Scout Notes

Fraser and Wilson blank as Emery experiments with wing-back system

Our second Scout Notes article from Gameweek 13 focuses on the events at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as Bournemouth slumped to a third successive 2-1 defeat and Arsenal extended their unbeaten league run to 11 matches.

Alexandre Lacazette was missing with a groin strain as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang proved to be Arsenal’s match-winner, while David Brooks demonstrated his value in midfield with an assist – though Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson emerged from the Cherries’ loss with nothing more than appearance points.

We round up the goals, assists, injury news, manager quotes and Fantasy talking points from an end-to-end encounter on the south coast.

Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal

  • Goals: Joshua King (£6.3m) | Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m) own-goal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m)
  • Assists: David Brooks (£5.1m) | Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) x2

It seems to be every other week that we make mention of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s (£10.9m) paradoxical performances in our Scout Notes.

The Gabonese forward, not for the first time this season, was peripheral for much of the match, feeding on scraps for long periods and wasting what few opportunities he was presented with.

Aubameyang had sliced wide from six yards from a corner-kick in the first half then blazed over from the edge of the box on 64 minutes, but once again the former Borussia Dortmund striker was to get on the scoresheet in the second half of a league match when he tapped in Sead Kolasinac‘s (£4.9m) low ball with a quarter of the game remaining.

Aubameyang has an incredible knack of popping up with a goal when delivering an otherwise so-so performance and his success is sometimes difficult to fathom from both an eye-test and underlying statistics perspective.

The Arsenal forward – who has admittedly been deployed on the left flank in recent months – has had less than half the number of attempts on goal and shots in the box that Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) has registered this season, but Aubameyang’s winning strike on Sunday moved him alongside the Manchester City striker at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.

Aubameyang was deployed centrally at the Vitality Stadium in a 3-4-3/3-4-2-1, with the injured Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m) not risked by Unai Emery.

The Arsenal boss explained his decision:

Yesterday Lacazette felt a small injury and also we need Aubameyang and Nketiah. Today the most important thing for us is that not only did Aubameyang score for us, he was also working in the 90 minutes. He helped us in all the things, the tactical moments and the defensive moments.

The Gunners meet only Liverpool of the “big six” between Gameweeks 16 and 22, with their fixture swing likely to attract Fantasy investment over the Christmas period.

Aubameyang – and Lacazette – must surely enter the premium forward equation at this point, in spite of what we have often seen on the pitch and in the members’ tables.

Perhaps crucially, the Gabonese forward’s goal conversion rate is hovering – as it did last season – around 30%, marking him out as the most clinical big-money striker in the division.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.7m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) flanked Aubameyang in attack, and those simply looking at the attacking KPIs from this encounter on the south coast would have been impressed with the Armenian midfielder’s numbers.

In reality, though, Mkhitaryan had an afternoon to forget.

Despite 11 penalty box touches and seven shots on goal, the former Manchester United man lacked any conviction or confidence in attack, only hitting the target with one of his efforts and fluffing his lines in several presentable situations.

Mkhitaryan’s afternoon was summed up on 69 minutes when Aubameyang sent him through on goal, only for the chance to go begging when the Armenian first took a heavy touch and then completely mishit a shot tamely wide.

Iwobi was busy down the left flank without ever looking a real menace and in reality, it was perhaps Lacazette who came out of this match with his reputation enhanced, with his presence missed in the Arsenal frontline.

It will be interesting to see if Emery perseveres with a 3-4-3 when Lacazette is fit, with Aubameyang set to move over to the left flank and one of Mkhitaryan or Iwobi to drop out in whatever system he chooses going forward.

A victim of this formation change is Mesut Ozil (£8.3m), who was only among the substitutes at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

While Ozil could potentially line up in one of the front three positions, he is undoubtedly more effective when playing in “the hole” behind a central striker. A 3-4-3 certainly doesn’t seem a good fit for Arsenal’s biggest wage-earner.

Emery said of the German midfielder’s omission:

We thought how we can be better in the match today which is very demanding with the physicality and the intensity – but every player is important. Also today we tried with three centre-backs like we’ve done at some stages this season and it’s another possibility for us to improve and find our best performance.

Two beneficiaries of Emery’s tactical experiment were their full-backs.

Kolasinac was the headline-grabber with two assists, with Arsenal’s opener coming from the Bosnian defender’s cut-back that Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m) smashed past his own goalkeeper.

No Premier League player in any position registered more penalty box touches than Kolasinac in Gameweek 12, underscoring just how prominent the Arsenal wing-back was in Bournemouth’s area.

Only Mkhitaryan had more touches in the final third than Kolasinac in this match, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina international firing into the side netting with a chance on 78 minutes having had a presentable opportunity with his head midway through the first half.

Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) got into plenty of threatening positions too, registering as many penalty box touches as Aubameyang and Callum Wilson (£6.8m) managed at the Vitality Stadium – though without much end product.

From an attacking perspective, both Bellerin and Kolasinac are tempting mid-price options for the fixture shift in Gameweek 16.

Unfortunately, though, the Gunners offer precious little in the way of clean sheet potential (it’s now just two shut-outs in 13 Premier League matches) and Emery’s side were often exposed down the flanks, particularly when the Cherries hit them on the break.

Bournemouth’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time indeed came from a counter-attack after an Arsenal corner.

Emery discussed his switch to a wing-back system after full-time:

We played like that in pre-season and in Qarabag, and it was an opportunity for us to find our best performance, best system and best combinations.

For example today there was Sead Kolasinac and Alex Iwobi which is a very interesting combination. Also when we are pushing with Hector Bellerin wide we need some players for balance.

The most important thing for us is finding balance in the defensive moments because we are conceding more goals than we want, but we don’t want to lose our good performances in attacking moments with scoring and the players performances.

But we need to improve and we need to do more.

From a Bournemouth perspective, their performance mirrored the one given in their 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United earlier this month: full of effort, occasionally threatening but ultimately outclassed.

Joshua King (£6.3m) came back into the side alongside Wilson up front, with David Brooks (£5.1m) moving over to the right flank to accommodate the Norwegian’s return to the Bournemouth attack.

Brooks and King combined for the Cherries’ leveller, building on good work from Wilson and Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) after a swift breakaway from the home side.

Brooks’ move back to the right of midfield didn’t dent his attacking threat too much and indeed he had what looked like a perfectly good goal ruled out for offside on eight minutes, before driving a low shot at Bernd Leno (£4.8m) that the German goalkeeper comfortably held.

The Wales international was also only a yard or so away from connecting with Fraser’s whipped cross after the break.

Brooks’ assist means he is now narrowly outscoring Fraser over the last eight Gameweeks, by 35 FPL points to 33.

Fraser’s performance, while full of industry and far from awful, was worrying from a Fantasy perspective, with the Scottish winger not registering a single key pass and only having one effort on goal – a free-kick from out wide – in his 90-minute showing.

That he only recorded one penalty box touch was indicative of how on the fringes he was when Bournemouth were mounting their attacks.

Set-piece duties remain a valued weapon in his armoury but the tricky Brooks looks the bigger threat in open play and, at £5.1m, is eminently more “benchable” for trips to Manchester City, Spurs, Manchester United and perhaps Wolves, plus the visit of Liverpool, in the next seven Gameweeks.

Wilson blanked on Sunday too, not really having any clear sights of goal and perhaps being outshone by King, though Howe paid tribute to both of his strikers after the game:

Joshua King did well physically today and added a different dimension to the front line, working well with Callum Wilson. I was very impressed, they were a threat in the opening period. They pinned the centre-backs back and gave them a problem in behind.

The goal was great from my perspective, defending deep and transitioning into a clinical finish at the end of a counter attack, so it’s a shame for them we didn’t get anything from the match.

Nothing went right for Lerma on Sunday, with the Colombian midfielder hitting the post from distance in the second half after his comical own-goal in the opening 45 minutes.

His afternoon was summed up when he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season, meaning that he will miss the trip to the Etihad next weekend.

Charlie Daniels (£4.2m) came in for the injured Adam Smith (£4.5m) in Howe’s only other change to his starting XI.

Emery meanwhile downplayed any injury worries surrounding Lucas Torreira (£4.9m), who had a solid game in central midfield before his withdrawal on 79 minutes:

He said to us that he was a little tired and that there was a possibility. He was giving us good balance but also we have to be clever because he played with the national team for two matches and sometimes you need to listen to the player when they sometimes need rest. This change was because we need to give him a rest.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Begovic; Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels; Brooks (Stanislas 72′), Gosling (Cook 72′), Lerma, Fraser; Wilson, King (Mousset 80′).

Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Leno; Mustafi, Sokratis, Holding; Bellerin, Torreira (Guendouzi 78′), Xhaka, Kolasinac; Mhitatyan, Iwobi (Ramsey 80′); Aubameyang (Nketiah 90′).

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1,320 Comments Post a Comment
  1. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    My defence is

    Patricio / Lössl (No need to guess which I played today)
    Alonso, Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, AWB (No need to guess which I benched today)

    Dohertys underlying stats have decreased and wasn't too happy with their defence. If I do Doherty > TAA tonite it gives me option to do Laporte to Trippier later. Funds will be exact supposing Laporte rises and Trippier falls. Another possibility is to downgrade attacking player to get Trippier and ditch AWB. I also believe that TAA will get more cs points even if he is benched sometimes. Is this too knee jerky (for free) or a good idea?!?

    A) knee jerk
    B) worth doing

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Sorry for starting page with this, it wasn't intentional.

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      A.

      Really depends on rest of your squad. Would have a lot of money tied up in defenders.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Patricio / Lössl
        Alonso, Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, AWB
        Sterling, Hazard, Martial, Richarlison, Camarasa
        Aguero, Arnie, Jimenez

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Looks good if Hazard and Martial do well. If not swapping them for likes of Sane, Mane, Alli, Son etc is trickier if you add Trippier and Arnold.

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 27 days ago

            With 3 City players I would have to lose either Kun or do Laporte > Trippier to get Sane. Arnie, Hazard, Martial, Rich and Kun are all possible risks that I might want or need to downgrade later. So there is the money if needed.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Not sure. That will be quite an expensive defence over a period where you may want more money for attackers (mci, tot, ars). But yeah I'd prefer TAA to Doherty as a straight comparison.

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I did Doherty to Taa today.

      Rich to D Silva

      Figure you need to double up on city

      Figure I might swap Robbo for trips or Laporte tho and still only have three main options in defence with the others being Bennett and awb

      Need that cash up front

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Keep Robertson.

    5. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      B

  2. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Digne to TAA?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I would, but considering the same question with Doherty whom I got when he was only 4.4...

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Can't remember Benching a player after captaining him the previous GW, Richarlison is gonna be the victim haha

    1. J T
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      You’re the victim 😀

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        😮

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Worse here.
      Captained Salah and I dropped him already for Sterling haha

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Ouch Peter.

      2. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Snap

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I have even ditched my previous captain immediately 😉

  4. leocarter27
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Thoughts and ideas appreciated.

    2ft 0 ITB

    Alisson / 4m

    Doherty Rob Alonso AWB / Pelt

    Rich Salah Hazard / Fraser 4.4

    Arnie Aguero Wilson

    Thanks all

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Salah to Sterling Kun to Kane

  5. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Patricio - Hamer
    Alonso - TAA - Trippie - AWB - Beennett
    Salah - Sterling - Martial - Richarlison - Schneiderlin
    Aguero - Arnautovic - Jimenez

    1 FT and 0.3m in the bank.

    GW 14 - Salah ➡ Sane
    GW 15 - Aguero ➡ Kane
    GW 16 - Richarlison ➡ Mane

    Decent plan? Pull the trigger on Sane this GW? Have the exact cash for those moves.

    1. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yes, like the moves...I would maybe do Richarlison to Alli/Eriksen in GW 16

      1. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        That would also be an option. Cheers!

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Richa to Ericksen

    3. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      looks good but i would rather have salah over the christmas period

  6. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Looks like 33 is the current LMS safety score.
    1 game + autosubs to go.

    1. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      first piece of good news this GW for me!

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks might just get through with 37 which is unexpected!

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      phew would survive i think by the skin of the teeth i think with 37

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      What do you think
      Mane or Ericksen for Christmas

    5. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Fingers crossed 39 is enough

    6. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yay

    7. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      32 here...it was fun...bye

  7. Flynny
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Hi.....Any views on this wildcard team please?

    Fab hamer
    Alonso TAA digne doherty awb
    Sterling hazard silva richi hogg
    Kun arnie Jimenez

    Cash in bank for kun to kane gw15

    Thanks

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Arnie will miss games given his situation.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        You thinking of getting rid? I’m tempted to make room for sane sterling and Kane

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Anything is possible this week. No attacking player is safe apart from Jimmy in my team.

        2. Flynny
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers...could downgrade to fodder perhaps and beef midfield... Anderson maybe??

      2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        true but his fixtures look too too good

    2. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Needs more wolves.

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Doherty and jiminez more than enough

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    May not do until week 15/16 depending on injuries but thoughts on this second draft wild card appreciated (13 changes to existing squad). Leaves .1 m in bank.

    Ederson Button
    Doherty TAA Trippier Balbuena AWB
    Sterling Sigurdsson Anderson Mané Sané
    Kane Mitrovic Success

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good. Playing well!

      Imirt go maith is the same spelling in Scottish and Irish Gaelic.

    2. The White Pele
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Decent team. would get spurs mid over Mane tho.

  9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Up to 19 K OR now 🙂
    Green arrow from yesterday after 4 blanks :p

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Nice one. Well played 🙂

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Nicely done

    3. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      well done

  10. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    I can't really believe this is even a dilemma but I'm mulling over Balbuena v TAA as my Mendy replacement. I already own Robbo, Balbuena would provide a little more cash for upgrades elsewhere, he's nailed & has a goal or 2 in him but I think I'd prefer TAA even with the less attractive fixture run and rotation risk. Pool are so tight defensively and he seems a superior pick on every front. Bench can cover the odd benching.

    Double Pool D ?

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Got Alisson and Rob myself, that is kind of double Pool?
      Would love TAA too but 3 might be overdoing it 😀

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah I wouldn't block a move for at least 1 Pool attacker.

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Depends on rotation. If Balbuena's just for the odd easy game then seems a good pick, but wouldn't want to start a whu def every game whatever the fixtures.

      1. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        If I opted for Balbuena he would be rotated with WB & Bennett depending on the fixture. If I went for TAA he would be a set and forget alongside Robbo and Alonso.

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 27 days ago

          See my team just below xD
          Seems our def rotation match

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          TAA wins as a comparison, but comes down to your other transfer plans. e.g. I was going to get Balbuena but went even cheaper to afford city/spurs mids and rotate doherty/awb/(yoshida) with taa and alonso.

  11. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 27 days ago

    What are your thoughts on this team?

    Alisson - Hamer
    Robertson - Alonso - Balbuena - WanB - Bennett
    Richarlison - Anderson - Martial - Sterling - Hazard
    Aguero - Wilson - Jimenez

    TV: 104.2 - ITB: 0.2

    1. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      downgrade martial for kun -> kane after next week. wilson does not have the best of fixtures.

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Was planning on doing Wilson / Jimenez rotation as none except 1 difficult fixture match up. Martial done punt? 🙂

        Thanks!

  12. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    9 green arrows in a row has come to an end but only dropped to around 3k so not as bad as I feared

    1. Demel
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Good work. I had my first red arrow 2 gameweeks ago. It has now been followed by another. I think action is needed.

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Yep looking at getting rid of salah. Basically arnie and salah to sane and sterling and going 352

        1. Demel
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          That sounds good to me. I think you can get there and save your wildcard which will be a big boost.

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 27 days ago

            Used my wc a long time ago!!

            1. Demel
              • 8 Years
              11 months, 27 days ago

              Ah ok 🙂 Well looking good anyway and being proactive should help you maintain/build rank.

  13. Demel
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    That's it. The template has changed. 2 red arrows in a row. Time to wildcard to this team..

    Fabianski
    Bellerin - TAA - Doherty
    Brooks - Sane - Sterling- Hazard
    Kane - Aguero- Rondon

    Button - Balbuena - AWB - Hogg

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Nice team! You hit the button?

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        I am hovering.

        1. Demel
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          I want to see how Rondon plays to decide on him vs Jimenez for the final spot. I have a feeling that we might all be on Rondon in a few weeks time. But then I have to remember that this is Rondon we are talking about and not Shearer.

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Only problem with doing it this week is hazard and Aguero, another week could be handy to see how they look. Team does look good tho

          1. Demel
            • 8 Years
            11 months, 27 days ago

            The advantage with the structure it means that it is easy to trade to Hazard or Sane to Mane/Eriksen/Alli or e.g. Aguero to Auba if required.

    2. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      not sure about bellerin.. next 2 fixtures are terrible

    3. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Nonsense, the template hasn't changed a bit. Nice team.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        ... I mean your pre-WC team.

        1. Demel
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Too much deadwood. Fraser looks past his peak, Alonso isn't worth the money at the moment, Salah is overpriced for an asset I won't captain. City mids look on fire and can easily be transferred out. Kane starts to become a great captaincy option and a big differential.

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      not bad

    5. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Downgrade Rondon and Upgrade Bellerin.
      No Arsenal Def for me

      1. Demel
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        His attacking stats make him the best potential option in the league. His fixtures after the next 2 are very favourable. I plan a wildcard with a longer term view in mind.

  14. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Massive drop for me today, 5 places. Fuming

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Haha so close to that grey arrow. What rank are you at

      1. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        2.6K currently

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Nice

  15. SuperDan
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    I have exact funds to do this. Should I?

    Salah, Arnie, Hojberg > Sterling, Sane, Kamara

    1. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      do it

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Looking at doing something similar but I would wait if you can. Always chance of injuries and doubts over hazard etc

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Haz flag

    1. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      after the midweek rest hopefully hell be back

      1. Walcoff life
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        This

    2. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      His comments kind of strange

  17. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    To ease the pain of Wolves no show (Patricio, Doherty and Jimenez) I've tuned into Genoa vs Sampdoria - my God this is the football I love !
    Pure passion both on the pitch and in the stands, players even when lacking bit skill make up with 110% effort.
    Fans are constantly soo loud that would probably be banned at Etihad.
    If you got a chance give it a go, second half starts now.

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      tempting!

  18. Victor I Need Ya Bae
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Sane rotation concerns for next week vs. BOU?

    Esp with UCL this week

    1. Styles_X
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      see who misses out midweek against lyon

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Hard to predict but with Mendy out then he looks more secured. Wait and see what happens midweek

      1. Walcoff life
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        This

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Wee red arrow, oh well

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Rank ?

  20. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    It’s a save here this week isn’t it?

    Patricio
    Robertson TAA Alonso AWB
    Salah Hazard Gudmundsson Richarlison
    Aguero Arnie

    Fabianski; Bennett Fraser Success

    1. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      1FT and 0.7itb

    2. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      yeah, save

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Im similar situation, its save or Hazard out later in week depends on news

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    903 pts 192 overall rank.

    Think I will save here and take 2fts into gwk 15 , maybe even do a mini wc for the fixture swing, but looking at this at the moment.

    Save

    Ederson
    TAA Wan Doherty Alonso
    Salah Sterling Martial
    Arnie Aguero Jimenez

    Button Richarlison Balbuena Obiang

    Arnie and Salah to Kane and Anderson gwk15.

    Thoughts?

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      nice team, save

    2. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Yep definitely save. I’m not sure I’d want to rid of Salah. As you have Sterling, I’d do something along the lines of Alonso and Aguero to Trippier and Kane

    3. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 27 days ago

      WE should be asking YOU for advice.

      1. Victor I Need Ya Bae
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Not starting Richarlison next week?

  22. Walcoff life
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    A) Martial -> Dilva
    B) Martial -> Sane (-4)

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      I've done B, but A's more sensible

  23. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Really want a city mid in but don’t know how to fit them in?

    Fab-Stek
    Bellerin-Doherty-Gomez-Bednarek-Wanbisa
    Salah-Haz-Mane-Paterson-Billing
    Arnie-Kun-Jiménez

    Which one?

    A) Mane & Bellerin —> Sterling & Tomkins (-4)

    B) Mane —> Sane (free)

    C) Salah —> Sterling (free)

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      B

  24. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    GW15 on Tues 4th. Lovely but rotation risks aplenty.

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      strong bench needed

  25. Martial FC
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Very random. But could anyone recommend a good fancy dress website? I have a work outing next month, but never done fancy dress before.

    There seem to be some dodgy websites out there.

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Escapade in Camden Town (North London) is where I've got outfits from in the past, EBay has also been golden for me over the years when I haven't wanted to spend much

      1. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        thank you! Much appreciated

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Dodgy like filthy or scammers? Amazon reliable if a bit boring.

      1. Martial FC
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 27 days ago

        Scammers

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 27 days ago

          Not too up on internet security but if site doesn't have Paypal or other reputable payment security then leave it. Better paying a few quid more for guaranteed goods tgan risk being robbed.

  26. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Guys, what do you think on Hazard's comments

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      should rest midweek and be ready for FUL (c)

  27. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Richarlison > Felipe Anderson. Yay or nay

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Nay, Rich has 2 wonderful fixtures after Pool

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      No.

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      dont rate richarlison that much.Felipe anderson even worse

  28. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Haz now with the yellow flag.

    So Haz possible injury or Sterling - always chance of rotation for C
    Aaaagggghhh!!
    And calm .....

    1. Walcoff life
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Haz should be fine

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 27 days ago

      Haz not doing great recently is more to think about.

  29. MikeLowrey
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Would you WC this team or hold off for a few weeks. I have 1FT and 1ITB

    Ryan
    Alonso TAA Stones Doherty
    Salah Mahrez Rich
    Aguero Wilson Arnie

    (Fab Fraser AWB Kante)

  30. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 27 days ago

    Please help
    Defence is Fabianski Hamer
    Doherty Robertson Alonso AWB and Mendy
    Any suggestions on replacing Mendy for 4.4 or less?
    Who is best in this bracket?
    Using the extra to bring Sané in.