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Talking Points for Gameweek 35

The Fantasy Football transfer window is now closed. Join me in our virtual Fantasy Football world while we watch the games and hope our points rack up. Sit back, relax, enjoy the football and hang-out here with your fellow Fantasy Football managers and chat in real time as the action unfolds. Perhaps everyone else is experiencing the same “Aggghhhh” player difficulties you are, or the same “Yeahhhh” moment as your captain puts the ball into the back of the net? Talking Points is simply a chat area for us Fantasy Football First managers. Tell us about your highs and lows, and get into the match day atmosphere. Get involved. 

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  1. FA Cup semi-final
    Chelsea: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Emerson, Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
    Subs: Eduardo, Christensen, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Barkley, Pedro, Morata.
    Southampton: McCarthy, Soares, Hoedt, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Lemina, Austin, Long.
    Subs: Forster, McQueen, Tadic, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Carrillo.

  2. Hello All, i need your wisdom to decide, please help me and my team.
    I am playing BB GW 37.
    Option 1. GW 36 carry forward free transfer
    then GW 37 Ward to Dummett/Lascelles & Gudmundson to Xhaka/Iwobi
    Option 1 gives me 15 x DGW players with no hit.

    Option 2. GW 36 Sanchez to De Brunye
    GW 37 ward to Dummett/Lascelles & Gudmundson to David Silva
    Option 2 gives me 15 x DGW players with -4 hits.
    Any other options most welcome,
    thanks

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  3. Man City: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Delph, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Sterling, Jesus.
    Subs: Bravo, Walker, Sane, Mendy, Otamendi, Toure, Foden.
    Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Ki, King, Carroll, A Ayew, J Ayew.
    Subs: Nordfeldt, Bartley, Roberts, Clucas, Dyer, Routledge, Abraham.

    • @IvanTheTerrible 49 points (with bonus) in B team (which has outscored my main team) long time back and 3 city assets to go.
      As I missed the Lacaz transfer due to internet problem, pathetic 32 points from A team and now its all upto City.

    • @IvanTheTerrible

      Sane starts on the bench. Don’t you DARE bring him on for a 10 minute cameo Pep –
      I have a precious 6 points from Ings waiting to add to my meagre tally of 25 points. :fingerscrossed:

      Reckon Mendy will be one of the subs afforded a 10 minute cameo though as he strives to regain match fitness following the injury that has kept him out since GW6

      • @OldGoat
        I have Sane as well in my main team but all eyes are now on captain Jesus who has to get me out of this slump :superman:
        “Gabriel Jesus has had a hand in 22 goals in his 23 Premier League starts for Man City (16 goals, 6 assists), including a double against Swansea in February 2017 at the Etihad.
        Jesus is still yet to end on the losing side in any of those 23 starts (W20 D3) – since his first league start in February 2017, City have won 87 per cent of the matches when he starts compared to 69 per cent when he doesn’t”.
        OptaStats

        • @IvanTheTerrible

          Dear God, please use your divine intervention to deliver a four goal haul for Jesus.
          My nearest mini-league rival has gained 23 points on me so far this week.

        • @OldGoat I feel like killing something as I went with Auba over Laca. My 4k rank is sliding. Thankfully all three of my Cty picks are starting. I also want a Jesus haul. Let´s pray together…

        • @Kumast

          At the last minute I swapped Arnautovic to Zaha. Then I played Zaha and benched Ings :angry:
          I have lost the plot!

  4. Now that we have seen the City lineup, can we think of anything close to 80% regarding whom PEP will start next week and 37 DGW? …or its all again from scratch?

    • @GoalMachine

      Walker and Otamendi’s game time looks in question.
      Ota started on the bench last week, whilst Walker had been benched the week before.

      As for the attackers – the only change from last week has been Bernardo Silva in for Sane. I think that Pep can’t decide which of those two works best behind Jesus.
      Of course I may be completely wrong again – I thought that David Silva would have been given time off to go back to his family in Spain!

      • @OldGoat With the league title sealed, I feel Bernardo Silva will get increased game time, worth a punt.

        Ota and Walker were probably rested today as they both played a lot of games.

        KDB has also played all season, earned the right to get some rest, and he isn’t completing full 90 minutes for the past 3 games (just got subbed by Yaya on 65th min)

        Sterling has had a lot of game time as well..David Silva may be given time off? We’ll have to see for any clues from Pep’s press conference.

        So I think players most at risk, in order:

        1. KDB
        2. Sterling
        3. Silva

        We should see more game time with Bernardo Silva and the likes of Sane as well.

    • @DLCFTW He missed a pen and denied an asist for starling, still i m happy , I don’t have Jesus :P

  5. City have used all 3 subs.
    There is still a slim chance that Jesus will score + Sane didn’t play, so I have 6 precious points coming off the bench. PHEW!

  6. Somehow I can’t see Jesus scoring – not even if he was out there for forty days and forty nights

    • @OldGoat
      I did say to someone on here that the score will be 5-0 with a hatty from Gabriel in it. Well, wrong buzz :P
      Shame I went with 3-0 in the prediction game.

      • @IvanTheTerrible

        I too went with a 3-0 scoreline.
        I have 3 correct results and no corrects scores with Everton v Newcastle to come.
        56 points from the Free Hit Chip with Baines to come isn’t exactly a great return.
        My main mini-league rival also played the Free Hit. He has 59 pts with Baines and Kenedy to come. So he has gained a minimum of 3 points on me this week.
        Being 50 points ahead, I can live with that. Just don’t want Kenedy running riot tomorrow

        • @OldGoat
          50 in the main team with whatever comes from Baines and Perez.
          65 in B team with only Baines. 11 points on bench from Barnes and Tomkins. Pretty average again, no fireworks :idunno:

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