Scout Notes

Arnautovic injury opens door for more striker changes

An injury to Marko Arnautovic may cause further widespread changes among Fantasy Premier League squads.

His owners will be sweating on a hamstring problem in the coming days and will have their eyes on alternatives already.

Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Felipe Anderson owners as a host of differential options helped West Ham to their latest win.

West Ham United 3-1 Cardiff City

Goals: Lucas Perez x2 (£6.2m), Michail Antonio (£6.8m) | Josh Murphy

Assists: Robert Snodgrass x2 (£5.3m), Arthur Masuaku (£4.3m) | Sean Morrison (£4.7m)

Marko Arnautovic (£7.2m) could be the next player to leave the Fantasy Premier League template after he was taken off injured in West Ham’s win over Cardiff. The Austrian forward went down clutching his hamstring and it seems unlikely he will feature too much over the Christmas period. The return to fitness of Andy Carroll (£5.4m) as well as the form of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (£6.2m) and Lucas Perez (£6.2m) mean that Manuel Pellegrini has plenty of options to replace him. If he is set for some time on the sidelines, the popularity of Callum Wilson (£6.9m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) should rise accordingly.

“It is a hamstring injury, we will see tomorrow.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Also stepping up as a potential alternative option at West Ham was Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) who recorded two assists in the win. Since returning from suspension in Gameweek 14 he has started two matches in a row while Grady Diangana (£4.5m) has featured for just 14 minutes. The Scottish international was also subbed after 75 minutes at the London Stadium suggesting that Manuel Pellegrini is keen to use him again in Gameweek 16. Snodgrass’ two assists were a delivery on the creative promise he’s shown this season. In the last four Gameweeks, he had created more chances than Felipe Anderson (£7.1m), who came out of the 3-1 win with just two points.

The only reason that Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m) did not get his first home clean since Gameweek 6 was because of a scrappy late Cardiff City goal. The Bluebirds had not particularly threatened in the match and the Hammers were certainly on course for a well-deserved shut-out. In contentious circumstances, Josh Murphy (£4.8m) bundled the ball over the line deep into stoppage time with Fabianski obstructed from being able to make a save. However, his owners will still be content with his first-half penalty save and eight-point haul.

Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) missed out on the match with his recent injury problems. He was considered a doubt for the encounter but was fit enough for the bench, although he did not come on.

Michail Antonio (£6.8m) got his first goal of the season, a header from one of Snodgrass’ corners. It was an impressive display from him but Fantasy managers looking at West Ham options should probably exercise caution. The midfielder was deployed at right-back, not for the first time in his Hammers’ career, allowing first-choice Pablo Zabaleta (£4.3m) could have a rest. With Ryan Fredericks (£4.6m) still out injured, Antonio may well be the preferred alternative to Zabaleta at right-back during this busy period where rotation will be rife.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere (£4.8m) was entirely absent from the matchday squad having sustained a minor pain in his ankle.

“Jack (Wilshere) has a small pain in his ankle, not the one he injured before. If he is not 100 per cent then I was not going to select him.” – Manuel Pellegrini

Joe Ralls (£4.7m) announced himself as Cardiff City’s penalty taker but his time in that position may be short-lived after seeing his poor effort saved.

It was a poor night for Cardiff and their Fantasy options. A number of them are still playing out-of-position, so to speak with Callum Paterson (£5.3m) the centre-forward once again and Victor Camarasa (£4.6m) deployed on the right flank of the attack.

Murphy has now featured only as a substitute in two of his last three matches while, as we already mentioned, the circumstances of his headed goal were fortuitous at best.

West Ham XI (4-4-2): Fabianski; Masuaku, Ogbonna, Diop, Antonio; F Anderson, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass (Diangana 75′); Arnautovic (L Perez 40′), Chicharito (Carroll 64′).

Cardiff XI (4-1-4-1): Etheridge; Bennett, Bamba, Morrison, Ecuele Manga; Gunnarsson; Hoilett (Murphy 64′), Arter, Ralls (Mendez-Laing 64′), Camarasa; Paterson (Harris 73′).

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1,129 Comments Post a Comment
  1. SirT83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 22 hours ago

    Getting rid of Salah after Burnley game, alongside with either Zaha or Arnie. Auba and Son coming kn for Christmas hauls!
    Which one should I get rid?

    1. PengTingCalledAlisson
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        wait to see extent of arnie injury. most likely him as hes injured and looks like could be a few weeks.

    2. Started from the bottom now…
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Fabi / Foster
      Laporte / Luiz / Robbo / Doherty / AWB
      Hazard / Sterling / Richarlison / Brooks / Diangana
      Wilson / Kane / Arnautovic

      Currently on this squad and 1 FT. What would you do? I want to get rid of Arnautovic at least.
      Go for Arna + Hazard -> Auba + 7.7 mil midfielder = -4 hit.
      or include someone else (like a defender) for -8 and get that midfielder up a notch?

    3. Meinhoff
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Kenedy or Torreira? Both 4.9

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        If you really want one I think Kenedy has more potential than Torreira but there are better options imo

      2. Lemongrab
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Contrary to popular belief I don't think torreria is a terrible option as he is the first name on the teamsheet and the last few games he has been having a few shots. Of course more often than not you're just going to get 2 points but there are worse options if he's just going to be bench fodder most of the time.

    4. Deanobakedbeano
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      For the Duffy owners... are you looking to replace him and if so who with? Worth banking 0.5 to go for a 4.2 option such as Kiko?

      1. EMERGING STAR
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        How about Schindler @4.3?

      2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Yup. AWB or Kiko

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Someone pick me a WC team. I give up 🙁

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Auto select.
        Never fails.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Haha. Might do

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Put Aubameyang, Kane and Mitrovic in it.

        Put Siggy or Rich
        At least one of Sterling/Sané, or both if you want both.

        TAA.
        Fabianski or Ederson if you want an expensive GK.
        AWB.

        Then push on auto select. If you dont like it, fill in the gaps yourself

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Haha great idea!

        2. yakirh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Exactly this, every word!

      3. MGD
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Kepa / Hamer
        TAA - BELLERIN - Laporte - AWB
        SANE - SON - FANDERSON - Richarlison - Stephens
        Auba - KANE - Wilson

        Here is mine...

    6. Tmel
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Fabianski
      Alonso Robertson Laporte
      Rich Shaq Sterling Sane Fraser
      Kane Arnie
      (Stek Jimenez Doherty AWB)

      Really want Auba for the weekend but unless I take an 8 pointer, I can't feasibly get him in unless he comes in for Kane.

      a) WC so I have both Kane & Auba
      b) Kane > Auba for free (assuming Auba doesn't get injured tonight)

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        C)
        Good team, just fix Arnie

      2. fedolefan
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        There's just 4-5 weeks left to use the WC. Not sure how long you'll hold it back.

    7. S.Kuqi
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Salah -> Sterling
      Arnie --> Laca

      -4 hit. Worth it?

      1. ROLLING THE DICE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        yeah

      3. Z3US
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Exactly what I'm doing too. No brainer.

      4. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Looking at this exact two moves myself, I imagine Lacazette is nailed to start when fit?

    8. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      What do to with Marnautovic? Im considering him and Ceriksen out for Rfraser and Alacazette. Thoughts?

      Stop saying Fanderson ffs.

      1. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        This hurts my eyes.

      2. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        You all ready consider Cersiksen out?

      3. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Fandabidozy. 🙂

      4. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        It all started with Dilva and always said I hated it.

        But you guys kept doing it. Too late now.

        1. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          There are two Silvas. So, Dilva Bilva makes sense.

      5. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        I think Pogba is getting overlooked

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          PPogba that is?

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            What?

            1. MGD
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              Haha GGravless...

          2. Misteak
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            No, Bogpa

      6. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Bunch of Keith Hunts.

      7. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        I actually quite like the sound of Alacazette, might start using that

    9. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      WC done for now. Can’t figure out much better with my TV. Look OK?

      Fabianski
      TAA • Digne • Fernandez
      Sterling • Sané • Son • Richarlison
      Kane • Lacazette • Wilson
      (Button / Gunnarsson / Schindler / AWB)

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        That was quick. Here's my current WC team if it helps
        Fab Button
        Alonso TAA Laporte AWB Bennet
        Sterling Sane Anderson Fraser 4.5
        Kane Laca Wilson

        Undecided between Sane/Son and Rich/Anderson

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Looks decent

      3. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes, it’s very good.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Thanks mate

      4. Misteak
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Isn't Son and Kane overkill much? Would downgrade Son and invest more in defence.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Possibly yeah. Cheers

    10. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Something weird happening with RMT tool...

      I stick Bellerin in there, and the tool adds '17' to the end of my ID and shows someone else's side!!

      Maybe it's trying to tell me something?!!!

      Logged out/in, did it again - same thing. Very odd.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Not sure. Working here.

    11. BenDavies
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      ".@hazardeden10: 'We can play better and score more goals and we will try to do that against Wolves."

      Hmmmm.......

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Brace incoming

        1. fedolefan
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Brace of points.

      2. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        0-0

      3. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        0-4.

        Wolves not in form and, more importantly, without Neves who is vital to their game, especially vs top sides

      4. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        my rival has Sterling(C) Hazard (VC)

        So we all know how this ends...

      5. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Unless he has a genie granting him wishes, doesn't mean it will happen.

    12. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      What's the story with Kola at Arsenal. Seems a very popular pick. I can do Duffy to Kola, and Arnie to Mitrovic.

      Is Kola nailed?

      Cheers

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        No

        I think he goes back to the bench as soon as Monreal is back

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 22 hours ago

          Yep, echoed. Decent option if he was nailed but nahhh.

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Monreal back in training

        1. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          How far away from first team football do you think he is?

          1. Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            Around GW 17/18

            1. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              Cheers bud, too late for an early punt then.

      3. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Kolasinac will be first choice, until he messes up and Monreal will take over.

        BUT Kolasinac is a great pick while we play 3-4-3 which i think we will for a while

      4. Lemongrab
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Nacho might play left centre half to leave Kola as a wing back but I would wait a couple of weeks to see

    13. theodosios
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 22 hours ago

      Replacement for Arnie? I have Kane, Jimenez and 8.4 ITB

      1. Brooksy86
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Chichi

      2. Ghost Gooner
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 22 hours ago

        Wilson

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          This. Rotates nicely with Jiminez. But either can score against anyone. Pump your money into midfield

      3. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Rondon

        1. theodosios
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          I prefer Muto

      4. theodosios
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Tnx guys

      5. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Deeney

    14. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Using the SkyBetBoost you can get yourself a pretty good deal as long as you think Liverpool and Spurs will both win:

      A) £10 on Spurs, Lpool and Arsenal = £70
      B) £10 on Spurs, Lpool and the Draw = £80
      C) £10 on Spurs, Lpool and Man U = £55

      Il be doing A and B with an outlay of £20, with £50 and £60 chance of profit

    15. fayons
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Need an alternative for Arnie, I want to get Mitro in but given he's on yellow cards is it worth the risk? Or are there other alternatives out there for similar price?

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Enough!

        There is a hot topic on it mate

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          is there an easy way to find / jump to HTs?

        2. fayons
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Relax

      2. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Depends on your team really I think

        1. fayons
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          1 FT / 1.1ITB (No WC)

          Fab/Hamer
          AWB/Digne/Robertson/Doherty/Pereira
          Siggy/Salah/Sterling/Gudmundsson/Masuaku
          Auba/Jimenez/Arnie

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            I would take a -8

            Salah, Gudmundsson and Arnie out for Sané, whoever and Auba (or Lacazette if not enough funds).

            1. Greek Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              Sorry but aking Salah out for a -8 before he plays leaky Bournemouth is completely ludicrous

    16. Bubz
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      How fecked actually is Arnautovic?

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        fecked

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Long and hard

      3. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Completely

      4. bigdip
        • 6 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Out till 2019. News just came out. Who are you lot bringing in?
        A)Wilson
        B) Chicharito
        C) Mitro

        1. Bubz
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          I'll maybe wildcard and do major surgery on the front line

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            I really envy all the WC holders

            Hating my FPL life right now

            Hits galore!

          2. Jules Rimet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            Removing Mahrez?

            1. Bubz
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              If I wildcard I'll have to! Although he did look good last night

      5. dando89
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Proper fecked

      6. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Looked bad - leg buckled a bit during a standard tussle for the ball and he pulled up immediately.

    17. ChrisPire
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Best defender for Arsenal ? Or stay away from them ?

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Kosc. nearing a return which I think will help. However their lack of CS's this year speak for themselves.

      2. Chrisirwin01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Holding? Seems nailed and cheap at £4.4M

        1. Greek Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          wont be nailed when kosc and monreal (who has played LCB also) are back

    18. Bunji
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      What do we reckon gents? Best WC I could come up with.

      Fab
      Alonso • TAA • Digne
      Sterling • Haz • Rich • Fraser • Snoddy
      Kane • Lacazette

      Steele • AWB • Schindler • Success

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        i rate that bud

      2. Jules Rimet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Needs Auba, Sane and Siggy.

      3. Citizenkane91
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 20 hours ago

        I really don't rate Alonso at the moment, I'd rather get Azpiculeta on a WC. But, I'd rather have Trippier for the next games. I did Digne on my WC last GW due to two good home games, but he barely got in there. I'd rather have an Arsenal player in that slot if I were to WC now. Schindler rotates well with Chelsea, though. I rate him. Fernandez is another option for GW17-19.

        Sigurdsson over Richarlison unless you've had him since his 6.5 days. Fraser/Snoddy is a smart combination, they will rotate very well. But, because of that rotation, I don't rate the two-striker system you currently have. I'd upgrade Success to Ings. He's overlooked, but will be back for Cardiff most lakely, and will compliment your rotation well with good games in GW16, 18 and 19 (bench Fraser in the last two at least). I really rate him (so dangerous when he plays) if you can find a plan for GW 20-22.

        Fab
        Trippier TAA Kolasinac
        Sterling Hazard Sigurdsson (Fraser Snodgrass)
        Kane Lacazette (Ings)

        (Steele/Schindler/AWB)

        Hazard to Sane could allow you to upgrade Ings to Wilson, but given your team structure I'm not sure I prefer that, or Laca to Auba, even AWB to Laporte/Azpic/Alonso if you want a defender long term from GW17 onwards.

    19. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      6 straight greens, however my team took quite a tumble this week with injuries, etc. What to do now?

      Ederson Hamer
      Alonso TAA Digne Duffy*** WB
      Salah Sterling Richarlison Fraser Camarasa
      Kane Ings*** Arny***

      1ft, 0.1itb

      Thinking of Arny > Chica/Wilson and calling it good for the weekend, however something like:

      A) Salah + Arny > Auba + Son (-4)
      B) Salah + Arny > Laca + Eriksen/Sane (-4)

    20. Norsemen
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Fab (Hamer)
      Alonso TAA Digne Doherty AWB
      FAnderson Siggi Sterling Fraser Gunnarson
      Auba Kane Arnie*

      Concidering my team.
      Who would you transfer in for Arnie?

      1. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Arny > Wilson/Mitro/Chica and I think you're all good. Don't think the rest of your team matters in the decision.

    21. Stevie B
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      What to do with this lot?

      Fabianski, Foster
      Alonso, Robertson, Laporte, Bennett, Wan-Bissaka
      Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Fraser, Hudson-Odoi
      Kane, Wilson, Arnautovic

      1 free transfer and 0.6 in the bank

      A) Salah and Arnautovic -> Eriksen and Aubameyang for -4
      B) Arnautovic -> Mitrovic for free
      C) something else

    22. pakornk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Which do you prefer Laca or Auba?

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Physically or...?

        1. Misteak
          • 4 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Laca seems like more of a gentleman.

      2. 2hotty
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        I'm going laca

    23. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      So proud of the GF threatening a rage-quit last night after Duffy, Gross & Laporte finally taught her the ways of FPL.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        😀

      2. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        I thought it was because you were struggling to locate her hot topic.

        1. FPLGraham
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          wheyyyyyyyyyy [its true]

    24. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Martial to sane seems no brainer

      But i can see him benched v chelsea after mahrez performance

      Hold martial vs fulham?

      1. fedolefan
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        What is your track record on predicting Pep's team?

      2. Strchld
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Im holding Martial vs Fulham. After that he has to go.

    25. BeDreamin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Which one gets more points in the long run, assuming all play:

      a) Sane, Brooks, Bamba, Begovic
      b) Anderson, Robbie, Laporte, Fab

      Thanks

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        B

    26. Farcelona123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Anyone know why Balbuena never played last night?

      1. Brosstan
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        He had a knock

        1. Farcelona123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Thanks mate

    27. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Can't afford Arnie > Arnie outright. Could with a hit or WC, though. Worth it?

      Current team:
      Fab, Foster
      Robbo, Alonso, Doherty, AWB, Bednarek
      Sterling, Hazard, Fraser, Rich, Gunnarsson
      Kane, Wilson, Arnie
      1FT, 1.0itb

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        *Arnie > Auba

      2. Misteak
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Hit it

      3. Citizenkane91
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 20 hours ago

        Difficult one. I would probably not do it since Robertson will be back for Bournemouth; if I were, it would be to improve the defense, though. Foster would be downgraded for cash, playing Fabinski every GW. I used to be a fan of GK rotation, this season less so.

        Defenders I'd look at: Schindler, Fernandez (Yedlin or Lascelles for slightly, or much better, attacking threat if money allows), Holding/Balbuena as a rotation trio. Trippier. One of TAA and Bellerin/Kolasinac. Schindler, Fernandez, Balbuena, Trippier, Kolasinac for instance. Rotates well.

        Your midfield does not warrant a WC. If on a WC, I'd probably value Sane over Hazard, Sigurdsson or Felipe over Richarlison, but these transfers are double-edged and by no means in need of a surgical incision, which a WC normally is.

        Strikers look good. Wilson to Chica would be a cheeky 1FT pun since you don't have Felipe or Arnautovic, could be a massive differential at 6.2. The extra money could allow you to consider something like Fraser to Son (after their Leicester away game) with the next FT.

        If on no WC, depending on how the Arsenal Manu game goes, I'd consider taking a -4 to get in two Arsenal players: Arnie>Laca (ca -1.5 million in the bank), Alonso>Bellerin(ca. 0.5 in the bank).

    28. TaiwanHC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      BIG VOTING

      Which TWO players are the most essential defenders / midfielders / attackers?

      1. Jules Rimet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        No one is essential.

        1. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Which TWO players are the most important defenders / midfielders / attackers to you?*

      2. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Alonso/VVD
        Sterling/Sane
        Auba/Kane

        1. Jules Rimet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          this

        2. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Breaking the previous template - nice

        3. TaiwanHC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Thoughts on downgrading VVD to TAA and Auba to Laca?

          1. 2hotty
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 21 hours ago

            would keep virgil he's nailed I'm getting laca for arnie

      3. Citizenkane91
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Over the month of December:

        Defenders: Trippier/Kolasinac
        Midfielders: Siggy/Sane
        Strikers: Kane/Auba

        1. yakirh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          Trippier/Kolasinac are not nailed though, isn't it?

          1. Citizenkane91
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 20 hours ago

            Trippier would be the equivalent of a City mid. IMO, the combination of CS potential and attacking threat in these fixtures have Trippier written all over them, even if he gets rested the odd game.

            Kolasinac is secure for the next two weeks, Monreal set for full training at that point. But, indications point to Arsenal continuing with wingbacks in their better fixtures, which is when you'd want to start them anyway, and in that case both Monreal and Kolasinac would start, the former as a part of the back 3, the latter as wingback. Bellerin if you need a secure starter in three weeks time.

    29. manchesterisblue
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      Current Team

      Patricio Hamer
      Alonso Laporte Digne AWB Bennett
      Sterling Sane F Anderson Fraser Hojbjerg
      Kane Auba Jimenez
      0.0 ITB
      0 FT
      What are weaknesses / next upgrades?

    30. PlayPercentage
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      I'm a bit worried about rotation in tonight's games.
      With Neves unavailable I have no further subs left.
      But one slight consolation is that any player who doesn't play tonight will start at the weekend. Then I will have selection problems.