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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  1. Bubz
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sanchez to score 4 goals vs Everton and win the golden boot?

      1. Sims
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Unfortunately Everton a level above hat Leicester defence

          Besides lane will score so ssnchez will need 5 or 6 if not more

        • TooDifficuIt
            1 year, 2 months ago

            seems he's not interested

          • ASAP Rocky
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Hes no Harry Kane

          • Sims
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Asked this a couple of weeks ago will ask again

              Champions trophy starting June 1. Anyone up for the fantasy game? Will create an FFS league if enough people play

            • rnrd
                1 year, 2 months ago

                I am thinking about going differential with Jesus (C)

                City needs to secrure UCL qualification
                Watford are missing players at the back
                Watford could only drop 1 rank if they lose but potentially can raise 3 rank up if they win so prob open game
                Last game for Mazzari so team might be a bit shaken and careless
                City are in good form

                1. Sims
                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    It has all the ingredients for one of those unusal final day scorelines

                2. Gunner Boy
                    1 year, 2 months ago

                    Hazard > Coutinho for a free transfer?

                    Yay or Nay ?

                    1. immi_geez
                        1 year, 2 months ago

                        yup and try to do it with ya eyes shut

                    2. Team Cruel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 year, 2 months ago

                      Mourinho is thought to harbour concerns over Smalling's positional sense. #mufc are willing to listen to offers [james ducker]

                      Any takers? Should go to Watford or Palace or someone else at that level.

                      1. Sims
                          1 year, 2 months ago

                          Would be upgrade for Liverpool

                          1. Team Cruel
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 year, 2 months ago

                            Straight swap for Mane, would strengthen both teams.

                      2. ASAP Rocky
                          1 year, 2 months ago

                          Coutinho or KDB?

                          1. cushendall walls
                              1 year, 2 months ago

                              courtinho as kdb and company only have to play to a draw essentially to stay 3rd

                            • cushendall walls
                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                thus why i consider jesus and his heavy price to free up for sanchez and courtinho

                              • Dosh
                                  1 year, 2 months ago

                                  same dilemma, KdB --> Coutinho ?

                                  1. cushendall walls
                                      1 year, 2 months ago

                                      just so manys guns on city and youll have aguero back possibly kdb is good but its all so convuluted

                                • HD7
                                    1 year, 2 months ago

                                    If I have King and Albrighton, the later is to be benched. Consesus right?

                                    1. cushendall walls
                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                        yes king is the one man team on bournemouth much more likely to score higher

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

                                      A Kane-Jesus-Rashford frontline will be all the craze next year.

                                      1. Bubz
                                          1 year, 2 months ago

                                          Yeah can see that being pretty good

                                        • Sims
                                            1 year, 2 months ago

                                            Not if mourinho is sill there

                                            1. cushendall walls
                                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                                not rashford, possible lukookoo

                                            2. Lawrø ⭐
                                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                                Why Rashford? 😆

                                            3. HD7
                                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                                A) Cech
                                                Alonso Kompany Yoshi Stephens
                                                Sanchez King Alli Coutinho
                                                Jesus Kane
                                                Subs Pickford Gabbi Albrighton Smith

                                                B) or I do -4 Gabbi to Giroud and play 3-4-3 with Stephens being benched?

                                                1. cushendall walls
                                                    1 year, 2 months ago

                                                    not sure of the saints chances for a clean sheet its all wild wild west mid table

                                                  • Sterling Chap
                                                      1 year, 2 months ago

                                                      Depends where you are in your ML I reckon. The Giroud move is rolling the dice, but can see it paying off

                                                  • Bubz
                                                      1 year, 2 months ago

                                                      Starting to think that the best chances of high scores are in the games that have nothing on them (see Spurs 6-1, Chelsea 4-3 etc) than the Liverpool and Arsenal games. Arsenal for example might get ahead and shut up shop. Can see an absolute mauling of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge tbh

                                                      1. Sterling Chap
                                                          1 year, 2 months ago

                                                          Think there has to be a motivating factor. With Spurs it was about Harry Kane and his Golden Boot, for Chelsea it was about maintaining their great run and players proving themselves for the cup final. Just my thoughts 🙂

                                                      2. Alonso14
                                                          1 year, 2 months ago

                                                          £270 at stake here..........who wins

                                                          Me

                                                          mig

                                                          bailly, kompany, monreal, stevens

                                                          coutinho, sanchez, king, pedro

                                                          costa, jesus

                                                          Him

                                                          cech

                                                          holding, kompany, fuchs

                                                          eriksson, sanchez, de bruyne, king

                                                          kane, jesus, gab

                                                          ps I have triple capo

                                                          1. immi_geez
                                                              1 year, 2 months ago

                                                              You need to get Kane somehow.......Pedro/Costa might not feature

                                                              1. Alonso14
                                                                  1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                  will cost me 4 points thou

                                                              2. Sal76sal
                                                                  1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                  Firstly U need kane!

                                                              3. Sims
                                                                  1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                  Yoshida Holding Friend Maguire Holgate

                                                                  Anyone with a cheaper defence?

                                                                  The problem is I holding is the only one I expect cleaning from. Will start yoshida too. What about the 3rd player? Nothing in the bank what to do?

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

                                                                    Maguire for goal threat and home advantage I guess.

                                                                    1. Sims
                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                        Unlikely to start though

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

                                                                          Ahh sorry, didn't realise he was a doubt!

                                                                    2. immi_geez
                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                        How about Swansea defenders?

                                                                        Fernandez is 4.2....Swap Friend for him

                                                                    3. buzzkill
                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                        Is anyone good at working out transfer based on ITB and TV?

                                                                        This is my rival's team;

                                                                        Courtois - Jak
                                                                        Cahill - Stephens - Valencia - McAuley - Maguire
                                                                        Fletcher - Alli - DeBruyne - Sane - Eriksen
                                                                        Jesus - Rashford - Costa

                                                                        Last night his team value was 102.6
                                                                        In the bank £0.3

                                                                        He's made his transfer
                                                                        Team value is now 102.4
                                                                        In the bank £0.3

                                                                        My lead is 20 points which isn't comfortable enough for me, especially when I'm considering a -4 to cover Jesus and potentially Coutinho which he might have done, I just can't work it out.

                                                                        1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                            1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                            Eriksen to Cout I would guess he's done. Did he buy him recently enough to only make 0.1ml (check transfer history)? If so Eriksen........

                                                                            1. buzzkill
                                                                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                He bought Eriksen at 8.9 only last week for the DGW, price has stayed the same.

                                                                                1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                    1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                    OK. He's basically bought someone whose PP is equal to the SP of the player he sold where, the SP includes 0.2 profit.

                                                                                2. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                    1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                    0.2***

                                                                                3. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                    1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                    Although...As the ITB didn't change, the player he bought must have been the same price as one of the team's selling prices minus, 0.2ml profit.

                                                                                  • Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                      1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                      Alli was 9.2 yesterday but is 9.1 today. To have swapped him to Cout at 8.6 would require him to have paid 8.8 for Alli. I doubt he's just changed him?

                                                                                      1. buzzkill
                                                                                          1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                          No he's had Alli since GW17 when he was 8.1

                                                                                      2. minus-four
                                                                                          1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                          Give me the link to his team and I'll find it for you

                                                                                          1. buzzkill
                                                                                              1 year, 1 month ago

                                                                                              Thank you so much
                                                                                              https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/6327

                                                                                        • cushendall walls
                                                                                            1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                            how if you dare can you leave sterling in? with a clear conscience..

                                                                                            1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                by benching him...

                                                                                              • Sterling Chap
                                                                                                  1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Who?

                                                                                              • ZoumasBloomers
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                Joel Pereira, Kieran O'Hara, Demetri Mitchell, Josh Harrop, Angel Gomes, Scott McTominay. Tomothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe

                                                                                                All essential? Big points hits?

                                                                                              • Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                                  1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Chelsea FC‏Verified account @ChelseaFC 1m1 minute ago
                                                                                                  More
                                                                                                  Antonio Conte wants to keep it a surprise whether John Terry will start Sunday's game. #CFC

                                                                                                  1. Eden ACCOUNT CLOSED
                                                                                                      1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                      David Luiz owners just cringed worldwide.

                                                                                                    • buzzkill
                                                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        more from their Twitter if it helps anyone

                                                                                                        Conte says on Sunday there are two targets - to try to win 30 league games and to help Courtois to win the Golden Glove.

                                                                                                    • Sterling Chap
                                                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        186 points and just outside the top 2k. A good innings. Didn't expect it ti go so well, so real happy!

                                                                                                      • Rash
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        IF JT does start who do we think misses out? im preying its luiz

                                                                                                      • jzee
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                        i'm chasing, 16 points behind in my mini league. Leader has Haz. Would you ...

                                                                                                        a) Haz & JWP - Cout & Pedro / Fab (-4 bench Gabbi)

                                                                                                        or

                                                                                                        b) Haz & Gabbi - Cout & Giroud (-4)

                                                                                                        or

                                                                                                        c) Gabbi - Llorente (no hit)

                                                                                                        cheers lads

                                                                                                      • Olly002
                                                                                                          1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          Can I just say again how brilliant it was to TC Kane?

                                                                                                          1. immi_geez
                                                                                                              1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                              you Sir are a legend

                                                                                                          2. COLLIN QUANER
                                                                                                              1 year, 2 months ago

                                                                                                              GTG?

                                                                                                              Courtios

                                                                                                              Davies Matip Alonso Stephens

                                                                                                              Cout (C) Sanchez Pedro Sane

                                                                                                              Kane Jesus

                                                                                                              0.7 itb, tempted to upgrade Stephens.. Chasing a 50 point lead