Scout Notes

Aubameyang nets brace as Lacazette and Hazard have night off

Chelsea and Arsenal both won their first Europa League matches of the season on Thursday night.

The line-ups named by both managers have already given us early indication of which players will feature in Gameweek 6.

We’ve gone over the two matches to find the best Fantasy Premier League talking points in this latest Scout Notes article.

PAOK 0-1 CHELSEA

Goals: Willian (£7.4m)

Assists: Ross Barkley (£5.8m)

As expected, Eden Hazard (£10.9m) played no part in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League. While fellow captain candidates Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Sergio Aguero (£11.4m) were involved for their clubs in the Champions League, Hazard should be completely fresh and ready for his Gameweek 6 trip to West Ham.

It was Pedro (£6.8m) and Willian (£7.4m) who started the match as wide forwards in Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 system. The two players have been going head-to-head for preference in the Premier League with room for just one of them in the Chelsea front-line when Hazard is around.

On Thursday night, Willian may have secured the advantage in what looks like an ongoing see-saw between him and Pedro. After registering a 10-point FPL haul on Saturday, the Brazilian also scored the only goal in Greece. Meanwhile, former Barcelona man Pedro was forced out of the game with an injury late on, although Sarri does not believe it is too serious.

“I don’t know. The problem is the shoulder, but I don’t know exactly the situation. I have spoken with the doctor, but only for a few seconds. The doctor told me that probably it’s not a very serious injury.” – Maurizio Sarri

Pedro also took to Twitter on Friday morning to allay any fears over the knock he sustained.

 

 

Crucial to his battle with Pedro, Willian was handed the captaincy on Thursday night, suggesting that Sarri does hold him in high regard. It was the first time he had skippered the side in a competitive setting, having last done so in a pre-season friendly against Lyon. Sarri is yet to announce his official club captain, although he is unlikely to pick Willian for the role. Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.4m) has worn the armband in every league match so far and took it from Willian when he came on for a 24-minute appearance.

Azpilicueta was one of just five players to drop out of the starting XI on Thursday. The others were Hazard, David Luiz (£5.5m), Mateo Kovacic (£6.0m) and Olivier Giroud (£7.8m).

There was some concern over Marcos Alonso (£6.8m) starting, but Sarri did the gentlemanly thing and took him off unharmed on 66 minutes, Azpilicueta his replacement. This was presumably to give the left-back some rest ahead of Sunday’s trip to West Ham.

Jorginho (£5.2m) was substituted at the same time as Alonso although N’Golo Kanté (£5.0m) played the full 90 minutes. The fact that both of Chelsea’s key central midfielders started the match did come as a surprise, and some Chelsea followers believe it was a risk to name such a strong team. Especially considering Ethan Ampadu (£4.4m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.3m) not even in the match-day squad, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.3m) an unused substitute. Journalists asked Sarri why he did not rest more players ahead of a Sunday’s London derby.

“I don’t know. For an English team, the Europa League is a very difficult competition. For example, in Italy, if I play in Greece on Thursday I can ask to play on Monday night. Not in England. We have to play again in 63 hours, on Sunday morning. I don’t know in the future. It’s not a big problem now. We have played only six matches. Now it’s not a problem. I hope to qualify before the last one or two games.” – Maurizio Sarri

It is possible that Sarri took the risk of starting so many key players in order to get Chelsea off to a good start in Europe. A trip to PAOK away was probably the hardest test of the group, with BATE Borisov and MOL Vidi still to come. Going a little heavy-handed with team selection ensured that Chelsea got three points and eased pressure on the remaining fixtures.

That said, Chelsea could have won the game by a larger margin. Those who have watched all their matches so far in 2018/19 have revealed that the Blues are often lacking a killer instinct. The win in Greece was not the first time this season that Chelsea dominated possession but failed to make it show on the scoreboard. Last night they had 68% possession and fired off 22 shots, but just five were on target and they only scored once.

Part of the reason for such profligacy in front of goal was down to Álvaro Morata (£9.0m). The Spaniard did not have a particularly poor game as a whole, but his contribution will be largely remembered for missed chances. There was a first-half header in particular that he really should have buried.

“Alvaro has to gain confidence with one, two, three goals. I am not able to give him confidence. In this match, he has had three, four opportunities. He was unlucky. I hope for him that in the future I can try to help him, but the confidence can become only with goals. With two goals in two matches. I don’t know. I have to say also, for maybe the first time in this season Alvaro was ready in the box. He was on the ball and was active.” – Maurizio Sarri

Finally, there was an interesting story involving left-back Emerson Palmieri (£5.3m). Sarri left the Italian defender out of the match-day squad for the trip and did not explain why in his post-match press conference. Emerson then took to Twitter to explain that he wasn’t injured, before deleting the post shortly afterwards.

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Alonso (Azpilicueta 66′), Christensen, Rüdiger, Zappacosta; Barkley, Jorginho (Fabregas 65′), Kanté; Willian, Morata (Giroud 81′), Pedro

ARSENAL 4-2 VORSKLA

Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang x2 (£10.9m), Danny Welbeck (£6.5m), Mesut Özil (£8.3m)

Assists: Alex Iwobi (£5.5m), Henrikh Mkhitaryan x2 (£7.1m), Stephan Lichtsteiner (£4.7m)

The stage looks set for Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) to light up Gameweek 6 for Arsenal after he was given the night off on Thursday. The Gunners ran out 4-2 winners over Ukrainian side Vorskla with the Frenchman an unused substitute.

He should line-up alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) for a third league match in a row on Sunday after Unai Emery substituted the Gabonese forward in the 57th minute.

However, there was much to be frustrated about for some Fantasy managers. Firstly, Aubameyang found the net twice in an impressive performance, having taken his time to find his stride when FPL points are on the line.

Furthermore, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£7.1m), once owned by 20% of Fantasy managers, returned to the starting line-up and demonstrated his credentials by registering two assists. A return to the Premier League first-team still seems a little unlikely though as he sustained a knock to his ankle against Vorskla. Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) had his minutes managed in the second half, while Mkhitaryan played the whole match. Also, Mesut Özil (£8.3m) was restricted to a 33-minute substitute’s appearance in which he scored his second goal in as many matches.

Emery made eight changes to the side that beat Newcastle in Gameweek 5. Aubameyang, Nacho Monreal (£5.5m) and Sokratis Papastathopoulous (£5.3m) were the three to keep their places. The latter performed well according to local press but the Gunners are still without a clean sheet this season after they conceded two goals late on.

“We are speaking before each match about having the mentality to not concede easy chances. Today was a good opportunity not to concede goals. But the last 20 minutes we need to do better on this competitive aspect. It was our disappointment today. We are conceding a few chances, it was the same in Newcastle and we need to continue to improve in this. In the last minute at Newcastle and in the last 20 minutes tonight two goals. Our challenge is to be competitive for 90 minutes, it is one thing to improve.” – Unai Emery

There was the first start in Arsenal colours for summer signing Lucas Torreira (£4.9m). The Uruguyuan central midfielder ran the show in the middle of the park until coming off with a knock in the 57th minute. The fact he was forced off is a great shame for Arsenal fans who are yet to see Torreira start regularly this season. He is now a doubt for Gameweek 6, but when he returns to full fitness he could be the key to transforming Arsenal.

Torreira arrived in north London with a reputation as a ball-winner but took on the role of a deep-lying creative player on Thursday night. Whether he can replicate that against a better quality of opposition remains to be seen, but he clearly has the ability to orchestrate and improve Arsenal’s attacking play. While he may be too much of a deep option to warrant consideration for inclusion in FPL squads, it’s clear he has the ability to improve the Fantasy prospects of the more forward-thinking assets at Arsenal. He also took set pieces and nearly scored from a direct free-kick.

“Lucas played well. He is playing with passion in his performance, each minute he plays he does very well. Torreira he got two hits on his leg. I hope tomorrow and Saturday he is good to be OK for Saturday.” – Unai Emery

Bernd Leno (£4.8m) also made his first competitive start for the Gunners.

“For Leno it was his first match also. We conceded two goals but not from a mistake from him. For him, he got minutes in the game and he can take confidence to also because he is continuing to play matches in the next week.” – Unai Emery

ARSENAL XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Monreal, Holding, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner; Elneny, Torreira (Guendouzi 57′); Iwobi (Smith-Rowe 70′), Mkhitaryan, Welbeck; Aubameyang (Özil 57′).

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1,946 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Is it worth going Shaw to Smalling on a WC for nailedness?

    1. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Or getting De Gea and moving Ederson to Laporte?

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Ederson -> Laporte? Can't get more nailed than Ederson.

    2. Aliga8or
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      I would. Shaw's never had considerable attacking threat as a LB and Smalling nailed atm and the most dangerous outlet in the team on set pieces.

      1. El Lobito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Smalling for his haircut alone

  2. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 11 hours ago

    Who is the better pick going forward?

    King or Maddison.

    1. ChineseDave
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Maddison IMO

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 11 hours ago

      Mendy + Mkhi -> ?

      Pick one of each:

      Midfielder:
      a) Sane
      b) Eriksen

      Defender:
      1) Shaw
      2) Lindelof
      3) Pereira

      1. KINGVIZO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        C) POGBA

        LINDELOF

    3. Taegugk Warrior
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Pedro is really out of starting line up...?

        1. Kadi_J
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Looks that way.

          Willian goal and captain, Pedro blank and shoulder injury.

          End result is bench imo

      • Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Has anyone have an absolute favorite between Richarlison and Maddison?

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Rich for me, main threat

          1. czechow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            what about Rich and Moura?

      • French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 11 hours ago

        Which fire to put out first, Mkhi or Mendy?

        A) Mkhi>rich
        B) Mendy>Walker
        C) Mendy>trippier

        1. barcaa7
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            a

          • Kadi_J
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            B this week
            A next week

          • caldracula
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 10 hours ago

            A and then B

        2. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Is it safe to make transfers now?

        3. MGD
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          I think i cracked it:

          Mendy + Bilva + Arnautovic -> Trippier + Fraser + Vardy

          Any objections?

          (-4)

          1. Ray In Bruges.
            • 5 Years
            29 days, 11 hours ago

            Arnautovic is going to play imho. Also, I feel Bilva will have a decent GW.

            1. MGD
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              Yeah But look at Arnis fixtures...

              1. Ray In Bruges.
                • 5 Years
                29 days, 10 hours ago

                That dude will score at least 2 in that run.

        4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 6 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          All set ? I was thinking:

          1. Bilva to Dilva -4 hit
          or
          2. Ings to Zaha -4 hit

          Ederson
          Shaw, Alonso, TAA, Wan - Bisaka
          Hazard, Salah, Bilva, Fraser
          Aguero, Mitro

          sub: Stekelenburg, Bennet, Ward, Ings
          1.5 in the bank
          0FT

        5. Karan14 - (CWT Balegium)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 11 hours ago

          Ryan
          Mendy! - Alonso - Awb
          Salah - Hazard - D.Silva - Walcott - Fraser
          Aguero - Mitrovic

          (Button / Dummet / Doherty / Kamara)
          2 Fts & 0.0m

          Thoughts on these moves?

          A) Mendy to Robertson/Trippier/Smalling
          B) Walcott to Richarlison/Maddison
          C) Both A & B

          Cheers! 🙂

          1. JAMO97
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              C For me

          2. barcaa7
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              what to do?
              a-Mendy to Trippier(-4)
              b-Kamara to Wilson(-4)
              c- play Bennett

              1. moz_1983
                • 6 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                C, then FT next week.

              2. dr.No88
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                A

              3. Cloud Perspective
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                c

              4. ☠Cypress Chill☠
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                c

            • moz_1983
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 11 hours ago

              One last check before I confirm transfers...

              A) Richarlison & Trippier
              B) Fraser & Alonso

              1. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                B

              2. dr.No88
                • 1 Year
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                b

              3. barcaa7
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  B

                • Cloud Perspective
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  b

                  1. moz_1983
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Cheers all.

                • Astronautovic
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Alonso over trippier imo
                  But also I think richarlison is a better pick than fraser

              4. ddfc
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                Pedro for:

                1. Maddison
                2. Richarlison
                3. Lucas
                4. Fraser
                5. Other

                Thanks

                1. moz_1983
                  • 6 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Stuck between 2 or 4 myself.

                2. Cloud Perspective
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  4

                3. antis0cial
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  2

              5. AXE17
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                Take a -4 to take out Mendy for a £6m+ defender, or bench him and Stephens comes in as my 5th midfielder against Spurs hmmmm

                1. Hy liverpool
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Take a hit

              6. chaser123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                With the Mendy news, I'm pretty sure a wildcard is the way to go - just pissed off that:
                1) I rolled a FT last week
                2) I missed the price movements this week

                1. Team Bobcat
                  • 1 Year
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Relax. One game at a time. Mendy missing this weeks game not a huge surprise. A hit goes a long way

              7. PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                29 days, 11 hours ago

                Patricio
                AWB Robbo Alonso
                Salah Mane Fraser Pedro*
                Arnie* Kun king

                4.0 Mendy* Gunnarson* Peltier *

                Already used my FT on Fraser

                A wildcard ( wanna hold ideally)
                B Arnie to Mitro and hope Pedro ok
                C Pedro to Ricchi
                D both B and C -8

                Can bring haz in next gw

                1. grumpyman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  B

                2. barcaa7
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    C

                  • PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    29 days, 10 hours ago

                    Thanks fellas

                3. antis0cial
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Bottomed on last attempt. I'm on WC and currently have:

                  Patricio / Bego
                  Mendy Alonso Robbo / Doherty Wan Biss

                  With the Mendy news I'm thinking the following:
                  Ederson / Hamer
                  Trippier Alonso Robbo / Doherty Wan Biss

                  I started the season with Mendy so will lose value. Do you think it's worth getting rid whilst on WC or hold for the time being?

                4. Desperately Seeking Dusan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  just throwing it out there but assuming people who want to ditch Mendy have Alonso and Robbo already, why is Vertongen not mentioned? Or are Trippier and Shaw the groupthink selection? Not that Spurs are in great form but they do have fixtures. Shaw does not look nailed to me with Young back and although it's surely almost 100% Trippier plays this week, the history of Poch tells you Trip will be rotated, especially given the easy nature of the games coming up.

                  1. antis0cial
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    More potential attacking returns for Trippier is my reasoning although more liable to rotation.

                    1. Desperately Seeking Dusan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      I agree on that, especially now he seems to take FK's from time to time... I just can't abide a player at that price point not guaranteed to start and Vert has the set piece threat.

                      1. antis0cial
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 10 hours ago

                        Rotation seems less risky atm with the great bench options at 4.5 and below for the games he doesn't start Wan Biss/Bennett/Doherty etc

                  2. Dacra
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Hmmm WanB, time to shine! Get on the bench Mendy.

                    1. Desperately Seeking Dusan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      you just know this is the time Obi Wan starts blanking, when people have to play him...

                  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Can't afford Alonso. Was thinking laporte
                    Vert is a great shout !

                  4. #FPLGuru
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    verts doesn't have as much attacking threat as the others mentioned would be my thinking

                    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      Not much threat when sat on the bench though.

                    2. Desperately Seeking Dusan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      I agree he doesn't vs Trip, especially given Trippier seems to take some FK's now but Vert has the headed threat. I remember a great haul from him at the back end of last season.

                    3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      ...and actually Vert was very much the one driving forward from defence for a while last season. Almost had a shot during one match.

                  5. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Agreed.

                  6. jtreble
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    Have Alonso and Robertson. I'm not overly excited about any of the remaining Mendy options.

                    1. Desperately Seeking Dusan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      I know what you mean. Said the same to Jonty earlier. *IF* I ditch Mendy, I think it might be for a cheapo defender and then upgrade elsewhere. I'm never happy with this three premium defender thing anyway. It was in vogue at the start of last season with the wing backs and then died a death once midfielders started scoring heavily.

                      1. jtreble
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 10 hours ago

                        I'm going the replace my ManCity left-side points with the same. Mendy->Sane. Please don't tell anyone. :).

                        1. jtreble
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          29 days, 10 hours ago

                          ... it's a secret.

                5. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 4 Years
                  29 days, 11 hours ago

                  Laporte to replace Mendy ?

                  1. micsway
                    • 5 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    about to do just that

                  2. Head Honcho
                      29 days, 10 hours ago

                      Laporte is the more nailed on but I worry with Citys 4 CB of Stones Laporte Komapany Otamendi that Pep will rotate frequently

                  3. ☠Cypress Chill☠
                    • 4 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    For a -4,Pedro & Quaner to Fraser & Mitro,Y or N?

                    1. micsway
                      • 5 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      like like

                    2. badgerboy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      Nice moves.

                    3. moz_1983
                      • 6 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      Y

                  4. smix
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 11 hours ago

                    A. Ings to Mitro for a hit
                    B. Mendy to Trippier for a hit
                    C. Hold & let Holebas & Neves play

                    1. barcaa7
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        a or c with Holebas

                      • micsway
                        • 5 Years
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        hold

                      1. Zladan
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 10 hours ago

                        Lol

                    2. panda07
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      Which change would you make here?

                      Ederson
                      Robertson Alonso Mendy PvA
                      Salah Mane Richarlison Pedro
                      Aguero Mitro

                      Stek AWB Stephens Quaner

                      1FT 0.3ITB

                      A) Pedro > Fraser
                      B) Mendy > Trippier
                      C) Mendy > Walker
                      D) Save

                      1. ☠Cypress Chill☠
                        • 4 Years
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        A or D

                    3. Astronautovic
                      • 2 Years
                      29 days, 11 hours ago

                      Which is the better combo?
                      A) fraser zaha
                      B) richarlison wilson

                    4. barcaa7
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        King or Wilson

                        1. Astronautovic
                          • 2 Years
                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                          Wilson

                        2. moz_1983
                          • 6 Years
                          29 days, 10 hours ago

                          Heh. I've had King since the start of the season. Both look good, but King's on pens and is dependable. 50/50 really.

                      • ajones1608
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        Mendy - Trippier seems pretty solid

                      • chaser123
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        What is better on wildcard:
                        A) Ederson, Steklenberg, Bennett
                        B) Hennessey, Ryan, Doherty

                        1. Astronautovic
                          • 2 Years
                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                          B imo

                      • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        29 days, 11 hours ago

                        Benching Mendy but need to get Ciarney out

                        Cairney to

                        A) Fraser
                        B) Maddison
                        C) Moura

                        I have Richarlison

                        1. moz_1983
                          • 6 Years
                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                          A or B for me. Both on form but Maddison's longer term fixtures look nice.

                          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            29 days, 11 hours ago

                            ta, think I am swaying that way...

                        2. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          29 days, 11 hours ago

                          Also have Wilson so Fraser would be double up

                          1. Astronautovic
                            • 2 Years
                            29 days, 11 hours ago

                            B then

                      • Dillonb93
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        29 days, 10 hours ago

                        G2G?! Apart from Walcott... already used my 2 ft

                        Ryan
                        Alonso S.Cook Wann-B
                        Salah(c) Mane Fraser Walcott
                        Auba(vc) Kun Jiminez

                        Hamer Doherty benett billing

                      • Deulofail
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        29 days, 10 hours ago

                        Running outta time. Gotta get packed and drive cross-country. Any thoughts on my WC team? Bearing in mind that I like it, are there any small changes you would personally make? Anything I have clearly over-looked?

                        Patricio
                        Alonso Yedlin^ AWB
                        Hazard Pogba Ozil Ramsey
                        Aguero Lacazette Vardy

                        Hamer* | Doherty^ Jonny^ Hudson-Odoi**

                        0.0 ITB

                        * Not sure who the best 4.0 to get is
                        ^ I'd likely improve a defender before GW11 & 12 to avoid Wolves & Newcastle's poor fixtures (e.g. get Mendy back).
                        ** Can't afford a 4.4m mid without getting Bettinelli or Bennett or something else.

                        1. Pras United
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          29 days, 10 hours ago

                          Triple Arsenal attack a bit much? But I get the fixture appeal and that you're a fan!

                          Only issue I see is that by GW10 this team will have the mother of all fixture swings - Arsenal, Wolves etc. And you'll need Liverpool et al then

                          1. Deulofail
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            29 days, 10 hours ago

                            Cheers Pras. Arsenal have Wolves and Bournemouth in 11 & 12, so I have some time to transition. And one or both of my Wolves defenders can be benched as they are only 4.4. Not worried about a couple of poor fixtures for Pat. As a keeper, his value won't swing as dramatically as other players. I'm not sold on Ozil, but I think I'll take the punt as he's likely to play this week, and consider Son next week if necessary. Thanks again