Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Wednesday

The festive fixture list finally draws to its conclusion this evening as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane at 8pm.

Four of the top seven captains for Gameweek 20 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku – have already found the net earlier in the week.

The remaining three, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, have it all to do, then, with Costa the most popular of that trio – 11.6% have backed the Spain international, compared to Hazard (4.7%) and Kane’s 2.8%.

Costa, certainly, has been the more impressive of the Chelsea pair on his travels – the Spain international has scored eight away goals compared to Hazard’s two.

Yet the league leaders won’t have it easy – Spurs boast the tightest home defence in the top-flight, with just five goals against in front of their own fans.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been similarly resilient, conceding just one goal in six away matches since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 set-up.

Nonetheless, many Fantasy managers will be keeping a keen eye on Kane along with Deli Alli and Christian Eriksen, with the fixtures set to smile kindly on Spurs from Gameweek 21 onwards.

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  1. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    I'm here....

        1. Les Bleus
          1 year, 18 days ago

          😀

  2. Martial-Mathers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Costa Hazard and Alonso.

    Do us proud.

    1. fatherted
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Not Hazard, but Ali and Kane please.

  3. Les Bleus
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Goal fest please

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Let's go Kalli!

    1. fatherted
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Haha...yes please.

  5. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    What to do this week? 1FT, 2.2 ITB

    Courtois | Pickford
    Jones | Holebas | McAuley | Pieters | Amat
    Hazard | Sanchez | Lallana | Phillips | de Roon
    Ibra | Costa I Carroll

    Cheers

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Save it

  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    The way i look at the Kun debate is - price. He is not worth the money. A great player who will score goals, but not as good at scoring FPL Points as when Pelligrini was on charge, and certainly not worth tieing up 13m of budget.

    If Ronaldo was in FPL, but priced at 25.0m, would he be an absolute goal machine? Yes. Would he be in your FPL team? No

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Original

    2. It's gonna Ben Mee
      1 year, 18 days ago

      I'll remind you of this by his third consecutive double digit haul 😉

      1. sshultan
        1 year, 18 days ago

        Thats fine as long as you also remember his blanks!

        1. It's gonna Ben Mee
          1 year, 18 days ago

          I won't have him then

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        If Pep stopped rotating him & he hit form then he would be worth his price tag... Just don't think it'll happen personally. His usual hamstring/ankle/knee knack is also long overdue imo

    3. JustPark
      1 year, 18 days ago

      How much Cristiano back in the day?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        He was 14.0m in his last year i think, but he was actually worth it, got in 260+ points or more IIRC

        1. sshultan
          1 year, 18 days ago

          Ronaldo was worth it, always started, could leave the armband on him.week in week out knowing you'd get returns

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 18 days ago

            The good old days! He was a great FPL player... suarez the same...

            1. diesel001
              1 year, 18 days ago

              Henry, Ronaldo, Suarez.....

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 year, 18 days ago

                All worth their price tags & essential... This year's Kun just not at that level unfortunately.

    4. Robe Wan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Meh don't buy him then. Enjoy the weeks he gets 4 goals and two assist

      1. sshultan
        1 year, 18 days ago

        & you enjoy the weeks where he doesnt even starts or gets you a minus score

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        The funny thing is - even if Kun DID score 4 goals and 2 assists in his next match... He would still be behind Lukaku, Defoe, Costa & Ibra... All of whom are waaay cheaper & not gettng rotated, sent off, dropped, asked to play as a defensive midfielder or having to deal with the maniac that is Pep Guardiola.

  7. Teahupo'o
    1 year, 18 days ago

    For our brethren on this side of the Atlantic, we once again get Phil Neville doing color commentary.

    NBC has done a great job with everything PL related and enjoy just about everyone, but I cannot stand Phil Neville. He really grinds my gears. Always commentates as if he's telling you a secret. Nevermind the fact that he was such a crap player and now decides to spend 95% of the time criticizing everyone in sight.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Agreed 100% - try's to sound really knowledgable and interesting, just comes across as a goose.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        The issue is, when he first started as a commentator he was slammed as be dull as f**k. I mean super dull.

        So he got sent on some training course to sound more exciting and basically more like his brother. Problem is it hasn't worked.

        They should just bin him. I listen with the sound down.

        1. Teahupo'o
          1 year, 18 days ago

          Wow, didn't know he trained for this.

          A layer of annoyance on top of the dull. What a combo. Also add "just" as a word spoken every other second.

          Hard to bring myself to turn down the volume for derbies, but he just might force my hand (err.. or ear/brain).

    2. Funkyav
      1 year, 18 days ago

      i have zero sympathy

      we get robbie savage

  8. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    And it's live!!

    1. Les Bleus
      1 year, 18 days ago

      "But first, let's show you about gambling"

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        If i see that Bet365 eejit one more time...

    2. diesel001
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Annoying - I know it's live.

  9. Hooky
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Come on Harry. You owe me a haul after I stupidly benched you against Chelsea when you destroyed them before!

  10. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    COYS

    1. CptCrunch OF FASHANU ZEALAN…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Sods?

  11. diesel001
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Martin Tyler: "..and it's live!"

    Never used to notice this, but now starting to annoy me.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      The amount of online betting ads they squeeze into coverage now is also frustrating... A ticking timebomb gambling epidemic in progress

    2. Funkyav
      1 year, 18 days ago

      i watched an advert for all the sport on Sky this year. They have lost so much to BT sport. Even the Ashes now I notice

      1. diesel001
        1 year, 18 days ago

        Yep. Quite liking it though - never liked Sky's dominance.

        1. Funkyav
          1 year, 18 days ago

          abosolutely my point was more that Sky are not what they were, the fact that they have not reduced the price for sports is a disgrace although not unsurprising.

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Gonna be a red card here.....

    1. diesel001
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Cagey game? Could be up to the full backs to create the chances

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        Should be, hope so 😀

  13. Les Bleus
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Haz close!

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Bad miss hazard

    1. Les Bleus
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Gotta be faster than that 😉

    2. Martial-Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Hard technique

  15. Martial-Mathers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Hazard had more time!

  16. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Hazard shocking miss

    1. Aston-villain
      1 year, 18 days ago

      ? Hardly shocking

  17. diesel001
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Hazard.....close

  18. Aston-villain
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Can anyone tell me what % of players have both Costa and Hazard?

  19. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Come on hazarrrr

  20. sshultan
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Would have been a nice start with hazard!

  21. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Come on you ref

  22. Ownership Tactician
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    What a ball Matic

  23. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Azpi deserves red

  24. Lizard Lips
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Time to bin Hazard. Too expensive and not the player he was.

    1. Lizard Lips
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Old Hazard brings that down and slots it away.

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 18 days ago

        Looked like he panicked

        Very poor

    2. Sjaugen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Might quote this laters

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      He's an awesome player, just not as much so in fpl terms. Especially with all the other expensive assets killing it atm

      1. Lizard Lips
        1 year, 18 days ago

        Very true.

    4. walkman666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      He also has Hull at home in two weeks....not sure I would sell him before that.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      If you got in at 9.9m it's worth waiting on him imo, he had a quiet spell earlier in year as well but recovered

  25. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Hazard really off form lately.

    1. Robe Wan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Not really

      He was spectacular game before last

  26. diesel001
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Loving Kante's work so far in this game.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Great player.....

  27. KJT123
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Nyom not called up to Cameroon squad! 😀

    1. Arctic Monkeys
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Brunt 😀

      1. KJT123
        1 year, 18 days ago

        Can't afford with such an elite Mid/Fwd

    2. squits
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Great for Brunt attacking potential!

  28. Anderson8
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Not seen Francis red card. Anyone who has done, might there be a chance its overturned like feghoulis?

    1. Les Bleus
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Nope. Don't think so IMO.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      I thought it was extremely harsh. Ramsay falls into him because of attention of player behind. It looks worse than it was

    3. squits
      1 year, 18 days ago

      He went in with both feet scissors. wasn't much contact but could much more of a red than Feg's IMO

    4. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Shouldn't have been red

  29. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Dembele Theory revisited.....

    1. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      What about the Trippier theory?

  30. sshultan
    1 year, 18 days ago

    Are rose & walker playing as wing backs?

    1. It's gonna Ben Mee
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 18 days ago

      Looks like it based on formation