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

    if no big surprises tonight, is alonso and arnie to bellerin and auba worth -4?

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

      Yay

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

      Why get rid of Alonso?

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        To afford an Arsenal striker while keeping Kane, Sterling, Sané, Siggy and Fanderson, in my case.

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

          this

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 19 hours ago

            This being said, going for Auba instead of Laca is REALLY killing my defensive line.

            Not you?
            Or you dont care?
            Or have cheaper mids than me?

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

          Fair enough, I'd rather keep Alonso over Felipe but I get the rush for ARS striker

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            Just brought the guy in, before he blanked yesterday...

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              Doubling up WHM attack sounded like a good idea and it has already backfired... dont have WC

            2. MASTER ROSHI
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              10 days, 18 hours ago

              Hmm if you're taking the hit anyway then it doesn't really matter, saying that if you only got him in recently you should probably remind yourself of the reasons you did so

    3. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      You mist have a lot itb.

      I envy you

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

        3.8 🙂

    4. Totally Hammered
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      In the same boat with Arnie, upgrade to Laca or Auba but have to lose either Alonso, Robbo or Laporte... with each one the Def I replace gets slightly worse. That awkward .1 off Robbo to TAA... why is it always .1?

  2. b91jh
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Even though auba is on fire... I am still obessed with a 3-5-2 with two budget striker
    Anyone are with me..

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

      Kane. Auba. Wilson.
      3-4-3.

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

      I au but this does not mean no Aubam. After all ins’nt the only on fire FW atm ?

    3. GaabRop
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Yes me too...plan was using Arnie and Wilson, with Success on bench.
      With not a really good alternative to Arnie, I might go with 1 premium striker

      1. b91jh
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Im on the same situation. Chicharito doesnt seems to be a good replacement for Arnie and others are not convincing at all, but i have to take a hit if i want to get a premium striker on this week

        1. GaabRop
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          think a hit in this case isn't such a bad thing: Arnie out for a few weeks in a period you want all your players getting minutes ideally

    4. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      3-5-2 makes sense, but not sure you need two budgets up front unless you are intent on keeping Salah.

  3. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    What to do?

    A) Salah & Arnie to Auba & Eriksen -4

    B) Arnie to Mitrovic (then Salah to Sterling the following week)

    c) Arnie & Salah to Lacazette & Sterling -4

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

      A or C is what I am thinking. We will just have to wait and see after tonights games.

  4. VinMar
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Does this WC need changing?

    Fab (Steele)

    Alonso | TAA | Doherty | Digne | Wan-B

    Sterling | Sane | F.Anderson | Richarlison | H.Odoi

    Kane | Lacazette | Wilson

    1. Mozart_s Balls
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      I guess it's allright 😉

      Very similar to mine - look down a few posts

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

      Nothing left to do something about H-O?

      1. VinMar
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        0.1, anyone at 4.3 ?

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

    Got bottomed, on wc, any thoughts? 0 ITB.

    Fabianski / Hamer
    Alonso / TAA / Bellerin / Schindler / Wanbis
    Anderson / Sterling / Sané / Richarlison / Gunnarsson
    Aubameyang / Kane / Kamara

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

      Nice. Maybe Hamer to Steele who likes like he might actually play in January.

  6. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    When David Silva was subbed Citeh played like strangers and Pep was forced to bring on Laporte to protect the lead.

    Very close to a banana skin there but makes me happy to own both these players for the foreseeable.

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Dilva a great option (at least until KDB back).

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        It's great owning the best player in the league.

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Sun Dream Team gave him 0 points!

          They are permanent mushroom smokers.

  7. fylde2022
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Alonso or Trippier... who would you pick to deliver?

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

      Both plus Robbo & TAA looks too good to be true

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

    last season I did not own kane for his game against southampton

    this season I do not own kane for his game against southampton

    congrats captainers

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Thanks! It's gonna be huge.

      I learned my lesson last season.

  9. Mozart_s Balls
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Like to help out a fellow with his WC set-up?

    Fabianski - Boruc
    Alonso - TAA - Digne - Femenia - AWB
    Sterling - Sane - Siggy - F. Anderson - X
    Wilson - X - X

    A) 3-5-2: Eriksen / Abumeyang / Jimenez
    B) 3-4-3: Gunnarsson / Kane / Lacazette

    Appreciate it!

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

      a

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A

  10. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Got 3.1 in the bank
    A) Arni and Fraser to Wilson and D Silva (Will play with 4 mids)
    Or
    B) Arni and Gunnarson to Succes and Sane (Will keep Fraser and play with 5 ind the mid)

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

      B from those, but dont like success as an FPL asset

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A. Success not bad fodder in that he seems to be ahead of Gray at the moment.

  11. HAMMERTIME107
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    How's this please ???

    Fabianski
    Alexander-Arnold | Dunk | Laporte | Bennett
    Mane | Richarlison | Sterling
    Kane | Chicharito | Auba

    Subs - Speroni | Wan-Bissaka | Diangana | Schurlle

    1. After Supper Ghost Stories
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Can you afford Wilson over Chicarito? May be rotated with Perez.

  12. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Is anyone who took an early wildcard actually struggling after this template change ? I don’t think I am, I still maintain GW3/4 was the best wildcard time so far and i’m still managing the key players to have over the Christmas period with no hits

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

      That’s good it was the best time for you, but that’s your have my own team and gw 4 wild card would have been pointless.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Fair, I only WC bc not having Alonso was annoying me tbh I just got lucky from there for the timing of it

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

          I must add, this is the latest I’ve ever wild carded.
          I almost always do it gw4. 😉

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

    Best midfielder up to 5.8?

    1. Gringo Kid
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Probably Townsend

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

        Thanks

    2. Reckoner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      With West Hams run, Snodgrass maybe worth considering

  14. maratus
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    My wc comes down to:

    Sane + Lacazette + Wilson
    or
    Son + Auba + Kamara

    Have Sterling also, can play 442 or with Wilson 343

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

      First

      1. maratus
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I cant write.
        but obv its
        Son + Laca + Wilson
        or
        Sane + auba + kamara

        1. ILOVEBAPS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Top one

  15. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC team? Would like Auba instead of Laca, but funds are an issue....

    Fabianski, Button
    Trippier, Bellerin, Trent, Doherty, Balbuena
    Sterling, Sane, Son, Richarlison, Billing
    Kane, Lacazette, Success

    Bank 0.0m

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba instead of Kane?

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

        Hmmm, could work and the cash comes in handy. Feels safer to spread the risk a bit though

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Id go for Mitro instead of Success, downgrading maybe Son to Siggy or Fanderson, and Trippier to someone else.

      But I guess Trippier was one of the first names you picked in that WC team?

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

        Cheers. I think I want at least 2 Spurs for their kind run, but do agree that Mitro is a good option. Success would likely rotate with the 4th defender based on fixtures in a 343 & 4-4-2

  16. Benditlike
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Considering activating my WC today. How does this look?

    Hamer / Fabianski
    Alonso, TAA, Doherty, Digne, AWB
    Sterling, Richarlison, Felipe A., Fraser, Camarasa
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    Will leave me 0.7 ITB

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

      I'm about to take a 4 point hit and basically have the same team, except I've gone for Roberson instead of Fraser

      1. Benditlike
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I have Robertson now, but actually dont think he is worth it compared to TAA. So you are hitting out some of the players i have in this wc-draft?

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Fraser and Wilson both great, but both is maybe a bit Bournemouth heavy looking at their fixtures till spring.

      1. Benditlike
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I kinda agree. Have them both now, and feel they both offer such great value. And after yesterday i cant get rid of either.

  17. BeDreamin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    I have the funds to do Hazard + Wilson > Anderson + Auba

    However I'm thinking it might be better to do Arnie + Hazard > Anderson + Auba

    1. After Supper Ghost Stories
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd keep Wilson.

      Arnie the one injured. Good replacement for him is Anderson.

    2. Stars
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Hold off till Friday unless any price drops are imminent before deciding

  18. teneighty
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Crazy to take a hit with WC still left?

    Arnie + Salah -> Auba + Eriksen (or Fanderson or Shaq) (-4)

    1. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Hmm.. Nothing else in team you might want changed for Christmas period? If look into that and consider using WC.

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

        Probably makes more sense to activate the WC but would feel nice to keep a little while longer.

    2. Stars
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Just sort team out for this weekend then wildcard on Saturday night

  19. After Supper Ghost Stories
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi,

    Could I have some advice please.

    Would you do:

    Arnie + Martial + Robertson for

    Lacazette + Snodgrass + Trippier (-8)?

    Got exact money.

    Thanks 🙂

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

      Depends how long Arnie is out for, but if only for 1 game I'd say not worth it.

      1. After Supper Ghost Stories
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Ok thanks 🙂

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

      I'd prob just do Martial to Anderson

    3. Stars
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Prob not. Hold until last poss moment and await exact news on arnie

      1. After Supper Ghost Stories
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Thank you 🙂

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

    Guys,

    Who would sell to fund the Aubameyang transfer:

    Salah or Hazard ?

    Thanks.

    1. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Depends on rest of the team. Changed both myself.

    2. Stars
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Salah

    3. GaabRop
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      maybe depending on who performs/looks better tonight

      for next GW: Hazard plays City and slight chance Salah will be rested, also something to keep in mind

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Both gone for me. Out of the two I would rather have kept Haz though fwiw

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      depends how much you need also, if Hazard you must go below 6 and Salah over 7m for a midfielder i guess maybe salah, but easier to answer this if you give some suggestions to what you have in mind? I have Mané, and to me Liverpools fixtures are not that bad, home games vs Arsenal and United makes it better than if they were away. Bournemouth, Wolves away and Newcastle at home. Not ideal but the latter teams lacks depth in their squads and in this period it could be to Liverpools benefit. i would consider Liverpool favorites vs the top 6 teams, and both opponents look vulnerable at the back.

  21. SirT83
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Fabs (Hamer)
    Alonso--Doherty-Robbo-Duffy-WB
    Salah-Sane-Siggy-Felipe-Billing
    Kane-Zaha-Arnie

    Got several potential injuries for GW16 (Robbo, Arnie, Duffy, Billing)

    A- Salah/Arnie to Auba/Son, - 4
    B- Salah/Zaha to Auba/Son - 4
    C- Keep Salah. Zaha- Mitro/Wilson/Jimenez

    Next few GW looks great for Arnie, Auba, Kane. However injury prone Arnie might not play. If I keep Zaha for 2 GW, I can swap for Mitrovic which then has better fixtures. Zaha was a punt that didn't work out. Really concerned about Arnie, and I allready have Felipe.
    Thoughts?

  22. KneejerkJoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    A) Arnie -> Wilson (got Fraser)
    B) Arnie + Alonso -> Schindler + Laca (-4)

    1. Stars
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A

    2. Totti
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A

  23. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Tempted by my first hit of the year.. Arnie and Salah to Auba and someone..

    Or could just play it safe with Arnie to Wilson

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      If salah’s minutes are managed i’m Not getting rid for a hit. If he’s looking set to be rested for Bournemouth he’s gone

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

      hits 😉

    3. Ghost86
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Take the hit and captain Auba

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Obviously you need the two moves to get Auba. How would you feel not owning him when he's home to HUD at the weekend and the top of the captain poll?

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Depends on if I can get Lacazette and keep Salah

  24. Ghost86
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    I think it might be better to WC in 17

    More info on Arsenal and Spurs and City have two home games could potentially even bring Aguero in.

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Too late for me, but I like the idea of bringing Aguero back in for those home games too

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      If Kane comes good then you will have missed points and he will cost more, if he remains flat then, yes, it is the right move.

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

      too late imo

      1. Ghost86
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Too late why?

        Only one more game week

        City play Chelsea

        Only Arsenal have a really good fixture just need Auba/Laca

    4. Ghost86
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Depends on your team of course.

      I already have Kane and have 2 ft and WC

  25. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Morning, Afternoon, Evening ladies and gents

    Comments on this WC team appreciated:

    Fab Hamer
    Robbo TAA Kola AWB Chambers
    Sterling Sane Richarlison Fraser Cairney
    Kane Auba Jiminez

    Realistically if I want to upgrade somewhere I have to do something like Sane > Son or Auba > Laca. Would really like Wilson or even King instead of Jiminez

    1. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A little unbalanced for me. Don't like the big value gap in midfield. Missing likes of players around 7 mill. Only 2 midfielders you can rely on.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Well Richarlison is the 3rd mid valued at 6.9m? And Fraser 4th mid @ 6.

        1. Becks
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          This, Siggy only option in that bracket anyway, and you have Richo.

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd get Hennessey over Fabianski, West Ham don't keep clean sheets. Not sure on double Arsenal defence, i prefer Doherty over Kola. Mid and attack very good.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        IF you are referring to Chambers as double Ars defence...he's Fulham now! And playing OOP in midfield, 4.2

        1. Becks
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          My bad, was thinking of Holding.

      2. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        They dont, but Fabianski got me 25 points (or sth) in 4 games, since I brought him in.

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

      I would certainly keep Sane. Jimi does a job and if happy to rotate him then worth having. Chambers is an interesting one, OOP, but Fulham clean sheets still look some way off.

      1. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        The price, the OOPness, potential improvement under Ranieri and better fixtures coming up all tempted me into this one. With AWB so cheap and nailed as well...I figure he gets promoted from 5th defender 🙂

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I would drop cairney for snodgrass for west ham cover and drop jiminez to success to afford that

  26. Becks
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Lossl Hamer
    Alonso TAA Doherty Digne Lovren
    Salah Hazard Siggy Hojbjerg Gunnarson
    Kane Arnie* Jimenez

    2ft 1.1itb

    Plan is Arnie to Wilson with 1ft, best use of other transfer? Thinking either Salah or Haz to Sterling next week, as ManC play Chelsea.

    A)Hamer/Lossl to Hennessey
    B)Lovren to WB/PVA
    C) Hazard or Salah to Sterling

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Wilson is becoming, dare I say it, fixture-proof! I have yet to own the guy because i told myself BOU had tough fixtures over xmas and he is still racking up them points.

      I'd also go C... Haz > Sterling

      All the best

      1. Becks
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Yeah, cant believe i still don't own him.

  27. Totti
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    who to stick till the new year ?

    choose 2

    A) Aubameyang
    B) Hazard
    C) Kane

    can't afford them all

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Ditch Haz bro.

      1. Totti
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        why?
        all people are ditching hazard

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      You'll know better after tonights games, i'd say Haz and one of the strikers.

      1. Totti
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        yes 🙂
        you're right
        so let's wait and see and then take the decision

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Better options than hazard

  28. Jay Jay Okocha
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Assuming no new injuries today:

    Arnautovic and Billing to Success and Fanderson for 2FT look good?

    1. Four Season Wonder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Yep. Like for like I guess, and retaining WHU coverage, just a change of formation is all.

      I like it

    2. GaabRop
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Yes would do that as well...good to see Success keeps on getting starts

  29. Four Season Wonder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone looking at Kolasinac again?

    If he keeps the LB / LWB position he could be gold over xmas period with kind fixtures and a lovely price @ £4.9m

    1. Totti
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Monreal will come back and will regain his place

  30. FlockofSeagulls
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    If Kane scores 7 goals and chips in with 4 assists, I should be ok for this gw. 😐

    1. SirT83
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Lol, you and me both mate!

    2. RedArrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      That would indeed be adequate.

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      😆