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. Ould Onion Bagger
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Is this lineup more creative/bold or WTF/crazy?

    Fab (Hamer)
    Doherty, Keane, TAA
    Martial, Eriksen, Sane, Sterling (C), Mahrez
    Jimenez, Laca (VC)

    Subs: Wilson, Robertson, Pereira

    *I'm thinking at least 2 of Sane, Sterling, Mahrez start every game and the risk of cameo points only by the third is mitigated by the possibility that the one subbed in could still go HAM in 15-20 minutes or whatever.

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

      Sane stirling mahrez is overkill

      1. Dangerous Rhubarb
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        And how about Dsilva and Bsilva

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

      I just can't see Martial playing this week. Even if it was a "pre-injury" pull up surely precautions will be taken to allow it to rest up.

      1. Ould Onion Bagger
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Yeah, I'm okay with Wilson coming on for him and that's why I've put Robertson on the bench (may switch TAA/Robertson based on presser) - basically a sign of respect for Wilson's potential to score, even against Liverpool and not wanting him to wreck two Defender's clean sheets.

    3. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Not that crazy but if you want 3 city midfielders I'd go for Dilva over Mahrez.

  2. maurorodi00
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Which one to bench from
    Alonco wan bissaka bennet and yedlin i need to bench two if i go with kenedy or one if kenedy benched

    Thank you all

  3. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    RMWCT, please

    Fabiański, 4.0
    TAA, Doherty, Kolasinc, Schindler, WB
    Stetling, Sane, xxx, Richarlison, xxx
    Kane, Auba, xxx

    a) Son, Fraser (Kamara bench)
    b) Anderson, Wilson (4.4 mid bench)

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

      B

    2. Trondero
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Looks good, cheap defence is my only critic

    3. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      B

    4. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A easily. Son is gonna score big in next 6

    5. Cityzen Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      b

    6. Devo-McDuff
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      A for me. Maybe Digne in for Kolasinc as Arsenal are no way near clean sheets at the moment,

  4. DAZZ
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Since Eden Hazard last scored a goal:

    Mbappe 9 goals
    Sterling 7 goals
    Ronaldo 7 goals
    Neymar 5 goals
    Messi 5 goals (3 weeks injured)

    3 months ago he was the best player in the world haha. But people hold him because he’s ‘exlosive’ he has the ‘fixtures’. Get Sterling guys Edens a troll!

    Thoughts Hazard is an FPL genius your a Hazard ambassador lol.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      There is an issue with Hazard in that he is not selfish enough. He should be dribbling with the ball a lot more and taking more shots IMO. He is too trusting of Giroud, Morata, Willian and Pedro.

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

        true but got into lot of goalscoring positions start of season.Now last 5 to 6 games pressing has been very poor from the team, root cause for all problems

      2. Dosh
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Ya imagine Hazard playing with amazing players around him, would be lethal.

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

      no one plays with morata and willian of ur list and trusts them.Also had an injury.Now from fpl point of view already hazard has outscored raheem from the time u sold him hahaha

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

        Yep bad move IF it was based on 2 weeks, come back to me in 5 or 6 GW’s

  5. Trondero
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Thoughts on this wc?

    Fabianski
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling fAnderson Rich Son
    Aube Kane Jimenez

    Hamer Awb Fernandez Høybjerg

    0.7 itb. Dont know were to put it. Jimenez or maddison? Sane over Son? would have to downgrad something.

    1. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Maybe upgrade Fernandez to Digne or punt Kolasinac. Nice WC.

  6. Dangerous Rhubarb
    • 9 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Anyone else going for a filthy Arsenal double up front v Huddersfield?

    Auba + Laca

    You know you want to!!! Filthy!!!

    1. Delph & Safety
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Can’t decide between the two at th moment.

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

      locked and loaded last GW, looking forward to the haul...

    3. n-doggg
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Kane and Auba for me. Getting torreira as 5th mid for coverage

    4. Demigod Mendy
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I am 🙂

    5. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Would love to
      But would have to destroy rest of team.

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

      Sexy Custard!

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

      I've gone that way... but no kane is terrifying!!

      1. Dangerous Rhubarb
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        I'm not worried....1.3M to upgrade Auba.....I would need to downgrade Alonso

        1. Cityzen Kane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          I've money ITB kept to change AUBA to KANE, but sticking with Son for the minute and hoping he keeps up scoring. But really just praying kane stays quiet

    8. Dukes of Hazzard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Yeah done go for it

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

    Who to bench..??
    Fraser.
    Robertson

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Neither - must be worse options?

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

        my team.......not sure who to bench out of Fraser or Robertson ??

        Fab,
        TAA, Robertson, Keane, Fernandez,
        Sane, Stirling,Son.
        Chico, Auba, Lacca.

        Steele.Fraser, Gundog,AWB.

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          hmmm, maybe split the difference and bench one of robbo or TAA

          But agree it's actually quite a tough one

          You fancy that NC CS?

    2. Trondero
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Fraser

  8. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Are clean sheets a thing of the past or do you think the likes of Alonso / Robbo / Laporte to be big players over Christmas?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      This GW was the first time since Nov 2010 that noone kept a CS. There will be more CS - probably starting with Man City shutting out Chelsea.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Sure, but in such a consistent manner to support high $ spend on defenders?

        Currently have Digne TAA and Robbo + 2x 4.1

        Don't know whether to move more cash forwards or look to bring back Alonso or Laporte for Robbo

        Rotation recently seems to have resulted in CS's being lost for City

        Chelsea have nice fixtures coming but off are off form

        Pool fixtures getting tougher

        1. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Fabianski is a good GK.
          Digne, Doherty, TAA and a AWB/Yedlin rotation could serve you well

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

      'Twas a blip.

      Plenty of droll festivities to come

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

        And it's A Virgil Xmas.

        It's already started.

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Who do you see keeping those CS's over xmas?

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

          VVD with all the trimmings.

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Hang on I forgot he'll have to play Lovren.

            Let me get back to you.

            1. Eat my goal!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              11 days, 17 hours ago

              Yeah the greatest CB in world is surely going to get some game time

              Anyways I've TAA and Robbo so the real question is whether it's worth switching Robbo to Laporte or Alonso or go for the likes of Kola or Bellerin or Doherty

              Not sure whether it's best to hold the premium defender - if they still represent good value

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9
                • 1 Year
                11 days, 17 hours ago

                I know VVD is getting game time but he'll have to pair up with that lump Lovren now. 😉

                VVD might be able to carry him though, so Trent is now mint. Hold, I'm doubling too now I think.

  9. n-doggg
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Surprised to see so many getting rid of Alonso. 3rd highest point scorer in the game for about 7m. Fixtures after City are: Brighton, Leicester, Watford, Palace, Southampton, Newcastle... madness

    1. Demigod Mendy
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Have you watched him play recently?

      1. n-doggg
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Patchy, yes, but Chelsea have been poor generally and expect this to turn as they hit the good fixtures

        1. Demigod Mendy
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Just patchy? As much as I hate to say it, he's been piss poor.

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

      Chelsea's defence starting to look shaky and he isn't getting forward as much anymore. Doubt he is going to keep up the scores he got earlier in the season.

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

      would be a no brainer at 6 or 6.5 but 7.1 is a lot of money. Just sold to help fund a forward line

      1. Dangerous Rhubarb
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Problem isn't just Alonso.....when they have sideshow Bob in the centre!!!

    4. Danzlfc
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      he had a great first 4 games but since then in the last 11 hes got 49 which is an average of 4.45 ppg. Rudiger in his last 11 has got 48 points (4.36ppg) and saves you 1 mil if you want to keep a chelsea defender.. but to be fair he does always make me regret taking him out and I have taken him out this week!

  10. Demigod Mendy
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Balbuena expected to regain his place?

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

      Certainly.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      yep less rotation for TAA

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        what about Clyne though?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Is he still alive?

    2. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Heal well Gomez,

      The best dual purpose defender in the league .

  11. Tikka MoSalah
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    How does this WC team look?

    Fabianski
    Trippier - Kolasinac - Doherty
    Sterling - Sane - Anderson - Fraser
    Kane - Aubameyang - Jimenez

    4.0m - Wan-Bissaka - Schindler - Lerma

    Bad idea not getting Wilson in? Was also considering Sane > Son, and Fabianski > Ederson

    1. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Looks good but Trippier and Kola could both be on the bench as often as they are on the pitch over the next month. Maybe keep one and replace the other with someone more nailed.

  12. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    I'm not sure I've got the right bench and order - gtg or what would you change ?

    Fabianski (Patricio)
    Robertson, Trippier, Doherty
    Eriksen, Martial, Fraser, Felipe A
    Auba (C), Kane, Jiminez

    Alonso, Kenedy, Stones

  13. ☠Cypress Chill☠
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Can't decide.Help me who 2 to bench
    Robbo - Alonso - Laporte - Digne - Doherty.

    Thanx.

    (R & A are my choice)

    1. Amey
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Alonso+laporte

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

      A and L .

  14. DandyDon
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Son to start ahead of Moura this weekend?? Presuming Alli will be back in team for one of them

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

      son could be rested for camp nou

      1. Cityzen Kane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        agree.... own Son but have a feeling he wont play the weekend

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

    sorry for repeating

    gtg for this week?

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

  16. Nosy Nutella
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Which combo transfer should I do?

    a) Arnie and Duffy --> Mitrovic and Doherty

    b) Arnie and Mane --> Auba and Schuurle

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

    Auba rising again??? Is this some sort of record? He even blanked last night! Machine

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

      kun's injury, kane's price for salah and ster owners, and the non-existence of other premium strikers combined with auba's fixtures

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Fantastic

      Mane dropping again too

  18. Frank Black
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Finding a 5Mish defender this season is impossible. Pereira has been good for me but now he has terrible fixtures ahead and i need all players to have decent fixtures at least since rotation is to be expected.

    Aside from him, though, there's no good option at 5M or slightly above. Bellerin has three great fixtures next but he and Arsenal have been terrible; he doesn't even get attacking points anymore. Sean Morrison looks like the only option but i can't go there.

    Just terrible defenses all around this season.

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Digne? Doherty? Kolasinac?

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

        this, that, him

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

        ^this

      3. Frank Black
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Already have Doherty, Digne is a bad option, i'd rather have Pickford. Kolasinac is as bad as Bellerin despite his two fluke assists.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Why is Digne a bad option?

          1. Frank Black
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Two terrible fixtures in the next three and no attacking points despite great stats. I'm getting Pereira out because he has terrible fixtures coming up.

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

          kolasinac has good fixtures and he has been creating a lot of chances

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

        all 3 on wc

    2. runny
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      TAA

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

    Best max. 4,3£ def? How about only paying 4,1£ Yoshida?

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

      kiko femenia?

    2. Cityzen Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      hear me out.... but Chambers (FUL)
      4.2m is a bargin for stats he's shown going forward! playing out of position in midfield and if mitro comes into form, and new manager bounce, he could come alive.
      That said i'm considering him strictly as bench option and not to rely on to play

    3. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Zabaleta for me. Yoshida is a decent shout but he's going to Asian Cup next month. Wouldn't want to waste transfer on 5th defender.

    4. runny
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 16 hours ago

      AWB

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

    a) Keep Alonso
    b) Downgrade for funds
    c) Rage transfer (Wolves and a yellow?! Really?!)

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

    Gtg for the weekend?

    Fabianski
    Doherty TAA Robertson Balbuena
    Salah Sané Sigurdsson
    Kane Aubameyang Jimenez

    4.0 - Jota Kenedy AWB

  22. S.Kuqi
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    If there is any Salah owners left here. Are you going to captain him against Bournemouth?

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

      I might just.

    2. maratus
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Atleast he should get minutess after rest, nice differential captain. I would be afraid of auba&kane houls.

    3. Cityzen Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      him or ARS players.. just not sure who!! might just go Salah!

  23. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    planning to WC in gw17 but have a tough decision this week ito whether to take a hit or not

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

    A: Arnie >> Rashford, will bench martial and captain Kane
    B: Martial >> Siggy, will bench arnie and captain Kane
    C: Martial + Arnie >> Kenedy (bench) + Laca (c) (-4)
    D: Sane + Arnie >> Kenedy (bench) + Auba (c) (-4)..Sane has a tough fix, will buy back on WC. Will Auba start though?

  24. Tikka MoSalah
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Would you keep Doherty on WC?

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

      Considering buying him on WC 🙂 him or Digne for me

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

        Hello mate, not sure who to bench out of Fraser or Robertson ??

        Fab,
        TAA, Robertson, Keane, Fernandez,
        Sane, Stirling,Son.
        Chico, Auba, Lacca.

        Steele.Fraser, Gundog,AWB.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Tough one. One of Son or Sane might get rested anyways

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

      Hell yes.

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

      Thought about getting rid, but I think he redeemed himself with an assist against Chelsea. Likely to keep him now.

  25. Captain Kakaroto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Ryan
    Laporte - Alonso - Doherty
    Sterling - Salah - Rich - Son - Kenedy
    Arni - Aubameyang

    bench: Henn-AWB-Balbuena - Kamara.

    I'm looking forward to ditch salah. He is just not worth the money. My plan is take Arni and Salah out for Kane and Mid. thought about Anderson. My other option is go for cheapi Mid and next week get Mitrovic for kamara.

    thoughts?

  26. Kalju75
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Arnie&Hazard to Chicharito&Sterling stupid move for a hit?

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

    Anyone know when Klopps presser is?

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    help please

    shall i keep jimenez or swap for mitro on wc ?

    thanks a lot

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

    Kane may have won the battle BUT Aubameyang will win the war.

    1. Cityzen Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      preach