Scout Notes

Salah blanks against bottom-half club again as Fulham’s defence continues to impress

Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool

  • Goals: Curtis Jones (£4.4m), Kean Bryan (£3.9m) own goal 
  • Assists: Roberto Firmino (£9.2m)
  • Bonus: Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) x3 Adrian (£4.2m) x2 Andy Robertson (£7.2m) x1

Liverpool dodged a fifth straight league loss with a victory over Sheffield United that produced little more than scraps for the owners of the team’s front three.

It was a sign of how far the Reds’ star has fallen recently that nearly all of their players suffered sales going into Double Gameweek 26, even though it started with this match against the league’s bottom side.

Chief among them was Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), who was moved on by a net 144,540 FPL managers.

Three Become None

The Egyptian blanked for the second match running, although he did miss a big chance late on from an Andy Robertson (£7.2m) cross.

This was his sixth successive match without an attacking return against a side currently in the bottom half – although the fact that he has spurned seven big chances in those half-dozen games suggests it’s just a matter of time before the drought ends.

Sadio Mane (£11.8m), meanwhile, didn’t have a single attempt all night, and to add insult to apathy, his (dwindling) 5.2% ownership were also denied an assist for Roberto Firmino‘s (£9.2m) strike after 65 minutes when it was subsequently downgraded to a Kean Bryan (£3.9m) own-goal.

Even second-string keeper Adrian (£4.2m), in for Alisson (£5.9m) on compassionate grounds, experienced sales, with 32 especially disloyal managers missing out on a nine-pointer for their treachery.

One of the very few Liverpool players who did enjoy purchases for the double fixtures was bargain-basement midfielder Curtis Jones (£4.4m), and a prescient 3,257 managers reaped the rewards from his first goal of the season.

(Full) Back In The Points

These have been tough times for owners of Liverpool full-backs Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m).

The former had blanked for seven straight starts, while the latter’s 14-point haul at Spurs had been his only major return since the first match of Double Gameweek 19 against Manchester United.

But a first clean sheet since that United clash, plus bonus points for both of them, meant the defenders served their still significantly large ownerships well.

Alexander-Arnold bagged the maximum bonus available with a well-rounded performance which had him leading the way for chances created (four) and recoveries (14) and second for attempts (three).

The pair also provided a big chance each.

All of this good stuff needs to come with the rider that it was ‘only Sheffield United’, however.

A far bigger test will come on Thursday at home to Chelsea, and manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that fixture might involve the return of some key players:

Alisson and Fabinho, I’m pretty sure (will be available). Diogo (Jota) was with us in the hotel, but overnight he got sick. He was in the squad today. I would think he is ready for Thursday, but I don’t know. Fabinho trained twice with the team, should be at least close for the squad, I’m pretty sure.

As for the Blades, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) made some outstanding saves (and seven in all), while Ollie McBurnie‘s (£5.6m) miss from a free header at 0-0 looked all the more glaring as the game went on.

Manager Chris Wilder summed up the night neatly when he said:

We had a right go but lacked quality and strength in depth.

Unless something amazing happens, their relegation looks inevitable and their Fantasy appeal remains negligible.

Sheffield Utd XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Ampadu, Jagielka (Osborn 56), Bryan; Baldock, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck (Sharp 80), Stevens; McBurnie, McGoldrick (Burke 56). 

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Phillips, Robertson; Jones (Keita 80), Wijnaldum, Thiago (Milner 76); Salah, Firmino, Mane. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham

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Bonus: Vicente Guaita (£4.8m) x3, Gary Cahill (£4.5m) x2, Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m) x2

Fulham made it four clean sheets from their last five games as they shut down a Crystal Palace side that even drying paint would have struggled to find entertaining.

Of the three shots Roy Hodgson’s team had, none were on target, but while the Cottagers were considerably more progressive, a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping ensured a stalemate.

Neither team has sparked a Fantasy frenzy this season. 

The most popular player, Tyrick Mitchell (£3.9m and 14.7%), has a cut-price value to thank for his bulky ownership, although he was an unused substitute here.

As for Fulham, the entire squad’s ownership adds up to 21.6%, or exactly half a Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as it’s known in FPL circles.

Just under 100,000 managers did take a punt on left-back Ola Aina (£4.5m), however, which made him the only player from either side to figure in the top 30 transfers-in for Gameweek 26.

There was plenty of logic behind the move, with Aina having scored 28 points from his previous three starts. 

But the reward for that logic was a return of one whole point as Fulham boss Scott Parker replaced their man with Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) at the interval.

Parker explained the move post-match:

I just thought we needed a little bit more down that right side and I thought it worked. It was nothing to do with Ola, but Antonee just gave us that little bit more going forward.

That should provide Aina’s new owners with a small crumb of comfort – the fact he might well return for the Gameweek’s second fixture, at home to Spurs, on Thursday.

Fulham had chances after the break, but Palace keeper Vicente Guaita (£4.8m) was in no mood to be beaten, making four saves and earning maximum bonus for his third 10-pointer of a season in which he’s kept just five clean sheets.

Hodgson blamed his side’s lack of threat firmly on… Fulham:

Our ambition was to attack and create lots of goals chances, but unfortunately, there were two teams on the field, weren’t there? I’ve got to say, they were very, very good at closing us down, restricting our time and space, making certain the attacking moves and options we were hoping to launch weren’t available.

That doesn’t bode well for the second game of their double – a visit from a Manchester United that’s shown a taste for good away performances this campaign.

As for Fulham, their defensive improvement has been there for all to see.

But an immediate schedule involving Liverpool and Manchester City doesn’t look like the right time for Fantasy managers to tap into it.


Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Van Aanholt, Cahill, Kouyaté, Ward; Eze (McCarthy 79), Riedewald, Milivojevic, Townsend; Ayew, Benteke.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Areola; Aina (Robinson 45), Andersen, Adarabioyo, Tete; Reed, Anguissa (Mitrovic 73); Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, De Cordova-Reid (Cavaleiro 66); Maja.

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413 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Let's go DCL!

  2. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Anyone thinking Barnes -> Soucek? Leeds terrible at corners/set plays.

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Leeds are terrible at defending full stop.

    2. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Good move.

  3. JP\'s
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Best replacement for Barnes? Already have Raphina

      A) El Ghazi
      B) Saka

      1. tbos83
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A

        • No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          does El Ghazi play when Grealish is fit? Saka was rotated this week.

        • Hktrader88
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Last time Barkley was out, El Ghazi came in and couldn't stop scoring. He was dropped as soon as Barkley came back. I expect the same this time when Grealish is back.

        • WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Saka

        • acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Maybe A..
          When he starts scoring he tend to so it for couple of weeks..
          So maybe not late now..

      2. Tomsk
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Am going to Bench Boost next GW.
          A bit worried Salah might get rested three days before second leg of champions league(and with Jota fit again). Any chance he gets rested?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            don't know what to make of salah, hung out on the wing last night and was never really involved (other than going through once, and missing an open goal another time). his form is horrific.

            1. Tomsk
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Agree, not played well for months. Just fear I think stopped me getting rid.

              • Christina.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                if i didn't have 3 city i would swap for kdb

          2. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Would you start Coufal or Dallas?

            1. JBG
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Flip a coin.

            2. WE GO FOR IT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Dallas.

          3. richarlison2348
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Defender replacement for Lowton? Have unlimited budget, already 3 Man City. Planning to WC 31

              1. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Creswell

            • Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Disaster BB GW going on. Would you WC this team. Y/N? (FH, TC still available too.)

              Martinez - Pope
              Dallas - Robbo - Cancelo - Maguire - Pereira
              Mount - Bruno - Salah - Foden - Gundo
              Bamford - DCL - Diagne

              TIA

              1. richarlison2348
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  I would wait, free hit 29 and WC 30 or 31

                  1. Lazaretti
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Thats what I've planned now after DGW26 announcement came so late

                • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Yes I probably would.

                  1. Lazaretti
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Thanks. Looking for KDB, Stones, maybe 3x WHU. cheap backup gk. Kane or Aguero, Rudiger...

                    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      You should draft a WC and see how many changes when compared to your current team. You can WC to cover 29 and FH33.

                      1. Lazaretti
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        True. Could bring in WHU, Spurs, Rapinha, BRI defender. I've done draft and would swap over 10players atm. Keeping Martinez if fit and maybe Mount, Bamford.

                        Maguire -> Shaw
                        Cancelo -> Stones
                        Pereira -> Rudiger
                        Robertson -> Cresswell

                        Salah - KdB
                        Foden -> Soucek
                        Gundo - ?

                        Diagne -> Antonio
                        DCL - > Kane or even Aguero

                        Ederson could also be good way to get City defender.

              2. wilson007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Anyone got any thoughts on FH33 vs FH29?

                1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Have a look at Zophar's article for FH info

                  1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Forgot to post the link. Of course it is team dependent. You can survive 29 with 7-8 players as long as you cover the high owned players.

                    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/02/26/my-wildcard-squad-for-double-gameweek-26-and-when-im-free-hitting/

                    1. wilson007
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Thanks Tony!!

                2. WE GO FOR IT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  FH33 surely.
                  Only 4 fixtures in 29 and all difficult to call.
                  Fulham have improved defensively and Leeds are hit and miss
                  Brighton vs Naewcastle will be cagey. Both will want to win but not want to lose. Can be 0-0/1-1.
                  West Ham are a good 2 way side and Arsenal have improved. Will be a close game.
                  Villa vs Spurs istough to call. 2 equally matched teams could cancel each other out.

                  I guess if you have 7-8 template players, that should be enough to just save it.
                  Martinez, Dallas, Son, Grealish, Watkins, Bamford and Kane will be the highly owned players. If you can get most of these palyers, you should be good.

                  You can attack in GW33 with good fixtures for United, Leicester, Liverpool and Villa.

                  1. wilson007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Thanks mate! Yeah starting to think you're right.. was always planning to FH29 but now I'm not so sure.

                    1. WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      The ceiling is quite low in 29. There are no obvious wins for big teams to target. 33 looks good as you can take a punt on the likes of Rashforf, Cavani, Vardy, Mane, etc. who you probably won't get in your team right now.

                3. Athletico Underachieving
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    For me personally it’s going to be 29, without hits could only get max 7 out. Much easier to shape the team for 30 onwards and lose 2 of my 3 city/2 spurs for week 33...

                4. RECKLESS
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Barca Ceo and President arrested for corruption..Club could face closure if guilt is proven. Real Madrid just got hard on

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Messi to Premier League, finally.

                    1. RECKLESS
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Thats for sure.Regardless of ceo and president proven not guilty,Messi will move as they will be out of ucl now as this aint the same Barca who can lead a typical comeback vs Psg. Plus Messi deserves the best and althought its likely Mcity, will be great if one of Liv/Manutd can prize him away...Probably Burnley are favourites

                      1. Pep bites Kun
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        lol would love to see Messi at Burnley. That would sort out a lot without putting anyone at all out

                  2. RECKLESS
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    I hope this escalates. With how badly Barca is run couldnt care less as Messi will also finally grace The best league in the world

                  3. rackus
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      they would probably have to sell everyone in the club including the staff workers to get him. smh.

                  4. DavvaMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Hi Guys

                    Thinking of transferring Bruno for KDB, I would need to lose one of my Man City defenders as I would have too many City players.

                    So my question is which of the two below would you remove?

                    A. Stones
                    B. Cancelo

                    Also a replacement for Barnes, was thinking of the below:

                    A. Soucek
                    B. Mount.
                    C. Jota

                    Thanks

                    1. Lazaretti
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      BA, Stones better value

                    2. RECKLESS
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Barnes to Jota if he plays next match in this gw.
                      I will do that as Fulham next. Only reshuffle Mcity if have wc...kdb not worth the strain now as even Kane is in form now

                      1. DavvaMC
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Yeah, I have a WC left, but plan on using that GW30 or GW31.

                        1. Chrisitis
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          WC 30/31 makes no sence with bgw 32/33 in mind

                  5. Pep bites Kun
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Harvey Barnes knee injury: Mar 01: "We're hopeful he will go in for surgery tomorrow. Part of the patella has separated. It's a repair job. Hopefully he can be close to playing [in six weeks]."
                    https://www.premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

                    1. RECKLESS
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Great I can keep on bench then :p

                  6. JBG
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    No punishment for Shaw, good FA are not that horrible at decision making.

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      What did Shaw do?

                      1. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Got asked to comment on the pen situation v Chelsea. Said that Maguire had been told from the ref that VAR gave a pen, but couldn't/wouldn't give it because of media backlash.

                        1. Bushwhacker
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Huh ; United need fining as a club ; ironic that Ole comes out trying to influence refs by saying refs are being influenced. Wasn't a penalty in a month of Sundays.

                    2. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      That's good, but also hope they give 'sloth' refs the sideline until they're up on their game

                      1. JBG
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Indeed.

                  7. cruzex
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Any news about DGW28 with Everton+Villa?

                    Ty

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      None yet

                    2. Honourvolley
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Unfortunately not. Less hopeful by the day

                  8. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    No one from my direct rivals have DCL and Digne. I have DCL TC and Digne. Big game for me tonight.

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Choo Choo!

                      1. The Train Driver
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Choo choo indeed!

                    2. grumpyman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      DCL, Digne and Richarlison here. Hoping for a big Everton performance - problem is, we never know which Everton will turn up. *pray emoji*

                    3. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      I just have DCL, but my rival doesn’t 🙂

                      1. Pep bites Kun
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I just have KFC and I'm all set! 🙂

                    4. Vamos Los Celeste
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Played Ings and DCL , Everton will disappoint @ Goodison as usual.

                  9. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Would you BB this?

                    McCarthy* | Vestergaard* | Bamford | Dallas

                    *DGW

                    Thanks

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Rest of team:

                      Martinez
                      Cancelo | Lowton | El Mohamady
                      KdB | Bruno | Son | Gundogan | Pereira
                      Kane | DCL

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      I don't really like the look of that WHU is a tough one for LEE.

                      SOU do have a double but one of them is vs. MCI (read: 2x blanks) & whilst the other is SHU, you can't really guarantee SOU keep a CS which is what you're betting on.

                      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Probably not, no.

                    3. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      For want of a better bench, yes I would.

                    4. Tomsk
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Yeah definitely. Always going to be worried about getting your Man City players on pitch if you don't do it now.

                    5. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Luke Shaw safe.

                      https://twitter.com/skysports_bryan/status/1366433332293165056?s=19

                      Agree RE: some comments. The FA would rather let this one die than expose themselves up after a string of poor refereeing decisions...

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        "NEW: FA will take no action over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Luke Shaw media comments in relation to match officials yesterday. FA does not consider comments to be breaches of its rules and regulations. #MUFC #SSN"

                        1. richarlison2348
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Did Luke Shaw speak up about the bad refereeing or what happened?

                            1. Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              YouTube Luke Shaw interview will likely give you the answer.

                              1. richarlison2348
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  We do have to remember that while they occasionally make mistakes, you have to remember the numerous games where they get incredibly difficult calls right

                                  1. Hazz
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    I don't think that's really the point. If VAR recommended a penalty be given (which Shaw may have misheard, but may be right) & the referee overruled it - that is not about getting the decision right/wrong - it's about not causing a stir.

                                    Anyway this'll probably just go to die now, which I don't really care if it does. Just an interesting one. You'd think if they have the audio they & Shaw was telling porkies they could just share that.

                                    1. Bushwhacker
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      The referee made an on pitch decision (correctly) - no penalty. VAR's job is to say "we think it could be, take a look" ; referee took a look - and there wasn't evidence to sway his decision. Again, correctly. That Ole hasn't been fined is an outrage, he's clearly trying to influence future decisions.

                                      1. Studs Up
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        This

                                  2. Pep bites Kun
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    You are correct on the majority of referees & decisions, but there is a small pool of amoeba who aren't fit to govern at the top flight. 🙂

                        2. Bojam
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Afternoon all,

                          I have the 2nd WC and FH chips left. Any suggestions on the optimum strategy to play them - i.e. best weeks?

                          Current squad:

                          Martinez; Sanchez
                          Dias, Stones, Castagne, Rudiger, Coufal
                          Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Rafinha
                          Kane, DCL, Watkins

                          Of those, both keepers and only 5 outfield players have fixtures in GW29.

                          For context, I'm top of both of my main mini-leagues. And around 100K overall atm. Played the TC on Kane this week and the BB back in GW19.

                          Cheers!

                          1. richarlison2348
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Probably free hit in 29 and WC after, but you are in a fantastic decision with both chips to do pretty much whatever you'd like with no consequences.

                            • Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I think you need to make a decision on whether you're playing FH29 or FH in a later DGW/BGW or not first.

                              It's quite hard to give advice without knowing that since the recommended players would be different in some cases.

                              Do you want to bring in players for 29, selling some of your current crop, or do you want to keep then?

                              1. Bojam
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Ummm... dunno. I have a combined 5 city and spurs players so FH in 33 (when both blank) could be useful. Problem with the WC is that I'm pretty happy with my squad and don't see the need to radically overhaul anything right now. But the later I leave it the less benefit I get right? Tricky. I've played this season with short-term planning horizons given all the uncertainty. Finding it hard to decide on a good strategy for the remaining 12 weeks.

                            • WE GO FOR IT
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Your team looks in decent shape for BGW29. You can get the Leeds boys in in the next 2/3 weeks and that should be enough to navigate 29 without FH. You can use it in GW33 when Spurs and City blank.

                              WC post GW29. In GW30/GW31 depending on fixtures, form and players you want to get in. If there's no need, just hold. If there are postponements post IB, you can use it then.
                              Or maybe play in the last 2/3 GWs. Defend your lead in MLs or take a punt if you're chasing Top10k.

                              1. Bojam
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Thanks for this mate - really helpful!

                          2. Would Ed Woodward
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Ok to save? 1 FT, 0.4 itb.

                            Martinez
                            Cancelo Stones Dallas
                            Salah Son Gundo Saka
                            Kane Bamford Watkins

                            Pope Bruno Coufal Kilman

                            1. KAALI_DAAL
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Yes

                              • Crunchie
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Yeah looks good for GW 29/30

                              • Bob Vrabkab
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                I'd be considering Salah to KdB and Gundo to someone for a hit if the next fixtures are like the ones just gone by. Got yourself a solid captain for the double then

                            2. 03farmboy
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              How long is Barnes out for?

                              1. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                At least 6 weeks but the sounds of it.

                              2. DavvaMC
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                I read it would be around 6 weeks.

                              3. KAALI_DAAL
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Reading here in comments its 6 weeks.

                                • Pep bites Kun
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Knee injury as reported: Mar 01: "We're hopeful he will go in for surgery tomorrow. Part of the patella has separated. It's a repair job. Hopefully he can be close to playing [in six weeks]."
                                  https://www.premierinjuries.com/injury-table.php

                              4. lindeg
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                How are people still justifying salah's pricetag?

                                1. KAALI_DAAL
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    By imagining he'll win the golden boot.

                                  • Bojam
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Where better to spend the money? I already have 3 city players, Kane & Son, Bruno.... I could get rid but I'd have sh*t loads of cash left itb. And Salah, although badly out of form, can explode anytime. Guess many are in the same boat?

                                    1. richarlison2348
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        I'm considering Salah to Bale this week, then upgrading Lowton to anyone

                                        1. Bojam
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          This is definitely worth considering. Esp if Jota is back fit. Then could reasonably go Salah -> Bale and Rafinha -> Jota for Liverpool coverage (assuming Jota picks up where he left off).

                                          1. Bojam
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Only concern is Bale's fitness. How many games will he start and how long on the pitch will he manage when he does?

                                          2. Bushwhacker
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Trouble with that is Jota is going to be caught in rotation, more often with Firmino than Salah I suspect.

                                            1. Bojam
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              True but if his form is good when he plays then it's the same situation as with e.g. Gundo. Never 100% sure he starts but for that price and with those returns he's a good option. Liverpool attack has been really poor for weeks so he may well be the catalyst to spark things into life again.

                                              1. Bushwhacker
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Definite option and I hope ; but Liverpool's attack is being largely blunted by their defense and midfield injuries as much as anything. Gundo is pretty close to a guaranteed starter as you'll get a City I think.

                                    2. Crunchie
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      In an ideal world would go to Salah to KDB but with double City defence and GW29 with no FH coming up, priories lie elsewhere, may go on WC31 to Jota TBH, we shall see

                                      1. Pep bites Kun
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Salah to Jota then? Only if you can 'up' the money elsewhere surely?

                                    3. Bushwhacker
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      Because he's the third highest scoring player in the game.

                                    4. Nomar
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      I can't anymore.

                                    5. WE GO FOR IT
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      I don't see anyone justifying his price tag. It's just that most have triple City, Bruno and Kane/Son already. There are no obvious replacements. People are making moves for players playing in GW29. But apart from Son and Kane (Grealish is injured. So no point moving for him right now), all are cheap options.
                                      Auba is worth a punt and maybe Bale. If you have a WC left, it's easier to take a punt on them and switch on WC if it doesn't work. If you don't have a WC, it's worth holding till GW29 at least.

                                    6. Pep bites Kun
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      I'm not. Premium asset who could come good anytime. I leave it to others, like yourself, to justify if you so wish. Who else you got?

                                    7. jammie26
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Because he's scored more goals than anyone else?

                                    8. EmreCan Hustle
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      Worth holding Barnes on the bench until Jota/Grealish returns? I don't see better alternatives at that price.

                                      I have enough cover on the bench. Dallas and Raph.

                                      1. WE GO FOR IT
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        If price drop isn't an issue, I'd surely hold if bench is fine.

                                    9. The Train Driver
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      After Bale and Hazard, will Real buy players from the PL again?

                                      1. Bushwhacker
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Bale's Real career was excellent until Zidane got jealous.

                                        1. Pep bites Kun
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Bales career had dilapidated a bit before Zidane got in the seat. Zidane was/is a great manager. Bale was a great player

                                          1. Bushwhacker
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Still scored possibly the greatest CL Final goal ever under Zidane . . that was probably the final straw.

                                      2. Pep bites Kun
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Short answer - yes 😉 Why would you think otherwise?

                                      3. Lord.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        The next bandwagon

                                      4. mrodgers91
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Bale had some fantastic years there and big goals, copa del rey v barca, CL final v atleti, CL final v liverpool

                                        1. El Presidente
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          I would say parts of some seasons were great... I dont think the money they spent (and still do) on him had the return they expected at all. €100M+ in transfer fees + the gigantic wage bill does not make for his career there... I bet you if they could they would happily give 1 Copa del Rey + 1 Champions League back in return for their money..

                                          1. mrodgers91
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Good point, he probably wasnt worth it overall, but this is real madrid, money is no object and trophies mean everything to them.

                                      5. bench boost for every gamew…
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        You are not that old are ye?
                                        Beckham, mcmanaman and cunningham.

                                        1. mrodgers91
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Modric, ronaldo, xavi alonso

                                      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Salah, Son & Bruno will all be on their radar

                                      7. SINGH
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Let's not forget they signed Gravesen from Everton lol! Van Nistlerooy, Reyes, Anelka, Owen and Robben were all picked up from English clubs

                                    10. 03farmboy
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      Which defender would you rather have?

                                      Vestergaard, Godfrey, Creswell, targett

                                      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Targett

                                      2. Studs Up
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Creswell

                                      3. Saka_me_sideways
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Cresswell

                                      4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Evening all. Need some input please. Exact cash for Salah, Barnes to KdB and Son for a hit? I know there's games to be played, but can probably only afford if I do it now?

                                        1. OLEgend
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          No.. wait

                                          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            To see what happens in remaining games? Or suggesting other players maybe? Or no hit etc?

                                        2. Pep bites Kun
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          I wouldn't. I already have 3 injured players so far in this dbl gw. No point gambling 4 pts in the middle of a gw. Loads of good players with fixtures - wait?

                                          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Thanks mate. This makes sense

                                        3. zotter
                                          • 11 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Wait. Worst case (and might be better option anyway) could do sterling instead Kdb if price moves

                                          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Haven't given Sterling a thought. Thanks

                                          2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Maybe Bale too instead of Son. Let's see...

                                        4. WE GO FOR IT
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          I'd wait till Thursday at least.

                                          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Wish I had rhe patience. Will fight the urge!

                                            1. WE GO FOR IT
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              It is hard but worth it imo. Bale and Sterling are decent alterntaives.

                                      5. Eat my goal!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Martinez injured or not?

                                        1. Amey
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Tight groin.
                                          I'm expecting him to start

                                        2. Pep bites Kun
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          Groin injury, but some peeps said they saw pics of him pool training

                                          Feb 27: "I'm not sure what the latest is. He had a tight groin and he made our centre-backs take his goal kicks."

                                      6. zotter
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Good to roll FT?

                                        Martinez
                                        Cancelo. Rudiger. Konsa
                                        Kdb c. Gundo. Salah. Bruno. Raphinha
                                        Kane. Watkins

                                        Fabri. Dallas. Shaw. Brewster

                                      7. Von Lipwig
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Want to add two GW29 players this week, which do you prefer?

                                        A) Barnes + AWB > Son + Cresswell
                                        B) Barnes + Bruno > Son + Bale (would do AWB > Cresswell before GW28)

                                      8. richarlison2348
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          I have unlimited budget for a defender and triple city, who to go for? WC in 31, no FH

                                          1. WE GO FOR IT
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Reguilon

                                          2. Saka_me_sideways
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Periera

                                            • acidicleo
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Reguilon or Creswell..

                                            • Vamos Los Celeste
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              Reguillon Tierney

                                          3. Pep bites Kun
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Groin injury, but some peeps said they saw pics of him pool training yesterday

                                            Feb 27: "I'm not sure what the latest is. He had a tight groin and he made our centre-backs take his goal kicks."

                                            Wait for presser

                                            1. Pep bites Kun
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              *RF 🙂