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

    Mitro or Wilson double up with Fraser?

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

      Wilson

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Mitro close to suspension, I would wait before transferring him in

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd be tempted to go Mitro for fixtures (and Ranieri-boost) - but that's exactly what I did when I got Murray and that hasn't gone well)

    4. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Mitro is a menace but very little chance of getting good returns this week. Chico/Jimi is a better option for the cost

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

      Mitro but 4yc

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

    People selling Hazard and failing to see that their fixtures after Man City are as good as they come.

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

      That's why i've kept him but my patience is waning

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

        he's picked up two assists in last two games. Unlike he ain't delivering attacking returns. Goals will come.

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

          Yeah just frustrating the pens aren't being given

          and I could have Sane for less who is scoring more

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

        That’s tve why I’m hesitate to sell Hazard for Sterling now.

        But need city and can only get Silva or Mahrez for Richarlison if keeping Hazard.

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

          Mahrez is a good pick, he will play a lot through the xmas period as his minutes have been managed recently.

          1. J - Gimme your Mané …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            Mahrez is a bad pick.

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

      I'd say they are no better than city's so depends who you sell him for

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

        City have got Pool coming up

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

          Not until 2019. I'd fancy sterling to outscore hazard in the next 4

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm WCing after this week so doesn't matter too much - but doubt I'll get him back though:
      Sterling Sane Mane Son Rich Siggy Anderson Fraser and a few other decent alternatives

  3. EgyptianKing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    1) Holebas out // Bellerin or Kola in
    2) Holebas out // Another 6.5 def in
    3) Kamara out // Rondon or Chicha in

    What seems better for next GWs?

    1. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      '1' & then '3'

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

      1

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

      1

    4. QUEN
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Why would you get an arsenal defender

      C

  4. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    A) Hazard + Laca + Kola
    B) F.Anderson + Auba + Alonso

    A allows Hazard -> Sane for GW17

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

      A

  5. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Patricio
    Robertson TAA Digne Doherty
    Salah Richarlison Sterling Hojbjerg
    Wilson Kane
    Button Murray Brooks WanB

    The Arnie injury messed up my plans?
    Salah + Murray > Sané + Laca/Aubu (-8) isn’t worth this weeks?

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

      Probably not this week

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

    Bench any 1?
    A) Wilson
    B) Jimenez

    Other 6 starters are Salah, Eriksen, Sterling, Richa, Anderson and Laca

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

      A

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

      A

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

      A

  7. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Just watched highlights of last nights Spurs game. One thing I did notice with regards the corner taker. Several times Tripps took the corner, but went short to Eriksen, who then crossed the ball.

    1. Monkey Hanger
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      /o/. Just read the above article, which highlights just what I've typed.

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

      Tripps cleanie, everyone else fail!

  8. NestorC
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Would appreciate your opinion

    A) Arnie to Jimenez/Mitro
    B) Arnie and Alonso to Laca and 4,5m

    cheers

  9. 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 midfield or one if i benched him

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Bennett

      1. maurorodi00
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        But crystal will manage to do clean sheet with west ham? And also big amount of of people will go with dohetry

        1. maurorodi00
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          And furthermore i beileve that alonso and chealse will not keep their nets safe

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      AWB and Bennett, Alonso can get attacking returns...

  10. Game Over
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    so who is likely to rise tonight?

    Auba, Sane, TAA?

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

      all three will

    2. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      All 3

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

        righto, TAA in, Alonso out

  11. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Patricio
    Alonso, Robbo, Laporte, Doherty
    Salah, Sterling, Rich
    Kane, Arnie*, Wilson
    (Button, Bennett, Diagana, Hojberg)

    Which is better move?
    A. Hold FT, mini wc next week
    B. Arnie -> Mitro
    C. Salah, Arnie -> Sane, Laca (-4)
    D. Other
    Cheers 🙂

  12. gomez123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Aub or Laca??....

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Laca

    2. teriyaki 69
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba. I'm going Laca as I'm too poor.

    3. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Auba for long term but Laca will probably outscore/start next game.

  13. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    is TAA 100% nailed on or Clyne is a threat?

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

      lets say 90%

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

      more nailed than before .Clyne will play only to give taa rest

    3. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Clyne might play one game somewhere

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

        saw some predicted 11s that this might be the week to rest for napoli and utd as gomez is not for available for cover as he is out for 6 weeks.Would be good if he gets rest out of the way as early as possible

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

      Clyne wasn't spotted in training today, or at least wasn't in photographs

    5. Kub3
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Camacho might play RB for a game here or there

  14. CrouchDown
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Hey guys which one of the below do you prefer? Help much appreciated!

    (A) Alonso + Arnie > Auba + Cedric (-4)

    (B) Robbo + Arnie > TAA + Laca (-4)

    (C) Murray + Arnie > Laca + Rondon (-4)

    (D) Arnie > Wilson

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

      B or C depend of injuries

      1. CrouchDown
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Cheers mate. You don't think Auba is worth the funds over Laca?

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

          Well, Murray, robbo and Arnie are injurd, alonso is not.
          I went auba but i guess you have to monitor injuries.

  15. Lord Bendtner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    With J.Gomez out Im considering -4 Balbuena to TAA, worth it ?

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      How long is he out for

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Leg fracture

      2. Lord Bendtner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        4-6 weeks

  16. lindeg
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Brighton, leicester, watford, crystal palace, southampton, newcastle.

    Chelseas gw17-gw22 figures.

    Good luck non hazard owners!

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Easily bought back if he re ignites.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      once he smells the blood of his manager he downs tools, not particularly worried

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

      Chelsea are struggling to score tho

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

    A) Sane & Laca
    B) Son & Auba

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Tough, probably A

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

      B

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

        Assuming you already got ssterling

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

          Yes taking out Salah & Arnie

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

    Kolasinac or Bellerin if I had the cash?

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Neither tbh

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

      Bellerin 100%

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

      both are kinda shortterm punts so went for the cheaper

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

      Bellerin long term

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

    a lot of wc posting, but how do you rate this wildcard?

    Fabianski
    TAA Laporte Doherty
    Sterling Son fAnderson Rich
    Kane Aube Jimenez

    Hamer AWB Fernandez Høybjerg, 0.7 itb. dunno were to put it.

    1. David Culberson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Decent

  20. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Which move would you do to fund Arnie > Auba

    A. Alonso > TAA/Bellerin
    B. Salah > Sterling

    Cheers all

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Either

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A but I’d be reluctant to do any of those moves.

      Not the right week to sell Salah imo. Would make that move next week.

      1. zotter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        A you could do this week

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        Looking at my team I think Alonso is the only way I could afford the Auba move, unless I just do a straight transfer of Arnie > Laca

        1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Laca ain’t a bad option. I’d strongly consider making that move too.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      T(A)A

  21. migas2k7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    which one for next 4?

    A) Chicharito
    B) Lucas Peres
    C) Mitrovic
    D) Jimenez

    1. QUEN
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A

      1. migas2k7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        even after peres two goals?

        1. QUEN
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Chico got two on the weekend too and is more nailed imo

          1. migas2k7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 18 hours ago

            what abou rashford? ... hard since not nailed

            1. QUEN
              11 days, 18 hours ago

              Well Chico has started games

              Perez I think only played once.

              Carroll not fit for a full game

              I think formation will be 442 with Perez and Chico up front and then Perez rotated with Carroll till he is fit.

              Idk about rashford personally I wouldn’t be keen

              1. migas2k7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 18 hours ago

                my problem with chico is that last game in 60mins he had 0 attempts and 0 chances

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Probably A

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

      C

  22. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    I am really torn between keeping or ditching Haz on wc (have him since gw3)

    A) Haz, Sane
    B) Sterling, Fanderson

    1. zotter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A by far

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      isn't B a lot cheaper? where's the extra going?

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

        not a lot if he bought hazard for 10.5

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          1.5m-2m? something like that?

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A there, but would find a combo without Hazard

    4. QUEN
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Keep hazard.

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

      A but i have sterling and sane

  23. No Salahaha
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Snodgrass or Schurrle for the next 5 weeks?
    Thanks!

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

      snod imo

    2. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Snoddy

    3. QUEN
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Agreed ^^

  24. OptimusBlack
    • 5 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    as a cheap defender who is better ?

    A - Dunk
    B- Balbuena

    1. QUEN
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Who’s your keeper

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 5 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        FAB

        1. QUEN
          11 days, 18 hours ago

          Not B then too risky with double cs.

          You got AWB?

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 5 Years
            11 days, 17 hours ago

            Yes
            And bennett ,duffy ,Digne and selling Alonso

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

      id go for goalkeepers in both of those teams. vinagre, bennet or schindler maybe?

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Brighton's home fixtures are hard, and away cs form isn't good. So B

    4. Win'dian
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Balb

  25. Bubbles1985
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Why are so many picking a 4.0m keeper?

    There are no 4.0m keepers that play... will take a hit to get a playing keeper if an injury pops up?

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      It only works if the 4.0 is a direct replacement for the "set-and-forget" keeper.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 18 hours ago

        well, you're saving 0.5 so it kinda works either way

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      if it happens, it happens - can you gain those 4 points by spending an extra 0.5 outfield in the meantime?

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Avoid the frustrations of rotation. Injury's a risk but doesn't happen too often with gk

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

      Keeper injuries are rare. I always go with a 4.5/4.0 and have never had to take a hit.

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

      No risk no reward

    6. Bubbles1985
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      True yeah.

      I have been playing Fab most weeks anyway I guess!

    7. Bubbles1985
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Ok I see the logic!

      Cheers guys

    8. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      Or just use ft on a keeper?

    9. Bubbles1985
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'm on WC anyway so will squeeze the extra 0.5 into my team...

      New post incoming!

    10. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      If you chose two 4.5 keepers to rotate it’s ok but if you have started season with 5.5 keeper that you will play every game “set and forget” - you don’t need to waste 0.5 for keeper and deploy it elsewhere.
      Its simple really.

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

    On wc.

    Auba and kola (or other def < 4.9) or

    Alonso and laca

    Thx guys

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

      laca alonso but kola is also a good pick imo. cant you replace him with someone else?

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

        You mean kola? Yeah, currently have taa dohery awb and digne. Question is if i drop alonso for auba...

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

    Is Chambers nailed for Fulham?

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

      Are Fulham suddenly a defensive fortress or likely to be big scorers?

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

      Too early to tell. Tinkerman is just getting started.

  28. leocarter27
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Which option is better in your opinions?

    A) Arnie out for Mitrovic?
    B) Arnie and Salah out for Lacazette and Mane (if fit) -4?

    Thanks all

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      A although not sure about Mitrovic

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

      B could work

    3. Keeneddie79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      I think I'd do B - but I also take too many hits lol

  29. Bleach †
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Lads, thoughts on this WC draft?

    Lloris - 4.0
    Alonso - Digne - Diop - (AWB - fodder)
    Sterling - Sane - Rich - Anderson - Fraser
    Kane - Laca (Success)

    Not sure if I should downgrade Alonso?

    1. Keeneddie79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd do a 4.5/4.5 in net like Fabianski and Foster/Hennessey

      Pick up Trippier over Alonso perhaps to save some money there and you could then upgrade Success to someone like jimenez

      1. Bleach †
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 17 hours ago

        Thought about it but not sure if Trippier is back for the weekend?

        1. Keeneddie79
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 17 hours ago

          Ah, perhaps not

          Then I'd save some money in the bank for next week and pick up a differential with a hot fixture like Kolasinac now since Alonso has City and Trip may be resting again

  30. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    11 days, 18 hours ago

    Hazard and Mitro or Kane and fodder?

    1. Keeneddie79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd keep Haz and Mitro depending on the rest of roster/bench strength

    2. QUEN
      11 days, 17 hours ago

      Wouldn’t lose hazard get Kane another way 🙂