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FPL Daily: What Leicester and West Ham’s European exits mean for FPL

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points of the day in FPL Daily, a series that generally services weekdays where there is no press conference round-up or Premier League match – but we’re bringing you this European special tonight.

For a round-up of the day’s stand-out team news from Thursday’s pre-match pressers, click here.

CITY TO FACE FULL-STRENGTH WEST HAM IN GAMEWEEK 37?

West Ham United’s exit from the semi-final of the UEFA Europa League could be significant for the title race and owners of Manchester City assets.

The Hammers will face Pep Guardiola’s side in Gameweek 37 but had they beaten Eintracht Frankfurt over two legs, they would have had a Europa League final to contest three days after the City game – so we’d have surely seen some key players rested in the league.

Now, however, West Ham are free to focus their minds on the Premier League again and a push for either UEFA Europa League or Conference League qualification.

And David Moyes’s side potentially being at full strength in Gameweek 37 would, perhaps, make Free Hitters think twice about tripling up on City assets, particularly when five teams (of admittedly lesser quality) elsewhere are doubling.

LEICESTER’S ‘DOUBLE DOUBLE’ MORE APPEALING?

Not many Fantasy managers will be interested in West Ham assets at present, given their lack of a Double Gameweek, but Leicester are a different matter altogether.

They ‘double’ in both Gameweek 36 and 37, play four of the bottom six in the run-in and face Chelsea five days after the Blues have been in FA Cup final action.

Ongoing involvement in the Europa Conference League would have perhaps seen Brendan Rodgers handle some of his key assets carefully during the final three Gameweeks but the Foxes were dumped out of the competition by Roma on Thursday, so the focus now switches back to domestic matters.

A European qualification spot remains a long shot – they can, just about, still catch West Ham – but Rodgers is nevertheless intent on finishing the season strongly.

“Over the last couple of seasons, European football will have opened their eyes. A lot of them had never experienced that before. Especially this season, coming deep into a European competition is great experience for them.

“They’ll be reborn again next year with that notion that they can look to qualify for Europe and have many more nights. You lose, but you really learn, and I’m sure the players will learn tonight.

“We want to finish the season as strong as we can, as best as we can. We wanted to reach the final… we haven’t done that, but every game now is very, very important for us and we’ll look to show a good reaction and finish the season as high as we can.” – Brendan Rodgers

Managed minutes may still be the order of the day for some players this weekend, with the Everton game taking place less than 72 hours after this one, and it may be the case that injury-prone assets like Jonny Evans (£5.4m) are still handled carefully for the rest of the season.

After the Everton game, however, a Wednesday-Sunday-Thursday turnaround for the second part of Gameweek 36 and all of Double Gameweek 37 is fairly generous and should ensure plenty of game-time for James Maddison (£6.9m) and co.

Maddison and Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) both got lasted the full match in Rome, with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (£4.4m) handed 77 minutes.

FOXES’ DEAD-BALL WEAKNESS

As any Leicester fan will tell you, defending set plays has been a real problem for the Foxes in 2021/22.

No side has allowed more chances to be created from dead-ball situations, while their expected goals conceded (xGC) tally from set plays is also a league-worst.

True to form, the goal they conceded against Roma was from a corner.

The ongoing fallibility and Rodgers’ rather defeatist comments about fixing it will perhaps be of encouragement to owners of Anthony Gordon (£4.6m), the corner-taking budget midfielder whose Everton side face Leicester on Sunday.

“The corner’s been an Achilles heel for us all season to be perfectly honest, so to concede the goal in that manner was hugely disappointing.

“It’s been an issue for us all season. We clearly lack physicality. The courage is there for the players, but clearly, within the team, especially with Wilf [Ndidi] missing, we don’t have the physicality in the team. That has been a problem for us all season. We’ve tried man-marking, we’ve tried zonal, but it’s too easy to score.” – Brendan Rodgers


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414 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Maddison or Diaz, lads??

    Cheeeeeeers.

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Diaz

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      diaz

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

      Díaz

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That settles that, then*

        * I'll be back on to complain if and when it turns out to.be the wrong move... 😆 :lol

    4. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Diaz

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

      Maddison ... nah .... I wish I had Diaz. I am stuck with Maddison, worthless player right now. Injury prone, fatigue prone and on a tinkering, rotating team. I am lucky I did not get another fox

  2. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any news on the White man?

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

    BB #GW36
    1 FT
    0.4m ITB

    Ramsdale
    James Robertson Alonso Cancelo Cash
    Salah Saka Havertz Barnes
    Kane

    Dubravka Ramsey Werghorst Broja

    Thinking about taking a -8 to get a full 15 players?

    Any advice would be great

    Cheers

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      whats the planned moves for -8 ?

      1. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Dubravka, Weghorst and Broja out for 1 of Foster, Schmeichel, Pickford in goal and 2 of Pukki, Nketiah, or Dennis up front.

  4. ZimZalabim
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Schmeichel
    Taa, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso
    Salah, Son, Sterling, Jota, Gordon
    Pukki
    Foster Dennis Nketiah Davies

    On BB and FH37

    A. Jota to Diaz
    B. Jota and Sterling to Diaz and Mahrez (-4)
    C. Jota and Sterling to Saka and KDB (-4)
    D. Jota, Sterling and Laporte to Diaz, KDB and any def upto 4.9m (-8)

    1. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      None of the above. Keep Jota.

      1. Snake Juice
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        But C looks the best

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C

  5. putana
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    is holgate nailed for everton?

    1. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wait for more updates on Godfrey

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes.

      Godfrey out for weeks.

  6. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Keep Fofana for BBGW36 now Leics out of Europe? Or roll the dice on Tavera (ARS)

    1. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Tavares

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He'll *probs* play the second. Reckon Söyuncu and Amartey get the EVE fixture.

  7. Aussie Rules
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Schmeichel or Pickford rest of season?

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pickford

    2. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pickford

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

      Pickford

  8. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who to Sell From 1 or 2
    1- Mount
    2- Maddison
    Who to Buy A or B
    A- Mahrez
    B- Luis Díaz

    1. Aussie Rules
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Is there a need to make a change there? If you want though, 1A

    2. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      2 b

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

      Not a lot in it -but 2B

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thxxx

  9. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Schar, Broja --> Mykolenko, Nkeitiah for -4?
    (On bench boost)

    1. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I like this, but Tavares for Mykolenko (unless you're already maxed out on Arsenal)

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ah yes, I could get Tavares. Cheers

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

        everton more likely for cleansheets than arsenal

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes to Nketiah but not so sure on the other guy

    3. Koolswan
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Seems good

  10. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    For the next 2gw who is the better pick

    A. Foden
    B. Mahrez

    1. Snake Juice
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Roll the dice on Mahrez

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I was always on foden but 120 mins worries me....mahrez has always burnt me on the past but it'd the more exciting pick!

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think Foden

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

      i think mahrez is a great pick

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez

    5. McGurn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      More upside on Mahrez

    6. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  11. GREEN JUMPERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best pair for GW36

    Nketiah + Mahrez (-4)
    Jesus + Gordon (-4)
    Nketiah + Havertz (no hit)

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      1

    2. noissimbus
        3 months, 4 days ago

        J+G imo

    3. cruzex
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Anyone on FH, thinking to buy pukky?

      My team atm

      Kasper
      Cancelo taa matip
      Kdb (c) salah Sterling Saka mount
      Pukky nkeitiah

    4. cutch
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Have prices already updated?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No after one hour

    5. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Dubravka to Pickford for a -8 if bench boosting?

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah.

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

      If you had no other moves to make would you switch Watkins to Richarlison?

      1. noissimbus
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Sideways move imo

        • Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Bah, I got both in partly because I couldn’t decide

      2. Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        BB36 active, FH37/38

        Foster schmikl - taylor laporte cancelo alonso taa - salah son mount cout madds - nketiah mateta toney, cout taylor -4 to:

        A) saka 4.8def. (holgate)
        B) gordon 6.9def. (james rudi vvd)
        C) mateta cout -4 to richar gordon
        D) + mateta -8 to richar gordon 4.7def. (holgate/chambers)
        E) + mateta -8 to puki gordon rudi
        F) + madds -8 to richar gordon saka

      3. Nightf0x
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is richar safe from the ban or still ?

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I'm curious about this too!

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

        how often do players drop in price when below -100?

      5. Taegugk Warrior
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No love for vardy.?

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Looks a much proposition on FPL than he did a few hours ago.

        2. Ooh Ah Cantona
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I'm triple captaining him 😀

      6. Monya Meow Meow
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Wanting to ship Werner for either one below:

        A) Richa
        B) Jesus

        Have Cancelo & Gordon if that matters

        1. cruzex
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Why not pukky?

          1. Monya Meow Meow
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Already have Pukki mate, thanks

        2. Koolswan
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Richarlison as long as he doesn't get the ban

          1. Monya Meow Meow
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            When will we knows about this ban?

      7. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Toney & Chalobah >
        Nketiah & Laporte
        For -4
        Yaaay
        Nope

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I'd definitely do that.

        2. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Give me your thoughts on below, dude... 🙂 😎

        3. GreatCarragherReef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          For sure

        4. Koolswan
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yay

      8. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Weghorst + Richarlison OR Nketiah + Richarlison-4 (plus benching headaches in 37)

        The second one would allow me to go Mahrez over Diaz.

        Weggy could easily match Nketiah with AVL against Nketiah's tot and LEE...

        What you think?

        1. C0YS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          B. Weghorst is never a good idea

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I have him already and can easily bench next GW.

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          So pick first one and I feel that Diaz is better than mahrez with a little bit

        3. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I sold weghorst this week. Keeps getting pulled off around 60mins; other players are scoring goals. It’s just not working for him

      9. FCSB
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ramsdale
        TAA Matip Alonso
        Salah Son Saka Mount KDH
        Kane Nketiah

        Dubravka Broja Schar Kilman

        1FT, 0itb

        Thinking of doing:

        Kilman Kane >> Cancelo Jesus / Richarlison (-4)

        Good, or something else?

        Thanks

      10. Lallana
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Who scores more on Bench Boost?

        1) De Bruyne, Tsimikas (could play one game), James (Matip instead?)
        2) Coutinho, TAA, Laporte (got Ederson/Cancelo)

        1. GreatCarragherReef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Prefer 2 personally

      11. GreatCarragherReef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Any ideas here for bench boost? Obvious option is Weghorst + White ——> Nketiah + Matip but really want Richardson in
        0 itb

        Sa, Foster
        Alonso, Cash, Laporte, TAA, White
        Salah, Saka, Kulu, Maddison, Coutinho
        Kane, Dennis, Weghorst

        1. Lallana
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Think Richarlison is nice to get in but those moves are great

          1. GreatCarragherReef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers. Thoughts on Kane, Weghorst, White —-> Jesus, Richardson, Matip (-8)?

            1. Lallana
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              If you're catching up, this is better. But the safer option is the -4.

      12. C0YS
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Best move to free up some funds?

        A) Maddison -> Rodrigo
        B) Maddison -> Gordon
        C) James -> Alonso
        D) Robbo -> Matip

        1. GreatCarragherReef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Probably c or d

      13. Buck The Trent
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Gordon (set pieces etc) or KDH + 4?

        1. GreatCarragherReef
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Kdh

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

        Is these moves worth the hit
        A: Ederson, Son and Richarlison In for Kane, Ramsdale and Maddison (-8)
        or
        B: Nketiah and Ederson in for Ramsdale and weghorst (-4)

        Thx

        1. Koolswan
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          B for sure

      15. Gunnerssss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        SA
        Rjames cancelo dier
        Sterling martinelli saka havertz jota
        Kane richar

        Subs dubravka telles saiss broja

        Havent do anything yet, what should i do? Thinking telles to matip for free..
        Or havertz to gordon

      16. TSN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        when will the price change?

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Should be soon here...