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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    DCL to Antonio?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      For free? For sure

  2. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    1FT, 3.0 ITB, thoughts?

    Meslier - Guaita

    TAA - Digne - Dallas - Coufal - Coady

    Salah - Fernandes - Zaha - Willock - Lingard

    Kane - Bamford - Vydra

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Boring old Mane for Bruno?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Agree with Fulchester.

        Bruno to Mané makes sense.

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

      Zaha to Son/Bale/Greenwood/Raphinha?

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Leeds at home

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Just saw the red card on cancelo.

    That was harsh imo.

    1. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Agreed.. it was clumsy. Red card was harsh.

    2. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Fernandes should have gone.

  4. Sean
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Surely a strong chance of leaked teams in advance of the deadline on Sunday?

    1. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Probably, but its whether or not you trust them.

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

    Last FT of the year?

    A) Targett to Dallas
    B) Watkins to Antonio
    C) Martinez to ?
    D) Bruno to ?

    2.2 in the bank

    DDG
    TAA, Dias, Stones
    Salah, Bruno, Willock, Lingard, Raphina
    Kane, Bamford

    Martinez, Watkins, Holding, Targett

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I'd just do A.

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Do you see Bruno starting?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Don’t know, think it’s wide open

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bruno to Mane?

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Good idea!

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Cheap Leeds keeper?

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

  7. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Bamford and Rudiger on bench, possibly costing me my money league 🙁

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Nacho and Rudiger here, I feel your pain.

      Still a lot of games to be played though so it could still work out.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Rudiger 2nd on my bench.

      Every time I've needed someone off the bench I get injured players from nowhere and when a player hauls on my bench I never get him in.

      Story of the season.

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Best option for last week Digne>Dallas or DCL>Antonio ?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Last one

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

      Dallas i think

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Digne (always disappointing) to Dallas (often pleasantly surprising), actually could say same for second two too

  9. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone entering a Euro 2020 fantasy game?

    Don't really follow international games or European leagues and wondered if anyone had any tips for players outside of the obvious picks?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Look back to bottom of previous page

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

      Will be lovely with A Fantasy break, so no

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      There will be articles on it here once the PL season is done, will cover all the teams. Imagine that will be a good place to start

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

      Thanks

    5. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Played it in 2016. It was fun.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy along with England, Germany, Croatia and Netherlands all good options.

      Perhaps Sweden, Poland, Ukraine too.

      Many of the players are well known in this money league anyhow or have passed through.

  10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Do we think Greenwood has the best chance out of all United mids to start next GW?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I reckon

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Unless you fancy a punt on Donny or Amad

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

          I am actually looking at a replacement for Bruno. Someone who is not in my H2H rival's team. Just saw he has Greenwood. Anyone you would suggest below 11.1 who is not Lingard, Raph, Greenwood.

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Willock possibly (forget the money ITB), Rashers might start (but presumably come off after 60)

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

              Thanks. Rashford might be a good option. Played 30 minutes last night. Willock too. Has been scoring, plays Fulham. Will keep a close watch on Ole's presser.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Possibly - might be a case of trying to guess Ole's team for the EL final and working backwards.

      I still think I might sell Greenwood this GW for Mount or perhaps a City mid.

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

        Which City mid though? Even that will be so tough to pick.

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

          Yeah - will be very tricky now given how strong the line up was yesterday. Wanted to go Torres or Foden but think there is too much risk.

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

            Yes there is. I am looking for a sub 11.1 Bruno replacement - not Greenwood, Raph or Lingard. Don't know who to get!

  11. dshv
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    For last week

    Zaha or siggy to raphinha or harison

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Sigurdsson to Raphinha

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Siggy to Raph

  12. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone else struggling with what to do with their last FT?

    Team for Sunday:

    Areola (Martinez)
    Azpi Dallas Trent (Coufal, Konsa)
    Son Salah (c) Lingard Raphinha (Jota*)
    Iheanacho Bamford Kane

    Pretty happy with that 11... have 0.7 ITB and my last remaining transfer.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      save ft, rise in rank

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Considered it

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Either (i) boring change of keeper, or (ii) something wild like Kun in for Kane

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Might just do Martinez to Mendy and bank on a 1-0 Chelsea win

    3. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Iheanacho to Antonio?

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yep that was a consideration... but Spurs aren't exactly watertight

  13. shabalala
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Is there any chanse for Bruno or Shaw to play on sunday vs Wolves?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Expect them both to come on with Utd two-nil down after 70 mins

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

      Of course. Seems an unnecessary risk from Ole though, all depends on whether he wants a win for confidence. Bruno more likely than Shaw (telles)

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Henderson
      Williams Tuanzebe Bailly Telles
      VDB Matic
      Amad Mata James
      Greenwood/Martial

      would be my guess

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Tony... of course

    4. shabalala
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks:)

  14. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Martinez
    Phillips Dallas Holding
    ESR Salah (c) Bruno Mahrez Raph
    Antonio Kane

    Schmeichel DCL KWP Webster

    1ft 1.7 itb
    a) Bruno > Mane maybe (c)
    b) Bruno > Auba + DCL > Werner (-4)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Easy, easy a

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Good choice.
        Awful film.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. matiakez
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Just a

  15. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Man, if there was ever a week to save FT it was for the one we’re currently in. Ruing it hard.

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

      Yes. Really need 2 in the last GW! Cannot afford to take a hit.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I made a pointless transfer at the deadline and he ended up being last on my bench and the guy I sold scored. 😆

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

          Now that's bad! I used it on a GK. Equally bad if not worse.

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          It happens.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            I know. ‘‘Twas just pointless. Used it for the sake of it anyhoo.

    2. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I feel ya, if I had saved the Jota>Greenwood transfer I would have started Rudiger!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yep. And I would have started either Gundo or Nacho. Hey ho.

  16. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Any love for Chris Wood next week? Might be my final transfer Davies to wood..

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Loads from me but I have him already

    2. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I'm very tempted to captain, tbh.

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Will get him for DCL

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    So Bruno still has the assist then. This is genuinely utterly disgusting and completely undermines the integrity of the game. This is likely to have serious implications for final positions in private mini leagues with cash prizes.

    The angle from behind Fernandez conclusively shows no touch and therefore the goal should have been disallowed. It really isnt difficult.

    So sick to death of this incompetence from these moron officials. Why is it that these clowns see something different to the rest of the world from the same clear video evidence? Makes me sick!

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Ok the goal stands, but why do FPL have to follow this and award the non-assist??

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        because it follows OPTA stats

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Other fantasy football sites dont always follow the official decisions when they are clearly the wrong decisions. I played fan team last season and there was a similar scenario in a Man City game I remember involving De Bruyne and Silva.

        Cant remember the exact scenario but the original official decisions were changed after the game to fit in with the wrong decision by VAR similar to last night but fan team kept the original goal and assist awards as they were.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Mate. You’ve got to stop using words like disgusting for things like this. It just isn’t. A bit annoying maybe but it ends there.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        disgusting is putting it mildly. Its an utter disgrace. FPL is supposed to be a fair game but it clearly isnt. So many incompetent decisions made this season but this one is by far the worst.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          This stuff is so funny. What’s FPL got to do with it? 😆
          Oh dude. Must have a pretty sweet life if this utterly disgusts you. I can’t really take you seriously.

        2. fusen
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I think you need to remember that FPL officially, as per the T&Cs, do not allow paid leagues.

          I'm in a paid league so I'm not telling you to stop, or being hypocritical, just reminding that it's on each individuals own head if they decide to gamble money on this GAME, FPL Towers specifically tell people not to put money on the game as it isn't supposed to be taken as seriously as some people take it.

    3. Party time
      4 months, 5 days ago

      He touched it but you wouldn’t believe

    4. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      The goal could not have stood unless Bruno touched the ball. The goal was awarded, ergo Bruno must have touched it, ergo he made an assist. That's the reasoning.

      The problem is just the tiny scruple that he didn't touch it. Even he says he didn't. The camera says he didn't. Therefore it's very bad reasoning because the basic premise is false.

      So, what we have here is the referee makes a mistake, VAR doesn't see it as a clear and obvious error, OPTA and then FPL fall in line and we don't just have an Emperor with no clothes, his whole entourage are going commando as well so as not to embarrass him. And that kind of thing is happening far too much in the world right now in areas much more important than FPL.

      That's what's disgusting, or disturbing, or demoralising or whatever you want to call it. That we have created a system where it is so often more convenient and easy to fall in behind a mistruth or even a brazen falsehood than to be straightforward with facts and truth.

      So FPL is just a tiny example of something far more worrisome. People are dying because of stuff like this.

      1. fusen
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I'm not sure that is what actually happened though.

        There is an alternative reasoning that OPTA couldn't prove that Bruno didn't get a millimetre level touch to the ball, so slight that it didn't alter the travel, and so favoured the attacker and said "we can't prove it yes or not, we'll go yes".

        I also feel like most that he didn't touch the ball, but not every decision has sinister undertones. Sometimes people just make decisions that other people don't like.

        Sort of associated to this, people have been calling for (normal shoulder to shoulder) offside decisions to favour the attacker for years. This is just it in practice but on a more unusual offside call.

    5. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      None of us can be sure that he didn't touch the ball. For me the video is actually inconclusive.

      1. Super Sharpe Shooter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        He's come out and said he didn't touch it

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Opta don't base decisions on player post-match comments though do they? They look at the video replay, which is inconclusive.

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Then you are blind my friend.
        https://twitter.com/Awnrottur/status/1394723195496931329?s=19

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I'd watch out before saying it can't be proved it didn't happen and it definitely didn't happen.

          It all appears that he didn't touch it, but can the ball have skimmed his boot just enough, possibly less than millimetres and still continue with the same trajectory?

          If it is theoretically possible for that to happen then OPTA have come to the decision "I can't prove it, so we will side with the attacker".

          Again, realistically I don't think it has been touched but surely you can understand the concept of what OPTA appear to be thinking?

          1. Gentle_Turks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Exactly.

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

    What prices do you think the following will be next season?

    A. Bamford
    B. Dallas
    C. TAA

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      7.5
      6.5 mid
      7

      1. Party time
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Defender imo

    2. Party time
      4 months, 5 days ago

      8.0
      6.0
      7.0

    3. Sean
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      8.5
      5.5
      7

  19. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Best option for gw 38?

    A. Firmino
    B. Antonio
    C. Bamford
    D. Wood

    Have Salah, Lingard and Raphinha.

    Thanks.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Go real wild, A

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      D

    3. ButterB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Tempted by Bobby F for the last week myself. Otherwise Wood

  20. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    best DEF + MID combo for Final GW for combined 12.5 mln..?

    1. Sean
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Dallas Raph

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Dallas I own already

  21. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    I'm finishing this season like a soggy piece of paper

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Or biscuit.

      1. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I usually finish strongly when playing that game

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I slow down on purpose.

          1. Ha.
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Exactly - slow and steady wins

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      More like running a one of your best marathons and then getting a really bad cramp on the home stretch for me

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        For me it’s that I should have stopped at the half marathon and called it a win

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Good idea!

    3. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Same. 4 red arrows in a row and no big green arrow since GW26. My OR is ok but the season feels like a massive fail. Funny how momentum in the back end of the season is always the determining factor about how I end up feeling about the season as a whole.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah thats very true

        i finished 150k last season but was 900k at the time of corona lockdown

        Im 20k now but stuck between 30k and 10k since gw 12

        Have more pleasant memories from last season compared to this which shows how important the season climax is in ur perception

    4. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I’ve been out in the woods since Dec, don’t know if I can ever return

  22. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Play holding(BHA) or shaw (wol) ?

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Holding - bha won't play City every week

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Shaw. But Holding will probably come on.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        no risk of shaw coming on ?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I wouldn’t say no risk but I don’t see what the point would be. Their league season is over, they’ve played their home game already and have a decent squad that can compete.

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            yeah would be annoying if I play him and he gets 5 min at the end while holding gets a CS on the bench

    3. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Shaw won't start imo

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        risk of cameo ?

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I don't think he will come on, even if we are losing

  23. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Kane blank and Salah haul is what wins me my ML, banking on Villa and Martinez

    1. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      My condolences

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I need reverse, but won't do anything in ml, as he has kane cap as well.

      Just more my OR, gw and season success will be pretty much defined by who hauls/doesn't tonight between mo and Harry.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Hehe good luck mate

        1. ButterB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Best of luck. What's the points difference ? And will you be out of reach for GW38 if it works out tonight ? I'm the same, need a Salah C haul Vs his Kane

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Am Currently 12 pts behind, his captain Bruno played and he doesn't own Salah and My armband on Salah and I don't own Kane

            I will be in a good position to own both Salah and Mane going into the next week, he will need to take a hit to get Salah.

            1. ButterB
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 5 days ago

              To the wire ! Very good, best of luck.

    3. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I've got the same situation, come on Martinez!

  24. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    47k in Dec to 800k in May, anyone else with a worse drop? Don’t know where my mind went this season

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      1.4m in DEC to 90k this week

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Redemption, very nice

    2. fusen
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      have you compared your transfers in to anyone else you follow that was around the same position but did well?

      That sort of drop off suggests you haven't gone with the 'template' choices that were template for a very good reason

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Indeed, took very poor choices when things turned instead of trying to steady the ship.

        Big moves missed: not believing Gundo could sustain his goal scoring run, not getting in on Lingard, going Vardy over Nacho, poor decision using WC and BB when CoV was disrupting matches. Generally picking between two captains and consistently managing to get the one that scores less.

        It’s just been a mess that I made worse by going “full tilt” chasing in my mini league when I lost top spot.

        Lessons for next season, this will go down as my worst

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          As much as people don't like to hear it or play that way, template boringness gets you consistent finishes in this game.

          The amount of luck you need for lots of differentials all to come off is just too high to be a regularly formula for playing.

          Playing in form are in form and should generally be jumped on until they go out of form.
          Template players are template for a reason because they regularly will get you points
          Going without template players will deny you of regular secure points and put you at a EO disadvantage due to differentials not getting you the points you need to keep up.
          Captain picks should just be left on heavy hitters 90% of the time. Unless someone who isn't a heavy hitter is in great great form.

          If you deviate from the above you might do well but this is a game of calculated chance, and you want to put the odds in your favour as much as possible.

          1. fusen
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Players in form*

          2. fusen
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Oh I also forgot one of the biggest parts. The game still has about a 30+% luck factor. So the wrong heavy hitter captain, or your City defender getting an own goal vs the other City defender scoring a goal is just the way it is some days.

            Sometimes your luck is just not in and you have to accept it and move on, recognising that making the same initial decision again wouldn't be the wrong thing to do if you had the chance.

            All in my opinion and I'm mainly just ranting instead of directing this directly at you 😛

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              Eg, me going dias/cancelo over stones, who just seemed to love scoring every other week!

              Never owned lingard, as a man utd fan I refused to believe jesse would maintain the form he showed! Was robbed with his final pen against Newcastle!!

              1. fusen
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                Exactly. I had both Stones and Dias at the time, but I didn't get Stones is due to his famous goalscoring ability, it was just because of their strong cleansheet chances. I also got extremely lucky he started to randomly score goals all of a sudden.

          3. Kellz86
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Yup normally follow a more conservative approach as you stated:

            1st season: 60,907th
            2nd: 10,602nd
            3rd: 338,639th
            4th: 79,105th
            5th: 451,80th

            So I’ve had a mix of good and bad. Always next season!

    3. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Had the reverse!
      1.1 mill end of December.. rescued somewhat to get back to 51k.

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Nice recovery!

    4. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      how did you manage that? missed deadlines?

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No missed deadlines just really poor choices when things started going bad

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I don't think its that crazy, its same as asking how did I manage to go from 0 in gw1 to 1.1mill end of Dec.
        Can be a game of fine margins, and wrong captain points can kill you, it the main pic hauls.

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I think a rank multiplier of 16-17 from December to end of season is wild but that's just me....

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Such a drop is a surprise maybe, but not a shock for me, combine wrong capt and a few misplaced differentials will do it.

  25. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno+Shaw+DCL to Mane+Dallas+Bamford

    For -4?

    My nearest rival has Dallas and Bamford.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      looks like solid moves

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks.

  26. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone feel nacho could haul against spurs ? I was gonna swap to wood but might do shaw > cresswell instead.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Dimt waste transfers on defenders

      Who are ur other forwards?

      1. Ohh1454
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Bamford and Kane. Could swap a mid aswell I’ll have son Salah Lingard ASM starting. Maybe lingard > raph

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      another 5-4?

    3. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Keep Nacho, find another differential

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

      Yeah spurs are leaky, I can see atleast a goal from nacho. Like the shaw>Cresswell move better

    5. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Its very possible, last gw generally always has goals.

      Spurs Leicester was final game couple seasons ago I think, and it was a goal glut.

      1. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I'm keeping and playing Nacho. There's not too many back lines I'd be confident in keeping a CS on the last day.

  27. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Play Greenwood or Watkins?

  28. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    There is someone out there who will lose their cash league because of the phantom Watkins and Bruno assists.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah Lukaku

    2. fusen
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      And there is someone out there who will lose their cash league due to the thousands of other very lucky touches or lucky blocks or lucky deflections or unlucky captain choices or missed penalties.

      That's part and parcel of the game.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        This exactly

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I agree that all of the things you mentioned are part of the game - that's what makes it fun! Random misinterpretation of the stated ground rules by FPL towers shouldn't be....

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I appreciate trying to distance the two scenarios but this isn't a 100% factual evidence based wrong decision.

          I reckon OPTA are thinking along the lines of what I posted here - https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/23806562

          1. ButterB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 5 days ago

            https://twitter.com/Awnrottur/status/1394723195496931329?s=19

            The more I look at this one, just before he lifts his foot it does look to ever so slightly touch his ankle or high on the boot. The emblem on the ball does start to spin down to confirm this. Don't follow his foot as the touch is before he raises it.

            Very difficult to confirm and I was in the definitely didn't touch it camp yesterday.

  29. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Get the crystal ball out please..

    Who wins?
    Rival: Keane, Saka, Kane +20 (Bam 1st sub)
    Me: Dubravka, TAA, Robbo, Son, Antonio, DCL

    1. runupstream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      The rival always wins.

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Only looking for answers that favor my team please 😉

  30. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno and greenwood to auba and Harrison for free ? Have dallas and raphinha already. Thanks