Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Wednesday

The festive fixture list finally draws to its conclusion this evening as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lane at 8pm.

Four of the top seven captains for Gameweek 20 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku – have already found the net earlier in the week.

The remaining three, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane, have it all to do, then, with Costa the most popular of that trio – 11.6% have backed the Spain international, compared to Hazard (4.7%) and Kane’s 2.8%.

Costa, certainly, has been the more impressive of the Chelsea pair on his travels – the Spain international has scored eight away goals compared to Hazard’s two.

Yet the league leaders won’t have it easy – Spurs boast the tightest home defence in the top-flight, with just five goals against in front of their own fans.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been similarly resilient, conceding just one goal in six away matches since Antonio Conte switched to a 3-4-3 set-up.

Nonetheless, many Fantasy managers will be keeping a keen eye on Kane along with Deli Alli and Christian Eriksen, with the fixtures set to smile kindly on Spurs from Gameweek 21 onwards.

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  1. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm here....

        1. Les Bleus
            1 year, 3 months ago

            😀

    1. Martial-Mathers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Costa Hazard and Alonso.

      Do us proud.

      1. fatherted
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Not Hazard, but Ali and Kane please.

      2. Les Bleus
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Goal fest please

        • Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Let's go Kalli!

          1. fatherted
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Haha...yes please.

          2. melvinmbabazi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 year, 3 months ago

            What to do this week? 1FT, 2.2 ITB

            Courtois | Pickford
            Jones | Holebas | McAuley | Pieters | Amat
            Hazard | Sanchez | Lallana | Phillips | de Roon
            Ibra | Costa I Carroll

            Cheers

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 year, 3 months ago

              Save it

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

            The way i look at the Kun debate is - price. He is not worth the money. A great player who will score goals, but not as good at scoring FPL Points as when Pelligrini was on charge, and certainly not worth tieing up 13m of budget.

            If Ronaldo was in FPL, but priced at 25.0m, would he be an absolute goal machine? Yes. Would he be in your FPL team? No

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

              Original

            2. It's gonna Ben Mee
                1 year, 3 months ago

                I'll remind you of this by his third consecutive double digit haul 😉

                1. sshultan
                    1 year, 3 months ago

                    Thats fine as long as you also remember his blanks!

                    1. It's gonna Ben Mee
                        1 year, 3 months ago

                        I won't have him then

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 year, 3 months ago

                      If Pep stopped rotating him & he hit form then he would be worth his price tag... Just don't think it'll happen personally. His usual hamstring/ankle/knee knack is also long overdue imo

                  • JustPark
                      1 year, 3 months ago

                      How much Cristiano back in the day?

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

                        He was 14.0m in his last year i think, but he was actually worth it, got in 260+ points or more IIRC

                        1. sshultan
                            1 year, 3 months ago

                            Ronaldo was worth it, always started, could leave the armband on him.week in week out knowing you'd get returns

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

                              The good old days! He was a great FPL player... suarez the same...

                              1. diesel001
                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                  Henry, Ronaldo, Suarez.....

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

                                    All worth their price tags & essential... This year's Kun just not at that level unfortunately.

                        2. Robe Wan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 year, 3 months ago

                          Meh don't buy him then. Enjoy the weeks he gets 4 goals and two assist

                          1. sshultan
                              1 year, 3 months ago

                              & you enjoy the weeks where he doesnt even starts or gets you a minus score

                            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 year, 3 months ago

                              The funny thing is - even if Kun DID score 4 goals and 2 assists in his next match... He would still be behind Lukaku, Defoe, Costa & Ibra... All of whom are waaay cheaper & not gettng rotated, sent off, dropped, asked to play as a defensive midfielder or having to deal with the maniac that is Pep Guardiola.

                        3. Teahupo'o
                            1 year, 3 months ago

                            For our brethren on this side of the Atlantic, we once again get Phil Neville doing color commentary.

                            NBC has done a great job with everything PL related and enjoy just about everyone, but I cannot stand Phil Neville. He really grinds my gears. Always commentates as if he's telling you a secret. Nevermind the fact that he was such a crap player and now decides to spend 95% of the time criticizing everyone in sight.

                            1. Jafooli
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 year, 3 months ago

                              Agreed 100% - try's to sound really knowledgable and interesting, just comes across as a goose.

                              1. Jafooli
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                The issue is, when he first started as a commentator he was slammed as be dull as f**k. I mean super dull.

                                So he got sent on some training course to sound more exciting and basically more like his brother. Problem is it hasn't worked.

                                They should just bin him. I listen with the sound down.

                                1. Teahupo'o
                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                    Wow, didn't know he trained for this.

                                    A layer of annoyance on top of the dull. What a combo. Also add "just" as a word spoken every other second.

                                    Hard to bring myself to turn down the volume for derbies, but he just might force my hand (err.. or ear/brain).

                              2. Funkyav
                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                  i have zero sympathy

                                  we get robbie savage

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

                                And it's live!!

                                1. Les Bleus
                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                    "But first, let's show you about gambling"

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

                                      If i see that Bet365 eejit one more time...

                                  • diesel001
                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                      Annoying - I know it's live.

                                  • Hooky
                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                      Come on Harry. You owe me a haul after I stupidly benched you against Chelsea when you destroyed them before!

                                    • denial
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                      COYS

                                      1. CptCrunch OF FASHANU ZEALAN…
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                        Sods?

                                    • diesel001
                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                        Martin Tyler: "..and it's live!"

                                        Never used to notice this, but now starting to annoy me.

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

                                          The amount of online betting ads they squeeze into coverage now is also frustrating... A ticking timebomb gambling epidemic in progress

                                        2. Funkyav
                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                            i watched an advert for all the sport on Sky this year. They have lost so much to BT sport. Even the Ashes now I notice

                                            1. diesel001
                                                1 year, 3 months ago

                                                Yep. Quite liking it though - never liked Sky's dominance.

                                                1. Funkyav
                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    abosolutely my point was more that Sky are not what they were, the fact that they have not reduced the price for sports is a disgrace although not unsurprising.

                                            2. Jafooli
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                              Gonna be a red card here.....

                                              1. diesel001
                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                  Cagey game? Could be up to the full backs to create the chances

                                                  1. Jafooli
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    Should be, hope so 😀

                                              2. Les Bleus
                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                  Haz close!

                                                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                  Bad miss hazard

                                                  1. Les Bleus
                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                      Gotta be faster than that 😉

                                                    • Martial-Mathers
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                      Hard technique

                                                  2. Martial-Mathers
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    Hazard had more time!

                                                  3. Team Cruel
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                    Hazard shocking miss

                                                    1. Aston-villain
                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        ? Hardly shocking

                                                    2. diesel001
                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                        Hazard.....close

                                                      • Aston-villain
                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                          Can anyone tell me what % of players have both Costa and Hazard?

                                                        • Hybrid.power
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                          Come on hazarrrr

                                                        • sshultan
                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                            Would have been a nice start with hazard!

                                                          • Leaf
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                            Come on you ref

                                                          • OT
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                            What a ball Matic

                                                          • Team Cruel
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            1 year, 3 months ago

                                                            Azpi deserves red

                                                          • Lizard Lips
                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                              Time to bin Hazard. Too expensive and not the player he was.

                                                              1. Lizard Lips
                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                  Old Hazard brings that down and slots it away.

                                                                  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                    Looked like he panicked

                                                                    Very poor

                                                                • Sjaugen
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                  Might quote this laters

                                                                • Guru Mediation
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                  He's an awesome player, just not as much so in fpl terms. Especially with all the other expensive assets killing it atm

                                                                  1. Lizard Lips
                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                      Very true.

                                                                  2. walkman666
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                    He also has Hull at home in two weeks....not sure I would sell him before that.

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

                                                                    If you got in at 9.9m it's worth waiting on him imo, he had a quiet spell earlier in year as well but recovered

                                                                • Numb
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                  Hazard really off form lately.

                                                                  1. Robe Wan
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                    Not really

                                                                    He was spectacular game before last

                                                                • diesel001
                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                    Loving Kante's work so far in this game.

                                                                    1. Jafooli
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                      Great player.....

                                                                  • KJT123
                                                                      1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                      Nyom not called up to Cameroon squad! 😀

                                                                      1. Arctic Monkeys
                                                                          1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                          Brunt 😀

                                                                          1. KJT123
                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              Can't afford with such an elite Mid/Fwd

                                                                          2. squits
                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              Great for Brunt attacking potential!

                                                                          3. Anderson8
                                                                              1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                              Not seen Francis red card. Anyone who has done, might there be a chance its overturned like feghoulis?

                                                                              1. Les Bleus
                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Nope. Don't think so IMO.

                                                                                • Kiwivillan
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                  I thought it was extremely harsh. Ramsay falls into him because of attention of player behind. It looks worse than it was

                                                                                • squits
                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    He went in with both feet scissors. wasn't much contact but could much more of a red than Feg's IMO

                                                                                  • Kiwivillan
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    Shouldn't have been red

                                                                                • Jafooli
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Dembele Theory revisited.....

                                                                                  1. Jimmers
                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    What about the Trippier theory?

                                                                                • sshultan
                                                                                    1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                    Are rose & walker playing as wing backs?

                                                                                    1. It's gonna Ben Mee
                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                        Yes

                                                                                      • Kiwivillan
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        1 year, 3 months ago

                                                                                        Looks like it based on formation