Scout Notes

Kane beats Aubameyang in battle of Aguero replacements

Harry Kane (£12.5m) drew first blood in the competition to be Sergio Aguero‘s (£11.3m) replacement.

Fantasy managers had been largely choosing between the Tottenham striker and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m), who failed to deliver.

With both north London clubs having strong fixtures over the coming weeks there is still plenty of developments ahead in the competition between Kane and Aubameyang though.

We’ve analysed the two players and the performances of their teams in Gameweek 15 in this latest Scout Notes article.

Tottenham 3-1 Southampton

Goals: Harry Kane (£12.5m), Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min | Charlie Austin

Assists: Christian Eriksen, Kane | Steven Davis

Harry Kane’s first double-figure haul since Gameweek 7 arrived just in time for his increase in ownership. The Tottenham man was one of two candidates to replace the injured Sergio Aguero for Gameweek 15 and he duly delivered by recording a goal and an assist against Southampton. Meanwhile, the alternative option Aubameyang produced just two points in Arsenal’s draw at Manchester United.

Kane winning out over his north London rival will not be a huge surprise to those who had studied their accuracy in the build-up to Gameweek 15. The Tottenham man had registered 19 shots, 10 in the box and 12 on target. For total efforts and for accurate ones, Kane was top of the league, his 12 on target more than double any other player. By comparison, Aubameyang had recorded 12 shots, eight in the box and just three on target. For accuracy at least, that was fairly poor. Ahead of Gameweek 16, their numbers have come a little closer together, as Fantasy Football Scout members will see in the Members Area and in Friday’s Captain Sensible article.

However, there is no escaping that once again no player had more shots in the box or on target in Spurs’ match against Southampton. With the fixture swing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side now in motion, Kane’s FPL scores and popularity are both expected to be big over the winter period.

Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) proved that he could still provide assists even with Kieran Trippier (£6.1m) on the pitch. It was the first match the two had started together since Gameweek 6 so it proved insightful for anyone considering the Danish midfielder. While Trippier was still largely on corner-duty, he often played it short for Eriksen to cross. It was this combination that led to Kane’s ninth-minute goal. Developments later in the game may also play into Eriksen’s hands for this upcoming run of appealing Spurs fixtures.

It was a bittersweet night for owners of Trippier as he was taken off injured in the closing stages of the match. It appears he is still suffering from the groin problem he picked up during the World Cup and Pochettino’s post-match quotes aren’t tremendously positive. However, the right-back was one of just two defenders who recorded a clean sheet in Gameweek 15 as Southampton scored their goal after he had been withdrawn.

“I think it’s the same problem, the same problem that started in the World Cup. If you remember the semi-final against Croatia, when he left the pitch. Then I think to play after three days against Belgium, I think maybe it affected a little bit. Now he’s suffering in that situation. In situations like today when the pitch is not in a good condition, this area, the groin, suffers more when the pitch is different. It’s a thing that we need to care a lot for him, protect him, he needs to work a lot to protect and sort that problem. It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem. When I was in Argentina as a 19-year-old I suffered and it is an area that is difficult to sort out. But I don’t believe it’s a big thing. It’s only he needs to start to accept that situation and live with sometimes some pain and play.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Son Heung-min (£8.4m) continues to offer excellent Fantasy value and seems to be solidifying his place in the starting XI too. The South Korean has now started the last three matches in a row and has a goal or assist in each of them. In fact, he has the same number of shots on target Kane over the last four Gameweeks. Pochettino has been hugely impressed with Son, especially since coming back from a hectic summer of international duty. However, he may need to start in Gameweek 16 to completely prove he has shaken off the rotation risk, with Alli waiting in the wings.

“I think he’s in his best this season. We are so happy in the way he has started to perform in the last few games, after the international break. It’s difficult to guess because he’s still so young, a great character, he’s so professional and he enjoys playing football a lot, but enjoys training the same in the same level. If you want to go further as a player you must love your job. You must love training and spending time with your team-mates on the training ground. If you are capable of that and feel like he feels, it’s possible to do everything.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Dele Alli (£8.9m) was the main man to suffer from rotation against Southampton, Lucas Moura (£7.0m) coming in for him. He did come on for the closing stages but his rest should see him start against Leicester on Saturday.

Anyone in possession of Spurs defensive assets outside of Trippier who saw their clean sheet wiped out may have to blame the fact that they got a bit too comfortable at 3-0 up.

“Yes, with 3-0 maybe we drop a little bit in our concentration I think we start to think the game was over and always it is so dangerous when there is so much time to play. Of course on the end, Lloris was man of the match because it was an unbelievable action that save, but that we cannot afford. In the same way I try to understand, it was a tough evening, difficult to play the three emotional games we played last week, you pay, it is not easy to feel fresh in your legs or your mind – play or not play, players that don’t play are the same.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Trippier’s injury saw midfielder Oliver Skipp (£4.5m) come on for his first Premier League appearance. He looked assured in his brief spell on the pitch, surging through Southampton’s midfield.

“With Oliver, it’s only about time. If he is capable of working how he’s working and doing in the future the energy and he’s behaving now, I think his future will be bright. We were thinking in the last few months to give him the opportunity to play in the Premier League but for different things, it wasn’t possible. I think he’s a player that we believe a lot in and I hope that he continues growing. For sure, he will be, I hope and wish, a great player for this club.” – Mauricio Pochettino

Coach Kelvin Davis was the man who oversaw Southampton for this particular match with new manager Ralph Hasenhüttl taking charge for the Gameweek 16 trip to Cardiff City. There was some input from the Austrian as he met with the Saints’ coaching staff before the game, but it was Davis who picked the team and chose the tactics. For that reason, there is only a limited amount we can glean from what we saw from Southampton.

“(He is) very concise with his information, very honest, very to the point with what he wanted and explained how he wants to work. Generally a good feel to him. He’s very keen to come in and improve us as a group and he wants to join our football club which is fantastic with the pedigree that he’s got so we are really looking forward to getting started. He only addressed the coaching staff, he didn’t address the playing staff in any way. It was quite simple, it was how he likes to play the game, how he likes his sessions to be planned, how he watches opposition and what he expects from people around him and the standards. There was no grey area we have now at this football club.” – Kelvin Davis

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Rose, Alderweireld, Foyth, Trippier (Skipp 87′); Winks, Dier; Moura (Sissoko 74′), Eriksen (Alli 79′), Son; Kane.

Southampton XI (4-2-3-1): McCarthy; Targett, Yoshida, Stephens, Cedric; Højbjerg (Romeu 88′), Davis; Redmond, Armstrong (Elyounoussi 81′), Ward-Prowse; Gabbiadini (Austin 70′).

Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal

Goals: Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) | Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m)

Own goals: Marcos Rojo (£4.9m)

Assists: Ander Herrera (£5.0m) | Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m), Lucas Torreira (£4.9m)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang disappointed his new owners with a blank in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United. The Gabonese striker came into Gameweek 15 on the back of three goals in two matches and many expected him to continue his scoring run against a Manchester United side with just two clean sheets in league 14 matches. While it was his accuracy in recent weeks that had put some off, it was perhaps his volume of shots which let him down at Old Trafford. Aubameyang had just one in the penalty box, compared to Kane’s three against Southampton.

His 27.5% ownership would have been delighted to see the Manchester United team-sheet at the start of the game. José Mourinho went with a back-three of Marcos Rojo (£4.9m), Chris Smalling (£5.7m) and Eric Bailly (£5.1m), all of whom had missed out on the Gameweek 14 trip to Southampton. The former was considered free from injury but not fit enough to make it off the bench, while Smalling and Bailly were absent due to foot and back problems respectively. Also, Matteo Darmian (£4.5m) made just his third start of the campaign in the unnatural position of left wing-back and Diogo Dalot (£5.3m) was in the first XI for the first time in the Premier League. However, despite what looked like a risky selection at the back, and the fact that Arsenal had 62.3% of final third possession (compared to United’s 37.7%), Aubameyang was unable to prosper.

“And behind was Eric, half injured and without playing for a long time, was Smalling injured, I have to say injured, was Marcos Rojo in the first minute of the season, was Darmian with a third start, so was lots of people in very difficult circumstances and the team as a team had a very good response, had a big soul. I think I could speak about everyone including Marcos Rojo, that – in my opinion – played a very good game. But I think, I knew it, but [Dalot] come with a surgery and then when he was coming back he went to the national team and he played two matches in three days, had a problem again but I think Manchester United has a right-back for the next 10 years. The kid Diogo, fantastic. Gary Neville must be thinking now Manchester United has a right-back for 10 years, a very good right-back for 10 years.” – Jose Mourinho

Following some barbed comments from Mourinho after the Southampton draw, there was a bold decision to name Paul Pogba (£7.9m) among the substitutes. Romelu Lukaku (£10.7m) also dropped to the bench as the Manchester United manager went with a front-three of Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford. He explained his team-selection before the match.

“Technical and tactical decisions we are going to play with Lingard, Rashford and Martial. We did that already before recently against Young Boys we were not successful in the goals that we wanted to score but we were happy with the situation we created so in that first half against Young Boys we had big chances. We believe a combination of these three young fast, creative players even if they are not normally what you call the killer that has a chance, score a goal – we believe in their dynamic and appetite.” – Jose Mourinho

There were encouraging signs from the trio, with two of them finding the net in the match. Martial was forced off in the second half with what looked like a knock, but Mourinho gave a positive update at full-time.

“They played well. They gave good dynamic, good intensity, good movement, and we need that, we needed that happiness. Especially in moments where we are not very happy with the result we need happiness on the pitch, we need people that give that good feeling and the three young guys up front, all of them quite light, but alive, agile, creative, they were good. Midfield was strong, Herrera pressed so, so well and so, so hard and the people behind was always in control. Martial doesn’t think it is an injury. He thinks it’s a pre-injury, he was feeling tight.” – Jose Mourinho

Mourinho also praised Pogba’s contribution and fended off comments from journalists that suggested the United team looked happier without him in the starting line-up. It should definitely be noted whenever the United boss does say something positive about the Frenchman as their relationship is often considered their biggest source of problems.

“I think Paul played well. The 15 minutes he was on the pitch he played well, in a moment where our defenders couldn’t push up. Every time David de Gea had the ball all my defenders were dead in front of him and I want the team to come up, I want defensive line to push up, I want to play in the opposition half, at that moment we have Fellaini, we have [Romelu] Lukaku, we have Paul, but every time David had the ball, everybody was dead.” – Jose Mourinho

“(Asked if Pogba’s absence from the starting line-up made United happier: I don’t understand where you want me to go. No. As I was saying, I think Paul came on and gave a good contribution and didn’t give a bad contribution. I brought freshness and power and different qualities to the attacking players but our defenders were dead. Was impossible to take them out. David de Gea had the ball, waits two minutes for them, step by step to recover positions, or was kicking long. When he was kicking long was Lukaku and Rashford against five Arsenal players. Our defensive players were completely dead.” – Jose Mourinho

It was a game that summed up the best and worst of Arsenal. While they looked exciting going forward, both times they took the lead they were almost immediately pegged back. There were strong offensive performances for Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) and Hector Bellerín (£5.4m) as they the match’s top performers for chances created and shots in the box respectively. However, United’s goals mean the Gunners are still without a clean sheet since Gameweek 7, their tally for the campaign remaining at just two. Crucially, the first goal they conceded at Old Trafford was created by a cross from their left-back position, the area we identified as their weakest a few weeks back.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) featured only as a substitute for the second match running, potentially jeopardising his credentials as an alternative to Aubameyang once again. He was awarded the assist for Rojo’s second-half own goal and did make a difference when coming on. He could be recalled when Huddersfield come to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Aubameyang, who has now played 180 minutes in Gameweeks 14 and 15 could also be under threat from some rotation, having been benched twice already this season.

“First, we have a good rest after today because the players finished very tired, but that’s normal after Sunday’s match against Tottenham which was very demanding physically.” – Unai Emery

Scoring for the second Gameweek in a row was holding midfielder Lucas Torreira (£4.9m). His mobility and initiative in the middle of the park have made quickly made the Uruguayan a fan favourite for Arsenal, and his goals against rivals Spurs and Manchester United have only endeared him further. However, it might be unlikely that we see regular attacking returns from him, scoring from his only shot at Old Trafford.

There were two injury concerns for Unai Emery with Rob Holding (£4.4m) sustaining a potentially serious knee problem and Aaron Ramsey (£7.3m) picking up something more minor.

“Rob Holding we are going to wait for the doctors, but it is a big injury. It’s his knee. Aaron, I think it is a small injury.” – Unai Emery.

Accordingly, the impending return of Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m) could not come at a better time for Arsenal. The Frenchman has been working his way back to fitness and should be competing with Sokratis Papastathopoulos (£5.1m) and Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m) very soon.

“Laurent is very close to playing. He played two matches for the U23s, the last on Tuesday, we are thinking he will start with us soon. I don’t know if Saturday is a possibility. We are thinking the Europa League against Qarabag is a possibility.” – Unai Emery

Manchester United XI (3-4-2-1): De Gea; Rojo (Fellaini 72′), Smalling, Bailly; Darmian, Matić, Herrera, Dalot; Martial (Lukaku 63′), Lingard (Pogba 75′); Rashford.

Arsenal XI (3-4-2-1): Leno; Holding (Lichtsteiner 36′), Sokratis, Mustafi; Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Torreira, Bellerín; Iwobi (Lacazette 65′), Ramsey (Mkhitaryan 45′); Aubameyang.

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1,312 Comments Post a Comment
  1. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Or you can have both!

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

      I think it'll mid up a few templates at least. I'm slow to shift haz or salah but may do in a week or 2 on wc and add auba/laca to kane

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

        Mix... not mid

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      That's what I'm rolling with

    3. Daniel - jooohooo
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I tried to have both actually is very difficult. Ruins the rest of the team

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

        Disagree, go cheap in defence

        1. Nicepix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Disagree - defence is the most cost effective £ per point. One premium striker is enough

          1. L&MM (Howe to Train you…
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Not that simple

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

    Aubameyang or Lacazette?

    1. jaguar shark
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Aub for me

    2. Pegboy
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Auba the better option, but you can do a lot with that extra cash.

      1. Nicepix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        That is the issue. What are you going to do with the difference?

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

    Wc still available... Hernandez over Wilson for a week 2... madness or good Gamble?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Depends on your OR

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

        Just inside 16k

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          I would go with Wilson

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

            Cheers. Ya the lads around me in ml's have him n I kinda wanted a gamble til wc.

    2. slamdunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      he didn't do much against Cardiff.perez looked better.

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

        Didn't get to watch motd as I'm away at no. Cheers for that

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

          I would go wilson anyway and see how West ham line up without Arnie.

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

            Thanks very much for your help!

  4. slamdunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Which option is best?

    Salah and Arnie to...

    A-auba and sane
    B-auba and Fraser
    C-wilson and sane
    D-wilson and Fraser

    Many thanks.

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      E. Don't get rid of Salah and you are welcome

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

        Haha i was waiting for the e option to be mentioned.so maybe...

        f-arnie to wilson?

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

          Agreed. I'm keeping salah as well for now

        2. Becks
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          I did this

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I went with A.

    3. liverpool01
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      A

  5. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Arny/Alonso > La(C)a and 4.7 defender (-4):

    A) Holebas
    B) Balbuena (have Fabianski)
    C) Chambers
    D) Cedric
    E) Yedlin
    F) Don't sell Alonso and wait until after City and move Arny for free..

    1. Typo
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Schindler?

    2. Becks
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Lascelles

  6. supersham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Any chance of Aubameyang been rested at the weekend?

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      yes

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      There is a chance, but it is low IMO. Arsenal effectively have a week off after this PL game because the reserves will be playing in the Europa League.

      1. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        This

        It makes no sense for him to be rested they can't afford to be complacent and he gets a week off

    3. TeddiPonza
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      If he's rested he will get 10 days rest, which makes no sense imo.

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        11 days rest

  7. slamdunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Lacca is a good move but getting a to e in for a hit,not so sure.

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

      Reply fail to drogba legend

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers lol

  8. Autopick XI
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Played my wildcard:

    Ederson. Hamer
    TAA. Bellerin. Digne. Doherty. AWB.
    Rich. Anderson. Sane. Son. Schurrle.
    Aub. Jiminez. Kane

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Solid squad

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I would get sterling instead of son by downgrading auba, Ederson, Bellerin to Laca fabs and Schindler

      1. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Agree with this, but Digne > Schindler and keep Bellerin.

        If you don't have the cash downgrade Schurrle.

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Agree with this, Schurlle could be downgraded to fodder and Jimenez could be Mitro/Wilson

    3. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Have you committed?

      If no;
      Button > Hamer
      Snodgrass > Anderson
      Upgrade Schurrle using left over funds

      IMO. Otherwise I quite like this team!

    4. Maddamotha
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Almost as good as mine

    5. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Schürrle there are better picks than Schürrle on a wildcard.

      Ederson not worth it. Look toward Lloris for a premium keeper.

      Digne good for one more week.

      Bellerin part of a very peak Arsenal defence.

      Sane likely to be rested this week, but back to normal after this.

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Weak*

      2. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Sure Ederson is not worth it?

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          Dodgy fixtures.

          Not keeping many clean sheets lately.

          1. Maddamotha
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 19 hours ago

            After Chelsea they have two home games against Everton and Palace. Dodgy?

    6. jaguar shark
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Aub + Kane... I like

    7. Autopick XI
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Thanks for the advice, havn’t settled yet. Might make the following changes now:
      Ederson —> Fab
      Bellerin —> Schindler
      Digne —> D. Luiz
      Son —> Sterling
      Anderson —> Snoddy
      Schurrle —> Fraser

    8. Daniel - jooohooo
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      More City

  9. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Gtg?

    Fabianski
    Doherty TAA Robertson Balbuena
    Salah Sané Sigurdsson
    Kane Aubameyang Jimenez

    4.0 - Jota Kenedy AWB

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

    Predictions for Arsenal lineup?

    Leno
    Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Kolasinac
    Xhaka Torreira Guendouzi
    Mkhitaryan Aubameyang Iwobi

    Doubts: Lacazette, Ramsey, Ozil, Monreal

    If one of the doubts are fit I can see Emery dropping Guendouzi, in effect saving him for the midweek game along with Smith-Rowe, Lichtsteiner, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah and Cech or Martinez. Ozil is reported to be expected to be ruled out, based on a quick Google search.

    With Kolasinac around, I doubt Monreal would be risked if he happened to be available for selection on paper, unless Emery is desperate to continue with 3 at the back, which could see Monreal or Lichsteiner joining the back three - or even Kolasinac, with Iwobi tried at wing-back.

    Iwobi could also be dropped after starting the last game, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him and Mkhitaryan start, and to be replaced soon after half time with Lacazette and Ramsey, assuming they are fit, in an attempt to continue goal-scoring form in second halves of games, moving to the more reliable 4-2-3-1 style if the more defensive approach hasn't brought in enough goals! Of course, if Lacazette is fully fit and injury-free, it could be Aubameyang no the bench if they don't both get named on the team sheet.

    What do you think?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I fancy both Auba and Laca to start

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Hope so as I think I'm going to bring them both in this week 😀

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira; Mkhi, Ozil, Auba; Lacazette

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      It's a minefield.

      Did you see the Hairless Bear pull Dozi's mop? Made me chuckle 🙂

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Haha yes I did. #jesuisdozismop

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

          😆

    4. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Is Laca a doubt? He’s featured and returned FPL points in both matches since being eased back from injury.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        My bad. He was flagged on my FPL page thanks to the "Better FPL" extension. Apologies for misinformation.

        In that case, my guess at this moment would be:

        Leno
        Bellerin Mustafi Sokratis Kolasinac
        Xhaka Torreira Gendouzi/Ramsey
        Mkhitaryan Lacazette Aubameyang

    5. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Leno
      Bellerin Mustafi Sokratia Kola
      Torreira Guendozi
      Iwobi Özil Mkhi
      Lacazette

    6. Jellyfish
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Interesting to see Torreira in your team. He looks like he might rise tonight so have stuck him in (on wc)

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Is it interesting? 😆

        Torreira is a perfectly good option. Looks likely toget more attacking returns than Kante thanks to taking corners and some other set pieces. That could diminish significantly when both Ozil and Xhaka are on the pitch, though. Still looks a threat from open play, but wouldn't want him in my starting XI often, which begs the question, can you get the same for less?

    7. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Leno
      Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac
      Torreira, Xhaka
      Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang
      Lacazette

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Iwobi #10? 😮

        He does have good skill on the ball and has attributes that would be good in that position, so long as he reduces the risks he takes, which is something he's been doing, ironically to the annoyance of the Arsenal fans who now see him as ineffective. That said, I can't imagine he's being trained up for that role

        1. jomikijiq
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 19 hours ago

          He's played there already. Against Fulham this season for sure.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Really? Lineup against Fulham:

            Bellerin Mustafi Holding Monreal
            Mkhitaryan Torreira Xhaka Iwobi
            Lacazette Welbeck

            You could organise that as a 4-2-3-1 with Iwobi in #10, but looking at the heat maps, he stuck to the left-hand side, and although he wasn't attachd to the sideline, he never crossed to the right-side of the pitch for a single touch. He came off in the 67th minute after one previous sub, which was like-for-like, Auba for Welbeck.

            The average positions actually produce something like this

            ............Mustafi..............Holding
            ...................................................
            ...................................................
            ....................Torreira.Xhaka......Monreal
            Bellerin......Lacazette
            ..............................................Iwobi
            ..................Mikhi..........Welbz

            If anyone's the 10, it's Laca imo

            But anyway, it will be very interesting to see him tried in a #10 position or given more liscence to roam. The question would be whether he's incisive enough in the final third. It's one thing giving him the direct responsibility of crossing or laying the balls off to others to score; it's another thing to ask him to be chief creator in the final third.

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              Actually that's kind of unfair. Welbz, Mkhi and Lacazette all had huge liscence to roam during that game. Pethaps Mkhi was more consistently central than Lacazette, allowing players to run past him, despite his high average position, but he stil spent time on both wings. Don't there was much of a #10 in that game

    8. Typo
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Why is laca a doubt?

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        See above, I made a mistake

  11. chilli con kone
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to captain this week?

    A. Auba
    B. Kane

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    3. Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  12. casparschwa
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Who to Captain?

    (A) Kane
    (B) Laca
    (C) Sane

    1. chilli con kone
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      A from those

    2. Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      B

    3. DOUBLEDOWN
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm currently on A out of those three. May swap to B though.

  13. AXE17
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Up to 6000 rank 🙂
    See any problems?

    ............................Fabianski...................................

    ..Alonso - Robertson - Alexander Arnold - Doherty..

    ......F Andersen - Sterling - Richarlison - Sané....

    .....................Agüero - Aubomeyang ........................

    SUB: Kamara, Wan Bissaka,

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

      Well Aguero could be one.

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Haha...my bad...I forgot to update his name. He got moved out 2 games ago for Kane

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Kun

      1. AXE17
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Haha...my bad...I forgot to update his name. He got moved out 2 games ago for Kane

        Team #7336

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

    1) Felipe Andersen
    2) Richiarlson
    3) Felipe til gw19 then switch to Richiarlson

    Last decision of wildcard

    (Til I rip it up and start again in an hour or two, on a)

    1. Suave EU
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Let's see the whole team?

    2. Brawlers
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm in the same situation and I'm going for alt. 3.

  15. Nolberto Solano
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Transfers done.
    Haz & Arnie -> Anderson & Auba.
    Team below g2g?

    Fab

    Robbo Doherty AWB

    Salah (vc) Sterling Anderson Rich

    Auba (c) Wilson Jimmy

    Subs: Hamer Alonso Pereira Hojbjerg

  16. Where has all the rum gone?
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    1 transfer to make
    choose
    1 auba
    2 laca
    3 kane (have son)

    Thanks!

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      2 & 3

  17. Henning
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Arnautovic and Alonso out for Lacazette and a 5.3 def?Fabianski Hamer

    Alonso Robertson Dunk Wan-Bissaka Doherty

    Sane Sterling Sigurdsson Fraser Felipe

    Kane Arnautovic Jimenez

  18. farmerfat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    David is on crack.
    Comments about Torreira . "Scoring against rivals spurs and Manchester United".
    Pretty sure Torriera didn't score against United.

  19. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Patricio
    Doherty, Laporte, Alonso, Digne
    Salah, Sané, Richarlison, Murphy
    Kane (c), Wilson

    Button, Arnie*, AWB, Højbjerg

    1FT, 1.3 ITB

    A.) Patricio > Fabianski
    B.) Arnie > Jimenez
    C.) Save

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  20. Sarcastic Warnock
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Nathaniel Clyne first pl appearance this season. Might just happen this weekend.

    1. Becks
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Nah, TAA Lovren VVD Robbo

      1. Sarcastic Warnock
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        I never said he was starting but I won't rule that out.

  21. HD7
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Hi Managers!

    GW:16 Right order of starters and bench?

    Fab
    Digne Robbo Alonso Belerin
    Salah Richa FAnderson Camarasa
    Kane Auba(C)

    Subs: Button, AWB, Kenedy, Success

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane (c) Auba (vc). You reckon Auba starts his third game in 7 days? and if so up top?

      1. HD7
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Why not? Kane be also saves for barca

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Kane isn’t rested unless he is actually injured. GW22 last year for example.

  22. Sondre van Bank
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Salah + Hazard + Arnie --->
    a) Kane, Sterling and Felipe Anderson
    b) Kane, Sane, Eriksen

    ?

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      B

  23. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Alonso + Richarlison or Bellerin + Son?

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      A

  24. Kingtekkerz
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Robbo is training normally with the squad. (Instagram post)

  25. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Admit it, if you had the money you would get both Kane and Auba. Forget the too many premium strikers argument. 😉

    1. tbeans22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Trying to figure out how to do that without gutting my midfield or defense. It's not easy, even with a TV of 105.1. If I can't make it work I'm happy to stay with just Kane for a while.

      1. jomikijiq
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        I have both of them, Sterling and Sane. It's totally doable

        1. tbeans22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Patricio Hennessey
          Laporte Robertson Alonso Doherty
          Mane Sterling Richarlison Martial
          Wilson Kane Mitrovic

          Obviously Mane has to go (Sane?) but it probably means 2 of the big 3 in back are gone to upgrade Mitro to Auba. Robbo to TAA and Alonso to ? but I'll likely wait instead of taking hits the next 2 weeks.

          Any other suggestions?

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 19 mins ago

            Drop Laporte for TAA. Man City aren't keeping enough clean sheets and upgrade Mitro to Auba

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      I had choice between Laca and Auba to join Kane and went Laca.

  26. b91jh
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    I need some advice for choosing which 'son' for the remaining of 2018 without considering their price (have richarlison)

    A) son
    B) Fanderson
    C) Sigurdsson

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Not sure son.

  27. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Fabianski, Foster
    Alonso, Robertson, Laporte, Bennett, Wan-Bissaka
    Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Fraser, Hudson-Odoi
    Kane, Wilson, Arnautovic

    1 free transfer and 0.6 in the bank

    1. BremerHB
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Arnie to Jimenez or Hernandez?

  28. zakard
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Fab / hamer
    Schindler Bellerin TAA Doherty AWB
    Sane Rich Anderson Sterling Gunnarsson
    Kane Jimenez Auba

    0.2itb

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      New template,so GTG

    2. jomikijiq
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      good

  29. hannibalos
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Any kind enough hard core Southampton supporter who has a bit of technical knowledge?

    Seriously thinking of buying a Saints player and need some clarification. Thank you in advance.

    1. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Wow, bold move! Good luck finding a Saints fan.

      I’d say someone who knows how the new manager plays would be able to give a better insight if you’re going down that route.

      1. hannibalos
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        He prefers 4-2-2-2 and I believe this is the formation he will apply to Southampton too

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Charles Austin is a top bloke.

  30. BremerHB
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 19 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?
    Got 1.5 ITB, where could this be best used?

    Ederson - Hamer
    Alonso - TAA - Balbuena - AWB - Bennett
    Sane - Sterling - Anderson - Eriksen
    Wilson - Aubameyang - Chicarito

    Two points:
    - West Ham attacking double up maybe a bit too much?
    - Any way to get Kane in there?
    - Eriksen or Son + 0.8 ITB (Overall: 2.3 ITB)?

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 19 hours ago

      Why Ederson over fabianski may I ask? I'm in a similar situation and.slowly veering towards fabianski

      1. BremerHB
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 19 hours ago

        Long answer: I wanted to maintain Man City defence and Ederson was cheaper than Laporte. I could then replace Laporte with Balbuena who in turn is cheaper than Fabianski.

        Short answer: Cheaper