Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Saturday

An instantly forgettable Saturday saw the majority of Fantasy managers scratching for points, as clean sheets crumbled and captain options faltered. Here’s the Stock Check on a day of slight returns…

On the Up

Santi Cazorla
The consistent form of Theo Walcott has, understandably, seen Santi Cazorla drift down the Fantasy pecking order and, for a player once at the forefront of Arsenal’s attacking potential, the Spaniard has now become an effective differential. A brace today won the game for the Gunners and took him to 11 for the season, keeping him above Walcott in the overall Fantasy Premier League (FPL) rankings.

Rafael
Sticking to the script, with Jonny Evans dropped to the bench, Rafael stepped up his claim as the weapon of choice in the United backline with a stunning third goal of the season. Despite being rested back in Gameweek 24, Rafael’s claims are strong, although, like all United assets, the Brazilian looks vulnerable for the Gameweek 28 home clash with Norwich ahead of the Champions League second leg with Madrid.

Arouna Kone
The Ivory Coast international took little time to underline his importance to the Latics cause with two first half strikes – taking him to eight goals for the season. Selected as one of our three differentials this week, sadly for Kone, competition in his price bracket remains fierce, with Romelu Lukaku, Dimitar Berabtov, Rickie Lambert and Christian Benteke all offering value with their sub 7.0 price tags.

Dimitar Berbatov
The Bulgarian continues to do just enough to keep his points tally ticking over: a ninth goal of the season today was his third in six to offer a reminder that, if Martin Jol’s side can somehow rediscover some form, Berbatov remains a rare talent worthy of consideration.

Sascha Riether
On the Scout Picks bench this week, the German returned an assist, clean sheet and is likely to earn bonus points from today’s 1-0 win. Riether has enjoyed an outstanding season and has now contributed four assists this term, whilst Martin Jol’s defence have conceded just twice in the last four league outings.

Romelu Lukaku
The Belgian justified his Scout Pick selection with a brace, taking him to 12 goals for the season. Once again, Lukaku looked an unstoppable force at times and the fact that Steve Clarke paired him with Shane Long from the start provided some encouragement. Lukaku is, however, ineligible for the Gameweek 28 fixture with parent club Chelsea.

Marc Wilson
While the Potters defence conceded for the ninth consecutive league outing, the return of Marc Wilson at left-back at least gives those still holding Stoke’s defensive assets an obvious escape route. At 3.9, Wilson looks set to be a hugely popular acquisition for those downgrading the likes of Asmir Begovic and Ryan Shawcross, after a string of disappointing Gameweeks over the past two months.

Going Down

Jonny Evans
Rio Ferdinand’s recall at Loftus Road was far from a surprise but, with Sir Alex Ferguson previously talking up the need to preserve Nemanja Vidic, it was a real surprise to see the Serbian maintain his starting role at QPR at the expense of Jonny Evans. With the rotation of Ferdinand and Vidic looking a likely trend, Evans had seemed nailed on for a run of starts: today’s teamsheet confirmed that as far from certain.

Robin Van Persie
The Dutchman provided the assist for Rafael’s opener at the Bush but the Dutchman’s contribution was cut short by a hip injury sustained in a collision with cameramen on setting up the goal. Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t seem too concerned post-match, although there are big question marks over Van Persie’s start in the Old Trafford clash with Norwich next weekend, regardless of the injury.

Lukas Podolski
Benched for the third consecutive league outing, memories of the 17-point haul in double Gameweek 23 now seem distant as the German struggles to maintain his start in Wenger’s lineup.

The Everton Defence
David Moyes’ side remain unable to see out matches and, having looked in command at Carrow Road, conceded two second half goals to lose the points. They’ve now gone four without a shutout with just four for the season in total, as Leighton Baines’ owners were left clinging to the comfort of the assist for Leon Osman’s opener.

Alex Pearce
Having looked to be a viable budget option in the Royals back four, Pearce was relegated to the bench by Brian McDermott and Sean Morrison earned a recall to the defence. Given the performance by the Reading defence, however, you have to wonder if Pearce will earn a recall soon enough.

Pavel Pogrebnyak
A miserable day for the Royals was compounded by a straight red card for the Russian who earned an early bath for a reckless challenge on Maynor Figueroa. Pogrebnyak will miss three league outings against Everton, Villa and United.

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

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  1. royals forever
      3 years, 4 months ago

      Best Striker to have up until GW34

      RVP
      Rooney
      Aguero

      Already got Suarez & Sturridge

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    • Wild Rover
        3 years, 4 months ago

        The Chelsea striker situation is a farce... They insist on starting a pathetically out of form player while at the same time sapping the confidence of a really in form form player. They are becoming a laughing stock and more importantly screwing up a great run of FPL fixtures..

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        1. Jafooli
            3 years, 4 months ago

            This. The FSW does my nut in.

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              1. Jafooli
                  3 years, 4 months ago

                  😆

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                • Jafooli
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    Is that Special One TV thing still going? That was gold......

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                    1. Just Ruud
                        3 years, 4 months ago

                        It was, must be on youtube.

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                        1. Jafooli
                            3 years, 4 months ago

                            Yeah and was also on BBC iPlayer (I think they bought the rights).

                            But it's stopped now, correct? Shame if it has.....

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                          1. Jafooli
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              Excellent, that's a great link. Gonna go back and watch the lot of the next few weeks.

                              Right, off for dinner, catch ya later JT. Around Lambo time?

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                              1. Just Ruud
                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  😉

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                      • Jafooli
                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          Now also rotated Ba out of form.....

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                        • In Like Flynn.
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                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          Rafa and Roman's man love for Torres. Hard to understand on any level.

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                          1. Jafooli
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              Russians prefer blonds?

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                          2. footyjuana
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              And they keep a player in better form than both on loan at another EPL club:)

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                            • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                Really is terrible unless you hate Chelsea more than you enjoy FPL 😉

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                            • Liastro
                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                (Bottom of page, sorry) 1FT, 0.0m in bank.

                                Begovic - Federici

                                Evans - Davies - Jones - Demel - Clyne

                                Bale - Mata - Walcott - Michu - Puncheon

                                RVP - Suarez - Cisse

                                A. Demel -> Wilson

                                B. Jones -> Wilson

                                C. RVP -> Aguero

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                              • meule
                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  Bunn Bego
                                  Evans Zabaleta Demel Davies Shaw
                                  Mata Bale Michu Walcott Puncheon
                                  RVP Fletcher Lambert
                                  4.4 in bank
                                  Fletcher > Suarez is the good move ?

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                                  1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                    Yeah.

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                                • dis
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                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  Who do you think will score more points from now until the end of the season:

                                  A: Michu
                                  or
                                  B: Fellani

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                                  1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                    Michu.

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                                  2. Jax
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      most likely michu. he plays upfront.

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                                    • Slavic Cheese - Up Peresic
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                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      Michu. I am thinking it may be time for Fellaini to leave so I can freshen up my mid

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                                      1. dis
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        thats what im thinking, cue the inevitable goals vs reading and prob arsenal aswel

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                                        1. Jax
                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            no leave fellaini in v reading.

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                                          • Jax
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              their game v arsenal isn't on in gw29

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                                      2. Slavic Cheese - Up Peresic
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        Bonjour mon petite chums

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                                        1. In Like Flynn.
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                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          Bonjour, ca va? Beware the cheese eaters. A little wax jacket won't keep you safe around here.

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                                          1. Slavic Cheese - Up Peresic
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                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            Ca va bien. Et Tu? Le Fromage et dans le pisine

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                                      3. In Like Flynn.
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        Where's Doosra this weekend?

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                                        1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          I'll give him a call and find out for you. 2 secs.

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                                        2. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          He's in bed. The call woke him up.

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                                          1. In Like Flynn.
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                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            Haha, I didn't know if he was away again.

                                            Just wanted to know how his Metro is going. He was in with a shout at the monthly prize.

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                                      4. Jafooli
                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          Suarez, Fellaini and Luiz all on 8 YC's. worth keeping an eye on.......

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                                          1. Just Ruud
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              cheers for this Jaf.

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                                          2. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              Mata, Bale, Clyne and RVP (c) baps
                                              vs
                                              Cech, Vert, Lennon, Cisse (c)

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                                              1. Jax
                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                  rvp won't get bonus.

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                                                • Elniñorules
                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                    5 + 10 + 1 + 0 = 16

                                                    2 + 2 + 5 + 14 = 23

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                                                    1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        Oooh my hopes are rising 😉

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                                                  • Slavic Cheese - Up Peresic
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                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                    I ma sick of all this talk abou GW 29. WE DON'T KNOW YET!!! Wait and see

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                                                    1. Jax
                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        yeah people please wait til after the fa cup games are decided

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                                                        1. Jax
                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                            midweek

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                                                      • Parm
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                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        Any way to sort out my Guthrie issue?

                                                        de Gea, Bunn.
                                                        Azpilicueta, Clichy, Davies, Wilson, Pearce.
                                                        Bale, Mata, Walcott, Michu, Guthrie.
                                                        Van Persie, Aguero, Sturridge.

                                                        1FT; £0.0m in the bank.

                                                        Time for Michu to go? Now, next week?
                                                        Or do I leave Davies first sub in case Van Persie doesn't play?

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                                                        1. In Like Flynn.
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                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                          Yes, get rid of the useless pile.

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                                                        2. Wild Rover
                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                            Don't sell Michu, you will need him gw 29

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                                                          • Elniñorules
                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                              You've got a lot of potential gw29 blankers, so I'd wait on more news on that.

                                                              Save FT, ideally.

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                                                              1. Parm
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                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                I can play a fairly decent 4-4-2....

                                                                http://i.imgur.com/RVihFUQ.png

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                                                          • Willis.
                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                              New post bishes.

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                                                            • Ozils Nozle
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                To me RVP > Rooney is a shrewd move for next couple of weeks. Reckon Rooney will be given the exercise against Norwich as pre-CL warm up, whilst RVP will be given the weekend off. As long as you have sufficient funds to get him back in a few weeks if nec, reckon it will be ok as his price will drop , especially if he gets ringfenced for further CL action.

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                                                              • Rafabio
                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  Morning all.

                                                                  Is anyone going to triple up on Pool given the blanks in GW29 and given the fact that Pool's fixtures are decent?

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                                                                • STEVE MC MANE MAN
                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    Man United,City,Wigan and West Ham have no GW29 fixture according to FPL.

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                                                                    1. Konig Manuel Luther - Sele&…
                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        yes...

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                                                                    2. Konig Manuel Luther - Sele&…
                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        puncheon, azpi, and dzeko on bench.... great gw

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