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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. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    I see Stones hasn't travelled with the City squad to Brugge but he's not injured, wonder if he's one of the unvaccinated lot

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Awful top post

      1. Gunneryank
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Don't sweat it....many opportunities to do better. 😀

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Would not get him in irrespective of his choices or availability.

        Saying that, if he does not play during the week then then there is a chance he could play the weekend.

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          This wouldn't surprise me:

          Walker Dias Stones Zinch

          Actually, it's what I expect, if Pep trusts Laporte at LB after the Burnley game. But the only way to find out is hindsight

          One rest for Cancelo is coming before December. No idea where or when it'll be, so I'm not going to bother about it as an owner. Just wouldn't be surprising if it's this week, after the Walker and Dias rests

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Bench locked and loaded!

          2. Gunneryank
              1 month, 16 days ago

              You're probably right but i wouldn't have any hesitancy about owning Dias and Cancelo at this point. One transfer away from it. Too bad my midfield is a shambles and needs multiple transfers!

            • Cok3y5murf
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              They have EFL cup next week. He rests there and starts this weekend.

        2. Jerse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Interesting. If so, maybe that is why until last weekend Pep has not been playing as he does not want Covid to spread around his squad ! 🙂

          Get Laporte in at 5.5m !

      3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Kaku or Vardy?

        Think im leaning towards Vardy

        1. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Vardy

        2. Gunneryank
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kaku vs Norwich is a great fixture to lean on, no denying it. Vardy is more consistent...but how long will it last? If Vardy blanks and Lukaku eviscerates Norwich, you know what the narrative will be on here....

            It writes itself.

          • Jafalad
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kaku.

          • Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Lukaku has some tasty fixtures coming up, especially Norwich up next. And even if it doesn't work out, you can always go Lukaku to Vardy, though going the reverse may be more difficult.

          • Jerse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            In all seriousness, a classic fixtures v form canundrum. Lukaku has been less than dreadful for his price tag (5.5m would have been a fair reflection !-he has 5 points more than Hwang despite more minutes), but has 2 or 3 plum fixtures. Vardy has been doing it for years, his form has been great,is the second highest points scorer in the game despite Leicester being indifferent till now (although the return of Evans in defence is huge).

            I think with Evans back and Kelechi in the team, Leicester are a different animal (how many sides have put 4 past Man U recently) and are an attacking team, but Chelsea are so defensive despite the resources at Touchel's disposal.

            I will get shot down by the herd, but I am going Vardy, and I get £1.1m to improve other areas.

            Good luck.

        3. Cojones of Destiny
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          which combo lads
          a. Vardy + Mbeumo
          b. Toney + Son

          1. Gunneryank
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Can i have all 4?

              1. Cojones of Destiny
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                I wish mate so ur choice is?

                1. Gunneryank
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Dammit!

                    B, but so close.

                    Wait no....A....

                    Damn!

              2. Jafalad
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                A.

              3. Echoes
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Tough. B edges it for me.

              4. hustler7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                A and then switch to B when Spurs fixtures turn GW12

            • Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              The prem teams are acting like children blocking sponsorship deals for Newcastle.

              Nice to see City abstained

              1. Jafalad
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Probably want the brown ale to themselves.

              2. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Which sponsors?

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Pretty much any, just a blanket ban for a month. The hypocracy is incredible

              3. Gunneryank
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I mean, that's one way to look at it...

                • Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  City had to because it's all about closing a loophole they ruthlessly exploited and got away with. It shouldn't be possible for an actual nation that doesn't care about profits to pour billions in creating a squad of galacticos. I agree the whole corporate nature of football stinks already, but there are still lines that ought not be crossed.

                  1. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    When.City did it not a word was said. The horse has bolted

                    1. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 16 days ago

                      Words were said. UEFA tried to penalise City but their smarmy lawyers hid key documents for just long enough for the time-limit to expire. Dirty business, but UEFA did try.

                • FOO FIGHTER
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Money talks, BS walks.

              4. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                What a washout last night ended up, Teirney & Saka 1 pointer!

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Tierney almost.

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Very close.

                2. Jafalad
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Can't believe White didn't get an assist. 😡

              5. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Bench order correct for weekend?

                Sa
                Alonso, Cancelo, Rudiger
                Salah, Greenwood, Saka, Gray
                Lukaku, Vardy, Toney,

                4.0, Tierney, Livramento, Sissoko,

                1. Jafalad
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  I'd had Livra before White.

                  Check out G Weasel's bookmaker odds in Hot Topics for the most likely scenarios.

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Ta

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  Livra will always be first for me after saving mine ar#e last two gws.

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    Yes C S odds, swap Sou & Ars

              6. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                2 ft here, 0.2 itb.Any ideas?

                --Sanchez
                --TAA--Rudi--Cancelo
                --Salah--Gallagher--Raphinia--Gray
                --Antonio--Jimmy--Luk.

                --Steer--Livra--Sarr--Semedo.

                a) Steer to Foster.
                b) Semedo to Tierney
                c) Sarr and Semedo to ASM and Chilwell.

                Thanks.

              7. shorey143
                  1 month, 16 days ago

                  If Alonso plays tomorrow I’m tempted to swap him and Benrahma out for Dias and Mount for a -4

                  Thoughts?

                  1. Bojack Horseman
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    I’d do the Días move for certain. Not sure Mount is worth a -4 though.

                  2. Jafalad
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 16 days ago

                    The Mount trade makes no appeal esp as he has been on the bench of late.

                    Not sure what is going on with Alonso. Azpi, Rudiger seem nailed.

                    1. shorey143
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Cheers that’s why I posted I think as trying to have 3 against Norwich which is irrational and trying to force it

                        1. shorey143
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                    2. Gunneryank
                        1 month, 16 days ago

                        A Gunner story.

                        Arsenal were crap, then slightly recovered, and we had hope! Beating a wretched Spurs. I could have scored against them. Less hope. Then drew against Brighton! No disrespect! Then can't beat Palace at home. Viera factor! Magic!

                        I can't keep track, to be honest. Spurs are still garbage. But Arteta is a fraud. End of story! Goodnight!

                        1. The Knights Template
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 16 days ago

                          They didn’t look good at all. I only own Tierney and he almost delivered at the death. Good night colonial friend.

                          1. Gunneryank
                              1 month, 16 days ago

                              Cheers, colonial football acquaintance! Up the Arse lol.

                          2. Bojack Horseman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Friday night’s match is hard to predict. Could easily see a rampant home win or a Villa masterclass.

                          3. Jafalad
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 16 days ago

                            Try being a Leeds fan. 😥

                            1. Gunneryank
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Sure, but Bielsa is at least a genuine football manager.

                                1. Jafalad
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Arteta needs time. Can't keep sacking the manager every 5 mins a la Watford.

                                  1. Gunneryank
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      Sure lol. My argument is that he has had enough time. He's a scared little man and he makes his team play as scared little men. I've been watching it for 2 years.

                                      Enough.

                                2. Ginkapo FPL
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                  Leeds scum

                                  1. Jafalad
                                    • 11 Years
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    Best fans on the planet. Show some respect.

                                    1. Ginkapo FPL
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 10 Years
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      Its a term of endearment

                                      1. Jafalad
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        Indeed.

                              • Ginkapo FPL
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                Its 7am

                                1. Gunneryank
                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                    For you. Good job. You worked out the time.

                                    1. Andy_Social
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      I've come round to the conclusion that Arteta is tactically naive, despite being a disciple of Pep. If they can stick with him until the end of the season, Vieira will come in and Arsenal will be a force once more.

                                      1. Gunneryank
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          That's Magical Christmasland, as we say in the competitive card game racket.

                                          But you're right, Arteta is a deer in the headlights. I didn't want to believe it, but this year i can't repute it.

                                          1. Ginkapo FPL
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            I disagree. I think Arteta is tactically very astute based on the interviews. The problem is that he isnt very good at communicating his vision to the players

                                            1. Gunneryank
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                'Based on the interviews' isn't good enough. He's out of his league. Learning from Pep doesn't mean you're as astute.

                                                No. He isn't good enough. He doesn't have the experience. I don't hate him but he's not the man for th3 job.

                                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                      • 11 Years
                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                      I'm actually surprised at how Arteta has low-key been getting a tune out of Arsenal over the last 9 months or so

                                      League form table - Matchday 24 of last season to Matchday 8 of this season (All teams played 23 games)

                                      1. Man City - 50
                                      2. Pool - 47
                                      3. Chelsea - 47
                                      4. Utd - 43
                                      5. Arsenal - 41
                                      6. West Ham - 40
                                      7. Spurs - 38

                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                        • 11 Years
                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                        I mean... he's only 9 points off being the best team in the league on points over about two thirds of a season...

                                        That's just very sneaky from him to somehow manage this without anyone really realising

                                        1. Gunneryank
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            I appreciate this attempt but when you watch the team perform it's a different scenario.

                                            They won't come close to a European spot and you know that. (Though if I'm wrong I'm happy to be).

                                            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                              • 11 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              I hear ya - everyone wants everything now

                                              But looking at that form table it would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater to sack him & start again

                                              Are you really going to find a new guy that could have Arsenal any higher than 5th over the last 23 games?

                                              White, Tomiyasu, Ramsdale all have been there barely a wet minute & are still settling

                                              Saka's injury last night really impacted them - Smith Rowe is developing at a rate of knots

                                              They're a win against Villa away from being in the champions league places on that form table...

                                              I'm not a massive Arteta fan myself I have to say - but overall he's been getting the points the last 9-10 months

                                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                • 11 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                And the grit to get the equaliser last night was quite interesting - plenty of recent Arsenal teams would *not* have gotten that point

                                              2. Gunneryank
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Fair points. Without Arteta would it really be that different? No, probably not. I just hate his approach. The newbies need a bit more time. I just want to attack!

                                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    So many managers guilty of that at the minute - watching Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal is getting more and more torturous by the week, so so negative. Nuno is another deviant for negative football

                                                    Solksjaer & Tuchel have more to answer for in that department than Arteta though with the players at their disposal

                                                    Say what you want about Klopp & Pep but at least they're good to watch

                                                  2. Andy_Social
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 9 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    Examples of his tactical naivety last night:

                                                    Arsenal started the game with a fantastic high press that won the ball back off Palace high up the pitch. But then after scoring, they dropped back into a deep block and invited Palace pressure. One reason is Partey is not suited to play the blocker alone, and he only brought on Lokonga because Saka got injured. This inconsistency in playing style is a major concern two years into Arteta’s reign.

                                                    1. Gunneryank
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        Thank you. That's exactly what I've been saying about Arteta's tactics.

                                                      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                        • 11 Years
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        I don't know, what he did kind of made sense to me - I could see the logic in it at anyways

                                                        You can't press like that for 90 min sustainably, and with the blistering pace he had in the team, wanting to sit back to draw Palace out & hit them on the break with the pace of Saka, Auba, ESR & Pepe made total sense

                                                        The players just didn't defend well enough and Palace also did very well

                                                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                          • 11 Years
                                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                                          And I mean the more I think about this

                                                          The elephant in the room - Viera had an absolutely monstrous, game-changing slice of luck with the McArthur Yellow Card

                                                          How on earth he didn't get sent off... Palace should have been playing that second half 1-0 down with 10 men

                                                          And to rub salt in the wound Arsenal lose one of their best players from it, yet still manage to get a point from a pretty unjust situation - that was horrific luck for Arteta

                                                          Playing Brentford decimated with Covid was similar bad luck

                                            2. NateDog
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              I get your point with this but a lot of those wins were against poor teams or teams in poor form. In those games they beat Newcastle, Leeds, West Brom, Palace, Brighton and Sheffield Utd. In fairness they also beat Chelsea, but that was a turgid game where they scored from a misplaced backpass from Jorginho then had the whole team behind the ball for the rest of the game, and they beat Leicester with a good performance (although even then that was during their late-season collapse that seems to be the norm now) and they beat Spurs as well. Still, you can only beat what's in front of you, I guess more than anything it's the performances and style that raise eyebrows and that fans have issues with.

                                              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                • 11 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                He's certainly not good to watch

                                                But I've never actually seen an arsenal fans complain that "we're doing really well under HIM in the league this calendar year all things considered, we're just not playing scintillating football"

                                                The complaints are usually more along the lines of "HE'S SHITE, WE'RE SHITE, SACK HIM, SACK EVERYONE, AAAARRRRGGHHHHH"

                                                1. NateDog
                                                  • 1 Year
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Yeah true, these would be the same that would judge him as a fraud after losing to City and Chelsea as those that would act like all is suddenly perfect after beating Norwich and Burnley. Although I can't exactly say this is unique to Arsenal supporters

                                                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                                    100% - there is unfortunately a vast majority of fan opinion (for any/every club) that is emotionally charged projective garbage

                                          • Sterling Archer
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            in a Mike Dean-less world, Palace go down to 10 men and Arsenal play the full 2nd half against 10 men.

                                        2. afsr
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          A - Ronaldo, Tierney - Lukaku, Chilwell (-4)
                                          B - Ronaldo, Jota - Lukaku, Mount (-4)
                                          C - Ronaldo, Jota - Lukaku, Foden (-4)

                                          1. Ginkapo FPL
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            D Ronaldo to Lukaku

                                            1. afsr
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Tierney's transfer is due to me not having any Chelsea defenders, he's the easiest route. Jota is also stinking up the team a bit

                                              1. Ginkapo FPL
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                And the -4pts?

                                        3. Bavarian
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                          Any idea how long is Saka injury?

                                          1. Bavarian
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            I have to prioritize now
                                            Ronaldo > Lukaku
                                            OR
                                            Saka > Mbeumo

                                            1. Gunneryank
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                Ron for Kak. Imo.

                                                1. Bavarian
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Thanks mate

                                            2. Mr Ozil
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Ronaldo > Lukaku after the CL games

                                              1. Bavarian
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                Cheers

                                          2. MGD
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                            Benching headache next GW:

                                            Play 3

                                            A) Mbuemo (LEI)
                                            B) Livramento (BUR)
                                            C) A. Armstrong (BUR)
                                            D) TAA (mun)
                                            E) James (NOR)

                                            Currently in A, B, E

                                            1. Bavarian
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              A,D,E (Never bench TAA)

                                              1. yeahbuddy
                                                • 10 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                +1

                                                1. Cojones of Destiny
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  +2

                                                  1. Echoes
                                                    • 1 Year
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    +3

                                                    1. Business Dog
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      +4

                                                      1. Echoes
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        +5

                                                        1. Gunneryank
                                                            1 month, 16 days ago

                                                            +6

                                            2. Mr Ozil
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 16 days ago

                                              Who would you play next GW?

                                              A- White (AVL)
                                              B- Livramento (BUR)

                                              1. ZeBestee
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                B

                                              2. Bavarian
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                B

                                              3. Gunneryank
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  B

                                                • Hwanging by a Fred
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  B

                                              4. ZeBestee
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                Foster
                                                Dias Rudiger TAA
                                                Salah Gray Raphinha Mbeumo
                                                Kaku Hwang Antonio

                                                Sanchez Livra Semedo Sissoko

                                                3.2m itb. What would you change here? G2g?

                                                1. Bavarian
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  save

                                              5. XX SMICER XX
                                                • 3 Years
                                                1 month, 16 days ago

                                                Who to bench?
                                                A. Alonso
                                                B. Townsend
                                                C. Mbeumo
                                                D. Raphinha
                                                E. Antonio

                                                Currently on Antonio, but with his high ownership I feel like I should bench Townsend.

                                                May all not matter if Chilwell starts!

                                                1. The Knights Template
                                                  • 8 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Tough but play antonio

                                                2. Gunneryank
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    No! Don't bench Antonio! Why?! Maybe A, B, or C.

                                                    But if this was my team, I'd bench Townsend.

                                                  • Bavarian
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    B

                                                3. DAZZ
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  I think the quick turnaround from Wednesday night to Saturday midday makes Lukaku a rotation risk with his poor form.

                                                  1. Ginkapo FPL
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    Does it? Are you thinking he might get muscle fatigue?

                                                    1. DAZZ
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      If Big Rom plays 90 midweek and fails to score yet again, would that worry you?

                                                      1. Ginkapo FPL
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 10 Years
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        It wouldnt scare me that he wouldnt start

                                                      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                        • 11 Years
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        No real sense worrying

                                                        Lukaku has demonstrated for over 8 seasons that he is more than capable of 5 or 6 returns in those next three fixtures, that's all there is really

                                                        People want guarantees, but those don't exist

                                                  2. The Knights Template
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    You’re scaring people uneccessarily

                                                    1. DAZZ
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 7 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Not scaring, it’s common sense.

                                                      1. The Knights Template
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        Like using Dazz is common sense.

                                                  3. ZeBestee
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    I wouldn't be surprised in all honesty. I hope he is given a rest in the CL, but Tuchel would want to play him and give him a chance to get BACK into the scoring sheet. Would be interesting but can't see him being benched anytime soon unless he goes another 4/5 games without a goal which tbh can't see it.

                                                4. Atimis
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Done Ronaldo to Lukaku but maybe hit WC?

                                                  Or give it one more week?

                                                  Sanchez/Steele
                                                  TAA/Cancelo/James/Duffy/Tsim
                                                  Salah/Foden/Benrahma/Sarr/Raphinha
                                                  Lukaku/Antonio/Scarlet

                                                  1. Max City
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    which players you don't like so you need a WC?

                                                5. thepancakeman123
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Would you roll over a transfer this week or make a change? 0.0 in the bank

                                                  Sanchez
                                                  Trent, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Livramento
                                                  Salah, Raphinha, Sarr, Gallagher
                                                  Ronaldo, Lukaku

                                                  Steele, Dennis, Sissoko, Duffy

                                                  1. Max City
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    I'd roll

                                                    1. thepancakeman123
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Cheers

                                                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    Roll or Ronaldo to Vardy if you're feeling spicy

                                                    You're a bit exposed to the inevitable Cancelo 18-pointer that's out there somewhere too

                                                    1. thepancakeman123
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      This sounds stupid but the fact Vardy has scored in each of the last 4 makes me sure he'll blank next week haha.

                                                      I've made a pledge to pick no Man City players this year, Pep roulette can do one. I'm 288k right now so haven't been too affected yet.

                                                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                        • 11 Years
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        I remember there was a lot of that logic floating around a couple of seasons ago (Mark Sutherns in particular) when he had scored 3 or 4 games in a row, including the Southampton 9-0 demolition

                                                        He ended up returning something like 11 games in a row & destroyed people left, right & centre

                                                        Granted he's about 53 now so maybe the body will start failing him... but he's a vicious little rascal when he's on it, completely remorseless in his scoring

                                                        1. thepancakeman123
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                                          He's a very streaky player too Vardy. Either returning in loads of games on the bounce or not scoring for 2 months. So maybe I'll put him in actually.

                                                6. Max City
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 16 days ago

                                                  Would you do Ronaldo >> Lukaku for a hit?

                                                  1. Holmes
                                                    • 8 Years
                                                    1 month, 16 days ago

                                                    I would but I dont like to own Ronaldo!

                                                  2. Gunneryank
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Maybe.

                                                    • thepancakeman123
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Yes because Lukaku is the obvious captain choice for next week. Should more than make up the -4.

                                                    • TheTruth
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      No. We are talking about Ronaldo here. I can’t believe anyone would even think of selling him.

                                                      1. Gunneryank
                                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                                          Except that the United attack sucks and he isn't performing up to his price tag.

                                                        • Cok3y5murf
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          1 month, 16 days ago

                                                          It's not 2013

                                                        • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                          • 11 Years
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          Why?

                                                          He's 12.5, has no service, rabbit in the headlights manager, dressing room morale at an all time low, terrible fixtures, and as of now, based on all the information we have to hand is also off penalties?

                                                          What exactly do you expect him to do against Liverpool, Spurs, City, Chelsea in his next 5 league games, when they're sandwiched between 3x must win champions league games vs Atalanta twice & Villareal?

                                                          Hattricks every game or something?

                                                          Sure he might nick goals, maybe a few 6's, 7's & 8's, maybe even a 9 or two...

                                                          But its much more likely he clips along at 3 or 4 points per game over the next 5 - maybe 5 points per game max

                                                      2. Steve The Spud
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        I'm doing it, also own taa so don't really want Ronaldo this week

                                                        jota and Ronaldo > Kaku and Mbeumo -4

                                                    • vova
                                                      • 11 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Hey guys, how does this team look?

                                                      Ramsdale Steele
                                                      TAA Dias Cancelo Azpilicueta Livramento
                                                      Salah Raphinha Benrahma Saka Brownhill
                                                      Lukaku Antonio Toney

                                                      1 FT
                                                      0 ITB

                                                      For the next week, I don't think I need to do any transfers since my bench is strong enough. Although Saka/Benrahma out seems like the popular move, not sure to who though. Any suggestions?

                                                      Thanks!

                                                    • Echoes
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Repost:

                                                      Start two of these three:

                                                      A: ESR (AVL)
                                                      B: Mbuemo (LEI)
                                                      C: Armstrong (BUR)

                                                      1. Business Dog
                                                        • 7 Years
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        B definitely - points are coming.

                                                        A or C a coin flip.

                                                      2. NateDog
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        1 month, 16 days ago

                                                        B and C for me, although sounds like Armstrong might be waiting a bit to get another game so he might only make a bench cameo

                                                      3. Cojones of Destiny
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        B C

                                                    • olidooley
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      1 month, 16 days ago

                                                      Hey guys….WC button pushed yesterday out of frustration….how’s it?

                                                      Ramsdale Foster
                                                      TAA Dias Rudiger Cancelo Livramento
                                                      Salah Son Raphinha Mbuemo Normann
                                                      Lukaku Toney Archer

                                                      * Rudiger can be Chilwell or James
                                                      * Keeper can be Sanchez

                                                      1. Salahlulijah
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        Strange WC decision, you did well and your new team doesn’t look much better than your old team

                                                        1. olidooley
                                                          • 9 Years
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          Eh?….link outdated maybe. Updated now

                                                          1. Salahlulijah
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            Ah that makes sense now. Personally I wouldn’t want 2 Brentford players and would want a 3rd striker so if you’re set on playing 4 at the back I’d get in Hwang and downgrade Mbuemo

                                                            1. olidooley
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Cheers….not a bad idea. Mbuemo is just ridiculous as an OOP option at 5.5 though. I’m wondering Toney out

                                                    • Stimps
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      Best mid price mid to bring in?

                                                      Already have Raphina and Mbeumo

                                                      1. Salahlulijah
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        No one else really stands out. Try and stretch your budget to a City mid

                                                    • Joey Tribbiani
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      oh no Saka injured, have to play Trent now 😉

                                                      1. Gunneryank
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          How will you cope??

                                                          1. Joey Tribbiani
                                                            • 1 Year
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            😉

                                                      2. el polako
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        I'm scared.

                                                        1. Thomas Magnum
                                                          • 6 Years
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          Hello, scared. I'm Thomas Magnum 😉

                                                          1. el polako
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            Hello Thomas, that's completely new level on dad's joke 😉

                                                        2. Gunneryank
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            Just have a double decker oatmeal creme pie, and everything will be fine.

                                                            1. el polako
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Thanks, promise me ii will !

                                                        3. DAZZ
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          Would you start Semedo or Traore?

                                                          1. el polako
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 4 Years
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            I would firstly looked at myself seriously if found myself owning both.

                                                            1. lilmessipran
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Woah..you did him dirty, the poor guy was only asking a question.

                                                            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                                                              • 11 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Fair comment

                                                              Harsh, but fair

                                                            3. DAZZ
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Haha I wholeheartedly agree 🙂 GW4 WC hype! And have had more fires to put out 🙁

                                                              1. el polako
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                                I get it.
                                                                Out of two I'd risk it with Traore as can't see them keeping CS at Leeds but at all honestly I would look to move them on.

                                                            4. Holmes
                                                              • 8 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Just because you are scared doesnt mean you should scare others as well 😀

                                                              1. el polako
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                                Just trying to help 😉

                                                          2. Salahlulijah
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            Traore not guaranteed to start IMO so would go Semedo

                                                        4. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
                                                          • 7 Years
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          Planning my next substitutions. Any way to bring in Son?

                                                          Sanchez
                                                          Rudiger Chillwell TAA
                                                          Salah Foden Doucoure Benny
                                                          Lukaku Vardy Edouard

                                                          Steele Livra Duffy Gilmour
                                                          ITB 0

                                                          Already used the FTs for this week to get in Vardy.

                                                        5. No Professionals
                                                          • 4 Years
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          Feel like my team is a mess

                                                          Sanchez
                                                          Dias James White Livramento
                                                          Salah Raphinha Sarr Gray
                                                          Ronaldo Lukaku

                                                          Steele Marcal Jota Scarlett
                                                          1ft 0.0

                                                          A) Ronaldo to vardy
                                                          B) Ronaldo and Jota to Antonio and son (-4)

                                                          1. Gunneryank
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Nope. A and you're in good shape.

                                                              Although James may cause issues. Don't buy Chelsea fullbacks, silly!

                                                              1. No Professionals
                                                                • 4 Years
                                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                                Yeah fell in to the usual James high upside trap

                                                            • Champione
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Would consider B. Antonio your prefered option in that bracket? Considering Werner, Jimenez, Toney, Jesus and Antonio myself. Antonio feels like the boring but safest bet

                                                          2. sovietrockettes
                                                            • 2 Years
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            Play one:

                                                            A) ESR
                                                            B) Livramento

                                                            1. Champione
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              A

                                                            2. Joey Tribbiani
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              Tino

                                                            3. Gunneryank
                                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                                My Champion, Livramento

                                                              • Esalman
                                                                • 12 Years
                                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                                A

                                                            4. Esalman
                                                              • 12 Years
                                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                                              A. Ronaldo+Benrahma > Vardy+Son this week for -4
                                                              B. Ronaldo > Vardy this week only
                                                              C. save FT

                                                              1. Champione
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                                A, can't go wrong with Son imo