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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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603 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tabbara
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Thoughts
    TAA and Martial for Mendy and Kennedy (2ft) ?

    1. George James
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Wouldn’t bring in TAA to be honest. (Owner)

  2. M00N
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    I thought it was quiet in here even for an international week, but I was posting in an old article so I’m gonna repost somewhere it can at least get read.

    Any help with this dilemma I think I’ve messed up a bit. I don’t know why I’ve done it, but having only taken one hit and no early transfers all season I’ve taken an 8 point hit earlier this week. This includes taking out Salah and I still have Mendy too. Need some advice on what to do, or is there a hotline I can ring?

    Should I:
    A - Use my wildcard to replace Mendy and wipe away the shame
    B - Take the -8 hit on the chin, replace Mendy next GW, and save WC

    Patricio / Stek

    TAA Mendy-X- Alonso Bennett AWB

    Martial Hazard Sterling Anderson Fraser

    Arnie Aguero Jimenez

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Not worth WC, do Mendy next week

    2. Crockstar
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I would personally save the WC and take another hit to swap out mendy.

      Your team looks too good to be wasting your WC and losing money on mendy would be frustrating in the future if you are 0.1 short of getting in the player you want.

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Quick question. Why are you holding your wildcard?

      1. M00N
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        This is the thing how many transfers do I have to make to justify using it. My team looks good and has done all season. Not convinced this GW 16 fixture swing is worth it either, although I'm not sure if I'm also convincing myself this to justify using my WC now.

    4. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I'd WC just because I'm not sure how much advantage still holding it is going to be really. A -12 is definitely better off avoided

      1. Crockstar
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        getting in the right player though would cover the -4 hit in the very first week. and you save the money when mendy's price drops.

      2. M00N
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        A -12 is not gonna happen.

    5. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      How much more would you change on WC?

      If it's just Mendy then I'd wait a week & just play Bennett, TAA, Alonso.

      1. M00N
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Not much I'd probably reverse part of my -8 and put Fabs back in for Stekelenburg and maybe Anderson to Richarlson.

  3. Ji-Sung Park
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Who is the best option under 5.0 to replace Mendy and mid-priced midfielder for the next 4 gameweeks before WC?
    Jonny, Digne or Dunk? (Already got Doherty)
    Richarlison, Martial, Siggy or David Silva?

    1. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Yedlin and Rich

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Balbuena

  4. Kingtekkerz
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Would you do this for -4? Mendy+Fraser—> Digne+Martial

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Wouldn’t be comfortable getting rid of Fraser regardless of fixtures in all honesty.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        This.

  5. altan8797
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    who is planning to go for Kane Spurs' fixtures come (around gw 18-19 until gw 27)? Is he worth it or should I just go for Lucas or Trippier and save the funds? I know a lot can happen between now and than but IB is boring and I'm just trying to figure out my WC team 🙂

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I have no interest tbh. Still hurting from bringing him in for Cardiff.

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I’m 100% planning to get him in for GW 15. All Kane’s big hauls have come against Southampton, Everton, Burnley etc etc over the years so I feel it’s his time to shine. When they get into the new stadium he will explode again.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        The new stadium ain't ready until 2019?

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          That’s what I thought.

          To me, the next stadium would be more of an argument pro Kane than the aforementioned good fixtures

          1. Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            The new stadium along with no signings was the reason I avoided all spurs assets from the start. I was suckered in to getting Kane for 1gw (CAR) and we know how that went..

        2. Athletic Nasherbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Not that far away mate but I’m saying he’s got these teams in the next 5, then has a good run when the new stadium is ready so effectively could have Kane exploding into for form for a long period of time. Main reason is he would be a rank buster.

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            Or a rank killer if he fails to explode while the one you got rid of to afford Kane (let’s say Salah, Hazard or Kun) actually explodes.

            I need Moura to get injured before being tempted by Kane.

            1. Athletic Nasherbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 24 days ago

              True. No correlatarion between Moura for me. I’d be getting rid of Salah.

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        And when is that?

      3. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Likewise - he's coming in GW15.

        Perfect time to get a nailed-on goalscorer with a track record of delivering & optimum fixtures.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Was Cardiff (H) an optimum fixture?

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            That’s a sample size of 1.

            1. altan8797
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 24 days ago

              lol

            2. FPLGraham
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 24 days ago

              Well, quite. It's just a bet/prediction (like with all FPL) that over time he'll deliver returns commensurate to his price over the course of three months.

              Blank against Cardiff in a singular game isn't all that relevant to it really.

          2. moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            Would have been, unfortunately it was Cardiff (Wembley)

    3. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      No interest in owning Kane until he passes the eye test which he has been failing miserably at

    4. M00N
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Not sure its wise to put players in with no real form for the fixture swing, I mean have Spurs' fixtures really been that difficult so far? Plus Kanes price will mean a complete restructure. Its a lot for 1 player who's not out scoring some of the mid price options at the moment.

    5. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Kane very much in my plans. I get that he isn't in great form but as Salah has shown recently good fixtures can lead to good form. You want to get players in before they score big, not after.

    6. altan8797
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      cheers all

  6. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Mendy & Deulofeu -> AWB & Martial for free?

    1. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      FO sho

      1. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        ?

  7. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    good to do ?

    Patricio
    Bennet Laporte Arnold
    Salah Sterling Hazard Kenedy
    Kun Arnie Jiménez

    Hamer Luiz Diangana Peltier

    1. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      i'd play Luiz over Arnie

    2. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Arnie over Luiz.

  8. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Who is responsible for this cup draw? When will it take place?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I swore one of the mods had said it would be this week but it's Friday and nothing yet.

      1. BenDavies
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Geoff said today. 3pm, and nothing yet.

      2. BinManJack
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        how do you enter? am I too late?

        1. BenDavies
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Yes, unfortunately. Entries have ended. The Members Cup is still open to entry, but obviously you'd have to become a member for that

  9. hjalmarekdal
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Surely Stones is as nailed as Laporte? Need that 0.6 for other improvements...

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      He isn't as nailed as Laporte, who's started every PL and CL game, but I think the two of them are Pep's preferred pairing. May miss the odd game, but no doubt a good option going forward. If you need money in other areas go for it

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Surely, if Laporte has started every game up till now then he's going to inevitably get rested soon too?

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          He's bound to miss a game sooner or later, but gets his rest during international breaks so it isn't as much of an issue

  10. Slartibartfast
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    If all my money is in midfield and I can't stretch to Robertson/VVD, which Liverpool defender would you recommend?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Trent

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Trent of course. Gomez may play more than Trent but his chances of attacking returns are quite low compared to him.

    3. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Cheers both, thought so. Was a bit worried when he lost his place, but seems to be playing again now... just unsure how much of that is down to Lovren being out.

  11. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Would anyone play Arnie over Fraser this GW?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      not me

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Nope

    3. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I would play Arnie if facing that choice.

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      yes

    5. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Ooof. Split opinions.

    6. M00N
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Arsenal's defence is dodgy, City's is the best in the league I'd go Fraser.

  12. Crockstar
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    does anyone know / can estimate when mendy's price is going to drop?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Look here: http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk. Mendy's delta is currently 69K.

  13. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Considering Kane and the eye test, is Dele Alli the one to look at to provide value into the Spurs team?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I'm not sure why he would be. Kane may not be passing the eye test but Alli hasn't even been playing.

      1. Vobinho - Holly's Hams…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Just back to fitness, so he has 3 GW's to convince me. Flipside of that is, with Ali and Eriksen back in the team Kane might improve also.

      2. M00N
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Who is scoring all Tottenhams goals? 20 so far and not one player worth bringing in.

    2. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Not sure if fixtures are enough to invest in spurs assets when there are perfectly good and proven options elsewhere. Trippier would be the only one I am considering.

      1. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Completely agree with this

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Maybe, monitor for now though

  14. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    2FT and zero ITB. Still have WC, probably play around GW15.

    Patricio
    Mendy*, Robbo, Alonso, Doherty
    Hazard, Salah, Shaqiri, Fraser
    Aguero, Arnie

    Hamer, Barkley, AWB, Kamara

    A) Mendy & Shaqiri > Laporte & Richarlison (free)
    B) Mendy & Shaqiri > Digne & Martial (free)
    C) Mendy & Shaqiri > Stones/Delph & Martial (free)
    D) Mendy, Shaqiri > Barkley to Dunk, Martial & Richarlison (-4)
    E) Mendy, Shaqiri, Barkley & Kamara > Digne, Martial, Jimenez & £5.1m mid (-8)
    F) Other suggestions

    Cheers all.

    1. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      A I think

      1. Slartibartfast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Maybe B - I'm avoiding though as I still feel Tony M is a short-term pick, but if you're WCing soon anyway, it could be worth the risk.

  15. Weilong7
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Kepa (hamer)
    Luiz robbo Laporte dunk (awb)
    Salah hazard pereyra Bernardo (Stephens)
    Kun arnautovic (kamara)

    1FT 0.1 ITB

    1) replacement for pereyra? Fraser?
    2) awb to Bennett?
    3) play kepa and luiz le keep one on bench?

    Thanks guys

    1. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      1) Paterson?
      2) No, Palace fixtures improving. Maybe look at getting Doherty in for Luiz.
      3) Play both

      1. Weilong7
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. Was thinking of switching kepa more than luiz though as luiz rose (though kepa might also rise by deadline time).. will want either one back for their game against Fulham though

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      In your shoes I'd be trying to address your bench so that you don't have so many selections issues like the Kepa/Luiz double-up.

      If Pereyra becomes Brooks/Neves, can you turn Kamara into Ings/Rondon/Jiminez?

  16. skilldave
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Why is everyone choosing Laporte over Stones? Nailedness concerns?

    1. CamperDudes
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Basically, yes

  17. CamperDudes
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    How's it looking?

    Patricio
    Doherty-Alonso-Robertson
    Richarlison-Hazard-Mane-Martial
    Jimenez-Wilson-Aguero

    Hart, Duffy, Fraser AWB

    0FT, 1.6 ITB

    Did Murray to Jimenez with my FT, but looking to get Sterling back in after I transferred him out for Mane last week. Should I do it for a -4, or hold?

    Any other suggestions welcome.

    1. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Looks good... Wouldn't do that for a -4

      1. CamperDudes
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Thanks, will do

    2. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      No get him in for free before Bournemouth at home

      1. CamperDudes
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Thanks

  18. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    What was the points cut off for the FFS cup please?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      It's being sorted out. High 50s most likely.

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        ah okay thanks I thought I'd missed it

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Article tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

          1. BenDavies
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            Great, thank you for the communication!

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Cheers TM , get a move on fella 🙂

      3. BenDavies
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Do you think the draw will come out today?

      4. gaurava1216
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Oh no... i had a bad week... 53 🙁

  19. CamperDudes
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Oh just realised it was my 2nd FFS anniversary somewhere in the last couple of days.

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Happy birthday!

    2. Badluck Jonathan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Congrats

  20. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Fabs
    Mendy Robbo Alonso Doherty
    Salah Hazard Maddison
    Kun Arnie Jimenez
    Button - Duffy - Kenedy - Obiang

    Looking for replacements for Mendy and Maddison up to 13.4m...
    A. Laporte and Richarlison
    B. Digne/Keane and Martial
    C. Digne/Keane and Dilva

    Would consider Siggy but injury sounds a bit worse than others. Also tempted to save some cash and get AWB back.

    1. CamperDudes
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      A looks good. Could also get Fraser instead to save some more cash.

  21. The Big Fella
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    A few others have alluded to it but I am weighing up whether to bring in Spurs assets but I am struggling to decide who when they are not playing well. That said, they have scored about 19 goals so far. I do not know. What is everybody else thinking?

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Bringing in Kane in GW15 barring injury.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Why though? For £12.5m, he just isn't doing it - at least in my opinion. I'd much rather have Auba or Aguero I think. This is the thing - I think their assets are good but there are better ones for the same price bracket for almost position.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          This , monitor though, by gw 15 it will be an easier decision

        2. BenDavies
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          People are forgetting Kane is still the 4th highest scoring striker in the game. 6 goals and 2 assists in 12 games while not particularly being in form. If he wants to stat-pad his goal tally, the time to do so is GW15 onwards with his favourable fixtures. He isn't going to be rotated over Christmas unlike Aguero. It simply makes sense to have him for this Christmas period.

          1. french holiday
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 24 days ago

            would you sell aguero for kane cause that seems to be the dilema

            1. BenDavies
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 24 days ago

              That's exactly what I'm doing.

          2. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            I don't think Aguero will be either though. He only plays 60-70 minutes and isn't playing for Argentina so essentially has 2 weeks off for R&R at the moment

            1. BenDavies
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 24 days ago

              And I will have Aguero for both West Ham and Bournemouth to benefit from that R&R 🙂

              1. french holiday
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 24 days ago

                r u pep?

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Kind of answered your own question. I'd avoid chasing fixtures when there's no obvious option to profit from them. Plenty of form players elsewhere

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        True dat! I was just giving my opinion and seeing what others thought on the same subject and if they had arrived to the same conclusion.

    3. M00N
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Are the Spurs fixture that much better come GW15 than they have been? I think I'm going to wait for the individuals to hit form rather than hope that the slightly better fixtures suddenly results in the likes of Ali and Kane banging in the goals.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        I am hoping Eriksen's return my stimulate the team. I may even debate Eriksen to be honest. So frustrating.

        1. M00N
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          If Spurs attackers hit form then I may put them in, but until then I'm staying clear. A defender maybe be the best option, probably Trippier.

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            Yes you are probably right

  22. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    1. Ederson, Sterling, Mane

    or

    2. Patricio, Martial, Salah

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      If you have Aguero A
      If not B

      1. gaurava1216
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Sorry other way around 🙂

  23. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Completely Stuck...
    1 FT.... 1.2 ITB
    Have exact money to do: Mendy and D ward to Bennett and Martial for-4 ( Risky as Martial doubtful and other injuries may occur in the International break and will then end up with 3 wolves Defenders....
    Other option is maybe Digne and someone like Lingaard for Mendy and Bennett?

    Thoughts pls?
    Patricio Hennesey
    Mendy Alonso VVD Doherty WB
    Hazard Salah Richarlison Diangan Ward
    Aguero Arnie Wilson

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Fail 🙁

    2. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Mendy out for Laporte.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        This

  24. Gríma Wormtongue
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Pick one

    A) Laporte + Martial

    B) Keane + D.Silva

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      A all day

    2. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      A for me!

  25. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 24 days ago

    surely taa is a trap?

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Hardly a trap , if he plays he is a great choice. That said I took his last haul and out for Doherty (have Robbo)

  26. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Salah starts

  27. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Mendy & Deulofeu -> AWB & Martial for free??

  28. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    It's all very well saying you're going to get Kane in for GW15 but who on earth are you going to sell to do this. Aguero? Hazard? Can't see it is possible without shipping out a premium asset.

    1. Mackans
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Maybe Aguero and buy Sterling instead Who outscores Aguero atm

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Who does Sterling replace? Salah?

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Yup. Salah and Aguero to Sterling and Kane is my plan.

    2. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Lacazette.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        What does that leave your mids and front-line looking?

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Haz - Martial - Richarlison - Fraser (Hoj)
          Aguero - Arnie - Kane

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            No Hazard or Liverpool Mids? Martial able to cover?

          2. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            Not bad.

            I've said it from the beginning, the choice we have is effectively Salah or Kane. Been the same all season.

            I'm happy with Salah atm, but always open to a Kane switch.

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Would be Aguero in my case , but it's only a monitor for now

    4. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Aguero. Rotation is coming

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Sterling rotation. Is he any less liable?

        1. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Both at risk but I would pick sterling. Because when he plays he gets 90 minutes
          Neither for me
          Salah + kane + hazard
          Laporte as only city cover for now

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            "... Laporte as only city cover for now ...".

            Crazy brave. I'm, however, a coward. :). Not for me.

            1. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 24 days ago

              Ok buddy! I'm not convincing anyone to go my way
              That's just my idea

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        The only coming Aguero rotation is an on the beach front-to-back flip. :). Rest Kun, rest.

  29. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Hazard's price drop delta is now only 11K. Crazy.

  30. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    still cant decide whether its worth holding on to ings, whose been ok the last couple......or swap to jimenez with the better fixtures??

    1. Emery thing I do
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I did the swap before Jimi got more expensive

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Jimenez asap

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        well im not surprised you said that 😉