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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. Cheeto__Bandito
      2 months, 9 days ago

      See a lot of these wildcard teams with no Bruno or easy way to get him in, you do realise he has Burnley and Leeds in the next 3 and is top point scorer not some random bum LOL!!!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        We all have a bum.

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ever present in my team 10.5 bargain!

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

        There's an argument for going without if you're chasing, especially if you want to captain Kane/Salah most weeks

      4. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Not going without him myself, but as always you can't have all the premiums and some people are backing the guy who's hardly played or the guy who's been average over Bruno

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Is premium not just another word for overpriced with Lingard, Jota, Dallas, Gundogan, Maddison, Bamford, Grealish etc much better value than the previously reliable but costlier alternatives?

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yes, this season. That's why neither Salah not KDB are getting a look in to my WC drafts

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      After shocking week need to change it up!

      Already moved Raphinha to Jota.

      Do I compound this by doing Bale & either or Dallas Bamford > Salah, Williams or Nacho?

      Mendy,
      Rüdiger, Shaw, Dias,
      Son, Bale, Lingz, Jota, Bruno,
      Kane, Bamford,

      Martinez, Cresswell, Watkins, Dallas,

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah I probably would. Bamford to Nacho for me

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Or Watkins, Bamford has easier run in & got @ 5.8?

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Wouldn't recommend Watkins as a former owner...

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Sell?

              1. Biggsy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                I think you've gotta shift one of Bamford, Bale and Watkins. Bale could still play the double in 32 so would probably hold.

                Watkins Vs Pool or Bamford Vs City. I'd hold Watkins this week of the two. Bamford to Nacho

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Ta

    • waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      If I want TAA, Bruno, Salah, Son and Kane, how does this WC team look? No BB

      Mendy Forster
      TAA Shaw Rudiger Holding Mitchell
      Salah Bruno Son Jota Lingard
      Kane Nacho Brewster

      I guess Lingard could be Neto and then upgrade Holding to Coufal

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Looks fine.

      2. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Looks great tbh.

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers guys

      4. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Solid

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

        Excellent!

      6. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Lingard and Mitchell or
        Neto and Struijk

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Hottest player in the game right now

      7. fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Holding + Mitchell + Brewster is too weak imo. would drop one of them at least.

    • C_G
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      kneejerked just now and made these transfers!!

      Gundo + Dallas + Watkins ----> Phillips, Jota & Iheanacho (-4)

      Have Salah as well

      1. C_G
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        thoughts??

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

          Pray Jota and Phillips stay fit tonight, next time transfer after the game.

        2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Would have waited till they play in a few hours.

        3. Thia6o
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          If you are more than happy with those moves then fab!
          I think those you have brought in are on most radars anyways and for the same players going out.
          Also the fact you already own Salah is great as long as the rest of the team measures up.

    • SimonOwen
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      WC Team suggestions.
      Currently looking at

      Martinez, Leno
      Rudiger, Shaw, Cresswell, Coady, Dias
      Salah, Lingard, Fernandes, Son, Raphina
      Iheancho, Kane, Watkins.

      Have alot of value in Martinez 0.5 / Cresswell 0.5 / Fernandes 0.3 who I assume people would suggest to drop?
      Got 0.4 itb currently potentially will drop Fernandes for a Man City option for the week for captaincy band and bring Fernandes in next week again but this seems weird!

      1. Thia6o
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        At this stage in the season money means nothing, You already have all the value in the team so time to put it to good use.
        Well that's what i am doing at least, My team value is 108 which affords me players my rivals cannot.

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Good team, like the Ihenacho pick. Do you still have BB left because your bench looks pricy? I think don't drop Bruno or pick any City player other than Ederson because they'll be rotated and they've the league won. Not expecting many Arsenal cleansheets so Leno to Forster (misses GW33) for 4m or likes if Sanchez or Johnstone around 4.5m. Leno means your leaving 0.5 to 1.0 m on bench each GW that you might use better elsewhere. Or downgrade Dias to a cheap playing 5th defender like Veltman to free up funds. Don't be worried at all about losing value because they're savings to be made etting cheaper mids like Lingard or Jota, Maddison, Grealish if he starts firing like he can for the pricier mids, cheaper mids might bring you both savings plus more points. On that theme Salah to Jota frees up a lot of cash.

        1. SimonOwen
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks for the feedback, I have gone with a resilient bench as with DGW potential and rotation in run up I wanted to cover my bases, dont have a BB, but also with Spurs blanking in GW 33 I wanted to have good backups for that week without having to drop my spurs assets.

          Re Thia60 I was at around 108 now down to 107 as i dropped several high value players such as bamford, I dont need the value as you say but wouldnt drop martinez as i may want him back and had him all season etc and same with cresswell.

    • Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      W/C draft!
      Mendy
      Dias Shaw TAA
      Son Jota Bruno Lingard
      Lacazette Kane Iheanacho

      Foster/Gundo/Dawson/Veltman

      3.3 ITB to do Son>Salah after GW32

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Lacazette ? Not for me.

    • Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Gundo should start against Leeds IMO

      One week rest before today's game and then almost another 4 days of full rest before Leeds.

      Pep usually gives him 3 games in 7 days before he rests him for one.

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

        I'm done with Pep 🙂 feels good man

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Does that mean you think cancelo will start also?

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Agree. Who would they play instead of Gundo too? I would assume he’d want to rest Rodri and KDB more as they played at the weekend unlike Gundo

      4. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        The main problem with ManCity players is that no one knows who will start in the second game vs Dortmund and so who will start vs Villa.

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is Lingard a must have on a wc?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        You defo missed the train over last eight weeks?

        1. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          No i have him.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            For his price I would hold then

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              cheers

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Dcl > vardy?

      Sick of him and not loving the look of the fixtures despite possible double

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I wouldn't hold DCL just for the lure of an inevitably DGW 4 pointer

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Worst week since GW11! Thoughts on what to do? 1FT

      Martinez
      Azpi • Shaw • Dawson • White
      Salah • KDB • Son • Gundo
      Kane • Antonio
      (3.9 / Raph / Bamford / Struijk)

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Raph to Jota obvious choice. Or Bamford to Nacho.

        Personally I'd be tempted to roll to give you options to downgrade KDB but that means gambling on both Gundo and KDB playing Leeds after the Dortmund game tonight

    • Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Best replacement for Antonio if out long term?

      Have Kane and Nacho already in WC.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        352

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          This

      2. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Very few forward options.

        Laca getting a bit of love due to fixtures but wouldn't touch personally.

        Watkins, Bamford and DCL all rubbish with poor fixtures.

        Vardy a pricey alternative but not offering anything better than Nacho.

        Vydra is being mentioned - just a slightly better Brewster or Davis really though.

        Werner it is....?

        1. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          You wouldn't touch Lacazette, but are suggesting Werner? 😯

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah that was a bit of a tongue in cheek suggestion.

      3. Il Capitano
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Looks like a fodder third striker to beef up the mid is popular

        • Thia6o
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Laca for me with those fixtures

        • wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I am going with Nacho.

      4. Il Capitano
          2 months, 9 days ago

          1 FT - 6.6m ITB - Only TC remaining

          Martinez Fabri
          Cresswell Stones Azpi Digne Targett
          Bruno Gundo Lingard ESR Raphinha
          Kane DCL Bamford

          Looks like I need some Pool in. Raph to Jota this week, Gundo to Son in 32, Digne to Phillips or DCL to Nacho and Son to Salah in 33? TAA would be nice, but would make getting Salah even more awkward.

        • Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Good afternoon to the fine people of Fantasy Football............Can I have your thoughts.

          Can I have your thoughts on this WC.
          Martinez, Leno.
          Dias, TAA, Coady, Rudiger, Amartey
          Salah, Jota, Son, Lingard, Bruno.
          Kane, Nacho, Vydra,
          0.8 ITB

          Happy with two keepers, had Martinez since GW1 and has a double, Leno great fixtures till the end of season. Not sure what I would do with the extra cash.
          I had Antonio until he went off last night with a suspect Hammy.
          Lingard or Foden ??

          1. veedub1989
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            As an Arsenal fan, I don't like our fixtures (mainly as we've been inconsistent as usual). Leno doesn't inspire confidence also- could look at Mendy as an alternative?

            Do you think Coady will outscore Shaw?

          2. Il Capitano
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Looks good, Lingz over Foden

          3. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 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. veedub1989
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Dias might be a good way into Citeh, Davis presumably fodder?

              You could swap out the 4.5 for a 3.8 (i.e. Mitchell) to relieve some funds for the run in?

              1. Atimis
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Some good ideas, thanks!

          4. Finding Timo
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Is Vydra the best forward under 5m & likely to keep place next few games?

              1. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                yes

                1. Finding Timo
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Thanks I need a playing GW33 forward so hopefully be still in team for that

                2. Biggsy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I suspect he's the only forward under 5m who's likely to start games. But I would only use him as a slightly better Brewster or Davis. If you want a punty cheap striker maybe Robinson or Silva would be worth the extra

                  1. Finding Timo
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Thanks I think great option it still playing by GW33

                3. The Mantis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I'm well out of the loop after moving house, seeing a lot of talk of WC. Is that the route I need to go down with the team below?

                  Martinez (Sanchez)
                  Dias / Digne / Azpi (Dallas / Lowton)
                  Salah / Raphinha / Son / Mount / Gundo
                  Kane / DCL (Bamford)

                  1. veedub1989
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Your main problems are:
                    - DCL - not firing but good fixtures
                    - Bammy - as above
                    - Raph - Lingard stealing the limelight and poor fixtures
                    - Digne - have you seen Everton?

                    1. The Mantis
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      thanks! agreed - Digne is a major issue
                      Don't know if it's worth doing WC though...

                      1. Shineonme
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        There is only 8 more gw's.... what do you have to lose. Play the WC

                4. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Gone ahead and done my moves early, tend to do this after a bad week

                  Something I must learn from for next season!

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    How bad a week & what transfers did you do?

                    I C Son 🙁

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      33 Steve

                      From 330k down to 465k

                      Confident I can still achieve my goal of improving my first season of 1m

                      Jota and vardy in for dcl and bale 😀

                      Jota injury pending haha

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Lingard saved me again this week, I dropped from 150k - 200k could of been lot worse.
                        I already grabbed Jota for Raphinha & considering Bale & Leeds > Salah & Williams or Nacho?

                5. Echoes
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Looking to do a -12 (bring in Neto, Jota, Vardy) to reignite my squad. Current OR 275k. Do it or play it safe for now?

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I look at the downside vs upside, if the players coming in score more than the ones leaving + some worth it.

                      1. Echoes
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          The above three mentioned players will be coming in to replace Bale, Lookman and DCL.

                          1. g40steve
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Like you I have Bale, will he play in the double, already held through the drops.

                            1. Echoes
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                Yeah same, but I can't see him starting either of the two games. May not even come on as a sub if spurs are in control. Don't see the worth in him anymore tbh.

                                1. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 9 days ago

                                  Yes I think you are correct time to bin Bale 🙂

                      2. Muscout
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        What would you do here lads?

                        McCarthy
                        Cancelo Shaw Rud
                        Salah Son Gundo Lingard Raph
                        Kane Watkins

                        Martinez Maupay Dallas Dier

                        5m itb, no chips left

                        1. SharkyT
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Cancelo > Trent

                        2. Shineonme
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Cancella > TAA looks the move

                      3. Stimps
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Thoughts on this WC draft / plan? 6.4 itb

                        Forster
                        TAA Rudiger Shaw
                        Bruno Jota Gundo Lingard Maddison
                        Kane DCL

                        Martinez Iheanacho Coady Mitchell

                        GW32 - Gundo to Son
                        GW33 - Son to Salah

                        1. Oooo Matron
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Would sack off DCL

                          1. Biggsy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            So much this. One goal in six since his return, plus had some good fixtures. Why would anyone choose him when the fixtures aren't getting any easier?

                            Unless it's the lure of the DGW

                        2. Cruyff's Eleven
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          I like Maddy. Currently on Mount. Might change.

                      4. Oooo Matron
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        A or B?

                        A) Lingard, Holding, Forster
                        B) Neto Coady, 3.8 Keeper

                        Current WC with the gaps...

                        Mendy _
                        Dias Rudiger TAA Shaw _
                        KDB Son Jota Salah _
                        Kane Ihenacho Davis

                        1. Echoes
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            A

                        2. Hryszko
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Thoughts on this WC? Think I'm nearly settled, just can't decide between Jota or Mount/Maddison.. thoughts?

                          Mendy
                          Dias - TAA - Shaw
                          Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Lingaard - Jota
                          Kane - Iheanacho

                          Bench: Martinez - Vydra - Coufal - Veltman

                          1.3m in the bank, on a WC.

                          1. Biggsy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            I'd go Jota for sure. Personally I have same players on my mind. Going without Salah (may plan on bringing him in for 33 in place of Son) so my nailed three are Son Bruno and Jota. Other two are Mount, Gundo,

                            1. Biggsy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              ..., Lingard or Maddison.
                              (continuing the abruptly curtailed list above)

                            2. Hryszko
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Yeah I do really like Jota, seems to be well in the points whenever he plays.. Maddison is less of a rotation risk when he's fit but not sure I fancy a double up with him and Nacho, although the choices for forwards at the moment is sparse.

                          2. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Dont think Nacho is nailed...leaves you with Vydra... 😕

                            1. Hryszko
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Who else would you suggest around that price range?

                              1. Christina.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                not much at that price I am afraid.
                                Mitro/Welbeck/Adams(dgw)/Ayew(dgw)

                            2. Biggsy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              I would think Nacho is good for starts for a few weeks. Being hauled off for Maddi at the weekend could be a sign, but could also be a factor of the team they were playing.

                              In current form I don't think Rodgers could drop him

                          3. Cruyff's Eleven
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Gundo not nailed, Jota not nailed. Yes, perhaps higher upside (Jota) or higher EO (Gundo) but I'm picking Lingard (form) and Mount or Maddison (both have something to play for, and are nailed on).

                            1. Biggsy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Jota not nailed, but given he's scored more since his return than the other three put together, plus the very really risk of Pool missing a top 4 place, you got to imagine Klopp would be crazy to drop him

                              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                He scores in UCL though, doesn't help me much back here, innit

                                1. Biggsy
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 9 days ago

                                  Took 21 minutes to score twice against Arsenal. Would have helped a lot as an owner even if you missed the 1+1 points because he was benched

                                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 9 days ago

                                    Agree, it's enticing, but I'm not convinced. The word bandwagon jumps to mind.....

                                    1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 9 days ago

                                      I brought Bale in after Crystal Palace... Need I say more.

                                      1. Biggsy
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 9 days ago

                                        Jota has 3 goals in his last two. Salah has 3 in last eight, Mane and Firmino none. For me that is enough to give confidence that he has the security of a lot of game time which was the crux of the point.

                                        1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 9 days ago

                                          Yeah, good point. But this was during a Pool slump, with Salah/TAA out of form and Firmino injured.

                                          My bet is that Pool pick themselves off the canvas, finish 3rd with Salah and TAA finishing strong and Jota coming on to rest the others...

                                          Could still haul every week, but I'm not betting on it.

                                          1. Biggsy
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            2 months, 9 days ago

                                            Dont disagree that could happen.

                                            I think Jota will score at least half, if not more than half, the points of Salah and for half the price he gives me better points per £m and cash to have stronger options elsewhere (e.g. TAA at the back)

                                            1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              2 months, 9 days ago

                                              Solid logic. I'm staying with tried and tested however. I like my players to start the game.

                        3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Will Bale start anymore games at Spurs?

                          1. Thia6o
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            1 of DGW32 games, but not too much more although I would play all 3 for the rest of the season.

                          2. Cruyff's Eleven
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Does it matter?

                            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Yes, as he’s in my team

                              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                I mean, does it matter if he plays. Get rid!

                                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 9 days ago

                                  I guess but I have so many fires to put out.

                                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    2 months, 9 days ago

                                    He's had two 60 minute revivals... There's a number of far better, proven players at 2M less...

                                    Must be big fires if they're burning higher than Gareth Bale.... At Spurs... Under Mourinho...

                                    1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 9 days ago

                                      But hey, you never know... Just one more week 😉

                                  2. Thia6o
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 9 days ago

                                    Deal with the one that,s posing the most threat first.

                          3. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Doubt it tbh - super sub

                          4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            I think its time to get rid

                        4. Thia6o
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          W/C draft with Laca and enough on the bench for BB32

                          Mendy
                          Dias Shaw TAA
                          Son Jota Bruno Lingard
                          Lacazette Kane Iheanacho

                          Foster/Gundo/Dawson/Veltman

                          3.3 ITB to do Son>Salah after GW32

                        5. Dr. Rog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Does anyone know which GW the Everton vs Villa match is likely to be scheduled in?

                        6. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Most of the WC teams look identical.
                          Taa, Shaw, Mendy or Rudi...
                          Villa players out...
                          Leeds players out...
                          Jota in...
                          City out...

                          1. Cruyff's Eleven
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Yeah, agree, need a little differential.

                            Laca, Neto, Maddison, Mount

                          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Shake it all about

                            1. Christina.
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              snake?

                          3. Holmes
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            Yeah, boring!!!

                          4. Baines on Toast...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 9 days ago

                            It's awful but the main thing is - why is everyone posting drafts when they are the same as every other one.

                            1. Baines on Toast...
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Also the recency bias is incredible.

                              1. Cruyff's Eleven
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 9 days ago

                                Yup, someone has shares in Jota

                            2. Cruyff's Eleven
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              Starting a new group think hive thingy

                            3. Thia6o
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 9 days ago

                              They were not originally! But now we have the template

                        7. SharkyT
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 9 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?

                          Thinking Antonio > Vydra then find a route into Son

                        8. Al-Chemy
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          I'd appreciate some advice on the best thing to do here.
                          Essentially I've got a lead of 46 points in my ML with a wildcard left still, and the player in second has a very similar team, but with no wildcard.

                          In this instance would it be better to just concentrate on my team, ignoring his, or would you manage it by trying to stick with a similar team, and then wildcard if they get closer towards the end?
                          My team is below for reference as well.

                          Martinez Sanchez
                          Digne Cancelo Rudiger Dallas Veltman
                          Salah Son Bruno Raphina Gundo
                          Kane Bamford Watkins

                        9. Sz21
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          What do we reckon?
                          Rudiger, Salah, TAA, Phillips on my immediate wishlist atm.
                          Fine with a -4 or -8. Need a proper captain for next GW too.

                          Martinez.
                          Shaw, Dallas, Stones, Cresswell.
                          Fernandes, Jota, Raphinha, Son, Odegaard.
                          Kane.
                          Steer, Bamford, Watkins, Burn.
                          1ft, 6.1m ITB. No chips left.

                        10. Fernandito
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Which on a WC?
                          A TAA & Neto
                          B Phillips & Son