Scout Notes

Saka + Maddison injury news as Son presents compelling Gameweek 36 case

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Sunday’s three Gameweek 35 fixtures in our Scout Notes summary.

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

GOALS, ASSISTS AND BONUS

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INJURIES AND BANS

Richarlison (£7.5m) made it four goals in five matches with the winner against Chelsea on Sunday but his afternoon ended a little prematurely, with the Brazilian seemingly unable to shake off an injury.

Frank Lampard allayed any fears after full-time, however.

“Cramp! He’s a hard one to communicate with. I wasn’t sure how bad it was or not and the way he was moving… it was cramp.” – Frank Lampard on Richarlison

Influenced by the distraction of a Europa Conference League semi-final, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers made eight changes to his side for their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Not included in the squad were Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (£4.4m) and James Maddison (£6.9m), who Rodgers claimed were omitted as a precaution – so there’s every chance that these injuries are as serious as the short-lived ones that force players out of international duty.

“We have to assess it. Both couldn’t be involved today, they’ll be getting treatment. Kiernan has played a lot, felt tightness, so we’ll assess it . James Maddison with his hip, we just have to monitor it.” – Brendan Rodgers

Ben White (£4.6m) was absent from Arsenal’s squad in the late-afternoon kick-off at West Ham United, meanwhile. The Gunners cited a “tight hamstring” as the reason for his no-show.

Also limping from the field of play in east London were Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m) and Bukayo Saka (£6.7m) but the news was positive from Mikel Arteta on those two.

“Ben got injured against Manchester United, he felt a muscular problem and we checked him, and we will have to access him in the next few days to see how he is. Bukayo was fine, he was really fatigued and he has been through a little injury as well. Tomiyasu is just that he had been out for so long and could not continue. No, hopefully, he’s fine.” – Mikel Arteta

FPL TALKING POINTS

KULU SHAKE-UP

What a rollercoaster afternoon it was for owners of Dejan Kulusevski (£6.3m), who would have been fearing for the Swede’s game-time, not just today but also in Double Gameweek 36 after a first benching since Gameweek 25.

Ninety minutes later, however, the picture was looking much rosier.

His replacement in the starting XI, Lucas Moura (£5.9m), turned in a poor showing, being hooked for Kulusevski just 10 minutes into the second half.

As if fired up by that omission from the line-up, Kulusevski sparked a humdrum Spurs into life and he claimed two assists for Son Heung-min‘s (£11.0m) superb brace.

“Sometimes it was a pity because we have only the league to play and for this reason, you can’t make a lot of rotation when… it’s not simple to give chances to play. I think this week Lucas deserved to have this chance, also because don’t forget Lucas Moura is an important player for us and I decided in this way, and then when Deki came in I think he played really well. In the same way, Lucas did in the 55 minutes. I repeat we have to think about a team not individual players if we want to reach something important for this club.” – Antonio Conte on Dejan Kulusevski’s benching

Surely now, despite Antonio Conte’s positivity about Lucas’s performance in the quote above, Kulusevski will return to the Lilywhites’ line-up at Anfield next weekend.


Since his first start for Spurs in Gameweek 26, Kulusevski has claimed 12 attacking returns in as many appearances (see above image). Only his two much more expensive teammates can better that tally in that time.

SUPER SON

The narrative around Kulusevski was a mere sub-plot at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, of course.

Son Heung-min stole the headlines and 19 points from the victory over Leicester, taking his total to 223 for the season. He’s also now just three goals behind Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) in the Golden Boot race, not that the modest South Korea international is the type of player to fixate on such individual achievements.

His finishing has been underappreciated for some time, as he had routinely overachieved his ‘expected’ goals tally since coming to England.

Only Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) of the 10 FPL assets costing £10.0m or more has required fewer xG to score an actual goal (see below) this season; essentially, the Belgian and Son are pretty bloody excellent at converting half-chances.

What to do with Son now will be a question on many managers’ lips ahead of Double Gameweek 36. Is he a no-brainer ‘hold’ after today’s display? Should be moved on to another premium midfielder with easier fixtures, like De Bruyne?

Matches against Liverpool and Arsenal might not look good on paper but Son has scored against both sides already this season. The Reds’ higher defensive line, indeed, was something he exploited when finding the target at Anfield earlier in the campaign.

EVERTON’S HOME COMFORTS

What a curious team Everton have become. Abject on the road, they have been much more solid on home soil – especially since Frank Lampard took charge.

Everton under Frank Lampard
HomeAway
Played76
Won40
Drawn10
Lost26
Goals scored74
Goals conceded317
Clean sheets40

The effect of a home crowd’s raucous backing is one of those factors that we can’t really quantify but Frank Lampard was in no doubt that the Goodison faithful were the key reason for Sunday’s win:

“Today was a huge game for us and when you see the fans turn up before this game and what they did to this game – they were people of the match. Men, women and youngsters, all Everton crazy, they love this club and they pushed us over the line.

“It was amazing and I can only thank them. I have been through a lot in football but it was a goosebumps moment on the way in. It is not the norm, driving up and seeing the fans like that, it is special, and it makes a big difference when you feel pushed on by the ferocity and nice aggression of the fans’ support.

“The great discipline and work ethic stemmed from the great support.” – Frank Lampard

Everton play twice away in Double Gameweek 36 but twice at home in Double Gameweek 37, so it’s the latter where the form guide is steering us with regards to FPL investment in their players – even if a distracted Leicester and a Championship-bound Watford are very decent opponents in the upcoming Gameweek.

As well as Richarlison and the budget-freeing Anthony Gordon (£4.6m), the defence and Jordan Pickford (£4.8m) are now starting to increase in appeal too.

CHELSEA’S BLUES

Unless you snapped up Marcos Alonso (£5.6m) ahead of Double Gameweek 34, this past fortnight has been one to forget for owners of Chelsea assets.

A tired-looking Blues side turned in an insipid display against Everton, with Thomas Tuchel defying pre-match predictions that he would rotate heavily and making only one enforced change; there’s no guarantee that the second string would have done any better but a lack of freshness did look to be one factor at Goodison Park.

Kai Havertz (£7.9m) and Timo Werner (£8.4m) were both poor up top but it was the collective defensive effort that Thomas Tuchel turned his ire towards after full-time, with Chelsea now having kept just one clean sheet in their last four matches.

“If there is something I can do I will try it but if I knew about it I would have done it before. I think, for me, the key is to have a clean sheet. Manchester United was a different game, more open, fluid, more spaces, and we finally scored late and conceded straight away.

“For me, this is more like the game against West Ham. The opponent defends deep, we struggle to find space in the first half, but against West Ham, we had a clean sheet and played without any big mistakes. That gives us the chance to score late. If you run behind against an opponent like this, in this atmosphere and install emotion and belief in a stadium like this and the opponent’s team, you struggle.” – Thomas Tuchel

Reece James (£6.4m) being deemed able to start two matches at wing-back in the space of 72 hours was one positive but the question now has to be asked over how many minutes the key Chelsea assets will get in Gameweek 36, as the second of their two matches – against Leeds – falls three days before the FA Cup final.

STEADY EDDIE

His finishing still needs work but Eddie Nketiah (£5.5m) was a lively presence in attack for Arsenal in their 2-1 win over West Ham United, earning plaudits from the watching media.

He was responsible for over half of Arsenal’s shots from open play (six of 11), flashing one effort centimeters wide and spurning at least one opportunity he should have scored from.

Budget forwards are usually cheap for a reason, and Nketiah isn’t some clinical Son-esque finisher; his historical shot-to-goal conversion rate is in the low teens (as a rule of thumb, the top players tend to be nearer the 20% mark).

‘Liveliness’ doesn’t get you FPL points either.

But the standard of forwards is pretty shocking this year anyway and as a budget enabler, or perhaps as a Bench Boost option in Gameweek 36, Nketiah has worked his way into late-season contention.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m) wasn’t even brought on as a substitute against the Hammers and his game-time amounts to one minute in the last three Gameweeks, so Nketiah still seems to have the edge going into Double Gameweek 36.

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936 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Red Devil
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    How's this for a -12? Zinchenko & Jesus a bit risky but with injuries in defence, Zinchenko should get some games?

    Ramsdale James Kulusevski Kane Broja
    To
    Schmeichel Zinchenko son Jesus Nketiah

    1. Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Kneejerking 🙂

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      -12 is a lot, could get punished by some of those you're moving out too

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not sure if trading DGW players for other DGW players is the way to go.

      Don't think Zinchenko is essential atm.

    4. SonnyPikey
        3 months, 14 days ago

        lol such a kneejerk

    5. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Having Werner, Havertz and Mount have killed my season, who to get in. Already have Salah and Sterling and KDH in Midfield.

      1. Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Richarlison KDB & Son would be my priorities

      2. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Sterling is a nightmare to own

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Maddison to Foden?

      1. Mork calling Orson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Nah Maddison will play part of Everton then all Norwich game, that’ll be enough to outscore foden

      2. NorCal Villan
          3 months, 14 days ago

          I would do it

      3. FPL_Crisis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Anyone looking to sell White as part of their BB transfers this week?
        Not expecting much anyway but tempted to sell for higher upside player

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Have to keep him, too many fires elsewhere

          1. FPL_Crisis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Depends on rank of course but if he’s a chance to miss out, appearance points alone should cover. Will consider finding a hidden gem this week! FH37 and probably won’t use them for 38 but worth a look.

      4. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Which move please
        a)white > Alonso
        b) Fofana > Matip
        C) Cout + Mateta > Richarlison + (Gordon) -4
        D) Foden + Kane > KDB + Richarlison (-4)
        e) Cout + Kane > Son + Richarlison (-4)

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          B

      5. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        How do I fit a City player in my team?

        Ramsdale, Foster
        Robbo, TAA, Schar, Ayling, Saiss
        Son, Salah, Maddison, Coutinho, Saka
        Werner, Weghorst, Greenwood

        1.2. ITB
        1 FT

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Werner to Jesus

        2. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Werner to Jesus is an easy one for free

        3. Indpush
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Robbo to Lapporte, Schar to Tsmikis

        4. Indpush
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Werner to Jesus if he either doesn't play mid-week or gets taken off early and is healthy.

      6. tempest
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Any better transfer than Ramsdale to Kasper? £0

        Ramsdale
        Robbo/ Cancelo/ James/ Rudi
        Salah/ KDB/ Odegaard/ Ramsey/Barnes
        Kane

        Dub/ Mateta/ Broja/ Kilman

        1. SonnyPikey
            3 months, 14 days ago

            why swap a dgw gk for another one?

            1. tempest
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Just fixtures. Got an FT and 11 DGW players. FH next week

              1. SonnyPikey
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  keep ramsdale

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      I'd get barnes or ode out

            2. Bonus magnet
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Which BB option is better

              1. Ayling + Zinchenko + Maddison
              2. Rudiger + James + dewsbury-hall
              3. James + Ayling + DH

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                2

            3. Cheeto__Bandito
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Who scores more?

              James and Robertson
              or
              Son and Gordon

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                2nd one

              2. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                2nd one

              3. Stranger Mings
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                2nd

              4. Catilo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Second one has have higher ceiling

            4. C_G
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              2 FTs

              Kane + Mount ---> Jesus + Foden ?

              1. Bonus magnet
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Nope

              2. Stranger Mings
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yes for me

              3. Boberella
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Yes for me.
                *If you have Son

            5. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Best move here? (FH37)

              A. Mount -> Foden
              B. Sa -> Schmeichel

              Sa
              James TAA Laporte
              Salah Son Saka Mount Countinho
              Jesus Nketiah

              Dubravka Mateta KWP Doherty

              1. Stranger Mings
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Both -4?

            6. Stranger Mings
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Was BB DGW36 with foster, Broja, chabolah & amartey but actually now considering FH36 then BB37?

              1. SonnyPikey
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  wouldn't bb with those numpties

                • FPL_Crisis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Look at your starters for 36 and which ones you’re missing. That should answer when to FH not the bench.

              2. wulfrunian
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Any thoughts on this dgw37 FH team?

                Pickford
                VVD/Matip/Cash
                Salah/Zaha/KDB/Raphinha/Son
                Richarlison/Watkins

                3.9/4.5/3.9/3.8/

                Current team:

                Sa
                Cancelo/James/Laporte/TAA/Robbo
                Jota/Coutinho/Saka/Foden
                Kane

                Dubravka/Fraser/Dobbin/Broja

                1. SonnyPikey
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    No Coutinho?

                2. Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Definitely time to shift Chelsea then.

                  James, Mount, Gelhardt (18.7m to spend) -4 hit, to:

                  a) Cash, Saka, Nketiah
                  b) Matip, ESR/Odergaard/Martinelli, Richarlison

                  Thoughts? If B, which Arsenal Mid?

                3. Steve McCroskey
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Can't believe I'm asking this but any decent 4.5 defenders to replace Kilman before he drops tonight? Need someone for my bench boost, thinking Tavares?

                  1. clodhopper
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Davis

                  2. Catilo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Please do tell us if you got the answer xD

                  3. Boberella
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Yeah, maybe Tavares if Tomiyasu is injured

                  4. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    yeah scrapping the bottom there. Royal?

                  5. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Emerson/Sessegnon/Davies? Not the best DGW but good 37 and 38

                  6. NateDog
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Fofana? He's 4.3 so you can wait on him.to see how things go on Thursday

                  7. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Surely you can’t be serious about Tavares

                    1. Steve McCroskey
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

                  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Clyne

                4. Gudjohnsen
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Saiss, Coutinho, Weghorst to Dias, Gordon, Jesus for -8?

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      wouldn't sell coutinho before 2 dgws

                  2. The Units
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    I had planned to FH36, but having second thoughts and maybe FH37 now.

                    Would you FH this lot?

                    Ramsdale
                    TAA Robbo Cancelo James
                    Salah Kulu Saka Cout Martinelli
                    Kane
                    Bench: Sanchez Cash Gelhardt Broja

                    Thinking James to Dias/Laporte

                    TIA

                    1. Boberella
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Not too many changes required, but FH needs to be used so could pay off even if youre only making 4 transfers. Just 1FT?
                      I'd want Son over Kane, City attack and not double up on Saka & Martinelli.
                      For a hit or two, I'd also consider Kane, Kulu, Martinelli to Jesus, Son, Gordon or whatever is possible along those lines

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Hey thanks for the reply. Yep 1FT this week so would be a -8. I'll have more of a tinker on a FH team, almost seems a waste when I have 11 doublers.

                        1. Boberella
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Its a good point. Suppose you need to think which of 36/37 has the most upside on a FH. The teams playing in 36 are more appealing, but there are more rotation concerns. It's a tricky one. Without doing a few with hits, i think James to Laporte/Dias could be your best move.

                          1. The Units
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Thanks!

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Team looks great as is
                      FH37 or 38 more upside

                      1. The Units
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Cheers

                  3. Sz21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 14 days ago

                    Havertz/Broja-> Foden/Nketiah or should I be doing more to get in a Son/KDB we reckon?

                    Schmeichel.
                    TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, James.
                    Havertz, Mount, Salah, Saka.
                    Broja, Kane.
                    Foster, Amartey, Dewsbury-Hall, Mateta.
                    2 ft's, 0.2m ITB. FH 37 so just 36/38 to think about.

                    1. The Units
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      Looks fine, unless you want to drop drop Kane to get Son/KdB in.

                      1. SonnyPikey
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Drop drop kane?

                          1. The Units
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            just to make sure

                    2. putana
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      best 5.0 and under defender for the double?

                      1. Firmino
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Digne

                    3. Zenith UK
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 14 days ago

                      RMBBT36?

                      Schmeichel, Foster
                      Trent, Robbo, Cancelo, James, Alonso
                      Salah (c), Maddi, Saka, Bowen, Ramsey
                      Jesus, Richarlison, Nketiah

                      Did a -8 for that team. It's my final throw of the dice to recover my last four GW slump!

                      1. SonnyPikey
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Looks ok

                        • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          No Kane/Son bit dangerous

                          1. Zenith UK
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Had Gelhardt, Broja and Emerson Royal. Losing Kane funded the others

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Fair, guess need to spread funds a bit to make BB worthwhile

                              1. Zenith UK
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Yeah. I also figure that whilst not having Kane/Son is dangerous, their DGW aren't the easiest of fixtures so I'm punting on Liverpool & Arsenal doing what needs to be done.

                      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 14 days ago

                        Typo in the article name, says Maddison instead of Muddison

                        1. SonnyPikey
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            No his name is maddison silly

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              ….

                        2. POTATO
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Hi, how would you use 2FT this week if FH37?

                          a) Pope Weghorst > Ederson² Nketiah²
                          b) Pope Weghorst > Raya Richarlison²/Watkins²
                          c) Rüdiger² Mount² > TAA² Ødegaard²

                          Ramsdale²
                          Robertson² Cancelo² Laporte² Alonso² Rüdiger²
                          Salah⁴ Saka² Son² Kulusevski² Mount²
                          Dennis²
                          (Pope ??? Weghorst Broja)

                          2FT £0.3M FH37

                          1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            C looks good, factoring in gw 38, but I would be inclined to try B but with Iheanacho especially if Leicester manage to get past Roma.

                            A looks like the transfers that someone playing BB would do.

                            1. POTATO
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Yeah I know what you mean by A) - though I would prefer Ederson to Ramsdale in goal plus Nketiah instead of Dennis. This strategy only works if Chelsea perform better than this week (3 Chelsea, 3 YC, 3 points total)

                        3. Viper
                          • 12 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          What would you do with Martinelli? Carry him through & hope for the best or move to Maddison/Bilva?

                          1. The Units
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            I've got him and holding

                            1. POTATO
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Wow you've got Holding, congratulations on the goal 😉

                          2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Hope for the best > Maddison > Bilva imo

                        4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Just went to look at getting Foden as not owned him all season, for some bizarre reason thought he was about 6m!

                          1. The Units
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            should be with those points

                            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              That’s what I thought lol, guess it’s the Man City inflation!
                              He was probably nearer 6 last season

                        5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          Foster/Schmeichel
                          TAA/Robbo/Alonso/Cancelo/Laporte
                          Salah/Mount/Foden/KDH/Kulu
                          Pukki/Werner/Dennis

                          0 itb, 2 FT, BB 36, FH 37

                          Curious as to how you would use the 2FT on a team that's already fairly ready for BB?

                          1. Zenith UK
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            KDH & Dennis > Gordon & Nketiah?

                            1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Interesting, thank you.

                          2. POTATO
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Werner > Richarlison or Watkins perhaps. Could backfire.

                          3. Tomsk
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            Werner to Nketiah and Mount to Son? (Don’t think you gonna get 2 games from any of your Chelsea with cup final few days later)

                        6. Old Bull
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 14 days ago

                          My father passed away three weeks ago. I introduced him to FPL a few years ago and and though he wasn’t the best player in the world, he grew to love it. I run a couple of leagues for family and friends, one classic and one head to head. I’m leading the classic league but one of my rivals is fast gaining ground on me. The problem is in GW37 I play Dads team in the head to head. I’m going to use my FH to give him one last victory over me by picking a team of no-shows. It might mean I lose the classic league but some things are more important than winning.

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 14 days ago

                            My condolences to you

                            1. Old Bull
                              • 9 Years
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Thank you.

                              1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Nice touch on the head to head idea with your team.
                                Nice bringing him into it too, he will be watching on over you 🙂

                                1. Old Bull
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  It’s weird. I had thought about giving up. The game is so geared up for trying to do well all the time. I know he would want us to play on but it’s my last chance of playing him and I don’t want to beat him.

                                  1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                    • 5 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    If you have an addictive personality like me silly games and activities like this can take over a bit, but life events occurring really put things into perspective.

                                    1. Old Bull
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Dad always said he never thought too much about FPL but when we started to go through his papers there were random names of players written down and screenshots of FPL on his phone lol. It’s a great game.

                                      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                        • 5 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Haha he got right into it then!
                                        Drafting pre season is the best time, less stress lol

                          2. SonnyPikey
                              3 months, 14 days ago

                              Amazing. Sorry to hear he died. My dad passed away last year.

                              1. Old Bull
                                • 9 Years
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                I’m sorry for your loss

                                1. SonnyPikey
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Cheers bud. It's a hard time for you so hope you know he's inna better place.

                                2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Sorry you’ve also lost yours, mine did the old trip to the shop for milk and never returned.
                                  But I count every day a good one whilst my mum is still with me.

                                  1. Old Bull
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Give her an extra hug next time you see her.I’ve still got mine too.

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      I will! Shame not having dad around whilst I grew up but naturally means my relationship with my mum is stronger as a result

                              2. Viper
                                • 12 Years
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Sorry to hear.

                                1. Old Bull
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Thanks

                              3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                3 months, 14 days ago

                                Great gesture.

                                1. Old Bull
                                  • 9 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Cheers

                              4. Mozumbus
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Oh so sad to hear that! RIP. Can relate since I lost my father one and half year back due to covid, he was healthy otherwise.
                                  I'd suggest you should find a way around to win classic league. Believe me he'll be happier in the hereafter with his son having even a small win.
                                  Power to you.

                                  1. Old Bull
                                    • 9 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Oh I’m still going to do my best to win that classic league but scoring zero in a DGW is going to make it very tight.

                                    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Did he have a favourite player or team? Maybe pick them from his team and/or captain his favourite in dedication

                                      1. Old Bull
                                        • 9 Years
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        No he was a QPR supporter. He bought and sold players tactically like the rest of us. When he was young he played for north Essex schoolboys back when they played teams like West Ham schoolboys and drew large crowds. He scored the fastest goal up to that date at Layer Road, Colchester Utd’s old ground. We’re going to allude to this in the name of next years Classic League.

                                        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                          • 5 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Great stuff, take care

                                    2. Mozumbus
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Why score zero. You are using FH, so just copy his team minus one nailed player. That shall do unless I'm missing something.

                                        1. JohnnyMarrsGuitar
                                          • 11 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          You're missing something

                                        2. Old Bull
                                          • 9 Years
                                          3 months, 14 days ago

                                          Actually I hadn’t thought of that.

                                          1. Indpush
                                            • 4 Years
                                            3 months, 14 days ago

                                            Great idea by Mozumbus.

                                  2. NateDog
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    My condolences. It's a lovely gesture and idea, thoughts are with you

                                    1. Old Bull
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Thanks

                                  3. Milkman Bruno
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    My condolences. It’s a very nice gesture.

                                    1. Old Bull
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Thank you

                                  4. JohnnyMarrsGuitar
                                    • 11 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    So sorry to hear this pal

                                    The gesture is obviously your choice.. but with genuine respect and goodwill, I don't think you should play a weakened side

                                    Go for it, try to beat your dad like you would've normally done - I promise if I was looking down it's what I'd want! Guess what, the way FPL works (as we all know) he is gonna probably still beat you 😉

                                    Condolences and good luck for the rest of the season

                                    1. Old Bull
                                      • 9 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Cheers mate

                                • dunas_dog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  3 months, 14 days ago

                                  Arteta quoted above as saying Saka is fine so why has fpl put yellow flag back on after removing it an hour or so ago?

                                  1. dunas_dog
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    * ignore me- was on different device that had no refreshed

                                    1. SonnyPikey
                                        3 months, 14 days ago

                                        Hehe

                                  2. Viper
                                    • 12 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    A. Havertz & Weghorst -> KDB & 4.5m striker (No hit)

                                    B. Martinelli & Havertz -> Maddison & Foden (No hit)

                                    1. Milkman Bruno
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      A

                                  3. Al-Chemy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    Would you take a hit for this?

                                    Kane, Schar and D.Luiz -> Richarlison, Matip and Foden

                                  4. Milkman Bruno
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 14 days ago

                                    TC who?

                                    A) Salah
                                    B) Son
                                    C) Mount
                                    D) Cancelo

                                    1. dunas_dog
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      A

                                    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      Definitely not Mount.

                                    3. Viper
                                      • 12 Years
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      D

                                    4. Milkman Bruno
                                      • 1 Year
                                      3 months, 14 days ago

                                      A - out of form and captained by most, tough fixture
                                      B - in form and no risk of rotation but tough fixtures
                                      C - team in poor form, hit the post yesterday and good fixtures for the double
                                      D - injuries in defence means should play both, decent fixtures