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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. xuwei
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    How safe is 39 points? I don’t have Lingard or Raphinha and scared they could both have massive last games at home with fans against extremely leaky defenses. I’d rather go after the guy ahead of me who has 12 points on me but wondering if I should take the ball to the corner flag and play it safe.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      who cares about second place

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Ha true - but it’s for money and my main rival who will brag for another year.

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Go after the guy ahead. 39 points is a pretty decent lead if no chips left to play and you go with a captain like Salah.

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cool thanks.

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      12 is much closer than 39

      So definitely can and should take some calculated risk to catch the person ahead of you.

      Lingard and Raphina aren’t scoring 40 points combined

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah - was thinking if I’m chasing me I’d probably captain one of them and can’t remember how crazy last games are. With short turnaround time hopefully scores won’t be too weird. Just remembering hat tricks from unlikely sources.

        Thanks for help.

    4. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'm 39 points behind, but would need +40 to win - 30 points ahead of my 3rd place rival (The one it's more important to beat). The hope still flickers 🙂

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Hope and fear :). Going to miss this next week!

    5. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      39 points is done and dusted.

    6. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Raph doesn’t really haul that much so I can’t imagine he’d do too much damage

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

    With the season coming to an end I’ve been thinking about what it takes to finish very high (like OR1).

    Im currently 200 points behind OR1. I compared my season history vs him and I’ve actually outscored him slightly since GW12 (ie he made 200
    + points on me in the first 12 gameweeks!).

    I’ve felt for a long time that getting a really good rank is all about how well
    You start the season - particularly the first 8 weeks / first wildcard. It’s an area I rarely do well at and then I climb the ladder throughout the season.

    Anyone who usually gets a v good start (ie top 100k or better by GW8 say) how do you do it? Any tips?

    If I could work out how to start a season well it would really improve my overall performance

    1. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Have you checked out this site?
      https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/report/index.php

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Once upon a time, I had a GW1 rank of around 450. Managed to somehow enter in top 500k in GW38.

      A good manager is likely to do better though. A good start does not work for me.

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        A good start for me would guarantee me a good OR.

        The start really is my Achilles heal - I do not thrive in the ‘chaos’ of the early weeks of the season

        1. xuwei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          World number 1’s highest previous rank was 1 millionish- not sure its as simple as addressing the start.

        2. JJeyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          thats suggesting a good start is not to do with being a good manager. Picking you gw 1 team well matters and early transfers. How could you 'guarantee' a good OR if you cant get a good early rank to begin with

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            That’s not what I’m suggesting at all.

            I’m saying I’m not good at it and this I want advice from
            People who are good at it how to do it. I want to know what good managers do to get a good start and with their early transfers.

            Once a season ‘settles down’ my history shows I do very well and steadily climb the ranks / gain on the top 10k consistently. The season I finished top 1k I got a very good start (only time I’ve ever had a good start)

            1. xuwei
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              I’m not a good manager but I’ve read good managers say go template in the beginning because you can get in a hole fast otherwise. From there you have information about who is hot.

            2. JJeyy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 10 days ago

              What do you mean by a good start? You can still get a decent rank without a top 50k start for example, this season I was 200k after first 15 weeks and am top5k, its just about limited hits and using stats not opinion

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 10 days ago

                Top 100k by GW8

                At GW8 I was 800k and will finish the season around 20k

                If I’d had a very good start I’d be well into the top 10k.

                It’s same pattern almost every season for me - I always end up with a ‘decent’ rank but have a not great start. Hence I want suggestions from managers good at the start how to start well as this would really improve my overall performance

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

                  If you do not want a bad start, buy and start the season with trusted higher owned players who have performed previous years and no promoted/new to league players, apart from possibly promoted striker which are usually decent value. That way you may not start top 50k but definitely will not fall far behind either as you have template picks

    3. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      This this season was particularly bad - those not going Salah (C) in gw1 were immediately behind and then if you didn't have Son in gw2 it just got a lot worse.

      I went with Auba (C) and no Salah for -26 points and then sold Son to lose another -24 points

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

        well there's your issue, not having the best asset in the game for the past couple years and then selling a good asset after one blank

        1. HashAttack
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Double KDB captain blanks in gw3 and 4 (251 points in 19/20) suggests otherwise

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

        Not to mention the preseason hype on Werner and lots of teams starting and benching Manchester assets

    4. McGrubbs
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I have the same problem - been playing FF over a decade and I consistently have poor starts and good finishes.

      At first I used to put the start down to bad luck, my reasoning was that the first few GWs will always be a bit random, we have only the prev seasons info to go off. But the pattern is so consistent I think there must be more to it - this is what I'll try next yr:

      1) Buy players in each price bracket so transfers can be made more flexibly
      2) Spread the players out among the sides - so no more than 2 from a team to start with
      3) Make early transfers the first 5-10 GWs to catch px rises

      ... any more?

  3. Feed tha Sheep
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who would you rather have this GW?

    A. Robertson (have Trent)
    B. Dallas

    1. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A. Depending on what you want to accomplish.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  4. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 10 days ago

    antonio on pens then

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      We only had to wait all season 😉

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Hopefully he miss

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Now they just need to win one 😉

  5. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    I have a really tight lead in both of my money leagues (9 and 5 points). My FT is Bruno > Mane.

    Would you make either of these moves for a hit?

    A) Shaw > Dallas (both rivals have him)
    B) DCL > Bamford (one has him)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I wouldn't take a hit. Just hope DCL does something. Pretty likely that Shaw doesn't play so which defender would you play if not getting Dallas?

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Holding or Mitchell

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Holding could be ok.

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Cheers.

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No, just playing Holding

  6. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Who wins?

    Areola
    Trent - Rudiger - Dallas - Coufal
    Salah - Son - Lingard - Raphinha
    Kane - Iheanacho

    (Martinez) (DCL) (Greenwood) (Shaw)

    Probable transfer - DCL to Bamford and play over Coufal

    vs

    Mendy
    Rudiger - Dallas - Coady
    Salah - Fernandes* - Son - Lingard - Raphinha
    Antonio - Kane

    (Forster) (Vydra, Targett, Evans)

    (+ 7 points)

    I assume Fernandes to Mane or something

    That phantom assist might of lost me the league btw

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

      yup team 2 wins

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Hoping Iheanacho destroys Spurs

  7. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    top 3 strikers for this GW... go...........

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford, Antonio, Firminio

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Bamford Antonio Kane

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

      Bamford Ings Nacho

      1. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Nacho, BamBam and Firminio

    4. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Aguero Antonio Bamford

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

    Defender to get in for GW38 that isn’t TAA nor Dallas?

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Robbo

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

        The only one I can’t afford 😀

        1. antis0cial
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Haha, you didn't specify a price range! Cresswell or maybe an Arsenal def, Tierney

    2. Sterling Archer
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      cresswell
      phillips

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Lowton, Sheffield's left side is weak.

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Entire team is weak, but still 😛

    4. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Telles maybe?! Ultimate punt but I think shaw is benched so he plays...

  9. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A) Digne + Jota to Robbo + Lingard
    B) Jota, Greenwood, DCL to Mane, Willock, Nacho (-4)

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I would do A.

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      A

  10. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Reposting for some more inputs. Pick one from each……

    A. Robertson
    B. Mane

    1. Bamford
    2. Antonio

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      B2

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

      B1

  11. fplking14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Should I take a hit considering I lead my ML by 9 points?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Without seeing you team and the chasing team it's hard to answer that.

      1. fplking14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        We will have 6 different players between us. The hit would be Lingard to Harrison or Chelsea mid.

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          No chance

        2. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          I wouldn't lose Lingard for a hit.

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      i wouldnt if i got 11 playing

  12. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    From 22K in GW20 to 14K in GW 37. Safe to say my FPL season stalled for the complete second half of the season.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      There was a big stretch of 10-12 gameweek middle / later part of the season where each week it all depended whether you had the 1 defender who got a mega haul

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Looking back I feel like I have made some key mistakes, stopped doing my in-depth analysis before making transfers, also avoided this site for the most part.

    2. OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      i went from 2k to 33k so could have been worse mate lol

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I know right, it's so easy to go wrong. But there is so much I've learned from the two seasons, which is going to be valuable going into the next one.

    3. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I went from 485k to 25k - partly going against template and partly a lot of luck.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        This has to be the most template-ish season ever, how did you manage to go against the template and still made considerable progress?

        1. xuwei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          Ha - no idea but I’ve barely owned Lingard and Fernandes.

          1. xuwei
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Wood and Pereira have helped me a lot.

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

      I have been stuck starting GW 26. In the last 11 GWs moved from 55K to 47K. Have to admit, took a lot of risks during those GWs. Safer captain picks and more bandwagon transfers would have easily seen me in top 10K

  13. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone considering a Bamford - Rodrigo double up?

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

      I'm not but i like the idea, i am considering a raph and harrison double up

  14. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j30nEIZU0WA

    Watch Kane closely, especially when asked about Levy he started scratching his nose. That man is set on leaving imo.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      what you think?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I am leaving yes

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          But few won’t be paid in one go, will be instalments

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 10 days ago

            *fee

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

      He is definitely leaving - If someone will pay enough for him

    3. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Maybe his nose was itchy

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Him telling the club he wants to leave is more of a clue than nose scratching.

      1. xuwei
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Lol

  15. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Kane and Greenwood to Bamford and Mané -4?

    Yes or no ?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      No way.

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

      i dont like it

  16. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is Forster playing this week?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Based on the 2 games per keeper theory then yes

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Based on what Hassenhutl said previously about rotating them it's Forster's turn.

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

      I am playing him based on what Hassenhutl said.

    4. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Awesome, thanks guys. Was a bit miffed with Meslier looking pretty on the timber....

  17. spiky
    4 months, 10 days ago

    please help a noob guys, wat do i do and who to capt? rival ahead by 3 points in mini league:

    Him: (1m itb)
    Meslier
    rhys williams, holding, coufal
    zaha, salah, son, bruno
    antonio, kane, bamford

    forster, mitchell, struijk, asm

    Me: (0.7 itb)
    Martinez
    coufal, nat phillips, dallas
    greenw, salah, son, bruno
    nacho, kane, watkins

    fabri, veltman, targett lookman

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      He will prob cap salah
      Depends if you fancy diff cap punt, or play safe
      Utd players may be prone to benchings

      1. spiky
        4 months, 10 days ago

        any ideas on wat transfers should i make?

        1. spiky
          4 months, 10 days ago

          just 1 free transfer

          1. ButterB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 10 days ago

            Could do Greenwood to Raph or Willcock

    2. pjomara
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Do Zaha to Leeds mid

      1. spiky
        4 months, 10 days ago

        zaha is in his team.. haha

    3. weaver93
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I think Bruno wont start,
      Id do Bruno -Mane..
      good luck..

  18. Aster
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is Greenwood starting this week?

    1. RamboRN
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I don't think he will.

  19. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Just 1 point into the money spots of my cash league. So just need a decent GW rank I guess.

    Ederson
    TAA Robertson rudiger
    Salah(c) lingard willock Greenwood
    Kane DCL Antonio

    Martinez | Shaw castagne reed

    1FT 0.0ITB. can't think of any move except DCL to Bamford I guess. Any other ideas?

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Sounds like a good move
      Concerned about utd players? I also have shaw

      1. DK_13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah. I ain't playing Shaw. Already got Greenwood so might as well play him. But won't be buying any

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That looks like the best move. You don't have any other Leeds so I wouldn't consider anything else.

      1. DK_13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

  20. tbos83
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Moves is on penalties? Big news

    1. tbos83
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Moyes

  21. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Is Mount a good punt for this GW? Chelsea need to win for 3rd place and Villa are stuck in 11th, nothing left to play for.

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

      Chelsea mid is what I am looking at to replace Bruno in case there is high probability of him being benched. Waiting for Havertz news too.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        What about Harrison?

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

      I am weirdly attracted to a Werner punt

      1. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        I'm hoping that Tuchel reveals that Havertz is fit.
        I'd go Bruno>Havertz in a heartbeat.

  22. JamieC180
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    OK lads, unusual one here. Had a hectic few weeks. Meant to wildcard about 4 GWs ago. Never did. Still have WC.

    If you, like me, had to wildcard into the final GW, who would be your 100% guaranteed picks?

    (I'm on 188k OR and still in the running for top of my mini-leagues, so I do somehow still have something to play for).

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Salah taa mane Leeds treble

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Auba instead of mane maybe

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      TAA, Salah, Dallas, Raphinha, Bamford, Antonio.

      Plus whatever 3rd Liverpool player you fancy and I'd probably go Torres.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      i'd start on 3 x liverpool, 2 x west ham and 2 or 3 leeds guys and then go from there

      prob avoid spurs, man utd and city

  23. mcsteely
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Best move here? I don't fancy Bruno to Mane. Quite like DCL to Antonio though. Anything else to suggest?

    Areola
    TAA, Dallas, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Raphina, ESR
    DCL, Kane, Bamford

    Bench: Martinez, Greenwood, Digne, Targett

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

      DCL to Wood or Antonio is has to be really

    2. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Digne > Robbo if you got funds

    3. xuwei
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Think Bruno plays? I’m skeptical.

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah I think he will play

        1. xuwei
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 10 days ago

          If he gets injured 3 days before the final in a meaningless game - his fans will kill him. Feels like malpractice to play him to me. But you very well may be right and it could pay off.

    4. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      DCL to Antonio

  24. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    A or B?
    A) Holding (bha H)
    B) KWP (whu a)

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

      A

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

      A

  25. trinzoo
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    What to do with FT:
    A) DCL > Bamford
    B) Bruno > Pepe

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

      A

  26. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Trailing ML by 2 pts:

    He has Allison, Shaw, Digne, Semedo, Son, Raphinha, Watkins, Nacho (1FT)
    I Have Mendy, Holding, Boly, Soyuncu, Mahrez, Jota, Kane, Bamford (2FT)

    What should i do?

    A Soyuncu & Jota to Robertson & Raph
    B Jota & Mahrez to Mane & Raph
    C DCL, Jota & Mahrez to Antonio, Mane & Raph (-4)

    any other suggestions?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      I'd do B.

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

      B

  27. TheLord
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Really torn with the use of my last FT. Could you help me guys?

    A) El Ghazi -> Raphinha (bench DCL)
    B) DCL -> Antonio
    C) Mahrez -> Mid punt up to 8.5
    D) 2 of the above for -4

    If I consider the players individually, I prefer Antonio. But, bringing in Raphinha gives me a better first sub (DCL instead of El Ghazi) in case Mahrez or Greenwood does not play

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Dallas
    Salah Mahrez Lingard Greenwood
    Kane DCL Manford
    Fabri El Ghazi Dunk Coady

  28. smix
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Crazy captain choice to overturn a 59 point lead . Ferran Torres? Anyone else ?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      Antonio?

      1. smix
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        Hmmm.. On him right now infact

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      That’s a lot points to catch. U can try everything but I’m not very optimistic.

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 10 days ago

      There is zero chance to overturn 59 points, half of that would be a miracle at this stage.

      guess you can have fun trying though.

    4. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 10 days ago

      You need 2008 Cristiano Ronaldo to overturn that one!

      Torres isn't a bad shout. In the unlikely event your rival doesn't have Kane that could be an option.

      1. smix
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 10 days ago

        He doesn’t but this GW Kane disappointed badly. So thinking will stick it on Torres and hope for some kind of monster haul

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 10 days ago

          You are kind of in hail mary territory and you never know with Kane. But I'd favour Torres.

  29. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Greenwood+Digne+Wood to Mane+Holding+Bamford for (-8)

    Crazy or not?

    That would give me this

    Martinez
    Taa Dallas Holding
    Salah(C) Mane Son Harrison
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    Steer Pereira Aina Saiss

  30. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 10 days ago

    Any sightings of aguero in training?! If he’s fit he’s the captain this week! Could be sensational