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. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    I really like Wolves this season but any team that can concede two goals at home to Huddersfield (one of the worst teams to grace the PL) deserve to be relegated.

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Harsh, it’s football,after all and Huddersfield have got a good manager and resilience

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      They shouldn't be come May. But their recent slump is a cause for concern. I still think Huddersfield, Fulham and Southampton will go down.

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Huddersfield won’t go down...cardiff

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          No. Cardiff also poor but have a spread of goalscorers, if not many goals. Huddersfield had a miracle to stay up. They're dogged as fk under Warnock. Hopefully don't lose many points when Etheridge is gone in January.

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Cardiff are a Much better team than Huddersfield.

    3. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Certainly not a result I was expecting but they haven't kept many clean sheets recently!

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Conceding was annoying but to concede two without reply at home to Huddersfield is alarming to say the least.

  2. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Ederson
    Luiz,Robbo,Awb
    Rich,Salah,Mane,Murphy
    Kun (C ) , Morata, Arnautovic

    Harmer, Delafleu,Bennett,Duffy

    What to do????
    Cheers

  3. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Would love Sane but would mean ditching Hazard or Mane.
    Mane keeps accruing points in fits and starts
    Hazard has Fulham next but a yellow flag.

    What's the consensus on ditching Hazard or Mane this week?

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Wait mid week games...i d ditch haz

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        before Fulham - have to be 100% he's out, not like Sane is 100% certain

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Wait a week on Hazard
      Give Mane Burnley away

  4. Kun Tozser
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    What's the Coleman red flag all about?

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Past best date

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      No flag. Prob my imagination but I think I've seen flags in one browser and none on another.

    3. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Which Coleman?

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Seamus - just red but no detail, looks like a bug just on my desktop not getting it mobile. Odd

        1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Fine on my desktop.

          1. Kun Tozser
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 29 days ago

            Thanks

  5. Nuno had a dream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Considering doing Hazard to Sterling this week, but need to find 0.4. Which do you prefer guys:

    A) Doherty > Wan Bis
    B) Robertson > Laporte
    C) Arnie > Mitro
    D) Another option from this lot...

    Alonso - TAA - Robertson - Doherty
    Hazard - Mane - Dilva - Martial - Richarlison
    Aguero - Arnie - Jiminez

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      A

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        cheers mate. that's what I'm leaning towards too!

    2. Guba
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Hazard has Fulham at home though and Doherty also has a nice fixture, I'd wait on Hazard news but if he plays I would personally hold a week.

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Unlikely I will play Doherty tbf as will play Alonso - TAA - Robbo at the back anyway

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Before Fulham?

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Haz might not play and still fancy sterling to match him against bournemouth

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Wait for updates on Arnie and Hazard injuries before deciding.

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        conscious that price changes may affect my decisions but patience is prob the right way to go...!

    5. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Also change that Sterling gets rotated. UCL game against Lyon then, Sat bournemouth, Tue Watford and Chelsea next Sat.

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        true but would rather have him long term anyway. Is it worth downgrading Dilva and Martial for say Sterling and Brooks? and then can keep Haz too?

        1. Lazaretti
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Sounds ok moves. I would monitor midweek games and then decide. Still might be ok to just swap Haz to Sterling

    6. Bialystrzelec
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Mane > Alli

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        not a bad shout but want to keep Mane if I can, he is keeping up with the top scorers so far...

  6. Jet5605
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    2 FT and 1.6 ITB. Was planning to ship Mitro but will hold now.

    Any suggestions?
    Maybe Patricio > Ryan/Hennessey and save the other FT?

    Patricio
    Robbo - Duffy - Doherty - AWB
    Salah - Haz - Richarlison
    Aguero - Arnie - Mitro

    Hart - Fraser - Cairney - Bednarek

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Where r ur money invested mate?

  7. Giles G
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Is is a good idea to double on Liverpool defence with TAA and Robertson? On a WC

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Meanest defense of the league with city so yes

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Already unhappy for not doing it last week. Check the beginning of previous page. Yet it is easy with hindsight now...

    3. Man Getting Hit By Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Yep I've done this and going City heavy in attack. Hoping for best of both worlds this way!

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      yeah one my bad decisions was selling robbo gw4 and mendy messed it up with all his injuries .Luckily taa is there,I would advoacte taa surely.Doubleup is worth but make sure u dont lose money due to that on attackers

  8. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Would you play AWB BUR(H) before Richarlison LIV(A)?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I am but I also (C) Richarlison this GW and had Sterling (VC) so take what you want from it

  9. Ross From Friends
      7 months, 29 days ago

      First time i am asking for advice in a very long time.

      Is this a good wildcard team?

      Fab/Hamer
      TAA/AWB/Lovren/Dunk/Alonso
      Sane/Sterling/Richarlison/Mane/Fraser
      Wilson/Arnie/Kun

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah quite like it - decent bench cover.
        Not sure about Lovren, Arnie's fitness, double Bournemouth given fixtures, Brighton's away form and home fixtures are tough

      2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Not a great GW15 team and double B'mouth might be too much.

    • 'Broadsword Calling Da…
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Richarlisonon out for Anderson? Juicy fixtures for West Ham & Rich been pretty benign atm?

      1. EgyptianKing
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Exactly what I am thinking as well. I am very tempted, seem a good move

    • ch
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Hazard+Martial -> Eriksen + Sane for a hit?

      1. Guba
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        I wouldn't, wait for Hazard news.
        Hazard home to fulham and Martial against Southampton could so easily punish you.

        1. ch
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks

    • Guba
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Thoughts on Fraser -> Sane?

      I have the exact cash ITB to make the move and on paper looks good.
      That said I have a decent amount of cash in Fraser and looks like potential to be a season keeper.

      Team is:

      Ryan / Steele
      Robertson, Doherty, Digne, AWB, Balbuena
      Hazard, Salah, Sterling, Martial, Fraser,
      Arnie, Jiminez, Success

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Must do

    • EgyptianKing
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Hi mates.

      Would you do Richarlison out Anderson in, for free?

      Cheers

      1. waitinginthelonggrass
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        No

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Not yet, but maybe for gw17

    • waitinginthelonggrass
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Salah out for Serling for the moment??

      Have Mane (and Aguero) and no other way to get Sterling.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        I did on wc last week. That was about the only thing that turned out well.

    • Robbieblob
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      In order which players would you want the most
      A. Salah
      B. Sterling
      C. Hazard
      D. Sane

      1. waitinginthelonggrass
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        BCAD

      2. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        BDAC

      3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        CBDA.Close bw B,C

      4. Guba
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        For how long? Next gameweek?

      5. Pat Bonner
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        BDAC

      6. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        ADBC

      7. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        BACD

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      If Haz is injured for the FUL game, are you shipping?

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Not yet. But soon. 1 assi st in 4 games, injury prone. No player is bigger than my team!

      2. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        If out, probably.

      3. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Without a doubt.

      4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Maybe but y would he be out without any confirmation from sarri .Are u convincing urself to ship him out?

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          He had a knock. I am keeping if he's playing and probably getting rid if not...

      5. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Im ditching anyway. Its all about City.

    • martyhan
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC team please

      Ederson hamer
      Taa Alonso Doherty AWB Digne
      Sterling Dilva mane Richarlison 4.4
      Arnie Jimenez Kane

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Solid but don't expect much from the cheaper attackers.

        1. martyhan
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Thanks, yeah I might try to get another big hitter in there up front.

    • FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Salah & Sane
      Or
      Mane & Sterling

      Who will get more points over the Christmas period? Or do you think they will match each other?

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        B for me

    • Robbieblob
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Salah > sterling? Like salahs fixtures and he’s consistent but price compared to sterling’s is significant

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        yup

    • AFC49
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

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

      Button, Murphy, Digne, Højbjerg

      1FT, 0.5 ITB

      Doherty > TAA?

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Given you have Richo, wait until later in the week.
        You'll probably find a best use for the FT.

        1. AFC49
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Will do mate, thanks

      2. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        I just did...

    • Doge
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Quite like that there's no real template going into December. Lots of options and people will have to think for themselves.

      1. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah getting interesting now. Early template was a nightmare (for me)

      2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        like it especially loving decisions like shipping the 2nd highest scoring before fulham at home

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 29 days ago

          *attacker

        2. DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          You’ve done nothing but knock people for wanting or suggesting getting rid of Hazard, why? Yes he has Fulham but Sterling has Bournemouth. You cant guarantee Hazard plays, he’s been blanking, don’t judge people for wanting to sell him.

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            7 months, 29 days ago

            ok genius due to his blank vs spurs (due to atkinson) sell him before 2 matches vs promoted sides.Great rationale.Ofc i would as its laughable and never said i guareentee he plays

            1. DAZZ
              • 5 Years
              7 months, 29 days ago

              Those that sold him in GW10 for Raheem are 38 points better off 🙂

              1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                • 1 Year
                7 months, 29 days ago

                if would have known beforehand he plays 0 mins vs burnley and cameo vs palace everyone would have shifted too and sterling was not a rotation risk after his burnley benching.Thing is many shifted salah to hazard brfore cardiff and fulham stating similar reasons and got burnt.Its about future points not past

                1. DAZZ
                  • 5 Years
                  7 months, 28 days ago

                  Okay and your so sure Hazard outscores Raz in the next 5?

    • The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Best striker for £6.2m or below?

      1. Flynny
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Look out for rondon tomo night

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Nice set of fixtures too. Hmmmm. Cheers for the advice

    • The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Choose 1 .reason would be better

      A) sane and Murray
      B) Hazard and jiminez

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        A) neither is flagged 😉

        1. The Overthinker
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Cheers

    • Man Getting Hit By Football
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Is it bad I am on wildcard and am planning on keeping both Doherty & Jiménez?

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Not at all. Good value at their price.

      2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        decent value at their prices

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Having also Patricio wasn't fun today 🙁

    • Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Sane vs Alli ?

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        No brainer, Sane

    • GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I have an Irish international in my squad. If I make no transfers I could have two Irish internationals in two weeks but very unlikely. How is that possible? 😉

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        You, the manager belong to your team and ran away to Dublin since u fear brexit?

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          Very close 🙂

          Declan Rice. Would love if he stayed but he'd be silly not to go with England.

    • ChuckN
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Salah + Bennett > Silva + Alonso for a -4

      Yes or No?

      Keen to get Alonso back for Fulham, think he will haul.

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Nah. Alonso hauling vs. Fulham far less likely than Salah vs. leaky everton

    • wulfranian
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      What are the news on Hazard?

      1. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Twisted ankle. Probably given the week off for Fulham.

        1. wulfranian
          • 2 Years
          7 months, 29 days ago

          cheers,TM.

    • The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      On wc , i am going without pool attacker , probably without Hazard too.

    • Rains of Castamere
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Unreal week in FPL Draft, Vinegar aside.

      https://draft.premierleague.com/entry/256449/event/13

      (5-team league)