Scout Notes

Scout Notes – Pre-Season

Debut goals for Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette and Everton’s Wayne Rooney help their new clubs to pre-season wins, while the proposed move of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Goodison Park gathers pace.

Here’s the notes from yesterday’s action.

Sydney FC 0 Arsenal 2

Record signing Alexandre Lacazette marked his Arsenal debut with a goal as the Gunners strolled to victory in Sydney.

The French striker coolly converted Alex Iwobi’s pass after coming on for Danny Welbeck, who had earlier had a penalty saved.

Skipper Per Mertesacker opened the scoring with an early strike in a match dominated by Arsenal, with teenager Reiss Nelson catching the eye at right wing-back in his first senior start for the club.

Significantly, Arsene Wenger stuck with the 3-4-2-1 formation he adopted towards the end of last season, providing further confirmation that this system will be retained.

It meant that another summer recruit, Sead Kolasinac, made his debut on the left of the three-man defence.

The Bosnian international made a number of defensive interceptions and surging forward runs, underlining his suitability to replace Nacho Monreal in that role.

Indeed, Kolasinac’s versatility means that we cannot be certain on Wenger’s plans. While he boasts a stronger end product than Nacho Monreal at wing-back, his strength may yet see him push for a berth in the back three with the Spaniard retained out wide.

It was Lacazette who grabbed the headlines, doing enough in his brief time on the pitch to please the 26.4% of Fantasy managers who have splashed out 10.5 on the striker, with Arsenal’s generous opening schedule (at home at least) helping to justify the outlay.

Handing Lacazeete a central support berth behind fellow sub Olivier Giroud, Wenger was certainly happy with his new man’s debut goal.

“It is important for him to get that (first goal) off his shoulders because you expect to score if you are a striker.”

Arsenal have taken a 25-man squad on their tour of Australia and China, but Alexis Sanchez is not in it. He and Shkodran Mustafi have been given extra time off after the Confederations Cup, with the Chilean still consistently linked with a move away from north London.

Jack Wilshere, the injured Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Wojciech Szczesny have all also been left at home.

Arsenal XI:Cech (Martinez 46); Bielik (Nketiah 68), Mertesacker (Naitland-Miles 68), Kolasinac (Monreal 68); Coquelin (Xhaka 68), Willock (Elneny 68); Nelson (Oxlade-Chamberlain 68), Ozil (Iwobi 68), Walcott (Giroud 68), Bramall (Malen 68); Welbeck (Lacazette 68).

Gor Mahia FC 1 Everton 2

Wayne Rooney’s first start of his second spell at Everton was lit up by a superb long-range strike in Africa.

The forward’s 7.5 price tag in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) has persuaded 17.5% of managers to put him in their early team squads, with his potential for mid-price value seemingly trumping the Toffees’ brutal start to the campaign. Everton faces daunting trips to Chelsea and both Manchester sides, as well as a visit from Spurs, before September is done.

Ademola Lookman, playing out wide as part of a 4-3-2-1 formation, set up Rooney with some smart work on the left and the former Manchester United man, employed as a lone striker, lashed home from outside the area.

Manager Ronald Koeman handed new signing Davy Klaasen his debut, the Dutch international forming a midfield trio with James McCarthy and Morgan Schneiderlin, while Aaron Lennon started on the opposite flank to Lookman.

But that midfield looks almost certain to change again, with reports in the local media suggesting it is only a matter of time before Everton sign Swansea City talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Icelander did not travel with the club as they set off on their US tour, and Swans coach Paul Clement seems resigned to losing their star man.

“We had that situation with Jack Cork. In the summer there was no thought of moving Jack on but it got to a point when another club came in with a really good offer. That might end up being the case with Gylfi. We don’t know yet.”

Koeman changed the entire team for the second half, with new signing Michael Keane coming into the heart of the defence alongside Mo Besic, as Kieran Dowell netted the winner from a Tom Davies pass.

Notably, Jonjoe Kenny claimed the right-back berth for the Toffees in the first-hallf, with Matt Pennington replacing him at the break. Mason Holgate was not included the squad following his England U21 exertions.

New arrivals Jordan Pickford and Sandro Ramirez have also been given extended time off and did not travel to Tanzania, while Ross Barkley – who is injured with a groin problem – was also left at home as a move away from Goodison continues to be on the cards.

Everton XI First half: Stekelenburg; Kenny, Williams, Jagielka, Connolly; Schneiderlin, McCarthy, Klaassen; Lennon, Lookman; Rooney.

Everton XI Second half:Hewelt; Pennington, Baines, Keane, Besic; Barry, Gana, Davies; Dowell, Mirallas; Calvert-Lewin.

A reminder that all the pre-season friendly results and key Scout Notes are being captured here, in our Pre-Season Guide.

1,963 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Reipas
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    No mention of Ramsey... :S I thought he is with the squad but is he injured?

  2. Mesmeric Messi
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Is the fact that Kane has never scored a premier league goal in August put anyone off him?

    1. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      May not get Kane till my first WC, till then I'm rolling with Lukaku + Laca/Jesus

    2. Prokoptas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      I don't think that stat means a thing. He's had a summer of rest for once, and he should be sharp. The bigger issue could be the new stadium, but even that isn't really enough to dissuade me. He scored almost a goal per game last year - he'll come good.

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      It shouldn't. Wembley factor is a possible concern however. Again, I doubt it'll have that much of an impact, but it's possible.

    4. Hobolicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      The difference is he has got well deserved rest this summer.

    5. Big Daddy Sam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      I wasn't intrested in him at the start of last season because he looked so flat in the Euro's, however the way he finished last season, I think he'll start a lot more confidently.

  3. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    My new draft:

    Foster/Elliot
    Trippler/Lindelof/Cedric/Tomkins/Rangel
    Dele/Sane/Wilian/Zaha/RLC
    Kaku/Lacazette/Firmino

    Thoughts ? 😉

    1. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Not bad.

      1. Atimis
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Thanks, I may change something around Zaha Firmino Lindelof, not sure yet

    2. City Road End
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Thinking along the same lines...

      Current draft:

      Foster (Hennesey)
      Trippier/van Arnholt/Bertrand (Hünemeier/Rangel)
      Dele/Sane/Pedro/RLC (Mooy)
      Kaku/Lacazette/Firmino

      Picked for first 3 weeks fixtures, W/C in Gameweek 3/4 once things settle down, particulary for Everton / Liverpool.

  4. Sánchez
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Repost as bottomed as always

    I want to be brave and gamble 10.5 on Jesus but he only got starts when City had nothing left to play for and everyone else was pretty much burnt out from a long season and if I recall correctly, he was on the wing.

    Someone convince me he's worth getting. I keep thinking Silva arrival makes it even less likely he starts now too. 10.5 seems a lot for this risk.

    How will the City attack line up?

    1. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      I don't think Jesus is a gamble at all.

      1. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        So how does the attack look?

        1. Tokyo Rising Sun
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          Jesus will probably start up front most games, and Pep will throw Aguero a few games here and there to keep him happy

          1. A Team Of James McCleans
            • 3 Years
            2 years, 2 days ago

            😆

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Jesus started every game he was fit for.

      I prefer Lacazette *just* for that price however.

      1. Sánchez
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        He played some as sub before getting injury

    3. Prokoptas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Nobody knows - and distrust anyone who says otherwise. I'm not even sure preseason is going to be that useful as a guide, honestly.

      Pep will do what Pep wants to do, which is rotate players in those attacking midfield spots. Of the big names, I think KdB is probably the most nailed for gametime, followed by Jesus. But it's a toss-up right now.

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        This. It's pretty hard for me to pick Aguero, Jesus or Sane for this reason

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          Ive gone for KDB as he seems the safest bet

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      See previous. 🙂

    5. St. Joseph
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      10.5 for RWF?

      I'll skip this time.
      (Jesus big fan last season)

  5. Tokyo Rising Sun
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    How's this draft looking?

    Hennessey
    Kompany / Trippier / Dawson
    Eriksen / Pogba / Sane / Henderson
    Lukaku / Lacazette / Defoe

    Darlow / Romeu / Bruno / Rangel

    Mainly playing the early fixtures, as I'm intending to wildcard around GW4. Henderson a 5.5m placeholder for now till I've thought of someone better.

    1. jon.terry.tfh
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Not sure about the Hennessey pick. Why dont you pick Foster and replace Dawson with a Southampton defender? They kept tons of CS last season

      1. Tokyo Rising Sun
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Palace have a good run of opening fixtures. I like Dawson for his goal threat plus good fixtures too. Southampton could be interesting but I want to see how their new manager is like first

  6. Triggerlips
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Talk of Chadli going to West Ham with Ayew going the other way

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      They can get Chadli and Joe Hart. But they are still missing a striker who can stay fit and deliver 15+ goals a season.

    2. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      I don't care much for Chadli, but if Ayew can replicate his 15/16 form, he'd be a very interesting mid-priced midfield pick

  7. jon.terry.tfh
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Zaha Debryune Coutinho Yoshida(4 4 2)

    or

    Phillips Sane Tadic Lacazzette( 4 3 3)

    Comments? Playing the big 2 up front.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      A with Cedric

  8. Pedro v willian
    Ludo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    With Hazard likely to be injured for the start of the season, there's a lot of interest in Pedro (8m) and Willian (7m) as fantasy prospects, particularly as they play Burnley at home in GW1.

    Last season, Pedro or Willian generally played on the right (it was more often Pedro after they switched to three at the back), with Hazard permanently stationed on the left. In the two gameweeks that Hazard missed last season, Pedro and Willian both started, and they should be in line for guaranteed minutes until the Belgian returns.

    I've had a look at how both players have fared when starting with and without Hazard in the last two seasons, since Pedro joined Chelsea. I took all competitions into account, to try and give a decent sample size. Many fantasy managers are expecting Pedro or Willian to step up in Hazard's absence, so let's see whether that has been the case up to now.

    16/17:
    Pedro with Hazard - 26 starts, 9 goals (0.35 per game), 7 assists (0.27 per game), 30.2% goal involvement
    Pedro without Hazard - 7 starts, 3 goals (0.43 per game), 2 assists (0.29 per game), 22.7% goal involvement

    Willian with Hazard - 15 starts, 5 goals (0.33 per game), 3 assists (0.20 per game), 23.5% goal involvement
    Willian without Hazard - 6 starts, 5 goals (0.83 per game), 1 assist (0.17 per game), 37.5% goal involvement

    15/16:
    Pedro with Hazard - 18 starts, 4 goals (0.22 per game), 2 assists (0.11 per game), 18.8% goal involvement
    Pedro without Hazard - 12 starts, 3 goals (0.25 per game), 0 assists (0.00 per game), 15.8% goal involvement

    Willian with Hazard - 29 starts, 7 goals (0.24 per game), 4 assists (0.14 per game), 22.9% goal involvement
    Willian without Hazard - 15 starts, 3 goals (0.20 per game), 6 assists (0.40 per game), 39.1% goal involvement

    Last Two Seasons:
    Pedro with Hazard - 44 starts, 13 goals (0.30 per game), 9 assists (0.20 per game), 25.9% goal involvement
    Pedro without Hazard - 19 starts, 5 goals (0.26 per game), 2 assists (0.11 per game), 17.1% goal involvement

    Willian with Hazard - 44 starts, 12 goals (0.27 per game), 7 assists (0.16 per game), 23.2% goal involvement
    Willian without Hazard - 21 starts, 8 goals (0.38 per game), 7 assists (0.33 per game), 38.5% goal involvement

    To me, the numbers suggest that whilst Pedro actually suffered a slight downturn in output in Hazard's absence, Willian took the opportunity to become Chelsea's main man in those matches. It's also worth noting that he took Chelsea's penalty in the FA Cup Semi-Final with Hazard and Costa on the bench. Costa missed the only penalty he has taken under Conte, against Liverpool in GW23. For 7m, I think that he's an excellent short-term option. However, once Hazard returns, Pedro seems to be the likelier starter, based on last season.

    1. Prokoptas
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Awesome work, Ludo! I love this piece of analysis.

      Willian has been a staple in every draft I've done - he's just too tempting for those opening pre-WC weeks. I'd always felt that he stepped up when Hazard was out, but it's nice to see some cold, hard numbers to confirm that impression!

      1. FC Lackless [BALEGIUM]
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 1 day ago

        this

    2. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Good analysis. Chelsea don't have a good enough set of fixtures to tempt me at this point though

    3. Respect My Authoritah
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Fantastic. Willian looks the go to man for Chelsea then. Not a fan of their fixtures at all though, so not starting with any.

    4. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Thanks, Ludo. So, the question becomes - when will Hazard return?

    5. Athletico Timbo
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Thanks Ludo. There's doesn't seem a little in it but that extra 1.0 can go a long way. I still favour Pedro myself although his output did tail off markedly in the second half of the season.

    6. Jawosaurus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Great work! I guess the only note of caution is that, by using the stats from all competitions, quite a few of the ones with 'Willian without Hazard' may have been against weaker cup opponents and so may be skewing his stats slightly.

      1. Ludo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        If you take away cup games against lower-league opposition, but keep those against Premier League teams, as well as Champions League matches, this is how it looks over the last two seasons:

        Pedro with Hazard - 43 starts, 12 goals (0.28 per game), 9 assists (0.21 per game), 25.3% goal involvement
        Pedro without Hazard - 15 starts, 2 goals (0.13 per game), 0 assists (0.00 per game), 7.1% goal involvement

        Willian with Hazard - 43 starts, 12 goals (0.28 per game), 6 assists (0.14 per game), 22.5% goal involvement
        Willian without Hazard - 18 starts, 6 goals (0.33 per game), 7 assists (0.39 per game), 44.8% goal involvement

        That suggests that Pedro was the one whose stats without Hazard were skewed by playing weaker cup opponents, with Willian's holding up very well.

        1. Jawosaurus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          Wow, makes Willian very tempting... Thanks for sharing!

    7. Celt Abroad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Really helpful. Thank you for that extra million pounds Ludo.

    8. abreu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      This is what we need, top work 🙂

    9. The Rumour Mill
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Great analysis. If we eliminate Pedro then, it becomes a case of Willian v Fabregas in midfield, both at 7.0.

      Chelsea are poised to sign Bakayoko at DMF, but he is also injured! So our choice may be dictated by who is out for longer, Hazard or Bakayoko!

      1. Ludo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        If Fabregas has a secure place in the team, he's my preferred option. We'll have to wait and see.

        1. The Rumour Mill
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          Definately one to be monitored in pre season

    10. David Slade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Fantastic!

    11. IrishRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Amazing. I was strughling to choose and now you've just settled it.

    12. Matamatics
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Great analysis! With Willian you save £1.0 million as well which will say some people.

      Personally I've gone for Alonso (7.0m) as my Chelsea coverage who outscored them both last year.

      1. Matamatics
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        sway*

    13. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 1 day ago

      great work as always Ludo, thank you

    14. GertJan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 1 day ago

      Just came home from work and really enjoyed reading this.

      I've never considered any Chelsea mids simply because their schedule after that Burnley game isn't so favourable, but your analysis is tempting me to find 0.5m and upgrade Redmond/Tadic to Willian.

      Thanks Ludo! 🙂

    15. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 day ago

      Thank you Ludo, great work.

      That seals it, then 🙂

    16. Miami Monkey
      • 5 Years
      2 years, 1 day ago

      Awesome! Would love to see a similar analysis of this but with underlying stats rather than goals and assists

    17. Frip
      • 6 Years
      2 years, 1 day ago

      Worth pointing out that the difference between games with Hazard and without Hazard comes back as significant for Willian, but not for Pedro.
      I did a two-tailed Z-test for difference in proportions (where proportion is goal+assist/game).
      Pedro's result:
      The Z-Score is 0.9617. The p-value is 0.33706. The result is not significant at p

      1. Frip
        • 6 Years
        2 years, 1 day ago

        where did the rest of my comment go? 🙁

        Here is Willian's result:
        The Z-Score is -2.1323. The p-value is 0.03318. The result is significant at p

        1. Frip
          • 6 Years
          2 years, 1 day ago

          oh boy nevermind... it's Friday, time to go home. Message me if you'd like to see the details 😉 I'll be going with Willian over Pedro. Partially because of price, but also because of the above.

  9. chr12345
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on a front 7 of:

    Ramsey, Pogba, KBD, Willian
    Kane, Lukaku, Deeney

    Toying with removing KBD to upgrade Ramsey.

    1. STRANGER INGS
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Who's this KBD person?? 😛

      1. tschmitt6711
        • 4 Years
        2 years, 1 day ago

        lol Kevin Be Druyne

  10. Steveo
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    My new draft thots please.
    Foster, (elliot)
    Walker, bailly, trippier (Cedric) (rangel)
    Sane, willian, ali, atsu (RLC)
    lukaku, lacazette, defoe

  11. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    This dilemma makes me crazy!!!
    A) KDB + firmino

    B) coutinho + Jesus

    Suggestion needed
    Thank you in advance !!!

    1. Judders
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Coutinho + Jesus for me Firmino's lesser points now a factor and Jesus seems to be Pep's favourite.

  12. ponsio22
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Thoughts on this?

    Foster
    Cedric luis lindel trip
    Alli coutinho RLC sane
    Lukaku lacazette

    Fabianski deeney dunk Carroll

  13. Mesmeric Messi
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    How come there's no love for Sadio Mané?

    1. Hurricane Gilbert
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Injury doubt, will be eased in to play.

    2. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      injury rehab, dilution of returns

    3. Mesmeric Messi
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Headline in the Echo is that he's ready for GW1

  14. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    De Gea - (Elliot)
    Monreal - Cedric - Daniels - (Mawson) - (Rosenior)
    Coutinho - Pogba - Tadic - Ritchie - (Carroll)
    Kane(vc) - Aguero(c) - Defoe

    1. Hurricane Gilbert
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Hi Diesel. I prefer Lindelof instead of DDG. I like Begovic as a 4,5 GK option. Trippier instead of Monreal too, because he is a true bargain. Prefer Lukaku to Aguero with those fixtures and I think he will fit perfectly into that Utd team.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Thanks. Lot of choices. Have been playing with options you suggest. I started with Lukaku, Foster / Fabianski rotation and Lindelof.

        I just don't trust WBA and have a feeling that Pogba will be on penalties which will reduce Lukaku's output. I will monitor Lindelof and Loftus-Cheek. I don't like picking players who haven't played lots of PL games before unless they are a stud (e.g. Neymar, Messi ilk)

  15. Hurricane Gilbert
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Who would you rather have?

    A) Milner & Firmino in a 4-3-3
    B) Redmond & Firmino in 3-4-3
    C) Yedlin/RLC & Jesus in 4-3-3 / 3-4-3

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      A at the moment. But if Milner gets replaced at LB then B.

  16. mcmd11
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Which option is better?

    A) Sanchez + Fabregas
    B) KDB + Coutinho

    1. jon.terry.tfh
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      B

  17. Fragzurp
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Anyone have the league code or link for the FFS league?

    1. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Hot topic.

      1. Fragzurp
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        cheers x

  18. TheEgyptianKing
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    I know this is always a risky idea incase of injuries but im thinking of having

    Rooney (W1)
    Then change to Gayle (W2)

    1. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Pointless planning specific future transfers.

      1. TheEgyptianKing
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Pointless because...

        1. Tokyo Rising Sun
          • 2 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          Some other more urgent transfer will always come along.

  19. MinuteFong
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    No love for King at 7.5 vs Defoe at 8.0? I can see them being good for each other and not a big points gap between them come season end.

    1. Tokyo Rising Sun
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      I reckon Defoe is worth the extra 0.5m for his pens.

      1. MinuteFong
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Fair point, cheers

    2. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Price.

      If you want Kane and one other premium striker like Jesus, Kun, Kaku, Lacazette then you can't really afford 7.5-8m for a 3rd striker.

      I think they'll both do well but I don't have room for them in my team.

  20. Carcetti
    • 7 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Can't look past Trippier, Alli or Kane. So looks like I'll have triple Spurs lol

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Same here haha... What Wembley-effect?

  21. The Man Pastore
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Didn't get much replies, any comments on this team?

    Foster Myhill
    Lindelof Trippier Cedric Mee 4.0
    Mane Pedro Lanzini Knockaert 4.5
    Kane Lukaku Defoe

    1. SamA
      • 2 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Solid team. Keep an eye on Mane's fitness. Recommend Carrol or Loftus Cheek for 5th midfield.

  22. SamA
    • 2 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    What do you guys think of my team?

    Foster, Elliott

    Cedric, Ake, Holding, Lascalles, Mariappa

    Sterling, Pogba, Knockaert, Zaha, Carroll

    Lukaku, Kane, Lacazette

  23. Ebede21
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    I would like your opinion guys!

    Forster Elliot

    Lindelof Trippier Walker Cedric Rangel
    Alli KDB RLC Knockaert Redmond
    Lukaku Lacazette Gayle

    Thanks

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Def too pricy, would upgrade Knockaert

  24. Hazardous Matarial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Please RMT folks,

    Bergovic
    Trippier / Lindelof / Cedric
    Coutinho / Alli / Ramsey / Willian
    Jesus(v) / Lukaku(c) / Defoe

    Elliot / L-C / Clark / Rangel

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      The "Big" teams attacking cover spread makes me moist...

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Alli doesn't cover Kane

        1. Hazardous Matarial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          Kane poor at Wembley and never scored in August so monitoring

          1. ZoumasBloomers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            2 years, 2 days ago

            First summer that he's rested, and he scored against Chelsea in the FA cup semi

      2. Prokoptas
        • 3 Years
        2 years, 2 days ago

        Similarly, I'm not sure that Ramsey necessarily "covers" potential hauls from Sanchez and Lacazette...

        1. Hazardous Matarial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 years, 2 days ago

          🙁

  25. Reuser
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Fixtures aside, does anyone have any insights into Lookman (5.5) at Everton?

    A "wait and see", I guess........

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Can't see him starting unless he is a place holder until Bolasie recovers.

    2. Athletico Timbo
      • 9 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Unlikely to be a regular starter. Can see him being a great option one day, not yet though. See how pre season goes.

  26. scoreonemore
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    A) sane, Pedro, Phillips, firminho

    B) Jesus, Willian, lallana, 4.5

  27. Morbius
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Days begging them to release the game; weeks of stress putting together a team.

    Foster / Begovic
    Lindelof, Cedric, Daniels (Naughton, 4.0)
    KDB, Pogba, Salah, RLC (Atsu)
    Kane, Rooney, Lacazette.

  28. St. Joseph
    • 3 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    First time in so many years the gunners finished below 4th.

    With no UCL i just think sanchez will be fully concentrated to win the league.

    IF he stays, first name on my teamsheet.

  29. CostaCoffee
    • 6 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Richie, Tadic or Redmond ?

    1. Hazardous Matarial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      richie rich

  30. The Man Pastore
    • 4 Years
    2 years, 2 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) KDB + Lacazette
    B) Pedro + Kane

    1. TheEgyptianKing
      • 3 Years
      2 years, 2 days ago

      Willian and Kane, 1m in bank for someone else