Scout Notes

Scout Notes – Gameweek 34 – Monday

Harry Kane and Dele Alli both score twice as Tottenham run riot at the Britannia. The north London side rack up their fourth clean sheet in five to close the gap on Leicester at the top of the table.

Kane and Alli at the double

Tottenham Hotspur closed the gap to five points at the summit of the Premier League with a thumping 4-0 win over Stoke City.

Harry Kane punished over 200,000 Fantasy managers that shipped him out across the previous fortnight, bagging his third brace in five outings. The Lilywhites’ talismanic frontman has amassed five more shots on target (18) than any forward in his last six starts and is leading an attack that’s bagged 13 goals in five matches. With some tempting fixtures to follow (WBA, che, SOU, new), many will now be looking to re-acquire Kane for the run-in.

Similarly, Dele Alli had nearly 100,000 managers lamenting their decision to cash in on a midfielder that delivered attacking returns (three goals, four assists) in five of his last six fixtures. The 6.2-priced England international currently ranks joint-third among all midfielders for total score (162) this campaign, underlining his immense value.

Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela grabbed assists, while Christian Eriksen turned provider for two of the visitors’ strikes. The latter’s Fantasy value is well-documented, but Lamela is also worthy of consideration, given that he’s upped his output (one goal and two assists in two) and has fired seven shots inside the box in his last four starts.

Investors in Spurs’ rearguard profited from their fourth clean sheet in five match-ups. Tottenham next host a West Bromwich Albion outfit that posted three blanks in their past quartet of fixtures, so Mauricio Pochettino’s troops will fancy their chances of securing another shut-out.

Potters battered at the Britannia

Stoke City lay claim to a solitary win in six matches following their second successive heavy defeat.

The Potters shipped 10 goals in their last trio of outings and have mustered one clean sheet in 12, negating the appeal of their defensive assets. At the other end of the pitch, Marko Arnautovic (10 goals five assists) harbours some promise, yet Stoke’s mixed schedule (mci, SUN, cry, WHU) and absence of a double Gameweek diverts attention away from the Austria international. Xherdan Shaqiri is an early doubt for the weekend after he was forced off at the break with a hamstring complaint.

Hibbert steps up Toffees recovery

Tony Hibbert clocked 45 minutes for Everton’s U21 outfit as they ran out 1-0 victors over Manchester City.

With Jagielka and Seamus Coleman both likely to sit out the Merseyside derby, there’s a possibility that Hibbert – at a price of just 3.9 in FPL –could receive a call to action at Anfield. Alternatively, Roberto Martinez might opt to reinstate Leighton Baines (if fit) at left-back and swap Bryan Oviedo onto the opposite flank. Nonetheless, given that Everton have home clashes against Bournemouth and Norwich on either side of their double Gameweek 37, Hibbert could be worth monitoring if the Toffees injury worries in defence fail to improve.

Wilshere scores for Gunners reserves

Jack Wilshere continued his recovery from injury by finding the net in a 2-1 reserve loss to West Brom.

Wilshere could be on course for a return to top-flight at some point before the end of the season, then, after Arsene Wenger confirmed he will need “three or four games” at this level before being considered for the first-team squad. Whilst the upcoming clashes against West Brom and Sunderland look likely to come too soon, the Gunners’ final two home matches, against Norwich and Villa in Gameweeks 36 and 38 respectively, could allow Wenger the chance to hand him some minutes in the centre of the park.

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  1. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Are people shipping Pool players today or waiting until Arsenal WBA is out of the way in case of injuries/suspensions?

    Any price drop prospects?

    1. Nomar
      • 12 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      People will ship out today instead of waiting until the GW is fully over.

      As always.

    2. Costa's Counsellor
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Always leave as late as possible.

      Lukaku to drop very soon, Spurs players rapidly on the rise.

  2. Lizard Lips
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Anyone wondering why they didn't bring in Sturridge or Kane for Lukaku this week knowing Lukaku was likely to be dropped. Chance missed it seems

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Maybe because they cost over a million more and would require a hit...

      Let's not forget Kane had a supposed knock too, and Sturridge is a rotation risk.

      Mr. Hindsight..

    2. Meinhoff
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Because you were hopeful Lukaku will start and you didn't know at that time that Kane and Sturridge will score 10+ pts.

    3. BROOKLYN FREE AGENT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Brought in Pelle (already had Kane). Hasn't paid off yet, but helps gw35.

    4. elkunaguero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      fear of taking hits?

    5. Mahesh_Kumar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      I got Carroll. It was basically a -2 anyway

  3. Prøphet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Everton ‏@Everton 49m49 minutes ago
    Cleverley, Lennon and Baines to be assessed later today. "They're very close," says Roberto. #LIVvEFC

    Everton ‏@Everton 51m51 minutes ago
    Roberto confirms both Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka are out of the derby.

    NOOOOOOO COLEMAN

    1. Hobolicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      I feel you 🙁

    2. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Coleman. ):

  4. Shipstontrev
    • 12 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Is Lukaku out for Defoe a good move? I know Everton have DGW 37 but they are really poor, and Sunderland have everything to play for.

    1. Pierce34
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Defoe has more games than Lukaku from GW35 onwards is another way of looking at it.

      1. Shipstontrev
        • 12 Years
        5 years, 7 months ago

        Cheers!

  5. blind faith
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Just checking what is the average overall ranking for people on this site? I'm a real novice and sitting at 173k. Saw someone earlier on first time at like 8,000. Am I really THAT bad?!

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      My first season I finished 830k, you're beating me 😉

      Just try improve every year 🙂

      1. Prøphet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 7 months ago

        I finished over 2 mil last season!

        (started in gw 15 and played only h2h for cash:D )

        1. Prøphet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 7 months ago

          Basically this is my first season of pure fpl madness to be fair

          1. Irish Madridista ⭐
            • 11 Years
            5 years, 7 months ago

            Crikey, nice debut mate!

            1. Prøphet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 years, 7 months ago

              Haha, well yea i guess. I wrecked my mate in that h2h last year. Was each GW for a few beers and dinner for the overall winner.

    2. VS10_
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      It's not a bad rank for a first timer, but you will improve quickly once you learn the game a bit more.

      1. blind faith
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 7 months ago

        That's the bad thing... this is like my 3rd year...

        1. Shipstontrev
          • 12 Years
          5 years, 7 months ago

          I'm in my tenth year. Doesn't get any easier.

        2. VS10_
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 7 months ago

          Oh, 🙂 You'll still improve, look at my rank history (link in profile)

    3. Cradders
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      My first season was 2012/13 but I never checked it and finished 1,977,208th, skipped a season because I forgot my password then concentrated properly last season and finished 377,038th. Currently 17,345th though so hoping the big improvements continue

    4. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      My first season was a 24k finish which I didn't improve on for a while. Interestingly my latest rank is the same...

    5. Licious Lizard
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Second Real season. Ended up 300-something K last year, but hoping for a top 10 K this year 🙂

  6. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    How does this team look for GW35? (-8)

    Hart
    Moreno Bellerin Simpson Rose
    Alli Sanchez Iwobi Nasri
    Kane Aguero

    subs :DDG Payet Fosu-Mensah Martial

    Will do Coutinho + Vardy + Sakho > Alli + Kane + Rose.

  7. Ashwatts93
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Mignolet (DDG)

    Clyne Bellerin Gabriel Fuchs Dann

    Sanchez Ali Mahrez Barkley Payet

    Martial Lukaku Aguero

    0.4 ITB 2FT

    Thinking of Lukaku to kane then Dann to 4.8 defender which gives me 11 players but that does include clyne and Mig.

    Anyone got any other alternatives? i deffinately want kane back though

    1. grandemessi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Simpson or Cuco Martina are the only options imo. Perhaps Simpson is the safest

  8. grandemessi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    From a 50 to a 15 points lead in my ML so far this GW. Praying for BIG numbers from Coutinho, Sanchez and Martial and perhaps Aguero will be rested, who knows...

    1. VS10_
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      First three should get some points for you (and me), Agüero will unfortunately play for us non-cappers.

  9. Hooky
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    God was having a laugh when Gabby was made. Let's just make his stupidly fast but only give him half a brain and see what happens.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36083746

    1. Irish Madridista ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Some absolute wagons at that club.

      1. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 7 months ago

        Need to send Dorothy in there to lead them all to Oz.

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Can't believe hes 29. Looks 40

    3. Latchmere Wave Machine
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      60k a week. He's laughing at you

  10. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Have asked before, but want more opinions, is it a good idea to bring Firmino in for the remaining PL games? (For Siggy)

  11. thes7s
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    After watching last night's game, I could easily say that Spurs has a better chance landing the PL as long as they keep the mighty no.19 fit. Dembele is a beast.

    1. elkunaguero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      last night also confirmed that in spite of Leciester's achievements, Spurs are the best team in the league... no scrappy 1-0 wins

  12. BigManBakar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    For those who are in awe of the 'angel' song (looking at you lizard lips!), here's another masterpiece...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8uK_mWnbr4

  13. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Best guess % chance of the following starting the second game of this GW?

    1. Cech
    2. Sakho
    3. Milner
    4. Martial
    5. Lukaku

  14. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    21pt bench boost with Robles to play is alright innit?

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      nice, who is on your bench?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 7 months ago

        Robles (3) - Alli (15) - Mahrez (3) - Morgan (0)

        1. Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 7 months ago

          Nice, I'm on 18 but with Robles, Dann and Bolaise it's not likely to increase 🙁

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Ha, just realised apart from Aguero (c) & Smalling my bench boost has got twice as many points as the others in the starting 11 (9 players with 11pts), so actually I'm delighted with bench boost so far...

  15. Adebayor
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Anyone thinking about getting Pelle? I'm scared he'll be rested vs Villa

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      nope, he's about as explosive as a lump of iron.

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      With Rodriguez and Austin back I am going for Defoe instead, he was a sub for a few games in a row about 5 weeks back and that is enough to put me off. Defoe has a 37 DGW and guaranteed start as long as he is fit.

      1. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 7 months ago

        Plus Villa seems like the perfect game to give Jay Rodriguez his first start back from injury, he has had some minutes from the bench already.

  16. The Tinkerman
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Can anyone more knowledgeable than me about Liverpool say how likely Mignolet is to be rested again in 35?

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Seems unlikely IMO, but then I didn't think he would be at the weekend. So what do I know. There seem to be plenty of twitter accounts that can get hold of the liverpool line up/ team news very early.

  17. Latchmere Wave Machine
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Benched upwards of 50 points off Alli this season, absolutely furious with him.

    1. C-Dawgg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 7 months ago

      Is it really him you're angry at?

  18. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Huge risk ignoring Alli & Kane - I sold them for DGW wild card and now have them back ... pretty sure no rotation issued too

  19. GS456
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 7 months ago

    Team is,

    Hart/Darlow
    Simpson, Rojo, Darmian, Bellerin, Sakho
    Sanchez, Coutinho, Payet, Mahrez, Stanislas
    Aguero, Vardy, Lukaku

    Thinking

    Coutinho > Alli
    Lukaku > Kane for a -4

    Good moves?