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Zaha and Saka updates as Palace players impress ahead of plum Gameweek 9 match

We continue our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweek 8 write-ups with analysis of Arsenal v Crystal Palace.

For a shorter summary of all of Saturday’s action, click here, while you can read up on Sunday’s two Premier League fixtures here and here.

ARSENAL 2-2 CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m), Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) | Christian Benteke (£6.3m), Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m)
  • Assists Nicolas Pepe (£7.1m), Gabriel Martinelli (£5.2m) | Jordan Ayew (£5.9m), Michael Olise (£5.4m)
  • Bonus: Aubameyang x3, Benteke x3, Edouard x1

PALACE IMPRESS DESPITE LATE SETBACK

ARS/CRY

A 95th-minute equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette (£8.3m) saw Arsenal rescue a draw at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

However, that aside, it was a match full of positives for Crystal Palace, who carried a real threat going forward and probably deserved all three points.

“It was so close but we have been saying that a little bit too often. We have to learn from the games we played previously. I am really disappointed because the way the team came back in the second half, they deserved to win the game.

I am frustrated for them, they were brave and showed character and to concede a goal like that I am disappointed for my players.

We conceded those goals on set pieces on the second phases and we need to work on that. We have to put our sleeves up and put our bodies on the line. We were really unlucky today, it is the way it is but I believe there is more to come from the team to challenge even better.” – Patrick Vieira

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Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) missed out tonight though illness, having felt unwell since returning from international duty last week.

As a result, he hadn’t trained, and sat out his first Premier League match of the current campaign.

“The plan is for him to do some light training tomorrow and he will be joining the team on Wednesday morning.” – Patrick Vieira on Wilfried Zaha

With Zaha out, Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) took up a wider role on the left (no. 22 below), with Christian Benteke (£6.3m) leading the line in Patrick Vieira’s 4-3-3 formation.

Crystal Palace’s average position map v Arsenal in Gameweek 8

As for Conor Gallagher (£5.7m) – who is owned by 7.8% of FPL managers – he carried plenty of attacking threat on the night, and despite serving up his third blank in the last four Gameweeks, ended the match with three shots and was also involved in the buildup to Palace’s second goal.

With Newcastle United up next at Selhurst Park, owners will surely be content to hold another week, but with champions Manchester City to follow, he will need to return soon to keep ticking over.

AUBAMEYANG ON TARGET

Since Gameweek 4, which coincided with Arsenal’s fixtures easing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£9.9m) has now registered three goals and 29 FPL points.

During that time, he ranks fifth in his position for expected goal involvement (xGI), and top amongst team-mates for goal attempts and shots in the box.

Admittedly, he is difficult to accommodate in our squads right now, but with Aston Villa, Watford and Newcastle United up next at the Emirates, he certainly has the platform to keep on delivering.

As for the Gunners, there were few positives on the night, with their 43% possession total in the opening half clearly not enough for a side who wants to take the initiative in front of their own fans.

Despite going five games unbeaten now in the Premier League, that suggests that they will need improve to improve ahead of Villa (h) and Leicester City (a), especially defensively, having suffered several shaky moments at the back tonight.

“A strange game. We started really well, we were dominant and we scored the goal. After that we lacked composure to manage the game. We didn’t have a sequence of passes and then the team was stretched.

After half time we changed a couple of things and we got better but we gave the ball away in areas you can’t and after that we have a mountain to climb.

Credit they didn’t give up, we had some big chances and then got the goal in the end.

My perception was we were trying to protect something instead of going for the second one. We were not comfortable.” – Mikel Arteta

Elsewhere, Bukayo Saka (£6.4m) was withdrawn at half-time, following a heavy challenge from James McArthur (£4.5m) just before the break, and later appeared on the bench with a heavily strapped calf muscle.

“Obviously, he couldn’t continue and he’s a boy that’s pretty tough and wants to keep playing, but he could not carry on and we have a quick turnaround for the next game, so we will see how he evolves.” – Mikel Arteta on Bukayo Saka


Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey (Martinelli 81), Odegaard (Lacazette 67), Smith Rowe, Pepe, Saka (Sambi Lokonga 45), Aubameyang

C Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Milivojevic (Kouyate 67), McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew (Olise 71), Edouard (Tomkins 82), Benteke


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  1. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I don’t know why i brought saka i will start Mbeumo next weekend insead of him. Thoughts?

    1. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Seems sensible.

      Even as an Arsenal fan there are no Arsenal players I'd want to play every week which is why I've had White and ESR since the start knowing I can take them in and out as fixtures dictate. I think Saka will score more than ESR over the course of the season but at 6.5m you can get Raphinha, West Ham mids, only 0.5m off some explosive Man City mids if you own them at the right time. Don't feel so bad benching ESR when I bought him at 5.5m.

    2. pjomara
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Everton mid are around 5.7 and have Watford (h) next.

  2. grooveymatt65
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What combo do people prefer going forward... Vardy and Foden or Toney and Son?

    1. pjomara
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pretty close.
      Probably Toney and Son as they're £2m cheaper and Brentford's run of fixtures includes Watford, Leeds, Norwich and Newcastle

    2. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      T&S. Both nailed on.

  3. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Damn maybe i will go for second one..

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      ??

    2. Gunneryank
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not worth a hit.

      • GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Peddle

    3. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Rudiger Livramento White
      Salah Jota Raphinha Gray Sissoko
      Ronaldo Antonio Toney

      A) Ronaldo to Lukaku (C)
      B) Ronaldo to Vardy
      C) Jota to Foden
      D) Jota to Mbuemo

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

    4. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rudiger back in full training makes things easier (On Insta story).

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Should start v Malmo.

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Oops posted under earlier article

      If Alonso plays Wednesday would you remove for -4 and get Chilwell ?
      Team would be

      Sanchez
      TAA Cancelo Chilwell*
      Salah Jota Raphinha Benrahma Mbeumo
      Lukaku (c) Antonio

      Foster Livramento Semedo Scarlett

      1. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No. Because we don't know who Tuchel will start regularly at the back other than Rudiger and Azpilicueta.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks. So would you just take the -4 and get Rüdiger or Azpilicueta?

      2. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I was also thinking Alonso to Chillwell, surely good for the next few should Alonso start midweek. But doubt he will keep scoring but I think a CHE defender is still a must

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Maybe. Chilwell might haul against Norwich.

    6. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No assist for White?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinelli got a touch and probably the defender tt, before the save. No chance

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          tt? too

        2. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I missed the Martinelli touch, alas, the difference between a red or green arrow for me this week.

      2. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Correct

    7. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This is a definite hold FT right?

      Can't even fit Livra in the 11 v Burnley!

      Sanchez
      Taa Cancelo Chilwell
      Salah Gray Raph Foden
      Antonio Jimenez Luk(c)

      Steer Livra Manquillo Sissoko .4 itb 1FT

      1. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yes hold nice team

      2. PastaConcerto
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good chance he comes off the bench anyway...the way this season has been going.

    8. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Which to move first? Alonso or Benhrama? 1FT

      Guessing it’s Alonso, 6.4m for a def slot but unsure who (TAA, Livramento, Cancelo, White, xxx)

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If Chillwell starts Wednesday night, Alonso could be gold V Norwich. Wait for that first beige getting rid.

        1. No Kane No Gain
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Before getting rid*

        2. Kellz86
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Sensible move for sure to wait for midweek, just don’t want to lose too much value between the two

    9. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What is the LMS safety score.

    10. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rudiger drop would be annoying, any further news I've missed?

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Does it really matter though? Surely a keeper for weeks

        1. waldo666
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah but backs can be tricky things, would hate a flare up that rules him out for a couple with the need to move him on. Doesn't sound that bad by all current reports though, thankfully.

    11. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Anyone else teams not updated? Still not getting my autosubs in

      1. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not updated for me yet either, 2pts from Brownhill is still welcomed lol

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Aha not just me then 🙂

      2. waldo666
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Mine has updated.

        1. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Most in my ML has as well

      3. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Me too. Hopefully they’re not looking into that White potential assist more before they complete the week lol

    12. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think I’ve figured out my WC differential. Why mess around with roulette when you can get a still-nailed Andy Robertson? Time to rock the Liverpool defensive double-up again?!..

    13. putana
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      who do you think scores more next gameweek:

      A) Gray (Home against Watford)

      B) Mbeumo (Home against leicester)

      1. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A just

        1. putana
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          i really want both but dont think it's worth the -4 to remove benny and sarr

      2. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

    14. Amartey Partey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Was GW8 a good week to WC?

      1. CrouchDown
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I regret it. Would you save FT?

        Ramsdale

        TAA Cancelo James

        Salah Son Raph Mbeumo

        Lukaku(C) Antonio Hwang

        Subs: Livra Luiz Duffy

        1. Colonial
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes hold WC,, Brentford were excellent against Chelsea , James is the only doubt so see after CL on Tuesday

          1. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I played WC last week lol

        2. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          similar to me mate, althought i have foden and jimenez over your son and hwang

          what are you doing with James... what will you do if say James starts in CL but Chilwell is rested ?

          1. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers mate

            I’m not sure about James, I will probably give him a couple of GW’s anyway as I think he is the best option at RWB for Chelsea and will play most games

            In fact I think he will play more than Chilwell, it’s just annoying that he is currently on the CL rotation

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Hope so I just hate the uncertainty

        3. Amartey Partey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          That's a good team. James could be gold if he starts against Norwich.

    15. CrouchDown
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How did Toney and Mbeumo look against Chelsea?

      1. Gunneryank
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Pretty good. Brentford as a whole were on the front foot for a lot of the 2nd half, and Mbeumo especially got into threatening positions. Mendy bailed out Chelsea. Under the cosh as the expression goes.

      2. GW8 Rough with the Smooth
        RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Rough with the Smooth, Gameweek 8.

        How did your Gameweek go?

        Were your transfers, hits, wildcard or differentials successful? Did you get a big red or green arrow?

        You can share your tales of joy or woe here.

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          rough... went James over Chilwell on a WC

          smooth... picked Cancelo over Dias, and the Foden risk paid off (to a degree)

          only one GW though so time will tell

        2. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          38 points. My worst gameweek rank in years.

          Down to 600k. Dunno how to feel really, will have to take some big risks to get anywhere near the top 10/20k :/

          1. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Did you not captain Mo?

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Nah I woke up on Saturday and went for Ronaldo with 3 minutes to go, I never usually make last min decisions but asI thought he would at least score and didn’t expect Watford to be THAT bad. Gave everyone else who went for Salah 11 points. Annoying but ah well.

        3. Gunneryank
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Smooth - i started Coady and Livramento lol

            Rough - transferred Dias in moments before deadline as i had no City defense and figured it was a good idea 😀

            1. Stupendous
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              It was!

              He will be top 3 to 5 def end of season

          • Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            77 and up to 44k!

            This is all with 2 weeks of blanks from basically all my forwards!

            Best start in donkeys!

          • Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I finally got a green arrow. 68(-4) and up to 56K.

            Good decision: Transfered in Son and Cancelo
            Poor decision: Played Sarr instead of Livramento

            1. Gunneryank
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Nicely done! Good scores with hits give me hope i can repair my underwhelming season so far.

                1. Amartey Partey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Thanks! Hits work sometimes, but I'm trying my best not to make them.

            2. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Smooth: 65pts and green arrow to 201k
              Rough: Nothing to report

            3. tokara
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              from 10k drop to 20k because i had Dias and Alonso with no subs arghhhhhhhh fffffffff

            4. seewhyaxe
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Wildcarded.

              Rough - had Son all the time in it and removed after covid news. The final wildcard has both Jimenez and Armstrong whom collectively gave me 1 pt this gw.

              Smooth - Livramento to the rescue after Armstrong no show and Salah (c). Still ended up with a tiny green arrow which is critical for a wildcard week

            5. Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              59 pts so 10 above average score.

              Salah c and a good defensive effort from Christensen, Sanchez, TAA and Livra. No transfers made so two for next week to bring in Cancello and Mbeumo. Green arrow of 23k.

              Rough: no Raphinha or Jota. Lukaku blanking again.

            6. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Not too much rough really.
              Did a -4 for Ronaldo + Greenwood to Jimi + Son, which lost me 3 pts, but happy with 65 points post hit for the week and well set up moving forwards.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Rough: Flaccid front line - no returns from my front 3.
                Smooth - superb defence - 5 clean sheets.

            7. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Rough. Jota, James, Alonso, Raphina, Jiminez and Gilmour all benched or not making the squad. Salah making more than half of my points.

            8. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Rough: Lukaku, Antonio, Jiménez blanks. Raphinha no show.

              Smooth: Duffy in for Raphinha, all my other defenders returned including Chilwell’s 15 pointer. Salah (c) and Greenwood goal brought me 78 points for the week. 68k GW rank and up from 550k to 200k OR.

              1. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I would be so sad BUT you killed it! Must be rough...

              2. Levi's 501
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Smooth- Salah!
                Rough- everything else, Dias, Mount, Jimenez 1 pointers with Livra on bench 🙁

              3. Rligudfootiemanager
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                All Smooth: 82 points WC. KDB, Chilwell, Liviamento auto sub replacing Armstrong. 5 clean sheets with my 5 defenders. Salah (C)

              4. Santigold
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                7th red arrow in a row. This can't go on forever, right?...

                1. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Nope Games stop at 38. 😉

              5. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Rough: Coady + Jota -> Cancelo + Saka -4pts did not go as planned, ofc Coady scores his second ever goal and Saka injured... Now anticipating Cancelo beching for the weekend. None of my attackers save for Salah got any returns

                Smooth: Full set of clean sheets.

              6. Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                smooth ,sold Torres ,can sleep again

              7. joey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Picked James over Chilwell on a wildcard despite reading the stats that he often gets subbed on, which blocked Livramento. Mbuemo hitting the post another couple of times.

                Otherwise a solid 61 points and a decent team for the coming weeks. A green arrow and a chance to roll a transfer is never a bad thing

              8. RedLightning - Top 10k Any …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Rough.

                I am currently 219k with 519 points, but if I had made no changes whatsoever to my GW1 squad I would now be 24k with 549 points according to http://www.game-change.co.uk/2017/08/28/fantasy-football-what-if-machine/.

                In GW6 I took a hit to replace Fernandes and Pukki with Ronaldo(C) and Gallagher and dropped from 102k to 154k.
                I should have stuck with my original plan of Fernandes to Mane in GW6 followed by Mane to Son in GW8.

                In GW7 I played my wildcard and dropped further to 195k. Replacing TAA with Alonso, Sanchez with Ramsdale and keeping Ronaldo all turned out badly. I should waited at least another week before wildcarding.

                In GW8, Alonso, Raphinha and Rudiger didn't play and Dias was surprisingly benched before making a one-point cameo. My rank dropped again to 219k with only three of my squad scoring more than 3 points.
                But at least my transfer of Ronaldo to Vardy was successful, Douglas Luiz did pick up a clean sheet point after being subbed before Villa conceded three late goals and I can now afford to upgrade Alonso to TAA next week.

              9. lugs
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Rough
                Mount trolling me again with another 1pt cameo blocking Livermento's 6pt's on bench, Tierney only getting 1pt after nearly breaking the crossbar with a shot

                Smooth
                finally got some points from TAA after bringing him in gw 5 for a hit, also Salah(c), Auba, Greenwood, Sanchez, Cancelo all doing the business to help me to a very decent 67pt's

              10. shirtless
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Rough; Dibbed out on two clean sheets with Dias and Rudiger not playing. Seven players scoring 0,1 or 2.

                Smooth; Salah(c), Greenwood, Sanchez my only returns.

                51 points and third straight red dropped from 109k to 344k now.

            9. stooshermadness
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              What do Chelsea fans expect of Chalobah ? 4 starts, 38 points, behind only Azpilicueta and Alonso and 4.8. Will he continue to get starts ?

              1. CrouchDown
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Nah

              2. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Not if Rudiger is fine.

                • NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Not a fan but think I'd hold if I have decent cover like Livra and White

                • Tambling5
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I think he might feature a lot. Silva, Rudiger, Christensen and Azpilicueta are the four most likely to fill the back three places, but Azpi often covering for James. They play two matches a week till Christmas, and it all depends on how much of a game they get from Malmo (next two Champs League ties) as Silva and Rudiger clearly need a regular break. If you have the usual excellent cover of Libra or White or Duffy combos, then could be a good shout, as he has potential to score as seen already.

              3. NABIL - FPL otai
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Smooth - KDB (c), Livramento to cover Alonso yet again

                Rough - Sunday letdown with Bentonio and Gray, plus Kasper again and again

              4. NABIL - FPL otai
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Would you WC this team? If not FT will be used to do Ron to Rom

                Schmeichel Ward
                Cancelo Alonso Livramento Duffy Tsmikas
                Salah KDB Sarr Benrahma Gray
                Ronaldo Antonio Perica

                Players I'm looking at are Raph, Toney, Mbeumo, Ramsdale and obviously TAA

              5. GW9 Fixture and clean sheet odds
                G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                GW9 fixture odds can be found here:
                http://prntscr.com/1wnujvr
                (Provided by Betbrain)

                GW8 clean sheet results:
                MCI: 57% ✅
                CHE: 49% ✅
                ARS: 45% ❌
                LIV: 45% ✅
                BHA: 37% ✅
                AVL: 35% ❌
                MNU: 32% ❌
                TOT: 32% ❌
                EVE: 26% ❌
                WHU: 26% ✅
                WOL: 25% ❌
                SOU: 24% ✅
                LEE: 23% ❌
                NOR: 23% ✅
                LEI: 20% ❌
                NEW: 20% ❌
                BRE: 17% ❌
                CRY: 17% ❌
                WAT: 12% ❌
                BUR: 7% ❌

                GW9 clean sheet odds:
                CHE: 62%
                MCI: 48%
                EVE: 44%
                SOU: 37%
                ARS: 35%
                CRY: 35%
                LEE: 30%
                BRE: 29%
                LEI: 29%
                WHU: 29%
                LIV: 26%
                WOL: 26%
                TOT: 25%
                BUR: 23%
                NEW: 22%
                MNU: 21%
                AVL: 20%
                WAT: 18%
                BHA: 15%
                NOR: 9%
                (Provided by Betbrain)

                Clean sheet totals:
                Manchester City: 6 (+1)
                Chelsea: 5 (+1)
                Liverpool: 5 (+1)
                Brighton: 4 (+1)
                Arsenal: 3
                Aston Villa: 3
                Brentford: 3
                Southampton: 3 (+1)
                Tottenham: 3
                Crystal Palace: 2
                Everton: 2
                Norwich: 2 (+1)
                West Ham: 2 (+1)
                Wolves: 2
                Burnley: 1
                Leeds: 1
                Leicester City: 1
                Manchester Utd: 1

                A nice 67 points for me this week and a green arrow AND won my H2H fixture too to go top of the League! Going on past history it should be all downhill from here 😆

                Gonna get rid of Ronaldo and Jota for a hit but still deciding who will replace them. I could go Toney and Son or Vardy and Mbeumo or some other combo. We will see how we feel come Thursday night 🙂

                Whatever your moves and or tinkerings this week, hope again your arrows be green, and I'll catch you again next week...

                Have a good'un!!!

                G

                1. FCSB
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Thanks G, legend

                  1. G-Whizz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    You're welcome mate!

                    Took a few attempts to post it but got there in the end 😆

                    Hope you've had a decent GW how's your team looking? Sorry to ask but I can't see it as it's not linked 🙂

                    1. FCSB
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      67 is a great week, I got 58 couldve been oh so different had I gone Chilwell over James, anyway we move forward 🙂

                      Ramsdale
                      TAA Cancelo James
                      Salah Foden Mbeumo Raphinha
                      Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

                      Foster Livramento Brownhill Duffy

                      I'm happy enough, just need to sweat out the rotation risks and hope for the best...

                      Your McArthur was a lucky boy tonight 😉 we have quite similar ORs!!

                      1. G-Whizz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Wasn't he just! If he had been given a RC for his assault on Saka I wouldn't have been shocked and slow motion definitely doesn't help my guy 😆

                        Nice team btw! Unlucky with James over Chilwell, but in a different GW, James could be the pick...

              6. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Last Man Standing GW8 (2258 teams)

                Safety score = 47
                Top score = 83
                LMS average = 57.41 (-1.02) = 56.39

                142 teams to be removed, 2116 through to GW9
                Congrats to all the survivors 🙂

                https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

                1. G-Whizz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Thanks TM!

                  Really love this comp 🙂

                2. FCSB
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  thanks TM

                3. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Thanks TM. Great comp.

                4. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Phew, scraped through on 48. Thanks TM

              7. Atwood
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                So Saka was a good transfer...
                Any ideas what to do here deadzoners?
                2FT's

                Sanchez
                Livramento - TAA - Christensen
                Salah - Saka - Gray - Jota
                Ronaldo - Antonio - Armstrong

                Marcal - Shaw - Sissoko

                1. The Units
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Saka & Jota to Raph & Mbeumo
                  or look to get a Citeh def Saka & Shaw to Mbeumo & Cancelo/Dias

                  1. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      That 2nd proposal is lovely.

                  2. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Moving Ron, getting City defender, getting Brentwood asset are the 3 things that spring to mind here. And maybe getting rid of Shaw?

                    • Atwood
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Thanks both. Some good ideas there.

                    • Alonso The Great Midfielder
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      shaw for city defender--easy transfer

                  3. Ragabolly
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Risers: Azpilicueta (6.2)

                    Fallers: Pogba (7.6) El Ghazi (5.7) Wan-Bissaka (5.3) Dawson (4.9)

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Rudiger survives phewww!

                      Thanks Raga

                      1. Andy_Social
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Makes no difference as he's fit now. If he'd dropped, he'd only rise back again.

                    2. Lindelol
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      No Rudi drop wow

                    3. waldo666
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Cheers Ragabolly.

                  4. Salah’s Sonnet
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Here’s one gents, can’t quite decide on

                    A) Jesus + Son
                    B) Vardy + Foden

                    I plan to remove Ronaldo + Sarr for one of those options.

                    Any help appreciated, cheers.

                    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      tight but i choose A

                      1. Salah’s Sonnet
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Cheers man!

                    2. Boberella
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Shame you can't afford Vardy + Son, as they are the pair to own.

                      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        second this

                      2. Salah’s Sonnet
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Haha yeah ideally I’d love both but would have to shave 1.6m off this somewhere:

                        Sanchez
                        Tierney - Alonso - Cancel - Dias
                        Raphinha - Salah - Son - Benrahma
                        Lukaku - Vardy
                        ______________________________
                        Foster: Livramento: Allan: Scarlett

                        This is what it would look like AFTER doing Ronaldo + Sarr > Vardy + Son, but 1.6m shy haha!

                    3. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Jesus and Son, great name for a band
                      Probably not much in it but having one of the Spurs guys is a smart move

                      1. Salah’s Sonnet
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Indeed it is! A Christian Rock Band 🙂
                        Yeah I do edge towards Son more over Vardy, no idea why, just I like Son in the side more than Vardy

                  5. HMC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Jota to Raphinha for free or save transfer and do it for Norwich game the following week?
                    Would just bench Jota and play Livra if Armstrong is left out in the cold again

                    Guiata
                    Trent Dias James White
                    Salah Foden Gray
                    Lukaku Antonio Armstrong
                    Steer Livra Jota* Gilmour

                    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I just play Livra than White

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

                        also a shout, will assess bench options if James is a chance for the weekend
                        maybe bamford is back too

                  6. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Hye
                    My team below quite OK for this week but i want Son in my team or should i just calm and wait for another week because i think no bigger issue on my team yet- Would give James one last chance

                    Sa
                    Livra - Cancelo - James ( Tierney-Semedo )
                    Salah - Raphinha - Doucoure - Greenwood (Gallagher)
                    Vardy - Jiminez - Antonio
                    2FTs

                    My initial propose transfer is
                    a) Greenwood & Gallagher to Son & Douglas luiz/Allan
                    b) Sa to Mendy

                    Should i just do the transfer?

                  7. Daniyal
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    2FT 0.1£ thoughts ?

                    A) Ronaldo + Jota --> Lukaku + Raphina ( Play Marcal)

                    B) Ronaldo + Jota + Williams(-4)--> Lukaku + Raphina + Laporte/Chillwell/Rudiger(If he drops 0.1)

                    C)Ronaldo + Jota+ Williams(-4)--> Lukaku + Mbeumbo +
                    Cancelo/Dias/Azpi

                    D) Vardy instead of Lukaku

                    1. Water_Pink
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A

                  8. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Which one would you keep out of these ?

                    A. Jota
                    B. Sarr
                    C. Gallagher

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      maybe Sarr

                    2. Tambling5
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Is this as an intended player who always starts, or do you have active good bench cover?

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Bench reeks with Omo and Scarlett

                        1. Tambling5
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Jota and Sarr would be a bi gamble then! Isn't there any midfielder you could pick who plays regularly and has a bit more upside than Gallagher? Mbueno? Doucoure?

                          1. Disturbed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Plan to dump two of these three for raph and mbuemo. Which one should I keep?

                            1. Tambling5
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Gallagher has slightly higher points per game than Jota, and is more nailed. He will give you some money in reserve too, so I'd go for him. Sarr could have the odd big score, but Watford starting to look very poor. My season diabolical though, so I wouldn't trust a word I say!

                              1. Disturbed
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Lol cheers mate

                  9. HellasLEAF
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Is Manquillo nailed? Somewhat nailed now. Am liking that price for 5th dman.

                    1. Tambling5
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Will depend on the preference of the new manager!