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FPL Gameweek 8 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

You’d have been lucky to avoid at least one of your players suffering a benching in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) on Saturday, with usual suspects Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel joined by plenty of others in throwing teamsheet curveballs aplenty.

Elsewhere on a busy day of FPL, Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) continued his red-hot form, Chelsea and Manchester City kept yet another clean sheet, and bargain-bin options Shane Duffy (£4.4m) and Tino Livramento (£4.2m) reminded us of their worth with solid defensive returns.

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 8 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

It was a fairly quiet day on the injury front, with few fresh concerns reported so far.

Marcelo Bielsa did however confirm after full-time that Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) had missed out through a combination of hip and calf issues, while Junior Firpo (£4.8m) was absent with muscle problems.

Anthony Martial (£7.6m) sat out Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City with a minor injury picked up while on duty with France but teammate Harry Maguire (£5.4m) made a swift return to playing action – and probably wished he hadn’t.

THE THINGS WE LEARNED

PERMA-CAPTAIN SALAH?

Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) is 27 points clear of any other FPL player after his fifth double-digit haul of the season; he managed just six of those 10+ returns in the whole of 2020/21.

The Egyptian is a remarkable 35 points ahead of where he was at this stage in his record-breaking 2017/18 campaign and is now averaging over 10 points per match this season.

All of Liverpool’s front three were among the points in the 5-0 win over Watford but unfortunately for Diogo Jota‘s (£7.6m) owners, he wasn’t part of that attacking trio. His omission was all the more galling given that Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) scored a hat-trick of goals from point-blank range, central areas where Jota has been getting – and spurning – chances in recent weeks.

EVEN DIAS ISN’T ROTATION-PROOF

Only one ever-present starter remains among Pep Guardiola’s squad following Ederson‘s (£6.0m) anticipated no-show and rather less expected benchings for Jack Grealish (£7.9m) and Ruben Dias (£6.2m) on Saturday.

The rest for Dias was a particular bolt out of the blue as he was the mainstay of the City defence last season: the centre-half was a substitute in only one league match from his Gameweek 4 debut to Gameweek 30 (the point at which Guardiola started focusing on the Champions League and FA Cup, with the domestic title sewn up), and even that was because he had just recovered from illness.

Joao Cancelo (£6.2m) is the last man standing when it comes to bench evasion, having started all eight of the Citizens’ league fixtures in 2021/22.

He has racked up more clean sheets (six) than any other Fantasy asset and now sits top of the FPL defenders’ table on a half-century of points. Not only that but despite his premium price tag, he sits fourth for ‘value’ – a metric typically dominated by budget assets – when points are divided by cost.

RONALDO/LUKAKU ARE TESTING OUR PATIENCE

Three straight blanks for Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m), four consecutive two-pointers for Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m)… how different the Fantasy landscape looks now following the clamour to crowbar both strikers into our teams a month or so ago.

Lukaku huffed and puffed to no avail at Brentford and now has had just six shots in the last four Gameweeks.

Ronaldo’s opportunities have dried up a tad, too, and he hasn’t had a single Opta-defined ‘big chance’ in his last three outings.

Jamie Vardy (£10.5m) has outscored both of them combined now this season, and his strike against United was his fifth in four matches. No forward can better the Leicester veteran for shots or penalty box touches over the last four Gameweeks.

WHY RAPHINHA MISSED OUT

It was always going to be a tough ask for Raphinha (£6.6m) to start after racking up 71 minutes of pitch-time for Brazil on Friday morning and, in the end, the Leeds winger didn’t even make Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday squad, let alone the starting XI.

The Leeds boss said of his star midfielder after full-time:

“Raphinha, we had decided that he was going to fly after his game, without knowing how many minutes he was going to play on the Friday. In the end, he played 70 minutes, flew 15 hours and today at midday he wasn’t in conditions to take on board even a part of the game. Given that he wasn’t in conditions to respond, we didn’t risk because it’s possible in circumstances like this, injuries can occur.”

MBEUMO IS OWED SOME LUCK

Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) blanked in the late kick-off against Chelsea and despite two goals in the last four Gameweeks for the ‘out of position’ midfielder, his luck appears to be right out in 2021/22.

No Premier League player other than the Brentford attacker has hit the woodwork more than once this season – but Mbeumo has been thwarted by the frame of the goal on six occasions, twice on Saturday.

A total of 16 of his 19 shots have been technically off-target but it’s hard to chastise his finishing ability too much when we’re talking millimetres on those half-dozen occasions.

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STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 7

Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) and Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) were among the high-profile names who were on bench-warming duties on Saturday.

While the jet-lagged Mexican’s cause was helped by a limp Wolves attacking display from open play (Bruno Lage’s side scoring three times from set pieces late on), Armstrong’s owners would have been concerned to see Armando Broja (£5.0m) turn in a match-winning display in his stead.

Broja is top for shots in the box in Gameweek 8 so far, while no forward could better his total of 10 penalty area touches.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s rotation policy continues to bemuse but given his price and fine display, the Albania international is an intriguing prospect.

He’s long ceased to be an option for many of us but it’s worth highlighting Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.9m) recent creativity, with his Gameweek-high total of seven chances created taking him to a total of 22 over the last four Gameweeks – that’s 10 more than any other player has managed.

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  1. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Siuuuuuuuuu

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah I'd sue the Glazers and OGS as well.

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

    Its literally become impossible to get points from any of my players other than Salah and my cheap defenders.

    1. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      There does seem to be more clean sheets this season.

    2. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Why the use of the word literally?

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        OMG because they're like totes a teenage valley girl that's been on FFS since they were like 3 years old. Like, literally.

    3. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Hmmm

  3. dshv
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Really thought that i would smash on WC

    54 with saka antonio ramsdale to go

    James over Azpi was my mistake

    1. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Don't beat yourself up over it. See my below post. James will come good.

      1. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Do you reckon he comes in as regular RWB??

        1. dshv
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Hope so, he is great

        2. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Not 100% nailed. Will probably play 4/6 games on average is my guess.

          1. FCSB
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            I’d take that with a decent backup on the bench… just hope he starts v Norwich would give me confidence in the selection moving forward

            Just kicking myself for not going with Chilly but I suppose a WC should be judged over more than 1 GW

            1. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah spot on. I think when you do pick s defender like James you do need a nailed bench play who could bail you out. Like a Livramento/Duffy.

              Chilwell today is a good example of high risk high reward. Next week it could be James against Norwich who hauls.

              1. FCSB
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah I suppose the difference with Chilwell is he doesn’t make a cameo often, I was spewing when James came on at the end with Livramento staring at me first on the bench.

                Anyway, we move forward 🙂

                1. FPLMACKEM
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  10 months, 1 day ago

                  I know the feeling mate. Three seasons ago I was denied a Wan Bissaka 9 pointer because shlupp came on in the 94th minute. I still haven't got over it!

                  1. FCSB
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 1 day ago

                    Haha I won’t stop thinking about this until James repays the faith, I hope I’m not waiting too long 😐

    2. Fadi AMJK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I am the same mistake
      No showing is not a problem with Duffy/Livraminto on the bench
      But the one-pointers are miserable

      Would watch Rudiger’s condition closely to make a decision on Christensen instead of James

      Though I really hope his benching is because he is coming back from injury and would start in the next games

  4. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Feel like I've been very fortunate on my wc. Nearly picked Grealish over Foden. Nearly picked Dias over cancelo. Fpl is mostly luck.

    1. No Need
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Its a wildcard not a free hit

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        And your point is?

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          You dont wuldcard and think the outcome of it depends on one week

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Of course. But most people who have wc will initially be feeling very disappointed by being on the wrong side if 50/50 calls.

    2. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yep tbh I luckily went Cancelo over Dias, Foden over Grealish… but the painful one is James over Chilwell!!

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I also went Foden and Cancelo. I only picked Azpilicueta because rudiger was injured.

        1. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Nice picks 🙂

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Looking okay-ish for next week. 0.8 ITB. 1 FT.

    Sanchez
    TAA / Alonso* / Cancelo
    Salah / Jota* / Raphinha / Mbeumo
    Ronaldo / Antonio / Toney

    Steele // Livramento / White / Bissouma

    A) Ronaldo > Lukaku
    B) Ronaldo > Vardy
    C) A/B + Alonso > Chilwell
    D) A/B + Alonso > Azpilicueta
    E) Other?

    Livramento has a good fixture so I don't mind him playing. Although I expect Jota benched, which is a shame vs. that United side

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I think the only real worry for me is Alonso.
      I'd move him to Azpi or Chilwell (depending on your risk appetite).

      Don't think moving Ronaldo is worth a hit - but it could be.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks. Still keen on Lukaku with these fixtures, but Vardy making a case.

      Really want to get a Chelsea full-back but we're frustrating.

  6. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    I’ve 2FT 0.0itb and no pressing matters, what would you do here?

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    TAA Rudiger Livramento Cancelo (White)
    Salah Raphinha Townsend Saka (Benrahma)
    Lukaku Antonio (Jimenez)

    1. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      If anything Benrahma >> to use the FT otherwise burn it

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Lukaku and saka to toney and kdb

      1. have you seen cyan
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Saka hasnt even played yet and still has good fixtures.

      2. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Very interesting- yeah Lukaku not looking great in last few!

    3. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Get rid of Benny
      Double hammers for their fixtures is overkill. Get in Mbuemo for his excellent upcoming fixtures maybe?

      1. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks, that was my initial thoughts alright.

  7. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Foden Mbeumo Raphinha
    Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

    Foster Livramento Duffy Brownhill

    Initial thoughts here please, save FT??

    Thanks

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Easy save here

    2. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Lol. It’s basically my team once I’ve done my planned next few transfers (Sarr > Mbuemo & Marcal > James) and happily for you you have Foden for my Grealish.
      So nice team! Save

      1. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        You’re bringing James in!m? Think he comes into the XI??

        1. thegaffer82
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Considering it for sure.
          He’s their best RB by a mile, and the red card & injury has just hampered his season so far.
          He’ll play v Norwich I think (hope)

          1. FCSB
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Hope so, I mean hope he is rested midweek, that would give me more confidence!!

    3. DickFranDyke
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      GTG.Save for sure.

    4. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      You're whole squad is identical to mine. Except I have Azpilicueta and Toney instead of James and Jimenez.

      Definitely roll the transfer.

    5. Fadi AMJK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I have the same squad only Saka and Armstrong instead of Mbeumo and Jimenez

      I would save the transfer
      James is a disappointment but I was already considering him even before Rudiger’s injury, so I hope he starts next gameweek

  8. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Bit of a benching headache, bench 1 next week?

    A) TAA (mun)
    B) Benrahma (TOT)
    C) White (AVL)
    D) Wood (sou)
    E) Mbuemo (LEI)

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      B or D

    2. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      C, probably wont get a CS vs Villa

  9. MagicMessi
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Gents
    Sissoko > Mbeumo
    Alonso > ????? (5.4 max)

    A- Chalobah/Sarr(4.9) /Christensen
    B- Ricardo Periera
    C-Pinnock/Brentford defense
    D- Cash
    E-Other
    ????????? Thanks!

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      You could also consider Matip.

      1. MagicMessi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Nice pick im planning to get Trent tho vs Brighton thats why i ruled him out

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Liverpool 5 clean sheets now. Nothing wrong with doubling up on Liverpool instead of Chelsea.

          I was going to get in Dias for Matip but decided against that now.

          Matip, TAA and Cancelo my back three.

          1. MagicMessi
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Looks better than chelsea rotation tbh

  10. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Easy save?

    Ramsdale,
    Dias, Cancelo, Azpi
    Salah, Jota, Raphinha, Benrahma
    Lukaku, Antonio, Jimenez

    Foster, Livramento, Brownhill, Duffy

    2.0 itb - 1 ft

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Benrahma to Foden??

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      100%

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Nice team. Easy save. I have Jota and am going to hold probably.

    4. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I’d take this chance to get rid of Jota. Surely Firmino plays v Utd with his form & pressing ability.
      Benny could go as well if you want to keep Jota…

    5. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Bennie > Mbeumo might be something I do - will see on Europe games.
      Not going near City mids.

      Half considering Jimenez/Antonio > Firmino - attack the MU fixture

  11. Buck The Trent
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Rudi (Livra Marcal)
    Salah Raph Mbuemo Jota Benrahma
    Lukaku Antonio (Scarlett)

    1FT, 2.2 m in the bank, WC available

    Silly to do Jota to Brownhill before the the drop? livramento will then start

    The excess cash can be used to upgrade Scarlett or Benrahma the following week

  12. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    If DCL is fit to face Watford at home is he a better pick than Vardy?

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      he wont be a bad pick, depends how u use rest of the money. You will be way ahead of everyone else if DCL does start banging again. All of us getting DCL again at some point is inevitable, Vardy isnt inevitable

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Might not get a full 90 first game back I'd guess.

  13. pundit of punts
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Saving FT. GTG?

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Dias - James - Livramento
    Salah - KDB - Foden - ESR
    Lukaku - Hwang

    Foster - Armstrong - Manquillo - Brownhill

  14. Lindelol
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Laporte Cancelo Rudiger White Livra
    Salah Raphinha Saka (Brownhill Luiz)
    Lukaku Antonio Ronaldo

    2 FTs and 0.4 itb

    Can anyone suggest how should I utilize my 2 FTs? open for a hit

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Ronaldo > Vardy
      Laporte > Trent

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I would get shot of Lukaku but most want to keep him for Norwich.

        Chelsea's attack is like a blunt knife.

      2. Hulk Smash
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Great moves.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Ronaldo + Brownhill > Mane + 4.5?

  15. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Get mbuemo for Sarr or Raphinha for benrahma ?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Raph in first. Then Mbuemo the following week

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Raphinha.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Has to be Raph

  16. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Is Sanchez to mcarthy a good move given Brighton next 2 games? I have foster as sub.

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Would have done this move this week if WC. Will probably WC now and do this

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Ok thanks think Southampton got good fixtures now

  17. Hulk Smash
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    I feel a bit sorry for Lukaku non-owners. Big decision to make this week...

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      You mean sorry to not own him vs Norwich? 5 blanks in 7. Waste of money.

      You can have a nifty front 3 without Lukaku aor Ronaldo.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah but Lukaku is a flat track bully.

    2. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Forget all of this about those two players:
      - Their team
      - Their fpl price
      - The opinions on here and tiwtter about them
      - Their ownership
      - Their names or any identifier

      Only remember this:
      - Are they on pens?
      - Their form
      - Their fixtures

    3. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      There is no decision to make, he is shiiite

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        🙂

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      As a lukaku owner I feel sorry for myself

      1. alsybach
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        You still have to feel that he’s going to fill his boots next week, at home, to a truly hapless Norwich side, though, surely?

    5. Amartey Partey
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      The decision was made for me after watching him against Brentford. Not worth the money.

  18. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    My current team is

    Sanchez/Steele
    TAA/Cancelo/James/Duffy/Tsim
    Salah/Foden/Benrahma/Sarr/Raphinha
    Ronaldo/Antonio/Scarlet

    Would you WC to the team below?

    Raya/4.0
    Azpi/Cancelo/Chilwell/Duffy/Livra
    Salah/KDB/Raph/Townsend/Mbeumo
    Vardy/Werner/4.4

    Or just Ronaldo to Lukaku/Werner/Vardy with FT?

    1. MaRooney 5
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      No, CR to Luk

  19. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Is the general consensus to (C) Lukaku v Norwich, despite the poor form?

    1. have you seen cyan
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Salah perma cap

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Salah says hi.

    3. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      and norwich b2b clean sheets

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Against?

    4. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Salah got the fixture and the form

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I’ll probably cap Salah.

    6. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Don’t do it!!

  20. MagicMessi
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Lukaku Captain Locked no competition this week surely ?

    1. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      salah is always competition

      1. MagicMessi
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Agree unfortunately but Lukaku vs Norwich i cant help it its destiny.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          If you have him then you surely have to cap him against Norwich, no?

          What’s the point of having an £11.7m striker if you won’t cap him at home against Norwich?

          1. MagicMessi
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Yes i will captain him ofc if he blanks he is out

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              10 months, 1 day ago

              For sure, but this looks like the kind of gift horse that you don’t look in the mouth.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Well of course there is. Salah

  21. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Currently a non owner, but I get the feeling Lukaku is going to take his frustrations out on Norwich next weekend.

    1. JBG
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah by kicking the grass with his Timbaland boots and stain his jeans...

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I’d imagine he grabs a couple. But will that be enough to outscore Salah?

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Both could get medieval on yo ass next week!

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          My ass is covered. So is my donkey. I rule this realm.

  22. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Sanchez to mcarthy best move based on my team or something else? Sanchez
    TAA, Walker & tierney
    Salah, Greenwood, Raphinha, ESr
    Ron, Antonio, Toney

    Foster, sarr ,semedo , Tsimi

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Raya is the one to get IMO.

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks sadly can’t afford raya as 0.1 short

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Got McCarthy in on wild card. 1 point down but think he’s a great Orion going forward.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        He’s a constellation?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Facepalm.

      2. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Yeh some good fixtures coming up

      3. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        1980s Ford?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          1.2 litre.

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Keep Sanchez and do Semedo to Livramento instead.

      If you desperately want to change keeper, and in all honesty I really don’t think Sanchez is a bad pick, and I’m not even sure McCarthy will be that much of an improvement, if any at all, then what about Guaita?

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks semedo to livra good call

  23. MaRooney 5
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Would you WC this mess:

    Sánchez, x
    Cancelo, Shaw, Livramento, Veltman, Amartey,
    Salah, Raphinha, Jota, Benrahma, Bissouma
    Lukaku, CR7, Perica(!)?

    1.3m ITB
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      1 or 2 FT?

      Also depends when or what you’re saving your WC for.

      Biggest immediate issues I can see are Amartey, Bissouma, Jota and Perica.

  24. Slitherene
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Does Ronaldo (LIV) -> Vardy (bre), for a hit make sense?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Brentford are no pushover.

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Why a hit?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Probably another move involved.

        1. Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Yep

        2. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          D'ya think. Okay, I'll play. Why another move involved?

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Vardy 7 goals, 1 assist in 8 GW's.

      He will be involved in majority of Leicester's goals and I would not bet against him scoring 20+ this season.

      Set forget for me.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      No. Brentford are incredible.

    5. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Not really

  25. alsybach
    • 13 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    When you are looking who to captain next weekend, it’s simple.
    Who are worse?
    Norwich or United.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Watford

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      That question isn't as simple as it should be.

      Counter question: who is better and in better form, playing for a more attacking team. Salah or Lukaku?

      1. alsybach
        • 13 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        It was a bit tongue in cheek to be honest….

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Good point actually. Salah captain it is.

    4. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        ... had the time of your life

    5. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I own Salah, so him.

      But, Lukaku was pretty miffed tonight when he got subbed. It’s highly unlikely he will be dropped so he will start next weekend at home against Norwich.

      If that isn’t the ultimate matchup for a flat track bully, as many seem to believe he is, then what is?

    6. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Norwich worse but Salah in form
      Not straightforward!

  26. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Is DCL back for next week?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Nobody knows.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        Might just target watford on today's evidence

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Once Ranieri gets to work on them they will improve.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 1 day ago

            Not defensively

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Hoping so. I brought him in for this GW. Backfired but he started so well and can see him being consistently good once he starts again.

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I'm sure he'll be in next week.

  27. TheTinman
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    So was Armstrong just dropped then or a niggle or something?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Dropped

    2. alsybach
      • 13 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Might not get back into the team

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I think it was an ability issue.

  28. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on Ronaldo > Vardy ?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      For free yes.

  29. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Jota owners selling right?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I certainly wouldn’t want him.

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      I'm not planning to sell. Will see what happens midweek though.

  30. Voodoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 1 day ago

    Jota to Raphinha and Perica to Toney for free?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      100%.

    2. Voodoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Would need to do tonight and risk European injuries…

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 1 day ago

        I still would if you have a viable sub or two.

        1. Voodoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 1 day ago

      Don't even know who Perica is. So, yes.