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Team news for Gameweek 38: FPL updates on Aguero, Bale, Pope, Pereira and more

It’s the final Gameweek of the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League season and we’ve got all the important team news in our weekly press conference summary below.

For more detailed information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed, while will be further updated before Sunday’s deadline.

A video recap with Neale and Andy can be viewed here:

LEEDS UNITED V WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Diego Llorente (muscle) will miss the visit of West Bromwich Albion and joins Helder Costa (back) and Adam Forshaw (muscle) on the sidelines.

“Llorente is not with us. Throughout the first half against Southampton he felt something in his muscle that, had he continued, he could have got injured where he had been injured previously.

“That’s why we decided that he should not participate in the second half of that game, nor on Sunday.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich had previously been granted “early leave” and ruled out of the final two games of the season by their manager, while Kiko Casilla will again line up between the posts.

Leeds announced on Friday that both Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernandez would depart the club at the end of 2020/21, so there is a strong chance that both will feature in front of the Elland Road faithful one last time.

“They have been a reference for Leeds, for the team, for the squad, for the fans. Two excellent professionals, great team-mates. Footballers who are very influential, very decisive.” – Marcelo Bielsa

Matheus Pereira is an injury doubt for the Baggies, with Sam Allardyce set to assess his influential midfielder’s fitness in training tomorrow morning.

LIVERPOOL V CRYSTAL PALACE

There were no injury updates from Jurgen Klopp in the broadcast section of his press conference.

The Liverpool boss had said in midweek that Diogo Jota (foot) had a “tiny, tiny little chance” of facing Crystal Palace this weekend.

Naby Keita (muscle), Ozan Kabak (muscle) and Ben Davies (muscle) were sidelined when the Reds beat Burnley on Wednesday, alongside the longer-term absentees.

Roy Hodgson said he would “wait and see” on his injured players without naming names, although Christian Benteke (Achilles/ankle) and Scott Dann (muscle) are likely to be among those being assessed.

The Palace boss had previously said after the midweek loss against Arsenal that he thought Tyrick Mitchell was merely suffering from “fatigue”.

“We’re not good at three games in a week. The make-up of our squad and the fact that players coming back from injury etc, a third game after two very tough ones we’ve had is not the right situation for us to comfortably say yeah, we’re great, we’ll be able put out the same sort of team.

“I’ve really got to wait and see tomorrow. I really am hoping that it will be better than I fear it might be at the moment, but until tomorrow I don’t know.” – Roy Hodgson

Eberechi Eze is out long-term with an Achilles problem.

MANCHESTER CITY V EVERTON

Joao Cancelo (suspended) is Manchester City’s only absentee for the visit of Everton, with Pep Guardiola confirming that he otherwise had a fully fit squad.

Asked about whether his starting XI against Carlo Ancelotti’s side would be influenced by City’s involvement in next week’s UEFA Champions League final, Guardiola wasn’t playing ball.

“I’m going to put the players out I decide to win the game. We have six days until the final of the Champions League, if one player is injured, unlucky. They can be injured today, tomorrow, the moment you put the boots [on].” – Pep Guardiola

Sergio Aguero is back in training and could have a farewell appearance at the Etihad – although how long he will last is another question.

“Tomorrow, we will decide. As much as he can play he will play. He’s been injured, trained these two days, partial training sessions – tomorrow we will decide.” – Pep Guardiola

James Rodriguez (calf) and Seamus Coleman (unspecified) won’t be involved for the Toffees when they visit the Etihad.

“James Rodriguez, unfortunately, is not available for the game, he didn’t recover from his problem on his calf. Also, Coleman had a problem during the game against Wolves, he will not be available for the game.” – Carlo Ancelotti

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V MANCHESTER UNITED

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he’d make “a few changes” to the Manchester United side for the Wolves game, with one eye on the UEFA Europa League final.

Daniel James is fit again but Anthony Martial (knee) is a major doubt and Harry Maguire (knee) may not even make the match in Gdansk.

“You want to go into the final with loads of energy but also confidence. We’ll make a few changes, rest a few that’s been really playing and been regular in the team. We’ll get some minutes into a few that might need it before the final.

“Dan [James] will be involved. Unfortunately, I don’t think Anthony [Martial] will make this one for the squad so Harry [Maguire] and Anthony are still working hard to be available for the final.

“We’re recovering with Harry and resting with him. He’s not at the stage where he can work hard yet. He’s walking on it now but still it’s a long way from walking to playing football.

“To be honest, I don’t think we’ll see him in Gdansk.”

Scott McTominay and Fred “should be OK” after knocks.

Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed that Raul Jimenez (head) won’t feature again until 2021/22 in what was his final pre-match press conference as Wolves manager.

Jonny (knee), Pedro Neto (knee) and Daniel Podence (groin) are also long-term absentees.

ASTON VILLA V CHELSEA

Andreas Christensen is back available for Chelsea for their trip to Aston Villa but Kai Havertz and N’Golo Kante face late tests for muscle issues.

“Andreas Christensen will be in the squad, he did full training today and yesterday without any problems so he will be back.

“Kai did a test today and will be tested in team training today.

“With NG it’s going to be very close, still some hopes that he maybe joins team training tomorrow. If not, then he will join on Monday.” – Thomas Tuchel

Jack Grealish could be in line for another start after his 72-minute run-out in midweek, with Dean Smith talking in positive terms about his talismanic midfielder’s fitness in his pre-match presser.

“He’s getting up to full fitness, he showed a real confidence in his performance at Tottenham and hopefully we will see more of that on Sunday.” – Dean Smith

Matty Cash (hamstring), Morgan Sanson (knee) and Trezeguet (knee) will all miss the visit of Chelsea, while loanee Ross Barkley will be ineligible to face his parent club. 

LEICESTER CITY V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Ryan Mason’s press conference was predictably dominated by questions on the supposedly wantaway Harry Kane, with the interim Spurs boss playing it with a straight bat throughout.

“I’ve been preparing for a game at the weekend. It’s a game that’s important for us, we need to win. We’re going to go there to win and Harry is going to be part of that as well. They are the only comments I have on it.” – Ryan Mason

Japhet Tanganga (ankle) and Ben Davies (calf) are the Lilywhites’ only two confirmed absentees, although Mason did suggest that Gareth Bale – who was benched in midweek – had been playing through the pain barrier of late.

“Japhet and Ben are the only two at the moment. Japhet sustained a naughty ankle injury I think to his ligament so he won’t feature at the weekend and hopefully, it isn’t too long for him out.

“Ben resumed some light training today so they are the only two at the moment who aren’t available for selection.

“Last weekend was the most minutes [Bale] has played in the Premier League all season, pushing close to 90 minutes. I think if you were to look at Gareth in that moment he looked fit, he looked strong, he was brave, he added a different dimension for us and he has quality as well.

“But that spike in terms of the minutes played he felt his quad. In terms of him thinking about the summer, I don’t believe so because he was out there the other night. He was playing through some pain, playing through a problem that he had for me, for himself and for the football club.” – Ryan Mason

Bar the long-term absentees, Jonny Evans (heel) is the only injury of note for the Foxes.

“Jonny will miss out. Everyone else that was available the other night will be available for this game.” – Brendan Rodgers

SHEFFIELD UNITED V BURNLEY

Robbie Brady (Achilles), Kevin Long (calf), Phil Bardsley (hernia) and Dale Stephens (ankle) remain out for Burnley but Nick Pope (shoulder/knee) “has a chance” of featuring according to manager Sean Dyche.

The most positive news so far is that Popey has a chance. His body has settled down – his knee that was just troubling him a little bit.

We’ll see how he goes over the next couple of days, but that’s positive. He is up for selection at this moment in time. We’ll monitor it for the next 48 hours.

Paul Heckingbottom isn’t expecting any of his injured players back this weekend “as it stands”.

ARSENAL V BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

Hector Bellerin (muscle) and Mathew Ryan (ineligible) are confirmed absentees for the final day of the season but there was no word from Mikel Arteta on David Luiz (hamstring), who the Arsenal medical department said in midweek was “working hard to be in contention” for the visit of Brighton.

On his team selection and the push for a Europa Conference League spot in Gameweek 38, Mikel Arteta said:

“[The ECL] is a new competition so I don’t really know what will happen. First of all, let’s try to finish as high as possible and then after we will determine, once we are involved, what the best way is to do it.

“This club has to be in Europe.

“The selection is just the best possible selection to win the game. What is going to happen afterwards is part of the future and what we have to try to control is what happens on the day.” – Mikel Arteta

Danny Welbeck (hamstring) has joined Neal Maupay (suspended), Joël Veltman (calf), Davy Pröpper (ankle), Solly March (knee) and Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) on the sidelines for the trip to the Emirates but Lewis Dunk is back from a two-match ban.

WEST HAM UNITED V SOUTHAMPTON

Che Adams (groin) will miss out in Gameweek 38 but Oriol Romeu could be back from a three-month absence.

[Oriol] was training today so only Will Smallbone is out and Ché Adams is out. Ché cannot play at the weekend as he has a small groin injury, so he will also definitely be out. The rest are fit.

[Adams’ injury is] 5-10 days so his chance at the weekend is a small one but we won’t take the risk as we know he has the Euro coming up, which for him is a big tournament and it’s not a big issue for him.

David Moyes said that West Ham United will make a “last-minute call” on Lukasz Fabianski (knee) ahead of the game.

FULHAM V NEWCASTLE UNITED

Callum Wilson (hamstring), Jamaal Lascelles (foot), Isaac Hayden (knee), Karl Darlow (knee) and Ryan Fraser (groin) remain on the sidelines but there was relatively good news from Steve Bruce on the walking wounded from the Sheffield United victory, with the Newcastle boss saying that he “expects” Allan Saint-Maximin (calf) and Martin Dubravka (hamstring) to be fit for the trip to Fulham providing they come through the final training sessions.

“We’ll not know until we see how they are today – Allan Saint-Maximin in particular and Martin [Dubravka]. We expect them to be OK but we’ll not know 100% until they go on the grass today.” – Steve Bruce

Bruce had previously said that Joelinton was suffering only from a “knock” against the Blades, while he put Joe Willock‘s departure in Gameweek 37 down to mere “fatigue”.

Fabian Schar is available after suspension.

Scott Parker will be without a trio of players for Sunday’s match, while Harrison Reed (ankle) will be assessed.

“[Tom Cairney, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Antonee Robinson] all won’t make the weekend, they’re all out. Harrison Reed has a little bit of an issue as well, we’ll make that call nearer the time. Other than that, we’re all pretty much fine. [Reed] has an issue with his ankle.” – Scott Parker

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637 Comments Post a Comment
  1. balint84
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    A) Firmino + Pereira/Harrison
    B) Cavani + Phillips
    C) TAA + Willock

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      C

    2. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      C

    3. Il Capitano
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C

      • Garth Marenghi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        c

      • Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        C

      • DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        B

    4. Mork calling Orson
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      suggestions to fill the missing defender place please - max 5.2m
      TAA
      Phillips
      ???

      Currently considering Tierney
      Much obliged

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lowton

        1. Mork calling Orson
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Ooooh I do owe him for THAT goal, quality suggestion.

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Coufal

        1. Mork calling Orson
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Arsenals clean sheet odds are better than WHam & Burnley though, & Tierney is more attacking than both.
          But then it’s Arsenal.

          1. swanseag55
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            See was thinking Tierney too. However also have that thinking it is Arsenal. Brighton without Wellbeck and Mpauy but again it is Arsenal

            1. Mork calling Orson
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I don’t know the stats but I don’t see many clean sheets in GW38 traditionally, so I’m considering attacking fullbacks

      3. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Vlad

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      If Shaw don’t play I need one of Thomas or Godfrey to step in?

      Trent, Dallas, ???

      Shaw
      Godfrey
      Thomas

    6. Il Capitano
        2 months, 11 days ago

        1 FT 1.4m ITB

        Martinez
        TAA Digne Shaw
        Son Lingard Salah Raphinha
        DCL Bamford Kane

        Fabri - ESR Targett Mitchell

        Dallas or Robbo in here?

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Digne to Dallas

          1. Il Capitano
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Can do Targett to Dallas and have Digne as the potential autosub for Shaw or do you think Targett is the stronger bench option?

        2. Mweene
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I'm looking for a defender less than 6.1 other than Dallas that could bag a goal this week.

          Last year I got VVD and he scored.

          Dunk/Dawson/James?

          1. Mweene
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Leaning towards a punt on Reece James for some reason...

          2. The Knights Template
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Dunk

          3. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I like Reece James he's on some corners too.

            1. Mweene
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Mendy another option.

          4. swanseag55
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            As above Tierney?

        3. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          New Community Article(s)

          Few for you that went up in the last 24 hours or so

          Fantasy Eliteserien - RH has been looking at some important stats from the first 3 weeks and how the teams have been performing, plus some conversation on quality over quantity.
          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/05/20/eliteserien-2021-xg-and-other-stats-r1-r3/

          FPL - The penultimate Great and Good of the season. With another season nearly done, Greyhead looks at whats still to play for among the top managers. Big thanks to him as always for his tireless effort over the years and always brining us these articles.
          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/05/21/learning-from-the-great-and-the-good-20-21-gameweeks-36-and-37/

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          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/05/21/gw-8-allsvenskan-fantasy-ones-to-watch/

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Best option out of these?

          A) Mount (avl)
          B) Torres (EVE)
          C) Harrison (WBA)

          Also is Dallas a better option than all of them?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            You own Raphinha mate?

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Yes and will most likely get Bamford too.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B if we get a leak then?

                1. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  After watching Blackbox I'm not too keen on City players. Everton have been very good away from home.

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Close call, I'd say Mount

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Cheers mate!

        5. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Chasing 12pts in ML. 25pts off top 10k.

          Kane+ASM+Jota >> Bamford+Mane(C)+Raphina (-4)?

          Mendy
          TAA. Holding. Rudiger
          Salah. Son. Greenwood. Jota. ASM
          Kane. DCL. Antonio
          (Forster. DCL. Digne. Ward)

          1. Karan14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            It's risky selling Kane but I like the look of those transfers.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Not got much to lose have I.

              Chance I could be priced out of it tonight anyways and would rather make the moves Sunday

              1. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Definitely wait till Sunday mate.

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I should add my ML leader has TC chip 🙁

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Too risky selling Kane? Keep Kane, rather do DCL + Jota -> Bamford + Raphina

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              In that case who would you captain? My ML leader has 12pts and triple captain!

              1. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Would captain Bamford then. But your proposed move might work as well

        6. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Which one will score more?

          A Kane
          B Antonio

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            b

        7. Neves say Neves
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Pick one:
          A) Torres
          B) Harrison
          C) Bamford
          D) Iheanacho

          1. Rep Poulette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            C

          2. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            C

        8. Fernandito
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mendy
          TAA Robertson Dallas
          Salah Raphinha Lingard Mahrez Greenwood
          Kane Bamford

          Forster Holding DCL Coady

          Gtg? Correct bench order?

          1. Neves say Neves
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            greenwood and mahrez both might not play

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              DCL to Antonio/Nacho, and bench one of Greenwood/Mahrez

        9. AdamJ91
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Think I've pretty much won my ML already, 120+ points ahead & around 1m OVR so I doubt any major movements.

          So with that am I crazy to consider Kane > Aguero? Surely he plays at least 75/80 mins & tbh it's more for nostalgic reasons I just really want to get him for one last time.

          1. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Enjoy it mate, YOLO with nothing riding on it!

        10. Netters2018
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Maddison, Pepe and Pulisic worth punts? All starting i guess?

          1. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Maddison has done nothing for weeks, Pulisic could be good but Tuchel will burn you. I’d go Foden or Mahrez personally if you fancy a risky differential…

        11. Sting in the Tail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Play DCL or JWP?

          or take a hit DCL > Bamford?

          1. Rep Poulette
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Take that hit imo

        12. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Defending ML lead of 10 points only Both have most of the usual suspect and will probably captain Salah. Differentials are:

          Me: Phillips Lingard/(Greenwood) DCL
          Rival: Fofana Mané Joelinton

          Really fear a Mané haul, but not in position to get him (got three Pool). 1 FT, won't take a hit, so looking at either moving Greenwood for a mid or DCL for a striker

          A) DCL -> Bamford (got Dallas and Raphina)
          B) DCL -> Nacho
          C) DCL -> Wood
          E) Greenwood -> Mount
          F) Greenwood -> Harrison
          G) other?

          1. billydesmond
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A

          2. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            A sticks out for me, Leeds should be liquid at home in front of fans

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Txs, you don't think three Leeds is too much?

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Served me well (up to 13k last week), but you could go Antonio if you were worried? Bamford second top striker for points in FPL…

        13. Henrik Larsson
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Evening gents,

            Pretty set on my transfers (Bruno and Jota > Mane and Raph). Considering an extra -4 punt for fun. Im 32 points clear in my mini-league.

            Is DCL > Bamford worth the risk? Could be a weakened city defense but i do fancy Leeds to do well this weekend.

            1. #Swish41
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              32 feels very safe but probably not worth a hit for me.

              I’m 18 clear but that feels so tight, I guess im a pessimist….

              Good luck!

          • #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Wow, where did the season go?! As a Leeds fan, loved (nearly) every minute of it.

            19 and 21 points clear in cash league (£500), c.7 similar players, one question:

            1. Watkins > Antonio (bench Bruno, who seems tipped for a rest on here, although I’m not convinced)

            2. Bruno > Mane (bench Watkins).

            3. Ward > Coufal (bench Shaw)

            Currently on 1 as great fixture, WH a playing for Europe and this covers rivals as well.

            TAA is the only one my rivals have that scares me, but can’t afford without a hit - not worth a hit right?

            Pickford
            Phillips Dallas Shaw
            Salah Son Bruno Lingz Raph
            Bamford Kane

            Forster Watkins Godfrey Ward

            Cheers all, lots on the line!

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              1 and 2 equally good

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks man, appreciate it. Probably is a coin toss. Will probably go Antonio to cover rivals

          • TheYogaDaddy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Leading ML by 16. Everyone below me has Salah, thinking I need him for this week:

            Martinez (Guaita)
            Dallas Robertson Shaw (Targett) (Coleman)
            Fernandes Lingard Son Zaha (Lookman)
            Bamford Antonio Kane

            Thinking of doing Fernandes + Zaha to Salah + _____.
            Maybe Willock? Will only have 5.3, not enough for Raphinha.

            1. #Swish41
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I’d get Salah for sure. willock a good shout at your budget.

            2. Il Capitano
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Salah and Willock in sounds good

              • billydesmond
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Saka

            3. the egyptian king
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Trying to protect my lead and ensure the crown. 4 points lead in my mini league. He has Bruno + Bamford. I have Lingard + will bring in Harrison or Bamford. Do I bring in Bamford and hope Bruno doesn’t start / Lingard out scores him OR bring in Harrison which gives me 2 high ceiling different players Harrison + Lingard vs Bamford + Bruno (or Mane or someone he could transfer him out for)?

            4. Cheeto__Bandito
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Trossard to Raphinha worth -4?

              Trossard may be up front with no Maupay/Wlbeck so making me reconsider.

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Hits for 1 week don’t sit too well with me. Depends if you’ve got anything on the line. If not, go for it

                1. Cheeto__Bandito
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  top of league by 20 points, so could bottle, but probably not

                  1. #Swish41
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    I’d probably stick in the case, but I overthink these things so go with your gut…

              2. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Easily mate

            5. Scheister
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Which of these 4 most likely to keep a clean sheet in your opinion? Have my choice of these GKs in ML:

              MUN @ the Molineux
              LEE hosting WBA
              NEW @ Craven Cottage
              BUR @ Bramall Lane

              1. balint84
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                MUN probably

              2. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B

            6. WrightnBright
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Guaita
              TAA Dallas Coufal
              Salah Mane Lingard Raph Greenwood
              Kane Antonio

              Forster Rudiger DCL Coady

              Done Bruno to Mane, would you:

              A) -4 DCL to Bamford, bench Greenwood
              B) play Greenwood
              C) play Rudiger, bench Greenwood

            7. balint84
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              A) Allison+Willock/Foden (drop Martinez+Jota)
              B) Bamford +Antonio (drop DCL & Watkins)

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B

            8. Scots Gooner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              How tight are your mini league battles?

              I'm top, but only by 4 points...

              1. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Squeaky bum time! 19pts here which feels very close in itself…

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                20 ahead but he’s got BB

                1. #Swish41
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Not sure BB will be super effective this week as a few will be rested across the board. Good luck!

                  1. FPL Pillars
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 days ago

                    He’s got a few issues in his squad as well, but I’m sure it’s going to be close!

              3. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Im top on 3/4 ML. People actually sliding in my dms asking for tips

              4. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Top by 1pt and 14pt lead from the 3rd

            9. LewanGOALski
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Which should I do here:

              A) Maguire & Jota ➡ Creswell & Raphinha
              B) Bruno & Jota ➡ Mane & Raphinha
              C) Maguire & Bruno & Jota ➡ Creswell & Mane & Raphinha (-4)

              ..?

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B

              2. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B looks good

              3. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                C easily

                1. #Swish41
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  0, 2, 1, 3, 5, Cresswell form, and he would need 4 just to break even, and then there are the points from the player he is replacing…

            10. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Basically I have three choices, which you think is best?

              Kane, Bamford
              Kane, Mane
              Mane, Bamford

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                B

              2. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                On form C, heads says B, heart says A…

                1. FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  😆 thanks for the 1/3 1/3 1/3 pick

                  1. #Swish41
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    If I had to commit, A

            11. Igz08
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Martínez
              TAA Dallas Ayling
              Bale Raph JLingz Salah Bruno
              Kane Nacho
              Forster DCL Shaw Coady

              Not sure what to do with my FT.

              Thinking of DCL -> Antonio and benching Bruno? Can’t afford Mane

            12. OleGGMU
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Hi lads
              Trust you are all well
              Looking for a bit of advice
              Chasing ml by 6 points and 2nd spot by 5 points
              Current XI
              Ederson*
              TAA*, Robbo*, Dallas
              Salah(c), Greenwood*, Son*, Raph*
              Nacho*, Kane*, Antonio*
              Bench: Guaita, Matheus P, Shaw, Targett
              On a -4
              * are my differentials
              Opponents have :
              1st place : Dias, Lingz, Bruno, Bamford, Wood( Antonio+Raph+ederson are the same)
              2nd place : Alisson, Struijk, Mount, Lingz, Bruno, Benteke

              Do I at all have a chance. Really didnt want to take a hit but switch my dcl for antonio was too tempting and going without whu cover was unsettling.

              Do i have any chance at all?

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Chances are very slim i wont expect you to win the ML but i would like to be shocked.

              2. BeWater
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                You have a really good chance. With those points differences its just going to come down to a bit of luck here and there.

              3. #Swish41
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                TAA and or Kane alone could make that up, definitely got a chance! I’d probably risk a differential captain though, as you know they will Captain Salah

                1. OleGGMU
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers lads really appreciate the replies, out of interest i sacked dias and dcl for robbo and Antonio.

                  I hope you lads are fairing better. Thoughts on greenwood vs Pereira?
                  Captain ideas, just cant seem to find confidence in anyone but salah and i know others will cap him but also domt see him blanking again so eould ideally nerd a mid captain and choices are poor

                2. OleGGMU
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  I should hope so , sonny needs to chip in too, a vintage kane+son combo performance and my chances move up i feel

            13. balint84
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              A) Bamford+Antonio
              B) Robertson+Willock

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Coin toss, it landed on B

              2. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                A+B

            14. Tmel
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Bench:

              a) Lingard (SOU)
              b) Son (lei)

              1. Rep Poulette
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 days ago

                b