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WOLVES 2-3 WEST HAM

  • Goals: Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m), Fábio Silva (£5.2m) | Jesse Lingard (£6.3m), Pablo Fornals (£5.8m), Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m)
  • Assists: Adama Traoré (£6.0m), Pedro Neto (£5.7m) | Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m), Arthur Masuaku (£4.3m), Lingard
  • Bonus points: Lingard x3, Dendoncker x2, F Silva x1, A Traoré x1

JESS SAYIN’

Jesse Lingard (£6.3m) continued his impressive run of form with a ninth and tenth attacking return of the season in West Ham’s 3-2 win at Wolves.

The Manchester United loanee has enjoyed quite the renaissance since his Hammers debut in Gameweek 22, already amassing 18.2% ownership worldwide.

During that time no Premier League player has been involved in more goals than Lingard (10), who has produced four double-digit hauls, a total of 68 points in eight appearances (8.5 points per game).

“It’s just consistency I think. I’ve obviously not played for the past two years, I think. So to play week-in, week-out and keeping up form but the team has helped me tremendously.” – Jesse Lingard

The question facing Fantasy Premier League managers not in possession of the England international is whether or not he can sustain this form, especially with Leicester and Chelsea two of West Ham’s next three opponents.

After Monday night’s win at Molineux, there are two factors to consider here.

The other factor is what happens elsewhere in the West Ham team, considering Michail Antonio (£6.7m) went off injured against Wolves…

MICKY PLEASE BE FINE

David Moyes is waiting to assess potential damage to Antonio’s hamstring after he was forced off 36 minutes into West Ham’s Gameweek 30 outing.

The player has a history of muscle injuries, especially in recent seasons, hence the manager’s concern.

As things stand, West Ham’s doctors need to take a closer look before confirming whether or not he will miss the Gameweek 31 meeting with Leicester.

“We’re not sure yet. We’ll assess it tomorrow. He doesn’t feel too bad just now but we’ll check it tomorrow and see what it is. It looks as if he’s felt his hamstring, so we’ll need to check it out.” – David Moyes

“Mick felt his hamstring a little bit and we’ve just got to hope it’s nothing too bad, but if you’re a West Ham supporter know you all about Mick’s hamstrings, so we’ve got to be really wary of it.” – David Moyes

Antonio played a key role in Lingard’s impressive solo goal against Wolves, making a clever run to distract defenders and open up space for him to run into.

While Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m) scored as the centre-forward’s replacement, the former Hull man naturally offers less physical presence up-top compared to Antonio.

Therefore, owners of Lingard, or potential suitors, will need to keep an eye on how West Ham’s number 30 develops fitness-wise between now and Friday’s FPL deadline.

Meanwhile, there were also mild injury concerns about Lingard himself, who appeared to be struggling in the late stages of Monday’s win.

However, it has since been confirmed that he was suffering nothing more than cramp after a coming together while Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) got a cut on his ankle. We understand neither player required further assessment on Tuesday morning.

“Tomas (Soucek) has a cut in the ankle and Jesse (Lingard) got raked, but unfortunately we are just getting a few injuries.” – David Moyes

AND I SAY HEY

Monday night was a match for the formational-change purists as both West Ham and Wolves were forced into new shapes on the back of recent injuries.

Owners of Aaron Cresswell (£5.9m) perhaps have the most cause for frustration as his 28.6% backing watched him take on a more conservative role at Molineux as the Hammers often moved into a back-five when out of possession.

One of the reasons for that shift was Arthur Masuaku‘s (£4.3m) return to the team for a first start since Gameweek 11.

Prior to his injury, Cresswell would often play as the left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence with Masuaku and Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) taking up wing-back duties.

Fantasy managers should certainly keep an eye on how that situation develops as they consider the best way to invest in West Ham’s defence between now and the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Wolves were forced into two late defensive changes in Gameweek 30.

Jonny (£5.4m) is now out for the season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training while Willy Boly (£5.4m) was ruled out on the morning of the game by a positive coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Jonny had a difficult injury on the right knee. It requires surgery so he will be missing the rest of the season. It’s tough, especially for him, besides he’s an important player and an important member of the squad.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

At such a late hour, and with other defensive shortages this season, Nuno did not have the option to revert to Wolves’ traditional three-man defence, and had to field Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) at left-back while Romain Saïss (£4.9m) had a poor game in a two-man central defensive pairing with Conor Coady (£4.8m).

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (4-2-3-1): Patrício; Aït-Nouri (Hoever 90′), Saïss, Coady, Semedo; Neves, Dendoncker; A Traoré, Podence (F Silva 46′), Neto; Willian J (Vitinha 72′).

West Ham United XI (3-4-2-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Diop, Dawson; Masuaku (B Johnson 67′), Noble, Soucek, Coufal; Lingard, Fornals (Benrahma 78′); Antonio (Bowen 36′).

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794 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Jlingz kills my season

  2. Il Papera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    How much faith do we now have in Dias being a point source? 3cs 1g in 9 is bettered by the likes of Dallas and Dunk. Thinking Trent...

    1. Il Papera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      (That’s 10 including his rest)

  3. Live Scoutcast Tues 8pm - leave your questions here
    J0E
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    **Scoutcast Tues 8pm **

    Joining me to discuss #gw31 #fpl is @SebWassell and @KaramTayser

    Will be discussing #wildcards and more!

    Feel free to leave your questions here

    1. The Rumour Mill
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Optimal formation structure on WC. Leaning towards 3-5-2 myself with Antonio injured.

      Are any teams worth tripling up on, Liverpool perhaps?

      If you had a WC and FH, would you use the FH in 33 and prepare the WC accordingly, or does that look sub-optimal as you can prepare for 33 with 2 free transfers?

    2. jamesjoseph2770
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Keep or sell Man City assets on WC? I have Gundogan, Cancelo and Stones currently. Who to sell?
      Are Lingard and Jota must haves ok WC?

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      If chasing down ML leader (50 point lead) which differentials would you consider in week 31 WC to mix up the template a bit?

    4. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Is Robertson a good alternative to TAA if funds are short to buy the latter?

    5. FantaCity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Should we ignore Man City on Wildcard ?

    6. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Is Vardy worth over Iheanacho/Maddison?

    7. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Is TAA worth investing 7.3 m for assist potential (and perhaps a premium differential) when Phillips available for 4 m with 3.3 m to invest elsewhere?

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Best mid priced and cheap mids

        Is lingard a no brainer- or will be regress

        Greenwood an option? Mount raphinha neto all options

    8. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Does Aguero become a viable option for those wildcarding? City have the league essential wrapped up, plenty of fixture congestion till the end of the season and Aguero seems to be leaving the league at the end of the season. Looks like Pep will give Aguero the rest of the league games as a farewell gift. Time to bring him in and captain vs an open Leeds side?

  4. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    RMWT

    Martinez Johnstone
    TAA Lindelof Cancelo Azpi Holding
    Son Fernandes Mount JLingz Maddison
    Kane Watkins F Silva

  5. b91jh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Just came up with this WC draft. Comments?

    Patricio (Forster)
    Rudiger Dias Kabak (Cresswell Veltman)
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Son*
    Kane Wood (Iheanacho)

    Son will likely to be replaced by a one-week captain punt (Mahrez etc) depends on midweek lineups, then transfer to Son for the dgw.

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

      Why Kabak instead of Phillips?

      Love the Mahrez one-week punt, thinking of doing same if he's not playing against Dortmund.....

      1. b91jh
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Did not watch Liverpool's matches recently so I'm not really sure who is the more nailed CB. Will defo go Phillips if they are pretty much the same.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      With Rice out, I think West Ham def is a stay away. I would try a way to get Cresswell into TAA (downgrading Kabak plus one more)

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Bale and souceck > jota and madison -4?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yesssssssssss

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Son Gündo
    Kane DCL Antonio

    (Fabri Raphinha Burn Struijk)

    A) Gündo ➡️ Jota (Has to be done tonight, bench Antonio)
    B) Gündo & Antonio ➡️ Jota & Nacho -4 (Bench Raph)
    C) Raph & Antonio ➡️ Jota & Nacho -4 (Bench Nacho)
    D) Raphinha & Burn ➡️ Jota & Phillips -4 (Has to be done tonight, bench Antonio)
    E) Raphinha ➡️ Lingard

    Thoughts?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I like D and E.

      The other options are a no go for me

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      D. I don't like selling Gundo. Raphinha better sell and can buy back for Gundo later if need be.

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah I'm a bit worried about selling Gundo this week. Think he starts against Leeds even if plays 90 tonight as the rest time is enough.

        Is Phillips nailed?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Nailed. Liverpool have been way better since they stuck with this CB pairing and had Fabinho in midfield.

        2. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          He is pretty nailed at the moment but will be replaced if and when any of Gomez, Matip or VvD return.

          Can’t ask for too much for 4.0m

  8. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Rough:

    - 5 of my outfield players didn't play (ESR, Minamino, Cancelo, Stones, Gundogan), leaving me with 9 in my XI

    - one of those was Son (1) who was benched for the first half

    - captained Bruno (5) over Kane (13)

    - Everton triple-up should have paid out much more, with DCL failing to poach, Richarlison missing a host of chances, including a close one from a Digne assist-in-waiting, and Digne losing his clean sheet in the 86th minute to a toothless Palace team.

    Smooth: Unexpected clean sheet and assist from Trent (12)

    1. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Terrible gw. Time to use your Wildcard?

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Nah, I'll save for GW33. Next week could be an amazing week. You never know!

  9. tommo-uk-
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Wildcard Active, what are your thoughts on this?

    Mendy/Forster

    TAA/Shaw/Fofana/Saiss/Mitchell

    Salah/KDB/Jota/Mount/Neto

    Kane/Ihenacho/Davis

    Plan to bring in Son or Spurs Mid for KDB in 33 for DGW.

  10. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone considering Maddison? Thoughts about going Maddy over Lingard and Vardy?

    1. b91jh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Could be a good pick but don't know how to squeeze him in with Lingard, Neto, Jota, Salah, Son and Bruno all fit and attractive options.

  11. gogs67
      3 months, 22 days ago

      If there is a DGW/BGW at the end of the season to accommodate fans will fpl allow for this and issue another FH or an extra couple of transfers say?
      Or just tough, and play on as normal?

    • Parsnips
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Unsure what to do here. Want to get jota in but that would mean getting rid of Digne as well. Got 2FT and 0.0ItB

        Martinez
        Digne Cancelo Rudiger
        Bruno KDB Gundogan Son
        Kane DCL Bamford

        Fabri Raphinha Coufal Holding

      • Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        my actual team:

        Martinez - Forster
        Dallas - struijk - cresswell - cancelo - shaw
        kdb - son - soucek - smith rowe - bruno
        vardy kane bamford

        FT:2
        ItB:0

        1) Cancelo + KDB --> philips + jota and next step soucek+shaw --> taa+lingard (-4) with kane cap
        2) Cancelo + KDB --> philips + salah
        3)Cancelo + KDB + soucek --> philips + jota + lingard (-4)
        4) Cancelo + KDB + shaw--> philips + jota + taa (-4)

        other moves and suggestion to improve my team?

      • camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Made a few mistakes by punting on a few on my WC 3 wks ago.

        Rudiger
        Coady
        Havertz
        Bale.

        Did Bale ➡️ Son before Saturdays deadline so only 1ft.

        My subs to cover above are

        Dawson
        Veltman
        Maja

        Any ideas guys?

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          What’s wrong with Rudiger and Coady? I’d happily bring either in if I had a free FT

          1. camarozz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Coady didn't look great last nite and Rudiger rumours of a bust up with teammates?

            1. FourLokoLeipzig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Coady never looks good in a back 4, they’ll be fine with Boly back. Rudiger will be back next week by the sound of it

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I have Rudiger. Keeping him and transferring in Coady this week.

      • Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Hello guys. Would you wildcard this lot:

        Pope, Martinez
        Rüdiger, Shaw, Dias, Cresswell, Dallas
        Gündogan, Son, Salah, Lingard, Raphinha
        Kane, Watkins, Bamford

        1. b91jh
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Triple Leeds, money on GKs, Gundo seems to be the main issue. What are your remaining chips?

          1. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Only wildcard left

        2. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I won't

      • Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Will gw35 be a good sized double ? Was gonna free hit 33 but thinking of holding off.

      • waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Which do you prefer? Basically Bruno and fodder or Pogba and a bench
        A)
        Mitchell
        Bruno ESR
        Davis

        B)
        Holding
        Pogba Lingard
        Vydra

      • lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Feels like this team will be crushed, especially by WC teams. What would you do ?

        Mendy ( Areola )

        Alonso - Dias - Perreira ( Awb, Coufal )

        Bruno - Son - Bale - Raphinha ( Soucek )

        Kane - DCL - Bamford

        A : Bale, Bruno, Perreira > Jota, Salah, TAA -8
        B : Just Bale > Jota
        C : Other suggestions

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Can you do Bale to Jota and Pereira to TAA for -4?

          1. lordkippe
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah I could. But then starting to think Alonso or AWB out instead of Perreria could be better, as Perreira soon wil have some good fixtures

            1. lordkippe
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              No standout captain though

      • Jerse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Still do not consider the hype over KDB. £11.9m and points per game of only 5.3, compared to Fernandez 7.1 and an "out of form" Salah 6.3.Maybe if FL changes its rules for awarding bonus for diving, squeeling and trying to get players booked at every opportunity as he did at Leicester, he would become a more attractive asset. It was pathetic.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Not sure where is the hype, very few are considering him, even on WC.

      • Gameweek 30 Rough with the Smooth
        Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        How was your Gameweek?



        Were any of your players benched? Did your transfers pay off? How did your bench perform? Did your captain return?



        Share your tales of joy and woe from Gameweek 30, here:

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Rough:

          - 5 of my outfield players didn't play (ESR, Minamino, Cancelo, Stones, Gundogan), leaving me with 9 in my XI

          - one of those was Son (1) who was benched for the first half

          - captained Bruno (5) over Kane (13)

          - Everton triple-up should have paid out much more, with DCL failing to poach, Richarlison missing a host of chances, including a close one from a Digne assist-in-waiting, and Digne losing his clean sheet in the 86th minute to a toothless Palace team.

          - 47 points. Dropped from 575k to 628k.

          Smooth: Unexpected clean sheet and assist from Trent (12)

        2. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Pretty solid, 72pts, no one benched. Even captain was guessed correctly (Kane) so for a change, it was a good fantasy week!

        3. lordkippe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          My gameweek was decent with 54 points.
          No benchings. My transfer to get Alonso in for Cancelo was underwhelming but gave me 2 extra points.
          Captain Kane returned big and saved my gameweek.

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Another bad week.

          I'm gonna struggle to make top 100K I think but will give it a shot!

          Auba > Havertz (what a colossal failure of a one week punt)
          Raphinha (C) as well.

          WC'ing this week though so hopefully I can turn this around with triple Pool for the run-in.

        5. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Cancelo & Gundogan in starting 11. Dias & Lingard auto subbing in.

          First real bench jam of the season

        6. A.J.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Happy with 81(-4) on BB even though double Chelsea defence let me down.

          Up to heady heights of 126 overall but no chips left so will be a struggle to improve from here.

        7. Peteski29
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          All smooth this week, very happy with my 91(-4) BB score. Went from 52k to 23k.

        8. joey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          A so so 57

          Smooth, probably Salah getting his first goal for a while as well as Watkins in his last game for me. Got Watkins and Coufal off my bench which was nice this week
          Rough, tried to be clever with Raphinha captain rather than Kane. Alonso transfer punt looking decent with an early assist only to concede 5, hit the post again and lose an assist because Werner has realised it's better that he never shoots unless necessary.

          A tiny green arrow but still a disappointing season overall

        9. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Smooth - All of my starting 11 played; feels like I am one of the only people playing this game who was so lucky
          Rough - Lingard sitting first on my bench because all my starting 11 played.

        10. Snevitz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Smooth:
          Playing my BB finally got me to the top of my work league for the first time this season.
          I had Lingard on my bench so got his points.

          Rough:
          I would have got Lingard's points anyway as my BB consisted of Stones 0, Gundogen 0, Dawson 0 and Areola 1.
          I'm only winning my work league by 1 point.

        11. zon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          WC'd and went

          Triple Chelsea defence (Alonso, Mendy, Rüdiger)
          Antonio over Lingard
          Cresswell over Coufal
          Capped Raphinha over Kane

          While ML leader had the likes of Kane(c), Lingard, Coufal, Martinez

          Can't catch a break this season...

        12. lugs
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Rough
          Bamford captain fail, Rudiger and Cancelo didn't play and my auto subs Dawson and Veltman scored 1pt between them, also Son 1pt cameo blocking Traore 5pts from the bench

          Smooth
          my only transfer of the week was Saka to Lingard which worked out great, also Kanes double with Salah and Watkins breaking their drought helping me to a very decent 61pts and a small green arrow

        13. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Smooths: Scored 61, got a small green arrow
          Roughs: Went into last night’s game needing 13pts from Lingard to reach the 6th round of the FFS Cup. All was going swimmingly until the 93rd minute when Lingard was booked for timewasting. Cup tie finished 61-61 and my oppo went through due to a higher OR. Gutted.

        14. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Decent 56 points, second green on the spin.

          Rough; Brought in Son for Bale whom I only just got in last week for Sterling. Son also didn't start! Stones and Struijk no shows.

          Smooth; Kane(c), Salah, Bruno, Coufal subbing in for Stones.

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Current WC draft:

        Mendy Forster
        Shaw Dias Rudiger Phillips Coady
        Salah Fernandes Son Jota Lingard
        Kane Iheanacho Vydra

        0.8 itb

        Thoughts?

        Thanks

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Looks really good

          Perhaps Too much money in defence? - you don’t need 5 strong options

          No TAA is the big omission so key question for many of us is Philips relative to TAA

          Vydra is a punt but fine given your strong front 7

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks mate, well I could do:

            Dias Son >> Holding KDB ?

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        The hardest part of wildcard is always the defence... anyone got strong views on what it should look like?

        I’m broadly thinking for the 5 slots

        1. TAA/Philips
        2. Azpi/Rudiger
        3. Saiss/Coady
        4. Shaw/Reguillon/Targett
        5. Veltman/Holding

        I think It all comes down to how essential TAA and Azpi are over Philips and Rudiger

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Trent, Coady, Rudiger, Shaw, Veltman

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I don't think it's hard personally.

          Liverpool - TAA if you have the money or else Phillips
          United - Shaw
          City - Dias
          Chelsea - Rudiger
          XX - This last slot is the only one I'm thinking about. Could be Holding, Coady, Konsa. 5th choice defender is probably not gonna play or be needed so leaning Konsa because he covers GW33 blank with WBA and has a DGW.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Ye I’m conscious of double hence targett/ Konsa
            Veltman has a great GW33 fixture

            TAA vs Philips is big.
            Do you think this is the area to compromise on if you don’t have the funds (ie just get Philips instead) rather than compromising on attackers?

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I'm not paying extra for TAA. It's a lot of money I can't spare.

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Thanks Camzy - appreciate the reply.

                What are your thoughts on the 5th midfielder and 2 striker spots (assuming you have Kane, Son, Salah, Jota, Fernandes)

                Lingard, Gundo, Neto, Iheanacho, DCL, Watkins all in my thoughts

      • b91jh
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Who is the better WC combinations?

        A) Phillips, Salah, Wood
        B) TAA, Trossard, Vardy

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          B

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          B

      • dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Do we think Nancho minute will reduce now Maddo is back?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          No I don't think so. I expect Nacho to start but probably more likely to be subbed off if not performing. Maddison will replace Perez and play behind the front 2

        2. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Supposedly it shouldn’t impact him - Maddison will replace Perez

          It’s Barnes who could impact Nacho if/when he is back

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            cheers, what was the last update on Barnes?

            I cant help think Nacho is a trap

            1. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              agree. he has had long spells of being terrible, with odd bursts of goals. don't expect it to continue. be surprised if he's in the side in a couple of weeks.

              1. dbeck
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                my thoughts exactly, who do you think are the best front 3 moving forward?

                1. No Professionals
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  really tough one, Kane and one other (probably DCL, but none of them are inspiring), just go with a fodder as third striker and put the money in to someone like TAA.

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Or Kane + Vardy + fodder

                    1. dbeck
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      yeah Kane + Vardy +fodder is where i am leaning

                      1. dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Mendy (Forster)
                        Castagne Christensen Trent (Holding, Veltman)
                        Son Salah Jota Neto Lingard
                        Kane Vardy (Davies)

                        Enough money itb to move Son to Bruno after the double

      • Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Is Nat Phillips nailed?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Looks like that. 75% you can say...

        2. No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          fairly. Appears that Fabinho will play in the middle now.

      • Finding Timo
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Quick fire questions Thanks .. 1, is Philips over TAA worth it to free up cash elsewhere? 2, shaw or Dias? 3, is coufal best defender under 4.6?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            TAA is worth it, much higher upside imo and its part of the season you need higher ceilings
            Dias if you have an ok bench
            I'm looking at Holding (luiz is out and arsenal have good fixtures) or Veltman (fixtures are meh but good def stats)

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            1. Yes.
            2. Both.
            3. No he's not. Holding.

            1. Finding Timo
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Cheers guys - on holding is he nailed though as could be bargain at 4.2?

            2. joey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I think TAA is worth the extra, especially with options so limited up front and plenty of decent budget options like Lingard and Raphina available.
              I'd probably get both but if just 1 then maybe Shaw
              He's not a bad shout but depends how often you are planning to play them. Arsenal are pretty woeful but have great fixtures so Holding is an option for less. If your squad is strong elsewhere then I'd be tempted to juts get Mitchell and bank the extra, it's rare to need your 5th defender if the rest of your team is good. If you've got someone else as cheap as possible then you might want a playing option

              1. Finding Timo
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Cheers joey

            3. No Professionals
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Areola
              Shaw Digne Stones
              KDB Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha Lingard
              Kane Watkins

              Martinez Bamford Dallas Burn
              2.6m 1FT

              No WC left, happy to take a hit.

              A) Raphinha and Digne to Jota and TAA
              B) Raphinha and Burn to Jota and Phillips
              C) just Raphinha to Jota

              still have BB, so need to lose Burn at some point.

              1. Reece’s Pieces
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  If forced to choose then A. Would you consider Gundo out instead of Rapha? Maybe after the next 3 games

                  Digne is frustrating. I own him and will get rid after this weeks game

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    yeah Everton defence (and keeper is awful).

                    but he should have had 2 assists yesterday.

                    1. Reece’s Pieces
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        True but he is in the last chance saloon vs Brighton this weekend

                • Reece’s Pieces
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Hi everyone. I've just joined up so please let me know if general posts should go somewhere else.

                    I need to beat my bitter FPL rival so welcome your thoughts on my plan

                    Mendy, Areola
                    Dallas, Cresswell, Konsa, Dias, Digne
                    Gundo, Jota, Son, Rapha, Bruno
                    Kane, Bamford, DCL

                    G31: 4 point hit for Trent (Jota just in for Bale)
                    G32: Gundo for Lingard, Reguilon for Digne. TC Kane
                    G33: Free Hit
                    G34+ TBC

                  • marcos11
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Who would you get rid of to bring in KDB?

                      a) Gundo
                      b) Raphinha

                      1. No Professionals
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Raphinha due to fixtures.

                    • TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Anyone else had Martinez all season and now irrationally afraid to drop him for Mendy?

                      It makes sense given defensive stats and fixtures so is a great chance to improve rank, but the dreaded EO of Villa defnence/Martinez is 100%+