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FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) scored for the fifth occasion in six Gameweeks on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) produced a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) blank for the first time since his return to Manchester United.

Raphinha (£6.5m), Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m), Demarai Gray (£5.8m) and Diogo Jota (£7.7m) all delivered attacking returns on a good day for mid-price midfielders, while Michail Antonio (£7.9m) returned to scoring ways and Manchester City banked their fifth clean sheet in six league matches.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of the day’s games but in the meantime, our resurrected Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 6 fixtures.

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

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injuries and lessons learned 1

Raphinha (£6.5m) recovered from a hip injury to feature and score in Leeds United’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United but, after overcoming a blow to the head in the first half, was withdrawn midway through the second period – and pictured with ice on his legs on the hosts’ bench.

“He let us know that it was becoming difficult to stay on the pitch. Throughout the whole week, he was recovering from the knock he received against Newcastle. He played a great game as long as he could stay on the field.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Raphinha

Burnley goalscorer Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m) is one of three new injury worries for the Clarets.

“We lost J-Rod with a hamstring yesterday. Unfortunately, we lost Vyds to an injury. We’ve lost [Cornet] to an injury, [too]. It’s too early but I think it is his hamstring.” – Sean Dyche

Reece James (£5.6m) limped out of Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City with an ankle problem, the extent of which is still unknown.

“I don’t know about Reece [James] at the moment. He twisted his ankle and it was very painful for him. I have no other news on him at this stage but let’s see how he is in the next few days.” – Thomas Tuchel

Two other defenders in the same price rung, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Harry Maguire (£5.4m), came off with injuries in their defeat to Aston Villa.

“Sorry, I can’t give you any updates. We will have to use today and tomorrow and Monday or when we get the scans done and see how we are.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) was back on the bench for Liverpool for their clash with Brentford, who lost goalscoring centre-half Ethan Pinnock (£4.6m) to a hip problem in the first half.

Rodri (£5.5m), John Stones (£5.3m), Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m), Joe Willock (£5.9m) and Jack Harrison (£5.8m) were among the previously flagged players who returned to their respective clubs’ matchday squads on Saturday.

THE THINGS WE LEARNED

FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned 2
NEVER BACK AGAINST CITY’S DEFENCE

It’s five clean sheets on the spin for Manchester City, who didn’t look like conceding at all against Chelsea: the Blues have the lowest expected goals (xG) total of any side in Gameweek 6 so far.

Many of us will be considering City defenders from Gameweek 8 onwards but who would back against them shutting Liverpool out next weekend? Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded only two ‘big chances’ all season and just five shots on target – that’s eight fewer than any other side.

Following his assist at Stamford Bridge, Joao Cancelo (£6.0m) is now top among FPL defenders for points this season.

WHO IS ON PENALTIES AT UNITED?

Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) skied a stoppage-time penalty as Ronaldo watched on in Manchester United’s defeat to Aston Villa.

Naturally, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was plagued with questions on spot-kicks in his post-match press conference and didn’t give us a completely clear-cut answer on who will take them in future.

“The decision [on who will take penalties] is made before the game, yeah.

“Bruno has been excellent, he’s such a good penalty taker and today, you’d back him with your mortgage. He’ll step forward every day of the week, for the club and the team, sometimes it just doesn’t go your way.

“This is going to be the headline isn’t it? Bruno has been excellent and Cristiano is probably the one who has scored the most penalties in world football. So we’ve got great takers here.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

MID-PRICE MIDFIELDERS REMAIN EN VOGUE

Salah is well clear at the top of the FPL midfielders’ table but the chasing pack are dominated by sub-£8.0m options.

And a look at FPL’s ‘form’ table (points divided by a club’s games played over the last 30 days) shows just why the likes of Sarr and Gray are so in demand.

The trio of Everton players featured above are all now among the top ten highest-scoring midfielders of the season.

Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) have both returned in four of their six starts, while Andros Townsend (£5.4m) appears to be on penalty-taking duties in the absence of Everton’s two strikers – the winger scored from the spot in the Toffees’ 2-0 win over Norwich City.

FIVE DEFENCES TO TARGET

Five teams remain without a clean sheet this season and they all showed on Saturday why they are sides to target from an FPL perspective, conceding in their respective Gameweek 6 fixtures and allowing plenty of chances along the way.

Norwich, Watford, Newcastle, Leeds and Burnley are the clubs in question and all of those teams are in the bottom six for ‘big chances conceded’ in 2021/22.

All bar Newcastle of that quintet conceded between 1.99 and 2.17 expected goals (xG) on Saturday.

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 6

Another week and another table-topping appearance from Antonio, whose expected goal involvement (xGI) figure of 1.63 was the highest in Gameweek 6 so far. The West Ham also couldn’t be bettered for shots in the box (six).

Antonio (5.41) is only narrowly behind Salah (5.43) for xGI over the course of the season, despite playing one game fewer.

The fall of Fernandes in FPL circles has been remarkable but he is not a complete busted flush, especially if – and that’s a big if – he remains on penalties. He created a remarkable 10 chances on Saturday, twice as many as any other player, and more than any other player in a single game in the last 20 months.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m), who has now delivered attacking returns in five of his six appearances this season, took his tally to 16 key passes with another five at Watford. He is now top among FPL forwards for chances created.

Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) certainly seems to be benefitting from playing as a sole striker and not sharing the limelight with Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.1m). He racked up more penalty box touches (14) than anyone else in Gameweek 6 and is second for that stat among forwards in the season as whole, as well as shots in the box.

Vardy is now level with Salah and Antonio for goals scored (five) in 2021/22.

2,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who wins:

    A. White & 10pts

    B. Gallagher, Ramshackle, Duffy & Livramento

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      White & Ramsdale will likely score similar so the question is can Gallagher, Duffy & Livramento score more than 10 points ?

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So the question is do Gallgher, Duffy or Livramento get a goal or assist between them

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          or CS

    2. Salahlulijah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B just

    3. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers all…

    4. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

  2. Jafooli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone know the average number of players left per team?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      2

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Approximately 2 with Sanchez being one of them.

    3. Jafooli
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers both…..have four 😎

  3. Tibbs
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Shaw + Jota + Traore>> Rudiger + Raph + Benrahma? (-4)

    Yes or no?

    1. Offs!de
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes for long term

    2. Salahlulijah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I’d reconsider Traore. As an owner myself he’s very frustrating to own

      1. Salahlulijah
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Just realised you’re getting rid haha, yeah do it!

  4. Malinwa
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Need some advice here.

    2FT - What would you do?
    A. Shaw+Greenwood > Rudiger+Sarr
    B. Shaw+Ronaldo > Alonso+Lukaku
    C. Otter?

    Sanchez
    Semedo-shaw-TAA
    Salah-Raph-Greenwood-Benrahma
    Ronaldo-Toney-Antonio

    Steele-gilmour-White-ayling

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. Offs!de
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same dilemma for me. I think, it will depend on who you are going to give armband in gw7.

  5. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which two players do I ship out first this week? (*WC in GW8)

    A: Jota
    B: Ayling
    C: Greenwood
    D: Ronaldo (to Lukaku)
    E: Bachhmann
    F: Tsimikas

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just play WC now.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Have two FTs. Still play the WC this week?

        1. Offs!de
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Don't play wc this gw. Just use 2 FT

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Which two players to ship then, do you reckon?

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Why not then try to target Norwich ?
          Get x Burnley as a calculated one week punt.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            x 2 Burnley.

          2. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Good point. Might look into them. Cheers.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Should've mentioned. Have 2 FTs.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Maybe wait until after CL matches then C & B to fund a Chelsea defender and a one week midfield punt or something if you’re going to sell Greenwood anyways

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

      A D

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If wc in 8, i would target Norwich, like going for some one like mcneill. Maybe a defender, but Burnley are not good at it, but tarkowski for a goal?

    6. Plant Based FPLer
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I think Man U at home to Everton could be a rout. Lots of familiar faces for Ronaldo to take advantage of.

      If anything, wait until as late as possible, after Champions League games certainly.

      1. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think we need to stop talking about Ronaldo taking advantage of familiar faces right now!

        1. Plant Based FPLer
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Are you talking about the Villa blank? I didn't think he would do all that great against Villa. But, maybe after blanking, Greenwood will get a talking to and maybe they might click against Everton. Greenwood literally turned, saw Ronaldo open, and was like Nah, and turned back around the other way and shot right into a defender, on that one position. So dumb. His shots were such trash in general. I only have Greenwood and am holding, though. My lineup looks great for GW7, and having the wildcard for GW8 seems better if possible, idk what the original poster's lineup is.

          1. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            no. im talking about los angeles

            1. Plant Based FPLer
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I don't know what you mean.

      2. Plant Based FPLer
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Well, maybe not familiar, but not all too impressive, anyway. And the FDR of 4 could be the joke of the season. Everton, at home? 4? Utterly ridiculous. And those things aren't ever updated. So Everton could still be without Richarlison and DCL.

        1. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          whoosh

  6. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    For those who are targeting WC this week or next, what formation are we eyeing up? I’ve always played 3-4-3 but honestly with the value that the 5.5-6 defenders bring compared to their counterparts at the same price in midfield a 4-3-3 doesn’t look all that bad…

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I played my WC before this week and went for TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger & Alonso at the back with Salah and CR7 (to become Lukaku)& Antonio as main captain options.
      This set up let's me have few mid price mids rotating depending on fixtures - pretty happy with it so it's bound to go bad 😉

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        You’ve done well to play it early and get ahead of us, catching a few price changes along the way as well. Your biggest problem now will be seeing all our WC drafts over the coming weeks hahaha. But I like your set up the defense is as solid as they get and you have a captain option every week

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks, my biggest problem now is no WC when inevitably half of my team gets flagged during IB ;).

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Nice, I went with TAA, Shaw, James and Semedo 😀

    2. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I've been playing with different WCs for GW 8 and feel the most satisfied with a 4-3-3 as well.

      TAA plus a trio of City/Chelsea defenders and Liv as a bench option.

      In midfield I'm only really happy with Salah and Raphina, not sure who else to pick up. Been looking at Grealish for the third option but the output just isnt there yet. That's why I feel like I'm leaning toward a lighter midfield with fixtures turning for the mid price asessts like Sarr and Ben, plus the unknown of minutes and drop in output from players like Greenwood and Jota.

      Upfront it seems obvious with Kaku and Antonio. Armstrong has brillant fixtures but I might just keep hold of Toney as my third as Brentford have proven to be an exciting and attacking side and after the Chelsea fixture I fancy then scoring against anyone

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Similar thinking to you here mate. The defense you mentioned plus 2 midfielders are all but locks in my side, as well as Lukaku and Antonio but it’s the other pieces to the puzzle that need to be filled in.
        For that 3rd striker spot I’m weighing up whether or not to take a punt on Jesus instead of a city midfielder becayse other than Grealish he seems to be getting good minutes plus is further up the field I believe, although a little more expensive. On the flip side, going with Toney/Armstrong instead frees up more cash in midfield for someone like Zaha or another in the price range or even the mid ranges like Sarr/Bennie and then maybe having a 4th mid who’s around 5.5 who can come off the bench if needed. Lots to ponder for sure but I like your thinking

      2. MARVELLUS
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Very informative post. I am either going with very similar to you, or a 343 with Vardy, tempted to go with similar to you, possibly with ASM.

    3. Ryan
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'm thinking of a 343/433 hybrid with a 4th defender and cheap mids that can easily rotate in and out according to fixtures. I think White is great value at 4.4 for that position.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He is a great value but then you look at Tierney and really want to find this 0.5m for the Scotsman as he is often playing as a winger.
        The other issue I've found on my WC was that once you get 1 x Man City, 2 x Chelsea and TAA there is simply no point to spend 4.4 on a bench fodder when you can have Livramento.

        1. Ryan
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He's only .2m cheaper, he can still be the 5th defender.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Absolutely, I guess for me buying Saints defender at 4.0m made the difference.

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

      I’m on 4-3-3. I think there’s a lot of logic to this formation given price points in various positions.

    5. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Literally came here, wanting to ask the same.

      4-4-2 even, with Bamford injured, and Toney not thát alluring until GW 10, I'm thinking.

      Cancelo - TAA - Alonso - Rudiger (Livra)

      Salah - Raph - Benrahma (2 out of Sarr or Gray or ESR or Odegaard)

      Lukaku - Antonio (Dennis)

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        GK probably Meslier (Foster)

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This looks good as well imo, although Dennis’ fixtures are changing he’s still getting good minutes and taking plenty of shots so is a good option in a 4-4-2 as opposed to a 4.5 who won’t ever start. Today’s game will be a great auction for the 2 Arsenal mids because I’m sure interested to see how the two you mentioned compare, ESR nice being cheaper but Ode on set pieces is a nice thing to have in the back pocket. Only other question that may arise is if you can afford whether to go double city defenders and single Chelsea or double Chelsea single City

      3. OLEgend
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Going with the similar formation, don't fancy Gallager with the fixtures?

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Like it a lot, very similar to my set up.

    6. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      4-4-2 with Ederson in goal,No Ronaldo,double Chelsea City defence.

      Ederson
      Alonso Rudiger TAA Cancelo (Livramento)
      Raphinha Gallagher Salah 8.1 (D.Luiz)
      Lukaku Antonio 4.5
      Currently on Grealish for the 4th mid spot looking at the City fixtures on 8,9,10

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yesterday muddied the waters a bit. Premium defenders blanking - City aside, mid-price midfielders excelling.
        Long-term though, I'm seguing into a Back 4 - TAA and 3 from Che/City. Mid: Salah and 2 mid-pricers; 3 up top, only one being a premium. So that's a mainly 433 with a decent 4th mid to step in when a defender is rotated.

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Think double Chelsea / double City is a matter of TV - there is 1M difference between the two.

        Gallagher another nice option too. There's 6 or 7 which don't miss each other much.

        Graelish or another 8M option reduces the bench options dramatically, which increases the likelihood of being stuck when Pep roulette and Tuchel Toto hit the same week.

        1. OLEgend
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, I could do Grealish to Gray/ Sarr, but I think Grealish will start most of the matches and Livra and Luiz are decent subs with good fixtures. Double city defence is kind of differential in my mini league as everyone would have atleast 1 city defender by GW8

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Yeah, no argument from me, though having 3 city players is too much Pep roulette for my liking.

            Each to their own.

  7. Tripleh123
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    1 Ft. Jota > Raphinha. Yes or No?

    1. Salahlulijah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Raphina may miss game after international break. Otherwise good move if he’s fit

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Isn’t Raph injured

  8. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Guaita
    TAA Reece Semedo
    Salah Jota Raphinha Sarr
    (C)R7 Antonio Jimenez

    Williams Livra Sissoko

    1FT 0.7ITB

    Save Right? Unless Reece out for long?

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

      Save

  9. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I've pulled trigger on wc last night to get some early price rises(kaku/cancelo/doucoure) and avoid some drops.

    I've currently got salah/kaku/Ronaldo, but not sure if Its too unbalanced!

    Core team is
    Guaita
    TAA- Cancelo - (duffy/livramento)
    Salah - Sarr - Odegarrd- Doucoure
    Ronaldo - Lukaku - Antonio
    Fodder - 4.5 mf- manquillo

    Rotating 3rd between livramenro and Duffy.

    Doucoure/Odegarrd could become gray/kovacic, and sarr could become raphina.
    Any thoughts?

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

      It’s similar to my team so I’m bias and think it’s good. There’s an debate about the team becoming unbalanced when you have Trent, Salah, Lukaku and Ronaldo but I don’t subscribe to that theory. GL!

      1. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yep, initially wasn't planning on having all 3, then put them in same team, and came up with this.
        Hard not to pick kaku with his fixtures, salah is salah, and ronaldo will score goals. Hard to pick one to drop!It seems ok

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      The question is whether 2 premium defenders like Alonso & Cancelo will outscore CR7 on a regular basis.

      I think they will.

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

        I have all four premiums and a defence of Trent, Shaw and Christiansen so I’m not sure it’s that straightforward?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          There's a difference between Trent Shaw and a 5.0 Chelsea DEF and

          TAA - Alonso - Rudiger - Cancelo

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

            Replace Shaw with Rudiger and it’s pretty similar tbh. It leaves Cancelo versus Ronaldo. I know which one I prefer. But I respect your view. Every player plays the game differently.

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              You can't compare Alonso to Christensen.

              Agree though - not a huge difference, but now I have to decide if the 7M price difference between Alonso and CR7 is justified and whilst I'm a big fan, CR7million is too much.

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

                Do you think Alonso is now nailed?

                1. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  No, not 100%, you'll need playing bench cover, but purely on merit, Chillwell would have to train the house down to displace him from the starting XI at the moment.

                  Interesting to see how they line up in the UCL.

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  You can never say that. Sod's Law the week you bring him in, Chilwell finally starts. Christensen is not nailed either, but as both are risks, it's understandable if you go for the cheaper option.

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 7 days ago

                    Agree, it's a risk/reward equation, as with all decisions in fantasy football. The upside of Alonso playing 3 out of the 4 games outweighs, for me, spending 7M more and filling my team with perennial 2 point players.

                    Each to their own.

      2. jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I have cancelo in this team.
        But I see your point.

    3. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You may be in for a hard time when Duffy loses his spot - those Brighton backs are coming back

  10. Weak Become Heros
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno missing that pen really made me contemplate why on earth I have kept him this long.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thin margins, had he scored you'd be laughing.
      Having said that as someone who went Brunoless from GW1 and had to face a lot of unpleasant comments on here especially after first game - his miss yesterday felt like a bit of justice 😉

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not exactly the same, but not far off.
      I'd held Martinez since gw1, to this gw. Didn't see his haul vs utd coming, and rush of blood during week I transferred in kasper for his 1 pointer. No idea what i was thinking!

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

    WC in GW 8
    Sell Jota or Barnes for Raph this week ?

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Will Ferran Torres start v LIV?

    1. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      just checked with Pep, apparently not

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

        Peps next door neighbour said he was playing in goal for this game?

  13. FPL Kaka
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno better relinquish penalties to Ronaldo now.

    Ridiculous situation

    1. Harry the Hack
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      ridiculous? how so, apart from satisfying Ronaldo and his desire for goals?

      1. FPL Kaka
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        you answered it

    2. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ridiculous post

    3. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He shouldn't really. They made the right decision irrespective of the outcome

    4. PartyTime
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He said he will step up again to take it.

        Martinez was begging Ronaldo to take it then he played mind games on Bruno too & an absolute shithousery towards the Utd fans after the pen miss.

        Glad Bruno missed it but it seems he is stubborn & wouldn’t want Ronaldo to take it next time.

        70% of Bruno’s goals in the PL are pens so it’s obvious. Without them he won’t have very good numbers

        1. PartyTime
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Makes me wonder if Ronaldo is worth that price tag without pens

      • A Moon Shaped Pool
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Why do you have to sacrificed Cristiano for Lukaku? With few of performing mid price midfielders it’s better to have both of them and I’m quite sure after last night’s game Cristiano will take the penalties

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

          Agreed. I have both and my team looks strong.

          1. A Moon Shaped Pool
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Exactly my guy. I can see Cristiano explode anytime for the next few weeks

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Did not look like exploding last game, more like United team imploding.

        2. Harry the Hack
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          you don't have to, but Christiano's fixtures turn. And no, he is not fixture proof. Look at his last season with Juve

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Did you catch any of the football yesterday? Many performing mid price midfielders.

          1. A Moon Shaped Pool
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            It’s not a one week game tho

            1. Harry the Hack
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              no, and if you consider more than the last couple of weeks it gives further weight that mid price midfielders are performing

        4. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          most of the Ronaldo owners thought he was on penalty duties before yesterday's match. Changes nothing,

      • pstokes2010
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is there a last man standing this season? If so what’s the code?

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

          Good question.

          1. pstokes2010
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks TM.

      • HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Went to bed last night with LiveFPL telling me I was just outside the top 10k. Woke up this morning and I’m ranked 9,700. Cool!

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Solid!

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Woke up this mornin'
          Got yourself a gun
          Your mama always said you'd be the chosen one
          She said "you're one in a million, you got to burn to shine"

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

            Lol - Sopranos.

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Morning all, suggestions with 2ft? Will WC gw8

        Sanchez
        Taa Semedo shaw — veltman tsimi
        Salah raphinha Gwood benny
        Ronaldo Antonio Bamford

        A: shaw + Ronaldo >> alonso + kaku
        B: shaw + salah + Bamford >> alonso + 1week punt mid + Lukaku (-4)

      • mrtapio
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Traoré to Raphinha for -4?
        Can't afford if Traoré drops 0.1m
        If he gets a return today he may not drop before next deadline

        Ramsdale
        TAA l Alonso l Marcal
        Salah l Benrahma l Gray l Traoré*
        Lukaku(C) l Ronaldo l Maximin

        Steele, Williams, Sissoko, Livramento
        0.5m ITB

      • dashdriver
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Guaita Steele
        TAA Dias Shaw* Duffy Williams
        Salah Sarr Benrahma Raphinha* Normann
        Ronaldo Antonio Bamford*

        37k OR. WC played.

        Does Bamford and TAA to Lukaku and Livramento for a hit look like a good move, or would you look elsewhere for changes?

        1. mrtapio
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Would not even consider TAA out. But would try to get Lukaku in somehow

      • Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Which one player to bench next GW??

        A) Gray
        B) Jota
        C) Dennis

        Leaning towards Jota...

      • b91jh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        My ideal GW8 WC leaves 1.4itb... thoughts on any upgrade needed?

        Raya (Guaita)
        TAA Cancelo Alonso Ruidger (Livra)
        Salah Raph Gallagher (Mbeumo Luiz)
        Lukaku Antonio ASM

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

        Any early suggestions for this team? 1ft, 1.4m itb

        Sanchez
        Taa James cancelo
        Salah Jota Sarr doucoure Gallagher
        Ronaldo Antonio

        Foster semedo Omo Scarlett

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Which option sounds best?

        1) Rudi, Alonso, Grealish

        2) Rudi/Alonso, Cancelo, 7.9/7.7mid

        3) Christensen, Cancelo/Dias, Havertz/Grealish

        4) Rudi/Alonso, Laporte/Walker, Havertz/Grealish

        1. Optimus.
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          b

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Been set on that one now

      • Neevesy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        2 FT.

        Jota and Marcial - Benrahma and Rudiger?

        Seems simple right?

        1. jackruet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yes

      • Big dog
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Anyone thinking of villa fullbacks from gw 8 now they're playing further up field?

        • Game of Throw_ins
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Bamford + Jota + Shaw ➡ Lukaku + Raphinha + Rudiger for -4
          Makes sense?

          Current team is:
          Sanchez | Foster
          TAA - Shaw* - Semedo | Duffy Williams
          Salah - Jota* - Sarr - Gray | Gilmour
          Ronaldo - Antonio - Bamford*

          1. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            it makes a whole lotta sense if raph is fit

          2. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Like it. You must have a high TV. I can only afford

            Sanchez | Foster
            TAA - Rudiger, White Livramento (4.0)
            Salah - Raphinha - Sarr - (Gilmour, Brownhill)
            Ronaldo - Antonio - Lukaku

        • Erange
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Any opinion on this WC team:

            Ederson/Foster

            TAA/ Alonso/ Cancelo/Rudiger/ Livramento

            Salah/ Raph/ Benrahma/ Gallagher/ Brownhill

            Lukaku/ Antonio/ ASM

            0 itb.

            May switch Ederson + ASM to Sanchez +DCL in the future.

          • Le Bluff
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Is the #Threemium now out of the window?

            2 FTs and I can get to this for next week with Shaw > Livra and Toney > Lukaku:

            Sanchez
            TAA / White / Ayling
            Salah / Benrahma / Gallagher / Traore
            Ronaldo / Lukaku / Antonio

            (Steele, Tsimikas, Livramento, Gilmour)

            1. jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Not out of the window. If ronaldo took the penalty and scored, things would have been different. Just a bad day at old Trafford. I would personally see how ronaldo does against everton and Leicester. Then sell before pool

          • -GK22-
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            So Salah captain every week I think now

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Except this week..

          • Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Alonso worth the extra over Rudiger? Million Dollar question! Christensen also seems nailed if James is out..

            Azpil - Christensen - Tilva - Rudiger - Alonso feels first choice.

            At 5.0 and decent on bonus, could easily prove better value than Rudiger.