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. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 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
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 27 days ago

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

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 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
        • 1 Year
        7 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
          • 7 Years
          7 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
            • 1 Year
            7 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
      7 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!
        7 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
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Keep Robertson.

      • Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        B

    5. AFC49
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

      Digne to TAA?

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 27 days ago

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

    6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      7 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
        7 months, 27 days ago

        You’re the victim 😀

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          😮

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

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

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Ouch Peter.

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

          Snap

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 27 days ago

        I have even ditched my previous captain immediately 😉

    7. leocarter27
      • 4 Years
      7 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
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Salah to Sterling Kun to Kane

    8. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      7 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
        7 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
          7 months, 27 days ago

          That would also be an option. Cheers!

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

        Richa to Ericksen

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

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

    9. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 27 days ago

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

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

        first piece of good news this GW for me!

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

        Thanks might just get through with 37 which is unexpected!

      3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        7 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
        7 months, 27 days ago

        What do you think
        Mane or Ericksen for Christmas

      5. Pat Bonner
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Fingers crossed 39 is enough

      6. Eat my goal!
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Yay

        • Stoichkov#8
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

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

      7. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        7 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™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Arnie will miss games given his situation.

          1. Pat Bonner
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

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

            1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              7 months, 27 days ago

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

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

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

          2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            true but his fixtures look too too good

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

          Needs more wolves.

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

            Doherty and jiminez more than enough

      8. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 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
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Looks good. Playing well!

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

        2. The White Pele
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Decent team. would get spurs mid over Mane tho.

      9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

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

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

          Nice one. Well played 🙂

        2. Pat Bonner
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Nicely done

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

          well done

      10. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 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
          7 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
            7 months, 27 days ago

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

        2. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          7 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
            7 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
              7 months, 27 days ago

              See my team just below xD
              Seems our def rotation match

            2. MTPockets
              • 10 Years
              7 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
        7 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
          7 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
            7 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
        • 8 Years
        7 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
          • 7 Years
          7 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
            • 8 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

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

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              7 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
                • 8 Years
                7 months, 27 days ago

                Used my wc a long time ago!!

                1. Demel
                  • 7 Years
                  7 months, 27 days ago

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

      13. Demel
        • 7 Years
        7 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
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Nice team! You hit the button?

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

            I am hovering.

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              7 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
              • 8 Years
              7 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
                • 7 Years
                7 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
          7 months, 27 days ago

          not sure about bellerin.. next 2 fixtures are terrible

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

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

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            7 months, 27 days ago

            ... I mean your pre-WC team.

            1. Demel
              • 7 Years
              7 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. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          not bad

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

          Downgrade Rondon and Upgrade Bellerin.
          No Arsenal Def for me

          1. Demel
            • 7 Years
            7 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
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Massive drop for me today, 5 places. Fuming

        1. Pat Bonner
          • 8 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

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

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

            2.6K currently

            1. Pat Bonner
              • 8 Years
              7 months, 27 days ago

              Nice

      15. SuperDan
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        I have exact funds to do this. Should I?

        Salah, Arnie, Hojberg > Sterling, Sane, Kamara

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

          do it

        2. Pat Bonner
          • 8 Years
          7 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. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Haz flag

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

          after the midweek rest hopefully hell be back

          1. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            This

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

          His comments kind of strange

      17. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 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
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 27 days ago

          tempting!

      18. Victor I Need Ya Bae
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Sane rotation concerns for next week vs. BOU?

        Esp with UCL this week

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

          see who misses out midweek against lyon

        2. Pat Bonner
          • 8 Years
          7 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
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            This

      19. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 27 days ago

        Wee red arrow, oh well

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Rank ?

      20. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 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
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          1FT and 0.7itb

        2. Walcoff life
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 27 days ago

          yeah, save

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

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

      21. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        7 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
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 27 days ago

          nice team, save

        2. Jeanz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 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
            7 months, 27 days ago

            WE should be asking YOU for advice.

            1. Victor I Need Ya Bae
              • 2 Years
              7 months, 27 days ago

              Not starting Richarlison next week?

        4. Walcoff life
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 27 days ago

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

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

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

        5. FDMS All Starz
          • 3 Years
          7 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
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            B

        6. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

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

          1. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            strong bench needed

        7. DJ Flash 21
          • 6 Years
          7 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
            • 2 Years
            7 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. DJ Flash 21
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 27 days ago

              thank you! Much appreciated

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

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

            1. DJ Flash 21
              • 6 Years
              7 months, 27 days ago

              Scammers

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                7 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.

        8. Pilgrim62
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Guys, what do you think on Hazard's comments

          1. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            should rest midweek and be ready for FUL (c)

        9. Sturridge Wars
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 27 days ago

          Richarlison > Felipe Anderson. Yay or nay

          1. Walcoff life
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            Nay, Rich has 2 wonderful fixtures after Pool

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

            No.

          3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            dont rate richarlison that much.Felipe anderson even worse

        10. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 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
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 27 days ago

            Haz should be fine

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

            Haz not doing great recently is more to think about.

        11. GrantShane
          • 1 Year
          7 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)

        12. sandman58
            7 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.