Scout Notes

Cardiff the sixth team in a row to score against Wolves

Cardiff and Wolves kicked off Gameweek 14 with a match that took a bit of time to get going – but definitely had a big impact on Fantasy Premier League.

There was renewed hope in some Wolves options despite the reigning Championship winners conceding once again.

We’ve got all the talking points in this latest Scout Notes article.

Cardiff 2-1 Wolves

Goals: Matt Doherty (£4.9m) | Aron Gunnarsson (£4.5m), Junior Hoilett (£5.0m)

Assists: Raúl Jiménez (£5.9m)

Matt Doherty (£4.9m) instantly rewarded those who showed faith in him after a disappointing return in Gameweek 13 by scoring seven points in Gameweek 14. Following the 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town, Wolves took the lead at Cardiff with their right-back lashing in from a corner. It was an attacking return that had been brewing for some time. Ahead of Friday night’s match, Doherty was in the top three for shots among defenders and he finally delivered his first goal since Gameweek 8.

There was also more joy for owners of Raúl Jiménez (£5.9m) who registered his fourth goal involvement in as many matches. It was his header on goal that was saved by Neil Etheridge (£4.5m) before falling at the feet of Doherty. Of those who started the game, Jiménez had the best minutes per chance ratio, which bodes well for his continued use to Fantasy managers.

There were interesting changes made by both managers for the match. Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo left Ryan Bennett (£4.2m) on the bench for the first time this season, meaning a first start of the campaign for versatile Moroccan international Romain Saïss (£4.2m).

Adama Traore (£5.3m) got just his second league start of the campaign but again failed to have the desired effect on proceedings. His exploits down the right-hand side happened at a frightening pace but the ball was not always under his control during his mazy runs. In fact, in the first half especially, Bamba largely had him under control. There is every chance he could return to the bench in time for Gameweek 15.

There were concerns that Traore’s role in the team would temper Doherty’s runs forward, but they were dispelled very soon. He was a regular attacking outlet for Wolves in the opening 45 minutes and should continue to offer goal threat throughout the season.

However, Wolves didn’t actually offer as much threat as they would have liked, especially in open play. The goal they scored from a set-piece proving their best chance of the first half.

“We definitely need to control and manage the game better. I know it’s hard, they started putting these long balls in which causes you many troubles and we didn’t do enough to hold on to the advantage.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

That may have been because they had their 3-4-3 formation matched up by Cardiff City’s Neil Warnock. Sean Morrison (£4.7m), Sol Bamba (£4.5m) and Bruno Ecuele Manga (£4.5m) made up the back three with Junior Hoilett (£5.0m) and Harry Arter (£4.9m) as the left and right wing-backs respectively according to the club’s Twitter account. The Canadian was the much more advanced of the two wider players, understandable given his usual position as an attacking midfielder. Arter also often drifted back into the middle of the pitch. Josh Murphy (£4.8m) and Victor Camarasa (£4.5m) were the wide forwards either side of Callum Paterson (£5.2m). Camarasa did drift into wing-back duty on several occasions, Warnock’s hand apparently forced with Greg Cunningham (£4.2m) and Joe Bennett (£4.5m) having injury trouble in the week.

“Are you joking? I couldn’t sleep last night! Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa wing backs? My god! We lost Greg Cunningham and Jazz Richards who played wing-back last year for us. Joe Bennett didn’t train at all this week until yesterday (Thursday). I didn’t really want to risk them all being out with hamstrings. Junior has always done a good job against Doherty. Victor, I wasn’t too sure about Victor but hey ho, we hadn’t got much more, really. And I thought Harry (Arter) and Joe (Ralls) could upset the applecart in there (midfield) and we got better up front as the game went on.” – Neil Warnock

Ultimately, Nuno felt that Cardiff sussed out Wolves’ formation and that was the key to the Bluebirds success.

“Some teams adapt to our formation, and they had success. It doesn’t mean we were not prepared. I think that we were prepared. We were in control, but it was not enough. It was not enough.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

In truth, neither side offered a great deal in the match with some suggesting it had the feel of a Championship game disguised as a Premier League meeting. In keeping with that theme, both sides only regularly threatened from set pieces, but that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Interestingly, when we were assessing the individual weaknesses of each Premier League ahead of Gameweek 13, both Cardiff and Wolves were sides most vulnerable to set pieces compared to the left, right or centre in open play.

Doherty’s first-half goal was the seventh that Cardiff conceded from set-pieces this season; no team has conceded more in 2018/19. Meanwhile, the Bluebirds wreaked havoc with a 36th-minute corner where Wolves panicked to get it clear and managed only as far as Arter. His rocket of a shot cannoned back off the post and he was unfortunate not to see it hit the back of the net.

Cardiff slowly piled on the pressure in the second-half an, in the end, broke through from a dead ball situation. Rui Patrício (£4.6m) was at fault for the goal in trying to come from the ball but left himself exposed. Arter’s ball back into the box was headed across goal by Morrison, no players had more touches in that area of the match than him, and Aron Gunnarsson (£4.5m) hooked it over the line. Nuno laid no blame at Patrício’s door though.

“I was a goalkeeper myself and if somebody touches you it’s very hard to continue with your actions and I think maybe it could have been a foul. Rui was clearly pushed in his area of action.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

That’s now six consecutive Gameweeks without a clean sheet for Wolves. The fact that Doherty got some attacking returns should ease managers’ patience with him but the likes of Patrício or Willy Boly (£4.6m) may be closer to the chopping block. There wasn’t a great deal that the goalkeeper could have done to stop Hoilett’s hugely impressive winning goal though, a curled shot from the edge of the box straight out of the Rúben Neves (£5.0m) playbook.

“Junior, he always used to cut inside. Vincent will be delighted. I spoke to Vincent before the game and said ‘I’m playing Junior left wing back and he’s going to come in and shoot from there all the time’ because we don’t shoot enough.” – Neil Warnock

But either way, conceding four times against supposedly goal-shy Huddersfield and Cardiff is not particularly good reading and may force Fantasy managers to look elsewhere. According to the local press, such results seem to have caused Wolves fans to demand a change of system from Nuno, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for that too.

There will be at least one enforced change for Gameweek 15 as Wolves will be without key central midfielder Neves. He picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign on Friday night and will now serve a one-match suspension.

Cardiff City XI (3-4-3): Etheridge; Bamba, Morrison, Manga; Hoilett, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Arter (Harris 76′); Murphy (Reid 66′), Paterson, Camarasa.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Saïss; Vinagre (Cavaleiro 82′), Moutinho, Neves, Doherty; Costa (Jota 66′), Jiménez, Traore (Gibbs-White 73′).

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401 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IrishRed
    • 2 Years
    15 days, 11 hours ago

    Why is Auba being overlooked? Scoeing plenty of goals and has nice fixtures from now

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Pricey with other big hitters looking more desirable. Rotation prone already so will certainly be rotated over Xmas you would expect.

      But he could be an excellent option if you can fit hit in.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • 6 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Shhh..let the masses get Kane.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks

      2. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 10 hours ago

        Absolutely this.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Shares points with Laca.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Competition from many heavy hitters for 2-3 slots only. Am considering GW16.

    5. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Better pick than Harold

    6. child of God
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        No untouchables at arsenal

      • Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Because he is inconsistent, he’s played in plenty of good fixtures and blanked. As has Lacazette

        Aubameyang hauled off the bench twice but when playing the whole game hasn’t reached double figures

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          He consistently has more goals then Harold. Kane has never blanked vs easy fixtures? What about gw1 vs newcastle, gw 8 vs Cardiff, and gw 9 vs whu?

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            Thing with Kane is, spurs have Alli and Eriksen back and look to be much more attacking again - he has shifted to his normal position and stats have taken an upturn. Of course it’s not necessarily going to result in returns but arsenal have been consistent in their performances, nothing has changed so I don’t expect the player returns to change either.

      • Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 10 hours ago

        Getting both

    7. zLaTaN@uNiTeD
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      RMWCT

      Ederson
      Alonso*Robbo*TAA*Trippier*WB
      Sterling*Sane*Richarlison*Fraser*Brooks
      Kane*Arnie*Wilson

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        I don’t like the stars. And I really don’t like the triple Bournemouth attack especially with the two midfielders. I also think Tripper is potentially injured and when fit will be an rotation risk. Aurier has played well when he’s come in.

        The rest, I like.

      2. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Triple Bmouth attack is gutsy

    8. Sterling Silva is better th…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Any truth to the rumours that Jose has a sneezing issue and may not manage the team this weekend?

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        If he did we would know, news that big would be on SSN.

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        So United might be able to break the shackles without him and somehow manage to score a goal?

      3. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Pogba punched him is what I heard.

        1. Fantasy Gold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 10 hours ago

          lol

    9. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      15 days, 11 hours ago

      Has anyone seen a decent wildcard team with Auba and Kane?

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        I assume with how many good premium midfielders there are, it’s a difficult task.

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Is auba worth it? Aside from the two bench hauls, I wouldn’t say the value is there

      3. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Value seems better in midfield

      4. Ghost86
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Is Lacazette not first choice when fit?

        Would he not be the better option cheaper too

      5. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Fabianski / 4.0
        Alonso / Trent / Doherty / Yedlin / AWB
        Sterling / Sane / DSilva / Richarlison / Cairney
        Kane / Auba / Kamara

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Dang. Not bad, not bad.

          1. AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Taking a -16 this week to fit them in.

        2. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Brilliant. Now to find 2m in the next few weeks and field that team by the time GW38 rolls around.

          1. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            I can afford that team.

            1. fedolefan
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah, my team value sucks.

      6. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        One of my WC options in next week or do

        Fabianski Hamer
        Alonso Van Dijk Bellerin Doherty AWB
        Sterling Sané F Anderson Brooks Camarasa
        Kane Aubameyang Mitrovic

    10. child of God
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Is there a way to know the template in the top 1k?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Template is very much in the air with plenty more options coming into play

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Patricio 31%
          TAA 37% Doherty 57% AWB 74% Alonso 84% Robertson 74%
          Salah 66% Richarlison 73% Hazard 62%
          Kun 77% Arnie 70%

      • Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Is double Spurs attack too much for the upcoming fixtures?

        Thinking of doing Aguero & Hazard to Kane & Spurs mid.

        Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

        1. kalmoffit
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Spurs just aren't rolling teams over. Not everyone is going to defend like Chelsea.

        2. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Some may say it's not enough!

          1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            Some might say than sunshine follows thunder.

            1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              *that

        3. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          It's not enough.

      • Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Remember Pep’s comments a week or so ago regarding Sterling and Mahrez being competition for each other?

        Sounds like Sane is more nailed to me but how do you interpret the comments he made?

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Never trust a word Pep says. He probably decides his team by playing the wheel of fortune a couple of hours before every match.

        2. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          I think it’s sterling’s place however he is bound to rotate either today or for Watford - sterling misses one of those games imo

          Sané equally could miss out also since sterling can play both wings

          But generally speaking after 1 game both these sane and sterling will feature more so than Mahrez

        3. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          He said they were pushing each other to become better. No where in that comment did he say that Sane had no competition. Sterling could easily play on the left with Mahrez on the right and Sane benched.

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            I didn’t say he did.

            I’m just looking for people’s thoughts on what his comments meant.

        4. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Sounds like they will alternate. I think Mahrez plays 1 of 3 and Sterling plays 2 of 3 over the festive period.

        5. Blue Lion's Biatch
          • 9 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Link? Sterling probably the most important player in the team atm along with fernandinho and Silva

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Can’t find a link but it was posted in Scout Tweets about a week ago. I didn’t know how to interpret it at the time.

        6. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          15 days, 10 hours ago

          Man, the City lineups on twitter are diabolical. Everyone predicts absolute crap prefacing their tweet with "I wouldn't be surprised if Pep went with...."

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            It’s a shame MCFCBaller deleted his account.

            He was pretty reliable for Man City team news iirc

      • Dele
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Thoughts on this WC?

        Ederson,
        TAA, Doherty, Alonso, Schindler
        Sterling, Sane, Anderson, Richarlison
        Kane, Aubameyang

        Hamer, Camarasa, AWB, Success

        Not enough cash to spread!

        1. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          15 days, 10 hours ago

          I’d lose Alonso for Van Dijk and lose Anderson for Brooks to get in Arnautovic for Success

        2. JJO
          • 6 Years
          15 days, 10 hours ago

          Wouldnt go to this festive period with bench like that

        3. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 10 hours ago

          Reckon one of the Bournemouth attackers would provide you with some value to upgrade your bench. Maybe Anderson to Fraser/Brooks and Success to Jimenez?

      • Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Little bit of advice needed please, 2ft and not sure what to do.

        Ryan
        Alonso Robertson Trippier Laporte
        Salah Hazard Martial
        Aguero Arnie Jimenez
        Hamer Billing Bennett Hojbjerg

        If Trippier doesn't recover it's him > Vertonghen but if not think I'll do Robertson and Hojbjerg to Taa and Brooks.

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Kun > Kane. Premium mid > Sterling/Sane

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            This, ultimately what everyone is doing.

            That said if sterling plays today I would put money on him being benched for Watford, so my own thinking is to delay salah > sterling. Giving salah the Burnley game and find cash elsewhere for Kane

            1. Jules Rimet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              This

      • Vobinho In Wengerland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        15 days, 11 hours ago

        Morrison got an assist as well in the match?

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 5 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Reid as well

      • AlissonBecker fell alone
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          What are the rumours?

          1. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Sane Kun Sterling all benched.
            Oh and Jose got punched .

            Just the usual

        • StrykesToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          When do we all chow down together this morning?

        • Demí
          • 7 Years
          15 days, 11 hours ago

          Rumoured United XI:

          De Gea, Dallot, Jones, Rojo, Shaw Matic, Fellaini, Pereira, Mata, Rashford, Martial

          https://twitter.com/cjo818/status/1068817050297135110

          1. Fantasy Gold
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            That looks bloody awful.

            1. AuFeld
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 11 hours ago

              I disagree. Martial looks a lot better without Lukaku or Sanchez.

              1. Fantasy Gold
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                15 days, 11 hours ago

                That midfield is atrocious.

                1. AuFeld
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  15 days, 10 hours ago

                  Looks just as good as Wijn, Henderson, and Milner. Pow pow...

                  1. AndyCook
                    • 2 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    Doesn’t stop them both being terrible

          2. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Seems legit.

          3. Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            I hope Martial is playing upfront 😀

            1. willl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 11 hours ago

              rashford will

              1. Ghost Gooner
                • 5 Years
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                At least he is on pens then

          4. fedolefan
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Martial hatty. Let's go Tony M.

          5. Numb - I am Groot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            No Smalling?

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              Smalling and Pogba tag-teamed Mourinho apparently.

              KOed him.

          6. Brosstan
            • 4 Years
            15 days, 10 hours ago

            What a sad looking team. Going completely backwards with all that money Jose is throwing around.

            1. AlissonBecker fell alone
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                Lmao

            2. AndyCook
              • 2 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              They will lose with a side like that

            3. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              Ahh, the old pick a crap a team and then bring on your best players as subs to win the game and look like a genius trick. Jose masterclass at work.

            4. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              I like dallot - looks good

              Equally whilst he can be brutal rojo partners really well with Jones based on previous

              I’d be happy with that line up, although I think Pogba should be in it

          7. Nightf0x
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Hazard jimenez mahrez -4 to sane kane diangana ? Y or n

            1. Fantasy Gold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 11 hours ago

              Awful.

              1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                Can you do Mahrez Kane and Diangana?

          8. Salarrivederci
            • 2 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            This is my midweek team - what should I do? Swap out Hazard, Agüero & Camarasa/Kenedy and bring in Kane, Sané and someone else (-4)?

            0.4 ITB
            2 FT's

            Ryan
            Alonso - Robertson - TAA - Walker - Laporte
            Hazard - Salah - Richarlison
            Agüero - Arnautovic

            (Button, Kenedy, Camarasa, Succes)

          9. Zebrahimović
            • 3 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            Good morning. I know it's a bit early for this but how am i gonna get Kane into this team without ruining it? 0.0ITB and I need to free up 1.2M for Aguero --> Kane. I'm guessing it's money from the defence?

            Patricio
            Alonso Robbo Laporte
            Salah Sterling Martial Rich
            Aguero Arnie

            Hamer Success Hojberg Wan-Bis

            1. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              Yeah I'd ditch Alonso

              1. Zebrahimović
                • 3 Years
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                Surely not?!

              2. Jules Rimet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                This

              3. AuFeld
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                Very bold.

            2. fedolefan
              • 4 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              Robbo down?

          10. V-2 Schneiderlin
            • 8 Years
            15 days, 11 hours ago

            unite Richarlison captainers! (missed the godamned deadline)

            1. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              15 days, 10 hours ago

              o\

            2. Big Ping
                15 days, 10 hours ago

                Ouch :/

              • AlissonBecker fell alone
                  15 days, 10 hours ago

                  Could be sent off early. Afterall it's a derby 😉

                • Fantasy Gold
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  15 days, 10 hours ago

                  Schoolboy error.

                  Unless you had no WiFi for a week then I have zero sympathy I’m afraid.

                  1. Grievez
                    • 7 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    He's not looking for sympathy. Not everyone has the time to check fantasy football from Monday to Friday

                    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      All those with Rich as captain could have a great rough with the smooth story by Sunday evening.

                    2. Fantasy Gold
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      It takes 30 seconds to log in and set your team for next GW

                      1. V-2 Schneiderlin
                        • 8 Years
                        15 days, 10 hours ago

                        agree with the zero sympathy - I think it the first time I forgot in about 6 years

                      2. Grievez
                        • 7 Years
                        15 days, 10 hours ago

                        Yeah and if you forget it won't happen

                  2. fedolefan
                    • 4 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    Harsh though. Friday deadlines are a nightmare. I missed a couple of deadlines last year including DGW37 when I wasn't on the ball and could really only make late Friday night transfers. Friday night / Saturday transfers are so inherent to FPL. These early kickoffs force you to look at fixtures early which is a huge inconvenience.

                    1. Fitzy.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      That's why the first thing you should do after lockout ends is set your team up for the following week, even if it's only tentative. At least check the captain, vice captain and starting eleven. You can always tweak it, but if you forget the deadline it's no disaster.

                      1. fedolefan
                        • 4 Years
                        15 days, 10 hours ago

                        This is all good but sometimes Friday evening / Saturday morning is the only time I remember FPL. It's kinda like a year long habit. I know it's casual-ish, but playing casually for months is common for me since the game is a little too drawn out and slow for my taste. I don't mind my lack of research tripping me up, but random and haphazard deadlines is also a reason a lot of people give up midway.

              • sandman58
                  15 days, 10 hours ago

                  A) Robbo & Aguero
                  B) TAA & Kane
                  Which combo please and why?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    B - Kane huge captaincy option in December

                    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      Seconded

                  2. Jules Rimet
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    B

                  3. Dynamic Duos
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    You could set and forget with B, (C) Kane, turn your team into a ghostship enjoy the festive period until Jan1, come back and Kane has smashed it.

                  4. sandman58
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      If i go B then Sané is my only City cover which seems my only doubt

                  5. AFC49
                    • 5 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    Any ideas for this team?

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

                    Button, Doherty, AWB, Højbjerg

                    2FT, 0.5 ITB

                    1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      I have the same wolves defensive double and think it’s time for Pat to go. Lots of talk here of ederson or lloris, prefer the latter. Leno not much more if you are brave.

                      Also: salah -> raheem

                  6. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    Those doubling down on last week’s sterling captaincy unite!

                    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      Feels risky doesn’t it. Got a feeling that Aguero could be benched with Sterling leading the line.

                      Then again, I also though getting Zaha back in this week is a good idea.

                      1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        15 days, 10 hours ago

                        It really does. I’m trying to think of it as playing with last week’s winnings.

                        Agree, though, either kun or raheem could be benched but sterling could play anywhere across the front and is just younger than aguero.

                        Good luck on Wilf, could be a great differential!

                  7. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    When Ryan away for Asian games in January who will Brighton have in goal? I thought Button but noticed Steele been on bench recently.

                  8. ipswichboy55
                    • 8 Years
                    15 days, 10 hours ago

                    Bit of a random question but does anyone know of a game where you can almost simulate a football league whilst at the same time running a fantasy football team?

                  9. Benteke Fried Chicken
                      15 days, 10 hours ago

                      Anyone else praying the pep rotation hits full force today?! Only got aguero from city! I smell sterling, sane and Dilva everywhere

                    • Evans
                      • 6 Years
                      15 days, 9 hours ago

                      Like but prefer marital and richarlison
                      Also not stuck on ings but assume 442

                    • Alchemist023
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      13 days, 8 hours ago

                      Where can I find the article mentioned about assessing the individual weaknesses of teams prior to GW13. I recall reading it and wanted to go back and read some of it but when i click the 'older articles' hyperlink it seems to do nothing.

                      Im trying to decide which two players defenders to start out of doherty, duffy, AWB and rudiger for gw14. The other option is to pick 3 of them and bench murray (FWD) but he tends to get returns when Home so my gut says play murray.

                      I seem to be favouring duffy as he scored last GW and Brighton are home to palace. I'm not sure if palace can keep a CS vs brighton so leaning toward benching AWB as he has only have attacking returns one GW this season.

                      So Rudiger or Doherty? Wolves have managed to contain city, united and arsenal this season with a few CS against lesser sides. But Teams seemed to have worked out their formation and they have slumped for several gws now. Rudiger offers no attacking potential but chelsea would have higher CS chance even though they are away Correct? Doherty as he showed last GW however can get attacking returns and my gut says they will get at least 1 vs chelsea. So if I feel Chelsea will concead then im leaning toward my DEF with attacking potential.

                      Appreciate input but end of day we always go with our gut.

                      1. Alchemist023
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        13 days, 8 hours ago

                        might repost this in a newer thread as this one is not current just realized 🙂