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Possible clues to Man City’s Gameweek 31 line-up after Champions League victory

Manchester City and Liverpool were both in UEFA Champions League quarter-final action on Tuesday evening, four days before they return to their domestic duties.

The champions-elect face Leeds United in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon, with Liverpool playing host to Aston Villa in the traditional 3pm slot.

And from a Fantasy perspective, there were a few talking points from last night’s encounters that could affect the thinking for Gameweek 31 – most notably team selection.

MANCHESTER CITY 2-1 BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Speaking after the win over Leicester City on Sunday, Pep Guardiola promised that there’d be “fresh legs, more than ever” for the upcoming clash with Leeds.

What that entails is anyone’s guess, but the line-up he sent out against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening might be some sort of signpost.

In hindsight, the starting XI at the King Power Stadium wasn’t too surprising: nine City assets featured in all three of their countries’ fixtures over the March international break and the almost-nailed Ruben Dias (£6.1m) was the only one of them to start.

A lot of those players returned to the side at the Etihad on Tuesday, including John Stones (£5.3m), Joao Cancelo (£6.0m), Ilkay Gundogan (£6.0m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m).

There were a few exceptions, most notably Raheem Sterling (£11.3m): after a 27-minute cameo in Gameweek 30, the winger was an unused substitute against Dortmund.

Sterling, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Ferran Torres (£6.9m), along with the lesser-used Nathan Ake (£5.4m) and Eric Garcia (£4.7m), are the only senior City outfielders who are yet to start a match since the international break ended, so will surely be in their manager’s thoughts this weekend.

Moderator Legomané’s excellent “Pep Roulette Matrix” is shown below (click to expand) and details the minutes racked up by Guardiola’s squad of late.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m), Rodri (£5.3m), Kyle Walker (£6.1m), Ederson (£6.1m) and Dias are the six City players who have started both of their side’s competitive matches over the last week, although all bar the indefatigable Dias had limited minutes or a complete breather over the international break.

“Fresh legs” doesn’t mean that anyone starting Tuesday’s win over Dortmund won’t feature against Leeds (Guardiola has hailed the regenerative powers of several of his side before, including Mahrez and Cancelo) but there will be nagging doubts plaguing anyone who owns a likely starter in next Wednesday’s return leg in Germany and in the subsequent FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

As for the game itself, City went – as they often do in matches of this magnitude – strikerless.

Bernardo was tasked with leading the line for the first hour, with Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m) relieving him of his duties in the final 30 minutes.

De Bruyne was impressive yet again in an advanced central role and his deployment as a roaming number 10 in the 4-2-3-1 led to more disciplined double-pivot duties for Gundogan, who managed just one penalty box touch – although the German is, of course, typically afforded more license to get forward when Guardiola plays his usual 4-3-3.

The Belgian opened the scoring after a classic City byline-cut-back assist from Mahrez, with Phil Foden (£6.1m) grabbing the winner after being teed up by Gundogan.

Foden hit double figures for penalty box touches and topped the shot count table from the left flank, wasting a couple of clear openings before his 90th-minute clincher.

Marco Reus briefly restored parity to keep things interesting for the second leg, with Ederson earlier fortunate not to concede when the referee adjudged that the Brazilian had been fouled in the lead-up to a Jude Bellingham strike.

One other thing worthy of mention: Mahrez was in line to take a first-half City penalty before VAR intervention overturned the decision.

REAL MADRID 3-1 LIVERPOOL

Liverpool’s brief resurgence and some excellent forthcoming fixtures has rekindled interest in the Reds in the Fantasy world.

With plenty at stake in the Premier League (which is increasingly not the case for the runaway leaders), rotation hasn’t quite been the issue at Anfield as it has been at City.

Nor do changes look likely to be wholesale this weekend, with Jurgen Klopp saying after Tuesday’s defeat at Real Madrid:

We cannot be picky with that, we have to go for everything. It’s not like we can now make the decision after that game there is no chance for us in the Champions League anymore. In the Premier League, we cannot change it every week – we have to fight until the end and we will.

Now we have to recover first and then concentrate on Aston Villa, which is for us a very important game, not only because of the results we had recently or in this season against them.

Generous scheduling before and after next Wednesday’s return leg may also help with the recovery of key players.

Diogo Jota (£6.9m) and Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.3m), both of whom racked up the minutes for their countries over the international break and were then rested against Arsenal, returned to the starting XI in Madrid, while Andrew Robertson‘s (£7.1m) ‘breather’ may well have been the half-hour he was spared at the back-end of Gameweek 30.

Naby Keita (£5.2m) was the only real surprise inclusion last night, with his evening ending ignominiously early when he was hooked before half-time with the Reds trailing 2-0.

Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) made it two goals in as many competitive matches with Liverpool’s only strike of the game, while Jota topped the shot count with three.

There were more worrying signs in defence after the recent improvements at the back, with Liverpool’s two full-backs as culpable for the Madrid win as the inexperienced centre-half pairing.

As Zophar pointed out in his thread of the game, of course, the partnership of Ozan Kabak (£5.0m) and budget FPL asset Nat Phillips (£4.0m) “is clearly not for the top-level” but much easier tests await in the run-in domestically.

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308 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Raz(c)
    Going for broke

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Asked about him on previous item as a Bale replacement?

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I am going for Sergio (c). Got to catch a break somewhere!

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        yeah why not.
        GL

        1. StayoutheSpiceZone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers, you too!

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Time to go big or go home 🙂

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      GL!

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Me too. GL Christina

    4. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Same. Good luck!

  2. focaccia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    30 points clear at the top of my mini league. 1 free transfer and £2.6itb. Need some help clinging on...

    Martinez
    Rudiger - Coufal - AWB
    Salah - Gundogan - KDB - Jota
    Bamford - Kane - DCL

    Forster - Raphina - Dallas - Veltman

    1. TheBiffas
      5 months, 23 days ago

      looks good, would roll and bring in some spurs next week

      1. focaccia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Even with Pep Roulette?

  3. TheBiffas
    5 months, 23 days ago

    WC team for next week

    - Leno -
    - TAA - Coady - Rudiger -
    - Salah (c) - Jota - Bruno - Son - Lingard -
    - Kane - Iheanacho -

    - Forster - Reguilon - Amartey - Davis -

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      template I guess. Dont agree with all the picks though.
      GL

      1. TheBiffas
        5 months, 23 days ago

        suggestions?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I would want Martinez as a GK since he has dgw
          Dont think Jota & Nacho is nailed

          1. Nomar
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Martinez fixtures are brutal though.

            One would suggest that there aren’t a lot of cleanies out of that lot. Save points will have to bail you out.

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I'd prefer more than one playing sub, I assume you're FHing in 33?

  4. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Hopefully Raphinha does some damage against Zinchenko, Garcia, Ake, Mendy.

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Agreed, I am hoping for a massive goalfest 6-4 Man City or something! You never know...

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Do we think Mendy starts league games now?

    3. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Don't think Cancelo played against Leicester so I reckon he might start again against Leeds.

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I think Pep will start Zack Steffen at left back if that's what it takes to save his best players for the CL

    4. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Laporte starts surely? Agreed in general though, happy to play Raphina this week!

  5. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Rodriguez is good pick in wc?

  6. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    thoughts on this WC please

    Johnstone Forster
    Rudiger James Trent Holding Fofana
    Neto Lingard Sterling(c) Salah Jota
    Vardy Kane Davis

    Plan is to do Sterling to Son next week for the double, i know booking in a transfer isnt great but i am looking for chunk rises

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Risky but decent!

    2. footballcandy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Like it!

      Somewhat similar to mine, but you have a weaker GK-pair. I'm loolking at Lloris/Forster or Schmeicel/Forster. But yet again, you can afford Vardy!

  7. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    There seems to be such an obvious midfield template for WC’ers but at the same time there’s no real great midfield options under say 6.5 other than those on the template, makes it difficult

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Differentials in other positions though
      Taa, Neto, Wood, Jrod etc

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yes you’re right about that, but just feels compared to last seasons there aren’t as many options in midfield, normally there’s an abundance for cheapies it seems

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Auba now mf
          Mount price hike
          Perez not nailed
          DSilva gone
          barnes price hike
          Greenwood price hike
          Jota inj/not nailed

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Try Pereira?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I like how he’s playing for a team with a lot to play for but worry I’ll just be chasing last weeks points.

    3. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Saka, Neto, Lingard...then it becomes slim. But I guess Lingard is template even?

      I am trying to fit in Mount and KDB.
      But wonder if I should rather get Gundo and gamble on Vardy to get back into form, rather than Nacho.

  8. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    How's the WC looking guys? 0.0 itb. Feels template but not got the team value to go very differential. Would love Alonso and a better keeper.

    Sanchez Forster
    TAA Shaw Coady Rudiger Veltman
    Salah Bruno Son Jota Gundo
    Kane Iheanacho Davis

  9. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Stuck between these two for a transfer:

    Transfer out?
    a) Raphinha
    b) Gundogan

    Transfer in?
    a) KDB
    b) Salah

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A B

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      B + B

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    andy85wsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

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  11. focaccia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    thinking of doing KDB & DCL for Bruno & Vardy next week - thoughts?

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Next week as in gw32?

      1. focaccia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        yeah

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Then yep look like really solid moves!

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Definitely yes in week 32.

  12. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    How about this move?

    Trossard + DCL to Sterling + Iheanacho (-4). Then put the armband on Raz.

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Possibly a good move but would you want Sterling beyond this week? If yes, then I'd say go for it. Iheanacho does worry me though.

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        one or two week punt.

  13. Vasshin
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Help me out please. Need to catch up 100 points lead.

    Wildcard is activated and TC chip is left

    Right now on
    Mendy Forster
    Azpi TAA Stones Coady Phillips
    Jota Neto bruno son lingard
    Kane Vardy(c) vydra

    Who are the must have to catchup probably and who should i change?

    Thanks

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Might not be the right answer but it depends on who's all in the team u chasing imo

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Very good team but I think not being able to get Salah in 1 transfer might become a problem later.

  14. dshv
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    On WC

    1. Dias and neto
    2. Shaw and lingz

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      1

  15. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this guys?

    Leno Button
    Dawson Phillips Castagne Rudiger Mitchell
    Neto Mount Lingard Salah Bruno
    Kane Laca Vardy

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Is this a wildcard?

      I'm not that keen on Lacazette as I think at some point Arsenal will start to prioritise the Europa League and he'll be in and out of team in league. I would downgrade him and use funds on upgrading Mount to Son for double 32 and Mitchell also.

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Start Bamford or Vydra?

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

      Vydra

  17. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    I've got both KDB and Gundogan at the moment, decent chance they're both benched on Saturday?

  18. McSauce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Out?
    A) Watkins
    B) Bamford

    In ?
    A) Iheanacho
    B) Vardy

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

      B B

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Watkins out, Vardy In. However, given the price difference between Iheanacho and Vardy it's difficult to say without knowing what you'd do with extra funds.

  19. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Hey Geoff. I have more info on the bug. I uploaded screenshots here because it's quicker for me. Hope it's useful

    https://prnt.sc/116g3c8
    https://prnt.sc/116g3wt
    https://prnt.sc/116g49g
    https://prnt.sc/116g6q8

    The seems to be a hitbox overlaying a portion of the screen, such that you can't even click on links to people's profile pages if their grav sits in that portion of the screen.

    I disabled all my extensions and refreshed (Ctrl+f5). Did not solve the issue.

    Google Chrome is up to date
    Version 89.0.4389.114 (Official Build) (64-bit)

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Does this happen only when you zoom the page or same issue even if its on 100%?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I'm at 100% 🙂

        Issue remains if I zoom in or out.

        Issue disappears if I inspect the page (f12)

    2. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      That's very strange.. ok I'll take a look thanks 🙂

  20. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    I don't have any cash invested in Bruno..........should I consider taking a one week WC punt on Sterling (leaving enough ITB to switch to Bruno in GW32)?

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      It's worth considering, I'm looking at similar between Aguero and Vardy as part of my wildcard.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        West ham def looks poor without rice, i like vardy this week

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah, true. I need a couple of price changes to be able to get Aguero so will probably have Vardy.

  21. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    I'm considering going for a very heavy attack and lighter defence on wildcard which for week 31 would give:

    Schmeichel
    Rudiger Holding Phillips
    Salah Fernandes Son Jota Maddison
    Kane Vardy

    Subs: Forster Coady Dawson Davis

    There's risks there with the defence but it does rotate quite nicely for most of the season and I don't need many attacking transfers until 36.

    Thoughts?

  22. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    What do you think?

    A) Gundogan, Azpi, Vardy

    B) KDB, Rudiger, Nachos

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A but I'm not keen on City at moment, particular spending over 11.0 on someone who feels risky to captain and could get a lot of rests.

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I guess that is my problem with Gundogan too. Will be rested, and KDB is back to being main man.

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Yeah, it's a bit easier to take with somebody at his price compared with KDB. I'm personally avoiding City at the moment and hoping it doesn't bite me.

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

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

      A

    4. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I like B

    5. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks all.
      Got some pondering to do here.

  23. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    In spite of his recent minutes I'm still tempted to use my FT on Auba to KDB for this week, I was sure someone here said that even after the league was lost last season he still continued to play most games for City. I'd leave Auba but even against Sheffield Utd unless he's playing CF it's just a waste (and even then I wouldn't be convinced on keeping him)

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      It's been a bit different this season though with an even more condensed fixture list and at times KDB has openly admitted that he's very tired. I personally wouldn't get KDB right now but I can still see the appeal.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 days ago

        That's a good point, and I guess last year City didn't have so many big games in different comps so close together either. I guess I'll see how I feel closer to the deadline

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

    WC Activated. £1.4m ITB

    A) Keep Dias + Gundo for Leeds then Gundo > Maddison or Dias > Reguillon GW32.

    B) Put Reguillon + Maddison in now.

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I would totally ignore Reguilon, Spurs are just too leaky and I wouldn't be surprised to see both Everton and Southampton score in the double week. I also wouldn't wait to do Gundogan to Maddison as I think Gundogan might be wasted then you find that you are wasting a transfer in 32 that you'd wish you just did now.

  25. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Mendy Forster
    Shaw Dias Rudiger Phillips Holding
    Salah Fernandes Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Iheanacho Wood

    0.0 itb

    How’s this WC, what changes would you make?

    Thanks

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I'm dead set on TAA, but team looks good when you downgrade to Phillips.

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        You’re making me want him now, I could do:

        Wood + Dias + Phillips > Vydra + TAA + 4.2 ??

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

      Looks good.

      Possibly : Wood + Dias + Phillips > Vydra + TAA + Cheap Def

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        I like this, but only leaves me 4.2 so my only option would really be Lascelles ?!

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

          At that price as your 3rd sub he’s not a bad option. Nailed and has scored a few recently

  26. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Team definitely needs improvement, do I get someone for a hit?

    Lloris
    Rudiger - Shaw - Digne
    Bruno - KDB - Jota - Mount - Lingard
    Kane - Bamford

    Martinez - Antonio* - Targett - Tierney*

    0FT, 0.7 ITB

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      only chip left is TC, plan to get Son in GW32

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Looks pretty good for now. Who did you have in mind for your hit?

      1. afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        2 options basically dependent on how long they are injured for

        A - Antonio -> Iheanacho/Vydra
        B - Tierney -> Phillips

        1. PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Don’t think I’d do either for a hit

  27. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    New WC draft.

    I have Son at the moment but thinking of rejigging, captaining Sterling this week then doing Sterling to Son next week.

    What do you reckon?

    0.2 ITB
    Martinez Forster
    TAA Rudiger Coufal Coady Amartey
    Salah Bruno Sterling Lingard Neto
    Kane Iheanacho Welbeck

    (Have Watkins, Dias, Jota and a few others different at the moment)

    Cheers

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      not too sure on coufal and welbeck, rest is solid

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah, ideally Welbeck is Watkins but either would be on my bench 31 and 32, before both have nice fixtures in 33.

        And would prefer Cresswell to Coufal but the big hitters are stretching my budget.

        Thanks

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          I just think WH def is a stay away while Rice is out, 5 goals in last two games conceded, two vs wolves and it could have been more. Its bad

          Maybe for that third striker spot go to fodder, Davis

          1. PascalCygan
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            Good shout, thanks. If I do that and keep Raphinha instead of Neto, Coufal could become Dias!

          2. FantasyClub
            5 months, 23 days ago

            I think Masuaku is a good shout with his attacking capabilities

  28. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Any thoughts on this WC

    Lloris Martinez
    TAA Shaw Rudiger Dias Dallas
    Bruno Salah Jota Gundo Lingaard
    Kane Nacho Adams/Diagne/someone else

    No Son scares me but just not convinced by him spurs or the fixtures either side of the double

  29. Malkmus
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    A'noon all. On WC, dilemma on either Mount or Lingard? Any thoughts?

    Mendy (4.0)
    Shaw - Stones - Rudi - Targett - Nat P
    Salah - Son - Bruno - Jota - X
    Kane - DCL - Nacho

    A - Mount
    B - Lingard +0.8. Could do Nacho to Watkins, Targett to Konsa

    Ta

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      How about Maddison?

      I'd ditch Targett, has a terrible run of fixtures to end of season.

      1. Malkmus
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Is Mads fit and back yet though? Bit of a risk.

        I'm using targett to help for bgw33 when city/spurs don't play

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          He came off bench last week, I think he'll start this week.

          I think you'd be better with someone like Coady than Targett as he has good fixtures from 31 to 36 and has Burnley at home in 33. Or maybe Fofana?

  30. Rotation's Alter Ego
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    New Community Article

    A really good deep dive looking at when we've seen double digit hauls this season, what positions provided them and a really interesting look at how they've been distributed across teams. Well worth a read, everything backed up really well with stats.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/04/07/hauling-and-shot-calling/