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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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2,080 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Did anybody fall down the Wernhole this week?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Was always going to be a transfer out waiting to happen.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Lateriser upside chased him in

    3. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Never to be repeated mistake from GW1 last season.

      Now alongside the likes of, never get any City mid not named De-Bruyne.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        KDB too expensive. Would rather double up Salah and Mane tbf.

        1. DickFranDyke
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          KDB is the same price as Mane. Link your team Foo, otherwise, we can't take you seriously.

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best replacement for Jota?

    A. Mbemo
    B. Mount
    C. Foden
    D. Grealish
    E. Zaha
    F. Gallagher

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Son if you can afford.

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        If he has covid he isnt playing next week.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          We will know tomorrow I guess.

    2. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably A, none B C D are nailed.

    3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

  3. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hi all,

    Greenwood/Shaw
    To
    Raphinia/Cancelo?

    Free

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sorry, you have to pay for my advice 😉

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        ..and he wont like it 🙂

    2. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Superb moves.

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes.

  4. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who’s the better pick this season, Son or Vardy?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy.

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I always doubt Vardy. He always proves me wrong.

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Can I answer tomorrow?

  5. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What to do with Rudiger?

    A - Keep
    B - Sell .. Cancelo? Azpi?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wait

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        hope to hear / see more from midweek games

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Just wait until Friday.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cancelo!

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        tempted to buy him now

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Plus his price will be going up.

    3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Keep till friday

  6. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days 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. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Werner? No ways man.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      And not advisable to go without Trent on WC.

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        So far Werner scores the same as Lukaku and Azpi is better pick now imo, see points and fixtures

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Werner scoring the same as Lukaku should not be a readon to pick him when he is not nailed.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Start again.

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Who do I bin from my team first

    Jota or Armstrong?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      have same issue. jota, i think armstrong might still start v burnley

  8. FF Dirtbag
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Jota to who?

    A) Raphinha
    B) Foden
    C) Anyone else up to 8.1m?

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not an exciting answer: A

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      has to be a long term

    3. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Raph all day. Nailed on pick

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Livras value is just crazy

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep. One every season. Next year everyone will say there won’t be another Livramento, and then there will be one.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      And Duffy. Having both = max value.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ben White has to be put in to that category now too.

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        \o/ Happy to own both!

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s just the fact he’s delivered every time a popular player has been benched too

      CS vs. Man City when TAA didn’t play was ridiculous

    4. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Livramento and Duffy/White is just too much value to ignore.

    5. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Jansson & Pinnock are top picks too with sweet fixtures coming up

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Pinnock good stats but TAA Cancelo Chilwell Livra Duff can't justify losing any to fit him in

  10. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What is Siu?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not sure.

      Mabey 'See you'?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Thanks. I still don’t understand

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Elongated "si". Turned into some weird marketing trademark. Weirdos seem to like it. I'm glad for them.

    3. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A Portuguese friend of mine told me a few weeks ago but I forgot. It's Portuguese for something. :/

  11. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ayling, Jota, Ronaldo -> Azpi, Mbeumo, Vardy?

    Sanchez ¦ Steele
    Rudiger* Digne Ayling*
    Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Gallagher
    Ronaldo Lukaku
    | White Dier Dennis

    For a hit this week?

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone else have horrible luck with Vardy? I swear in previous seasons I resist him for his runs of consistent goals due to him massively outperforming and then when I bring him in he does nothing or gets injured. Same is bound to happen again this season!

    Think last season he got 3G, 4A in 4 games and then got 1, 5, 2, 2, 0 (injured), 0, 0, 1 in the next 8

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I have the same Vardy experience. Makes me hold off when he's doing well. Then break and get him in as the purple patch ends. Vicious circle.

      In hindsight... I should've got him and kept for the season. Too late now. I'm in the cycle.

      Next year, he'll be too old. Or, will he....

      1. The Sociologist
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He’s in your head

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          It's a Vardy party, up in here. Send help.

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I don't care. GW9 - Ronaldo to Vardy locked xD

  13. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Sanchez TAA Cancelo Livra Chillweeeeeeeelllllllllll

    Jackpot!

    1. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      + Duffman

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    What’s the thing with Chelsea and forwards?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      i know its insane !

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Should have just kept Tammy

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Happy they didn’t go for breaking Haaland instead

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          In a way, this is the ideal (assuming they even break him). LFC will never afford him. He's a better, younger, fitter Kane for Man City. Do not want that to happen.

    3. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's the lack of creativity from midfield. Thought that was obvious.

  15. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    have 2 fts. take a gamble and sell jota for raphina tonight before jota drops? or just take the 0.1 loss? thanks

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wouldn't call that a gamble, Raphinha starts next GW.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        a gamble because of possible injuries this week.

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          How many CL players do you have?

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            salah taa james lukaku foden

            antonio for europa league

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Do it. Antonio only risk imo.

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's a calculated risk. Worth it I guess

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        thanks

    3. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      do it. That's a good move, any day of the week. Jota needs to go, Raphina needs to come.

  16. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best move this week? 3.9 ITB.

    A. Ronaldo > Lukaku
    B. Jota/Benrahma > Mbeumo
    C. Both (-4)

    Sanchez
    TAA, Cancelo, Marcal, Livra
    Salah, Jota, Benrahma, Gray
    Ronaldo, Antonio

    (Steele, Duffy, Allan, Dennis)

    1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks, tempted to take the risk tonight with Ronaldo dropping.

  17. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    The 4 weeks I've owned lukaku both him and Brownhill have 4 lots of 2 pts.

    The possibility of a cs point from Brownhill next week is tempting! 😀

    1. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Differential captain material.

  18. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Cancelo best pick under 6.5?

    Chilwell could still rotate with Alonso. Azpil with James?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes.

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Aye

  19. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    This is my draft line up for next week. With only 1 free transfer is it time to hit button on WC?
    Probably needs -4 minimum to take out Alonso Ronaldo but not sure that is enough

    Sanchez
    Alonso TAA Cancelo
    Salah Jota Raphinha Benrahma Mbeumo
    Ronaldo Antonio

    Foster Livramento Semedo Scarlett

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would probably wait until midweek games are done and just do Ronaldo to Lukaku. Alonso could start v Norwich and if he doesn't Livramento is a great sub.

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Alonso isn't so bad with Livra & Semedo on the bench. I wouldn't WC

  20. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    mbeumo going up in price tonight?

    1. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Think so.

    2. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yup

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Son tested negative while with South Korea.

    https://m-en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20211016002100315

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He trained with spurs on thursday, so unfortunately that doesnt really prove anything.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Would be classic Son if he’s fine and hauls after everyone took him out their WC team
      Still remember the 1m transfers in for an injured 1 pointer vs. Newcastle in GW3 followed by 1.8m transfers out for a 18 pointer vs. Man Utd in GW4!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        That was Jose lies and mind games

  22. Amartey Partey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is anyone still transferring in Lukaku?

    Norwich have back-to-back clean sheets, and Chelsea aren't scoring many goals. Lukaku might score but I doubt he will haul. Is he worth all that money?

    1. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If he starts with James at RWB and Havertz and Mount behind him he could do really well.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      He most likely will not even get penalties. No, not worth it IMO.

    3. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I don’t think it can get worse than Ronaldo at 12.5 tbh. Will probably take a punt on him vs Norwich.

    4. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Absolutely not. Complete FPL fraud.

    5. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Assuming you mean in place of Ronaldo? Who would you go for instead? I already have Ron & Rom. So CR7 to Vardy will probably be my move.

      Would be a tricky choice between them otherwise.

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Vardy or someone cheaper and then use the money elsewhere. I wouldn't sell Lukaku yet if I had him, but I won't be buying him either.

        1. DARE TO BISCAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Yep. I'm giving him Norwich. If he blanks, I'm using the money elswhere (probably TAA back).

    6. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This site's opinion changes fast, especially on saturday's. Last month there were folks debating about having 3 premiums in the team. Now people don't want both Lukaku or Ronaldo 😀

      I'd be very tempted to get him in against Norwich.

      1. DickFranDyke
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        You didn't watch Chelsea or Norwich today then 🙂

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      The only time he hauled (vs. Villa) Chelsea had Alonso, CHO, Ziyech and Havertz playing. Wonder if Tuchel shakes up the midfield for Norwich.

      1. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Villa also didn't have Martinez in goal.

  23. Bam Saka Laca
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best (c) for gw9?

    1. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Trusting Tuchel and Norwich, so Lukaku.

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably Salah.

    3. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Always Salah

    4. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kaku still

    5. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It's silly not to cap Kaku vs Norwich. But also silly not to cap Salah. Coin toss (then probably Salah anyway).

  24. OLB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Vardy a better pick than Lukaku?

    1. Pratik
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wait for the Norwich game before I make a call on that. I expect Tuchel to also react to his team's poor attacking performance.

      1. DARE TO BISCAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        I'm not sure. They're top of the league and he'll accept Brentford are a difficult opponent. After the odd anomaly, I think he'll be happy to grind out results. If his superior players do some extra magic, all the better.

    2. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If you own Lukaku hold for Norwich fixture

      1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If he only scores 1 goal v Norwich, then would sell.
      Poor value at 11.6, even against soft opposition.

    4. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If Leicester start to look good as a team again (they did today), then yes. Vardy is back to a 5.5-5.8 PPG player again, great value.

      But there are drawbacks, Vardy started last season quick and tailed massively off, maybe age played a part and now they have Daka as well.

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s certainly looking that way … but if you own you gotta keep for Norwich, but a fail there and he will be banished forever no matter his fixtures.

      1. Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 18 days ago

        For sure & he has already lost the captaincy

  25. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If Son is indeed out for next 2 games due to COVID, should I do:

    Son + Benrahma ---> De Bruyne + Townsend (-4)?

    1. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      wait until tomorrow at least?

    2. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm holding on to Son if true. He would only miss West Ham.

  26. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    How did Toney look?

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good but Mbeumo looked the bigger threat

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      very solid performance again, not easy against 3 CBs.

  27. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    So happy with my premium defense - Rüdiger, Alonso and Dias combining for 1 point 🙂

    I'd do something about it but need to replace Torres first.

  28. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which Utd asset to ditch in order to get Vardy or Lukaku?

    A - CR7
    B - Bruno

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      All of them

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yep

    2. F4L
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I mean do you want to keep either, especially with United's fixtures?

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes.

  29. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Anyone know if this source is reliable for Spurs news?

    @Daily_Hotspur
    LATEST: Heung-min Son tested NEGATIVE for Covid today. He will do another test and if negative again, he will travel with #thfc to face Newcastle United. | @georgebann

    https://twitter.com/daily_hotspur/status/1449422584110538753?s=21

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This is the same source which said he had Covid.

      What a plank this idiot is.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, weird. The source they link to (georgebann) had the Son/Gill news, but would be weird to test positive and negative the next day. We’ll see tomorrow anyway, will be interesting!

  30. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Guys I’m so very tempted.. please give me your thoughts

    Ronaldo Semedo B.Williams -> Stones Vardy and Chilwell -4

    1. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is that your knees talking?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Stones lol.

      Sorry but you are going to have diarrhoea when Pep reveals his next starting eleven.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Wouldn’t be surprised at all if Stones and Chilwell didn’t start next GW. Wait for midweek games at least.