Scout Notes

Mahrez and Jesus emerging as Man City’s key form assets

Man City 4-1 Wolves

  • Goals: Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m), Gabriel Jesus x2 (£9.2m) | Conor Coady (£4.8m)
  • Own goals: Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m)
  • Assists: Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) | Joao Moutinho (£5.2m)
  • Bonus points: Jesus x3, Mahrez x2, Coady x1, Moutinho x1

MAHVELLOUS

Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) is quietly emerging as a form Manchester City asset after his involvement in their Double Gameweek 26 meeting with Wolves.

In a game that Pep Guardiola rotated several key players once again, it was the Algerian who extended his recent run of scoring Fantasy Premier League points.

He provided the assist for a first-half Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m) own goal, adding his fourth attacking return in as many matches.

And in the closing stages, he pounced on a Nelson Semedo (£5.2m) tackle to fire beyond Rui Patrício (£5.3m) into the bottom corner – his fifth attacking return during the aforementioned timeframe.

Unsurprisingly, that is more than any other Manchester City asset over the same period, which has seen Mahrez put together four successive starts.

GIFT OF THE GAB

Gabriel Jesus‘ (£9.2m) late show ensured Fantasy managers could not afford to overlook him ahead of Double Gameweek 27.

After snatching at most of his chances against Wolves, the Brazilian added two goals after the 80th minute to cement his status as another key form asset for Manchester City.

Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) is now the only member of Guardiola’s squad to register more attacking returns than the Brazilian since Gameweek 21.

Jesus has contributed four goals and two assists during that time.

Crucially, the forward was rested in both the Arsenal game in Gameweek 25 and the West Ham trip in Double Gameweek 26, his two substitute appearances in those matches suggesting he could be in line for two starts and significant pitch-time during Double Gameweek 27.

STERLING EFFORT

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) was an unfortunate man in Double Gameweek 26.

After missing the first of Manchester City’s two matches in the round, he was agonisingly close to a big haul in the second.

Guardiola’s formation helped the England international get in some dangerous areas with João Cancelo‘s (£6.2m) left-back role allowing him to peel away from his left-hand station in the front-three and drift into central areas.

In the 73rd minute, Sterling got on the end of a Mahrez cross and backheeled a decent effort just wide of the left-hand post.

And three minutes later, he cut inside from the left and curled a shot just around the right-hand post, shaving it on the way past.

And late-on, he was tackled by Semedo before Mahrez thundered City’s third goal past Patrício.

Sterling owners may also have experienced some frustration with Jesus, who had several opportunities to square to him during the match, often opting to shoot from wide angles instead.

CRACKING THE COAD

While there will be plenty of focus on Manchester City’s defensive assets for Double Gameweek 27, it is worth noting they failed to keep a clean sheet in either Double Gameweek 26 outing.

Conceding to West Ham and Wolves, it was the first time Guardiola’s men had been breached in back-to-back games since November.

There was, of course, a random element to Wolves’ Tuesday-night strike, Conor Coady (£4.8m) finding the net for the first time since April 2018.

Meanwhile, Manchester City restricted Nuno Espirito Santo’s men to one shot on target the entire game.

Those looking to invest at this end of the pitch in Double Gameweek 27 can also take some comfort in Guardiola’s team selection on Tuesday.

John Stones (£5.2m) earned a second benching in his last four matches, perhaps suggesting he stands a good chance of featuring from the beginning against Manchester United and Southampton.

Ruben Dias (£6.1m) has started each of the last four while Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) has now played 90 minutes in three of the last five.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker; B Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

Wolves XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Hoever; Jonny (F Silva 55′), Neves (Otasowie 90′), Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto, A Traoré.

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513 Comments Post a Comment
  1. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    damn, time to bin Sterling.

    6 goals from the team in total and 0 returns from him.

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm looking at this from a stats perspective - he's due a double digit return.

      Captaining GW 27

      1. FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sterling is playing too wide to be involved in goals or assist...
        as KDB is now an option we could see Gundo & Sterling link play diminish, so are fpl returns.

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I saw the game this morning and Sterling could easily have walked off with 2 goals and an assist.

          The second Jesus’s goal was only touched barely by a Wolves player....

        2. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I reckon Sterling had a higher xGI than KDB this morning.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Would XGI even register him being behind Dendoncker for a tap in for he first goal? Or nearly touching Jesus’ goal for the second? It’s limited in hat sense - same with Stones for Dias goal the other day... or Dias at multiple set pieces throughout the season etc

  2. FPL Doctor
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Currently ranked 25th.

    Have one city slot available.

    Thoughts on Barnes --> Foden(c) for a punt in the DGW?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wow 25 amazing
      What’s the points gap to crack the top10?
      Still plenty of time to improve so wouldn’t do it for the sake of it.
      I think some of the bigger names could sit for saints game so Foden could be a great shout but do you expect him to start vs United...risky imo

      Kane looks the captain choice

      1. FPL Doctor
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Thanks. 17 points to crack the top 10 but agree don't need to rush things.

        Eventually will need to try something different though.

    2. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Damn good going! I'd be more comfortable with Gundo captain given he had a bit of a rest and will be more nailed - KDB might get a bit of a rest too. Just don't know when Foden will appear

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ranked 25th with a player that scored 1 pt and hoping to punt on a guy who may play one game. Really?

      1. FPL Doctor
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You don't win FPL by being the same as everyone else.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nope you get real lucky. I’m following you on the Foden punt!!

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Fair play Chris. Crazy going.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Man if you BB’d 23 you’d have been laughing!

    4. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sounds crazy to me... Pep is happy to leave Foden rotting on the bench forever when he has everyone fit. I learnt it the hard way earlier in the season.

    5. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Risky

    6. Areyouthereyet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Amazing stuff! Go with your gut mate

    7. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I brought in Foden this week and he got 1 lousy point so I would certainly not... but obviously you have been smashing it so far by following your gut, so no reason to stop now!

    8. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Well done - Please share your team id?

      1. FPL Doctor
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        355369

        1. French Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          What do you think of Bruno > KDB (Ç) for next week ?

          1. FPL Doctor
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Tough one - Think KDB gets a rest at some stage but I like KDB's next 3 compared with Bruno's.

            If you're chasing I'd go for it.
            If you've got a WC left I'd go for it incase you want to get Bruno back.

            But if you're doing well I'd look for a differential elsewhere.

  3. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Anyone think KDB plays both games next week?

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No

    2. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hopefully

  4. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Don’t understand why Pep is so obsessed with resting players, but then don’t bother taking advantage of substitutions every game.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Surely resting players is more advantageous than simple subs ; although he did sub tonight. You generally leave one sub for potential injury.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Pep leaves 3 subs for injury most weeks, and has the audacity to complain about wanting 5 subs a game

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          There should be 5 subs ; Pep has it easy with a first team of 16 players

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Then how would having 5 subs be fair? Make no sense

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I understand.

    3. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      If you think long term than short term. He would rather completely rest some players than make everyone play some bits of every game. Doesn't make sense to me personally...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        When you have 16 first team players who you can rotate through why not give them total rest? They’re 13 pts clear because they can completely rest players unlike any other team.

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You think running around the pitch for 15-20 minutes is going to kill the players? Oh please

          1. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's not going to kill players. But they are winning most games comfortably. So, he doesn't need to give the players on the bnech the 10-15 minutes. As msot them will start the next game anyway.

            If there were a set first team, resting them when result is sealed, for 15-20 minutes makes sense. But when he is rotation majority of his team on a weekly basis. There's no need to make substitutions. He can make it if someonw gets injured/looks knackered or they need a goal, like today with Gundo (They scored jjust before he was about to come on).

            1. OneDennisBergkamp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Football Manager needs to rewrite its fitness system based on comments on this

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      To het full 90 for many players. That is actually the best way, if you have the quality on bench to do so. That means whenever injuries occur the players coming in are match fit and in rythm.

  5. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Risers: Targett (5.0)

    Fallers: Gabriel (4.9)

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Ta la.

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Cheers Raga 😉

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly.

    4. 3 A
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Thanks man

    5. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sneaky 1-0. No harm in building TV for inevitable full reshuffle.

    6. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fallen angel...

  6. gonzalocampos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Happy days, 71 points so far. Rank 19K.

    Would you change Shaw for Targett?

    Martinez
    Dias - Targett - Cancelo
    Bruno - Son - Salah - Gundo (C) - Raphina
    Kane (VC) - DCL

    Steer - Bamford - Coufal - Struijk

    1. Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nice! Im not sure too sure about the defensive double up. Maybe Reguilon if you can afford him?

      1. gonzalocampos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I just have €5M.

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Best Mee replacement here? No Fh left for gw29. Dunk?

    Martinez Forster
    Digne stones Dallas coufal Mee

    1. Overated Mou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      dunk or targett

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cheers

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rudiger?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sorry Gw29 ignore

  8. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Barnes + Sterling -> Foden (C) + Bale... high risk high return?!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not unless you’re ranked above 1 million mate

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mr 24th in the game posited this

  9. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Gundo and Silva will now rotate for the 3rd midfield slot it seems, can’t see it being good signs for Gundo (c) next week...

    Benching against Soton imminent

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      All of City’s midfield will rotate

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not Rodri and kdb

  10. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    This article tries to predict Pep...

    Buyer beware...

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep. I am thinking going down to 2 or 1 citeh to avoid the rotation.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Its not a great article ; wild speculation

  11. Gemma817
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dier to Reguilon on a hit?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No

        1. Gemma817
            1 month, 12 days ago

            ok 🙁

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Free yes but not for a hit

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'd do it for a hit. Dier isn't nailed on. Reguilon might miss the odd game as well. But he should play more matches than he misses. Europa League offers a good place to rest him as well.

      2. micsway
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bamford to Antonio

        Yes/No?

        Already got Dallas and Raphinha

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Depends on strategy for GW29.

          1. micsway
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            true, i've only got 6 playing at the moment, that transfer gives me 0 extra players, better off bringing in a player that will play or rolling the transfer to next week, thanks.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Literally doesn’t change anything

            1. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              It's a transfer that can used to bring in an additional GW29 player if not FH.

      3. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What a meh dgw so far

        59’pts. Martinez Digne DCL Ricardo Bruno Kane Diagne to go

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          ouch

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            How’s is yours potatoe

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              ok 83 on BB
              WC last wk pd off this week
              Martinez, Konsa, bruno, mo, son,Kane(c), Ollie and nipples to go

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Riyad Mahrez’s game by numbers vs. Wolves:

        93.4% pass accuracy
        84 touches
        18 touches in the opp. box
        10 crosses
        13 out of 21 duels won
        3 shots
        2 shots on target
        1 goal
        1 assist

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          2 bonus points.

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wolves had energy for 20 mins. Not surprising.

        3. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wasn't Mahrez in great form before the last derby as well? He missed a sitter in the derby and was banished from the team for some time after that.

      5. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What're stones owners doing? I have stones but no Dias, tempted to do the switch, but I'd rather makes transfers to get players for BGW29

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          keeping stones. no luxury trsfrs atm.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Keeping.

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Keeping. Dias will get rotated too IMHO

        4. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          he has had a rest now, damage done, no need to change him especially at his price point

        5. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          If you have a decent team set for GW29 or don't need 3 transfers, you could probably do that. But, otherwise just let him be. You should have a decent bench to cover in case he misses a game in a SGW.

      6. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        180pts behind rival for first. I don't know why but still believe I can catch him lol

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It's difficult but doable. You can sometimes make up 20-30 points in a single GW (albeit it doesn't happen that often). If you've still got your WC for around GW31 that would be a big help.

          1. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I was about 140 behind mine a few weeks ago, we're down to 110, and hopefully by the end of the GW less than a hundred. Fighting! (as they say here in Korea).

            1. Kane Lane
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I hope you do it. Last year in one my league's I was 150pte behind one my league's I ended up 90pts clears final day

        2. WE GO FOR IT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You need captaincy pick differentials like Bale was this week. Get in a differential player from a team with good fixture(s) and captain them.

          1. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            cheers that's the plan this week I may go Barnes to Lucas Moura

      7. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hi guys, I'd appreciate some advice here. I've currently got 6 GW29 players (martinez, coufal, lookman, raphinia, kane & antonio). The original plan was to FH but now I'm wondering if it's better to save it for GW33 and either field 9 players in 29 or take a couple of hits to field 11. I've got the WC in hand as well so can WC out of my 29 team in GW30 or 31. Thoughts?

        A) FH 29
        B) field 9 in 29
        C) take a -4 or -8 to get 10 or 11 players out

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’m going A personally, 2 blanks is easy enough to plan around

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I guess but it would mean benching all your city / spurs assets that week. May be able to use that cash to get a lot of upside on FH

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This is probably the most sensible approach. I just know I'll get tempted with, it's only a -2 though

        3. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          If you have 4/5 city + spurs assets then I would FH33. It allows you to be a bit different that week and still keep those players

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah this is basically what I'm thinking. Good fixtures in 34 for both city and spurs as well

        4. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Currently i only have 4 players for 29, will play with 8 players (-4). I think FH in 33 is more suitable for my team.

        5. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

      8. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good morning DZ.

        Obviously there's a fear of missing out on Cancelo points. But he's just not delivering apart from that one 17 point GW.

        Bruno+Cancelo >> KDB+Dunk(4)?

        Keeping Stones since there's less chance of a cameo.

        Thanks.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Absolutely no for me

          Kev may or may not score from open play this whole season.

          He may or may not be on penalties.

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I agree. But he is still getting bps for a single assist.
            Its tough. Because I'll want Bruno too at some point.

            Cheers.

          2. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            He may or may not be on penalties, except he is. 🙄

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              How do you know that?

              1. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                https://www.google.com/

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Gundog took one with him on the pitch...

              1. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                When?

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Against villa...

                  1. Ruth_NZ
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    KDB couldn't take that penalty as he was subbed-off 30 minutes before it was awarded. Want to try any others?

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Didn’t recall him being subbed off, but if that’s what google says who am I to argue

        2. FantasyClub
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Exactly what I came on here for to talk about...Cancelo! At his price point I’m not getting anything special and his “inevitable” haul may take a while to come with so many fish in the pond in the city squad in regards to attacking returns so if I’m just accepting to settle for the clean sheets then maybe I should go back to Stones coz it’s not like Cancelo is more nailed anyway. Then I can use them funds elsewhere. But you know what happens!? They haul just when you get rid lol

          • Party time
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Don’t sell Bruno. Just Cancelo to someone better

            1. FantasyClub
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Agree. Definitely don’t sell Bruno.

            2. FantasyClub
                1 month, 12 days ago

                And in regards to KDB he is very nailed. Obviously there’s always the very odd chance of rotation but Pep plays him all the time.

            3. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Long way to go, but do you think Pep will look to field his best 11 vs Leicster (a) in GW30 with Dias, Cancelo and Gundagon?

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I guess it depends on how many minutes they get during IB for their respective national teams.

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Is 14 days quarantine rule scrapped?

                2. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Thanks mate, thinking of BB30 but worried about City assets missing out on the single GW

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Prob-may-bly

              3. Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                You think Gündoğan is part of Pep's best XI?

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  If they use one def mf

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  He's started most of the games and won them games in their 21 game winning streak. He's definitely part of their best XI.

            4. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              What are Sterling owners still doing with Sterling?

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Same as Salah owners

                1. Party time
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  How?

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    They will stick and wait for next haul

              2. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                One of them is trying to delete FPL account

            5. Party time
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Ings owners. What’s the plan?

              I sold him already after I woke up yesterday

              1. FantasyClub
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  So if you sold him already why you asking what the plan is hahah

                  1. Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Need to know if people are satisfied with his shitty output & southampton’s shitty form or if they are gonna ditch him asap

                    I also want to suggest who they can get in his place

                    1. FantasyClub
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I took a punt in their double 25 and got rid ASAP, no hesitation, for DCL(don’t like his style) and I’ll be going straight back to Antonio now for next GW.

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Get rid

                    1. Party time
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Nicee

                • Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Best Barnes replacement??

                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Raphinha
                    Grealish (if fit)
                    Lingard
                    Saka
                    Soucek

                    Considering you need someonw who plays in 29.

                    1. Lindelol
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Have got FH

                      1. WE GO FOR IT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Do you plan to use it then though?

                        1. Lindelol
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          I think I will play in 29 as there is no other good time.

                          1. WE GO FOR IT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            GW33. Spurs and City blank. You might have 4/5 fo their players.

                            Ceiling in 29 is very low. Son, Kane, Grealish (if fit), Bamford, Martinez, Cresswell -> If you own most them with a some of the differentials like Raph, Antonio, Soucek, Coufal, Watkins , you should be fine. 8/9 players is more than good enough that GW.
                            Games are tough to call anyway. So, you'd be taking risks. Fixtures look good for United, Leicester, Liverpool, Villa in GW33. You can get strong differentials from these teams like Rashford, Cavani, Vardy, Madders (if fit), etc and gain more.

                            1. Lindelol
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Definitely something to consider then

                • kobewan
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Barnes to Lingard a good punt?

                  Lingard has GW29

                  1. Karan14
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Good punt if you can bench him in 28.

                    1. kobewan
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Yes, There is a cover

                      MF- Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Rapinha, Lingard(FT)
                      FW- Kane, DCL, Watkins

                  2. CaptainKazuru
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Do you have cover for GW28 as Lingard cannot play Man Utd.....

                      If you do, he's a great option and im sure this will be a template move, if you have the cover.

                      Good Luck!

                      1. kobewan
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Yes, There is a cover

                        MF- Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Rapinha, Lingard(FT)
                        FW- Kane, DCL, Watkins

                    • WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      If you have a decent cover for him in 28, he's a great punt.

                  3. CaptainKazuru
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Martinez
                      Cancello / Stones / Ricardo.P
                      Bruno / Salah / Gundo (C) / Raph / Soucek
                      Kane (V) / Bamford

                      Pope / coufal / dallas / DCL

                      A) Cancello + Bruno > Dunk + Kevin (C) -4
                      B) Roll Transfer,

                      My issue is Kevin is the standout captain for the next 2 game weeks.....

                      Thanks!

                    • WE GO FOR IT
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      What would be a decent BB score?
                      Bench was: Areola, Neto, Raph, Taylor

                      Currently on 14 with Areola (TOT) and Taylor (LEI) left. Realistically, I'd get 3-4 points from them, bringing it up to around 17-18 points. Is that decent?

                      1. Karan14
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        On par I would say. Anything above 20 is a great BB.

                        1. WE GO FOR IT
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          If one of them keeps a CS, I'd get there. Highly unlikely. Maybe Areola save points can help. Neto YC didn't help today. I was really excited when the game was at 1-1. Felt Neto could get something on the break, but all he did was get booked! Luckily he got an assist vs Newcaste, so not all bad.

                    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      City are broken as FPL assets

                      Dias has either conceded or not played in 5 of last 6 GWs & is relying on infrequent attacking returns to prop up his score

                      Stones is being rotated with Laporte

                      Cancelo is being rotated & flatters to deceive with his “imminent” 20 point hauls

                      KDB is a 12.0 who isn’t prolific enough & has injury previous

                      Gundo losing his regular place and/or attacking role & has injury previous

                      Kun, Jesus, Foden, Bilva, Mahrez all competing for limited slots

                      City 15 points clear & still in late stages of 3 cups

                      Time to GTFO city assets

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        And Sterling - barely even springs to mind - which says it all:

                        Last 4 seasons...

                        - Attacking returns: 35 > 32 > 26 > 16
                        - Returns per appearance: 1.06 > 0.94 > 0.78 > 0.66
                        - XGi: 22.0 > 22.0 > 25.3 > 13.5
                        - XGI Per appearance: 0.66 > 0.64 > 0.84 > 0.61

                        Ederson is the most expensive GK in the game who has also conceded with increasing regularity & doesn’t get save points

                      2. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        my 3 City players for 22.4 mill just gave me 26 points this week ... awful and can’t wait to ditch them 🙂

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          26 points from 6 games? Incredible 😉

                          That 15 point lead will ensure hey keep playing every game from now till end of season

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            one game week 😉

                            it’s 2 doubles on the bounce for City, players get rotated in doubles and you just need to box clever. Stones has missed 4 out of the last 19 games, I have a bench and can live with that

                            If you want to avoid a free scoring team that are tight at the bank, great by me 🙂

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Still being in 3 cups isn’t going to help Pep Roulette - it will 100% worsen - with Laporte back Stones has missed 3 of the last 8, keeping 2 cleansheets in that 8-gameweek run... the goal has helped mask this tremendously - same with Dias

                              Serious thought needs to be given to divesting from 1 or 2 of them post-GW27 imo - being a great team doesn’t automatically make them great FPL assets for the last 10 gameweeks - where they will have no doubles, 2 blanks & increasing (not decreasing) rotation

                              Caveat Emptor!

                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                *3 CS

                      3. WE GO FOR IT
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I'm losing Cancelo/Gundo for a BGW29 player in GW 28/29.
                        The fact that thhey don't play in 33 and I don't have FH, means I can only have a limited players from Spurs and City, and since I plan to double/triple up on Spurs, at least one City player will go soon. I'm liking Cancelo to Reguilon. Not as attacking, but still offers some threat. Has more goal involvements than Cancelo as well.

                      4. The Hunt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Stones a 100% hold imo. He's one of the top PPG players and is benchable at 5.2m. Pretty much agree with everything else though (Gundog to a lesser extent once again because of his price).

                      5. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I think you are right, but one is not a problem to own, having several would lead to despair.

                      6. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 3 days ago

                        Have you sold your City players yet ?

                    • The Hunt
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      If you've got a Salah or a Sterling it might be worth holding him for a week and using the funds to better your team with a double transfer.

                      1. The Hunt
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        ** Reply to "Best Barnes replacement" ** 😀

                    • Agamenmon
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Barnes to
                      A) Lingard
                      B) Moirai

                      Both have a gw in 29

                      1. Agamenmon
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I have £8.1 to spend

                        1. Agamenmon
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          And I have decent bench cover

                      2. Messiah Hazard
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Who’s Moirai?

                        1. Agamenmon
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Moura

                      3. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Who the hell is moirai

                    • The Train Driver
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Was hoping to wake up to "after closer review, Sterling ended up on a sh*tload of points"...

                    • AlpoShearer
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Thinking Barnes to Raphinha 1FT an 0,9 ITB
                      What to do with Sterling? Salah? Son?
                      I have BB in hell gw 26.

                      Martinez
                      Lowton-Cancelo-Dallas
                      Sterling-Barnes-Fernandes-Gundogan
                      Kane-Watkins-DCL

                      Pope Rodriguez-Shaw-Aina