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.

 

1,326 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TaiwanHC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Fabianski - 4.0
    Laporte - TAA - Doherty - Schindler - AWB
    Sterling - Sane - Richarlison - F Anderson - Gibbs-White
    Kane - Aubameyang - Wilson

    Thanks guys!

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Great team

    2. J T
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Nice! Not sure if Gibbs-White will play much though! Neves back from suspension now

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Not many options in that price range though. Do you have any alternatives?

        1. tricky80
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          I went for Hogg, almost guaranteed to start and decent creativity for 4.4.

    3. Game Over
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      looks ok to me

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        What would you improve?

        1. Game Over
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          yeah Digne a great option, like the guy below says

    4. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I would downgrade Laporte to a Kolasinac or Digne and upgrade Gibbs-White. dont think hell get much time

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Don’t you think Monreal will be back soon?

    5. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Anderson, Wilson, Gibbs > Son, Fraser, Kamara?

      1. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I have so much value in Wilson already so don’t think that an option, great advice though

    6. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      V similar to mine, except that I have Digne for Laporte (in part to enable me to jump back on the Kun bandwagon if required)

    7. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      nice maybe don't take a risk on MGW though

      masuaku 4.3 too

      assist last night and could cement place

    8. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Well you have the same GKs, back 5, front 3 and 3 of the same mids as me so I'm bound to say it looks great!

    9. Pegboy
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I'm £2.2m off being able to afford that *sobs gently*

      I'd ignore calls to downgrade Laporte below and definitely not for Digne. Fine the way it is, though I'd be tempted by a more solid starter than Gibbs-White, even if they'll only ever get you 2 pts. It's only for use in emergencies and you want to be absolutely certain they'll be playing that week.

  2. Game Over
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    any price changes expected tonight?

    Specifically Kane, Hazard, Alonso and TAA

    thanks!

      1. Game Over
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        thanks, but I don't really understand it.

        1. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Its pretty straight forward mate

          1. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            thanks mate

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Can I help you?

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

          If its +80 (or more) its a chance of rising. If its -80 (or more) its a chance of fall.
          Thats it

        4. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Where it say 'target' 100% is the expected rise or fall target. The nearer to 100% the more likely they are to rise or fall. Click on target and it changes to display likely fallers

          1. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            ok, cheers!

            1. Jellyfish
              • 7 Years
              11 months, 18 days ago

              As an example, if you search Cairney (Ful) you will see he is on 98.1% to rise

              1. Taff1952
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 18 days ago

                Think you mean fall

        5. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          fantasy football fix app looks more accurate, try that one. FPLstatitstics usually pretty good as estimate. If a player is 100% or above it is likely they rise, if below 100% likely to fall. And those red and blue arrows signifies how fast they are rising (blue) and falling (red). If one, slowly, if three, fast.

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            'if below 100% likely to fall'

            Eh? 😕

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 18 days ago

              ho ho, that went wrong ye

              hopefully the reicever understood what i tried to say-)

          2. Game Over
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            ok thanks!

  3. pjomara
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    LoL at all the casuals getting Snodgrass!

    1. Winterburn is Coming
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      This casual is getting him. Averages over 3 key passes over last 6 GWs, 3 assists in last two games (coincided with him being moved out to his preferred position on RW), Pellegrini now favours him for this position over Diangana, with Yarmolenko out for a while.

      Add into that the run of fixtures and his prices, bit of a no-brainer for me.

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I thought LOL@ had gone out of vogue?

      1. KingOllie
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        u will get a ban now. RIP

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      watching West ham and you will notice he is their set piece taker and both eye test and stats says he is a decent differential pick with a great run of fixtures, if you can´t afford Fanderson (who is not exactly the most reliable player ever, fantastic at his best but also not much better than the average man in the street when he is off). West Ham have a squad depth that may lead to rotation but that will apply for most cases. Instead of laughing you could watch games, you know-)

  4. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Any helps please, too many injuries.

    What to do with this? 1 FT 1.4 ITB

    Pat - Hamer
    Alonso - Laporte - TAA - Trippier* - AWB
    Mane* - Sane - Richarlison - Martial* - Billing*
    Arnie* - Kane - Wilson

    So Mane, Martial, Arnie and Trippier injured, Sane probably rested ja Billing banned would give me just probably 8 starting player.
    How to take hits, dont know is it -4, -8 or even -12 to get 11 out on weekend.

    1. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Having only 2 fit midfielder doesnt look good.

    2. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I'd suggest not tearing that team apart.

      Trippier and Martial both look like good players to own over Christmas period.

      You could do Mane and Arnautovic Aubameyang/Lacazette and a decent mid.

      Not time to panic I wouldn't say, team still looks pretty good.

      Alonso, TAA, AWB, Sane, Richarlison, Martial, Kane, Wilson are all players that people are looking to own I'd say.

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks.
        I dont know who is best 6.9mid to have and ir Mane is out probably going with Jimenez and Sterling over Laca and 6.9mid. How that sounds?

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Mane is injured with a cut on his foot, which usually recovers in 3-5 days, i´d be surprised if he is not fit for the weekend and will start if fit. Unless there is some inflammation that takes more time to heal than usual, so just wait and listen to presser.

          1. Strchld
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 18 days ago

            They have important CL games coming, thats why I see him to Be benched even if fit.

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 18 days ago

              no point in arguing since we know little about the situation, best thing will be to listen to Klopps wording, how Klopp choose his words often indicates how he thinks. For instance, Mané before Burnley game should have been closer to 75% almost red as pr the quotes; he wears sandals, we don´t play in sandals (not sure it was sandals or slippers he said but nonetheless, that was a pretty clear saying that he won´t feature). If he says he is back, then he might be in the squad but not starting, Klopp sometimes say, 100% clear or something like that, that often indicates the player will start. Time will tell

  5. Stoichkov#8
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Serious question:

    A) Son (have Kane)
    B) Felipe Anderson

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I’ve all 3, but Son easily.

    2. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I think Anderson mate. See him doing very well and looks nailed.

  6. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Is Kolasinac a good short term option?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Slightly concerned that injury to Holding might see Arsenal return to a back 4. If so this surely limits the threat of Kolasinac...

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Well he's not a long term option if that helps.

  7. some witty pun
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    A) Hazard + Arnie -> Fraser + Auba (-4)
    B) Salah + Arnie -> Felipe Anderson + Auba (-4)
    C) Arnie -> Mitrovic

    1. Bennison
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      D) Save transfer if have decent bench?

  8. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    What do we think the Spurs midfield will be against Barcelona next week? Trying to guess which mids are likely to be rested. For me Eriksen and Son are likely to be rested on Saturday.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Overrun 😉

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Ha

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Nice

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          I'd only be guessing at a serious answer

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    RMT suggestions my WC will get 4 more points than my team over the next 6 GWs! Well that was a waste of time then 😆

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I've always found the tool hugely 'normalises' scores so noone is ever predicted to get more than c. 7-8 points, so no accounting for multiple goals and hauls.

      It can be useful as a guide for comparing players in terms of relative results for upcoming fixtures but I wouldn't read too much into the actual scores it predicts

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers mate 🙂

  10. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    choose one:

    A arni to laca for free
    B alonso and arnie to bellerin and auba -4
    c arnie to mitro for free to enable richar to sane after the chelsea city game

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      A

  11. Merlinho
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Arnie has to go, two options:

    1) 4 point hit for Aubamayang and Martial to Camarasa (might need to go today to avoid price raise preventing)

    2) 8 point hit for Lacazette, Martial to Felipe Anderson and Alonso to Kalisinic..

    The second one stolen from the scoutcast seems more fun but I never do 8 point hits normally. I could do the Anderson transfer next week though and still do the rest...

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      If you're happy in principle with Lacazette why not do 1) with an upgrade on Camarasa

      1. Merlinho
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I'm not sure I am happy in principle with Lacazette, nervous over benching!

        I did consider an upgrade on Camarasa but there is nothing out there in that price range that would work, it would give me £6.2m to spend and the only options there are Fraser (I have Brooks and Fraser's fixtures drop off for a while), Gudmundsson (not great form or fixtures) and then you're down at Doucouré, Townsend, Milojevic etc...

        Slim pickings...

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Fair point about price-range. Don't have any great suggestions

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Which combo will score more points this week?

    A) Kolasinac - Hazard - Kane(c) +4

    Or

    B) Son - Kane - Lacazette(c)

  13. Bad Butcher
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Rate my WC please! GTG?

    Fab (Hamer)
    TAA Kola Doh (AWB Schindler)
    Ster Sane Richa Fanderson (Gunna)
    Kane Auba Wilson

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      My ream atm 🙂
      15/15 hahahaha

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Thinking Anderson, Gunnar, Wilson > Son, Fraser, Kamara..
        Thoughts?

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Really weak def

  14. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Can you see any obvious adjustments to that team worth a - 4 hit?

    Fabianski/Hamer
    TAA/Digne/Laporte/Dunk/Awb
    Salah/Sane/Siggy/F.Anderson/Gunnarson
    Kane/Wilson/King

    0.5itb

  15. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Alonso, Haz, Arnie > Bellerin, F. Anderson, Kane?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      sounds good to me

  16. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Would you do Ryan > Fabianski after this gw?

  17. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Problem with wild carding next week over this is I’ll miss about 5 risers and have 4-5 fallers.
    Won’t be able to get the team I wanted. Hmm

    1. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Don't hold your horses then, pull the trigger 😉

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        It’s such a tough call.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I'd WC now then and try have a good balance of players you'd want next week and this

    3. J T
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Always the way!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        You know it.

    4. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I wish you'd just bloody WC and get it over with 😀

  18. DaveVak
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    So what are people doing about the midfield?

    Past weeks, looking at my team, it looks like:
    1. We have plenty of good budget option in FW, so can be flexible with the money spent there
    2. We have some really good budget options in Defense too, with Robbo rotated and injured, and Alonso's star in decline, we can avoid over-investing there.

    In midfield though, no one but Sterling from the premium really shines, and he is someone you need good coverage for either way, because he can be rotated.
    At the moment, I have a lot of 'meh' options there, and outside Fraser, whom I want to keep, but need coverage for in the next few tough fixtures, I am unhappy with the rest.

    What are people's thoughts on that?

  19. zakard
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Fab / hamer
    Laporte Bellerin TAA Doherty AWB
    Sane Rich Anderson Brooks Eriksen
    Kane Jimenez Auba

    Not sure about eriksen... but best mid for 9.4 ?
    0.2itb

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Brooks is not nailed with Stanislas back.

      You might want a 15-man team

  20. fastgun2111
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Can Anybody give me an update on Kieren Trippier? Better to sell? or should he be back after Saturday?

  21. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Is hazard / Mitro to Kane and fodder (probably Cairney) for - 8 madness?

  22. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Arnie > Laca for free before WC next week?

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Yes definitely

    2. jumpinjeffflash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Yessir, this was going to be my plan also! Which means I've probably jinxed the whole thing, so I apologise in advance...

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I can not think of a reason not to.

      1. YoungPretender
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks all.

  23. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Is Kane essential? I'm regretting having gone Sane and Auba over him mainly due to their rotation risk and the mouth breather's security of starts.

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Yep I'm in the same boat. Regretting it now

      1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        *boaties

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      No, but I picked him for that reason + pts

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        It will be nervy not having him.

        1. MTPockets
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Quite nervy not having Auba/Lacazette though

  24. PepSala
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Do we think kola loses his place to monreal on the weekend or too soon?

  25. Jules Rimet
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

    How is Lacazettes head doing after that Bailly sitdown yesterday? No brain concussion?

  26. Disco Stu
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Crazy to go with a front line of Laca/Auba/Wilson for the next three GWs?

    1. Jules Rimet
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Depends if you have WC intact

      1. Disco Stu
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I do not

  27. Cheshire Duck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    atm :
    Fabianski - Foster
    Alonso - Bennett - Doherty - Wan Bissaka - Robertson
    Fraser - Sterling - Richarlison - Hazard - Martial
    Arnautovic - Success - Kane

    should I activate wildcard to :

    Fabianski - Foster
    Bellerin- Chambers - Doherty - Wan Bissaka - Robertson
    Eriksen - Sterling - Richarlison - Hazard - Snodgrass
    Wilson - Success - Kane
    and 0.7 ITB

  28. ZAMUNDA
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Need your opinion guys,
    Ryan/Begovic
    Alonso/TAA/Chilwell/Bennett/AWB
    Haz/Mane/Rich/Mahrez/Fraser
    Kane/Arnie/Success
    1FT, 1.2 ITB
    A) Arnie --> Jimenez/Mitro/Wilson even tho I don't wanna double uo on cherries
    B) Arnie + Mane --> Auba/Laca + Westham midfield: Anderson/Snodgrass (-4 pts)
    Or any other suggestions.

  29. Dosh
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Hazard --> Sterling or Salah for next week only?

    1. Dosh
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      or keep Hazard? This move will be for a hit.

      1. some witty pun
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Keep imo

      2. Disco Stu
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Haz's fixtures really ease up post City match, and he won't be playing mid week in Europa league

  30. some witty pun
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Is a -8 for Alonso,Hazard + Arnie -> Bellerin,Felipe Anderson + Auba too crazy?