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FPL Gameweek 13 round-up: Sunday review, injury news and the things we learned

Our Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 13 fixtures, from injury news to stats analysis.

With the swift turnaround between Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadlines, the Scoreboard articles for Saturday and Sunday will take the place of the usual Scout Notes this week.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

Phil Foden (£8.2m) and Jack Grealish (£7.6m) both missed Manchester City’s 2-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday with unspecified minor issues, along with Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) who continues to isolate following a positive Covid-19 test.

For West Ham, Aaron Cresswell (£5.5m) was replaced just after the hour mark, with David Moyes later saying:

“He is okay, his back is stiff after going into the goalpost. He was in spasm really and couldn’t move his leg well at that point.”

Elsewhere, Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m) surprisingly dropped to the bench, but it was a tactical move, with Arthur Masuaku (£4.4m) preferred for the reasons outlined by Moyes below:

“I think it’s the amount of crosses Manchester City put in your box from both sides. I think it’s how you defend them. They overload both sides when they’re crossing and they are very good at it. They’re probably number one in the Premier League for that. So that was the thought behind Arthur (Masuaku) and also, it gave us a little bit of left-sided balance which I thought I needed today as well.”

Meanwhile, Ben Foster (£4.1m) was absent from Watford’s matchday squad with a groin injury, along with Ismaila Sarr (£5.9m) and Nicolas Nkoulou (£4.5m), while Emmanuel Dennis (£5.3m) and Adam Masina (£4.3m) will both be assessed having picked up knocks.

“I’m not sure how long Ben (Foster) will be out for, but Bachmann made some good saves and I am comfortable with him in goal. With Dennis and Masina, I’m not sure at the moment. Tomorrow we’ll check everybody because Dennis came out and Masina didn’t finish well.

As for Everton, they welcomed back Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.4m) and Demarai Gray (£5.6m) to their starting XI and bench respectively, with the former’s performance discussed by Rafa Benitez after the game.

“When a player is out for a while you expect he will give everything and he did it. In the first half he was a little out of position but in the second half he was better.”

On the suspension front, Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m) picked up his fifth booking of the season and will now miss City’s midweek clash at Aston Villa, with either John Stones (£5.3m) or Nathan Ake (£4.8m) expected to step in, while Joao Cancelo (£6.6m) moved onto four cautions, and is now just one yellow card away from a ban.

“There is no reason why. I would like Nathan to play more than he is playing but Aymer (Laporte) is playing really well. For this specific game, John was not quite well the last two days. He was a little bit sick, with a fever after the game with PSG. That’s why we played Aymer. He is suspended for the game against Aston Villa, so [it’s] a new chance for the other guys.” – Pep Guardiola at his post-match press conference, when asked why he’d rotated his centre-backs so often this season

Elsewhere, Sergi Canos (£5.5m) andBruno Fernandes (£11.6m) are both now on four yellow cards, but Everton will welcome back Richarlison (£7.4m) for Wednesday’s Merseyside derby, having served his one-match suspension.

GAMEWEEK 13 TAKEAWAYS

FORWARDS HIT BACK

After Saturday’s games, no Fantasy Premier League (FPL) forward had returned either a goal or assist, as the shouts for going even ‘bigger at the back’ grew louder. That may still be the case, but with Ivan Toney (£6.7m) and Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) both on the scoresheet today, plus Watford duo Josh King (£5.6m) and Emmanuel Dennis, it has at least given us something to think about.

The latter two are perhaps the most interesting, not only due to their form, but also their budget price tags. Notably, King took on penalties in the absence of Ismaila Sarr (£5.9m) today, converting his first-half spot-kick after Dennis was fouled, and may well remain on them now given the Senegalese wingers back-to-back misses in Gameweek 12.

As for Dennis, following today’s goal and assist, he has now produced 11 attacking returns in just 12 Premier League appearances. Remarkably, only Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) has more with 20.

LEICESTER ASSETS BACK ON THE FPL RADAR?

Despite failing to score in each of his last four Premier League appearances, Jamie Vardy provided two goals on Sunday as Leicester City beat Watford 4-2 in an entertaining clash at the King Power Stadium. Encouragingly, the veteran forward produced five shots in the box, more than he had managed across his previous four matches combined, while his 12-point haul rewarded the owners who kept faith despite his blanks. The Foxes’ next three fixtures suggest further returns could be on the way, too.

Leicester’s win was only their fifth from 13 Premier League matches, but they did look more comfortable – at least in an attacking sense – in today’s 4-2-3-1, which saw Vardy flanked by Ademola Lookman (£6.0m) and Harvey Barnes (£6.5m). However, it was the performance of James Maddison (£6.6m) which stood out most, as he thrived as a no. 10 and looked back to his best after a terrible start to the campaign. The playmaker was at the heart of everything his team did well, and ended the day on 16 FPL points, via a goal, two assists and three bonus points.

“It was great, you can see Maddison’s quality, he was a real inspiration for us. We always have a point to prove every single day. For him it was looking at his game, he knows this is a game and a level where you are always looking to prove yourself. You can never be calm with that, you always have to be intense. You are seeing the work, not just with him but the confidence returning to the team. It’s not about the one player, it’s about the team but he was excellent today.” – Brendan Rodgers

RONALDO BENCHED AS CARRICK OPTS FOR CONSERVATIVE APPROACH

Despite missing three key defenders – Raphael Varane (£5.5m), Harry Maguire (£5.4m) and Luke Shaw (5.1m) – United looked better defensively in Gameweek 13, as a more conservative approach earned them a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Even though they failed to record a single shot on target during the first-half, they scored against the run of play via Jadon Sancho (£8.9m), who netted his first Premier League goal since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Now, if he can nail down a spot in the starting XI, he could perhaps emerge as an option for our midfields, especially given United’s improving schedule, though it is worth noting caretaker manager Michael Carrick said after the game that Ralf Rangnick, who is expected to be announced as the Red Devils’ interim boss, was not involved in his team selection or tactics against Chelsea.

As for Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.4m), the move to bench him certainly caused plenty of discussion prior to kick-off, which Carrick touched on in his pre-match interview:

“A few tweaks and changes from the other night, to change things up a bit. Cristiano is probably our standout name, but it’s just a gameplan, ideas. I had a good chat with Cristiano actually, he was great, and we’ve decided to go like that today. Really looking forward to the game.

It’s a decision just to pick a team, to be honest. I don’t think it needs more drama than that.

Everyone is fine, all the boys who have come out of the team have been terrific around the place, Cristiano included, fantastic with the boys, supporting them 100 per cent and ready to come on if and when needed.

We’re happy with the team we’ve picked, for sure. We’ve come here to try and win the game, like we do every single game.”

BURNLEY V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR POSTPONED

Sunday’s Premier League game between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor was called off shortly after the line-ups were announced due to heavy snow. Attempts to clear the pitch were unsuccessful as the undersoil heating failed to cope and snow fell as quickly as it was being cleared.

No details have yet been given regarding the rescheduling of the game, though initial reports have suggested that it is unlikely to be played this year, with Spurs already facing a packed December schedule.

“We were ready for the game and I’m sure they were as well. A lot of people have worked very hard here over the last couple of hours but the pitch just continues to recover every time they clear it. Our goalkeepers have just gone out to warm up and the ball’s collecting snow.

The referee explained the safety angle as well, so I think they’ve just made as early a decision as possible. The ref said we’d have to keep stopping to clear the lines. And of course, there is the safety angle, so I think it’s a joint decision from everyone concerned.

I made it clear – if it could be played, we wanted it played, as did their manager [Antonio Conte]. A joint decision was made eventually and I can’t see how it could go ahead with the way the pitch is.” – Sean Dyche

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 13

Ilkay Gundogan’s (£7.2m) 1.35 xGI total was more than any other player on Sunday, though Josh King was a close second, having benefitted from a first-half penalty, as did Brentford’s Ivan Toney.

Ademola Lookman also features thanks to his close-range goal, which carried an xG value of 0.77.

James Maddison’s five created chances was only bettered by one other player in Gameweek 13, while Gundogan, Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5.3m), Tom Cleverley (£4.8m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) also posted encouraging totals.

However, none of Sunday’s names rank in the top five xA performers, which suggests the quality of chances they provided for their team-mates wasn’t quite as good as others this weekend.


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  1. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ben Dinnery:
    - Normann out of tomorrow's game
    - Kelvin Phillips available for tomorrow
    - Both Ayling and Bamford will play for Leeds U23s today

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      All the players back just in time for horrible fixtures, Raph still looks like a sell

  2. jimbo90
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Keep or sell Ronaldo this week?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Keep, think the benching vs Chelsea was tactical.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Honestly though,
        You've got an absolutely free-hit, the last and only time you (Carrick) will ever manage Manchester United and that's the way you choose to set up?
        Yes, it managed a point, but everyone knows this shouldn't have been the result.

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Keep.

  3. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who to start?
    A- King (CHE)
    B- Livramento (LEI)

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      B

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      A

  4. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What are we doing with Mbeumo?

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      sell

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        For who? Struggling a bit for cash.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      firmly on my bench

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      holding until gw16, possibly gw18.

  5. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    ?Just Chilwell to Alonso?

    Rambo/Foster
    TAA/Cancelo/James/Chilwell/Duffy
    Salah/Son/Raph/Gallagher/Mbeumo
    Vardy/Toney/4.4

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yep and then you're gtg

  6. akhilrajau
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Madison is better than vardy? Sorry thinking to get Ronaldo instead of vardy

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I’m struggling to think of what Ronaldo can do to actually put people off. Most expensive striker in the game and has less points than the likes of Pukki and Benteke.

      1. akhilrajau
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ur point is valid. But fixtures actually tempting. Same for son and kane also. Which you like to get buy other than salah? Anycity or Chelsea assets?

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Been a Ronaldo owner since gw4, personally.

      3. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Did you consider SIUUUUUU and GOAT?

      4. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Agree

  7. The Mighty Whites
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1FT, 1.8 ITB, thoughts?

    Sanchez - Steele

    TAA - Cancelo - James - White - Livramento

    Salah - Foden - Raphinha - Mbeumo - Allan

    Vardy - Antonio - Toney

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mbeumo would be my focus.

  8. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Morning guys.
    How was your game week? Personally I can’t bring myself to look at my rank yet. Going Son over Jota two weeks ago and then not doing Foden to Jota for a hit this game week has been much more brutal than I could have ever imagined.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hello horse. Small red with 53. No concerned, we go again tomorrow.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I guess that score was about average.

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Did foden and chilwell > jota and James for a hit, rank went from 72k>54k so good week for me. Vardy haul was the most satisfying though

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        My moves would have been identical. Shame.

    3. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vardy and Jota put a smile on my face.

      Cant seem to get rid of Benrahma and antonio though - always something else to fix.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Oh wow cow, Benrahma. That’s pretty funny.

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      My highlight was Kane 6 pointer (via Ben White). Knew he’d come good after 5 blanks

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Haha.

      2. Ephurion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        If only Kane would get a few bonus points in addition to his 2+4

    5. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Same sadly.

    6. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ah sorry Rupert! I was thinking about you when Jota scored as I know I said to you to give it one more week given you had a strong bench. Bad advice!

      I also stuck with Foden and saved a transfer instead of getting Gundo. Spurs game meant I ended up with 10 players! 52 points and red arrow so not great

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ah nah all good. It was my decision and going in to the week I felt terrified. Can’t imagine what my score was, doubt it was that high.

    7. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Another meh week, thats three in a row! Did Chilwell to Regu which resulted in Livramento auto-sub.

      Hopefully midweek games can add some enjoyment.

    8. Black Knights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I also got Son for LEE, bur over Jota, with no other route to get him in.

      My last 2 greens had taken me from 159k to 126k, but a 42 has taken me back to 187k.

      2FTs and the Tuesday deadline gives us an immediate chance to atone, so at least we don't need to dwell on it all week.

    9. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Had a crap GW with only 39 poins. Had Kane, Havertz and Foden not playing and Livramento 0p. Fell from 100k to 172k OR.

    10. Hint
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Exactly the same here. I was on a great run beforehand too. Ah well. Jota is on board now at least, and no hits taken.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah I’ve been on a great run. Just checked my rank and I’ve fallen back to 79k after all that hard work to get top 20k.

  9. villian-ty
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who to bring in ?

    Gundo or
    B Silva

    For Raphina

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'd probably go B if it were me.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I have raphinha and keeping for now.

      2 good home fixtures and potential city rotation putting me off.

      1. TopBinFc
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yeah me too, keeping Raph for next 2, nailed to start and who knows

    3. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ramsdale

      Dias cancelo Christiansen James

      Salah jota raphina

      Kane(C) vardy Armstrong

      Kane captain this week doing some chasing and it’s his time to bang in 4

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        As a spurs fan I wish you good luck.

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Lol

    4. Quan MisTaka
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dias to James an ok move this week?

      Have a bench of Saka, Livra, D.Luiz and 3.6m itb with 1FT. Is there another move i should make?

      1. TopBinFc
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I think Dias will start as he was rested v Everton and Laporte suspended. James more likely to be rotated so I wouldn't.

      2. Mane Mane Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        As much as I am happy Vardy finally returned for me, the plan was to get rid this weekend and now all my transfer plans have changed.
        Back to the drawing board for me…

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Why were you planning to get rid? That doesn't make any sense to me at all.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Lack of points, presumably.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              But he had scored 7 PL goals this season prior to the Watford fixture and had a good run of games...

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I agree - I have him. A few blanks make people twitchy.

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Honestly, last week points whether they scored or blanked is history.
                  Look forward, people.

          2. Mane Mane Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Something to do with had he blanked yesterday it would have been his 5th blank in a row and he does take up a lot of funds for that many 2 pointers.

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              The fact he could've blanked 5 times in a row, to me would just be suggesting that there is a haul around the corner.
              And we got that this week.

              1. Mane Mane Mane
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Very true, glad I held in that little longer!

        2. Quan MisTaka
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          The theory is one performance shouldnt change transfer plans.. Due to underlying data and moves not being made on emotion etc etc
          But its damn hard to transfer out someone who has just scored 2

      3. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Play Ait Nouri {Burnley hm} or ESR {Manu away}?

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Ait Nouri

        2. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          ESR

        3. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          a

      4. SteveC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        AN for me, easy call!

      5. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Cheers Guys

      6. The Reptile
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Must say I'm leaning to ESR - he could easily score v Manu
        Though AN looked lively last game - 6 points on my bench

      7. Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Need help - rank in a free fall

        Guiata
        TAA Cancelo James Alonso (Livramento)
        Salah Son Foden ESR (Mbeumo)
        Vardy Toney (Perica)

        1M ITB.

        A. Foden to Jota for free
        B. Foden to Jota for free, Mbeumo to Gallagher for -4
        C. Mbeumo to Jota, Toney to Dennis for -4 (bench Dennis for 2 games and play ESR)
        D. Mbeumo to Jota, ESR to Gilmour (Liv and Gilmour as bench)

        Grateful for your thoughts.

        1. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A easy and you're gtg

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Tricky with only 1FT. You need Jota and you need rid of Mbeumo. What’s the latest on Foden?

        3. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          a, depending on injury news.

        4. SteveC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Foden to Jota then review Mbuemo next GW.

        5. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          team looks solid and I doubt your rank is in freefall as you have a template team, especially as your differential (vardy) scored big this week...

          I like A personally. Transfers in a form player for a potentially injured one and raises a little more cash.

      8. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Love this time of year with the quick turn around! Bring it on!

      9. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Right folks, can you inspire me! If you could pick one sub 8.5m midfielder who would it be? Only thing is it can't be Jota.

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I'm in a similar fix but smaller budget. Leaning towards cornet.

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I like Bowen in that price range but then noticed he was on the bench yesterday. Not sure why!

            1. Boberella
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Apparently it was tactical to play Masuaku instead. More defensive to counter city’s constant crosses into the box.

        2. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          if we knew Foden was fit that would probably be my suggestion.
          I like their fixtures so probably still a City mid, B Silva maybe.

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Cheers. I have Foden at the moment but pretty uninspired by the alternatives. Might go Gundo but feels like a week late on that one now!

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Any ability to just hold Foden then?

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Yep I will do that if Pep says he's fit. Can't really afford another no show

        3. Quan MisTaka
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Zaha

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Cheers. I do like Zaha but Palace seem to have gone off the boil recently. He's on pens as well which always helps

        4. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Gundogan?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Thanks, this is where I'm leaning at the moment. Could've done it last gw but saved a transfer so kicking myself now!

            1. Aimar
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Lucas moura

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I do like taking a punt sometimes but think that one might be too much for me

                1. Aimar
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  So go for Gundo then
                  He is a longterm

      10. diesel001
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Summary thoughts on some games / teams this week:

        - Leeds are trash. They look unfit and some of their players (Rodrigo, Harrison, Forshaw, Shackleton, Firpo) are not playing well enough for the PL
        - Brighton are still profligate when it comes to taking their attacking chances
        - Everton's performances will not improve until some of their injured players are back. Rondon, in particular, does not look like scoring.
        - Brentford look toothless in attack from open play and are relying on set pieces (including penalties) for goals. They do not look like they can handle the reduction in time in the PL compared to the Championship and look hurried when trying to play those chance creating passes or taking shots
        - Arsenal are riding their luck a little. Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea are clearly too good for them, but against other teams they are giving up chances (Ramsdale making a lot of saves) and missing a lot of their own good chances (see Aubameyang, ESR and Saka in particular)
        - Newcastle are the worst team in the PL at the moment. Defence looks absolutely clueless and their players are pointing fingers at each other.

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Good summary. I agree about Arsenal by the way - but riding their luck is just a perfect storm for a goalkeeper. It feels like Ramsdale is going to do a Martinez this year.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Arsenal conceded the 3rd least amount of goals last season I believe, so if Ramsdale started, 4.5 always looked a nice bet.

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yep. Nothing we didn’t know before this week

        3. Well you know, Triffic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I agree re. Brentford. They looked so poor in possession. Not sure what that say's about Everton's current level though!

          Looking to get rid of Toney and Mbuemo after their next 3.

      11. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Think I’ll roll the FT midweek. Look solid?

        11pts off the promise land 😆

        Sanchez
        TAA. Cancelo. Alonso
        Salah(C). Jota. Raph. Gallagher
        Kane. Antonio. Toney
        (Foster. White. Gilmour. Livra)

        1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Livra,white,gilmour would be my bench but gtg

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            That’s correct sorry. Last weeks bench. Good spot

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Actually I’m on Livra, Gilmour, White atm

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Looks good to go

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Cheers Pat! GL mate

      12. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Any Thoughts ?
        Sanchez
        TAA / Cancelo / Coady
        Salah / Jota / Son / Gallagher
        Vardy / Toney / Wilson

        (Begovic) Livramento / Williams / Allan 0 M ITB & No FT

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          All good. Nice Wilson differential for the next two. Although he’s been very quiet last two

        2. Chaldaea
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Lot of fear at the moment James will get rotated for Watford but he's the one to probably look towards. Don't think it's worth a -8 to get him though.

          • Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            lacks Chelsea defenders.

        3. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          2FT 0.4 itb-
          Guatia Foster
          Cancelo Taa James Reguilon Omo
          Gallagher Foden Salah Jota Bissouma
          Wilson Kane Davis

          Awful Gameweek- whats best now?

          A) Foden > Gundo/B.Silva
          B) Omo > Veltman/Tavares

          1. Chaldaea
              1 month, 20 days ago

              A. of those, Veltman / Tavares big rotation risks.

              1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Veltman is nailed no?

          2. Bishopool
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Would you?

            Foden, Havertz -> Son, Raph (-4pts)

            No Kane. Have Vardy.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Nope. Really don’t like that

            2. Bishopool
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Is there any chance Havertz plays? Werner, Luka...

            3. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              no

          3. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Also, how longs left to use up the WC? Cheers

            1. HMC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Gw19

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Is it not week 20 with 28 December being deadline?

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I thought gw19 was the last week to use it as in half way mark

                  1. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    The rules say “will be available until Tuesday 28 December 11am” which is week 20 deadline

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Cool thanks for confirming. Mine was used in gw5 ha

          4. Chaldaea
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hi,

              Any thoughts on the following?

              Sanchez
              TAA James Cancelo Rudiger
              Jota Salah B.Silva Raph
              Toney Kane

              Foster ESR Livra Perica

              2FT 0.4 ITB

              Don't want to waste a transfer, thinking.

              A. Livra to Lamptey
              B. Perica to Davis/Locadia (save 0.1M)
              C. B.Silva to Gundo

            • Nightf0x
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Taa cancelo rudi alonso (white)
              Townsend salah raph (mbeumo sisoko)
              Vardy jimi antonio

              Will WC gw16, which?. I eye players for next 2 gws only (itb 1.5)

              A) townsend to moura/cornet/CHO
              B) town jimi -4 to moura/cornet/CHO wilson/asm/wood/toney
              C) town jimi -4 to bernardo 7.5 fwd.

              1. Aimar
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Keep jimmi for one more week

                I like A with Moura

              2. Chaldaea
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  I like CHO at the moment. Main downsides are rotation risk (he looks to be first choice for the moment) and taking up a Chelsea slot (easily solved with a WC). So I think you're probably in a rare position to avoid his downside risks that others without a WC won't want to take.

              3. Aimar
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                If you havw rudiger TAA and cancelo

                Would you bring in James for hit ?

                Or just do 1 ft out of these :
                A) saka —-> Gundo/ moura / B.silva

                B) Tomiasyu—-> reguilon

                1. Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  A looks good

                  1. Aimar
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I am afraid of james
                    He hurts so bad

                2. TopBinFc
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Saka and Tomiasyu both hauled at weekend, why get rid?

                    1. Aimar
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Saka carried up an injury
                      Plus I don’t have james

                3. dshv
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  0.9itb 2ft… 44k rank want to go back to 20..

                  Ramsdale foster
                  James taa cancelo duffy livra
                  Salah raphinha foden gallagher esr
                  Antonio kane hwang

                  1. Hwang Duffy -> Alonso Dennis (exact cash)
                  2. Duffy Raphina -> Jota Johnson
                  3. Duffy to Johnson, because don’t want to waste a ft and tomorrow will waiting for goden news if is out go for jota..

                  1. TopBinFc
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      I'd keep Raph and Hwang this GW, maybe 3 but Johnson wont be nailed when Coufal back.

                  2. TeddiPonza
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    What to do with this lot?

                    Ramsdale (Foster)
                    TAA Cancelo James Reguilon (Livramento)
                    Salah Son Foden Raphinha Jota
                    Antonio (Hwang Gelhardt)

                    0m in bank, 2 transfers.

                    A. Foden to ESR/Gallagher/Cornet (Means I can get in Ronaldo/Bruno in 2 transfers)
                    B. Hwang to King
                    C. Foden and Livramento to ESR/Gallagher/Cornet and Alonso
                    D. Something else

                    Thanks.

                    1. Chaldaea
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Have you considered Foden to B.Silva or Gundo if he's not fit?

                        1. TeddiPonza
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          No, actually not but a good shout. Like Bernardo.

                      • TopBinFc
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Not sure why anyone would want Ronaldo / Bruno? Keep Hwang this GW and I'd keep Livra too.

                        • TopBinFc
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Maybe Foden to cheaper Mid, then upgrade Hwang