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Solskjaer and Bielsa on end-of-season rotation after Gameweek 37 matches

Man United 1-1 Fulham

  • Goals: Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) | Joe Bryan (£4.5m)
  • Assists: Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) | Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m)
  • Bonus points: Cavani x3, Bryan x2, Alphonse Areola x1 (£4.5m)

Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) was the top-scoring player as Manchester United drew with Fulham on Tuesday evening.

Over the last six matches, his total of four attacking returns, made up of three goals and one assist, is the joint-most of any colleague.

The Uruguayan international is now level with Mason Greenwood (£7.3m) over the same period. And when the former PSG man has featured from the beginning, he has typically delivered though. His last eight starts have produced five goals and one assist.

Of course, whether or not he can be trusted for a Gameweek 38 trip to Wolves remains to be seen.

Over his last six appearances, Cavani can muster only two starts, although two of his last three goals have come from the substitutes’ bench.

Still, next week’s Europa League final will hang over Manchester United’s preparations for Gameweek 38, and given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tendency to manage Cavani’s minutes, he could be a risky option for the final Premier League match of the season.

Marcus Rashford (£9.6m) was the biggest name to miss out on the starting line-up against Fulham, coming on for a struggling Scott McTominay (£4.9m) in the second half.

“Unfortunately, Scott McTominay had to come off and Fred doesn’t look great while he’s walking now. But we’ve got eight days (until the Europa League final).” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Rashford or Greenwood could take Cavani’s place against Wolves on Sunday. Solskjaer did mention on Monday that Anthony Martial (£8.6m) could feature although he was unable to make it in time for the Fulham match.

In light of McTominay’s enforced substitution, Rashford could find himself back on the left-hand side of the attacking midfield again with Paul Pogba (£7.6m) likely having to drop into midfield to cover either one of McTominay or Fred (£5.3m).

Based on Solskjaer’s line-up for the Triple Gameweek 35 visit of Leicester, Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) is arguably not safe from last-day-of-the-season rotation either, with Juan Mata (£5.8m) earning a start at number 10 against the Foxes.

Fernandes provided four points for his owners in Gameweek 37 after he was awarded the assist for Cavani’s first-half strike.

“Honestly, I don’t know (if I touched it). In the moment, I think I don’t touch the ball. I didn’t see the replay but the referee was saying I touched the ball and that was the point to make for the onside.” – Bruno Fernandes

Elsewhere, not even Manchester United’s goalkeeper is easy to predict for the Wolves game.

Prior to the Tuesday-evening meeting with Fulham, David de Gea (£5.3m) had only started against Leicester between Gameweeks 27 and 36.

And even as the Spaniard coming into the team for Gameweek 37, Solskjaer explained the competition for who would start the Europa League final was ongoing, suggesting Dean Henderson (£5.2m) could feature against Wolves.

“It’s still up for grabs. It will be decided in these last two league games.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Shaw, Tuanzebe, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, McTominay (Rashford 62′); Pogba, B Fernandes, Greenwood (A Diallo 83′); Cavani (van de Beek 87′).

Fulham XI (4-2-2-2): Areola; J Bryan, Ream, Adarabioyo, Lemina; Reed (Andersen 32′), Anguissa; Lookman (Tete 89′), De Cordova-Reid; Cavaleiro, Carvalho (Loftus-Cheek 63′).

Southampton 0-2 Leeds United

  • Goals: Patrick Bamford (£6.5m), Tyler Roberts (£4.6m)
  • Assists: Rodrigo (£5.7m), Bamford
  • Bonus points: Bamford x3, Kika Casilla x2 (£4.1m), Luke Ayling x1 (£4.4m)

Patrick Bamford (£6.5m) allayed any fears of his season petering out as he produced a 12-point haul in Leeds’ 2-0 win over Southampton.

After a peripheral display against Burnley, the mid-priced forward registered a goal and assist in a textbook away-day performance from Marcelo Bielsa’s men, a display that went a long way to dispelling any theories about this side tiring towards the end of a campaign.

“Patrick had a very generous performance with a lot of effort. He has had a season in which he has shone. I’m sure he will be very positive about the campaign that he has had, be what may.” – Marcelo Bielsa

After a first half that consisted mostly of defending, Leeds ventured forth in the second period with Gaetano Berardi (£4.0m) and Pascal Struijk (£4.0m) replacing Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) and Diego Llorente (£4.4m).

“Berardi is in an excellent state of form. Him coming on was very useful, he didn’t commit errors and he added a lot.” – Marcelo Bielsa

“It was not my influence, it was their profile of the individualities in the second half which changed the game.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Meanwhile, any Bamford owners worried about his place in the team were handed comfort in the form of Mateusz Klich‘s (£5.2m) early leave, which allowed the in-form Rodrigo (£5.7m) to come into the Leeds team without displacing the former Chelsea man, assisting his second-half goal.

The Spain international operated as a number 10 in an attacking-midfield trio including Jack Harrison (£5.5m) and Raphinha (£5.5m), a role he could realistically fulfil against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Tyler Roberts (£4.6m) may have his sights set on getting back into the Leeds team in Gameweek 38 after getting his first Premier League goal at Southampton.

“I was happy he scored, because he had played many games and he hadn’t managed to do it. And the team in the second half looked a lot more like the team it is. And just how we unlevelled the game in the second half, Southampton could have done the same in the first half.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Meanwhile, it would appear Illan Meslier‘s (£4.8m) season is over after Kika Casilla (£4.1m) came into the side against Southampton and looks set to feature on Sunday too.

“It’s a decision I have made. I want Casilla to finish the season in goal.” – Marcelo Bielsa

“(The two goalkeepers) are two professionals of a very high level. And, of course, the year was a lot more difficult for Kiko, but he was very generous and a very good teammate. The fact that Kiko played today and will play on Sunday is a decision that I decided to make concrete.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Finally, Che Adams (£5.7m) had to come off at half-time against Leeds and looks to be a doubt for a Gameweek 38 meeting with West Ham, which could mean a third successive start at centre-forward for Nathan Tella (£4.3m).

“(Adams) has a little bit of a groin problem. He gave us the signal that he could not go on. He was also tired. He played Saturday and Tuesday against two strong teams.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Salisu, Vestergaard, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Walcott (I Diallo 78′); Tella (Redmond 70′), Adams (Ings 46′).

Leeds United XI (3-3-3-1): Casilla; Llorente (Berardi 46′), Cooper, Ayling; Alioski, K Phillips (Struijk 46′), Dallas; Harrison, Rodrigo (Roberts 78′), Raphinha; Bamford.

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610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Salarrivederci
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Are you guys also already toying with -8 and -12's going into the last GW? 😀
    Feel like many of my players are dreadful picks for the last GW.

    My team looks like this at the moment:

    Areola
    TAA - Dallas
    Salah (C) - Son - Foden
    Iheanacho

    (Martínez, Digne, Reguilón, Targett, Fernandes, Gündogan, Richarlison & Watkins)

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Strange things happen in GW38.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Normally managers would give squad guys a run out but take Leeds at home with fans, does that mean lots of half time substitutions?

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          Think Leeds players are fairly nailed for the Home match next GW 😉
          Don't trust OGS and Man U one tiny bit for next GW. I will probably be closer predicting the City lineup.

          1. HammersXI
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            There are several players who deserve runouts and will get so. Namely Berardi and Pablo Hernandez. Who they will replace is a big question mark honestly.

          2. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            If I was a United fan I'd want the squad players to play.

            Martial, Mata etc too.

            Why else pay for a big squad when the league is done and there is a trophy to win against Villarreal in Gdansk, a week today.

            1. HVT
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 18 hours ago

              I disagree, that theory would be fine if they had some form, been awful of late, losing to Leicester/Liverpool & drawing to Fulham, that worries me going into a final, winning is a habit and needs maintenance

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 18 hours ago

                They also travel to Poland.

                I'd have played the squad players yesterday, they would have probably won and the whole squad could have relaxed and been involved.

                1. HVT
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 18 hours ago

                  Personally I don’t buy a lot of this rest/rotation stuff, these guys get paid to train and stay fit, 2-3 games a week is not excessive especially when it drops off at times.
                  Granted C-19 has compressed schedules but last night was Fulham, not City.
                  Fans demand more of a club like this, we should have finished the season at a canter not with a whimper.

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      2 FT's and 0 ITB

      Guess something like:
      Digne, Fernandes, Gündogan & Watkins -> Rüdiger, Mané, Raphinha & Bamford/Antonio (-8) and bench Richarlison, Reguilón and Targett)

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      I took my hits already.

      Just benching United players and favouring Liverpool, Chelsea, Leeds, Leicester etc.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Sounds good 🙂 !
        Though I'll wait making my transfers 😀

    4. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      I hoe everyone takes a hit that way I might get back into top 10k if I don’t !

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Fair enough 😉
        Though I feel pretty confident, that Mané, Raphinha, Rüdiger & Bamford/Antonio outscores Richarlison, Reguilón, Watkins and Fernandes by 8 points 🙂

    5. Louis Van Gaalstones
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Definitely considering it - my ML is all but wrapped up and a -8 failed BB this week makes me want to roll the dice one more time. Outside 50k and inside 50k are one and the same to me.

  2. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Looks like I’ll be finishing with 0.0 ITB after Mane>Bruno is completed......strangely satisfying

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Bruno>Mane

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Nice

    3. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Might be joining you on that move.

    4. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      lets see how he plays tonight

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Excellent

    6. Booked4Dissent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I might do same. Other option is Lloris-> a GKP

  3. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Guys got BB to play and 2 ft, any moves u like, happy to play -4,8

    Sanchez Martinez
    Dias Taa Coufal Castagne Alonso
    Son Bruno Lingard Jota * Raphinha
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Thinking Dias won’t play som
    Dias to Dallas
    Jota to Torres

    Anything else?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      I doubt Alonso will play so would do Alonso to Dias and Jota to Torres.

      1. Babit1967
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        You’re probably right , was just thinking that Alonso would play and chilwell rested for champs

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Pick one please. For my GW38 H2H. Rival has Bruno and Dallas.

    A) DCL + Bruno to Bamford + Mane for -4
    B) Just DCL to Bamford. Play Bruno. El Ghazi first bench.
    C) DCL + Konsa to Bamford + Dallas for -4. Play Bruno. El Ghazi first bench.
    D) Bruno + El Ghazi to Mane + ESR for -4. Play DCL.

    Thanks a lot!

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      A or D.

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      D

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      A

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      A. I don't see any chance of Bruno starting, much less playing.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Thanks. Just saw my rival has kept his BB for the last game. That -4 might hurt me. So the options I now have are:

        A) DCL to Bamford
        B) Bruno to a sub 11.1 mid.

        1. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          How many points behind are they?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            It's a H2H. So only points of that particular GW count,

            1. Booked4Dissent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              I don’t think Bamford will score. Good chance he gets subbed early as well. Seems he only stayed on cos of injury last night

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Hmm maybe A. Would say B if it was Mane.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Yes. Was looking at all the mid options below 11.1, nobody stands out. Already have Son, Lingard.

  5. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Anyone else think DCL could do well against city ?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      He was a planned transfer to Wood or Bamford when I played WC36 but may just keep him now.

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Leaning towards keeping him instead of using a hit to transfer him out.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      City will play their B team right before the final so yes he stays

  6. cescpistols111
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    1FT, 0.1 ITB. What changes would you suggest? Willing to take a -4 as well.

    Leno Forster
    TAA Dallas Coady Rudiger N.Williams
    Bruno Son Lingard JWP Willock
    Kane Aguero DCL

  7. HVT
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    2ft, 0.2itb, 9.5k Chasing a ML.

    Marti (Forster)
    TAA, Holding, Castagne, (Digne, *Shaw)
    Salah, Lindz, ESR *Bruno, (*Greenwood)
    Kane, Iheanacho, DCL

    What to do?
    A - Bruno/GW > Mane/Raphina
    B - Bruno/Digne > Mane/Dallas (has to be Digne for cash)
    C - Bruno/DCL > Mane/Bamford
    D - Take a hit as well
    E - Other?

    *I’m assuming that none of my United assets will play, or will they?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      A or B looks good.

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Bruno to Mané for sure, think I'd do the GW to Mané move in addition

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        I presume you mean Raphina?

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Sorry, yes Raph

    3. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      AB

      1. HVT
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Raphina or Dallas so?

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      A looks good - who do you bench tho?

  8. theodosios
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Why you didn't approve my comment? Because I said Man Utd players are playing only for money and don't care for fans? Btw, thank you Greenwood for amazing 2 pts vs "lost in time and space" Fulham.

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      We're all whores, in our own way.

      Slaves to a system without meaning.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        That's deep man.

  9. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    aiming for home matches, higher upside move:
    a. Son + Gundo -> Mane + ESR
    b. Gundo + DCl-> JLingz + Nacho

  10. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    ML rival has Mané for GW38, but I can't get him. Thinking of moving Greenwood for hopefully a budget mid differential, so looking at

    A) Harrison
    B) Foden
    C) Torres
    D) Willock
    E) ASM
    F) Other?

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      A for me

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        xs, sems a good move even though I have Raph and Dallas

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Jack Harrison could haul again and the fixture is nice.

      But I'm still drawn to C and D depending on how you view the respective fixtures.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        While Harrison could haul, there is nothing in his FPL / PL history that suggests he will do.
        He had only three double-digit hauls with many gameweeks in between each of them.
        In my book he is more likely to not haul, than to haul.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 18 hours ago

          I agree, I was being nice about him.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 18 hours ago

            Of course he will get a hattrick after what I wrote 🙂

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              Thanks for jinxing him, hope it works 😉
              Anyone seen the Zambian witch doctor around, btw?

              1. Keeptrying
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 15 hours ago

                Hahaha.

                Now that you mentioned him, I haven't!

  11. Cojones of Destiny
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    if you have Salah then no worries, I like A and C, consider ESR also

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      reply to Pompel

  12. DavidBadWillie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    I think I'm doing Bruno > Aubamayang last game of the season and captaining.

    Don't think Bruno is playing

    1. HVT
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Does Auba?

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Auba (C) is a 'ballsy' move! Hope it works out for you, but the whole world is going to captain Salah. Liverpool need 3 points. At home with the YNWA crowd. Killed Palace last time away. Brighton just won against City, and will walk into the game with their heads high and ready to fight.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        Indeed.

        Salah EO of 240%?

        Plus all those waking up to using their TC as long as they haven't deployed free hit too.

  13. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    11k to 29k freefall in rank in the space of under a week... anyone do any better? Hate this luck driven game...

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Why play something you hate?

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Exactly. Why play it. Like throwing your out prank. People pipe on when CS are wiped and blame the game . When they fail

        Pick a nailed player not people with high ceilings ! It’s not all luck. I been playing not nearly 20yrs and still crap

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      After scoring 140pts in the dgw I got 40 last gw and currently on 3 this week. Almost tripled my rank but only half way through gw so still hope

  14. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Any chance Dallas gets rested on last day like Meslier/Koch/Klich? Based on Bielsa comments I don’t think so, especially as last game and at home but any thoughts?

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Wait for pressers. Hope he won't

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Surely not, been one of their best players no point resting him before he gets time off anyway

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 hours ago

        I think those going into a month's international tournament were given the mini break.

        Makes sense or they are knackered for the start of the new season!

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      No

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Really enjoyed multiple kick offs at one time last night

    The disappointed from checking the scores at half time to see half your team had blanked rather than just one player was quite something

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Sunday should be fun with all the games at the same time

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Hey Steve 13 from 3 🙁 no bamford, you?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Morning tango

        22 from 6 mate, have bam but not a lot else, double che defence

        Not great but happy to have points on the board so far hope it turns round for you mate

        1. Tango74
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Thank you mate. Salah capt You

          Roll on next year lol

  16. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Everybody is talking about it but are we sure Bruno misses in GW38?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Yes. United literally have nothing to play for now. Can't risk him before a Final.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      It is totally meaningless game as they have 2nd place confirmed. Europa league final is on the Wednesday so doesn’t make any sense to play any of the 1st team

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 hours ago

      Oh really? Need to get rid then. Thanks.

    4. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I be getting rid of utd and city players for last gw.

      Battle for top 4 teams are players you should be getting

    5. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Bruno -> Mané is gonna be the 2020/2021 most obvious transfers for teams without triple Pool or a sea of red flagged players 😉

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Have 11.1 to spare from the Bruno sale. Cannot afford Mane.

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Surely you can downgrade a player like Digne, Shaw, Greenwood, DCL, Watkins or someone else.
          The -4 will be worth it.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Final H2H game. Rival will use his BB. That -4 on top of him having 4 additional players will hurt big time.

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              How is your team looking. Kinda hard to present my personal best advice when I can't see your team and your rivals team 😉

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 17 hours ago

                I have this:

                Forster
                TAA Rudiger Struijk
                Salah Bruno Son Lingard
                Kane DCL Antonio

                Pickford El Ghazi Konsa Mitchell

                Cannot afford to take a hit. Bruno out will give me 11.1 to spend.

        2. Booked4Dissent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Have you got Son? Not the best but better than Bruno

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Have Salah Son Bruno Lingard El Ghazi

            1. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              How many points do you think El Ghazi will get against a defensive strong Chelsea playing for a top4 spot keeping momentum 6 days before CL finale? 🙂

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 17 hours ago

                El Ghazi is on the bench. Hence need a Bruno replacement.

        3. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Or you could get another midfielder and bring in Robbo as your third Pool player.
          Think TAA + Salah + Robbo/Mané/Firmino is worth a hit for next GW.
          The last pick could depend on your funds, position on OR, ML and so on.
          Personally I will bring in Mané

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Want to bring in Mane but cannot afford to take a hit. Need a sub 11.1 mid. Have this right now:

            Salah Bruno Son Lingard El Ghazi

            1. Booked4Dissent
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              I’d get Raphina. Ignore the price difference

            2. Salarrivederci
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              Well I won't bend over and accept you not taking a hit if your plan is to Play El Chazi against Chelsea.

              Bruno + El Ghazi -> Mané + ESR (-4) then

          2. Salarrivederci
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            The only thing that could/should stop people from bringing in a third premium Pool asset before GW38 is Pool throwing points against Burnley or a massive amount of red flagged players in the team tbh.

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              Didn't Burnley beat Liverpool at Anfield this season?

              No guarantees.

              1. Salarrivederci
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 17 hours ago

                And ofc we will have to wait making transfers till we know for sure 😉
                But if Pool wins tonight one should wear triple diaper going into Liverpool - Crystal Palace with mere 2 premium Pool assets

                1. Salarrivederci
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 17 hours ago

                  Can't remember if it is goal difference or previous outcomes between two teams with same amount of points.
                  But if it's goal difference, then Liverpool and Leicester need to bag goals against Crystal Palace and Spurs which only makes Mané an even stronger pick

    6. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      With ogs i never know what to expect tbf with his selections.

      Hes had opportunities to rest bruno before, and he never does.

      I'll still be shipping him out.

  17. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 18 hours ago

    Morning guys, I'm now thankful I held my transfer this week. Gives me 2FTs and 0.2itb.

    Mendy
    TAA Holding Dallas
    Salah Bruno Lingard Ward-Prowse
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Forster Lowton Shaw Jota

    Currently thinking of doing Bruno + Jota + DCL > Mane + Torres + Antonio (-4)

    Any advice on if these sound OK or any other transfers?

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      good move imo, may be keep DCL?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Looks good, but keeping Dom would not be the end of the world - City hardly watertight these days

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      With a similar line-up, i'm currently thinking DCL & Bruno to Wood & Mane (but I have Antonio already)

      I can't see that hit for Torres and benching JWP paying off - i'd be tempted to leave Jota on the bench

  18. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Morning all.One more bad gw.30 points with Zaha+Siggy-> Greenwood(c)+Raphinha and only 5 to play.

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I’m in a similar position

      What’s your overall rank pal?

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Nothing good has happened in the last month.I am around 40k in the last 6 gameweeks.

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Being stuck is the worst, makes everything seem pointless.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I’m on 3 points currently

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        ManUtd-Fulham Fixed game...you could get 30 points from Salah and 9 to go.

  19. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Early thoughts on how to utilise 1 FT in the final GW

    Martinez
    TAA, Dallas, Holding
    Salah, Bruno, Rashford, Lingard
    Kane, Watkins, Nacho

    Forster, Struijk, Jota, Veltman

    0.1m ITB

    A. Jota => Raphina/Harrison (means limited defence cover if Holding doesn’t play etc.)

    B. Rashford => Son (same potential problem as above)

    C. Veltman => Ayling

    D. Something else

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Raphinha

  20. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Harrison with 0 shot, 0 CC. Was suppose to be a hero! 😀

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      As he was being so hyped I did take a look, but pretty boom-or-bust so ended up with Raph's 3 pointer instead

    2. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Went Willock myself. Eat, sleep, repeat no doubt.

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Care to suggest any smart budget alternatives for GW38 (not Raphina) ?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Willock

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Saka, Carvalho, Fornals, Neves

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Willock and Saka both a good shout

  21. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    At least Bielsa has been up front about Meslier not playing again, no worrying over whether he plays or not.

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I mean, would have been nice if he'd been upfront about it a little sooner...

      Just please that Mendy's 1-pointer means I am still technically better off having made the switch last week. Fingers crossed for Fraser in 38

      1. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Yeah I ended up with no playing keeper on a BB this week haha, nightmare.

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Yep, if only they could all be so straightforward

  22. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Just seen the highlights.
    How on earth does Amartey gets a YC, but Rudiger gets away with it?!
    He is the one who all started it.
    Terrible refereeing.

    Not to mention Brunos assist. Referee and Var covering up their mistake isnt right, but 'understandable' . But why should fpl(just a game on its one) follow and blatantly lie.

    Doesnt effect me much, but what if those 3 extra points cost you a cash league or maybe nr 1 position OR..

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      It’s Mike dean so he makes it up as he goes along.

      It’s opta covering up ref mistakes. Very poor from them given their job is to produce data based on fact and not outcome

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Because, to err is human and FPL doesn't matter much to most.

    3. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Can't comment on Chelsea stuff as haven't seen it yet.

      But regarding Bruno, you could ask the same question about any one of the goals this season ruled out because someone was 1/10th of an eyelashes' width offside. Or any red card which is later rescinded. It is what it is. Take the rough with the smooth and hope that you end up on the smoother side.

      1. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        I understand the good&the bad over a whole season.
        But 1/10 offside is still offside. Maybe frustrating because people draw the lines and its so close. But getting points for a touch you didnt make is a blatant error and would frustrate me much more then a marginally offside or debatable RC.

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        This is totally different to players being an eyelash width offside - at least that’s explainable even thought it can be ridiculous at times. This situation was opta realising the ref/var had messed up so to avoid embarrassment they changed their data to reflect the outcome rather than what actually happened.

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Was that actually what happened, or similar to the eyelash width (intended to imply such a negligible bit offside that it becomes really impossible to consider it an accurate call, after all level = onside), was it a marginal call that someone considered there was a touch looking at the replay?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Opta gave it to ddg initially then changed it to Bruno despite replays showing he didn’t touch it. Only reason I can think is they changed it to avoid ref/var embarrassment

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              SofaScore did too who monitor stats in real time.

              I suspect they just went with the official ruling for the record.

  23. Merlinsnose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Looks like Meslier will not play the last game of the season. Which is the best keeper for the last game?

    Or would it be wise to buy Casilla if you already have Meslier?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Cheap but hardly the most exciting move for final GW.
      Maybe Alison will play up front or Ederson take a pen.

    2. Louis Van Gaalstones
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I'm doing just that - surely he can't pull an uno reverse card on us and play Meslier now?

  24. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Anyone else with Rudiger and Nacho on their bench.... ?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Rudiger here. Fingers crossed for a Luca Digne no-show tonight!

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Or, you know, a Luca Digne hattie to make me not care about Rudiger bench points...

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Yep, got Digne too.. Not much chance of a no-show I think.

    3. Bring the Cavalry
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      I’ve got nacho, alioski and gundo

  25. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Those who watched Leeds yesterday...

    Was Raphinha back on set pieces / corners or did Harrison and Dallas take them again?

  26. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    ***NEW OPTION ADDED***

    Early thoughts on how to utilise 1 FT in the final GW

    Martinez
    TAA, Dallas, Holding
    Salah, Bruno, Rashford, Lingard
    Kane, Watkins, Nacho

    Forster, Struijk, Jota, Veltman

    0.1m ITB

    A. Jota => Raphinha/Harrison (means limited defence cover if Holding doesn’t play etc.)

    B. Rashford => Son (same potential problem as above)

    C. Veltman => Ayling

    D. Martinez => Pope (if available)

    E. Something else

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Still Raphinha

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Was the new option E? Wait and see if jota is fit

    3. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Wait on Jota news. If miracles happen and he starts it could be golden with everyone jumping off

  27. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Last transfer of the season?Antonio or Lingard?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Ant man

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Antonio

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Micky A

    4. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Antonio all day long... but Bamford if you don't have him!

    5. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Cheers all

  28. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Barring a horrid injury crisis, I'm going to complete the season without a single hit. Anyone else?

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      What's your rank?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        c.1k overnight

        1. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Nice. I finished inside 4k last year with just the one hit.

          Taken about ten this season and only scraping 95k.

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Difficult to say there's a link, but I do think the conservative approach has paid off more weeks than not

            1. Vertigo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              I think you're right. It encourages you to pick players over a decent stretch instead of succumbing to hype.

              Similarly, I think minimising the cost of my bench instead of second guessing the best backup concentrates the mind on making the right transfer and sticking to it (which unfortunately has proved quite hard in Covid times.).

              All the more impressive, by the way, in that you haven't felt compelled to use up every free transfer.

              Well done. Hope you finish inside the 1k.

    2. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Impressive rank for no hits - feel like you got lucky with injuries/postponements to not need them?

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Yeah almost definitely. Once I got about half way through without one it became a bit of a secondary goal to make it to the end - I think it's actually done me more good than harm in terms of points/rank

        1. Pocky
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Very Impressive.

        2. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Nice. I'm on 13 for the season - pretty sure most have paid off - certainly a couple of -8's in weeks 35 and 36, but probably going to just fall short of top 10k unless a few things go my way tonight.

          1. claretparrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 17 hours ago

            Top 10k definitely still within reach! Either way you'll grab your best finish so far so big success whatever happens

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 17 hours ago

              Yeah, will be a success to be best ever finish - but top 10k would be the cherry on top

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Amazing rank. So disciplined to not make a single hit - no way I could manage that!

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        I know saying it out loud makes me a n*b, but there's a tinge of disappointment with the rank. I was 6th at one point!

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 17 hours ago

          Not at all. It’s the hope that kills you!! Being 6th was amazing but when you’re up there to drop back is disappointing. Still a fantastic rank….maybe a couple of hits might’ve paid off for you 😉

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      That is amazing. Think I did it when I was really bad at this, but to have that rank too. Wow!

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Thanks mate v kind! As above it's taken a decent chunk of luck not to have been forced into it at any stage

  29. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Best defender for next week up to 7m ? Own Dallas

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Cresswell or Walker ?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Tierney, Cresswell, Telles

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Creswell or Shaw I guess?

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 17 hours ago

        Shaw won't be playing surely?

  30. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 17 hours ago

    Anyone else entering a Euro 2020 fantasy game?

    Bit cheeky, but just wondered if anyone had any player tips (outside of the obvious big names).

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 17 hours ago

      Embolo (Swi)
      Damsgaard (Den)
      Jensen (Fin)
      Brekalo (Cro)
      Souček (Cze)
      João Félix (Por)

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 hours ago

      Nice one - thanks.