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. Buy Halmari Tea
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Guys martial pictured in training? any news?

    1. Strchld
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Would like to know also

    2. 1966
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I'm also waiting on his fitness, Mourinho said it was a pre-injury and only precautionary.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        I think this will mean he'll be rested this wkend.

  2. Gooner97
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    No player has created more big chances for Arsenal in the PL this season than Kolasinac. This is a remarkable stat considering he’s only featured in 5 PL games.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      He's gonna be creating them in my team shortly.

    2. Lionel Ronaldo
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      And yet has produced significantly less than many other Arsenal players? Over the same period Mustafi has a goal, Ramsey has 3 assists, Torreira has a goal and an assist, Lacazette has 2 goals, Aubameyang has 3 goals and an assist?

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Waiting to see if Monreal is a threat next 2 weeks.. If he isn't he is straight in even at 5.1 if required

    4. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Could of had a hatrick of assists vs Spurs if there was better finishing, could of had a few vs United too

    5. Andy Ftw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Is that good for Kola or bad for Arsenal?

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      He’s on my WC.

    7. Cityzen Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      5min ago did Alonso to Kola.... i'm either very dumb or could be genius!

  3. Strchld
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Jimenez and Mitro looks best replacements for Arnie.

    Why Mitro?
    Why? Jimenez

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

      In recent games Jim is outscoring Wilson who is the top striker in the game.

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

        Last five games.

  4. Steinburg FC
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    form and points...

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Sex and violence...

    2. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      beauty and the beast

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      dogs and cats ... mass hysteria

  5. Grounderz
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Which option?
    (a) Arnie and Stephens to Kamara and Richarlison (-4) shifting 3-4-3 to 3-5-2
    (b) Arnie to Mitrovic/ Jimenez only

    Not liking the matchups this coming GW, expecting a low scoring for my team as I have LIV players vs BOU players and Hazard vs MCI players.

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

      B

    2. Amey
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Mitro

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      B

  6. Ibracadebruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Best 5.3 defender for next 3 GW`s or so?

    Cheers!

    1. Amey
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Taa

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Trent

    3. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      TAA no question and will likely profit if you sell after 3 GW.

  7. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    1) Arnie > Chicharito (or other suggestion?)
    2) Arnie, Haz > Auba, FAnderson (-4)

    1. Amey
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      1
      Mitro

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Interesting. United not exactly a defensive stalwart. Might consider, although the short time I had Mitro before, he blanked each gw.

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

      Have Kane? If not 2, otherwise 1

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Yep, have Kane already. Thanks!

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      TAA, Doherty and Kolasinac/Digne in a few weeks look the pick of the sub 5.3 defenders.. Absolutely pick TAA if u don't have him

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Reply fail to above.. Sorry. I like 2 but I hate hits.. So 1 with Mitro

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Was wondering about that 😉
          I don't like hits either, but alas. Thanks!

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            I heard button had an injury so that’s why Steele made the bench

  8. Johnny2toes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Start 2 out of:
    Alonso (MCI H)
    Wan-Bis (WHU A)
    Doherty (NEW A)
    Bennett (NEW A)
    Ty!

    1. Garra Charrua
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Doherty Alonso , not worth the risk

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I have three of those, and I'm going with AWB and Doherty. Alonso currently on my bench.

  9. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Sorry for repost chaps advice welcomed what do we think to this lot and starting 11 bench order???
    Cheers fellas
    Fabianski
    Robinson TAA Digne Balbuena
    Sterling Martial Richarlison
    Aubameyang(C) Kane(VC) Jiménez
    (Hennessey,Fraser Doherty Brooks

    1. Nicepix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Fellow Tyke here; I prefer Keane or Kolasinak to Digne and I'd replace Martial with Anderson, Bilva or Lucas Moura

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Youuuuuu reddddds!!! Nice one mate cheers for the advice, I’m not too keen on martial so will look to offload next gameweek as already made transfers for this week

        1. Nicepix
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Red Army! Rest of the team looks sound, but I'd avoid ManU for the moment and Anderson has great fixtures even of he scores in fits and starts. Also Moura looks like he'll continue getting game time as does Bilva. You can afford to take a little risk with rotation given the rest of your squad.

          1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Yeah sound advice mate!! Appreciate it all!! Had Anderson in mind after getting rid of arnie earlier this week

  10. Started from the bottom now…
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Arnie and Hazard -> Auba + any mid for 7.7 = -4

    Worth doing?

    1. Heenneesseey
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      auba +Anderson I guess

  11. Danzlfc
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Which one should i play?

    a) Robbo
    b) Doherty
    c) Laporte

    Thanks

    1. Garra Charrua
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Robbo

    2. Amey
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A & B

  12. Heenneesseey
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Arnie to Wilson or Chicharito??

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      if you have Fraser.....Chico is your man......

      1. Heenneesseey
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        I don't have fraser but considering Arnie is out now for a while so I guess Chica will start every game and they have very good fixtures

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          I would give Chica a two week punt and take a view, Mitro and Willson fixtures nit good for the next 2 GW

    2. GS456
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Chica feels a lot like Walcott earlier this season

      1. Nicepix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        you mean like he's waiting to be injured?

      2. Garra Charrua
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Anderson is

    3. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Chicha seems like a trap to me

  13. Strchld
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Mane, Martial or Trippier owners, whats ur plan?

  14. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Doherty or Digne on WC? Last piece of my puzzle. Thanks all 🙂

    Fabianski
    TAA • Kolasinac • XXX
    Sterling • Sané • Richarlison • FAnderson • Fraser
    Aubameyang(C) • Kane(vc)
    (Button / Schindler / AWB / Kamara)

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

      Very similar side to mine you're building 🙂

      Fabianski Steele

      Trippier TAA Kolasinac Digne AWB

      Sterling Sane Richarlison F.Anderson Fraser

      Lacazette Kane Kamara

      I'd say Doherty even tho I went for Digne

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Haha, why you going Digne then? Yep, good picks you have there mate

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

          I WCed the week before, ready for GW15. Got me a solid 79points and with Kamara 3rd sub no show

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        And why Steele?

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Ryan is going to the Asia tour in Jan and Steele promoted to the bench ahead of Button.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            I heard button had an injury so that’s why Steele made the bench

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

              I wasn't aware of this so went for Steele

    2. Number 5
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Very similar to mine -

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

      OR

      Fabianski Hamer
      TAA Bennett Alonso Doherty AWB
      Sterling FAnderson Sané Fraser Richarlison
      Kane Auba Kamara

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Nice! So Doherty or Digne? Both at 4.9m for me

        1. Number 5
          • 9 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Doherty

          I have had him since 4.6 though.

          Also more goal and assist potential

  15. GS456
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Arnie to wilson a no brainer?

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

      I did it.

  16. SG8
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Is Auba worth the extra 1.6 over Lacazette?

    1. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      if you have laca no. if youre bringing in one of them now then auba is the man imo

      1. Heenneesseey
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        but the problem is will Auba start this week?

        1. altan8797
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          you are planting nasty seeds in my head 😀 he is my (c)

          1. Heenneesseey
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            I want to make him captain too but the fear is real

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Why wouldn't he?

  17. altan8797
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    gtg?

    fab (boruc)
    alonso robbo yedlin (awb schindler)
    sane rich sterling snodgrass (kenedy)
    kane (vc) jimenez aubameyang (c)

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

    Save my ft and hold off on Sterling, Kane and an Arnie replacement and pin my hopes on Auba (c), Alonso, Haz and Salah to get me a green arrow after 4 big reds??

    'Holding off' obviously hasn't worked last 4 gws but with 2fts and possibly two hits I can get Kane and Sterling in by losing Salah....

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I’ve had a horrible run too so WC’d. I’d get Sterling and Kane now!

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

        Don't have my WC.
        My WC in gw4 got me to 1633 rank but last 4weeks iv dropped to 17116.

        Starting to panic tbh..

  19. Aubamazette
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    A) Kolasinac(-4)
    B) Play Bennet
    (I have Pat and Doherty)

    1. Lallana
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A seems more fun but will Monreal ever displace him?

      1. Aubamazette
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        I’m sure at the start of the season before Kolasinac got injured he started over Monreal

  20. SuperDan
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    How to squeak out .5 to do Aguero > Kane?

    Patricio (Hamer)
    Robertson, Alonso, TAA (WBA, Bennett)
    Sterling, Sane, Richarlison, Fraser (Hoiberg)
    Auba, Aguero, Wilson

    Or just stick with this? Aguero should be good after Chelsea

    1. Udo
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Which Bennett do you have? Chambers is 4.2

  21. Lallana
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts on this on a free transfer?

    Arnautovic>Aubameyang
    Salah>Son?

    Leaves 1.2M ITB

    1. altan8797
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      yay

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I think the consensus will be to hold on to Salah for one more week. Personally, I dropped him going into midweek. For me, not worth the 13m for "could" haul.

  22. as33
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    what about these transfers: Hazard>8.2???and Arnie>Laca

  23. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Guys what do you suggest with 1ft and none itb?

    Fabianski
    Alonso, Robbo, Laporte
    Salah, Eriksen, Sterling, Richa, Anderson
    Jimenez, Arna
    (Hamer, Wilson, AWB, Bennett)

    A) Arna & Salah -> Kane & Camarassa (-4)
    B) Arna & Alonso -> Laca & Kiko (-4)

    1. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd suggest playing Wilson...

  24. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Having watched the last few Chelsea games and seeing how little Alonso is getting forward, I'm benching him this week, prior to downgrading him the week after.

    Agree with the below set up for this gameweek?

    Fabianski
    Robertson Doherty Diop
    Sterling Sane Sigurdsson Pereyra
    Auba (C) Kane (VC) Jimenez
    (Boruc, Alonso, AWB, Anguissa)

    1. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Im thinking of doing the same. A lot of money tied up in Alonso. Looks good

  25. Bob.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Had another handy week this week and was lucky with most of my players starting. Still around the 2k mark. Definitely need to get in Aubemayang for this weekend I think but will need to make a -4 hit. I still have my WC too.

    Team for the weekend:
    Fabianski
    Doherty Yedlin VVD
    Sterling Hazard Richarlison Fraser Camarasa
    Kane Arnautovic

    Patricio Alonso AWB Ings

    Have 1.9 ITB. Thinking for -4 for either:
    Alonso, Arnautovic -> Chambers (Good fixtures and OOP), Aubemayang
    Hazard, Arnautovic -> Anderson, Aubemayang

    Ideally want to keep Haz.

    Cheers

  26. arkom
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Lössl / Hamer
    Robertson / Alonso / TAA / AWB / Diop
    Sterling / Sane / Dsilva / Richarlison / Kenedy
    Kane / Arnautovic / Jimenez

    2 FT - 0£ ITB

    Guys, what to do? Just Arnie to Chicharito? City mids also have tough CHE game..

  27. XabiAlonso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Gomez fractured leg FFS

  28. MMN
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    WC active. Any thoughts on below?

    Lloris, Hamer
    Laporte, TAA, Alonso, Bellerin, Doherty
    Richa, Sane, Anderson, Fraser, 4.7m
    Auba, Kane, Wilson

  29. Red.Devil
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Good idea to double up on Spurs with Kane & Son?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Should see some points this festive season, yes. Would rather kane and erik though.

  30. Valar(Keith)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Not been paying attention to the speed at which Fabianski has been rising today.. Currently around 80 on fpl statistics.. Should be safe till tmrw right? 🙂