Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Gameweek 25 – Monday

Raheem Sterling displays his improved consistency by bagging the opener in City’s win at Bournemouth. The Gabriel Jesus bandwagon comes to a halt prior to blank Gameweek 26 as he limps off early with a foot injury.Meanwhile, Junior Stanislas’ tumble down the Bournemouth pecking order continues as he’s benched for the second successive Gameweek. Here’s the Stock Check following Monday’s Gameweek 26 finale…

On the Rise

Raheem Sterling
Having started the last ten Gameweeks, Sterling has now returned two goals and eight assists over that spell; he could have had a ninth had substitute Sergio Aguero managed to divert his initial touch to the winger’s cross on target.

That outstanding run of form has unfortunately coincided with the emergence of Gabriel Jesus and the doubts surrounding City’s missing fixtures.

Once we’re beyond Gameweek 28, Sterling will surely enjoy greater interest having delivered so consistently. However, it should be noted that City face Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea in their three matches to follow the potential Gameweek 28 blank.

Leroy Sane
On the opposite flank, Sane also sparkled against the Cherries.

He’s now started the last four Gameweeks and has delivered a goal and two assists in that spell – like Sterling, he was unfortunate not to find further profit from Monday’s encounter having struck the bar.

However, priced at 7.5 to Sterling 7.8, it’s unlikely that he will enter into the equation as more than a differential.

In Decline

Gabriel Jesus
Missing Gameweek 26 and, in all probability, also set to sit out Gameweek 28 should City progress to the FA Cup Quarter Finals, Jesus picked up a foot injury at the Vitality Stadium to compound matters.

Handed his third successive start by Pep Guardiola, the young Brazilian suffered an apparent foot injury challenging for a cross and, despite his best efforts, was forced to limp off after just 15 minutes.

Guardiola confirmed post-match that Jesus would be assessed, but offered little more than that by way of a prognosis.

Brought in by more than 210,00 ahead of Monday’s outing, his owners will at least have the comfort that they were forced to go into the next Gameweek benching or selling the striker.

The will now wait on the verdict from City, in the hope that it puts no doubt over Jesus’ starting role for the Gameweek 27 fixture away at Sunderland.

Opportunity may just knock for Sergio Aguero.

Junior Stanislas
Benched at Goodison Park in Gameweek 24, the winger suffered the same fate in Monday’s encounter as Eddie Howe opted to hand Jordan Ibe a first start in three months.

It was felt that Stanislas missed out at Everton due to a shift in formation but, on the evidence of Monday’s teamsheet, he now faces a battle to reinstate himself in the starting XI – an unwelcome development for his 133,000 owners who were looking to him to help cover the Gameweek 28 blanks.

The fact that Marc Pugh was introduced as Ibe’s replacement with 15 minutes to go offers further indication of Stanislas’ rank in the current pecking order.

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

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  1. Thai Royals
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Am I better waiting till after cup matches or getting transfers done and avoiding price rises.

      1. jarvish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Better of waiting in most instances

    • Kun Tozser
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Jesus out for 3 months?

      1. Champions united
          3 months, 11 days ago

          jesus >costa(-4)??

        • Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Back for Easter

            1. jarvish
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Resurrection?

          • Kun Tozser
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Lukaku flagged too, damn

            1. AttackAttackAttack
                3 months, 11 days ago

                kaku back for Sunderland game though so hold tight

          • Kuntheman-★Silva²★
              3 months, 11 days ago

              How would this team look?
              Heaton (Jakupovic)
              Alonso Coleman Baines (Fernandez, Yoshida)
              Sanchez Mane Sigurdsson Fraser (De Roon)
              Aguero Costa Lukaku
              0.0 ITB

              1. Blue&White85
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Looks very good. I'd go Brunt instead of Baines and use the cash to upgrade Fraser.

                1. Blue&White85
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  That should give you 5.6 for a midfielder - Zaha maybe?

            • Atimis
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Pull the trigger on Friend to Robertson today ? Also, gamble move, Sanchez to Mane as I can lose 0.2 if I wait longer ?
                Cheers !

                1. Numb
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  If you like, up to you. You know the risks.

              • GHB
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Thank god for the blanks

                Don't have to consider Kun for now

                1. jarvish
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  😀

                2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Also post blanks they have Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea!

                3. weaver93
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Looks like Jesus is out for 2-3 months
                    with a foot injury..

                    Kun GW27 vs Sunderland, looks enticing...

                    1. Musicholic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Would have been happy with Jesus. Kun for its value, now proves useless.

                  • Champions united
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      jesus to costa with a hit
                      woth or not???

                      1. DA Minnion
                          3 months, 11 days ago

                          Yes

                      2. DA Minnion
                          3 months, 11 days ago

                          Nacho time.

                        • UnitedFan
                            3 months, 11 days ago

                            Lining up in a 5-3-2 this week:

                            Alonso - Walker - Baines - Chambers - Evans
                            Siggy - Eriksen - Phillips
                            Lukaku (C) - Barnes

                            Heaton - de Roon - Sanchez - Ibra

                            Decent enough team considering big guns on the bench?

                            1. DA Minnion
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Yeah I'm considering 5 4 1

                            2. sergioaguero67
                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                Gabriel out for 3 months.
                                The lad was just getting started.
                                Sad.

                              • Sillet Bang
                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                  Oh man just put Jesus in Sun dream team.

                                  Transfer flurry now on fa prem seem to settled on this for now

                                  Heaton
                                  Baines Coleman Brunt Maculey
                                  Hazard Siggy Snodgrass Mane
                                  Lukaku Kane

                                  Jak Sanchez Lorente Mawson

                                  Any thoughts? Help anything?

                                  1. wulfranian
                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                      excellent gtg

                                    • FFPro
                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                        Jakupovic over Heaton for sure

                                    • wulfranian
                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                        I bought Sanchez at 11.8 and sell him the same.Propably he'll fall before the fa cup games.Its worth to lose 0.1 or should i sell him?

                                        1. No Pirlo No Party
                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                            I'm in the same position.
                                            Had already planned to use my free transfer to do Cedric --> Coleman

                                            Not convinced it's worth a hit as its going to take another transfer to get him back in...

                                            1. wulfranian
                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                thanks.I think i 'll sell him because he'll propably fall 0.3 until gw 29,2 blanks,a difficult away game with Liverpool though he will be the threat from Arsenal.But also in three gameweeks(26,27,28) Hazard for example can return 20 points from gw 26,27 or even better Barkley or Snodgrass.At last i think its very important to make a plan to get him back in gw 29.

                                          • Chris_White
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                            *Pencils in Agüero for GW32*

                                          • Numb
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                            Jesus owners - it sucks but an easy decision to sell

                                            What do the few remaining Aguero keepers do now though?

                                            1. DA Minnion
                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                Sell too I would think.

                                              • OneDennisBergkamp
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                I guess I should keep Aguero now?!

                                                1. Numb
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                  Dunno what to do.

                                              • b✪mber
                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                  The few Aguero keepers trow a party imo

                                              • Konig Luther
                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                  Is there any decent mid, below 4.9 (and excluding WBA) that worth to pick for the next few weeks?

                                                  1. wulfranian
                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                      for fourth mid?

                                                      1. Konig Luther
                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                          5th... but would be useful if he plays in this blank weeks

                                                          1. wulfranian
                                                              3 months, 11 days ago

                                                              fraser,caroll,N'Diaye

                                                        • Champions united
                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                            obiang or davies but not worth a hit

                                                          • Numb
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                            Carroll maybe?

                                                            1. Champions united
                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                caroll play in mid???

                                                                1. Konig Luther
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    Tom Carroll.

                                                                    Thanks all

                                                                  • Numb
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    Tom

                                                            2. Numb
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 months, 11 days ago

                                                              I've known metatarsals clear up in a month or so. 2-3 months sounds pessimistic. Don't get too excited about Aguero for the Doubles just yet.

                                                              1. Champions united
                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                  obiang or davies but not worth a hit

                                                                  1. Numb
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    OK

                                                              2. ddfc
                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                  So I've just seen the '2nd West Brom Goal', I know this topic has been and gone but I kind of just brushed over the comments on here and assumed it was a feint touch by McAuley... the guy is at least a foot away from the ball... how on earth was he awarded the goal???

                                                                  I mean I have him so it doesn't bother me in the slightest...

                                                                  1. OneDennisBergkamp
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    FPL is a fix. only explanation.

                                                                  2. uhahpaulmcgrath
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    can you share a HD link ?

                                                                  3. Numb
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    I assume that someone at or close to FPL had McAuley

                                                                  4. uhahpaulmcgrath
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                    what are you talking about "he is a foot away" ? Evans heads the ball downwards onto his head

                                                                    1. Numb
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                      Well, it certainly didn't touch him

                                                                      1. uhahpaulmcgrath
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                        i cant see how it could possibly not touch him, and for the record, I had McAuley on the bench

                                                                  5. Jaks
                                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                      That is Dawson, not McAuley

                                                                      1. uhahpaulmcgrath
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                        nope

                                                                      2. uhahpaulmcgrath
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                        your looking at the wrong player, i assume most people are. McAuley is the player right beside Evans.

                                                                        1. Jaks
                                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                            I know that, I was just telling him that he was looking at Dawson 😀

                                                                      3. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                          Tis crazy, clear Evans goal and Bruntinho assist hence all the fuss

                                                                        • FFPro
                                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                            Saw a picture from an alternative angle that indeed showed Mcauley was a good foot away from it, but it was just a picture which can be misleading. Unfortunately there were no other angles in video shown to prove it.

                                                                            1. Jazz! 💡
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                              This. It does look like Evans headed it down onto his head from one angle but he's a 'foot away' from another. How our eyes can be decieving. 🙂

                                                                              1. FFPro
                                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  Also when he made contact with the ball his chin was touching his chest, his head then shot back up which gives the illusion of it changing direction off McAuley's head.

                                                                              2. Mark
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                Yeah, we need to see the angles used to come to the decision. I saw a preview of said angle (side on view) and so I have faith that the call was correct. It must have been scrutinised to death and so therefore we have to believe that there was a clear deflection. Although my first reaction to seeing the goal from the angle that MoTD had was obviously to go with Evans, Opta thought otherwise and MC confirmed and upheld it.

                                                                          • Tibbs
                                                                              3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                              Leading my cash ML, just wanted some thoughts.

                                                                              If you are leading (70pts currently) is the 'safe' move to hold Sanchez and Ibra despite the blanks, wait to make transfers until after FA Cup games and try and accommodate say 8-9 players for GW28? Then slowly build in DGW players and then WC, TC, BB etc?

                                                                              Appreciate not quite that simply but just want to hear how other people are dealing with the blanks?

                                                                              1. Snevitz
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                I am benching Ibra and Sanchez, I have a reasonable squad for 26 and have so much value tied up in Sanchez.
                                                                                Once I get Siggy in fro Alli i will have 9 starting in 28, not worried about fielding 11 as I will want my squad back to normal afterward. I've used my WC though so don't have an easy fix.

                                                                              2. LordRougeGrog
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                Safe strategy is to aim for 8 or 9 players in GW28, but take a view once FA cup fixtures are completed. If GW28 turns out to be a low scoring week (which statistically it is likely to be) then missing out a few players in one week is better than drastic surgery to put out 11.
                                                                                Do your ML rivals still have WC to play? If you have yours then you are certainly in the box seat. Let them take the gambles.

                                                                            • CptCrunch Gre-No-Li
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                              How to screw up a season?
                                                                              Started out fine, OR 88k after gw3 but then....

                                                                              Here are some of my avg points(base), have not included those with just a couple of appearances. Get them while they are hot, or not!
                                                                              Foster 3.3 - A lost point per week against most but ok.
                                                                              Özil 3.3
                                                                              Defoe 2.5
                                                                              Antonio 2.5
                                                                              Arnie 2.4
                                                                              Mustafi 2.3
                                                                              Phillips 2.3

                                                                              To highlight the importance of getting the right player at the right time!
                                                                              Mane 6.5
                                                                              Firmino 2

                                                                              Then my favourite miss of the season.
                                                                              Alexis 2.5
                                                                              Did not get jack from him and then he had a niggle so I ousted him and never brought him back.

                                                                              1. Numb
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                You've done well to dodge most of Defoe's goals - quite impressive.

                                                                                1. CptCrunch Gre-No-Li
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  Aye, some of these are real achievements....

                                                                              2. CptCrunch Gre-No-Li
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                Next transfer will involve the Chilean

                                                                              3. Ha.
                                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  Love 0.2 is my best achievement

                                                                                  Other honorable mentions; Fuchs 0.3, Iheanacho 0.5, Amat 0.8

                                                                              4. Dedalus1
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                Might aswell keep Aguero then. Who would have thought...

                                                                                1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  Risky but decent differential gw 27

                                                                                  1. Dedalus1
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                    That's what I'm thinking. Captain

                                                                              5. H-Over United
                                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  Which one for the next 3 GW's?

                                                                                  - Snodgrass
                                                                                  - Lanzini
                                                                                  - Markovic
                                                                                  - N'Diaye

                                                                                  Think HUL habe the better fixtures?!?

                                                                                • markloe
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                  anyone tempted by Barkley?

                                                                                  1. MTPockets
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                    Tempted, but know I won't do it.

                                                                                  2. b✪mber
                                                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                      Literally anyone but him.
                                                                                      As a Mirallas owner if someone from FPL came and asked me "Would you like to switch to Barkley for free?"

                                                                                      I'd politely refuse and keep my injured Mirallas 🙂

                                                                                    • Hyypia Headers
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                      I've already done Sánchez ➡️ Barkley

                                                                                      I already have Siggy and reckon Barkley is the next best mid without a blank in GW28.

                                                                                  3. SuperDan
                                                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                      Jesus > defoe?

                                                                                    • LakhaneeFC
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                      Oh dear god! Why is Lukaku flagged?!

                                                                                      1. makaveli123
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                        Scout Tweets

                                                                                      2. Netley Lucas
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                        Romelu Lukaku has been unable to travel to Everton’s training camp in Dubai because of a calf problem which will require treatment.

                                                                                        The 23-year-old striker will visit a doctor in Belgium this week, though the problem is not serious and he will be fit for the Blues’ Premier League game against Sunderland on Saturday 25 February.

                                                                                        http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2017/02/14/lukaku-misses-dubai-training-camp

                                                                                        1. LakhaneeFC
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          Thank you! I'm one of the few (casual I suppose) who tried to salvage value by transferring early - this would have been a body blow

                                                                                          Hopefully he's fit to start on the weekend

                                                                                      3. Dedalus1
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                        He'll be fine.

                                                                                        1. LakhaneeFC
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          I like your confidence 🙂

                                                                                      4. Montreal Screwjob
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          if he's ok this is good news, will put people off getting him in

                                                                                          1. LakhaneeFC
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                            Considering 50k have brought in Gabbiadini for the blank week, I'm not so sure about that

                                                                                      5. The Wizard of Ozil
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                        KDB....Reckon it's worth getting Hazard in for a hit -4?

                                                                                      6. SuperDan
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          This make sense?
                                                                                          Sanchez & Jesus > Hazard & Kane?

                                                                                        • mogadishu
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          Would you say Pogba ➡️ Hazard is worth a -4? Would be benching Barnes most likely.

                                                                                          1. I Member
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                            I think so.

                                                                                        • Leaf
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          Carroll , Niasse , Llorente seem my Ibra replacement candidates

                                                                                          Guess I have to favour Carroll out of them

                                                                                        • roflmaofc
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                          Why so much transfer talk? Wait until we know whos playing and whos not in gw28.

                                                                                          1. Leaf
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                            Just people preparing

                                                                                            1. roflmaofc
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                              Or failing?

                                                                                        • divineFC
                                                                                            3 months, 11 days ago

                                                                                            howz the wildcard peeps?
                                                                                            can anyone suggest what should i change or is it G2G!
                                                                                            Team as follows:
                                                                                            Jaku (Grant)
                                                                                            Brunt cahill funesmori (robertson yoshida)
                                                                                            lanzini mane eriksen ndiaye (siggy)
                                                                                            costa kane luka