Scout Notes

The Stock Check – Gameweek 37 – Thursday

The race for the Golden Boot proves decisive in the final fixture of Double Gameweek 37 as Harry Kane runs riot at Leicester City on a night that will live long in FPL folklore.

On the Rise

Harry Kane
Spurs’ title aspirations may have been quashed prior to their first match of Double Gameweek 37, but Harry Kane lacked little motivation in his bid to finish the season as the Premier League’s top scorer once again.

Starting the match two goals behind Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot race, Kane notched four times and supplied an assist in a 6-1 win over Leicester City’s patched-up defence, earning 24 points and taking his overall tally to 31 for Double Gameweek 37 – the highest individual score of 2016/17.

His output sent shockwaves through FPL mini-leagues. Perhaps wary of last year’s capitulation after the Foxes pipped them to the title, only 5.5% opted to captain Kane, with just two of the top 100 FPL managers ahead of Double Gameweek 37 affording him the armband.

That caution was punished as Kane showed just why he’s now regarded as Fantasy royalty with a devastating blitz against Craig Shakespeare’s side. An average of 7.1 points per match sees him leapfrog Alexis Sanchez’s 6.9 as the best on show, with last night’s haul also topping the Chilean’s 27 points for Arsenal’s pair of matches last week.

The bandwagon is now in full flow – Kane is second only to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho for transfers-in over the last 24 hours, with many now looking to hand him the armband for Sunday’s trip to relegated Hull City.

Son Heung-Min
It says everything about Kane’s performance that the South Korean’s two goals and an assist were completely overshadowed.

While Dele Alli mustered just an assist and Christian Eriksen was surprisingly handed the night off, Son flourished in a central role in Pochettino’s 3-4-2-1, ending the evening with 17 points – his first return in five appearances.

An impressive average of 148 minutes per goal is second only to Arsenal’s Sanchez (144 minutes) among FPL midfielders this season, yet Son’s security of pitch-time continues to remain an issue – he’s started just 22 league matches this term, with a further 11 appearances off the bench.

Going by last night’s performance, start number 23 could well be on the cards come Sunday, though a move back to 4-2-3-1 may be the only way to facilitate Son, Eriksen and Alli in the same line-up.

Ben Davies
An assist for Kane’s fourth maintained a fine run of form for the Spurs defender.

Owned by just 5% of FPL managers, Davies has proven a canny differential over the last few months since deputising for the stricken Danny Rose in Gameweek 24.

The Welshman has started each of the last 14 league matches either as a left-back or wing-back, returning three assists and seven clean sheets and creating 21 chances for team-mates – third among defenders over that stretch.

With Rose still stuck on the sidelines, Davies’ ability to provide points at either end could be in profit once again as Spurs make their way to the KCOM.

In Decline

Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli
While Kane and Son ran rings around Leicester’s rearguard, the Dane was surprisingly handed bench-warming duties from start to finish at the King Power.

Eriksen was captained by over 33,000 FPL managers as he looked a secure pick – he’d started 35 of his side’s 36 league matches prior to last night. Yet with his side facing three matches over eight days, Pochettino’s decision to give his playmaker a breather afforded Double Gameweek 37 one final twist.

On the upside, Eriksen’s owners will surely now expect a return to the teamsheet ahead of the Hull encounter and he’s bagged two sets of double-figures in his last three road trips.

Alli was named in the starting XI, but that hasn’t stopped him being the most sold Spurs player in the Gameweek – over 28,000 have now moved him on.

Worryingly for his 33% of FPL owners, Alli’s influence on the Spurs attack seems to be dwindling as the season comes to a close – he’s played a part in just four of the 19 goals his side have scored in their last seven league matches.

With Son making such a convincing case for inclusion and Eriksen rested, the England international could be the one to make way should Tottenham continue with a 3-4-2-1 set-up at the KCOM.

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568 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kloppen Schloppen
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Any reason given for Eriksen's rest last night?

    1. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      I guess we will find out shortly

  2. Jet5605
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Chances of Cahill starting?

    1. willgriggsonfire
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      I think most probably he will.

  3. willgriggsonfire
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Hi all!
    Cech
    Monreal Alonso Yosh
    Eriksen Sanchez Hazard King
    Jesus Kane Gabby
    (Caballero Stephens Kone Capoue)

    1. Do I play AoA? Y/N
    2. Want to get Giroud in, so ship Cech or Monreal?
    3. Keep Hazard? Y/N

    Thanks all!

    1. Going Home
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      AOA - Yes
      Unless Giroud for Gabbi, I wouldn't do either
      Keep if removing would be for a hit, otherwise ship

    2. DJ1000
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      1. N
      2. Cech.
      3. N

    3. willgriggsonfire
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Thanks, yeah, Giroud comes in for Gabbiadini. But yeah, would have to take a hit.
      Any other options other than Giroud in his price bracket?

      1. Going Home
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Cech to Heaton (probably best bet keeper) and Giroud in. But think that will leave you needing a brace to justify the hit

      2. willgriggsonfire
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        No, then I'd have to take two hits, 0 ITB, and yeah, that won't be worth it.
        Just Gabby to Llorente worth a punt?

        1. Going Home
          • 12 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          For -4? Touch and go. Can see Capoue getting something v Citeh - defence hardly their strong suit

        2. willgriggsonfire
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          No, Llorente comes for free.
          Can't see Capoue doing anything honestly.

  4. FPL ZB
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Caba
    Kos Yosh Vert
    King Ndidi Sanchez Eriksen De Bruyne
    (K)ane Jesus

    Cech Stephens Holgate Anichebe

    £0 ITB, 1FT

    Worth holding? Bench transfer?

    1. willgriggsonfire
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      No, gtg.

  5. Zizou
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    currently joint 3rd in mini league chasing an 18&24 point lead, now prob not gonna catch it but my team is

    cab pickford
    alonso yoshida holgate kelly gibbs
    sanchez eriksen alli hazard king
    kane gabbi jesus

    fairly similar teams only they have alli pedro/albrighton to my hazard and eriksen

    currently no coutinho. have 0.1ITB

    any advice

    1. Think
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Alli to Couthino and captain him or captain kane if they don't have him.

    2. willgriggsonfire
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Hold and play 352

    3. JJ.DiDDY The DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      captain whoever they don't have

  6. slamdunk
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Ok so im 27 points behind in my ML,doubt i can come first...is Alonso captain a good shout for abit of fun on the last day?

    1. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      You could easily turn that around. Captain the player with the highest ceiling for points. Not sure that's alonso.

      1. slamdunk
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Teams quite similar,think he will go sanchez or kane imo but could be wrong

      2. willgriggsonfire
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Kane likely to get points.
        Chelsea might concede given their recent form. Go for it only if you think you won't be able to catch them

  7. TwiggsJameson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone for a last week Stanislas punt? Will enable me to get either Sturridge or Jesus in up front.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yes def good shout he may well get a goal Leicester shopping for fun ATM

    2. Going Home
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      For Gabbi and...? Sounds like a goer to me

  8. Ian Davis
    • 14 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Cahill likely to start?

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Don't we think King is a rotation risk? He could be benched if Howe feels he'll leave in the summer and wants to try someone else up top?

    1. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Have been trying that new guy upfront anyway

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Or starts him to put him in the shop window and push his price up.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      You can find a reason why just about any player may or may not start or be benched if you look hard enough

      1. Dreams
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        This.

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        😆 I'm desperate for any of my attackers to not start so I can get in some Pool players.

      3. Going Home
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Correct

    4. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Crazy talk

    5. Kloppen Schloppen
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      I don't think any Bournemouth are rotation risks. He came out and said he'll be playing for the best position on the league yesterday. Which means full strength team. Check scouttweets for source. King plays.

      1. Kloppen Schloppen
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Eddie Howe that is

    6. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Zero chance

      1. Wild Rover
        • 13 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        This. Although I may still sell him for Firmino -4 😉

        1. Sess!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Surely firm too much of a risk with not training all week. Every time I remember that happening this season, the player who hasn't trained, hasn't played.

    7. DJ1000
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Nonsense talk! I am a Bournemouth fan and can categorically say he will start 100%. Howe already said he will hardly make any changes, as a few place up the league can make hell of a difference finance wise.

    8. slamdunk
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      He starts imo...more money the higher they finish

  10. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Best option here?

    A) Eriksen ➡ Coutinho
    B) Gabbiadini ➡ Llorente
    C) KDB Gabbiadini ➡ Siggy Studge -4

    1. Dreams
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      B

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      B

    3. Begbie.
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      B but Origi instead of Llorente imo.

    4. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Losing kdb as part of a -4 is crazy talk

      1. La Roja
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Thought so

      2. Think
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        A & B both for -4

        1. Sess!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Losing eriksen for -4 is equally crazy talk

  11. The Tinkerman
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Gabbi > ???? (FT, 0 ITB)

    I still can't decide between:

    A) Llorente
    B) Origi
    C) Vokes

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      A

    2. Pirlø's Pen
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      A

  12. czechow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Costa to Jesus for a -4?

    Would usually not be worth it but if Costa is rested again...

    1. The Tinkerman
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      No way. Costa is great to own this week, wish I had him.

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 13 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Can't imagine costa being rested. That will be over two weeks without playing before fa cup final

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      He will start and score a brace

    3. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      No chance. If costa starts you'll have insta regret.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        You have Hazard mate?
        What you doing with him?

        1. bring_on _the_fantasy
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Getting rid, I reckon will be rested

        2. Sess!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Waiting to see if Conte gives any hints. I'm really torn. Haz more likely of rest than Costa though.

        3. czechow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Yep - have already factored in Hazard to Coutinho as my FT.

          Will wait for pressers but will keep Costa based on the overwhelming response above!

  13. bring_on _the_fantasy
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    I'm 17pts ahead

    Rival has Son and Kane

    I have Kane

    Should I get in
    A) Son to block
    B) Erikson

    1. Now I'm Panicking
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      A!

      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
        • 13 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Son might be rested though?

        1. Now I'm Panicking
          • 9 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          He'd be rested for both yours and your rivals team though.

          1. bring_on _the_fantasy
            • 13 Years
            7 years, 2 months ago

            True I also have another league I need to worry about. Nightmare being in two leagues fighting for 1st place! My other league I'm 50 clear though

        2. La Roja
          • 12 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Rested for his upcoming holiday at Ipanema beach?

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      A if you're boring

    3. FPL ZB
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Do A, then find out he's swapped Son to Cout or someone else, and then Son is rested and you lose

  14. Now I'm Panicking
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    As a reminder, it is the final of the Frequent Posters Cup this GW between Dingo. (FPL ID 98397) and Karan14 (FPL ID 1206209). The winner will get their membership paid for next season (or an equivalent). Best of luck to both of them 🙂

    http://tyroreports.wixsite.com/ffsfpc2017

    1. Dreams
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Welcome back Jarvish. Don't know who to support. Best of luck both.

  15. Tasyfun
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    A) Koscielny to Clyne
    B) Hazzard to Coutihno
    C) Hazzard+Yoshida to Coutihno+Azpi -4
    Without Chelsea and Liverpool defender, Stephens in team

  16. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Bench 2;

    A) Yoshida
    B) Stephens
    C) Monreal (starting Cech)
    D) Bavies

    1. Sess!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      AB

    2. Kloppen Schloppen
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      BC

  17. Sess!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    What time is Chelsea's press conference?

    1. arndff_
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      NEXT PRESS CONFERENCE: FRIDAY 19 MAY, 1:15PM

      Source: http://www.chelseafc.com/videos/live-press-conference.html

      1. Sess!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Thanks both

    2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      FRIDAY 19 MAY, 1:15PM

  18. Gerd Mueller’s thighs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Lots of questions here, very few answers

    1. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      A imo

    2. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Not seen you answering anything tbf

  19. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Chelsea presser: FRIDAY 19 MAY, 1:15PM

  20. Just Been On Loan
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    My team, 36 points ahead:
    Caballero / Pickford
    Alonso / Monreal / Vertonghen / Stephens / Holgate
    Sanchez / Hazard / King / Eriksen / Pedro
    Kane / Jesus / Anichebe

    Rivals team, TC chip in hand:
    Caballero / Pickford
    Azpi / Mustafi / Walker / Lovren / Smith
    Sterling / Eriksen / Pedro / Siggy / Lanzini
    Costa / Jesus / Welbeck

    On paper, I think I should be safe, however he will make a couple of changes, and can see him trying to bring in Coutinho and Kane, though he only has one FT.

    What to do with my 2FT?
    A) Haz > bench fodder, Anichebe > Costa
    B) Haz > Coutinho, Vertonghen > Matip
    C) Nothing

  21. mcrayeps
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    how to tracking rivals transfer ? Teach me pls

    1. Dreams
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Check his team as soon as the gameweek starts.

    2. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Scroll his team page down and you will find it

    3. mcrayeps
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      i mean his possible current GW transfer (GW 38 now)

      1. Dreams
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        That's not possible.

        1. mcrayeps
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          ah i see

          1. Dreams
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 2 months ago

            Although I can give you a prediction if you want. Link?

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Their team home page will say transfers made and money in the bank.

      Example. My rival had made zero transfer and had 0.5 ITB. A couple of days later i check to see that he had made a transfer and now had 0.8 ITB. Therefore, I can conclude he sold a player to one who cost 0.3 less than the selling value he had for that player. Looking through his team the most likely transfer would appear to be Llorente (6.2) for Gabbiadini (6.5 selling value). A bit of maths and a bit of guess work. It becomes much harder once they do more than a transfer at a time though.

      1. mcrayeps
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        this.. 🙂
        cheers, ill try to do it

        1. Chocolate's Melting
          • 7 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Seems he's made 4 transfers this week. So you are effectively 64 ahead if you take no hits, and he doesn't have TC or any other chips to play. No way to tell what he's done though.

          1. mcrayeps
            • 7 Years
            7 years, 2 months ago

            how to know this???

            1. Dreams
              • 7 Years
              7 years, 2 months ago

              Check it in the main page. It shows below how many gameweek transfers he has made.

  22. Bubz
    • 10 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    All I need is a grey arrow for my best ever rank. Good feeling.

    1. Dreams
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Good luck.

      1. Bubz
        • 10 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Thanks

  23. Earl Hebner
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    100+ points ahead in my minileague (overall 34k) 1 FT, 0.6 ITB and TC chip still to play. Armband was on Sanchez but is now on Kane after last night.
    Alli -> Coutinho
    or
    Sane -> Fabregas (have Hazard)

  24. Moose™
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    40 points off Top 10K. Too far right? 🙁

    1. Bubz
      • 10 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Think so. I'm 38 off top 100 and I've given up hope

      1. Moose™
        • 12 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Top 20K still considered as a good rank?

        1. Toby Lerone
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Of course

        2. Bubz
          • 10 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Yeah pretty solid

    2. HVT
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Logically yes.

  25. Robson-Canoe
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Caballero
    Cahill-Yoshida-Gibbs
    San(C)hez-Coutinho-Alli-Sane-King
    Jesus-Kane

    2.2 ITB 0 FT
    Anything worth a hit or gtg?

    1. lasmons
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Nope. G2G.

  26. rnrd
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    I have the feeling I am going to ship Kosc out and he is going to give Arsenal the 4th spot with a header at the 80th minute

    1. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      They won't get 4th even if they win.

  27. Joey Barton and Friends
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Only some 600 places outside the top 10k. Thinking of Ali and Monreal to KDB and Ward.

    1. Toby Lerone
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Kdb could be a nice differential

    2. slamdunk
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      For a hit?

  28. Toby Lerone
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Hello all some advice required if you could spare some time. I am 23 points behind ML leader, he slipped up and told me he's going to get coutinho in -4.

    He has
    Courtois
    Bailly yoshida vertonghen mcauley*
    Pedro sane sanchez
    Kane Jesus costa
    Bench fodder

    My team
    Caballero
    Vertonghen monreal azpi
    Sane alli king Sanchez haz
    Kane jesus
    Pickford yoshida Stephens anichebe

    Thinking for transfer pints to get some more diffs:

    1) hazard alli Jesus > fabregas kdb sturridge (-4)
    2) haz Jesus > sturridge fab
    3) anything else?

    Thanks

    1. Joey Barton and Friends
      • 13 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      getting rid of Jesus for a hit would be stupid

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Haz is a good differential already...

      Son might be a good differential, and Giroud if you dare

      1. Toby Lerone
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        Will hazard start though? Giroud could be a shout actually

        1. Alexis Nonsense
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          Agree on Haz, he looses up funds too...

          Haz--> Son + Anichebe --> Giroud?

          1. Alexis Nonsense
            • 8 Years
            7 years, 2 months ago

            ah sorry, 3 spurs already...

    3. Toby Lerone
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Well I need a differential to win 250 quid. I was 90 points away 3 game weeks ago so nothing to lose

    4. Alexis Nonsense
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      nr 1) with Fabregas, kdb & Giroud?

      1. Toby Lerone
        • 8 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        I like it. Hoping for a giroud last day bonanza like last year then!

        1. Alexis Nonsense
          • 8 Years
          7 years, 2 months ago

          good luck!

  29. Sess!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    @RobDawsonESPN 7 minutes ago
    Training session underway. Fellaini, Smalling, Pogba and Bailly not taking part.

    @RobDawsonESPN 3 minutes ago
    Pogba has come out now.

    1. La Roja
      • 12 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      lol

  30. La Roja
    • 12 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    What time is Spurs press conference chaps?