Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Gameweek 20 – Wednesday

Dele Alli scores twice for the third successive Gameweek as Spurs extinguish Chelsea’s 13-match winning streak. Christian Eriksen supplies both assists as Eden Hazard’s form on the road continues to cause concern.

On the Rise

Dele Alli
It’s seven goals in the last four Gameweeks for the Spurs midfielder after scoring twice in the 2-0 win over Chelsea – his third successive brace.

Serving up points in six of his last eight outings, Alli has soared to third in the Fantasy Premier League midfield standings and has now scored 10 goals this term – matching his tally for the 2015/16 campaign.

Number one for transfers in this Gameweek with a massive 166,000+ new owners, Spurs’ upcoming schedule suggests that Alli could keep on delivering as the bandwagon picks up pace – the north London side host West Brom and Middlesbrough and travel to Sunderland in the next four.

Christian Eriksen
While Alli claimed top billing at the Lane, Eriksen kept his tally ticking over by supplying the assists for both the starlet’s goals.

The Dane’s 11-point haul – a fifth double-figure return in eight appearances – took him to fifth amongst FPL midfielders, highlighting his points potential ahead of those aforementioned fixtures.

Indeed, with the 10.9-priced Harry Kane failing to get amongst the goals, the prospect of doubling up on Eriksen (8.6) and Alli (8.4) may prove more appealing for those looking to invest in Mauricio Pochettino’s attack.

The Spurs Defence
With their first-choice defensive regulars all fit and free from suspension, Spurs chalked up an eighth clean sheet of the season last night – second only to Chelsea’s 11.

Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to roll out a 3-4-2-1 set-up bodes well for the prospects of Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, who were both utilised as wing-backs against the Blues.

Indeed, Rose has now produced attacking or defensive returns in each of his last five appearances – an average of 5.1 points per match is second only to Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso (5.5) amongst defenders. He did, however, pick up an eigth yellow card and is now just two cautions from a two-match ban.

The return of Toby Alderweireld in recent matches also looks key. Spurs have chalked up six shutouts in 12 matches with the Belgian on board, compared to two clean sheets in eight without him.

With the schedule now in their favour, investment in Pochettino’s main men at both ends of the pitch looks likely.

In Decline

Eden Hazard
The Belgian’s struggles on the road continued last night – he’s scored just twice away from Stamford Bridge this season.

More worryingly for his 34.7% owners, Hazard’s blank means he’s found the net only twice in his previous eight league outings – a far cry from the performances that served up seven goals and three assists in the first 11 Gameweeks.

Should he fail to pick up the points away to Leicester City next time out, Hazard – who also faces Arsenal and Liverpool in the next four Gameweeks – could see the exodus pick up pace as we look for better value in the premium bracket.

Harry Kane
With Alli and Eriksen bringing in the points again, the Spurs striker left his 13% ownership disappointed by failing to score at home for the third successive fixture.

Although Kane’s 16-point haul away to Watford last time out reminded us of his goal-getting talents, at a price of 10.9, there’s no doubt his appeal is lessened by the more budget-friendly alternatives in the Spurs midfield.

Given that the battle for premium-priced forwards has intensified recently, Kane needs to step up his consistency in order to prevent further sales as we look to Sergio Aguero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa up front.

Willian
A run of four straight starts came to an end last night as Pedro returned from suspension to oust the Brazilian from Antonio Conte’s first XI.

Willian’s brace against Stoke City in the previous Gameweek had suggested he would retain a starting berth at White Hart Lane, offering us a viable mid-price alternative to Hazard.

Yet a 26-minute cameo appearance off the bench confirmed that his acquisition clearly still comes with a major risk, with Conte still somewhat uncertain over that role on the right of the Chelsea front three.

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  1. RECKLESS
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Which should I rather do->>>

    1) Origi >> Giroud
    Or
    2) Amat >>Bellerin

    Remaining defence (Alonso Friend Evans Mee)

    1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      1 year, 16 days ago

      A

      1. RECKLESS
        1 year, 16 days ago

        But will Giroud be nailed? Walcott waiting in wings

        1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Then bring in Defoe

        2. DeltaKilo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          If Giroud isn't nailed now he will never be. This is the best time to gamble on him

          1. RECKLESS
            1 year, 16 days ago

            What you think? Wally will share pitch time with him?

            1. DeltaKilo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              Why would you think that. Giroud is in great form and showing consistency

            2. Sess!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              Wally Ozil Sanchez
              Giroud

              Nothing stopping them playing that.

              1. tm370
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 year, 16 days ago

                Giroud should be nailed but that doesnt mean he will be. There were many games this season crying out for him but Wenger persevered with Sanchez. He will get dropped at somepoint, to the dismay of many of us no doubt.

                1. Sess!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 year, 16 days ago

                  I just hope I can get the next 3 games from him. Surely not too much to ask?

  2. RECKLESS
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Has absence of Coquelin affected Arsenal cleanie chances greatly?

    Rather torn to bring in Bellerin or not

    1. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Coquelin is over rated and not like arsenal were keeping that many CSs with him.

      1. RECKLESS
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Hmm..Giroud worth a punt or go Defoe/Benteke/Rondon?

        1. Sess!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          I punted on Giroud. Defoe for sure out of other options though.

    2. applebonkers
      • Has Moderation Rights
      1 year, 16 days ago

      feel against burnley at home for example it won't matter who is there.
      attacking wise i was really disappointed with bellerin v bournemouth though, never seemed to take daniels on. he was apparently carrying a slight knock though so hopefully just that/fatigue

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Coq is Arsenal's most disciplined DM so it will cause issues, but they are not looking so tight anyway this season. I think the Chelski and Spurs defenders look the stand out options still, with Baines, Brunt and Daniel offering good value.

  3. DeltaKilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Carroll Hazard and Evans---> Giroud Alli and Ake -4?

    Leave me with

    Foster
    Ake Williams Jones
    Lallana Alli Eriksen Sanchez
    Ibra Costa Giroud

    Jaku Capoue Pieters Amat 0.0 ITB

    Seem good to go?

    1. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Pretty decent. Shame you won't be able to do williams > brunt for free next week.

    2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Wait for Evans update. Otherwise good to go.

      1. DeltaKilo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        He is very injury prone though. Kinda looking to get rid

        1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Oh yes. That's a good point.But as long as you have 3 playing defenders no need to take a hit.

        2. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
          1 year, 16 days ago

          I like that profile picture of yours. Are you also a big fan of that show?

  4. allthewine
    1 year, 16 days ago

    How many people are getting shot of Hazard? I am going to give him 2 more games.

    1. Gareth nose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      im getting rid after 2

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        What happens if he gets double digits in both games?

        1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
          1 year, 16 days ago

          People like me who sold him will get trolled.

        2. Gareth nose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          Then I'll keep him lol

  5. Spiders in Diapers
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Negredo to giroud worth it for -4?

    1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I'd do it yeah.

  6. Tshelby
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Should I get Lallana on a wc or will the fixtures be to hard for Liverpool?

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      The way Liverpool plays they will keep scoring even against big teams and for the price of 7.7 you wont find a better midfielder.

    2. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      They'll score goals regardless of who they are playing tbh

    3. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      I would just wait and get coutinho. Would prefer an alli and eriksen double up on WC then switch one to Cout next week when pool play Swansea.

      1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        I don't see Spurs doing too well v Brom personally.

        1. alfrankofredane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          agreed. I dont think itll be a whitewash by any stretch but they'll do enough to get the win and hard to see eriksen or Dele not being involved

  7. Sess!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    All set -4. Just need to decide (c).

    Heaton
    Alonso Jones Brunt
    Alli Phillips Hazard Sanchez
    Costa Giroud Ibra

    Subs: Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish, rubbish

    1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Love the front 3 🙂 Great team.

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Cheers man. I'm in desperate need of a jump up the rankings. Floating around in obscurity at the moment but a few good gws and will be right back amongst it.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      1 year, 16 days ago

      but... where is you man Defoee Sess?

      Sanchez looks prime candidate for captaincy this week. Great team tho.

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        It was a toss up between him and giroud last night (origi was dropping).

        I feel ashamed to admit that I've not owned Defoe all season and this was prime time to get him. I've been championing him last few days so maybe I'll be punished for turning my back on him....yet again.

    3. Jimbo Jones XI
      1 year, 16 days ago

      That bench order looks completely wrong!

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Good point, I'll change it around 😉

        1. Jimbo Jones XI
          1 year, 16 days ago

          On a serious note that starting 11 looks sweet!
          I'm thinking about an Alli captaincy, i know he can't keep scoring at this rate, but back to back braces in 3 is hard to ignore!

          1. Sess!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 16 days ago

            Yeah that's true. Let's be honest everyone would have said that this week that he can't keep scoring. I can't look past arsenal or chelsea players, sneaky fancy for costa, however don't see anything wrong with Alli (c).

  8. Millie7
    1 year, 16 days ago

    need a hand lads and ladies...im on the rise and need you guys to help me keep it up!!!

    cech jaku

    holebas alonso cahill peiters (smith)

    hazard lallana phillips sanchez (leko)

    ibra defoe (wilson)

    i have 2 transfers and 0.2 itb

    i was thinking of doing
    Cahill > bournmouth defender
    hazard > Ali or erikson
    then use the money saved to upgrade
    defoe > costa the week after?

    what do ya think?

    1. Johnny Leghorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Perfect plan. I'd defo move to Costa if you lose Haz.

      1. The Head-Ake
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Same as guy above and I'd get rid of Holebas for Chambers or Ake or even Jones

  9. alfrankofredane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Looking for some advice on shaking up my defence:

    Daniels, Jones, Alonso, McAuley, Amat.

    suggestions for transfers for GW22 please.

    are people sticking or twisting with CHE def now? is there better value for Jones at 4.8? also have 1.6 ITB!

    1. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      That defence is great. Stick! Only change might be Jones to Rose but Man U have a nice run after this gw.

      1. The Head-Ake
        1 year, 14 days ago

        Spurs have better fixtures so I'd go for Rose

  10. Tshelby
    1 year, 16 days ago

    On WC

    Randolph, Jaku
    Ake, Evans, Alonso, Funes Mori, Kingsley
    Lallana, Alli, Sanchez, Stanislas, Mutch
    Costa, Ibra, Lukaku Gé

    1. Tshelby
      1 year, 16 days ago

      G2g?*

    2. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Jaku, Kinglsey and Mutch on a WC - are you sure?

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Exactly, How can this be a WC team with those in?!

        1. Sess!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 16 days ago

          For a start I'd do lukaku > defoe, evans > brunt, funes mori > rose. Mutch should just be de roon.

          1. Sess!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 16 days ago

            Also grant better than randolph. Manonne is you want another cheapy or hennesey.

            1. Sess!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 16 days ago

              Boro defender....bloody list goes on. Basically start again mate!

              1. The Head-Ake
                1 year, 14 days ago

                I agree completely with the guy above

  11. Gareth nose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Do we think that the Chelsea defence is going to carry on being superior everyone elses? Or will they begin conceding more often? Or will other teams (spurs) end up being just as good for cs's?

    1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 16 days ago

      Chelsea and Spurs by far the best defences in the league.

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 year, 16 days ago

        Yeah I need to try and shoe horn Rose in at some point. He's ridiculously attacking in that lwb role.

    2. rjoc99
      1 year, 16 days ago

      For clean sheets i would always have one of each as a constant source of Points. ive opted for rose and alonso as they have a goal/assist in them on a good day.

      outside of them the only other choices i would feel comfortable with is bournemouth and westbrom defenders as they have a clean sheet and goal potential.

      I personally believe tottenham are the defenders to have right now. chelsea are slowly getting worked out whilst tottenham are working on this 343 formation which basically makes rose and walker midfielders

  12. director
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Anyone have any idea how long it takes fplstatistico to update. Looking for gw20 stats but only shows up to gw19? Thanks

  13. LECHUCK
    1 year, 16 days ago

    Origi and Morrison to Phillips and Wilson for a -4? Stuck with Origi and I've only 0.8 ITB and 1FT

    Yay/Nay?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 15 days ago

      Yay

  14. ***00tennis***
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 15 days ago

    O so tempting...................WC £106.2m

    Heaton Grant
    Alonso Rose Baines Ake Holgate
    Alexis Alli Coutinho Pogba Phillips
    Costa Ibra 4.7

    1. The Head-Ake
      1 year, 14 days ago

      Don't WC. Get Barnes in. Your team is amazing

  15. A message to you Ruddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 15 days ago

    Help.

    A.
    Heaton
    Holebas Brunt Jones
    Sanchez Hazard Alli Stanislas
    Aguero Ibrahimovic Carroll

    (Pickford*, Phillips, Gabriel, Amat)

    -4pts

    or

    B.
    Wildcard

    Heaton Hennessey
    Brunt BAINES DANIELS Jones AKÉ
    Sanchez LALLANA Alli Stanislas Phillips
    Ibrahimovic COSTA GIROUD

    1. The Head-Ake
      1 year, 14 days ago

      B by a mile

  16. The Head-Ake
    1 year, 14 days ago

    Is is worth going for Alonso to Rose to free up money for Coutinho and changing my defense?