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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. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Worth moving early on Ronaldo to Lukaku? Looks like he'll drop in price tonight. Got 2FT

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I would

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      But do you lose value on Ronaldo if he drops?

      1. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        No actually, just blinded by panic when I seen he was dropping.

    3. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I don't think Lukaku is worth it with the amount of decent striker options at mid price points and premium mids starting to come through.

      1. Wolfman180
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You may have a point to be fair, Lukaku hasnt exactly been on fire lately. Haven't seen any of the Chelsea game yet I just had this move planned in. Might see what a team with KDB in looks like

        1. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Mane and Son as well. No worries in doubling up on Salah and Mane with their form.

          1. Wolfman180
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            If I took Sarr and Ronaldo out for KDB, itd leave me 7.5 for a striker. Might be worth seeing how the likes of Wilson plays now hes supposedly back.

            1. Bartowski
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Oof Just 0.1 off Jimenez. Don't suppose you have Benrahma to make that move instead? Toney, Iheanacho and even Broja at Soton worth keeping an eye on as well.

              1. Wolfman180
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I know, always the way. No my mid line up is Salah, Foden, Sarr, Gray, Douglas Luiz, with Ron, Antonio and Toney up front

      2. stooshermadness
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What Wolfman said.

  2. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Benrahma + Walker --> Mbeumbo + Cancelo for a -4?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yes

  3. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    What on earth do I do with Jota? 7.7 budget, already own Raph and Mbeumo.

    So short of options in midfield

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

      I think wait and see how much time he plays midweek- could do serious damage v United and not many decent options at that price point- you have best 2 in Mbeumo and Raphinha

    2. Rednev1983
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bernado Silva is 6.9m and looks pretty nailed if any City player can really be nailed.

  4. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Why has everyone gone Squid Games mad exactly? Do people who have watched it like other Korean shows?

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It’s simple, colourful and aesthetically pleasing

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        You should watch Hotel Del Luna in that case.

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Isn’t that like the most popular Koran show ever? I prefer my Battle Royales or Parasite or Old Boy.

          1. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I don't think so. It's very well made and is more a narration on death with a lot of nasty ghosts thrown in. The main actress is excellent. Might like Signal if you haven't seen it, it's all the more darker as all the horrific crimes it puts in the episodes happened in real life.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah the ghost hotel, was for rated and most watched Korean drama a few years ago, thanks for the reminder about that and Signal, been on my list for a while now ta

              1. Bartowski
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Ah that'll be because it has IU in it I suspect. She's kinda massive in Korea.

          2. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            BR, Parasite and Old Boy are unreal!

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Have you seen snow piercer? Tv or film?

              1. Werner Bros
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                No, where is it available?

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Films like The Yellow Sea, The Man From Nowhere, Forgotten, Memories of a Murder, are all a must see, Korea have been knocking it out the park for some time now, and Squid games only adds to a long line of fine work from them.

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah no doubt I love me some Korean cinema, I'm just curious why Squid Games is the one to get through to the mainstream.

        1. Werner Bros
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think Parasite can say it got through to mainstream as well with its Oscar win but SG is massively benefiting from being on Netflix and from how memeworthy it became online very quickly. That being said I loved it, apart from the last episode which I felt focused more on setting up an unnecessary season 2 than giving it the end it needed

          1. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Kdramas rarely land the ending unfortunately. At least it should get a second season now, the ones I've watched where they end on a cliffhanger never actually get one.

            1. Werner Bros
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I have a feeling the 2nd season wont be as enjoyable as the first, has a feeling of franchise about it that can sometimes lower quality, but I hope my doubts are proven wrong

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Simply brilliant aren’t they, Hollyowood could learn a thing or two from them that’s for sure.
          It is a wonder why Squid Games penetrates the masses, think it’s the the whole ‘game show’ scenario going on that appeals to wider audiences, tv is full of them nowadays, but throw in the shock factor alongside it and it becomes like “woah you seen this?!” haha, I dunno.

          1. Bartowski
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah the trailer was excellent at bringing people in but I'm still surprised so many people are watching a subtitled show or sitting through a horrendous dub. They definitely pay more homage to their writers with their TV and films, Hollywood doesn't even invite theirs to the awards ceremonies.

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              It is baffling to say the least, the English dubbing is hilarious haha, I’ve never had any problems with subtitles, I know people though who simply can’t do subtitles, shame really as they’re missing out on so many gems.
              Haha for sure! Stark difference of loyalty between the two, I Saw The Devil was also a personal favourite, there’s so many amazing Korean masterpieces.

              1. Bartowski
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Ah yes I've got that downloaded but not watched it yet. I prefer subtitles now, stops me from looking at my phone and actually find it more gripping and absorbing.

                1. Salah’s Sonnet
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Totally agree, also subtitles gives it a more personal touch for me even, because you’re narrating it in your own voice in your head haha.
                  You’ll LOVE I Saw The Devil 😉

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      My limited exposure to Korean series/movies was Kingdom

      And whilst it was good but not necessarily great, it will forever have a special place in my heart being the first series I binge watched when we were first told to work from home on the eve of the pandemic, Friday the 13th of March 2020 - a very surreal time in history

      Swiftly followed by Tiger King a few days later

      It truly was the best of times and the worst of times

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I watched it, loved the story line but the dubbing was horrendous.. Was still worth the watch, highly rate it…

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I would never a live action show dubbed. They're always horrendous.

      2. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Subtitles are the way forward, dubbing is always awful

    5. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I will have similar Korean fever next week when I potentially bring in both Son and Hwang with my 2FT

    6. Sergeant Slaughter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      The Koreans are making some great stuff. Signal was mentioned, quite good. Stranger as well. Watched lots.

  5. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who to bench next week: TAA (mun), Townsend (WAT), Toney (LEI), or one of Cancelo/Dias (bha)?

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Last one but I reckon Pep may make that decision for you.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        And I have Foden too! So, yeah, good point. Thanks, Pep.

  6. Tempestic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    When Lukaku has Mount and James providing for him he'll be worth every penny

    1. maglia rosa
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      TT doesnt seem to see it that way tbh. Much to my frustration i might add.

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think the issue is more that they don't seem to be playing to his strengths much or know how to do so. Tuchel used him excellently against Arsenal (played off the CBs with wingbacks overlapping, and then later in the game he drifted wide right a bit where he got into more space to run at the defence and it freed up room for the likes of Havertz to move forward as the CBs followed him wide often), since then he just looks like he's sticking up top and not moving far and there aren't many opportunities to roll defenders as they don't play counter attacking. Definitely benefitting Werner as defenders are just attracted to Lukaku but it's frustrating from a fantasy point of view.

  7. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ronaldo to Vardy?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Wait till CL games

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Waiting but that’s the move I’m doing later this week too

    3. maglia rosa
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Seems such an easy move.

    4. Rednev1983
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Done exactly that,he better not get injured in mw now.

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

    In order who is most likely to get regular starts

    A Chilwell
    B Alonso
    C James

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      ACB

    2. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      It's really hard to say, a month ago I would have said BCA, now it's probably more like ACB. You're risking rotation with any of them I'd say, if you're going with one right now, probably Chilwell because of his form and just make sure you have decent backup

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

        Thanks- that’s my thinking (Semedo and Livramento on bench)- just whether in long term worth -4 moving Alonso to Chilwell

    3. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Really hoping C, picked James over Chilwell on WC

    4. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Midweek lineup should give clues for the weekends lineup, maybe Tuchel is rivalling Pep for roulette

  9. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who’s everyone captaining GW9:

    1. Salah (mun)
    2. Lukaku (NOR)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Salah

    2. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Still on 2 at the moment, think he's been unlucky not to have more points in recent GWs, hoping he plays catch up with some goals at Norwich, will likely reassess nearer the deadline though

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

      Was set on Lukaku but Salah in such good form and United defence not great so at the moment thinking Salah but will see how both play mid week

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yes midweek is important and will see what most popular choice is looking like

    4. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I’m in favour of going Salah, man is in blistering form and is truly enjoying being back in his groove, plus United are utterly dreadful. Salah against Maguire and Lindelol, could even be a bloodbath it wouldn’t surprise me

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        United always seem to turn it on in the big games after poor form but equally could be a mauling

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Tis true, but I just can’t see it, lot of work to do in that United side, look nowhere near like turning it on any time soon, just my opinion of course.

  10. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Will lose 0.1 if Jota drops tonight. Got 1FT

    A) Jota to Foden
    B) Jota to Brownhill and use the cash to upgrade Benrahma next GW
    C) take the drop and save

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A is a decent move, but I'd wait unless the price drop is significant

    2. Casual Player
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Always C

  11. RogDog_jimmy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I feel like I’m about to unlock an achievement with Son

    “Trade put a player for a hit based on an internet rumor then they play and haul”.

    I already used Son to achieve this last year

    “Trade out an injured player

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Last one is…

      “Trade out an injured player for a hit before he plays and scores 20 points”

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I’ll never forget transferring out Costa for Chelsea with something like this, then went on to score a hat trick, against Everton I think it was.

  12. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Maupay to
    A. Firmino (should do it now before price rise)
    B. Jesus
    C. Lukaku
    D. Others

    1. steven8991
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      sorry, C should be Werner

  13. Casual Player
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    The thing I bought with my FFS league 500£ Amazon voucher arrived this morning. Thanks FFS/Geoff!

    Pretty sure the prize is going elsewhere this season.

  14. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Azpilicueta (Livramento Duffy)
    Salah Raphinha Benrahma Jota (Brownhill)
    Lukaku Antonio Toney

    1.3m ITB,
    Jota to?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Foden? Mbeumo? Saka?

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Way too early but who would you play?
    A. TAA (mun) 😛
    B. Livramento (BUR)
    C. ESR (AVL)

    1. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yikes, is all of them an option? Just never bench Trent imo

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

        TAA against woeful United defence

      • GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

      • Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        All of them and I'd bet your playing 3 I'd bench over them

    2. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Ronaldo to Lukaku or Vardy before the drop?

        Also have Alonso and Jota to worry about

        Sanchez
        Trent, Alonso, Reguillon
        Salah, Jota, Raphina, Benrahma
        Ronaldo, Antonio, Toney

        Steele, Livramento, Bissouma, Semedo 1ft .3itb

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

          Lukaku and I would probably keep Jota and move Alonso to Chilwell

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Isn’t it always a gamble who starts though out of Chillwell and Alonso?

            1. Kiwivillan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Is it? Or has Alonso not preferred by manager now? Chilwell 2 games 2 goals

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Ronaldo drop won’t impact you if you got him in at 12.5m
          Given you have a few potential issues I’d just wait until nearer deadline

        3. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No just wait

      • Camzy
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Jota > Mbeumo is worth 0.2m today. Worth moving early? Brentford don't play midweek so it's very little injury risk.

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Did you buy Jota 7.6m? I'm probably doing WC and if ESR returns tomo I won't be getting Mbuemo. Don't think he's a must have now

          1. Camzy
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I wildcarded him in. Yeah that doesn't look like such a good call right now haha.

            I planned to go for Mount but going Jota actually gained me points cause I got Livra off the bench instead of a cameo.

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

          Tricky as unless injured or benched can see Jota getting good score v United. Leicester not best fixture for Mbeumo but fixtures ahead good so on balance would get Mbeumo

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I’m trying to hold all my transfers late this season with COVID etc., but 0.2m is a decent swing (though Mbeumo is only on 59% on FFFix). Solid move anyway.

        4. Gooner Kebab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Pulled the trigger

        5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Definitely wouldn’t do that until end of week

          There are 7 or 8 other players who could get injured midweek deprioritising Jota as a transfer

          Mbuemo could also get injured in training or Covid etc

          1. Casual Player
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Comment is too sensible

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lukaku mass sales ,selling donkey and buying puss in boots

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Looks like Bissouma is dropping.

        He is 3rd bench for me but he probably is not going to feature anytime soon.

        Worth using an FT to save 0.1?

        1. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          lol no

          Are you trying to get the most points or get the highest team value?

        2. Connor's Calling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No

      • Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B. Silva worth considering? Just popped into my thinking and wondered peoples views on him.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I was wondering how long it would take until we saw him mentioned as an option 🙂

          Also expecting to see Firmino in RMT’s

        2. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I don't think so unless he suddenly goes on a Gundogan style run. He's kind of at an unattractive price point when you'd be better off going for the 5.5m mids and above and using the money elsewhere to improve.

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Will be good option when he’s at Newcastle in January 😉

      • Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 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 -4 this week?

      • Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        NewcasOil Utd vs Spurs predictions??

        0-2 Spurs keep Soil deep in relegation zone

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hope so

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Son hat-trick would be classic FPL I reckon!

        3. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Interesting to see how the players react. You'd expect most of them to have started talking to their agents about where they're going to be playing next season.

      • baines is god
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sanchez Steer
        Manquillo TAA Duffy Williams Omobamidele
        Salah Jota Greenwood Raphina Gray
        Jimenez Antonio Lukaku

        1FT 1 million in the bank.

        A-Williams to Livramento
        B-Jota to Foden
        C-Salah to KDB
        D Jota and TAA to KDB and Livramento -4

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          C and D what are you thinking? You have potatoes like Greenwood and Lukaku and thinking of selling Salah and TAA???

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          C for sure, playing the best defence in the world next

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

          Sorry but you have been a member for 9 years and you are seriously considering C or D. That defence not good so hope you have WC as you need to rebalance

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Has to be a wind up surely

            1. baines is god
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              when a player is owned by 65%+ of total players, including basically every single good player, it's actually a great time to take a high variance gamble against them.

              Liverpool's fixtures aren't that great either and Salah despite his great form, contrary to what most people seem to currently believe, is not God. He will blank and have dry spells.

              With Mahrez our KDB is on pens, City are still the best team in the league and probably going to end up as top scorers, and KDB is the one stalwart in the team and a great differential.

              1. Bartowski
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Salah has 83 points so far, the next mid has 49. When the fun stops, stop.

              2. Kiwivillan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I have Salah and possibly getting KDB as well on WC. Almost did Fernandes>KDB yesterday for -4. Are you taking high variance gamble against Lukaku?

              3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Depends on the definition of “it’s actually a great time”

                Yes, it’s high variance, which means if you get it right, you get really big gains from it

                But equally, if you get it wrong you get really (REALLY) big losses from it

                And in the current environment, I’m not sure I’d want to shove all my chips into the middle saying “I’ll put the house on Salah going quiet please dealer, hit me”

      • Casual Player
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Quotes printed on FFS recently:

        “Price rises don’t affect me either, because I don’t follow price changes at all and I only decide if a player is good value in the moment I’m making that decision.” - Fabio Borges, no1 ranked FPL manager

        “Although I truly understand that team value is important but for me, it is not as essential as some people make it sound. There will be some struggle if you were on a very low team value especially in the second half of the season when that second wildcard is being played, but if you are playing the game right you shouldn’t be faced with such a problem.” - FPL Milanista, top 500 last season , top 100 so far this season

        “Ronaldo/Jota to before the drop to save 0.2??!” - 582715 different managers here

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Alonso 2nd most transferred out and Chilwell 2nd most transferred in for next GW is amusing, no way that switch doesn’t backfire 😉

          1. Casual Player
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Haha I guess those are “casuals”, not like the smart people here locking in transfers a week before the deadline

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              A lot of more casual don’t understand the 0.2m rule - had a friend telling me he made loads of money on his WC by bringing in the most transferred players. Similar with Ronaldo dropping tonight - it won’t impact the 2m+ players who bought him at 12.5m. Price changes are fun element to the game though.

              1. Casual Player
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I didn’t understand it until 2 years ago, just transferred who I wanted when I wanted. For the majority of players it’s just a bit of fun

                1. Sun Jihai
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Yeah exactly, the whole concept of price changes is funny as it’s some secret code. Those who are more casual players don’t really care about prices and just bring in the top scoring players as they play the game for fun, but that causes the more keen/sad players to decide whether they make their moves early (when in reality the optimal outcome would be to wait until as close to the deadline as possible!). Do think it’s fun all the behavioural and trade-off element of it though!

        2. Camzy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          They did a calculation that 0.1m in team value is worth around 2 points. So all the small cuts do matter. I think you can balance moving early at certain times with waiting.

          I waited two weeks ago because I was uncertain of what move/which players to geet, but moved early in some other weeks for the price rises when the moves appear clear. I think that's the best way to do it.

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Team value definitely does matter like you suggest

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Whoever did that calculation is winding you up mate

            1. Camzy
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I've been looking for the past hour to find the analysis and can't. I'll keep looking but it convinced me at least.

              It's not that team value is the be all end all, just that on average, high team value correlates to higher overall points tally by a certain proportion which works out to be 2 points or so up to a certain level.

              You can build that team value organically or you can be more proactive in defending price drops and grabbing price risees. There's risk and reward. I like the system. Leaves room to gain advantages however small. Things like selling Tsimikas before a drop to bag a price rise or moving 1 day early before X player falls and Y player goes up. Small decisions like that can compound over the season.

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                It sounds like it convinced you alright - but it also sounds like a elaborate windup

                You can’t do a univariate analysis on a multivariate problem - isolating the amount of points that “came from” team value is impossible

        3. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think Ronaldo and Jota aren't who they're thinking of though. The first one is a massive expensive turd stinking up peoples team and the other one doesn't start. The trick that they're good at is to get to the point where your team looks good and you can make the adjustment on Friday having absorbed all the information for the player you want in. In other words they weren't foolish enough to get those two in the first place.

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Just did Bissouma > Højbjerg for free.

        Bench now Livramento Højbjerg Duffy

        This gives me adequate cover going forward for now shows, injuries and suspensions.

        1. Casual Player
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Hopefully none of the 12 players ahead of Bissouma in your squad don’t have any midweek dramas. Or Hojbjerg is injured tomorrow. Besides all that risk, and using a trade to prioritise 0.1 TV over improving how many points your starting side could score, the move is ok IMO

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I reckon Bissouma is a dead asset now and I like the look of my bench.

            Also have 0.3m to spare 🙂

      • Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Chabolah worth a punt for the next 4 weeks?

        Gray & Marcal -> Mbeuno & Chabolah (2FT)

        Y/N?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Not sure why you want to get rid of Gray? He has been consistent and the most advanced EVE player.

          With DCL returning he will improve even more.

      • FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What’s the scores on the board so far guys

        55, Ramsdale and Antonio to play here

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          58, Antonio to play. Benrahma and an Arsenal clean sheet are my only worries, but a decent week so far

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yeah tbh Arsenal conceding may even benefit given how many have White

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          59 with Ramsdale, ESR and Antonio to go. Selling 15 point Chilwell this week a bit horrendous but still think it made sense given I really wanted TAA back in my team!

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I think that will pay off long term mate

            I went James over Chilwell on my WC, think I’ll be hurting for a good few days

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Yeah do like Chilly but would be dreading the Chelsea line-up every week unless it emerges that Alonso is out of favour again. Do think James should come good, looked amazing at the start of the season, but would be annoying if he starts midweek!

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          59(-12) Son, Antonio, Doucoure and Gray to go.

      • Alisson WondHaaland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Has Tuchel given any reason why Mount hasnt played much recently? Was interested in him as a Jota replacement but it seems as though he's been pushed out of the team

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I think he must prefer him for CL

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        What is your team value and sale value?

        TV: 102m
        SV: 101m

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Basically the same as you.

      • FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If James starts in CL midweek and Chilwell is rested, would you do James >> Chilwell for GW9 ?