Scout Notes

Hat-trick hero Torres making late-season claim as powerful FPL differential

Newcastle 3-4 Man City

  • Goals: Emil Krafth (£4.2m), Joelinton (£5.7m), Joe Willock (£4.7m) | João Cancelo x1 (£5.8m), Ferran Torres x3 (£6.9m)
  • Assists: Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m) | Rodrigo (£5.3m), Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m), Gabriel Jesus (£9.1m), João Cancelo x1 (£5.8m)
  • Penalty misses: Willock
  • Penalty saves: Scott Carson (£3.9m)
  • Bonus points: Torres x3, Cancelo x2, Carson x1

ALSO FER-RAN

Ferran Torres (£6.9m) is making a late-season claim as a Fantasy Premier League differential option.

The Manchester City midfielder has now started each of the last three league matches, has found the net in two of them and come away with four goals.

Scoring three times on Friday night, the Spaniard played on the right-hand side of a front-three at Newcastle having operated in more of a central-midfield role against Chelsea.

Torres was also afforded a license to swap with Gabriel Jesus‘ (£9.1m) centre-forward position, which led to his second and third goals and posed a threat from set-pieces, netting an impressive piece of skill in the first half.

“I may have to think of him as a striker. When Jesus and Aguero were out, he played as a striker and always he is there (near the goal). He scored against Leeds, he scored against Crystal Palace. It is so important. He can be a number nine.” – Pep Guardiola

His latest effort helps contribute to admirable figures during his Premier League minutes this season. Torres has now been involved in 41% of Manchester City’s league goals scored while he is on the pitch (11 of 27), the most of any colleague.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) previously topped that particular statistic (40%) while Phil Foden (£6.0m) was only one percentage point ahead of Torres (37%) before Blank Gameweek 36.

With Brighton (away) and Everton (home) the final two matches for Pep Guardiola’s men, Torres could be a shrewd differential considering that, over the last seven league matches, he has missed out on the starting XI only twice.

KNOW YOUR KRAFTH

Despite the absence of Callum Wilson (£6.5m), Newcastle yet again did enough to warrant monitoring their assets for investment in the final two Gameweeks of the campaign.

Steve Bruce’s men face Sheffield United (home) and Fulham (away) in Gameweeks 37 and 38 respectively

After a 4-2 win at Leicester in Triple Gameweek 35 brought the Magpies’ drastically improved form to light, the fact they were able to extend it against even a rotated Manchester City side is worth noting.

Just as we saw at the King Power Stadium, Newcastle primarily threatened on the counter-attack and, although they could have been even more devastating with Wilson in the side, his colleagues still did a good job of stretching Manchester City’s defence on Friday.

In finding the net three times, it was only the second Premier League away match in which Guardiola’s men had given up more than one goal this season, the last coming in the Gameweek 9 defeat at Spurs. Even with largely second-string personnel, that achievement is not to be sniffed at for Newcastle.

Meanwhile, we were able to get something of a fix on who will take Newcastle’s penalties in Wilson’s absence between now and the end of the season.

Joelinton (£5.7m) dispatched the first-half spot-kick he won before Joe Willock (£4.7m) insisted on taking one he was awarded in the second.

The Arsenal loanee did, admittedly, see his effort saved by Scott Carson (£3.9m) although he still managed to convert the rebound.

“I’m always a bit flexible with it. It’s a bit of a south American thing that once they’ve scored one, they don’t want to take another one, so I’m led to believe. It was his choice, yeah. It’s one of those things where Matt Ritchie has been the penalty taker before but I think he missed one the last time he took it. But hey, we’ve scored twice so it didn’t make a difference.” – Steve Bruce

And it is Willock who will perhaps command the biggest interest ahead of Gameweeks 37 and 38. In finding the net on Friday night, he is now joint-top among all midfielders for goals scored across their last six matches, his total of five level with Torres, Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.2m).

LINE-UP LESSONS

After recent flirtations with 4-4-2 and 3-1-4-2, Manchester City were back in 4-3-3 on Friday night.

It was the first time Guardiola had deployed that formation since the Champions League semi-final first-leg against PSG.

In that time they have used 4-4-2 against Crystal Palace and in the semi-final second-leg, both times producing 2-0 wins. Whether Guardiola was seriously considering long-term usage for 3-1-4-2 remains to be seen, of course, considering suggestions he went for that system against Chelsea to cloak Thomas Tuchel’s understanding of how to play against the Citizens’ best team ahead of the Champions League final.

Meanwhile, Guardiola’s latest line-up still had plenty of clues to predicting future ones, as hopeful as that sounds.

João Cancelo (£5.8m) remains the Manchester City manager’s favourite defender, having started five of the last six matches in all competitions. Three of those were at left-back, one at right-back and another at right wing-back.

Kyle Walker (£6.1m) missed out on Gameweeks 34 and 35 but has still started four of City’s last six in all competitions at right-back now.

Centre-back is becoming an increasingly unpredictable area of Guardiola’s team. Even though Rúben Dias (£6.0m) has started four of the last six in all competitions, only two of those have come in the Premier League. In fact, three of the last five league matches have seen the previously nailed-on Portuguese international on the bench.

Meanwhile, in De Bruyne’s absence, Ilkay Gündogan (£5.6m) assumed set-piece responsibilities and was in decent form against Newcastle.

He provided the assist for Torres’ opening goal with his excellent delivery and went close to setting up another goal in the 49th minute when he flashed a free-kick across the far post.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Ritchie (Lewis 83′), Dummett, Fernández (Gayle 87′), Krafth, Murphy; Almirón, Shelvey, Willock; Joelinton (S Longstaff 83′), Saint-Maximin.

Manchester City XI: Carson; Cancelo (B Mendy 74′), Ake, Garcia, Walker; Gündogan, Rodrigo, B Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Torres.

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414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Zaha & Phillips (upgrading him >TAA) to
    A. TAA & Willock
    B. TAA & Gundo
    C. TAA & Traoré (Villa)
    D. TAA & Soucek
    E. TAA & Someone else under 5.8 can’t be Leeds or Liverpool.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I actually quite like the Willock move. Fulham and Sheffield United to go.

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

        Thank you for sharing mate.
        I quite like him too. Most likely whoever go with will be 1st on bench as cover for Jota / Greenwood for last 2 games.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Willock seems a sound player for that - could even pick him over those two if you think they'll start on the bench and get a cameo.

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

      A

  2. Alcapaul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    DCL to Antonio or Zaha to Greenwood next week? Got Lingard and no Utd. Greenwood would mean benching Lingard.

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      In your situation Greenwood is a good move.

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yea i think so. Could potentially do DCL to Cavani instead and still play Lingard.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I like Zaha to Greenwood mate!! Everton’s form at home his hit and miss but would want to keep DCL for Wolves

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I agree. I have DCL and will definitely keep him for Wolves.

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Prefer dcl to antonio. Either greenwood or just save

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks everyone. I'll probably get Greenwood, decent chance he plays agaisnt Wolves as well I think.

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

      Greenwood

  3. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I’m not on Twitter and don’t tend to come on here in the hours leading up to the deadline since I get distracted. All that said, I missed all the warnings about City’s expected lineup and went with Stones, Foden and Mahrez on my FH.

    tldr - is it worth getting on Twitter? Is it really the cesspool that many make it out to be or is it actually useful from a FPL perspective?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      manage your follow list well and it's just fine.
      be liberal with blocking & muting people who are toxic.

      i've found some value in following fpl folks for sure.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers Rogdog

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Same players here mate. I am on Twitter but kick off was the middle of the night here so missed it all. Thought the 1 hour 30 deadline would make it a level playing field but obviously not

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, I thought the extra 30 mins would make all the so-called leaked lineups irrelevant but it seems they’ve found another way to get out.

        I think part of the problem is you don’t know who to believe. Rockstar was wrong last night apparently. Had I changed Stones, Mahrez and Foden on the basis of a leak and they all ended up starting, I would feel a whole lot worse. So I reckon it’s best to just make your own mind up and take whatever comes on the chin.

    3. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I use twitter only for fun and updates/information.

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I’m worried I would end up getting sucked in and spend even more time on this stupid game than I do already 😀

    4. gogs67
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I got these 3 in on FH as well, just one of these things none of them played.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          What’s your bench like?

          1. gogs67
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Dallas, coufal and Brewster, I must admit I prepared for worst case scenario, just didn't expect it to happen!!

        2. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I only joined about 3 months ago and find it useful. I only follow about 40 accounts and all are FPL related.

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Do you find you get a broader range of info and opinions than you do on here, Bewater?

            1. BeWater
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I wouldn't say a broader range of opinions. It's just a different source of information. It's useful for potential line up rumours and links to stats.

        3. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I'm not on Twitter either (and to be fair the warnings today were coming from Sam Lee in a chat room on The Athletic) Andy's deadline show acts as a real good filter of all the different sources as they happen. Today's show from about 1hr 39min in.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPSAmRRlJJo

          1. Rasping Drive
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers Dabber, will have a gander

        4. Lucky Russian
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          With all due respect. Twitter or no Twitter - anyone considering City assets, is not really a good fantasy manager.

          1. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Ridiculous comment

        5. noquarternt
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I’ve deleted Facebook, Twitter, Insta etc and it’s honestly given me a new lease on life.

          I’d rather finish OR 1 million without twitter than OR 1 having to deal with the vitriolic hatred and mental health pressures that come with twitter.

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

        Gotta feel for Sterling and ASM owners, 7 goals and not one return between them - doesn’t even seem possible, probably crazy odds too!

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          having owned sterling a couple of times this season it seems spot on to me.

          asm was in my week 1 team - have loved the look of him healthy - maybe next year he'll pop a bit more. super fun to watch play.

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Fellow unlucky Mahrez owners...

        1. Lucky Russian
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Idiot springs to mind.

        2. Tok2020
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Did -4 to get him in to play 11!

        3. Tok2020
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Shocking !

      • Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I am starting to think we should sell Jota. What is the point of owning him if we don't know he is going to play?

        Jota -> Torres ?

        1. FFSbet.com
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Only if you get Torres points from today

        2. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Think I'm going Jota to Greenwood.

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

          How will you know Torres will play?
          Out of the frying pan and into the fire

          1. CBonci
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            This

        4. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          i'm ready for either Jota or Lingard > Greenwood for next week.
          but Jota scored and hit the post against United.
          He's not expensive.
          So I'm not rushing him out the door - Liverpool have awesome fixtures.

        5. Guba
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          So you want to sell a player because of uncertain game time, to buy a player with exactly the same issue?

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

          No - chasing this week’s points and no certainty he starts. Greenwood better option but personally keeping Jota for rest of season

        7. Deanamo Jammy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I have a hard time believing Klopp will start Firmino after he played a full 90 on Thursday - he'll give way to Mane. Jota will again go as long as he's able, probably another 70 minutes and give way to Ox. There just isn't anyone else in the attack fit enough to go.

      • Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        So the question is, does Mahrez and Foden start against Brighton and rested for last game at home to the Toffees. Or is it anyone’s guess?

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Doubt if even Pep knows.

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Haha yep so this. Lucky dip eh

        2. Guba
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No one knows. If I had to guess I would say yes he’ll go strong against Brighton then give them the week off to rest for CL final but pep loves the roulette.

        3. Deanamo Jammy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Write off the MC assets, save for Aguero in GW38.

          1. bso
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Why Aguero? He is not what he was, so expect 2 pts.

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Antonio cap next GW? Afraid that Utd will rotate again...

        1. CBonci
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I think he fields a first choice side in front of fans for that game. He’ll rotate for GW38 with the Europa final only 3 days later I would imagine.

        2. Guba
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          If Antonio starts he’s a great captain shout I think

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Considering Willock for the run in. Someone talk me out of it.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          not me. (as in i won't talk you out of it)

        2. Deanamo Jammy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Willock seems to have a low ceiling (he essentially blanked today, probably won't be taking penalties going forward).

          Smith-Rowe looks like he wants to take on the world right now - fearless, bursting with confidence and some skills to back it up. Just another option to consider.

      • Deanamo Jammy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Why would anyone take a chance with Pep's rotation? Having said that, it seems likely to me that Aguero will start GW38 (if fit). He'll be on penalties and there will be an all-out effort to make his final MC appearance a memorable one. Monster (C) punt.

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          lol - why would anyone do this thing! (except this one time...it has to work out this one time...)

          1. Deanamo Jammy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Foolish roll of the dice.

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          That’s an emotional decision, albeit quite a fitting send off for one of the greatest FPL assets of the last 10 years. But Salah or one of the Leeds boys are better options imo

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

            Oh yes, used to love an early goal in his prime - lost count the amount of times he used to settle captain nerves by grabbing a goal in the first 5 minutes

            1. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Yeah, absolutely. Often followed by a missed penalty 😀

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I always used to be nervous when he took pens. Haha.
                What an FPL asset, you're right. I can even remember him bagging a couple off the bench at times.

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeah, he did exactly that on his PL debut against Swans didn’t he?

                  My favorite memory is captaining him at home to Spurs (the week that Tadic got his 23 pointer); He bagged a hattie (and missed a penalty!).

                  I’d watched him at Villa the week before as a non-owner which was excruciatingly painful as he came so close to scoring time after time. I thought I have to get him in, come what may. Oh but it’s Tottenham, they said. It’s the early kick-off they said. He rarely failed to deliver, God bless him.

          2. Deanamo Jammy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            That's why I called it a punt.

        3. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Same with DSilva last season

          1. Deanamo Jammy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            No one ever used the words David Silva and Massive Haul in the same sentence, but yeah, same guaranteed start situation.

        4. BigBillyBass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hahaha I take it your season’s already over?

          1. Deanamo Jammy
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Quite the opposite - 165 points last week put me within range in my ML, though it's a longshot. I'm not going to get there without some differential picks and Aguero is a massive wildcard that could pay big dividends.

        5. Boberella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          TC’d David Silva in last game instead of KDB last year for the nostalgia. That worked out well....

      • BigBillyBass
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is Scott Carson essential?

        1. noquarternt
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          HT please

      • Jebiga
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Why ppls dumping Bruno Fernandes ? Am I missing something ?

        1. BigBillyBass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Probably won’t play against Fulham and Wolves. Wrapped in cotton wool for EL final

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Wolves maybe, I can't see any reason at all for him to not start vs Fulham.

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Folks reckon he’ll only get one more game, compared to the likes of Son who should play 3. Plenty of sofas being ordered, I’m sure. Fulham at home with fans could be an absolute bloodbath.

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Best captain by far for mine.

        3. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Needed to get Salah in for kapitan

        4. Lucky Russian
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mini leaguers playing catch-up. Obvious differentials out there.

      • vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Which move to make for GW37?

        A) Konsa to Dallas
        B) Nacho to Bamford
        C) Watkins to Bamford
        D) Saka to Raphinha
        E) JWP to Raphinha

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A or B

        2. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A or C.

          More confident of Nacho scoring than Watkins. Same opponents.

      • Powers106
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        For whatever reasons, I still have the WC and BB chips left to use. I remember how the last day lineups are sometimes a little screwball especially in matches that don't matter much, and with 3x WHU I might need a refresh, so would you:

        a) WC gw37 and BB gw38
        b) just use 2FT and BB in gw37 and use the WC like a FH in gw38?

        Martinez (Johnstone)
        TAA - Coufal - Dallas (Coufal - Lindelof)
        Salah - Son - Bruno - Lingaard (Soucek)
        Bamford - Nacho - Kane

        Thanks!

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I have BB but no WC, I think BB 37 and WC 38 looks best for you.

          1. Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks 🙂

        2. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          B. bro. Your team is good enuf. Gw37 Nacho Johnstone out?

      • vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Who will score the most in GW37 VS Southampton?

        A) Dallas
        B) Bamford
        C) Raphinha

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          C

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

          B

        3. 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Harrison. Then Bamford.

      • Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Son looks like he's rising tonight. Should I buy him for Rashford as I have exact funds?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Sorry but for what GW is this, 37? Rashford (FUL)?

        2. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hmm. I would hold Rashford.

        3. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Miss the deadline?

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

          Haha, for 37 yes. I'm panicking I'll be priced out of Son

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Just keep Rashford for Fulham.

      • Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        How am I looking in 1st in cash league with differentials left

        1st)
        Martinez
        TAA
        Phillips
        Digne
        Son
        Bamford

        2nd) 53pts behind
        Sanchez
        Reguilon
        Konsa
        Struijk
        Zaha
        Siggy

        3rd) 63pts behind
        Lloris
        Targett
        Saiss
        JWP
        Jota

        1. RogDog_jimmy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 12 days ago

          reckon your team looks stronger for sure - but enough difference that random things could happen.

        2. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Huh. My cash league has the same exact players. Interesting

      • jia you (The No BS League -…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Fred called up to the Brazil squad for the first time since 2018...lol
        He's a worse Brazilian than the time I shaved my missus with my left hand severely hangover.

        1. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Hahahaha

        2. noquarternt
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Uhhh...

      • Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Is Greenwood likely to play both of the last 2 PL games? Could turn out to be a great differential for my 40 point ML chase.

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Decent chance, I reckon.

        2. Athletico Underachieving
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I hope so. Shipped Bruno for Son this week, upgrading B.Traore to Greenwood next week. Might even (C)!

        3. POTATO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          https://www.premierleague.com/news/2139528
          Funny that on the official website, Fernandes was the third most popular captain with over a million handing him the armband - despite the fact Man Utd don't have a fixture GW36.

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Allot of dead teams in that I would assume.

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              GW34 ~ 919,000 Bruno(c)
              GW36 ~ 1,104,000 Bruno(c) blank game week.
              Dead teams continue to pile up it seems.

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Interesting, also the second most sold player this week, yeah?

              2. Going Home
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Missed this week’s deadline? Many more will have captained him in 35 than in 34

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

              10% EO this week in top 10k...

              1. POTATO
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Probably a few not willing to take a hit to field 11 players in the bgw.

        4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          These weekday deadlines are the worst. It's not fair for anyone who actually has a job and works. You just cannot be sitting around on twitter refreshing every 5 minutes. If there are more weekday deadlines next seasons I am just going to not bother playing. I really don't understand how so many people have the time to do it week in week out. I guess some work night shifts or are students but what about the rest? Do these people just not have jobs?

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            What a strange comment.

            1. james 101
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Friday night. It doesn’t count.

          2. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            But you don’t ‘need’ to be sitting around on twitter refreshing every 5 minutes. The deadline being moved back to 90 minutes before kick off instead of 60 is fair enough. Last season it was a joke how every week there was panic and rush 3 minutes before the deadline, ruining the game.

            I haven’t personally felt there has been many gameweeks like that this season.

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I'm grateful it hasn't been as bad this season. Playing from New Zealand means I miss all the Twitter buzz in the wee small hours before kickoff on UK Friday night matches (not that I'm on Twitter anyway)

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Yes it’s fairer for people living in Asia certainly. Last season, many must have been getting up at 2/3am or staying up, just so they could refresh FPLrockstars twitter.. it was a disgrace but at least the deadline has been moved back now!

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Lucky us that have jobs in this day and age and also have the distraction of FPL.

          4. noquarternt
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah I’d say it’s impossible to meet an FPL deadline AND to have a job.

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

          Pulled out of Bruno to Torres for a hit last minute. Absolutely cowardly of me not to follow my gut, season over now

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Terrible decision in hindsight but in reality was probably the right decision at the time tbf.

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

              To make things worse I started Bruno this week and fielded 10...

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Oh, that is some salt in the wound!

          2. Mac90
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Torres was unlikely to start following our logic.

            Id say it was a good move not moving for Torres.
            It's better to make good decisions like that 1 throughout the 38Gws no?

        6. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          60pts behind leader and turns out all he also bought and captained Salah. Well I know who to captain for the next 2 now if I want to chase

        7. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Already looking to next week

          How have I got Ings up against Meslier, Dallas AND Harrison ffs

          What gives? Play them all?

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Who's your second keeper?

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Forster

        8. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Need to get Bruno back for this gw. Zaha Watkins > Bruno joelinton -4?

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I cannot condone any moves involving Joelinton coming in, much less for a hit!!

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Lol any early suggestions here then mate? 1ft, 3.8m itb

              Pickford
              Taa Dallas Shaw
              Salah son siggy lingard zaha
              Dcl nacho

              Mendy Watkins castagne Ward

              1. waldo666
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Adams instead of Joelinton?

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Or maybe lose castagne instead of Watkins? For coufal?

                  1. waldo666
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Yeah, I like that better tbh.

                    1. Disturbed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Cheers

        9. MidTableFantasy
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          0 points and my rank jumped up by 6K hmmm. Guess lots of hits this week...

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah, zero for me and similar rise, helps when my rank is still 6 figures though!

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

            0 points and 500 rank rise

        10. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Risers: Salah (12.8) Son (9.7) Mahrez (8.1) Alexander-Arnold (7.7) Bamford (6.5) Wood (6.5) Foden (6.1) Harrison (5.5) Raphinha (5.5) Dallas (5.4)

          Fallers: Fernandes (11.4) Iheanacho (6.2) Azpilicueta (5.8) Dunk (4.8) Delap (4.2)

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers Ragabolly.

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

            Cheers

          3. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers Ragabolly.

          4. POTATO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Thanks.
            5-1, a real contrast to 1-4 a week ago with mostly the same players.

          5. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            5:0 for me thank God

          6. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            The man city players rising without playing is quite the herd mentality

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              exactly this never bought this mahrez/foden noise but really wanted gundo knowing he is on pens etc

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              It is from the hangover of transfers made before the deadline though ?

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                All the other price moves make sense but the man city ones reflect people thinking they can predict man city lineups. Especially those on free hit

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Influenced in a large part by this FFS article too:

                  https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/05/14/the-complete-guide-to-scouts-tips-and-advice-for-blank-gameweek-36/?hc_page=11&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23784710

                  Not much will be said though - it’ll be swept under the carpet

                  1. The Rumour Mill
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I think he worded it poorly, too confident on the predicted line up and it failed to take into account this is a blank week, so the risk of a no show is more punishing with thinner benches around.

                    However, I think he was right to highlight that match as a source of goals, which turned out to be true! There's also the problem of editorial deadlines, he probably wrote it 2 days ago, but it was only published yesterday and within a couple of hours it looked foolish as the line up rumours had started to appear by then.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 11 days ago

                      Is identifying a Man City match vs a bottom half side as a “source of goals” really a thing though?

                      The dogs in the street know whatever lineup City put out against a bottom half - nay - bottom five team there’s a reasonable chance of them scoring a few lol

                      It was just a car crash of an article whichever way you slice it - needed waaaay more disclaimers & healh warnings at a minimum

                      And also needed the author to actually believe what he was writing enough to even slightly back it with even just one of the 4x transfers he made

                      As it stands - it’s a very bad look

          7. Daniel Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Salah check
            Son check
            TAA check
            Raphinha check
            Dallas check

            5 rises for me

            Sold Bruno check
            Sold Nacho check

            O.2 potential loss saved.

            0.7 profit overnight.

            How was your team value affected?

        11. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          well at least Gundo has played can’t be more happy

        12. Nightrain_
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Morning lads,
          Is Son,Pereira to Bruno(c),Wilock (-4) worth the move or just captain Greenwood and save FT for last GW ?

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            enjoy watching the games mate forget transfers

            1. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Always do mate, just want to know people's thought on this 🙂

              1. Cojones of Destiny
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                wouldn’t lose son plus bruno ain’t that important

        13. Party time
            2 months, 11 days ago

            So Mo should start all games since he is going after the golden boot.

            Hat trick vs wba should help

            1. Nightrain_
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Love that, my captain, but WBA not gonna be that easy at home, probably 0-2 for Pool with TAA and Mo goal will be very nice

            2. Cojones of Destiny
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Inshallah

            3. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Kane also going golden boot, hatty for him as well...

            4. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I think golden boot is secondary to them making top4 so as long as they keep winning he should start