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Latest on Antonio, Lingard and Soucek as Masuaku enjoys advanced role at Wolves

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. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    That Laca is tempting with the fixtures, surely he will be their main ST with the Auba issues?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Europa is more important now.

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Auba's main issues seem to be playing on the left, and it seems he's been playing on the left out of necessity rather than preference (e.g. due to ESR's injury) or specific tactical reasons that haven't worked (pinging the ball to Auba on the break). There's also added competition from Martinelli, who is beginning to be a main character in a story he's not had much chance to affect yet.

      I think that only adds to Laca's competition, as they are (or will be) fighting for 1 spot, on the main, as they were in recent history.

      And with rotation around the EL, I think it's not worth investment, especially with cheaper options that can be benched, like Odegaard, ESR, Saka and Tierney (if not injured).

  2. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Getting Vardy over Nacho is a bit like getting Mane over Jota

    1. HD7
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I dont think so.
      For me Iheanacho had his moment. Now its Vardy and Maddy time.

      Iheanaxho Vardy:
      Its more like buying Walcott to cover Alexis.

      Only time will tell who is right

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Hah. I'm really hoping Vardy and Maddi smash it as non-owner as Nacho will be involved

  3. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A. Lacazette and Vardy

    B. Salah and Iheanacho

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B by a country mile

      1. HaffNanner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

  4. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Varane Covid-positive, misses Pool alongside Ramos

  5. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Arsenal lineup on Thursday anyone? Any of these?

    Laca
    Martinelli Odegaard Pepe
    Partey Ceballos
    Saka Mari Holding Cedric
    Leno

    Auba
    Willian Odegaard Pepe
    Partey Elneny
    Saka Gabriel Holding Cedric
    Leno

    Laca
    Saka Odegaard Pepe
    Partey Ceballos
    Cedric Mari Holding Chambers
    Leno

    Laca
    Martinelli Odegaard Saka
    Partey Elneny
    Cedric Gabriel Holding Bellerin
    Leno

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Tried an Arsenal forum?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Lol. Your post above mine is even less FPL-related

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Didn't take up half the page mate

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I'm so sorry for your tired finger. Do you have an opinion on my question?

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              😆

              I'm afraid I'm as clueless as you.

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Unsolicited use of line-breaks! Using up limitless space on the page smh

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Bummer! In all seriousness you could get a better discussion on another forum. Anyhow, what's your view on Holdings prospects nailing down a starting spot?

                  1. Deulofail
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    You could get a better discussion on that from another forum yourself. In all seriousness. But I'll give you my two cents:

                    Yes. His main competition is Chambers until Luiz recovers (if he recovers).

                    1. Whazza
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Better than this, are you sure? Noticed Chambers has been playing fullback lately, could move back but liking the look of Holding for 4.2 on WC.

                      1. Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Chambers is a utility player, and played his best football as a DM at Fulham, and as RB in one game against West Ham (all the while conceding 3 goals, of course). He wasn't great at RB against Liverpool, and there's competition from Cedric and Bellerin for that role. The fact he's being used now that he's finally back from injury suggests that Arteta see utility in him. Whether that's only at RB remains to be seen. I can see him potentially being used at RCB during a busy schedule, but I would agree that Holding is the main man there for the time being.

                      2. Whazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Cheers, good to know!

  6. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Chance of Alonso starting GW31?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Good if Chilwell starts tom.

  7. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    16.7 left to spend on
    1 keeper
    1 defender
    1 striker
    Already have Rudiger
    Any suggestions please??

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Mendy
      TAA
      4.3 striker

      Think 3-5-2 is the way to go

  8. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    What do you reckon to this WC team guys?

    Mendy Forster
    TAA Dias Alonso Shaw Coufal
    Salah Son Jota Lingard Neto
    Kane Nacho Brewster

    2.2 itb to go from Son to Bruno

    Too much in defence? Think they could be some decent differentials

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Nothing wrong with that, but you are basically benching a premium defender every gw? You can have Bruno over Neto with a decent defence.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        My team value is shocking so Neto to Bruno wouldn't work.
        Could play 4 at the back although Alonso, Shaw and possibly Dias could be rotated.
        Cheers

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Like the look of it except no Bruno.

      Would personally downgrade the def and get Bruno if you are not playing 4 at the back.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Have the money to do Son to Bruno in 33

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Looks good then id say.

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          You might want Son for 34 and 35 though Sheffield and Leeds

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Yeah possibly, but I just can't fit them all in!

            1. Whazza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              It's very possible, not with that much in defence though. Assuming you have a BB?

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Nope!

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Oh, would definitely bury a Holding/Mitchell in the bench then!

            2. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              TAA to Phillips would probably give you the money to upgrade Neto to Bruno.

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                TAA to Phillips. Plus Alonso to Rudiger or Dias to Stones would give me the money.
                I really want TAA though!

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Its a tough one tbh.

    3. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Great Wildcard. No fine, defense is where it has been at recently. 351/541/452 depending on fixtures good to go right now with those players especially.

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers. It's a bit more fun for me as well 🙂

  9. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Chasing big time. Is Auba + Antonio > Jota + Kun (C) -4 a good punt? Will sell Kun next week.

    1. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      That is a lot of transfers. I would wait to see who plays in the champions league if you can. Aguero won't play 2 in a row.

      1. Covid Chameleon
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        *442

  10. Covid Chameleon
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    I've done a -8 to get this

    Areola Sanchez

    TAA Rudiger Tierney Veltman Target
    Sal Fernandez Son Linguard Jota
    Kane Bamford Davis

    What do you think?

    Bamford and Target out in the next coupld of weeks to Shaw and Ihenacho if I'm lucky with price rises.

    1. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I like it. Although I'd have probably prioritised getting out Bamford... But don't know what your team was like previously!

    2. Reece’s Pieces
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think you’ve done well there

  11. Ëð
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A) Auba (C) -> Salah (C)
    B) Burn -> Phillips
    C) Both (-4)
    D) Save FT
    E) Something else (1FT, £1.5m ITB)

    Martinez, McCarthy
    Stones, Dallas, Coufal, Targett, Burn
    Auba, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphinha
    Kane, Iheanacho, DCL

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      C

    3. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A) then C) later Salah has the most captainable games for the rest of the season no1 captain pick most weeks.

  12. Reece’s Pieces
    5 months, 19 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

    1. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Don't think I'd take a 4 point hit for Trent. Other moves look good though. Welcome to the site!

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      How much ahead or behind are you against your rival?

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks guys. I’m about 20
        behind my rival with TC and FH left (he has used his)

        Noted re Trent but Konsa or Cresswell don’t fill me with confidence this week as alternatives

        1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          You can easily catch him with Tc and free hit. Trent looks great going into the next few weeks.

    3. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I like it. I think Trent and Jota could be worth a -4 over the run in.

      I like the rest of it a lot. Well thought out if you can do it without the prices rises halting you.

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        5 months, 19 days ago

        It’s on. I’ve got good team value so should be fine affording this. Now just need a little bit of overdue good fortune

  13. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    On WC:
    One of the big guns will have to miss:
    Kane is certain, so its between Salah, Bruno, Son and Vardy?

    Its interesting to hear your opinions on Iheanacho. I can get all of the above with Iheanacho instead of Vardy. Only thing that bothers me is I have a feeling Nacho had his moment and now Vardy and Maddy will be the main players once again.
    Also wouldnt C Nacho while Vardy can be a Captain.

    Thoughts, mates?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      "I can get all of the above with Iheanacho instead of Vardy."
      Think you answered your own question there mate

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I just dont trust him. One- two bad games and hes back on the benxh

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Say you're right, it's not the end of the world at that price. Leave some cash in the bank for a rainy day, Watkins has a double soon no :p

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Agree re nacho. Don't fancy him at all .However there are very few forwards apart from Kane that stand out at the moment.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Can you get all with Maddison over Son?

    4. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think Nacho is a class goalscorer. I thought he was at city and I think he will be for Leicester City. They should nurture him. Plus there is no return date for Barnes. I think he's relatively safe for now. Maddison should play behind the front two.

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah the lack Barnes is a good point.

    5. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Think Iheanacho is safe for now... Just signed a new contract, is in great form and even if he doesnt start, he can score with those fixtures. At 5.8 its worth

    6. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I’ve gone Vardy and got Jota instead of Salah. Mostly because I want TAA too. If Salah hits form will get in for Son after the double. I accept this is a risk.

  14. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best players/teams to target without any chips remaining?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Liverpool and Liverpool

  15. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Martinez
    Dias Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Son Gündo
    Kane DCL Antonio

    (Fabri Raphinha Burn Struijk)

    A) Gündo ➡️ Jota
    B) Raphinha & Burn ➡️ Jota & Phillips -4
    C) Raphinha ➡️ Lingard

    Will bench Antonio as I dont see any forward worth using a transfer on.

    Thoughts?

  16. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A little help here, lads? WC still available

    Martínez / Forster
    Dias / Stones / Cresswell / Dunk /  Dallas
    Salah / Bruno / Gündogan / Raphinha / Soucek
    Kane / Antonio / Watkins

    A. Antonio to Iheanacho/Lacazette/Vardy
    B. Soucek to Lingard/Jota
    C. Anything else?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B and bench Antonio

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers, mate!

  17. fpork
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    1) Forster + Mendy
    2) Sanchez + Areola

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1

    2. Bennyboy1907
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1

    3. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1 by far

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Overall points.2034
    Overall rank 2033

    Spooky.

  19. Bennyboy1907
    5 months, 19 days ago

    How’s this WC looking: 0.0ITB

    Leno Forster
    TAA Rudiger Shaw Coady Veltman
    Salah Bruno Son Lingard Jota
    Kane Nacho Davies

    Even if rudiger, jota or nacho don’t play, I have coady and Veltman to come on who are nailed.

    Any concerns?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Jota will always play, Liverpool Chasing hard top 4... maybe will not always start, be he will play

    2. Covid Chameleon
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Great wildcard

    3. Bennyboy1907
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Cheers boys

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      i can see a worst case scenario gameweek when all of Rudiger Jota Nacho & Davies are benched

      1. Bennyboy1907
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Davies is jus a fodder anyway, plus if 2 are benched I have cover. What’s the chances of all jota Rudiger and Nacho not playing? Then I will be left with 10.

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Perfectly fine, people have those options with 2-3 city

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          possible though, and throw on in the odd injury 😉

  20. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Will wait and see who plays 90 mins for city today. Thinking Foden/Ferran could be good punts against Leeds, and then switch to Son in GW32

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Fodenfreude incoming!

  21. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A) Lingard and Diop
    B) Neto and Coady

    *
    The midfielder will start in most games in a 3-5-2

    The defender is more for rotations.
    But its good to have a bench in this period.

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A.

      Imposible to ignore his form, and fixtures arent terrible

  22. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    To all the people who are considering Laca and Holding:

    Neither are nailed.

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Even if they were, just cant trust Arsenal

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        People here are.

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Holding is 4.2m. Like, some perspective on why people are interested may be required 😀

    2. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Whaddup on Holding. What's the risk there?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Gabriel + Mari

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Okay, seems a bit unlikely they'll play together in the PL, but could happen theoretically. Holding was working perfectly well in partnership with either one previously. Never seen Gab or Mari on the right at Arsenal. More likely to see Chambers there imo.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            True. But with so much rotation, I would always suggest a player who will feature for sure. For me a 100% Lowton is much better than a 90% Holding.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              CB is hardly the most physically demanding position to play. Maybe Holding will miss a game, maybe two. More likely one, though? And maybe none if Arsenal are knocked out of EL earlier rather than later. With other players being rotated, it seems an unnecessary risk to keep mixing up at the back, especially with new combinations.

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                "If Arsenal are knocked out of EL earlier rather than later"

                A heartbreaker right there!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'm not one of these people wooohoo!

  23. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    WC Activated & was all set on the following team:

    0.4m ITB
    Marty Forster
    TAA Azpi Diaz Coady Holding
    Lingz Bruno Gundo Salah Jota
    Nacho Kane Antonio*

    The question now is what to do with Antonio & his dodgy hamstrings?

  24. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Tuchel Porto presser live, nearly finished -

    https://youtu.be/x2buomxZ3Ek

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      He's gold. No whinging, blaming players, blaming ref or VAR, direct and to the point. We fell off the horse so will find out what went wrong, fix ourselves and the horse and ride into the sunset 🙂

  25. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on that WC team?

    Mendy/Forster
    TAA/Castagne/Shaw/Coufal/4.5
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Jota/Lingard
    Kane/Nacho/Davis

    Should I get some City, Chelsea or Arsenal attack? Too much in def?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Looks fine

    2. HD7
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Similar to mine, obviously you had a nice value of the team:)

  26. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Well here it is... anything else you would change in this WC ?

    Mendy, Forster
    TAA, Rudiger, Shaw, Diop, Holding
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Jota, Lingard
    Kane, Iheanacho, Davis

    *Probably going to change Son to Mahrez if the later is on bench today.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Looks fine

  27. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is Raphinha, Watkins > Jota, Nacho worth a hit?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Prob not

  28. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is Raphinha/Lookman/Antonio -> Jota/Lingard/Davis for - 8 moronic?

    Will have to be my last hit of the season. Need to tighten up for the final stretch

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Not a bit moronic and don't restrict yourself to say you won't take more hits, go GW by GW.

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks. Good advice.

        I've let a decent ML lead go to waste and probably thinking too defensive. Week by week is the best way to play it.

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I just scraped up to 10th in ML and OR is awful so I've nothing to lose but I'm kinda enjoying it more now cos it's crap but taking more chances now that I should have tried months ago.

  29. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is anyone going without Son on WC?

    I'm really tempted given I'm not sure I'd start him this week and his lack of recent returns. It allows me both Salah and Jota as well.

    Its just that double..

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes. Just Kane and going Moura to Maddison on WC for GW31. Will take GW32 when it falls and GW31 twists and turns and Euro games next week could bring injuries/COVID/suspensions also another week to check Son form. Spurs and Southampton skip GW33 too also worth considering.

  30. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Tuchel has just said the training bust up is dealt with and Rudiger will start vs Porto. Feel a bit better picking him on WC now