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  1. Holmes
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Curtis, Ali, Jota ruled out. Others are being checked on day to day basis.

    Trent and Dom are on way back but not yet training with first team.

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Didnt ruled out Nunez.

      1. TitusShambles
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nor Salah

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Klopp: "Not great, would like to say no issues but we have some. Not available: Alisson, muscle injury, not sure how long; Diogo, a knee issue, ruled out; Curtis, bone/ligament issue, ruled out; others - we think we will deal with it day by day. Muscle issues, we will see. If you see the lineup early enough you will see who did and who didn't make it. That's it. Trent, Szoboszlai are on their way back not in team training yet, so not available yet. That is the situation."

      1. el polako
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        So we’re really none wiser in regards of Darwin “crossbar challenge” Nunez

        1. g40steve
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          🙂

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Nunez starts and Salah bench is my guess.

    3. tommo-uk-
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wouldnt surpise me to see Diaz, Gakpo, Elliot as a front 3 with Darwin & Salah on the bench.

      1. FloMo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This. Would make no sense to risk Nunez just days before the final if not 100% fit which he obviusly not is reading into Klopp’s comments.

      2. dunas_dog
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        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This

  2. Philosopher's Stones
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Looks like the million dollar question this GW is gonna be Neto vs Hwang.

    Pretty certain then that Sarabia hauls this GW as both Neto and Hwang blank.

    1. el polako
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You just answered your own question.

    2. tommo-uk-
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      These kind of things usually end in disaster.

      James McAtee to bang in a hat trick in a 3-0 win for Sheff U

    3. TitusShambles
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      its perfectly set up for the disappointment lol...

      Who do you lose in MID for WOL (if you don't have a LIV MID)

  3. Bob B
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Dead-ending into GW29, I will have 10 players, no GK and able to transfer in Solanke for 28 at a cost of two hits.
    The question is where to use the hits?

    A.Play 10 this week, take a hit in a later gameweek when more knowledge/options are available.
    B. Jota to D. Luiz (-4)
    C. Jota to Bowen (-4)

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'd rather transfer Jota to a Wolves or extra Arsenal player this week tbf.

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Agree that this is the better move than bringing in a West Ham or Villa midfielder.

        But it looks like the OP is set on their strategy of playing through GW29 - in which case I'd probably go with Bowen over Luiz but neither are good options right now.

      2. Bob B
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I understand why everyone is jumping on Wolves but I think this fixture will be tighter than most think, it's gambling on player performance and whether they will play in 29 (I don't think they will) which means -4 to bring them in and -4 to take them back out again.

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Doug Luiz if you have to commit now. Maaybe Bowen might come good 28-9 if Paqueta is back but no one would want West Ham players now if not for the blank (justifiably so)

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I don't like either B or C.

      Go for Wolves or Arsenal mid instead. You get 3 good fixtures from them. Focus on points now. If Leeds beat Chelsea, Arsenal could be amazing.

  4. AC/DC AFC
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    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    The great thing about having to deal with the Jota injury with this week's transfer is that it will define a lot of people's approach to managing around the big bgw29 conundrum.

    A sub optimal path could be compounded in gw27 and 28.

    Then again, it rarely turns out smoothly either way, and balances out with the smooth and the rough.

    On which...

    Some smooth tonight is in order!

    1. Nomar
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      • 14 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I can field 11 next week without needing to sell anyone, though.

      So I may bite the bullet on Jota, roll the FT, take any price loss and have 2 FT to get Salah and Son in 27.

      1. Bob B
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If you can field 11 then use that luxury to save the transfer, you'll have a much clearer view and information available to you next gameweek.

        1. AC/DC AFC
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          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah, I guess I mean those limiting themselves to a player who features in 26 and 29.

      2. AC/DC AFC
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        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That's a strong position.

        Those unable to get more than say 9 out in gw26 are setting a course ....

  5. RogueBlood
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    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    1.0 ITB 1FT need to take a hit maybe 2 to start 11 probs looking at Konsa & Jota maybe also Estu here but for who?

    Currently on Jota & Konsa > Saka & Senesi

    Areola
    Gabriel, Estu, Beyer, Konsa
    KDB, JWP, Foden
    Haaland, Watkins, Solanke

    Dubravka, Palmer, Virgil, Jota

  6. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    My defence is as follows:
    Saliba Gabriel Trippier (Bayer, Porro)

    Would you save FT and play Trippier away to Arsenal or make a transfer?
    Was thinking of Porro to someone like Moreno or Dalot.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Save

    2. ViperStripes
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      • 14 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Save

  7. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 14 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So I currently have just 3 BGW29 players: Leno, Richarlison & Watkins.
    GW26 transfer: Diaz > DLuiz = 4
    GW27 transfer: Darwin > Solanke = still 4
    GW28 transfer: tbc - maybe 5
    GW29 transfer: tbc - maybe 6

    So without hits I can get to 6 for BGW29 as it stands.

    How many plyaers can you get to without hits for the 3 matches currently on?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Wow. I think I need to find out more about this double game week. Any links?

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The blank you mean?

        https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2024/02/08/how-fpl-blank-gameweek-29-looks-after-the-fa-cup-replays/

        But we'll find out the confirmed fixtures next GW anyway

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes, sorry I meant the blank. Thanks for that, I’ve just read it.

    2. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Toney & Richarlison is all I have right now but I'm not even considering building a team for 29 with FTs anymore - will be WC27 / FH29 or both

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Oh and Moreno

      2. EffPeeEll
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nor I.

        No wildcard so committed to FHitting 29.

        Will build team that will match GW30 wildcard teams as much as possible.
        Quick glance says Spurs, Chelsea, Lpool, Villa will be popular.
        Bmouth {Solanke will still be popular]
        It will be ma city v Arsenal that gw.

        .

    3. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't nail my balls to the wall until we know for sure who plays in 29

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      For me it looks like an easy FH. Dont fancy many of the (expected) 29 teams in the long run. Allows me to concentrate on building team between now and 34. Maybe 35 wc, 37bb. Team looks pretty good for 30-33 already.

      1. Now I'm Panicking
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Maximum chaos in GW29 helps this strategy a lot

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          If there more relevant matches then I have most likely more players and then FH could be skipped.

    5. Charlie Price
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Don’t think you necessarily need to have 11 players on the pitch in BGW29. I only currently have 3 players which could become say 7/8 by GW29. That may be enough to be competitive providing you have the players most likely to haul.

      I have no FH chip left so I am forced down this route.

      1. ViperStripes
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        • 14 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That's my thinking, once we know fixtures, it only needs one more match to go ahead really (Bournemouth woudl be nice for Solanke) to then easily get to 7 8 or 9 players with free transfers. You'll have a massive jump on those that play week to week with decimated teams that will use FH or WC even.

  8. tommo-uk-
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Done a bit of planning for GW29, my plan all along has been to dead end my current team into the blank and then wildcard in 31.

    Areola
    Gabriel Saliba Estupinan
    Saka Foden KDB Gordon
    Haaland Watkins Solanke

    Dubravka Doughty Kabore Jota*

    Out of interest i created a plan based on using FH in 29 to see how the transfers differed, and heres what i found;

    GW26 - With FH (Wolves/Man U) No FH (Aston Villa/West Ham)
    GW27 - Spurs assets regardless of chip strategy
    GW28 - With FH (Wolves/Man U/Bournemouth/Arsenal) No FH (West Ham/Villa/Spurs)

    Its obviously all team dependent, but realistically most teams will have decent coverage of Arsenal so by using FH in 29 you are ultimately looking at players from Wolves & Man Utd to provide you with enough returns to make the FH worth it in 29.

    GW27 stand out fixture on paper is Spurs at home to Palace and most will likely look at bringing Son in. (plays in 29)

    The argument between whether to FH in 29 or not all comes down to having the freedom to bring in any players you want based on fixtures etc and not being 'forced' to buy players from teams who play in 29, however....

    Villa play Forest & Luton

    Spurs play - Palace & Villa,

    West Ham play - Everton & Burnley

    Are those fixtures really that bad?

    In conclusion its a No FH for me....Im Oot!

    1. The Mentaculus
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      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Overlooking a key factor here: Hall of Shame Cup starts GW29 - FH it is!

      1. tommo-uk-
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        All that time spent for nothing! Damn.

        1. The Mentaculus
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          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I think the 'forced' thing mainly applies to West Ham's current form and I expect Everton & Brentford might frustrate them - however if Paqueta is back for 28 I can see them turning it around against Burnley. Villa fixtures are fine, I just have some doubts about their injuries affecting form & Moreno potentially being rotated with Digne

    2. HadiSLIM
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      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      True that, however

      "Villa play Forest & Luton

      Spurs play - Palace & Villa,

      West Ham play - Everton & Burnley"

      the case can only be made for spurs... and even then, Son is a no go if still on the wing.
      West ham are in atrocious form, Everton and Burnley will try to make use of that
      Villa? I cant really see anyone worth it other than Watkins... defense a no go, Luiz is a coin toss, might go big with pens but you need them to happen

  9. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is Estupinan to Saliba worth a -4 this week for certainty of starts- may not pay off in 1 week but should up to 28 is my thought?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What's your plan for 29? That might impact things but I think Estupinan is a sell yes. No longer reliable for starts so he has to go

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Plan is to navigate with 10/11 starters but feel in next 3 could benefit from 2 Saliba clean sheets

  10. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Early GW26 question. Can just about cobble a team together.

    Areola
    Gabriel, Walker, Trippier, lamptey, maguire
    Saka, Foden
    Watkins, Haaland, Toney

    Kelleher, Jota, rich, palmer

    1FT, 0.4m

    A) Jota to Luiz / Bailey / Odegaard / Neto / Hee Chan
    B) save and wait for GW29 news

    Leaning towards b at the moment

  11. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Looks like Adebayo misses tonight
    https://www.lutontown.co.uk/news/2024/february/brown-adebayo-unavailable/

    Hello 1st sub Ollie Watkins 🙂

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      They play tomorrow...

    2. CRAZY TRAIN
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      not too shabby at all!

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Disgusting points lol

    4. Walter White (WW)
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      As long as Morris starts, we’re good

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I think Pundit of Punts has the same situation with Watkins
      He'll be on later to tell everyone!

      1. Now I'm Panicking
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        *Cundit

  12. sankalparora07
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Will Porro and Konsa get fit for GW29? Thinking of benching them and playing the other 3 defenders till GW29.

      1. The Mentaculus
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        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Konsa could be back, just about. Think it was 3-4 weeks from 6 Feb

        1. sankalparora07
            1 month, 23 days ago

            What about Porro?..I thought Ange said "a couple of weeks". GW29 is more than a couple of weeks away

            1. The Mentaculus
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              • 2 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Yeah I'm not sure about Porro tbh. My impression was that Ange was less certain on the timeframe for Porro than Udogie. I sold him already & probably wouldn't count on him for 27, maybe more likely 28-9

      2. Cheese Crunch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Was there anything noteworthy in Pep's embargoed comments?

      3. No Professionals
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Feels like there's a strong chance we are focusing on GW29 and hurting our teams for the 3 weeks before hand in order to save FH?

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        People buying Salah en masses... Faks wrong with you?!

        1. Stimps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Casuals in a nutshell

        2. duke313
            1 month, 23 days ago

            A combination of:
            1) people thinking they'll get him for tomorrow night
            2) not aware he blanks in GW26
            3) a few getting in before multiple price rises.

        3. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Why is everyone so bullish on wolves all of a sudden. They are not the first team to play Sheffield Utd. Likely no fixture in 29. Feels like group think to me.

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I owned Hwang once this season and it was a horrible experience

          2. EffPeeEll
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Playing well under theri new manager.
            Can easily move from them to the likes of Son, Salah etc

          3. Stimps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I quite fancy getting Neto in and holding onto him long term. Points ticked along nicely before his injury and now looks like he's coming back to form

          4. The Mentaculus
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            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'm guessing you've not really seen them much...? Brentford game was the outlier, disrupted by Hwang & Cunha injuries. Aside from that, their attack has been on fire. I think it'd take very jaded eyes to not be excited by what Neto is doing right now

          5. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Wolves have been strong for quite a while.

            Solid and attacking with a decent manager.

            Plus people look forward at what is in view.

        4. rozzo
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Anybody not triple captained Haaland this week?

          Saving mine for Solanke

          1. Stimps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He'll go berserk tonight

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            You're ahead of them in all probability, then, unless Mr H goes beserk tonight.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              *berserk

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I like Solanke in 28 tbh. You're probably ahead of the Haaland TC folks even if he hits a brace tonight.

          4. The Red Devil
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No doku means goals for Haaland

        5. kysersosa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Have exact money for Jota to Odegaard. Have Saka and Gabriel.

          1) Go for it
          2) another option?!

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Exact money is always a sign... Go for it!

          2. fish&chips
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I like the move. If I wasn't still making my mind up on what to do in GW29 I'd go for it

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I'm strongly leaning towards doing it. So... 1

        6. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Come on Salah

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Get me some luck finally

        7. fplnac7
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just a footy mom, currently second in my league after some help please 🙂
            Areola & Raya

            Saliba, Coufal, Walker, Zinchenko, Doughty

            Gordon, Salah, Palmer, De Bruyne, Jota

            Watkins, Alvarez, Darwin

            5 players without a game this week and Zinchenko possibly not starting.
            Do I free hit or make transfers and take the point deduction

            Thanks in advance!

            1. The Mentaculus
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              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Think I'd provably take a -4 to move on Jota & Darwin so you can field 7 attackers, and just leave the defence

          • balint84
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Hojlund or Solanke?