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2pm kick-off team news: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Jota + Firmino all start for Liverpool

Following the postponement of Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal, there are now just two Premier League matches taking place on Sunday – Liverpool v Brentford and West Ham United v Leeds United.

Both games kick-off at 14:00 GMT.

Jurgen Klopp makes six changes from his side’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea, with Alisson, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino coming in for Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konate, Kostas Tsimikas, James Milner, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Harvey Elliott, Nathaniel Phillips, Divock Origi and Thiago Alcantara remain on the injury list, whilst Salah, Mane and Naby Keita are at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

For Brentford, wing-back Rico Henry returns to the starting XI in place of Sergi Canos, in the only change from Tuesday’s 4-1 loss at Southampton.

Josh Dasilva, David Raya, Charlie Goode and Zanka are still out, while Frank Onyeka is on AFCON duty.

Elsewhere, David Moyes sticks with the same team that defeated Norwich City in Double Gameweek 21.

That means Manuel Lanzini should continue in a deeper-lying role alongside Declan Rice, with Tomas Soucek and Mark Noble still absent from the matchday squad.

Meanwhile, with Vladimir Coufal and Aaron Cresswell the starting full-backs once again, it does look like Ben Johnson’s stint in the first-team is over, at least for now.

Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are on the sidelines, while Said Benrahma is at AFCON.

As for Leeds United, Pascal Struijk and Daniel James replace Diego Llorente and Tyler Roberts, who are both suspended, whilst Patrick Bamford isn’t in the squad despite recovering from injury.

Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper, Jamie Shackleton, Charlie Cresswell and Joe Gelhardt all remain out through injury.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 22 LINE-UPS

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Jota, Firmino

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Milner, Gomez, Minamino, Tsimikas, Gordon, Williams, Morton

Brentford XI: Fernandez, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Roerslev, Janelt, Norgaard, Baptiste, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney

Subs: Lossl, Canos, Jensen, Forss, Wissa, Ghoddos, Bidstrup, Bech Sorensen, Stevens


West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Lanzini, Bowen, Fornals, Vlasic, Antonio

Subs: Yarmolenko, Areola, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Okoflex, Alese, Perkins

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Struijk, Firpo, Forshaw, Dallas, Klich, Raphinha, Harrison, James

Subs: Klaesson, Rodrigo, Bate, Hjelde, McKinstry, Jenkins, Moore, Kenneh, Gray


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1,163 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    Time to sell Jota?

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

      Because he didn’t score this week?

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

        Or since GW18.

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

        2 goals in 7 to be fair but still I agree it’s premature. Norwich and Burnley in next 4

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      Awaiting for Salah, him & Ronaldo are the placeholder and cash cow for me ...

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

        I’d say with the fixtures keep
        Him till at least salah and mane are back .

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

          That's what I said 😉

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

      Hold and reassess when Salah back, could have scored today. Then it's Robbo or Jota basically.

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

      When Salah is back yes. Triple up with TAA, Robbo, Salah. So many good mid options but less in defence now. I'm gonna be going 4-5-1 with Cancelo and Ait-Nouri.

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        All set to do Johnson to Ait-Nouri this week. Just gotta wait till deadline.

        1. A-L
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          No risk of Jonny or Marcal taking his place?

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            I think he's first choice now

          2. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Plus he's the 5th defender basically at his price so can easily bench.

        2. MrJobby
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Last time I brought nouri in he got injured in the warm up , he didn’t play for 3 games so I took him out and then he gets an 11 points haul his first game back

    5. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Surely wanna keep him but sometimes too much is too much, cheers guys

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Lot of people forgetting how much he'll get rotated with Firmino back fit now once Mane and Salah return, I think it could be

    6. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I think there are now better midfield options. Using him as the fall guy for salah seems sensible to me

    7. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yes I agree.

    8. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      When Salah is back!!

    9. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Risky

    10. snow pea in repose
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      If a Wolves defender is a tricky pick, maybe Sa instead. Nice schedule into mid-April...

  2. denial
    • 13 Years
    5 months, 11 days ago

    At some stage on Friday it did actually look like an OK move to bench boost Sanchez / Keane / Gray /Dawson.

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

      You didn’t go ahead with it though right?

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

      Oh man, a 3 pt bench boost so far
      Hope Sanchez saves a penalty for you

    3. MrJobby
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      In all the years of doing FPL I’ve can honestly say I’ve never had more than 5 points from bench boost chip since it got introduced . It’s the chip they never works for me ever .
      Out of 4 players on bench I generally have 1 that doesn’t end up playing, 1 that gets booked or only plays 1 half

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

        Thats why I bench boosted gw. Got rid of it for 15pts

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

          Gw1

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

    How is there so many Bruno (C) this week? He's been pony for ages, so why's everyone suddenly jumped on?

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

      Skill

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

      Dgw and it looked like Ronaldo might not be fit

    3. Cammick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 11 days ago

      I was tempted but went with kbd long term until salahs back

    4. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 11 days ago

      It was a calculated punt. Ronaldo was a danger because of his fitness.

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 11 days ago

      6th sense

    6. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Great players rarely stay crap for long, plus it looked like Ronaldo was out.

    7. MrJobby
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I think a lot of people read ronaldo wasn’t actually going to be fit and thought Bruno plays better without ronaldo in the team and have 2 pretty favourable fixtures against teams
      That don’t keep a lot of clean sheets at the moment . That was my thinking

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

      The Leicester DGW being cancelled was a big swing factor too I think
      The consensus move was Maddison to Son before then I would say

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

      Most because it was the only transfer they could do, but now all of them making themselves some sort of fpl geniuses...

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Not a genius move to cap a 36yo injury doubt with 3 games in a week thats for sure

    10. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Ronaldo doubt and LEI DGW cancelled

    11. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      The only half decent midfield option when all the other games were called off/in doubt. Would have been in 90% fewer teams had circumstances been different.

    12. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      The lucky ones that didn't have Ron already in team and wanted a Son replacement.
      Maddison lack of DGW another factor.

    13. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Not many other options really. Also Ikind of figured Ronaldo wouldn't play

  4. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    If Ronaldo did not turn up or blanked, are you transferring out? For whom?

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I’m getting rid of him next gameweek regardless of what happens this week, though I’m rather hoping he doesn’t play as have KDB as vc. I’ll do Ronnie/Gray to Coutinho/Denni next gameweek and that leaves me with plenty money to do Jota to Salah in GW24, or whenever he’s back

    2. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      No one interesting tbh

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Out for Dennis for me, facilitates Targett and Williams to Laporte and Tierney

  5. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Dias will be starting next game??

    1. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      He was going to be my transfer in but not so sure now

  6. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Ronaldo has posted a pic of him relaxing in the pool. Hope this is an old pic. Captaincy in ruins.

    https://twitter.com/FPL_Heisenberg/status/1482754138597433345?t=anHqlSlMmqour-5xmAPaoQ&s=19

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Hopefully comes on for a 1 pointer

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Nothing against you. Mini league rivals all captained him and I went Trent 🙂

    2. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Son + Antonio > Jota + Ronaldo (-4) maybe my worst double transfer ever if this is true.

      If Rangnick had simply said “Ronaldo is out”, would have been Son > Bruno and captain instead. Very close to pushing the wildcard button.

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

      Yeah, he's not playing Brentford. Who's your VC?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Or he’s flying back Tuesday evening repaired and refreshed?

        1. DavidBW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 10 days ago

          And plays without training?

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            I’m looking for straws and clutching away

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Flying back from where, what in that tiny picture suggests it's not England? Genuinely confused

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Yes it could be anywhere although it’s been a bit chilly for relaxing in a pool in Britain the last few days. Nothing to be done now so, unless there’s firm news, I guess we’ve just got to wait

    4. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      We move

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        …down the rankings…

        1. DavidBW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 10 days ago

          I’ve got Ait Nouri coming in if Ronaldo doesn’t play.

    5. Roten Teufel
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I C'd him but sort of hope he stays right there. I'll take Ramsey's 12 pts off the bench.

    6. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      that brown bush behind him ,the colour of the leaves are a good clue,is there a botanist in the house?

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Looks like the Salford Cotoneaster

    7. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      He agreed he shouldn't travel to Birmingham!!

    8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      That club is a joke with nobody in control. One of the most expensive jokes ever created.

    9. No Need
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Bet he cant wait to leave that pool for a cold Jan midweek game

    10. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Why can't this be Manchester considering it was sunny today?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Literally, I thought I was going crazy but it genuinely seems like people have somehow deduced it's not England from a tiny picture of a pool and some sunlight

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Because who even cares to be there playing for a joke of a club?

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

      I hopes he stays there, I have Bruno VC and Ramsey to come off the bench! 26 point swing. Not overly hopeful though.

    12. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I think he'll be on the bench and come on late on

    13. DRIZ ✅
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Ronaldo in Butlins

  7. Original Sin
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    How did Foster play? Is there any chance that Bachman will play the next game? Was really counting on DGW of Bachman, BB played.

    1. lugs
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      i don't think he made any mistakes, plus the fact Foster went straight back into the team from injury means he's firmly the number 1

  8. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    All Leeds aren't we.

    The Bowen and Antonio fpl points were a bonus

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Have Raphinha. One of my favourite players in PL playing for my second favourite PL team. Wish that FK had gone in and Rodrigo wouldn't have touched the other one.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Definitely missed out on a massive haul from him today

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Absolutely. But just the joy of owning him is immense. What a player.

  9. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Ronaldo(c) with Bruno(vc),Lowton first sub with Ramsey second sub.It's not bad to dream.

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I think you might just pull off the great escape

    2. Esh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I have the same dream!

  10. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Have you heard that Rafa is no longer at Everton.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yes. And what else would you expect?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Nothing.

        Today.

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

    Gw 7 : 25k

    Gw 15: 910k

    Gw 22: back inside top 100k

    Rollercoaster ride!

    1. fusen
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      That's a crazy jump around. Captain choices not work out?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Was captaining Salah every week at the start of the season. Great start

        Then got bored and haven't captained him since gw 7.

        Some of my worst ever fpl GWs followed by some of best ever since then.

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      GW 8… 1.6m
      GW 22… 222k

  12. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Early transfer thoughts

    Gray to Coutinho or Raphinha
    Alonso/Livramento to Laporte or Potential DGW def (-4)

    Would you lose Antonio 1GW early or injured Livramento?

    1FT 2.9ITB
    Ramsdale
    Cancelo TAA Alonso
    Jota Bowen Foden Gray ​
    Watkins King Antonio
    (Foster Salah Dawson Livramento)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Oops that was meant to be Alonso not Antonio

  13. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on the Alonso replacements?

    1) Ait Nouri - saved cash allows to consider some other moves, have Coufal to rotate
    2) Robo - set and forget along TAA Cancelo
    3) AV ones - in case of DGW
    4) Laporte - set and forget along TAA Cancelo

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      4312 in that order

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Laporte the least exciting but fair enough

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          He scores from corners sometimes

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Playing for the best defence in the league so sood for CS and a goal threat at set pieces. Also looks the main CB this season especially on the left side

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      4 for me

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Last 7 games, 7 returns, 5 clean sheets, 1 goal and 2 assists

    3. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Between 1 and 4 for me. I don't believe Robbo being worth the money over Laporte. With Salah and KdB he is expensive.

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      1 or 2 for me

    5. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is Ait Nouri starting/nailed after Afcon?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I would think so. Saiss shiumd slot in at LCB. I don't think Marcal is a risk to Ait Nouri at LWB.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Should*

    6. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers guys, 1 and 4 in fact make the most sense long term, recon will decide depending on my moves in mid and fwd

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

      All good options if there is a the Villa DGW
      I do like Robbo especially when TAA's ownership is 100% so you get no benefit from a LIV CS otherwise (and they have BUR and NOR coming up)
      Ait Nouri really good value, like him for this week. Wolves do play tougher teams for the 4 after that though.
      Villa not convinced they offer that much CS potential but decent fixtures
      Laporte looks a great option
      Feels like the ideal backline is TAA, Robbo, Laporte, Cancelo, Ait Nouri at this point

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers, defo would be getting these defs if on WC and playing 451 possibly

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          I feel I've criminally overlooked the Wolves defence but it might be too late now.
          Villa have the best immediate run of fixtures.
          Spurs have the most fixtures to catch up on (apart from clubs you wouldn't want a defender from).

    8. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      4

  14. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    A pity that KdB's price rose yesterday and it may cause issues for me later. But it looks like Cancelo, Laporte and KdB are the optimal MCI assets going forward. As has been seen, they are pretty reliable even as sgw assets. Yet, if Reguillon to Laporte is worth -4, I don't know. Then there is also the risk of being pepped.

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I can imagine 3 CS next 3 City games so may do Alonso to Laporte as well

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      You could make a case and go cheaper with Sterling or Foden over KDB.

      With Spurs still having a few games still to be rearranged, Reguilon is probably still a hold

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        My backline is TAA, Cancelo, Reguillon, Keane, Cash. The biggest issue is money. Keane should go, but I can't afford him to Laporte, only Reg with exact money. The upside of having KdB over Foden is worth it imo.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Similar to the decision I need to make either go with DGW def or Laporte. Too much uncertainty with Reguilon for me to go there so I can see why you are looking to see him.

          I can't see KDB being worth the extra 4m over Foden. He isn't on pens and that 4m can be used elsewhere

    3. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      The way Raph played today and Citeh yesterday, i am pushing for Gundo to Raph and Alonso to Laporte. Fully agree with you and thinking the KDB move I will not be able to make with Foden and Cancelo already

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        One covid case and Leeds get postponement imo. That injury crisis scares me.

    4. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I’m considering the same…

    5. Dammit_182
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is Laporte going to play all 3? I like the move but am tempted to add KDB to my foden/cancello city line up

  15. No Need
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Why do people take what managers say as the gospel truth? They have nothing to gain by revealing their hand quite the opposite. Its hardly a new thing is it

    1. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      If a manager says a player is available, what should we assume then? Not to mention in the Ronaldo case, that he said himself it’s something very minor. Don’t really get your point.

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Dont assume anything

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Alrighty then.

      2. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        It's a part of the managerial mind games.Would be pretty stupid to constantly give the opposition a list of players not for to play.

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          not fit to play.

      3. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        You are both right

      4. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Sorry to break this earth shattering news but press conferences are not intended purely for the benefit of managers if fantasy football teams.

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Yes we know. No-one said different Just if a manager says they’re likely to be available, we can assume they’re okay to play.

          But no no, question everything, assume nothing! You sound like David Icke.

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            "I think , Likely , Definitely'
            3 completely different statements

          2. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Icke is a deluded fantasist. I'm a realist. Ridiculous parallel.

      5. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Didn't he say that a decision would be made on Ronaldo's availabilty in the afternoon training session, which was after the presser?

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Friday presser. Ralf Rangnick on Ronaldo/Jones/Sancho/Maguire: "Cristiano trained yesterday, Harry the day before. We have to wait for the final training session this afternoon but as it seems right now they should be available."

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            So the conclusion is totally inconclusive. Some on here talking utter shite.

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

              Members of this site have long shown themselves to be incapable of basic comprehension. Let it go

          2. Top Dog
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            No problem with you trying to provide a point to your argument but please provide the full quote

            ‘I think they will be available, they only trained yesterday for the first time, Cristiano yesterday, Harry the day before yesterday. We have to wait for the final session this afternoon but as it seems right now, they should be available for tomorrow.”

            First sentence pretty crucial

            1. Hairy Potter
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              I just took it from the FFS twitter post, which didn't have the first sentence you've posted. It still doesn't change the fact that was a doubt in him being available and Ralph was saying a decision would be made later that day.

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

              'Think'

              1. Top Dog
                • 12 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Yes the manager of the football club two days before the game ‘thinks’ he will be available.

                It the statement had read I think he will be unavailable then would have transferred him out

                1. Top Dog
                  • 12 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  *If

                2. Slouch87
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I will remind him on future that his pressers are purely for the benefit of your FPL team. He has not mislead you in the slightest. I repeat I think is a totally different statement to I know and he qualified this by adding the further training session . You are twisting this to suit your arguement rather than facing up to the facts.

                  1. Top Dog
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    You are correct in that ‘I think’ is not ‘I know’, however I am not twisting anything. There was a belief from the manager that Ronaldo was going to be available, when speaking 2 days before the game.

                    As Qaiss states do we just assume the opposite or never listen to team news, even though majority of time it is correct.

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Just pay attention to the words spoken.

                      1. Top Dog
                        • 12 Years
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        What does that even mean???

                      2. Top Dog
                        • 12 Years
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        The reason I jumped in is that you provided a snippet of a quote rather than the full answer

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Exactly Difficult to comprehend that people on here can be so thick.... or maybe it isn't .

    3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Because people need hand holding. How else do you think all the Podcasters and Youtubers are making their money?

    4. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah we know know Rangnick is full of shiiiite going forward

    5. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cancel the pressers now..Lol..

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Exactly, they're better off for the first game prep by sending out false information.

    7. Top Dog
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Think different is a manager says ‘we’ll see’ or something to that effect then fine.

      But when a manage says someone is available not sure what else we can do

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        He didn't . See above.

        1. Top Dog
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Now see my comment above

          1. Slouch87
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            "I think " is a very different statement to " They will" . He has stated the truth . Anyone reading into this that they will definitely start needs to pay more attention.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Mine was a general point.

          Specifically it was inconclusive from Rangnick and all depended on that afternoon's session.

          Which we weren't privy to before the deadline.

          Unlike say Harry Maguire.

    8. No Need
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Going away from if RR was economical with the truth or not….

      I looked at getting Ron in and capping for a hit but it was going to be a risk on a 36yo recovering from an injury who had 3 games in a week. Even if RR had said he was fine it was still a risk of reduced minutes. If you aleady had Ron then maybe that risk was more justified. But I honestly feel people just wished things to be fine which they clearly were not.

      Who knows he may be OK by Weds and stick a hatty on Brentford. If you take risks you can get rewarded, depends how risk averse you play particularly in DGWs

  16. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Ddg guaita
    TAA cancelo alonso lowton Johnson
    Son Jota bowen raph gray
    Ronaldo Antonio dennis
    1ft 0.4itb
    Just thinking son to foden.
    Would you do Johnson to dias/laporte for a - 4?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Would do it now

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I think I would rather lose Alonso 1GW early and keep Johnson as cheap bench fodder

    3. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Have you considered Sterling? He seems to be the man in form lately. If you need the cash though Foden may be the better option.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        easier to get Son back also when he's fit

  17. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Maddison, Robertson, Ait-Nouri, Sa, Ward-Prowse

    Flying without doubles, still ignored by the template

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Not sure there was a template to be fair.

      Hitting FH would work for some.

      Especially those loaded up on Everton players.

      1. NorCal Villan
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Loading up on Everton was never going to end well

      2. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Ait-Nouri is a great option but one that people never get around to buying as he is the 4th/5th defender position. Could be worth a hit at some stage.

        1. The Train Driver
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          I got him and he got injured minutes before the game, sold him later.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Which is better for you, to have a stonking game week rank of say 40k in the first day only to see it whittle away to 400k?

      Or steadily claw back from the millions towards a decent green arrow over the course of the dgw?

      A few twists and turns ahead.

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Always nicer to finish strong

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I am 12k right now. And not liking it. Have always felt good working my way up.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          You should be still aiming to work your way up? No?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Yes. But it's much more fun to fight it up from 1M to 100k than crawl from 12k to 5k.

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Always prefer a happy ending to a premature finish

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Oh, nicely put!

    3. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is there still chance for DGW23?
      Or has the announcement time passed??

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Yes.

        No.

      2. DRIZ ✅
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

      3. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks..

    4. LIARS POKER
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Best move for next week?

      A) Mount -> Raphinha
      B) Mount -> Coutinho
      C) Dalot -> Laporte

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        C

      2. Shineonme
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        A for me

    5. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Guess the KDB + Jota switch to Foden + Salah will be popular in a few GWs

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Ronaldo to a cheaper FWD and Jota to Salah more I think.

        1. Atletico Junior
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          True… probably bamford with the fixtures

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Yes. Or Watkins maybe. If people still don't have him.

      2. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        KDB in good form too..

    6. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is the 2 week break after next weekend for internationals or a winter break & if the later is there a chance games could be slotted in?

      1. Dammit_182
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Bit of both I think. Some continents have internationals but domestic players don’t.

      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Raph will be off. But do you think Leeds will have enough to field 11? More postponements and adjustments.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Will Coutinho also be off meaning Villa would be unlikely to have a DGW?

          1. panda07
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Just looked into it an they could play on the weekend of the FA cup 4th round

    7. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Wondering what % of us Ronaldo captainers now don't want him to play?
      Count me as a no; only have King as VC but will get Ramsey's 12pts off the bench.

      1. mdm
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        +1. Galla off the bench and Bruno VC

      2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Kane VC with Raphinha first sub, so fairly relaxed either way

      3. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I’ve got Jota as VC and Keane first on the bench, so I’ll take a one point cameo.

      4. DRIZ ✅
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Ronaldo will probably come off the bench 2h which will be good to see

      5. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        If Bruno gets a 2 pointer we will need Ron to get 11. Is that right?

      6. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Feck no. Have a Keane -2 first sub and already took -8 to enable getting Ronaldo

      7. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Fingers crossed

        1. acidicleo
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Want him to start as Coufal first on bench..

      8. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Id love for him not to play, KDB as vc

    8. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Just seen that Bowen (G) Antonio (A) miss. Christ almighty 😆

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        As an Antonio owner and not bowen i dont mind

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        It’s hard work to miss that badly from that close with only your chest

      3. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Would it have been Antonio (a).
        Then it's not bas for me as an Antonio seller..;)

      4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Imagine owning both Antonio and Raph. And watching that game.

    9. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Who do you fancy for captain next GW if no double? I'll probs stick it on Cancelo I think.

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I fancy Dennis if not swayed by the price.

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Have it on Foden currently, possibly going to bring in KDB too so if I do I might move it to him

      3. No Need
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        May stick with Bruno if Hammers dont get their other CHs back.

      4. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Between him and foden for me.

        1. Flynny
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Raphinha v Newcastle?

          Can't be sure foden starts....

          1. acidicleo
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 10 days ago

            Don't have him in team and no space too..

      5. C0YS
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Have it on TAA atm

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

        Really tricky one.
        Man City probably player the best, but always the Pep roulette risk especially with Foden.
        If Villa DGW confirmed, Coutinho fitness a bit of a concern, but could work alongside Watkins, Ramsey, even Digne!

    10. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      43 (-4) with 6 games to go. Dropped from 100k gw19, to 250k now. Completely missed the WHU dgw21 news whilst on holiday, which means still no Bowen in my team. Need to build again...

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Don't worry. You will.

      2. DRIZ ✅
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Tough not sure where to start

    11. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Anyone tempted on pool double defence of Robertson and taa?

      Looking to replace James with robertson

      1. acidicleo
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Good idea

      2. C0YS
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Was considering Laporte personally, but Robertson is a good shout too. Similar run of fixtures, depends on your available budget

        1. MikeS
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          Will laporte start most games though? I have Dias and cancelo.. not sure if Dias will start now given he didn't at the weekend

    12. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Watching the Utd Villa game on highlights and Elanga looks really good and seems to give more energy to the attack. I assume he’ll be straight out when others are back but any chance he gets a run of games?