Scout Notes

Defensive problems continue for Man United ahead of Arsenal clash

The never-ending defensive problems at Manchester United played a large part in their Gameweek 14 draw at Southampton.

That certainly bodes well for owners of Arsenal’s attacking assets in Gameweek 15.

We’ve looked at what has gone wrong at the back for the Red Devils this season in this latest Scout Notes article.

Also, we’ve gone over Brighton’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield and Leicester 2-0 home victory over Watford.

As the turnaround between the two Gameweeks is so tight, we’ve got much lighter on the details from these sets of matches, combining these three in the final article reflecting on Gameweek 14.

Southampton 2-2 Manchester United

Goals: Stuart Armstrong (£5.1m), Cedric Soares (£4.4m) | Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m), Ander Herrera (£5.0m)

Assists: Michael Obafemi (£5.0m), Mario Lemina (£4.8m) | Marcus Rashford x2 (£6.7m)

Mark Hughes made some bold decisions in what proved to be his final game in charge of Southampton. There were first-ever Premier League starts for striker Michael Obafemi (£5.0m) and right-back Yan Valery (£4.0m).

With Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) missing out on a place in the squad, Cedric Soares (£4.4m) moved to the left flank of the midfield, with youngster Valery taking up the right-back berth in his place. Of particular interest was the Portuguese international’s involvement in set pieces, as he slammed home a 20th-minute direct free-kick.

Danny Ings (£5.4m) was also absent but rather than letting Charlie Austin (£5.5m) or Manolo Gabbiadini (£5.6m) lead the Southampton line, Hughes gave the job to Obafemi. The Republic of Ireland international performed an admirable job in the first half, his link-up play setting up Stuart Armstrong (£5.1m) for his goal.

The Scottish international now has three goals in his last two matches and may creep onto some Fantasy radars accordingly. He seems to have secured his place among the first XI now having struggled with match fitness previously. Armstrong has started the last three and has been a rare bright-spark for Southampton. However, there are some tough fixtures on the horizon with Tottenham (away), Cardiff (away), Arsenal (home) and Huddersfield (away) their next four matches.

However, it could be argued that many of the personnel and tactical decisions taken for the game fade into insignificance with Hughes’ departure. The fact that the Saints go into Wednesday’s trip to Wembley will only intensify the support for Harry Kane (£12.4m).

It was another disappointing result for Manchester United as they found themselves 2-0 inside 20 minutes at St Mary’s Stadium. That continued their dreadful defensive form, with David de Gea (£5.7m) still with just two clean sheets in 14 Premier League matches. Coming into Gameweek 14, the Saints had averaged 0.67 goals scored in home matches but they were still able to score twice against the Red Devils. Furthermore, Manchester United conceded just 28 goals in 2017/18 but have already shipped 23 this time around.

Admittedly, injuries continue to cause serious problems with Jose Mourinho’s defensive options. Chris Smalling (£5.7m) and Eric Bailly (£5.1m) joined Victor Lindelöf (£4.8m) in the treatment room ahead of the game, which meant that Phil Jones (£5.1m) was the only fit centre-back. Marcos Rojo (£4.9m) was declared free from injury but was not considered fit enough to actually start – that may change on Wednesday night. Accordingly, Jones was the central figure in a back-three consisting of him alongside midfielders Nemanja Matić (£5.0m) and Scott McTominay (£4.3m).

“I have only one centre-back. Chris Smalling has a pain in his foot so he is not available to play. Eric Bailly has a pain in his back so he is not available to play. Rojo trained yesterday for the first time with the group after a long absence and he is not ready to play. He’s ready to help but he is not ready to start.” – Jose Mourinho

United’s problems were compounded with Luke Shaw (£5.0m) coming off with a knock and Ashley Young (£5.7m) now suspended for Gameweek 15 after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. Diogo Dalot (£5.3m) came on for his Premier League debut in the 72nd minute and could well have to make his first start with in-form Arsenal come to Old Trafford.

There was more frustration for Fantasy managers who signed Anthony Martial (£7.7m) after his run of six goals between Gameweeks 8 and 12. He was named on the bench for the first time since Gameweek 6 and featured only as a second-half substitute. It could suggest he will start against Arsenal though, another big team with a poor defence.

Marcus Rashford (£6.7m) was Manchester United’s standout player providing the assist for each of their goals. The fact that he was replaced by Martial in the 77th minute could have been Mourinho managing his minutes ahead of Gameweek 15, so he might be in for a second start in a row.

Meanwhile, Paul Pogba (£7.9m) was particularly poor, giving possession away in dangerous areas and coming in for some post-match criticism from his manager. Given that this relationship is often cited as one of the problems with the club right now, another below-par display from the Frenchman should only increase the negative atmosphere there.

“We lost so many balls in midfield. Simplicity is genius, and they keep going to complicated football.” – Jose Mourinho

Southampton XI (3-4-1-2): McCarthy; Vestergaard, Yoshida, Stephens; Cedric, Lemina (Davis 90+2′), Højbjerg, Valery; Armstrong; Obafemi (Gabbiadini 64′), Redmond.

Manchester United XI (3-5-2): De Gea; Matić, Jones, McTominay; Shaw (Dalot 72′), Pogba, Fellaini, Herrera, Young; Rashford (Martial 77′), Lukaku (Lingard 86′).

Huddersfield 1-2 Brighton

Goals: Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jørgensen (£4.4m) | Shane Duffy (£4.7m), Florin Andone (£5.0m)

Assists: Solly March x2 (£5.0m)

Brighton’s win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday was a turn-up for the books as they collected a rare away win. They do appear to make improvements on their travels this season, having recorded as many victories in their last four road matches compared to their previous 23.

However, they were handed an advantage by Steve Mounié‘s (£5.8m) first-half red card. Up until that point Huddersfield had been on top of the game and led due to Brighton’s Achilles’ heel: headed attempts on goal. The reason we tipped Mounié for success in Gameweek 14 (apologies if you signed him off the back of our Differentials article) was the Seagulls’ vulnerability in the air. It wasn’t the Benin striker who capitalised, but there should be no surprise that Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jørgensen (£4.4m) used his head to put Huddersfield in front after Bruno‘s (£4.4m) wild attempted clearance.

Solly March (£5.0m) seems to be in excellent form. He has registered four assists in as many matches, averaging 5.5 points per game in that time. Interestingly, despite Brighton’s usually poor form on the road, all four of those assists have come away from home. March isn’t quite as sure of a start now that Pascal Groß (£6.7m) is back from injury. He had been playing number 10 in the German’s absence but moved back out to his more traditional role as a left-winger at Huddersfield. He has started three of the last four but Gameweek 15 was the only time in that run that he completed a match. He was unlucky to be the one withdrawn 38 minutes into the Gameweek 12 defeat at Cardiff after Dale Stephens (£4.4m) was sent off.

Glenn Murray (£6.7m) was named on the bench for the third away match in Brighton’s last five. He featured for the last 11 minutes and there has been no confirmation of any injury issues. The decision to leave him out again was simply to have him fit and ready for such a quick turnaround between Gameweeks, given he is now 35-years-old. Combining this with the fact he has just one away goal all season, strengthens the argument against signing Murray when options such as Callum Wilson (£6.8m), Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m) and Raúl Jiménez (£5.9m) can offer such consistent attacking returns.

Summer signing Bernardo (£4.2m) has now been preferred to Gaetan Bong (£4.5m) for the last two matches in a row. With Crystal Palace and Burnley the next two matches for Brighton, he could prove a very cheap differential option for a defensive rotation.

Huddersfield Town XI (3-5-1-1): Lössl; Kongolo, Schindler, Jørgensen; Durm, Billing, Hogg, Mooy, Hadergjonaj; Pritchard (Depoitre 49′); Mounié.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Bernardo, Dunk, Duffy, Bruno (Balogun 78′); Bissouma (Kayal 90+1′), Pröpper, Groß; Izquierdo, Andone (Murray 79′), March.

Leicester City 2-0 Watford

Goals: Jamie Vardy (£8.9m), James Maddison (£6.8m)

Assists: Marc Albrighton (£5.1m)

James Maddison (£6.8m) made up for his Gameweek 13 sending off by scoring his fourth goal of the season against Watford. The red card he received against Brighton only afforded him a one-match suspension, which he served in the midweek League Cup clash with Southampton. Interestingly, despite being more of a chance creator for Leicester than a goal threat, he now has found the net double the number of times he has assisted his team-mates.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) made it two goals in two as he converted a 12th-minute penalty he had won himself, drawing a foul from Ben Foster (£4.5m). With Fulham up next for Leicester, both he and Maddison look good options for further points hauls. Vardy himself was pulled off after 72 minutes, presumably to ensure he is fit and rested before Wednesday’s trip to Craven Cottage.

Ricardo Pereira (£5.1m) continues to offer good value. He capitalised on a third clean sheet in four for Leicester, adding maximum bonus points to his tally for the second time in that run. The recent injury to Daniel Amartey (£4.4m) means that he should remain at right-back more often than he will be deployed in attacking midfield. However, he is still getting into very dangerous positions and is offering both creativity and goal threat.

Watford’s form continued to dip as their Fantasy options look less worth owning with each passing week. This 2-0 defeat was their third league match in four where they failed to find the net, Roberto Pereyra (£6.3m) clearly unable to sustain his early season form. Crucially, this was the sixth match in a row that Gerard Deulofeu (£5.4m) has started as an out-of-position striker but in that run, he has completed 90 minutes just once and his advanced position has only yielded one goal and one assist.

Isaac Success (£4.6m) returned to the starting line-up after featuring only as a substitute against Liverpool. However, he continues to offer nothing more than playing points as he missed a golden chance to score against Leicester, blazing it over the bar. The fact that Troy Deeney (£5.9m) and Andre Gray (£6.0m) were used only in the second half while Success finished the whole game could suggest the Nigerian will drop out when Manchester City visit on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Watford’s defence remains an untrustworthy source of investment. The 2-0 win at Wolves in Gameweek 9 is still their only clean sheet on the road this season and while they’ve only conceded 19 goals (fewer than Manchester United), that’s still at a rate of 1.12 per game.

Etienne Capoue (£5.1m) was sent off late in the game for a tackle on Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) that was deemed to be with the use of two feet. On closer inspection, it appeared that as Capoue slipped, only one foot was used in the tackle while the Leicester player admitted there was no contact with him. Watford manager Javi Gracia is planning on appealing the decision.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Chilwell, Evans (Iborra 84′), Morgan, R Pereira; Ndidi, Mendy; D Gray (Söyüncü 69′), Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy (Iheanacho 72′).

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster; Holebas, Cathcart, Mariappa, Kiko Femenía; R Pereyra (Deeney 55′), Capoue, Doucouré, Hughes (Chalobah 76′); Success, Deulofeu (A Gray 55′).

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1,434 Comments Post a Comment
  1. umerlfc
    • 2 Years
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    Start one:

    A) AWB - BRI(A)
    B) Doherty - CHE(H)
    C) Patterson - WHU(A)

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    2. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    3. LOLarov
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      I have same issue with A or B. Currently on A

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    5. Papamoa Fc
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      A

    6. pundit of punts
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      A

  2. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    13 days, 2 hours ago

    Captain Kane or Salah? First to 4 wins.

    1. Rage Against The Raheem
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane

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

      Kane

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        If Kane scores, possibility of baps and on pens

        Salah doesn’t seem to get baps, Milner plays not on pens

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Good points, just worried about Moura starting and Kane dropping deep again. Will most likely go Kane.

        2. *sigh*
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Mo gets more points for goals and as seen in post previous Pool are best for clean sheet odds this week.

    3. pundit of punts
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane

    4. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Llorente

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        That is him, he is the one that has played 13 minutes

    5. Papamoa Fc
      • 6 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Salah

    6. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      13 days, 2 hours ago

      Mo

    7. GaabRop
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Salah

      • Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        3 each... wow such a tough call

      • LosBlancos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Mo

      • Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        4 for Mo! Wow, I was convinced it was going to be Kane. Gonna have to go for Mo now. Thanks all 🙂

        1. Tsparkes10
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Kane

        2. Gentle_Turks
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Kane

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Coin toss needed?

        3. barracuda
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Kane

        4. STEP ROVERS
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 28 mins ago

          Just go Wilson

      • Manani
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Brooks or Kenedy?

        already have Fraser. Kenedy fixture looks really good till my GW19/20 WC, but Brooks seems better player

        1. Rage Against The Raheem
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          I would go with brooks, better player, better team.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            +1

      • pundit of punts
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Feeling confident again with this lot going into this GW. 😀

        Patricio
        Alonso - Trippier - TAA
        Sterling - Sane - Richarlison - Brooks
        Kane - Aguero - Arnautovic

        Hamer - AWB - Bennett - Schneiderlin

        Next GW Aguero ➡ Aubameyang.

        Going to be a big let down, isn't it? 🙁

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Not worried about Auba being rested for Huddersfield at home 3 days after Old Trafford?

          1. pundit of punts
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            I may go for Laca as well.

            Another audition for them midweek. Will look at minutes, positions, performances.

        2. Totalfootball
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Hey , you reckon Aguero going to start this GW ?

          Have him but don't know what to do...already on a -4
          Can transfer to kane for another -4

          1. pundit of punts
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            I don't know for certain mate.

            Got a hunch that he'll having following the way Pep works.

        3. LOLarov
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Aguero and Trippier are injured?

          1. pundit of punts
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Aguero back in training.

          2. pundit of punts
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Waiting for Trippier news tomorrow.

        4. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Confidence is good.
          Then you ended with a lack of it.

          1. pundit of punts
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            🙁

      • Bojaninho
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Robbo+Mane+Aguero> Digne+Sane+Kane -4?

        1. TONY123
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Can you just do Mane+Aguero > Sane+Kane?

          1. Bojaninho
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Not enough cash unfortunately.

            Alonso is other big hitting defender that could go, considering his fixtures 3 away and 1 at home to city.

        2. pundit of punts
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Tricky.

          Robbo and Aguero could both play and haul.

          Find another way to get Kane maybe?

          1. Bojaninho
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Aguero didn't train today, doubt he would be risked before Chelsea away.

              1. Bluth Banana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                13 days, 1 hour ago

                Hope he's ready. But it kind of looks like he's working separate from the group. If that's the case, I doubt he starts.

      • Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Just noticed Everton and Watford have two more days of rest than anyone else between gw15-16.. Hoping Everton won't need to rotate Richarlison!

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          That's a lie, true for only Watford.. Still Everton play Wed and Mon could be enough

      • Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Captain and VC suggestions please and why if possible?

        A) Sane
        B) sterling
        C) hazard
        D) Aubam
        E) Arnie

        Cheers

        Don't own Salah or Kane.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          I personally don’t think Sterling starts, Sane could get reduced minutes (but less likely). I’m hoping Haz plays and gets a decent chunk of minutes as I plan to keep him. Just brought in Auba Sunday to catch the price rise (for Kun), and probably won’t captain this week but if you’re looking for a punter option him or Arnie could both be good.

          I reckon maybe E from those with D or C as vice

          My capitan is salah with Dilva vice but you have neither

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Great response, thanks, worried about Salah this week so goodluck with your pick.
            Looking at your team below you look very GTG this week. Transfer plans look fine, maybe revisit the hazard out decision after you see his performance Vs wolves, I'm doing the same.

        2. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Sterling(c) / Sane(vc)

          One of them will start. If Sterling is benched he usually does not come on.

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Looks a good ‘un to save a FT? Kane in at the weekend most likely along with Rich. Could drop Haz to for Sane, maybe, but want to roll FT if possible!

        Fab - Hamer
        Robertson Alonso Digne - AWB Doherty
        Salah(C) Hazard DSilva(VC) Fraser - Diangana
        Auba Arnautovic Jiménez

        Appreciate thoughts on team and plans!

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Don't get the rest talk for Aubameyang you actually think he will be rested for 12days ? No chance he plays Europe.

      • CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Hi guys, GTG?

        Ryan
        Laporte Robbo Alonso
        Richarlsion Salah(c) Sterling Fraser
        Wilson Auba Jiminez

        Subs: Speroni Wan-B Bennett Hojbjerg

      • barracuda
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Harold Kane, you have left me down so many times. Are you going to change my luck with you on Wednesday?

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Probably not. But at least everyone else will have him

          1. barracuda
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            You too mate?

            1. diesel001
              • 2 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Yep

      • Alli
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Patricio
        Laporte - Robertson* - Alonso - W.Bissaka
        Salah(c) - Hazard(vc) - Richarlison
        Aubameyang - Arnautovic - Jiménez

        Hamer - Cairney - Doherty - Stephens

        1 FT - 1.0 ITB

        A. Robertson > TAA
        B. Patricio > Fabianski
        C. Save FT

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          C.

        2. BendItLikeRonJeremy
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          C

      • diesel001
        • 2 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Before yesterday almost every RMT had no Kane or Auba. Now every RMT has one or both!

        1. Dannyb
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Standard on here that isn't it? Lol

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          It just took some a while to catch up, ive had this planned for weeks

      • BendItLikeRonJeremy
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 2 hours ago

        Wildcard, any concerns, suggestions? I'm pretty content just unsure on 4th/5th mid. 0 itb. Can down grade Doherty/Digne to Schindler if needed to upgrade elsewhere?

        Fab
        Alonso TAA Digne (AWB, Doherty)
        Sane Sterling FAnderson Paterson (Gunnarsson)
        Kane Auba Arnie

        Paterson to Brooks or stick? Other?

        Cheers

        1. Tsparkes10
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Paterson to brooks for sure. Not sure about Sane, Sterling double up imo. Maybe get in Sig or Rich and upgrade pat to fraser? Too much rotation but okay cover i guess

            1. BendItLikeRonJeremy
              • 6 Years
              13 days, 2 hours ago

              Thank you. I'm leaning towards Brooks as well just a little skiddish given lack of starting previous and unsure if he will experiment more with that formation.

              Not concerned about city double up as they will collectively get points to justify and will readress once more info on Mendy. Can always downgrade to the likes of mane/haz if needed.

          • Kane Lane
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 2 hours ago

            Wow

          • The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 23 hours ago

            That is good but offers little flexibility

        2. Kane Lane
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 2 hours ago

          Has Ryan Bennett lost his place?

        3. Farcelona123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          13 days, 1 hour ago

          Already used 2 ft
          Josh Murphy>Felipe A.worth a -4 ?
          With all the rotation?
          A.yes
          B.no

        4. Monya Meow Meow
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            2FT and 0.4 ITB with plan to WC after midweek.

            Robbo & Kun to TAA & Kane good moves?
            Will give me a team of:

            Pat
            TAA Alonso AWB
            Salah(C) Sterling Rich Fraser
            Kane Arnie Wilson

            Foster Balb Doh Cama

          • Schafsalat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            If money is no issue, which player would you rather have (I'm wildcarding)?

            a) Eriksen
            b) Son
            c) Siggy
            d) Dilva

            I have 2 Spurs and 2 City players, no Everton so far. Currently I'm on Son, because even if he plays only 70 minutes a game that's fine. Occasionally not playing is fine too, but obviously I'd like my expensive players to play more often than not ;-). Siggy seems the most nailed of those (+ it seems he wont get any cheaper), right?

          • Pigsinblankets
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            Think Im getting somewhere...

            Fabianski Button
            Alonso TAA Digne Doherty AWB
            Hazard Sane FAnderson Richarlison Brooks
            Kane Auba Kamara

            How does she look? One more chance for Haz and can get Sterling in after the Chelsea City game if I want

          • Sir_Durs8
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            Currently on a WC. Brought Robertson at 6.0 (currently 6.5).

            With the news that he could be benched, should I swap to Laporte? I already got TAA as Pool cover.

            1. Wirbelwind
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              Also got him at 6, I'm keeping him for the season

            2. Schafsalat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              Laporte could be benched as well (I have Laporte, no Robbo). So no, I wouldn't do that.

            3. Pigsinblankets
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 59 mins ago

              Ive had him since GW1 and I'm looking at moving Robbo to TAA on my wildcard. Probably going to. Regret it at some point but that 1M goes a long way in the attack

          • Wirbelwind
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 1 hour ago

            3.3 ITB

            A) Ryan -> Alisson
            B) Brooks -> FAnderson
            C) Bennett -> TAA
            D) ...

            Team:
            Ryan/4.0
            alonso/ Robertson/ laporte/ Bennett/ AWB
            Brooks / Hazard / Sterling / Hojbjerg / Rich
            Auba / Murray / Arnie

            1. Schafsalat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              13 days, 1 hour ago

              B). Or maybe consider Lloris? Tottenham have decent fixtures coming up, might keep a clean sheet or two (since you already have Robbo).

              1. Wirbelwind
                • 1 Year
                13 days, 1 hour ago

                tempting. Wouldnt mind doubling up on Liv defense though

                or maybe Hojbjerg -> FAnderson

                1. Schafsalat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  13 days, 1 hour ago

                  Since people think robbo might be benched GW15 it might be a good idea anyway. I got FAnderson on WC so that option obviously seems decent to me as well 😉

          • clarkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 55 mins ago

            Fabianski
            Alonso Robertson Digne A-A
            Salah (c) Sterling Sane Richarlison
            Arnie Jimenez

            Patricio Doherty Murphy Ings

            1ft 0.2itb

            a) wreck team to get in Kane/Auba
            b) save

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 45 mins ago

              B

          • aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 44 mins ago

            Anything worth a hit? 1.9 itb

            -Fab
            -Robbo-Alonso-Diop-Digne
            -Richa-Salah-Sane-Fraser
            -Kane-Arnie

            ----Button--Doherty--Jimenez---Camar.

            Thanks guys.

            1. clarkey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              13 days, 40 mins ago

              G2G

          • Winners900
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 23 hours ago

            A) Aguero+Hart -> Kane+Hamer
            B) Aguero+Robertson -> Kane+TAA

            Option B, bought Robertson for 6.0. Doherty first sub.

            Thoughts on how to get in Kane? Cheers

            1. Winners900
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 23 hours ago

              Option A, Fabianski as a set and forget

          • The Big Fella
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 22 hours ago

            Why are people bringing in Schindler when Hudersfield's defensive record this season has been rubbish?

          • The Greenback Boogie
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 15 hours ago

            Okay, in a bit of a mess this week. Have Kun, Mane & Ozil (worst mistake ever) and a bench containing Hojberg and Bennett. Thankfully have 2 FT's and 1.0 in the bank. Which move makes sense for this manic festive period?

            A. Mane & Ozil --> Sane & Son (Wait to see if Kun plays and then ship him out for Auba next GW)
            B. Kun & Ozil --> Auba & Sane
            C. Kun, Ozil & Mane --> Kane, Sterling & Fraser for -4 (Not sure Sterling plays though)
            D. Kun, Ozil & Mane --> Kane, Sane & Son for -4

          • zakard
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            Patricio
            Doherty robbo Luiz laporte (3.9)
            Rich sane mane (Camarasa /hojb)
            Kane auba arnauto

            Did aguero > Kane - 4

            Mane to dsilva for - 4 again?

            1. Lallama
                12 days, 14 hours ago

                And break up Sane, Mane, Kane? WHY?

            2. zakard
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 14 hours ago

              Mane out for this gw no?

              1. zakard
                • 2 Years
                12 days, 14 hours ago

                Fail reply

            3. Mou Sucks
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 7 hours ago

              WC Team
              Fabiansi- Ryan
              Digne- TAA- Alonso- Pereira- AWB
              RIch-Sane-Martial-Felipe Anderson- Paterson
              Kane- Auba- Mitro
              ITB 0,4 TV102,6 Any suggestion??

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                10 days, 9 hours ago

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