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FPL Gameweek 14 round-up: Tuesday review, injury news and the things we learned

Our Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from Tuesday’s Gameweek 14 fixtures, from injury news to stats analysis.

With the swift turnaround between Fantasy Premier League (FPL) deadlines, the Scoreboard articles will take the place of the usual Scout Notes for this midweek round of action.

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GOALS, ASSISTS, BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

Norwich City winger Milot Rashica (£5.2m) was absent from tonight’s game, having tweaked his groin in training on the run-up to Gameweek 14.

Todd Cantwell (£5.3m) missed out with a Covid-related issue, with local press reports suggesting that he has come into contact with someone with the virus, rather than actually contracted it himself.

Elsewhere, Pascal Struijk (£4.4m) aggravated the injury which prevented him from playing 90 minutes at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, and was removed at half-time, with Marcelo Bielsa saying after the game:

“Same problem as Saturday’s. All of us value he played with the physical limitations he played with. It’s a knack that’s very generous and shows how good a teammate he is to all of us.”

On the suspension front, Ciaran Clark (£4.4m) will now miss Gameweek 15 as a result of his red card, having denied a clear goalscoring opportunity after hauling down Teemu Pukki (£5.8m) after just nine minutes. In better news, Eddie Howe’s side can at least welcome back Matt Ritchie (£4.9m) and Jamaal Lascelles (£4.4m) on Saturday, who have now served their respective bans.

Joel Ward’s (£4.5m) yellow card means that he’ll now miss the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, while Conor Gallagher (£6.1m) picked up his fourth booking of the season, and is now just one further caution away from suspension.

GAMEWEEK 14 TAKEAWAYS

THREE IN FOUR FOR PUKKI BUT NORWICH LACK FINAL-THIRD IDEAS

Despite playing against 10-men for the majority of tonight’s St James’ Park encounter, Norwich City failed to capitalise and lacked any real creativity in the final-third. That’s been a theme throughout their season as the Canaries have managed just eight goals in 14 matches to date. That total includes two penalties, while even over the last four Gameweeks – a period which has seen them take eight points from a possible 12 – they have managed just five big chances.

However, when his team needed him most, Teemu Pukki stepped up with an excellent finish to earn his side a draw. The Finnish international has now netted three goals in his last four appearances, while his total of five for the season is only bettered by Jamie Vardy (£10.6m) and Michail Antonio (£8.1m) amongst all forwards. Despite that, with a tough schedule for the remainder of 2021, the best time to join the ‘Pukki party’ may have passed.

RAPHINHA ON PENALTIES

With Patrick Bamford (£7.7m) missing and Mateusz Klich (£5.4m) substituted at half-time, both of Leeds’ regular penalty takers were off the pitch when Marcelo Bielsa’s side were awarded a late penalty at Elland Road. That was also the case as recently as Gameweek 9, when Rodrigo (£6.3m) converted from the spot against Wolverhampton Wanderers. As a result, many were expecting the Spanish forward to step up again, but instead, and to the surprise of many – not least his 20.1% ownership – it was Raphinha (£6.7m) who took it on and scored to net his sixth goal of the campaign. Notably, the Brazilian wasn’t on the pitch against Wolves, though it remains to be seen just how far up the pecking order he is when everyone is available.

GALLAGHER DEEPER BUT BACK ON SET-PIECES

Despite tonight’s blank, Conor Gallagher put in another lively shift at Elland Road, though he was positioned a little deeper than usual. As a result, he could only muster two penalty box touches, with his one shot in the box and zero created chances well below his usual standards. However, with Luka Milivojevic (£5.4m) dropping to the bench as Patrick Vieira opted for Jeffrey Schlupp (£5.4m) alongside Cheikhou Kouyate (£4.5m) in the engine room, he was at least back on set-pieces, which could be key to his FPL prospects moving forward.

Conor Gallagher’s touch heatmap v Leeds United in Gameweek 14


STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 14

Christos Tzolis (£4.8m) ends Tuesday’s action top for shots in the box (3), with a host of players just behind on two.

Notably, that includes Christian Benteke (£6.4m), who appeared off the bench on 68 minutes only to squander a couple of chances, including one at the back post.

In terms of chances created, Newcastle United duo Callum Wilson (£7.4m) and Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.9m), plus Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m), recorded three, followed by several Norwich players, as they pushed for an equaliser at St James’ Park.


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629 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mataave
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Ben Johnson the best 4.0 defender?

    1. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      probably i got liv at 4.0, might cash in the 0.2 coins

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yes, posed a similar question below.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yup, the Canadian sprinter looks to be.

    4. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes. Williams also a good fodder pick, almost zero cleansheet potential but will get you a point or two from your bench for 3.9.

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        he's not nailed though.

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    With the congesting of fixtures I would expect rotation, however, if Johnson remains the preferred option ahead of Coufal then it may be hard to go without with West Ham's upcoming run of games.

    What are people's thoughts?

    1. Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Agreed.
      Johnson at 4.0 looks really appealing!

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He does, I think many have been waiting for him to get displaced but it is evident now that he would have to lose the shirt.

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Has he cemented his place ahead of Coufal ? Also can west ham get clean sheets though. No brainer if you have 3 ATB. With 4 ATB, you need more depth

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Do you definitely need more depth though,
        price aside, it's a fullback playing for a top 6 side.

    3. mataave
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Thinking the same thing. Could Brandon Williams be a better option at 3.9?

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        No, you definitely pay 0.1 more for West Ham.
        Norwich also looked a lot better v Newcastle once Giannoulis was subbed on.

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          He is the better fullback but it seems Smith has/had initially opted for the home grown, English player.

    4. zeslinguer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Can't see him keeping a player of Coufal's quality out forever

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        We've seen similar before though under Moyes.

    5. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Very tempted to move Livramento to him

  3. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Repost
    probably can save a transfer here?

    Sanchez
    Taa Regullion cancelo livramento
    Gundogan salah jota raphinha
    Toney Kane
    Foster* pukki Williams sarr*
    Will use the 2 FTs in gw16 to get chelsea defenders.

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yeah save the transfer

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What are you planning to do with Sarr

      1. Lord of Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sarr to Bowen in 16 is the plan.
        Along with raphinha and livra/Williams to Reece James/Alonso and 4.4

  4. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ramsdale Foster
    James Cancelo Taa Reguilon Livra
    Gallagher Salah Raphinha Foden ESR
    Kane Heang Antonio

    0.1 itb 2ft

    Hwang to
    1. King
    2. Fodder and bank the cash have 2 other playing subs?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1, would want 3 playing subs with lots of fixtures coming up

    2. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I'd move Antonio to King/Dennis. He's been dreadful - 26 pts in last 10 games and I can't seen him playing every game over the busy festive period.

      Freeing up cash will give you some good options the week after to upgrade ESR to Bernardo or maybe Foden to Sancho

      1. Clay Davis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Infact just seen you have two transfers. I'd do ESR to Bernardo/Gundo for Watford game

  5. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Thinking of next moves so could use some inputs

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo James Alonso (Livramento)
    Salah Son Jota ESR (Mbeumo)
    Vardy Toney (Perica)

    1.4 ITB.

    Keen to get a City mid. Thinking of the following

    A. ESR and Mbeumo to Foden and Gilmour for -4

    B. Mbeumo and Toney to Foden and Dennis for -4 (0.1 short, Foden will need to drop)

    C. Any other way

    This is if Foden is fit for Watford, else will get Gundog. Thoughts ?

    1. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Bernardo looks the safest bet. Foden and Gundo both been suffering from niggles / rotation

  6. mataave
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Should I use my 2 FT’s for Raphinha & Livramento to Jota & 4.0?

    1. vova
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      nah, both have nice fixtures next

    2. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I personally would although Raph has Brentford, Jota's ceiling is higher

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'd possibly wait another week.

    4. Lord of Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nop.

    5. mataave
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Have done it. Can’t risk Jota moving up in value as I have the exact amount of cash to make the move. I still think Jota vs Wolves could output similar points to Raphinha vs Brentford

  7. Marcin the Pole
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    2FT, 0.4 ITB and no idea what to do...
    Any thoughts much appreciated.

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA James Cancelo Livra White
    Salah Jota Raph ESR Sissoko
    Kane Antonio Toney

    Raph will need moving on next week so maybe worth downgrading Antonio to free up some funds?

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Sissoko -> Gilmour or Livra/White -> Johnson

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Johnson rotation over Christmas worries me slightly. Just feels like a transfer waiting to happen.

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Its a very good team. I recommend Ramsdale to anybody who has got a transfer to burn

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ramsdale could be the move actually, makes it easier to move on White too. Cheers.

    3. vova
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      similar position to you. I'd keep Antonio really. Maybe do Sissoko to Gilmour or Sanchez to Ramsdale?

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Sissoko to Gilmour just feels so...meh. Ramsdale in probably the best move, cheers.

    4. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I would

    5. Clay Davis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Antonio to King - he has been dreadful since gw4... averaging 2.6pts in last 10 gameweeks.

      Free up the cash, then move Rapha to Sancho / Bernardo / Gundo

  8. FredrikH
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Guaita
    Rüdiger James TAA Reguilon
    Salah Jota Son Raph
    Toney Wilson

    Steer - Antonio Gallagher Williams

    2FT 0.2itb.

    Plan is Antonio -> King GW 15.
    Wilson + Raph -> Jesus + Gundogan/Grealish/Bowen.

  9. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    2 FT and 0 ITB. Not sure what to do here, so any feedback is welcomed:

    Ramsdale (Foster)
    Cancelo TAA James Rudiger (Livra)
    Salah Son Raph ESR (Doucoure)
    Vardy Wilson (Gelhardt)

    Cheers!

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Doucoure to somebody else

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Are you planning to hold Docoure for the medium term. Any plans for Jota / City mid?

  10. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Reposting - more concise post.

    Guaita
    TAA Cancelo James Alonso (Livramento)
    Salah Son Jota ESR (Mbeumo)
    Vardy Toney (Perica)

    1.4 ITB. Keen to get a City mid. Following options

    A. ESR and Mbeumo to Foden and Gilmour for -4
    B. Mbeumo and Toney to Foden and Dennis for -4
    C. Any other way

    1. Water_Pink
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

  11. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I just need Foden to at least be on the bench this week. The hope is I get Foden in and that both him and Grealish start vs Watford.

  12. Lord of Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Start one of:-
    A)pukki
    B)livramento

    1. internal error
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably Pukki. Not convinced by Spurs so far.

  13. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    The contrasting fortunes of Raphinha and Mbuemo owners really emphasise how much luck is involved in the game.

    Nothing essentially wrong with either pick. Raphinha an excellent player who did well last year and relatively cheap. Mbuemo started the season well, 1m cheaper than Raphinha and playing as a striker. So perfectly good reasons for having one over the other.

    However, Raphinha owners benefit from 2 freak goals that were meant to be crosses and now an injury time pen taken by Raphinha because the usual pen takers arent on the pitch. Meanwhile, Mbuemo hits the post about million times in several matches.

    1. ClaudesMackerelelé
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Completely agree - I think the element that isn't luck that sways it slightly for me is a) Raphina is fundamentally a better player than Mbuemo, and on the whole better players = better points and b) Leeds are built to get the best out of Raphina as he's they're best player, whereas at Brentford Mbuemo is good but not the star player with the team built around him.
      As for the freak cross goals - only one I can recall seeing is the Newcastle one and there's a good chance he meant that - at least to stick it in the corridor of uncertainty.

  14. ClaudesMackerelelé
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Gallagher is a poor pick and I think always has.
    He's a fine player IRL but is fundamentally a box to box central midfielder, not an 'attacker' or no.10 like a raphina/ grealish/ sarr etc.
    I know his underlying numbers were good for a period, but alot of his points were quite lucky - deflected goals/ assists and therefore unsustainable. You've also got Eze back shortly which will only move Gallagher further back, not further forward.
    There's worse picks at the price point and he may tick over but not buying into it personally.

    1. Deanamo Jammy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What you say is certainly true for the last two weeks, but I believe he was employed further forward previously as Palace lacked a "creator" and he was tasked with the role. But yeah, I think his moment may have passed. Too bad - I think he has a lot of promise.

  15. Deanamo Jammy
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    I like Conor Gallagher but he was mostly a non-factor in this game, as was also the case in the previous contest versus Villa. Suddenly Viera has him in a deep lying, almost pivot role - he is not being employed as the creative, final third presence he was in previous game weeks.

    Question is whether to stick with Gallagher. On the plus side, he takes corners and set pieces, though his product yesterday was rather poor (and Hughes took the final corner off of him near the end of the game, suggesting his role isn't entirely secure). Also, it's possible Viera will see one goal in the last two weeks and revert back to tactics that were producing nearly two goals per week with Gallagher marauding further forward. Otherwise, Gallagher suddenly doesn't look so promising as a cut price option.