Captain Sensible

Who is the best FPL captain for Gameweek 31?

Fantasy Premier League managers may have to look past this season’s most reliable assets for the Gameweek 31 captaincy.

Son-Heung min (£9.4m), Harry Kane (£11.7m)and Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) have been among the most reliable skippers in 2020/21 but Sunday afternoon’s meeting between Spurs and Manchester United has blown the latest debate wide open.

A number of alternative options have emerged including Diogo Jota (£6.9m)and Mohamed Salah (£12.4m)who starred in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Arsenal and face Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on Manchester City’s starting XI for their lunch-time meeting with Leeds. While this is a favourable fixture for Pep Guardiola’s men, it is sandwiched between two key UEFA Champions League ties with Borussia Dortmund.

As always, the Captain Sensible article is here to help you with this week’s captaincy conundrum. Given that this text includes plenty of analysis backed up by the extensive data from the Fantasy Football Scout Premium Members Area, only those with a valid subscription can access it in full.

CAPTAIN POLL

As shown above, Salah is the leader of this week’s Captain Poll, having gained 27.4% of total votes so far. The Egyptian scored in his last two appearances for the club (against Arsenal and Real Madrid) and looks to be getting back to his goalscoring best, just in time for the final stretch in the Premier League Golden Boot race.

Just behind him in the poll sits Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) with 17.7% of votes from our users. The Belgian was unlucky to come out without any returns against Leicester City in Gameweek 30, but played a crucial part in his team’s win over Borussia Dortmund midweek, opening the scoreline in the first half and providing a crucial pass in the build-up for the late winner. The match-up against Leeds United could be a great opportunity for a big haul, although there is heavy uncertainty over the likelihood of him starting.

This season’s top goal-scorer, as well as the top assist provider, Kane has gained 9.0% of total votes. The England international has been in outstanding form in this campaign, often winning games for his team single-handedly. 

That said, in Gameweek 31, Kane will face a tough opponent in Manchester United. He may have scored 16 points in the reverse fixture but the chances of another double-digit haul are not too strong considering the Red Devils have improved significantly since their 6-1 thrashing at Old Trafford.

The top-five list is closed by the aforementioned Jota (8.6% of votes) and Raheem Sterling (£11.3m, 5.2%), who could turn out to be a shrewd one Gameweek captaincy punt.

KEY MATCHES

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Jota continues relentless form as Klopp manages Salah's minutes

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  1. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Any west ham fans here? How nailed is Masuaku?

    Cant decide between Masuaku and Veltman

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Masuaku should be nailed as long as WHU play 5ATB which is until Rice is back.

  2. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Help me set a WC 31/BB 32 team?

    A) Dias Shaw Coady Phillips* Amartey*
    Bruno Son Lingard Salah* Saka*
    Kane Iheanacho Richarlison*

    OR

    B) Dias Shaw Coady TAA* Azpilicueta*
    Bruno Son Lingard Jota* Pereira*
    Kane Iheanacho Lacazette*

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Depends if you think you can Jota (C) in future GWs. I have Salah (C) favourite for a few GWs

      1. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thinking of getting him around GW 35. Will also have him in GW 33 FH.
        Works fine I guess..

  3. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Anything you'd change on this WC? I've got 0.6 itb to do Sterling to Bruno next week...

    Mendy Forster
    Dias Rudiger TAA Shaw Holding
    Sterling (C) Salah Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Ihenacho Davis

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      GTG

    2. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good as long as you have a GW33 plan, as you'll have Dias, Davis, Son and Kane all not playing.

  4. YoungPretender
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Raphinha & Digne > Jota & TAA (-4)?

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yup

  5. Big Hands Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    A lot of talk about Alonso and threat from Chilwell, with "cheap and safe Rudiger". Is James a threat from Azpil on the other side? 5.0 for serious attacking threat looks a decent alternative to Rudiger/alonso?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Nope unless Chelsea reverts to 4ATB. CHO is a possible threat to James (5ATB) but it seems like he has the position nailed.

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks, sounds a good option

    2. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'm doing the same juggle. Getting a centre back that's not 100% nailed, doesn't excite me. Would love to have Alonso but GW33 makes things difficult with his potential rotation and the blank. Can't afford Azpi. James could work

    3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I've gone James on my WC.

      I think he has the RWB position pretty nailed.

      Has had a good season IMO. Should be one of the first names on the teamsheet for the next few weeks.

  6. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What do we think of Vydra? I think he wont play much if most of us will have 5 midfielders playing instead. Aside from this is he decent?

    1. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      or has he been overperforming

    2. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Worth a go at that price, dont expect a lot though

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good 3rd striker if you plan to BB. He could lose his place after one bad game and when Barnes is back. I would rather go fodder if you don't plan to use the 3rd FWD.

  7. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I think I'm close to locking my WC. Dallas, holding and Davis on the bench.

    0.0itb and FH left
    Mendy Forster
    Rudiger TAA Alonso Dallas Holding
    Son Lingard Bruno Jota Salah
    Kane Nacho Davis

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Really good

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Nice - like it and think Alonso a perfectly respectable punt.

      I'd be half-tempted to switch out Lingard to Mount if Antonio is out. Unwillingly. But WH fixtures are very mixed in next 5 with Leicester Chelsea Everton as home fixtures.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I like Alonso's ceiling, could've hauled in the WBA game.

        I'm happy to give Lingard a few games and see how much Antonio being out affects his performance. He is in great form at the moment and WHU are vying for top 4. I can bring in Raphinha in 34 if Lingard doesn't perform.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Like it - very similar to mine. Perhaps consider Fofana over Dallas with such a good fixture run

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        With Alonso, Rudiger and TAA as my main defenders, I'm happy to keep Dallas on the bench until his fixture turn. He is still a great option in the tough fixture run, playing OOP and getting good chances to score

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I really like your team. I have a few similar dilemmas as you and you are taking a different path.

          I would love your input.

          Was set on A before Antonio injury

          Leaning towards B and Dias could well be anyone.

          C is a for a Vardy Party gamble

          A. Mendy (Forster)
          Rudiger, Shaw, *TAA, Holding, *Mitchell
          Salah, Bruno, Jota, Son, *Lingard
          Kane. Ineanacho, *Antonio

          B. Mendy (Forster)
          Rudiger, Shaw, *TAA, Holding, Dias
          Salah, Bruno, Jota, Son, *Maddison or Mount or Lingard
          Kane. Ineanacho, *Davis

          C. Mendy (Forster)
          Rudiger, Shaw, *Philips Holding, Mitchell
          Salah, Bruno, Jota, Son, *Lingard
          Kane. Ineanacho, *Vardy

          1. Hktrader88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            At first glance C looks amazing. But you will have a hard decision choosing which attacker to bench in GW31,32,34,35. You may just end up benching Iheanacho every game in which case you may as well not buy him and put the money into the defence.

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Ok so Team A is out due to Antonio injury.

            I prefer Vardy over Maddison for 2nd LEI player. Mount and Lingard are two good picks. Both are in form. Hard to pick out the two.

            If I assume Lingard, it is effectively TAA, Dias and Davis (fodder) vs Philips, Mitchell (fodder) and Vardy. That is a tough one. Vardy hasn't scored for a while and when he is playing with Nacho, it looks like he is assisting Nacho rather than scoring himself. Philips and Dias have the same ceiling 6 CS points. TAA either plays really well or gets targeted as he is poor at defending. I would go team B since it is close to the team I have.

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              HKTRADER88 makes a very good point with the 8 attackers which supports my pick for team B

              1. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Thank you guys both points well made. I guess it is B, with the last choice being Maddison/Mount/Lingard

                Thank you so much, very much appreciated

                1. Crunchie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  If I did pick C, then i think Lingard would be benched the most as well until there fixture turn which is why i got rid of Leeds in the first place so that doesn't really make sense 🙂

  8. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Are Nacho and Vardy too much? Not many options in Nachos range ( Antonio hamstring, Watkins has no Grealish).

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Nope. Good picks and nice fixtures. Just need to lose a premium in midfield like Bruno if you want to double-up

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nope this is my conundrum too

  9. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Boom!! Finally cracked it. 4m itb

    Mendy
    Azpi Holding Phillips
    Bruno Sterling (c) Maddison Jota Lingard
    Kane Wood

    Forster Iheanacho Shaw Coady

    Enough itb to do

    Sterling -> Son -> Salah
    Wood -> DCL for the double

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Some nice differentials

    2. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      very interesting it's making me question wether I should have Sterling instead of Salah just to captain him against City and then I can bring Salah back in.

      I wouldn't go Azpi if you already have Mendy. I'd try fit TAA in by downgrading him and Wood to 4.2 because your 5 midfielders will play most of the time so you dont need a 3rd striker

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I agree with this

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What option looks best ?
    No chips, but good TV.

    A Bale > Sterling C -4

    B Bale & Bamford > Salah & Nacho -8

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

    Martinez, Watkins, Cresswell, Dallas,

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I think I would skip Sterling and go with Salah. Salah is a good cap pick in future picks so worth the hit. Only -4 this GW

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        in future GWs*

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I need to do both transfers to get Salah, even with 109 🙁

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Ah ok. Forget Sterling and go B. Moves are long term

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would do B, and hold FT GW32 leaving 2 for GW33 Steve. I just would bother with another -4 with sterling

  11. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on this lineup?

    Sanchez (Areola)
    TAA Digne Dunk (Dallas, Targett)
    Salah Son Jota Lingard (Raphinha)
    Kane (V)ardy Ihenacho

    Double Brighton defence and Vardy as Captain over Salah.. too much gamble?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Liking the Vardy C, real rank killer in minutes

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Risk and reward. Hope I've got the balls!

  12. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Battle of the relegation strikers for my WC team...

    Wood or Diagne?

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wood all day

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wilson for me

      Newcastle attack looked promising last week with Almiron in and ASM making a cameo. Were Wilson to be at the pointy end I can see him getting among the goals. He's the one with the track record.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nice shout though is he fit?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Well no

          Bu you can't have everything can you 🙂

          If Bruce gives a positive update tomorrow I'd be surely tempted, But if not Burnley have been remarkably adventurous recently so Wood otherwise.

  13. benpurser
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    WC Team

    Mendy, Forster
    Rudi, Coady, Holding, Phillips*, Shaw
    Salah, Bruno, Son*, Jota, Raph
    DCL, Inho, Kane

    Would you do the following?

    Phillips + Son -> TAA + Lingard

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Do it after Spurs DGW

  14. Ziko7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on Ferran Torres captain for one week punt, then will move him to Son.

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      If he starts then yes..

      1. Ziko7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Surely he starts at least he did in the first game and was rested in CL

  15. focaccia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on my team selection for this GW? Rolling transfer this week I think with 2.6itb.

    Forster
    Rudiger - AWB - Veltman
    Jota - Salah (v) - KDB (C) - Gundo - Raphina
    Kane - DCL

    Subs: Martinez - Bamford - Coufal - Dallas

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Good team

  16. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Any improvements?

    Mendy Forster
    Rudiger Coady Shaw Coufal TAA
    Salah Son Lingard Bruno Jota
    Kane Iheanacho Davis

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No

  17. sg3000
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Any thoughts on my WC team?

    Mendy (Forster)
    TAA, Dias, Rudiger, Holding (Coady)
    Sterling, Salah, Jota, Lingard (Neto)
    Kane, Iheanacho (Watkins).

    1. Starskyb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Like it. Very similar to mine 😀

      You must have got some good value there as well to be able to keep Dias. I think I am going to have to lose him for Phillips to keep my midfield!

      1. sg3000
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Many thanks. I've lucked out a bit throughout the season with the value. Good luck with the rest of the season!

        1. Starskyb
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Cheers. You too dude.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good! But play Neto over Holding?

      1. sg3000
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I was torn about this, always prefer to play a mid or fwd over a defender, but I'm a Fulham fan so a bit of bias has maybe creeped in there! Only reason to play Holding is that he's playing S/U but not sure whether he'll start. Good luck for the rest of the season!

  18. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Not quite sure who all to start in my backline
    Martinez/Sanchez
    Phillips/Shaw/rudiger/stones/dunk

    Which 3 defenders + keeper?

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Sanchez

      Rudiger, Stones, Shaw

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        fix your team link

      2. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Phillips first on bench?

  19. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I present to you my WC Draft #268: 'The Cityless 3-5-2'

    Mendy
    TAA Alonso Castagne
    Salah Bruno Son Jota J.Lingz
    Kane Nacho

    Forster Veltman Holding Davis

    Playing Holding over Castagne this gw vs SHU. Veltman's purpose is he plays SHU in BGW33. Can I stop tinkering?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bravo for Alonso call

      Have no idea. Is Holding supposed to be nailed now? If so, I'd be happy to punt on either Brighton quality or Arsenal fixtures as bench standbys.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        With Luiz out, Holding looks certain to start.

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Has to be one punt right 🙂 I think Holding is first choice now, could bite me in the behind but then Castagne comes on

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I like the TAA and Alonso double-up. I think you are GTG

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers!

    3. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      If you want to cover BGW33, you could choose Konsa, as he will also give you a DGW. You may be short of players in the BGW33 with Son, Kane, Davis already on the bench, and Alonso rotating with Chilwell.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Good point, will have two FT for 33 so I'm ok. Can't quite afford Konsa and don't see a CS in his dgw (United & Everton)

  20. Oh Mane Mane
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Apologies for posting yet another wildcard draft!

    Which one of these would you go for?

    1)
    Mendy Forster
    Dias Shaw Rudiger Coady Phillips
    Son Salah Fernandes Jota Lingard
    Kane Iheanacho Wood

    2)
    Mendy Forster
    TAA Shaw Rudiger Coady Holding
    Son Salah Fernandes Jota Lingard
    Kane Iheanacho Vydra

    1. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Second! If you are benching the Burnley striker anyway

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Could’ve saved us a lot of time by just saying Wood v Vydra

      1. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Not really he has Dias V TAA and Holding V Phillips

        2 BTW

  21. Starskyb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mendy or Leno?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mendy

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mendy, because you can have Holding for 4.2.

      1. Starskyb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I like this idea. But comparison tools still rate Phillips higher for a 0.2 saving. Is holding absolutely nailed on?

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I would assume he is first choice for a around a month while Luiz is out. Phillips all good if you aren't getting TAA

          1. Starskyb
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Thanks. I am getting TAA so may do Holding so I get at least a week of double bubble on the pool attack before moving to spurs.

    3. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mendy

    4. son of city
        2 months, 16 days ago

        anyone else still skeptical about gundo?

      • Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        M

    5. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Can you improve this WC team? (dont have BB)

      Mendy Forster
      Rudiger Coady Shaw Coufal TAA
      Salah Son Lingard Bruno Jota
      Kane Iheanacho Davis

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Template as mine!

        Only difference is defence gone TAA + Alonso Castagne Veltman and Holding

        1. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Interesting. I know Alonso plays either 90 or 0 min which is good but is he worth the extra over Rudiger? He's had 1 assist in his last 6 starts. It also affects your other cheap defenders

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Hit the post twice last game, always so dangerous, I want it! Holding and Veltman should be decent enough bench cover? Castagne actually costs the same lol

    6. aborg
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Anyone considering Gundogan as a captain pick?
      If KDB does not start and Gundo does, there is a good chance he can play more forward and get some good returns.

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I can see Gundo bamboozling Leeds man-marking, arriving late in the box and smashing in a couple of goals. He's my captain. I think he'll start, but even if he comes on with 30 mins left I still see him returning.

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Great, I’m on him currently too.
          I hope he will be a great differential captain pick as I had too many rank drops when I did not even own him and was captained by many in my ML’s and hauled ! :/

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Why not.. Risk for a cameo but seems unlikely.

      3. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes but i just don't know if he will play. I think he will, but you never know with Pep.

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          True. I think if we are chasing in our ML’s when others just have KDB, I think it’s worth the shot.

          It’s either him or Jota this GW but will edge on Gundo just because they play Leeds.

      4. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I'm starting to think both might start. Gundogan (since moving into the number 8 role) has been rested just twice, in the last 2 matches (one before, one after after break). KDB all season (ignoring his injury and return from that) has only been rested 3 times, once being the Fulham game before the break. It's impossible to know honestly but I don't think Pep will underestimate Leeds, they played very well against City last time out and he has a lot of respect for Bielsa so I don't see him putting out an entire second team.

          1. aborg
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Great observation Nate.
            Do you think Gundo will play deeper (less opportunities in the box) though if KDB starts too?

            1. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Hard to know but it's seemed like it doesn't make a huge difference who is around Gundogan. The bigger issue for a while was whether a recognised striker was playing as it seemed to limit Gundogan a bit but Aguero dropped deep a fair bit against Leicester leaving others to make forward runs so I'd say he'll probably be fine

                1. aborg
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Thanks for that....had not seen that game against Leicester.
                  Good luck for your GW !

                  1. NateDogsCats
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      You too! I'll hope for both of our sakes Gundo features!

                      1. aborg
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        Thanks. Yes, fingers crossed.

          2. Ronnies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Play 1;

            A) Raphinha - Man City
            B) Veltman - EVERTON

            Cheers.

            1. son of city
                2 months, 16 days ago

                veltman

              • RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                A

              • Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                A

              • Well you know, Triffic
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                A

            2. NateDogsCats
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Crazy to think Liverpool haven't won at home since GW13 and have lost their last 6 in a row there scoring only once (and that was a fairly dubious penalty). Why are so many targeting double-ups (and even more in some cases) of Pool players this week? I get their fixtures are turning but Villa aren't going to be the easiest to beat despite their poor recent form and might have Grealish back. Next week onwards sure but I don't get the rush for this one. Even not just focusing on home form Liverpool have only won 3 of their last 9 (and they were against teams in the bottom half). Am I missing something here, did they look that good against Arsenal or was the scoreline against Madrid not a fair representation of the match or something?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  1. Grealish won’t be back
                  2. Liverpool are capable of flat track bullying weaker teams, particularly the likes of Salah
                  3. They need wins to make top 4

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Point 2 is the interesting one

                    No doubt they have the capability but their last three team hauls were against WH Spurs and Arsenal (all away) and not SHU Wolves and Norwich. Could be entirely coincidental of course but the pattern is of failing to break down bottom half teams.

                2. Well you know, Triffic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Few things to consider:

                  - Martinez has papered over the cracks for Villa.

                  - Arsenal were a shambles (and have been for a while)

                  - Madrid looked world class; however they made several last ditch challenges and blocks. On another day Pool would have grabbed a couple more goals.

                  - Pool's defence still looks weak against anyone with pace.

                3. Starskyb
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  For me, it's not about if they win or lose. Just that they attack and score - which they usually do and have been doing more recently. I will take another 7-2 to Villa as long as Salah and TAA are involved in the 2!

                4. NateDogsCats
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Cheers all, interesting points. Will be very curious to see how the game goes

                5. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Who to start

                  From

                  1) DDG
                  2) Martinez

                  And

                  A) Cresswell
                  B) Targett

                  1. Well you know, Triffic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    1A

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 16 days ago

                      Cheers!

                6. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Some list of noticeable potential price fallers tonight!

                  Bamford Watkins Raphinha Antonio Son Stones all on -100% at fpl stats at the minute

                  1. Well you know, Triffic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Great, 4 going down for me! 🙁

                  2. HashAttack
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Son's the one all WC are hoping to drop - not putting him in my squad until tomorrow

                  3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    All these fallers will warm me up nicely for my Grand National horses.

                7. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  With no stand-out captains this week, it feels like a "Happy Gilmour" pick this week: I think I'll smash the (c) on either TAA or Gundo.

                  1. Well you know, Triffic
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    City are the one's for those who dare.

                8. Diro
                    2 months, 16 days ago

                    Jota > Gundo or Raphinha ?

                    1. Diro
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        **Gundo or Raphinha > Jota ?

                    2. son of city
                        2 months, 16 days ago

                        EO favouring salah this time, so every one follows the Mass. My fe