Scout Notes

Gallagher on target as Butland impresses: FPL Double Gameweek 22 notes

In the opening match of Double Gameweek 22, Brighton and Hove Albion grabbed a late equaliser to earn a draw against Crystal Palace in a lively M23 derby.

Our Scout Notes article reflects on the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from the fixture.

GALLAGHER HITS 100 POINTS

Conor Gallagher’s (£6.1m) opener at the Amex on Friday means that he is the eighth FPL player to hit 100 points this season, following Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.4m), Joao Cancelo (£7.0m), Jarrod Bowen (£6.7m), Son Heung-min (£10.7m), Bernardo Silva (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£8.3m).

The Chelsea loanee has seen his ownership drop to 17.4% after missing successive matches against Norwich City and West Ham United, but now back in the starting XI, netted his seventh Premier League goal of the season against Brighton, with an instinctive strike against the run of play in the second-half.

“Conor Gallagher has got that energy and understands when to get in the box with that timing and he will continue to keep scoring goals for us.” – Patrick Vieira

However, Gallagher’s goal was Palace’s only shot in the box all night, as they once again failed to offer much threat in the final-third.

Crystal Palace’s xG shot map v Brighton and Hove Albion in Double Gameweek 22

Despite that, tonight’s 1-1 draw does at least end a run of three away matches without scoring, after failing to find the back of the net against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Leeds United.

Patrick Vieira, meanwhile, named six players aged 23 or younger in his starting XI, including Eberechi Eze (£5.9m) – making his first Premier League start of 2021/22 – and the talented Michael Olise (£5.4m), who has been directly involved in five goals as a substitute this season.

In truth, both players failed to make much of an impact, but will surely be handed further opportunities to impress in the coming weeks, with wingers Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m) and Jordan Ayew (£5.8m) both currently representing their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

BUTLAND IMPRESSES

Gallagher on target as Butland impresses: FPL Double Gameweek 22 notes 1

In his pre-match press conference, Patrick Vieira had said that Vicente Guaita (£4.6m) “wasn’t fit enough” to feature against Millwall in the FA Cup last week and would “hopefully” be back against Brighton.

However, the Spaniard only made the bench, with reserve keeper Jack Butland (£4.4m) impressing in his absence and saving a penalty, whilst also drawing plenty of praise from his manager after the full-time whistle.

“Jack Butland was the man of the match. I am delighted for him. He is working hard every single day. He needed a chance and he was at his best today and that allowed us to go home with the point.

He had been training all week. It was a good save in the first half, he came for crosses, he saved the penalty. He showed all his potential. He deserved it for the way he has been working and waiting. I am glad for him.” – Patrick Vieira

HARD TO BEAT BRIGHTON

Gallagher on target as Butland impresses: FPL Double Gameweek 22 notes 5

The Seagulls have lost just four games all season – only the top three have lost fewer – and were much the better side against Palace, but failed to keep a clean sheet despite limiting their opponents to just one shot in the box and 0.47 expected goals (xG).

With Chelsea up next, followed by an away trip to Leicester City and a blank, owners may be looking to move on their assets, though it is worth noting that from Gameweek 25 onwards, they embark on a kind run which includes back-to-back matches against Watford (a), Burnley (h), Aston Villa (h) and Newcastle United (a).

Surprisingly, despite two successive rests, Tariq Lamptey (£4.5m) started on the bench against Palace, with Joel Veltman (£4.2m) preferred at right-back. However, the youngster was heavily involved upon his introduction on 56 minutes, receiving 18 passes in the final third – only Jakub Moder (£4.5m) had more.

After tonight’s draw, Brighton are unbeaten in their last four matches, taking eight points in that time, as many as they managed in their previous 11 top-flight fixtures.


Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Veltman (Welbeck 73), Webster, Burn, Cucurella, Moder, Gross (March 73), Lallana (Lamptey 56), Mac Allister, Trossard, Maupay

Crystal Palace XI: Butland, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Hughes, Schlupp, Gallagher, Olise (Benteke 81), Eze (Milivojevic 66), Edouard (Mateta 66)


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  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 12 hours ago

    Bonkers GW!

  2. Test Eagles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    13 days, 12 hours ago

    Does Ronny play against Villa?

    1. lugs
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      as a Bruno capper i hope not

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        This

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      I would think so- Rangnick said he expected him to be OK

    3. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Probably not. Was never going to bring him in. Then Burnley's postponement and Arsenal's request. Without them my picks would have been Maddison and Kane/Dennis. Rangnick even said he's okay!

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Maguire transferred him out of his fpl team shortly before the deadline apparently...

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        I thought the Prem put a halt on that.
        And how could anyone know when he took him out?

        1. Firmino
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          Transfer history

        2. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Couldn't have known before the deadline but you can see in the transfer history now

      2. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        Probably just borrowed his shampoo and didn't put the top back on.

  3. POTATO
    • 1 Year
    13 days, 11 hours ago

    Anyone else who fielded Gallagher this week, will you be brave enough to bench him against Liverpool at home?

    1. Del Griffiths
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Easily. The way things are going he'll probably get on anyway.

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Why not? Liverpool not exactly keeping CS recently

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Never owned which is part of the reason my OR is so poor, but would play every week regardless of opposition.

  4. The Ilfordian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    13 days, 11 hours ago

    Hi there. Harry Maguire here. Messed up earlier after a couple of pre-match cinzano and cranberry juices and accidentally took me mate Ronnie out. Any idea if he’s due to start? Anyway, better go, guy’s turned up with a pizza

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Pre-match drinks only rational explanation for some of the performances he has put in of late

    2. RedRo
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        Can't be the real Harry Maguire. You've spelt Harry Maguire correctly.

        1. The Ilfordian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          Lol! Also, every knows Maguire’s not into cinzano, he prefers dubonnet

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      Cash or Digne?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        Digne is never the answer

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          A Villa defender is for the coming weeks though, would be typical for him to put in a blinder against Everton

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 11 hours ago

            Thought I was being clever getting Targett a couple of weeks ago...

            I'd give Digne a go.

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          What if the question is ‘which defender can reliably get you negative points every few games in FPL?’

      2. Lilac Breasted Roller
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        Wait until they play

    4. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 11 hours ago

      I have Robbo because I couldnt afford TAA in my FH, I dont mind he could be a difefrential! But will he even play?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Should do, although about half of the predicted fan line-ups on the Liverpool forum have Tsimikas. But really Robbo should be back now his suspension is over.

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          ty fingers crossed

          1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            Klopp said he took a knock if I remember correctly

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              Yep: Klopp: "Knocks last night (Robertson, VVD, Milner) but no real injuries. Medical department last night it would be fine. Same squad available for Sunday."

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      @teamnewsandtix
      Sorry for the late one

      Arsenal are expecting there application to be rejected and the match to go ahead.

      They feel the media pressure hasnt helped and the FA will buckle.

      Obviously this isnt 100% as no one knows what the panel will decide but Arsenal are expecting to play

      I just want to make it extra clear I'm not saying the game definitely goes ahead as the panel havent even met yet.

      But it's the feeling at AFC

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        This was my gut feeling. Wish I’d kept captaincy on Kane

        1. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          I have captained Kane about 3 times recently, its been horrendous. An in form Kane vs Leicester and Arsenal is his dream double, but yea

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            True enough. Without Salah, it’s difficult to know who to rely on. Probably find something random like Tierney is top gw scorer

            1. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              yea thats why I went Jorginho cap xD

        2. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Yeah super annoying we had the deadline tonight for this random game when we probably will know tomorrow late morning…

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        If that doesnt go ahead then Spurs will still be 3 games owed, and complicate things further. I suspect it will unless a very strong reason not to

        1. Thewoodyhorse
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Current player, out on loan but on the books, said its very likely to go ahead. Through his agent, who is an absolute Trojan horse, so who knows

          Embrace the chaos

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        I don't really know if this makes sense. If they're at least 2 players short and the PL have called off games for less then for their sake I don't think it's fair when so many others have had games called off for the same reasons. I'm not saying I agree with it but the PL have set a precedent multiple times here so unless they're going to change the rules which they're going by for these decisions then I imagine it won't go ahead.

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Seems like you’ve got Sky $$$ lobbying hard for the NLD not to be cancelled

          https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/gary-neville-arsenal-tottenham-premier-league-postponement-2022-b976853.html
          “Gary Neville calls for Premier League to reject Arsenal’s postponement request ahead of Tottenham clash”

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            Ah that does make sense, I always tend to forget the pulling power of the big TV corporations and how much money there is in these deals. Well I guess there's no point in worrying about it now anyway, I guess we'll find out either early in the morning or the late afternoon

            1. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah, we’ll see. Can’t remember how many other ‘big TV’ games have been cancelled but the NLD is likely Sky Sport’s biggest fixture this month.

      4. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        If it’s rejected it just shows lack of integrity by the PL and inconsistency with the precedent they’ve already set

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Following the C. Ash integrity guidelines

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            And the M. Oney terms and conditions

    6. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      Do you see the NLD being played? The PL might reject the request for postponement

    7. Manani
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      anyone else got hacked here?
      my account got hacked (and deleted) and this is the only fantasy related website I have an account of

      1. Catenaccio FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        You use the same password?

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        yes this guy (scroll down) https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2022/01/14/brighton-v-palace-team-news-olise-eze-start-lamptey-benched/?hc_page=2&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_24624715

        if u read further at least one other person said their high ranked friend also got hacked. His password was the same as the one he uses here

        1. Manani
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          yeah this might be it then. shouldnt have re-used password (or just dont get top 10k lol)

      3. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Oh man, so sorry to hear that. According to Ragabolly so many accounts got hacked this week because the top 10k and elite 1000 average hits is extremely high. I really have no idea what motivates the losers that do this. No benefit for them and hugely damaging for the hacked account given the amount of time and effort we all put in. Hope you can get your account reinstated mate.

        1. Manani
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          yeah this season is a write off, only hope I can get my account back as I have 10years history on that.

      4. 100K Short
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Looking at live epl top 10k show -13 points for transfers. That likely means 100s of top 10 k teams hacked. Epl ivory tower has to fix their security.

        1. Manani
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          there's a lot Cox transfer after deadline as well. Hopefully this is enough for them to wake up to their security issue at least

        2. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          not hundreds of teams, but thousands of hits on maybe around 20 teams, dragging the average very low.
          If you look at transfer history for a hacked team it makes hudnreds of transfers a minute (look at the times). So its a bot they are using

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            There’s no need to have unlimited transfers, it’s a quick fix to have a maximum of 6 unless on free hit or similar, and don’t allow teams to be deleted mid season. Job done

            1. Manani
              • 10 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              just something like a email confirmation to delete the team would have been already good.

              my team is apparently deleted by hackers, and I have 0 email from FPL tower about it. I didnt know it till my friend told me about it, all I can see from my end is the 'incorrect email and password' error

              1. have you seen cyan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                13 days, 10 hours ago

                The first thing they would do is change the password and then associated email, then activate the bot. So you wouldnt get an email at all, unless they incorrectly entered ur password. FPL doesnt email you for logging in from a strange device or location like google or something does.

                IDK how they delete a team exactly, but they are probably using the report abusive name feature, and using it to delete teams.

              2. Hits from the Bong
                • 3 Years
                13 days, 10 hours ago

                Why allow for it at all, they could have access to email too as many use same passwords. Or allow deletion pending the end of the season, which gives a safety net to undo it

            2. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              2FA job done

          2. 100K Short
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            My brother suddahaddam (Les Caldwell) got hacked at Christmas. 150 transfers in 2 minutes. Epl has to limit transfers unless on wildcard or free hit.

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              but many of us make the transfers and then play the chip late.

              1. Hits from the Bong
                • 3 Years
                13 days, 10 hours ago

                You wouldn't if you couldn't. If you need to make more than the limit, just activate the chip first innit?

                1. POTATO
                  • 1 Year
                  13 days, 9 hours ago

                  If I want to change my whole team it's my choice. Maybe I don't care about OR, maybe I'm targeting winning an upcoming Manager of the Month or am chasing most valuable team. There's more than one reason and way to play.

                  1. Hits from the Bong
                    • 3 Years
                    13 days, 9 hours ago

                    And if they want to impose a limit that's their choice. Maybe they don't, but I think they should. The rules will be the same for everyone, so you won't be penalised in your dreams of winning manager of the month

                    1. POTATO
                      • 1 Year
                      13 days, 9 hours ago

                      There's no indication a limit is being considered.

                      1. Hits from the Bong
                        • 3 Years
                        13 days, 9 hours ago

                        Correct

    8. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      Anyone know what's up with Guaita?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 9 hours ago

        He plays for Palace

    9. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      City v Chelsea score predictions?

      1. Thewoodyhorse
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        0-0

        1. KANTEnders
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          This

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        0-1 (Jorginho)

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Mount assist?

          1. have you seen cyan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            Mount will play a pivtoal role, in the celebration, it will be a double act

            1. tokara
              • 7 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              Sick

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        2-1

      4. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        1-1

      5. No Kane No Gain
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 9 hours ago

        3-0

      6. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 7 hours ago

        4-0

    10. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      How many are Arsenal claiming are missing? And who?

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        And why?

        1. FCSB
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          To understand whether it will be postponed or not

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            No, "why" are they missing?

            1. FCSB
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              My bad, yeah be good to know the number related to covid

        2. POTATO
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          and how?

    11. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      When man utd have a few covid cases = instant game off no questions asked

      When arsenal are missing half their squad = you must play

      Seems like the premier league's attitude

      1. tokara
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        U need to read what u just wrote

        Few covid cases vs 1 covid case

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        None of Man Utd’s Sky fixtures in Nov/Dec were cancelled
        That’s my working theory as to how much the Premier League care (and why Arsenal will play) 😀

    12. Ragabolly
      • 12 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      Risers: Kane (12.3) Lucas Moura (6.6)

      Fallers: Salah (12.7) Mané (11.7) Mahrez (8.6) Mendy (6.1) Smith Rowe (5.9) Meslier (4.8) Richardson (4.4)

      1. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks RB

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers Ragabolly.

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers mate

      4. POTATO
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks Ragabolly. 0 - 0

      5. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Don’t know why I’ve still got Salah, my team value just getting destroyed!

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Why bother with team value, Salah for life

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            Suspect Ronaldo (c) will match Salah for points anyway this week!

            1. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 10 hours ago

              Nope, probably a penalty miss and a sending off will give him -5

        2. POTATO
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          I've got Son who will most likely become Salah when he returns. As long as they keep parallel price drops it makes little difference to me and it frees up a transfer elsewhere.

    13. Captain Blanks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      Anyone got link to mods & cons league?

    14. HurriKane
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 10 hours ago

      I think Arsenal can field 13 outfield players. Has there been a match this season postponed with only 1 covid case?

      Ramsdale
      --- Gabriel Holding Mari---
      Tavares White Lokonga Tierney
      Martinelli Lacazette Nketiah

      Bench: Leno Patino Chambers Azeez (+One of Tomiyasu/ESR/Saka to recover from a knock)

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        How does anyone know they only have 1 COVID case?

        1. HurriKane
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Latest test revealed only Odegaard to be positive for covid

    15. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 9 hours ago

      Cristiano Ronaldo training ground reveal gives Man United huge worry for Aston Villa clash

      http://www.birminghammail.co.uk

      Manchester United have been left sweating over the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo after he reportedly left training early ahead of the clash against Aston Villa.

      Ralf Rangnick’s men have been stepping up their preparations for Saturday’s trip to Villa Park - having knocked Steven Gerrard's men out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford last weekend.

      Scott McTominay’s first-half header was enough to separate the two teams in an enthralling encounter in which Villa will have felt hard done by to lose.

      Ronaldo missed that game with a slight injury but looked set to return for this weekend’s encounter.

      However, as reported by The Sun , the Portuguese could now be a doubt for the game after leaving training early on Thursday with a thigh injury.

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      The report says that the injury is a "separate problem" from the one that kept out of the FA Cup tie and that it was "picked up in training".

      It is said that Ronaldo was assessed by United’s medical team before heading home and using his own private oxygen chamber which aids recovery from injury.

      The 36-year-old is reported to be "desperate" to be deemed fit enough to play against Villa in order to help his teammates reignite their season.

      READ MORE: Aston Villa set for Arsenal battle over Rangers transfer

      READ MORE: Aston Villa 'contact' PSG for transfer as Yves Bissouma prediction made

      The Red Devils’ last league outing saw them lose 1-0 against Wolves at Old Trafford, a game in which they had just nine shots compared to the 19 of their opponents.

      Speaking ahead of the game, and before the latest problem emerged, Ronaldo offered an injury update concerning the problem that saw him sit out last weekend’s meeting.

      “I’m good. I just have a little touch, but it’s just part of my work - you have to feel pain sometimes,” he said. “It’s nothing big. I hope to be good soon,” “I’m hopeful [I’ll be ready for Villa]. I will try to train as normal before, and let’s see how the body reacts. Fingers crossed, I’m confident.

      “I know my body 100%. Experience gives you better opportunities to understand your mind and body. I’m a different player now, but my ambition is still the same - I want to help the team.”

      READ MORE: Aston Villa player receives 'offer' as key decision looms

      READ MORE: Aston Villa 'agree personal terms' for Sheffield United transfer

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 9 hours ago

        Maguire knew

      2. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 9 hours ago

        Yeah doesn't sound like he is playing from the sounds of that

        1. NorCal Villan
            13 days, 8 hours ago

            He’s runnin’ scared 😎

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 8 hours ago

          Old news

        3. Ian & Zen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Ronaldo News Irrelevant now as passed deadline, so why post?
          Just making our community feel bad with speculation if they have captained Ronaldo.
          Let’s be positive and just wait until match day & team selection

      3. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 9 hours ago

        My cup opponent played FH. This aint fair

        1. 272MK
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          Lloris vs De Gea

          Reguilon Rudiger Alonso vs Emerson Cancelo Alonso (C)

          Jota Jorginho Fernandes vs Bowen Foden Gray

          Maddison(C) vs Foden

          1. 272MK
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            *Maddison (C) vs Antonio

          2. No Kane No Gain
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 8 hours ago

            Alonso (C) is serious balls

            1. Gunneryank
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                It really is. AC/DC would say they have the biggest balls of all.

          3. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Was this meant to be a private email to someone?

            1. Hits from the Bong
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              Ha you're definitely my favourite poster here. My team is template as hell, how come I've never been knighted?

              1. The Knights Template
                • 8 Years
                13 days, 9 hours ago

                You shall henceforth be known as the Green Knight, Arise!

              2. Gunneryank
                  13 days, 8 hours ago

                  Same! My fpl experience wouldn't be the same without the Knight.

            2. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              Your cup opponent probably doesn't give a rats about the cup and is playing a FH because of the DGW.

          4. jonnybhoy
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Who scores more this GW

            A) Kane, Laporte, Tierney, Maddison
            B) Watkins, Gray, Bruno, Rudiger

            1. POTATO
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              B unless A or tie

            2. No Kane No Gain
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              Kane V Bruno basically

          5. Gunneryank
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              I couldn't bring myself to start Gallagher, so I have an Arsenal defender starting instead. After already taking a hit, I was considering another for Livramento to Cucurella, but Brighton's upcoming blank turned me off, and after today's result, that's worked out ok. (I have Sanchez too).

              But Gallagher is laughing at me from the bench. Maybe Arsenal don't play?They will now surely. But I guess i can't be too mad after Bowen(c) last GW.

              1. No Kane No Gain
                • 3 Years
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                “Couldn’t bring myself to start Gallagher”. What did he do that was bad. I’d have played him for Friday night entertainment alone lol

                I guess you have a slight chance arsenal don’t play and maybe someone in your lineup gets Covid and doesn’t play.

                1. Gunneryank
                    13 days, 8 hours ago

                    He didn't do anything bad, he was just on the road vs Brighton. I like the rest of my team, and White (my Arsenal D) seemed like the weak spot admittedly, but this morning the swell of sentiment seemed to lean toward Arsenal's request being granted.

                    1. NorCal Villan
                        13 days, 8 hours ago

                        Gunner, are you in Colorado?

                        1. Gunneryank
                            13 days, 8 hours ago

                            Aye, proudly a Colorado native. How could you tell lol?

                            1. Dthinger
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              13 days, 8 hours ago

                              I, too, am in Colorado.

                              1. Gunneryank
                                  13 days, 8 hours ago

                                  Nice! We have the luxury of living in the most beautiful state in the union!

                                  1. bso
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    13 days, 8 hours ago

                                    After my beautiful California mate (smile).

                                  2. Yank Revolution
                                    • 10 Years
                                    13 days, 7 hours ago

                                    Also in Colorado! Sorry, I hate the Broncos tho...

                                    1. NorCal Villan
                                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                                        Love CO! Good friend in Boulder/Nederland. Typically come out every few years for something at Red Rocks but that is in normal times. Love me some CO beers. I’m in Chico, CA

                      • Francescoli
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        13 days, 8 hours ago

                        Which teams are expected to double in GW23?

                        1. No Kane No Gain
                          • 3 Years
                          13 days, 8 hours ago

                          Watford spurs Everton Leicester Man United Burnley Newcastle Leeds Liverpool Brighton

                          It’s a minefield to predict which fixtures go ahead though!

                          1. Francescoli
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            13 days, 8 hours ago

                            I read somewhere Vila had at least a double but possibly a triple?

                            1. No Kane No Gain
                              • 3 Years
                              13 days, 8 hours ago

                              Sorry add Villa to my list. I’m sure there’s another I missed, but they are the major ones at least. Arsenal as well have a possibility

                      • Jafooli
                        • 9 Years
                        13 days, 8 hours ago

                        This reported hacking saga is a significant challenge to the integrity of FPL, and potentially FPL related sites that require member login etc.

                        Would welcome (actually request) a statement from FSS on this matter. Leaving the request open so FFS management can choose what aspects of the issue they believe require addressing.

                        1. have you seen cyan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          yes, exactly this

                          1. Jafooli
                            • 9 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Click on the recently (about a year now I think) blue Privacy tab to see the number of 'associations' the site has. Quite alarming.

                            I have to reject/object to all about once a month as they mysteriously keep re-setting.

                            I'm currently digging alot deeper on this issue

                            1. have you seen cyan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              :l

                              1. Jafooli
                                • 9 Years
                                13 days, 7 hours ago

                                Also note how visibility of moderators (past & present) seems to have reduced significantly.

                                Do they know something we don't?

                      • have you seen cyan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        Serious question, and I hope I dont get in trouble for asking, but has FFS had a data breach? Seems that too many people associated with this site have had fpl accounts hacked either this season or last. There has to be a recurring theme outside of the fpl site, and maybe this is it.

                        I think its advisable to change passwords and have a different password here to fpl.
                        To mention also; gravatar had a data breach, but that was back in 2016 and didnt include passwords afaik

                        1. Jafooli
                          • 9 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          See above - I believe a statement on this subject is long overdue.

                          Normally these posts get deleted, as they seem to ruffle some feathers within FFS management, sigh

                          1. have you seen cyan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            In addition, have you seen how problematic ffs has been this season, open controls bs, it crashing a lot, and other weird things. Looks like its being attacked to me, even today it was going down briefly around 30 mins before deadline.

                            1. Jafooli
                              • 9 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              That's a very good point. Security of the site could well be compromised. Hence the need for a statement.

                              Mind you, their gambling/betting associations might not be so keen 😮

                              1. have you seen cyan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                13 days, 7 hours ago

                                i have 50 bucks im willing to lose

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • 9 Years
                                  13 days, 7 hours ago

                                  😀

                      • Jafooli
                        • 9 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        And on the Maguire/Ronaldo FPL transfer saga, have been saying for years, PL player involvement is a massive conflict of interest.

                        If it's allowed to continue, I would not be surprised to see headline news one day about something realted to a FPL/PL player relationship.

                        Cite betting/gambling regulations as an example.

                        1. NABIL - FPL otai
                          • 9 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210882/Football-legend-Matthew-Le-Tissier-admits-10-000-Premier-League-betting-scam.html

                          Remember this? Players getting involved in gambling)betting scam is pathetic but really, they can just get away with it

                          1. Jafooli
                            • 9 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Exactly what I'm eluding to and have been for seasons.

                            Players earn so much money, some completely lose sight of reality, which results in crazy behaviour.

                            We should not be surprised if a player one day 'throws' a match in order to win an FPL H2H with a mate.

                            All it needs is a side bet on their H2H for 100k and it could happen. Or even just for the 'giggles'

                        2. The Units
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          Allow them to play but not allowed players from their own team.

                          1. Jafooli
                            • 9 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Potential to still influence the outcome of a game - see above - get a player in the opposition sent off, to win a H2H/side bet etc

                            And anyway, it's not an equal playing field for them.

                            They shouldn't be permitted to play, period

                            1. The Units
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              I must be under estimating footballers stupidity!

                              1. Jafooli
                                • 9 Years
                                13 days, 7 hours ago

                                Not just players, but people.

                                John Terry once said he bet because he was bored and wanted ways to create excitement in his life.

                                I think he did some other things to alleviate that boredom, if I remember correctly 😉

                        3. have you seen cyan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          TAA said once in an interview that they can only have 2 players from their own team i think, its an old interview (you can have urself). I have seen other player interviews contradicting that though and saying they had 3

                          1. Jafooli
                            • 9 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            They shouldn't be discussing it, sadly they shouldn't be participating, cause it will one day lead to a significant incident.

                            That's football/people for yah

                        4. BIGREDDOG
                          • 4 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          Good point

                      • Jafooli
                        • 9 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        The past couple of FPL seasons have been hilarious

                        1. Jafooli
                          • 9 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          ..hilariously shambolic.

                          Despite record participants (partly due to player multi-accounts chasing weekly prizes, squad value etc), I think FPL in its current format might be close to running its course.

                          Site hacking is so often the start of the end

                          1. have you seen cyan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            no one is hacking the fpl website if they have the password to your account, but how do they delete teams? Correct me if im wrong but I didnt think there was a way to delete teams. And they are certainly using a script for transfers, so maybe they are hacking it.

                            Someone can answer that

                            1. Ragabolly
                              • 12 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              You can delete your team from here https://users.premierleague.com/accounts/manage/

                              I think you can also restore it within some time window (15-30 days?) after deletion.

                              1. have you seen cyan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                13 days, 7 hours ago

                                oh wow, never knew that existed. FPL isnt hacked then imo

                          2. Holmes
                            • 8 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            as long as you are not bragging about ranks and calling yourself a genius, it should be fine...

                            1. Jafooli
                              • 9 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              Who ya cappo this GW Sherlock?

                              1. Holmes
                                • 8 Years
                                13 days, 7 hours ago

                                De Gea 😆

                                Not sure what I'm thinking but I have captained likes of Reguilion and Cancelo in last 7 weeks or so 😀

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • 9 Years
                                  13 days, 7 hours ago

                                  😮 😛

                            2. Flair
                              • 1 Year
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              That doesn't really matter. It's more, if your password isn't the same as the one you use to log into FFS/FFH you'll be fine...

                              1. Holmes
                                • 8 Years
                                13 days, 6 hours ago

                                no room for seriousness in DZ 😉

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • 9 Years
                                  13 days, 6 hours ago

                                  Yeah boo to seriousness....

                      • CAVEAT KING
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        Boris Johnson has asked parliament if they can postpone the next cabinet meeting due to Covid.
                        The Speaker in the house reluctantly said yes due to Covid, partying and incompetence leaving them without sufficient wine tasters..

                      • Jafooli
                        • 9 Years
                        13 days, 7 hours ago

                        Current rank 490k 😎

                        #FPLGenius

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          Hackers List :

                          Jafooli

                          1. Holmes
                            • 8 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            stikethrough didnt work, sigh...

                            1. Jafooli
                              • 9 Years
                              13 days, 7 hours ago

                              😛

                        2. Gunneryank
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Instant callback...nice. It's narratively satisfying.

                          • Little Red Lacazette
                            • 5 Years
                            13 days, 7 hours ago

                            Wait till you get hacked...1M 🙂

                          • NABIL - FPL otai
                            • 9 Years
                            13 days, 6 hours ago

                            You see, that's why I am avoiding top 10k at the moment..

                        3. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 5 Years
                          13 days, 7 hours ago

                          Gallagher first on bench. Can't get things right this season.

                        4. Disturbed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          13 days, 6 hours ago

                          Only Lloris in the NLD. Hope it gets canned.

                          1. NABIL - FPL otai
                            • 9 Years
                            13 days, 6 hours ago

                            Unfortunately money talks. Game will go ahead and Ramsdale will do a Butland to piss off his sellers. Kane's the one missing the PK, of course. Just how FPL works.

                        5. NABIL - FPL otai
                          • 9 Years
                          13 days, 6 hours ago

                          Damn, nearly bought Butland for Ramsdale (blank) in GW20 when I read everywhere that my other keeper, Guaita, was out with covid. In the end, I decided to become a sheep and bought DDG (BUR) instead, only for DDG to concede a goal and left Guaita's CS on bench. Of only I was brave enough to go Palace keeper combo.

                          Well, captain hindsight and everything.