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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. tc93
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    BB 36 (and FH 37). 2FT, 0.0 ITB. Quick 1, 2 or 3 lads:

    1) Greenwood + Barnes + Broja + Schar --> Nketiah + Gordon + Pukki + Holgate/Fofana (for -8)

    2) Kane + Broja + Barnes + Mount + Schar --> Richarlison + Nketiah + KDB + Gordon + Laporte (for -12)

    3) Mount + Barnes + Broja + Schar --> Foden + Gordon + Nketiah + Cash (for -8).

    Rest of team:
    Ramsdale / Foster
    TAA / Robbo / Cancelo / James / Schar
    Salah / Mount / Barnes / Kulisevski / Saka
    Kane / Greenwood / Broja

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

    Best option:

    A. Coady to Cash
    B. Coady to Matip
    C. Coady to Cancelo and Barnes to Gordon for -4
    D. Save FT (and play Coady and Barnes)

    1. JAYPEE
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. tibollom
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

  3. JAYPEE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on these for the next two weeks:
    For GW36 BB is active
    Raphinha and White -> Gordon and Laporte (-8)
    For GW37
    Kulu and Kane -> Son and Richarlison (-4)

    What you reckon?

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

      not a fan of -8pts to be honest. are you chasing?

  4. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Are price changes still a thing?
    Or has the wiget just not been changed for ages?

  5. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    amsdale
    Taa-Cancelo-Laporte-White
    Maddison-Salah-Coutinho-Saka-foden
    Kane

    Fofana-Mateta

    Which move would you do?
    Thanaks in advance

    a)white > Alonso
    B) Cout + Mateta > Richarlison + (Gordon) -4
    C) Cout + Kane > Son + Rich (/4)
    D) White + Cout + Kane > Alonso + Son + Rich (-8)

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

      a

  6. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Best defender under 5.4m for the dgw?

    Schmeichel dubravka
    Robertson cancelo XXXX white schar

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

      well id get rid of Schar first mate... Matip is 5.2

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Cheers. Need the funds to get a decent defender for the dgw, so have to dump tark before schar.

  7. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Priced out of all the moves i was considering. Back to the drawing board

  8. Somnus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    0FT remaining. Would you do 1 or more of these for a hit each?

    A) James -> Dias/Laporte
    B) Sa -> Schmeichel
    C) Havertz -> Foden
    D) Broja -> Nketiah (would mean benching another dgw)

    Sa
    TAA, Cancelo, James, Cash
    Salah, Son, Havertz, Saka
    Pukki, Richarlison

    Subs: Dubravka, Ramsey, Broja, Schar

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

      C

    2. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Suspect both Chelsea players will play one game each. Is this worth a hit to someone who also could only play one game? Who knows?

  9. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Do we think KDH will play both games? Got 2 FTs (BB36, FH37)..

    Currently doing Schar + Havertz to Matip + Saka, will have 1.5m to upgrade KDH or Pukki (Watkins/Richa?) for -4 if needed?

    Schemeicel Foster
    Taa cancelo laporte alonso schar
    salah kulu kdb havertz kdh
    dennis pukki nketiah

    1. Somnus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      KDH: played 77 minutes during the week, so gets either he starts and gets taken off, or he gets 30 as a sub.

      Rich > Watkins, but I also don't mind Pukki for this week. Not sure i'd take the hit

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

        thanks mate appreciate the feedback... just did my 2 FTs.. might just leave as is then..

      2. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Do you think that someone like Grey/gordon would be worht a hit to repalce KDH? Have 5.9 budget to upgrade him but for a hit

  10. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Mahrez or Foden?

    Thanks

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

      riad i guess

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

      Foden

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Cork

  11. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Does Vardy fie enough to play 90 minutes last night portend a haul at home to Norwich next Wednesday?

  12. akhilrajau
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If i have KDH is it necessary to mobe to Gordan?

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

      no, hardly any difference in their points potential

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

    Lose 2 of:

    Mount
    Havertz
    Werner

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

      H & W

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

    Been working on a plan to get Son into my team for GW38. Good plan - yay or nay?

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

    Transfers:
    GW36: Martinelli & James to Gordon & Laporte -4
    GW37: FH
    GW38: Cout & TAA to Son & Matip -4

  15. Mayo for Sam
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    1ft 1.5itb (BB active)

    Schmeichel
    Alonso Robertson Cancelo
    Salah Son Mount Coutinho Bernardo
    Pukki Nketiah

    Foster Dennis Bavis Amartey

    A Amartey > Matip
    B Amartey > Cash
    Any other suggestions?

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

      A

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A with FH , B without

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Any help appreciated, A or B?

    A) Sanchez to Pickford
    B) Lamptey to Ake

    1. George James
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

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

      A

    3. Athletico Timbo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

  17. George James
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    On BB with this lot below.

    Anything worth some hits? 0.2ITB

    Pickford • Sanchez
    James • Alonso • Cancelo • White* • Davies
    Salah • Kulu • Ramsey • Havertz • Saka
    Kane • Nketiah • Richarlison.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Ramsey to Gordon?

      1. George James
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Surely not worth a hit? With Ramsey having a great DGW in 37 I’m keeping

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

    PLEASE HELP. What would u do?

    Schmeichel (Foster)
    Cancelo James Sessegnon (Keane, Tsim)
    Salah Saka Madd Mount Kulu
    Kane Dennis (Broja)

    a) BB. Kane, Broja, Tsim -> Jesus, Nketiah, Robertson (-8pts)
    b) BB. Kane, Broja, Tsim -> Jesus, Rich, Cash/Matip (-8pts)
    c) BB. Kane, Tsim -> Jesus, Robertson (-4pts)
    d) TC Salah. Kane -> Jesus
    e) TC Salah. Kane, Mount - > Rich, KDB (-4pts)
    f) TC Salah
    g) do nothing, just C Salah

    1. George James
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      F

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      E

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

      TC in GW38.

      BB Tsi Maddi Broja to Gordon Nketiah Matip

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

        You think Madd dgw with easy home games can fail so badly?

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

          Don't think he will get the minutes. Maybe one game? Need nailed on players.

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

            true

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

              Laca wont danger Nketiah?

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

                I think Nketiah has the striker spot

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Why what will Maddison be getting rested for?

  19. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Do you think Son gets any returns in the two games?

    Thinking of Son > KDB

    A. Yes
    B. No don't do it.

    Thanks

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      B

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

      B - you will want him for GW38

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yeah I think he'll bang another double digiter against Arsenal. Warming up to capping him over KDB unless Pep says he's 100% fit

  20. Al Pacho
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Kasper
      TAA cancelo Alonso cash
      Salah son foden mount
      Nketiah Watkins

      Bench: foster Gordon Dennis white
      GW 36- BB
      GW 37-FH

      A) Watkins, foden, white out
      Jesus, saka, matip in -8

      B) Watkins, foden, white out
      Jesus, Maddison, matip in -8

      C) Watkins, foden , white out
      Jesus, odegaard, VVD in -8

      D) Save FT

      Need ur help guys! Appreciate any opinions,
      Thanks !

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        D

        1. Al Pacho
            3 months, 12 days ago

            White is injured. Who is the best replacement?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              How much itb?

              1. Al Pacho
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  1.3 ITB

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Just do white to Matip

              2. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Is he confirmed out now?

        2. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Pope* Dub
          TAA James Alonso Cash Schar*
          Salah Saka Kulu Havertz Ramsey
          Kane Pukki Broja*

          2 FT 0.1 ITB. Will use BB.

          Around 300k and have nothing to lose or play for really. What bold moves can I make? 😀

        3. tibollom
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          BB activated (FH37).. G2G or take a hit to upgrade either KDH/Pukki? (1.5 ITB)...

          Schmeicel FOster
          Taa cancelo laporte matip alonson
          salah(c) Kulu Saka KDB KDH
          Dennis Pukki Nketiah

        4. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Evening all. Bench boost set. Worth a transfer anywhere? 0.3m ITB. Fofana out? Mateta out? Cheers.

          Schmeichel
          Cancelo - Robbo - Laporte
          Coutinho - Saka - Salah - Mount - KDB
          Nkeitah - Mateta

          (Foster) - Pukki - Matip - Fofana

        5. Eleven Hag
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Do we expect Madison to play both games now that they are out of Europe?

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

            one and a half probably

            might play both in next DGW

        6. estheblessed
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          FH team... How's it looking? Any doubts?

          Schmeical
          VVD, Robertson, Cancelo, Alonso
          KDB, Salah, Mount, Kulu, Saka
          Nketiah

          Foster, Pukki, Gelhardt, Williams

          1. Athletico Timbo
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Good chance Robertson will be rested imo

          2. BremerHB
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            I'd want Richarlison, TAA and a second City defender in a FH team.

        7. Bishopool
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          a) Kane
          b) Jesus

          1. Athletico Timbo
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 12 days ago

            A

        8. Athletico Timbo
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 12 days ago

          What do you think of this FH team?

          Schmeichel
          TAA Dias Laporte Holgate
          Mane Son KdB Diaz Saka
          Richarlison

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

            Strong team

            1. Athletico Timbo
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Now I just need to pick a captain

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

            Strong team. Why not Cancelo instaed of Dias or Laporte?

            1. Athletico Timbo
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              One assist in 12 games and the price restricts the rest of the team. Feel Dias is the best goal threat at the moment followed by Laporte.

        9. FPL_Bharat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Moring dzz, planning to do Bruno > Salah as 1 of my FT's and need to figure out how many other moves to make to fund the 0.7m diff. will FH37

          Ramsdale
          Taa Cancelo James Alonso Robbo
          Salah Saka Son Mount --- Kulu
          Weg -- Broja Forde

          A: Weg >> Nketiah....means no city attacker
          B: Weg + Mount + Robbo >> Nketiah + Mahrez/Jota + Laporte (-8)
          C: Weg + Mount >> Gordon + Jesus (-4)....Start one of Gordon/Kulu

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wait for pressers

        10. No Salah
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Good luck all for the final three GWs guys!

          Would you consider any of below moves for -4?

          Ramsdale to schemeichel ( both dgw)
          Mount to Foden
          Mount to Luis Dias
          James to Laporte

          Thanks

        11. Hazardous1983
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Kdb or son on fh

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

            Kdb