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. ol
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Arnautovic and Salah to...
    Kane and D Silva is my plan.
    Any better options for a mid up to 8.7?

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Son?

      1. ol
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        I was considering him or Alli. Trouble is both (and Silva) likely to be rotated lots?

    2. Red Rock
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Son, Anderson or DSilva for me

    3. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Son

      1. ol
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks all - if I have Kane, maybe Silva better than Son to spread the risk?

        1. Win'dian
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Son will get his points with/wo kane

  2. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    sterling rising

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      prices keep jumping about

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      All obvious jokes here will suffer automatic bans.

  3. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Auba vs Laca debate

    Which one are you going for and why?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Neither, yet

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Neither can’t fit them in with Sterling, Hazard & Kane.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Auba - 55mins more game time but 22 more points

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        155 mins more game time and 22 more points?

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Auba: 93 pts in 1120 minutes = 7.5pts per 90 minutes = 0.67 pts per 90 per £m
          Laca: 71pts in 965 minutes = 6.6pts per 90 minutes = 0.69 pts per 90 per £m

          The real question comes down to who you think will get more minutes in the PL. Over a period of 6 games - Laca would have to pay 90 mins more to score the same number of points as Auba if they keep scoring at their current rate.

    4. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I've gone for Auba. My only other premium attackers are Kane and Sterling so its affordable.

      Even off the bench Auba can be deadly, much more explosive than Laca
      Also if I need to switch out later for Laca (or other) it's easy, whereas Laca to Auba may not work later with the crazy price rises

  4. Pedersen
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Hey, quick question. Do you believe TAA and Robertson will end up with equal points when the season is over? Thinking of doing the transfer to save money for other position

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I think it will be close, I'd say Robbo has the edge but that's me being biased

    2. de quincey
      • 8 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I was thinking the same. Close enough it seems.

    3. Good Kompany
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      TAA a little more rotation prone but actually looks the more likely to register attacking returns... I will say that’s just an eye test, it may not reflect in the stats

      1. Good Kompany
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        and for the record, I did Robbo to TAA on wildcard

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Close enough that I’d rather save the extra funds and spend elsewhere.

    5. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Robbie will get more imo. Also once fixtures clear up he'll get more starts than TAA

    6. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Robo will likely finish with more. But probably not 1m worth more, that's the issue.

    7. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Robertson will get more, but TAA will prove better value

    8. Pedersen
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Thats the thing. 10-15 points at the end of season, would make the 1m better spend in the midfield/attack

    9. QUEN
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      What about vvd?

      Think he is overlooked. His got me more points than robbo so far

  5. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    I have Arnautovic, Murray and Martial. Already done Arnie to Wilson before price rise. Is it worth a minus 4 to get either of the other injured players out?

    Patricio
    Alonso TAA Laporte AWB
    Salah Rich Sane Brooks
    Kane Wilson

    Hamer Bennett Martial Murray

    1. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      depends who you bring in. Son is worth it, even Anderson

      1. Dosh
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        There is a good chance Son doesn't start the next game.

    2. Pedersen
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Mourinho said Martial was ready for the weekend. Might be rested though but back next week at latest!

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        FUL (H) is Martial’s last game in my team

    3. Keeneddie79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Hold until the last on Martial - the fixtures are so good if he isn't going to be out long

  6. Red Rock
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Doing Hazard + Arnie out, which combo:

    A) Lacazette & Son/F.Anderson/£8.4m

    B) Aubameyang & Snodgrass/£6.8m

  7. Garth Marenghi
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Will Martial play some amount of minutes this weekend?
    A) yes
    B) no

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      A) 70%
      B) 29%
      C) Monica Lewinsky

      1. Keeneddie79
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Most likely C

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9
          • 1 Year
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          1 %

          1. Garth Marenghi
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 13 hours ago

            I was afraid of that

  8. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Own Fraser.

    Arnie -> Wilson a decent move? Or wait for Mitrovic?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Callum

    2. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I would go for Mitro because of fixtures

    3. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Decent, irrespective of you having Fraser or not

    4. QUEN
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Meh idk with Bournemouth fixtures

  9. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on this lot?

    Ryan
    Alonso • Diop • Digne • Doherty
    Sterling • Hazard • Sane • Siggy
    Kane • Arnie*

    (Button / Diangana / Awb / Kamara)
    1FT & 1.6m

    GW16 - Arnie ➡️ Jimènez
    GW17 - Kamara ➡️ Mitro

    Boring but decent plan?
    Shifting to 343.

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      You sticking with hazard and Alonso? I’m starting to lose faith and want to mix it up. Can’t fault the transfers, def save option

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        I like their upcoming fixtures after City, they face no Top 6 side for 6 gameweeks. I think they’ll come good. Plus I don’t fancy selling them for hits.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Yep, think its def the sensible move. I should be doing the same as got a decent start to season

          1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 14 hours ago

            Patience has paid off this season. I’m hoping Chelsea will get their form back with fixtures.

    2. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Good plan and no hits.

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Good plan surely.

  10. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Arnie >>
    A Wilson
    B Rondon
    C Chicharito
    D Jiminez

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      A or D

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Wilson

    3. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      A>D>C>B for me

    4. GS456
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I have Jiminez so gone wilson

  11. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Arnie hazard and Alonso to Aubameyang son and Kolasinac for -8? Too risky or time to ditch Chelsea assets?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      could work, confident Auba and Son start?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        I think so but can never tell. Looking at next 6 weeks I think these could pay off given spurs and arsenal fixtures. Son has Asian cup so reckon he’ll play most games, Pochettino will want to get most out of him whilst he’s here

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          yeah, that's one of the reasons I'm now WCing next week instead of this one - if he plays again then he's 'fairly nailed', but not sure right now - could work

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Don't like those moves. Son not nailed and Monreal will be back soon

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Fair points, cheers

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Not for -8 for sure. Only one of those players is in “red”

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Thanks, just feel it might be time to jump off hazard and Alonso but risky move

    4. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      -8 is too much. Hazard & Alonso could backfire.

    5. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Not sure abt kola. Rather get TAA

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheers but got taa

  12. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    WHAT IF instead of doing Arny > 7.5 striker, or Arny + Alonso > Laca + 4.7 defender, I just go Dunk > Kola for free and figure out Arny next week after I see how WHU play up front, Mitro has better fixtures, etc? That way I still have ARS coverage, Keep Alonso, and don't have to take a hit? The only downfall is I only have Fabianski and Obiang (non factor) for WHU attack this GW.

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I took Arnie out to avoid his drop but since you've kept him I think its best you wait to see how they lineup. I regret getting Chicha now as he could be benched

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheers, Chica getting benched for Carroll maybe?

        1. Ghost Gooner
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          He could be to preserve him for the festive period and get Caroll some game time

    2. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Yep, too many uncertainties at wham at front. If you've got dinner bench keep Arnie and wait for the weekend

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Bench is AWB, Obiang

        1. Win'dian
          • 2 Years
          5 days, 14 hours ago

          Should be good enough

    3. QUEN
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      My prediction

      Will be 442

      Chico Perez

      Carroll might get some game time but will rotate with Perez

      Arnie price will slump would get rid now even if it’s for a non westham player

  13. Benditlike
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    What do you think about Sterling vs Sane? Is Sterling worth the xtra $?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Both great option. Really depends on your team and what you can afford

    2. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I'd probably say yes, but I've gone for Sane as I wanted to keep Kane and Salah..

    3. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      In the long run when Mendy is back, yes imo.

    4. GS456
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Get both

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      till mendy out nope

    6. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Worth one Mendy is back. Till then not much difference

  14. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Heard a whisper Llorente will feature in the Scouts differentials article this week.

    1. maratus
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      You sound like afraid Kane nonowner

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        I did not have sexual relations with that person.

  15. gomez123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Money no probs....A) Laca or B) Aub??

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      B

    2. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      B

  16. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Not convinced I still need two Chelsea players on my team. Who would you drop?
    1 -- Hazard
    2 -- Alonso

    1. gomez123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      got rid of both

    2. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      I dropped Hazard, needed the money so it was easy.

    3. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Alonso

    4. GS456
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Alonso

    5. QUEN
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Neither

  17. Ed
    • 7 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Is F Anderson and Snodgrass double up asking for trouble? Snodgrass looks such great value at 5.3m with those fixtures.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Tried snodgrass last year - big fail

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Think one is enough.

  18. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Not sure what to make of Poch's comments on Trippier.
    Is he likely to play through the pain or be sidelined?

    1. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Definitely not transferring him in now. I believe he will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks perhaps, but that is a pure guess.

  19. Kanteisking
    • 2 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Foyth a genuine option?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Vertonghen Alderwiereld

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Until 29.12.2018

  20. The King
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Using my WC this week and it doesn't feel good to be Salahless for the first time this season..

    What do you think of my team?

    Leno
    Alonso - Trippier - TAA
    Sterling - Martial - Fraser - Richardson
    Auba - Kane - Jimenez

    Hamer, Zabaleta, Wanb, Hudson-odoi

    1. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Leno?!? Why?

      1. The King
        • 4 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        Cheap and has good fixtures, did have fabi before

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Are Martial and trippier injury doubts?

  21. The Red Devil
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Salah Arnie to Auba Anderson/richarlison? (-4)
    or
    Salah Arnie Brooks to Auba Anderson/richarlison fraser? (-8)

    1. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      First one. Not worth a -4 to upgrade Brooks to Fraser this week when they are playing Liverpool... unless you get priced out of the move (Fraser is at 99.4).

  22. Tabbara
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Which option is better:
    A:Lacazette and Fraser for Arnautovic and Martial (-4)
    already have auba,double up arsenal attack

    B:Son and Wilson for Arnautovic and Martial (-4)
    Thx

  23. KagKagKag
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    On a wild card, which one do you think is better -

    A) Sane + Hazard + Milner (Or someone else

  24. Tsparkes10
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Hazard, Arni to Fanderson, Auba? (-4)

    Will bring Haz back in after City on wc

    1. GS456
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Yep

  25. KagKagKag
    • 5 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    (Text got cut in previous post)
    On a wild card, which one do you think is better -

    A) Sane + Hazard + Milner (Or someone else less than 5.8)
    B) Martial + Sterling + Anderson

    Thanks.

    1. GS456
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      B

    2. Keeneddie79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      B

    3. fenixri
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 13 hours ago

      A

  26. GS456
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Who are non arsenal owners captaining?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Probably Salah

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Probably Kane

      1. GS456
        • 3 Years
        5 days, 14 hours ago

        My thinking too.

        Should have added I also have no salah

    3. Atom&Humber
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Have Kane and laca probably going kane

  27. EWH2020
    • 4 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    A) Robbo, Arnie for Kola, Auba -4
    B) Arnie to Laca FT

    1. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      B, arsenal don't like cs and kola won't get dalot every week

  28. spyda12001
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Striker woes. What looks better A or B? Or possibly another move all together? 2 FT & .7 ITB

    Fabs / Hamer
    Alonso / Robo / LaPorte / Balbuena / AWB
    Salah / Sterling / Sane / Siggy / Cairney
    *Arnie* / Wilson / Success

    A) Arnie & Salah to Kane & Felipe
    B) Arnie & Salah to Auba & Son

  29. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Little help needed please

    If you needed a 7.2 MF for the next few GWs who would you have and why?

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Anderson - form and fixtures

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 4 Years
      5 days, 14 hours ago

      Anderson. Fixtures, decent form

  30. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 days, 14 hours ago

    Thoughts on the following?

    Alonso, Salah and Arnie -----> TAA, Sterling and Aubameyang (-8)?