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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. Eden Wizard
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    All aboard the KDB express, destination £10.5ml

    1. applebonkers
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      really want him, worried we're jumping the gun though, not sure even he can hit the ground running, and will he be allowed to by getting a start every week for the first month back? think at a bare minimum wait until gw11

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Same. Waiting until GW11 earliest and most likely after the MUN game.

      2. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Pep said last week that we was available "unsure if he could play 90 mins" so, this weekend being 10 days later i have no doubts he's free to start.

        I'll be swapping Richarlison for him who i now have little faith in so, points delta shouldn't be punishing.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          He probably is ok to start a game, yeah, bit two or three in a row? Not sure Pep will risk him like that. That’s what the others are saying too I thik

        2. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Great move. Why wait for the template. Get ahead of the curve. People on here won't like it because he's not already in the ffs template, so it isn't cool

    2. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Just don't trust the city rotation minefield

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Not even golden Kev? I think he's a bargain.

    3. Zebrahimović
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Pretty impossible to do without destroying your team if you have RAM, Hazard, Salah and one premium striker.

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Some of us planned it 😉 No Alonso here.

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Do you have the cash without a hit ?

          1. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 29 days ago

            2.8itb, 3.0 required...Killer blow!
            TAA > Holebas will fund it.

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              -4 for a bench risk ? ... ballsy 😉

              1. Eden Wizard
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Maybe! TAA is a bench risk, so out with one, in with one 😆

          2. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Richarlison>KDB is my move.

        2. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Which was ok last GW but might not be when they face Palace and Everton (GW 11 and 12 I think) at the Bridge

          1. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Haven't owned him this season. Yes he's good (not as good as last year) but i haven't got 7.0 for him.

            Chelsea don't look defensively solid either.

      2. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Salah Haz KDB in a 4-3-3

        1. HD7
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Poor defence or poor Attack surely

          1. Eden Wizard
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 29 days ago

            ----------McCarthy
            Robbo Mendy Doherty Holebas
            -------Salah Hazard KDB
            ------- Kun Mitro Jiminez

            Hamer Brooks AWB Ward

            1. HD7
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Prefer this:

              Fab
              Mendy Robbo Duffy Alonso
              Hazard Richa Maddy Salah
              Arnie Aguero

              Subs: Hamer, WanB, Hughes, Kamara

              1. Eden Wizard
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 29 days ago

                No i don't.....

            2. Pras United
              • 7 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Like it!

              How about this:

              ----------Patricio
              Robbo Mendy Doherty Luiz
              -------Salah Hazard KDB
              ------- Kun Arnie Jiminez

              Hamer Kenedy Balbuena/Duffy Stephens

              Jim rotates with Kenedy perfectly; Doherty rotates with Balbuena/Duffy perfectly

              1. Eden Wizard
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Looks like you've got a lot better TV than me!
                I can't get anywhere near Luiz, Holebas is 0.7 cheaper and AWB is cheaper than Duffy!

              2. Eden Wizard
                • 1 Year
                10 months, 29 days ago

                Just seen you're on WC? Nice.

                1. Pras United
                  • 7 Years
                  10 months, 29 days ago

                  I can neither confirm or deny that 🙂

      3. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        nothing personal to you zebra but what relevance does being templated out of the move have to whether it's a good option or not. surely we should just discuss if he'll get points or not

        1. Eden Wizard
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Templates change 🙂 KDB if nailed is template!

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      It's a wait and see for me.

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      wait and see with him

    6. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Stayinh Away From City midfield thank you

    7. Pras United
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Get Mane as a placeholder for 3 weeks (he has FUL, CAR). Then go to KDB.

      Yes, KDB might be 9.9m by then, but this is better fixturewise and assessing how KDB is settling in.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yip, or something similar - no point bringing in KdB away v Spurs ... he may yet be eased back in to the team from the bench after that 5 goal haul from City

        1. Eden Wizard
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          KDB off the bench is still a great option, haul aboard.

      2. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I don't have 9.9, i have 9.7 🙂 therefore, need to act this week or, make a downgrade

  2. toystory2wasok
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Rage WC after a couple of poor GWs:

    foster (pat)
    bennett, alonso, robbo, mendy (AWB)
    haz, salah, fraser (pereyra, hojbjerg)
    wilson, aguero, arnie

    0.4ITB

    weak midfield forcing 4-3-3, but feel more happy spending on defence right now. could downgrade someone and do pereyra > maddison? alonso springs to mind, but has tasty fixtures also....

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Looks awesome
      Dont like foster... Maybe fab? Rotates well with pat.

      1. toystory2wasok
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        thanks! yeah, fab's fixtures are very tasty. good spot! done...

    2. Evla5000
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      GK - Maybe Ryan or Fab
      DF - Same as mine
      Mid - Solid, maybe downgrade Salah in a few weeks if he doesn't find form. I like Pereyra.
      Att - Auba/Laca looks like goals. Mitro has a few good games.

    3. wasp3000
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Don't like double Bou attack. They are a flakey team

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        But vs Fulham, any pf Fraser, Wilson or King could and maybe should score a 10-pointer

      2. toystory2wasok
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        i could upgrade wilson to vardy and pereyra to maddison, but at the cost of downgrading salah to mane :/

  3. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    What would you prefer?

    A) Kane Richarlison TAA ➡ Arnie Salah Balbuena

    B) Kane TAA ➡ Vardy Robertson

    ( I like A, think it's Salad time)

    1. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B with Arnie

      1. Delhidynamo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        The Pool defence is definitely better than West ham, cheers

  4. Maddamotha
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Hello fellow gamers! What would you do here? Considering Zaha>Arnie.
    1FT. 0.2 ITB

    Kepa
    Alonso, Robbo, Doherty
    Salah, Hazard, Rich, Knockaert
    Aguero, Zaha, King

    Hamar, Billing, AWB, Peltier,

    1. Kadi_J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Zaha -> Arnie/Mitro

    2. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Arnie

    3. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      West Ham look so poor in attack though

      I'm monitoring Arnie / Mitro

  5. Lukakuna
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Does anyone know of a similar site to gargatron.com but with more details? I remember using one a while back with a lot more stats but didn't bookmark it.

      1. Lukakuna
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        That's the one! Cheers 🙂

  6. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    GTG?

    Fab
    Alonso - Rob - Taa - Mendy - Doh
    Sal - Haz - Mahrez
    Vardy - Arnie

    bench
    hamer - 1- richarlison 2 - success - Kayal

  7. Eden Wizard
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Kevin de Bruyne has been named in the Manchester City squad for their Champions League trip to face Shakhtar Dontesk.

    😎

    1. Eden Wizard
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He's back like Eminem & Voldemort.

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I hope he brings the ill behaviour

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      So, does that suprise you?

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I'm buying him this week, so i'm happy.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Bench place confirmed against Spurs on the weekend then 🙂

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Possible, i'm priced out if he rises so am committing if he looks good tonight. 30/60 mins tonight and he starts on the weekend IMO.

      2. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Actually either way, i've got a SOLID first bench option

    4. Rihanovic
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Walker???

      1. Eden Wizard
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

  8. Evla5000
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Any ideas for this lot? I've taken a -4 the last 3 gameweeks.. but still managed to not lose pts.

    1Ft / 1.7 ITB / Wildcard available

    A) Trip > Mendy
    B) Fraser > Pereyra

    Fab Foster
    Trippier Robertson Alonso AWB Bennett
    Hazard Fraser Maddison Richarlison Cairney
    Bobby Kun Mitro

    1. Kadi_J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. Kevin de Blanke
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I did A

      Just couldn't go without him

  9. Kadi_J
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    RMWCT

    Kepa
    Mendy - J.Gomez - David Luiz
    Salah - Hazard - Richarlison - Maddison
    Arnie - Aguero - Mitro
    (4.0, Bennett, AWB, 4.4)
    0.0 ITB

    TIA

    1. Evla5000
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Downgrade a mid and get Robbo

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Kepa to 4.5
      up grade def

  10. Ynwalfc
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Play TAA or Maddison? Play Ederson or Ryan? Thanks

    1. Euro Raiders
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Maddison and Ederson. I would downgrade Ryan and play Ederson every week.

    2. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks

  11. davidmcnamara
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    2FT, 0.0 ITB

    Patricio
    Mendy, Robbo, Doherty
    Salah, Hazard, Rich, Maddison
    Aguero, Arnie, Mitro

    Stek, Shaw, WanB, Gunnarson

    Struggling to figure out how I should use my FTs? What do ppl suggest? Team looks set up fairly well but I'm sure there is something

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Shaw to Duffy

    2. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Can see Richarlison blanking at Man Utd away

    3. Euro Raiders
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Upgrade a keeper.

  12. Euro Raiders
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Maddison or Ozil? NB: For a decent stretch. Favouring the lesser priced Leicester player. Any thoughts?

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Maddison for me

  13. Vitamin C
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    On WC,which pair?
    a) Robbo & Laporte
    b) VVD & Mendy

    Thanx

    1. davidmcnamara
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B. Pls help me above?

    2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      B, just

  14. Ynwalfc
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    Subs Hamer,TAA,Richarlison,WB

    Any changes needed???? Thanks guys

  15. Colby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Many thanks everyone for your recent advice. Any further tinkering needed with my wildcard squad?

    Ryan Button
    Robertson Mendy Diop Lascelles AWB
    Salah Hazard Martial Maddison Billing
    Aguero Arnautovic Reid

    Likely to play 3-4-3 or 3-5-2

    1. Bluth Banana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If you'll play 3-4-3 often, Reid is not good enough imo. The Martial pick - although exciting right now - may well end in tears, so I'd downgrade him and upgrade Reid.

      1. Colby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Really appreciate your sound advice. Just thought Reid was outstanding at the weekend and his fixtures after LIV (a) look great.

  16. Bat Man
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Anybody else likes the look of Martial? Considering bringing him in over Maddison for Kante

  17. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Hey guys, best fwd for 6.4 or less? Looks like Wilson, King, Ings, Jimenez are the only options?

    Cheers

    1. Ynwalfc
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Wilson

  18. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Guys, what should I do this week with this team??

    Foster (Fab)
    Alonso-Robbo-Trippier-Doherty
    Hazard (c)-Mane-Maddison-Fraser
    Kun-Laca

    Subs: Rich, AWB, Kamara
    1FT, 0,3 INB

  19. columbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Hi lads, got 2 fts but stuck what to do, any help greatly appreciated, thanks!

    Ryan
    Alonso Doherty Balbuena
    Salah Richy Schurrle Haz
    Aguero Wilson Laca

    Hojberg/Digne/AWB

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Maybe Aguero out for Auba for this week? Or get in a Pool defender.

      1. columbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks mate. Hard to get in a pool defender with next to zilch in the bank but certainly need one!

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Downgrade Alonso to Rudiger or Luis and then get in Pool defender?

  20. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    A) TAA >>> Gomez ?

    B) Or keep ?

    Thanks guys.

  21. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Morning.

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Morning.

    2. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Morning Rupe!

  22. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone know the LMS safety score?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      32

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Last Man Standing GW9 (2854 teams)

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Ha. That didn’t work.
        32

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts?
    Ideal that Schurlle starts but idk who for

    0.1 ITB 1 FT

    Schmeical
    Doherty, Mendy, Alonso, TAA
    Salah, Hazard, Fraser
    Aguero, Jimenez, Vardy

    (Speroni, Schurlle, AWB, H-Odoi)

    1. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      for Jimenez

      1. Bat Man
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Agree

  24. Pedropony
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 29 days ago

    had a brilliant start was 1.5k at one point last 3 weeks have dried up so wildcard pulled.

    what you think?
    ryan/fabianski, (good rotation)
    robertson luiz laporte jonny wb
    hazard salah maddison fraser hojiberg
    auba arnie mitro
    Not convinced i can go without aguero i had planned on shipping him at some point (dont think he will last season) would like firminhno in also....
    decisions....

    1. Pedropony
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      if i could have firminhno and auba i could live without kun

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Dropping Salah for Sigurdsson/Mane can give cash for Mitrovic to Firmino

  25. FFFrøg⭐️
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Morning all, not been round these parts for a while but would appreciate some help with my CL fantasy wildcard. Currently at 183 OR so hoping to preserve that. This is my current draft, and I've already used my limitless wildcard. Looking to exploit the back to back nice fixtures but also wary of Bayern and Real's domestic form in particular despite their fixtures.

    Alisson Olsen
    Kimmich TAA Varane Militao (Porto) Nagatomo
    Salah Coutinho Ziyech Sancho 4m
    Lewa Mbappe Depay

    0ITB

    Thoughts?

    1. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      why TAA over robbertson? also do not like varane if you are going for madrid def then go for ramos or marcelo for attacking returns, paying 5.5 for a defender in bad form just for cs potential (which real blows quite often even when in good form) is too much, i would go for valencia defender- piccini 4.5 and use extra 1 mil to upgrade nagatomo or 4mil defender to someone who can come off your bench as good bench is more important here then in pl.
      rest not bad, quite similar to my team

      1. CROCosta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        edit- upgrade nagatomo or the 4mil MID

  26. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    2FT 0.3 ITB

    Ederson Hamer
    Alonso Trippier TAA Holebas AWB
    Salah Pogba Maddison Fraser Stephens
    Kane Mitro Deeney

    Thinking Deeney & Pogba > Arnie & Martial, any better ideas?

    1. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Chasing points on Martial, he does this every year. He'll go quiet for 2-3 months now

      1. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Anyone else you'd suggest for 7.4? I was thinking that too

  27. flynner25
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is Holding going to keep his place in the Arsenal starting 15?

    Thinking of doing if he is.

    Mane, King, Alonso -> Hazard, Arnie and Holding

    Also looking at Holebas and Zabaleta

    All of this is dependent on injury news for Mané and Hazard during the week.

  28. HD7
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Current Team:

    Dubravka
    Walker Robbo TAA Alonso
    Hazard Richa Fraser Sterling
    Arnie Aguero

    Subs: Hamer, WanB, Hughes, Kamara

    Wondering whether to clear my faults TAA Sterling (-8) with the WC:

    (7 changes)

    Fab
    Mendy Robbo Duffy Alonso
    Hazard Richa Maddy Salah
    Arnie Aguero

    Subs: Hamer, WanB, Murphy, Success

  29. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    I have 2 FTS and am thinking of using them this week. I have Walcott who is kind of stinking up my team a bit. So what would you do?
    A. Walcott and Kane to Salah and Wilson/6.9
    B. Mane and Kane to Salah and Vardy/Firmino

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A looks good if Mane is passed fit

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yes it would be good to not lose a Liverpool attacker and get rid of Walcott.

    2. RustyBz
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I'd definitely keep Mané unless he's confirmed out. Kane to one of the Arsenal boys?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Been thinking but last week was the week I think.

    3. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A out of those but shame you are .1 off Arnie...

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        It really is.

        1. Lemongrab
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Anyone else you could swap out, I get you're going to want Salah this week but a -4 might be worth it rather than getting Wilson

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            I'll have a look lemon.

    4. Lovren an elevator
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Salah and Mitro possible?

      1. sfsfsfe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Dont go wilson for 1 fixture, after fullham bournemouth are going to struggle

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I was going to post my full team but people don't respond.
        I have Mitro.

  30. Tinmen
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Folks, is it worth swapping Kane to Auba/Laca with my FT?

    I just have the feeling I will regret it

    1. Rodney
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Definitely worth it as you'll be able to upgrade another position. I got rid of Kane last week and am happy to roll on without him.

    2. GoonerByron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I'm considering it.. I done Auba -> Kane 2 weeks ago, making me miss around 40 extra points I would have got 🙁

    3. Play Pal
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I'm thinking of making a similar move, but fixtures are tempting me to do Kane -> Vardy instead of one of the Arsenal boys

    4. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Fixtures get a bit harder for Arsenal now as a minor word of caution. That said they seem to be scoring well so it's hard to disagree. Personally I like Arnie's fixtures and upgrade elsewhere?

    5. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Well Kane our anyway.