Scout Notes

Richarlison eases FPL injury worries with cameo for Brazil

Our international break coverage continues with this round-up of the matches contested on Friday evening that involved Premier League players.

We summarise the minutes played, goals, assists and injury news concerning Fantasy Premier League assets, with further reviews to come over the weekend and early next week.

Brazil 1-0 Uruguay

  • Alisson (£5.7m) – 90 minutes
  • Danilo (£5.1m) – 90 minutes
  • Roberto Firmino (£9.2m) – 90 minutes
  • Richarlison (£6.9m) – 23 minutes
  • Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) – 0 minutes
  • Willian (£7.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Fabinho (£5.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Ederson (£5.8m) – 0 minutes
  • Lucas Torreira (£4.9m) – 90 minutes

Richarlison shook off the groin injury he picked up in Everton’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea in Gameweek 12 and returned to action on Friday night, as Brazil edged past Uruguay at the Emirates.

One in four Fantasy Premier League managers own the Everton midfielder and his recovery is a rare piece of good news amid the deluge of knocks, niggles, withdrawals and yellow flags that have plagued our Gameweek 13 preparations.

Richarlison came off the bench with a quarter of the match remaining and indeed should have scored when picked out by Neymar on the six-yard box, but looked lively on the right flank and untroubled by any injury problem he had been affected by at Stamford Bridge.

Alisson and Danilo were part of the Brazil back four that kept out Luis Suarez and co, with the Liverpool goalkeeper called into action on four occasions in order to preserve Selecao’s clean sheet.

Roberto Firmino played the whole 90 minutes for his national team, predominantly used as the spearhead of a three-man attack and registering more penalty box touches than anyone on show – a far cry from the deeper or wider roles he has been asked to occupy at Liverpool in recent weeks.

That being said, Firmino didn’t really trouble the Uruguayan backline enough, and it was Neymar who was both Brazil’s biggest goal threat and creative spark.

Lucas Torreira played the whole match on his home ground, while Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Ederson and Fabinho all remained unused substitutes for Brazil.

Egypt 3-2 Tunisia

  • Mohamed Elneny (£4.3m) – 90 minutes
  • Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) – 90 minutes

Mohamed Salah scored his tenth goal in eight matches for Egypt by netting the winner in a five-goal thriller in Alexandria.

Salah had already hit the post for his country before grabbing the Pharaohs’ decisive third goal with minutes remaining, playing a one-two with team-mate Salah Mohsen before dinking the ball over visiting goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha.

This was Salah’s only fixture of the international break and the Liverpool midfielder will now return to his club in good time for the trip to Watford a week today.

This was something of a dead rubber between the two sides as both Tunisia and Egypt have already qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, which will take place next summer rather than in January/February as has been the case in previous years.

Mohamed Elneny returned from injury to start the game, having been unavailable for Arsenal for the last few weeks.

The defensive midfielder is yet to play one minute in the Premier League this season.

Wales 1-2 Denmark

  • Wayne Hennessey (£4.5m) – 90 minutes
  • Ethan Ampadu (£4.4m) – 40 minutes
  • Paul Dummett (£4.4m) – 39 minutes
  • David Brooks (£5.1m) – 90 minutes
  • Aaron Ramsey (£7.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Sam Vokes (£5.3m) – 0 minutes
  • Danny Ward (£4.4m) – 0 minutes
  • Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Andreas Christensen (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Zanka (£4.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) – 90 minutes
  • Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) – 0 minutes
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.5m) – 0 minutes

David Brooks put in an eye-catching performance at the Cardiff City Stadium as Wales’ UEFA Nations League campaign ended at the hands of Denmark on Friday.

The Bournemouth midfielder was, in many eyes, Wales’ best player on the night, putting in an excellent attacking display on the right flank and registering more key passes (four) than anyone on show in Cardiff.

Brooks should have at least had one assist when his cross was nodded wide by James Chester from six yards out, while the former Sheffield United winger almost got on the scoresheet himself when curling an effort wide from outside the Danish box.

Aaron Ramsey didn’t have quite the same impact in a two-man midfield, while Wayne Hennessey was perhaps slow to react for both of Denmark’s goals – as good as they were.

Newcastle United fans would have been concerned to see Paul Dummett limp from the field of play after just 39 minutes, meanwhile – the Wales left-back has kept four clean sheets in ten appearances for the Magpies this season, though is only owned by 0.2% of FPL bosses.

Further news is awaited on the severity of Dummett’s injury.

Kasper Schmeichel impressed in the Denmark goal in repelling Gareth Bale and co, while Zanka – suspended for Gameweek 13 after picking up five yellow cards for Huddersfield – and Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen also clocked up 90 minutes at centre-back.

Christian Eriksen‘s long road to recovery from an abdomen problem continued with a 90-minute run-out in South Wales, with the Spurs midfielder going close early on with a shot that flashed wide and then creating two chances for his team-mates.

Eriksen was mainly deployed as a “number ten” in the Danish side, though roamed across the attacking midfield positions and showed glimpses of his old creative self in the first half especially – though the premium midfielder has plenty to do in the coming fortnight (regular starts, for one) if he is to convince Fantasy managers that he is a viable option when Spurs’ fixtures turn for the better in Gameweek 15.

Sam Vokes, Danny Ward, Jannik Vestergaard and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg all watched this game from the bench.

The Netherlands 2-0 France

  • Virgil van Dijk (£6.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Georginio Wijnaldum (£5.5m) – 89 minutes
  • Nathan Ake (£5.0m) – 6 minutes
  • Hugo Lloris (£5.4m) – 90 minutes
  • Lucas Digne (£4.8m) – 90 minutes
  • N’Golo Kante (£4.9m) – 90 minutes
  • Olivier Giroud (£7.7m) – 65 minutes
  • Moussa Sissoko (£4.9m) – 25 minutes
  • Mamadou Sakho (£5.0m) – 0 minutes

A France side missing the injured Paul Pogba (£8.0m), Alexandre Lacazette (£9.7m) and Benjamin Mendy (£6.4m) slumped to a 2-0 UEFA Nations League defeat in Rotterdam, having needed only a draw to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

Les Bleus were actually indebted to Hugo Lloris to keep the scoreline respectable, with the Dutch much the better side and deserving to win by a greater margin.

Lloris made nine stops in all from Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel, Denzel Dumfries, Frenkie de Jong and Georginio Wijnaldum, but could do nothing to stop the Liverpool midfielder giving the Netherlands the lead just before half-time when he followed up a parried shot from Babel.

Virgil van Dijk was in imperious form at centre-back and snuffed out pretty much everything except for one Antoine Griezmann chance in the second half, with Olivier Giroud indeed hauled off on 65 minutes having not had a single shot on goal.

Lucas Digne and N’Golo Kante both picked up cautions as the French struggled to deal with a vibrant Dutch attack, but the Everton left-back did showcase his attacking threat by bombing forward to create a chance or two.

Nathan Ake and Moussa Sissoko both came off the bench for their respective countries, while Mamadou Sakho was an unused substitute.

Argentina 2-0 Mexico

  • Juan Foyth (£5.0m) – 90 minutes
  • Raul Jimenez (£5.8m) – 90 minutes
  • Erik Lamela (£6.5m) – 1 minute
  • Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m) – 0 minutes
  • Sergio Romero (£5.0m) – 0 minutes
  • Roberto Pereyra (£6.4m) – 0 minutes

Juan Foyth shrugged off a facial injury to play the whole 90 minutes for Argentina in the early hours of Saturday, earning the man of the match award on his international debut.

Foyth lined up as part of a back three in Lionel Scaloni’s 3-4-2-1 and was up against Wolves’ Raul Jimenez in the Mexican attack, with Argentina restricting their visitors to just three attempts on goal in the entire game.

Jimenez had the best of those opportunities when nodding a Marco Fabian cross against the bar after just two minutes, but was unable to trouble the hosts’ goal thereafter as a Lionel Messi-less Argentina ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

Erik Lamela – who had himself picked up a head injury in Gameweek 12 – came on as a substitute in the dying stages of the match, though Paulo Gazzaniga, Sergio Romero and Roberto Pereyra remained unused on the home bench.

Chile 2-3 Costa Rica

  • Alexis Sanchez (£10.0m) – 90 minutes

Alexis Sanchez had a somewhat mixed evening as Chile fell to a humbling home defeat to Costa Rica, who raced into a three-goal lead before the hosts recovered to add a gloss of respectability to the scoreline.

Sanchez scored Chile’s second goal of the night, controlling a long ball from Erick Pulgar on his chest and firing past visiting goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado to set up a grandstand finish.

The Manchester United midfielder had, not for the first time in his career, earlier missed from the spot after himself being fouled in the Costa Rican box.

Playing on the left of the front three, Sanchez posted the kind of underlying attacking statistics that had marked him out as a desirable premium Fantasy asset at Arsenal: ten penalty box touches, eight attempts on goal and three big chances.

Sanchez also created more chances than anyone on show in Rancagua.

Round-up

Mohamed Elyounoussi (£6.2m) and Stefan Johansen (£5.1m) started on the flanks for Norway as they deservedly came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 in Slovenia.

Johansen was withdrawn just before the hour mark, as has become a regular occurrence in recent internationals, while Crystal Palace’s Alexander Sorloth (£4.8m) came off the bench in the final quarter of an hour as Norway chased the game.

Elyounoussi lasted the full 90 minutes.

Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) was on the winning side as Slovakia trounced Ukraine 4-1, with Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.8m) lining up in midfield as usual for his national team.

The game wasn’t quite as one-sided as the scoreline suggested, with Dubravka keeping up his fine recent form for Newcastle by making five stops – one from Zinchenko – as his country scored from all four of their shots on target at the other end.

Gaetan Bong (£4.5m) and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.4m) both started for Cameroon in their 2-0 defeat to Morocco, who named Wolves’ Romain Saiss (£4.2m) on the bench.

Diogo Jota tapped in Portugal under-21’s winner against their Polish counterparts on Friday, while his Wolves’ team-mate Ruben Vinagre and the Portuguese under-20s had two games in as many days on Thursday and Friday – the wing-back posting a video of himself in action against Poland in the first of those two matches.

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  1. slove
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 4 days ago

    What do people think of swapping Salah and Robertson to Kane and Trippier from GW15? The makeweight will just be swapping a bench fodder forward for a bench fodder midfielder.

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Burnley away is a pretty prime fixture for Liverpool

    2. Amey
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Keep robbo

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 4 days ago

      Bottomed

      Who to bench in order to play alonso:

      A) fraser
      B) arnie
      C) doherty
      D) pereira
      E) robertson

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        Probably B

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

        D

      3. Amey
          9 months, 4 days ago

          B

      4. AFC49
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 4 days ago

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

        Button, Schindler, Højbjerg, AWB

        1FT, 1.0 ITB

        Murphy > Kenedy?

        1. Amey
            9 months, 4 days ago

            Save

        2. Spacemonkey
            9 months, 4 days ago

            Hi all!

            A long-time reader here, finally decided to register and post my first as I really could use some outside perspective now.

            Current team:

            Patricio
            Mendy Alonso Robertson Doherty
            Salah Hazard Fraser Milner
            Agüero Wilson

            Foster Trippier Billing Success

            2 FT and 1.0 ITB.

            I need to sell Mendy. And I should probably sell one of the BOU assets or maybe Milner. Some combinations which I believe could work:
            1. Mendy->Laport, Fraser->Richarlison, 0.4 ITB
            2. Mendy->Laport, Milner->Richarlison, 0.1 ITB
            3. Mendy->Alexander-Arnold, Milner->Martial, 0.4 ITB
            4. Mendy->Keane, Fraser->Martial, 0.8 ITB (enough for possible Wilson->Arnautovic next GW)
            5. Mendy->Digne, Fraser->Richarlison, Success->Jimenez, -4pts, 0.0 ITB
            6. Mendy->Digne, Fraser->D.Silva, 0.0 ITB
            7. Just Mendy->Laport/Alexander-Arnold/Keane/Digne, 1 FT
            8. Something else

            What would You do?

            1. Amey
                9 months, 4 days ago

                Mendy,milner >> dunk/digne + siggy/martial/richa

              • Badluck Jonathan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 4 days ago

                Lots of options. 2 is the best.

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 4 days ago

                I think Option #2 looks your best bet, both in the immediate short-term, and for the long-term.

                Double Bournemouth attack may become an issue, but I still can't tell which of the two to drop yet. However, they're fully capable of scoring versus Arsenal - so fine to keep this week. (Plus, you can sub in Trippier for one anyway, and Trippier's fixtures are great very soon.)

                No Arnautovic might feel annoying but he has a rubbish fixture this week GW, Wilson is still ticking over and in a month's time, will probably struggle with the Christmas congestion anyway

                All for you getting Arnie in next week, but you'd have to downgrade the other BOU asset (Brooks maybe, if you want to keep BOU?) or elsewhere, to achieve this.

              • Good Kompany
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 4 days ago

                Probably 1 or 2...
                Too many managers are trying to replace Mendy’s attacking potential while taking his clean sheet potential for granted... replace that with Laporte and you’re good.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  9 months, 4 days ago

                  You're bang on the money there, mate.

              • Spacemonkey
                  9 months, 4 days ago

                  Thanks all! Nice insights.

                  Half of Richarlison's next 6 matches are going to be really difficult.

                  Martial has better fixtures, better form (presuming no injury) and better price rise potential. Concerning "fundamentals", Martial has similar xG with Richarlison, but better xA. Their price difference isn't that crucial.

                  Hard choices.

                • PrettyDick
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  9 months, 4 days ago

                  Unlike most (it seems) I wouldn't go for Laporte, I *think* you can get more value if you downgrade further and used those funds elsewhere in your team. I know City are massive, still, the teams they are facing have decent or good attacks. And this very team couldn't keep a clean sheet against Hudds, Newcastle or Southampton. At home.

                  Of course City have a better than average chance of keeping a clean sheet, however, to me it seems like people are exaggerating that probability a bit. Especially when comparing to the probability of getting returns from 1. other defensive options 2. upgraded offensive options.

                  In regards to your offensive options I think that all your options are good/viable, even option 7. With Henderson, Fabinho and Keita away on international duty it's very likely that Milner will get a start and he is a goal (pens) and assist threat with a decent fixture. It would also give you an extra GW of information to decide who to go for in he long term. (For instance if we need more info on Martial's injury), and the likes of Felipe Anderson become an option as well. Although you'd miss out on Richardson's jammy Cardiff fixture..

                  Whatever you choose, best of luck!

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

                    With all that being said I'm sure that Laporte will keep 26 clean sheets in a row and score about eight or nine goals.

                  2. Spacemonkey
                      9 months, 3 days ago

                      Thank you very much!

                      Based on xGA, MCI seems to have maybe 60% CS probability. This means Laporte will earn on average around 4.5 points per match (assuming he'll be nailed even after Otamendy and Kompany recover, and assuming no attack returns and no BPSs).

                      Outside a defender (and goalkeeper) position there is, I think, only Jimenez out of more or less regular starters who can match this PPM with price equal or better. Among defenders only TAA, Keane, Rüdiger and Pereira can compete for the same price or better. He's ok.
                      ----
                      ... and if you buy him, it's an instant knee surgery.

                • RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  9 months, 4 days ago

                  Alonso in an own class when it comes to attacking returns, no other standout options so far this year.

                  Max goals are 2 for a defender, including no big hitters (Dunk, Duffy, Tarkowski, Bamba, Maguire, Holebas).

                  Regarding assists it seems a bit better, but not impressing except from Alonso and Mendy:

                  Alonso 7
                  Mendy 6
                  Bellerin 4
                  Trippier
                  Holebas

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 4 days ago

                    Alonso 7
                    Mendy 6
                    Bellerin 4
                    Trippier 4
                    Holebas 4
                    Pereira 3
                    Robertson 3
                    TAA 2
                    Duffy 2
                    Morrison 2
                    Keane 2
                    Löwe 2
                    Chillwell 2
                    Etc.

                    So still worth going 4 in attack this year?

                    Should we stay clear of the expensive big hitters if we’re not only seeking cs?

                  2. Amey
                      9 months, 4 days ago

                      RAM is the way to go when fit.
                      Bellerin+tripps can be good temp options though

                  3. CelticBhoy1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 4 days ago

                    Mendy > ?

                    A) Trippier

                    B) Alex-A (got Robbo)

                    C) Laporte

                    D) Other

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      9 months, 4 days ago

                      Have Ederson? If not, probably C.

                      1. CelticBhoy1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        9 months, 4 days ago

                        Nope no Ederson.

                        Alex-A is great value in my opinion and would enable me to upgrade Jimenez to Arnie

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          9 months, 4 days ago

                          Off you pop then. Sounds like your mind is made up!

                    2. Amey
                        9 months, 4 days ago

                        Or maybe cheap defender and bulk up midfield/strike force

                    3. Rider on the Storm
                      • 8 Years
                      9 months, 4 days ago

                      For long term, what's best
                      A salah+aguero+fraser
                      B mané+kane+dsilva
                      ?

                      1. Amey
                          9 months, 4 days ago

                          None imo after next few gw
                          1 if to choose from above

                        • Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          9 months, 4 days ago

                          A has two constant (C) candidates.

                          B does not. You could argue for Kane, but I wouldn't bother unless he begins to turn if on.

                      2. Scotty B
                        • 7 Years
                        9 months, 4 days ago

                        How and why isn't Laporte in the French squad?!

                        1. AuFeld
                          • 3 Years
                          9 months, 4 days ago

                          I don't think he is preferred by Deschamps as a starter.

                        2. Rider on the Storm
                          • 8 Years
                          9 months, 4 days ago

                          As France is world champion, nobody dare put in doubt deschamps'decisions...
                          So we don't know

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

                        Siggy or Richarlison? Why?

                        1. Amey
                            9 months, 4 days ago

                            Siggy
                            Less % owned
                            Penalties
                            Familiar playing position
                            Veteran
                            Involvement in attack more than richa imo

                            1. IrishRed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              9 months, 4 days ago

                              Thank you

                              1. Amey
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  Cheers bro

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

                              Richarlison

                              And to play devil's advocate:

                              - Not an injury worry
                              - Centre-Forward and getting better at it
                              - Hauled multiple times this season
                              - Cheaper

                              Having said that, I really like Siggy.

                              1. Amey
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  Nice 🙂

                              2. Eytexi
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                Richarlison, begging to perform OOP and cheaper.

                            3. fenixri
                              • 3 Years
                              9 months, 4 days ago

                              Patricio
                              Alonso Doherty Balbuena Awb Bednarek
                              Salah Mane Haz Fraser Stephens
                              Kun Arnie Wilson

                              1Ft

                              Mane -> Richa now and Bednarek to Robbo next week?

                              1. Amey
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  Yes
                                  2 Bournemouth might be needed to be addressed

                              2. RamaJama
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                Play Robbo or Bennett?

                                1. Fitzy.
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  Seriously?

                                2. AuFeld
                                  • 3 Years
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  Play what you pay. Robbo.

                                3. RamaJama
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  Leaning towards Robbo, but he’s away and not often attacking returns. So Bennet’s cs potential tempting

                                  1. Fitzy.
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                    Robertson has as much chance of attacking returns as Bennett has of a CS, he has more chance of a CS, and more chance of bonus points. Which is why he's got more than double Bennett's points so far.

                                    1. RamaJama
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                      See that 1 assist each 4th match so far this year.

                                      1. Fitzy.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                        And Bennett has how many clean sheets?

                                4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                  • 5 Years
                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                  If Robertson would have had a tough fixture, it was a yes from me.

                                  But since its not, Robertson imo.

                                5. Amey
                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                    Robbo

                                  • RamaJama
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                    OK cheers, kneejerk from me 😉

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

                                  Since winning their opening 4 games, Watford have gone on to take 8 points from their last possible 24.... including losing at home to Man Utd & getting absolutely hammered at home to Bournmouth (kasebele rc helped). The away win at Wolves aside, they’ve been pretty dire...

                                  Liverpool to win to nil looking a good bet for GW13? Could see Salah notching another return or two, think he’s a good captain shout.

                                  1. Amey
                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                      2-0
                                      Salah,firmino

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

                                        Sounds about right... thinking of playing TAA this week & saving a FT rather than getting in Digne for AWB & benching TAA

                                        1. Amey
                                            9 months, 4 days ago

                                            Yeah

                                      2. Eat my goal!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                        He's my captain choice - regardless of west hams shite defence I still think Salah will outscore Kun

                                        And as for Richarlison you just don't know what you'll get

                                        Same with Martial

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

                                          I could see Salah kicking on now over the Christmas schedule... he has 9 games in 5 weeks so no better time to hit form. Would love to see him sitting on 170-ish points by GW21 having absolutely smashed it over the winter

                                          1. Amey
                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                              So you don't want me to sell salah right ?? 😀
                                              If he does that i would love him though

                                            • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                              • 5 Years
                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                              170 😆

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

                                                Ok ok, maybe 190

                                                1. Amey
                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                    10 ppg
                                                    Nice

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

                                                      It only takes one or two hauls & he’ll be up there pretty quickly... would be quite funny to see the teams being ripped up to try to fit him in when he does hattrick, it’s coming soon, I can feel it!

                                                      1. Amey
                                                          9 months, 4 days ago

                                                          May he does that until i have him 😛
                                                          Coz getting him need 2,3 transfers

                                                2. Eat my goal!
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Yep, I'm holding the Kun to Kane Salah to Sterling switch as a back up but if Salah continues to get 8 points consistently why on earth would you consider dropping.

                                                  Mane is a fraud.

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

                                                    I look at Kane’s fixtures & think it’s a no brainier to target him for GW15... but he’s so dodgy these days, ever since they’ve left white hart lane you just can’t rely on him... I’m definitely sticking in the Kun-Salah camp myself, rather than Kane-Sterling... injuries would be a different story though

                                            • Hazz
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                              Salah scored 4 goals versus Watford last season!

                                              (Having said that, this is quite a different a Watford side now.)

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

                                                If ever there was a time he wanted to score 4 goals again - GW13 should be it

                                                1. AuFeld
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                                  Wouldn't it have been last week vs Fulham at home?

                                                  1. Amey
                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                      Sad reality check.
                                                      Cruel

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

                                                      He wasn’t far off a hattrick to be fair

                                            • Krisson
                                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                                Play Alonso Or Bennet?
                                                Already playing Doherty.

                                                1. Amey
                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                    Alonso over any given defender any day

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

                                                    Alonso

                                                  • Fitzy.
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                    You're thinking of benching the highest scoring player in FPL for a bench fodder defender?

                                                  • nisag17
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                    Wow! Never thought Bennett would relegate Alonso to bench.

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

                                                  Which one is better as long-term solution?

                                                  A Laporte Doherty Fraser
                                                  B Doherty Bennett Martial (-4)

                                                  Other defenders: Fabianski, Robbo, Alonso, AWB

                                                  Have Wilson as well

                                                  1. Amey
                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                      Since you have Wilson i go B

                                                  2. Eytexi
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                    1FT, intend to save, nothing ITB.

                                                    Fabianski.
                                                    Doherty, Bennett, Robbo, Alonso.
                                                    Salah, Hazard, Richarlison (VC).
                                                    Arnie, Aguero (C), Wilson.
                                                    (Hamer, Anderson, Hogg, AWB).

                                                    GTG? Right bench and captain?

                                                    1. fr3d
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                      Gtg. I’m very tempted by Rich(C)

                                                      1. Eytexi
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                        Very tempted myself, but can't look past Aguero's consistency this week.

                                                    2. Amey
                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                        Save g2g

                                                    3. fr3d
                                                      • 1 Year
                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                      Anyone dropping Salah for a City mid this week?

                                                      1. Eytexi
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                        Not this week. Looking to make that switch soon though, especially if Kane squirms his way into my team.

                                                      2. Amey
                                                          9 months, 4 days ago

                                                          Nope

                                                        • Dreaming of glory
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          9 months, 4 days ago

                                                          Did it for sterling. Think its a 50/50 call but i had 2 players diff from 2 top ml rivals so decided it was time to mix it up a bit and bag 2m in the process to tinker elsewhere

                                                      3. TheFantasyFreÆK ⭐
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                        Afternoon all, just 6 more sleeps left now. 🙂

                                                        1. Amey
                                                            9 months, 4 days ago

                                                            Great

                                                        2. Eat my goal!
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          9 months, 4 days ago

                                                          I don't see Digne as an option - do Everton really keep CS's

                                                          Yeah sure he's on set pieces but how many have they actually scored.

                                                          I fancy Newcastle and Watford to score so the fixtures are great imo

                                                          I could be wrong but WH defence has yet to repay anyone - aside from Fabs save bonus' so is this any different!

                                                          1. Eytexi
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            9 months, 4 days ago

                                                            Very much agreed on the lack of CS potential, but Digne's stats have been impressive - not for me though. Fabianski i feel will rack up points over the good fixtures, regardless of how many clean sheets, so i reckon he'll work out.

                                                            1. Eat my goal!
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                                              Considering in the next six they have pool, city and spurs I don't really see the point - waste of a FT

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

                                                            It’s not just Digne, I don’t want any EVE defenders in my lineup.

                                                        3. Eytexi
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          9 months, 4 days ago

                                                          What do people reckon the score will be to qualify for the members cup? And what do we think is key to surpassing that?

                                                          1. Amey
                                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                                              65

                                                            • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                              • 5 Years
                                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                                              Depends on how template performs

                                                            • Eat my goal!
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                                              I'd love to take a hit this week but because of the cup I'm going to have to play it safe!

                                                          2. Rhodes your boat
                                                            • 3 Years
                                                            9 months, 4 days ago

                                                            Ederson hamer
                                                            Alonso mendy robbo taa Bennett
                                                            Salah siggy maddison Fraser guendouzi
                                                            Aguero arnie success

                                                            Can do mendy to Digne this week then maddison and taa to hazard and balbuena next for -4, good plan???

                                                            1. Amey
                                                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                Yes

                                                            2. Parm
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                                              Ugly looking week for TV games, 8/11 of my team playing at 3pm isn't much fun.

                                                              1. Eat my goal!
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                Nothing worse than waiting for a sh*t Monday night game too!

                                                                1. Sánchez
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 7 Years
                                                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                  Aye, and then knowing your OR is guaranteed to slightly fall as a result of it (and auto subs) and hoping for the 1-1 with goals from the most meaningless players

                                                              2. Giggs Boson.
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 7 Years
                                                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                United, City and Pool all playing at 15:00 is annoying!

                                                              3. Flaming Flamingo
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                9/11 here and the other 2 are Doherty and Patricio. Nothing like watching a game and hoping for a 0-0.

                                                            3. Mackans
                                                              • 1 Year
                                                              9 months, 4 days ago

                                                              Mendy & Deulofeu -> AWB & Martial for free?

                                                              1. Amey
                                                                  9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                  Awb No
                                                                  Martial yes

                                                              2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                • 7 Years
                                                                9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                arghh just noticed the cheeky mnf game between burnley and newcastle........... i hate having no players
                                                                hopefully low ownership tho

                                                                1. Amey
                                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Lol. Have gudmundsson on treatment table.
                                                                    Hopefully he gets up and help me boost rank on Monday night

                                                                  • SMEE_HEEE
                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    it's the sort of game where you desperately scan the channels for something else to watch - even Keeping Up Appearances, even an old episode of the Bill, anything

                                                                  • Do I Not Like Orange
                                                                    • 7 Years
                                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Look on the bright side, no players means no need to spend your Monday night watching Burnley play Newcastle.

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

                                                                  Is Fabianski actually going to price drop to 4.4?

                                                                  That’s a serious bargain... could intercept GW15 quite nicely with Ederson > Fabianski tallowing upgrade of 4th def to Trippier for Spurs good fixtures... just a shame it would be TRAL with Laporte rather than TRAM with Mendy 🙁

                                                                  Get well soon Benjamin, there’ll always be a spot for you in my team when you’re fit.

                                                                  1. Amey
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Yes.
                                                                      City needs to score past 4-5 him without giving him save points 😛
                                                                      Would get him too at 4.4
                                                                      Season keeper

                                                                    • Dreaming of glory
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Hopefully so, hasnt kept a cs in a while now and city next so if ppl arent looking long term they will ditch. Keepers notoriously slow to drop tho so he could sit on 98% a few for a few weeks then if they start keeping cs he wont drop

                                                                      1. Sánchez
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 7 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        This is true. Keepers often sit at -99 and never actually drop. Mainly because nobody likes using a FT on them I think

                                                                    • Eat my goal!
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      If they get battered by City then surely he'll drop.

                                                                    • SMEE_HEEE
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Fab has an amazing run of fixtures. Tempted by similar one myself but I really want nailed City cover over the Xmas fixtures

                                                                    • Sánchez
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 7 Years
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      That's something i hasn't spotted. That's got my interest. My kane plan gw15 needed another 0.1 from somewhere

                                                                  2. Giggs Boson.
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 7 Years
                                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    I can't wait for England v Croatia. All three teams have a chance of going to the semi-finals!

                                                                    I think England have the best odds of progressing. We were quite evenly matched with Croatia in the World Cup, but we've improved since then.

                                                                    1. Wild Rover
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 9 Years
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      It's a bonus having a game I actually care about during the Int break, it could've been all over by now. No Rakitic should help

                                                                    2. Ask Yourself
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 3 Years
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      It’s coming home

                                                                    3. DavidKent
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Who’s have thought it? An Eng game we actually want to watch!

                                                                    4. Eat my goal!
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      I hope Sancho gets game time

                                                                      1. Giggs Boson.
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 7 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        I think the front 3 will be Rashford Kane Sterling. But Sancho will surely come off the bench.

                                                                        I can't remember the last time I was this excited by a young England player. Sancho won Bundesliga Player of the Month at just 18 years old. That's amazing.

                                                                  3. DavidKent
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 1 Year
                                                                    9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                    Would you keep Wilson if his price had risen since you got him?

                                                                    Great form, including IB, good price, horrific fixtures.

                                                                    1. Amey
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Price secondary thing if he perform then keep him otherwise sell.
                                                                        We have jimmy,ings,Arnie, denney etc

                                                                      • Eat my goal!
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        If he stops preforming for at least 4/5 Gw's only then would I consider a switch.

                                                                      • Sánchez
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 7 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Depends on what's your other issues if any

                                                                      • Brosstan
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 5 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Unless I see a negative change in how Bournemouth plays Im keeping for the season.

                                                                      • StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        I think keep for Arsenal then move on

                                                                      • nisag17
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 10 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Transfered him out gw 11 for Arnie as planned. Worked out so far. I had him early at 6.1 so lost team value. Would wait one week now as Arnie plays city.

                                                                    2. DavidKent
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Good shout. So for now youd keep over Jiminez and others? I’m on a WC

                                                                      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        I really like Jimenez

                                                                    3. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                                      • 2 Years
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Not a fan as bending arnie this weekend... I know they’ve got City but he is such a threat

                                                                      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
                                                                        • 2 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Benching even .. bending is definitely not the word I was looking for!

                                                                      2. nisag17
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 10 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Not benching though I don't have anyone decent on the bench, so easy choice for me.

                                                                      3. DavidKent
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        • 1 Year
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        Really difficult one that. Would you bench Anderson if you had him?

                                                                    4. Sturridge Wars
                                                                      • 4 Years
                                                                      9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                      Thoughts on bringing rondon in for wilson

                                                                      1. Sturridge Wars
                                                                        • 4 Years
                                                                        9 months, 4 days ago

                                                                        yeah cool

                                                                    5. Plymouth
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      9 months, 2 days ago

                                                                      No love for the "trickster" Ruben Vinagre? (4.3)

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

                                                                        Have an eye on him