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. falafel
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Due to Arnies injurie I’m forced to make some moves. Can Arnie and Kenedy to Bilva and Succes work? Would play with 5 midfielders if!

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

      Do you have any other Man City midfielders? Not sold on Bilva, how about F.Anderson instead?

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

      Think again IMO

    3. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      It'll take time. As bilva not explosive as other city assets but csn definitely recover.
      Pep seems to like bilva too.

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

      Get Anderson instead of Silva

      1. falafel
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeah he is my other option but just thinking about a midfielder pretty nailed on in the best team in the league sounds sooooo great haha

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I've owned Bernardo earlier this season and I like him, just be wary that he may have his minutes reduced when KDB returns.

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

    hows diop looking? any goal threat?

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

      He scored plenty in France and is a beast. Clean sheets are the issue. He's a good player that's for sure.

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

    Any ideas on this team?

    Ryan Button
    Alonso Robertson Doherty Fernandez Bennett
    Hazard Sterling Sane Richarlison Anderson
    Arnie Wilson Kamara

    1 Ft 3.2 itb

    A. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Dilva
    B. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Son
    C. Arnie + Hazard > Auba + Eriksen
    D. Arnie + Hazard > Kane + Dilva
    E. Arnie + Hazard > Kane + Son

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      B
      😮

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

        Thanks.

        Why so surprised?

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

      I'm in a similar position, as in thinking about getting rid of those two! I'm thinking Siggy but then again I don't have Rich.
      In your shoes, C. looks decent as I think Sterling + Sane is enough City and I'd worry about Son's game time going forward.
      D. if you really want Kane and trust him with the armband!

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

        Looking at B or C myself as will be captaining Sterling most of the time as I don't yet trust Kane this season.

        In your case Siggy is a good option but Everto have mixed fixtures.

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

      C or D for me

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

        Thanks

  4. jon.terry.tfh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Just wondering is Stuart Armstrong worth a shout? Cheap and quite on form with 3 goals in the last 2 games. Not much better option below 5.5 other than Brooks and Paterson.

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

      No Armstrong is not a good pick

    2. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Wait to see how Hasenhüttl sets them up before committing. I have Brooks and am happy with him.

  5. Amey
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Sorry for repost guys.
    Please suggest me midfielder under 7M for next few gws.
    (If hazard fails tonight and kane goes mad thinking about getting kane)
    Thank you !

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

      If you can stretch another 0.1 the F.Anderson.

      1. Amey
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Yes i can.
        Cheer's mate.
        He has great fixtures too. You think Arnie injury can affect his game ??

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

          Hard to say, they still scored when he went off last night. They've scored 3 in there last 2 and he's West Hams top scorer. With there upcoming run no brainer for me.

          1. Amey
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            Thank you mate !

      2. Totally !rre!evant
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        This. Otherwise Rich if you don't already own.

        1. Amey
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Thank you mate. Have siggy.
          Nice username 😀

    2. Demel
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Anderson is the one.

      1. Amey
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheer's demel !

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

    WC options:

    Fabianski 4.0

    Doherty AWB XX XX XX

    Sterling Sane Fraser Camarasa XX

    Auba Mitrovic XX

    A) Alonso, Trippier, TAA, Eriksen, Wilson

    B) Alonso, Schindler, Zanka, F.Anderson, Kane

    C) Tripper, TAA, Schindler, F.Anderson, Kane

    D) Alonso, Trippier, Schindler, Snoddgrass, Kane

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. Red.Devil
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A

    3. kuzser
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I wc'd last week and went for C. Eriksen will be rotated

  7. Guy Demel
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    I know people don't like bragging posts, but how does -1 from 5 stack up around here?

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

      Nice. Solid green arrow. Well done mate 🙂

    2. J T
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Pretty well 😀

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

      Wow

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

      Wow. You’re awful.

      1. Guy Demel
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        🙁

    5. chris8910
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      anti-fpl team of the week candidate

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

      that takes skill, kudos 😉

    7. Demel
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      There is only one Demel 🙂

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

      such a show off

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

      Sounds like treading on lego, and whilst you jump about in agony you knock over your tele it smashes, sparks set fire to the Christmas tree and your wife leaves you for ruining Christmas.

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

    Still don’t really need to wild card. Time is running out. When should I WC this?

    Ederson
    Robbo Coleman Dunk WanB Doherty
    Salah Sane Rich Maddison Ward
    Kane Wilson Arnie

    Thoughts on who should go and stay

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Depends on what happens tonight obviously, but I would be WC'd that straight after games and look to get in Arsenal striker, possibly Spurs mid. It's not that the players you've got are not OK but it's a chance to freshen things up.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah I do need to do that as my rank ain’t budging.

    2. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      GW 20 your best bet, unless you need beforehand. It's the next batch of weekend into midweek games and would allow you to load up with hopefully guaranteed starters

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I assume you mean wc gW 19 for gw20

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

      I would be looking at Trippier, Sterling in for Salah, Maddison out, Arnie out, probably time for Dunk to go too.

    4. MaticMVP
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      You could WC your way into next years gameweeks, so you can keep your second WC until double gameweeks and all that comes along. So if you don't feel like needing the WC, hold on until the last gameweek of this calendar year.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Sneaky

    5. nevins84
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Might be a case of only doing 3-4 changes, i left my WC late last year as I didnt see the need for it through Nov/Dec and when I did play it I ruined my team...

  9. Totally !rre!evant
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Auba can still rise another 0.2 correct? Damn he's going to be expensive

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

      He can.

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

      Yeah, actually might get Laca instead as I can use those extra funds! 50/50 atm!

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

      unlikely but I see one more rise before next GW if he scores tonight

  10. barcaa7
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Hazard and King to Fraser and Laca for -4?

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

      That does t feel right.

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

        fact, said through a mouthful of hay or not!

    2. Plymouth
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Feel sorry for you, King dominating every game, and Wilson/Fraser ending up with all the points.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        So annoying yesterday.Dumped king on wc

  11. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Planning a -4 after tonight's games:

    Arnie&Haz out for Auba&FAnderson

    Would give me:

    Ryan
    Alonso Laporte Balbuana VVD Bennett
    Fanderson Sterling Richarlison Maddison Diangana
    Kane Auba Wilson

    Seem sensible?

    1. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yup G2G

  12. hjalmarekdal
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on:
    Arnie Salah —> Auba Sane (-4)

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Without doubt. Nice.

    2. Ode
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yep

  13. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    What if Laca scores more than Auba tonight?

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I'd love that scenario being Laca owner 😮

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      noo, he should outscore him against Aubameyang

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

      Like, 2 points vs 1 you mean? In a 3-0 Man United victory?

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

      Doesn't change much

    5. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Wouldn't actually mind this if it's no more than 5 or so points. Would mean people have a choice to make rather than all flocking to Auba

    6. Indpush
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Beautiful. Preferred. I have had both for a while.

  14. Bavarian
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Need to replace Duffy, Budget up to 5.4

    1. Bavarian
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      my actual defense is: Alonso-Robertson-Laporte-Duffy & AWB

    2. Ode
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Kolasinac

    3. Gringo Kid
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Bellerin

    4. Gooner97
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Yedlin

  15. CABAYE4
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Is Auba worth a minus 4 and losing Hazard over Laca?

    A. Arnie to Laca
    B. Arnie and Hazard to Auba and Alli/Eriksen (-4)

    1. Indpush
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Tough one. I've had Laca and Auba for some time now. On the other hand Hazard could go nuts in the upcoming fixtures. Great stretch after City

      1. Indpush
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Add in Tottenham fixtures are gold. Could work out great this move. I have Son. My team is considerably different from most and I like it that way.Your's would be too no doubt.

        Ryan/Buttons
        TAA, Lovren, Doherty, Zaba, Bennett
        Silva, Son, Salah, Anderson, Hoj
        Laca, Auba, Arnie

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

    Pretty non important but whats your TV

    CP & SP

    Mines 104.5 CP and 102.7 SP

    So much CP value is tied up in Wilson .4, Fraser .3, season keepers & Hazard/Auba .2 each (quickest .2 ever)

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

      around the same as that

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

      104.1 CP 102.7 SP

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

        Oops 104.2 actually 0.1 itb

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      102.1 / 101.1

      It's low and I know why - haven't owned Fraser, Wilson, Hazard etc - all season, and removed Alonso and Robertson on my WC last week.

      It doesn't concern me though, it's the way I play every year, points over pounds!

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

        damn that's some history you have there - I've always tried to get up my TV first half of the season in order to help the second half - maybe I think about it too much

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I can see the logic in that, but I don't like making early transfers, generally wait for press conferences before committing, so that means missing out on a lot of .1's.

          I also find when you have so much value tied up in players they are harder to remove, moving Alonso on last week was a really, really tough decision.

          1. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            yep same - needed to fund Sterling this GW though so seemed like the plan

            Had in the back of my mind if Haz continues to disappoint then he becomes Sane

            and robbo can be alonso when the fixtures turn for the better

    4. Spacemonkey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      104.6 and 102.0

    5. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      just 101.9

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        SP is 100.6

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      104.7 & 102.3

    7. aspilcueta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      103.8

  17. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Bit early, but any thoughts on this? Have Anderson to take advantage of West Ham fixtures

    A) Arnie, Alonso -> Laca, Bellerin (-4)
    OR
    B) Arnie, Alonso -> Laca, Trent (-4) AND Robbo -> Tripps the following week

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

      DON'T do it! (sell Alonso that is)

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Hahahah I saw your comment RE Alonso earlier. I think he's going soon anyway tbh, he's good but not that good.

        Seems now that the pre-season predictions about Sarri's shape diminishing his output were fairly accurate, and there are lots of clean sheets elsewhere. Lot of cash tied up in him (and my defense generally) that I need to unlock to bring in some Arsenal

        1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          Honestly fairly tempted to drop him all the way to Peltier and get Auba in

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

          Hehe, fair enough mate, GL!

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          You’re selling someone who has 14 goals, 14 assists, 35 clean sheets and 40 baps in their last 78 games... who only costs 7.1. Madness!

          1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            Trying to predict what will happen in the next say 10 games based on data from the last 78 seems mad to me

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              Why? It’s a massive sample size that shows he consistently does it

          2. Eat my goal!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            I did, but when you put it like that - arghh!

          3. Holmes
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            last 78 😮

            just last 10 will do the job

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              He has 49 points last 10 which is 5 PPG - or a 190 point season if he did that for 38 games, which is off the charts for a 7.0.

              Also, why 10 games? It’s a very arbitrary sample size - If you expand that to season to date, or contract it to 5 games for example his PPG goes up significantly.

              He is well known for boom bust cycles, and he always delivers

              Selling him is MADNESS

              1. Indpush
                10 days, 17 hours ago

                Hazard looks like a great pick to have after City for a good number of weeks. If sold, choose wisely.

  18. Spacemonkey
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    To Salah owners... How many points should he earn today in order to stay in your team?
    Given his fixtures and available alternatives, it's certainly above 8 for me (with 11+ I would starting to have stronger doubts). With his price, showing excellent xG and xA figures isn't enough anymore.

    1. Gringo Kid
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Salah is a season keeper, dont understand why people are selling him desperately

      Its just matter of time when he'll haul

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

        No doubt he will score and score big sometime soon but in terms of value he isn't scoring enough points to justify his price.

        1. avfc82
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Exactly.

          13m for a player who is being outscored by Sterling and Hazard. Fraser is level on points now and Sane is keeping pace despite playing over 400 minutes less.

      2. Bavarian
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        This

      3. Spacemonkey
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        He's (significantly) the most expensive player. Six players have scored the same amount of points or more, additional four have only slightly worse result. He has played all the games in this season, never below 65 minutes. In a total points per price ranking list, not even including goalkeepers, there are 125 players better than him. He's not the same player as year before.

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

      A minimum goal and assist or he immediately becomes sterling!

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

        Even though they have Chelsea this weekend? hmm...

        1. Pogs
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 19 hours ago

          If he plays in a game I am fairly confident of returns no matter the opposition and this is the same chelsea that conceded 3 against spurs last week.

          1. Krionos
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            I feel the same way about Salah, plus his spot is more secure. Each to their own i guess...

            I really don't understand this "if player x scores below so and so he is out"... Such a strange way of making decisions. Transfers should be based on a player's opposition, statistics, form and how long you plan on keeping him etc. Not the result of a single gameweek....

            1. Spacemonkey
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              Of course you take player's opposition, statistics and form into account. But say, you are planning to bring in premium defender and can't decide between Robertson and Laporte. You choose to wait one more game and watch how they look. Both play, Huddersfield scores 0 against Liverpool and Burnley 2 open-play goals against City. Presuming that stats aren't affected much (Liverpool has conceded 2 against weak attack a month ago), this result of a single gameweek doesn't influence your transfer choice?

            2. Indpush
              10 days, 17 hours ago

              Agreed. The poster may have had him all season or many weeks but is at the end of his tether and will simply give up on him this week if he doesn't hit it big. I get it. I'm just not there yet.

              I've had him from the start. I hadn't considered transferring him out, but recently I've contemplating it. If he maintains his average or dips over the games in December. I may move him on.

            3. Spacemonkey
              10 days, 16 hours ago

              If you think that someone is overpriced or underperforming, it makes sense to sell him (and use the money elsewhere) before season ends. And you have to sell overpriced player, if you choose so, in some particular week. Even statistically it makes more sense to sell him after he has underperformed against a very weak team than after he has scored more-or-less acceptably against a strong.

              Potential is relevant, but it doesn't mean that actual results are irrelevant. (Maybe we are misestimating his current potential and omitting something important?)

              Even if there will be some mean-reversion of results, the fact is that Fraser has scored the same amount of points as Salah for half the price. Moreover, even with their current prices, add 0.1 to Salah's value and you can buy Fraser AND Wilson - the latter has given nice 92 points "bonus" to Fraser's (and Salah's) 86 points so far.

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

    Just saw Brightons 3rd goal.

    What was that defending? haha

  20. DAVESAVES
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    RMWCT
    Fabianski Steele
    Alonso TAA Digne Doherty AWB
    Sterling Sané Richarlison Fanderson Gunnarson
    Jiménez Kane Lacazette

    3-4-3/4-4-2
    Thanks

  21. Ha.
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    A. VVD, Alonso, Fraser, Siggy
    B. TAA, Holding, Sane, Rich

    1. Gringo Kid
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      A
      All nailed on player's

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Yeh, B is me stretching for Sane... but probably not worth it

  22. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Am I correct in saying there's no FFS cup fixtures this GW?

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

    Is there a Scoutcast this week?

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

      Ah, tonight.

    2. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Tonight. Check HT

  24. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    2 free transfers...

    Hazard & Arnie >>> F. Anderson & Aubameyang (c)

    Thanks guys.

    1. Amey
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Most popular move of this gw if hazard fails

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Not when hazard hauls today

      1. pelle9
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        lol - u do love Hazard!!

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Very difficult to justify him if he fails today ha and if I remove him he will haul every game Want to avoid that scenario so he has to haul today

  25. Pogs
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    What do you reckon:

    A. Hazard, Salah, Sane, Rich, Anderson
    Lacazette, Wilson, Mitro

    B. Fraser, Anderson, Sane, Sterling, Rich
    Kane, Auba, Mitro

    Worried about £20m on Man City assets with potential rotation.

    1. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      B all day

  26. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Warnock confirmed in his post match interview that Camarasa will take the next penalty. Not a bad bench option at his price.

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I like him, best sub 5m option in midfield in my opinion.

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

    My current midfield guys: Hazard* / Sterling / Felipe / Fraser / Camarasa
    Will likely downgrade Haz to upgrade Arnie to an ARS forward. So who would you go for (currently favouring Siggy):
    A. Siggy
    B. Richarlison
    C. Sane
    D. Dilva
    E. Other

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      sane looks like obvious pick 😮

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Could get Laca + Sane but I could also get Laca + Siggy which would allow me to upgrade Jonny to Trippier the following week. This is my dilemma 🙂

    2. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Sane if you have enough ITB to do Arnie > Auba. If not I prefer Rich over Siggy but that's just preference.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        No can only get Auba + 8.2

  28. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    thoughts on this move

    arnie, alonso, pereira > auba, kiko, kola (-8)

    1. Totally !rre!evant
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Not for me.

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

      God no, please dont do that...

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I assume Pereira to Kola is required to afford Auba? Not a bad move in itself just not worth -4

      I'm thinking Lacazette instead of Auba (see above) but this could definitely pay off

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        yeah, it's more to do with not wanting to bin salah

        these moves would give me a half decent midfield and auba

        salah - sterling - sane - son - fraser
        jiminez - auba - success

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

      Definitely not. Janmaat back soon and I don't think Kola is nailed

    5. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      do you consider -8pts every week? 😮

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        This lolll

      2. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        near enough 😉

    6. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      When will nacho be back ? Kola spot at risk when nacho is fit

      1. farmerfat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Assumed Kola = Kolasinac

  29. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    So this week I did away with the 8th attacker fodder (Kamara) and went for a more rounded squad in anticipation of the rotation imminent in December and now I am getting Fraser's 12 points coming in for the Sterling no show. Does this make me:

    A) Shrewd
    B) Jammy

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

      C) All of the above.

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

    Might consider Mitrovic in for Arnautovic...

    Man United can't keep clean sheets and with their defensive issues Mitro might bully them this weekend. And after that Fulham has WHU(H), NEW(A), WOL(H), HUD(H). Tasty!

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

      Am thinking of this too - 4 YCs is a bit annoying but I remember Diego Costa managing to ride it out until the cutoff (or very close) to a couple of years ago

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      yep not too shabby

    3. Amey
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Absolutely

    4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Definitely in my wc.He is the new Costa haha.Tasty fixtures . Originally planned schrulle Arnie now gone to mitro fanderson

    5. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Good shout.