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Budget Phillips hauls, Moyes on penalties, and Mitchell’s fitness: Gameweek 37 notes

Our round-up of the Gameweek 37 action concludes with the final three matches to be contested on Wednesday.

You can read our recap of Everton v Wolves, Newcastle v Sheffield United and Spurs v Aston Villa here.

Burnley 0-3 Liverpool

  • Goals: Roberto Firmino (£9.1m), Nat Phillips (£4.1m), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£6.3m)
  • Assists: Andy Robertson (£7.2m) x2, Sadio Mane (£11.7m)
  • Bonus Points: Robertson x3 Firmino x2 Phillips x1

Liverpool continued their well-timed run for a Champions League place with a contradictory victory at Burnley.

The scoreline was emphatic, as might be expected from a game in which the Reds out-shot their hosts 20 to 10. But Jurgen Klopp’s men were sloppy enough to only find the target with three of those shots, even if all of them found the net.

Such contrasts were of no interest to most Fantasy managers, however. The bottom line for the 41.1% who owned Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) – and the many who also captained him – was a first blank in seven starts.

The goals were instead shared around, with the cut-price charms of centre-half Nat Phillips (£4.1m) further boosted by a first-ever league strike to go with a second clean sheet from the past four Gameweeks.

He was excellent on the night, leading the way for clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI), with 11, and aerial duels won (nine), and could consider himself unlucky to be awarded just the one bonus point.

The maximum went to Andy Robertson (£7.2m). He set up two goals, including the opener for  Roberto Firmino (£9.1m), who has found some fine late-season form involving three goals and an assist from his last four starts.

Burnley were predictably combative, but the goals have dried up over the last two Gameweeks for Chris Wood (£6.5m) – although he did miss a big chance to open the scoring last night – and the defence is equally out of sorts, having conceded seven times in that spell.

That meant no dream debut for Clarets keeper Will Norris (£4.0m), who was a surprise choice ahead of Bailey Peacock-Farrell (£4.0m).

Burnley manager Sean Dyche explained that decision post-match:

Will has been terrific, to be fair to him, in and around the group, and that’s why he’s been on the bench a number of times, and it’s just out of respect to him.

A last-day trip to Sheffield United might persuade owners of Burnley players to stick with what they have, but Liverpool’s must-win home clash with Crystal Palace is where most of the Fantasy interest will be.

Burnley XI (4-4-1-1): Norris; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Westwood, Cork (Vydra 76), McNeil, Gudmundsson; Brownhill; Wood.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum (Milner 86); Salah, Firmino (Oxlade-Chamberlain 81), Mane (Tsimikas 90+2).

West Bromwich Albion 1-3 West Ham United

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  • Goals: Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) | Tomas Soucek (£5.2m), Angelo Ogbonna (£4.7m), Michail Antonio (£6.6m)
  • Assists: Said Benrahma (£5.9m), Aaron Cresswell (£5.6m), Jesse Lingard (£6.6m)
  • Bonus Points: Antonio x3 Lingard x2 Soucek x1

West Ham kept their European ambitions bubbling nicely with a come-from-behind win over West Brom.

Three of the side’s key Fantasy assets this season found the net.

Tomas Soucek (£5.2m), once owned by more than 1.7m managers, scored for the first time in eight Gameweeks, while the 29.4%-owned Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) broke a four-match drought to set up Michail Antonio‘s (£6.6m and 9.3%) late clincher.

Another big performer for the Hammers, Aaron Cresswell (£5.6m), made it 11 assists for the season, but his first since Gameweek 27, and the in-form Said Benrahma (£5.9m) chipped in with a third return from the last four matches.

The only downsides involved a missed penalty from Declan Rice (£4.7m), whose well-struck spot-kick beat Baggies keeper Sam Johnstone (£4.6m) but hit the post, and an injury to Lukasz Fabianski (£5.0m) in the warm-up, with no immediate news on the severity of the suspected knee issue.

David Moyes said after the game:

[Fabianski] kicked a ball and felt his knee, so it is something to do with his knee, I don’t know what he has done if it is bad or not too bad – we have no idea.

No [there was no debate about who would take the penalty]. Jesse has been asking for it and he has already asked me again. I think there are a few wanting them now but overall I told Dec to take it and he knew that he was on them if we got one.

The win means the Hammers have much to play for in Gameweek 38’s visit from Southampton, with a draw ensuring sixth place and a Europa League spot, while the rather more questionable prize that is a place in the Europa Conference League play-off round could be theirs even if they lose to the Saints.

Such riches are the stuff of dreams for the Championship-bound Baggies, but Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) continued his one-man form tornado with yet another haul last night.

The 5.5%-owned midfielder’s sixth goal in eight matches (he also three assists) was his most fortunate. His corner went straight in, with a strong early suggestion that Soucek had actually flicked it on for an own goal.

Since racking up 21 points in a Gameweek 30 masterclass at Chelsea, Pereira has been a major force among midfielders, joint-top for goals (six), shots on target (13) and big chances created (five).

A trip to Leeds on Sunday will be tough, but Pereira is close to fixture-proof at present, having been involved in goals against Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks.

West Brom XI (4-4-1-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend; Phillips, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Yokuslu; Pereira; Robson-Kanu.

West Ham XI (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna; Soucek, Rice; Benrahma, Lingard, Fornals; Antonio.

Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal

  • Goals: Christian Benteke (£5.5m) | Nicolas Pepe (£7.6m) x2 Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m)
  • Assists: Andros Townsend (£5.5m) | Keiran Tierney (£5.2m), Martin Odegaard (£5.6m)
  • Bonus Points: Pepe x3 Townsend x2 Benteke x1

Roy Hodgson’s final home game as Crystal Palace boss prompted Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe (£7.6m) to spoil the party and deliver only his second double-digit haul of an up and down season.

The midfielder started and finished the scoring, with a degree of tetchiness between the teams and a Palace comeback to keep things interesting in between.

Pepe has now scored in consecutive starts for the Gunners, but those managers tempted by the 1.2%-owned star’s differential potential for Sunday’s visit by Brighton should be aware that this is the first time he’s managed that milestone all season.

Palace striker Christian Benteke (£5.5m) has proved to be much more consistent over the run-in, with his second-half equaliser making it four goals in as many starts for the Belgium international.

He’s another differential in the making, with 1.6% ownership, and there would be a certain irony should he, a former Red, score at Anfield on Sunday to mark ex-Liverpool boss Hodgson’s last match as a manager.

And if sentiment doesn’t so it for you, stats might do.

Benteke leads the way among forwards for goals, attempts (19) and shots on target (10) during his current purple patch, although he did have a Double Gameweek 35 to boost his numbers compared to some.

The striker came off after 78 minutes last night, however, with Hodgson delivering some post-match news on the Belgian and Tyrick Mitchell’s (£3.8m) condition:

Chris [Benteke], it looked like he was feeling something around his ankle or Achilles. I’ve not checked up with physios yet. Tyrick [Mitchell] I wasn’t quite so aware, I think that could quite simply be the fatigue.

As for Arsenal, coach Mikel Arteta has trusted in youth for much of the campaign, with the likes of Emile Smith Rowe (£4.2m) and last night’s goalscoring substitute Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9m) cheap ways into Sunday’s match.

A place in the Europa Conference League could be up for grabs for the Gunners… should they actually want it.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell; Kouyate, McCarthy (Riedewald 82), Schlupp; Townsend, Zaha, Benteke (J Ayew 79).

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Holding, Chambers, Gabriel, Tierney (Xhaka 78); Elneny (Martinelli 78), Partey; Saka (Odegaard 65), Pepe, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.

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366 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Black Knights
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Took a -4 to get Bruno and ASM and bench Rudiger and Watkins.

    Got too fruity with the picks.

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

      Bruno was the best (c) of the big 3, so...

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Did not think that'd be the case when the game finished on Tuesday....

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Good day everyone. Any suggestions here?

    Mendy 3.8
    Robbo Shaw Coufal Castagne Mitchell
    Bruno Salah Lingard Zaha Maddison
    Bamford Watkins Lacca

    1ft, 0.4itb

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

      Nacho or Mick for Lacca?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Can do that yes. Will probably decide before deadline. Cheers.

  3. Il Capitano
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Crackers to be considering a -4 for a defender? Shaw, Digne and Targett all looking like scoring 0-2 this week.

    1FT 1.4m ITB

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Shaw
    Son Lingard Salah Raphinha
    DCL Bamford Kane

    Fabri - ESR Targett Mitchell

    A) Targett/Shaw/Digne > Dallas
    B) Digne > Robertson
    C) Shaw + Digne > Robertson + Dallas (-4)
    D) DCL > Antonio

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I like B

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If Shaw plays it’s a v likely clean sheet

      1. Il Capitano
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Chances of him starting are very slim though and then it becomes a Villa double defence with the auto-sub. Will keep an ear out for any leaks ofc.

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

    Team set up pre any transfer as below. 1 free transfer and 2.8 m in bank. 6 points behind in ML. Best move

    A Son to Mané
    B Digne to Robertson
    C A plus DCL to Bamford -4
    D B plus DCL to Bamford -4
    E If news Greenwood benched Greenwood to Mané and DCL to Rodrigo or Digne to Alioski -4

    Leno
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Salah (c) Son Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    Forster Vydra Holding Fofana

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Wouldn't do A. Leicester got to win by at least 5 if Liverpool win so will have to go for it.

      B looks good. D or E could pay off in your ML if they are differential.

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

    I’m 25 points off top 10k.

    I need a sub 10% ownership captain option who has the potential for a 15 pointer

    Any ideas?! Other than Aguero…

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Going with someone like Bamford would still make a good difference. Iheanacho?

      Aubameyang/Mane might also work but I wouldnt trust them with captaincy.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        It’s almost impossible to gain 25 points on top 10k in a week so unfortunately even at 40% ownership Bamford prob wouldn’t get me there.

        Ye I’m going to have to gamble on mane, Auba or a city player. Iheanacho is def tempting too - good shout.

        I’ve had plenty of 20-50k finishes before so if it goes terribly wrong it doesn’t matter. Worth the gamble to try to get top 10k

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'm after the same. Currently thinking Aguero. Might go Mane otherwise.

    3. lugs
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Adama Traore to run rampant against Utd's reserves

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He has 2 goals this season and I need someone who can score 3 goals in 1 game

        1. lugs
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          yeah he and Wolves have been crap all season, but a game against a big club like Utd in front of fans in the last game of the season is just the type of game he could turn up in, he'll never score a hattrick though lol, Auba is probably your best bet for that tbh

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

      I'm going with Firmino...

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Now this is interesting and one id not considered - thanks!

    5. Louis Van Gaalstones
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Bale, Wood, Torres

  6. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Digne to who 0.8 in the bank

    I own Trent and Robbo..

    A. Cresswell
    B. City defender (Walker as a punt)
    C. Chilwell
    D. Any others, (I don’t want any Leeds)

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I'd probably take A given the likelihood B and C could result in a benching

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      A or maybe Tierney

  7. squ1rrel
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    11 Points off ML leader...

    Martinez - Areola
    TAA - Dias - Digne - Struijk - Maguire
    Salah - Bale - Greenwood - Raphinha - Lingard
    Kane - Iheanacho - Bamford

    0.1 ITB, 1 FT. What do I do?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Well you need to tell us which players do you have that he doesn’t/ which are the same

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        This. Its a reasonable team so need to know where the differentials are

      2. squ1rrel
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Mendy - Forster
        TAA - Dallas - Rudiger - Shaw - Holding
        Salah - Foden - Bruno - Son - Jota
        Bamford - Antonio - DCL

        1.6 ITB, 1 FT

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Maguire out, Dias could be benched, Greenwood to

  8. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Forster (*Meslier)
    TAA, Dallas, Rudiger, (Digne, Masuaku)
    Salah, Bruno, Harrison, Lingard (JWP)
    Kane, DCL, Antonio

    2FT £0.4m ITB.

    Obvious move is to shift DCL to either Bamford, Nacho or Wood. Former only possible if I lose Meslier (which may not be a bad move). Guess Bruno should be priority as second transfer either to Mane or Son (fancy Leicester to attack hard and leave space for Spurs)?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ye DCL and keeper are the obvious transfers

      Bruno is a tricky one. If he plays he is a good pick. If looking to gamble though he is the one to remove (for Mane if you are feeling brave)

  9. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    This is my dilemma in ML, I have a lead of only 19 points.
    What would you do in this scenario?

    Play one
    A. Greenwood
    B. Jota
    C. Shaw
    D. Mitchell

    Or take - 4 hit and get

    E. Willock (or someone else upto 8.1 not leeds)
    F. Cresswell (or someone else upto 6.4)

    Logically if any of A to D get 1 point, I would be 5 points down

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If you're defending a 19 point lead, what are the differentials? Taking a -4 to bring in someone your rival has is just taking -4 off that lead.

      I would wait for further news. Ole has been pretty open about rotation and Klopp might update on Jota

      Are you talking hit for E & F or have you made a FT already?

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I've got 2FT's and using 1 to get Bamford the other to get Dallas in place of veltman as I don't want to be on a situation of having only 2 defenders playing

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Who are you removing? For example, if its DCL to Bamford then i'd be tempted to avoid that in favour of shifting one of the ones you mentioned.

          And also, where are the differentials to your rival?

          1. Pep's Money Laundry
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            His differentials are Bamford & Dallas, the rest are either players I have nothing to fear from or we both own

            Its highly likely he captains Bamford, I have to cover that move just in case

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why the hate for Shaw? It’s a v likely clean sheet if he plays.

      Wait for press conferences to decide

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Very likely Telles starts with Shaw rested EL final on Wednesday

        1. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I wouldn't second guess that - Untied poor form may make a win before the final more important than the rest

          1. Pep's Money Laundry
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Sounds like playing Shaw or even Greenwood is the way to go

      2. Black Knights
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He hasn't managed a CS vs Fulham, Villa, Burnley, or Brighton recently.

  10. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best differential captain that isn't a Liverpool player?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Based on fixtures: a Leeds player

      City player of you can pick the right one

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Robertson

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio?

  11. Reece’s Pieces
    4 months, 3 days ago

    What do you think of DCL vs City? Thinking they are porous and have the final coming up. Plus Everton good away and with DCL having a final chance to impress Southgate.

    I am thinking of playing DCL over Son to get a differential boost in my league (rival has Son as do I)

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Final is a week away so I think its more about protection that rest. DCL has been poor against much worse defences so not offering any indication he would take advantage of a leaky City.

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

      A lot are selling him but not sure i would for a hit. That game though is hard to predict

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks. I need to take a risk to top my league so this could be the one and needs no hit. It could be a 4-3 game or City would walk over Everton with a strong pre-CL final team out.

        My other transfer will be Digne for Robertson.

    3. Foodball Madnager
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      10 out of 22 attacking returns came against Brighton, Liverpool, United, Chelsea, Leicester and Arsenal, who are top 7 in xGA.

      He missed the first fixture against City.

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thats encouraging. I am going with it - he is in my team and taking a hit on final gameweek is even more risky.

        Lets see that famous Everton away form one last time guys!

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

    Stumbling to the line, just 1 free here

    Kasper
    TAA Rudiger Ayling
    Lingaard Salah Greenwood Son Raphina
    Kane DCL

    Davies Digne Coleman

    I'll most likely do Davies to Bamford but not sure if anything else is worth a hit?

  13. RedJive79
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Right then, 1 point lead in cash ML. Digne to Robbo/Rudiger to push ahead or DCL to Antonio to cover rival? Or something else? Only have 1 FT and don't really want to spend 4 points. Rival has Antonio, Raph and JWP as differentials and 2 FT; I have Willock, Bam and Greenwood as differentials.......

    Martinez
    TAA / Dallas / Digne
    Salah(c) / Son / Lingard / Willock
    Bam / Kane / DCL

    Areola / Greenwood / Struijk / Veltman

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Historically the last week is a high scoring week so I’d prioritise attackers

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Antonio, decent fixture to

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Do we think there is a possibility of Bruno getting a few minutes off the bench. I am planning to do El Ghazi to Willock and play Bruno. But do not want a Bruno 1 pointer!

    1. Reece’s Pieces
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I think he'll come on for a bit. He is Solskjaer's lucky charm

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Think so too!

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Just wait for the press conferences

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Makes sense. But let's hope the managers are more open about it. Especially the ones with nothing left to play.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          For what it’s worth I think Bruno gets minutes - how many I’ve no idea

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

      Possible. The only real thing United are playing for is an unbeaten away record. No one else has that.

      But that's a minor stat compared to a trophy. If I was United I'd have a cup final training camp organised and not even take all the guys to Wolves.

      I realise that's less likely.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Less likely for sure. Do not want a situation where he gets a few minutes and scores a pen. And stays on my bench. I am in the final round of my ML H2H. My rival will definitely play him in his BB team.

  15. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I was really impressed by Watkins. Not so much by DCL. Anyone made the right call and played Watkins instead of DCL? I personally think that DCL is a blanking machine and fully regret buying again late in the season. Watkins has huge upside next season I will consider him but not DCL.

    The bottom line did anyone make the right call?

    P.S. I am selling DCL for a hit in GW38

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Watkins is showing good constiency too.

    2. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      DCL has tailed off a lot. I got him in for the dbl Gameweek but eve’s defence was the way to go turns out.
      Watkins season been v good and carried on scoring despite Grealish out and tricky fixtures.
      Overall, I still rate DCL higher but he Watkins can surprise you in any game

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        yeah dont remind me please, losing phone batter for a last hit Veltman to Coleman 🙁

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

      Nobody had the cajones to play Watkins ahead of DCL.....

  16. STONEROSES
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Bruno to Mané the template differential to go with?
    I’m 6K in the world and basically just looking to maintain top 10K rank so no need to rock the boat really

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      That probably will be the most popular move in top 10K. So no risk I guess.

      1. STONEROSES
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers. Sometimes boring is the best road!

  17. focaccia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on what to do with this lot for the final week? Chasing a 20 point lead!

    Martinez
    Rudiger - Dallas - TAA
    Salah - Son - Lingard - Raphina
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    subs: Forster - Greenwood - AWB - Veltman

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Dcl to Antonio?

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

        Yep that's what i'm thinking. And will Captain Antonio because what have I got to lose! Don't think it's worth taking any hits for anyone else. Keep it simple etc!

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Hits can be hard to pay off just for one week, need cs sssist goal etc just to cover the hit

  18. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts guys? 1 ft, 0.5 itb
    Good lead in ml, 3k overall

    Mendy
    Taa dallas holding
    Salah (c) mahrez son ling
    Kane Antonio nacho

    Bench Forster jota shaw holgate
    Many thanks

    1. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Strong showing!
      Jota out for leeds mid maybe?

      1. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thinking raph, then who to bench?
        Cheers

        1. STONEROSES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Maybe Son as Spurs grind to halt?
          But that said a very decent sub if Mahrez no mins?

          1. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Cheers, mahrez is the 50/50 one, played m/week,but final not till 29th, would be about 10-11 days rest if benched, pep goes on about momentum/ rhythm etc
            Thanks

  19. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Im on 2299 points this season and ranked 180k.

    Scored 2247 points last season to finish 141k.

    Scored 2393, 2317 & 2309 in the 3 seasons before that and finished in the Top 10k thrice.

    2155 points in the Leicester season and I finished 97k.

    FPL has got A LOT tougher over the past 5-6 years.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      8 million players, but also you have to take into account the number of fpl pts like goals, bonus, more chips and giving Bruno assists to highly owned players, not only skill

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I started playing from first season when chips were introduced (2015/16 Leicester season) so can't blame it on the chips.

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          But early on, a lot of casuals didn't know how to use chips properly. Now everyone knows you save them for big DGWs.

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Yes probably. But that's what I meant by saying FPL has got a lot tougher because more people have become much better managers.

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      It’s crazy this season.

      3 years ago i got 2,450 points and finished at 1k OR

      I’m on course to get slightly more points than that this year (my highest ever points) and I’ll probably finish at 20k

      So so hard due to more info than ever and just number of players makes top 1k/Top10k etc a much smaller % of the total player pool

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yup I completely agree. I'm going to be about 30-35 points short of my best total if I get let's say 60-65 points this week and I finished about 8k that season whereas this season I'll be between 150-200k.

        Gotta come back as a much improved manager next season and learn from my mistakes past two seasons.

  20. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is DCL and Watkins out for Bamford and Antonio good moves for GW 38?

    Will Son and Kane play? I am afraid they might not get minutes.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah good moves imo.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        cheers Karan

      2. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Are you Karan the United fan that phoned in to Talksport about Harry Kane?

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Hahaha no mate.

          There way too many Karan's in my country.

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yes would say so, Chelsea will probably keep a clean sheet.

    3. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Son and Kane will def play. Slim chance of 6th for europa and 7th is still European football I guess

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I just can’t see Kane going City and being happy with being rotated every other week, it feels like United is the perfect fit

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Chelsea is the perfect fit, we don't play with false 9

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I think it’s United or City realistically, can’t seem him going Chelsea personally

    2. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Ya that’s a good point but I’d say that’d be all sorted and talked about before a move

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He’ll be about 14m next season probably lol

    3. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I think the almost guaranteed trophies would placate Kane. Plus there is the argument that Pep rotates because he’s searching for the answer. Kane prob is that answer and has proven he can play repeatedly

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I don’t know, I think it’s just Pep’s style, even with a fit firing Aguero he was rotated with Jesus

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

          I’d say Jesus could go to spurs as part of the deal

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Good shout, Pep will go out and buy another striker though

  22. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Went from 105th to 199th this GW.

    Need to take a punt to finish in the top 100 - Firmino and captain him a decent shout you think?

    1. STONEROSES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      In a word - yes.
      I can’t quite get from DCL to him but think it’s a great punt

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      How far off top 100 are you?
      Firm is a punt, but could be risky, depends on rest of your team to
      Good luck , hope you make that top 100

      1. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        There's not really anything to lose though!

        13 points I think.

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          True, only one week left, best of luck

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, Lowton can also help you.

    4. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      That could also backfire big time if Salah hauls and firmino gets his usual 2 points, you would probably top out of the top 1k

      1. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Surely I can't finish outside the top 1k now?

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

      Do you have Bamford? I feel he could do very well

      1. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Nope - I'm also trying to finish 1st in UAE and the leader has Bamford and Antonia so I think I'll avoid them.

        1. Mweene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Antonio*

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

          I'm kind of in a similar position but need to make up 7 PTS to get top. Firmino is a 50/50 shout so I think it's worth it

  23. Bob.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    My rival who is 7 PTS ahead of me team is:
    Mendy Martinez
    Digne Dallas Rudiger Holding Phillips
    Salah Fernandes Lingard Willock Ward-prowse
    Kane DCL Antonio

    My team is
    Forster Meslier
    Digne Rudiger TAA Shaw Holding
    Salah Son Lingard Greenwood Zaha
    Kane DCL Vydra

    I have a few differentials which could either win it or lose it for me. This gw was a complete disaster for me and he's leap frogged me into first.

    Should I just do DCL to Bamford and captain Bamford as a differential? Any other class ideas. Thanks

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

      He will likely do Bruno > Mane. DCL to Bam could work out well.

      1. Bob.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah he might also do the same move as me and gamble that Bruno starts. It would be great if greenwood starts I'm very hopeful

  24. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Guys, Mane or Robertson ? I have Salah and TAA

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

      Mane

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

      Go for the attacker

  25. Zlatan F.C
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Hi Guys. I'm in the top 1000. Would you do

    A) Digne to Robbo FT
    B) Vydra to Bamford FT
    C) DCL and Digne to Bamford and Robbo -4

    1. Zlatan F.C
      4 months, 3 days ago

      team is

      Mendy Forster
      Rudiger TAA Coufal Digne Godfrey
      Lingard Salah Son Greenwood Raph
      DCL Kane Vydra

    2. G Banger
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      With that ranking (congrats BTW), option B) to defend?

    3. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

    Would shaw > robbo be worth a hit ? Targett coming in if shaw doesn’t play

    1. Il Capitano
      4 months, 3 days ago

      This is more or less my conundrum, taking a hit for a defender in 38 seems crazy, but with Shaw potentially not featuring and an unappealing Villa double up with the autosub I can't say I'm not tempted.

  27. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Martinez.
    TAA, Shaw, Digne, Dallas.
    Salah, Lingard, Mahrez, Greenwood.
    Kane, Watkins.
    Steer, Jota, DCL, Burn.
    2ft, 0.4m ITB.

    1. Digne + DCL -> Cresswell/ 5.9m + Antonio/Bamf.
    2. Digne + Jota (assuming unfit) + DCL -> Robbo + Raphinha + Antonio (-4).
    3. Watkins + DCL -> Antonio + Bamford.

  28. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    A good enough week, but 41 points off 10k, so happy enough to defend my ML leads, what would you do with your last FT and 0.0 ITB:

    Pickford
    TAA Rudiger Dallas
    Salah Lingard Greenwood Bruno Willock
    Kane Bamford

    (Forster Watkins Dias Ward)

  29. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kelechi and Azpi -> Telles and Antonio for free?.

  30. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Best striker for last week?
    A) Wood
    B) Antonio
    C) Bamf
    D) anyone else up to 10.3

    Have Watkins Kane and DCL already