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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603 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Somnus
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Clearly need to shift Mendy and Maddison. What's the best option?

    A) Alonso & Paterson (or other sub £6.5m)
    B) Digne & Dilva
    C) Laporte and Martial
    D) other for £13.6m combined

    1. Nascimento
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      C

    2. Recoba
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      C

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      B

    4. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      C for me

    5. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      C

    6. emodabi
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      C imo but wait for the news on Martial injury

    7. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I wish I had that option. 0.2 short of c.

    8. Nani R U OK? R U OK ? R U O…
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      B... But with Keane instead of Digne

    9. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      D. Digne and Martial

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Who is D. Digne?

  2. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Is it a chance that Martial's price doesn't rise before next Friday??

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      What's wrong with the answer you got on last page?

  3. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Saudi Arabia v Yemen are currently playing in a friendly.

    This is a game heads may really fall off.

    This is a ludicrous situation by the elites in the FA and I find it grossly unpalatable.

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Wow, that's just weird.

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        It's sick is what it is.

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      It finished Saudi Arabia 1 Saudi Arabia 0.

      The Yemen is still dying.

  4. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    I think this is a good hit (-4) Would you go for it?

    Mendy to Doherty
    Barkley to Richarlison

    To give,
    Patricio (Hamer)
    Alonso TAA Doherty WanB (Bennett)
    Salah Hazard Martial Richarlison Fraser
    Aguero (Arnautovic) (Ings)

    1. Nascimento
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Yep

    2. Podge
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Indeed

    3. George James
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Arnie over fraser

      1. Recoba
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Over AWB

      2. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Over Wb

    4. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all

    5. emodabi
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Yes for me

    6. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 8 days ago

      Double up Wolves, play Arnie over Fraser perhaps?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 8 days ago

        Sorry, just saw Patricio....

        Triple Wolves? 😉

  5. Podge
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Any opinions on siggy v Richarlison?

    1. teneighty
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I think they will end the season with similar scores so just go with the cheaper one.
      And that's coming from a Siggy-owner.

      1. Nani R U OK? R U OK ? R U O…
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Goals-wise Richarlison should get a little more but factor Siggy’s Bonus and Asst potential and I think he would comfortably earn more points.

  6. Ajaxeeding
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Repost: I have to get rid of Mendy prior to his drop (currently at -34). 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. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Similar position to myself. Given you've got a strong enough bench, C.

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback. I’m coming round to either B or C, with a lean towards C because having D.Silva is something I’ve wanted for a while.

    2. Unbowed Unbent N'Golo
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Probably B for me, but C also decent.

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks for the feedback. I just looked at the RMT tool and it slightly prefers B over the next 6 GW. But I’m still fixated on DSilva. It will be a hard choice for me.

    3. Jimmy Floyd
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      How about TAA and Richarlison

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks for the suggestion. This is another option. But for me I really want to have either a MU or MC attacker.

    4. Nani R U OK? R U OK ? R U O…
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      D... can you afford TAA and say Bilva? The player I would really recommend is not popular on this site currently... Maddison once he’s back fit.

      1. Ajaxeeding
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Unfortunately I’m 0.1 short for the TAA and BSilva move. But a good suggestion. Thanks!

  7. QuintonFortune25
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Got two FTs but im 0.2 short of affording Mendy and Fraser to Bennett and D.Silva.

    Shall I take a hit and downgrade elsewhere to fund bringing in D.Dilva or get Martial and Doherty for free? Cheers

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Martial Doherty by a mile imo

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Podge
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Martial and doh

      1. QuintonFortune25
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Right now Silva/Bennett by a mile, because the other two are injured.

  8. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Which Spurs and Arsenal assets are people considering bringing in for GW15/16?

    For me neither team have really impressed me enough to want to invest heavily in there assets, Im probably only considering Lacazette and maybe Trippier

    1. nisag17
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Yes. Just those two. And probably bringing in Trippier only.

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Kane Christmas hattricks is what I am after on my wc

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Kane from GW15

    4. emodabi
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Yeah I had only two but let us see what will happen in the upmcoming games for Spurs if Eriksen or Ali in form

  9. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Which option for Mendy?

    A. Laporte and keep my three cheapies
    B. Stones, which could allow me to upgrade one of my cheapies to TAA next week.

    Thanks..

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      A

  10. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Who to bench

    Bennet, Arnautovic, Shaqiri, Wilson

    On Bennett atm (have Doherty) since I like to play attacker, but his fixture is best. Maybe Shaqiri?

    1. Where has all the rum gone?
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I would bench Bennett 1st sub and play shaq

      1. Lignja
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 9 days ago

        thank you friend

  11. The White Pele
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Murray to Jimenez worth a hit?

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Loll.no

  12. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Hwo bad is the facial injury to Doherty? Im looking to shift Mendy to being him in.

    1. The_Bucc
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Should be ok.

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      He looks like Iain Dowie

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        God no. Poor guy red flagged unknown return.

        1. Whatever100
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Not red flagged yet. I would suggest maybe Boly if Doherty confirmed out.

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Head fell off.

    4. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      If he has any sense he'll stay away from the Ireland team till we get rid of Martin o Neill.

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Mendy -> Laporta or Digne?
    Bench someone to play Doherty?

    Patricio
    Alonso Mendy Robbo
    Hazard Mane Richarlison Martial
    Aguero Wilson Arnie

    Fabianski Doherty Hodj WB

    Cheers

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Both are good options. If you need the funds then Digne.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Laporte,bench Arnie

  14. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Have Mendy. No Chelsea or Liverpool def.
    Money no prob. Who to bring first ?

    Alonso Robertson Laporte TTA Ederson Alisson Van Dijk Walker ?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Probably Alonso

    2. DaveyGee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Alonso or Robertson.

  15. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 9 days ago

    How big is the chances that Martial's price doesn't rise before next Friday??

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Very high. Has been stuck around 20% due to yellow flag and injury updates are likely to happen on Friday

      1. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks! Good answer:)

    2. Davros
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Are you a bot? This is literally third time you’ve asked this, and even the second time this page.

      1. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Naa I changed my question from "is it a chance" to "how big is the chances" to get an better answer. But now I got an good answer so I will not ask again

        1. Davros
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Okay. Fplstatistics is good source

  16. Salt'N'Pepe
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    How is the following for a hit?

    Mane + Balbuena -> Richarlison + Digne (-4)

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I would rather have Keane than Digne, much better points per minute and much more a goal threat. Digne seems to be being rammed down our throats on here......I am sure he is a decent player.

  17. DaveyGee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Am I the only person who hates Nations League? I really don't get the point of it. We already have a World Cup. It's so disruptive.

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      I prefer it to qualifiers. At least this format puts similar ranked teams against each other.

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Are the guys planning on flying to Monaco and televising this FFS cup draw? What's the delay?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Patience, week isnt over yet...

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      What's the hurry?

    3. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Geoff said today. 6pm and nothing yet, 6 hours left of the day though.....

  19. Demí
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Salah GOAL

  20. Lionel Ronaldo
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Which of these?

    (A) Yedlin -> Stones [no other City defender, no funds for Walker/Laporte]
    (B) Fabianski -> Ederson [other GK is Patricio]

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 9 days ago

      Of those, B. Then downgrade pat though at some point for funds

  21. thorvaldsson
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 9 days ago

    Is it me or is it I don't see as much free kick goals in the league as I once did? I use to bank or Morten Gamst Pedersen, Bale or Sebastian Larsson to at least get me a couple of of goals from that position. I would pick a player just for that reason like Snodgrass almost like a NFL special teams player...

  22. Kub3
      10 months, 9 days ago

      That Salah goal for Egypt is vintage Salah.

    • Come on you Kante
        10 months, 9 days ago

        Who is likely to play left back for Man City now Mendy is injures ? Delph ??

        1. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Rotation of Delph and zinch I think. Delph moreso though

          1. Come on you Kante
              10 months, 9 days ago

        2. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          If I go Mendy -> Doherty with the one free transfer will it then be too much Wolves if I go Success -> Jiménez with the other free transfer?

          Ederson
          Robertson, Alonso, Mendy, Bennett
          Richarlison, Hazard, Fraser, Salah
          Aguero, Arnautovic

          Hamer, Zabaleta Success, McDonald

          0.1 million in the bank

          1. Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            No. I have Doherty already but am planning on Mendy Quaner to Digne Jiminez

            1. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              Keane rather than Digne, much better points per minute and much more a goal threat. Digne seems to be being rammed down our throats on here......I am sure he is a decent player.

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                So you’ve said above lol

          2. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            I have Jimmy and Jonny. Three would be one too many for me.

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              Yes it's what feel too, however Bennett would be on the bench if I go there 🙂

          3. BenDavies
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            For the next two games it's not too much, no.

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              Thanks, think I will do it - might even play Bennett for Arnautovic :-)!

              1. BenDavies
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                That's what I'm doing. Doherty and Bennett double-up

        3. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Convince me either way on Digne vs Keane.

          Digne seems to have much more of an assist threat, on set pieces (including corners) and whips in lots of crosses. Keane does have higher attacking output so far, but would we not be more reliant on goals from corners etc for him? Would be less of an occurrence than Digne possible involvement from either set pieces or open play surely?

          1. BenDavies
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            I would go with Digne because he provides consistent attacking threat rather than sporadic attacking threat with Keane. Keane will only score from a corner but Digne is involved in all facets of open play.

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Not much between them both but Keane proven he gets more points per minutes and seems to be more BAPS friendly. Digne looks great but L Baines is fit and in the background so more chance albeit slight for rotation. I just feel for the .01 its better value both short and long term.

          3. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            If Mina has cemented a place alongside Keane makes a big difference imo. What with his height and set piece record, he will attract the oppositions best marker at corners and free kicks, leaving Keane with a far better chance of picking up attacking pts.

            1. Here Comes The Son ★
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              The gambler in me wants to take a punt on Mina. Just don't know if he's 100% nailed.

              1. Monkey Hanger
                • 6 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                Too much to pay for an Everton defender for me.

                1. Here Comes The Son ★
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 9 days ago

                  Yeah probably. I just see those goal scoring stats and my eyes light up. I doubt I will.

                  1. Monkey Hanger
                    • 6 Years
                    10 months, 9 days ago

                    Also look like he could pick up a few cards. Too big to get away with fouls. 🙂

          4. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            flip a coin ... not much between them at all that would convince me either way ... but neither will get too many clean sheets 😉

        4. jimmy.floyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Fabs
          Laporte Robertson Alonso
          Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser
          Kun Wilson Arnie

          Hamer Bennett AWB Romeu

          1 ft, 1.0 itb

          A Bennett to Doherty and bench Fraser
          B Laporte Fraser to Doherty Martial (-4)
          C Save, play Bennett and bench Fraser

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

            Definitely save, would even consider playing him over Bennett

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Save ... the rest is up to you 🙂

        5. farmerfat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Hi guys. I'm embarrassed to admit that I am a Ross Barkley owner. Anyone know what I should do with this mess ? No money in the bank....

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Rage quit ? 😉

            1. farmerfat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              I'll never give up

          2. BenDavies
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Paterson, Schurrle or Gudmundsson are your only realistic options with no money in the bank. You could downgrade somewhere else in the team and go for Richarlison if you don't have him.

          3. Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Brooks, if you have no Bournemouth.

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Hit him out for Fraser, Richarlison, Martial etc & move on - team will be better for it long term

        6. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Those with WC when do plan to play it ?? GW15/16 look good however GW19 onwards look good for the big 6 with no CL to worry about ??

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Before it expires 😉

          2. Nani R U OK? R U OK ? R U O…
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            I’m looking at 14 or 18 myself

        7. Patch
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 9 days ago

          Walcott, Knockaert, Barkely, Success...

          Please let Digne fall by the same wayside!!!

          Laporte get me all those juicy points - BOOM

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            What's your overall rank now?

            1. Patch
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              1600 odd...

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                10 months, 9 days ago

                Nice, only 4000 to go 🙂

                1. Patch
                  • 2 Years
                  10 months, 9 days ago

                  In which case pls buy Digne 🙂

          2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            I’m being tempted by Digne... but Laporte is probably the safer option. I have a Ederson though so should still get points when City CS.

            Ederson owes us a penalty save or two too to make up for last two games (how many more 2’s can u get in a sentence lol)

            1. Patch
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 9 days ago

              Fair enough, I ditched Ederson 3 GWs ago so I guess it makes sense for you to spread the risk...

          3. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 9 days ago

            Precisely

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