Scout Notes

Richarlison back on the wing as Wolves’ budget FPL assets deliver again

We continue our look back at Gameweek 15 with a recap of three matches held on Wednesday evening.

We’ve got all the goals, assists, injury news, Fantasy talking points and relevant manager quotes from the matches at Molineux, Goodison Park and Craven Cottage.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Chelsea

  • Goals: Raul Jimenez (£6.0m), Diogo Jota (£5.9m) | Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.3m),  Matt Doherty (£5.0m) | Eden Hazard (£11.0m)

Just as Bournemouth’s budget/mid-price assets are making it difficult to look elsewhere despite the downturn in their fixture difficulty, so too Wolves’ cut-price Fantasy options keep delivering in spite of some tricky matches.

Raul Jimenez (£6.0m) was on the scoresheet at Molineux on Wednesday evening and now has two goals and three assists since Wolves’ fixtures took a turn for the worse in Gameweek 11.

Matt Doherty (£5.0m), meanwhile, followed up his goal at Cardiff with an assist for Diogo Jota‘s (£5.9m) winner and registered as many penalty box touches as any other Wolves player last night.

Nuno Espirito Santo tweaked his formation from a 3-4-3 to a 3-4-1-2, with Jota playing alongside Jimenez up front and Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.3m) lining up behind the strike pair on his first ever Premier League start.

The decision looked like a savvy one when Gibbs-White teed up Jimenez for Wolves’ equaliser and it will be interesting to see if Santo sticks with both system and personnel going forward, with the 18-year-old midfielder available at such an attractive price in FPL.

Santo said of the teenage prospect:

He brought energy. He brought focus. He has a lot of things to improve on but together we are going to try and build something.

While Ruben Neves (£5.0m) will potentially return to the starting XI at Newcastle on Sunday after serving a one-match ban, it is unlikely the Portuguese midfielder would be deployed in such an advanced position and it would surely be Romain Saiss (£4.2m) who would make way upon his return.

Saiss had shifted from defence to central midfield last night to accommodate the excellent Ryan Bennett‘s (£4.2m) return at centre-back.

In truth, this was more of a backs-to-the-wall performance from Wolves than a free-flowing attacking display.

Jimenez nodded two half-chances over in the first half but apart from their two goals, the hosts didn’t force Kepa Arrizabalaga (£5.5m) into another save.

Chelsea dominated the possession and chances, though their goal came courtesy of a huge slice of luck – Ruben Loftus-Cheek‘s (£5.2m) effort taking a wicked deflection on its way past Rui Patricio (£4.6m).

Eden Hazard (£11.0m) has suffered almost a million FPL sales since Gameweek 11 but the Belgian looked a threat at Molineux, without being at his scintillating best.

Hazard had an excellent chance to open the scoring early on when firing straight at Patricio and hit a couple of rasping efforts over the Wolves’ goalkeeper’s crossbar.

No player on show had more efforts on goal or created more chances than Hazard, who picked up a slightly fortunate assist for Loftus-Cheek’s effort but who should have collected another attacking return when Willian (£7.4m) wasted the Belgian winger’s chipped through ball.

Willian and Alvaro Morata (£8.7m) failed to impress, while Marcos Alonso‘s (£7.1m) owners may be getting a little jittery after another unconvincing display from the Chelsea left-back.

As excellent an FPL option as the attack-minded defender undoubtedly is, the worry from a Fantasy manager’s point of view is that his all-round performances have been well below-par in recent weeks, with his defensive positioning (a long-held criticism of the player) and final ball lacking.

Maurizio Sarri is renowned for his loyalty in his players but a continuation of this woeful form will surely see Emerson (£5.2m) handed a start before too long – something Alonso’s owners can ill-afford given his price tag and the Christmas period looming.

All is not well with Chelsea in general at the moment, with Sarri expressing concern about his players’ response after being pegged back to 1-1:

I think that we played very well for 55 minutes. After the first goal, at 1-1, it was an accident because we were in full control of the match. We were suddenly another team, without the right distances, our football, I don’t know why.

I am really very worried, not for the result but for the fact we didn’t react to the first goal. We didn’t react at all, so I am really very worried for this.

Wolves XI (3-4-1-2): Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Moutinho, Saiss, Vinagre; Gibbs-White (Costa 72’); Jimenez (Dendoncker 81’), Jota (Cavaleiro 88’).

Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante (Kovacic 77’), Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek; Hazard, Morata (Giroud 65’), Willian (Pedro 65’).

Everton 1-1 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Richarlison (£7.1m) | Salomon Rondon (£5.7m)
  • Assists: None | Jacob Murphy (£4.8m)

Back on the left flank and back among the goals.

Richarlison (£7.1m) ended a three-match run without an attacking return at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening and looked more of a goal threat than he has done over the last month, drifting in from the wing and registering more shots against the Magpies than he had done in the previous three Premier League fixtures combined.

The Brazilian midfielder swept home a loose ball following a corner-kick to level the scores up on 37 minutes and could have added to his tally, seeing two close-range efforts excellently blocked by Fabian Schar (£4.6m) early on and then sending an effort wide after the interval.

No FPL midfielder recorded more attempts on goal than Richarlison in Gameweek 15.

The bad news for those Fantasy managers who are hoping that the former Watford player is now afforded an extended run in the team on the left wing is that Cenk Tosun (£6.6m), the striker brought into the side to allow Richarlison to move back to the flank, produced another ineffective display up top, wasting the best of the Toffees’ chances when prodding straight at Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) from point-blank range just before half-time.

Bernard (£5.9m) and Theo Walcott (£6.3m) were handed a rest last night and would perhaps seem poised to reclaim their places in Marco Silva’s starting XI next Monday, given that Tosun and Ademola Lookman (£5.1m) didn’t particularly convince in their stead.

That would, of course, mean a return to the striker’s role for Richarlison for the visit of his former employers.

Silva discussed his team selection after full-time:

Since the first day I was here, Lookman has shown me every time [in training] and when he has come in during games that he deserved the chance to start.

Not because Theo Walcott or Bernard weren’t performing well – but because we had a game just three days ago, a tough, intense match. I made three changes and could have made more, because I thought in the second half some of the players were more tired than normal.

Lookman performed like I expected. He had some good moments – some others not so good, like the team. Cenk was the same and he worked hard for the team.

Owners of Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) and Lucas Digne (£4.9m) endured a frustrating evening.

The Iceland midfielder was quiet for long stages of the game but should have emerged from this encounter with an attacking return, having looked poised to score from ten yards on 35 minutes only for a desperate lunge from the excellent Federico Fernandez (£4.4m) to deflect his goalbound shot wide.

Sigurdsson’s luck was out when a couple of deflections deprived him of an assist for Richarlison’s goal and his evening was summed up when he was hooked with 20 minutes to go, despite Everton chasing a winner.

Three days after Digne was deprived of a nine-point haul by a late Liverpool goal, the French left-back’s luck was again out as he saw Tosun and Sigurdsson waste those aforementioned “big chances” – both of which were created by the former Barcelona defender.

Digne also saw a deflected shot saved by Dubravka, one of only three Everton efforts that hit the target.

Digne’s Fantasy owners should at least be consoled by how dangerous the full-back looked going forward and a first attacking return since Gameweek 4 looks imminent based on his performances in recent weeks.

Andre Gomes (£5.4m) once again impressed in central midfield, though his classy contributions in the “double pivot” are unlikely to attract any Fantasy investment.

Newcastle produced a superb rearguard effort in gaining a point on Merseyside and it could be argued, having witnessed the capitulation against West Ham on Saturday, that they are more at ease playing on the back foot.

Benitez set his side up in a 5-4-1, with Jamaal Lascelles (£4.7m) back in central defence after an injury lay-off.

That Dubravka only had two saves to make said much about the performances of the defence in front of him, but the Slovakian goalkeeper oozed confidence in claiming a succession of crosses into the Magpies’ box.

Newcastle posed a threat on the counter-attack too and could have stolen all three points when Christian Atsu (£5.1m) twice fired straight at Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) when in excellent positions.

United’s goal indeed came from a breakaway, with Salomon Rondon (£5.7m) converting an excellent Jacob Murphy (£4.8m) cross.

Benitez praised the recalled Murphy and Atsu after the game:

It’s a pity because we have two or three situations with Atsu, one v one, that we didn’t find this final pass to make the difference. But, again, I will say that when you get a point against a good team, away from home, you have to be pleased.

Murphy and Atsu were really good because defending all the time and, after, attacking, you need the legs. The goal was a great counter-attack.

Fabian Schar (£4.6m) will be suspended for the visit of Wolves on Sunday after collecting his fifth yellow card in just six appearances.

Kenedy (£4.9m) missed out on Wednesday through injury, meanwhile.

Benitez said of the on-loan Chelsea midfielder:

He has a problem with his toe. He couldn’t put his boots on and he couldn’t train in the last couple of days.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1) Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Zouma, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Lookman (Calvert-Lewin 78′), Sigurdsson (Walcott 69′), Richarlison; Tosun (Bernard 69′).

Newcastle United XI (5-4-1) Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo; Atsu, Diame, Sung-yeung, Murphy (Perez 64′); Rondon (Joselu 74′).

Fulham 1-1 Leicester City

  • Goals: Aboubakar Kamara (£4.3m) | James Maddison (£6.8m)
  • Assists: Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) | Shinji Okazaki (£5.2m)

Fantasy interest had largely cooled in James Maddison (£6.8m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) towards the beginning of November but the pair have showcased their mid-price credentials in recent Gameweeks and both players emerged from this draw at Craven Cottage with attacking returns.

Maddison swept home a Shinji Okazaki (£5.2m) pass to level the scores up at 1-1 on 73 minutes and was Leicester’s main goal threat in the absence of the injured Jamie Vardy (£8.9m), registering more shots on goal and key passes than any of his team-mates.

The former Norwich City midfielder also supplied Leicester’s only “big chance”, which the ineffective Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) spurned when clean through on goal.

While Maddison’s form has picked up, Leicester’s fixtures are about to get much tougher (three meetings with “big six” sides over the next four Gameweeks) and interest in the attacking midfielder would seem likely to remain cool for the time being.

Fulham, however, enjoy a fantastic run from Gameweeks 17 to 20 and Mitrovic surely enters the mid-price forward equation at this point, particularly given how secure his place looks in Claudio Ranieri’s starting XI.

The Serbian striker held the ball up admirably and linked well with the players around him, setting Aboubakar Kamara (£4.3m) on his way for the budget forward’s first Premier League strike.

No player had more efforts on goal than Mitrovic in this match, with one header creeping just wide and a goalbound strike being deflected off-target late in the game.

The Serbia international still sits on four yellow cards, however, and the possibility of him being cautioned again in the coming weeks may deter some investment over the festive period.

One player who again caught the eye from an attacking point of view was Callum Chambers (£4.2m), who was once more deployed “out of position” in central midfield and who regularly got forward to support the Fulham attack.

Chambers had four attempts on goal, including a free header from a Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) corner and a well-hit strike that Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) did brilliantly to tip away.

A clean sheet still eludes Fulham but there were some positive signs as Ranieri named the same back four for the third game in a row.

The Cottagers’ boss said of his backline:

I think the more times they play together, the movement will be together. I want to see one man, at the moment they are four men but I want to see only one man and slowly, slowly they understand my vision.

Injuries to Vardy and Johnny Evans (£4.8m) forced Claude Puel into making two of four changes to his starting XI, with Caglar Soyuncu (£4.9m) a little shaky on a rare start at centre-half.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Sergio Rico; Christie (Ream 84′), Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand (Bryan 77); Chambers, Seri; Kamara, Vietto (Cairney 45), Ryan Sessegnon; Mitrovic.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Simpson (Okazaki 72′), Morgan, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Mendy (Iborra 72′), Ndidi; Diabate (Gray 55′), Maddison, Albrighton; Iheanacho.

 

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  1. Hooky
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Richarlison is better on the wing

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      He managed to keep more BAPS too when he played on the wing.

      1. applebonkers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        bit deceptive imo, is a minor miracle to get 3bps with 24bps

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      So much better Silva is silly

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      But they still drew

    4. applebonkers
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      his goal and many other good chances were from set-pieces

  2. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts on what to do this week?
    1 FT 0.3m ITB.

    Patricio / Button
    Alonso / Laporte / Digne / Doherty / AWB
    Sterling / Salah / Martial / Murphy / Hojberg
    Kane / *Arnie / Success

    Cheers

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Arnie to Wilson or Mitrovic.

      1. melvinmbabazi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Was thinking about bringing in Auba?

  3. Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft?

    Lloris (4.0)
    TAA Doherty Kolasinac AWB Chambers
    Sterling Sane Son Fraser Camarasa
    Kane Aubameyang Jimenez

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Like it apart from Kola.

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        0.1 short of Lloris/Kola > Fabs/Alderweireld 🙁
        Maybe Ederson and a cheapie might be better..

    2. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Kola's fine, can become Digne in 19 if it goes wrong

      Mine is v. smilar, but with Success in place of Jimi (keeping doherty to rotate with fraser til new year) and a stronger 5th mid

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        good point on Digny

    3. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Decent line up.

      Personally I would switch Son to one of the WHU boys and upgrade Kola

      Matter of personal opinion though - good team

  4. Ooh Aah Cantona!
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    With rotation rife is it time to spread funds to give a strong bench? Currently sat on this, smart move or headache?

    Ederson
    Alonso, TAA, Doherty
    Sane, Sterling, Richarlison, F.Anderson
    Kane, Wilson, Jimenez

    (Button)(Fraser, *Robertson, AWB)

    *will play if not injured

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Looks very good to me tbh. Balanced and has a good bench.

  5. yer old da
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    What we thinking of this rascal WC squad?

    Fabianski, Hamer
    Alonso, TAA, Doherty, AWB, Femenia
    Sterling, Sane, Richarlison, Fraser, Kayal
    Kane, Aubameyang, Jiminez

    1. faux_C
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I would seriously think twice about Alonso.

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Like it other than Kiko and Kayal. Not too fussed about Kayal as he is 2pt fodder. But think you can do better than Kiko - can you stretch to Digne?

      1. yer old da
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        If I swapped Alonso to Laporte I could upgrade Kiko to Digne

        1. yer old da
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Digne and Kayal, or Dunk and Cairney?

        2. diesel001
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Don't do that. Chambers as a defender who plays in midfield?

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I wish I still have WC. Solid team.

  6. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Pellegrini on Perez who scored twice on Tuesday. "I'm pleased because he's a player I brought in to this team. We know he's a good striker. With Marko's injury, we have Lucas in this position. We have Andy Carroll too. We hope he will play games in a row now."

    Not sure who he is saying should get games in a row tho lol ffs I imagine Perez which would make him a great pick

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah Perez

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        He and snodgrass would therefore be my recommendations for excellent value West Ham attackinh cover

    2. Udo
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      you wouldn't have the link for that handy, I am bleeding busy at work.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        Ben dinner Twitter

        1. Udo
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanking you!

  7. Ha.
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Laca or Auba? First to 178

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Auba 178

      1. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 8 hours ago

        That's just excessive

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 8 hours ago

          Auba 178, Laca 125

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Auba

    3. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      I vote for both 177 times

  8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Chances of Robbo and Kenedy coming back for the weekend?

    Already did early transfers - so need them to play really.

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      The same problem here. I hope that they will play.

    2. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      I don't think either injury is serious. Dead leg and toe.

      Fingers crossed.

  9. Niel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Guys need help regarding a Free Hit question..

    If anyone has taken a hit does the free hit chip erase that?

    I know the wildcard does that, but not sure about the free hit.

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Be aware the FH takes you back to your team as soon as the GW started (i.e. minute after the last week deadline) so any hits you have taken or even FTs you have done, it will be as if you never did them... this has caught people out before

  10. Who Ate All Depays?
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    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)
    C) any other suggestions

    1. Ready Player One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Your team is well balanced with a solid bench. The fear of Kane and Laca/Auba is hard to ignore, but Perez could be a great option (very low ownership), looks set to start now Arnie out and we can't deny hammers good fixture run.

  11. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    How is this WC team?

    Fabianski / Steele

    Alonso / TAA / Doherty / Schindler / AWB

    Sterling / Rich / FAnderson / Fraser / Camarasa

    Auba / Kane / Wilson

    1. Number 5
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Very similar to mine -

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

      Why Steele?

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    RONDON 😀

  13. MagicWaddle
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Bilva => Dilva for -4
    Y or N

  14. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Pellegrini on Perez who scored twice on Tuesday. "I'm pleased because he's a player I brought in to this team. We know he's a good striker. With Marko's injury, we have Lucas in this position. We have Andy Carroll too. We hope he will play games in a row now." #WHUFC

    for all those interested

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Cheers Ask Yourself.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Thanks mate good info

    3. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      That the guy from Newcastle??

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        That joke doesn’t really work.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 7 hours ago

          Not sure it was a joke

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 7 hours ago

            If it wasn’t I’d just pretend it was.

  15. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Anyone know how Gudmundsson is playing?

    I've been wanting to get rid for ages but have had more pressing transfers, just want to know if he's shown any promise at all.

  16. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Need to bench 2...

    A) Kenedy (WOL)
    B) Laporte (che)
    C) Alonso (MCI)
    D) AWB (whu)

    Currently playing the expensive ones basically.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 8 hours ago

      Yeah I would too

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      CD

  17. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Look at the arsenal fixture congestion considering Auba won’t have to play Europe. He seriously won’t need a rest VS HUD he gets a whole week off twice before the next lot

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Arsenal fixtures:

      PL this weekend: HUD
      EL on Thursday: QARABAG (Arsenal U21s will be playing in that game)
      PL next weekend: sou
      EFL Cup on Wednesday: TOT
      PL weekend: BUR
      PL Boxing Day (4 days after last PL game): bha
      29/12 (3 days after Boxing Day): liv
      New Year's Day (3 days after last PL game): FUL

      A lot hinges on this EFL Cup game. That would usually be an ideal time to rest players, but with it being Spurs it could be the BUR game where rotation happens (same thing Liverpool did basically)

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Damn looks like you’re right about BUR

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Not so much about a rest, but whether thay maintain formation and Lacazette starts.
      If revert to previous then both could start.

      1. Ready Player One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Thoughts on having both Laca and Auba then?

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          No clue tbh. I have none atm b/c big downside risk (and upside) to picking wrong

  18. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Had the money for Kane b4 deadline but went Auba instead.

    If I had went for Kane I could have upgraded Arnie to Laca.

    Now I have Auba and can't afford to upgrade Arnie to Kane.

    So annoying.

    1. Ready Player One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      SAME! Hurts doesn't it!

      Kane always trolls me. Just hoped Auba would be a great diff.

      Roll on HUD game.

  19. BinManJack
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    How do people think about this for a -8:

    Alonso / Salah / Arnie > Balbuena / Sterling / Auba (c)?

    Struggling to pull the trigger...

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      No. Salah vs BOU could hurt you. Find other way to get Auba or even Laca.

    2. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      I'm not a fan of that for a -8. You are taking hits on two players that will likely play and could score decent points this week (Alonso and Salah) and bringing in Balbuena (isn't he injured?)

      I would pick one of Salah or Alonso to downgrade but not both at once for hits this week

  20. Merlinho
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Martial and Arnie to go, two options:

    1) Aubamayang and Camarasa (might need to go today to avoid price raise preventing)
    2) Lacazette and Gudmundsson (or Paterson??)

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      1

  21. Bat Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Start Alonso or TAA?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Both

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      TAA

  22. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Aguero --> Aubameyang worth a -4?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Depends whether Aguero's fit

  23. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Hava TAA. Thinking of selling Roberston to upgrade Hojberg.

    Good move and any suggestions who to get in?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      What's the price ceiling to replace Hojberg? 6-6.5?

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        5.8 to 6.3

  24. AzzaroMax99
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 8 hours ago

    Martial, Robbo, Kenedy are my injured players.
    Anything new about them?

    1. applebonkers
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      surely a dead leg will not keep robertson out for more than 1, especially when his replacement's dead muscle is his brain

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        haha true 😀

  25. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Won't do it this week (done transfers) but soon, would you bring in TAA for Robbo (SP 6.2) or Alonso (SP 6.8)? Looks like a good chance to save on funds.

    They are my only pool/Chelsea players.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Robbo, Alonso can always score big at anytime.

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 7 hours ago

        Thinking the same actually - just seen Alonso's fixtures. Would enable a million to upgrade Kenedy, Richarlison (just to cover the bad games), which could be useful.

  26. Bunk Moreland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Any advice on my forward situation? I need to shift Arnie, and in a couple of gws Paterson.

    It's either

    ASalah and Arnie > Kane + 7,6mid -4
    B Arnie to Wilson or Mitro for free.
    C Save transfer and play Success against eve

    Salah / Sterling / Sane / F. Anderson / Paterson

    Auba / Arnie (Success)

    1. paulfantham
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      I’d go A with Richarlison / Martial

  27. applebonkers
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    was one of those frustrated digne owners. one concern though, he took a lot of knocks that match, mostly around the same area (ankle). guess the monday night match and having silva manager will help there though. watford was the match i earmarked as most likely for digne to get a set-piece assist in so we'll see, was a bit unfortunate that lascelles made it back last night as everton had an obscene amount of set-pieces. him and siggy did under-hit far too many of them though

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Haul incoming vs Watrord hopefully 🙂

  28. Gudjohnsen
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Is 244 points a decent return from your captain choice in 15 games or 16,3 points per game?

    1. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Yeah its good.

    3. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      yep, anything above 12 is fine

    4. drughi
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      I have 250 points, happy with that. Only 3 captain blanks so far

  29. paulfantham
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    With Gomez out and no return date does TAA look nailed on to start now do we think?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 7 hours ago

      Yes should be

  30. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 7 hours ago

    Kinda nervous about Kane (C) Son and Trippier away to Leicester..
    Trippier probably won't play anyway