Scout Notes

Dallas belies Man City test to become top-scoring FPL defender in GW31

Man City 1-2 Leeds

  • Goals: Ferran Torres (£6.9m) | Stuart Dallas x2 (£5.1m)
  • Assists: Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) | Patrick Bamford (£6.6m), Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m)
  • Red cards: Liam Cooper (£4.3m)
  • Bonus points: Dallas x3, B Silva x2, Oleksandr Zinchenko x1 (£5.5m)

DALLAS SELLERS CLUB

Not for the first time this season, Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) highlighted how fixture-proof he can be with his big haul against Manchester City.

The out-of-position Fantasy Premier League defender was sold by 220,730+ managers for Gameweek 31, losing more owners than any other asset in his position.

Meanwhile, only Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m) was the only player to be found on more FPL benches for the latest round of action than Dallas.

Despite such lack of faith, the Northern Ireland international scored twice in a smash-and-grab win and soared to become this season’s top-scoring FPL defender (at time of writing).

His 17-point haul is sure to cause his remaining owners to reevaluate how and when they use Dallas, even with Liverpool and Manchester United up next.

That is because his record against the so-called ‘bigger’ clubs is nothing to be sniffed at.

Against Liverpool in Gameweek 1, Dallas registered an assist, he produced five points against Arsenal in Gameweek 9, the same score at Old Trafford United in Gameweek 14 before an unexpected six-point haul against Chelsea in Gameweek 28.

There are, of course, one-point match tallies in Gameweeks 4, 11 and 17 (against Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs) on his copybook, as well as a minus-one in the Gameweek 24 defeat to Arsenal, but Dallas is becoming a player who always carries explosive potential, especially as he continues to operate as a central midfielder.

He now has four double-digit hauls this season, is the best-value defender of the campaign, as well as the top-scoring one and is just three points shy of John Lundstram‘s (£4.9m) famous 144 points across the 2019/20 season.

DIAS ANOTHER DAY

Meanwhile, Saturday’s lunchtime encounter was a frustrating one for owners of Manchester City assets at both ends of the pitch.

Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.2m) were all unused substitutes while Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) and Phil Foden (£6.0m) both emerged from the bench for one-point cameos.

Ferran Torres (£6.9m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.4m) got the only attacking returns of the afternoon.

However, it was not just the advanced positions that suffered from Pep Guardiola’s infamous game of roulette, with  Rúben Dias (£6.2m) also benched.

While he remained among the substitutes all afternoon, avoiding any cameos, the centre-back’s first Premier League benching since Gameweek 24 perhaps sends a warning about what to expect of Manchester City line-ups between now and the end of the season.

They have an important Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Borussia Dortmund midweek as well as an FA Cup semi-final and EFL Cup final to contend with.

The fact that Dias missed out against Leeds despite a new injury to Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) highlights the strength in depth at Manchester City even in defence.

Nathan Aké (£5.4m) is now back to full fitness and made his first league appearance since Gameweek 15 on Saturday afternoon.

Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) is also on the sidelines with Laporte, having picked up an issue that stopped him from training earlier this week.

“Aguero has a big problem. The last three, four days could not train. Laporte yesterday didn’t feel good. Some problems in the hips. The doctors said they are not ready.” – Pep Guardiola

It was also interesting to see what Guardiola did when Manchester City were chasing a 1-0 lead against 10 men for the majority of the second-half.

Just short of the hour-mark, Gündogan came on for Aké, Fernandinho (£5.4m) dropped backwards into defence, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) reverted to left-back from central midfield and Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m) pushed forward into a left-winger role.

That particular reshuffle saw Raheem Sterling (£11.3m) tucked into a more central role alongside Gabriel Jesus (£9.2m), not that it was a fruitful one.

Making just his second start from a possible seven, Sterling largely saw his supply lines cut off at the Etihad Stadium, crowded by a deep Leeds block and missing the quality delivery of De Bruyne.

“(I want him to deliver) himself. Sterling is an important player for us, always has been. Everything we achieved in these last years, impossible to think without him. In the last games, Bernardo and Phil were outstanding, they play.” – Pep Guardiola

MASTER PLAN

Still, how much Fantasy managers can read into this surprise defeat remains to be seen when we consider Manchester City have performed against Leeds this season.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men caused the Citizens problems in their 1-1 draw back in Gameweek 4 and have now set some interesting records by beating them on Saturday.

This was Manchester City’s first home defeat against a newly-promoted side in 42 Premier League games since losing 2-0 to Reading in February 2007.

Meanwhile, of the 77 teams Guardiola has faced in his managerial career, Leeds are one of just two sides he has failed to beat, Middlesbrough the other.

Raphinha (£5.6m) certainly asked plenty of questions in the opening exchanges, getting behind Mendy twice and nearly setting Bamford up for a tap-in were it not for a crucial John Stones (£5.2m) intervention.

The Brazilian came close to adding his seventh goal of the season during the closing stages but his incredible breakaway run was expertly stopped by an Ederson (£6.1m) save.

Raphinha’s 13.6% ownership will have an eye on Bielsa’s next press conference as he was withdrawn with an unspecified knock during stoppage time at the Etihad Stadium.

“I haven’t asked (about Raphinha), but I don’t have the feeling it is serious. Rodrigo had a problem in the last session. Not in condition to participate.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; B Mendy (Foden 74′), Aké (Gundogan 59′), Stones, Cancelo; Zinchenko, Fernandinho, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Alioski, Llorente, Cooper, Ayling; K Phillips; Costa, Roberts (Koch 63′), Dallas, Raphinha (Shackleton 90+6′); Bamford (Struijk 45+3′).

Elsewhere in Gameweek 31…

Ollie Watkins (£6.5m) struck again as Aston Villa caused problems for Liverpool at Anfield in Gameweek 31.

The gifted former Brentford and Exeter City man added his third attacking return in four matches, his 12th Premier League goal of the season and a fourth against Liverpool this campaign.

In doing so, he became the first player to score that many against the Reds in a single season since Andrey Arshavin in 2008/09.

Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) continued his revival with a second goal in as many league matches, a solid return for those who captained him in Gameweek 31.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) is also back on the radar in a big way after he added his second goal of the season in stoppage time.

He has now produced eight points or more in four of his last six Premier League appearances.

Differentials Kai Havertz (£8.2m) and Christian Pulisic (£8.2m) were the star players for Chelsea as they beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The German international produced a goal and assist in an electric first-half display while Pulisic registered a brace.

Both players have shown decent form over recent weeks, Havertz now with a goal and three assists since Gameweek 27 while Pulisic has three goals in his last two appearances.

Kurt Zouma (£5.3m) was one of only a few Chelsea defenders as their back-line let down investors for a second match running.

In a game where Crystal Palace offered next to nothing, Edouard Mendy (£5.2m) and the Blues’ back-three conceded the hosts’ first shot on target in the second half, dispatched by Christian Benteke (£5.5m).

Zouma managed to offset the loss of clean sheet with his fifth goal of the season, supplying Mason Mount (£7.2m) with his sixth assist of the campaign while substitute Reece James (£5.0m) added his fourth attacking return of 2020/21 by setting up Pulisic’s second.

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522 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    WC has been pretty much a fail so far. Disappointing start to the weekend.
    Hope Real play a good game today and beat this Barcelona team easily to make my day lil better. Could be the title decider.
    HALA MADRID

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Odd to think that both teams were written off as title contenders a while back

  2. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Looks like I'm not playing fh in gw33 after all.

    Which teams are likely to have dgw and when it should be?

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Gw35 - The best source is Ben Crellin on twitter. Worth a look

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Same situation.Was planning FH for GW33, but think I can get by if I get Nacho and TAA in. Would really like to have some sort of confirmation on possible DGW35 before GW33 deadline though. FH could be a nice differential then, either for the DGW or for the following GW.

  3. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Mendy Meslier
    Dias Alonso Digne Coufal Veltman
    Bruno Gundo Jota Raphinha Lingard
    Kane DCL Bamford
    Would you wildcard or just Gundo to Son?

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Not far off a WC team tbh? If you have funds for gundo > son then I'd just do that.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I'd probably wildcard in gw33.

      So Gundog -> Son

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Slightly dodgy defensive set up but not bad next week if you get Dias

      Just get Son and see what develops imo.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Your front 8 is identical to mine, will be doing Gundo > Son and Bamford > Nacho next week after watching LEI tomorrow

  4. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    I need the FFS community to help me! I’be dropped 200k places from being 100k going into GW29 to now. I had 11 players for the BGW29 but got destroyed despite that (didn’t FH) and have been free falling since. This is my squad:

    Martinez Areola
    Alonso Dawson Konsa Phillips Dunk
    KDB Bruno Son Jota Lingard
    Kane Inheacho Watkins

    I’m now 50 points behind my bitter ML rival having been ahead of him just a few weeks ago,

    What should I do to arrest the slide?

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      How much itb?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        and FTs?

        1. HollywoodXI
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          1 FT

      2. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        0.3m

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Your defence needs more attention. Try to find a way to bring Taa for Alonso

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            My ML rival has Trent and Salah. I think I need to get different players to him to catch him?

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 12 days ago

              Agreed. Tough one. He is few steps ahead of you then.

              Kdb -> Maddison
              Alonso -> Taa -4

              1. HollywoodXI
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 12 days ago

                Still think I should get Trent even though he owns him? Thanks for the advice. Massively appreciated!

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  6 months, 12 days ago

                  Yes. You might fall even further without Trent.

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I'd make KDB > Salah a priority. And then look at defence and swapping konsa out for maybe wolves / arsenal def? Or chelsea if you still want to back them (I still would)

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        See above. My ML has Salah so I’m thinking of dodging him? I was actually looking at Konsa to Saiss or Coady this week. Good move?

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          You need to be more agressive imo.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Alonso KDB to TAA Salah

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks. My ML rival owns both Trent and Salah though. Other options?

        1. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Hobble him

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    best moves? for free

    a mount and dcl to son and nacho
    b gundo and dias to castagne and maddison

    worried about not owning son but want to sell my city assets

    thanks

    1. TAArt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      DCL and Gundo to Maddison and iheanacho

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        mmh not so sure but thanks anyway 🙂

  6. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Should I BB this team? Y/N

    Areola ¦ Sanchez
    Dias Shaw Coady
    Bruno Son Lingard Salah
    Kane Iheanacho Richarlison
    | Saka Amartey Phillips

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      sounds good

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      y

    3. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Ummm I think definitely not.

      1. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Just want to get rid of this overrated chip, so I can the money into the starting 11.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          My rival said the same. He couldn't get Trent cos he needed money for the bench to bb next gw.

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          But you have Saka Amartey Phillips that's not exactly overspending on your bench!

          1. Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 12 days ago

            Wilting of downgrading one of Nacho, Lingard to a Fodder to afford TAA for the season end.

            1. Slitherene
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 12 days ago

              Thinking*

        3. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Understandable, but your bench looks pretty light anyway. What's your strategy for permeating funds from bench to first 11? FTs alone or with hits or you still have wc?

          BB is based on the most expedient time to play, which is really difficult to plan (luck returns the expected good points) along with keeping pace with the changing form of PL players, fixtures, rotation, injuries & bans. It's a nightmare chip and better played in short succession of wc (again if you're lucky not to incur obstacles like injuries, etc.)

          Play it & gl!

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Not for me

      Amartey and Saka both must be risks.

      1. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Who takes Amartey's position in the team?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Isn't Soy due back?

  7. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    24(-4) from 5.
    Still to play Kane, Son, Bruno, Digne, White, Iheanacho.
    Can I hope that one of them is rested, Dallas first on the bench :/

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Prob need a pre match injury now

  8. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Benzemaaaaaa
    What a classy finish

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Brilliant finish. He is on fire

  9. The Knights Template
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Did TAA score from a free kick?

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      No

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks

  10. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Real Madrid in Kroos control.

    Every US commentator.

  11. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Toni Kroos makes it 2-0 Woohoo
    Now all the sadness about WC fail in FPL has gone away.

  12. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Was it only natural to have started Gundo ahead of Watkins ?

    A. Yes - it should have paid off

    B. No - any sensible person would have started Watkins

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Fair call. Wrong decision not a bad decision imo

      Gundo has had some cameos but few enough really - you were unlucky to hit one this week.

      Who did you start up top instead of Watkins?

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Iheanacho who I brought in this week

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Oh well then - that was logical enough.

          A Watkins return was always possible given Liverpool but it was scarcely a banker. Gundo hasn't been returning for a while but he clearly could have done had he started.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Depends on your playing style.
      Play risky Vs play safe and boring.

  13. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Why doesn’t Benzema play for France? One of the best strikers in the world yet Giroud plays over him. Boggles the mind

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Because the FFF have issues with him

    2. Jon Snow
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      There was the whole allegedly blackmailed a teammate stuff, critisised the people in charge etc

    3. dark91
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      It was first the scandal with Valbuena and then he had further issues with Dechamps and then his wife made it worse by getting involved

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      He's Finnish

  14. Jon Snow
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Got exact funds to end this disastrous 1 week punt and go Sterling >> Salah.

    A) Do it now and risk an injury
    B) Wait till CL and risk being priced out

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Both won’t change prices for another week or so. Look at FPL statistics and do the move when they look like changing

  15. dark91
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Unbelievable those Madrid counter attacks.
    And can you name a more fraud player than Dembele?!!

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Vinicius looks like a baller

      1. dark91
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Very true. He has been having a great couple of months lately

  16. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Chances Dan Burn won’t play on Monday?

  17. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Really need Smith Rowe and Shaw to play tomorrow.

    Any chance?

  18. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Any news on Shaw?

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Probably ok sadly. I need him to miss out to get Dallas.

  19. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    el classico is not the must watch fixture it was when Ronaldo was there. Only reason to watch it now is to watch the GOAT

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      He plays for Arsenal though surely?

  20. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    4, 2, 2, 2, 2, 6, 4 (c).

    Ladies and Gentlemen, The Wildcard.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I am feeling less sulky about my wildcard now. My commiserations, that is a tough one ... but I’m sure you are set up for the rest of the season now. Fingers crossed your remaining new recruits do you proud tomorrow and boost that score.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Man you really have had a rough season

    3. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Thank god for TAA and Mo

      Mendy, Azpi, Rudi, Neto, Jota, Sterling (c)

  21. Admiral Benson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Best GW32 transfer for rest of the season:
    Gundo to Son

    Or

    Dias to TAA

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Gundo to Son easy

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Gundo to Son for sure.

  22. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Dallas or Ayling? 🙂

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Joking?

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      You’re over tired.

  23. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    5 points off top10k now, time for the final hurdles....

  24. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Has Jota's assist not been added yet?!

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      From which GW?

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        today. lol

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Hahaha! Not happening.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I wish .... but more chance of my loud mouthed neighbour who is incapable of speaking at a normal volume, shutting the F up for 5 minutes.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        oh dear!

  25. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Was it only natural to have started Gundo ahead of Watkins ?

    A. Yes - it should have paid off

    B. No - any sensible person would have started Watkins.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A. Should have started based on pure guesswork

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      A. ...... rotation risk vs better fixture + better player .... I would have done the same as you, so I wouldn’t be critical of yourself.

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks mate. I thought the score is going to be some thing like 4-3 in the City v Leeds match and I wanted a piece of that even if Gundo played 30 mins (which he ultimately did).

        I also had TAA so didn’t want to hedge my bets by playing a defender against an attacker in the same match.

        But I am still kicking myself. Every point counts at this stage in the season.

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Lose (A)DCL or (B)Bamford to facilitate Gundo to Son for -4?
    Or just keep both and just do Gundo to Moura?

    1. Tomas_brolin
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Without knowing the rest of your team I’d lose Bamford. He doesn’t look right. And DCL definitely has a double at some point

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        This is the team:

        Martinez Forster
        TAA Rudiger Coady Konsa Struijk
        Salah Bruno Maddison Gundo Raph
        Kane DCL Bamford

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Lose DCL

  27. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Any chance of a full rest for Holding after Europa league exertions? Mari and Gabriel or something at the back?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Good chance he plays. But Chambers can also play CB.

    2. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I guess you have Dallas first sub?

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Odds he will play I’m afraid .,. I’m gonna guess you hoping for super sub Dallas?

    4. Tomas_brolin
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Played Holding and Phillips over Coady and Dallas. Also have Rudiger. Ah well. The reasoning was sound

  28. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Ive learnt a lesson after forgoing TAA for Phillips. Get him in this week for a hit or 33 for free? The latter as Leeds have a good chance of scoring?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      33 for free ... I just don’t think he’s worth a -4

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe I'm being overly stubborn, but TAA only got that goal because Liverpool were pushing for the winner and all positional sense was thrown out the window. He was pretty poor all game, so still not convinced he's worth the 3.3m over Phillips

  29. Manani
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    which 1 to play?

    A. Rudiger
    B. Holding
    C. Coady

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 12 days ago

      All

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        cant afford to bench TAA or Reguilion though

    2. Tomas_brolin
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I have those 3 and am benching Holding based on current information

      Prefer Coady over Rudiger if it really has to be just one

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        what's that 'information' on Holding?

    3. Tomas_brolin
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      I meant as things stand. Still games to play before you need to make the decision

  30. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 12 days ago

    Hmmmmm

    392 captaincy points for the season is poor but not absolutely shocking. Thing is 296 of those came in weeks 1-19. That leaves 96 points from 12 game weeks with 4 doubles

    6 points a match exactly - quite impressed my rank has actually gone up in that time.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      That's a bad run. But good to see you have picked smart elsewhere.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        Just looking at where it's all gone wrong 🙂

        Was placed pretty well in GW20 given my start. Made some really poor decisions since then but tricky to compete when you're playing with one man fewer than most everyone else.

        No real complaints since I've over-performed as a captain picker generally.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 12 days ago

          Just checked mine. 460 points. 10 captain fails.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 12 days ago

      Where did you look these stats up ... would like to check my own as I’m clearly a sadist?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 12 days ago

        https://www.anewpla.net/

        I also crushed it with goalie fails early season. Had something like 27 points from the first 15 game weeks 🙂