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  1. Clues to Blank Gameweek 31 Chelsea line-up in Ukraine 7 days, 22 hours ago

    "Aubameyang is now a suspension tightrope in the Europa League after he was booked for donning a Black Panther mask in celebrating his second goal."One of the more bizarre sentences I've read on FFS. » Read

  2. Mane brace enhances Blank Gameweek 31 captaincy credentials 8 days, 22 hours ago

    taking "blank" gameweek very literally » Read

  3. The Scout Squad for FPL Blank Gameweek 31 8 days, 22 hours ago

    Thats interesting, didn't know that. Think he's still involved to an extent as David was mentioning he'd spoke to him on the Scoutcast, that could just be a whatsapp chat though for all I know haha.I do miss him on the scoutcast, the man has such an unmatched burning passion and enthusiasm for the game and that really came across well on the scoutcast, led to some fascinating discussions. Thats not to say the current incumbents aren't doing a great job too though, they are.Mark has his reasons for taking a step back though, I believe his health was a factor, so I hope thats improved just as much as his FPL rank has! 🙂 Think he goes top of the FFS hall of fame this week too.I noticed in his team he has held Salah, Hazard and Sterling since about GW9, through thick and thin. There's probabaly a lesson in there somewhere to us all haha. » Read

  4. The Scout Squad for FPL Blank Gameweek 31 9 days, 42 mins ago

    I'm an owner too.Looking at the facts, he was first choice before being injured. He was on the bench last gameweek, which is again better than not being in the squad. He had only played for the under 23's on the tuesday before the cardiff match, so cardiff probably came a little soon for him. If west ham had been 3-0 up he may well have got some minutes, but as they were losing Peligrini was chasing the game so made attacking subs. The fact they put in such a shambolic defensive performance only strengthens his case really!I am going to stick with him. If he doesn't start, maybe he will get some minutes off the bench, 1 point is better than none in such a blank gameweek. If you have no other issues and the option to bring in diop or TAA or Robertson then do that, otherwise I'd focus transfers elsewhere and just cross your fingers with Balbuena. » Read

  5. The Scout Squad for FPL Blank Gameweek 31 9 days, 1 hour ago

    If City drop points to United in that week, far from inspiring Liverpool to score 10 against Huddersfield, its far more likely to result in the whole city imparting suffocating pressure on the entire club, just like it did in 2014, resulting in a nervy 1-1 draw or something similar.I'd be delighted to see Liverpool win the league, but if its going to happen, I think it will be on the final day when they don't know what City are doing lol, so the pressure can't affect them as much! » Read

  6. How Man City's packed April schedule looks after rout of Schalke 9 days, 21 hours ago

    We will still have winter madness, the xmas period is unaffected by the break 🙂 I think the break is late jan/early february. » Read

  7. How Man City's packed April schedule looks after rout of Schalke 9 days, 22 hours ago

    A fair point. I suspect they'll just keep it as one long gameweek though.Another point that may shake it up, is that because we have 3 english sides through in the CL already, perhaps 4 if Liverpool quality tonight, there is a high chance an English side wins the CL. If so they would enter the Club World Cup early next December and have a blank gameweek there. Say gameweek 14ish. » Read

  8. Should I play my Free Hit chip in FPL Blank Gameweek 31? 10 days, 22 hours ago

    Already own Fraser and will be adding Wilson in for Zohore this week. Newcastle and Burnley defences away from home are porous.In GW34 though I'm likely to wildcard them all out. Apart from Fulham at home in GW35 their other fixtures are away to sides battling relegation and home to a spurs side chasing the top 4. Bournemouth will also likely be on the beach by then too. That combination does not look conjusive to returns to me. » Read

  9. Should I play my Free Hit chip in FPL Blank Gameweek 31? 10 days, 23 hours ago

    I think Dybala will move too, his drop off since Ronaldo arrived has been off a cliff in terms of performance. Bale's wages are astronomical, I'm not sure anyone could pay them! Maybe he will be loaned out with RM covering some of the wages. I heard on the TFS podcast yesterday Marcelo is going to Juventus, so they will need a left back. » Read

  10. Should I play my Free Hit chip in FPL Blank Gameweek 31? 10 days, 23 hours ago

    On my master league save on pro evo they signed Salah, Kane, KdB, Kyle Walker and VVD. Now that really is fantasy football! » Read

  11. West Ham assets disappoint ahead of Blank Gameweek 31 11 days, 18 hours ago

    Bilva and Dilva are amongst the worst disgraces ever commited to text. Same goes for Bavies. » Read

  12. West Ham assets disappoint ahead of Blank Gameweek 31 11 days, 18 hours ago

    I suppose if you want Harnes and Aarnes somewhere like Fantasy Eliteseiren is probably the place to look! » Read

  13. West Ham assets disappoint ahead of Blank Gameweek 31 11 days, 18 hours ago

    Spot on, the FAnderson one really gets me too. Just say the guys name for goodness sake. There isn't even another Anderson in the league!!And then when there are 2 Barnes' and 2 Mendy's, we don't get Harnes and Aarnes or Bendy and Nendy. Absolute bollocks, the lot of it! » Read

  14. Liverpool to dominate Blank Gameweek 31 captaincy 11 days, 22 hours ago

    85 all out. Bizarre really as only 4 players contributed: Salah, Vardy, Fraser and Sterling (c). Had some good luck with Sterlings offside goal opening the floodgates; and some bad luck with Doherty conceding in the 93rd minute, to Hazard of all people, a player I don't own with decent ownership, Mane (non owner) scoring in the 93rd minute, and Mane missing a TAA (owner) assisted chance which had a xG of 95%!Up to 123k now. Seems to me that the biggest rises and falls this season, both for my team and for others, is entirely related to which City player feels good on a given day. I've had huge negative swings missing out on Aguero in GW2, GW25 and GW26, but also huge positive swings in GW11, GW13, GW14 and GW30 by captaining Sterling.The answer was probably to own the pair of them all season. » Read

  15. Salah unfortunate not to score big against Burnley 11 days, 23 hours ago

    I don't think there's much goalkeeper discussion to be had - the majority own Fabianski already, and those free hitting will surely target the most attractive defensive fixture, which is Huddersfield at home......which also happens to be Fabianski.A more interesting question would be is a west ham defensive double up worth a punt? Perhaps Fabianski plus Rice or Diop? From a personal point of view, has anyone got any insight on Balbuana? Would be great to have him back for this fixture.Perhaps a ranking of the defensive attractiveness of the fixtures in GW31 would be useful. I.e. which teams have created and conceded the most big chances home/away amongst the sides in question. This will help quanity whether its better to have a Liverpool defender away to Fulham or a Bournemouth defender home to Newcastle, for example. » Read

  16. Salah unfortunate not to score big against Burnley 12 days, 1 hour ago

    West Ham still have a chance of European football so not on the beach yet IMO. » Read

  17. Salah unfortunate not to score big against Burnley 12 days, 1 hour ago

    I think they did bournemouth last week, although most of what they said there is already out of date as Wilson is back and is better than King and Fraser just scored 13 points to Brooks 3 points lol. » Read

  18. Salah unfortunate not to score big against Burnley 12 days, 1 hour ago

    Here's a question for the talking point thats relavent:"How much profit in a player makes you keep and bench him rather than sell him in a blank gameweek?"I.e. Pogba. He's currently £8.9m. If you bought him at £7.8m would you keep and bench him? What about if you got him at £8.2m? What about £8.5m?I know lots of factors come back into it, like would you want him in a GW34 WC squad etc, but it would be good to hear you guys discuss it and possibly come up with a "rule of thumb" that can be applied now and in the future. » Read

  19. Salah unfortunate not to score big against Burnley 12 days, 1 hour ago

    Wilson for player, is an attacking double up of him and Fraser worth it for 31 and 33? Fraser is 3rd top assister in Europe this season and Wilson has impressive expected and actual goals and assists. They also on the eye test appear to bring out the best in each other. » Read

  20. Captain Sensible - Aguero and Salah in close call for Gameweek 30 15 days, 1 hour ago

    Quite fancy one of the West Ham attackers such as Lanzini or Hernandez. Don't own any though so hoping Balbuena gets back in the team and scores off a corner or something! » Read