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FPL Daily: Lukaku latest, more Covid cases at Liverpool, Everton sign Patterson

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.

LUKAKU RETURNS TO CHELSEA SQUAD FOR EFL CUP SEMI-FINAL

FPL Daily: Lukaku latest, more Covid cases at Liverpool, Everton sign Patterson

In Tuesday’s EFL Cup semi-final press conference, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed that Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) has apologised and will return to the Chelsea squad for tomorrow’s first-leg clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian had previously been dropped against Liverpool after comments he made in an interview, claiming he was “not happy” with his role at Stamford Bridge.

“We are happy we took the time that it needed to look on it and to talk calmly about it. This is what we did. Romelu (Lukaku) apologised and is back in the squad for today’s training which is later. For me, the most important thing was to clearly understand and believe that it was not intentional. He did not do this intentionally to create this kind of noise in front of a big game.

Secondly, it was the very first time. Before, when he seemed in his opinion to be ready to play from the start after his injury, and we thought he needed to readapt to the intensity a little bit more, there was never the slightest behaviour against the team.

So, it was the very first time that we actually felt in this way. And these are very important points to stay calm, understanding that it’s not as big as maybe people want it to be. It’s also not small, but it’s small enough to stay calm, to accept an apology and to move forward.” – Thomas Tuchel

CHELSEA INJURY LATEST

Amongst all the Lukaku chat, Tuchel also found time to hand us a quick squad update.

Notably, Trevoh Chalobah (£4.7m) is out of tomorrow’s tie after the defender picked up a knock against Liverpool, whilst Andreas Christensen (£4.6m) remains a doubt.

However, Timo Werner (£8.6m) is back in training and Tuchel is hoping to hand him some minutes.

“Andreas (Christensen) is a doubt for tomorrow.

Trevoh (Chalobah) is definitely out for tomorrow because he has had a reinjury from before.

Timo Werner trained yesterday, we have one more session to go and he feels much better which is a really good sign. He took part in full training, at full intensity and had no reaction at all. If today’s training goes well for him then we will look to have him on the bench and maybe give him some minutes.” – Thomas Tuchel

TOTTENHAM INJURY LATEST

Kane and Son start as Llorente returns to Leeds’ starting XI

Chelsea’s EFL Cup opponents, Spurs, offered an update themselves on Monday, with Antonio Conte discussing Ryan Sessegnon (£4.3m) and Steven Bergwijn’s (£5.9m) injuries:

“Ryan Sessegnon’s situation is better than Steven Bergwijn’s. I think he’s almost ready to be available in the next game, in the FA Cup he’ll be available. 

For Steven, I think we have to pay a bit more attention because his problem was in the calf, where you have to pay more attention and wait a bit before we have him available again” – Antonio Conte

COVID OUTBREAK CAUSING FURTHER PROBLEMS AT LIVERPOOL

Gameweek 11 team news: Jota start hopes boosted by Firmino hamstring injury

According to reports, Liverpool’s EFL Cup semi-final against Arsenal on Thursday is in doubt due to further positive Covid-19 tests in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Alisson (£6.0m), Joel Matip (£4.9m) and Roberto Firmino (£8.7m), plus Klopp of course, all missed Double Gameweek 21 after testing positive.

Now, reports have surfaced suggesting there has been further cases, which could put their cup tie at risk.

Worryingly, the Reds’ squad is already stretched, with Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Sadio Mane (£11.8m) and Naby Keita (£5.0m) departing to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

EVERTON SIGN PATTERSON

Earlier today, Everton confirmed the signing of Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson for a fee believed to be worth around £16m.

The 20-year-old has been used sparingly at Ibrox this season, with James Tavernier first-choice right-back, but has been capped at international level, suggesting he can compete with 33-year-old Seamus Coleman (£4.9m) for a starting role.

Asked what Evertonians can expect from him, Patterson said:

“Athleticism, desire and strong challenges, along with good forward play. I am an attacking full-back. I love getting forward and creating chances to benefit the team. I can’t wait for it.”

Rafa Benitez has already signed Ukraine international left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko during this window, which you can read more about here.


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292 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Meechoo115
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Just shows you need to play week by week. Loaded Everton doubles instead of Bowen in anticipation of 22. Now 22 no Liverpool or arsenal double … more fool me

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Confirmation of dgws - got a link by any chance?

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Why El postponement necessarily means no dgw for pools?

      1. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Postponement will be played when DGW fixtures would have been played

    • I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Why couldn't they just put the last 3 games into gameweek 22 then?

      1. Going Home
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        GW dates are organised by PL (not FPL) before the season begins. Things like broadcast rights are sold based on them (eg Amazon had rights to GWs 14 and 20 in December.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        They're playing before gw22 starts.

    • royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Take a -8 (Salah, Mbeumo & James out) or WC this team

      De Gea Ramsdale

      James Cancelo Rudiger Tsimikas Mitchell

      Salah Bernardo Saka Bowen Mbeumo

      Dennis Jesus Lacazette

      1 FT 1.5 ITB 1st FH used in 21

      Any ideas would be welcomed

      1. Jässi
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Save WC, not so bad team

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        just do -4 for Mbeumo and james.........

    • diesel001
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Just seen Lukaku's apology to the Chelsea fans.

      If he did love his experience at Inter Milan so much, isn't one logical extension for him to join Spurs and reunite with Conte?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 19 days ago

        He’s been dropped for a game and forced to apologise. Surely that’s punishment enough? Making him play for Spurs seems very harsh.

        1. david31058
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          If he's been forced to apologise, then he hasn't really apologised!

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            a sincere and effective apology is one that communicates genuine empathy, remorse, and regret as well as a promise to learn from your mistakes. In other words, you need to really believe you did something wrong and feel sorry for the hurt you caused.

            Sincerity is a requirement.

            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              That's deep mate!

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Also fined £500k.

          1. acidicleo
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Thats not bad considering some other petty fines!!

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            No way

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Less than 2 weeks wages.

              5 years worth for a league 2 player.

        3. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Ha

        4. GoonerSteve
          • 12 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Lol

    • THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Got the beers in to watch the Saints game tonight and lo and behold.......

      1. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Lol I thought the games were tonight as well!

        1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          🙂

    • SINGH
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I think Liverpool should be forced to play their matches even if it means they have to field family members lol

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Well hopefully they’re declined

      2. Mmm sausages
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        As a Villa fan, given we were forced to field the kids against Liverpool in the FA cup (in no small part down to Liverpool being worried about fixture congestion) I hope it goes ahead. They have a great youth system and it’s not as though they don’t normally field the kids in this competition.

        1. acidicleo
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I guess they will have to play before AFCON players return.

          And like u said they field youngsters anyway.. But who knows there is outbreak in that group as well..

        2. Firmino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Who guarantees that the covid outbreak hasn't affected the youth players? With 12+(new covid cases) senior players missing surely the youth players are training with the first team.

          You got to play against Liverpool's kids the season before so can't understand why you are moaning.

          1. Mmm sausages
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Lighten up on the salt my friend (maybe use it to season the chip on your shoulder).

            To be serious thought I’m not having a moan and I do quite likeLiverpool. Just think there needs to be consistency. The EFL cup game a couple of years back was a different scenario and down to conscious decisions that Liverpool made to send the squad they did to the club World Cup. In any event all example that does is reinforce the point that the game can go ahead.

            The youth teams train in separate bubbles to minimise the risk of cross contamination so while I agree with you in principle that the youth teams may also be impacted there is no suggestion (that I have seen) the youth teams own fixture on Friday is under threat at this stage.

      3. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Why? All the other teams were not forced to play with covid issues.

        1. BrockLanders
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          People hate Liverpool mate. EVERY single opportunity they'll have a dig, even when it's fully justified to ask for the postponement.

          1. acidicleo
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            That's news for me..
            Atleast on BBC site it's full of pools fans..

            1. BrockLanders
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Is it?? Virtually every article I've seen on twitter has hundreds of morons moaning about Liverpool.

              1. Shattered Dreams
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                You could find a group of Mother Theresa haters on Twitter. Its a total cesspit.

                1. BrockLanders
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  True dat

                2. Theholygoalie
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  You'll actually find there's a fair bit to dislike about old Theresa, you should see what Christopher Hitchens has to say about her!

          2. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 19 days ago

            I don't think it's so much that everyone hates Liverpool but more that everyone on the internet supports Man Utd (though fewer and fewer with every defeat) and loads of them have been informed that Liverpool are rivals of Man Utd's.

          3. GoonerSteve
            • 12 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            For what it's worth, I'm an Arsenal fan but I love Klopps Liverpool.

          4. SINGH
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            I dont hate Liverpool, I just find the contradiction hilarious. Couple of weeks ago when teams started to get struck with COVID, Klopp was like no need to postpone matches just play through it. Now the guys own team has COVID and he is complaining about fixtures and wants postponements. Can't have it both ways?

            1. david31058
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              This is what he actually said:

              "It is pretty unlikely that once you have it, that it stays with three players - maybe [it spreads to] another three or four, then you have 13 players available to play on the 26th and 28th and that is impossible," he told BBC Match of the Day.

              What is hilarious is how you have twisted his words to suit yourself

              1. SINGH
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/sport/football/59692816.amp

                Perhaps you can refer to the title of the article as opposed to picking out a section that suits your narrative?

                Clearly wasn't concerned about stopping games so why now? A team like Liverpool would surely have reserves and under 18s to field?

                1. david31058
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  So it's only worth reading the headline then, rather than digging into the article?

                  Whatever floats your boat.

      4. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        This guy, Kenny Murphy, deserves a chance to play for Liverpool

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y78oMK6InCU

    • panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Trippier to Newcastle done - SSN

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        *agreed

      2. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Attacking defender and will be on Free Kicks and Corners, hmmm

        How about Pens?

        If they price him at 5.0, that's a good price. 5.5 is too high and 4.5 is too low.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Agree, he's a tough one to price though. If they beef up the rest of their defence and mid a bit too, 5m could be a steal

          1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Agree about the mid. They need a good holder in there, as well as commanding CB. What about prem fringe players, like Fernandinho, and Gomez. They'd have the money to pry them away from City/Pool, but I guess it's whether they'd want to leave

            1. NotNowKato
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Ali and Barley?

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        If he wanted to end his career early, why didn’t he just move to Qatar or China or something?

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Insigne's off to Toronto with that in mind

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Nice signing

      5. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Great signing we have to admit. It seems a bit off from what they have done recently and a lot more expensive too I'm sure. I wonder where they found the money...

    • Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Is there any chance Arsenal get a rescheduled PL game instead of the cup tie and get a post deadline DGW…?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Probably not now

      2. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        That would be welcome as a KT owner..

      3. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Possibly they could bring the Arsenal Chelsea blank in 25 forward

        1. acidicleo
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          But Chelsea have EFL semi vs Spurs..

          1. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            the previous week

      4. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I think it is very unlikely, but not impossible.

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      I guess there won’t be a need to take a hit and bring in VVD/Robbo, might just roll an FT!

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Thinking similar. DGW becoming a proper damp squid

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          a damp squid game (week)

        2. PepTalk
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Squib. Damp squib.

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Bloody autocorrect ha

      2. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        May need FH if no DGW for pools.

    • pundit of punts
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      3 city
      3 hammers
      2 pool
      Manquillo
      Foster

      FH locked in

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Pool play brentford an West ham play Leeds att home though, thats tasty

      2. Kodap
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Have the doubles been announced?

    • DavidBadWillie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Liverpool are some little chickens if they postpone the carabao cup.

      They just want to get Salah and Mane back.

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        "Little chickens"

        Apparently they've 20 players out including every single senior keeper. Wonder do any of the canteen staff fancy a game?

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Milner can play in goal surely … can play everywhere else.

        2. DavidBadWillie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 19 days ago

          They played 2 days ago. They know they’re at a disadvantage and taking advantage of the situ.

          1. BrockLanders
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Don't talk rubbish. They had at least 5 cases prior to the Chelsea game and that's only been exasperated. I presume you've been as vocal around every other clubs postponement right?

            1. Ruinenlust
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Chelsea had more cases and weren’t able to get any games postponed

              1. Firmino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                They didn't. Chelsea had seven players missing prior to Wolves game. Liverpool have at least 11 + new covid cases

          2. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Depends on how many first teamers are now out.
            The PL recently changed the rules for 13 outfielders and 1 fit keeper to be available. If that’s in doubt then I think it’s fair to postpone.
            Even though it’s “just the carabao cup”, the broadcast is still a big deal and nobody would want the integrity of a semi final to jeopardized by fielding the weakest side possible.
            As a pool fan, during these covid times if Arsenal were in this position and asked for it to be postponed I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

            Some people are just too fixated on hating on Liverpool. Standard tall poppy syndrome imo

            1. BrockLanders
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 19 days ago

              100%. Faux outrage as soon as Liverpool are involved.

            2. DavidBadWillie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 19 days ago

              I’m an Arsenal fan and we lost our first game of the season to Brentford without any strikers due to covid.

              Some teams manage to get games called off, others don’t.

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                It sucks for all teams impacted. Look at the likes of Leeds recently who were decimated. If they were in this position and it was a semi final nobody would bat an eye lid.
                Newcastle recently lost their best players Wilson and ASM and got their game postponed.
                Given the current rules or 13+1, I think it’s a fair request to postpone.

                The Arsenal situation in opening round was a bit random following pre season etc and also there were no set rules in terms of minimum number of players needed

              2. BrockLanders
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                Mate, I'm done arguing with you. You've an agenda against Liverpool. But as I've said before, you're not unlike the thousands of others that you'll see crying on EVERY single Liverpool related thread on twitter.

              3. Firmino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                So you had two players missing? Liverpool have at least 11 + new covid cases.

                1. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 19 days ago

                  Who is missing? It aint 11

                  1. DavidBadWillie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    3 first trackers and 3 going to Afcon.

                    Throw some back room staff in and say you don’t have enough players is their plan.

                    1. DavidBadWillie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 19 days ago

                      *First Teamers

                  2. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 19 days ago

                    It'll be 11 if they count their families & dogs

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      any goss on dgws? is it really happening for gw22?

      1. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Looking a lot less appealing if those Liverpool fixtures are omitted

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          cheers

    • CrouchDown
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Still not sure about FH22

      I assume you would still want TAA against Brentford and Jota not a bad pick either (could also swap him for DGW player)

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        depends how may SGW players there are
        often its quality over quantity!
        However, could create more opportunity for the lesser owned players

      2. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I’m bench boosting regardless. 5 SGW players but with tasty fixtures.

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Antonio & Bowen (LEE)
          TAA & Jota (BRE)
          Cancelo (CHE)

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            I am considering same move. Those who have all chips left may consider using it on next big dgw, but it might be good week to TC Salah also. There are different chip strategies for that time, but something like WC, FH, BB, FH is not possible for me.

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Also depends on how fixtures fall for players in team you get back in 23 after any FH. Still a wait and see for me but leaning towards not playing

    • Arteta
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 19 days ago

      Harry Kane: "I'm going to be the most unprofessional striker in London this season."

      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: "Hold my beer."

      Romelu Lukaku: "Lol."

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I wonder why it’s always the forwards acting up. Entitlement? Feeling like they’re the most decisive players because their job is to score goals?

        1. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Gallas threw a strop as well lol wouldn't say it's only strikers although it is probably more common with them.

      2. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Don't know what's with Auba but everytime I see the guy he is always smiling after missing a chance. That's been the case since joining the club, a bit like "if I score then good but if not, oh well"

        I would personally sell him this transfer window and bring in a solid centre forward that has physical strength but always like to run behind defenders. That would add so much to our team. Not a fan of this false 9 role that Laca is playing, I would rather have 3 firing forwards than 2.5.

      3. NorCal Villan
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Premier League version of diva wide receivers in the NFL

      4. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Is the situation with Liverpool not the same as when Leyton Orient were forced to forfeit game last year to Spurs due to COVID outbreak?

        1. Ruinenlust
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          It is

          1. Firmino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            No it isn't

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          It's a bye to the next round for the other club if the game isn't played before the next round.

          So that gives up to Feb 26th i think.

          There is much more time to get the games on.

          1. Firmino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Exactly. Read the rules before moaning.

          2. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            There is even time for Liv dgw 22. Don't expect that to happen, but TV rights may have their say, so won't even try to guess anything.

      5. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 19 days ago

        Liverpool playing for time until they get Salah and Mane back

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Clearly

        2. Firmino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          What a stupid comment.

          1. ToffeePot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 days ago

            cant they just play the kids? they have enough of em

        3. Ruth_NZ
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Nah, they are victims of a totally coincidental covid crises that will start to ease in early February is all. 😆

          1. Gandalf
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Am looking forward to triple captaining Salah for his 3 game GW

      6. DavidBadWillie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 19 days ago

        I’ve never had a problem with Liverpool but they are clearly cheating the rules here. This is the kind of behaviour I expect from Chelsea or Man U.

        1. Shattered Dreams
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          You can’t possibly know that. I mean the manager had COVID over the weekend so it stands to reason many of the player have.

          What’s your theory, that they are going to try and postpone all their games ‘til Salah & Mané are back?

        2. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Devil in disguise

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          "David ie Bad will" is saying that Liverpool is cheating, but Chelsea not when they tried to postpone their match and had very good team to play when it was denied?!?

      7. NorCal Villan
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Sorry for off-topic content. Several were discussing Wordle yesterday. Here is a New York Times article about the game and its creator

          https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/technology/wordle-word-game-creator.html

          NYT is paywalled, hopefully some will be able to access. Saw this and thought of you guys

        • SoulShakinTex
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Good evening! Which combination do you prefer going forward, until Salah gets back?
          A) Ronaldo/Maddison/Marcal (or up to 4,3 def)
          B) Dennis/DeBruyne/Laporte for -4
          C) Other triple idea fwd+mid+def at max 23,7m

          1. Hulk Smash
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            When we thought Liverpool were likely to double I had pencilled in DCL, Robertson and Raphinha which should fit your budget.

            1. SoulShakinTex
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 19 days ago

              Yup, it fits, thx, and not a bad idea. Only have Cancelo from City and would like to double up somehow after next game. Robbo would be great. Small question marks over DCLs fitness and form and Raphinas future, though?

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                DCL played 90 and should get decent rest, what's the problem?

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 19 days ago

                If you get Robbo, you have to ditch either him or Jota when Salah is back. Laporte could be an option, but in this situation I prefer having some decent rotating defenders who are also much needed bench cover.

        • Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          I looked at my team and have started to wonder if BB should still be in consideration. In normal sgw Trent and Jota would be C material. The one to sell and buy back would be Cancelo, but even he may haul vs Che now.
          Sanchez: dgw
          Cancelo: Che
          Trent: Bre
          Jota: Bre

        • FFFoxy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Anyone else had enough of this Firmino bloke being a Liverpool keyboard warrior all day. Give it a rest! I like Liverpool too but efff me

          1. ToffeePot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 19 days ago

            takes it all a bit personally alright

        • La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 19 days ago

          Peter Drury "Manchester united is the most consistent team, one win in August, one win in September, one win in October, one win in November, one win in December. its just like a menstrual cycle!! if they don't win in January know that they are pregnant"

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            And it doesn't matter who is on the wheel. Sacking Mourinho helped more than sacking OGS. Well, at least OGS lasted longer than anyone expected and can now say behind closed doors that getting Ronaldo got him sacked.

          2. Pilgrim62
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 19 days ago

            Nice!

        • Hazardous1983
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          what chip strategy to do with this

          sanchez (steele)
          trent livra cancelo (alonso james)
          son bowen jota gray (foden)
          dennis king antonio

          5.0m in bank 1ft, all chips left to use, used 1 free hit

        • Hazardous1983
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          who are the potential double games template then

          jota trent robbo son/kane spurs defender, dcl gray watford attackers?