Scout Notes

City’s players assessed for FPL Gameweek 8 fixture swing after Liverpool draw

We start our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 7 write-ups with analysis of Liverpool v Manchester City.

For a shorter summary of all of the weekend’s action, click here for Saturday’s games and here for Sunday’s fixtures.

LIVERPOOL 2-2 MANCHESTER CITY

  • Goals: Sadio Mane (£11.9m), Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) | Phil Foden (£7.9m), Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m)
  • Assists: Salah, Curtis Jones (£5.0m) | Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m)
  • Bonus: Salah x3, Jones x2, De Bruyne x1

SALAH PERMA-CAPTAIN?

FPL Gameweek 7 round-up: Sunday’s goals, assists, bonus and injuries

Having reached 70 FPL points quicker than in any previous season, the shouts to “perma-captain” Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) are getting louder. In some ways, it’s hard to argue against it, given his scores from the opening seven rounds:

17, 3, 10, 8, 12, 7, 13

In fact, Salah has either scored or assisted in eight of his nine games in all competitions for Liverpool this season.

It probably boils down to which type of Fantasy manager you are. For those who like to play the fixtures, Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) faces Norwich City (h) in Gameweek 9 when Salah travels to Old Trafford, which is, of course, the better matchup on paper, but the consistency on offer from Salah during the opening weeks is unrivalled.

And with attacking returns against Chelsea and Man City so far, albeit a penalty against Thomas Tuchel’s side, he has proved that he can produce against even the sternest Premier League defences.

CONSISTENT MANE

Due to Salah’s incredible start, team-mate Sadio Mane’s (£11.9m) performances have perhaps been going under the radar. 

The Senegalese winger has now provided an attacking return in five of the last six Gameweeks, but hasn’t been as explosive as Salah, having failed to return a single double-digit haul so far.

Admittedly, he is tricky to fit into our FPL squads, but a midfield double-up isn’t completely out of the question for managers wanting to move away from the current one premium midfielder/one premium forward template.

Interestingly, Diogo Jota (£7.6m) led the line at Anfield, with Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) coming off the bench to replace him on 68 minutes.

The latter is not in action for Brazil during the international break which does suggest that he may get a start at Watford in Gameweek 8, but with Mane and Salah both away with their respective international teams, it’s hard to speculate too much on Jurgen Klopp’s XI at this stage.

“We caused them massive problems [in the second half], we were really in the game, we scored wonderful goals. The first goal is a great, great counter-attack, winning the ball, bam, bam, two passes, Sadio great position, top finish. The second goal, only the best players in the world score goals like this. The first touch, the first challenge he wins, then going there, putting it on the right foot and then finishing the situation off like he did, absolutely exceptional. Because this club never forgets anything, people will talk about this goal for a long, long time and in 50 or 60 years when they remember this game. It was a really good one.” – Jurgen Klopp

CITY ASSETS ON FPL RADAR

Ahead of an appealing run of fixtures – Burnley (h), Brighton and Hove Albion (a) and Crystal Palace (h) – Man City assets will of course be of interest heading into Gameweek 8.

However, nailing down an attacking starter isn’t straightforward.

Here’s a quick look at Pep’s line-ups so far this term:

And against Liverpool, Pep Guardiola lined his troops up as follows:

On Sunday’s evidence alone, Phil Foden (£7.9m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) look like the best midfield options. The former was electric at Anfield, as he scored and played a key role in the build-up to De Bruyne’s equaliser, ending the match with eight attempted crosses, two shots in the box and 0.60 expected goal involvement (xGI).

However, we’ve seen before how quickly the landscape can change at City. Only a few weeks ago, Ferran Torres (£6.9m) was of huge interest but has now failed to feature since Gameweek 4, while Riyad Mahrez (£8.7m) – a popular pre-season pick – hasn’t started a Premier League match since Gameweek 1.

Jack Grealish (£7.9m) and Bernardo Silva (£6.9m) look like two of the more ‘secure’ starters right now, but it’s also worth noting that Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) has now started all of City’s last six Premier League fixtures, with his ability to feature out wide as well as through the middle a major plus for FPL managers.

“There are some performances where it’s not necessary to talk about just watch. The performance speaks for itself. It was magnificent – he’s a great player and an exceptional person. 

Phil is a special player, we know it. Fortunately, he’s back now, he’s a fantastic player but not just him, Rodri, Gabriel everyone was fantastic today.” – Pep Guardiola discussing Bernardo Silva’s form and Phil Foden’s excellent display

Given their defensive numbers since the start of the season (see below), a double-up at the back certainly makes a lot of sense, and will surely be a popular choice for those on a Gameweek 8 Wildcard.

TotalRank v other Premier League teams
Goals conceded31st=
Shots conceded421st
Shots in the box conceded261st
Shots on target conceded81st
Big chances conceded51st
xGC4.011st

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner (Gomez 78), Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Salah, Mane, Jota (Firmino 68)

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Jesus, Grealish (Sterling 66), Foden

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206 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Worth doing Digne > Laporte? Can't afford Dias/Cancelo

    Sanchez
    Shaw Christensen White
    Salah ESR Benny Gray
    Lukaku (c) Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele Kovacic Livra Digne

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      absolutely no need this week, starting line up is good enough with Livra a decent back up. Roll the FT.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Unless there is risk of a price rise/fall I’d hold for a good while … decent move though.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Roll, something might come up that frees up cash over the IB

    4. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I actually like Digne for the next 4. Roll FT & transfer elsewhere?

      1. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah, good thinking - he's prob better value than Laporte overall

  2. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Gray, Townsend, or Doucoure?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      All 3?

      Andros was my tip at the start of the season, he was electric in his spell under Rafa at NUFC.

      1. HashAttack
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It's tempting isn't it - just wondering what happens when DCL and Richarlison are fit (and Iwobi)

        Maybe just the double up of Townsend and Doucoure

        1. RealSocialDads
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Double up feels like too much

          1. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Could be but 86 points for 11.1m puts Salah's 70 point for 12.5m to shame

            Do you see much changing, the fixtures are still good and if anything the players are getting more use to playing with each other.

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      T

    3. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Really close call. I’d go Townsend if I didn’t already own Gray.

    4. No Salah
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Just transferred in Gray because It seems he’s secured even when DCL and Richarlison are back

  3. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft? 🙂

    Ramsdale - Foster
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Livramento - Manquillo
    Salah - Son - Grealish - ESR - Brownhill
    Lukaku - DCL - Hwang

    DCL for the next 2 and then Bamford for GW 10 vs Norwich and then Toney for GW 11 vs Norwich which would give me cash to upgrade Hwang if need be.

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Like it. Only James a is bit risky but bench should cover that well. Might go Foden instead Grealish.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers

        Foden vs Grealish is a tough one

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          foden gets points and grealish gets mins

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      nice team tho overall

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Cheers

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Like it, but:

      Foden if either City mid
      James has a huge upside but plenty of cameos

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I don’t have any cash to upgrade James unfortunately

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Jesus & Eve mid rather than Dom and Grealish let you do it?

          1. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            That does indeed

  4. Konstaapeli
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Repost on last article. On WC. Which is better?

    A) Son, Townsend, Toney
    B) Foden, ESR, Jesus

    Bench is Livra, Manquillo, Brownhill so should just about cover City no shows.

    1. RealSocialDads
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B imo, big upside for those city players even with the odd benching

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    3. thewhitepele
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

  5. RealSocialDads
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Was all set on WC this week after freefalling in rank, but it doesn't look too bad now - to WC or not to WC?

    Sanchez
    Shaw White Rudiger
    Salah Torres* Benrahma Gray
    Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

    Steele D.Luiz Livra Amartey*

    1. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Definitely not imo. I have Torres as well, hoping he might get a start vs Burnley. Probably change him either way after that fixture

      1. RealSocialDads
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Yeah I'm thinking he must get a start, but also been thinking that for the past 3 weeks

    2. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I would WC because I don't like the three premium setup.

      1. Mozumbus
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This. I'd not WC unless changing from 3 to 2 premiums.

      2. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Hold if no injuries. You can do so much with 2 FT in GW9

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Wouldn’t mind taking a hit either, would sort you out well into the next few gameweeks

    3. grooveymatt65
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      hey guys this is my team

      Ramsdale Elliot

      Cancelo Rudiger Livramento Duffy Johnson

      Salah (c) Sarr Benrahma Raphinha Brownhill

      Lukaku Ronaldo Antonio

      0.0 itb 1ft

      what could I do from the below?

      1. Ronaldo and Benrahma to Vardy and Doucoure for -4

      2. Ronaldo and Benrama to Jiminez and Son for -4

      3. Just Ronaldo to vardy/jimmy for free

      4. Ronaldo and Duffy to Vardy and dias for -4

      5. Save

      thanks 🙂

      1. golfboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Save. Hold Ronaldo for this week vs LEI and their average defence

      2. RealSocialDads
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Don't like Ronaldo out for a hit. Don't think there's a huge rush to get rid, would wait til next week then remove him with 2 FT

      3. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        3 or save

      4. Mozumbus
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Save

        • grooveymatt65
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          ok thanks guys

      5. Binny
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Any Leeds boys able to tell me how nailed is Klich?

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This is purely because it's on my timeline vs. me following every FPL account, but is anyone else getting a bit tired of Linn_FPL's preaching on the FPL account 'hacks'?

        Started off by calling out Better FPL to their audience with no proof, only to be met with an informed reply by the owner. (Meanwhile saying how FPL Tools is much better in this regard - I mean, that's a bit of slander?)

        Now I've seen they are preaching how we should not jump to conclusions in the FFHub leak when very clearly they also haven't got a clue how this data was obtained & just making assumptions (which may be wrong).

        This feels like a classic case of pandering to followers and perhaps spreading false/misinformed information on these events.

        They have clearly shown they should not be responsible for speaking up on this matter and are only making things worse.

        1. Bojack Horseman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I don't know how you can stand FPL Twitter.

          I can't be getting told what to think based on dodgy stats by FPL_Toolbox, FPL_Sandshoe and FPL_Corpse.

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Generally don't follow randoms. Just ITKs & some that post some useful stats. Most on a list as opposed to a follow, but there are some exceptions. (Linn_FPL has posted a couple of good things on player positioning before, e.g. Trent's role) - why I followed in the first place.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yeah she was out of line with this one already:

          "WARNING! Better FPL - Extension for chrome

          If you install this you will let it logg:

          Your name, address, e-mail address, age and social security number. Transactions, credit card numbers, credit information, bank statements or payment history!

          UNINSTALL NOW!
          Please RT!

          — Linn (@Linn_FPL)September 25, 2021"

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah, that made me want to get all keyboard warrior-ey, but cold see others already called them out on this.

      7. Please Answer Me
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Pick 3 out of these:

        A) Azpiss
        B) Rude
        C) Cancel
        D) Rub Dics

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          BCD

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Depends on who you're rubbing dics with

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Not for me to judge, but there might be more appropriate fora for this kind of advice.

        4. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          My word, how old are you?

      8. LikeItLoveIt
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thoughts on this wildcard ? -

        Sanchez (x)

        Rudiger / Cancelo / Dias / White (livramento)
        Salah / Mane / Raphinha / Gray / (Allan)
        Lukaku / Antonio (Simms)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Solid - double Liv mids a nice twist

        2. Please Answer Me
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          wouldn't go with any team that doesnt have 3 forwards to be honest. Too many good forwards to pick on a WC i.e. Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez, Bamford (when hes back), ASM

          1. LikeItLoveIt
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Id love vardy but hes just a difficult price

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Needs three forwards. The forward bracket this season is insane.

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 24 days ago

              This

            • HashAttack
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Not sure I agree with that
              7 Fwds have scored 30+ - top score 49 - av cost 7.8m
              16 Mids have scored 30+ - top score 70 - av cost 7.7m
              14 Defs have scored 30+ - top score 44 - av cost 5.6m
              7 GKs have scored 30+ - top score 35 - av cost 5.5m

          2. HashAttack
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Why Simms? - Dobbin came on in the last match, but I prefer Archer anyway

            1. LikeItLoveIt
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              lol just because I know his dad

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Shame Mane was priced out of the game due to Salah, would be really interesting if he was say, 11M. Best third option for threemium players though.

          1. FPLShaqiri
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Who's second best?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Lukaku.

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Possibly Lukaku although he’s not doing much.

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                He'll be fine, a world class striker with excellent fixtures will come good much more often than not. Was inches away from a goal vs Southampton and if that had happened, this discussion wouldn't even be occuring.

          2. pundit of punts
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Son is the third best

          3. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            First the worst, second the best, third the one with the hairy chest

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              About as old school as it gets.

          4. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Two seasons ago, he was pretty much keeping up with Salah, but now he is only keeping up with Jota

        5. Mozumbus
            1 month, 24 days ago

            One WC:
            A. Salah
            B. Ronaldo

            1. De Bryune
            2. Lukaku

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              A2 not even close

              1. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Thanks

              2. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                a2

            2. Athletic Nasherbo
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Wildcard draft. Thoughts?

              Sanchez
              Cancelo Azpilicueta Chilwell
              Salah Son Foden Torres Townsend
              Lukaku Hwang

              Raya Dennis Duffy Livramento

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Torres seem like an odd choice on WC, Chilly might be a risk too, but you know that

                1. Athletic Nasherbo
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Torres agreed. Starts easier games and without Jesus potentially Bcos of Brazil games he could play.

                  Chilwell - a risk but he is better than Alonso and I think has earned his place. Duffy and Livramento ample cover for this week.

              2. Goonerly
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Downgrade Torres and upgrade Dennis.

                Would also personally go Rudiger ahead of Chilwell, but I guess the upside with Chilwell is he's more explosive, when he plays.

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Can you please explain why of all players in the game you’ve decided to pick Torres?

            3. pundit of punts
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Playing WC and not going in with a City attacker is criminal right?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                I'd go Jebus if any - seems pretty nailed and racking up more points than he has done as a CF

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Not exactly as they are expensive and there are plenty of cheap options comfortably out performing them.

              3. pavlev
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                It's early but I find it difficult to not go for foden if forced to pick one. He's straight back in the side after injury and was absolutely outstanding

            4. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Still early days but captain Salah or Lukaku?

              1. JPSpurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Like most people have said, stick on Salah until he gives you a reason not to

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Mo every week till May seems like the safe option

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Seems like Mo for a while. Making me rethink if I need Lukaku.

              4. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Salah this week, Lukaku next week.

            5. JPSpurs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Was desperate to WC this week but given the lacklustre performance by Lukaku, I’m struggling to justify - would you wildcard this? Am thinking 2/3 sideways transfers at best (Lukaku, Jimi, Mbeuno)?

              Sanchez Foster
              Cancelo, Rudi, White, Veltman, Livra
              Salah, Son, Sarr, Gray, ESR
              Ronaldo, Antonio, ASM

              £0.5m in the bank and no free transfers

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                You have answered your own question

              2. No Salah
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                You can actually roll FT!

            6. chriskon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Man, I really want a City mid but the uncertainty of starts is annoying. Do you think Foden is nailed in? It's either Foden or Grealish with my price range..

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Not worth the headache

            7. Goonerly
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              What to do about Schmeichel?

              Keep him or move him on? He can either be downgraded to, say, Ramsdale, or upgraded to Mendy/Ederson.

              He's not making any saves, Leicester are leaking goals and the fixtures are turning soon.

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Definitely get rid.

              2. ANGRY PERSON
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Get rid

                • pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Lose him

                  Ramsdale (or possibly Raya) would be where I'd go.

              3. Saviour22
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Thoughts on Wildcard

                  Ramsdale
                  Dias Walker Laporte
                  Son Docoure Trossard Salah
                  Antonio Kane Maupay

                  1. FPLShaqiri
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Kane? Think Lukaku is the obvious pick, and the best pick

                    1. Saviour22
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        Lukaku is not giving points at the moment

                        1. FPLShaqiri
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Kane has 9 points all season.

                          1. Saviour22
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              Agreed but Newcastle has an shaky defence

                              1. FPLShaqiri
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 24 days ago

                                Lukaku plays Brentford, Norwich, Newcastle and Burnley next 4

                                1. No Kane No Gain
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 24 days ago

                                  I worry lukaku might be rested for 1 of them 4 games...

                                  1. No Kane No Gain
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 24 days ago

                                    Maybe Norwich

                                    1. jb1985
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 24 days ago

                                      I don't see any logic in this as he is playing for Belgium against France on 7th Oct then gets roughly 9 day break, that is more than enough rest for his next run of games.

                                      1. No Kane No Gain
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 24 days ago

                                        But there’s a second match after France, either the final or 3rd and 4th playoff. Then the turnaround between Malmo and Norwich is Wednesday night to Saturday midday. Then there’s midweek again...

                                2. Saviour22
                                    1 month, 24 days ago

                                    Kane to Lukaku
                                    Any more changes required

                        2. TheBiffas
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Very strange

                        3. FPLShaqiri
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Looks like a tough bench choice this week. Play one:
                          a) Duffy (nor)
                          b) Livramento (LEE)
                          c) Gallagher (ars)
                          d) Sarr (LIV)

                          Initially I put Gallagher in, based on generally always playing the attacker, and Arsenal being easier than Liverpool. However Sarr has more chance to score than Gallagher, so he's in my team at the moment. Duffy has a decent clean sheet chance so could argue for him. Livramento has low CS chance, but slightly more attacking threat than Duffy.

                          Plan to hold FT and play Alonso, so might end up with a player off the bench anyway.

                          1. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Tough choice

                            I'd play Duffy personally - have Livra benched behind him here for the inevitable Alonso benching.

                          2. Sun Jihai
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Duffy but suspect there's a decent chance you'll have a player or two coming off your bench with the IB

                            1. FPLShaqiri
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              Yes, it seems like someone I have gets injured every IB so at least I'm prepared with some ok options this time.

                          3. Gabbiadini
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            a, no hesitation.

                          4. No Kane No Gain
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Duffy is listed number 1 for all defenders as a threat on fpl lol!

                          5. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Definitely play Duffy. Norwich are poor defending set pieces and Duffy is a monster on corners etc. (As above, top threat.)

                        4. pingissimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Whoops repost - wrong thread previously

                          Weekly update on Top 10K Finally League

                          Team of the week was Pukki House with a crushing 70 pointer despite getting Jim captain wrong over Mo VC. Ron and Rom were evenly split for captaincy elsewhere. The 6 Mo captainers did well of course but didn't dominate the weekly standings as you might expect - round about 50 point average for them. Better than average but not significantly.

                          Chelsea defence was way up but with just two on Azpi and one on Chilwell that didn't exactly pay. Feel sure all the Alonsos were playing the long term value game anyway

                          1. Holmes
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Abra Dubravka is killing it

                            1. pingissimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              Double Arsenal and Wolves defence is the ticket to OR 379 😉

                          2. pingissimus
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Forgot to copy this bit

                            An interesting one is only 6 have Toney and two have Mbeumo with one Pinnock and Raya. Brentford are right now completely out of fashion just before an immense fixture turn with two of their defenders in the top 5 points scorers already and Raya top value keeper. Fated to be unfashionable?

                            15 wildcards are still to come.

                        5. Foresting
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Anybody else playing the "Wild Card price rise" game?
                          Keep an eye on price rises, transfer them in to get free money in the bank before settling on your final draft.

                          Made about 20 signings already.

                          1. Jimbo-Jones
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Every time. It's one of the reasons to play WC in Intl Break, or in the first week when there are lots of transfers.
                            You can make 0.5m fairly easily most years.

                          2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Are you going to tell him, or shall I?

                          3. ragonian
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            They have to double rise, or double fall, otherwise you make nothing... and wildcards don't count towards price changes any more. used to be a good tactic a few years ago, but hardly ever works now. Unless everyone made transfers BEFORE pressing the wildcard button on the last day... thats my understanding anyway.

                          4. Wild Rover
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            It doesn't work. Hardly anyone rises by .2m which is what you would need to to make .1m profit, anyone that did rise .2m you would likely want to keep anyway.

                            1. Wild Rover
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              Anyone you have bought and already sold has made you nothing at all.

                            2. HashAttack
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              If someone rises by 0.2m it might be a good idea to keep him too

                              1. Wild Rover
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 24 days ago

                                I think that's what I said 😉

                        6. vincentwsho
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Who to start?

                          A) Livra (LEE)
                          B) Shaw (lei)
                          C) Semedo (ast)

                          1. Gabbiadini
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            either a/c for me.

                        7. Jimbo-Jones
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Was thinking of taking a -4 to do:
                          Bruno & Christensen > Foden/Grealish & Cancelo

                          Thoughts on just Bruno > KDB / Mane?

                          Sanchez
                          TAA Rudiger Christensen White Livra
                          Salah Bruno Doucoure Sarr Gilmour
                          Lukaku Antonio Scarlett

                          1. JPSpurs
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Defence looks solid, I personally like the idea of a double liv midfield

                        8. JorisLa
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          WC to get ahead of points, or happy with the team and save WC for GW12?

                          Current team (0FT):
                          Foster/Sa
                          TAA / Cancelo / White / Veltman / Livramento
                          Salah / Pogba / Raphina / Benrahma / Sarr
                          Lukaku / Antonio / Obafemi

                          Possible WC team:
                          Foster / Ramsdale/
                          TAA / Cancelo / Azpi / White / Livramento
                          Salah / Son / Raphina / Allan / D. Luiz
                          Lukaku / Jimenez / Toney

                          What do do, I guess be patiet is best 🙂 ?

                          1. Gabbiadini
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            How much itb?

                            1. JorisLa
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              Current team 1.5, WC team 0.0

                          2. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Jimenez & Toney to Hwang & Antonio then it will be perfect

                          3. We Go Again
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Save. Current team is fine

                        9. Jässi
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          What do you think about this 4-3-3 WC draft?

                          Ramsdale
                          Dias - Cancelo - Rudiger - TAA
                          Salah - Foden - Raphinha
                          Lukaku - Antonio - Hwang

                          Bench: Foster, Smith-Rowe, Allan, Duffy

                        10. The Mastermind
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Anyone know the safety score for last man standing?

                          1. Holmes
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            33 I think

                          2. Camzy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            It's on livefpl.

                            1. Camzy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              33 after hits.

                        11. HellasLEAF
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          On 2 frees, can do this for exactly 0.0

                          Alonso + Kovacic out

                          Dias + Foden in

                        12. Hryszko
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Got exact cash to do Jota > Son..

                          Other move would be Cr7 > Lukaku, but I can arguably wait on that transfer another week?

                          1. drughi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            both moves look good, jota have watford though

                            1. Hryszko
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 24 days ago

                              Yeah I'd be tempted to leave them until after this game week but we'll see.

                        13. Atimis
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          Probably shouldn't WC that team however I feel like losing by not getting Jim, Son or Foden. Thoughts?

                          Sanchez/Steele
                          TAA/Cancelo/Rudi/Duffy/Tsim
                          Salah/Greenwood/Benrahma/Raphinha/Sarr
                          Ronaldo/Antonio/Scarlet

                          1. Traction Engine Foot
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 24 days ago

                            Chill, team looks good