Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Sunday

Two quick-fire goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon catch the Gunners defence flat-footed and, with the Spurs back four holding firm, North London superiority is very much with Andre Villas-Boas’ side tonight. Here’s the Stock Check on Sunday’s events…

On the Up

Gareth Bale
It’s seven league goals in his last five league matches as Bale continued his incredible form and saw him repay those who placed the armband with the Welshman. There’s little to be said on Bale that hasn’t been said already – his Fantasy Premier League (FPL) price tag has risen 0.6 in the space of two Gameweeks and there’s every reason to expect that to go on ascending as more Fantasy managers concede defeat and acquire his services.

Michael Dawson
Spurs have now gone 12 league outings unbeaten and, in that spell, they’ve kept five clean sheets and conceded more than one goal just once (at West Ham on Monday). The installation of Dawson in central defence has been a major factor – he’s started ten of the last eleven and was outstanding once again in a second half rearguard effort. At just 4.6 in the FPL, Dawson may not have appealing fixtures but, given Tottenham’s current form, he may still continue to deliver value.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
The Icelander scored his first league goal for Spurs at Upton Park on Monday and that was enough to see him start ahead of Lewis Holtby this afternoon. Sigurdsson again returned, slotting a smart pass through for Bale’s opener – his fifth assist of the season. It remains to be seen if he can hold his starting role, particularly once Clint Dempsey regains fitness. With Bale monopolising our attention, however, Sigurdsson seems unlikely to attract too much Fantasy interest.

Aaron Lennon
Lennon is another playing in the shadow of Gareth Bale. Today’s goal was his fourth of what has been a consistent season for the fleet-footed winger. At 7.2, ordinarily, Lennon may earn some Fantasy interest but with Bale’s form so relentless, he remains little more than a fanciful differential.

Going Down

The Arsenal Defence
While Tottenham’s rearguard has delivered five shut-outs in twelve and shown some determined consistency, Arsenal’s defence continues to look brittle and was exploited with ease by two through-balls today. It’s just two clean sheets in the last ten for Arsene Wenger’s back four – they came against Stoke and Sunderland – two teams amongst the most impotent in the league. Those holding Arsenal defensive assets will surely be looking to trade in for the Gameweek 29 blank and will consider the merits of acquiring them back, even with the confirmed double Gameweek 33 beckoning.

Olivier Giroud
It’s four league outings without a goal now for the Frenchman who, at one stage looked to have settled in Wenger’s lineup but now looks out of form and vulnerable once again. Giroud’s stint at centre-forward has led to Theo Walcott shifting to the flank and that has led to his returns dropping – Walcott has also failed to score in the last four Gameweeks, keeping his tally ticking with three assists. We could well see changes to Wenger’s tactics following the Gameweek 29 break.

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

2,018 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Yards Better.
      3 years, 3 months ago

      Anyone keeping Fellaini this GW?

      I am - nice few fixtures after the blank.

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      1. Hazardous
          3 years, 3 months ago

          lol check again

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        • Screaming Midget
            3 years, 3 months ago

            "nice few fixtures after the blank"

            Yeah lovely.... CITY STOKE spurs arsenal

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            1. Chu Young Ping Pong
                3 years, 3 months ago

                He scored against City at Etihad. Could do it again.

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            2. 4vets
                3 years, 3 months ago

                😯

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            3. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                3 years, 3 months ago

                Quick look at GW29 fixtures.

                How would you rate these 1 week punts out of 10?

                a) Lukaku (SWA)
                b) Remy (SUN)
                c) Sessegnon (qpr)
                d) Sturridge (TOT) (already have Suarez)
                e) Lambert (nor)
                f) Sissoko(STO)
                g) Nzogbia (rdg)
                h) Snodgrass (SOT)
                i) Cisse (STO)

                I mean from 1 to 10, how good a punt are they? 1 being terrible, 5 being meh, 10 being GO FOR IT!

                Thanks

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                1. sy
                    3 years, 3 months ago

                    A) 10 the rest don't matter

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                  • Hazardous
                      3 years, 3 months ago

                      sissoko most likely to get returns

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                    • Still No Eye Dia
                        3 years, 3 months ago

                        e) on Lambert's away form

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                    • #ProteaGoals - Thomass DM10
                        3 years, 3 months ago

                        How’s this??? Good or bad?????
                        Thanks for your advice!
                        http://imgur.com/3x9Ql1F

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                        1. Screaming Midget
                            3 years, 3 months ago

                            Sturridge would be good value, but seems too injury prone. Enrique is a good one though

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                          • Declan-
                              3 years, 3 months ago

                              did you captain michu?

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                              1. #ProteaGoals - Thomass DM10
                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                  Yes

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                              2. Hazardous
                                  3 years, 3 months ago

                                  if you got sturra already why does it show you transferring him in ??

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                                  1. #ProteaGoals - Thomass DM10
                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      I didn't have him

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                                • M_NUS United Force
                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                    should i transfer in Santon today or to wait ? Newcastle have UEFA game this thursday ?

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                                  • coopsxx
                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                      can mertesackers goal still be reversed or is that done now?

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                                    • Optimus.
                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                        posted this earlier which made me laugh..

                                        "His Inter Milan trial may have ended in disappointment after just one day, but things are looking up for John Carew.

                                        The former Villa and West Ham striker has had the French tattoo on his neck slightly adjusted. So, when translated, it now means what he originally intended – “My Life, My Rules”. And not, as it previously read, “My Life, My Menstrual Periods”."

                                        few other funnies in here http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/funny-football-michael-owen-twitter-1740803?

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                                      • The Axolotl
                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                          somewhat surprising, i'll still be very nervous tomorrow about aguero especially;

                                          aguero 95 pts in 1590 mins
                                          tevez 131 pts in 1546 mins
                                          dzeko 102 pts in 1196 mins

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                                        • GlamRock Chauffeurs
                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                            I know this may sound crazy but with his current form, upcoming fixtures and points diff, anyone out there think N'Zogbia's worth a punt over Michu?

                                            Michu: wba ARS TOT
                                            N'Zogbia: read QPR LIV

                                            Last 5 matches

                                            Michu: 2 assists/2 goals
                                            N'Zogbia: 5 assists/1 goal

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                                            1. GlamRock Chauffeurs
                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                Crazy? Yes or no...

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                                            2. izo
                                                3 years, 3 months ago

                                                Cell Mata or Afro for nzogbia?

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                                                1. GlamRock Chauffeurs
                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                    That's what I'm thinking. Mata for N'Zogbia. If it comes good, not many will have Zogs...

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                                                    1. Red-United
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                      There's a good reason why not many people have N'Zogbia.

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                                                2. jurgenizer | TRIPEIROS
                                                    3 years, 3 months ago

                                                    Fellaini > Coutinho or Fellaini > Gerrard?

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                                                  • Mile Plankton - Myth and Ch…
                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                      Kagawa's second. Still so sexy.

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                                                    • SportsGuy - GetRitchieOrDie…
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 3 months ago

                                                      Looking at transfers for this week feels a bit like bottom seven league...

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                                                    • Crouch Potato!
                                                        3 years, 3 months ago

                                                        Cheers for your replies to my Baines question on previous page, had to pop out.

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                                                      • Robe Wan
                                                          3 years, 3 months ago

                                                          Really need some help here lads. For GW 29:

                                                          Migs (Bunn)

                                                          Harte Davies Jevans Nasty O Brien

                                                          Mata Michu bale Walcott punch

                                                          RVP Sturridge Lambert

                                                          .9 in the bank and 2fts, what shall I do? Thinking mata to sissoko and o brien to jenrique or Johnson. Any other ideas????

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                                                        • Benjimaate
                                                            3 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Who's the better player to get rid of because of their blank to help have more players start?

                                                            Mata or Walcott?

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                                                          • bendernas
                                                              3 years, 3 months ago

                                                              gw1 rank- 5,859
                                                              overall rank- 5,863

                                                              Those 6 people....really bothered at the moment.

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