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FPL Gameweek 31: The key player and team statistics

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  1. ratski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A. Salah and Phillips
    B. Jota and taa

    1. gart888
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      3 of them

      1. ratski
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Only got the 2 FT for this week. I'm edging towards Jota with better form but think Salah would be a good capt option though

    2. artvandelay316
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

      • EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

      • Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

    3. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Start Watkins (Liv) or Bale (Man) ?

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        If not selling Bale I'd give starting him a try.

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks, I agree.

      2. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bale

    4. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What combo would you pick here?

      A Davis Fofana
      B Vydra Holding

      Cheers

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

      2. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        B

    5. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Great Blackbox this week.

      Don't WC Mark!

      :mrgreen:

    6. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Taken a massive risk and removed Gundogan for Jota

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Gundogan will have a brace and 2 assists apparently

      2. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Look on it s a long term move and it's okay.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          It is long term yeah and also was part of a hit to get Trent

          1. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Trent hummm

    7. Lucky Z
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      On WC, for BB GW32:

      A. Maddison + Vardy
      B. Salah + Vydra

      1. artvandelay316
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A

        • Totti
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A

        • The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A

      2. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Who do u rather guys?

        A) lloris and reece james
        B) mendy and sanchez(spurs)

        1. Jon Snow
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Mendy and James (I'm a chelsea fan)

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            LoL
            Need to spread the risk

      3. artvandelay316
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Does this team look right for subs and captain?

          Pope (Forster)
          Stones, Rudiger, Cresswell (Dallas, Mitchell)
          Salah, Lingard, Gundo (C), Bruno, Mount
          Kane (VC), DCL (Bamford)

          Cheers.

          1. Totti
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Not sure on gundogan captain

        • michudagawd
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          If Chelsea and Southampton reach the Cup final will they both miss GW37?

          1. Major League Shocker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            No, they would miss GW36 if anything.

            If they don't change the schedule to accommodate fans in the last 2 matches, then GW37 matches would be moved to the empty midweek 18-19 May. If they do change it, the cup final will conflict with GW36 rather than 37, causing a DGW35.

            1. michudagawd
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Ok thanks.

        • Amans94
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Azpi or Dias?

          • Weeb Kakashi
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            WC this OR Not?

            Forster
            Reece Alonso Cresswell
            Salah Auba(C) Mount Raph
            Kane Bam Wood

            AWB Lookman

            Not sure whether to WC this or not.
            Because there are differentials for this week who have good fixture at the weekend and i would want to get them out next week. Also gives me an extra week to analyse and see how things pan out.

            WC or Not to? Thoughts?

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I think I would be tempted to hold off the WC this week. You've got a good amount of bases covered at the moment

          • gart888
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            On a wildcard. Currently on:

            Mendy, Forster
            Dias, Rudiger, Shaw, Holding, __________
            Salah, Bruno, Lingard, Jota, Son
            Kane, Iheanacho, __________

            How to fill the blanks?

            A) Phillips, DCL
            B) TAA, Davis
            C) Other

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B

            2. The White Pele
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              )

              1. The White Pele
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                B

            3. Totti
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Phillips and ings

          • The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            If anyone out there like me who has not yet pressed WC button who intends to, do it before the price changes tonight and transfer out . avoid some potential drops of common players like Antonio, Bamford, Raphinha etc if you know you won't be having them on WC

            1. Weeb Kakashi
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thinking the same mate. Can you help me above?

          • Simmich
              2 months, 14 days ago

              WC team for BB in 32:
              Mendy Forster
              Dias Azpi Shaw Cresswell Dallas
              Jota Bruno Son Mount Neto
              Kane Wood Nacho

              GTG??

              1. gart888
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Why BB in a week with so few doubles?

                1. Simmich
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Just because I might not have the depth for a BB later on (intending to bring in salah for son and davis for wood in gw33)

                    1. gart888
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      I'd still rather have less depth but a bunch of players on doubles than at most get 15 games

                    2. gart888
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      I like the team though. No one I'd be keen to drop except maybe Dallas with those fixtures coming up.

                      1. Simmich
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          What is the most amount of doubles likely in a single gw from now? I wasnt sure there would be any with more than 4-6 teams on doubles. (Got too much money tied up in dallas to sell! Want him for gw34 onwards :D)

                          1. Major League Shocker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Could be as much as 8 teams: AVL/EVE, SOU/CRY, and two other fixtures rearranged due to conflict with the FA Cup final (e.g. NEW/MCI and MUN/LEI if the favourites win the semi-finals).

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  WC likely to leave me benching one of following- who would you bench?

                  A Vydra (NEW)
                  B Iheanacho (whu)
                  C Lingard (LEI)

                  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I don't like using this logic, but if you're not playing Vydra now, when will you play him?

                    1. dunas_dog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      That’s what I am thinking- otherwise may as well get Davis

                    2. Major League Shocker
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      On BB (if he has it) or when others have BGWs.

                      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        That's right. I also have BB (and currently Vydra in my WC) and I just feel that he'll probably get 2 points in the BB anyway so having Davis for 0 pts and using the extra 0.6m elsewhere may net me more than 2 points during the BB.

                        1. Major League Shocker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Davis could even get points. He got 4 points last week as my third sub. Possibly made a case to get more appearances.

                          Fortunately I didn't bury Dias third on my bench as many did, so Dias came in for me.

                          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            You aren't wrong but Trezeguet came on and did well so he might be up the pecking order too and Grealish due back soon complicates it more.

                            I'm also leaning more towards Davis instead of Vydra anyway but was sort of playing Devil's Advocate

                3. Hitman MHK
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  To those on on their WC.

                  Are you getting rid of Dallas?

                  After GW34 his fixtures take a positive turn and if you’ve had him from the start, still a decent price.

                  1. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    All Leeds gone!!

                    1. Hitman MHK
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yeah I got rid of Bamford and Rafinha. Not sure about Dallas however

                4. The White Pele
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  on FH :

                  A) Rudiger
                  B) James

                  1. nicecat
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Rudi more nailed?

                5. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Didn't watched the CHE-WBA game so I'm not sure if Alonso is gonna be dropped forever if he was bad

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    No think he will play Palace with Chilwell playing EL

                6. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Iheanacho normally plays as cover when Maddison is injured.

                  He may only start one more game then he's back to being a sub.

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Peréz more at risk from Maddison- think Nacho fine until Barnes back

                7. nicecat
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Salah or Trent? The nation has to decide!

                8. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Pick one of these defensive combinations on WC:

                  A) Trent - Stones - Rudiger - Holding - Amartey
                  B) Dias - Shaw - Coady - Rudiger - Phillips

                  Thanks!

                  1. lilmessipran
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A

                  2. gart888
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Can you afford to go: Trent, Dias, Shaw, Rudiger, Holding?

                    1. Ibralicious
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Nope, exact funds for this, unfortunately. :/

                9. lilmessipran
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  In the fanteam game Jota is listed as a forward, who would you get rid of to bring him in?

                  A Antonio
                  B Bamford

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Antonio as likely out for weeks

                10. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  If playing Rüdiger James who is best goalie to pick on WC alongside Forster ( cannot be Ederson or Lloris otherwise no goalie week 33)

                  A Patricio
                  B Mendy ( and triple defence )
                  C Leno
                  D Schmeichel

                  1. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I am going with Leno.

                11. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Which one for a hit?

                  A. Raphinha to Jota

                  B. Maguire to TAA

                  C. No hit. Play Watkins

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A

                  2. wulfrunian
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    c.I would start Raphinha.

                  3. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A

                12. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Minutes for the following this week.

                  A Alonso
                  B Reece

                13. wulfrunian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Any love for the Serbian beast?

                  1. Scout15
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Great option for the third FWD spot...
                    Honestly, I can see him score a couple against you guys tomorrow 😉

                14. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Chances of Son dropping in price tonight?

                  1. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Nope

                15. Vazza
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Ok so it comes down to this

                  Struijk, Antonio => TAA, Iheanacho

                  For a 4 point hit

                  A. Yes, good move
                  B. No, don’t bother

                  Thoughts?

                  1. Major League Shocker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    If you have enough defenders without playing Struijk, I'd just do Antonio -> Nacho and then the other move next week.

                    If you don't, then take the hit.

                    1. Vazza
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      My defenders are Ayling (city), veltman (Everton), Stones and Dias (rotation risk)

                      Hence the defender move is pretty urgent

                16. Zenith UK
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Thoughts please?

                  Martinez, McGill
                  Dias, Cancelo, Cresswell, Kona, Struijk
                  Bruno, Son, Lingard, Raphina, Soucek
                  Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

                  A) Raphina & Bamford > Salah & Davis (free)
                  B) Raphina & Bamford > Jota & Vardy (free)
                  C) Other options? Currently have 5.2 ITB

                  1. Zenith UK
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    D) Struijk & Raphina > TAA & Jota (free)
                    E) Struijk & Bamford > TAA & Laca (free)

                17. Alex1995
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Mount, Madders or Son on WC?

                  Currently on Son but not overly keen on him..

                  1. gart888
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Eventually son for the double. Probably Mount this week, but I might take a punt on Foden instead.