Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Gameweek 37 – Thursday

The race for the Golden Boot proves decisive in the final fixture of Double Gameweek 37 as Harry Kane runs riot at Leicester City on a night that will live long in FPL folklore.

On the Rise

Harry Kane
Spurs’ title aspirations may have been quashed prior to their first match of Double Gameweek 37, but Harry Kane lacked little motivation in his bid to finish the season as the Premier League’s top scorer once again.

Starting the match two goals behind Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot race, Kane notched four times and supplied an assist in a 6-1 win over Leicester City’s patched-up defence, earning 24 points and taking his overall tally to 31 for Double Gameweek 37 – the highest individual score of 2016/17.

His output sent shockwaves through FPL mini-leagues. Perhaps wary of last year’s capitulation after the Foxes pipped them to the title, only 5.5% opted to captain Kane, with just two of the top 100 FPL managers ahead of Double Gameweek 37 affording him the armband.

That caution was punished as Kane showed just why he’s now regarded as Fantasy royalty with a devastating blitz against Craig Shakespeare’s side. An average of 7.1 points per match sees him leapfrog Alexis Sanchez’s 6.9 as the best on show, with last night’s haul also topping the Chilean’s 27 points for Arsenal’s pair of matches last week.

The bandwagon is now in full flow – Kane is second only to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho for transfers-in over the last 24 hours, with many now looking to hand him the armband for Sunday’s trip to relegated Hull City.

Son Heung-Min
It says everything about Kane’s performance that the South Korean’s two goals and an assist were completely overshadowed.

While Dele Alli mustered just an assist and Christian Eriksen was surprisingly handed the night off, Son flourished in a central role in Pochettino’s 3-4-2-1, ending the evening with 17 points – his first return in five appearances.

An impressive average of 148 minutes per goal is second only to Arsenal’s Sanchez (144 minutes) among FPL midfielders this season, yet Son’s security of pitch-time continues to remain an issue – he’s started just 22 league matches this term, with a further 11 appearances off the bench.

Going by last night’s performance, start number 23 could well be on the cards come Sunday, though a move back to 4-2-3-1 may be the only way to facilitate Son, Eriksen and Alli in the same line-up.

Ben Davies
An assist for Kane’s fourth maintained a fine run of form for the Spurs defender.

Owned by just 5% of FPL managers, Davies has proven a canny differential over the last few months since deputising for the stricken Danny Rose in Gameweek 24.

The Welshman has started each of the last 14 league matches either as a left-back or wing-back, returning three assists and seven clean sheets and creating 21 chances for team-mates – third among defenders over that stretch.

With Rose still stuck on the sidelines, Davies’ ability to provide points at either end could be in profit once again as Spurs make their way to the KCOM.

In Decline

Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli
While Kane and Son ran rings around Leicester’s rearguard, the Dane was surprisingly handed bench-warming duties from start to finish at the King Power.

Eriksen was captained by over 33,000 FPL managers as he looked a secure pick – he’d started 35 of his side’s 36 league matches prior to last night. Yet with his side facing three matches over eight days, Pochettino’s decision to give his playmaker a breather afforded Double Gameweek 37 one final twist.

On the upside, Eriksen’s owners will surely now expect a return to the teamsheet ahead of the Hull encounter and he’s bagged two sets of double-figures in his last three road trips.

Alli was named in the starting XI, but that hasn’t stopped him being the most sold Spurs player in the Gameweek – over 28,000 have now moved him on.

Worryingly for his 33% of FPL owners, Alli’s influence on the Spurs attack seems to be dwindling as the season comes to a close – he’s played a part in just four of the 19 goals his side have scored in their last seven league matches.

With Son making such a convincing case for inclusion and Eriksen rested, the England international could be the one to make way should Tottenham continue with a 3-4-2-1 set-up at the KCOM.

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  1. Bubz
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sanchez to score 4 goals vs Everton and win the golden boot?

      1. Sims
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Unfortunately Everton a level above hat Leicester defence

          Besides lane will score so ssnchez will need 5 or 6 if not more

        • TooDifficuIt
            1 month, 6 days ago

            seems he's not interested

          • ASAP Rocky
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Hes no Harry Kane

          • Sims
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Asked this a couple of weeks ago will ask again

              Champions trophy starting June 1. Anyone up for the fantasy game? Will create an FFS league if enough people play

            • rnrd
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I am thinking about going differential with Jesus (C)

                City needs to secrure UCL qualification
                Watford are missing players at the back
                Watford could only drop 1 rank if they lose but potentially can raise 3 rank up if they win so prob open game
                Last game for Mazzari so team might be a bit shaken and careless
                City are in good form

                1. Sims
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    It has all the ingredients for one of those unusal final day scorelines

                2. Gunner Boy
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Hazard > Coutinho for a free transfer?

                    Yay or Nay ?

                    1. immi_geez
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        yup and try to do it with ya eyes shut

                    2. Team Cruel
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Mourinho is thought to harbour concerns over Smalling's positional sense. #mufc are willing to listen to offers [james ducker]

                        Any takers? Should go to Watford or Palace or someone else at that level.

                        1. Sims
                            1 month, 6 days ago

                            Would be upgrade for Liverpool

                            1. Team Cruel
                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                Straight swap for Mane, would strengthen both teams.

                          • ASAP Rocky
                              1 month, 6 days ago

                              Coutinho or KDB?

                              1. cushendall walls
                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                  courtinho as kdb and company only have to play to a draw essentially to stay 3rd

                                • cushendall walls
                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                    thus why i consider jesus and his heavy price to free up for sanchez and courtinho

                                  • Dosh
                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                      same dilemma, KdB --> Coutinho ?

                                      1. cushendall walls
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          just so manys guns on city and youll have aguero back possibly kdb is good but its all so convuluted

                                    • HD7
                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                        If I have King and Albrighton, the later is to be benched. Consesus right?

                                        1. cushendall walls
                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                            yes king is the one man team on bournemouth much more likely to score higher

                                        2. Parm
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                          A Kane-Jesus-Rashford frontline will be all the craze next year.

                                          1. Bubz
                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                              Yeah can see that being pretty good

                                            • Sims
                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                Not if mourinho is sill there

                                                1. cushendall walls
                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                    not rashford, possible lukookoo

                                                2. Lawro
                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                    Why Rashford? 😆

                                                3. HD7
                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                    A) Cech
                                                    Alonso Kompany Yoshi Stephens
                                                    Sanchez King Alli Coutinho
                                                    Jesus Kane
                                                    Subs Pickford Gabbi Albrighton Smith

                                                    B) or I do -4 Gabbi to Giroud and play 3-4-3 with Stephens being benched?

                                                    1. cushendall walls
                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                        not sure of the saints chances for a clean sheet its all wild wild west mid table

                                                      • Sterling Chap
                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                          Depends where you are in your ML I reckon. The Giroud move is rolling the dice, but can see it paying off

                                                      • Bubz
                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                          Starting to think that the best chances of high scores are in the games that have nothing on them (see Spurs 6-1, Chelsea 4-3 etc) than the Liverpool and Arsenal games. Arsenal for example might get ahead and shut up shop. Can see an absolute mauling of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge tbh

                                                          1. Sterling Chap
                                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                                              Think there has to be a motivating factor. With Spurs it was about Harry Kane and his Golden Boot, for Chelsea it was about maintaining their great run and players proving themselves for the cup final. Just my thoughts 🙂

                                                          2. Alonso14
                                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                                              £270 at stake here..........who wins

                                                              Me

                                                              mig

                                                              bailly, kompany, monreal, stevens

                                                              coutinho, sanchez, king, pedro

                                                              costa, jesus

                                                              Him

                                                              cech

                                                              holding, kompany, fuchs

                                                              eriksson, sanchez, de bruyne, king

                                                              kane, jesus, gab

                                                              ps I have triple capo

                                                              1. immi_geez
                                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                  You need to get Kane somehow.......Pedro/Costa might not feature

                                                                  1. Alonso14
                                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                      will cost me 4 points thou

                                                                  2. Sal76sal
                                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                      Firstly U need kane!

                                                                  3. Sims
                                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                      Yoshida Holding Friend Maguire Holgate

                                                                      Anyone with a cheaper defence?

                                                                      The problem is I holding is the only one I expect cleaning from. Will start yoshida too. What about the 3rd player? Nothing in the bank what to do?

                                                                      1. ryacoo
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                        Maguire for goal threat and home advantage I guess.

                                                                        1. Sims
                                                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                            Unlikely to start though

                                                                            1. ryacoo
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                              Ahh sorry, didn't realise he was a doubt!

                                                                        2. immi_geez
                                                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                            How about Swansea defenders?

                                                                            Fernandez is 4.2....Swap Friend for him

                                                                        3. buzzkill
                                                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                            Is anyone good at working out transfer based on ITB and TV?

                                                                            This is my rival's team;

                                                                            Courtois - Jak
                                                                            Cahill - Stephens - Valencia - McAuley - Maguire
                                                                            Fletcher - Alli - DeBruyne - Sane - Eriksen
                                                                            Jesus - Rashford - Costa

                                                                            Last night his team value was 102.6
                                                                            In the bank £0.3

                                                                            He's made his transfer
                                                                            Team value is now 102.4
                                                                            In the bank £0.3

                                                                            My lead is 20 points which isn't comfortable enough for me, especially when I'm considering a -4 to cover Jesus and potentially Coutinho which he might have done, I just can't work it out.

                                                                            1. Eden Wizard
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                              Eriksen to Cout I would guess he's done. Did he buy him recently enough to only make 0.1ml (check transfer history)? If so Eriksen........

                                                                              1. buzzkill
                                                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                  He bought Eriksen at 8.9 only last week for the DGW, price has stayed the same.

                                                                                  1. Eden Wizard
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                    OK. He's basically bought someone whose PP is equal to the SP of the player he sold where, the SP includes 0.2 profit.

                                                                                • Eden Wizard
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                  0.2***

                                                                              2. Eden Wizard
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                Although...As the ITB didn't change, the player he bought must have been the same price as one of the team's selling prices minus, 0.2ml profit.

                                                                              3. Eden Wizard
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                Alli was 9.2 yesterday but is 9.1 today. To have swapped him to Cout at 8.6 would require him to have paid 8.8 for Alli. I doubt he's just changed him?

                                                                                1. buzzkill
                                                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                    No he's had Alli since GW17 when he was 8.1

                                                                                2. minus-four
                                                                                    1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                    Give me the link to his team and I'll find it for you

                                                                                    1. buzzkill
                                                                                        1 month, 5 days ago

                                                                                        Thank you so much
                                                                                        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/6327

                                                                                  • cushendall walls
                                                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                      how if you dare can you leave sterling in? with a clear conscience..

                                                                                      1. Eden Wizard
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                        by benching him...

                                                                                      2. Sterling Chap
                                                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                          Who?

                                                                                      3. ZoumasBloomers
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                        Joel Pereira, Kieran O'Hara, Demetri Mitchell, Josh Harrop, Angel Gomes, Scott McTominay. Tomothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe

                                                                                        All essential? Big points hits?

                                                                                      4. Eden Wizard
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                        Chelsea FC‏Verified account @ChelseaFC 1m1 minute ago
                                                                                        More
                                                                                        Antonio Conte wants to keep it a surprise whether John Terry will start Sunday's game. #CFC

                                                                                        1. Eden Wizard
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                          David Luiz owners just cringed worldwide.

                                                                                        2. buzzkill
                                                                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                            more from their Twitter if it helps anyone

                                                                                            Conte says on Sunday there are two targets - to try to win 30 league games and to help Courtois to win the Golden Glove.

                                                                                        3. Sterling Chap
                                                                                            1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                            186 points and just outside the top 2k. A good innings. Didn't expect it ti go so well, so real happy!

                                                                                          • Rash
                                                                                              1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                              IF JT does start who do we think misses out? im preying its luiz

                                                                                            • jzee
                                                                                                1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                                i'm chasing, 16 points behind in my mini league. Leader has Haz. Would you ...

                                                                                                a) Haz & JWP - Cout & Pedro / Fab (-4 bench Gabbi)

                                                                                                or

                                                                                                b) Haz & Gabbi - Cout & Giroud (-4)

                                                                                                or

                                                                                                c) Gabbi - Llorente (no hit)

                                                                                                cheers lads

                                                                                              • Olly002
                                                                                                  1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                                  Can I just say again how brilliant it was to TC Kane?

                                                                                                  1. immi_geez
                                                                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                                      you Sir are a legend

                                                                                                  2. SE16 MFC
                                                                                                      1 month, 6 days ago

                                                                                                      GTG?

                                                                                                      Courtios

                                                                                                      Davies Matip Alonso Stephens

                                                                                                      Cout (C) Sanchez Pedro Sane

                                                                                                      Kane Jesus

                                                                                                      0.7 itb, tempted to upgrade Stephens.. Chasing a 50 point lead