Opinion

The Knee Jerk – Gameweek 1 – Saturday

A classic knee jerk in the making, Mohamed Salah owners were already fidgeting by half-time at Vicarage Road.

Fresh from four goals in pre-season, he had endured an inauspicious start to life back in the Premier League. A toe-poked skyward effort when through on goal, packaged up with several over miscues and errant first touches totalled a miserable first 45 minutes for Salah.

In contrast, Sadio Mane had sparkled and smartly converted Emre Can’s flick to peg back a plucky first half Watford showing.

Shifted to the left flank by Salah’s arrival, it looked as though Mane had adjusted to already demonstrate that he was back as the go-to guy among the opulence in Liverpool’s attack.

But things were to turn dramatically.

Just through sheer pace and endeavour, Salah first won a penalty via Heurelho Gomes’ clumsy telescopic arms and then sprinted to convert Roberto Firmino’s chipped effort from two yards out.

He ended on 11 points and was quickly installed as the top transfer target from those in action on the day.

He tallied five shots, all in the penalty area and eight touches in the box – more than any other midfielder in Gameweek 1 so far. Just as we expected, the statistics are Salah’s friend and will likely reinforce his case throughout the season.

Mane, who picked up a booking, was left trailing and, on today’s evidence, will clearly have his work cut out to justify his billing as the most expensive option in Jurgen Klopp’s armoury.

Owned by 23.5% to Salah’s 23.3%, that narrow gap is closing as Philippe Coutinho owners bail out, turning to the Egyptian as their replacement.

It is, of course, early days and it’s back at Anfield where Mane has previously been so potent.

Nine of his 13 goals arrived on Merseyside last season and he will have Crystal Palace in his sights for Gameweek 2.

Firmino also deserves our recognition. With Klopp relegating James Milner to his bench, the Brazilian was again on penalty duties and expertly converted following Salah’s tumble.

With the assist to follow, Firmino waltzed his way to the maximum bonus points, already benefiting from his new classification as a forward.

If Milner is to remain out of favour – presumably now discounted as a left-back – then Firmino will surely prosper.

Liverpool won eight penalties last season, with all but one converted by Milner. Firmino scored 11 goals regardless.

We have no reason to expect that Liverpool’s penalty count will regress. Indeed, with Salah adding his pace to Mane’s bursts, there’s every chance it will be maintained or even increased.

The conclusion is that Firmino’s stock is on the rise and that suddenly, Mane is in danger of slipping further down our Liverpool attack pecking order.

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

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  1. ludaslol
    3 months, 11 days ago

    how did Gabbi really look? Will Austin start or does he atleast earn one more start?

    1. thepeen555
      3 months, 11 days ago

      They are going to blank through the season all teams probably will - don't worry about it

      1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        *They are going to blank often through the season ... 😉

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

          How you feeling today Doos? Terrible luck on your capt punt

        2. thepeen555
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Lol

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

      I guess the saving grace is Austin didn't score when he came on. Southampton on the whole created plenty. I don't think it's impossible for them both to start next week.

      First whiff of Gabbi being left out though and will have to ship, but for now am keeping.

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

      5 goal attempts, 4 in the box, no striker has yet had more on either of those.

    4. Pork Pie Sausage Roll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Don't get rid yet. In fact don't spend your FT at all this week (barring injuries/suspensions). 1 week is too small a sample size to draw any meaningful conclusion from

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

        This.

  2. Agger ⭐
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Kyle Walker's heat map last night. He may as well be a right-forward.

    (Scroll down to number 4)
    http://www.squawka.com/news/kyle-walker-begins-to-repay-his-transfer-fee-five-things-learned-from-brighton-0-2-man-city/979649?amp-on

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

      I was impressed by him, sadly (Spurs fan)

    2. Hairy Potter
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Shame he isn't a very good crosser or doesn't score often.

    3. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No different from his Spurs days 😆

    4. VS10_ - Messidonia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It's a bit deceiving. So often De Bruyne drifted there and instead of crossing (which Walker is quite mediocre at) he just passed it to KDB.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I went Kompany to save 0.5 lol

  3. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Just want to thank all those who advised me to avoid WBA because of their pre season form. I'm now watching all the Hegazi love and think how glad I am that I chose to ignore that advise and doubled up with Foster and Hegazi 😆

    There's a lot to be said about going with your gut instincts, doesn't always pay off, but it's sure nice when it does 😉

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

      I think a lot of people would recommended Brom defence on here. Hence everyone having Foster.

      But yeah good job and hope Hegazi can join McHauley, Dawson and Brunt as FPL immortals.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah they'll recommend WBA now AFTER the event, but I was getting slaughtered because I wanted to go double. Even had a laugh with one of the Mods over it as he was gonna do the same too.

        1. Jonty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Lots been recommending wba defenders all week though.

          Made a point on the scoutcast about avoiding Pulis strikers and going fir the centrebacks instead. They are the real strikers in Pulis teams.

          1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            There has been an army dissing WBA, though, Jonty. And more than a few snide asides. 🙂

            1. Jonty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Lots of differing opinions is good surely?

              As long as they are courteous and backed up with good evidence.

              At the end of the day we are masters of our own destiny - as G Whizz has shown.

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

              To be fair Albion have a tiny squad and some really poor players. Fletcher has gone which doesn't help, and sitting so deep even at home is going to invite goals against. A lack of pace up top means it's hard to get out.

              Obviously threat from set pieces is huge. Brunt will clock up assists this year and I expect someone like Dawson to be second top scorer.

              It's going to a s

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

                ...similar year to last year.

      2. R Whites
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Is he nailed on when Maculey returns?

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

          Of course. I think McAuley is out the door. He's 38!

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

      Same boat. WBA offer consistent defensive returns every year.

      I got lucky with Firmino / Salah tho. Was moments away from Benteke + Mane

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        They were pointing to only 6 CS last year. I'm confident they'll easily get 10+ this year.

        Glad you also chose to go with your gut! I had Firmino, you should read the Liverpool Dugout article and see all the fickle Salah/Fimino owners wanting to transfer him out before the first half had even ended 😆

        #dontpanicmrmannering

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

      I have them both and Dawson.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bet you're happy!!! Nice one Pozzy 😀

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

      Albion will keep it clean against sides which have no penetration but the minute it's any of the top six it'll be a minimum of two conceded.

      Avoid v good attacks.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Maybe, but at those prices with those fixtures to come imo they were definitely worth a punt 😉

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

          Oh yeah.

          Shame I picked Foster + Phillips rather than Foster + Dawson 🙁

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Aww man! You looking at getting Dawson in? I dunno if The Hegmeister is going to keep ol' man McAuley out when he returns.
            People seem to be forgetting where Evans will fit in when he comes back too!

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      All I saw was WBrom getting slated all the way through preseason. "They only got 6 CS last year"... "they will get relegated"... "they don't score goals"... I can't dig the posts out of my history but I said at several times anyone ignoring West Brom is cutting off a valuable source of fantasy points.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

    6. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It is only one game but hegazi looks good. Bournemouth poor in 1st game last year losing 1-0 at West Ham. Foster and Dawson also good picks. Pulis looks for clean sheets first

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        You're right, it's only one game, he's only in there until McAuley is fit again then we'll see what happens. Luckily the Hegmeister helped to right my captain Alonso pick :ouch: 😆

    7. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Most people who comment know the same or less than you. Make informed decisons. Outside the top 8 last season they had the least goals conceded that was always pretty good. Just needed more clean sheets to stop those 1-0s.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Never really look at it like that, always assumed that people would know MORE than me but you're probably right. Same or less. Forget how many times they lost 1-0 last year, but luckily for me Ol' man McAuley was in my team then and weighed in with some crucial goals to help.

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

          I've been a lurker on this site since 2009 and a paying member for the last three or four seasons. It is my impression of this site that those who genuinely know/have some idea are a very small minority.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks, wasn't aware that was the situation tbh as my first year here.
            I'll keep me eye out for that small minority.

            Obviously hindsight is a wonderful thing, and no I would not have bet on him scoring on debut, but those fixtures were very tempting with Pulis' defensive mind it was worth a go.

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

      Also.

      For anyone who missed this gem, WBA have plum rotation with Burnley for their tougher fixtures.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nice! Haven't got any Burnley will monitor them for now, I'm not one for rushing in tbh

    9. Hairy Potter
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Think a lot of people were caught up with getting premium defenders and wingbacks. WBA had a dip in clean sheets last year, but for the price I ended up getting Foster and punting on Hegazi. The latter was mainly as I got cold feet about TAA and wasn't sure if Lowe was nailed.

      In terms of advice on here, there are some posters that I really rate, but I mainly use this as a sounding board. Sometimes there isn't necessarily a right or wrong answer. I got some really good advice about my team on Friday, but I chose to ignore it as I wanted to go with my attacking double ups. After the Spurs game I'll find out how foolish I was with my decision, but it was my decision.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I think that's the sound of the hitting the nail on the head..
        "In terms of advice on here, there are some posters that I really rate, but I mainly use this as a sounding board. Sometimes there isn't necessarily a right or wrong answer. I got some really good advice about my team on Friday, but I chose to ignore it as I wanted to go with my attacking double ups. After the Spurs game I'll find out how foolish I was with my decision, but it was my decision."

        Such a valid point. I think there are too many people on here that ask a question then go with the answer given without any thought themselves, and then when it doesn't pan out how they would like, they come on and moan about getting bad advice.

        Do some research yourself, take the advice given with your own research, and then make your OWN decision. Whether it be right or wrong at least you've then chosen what you consider to be best.

        Hope you've got a big sofa to hide behind when Spurs play later 😆
        Good luck with it all!

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

    Xhaka is 5.5 and is on corners. He takes a good set piece and has the likes of Giroud, Lacazette, and Koscielny to aim at.

    1. Agger ⭐
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He also has the worst temperament of any player I've ever watched so expect plenty of red cards as usual from him.

      1. thepeen555
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

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

        Average 3 reds per season

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

          For the least 3 years at least... he got 9 red cards in the last 3 seasons. And no improvement either, he got 3 reds last season. Right on his average.

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

      Yes

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

      You swapping from Iwobi? I think I'm going Hudds for a bit.

  5. Cash Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    using the fplstatistics website, is there anyway to grasp a trend in a player that should rise 0.2 (not just 0.1) before the next game week?

    Im playing basically to win a mini league and was looking at building my team value.

    very happy with my team, but happy to trade out players who I'm not using to generate value this early on.

    Any advice? Cheers!

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

      fplstatistics is wysiwyg. You just need to monitor unless you are able to code.

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

      Little hard to predict before all matches are played, but Xhaka seems to be a popular pick atm, rising fast and predicted to have (first?) rise tonight.

    3. THFC4LIFE
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Keep an eye on the percentage and number of transfers in/out

  6. Hart Ake
    3 months, 11 days ago

    How did Fraser and Begovic look today? I have both but didn't see the Bournemouth game.

    Thanks, lads.

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

      Didnt see it but sounds like brom were playing air ball and did their best to stop Bournemouth from playing. Heard bego made some good saves to stop Jrod from scoring

      1. Hart Ake
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks for the info.

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

      Hiya was at the game he struggled to get into it as all Bournemouth did was pass around in front of Albion. He pretty much did nowt but he did last the 90.

      As an owner I'll keep for next week but probably sell ahead of GW3.

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

        Gross and Mooy both look tempting to me, but I'm also holding for now.

    3. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Watford at home will be a different game. Expect a clean sheet and Fraser to get some points

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

    Points check? Interested in where we are at GW1

    46 from 7, (C) remains

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

      54, Alli and Davies to go.

    2. Better Call Paul
      3 months, 11 days ago

      42 with Valencia Kane and lukaku (c) left to play

    3. The 12th Man
      3 months, 11 days ago

      42. From 8. Captain to play

      The wife scored 65 from 10 doh

    4. Hurricane Gilbert
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How come scorechecks are always posted by smug users who have got a good score? Completely meaningless

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

        We want our miniutr in the sun

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

        If I have a bad week I don't come on here. If lukaku and Kane score, I'll see you all in September.

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

      65 + lucky (c) / Kane

      Best start I can remember

      1. Better Call Paul
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Well done pal I'm guessing you have saved your FT

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

          Nope. Got Iwobi to deal with...

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

        Great score

    6. There's Always One!
      3 months, 11 days ago

      46 with Alli and Captain lukaku to play

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      55, DDG, Kane & (C)Kaku to play

    8. THFC4LIFE
      3 months, 11 days ago

      26 with De gea Eriksen Kaku(c) left bit of a distaster really

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

        Could recover hugely, Eriksen a bit of a differential around here.

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

      38, Kane + Lukaku(c) to go.

      I got three clean sheets yesterday and that's all that's been good so far. Picked some duds: Phillips (looked unfit), Dann, Fraser, and Gabbi.

      1. Better Call Paul
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I had Fraser also - but think next fixture at home he could produce

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

        I've got Dann too- you see where he should've scored? Tempted to do him to Hegazi...but I know this is a knee-jerk.

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

          Yep Match of the Day was painful.

          The dilemma now is do I play him against that shambles of a Liverpool defence next week or play Lowe v Toon.

      3. THFC4LIFE
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Same had Dann Fraser Gabbi TAA KDB and Jesus all let me down

    10. ☆Khaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      85 thanks to front line of Rooney Kun (C) and Morata ..... oh wait, that was my ML rival. I'm on 32 with Fab as worse player so far.

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

        Ouch! That line up sounds a little casual to me though. You'll pick em off. #keepthefaith

    11. Hairy Potter
      3 months, 11 days ago

      58 with Atsu and Lukaku(c) to go

    12. Old Boots
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      38 from 9, including Jesus (c). Kane and Kaku to go.

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

      47 Lacazette (c)
      DDG, Mkhitaryan, Atsu, Kane remaining

  8. mojoindojo
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Thinking of saving ft. Thoughts?

    Begovic
    Jones Cedric Dawson
    Kdb Salah Willian Alli
    Jesus Laca Gabbi

    Elliot RLC TAA Hunemeir
    0 itb

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

      Monitor Jones of course, but yeah so far so good.

      1. mojoindojo
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thx!

  9. There's Always One!
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Did JWP look any addition yesterday? Tempted to get richie for him

    1. thepeen555
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He looked alright yeah don't knee jerk

      1. There's Always One!
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not a knee jerk. I really wasn't keen on him or Zaha but still ended up with them in my team.

    2. Mike the Knight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I've got him and happy to keep, his stats are pretty decent, especially for the pricetag

    3. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Saints next 4 fixtures mean prime time to get their players in then get rid when it gets tougher

  10. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who would be the best Dann replacement,have Foster,Daniels and Stephens

    1. thepeen555
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Well Daniels also let in a goal if that's what ur worried about - wba won't always keep a cleanie

    2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hegazi, or Dummett.

    3. Uche
      3 months, 11 days ago

      You not got a sub defender to rotate with?

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

      Mee.

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

    Anyone else with the Alli, Eriksen, Kane triple up? Must be someone lurking here

    1. thepeen555
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Probably a few yeah

    2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I have Mané instead of Alli.

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

      Yep bring it on! And lukaku so all my $ tied up today

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

        Good lad. Let the points reign in!

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

          200+ for all 3 seemed a must!

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

    Vardy or Firmino?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Both very good picks imo. Even viable starters to save some cash, alongside Kaku or Kane. Both on pens which is worth anorther 1.0 each

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

        Good point. Firmino appears to have the easier fixtures (based on the tracker) but I have Salah already.

    2. thepeen555
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Both at this rate - but had been 1 game - knee jerk alert

    3. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dunno. I am getting Firmino.

      1. Hurricane Gilbert
        3 months, 11 days ago

        It's tempting for sure. Will give Gabbi at least another game, and then I will look to upgrade him to Firmino.

    4. QPRUTD - BLINDIAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Vardy is more effective against teams who play higher up like ARS, LIV, MCI.
      Firmino more fixture proof imo

    5. The Tinkerman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Firm for now, if Mahrez leaves Vardy will probably get pens, although Slimani might take if he is on the pitch.

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

      IF Firmino stays on pens. He's a banker.

  13. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who is huddersfields most attacking nailed on defender? Thinking of getting one for my Draft.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lowe.. I'm more excited about him than anyone else in my team

      1. Couti & the Bolivia5th
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Me too but I think Smith will be the long term answer to the above

  14. Dare2Zlatan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Mounie as 3rd striker?

    Given last season , pre-season form and fixtures he's hard to ignore right?

    1. Hurricane Gilbert
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Only 1 game but he really looked pivotal. They were constantly aiming at him. I have got Ince instead so hope he will get involved too.

  15. Gaffa914
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I don't have lukaku and I'm scared. If he went mental today would you recommend LUKAKU and RAMSEY in for JESUS and MKHI for a -4??

    1. FantasyNik123
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No. Use a -4 if you're really in trouble.

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

      No way. Keep your head on.

    3. jason2_uk
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Would u do that if mykhi is the one laying it on for kaku to go mental?!

    4. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Mhkitaryan could outscore Lukaku today and Jesus unlucky to to have scored ... definite wait on those... Iv got Luiz in my team... can't see an argument for keeping him... thoughts on a replacement?

      1. Gaffa914
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If trippier is fit I'd bring him in but cedric, Bertrand and Ake are also good options

  16. There's Always One!
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I really hope D Silva can outshine KDB. I'd love that 2m in the bank

    1. Dare2Zlatan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He won't KDB gets his points in hauls ... patience needed if you own him.

  17. Agger ⭐
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Today's prediction's?

    Newcastle 0-0 Spurs
    Man United 3 -0 West Ham

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

      1-3

      2-1

      1. Agger ⭐
        3 months, 11 days ago

        You're being a bit generous on Newcastle there mate 😉

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1-2
      1-1 (but I hope 7-0 🙂 )

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

      My Superbru predictions are:

      Newcastle 0-1 Spurs
      United 2-0 Hammers

      I should point out I've got them all wrong so far.

    4. Better Call Paul
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1-3
      2-0

    5. Rhodes your boat
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1-2
      1-1

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

      The way this season is going? 4-3 and 3-4.

      Probably get 0-0 and 0-0.

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

      1-1 on Tyneside
      2-0 to United

    8. Hairy Potter
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1-1
      2-1

  18. Couti & the Bolivia5th
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Could anyone shed any light on why Milivojevic was taken off at half time? Not sure if he was taken off because of performance (seems anonymous in members stats) or just as a tactical sacrifice

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

      No idea but he was always a terrible pick, nobody ever owned Noble just because he too peno's

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

        *took

      2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        ^^^.

    2. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Well, they were all dreadful, but he looked like a fish out of water.

      They cannot play the system imposed upon them.

      1. Couti & the Bolivia5th
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks both - need those truth bombs in FPL ha! Have 0.5 itb and quite happy with the team but lots of 5.5 mids I'm interested in. Brunt maybe

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

      Tactical I think, he moved RLC back from RF/RW to centre mid didn't he? I guess Mili made way since RLC can drive forward with the ball, and they needed to get on the front foot.

      1. Couti & the Bolivia5th
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Good info thanks - he's gotta go if he's makeweight after 45 mins

  19. Mr Wizard
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What's the odds on TAA and Holding being pulled for the next fixture?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Need to see Tuesday night lineup

  20. There's Always One!
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is Ramsey an option now? Will he start?

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Think he'll become essential if fit

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

      If he starts games I'll consider him, not until then

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

        Yep - straight in for Zaha

  21. Rhodes your boat
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Kdb debate
    (Owner not knee jerking but watching carefully)

    What did everyone think of his role in city's game yesterday?
    To me he seemed to be the deepest lying and often widest of the attacking midfielders and looks like he may be the assister of the assister e.g. Aguero goal
    I've got no doubt he'll still get plenty of goals and assists but jesus looks the much more enticing pick of the city attackers

    1. Agger ⭐
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just give him time.
      If the likes of Alli/Eriksen or Mane/Salah explode then you have an easy downgrade.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah agreed could easily do kdb to salah and get jesus in for firm

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      3 months, 11 days ago

      you're probably right better suited to the Telegraph game since they often award 2 assists

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It's just a pity KDB isn't their penalty taker, that way it would cement him as the best city attacker. As it is, he should still clear the 200 point mark in assists & goals from FK/corners/play. He's probably worth +15 CS points that Jesus & Kun won't get as well which slightly improves things

    4. VS10_ - Messidonia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I only got him because Sanchez was out, the first big name I'm looking to ship unless Jesus gets rotated first.

      1. Dr Van Nostrand
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Me too gonna load up on Pool once tricky Hoffenheim is out of the way

        1. Rhodes your boat
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Hard fixture for a qualifying game

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

      He's overpriced and I only got him because I couldn't afford Jesus or Kun. I even said this last week and I still got him.

      Salah at 1.0 cheaper looks significantly better value given how many shots he got away in the box. It's scary to think what he might get v Palace next week tbh. Hopefully Mané will steal the glory.

    6. The Tinkerman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      For me, he will go in the coming weeks. But it will be the expense of selling one of Kane or Kanu for Jesus, so wanna wait to see who to ditch. I like the idea of Kane and Mkhi, but Kaku and Eriksen also very strong.

    7. Hairy Potter
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He will get steady points over the season, but may not be as explosive as similar priced players from Liverpool or Spurs.

      Personally I thought he was overpriced, so I avoided.

  22. 1justlookin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Ihneacho to Mounie in FPL draft worth it?

    1. Couti & the Bolivia5th
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No way

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

      Nah, Nacho was injured in our final pre season game. That's why he was on the bench. I was surprised he made the squad tbh.

      He will be a starter when fit, he is the future of our strike force.

  23. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    There should be a lot of goals in LPool- Palace game, right? Two terrible defences squaring off, palace should concede at least 2 or 3 & Liverpool at least 1 or 2. Zaha better get his finger out & make a contribution

    1. Rhodes your boat
      3 months, 11 days ago

      That's what I'm hoping as long as it's just firm and zaha getting the goals

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Imagine Firmino gets another penalty... he'd be approaching 20% of last season's total points already - after only 2x games lol

        1. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Think on this: the quality of the 'Pool players is quite a lot higher - and they are used to the system they are playing.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            True, it may not end well for palace

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

            Hence why I'm seriously considering Dann > Hegazi/Lowe this week. Could be carnage.

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

    Danilo out for Cedric? Would have me doubling up on saints defence with Yoshida. Not a bad thing. Plus save 0.5m.

    1. Rhodes your boat
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Can't see any reason to take out Danilo yet

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

      Did you bring in Danilo for one game?

      I've got him too - he's kept a clean sheet for me; couldn't really ask for much more.

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

        Because his place is definitely at risk isn't it? Pretty much did bring him in as a placeholder for Trippier.

        1. jason2_uk
          3 months, 11 days ago

          So why are u transferring to Cedric if he was a placeholder for trippier? Stick your plan until he doesn't play and trip is back

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

      Save FT, Sane won't be starting as a wing back vs. Everton. Danilo will start. They need to actually defend their flanks vs. Everton

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

        Plans go out the window lol.

        Also in my thoughts, Iwobi to Ritchie (observe today) and JRod to Mounie.

        Not doing anything yet, though. So many options!

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

        But isn't Mendy back?

  25. pakornk
    3 months, 11 days ago

    This Quaner dude got an assist? Worth keeping?

    1. luke the elneny enthusiast
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

      1. Dare2Zlatan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        But he's not going to start....

  26. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    For those thinking of shipping Zaha or Alonso.

    http://members.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/my-stats-tables/view/15079/

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

      Both players looked very dangerous in otherwise dodgy team performances

  27. luke the elneny enthusiast
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Milner & Alonso > Valencia & Walker a good move?

    1. Sims
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just miner to walker

    2. RLukaku
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just transfer out Milner

  28. Taribo West on a free
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any playing 4.0 defenders yet?

    1. Lord - Salahmon Islands
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cahill

  29. Sims
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Have kane (c) but was worried about alli and eriksen

    But havin looked at the ownerships I don't mind eriksen getting a few assists as long as they are for Kane

    Alli is the real danger for those with no spurs mids

  30. RLukaku
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Definition of a 'casual' in fantasy football??

    1. Sims
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone who is above u

    2. QPRUTD - BLINDIAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The fellow was OR1 on friday

      1. QPRUTD - BLINDIAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Who was