Scout Notes

Scout Notes – Pre Season

Huddersfield Town new boys Steve Mounie and Tom Ince score for the Terriers to boost their CVs for the role of budget options in our Fantasy squads.

Here’s the latest pre-season notes.

Bury 1 Huddersfield Town 3

Club record signing Steve Mounie opened his account for Huddersfield Town as the Premier League new boys came from behind to win their second pre-season encounter.

The Benin international, signed from French side Montpellier, was handed a tap-in by Chris Lowe’s fine cross before goals from fellow new signing Tom Ince and last season’s top scorer Elias Kachunga sealed the deal for the Terriers.

Ince’s strike was his second consecutive goal in pre-season as the midfielder, priced at 6.0 and owned by 2.5% of Fantasy Premier League managers, enjoyed another rise in stock.

Midfielder Kachunga – scorer of 12 goals in the Championship campaign – remains on the radar after his converted spot-kick.

His 6.0 price tag in midfield could prove tempting in light of Huddersfield’s kind opening run (pal, NEW, SOT, wham, LEI, bur). However, he is unlikely to take penalty duties from Australian Aaron Mooy, who missed out on Sunday with his pre-season break extended following participation in the Confederations Cup.

Terriers coach David Wagner employed his standard 4-2-3-1 formation, but the absence of no fewer than nine first-team regulars rather diluted the relevance of the encounter.

Tommy Smith (foot), Jon Gorenc Stankovic (ACL) and Michael Hefele (Achilles) were joined on the sidelines by goalkeeper Joel Coleman (knock), Joe Lolley (groin) and Nahki Wells (ankle).

Mark Hudson, who was on a coaching course, and new signing Mathias Jorgensen, who was attending his sister’s wedding, were also unavailable.

Collin Quaner recovered from a knock to make a second-half appearance and set up Ince’s goal, while left-back Scott Malone drew the foul that led to Kachunga’s penalty conversion.

Huddersfield Town XI to 60 minutes: Lossl; Lowe, Schindler, Cranie, Scannell; Billing, D Williams; Bunn, Palmer, van La Parra; Mounie.

Huddersfield Town XI after 60 minutes: Schofield; Malone, Schindler (Edmonds-Green 75), Cranie (Kane 75), J Williams; Whitehead, Payne (Hogg 75); Ince, Kachunga, Quaner; Depoitre.
Sub Not Used: O’Brien.

A reminder that all the friendly results and key Scout Notes are being captured here, in our Pre-Season Guide.

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  1. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Serge Aurier to Man United.
    Decent price?

    1. Waxys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Rip to Valencia owners

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 8 days ago

        This

    2. Boris- Salahmon Islands FTW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      This would be a very good signing, but would he really leave PSG?

  2. alfoir
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Forster (Elliot)
    Lindelof, Tripper, Cedric, ???, (Rosenior)
    Eriksen, Willian, ???, (RLC, Carroll)
    Kane, Lukaku, ???

    A. Alonso, Ramsey, Gayle + 1m
    B. Yedlin, 6.5m (Ritchie + 0.5?), Laca
    C. Something else

    1. Boere Mafia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

      OR

      C
      Elliot -> Fabianski / Begovic
      ???/Rosenoir -> Dunk/Milner
      Eriksen - > Ramsey (Think if you have Kane you are covered)
      ??? - > Redmond
      Lacazette

      Think my budget math checks out

  3. SpagBol
    4 months, 8 days ago

    RMT please,

    Foster (Myhill)
    Milner, Cedric, Daniels (Dunk, Rangel)
    De-Bruyne, Alli, Willian, Lanzini (Carroll or RLC)
    Lukaku, Lacazette, Vokes

    Cheers

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Milner good if not rotated
      Dunk good in Championship but PL?
      Lanzini wait until fixtures improve.
      Better than Vokes around.
      6/10

      1. SpagBol
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Who would be 2 good replacements for Vokes and Lanzini then?
        Interested in your thoughts...

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 8 days ago

          Example: Gayle/King and Phillips/Fraser/Redmond/Tadic/Ramsey

  4. Barry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Jesus or Laca?

    1. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Consider both after week 1

  5. Phil_B_Football_Manager
    4 months, 8 days ago

    How likely is Willian to start in Hazards absence?

    I have Zaha in my thoughts but leaves me without a Chelsea player considering they dont have the worst fixtures?

    Thoughts????

    My other Dilemma is Aguero or Kane?

    1. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Willian good for the first 3/4 games.

      I'm going Kane and Sane for a bit of city cover

      1. Phil_B_Football_Manager
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Was considering Sane but with citys squad depth its difficult to tell whether he will start?

        1. Dare2Zlatan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Im worried about Sane's minutes now myself... might have to re-jig my team to get KDB ... hes surely nailed on right?

          1. Phil_B_Football_Manager
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I would say of all City midfielders hes the most nailed on

  6. Dare2Zlatan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Is there a budget in the draft league? Seems like it's just gonna be first up best dressed...

    1. scootadee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No budget

      1. Dare2Zlatan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 8 days ago

        Savage!

  7. rivercityransom
    4 months, 8 days ago

    what happened to az's hot topic? i can't find it anymore.

    1. Waxys
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Controversy with his money laundering scheme or charging for entry in a league and he gets frrr entry or something idk i wasn't paying att rtikm

  8. jimmy.floyd
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Forster 4.0
    Trippier Lindelof Bertrand Yedlin 4.0
    Knockaert/Ritchie Zaha KDB Pedro 4.5
    Kane Lukaku Austin/Deeney

    Suggestions?

    1. bmor
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Ritchie.. didn't step up last time with Bournemouth last time in premier league
      Maybe drop one of kane, lukaku, KDB and strengthen midfield a bit

      Looks solid otherwise.

    2. socho
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Looks strong

  9. Waxys
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea have "serious and strong interest" in Sergio Aguero (29), but the striker not for sale. Manchester City don't sell players they don't want to sell. [Sky Sports]

    1. diesel001
      4 months, 8 days ago

      He will go IMO. The merry-go-round is about to start:

      1) Aguero to Chelsea
      2) Sanchez to City
      3) Lemar to Arsenal
      4) Costa to ?????

  10. Fanta sea
    4 months, 8 days ago

    RMT Please:

    Forster - (Elliot)

    Trippier - Lindelof - Cedric - Dawson - (Mee)

    Coutinho - Lanzini - Sane - (Capoue) - (Loftus Cheek)

    Kane - Lukaku - Gabbiadini

    Let me know if you would change anything or let me know if there's some players that should be essential. Thanks.

    1. bmor
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Not sure about Sane. Low point haul last season.

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Gayle ?

    3. socho
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Capoue is a good pick

  11. bmor
    4 months, 8 days ago

    forster, foster
    cedric, ottamdi, trippier, lindelof (rangel)
    coutinio, ramsey, willian, ali, (mcarthur)
    lakaku, lacazette, rodriguez

    Any opinion very much appreciated. Thanks

    1. bmor
      4 months, 8 days ago

      thinking of replacing lacazette with Jesus. concerned about competition with Aguero. Any views?

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 8 days ago

        I won't have Kun or Jesus until I see who's playing first.

  12. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Will coutinho be subbed off early this year in games like he was last season. I really like him, but not sure about him for this reason.

    1. Belalugozi78 -
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      No, he is their main man. He may be protected only if Liverpool will have any problems with CL qualifiers, but frankly I doubt.

  13. TH 14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    RMT out of 10

    Foster / Myhill
    Lindelof / Bertrand / Cedric / Lascelles / Long
    KDB / Pedro / Ramsey / Zaha / RLC
    Kane / Lukaku / Gayle

    1. Belalugozi78 -
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      Good although I wouldn't want 2 x 4,0 players in my team and probably downgrade Pedro to Willian and invest in defense.

    2. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      9. Like it alot reckon Gayle will be a real punt.

      I would fit in willian over Ramsey, just personal choice tho.

  14. Belalugozi78 -
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Which option is better:

    A. Alli, KDB, Lacazette and 4,5 fwd
    B. Kane, Jesus, Ramsey, 4,5 mid (potentially RLC or McArthur)

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      A.

  15. The Mighty Whites
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Foster / Myhill

    Trippier / Lindelof / Cedric / Yedlin / Simpson

    KDB / Pedro / Ramsey / Tadic / RLC

    Kane / Lukaku / 6.5

  16. quayle99
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Forster
    David Luiz, McAuley, Daniels, Monreal
    Ali, Ramsey, Pogba
    Lukakku, Lakazette, Rooney

    bench: Fabianski, Rangel, Loftus-Cheek, Redmond

    Thoughts? Anyone you would change? and best captain choice?

    Thanks!

  17. CoolBeans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    Hi guys. First post in ages! Team is starting to shape up but have two small questions/concerns.

    Pedro vs Alonso? Can only have one for Chelsea coverage, who do we think comes out with more points in the first six GWs?

    Firmino vs Coutinho? Same as above. Are people put off with Firmino's reclassification this year? At 8.5 I feel he offers great value in our front three!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 8 days ago

      2nd one - I rate Cout, personally.

      1st one - this Bakayoko looks like he's going to team up with Kante and properly shut the door, so we can expect a lot of clean sheets. However, he's out for the first month, so I'm holding off on Chelsea defenders until Baka + Haz are back and fixtures turn. In that period Pedro should be fine (altho Willian is cheaper)

  18. Pigeon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 8 days ago

    I know everyone is changing things around but I swear this year I'm finding it really difficult to pick a good midfield lol. I can never fit KDB and I'm usually left with Tadic to fill not that he's a bad option but still..

    1. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      if I knew Sane would start id be sorted

      1. Pigeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Exactly, would make my life so much easier

  19. discobiscuits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Would really appreciate your thoughts on this one:

    Forster (foster)
    Lindelof Milner Cedric (Rangel Daniels)
    Countino Fabregas Zaha Willian (Macarthur)
    Lacazette Defoe Lukaku

  20. rberry
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Hey guys, I think I'm getting obsessed with trying to tinker my squad to perfection (ha)

    if you could rate my team, I would really appreciate it:

    Foster
    Bellerin, Trippier, Cedric, Walker
    Willian, Sane, Tadic, Ramsey
    Lukaku, Jesus

    Subs: Myhill, Naughton, Vardy, Loftus-Cheek

  21. UpAndAway
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Has the draft game launched?

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      no ,this week

  22. Irbox
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Kane GOAL (Pen)