Scout Notes

Scout Notes – United Defeat Brings Complications

West Brom win at Old Trafford to hand Man City the league title as Double Gameweek 34 continues to surprise and delight precious few Fantasy managers.

Following modest returns from Saturday’s matches, Sunday was meant to be so much better but instead it handed us further disappointment and set up a variety of selection concerns for the run-in.

Man United’s 1-0 loss at home to the Baggies was the dampest of squibs for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers across the board.

Romelu Lukaku went into the match with 243,000+ new owners. Captained by 45 of the top 100 managers and 16.6% overall, a hefty 92,000+ made him the Double Gameweek’s most popular Triple Captain choice.

The Red Devils’ frontman squared up to the league’s bottom side having recorded a goal or an assist in seven of his last 10 Gameweek starts (five goals, three assists).

Just like armband rival Harry Kane less than 24 hours earlier, he blanked.

Albion keeper Ben Foster was required to make two saves – one a superb stop – to deny the Belgian, but both the forward and the team as a whole were so far removed from the heroics of last weekend at the Etihad Stadium.

Lukaku still has a second match to make amends – up against a Bournemouth defence with one clean sheet in 21 matches – but he’s managed just one goal in his last six away fixtures. While he remains a likely starter at the Vitality Stadium, coach Jose Mourinho is still set to rotate his squad in preparation for the weekend’s FA Cup semi-final with Spurs.

It’s far more doubtful whether Paul Pogba will retain his spot on the teamsheet, though, after an ineffectual display.

The driving force behind United’s second-half comeback at Man City, he was signed by 232,000+ for Double Gameweek 34 and captained by almost 86,000.

Yet despite Mourinho starting the match with the 4-3-3 formation that the Frenchman is said to thrive in, his 14.2% owners were rewarded with an abject performance as a booking and a 57-minute withdrawal produced zero points.

Pogba’s owners must now surely fear the worst when Mourinho unveils his Wednesday night teamsheet, with the manager far from complimentary on his display post-match:

“In the first-half I felt I had to bring one player with more dynamic and a player that runs more and has more touches of the ball. I had to make a decision one midfield player out to bring in Jesse Lingard and then after that I wanted more width, and Paul had a yellow card and before that he had a situation not for a second yellow but you never know in football, so I reacted to that. And Paul’s game was complicated like many others, always one more touch.”

At least the 175,000 who bought Chris Smalling got another 90 minutes out of the defender, but it’s now one clean sheet in seven Gameweeks for the United backline.

Mourinho preferred Victor Lindelof to Eric Bailly, who was rested from the squad altogether, as Smalling’s partner yesterday.

Prior to kick-off, he explained his decision to start with the summer signing:

“Normally, we are going to have more of the ball and, normally, it’s when we need somebody from the back to add extra technical quality in the middle of the back. We have three matches in a week. Bournemouth in a few days [Wednesday night] then Spurs after a few days again. In that semi-final, they are having one day extra to us to recover so I need also to think about that.”

Smalling now has 11 straight starts under his belt and seems to be rotation-proof, but with Phil Jones returning to the bench yesterday, even his pitch-time could be in doubt, leaving perhaps only David De Gea and Antonio Valencia as safe bets for midweek minutes.

Another who should feature at Bournemouth is Jesse Lingard, who was drafted in by 98,000+ for the West Brom match, only to be benched as Juan Mata returned to the starting XI on the right flank.

He did at least come on at half-time yesterday, although to little avail, while the brief renaissance of Alexis Sanchez, who had a goal and three assists from his previous two starts, ended abruptly against the Baggies.

Mourinho, as is his way, has made much of the fact that Spurs will have more time to prepare for Saturday’s semi-final, making changes yesterday and presumably plotting more of the same in midweek to combat the perceived injustice.

What effect that will have on the second act of our Double Gameweek 34 experience remains to be seen, but it will do well to be any worse than what has occurred so far.

Moore the merrier

West Brom’s caretaker manager Darren Moore has now won as many league matches (one) in two fixtures at the helm than his predecessor, Alan Pardew, achieved in 18 mostly miserable attempts.

And while the Baggies’ revival will spark little Fantasy interest –they have no Double Gameweeks to come and the remaining schedule (LIV new TOT cpl) is less than kind – it does have some knock-on effects.

Four points from Moore’s two matches suggest that the team have moved on from their whipping-boy status under Pardew, which could make Liverpool’s Gameweek 35 trip to The Hawthorns less of a Fantasy banker than it appeared a week or so ago.

Those hoping, with or without the Free Hit chip to employ, for a major points haul from Salah and two of his team-mates in next week’s reduced slate might have to rein in their expectations.

There’s even a case to be made for drafting in West Brom’s match-winner at Old Trafford, Jay Rodriguez, who’s now scored in three of the last four Gameweeks, although the Reds defence has kept clean sheets in three of their last five away days.

But the major fallout from yesterday’s shock win was Man City’s title victory.

It’s mission accomplished for Pep Guardiola’s 2017/18 vintage, with nothing left to play for but pride from here on in.

A coach who has never been afraid to chop and change now has carte blanche to rotate to his heart’s content.

Those of us on a Free Hit strategy for Gameweek 35 will still be bringing in three City players for Sunday’s title celebration match at home to Swansea City.

Which of those assets actually gets pitch-time is the key question now, with Raheem Sterling currently the top transfer pick for the weekend and Gabriel Jesus not so far behind in third place.

And then there’s the matter of the champions’ Double Gameweek 37.

What was once a fill-yer-boots exercise involving plum home fixtures against Huddersfield and Brighton could now be used an excuse for Guardiola to make sure everyone gets a go before they pack for the beach and/or the World Cup.

City were always going to win the league, but West Brom’s victory yesterday has ushered in the resultant complications a little bit sooner than we all would have liked.

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  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Completely off topic but any gamers about?
    Probably ridiculously late to the party as well but is Uncharted 4 any good?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sorry for being top of the page with something irrelevant!

    2. CloudSky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Amazing.

    3. Samurai Blue
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yes it is. Although my favorite is still the second one.

    4. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      All of the Uncharted games are really good

    5. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A wonderful game, as is Horizon Zero dawn, but God of War (out April 20th) is the game of the generation. Got my hands on a review copy and it is unbelievably good.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Cheers all.

        Ooh ok! Though I'm not sure I'm into those kind of fantasy type games

  2. Rik Waller
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Can't catch this guy in my ML...

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/team/527020/event/34

    No bench-boost - No problem!

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Wow. That is some team

  3. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    need a big haul from Arnie tonight

  4. pricycle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    My beautiful FH team:

    Cech

    Jagielka / Kompany / Long

    Zaha / Sterling / Mané / Salah

    Firmino / Jesus / Auba

    Bench: Dubravka / Milivojevic / Kiko Femenia / G Johnson (Stoke)

    Any constructive criticism? Thanks!

    1. Virgil Hilts
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Pickford for Cech, Put in a 3.9 keeper on bench, change Kiko to Mariappa and upgrade Jagielka to Baines with the money saved?

      1. pricycle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Agreed, Jags is a bit of a weak link. I did start with a 3.9m keeper but I don't even trust Cech to keep his place with Ospina potentially back from injury.

    2. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Similar to mine. I'd change Cech to Ederson, play Kiko instead of Kompany (might not play), ditch Kompany for bench fodder and upgrade Jags to Baines.

      Kiko is a good shout to play, as Palace concede more crosses than any other team... and if Kiko retains his winger spot he could get some attacking returns.

  5. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Tarkowski or PVA??

  6. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Lessoned learned from 1st year in fpl?

    1. Virgil Hilts
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Pack it in before it becomes too serious a habit

      1. Fantastisk
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 9 months ago

        This.

      2. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Hahaha.

  7. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Thoughts in this FH lineup?

    Cech
    Baines, Femenia, Tomkins
    De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Salah, Mane
    Aubameyang, Firmino

    Crap bench

    1. pricycle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Get a better bench!

      1. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Why?

    2. F5jason
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Only worry is rotation risks.. any of the Liverpool guys could be rested given the champions league games. Are you bench actually playing?

  8. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    1st rule, minimise hits, no more than 5.

    2nd save chips as long as possible.

    3rd rule, ignore planning too much for dgws

    1. Rik Waller
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      4th rule - Always cap Salah

      1. PocketZola
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Very true, imagine if we all did that?

        Its about seeing the next salah though. Maybe sterling?

    2. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      1st rule, minimise hits, no more than 5.
      If you can it is best to minimise bits but don’t be scared to take them if your team becomes vastly out of sync or has injures , just don’t take them to tinker

      2nd save chips as long as possible.
      Yes
      3rd rule, ignore planning too much for dgws
      Always best to plan as much as possible , it helps with the saving chips in point 2 and gives options
      Don’t be blinded by dgw or take your eye off bgw(common mistake) but doubles are great and well planned will mostly get you a big jump in rankings ...Just don’t go ott

    3. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      4th rule - There are no rules , play your only way !and steadily accumulate points

  9. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Should we target 3 City and Pool players in attack or it is too much and get one defender of each team instead?

    1. pricycle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I'd get as many as you can in your team but have a strong ish bench to cover the inevitable rotation.

  10. SouthCoastSaint
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Really ominous news for us Kane captainers as Poch confirms Llorente will “be involved” in the game tomorrow... stinks of Swansea away again!

    1. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Be involved = 20 minute cameo after Kane had wrapped up the game with a brace. No chance Llorente starts.

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Might go 2 up top, Kane just off Llorente and rest Dele or Erik. I think Kane gets an hour rather than coming on.

      As someone who has Dele, Erik and Kane (TC) it sounds about right for this season...my only hope is the United result has given Spurs new hope of second spot.

    3. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      His involvement will be keeping the bench warm.

      There's no way Kane and Spurs are going to embarrass themselves by appealing for that Kane goal then benching him a week later.

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Pochettino on Fernando Llorente’s weekend absence: "It was a personal issue but now everything is ok and he is going to be involved in the game tomorrow (vs Brighton) for sure."

    Dear god....

    1. Virgil Hilts
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Involved sat on bench

    2. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Oh please no

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      He is just making a comparison between Llorente not being in the match day squad in the last game, but he will be this midweek.

      Can’t read much else into it really

  12. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Henneysey (Lloris)
    VVD Mustafi Lowton (Jones Simpson)
    Salah Sterling Arnie Cork (Willian)
    Auba (Kane Vardy)

    No FH - 1 ft - 0.2 itb

    A) Kane + Vardy --> Jesus + Firmino
    B) Vardy + Jones --> Firmino + 4.9 def
    C) Vardy + Jones --> Jesus + 4.3
    D) Other suggestions

    Thoughts?

    1. GlamRock Chauffeurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      B

    2. Andy'81
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I wouldn't bring in Firminho as he'll likely have a blank GW before the season ends thanks to his CL endeavors and he also hasn't got a DGW 37 and I'm also not keen on Jesus long term with Aguero hovering, (I would likely have both on a FH chip but you can't sadly.).

      You're probably best off not chasing this GW too hard so maybe Willian to Zaha.

  13. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    GW can't get any worse than it already has been

    0% bothered whether (K)ane starts or not tomorrow

    🙂

    Happy Monday folks!

    1. Salah'd n Sauce
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      That's my thinking too. Has to improve. My headache is Lukakau (TC).

      Holds head in hands

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Good luck pal, I had a torrid experience with Kane(TC) in the previous DGW, hopefully it's better than that for you.

        1. Salah'd n Sauce
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          I've no hope real hope for turnaround.

  14. aborg
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    So if Kane gets a hat-trick on Tuesday would that not force Salah to play next week and be reconsidered in our lineup?

    Just some food for thought 😉

    1. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I think Klopp is more focused on champions league trophy than golden boot

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        This

      2. Salah'd n Sauce
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        agreed.

      3. aborg
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Yes maybe but If he plays him for 45 mins I’ll be happy also 🙂

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      I don’t think Salah dictates game time to Klopp

  15. TallestJohn
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Sounds like I'm getting what I deserve for joking ahead of the City game that Kane has nothing to play for and Llorente needs to build up his match fitness

  16. HamezMace
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Asked yesterday (and thanks for the replies)
    Just want to check with a new crowd,

    Most nailed Man City defenders and midfielders only please, from now until the end of the season.

    Trading out two of Hazard, Son, or Dunk to fund them.

    1. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Just bring in Emerson and you’ll be surely safe !

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I’m planning on BB37, and currently have two DGW keepers, DDG and Fabianski

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          I have DDG and Emerson

          1. HamezMace
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            You’re clearly a very wealthy chap

            1. Kopkloppers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Good TV but I wanted GW35 players and DGW37 players. 5.6 good value for 3 clean sheets. (6 pointers)

    2. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      KDB all day,

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        My concern is that there are a few option in his position, Foden and Toure

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Hardly anyone is nailed as the title is wrapped up... if you forced my hand, my guess would be otamendi + kdb..

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Really Ota? Hmm see I was considering Laporte.

  17. Al
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Llorente up front with Kane fully rested and this is the worst DGW in history.

    1. reddragons178
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      This!!!!!

    2. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      It can’t be. Kane is chasing the Golden Boot like a mad man !

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Does lightning strike twice. Kane was amazing last year overhauling Kaku. I don't think he is fully fit and he is showing it on the pitch. On top of this Poch needs him for the semis. Every chance he will be rested being 7 points clear of Chelsea.

        1. Fantastisk
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Nonsense.

    3. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Less likely to happen after Kanes blank on saturday, and Mo scoring again.

    4. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Poch said Llorente plays tomorrow. We're doomed.

      1. GARY AND JAMIE
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        He said involved. I think Kane still gets 30 mins at worst but more likely an hour. Lets not forget Llorente is hardly match fit either.

      2. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Think he said involved, and managers general refer to the 18 match day squad rather than starting eleven.

    5. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Has that been confirmed?

      1. DJ1000
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        No it hasn’t. Poch just said Llorente will play a part. May just as well be 2 mins at the end

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Phew

    6. Five Season Wonder
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      ...........Llorente, Kane
      Lucas....................... Lamela
      ..........Wanyama, Dier
      Rose, D.Sanchez, Toby, Aurier
      ....................Lloris

  18. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Arnautovic only owner by 6%, is a haul likely to hurt OR? Within the top 50K?

    1. @FPremscout (liverpoolfanta…
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Doubt it

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Mark will be happy!

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      11.6% ownership in top 10k, even if he gets 16 points it will only add about 1.6 points to the top 10k average

    4. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Not gonna hurt non owners much but will boost owners a lot

  19. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Anyone else captain Salah then? 🙂

    1. Coot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yes, and depending on the team news (AnfieldExpress), he could be my TC this weekend.

    2. Ghost Ship
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      yup. could still backfire but I'm thinking form is more important than playing two games in a week.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Indeed.

  20. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    @ Bemba - this comment of yours had me in stitches

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/04/15/dugout-discussion-man-united-vs-west-brom/?hc_page=20#hc_comment_18015521

    My favourite on here for some time, keep up the good work 😀

  21. Salah'd n Sauce
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Still tinkering with FH, and may have found a 0.4ITB. Currently have Otamendi in. Is Walker a better option?

    A) Otamendi
    B) Walker

  22. marco_atk85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Hi Guys,

    Can you RMFHT?

    Butland, Haugaard
    TAA, Mustafi, Baines, Yedlin, Long
    Salah, Sterling, Sane, Zaha, Cork
    Auba, Firmino, Jesus

    1.1 ITB

    The obvious move to get a better 5th mid with the money. Still any opinion will be welcomed.

  23. Horlicks esq.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    I had the most controlled, successful and joyful 33 week run this season. I will now face the longest, most ridiculous and painful 5 weeks to finish.

  24. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    17 points - Lossle & Kevin Long
    16 points- Lukaku(c) Sanchez Lingard Kane Alonso Bavies Mahrez & Wilson

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Its a damn outrage.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Can't beat it !

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      17 points Mili and Tomkins.
      16 points Salah captain.

  25. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Do you guys think Salah will play at all this gw ?

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      yes. 77%

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yes.

  26. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    D. Rose is progressing in his rehab, means Bavies plays tomorrow?

    1. Pasqualinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Infinitely better than it seemed like last week. But Bavies has been rested without Rose being fit on occasions this season. Aurier, Vertonghen, Son, Sissoko have had a go at LWB at some stage too. All depends on whether Poch wants him rested for the semi.

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I think he will play. Yes, he has been rested quite a a lot this season. I think he could play 60 tomorrow.

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        They didn’t do well though ?

        1. Pasqualinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Not surprising - None of them are as good as Davies at LWB. But that might also work against him. I wouldn't worry about it - not much owners can do about it now.

  27. Johnny 8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Afternoon all. Just wanted to garner some opinion on having a strong bench when assembling a fh gw35 team. Whilst putting together your teams are you loading up on an expensive first eleven or do you have one eye on possible rotation so are choosing to avoid a bench full of fodder?

    1. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      i'm carrying at least 2 decent subs - absence of big money options particularly in defence - means it's easily affordable and worth doing

      1. Johnny 8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        My thoughts too. Want plenty of City and Pool but will need decent back up if a couple are no shows. Cheers.

  28. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    My FH team

    Butland
    TAA Mustafi Coleman
    Salah Mane Sterling Sane Zaha
    Auba Jesus

    Bench: 4.0 GK Long Tompkins 4.5 FWD

  29. Js31
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Rookie question but want to be sure.

    Free hit - I select my squad, take the hits, then play free hit chip? Or vice versa?

    1. Horlicks esq.
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      You dont take any hits. When confirming transfers just click, USE FREE HIT. And it'll do it for you

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Yeah, worst named chip ever. It has nothing to do with hits at all. They should have called it 'One week wildcard'.

  30. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    If Kane doesn't start do we assume he's cursed for DGWs this season and people start looking elsewhere for GW37 TCs?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Is he a doubt ?

    2. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      No.

    3. Ghost Ship
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      yes. assume it is a witches curse and he will never do well in a double!

      My hunch is either way he is not fit this week - but will be in two weeks, which is when I'm planning to get him.