Scout Notes

Fraser and Wilson proving unbeatable value for money in FPL

A goal and an assist apiece for Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson in Bournemouth’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town last night helped both players to another double-digit haul in Fantasy Premier League, their fourth and third such returns respectively this season.

The pair are proving to be economically shrewd purchases in FPL: returning 13.9 and 13.3 points per million spent, Fraser and Wilson are by far the best-value players in their respective positions this campaign.

Brighton and Hove Albion have also offered us Fantasy managers some decent cut-price options in recent months but it was a largely disappointing night for their most-popular assets: Shane Duffy was dismissed for violent conduct, Luka Milivojevic‘s late penalty wiped out the Seagulls’ clean sheet and Glenn Murray was substituted with a shoulder injury.

Murray did, at least, get on the scoresheet before his withdrawal and picked up two bonus points for his efforts in helping ten-man Albion to a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

We round up the goals, assists, team news, injury updates, Fantasy talking points and manager quotes from the two remaining Premier League matches contested on Tuesday evening.

Bournemouth 2-1 Huddersfield Town

  • Goals: Callum Wilson (£6.9m), Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) | Terence Kongolo (£4.3m)
  • Assists: Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson | Zanka (£4.4m)

With a home match against Liverpool and trips to Wolves, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United to come in the next five Gameweeks, Bournemouth sit bottom of our Season Ticker for fixture difficulty until the end of 2018.

Despite that, would anyone contemplate offloading their Cherries assets now?

Eddie Howe’s side have breached the defences of United, Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks and while there are mid-price alternatives available elsewhere with “better” fixtures, there are – as we mentioned in the introduction above – no midfielders or forwards who can compete with the value-for-money returns that Ryan Fraser (£6.2m) and Callum Wilson (£6.9m) have delivered in 2018/19.

It is a mark of just how successful a season Fraser is having that he now sits level with Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) on 86 points in FPL, though the Egyptian can, of course, pull clear of that score tonight against a porous Burnley side.

Wilson, meanwhile, sits top of the FPL forwards’ total points list until tonight at least.

It should be noted that this was Fraser’s first goal since Gameweek 5, though the Scottish winger had delivered four assists between his 18-point haul against Leicester and last night’s win over Huddersfield.

Goals aren’t something we can realistically expect too often from Fraser, either, given that his rather unimpressive minutes-per-chance average of 60.7 is bettered by over 80 other FPL midfielders.

The Scotland international’s goal last night indeed came from his only shot (and penalty box touch) of the evening.

Creativity is Fraser’s obvious plus point, with the Bournemouth man again demonstrating his assist potential from set-piece situations by whipping an indirect free-kick onto the head of Wilson for the Cherries’ opening goal and then providing a chipped cross that Joshua King (£6.3m) could only nod wide from inside the six-yard box.

No FPL midfielder has, at the time of writing, supplied more key passes or big chances than Fraser this season.

Wilson has combined goalscoring with assist-making this season and has now delivered eight of each in 2018/19.

The Bournemouth forward teed up Fraser for what turned out to be the Cherries’ winner and also provided two chances for King in the second half, which the Norwegian striker failed to capitalise on.

Just as Fraser was peerless in his position for creativity, no FPL forward has created more opportunities or big chances for his team-mates than Wilson ahead of Wednesday evening’s matches.

While Wilson’s rate of shots this season is far from outstanding (one every 36.7 minutes, bettered by over 30 other FPL forwards) it is the quality of his chances that mark him out as a particular menace in attack.

All 36 of his shots this season have come from inside the opposition box, with exactly half being deemed “big chances” – no other striker comes close to matching this number of clear-cut opportunities.

Tuesday’s goal against the Terriers indeed came from Wilson’s only attempt all match.

Howe praised Fraser and Wilson after the game:

They are both having very good seasons.

Callum Wilson’s an excellent finisher and the second goal was trademark from us this season. It was a good move and excellent finish from Ryan Fraser.

I was pleased to see our attacking play looking so dangerous early in the game but unfortunately for those players we didn’t have enough of the ball afterwards to sustain any pressure.

As Howe intimated, Bournemouth were largely ineffective from an attacking point of view after Fraser’s strike, not managing another shot on target after this point.

David Brooks (£5.2m), who had narrowly scored more FPL points than Fraser from Gameweeks 6-14, didn’t have the best of games on his return to the starting XI and was replaced by Junior Stanislas (£6.0m) on the hour, having not recorded a single shot, penalty box touch or key pass.

Brooks certainly looks the bigger rotation risk over Christmas, having twice been dropped to the bench when Howe changed formation against Champions League-chasing sides (of whom the Cherries play three of before the turn of 2019) and having completed 90 minutes on only three occasions.

The manner of Bournemouth’s win last night might have been of some concern to owners of Messrs Wilson, Fraser and Brooks, but of course, the Cherries’ rearguard effort might not have happened had they not raced into a 2-0 lead and forced Huddersfield out onto the front foot.

Howe reflected on his side’s “uncomfortable” victory:

We got the dream start and looked in total control, but they threw caution to the wind, put a lot of bodies forward ahead of the ball and played very well so credit to them for that.

Credit to my players as well for how we responded in the second half and how we managed to contain their aerial bombardment in set-plays and long throws. We dealt with that really well.

We always want the ball and it’s unlike us at home to be without it for long periods. Whether the scoreline or our recent run of results affected that I don’t know, but it was uncomfortable and that’s where I credit the players because they didn’t panic, and we managed the second period excellently. Some of our defending was superb and our goalkeeping played a big part in that.

David Wagner ought to have been pleased with his side’s efforts after going 2-0 down, with Terence Kongolo (£4.3m) halving the deficit before the break after a spot of head tennis and the Terriers then peppering the hosts’ penalty box with umpteen crosses thereafter.

Laurent Depoitre (£5.1m), in for the suspended Steve Mounie (£5.8m), was dominant in the air, with four of his five attempts on goal coming via headers. The Frenchman was profligate in front of goal though and wasted the best of Huddersfield’s chances when nodding at Asmir Begovic from a teasing Florent Hadergjonaj (£4.4m) cross.

Hadergjonaj, playing at right-back as Wagner switched to a 4-4-2, was so advanced in this match that his average position was further forward than that of any Bournemouth player. The Swiss defender fired over ten crosses in this match and had four attempts on goal himself.

Kongolo was shifted over to left-back as Wagner temporarily shelved a 3-5-1-1, with Erik Durm (£4.4m) playing further forward “out of position” on the left of midfield.

Alex Pritchard (£4.8m) was perhaps Town’s stand-out player on the night, playing alongside Depoitre up front and also registering five efforts on goal – his best opportunity being a turn and shot from six yards that Begovic beat out.

Aaron Mooy (£5.1m) was prominent playing on the right of midfield, meanwhile, coupling his usual menacing delivery at set-piece situations with two shots that forced Begovic into smart stops.

Despite the positive performance, Wagner was magnanimous in defeat:

I don’t think we deserve something from this game because you have to get your defensive work and offence right.

We’ve had enough opportunities to score four goals tonight, but we didn’t take them. How we played was great, yes, but you don’t deserve something if you give them goals away and don’t score.

The Huddersfield boss also gave an update on Abdelhamid Sabiri (£4.3m), who was withdrawn three minutes after himself being introduced as a substitute:

Abdelhamid Sabiri has what looks like a serious shoulder injury, but we will see what it looks like tomorrow.

Philip Billing (£4.5m) will miss out in Gameweek 16, meanwhile, having collected his fifth yellow card of the season.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Begovic; Francis, S Cook, Ake, Daniels; Brooks (Stanislas 62′), L Cook, Lerma, Fraser (Mousset 87′); Wilson, King (Mings 90+3′).

Huddersfield Town XI (4-4-2): Lossl; Kongolo (Mbenza 75′), Jorgensen, Schindler, Hadergjonaj; Durm, Hogg, Billing (Sabiri 75′, Sobhi 78′), Mooy; Pritchard, Depoitre.

Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 Crystal Palace

  • Goals: Glenn Murray (£6.7m), Leon Balogun (£4.2m), Florin Andone (£5.0m)| Luka Milivojevic (£6.0m)
  • Assists: Jose Izquierdo (£5.9m) | Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m)

Brighton came out on top in the “M23 derby” on Tuesday evening despite playing for over an hour with ten men.

Shane Duffy (£4.7m) was dismissed on 28 minutes for a headbutt on Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) and will now be unavailable until Boxing Day.

The Irish centre-back’s FPL ownership had risen towards the 8% mark over the last month but with a three-match ban to follow and the Seagulls’ fixtures stiffening from Gameweek 17 onwards, we can surely expect a mass exodus over the coming days.

Duffy apologised for his actions on social media after full-time:

Can only apologise to everyone tonight for letting us down. Grateful for the team we have here for a huge win tonight, the boys were unbelievable. I’m disappointed in myself for even getting myself into the situation.

Brighton’s other defensive assets made it five matches without a clean sheet as Luka Milivojevic‘s (£6.0m) 80th-minute spot-kick denied Chris Hughton’s side a shut-out that they had worked so hard to preserve.

Leon Balogun (£4.2m) will stand to benefit from Duffy’s absence over the coming three matches and the Nigerian defender continued where Brighton’s first-choice centre-backs left off in scoring with his first touch of the game on 30 minutes to double the hosts’ lead.

That was the sixth goal scored by a Brighton centre-half this season.

Glenn Murray (£6.7m) had opened the scoring from the penalty spot but was to have his evening curtailed on 35 minutes when gingerly walking from the field of play with a shoulder injury.

Hughton provided an update after full-time:

He’s sore at the minute. We’ll see how he is in the morning.

The player himself provided more detail to The Argus:

I fell and hurt my AC joint. Right now it’s sore but hopefully it will settle down and we will make a decision on Wednesday or Thursday.

[The physios] are withholding their judgement so we will see what it’s like when it has cooled down.

Just as Balogun had made an impact on his introduction, so too did Murray’s replacement, Florin Andone (£5.0m).

The pacy Romanian striker had shown promise in the 2-1 win at Huddersfield on Saturday and his speed on the break led to Brighton’s third goal, with Andone latching onto a hoofed clearance and extending his side’s lead with a fine individual effort five minutes before the interval.

Should Murray’s injury prove to be a serious one, then Andone’s cut-price availability may make him a tempting third-price forward option for those Fantasy managers packing their defence and midfield with heavy hitters – though as we mentioned earlier, Brighton’s upcoming games are among the toughest in the division.

Jose Izquierdo (£5.9m), who had controversially won the penalty that Murray converted, also limped off early in the second half, with Hughton providing an update on the Colombian winger’s injury:

Izquierdo’s injury got worse as the game went on. We certainly didn’t want to make our last substitution that early in the second half, particularly knowing we’d be up against an onslaught.

That Mathew Ryan (£4.6m) had precious little to do in the Brighton goal up until Milivojevic’s penalty said as much about the Seagulls’ excellent rearguard effort as it did about Palace’s limitations in attack, with the Australian goalkeeper saving comfortably from Andros Townsend (£5.7m) and Max Meyer (£5.6m).

Milivojevic had gone closest to pulling a goal back in the first half when his shot was cleared off the line and it was the Serbian penalty specialist who gave the Eagles a glimmer of hope with ten minutes remaining after Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) had been felled.

James Tomkins (£4.3m) proved to be a threat in the air again, forcing Ryan into his third save of the match in stoppage time after registering two other efforts from set pieces earlier in the game, though struggled from a defensive point of view and was culpable for Andone’s solo goal.

That Palace’s strike pairing of Zaha and Townsend failed to record a single shot on target from inside the Brighton box summed up the Eagles’ attacking output.

A disappointed Roy Hodgson said after the match:

The second and third goals are just as disappointing and frustrating [as Brighton’s first goal], to use two buzzwords. When you come here hoping to win the game and you lose 3-1 there are no good feelings or anything particularly positive that I can say.

In every football match you can point to episodes and things being different but the second goal is something that we have to take total responsibility for and the third even more so; it wasn’t even an attack, just a clearance.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-4-1-1): Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Gross (Balogun 30′), Propper, Bissouma, Izquierdo (Knockaert 49′); Murray (Andone 35′)

Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur (Schlupp 73′), Milivojevic, Kouyate (Sorloth 58′), Meyer; Townsend, Zaha.

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  1. Fitzy.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Love the pair of 'em! 🙂

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

      Yer, she's great.

    2. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Was lovely watching the pair bobbing up and down last night.

  2. Hman
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Gutted i sold wilson this week, hence hindsight being a beautiful thing!

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Sold for Huddlesfeild at home?

      1. Hman
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        With his fixtures on the horizon, i got in Arnie... bad move considering i was top1500 last game week

    2. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Kept telling myself he can't keep it up, oh how I hate my head, really should go with my gut...

    3. gauzah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I sold him before the City match. Bad move considering that he is looking like the only viable replacement for Arnie. I don't trust Chicha/Perez

  3. Suave EU
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    A) Haz & Arnie > Laca & Sane (-4)
    B) Haz & Arnie > Auba & Martial (-4)
    C) Haz & Arnie > Auba & Ramsey (-4)
    D) Haz & Joselu > Sane & Wilson (-4)
    E) Haz & Joselu > Laca & Ramsey (-4)
    F) Haz & Joselu > Auba & March (-4)
    G) Haz > Sterling (0)
    H) Haz > Sane (0)

    Hold and wait for Arnie new?
    Arsenal fixtures look good...

    1. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Anyone? I know it looks like a lot but it's not.. aha!

      1. Daniel - jooohooo
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Narrow it please and we'll help u

    2. Brooksy86
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Hold for Arnie news and Hazard form...

      1. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Praying on Arnie here, mostly because I'm a WHU fan.

    3. antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Arnie needs to go, but may as well see how hazard does tonight before getting rid. Of those probably a.

      1. Suave EU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Makes sense, although, actually looking at Hazard's next 6 after City...

        Just concerned as I have no Arsenal or City cover and Arsenal's next 4 look great as do City's next 4 out of 5...

  4. twoplustwo
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Where will Wilson be priced next year? 9 bar?

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Yeah, like vardy nowadays

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Thinking 8m, maybe.
      But I also figured Salah would be listed as a fwd this year, so what do I know.

      1. Daniel - jooohooo
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Can't wait to get him as Chelsea striker in January

  5. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Can depoitre be a choice as a cheap striker?

    1. Fantastisk
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      He is a choice. A very poor one.

    2. Carlton P
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Yes imo. He looked good last night and could be a decent differential. Huddersfield has loads of chances

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      As fodder, perhaps. Probably not much else.

    4. boogle
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Never again

  6. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    on WC

    a) Silva + Wilson
    b) Sane + Fraser

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      B

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      B

  7. Wirbelwind
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Never got Wilson or Fraser, got Brooks instead ...

    Probably going Arnie -> Wilson after tonight. Keeping Murray for one more game v. Burnley for which he declared himself fit.

    1. Madmag
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I have murray too, where did you see him declare himself fit to?

      1. Wirbelwind
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1070281405647736837

        perhaps keen is more accurate than actually fit

  8. ANISH_T28
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    GTG with a hit ?

    Fabianski
    Digne VanDijk Balbuena Doherty
    Sane Son/Sigurdsson Salah
    Lacazette Jiminez Aubameyang

    Hamer Laporte Brooks Camarasa

    1. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Don't like Salah.
      Like the bravery doubling down on Arsenal forwards.

      1. ANISH_T28
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Salah going after GW16

        1. Suave EU
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Who you swapping him too?

  9. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    The weekend looks like an unholy mess, so considering the following free hit:

    Fab (Hamer)
    Holding / TAA / Bamba / Doherty (Schelotto)
    Salah / Sane / Sigurdsson / Martial (Mendy)
    Auba / Kane (Kamara)

    Thoughts?

    1. ANISH_T28
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Koscielny back may hinder holding starts

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Reckon he'll be back at the weekend?

        1. ANISH_T28
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Not sure to be honest, although holding has been arsenals best CB this season

      2. La Roja
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        It’s Holding’s spot to lose. He has been rock solid

    2. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Awful timing and fixtures for free hit

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        You should see what my team looks like without..

        1. La Roja
          • 6 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Post the losers so we can slate them 😛

          1. Pad Randa
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 5 hours ago

            Just below.

    3. rick ding whoop
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      koscielny is injured again according toDavid Seaman on talk sport this morning.

  10. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Got the pair for 11.7

    Even at 13.1 they are fantastic value

    Surprised ownership isn’t 80%

  11. Tsparkes10
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    How many people got left for tonight?? And points expected? I have 7 and want like 45 points

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Alonso, Digne, TAA, Richarlison, Salah & Kane(c)

      53.

      1. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Cant tell if im under or you're over predicting

    2. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Kane(c) Salah Martial Alonso Doherty Richarlison to go

    3. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I have five (six if you count Kane (c)), expect about 10 as usually happens on second days when I've had a decent first 😀

      1. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Hahaha hope not

    4. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      5 but a couple at least may not start. Got 41 yesterday though and have Kane captain.

      1. Annie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        33 😉

      2. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Very nice gl

    5. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      7 to go, as long as Kane hauls I'm happy

    6. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      29 with Alonso, Robbo (Pereira), Salah, Rich, and Kane (c).

      I’ll take 21 points.

      Worst EOs for me are TAA (hoping won’t play), Hazard, and Auba.

      1. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Ya. I have salah, Kane (C) and haz

    7. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      21 points so far with 5 to play inc Kane captain and Salah VC....

      Expecting total points this week of about 45-50, hoping for 60

    8. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Alonso(!), Robbo(!), Haz, Richar, Son, (K)ane..

      16 with AWB (1) on the bench to come in.

    9. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Patrício, Robertson (Murphy), Doherty (for Sterling) Alexander-Arnold, Digne, Alonso, Richarlison, (K)ane

    10. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Already on 30 from 4 so hoping for a strong finish. If Kane (C) does the business, then 50 points from tonight looks very possible, meaning 80 Overall 🙂

    11. Stars
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      7- Kane (c) Aubameyang Richarlison Sigurdsson Digne and Alonso, Robertson (or wan b and Ben if they no show)

  12. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Hazard >>> ?

    A) F. Anderson

    B) Eriksen

    Have Kane

    Thanks guys.

    1. Carlton P
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Son

  13. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    who would you prefer for this gw ONLY?

    A: Sane + Martial + Kane ©
    B: Rashford + Martial + Kane © with sane or jimenez on the bench
    C: Martial + Kane + Auba © (-4)
    D: Sane + Kane + Laca © (-4)

  14. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Alright, say I DON'T FH this week... How to sort out this mess?

    Etheridge / Patricio
    Robertson / Laporte / W-B / Alonso / Doherty
    Sane / Hazard / Francis / Armstrong / Fraser
    Kane / Vardy / Wilson

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      There is absolutely no need for FH here

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Whom would you bench?

      2. La Roja
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        AWB Laporte Francis

        1. Pad Randa
          • 7 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Would definitely bench Francis if I had him 😀 But yeah, on Kenedy, Laporte, AWB right now.

    2. Carlton P
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      7 years deep and you are FHing this. Granted this is only the second year of the FH but you should know better

      1. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Well, I'm not (for the very reason that in 7 years I've learned to listen to advice 😉 ), but, all the same, so many potential 1-2 point returns here...

  15. Bubz
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Fraser and his stupid phantom injuries making me sell him. Little bugger.

  16. Carlton P
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    How to fit Laca in???
    Ederson / Button
    Robbo / Gomez / Trippier / Keane / Alonso
    Alli / Sterling / Sane / Richarlison / Son
    Arnie / Wilson / Kamara
    Arnie > Laca 0.9 ITB so need to find 1.6
    Alli? Robbo? Alonso?

  17. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    What are people thinking re: Carabao Cup?

    LEI v MCI
    ARS v TOT
    CHE v BOU

    So at the moment I have:
    Ederson, Hamer, Pereira, Alonso, Sterling, Fraser, Auba, Kane and Wilson potentially involved...

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

      Doubt many of them will play in it

  18. Granat
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    FAB (Hamer)

    Alonso / TAA / Kolasinac / AWB / Schindler
    Sterling / Sane / FAnderson / Gunnarsson / Massuaku
    Kane / Auba / Wilson

    I'm on WC. Maybe not everyone nailed, but strong probability to secure full 11 every GW during christmas period. What you think? Thoughts appreciated

  19. SoShy
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Went from 222 overall to 7k in a few gameweeks. Been making all the wrong moves.

    If you had to make a fresh team right now who would you pick. *wildcard activated*

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Arsenal forward, Liverpool defender, City defender + Sané and Sterling, Wilson and Fraser, Alonso.

    2. BoleynWin
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Never hit the dizzy heights you did but I’m at 7k now OR too, it’s tough to gain without differentials.

      Hazard could easily propel you with a decent run but equally could see you’re spiral continue. I think you need the standard Spurs coverage, Kane or Son & Tripps or Lloris. City Mids like Sàne or Sterling. Decent bench is essential given this hectic schedule.

      Remember a lot of top 10k will have played chips early so there’s always ground to make if you’ve got those intact...

    3. SoShy
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 1 hour ago

      Cheers!!

  20. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Chance of Kane and salah being rested tonight? Asking for a friend.

    1. Carlton P
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      You need to unfriend your friend

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      No chance Salah will be rested. He was subbed early against Everton.

    3. antis0cial
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Almost 0 chance.

  21. Tikka MoSalah
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    If on a WC, would you say any Liverpool players are still needed (or 'essential') for the festive fixtures?

    1. Carlton P
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I would have TAA in a WC. Possibly Robbo

    2. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 4 hours ago

      Just a DF, maybe 2. Attack aren't clicking this season, wouldn't touch their Front 3

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Would be surprised if Klopp doesn’t go with Gomez, Lovren, VVD & Moreno tonight.

    Not a great sign for FPL but if Moreno plays a Burnley goal is as good as guaranteed.

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Agreed. Benches to be tested.

  23. Coaly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    ARNIE TO WILSON?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks the move.

      1. Coaly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        Or mitro?

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Wilson

  24. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Yesterday’s news I know, but at least Alonso has made the trip to play Wolves. Just need a start to avoid AWB 1 pointer.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Long trip with a sore back if he’s not being used.

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I think that Sarri will rest him for city

      1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        I’d take that actually.

        Peoples benches need to be tested.

    3. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      0-0 in this match would do nicely for me.

  25. simong1
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    A or B?
    A) Sterling, Fraser & Ederson
    B) Sterling, Martial/Bilva & Fabianski
    (already have Laporte & Wilson)

  26. Tsparkes10
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Have training at 8 tonight til 9ish. So ill check it scores... hoping to see about 30 points at HT from Kane (C), Haz, Salah, Jimenez, VVd, alonso and Rich... looking forward to it

    1. nobwak
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      If you're not top 1k you're tinpot.

      1. Tsparkes10
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        4750 for my first season so far and wc still available 😉

  27. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    If you still have your WC which is the best week to use it?

    1. Tsparkes10
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Depends on team... I will either do this gw or next depending on what happens tonight. Ideally want city mid and arsenal attacker

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Oof. No idea. I've actually been contemplating not even using it, unless injury bug hits.

  28. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Best pairing to go along with Kane and Sterling? Each option would be a -4.

    1) Auba; Bilva
    2) Auba; FAnderson
    3) Auba; Martial
    4) Laca; Sane
    5) Mitro; Hazard

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Correction: (5) is not a hit. Just replacing Arnie.

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      2

    3. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      2 - First pick
      5 - Any reason why Mitro and not Wilson?

  29. Gonna mesut up
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    Robbo, do not, I repeat, do not go near that field. I have a 12 point sized replacement waiting in the wings.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Benched Fraser?

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Benching Fraser against Huddersfield feels like you don't deserve the points?

      1. Disco Stu
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 5 hours ago

        I benched him too. Who would you have sat: instead Haz/Sane/Son/Rich?

        1. Tshelby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 5 hours ago

          Who are your strikers and defenders?

          1. Disco Stu
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 5 hours ago

            TAA/Alonso/AWB
            Wilson/Arnie/Auba

            1. Gonna mesut up
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 5 hours ago

              So similar to mine (bar Kane for Auba) Obvious that AWB was the obvious bench choice but I had a clean sheet in my head for some reason. Hindsight, 20/20, blah blah

            2. Tshelby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 5 hours ago

              Yeah would have done the same but not really a fan a bench headaches

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

          Should have played the AOA chip

          1. Disco Stu
            • 6 Years
            11 days, 5 hours ago

            Hindsight is wonderful. =)

    3. Gonna mesut up
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Maybe don't deserve them but sure as hell want them

  30. Gudjohnsen
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 5 hours ago

    If you have Wilson and Kane what are the options to replace Arnautovic.

    Just do Arnie to Mitrovic or are there other options?

    1. Disco Stu
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm thinking either him, Jimenez or Chicharito

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 5 hours ago

      Depends on how much is in the bank. Chicharito or Lucas may not be bad options.