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. ddfc
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Best Option:

    1 Trippier, Sane (have Sterling), Hudson-Odoi (fodder),
    2. Laporte, Son, Torreira

    Thanks

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

      2

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

      Tough one... If Torreira is going to be 5th mid, then he will barely play. He scored in the NLD, but i wouldn't be shocked if that was his only goal this season.

      Edging towards A.

    3. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      1 with Laporte

    4. Bragazeti - Finding Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd go 1

    5. Becks
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      1

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

    A) FAnderson & Auba
    B) Son & Laca

    1. WALOR
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A

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

      A

    3. HIT ME!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      B

    4. Bragazeti - Finding Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      A

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

      Disappointed Anderson didn't get in the points but haven't watched that game yet. Will be interesting how they perform if Arnie misses a few but I like Felipe.

      I'm waiting till after the Barca game to invest in Spurs.

      A for me as I feel Auba is the man to get from the Arse.

  3. Sultan-Gemy2121
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Is it wrong to have double arsenal attack??

    Patricio
    Doherty-Digne-TAA
    Son-Sane-Sterling-Martial(C)
    Auba-Wilson-Lacazette

    Hamer-Alonso-WB-Ward

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

      I don't prefer doubling arsenal strikers

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

      If it is wrong I don't want to be right.

    3. Benteke Fried Chicken
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Not wrong but even as a united fan, your captain is wrong lol. Arsenal play 4 teams bottom half in a row, so I can imagine both strikers scoring a couple each!

      1. Sultan-Gemy2121
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        even when Martial playing fulham?!

        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I own Martial as well so not being bias. United haven’t shown they can demolish teams at home and could easily be 1-0 0-0 1-1 especially with Fulham new manager. Martial isn’t owned by many so is already a diffential. Aubameyang could destroy Fulham, is on penalties and arsenal have shown they can score many.

    4. Flowsick
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Considering doubling up myself for the sea of green after United.

    5. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      See em tonyt

    6. Indpush
      10 days, 17 hours ago

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

      Had the two of them for a long while now. Laca may match or out score Auba. Dare to be different.

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

    I need a Kane and Hazard haul so naturally they will both blank and Auba and Salah will explode. I can feel it in my bones.

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

      so start preparing for next GW?

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

        I have to wait for my suspicions to be realised first 😉

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

      if this happened then won't continue this season in FPL 🙂

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

      thisssssss

    4. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba most transferred in, so he won't explode. I won't mind Captain Mo though

  5. Holteenderinthesky
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Hazard&Arnie>Anderson&Kane -4 after tonight's games?

    Would leave me with.
    Alisson, Bettinelli
    Alonso, Mina, Doherty, Duffy, WB.
    Salah, Anderson, Richarlson, Fraser, Ward
    Auba, Kane, Jimenez.

    The following week would be, Salah& Richarlson>Sane&Mane for a -4

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

      wait till tonight and then take your decision

      hazard might explode and kane blanks 🙂
      who knows 🙂

      1. Holteenderinthesky
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I won't be making any transfers till after tonight, but have just the right money to do that swap before both Kane and Anderson go up. The Arnie injury stuffed all my original plans.

  6. 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

    Thoughts?

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

      A

  7. semiconductor
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    1st time to ask how would you rate my team this season. WC 1st potential

    Fabianski-4.0
    Alonso-TAA-Holding-WB-Doherty/PELTIER
    Sterling-D.Silva-Son/B.SILVA-Fraser-4.3m
    Auba-Kane-Wilson

    1. Amey
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Poor bench.
      Downgrade one of Silva's to richa and upgrade bench imo

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

        Good call. Holding and WB are the bench you mean?

        1. Amey
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          4.3 midfield shift to gunnarson/camarasa/cairney

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Fabianski - Steele
      Alonso - TAA - Digne - Doherty - AWB
      Sterling - Son - Anderson - Richarlison - Camarasa
      Wilson - Kane - Auba

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

        Sounds good and close enough

        Holding to Digne
        D.Silva+Fraser to Anderson+Rich

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

      doherty -> digne

      son over bernardo silva

      holding -> laporte

      may be D.Silva -> richarlison

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

        Might be good. I'll try it. Thanks

    4. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Not sure what is wrong but it somehow doesn't sound good. But in general it seems good. Maybe it is that Silva's and Son are not totally nailed. D Silva wil play a lot but will be benched ocassionally. Then you also have Peltier who wont play.

      1. Win'dian
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Too top heavy when there're excellent options in midfield imo. Also I'd prefer Sane in midfield.

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

          That's my point. Only good options in strikers are these where we can play around with mids. Not many options in attack

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

        I see your points. I agree too

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

    Tempted to Perma-Captain Kane for the next 3/4 games

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

      RIP

  9. Irbox ⚽
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Is it wrong to filter the advice on here based on OR and season history? Might feel dirty but a good record speaks for itself.

    Disclaimer: everybody should link their teams

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      no idea how to link my team 🙂

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

      Generally, yes

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

        it's an indicator of how much knowledge they have

    3. Amey
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Nothing wrong about filtering.
      TBH we don't advice we suggest !!

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

      Not wrong at all. However some of the historically good fpl manager are low on rank, and do have good tips.
      I'm the other way around, usually suck, top 1k now and give real bad tips. 😉

    5. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Following Triggerlips, FPL General, James Egersdorff, Ruth_NZ, Lester Cheng and others would not have served you that well this season.....

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        FPL virgin?

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Sometimes elite managers have bad luck

        2. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          LOL. I do see what those guys and others are up to, but I would never follow them. I am more interested in players like the General and Egersdorff now because they are chasing. In FPL, chasing is difficult. If they can pull it off then that will show skill, but also provide some ideas in how it may be possible rise in OR rapidly.

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

        If you follow their transfers and exact strategies maybe, but the general advice some of those guys have been offering is first class.

    6. Irbox ⚽
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Still don’t know how Mark has been so jammy

    7. Lazaretti
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Nothing wrong with filtering. Personally I would look more what are the arguments behind comments.

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

      I check occasionally if someone is suggesting something totally different to the crowd or I can't decide on a couple of options.

      1. Kanchelskis
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        We diminish ourselves when we give to others?

    9. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Meh - everyone gives good and bad advice. I only worry about a move if everyone apart from me seems to be against it. I also always suggest moves rather than just numpty "A or B" questions.

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

    Is Laporte, Robertson and Arnatovic to Aubameyang, Holebas and Wan-Bissaka a knee jerk?

    Worth a -8 or a wildcard?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Don't like the moves at all

    2. GaabRop
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      pretty big concession to get Aubameyang I think...losing 2 good defenders and taking a -8

  11. Amey
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Just saw a post regarding Snodgrass.
    Does he play on the wings or CM ??
    5.3 looks good price for 5th midfielder 😮
    Cheer's guys

    1. GaabRop
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      If you can spend that kind of money on a 5th mid, then why not...looks decent.
      I'm not going above 5.0 for my 5th mid, so I'm sticking with Camarasa

      1. Amey
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers

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

      He played central when Noble suspended and also with a back 3/5. Plays on the wing in other formations (and on corners I think).

      1. Amey
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheer's mate

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

      I've been wondering about him as my 4th mid in a swap with Hazard & Arnie, this enables me to get Kane up top with Auba. Worried it leaves me a little light in midfield though.

  12. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    If my WC team scores a lot less than my pre-wc team this GW(because of losing Fraser and Wilson on WC) but my WC team looks great long term, would you be disappointed?

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

      It happens a lot be fair.

      But we prepare our teams for longer term than the very next GW in most cases. So I wouldn't look too much into it.

      All the best

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks mate!
        The annoying thing is I got Brooks so will have to waste another transfer sometime just to get Fraser and maybe even Wilson in again soon

    2. Bragazeti - Finding Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      It's human nature to focus on the present, so sit tight and hope it works out in the long run

    3. Amey
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      No.
      You have picked team for long term. And most importantly GW is not finished yet 😉

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Thanks a lot everyone 🙂

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      You're in the same boat as me mate, and it can only be judged after a few weeks, but it's always worrying when you remove good players - for me it was Alonso, Robertson, Salah, Richarlison, Arnautovic and Aguero.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        True that, good luck mate

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

    How does she look?

    Fabianski
    Trippier, Bellerin, Doherty, TAA
    Sterling, Sane, Richarlison, FAnderson
    Kane, Auba

    Button, Balbuena, Success, Hudson
    Bank 0.0m

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

      Wow, decent. But bench is light going into the festive season.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        This, Rich to Fraser maybe and upgrade bench and elsewhere

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

        Yeah, could do with upgrading Hudson to a starting 4.5 but not sure it warrants a downgrade anywhere. I’m on a WC btw.

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

          Meant to add that I think Balbuena and Success are ok given great fixtures and first choice.

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

      Very nice. I hit the WC last week and went with something quite similar...

      Fabianski, Steele
      Digne, Doherty, TAA, Balbuena, AWB
      Sterling, Sane, Dilva, FAnderson, Brooks
      Kane, Auba, Success

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

        Nice. Is Steele 2nd choice?

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

          I asked yesterday and nobody was sure... but he's been on the bench for the last few weeks so I went with him over Button.

        2. Kanchelskis
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Button lost his place on bench due to slight injury. Fit now but not returned to bench. What this means for when Ryan is away on Chris H knows.

          1. avfc82
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Ahh thats good info, cheers!

  14. quirom
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    best replacement for Arnautovic? bought him at 7.1 so I can suffer 1 price drop, he is at 7.2m now. I have 2FT, 0.2 itb

    Fab, Hamer
    Alonso Robertson Lovren* Dunk WBissaka
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Fraser Camasara
    Aubameyang Aunautovic* Wilson

    If Lovren can't fight for a position in starting XI he also needs to be out. Having no City is also a problem (Sterling I'm watching you!), also would like to have F.Anderson for the coming Westham easy fixtures.
    P/S: WC is also available

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Arnie down to Mitro? Lovren to Digne?

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

    Any news about Arnie?

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

      Was literally just gonna post same thing.

    2. Bragazeti - Finding Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Hope he makes it in GW17

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

      unlikely to get any official news till the press conference tomorrow

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

      He is dead.. To me anyway...

  16. Mr. Jenkins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Fab/ Patricio
    Alonso, Robertson, Doherty, Mina, WBA
    Salah, Sané, Fraser, Gunnarson, ______
    Kane, Wilson, _____
    14.2m to spare
    1 FT

    Current spot owners are Arnie and Richarlison - Have a gain of .3m total on them and will loose .1 if arnie drops even if Rich rises.

    I can go 4.6 mid and get Lacazette
    Or David Silva and get a up to 5.5 striker

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

      Dare to be going without Auba?

      1. Mr. Jenkins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        If Rich shows form and Salah gives me another blank i can be tempted to move Salah and Arnie for Auba and a mid. Gives me the likes of Auba and David Silva

    2. Superbadhine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 16 hours ago

      Laca

  17. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Just noticed that the fixtures for GW 16 are an absolute horror show. Chelsea playing Man City, I have Hazard, Alonso, Silva and Sterling. Bournemouth at home to Liverpool, I have Wilson and 2 Liverpool defenders, Periera at home to Spurs and Mitrovic away at Man Utd. I've had a good run of late but I don't see where I'm gonna get points from next week. I think I'm gonna come crashing back down to earth with a big red arrow.

    1. Bragazeti - Finding Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Get aubameyang for the armband

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      That's where the Wildcarders have an advantage..

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Didn’t you sell the Bournemouth lads on WC?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Yes I did 😆
          And got Brooks in fml

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Expect the unexpected. Who thought Spurs would thrash Utd and Chelsea? Cardiff beating Wolves? Who would have expected City to concede against teams like Huddersfield, Southampton, Bournemouth etc.

  18. andrewrichter
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Alexander Arnold or Trippier?

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

      TAA and use remaining funds elsewhere.

      If you don't need extra funds, then of course Trips.

    2. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      There both really good options but TAA edges it for me, Pools are are good as are better at defending than spurs

  19. The Casual One
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    are people playing both Alonso and Laporte next match?

    1. Bragazeti - Finding Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm benching both as of now

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

      Just dumped both on WC.

      1. The Casual One
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        got good fixtures after that game though?

        1. Kanchelskis
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          Gone for 3 City mids and Alonso too expensive for what he is offering recently (cue explosion).

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

      If I had them I'd definitely play them both.

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

    With Arnie Sterling Dunk and WanB first sub. Alonso Robertson chances of not playing; not a great week so far. I could have -1 total with 6 players.

    1. Midlands Saint73
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Currently on 0 once the 2 autosubs come on with 5 played oh and -8 in hits because I had 6 yellow flags - now have 2 red flags and 1 yellow for next GW!

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 2 hours ago

        Got even worse last night with Alonso Robbo and Martial injured.

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      It happens to everyone around the busy periods. Who expected Palace result last night?

  21. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    The Aguero and Arnie injuries have come at such a bad time. I have Kane and Auba up from but so many more people now/will own one or both of them now the Aguero and Arnie spots are freed up. Shame.

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

      Preach bro. Totally agree.

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Swings and roundabouts

    3. Amey
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      They have messed up my plans 😀
      Mendy,Kun,Arnie injuries ..

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

    Best 5.5m midfield option please folks?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Still think it's Brooks long term

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

        I bought in Brooks this GW to cover BOU, but he blanked and their main guys both hauled which hurt my team.

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Same, I sold Frasers and Wilson on WC.. but till 5.5 Brooks is still better than others imo

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Fraser (everybody should have had at that price and not sold)

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        True

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

        I had Fraser & sold during WC (GW8) regretted ever since

    3. Amey
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Snodgrass ?? 😛

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Good shout

        1. Four Season Wonder
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 17 hours ago

          That is a good shout.

    4. patricio33
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Well, you'd want someone nailed and who has favorable fixtures through the New Year. Unfortunately, there is really nobody that stands out for me in that price range. March is one possibility, but I'd personally go for someone like Camarasa to put on the bench and use the remaining funds elsewhere.

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

      Snodgrass or Cairney

  23. Gentle_Turks
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Would you wIldcard this?
    Or a hit this week for Arnie + Salah to WIlson + Sterling?

    Fab, Hamer
    Laporte, Alonso, Robertson, WB, Doherty
    Salah, Sane, Rich, Fraser, Stephens
    Arnie, Kane, Jimenez

    1. Amey
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      No need to wc imo

  24. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    So Arnie pulles his hammy, scheisse happens....
    Question is : Little Pea or Mitrogol ?

    Wierdly leaning towards the latter.

    1. Amey
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Mitro

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Mitro imo, on 4 yellows though

  25. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    If Wilson joins Chelsea in January and becomes nailed, imagine how essential he would be haha

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 18 hours ago

      Lets hope not.

    2. maratus
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Or falls to bench of Chelsea in his dream season.

  26. Fossit
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    Arnie has been a big disappointment hasn’t he.

    1. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Massively, so much expectation but he has not delivered

  27. Champagne supernova
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 18 hours ago

    What do you think of my team.
    I’m not very happy with stones, since I transferred him in he as been dropped or scored low.

    Fabianski

    Digne-Doherty-TAA
    Hazard-Richarlson-sterling-Fraser-
    Kane-Lacazette-Wilson

    Speroni-Yedlin-Stones-Deulofue

  28. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Still recovering from one of my worst thought decisions in fpl history. Planning to WC in gw17, any suggestions for one week? inexcplibily took out salah last gw for sane for fund kane as opposed to just doing martial > fraser as my united blinkers getting in the way again. and Now cant see a way to get an arsenal attacker (unless i take another hit). whereas, if i had kept salah..could have been an easy move of salah/arnie >> xxx/auba (c). Suggestions to help out a really poor season?

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

    A: Patricio >> Fabianski. Will lose value on martial and arnie though till saturday when i hit the WC
    B: Martial (avoid price drop) + Arnie (avoid price drop) >> Murphy (SOT) + Laca (c) (-4)
    C: 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
    D: Something else?

    1. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      What about down grade Hazard and upgrade Arnie.
      Everybody seems to be selling Hazard.

  29. The_Bucc
    10 days, 17 hours ago

    Anyone on worse than -2 from 5 so far?

    1. The_Bucc
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      Sometimes you just have to laugh

    2. Amey
      10 days, 17 hours ago

      😮
      I am unhappy with 17 from 5 (captain played).
      Hard luck mate