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FPL Gameweek 8 team news: Alexander-Arnold and Jota expected to be available

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£7.6m) are expected to be available for Liverpool’s Gameweek 8 clash with Watford on Saturday.

Alexander-Arnold missed the Reds’ last two competitive fixtures before the October international break due to a groin problem, while Jota withdrew from Portugal’s national team squad on Monday having not kicked a ball for his country over the last week.

But both players are set to rejoin full training with their club colleagues ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road.

“They are all good, they are all in a good way, let me say it like this.

“So it looks really like Trent and Diogo will be fine, they will train with us tomorrow completely normal, that’s the plan.” – Jurgen Klopp, speaking on Wednesday about his side’s fitness

Both Liverpool players have hemorrhaged owners since Gameweek 7, with Alexander-Arnold the most-sold defender ahead of this Saturday’s FPL deadline and Jota fourth for transfers out among midfielders.

The right-back will surely return to the Liverpool starting XI this weekend if fully recovered but with Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) not involved with Brazil over the last fortnight, there is less certainty over whether Jota will be handed his fifth successive league start regardless of fitness.

The Saturday lunchtime contest is likely to come too soon for Thiago Alcantara (£5.3m), who has a calf problem.

“Thiago needs probably a little bit longer, [he] was not in team training yet – that’s always not a good sign for starting the next game.

“And the rest [of the] international [players], some are back, obviously some are not back yet. And we will see.” – Jurgen Klopp

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Harry Maguire (£5.4m) revealed he was “progressing” from a calf issue but had still not been involved in full training with Manchester United, which suggests that the Red Devils are set to be without both first-choice centre-halves for the trip to Leicester City.

The only official pre-match press conference of the day saw Claudio Ranieri on media duties for new employers Watford.

The Hornets earlier confirmed that Joshua King (£5.5m) would be assessed after a return to training but that Francisco Sierralta (£4.3m), Christian Kabasele (£4.4m) and Peter Etebo (£4.5m) remain out with muscle problems.

We should have a minimum of five pre-Gameweek 8 press conferences taking place on Thursday, with the rest following on Friday.

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  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Reckon Jota will start ?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No

    2. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I own him and will be starting him. Should get at least 30 mins from him. That's enough time to do some damage.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I’ll wager mine Labrador pup could do more damage in half an hour!

        1. POTATO
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          What name did you end up giving it?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Teddy Boy, Devourer of Non-food Items!

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Doubt it with Firmino staying at the club during IB unless Mane or Salah are late back

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Jota has hardly played in the last 2 weeks either so I don’t think this argument is particularly relevant anymore

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          The argument of Firmino staying at the club? Training with Klopp over the IB surely puts him into contention over Jota who has had a minor injury over the break?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Jota has been declared fit, available and training, he’s as ready as he will be, you could even say he’s done less training and therefore would benefit from getting the minutes more than Bobby who I think starts against athletico

            Anyway it’s still 50/50 and could go either way I recon Tony

            1. Ze_Austin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Funny thing is, I'm not very sure Klopp knows this now. He might decide on the last day of training. Or maybe he's already had a way of picking 'em since Jota emerged

              It's 50:50 for those of us outside his head

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I just think if Jota was to start it would be for one of Mane or Salah due to the mins played over the IB and depending on when they get back to the club. I can't see Firmino not starting this GW.

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thanks all

    5. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mane played 180 minutes during the IB. Liverpool play Saturday morning and then play Atletico away on Tuesday. I think Jota gets a decent number of minutes even if benched.

      1. si
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        You might be on to something here. Could be Jota, Bobby, Salah front 3. Especially with Champ league to follow

        1. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          That's what I'm hoping for. Would like to see Jota with Firmino and Salah.

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'll play him. Can't see any mids in the price bracket who safely can be expected to get more than a 2-3 pointer anyway.

    7. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I own him and I'm playing him. Others more pressing issues in my squad and don't want to swap him over to a Pep roulette boy anyway...

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think he will get enough minutes this weekend. I am starting him.

  2. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Start one.

    A) Sarr (LIV)
    B) White (CPL)
    C) LIvramento (LEE)

    1. Cornholi0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B or C

      1. Cornholi0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        C

      2. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'm leaning towards A atm haha

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A for Attacker

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sarr - new manager bounce, Liverpool without Fabinho and Alisson and last Wolves home game v Liverpool he got 2G 1A

    4. Darenzi
        1 month, 20 days ago

        b

    5. SteveC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No reason to suggest he won't. If he comes on as a sub I'd still pick him Vs Watford. Nailed pick for me!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Salah?

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How come Thiago silva isn’t flagged for international duty like the rest ?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sorry, just refreshed and it’s there

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Glad you feel refreshed. Personally, I bathe daily lest I am accused of being a bath-dodger.

    7. ratski
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Very odd, I think my WC is locked but I feel far less confident in it then my original team...
      Ramsdale, foster
      Taa, cancelo, rudiger, Duffy, Livra
      Salah, son, raph, mbeumbo, luiz
      Lukaku, Antonio, hwang

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Very solid team. Nothing to worry about.

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Because you have probably not made any major changes to the team

      3. ratski
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I think the hwang and mbeumbo is the reason but the first is an enabler to son and mbeumbo is playing Oop with good fixtures soon.

        I just can't see any other mid range mids that offer good value and are guaranteed minutes.

      4. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lose Luiz due to the Brazil issue. You might need that third sub this week, so maybe Brownhill or Allan

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          With the team he has, it is unlikely he will need to go to his 3rd bench player

          1. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Lukaku, Raph, Rudiger. Unlikely, but not impossible this week. And none seems likely to be out long enough to sell, if they're out. Hence the third sub

            And if Cancelo gets surprisingly rested in the easy game with Zinch back, a whole new can of worms

            Luiz adds to the list, rather than providing an emergency replacement (which is his role as 3rd sub), and there are other options at that price, hence my point...

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Of course we need to wait and see on Lukaku and Rudiger but I highly doubt they won't start this weekend when reading all the info the international managers have said on them.

              Raphinha highly unlikely to play.

              Zinchenko could be available for selection but I doubt he will be ready to start against Burnley.

              It is only for 1GW if all the players listed are a problem and most likely 1-2 points from the 4.4/4.5m options

              1. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                ...so he should *not* switch Luiz to someone who's available for GW8 at the same price, is what you're saying? For free? On a WC?

                Like, Allan or Brownhill?

                Because that's my point in both messages. Do you disagree with that?

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Nope I don't think he should. Luiz is a long term pick on WC and if he feels he is the better option in that price bracket long term even though he is likely to miss 1 game then he shouldn't switch. Similar reasons to keeping Raphinha

                  1. Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Okay... So a third sub should be kept even when he'll miss the one time he might ever be needed in a team of 13/14 regular starters, because he's the best third sub

                    Understood

                    I'll let it go, then

      5. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Change it back to the original team, you have unlimited transfers

        Who are you lacking in confidence in? I’m 0.3 short of that team, you’ve done well… did you get Son and Hwang in before the rises?

        1. ratski
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          My original team was Ronaldo, Shaw etc etc. I know deep down it's time to move on from them but it seems so odd moving away from household names. I think the fixture swing was the key decision factor

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I think we would’ve had similar teams before and have moved to similar teams although I’m likely going Chilwell or James + Foden + Jimenez over your Rudiger Son Hwang

            1. ratski
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yeah good shout but I see James and foden especially as massive risks

              1. FCSB
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Totally agree, will await Tuchel presser of course

                And Foden, well yes pep roulette but hopefully my bench will help

                GL

    8. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Start sarr or Christensen? Own both Taa and rudiger

      1. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Chris

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sarr

      3. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sarr

      4. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Gotta be sarr, max 6 points for Christensen

      5. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I think Christensen is more likely to return 6 points but Sarr got 19 points last time they played so is a dangerous player to bench.

    9. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Looks like FPL managers have realised Raphinha is unlikely to start in GW8. Raphinha transfers out have started and not looking likely he will get that price rise

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Only to bring him back in next week

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        They are hypnotised by the lure of El Dorado, the famed lost city of Foden Hauls!

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Hopefully they get heavily punished in gw10

    10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Guys havent looked at my team for a week.

      Sanchez
      Taa rudi Shaw
      Salah Jota ben sarr
      Kaku Antonio Toney

      4.0 white livra allan

      1ft 1.7m it.

      A) shaw to cancelo free
      B) jota to Saka free
      C) jota to foden free
      D) A and B/C for -4.

      Need suggestions. TIA.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Why not? We’ve all been here talking behind your back. Why did the show stop, we wondered.

        B

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Haha.. Thanks.

      2. McSauce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A looks the one

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks

      3. Cornholi0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks

      4. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks

    11. McSauce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      0.0 ITB and 1FT

      Ramsdale
      Duffy Rudiger Shaw
      Gallagher Salah(c) Benramha Gray
      Antonio Ronaldo Lukaku

      Foster Sarr Livra Coady

      A) Save FT (hide behind couch for city & TAA)
      B) PLEASE MAKE SUGGESTIONS??? CLUELESS

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Save

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Save

    12. Ninja Škrtel
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      great i took a hit and did jota>doucore

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A problem shared is a problem halved.

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          But to quote Mayor Quimby - may all your disgraces be private!

      2. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Strange hit I must say

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tis the Season

      4. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Mental move without hearing news

      5. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        That's what happens with early transfers

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Chasing price rises

    13. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Team correctly set up ? 2 FT used and 0,3 itb for Benny>raphinha next week

      Sanchez
      TAA Rudiger Alonso Cancelo
      Townsend Salah Benrahma
      Jimenez Antonio Lukaku

      Foster Sarr Livramento Gilmour

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tis a nice set up, ready for an arrow verdant.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Sweeet

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Very nice setup and great first bench option.

        Think it’s make or break for us Alonso owners as I think one of Alonso or Chilwell will get the next few league games and the other will play the next few midweek cup games.

    14. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ramsdale
      Rudiger Christensen Laporte
      Salah(c) Raphina ESR Townsend
      CR7 Lukaku Antonio

      Foster Luiz Livramento Manquillo

      Any suggestions?
      To many flag risks?
      A) Roll FT
      B) Antonio to Bamford

      Cheers

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I’d roll that

    15. vandebeek
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A)Laporte and Hwang? or
      B)Henry and Toney (Brentford double up)?

    16. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Morning! Have 2 FT and 2.0 ITB. Don't think I need to wildcard and so which option looks best?

      A - Shaw & Bruno > Cancelo & Raph
      B - Shaw & Bruno > TAA & Raph
      C - Other option?

      Sanchez
      TAA - Shaw - Coufal - Duffy
      Salah - Bruno - Benrahma - Doucoure
      CR7 - Antonio

      Foster - Livra - Gilmour - Perica

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Raphinha most likely wont start this gameweek

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Maybe Raphinha next week?

        1. Jet5605
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          So maybe just Shaw > Dias this week and roll my second FT to next week?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yep

      3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Get raph next week

        1. Jet5605
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          So maybe just Shaw > Dias this week and roll my second FT to next week?

          1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Yh or maybe cancelo too

      4. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Unfortunate you are 0.1 short to do Shaw to TAA. Delay the Raphinha transfer as it is unlikely he will play. Bruno up against a poor LEI defence is a keep for this GW

        1. Jet5605
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thanks. So maybe just Shaw > Dias/Cancelo this week and roll the FT to next week to get Raph?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            How do you get TAA in later if you go with Dias/Cancelo instead?

            1. Jet5605
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Bruno > Raph frees up funds and can upgrade Coufal to TAA

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Plan seems fine, not ideal you have to delay the TAA transfer

    17. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Sa
      Taa Cancelo Rudiger Livramento
      Salah(c) Jota Gallagher
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      Steele Semedo Traore Sissoko

      1ft 1.4 itb

      A) Roll ft
      B) Semedo to Dias and bench one of Gallagher or Livra
      C) Any other move

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Roll FT - more flexibility and info after IB

    18. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      For draft not FPL

      Given the choice should it be the other Armstrong or Elyounussi? Are they mutually exclusive - ie playing for one position?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nope, Armstrong on right, Ely on left.

        1. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hmmm

          I'll need to do some more research. It looks as if Ely has been on the right from FBref - could be misleading that of course.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Interesting. They are probably right then, I have only watched their highlights till date and majority of the crosses he made were from left side. (iirc!)

            Didnt start vs Chelsea, so not sure whether he is nailed.

            1. pingissimus
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thing is that you're right that El Younoussi would appear to be a predominantly left sided player looking at his Celtic days and it's not exactly encouraging he was benched for Chelsea.

              Lottery I guess.

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Iiinnntteerressttiinggg

    19. Jet5605
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Best City defender to get?

      A - Dias
      B - Cancelo
      C - Laporte

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cancelo

      2. Bruno Commando
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cancelo for me!

      3. George James
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Semedo >> which 5m defender?

        Rest of backline Sa /TAA / livra / Rudiger / Williams

        1. George James
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          reply fail sorry

      4. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A

    20. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      On a WC and left with 2 decisions now. Any help is appreciated!

      A) Son + Livra, Manquillo on bench
      B) Dias + Foden, Livra on bench

      Ramsdale // Foster
      TAA Rudi Cancelo _____ // _____
      Salah Mbeumo _____ // Raph Brownhill
      Lukaku Antonio Toney

      1. Wild Card this!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        B
        Foden and Dias will outscore Son and Livra.

    21. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Which team will play better for just this GW?

      1. NEW (new owners)
      2. WAT (new manager)

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Newcastle - see them beating Spurs 2-1

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Newcastle because they are against Spurs

      3. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Play better or play more effectively?

        Newcastle may be more attacking but I'm not sure that's the way to go against Son. Can see them being hit where it hurts

      4. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        SJP will be rocking. Fancy them to get a result.

      5. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Newcastle carry more attacking threat. Not sure either will be effected by the changes this early.

      6. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Expecting more of the same for around 3 GWs

      7. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        1

    22. Dog and Fox
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Raphina, Salah, Foden, Mount, Son…..

      Dont ask about the rest of the team, but is this to much gamble in a 3-5-2?

      Thanks

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not really a gamble, looks alright to me.

    23. Silecro
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hello guys, good to go?

      Sanchez
      TAA, James, Cancelo, White
      Salah, Gray, Saka
      Ronaldo, Antonio, ASM

      Foster, Livra, Sissoko, Raphinha

      Have 1ft which will be used on Marcal>Cancelo

      1. Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I don't understand why people post after they've made their transfers. The whole point is that you ask before and use the advice to guide your plan for the week.

        You've already decided on Marcal > Cancelo. That's it then. It's a good plan.

        1. Silecro
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I didnt make a transfer, this is only planned transfer which will take place after press conferences to confirm everything is good. I still have 1ft in bank which I plan to use on Marcal>Cancelo, so therefore asking if team is in good condition with that transfer in mind (ofc if Salah or Ronaldo get long term injured tomorrow, that ft will be used on them instead)

          1. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I guess I misunderstood because you put Cancelo in your team already. It's a good plan. Stick with that.

    24. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thoughts on Duffy (C)?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Tis a jape?

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Madness - remember when we last all captained Duffy

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I've got 6/7 caps correct though

          1. POTATO
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Some got that by just captaining Salah

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Have any of them been as outlandish as capping a defender in an away game from a mid table team

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I should've capped a City def in GW2 and I'd have 7/7 - Norwich is a plum fixture for CS + aerial threat

              1. POTATO
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Your logic is logical, targeting Norwich is a valid tactic.

      3. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Only on a double GW and it has to be TC.

    25. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I vaguely recall when Stones signed a new deal with City he got benched the following week.

      I’m sure its happened to some others too, I feel like Bilva/Mahrez somebody like that.

      Foden imminently signing a big 150k a week contract. You know whats going to happen!

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        T’will not stop them. They are blinded.

    26. George James
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Semedo >> which 5m defender?

      Rest of backline Sa /TAA / livra / Rudiger / Williams.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Duffman!

      2. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Probably Duffy or an Arsenal defender

    27. Ranger3
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'm thinking a 1 week punt Jota to Mahrez (C), he should start I think, too much risk ?

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        What's the guarantee he'll match Salah? Stats, fixtures, pens, set pieces, anything?

        Owning is enough for some punts

        Kamikaze moves rarely work out, in this game or anywhere. You'd need to get lucky, on multiple levels

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          +1

    28. Darenzi
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Will Ederson play this week?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          He could if he is on this private jet tomorrow

          1. Darenzi
              1 month, 20 days ago

              COVID Restrictions?

        2. puhd
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Should I WC this lot?

          Meslier (Foster)
          TAA Rudi White (Marcal Tsimikas)
          Salah Sarr Raph Townsend (Bissouma)
          Lukaku Toney Antonio

          Would love to get in Foden, Dias/Azpi, Son, maybe Ronaldo.

          Thank you!

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Easy save that - no need for WC

            1. puhd
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              thaks mate

        3. Zero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Hmm. The RMT tool isn't too keen on Foden. Rates many other players ahead of him.

          Anyone else still on the fence with Foden? He's the player I'm least convinced on in my team at the moment, but then there aren't many other minds worth taking his place...

        4. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Raphinha owners, are you going to start him and hope he starts or gets points in a cameo, or, leave him on the bench?

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Starting

          2. Cok3y5murf
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Bench

          3. Shark
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            37.5 hours between kick offs. There is no way he finishes, gets to the airport, gets home, sleeps without jet lag and even makes the bench in any fit state.

          4. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Starting for the haul

        5. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Here's your surprising comparison of the day...

          Brownhill vs Luiz

          xGI: 0.83 vs 1.00
          Goal attempts 6 vs 5
          Shots in the box 3 vs 0
          Pen area touches 11 vs 2
          Corners taken 4 vs 11

          The heatmap is also in favor of Brownhill who is playing further forward than Luiz.

          Save the 0.1m or 0.2m imo and go Brownhill. If he's last sub he'll probably come on once in the next 15 weeks anyway.

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Interesting, I am a Luiz owner.

            Both are on free kicks and corners right?

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yes and no. Luiz I think is taking set pieces while Buendia is out of the team. When Buendia is in I don't think he'll take them. Brownhill only takes occasional corners.

          2. BeWater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            The chances of Luiz outscoring Brownhill in some random week in the future when you need your 3rd sub is pretty low. The chance of that 0.2 being useful later is far higher.