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Why Jimenez was benched and Cash’s goal threat: FPL notes from Villa v Wolves

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 8 write-ups with analysis of Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers.

For a shorter summary of all of Saturday’s action, click here.

ASTON VILLA 2-3 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

  • Goals: Danny Ings (£7.8m), John McGinn (£5.8m) | Romain Saiss (£5.0m), Conor Coady (£4.5m), Ruben Neves (£5.4m)
  • Assists: McGinn, Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) | Daniel Podence (£5.5m), Leander Dendoncker (£4.8m), Adama Traore (£6.0m)
  • Bonus: McGinn x3, Neves x2, Ings x1

HWANG DISAPPOINTS

Wolves came from two goals down to win at Villa Park on Saturday, in a remarkable finish which saw them score in the 80th, 85th and 95th minutes.

Set-up in a 3-4-2-1 formation, Bruno Lage’s side struggled for large parts, especially in the final third, but got the win thanks to goals from an unlikely trio: Romain Saiss (£5.0m), Conor Coady (£4.5m) and Ruben Neves (£5.4m).

With Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) arriving back late after playing three games during the international break with Mexico, in his absence, budget forward Hwang Hee-Chan (£5.6m) was tasked with leading the line in a false nine role. 

However, he was well below par, struggling to link up with his team-mates and ending the match with just a single effort on goal. He was also partly to blame for John McGinn’s (£5.8m) strike, after a poor pass which was intercepted.

“We used a false nine so not to give their strong defenders an easy man to mark. They continued to press at 2-0 and I tried to put men on them. That’s what we did. In corners or free-kicks, those situations can happen and we scored three goals. Every time I believe.

It’s easy for me to say now I made the right choice. It’s easy to say ‘I was right’ when you win. But you have to take decisions. The other players who start or come on, help the team to win three points.

We did three good performances in the first three games but did not get any points. The confidence came with hard work. The players are seeing what we are doing and with victories.” – Bruno Lage

Discussing his team selection, and specifically Jimenez, Lage also said:

“Raul is very important for us and the way we play. But also, the other players are important. I don’t want to take risks with top players.

Maybe I need to protect Saiss more because he played more time than Raul for his national team, but my concern is about the travel. The flight was too much time, he just arrived, he feels tired, he wants to play.

I put him to warm up and every time he was saying ‘I want to go inside (the team), I want to go inside’, but I preferred to go with Daniel.

I don’t want to take risks with him because we don’t have a big squad and I don’t want injuries because we don’t make the best decisions.”

Elsewhere, Adama Traore (£6.0m) bagged his first attacking return of the season via an assist, but again spurned a good opportunity to score, and remains one of the division’s biggest expected goal (xG) underperformers this term.

After losing their first three league games, Wolves are now eighth in the Premier League table, and are suddenly one of the form teams in the division.

Between Gameweeks 9 and 14, they also sit third on our season ticker for ease of attacking fixture difficulty, which suggests that Hwang can still offer value in the coming weeks. However, Jimenez remains the headline pick, and could be a nice replacement for those looking to move away from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) and Michail Antonio (£8.1m).

Above: Wolverhampton Wanderers’ fixtures from Gameweeks 9 to 14

ADVANCED CASH BAGS CLEAN SHEETS POINTS FOLLOWING EARLY WITHDRAWAL

For Aston Villa, it was a disappointing collapse on Saturday afternoon, and questions remain over their new 3-5-2 formation, which has been a bit hit and miss so far.

One glimmer of hope, however, have been the performances of Matty Cash (£5.1m). 

Since switching to a back-three set-up in Gameweek 4, the wing-back ranks top amongst all defenders for penalty area touches and joint-top for goals attempts and shots in the box. 

Having been withdrawn on 79 minutes against Wolves in Gameweek 8, he bagged a clean sheet, and as a result, is now up to 12th in the defender standings for total points.

However, Dean Smith revealed after the game that he picked up a dead leg in the loss.

Above: Matty Cash’s average position map by Gameweek 2021/22

John McGinn, meanwhile, bagged a goal and assist, and was on corner-taking duties for Villa, while Emiliano Martinez (£5.5m) and Douglas Luiz (£4.6m) were both named in the starting XI, despite featuring for Argentina and Brazil respectively in South America in the early hours of Friday morning.

Another Argentinian – Emiliano Buendia (£6.3m) – also put in a good shift. The playmaker was deployed behind Danny Ings (£7.8m) and Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) in an attacking midfield role, and thrived in the half-spaces, creating one big chance and registering a couple of shots on goal.

“I find it difficult to explain because it should have been a victory. We were comfortable and we didn’t see that coming. Three set-pieces have cost us three goals. You have to defend better when balls get put in the box in the last 10 minutes. There were frantic clearances so that was a disappointment today.

In the first half, I thought it was a bit of a chess game. I thought we were better but only had the one big chance and they had one through Adama Traore. In the second half, we spoke about the areas we wanted to play and we did. At 2-0, you can always give them a sniff and we did.

I never felt there was a momentum shift. There were a few second balls that we didn’t pick up. We defended the box quite well in open play but it was the set-pieces.

The actual free-kick for goal I have no complaints. That happens. It’s how they get to that… We had a throw-in which we gave away then Traore comes inside and we give a foul away.

It’s a painful defeat because it’s one we should have had. The performance was better than Tottenham but you have to defend the box better. It hurts because it’s a football match and I’m a football manager.” – Dean Smith


Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash (Young 79), McGinn, Douglas Luiz (Nakamba 67), Targett, Buendia (Ramsey 74), Ings, Watkins

Wolves XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho (Silva 74), Marcal (Podence 74), Dendoncker, Traore, Hwang (Jimenez 88)


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  1. BIGREDDOG
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Score checks?

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

      60 with Ramsdale left.

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      54 with saka and ramsdale

    3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      51 Saka and white left

    4. Xhaka Kahn't
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      66 with ESR, Saka, Ramsdale to go. Cue Arsenal blank...

    5. Joey Tribbiani
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      62 (-8), Saka left
      50k rank, looking at grey arrow currently

    6. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      62 - Saka and White left

    7. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      54 with Saka and Gallagher

    8. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 1 day ago

      61 all Out

    9. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      57, White to go

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

      80 points with Liviamento Auto-Subbing with Ramsdale left

      1. LC1
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Nice!

    11. BIGREDDOG
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      60+ white. Not behd

    12. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      73(-12) all out.

      1. Shark
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Wow, loving the aggressive hits tactic. What were the moves out of interest?

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

          Williams, Gallagher, Lukaku, Ronaldo > Cancelo, Son, Vardy, DCL.

          DCL backfired but Duffy autosub.

          1. Shark
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Nice!

      2. BoleynWin
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Still not linked your team, would be interesting to see…

    13. Shark
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      58 + Saka

    14. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      59 all out. Left Sanchez and Foden on the bench to get the late points in as I felt like this week might not go too well!

    15. lugs
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      57, Auba & Tierney to go

    16. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      68 with Saka left. Am defo happy with that

    17. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      53 with Saka, Smith Rowe and Odegaard left.

    18. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      50, Guaita - White and Saka left

    19. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      55. Tierney and ESR to go.

    20. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      51 with Gallagher and Ramsdale left. Dog dirt

    21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      62 with Saka and Ramsdale to play

    22. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      71 (-4 pt hit) with Ramsdale, Tierney and Saka to go. Come on Arsenal don't let me down!

    23. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      66 with one to go...

    24. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      68 all out

    25. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      63 allout

    26. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

      66 with ESR and White to go

  2. EL tridente
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I’ve had Antonio since GW 1 but I’m ship him out for Toney in GW 10 or 11. Bad idea?

    1. EL tridente
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Thinking about shipping**

    2. JBG
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      The way Brentford are playing, Toney can easily outscore Antonio during that run of fixtures Brentford have. Imo.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        I like Toney and the way Brentford are playing, but truth be told his form is worse than Werner and Watkins for example.

        But you can go in on the fixtures which look 2 decent games and 2 tougher ones in the next 4 matches.

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      No.

    4. Azurri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      It's not a bad idea. Plenty will do it.

    5. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Not a bad idea.

    6. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I am planning to do it this gameweek. Got 2 FTs so now seems the best time.
      Would totally understand leaving it one more week, though. Spurs defence is pretty porous - I think this is the last of their good fixtures from an attacking perspective.

    7. ASOUSA12
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Great idea!

      I can't understand how anyone who wildcarded in GW8, kept Antonio looking at their upcoming fixtures.

      People were driven by fear when there are a lot of better options in the next block of fixtures.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Look at points per game and Antonio is right up there with DCL and Vardy.

        I'd normally back him in the next two too, but it's the Thursday - Sunday thing and West Ham are going for it in the Europa league too.

    8. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Keeping Antonio vs Spurs then bringing Toney in from GW10.

  3. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Does anyone know current last man standing safety score; also is there a way to check somewhere? Cheers

      1. Powers106
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you!

  4. smix
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Move Jimi or Antonio out for Toney ?

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I’m keeping both for now

    2. Meechoo115
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Jimi I reckon

      • Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Mick would be the power move

        1. Meechoo115
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Who ? Mick Dundee?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              That's not a knife. That's a knife.

              Antonio I meant

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Antonio imo...

      • Totti
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        my team

        ramsdale foster
        dias cancelo azpi rudiger livramento
        salah raphinha saka townsend douglas
        Lukaku jimenez antonio

        1.5 itb and 1 FT

        A) saka -> mbuemo
        B) rudiger -> chilly welly and bench saka
        C) save FT

        need your help guys

        1. Meechoo115
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Wait to see whether chilly plays in UCL and also Rudi fitness.

            Having said that I would probably do A anyway

        2. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Salah is currently on track for almost 400 points. only 394 at the moment - just needs to improve his game a little bit more and he could make the big four hundred...

          1. Powers106
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            I’m sure it’s weighing on his mind, hopefully he won’t succumb to the pressure and bring it home!

          2. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Yes,I have to permacaptain him,his EO is above 100 pct,and I want to cheer all 400 points

          3. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Hope he takes a long look at himself in the mirror and realises how wel he could do if he tries a bit harder

            1. Sharkytect
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              It looks like he night have got the message. Now on track for that 400. Well done, mo

          4. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            He's 40/1 to break Vardy's consecutive game scoring record.

          5. Firmino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            Will miss two games in January

            1. Sharkytect
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 23 days ago

              He may not need them at this rate

        3. smix
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          52 with Saka & Ramsdale to go !

          1. CRO KLOPP
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 1 day ago

            OK

        4. Stram Dunk
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Is triple Brentford too much? Own Jansson and Mbeumo

          1. Meechoo115
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Not too much given their prices. Suspect you will be benching Jansson most weeks right ?

              1. Stram Dunk
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Correct

            • CRO KLOPP
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              They really play good atm,and they are cheap so why not

            • jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 months, 1 day ago

              No matter how good fixtures or form is, tripling up is a risky idea. Everyone was excited about Chelsea and look at them. Didnt deliver as expected

              1. CRO KLOPP
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                You cant compare them to Chelsea assets beacuse of the price. At 5.5 Mbuemo or 6.5 Toney you dont need them to deliver every week,Lukaku is a premium and Chelsea defence too so I dont know how this make sence

            • Stram Dunk
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks all!

          2. Meechoo115
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Bench order right for next week?

              Ramsdale
              Dias. Cancelo. James. Trent
              Salah. Mbuemo. Mount. Raph
              Antonio. Lukaku c

              Foster. Livra. Armstrong. Brownhill

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Looks ok to me

            • jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 months, 1 day ago

              After 2-3 transfer my team would look like this

              Sanchez
              Trent christensen rudiger cancelo
              Salah raphinha son
              Jimenez toney Lukaku

              Anything else to consider?

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                If Rudi nothing serious, looks lovely

            • Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Good to go? Transferred in Vardy for Antonio.

              Sanchez (Foster)
              Alonso White Cancelo
              Pogba Townsend Salah Sarr
              Vardy(A) Jimenez Lukaku(C)

              Subs: Gallagher, Livramento, Manquillo

              1. Stram Dunk
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I'd play Gallagher

                1. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
                  • 10 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Play Gallagher over who? Sarr would be the only option, and he's Watford's biggest goal threat.

                  1. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    If it were me I'd play Gallagher over Pogba and move Livramento to first sub (although I guess he'll default come in if you have an Alonso no-show)

                  2. Stram Dunk
                    • 2 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    Over Sarr, yes

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Noice, Livra must be under consideration for 1st XI spot now

            • Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              A. The Undertaker
              B. Hogan
              C. Macho Man
              D. Austin
              E. Someone else?

              1. Luis Suarez Ate My Homework
                • 10 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Bret 'The Hitman' Hart!

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be

              2. JBG
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                B

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  I hear you, brother

              3. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Depends, what's the question

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Which of these had the best facial hair?

              4. lugs
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Hacksaw Jim Duggan

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Don't make them like that anymore

                2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  I was once given detention at school for standing on a table and hoisting a metre ruler in the air like Jim Duggan whilst repeatedly shouting "USA"

              5. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                The Ultimate Warrior.

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Had the toy

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

                    Lol

              6. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 1 day ago

                E. The Hurricane

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Record holding cruiserweight champ

              7. Zim0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Eddie Guerrero

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Lack of a luchadors an oversight. Eddie should be F.

              8. Salahlulijah
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                E - Bam Bam Bigelow

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Scalp tats very hardcore

              9. demob
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                E. Koko B Ware

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Factoid: Undertakers first victim

              10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                E The Bushwhackers

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  As a child, thought they were Aussies. How ignorant I was.

              11. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                D. Stone Cold...

                NEXT!

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Correct

              12. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                C all day long. Ooohhhhh yyeeaaahhhhhhh!!

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  No better interviewee.

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    Also correct.

              13. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks all. Sarr to Mbeumo it is then.

              14. waltzingmatildas
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Tatanka!

                1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Accountantcy's loss, wrestling's gain.

            • davies
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Who scores more over the next 2 weeks?

              A) Foster (eve/SOU)

              B) Sanchez (MCI/liv) + 4 points

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Sanchez I'd say, Brighton unlikely to get pumped, but who knows what will happen with Watford

            • dshv
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              I know its to early but which one to play next gw

              1. Hwang (leeds)
              2. Mbeumo (foxes)
              3. Livra (burnley)

              1. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Hwang, but honestly I could see all 3 picking up points

              2. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                3

            • Ohh1454
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              If you could only have one for spurs good run, Son or Kane ?

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

                Son

              2. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Son. Cheaper.

            • NateDog
              • 1 Year
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Hoping Olise might get a start tonight, looked decent in Palace's last game but hasn't even had a full half yet for them. Had a good season for us last time out and with Newcastle up next and Wolves and Burnley in the next 3 after that Palace could score a few

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

                Your thoughts on Edouard, think he is going to be a regular from now?

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  He certainly should be, started the last 2 and while I like Benteke he just doesn't score the goals Palace need (although his link up play has gotten a lot better)

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

                    With Eze back sooner or later, goals may start flowing.

                    Palace do not have a bad squad at all and Vieira seems to be a good fit.

            • Stram Dunk
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Anything worth a hit? (barring no injuries)
              No ft, 0.7itb

              Sánchez
              TAA Cancelo Livramento
              Mbeumo Gallagher Salah Townsend
              Lukaku(c) Antonio Ronaldo(vc)

              Steele Jansson Sissoko Williams

              Thanks

              1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                No. Ronnie (VC) seems a bit optimistic though.

                1. Stram Dunk
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers

              2. KunDogan (B.D.)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Don’t see anything worth a hit

            • jackruet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 months, 1 day ago

              1. Rudiger + brownhill (4-3-3)
              2. Livra + mbeumo ( rotate Between 4-3-3 and 3-4-3)

              1. Stram Dunk
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                2

              2. JBG
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                2

              3. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                2

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              I own Taa but I have to admit he’s a little frustrating to own at times - he actually has very few shots and even fewer inside the box - lots of aimless crosses from deep into the box with no one in their who’s much good in the air

              He has attacking free kicks but seems a below average exponent of these from what I’ve seen

              All in all, happy to own but completely understand the logic of people going without

              1. Salahlulijah
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                If he stays fit he should get 200 plus points. Not many 7.5 players can guarantee you that!

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Fair point mate, he is reliable and safe, I guess the counter to that would be someone like Dias who should be good for around 15-20% less points than Taa but for 1.5m less

              2. JBG
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                With me it's mostly fomo... Everyone in my MLs own him, so it will hurt me badly if he does haul.

              3. NateDog
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I might not expect too much from him in the next few games (cue double digit hauls) but as a non-owner with the way he started the Watford game I was expecting a big haul, especially with Liverpool racking up the corners. He seems to be playing a role similar to Cancelo now where when Liverpool have the ball he effectively becomes a CM. Cancelo seems to shoot a bit more than TAA in this role but it also means he has more scope for assists and shots in better areas than just firing from 30~ yards away

              4. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                He should have gotten two assists against Watford. Hauls are coming.

            • as33
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Ronaldo> Vardy, Kane or Kaku?

              1. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                This week Lukaku, medium term Vardy

            • Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              If you were to make a prediction how many of the next 4 premier league fixtures does Reece James start?

              1. Salahlulijah
                • 3 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                If he plays midweek then 2 if not then 3

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  yes interesting, very tempted to grab him.

              2. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                All 4 if he's fit

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  that would be exceptional, are you an owner or planning to?

                  1. Gabbiadini
                    • 4 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    I think Hudson-Odoi could likely get a game though.

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 8 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    Neither, have other fires to put out but I think he hasn't played many minutes this season, and he is one of the keys to getting lukaku to score so if he has recovered can see him getting a good run in the team

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      7 months, 1 day ago

                      yes, that's a good point.

              3. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Zero

              4. Amartey Partey
                • 2 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                2

            • RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              0.1 off Foden to Son for free…

              Suggestions for FT?

              2.1 in the bank

              Sanchez
              TAA, Rudiger, Christensen
              Salah, Saka, Foden, Raphina
              Vardy, Jimenez, Antonio

              Subs: Steele, White, Livra, Sissoko

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

                Save and get Son with 2fts next GW or GW after that.

                1. NateDog
                  • 1 Year
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  This, your team is well set up for next week and it's not worth a hit

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    Cheers!

            • Bobby Digital
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Timoooo (c)

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Tinooooooo

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Him too!

              2. JBG
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Congrats on your 4pts.

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  24*

              3. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                You sure he's gonna start? Think he'll go back to mount havertz and James in the side to give Lukaku some service

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  That's the risk I'm taking.

                2. pingissimus
                  • 3 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Does Mount get back in ahead of RLC?

                  Not clear on the variations that are likely but had read elsewhere that RLC was one of the few shining lights for Chelsea recently and was looking like the player he was when he got into the England squad.

            • CAVEAT KING
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Exact money for -4 bto do Antonio to Toney and ESR to Son?
              Good call?
              A repost due to wrong article.

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

                I wouldn't tbh.

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Funny how we ask a question on here and if it is negative we react badly. (smile)

              2. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I like it but probably not this week

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Little choice with price rises

              3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I would

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  A positive response. Friend for life.

              4. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Keep ESR, do Ant to Toney

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Maybe good. Worried about future TV. I will wait on prices

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

                Beautiful.

                1. CAVEAT KING
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  Tnks

            • davies
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Got exact funds for Gallagher > Son but will be priced out if the latter rises…

              Is it worth a hit this week or stick it out and hope to do it for free next week?

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Galla has NEW this week. No way in hell I would transfer him out.

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  would I*

              2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Early transfers at your own peril

              3. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Selling Gallagher with NEW is a no from me.

            • ElliotJHP
              • 9 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Think I might hit Armstrong out along with Ronaldo, options will be:

              A) Vardy, Jimenez
              B) Lukaku, Toney

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                B

            • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Get rid of some dead wood.

              Ronaldo, Benrahma, Marcal > Vardy/Kane Mbeumo, Cancelo (-4)

              Current team
              Raya
              Christensen, TAA, Livra
              Gallagher, Salah, Benrahma, Gray
              Ronaldo, Lukaku, Antonio

              Gunn, Marcal, Gilmour, Williams

            • Mikel Arteta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Thoughts about this:
              Mahrez and Armstrong out
              Son and Broja/Hwang in

              A) do it this week for -4
              B) wait one more week

              My team for next gw:
              Ramsdale
              TAA Cancelo Dias James Livramento
              Salah Raphinha Mbeumo
              Lukaku Toney

              Bench: Foster, Armstrong, Mahrez, Brownhill

              1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                B

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                You're gonna bench Mahrez?

                1. Mikel Arteta
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  He was an one week punt vs Burnley.
                  Now I think he will be on the bench and Jesus starts.

            • JollyGoodYellows
              • 3 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              What transfers would you make here? 1FT and 0itb. Prepared to take a hit if required. Possibly Alonso + Ronaldo > Chilwell/James + Lukaku (-4)?

              WC also available.

              Sanchez Steele
              TAA Alonso Cancelo Livramento White
              Salah Raphinha Barnes Benrahma Gilmour
              Antonio Ronaldo Toney

              1. ElliotJHP
                • 9 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                I'd go Chilwell over James if you was to do that, those James 1 pointers are a killer.

                I'd personally go Laporte I think though

                1. ElliotJHP
                  • 9 Years
                  7 months, 1 day ago

                  But I wouldn't do it for a hit I don't think, your team is fine for next week this aside

                  1. JollyGoodYellows
                    • 3 Years
                    7 months, 1 day ago

                    Cheers mate, just the obvious transfer of Ronaldo > Lukaku then.

            • camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              7 months, 1 day ago

              Suddenly my team isn't doing quiet as well as it was. Have 2fts and my WC
              Any help/advice would be appreciated as I'm kinda at a loss wat to do

              Sa

              TAA/Digne/Rudiger

              Salah/Raphina/Sarr/Benny

              Ings/Lukaku/Antonio

              (Foster/Livremenco/White/Gallagher)

              Digne/Sarr/Benny/Ings are ones I'm looking to ship.

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 1 day ago

                Suddenly