% with my next move rashford > son it’ll probably be even higher, does this mean I should start looking at differentials? Rank has been stuck around 300k for a few game weeks now

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I certainly does not! Congratulations, Sir Steve the Spud. You should feel free, once again, to ARISE!

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I have double United defence and mine is still 85% template (6k overall), I find it's very hard to get it down significantly.

        3. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Mine is sitting at 87% which seems crazy, I have 3 players less than 50% owned in top 10.
          Bamford (just about)
          Dias
          Awb
          Its pretty mental.

        4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          61% here!

        5. gogs67
            1 month, 22 days ago

            54% here and a lovely green arrow so far.
            That's the risk though

        6. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Exact cash to do Bruno>KDB(c), do I risk being priced out?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Take a chance on KDB, as ABBA used to say.

            1. DannyDrinkVodka
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Now that’s the Carpe Diem I need on a Monday morning

            2. gedda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Man I just spat out my cup of tea reading this. NEW TEAM NAME

          2. A.J.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Considering the same move. I'd be a lot happier seeing reduced minutes in the week first though before committing.

          3. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I wouldn't do it before the second City game. Just go for Sterling or take a hit by downgrading someone to a BGW29 player if KDB rises today

        7. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          1FT 2.0ITB.

          Looking to ship out Mee. Who to get? Dunk?

          Martinez
          Dias Stones Mee Digne
          Gundogan Bruno Salah Son
          DCL Watkins

          Pope Raphinha Dallas Bamford

          1. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Dunk or Targett

        8. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Massive day for me. DCL captain tonight, only scored 43 this week with WC played.

          Barnes injured
          ESR injured (bench fodder)
          Vardy no supply lines now
          Martinez potentially injured

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

            I've captained him too so you made the right call. Has fixtures and form for a decent haul this week. Go well.

        9. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Anyone else thinking of avoiding a City captain in DGW27 and going Kane or Salah?

          I don't really trust any of my 3x City to play twice... Stones Gundo Sterling.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Not Salah, thats for sure

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Don't blame you at all.

            1. Flynny
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Perhaps. I'm hoping gundog is rested v wolves and then I'd be happy to captain him gw27

              If not, then it's either cancelo, kane or salah

          3. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I'm on Kane currently

          4. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Locked on Kane for me I think

          5. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            no, not captaining City is a bad move expected value wise

          6. hullcityfan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Nah - it’s still the best team in the league with a DGW.

            We’ll have a better idea of who should play twice after the Wolves game.

          7. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Safe with Dias?

          8. NateDogsCats
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I'm going for Antonio right now

          9. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Going to be very tight for motm prize in my ml.
            Comes down to
            1) Martinez - awb - cancelo
            Vs
            2)Areola- taggart- stones - Watkins (+4)

            Need a stones no show, and a Fulham smashing to have a chance!

          10. YoungPretender
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Will wait until gameweek is over, but how does;
            Barnes & Shaw > Grealish/Lingard & Reguilon (-4) look?

            Will require a hit or 2 in preparation for GW29.

            1. jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Just in case - Lingard can't play GW28

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

            I've watched that CHO penalty incident several times and I still can not see what OGS is moaning about. If anything, it hit the UTD player first.

            Siege setting in early at UTD?

          12. tbos83
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Up to 80k despite Salah cap, but have a feeling it won't last. There's no way he's scoring against Chelsea...

              1. The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Best get in and boast about the rank now then.

                1. tbos83
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Precisely my thinking

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Good man.

              2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                The price changes debacle recently has been nothing short of disgraceful.

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Tell me about it, my grocery bill just keeps rising and rising. And I won't even talk about petrol!

                  1. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Haha...

              3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Thoughts on mount to replace Barnes?

                Other options I consider are perreira lingard or tielemans.

                Thanks you and gl

                1. jomikijiq
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  it depends on the chip strategy

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Like

                3. mojoindojo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Is he nailed though

                4. Athletico Underachieving
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I’ve got FH for 29 so considering the same move. Decent fixtures which pick up from 30

                5. mojoindojo
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Mendy saving my BB. 10 from him and 4 from Saka, Bamford, Dallas.

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Likewise. Love Mendy.

                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    2, 2, 1 from the Leeds players. 6 from Areola some saving grace.

                6. Atimis
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Potential Barnes replacement with 8.4? Grealish, Lingard or someone else?

                  Or should I try to downgrade elsewhere and get Son?

                  1. 2OLEgend
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Raphinha would be my first choice if you don't planning on FHing in GW29

                    • jomikijiq
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      it depends on the chip strategy

                    • Atimis
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Have Raph already, used FH but still have WC and BB

                    • FPLord
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Raphinha would be my first pick. As I already have him, I'm thinking about getting Saka.

                  2. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Chances of a Burnley clean sheet to boost my bench??

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Feeling optimistic about CS chances with how unfortunately depleted Leicester are at the moment. Burnley didn't look much better but you'd expect them to be improved at Turf Moor.

                  3. dshv
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Martinez(johnstone)
                    Diaz stones dallas coufal mitchell
                    Salah bruno son gundo barnes
                    Dcl bamford antonio

                    Maybe will hit WC30
                    But when to use BB ??

                    And for the final run, going with strong starting XI and no bench or invest on the bench?

                    1. 2OLEgend
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        If you have any spare money ITB you can replace Mitchell and BB this week?

                        1. 2OLEgend
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            And Barnes to Raphinha/Lingard

                        2. jomikijiq
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          just use it 27/28

                          you get a better team structure on WC then

                        3. DannyDrinkVodka
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          BB30 WC 31 could be the better option, I would be slightly concerned wildcarding 30 due to the international break

                      • AC Yew
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Any ideas what to do with this team? 1 FT 0.7 ITB

                        McCarthy
                        Evans Stones Cancelo
                        Salah Son Gundogan Fernandes
                        DCL Bamford Antonio

                        Pope Coufal AWB ESR

                        1. jomikijiq
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Bruno -> KDB/Sterling

                          1. AC Yew
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Wish i could start 4 Man City!
                            Would rather lose Salah over Bruno

                            1. jomikijiq
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              just lose the City def to a BGW29 def

                              having Bruno over Salah now doesn't make sense with their fixtures

                              1. DannyDrinkVodka
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                This

                              2. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                I think if you’re going to own the one city defender it really should be Dias. Cancelo upside but risky having him as you’re only coverage when they get a CS and he’s benched

                      • PogBruno
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Sell one?

                        A) Salah
                        B) Bruno

                        Buy one?

                        1) Son
                        2) Bale

                        1. jomikijiq
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          easily B1

                        2. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          A1

                          1. jennmenn
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Caught In The Middle

                        3. Atimis
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          You wanna sell Bruno?

                        4. Warby84
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          B1

                      • Pat Bonner
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Interesting stat that Jochim Anderson hadn't registered a single attempt at goal in last 6 GWs and then he plays Palace - he had 5 attempts yesterday.

                        1. NateDogsCats
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            I'm hoping you're telling me I can hope for more than 3pts from TC Bruno! Not been a stellar week although I know I'm not the only one by any means

                          • Russell
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            That's just not true - against Everton he had one from about 8 yards blocked by a defender, would've gone in if not for the block.

                        2. VaVaVoom14
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          How many points do the following get in the next game of the double gameweek:

                          A) Kane
                          B) Kdb

                          1. PogBruno
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            6
                            0

                          2. jennmenn
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            13
                            1

                          3. Boberella
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            6
                            11

                        3. Make United Great Again
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Still a lot of games left. Don’t beat yourself up if it hasn’t started well.

                          1. Mr. O'Connell
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            My team is over half single week players thanks to Leeds, City rotation and injuries. Triple captain has blanked first game. It's not gonna get much better.

                            1. Make United Great Again
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Who’s your triple?

                              1. Mr. O'Connell
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Bruno. Granted I did it with the Palace game in mind, but could and maybe should have had a jammy pen yesterday. Once again the whole week rests on captaincy.

                        4. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Saved by bgw29. Got in Son instead of Barnes only to cover for 29.

                        5. HMC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Somehow still own Rodrigo but have 4m itb
                          Barnes obviously has to go

                          Palace seems like another good fixture for spurs

                          Which combo do you prefer:
                          Son and Antonio
                          Vardy and Lingard
                          Bale and Antonio

                          This will be for the next 4gw then wc31
                          Own Kane and Bamford

                          1. Nedvěd11
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Son and Ant

                            1. Nedvěd11
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Based on GW29 and Antonio vs Leeds next..

                              1. HMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Cheers. Also forgot to post Watkins as option and Saka in midfield but Son fixtures better

                          2. RichRover
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            S and A

                        6. Pep Roulette
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          If Emi is out?

                          A. Play Areola vs Liverpool then vs City
                          B. Get a keeper with FT

                          1. HMC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Nip covers gw29 too
                            If it’s just one week out I’d hold

                            1. Pep Roulette
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Cheers mate

                        7. Nedvěd11
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          How many players is a must start in GW29 if you dont have FH?

                          1. Limbo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            It's less about numbers and more about tactics IMO. So, say if you can get 9 without hits, then I'd rather that than breaking apart decent team for a -8 to get in players you want to get rid of. Unless GW30 is your wildcard and you can immediately sort out the team (riskier but a nice move)

                          2. jomikijiq
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            there's no fixed number, we just have to evaluate every hit individually

                          3. No Professionals
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            i'd say you can cope with 7 if it's a good 7. At the end of the day it is never about 1 gameweek. if you can only field 6, and it would involve taking out players for hits (who have good game weeks after), then just take your medicine.

                        8. Limbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          If Martinez IS injured, would we get points off bench for second keeper — in my case Steer (assuming he plays?) for the SHU match?

                          1. Nedvěd11
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            No

                          2. Flair
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Of course not

                            1. Limbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Haha. Now you say it like that - I've just got my head up my @$$E as it's a keeper switch. Better get another coffee.

                          3. Lucky Z
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            If you BB

                          4. fr3d
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Yes, Steer comes on for Harry Kane and you get both Martinez and Steer points

                          5. Limbo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Thanks all.

                            It would be a good rule tho - IF a player is injured in a DGW you get first off the bench in their place for second match... keeper or not. E.g those who brought in Barnes this week. They'd get Raph in for second.

                        9. No Professionals
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          not at all haunted by the late Kane and Salah glaring misses, absolutely fine with them.