Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Sunday

Charles N’Zogbia inspires Villa to a precious three points, while United put in a frighteningly efficient shift to neutralise the Everton threat and grab the points via Robin Van Persie’s efforts. Here’s the Stock Check on Sunday’s events…

On the Up

Robin Van Persie
With two consecutive blanks, the Van Persie naysayers were rounding on the Dutchman, fueled by Wayne Rooney’s consistent scoring. Amidst concerns that the Dutchman could be rested with Wednesday’s Madrid tie in mind, we’ve seen sales of Van Persie throughout the week which have even led to a price drop in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. Today’s goal and assist returns, however, instantly stung those who decided to trade him out and underlined his importance, both to United and our Fantasy lineups.

Rafael
The Brazilian chipped in with a slide rule pass to set Van Persie on his way to United’s second, whilst sealing back-to-back clean sheets at the other end. With Sir Alex Ferguson clearly allowing Everton possession but dropping his side deep to defend with some determination, we could now see Rafael and the United backline begin to find form and start returning a stream of clean sheets. Rested back in Gameweek 24, the Brazilian’s performance today demonstrated just why he has cemented the right-back role this term.

David De Gea
Can we now settle on the Spaniard as an option in goal? De Gea has started the last 11 league matches and, given that he was not rotated ahead of the Champions League clash with Madrid, it appears his position is looking as solid as ever. At 5.5 in the FPL, De Gea offers a cheap route to the United clean sheets which may now start to follow with regularity as they close in on the title. Interestingly, Ben Amos was on the United bench ahead of Anders Lindegaard, and yet the Dane was on the bench for his country in midweek – presumably fit and well: it’s a situation that warrants monitoring.

Charles N’Zogbia
It seems unlikely that a Villa player can find his way into our midfields but there’s little doubt that N’Zogbia is the leading candidate on offer. The former Wigan man returned a goal and assist in the win over West Ham and has now fetched points in three of his last four outings. It’s clear that Villa’s top-flight status rests on his form and Christian Benteke’s goals.

Going Down

Wayne Rooney
With Sir Alex Ferguson keen to ensure that his side conceded little ground to Everton, Rooney’s attacking instincts were shackled by a role out on the left flank for the majority of the match. His potential curbed, Rooney was rarely able to threaten in tandem with Van Persie and his owners will surely have been frustrated by the withdrawn role granted to him and the Dutchman’s timely return to form.

Marouane Fellaini
Sir Alex Ferguson deployed Phil Jones to snuff out the threat from the Belgian and it proved effective. Dropped deeper towards the end of the match by David Moyes, with Gareth Bale now a hot midfield property, Fellaini may be reluctantly sacrificed by some, with competition in the midfield area so fierce. The fixture list and past experience would suggest that patience with Fellaini will be rewarded, although, having earned an eighth booking of the season, another suspension is now a growing concern.

Joey O’Brien
Forced off on 25 minutes, the Hammers full-back was replaced by Guy Demel who returned to the fold after sitting out the home win over Swansea. This report states that O’Brien has suffered a thigh injury that will see him left at home for treatment while the Hammers squad go out to Dubai for a “warm weather break”. With fortnight before the next league action, it remains to be seen if the injury will put him on the sidelines for the Gameweek 27 fixture with Spurs.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
      3 years, 4 months ago

      advise please..

      Enrique + Remy + Michu >> Wilson + Giroud + Fellani

      Yay or Nay?

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      1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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        3 years, 4 months ago

        Nay ... Just the first two.

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      2. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 4 months ago

        Yay if you have no plans of getting Michu back...

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    • Sporting ABG
        3 years, 4 months ago

        what's the story with Cam? rested after international duty or falling out of favour?

        was relying on him to give me a full XI for GW27.

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        1. Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
            3 years, 4 months ago

            rested after international duty

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          • Sidharth
              3 years, 4 months ago

              Rested i reckon, will be back next week.

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            • Nice to Michu
                3 years, 4 months ago

                rested. wish I had taken into account that players on international duty outside of europe are quite often rested, would have started Harte then. Pathetic returns from Cameron recently anyway, Wilson can't come back soon enough for me

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            • Hector
                3 years, 4 months ago

                How do these changes look for next gameweek:

                Gerrard to Sissoko
                Enrique to Evra

                For a -4 hit, but it should (injuries permitting and assuming ALF gets some minutes) see me field XI.

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                1. Nice to Michu
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    perfect transfers for your team. both new guys coming into a great run of games and would think Evra is less at risk of rotation than Evans/Rafael

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                    1. Hector
                        3 years, 4 months ago

                        thanks

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                  • NATSTER | The Shuffling
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                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    One trade needed to field 11 on gw27.. Which one?

                    Fed
                    Zabaleta - Azpil - Pearce - GJ? - Davies?
                    Mata - Bale - Walcott - Fellaini
                    RvP - Anichebe - Suarez?
                    Sub: Bego, Michu

                    A: GJ > Rafael
                    B: GJ > Evans
                    C: Davies > Dawson
                    D: Suarez > 10.8m

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                    1. Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
                        3 years, 4 months ago

                        B

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                      • BBG ✩
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                        3 years, 4 months ago

                        Suarez to Cisse & Anichebe to Lambert.
                        Anichebe wont start or play significantly.

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                        1. NATSTER | The Shuffling
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                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          Too bad that would mean -8pts.. :(

                          If anichebe is not ruled out, think I have to live with whatever points he will make.

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                      • Something Clever
                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          A for me.

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                      • Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          RE-POST..

                          advise please..

                          Enrique + Remy + Michu >> Wilson + Giroud + Fellaini

                          Yay or Nay?

                          [Doosra: Nay … Just the first two]

                          I will bring back Michu after GW27 or GW28.. Fellaini has got Norwich & Reading

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                          1. BBG ✩
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                            3 years, 4 months ago

                            NO.

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                          2. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                            3 years, 4 months ago

                            You won't, mate. Events will intervene. It is that time of year. :-)

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                          3. Sidharth
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              Only Remy>Giroud for me.

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                            • NATSTER | The Shuffling
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                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              All three needed to field 11? Is there a way without selling Michu?

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                          4. Christina.
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              @HVT - what's the rotation plan with P5 + Rvp/Sturr/Lambchops?

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                              1. Billy Gilmore
                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  Pick 'em out of a hat?

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                              2. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                For all those getting Sissoko ... Cabaye is probably a better bet ... :-)

                                http://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/my-stats-tables/view/1373

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                                1. Siva Mohan - TEAM (Oranje) …
                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                    not a member..

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                                  • Billy Gilmore
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      4 matches vs 3 though...

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                                      1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        No. I don't think so. Anyway, Sissoko was ahead two weeks ago.

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                                        1. Billy Gilmore
                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            In the last 4 weeks, the limits on your table, Sissoko has played 3 matches and Cabaye has played 4...

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                                      2. BBG ✩
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        :( Not a member.

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                                      3. Eboue
                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          I'm no member but said this the other day- proof comes in the form of doos?!

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                                        • In Like Flynn.
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                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          Too late, already got Sissoko. I'll suffer it.

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                                          1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            Well, he is still firing ...

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                                      4. Something Clever
                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          Any thoughts muchos appreciated:

                                          1. Aguero + Sturridge + 4.1 Defender

                                          or

                                          2. Suarez + Lambert + J.Evans

                                          Cheers

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                                          1. Hector
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              2. by a mile

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                                              1. Christina.
                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                  +1

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                                                • Something Clever
                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                    By a mile? Really? I was thinking Sturridge will almost definitely out-score Lambert in the long term.

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                                                    1. Hector
                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        There's not much long-term left and I'm not sure he will outscore Lambert (who is on penalties remember). Anyway, option 2 gives you Suarez as cover for Liverpool attack.

                                                        I looked at your options like this:

                                                        Suarez is better than Aguero
                                                        Lambert is similar to Sturridge
                                                        JEvans is better than any 4.1 defender

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                                                  • STEVE MC MANE MAN
                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                      2.

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                                                    • .Nick
                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        2

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                                                    • DVassell
                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        How likely is wilson to turn up at the next game?

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                                                      • The ghost of a Pug's g…
                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                          These plays are obstructing my gw next week. What would u do?

                                                          Demel, gerrard,michu, sturridge, suarez.

                                                          N i got 4mill spare.

                                                          Who out? Who in?

                                                          On my watchlist:

                                                          Turner
                                                          Sissoko
                                                          Fellaini
                                                          Rvp
                                                          Dzeko
                                                          Anichebe

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                                                          1. smashy 'sophomore slum…
                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                              Don't forget Lambchop and Benteke.

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                                                          2. HVT - Solo me ARSE!
                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                              Ok lads scores/players left :
                                                              40 pts , 8 to play , Suarez (c) , Ming off bench.

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                                                            • sukrut23
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                What is wrong with Matija Nastasic ?? Why did he not start.

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                                                              • Sporting ABG
                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  worth doing Bert > Mert for a hit?

                                                                  nice ARS fixture this week and useful to have in the long run.

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                                                                • lickwidice
                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    hmm Rafael or Evans guys?

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                                                                  • Fancy Feet
                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Emotions and knee jerks aside. It seems to be a really good idea to hang onto Liverpool and Swansea players and ride out the blank. Let's face it the likes of Gerrard Suarez Sturbridge GJ Michu are all fantasy quality and having them gw 29 could be a major plus.

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                                                                    • Wild Rover
                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        Has the tightrope been updated yet? Is Suarez on 8 or 9 yellows?

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