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. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    alonso + salah + arnie ---> TAA + sterling + lacazette for -8 madness?
    I would prefer to do the salah-sterling switch next gw but that's the only way I can afford laca

    full team:

    patricio
    alonso robertson trippier laporte digne
    salah sane richarlison 4.5 4.5
    kane arnie jimenez
    1 FT
    0.6 itb

    thanks

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Just Arnie imo.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      No.
      Spread them over 2 weeks.

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Andy Robertson pictured in training.. stop transfering him out!

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      On the contrary, by all means keep transfering him out.

    2. Slitherene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      TAA offers much better Value. And is about 1.0 less.

  3. Lionel Ronaldo
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I am forced to take Robertson out (-4) to a 4.6M.

    > One-week punk
    > Preferably not from WOL, WHM or NEW
    > Good chance to break-even the -4

    Any thoughts?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Kerp

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Keep*

    3. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Sol Bamba. 4.5

    4. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Dunk?

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Forced 😆 You have a gun to your head?

      1. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Forced because I need to fund Aubameyang and am not willing to downgrade elsewhere.

        1. sunnyh
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          So not forced. You dont NEED Auba.... Laca + Robbo is way better than Auba + 4.5M

          1. Lionel Ronaldo
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            I disagree.

            1. Lionel Ronaldo
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Also what is your point? Getting Lacazette in would still require a -4.

  4. TallestJohn
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Surprised how badly I fared this week, didn't think 43 (-4) was dreadful looking at some tales of woe on here but I dropped from 178k to 257k. Admittedly I didn't have Kane, Hazard or Salah this week but I captained Sane, brought in Wilson and lots of fairly popular players blanked, didn't think many people around my rank would do well enough to overtake me.

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I managed 49 with Arnie (C) Sterling (vc) so not too shabby either

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Richo, Jimenez and Doherty are popular.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Fabianski too.

        1. TallestJohn
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Ah yeah Fab and Fraser probably the main factors. Just feel like a big drop like that in a fairly low scoring week is usually down to missing a big haul but I don't imagine that many captained Wilson or Fraser to that just leaves Kane who I would've thought was still a bit of a differential in the top 200k or so

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            40% captained in top 10K, about 45% owned him.

            1. TallestJohn
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              Wow they jumped on that boat quickly. Quite glad I didn't go for him as I prefer Auba/Laca going forward

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 7 months ago

                Some will sell this week for one of those.

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      38 points.
      142 k to 247 k
      😀

  5. Jealous Viper
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Do I bring in Jimenez for Arnie or wait a week, play Laporte and bring in Mitro if he hasn't picked up a yellow against United?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Bring Mitro this gw.
      Unitef defense is Sh.t !

    2. Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Mitro could score against that united defence so get him in

  6. Konnamoi
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Who to bring in?
    Bilva
    Felipe Anderson
    Martial

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Flippe long term

    2. TerryVenables
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Martial inured

      1. TerryVenables
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Injured*

  7. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Hows this lot for a wc team?

    Fab Hamer
    TAA Kolas AWB Doherty Schindler
    Sane Sterling Rich Fanderson Torreira
    Auba Wilson Kane

    Unsure about Torreira and Schindler but I'm on them now to catch the price rise

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I think it's a really good team!:)

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Cheers

    2. Jealous Viper
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Fair. Don't think Schindler gives you too many CS though. Would drop Torreria to 4.5(maybe camarasa) and upgrade Kola to Bellerin. Think he is a more assured starter

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Thats an option to consider, thanks

      2. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Looking at Bellerin and Luiz is available at 5.6 and I reckon Luiz has better cs potential

        1. hamgrumps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Luiz for the long term. I might be tempted to go Bellerin for the next few GW.

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Exactly my starting XI so far

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Nice team.
      Toriera to Cairney after his drop.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Yes that is an option. Cairney is better than his price suggests

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Cairney was amazing when He came on yesterday. Could've and should've scored and assisted

    5. Number 5
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Very similar to mine -

      Fabianski Hamer
      TAA Schindler Alonso Doherty AWB
      Sterling FAnderson Sané Fraser Masuaku
      Kane Auba Wilson

      Would be nice to fit Rich in there, but not sure how.

      I may drop Alonso and do the following -

      Alonso, Masuaka, Wilson -> Digne, Richarlison, Jimenez

  8. hamgrumps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Thoughts on this wild card?

    Fabianski Button
    Laporte Robertson TAA Doherty AWB
    Sterling Sane Fraser Snodgrass Masuaku
    Kane Aubameyang Wilson

    Not sold on Snodgrass but couldn't find anyone else I liked in that price range. 0.8 in the bank.

    Options:
    A) Snodgrass to 6.1 MF?
    B) AWB to Kolasinac/Digne
    C) Snodgrass/Aubameyang to Hazard/Jimenez.
    D) Snodgrass/Aubameyang to Richarlison/Laca.

    1. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      D

  9. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Play Alonso or Bennett lol?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Lonso

  10. arkom
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    To the next five games?

    A) Son
    B) Alli
    C) Eriksen

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Son

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Eriksen. Son won't play them all

    3. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Sonny jim probably

    4. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Son, passes the eye test

  11. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Is Snoddy nailed?

  12. Jurgen Flopp
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Is Mane going to be fit for the weekend? Thinking of Arnie and Salah to Laca and Mane.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      More chance to be saved for CL.

  13. AFC49
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

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

    Button, Arnie*, AWB, Højbjerg

    1FT, 1.3 ITB

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I did B

  14. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Il simplify my question to a simple A and B 🙂
    Which would you prefer if you had to have city defense
    A) Ederson + Digne (Diop and Awb to Cover his toughee fixtures)
    B) Fabianski + Laporte (Diop and Awb perma benchers to cover rotation)

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Tougher* fixtures for Digne. . Notably gw 17 and 18..sea of blue after that

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Cheers amey.. Yup. Slowly looking like I need to make the switch over the next few weeks

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Laport is a descent goal threat too
          Cheers

    3. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Whats the rest of your defence?

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        TAA and Doherty who I play basically every week

    4. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B

  15. ct mariner
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    arnie to lacca for free

    or

    arnie/alonso to auba/bellerin (or other def for 5.5 or less) for -4?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Laca

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      In a similar boat.

      Looking at the 2nd option, but it has to be Robertson to a 4.6M max defender. Any thoughts?

      1. ct mariner
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 7 months ago

        probably going with laca to avoid hit based on above and below.
        Not many good options for 4.6 defender - maybe a Hud or New def based on fixtures but not great options unless Robbo not fit!

        1. Lionel Ronaldo
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Wildcarding next week though, and thus looking for a one-week punt.

          1. ct mariner
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Dunk if just for a week?

    3. TallestJohn
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      I've already brought Bellerin in as I do think he'll be a good option but I'd probably avoid the hit and go with Laca

  16. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Play one this week
    A)taa(bou(a))
    B)sane(che(a))

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      b

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      your team must be epic

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B but you must have a really good team if those are your options.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Not willing to bench Doherty and digne so only

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Benching Sane over either of those is absolutely ridiculous.

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Ha

          2. maratus
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Playing wolves defender instead of Sane or Taa.. hahahah

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 7 months ago

              *winger

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Cukcoo

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      B
      WC has gone well mate ?? 😛
      Would love to start both !

  17. vardys party
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    A. Do Arnie to lacazette and Salah to Sane
    B. Do Arnie to Auba and Salah to Anderson

    1. jamesterz23
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      A for me

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Close one, but I'd say B.

  18. jamesterz23
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 7 months ago

    With joe Gomez out I guess taa’s value is much much higher so how does balbuena and arnie out for taa and Mitro sound for -4?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yes

  19. HenryPham13
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    My team:

    Fabianski (Patricio)
    Alonso, Bennett, Alexander Arnold, Diop (Wan-Bissaka)
    Richarlison, Hazard, Martial, Sterling (Kayal)
    Jimenez, Kane (Arnautovic)

    A) Kayal + Arnautovic --> Felipe Anderson + Kamara
    B) Hazard + Arnautovic --> Son + Lacazette
    C) Hazard + Arnautovic --> Felipe Anderson + Lacazette

    1. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Hazard + Arnautovic --> ??? + Aubameyang ?

      1. HenryPham13
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Snodgrass/Antonio might be my best choices, I only have 6,8M

  20. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Isn't it safer to put (c) on Kane this week rather than Auba who may be rested a bit? No sources, just 3 games in 7 days...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Yes

    2. abreu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      probably

      also, got so sweet memories from Kane's 4 goal haul away to leicester two seasons ago 😉 he scored there last season too mind

  21. Lallana
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Got Fraser.

    1) Chicharito
    2) Mitrovic?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Mitro

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      What does Fraser have to do with those 2?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Not getting Wilson reply i guess 😉

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          The answer is still Wilson.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 7 months ago

            😀

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Haha

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Hes trying to make us refrain from suggesting Wilson

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Got Wilson would be better 🙂

      3. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Tough games. Double up a bit more risky.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      3) Wilson

      1. Lallana
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Fail. I thought I wrote 3) Wilson.

        My bad guys haha

  22. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Time to say goodbye
    To Alonso.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      £££ 😛

    2. abreu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      could be time to pull out yes, nobody is on top for a whole season, seems like a down period for alonso

    3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Goodbye Alonso.

  23. arkom
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    So Kolasinac will be benched when Monreal is back, right? So Kola should not be taken in my team..

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      no-one knows

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      They can still play in the same lineup: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/team-news/

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      No idea why people are suggesting this. Emery has little reason to drop Kola just because Monreal comes back.

  24. Blens
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Right, I'm thinking of taking a -4 hit to do the following but you guys need to help..

    Arny + Salah > Auba + Midfielder from following

    1) Son
    2) Erik
    3) Dilva
    4) Filipe

    My current team
    Patricio Beg
    Alonso AA W-B Doherty Balbuena
    Salah* Siggy Sane McArther Gunnerson
    Kane Wilson Arny*

    1FT 0.4 ITB

    1. Bialystrzelec
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Son or Eriksen

      1. Blens
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Thanks mate...Really do hope Son gets the kind of extended run he deserves ...was thinking of him tbh

    2. jdogg
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Eriksen.x

  25. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Should I be a bit nervous about Kane (C) Son and Trippier away to Leicester..
    Trippier probably won't play anyway

    1. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Son could see limited minutes too

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Would rather have limited minutes in this game than the next for him

        1. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Not worried about him getting a full outing in the champions league

  26. Bialystrzelec
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Arnie to:

    A. Mitro
    B. Chicharito

    Already own Jimenez

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Why not Fraser 😡

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Wilson I meant

      2. Bialystrzelec
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        It would require -4. I sold Fraser before this GW due to fixtures and to make place for Sane.

      3. Lionel Ronaldo
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        A forward out for a midfielder?

        1. Bialystrzelec
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 7 months ago

          Who then? I can't afford Anderson

          1. Lionel Ronaldo
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 7 months ago

            Ideally Chicha should work, but not sure if you're willing to.

  27. The Hurrikane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    I know im probably his only owner, but do we know if Zabaleta was dropped/rested?

    1. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Was at the old timers Christmas party.

  28. bialk
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Who to play:
    A/ Laporte
    B/ Mitrovic

  29. jdogg
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Best def up to 4.6?x

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Balbuena/Schindler/awb

    2. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 7 months ago

      Keep and eye on chambers.
      If he's your 5th def .

      1. jdogg
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 7 months ago

        Cheers guys.x

  30. Toby Lerone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 7 months ago

    Arnie hazard > aub, FAnderson -4 good moves?