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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. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 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 rudi/james gordon saka
    G) cout madds mateta -8 to richar gordon saka

  2. Taegugk Warrior
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Chose 2 pair between theese 4.
    A. Jesus
    B. Richarlison
    C. Nketiah
    D. Pukki

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A & B

    2. Eric Banternaaa
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      AB

  3. ekul the lokonga enthusiast
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Kane cucho mateta to richarlison nketiah Jesus for -8 or nah?

  4. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Which is better ?
    A- Watkins & Gabril
    B- Nketiah & Laporte

    1. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thxx

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Eric Banternaaa
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

  5. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    For GW36 and GW38 (will FH37), currently only Cancelo as Man City cover:

    1. Jesus
    2. Richarlison

    Thanks

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      2

  6. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Transfers made ( -8 in total ). (C)ancelo and 14 x DGW players on BB. As Stevie Gerrard famously said 4 years ago, " Let's Go...! "

    😀

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Good luck

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers dude. Etc toi...! 😎

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Et**

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Worried I've not taken enough risks for a better 'upside' by taking an additional -4, but ruled against as my head would've been turned with benching headaches. Just gotta hope that both Mahrez and Nkediah (if correct spelling) fail to produce... =oS

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Good luck

  7. Moose™
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    BB36, WC37, FH38

    Ramsdale Schmeichel

    TAA Matip Cancelo Alonso Cash

    Salah Son Kulu Saka Gordon

    Watkins Richarlison Mateta

    G2G?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Looks pretty damn superb. Captaining whom...?

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I would like to get Nketiah instead of Mateta. But, short by 0.1. You cant have everybody tho lol

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I wanted him too, but would most likely have to bench him (or Saka) next GW, so voted against it. Hoping that clown Weghorst can somehow get a return. Bookies have Arsenal expecting to score 3 against Leeds, so it could be a case of me half behind the sofa on Sun!

      2. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Oh I am captaining either Salah or Saka. Cancelo also in the list

  8. TSN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    BB36

    schmeichel - foster
    TAA - cancelo - matip - alonso - holgate
    son - salah - maddison - saka - gordon
    rich - pukki - nketiah

    good enough? any advice?

    Cheers.

    1. Moose™
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Concerns on Maddy’s minutes. Other than that, g2g

      1. TSN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        i'm trying to find best mid option around 6.0, if i can downgrade maddy, i can change holgate to a better def

      2. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Why are there concerns on maddy's minutes ?

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Gtg, solid

  9. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is it correct that we don’t get the conclusion about Richarlison yet?

    1. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I’ve not heard anything concrete. Feeling quite lucky as he’s not a player I’d be getting regardless

  10. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Out: CR7, Broja, Raph, Amartey
    In: Dennis, Nketiah, Son, Laporte

    For -8, yes or no?
    Cheers

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      8 appearances versus a likely 4 appearances. Looks good...!

    2. Moose™
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes imo

  11. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How many games out of 4 do we think vardy will play on the next 2 gws?

    1. TSN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      one and a half

    2. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      2

    3. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      One and a half.

  12. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If chasing:

    1. Jesus
    2. Richarlison

    Will FH37 with Richa FWIW

    1. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Jesus

  13. TSN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    rich or watkins? or ings?

  14. The White Pele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Sa to Schmeichel worth -4?

    1. TSN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      yess

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      yes

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yaaay

    4. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Probably just about works out

    5. The White Pele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      thanks all.

  15. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Current team:

    Schmeichel
    Davies - Matip - Cancelo
    Salah - Mane - Mount - Foden - KDH
    Werner - Watkins

    Foster, Mateta, Cash, White

    Barely inside 1M. How's this for a hail mary?

    Werner + Watkins + Salah + Mateta
    to
    Vardy + Rich + Jesus + Diaz

    for a -8. Not much to lose at this point.

    1. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Would still keep Salah.

  16. Ragabolly
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Risers: Mané (11.8) Foden (7.9) Nketiah (5.6)

    Fallers: Raphinha (6.3) Weghorst (6.3) Fornals (5.9) Olise (5.3) Cucho (4.9)

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers Bro

    2. FCSB
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wooooo 1 up, 0 down

      1. MyNameIsRedro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This is the info I was staying up for. I’ll go to bed now

        1. FCSB
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Kilman bit dropping makes me happy

  17. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is Nketiah really going to start twice and Laca not start at all ?

    1. MyNameIsRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Probably

    2. Scheister
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Well if the last 4 matches are anything to go by…

      Suppose Laca could start 1, but would guess Nketia will get more pitch time.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      looks a risky -4 to bring him in though

      1. Scheister
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Agreed on that.

  18. Scheister
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Sorry I’ve probably missed this somewhere. Anyone know who is expected to rise/fall in price tonight??

    1. TSN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      see on comment above

    2. noquarternt
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      check up

    3. Scheister
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Ah, cheers!

    4. Scheister
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Ah I’m too late anyway. Price changes usually happen at midnight GMT or UK time?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Bit later than that. 2am, or maybe just after.

        1. Scheister
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Cheers

  19. noquarternt
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Gabriel TAA VVD
    Havertz Mount Saka Salah Kulu
    Werner Dennis

    Sa, Amartey, Coady, Broja

    1FT 2.6 ITB

    No chips this week
    What would you do? Happy to take a -4 ...Jesus, Richarlison, Sterling, Mahrez? Any of them?

    Cheers for any advice

  20. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who is better Maddy or Raph?

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      For the rest of this season, Maddy.

  21. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Once Mane rises, I'm going to have just enough to go:

    Mane (have Salah) + Werner + Watkins + Mateta >>> Saka + Richarlison + Jesus + Vardy for a -8.

    Yeah?

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Risky but could pay off.
      Mane to Diaz is something you could do to take less hits and upgrade elsewhere

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I could do the same move but with Salah > Diaz instead of Saka.

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Actually, I could do Watkins + Mateta + Mane > Jesus + Vardy + Odegaard for a -4. Might be a better shout, but I do want Diaz...

  22. klopptimusprime
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bench Boost G2G?

    Schmeichel*
    TAA* | Matip* | Cancelo* | James*
    Salah* | KDB* | Mount* | Saka*
    Watkins* | Nketiah*

    Foster* | Pukki* | KDH* | B.Davies*

    Most likely Salah (c) but plenty of options

    1. yeahbuddy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Looking good

  23. Brewstercat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Would love some help guys! BB active, 25k OR

    Not sure on Martinelli game time. Would you do Martinelli + Broja > Gordon + Nketiah for -4? Or just Broja to Nketiah?

    Kasper, Foster
    Trent cancelo Laporte Robbo cash
    Salah Saka maddison Kulu Martinelli
    Kane mateta Broja

    1. Brewstercat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      0.6 ITB*

    2. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Both are decent, prefer keeping Martinelli as he started last game and has been more explosive than Gordon this season (Everton away haven't been the best)

    3. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Do it. Seems worth the hit

    4. Brewstercat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks guys, appreciate it. Might start with Broja > Nketiah and then ponder the Gordon move.

      I’ll FH in 37 so maybe doesn’t make that transfer as important?

  24. Lallana
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Took a -12 but BB ready #ParkTheBus

    Ederson | Pickford
    Alonso | Cancelo | Laporte | Matip | Alexander-Arnold
    Coutinho | Salah (C) | Son (v) | Kuluveski | Dewsbury-Hall
    Nketiah | Watkins | Pukki

  25. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Broja to pukki for -8 on BB? Yes or No

    1. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Depends on where you are in your league. Pukki may just get double figures so ur -8 can be covered.

  26. Koolswan
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Hey everyone
    On a 2 free transfer, R James + Mount to Alonso & Saka. Is it worth the move?

    1. klopptimusprime
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Mount to Saka and do another move! James could very well outscore Alonso

  27. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Best move here for a 36BB, 37FH?

    A) COUT & Broja -> MADDISON & NKETIAH
    B) AIT-N, COUT & Broja -> LAPORTE, GORDON & NKETIAH/DENNIS (-4)
    C) AIT-N, COUT & KANE -> LAPORTE, KDB & NKETIAH (-4)

    RAMSDALE, FOSTER
    ROBBO, CANCELO, JAMES, ALONSO, AIT-N
    SALAH, MOUNT, COUT, KULU, MARTINELLI
    KANE, PUKKI, Broja

    Bank 0.0m, 2FTs, BB/FH left

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      You just missed price rise...

  28. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Foster
    Robbo Cancelo White**
    ( Chalobah Schär )
    Salah Son Maddy Mount Saka
    Toney Richa (Chuco)

    So which the best moves
    A- Toney & Chalobah >
    Nketiah & Laoporte
    Bench White

    B- Maddison > Diaz

    C- Both

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

    Which move? FH37

    a) Robbo Ramsdale to Laporte Ederson -4
    b) James to Laporte
    c) Martinelli James Ramsdale to Gordon Laporte Ederson -8
    d) Something else?

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

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

  30. Gunnerssss
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Broja and havertz to jesus and gordon for -4?