Scout Notes

Wilson scores on England debut as Alexander-Arnold shines

Our international break coverage continues with this look back at the various friendlies contested over the last few days, with our focus predominantly on Fantasy assets.

We round up the minutes played, goals, assists and injury news concerning Fantasy Premier League players, with a summary of Thursday’s UEFA Nations League encounters to follow tomorrow.

England 3-0 USA

  • Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) – 45 minutes
  • Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) – 45 minutes
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Michael Keane (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Lewis Dunk (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Ben Chilwell (£5.1m) – 58 minutes
  • Eric Dier (£4.8m) – 32 minutes
  • Harry Winks (£5.5m) – 70 minutes
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m) – 20 minutes
  • Fabian Delph (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Dele Alli (£8.9m) – 58 minutes
  • Jordan Henderson (£5.3m) – 32 minutes
  • Callum Wilson (£6.8m) – 79 minutes
  • Marcus Rashford (£6.7m) – 11 minutes
  • Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) – 58 minutes
  • Harry Kane (£12.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Kyle Walker (£6.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Raheem Sterling (£11.2m) – 0 minutes
  • Ross Barkley (£6.0m) – 0 minutes
  • John Stones (£5.3m) – 0 minutes
  • DeAndre Yedlin (£4.5m) – 90 minutes

A youthful England side comfortably saw off the USA at Wembley on Thursday evening on what was Wayne Rooney’s farewell appearance for the national team.

Fantasy managers who own Harry Kane, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and John Stones would have been pleased to see their assets remain as unused substitutes on an evening when Gareth Southgate handed three players their debuts and named England’s most inexperienced starting XI in 38 years.

One of those players to make their national team bow was Callum Wilson, who played as the spearhead of the England attack in Southgate’s 4-2-3-1.

The Bournemouth striker did well on his debut but the evening had threatened to be a frustrating one, with Wilson having been denied a penalty after a coming-together with Brad Guzan and missing a glorious opportunity presented to him by Jesse Lingard early in the match.

The in-form Cherries forward got the reward his battling performance deserved shortly before his withdrawal, tucking home a Fabian Delph cross on 77 minutes before subsequently making way for Marcus Rashford.

Delph had begun the match in central midfield but switched to left-back after Ben Chilwell‘s substitution on 58 minutes – a position we could see him in more frequently in the coming weeks given the news about Benjamin Mendy‘s knee injury/surgery in the past few days.

Lingard and Jadon Sancho dovetailed nicely behind Wilson in attack, with Dele Alli slightly deeper than the pair and often retreating to join Delph and the impressive Harry Winks in central midfield – as he often does for Spurs.

Alli indeed didn’t register a single penalty box touch or shot on goal in the match, with his headed effort against the bar early in the match rendered immaterial as the ball had already gone out of play.

Lingard meanwhile joined Wilson in having four attempts on goal from inside the box – no player had more – and scored England’s opener on 24 minutes, curling home an excellent strike from the edge of Guzan’s area after a pass from Alli.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was a strong man-of-the-match candidate and scored his first England goal shortly after Lingard’s strike, being teed up by Sancho and firing past Guzan with a low, angled drive from around ten yards out.

After his well-documented struggles of recent weeks, the Liverpool full-back turned in a fine attacking performance, providing a constant outlet down the right flank and delivering more crosses than any other player on show.

Only Wilson registered more penalty box touches than Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, who was also charged with taking two of England’s corners – a responsibility he has occasionally been afforded by Liverpool this season.

Alexander-Arnold slightly blotted his copybook when being dispossessed by the impressive Christian Pulisic on the byline when trying to shepherd the ball out of play, but overall this was a much-improved display from the teenage defender.

Michael Keane and debutant Lewis Dunk had a fairly quiet night at centre-half, though had to be bailed out by Jordan Pickford when Pulisic nipped between them minutes before Lingard’s opener.

Alex McCarthy got his first taste of international action when replacing the Everton goalkeeper at half-time, while Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also clocked up minutes from the bench.

DeAndre Yedlin played the whole game at right-back for the visitors, meanwhile.

Germany 3-0 Russia

  • Leroy Sane (£9.2m) – 78 minutes
  • Antonio Rudiger (£6.0m) – 61 minutes
  • Bernd Leno (£4.8m) – 0 minutes

Just as we could be seeing more of Fabian Delph in Benjamin Mendy’s injury-enforced absence at Manchester City over the coming weeks, the same might be true of Leroy Sane.

The City winger started all three of the Premier League matches that Mendy missed from Gameweeks 5 to 7 and his first-team chances will surely be boosted in the Frenchman’s absence, with Pep Guardiola having previously said that Sane’s early-season starts were affected by Mendy playing wide down that same left flank.

Sane starred on the left of a 3-4-3 in this win for Joachim Low’s side and opened the scoring after just seven minutes, registering his first international goal after being played in by Serge Gnabry around 12 yards out.

Sane came within inches of touching home a cross from the right shortly after and should have had a second goal when nodding straight at Andrey Lunev from a Kai Havertz cross on 23 minutes.

Antonio Rudiger played just over an hour for his national side, registering a clean sheet and an assist after flicking the ball onto Niklas Sule for Germany’s second goal.

Rudiger’s penalty box prominence is something that has been apparent for Chelsea this campaign – only three FPL defenders have had more attempts on goal in 2018/19.

Bernd Leno was an unused substitute for the Germans.

Republic of Ireland 0-0 Northern Ireland

  • Shane Duffy (£4.7m) – 90 minutes
  • Seamus Coleman (£5.2m) – 90 minutes
  • Robbie Brady (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Jeff Hendrick (£5.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Cyrus Christie (£4.2m) – 6 minutes
  • Kevin Long (£4.2m) – 0 minutes
  • Harry Arter (£4.9m) – 0 minutes
  • Michael Obafemi (£5.0m) – 0 minutes
  • Craig Cathcart (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Steven Davis (£4.7m) – 90 minutes

Shane Duffy demonstrated his attacking threat from set plays by coming as close as any Republic of Ireland player to breaking the deadlock at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening, though should have done better when nodding Robbie Brady‘s teasing free-kick into the ground and over the bar from close range on 21 minutes.

Duffy was pressed into more defensive action than perhaps expected as Ireland’s visitors had the bulk of the possession and chances, with the Brighton centre-back culpable for one of Northern Ireland’s two clear-cut opportunities when caught under the ball.

Duffy had lined up as one of the three stoppers at centre-back, with Seamus Coleman afforded the freedom to attack at wing-back – though the hosts’ forays forward were few and far between.

The Burnley pair of Brady and Jeff Hendrick both lined up in a three-man central midfield, up against Southampton’s forgotten man Steven Davis.

Craig Cathcart banked a clean sheet for Michael O’Neill’s side and had a chance to get on the scoresheet himself, but sidefooted wide from 12 yards.

Matt Doherty (£4.9m), of course, missed out with a facial injury, while Shane Long (£4.8m) withdrew from his country’s squad with an ankle knock.

Kevin Long, Harry Arter and youngster Michael Obafemi were all unused substitutes for the hosts, while Cyrus Christie came off the bench in the 84th minute for a brief cameo.

Ciaran Clark (£4.5m) and Greg Cunningham (£4.2m), called up to Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad, didn’t make the 28-man cut and have returned to their respective clubs.

Switzerland 0-1 Qatar

  • Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) – 45 minutes
  • Fabian Schar (£4.6m) – 90 minutes
  • Granit Xhaka (£5.3m) – 45 minutes

Switzerland’s Premier League-based trio were all involved in an embarrassing home defeat to the World Cup 2022 hosts, whose last encounter with European opposition was a 2-1 loss to Liechtenstein.

Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench at half-time but couldn’t inspire his country to victory, though did come close to registering an assist when providing the chance that team-mate Christian Fassnacht struck against the crossbar on 53 minutes.

Shaqiri registered three other key passes upon his introduction, including one cross that Fassnacht headed narrowly wide. No player on show in Lugano recorded more crosses or chances created than the Liverpool midfielder.

Granit Xhaka played the first half of this friendly as part of a three-man central midfield and also came within inches of an assist when his 36th-minute corner was headed against the post by Michael Lang.

Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar played the whole match at centre-back as the Swiss were caught on the counter-attack on 85 minutes and conceded the only goal of the game to Qatar’s Akram Akif.

Poland 0-1 Czech Republic

  • Jan Bednarek (£3.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m) – 0 minutes

Southampton’s Jan Bednarek, who has only 80 minutes of Premier League football to his name this season, played the full match in Gdansk as Poland slumped to a 1-0 defeat to the Czech Republic in an international friendly.

The Saints defender was caught in behind by Patrik Shick for the visitors’ winning goal and was unable to recover as Jakub Jankto tapped in from Shick’s saved effort.

Lukasz Fabianski was an unused substitute and may come back into contention for the UEFA Nations League encounter with Portugal on Tuesday, though Wojciech Szczesny was preferred to the West Ham goalkeeper in Poland’s last competitive fixture.

Peru 0-2 Ecuador

  • Antonio Valencia (£6.4m) – 81 minutes

Out-of-favour Manchester United full-back Antonio Valencia scored for his country after returning from injury, following up his own blocked effort to give Ecuador an early second-half lead that they later doubled.

Valencia played further forward than we have been used to seeing him at United, almost on the right of a front three.

Luke Shaw will be suspended for the visit of Crystal Palace in Gameweek 13, possibly handing Valencia a reprieve at right-back with Ashley Young needed on the opposite flank.

Valencia spoke to the Ecuadorian media about his continued omission from Jose Mourinho’s line-up:

The relationship with Mourinho has always been a good one. Right now I haven’t been playing, but it’s more of a tactical decision. The player who has been in my place (Young) has been playing well. You have to respect the decision.

The only thing I can do is prepare and be ready for when he (Mourinho) needs me and be in the right condition to compete. I’m calm right now and I know I’ll get an opportunity to play again.

Japan 1-1 Venezuela

  • Maya Yoshida (£4.2m) – 90 minutes
  • Salomon Rondon (£5.7m) – 66 minutes

Salomon Rondon, who scored twice for Newcastle in Gameweek 12, wasn’t on the scoresheet on Friday morning as Venezuela held Japan to a 1-1 draw in Tokyo.

Rondon had three attempts on goal, one of which was an excellent opportunity from eight yards out that was blocked by a Japanese defender.

Southampton’s Maya Yoshida, who made only his second Premier League start of the season in Gameweek 12, captained his country and played the full 90 minutes.

Round-up

Neil Etheridge (£4.5m) kept a clean sheet as the Philippines beat Singapore 1-0 in their AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 Group B match on Tuesday.

The Cardiff City goalkeeper played the whole 90 minutes and will be in action again on Saturday against Timor Leste.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£6.7m) didn’t take any part as Iran beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in a friendly on Thursday.

The Brighton winger is recovering from a hamstring injury and was reportedly omitted from Carlos Queiroz’s final 24-man squad.

Team-mate Beram Kayal (£4.4m) played the first 55 minutes of Israel’s 7-0 win over Guatemala, registering an assist for his side’s fourth goal.

Philip Billing (£4.5m) wasn’t involved for the Denmark under-21s on Wednesday night, meanwhile.

Steven Sessegnon (£4.0m) scored for the England under-19s in midweek in a 4-0 win over their Moldovan counterparts. Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.2m), Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.3m) and Emile Smith-Rowe (£4.5m) also started the match.

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  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Tempted with mini WC (due to Mendy injury, Bournemouth and Watford fixtures getting harder and ManU better fixtures with Martial in form) by going for -8.
    1 Mendy to Digne
    2 Deulofeu to Martial
    3 Wilson to Jimenez ( to fund getting Martial).

    A Make moves (after pressers) for team below

    B Just do 1 (Mendy to Digne) and play Arnie with Deulofeu on bench

    Patricio
    Doherty Alonso Robertson Digne
    Salah Hazard Martial Richarlison
    Aguero Jimenez

    Foster Arnautovic Billing AWB

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      WOW, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT GOOD FORM MARTIAL WAS IN.

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Turn your caps off ya baboon

        1. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          He's a horse

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Acts like a monkey though.

    2. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      I would do B since -8 is a lot. I am also looking to get in Martial but hopefully with just my 2 FTs

  2. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Actually, I'm going to hold off and wild card GW 15/16, fixtures look great for Arsenal, Ma U West Ham and Spurs, Chelsea pretty good too.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      Would you get Kane or Lacazette/Auba over Aguero?

      I'm not sure I would, even with the fixture swing.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Ooh that is a testing question, decide later.

    2. M00N
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      I was looking at this GW 16 wildcard but I'm not sure if its all that.

      Who from Arsenal & Man U is worth transferring in?
      Are Spurs fixtures much better than they have been?
      West Ham fixtures get good the week after next
      Most have the best 2 Chelsea players

  3. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Repost from previous article, apologies

    For a hit, who would you choose to get in for Mendy and Barkley:

    A) Robertson and Martial
    B) Stones and DSilva

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 8 hours ago

      A

    2. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      A for me.

    3. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    4. emodabi
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 4 hours ago

      A

  4. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    I have Robertson and TAA and oryginal plan is TAA > Doherty but...
    TAA looks great value so maybe get Bennett first on bench (in case TAA benched) and keep TAA?

    1. emodabi
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 4 hours ago

      Yes that sounds a good plan

  5. Irbox ⚽
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    Does it get any better?

    Ryan Button
    Alonso Robbo Laporte Doherty Bennett
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser Højbjerg
    Aguero Arnautovic Wilson

    1. Dacra
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      Very similar to mine, but I have Pat in Goal and TAA instead of Robbo.

      2.4itb, was going to do TAA > Robbo, but might save instead now.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Your rank is 3 million? How can it be the same

        1. Reedy
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Strewth. Not everyone with a good rank is good at the game. And not everyone with a bad rank is bad at it.

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            You’ve missed the implication of the same team having a vastly different rank.. which makes zero logical sense

            1. Reedy
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              We don't know how long the teams have been similar. I was just reacting to your obvious fixation on rank.

              1. Irbox ⚽
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 7 hours ago

                Fixation? I was referring to a disparity on an implication of similarity. Clearly you’ve messed up here

                1. Fantasy Gold
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  23 days, 7 hours ago

                  What a tool.

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

                  Clearly I was following on somewhat from the thread on the last article. But I've made my point and I'll leave it there.

        2. Dacra
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          My rank is 185k?

          1. Kabayan
            • 2 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Wrong link on your profile

          2. Irbox ⚽
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            You might need to update your FPL website ID then mate

            1. Dacra
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              Whoooops, done! 😀

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      Double Bournemouth attack isn't ideal with their forthcoming fixtures. I wouldn't mind playing them both this weekend, but it might be worth removing one ahead of City.

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Yep am considering Martial for Fraser instead of getting Laporte

  6. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 8 hours ago

    I'm still undecided about whether I want Salah or Sterling long term, so leaving that one alone for now. But I'm definitely sure I want Alonso as my second premium and not Laporte.

    Team is:

    Pat (Hamer)
    Robbo Mendy TAA Yedlin AWB
    Salah Haz Richarlison Fraser Cairney
    Aguero Arnie King

    2FT, 0ITB

    Exact money for Mendy > Digne, King > Jiminez (this week) and then TAA > Alonso for GW14.

    Can you guys see anything better?

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

      Nope, great moves

    2. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      Good moves.

  7. Ajaxeeding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 7 hours ago

    I have to get rid of Mendy today in order to bank 0.1. Which of the following options should I take? I’ve included my thinking in parentheses.
    A) Mendy to Laporte (safe sideways choice that keeps some MC defense. I can save the other FT)
    B) Mendy and Barkley to Digne and Martial (keeps a playing 4/5 defender that rotated nicely with Doherty plus a MU midfielder who has been very consistent the last 5 game weeks)
    C) Mendy and Barkley to D. Silva and Peltier (This is the only way for me to get DSilva without a major restructuring but it gives me a permanent non-playing 3rd sub. But over the last 3 seasons, I’ve used my 3rd sub only once).
    D) something else?

    Current team:
    Patricio - Hamer
    Alonso - Robertson - Mendy*- Doherty -AWB
    Salah - Hazard - Fraser - Barkley - Billings
    Aguero - Arnautovic - Mitrovic

    2 FT, 0.3 ITB

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 7 hours ago

      He's not dropping today, is he?

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Mendy is on -32 right now and there are still 12+ hours to go before the price changes. If he is close to -70 it could happen tonight.

        1. VS10_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          He'll be deep to -100 before a drop. Always the case with highly owned red flagged players and in addition FPL tend to hold them too like Richarlison esrlier this season.

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          -32.

          He’s no where near dropping. Zero chance he drops tonight.

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            I’ll be surprised if he’s dropped before Wednesday.

  8. Dacra
    • 4 Years
    23 days, 7 hours ago

    Save, right?

    Patricio (Hamer)
    Alonso - TAA - Laporte (AWB, Bennett)
    Salah - Hazard - Fraser - Richarlison (Hojbjerg)
    Aguero - Wilson - Arnie

    1ft
    2.4 itb

    1. g40steve
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Nice, plenty in the bank going forward

      • Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Yes. I would save. Or possibly upgrade TAA to Robertson

    2. g40steve
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Culling time , but which going forward?

        Alisson,
        Mendy, Alonso, TTA
        Salah, Haz, Frazer, Bark
        Vardy, Arnie, Wilson

        Foster, Diag, Doch, AWB + 2.7 itb

        A, Mendy + Barkley > Digne/ Keane + D Silva/Martial

        B, Mendy + Vardy > Stones/ Digne/ Keane & Kun

        C, Barkley > Richarlison

        Have funds to do A or B+C

        What do you reckon?

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          I’m thinking of doing A (see post above), but I would do C with Digne in order to get Kun

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

        Ryan
        Alonso TAA Doherty
        Salah Hazard Richarlison Hojbjerg
        Aguero Wilson Arnie
        Hamer AWB Madison Mendy

        0.2 itb 1 ft
        A) Mendy to Laporte
        B) Mendy and Madds to Martial and a defender up to 5.4 for a hit (have to bench Arnie in this case)
        C) Mendy to cheaper Def only and next week Madds to Martial for free

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          C

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

            Thanks mate

      • AFC49
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Patricio
        Laporte, Alonso, Doherty
        Salah, Hazard, Richarlison, Murphy
        Aguero, Wilson, Arnautovic

        Button, Schindler, Højbjerg, AWB

        1FT, 1.0 ITB

        Schindler > Dunk or Digne?

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Save FT

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

          I would upgrade Murphy to Paterson or Kennedy imo

      • Sillet Bang
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Ederson
        Jonny Alonso Robertson
        Hazard Sterling Salah Martial
        Jimenez Wilson Arnautovic

        -4 with budget playing bench. Worth the hit?

      • BenDavies
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Hearing rumours that the FFS Cup qualification score was unusually high. Could be as high as 62? Sounds very harsh.

        1. Irbox ⚽
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          It is what it is.. qualify or not

          1. BenDavies
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Says the person with 63 😉

        2. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          REALLY? that high?

          1. BenDavies
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Someone said their score of 61 wasn't enough. Again, just rumours.

      • delux
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Most transferred curse continue! Last week it was Arnie, this week Martial

      • Henning
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Where should i spend my 2.3 m

        1. Mane out for Hazard

        2. Mane and Capoue out for
        D.Dilvs and Martial next gw

        3. Mane out for Sterling

        Fabianski Hamer

        Alonso Robertson Dunk Wan-Bissaka Doherty

        Salah Mane Fraser Capoue Sigurdsson

        Agüero Arnautovic Ings

        1. Ajaxeeding
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          2

      • Dacra
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Im thinking Fraser and Wilson is too much Bournemouth with their fixtures, can replace with either a max 8.3 mid or 8.9 forward.

        Nothing seems very appealing though, any ideas?

        Salah - Hazard - Richalrison - Fraser* - Hojbjerg
        Aguero - Anrie - Wilson*

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Martial for Fraser.

          1. Ajaxeeding
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            This

          2. Dacra
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Isn't he flagged? Maybe if hes confirmed 100% ok.

          3. FPLGraham
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Yeah that seems the clear move.

        2. Turns
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Wilson -> Jiminez; Fraser -> Dilva?

      • davies
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Thoughts on this lot from GW15 onwards?

        Patricio
        Alonso Robertson Trippier Doherty
        Hazard Sterling Mane Richarlison
        Aguero Arnie

        Hamer Hojbjerg AWB Kamara

        1. Turns
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Looks solid.

      • Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Anybody else think that Bournemouth are going to beat Arsenal next weekend?

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

          2:2

        2. delux
          • 6 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          unlikely, but should score at least one

        3. Reedy
          • 8 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          I think they'll give it a good go.

        4. Turns
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Nope, but still fancy BOU attacking assets to get something out of it

        5. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          Am playing Fraser over Arnie currently - but I think Arsenal to win by the odd goal.

      • Snibal
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        How come nobody mentions Jonny as a Mendy replacement? With Wolves' form and fixtures I wouldn't mind a 9m double-up of Jonny and Doherty.

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

          Plenty have Patricio or benett with Doherty

      • Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 7 hours ago

        Is this WC coverage just about right?

        2 x MCI, 2 x Spurs, 1 x Ars, 2 x WHM, 2 x CHE, 1 x MU, Foster in goal and the rest on the bench.

        1. GaabRop
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Depends on which players doesn't it

            1. Vobinho In Wengerland
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              Dilva, Bilva (both nailed as nailed can be under Pep), Kane, Trippier, Ozil, Arnie, Balbuena, Hazard, Alonso, Martial

              1. avfc82
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 7 hours ago

                Bernardo Silva is only nailed until KDB returns, then it gets more complicated

                1. Vobinho In Wengerland
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 7 hours ago

                  KDB is a bit of a lottery - I wonder if this will turn out to be one of those seasons for him especially if he gets another niggle after returning again.

                  Pep might even think a fit Bilva might be a better option, especially if they carry on playing as they are now as opposed to an unfit KDB who might break down again and cause a worse injury long term.

                  1. avfc82
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    23 days, 7 hours ago

                    I think he'll ease him back in gently this time which means more minutes for Bernardo, but KDB is so important for them, and despite his limited appearances this season, they still played (arguably) their best 45 mins with him in the team against Shakhtar.

          • Holmes
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            3 man city and 1 spurs might be better

          • avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Coverage of certain teams isn't important, it depends on the quality of the player

        2. Turns
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 7 hours ago

          What do we all think about Stones over Laporte? He:

          (1) Is 0.6m cheaper
          (2) Like a BAP
          (3) Seems nailed (rotation a risk over Christmas, so is every city player)

          I think he is being overlooked.

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

            He's a great value if you ask me

          2. GaabRop
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              Yes, I'm switching Mendy to Stones this week

            • M00N
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              I like it

          3. JaydenLFC87
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Mendy >

            A) Alonso

            B) Laporte

            FT

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

              A

            2. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              A

          4. pjomara
            • 8 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Anyone else think listing every PL player's minutes for every international fixture is a bit overkill?
            C'mon! How many scout readers even have the likes of Fabian Schar? Even his family don't have him on their fantasy football teams I bet!
            Yes, the main players can be useful, but every player?!?

            1. Reedy
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              You have a point, but I think it's good for reference (I wouldn't want to read the whole article though).

              1. Skonto Rigga
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 1 Year
                23 days, 7 hours ago

                Thanks, Reedy. I don't think it's a massive waste of resources just listing his minutes and mentioning him briefly, it took seconds to do. We've focused on the main FPL assets on the whole, with the fodder in the round-up at the bottom. Folk have complained in the past about there not being various countries/players included in these international Scout Notes, so I find it's better to be comprehensive rather than selective. Hopefully the minutes in bullet point form will help folk pick out their relevant FPL players more easily, if they don't wish to wade through the copy beneath each game.

                1. Reedy
                  • 8 Years
                  23 days, 7 hours ago

                  I expect it's useful for Draft games and probably Daily Fantasy Sports games, too. We're information junkies...we can never have too much data. 😉

            2. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              Maybe key owned players would suffice. Although maybe can also go into the thinking of who those rubbish players are facing next ie burbley against a tired Schar.

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

            Sorry if I missed it but anything official on the ffs cup qualification abs match ups yet?

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

              * and not abs lol

              1. BenDavies
                • 5 Years
                23 days, 7 hours ago

                Unfortunately not. Geoff (a mod) told me we would find out today. Hope he's right!

          6. Captain Kakaroto
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Membership cost just 15 Euro per season?? or per month?

            Also, why there is hype on Martial? maybe its not his test but agianst City he was pretty dull. I know he scored but beside that he didnt do anything.

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

              Per season
              Look at last 5-6 games for Martial and his price

            2. Chelsea Psycho
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              You realise he was playing Man City

          7. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Does anyone else think that mane isn’t salah cover and just a waste of 10mil

            1. COK3Y5MURF - Neville Wears …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              No such thing as cover, but if Mane is a waste of 10m, imagine Salah at 13m with just 7 points more

              1. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                23 days, 7 hours ago

                Taking into the whole season to date - sure. But looking at consistency Mané has 1 return in the last 8 games. Who can afford to have 10 mil wrapped up in that - the only reason that people haven’t more of a deal about it because the strength elsewhere has kept the overall point return on par but if you consider just not having Mané at all and using that cash on more consistent players

                1. COK3Y5MURF - Neville Wears …
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 7 hours ago

                  7 games. He missed one.

                  GWs 5-8 they had 3 tough fixtures where Salah blanked too and his goal was Southampton was very lucky. GW9 Mane didn't play. GW10 he hauled, GW11 vs Arsenal he had a goal incorrectly ruled out, GW12 he blanked. Looks fine to me.

                  1. COK3Y5MURF - Neville Wears …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 7 hours ago

                    *vs Southampton

          8. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 1 Year
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            Kane has only scored once at home this season. Get him back to White Hart Lane now!

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              23 days, 7 hours ago

              He's only played 4 games at home though (8 away!) and two of those were against Liverpool and City... plus he's scored a few in the Champions League

          9. Firmino
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            My team atm:

            Fabianski Hamer
            Robertson Mendy TAA Doherty AWB
            Salah Hazard Martial Richarlison Obiang
            Aguero Arnautovic Jimenez

            0FT 0.7ITB

            What moves would you make to get Alonso in before Fulham? Bought Mendy at 6.3 so cannot afford a straight swap.

          10. ♤TeddyBear♤
            • 4 Years
            23 days, 7 hours ago

            I’m curious

            Who had a worse baseline bonus Salah or D Costa?