Scout Notes

FPL review: Mudryk bright, Mitoma v March, Maddison returns

The Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from two of Saturday’s Premier League fixtures are discussed in our latest Scout Notes article.

Here we focus on Liverpool v Chelsea and Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion.

The numbers you see in this article are taken from our Premium Members Area, where you can access Opta player and team data for every single Premier League fixture this season.

READ MOREFPL Gameweek 21: Saturday’s goals, assists, bonus points + statistics

FALLEN FPL GIANTS

According to LiveFPL’s ownership statistics, the average Fantasy manager in the top 10,000 owns 0.6 Chelsea players and 0.3 Liverpool assets.

We’re a far cry from the days in which our FPL squads were packed full of picks from each side and there was little on show on Saturday lunchtime to further interest in anyone other than Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.6m).

Kepa walked away with yet another haul after supplementing his clean sheet with save/bonus points, taking his points-per-match average to 5.2 – a number that is unbeaten by any other first-choice goalkeeper.

Liverpool seldom threatened Chelsea’s goal with any real quality. Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) was again quiet, having only one shot for the third match in a row, while not one of Cody Gakpo‘s (£8.0m) seven efforts caused much consternation.

Above: Mohamed Salah’s expected goal involvement (xGI) was just 0.10 in Gameweek 21

The Reds’ shut-out – their first since October – arrived more by luck than judgement. Debutant Mykhailo Mudryk (£7.0m) had a couple of clear sighters, Benoit Badiashile (£5.0m) should have scored from a set piece, Thiago Silva (£5.4m) hit the post from close range and Kai Havertz’s (£7.8m) strike was chalked off for a marginal offside.

“Massive, massive. So, directly after the game you cannot forget the chances they had, where we defended in the last seconds with a block. But tomorrow I don’t remember them anymore, it’s just a clean sheet and it feels really good. So, how I said, there are things we have to build on, that’s what we will do.” – Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s clean sheet

Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s (£7.3m) annus horribilis continued: he didn’t even get to benefit from the clean sheet points, with a midweek injury reducing him to a substitute role. A belated return to training also meant that a fit-again Darwin Nunez (£8.8m) had to make do with a second-half cameo.

A FIRST SIGHT OF MUDRYK

Mudryk’s debut came early in the second half and he immediately looks like one for the FPL watchlist. Pacey and direct with his dribbling, his stats might show only one shot on goal but he was in the thick of things. That registered effort came from six yards after a waltz into the Liverpool area but he was also inches away from connecting with a cross from the right and then should have finished first time, rather than attempted to control the ball, with an almost identical delivery.

“That was really good. He’s only been with us a couple of days. He will only get better the more he is with us, and the more we understand each other, but promising signs. He will get supporters off their seats. His dribbling action is really high. He knows where the goal is.

“We had 45 minutes as his maximum, ideally around 35 minutes. We felt it as the right time to put him in, he is a fit boy and has trained a lot. He’s not played since November so it would have been a risk to play him from the start.

“I am happy for him to get his first minutes and start his career with us.” – Graham Potter

FINE MARGINS FOR MARCH + MITOMA

Kaoru Mitoma (£5.0m) v Solly March (£5.1m) would have been a coin-toss decision for a considerable number of FPL managers ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

The two players had polarising fortunes in Gameweek 21, with Mitoma walking away with a double-digit haul and March blanking.

Talk about fine margins (and ‘variance’), though. Mitoma’s excellent strike came from his only shot of the game, an effort that carried an expected goals (xG) value of just 0.02. March, meanwhile, missed the below chance after kicking the ball, Mitrovic-style, onto his standing foot. Mitoma would have claimed the assist for the below effort, it should be said, but at least the ‘big chance created’ helped him secure maximum bonus points.

The third member of Brighton’s cut-price, in-form trio, Evan Ferguson (£4.6m), lost his place in the starting XI but replaced positional rival Danny Welbeck (£6.5m) midway through the second half and grabbed a late equaliser. Game-time might always be more of a question mark than it is with Mitoma or March but this goal won’t have done his Gameweek 22 prospects any harm, while Ferguson remarkably now sits top of the FPL form table among forwards.

Pervis Estupinan (£4.5m) claimed assists for both of the Seagulls’ goals and now sits a fine seventh among FPL defenders for chances created this season.

It was another positive attacking display from Albion, who have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight league matches. They’ll be without Alexis Mac Allister (£5.4m) in Gameweek 22, however, after he picked up his fifth booking of the season on Saturday.

‘BIG-CHANCE’ BARNES, MADDISON RETURNS

The rate of ‘big chances’ falling to Harvey Barnes (£6.7m) was something we mentioned in last week’s Scout Notes after a defeat to Nottingham Forest and here he was again getting another gilt-edged opportunity against Brighton, this time converting.

Above: Harvey Barnes has had at least one big chance in nine of his last 11 appearances. Here is how he ranks compared to other FPL midfielders in that time.

“He’s always a threat, Harvey. Maybe his final pass wasn’t so good today but he was in there, he read the flick on well and it was nice to get a goal from a corner.” – Brendan Rodgers

Also noteworthy for FPL managers was the return to fitness of James Maddison (£8.0m), who made his first appearance since the World Cup as a second-half substitute. Leicester’s next four fixtures will be a deterrent to most of us but Maddison will soon be back in the Fantasy reckoning, with his average of 5.9 points per start in 2022/23 only beaten by two other midfielders – Mitoma and Martin Odegaard (£6.9m) – who we’d consider regular starters.

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  1. FPL Brains
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    £100 quid on Arsenal win/draw today. The £20+ will pay for my takeaway and my mood. Happy days.

    1. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What a top post that is. Good luck.

    2. :
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Easy Money.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Friday night, me and 5 colleagues put our score prediction on the Liv vs Che game on pieces of paper and put them in to a bag, along with £5 each. Winner takes all.
      We take it out of the safe at 3 o’clock yesterday, all 6 went 0-0. 😆

      1. FPL Brains
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        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Haha that cracked me up. Absolute class.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Kind of ridiculous how predictable that truly terrible game was going to pan out.

      2. RedLightning
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        • 13 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Amazing, considering that the clean sheet odds were 26% for Chelsea and 32% for Liverpool.
        What do the odds-setters know, or the many like myself who benched Kepa?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I suppose we look at it slightly differently as we are all fans of the respective clubs. Well me vs 5 Chelsea. The way we’re playing and the fact that we’ll only continue to go backwards this season on all fronts, made us all sure of a bore draw. Almost just see out that game and move on.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Good luck mate!

  2. el polako
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ward or Kepa?

    1. FPL Brains
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kepa

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      The one who has kept some clean sheets recently.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kepa

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Surely you know the answer to this from yesterday's games

    5. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Woohoo!

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I couldn't keep count. At least the refrain returns!

    6. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      March or Mitoma?

  3. FPL Emu
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Double newcastle defense is one of those FPL things I consider doing every week, but never do

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Considered for months. Just never did.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Usually other fires to put out.,
        Finally brought in Schär on WC

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Same here, think I need to jump onit asap

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      We just know as soon as we do they'll go on a cleanie less streak

    4. RedLightning
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      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I put Botman in to join Trippier after the World Cup break, and they've returned 77 points between them for me in the last five Gameweeks (including an extra 8 points for captaining Trippier this week).
      And I could have had another six points if I hadn't benched Botman against Arsenal in Gameweek 19.
      Now I'm just hoping that Haaland doesn't outscore Trippier!

  4. El Presidente
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Resuming the GW dilemmas so far;

    1. Ward vs Kepa - Kepa WINS
    2. Mitoma vs March - Mitoma WINS
    3. White vs Shaw - TBC

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Maybe both win

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Both red carded

  5. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Gonna see an Arsenal play fall off the suspension tightrope today I think

  6. ZeBestee
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    How is DDG as a double gameweek player?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He plays twice in a week.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        😆

      2. ZeBestee
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Lol, thanks for $hitwankery

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Decent pick for DGW and future GWs imo

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Takes away the potential Bruno if you already have Rashford and Shaw

      1. ZeBestee
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yeah, Bruno is exciting. But will take 2 tranfers at least and taking out Kdb

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Got yers

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Would think at least 1 CS from those 2 home games

  7. Scalper
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best of luck to ye KDB captainers.

    My hunch tells me Haaland rested, kdb starts.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I went with Toney in the end. KDB vice.

    2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I felt the same about Haaland, although I went Mitrovic over KDB. I'm actually still a bit worried KDB is benched again, wouldn't be surprising from Pep

    3. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I changed Kdb back to Haaland literally last second. I was just changing between them for the last 30 seconds and it ended up on Haaland. So guess Haaland will score a hatrick. 😉

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Went Kane

  8. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Any other Lewis owners out there hoping for a start today? Only 1% owned so obviously not many!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yeah I’m QUIETLY CONFIDENT!!!

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        When I brought Lewis is it was primarily as an enabler to raise funds for KDB. Was never intending to start him but I have this week as a calculated gamble as my other option is Shaw. I figure that worst case scenario Lewis is benched and comes on for a 1pt cameo he will only be blocking a likely Shaw 1 or 2 pointer. As he has started 3 out of the last 5 games there would seem to be at least a decent chance he starts again. Thats the theory anyway.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He played well, but guessing Pep is a waste.

    3. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yup yup, just brought in

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Assuming DGW22 materialises, which combo would you prefer alongside Mahrez Odegaard Rashford in midfield for DGW22-23?
    A. Saka Mitoma
    B. Martinelli Rodrigo

    1. notlob legin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A - are you not considering Bruno?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Bruno in 22 and Mahrez in 23 for him

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          (Y)

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I have same players as you + Alimron and I think A is better

    3. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B for me. Need to see Rodrigo today though.

    4. BECKS TO THE FUTURE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    5. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Tough decisions... I dont think I can bring myself to sell Mitoma v BOU the way he's playing. I would probably rather lose Mahrez tbh

  10. R.C
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Hello guys I'm new. Mitoma or March?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I'm even newer, Mitoma is a sexy name hence him

    2. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      According to Chatgpt, this is your answer;

      "It depends on the specific players you are considering for your fantasy Premier League team. Both Mitoma and March are midfielders who play for different teams in the league, so their performance and scoring potential will vary. It's a good idea to research their statistics and recent performances to make an informed decision on who to include in your team. Additionally, you should also consider the overall strategy and composition of your team when making your decision."

      1. OverTinker
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        so much for nothing

      2. OverTinker
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        seems like an improved alternative to "Quick Brown Fox"

      3. FPL Brains
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        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I'm looking forward to testing ChatGPT out. Currently on the waitlist.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Yeah its an interesting AI bot, more so for professionals who want their content calibrated according to their specific concerns. In terms of being a perfect AI/Machine learning, obviously there is still a long way to go but a positive advancement regardless.

        2. RedLightning
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          • 13 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          But does it pass the Turing Test?
          Could you mistake it for a human?

  11. Flynny
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Very excited as a gnonto owner today!

    0.7 per cent owned

    Could be massive! (2 pointer on the cards)

    1. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Brentford aren't an easy fixture for Leeds. But he is indeed an exciting talent.

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yup

        Downgraded darwin at last minute when heard he wasn't starting

        It's an exciting move at least but recognise Brentford not easy

      2. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        They concede a lot more away though. Should be goals at both ends

    2. Men in green tights
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I’m also excited and nervous as a Toney captain in this game as the City game has same kick offf basically a shootout between him and Haaland hopefully I’ve made the right decision.
      Definitely see gnontto scoring.
      Good luck

      1. Flynny
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks and to you

  12. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Who to drop for Bruno?

    A) Mitoma
    B) Mahrez (reversed move next week for City's double)

    1. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Other mids?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Rashford Rodrigo Odegaard

        1. ZeBestee
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Mahrez is on form, see if Pep keeps on playing him for the next few then decide.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Makes sense. Thanks bud!

            1. ZeBestee
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Cheers mate.

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Still a few games to go before deadline & the City situation changes so rapidly, but maybe I would lean Mahrez. Mainly because he's more of a hop on/off kind of option rather than someone I'd want to leave in until he becomes problem. That Spurs defence though... tough one

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        This is a difficult one indeed. Will wait and see how it feels closer to deadline.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Probably Mitoma as I don't like the idea of doing the hokey cokey

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers Tony

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Then B and yes get him back

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers!

  13. ZeBestee
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    If Pep drops Mahrez after this kind of form, then if they end dropping points in the next few then he will be solely responsible. Players like Mahrez need constant games to keep on the form, chopping and changing every other game has its own negativities.

    1. bombonera
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He does that all the time

      1. ZeBestee
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes when they are winning, not when they lose points. Losing distance with the leaders will always come with negative critics like it did against Spurs.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      you must be new here

      1. ZeBestee
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Still older than you.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That’s not how Pep thinks though

  14. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I just realised that I really want to wild card this week. That saved transfer was totally pointless.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I wildcarded last gw20. Realized i did a mistake post WC and ended up climbing the ranks with a huge haul.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        beautiful

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Don't blame yourself for that, it's just a transfer.
      Pull the trigger. I did it prior to this week and it feels great.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I'd love to finally rectify some very basic mistakes like not having 2 arsenal mids and 2 Newcastle defence.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I actually went away from double Arsenal attack and got double defence instead

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Whereas I've been on double defence this whole time and keep benching them.

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              You must have a strong defence then

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                Nope, I’m just fairly incompetent.

                1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 4 months ago

                  haha.. Good luck!

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It's done now. It'll be a good time to WC as we will have clarity on DGW22, BGW25 and BGW28 by GW22 deadline

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Oh really? That is indeed awesome Tony! I didn't know about the other two.

  15. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    City predictions time

    Ederson
    Lewis Stones Akanji Ake
    KDB Rodri Gundo
    Mahrez Haaland Grealish

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think Walker or Cancelo will start

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Pep seems to play both or neither.

        Lewis + Ake
        or
        Walker + Cancelo

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I think they come as a pairing if both start.

        Walker Stones Ake Cancelo

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Spot on

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ederson
      Walker Dias Laporte Cancelo
      Phillips KDB Bilva
      Foden Alvarez Grealish

    4. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ederson
      Walker Stones Akanji Cancelo
      KDB Rodri Silva
      Mahrez Alvarez Foden

    5. Shark Team
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Whoever manages 9/10 deserves a free WC!
      Btw mine:
      Ederson; Walker Dias Laporte Cancelo Rodri KDB Bernardo Mahrez Haaland Grealish

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I'll refer back to this post when the lineups are confirmed and
        see who got the closest as there are some different variations posted.

        1. Shark Team
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Yes… btw I wanted to put Foden instead of Grealish

          1. Shark Team
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            But he doesn’t start anyways

  16. The Mentaculus
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    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Looking at Man City's recent league results in games where they've had less than 72hrs recovery time:

    MUN 2-1 MCI
    MCI 1-1 EVE
    MCI 1-2 BRE
    MCI 2-1 FUL

    Didn't seem to be that much of a problem earlier in the season, but it does look like their worst recent performances tend to fall into this category

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think you need more context. Who did they play in the previous game? How many changes were there between the two games?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I’m actually fine with the simplicity of this one.

      2. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yeah there's more variables for sure but I tried to keep the post concise... some are cup games with very different lineups, some are league games. There's also the FA Cup game v Chelsea which they had less than 72hrs rest for but bucked this trend with a 4-0 win.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          That's fair. I just wanted to point out it's not as simple as that but good info posted nonetheless

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Interesting info*

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I like this.

    3. Mika-eel
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Just hoping then that it's KDB scoring their only goal.

  17. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I half accidentally captained Haaland.. feels like he might be benched today?

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Haaland benched is what I'm hearing from Pep's hairdresser.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Is that Mr Remi Ton?

  19. Stranger Mings
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Any early reliable team news ? Thanks

  20. rozzo
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Keep Ward
    Trippier Shaw White Botman Bueno
    KDB Martinelli Rashford Almiron Odegaard
    Haaland Kane Mitrovic

    1ft
    1.5 itb

    A). KDB to Bruno
    B). Ward to Kepa
    C). Almiron to Rodrigo

    If i do A it means i would have to get KDB back the next week but he hasn't looked great recently anyway

    Cheers

  21. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Good afternoon all!! WC tinkering!!!! Current draft…. Advice welcomed!!!!

    Pope Kepa
    Stones Gabriel Trippier Shaw Tete
    Saka Odegaard Bruno Rashford Rodrigo
    Haaland Kane Gononto

    Bang on budget this team!!

    Bruno and Gnonto to Mahrez and Mitrovic in 23… pencilling transfers after a WC is a taboo subject it just means I can get the core of this team straight away this week and am set up for the doubles and gameweek 25…..

    Thoughts welcomed!!!

    Cheers everyone!!!

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It's a fine team this

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thankyou mate!! Anything you’d change??

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Ger a third City player. Maybe Pope -> Ederson

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Ederson an option mate!! Bruno to Mahrez for 23 is my initial thought tho for the 3rd City slot

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              It's a good plan mate. Stick to it! Good to go.

              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 4 months ago

                Cheers matey!! Thankyou for your feedback!!

    2. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Most picks are my thoughts too.
      Caveats are:
      Newcastle clean sheets bound to come to an end.
      I like Pope and Kepa but money can be saved with similar results and a possible double for a keeper.
      Man U or Arsenal take a dip and your eggs are in one basket. (No critisism intended)
      You are not OTT for GW25 but only a hard fixture for Kepa is then.
      I love Gnonto but how long does he last?
      Maybe save .6 on Tete.
      As you said, planning TFRS can be an issue.
      I promise I am not knocking it but 4 ManU fixtures to come before the next GW is a real reason to wait.
      Good luck mate!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thankyou mate!!! Yeah with Newcastle in line draft I was tripled up and have changed it to the double up purely for that fear.. can’t think of another keeper I’d want tho instead of Pope or Kepa, got plenty of time to give it some thought and do some research tho, I got pop in last night before he went up to 5.5
        YeH triple United would just be for this week(providing the double occurs) then Bruno to Mahrez the following week for City’s double
        Arsenal have been impressive all season do triple up on them i happy with for sure
        Gnonto is purely just to fit in all the other players I want this week, him and Bruno to Mitrovic and Mahrez will be those two slots there the week after

        Thankyou mate!! Appreciate your feedback!!! Best of luck to you too mate!!

        1. Eze Really?
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I have been trying to wangle Bruno washout losing Mahrez. Not easy I know but I probably have a better TV than tou.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
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            • 6 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Yeah not easy at all mate, would need a bit of tinkering I think, yeh my TV is 103.7 mate

    3. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      By the way, it is the same team I have now except for Pope Tete Gnonto Saka

    4. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think pencilling in transfers on WC is actually a good thing when you're using it to target DGWs. Looks strong. My minor quibble would be Tete but I think that's fine for 25 (I'm actually planning to get Leno if Raya blanks)

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers mate!! Tete had Forest in 23 and Wolves in 25 at home so it’s just for those really and cannot stretch to Ream, Fulham have been excellent especially at home

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
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          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          *has

  22. PartyTime
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Time for some Pep roulette. Mahrez benched imo

    1. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      That would be really stupid, but it's not the 1st time he does stupid things tbf

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Unlikely but not impossible. I can only see Bernardo playing there if Mahrez doesn't start RW

  23. Shark Team
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Conte leaving Spurs on summer, apart from how bad Levy’s club management is, do you think this affects Spurs performances?
    Kane especially

    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      I think it looks like Kane is leaving either way so I don't think it'll matter. I'm sure he'll want to go on a high if he can and leave with as many goals as possible but Spurs just aren't looking great and are unpredictable and look like they'll miss out on CL

      1. Shark Team
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        I think they are a good side when all players fit

    2. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kane's leaving too

    3. PartyTime
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No, I don’t. They would still be a hot & cold team. Kane also switching to Bayern

  24. DaisyDaisyDaisyDaisy
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Black Box will be good this week - the misery for Mr Sutherns goes on and on,,,

  25. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Confirmed by ITK Foden does not start

    1. El Presidente
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Lol

  26. Tonyawesome69
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Journo just reported Foden not in the squad at all

    https://twitter.com/spbajko/status/1617140321980219396?t=G611Z6w3ynEsM3-ZxFshaQ&s=19

    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pep decided that he's trolled Foden owners for too long so now he just won't have him in the team at all

  27. OPTA FPL
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    aKANJI START

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Woohoo, 1 correct for us! 😀

  28. Ron_Swanson
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Cancelo benched

  29. ZeBestee
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pep you better start Mahrez you bald fraud.