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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and score in Leeds United’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United but, after overcoming a blow to the head in the first half, was withdrawn midway through the second period – and pictured with ice on his legs on the hosts’ bench.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

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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Kane & Bruno to Lukaku & Salah (-4)

    Leaves 0.2ITB, do I need to make the move tonight?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I like those moves tbf

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah me too, had it pencilled in this gameweek but decided to wait a week

    2. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I would just do Kane -> Lukaku and wait to do the Salag move next week

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        This is what I'd do.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Salah has killed me since I sold him in GW3, don’t want it anymore so need him.
        May even captain him to try and claw some back!

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      To get Salah I would do it.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      only lukaku will rise i think

  2. BrockLanders
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Sanchez,
    TAA, Livra, Tierney, Duffy, Marcal
    Salah, Jota, Sarr, Docoure, Gallagher
    CR7, Antonio (Bamford)

    1FT available. Any obvious changes required? Might just roll

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yes looks like a roll unless Bamford is out or you really want Lukaku

  3. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Not sure it posted but Ben Dinnery said Reece James suffered a high ankle sprain.

    Quickest return: 28 days
    Longest return: 113 days
    Average return: 56 days

    Safe to say he'll be out for the foreseeable future.

    1. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Who takes his place?

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        azpi i imagine

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Thanks but then guess he could be rested v sou

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Saw that looks bad

    3. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Damn, guess I have to shift my transfers

    4. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Christensen a sure starter for now?

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Great value if he is - I can do amartey to Christensen

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If they play 4-4-2 (which they might against teams that play a low block) he might not, has to compete with Thiago and Chalobah)

    5. F4L
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      damn

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wonder if this helps Alonso be more nailed somehow

    7. EffPeeEll
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How does he know it's that specific an injury?

      asking for a friend.

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He's an injury specialist

  4. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Ronaldo to Lukaku before the price rise tonight - Y/N ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      keep ronaldo for everton imo

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No. Too risky with games midweek.

    3. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not yet

    4. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why the clamour to get Lukaku in tonight?

      Ronaldo v Everton is just as good a pick for next weekend and by moving now you risk suffering an injury to a player midweek that forces you into a hit.

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

        i think lukaku is the better pick for next weekend but agree with your second point

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Early transfers never a good idea.. don't chase price changes

  5. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Best defender from next GW? Is Alonso nailed?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Mid week well tell you

      1. Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        ok bro

      2. dshv
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        What you mean

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Who plays mid week usually benched weekend

  6. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Original plan was to WC gw 8 but team is in a mess.

    Sanchez 4m
    TAA Livramento Shaw* Webster* Ayling*
    Salah Jota Raphina Benrahma Gilmour*
    Ronaldo Antonio Dennis
    1FT 3 ITB

    A. Webster > Chelsea defender
    B. WC

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      why a mess???

      a looks good

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You're sounding as rash as the man in your DP when he reviews an LBW that is missing another set of stumps...

      One transfer will get a full XI, and only a hit away from having a pretty decent squad - no WC necessary this week.

    3. Bojack Horseman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Easily A and WC in 8.

  7. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    keep pogba one more game? cheers

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure. Always looks dangerous but not point scoring and that's an issue

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        cheers

  8. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Last Man Standing Update (2526 teams)

    Current safety score = 29
    Top score = 68
    LMS average = 40.1 (-0.76) = 39.34
    Captains played = 99.88%
    Players played = 9.39/12.01

    3 games to go.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Just joined TM. Not sure what the qualifying score was last week... I only managed 51, but the other gameweeks have been ok.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        47

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          oh, nice. May as well jinx myself by joining now.

  9. HD7
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Should I do James to Rudiger or wait for now?

    Ramsdale
    Trent James* Dias Livra
    Salah Raph Gray Sarr
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Steele Marcal Sissoko Scarlett

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hold. Too many games midweek

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        If I have 2FT?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Risky with Rudiger playing midweek but you'll sell James regardless.

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I have 2 FT so I will need to make one transfer. If no midweek updates this will be my transfer

  10. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Friends, I hate to be inconvenient, but I really need your help to see (a)  whether this team is WC material

    Meslier / 4.0
    TAA / Shaw / Livramento / Marçal / Omobamidele
    Salah / Jota / Torres / Raphinha / Benrahma
    Antonio / Ronaldo / Obafemi,

    and (b) if it's worth changing for the following:

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA, Dias, Rüdiger (Duffy, Livramento)
    Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma, Sarr (Luiz)
    Lukaku, Antonio, Bamford

    I could hold and sell Shaw/Torres for a hit, but there are other headaches as well e.g. Meslier. What do you reckon?

    1. Firminoooo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I would not WC.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thank you, sir

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

    Obviously we have to see what unfolds but if Firmino plays for Brazil in the next international break Jota could be worth holding for that Watford fixture.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Definitely.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Firmino not selected for Brazil squad

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Oh has the squad been announced already?

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yes it has been

  12. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lukaku and doucoure rising tonight? Could really do without that at this point…

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah he looks the most likely to rise .. over 100% already but it’s never absolutely certain.

  13. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    It's time to WC this lot isn't it...

    TAA Shaw* Veltman* White* Livramento
    Salah Jota* Greenwood* Gray Gilmour*
    Bamford* Ronaldo* Antonio

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I wouldn't. Shift Greenwood and Bamford

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Watching Greenwood against Villa was so frustrating

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'd wildcard rather than keep patching. You can move early then if there are any injuries midweek, make some changes.

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah, I feel too many to patch and waiting till mid week im going to see some big drops with those players as well unfortunately

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I think so.

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Nope

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Better to just sit back for now and not kneejerk any tranfers.

    Injuries to players a racking up as well so I am holding onto my FT for now.

    1. BrockLanders
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Decent advice tbf

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      yep thats the way to go i think.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Agree, but it's like pissing into the wind getting anyone to listen.

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      For sure. Making early moves before midweek games is asking for trouble.

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

    if you had 2 FT would you ronaldo to lukaku tonight for the 0.1?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No. Is 0.1 worth the risk of Lukaku getting injured midweek?

  16. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Jota ➡ Raphinha for free this gw for me. Gives me -

    Sanchez
    Semedo - Coady - White
    Salah - Greenwood - Benrahma - Sarr - Raphinha
    Ronaldo - Antonio

    Foster - TAA - Livramento - Scarlett

    GTG?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wait for news on Raphina. He has been taken off early in GW5 and 6 which suggests he is carrying an injury.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wait until later next week to see if Raphinha fit

    3. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers guys.

      Since there are no price movements, I’ll wait till Friday before making the move.

    4. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Think I'd lose Greenwood before Jota.

    5. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'd sell Greenwood over Jota.

  17. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    a) Sell Jota (to ? Son maybe)
    b) Sell Reguilon (to Chelsea defender)

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A is a huge difference in price point. So if u have the dough to spend, do that.

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How does this look? 0.6m itb

    Sanchez
    TAA James Rudiger Cancelo
    Salah Raphina Sarr
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    Foster Gray Sissoko Livramento

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      James injured.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Then Gray comes in

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        How bad is the injury?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Apparently both his thighs were stapped after coming off.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Sorry, this was Raphina lol. Not sure how bad James is but doubt he will be ready GW7.

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Could be- read post towards top of this page

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Looks good. Would happily play Gray against United.

  19. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    If I don’t have any other fires to put out, is moving Torres out for someone else my best move? Initially wanted to get Lukaku in for Cr7 but I haven’t taken a hit so far this year.

    Sanchez
    Trent - Rudiger - Marcal
    Salah - Jota - Torres - Gray
    Antonio - Bamford - Cr7

    Bench: Steele - Sissoko - Livra - Williams

    1. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jota Torres and Bamford are all potential fires.

  20. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which one player to bench next GW?

    A) Gray
    B) Gallagher
    C) Jota
    D) Dennis

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Dennis

  21. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bruno topping the stats. Will be tough to get rid of him. Would have to do that to finance a move for Lukaku. Worth it?

  22. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    These xG stats are doing me more harm than good at the moment I feel. xG is one of the main (not only) factors behind my decision making but it just doesn't seem to paying off. Typical example today. I had a maximum of 5.6 budget left for my 5th midfielder on my wildcard and the choice came down to 3 mids - Gallagher, Townsend or Dacoure. You can guess which one I went for! Townsend's and particularly Dacoure's key stats were considerably inferior to Gallagher's but of course they still end up getting 10 and 11pts today. I know Gallagher is still to play but it's unlikely he matches those scores. I don't watch much football apart from my own team Liverpool so I'm kind of reliant on the stats over eye test.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Norwich would make you have a good xG.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yes true and I wouldnt have expected Townsend to be on pens either! Mind you, Everton have had good fixtures all season but still those two's xG stats have been low.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      This is such an important post. I see so many pundits comparing players' xG when they've only played 5 matches, and the two players have played 5 different teams. As TM points out, if one player has played Norwich already, then it's going to make them look a better option than otherwise.

      Gallagher has been posting great xG while playing difficult opposition, so he should be a great pick if he can be consistent.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I know you are right in that the xG comes through over the long term and that anything can happen over small sample sizes due to variance. It's just frustrating going through these periods when your more statistically superior picks are being outpointed by statistically inferior picks which is what has been happening to me for the last couple of weeks.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          but you're comparing apples with melons. Most are avoiding Arsenal midfielders based on xG, but they've played Chelsea and City.

          1. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Not really. Prior to today, Everton's midfielders despite having good fixtures all season had registered poor xG stats, hence why I opted for Gallagher over them. This is really the point I'm making!

            I agree on your Arsenal point. I even did a video on my youtube channel explaining how xG stats need to be put into perspective and I actually used Arsenal's defensive xG stats as an example, pointing out that the fixtures they had had were possibly the reason for their xGC stats being the worst in the league at the time along with other factors including having a man sent off and their team being under strength etc but that I expected their defensive stats to pick up due to fixture difficulty improving and them being back to full strength.

  23. MountainBeach
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Shaw to which CFC defender?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Depends on CL

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

      alonso

      1. MountainBeach
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Chillwell is back soon, right? Just worried about that even though I know Alonso is a lot more attacking.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Guess Rüdiger safer option

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He’s already back, I think Tuchel just prefers Alonso

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thinking I’ll hold, Shaw could easily haul vs Everton with all their injuries

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Do we think shaw plays v Everton ?

      2. MountainBeach
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        nah I'm done with United defenders

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Shaw injured

        1. FourLokoLeipzig
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Hmm, guess we’ll see what the press conference news brings. A lot of flagged players seem to be doing ok lately (Raph, Benny etc)

  24. camarozz
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Rage!! Benching Raph may cost me manager of the month (70yoyos)

    11 behind instead of 3 with Gallagher to play.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Surely every manager makes mistakes?

      1. camarozz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sure do but was convinced he wouldn't play this gw.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Understood, but if you look at other teams near the top and see what little mistakes they've made, then it'll help you deal with the disappointment.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          You basically should have known that he either starts or not. And if he is fit, he isn't going to make a cameo. Therefore there was zero reason to bench him instead of starting.

          I feel sorry for you for your mistake, but do correct me if I am wrong, didn't you get advice here to to start Raphinha?

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A Kane mega haul tomorrow would really set the cat amongst the pigeons!

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He will keep on walking in the middle. Make some nice passes and perhaps score from fk or corner. I am not worried, Jota is more threatening.

  26. robert1116336
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on who's the best midfielder under £10m for the next 6 weeks?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Want to say Raphinha, but may have to wait until after the IB. I expect Havertz to play up or near Lukaku in these 'easier' fixtures.

    2. Mozumbus
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Son
        Grealish

      • syke63
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Foden on Watchlist

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Who's your pick these 2 ?

      Benrahma v Sarr?

      1. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Benrahma in the better team

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          benrahma 100%

        • Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Benrahma

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Answers my question below, shame sold for 6.2 wk5 🙁

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Definitely echos my thoughts this

      2. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Salah - 8.0 - Raphinha - Benrahma - Gilmour

        Thoughts on who to finish this midfield with? Had been thinking Greenwood but Man Utd haven’t been too impressive of late. Sarr could be an outside shout that leaves me some cash to upgrade elsewhere?

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Grealish or Foden?

          1. Finding Timo
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Grealish

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              No hurry though, people are selling and he is going to drop probably.

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          That Sarr position is the one to have with? Easy to change and gain some pts and tv if lucky.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            To have fun with...

      3. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Villarreal after holding Madrid who have 21 goals already this season to a nil all draw away from home. Just when United were hoping for things to get easier

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Ole to get the sack by Christmas?

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              He will manage somehow. Liverpool didn't win today either and Bruno missing a pen wasn't his fault.

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Best mid upto 6.9 for the next few games?