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Aubameyang scores a brace off the bench again as Ozil stars for Arsenal

Arsenal recorded their seventh league win on the spin as they came back from a goal down to defeat Leicester City in the final match of Gameweek 9 on Monday evening.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named among the Arsenal substitutes for the second league match running but as was the case at Fulham in Gameweek 8, the Gabonese striker came off the bench to score a brace as Arsenal stepped up a gear in the second half.

There was an evening of frustration for owners of Alexandre Lacazette and James Maddison, however, with both players going within a whisker of delivering an attacking return but ultimately ending up blanking.

Hector Bellerin, owned by over 10% of Fantasy Premier League managers, had a mixed night as he registered two assists and a bonus point but also put past his own goalkeeper to give the Foxes the lead.

We round up all the goals, assists, Fantasy talking points and manager quotes from Arsenal’s tenth straight win in all competitions – plus an update on Jamie Vardy, who gingerly made his way from the field late in the match.

Arsenal 3-1 Leicester City

  • Goals: Mesut Ozil (£8.3m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.7m) x2 | Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) own-goal
  • Assists: Hector Bellerin x2, Mesut Ozil | Ben Chilwell (£5.0m)

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.7m) has made a habit of defying the underlying attacking statistics in recent weeks, but the opposite happened on Monday evening in north London.

Lacazette recorded more penalty box touches and attempts on goal than any other player at the Emirates, but it was not to be the French striker’s night as he blanked for the first time since Gameweek 2. Lacazette’s penalty box touch count was, in fact, the most that any FPL forward managed in this round of matches.

The nadir was a glorious opportunity that he wasted from three yards on 77 minutes, passing the ball back into Kasper Schmeichel‘s (£5.0m) arms when it looked easier to score.

Lacazette also spooned over from a low Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) cross and had an attempt blocked after a suicidal back pass from Nampalys Mendy (£4.5m).

Despite the blank, it was an encouraging evening for Lacazette’s owners in that the French forward was continually finding himself in goal-scoring positions and would on another night perhaps have had two or three goals.

James Maddison‘s (£7.0m) ever-growing number of Fantasy owners experienced a similarly vexing evening, with the Leicester midfielder blanking for the second week in a row but coming within inches of leaving the Emirates with two assists.

Both of the “big chances” that Maddison created were predictably from set-pieces: Harry Maguire (£5.5m) drawing a fine low save from Bernd Leno (£4.8m) in the first half before Wilfred Ndidi (£4.9m) nodded against the crossbar after the break.

A slight irritation for Maddison’s owners is that the summer signing from Norwich City once again failed to complete 90 minutes for the eighth time in nine league matches.

Leicester were the better of the two teams for much of the first half, with Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) going close early on with a shot that deflected off Rob Holding‘s (£4.4m) back before the Foxes were denied a penalty when the Arsenal centre-back handled the ball.

Ben Chilwell (£5.0m), who going into this match had created as many chances as Benjamin Mendy (£6.3m) this season but without any reward, deservedly put his side in front on the half hour when his cross was deflected by Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) past the helpless Leno.

Bellerin made amends just before half-time by crossing for Mesut Ozil (£8.3m) to equalise, with that goal sparking a second-half revival from the hitherto pedestrian Gunners.

Ozil turned in a superb performance in the second 45 minutes, assisting Arsenal’s third goal and playing a key part in his side’s second.

The ex-Germany international has now delivered three double-digit hauls in his last four appearances and is another Arsenal player who is making a mockery of those of us who place our faith in underlying statistics: all three of Ozil’s shots from Gameweek 5 onwards have resulted in goals.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (£10.7m) was the beneficiary of Ozil’s vision tonight. Named only as a substitute for the second league match in a row, Aubameyang came off the bench on the hour and scored twice within the next five minutes.

Both of the former Borussia Dortmund striker’s goals were simple tap-ins, the first from a Bellerin cross after the Spanish right-back had been set free by Ozil, and the second from the German schemer himself following a brilliant flowing Arsenal move.

It is difficult to know how to view Aubameyang as a Fantasy asset: seemingly uncertain of a starting berth but capable of doing damage off the bench, and having registered only six shots in the last four Gameweeks but scoring from five of them.

Unai Emery was asked if Arsenal’s brilliant third goal defined his philosophy:

It’s one way. For example, we watched the Watford game this morning and we repeated the second goal in this match. Starting with Leno, long ball which we won with the head with Danny (Welbeck) in the second action and then we are doing a speed attacking and also scoring.

This is another way. We can do a goal starting with all the passes and arriving in the box with these chances to score is very good because we can do one long pass.

Aaron Ramsey (£7.4m) didn’t enjoy the same good fortune as Aubameyang off the bench as he delivered a one-pointer for his 2.5% of FPL owners, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.9m) and Iwobi keeping their places in the starting XI either side of Lacazette.

Stephan Lichtsteiner (£4.6m) made his first Premier League start at left-back, with Emery revealing afterwards that Nacho Monreal (£5.5m) and Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) were not risked due to minor injury problems:

Yesterday was a very bad day for our injuries because we lost two in the same position like Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal. They were in training with a small problem, but we did the group for today with both but this morning the news is they are not good to play.

We had another player to help us like Lichtsteiner today and Xhaka – he played 30 minutes at left-back – but for us, for our balance it’s better Nacho or Sead are OK to play in this position and we are going to look at how they are for the next matches, but I hope they can play on Thursday or shortly afterwards.

Sokratis (£5.2m) also missed out, with Emery giving this update on the Greek centre-back:

Sokratis, he trained yesterday. I think he can stay for Thursday and we are going to look because now with a lot of matches in a few days it’s important the players get the good preparation.

Leicester had their brief own injury concern during the game, with Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) – who failed to have a single shot all night – heading straight down the tunnel as the match drew to a close.

Claude Puel alleviated any fitness worries, however, saying Vardy’s withdrawal was due to illness:

Jamie was ill and he could not come back in the game and we finished with 10 men. You need to speak with him but I think he felt this in the second half. He seems ok.

Puel also discussed his deployment of a 5-2-3 system (off the ball), which saw Daniel Amartey (£4.4m) move to centre-half, Ricardo Pereira (£5.1m) patrol the opposite flank to Chilwell, and Maddison join Vardy and Iheanacho in a three-man press from the front:

We tried another system. They played with desire, with quality, good concentration and we put this team under pressure. I think they were surprised with our system and we had a lot of chances and quality with our play on the ground.

It’s a shame we didn’t have success in making the difference more in the first half. We conceded free-kicks before half-time on the break. It’s a shame.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Lichtsteiner (Aubameyang 61′); Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan (Guendouzi 61′), Ozil (Ramsey 80′), Iwobi; Lacazette.

Leicester City XI (5-2-3): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Amartey, Maguire, Evans, Pereira (Ghezzal 69′); Ndidi, Mendy; Maddison (Okazaki 75′), Iheanacho (Albrighton 61′), Vardy.

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889 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sam (Team Sam)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    I'd love some help with a 2 part decision.

    1) which pair?
    A) Ozil and Alonso
    B) Hazard and up to a 5.2 defender

    2) if I go with B, which defender? (I have TAA and Doherty already)
    A) Pereira
    B) Gomez
    C) Holebas

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      B
      A

      1. Sam (Team Sam)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Interesting. That was my initial thinking too, just wanted more opinions in case I'm being too close-minded

  2. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    The key to getting the best Arsenal asset Is understanding who gets the most minutes in the second half

    I think Auba can keep up this scoring streak despite barely getting 30 mins,

    But Laca should have had at least one last night too

    1. olidooley
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      They won't keep that up

      1. Delhidynamo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        What else did the crystal ball say?

        1. olidooley
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Man City or Liverpool to win the league

  3. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Kane + Zaha + Richarlison -> Laca + Arnie + KDB worth a hit?

    1. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Not for me, Jeff.

      Richarlison is a season keeper. Sell at your peril.

    2. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I would do Kane and Zaha this week. And the KDB move next week. This way you do t take a hit and you get a chance to see KDB play a bit more.

  4. Khaaan!!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    So I've found myself actually considering Mitrovic as captain this week

    1. Reds
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I did consider too, but eventually think that Salah (C) and Robertson (VC) seem more sensible for now, considering Hazard's injury scare.

    2. Dave Dreamer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      no form, pool and chelsea ave good fixtures.

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Any changes you would make or carry free. 0.2 m in bank and WC to play. Main concern is BSilva possibly being rotated but he is playing well. Will know more after tonight’s game I guess.

    Foster
    Doherty Alonso Robertson
    Salah (c) Hazard BSilva Richarlison
    Aguero Mitrovic Wilson

    Patricio AWB Tomkins Billing

    1. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I'm thinking of keeping Bilva at least one more week til I see what Pep does at weekend.

    2. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Bilva has tough game to play too. Monitor UCL first, I feel.

  6. Rodney
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    My debate for this GW:

    current team is

    Begovic (Stek)
    Alonso - Mendy - Robbo (AWB, Bennett)
    Hazard - Mane - Richarlison (Hughes, Billing)
    Aguero - Firmino - Ings

    £2.2m itb

    A) Hughes to Maddison
    B) Ings to Arnie

    My plan has always been A until I realised the run Arnie has now.

    1. JAMO97
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Tough choice, I'd maybe stick to A as I think Maddison and Ings is better then Hughes and Arnie.

  7. JAMO97
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Fabianski
    Alonso, TAA, Jonny
    Haz, Sterling, Mane, Knockaert
    Kane, Arnie, Jiminez
    Hamer, Duffy, Obiang, AWB

    GW10 plan: Kane and Knockaert to Firmino and Maddison
    GW11: TAA to Mendy

  8. HD7
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Any alternatives midfielders to Richa and Maddison (same price bracket) in the next month?

    Have Fraser but hes going after next Gw. Martial looks interesting but I wanna see consistency and Mou using a few matches.

    1. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Pereyra, F.Anderson , Ozil , Siggy

      1. HD7
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        I like the F Anderson option but have Arnie. Same with Gylfy as I have Richa. Ozil is not in this price though 🙂

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I like Murphy (Cardiff) from GW11. Looked good at the weekend (5 shots) and could give you an opportunity to upgrade elsewhere?

      1. HD7
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Good idea 🙂 Camarasa is also an Idea for bench fodder

  9. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Help would be greatly appreciated chaps - not sure what to do with this lot? 2 FT, 0 ITB.

    Patricio
    Laporte, Alonso, Doherty, TAA*
    Hazard, Mane*, Maddison*
    Aguero, Kane*, Mitrovic*

    (Hennessey, AWB, Hojbjerg, Masuaku)

    Keen to get Mendy and Robertson (back) in. Not sure what to do with mid/forwards - perhaps Kane downgrade?

    Cheers

    1. This Means More
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Would probably downgrade Kane to maybe Laca or Vardy to free up funds

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks. How about Kane, TAA & Laporte -> Lacazette, Robertson & Mendy (-4)? Latter are both sideways but still significant upgrades...

        Cheers

        1. This Means More
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Looks good

          1. Catastrophe
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Thanks

  10. JackJack
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Ings or Jim as part of a 2 step move to bring salah in?

    1. JAMO97
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I'd edge to Ings now.

    2. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Jim plays for a far better team. If you can also fit in Kenedy as a 4th/5th mid - they rotate perfectly.

      bha, WAT, BOU, HUD, car, eve, new, BOU, hud, ful

      1. JackJack
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Nice! Cheers for the heads up on this one!

  11. Arsenal and Leicester assets
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Fantasy Football Scout Daily Hot Topic

    Lacazette looked dangerous, Aubameyang did damage off the bench, and Bellerin looked very attacking; with Ozil quietly becoming an option and maybe Ramsey too, although he started on the bench, will you be investing? Do the Arsenal fixtures make you want to wait? GW16 sees their fixtures turn nicely while they face Liverpool, Spurs, and United in the next 6.

    Does their form make investing now the best option? Who are you looking at signing?

    Equally, who impressed you (or didn't) from Leicester? Did Maddison's stock take a dent, or are you still confident in his returns? Are you looking at Leicester defence? And is Vardy an option up front?

    1. slavkob
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Ozil is a nice punt

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        I'd like him I think, but will probably wait

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          He doesnt perform well enough in big games, or at least when Arsenal as a team is suffering.

          Would defo wait for GW16

    2. McNulty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Only Palace are below Arsenal on the ticker for the next 6 so I think the ship has sailed and considering the template has done reasonably well (excluding this week) without them I think I will give them a miss.

      Leicester on the other hand are top so I was looking at a Leicester defender this week but the amount of goals they are conceding is making me hesitant. Pereira OOP but got hooked for Ghezzal and Gray is lurking and I don't like taking risks on defensive transfers. Vardy is an awkward price point and Arnautovic seems more of a priority.

      Not sure if anyone has crunched the numbers for Vardy against the "lesser" teams but he seems to score better when Leicester are up against the big teams on the counter.

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Stop saying Pereira is OOP.....

        1. McNulty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Played the last 4 games MR/AMR and is a defender on FPL....

          1. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Nope 🙂 it's a 3-4-3

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 27 days ago

              Still playing as a RWB. That's good enough to be considered OoP.

        2. Prisoner B5160-8
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          He is.

          1. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 27 days ago

            not*

    3. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      No spaces left for mid-premium players unless Hazard suddenly is out for >2 weeks. Always planned to bring them in on wildcard Ca.14-16 depending on Spurs form.

      1. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Spurs looking so good from GW15

        1. Eden Wizard
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Yea, holding the wildcard plan might actually work if they find form! Otherwise i won't have much of an advantage over early WCers!

      2. This Means More
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Spurs mids will be a minefield esp when Alli and Eriksen is back.

    4. Billybigspuds
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Fixtures have completely put me off and can’t see same goal conversion rate continuing.

      About to sell Aubameyang as a result. Just hoping there might be a price rise before I do!

    5. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Arsenal's full backs are so important in the new system, Bellerin was excellent once he was helped by Iwobi in tracking Chilwell

      I'd rather have Auba playing 30 off the bench than getting subbed after 60,

      Arsenal have been lethal in the second half

    6. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Sticking with Maddy. Laca I will get in asap.

    7. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I've owned Lacazette for a couple of gameweeks and am happy with his returns. He was unlucky not to pick up points last night, and a sideways switch to Aubameyang is asking for trouble. Re Ozil, looks happy and in form but I can see him going missing in a couple of their forthcoming fixtures, so it's a no for me.

      Maddison always passes the eye test and I can see a few assists on the horizon. I also own Pereira who I'll stick with, although rotation is a worry.

      1. Delhidynamo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        After seeing what Ghezzal did coming off the bench I'm not too worried about Pereira's rotation

    8. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      A player being overlooked is Maguire, he was excellent last night and almost scored

    9. applebonkers
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      like to think ozil is the cheapest assured way into that attack, an attack which looks like scoring a decent amount of goals this season, fair enough the fixtures do stiffen now though.
      you could argue lacazette got his place in the first place due to aubameyang's wayward finishing early in the season, if that's the case another game like last night and he could be out the side. actually saw aubameyang's benching last night as a negative for lacazette, at least on the wing he can't be brought on for lacazette if he has a shaky 60mins for example. one of the best CFs in the world on the bench can't be comfortable

      1. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        if ozil played against fulham there's a good chance he'd have 4 double figure scores in 5gw. maybe the goals are overperforming, but he's underperforming in assists. is like the opposite of alonso early season, and similar to david silva going into last gw

        1. Eden Wizard
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Yea, if he gets back to his glory days he could be gold.
          Salah Hazard KDB Ozil midfield is flaaaaaaaames.

      2. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Good points. I like Ozil and 8.3 isn't too heavy but Liverpool, Wolves, Spurs and Man United all coming up and we know he can go completely missing in tougher games.

        1. applebonkers
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          yh think the ship may have sailed as mcnulty says.
          one for the rest of the season though, reckon a lot of people have effectively written him off for the season, bit of a stigma player

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 27 days ago

            Yeah it happens a lot, he could be gold from GW16

    10. the Penman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I was asuming I'd do Vardy to Lacazette at GW16. Now I'm wondering if I should do Mané to Özil instead...

    11. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I'm still bitter about Ars assets having started the season with Auba then transferring out so I could bring in Haz as he wasn't scoring enough points for his value. No doubt many on here are still smarting from Mhki failing to deliver over that time as well.

      I still think that returns tend to be spread out too much amongst the team, and whilst Laca may prove to be the only reliable source of points he looks more like a 15 goal striker to me rather than a 20+ one...

      1. Yippeekiyay Mertersacker
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        As for Leic Vardy I was monitoring for upcoming fixtures. Nearly transferred him in instead of Kun for the captaincy this GW! Disappointing but still worth a look.

        I suppose Maddison remains attractive becuase of his set pieces, but the defenders cost too much for my liking as they rarely keep CSs

    12. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      As a Leicester fan my two cents are that as a team, we have mediocre assets right now. If we find some form over the next few though, we will have some golden options (the likes of Pereira, Chilwell, Maguire, Maddison, Iheanacho, and maybe Vardy). I'm banking on fixtures leading to form, and tripling up for this run.

      1. avfc82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Do you think Pereira potentially loses his place once Gray is back?

  12. slavkob
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    What do you think about my current team ?

    Allison, Stekelenburg
    Mendy, Alonso, TAA, Doherty, WB
    Salah, Hazard, Richarlison, Maddison, Fraser
    Aguero, Mitrovic, Success

    Doing Fraser to fodder and TAA to Robbo after next gw. Thinking about doing Mitro to Arnie later.

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      very template, which for me is a good thing usually

    2. HD7
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Good ideas. Maybe Doherty to Duffy or Yedlin after this

  13. Mike132
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    What are your thoughts on wc like below?

    Ryan Button
    Alonso Robertson Mendy Bellerin Pereira
    Salah Hazard Mane Kenedy Murphy
    Arnautovic Mitrovic Murray

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Arnie for Murray

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Double Arnie is bold

        1. jomikijiq
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          I've taken Arnie as Aguero as a habit I guess

    2. El Topo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Not a fan.

    3. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Needs more city

    4. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Horrible, where is all your money? HORRIBLE.

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Nice team, good bench cover ... City may punish you though

  14. AI3user
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Out of all the 4.5 mid fodder options, who would be the most sensible going forward?

    1) Hojberg
    2) Billing
    3) Westwood
    4) Camarasa
    5) Mendy

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Camarasa

    2. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Camarasa has some nice fixtures, can't you stretch it to Murphy?

    3. El Topo
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Try to squeeze out .3 for Murphy if possible.

    4. Hasselbaink Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I'd go with Hojberg

    5. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      For these 5, Hojbjerg

    6. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Billing. Best fixtures, most nailed and looks promising.

  15. HMFC
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Hi All. Any advice on this proposed wildcard team would be much appreciated.

    Ryan
    Robertson - Mendy - Duffy
    Mane - De Bruyne - Hazard - Maddison
    Auba - Mitrovic - Arne

    Patricio - AWB - Doherty - Hojbjerg

    Thanks.

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      KDB, Auba -> Ozil, Aguero for me

    2. Mike132
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I think you need Salah if you're on a wc this week. I'm not seeing him in the majority of teams in my ml and the opportunity to have him at home to Cardiff and Fulham while others ignore him or scramble to bring him in is too good to pass up imo. That's what i am doing.

    3. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Salah, Mendy, Hazard, Robetrson, Aguero

      Start a wc with these and add other players

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        i d go vvd rather than robertson but that's me 🙂

  16. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Beat defender to under £5.4m
    A) Holebas
    B) Gomez
    C) Lovren
    D) Duffy
    E) Other

    I have Doherty

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Wait for CL game and after that try to deduct which Liverpool def seems the best

  17. Bat Man
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Martial too punty, or worthy of consideration? Thinking about upgrading Kante to him instead of Maddison (my original plan)

  18. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Will there be a Champions League article today?

    Messi’s absence is freeing up funds to take gambles on other strikers with good back to back fixtures.

    Moulds will be broken.

    1. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Lewandowski/dzeko + neymar/mbappe + x = new template for front 3, also if salah's ownership does not go to 80% today something is wrong, hat trick incoming either this next matchday

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        I was considering Neymar + Firmino + X. This would mean no Salah as I don’t already own him.

        X could be up to 9m so a Batshuayi gamble. Maybe I leave injured Aboubakar on the bench and upgrade a midfielder to accompany Coutinho + Isco.

  19. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Will there be a special performance from the Red Arrows on the Scout Cast tonight ? 😉

    Except David who miraculously did not get either a red or green arrow 🙂

    1. applebonkers
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      the mythical grey arrow? what colour is it this season? blue? tartan paint?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        It’s not even an arrow 🙂

  20. Fire Chief Moe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    2FT's this week,10k placed, 2.3m ITB thoughts on this:

    Maddison/Richarlison/Fraser/Son
    Mitro/Aguero/Kane

    Was thinking:
    Son -> Hazard
    Kane -> Vardy

    I am also considering Salah or Mane instead of Hazard.
    As well as Lacazette instead of Vardy for 1 week, then bring Vardy in GW11.

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Son - Hazard
      Kane- Firmino maybe

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Form is a good punt for this week. Guessing he'll start after his rest against Hudds

      2. Fire Chief Moe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah had thought about Bobby too.

  21. CRO KLOPP
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Rysn
    Alonso TAA Doherty
    Salah(c) Hazard Richarlison Maddy
    Aguero Wilson Mitrović
    Hart Trippier Hojbjerg AWB
    1 ft 0.4 itb

    A) Save
    B) Trippier to Mendy /Robertson
    C) something else

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Get Robbo in. If he and Trent both start, you're pretty much banking 6 points and could see attacking returns too

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers mate

  22. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on Lovren. Is it worth doing TAA > Lovren?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      is he nailed ?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Hard to say. But the upcoming fixtures are so good it's worth risking maybe.

    2. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      no, neither are nailed you'd be swapping 6 for a half a dozen

    3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Wait til champs league is out of the way

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Obviously I'm waiting. But I'm not sure that CL will change anything except if there's an injury.

        If TAA plays, that might mean he'll be used for CL and won't play PL games. If he doesn't play, then he might be dropped and Pool's back 4 is gonna be set as Robbo, VVD, Lov, Gomez.

        Neither outcome tells us anything unless Klopp says something clear (highly unlikely) or if there's an injury to either.

    4. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I’m sticking with TAA

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I like it. Back to back clean sheets and maximum bonus since he came back into the team, plus Klopp loves him

    6. Kadi_J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Surely if you looking for someone nailed Gomez/Lovren?

      Gomez has started all but one fixture, can play as the cb or rb.

      My feeling is that TAA, Lovren and Gomez will be rotated throughout the season, with Gomez the best pick of the 3 due to his versatility.

      1. Kadi_J
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        *Gomez > Lovren

  23. Ynwalfc
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA,Robbo,Alonso,Doherty
    Mane,Hazard(C),Fraser
    Mitro,Wilson,Kun

    Subs Hamer,Maddison,Richarlison,WB

    Was thinking of selling Hamer and bringing in Ryan or Patricio to start? Plus not sure on my bench, wanna play Maddison but not sure who for? Thanks guys

  24. RustyBz
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Best Zaha replacement? Arnie?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      I'd say so. Good fixtures and is their main man

      1. RustyBz
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Or would you rather get Richarlison out for someone?

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 27 days ago

          Maddy has tasty fixtures

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Yes imo

    3. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Maybe Wilson he’s playing Fulham who are awful defensively

  25. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Any thoughts guys? Pretty sure I don't need to WC. Want to get Kane out, and Neves is a tad annoying! 2FT and 0.9ITB

    Ryan Button
    Robbo Alonso Boly Bennett AWB
    Hazard Mane Maddy Neves Stephens
    Kane Kun Ings

    Cheers

    1. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Nah, no need to WC. Can you do Kane + Boly to Auba/Laca + Mendy?

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        Not a great fan of Arsenal's fixtures tbh. Mendy is tasty tho. Ta

  26. Bubbles1985
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Patricio
    Mendy-Robbo-Luiz
    Maddison-Dilva-L.Moura-Hazard(c)
    Wilson-Arnie-Kun(vc)
    Fab-Rich-WanB-Peltier

    I have 0.9m itb and 1ft

    Is it worth taking a hit for
    Dilva + Moura > Ozil + Martial

    No need to use WC yet is there?

    GTG??

  27. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 months, 27 days ago

    How did Maddison look last night? Should i still be looking to bring him in for Fraser after this weekend or should i be looking elsewhere?

    1. Bat Man
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      What do people think about Martial instead of Mad for a move like this?

    2. KingOllie
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      One of the best players in the first half for sure

  28. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    hart boruc
    alonso taa yedlin awb suttner
    hazard sterling maddison knockaert hoijberg
    kun king vardy

    3,4 ITB

    Thinking of sterling to salah or king to firmino. what do you guys think?

  29. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else thinks that Arnie will outscore Aguero over next 3 gameweeks?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Yes,but I ain't captain him

  30. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 27 days ago

    like sterling for example aubameyang scores so many goals bursting in at the far post where you really can't miss, the 'skill' is getting there, having that unplayable agility to get into position. makes things like judging him with shot stats and xG etc dodgy imo. you only need 1 of those openings per match

    1. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      Players who have that knack of scoring tap ins are FPL gold

    2. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      exactly this, people getting carried away with underlying stats i.e 15th in the table of shots in the box, not creating too many chances....the more talented the player the less chances they need guys!!!

      1. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        is like he has an alter-ego, 'volume shooter' at CF and efficient far-post botherer on the wing.
        all that aside his benching really surprised me last night, vs fulham post-illness it made some sense.

        1. alexmj
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Historically he is a volume striker though, he doesn't tend to overshoot his xG.

    3. Bring Back Caldwell
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 27 days ago

      But a far post tap in would often have a high xG?

      1. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 27 days ago

        true