Scout Notes

Laporte injury latest as De Bruyne hauls: FPL notes

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Wednesday’s four Double Gameweek 36 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

INJURIES AND BANS

Manchester City’s injury crisis may have gotten worse on Wednesday. Already without three defenders for the run-in, the Citizens lost both of their starting centre-halves to injury at Molineux and had to call upon a half-fit Nathan Ake as a substitute.

Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) and Fernandinho (£4.7m) are the men in question and Pep Guardiola was unsure about whether he will have the pair available in Gameweek 37.

“Well, apparently it doesn’t look good. I would say some muscular problems for Fernandinho, and it will be difficult for Sunday. Aymer had a tough knock on his knee, and we have just four days so we will see how they recover for Sunday.” – Pep Guardiola

The match between Leeds United and Chelsea proved to be damaging for both clubs from an injury perspective, meanwhile.

Daniel James (£6.0m) will miss the rest of the season after being dismissed for a foul on Mateo Kovacic, who sustained an ankle injury in the process and is now “very unlikely” to be fit for the FA Cup final.

Leeds also lost Jack Harrison (£5.5m) to a “contusion”, although Raphinha‘s (£6.3m) exit was merely to do with cramp.

Elsewhere, Wesley Fofana (£4.3m) withdrew from the Leicester squad to face Norwich because of calf tightness but Brendan Rodgers said the centre-half “will be fine for the weekend”.

FPL TALKING POINTS

De Bruyne Brilliance – But City Defence Down to Bare Bones

Anyone planning to Free Hit without Kevin De Bruyne (£12.0m) in Gameweek 37 may have had cause for contemplation after the Belgian went goal-mad at Molineux.

De Bruyne, flitting between a number 10 position and a false nine (something he might not be doing as much of next season once Erling Haaland is aboard), was in unchartered territory as he scored four goals against Wolves, narrowly missing out on FPL history as he signed off for the Gameweek with 30 points.

Son Heung-min‘s (£11.0m) purple patch of form has been widely hailed but De Bruyne is in equally good nick, level with the South Korean for attacking returns (20) from Gameweek 17 onwards and ahead of him for points.

Above: De Bruyne leads every other Premier League player for FPL points since his season was kickstarted in Gameweek 17’s win over Leeds United

Only owned by 18.25% of the top 10k heading into Gameweek 36, he may be just as much of a differential in Gameweek 37 due to the lack of a ‘double’ for City and their fixture being one of the trickiest on paper.

Of more concern for Sunday’s match will be the clean sheet potential for Joao Cancelo (£7.3m) and co: not only do West Ham boast the division’s best goals scored and xG totals outside of the ‘big six’, City could be down as many as six defenders in east London.

At least predicting the starting defence at West Ham will be pretty easy, something that isn’t true for the positions further forward. A midweek benching for Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m) had been widely tipped after the Brazilian’s long unbroken run of starts but expectations that Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) would feature were wide of the mark as he was named among the substitutes for the fourth league match in a row.

CHELSEA On the brink of UCL Qualification

Chelsea’s win over Leeds means that they are effectively one point away from ensuring qualification to next season’s UEFA Champions League, such is their superior goal difference to the north London sides.

The Blues will have their passage confirmed if Spurs fail to beat their local rivals on Thursday.

Second-guessing Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI in Gameweek 37, for a match that will take place well into next week, may be even trickier, as the visit of Leicester will be a dead rubber if Spurs and/or Arsenal slip up in the coming week.

Underscoring their impressive if stop-start campaigns, and reminding us of the risk in going without either player in Gameweek 37, it was Mason Mount (£7.7m) and Reece James (£6.4m) who helped do the damage against Leeds. While the odd substitute appearance can be hard to swallow, the pair are averaging 6.2 and 6.3 points per start this season, a very good return indeed for mid-price options.

James was stationed at right wing-back again, with the extra attacking onus in that role helping him create five chances (one of which was an assist for Mount) en route to yet more bonus points.

MORE PITCH-TIME FOR GELHARDT?

Anyone looking for the cheapest possible playing forward for the last two Gameweeks might have had their interest piqued by developments at Elland Road.

James’s suspension and a possible injury to Harrison, coupled with Patrick Bamford‘s (£7.7m) ongoing absence, could elevate the chances of further run-outs for Joe Gelhardt (£4.7m). A starter against Arsenal on Sunday before an early red card saw him unfortunately hooked as part of a system change, he was back among the substitutes against Chelsea but again came off the bench to feature.

Gelhardt has now been handed pitch-time in eight of the 10 matches that Jesse Marsch has overseen.

SECOND THOUGHTS OVER EVERTON ATTACK?

Many of us will be doubling or tripling up on Everton assets ahead of Double Gameweek 37, with Richarlison (£7.6m) even leading the way in our captain poll.

The fact that both of the Toffees’ Gameweek 37 matches are on home soil, where they have been pretty good of late, is an added incentive.

But it’s worth reiterating that the goals haven’t exactly flowed under Frank Lampard, with only the bottom two scoring on fewer occasions than Everton since the change in management. They are ranked 20th for big chances created in that time, too, failing to create a single gilt-edged opportunity against relegated Watford on Wednesday.

The defence is looking more solid at least, with three clean sheets and only four goals conceded in their last six matches.

A move to a wing-back system has helped tighten things up but it has also unshackled Vitalli Mykolenko (£4.9m) a bit, with the Ukrainian (whose advanced average position is seen below) getting forward to rack up three goal attempts at Vicarage Road.

VARDY VARIANCE

Going big on FPL ‘differentials’ too early and too recklessly can derail a season but we’re into last-chance saloon territory for any FPL manager wanting to roll the dice to boost a rank or win a mini-league.

Owned by just 0.27% of the top 10k, Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) fits the ‘desperate gamble’ bill. Looking sharp on Wednesday and registering more goal attempts (seven) than anyone else in the division in midweek, he bagged twice against Norwich and could have had other/further goals, forcing a stop from Angus Gunn (£4.0m) with a big chance early in the match. His first goal owed much to a deflection but his peeling off the last man for both strikes was vintage Vardy, and he’ll face ropey backlines in the form of Watford and Southampton in two of his last three fixtures.

Whether or not he can string together three more successive starts in the space of a week is the next question but the Wednesday-Sunday-Thursday turnaround in Gameweeks 36-37 is more generous than the Foxes have become accustomed to in Europe.


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663 Comments Post a Comment
  1. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    If FA Cup final goes to extra time and City win vs West Ham, genuinely think Trent and Salah could be rested. Scared of injuries for CL final. Suppose they could do vs Wolves depending on City scoreline vs Villa

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      I don’t think they rest, Saints are the type of team you could beat 9-0

      1. adstomko
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        True. A little tempter to swap KDB to Salah

  2. No Need
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Hope I get a few people in for my new book release today: 'How To Lose a 65 point ML Lead in 3 hours'

    1. Peps Pups
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      haha shame XD

    2. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 12 hours ago

      Got you beat…from 75 points up, to 15 points down!

  3. Wardinator
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on my Free Hit team?……

    Pickford
    VVD. Cash. Digne.
    KDB. Salah. Son. Zaha. Gordon.
    Vardy. Richarlison.

    (steele, Armartey, richardson, Tsimikas)

    1. adstomko
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Reckon Mané is a good differential pick over Salah. More in-form too

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      You sure about vardy??

      Not ings or Watkins?

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Looks good. Tempted by the Villa double defence myself. You could look at Salah to Mane and then Gordon to Ings?

    4. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      I stopped reading at Digne

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    FH essentials? List them below 🙂

    1. adstomko
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Coutinho, Cancelo, KDB, Richarlison, LIV attacker

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Coutinho out of form and you have him number 1 on your list. he is not nailed as well

        1. adstomko
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 14 hours ago

          Just because I typed him first doesn't mean he's my no.1 choice pal.

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            0 goals or assists in 8 games. and has looked very poor last games. no go for me

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Still thinking and want to go into 10k

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        Yh it’s tough… going to be a huge week if right or wrong. Went from 120k to 47k this week so would love to stay inside top 50k

    3. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Pickford, Digne/Cash, Son, Richarlison, Watkins if fit
      something from Liverpool

  5. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    In 16 FPL seasons last night was the worst experience of playing the game I’ve ever had! I had removed KdB(c) for Salah(c) for a hit bringing in Richarlison alongside!

    It unfolded like this. I’d removed Salah for Bruno(c) over the double, then held him an extra week for the double double. No returns whilst Ronaldo hauled. In between I got Werner in for Lacazette for his double and he blanked too. This used up my 0.3m which would enable Bruno back out for Salah.

    Instead of taking a hit last week I got KdB in. Who didn’t play! Then City got turned over by Madrid and I was convinced this would affect them and Liverpool buoyant after their CL win would come out and go for the jugular v Spurs. We all know Salah has been useless since Afcon and I’d talked myself into just going with Trent & Robbo until all the EO chatter on Salah captaincy started and at 12.30 on Saturday I got cold feet on the idea!

    Never made such a bad call. 53 points down and dropped from 290k to 440k currently.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      I got Bruno for that first double too, luckily swiched to Ronaldo for his 16 points in gw34, and then got KdB in gw35 in which he blanked but captained this week.

  6. dshv
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Coutinho or zaha (will get watkins Or Ings also)

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Zaha

  7. SINGH
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    I am leading off all my mini leagues by at least 140 points.

    2 games left so I am not worried as no one will catch up. Can mess around on the FH this week.

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Yeah have some fun with it. Any punts in mind?

    2. NZREDS
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Cool story bro

    3. Shineonme
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      I'm leading in all my mini leagues but 2nd in one of my head to heads, being 12 pts behind. Would be nice to finish top of all my leagues. OR atm 2,519 standing just inside 10,000

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Yeah, it's not often people make a net 100 point leap in one evening.

  8. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    on FH;

    a) Robertson Gordon
    or
    b) Mykolenko Maddison

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      a

    2. adstomko
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      B. Reckon Tsimikas might play

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 14 hours ago

        then get Tsimikas as fodder, easy

      2. ebb2sparky
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Robbo was rested in the last game and subbed off early in the game before that. Unless the cup final goes to extra time or he’s carrying a knock I don’t see him being benched in GW37

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      A

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      A

  9. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Just a thought.
    If Man City beat West Ham on Sunday I think that you could have significantly different alternative Liverpool teams for the Southampton match. City will be 3 points ahead and at least an 8 better goal difference. On one hand Klopp might go all out to beat Southampton by as big a margin as possible or, if Klopp decided the league has gone, he might put out a "compromise" team with one eye on the Champions League final.
    Faulty thinking?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      I reckon he goes for the massive margin of victory, can’t see him conceding the league against a team that has lost 9-0 in consecutive seasons. Salah(c) looking like the right play.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Yeah, Klopp ain't giving up on the league with 2 games to go.

    3. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      I think both KDB and Salah are needed in GW38 as both teams hammer it out for goal difference.

  10. RedRo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Frenkie De Jong to Utd. Next season already shaping up really interesting in terms of PL/FPL

  11. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    What to do with this mess, my transfers ahead and in prep for DGW37 haven't paid off at all: Ramsey & Mina injured and DCL & Coutinho not performing at all.

    Also have benching headache for front 8.

    Ramsdale/(Dubravka)
    TAA, Cancelo, MINA*, (Schar), (Kilman)
    Ramsey*, Kulu, KDB, Coutinho*, Saka
    Jesus, DCL*, Kane
    0.2itb

  12. Donny_Rover
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    Probably a bit knee jerk after Vardy’s double last night but what about this for a (slightly differential) FH team?

    Pickford
    Robertson Cash Digne (Mitchell £4.5m)
    Son KDB Jota Zaha (Gordon)
    Ings/Watkins Vardy Richarlison

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      well its a gamble, Jota might not play and if Salah hauls you lose lots of places. Surely Jota comes in as sub at least so Gordon wont come in.

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Very similar to mine.

      Pickford
      Robbo Cash Andersen (Amartey Tsimi)
      KDB Son Diaz Zaha (Gordon)
      Vardy(c) Ings Richarlison.

      Absolutely mortified I didn’t follow my gut this week and Cap KDB (who I had it on all week but changed to Salah last minute!)

      Vardy Captain this week, and prefer Diaz to Jota but see how pool line up in the cup final.

  13. dshv
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 14 hours ago

    On fh

    Ings or Watkins ?

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 14 hours ago

      Watkins if fit

  14. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Ive been saying for a long time now that I believe the captaincy rule adds another layer of variance to the game which pushes it more towards luck than skill and therefore I would like to see it got rid of.

    Although I landed on the right side of this last night with KDB (C) which is obviously pleasing, my stance is still the same. I was on the wrong end of it in GW9 when I went against Salah and captained Havertz and similar to that occasion, last night was another example of how brutal the swings can be when we have this captaincy dynamic.

    You could be have been grafting away over the last few months carefully planning chips and transfers and progressing towards your rank or mini league goal and then in one game, one player takes a wrecking ball to your season. Its ridiculous.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      It’s the game I guess. Getting them right is what makes the difference… tough but it’s the same for everyone throughout all gameweeks. I get your point but don’t think it should be got rid of. It’s a fun element and a big decision every week which adds more fun and nerves!

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        The main issue I have is that you can be unfairly punished for a 50/50 call thats gone the wrong way and I dont subscribe to the view that its the same for everyone and luck evens out over the season as it invariably doesn't.

        If you make a bad decision and get punished thats one thing but when the decision was sound and logical its hard to take. Having no captain would eliminate this variance.

        Look at the difference this week between Salah and KDB. Both good picks but Salah gets 3 and KDB gets 30.

        Yes some could try and make the argument that maybe Salah has looked a little off of late but people were saying the same before he got 19pts against Utd the other week and nobody anticipated him being benched against Villa.

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          How many decisions are really 50/50 though? Sometimes feel like this line is just a way of denying responsibility

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 13 hours ago

          Also Salah/KDB was nowhere near 50-50 for me. He's been more than a little off for quite some time

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 13 hours ago

            never 50/50. Liverpool has to play in two cups and City can only focus the league so there was always risk of rotation. City more hungry for goals and winning league as well

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Nonsense.

      It adds a bit of fun and spice.

      If you're on 2,450 points or so captaining KDB gave 30 extra this gw.

      Or Sterling 28 extra.

      Or on a TC those again.

      It's a hobby to get some points in football. What is the top prize anyway? It's just for fun.

      Or not as the case may be!

    3. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      On the flip side, it gives people trailing the chance to catch up, rather than having no hope.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        but the fact they are trailing in the first place could likely be down to being on the wrong end of captain variance earlier in the season which would not have occurred if there was no captain.

    4. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      I TC'ed KDB this week. It's the only good result I had, all my other transfers and planning went wrong. So even's out and have a small green arrow. Coudl go red again if Son hauls tonight.

    5. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      I think it's an essential part of the game and the variance/huge swings are one of the things that make it so compelling.

      That said, they do indeed make it a game where luck plays a significantly bigger factor than skill, particularly when it comes to the highest ranks.

      I think the game should be what it is but people should accept that it is hugely based on luck (and not invest too much time in it, which many of us here are guilty of, because time spent does not increase success). Even the elite managers will eventually regress to the mean.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Agreed.

        Luck plays a big part. And all the research and careful planning makes only a slight difference. We all overestimate our own ability and control as FPL managers.

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Yeah I would agree. It does add spice and excitement but as you said and is actually my main point, it pushes the game further towards the luck end of the barometer than the skill end and my own personal view is that they should design the game to make it as skill based as possible.

        If you are one of those who plays the game in a more casual way and doesn't get too emotionally invested in it then yeah I can see why those people like the captaincy rule.

        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 days, 7 hours ago

          Oh I definitely get emotionally invested - which is very difficult as a United fan who still over-indexes on United and under-indexes on City in my teams. But I know it's slightly ridiculous to do so and at least it's not real money gaming.

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      I think having these swings possible is a good thing.

      You're in a bad spot now where you've seen your lead evaporate. But imagine the reverse. You're chasing a mini league lead of 50-100 points. You genuinely could not make it back up if captaincy wasn't a thing.

      It increases variance but also gives the game memorable moments. It's a necessary part of FPL and we just have to come to terms with it.

      If you can't deal with the variance play chess.

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        The last sentence really sums it up for me. If you don’t like variance, this isn’t the game for you. Just got to not take anything too seriously.

      2. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Well said and I couldn't agree more.

      3. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        yes but as I said responding to another poster earlier, the reason for the 50-100 mini league deficit in the first place is likely to be largely because of previous negative captain variance.

    7. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I think the variance of captaincy is manageable but the triple C chip is even more pure luck. That chip is the only one that relies on a single players score. Maybe there's an argument to remove or replace the TC chip.

    8. mirko77
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      One possible change could be setting your captain and vice, but then the highest scoring player between the two will get the double points.
      Still luck based, but with a safety net.

  15. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone tempted by DCL?

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Sometimes I am tempted by crystal meth but then I think rather not.

      This goes in that category

    2. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      Isn't Richarlison a better option?

  16. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    KdB/Vardy/Kane on FH?

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Son is in

  17. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Which of these are the best ways to get Son?

    A. Coutinho / Robbo >> Son / Tsimikas for -4
    B. Coutinho / TAA >> Son / Sessegnon for -4
    C. Kulu / TAA / Dubravka >> Son / 4.0 / 3.9 for -8

    Current team:
    Ramsdale / Dubravka
    TAA / Robbo / Cancelo / Cash / James
    KDB / Salah / Kulu / Coutinho / KDH
    Richarlison / Nketiah

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      B

    2. mirko77
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 8 hours ago

      B with Holgate

    3. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      11 days, 7 hours ago

      A

      A covers you if Robbo gets rested, whereas with B is riskier if TAA gets benched.

  18. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Morning! Have no FH and chasing in a paid league. Please help plan for last 2 GW, have quite a benching headache and no Spurs

    Pickford*
    Robertson, Cancelo, TAA, James,
    Salah, Maddison*, Saka, Gordon*
    Richarlison*, Watkins*

    Ramsdale, Laporte, Nketiah, Mount
    1FT, 0.5 ITB

    A - get Zaha and/or Digne/Cash
    B - get KdB and/or Son (how?)
    Could do TAA, Mount -> Digne, Son (-4) - TAA likely to be rested and Mount likely to be rotated in one of 2 remaining games
    C - get KdB or Son for Salah

    1. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Think TAA, Saka -> Digne, Zaha (-4) is justifiable due to DGW.
      But then the only way to get Son or KdB is through Salah or with another downgrade (-12 would be too crazy)

  19. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Final FH version

    Pickford
    TAA-Digne-Cash
    Salah (C)-Son-KDB-Zaha-Gordon
    Ings-Richarlison

    Foster-Andersen-Mateta-Tsimikas

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      like it but there is a risk TAA is rested? Wouldnt it be better with Robertson/Tsimikas?

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Good point, thanks mate

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      my draft is the same but KDB-> Kane (defending the money league lead)

    3. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      I would also prioritize Robertson over TAA. And if you're chasing a punt on Mane could be useful, he seems to be getting in more central positions than Salah lately

  20. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Who to bench from this lot:
    Ramsey*, Kulu, KDB, Coutinho*, Saka
    Jesus, DCL*, Kane

    In a non-DGW would bench Ramsey, even though Cout has blanked for 9 weeks.
    I could do Jesus > Watkins/Richarlison and at elast gain a DGW player and bench Ramsey/Cout.

  21. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Many thanks to the contributors and commenters on here. Lots of help and input over the last few weeks to enable me to get over 170 points this week! I’ve managed to jump from just inside 400,000 to 175,000 or thereabouts.

    1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      nice nice. I went with 166 points 176k -> 65k

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Amazing OR! What're you pushing for now? How far off the top 50 or 25k are you?

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      Yay Becks! Wasnt sure who you captained this week but that score tells the story! Congrats bud

      1. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 13 hours ago

        Thanks! Yah, KDB for the win! Also had some lovely contributions from Matip, Mount, Nketiah, and the Bench Boost paid off. No doubt not owning Spurs this eve will hurt the OR.

        Thanks for your consistent and substantial input over the weeks 🙂 Really appreciate it.

  22. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Good morning.Would you start Sa in gw37 and Dubravka in gw38 or Sa->Pickford (-4)?

  23. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    planning my FH, am 14pts behind ML rival who doesnt have a FH.. best way to approach my FH? make my own team or look to differentiate from him?

    See his team below, he's got a few DGW players in..

    Rams Foster
    Taa Cancelo Alonso Myko Fofana
    Salah KDB Son Gordon Brownhill
    NKetiah Dennis Richa

  24. Nomar
    • 12 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Digne still reeling them in, then, I see.

    Like they say, the more things change the more they stay the same

  25. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 7 hours ago

    Which FH is better ?
    A-
    Pickford (3.9)
    Digne Cash Andersen(Tism 3.8)
    Son Salah Zaha Gordon ( Brown)
    Ings Richa Kane
    0.5 itb
    B-
    Pickford (3.9)
    TAA Digne Mykolenko ( 3.7 3.8)
    Son KDB Díaz Zaha ( Brown)
    Richa Ings Vardy©
    0 itb

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 6 hours ago

      Starting to fancy V

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 6 hours ago

        B

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 6 hours ago

          B is better Yesss want to hit FH button Now okay VC would be Son

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 days, 6 hours ago

            Cool!

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 9 Years
              11 days, 6 hours ago

              Dude what's ur opinion
              A- TAA & KDB
              B- Cancelo & Salah

  26. George James
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 1 hour ago

    Best move?

    A) White >> Digne -4

    B) Sanchez >> Martinez -4

    C) neither