Scout Notes

Scout Notes – EFL Cup – Tuesday

Zlatan misses out due to illness, but Manchester United don’t need him as they see off a spirited Hull City in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie.

Manchester United 2 Hull 0

United closed in on a February trip to Wembley courtesy of goals from Juan Mata (7.2) and substitute Marouane Fellaini (5.8).

The Spaniard is a frequently chosen one by Mourinho these days and yet his good form – he’s scored or assisted for four consecutive matches – is not apparent in the 2.4% ownership figures.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (9.0) set Mata up before Fellaini probably put the tie out of Hull’s reach from a Matteo Darmian (5.0) assist.

Mourinho’s squad is sufficiently strong that he can sell Morgan Schneiderlin (4.6), leave Michael Carrick (4.3) on the bench and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (11.6) out of the squad altogether and still field a well-balanced side.

The Swede’s surprise absence was put down to illness, which, if not serious, was a timely one as United prepare for a highly significant match with Liverpool on Sunday.

His coach certainly seemed relaxed about it all – much to the relief of Ibrahimovic’s 43.3% ownership – when he spoke post-match.

“Zlatan is ill so I think no problem, I think he will be fine.”

Mourinho also gave the latest on Marcos Rojo (5.2) returning for the Liverpool clash.

“I don’t know [if Rojo will be fit]. Marcos has a muscular problem, not big. I’m not saying he’s not ready to play, I’m saying that I have my doubts.”

Marcus Rashford (6.4) replaced Ibrahimovic as the lone striker but failed to shine, leaving others to test the excellent Eldin Jakupovic (3.9) in the visitors’ goal.

The bargain basement keeper has remained in 19.0% of Fantasy squads despite seeing no league action since Gameweek 5. Under new boss Marco Silva he’s started the last two matches, although both have been cup ties.

If he is to return to the Fantasy radar, however, it will most likely be for save points alone. Much of Hull’s midfield is currently playing in an injury-hit defence that hasn’t kept a clean sheet in 18 Gameweeks and after a home match with Bournemouth at the weekend, the Tigers must face Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Silva was able to welcome back Harry Maguire to his backline but still has doubts over Michael Dawson (4.4) and Curtis Davies (4.9) ahead of the Cherries meeting. Elsewhere, midfielder Markus Henriksen (4.9) is almost certain to miss the Gameweek 21 meeting after he suffered a shoulder injury in Tuesday’s tie.

Two goals should be enough to take to the KCOM Stadium, allowing Mourinho to rotate ahead of the second leg, which falls between a Gameweek 22 trip to Stoke and the FA Cup fourth round tie with Wigan.

Silva will be hoping to have added to a desperately thin squad by then, with Everton striker Oumar Niasse (5.6) reportedly close to joining them on loan until the end of the season.

Essentially, the result means that United now have one foot in the final, which will take place on February 26 – or Gameweek 26, to you and me.

Should the Old Trafford outfit progress to the Wembley showdown, it is near-certain that they would then face a blank Gameweek 26 – this is all the more significant when you consider they are currently scheduled to face neighbours Manchester City in the league that weekend.

Clearly, such a scenario would have repercussions for those holding both Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero (12.8), forcing us to freshen up our three-man frontlines, with both Manchester sides then afforded a double Gameweek apiece somewhere down the line.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Darmian, Herrera, Pogba, Mata (Fellaini 79), Rooney (Martial 59), Mkhitaryan (Lingard 71), Rashford.
Subs not used: Romero, Carrick, Blind, Fosu-Mensah, .

Hull City XI: Jakupovic, Huddlestone, Maguire, Robertson, Meyler, Mason, Clucas, Tymon (Weir 90+1), Snodgrass, Henriksen (Hernández 19), Diomande (Maloney 74).
Subs not used: Marshall, Bowen, Clackstone.

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  1. Costa's Counsellor
      8 months, 12 days ago

      QUIZ

      Premier league (past and present) surnames:

      1. Negative answer to a metalworker
      2. A marsupial leg joint
      3. Remove Coca-Cola receptacle to the sound of a donkey
      4. A street light that fancies himself in a fight
      5. Flamboyant musical instrument
      6. e.g Arsenal's perennial league finish
      7. Be quiet, Mick!
      8. I'll take that Loch monster to court!
      9. Unlocks a weapon
      10. Domestic cat inherits plenty of money

      1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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        8 months, 12 days ago

        1) Naysmith?

      2. GreenWind101Million
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        8 months, 12 days ago

        1. Naysmith
        2. Rooney
        3. Di Canio (???)
        4. Lampard
        5.
        6.
        7. Shcmeichel
        8. Souness
        9.
        10.

        1. Costa's Counsellor
            8 months, 12 days ago

            V Good.

          • Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Souness, like it.....

        2. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 12 days ago

          4) Lampard

        3. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 12 days ago

          9. Safety Catch

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 12 days ago

            Not sure who he plays/played for.

              1. Jafooli
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                8 months, 12 days ago

                😀 great scene...

        4. GreenWind101Million
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          8 months, 12 days ago

          9. Cox

          1. Costa's Counsellor
              8 months, 12 days ago

              Nope.

              1. GreenWind101Million
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                8 months, 12 days ago

                Ooooh. Wasn't convinced but it seemed to fit in an unsatisfying way 🙂

                1. Costa's Counsellor
                    8 months, 12 days ago

                    Yeah, it's probably better than the real answer 🙂

            • Moin
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              8 months, 12 days ago

              5. Flamini

            • Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 months, 12 days ago

              10. Miss Pussymoney

              1. Costa's Counsellor
                  8 months, 12 days ago

                  You mean Raheem Sterling?

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 months, 12 days ago

                    😛

              2. Costa's Counsellor
                  8 months, 12 days ago

                  Correct answers so far:

                  1. Naismith (Nay, smith)
                  2. Rooney (Roo knee)
                  3. Di Canio (de-can eehooh) - bit rubbish that one, soz.
                  4. Lampard (Lamp 'ard)
                  5.
                  6.
                  7. Shmeicel (Shhh, Michael)
                  8. Souness (Sue Ness)

                  1. Jafooli
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    8 months, 12 days ago

                    Er, 9 & 10 also?

                • BoomBoomShacktheroom
                    8 months, 12 days ago

                    10. Maloney?

                    1. Costa's Counsellor
                        8 months, 12 days ago

                        No.

                    2. Il Papera
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                      8 months, 12 days ago

                      4. Lampard
                      7. Schmeichel
                      8. Souness

                      1. Costa's Counsellor
                          8 months, 12 days ago

                          Correct.

                        • Il Papera
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                          8 months, 12 days ago

                          Late to the party!

                          1. Costa's Counsellor
                              8 months, 12 days ago

                              I believe you 😉

                        • Jafooli
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          8 months, 12 days ago

                          9. Is some Danish or Swede right?

                          Something-something-gunn?

                          1. Costa's Counsellor
                              8 months, 12 days ago

                              Oooohhh...

                              1. Jafooli
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                Close?

                                1. Jafooli
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                  Or .....gunnson?

                                2. Costa's Counsellor
                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                    Klose? No.

                                    You weren't far off before though 😉

                                    1. Jafooli
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                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                      Keygunnson?

                                      1. Jafooli
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                        Or Korean?

                                        Ki-son-gun?

                                        That a player?

                                      2. Costa's Counsellor
                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                          Amazingly, you're even closer!

                                        • GreenWind101Million
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                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                          Keegan?!

                                          1. Costa's Counsellor
                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                              Yes!

                                            • Jafooli
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                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                              😆

                                              1. GreenWind101Million
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                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                You be Jermain Defoe, I'll be David Nugent https://youtu.be/ujijaZHneJQ?t=53s

                                                1. Jafooli
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                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                  😛 😎

                                                2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                    😆

                                              2. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                When did he play PL?

                                                1. Jafooli
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                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                  This, recount, quiz is null & void.

                                                  Money back please.....

                                                2. GreenWind101Million
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                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                  Who says they played? 🙂

                                                  Same goes for Souness to be fair.

                                                  1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Ha - I fell victim to the first rule of taking exams - "read the question properly"

                                                3. Costa's Counsellor
                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                    Play??

                                      3. GreenWind101Million
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                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                        Yeah, I was trying to make Gunnarsson work but if it does I can't figure it out.

                                        1. Costa's Counsellor
                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                            Not Gunnarsson.

                                      4. Moin
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                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                        9. Gudmundsson

                                        1. Moin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                          or Gundogan

                                      5. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                          10. Fellaini

                                          Bit of a punt!

                                          1. Costa's Counsellor
                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                              No, sorry!

                                              He is a bit obscure I suppose...

                                              1. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                  I was thinking Feline fused with Heir...

                                                  1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Wow, good thinking!

                                              2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                  1. Naismith (Nay, smith)
                                                  2. Rooney (Roo knee)
                                                  3. Di Canio (de-can eehooh) - bit rubbish that one, soz.
                                                  4. Lampard (Lamp 'ard)
                                                  5.
                                                  6.
                                                  7. Shmeicel (Shhh, Michael)
                                                  8. Souness (Sue Ness)
                                                  9. Keegan (Key gun)

                                                • Jafooli
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                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                  10. Puscash? Or however you spell him....

                                                  1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Nah.

                                                    • Jafooli
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                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                      Puskas(h)

                                                      1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                          It's good, but it's not right!

                                                      2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                          Croatian.

                                                          1. GreenWind101Million
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                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                            Petric!

                                                            1. Jafooli
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                              Another assist 😎

                                                            2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                Boom.

                                                              • jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                Nice one - I was on Moggiric and Pussiric

                                                        • Moin
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                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                          10. Funes Mori

                                                          1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                              Nope.

                                                              1. Moin
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                is 5 related to guitar or drums?

                                                                1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                    No.

                                                                    A single note instrument.

                                                                    1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      Campbell

                                                                      1. Moin
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                        Brilliant

                                                                      2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Correct!

                                                                        • GreenWind101Million
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                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Ah, nice! I was really struggling to find a suitable synonym for flamboyant!

                                                                        • Jafooli
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                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Sweet deal....well played Jarvish...

                                                              2. Jafooli
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                Which one we still to get?

                                                              3. Jafooli
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                5. Flowery Bagpipes

                                                                1. Jafooli
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

                                                              4. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                  1. Naismith (Nay, smith)
                                                                  2. Rooney (Roo knee)
                                                                  3. Di Canio (de-can eehooh) - bit rubbish that one, soz.
                                                                  4. Lampard (Lamp 'ard)
                                                                  5.
                                                                  6.
                                                                  7. Shmeicel (Shhh, Michael)
                                                                  8. Souness (Sue Ness)
                                                                  9.
                                                                  10. Petric (Pet rich)

                                                                  1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      1. Naismith (Nay, smith)
                                                                      2. Rooney (Roo knee)
                                                                      3. Di Canio (de-can eehooh) - bit rubbish that one, soz.
                                                                      4. Lampard (Lamp 'ard)
                                                                      5.
                                                                      6.
                                                                      7. Shmeicel (Shhh, Michael)
                                                                      8. Souness (Sue Ness)
                                                                      9. Keegan (Key gun)
                                                                      10. Petric (Pet rich)

                                                                    • Jafooli
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      9. Keegan?

                                                                      1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          😆

                                                                          I'm all of a muddle.

                                                                          It's now:

                                                                          1. Naismith (Nay, smith)
                                                                          2. Rooney (Roo knee)
                                                                          3. Di Canio (de-can eehooh) - bit rubbish that one, soz.
                                                                          4. Lampard (Lamp 'ard)
                                                                          5. Campbell (Camp bell)
                                                                          6.
                                                                          7. Shmeicel (Shhh, Michael)
                                                                          8. Souness (Sue Ness)
                                                                          9. Keegan (Key gun)
                                                                          10. Petric (Pet rich)

                                                                    • Moin
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                      6. Forshaw

                                                                      1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          Nope.

                                                                          1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            Is it Arsenal-specific or a dig at Arsenal?

                                                                            1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                It's a dig.

                                                                                1. GreenWind101Million
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                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                  Danny Shittu 😉

                                                                          2. Jafooli
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                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            That's the fella....just pipped me, well played Moin...

                                                                          3. Professor Abel X
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            Or Forster

                                                                        • Jafooli
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                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                          6. Fourth-es-que

                                                                          Or something like that?

                                                                          1. GreenWind101Million
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                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                            Forster
                                                                            Forlan
                                                                            Fjortoft

                                                                            Hmm...

                                                                            1. Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                Shawcross
                                                                                Surman

                                                                                *clutches at straws*

                                                                            2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                Nah.

                                                                                The 'e.g' is key here...

                                                                                1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                  Foursomes

                                                                                2. GreenWind101Million
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                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                  Ah, must be Billy Likeforth then.

                                                                                  1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                      That's good but not right.

                                                                                      1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                        Is that sarcasm or is it genuinely close?

                                                                                        1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                            It's funny but not close.

                                                                                      2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                          This one isn't quite the same style as the others so can see why it's thrown you.

                                                                                          1. jarvish - Fashanu Zealand -…
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                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                            *prepares for groan*

                                                                                            1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                Would be a poor ending to all of this...

                                                                                        • Lawrø - KenYaYa ⭐
                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                            Defour...

                                                                                            1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                Nope.

                                                                                        • FrankieTheGent
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                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                          6 = 4 Example

                                                                                          1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                              Too clever for me - no.

                                                                                              1. FrankieTheGent
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                But....... the "e.g." !

                                                                                                How about 4ever ?

                                                                                          2. AA33 - FCB Winner 2016/17
                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                              6) Fer?

                                                                                              1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                  No, sorry.

                                                                                              2. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                  I'll give a partial answer:

                                                                                                  6. e.g Arsenal's perennial league finish

                                                                                                  =

                                                                                                  e.g. Fourth

                                                                                                  1. Jafooli
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                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                    Given

                                                                                                  2. GreenWind101Million
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                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                    Trying desperately to remember a player called 'Ordinal'...

                                                                                                    1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                        On the right lines!!

                                                                                                  3. Jafooli
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                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                    Given

                                                                                                    1. Jafooli
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                      😎

                                                                                                      1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                          What the clue is pointing to is in Scotland...

                                                                                                          1. GreenWind101Million
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                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                            Bridge!

                                                                                                            Can you believe I thought of the Firth of Forth but didn't think of bridge 😳

                                                                                                            1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                Hallelujah!

                                                                                                              • Jafooli
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                Wow,was never getting that one...

                                                                                                        • Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                            I think I can see where you're coming from...

                                                                                                        • Pap Le Cissier (Sons & …
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                          6 defour

                                                                                                          1. Pap Le Cissier (Sons & …
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                            Just seen its already a no

                                                                                                        • Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                            1. Naismith (Nay, smith)
                                                                                                            2. Rooney (Roo knee)
                                                                                                            3. Di Canio (de-can eehooh) - bit rubbish that one, soz.
                                                                                                            4. Lampard (Lamp 'ard)
                                                                                                            5. Campbell (Camp bell)
                                                                                                            6. Bridge ((Fourth) bridge)
                                                                                                            7. Shmeicel (Shhh, Michael)
                                                                                                            8. Souness (Sue Ness)
                                                                                                            9. Keegan (Key gun)
                                                                                                            10. Petric (Pet rich)

                                                                                                            1. Costa's Counsellor
                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                Congratulations Greenwindmill, 8 correct answers.

                                                                                                                2 correct for Jarvish and a couple of wonderful assists from Jafooli.

                                                                                                                1. GreenWind101Million
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                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                  Nice one, enjoyed that! Always better when these things can't be googled 🙂

                                                                                                          • RustyBz
                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                              A further hit required here? Few yellow flags and dodgy subs...

                                                                                                              Jaku;

                                                                                                              Holebas*, Chambers, Alonso;

                                                                                                              Sanchez(C), Hazard, Lallana, Phillips;

                                                                                                              Giroud(VC), Ibra, Costa;

                                                                                                              Foster, Evans*, De Roon, Amat 0.3ITB

                                                                                                              ---

                                                                                                              Moves probably going to be Origi + Smith to Giroud + Chambers

                                                                                                              1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                  I like that move

                                                                                                                • Johnny 8
                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                  Sound moves. Further hit not required.

                                                                                                              2. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                  My defence is in trouble...need some advise:

                                                                                                                  Alonso - Baines - Pieters - Aké - Evans

                                                                                                                  Lallana - Sanchez - Alli - Phillips - de Roon

                                                                                                                  Ibra - Giroud - Costa

                                                                                                                  1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                      Ake -> Chambers/Smith

                                                                                                                      1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                          Yes that might be good...

                                                                                                                      2. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                          I'm keeping Ake until we know more. I actually did Alonso to Walker this week. Spurs can match Chelsea's CS tally, if not better it They've only conceded one goal more than Chelsea. Plus Walker has about the same attacking potential from wing-back too.

                                                                                                                          1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                              So Walker is playing wingback?

                                                                                                                              1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Doubt it - plays like one though

                                                                                                                                  1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                      He does, they've been playing 3 at the back for a while now. Look below.

                                                                                                                                      1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                          They only switched to 3 at the back for games vs the likes of City, Chelsea, etc no?

                                                                                                                                          1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                              No, they've been pretty consistent with it actually. Can't remember what game they changed to it though.

                                                                                                                                      2. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                          Yeah, as is Rose. They set up in a 3421 as:

                                                                                                                                          Lloris
                                                                                                                                          Dier Toby Vert
                                                                                                                                          Walker Dembele Wanyama Rose
                                                                                                                                          Eriksen Alli
                                                                                                                                          Kane

                                                                                                                                          I went Walker over Rose for better Baps potential and Rose is 2 yellows away from a 2 game ban.

                                                                                                                                          1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                              And Rose get rested more often

                                                                                                                                        • Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                            I'm also tempted to wait on Ake...he can be a bench warmer until we know more...If he get starts, he's gonna shine in Conte's formation (a 4.4 defender who plays like a winger, I'm all in)

                                                                                                                                            1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                If it happens, it's the greatest FPL bargain ever. Just don't tell all the casuals that are getting rid.

                                                                                                                                            2. jayzico
                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                +1 me too

                                                                                                                                          • VizziJ
                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Hello fellas!

                                                                                                                                              Degea
                                                                                                                                              Rose-Holebas-Stones (Evans, Kinglsey)
                                                                                                                                              Sanchez-Lallana-Phillips-Snodgrass (Hojbjerg)
                                                                                                                                              Ibra-Kane-Origi

                                                                                                                                              1.7itb
                                                                                                                                              1ft!

                                                                                                                                              Im thinking about WC, but not until next week, so this week is it worth a hit or just wait out?

                                                                                                                                              A) Origi to Defoe
                                                                                                                                              B) Origi and Stones to Monreal and Wilson/Gray (-4)
                                                                                                                                              C) Origi and Stones to Giroud and Chambers (-4)
                                                                                                                                              D) Origi and Stones to Daniels and Wilson
                                                                                                                                              E) WC

                                                                                                                                              1. Balance
                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                A for me, not worth a hit to ship Stones

                                                                                                                                            • Internal Error
                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                              Everton have made a £10.5m bid for Ishak Belfodil. His stats look pretty poor

                                                                                                                                              1. Moin
                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                More than what West Ham have bid for Robert Snodgrass 😆 😆

                                                                                                                                                1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    West Ham are a joke. Someone tweeted they're gonna bid 700k and some jellied eels for Messi 😆

                                                                                                                                                    1. Moin
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      hahaha 😆

                                                                                                                                                    2. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      Somebody should put in a bid of 3.5m for Payet and see how they like it 🙂

                                                                                                                                                  • greghammer95 - Matagascar
                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                      As a West Ham fan its a tad embarrassing, we're the 17th most valuable club in Europe ffs!

                                                                                                                                                      However, I can see what the board are doing, whatever we offered for Snodgrass we'd be told to up it. The rate we're going though it'll take us about 12 years to get up to a reasonable offer.

                                                                                                                                                      1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                          Hull may as well pack up their bags and go home to the Championship if they sell Snodgrass.

                                                                                                                                                    • Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        10.5M=1.5M these days

                                                                                                                                                    • Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Diego Costa: Has scored or assisted more goals (31) than any other player in the Premier League since the start of 2016!

                                                                                                                                                        Hopefully 2017 will be like that as well for him.

                                                                                                                                                        1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                            Best striker in the league.

                                                                                                                                                            1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                              Aguero is still the best.

                                                                                                                                                              1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                  Right now, he's not even 2nd best

                                                                                                                                                                  1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Still the best overall though. But yeah Ibra and Costa ahead on this season's form.

                                                                                                                                                                    • The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Even though Aguero has been in poor form he's still got 11 goals this season, and in just 1141 minutes.

                                                                                                                                                                      Costa has 14 in 1676.

                                                                                                                                                                      Form is temporary. Aguero is the best striker in the league.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                          7 assists for Costa however

                                                                                                                                                                          1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            He's certainly in better form than Aguero so far this season, i'm not denying that.

                                                                                                                                                                            But if you're judging players on form only, surely Deli Alli is the best player in the world?

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                I never even pointed Costa is the best in the league. I just showed a stat showing how he has the most involvement the whole year. But he is getting better than Aguero and under Conte is turning out to be a beast of a player.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Yep, he's had great 2016 for sure. And it should continue this year looking at how Chelsea are playing.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Professor Abel X
                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Form is temporary, class is permanent

                                                                                                                                                                          1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                              🙄

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Professor Abel X
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                It's not as if Aguero has stopped scoring goals. If he had played the same minutes as Costa he would comfortably top the scoring charts,

                                                                                                                                                                        • Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Not under Pep, no

                                                                                                                                                                            1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                              Exactly, it's the manager.

                                                                                                                                                                              If I took over Barcelona and played Messi in goals I guess he wouldn't be the best player anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Professor Abel X
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                Is it Peps fault Aguero got himself suspended twice?

                                                                                                                                                                                1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Nope, but are we really going to talk about Discipline when discussing Costa?

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Professor Abel X
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Haha! My point is that the only reason Aguero is not top of the charts is because of his own ill discipline. He's still the best striker in the league

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      Yep, good point, if he played the same minutes as Costa, then he would have scored more goals i believe.

                                                                                                                                                                                      That his own fault + Pep when he benched him.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, I definitely agree it's the manager. He is not using Aguero well. He just have to realize he is no False Nine and change his play around Aguero instead of the midfielders.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    I think Pep is finally beginning to realize that.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Aguero still my pick to be top goalscorer this season.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Let's see. Doubt it considering the gametime he will get should be fairly limited if City is to fire all cylinders in the cups and most importantly the Champions League.

                                                                                                                                                                        • Bandwagon Junkie
                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                          So already used my FT to Giroud in for Carroll
                                                                                                                                                                          I have no Spurs cover and contemplating doing Alli/Eriksen for Hazard (-4)

                                                                                                                                                                          Would you remove Hazard for a Spurs Mid?

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Johnny 8
                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Not with Hull coming up.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                              Wait until after the Hull game, then def. do Haz to Alli

                                                                                                                                                                            • Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                Not now for a hit
                                                                                                                                                                                WBA will put on a very organized defence, pulis should be working extra hard this week on his favourite things to do to nick a draw.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Prokoptas
                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                              I'm planning to get Coutinho back in next week for Swansea if he's looking sharp-ish...thoughts on this as a strategy?

                                                                                                                                                                              Heaton, Pickford
                                                                                                                                                                              Rose, Alonso, Brunt (Jones, Lenihan)
                                                                                                                                                                              Sanchez Eriksen Coutinho Phillips (Capoue)
                                                                                                                                                                              Ibrahimovic Lukaku Defoe

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Prokoptas
                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                Could also keep Costa instead of Lukaku, but that would mean downgrading one of Rose/Alonso to a 5.0 DEF.

                                                                                                                                                                            • RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                This can't be true?

                                                                                                                                                                                United have scored 6 offside goals (which stood) in last 4 home games. Outrageous

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Moin
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  I only remember the Mkhitaryan one

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. RustyBz
                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      off the top of my head, Mata last night, Ibra vs West Ham, that Pogba one which was a hand ball and offside

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    it is.

                                                                                                                                                                                  3. BrooklynGooner
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    I did see a headline claiming that Mourinho has started to channel Fergie. 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      Howard Webb's ghost is probably back

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        It's true

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Legend of Kage ⚔
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Where did you see this Rusty?

                                                                                                                                                                                    • I Member
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      What are Pickford owners doing?

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Moin
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Playing Heaton every week

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Sess!
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          This

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Adam West
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Playing him every week .

                                                                                                                                                                                      3. wheato
                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          Foster every week until I have a spare transfer (WC)

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I Member
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah I think this is what I'll be doing. Don't really want to lose value on him but probably not worth a FT to get rid. Would most likely want him back when he returns anyway.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Loosing

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Henry Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Liverpool "demanding" £20 million for Sakho. Considering they paid less for him and haven't included him in their first team activities in nearly a year where are they getting that figure from ??

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Out of their arses

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                  20M=5M these days

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Didnt Everton just pay £24mil for Schneiderlin?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    And what's your point?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                      similar situation, although Sakho is purely out of the team because of his attitude. He is Liverpool's best CB

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matip surely, no?

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Matip is good but Sakho is better IMO. If Sakho didn't act like a twit during the summer, they would have been our first choice CB's

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              So many mistakes in Sakho. Not sure if I agree that he's Liverpool's best defender.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              And certainly not worth 20m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                How many mistakes lead to goals?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Henry Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            He's an immature loon, the Balotelli of centre halfs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              yep. A man baby

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. greghammer95 - Matagascar
                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Inflation. Brexit. Economic words.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          They don't need to sell him for cheap to someone like West ham or Swansea for example for whom he would be a key player.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Has experience in the premier league too .
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Probably 15 mil they will settle but no point selling him even if he hasn't played in a year. Will come good as a rotation option over Klavan for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TheBusDriver
                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Did anyone notice that yesterday Valencia crossed with his left foot? First time I've seen him do that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Done that a few rare times in 2016 .
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Was shocked when he did it for the first time though haha

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. TaiwanHC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            GTG?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Azp - Cedric - Holebas
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lallana - Alli - Sanchez (C) - Stanislas
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ibra - Costa - Rondon

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foster, Phillips, Jones, Amat

                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. bros
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Can you use your WC chip at the same time as your bench boost?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Team Cruel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                No. Lots of casuals got burned last year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. bros
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheers

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. BrooklynGooner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thoughts on Schneiderlin to Everton? Not an interesting FPL asset in himself, but curious on his impact on Lukaku and Everton CS potential. Everton have a nice run of fixtures after Man City, and neither of their GW 26 or 28 matches will be blanked because of the cups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Should help improve Everton's defense, was very good for Southampton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Never really got a fair chance at Utd I feel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Team Cruel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He is not a holding DM so Everton will be making a huge mistake if they play him there. Play him at CM as a B2B mid with a holding mid behind him and he will thrive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I assume Koeman trying to replicate what he did with Wanyama at southampton, using Gueye. They should play diamond with Schneiderlin infront of Gueye

                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Should help Everton both ways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He can be a box to box or a playmaker from deep with more defensive duties if he has to, did both of that for Southampton in spells If im right.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    United culled out his attacking potential totally, had quite a few goals in him too, expect to see that for Everton next season

                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Most overrated player of the year award? (in FPL)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pogba?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. TheBusDriver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aguero

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Team Cruel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pogba? 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 5. Hitting the post every game. If anything he is being underrated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            He's being outscored by a lot of mids that cost less or the sam though

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All of these before I even starrt thinking about getting Pogba:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phillips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sterling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lallana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Coutinho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sigurdsson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Antonio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Team Cruel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lol. Sterling, Lallana, Antonio before Pogba? You need to look at actual stats, not who has scored most so far.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I still put my money on Sterling, Coutinho, Allli and Lallana to outscore Pogba the rest of the season

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No stats are not important...in FPL points is the only language

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Scholes Balls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All of these are attacking midfielders, while Pogba is a CM. Also, he has hit the post 7 times this season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Internal Error
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lallana is playing in a similar role to Pogba this season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Him playing CM is not relevant...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sess!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aguero

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BrooklynGooner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aguero

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Parm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stones 100%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sess!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ok, he wins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sailboats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John Stones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Simply has to be Stones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ah i forgot about Stones...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If this season,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bravo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stones Cedric Alderweireld
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Martial Payet Mahrez Mata Arnautovic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aguero Vardy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nice 11 there thibauto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Grand Thibauto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Its a shame but I wasted two FT's on Stones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Well summed up GT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vardy, Mahrez, Payet have been massive flops this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Scholes Balls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alderweireld has been injured for a significant part of the season, he is still a very good defender

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Salah Fingers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ake and Benteke to Chambers and Defoe?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Sess!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Love it. Maybe friend over chambers. Chambers if you want to be ultra sure though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Salah Fingers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Salah Fingers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I could do Jones and Benteke to Chambers and Giroud, is that any better?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I wouldn't get rid of Ake until we know more, but yeah good moves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Afternoon all. How am I looking?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mannone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Azpi McAuley Smith* Amat Pieters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Haz Alli Eriksen Phillips Allen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Costa Giroud Ibra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    0.6 itb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No Sanchez is a worry but you do have Giroud.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What about Allen to Stanislas?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please choose one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Ake to Rose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B Ake & Capoue to Daniels & Stanislas (-4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C Ake & Negredo to Chambers & Giroud (-4)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. S.Agueroooooo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wait to hear more on Ake from the pressers first

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Waiting for pressers of course. Will wait with my transfer until then. Cheers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            C for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks bud, cheers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A with Walker instead if you can afford it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I can but would rather go Rose even with his 8 YCs as he's more dangerous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. UnitedFan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Are you sure?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes, he's more dangerous but it will be 2 games he misses, not 1. Also, Walker has better Baps potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Had Walker for 14 GWs and I like the guy, but Rose has more potential, that's what I'm going for. He's not gonna get a YC every game. With some set pieces now and playing as a midfielder like, I'm taking my chances.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for your input though. Appreciate it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TLF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Is it the yellow card issue that has led you to opt for Walker over Rose ? I'm considering Ake to Rose in a couple of weeks if Ake is just warming the bench as expected. Rose looks so attacking at the moment and I feel like I'm willing to risk the suspension. If he gets another yellow against WB I may reconsider though !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. S.Agueroooooo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grant, (Pickford)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Walker, Alonso, Holebas, (Brunt, Amat)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sanchez, Hazard, Eriksen, Phillips, (De roon)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ibra, Costa, Origi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.5m itb, 1FT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Considering holding and going 352 with cout in for de-roon?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sounds good, but expect Origi to go -0.2m a week for the next gameweeks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. S.Agueroooooo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Can pull the trigger on Sat but Origi will fall before then and that price drop does effect me.. could well be origi > defoe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • arkom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My keepers are Grant and Randolph.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Column brother comment: "No point having Randolph. Jaku will do a similar job for 0.4m less."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think Randolph playing Jaku not? So then I can use rotation subject to fixtures..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Which one of us is wrong?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jaku has played the last 2 cup games so might be first choice again, but we should know after this weekends game.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'd rather have Grant and Randolph and rotate though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We're not sure on Jaku. Rumour is the new boss likes him and could get back the no 1 spot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grant probably only goes well with rotation , risky to trust him alone . That said Grant plus Randolph .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hull are horrible but west ham can nick those clean sheets at home very unexpectedly .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toure The Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rotating grant with Jaku doesn't seem like saving 0.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More like being extra miserly .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Salah Fingers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A or B:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A - Ake & Benteke to Chambers & Defoe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B - Jones & Benteke to Chambers & Giroud

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • jayzico
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ibra (c) anyone?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Mirkatldn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yep, he's mine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. I Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Who is the pick of the Spurs defenders? Is Alderweireld flying under the radar somewhat? Only 0.2 more than Walker and 0.3 more than Rose. Less likely to be rotated and not at risk of a suspension. I'd say Rose was the best option if he wasn't on 8 yellows but with that in mind I think I'm leaning towards Toby as my Alonso replacement when/if the time comes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Mirkatldn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rose best pick atm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If not Rose, I'd rather have Walker than Alder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • balint84
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Will Nyom start for west brom?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The clearance issue? Wait to see what TP says, think he's okay but wait.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mirkatldn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Worried about my GK/defence. Tried to spread out across teams as much as poss. Any suggestions?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Randoph/Mannone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chambers/Klavan/FMori/Kelly/McAuley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sanchez/Alli/Lallana/Phillips/DeRoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Giroud/Costa/Zlatan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Mind över Mata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not strong enough. I'd downgrade Giroud to Defoe and use the money to upgrade the defence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tshelby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A or B?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jaku, Hennessey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chambers, Baines, Evans, Ward, Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lallana, Alli, Sanchez, Stanislas, De Roon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lukaku, Costa, Ibra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pickford, Hennessey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chambers, Baines, Brunt, Rose, Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Couthino, Alli, Phillips, Sanchez, Pedro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lukaku, Ibra, Diomande

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mind över Mata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rate my team for the week. Am on WC:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heaton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rose, Baines, Chambers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sanchez (c), Alli, Lallana, Phillips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Giroud, Costa, Ibra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grant; De Roon, Jones, Brunt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 months, 12 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I like it, balance is really good, arguably slightly too strong in defence but that's really where many are gaining this season. 9/10 gl