Scout Notes

Comeback specialists Man United beat in-form Bournemouth

The start of Bournemouth’s tough run of fixtures ended in defeat as Manchester United came from behind on Saturday lunch-time.

However, there was much to be positive about for those Fantasy managers keeping faith in Cherries assets.

We’ve got all the talking points from that match in this latest Scout Notes article…

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United

Goals: Callum Wilson (£6.6m) | Anthony Martial (£7.4m), Marcus Rashford (£6.7m)

Assists: Junior Stanislas (£6.0m) | Alexis Sánchez (£10.0m)

Bournemouth’s attacking players sent a message to Fantasy managers considering selling them with their performances against Manchester United. Despite losing the game in stoppage time, Callum Wilson (£6.6m), Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) and David Brooks (£5.1m) all starred in a first-half where the Cherries could have scored four or five times.

Wilson swept Bournemouth into a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when he latched on the end of Junior Stanislas‘ (£6.0m) cross. That was his seventh goal involvement in five matches although it was only his second goal of the season at the Vitality Stadium. Curiously, prior to Saturday’s opener, he had not found the net there since the Gameweek 1 win over Cardiff.

The fact that Stanislas started the game was down to the absence of the injured Joshua King (£6.4m) for the second week in a row. Eddie Howe used a 3-4-3 formation in the 3-0 win at Fulham last time out but opted for a 4-4-2 against the Red Devils. He pushed midfielder Brooks further up the pitch to play centre-forward alongside Wilson, allowing Stanislas to take his place on the right flank.

Brooks can consider himself very unlucky not to have come away with attacking returns as he took to the striker’s role with aplomb. No player had more than his five shots on goal in the match.

“Today was a different role for Brooks and he did very well again, and was behind a lot of our creative football. It is a very demanding league physically and questions are to be asked defensively but he has done that very quickly.” – Eddie Howe

Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) also looked lively, with the Scottish winger enjoying the first chance of the afternoon. A Chris Smalling (£5.8m) error allowed Fraser to go clear through on goal, but he took too many touches in the penalty area and ran too far wide to trouble David de Gea (£5.8m) with his finish.

With a trip to Newcastle up next for Bournemouth, Wilson, Fraser and Brooks will have all earned at least one more week in Fantasy squads, maybe more.

For most of the first half, Manchester United were just as flat as Bournemouth were brilliant. In conceding the opening goal, Manchester United still have just one clean sheet this season. Only Fulham have fewer than that so far.

Romelu Lukaku (£10.8m) missed out on the starting XI for the second time in a row but on this occasion did not even make the bench. Mourinho revealed in the build-up to the game that the Belgian forward had picked up an injury after Friday’s press conference.

“In training yesterday, after the press conference, he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days. So Lukaku has not come and we decided to start with Alexis.” – Jose Mourinho

Going forward they offered little and it really needed a moment of leadership to kick them into motion. They got it after 30 minutes when Paul Pogba (£8.0m) sprinted back nearly 50 yards to make an important tackle on Fraser. That must have given his team-mates the lift they needed as they ended up equalising with their first clear-cut chance.

Ashley Young (£5.7m) and Alexis Sánchez (£10.0m) combined well on the overlap down the right flank, and the Chiléan’s cross into the penalty area was fired home by Anthony Martial (£7.4m). That represented a fourth straight league match in which the Frenchman has scored. There were also encouraging signs for those interested the underlying statistics. In the three matches prior to Gameweek 11, Martial had scored four goals from just six shots. That was an average of just two per match, but at Bournemouth Martial registered four attempts on goal. If he can sustain that level of attacking intent, his Fantasy appeal will only increase. It will be intriguing to see if his popularity will continue to rise with a trip to Manchester City up next.

It was another match in which Manchester United were significantly better in the second half compared to the first. Jose Mourinho admitted he was surprised to see yet another poor showing in the opening 45 minutes.

“I can’t understand. My assistants were saying to me before the game that we had the best warm-up of the season. We were very focussed and had great intensity. The week was a very good week of work so I can’t believe how poorly we started. At half time, I thought I was the luckiest manager in the Premier League. Because to be 1-1 in a half when it should have been like 5-2 or 6-2. We were really lucky because we were really poor. Defensively awful. Absolutely awful. And I look at the whole of my team when I say that, not just my defenders.” – Jose Mourinho

In the second 45 minutes, United were the much better side, especially after Mourinho made a double substitution in the 56th minute. Marcus Rashford (£6.7m) and Ander Herrera (£5.0m) were introduced for Juan Mata (£6.2m) and Fred (£5.6m), in a move that Mourinho was particularly proud of come the full-time whistle.

“I think I was happy in bringing Ander to the game because normally the intention, when you are looking for a result, is to bring on attacking players or in theory to make attacking changes. I felt that the team needed a player like Ander to give us balance in that position, to give us more pressure, to recover the ball faster and to protect better.” – Jose Mourinho

After half-time inspiration and second-half chances, United had several chances to take the lead. The closest they came was when a Young free-kick hit the bar and rebounded to substitute Rashford. His shot was blocked by Nathan Aké (£5.0m) before Pogba’s effort was cleared off the line by Brooks.

United’s winning goal was another earned through the stoppage-time efforts of Pogba. His cross into the box reached Rashford before Adam Smith‘s (£4.5m) attempted clearance took it out of his control. The ball was still loose enough for the United striker to lash home.

Fantasy managers may want to see more improvement in first halves before considering signing their attacking players en masse, especially with Man City up next.

“I think they [Bournemouth] were much better in the first half and we were much better in the second. I think we cannot give the first 20, 25 minutes away because that makes our games more difficult. I think the attitude in the second half and the last ten minutes of the first half was fantastic but I want us to be a whole-game team. Against Everton we were good. We want to be a team that plays that well in a whole game.” – Ander Herrera

“Strong but calm (words were said at half-time) and I start by being possible. I said it is impossible to play worse than we did so the second half will be better for sure.” – Jose Mourinho

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Begovic; A Smith, Aké, S Cook, Francis; Fraser (Ibe 74′), Lerma, L Cook (Gosling 68′), Stanislas (Surman 91′); Brooks, Wilson.

Manchester United XI (4-3-3): De Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Fred (Herrera 56′), Matic, Pogba, Mata (Rashford 56′), Martial, Sanchez (Lingard 78′).

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2,726 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Demel
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    My rank has doubled this week. I hope you have all had better weeks. Are you looking at a green or red arrow this week?

    1. Jacky boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      What is an average week color?
      Yellow?

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Grey. No movement is a grey dash.

    2. NX rising
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      too early to tell with chelski n citeh still to play

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        There won't be much movement unless you don't own the main assets from their teams.

        1. NX rising
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          5 from those teams w aguero captain.

          but that's not the point, many of their players have high ownership, so their results will likely matter even if u don't hold their assets. cause those around your overall rank will have them!

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            They do matter a little. They are all owned between 50-80% which means 20-50% of players don't own them. It does make a difference on rank. Albeit not huge significant boosts.

    3. andywalks5300
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Even before city and Chelsea play this is a gw I want to forget very quickly! 9pts with 17 on bench between jimi and Westwood!

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Jimi is nicely tucked away on my bench as 2nd sub.

    4. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Small red arrow for me. But I expect to remain in

      1. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Crap. Forgot how the less than sign impacts posts. Expect to be in the top 1000 so although I’d rather have a green, I’m not losing sleep over a small red. Working through fixture swings while also preparing for the next big one

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Already putting the prep into GW15?

          1. Rust Cohle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Yes. 10-15 is mostly mixed fixtures for everyone. Those that aren’t mixed are either longer term plays or play for teams that are hit or miss for supplying FPL points. I’m sure anyone can find an exception to this general observation, but I’m not performing surgery on my team for GW10-15.

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              I agree. It does potentially look like a good time to wildcard after these mixed fixtures. I was hoping to hold off and play it at the back end of December. But it will involve a bit of good planning and luck.

              1. Rust Cohle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                Already played my WC which is why I’m making small tweaks now for the future and then likely mini WC when the fixtures shift. Then hope for the best.

                1. Demel
                  • 7 Years
                  8 days, 7 hours ago

                  That seems sensible.

    5. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Mine has (more than) halved so far, having doubled 2 weeks ago. Keep the head up

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Congrats. It is my 1st poor week so it was due. My team looks on paper in good nick next week.

    6. POLSKA GOLA
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Me too, dropped from 30k to 60k with Arnie the only player with points return so far, still have 3 City and 3 Chelsea to play though

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        You should gain a boost with all of those still to go. Arnie is my only saving grace.

    7. tambourineman
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Rank quadrupled here, 10pts and massive red with only really Dilva to recover the damage left as nearly everyone has Aguero (c), Hazard, Alonso and Mendy

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Ouch! At least I had Arnie. 10 points from Silva would help.

    8. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Same here mate.
      Dropped from 32k OR to 65k!

      It’s a rollercoaster this game

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Have you got any chance of recovery left with players still to go?

        1. donlobatto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Basically none as I only have (K)un, Mendy, Haz and Alonso to go but so does everyone else

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Perhaps a small green from here (depending on Mitro).

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Yeh hoping Mitro doesn’t punish me too hard. He went out for Success to fund AWB to Mendy

              1. Demel
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                We can both hope for a Mitro blank. Mendy looks the better long term pick.

    9. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Making slow and steady progress from OR 1,6M to 320k, only 1 red arrow in 8 weeks, very happy with that

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Good work. Nice recovery.

      2. photek
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 6 hours ago

        nicely done. similar for me, gone from 1.3m to inside 500k in the last 5.

    10. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Small green today (46k to 45k) but I really think will turn into red (no kun)

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        I guess it depends if he blanks.

    11. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Down 2k so far. Will probably end up with very little movement if my remaining players all do well. Maybe a green if Mitrovic somehow delivers. But after 3 consecutive greens I am not going to cry about it if I drop slightly.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Solid work. One Mitro goal should do enough to ensure a small rise.

    12. firetog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Mine has halved but I only have Mendy, Alonso and Hazard to play so I suspect I’ll be back to where I started at the beginning of the week once it’s all over.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        It really depends on Kun.

    13. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      small green at the 'mo.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Congrats

    14. pjomara
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Rank doubling mightn't be that bad if it's from 2 -> 4, but if it's 2.5m -> 5.0m it's not so good.

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        3k to 6k. Overall things are still good it is just a poor gameweek.

    15. bored by december
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      small green up into top 700 mark, outrageous luck these first 10GW's

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Well done! Top 1k is always impressive.

        1. bored by december
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          thanks man, got some tricky transfer decisions on the horizon i fear though so could see that change soon.

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Good luck. If in doubt (transfer wise) do nothing.

  2. PL Ball
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    What to do with Firmino? Fulham (H) next.

    Sell for Vardy? (Already have Arnie)

    1. Nomar
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Who else do you have from Liv.

      I’d be tempted to get Laca or Auba instead of Vardy. Arsenal look like they’re going to score past everyone at the moment.

      1. PL Ball
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Mane and Robbo.

        Laca/Auby also a good shout.

    2. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Firmino came on in midfield recently and played so so deep yesterday. I’d lose him tbh

    3. Stoic
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Keep for Fulham

    4. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Keep for Fulham for sure, then swap to Vardy if he still doesn't look like scoring. Pool could destroy Fulham so he could easily get something imo.

      1. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 3 hours ago

        This^ He did hit the woodwork yesterday and it was Arsenal. He could brace and assist vs Fulham. That you would not never forget. Yet swap to Mané or Salah is ok.

    5. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      And always involves some luck.

  3. Sting
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    i need to take the -4 i planned to do this week, but instead wanted to give maddison ‘one last chance’.

    so how to get arnie in for mitro?

    A) Hojbjerg to Hudson Odoi
    B) Maddison to Pereyra
    C) Doherty to Jonny
    D) Aguero to Laca

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      D

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      B

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Not sure about Pereyra, but would stop giving those one last chances.

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I wouldn't do C or D if that helps.

    5. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A if you have good back up defenders

    6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      B

  4. #FPLGuru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Gw7 or: 13k
    Gw11 current or 172k

    🙁

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Ouch

    2. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      GW 4 i was 622k
      Gw 8 I was 85k
      Now at 237k

      I just enjoy the ride, will be lots of ups and downs for the rest of the year.

      1. #FPLGuru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Nice work pal I usually have played catch up feel I do better when I chase lol

        Mayb it’s a good thing

        1. Rage Against The Raheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanks mate. Could be a good thing as seen lots of people saying they are at a high OR and talking about playing it safe, this early on.... If you are chasing you could make decisions that rise you up the ranks, and have more fun.

          1. #FPLGuru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Agree a lot

            Thanks Mann this makes me feel better

            Good luck for the rest of the season

            1. Rage Against The Raheem
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Always look on the bright side of life! No worries mate, good luck for the season to you as well.

    3. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Gw7 OR: 8k
      Gw11 current or 18k

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    How many captained Aguero?
    Was Hazard second most captained?
    Points prediction for both today?

    1. Sting
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      search fpl discovery

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Aguero 72%
      Hazard second with 8.9%

  6. Gaffa914
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Transferring Richarlison instead of Maddison wasn’t the greatest transfer...

    1. #FPLGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I binned richa over moura 2 gws ago

      Binned moura this gw

      Fml

      1. Nomar
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Timing is everything.

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        That is awful luck. In fairness I would have sold Moura if I had him this week. He looked like a flash in the fantasy pan.

    2. NX rising
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      ouch

    3. photek
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      i took out maddy for mahrez, it was almost richarlison too. he wasn't in great form before his brace yesterday

  7. Eytexi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Is absolutely anybody with me wanting a Southampton goal, Aguero blank, and Alonso goal and clean sheet? Anyone?

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Not me. I want the template to win out today and give me a small rank boost.

      1. Eytexi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Alonso captain and no City defence has me quaking.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Agree 66,7 percent

    3. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Triple City defense here, so no

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Wow you'd love a 0-0 then

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A Southampton goal definitely.

  8. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    The guys who whine and cry more than the bereaved here on FFS are actually the ones with good overall ranks. Isn't it interesting, when a guy curses and vows to quit this game only for you to check his rank and find out that they have an impressive 4-digit rank? The scums are worse than the humble braggers IMO. People need to be classy at times. They are taking the shine from people who had legit gameweek mares and it is just not classy at all.

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      My rank's doubled to 1k. Boohoo me

      1. teriyaki 69
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        I think you understand what I'm talking about. Isn't it pathetic?

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          People wirh awful ranks mostly don't post here regularly. If they did, they'd have better ranks.

          So you have a combination of people here having a higher average rank, and the increasing a cuteness with which bad weeks are felt as you climb the ranks into more concentrated ground. It's natural

          Personally what I absolutely cannot stand and what keeps me from here on the weekend bar the occasional hot topic/price change checks and a glance at the most recent page is the constant whining and b1tching from all quarters mid GW. It's absolutey repellent and pathetic, a completely unnecessary guff of rancid hot arse air. I imagine this tendency towards a lack of patience and self control is reflected in their team management

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I won't take this personally (oh, actually I think it was intended to be personal). I simply pointed out that I hadn't had a great week and asked how others had done. I think you are the one being dramatic with that post.

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 2 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        I agree with this - it's natural to be upset with a bad week, no matter what your ranking is. I accept that people do turn it into humble brags though. I like to see people take pride in good ranks and own it, not look to subtly brag and disguise it as failure.

        1. teriyaki 69
          • 1 Year
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          "subtly disguise it as a failure" couldn't have put it any better.

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      My rank is 3 digits and I'm not complaining 😉

      1. Demel
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        How is it in the land where Eagles soar? 🙂

        1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
          • 2 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          It's important to understand that nothing changes. There is no magic in being this high, and you have to stay calm and confident that you can still push for green arrows. Never had a start like this before so I intend to make the most of it.

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Good luck!

            1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
              • 2 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Thank you, you too!

          2. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Same here. It's easier being this high because ownership becomes so crucial to maintaining rank. Differentials are relatively unimportant, minimized at least, to trying to claw a couple of points advantage without giving up chunks of ground. Far easier here than 50K

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 7 hours ago

              Non-ownership is where differentials are affected. Me not owning Richarlson or Wilson is a differential (which has backfired). It is more about Who You don't own vs who you do own out of about 15 template players.

              1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 days, 7 hours ago

                My differential was to go without Arnie and Fab. I think both Mitro and Arnie are going to struggle to SCORE v HUD so I've held Mitro and gone with my FT on Lossl. Will draft Arnie game after next. His score yesterday was covered fortunately by Rich/Wilson ownership

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Nice work!

  9. #FPLGuru
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Considering

    A) Kane + guendouzi > Salah(c) + success (-8)

    Thoughts?

    Feel Salah has the fixtures to kick on

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Not for -8.

      1. #FPLGuru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Not going through Fulham game without him lol

        1. Demel
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          I get that but I wouldn't touch a -8 for it.

    2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Salah owner here but I think-8 is too much. There's a chance that success in is not a long term move for you

      1. #FPLGuru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Would be fodder

        Really feel Salah will destroy that defence

        Also own robbo and mane so I’m thinking they could cover my pts hit

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 6 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          In that case bring it on

          Might double up Salah mane myself

          1. #FPLGuru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah I think it will reap rewards bro

            Good luck

    3. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Madness

  10. NX rising
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    vardy is due a few goals but i wouldn't trade firmino with those upcoming fixtures if u already have him. unless u are getting rid to open a 3rd pool space

  11. TheTinman
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    A) Ederson +13pts
    B) Mendy, Hazzard, Mitrovic

    Who you backing?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      a

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Draw

    3. Pogboom
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A

    4. NX rising
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      B by a bit

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A = 6 + 13 = 19
      B = 9 + 5 + 2 = 16

    6. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A

    7. Nomar
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      In the ideal scenario, B should win comfortably.

      The way this GW has gone though.......

      But seriously, something is majorly wrong here if Haz, Mendy and Mitrovic, playing against the set of dross they’re playing against today and tomorrow, don’t do serious pointage damage.

  12. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Anyone know why Arnie celebrated in Tarkowski's face when he scored?

    Is there beef?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      He messed up and basically gave the ball away for the goal.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Surely you'd have some respect as a striker and mute the celebration a bit

        I think there is past beef

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 days, 7 hours ago

          Arnie got tackled earlier and looked to be limping for a bit. Think that was Tarkowski.

    2. #FPLGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Wondered this

      Must have been taunting him or niggling at him I’m guessing

      1. Nomar
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Should have gotten a yellow flag and a 15 yard penalty after the restart.

    3. DAZZ
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A couple of minutes before the goal tarkowski clattered into arnie very late, completely missed the ball, and arnie was hobbling for a while. Think he remembered this when Tarkowski made a mistake leading to arnies goal.

  13. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Thoughts please? 1 FT, 4.3 itb

    A. Knockaert to Mane/Maddy/martial/rich/siggy
    B. Mitro to Vardy/Firminho
    C. Knockaert & Mitro to Brooks & Kun (-4)

    Front line of

    Haz Salah Fraser knockaert billing
    Mitro Arnie Wilson

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      C

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A's the best transfer, but B to sell Mitro perhaps the most sensible.

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      A and C both look really good.

    4. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Thanks all

  14. Invincibles
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    45 with Alonso Mendy Hazard Aguero to play. Up to 90k.

    Annoyingly captained Mane though so hoping Aguero doesn’t bag a brace..

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Unlucky with Mane (c) as he had a legit goal disallowed

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Lucky with Mané gw1 when his illegitimate goal was allowed

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      You should finish with a good rank boost regardless.

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Doing much better than me. The Mane disallowed goal was very frustrating.

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Same and cpt Salah, 49 points.. Green arrow from 39k to 20k

  15. Weasel51
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Dropped 50 places with 29 points even with Arnie + Wilson. Thought I was doing well.

  16. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Anybody knows why Lovren wasn't in the squad yesterday?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Groin problem

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Thanks mate

  17. nkhoughton
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Hate waiting a week to make 2 transfers for price changes

    Gonna have to downgrade Doherty in order to fund

    Maddi/trip to Martial/Richi & City def

    1. Invincibles
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 21 hours ago

      Rich and mendy

  18. Hail Hydra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    How long Deeney out? Want to get Success but worry about his game time when Deeney back

    1. Demel
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      He was poor and will be straight out when he returns. He could lose his place to Gray prior to that.

      1. Hail Hydra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Cheers Demel. Didn't watch Watford game, but his stats tempting me

  19. aborg
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Who like me is pining his hopes on Sterling to deliver this afternoon? I have him captain and don't have Aguero.

    1. #FPLGuru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I’m the same

      1. aborg
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 7 hours ago

        Good luck to us mate. I hope he plays because my vice-captain is on Mane !!
        You think he plays?

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Mark is!

  20. Red.Devil
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Points prediction for these players today?

    Kun
    Mendy
    Haz
    Alonso
    Mitro

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      6 7 2 2 2

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      6
      12
      1
      6
      5

    3. aborg
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      You forgot Sterling!!!

  21. FleckyT
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Which combination?

    A) Salah | Maddi | Ings (Current players in my team)
    B) Mane | Mahrez | Arni

    1. bored by december
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      b

  22. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Didn’t watch the Hammers game yesterday. How was Arnie? Should I use my FT to take Mitro out for him?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      Don't have him and was sceptical about his fitness. But he looked good and I was wrong, so yeah I'd do that.

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 7 hours ago

      I didn't watch it either, but yes, Arnie is a much better option.

  23. Schliegs
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 7 hours ago

    Thinking ahead yes but;

    Ryan
    Alonso Mendy Robbo Doherty
    Haz Salah Maddison Fraser
    Kun Wilson

    Button Success Gunnarsson Wan B

    Thinking Fraser > Brooks, bank the cash? (Very happy with current team and current/upcoming fixtures)

    1. photek
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      personally i'd lose him for someone else. 3 hard fixtures in the next 5

  24. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 6 hours ago

    Too late to get Wilson in?

    1. photek
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 6 hours ago

      his fixtures don't look great after the newcastle game

  25. Tiger
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    First time over 100pts score this year. Happy bunny! Sterling (c), Aguero, Rich, Arnie, Wilson.

  26. Jᴀʀᴠɪsʜ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 1 hour ago

    Haz assist

  27. BigRedDog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 23 hours ago

    100 + Mitro to go! Thank the FPL Gods!