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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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698 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Are any Ronaldo owners on this thread holding or is everyone, collectively, trading?

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

      Not only am I holding but I am seriously considering captaining him.

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

        Any basis as to why,
        Being due, perhaps?

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

          Don't really believe in players being 'due', probably a bit like Amartey Party below in that it's a gut feel. I'm excited to see how he goes against the likes of Liverpool and City in front of a home crowd and think, as bizarre as it sound, that this tough run might just kick United and Ronaldo back into gear.

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

            Ronaldo playing at Old Trafford against their bitter rival is a telling factor. He’s going to badly want a goal in this one.

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

      Know when to walk away, know when to fold...

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

        Thank you, Kenny.

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

      I’m holding because I have a feeling Ronaldo will score against Liverpool.

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

        Interesting.
        Mid-week selection/performance will be telling.

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

          I felt Chilwell was a better option than Lukaku this GW as Chelsea wingbacks looks the most deadly. He may not start but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

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

      He’s out mate

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

      Holding this week.

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sold for Vardy and at this point a very good decision.

    7. Bam Saka Laca
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Holding mate

    8. Gunneryank
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Pitched him to the curb yesterday and feel good about it.

    9. jon.terry.tfh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any news on DCL and bamford? Really not convinced with Antonio's form and fixtures but there aren't many good mid price forward. Already own Jimenez.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What about Toney? Good option and saves some cash as well.

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

        Dominic probably not coming anytime soon

      3. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Benitez said DCL was going to take a bit more time, whatever that means.

        Worst thing is I brought him in for GW8. At least I have a decent bench so will keep him hoping he will be ready by GW10. I do not see better options to take him out, especially not for a hit.

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

      Any updates on Rudigers fitness?

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

        should know more come tonight UK / tomorrow morning AU

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

        Apparently he has started training

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

        If there is any risk then I don't think Tuchel will be taking it against Norwich at home.

    11. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Idiots keep doing early transfers... Dias and Azpi rise before UCL game is so annoying!

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

        Dumbasses.

        *Hides in corner after making Saturday transfer for Chilwell.

        1. Gunneryank
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah, jerks! Tell 'em!

            *hides after bringing in Vardy....yesterday*

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

        Livra has been returning, but anybody here worth benching in favor of him?

        Azpi cancelo taa
        Raphinha Salah foden Townsend mbeumo
        Lukaku Antonio

        Livra Duffy hwang

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Nope

          Cancelo/Foden might make it easy for you.

          Hwang ahead of Duffy

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

            Cheers, yeah figured as much.

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

          Maybe Mbeumo or Raphinha. Only because the chances of a CS against Burnley are very high for Livramento.

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

            I don’t trust Leeds form and that Raphinha can carry them. His EO does factor highly in me starting him.
            Mbeumo is staying. He’s been unlucky and against Leicester, the hope is that those chances will go in the posts than off

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

              Yeah it is a tricky choice between them. Leeds form makes me wary about Raphinha and Wolves can often be hard to beat. Difficult to know when those goals will start for Mbeumo but it could be against Leicester.

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

          Benching Hwang vs Leeds

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

            It’s definitely a benching headache that’s for sure

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

          I'm benching TAA

          I know, I know. I just don't see a fixture-proof defence this season, and especially not our defence this season, across all competitions. Just like City and Chelsea

          If you come with a high rolling attack, you're getting one goal. You'll most likely lose, but our high line gives enough breaks for at least one goal. That leaves TAA's attacking returns, but I'll take that on the chin as others can get those too

          With good fixtures (defenders facing bad/meh attacks, attackers facing bad/meh defences) everywhere else in my XI, I'll roll the dice with TAA B1:

          McCarthy
          Livra Cancelo Rudiger
          (C) Salah Son Raph Gray
          Lukaku Antonio Hwang

          Matthews | TAA Tierney D.Luiz

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

            I understand the arguments against this. It's my opinion, which I'm explaining in response to the question. Please don't come for my head 🙂

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

              It’s bold that’s for sure. Hope you’re rewarded for your bravery lol

            2. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Trent can basically be seen as an attacking midfielder in FPL. If he does not keep a clean sheet then you can still bank on him getting attacking returns.

              Any defender capable of hitting 200+ points should not be benched, just my opinion

              What is more, any midfielders in his price range are unlikely to fend him off with points as long as he starts every match 🙂

              1. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Wholeheartedly agree. He's his own position. I consider him an Attacking Trentfielder.

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

                  I understand, but this attacking mid has two assists in 6 games (5 of which were easy games). Clean sheets form a huge part of his appeal to me, especially this season so far. I'm okay with being wrong on this one. It's a huge bet. I'd have benched Cancelo against Liverpool, so I didn't buy him. I benched TAA, but he turned out unfit, etc

                  I'm not selling him, mind

                  1. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Don't think of Trent as a defender, and it all becomes clear lol.

                      Seriously.

                    • NateDog
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Personally I'd play him as ManUtd are pretty poor, although would still be like them to score anyway. But I get your reasonings, I remember last season I said I was benching Robbo a couple of times as I felt I had other players with better fixtures and form and he had a tough fixture and still people said to me "never bench Robbo". Go with your gut, if you think Liverpool will concede and that he's unlikely to get an attacking return and you have other good options (which you do) then go for it

          2. Sz21
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any thoughts on this-
            1. Save.
            2. Alonso->Chilwell/Laporte.
            3. Ben->Mbuemo
            4. Other.

            Sanchez.
            TAA, Rudiger, Alonso, Cancelo.
            Salah, Raphinha, Gray.
            Lukaku, Jimenez, Anthonio.
            Bachmann, Livramento, Benrahma, Bissouma.
            1ft, 0.0 ITB.

            1. Mr Ozil
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              3

          3. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Any funny team names including “Hwang”?

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

              Fantastic Premier Hwang

            2. HurriKane
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Hwang Fu Panda

          4. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Just seen the replay of McArthur kicking the sh*t out of Saka. How on earth did they not look at VAR for the red card?

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

              "High end yellow card" was VAR's call

              Just let it go. No point letting it vex us. That's the standard of refereeing, which tech can't solve by itself

            2. HurriKane
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              VAR checked and decided it was not a red. Something in the lines of high end yellow and maximum limit not to get a red

              Absolutely ridiculous decision. Some get arrested for doing less outside the pitch

            3. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              If it was Xhaka it was red

          5. King Huth
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Not sure what move to make...

            Ramsdale 4.0

            Dias Rudiger Cancelo Azp Liv
            Grealish Salah Raphina Gallagher Brownhill
            Antonio Jiminez Lukaku

            0.0 itb and 2ft

            any suggestion? been dissapoint with gallagher but good fixture next and not much money to upgrade...

            thanks!

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

              Antonio to Toney this week then upgrade Gallagher next week?

          6. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Is having double CHE defence not a better option than having Lukaku? Cleanies, bonus plus attacking returns at the same price and less blanks.

            Two players for the price of one and let's face it, CHE will most likely have loads of clean sheets this season.

            Tuchel is relying on his defence to win matches...

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

              5th worst xG conceded (last 6) and none of the full-backs seem nailed. I’m on WC and not even sure I want one Chelsea defender, let alone two

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

                They played Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, Man City in those 6 though.

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

                  Arsenal and Spurs have hardly been setting the world alight from an attacking standpoint though. I’m sure they’ll get a couple of clean sheets in the next few games, but I’d not want a double up after that and don’t want to book in defender transfers

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                True, Brentford had the chance to slice them open but did not take it.

                Only 3 goals conceded and Mendy who is probably the best GK in the PL now.

                I would rather take my chances with two of their defenders compared to Lukaku which just does not seem to fit.

                And doesn't anyone find it strange that Tuchel as yet has not changed things to accomodate Lukaku?

                1. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Here i am agreeing with you again. Brentford pushed them back into their own penalty area for large portions of the 2nd half, Mendy saved their butts and gave them all 3 points, and Tuchel played 8 primarily defensive players! Against Brentford. Like he was playing against Barcelona circa 2009.

                    Hint for Tuchel: they wouldn't be putting you under the cosh if you attacked them and forced them to defend you. Oh wait....

              3. HurriKane
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                You can still own Lukaku and double chelsea defence you know. I wouldnt recommend selling him before NOR new BUR

                1. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Triple Chelsea doesn't sound appealing. I know that sounds counterintuitive but the eye test doesn't convince.

                2. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    I agree with you, but I'm looking for one Chelsea defender, not 2. After all, Trent, Dias, and Livramento are clamoring for minutes!

                  • NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Honestly I'm not so sure, it was because of an incredible Mendy performance alone that they didn't concede against Brentford and he pulled off similar heroics against Villa a few weeks back too. They've given up a lot of chances and don't look as tight as they did last season by any means, I've been tempted to bring Chilwell back in again but think I'm just going to hold off and just go with Rudiger as honestly I think they'll concede at least once in one of their next two games (probably Newcastle)

                    1. Gunneryank
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Absolutely. Mendy gave them the 3 points.... somehow. Most teams would have conceded at least once in that frantic final 20 minutes. Brentford may still surprise a few teams who aren't aware of what this side is capable of.

                  • HurriKane
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Can i get away with benching TAA (mu) next gw?

                    Ramsdale (AVL)
                    Dias (bha) Cancelo (bha) Rudiger (NOR)
                    Salah (mu) Foden (bha) Raphinha (WOL) Mbeumo (LEI) Townsend (WAT)
                    Lukaku (NOR) Toney (LEI)

                    Subs: Foster(eve) TAA (mu) Livramento (BUR) Hwang( (lee)

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

                      Damn, that could be a lot of benched points. Not tempted to bench boost?

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

                        Yeah went with a strong bench on wc this gw to tackle the pep roulette. Dias was the victim this week.Too bad he came on

                        Cancelo and Foden could be benched next gw.

                    2. Cok3y5murf
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Can’t bench him in a plum fixture

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

                      Bench Mbeumo
                      Talked up a lot and looks good but the FPL points don’t reflect it.
                      TAA should never be considered benchable

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

                        Mbeumo has hit the woodwork 6 times in 8 PL matches. He definitely has some potential...

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

                          Been extremely unlucky so far. He's surely due and my plan is to double up Toney and Mbeumo for their next 4 good fixtures given their impressive showings.

                          Not many owns both currently so could be a rank booster if it pays off

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

                          Fair enough I got to start watching more games. But pick someone anyone to bench over TAA.

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

                      Wow. I thought my bench was rich

                      This is actually why I've insisted on having a third premium (Kane, then Ronaldo, now Son) since WC3, even if I won't cap him. So much value this season, and many reliable cheap 4.5 mids too

                      Bench boost is calling here, but it will every week. Good luck with what you choose. I don't think there is a right answer here

                  • Corona is not good 4 U
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    What to do with this horror show?

                    Sánchez, Foster
                    Alexander-Arnold, Rüdiger, Shaw, Marcal, White
                    Salah, Raphinha, Greenwood, Benrahma, Gilmour
                    Ronaldo, Antonio, Saint-Maximin

                    two free transfers and 0.2 in the bank.

                    Maybe Shaw and Ronaldo -> Dias and Lukaku?

                    Thank you!

                    1. Gunneryank
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Love the proposed move. For free oh yes.

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

                        Make the moves or if you cash to spare wait til you know there are no injury issues etc

                      • Root
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Can you not afford Cancelo instead of Dias?

                    2. FOO FIGHTER
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Conte on the situation with Lukaku at Chelsea. I do not think his points can be argued against.

                      Former Chelsea boss Conte has not been impressed from what he has seen so far, explaining that the Blues do not know how to play with Lukaku yet.

                      "Getting Lukaku into the box is a danger," said Conte.

                      "It is good to keep him away. It is difficult to find a player who acts as a point of reference and who gets forward with pace from midfield.

                      "He is impressive, he is one of the most difficult forwards to face – he must always play, but Chelsea have not quite understood how to use him."

                      https://www.si.com/soccer/chelsea/fan-opinions/comment-assessing-romelu-lukakus-start-to-life-at-chelsea-after-club-record-return

                      1. FOO FIGHTER
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        This also from a Chelsea fan before they signed Lukaku.

                        https://ng.opera.news/ng/en/sports/dc3ebb68463c6fe3aa222d7dcc6cbb79

                      2. CR7 is Home
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Assuring for those who gone with Vardy over kaku

                      3. Gunneryank
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Confirmation bias in action! I feel better about my Ronaldo to Vardy transfer already!

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Many complain that I post too much. Ha ha.

                            1. Gunneryank
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                I will never be one of them! Who's the arbiter of posting too much?

                                You're in the trenches with me at the 6 figure rank. We shall fight them in the air, and on the beaches, and....

                              • The Knights Template
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Quality over quantity, Poo Fighter!

                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Lovely counter argument on the actual post 🙂

                                  1. The Knights Template
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Post?

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      About Conte re Lukaku.

                                      Is it not a quality post/important information?

                                      1. Gunneryank
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Yes but....the Knight is not always with us.

                                          (Knight i love you).

                                          1. The Knights Template
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Twas a good post no doubt, this is your benchmark.

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

                            Would you start
                            A. Livramento
                            B. ESR

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

                              B

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

                                Always start the attacker or some other reasoning? Thanks

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

                                  Just a gut feeling about ESR doing good. It's coinflip decision tbf.

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

                                    Cool thanks. I didn’t see any of the game earlier so I will check out the highlights

                          3. balint84
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            A) Cr7 + Brownhill to Son + Toney
                            B) Cr7 + Brownhill to Vardy + Raphinha
                            C) save Cr7, just James to Christensen

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

                              A

                              What would your bench look like after swapping Brownhill for a usable player?

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

                              Why lose James? Surely a good chance of a start this game week, probably wasn’t a hundred percent fit this weekend. It’s not like Christensen is nailed.
                              I like A from those options.

                          4. Root
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Ramsdale
                            Cancelo Dias Azpilicueta Rudiger
                            Salah Grealish Raphinha
                            Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

                            Foster Smith Rowe Livramento Douglas Luiz
                            0.5 ITB, 2 FT

                            Is Antonio Grealish -> Toney Son a decent move this week? Leaves me with 0.0m ITB. Not a big fan of switching out Antonio right now, but I think it makes sense long-term.

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

                              That’s a tough one. I am going to give Antonio another week or 2 and see what happens it also conincides with better fixtures for Spurs. The moves can have an upside but could easily backfire. Annoying that you would be priced out it you wait.
                              Sitting on the fence 🙂

                            2. Gunneryank
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Yes. Agree. Antonio is class but upcoming fixtures are...freaking terrible. It's not like he can't score vs them but where do you place your bets?

                            3. CR7 is Home
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              G2G ? (2.7itb, 0ft)

                              Foster
                              TAA - Cancelo - Rudiger
                              Salah (c) - Rafinha - Sarr - Benarahma
                              Vardy - Jimenez - Antonio

                              - Sanchez Livra Duffy Gilmour

                            4. Pukkipartyy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              How bad was Saka injury?

                              1. Avery
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                From Metro:
                                Quotes:
                                Asked for an update on Saka’s condition after the final whistle, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘We had to take him off because he could not continue.

                                ‘He was very sore in the area. When I look at the action I cannot understand how the player can continue to play.’

                                At his post-match press conference, Arteta was unable to confirm whether Saka would be fit to take on Aston Villa on Friday.

                                ‘We’ll see how it evolves,’ the Arsenal head coach said.

                                ‘He could not continue and he’s a boy that is pretty tough and wants to keep playing, but he could not carry on.

                                ‘We have a quick turnaround after the next game so we will see how it evolves.’

                              2. The Knights Template
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                He did not require a morphine inhaler.

                                1. Avery
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  ‘Tis but a scratch!

                                  1. Gunneryank
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      "just a flesh wound!"

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

                                        Alright, let’s call it a draw.

                              3. winchester
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                hey lads. have 1ft and 3.1m itb. Did wildcard last gw..

                                ramsdale (foster)
                                taa cancelo james (duffy livramento)
                                salah raphinha mbeumo mount (luiz)
                                antonio lukaku hwang

                                A) mount->son
                                B) antonio->vardy
                                C) james->?
                                D) save?

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

                                  I like a and b. Probably a

                                  Nice team

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

                                Do we think Ole gets the sack before Liverpool?

                                1. CR7 is Home
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  No it will be a slow painful death until Christmas

                                2. The Knights Template
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  After the 6-0 drubbing he will be gone. Upon being told he is fired he will smile and giggle for no good reason.

                              5. Gunneryank
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  Heh. Got flagged for expressing unsavory things toward McArthur for his...performance today. Fine. He's a fraud as a footballer, and he should have been sent off.

                                • The Red Devil
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  3.9 fodder + sarr
                                  To
                                  Chilwell + Mbuemo (-4)?
                                  Thoughts? This gives me marcal on the bench & at least there won't be the risk of 10 players

                                  1. The Knights Template
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Great move, if Chilwell plays.

                                  2. Avery
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Good moves

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

                                  After a stupid GW2 WC and lots of injuries I have gone hit crazy the last few weeks. Hopefully that can stop now as I am fairly happy with this lot and 2.3 ITB for moves in future weeks. Thoughts on the team and an ideas where to spend that cash down the line?

                                  Raya

                                  TAA Cancelo Dias Chilwell

                                  Salah Raphina ESR

                                  Lukaku Antonio Jimenez

                                  Steele Livramento McArthur Bissouma

                                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Top notch back 4. Points galore there.

                                    Your midfield look better with Son in it.

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

                                      Yeah Son is on the watchlist. Might wait for the fixture turn before I do it. I might look at losing Lukaku rather than Antionio to make it happen in a few weeks time.

                                  2. TKC07
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Upgrade McArthur/Bissouma to Mbuemo

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

                                      Not a bad suggestion but am I spreading the cash too thin and would that bench be stronger that I need?

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

                                      That was my first thought as well.

                                  3. The Knights Template
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Son/KDB

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      That extra 2 mil for KDB over Son could mean breaking up that deadly defence.

                                      Son is the better option and nailed whereas nobody knows when KDB will next make a cameo off the bench.

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

                                    ESR (1 game with returns out of 7 starts, and a derby vs a poor side on the day) is unlikely to get more points than Livra in the short or medium terms. Personal and team stats aren't encouraging either

                                    This is a 5-2-3 team with ESR as an okay/meh first sub, except if you switch him or a 4.5 to Mbeumo this week or next

                                    So I'd play 5-2-3 this week and make that move next week

                                • OptimusBlack
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 12 days ago

                                  If you have
                                  Vardy Antonio Ronaldo
                                  Would u Get Lukaku instead of CR7 ?
                                  Yaaay
                                  Nope

                                  1. The Knights Template
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Yaay

                                  2. Gunneryank
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Yes. Easy.

                                  3. Finding Timo
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Guess should play TAA this week even though away v MU?

                                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      I mean UTD has only kept one clean sheet so far.

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Yeh cheers playing him

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

                                      There is nothing intimidating about United at all, play Trent, I would if I owned him.

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Ok cheers

                                    3. Holmes
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      You dont bench Trent even vs Man city 😉

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        True!!

                                    4. Gunneryank
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Are you kidding?

                                        1. Finding Timo
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Playing him!!

                                          1. Gunneryank
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              Ok! As long as we have this settled. Return to normal activity.

                                      • NZREDS
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Currently a bit confused with the chelsea defence. Who is most likely to start against Norwich? Have Alonso who didn’t start two games and Rudiger is injured but back to training? Better to swap one for Chillwell?

                                        Raph Graelish Rudiger Alonso all didnt start for me and saka got 0 points!!

                                        1. Gunneryank
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Wait for news on Rude Dog, but otherwise it's Azpi (Dave) for me.

                                        2. Finding Timo
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 12 days ago

                                          Sarr to a) Townsend b) gray c) other or just d) bench him? Thanks

                                          1. Gunneryank
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              Mbeumo? Sexy fixtures and he plays OOP. And Brentford will attack and they don't much give a shiz who it is.

                                              1. Finding Timo
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Good call thanks

                                            • Echoes
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              Mbuemo

                                              1. Finding Timo
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Thanks he seems popular choice

                                            • NateDog
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              I'd hold and play him personally, Everton aren't exactly tight in defence and he was unlucky not to score against Liverpool (and should have had an assist too) in a game where Watford barely had the ball. Unless it was just a one-off, he was effectively playing as a CF and Ranieri tends to get the best out of wingers

                                              1. Finding Timo
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Thanks Nate dog

                                          2. jai1212
                                            • 7 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Ramsdale (Foster)
                                            TAA Dias James Livramento | Duffy
                                            Salah Mahrez Raphinha Saka | Brownhill
                                            Lukaku (C) Antonio | Armstrong

                                            1FT and 0.2 itb

                                            A. Mahrez to Mount
                                            B. Saka to Mbuemo (Only if injured)

                                            1. Fabreghastly
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              b

                                            2. Hwanging by a Fred
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              B

                                          3. Hazardous1983
                                            • 11 Years
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Is there anything worse than this. Do i need to -8 this

                                            Sanchez (steele)
                                            Cancelo trent coady livra (shaw)
                                            Salah saka jota sarr (sissoko)
                                            Antonio ronaldo (maupay)

                                          4. Finding Timo
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 12 days ago

                                            Semedo & sarr to Mbuemo & James worth it for -4 thanks

                                            1. Holmes
                                              • 8 Years
                                              1 month, 12 days ago

                                              Wait on James. Are you sure he is going to start vs NOR, new, BUR?

                                              1. Finding Timo
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                                Cheers No haven’t got a clue ! Perhaps not worth -4!! Sadly 0.1 short of chilwell