Scout Picks

Scout Picks – Gameweek 20

With the deadline for the final set of festive fixtures looming at 11.30 am tomorrow, we opt for a late night reveal for the Gameweek 20 Scout Picks.

Our latest search for value between the sticks has us acquire Middlesbrough’s Victor Valdes (4.5) ahead of Leicester City’s visit to the Riverside Stadium in Saturday’s early kick-off.

In their nine road trips, the Foxes have mustered an unimpressive eight goals, which immediately promotes the short-term stock of the Middlesbrough stopper.

In addition, Claudio Ranieri’s men have mustered 39 goal attempts from outside the box away from home – joint top for that metric. That gives us the added security that Boro keeper may just add save points to his Gameweek 20 tally.

Swansea City’s dreadful form ahead of their visit to Selhurst Park has prompted us to welcome Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann (5.2) into the fold.

Dann has recorded more close range efforts than any other defender this season and earned an assist from a set-piece when the two sides last met in the 5-4 goal-fest back in Gameweek 13.

The Swans have also scored just seven goals on the road, indication that we may even catch sight of the lesser-spotted Eagles clean sheet.

Hull City share a similarly dreadful away record to the Swans, which has put West Brom’s Chris Brunt (5.0) on our radar ahead of the Tigers’ visit to The Hawthorns.

Owned by just 1.9%, we’re backing Brunt for another start and a role on the flank. From open play or from dead-balls, Brunt’s assured delivery can promise attacking returns and, given that Mike Phelan’s side have scored just five goals in nine away games, Brunt is a candidate for double-digits.

Completing our three-man back line is Manchester United’s Phil Jones (4.9), who looks assured of a start away to West Ham United, given that he was rested at home to Middlesbrough in Gameweek 19.

Alexis Sanchez (11.9) is one of three premium picks squeezed into our 84 million budget, recruited ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth.

The Chilean’s peerless record on the road is behind his selection.

With nine goals away from home, more than any other player, Sanchez is simply too strong an option to ignore. Eddie Howe’s men seem likely to be driven forward by their faithful, Arsene Wenger will therefore perhaps resort to “plan A” and deploy Sanchez back in the central striker role.

To help fund the Gunners man, we have joined more than 106,000 FPL managers who have drafted in West Brom’s Matt Phillips (5.6).

He scored his fourth goal and earned his seventh assist of the campaign, away to Southampton on Saturday.

Granted he played the full 90 minutes in that encounter, but we think his relentless form should ensure that Tony Pulis once again turns to the winger for the visit of Hull City.

Although Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha (5.8) departs for duty at the Africa Cup of Nations after Swansea’s visit, we feel that he represents a convincing option for this Gameweek.

The 12.3% owned winger has eight assists and three goals to his name and, while Zaha has blanked in his last four, it’s the Swans’ obliging backline that convinces us. The Welsh club have leaked 13 goals in their last four Gameweeks; 18 in their last six.

As with Phillips, we are hoping that form can trump the fatigue factor and ensure that Adam Lallana (7.6) earns a start for Liverpool at Sunderland.

The 23% owned midfielder has been sensational in recent matches, racking up his seventh assist with a sublime cross in Saturday’s win over Manchester City, adding to a season record that shows the same number of goals.

Our heavyweight attack features the re-introduction of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (12.8).

Despite marking his return from a four-match ban with a tepid blank against Liverpool on Saturday, we just couldn’t overlook his stronger prospects of returns when Burnley drop by the Etihad Stadium.

The Clarets have shipped 18 goals in eight matches away from home, while the Argentine has scored 10 in his 12 Gameweek starts. In addition, Aguero has already put Sean Dyche’s side to the sword once this season, claiming a brace in City’s trip to Turf Moor in Gameweek 13.

Consistency drives our selection of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (11.6), who has now delivered at least a goal or assist in all bar one of his last eight Gameweek starts.

With Jose Mourinho recently referring to Manchester United’s talisman as “undroppable” , we feel that Ibrahimovic can also offer us security of start in a Gameweek that could be littered with rest and rotation concerns.

Swansea’s aforementioned defensive record sees us double up on Palace assets and welcome aboard Christian Benteke (7.6) in the XI.

The 9.2% owned Belgian will be hoping to join Spurs’ Harry Kane, West Brom’s Salomon Rondon and Middlesbrough’s Alvaro Negredo to become the fourth striker in succession to earn a double-digit points haul when receiving a visit from the Swans.

Speaking of Rondon (6.7), he claims a spot on our bench with Hull’s unenviable away record the key factor.

The striker was rested to the bench at Southampton on Saturday, but we expect him to start against the Tigers; five of the Venezuelan’s seven goals have arrived at The Hawthorns.

Middlesbrough’s Gaston Ramirez (5.3) claims our midfield bench role and is another player who will feel will outperform his price point in Gameweek 20.

The Uruguayan schemer, who has two goals and a pair of assists so far, looks a certain starter against Leicester City, given that he was only used from the bench against Manchester United in Gameweek 19.

Watford’s current cast of injuries and form that has seen them score just twice in their last four outings, has us turn to Stoke City’s Erik Pieters as our reserve defender.

The Dutchman is expected to take up the role of wing-back against the Hornets and, with Walter Mazzarri’s side nursing a list of casualties on their right-flank, he may even get some joy as the Potters look to build on an encouraging display at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Community Champion

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season. The current champion to beat is Boris Bodega, who achieved a 33 point margin of victory over us in Gameweek 15.

The Gameweek 19 champion Game of Throw Ins opted for a 3-4-3 line up of: Heaton; Azpilicueta, Holgate, A Valencia; Sigurdsson, Alli, Hazard, Lallana; Aguero, Lukaku, Carroll.

Ahead of Sunday’s games, the Scouts were trailing Game of Throw Ins 16 to 25.

Due to the tight turnaround of games the community champion contest is taking a break for this round of fixtures and will resume again for Gameweek 21.

Jonty Community manager, Scoutcaster and writer. Tweets stats and stuff via @FFScout_Jonty” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Worst episode EVER...
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Should I do Kane to Kun?

      1. SANTACLAUS
          6 months, 27 days ago

          no

          1. Worst episode EVER...
              6 months, 27 days ago

              Thinking he'get points v Burnley then price rocket

              1. SANTACLAUS
                  6 months, 27 days ago

                  Kane plays a fierce derby, id keep for that alone.

                  1. BDA Shadow
                      6 months, 27 days ago

                      Spurs have averaged 1 goal v Chelsea in the last 15 matches... not exactly convincing, especially considering Chelsea's current defensive form.

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                6 months, 27 days ago

                I just did

              3. sy
                  6 months, 27 days ago

                  I've done that move for a minus 4. Granted Kane delivered this week but going without Sergio at home to Burnley made my mind up.

                • raheem sterlings kids
                    6 months, 27 days ago

                    Yes as I've done the same.
                    Kane in form but faces the stubborn defenses of Chelsea and WBA while Aguero has Burnley and Everton.

                    Fixtures favor kun to get more points over the next 2 imo

                • Ownership Tactician
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  6 months, 27 days ago

                  From a captain point of view, Sanchez is a bigger risk of not playing 90 than Ibra right??

                  1. Numb
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    6 months, 27 days ago

                    Why do you say that?

                    1. Ownership Tactician
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      6 months, 27 days ago

                      Sanchez known to be rested in busy times

                      1. Numb
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 27 days ago

                        Really? I thought Wenger tends to play him to death?

                      2. ZeBest
                          6 months, 27 days ago

                          don't think Sanchez will be rested. Maybe get less than 90 minutes .

                        • Whats the Huth
                            6 months, 27 days ago

                            Since when?

                      3. Whazza
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        6 months, 27 days ago

                        Yeah because he played 90 when they were 2-0 up!!

                      4. sy
                          6 months, 27 days ago

                          I think he will be rested for the FA cup game.

                      5. Hakchak - LMS Champion
                          6 months, 27 days ago

                          Thanks Jonty, now Ibra or Alexis captain?

                          1. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            6 months, 27 days ago

                            Captain Sensible next

                            1. Jönny
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              6 months, 27 days ago

                              Rapid turnaround on the articles this week!

                        • Optimus.
                            6 months, 27 days ago

                            Urge to WC getting stronger..

                            *pours another 😆

                            1. Jönny
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              6 months, 27 days ago

                              Yeah, I'm feeling the urge. What's your team look like? Mine is below...

                              1. Optimus.
                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                  On paper mine doesnt just look as bad as yours Jonny yet I still want to WC 🙂

                                  1. Jönny
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                    Ha, great,that's lovely to hear... 😉

                            2. Jack Wilshere
                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                Is my username annoying ? Should I change it ?

                                1. TorresMagic™
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                  Get a grav. Change username if you like.

                                2. diesel001
                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                    Yes. Wasted talent so far....

                                  • Super PVA - Small Spuds
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                    He is a bit of a gob shine. Do what you feel though. Follow your gut. Many people on here don't know what they're talking about.

                                  • Odikostar
                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                      Grav first, then maybe a -4 for the name if you'll get a good one for the long term

                                  • Jönny
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                    Evening all...

                                    Foster, Pickford
                                    Amat, McAuley, Alonso, Pieters, Holebas
                                    Sanchez, Hazard, Siggy, Mane, Rodriguez
                                    Ibra, Llorente, Anichibe

                                    1.7 in the bank.

                                    Can do Llorente and Hazard to Cabaye and Aguero for minus four, with no change. Worth it?

                                    With rumours of Alonso injured, Anichibe maybe injured, Amat out... Doesn't look great!

                                    1. Lyonnais
                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                        I would probably take the -4 hit.

                                      • Big Red Dog
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                        I think youll regret Cabaye

                                        1. Jönny
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                          Whys that?

                                      • ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                          Wouldnt WC - based on your comment above.

                                          Will be more rewarding during dgw.

                                          This week
                                          Mane to Lallana
                                          Llorente to Carroll

                                          Then
                                          Siggy to Phillips
                                          Anichebe to Costa/Kane

                                          1. Jönny
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                            Thanks mate, appreciate the in depth reply! Not sure the maths will work exactly on that... But I am keen on Phillips. Might actually try Hazard & Llorente to Aguero and Phillips this week instead.

                                            1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                Good luck mate!

                                        • diesel001
                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                            For those with lower TVs - a team with a good attack and a defence which at least plays and gets points:

                                            Grant - Hennessey
                                            Chambers - Ake - (Holgate) - Mee - Evans
                                            Lallana - Sanchez - Alli - Phillips - (De Roon)
                                            Aguero - Ibra - Costa

                                          • okan58
                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                              Wildcard active.
                                              Bank: 0.3

                                              Grant
                                              Walker - Evans - Baines
                                              Sanchez - Phillips - Eriksen - Lallana
                                              Costa - Ibrahimovic - Benteke
                                              Subs: Heaton, Ake, Pieters and Capoue.

                                              What do you think?

                                              1. diesel001
                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                  Good team.

                                                • gawa11
                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                    I think you have wasted your wildcard

                                                  • Lyonnais
                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Wouldn't keep Capoue on a wildcard. Also Rose looks to be the better choice than Walker but he's already on 7 YC.

                                                    • alexmj
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                      Alli instead of Eriksen, Rose instead of Walker, de Roon instead of Capoue and 3.9 keeper instead of Grant or Heaton. Reinvest the difference to get Bellerin instead of Baines, and try to get Brunt over Evans.

                                                      1. SANTACLAUS
                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                          sums it up nicely

                                                        • okan58
                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                            Why Rose for Walker? Walker I have been since its beginning and save me money. If I do not get Rose then.

                                                            De Roon for Capoue I've brought.

                                                            1. alexmj
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                              That's different then. Rose more attacking and currently cheaper.

                                                          • okan58
                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                              Can I see your team?

                                                          • Business Cat
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                            Rose better and cheaper than Walker

                                                            Yeah, Capoue to some cheaper fodder...De Roon mega-popular

                                                            Try to get a Chelsea defender...consider Courtois instead of Heaton?

                                                        • JT1874
                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                            Why would Lallana get rested, look at his minutes played, hardly completed a 90?

                                                            1. Numb
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                              Until the last game...

                                                            2. Adam West
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                              He might not be playing 90 mins for a whole host of reasons it could just as easily be tactical

                                                          • Lyonnais
                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                              Heaton
                                                              Alonso, Bellerin, Evans
                                                              Sanchez (C), Hazard, Sigurdsson, Phillips
                                                              Ibrahimovic, Costa, Llorente*

                                                              Pickford | Capoue, Holebas, Amat

                                                              0.2 ITB...

                                                              A) Sigurdsson ---> Lallana/Cabaye (If Llorente misses out my bench isn't the best)
                                                              B) Llorente ---> Negredo/Diouf...
                                                              C) Capoue + Llorente ---> de Roon + Rondon -4
                                                              D) Capoue + Llorente ---> Cabaye + Barnes -4 (3-5-2)
                                                              E) Holebas + Llorente ---> Ake + Rondon -4

                                                              Just a few options 😉

                                                              1. Legomané
                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                  I like A (Lallana) or E, not sure if E is worth the -4 though. Bench is fine.

                                                                • Sergeant Garcia
                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                    I'm leaning towards E myself.

                                                                  • Lyonnais
                                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                      thanks both!

                                                                    • Odikostar
                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                        E looks freeeesh

                                                                      • Raising The Roofe
                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                          B would be the only one I would consider. Would hold Siggy and look to get rid after this gameweek. Keep Holebas until he get suspended. Fixtures are ok

                                                                        • Cesc's old mullet
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                          A for me. Not worth taking a hit for C, D, or E.

                                                                      • gawa11
                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                          Play alonso or cedric?

                                                                          1. Lyonnais
                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                              Alonso

                                                                            • Legomané
                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                Alonso

                                                                            • Numb
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                              For a GW like this, is it best to pick the player you would normally pick with a good fixture, e.g. Sanchez / Ibra or just pick someone from Spurs / Chelsea who are likely to start and play all or most of the game e.g. Costa, Kane, Hazard?

                                                                              1. TorresMagic™
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                Pick the one you think will score the most. Most of the game means little if 0-0 unless a defender.

                                                                            • FULHAM 4 LIFE
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                              Costa to (K)un for a -4? Would be a one week transfer before I wildcard and wouldn't loose any value on Costa...

                                                                            • Shuffle reels
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                              Is Walcott fit?

                                                                              1. JT1874
                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                  That is a matter of taste......

                                                                                • Purple Wayne
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                  Probably not. I think his original injury is ok, but he might be the other with flu? I hope he gets a run out though...

                                                                              2. Legomané
                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                  Heaton (mci)
                                                                                  Valencia (whu) Alonso (tot) Pieters (WAT)
                                                                                  Mane (sun) Sanchez (bou) Eriksen (CHE) Philips (HUL)
                                                                                  Origi (sun) Kane (CHE) Ibrahimovic (whu)

                                                                                  Pickford* de Roon (LEI) Smith (ARS) Collins*

                                                                                  1FT 1.9 ITB.

                                                                                  A. Kane > Aguero

                                                                                  B. Origi > Rondon / Benteke

                                                                                  C. Pickford > Valdes

                                                                                  D. Collins > ?

                                                                                  1. HurriKane
                                                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                      B

                                                                                  2. *sigh*
                                                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                      Anyone know why Barnes is starting over Vokes for Burnley now? If he gets regular games could be worth bringing in.

                                                                                    • Sergeant Garcia
                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                        Who should I sell Llorrente for? only have 6.4 to spend

                                                                                        Negredo, Carroll or Gray?

                                                                                        1. HurriKane
                                                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                            Rondon

                                                                                          • Lyonnais
                                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                              Look above. I have the exact same problem.
                                                                                              There isn't really much choice but probably Negredo out of the three.

                                                                                            • Raising The Roofe
                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                Negredo or Rondon

                                                                                              • DF
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                negredo has 4 nice fixtures.
                                                                                                crouch could be fun if you're planning on wildcarding soon

                                                                                                1. Sergeant Garcia
                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                    Crouch a bit too punty for me, haha

                                                                                                2. JIM BOB
                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                    Depends how punt you wanna go.

                                                                                                    Crouch plays WAT and Sun next....or there's Wilson in that price range?

                                                                                                3. Elijah's Wood
                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                    Who makes way for Brunt?

                                                                                                    A) Toby Alderwiereld
                                                                                                    B) PVA

                                                                                                    1. HurriKane
                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                        B

                                                                                                        1. Elijah's Wood
                                                                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                            More tempted by Toby, frees up funds and feel as though i have gotten the wrong Spurs defender (had him for 4 GWs now, 1 clean sheet, 2 no shows, and then 2 points today)

                                                                                                        2. Big Red Dog
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                          PVA will come out with 15 pointers i think... almost scores every game

                                                                                                          1. Elijah's Wood
                                                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                              My thinking as well, though Toby did the same last season, still more convinced by PVA

                                                                                                          2. Legomané
                                                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                              Toby could be gold and easily switched to Azpi/Alonso when Chelsea fixtures improve again.
                                                                                                              Pva is one of those you need to either keep for a season or ship out.

                                                                                                              1. Elijah's Wood
                                                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                  I already have Alonso so not too worried unless i want to double up on their defence. I still rate PVA quite highly, its just that Toby doesnt seem to fill me with confidence watching their games, more inclined to get one of the fullbacks

                                                                                                            • HurriKane
                                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                Great 5 home fixtures in next 8 for Westbrom. Rondon should be a good 3rd striker right ?

                                                                                                                HUL tot SUN mid STO whu BOU CPL

                                                                                                                1. Kun Tozser
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                  Should be

                                                                                                                2. Numb
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                  Yeah, should be

                                                                                                                3. Raising The Roofe
                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                    Ofc

                                                                                                                  • James H
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                    Looks a great option to me.

                                                                                                                  • alexmj
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                    I've got Origi, want to swap but is it worth another - 4? This week it's Sunderland or Hull, next week both hard away fixtures and week after its Swansea for Origi...

                                                                                                                  • HurriKane
                                                                                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                      cheers all.

                                                                                                                    • Bees4Lyf
                                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                        negredo looks good

                                                                                                                    • Kun Tozser
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                      Hazard > Alli

                                                                                                                      To enable

                                                                                                                      Carroll > Lukaku - some decent fixtures coming up

                                                                                                                      1. Raising The Roofe
                                                                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                          I wouldn't

                                                                                                                      2. Raising The Roofe
                                                                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                          Lukaku & Holebas --> Negredo & Bellerin

                                                                                                                          Yay or Nay?

                                                                                                                          1. diesel001
                                                                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                              Nay. Who do you have in defence?

                                                                                                                            • JT1874
                                                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                Nay

                                                                                                                              • Super PVA - Small Spuds
                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                Try again

                                                                                                                            • JT1874
                                                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                Pickford Grant
                                                                                                                                Jones Pieters Holebas Amat McAuley
                                                                                                                                Siggy Sanchez Hazard Eriksen Capoue
                                                                                                                                Ibra Defoe Benteke

                                                                                                                                Would you do:
                                                                                                                                a)Hazard to Lallana and Defoe to Costa
                                                                                                                                b)Eriksen to Phillips and Defoe to Costa
                                                                                                                                c)Hazard to Alli and Defoe to Costa

                                                                                                                                1. JT1874
                                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                    all moves -4

                                                                                                                                2. Kompany You Keep
                                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Changes rung after a poor christmas. Going balls-to-the-wall

                                                                                                                                    Heaton
                                                                                                                                    Lovren / Gibson / Ake
                                                                                                                                    Sanchez / Alli / Lallana / Phillips
                                                                                                                                    Kun / Costa / Ibra

                                                                                                                                    Jaku / De Roon / Holgate / Love

                                                                                                                                    0.2 ITB

                                                                                                                                    1. diesel001
                                                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                        Prefer a defence of:

                                                                                                                                        Evans - Chambers - Ake - Jones - Holgate

                                                                                                                                        Sunderland are terrible and Lovren keeps missing games.

                                                                                                                                    2. Snoop1
                                                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                        hazard + defoe for aguero + 4.9mid? gray (lei), mutch (cry)
                                                                                                                                        would be -4

                                                                                                                                        or save transfer?

                                                                                                                                        heaton
                                                                                                                                        brunt, ake, holebas,
                                                                                                                                        eriksen, sanchez (C), hazard, lallana, phillips,
                                                                                                                                        costa, ibra,

                                                                                                                                        jaku, defoe, van dijk, amat,

                                                                                                                                      • Cesc's old mullet
                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                        My team is in a completely desolate state :
                                                                                                                                        Heaton, Pickford (injured)
                                                                                                                                        Luiz, Francis, Holebas (terrible form), Amat (suspended, not nailed), Koné (off to AFCON)
                                                                                                                                        Hazard, Sanchez, Walcott (injured), Sigurdsson (horrendous fixtures), Capoue
                                                                                                                                        Ibra, Costa, Llorente (horrendous fixtures)

                                                                                                                                        As you can see, in a perfect world, I'd need to ditch 7 players.
                                                                                                                                        Realistically though, I can live with keeping Pickford, Amat, and Holebas for the time being, and should really focus on replacing Koné, Walcott, Siggy, and Llorente over the next few weeks.

                                                                                                                                        Really not fond of wildcarding now as I'd much rather save it for a DGWK or at least later during the season.

                                                                                                                                        I'm fairly set on Phillips and Rondon, but still undecided on the other two :

                                                                                                                                        For the defender, I was thinking of :
                                                                                                                                        - Brunt
                                                                                                                                        - Mustafi
                                                                                                                                        - VVD (after his suspension)

                                                                                                                                        As for the midfielder, the candidates are :
                                                                                                                                        - Lallana
                                                                                                                                        - Pogba
                                                                                                                                        - Alli

                                                                                                                                        Would love to read your thoughts on this.

                                                                                                                                        1. Super PVA - Small Spuds
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                          Go with your gut. Your reasoning makes sense. Take the hits if you think you'll get them back in the medium term. Not a Pogba fan personally, but I may be biased as a Liverpool fan!

                                                                                                                                          1. Cesc's old mullet
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                            Thanks.

                                                                                                                                            I'm a bit more of a fan of his given that I'm French, but I'm still not sure about his potential as a fantasy asset.

                                                                                                                                            He does have the best fixtures of the three

                                                                                                                                        2. Simon Says...
                                                                                                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                            This week I'd just do Phillips and Rondon for your Swansea boys

                                                                                                                                            1. Cesc's old mullet
                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                              6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Thanks. Might ditch Walcott first though, as he's only rated a 50% of playing

                                                                                                                                        3. sthelenslad92
                                                                                                                                            6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                            Sorry for repeating, posted and then the page changed.

                                                                                                                                            A) Valdes – Grant
                                                                                                                                            Alonso – Brunt – Dann – Gibson – Ake
                                                                                                                                            Sanchez – Hazard – Lallana – Phillips – De Roon
                                                                                                                                            Aguero – Costa - Carroll

                                                                                                                                            B) Hennessey – Grant
                                                                                                                                            Alonso – Evans – Pieters – Friend – Ake
                                                                                                                                            Sanchez – Hazard – Lallana – Phillips – De Roon
                                                                                                                                            Ibra - Costa – Carroll

                                                                                                                                            A is better, but if Aguero starts scoring I can get him in much more easily with B.

                                                                                                                                            1. diesel001
                                                                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                Spurs missing in midfield - why no Alli or Eriksen. Would downgrade Hazard to one of those and upgrade Carroll. Stoke double up in defence looks dodgy - better to have some bench fodder like Holgate or Jaku.

                                                                                                                                            2. Mayo For Sam
                                                                                                                                                6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                Best 3rd forward for the next 5 GWs

                                                                                                                                                A. Rondon
                                                                                                                                                B. Benteke
                                                                                                                                                C. Negredo

                                                                                                                                                1. Krisbee
                                                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    Rondon

                                                                                                                                                2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  G2G?... good luck all! 🙂

                                                                                                                                                  Heaton
                                                                                                                                                  Lovren Walker Evans
                                                                                                                                                  Sanchez Hazard Eriksen Phillips
                                                                                                                                                  Kun(C) Zlatan(VC) Carroll
                                                                                                                                                  (Jaku, Pieters, Capoue, Amat)

                                                                                                                                                3. Krisbee
                                                                                                                                                    6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    Just quickly does my bench look right would you play Jones over anyone?

                                                                                                                                                    Grant
                                                                                                                                                    Barragan Kelly Nyom
                                                                                                                                                    Pogba Sanchez Phillips Lallana
                                                                                                                                                    Costa Kane Aguero
                                                                                                                                                    Jones De Roon Ake

                                                                                                                                                    1. joescores
                                                                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        looks good

                                                                                                                                                      • Purple Wayne
                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                        6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Like it. Depends on Pogba, but pretty tight stuff...

                                                                                                                                                    2. The Royal Robin
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      6 months, 27 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Should I WC? I'd like Aguero, Hazard and Costa.

                                                                                                                                                      Foster
                                                                                                                                                      Clyne Kosc Alonso
                                                                                                                                                      Eriksen Phillips Lallana Sanchez
                                                                                                                                                      Lukaku Ibra Defoe

                                                                                                                                                      (Heaton Capoue Amat Souare)