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Early FPL Gameweek 25 team and injury news

We’re summarising what we know on the team news front ahead of Gameweek 25 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL).

Round-ups of the pre-match press conferences will supersede this piece and help finalise our predicted line-ups but in the meantime, this article takes an early look at the injury situation across the top flight.

Thursday’s presser times are listed here, with 11 more to follow on Friday.

FULHAM V WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Tom Cairney (shin) and Neeskens Kebano (Achilles) remain out, while Marco Silva said in the aftermath of Saturday’s win over Brighton that he didn’t know if Aleksandar Mitrovic (foot) will be “able to play the next game or not” because a “minor injury”. Mitrovic has since been sighted in training ground images on Wednesday but wasn’t pictured doing teamwork.

Hwang Hee-chan (hamstring), Boubacar Traore (hamstring), Chiquinho (knee) and Sasa Kalajdzic (knee) remain out for Wolves but Mario Lemina returns from suspension on Friday.

EVERTON V ASTON VILLA

It remains to be seen if Dominic Calvert-Lewin (hamstring) can play any part in Everton’s Double Gameweek 25 after his recent injury woes, while Andros Townsend (ACL) remains out. Nathan Patterson (knee) and James Garner (back) should be back in contention after featuring for the under-21s last Friday, however, and Sean Dyche said that he “thinks” Amadou Onana‘s ongoing niggly knee injury is “manageable”. 

Diego Carlos (Achilles) has been back in training following his lengthy lay-off but Saturday’s game against Everton may come too soon, with Unai Emery last week saying the stopper “needed time” to work his way back to fitness. The Villa boss had previously said Robin Olsen would “be in the squad” to face Arsenal last weekend, so we await word on whether his no-show was due to the same “small problem” or a separate issue.

LEEDS UNITED V SOUTHAMPTON

Rodrigo Moreno (ankle) and Stuart Dallas (knee) are still out, while it remains to be seen if Marc Roca (muscle) is any closer to being in contention after being rated as “touch and go” for the trip to Everton – a match he ended up missing. Archie Gray (ankle), Adam Forshaw (hip) and Luis Sinisterra (muscle) have all been on the sidelines lately but shouldn’t be too far away, while Max Wober (shoulder) will be assessed after picking up an injury at the weekend. Pascal Struijk was expected back for that clash at Goodison Park after observing the concussion protocol but complained of “fogginess” in a training session on Friday and missed out.

Tino Livramento (knee) and Juan Larios (muscle) remain out, while Ruben Selles will hopefully tell us on Friday if Che Adams has recovered after an unspecified issue forced him to miss the win over Chelsea. 

LEICESTER CITY V ARSENAL

James Justin (Achilles) and Sammy Braybrooke (knee) are long-term absentees, while Jonny Evans (thigh) has lurched from one fitness issue to the next as his unavailability drags on.

Mohamed Elneny (knee) remains out long term, while it’s doubtful whether Gabriel Jesus (knee) is ready to feature competitively after his recent rehab work on the Arsenal training ground; local media are sticking with the suggestion of a March return for the striker. Thomas Partey has missed the last two matches with a muscle injury, so further word is awaited on his condition.

WEST HAM UNITED V NOTTINGHAM FOREST

The latest is awaited on Lucas Paqueta (shoulder) and Kurt Zouma (hip) after their recent absences, while Maxwel Cornet (calf) only returned to the club on Monday to continue the next part of his recovery and will likely be some distance from a playing return

Willy Boly (hamstring), Scott McKenna (hamstring), Dean Henderson (thigh), Cheikhou Kouyate (hamstring), Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Giulian Biancone (ACL) and Omar Richards (leg) remain out while Jesse Lingard is an ongoing doubt with knee and Achilles “niggles” and Serge Aurier (calf) has ruled himself out for up to two weeks with the “muscle fatigue” that forced him off on Saturday. Ryan Yates (illness) could be back, however, and long-term absentee Moussa Niakhate (hamstring) has rejoined training recently.

BOURNEMOUTH V MANCHESTER CITY

Lewis Cook (knee), David Brooks (hamstring), Lloyd Kelly (calf) and Illia Zabarnyi (ankle) all sat out the win over Wolves, a victory that came at a cost as Marcus Tavernier (hamstring) and Jordan Zemura (knock) picked up injuries. Jefferson Lerma had to be substituted after struggling with illness during the game, meanwhile.

John Stones (hamstring) was the only City player on the sidelines last weekend but even he will be not far off a return, with his 3-4 week recovery timeframe not far away. Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte then missed the midweek draw with RB Leipzig due to illness, so further word is awaited on their respective conditions.

“Kevin and Laporte [are missing through] illness. They are not ready for tomorrow.

“It is what it is. During the season, unfortunately sometimes that happens.

“He (De Bruyne) didn’t feel good right after the game against Nottingham. Yesterday Aymer didn’t feel well.” – Pep Guardiola, speaking on Tuesday

CRYSTAL PALACE V LIVERPOOL

Joel Ward (calf) was scheduled to return to training this week and Tyrick Mitchell looks set to recover after picking up an ankle injury in the draw with Brentford, a match that James Tomkins missed due to personal reasons. Media reports suggest that Wilfried Zaha (hamstring) is “unlikely” to be back for the visit of Liverpool, while Sam Johnstone (calf) could be out for six weeks. Nathan Ferguson stepped up his return by playing in Monday’s under-21 match.

Thiago Alcantara (hip), Luis Diaz (knee), Ibrahima Konate (muscle) and Calvin Ramsay (knee) remain on the sidelines, while Joe Gomez (hamstring) will need to be assessed after appearing to pick up a problem in midweek. The shoulder injury sustained by Darwin Nunez in Saturday’s win over Newcastle looks has amounted to naught, as the Uruguayan striker was back in action in Tuesday’s defeat to Real Madrid. Arthur Melo (muscle) could be among the substitutes this weekend, having rejoined training recently

“We will see. He showed a little bit a sign but then we just made a decision. Now we will see and he will get checked tomorrow.” – Jurgen Klopp on whether Joe Gomez picked up an injury

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR V CHELSEA

Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Hugo Lloris (knee) and Yves Bissouma (ankle) are all on the medium-to-long-term injury list but Spurs have no known fresh concerns ahead of the visit of Chelsea. 

Armando Broja (ACL), Christian Pulisic (knee), Edouard Mendy (finger) and N’Golo Kante (hamstring) remain out for the Blues, while more news is awaited on Cesar Azpilicueta after the long-serving defender took a nasty kick to the head in Saturday’s defeat to Southampton and was hospitalised. The Spaniard has since been discharged.

“Following a concussion injury sustained during Saturday’s game against Southampton, César Azpilicueta has been discharged from hospital and is recovering well at Cobham.

“The club’s medical team are closely monitoring César’s condition, adhering to the important concussion protocols in place to ensure his safety.

“César observed training today, before he starts working towards returning to the pitch.” – Chelsea statement on Tuesday


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  1. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kepa
    Tarkowski, White, Patterson
    KDB, Saka, Bruno, Andreas
    Haaland, Nketiah, Toney

    Ward, Trippier, Rashford, Shaw

    1ft 0.5 itb.

    Is this worth a -8?

    KDB, Bruno and Shaw to Salah, Gakpo and TAA?

    1. Karan14
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I was considering it but then I just decided to do KDB & Shaw to Salah & TAA -4.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yeah just take the -4 🙂

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I would have done this but funds are an issue. It's why I have to downgrade Bruno.

        I would then do Gakpo to Mitoma next week.

        1. kilemal
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Sounds good to me, should easily make up those points. I'll be doing the same next week, or maybe Mac Allister.

    2. Tshelby
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      For it's a big no. Why are people getting Liverpool players in? Because of the DGW hype or that they believe that Liverpool is back a decent in form premier league team?

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

      I have 14/15 player, Mitro v Toney. I'm not sure about going triple Liverpool. KDB to Salah is an easy move. Undecided on Bruno replacement

    4. Ranger3
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You don't need TAA there... You can get only Salah and Gakpo

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

    For Neco Williams owners that need him to start this GW.

    Serge Aurier has been ruled out of the trip to West Ham. 'I had to [be substituted] because I felt a little calf pain. I did exams and there will be a return very quickly. I will be unavailable for 10 or 15 days. After analysis, it is an injury related to muscle fatigue.'

    1. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Thanks for that! Added to the above.

  3. SKENG
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Can I get your thoughts on this team?

    Kepa (Ward)
    Bueno (Trippier* Shaw* Martinez* Patterson*)
    Saka Odegaard Martinelli KDB (Rashford*)
    Haaland Kane Gnonto

    Currently have 9 starters (don't think Patterson will start), 2 FTs, 0.0M ITB. It feels like my transfers should be focused on defense where I only have 1 starter.

    A) KDB, Shaw, Martinez > Gakpo, TAA, Robertson -4
    B) KDB, Shaw, Patterson > Salah, Tarkowski, Mykolenko -4
    C) something better I am missing?

    1. G-Whizz
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Bueno imo isn't guaranteed to start either...

    2. marcos11
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  4. Bobby_Baggio
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning all. 2FT & 0.8m ITB. Thinking Bruno + Kane > Salah + Nunez but not sure about losing Kane.

    Kepa
    Ake - Beuno - Saliba
    Mahrez - Bruno - Andreas - Saka
    Nketiah - Haaland - Kane

    (Ward) - Trippier - Shaw - Rashford

  5. v3n0m
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Shaw -> ? (Up to 6.4, have Tark)

    1. G-Whizz
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      How many Liverpool players do have already?

      1. v3n0m
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        1, but TAA/Robbo are 6.4+

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Matip isn't...

  6. Ribus
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is McNeil the better pick over Iwobi?

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Their xG stats are practically the same. One is on set pieces the other isn't, your choice 🙂

      1. Weerman
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        set pieces are shared between the two of them

        1. G-Whizz
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          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Really?

          I thought it was McNeil only, maybe my memory is playing tricks on me and just keeps replaying McNeil to Tarkowski from a corner...

  7. marcos11
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Better combo?

    a) Gakpo + Darwin
    b) Salah + Cunha/Gnonto

    1. JollyGoodYellows
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      A

  8. ratski
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2ft
    Kepa (ward)
    Akanji, Bueno, white (Shaw, trips)
    Kdb, saka, mart, Andreas (rash)
    Mitro, haaland, kane

    Had a rethink and come down to the following;
    A. Kdb, mitro and akanji to salah, robbo and gnotto (exact funds) -4
    B. Kdb, mitro akanji to taa, gakpo, Nunez -4
    C. Kdb akanji to salah and tark

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B.

    2. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      C

  9. JollyGoodYellows
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Morning all, thoughts on what to do here? Tempted to take a -4 or even -8.

    1FT and 0.1itb

    Ward
    White Neco Bueno
    Salah Odegaard Mahrez Andreas
    Haaland Kane Nketiah

    DDG Trippier Shaw Rashford

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nothing

    2. MBK 42
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I think I would just roll the transfer, maybe Mahrez to Gakpo but that could backfire

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Cheers. So not worth a -8 to get in Saka?

        1. G-Whizz
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          • 6 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Unthinkable to go into BDGW25 without Saka, I would take the -8 tbh but that's me...

  10. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I think I need to sell Kane in order to raise funds for Salah (Bruno out). Watkins coming in for Kane. Good move?

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No objections

    2. DavvaMC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Don't fancy Darwin?

      1. Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not really! Had him earlier in the season and did nothing for me.

    3. Ze_Austin
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd normally be against dropping Kane, but Watkins has been on a roll with good fixtures. So I think this works

      1. Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Ta mate

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Currently fielding 10. Have 1.8m ITB.

    Kepa
    Shaw* White Tarkowski Bueno
    Salah Saka Andreas
    Kane Haaland Nketiah
    Ward // Rashford* Trippier* Mitoma*

    Can go Shaw > Robertson (not enough for TAA), but not exactly sure I want to. Doing so means I can't do Nketiah > Felix/Toney for free... However I could if I sold Salah next week (for Odegaard)?

    Any recommendations for that spot. It is for a -4. Feel like it's not the worst time to be selling Shaw anyway given the 2x blanks.

    1. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You keeping Kane Hazz? I know he has a fixture this GW but mid term prospects aren't great particularly with Liverpool having more fixtures than Spurs.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Yep probably. I don't need to sell him, let alone for a -4. I'm selling him before GW28 (probably) & I'm not sure I want to hold lots of Liverpool players in their form.

        1. Milk, 1 Šuker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Fair enough, good luck!

    2. wulfrunian
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I would get Robbo.

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Maybe James, but perhaps best to hold off on him til 28? Think its fine to just keep Shaw & play 10

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks. My heart wants to get James this week, but not great when I have Kane eh! Hit not guaranteed to pay off either.

        I'll deliberate. Having Shaw for GW27 (SOU) would be good. Shame LIV play BOU then though.

  12. sayer20
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ederson (Ward)
    Gabriel Perisic Bueno (Trippier Shaw)
    Odegaard Saka(C) Andreas Mitoma(Rashford)
    Haaland Kane Darwin
    2FT
    Thinking Perisic + Shaw > TAA + Tarkowski
    GTG?

    1. sayer20
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      1.3 ITB

    2. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Just the one Liverpool?

  13. AandyzZ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kane and Rash to Darwin and Salah (-4) ?

    Would do Mahrez to Rash following week

    1. MBK 42
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes that’s what I’m thinking of doing.

      1. Milk, 1 Šuker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Kane no fixture in 28

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I wouldnt remove Kane for a hit this week

          Darwin may be rotated and who knows how Liverpool will react to the CL game.

          Easy to use FT on Kane to Watkins in 28 to get 3 games for Villa , my plan at least

          1. Milk, 1 Šuker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            Good plan

          2. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            This is where my head is at too.

  14. Kantelele
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    1.Worral or Lodi
    2.Kehrer,Coufal,Ogbonna or Emerson? On WC, these picks are for BB in DGW29

  15. Thursday's Press Conference Times
    Skonto Rigga
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    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Mitro news (or more likely, a vague Marco "let's see" Silva update) coming up today. Five pressers are scheduled for this afternoon, with the times below in GMT:

    1.30pm - Silva, Dyche, Rodgers
    2pm - Lopetegui
    3.30pm - Emery

    1. Ze_Austin
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Hi Neale. Cheers

      Beautiful work on that last article 🙂

      1. Skonto Rigga
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks very much, Ze! I'm still kicking the chip strategy can down the road and hoping the FA Cup makes my mind up for me 😀

        1. Ze_Austin
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          Good luck with that 😀

          Made my bed early, so it's more about picking the right players for me, for now

          That means Mahrez + Akanji going for Maddison+ Estupiñán for free next week, instead of attacking DGW25 with Pool players

          Could easily bite me, but I'll see how it goes 😀

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

      Hopefully Mitro has progressed from individual training 2 days ago to completing full first team training session. Match fitness shouldn't be an issue.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        points have been an issue in the 4 of the last 6 games he played in.

    3. Skonto Rigga
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      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      ... and now Cooper at 2pm, too

  16. MBK 42
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Any views on Cunha; is he likely to start both games for Wolves? I need a cheap striker to enable Salah, between Cunha and Gnonto

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Probably better go Gnonto

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Gnonto looks lively and more likely than Wolves to score but Leeds United aren't tearing up trees.

      1. FPL Emu
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Possible new manager bounce though

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          hadn't seen that.

          Possibly if he likes his style of play....

          He has a decent shot too.

          Leeds United set for Rafa Benitez signing after Gracia appointment as coaching reshuffle revealed
          Leeds United are expected to appoint a well-travelled Spanish coaching trio as Javi Gracia assembles his backroom team at Elland Road.

  17. FPL_trail_runner
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anything needed to be done here for a hit?

    0.3 and FT already used

    Kepa
    Patterson White Kilman
    Martinelli Salah Saka Andreas
    Felix Haaland Kane
    Ward Shaw Trippier Rashford

  18. Big W
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kane > Darwin for a -4? (Have Salah)

    1. aapoman
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes. Pool double now, higher chance to play in GW28, and double in GW29. That's possibly 3 more fixtures compared to Spurs

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I’m not. Game time concerns and Kane’s 26-28 fixtures make me think it’s not worth the hit, even though I do expect Darwin to score again this week

  19. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Maupay worth a punt for one GW? I am forced to play Sam Greenwood who might not even play and I don't have the funds to bring in Nunez.

    1. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Likely to change your structure in a detrimental way, no?

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Nah I have the funds to do Maupay to Toney the week after.

        Been playing 4-4-2 each week, now reverting to a 3-4-3

    2. The FPL Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah nah

  20. George James
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anyone else having issues with the UCL fantasy football app?

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nope working fine for me

      1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        9 points more than you overall.

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 3 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          I'm surprised my team is even competitive still after a shocking MD4-5 run with RCs, injuries & failed hits galore! Had a pretty decent last round though, especially this week

          1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            I had a bad phase too with red cards. 50, 55 and 63 points in MD 4, 5 and 6 respectively.

    2. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      And me

    3. Ze_Austin
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I use the site. Working fine here

      Try https://gaming.uefa.com/en/uclfantasy/my-team

    4. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Working fine

  21. aapoman
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How's this for a -8? Ederson, Shaw, Rodrigo, Kane -> Pickford, Tarkowski, Salah, Darwin. WC already played so planning to go BGW28 and DGW29 without any chips. FH and BB in the later doubles and blanks. Team would then be:

    Pickford*
    Tarkowski* Gabriel* Bueno*
    Salah* Saka* Odegaard* Mahrez
    Darwin* Haaland

    Ward; Trippier, Botman, Rashford, Ferguson

    So 10 players 8 of which double (including Bueno)

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Bueno and Mahrez might not feature.

      Pep holds Mahrez back in the league often for this stage of the Champions League.

      1. aapoman
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        True. But I don't feel like transfering out players that might not play when I already have 6 players that guaranteed will not play

    2. FPL Emu
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      You are basically praying for Leeds to beat Fulham here. If that happens I guess it's ok. If not it does not seem worth it

      1. aapoman
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I still think double Pool is not too all in. And if Fulham beat Leeds then I might get Bueno's minutes in GW28. Anyways GW28 ain't too great time to FH in my opinion so to me the plan seems alright.

  22. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    RIP John Motson 🙁

    1. Milk, 1 Šuker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Please tell me this isn't true 🙁

      1. La Roja
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        🙁

        1. Milk, 1 Šuker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 5 months ago

          One of the best commentators without a doubt along with Brian Moore when I was growing up.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 5 months ago

            50 years, 2500 + games and 10 world cups!!

            1. Milk, 1 Šuker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 5 months ago

              Incredible record!

  23. FPL Emu
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    People yesterday were so confident Mahrez would start against Bournemouth. Why is that? He is often benched this time of year.

    1. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      he can easily get benched but i reckon he start with foden and grealish rest

  24. Milk, 1 Šuker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    RIP Motty! Thanks for the memories, and there were plenty!

  25. FourLokoLeipzig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Does anyone happen to know if we usually get a leaked Fulham line-up? Team news on Mitro and Bueno should probably inform my Bueno vs Andreas decision if so… but no point wasting time thinking about it if they don’t usually leak!

    1. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not sure anyone has cared enough to leak them before! Might be a bit different this week though - I'm sure some spotters are out to see if he is on the bus!

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Thanks, guess I should give it some thought then!

  26. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Worth a -12 ?

    KDB > Salah
    Patterson > TAA
    Mitro > Darwin
    Bruno > McNeill
    Shaw > Tarko

    Cheers.

    1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Naa

    2. aapoman
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Not for a -12. Maybe for a -8 if you don't do the TAA move

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      OTT

    4. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      can you get JWP in that McNeil spot?

    5. outernational
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Think that's a bit excessive. Mitro could start and I'm not a massive fan of the McNeil pick.

    6. CONNERS
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I'd honestly just get Salah and Tark and leave it there.

  27. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    John Motson, legendary football commentator, dies aged 77

  28. Lucky Z
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Everyone complaining on Liverpool and its assets in terms of level of their game, but I am excited to have Salah, TAA and Nunez vs 2 teams from 2nd half of the table instead of non-playing players. They are also easily can be replaced later due to high prices.

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Think thats fair

      Most people are however slightly against selling players who play for a hit (Kane,) or good season long assets ( Trippier, Rashford etc) to fund the liverpool players

      Removing non playing players for them is fine and obvious good move

      1. Lucky Z
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        I removed Bruno, Shaw and Kane but if Liverpool will have GW28 this will be a jackpot. Let's see.

  29. thom830g
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    2 ft.
    A) Kane + Bruno + Botman -> Nunez + Salah + VVD for -4 (0,2 ITB)
    B) Kane + Bruno + Botman -> Nunez + Salah + Tarkowski for -4 (2,4 ITB)

    Team is:
    Ederson
    White + Botman* + Bueno
    Martinelli + Mahrez + Bruno* + Andreas
    Kane* + Haaland + Nketiah

    (Ward - Trippier - Rashford - Shaw)

    1. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B maybe

  30. DARK SIDE OF THE LOON
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which option:

    A) KDB + Mahrez + White to Salah + Saka + Neco for =8
    B) KDB to Salah for free

    1. outernational
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B for me

    2. Lucky Z
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      B

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Tough. I very rarely use the word 'essential' here but Saka is verging on that for me & I think he's the best captain for 25-6 (although Salah - Rashford works too). Not super keen on losing Mahrez either. For -4 I'd say yes; -8 I'm not really sure tbh. I guess you do technically get an extra player for GW28 also if you don't want to FH

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Actually I think I'll say yes to A. 2 extra fixtures for Saka over Mahrez in next 4 GWs (better fixtures too), even if the latter starts every game, so I think -8 probably pays off