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The FPL Digest: Felipe Anderson, Huddersfield and a GW15 Wildcard

Our Gameweek 11 coverage ends with this regular look back at a player, team and discussion point that attracted our interest in the weekend’s matches.

Our focused player and team actually meet each other this Saturday, but both are Felipe Anderson (£6.8m) and Huddersfield Town‘s defence are worthy of deeper scrutiny following their performances in Gameweek 11.

We also ponder when FPL managers still sitting on their first Wildcards might decide to use their prized chip.

The Player – Felipe Anderson

While we have discussed the pros and cons of Marko Arnautovic, Grady Diangana and West Ham’s defence in recent weeks, Anderson’s 13-point haul against Burnley last weekend prompted us to take a closer look at the mercurial Brazilian.

The summer signing from Lazio certainly appeals from a fixtures point of view, with the Hammers only facing Manchester City of the “big six” sides between now and Gameweek 22.

West Ham, indeed, sit top of our Season Ticker from now until January 2019.

Anderson is the seventh-most-bought FPL midfielder ahead of Gameweek 12, a predictable market trend given his double-digit haul against the Clarets and availability in the same price bracket as the most-sold midfielder of this round of fixtures: Leicester City’s James Maddison (£6.9m).

There was certainly nothing wrong with some of Anderson’s underlying statistics this weekend: no FPL midfielder had more goal attempts, efforts from inside the opposition box or shots on target than the Brazilian in Gameweek 12 and indeed he had more shots on goal than any player on show at the London Stadium on Saturday – even Arnautovic.

Anderson also made two key passes, one of which resulted in a “big chance” for Arnautovic that the Austrian striker spurned.

The Brazilian midfielder certainly passed Gregor and many others’ eye test at the weekend and could well have emerged from West Ham’s 4-2 win with a Gameweek 12 score better than Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.1m), given that two of his other shots on goal either clipped the woodwork or were cleared off the line.

Anderson’s creativity, rather than his goal threat, had marked him out as a possible mid-price FPL candidate for this run of fixtures and the Brazilian ranks ninth among midfielders for key passes in 2018/19 – despite the Hammers having faced five of the “big six” sides in the opening 11 Gameweeks.

Here is where we urge caution, however.

Anderson has only created two big chances this campaign (one of which was for Arnautovic on Saturday) and more than doubled his season’s total for shots in the box in the victory over the Clarets last weekend.

Before Saturday, Anderson had been averaging less than one shot per appearance in the Premier League.

The Brazilian has also recorded fewer penalty box touches in 2018/19 than 31 other FPL midfielders, despite starting all 11 of the Hammers’ matches and lasting 90 minutes in seven of them.

Never underestimate Burnley’s unfortunate ability to make an FPL asset all-the-more attractive, either – Ross Barkley (£5.9m) delivered a 17-point haul against Sean Dyche’s side in Gameweek 10 before putting in an anonymous showing against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Clarets have conceded more shots on goal, efforts on target and big chances than any top-flight side this season.

It was only last week that we were discussing Anderson’s pitiful showing in the Carabao Cup defeat to Spurs (after a similarly anonymous display against the Lilywhites in Gameweek 9) and his manager acknowledged that the ex-Lazio star owed the Hammers’ fans a performance:

Well, Felipe scored two goals and made an assist and missed two goals more!

I said, when you asked me about Felipe [before the game], that nobody was happy with his performance, but the first one who wasn’t happy was him.

He knew what he must do and he has 100 per cent commitment for the club, so I was absolutely sure he was going to produce this performance in this game and he never had any chance not to be in the starting XI. That was a decision I had taken and I spoke about with him a lot of days ago.

It may be that Saturday’s display gives Anderson’s season a kick-start and the confidence boost he needs, but with the improving Huddersfield Town (see below) and Manchester City to come in the next two matches, we await further evidence from Anderson regarding his viability as a mid-price midfield asset.

The Team – Huddersfield Town

Cardiff City aside, Huddersfield Town are perhaps the least-appealing Premier League team of 2018/19 from a Fantasy perspective – or at least have been until the last few weeks.

While we will be staying well clear of their FPL midfielders and attackers (the Terriers having scored a league-low five goals this season), David Wagner’s side have been showing steady signs of improvement in defence just in time for an appealing run of fixtures between now and mid-January.

While trips to Bournemouth, Arsenal and Manchester United are a deterrent, the Terriers’ home fixtures are the best in the division up to and including Gameweek 21 – the West Yorkshire club welcome West Ham, Brighton, Newcastle, Southampton and Burnley to the John Smith’s Stadium in their next five matches on home soil, all of whom sit in the bottom half of the table for goals scored and shots on target registered.

A Huddersfield stopper, then, could be used as a fifth defender in rotation for those favourable home fixtures over the next ten Gameweeks.

Our analysis of Huddersfield’s defence was not so much prompted by Monday night’s clean sheet against Fulham (only their second of the season) but the underlying numbers beneath their recent displays.

Remarkably, Town have allowed fewer big chances than any other side in the Premier League over the last four Gameweeks – all of which arrived in the chastening 3-0 defeat at Watford.

Given that the focus of this piece is predominantly on the Terriers’ home fixtures, the fact that only Manchester City and Liverpool have allowed fewer big chances on home soil than Wagner’s side this season also makes for encouraging reading.

This is a particularly noteworthy achievement given that Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool have all visited West Yorkshire in 2018/19.

Huddersfield are in fact one of only two clubs to have prevented Liverpool from registering a big chance in a league game this season.

Just three clubs have allowed fewer shots on target than the Terriers in home matches this season, meanwhile.

Nineteen of the 21 goals that the Terriers have conceded this season have come in matches against sides in the top half of the Premier League table (nine were shipped in the first two Gameweeks) with Wagner’s troops conceding on just two occasions in four fixtures against fellow strugglers Fulham, Cardiff, Burnley and Crystal Palace.

As he proved on Monday evening, Christopher Schindler (£4.3m) appears to be the main goal threat at the back – no Huddersfield defender has recorded more attempts on goal, shots in the box or penalty box touches than the German centre-half this season.

A word though on Chris Lowe (£4.4m), who was unfortunate not to collect an assist for his side’s winning goal against Fulham for the cross that ultimately led to Timothy Fosu-Mensah deflecting Schindler’s header into his own net.

Lowe’s attacking potential is all-the-more great in a wing-back system, which Wagner has employed in five of Huddersfield’s six home matches this season and will surely again use against West Ham on Saturday after the result on Monday night.

Only three defenders have delivered more crosses in 2018/19 than Lowe, who has also taken 19 corners for his side this season.

Lowe is also out-performing his fellow Huddersfield defenders on the Bonus Points System.

The Fantasy community are hardly going to rush out and snap up a Terriers defender based on what we have outlined above or even factoring in their excellent fixtures.

With many FPL bosses considering Aaron-Wan Bissaka (£4.3m) and Matt Doherty (£4.9m) as budget season-keepers, room may be short for another cut-price defensive option in our squads.

The Huddersfield backline at least, though, deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Newcastle’s and Brighton’s, both of whose defenders have been tipped up in the Fantasy community in recent weeks.

The Talking Point – A Gameweek 15 Wildcard

At the point of the Gameweek 11 deadline, around 3.8 million FPL managers had yet to use their first Wildcard.

A large proportion of that figure will be accounted for by ghost teams and “casuals”, but there remains a significant number of Fantasy bosses who have been sitting on their prized chip for longer than they would have perhaps anticipated at the start of 2018/19.

The question of when to deploy their Wildcard will no doubt be at the forefront of these managers’ minds and the consensus in the Fantasy community seems to be that sometime around Gameweek 15 might be the time to pull the trigger.

The fixture turns for a number of clubs around this point is reason enough to give the Wildcard deployment consideration.

Spurs are the main beneficiaries of this swing: after their trip to the Emirates in Gameweek 14, Mauricio Pochettino’s side then only face one fellow member of the “big six” group – Manchester United – in the subsequent 13 Gameweeks.

Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) and Dele Alli (£8.9m) may be fully integrated back into the starting XI by that point to offer us some differential premium midfield picks, while Harry Kane (£12.4m) has an audition of sorts over the next month in order to force his way back into our thinking ahead of this excellent sequence of matches.

The worst of Arsenal’s fixtures will be over by Gameweek 16, meanwhile, and the Gunners welcome Huddersfield, Burnley, Fulham and Cardiff to the Emirates from then until Gameweek 24. Unai Emery’s side also have away days at Southampton and Brighton during this spell.

Those FPL managers who have resisted premium strikers this season may re-think their strategies with Alexandre Lacazette (£9.7m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) re-entering the forward equation – if they weren’t already prominent in our thoughts – at the beginning of December.

A trip to Liverpool aside, Manchester United also have a fine run of matches from Gameweeks 16-21, coming up against Fulham, Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle in December and early January.

Plans could also be set in motion for Gameweek 17, when Manchester City’s fixture run eases considerably – from that point onwards, they face only Liverpool of the “big six” until early February.

Chelsea also avoid any of their fellow title challengers from Gameweeks 17-22.

Liverpool, by contrast, have the worst run of fixtures on our Season Ticker between Gameweeks 17-21.

After encounters with Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City in Gameweeks 13 and 14, Wolves’ fixtures are among the most unappealing in the division with Chelsea, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester City to face between Gameweeks 15 and 22.

For those FPL managers who are still harbouring non-playing bench fodder, meanwhile, a Gameweek 15/16/17 Wildcard would be a good time to stock up on budget options who are guaranteed playing time ahead of the packed festive schedule.

Over Christmas and New Year last season, Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Sadio Mane (£9.8m), Andrew Robertson (£6.4m), Eden Hazard (£11.3m) and Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m) all missed at least one game through rotation, illness or injury.

Kane and Raheem Sterling (£11.1m), meanwhile, were among the players who served up an irritating “one-pointer” off the bench.

While there is nothing that can be done regarding those cameo substitute appearances, winter Wildcarders can at least ensure they have a playing squad of 13 outfielders before we encounter the turbulence that the festive pile-up brings.

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  1. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Burnley can make anyone look good

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Random but true

      1. pjomara
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Not random, it's a follow on comment from the article!

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      i'm on board with this comment

    3. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hmmm yeah

    4. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Sadly, correct.

      1. Grievez
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Victims of their own success. A.K.A Europa League

  2. Jamsen88
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Patricio / Hamer
    Mendy Alonso Trippier AWB Bennett
    Mane Rich Fraser Haz Boiling
    Kun Arnie Ings

    A) Bennett to Robbo GW 12. Then Fraser to Martial for GW 13.
    OR
    B) Save transfer this GW. Ings to 4.3 fodder and Rich to Sterling + 1.0 itb.
    What do you guys think? A or B?

    1. TRHero
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I like A

    2. pjomara
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Who's the autocorrect in mid?

      1. Jamsen88
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Billing (4.5)

  3. TRHero
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Alisson
    Mendy robbo Alonso
    Hazard rich Madison preyera
    Aguero arnie firmino
    Bench: button Doherty Bennet Hojberg

    I keep putting faith in Firmino and he keeps blanking...playing much deeper too.
    He's gotta go.

    2FTs 0.5 in bank
    Firmino + madisson -> Murray + Mane

    Thoughts ?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      yeah, why not, you've limited yourself with double pool def assets on their attacking players. Mane is a better pick than Bobby. Murray has good fixtures but I prefer Wilson at that value, especially as you dont have fraser.

      1. TRHero
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I can't bring in salah for now and so there is no other attacking pool player I want.

        I prob will bring in Wilson in gw 15.

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    City v Shak
    Juve v utd

    predictions?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      3-1
      3-0

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      3-1
      2-0

  5. Wolfenix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mitrovic replacement. I might be onto something here: been (over)thinking about Mitro replacement, with Wilson, Murray, Jimenez, Zaha and even Ings as candidates (already a proud Arnie owner). The best option appears to be Wilson, but I’ve been reluctant to bring him since my main rival in my mini-league has him and I fear I missed his major hauls (plus those fixtures). Having Wilson would also mean having a 4.5 as a 5th mid (such as Camarasa, Diangana, etc.). Liked the look of Jimenez because it frees funds and allows a better 5th mid to rotate with. I then realized that Bou’s fixtures rotate incredibly well with Wolves! This would allow me to have Brooks as my differential 5th mid (and ‘cover’ Bou’s attack to an extent), and rotate him with Jimenez. Except for GW 20, when Wolves face Spurs (a) and Bou face United (a), whenever one team has a difficult fixture, the other has an easy one. Does this make any sense or I am taking crazy pills here?!
    (Sorry for the long essay)

    1. willl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Brooks doesn't cover Wilson

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      makes sense and well thought out- good luck to ya

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Could be a very fruitful rotation. Nice idea imo.

    4. Best_07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Good thinking but I don't think Brooks is a good cover for Wilson. But then I'll ask is it needed to cover Wilson lmao ? I mean, don't get me wrong, I own both Fraser and Wilson and they helped me a lot this season, but I'm still not sure they can keep up. Wilson will soon be out of pens too with King coming back.

      In my case, I'm myself in a dilema to replace Mitrovic. Or I use my 2 FTs to get Arnie or I make a straight swap to Murray or Jimenez...

    5. Wolfenix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks all, I guess I’m just looking for excuses not to sign Wilson really! Not trying to “cover” Wilson, but rather have someone from Bou’s attack

      1. willl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Just get Wilson

    6. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’m bringing in Brooks this week and Jiménez next week, had the exact same idea. Good luck

  6. Claudio555
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A. Maddison>Mane

    or

    B. Mitro>Firmino?

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A and Mitro to someone else

    2. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Definitely A.

    3. arndff_ (Howe to Train your…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Definitely B out of those two

  7. Agamenmon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anderson is a goat threat

    1. lespaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Is that what the gloves are for ?

      1. pjomara
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Velcro gloves don't work that well for goats

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          That’s why El Crudgo came back to find them traumatised.

          At least he was creative with it, but probably not wise to speculate on that.....

    2. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I've removed my potentially libellous comment about him threatening goats and have instead decided to switch focus to his footballing abilities.

  8. kuzser
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A bit uncertain what to do here.
    Obvious transfer is Mitro out, but to who?

    0.2itb, 2ft
    Foster (Patricio)
    Ram (wb, Peltier)
    Hazard mane(c) richa maddison fraser
    Aguero Arnie (mitro)

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Murray, Success, Wilson... depends what you want for the rest of your team

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mitro,fraser >> jimmy,martial
      Or ings,martial

      1. kuzser
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks.was thinking about the same, but maddison->martial next week.
        But if I do that, I'll be able to afford only Peltier->bennet (not Jonny or doherty) for wolves plum fixtures.

        What is better in that case: Maddison+Doherty or Martial and Bennet?

  9. puhd
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mane or Salah?

    Thank you!

    1. Ibra
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mane

    2. arndff_ (Howe to Train your…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah

    3. Dannyb
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mane

    4. Good Kompany
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I have Salah but probably moving him to Mane after Fulham to upgrade elsewhere... so the question is how much will the rest of your team suffer to get Salah?

  10. Ibra
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is both Anderson and Arnie too much?

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think so. Arnie is enough

    2. Takin the Schmeichel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'm taking a punt on the two of them for this excellent run of fixtures

  11. Tweedledum52
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Trent owners do we reckon he starts at the weekend?

    Think he's getting dropped myself as he's been in terrible form defensively recently.

    1. Best_07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think he will be dropped. But then, is it a good reason to ditch him ? I mean, by getting him we all knew he could be dropped a few times, somehow it justifies his price tag. Do we prefer a 5.0 that plays every week on a non top 6 team or TAA that can play 2 games out of 3 with Liverpool ?

      Personally, if I downgrade him to someone like Duffy or Fernandez I can afford Arnie as a Mitro replacement so the dilema is huge.

      1. Tweedledum52
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I've got nothing in the bank so can't upgrade him either. :/ Currently benching Doherty and wouldn't be to annoyed if he subbed on against Arsenal I guess. Long term I think he's got to go...

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      50/50 IMO. Gomez came on, but effectively played as a 3rd CB next to VVD and Matip. So was TAA taken off because he was poor or because of a tactical switch?

      VVD was pretty poor yesterday and was at fault for the first goal. Lallana, Sturridge and Matip won't start at the weekend most likely.

  12. Ahmed Adam
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Sterling to Mane?
    Any thoughts

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I’m debating the same. Salah or Mané in for Sterling. Fingers crossed it doesn’t backfire

  13. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A few of you might have seen my post yesterday about goal scoring home & away:
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2018/11/06/fpl-question-time-salah-triple-captain-and-faith-in-maddison-for-gameweek-12/?hc_page=1&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_19232755

    Anyway, I decided to add the FPL assists for these players and calculate their goal involvement(goals+assists) at home and away. Same conditions apply; at least 15 goals scored in the last season and current one combined. Quite satisfyingly 15 players made the list.

    "The homeboys"

    Aguero 75%
    Murray 67%
    Lacazette 64%
    Salah 62%
    Sterling 61%
    Morata 59%
    Aubameyang 57%
    Mane 54%

    "I'm neutral"

    Lukaku 52%
    Firmino 52%
    Arnautovic 52%

    "The away lads"

    Kane 46%
    Hazard 45%
    Mahrez 45%
    Vardy 42%

    Some thoughts:

    1) Aguero is the definition of a homeboy. 30 of his last 40 attacking returns have come at home (be careful captaining away, gw13 might be tempting).
    2) Hazard is still getting it done away (even with assists added).
    3) Murray has 0 assists in this time 🙁

    Hope I haven't made any mistakes, please correct me if you find errors.

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks mate!

    2. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Context needed for those Aguero stats boy.

      https://i.imgur.com/ZZkQRj9.png

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        So much this. People keep talking about Aguero not doing well away from home. 3 of his 4 blanks away from home were against Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham. The other was against a solid Wolves side and he hit the woodwork twice in that game.

        Didn't Kun score more away than at home last season?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          season before last*

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yes he did, my sample size isn't very big but I wanted it to be "fresh" 🙂

        2. Parm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          2014-16

          Home: 29 games, 27 goals, 4 assists, 12 blanks, 6 games with 2 or more attacking returns.
          Away: 29 games, 23 goals, 6 assists, 10 blanks, 7 games with 2 or more attacking returns.

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        What are you saying, that he scores more at home vs the non-top 6 opponents? Hardly shocking, makes him a better captain option at home as a flat track bully though.

        1. Parm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          nah. He is certainly more opponent dependent than home/away.

          You said 'be careful captaining away' but 7 goals, 1 assist in 9 starts vs the crap sides is still very good.

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I haven't considered minutes played (which I should have mentioned again today). Those stats are certainly okay.

    3. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane, huh...?

      Interesting, especially if WCing in GW15.

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        To be fair he has played zero home games in this period.

        1. El_Crudgo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Into this. Nice one.

  14. Holmes
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mitrovic to survive price drop one more day?

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Doesn’t look like it

    2. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      He's barely moved today. You're *probably* safe.

    3. Best_07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I guess so.

    4. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks like it.

      I suspect he drops on Friday.

    5. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks guys, lets see what tommorow brings...

  15. El_Crudgo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Massively regret asking him to watch my goats whilst the wife and I were away last week. Came back to find them traumatised. Where was this article then, eh?

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hate it when that happens!

      Traumatised goats on your return from a weekend break is the worst.

      1. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I tend to take the goats with me. Worth the hassle.

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Wise move. Will remember this in future.

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Where do you live? Have a number for a really reliable goat sitter.

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        So hard to find these days, too.

        Not like the old days......

    3. bigniv
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      You think your goats are traumatised?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq070U9UYm8

      jump to 1:06...

  16. El_Crudgo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Anyway, Haz to Mane for a one week punt? Don't normally do one weekers but Fulham.

    Already have Mo but rest of top ten in ML have Mane.

    1. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I actually prefer Hazard vs Everton. I can understand if you want to 'cover' the league but i'd play the risk.

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No

  17. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ings or jiminez for next few?

    1. Teomi
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ings for me

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thinking the same

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Jimmy
      Stats are incredible !!
      He'll return to his 1 return per week

  18. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Morata being rested - that is interesting.

    1. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Don’t do it. Step away from the keyboard......

    2. Only a Hazard of time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I've also been hearing good things about this Theo Walcott lad.

  19. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    If barkley plays a full 90 tomorrow I’m doing barkley + kane > salah(c) + ings (-8)

    #themaverickInMe

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Or jiminez

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mate,
      Don't sell kane now !! I would suggest hold onto him if you have mane.
      Plus Barkley will have added incentive against Everton.
      Just a suggestion

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Kane is bang out of form

        Spurs have palace then Chelsea an arsenal

        Salah has Fulham watford Everton

        Salah could easily outscore in those games

        Plus if barkley plays a full 90 tomorrow night

        Surely a big chance he misses out weekend. I’ll monitor not making moves yet

        1. Amey
          1 month, 2 days ago

          All the best!!

          1. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thanks bud appreciate and get where you’re coming from though

            But no Salah is rank killer

            No kane definitely isn’t a rank killer

            1. Amey
              1 month, 2 days ago

              That's true.
              I have none of them mane,salah.
              I am also contemplating move for either of them (-4)

              1. #FPLBhuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Good luck bro

                Definitely get at least one

                I have mane and robbo but I fear Salah so definitely plan to get him unless he’s confirmed 100% out for whatever reason, I.e. rested

                1. Amey
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Thanks bro.
                  I think salah is the one,even though it means playing Doherty in 443 for next three fixtures which can be blessing in disguise 😉
                  Let's hope Salah tears apart Fulham then.
                  Anything more than 12 will be cool return for me!!
                  Cheer's

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      #thefoolinyou

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Time will tell

        No one thought hazard > sterling(c) for a -4 was a good move either.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Aye

  20. conew
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Mitro to
    1 Wilson
    2 Jimenez

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      2

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Jimmy

    3. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Perez. Start the wagon.

    4. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Jimmy...............or Ings!

  21. Erez Avni
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    bench one

    a. fraser (away newcasle)
    b. jimenez (away arsenal)

    the logic one is jimenez but newcasle will be more confident and arsenal a bit leaking at the back...

    1. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Over thinking imo.
      Play fraser !!
      He could have easily scored 1,2 against united

      1. Erez Avni
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I agree. let me ask a harder one. I own salah and sterling, and I think the way to go this gw is bringing mane too. is it crazy doing it instead of sterling? the other option is kun & fraser out mane & wilson in for a hit...

        1. Amey
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Don't sell any of city asset (attacking) imho.
          They look in the mood to just tear any one in their path !!
          I think if you have salah its more than enough coverfor pool!!

    2. TerryVenables
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B

      1. Erez Avni
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        cheers

  22. fridge
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Foster
    Alonso. Robbo. Chilwell. Doherty
    Salah. Hazard. Maddison. Fraser
    Ings. Aguero

    Pat. Mitro* Cairney* AWB

    2FT 0 ITB

    I'm set on Mitro > Arnie but need to find 0.4 from somewhere. Annoyingly Cairney > Diangana is 0.3. Which would you do?

    A) Ings > Success
    B) Ings > Joseph
    C) Cairney > Kayal
    D) Chilwell > Balbuena

    1. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ings to kamara
      Mitro to arnie
      Upgrade fraser/mads next gw with remaining funds !!!

  23. GW12 DS, Fixture and average clean sheet odds
    G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    GW12 DS, Fixture and clean sheet odds

    Last week saw Manchester City (734DS) trounce Southampton 6-1 and Chelsea (323DS) beat Crystal Palace 3-1.

    GW11 DS accuracy was around: 72%
    Last week's stats can be found here:
    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/19131772

    GW12 Doosra stats
    ARS: 341
    BOU: 1
    BHA: -95
    BUR: -80
    CDF: 95
    CHE: 323
    CRY: -286
    EVE: -323
    FUL: -548
    HUD: -19
    LEI: 80
    LIV: 548
    MCY: 379
    MUN: -379
    NEW: -1
    SOT: -54
    TOT: 286
    WAT: 54
    WHM: 19
    WLV: -341
    (Doosra gives a more detailed explanation of these numbers here: http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/16458109)

    Liverpool (548DS) come out on top with their home fixture against Fulham this week with Manchester City (379DS) showing up in second. Just under the radar appear Arsenal (341DS) and Chelsea (323DS)

    GW12 Best fixture odds can be found here:
    http://prntscr.com/lfkavl
    (Provided by Betbrain.co.uk)

    GW12 average clean sheet odds
    Liverpool: 1.78 56%
    Leicester: 1.97 51%
    Chelsea: 2.23 45%
    Man City: 2.23 45%
    Arsenal: 2.49 40%
    West Ham: 2.52 40%
    Cardiff: 2.60 38%
    Tottenham: 2.74 36%
    Southampton: 2.78 36%
    Brighton: 2.88 35%
    Bournemouth: 3.21 31%
    Watford: 3.26 31%
    Newcastle: 3.31 30%
    Huddersfield: 3.33 30%
    Crystal Palace: 5.14 19%
    Burnley: 6.40 16%
    Wolves: 6.81 15%
    Everton: 8.49 12%
    Man Utd: 9.43 11%
    Fulham: 22.74 5%
    (Provided by Betbrain.co.uk)

    Last week NONE of the top three kept a clean sheet (Manchester City 58%, Chelsea 52% and Everton 47%). The only successful clean sheets were kept by Leicester (39%), Newcastle (35%) and Huddersfield (33%).

    Scored 69 points last week which kept me in 17th place in the Mods and Cons League:
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/a/leagues/standings/29077/classic

    Meanwhile in Dreamteam with the current GW still in play, it looks like this at the top of our League:

    1) Wyld Stallyns (E Mann) 747
    2) Baldlife Killerz (M Mckitterick) 734
    3) I Cayman I Saw And Conquered 717

    See you all next week and have a goodun! 🙂

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Nice one G, always helpful.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers Johnny 🙂

    2. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Wouldn’t have Chelsea so high up tbh

    3. wulfranian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      cheers,G-WHIZZ.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Pleasure mate 🙂

    4. WesMantooth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Cheers whizz

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks again Wes 🙂

    5. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Never seen a score of one on this before!

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        They're rare, think there was a 0 last season one week lol

    6. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      cheers G

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Please bruv!

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          *Pleasure

    7. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Thanks for this as always

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        You're welcome mate 🙂

    8. Frasmac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cheers G always like checking this each week

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Aww!

        Thanks Frasmac! 😀

    9. Skid Vicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Thanks G.
      great to have a look at these stats.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        You're welcome Skid, hope they work out for you 🙂

    10. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Bournemouth Favourites!!! Tut tut 😆

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Don't shoot the messenger 😆

    11. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 14 hours ago

      Favourite post of the week 🙂 Cheers, G

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 14 hours ago

        Pleasure to help m8 🙂

  24. zotter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Gtg or anything worth a hit?? Right bench ?

    Ryan
    Doherty. Vvd. Mendy
    Diangana. Hazard. Salah c. Richarlison.
    Vardy. Aguero. Jiminez

    Hart. Diop. Schurrle. Awb

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Looks good to me, no hit required.

      1. zotter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Diop bench ? Logic dictates more chance of a sheet than Doherty. But the threat of Doherty ....

        1. Johnny 8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Exactly, although Arsenal did look better defensively against 'Pool and Hud. can only score if the opposition do it for them! Tough one to call.

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I would play diop over diangana.
      WH CS is more possible than diga. Attacking return imo
      Otherwise nice team.

  25. tambourineman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Silva (C), Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus
    Subs: Muric, Danilo, Gundogan, Aguero, Delph, Sane, Otamendi

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      No Mendy or Kun, nice.

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Great news!!!
      Thanks buddy.
      Kun+Mendy owner 😉

    3. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mendy not even on the bench is a bit strange isn't it?

      1. janowsc
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Conspiracy =p

  26. zotter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Prediction time...

    Cardiff v Brighton. 0-0
    Huddersfield v West Ham. 1-1
    Leicester v Burnley. 3-0
    Newcastle v Bournemouth. 1-1
    Saints v Watford. 1-0
    Palace v Spurs. 0-2
    Liverpool v Fulham. 3-0
    Chelsea v Everton. 3-2
    Arsenal v Wolves. 2-2
    Man City v Man Utd. 2-0

  27. dashingdeshan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Hi All,

    Have 2 FT and wondering what to do. Wanted to bring in Robbo and downgrade Fraser but Bou have New(A). Thoughts?

    Ryan
    Alonso Mendy TAA
    Salah Haz Maddison Fraser
    Kun Arnie Wilson

    Hamer Richarlison AWB Bennett

    0.1ITB

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I would do it this week. Trent surely won’t play

      1. dashingdeshan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Is Robbo also at risk this week since it’s FUL? Klopp normally rotates when it comes to “easy fixtures” as we saw against CAR and Red Star in midweek

        1. zotter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Doubt it with IB coming up

          1. dashingdeshan
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers!

    2. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Do it !!

      1. dashingdeshan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Thanks!

  28. Carcaju
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    So, is Maddison droping again this gw or what?

  29. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Usyk v Bellew. Honestly think anyone willing to pay twenty-five quid to watch this has more money than sense.

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Boxing is all about the marketing now more than ever. Bellew getting his marketing right for such an average fighter

      1. Monkey Hanger
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Quicker BT stop Sky's virtual monopoly of boxing the better.

    2. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bellew the bear?

  30. Grievez
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Sane nailed for the weekend again

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I think city will play best team v united and Mahrez will play and surely sterling