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Ronaldo’s injury and how Villa’s debutants fared: FPL Gameweek 22 recap

Our Scoreboard series rounds up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Saturday’s Double Gameweek 22 fixtures.

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

GOALS, ASSISTS, BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

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Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on Manchester United’s draw with Aston Villa on Saturday evening with the same hip issue that kept him out of Monday’s FA Cup tie.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford were also unavailable because of illness and a dead leg respectively, while Harry MaguirePhil Jones and Jadon Sancho were only among the substitutes after their own recoveries from injury.

“With Cristiano, it’s unfortunately still the same problem with his hip flexor. He couldn’t train yesterday, and I had a conversation with him. After training, we decided that it doesn’t make sense if he’s not feeling fully fit to take the trip here. It makes sense to have treatment at home and then hopefully be available again for the game on Wednesday at Brentford.

“Aaron (Wan-Bissaka) unfortunately is ill, that’s the reason why he couldn’t travel with us.

“Harry (Maguire) was out for two weeksI’m happy to have him back in the squad again but I decided to stay with the two central defenders that played on Monday. With all the games coming up in the next couple of days, it’s most likely that he will play again then.

“Marcus (Rashford) conceded a dead leg two days ago in training. At first, it didn’t seem to be that bad, but overnight it got worse and he couldn’t train yesterday.” – Ralf Rangnick

Ezri Konsa was substituted at half-time of the evening kick-off, meanwhile.

Pep Guardiola delivered the ominous news that Manchester City had some fresh cases of coronavirus in his pre-match press conference but the damage appeared minimal when looking at today’s teamsheet.

Nathan Ake and Cole Palmer were the two players to miss out (the City website repeating the line that they were “short of full fitness”), while Oleksandr Zinchenko picked up an injury and was also unavailable.

Ederson, John Stones, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling were all back after their own purported spells in isolation.

Ruben Neves, Allan and Kenny McLean also missed out because of “illness” at their respective clubs on Saturday.

Marcal‘s absence from Wolves’ win over Southampton was injury-related (no other details have been forthcoming), meanwhile.

Dean Smith confirmed that Brandon Williams was merely suffering from cramp when being substituted in Norwich’s win over Everton, while he also downplayed the severity of Max Aarons‘ knock – but did say that Tim Krul‘s shoulder injury was a worry.

GAMEWEEK 22 TAKEAWAYS


TITLE RACE OVER?

Manchester City’s win over Chelsea took them 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Liverpool can narrow that gap to eight points by winning both of their games in hand but it’s perhaps worth half a thought about what impact a premature end of the title race could have on FPL in the longer term.

Gameweek 36 has been widely touted as being a big ‘double’ in FPL but how much will be left to play for by that point is another question. City, for instance, could very easily have the title sewn up by then, as happened last season when Pep Guardiola ran wild with the changes with the Premier League crown in the bag and cups to play for elsewhere.

Planning that far ahead in this helter-skelter season requires Nostradamus-like powers, of course, so the message is perhaps more: “Enjoy City assets while you can”.

They’ve got some tantalising fixtures coming up in the next five Gameweeks especially, with Kevin De Bruyne back on the radar after his fifth attacking return in six appearances.

He’s started every single game in that time, with Ilkay Gundogan typically the fall guy to accommodate him, and he’s looking back to his best after an early-season dip in levels: from Gameweeks 17-22, he’s clocked up eight more shots and eight more chances created than any of his teammates.

“He’s missed a little bit of confidence this season, he was struggling a little bit, but he knows what he can do. He’s incredibly loved by all of us for that fact.” – Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne

DIGNE AND COUTINHO DEBUTS

Philippe Coutinho stole the headlines with a goalscoring appearance off the bench but Lucas Digne also caught the eye on his Villa bow.

Immediately installed at left-back, Digne served up a, well, Digne-esque zero-pointer, thanks to his concession of two goals and a yellow card.

But he was very advanced up the Villa left flank, registering 25 final-third touches (the second-most of Villa players), two shots in the box and two chances created, and was also involved at set-piece situations.

There were promising performances all over the park from Steven Gerrard’s side, with Emiliano Buendia impressive and excellent budget midfielder Jacob Ramsey picking up his second and third attacking returns in four appearances.

Should Villa’s mooted Double Gameweek 23 materialise (that’s still pure speculation at this stage), they’ll have plenty of takers based on some promising displays under Gerrard in some tricky-looking fixtures.

It’s difficult to gauge Coutinho’s levels after a mere 22-minute cameo (remember Leon Bailey?) but Gerrard’s system involves two number 10 roles, rather than out and out wingers, and seems a good fit for the on-loan Brazilian.

It was noticeable just how central he was after his introduction against United, popping up in the six-yard box for a dramatic equaliser and generally being prominent in and around the Red Devils’ area.

Scout Notes 25

BRUNO BACK?

Owners and captainers of Bruno Fernandes had a dream evening, with the Portugal international scoring twice – both goals owing much to individual Villa errors.

There’s still a long way to go before we welcome him back into the premium FPL asset conversation in earnest.

Stationed in a centre-left midfield role in a 4-3-3/4-1-4-1 hybrid set-up, his two goals came from his only efforts of the match, with his second strike his only real meaningful touch in the Villa area.

Managers who already own Fernandes will care not a jot and be laughing all the way up the overall ranks; for the rest of us, the last couple of games in cup and league have been better from the one-time ‘essential’ FPL midfielder but he has plenty of work to do to recapture those 2020/21 levels – particularly with the loss of the monopoly on penalty-taking duties.

THE BEST OF THE REST

While much of the Fantasy focus was on Watford’s blanking strikers and Magpies debutant Chris Wood at St James’ Park, Allan Saint-Maximin moved third in the FPL forwards’ points list with a second successive nine-point return. The fact that he’s in a podium place is more an indictment of the underwhelming competition this season: he had blanked in 11 of his previous 12 appearances before scoring against Manchester United in Gameweek 19.

But nine attacking returns at the halfway(ish) stage of 2021/22 is decent, while he is doing his best to banish an injury-prone reputation as he has yet to miss a single one of Newcastle’s league matches this season.

Emmanuel Dennis, meanwhile, didn’t have too many sights of goal but ought to have had an assist to his name when Moussa Sissoko wasted a sitter he set up. It was goalscorer Joao Pedro, and not Dennis or Joshua King, who ended up playing through the middle on Tyneside in the second half, and it was he who bagged the equaliser, building on some impressive displays in recent weeks.

It took a peach of a James Ward-Prowse free-kick to breach Wolves’ mean defence but there was still joy to be had for Jose Sa, Conor Coady and Rayan Ait-Nouri, who produced returns thanks to their work either between the posts or at the other end of the pitch. Sa is now FPL’s leading goalkeeper for points, while Coady is joint-seventh among defenders. The promising budget asset Ait-Nouri, meanwhile, is now averaging 5.2 points per match this season, which is better than what the likes of Andrew Robertson, Ruben Dias and Antonio Rudiger are managing.

Ward-Prowse, meanwhile, is on a hot streak, with four goals and two assists in five starts. He’s massively overachieving (his expected goal involvement is 1.79 in that period, almost half of which comes from a penalty) but with a dead eye like his from set-piece situations, perhaps Opta need to come up with a metric just for him.

Rafael Benitez is reportedly on the brink of the sack after Everton’s dismal 2-1 defeat at Norwich. Owners of the Toffees’ players in FPL will be clinging on to the vague hope that whoever replaces the former Liverpool boss can enjoy some sort of new manager bounce as the fixtures are still very decent for Demarai Gray and co over the next four Gameweeks, even if the form is wanting.

Everton’s plight is made all the worse when we consider that Norwich had lost their last six matches by a combined 16-0 scoreline. Few FPL bosses will be interested in the Canaries despite Saturday’s success but Adam Idah is a name to monitor for budget bench fodder duties, building on a promising display against West Ham last week with a goalscoring performance against Everton, with Dean Smith’s recent switch to a 4-4-2 increasing his first-team chances.


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1,008 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DF
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Ward prowse, Gallagher and Ramsey all on my bench. Never managed to bench goals from all 3 subs before. Love a first!

    1. Union_Jacks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      What are you doing with a team with all 3 of those players in while playing a formation of 2 in midfield is the real question.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      That's really tough , then again I have a fat 0 in points on my bench and on BB Coufal left 😆 Bruno Cpt haul allows me laugh about it

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Any chance Ronaldo misses out mid week?

    Got Gallagher sitting awaiting!

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Sadly for you mate. I think it's likely he'll play.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        The Gray vs Gallagher 50/50 flip did not go well!

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Gray had Norwich so its was the right call at the time.

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Me too and I'm thinking the same. I think Ron has to go if we have so little faith in his ability to outscore Gallagher

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      My other brilliant 50/50 was Antonio > Ronaldo & Cap or Gray > Bruno & Cap & you guessed the Gray vs Norwich won 🙁 :mrgreen:

      1. DNML
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Now watch Antonio’s hattrick 😉

  3. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Even Ignoring the likelihood of more postponements, I'm finding it very hard to try and forward plan. There are so many fixtures to be rearranged that I'm finding myself reluctant to think of moving on some players, while simultaneously making bigger arguments for bringing other players in even though we don't know for sure when these will happen.

    Finding a place for players is an issue too. My current midfield is Bowen, Foden, Salah, Maddison, Allan. Bowen is in top form and has a good fixture run, Salah is Salah, Foden can explode in any match and is in the best team in the division. Maddison is in decent form and has heaps of good fixtures to be rearranged, but his immediate fixtures aren't great. Moving Allan on is an easy decision, but to who? Arsenal have a very nice run of fixtures and at least 3 mids worth considering, but also will have an upcoming blank. Villa have an excellent run including a possible double next week but it's hard to know who to go for. Everton have lots of fixtures to be rearranged and good fixtures already and likely will be under a new manager, but they're in awful form. I can afford Maddison to KDB (nearly did it this week instead but didn't) and again he's at the bear team in the league, but no doubles.

    Forwards generally being very poor this season is exacerbating the issue obviously because going for, say, Lacazette over Saka or Edouard over Gallagher could be disastrous over a few weeks. Taking hits to try to take advantage of doubles could become a risky game with so many on the horizon.

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 11 days ago

      *best team, not bear

    2. Junglist95
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Long read...

        Allan to Ramsey easy

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          This

      • The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Finding a place for players is very much a midfield issue at the moment, so I second moving Allan on. Everton can be ignored for now imo. Hoping to jump on triple Arsenal in 26/28. While City mids are great for 23-5, I think I'm stripping down to just Cancelo after that in anticipation of mass rotation as they cruise to the title. Villa is a little tricky though; glad to have Watkins & Cash already but not sure about Coutinho/Buendia

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        I have noticed with DGWs captains matter the most and quantity not so much.
        Bowen and Bruno captains probably represent 50% of the total GW score.
        Also replacing good SGW players with ordinary DGW players is not the right approach looking at how Cancelo and KDB played.
        I usually try and operate with the talismans of the teams.

      • Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        I like this midfield: Salah(Jota) Foden Coutinho Maddison Bowen. I think I'll leave that there for a while

        My current target is CR7 Dennis Broja for the frontline, with Broja usually the first sub

        This at the back: Sa with TAA Cancelo Ait-Nouri nailed, then Coufal, Royal/Digne and Forster as backup

        Fringe players (Broja, Coufal, Digne, Forster) come in for their DGWs or my nailed starters' worst games (Liverpool, City, Wolves) while also serving as cover for BGWs

        There'll be a minor shakeup for two Chelsea assets by GW28, probably

        For the many minor DGWs incoming, my plan is to ignore most and go for only those with form and fixtures who I can keep for a while, while capping my nailed starters for their doubles

        In summary: I'm building a strong team and then letting doubles come when they want

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      #LFC v Brentford

      Alisson, Trent Matip Van Dijk Robertson, Fabinho Henderson Ox, Jota Firmino Jones

      1. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        No Salah 😮

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          On the bench mate!

        2. CRO KLOPP
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          It's Mo Salah

        3. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 11 days ago

          I'm in the mud

      2. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Happy to see Matip getting some action in about an hour 😎

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      omg scenes 🙂

    5. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      ⚽ Team News 📰
      Liverpool : Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Firmino
      Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Gomez, Minamino, Tsimikas, Gordon, Williams, Morton

      Brentford : Fernandez, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Roerslev, Janelt, Norgaard, Baptiste, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney
      Subs: Lossl, Canos, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Bidstrup, Sorensen, Stevens

      West Ham : Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Rice, Lanzini, Fornals, Vlasic, Bowen, Antonio.
      Subs: Areola, Yarmolenko, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Alese, Perkins, Oko-Flex.

      Leeds : Meslier, Ayling, Firpo, Koch, Struijk, Klich, Forshaw, Harrison, Dallas, Raphinha, James.
      Subs: Klaesson, Rodrigo, Bate, Hjelde, McKinstry, Jenkins, Moore, Kenneh, Gray.

      1. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Bidstrup & Ghoddos benched 😮

      2. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Johnson bench again

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Cresswell back so Johnson no more.

      3. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers Simmy….

      4. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Johnson finished then

      5. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Branford no show

        1. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Bamford even

      6. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Okay-Flex wagon incoming….

      7. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        With Soucek out Lanzini playing in the deep role alongside Rice.

        A creative front 4, hopefully goals galore for West Ham today.

      8. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Dawson and Antonio play. No Ramsey 13 pointer for me…

        1. beric
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Same. Unless ronaldo doesn't feature

        2. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 11 days ago

          *12

      9. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Arsenal could take a look at the Leeds bench!

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, same could be said for a lot of teams abusing the rule.

          1. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            But mainly Arsenal

    6. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Antonio starts

    7. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Usual suspects all start

    8. Junglist95
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Ugh no Gallagher points. Antonio starts

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Cancelo here

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Antonio to Ronaldo last minute -4 fiasco

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            exact move for me shouldn’t trust last minute injury news and just play or won game

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              ur own game)

        3. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Ramsey here

        4. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          They can score more points. Be optimistic.

      • 2EyedTurk
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        FH, 6 players inc captain 12pts, Ramseybthird on bench 12pts, and KDB and Cancelo dropped for the week. Lovely!

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          oh dear - that's painful.

      • No Need
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Antoni-yes

      • Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Dawson, Bowen, Antonio, Trent and Jota let’s go!

      • Reinhold
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        People feeling bad about not having / going for Bruno, try not to. As a United fan, I can say it was a bad decision that turned out well. He's been in really bad form, not even sure of a starting spot, the team in disarray. And he scored two goals from two shots, both from huge mistakes by the opponent. All facilitated by the fact Ronaldo missed out. Move on.

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Agree, he was not supposed to start or do well had Cr7 started

        2. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          All the more kudos to those that gambled then. Fair play.

        3. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Scored two goals from xG of 0.2 yesterday and was averaging 0.1 xG per game before then

        4. No Need
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Probably a better decision than capping an injury doubt

        5. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          I agree they shouldn't feel bad, he was an unpopular pick.
          But that doesn't mean the logic was unsound.
          I brought in Bruno and captained him because I didn't want to alter my team structure b getting Ronaldo or Kane.
          Also I decided on Bruno when Ragnick spoke about changing to a diamond formation to give more control in midfield.
          Third, Leicester and Spurs lost their DGW so Moura and Maddison were no longer options.

          1. oyho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            This. The formation change and Ronaldo doubt made Bruno the clear choice for me this weekend. Poor form or not, I expected to get a return between the two games. Getting a brace in the first game was oretty lucky, but saying it was a bad descision is just petty.

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Oh yeah. Luck played a big part too.

        6. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, its right up there with the stupid decision of getting rid of Salah ahead of LEI. Both paid off but both incredibly reckless and amateurish.

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        Just noticed that Bruno didn't make it onto the captain's poll for this week.

        1. yousunkmybattleship
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Site full of amateurs

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 11 days ago

        No Bamford again. Bielsa said there was a chance he plays. Might still be a couple of games away from starting.

        1. PartyTime
            5 months, 11 days ago

            He got injured again during training

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Wow, bad luck. Hope it doesn't affect his game long term.

          • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 11 days ago

            His evolution was not good

            1. fplgaruda
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Pokemon?

        2. beric
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Does anyone not have jota, trent, bowen and antonio?

          1. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            No Jota here
            Going to destroy me, basically hoping he scores less than 3 goals today 🙁

            1. yousunkmybattleship
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Don’t get how you wouldn’t have Jota, unless on a FH?

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                I suck at FPL basically
                Can see Jota scoring 20+ points today lol

          2. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Don’t own Antonio out of those four

          3. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            That will be me. No Jota, no Antonio. And I’m ok with that. Got to punt sometimes. Obviously I’ve had them both at different times but in my worst season since I started playing I’ve started taking a few more risks (relative to me) recently and have had 9 green arrows in a row. May end up respectable in the end after all.

          4. Jordan.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            no bowen

        3. Babit1967
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 11 days ago

          Antonio is going to punish me after removing for Dennis for a hit isn’t he

          1. PartyTime
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Yes

              1. Babit1967
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                *Hides behind a big couch*

            • yousunkmybattleship
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Hope so 😉

            • Steerpike
              • 13 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Last 12 games have netted 2 goals, 2 assists, and 1 bonus.
              I am considering dropping Antonio.

          2. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            Could Leeds not have gotten the game cancelled? They only have 11 fit senior outfield players

            1. Kodap
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Lol, unfortunately now how bielsa works.. would play it even if he had to field some 18 year olds.

              1. circusmonkey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                He has some honour, unlike Arsenal.

                1. Scots Gooner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  :' (

                2. panda07
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Is spying on other teams honourable? 😮

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              The rules need at least 1 covid case. They are a tad ridiculous

              1. yousunkmybattleship
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Get a red biro pen and fake one like Arsenal

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  I thought it was Liverpool who were the fake false positive crew.

                  They could catch 8 points on Manchester City if they can hold out for Salah and Mane's return!

                  1. Top Mark.S
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    We have not missed 1 game outside of caraboa while they have been away. Huh?

          3. Kaptenen
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            TAA (C) LETS GO!

            1. tbos83
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 11 days ago

              Smart choice

          4. Kodap
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 11 days ago

            I really am going to regret removing Antonio and bringing in CR7 for him… probably the worst hindsight decision I could have made.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 11 days ago

              I did it too mate, last minute getting home from work at 6.15pm on Friday, hindsight’s a wonderful thing!! Haha

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                *getting home from work at 6.15pm panic

          5. PartyTime
              5 months, 11 days ago

              If you don’t have Trent, Jota, Bowen, Antonio. You deserve to be punished!

              1. Kodap
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 11 days ago

                Got all but Antonio, removed for ronaldo this week.. which in hindsight was not ideal

                1. PartyTime
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    You deserve some serious spanking

                    1. DycheDycheBaby
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      So do you Mr Hindsight.

                2. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Got those plus Rico Henry, my shining star of the week

                  1. Ginkapo FPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    I'll gladly take 3 pts from the two games

                3. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Antonio? The bloke with 2 goals in the last 12GW’s?

                  1. Junglist95
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Enjoy today's hat trick

                    • Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Remember Bruno , and weep

                  2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Got all plus Robbo, really hoping he can become a differential bandwagon over next 4/5 weeks

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Same , gl to us !

                    2. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Will you get Salah back right away then? Or keep Robbo?
                      I brought in KDB this week for Salah as a placeholder, but I want to hold onto KDB until GW 25 and avoid Salah.

                      I don't have 3 Liverpool currently.

                      1. Zim0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Jota is the one to remove now when Salah is back. Rotation back on with Firmino. TAA, Robbo, Salah triple up!

                        1. EmreCan Hustle
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          Good point. I am also looking for ways to fit in a Coutinho/Rahinha/Maddison/Arsenal mid depening on their respective DGWs. Removing Jota might do the trick.

                          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            Yep I have Jota Robbo and TAA and my route to Salah will be a straight swap from Jota in 24 or 25, the benefit of waiting being to see if Liverpool get that massive dgw in 26. Jacob Ramsey would make this v easy, Raphinha less so but would prefer him.

                            Choo choo for Robbo, 1.04% ownership in top 10k was just a straight up error and we all got a warning how productive he could be in the games prior to his red v spurs (and also historically).

                      2. Debauchy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        I will lose Robbo soon possibly gw 23 even if Villa have a double, then a straight swap Bruno to Salah

                        1. EmreCan Hustle
                          • 9 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          I am 0.1m short of Bruno to Salah. A Reece James downgrade could be the enabler but I would like Salah to drop to 12.6 so that I can do it in one move.

                      3. Debauchy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Losing KDB for Salah a much tougher choice gl

                4. tbos83
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 11 days ago

                  Really don't know when I'm going to play BB. Feels so risky with all the cancellations.

                  1. yousunkmybattleship
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Wait til later in season when less COVID and plenty of potential doubles

                  2. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    UK seems to be removing COVID rules quite agressively (Sunday Times saying today there will be no tests at all needed when returning from abroad for vaccinated travellers) so later in the season hopefully everything will be more normal!

                  3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    I risked my BB this week ( cancelo, bernado, coufal and Sanchez) as I felt that I had a strong bench even if only one dgw player on bench. 5 to play this afternoon and kane, at least all 15 will hopefully play. So as long as I get 20 points from bench, that will be ok. Bruno (c) has saved me so far. 51 points with 11 still to play. Good luck to all.

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      That's huge!

                  4. Zim0
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    33 or 36

                5. Junglist95
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    West Ham haven't been keeping clean sheets recently.

                    Even if Ronaldo is back, would it be silly to sell Bruno?

                    Can probably get Foden or even KDB another way

                    1. CONNERS
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      I'll probably keep him until Salah is back.

                  • Kodap
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Please please blank today Antonio, I’m begging you.

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      😆 desperate GW this

                    2. Bavarian
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      He always did that, no worries...

                  • Jet5605
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Bit of a mare so far. Did CR7 (c) and Jorginho (VC) thinking he'd play both and possibly get a penalty. Hoping CR7 starts on Weds.

                  • FDMS All Starz
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 11 days ago

                    Liverpool Brentford
                    West Ham Leeds
                    score prediction anyone?

                    1. circusmonkey
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      3-0
                      2-0

                    2. Jet5605
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      3-0
                      2-0

                    3. Gudjohnsen
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      4-1
                      3-0

                    4. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      4-1 (Jota x4, Mbeumo)
                      2-1 (Antonio, Bowen, Raphinha)

                    5. ritzyd
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      1-1
                      1-2

                    6. JONALDINHO
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      1-0
                      3-1

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Firmino
                        Antonio Bowen Lanzini Raph

                    7. PartyTime
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        3-1
                        4-1

                      • Bavarian
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        3-1
                        2-1

                      • beric
                        • 10 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        5-0
                        3-2

                    8. MikeS
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Dias dropped yesterday or rested?

                      1. EmreCan Hustle
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Rested probably.

                      2. DA Minnion (Former great)
                        • 9 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Both

                    9. Garfield1001
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Any sky game players?

                      Can’t decide between Trent and Bowen captain?

                      1. lugs
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        i just switched from Bowen to Trent, more avenues to points and he racks up bonus pts too even if his cs fails

                        1. Garfield1001
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          That’s how you doing - what is your rank?

                          1. lugs
                            • 4 Years
                            5 months, 11 days ago

                            675

                    10. El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      LEE really needs to add some depth to their squad for next season. They won't be that lucky again with NEW with loads o money, FUL and BOU coming up... they really need to be careful.

                      1. Ze_Austin
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 11 days ago

                        Stingy/broke (depending on who you ask) ownership. The only hope is a takeover. Maybe the 49ers will succeed at that

                        1. El Presidente
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          5 months, 11 days ago

                          Yeah I saw the LEE doc and that Italian guy does not have the financial muscle at all, but kudos to him, if he sells he's gonna make a pipe of cash...

                    11. el polako
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 11 days ago

                      Coufal my only true differential today.