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FPL Daily: Premier League set to continue despite Covid-19 outbreaks

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points of the day in FPL Daily, a series that will serve non-Premier League matchdays and days when we don’t bring you a team news/press conference round-up.

PREMIER LEAGUE SET TO CONTINUE

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Premier League clubs have rejected the idea of postponing Christmas matches, despite the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19, with the intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible.

In a hastily arranged meeting involving all 20 top-flight managers, it is understood a large majority wish to play on, at least for now.

As a result, clubs have been advised if they have 13 fit players, plus a goalkeeper, they should fulfil their games. The Premier League have also made it clear that they will be expected to use U21 players to make up the numbers, and that non-first-team matches, such as U23 games, should not be scheduled a short-time before a Premier League fixture, to ensure that as many players as possible are available for selection.

The FA is also considering scrapping third and fourth-round FA Cup replays, in an attempt to ease the pressure on Premier League squads, which could make room for some of the games that need to be rearranged.

So far, 10 Premier League matches have been lost to the virus across Gameweeks 16 to 18:

  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur (Gameweek 16)
  • Brentford v Manchester United (Gameweek 17)
  • Burnley v Watford (Gameweek 17)
  • Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur (Gameweek 17)
  • Aston Villa v Burnley (Gameweek 18)
  • Everton v Leicester City (Gameweek 18)
  • Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion (Gameweek 18)
  • Southampton v Brentford (Gameweek 18)
  • Watford v Crystal Palace (Gameweek 18)
  • West Ham United v Norwich City (Gameweek 18)

In a statement released this evening, the Premier League said:

It was confirmed at a Premier League club meeting today that while recognising a number of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and challenges, it is the League’s collective intention to continue the current fixture schedule where safely possible.

The health and wellbeing of all concerned remains our priority and the League will continue to monitor and reflect public health guidance, always proceeding with caution.

A range of issues were discussed at this afternoon’s meeting, including the adaption of the Premier League COVID-19 postponement process in response to the impact of the Omicron variant.

The League also confirmed to its clubs today that 92 per cent of players and club staff have received one, two or three COVID-19 vaccination doses, with 84 per cent of players on the vaccination journey. Players who have had one or two doses are required to wait for the appropriate time period before receiving either their second or booster vaccinations.

The League continues to work with clubs to encourage vaccination among players and club staff, as well as promoting the Government’s public-health vaccination messaging to clubs and the wider public. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League, and player vaccination rates will now be publicly communicated at the end of each month, beginning in January.

Most Premier League clubs are due to play three times between Boxing Day and January 2nd, and despite the decision to continue as planned, there are surely likely to be more postponements in the weeks ahead.

Because of that, saving our transfers till as close to the FPL deadline as possible is of course advisable, as is bulking up our benches to hopefully cover for any unannounced absentees.

https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/12/16/covid-watch-club-by-club-latest/

TOTTENHAM OUT OF EUROPE

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Tottenham Hotspur are out of the Europa Conference League after UEFA ruled they forfeited their final match against Rennes. The fixture – originally due to take place on December 9th – was called off following a Covid outbreak at the London club, with 13 positive cases reported. UEFA then said the match could not be rescheduled and passed the matter on to its disciplinary board. Now, they have handed Rennes a 3-0 win, which knocks Spurs out as they finished third in the group.

“We are disappointed by the ruling of the UEFA Appeals Body and the refusal to allow more time for the match to be rescheduled. We have to accept this ruling, however, and our focus now turns to the competitions we remain in.” – Tottenham Hotspur

For FPL managers, it certainly boosts the appeal of Spurs’ Fantasy assets in 2022, as they will now be handed further rest and preparation time for Premier League matches once European competition recommences in February.

Antonio Conte’s side have won three and drawn two of the Italian’s five Premier League matches so far, scoring nine and conceding just three, with the likes of Sergio Reguilon (£5.2m) and Son Heung-min (£10.3m) thriving under their new boss.

FODEN AND GREALISH DROPPED FOR DISCIPLINARY REASONS?

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As reported by the Manchester Evening News earlier today, Pep Guardiola has suggested that some players did not feature in Gameweek 18 due to disciplinary reasons.

Phil Foden (£8.1m), Jack Grealish (£7.6m) and John Stones (£5.3m) were the three players that dropped to the bench following the midweek win over Leeds United, though the latter did make an appearance in the second-half at Newcastle United, replacing Ruben Dias (£6.1m) after 69 minutes.

Having been asked about the changes, Guardiola told 5 Live Sport:

“Not rotation, no. I decided for this team because they deserved to play, these guys and not the other ones. At Christmas time I pay a lot of attention to behaviour on and off the pitch. And when off the pitch is not proper they are not going to play. So, we have to be focused all the time because of distractions at Christmas time and everything that happens – you have to still be focused.”

That indicates Foden and Grealish may be the players omitted for disciplinary reasons, though it remains to be seen if the punishment ends there, or if they will miss further games over the festive period.

Guardiola was also asked about Kyle Walker (£5.5m) after the 4-0 win over Newcastle, and replied:

“He didn’t feel good today.”

The club later clarified that he was ill and had been since last week, though they did refuse to comment on whether his absence was Covid-related, on the grounds of medical confidentiality.

820 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FFSbet.com
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    So DGW 21 is FH time,have 11 players from 2 games.

    Chelsea vs Liverpool

    Arsenal vs Man City

    Or maybe unload slowly and keep FH,time for template shake up

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Same for me
      Be shipping Laca for Antonio....tentatively
      Playing Sanchez over Ramsdale

    2. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      It'll be a good week to drop Chelsea players. Look at their five fixtures starring gw21. Not worth it

  2. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    You guys think CRY is a good fixture to target Spurs?

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Bought Kane in and will Captain him.
      It's all about timing, like the withdrawal system of birth control.
      You 'gotta get it spot on.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Hahah lmao. Yeah it looks like Spurs about to hit gear

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Based on what? The way they played against a Liverpool B team isn’t going to work against the majority of teams they come up against.

          1. SINGH
            • 5 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            Liverpool B team? Lmao that was their first team at best.

            1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
              • 7 Years
              2 years, 6 months ago

              I suppose we didn't forfeit a game unlike some other teams missing 1 or 2 players. Spurs lol

              1. SINGH
                • 5 Years
                2 years, 6 months ago

                Spurs forfeiting is apt for that club lol however as a supporter of neither club it was pretty obvious Liverpool got lucky. Funny how Klopp is happy for fixtures to play on the week before but after the Spurs game he complains about fixtures. Haha Kloppity Klopp

                1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
                  • 7 Years
                  2 years, 6 months ago

                  Well done on staying consistent with false statements. Singhity Singh

                  1. SINGH
                    • 5 Years
                    2 years, 6 months ago

                    OK Markity Mark 🙂

      2. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        That’s actually tempting. I mean I stuck with Antonio since the start hoping and sticking, Kane deserves another chance, easier than getting in Son although Son looks better.

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      At home yes
      For getting Son in?

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Yes Son but now I’m thinking maybe give Kane another go lol? Easier to get in

      2. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Thinking Antonio to Kane. One flop for another…

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Another good form of birth control.

  3. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    If we don’t get them DGW’s other than NEW Utd’s fixtures aren’t great

  4. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Guys here’s a question you might laugh at me…

    Kane or Ronaldo?

    1. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Haha

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        You’re supposed to laugh then answer the question

        1. SpaceCadet
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Ronaldo for me

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Neither

  5. FPL Theorist
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Is Watkins worth his price, or just downgrade and spend the money in midfield?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Sure liked him better when Ings was out

      1. FPL Theorist
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Cheers mate! Think I'll sell.

  6. Moose™
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Hi all,

    Thoughts?

    Ramsdale (Sanchez)

    TAA Cancelo James (White Livra)

    Salah Bilva Jota Foden (Brownhill)

    Lacazette Watkins Dennis

    1 FT & 1.2 ITB

    1. EL tridente
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Find a way to get Son

    2. Riverside Red
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      No Man U???

  7. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 12 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Howdy Guys/ Well, in a spot of bother with my bench for next GW, does this look ok to you gents, or anyone you'd play instead from main line up?

    Right now i have it as:

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Cancelo - James - Tierney
    Foden - Jota - ESR - Salah - Bilva
    Antonio
    _____________________________
    Sanchez: Reguillon: Dennis: Watkins

    1FT, 0.2 ITB

    Looking like a strong roll of a FT, and just know the bench is gonna haul no matter who i play haha.

    1. FantasyClub
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Haven’t you learned from benching Dennis?

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        i've never benched Dennis since owning him

        1. FantasyClub
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          You’ve done well but I wouldn’t start benching him now. I’d rather bench that flop that goes by the name Antonio (I own him too)

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            haha yeah valid point to be fair, i only brought antonio in 2 GW's ago as well ha!

    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      You got it right
      Reg is too much of an unknown to steal a starting spot

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Cheers Freshy! Yeah looks about right doesn't it, Reggy defo an unknown at this point.

    3. Boberella
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Benching Regi and Dennis could backfire. For me I'm not liking 5 big DEFs. Would downgrade at least one if you'll be benching most weeks.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 12 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Cheers B!

  8. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Save ft here? Benching the right players? 2.5m itb

    Ramsdale
    Taa cancelo rudiger tierney
    Salah bilva Jota esr bowen
    King

    Foster Alonso Dennis Watkins

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      I honestly think Watkins could score at home to Chelsea so id play him over King or even Bilva/Rudi

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Cheers

    2. Gunneryank
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Why bench Alonso?

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Who would you bench instead?

        1. Gunneryank
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Hmm you make a good point lol. I have no earthly idea.

        2. Dthinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          I think you bench Rudiger. Alonso has greater attacking potential, plus sometimes gets subbed after 60 minutes and before they concede.

          1. SpaceCadet
            • 10 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            Cheers

  9. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Why so many selling Gallagher when they verse NOR twice in 5 and possible DGW. I know NOR aren’t as easy but still

    1. Gunneryank
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Sure but Brighton, Pool, and The Ham in between doesn't scream ideal. And i have him, I'm a fan.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        That solves my benching headache although I still fancy him to return

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Salah, City, Son, Jota ? People going with this ?

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        I’m only going to have Salah for one more GW if AFCON goes ahead

  10. De Gea is GOAT
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Plan is roll FT. What are your thoughts guys?

    Surely not worth bringing Son in for -4? Thanks guys

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James
    Gallagher Salah(c) Jota Saka Bilva
    Watkins Lacazette

    Laporte King Johnson

    1. SpaceCadet
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Save

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Thank you kind sir. Thoughts on bench order? Could play Laporte instead of Gallagher

        1. SpaceCadet
          • 10 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Tough one, I’d play Laporte

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            Thank you!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Salah, City, Son, Jota ? People going with this ?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Reply fail

    3. Gunneryank
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      For me, not for a hit, no. For who?

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Thank you. It would probably be for Bilva and downgrade Laca but definitely not the week to do it so might just roll FT

  11. FantasyClub
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Guys who would you say the number one striker to get is atm regardless of price

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Swan Vesta.

      1. FantasyClub
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Dunno who that is but I’m talking in English and about the Premier League lol

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Sometimes I go by myself across the water.

          1. Salah’s Sonnet
            • 12 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            every time! gets me lol!

    2. Gunneryank
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Probably Ronaldo, honestly.

    3. I Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Kane

    4. waldo666
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Ronaldo.

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Dennis

    6. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      1) Ronaldo
      2) Kane
      ....
      3) Watkins, DCL

  12. Gunneryank
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    As some of you may already know, RabonaTV is a great YouTube football channel, and he has an interesting video on Auba's discipline and loss of captaincy. Just an FYI for fellow Gunner fans. Good watch.

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Hit me with your rhythm stick.
      It's nice to be a lunatic.

      1. Gunneryank
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Agreed, obviously. And thank you for spelling rhythm correctly.

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          I had to google it twice.

          1. Gunneryank
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            1. THE SHEEP HUNTERS
              • 6 Years
              2 years, 6 months ago

              I watch Arsenal Fan TV for all my info that I want to know innit fam

              1. FantasyClub
                • 3 Years
                2 years, 6 months ago

                Hahah

  13. foreverton
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Chance Broja starts vs West Ham?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Aren't others still injured? He braced, so I expect him to get his start now.

  14. SoulShakinTex
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Which three to bench here?
    A) Livra (whu)
    B) Dennis (wol)
    C) Gallagher (tot)
    D) Watkins (CHE)
    E) James (avl)

    Cheers!

    1. Kane5
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Livramento, Gallagher and Dennis? Tough one

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      A, C, D for me

  15. Gunneryank
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Peter Drury's comment after Spurs concede to Robertson for the 2nd goal:

    "And Spurs are incandesced." What? I could only guess how to spell it. But it works. The man is a master wordsmith.

    Love him. Becoming a huge Drury fan recently. Top British broadcaster. So good.

    1. waldo666
      • 13 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Incandescent is the spelling you're looking for and yes, he does have a way with words.

      1. Gunneryank
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Oh no i mean i thought he said "incandesced," not the word incandescent. Like it was a verb lol.

        After watching the highlights over and over it does sound like he says incandescent.

  16. Stranger Mings
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Just read about foden , Is it time to sell him? Can afford up to 9.1 or otherwise take -4 to get son?

    1. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Think wait and see this GW what Pep does with him. If the issue seems to be solved, good and fine. But if Pep keeps lingering with this issue, move him on.

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Ok thanks sounds sensible

  17. Kane5
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Who do you think scores more over the next 3-4 gameweeks? Thanks

    A - Dias + Son
    B - King/Dennis + CR7

  18. akhilrajau
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    De gea,
    TAA, James, Cancelo,
    Salah, Mount, Son, Bowen
    Watkins, King, Dennis
    Bench: Bachmann, White, Douglas Luiz, Davies
    Bank: 1.9m, FT: 0

    who to bench?
    A. current is fine ( 343)
    B. play white and king in first bench(442)
    C. play white and davies so any 2 frwd will be on bench (541)

    1. Kane5
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      I would go B, and play Davies or White. Don't think you need double Watford as Wolves defence is quite solid

      1. akhilrajau
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        M yea that is thought. Good thank u

  19. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Just woke up (will try to get sleep again) and remembered that I had very important info to share. I thought I had taken a lot of hits, but there were almost 50 players behind me with same amount of points. The last man in top 100k with 1155 pts had taken 34 hits! In order to find this very important info out, I had to press that "Next" -button almost 2000 times and it took about 25 minutes 😉

  20. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    If all the games go ahead this week, might roll the transfer. But it's a big if.

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      After 6/10 matches being cancelled last weekend I just can't see it happening.

  21. jia you
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Locked & Loaded for Christmas fixtures:

    Lloris
    Cancelo Trent Tsimikas James
    KdB Foden Jota Martinelli Bowen
    Ronaldo(C)
    (Gunn Watkins Dennis Livra)

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Good that you decided to stick with Ronaldo, I dropped him for Watkins before postponement...

      1. jia you
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        I did the hokey cokey with Lacazette

        1. jia you
          • 7 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Last three GWs:
          Ronaldo to Watkins
          Lukaku to Lacazette
          Lacazette to Ronaldo
          (at least I got some points from Watkins and Lacazette)

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            I am considering to keep Lacazette for one more week. If Afcon is on, having CR7, Kane and Son could be the way to go. That means changing formation from rotating "5-5-1" to "5-4-2" and selling Dennis for a hit though. Not sure it's a good idea.

            1. Holmes
              • 10 Years
              2 years, 6 months ago

              Dennis will also leave for AFCON in that case?

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 years, 6 months ago

                Nigeria has new coach, so that is expected now imo.

                1. Holmes
                  • 10 Years
                  2 years, 6 months ago

                  Then getting rid of Dennis for a hit shouldnt be an issue

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 years, 6 months ago

                    Yes. The issue is that Afcon is at risk for what I know. Therefore selling Dennis is scary. I expect him to dry a little bit though. Supposing Ars plays vs Nor it would mean downgrading Bernardo to Gordon. With all these postponements double MCI midfield feels too much like a minefield. (Getting Son isn't easy operation when all the money is evenly spread.)

                2. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 years, 6 months ago

                  I was online here when someone mentioned it and linked the news, wouldn't have known otherwise.

      2. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Yes, and I took -4 to get Lacazette for him. I should reverse that transfer now, but I really hate the idea if selling Lacazette before Norwich.

        Is this no BS team on purpose? I wouldn't have KdB over Salah tbh.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Yea, naturally it is 😉

          1. jia you
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            damage is done now so will stick it out for the remainder (at least I don't have to worry about AFCON lol)

  22. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Of course PGMOL come out and defend Harry Kanes ridiculous tackle and so unfortunately peeps we can expect more of the same as they just double down on their own ineptitude.

    I watched 4 new guys, with no affiliation to liverpool talk about how this story won't go away because the pgmol are coming out and saying idiotic things like it's not a red card because Robertson jumped! Good lord. Robertson jumped and kanes tackle was so high that he still caught Robertson with his studs on the top of his boot and lower ankle region. This is okay?

    Harry kane says he got the ball. Wrong. Harry kane says should not have even been yellow. Wow.

    Premier league says Harry, you are not the only idiot in this narrative. Now it's our turn to tell everyone what we really think about player safety. Morons through and through.

    Get ready for more crap refereeing from a group of men to proud to learn anything from past mistakes to improve the game.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Probably bigger issues in the world to worry about now ?

      1. Holmes
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        world is different for different personalities...

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Should’ve retroactively red carded him. Total leg breaker.

      1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        They should at least hold their hands up and say we got it wrong, we won't excuse dangerous play in future because the opposing player did everything he could to avoid a broken leg. What a nice world that would be to live in. Instead we get, we are right because of stupid point after stupid point and we know so because Harry kane and spurs fans agree with us. Screw the rest of you.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          Where have they said this?

          1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            Nowhere. I am saying I wish they had said this

          2. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            Pgmol statement: "Not the intensity or the point of contact for a red card."

    3. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Christ. Still crying 48 hours later. Is there any fanbase that cries injustice more? A club that defended a racist, whose captain beat someone up. Honest to god. Its football. Its full of injustices every week. This week it was Liverpool. Next week it'll be someone else.

      1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
        • 7 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        But but the ref favored liverpool in this match right? That's what you said yesterday. Has the "crying" changed your mind that quickly?

        1. Van der Faart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          That's not what I said, what I said was Spurs fans thought he leaned to Liverpool, Liverpool fans the opposite. This relentless whining and moaning isn't going to change the result. An apology from a referee, which never happens and isn't going to happen, isn't going to make you stop crying over it is it?

          1. MYNAMEISBigtopmark.sman
            • 7 Years
            2 years, 6 months ago

            That is exactly what you said. My paraphrase and your quote carry the exact same meaning which is incredibly sad on your behalf. I was gracious with you at first. I admitted I hadn't seen the game therefore I assume there was more stuff then the handball which btw this season is legitimate, I just gave that one to you graciously. You then gave me dele alli as a counter to jota which I have gone and looked at. Wow. You lost credibility there. Then the best you can do is give me spurs fans who include the Salah handball which no one thinks is intentional except you, alis pen for crying out loud and matip colliding with winks, which may be the best of the 3 but is still unclear so not in the same category as kanes atrocious tackle on 20 mins which is a game changing decision and
            Jota pen which is incredibly obvious to everyone except you and Tierney and Kavanagh. Please don't lie and say you do think it was a pen because if you did you would not have compared it to deles flop as one spurs fan whom you quoted yesterday has said. Thank God for that fan and people like Paul Robinson who admit they are biased towards spurs but can still say kane should have been sent off and jota get a pen without coming up with ridiculous counter points to make themselves feel better about how lucky their team got.

            I close with this reminder. I started off gracious with you. I joined a conversation where you were insulting klopp for bad behaviour and I simply pointed out that refereeing decisions had something to do with it. You said spurs think he leant to liverpool and I thought that's interesting because I know of two decisions in your favor and one in ours. This "crying" You speak of is really just a case built on the back of your bias where I have let you build your case and I have checked it and found it to be incredibly weak. I do think the winks one is worth discussion based on the pic and I wish their was video so I could decide whether you have anything at all but really based on the rest of the stuff you have said, it's probably a non event isn't it.

  23. SpaceCadet
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Start king or dennis?

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • 7 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Dennis

      1. SpaceCadet
        • 10 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        thanks

  24. jai1212
    • 10 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Plan is to roll FT, can't see any moves necessary this week. Am I right on the track?

    Ramsdale | Foster
    TAA Cancelo James Emerson | Targett
    Salah (C) Jota Foden Bowen Saka
    Antonio | Watkins Davis

    Any thing else I can take care of?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      You won’t know until Sunday

  25. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    FODEN?

    What is going On, is this a one game deal, the Pep Penalty Box?

    I bet Pep hates everybody at some point or another, yes?

    Leicester looks like a Phat fixture for Man City.

    1. jack88
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      He has so many quality player to play. All will share decent game time. So rotation might occur here and there. Only exception i would say Cancelo, Bernardo.

      1. The Train Driver
        • 9 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Why is Bilva an exception?

      2. SINGH
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Bernardo is not exception to rotation.

  26. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Bernardo to Foden for free? or Upgrade a sub so I have a playing bench?

    Sa
    Cancelo TAA Rudiger James
    Salah Raph KDB Bernardo
    King Watkins
    (Matthews Johnson Bissouma Davis)

    1. Philosopher's Stones
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Wait to see what the bald fraud does with Foden this week first

    2. jack88
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      I have Both bernardo and foden with strong bench. I will play them until DGW

  27. jack88
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    Play 1 :
    Antonio
    White
    Denis
    Watkins
    Smith rowe

    1. The White Pele
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Antonio or Smith rowe

    2. The Train Driver
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      You have a bench of 4 players + GK?

  28. tibollom
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    hey guys, would you roll FT and play the team below? 1FT 0.3 ITB

    Rams
    taa james cancelo
    foden salah(c) Bsilva jota ESR
    antonio dennis

    bach watkins livra johnson

    1. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Will Foden be back if others are performing? This wasn't rotation. Either way, no moves until the deadline.

  29. Bonus magnet
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    After what Pep said abt Grealish and Foden, do we think he continues to drop them for another 2 games

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Since they have quality to cover them, it wouldnt surprise me if they dont get any gametime

      1. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        Yeah, it's a great time to wield the stick. About time players remembered how contracts work.

  30. Zimo
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 6 months ago

    When will Nigeria announce their squad? Need to know if I'm taking Dennis out or not

    1. OLD Rafiki
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      it's a must only thing that can prevent him from joining the national team is the virus

      1. Zimo
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 6 months ago

        He hasn't played for them in a long long time. Manager sacking might change that now though

        1. OLD Rafiki
          • 3 Years
          2 years, 6 months ago

          yeah, depends also if they really need him....

    2. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 6 months ago

      Squads were meant to be announced last night. To my knowledge, they weren't. If there was an extension on the Dec 20 deadline, I didn't see any headline saying as much.