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FPL Gameweek 5 round-up: Sunday’s goals, assists, bonus and injuries

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m) scored again for Manchester United as Said Benrahma (£6.4m) rewarded his owners with his first goal since Gameweek 2.

Neal Maupay (£6.5m) and Danny Welbeck (£6.0m) inspired Brighton and Hove Albion moved up to fourth after a 2-1 win over Leicester City, while Chelsea kept another clean sheet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of today’s games but in the meantime, our long-dormant Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

FPL TAKEAWAYS

  • Since making his second Manchester United debut in Gameweek 4, Cristiano Ronaldo has registered three goals, 13 goal attempts, 12 shots in the box, five big chances and 3.24 expected goals (xG), all league-leading totals. During that time, team-mate Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m) has managed just one attempt in the box, though it did hit the post.
  • Following today’s game, Luke Shaw (£5.5m) ranks 30th amongst all defenders for FPL points with 18. Despite that, his 14 chances created is only bettered by Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m), Jack Grealish (£8.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£7.5m), while his average position (no 23) v West Ham United was as advanced as Mason Greenwood (£7.7m) on the opposite flank.

Manchester United’s average position map v West Ham United in Gameweek 5

  • Man Utd delivered 33 crosses into the box against West Ham, their highest total in a single league game so far this season, with Shaw responsible for 16 of them.
  • Benrahma’s deflected effort for West Ham opened the scoring at the London Stadium, his first goal since Gameweek 2. The Algerian now ranks second amongst all midfielders for FPL points, only behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.5m). Next up for the Hammers is a trip to Leeds United.
  • Brighton moved up to fourth in the Premier League table after a 2-1 victory over Leicester City, their fourth win of the season. Budget enabler Shane Duffy (£4.2m) supplied the assist for Maupay’s penalty, and has now provided 27 FPL points across his five starts.
  • It’s now three defeats in five matches for Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes in 2021/22. However, Jamie Vardy (10.4m) continues to produce, with three goals, one assist and five bonus points during that time.
  • It was a quiet afternoon for Spurs duo Harry Kane (£12.2m) and Son Heung-min (£10.0m), as Chelsea restricted them to a combined four shots, with just one arriving in the box.
  • Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) made his fifth consecutive start today, as Ben Chilwell (£5.7m) still waits to play his first minute of Premier League football this season. Today’s assist for the Spaniard – his second attacking return of the campaign – means that he is now the top scoring defender in the game.

INJURIES AND BANS

The best goalkeepers for UEFA Champions League Fantasy

Edouard Mendy (£6.0m) missed out for Chelsea today, with Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.9m) replacing him in goal.

The Senegalese stopper was involved in a collision towards the end of Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Zenit on Tuesday, which meant he had trouble diving.

“Edou got a huge hit, we tried everything in the last days but he never felt fully comfortable in diving.” – Thomas Tuchel

Yves Bissouma (£4.6m) appeared to pick up a knock at the Amex Stadium. Despite not being taken off initially, he was finally withdrawn after 79 minutes, with Graham Potter providing an update after the match:

“He was desperate to play, the medical department were ok with it. He extended his knee a little bit. As the game starts to go on, the fatigue might be a problem, but he was desperate to go out. It was a decision for the medical department.”

Elsewhere, Son made a surprise return from injury and played the full 90 minutes for Spurs, as did team-mate Eric Dier (£4.6m). 

However, the injuries sustained by Lucas Moura (£6.5m) and Steven Bergwijn (£6.0m) in the Europa Conference League kept them out.

After serving one-match bans in Gameweek 5, Japhet Tanganga (£4.6m) and Michail Antonio (£7.9m) will both now be available for their respective teams next weekend.

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 5

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  1. Zebras
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Just watched MOTD2 and Barnes causing two disallowed goals speaks to what a bad start he’s had to this season and really makes me wonder why Rogers is still starting him

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      the rules should be updated, player in the offside that didnt touch the ball why does it matter

      1. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Impeding the GK's view although even that was probably debatable in those two instances. I couldn't make my own mind up with the camera angles provided on the broadcast.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Norwich had a goal ruled out late against Leicester for impeding the GKs view, seems they are fairly strict on it.

          1. tokara
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            if impeding the GK view is understandable but not in these instances i feel

  2. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA | Shaw | White
    Salah | Bruno | Jota | Raph | Benrahma
    Bamford | Toney

    Gunn | Livra | Scarlett | Hoever 2.6ITB, 1FT

    a) Toney > Antonio +1m
    b Toney + Bruno > Ronaldo (c) + 8.1m mid (Grealish/Sarr/etc)
    c) hold
    d) other

    Thinking GW7 WC with 3 Liverpool players and no Chelsea, but could mini WC and save for later

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      *(never had Antonio so it wouldn't be a waste)

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      b) with Sarr looks good.

      1. klopptimusprime
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Feel like the captaincy pushes it over the line despite not having Antonio vs Leeds

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      b - Ron + Sarr

  3. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Who else is targetting a triple up of TAA, Cancelo & Chelsea gw7/8, or something else?
    Interested to hear people's thoughts.

    1. Dušan Citizen
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      My plan is to go with TAA, double Chelsea defence (probably Rudiger and Alonso), Semedo and Livra or Duffy.

      Too bad that Chelsea don't have settled defence, but I think their double defence with those fixtures is a must.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes, alternatively to double Chelsea I am looking at Cancelo.
        Just looking like such a threat and dare I say possibly not a significant risk of rotation.

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I can't help but think that in those more favourable Chelsea fixtures Chilwell will get some game time, hence Alonso rotation.

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'm planning TAA, James, Cancelo & another Chelsea by GW8. Big at the back is back.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yes, strong.
            What two Chelsea assets are you looking at out of interest?

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Not sure on the 2nd Chelsea. Was thinking about Chilwell/ alonso but I think there's too much risk of split game time so I'll probably go with one of rudiger and Chris unless we get more info by GW8

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Do you think Christensen is nailed enough, I'm not sure.

        2. Dušan Citizen
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cancelo is also at risk I would say, especially with CL games.

          Alonso will also be benched, no doubt, I just think he is less likely to get subbed in than James, so a strong bench could do a job. Livramento and Dennis could be great subs for that.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Fullback is an area of depth lacking for City, no?

          2. tokara
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            i have Alonso and i think he is more nailed than we think

            His work rate up and down the left side offers the team additional man in the box and in the midfield...

            He should be rested midweek, will play against City and most games.

            1. Amartey Partey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Alonso was the best player on the pitch today.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      My preference will be TAA, Dias and Rudiger with Duffy + Livra.
      Should be able to get there without a hit by gw8 or 9.

    3. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      TAA Dias Rudiger for me

  4. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Lamptey’s flag has gone and is available again ….

    Hmmmm…

    IMP, Yep, to soon, but going to keep an eye out.

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Who will he replace?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        March, maybe?
        Although Brighton are playing very well so it won't be as simple as simply being available.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Potter said he was on track to play in the Carabao this week so see if he turns up and comes through unscathed. Will be hard to resist getting him in if he gets through the next week even though it's probably a transfer waiting to happen

  5. PartyTime
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Shaw is the most overrated fpl defender based on Ownership.

      He was the most owned player in the game as at gw 1, kept on saying he ain’t no Roberto Carlos

      1. ajay_kl +42
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I was a huge fan pre GW1. But really struggling not to shift him to Rudiger.

        I would have already done it if I didn't have Torres

        1. PartyTime
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I’m getting a Chelsea defender in gw 7. Already sold Shaw for Dias in gw 2, will sell Tsimikas & Grealish to afford a Chelsea defender

        2. kobewan
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Good thing FPL doesn't deduct points for Penalty conceded..

          1. PartyTime
              2 months, 15 days ago

              😆
              Also avoided a yc 🙂

        3. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Seeing lots of chat - understandably - about Chelsea defence but not a peep about Arsenal 🙂

          White is intriguing at 4.4 - way better value I suggest than Duffy who runs out of fixtures very soon. The Arsenal green run stretches to infinity and beyond really. Tierney could be as good value at 4.9.

          Certainly with Rudiger already in place I have White high up on watchlist for around GW8.

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Duffy offers attacking returns though

            1. pingissimus
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              But White outpointed him this week despite attacking returns 🙂

              Have Duffy and been playing. not benching him but will be moving him to 1st/2nd bench pretty much here on in apart from Norwich and Newcastle. Brighton have had a very cosy run of fixtures. Not sold on White yet but think he'd be where I'd go first if buying in that range now.

          2. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            But it is Arsenal

          3. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I still find it hard to trust Arsenal, two 1-0s, were lucky to not concede to Norwich despite having far more chances (although who hasn't against Norwich) and still yet to see highlights of Burnley game but they had a late penalty that was overturned right? Regardless they've been two of the worst teams in the division, was a good point for Arsenal to steady the ship but let's see how they cope against better opposition, Brighton, Palace and Villa will all be difficult for them and of course Spurs too next week.

            1. pingissimus
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I've only had an Arsenal asset for 2 weeks in my entire FPL career! So trust issues understood 🙂

              Think the next 2/3 should be interesting as a test. The chances are I'll double Chelsea of get Cancelo as I'm rocking 3.9 mill itb but things don't always turn out the way you expect

          4. PartyTime
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Chelsea’s defence is rock solid, Arsenal’s defence is fairly solid.

              Thing is I can’t spend 4.9 on an Arsenal defender. 4.5-4.7 for Takehiro or White would be my pick but for now I’ve got other fires to put out

            • RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I was looking hard at Gabriel. A little goal threat and decent baps.
              Think I’d rather stump for a Che/City asset.
              Like the idea of White as a 4th defender but already have Duffy and Livramento so not wasting that move.

          5. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Is anyone really selling Ronaldo in GW7?

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Not I.

              1. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                It is an issue right ?
                Lecister , Liverpool, Spurs, City, Chelsea from gw 8. Arguably 3/5 are the most difficult fixtures in the league.
                But he’s such a good goal scorer , just know where to be.
                I am really debating about this

            2. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              nope will have both.

            3. 1984 TC
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I not

            4. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              No.

          6. Ninjaa
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Best way to get Ronaldo in here. 2 fts and 2.4m itb.

            Salah Bruno Benrahma Gray Gilmour
            Antonio Ings Toney.

            1. waldo666
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Haven't done the sums but tipping either Bruno or Salah has to go to generate enough funds?

            2. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Bruno down and one of Ings/Toney up.

            3. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Bruno/Toney-> Ronaldo/Raph was a template move a couple of weeks ago. Prices have moved so dont know if its still viable but with that much in the bank you should be right

          7. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Even if Digne hasn't done anything, is it too hasty to drop him ahead of Norwich?

            1. RogDog_jimmy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              God I’m glad I never owned him.
              Makes sense to keep him but what a disappointment.

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Yep. I don't know if he's ever done anything for me when I have him in my team. He's been in my squad since the beginning. Not sure why I thought this time would be different.

            2. PartyTime
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Think you’ve to keep at least for the Norwich fixture

              • Harry the Hack
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Pickford will still be out, they just shipped 3 against AVL. I think Norwich scores

              • Hot Toddy
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I would sell.

            3. Tripleh123
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              1 free trf. Which one of these players is the most pressing concern atm?

              A) Greenwood
              B) Jota
              c) Sanchez

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I feel Greenwood.

                Brighton have got Palace, Arsenal and Norwich next. Not exactly teams that a banging in goals.

                1. Tripleh123
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Currently no Man Utd cover. No Ronaldo in squad. Swap Greenwood out for Sarr/Zaha or give it 1 more week and save the trf?

              2. PartyTime
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Greenwood

                • Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  All three have decent fixtures this week, so roll the FT and move two of them out next week.

              3. Neo-Viper
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Should I Shaw to Rudiger or DCL to Anto for free? Will he a double up with Behrama.

                1. luk46
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  get Antonio for Leeds, Rüdiger can come in a week after

                  1. Neo-Viper
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Cheers mate!!

                2. Harry the Hack
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  If 0.1 TV is an issue for you, Shaw will drop this week, his ownership is plummeting. Scorewise Antonio is clearly the best move this week

                  1. Neo-Viper
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    heard you clear mate!! Cheers!

              4. 15men1cup
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Hi Guys, I hope you all had a non stressful GW,

                I am looking to ship out Jota and have 0.3 ITB

                any suggestions. Thinking of going with Benny or Mount. Happy to take a hit if the idea is solid

                Any wise words will be much appreciated

                Bachmann, (4.0)
                Shaw, Dias, Rüdiger, Semedo, Ayling
                Salah, Sarr, JOTA, Raph, Sissoko
                Ronaldo, Antonio, Bamford

                Ta and happy tinkering

                1. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Mount came off today and Chelsea looked better. I think Tuchel is still figuring out how to get the mids and forwards to work together.

                  I’d steer clear of him myself.

                  Bennie I love. How about Gray? Everton fixtures look ok, could use that money left over to get from Shaw to TAA maybe?

                  1. 15men1cup
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    yes, I am going down that road for a switch from Shaw to Trent. cheers for the suggestions.

                    1. RogDog_jimmy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Sweet. Good luck to ya!

                2. luk46
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I quite like Gallagher, Shaw > Trent and your team looks very good

                  1. 15men1cup
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    thanks mate, Gallagher does look good, ta

                3. Harry the Hack
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I'd be looking to get a playing keeper before losing Jota...

                  1. 15men1cup
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Is Bachmann finished, I was hoping that was a one thing.....maybe Ramsdale then?

                    1. Harry the Hack
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      unknown.. either way it showed his spot is not nailed. It wasnt injury enforced

                      1. 15men1cup
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Thanks mate

              5. pingissimus
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Weekly update on the Top 10K Finally league for regulars yet to crack top 10K.

                Team of the week is Holmes's Out to Form which has shot up to 3k joining Abra Dubrvaka and Grealicious in the promised land. Sadly Andy S has dropped out after going Lukaku C but he's still right in touch.

                Notable that 4 of the top 5 have played BB so the gaps are narrower than they appear and the median score is rising steadily.

                Some pretty notable ownership trends. Around half the league had Wolves defence but just 4 had Chelsea 🙂 Imagine that's going to change a bit in a couple of weeks. Also the triple premium quotient rose from just 2 last week to 8 this week - that too could be a trend. Holmes it has to be said only has Mo right now. Antonio? Back down to 50% ownership - more or less the same as Jota.

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  walking on a thin ice now 😀

                  Next week is going to be tricky

                  1. pingissimus
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Dead impressed you've managed to hold off WC after that early BB - feels like you're playing a blinder here.

                    You intending to keep Martinez? I now have a huge cash pile and wondering where to put it. Contemplating a gk move in a few and wondering about going upmarket to leave plenty of slots for Palace attack 🙂

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Till WC, I'm willing to keep Martinez and cover tough game with Sanchez. Though GW8 looks like a dead end to that rotation, so I'm probably going to be forced to WC after that. Looking at Guaita as well.

                      Ideally I would like to hold WC till GW14 since that could be a good time to get a triple premium team. But injuries, doubts, forms are making it tough to even delay WC till GW8. 😀

                      1. pingissimus
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Jeez - you're planning ahead to GW14!!!

                        There's a logic to that approach in that by that time budgets will be swollen enough to afford 3 premiums and a team.

                        Not seeing too much wrong with your team. Ings was a solid hold and just Buendia looks out of place but surely he can play in defence in a blue shirt?

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Buendia is already gone 😀

                          "Ronaldo" is a pain, watched him play yesterday for the first time, watched AVL vs EVE game as well and I dont think he is going to blank in next 2 whatsoever.

                2. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Just realised I'm not in your league. Did you kick me out because of my 1 top 10 finish in 15+ years? Haha. Keep going Holmes!!

                  1. pingissimus
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Sorry

                    Got a lot of entrants with deeply serious track records which rather killed the point of the league. Just got carried away when I started the eviction process 🙂 Never have known when to stop.

                    1. fish&chips
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Haha no worries, it makes sense to limit it like that anyway. Good luck for making the top 10k this year!!

              6. luk46
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I've got no pressing issues at all, but would like to get some opinions.
                My initial thought with 2 ft's was Greenwood > Sarr and bank the other one to maybe not play wc in gw7.

                Sanchez
                Trent Coufal Shaw Livramento
                Salah Jota Raphinha Greenwood
                CR7 Antonio
                Steele Toney Gilmour Williams

                1. Harry the Hack
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  certainly don't need to play 2 this week, you are in good shape. don't know if it's worthwhile losing greenwood just yet home to AVL, i think he is still the starting choice for EPL while sancho starts in CL. Given Toney is bench, use your 1 transfer freeing up cash to Pukki or Dennis? Toney's fixtures fall off a cliff in comparison to those 2

                  1. waldo666
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    I'd be looking at something like this as well rather than lose Greenwood this week.

                    1. luk46
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      sounds alright, I prefer Dennis out of those two - would be a decent two week punt as well, before I might hit the wc button

                2. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  yes good move. Green to Sarr

                  1. luk46
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    thanks mate!

                3. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Toney to Denis or Soton forward

                  1. luk46
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Soton? Fixtures would put me off quite a bit for now, probably look at someone around gw8.
                    I like Dennis tho, next two couldn't get much better on paper - cheers.

              7. Kloppen Schloppen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                If you were going for the 3 premium set up, which midfielder would you lose to fund the move?

                A) Jota
                B) Torres
                C) Benrahma

                1. TKC07
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  B & A

                  1. Kloppen Schloppen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Gives 6.9 to spend on the below spot.

                    Raya
                    Rudi TAA Marcal Duffy Livra
                    Mo Jota Benrahma Allan XX
                    CR7 Rom 4.5

                2. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Yeah A and B.
                  Neither worth it for me right now though I prefer Jota to Torres

                3. waldo666
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  BAC

              8. Baberto
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                What to aim for by the next 2 gws

                A - Benny + Antonio
                B - Rud/Cancelo ( got james and fornals)

                1. Harry the Hack
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  B B B

              9. Sturridge Wars
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Which one to bring in?.

                A) Sarr
                B) Benrahma
                C) Gallagher

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  A

              10. jai1212
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Sanchez | Steele
                TAA Shaw White | Webster* Tsimikas*
                Salah Raphinha* Mount* Traore* | Gilmour
                Antonio CR7 Bamford

                1FT and 0.8 itb

                Who to transfer out here?
                A. Webster
                B. Mount
                C. Both

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Webster, injured.

                2. waldo666
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  A

              11. Sturridge Wars
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Who makes way for Rudiger ?

                Marcal or Semedo

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  You would've only just traded those Wolves players in, no?

                2. waldo666
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Semedo

              12. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Found myself loaded up in just a handful of teams.

                3x Liv
                3x MU
                2x WH
                2x Wolves

                and Sanchez.

                Danger times. Good fixture for them all at least.

                1. Sturridge Wars
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Don’t think United’s fixtures are that great after the Villa game

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    agree.
                    Also, Wolves' could be more difficult than initially perceived.

                2. RogDog_jimmy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Aye both true.
                  WC could be not far away.

              13. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I have been a Gray and Sarr owner for the last 2 weeks,
                Others with these assets, how long do you plan on keeping? Sarr, I initially thought was a likely trade after gw7, Gray arguably long-term.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Have Gray. Will ship him out next week if no other pressing concerns arise(for eg, Firmino comes back and Jota is benched).

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    yes, gw7-14 is fairly difficult for Gray.
                    Where are you looking should no concerns arise?

                    1. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Looking at Gallagher. Will see how he does this week.

                      1. Gabbiadini
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        interesting, few poor fixtures. especially man city.

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Yeah, hence looking at the next fixture vs Pool, to see if he can do it against the big teams. Will also be looking at other alternatives between now and GW7 in case something better springs to mind.

                          1. Gabbiadini
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Yes so will I.
                            Looking at 4atb, potentially.

              14. Manumana
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Reece James owner. Hold for MCI & hope for the best right

                1. Kloppen Schloppen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  100%

                2. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Will you play him? Wondering if I should bench him. Livra has a decent enough fixture

              15. Kloppen Schloppen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                People currently with CR7 and no WC left who planned to move CR7 to Rom in Week 7.

                Are you looking at staying the course, or are you considering keeping CR7?

                Personally, not convinced selling CR7 is advisable. The stats are mental.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I was strongly of the idea I'll switch Ronaldo to Lukaku on my WC in GW8. But now I'm not so sure. Will look at ways to fit both(and Salah) if I can.

                  1. Kloppen Schloppen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Yeah this is where I'm at as well. I'm reconsidering selling just after watching the last few games. I can fit him in with Rom and Salah no problem, but just a matter of weakening the side by having to get a 4.5 fwd in.

                    1. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Looked at a team for my GW8 WC this morning where I can fit Lukaku, Ronaldo, Salah in with another decent forward(possibly Toney), a 7-8m range mid, couple 6-7m range ones and a 5.5m range mid. But this will be at the expense of TAA. Giving it a thought tbh.

                2. CR7 is Home
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  He looks like he guarantees a goal every game, I was also looking to do Ronaldo to Lukaku but not sure now

                3. Hot Toddy
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Fixtures from 9-13 are rough.

                4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  His stats are just off the charts - he has just put up 3.32 XG & 13 shots in the box in two games… ( https://understat.com/player/2371 )

                  For comparison, Salah for example has 3.54 XG and 18 shots in the box…. But in 5 games 😆

                  So unlucky no to get a second goal yesterday… Villa will be interesting next week

                  1. Kloppen Schloppen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Yeah this is exactly what I'm seeing. He's already in the top 10 for xG playing 3 less games...keep that up and he'll be head and shoulders above anyone come year end. Can he do this in the bad fixtures though, to warrant weakening your side?

                    Reminds me of old school Kane

                  2. CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Yeah, hitting the target from very tight angles, always there for the rebounds, taking plenty of shots.

                    Difficult to see how he can't average goal a game

                    1. Rassi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      He has faced two sub par defences in PL. Goal a game won't happen.

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Not sure exactly how many he’ll score…

                      But Salah has faced 4 sub par defences & Chelsea & Ronaldo is blowing his stats out of the water from just two games

                      1. TorresMagic™
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        When you get to stat pad with goals at 0.84 (West Ham) and 0.89 (1st goal vs Newcastle) 3.32 is hardly a surprise.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          He got those goals because he’s an out & out penalty box predator now though - that’s the area he lives in

                          If he’d have gotten even one of the pens yesterday he’d be on over 4.0 XG from 2 games…

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 12 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            If he had scored the 1st time, he'd be 2.48.

                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Ah I’m with you now - the rebound aspect, fair enough that is going to inflate things & one of the XG gotchas tbf

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 12 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                Even the Jota miss was only 0.66

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Which XG model had it at 0.66?

                                  Someone yesterday said it was 0.75

                                  I would have put it at 1.5XG, just to shame him 😆

                                  1. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 12 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Using the same model you used.

                                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Yeah I prefer understat, the way Opta cap chances at 0.25XG is a bit bonkers

                                    Do you reckon the members area will update to use those more accurate stats?

                                  3. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 12 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    What do you mean with the 0.25? Jota had more than 0.66 in the members area and the Ronaldo goals are similar.

                                  4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Have Opta changed how they measure XG?

                                    Last season they were capping open play shots at 0.25XG - Lingard’s open goal at West Ham etc

                                  5. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 12 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    if it was against Newcastle, it was 0.79

                                  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                    • 11 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    No vs Leicester, the game before Newcastle

                                    The one against Newcastle was 0.75 (they give 0.75 for a penalty)

                                    But they cap individual open play shots at 0.25 - Lingard’s open goal vs Leicester the game before Newcastle for example, or Rashford free header in front of goal vs West Ham from Bruno’s cross (that he somehow missed 😆 )

                                  7. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 12 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    0.26, edge off penalty box goal, US gave it 0.34, a rare event where it gives more.

                            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              But over the long run the sheer volume of shots he’s generating is going to keep him ticking

                              There will likely be some unfortunate team/s on the wrong end of hattricks & 4 goal hauls at this rate

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 12 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                You know how many hatricks Ronaldo has for United right?

                                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                  • 11 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  In the two games he’s played for them in the poacher role?

                                  Or in the seasons when he was developing as an 18-24 year old winger?

                                  1. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 12 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    All up with all the penalties and perma captain in FPL. He was one of the reasons I did well in my 1st season even when a dead team for 2 months.

                      2. Rassi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Salah's relevance in this discussion is a mystery to me. Ronaldo may well be the top scorer but goal a game is a stretch.

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Often good to compare with the top performers - and Ronaldo is comparing very favourably with the top performers

                  3. Goonsquad245
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Statsbomb/Fbref have him at 2.5xG. They don’t double count the two chances he got for the goal yesterday.

                    In general, Statsbomb xG is far, far superior to understat and opta.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      The double count of the rebound is a very very good point in fairness & will really pad out his XG

                5. Rassi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Switching for sure after Everton. Not even Ronaldo is fixtureproof.

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Plus Ronaldo gets as many points for a goal as Toney and Antonio 🙂

                    1. CRO KLOPP
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      This

                6. CRO KLOPP
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I think that the caiptancy is the key,if you plan to switch captain between Salah and Lukaku between let say 8-14 then 12.5 is too much imo,if you captain Ronaldo than easy keep

                  1. CRO KLOPP
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Now I am switching captain between Ronaldo and Salah and not having Lukaku didnt hurt me at all,and my team looks balanced,

                7. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I’m probably keeping for 7/8 but moving him to Rom in 9 come hell or high water.

                  I don’t care who he is, fixtures matter.

                8. Baines on Toast...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ronaldo looks a much, much better option than Rom right now (and I have both).

                  Ronaldo shoots on sight. Lukaku keeps trying to assist his teammates, none of whom can finish.

              16. Inazuma X1
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                FPL barely lasts for 6-8 hours and then the weekday starts.. it's a pain to wait for 5 days for next GW. A few staggered games would've been better.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Personally didn't like the staggered games tbh. Felt like a chore most times. Though it's tough to wait 5 or so days, it's still better this way imo.

                2. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Nah, atleast out of 5 games, one game is watchable.

                3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  It’s a massive step backwards for FPL managers

                  You’re now locked out of watching at least 4 live games, usually more (and all the information that comes with) whether you want to or not

                  Was so much better one by one - not least because it gave everyone the choice - if you didn’t have the patience or attention span to watch a game, or the time to watch the game, then you didn’t have to watch it

                  Now the choice is gone - want to watch both Man Utd Villa & Chelsea Man City this weekend? Tough shite, they’re on at the same time

                  Want to see how Everton, Leeds, Leciester, Watford and all the key FPL prospects therein do this weekend? Tough shite they’re on at the same time

                  (I don’t care what anyone says, having one game on the TV and one on a phone/tablet/laptop isn’t watching the game, you miss all the important detail)

                  1. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Watching two games at once is just watching two games at once for the sake of watching. You absorb nothing from either games.

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Yep agreed - personally I’d much prefer game by game & the choice it gave everyone

                      1. Echoes
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Same

              17. Tripleh123
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Sanchez
                TAA Alonso Dias Duffy Willams
                Salah Benhrama Jota Gray Greenwood
                Lukaku Bamford

                Early trf Greenwood/Jota to Sarr/Zaha this week & double up on Chelsea defence Rudiger in gw7 or save the trf and do it next week?

                1. Inazuma X1
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Green to Sarr

              18. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Downgrading TAA to Semedo, to fund both Ronaldo n Lukaku is foolish, right?

                1. waldo666
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Extremely foolish.

                2. Cok3y5murf
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  If you’re downgrading TAA, only do it for a Chelsea or City defender.

                  1. Cok3y5murf
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Although I personally think that even without TAA, a 3-premium team is poor value and highly inflexible.

                    1. CR7 is Home
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      - Salah is a must,
                      - So it's whether Ronaldo can continue his insane stats in tougher games in which case we would need both Ron and kaku
                      - Or is it an easy switch to Lukaku

                      1. Cok3y5murf
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        He was a flat track bully last season, so it’s unlikely he keeps scoring in the tougher games. Plus you won’t captain him plus Bamford/Ings pretty much matched him this week.

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          This is one issue(and my initial one as well) due to which I'm not 100% about having both yet. Both Lukaku and Ronaldo are flat track bullies who are better against weaker oppositions. Hence I need to see something from Ronaldo against a tough-ish opposition. They have Everton in GW7, but I'm not sure if Everton classify as a tough opposition right now tbh.

                  2. CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Cheers mate will look into this

              19. Offs!de
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Sanchez | Steele
                TAA, Shaw, Veltman, White, Livra
                Salah, Greenwood, Benrahma, Sarr, Brown
                Ronaldo, Antonio, Bamford
                .
                Have 1.1m ITB, 1 FT
                What is the best possible transfer?

                1. luk46
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I would keep for this week

                2. Konstaapeli
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Save FT?

              20. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Why is it if you bring in Rudiger pre Tot MCI you're a genius but if you bring Lukaku in pre Tot MCI you've done it two weeks too early?

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Because Rudiger returned and Lukaku didn't

                2. luk46
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I guess it’s because Chelsea‘s defence is very hard to break down and tough games (whether you wanna include Spurs or not), tend to be tight.

                3. Cok3y5murf
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  It’s not. Just hindsight based on points.

                4. pingissimus
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  🙂

                  That was tough. There was enough in the Palace game though to suggest that Spurs attack was significantly down on their defence. No touches in the box for Kane and only really looked like conceding when down to 10.

                  Could yet be different story next week

                  #wiseafterthevent

                5. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 12 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Tottenham have terrible xG for one and Chelsea have great xGC.
                  He didn't have An Arsenal defender to bully this time.

              21. Cojones of Destiny
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                play:
                a. Marcal (SOU)
                b. Duffy (CRY)

                1. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  b

                2. Konstaapeli
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  A

              22. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Is Kovacic worth considering now? Thinking of downgrading jota to kovacic and upgrading bamford to lukaku before gw7.

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Personally, don't fancy Kovacic.

                2. Cojones of Destiny
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Zoph said he is a no go