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  1. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 7 hours, 55 mins ago

    what did you get overall in the end? The rest of my team was as bad as Jesus, 34 points scored in total! A shambles lol. Thats ok, another example of Lukaku's steady but non explosive scoring. Yeah it was, fair play to them. Kane had to come good eventually and he finally did, although I dare say much of his haul was down to Liverpool shooting themselves in the foot! » Read

  2. Captain Poll - Gameweek 10 18 hours, 28 mins ago

    Rough- Standard FPL. 34 points. Jesus captain, Firmino, Eriksen, Davies, Kolasinac, Jones blanks. Top scoring player got 7 points. Smooth- Draft FPL. 83 points. Sane, Pedro, Ozil, Mahrez, Hazard, Otamendi, Cedric and Lukaku all scored over 5 points. » Read

  3. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 19 hours, 36 mins ago

    Wow. Well that went badly for me, really really badly! » Read

  4. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Cool, thanks and good luck! » Read

  5. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Cheers! I have been reading your earlier articles, but as they have tended to come out on a Saturday recently I'm normally out and about so not really able to comment haha. Yeah lots of different ways to score points this season I feel. Been weekly shifts from defenders scoring big to strikers and now mids. I think ive navigated it quite well so far by having a couple of each, and the right ones aswell, been playing 4-3-3 and eriksen in my team from the start, for example 🙂 what structure have you gone for? I fancy chupo to score this weekend actually! Ive got the option of Jesus, lukaku or Hazard. On Jesus at present due to the unmatchable scoring potential of city. However, lukaku is my vice captain, which could be a factor for the first time this season... » Read

  6. Top 5 Career Hall of Fame - Gameweek 8 Review 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Hey TM, another great review! It's been an interesting season so far hasnt it? Interesting to see sterling so heavily backed now. I had a chance to get him in but went for hazard last week, which cost me a bit. My captaincy picks havent been as good as last season either which is a shame, but i think everyone has suffered with that a bit. Still, its been a good start to the season so far so can't complain too much! How have you found the start? » Read

  7. Scout Notes - Europa League - Thursday 3 days, 16 hours ago

    No worries 🙂 I agree, I think once they have Rose back the balance of the side will be better at Wembley. They've already got the hoodoo off their back of not winning there in the league, the feeling of it being home may slowly start to come, which can only help Kane of course. Can't argue with you on GW11! There aren't any other clear Captaincy options that week either. I think in a way, despite not owning Kane, I wouldn't mind him scoring a goal on Sunday. It would give me the confidence to bring him in and captain him for GW11. » Read

  8. Scout Notes - Europa League - Thursday 3 days, 17 hours ago

    Thanks for your insight regarding Chelsea and Hazard Ruth, its comforting to hear as a Hazard owner! The only query I would have of your post is Liverpool. I think they are certainly capable of attacking, but I am seeing a little more restraint from them this season. They aren't pressing quite as much as they did last year (possibly a by product of more fixtures), and in their last fixture Klopp resisted the urge to overcommitt to trying to win the game, which was grudgingly respected by Mourinho in his post match press conference. Links below. https://statsbomb.com/2017/10/what-has-happened-to-the-klopp-press/ https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/oct/15/jurgen-klopp-tactics-liverpool-manchester-united We could see a similar low scoring scenario play out at the weekend, possibly aided by the effect of Wembley, and by the fact Klopp and Pochetino tend to cancel each other out, as referenced by Jonty above. An early goal for either side will probably open up the game some… » Read

  9. Frisking the Fixtures - Gameweek 9 - The Strong 4 days, 12 hours ago

    Ok, interesting, thank you! Own Elliott already so will probably play him in goal in certain fixtures 🙂 Got Mee aswell, who is my rotation with Wimmer, I guess that could become a 4 way rotation with Lascelles and Dunk, perhaps. I don't need to make this change for another couple of weeks though, so got the luxury of seeing how they look over the next 2. » Read

  10. Frisking the Fixtures - Gameweek 9 - The Strong 4 days, 13 hours ago

    How does it differ to yours, Doos? I was looking at Bournmeouth and Palace as potential defensive options, would you suggest an alternative team perhaps? » Read

  11. Scout Notes - Champions League - Wednesday 4 days, 16 hours ago

    Third striker slot. Not a single goal from King (GW1-2), Chicharito (GW3-5), Firmino (GW6-now). Also that I played my wildcard. Although its gone well since, I don't think the scores have been drastically different to what I would have had without having played it! » Read

  12. The Digest - Gameweek 8 5 days, 11 hours ago

    The "who got the assist" podcast i also listen to. Podcast is different in style to the scoutcast so often offers a different viewpoint, or covers different topics. Its good 🙂 » Read

  13. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 8 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Or go double utd defence as they are amazing at keeping clean sheets and seem to be fixtureproof (assume you have Jones already) » Read

  14. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 8 5 days, 13 hours ago

    I'd probably wait a week or 2, see if he's playing still, and if not switch to a Bournemouth or Palace defender. If you'd rather have a premium option, a Chelsea defender (possibly better from GW14 when fixtures are amazing and Kante should be back) » Read

  15. The Big Numbers - Gameweek 8 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Yes. A mixture of tough home games and tricky away games all the way up to GW17 after GW10. Plus, we're relying on his clean sheets at the moment for points, he's showing little attacking threat for his price. » Read

  16. Scout Notes - Champions League - Tuesday 5 days, 16 hours ago

    In a word, yes. But I think balance and flexability are important in any season, not just this one. The squad balance should cover you against the really bad scores, and the flexability allows you to jump on emerging players without the need for a hit. I think there are certain patterns that are starting to emerge which are useful to us: City: Brilliant in attack and decent in defence. Owning 2 or even 3 of their attacking assets looks a wise investment at this time. Utd: Brilliant in defence, owning a defender(s) or De Gea (or both) is almost a guarenteed 6 points, and they appear fixture proof. Lukaku is great because of his predictability. Captain at home against the poor sides, consider others for away games, and don't expect anything from him against fellow top 6 sides. Liverpool: Very unpredictable. Capable of huge hauls or unfathomable blanks against good and poor sides alike. I think you need to pick one and stick, or not own one at all. GW10 to 18, I think owning one c… » Read

  17. Lineup Lessons - Gameweek 8 - Part Two 6 days, 13 hours ago

    not davies. Rose close to return » Read

  18. Lineup Lessons - Gameweek 8 - Part Two 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Shakespeare sacked. Vardy owners should be happy and hold onto him for now. » Read

  19. Scout Notes - Gameweek 8 - Monday 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I think a discussion on Chelsea would be worthwhile. They have an amazing run of fixtures from now for about 18 weeks, but their form is inconsistent. Are they being affected by Morata and Kante injuries, or are there problems behind the scenes which are more deep rooted? There's a lot of speculation about Conte leaving at the end of the season etc. Therefore, is it wise to own a Chelsea player over this run? If so, who? And is it more sensible to hedge your bets on them by only owning one of their cheaper players, rather than an Alonso, Hazard or Morata? » Read

  20. Scout Notes - Gameweek 8 - Monday 6 days, 18 hours ago

    Rough - Captained Hazard. Smooth - Davies no show bought Tom Carroll off my bench, coinciding with his first attacking returns of the season 🙂 Jesus and Eriksen were notable successes too. 58 scored and into the top 200k now 🙂 » Read