Scout Notes

Guardiola plants clues to Chelsea selection in Watford win

Pep Guardiola frustrated Fantasy Premier League owners with his team selection on Tuesday night.

Several key players were absent from the Manchester City side as they beat Watford 3-1.

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

*FPL prices are accurate at the time of writing (Tuesday PM).

Watford 1-2 Manchester City

Goals: Abdoulaye Doucouré (£5.9m) | Leroy Sané (£9.4m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m)

Assists: Mahrez

The team Pep Guardiola put out for their trip to Watford provided some clues to his rotation policy ahead of the busy winter period. Several of the players who missed out on the 3-1 win over Bournemouth came back in at Vicarage Road. David Silva (£8.7m), Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m), Fabian Delph (£5.3m) and Kyle Walker (£6.5m) were the headline changes to the side.

Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) was left on the bench for just the third time this season. Some rotation for him should not come as too much of a shock, though. He played the full 90 minutes against Bournemouth amid Guardiola’s recent comments that Mahrez was breathing down his neck to rotate with him.

With the Algerian in excellent form when he does play, Guardiola can be confident playing him whenever he needs to give Sterling a rest – which could be quite often over the next month. In Mahrez’s last four Premier League starts he has amassed a total of three goals and two assists now as he was the top FPL scorer at Vicarage Road (13 points). Sterling owners can probably be confident of a start at the weekend though, with Tuesday’s rest under his belt.

Leroy Sané (£9.4m) continued his excellent form by scoring the fourth goal in his last five appearances, taking his points per game over that time to 9.2. As has been said plenty of times, his place in the side does feel more secure than those around him because of Benjamin Mendy’s relatively long-term absence. However, there can be no ignoring of the fact that the German international has now played 180 minutes across the last two fixtures. That may be enough for Guardiola to consider benching him for Chelsea, although it is a big game for Manchester City.

“Now we try to recover our legs and minds and go to Chelsea on Saturday and play our game. We know how difficult it is at Stamford Bridge, but first, we must rest and recover.” – Pep Guardiola

Also out of the side was Aymeric Laporte (£6.1m) who finally missed a match this season. That reconfirmed that nobody in this Manchester City side is safe from Guardiola’s rotation policy. The French centre-back had played every single minute in the Premier League up until the trip to Watford. He will probably come back in for the Chelsea match but this benching shows that over Christmas he may not necessarily be as nailed on as his owners might hope. Frustrating for his owners he came on for a one-point cameo in the closing stages. Responding to Watford’s late flurry, Guardiola introduced him for Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m) to sure things up.

Calling the full-back selection may be easier to call based on Manchester City’s line-up at Watford. Delph may have to continue at left-back with Zinchenko’s nose injury, but the fact that he played only the last half an hour against Bournemouth should mean he is rested enough in Guardiola’s mind. Walker also missed that one which means his 90 minutes in Hertfordshire shouldn’t jeopardise a start ahead of Danilo (£5.1m) at Stamford Bridge.

Prior to that were some clues about the options Guardiola wants to safeguard for the trip to Stamford Bridge in Gameweek 16. David Silva was replaced in the 73rd minute by Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m) in a clear sign that the Spanish midfielder is needed this weekend. It is possible that Vincent Kompany (£5.2m) will be able to keep his place after coming off in the 83rd minute. The Belgian international had to leave the pitch limping, holding his hamstring, but Guardiola confirmed it as nothing more than cramp post-match. Kompany will face competition from both Laporte and Nicolas Otamendi (£6.1m), who combined for just nine minutes of normal time in Hertfordshire. Having played 90 minutes, John Stones (£5.3m) is unlikely to hold onto his place.

As expected, Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) missed out once again after his recent struggles with injury. The Argentinian did not travel with the matchday squad and neither did Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.8m), and Guardiola was not prepared to give an update on their condition in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s win.

“I don’t know (if Aguero will be fit). I don’t have the report right now.” – Pep Guardiola

Overall, it was not a hugely comfortable win for Manchester City, especially as Watford fought back late on. However, they did have plenty of chances to kill the game earlier on but didn’t take them. It is possible that six changes were what removed the ruthless edge. A testament to the quality in their ranks was the fact that even with the likes of Sterling and Aguero, Manchester City sill secured the three points.

“We had the chances to kill the game and score a third and then maybe a fourth, but we missed them. It is what it is. We knew it. We are not new in this league and we know it happens.” – Pep Guardiola

Javi Gracia made three changes to the side that lost at Leicester at the weekend. Christian Kabasele (£4.4m) returned at centre-back, coming in for Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m), Troy Deeney (£5.9m) replaced Gerard Deulofeu (£5.4m) up front while Nathaniel Chalobah (£4.5m) slotted in for the suspended Etienne Capoue (£5.0m).

“We tried to find the best option with Capoue out. It was the best option in my opinion – trying to be strong and compact in the middle with three players there plus Roberto, Troy and Isaac ready when we recover the ball to counter-attack. I think he played well. I think he needs to play more times to show what he can do but I think he showed a very good level.” – Javi Gracia

Will Hughes (£5.0m) was forced out of the game in the second half with a knock and was replaced by Domingos Quina (£4.4m), who made his first ever Premier League appearance.

“(Quina) is training well. He’s a young player but with high quality. I think he has a very good present but he will have a great future. Today is a special day for him because he has done his debut against City and played very well in my opinion.” – Javi Gracia

“(On Hughes) I think it’s the same pain as in the last games – in the hip. We’ll see in the next games but I’m confident he’ll be ready for the next game.” – Javi Gracia

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Delph, Stones, Kompany (Otamendi 83′), Walker; Fernandinho, D. Silva (Gundogan 73′), B. Silva; Sane, Mahrez, Jesus (Laporte 88′).

Watford XI (4-4-2): Foster; Holebas, Kabasele, Cathcart, Kiko Femenia; Pereyra, Doucouré, Chalobah (Deulofeu 63′); Hughes (Quina 51′); Deeney, Success (Gray 75′).

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1,300 Comments Post a Comment
  1. aspilcueta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Went down 40k places to 67k overall. Got rid of Fraser this week, what a stupid decision. Still got Kane, Son, Auba, Robertson and TAA to save my GW.

    Still, all hope feels lost 🙁

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Ha cheer up mate, I’ve gone from 20k to 360k in 8gws

    2. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      entirely agree. I had a big drop like that too, and the only players left are the ones that everyone has!

    3. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      I got rid of Fraser and Wilson!

      1. Gunner Boy
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        this

        1. aspilcueta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Hopefully we all have a huge comeback and top our mini leagues again.

          Which I was, until now where I am 28 points off the top spot. THE PAIN.

          1. Gunner Boy
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            This is not my season at all.
            am currently sitting at 1.2m
            Finished last season at 4.5K

            1. aspilcueta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              It's a marathon, not a sprint.

              Tell myself this every week. Doesn't usually calm me, but it might work for you!

    4. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      You'll be good with those players

      I have similar to play and feeling confident

      (K)ane Auba Robbo Taa Digne Haz

      a slightly different perspective since I took a -12 and went from 73k to 69k or

      but ultimately I think with the players left to play it's going to be positive

      1. aspilcueta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I took my second -12 in two weeks. Green arrows last week, but it has hit me this week. Got away with all hits until now.

        Having all those players left mate is top drawer. Hope it sends you flying up the ranks!

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          thanks needs to I was 41k a couple weeks back but two red arrows and the need to be bold

        2. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Wow you need to stop kneejerking so much man

          1. aspilcueta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            It has worked every time. They have all been calculated moves. Most of my players play tonight so I am hoping it still works...somehow. 🙂

    5. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Robbo won't play tonight imo

  2. Sarcastic Warnock
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    You do not have to believe me and this is no guess work, a gardener at melwood is a friend of mine and has been a reliable inside source for me personally. Robertson rested while Fabinho is dropped for Milner for the clash at turfmoor. Like I said you do not have to believe me.

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      the gardener has access to these info?

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes. In around the facility.

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      And Mane?

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Unlikely to play.

    3. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      😆

      1. Fantasy Gold
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Gardener Express.

        Can he create a Twitter account?

        1. Sarcastic Warnock
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          He doesn't want Klopp to know + City winning the league through his twitter leaks. So for now I can only help with sharing what I get and I hope not to get BAN comments.

          1. The White Pele
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            come on! city will win it anyway.

    4. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      How were the rhododendrons?

    5. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      my uncle is a toilet cleaner there too and he says salah may - MAY - score a hattrick tonight, but you do not have to believe me

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Lol. Don't we want him to. Hopefully he does that.

      2. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        That's turd, and you know it.

    6. ZoumasBloomers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      How are their shrubs looking?

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        A bit taller than you, I would think 🙂

    7. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      #MelwoodExpress

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Lol.

    8. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      LOL!

    9. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Heard it here first

    10. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Deadlines gone so any rumour is grand to say/read... now next time pool are kick-off just after deadline... That'd be a fun time to post your info 🙂

    11. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Really hoping Milner plays!

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        He will 😉

    12. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Robbo(c), Fabinho(vc) not looking too clever now 🙁

  3. Gunner Boy
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Current team for next GW: 1FT, 2.0 itb

    Ederson
    Luiz Robbo AWB (Bennett, Stankovic)
    Hazard Richarlison Gudmundsson Felipe (Neves)
    Kane Lacazette Arnie*

    Stankovic + Arnie > Kolasinac + Wilson (-4) ?

  4. Jellyfish
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    RMWCT

    Fab Hammer
    Luiz TAA Digne Doh AWB
    Sterling Sané Fanderson Rich Masuaku
    Kane Wilson Auba

    Swapping Alonso for Luiz might surprise some but Al has not delivered since early season while Luiz seems nailed on and releases 1.3m for improvement elsewhere

    Thoughts?

    1. Totally Hammered
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      I like it.. sure people will suggest swapping him for him but you’ve obviously thought about your picks and distributed your funds in good areas.... Masuaku jumps off the page but at 4.3 bench fodder you’ve got limited options...
      Good luck....

    2. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Yeah - I think the defensive sacrifices (Luiz/TAA over Alonso/Robbo) are worth it for the Kane/Auba/Sterling/Sane quartet which everyone will be envious of.

      Strong side, not sure I'd change much.

    3. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks for your feedback guys. I’ve always got the post Christmas wc to fall back on if it goes south. Cheers

    4. Red.Devil
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Looks good

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      pretty much my team

      only I have Robbo over Luiz / bennett instead of Doherty / haz over sane

      I think you're set

  5. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    wilson or mitrovic for next 3 gw?

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Wilson

    2. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      wilson

  6. Woy_is_back
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Arnautovic->Perez? yay or nay

    1. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Nay seems like a knee jurk.. Would surely wait another week

    2. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      depends on what you plan to do with the funds

    3. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      the perez that has played 157mins overall for the whole season?

    4. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Noo

    5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Very risky

  7. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Last year Tottenham played Southampton at Wembley it was 5-2 totally forgotten about that one. C'mon Son!

    1. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      and it was also a mid week clash

    2. Gunner Boy
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Kane (c) here
      with only 5 points yesterday, desperate for some points.

    3. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      I think Spurs owners will have a good gameweek. Hoping Aubameyang will make up for it for myself!

    4. aspilcueta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Remember this well. Kane hat trick!

  8. kime67
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    suggestions who to replace duffy with? 4.6m to spend

    1. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      holding (4.4)

    2. GaabRop
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Balbuena maybe?

      1. NOMONEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        he was benched last night

        1. HIT ME!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 20 hours ago

          Because of minor injury

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Kikomseems nailed now, not bad fixtures and save yourself some dollar

    4. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Zanka or Schindler could be leftfield options, providing you can bench in GW16.

  9. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    How does this WC draft look? Defence too lightweight? Going with only one premium at the minute, but Alonso & Schindler could potentially become Luiz/Vert & TAA.

    Fabianski Hamer
    Alonso Doherty AWB Schindler Holding
    Fraser Sane Sterling Rich Felipe
    Kane Laca Wilson

    1. maratus
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      To much money on the bench, doubling up Bou with incoming fixtures also not that good.
      Doherty seems awful pick, Wolves has not keep clean sheets for while.

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Mitro instead of Wilson then? I'm not comfortable getting rid of Fraser having got him at 5.6, and considering Bournemouth ownership in my MLs. Got Doherty at 4.4, he can get semi-consistent attacking returns which are more than worth the money even without cleanies.

    2. Red.Devil
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Fraser to fodder and upgrade defense

  10. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Chicharito or Mitrovic?

    1. Amey
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      have same question.
      Thinking about mitro.
      Wilson's train has passed by me i think and chicharito is hot n cold type player can't be relied upon imo

      1. Krionos
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        I would still get Wilson over those two.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Neither, maybe little pea as a short term punt but that's all it would be imo.

    3. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      mitro

  11. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    I do find it funny that loads on here today are set on selling Fraser, a player I bought at 5.5 that is outscoring all mids bar Sterling & Hazard.
    Also for those saying Alonso is not worth the money, you should listen to the latest 'meet the manager' where FPL General talks about Alonso. He's well worth the investment as long as he keeps his place (would you sell a 7.0 mid that has scored 93 points to date?).
    Keep Alonso + Fraser and thank me in a few months

    1. maratus
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Might be something to do with fixtures.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        Wolves, Brighton & Watford in their next 6

    2. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      And Wilson?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        I don't own him but if I did I certainly wouldn't be considering selling him!

    3. NOMONEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      sure whats your number? so i can call to thank you

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 20 hours ago

        You will need to meet me in person to buy me a beer 😉

        1. NOMONEY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          only if you are willing to come to hong kong 😉

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            I do love a night out in Wanchai once in a while and it's only a short flight away for me as I live in Shanghai 🙂

            1. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              wan chai! thats where i live haha

            2. NOMONEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              10 days, 19 hours ago

              thought fpl may been blocked in china?!

              1. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                10 days, 19 hours ago

                No FPL is fine as it's not a gambling site

    4. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      I think we can agree on Alonso. High price and difficult to buy and sell with regard to fixtures.

      However, Fraser is reasonably cheap and with dodgy fixtures coming up. Why not sell, replace with a better option (and they are out there) and then buy back again later?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        That's fair I guess, but I'd prefer to keep him, at that price he can be benched in the toughest fixtures which there are only a few really when you look at it...50% of his next 6 games are juicy enough!

    5. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Alonso has 2 assists and 5 Baps in 10 GW's

      His points tally is so high solely because he started the season like last season's Alonso and has subsequently been reigned in by Sarri

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        ...... so one can look to, for example, Luiz for a similar source of points potential with a cash saving.

        On Fraser & Wilson I'm belatedly coming round to them (have Fraser) being keepers, given their value and CONSISTENT returns

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I expect him to be bombing forward again after the City game 🙂

    6. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      No question in my mind.
      Shouted this from the rooftops!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Another tough gw, gone from 35k >> 160k in 3 gw's only!! sigh. Planning to WCgw17 so any one week ideas?

    Patricio -- Foster
    Alonso • Digne • Doherty --- Awb Schindler
    Sane • Haz • Rich • Martial • Anderson
    Kane • Jimenez -- Arnie

    A: Patricio >> Fabianski. not too keen on the wolves double-up. Keep Arnie on bench and get rid on sat when i hit WC but will lose value
    B: Schindler >> Diop for a good 1st sub as there are bound to be some rotation
    C: Martial (avoid price drop) + Arnie (avoid price drop) >> Murphy (SOT) + Laca (c) (-4)
    D: Kane >> Auba (c). Issue is i will want kane back in gw17 so will have to sell him at 12.3 and buy at 12.4/5

    1. aspilcueta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I would get Lacazette or Aubameyang in there if possible.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I went from 3k OR in GW 6 to 226k OR by Gw10. Why wait until GW17 to WC when you want to make so many changes?

  13. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    Real shocker of a week so far, captained Sterling, VC Arnie and my ML rival captained Wilson, wounder

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 20 hours ago

      Enough to give you gallstones

      1. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Unless you captained Duffy.

    2. rodog
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Same here buddy - absolute shocker. Was so close of VCing Wilson as well :/ oh well, there's always the next gameweek 😉

    3. wasp3000
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      At least you'll get a mention on Rough wth the Smooth 🙂

    4. Azurri
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I did the same but also transferred Robertson in for a hit. Hello Red Arrows.

  14. Mikei
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    For next week is better Sterling or Kane?

    Ederson
    Alonso Robbo TAA (Doherty, AwB)
    Sané Salah Richarlison Fraser
    Wilson Aubameayng Arnie

    Thanks

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Sterling

  15. Shaikh91
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 20 hours ago

    My ML rival has captained aguero and vc sterling. What happens in these circumstances?

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      He gets zero C points and you laugh your socks off.

      1. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Unless you captained Duffy

        1. aspilcueta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Haha! THAT would be unlucky.

    2. RedArrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      No doubles for him!

    3. Shaikh91
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Woop woop

    4. maratus
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      No captain points

    5. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Zero points

    6. Ozzydragon86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      0 captain points as both didn't play

    7. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      0 points

  16. Shaikh91
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    I've gone kane..

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Me too.

  17. danishdynamite
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Is anyone a wee bit puxxled by last night's scores?

    I got 21 with Sane, Fraser, Fandersen, Arnie yet got a red arrow (GW rank approx 1.5m)

    Are there really so many players with Fraser AND Wilson, AND Sane ??

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      *puzzled

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Massive amounts.

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Ta

    3. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Weird.

      I got 23 with Fraser and Sané and went up 500 to 2907

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        That's interesting.

        Suggests that those around your OR (8k above me) had lower socres than those around my OR (10k)

      2. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Same, 22 points up a few hundred to 1700 or so...

    4. fusen
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      You and I have almost identical teams (literally only Anderson for you compared to Martial for me) and I dropped with 19 points very slightly around 6K OR.

      The key player seems to be Fabianski, not any of the ones you mentioned. A lot seem to have that trio, few having Sane.

      I'd ignore it till tonight's scores though. Someone who is now 9 points above me is at 4300~ OR so 10 points could basically move me up nearly 3000 places in the top 10k.

  18. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Did anyone watch the West Ham game yesterday? Any info on how Hernández or Anderson played?

    1. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I watched - Anderson looked like he was playing at half-pace almost, but still some moments of real quality/danger whenever he got the ball. Maybe some self-preservation for him last night. So good at beating people / setting up attacks for them. Just felt like there were a few counters where he was nowhere to be seen (and I was looking for him, as an owner!) so hopefully he gets himself more involved vs Palace.

      Hernandez was fairly quiet as the stats suggest. Felt a bit like he was on the periphery - but WHU were reticent to cross from open play given Cardiff's height advantage, and Cardiff sat back so much so there was never the likelihood of similar goals to those he got at the weekend. He was more there to occupy the CBs, which helped Perez big time.

      Arnautovic looks like his head might have gone a bit. Wonder what his agent's been telling him. Tackle for the penalty was ridiculous. One moment of quality when he burst into the box past 2 defenders, but failed with the effort badly. I'll be selling.

      1. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Great info, thanks!

  19. bigdip
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Help pls!

    Fabianski (Patricio)
    Doherty Alonso, ROBERTSON (AWB, Cook)
    Sterling Fraser Richarlison, Hazard (Cairney)
    Auba (C) MURRAY ARNIE

    1FT with 1.0mn ITB

    Got so many players with injury doubts (Robertson, Murray & Arnie)

    Any suggestions?

  20. afsr
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Took a -8 before this gameweek (brought Fabianski, Auba and TAA) and would really like to avoid it this time.

    Fab
    Digne, Doherty, TAA
    Haz, Sane, Sterling, Richa
    Auba, Arnie, Jimenez

    Fos, Alonso, Kayal, 3.9

    1FT, 1.4 ITB, no WC

    What changes would you introduce to this team?

    Option 1 - Replace Arnie with Wilson + possibly any other injuries that arise tonight
    Option 2 - Fos to Steele to get enough money for Kayal to Fraser in GW17

    Any other suggestions?

  21. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Salah & Arnie --> Eriksen & Aubameyang for a hit? Will be first -4 of the season.
    Already have Kane & Sane but no Sterling or Hazard

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Sold moves with fixture swing

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        cheers

    2. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I’m going Alli and Auba. Same transfers. Getting sterling for Haz after next GW

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Good plan. I'll make a decision on Eriksen after watching the Spurs game this evening i think

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Solid

    4. aspilcueta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I would probably stretch to Sterling instead of Eriksen if you can afford it.

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Priced out unfortunately. 9.6m MD max with Aubam, 11.1m MD max with Laca. No way of getting Sterling in at the mo if I want to do Arnie to an Arsenal FW which I do

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      not sure on Eriksen

      played well recently but this Chronic issue worries me

      maybe it's being managed now but who knows

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Ya i'll watch the game later and make a decision. If I want Aubam I can only get a 9.6m MD max. Not really liking any of the options

    6. Jamb0
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Considering the same - but with Alli

    7. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Can you afford Sterling + Laca ?

      1. wasp3000
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Out by 0.4m

  22. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    WC Active. What are your thoughts below? Thank you 🙂

    Fabianski / Button
    Keane / TAA / AWB / Holding / Fernandez
    Schürrle / Sterling / Sané / Siggy / Gunnarsson
    Aubameyang / Kane / Wilson

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Is your team value low?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Look Rubbish?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          No not rubbish, just thought you’d have more in defence. 7/10

      3. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Must be a bit, mine isn't amazing and I'd have 1.2itb

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Yeah. Very poor season, worst since first one. Tried to leave it this season and not get too involved but that’s backfired

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      looks good - defence a bit weak?

      Newcastle fixtures good now but turn over Xmas

      Arsenal don't keep CS's

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Perhaps, any suggested changes?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Huddlesfield fixtures are pretty good running into mid Jan

          Value there

          Not too much room to move unless you drop auba to laca to boost the defence

    3. kime67
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      mahrez instead of sane and rich instead of siggy and anderson insted of shurrle

    4. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm not sure on Holding really - no discernible goal threat and surely a rotation risk with Kos on the horizon?

      So I'd look elsewhere for him + Fernandez spots. Could you stretch to Zanka/Schindler + Doherty?

    5. kime67
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      diop insted of holding

    6. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      With your low TV I think you're better off with Laca and using the money spread acorss the defence, or improving Schurrle (not that he's a BAD pick, but ......)

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks all. Back to drawing board. Good advice

  23. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Would you prefer Aubameyang over Lacazette if it means playing two out of AWB, Doherty, Diop and J. Murphy every week

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Not really tempting me.

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Laca, but pay attention tonight

    3. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      No

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Bring in Schindler for Diop to help with rotation between Murphy and Doherty.

      1. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        And bring in Auba.

    5. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      no

    6. Up Your Gills
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Not for me.

  24. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    So Arnie out then I guess?

    Currently looking at Mitro (already own Wilson).

    Thoughts?

    1. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      He's been in my plans for a while, but the 4 yellows put me off a wee bit

      1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Ah yes good point. I might just bench Arnie this week and reassess

    2. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I'm still waiting for Mitrovic to pick up the 5th yellow card.

    3. Jealous Viper
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Walking that yellow card tightrope. Will observe for the United game and if still available, bring him in 2 weeks. Will play laporte over Arnie next week.

  25. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    To make you feel better about your GWs:
    I brought in Felipe + Arnie for a hit rather than doing Kun to Auba 🙁

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Sad 🙁
      I still hate my decision to get Arnie instead of wilson 5-6 gws ago

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        🙁

  26. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Christmas is the time to take hits, right?

    Salah + Arnie -> Eriksen + Auba (-4)

    Ryan, Button
    Alonso, Robbo, Laporte, Doherty, Balbuena
    Sané, Eriksen, Rich, Fraser, Paterson
    Kun, Auba, Jimenez

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Every game week is good time to take hits. I have a -12 minimum per game week.

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Christmas is the time your sock drawer gets replenished

  27. jblakes
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    how long is arnie out for? is it a silly move to get laca in for him?

    Already have Anderson.

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Probably 2-3 weeks. It's a reoccurring injury which is the issue. Great move.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      How could that possibly be silly?

      1. jblakes
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        not sure laca is a def starter. Was on bench last week against spurs

  28. Sedemuda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Best combo with funds?
    1) Sane & Laca
    2) Son & Auba

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      1

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Went for 2. But 1 is great.

  29. Amey
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Midfielder under 7M for next few gws ??
    Thank you !!

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Once you tip below 7.0 there is only Fraser left as a really sound option imo (Madisson perhaps but not fully sold). Best to invest a little bit more 7-7.5m and you have plenty of options!

  30. Pontus Jansson's Magic…
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Had to sacrifice Alonso to get my desired attack. Thoughts?

    Fabianski
    Robbo - Kola - Doherty
    Sterling - Sane - Anderson - Rich
    Kane - Auba - Jimenez

    Hamer - Kenedy - Bennett - AWB

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Good team.
      Take care of Bennett if he is still benched tonight

      1. Pontus Jansson's Magic…
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers mate, I’ve got 0.4 ITB so might look at shipping soon.

    2. maratus
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Triple Wolves is madness.

      1. Pontus Jansson's Magic…
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        It’s not a wildcard, otherwise I wouldn’t have them lol. Bennett looks like going soon.