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Budget FPL defender Livramento and Saints set for favourable fixtures

MANCHESTER CITY 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

  • Bonus: Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) x3, Ederson (£6.0m) x2, Ruben Dias (£6.1m) x2

NO MINUTES FOR TORRES

The failure of Manchester City to buy a striker to replace Sergio Aguero, combined with the desire of Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) to play as a wide forward, significantly boosted the out-of-position potential for Ferran Torres (£7.2m). Listed in midfield, the thought of a mid-priced asset playing as a striker for the champions escalated in excitement following his 18-point haul against Arsenal in Gameweek 3.

However, two price rises later and it’s a familiar scenario for those who put faith into the likes of Riyad Mahrez (£8.8m), Raheem Sterling (£10.8m) and Phil Foden (£7.9m) in recent times: Pep Roulette. As City chased a goal to break the deadlock, Guardiola was able to bring on Mahrez, Foden and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m), yet no Torres.

Today we didn’t win not because we don’t have a centre-forward. We didn’t win because the process to build up, to create, to give better balls to the players up front was not good. The reason is because we didn’t do the process for our back four and Fernandinho. The five guys who have to bring the ball to the other players was not good today.”

Pep Guardiola

Back-to-back trips to Chelsea and Liverpool further dent the Spaniard’s short-term appeal, especially considering the strong weekend for cheaper assets like Ismaila Sarr (£6.1m) and Raphinha (£6.5m).

BARGAIN LIVRAMENTO RETURNS AGAIN

It was a very impressive clean sheet for visitors Southampton. Following their 0-0 against West Ham, the Saints not only prevented Man City from winning 5-0 for a third consecutive home game but ensured that they couldn’t produce a shot on target until the 90th minute.

Tino Livramento (£4.2m) has quickly developed from a pre-season footnote into one of the first names on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s teamsheet. After a one-season break from the £4.0m defensive wonders of John Lundstram and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.4m), this attacking full-back – who still got forward even at the Etihad (see below) – brings enormous potential to FPL.

Above: Tino Livramento’s touch heatmap against Man City

Livramento received a late yellow card but his five points provided an unexpected boost to the many who had to turn to their benches due to the weekend’s high-profile absences. Southampton will be pleased with this draw, although securing four in a row can be interpreted in different ways. Difficult to beat or are they decisive enough to win matches?

On top of a home game against a misfiring Wolves this weekend, a promising run of fixtures from Gameweek 8 against Leeds (H), Burnley (H), Watford (a), Aston Villa (H) and Norwich (a) not only boosts Livramento’s appeal but that of Adam Armstrong (£6.0m). The striker had four attempts on goal on Saturday and was unlucky not to have been given a penalty after a suspicious challenge from Kyle Walker (£5.5m).

If Armstrong can retain his place in the starting line-up ahead of Che Adams (£6.9m) and Armando Broja (£5.0m), his cheap price could tempt managers to proceed with him as an enabler when stocking up on premium assets like Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) and Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m).

DIAS LOOKING SUPREME IN DEFENCE

Two successive Southampton clean sheets is good but Man City are now on a streak of four, having played 395 minutes since conceding a league goal. They have allowed the fewest number of shots (32, almost half of Chelsea’s 60) and just six from set pieces. Alongside Ederson and Joao Cancelo (£6.0m), Ruben Dias is one of three to have played every minute of the season, with the centre-back already delivering five bonus points. His last 31 league starts have returned an outstanding 19 shut-outs.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Bernardo Silva (Foden 72), Fernandinho (De Bruyne 65), Gundogan; Jesus (Mahrez 67), Sterling, Grealish

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Livramento (Perraud 86), Stephens (Salisu 37), Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Adams (Broja 68), Armstrong

ASTON VILLA 3-0 EVERTON

  • Goals: Matty Cash (£5.0m), Lucas Digne (£5.4m) own goal, Leon Bailey (£6.4m)
  • Assists: Douglas Luiz (£4.5m), Bailey, Danny Ings (£7.9m)
  • Bonus: Cash x3, Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) x2, Bailey

BAILEY HAS ARRIVED

Torres benched as Livramento nets a shock clean sheet at champions Man City

It was an action-packed cameo for new signing Leon Bailey (£6.4m). The £30m signing entered proceedings in the second half to play his first minutes at Villa Park, going on to assist the Lucas Digne (£5.4m) own-goal, score one of his own and get booked before being taken off with a quad injury after just 21 minutes.

The 24-year-old was bought with Jack Grealish (£8.0m) money and arrives with an exciting reputation, having scored 39 times in his four full seasons at Bayer Leverkusen. Hamstring troubles mean he is yet to start for Dean Smith’s side but, combined with his opening day assist, Bailey has scored once and set up two more during 84 minutes of action. He believes Saturday evening’s injury was caused by the ferocity of the strike that blasted past Asmir Begovic (£4.0m).

“The injury was actually from the shot – I think I hit it too hard so I started feeling a little stiff in my quad. But I don’t think it should be anything serious. Instead of risking it I decided to come out – because we have a lot of games coming up. So no worries.”

Leon Bailey

Aston Villa again lined up in a wing-back formation that enabled Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) to play as a partnership up front. Whether a fully-fit Bailey reverts Villa back to the 4-2-3-1 remains to be seen, as it may have been forced by the absence of both himself and Emi Buendia (£6.4m). Away meetings with Manchester United and Tottenham dent their short-term appeal, although the tactics may become clearer by the subsequent run of six promising fixtures.

GRAY BLANKS AS DIGNE CONTINUES TO DISAPPOINT

Demarai Gray (£5.8m) has collected an ownership of 17.6% because of successive goals against Leeds United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Burnley but that run ended against Villa. His stats seemed unsustainable, with those three goals coming from just three shots on target and four attempts from inside the box.

His successful start on Merseyside has been unexpected and he seems to be the default choice of midfielder in the sub-£6.0m bracket, although his xGI (expected goal involvement) of 1.60 ranks below seven others in this range.

At the back, Digne has returned a pitiful nine points from five matches, notching his third Premier League own-goal when nodding Bailey’s in-swinging corner past his goalkeeper. However, managers wanting to get rid of the Frenchman may want to wait one more Gameweek – the Toffees are about to face Norwich at home.

RICHARLISON OUT FOR “2/3 WEEKS”

Whilst Everton came from behind to defeat Burnley 3-1 without the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.1m), things were more difficult here. Rafa Benitez was also robbed of Richarlison (£7.5m) up front due to a knee injury, so handed a first start to Salomon Rondon (£6.0m). The Venezuelan’s only two touches in the penalty box were shots but he couldn’t convert either.

“We started the game quite well and in the first half had a lot of situations on the counter-attack where the final decision was not right – but we were very close. Salomon, Demarai Gray and Alex Iwobi [had chances], so we had two or three situations where it could have been different.” – Rafa Benitez

Benitez believes Richarlison, Seamus Coleman (£5.0m) and Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) will be out for “two to three weeks minimum”, with the goalkeeper missing out due to a shoulder problem and Irishman suffering a hamstring strain.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings; Cash (Traore 86), McGinn (Nakamba 40), Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Targett (Bailey 61 (Young 82)); Watkins, Ings

Everton XI: Begovic; Godfrey (Kenny 80), Mina, Keane, Digne; Allan (Gordon 72), Doucoure; Townsend, Gray, Iwobi (Davies 81); Rondon (Andre Gomes 63)

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM GAMEWEEK 5

FPLMarc88 Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.”

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  1. GW6 Fixture and clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
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    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    GW6 fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/1so2zaz
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    GW5 clean sheet results:
    MCI: 55% ✅
    LIV: 51% ✅
    WOL: 45% ❌
    CHE: 41% ✅
    ARS: 36% ✅
    NOR: 35% ❌
    MNU: 33% ❌
    AVL: 31% ✅
    BHA: 31% ❌
    LEI: 31% ❌
    BRE: 27% ✅
    EVE: 27% ❌
    LEE: 26% ❌
    WAT: 26% ❌
    BUR: 24% ❌
    TOT: 22% ❌
    NEW: 21% ❌
    WHU: 17% ❌
    CRY: 9% ❌
    SOU: 8% ✅

    GW6 clean sheet odds:
    LIV: 46%
    LEI: 45%
    MNU: 42%
    EVE: 40%
    BHA: 35%
    CRY: 32%
    ARS: 31%
    SOU: 31%
    WAT: 31%
    WOL: 31%
    MCI: 30%
    CHE: 28%
    NEW: 28%
    TOT: 28%
    LEE: 23%
    WHU: 23%
    NOR: 17%
    BUR: 15%
    BRE: 13%
    AVL: 12%
    (Provided by Betbrain)

    Clean sheet totals:
    Chelsea: 4 (+1)
    Liverpool: 4 (+1)
    Manchester City: 4 (+1)
    Brentford: 3 (+1)
    Tottenham: 3
    Arsenal: 2 (+1)
    Aston Villa: 2 (+1)
    Brighton: 2
    Crystal Palace: 2
    Southampton: 2 (+1)
    Everton: 1
    Leicester City: 1
    Manchester Utd: 1
    West Ham: 1
    Wolves: 1

    Not a great week for me, lost my H2H by a point to Seb and welcomed in my first (as expected) red arrow. Still managed 54 points so can't complain really 🙂

    Just gonna roll my transfer this week and will have 2 for next week to bring in Raphinha or Sarr and Rudiger or Alonso.

    Whatever your moves and dilemmas this week, hope it all works out for you, and I'll no catch you again next week.

    Have a good'un!!!

    G

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Jeez they didn't half get Wolves wrong 😆

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Southampton? 😆

    2. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      in the clean sheet totals what does the (+1) mean?

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Last GW results

        1. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          thank you

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        got a CS week just gone

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 4 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          This.

          Cheers lads 🙂

    3. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Thank you for taking the time to put this together, Gee Whizz.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 4 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        No worries 🙂

    4. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      8% chance of a Southampton clean sheet against City - wow! How much would a tenner on that have gotten you?

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 4 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        No idea, definitely a profit lol

    5. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 9 hours ago

      Thanks as always. Do you know if these get updated somewhere following the pressers? Just wondering if West Ham’s odds may have improved with the Bamford and Raph updates

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 4 Years
        27 days, 9 hours ago

        Looks like they may have done...

        Currently showing as West Ham 25%
        Leeds 21%

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          27 days, 8 hours ago

          That’s great, thanks for checking. Thinking I’ll move Coufal ahead of Marcal as a result of today’s news, better prospects at both ends now…

  2. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 6 hours ago

    Torres is giving me such a headache. Would be great to save an FT, but Chelsea and Liverpool in the next two - is it really worth keeping him?

    Sarr is a bit of a wait and see, Gray is unlikely to keep overperforming imo, but Gallagher is tempting me.

    Any suggestions?

    A) Keep
    B) Sarr
    C) Gray
    D) Gallagher

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      B

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 6 hours ago

      Same dilemma for me.
      Have no idea what to do.
      Leaning on having two ft for 7

    3. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Gray is overperforming but he does have Norwich next so it’s a great one week punt esp since Torres plays a stubborn Chelsea def

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah he is tempting me for that one week! But then it’s united and the hammers after, I don’t really see the point of using a transfer for a one week player ..

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      If you've used WC already, go Gallagher.

      Otherwise, Sarr is the better short term option.

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Why only get Gallagher if I’ve used WC?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Because Gallagher is better long term. Sarr is better short term and will probably gain you team value as well before you WC in 8 (probably best since it's IB)

    5. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I'd go Sarr, especially if you have your WC left. He has that talismanic nature to him and also comes with superior short-term fixtures than any of the options. Femenia being back is also immensely helping his offensive data.

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah I just got Sarr. I was going to get him last week anyway - so why not do it now after he’s smashed! Cheers everyone ✌

    6. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      C especially with the fixture

    7. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Sarr, IB WC - easy

    8. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      D

    9. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      D

  3. FPLWHU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Hi everyone,
    I’m wildcarding this week, mainly to get TAA and Ronaldo in.

    Any thoughts on who to replace Greenwood with?

    My team at the mo:

    Sá/McGovern
    TAA/Dias/R James/Rudiger/Tsimikas
    Salah/Benrahma/Gray/Sarr/Greenwood
    Antonio/Dennis/Lukaku

    Can only move Lukaku to Ronaldo once I’ve replaced Greenwood.
    Might also take Sá out, as not sure on Wolves DEF

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I wouldn't have Tsimikas on WC. Also, I'd just downgrade Greenwood down to a 4.5 and upgrade Dennis to a more expensive forward.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I would ditch Sa.

      None of the 7 to 8m midfielders are really knocking on anydoors at the moment. Downgrade Greenwood which gets you Ronaldo and then you can upgrade Dennis as well.

  4. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Hey everyone
    Worth punting on pepe from gameweek 8?
    CRY H AVL H LEI A WAT H LIV A NEW H
    I think those aren’t a bad set of fixtures.

    1. FPLWHU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Just so expensive for the risk, but if you can afford him, would be a good differential

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        I can
        Jota to pepe

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I would stay well clear

    3. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      i would steer clear of Arsenal at the moment, that's a price for Pepe!

  5. Coldplay
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    a) Bruno -> Mane
    b) Bruno + Ings -> Greenwood + CR7 (-4)

    1. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Tough that call!
      Mane is starting to show his old form and sharpness.
      However, CR7 is the ultimate goal hanger, mane could be a great differential if he keeps the form up!

  6. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Start two

    A) Marcal
    B) Duffy
    C) Liv

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      AC

  7. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Here's a tough one - Benrahma or Gallagher?

    1. Igz08
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Gallagher for me, but I’m biased against Benny I think

    2. Coldplay
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Benny but he's also expensive

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Gallagher. Saves money, good underlyings, better fixtures, set pieces, lower owned.

      I'd keep Benrahma if you have already but if on WC or looking for a replacement for Torres or Traore types then I'd go Gallagher.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Gallagher has 4.1 XGi in 360 minutes

      Benrahma has 2.7 XGi in 424 minutes...

      That doesn't look tough tbf

    5. FPLWHU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Benrahma faces Leeds with no CBs then his old club. He had 3 double figure returns out of 5…I don’t mind everyone else saying drop him…when Antonio returns, they will partner up again (at least for next 2 GWs)

      Gallagher also good enabler - I’d be tempted to have both, and save money on others

  8. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    I'm hoping to roll FT this week and then do a one week double punt in GW7.

    A) TAA + Jota > Thiago Silva + Son
    B) Jota + Ayling > Alonso + Trincao (6.5m one week punt... no idea who might be good)

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm prob gonna do A with a hit before WCing - but maybe risk James depending on what happens before then - TAA vs Leicester type haul incoming 😀

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      You not getting Lukaku in, or do you already have him? Ronaldo against Everton just as good an option to be fair.

      Think A has a higher ceiling. Shame the funds don't stretch for Alonso + Son

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah if it's one week I think keeping Ronaldo is the way.

        Indeed, unfortunate that I'm a few mill off being able to get Alonso + Son. That would've been good. Could still do it with a hit or if I lose Salah ofc...

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Don't take a hit. It only takes for a surprise benching of Alonso to give Chilly some game time...

        2. Mo Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          I loved him last season, but can't loom at Spurs yet, I don't like how Nuno is making them play and although a fantastic start. I can Arsenal doing a 1-0 away against them!

          1. Mo Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 5 hours ago

            Son that is!

    3. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Alonso + Son possible in the first one?

      Wouldn't go Trincao for sure as he might be dropped for Hwang or Podence. Sarr, Raphina and Pepe better options for me.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Sadly no. I'm short 0.4m that would've been the move.

        The midfield options aren't great for one week punts tbh. I have double Leeds, double West ham already...

    4. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      That's a lot of yellow warning signs in your team, hopefully there'll be OK by weekend for you.
      I hate yellow warning more than red sometimes...

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Use 2 fts to get rid of salah for the city game and get lukaku for saints?

        Then wildcard salah back for gw8??

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          Thought about that. But my three forwards are:

          Antonio (BRE) Bamford (WAT) Ronaldo (EVE)

  9. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Long way to go until I wildcard still, but I quite like the set-and-forget back 4 of:

    TAA - Rudi - Cancelo - Dias/James/Alonso

    Do you think that would be too much money spent in defence? Will be going with 2 premiums

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      nah, looks good

    2. FPLWHU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I think Liv/Che/MCI will set some great Clean Sheet records this season, especially Chelsea.
      I think it’d be good to have 4 of those. Shame Reece isn’t guaranteed to start every week. But they can all get rotated, so I guess its trying to work out who will likely play the most over a season.
      Dias and TAA are the best options, possibly Rudi as well. Alonso has a high ceiling for points but could get rotated with Chilwell in the long run.

    3. LeSof
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      I’m getting something similar by game week 8, in TAA Christensen Alonso and Dias. Never been a fan of anything but 3 at the back, but those defenses look like the strongest we’ve seen in a very long time. As long as you get some bench cover for rotations

  10. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Torres, Shaw > Sarr, Rudiger?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Nah. This for free? Wouldn't sell Shaw just yet

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 5 hours ago

        Yeah for free. I'm wanting double Chelsea defence, have no WC and will cost me an extra 0.2 to do next week. Don't think United keep a clean sheet vs Villa. Can see Chelsea vs City being 0-0.

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 5 hours ago

          Shaw > Rudiger will cost me an extra 0.2 next week that is

    2. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Would hold onto Shaw for now but the other move looks good.

  11. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    With only 1ft would you do Jiménez to Antonio or save ?

    1. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Antonio playing against a Leeds team which seems to have injuries and 2nd season blues right now...

    2. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      I would honestly

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes

  12. Thinkering like a Boss
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Shaw > Rudiger?

    or wait for Reece James?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Do that next week

  13. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    Would you do Pogba to Sarr for free?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Nope, atleast not in next 2

    2. Deer-in-headlights
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      With McTominay back, Pogba seems to be getting into dangerous positions again. With Villa this week he could do well.

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 5 hours ago

    After WC shock, hoping for better week!

    Removed Benrahma for Torres, backfired spectacularly 🙁

    Sa
    Trent, James, Tierney
    Salah, Greenwood, Torres, Gray
    Bamford, Lukaku, Antonio

    4.0, Semedo, Sissoko, Livramento

  15. Third Eye Vision
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Played my WC last week. My starting defence of TAA, Matip and James were all non-starters.

    I was away and missed the weekend’s footy. I know Trent was ill. Looking at Liverpool’s starting line up, I couldn’t work out why Matip was missing. Does anyone know why? And is he likely to play this week?

    1. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      I think Klopp is starting is own roulette!! Which I am hating....really think it should be TAA, Matip, VVD and Robbo every premier league game. I have not seen anything about Matip being injured on Liverpool Echo...

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Matip was given a rest and should be back in the starting 11 GW6.

    3. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Normal rotation for Matip, should be back this week. Probably can't play 3 games in 7 days.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      I had a horror show as well.
      Matin was rested after playing mid week I believe.
      James - if he is benched this week getting rid.

    5. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Thanks for all the replies.

      I’ll probably ship Matip in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed for the same three this week.

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Torres to?

    A. Sarr
    B. Raphinha
    C. Gallagher
    D. Gray
    E. Keep
    F. Someone else

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Raphinha if fit

      Otherwise Gray

    2. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      D. Home to Norwich....
      in terms of City, Gundo has played nearly every minute, had hime since the start, not letting go of him yet and he is always good for a goal/assist!

    3. Just a fountain
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Did C.
      xG, young, cheap

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      C

  17. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Sanchez
    TAA / Christensen / Coady
    Salah / Jota / Torres / Traore
    Ronaldo / Bamford / Jimenez

    Steele / White / Livra / Allan

    Any ideas what to do with this lot? Torres to Sarr maybe? Jota to Gray?

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      WC available or gone?

      Torres to Gray?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        WC gone.

        Torres was always a risk, don't think I can be bothered with the hassle now. So Torres to Sarr or Gray my most likely move.

        Jota is probably a transfer waiting to happen so tempted to ship him for one of the two too and hope I make the hit back with Sarr/Gray's good fixtures this week.

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Similarish team. Wc gone too. Currently planning Torres to Gallagher. Next week Jota to Raph

  18. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Did Pep really just blame Dias for the lack of goals against Southampton?

  19. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Torres starting vs Wycombe. Chances for the weekend not great

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Has no bearing

    2. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      he'll probably come after 60 minutes, whether he has scored zero or 3!!so I agree, don't think this has any bearing on pick at the weekend.

      1. Mo Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        *come OFF that is...before any remarks...

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 4 hours ago

          His sig other of very lucky

  20. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Nice, Firmino not even on the bench tonight. Jota gets one last game vs Brentford

    1. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      so Jota can score his 3rd and 4th of the season. I love Bobby but it's hard to say who will start each week when bobby is fully fit, but defo, Jota against Brentford!

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      its not like it has to be only jota or bobby
      jota can play either side as well, unlikely salah gets much rest but mane could and all 4 can play also

      1. Mo Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        This is talk jota might take up position of Elliot since his injury, so they could both play, would be very attacking and I would love to see it (I am missing Harvey Elliot already)

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        No, but it means he almost definitely starts. If bobby was fit you can't say that

  21. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Torres starting for city today. He's out this weekend then.

    1. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Or maybe Pep wants him to get ready for the weekend?

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Haha yeah possible too. I am done with Pep Roulette.

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Sterling also starts so that's a positive if u want to keep torres

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Or both to miss the weekend game? Who knows.

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Back three of TAA VVD and Dias looks really tasty and no rotation worries...

    1. Mo Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      That's one tasty Burger!!

  23. Sir Edo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    After a bad FPL start you are happy with Jota not starting tonight. 🙂

  24. Mo Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Liverpool gone B team, which hopefully means the normal 11 starting this weekend!! PHEW!!

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Jota, Mané, Salah frontline imo

      1. Mo Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        absolutement!

  25. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Got Ayling, Bamford and Raphinha all flagged lol. Any info? Thx

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Bamford should be ok.
      Ayling could miss the weekend game.
      Not sure about Raphinha

  26. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    That´s enough of Torres for me.

    He's out but I'll wait until Friday night to do my move.

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      What if he bangs a hattie today?

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Yup had enough

  27. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/posts/raphinha-leeds-united-premier-league-soccer

    Spam posting this because it is a phenomenal read. You are all welcome

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      It's good.

      To be honest I knew kids growing up in and around Leeds in not to dissimilar circumstances... Not as drastic but not a million miles apart.

  28. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    KDB over salah on WCGW8 could be a tidy call

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 4 hours ago

      Could end in pain too

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 4 hours ago

        Gives you (BUR, bha) to salah’s (wat, mun) and if it is that scary to go without then it’s an easy move back

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 4 hours ago

    Tsimakas starting tonight. Robbo back over the weekend.

  30. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Tsmikas assist origi goal
    Tsmikas is awesome