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. J T
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Why is everyone so confident in Laca? Didn’t he start on the bench the last 2matches? Am I missing something??

    1. El Lobito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      No idea. He isn't explosive either.

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

      you own auba don't you.

      1. J T
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        No I don’t.

      2. J T
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        It’s an honest question..

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

        *team check*

        nope you don't

        so my reason is he's been rested past 2 games

        auba has played almost 2 full games

        think he has a good shout at playing this week

        easier opposition too, so good reason to play him

        1. J T
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Ok thanks, he’s a nice price for Arnie replacement that’s all

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

            yeah I detract my sarcastic first answer

            my apologies

            just a gut feeling he will play, good fixture, good reason to rest auba or at least play laca

            1. J T
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 6 hours ago

              No problem. Thanks

    3. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      He was coming back from injury, being eased back in the side.

      He’s first choice striker, on pens too.

      Auba due a rest and what better game to rest key players than a home tie v Huddersfield.

      1. J T
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Oh ok that’s helpful thank you!

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Came on both games and scores, mid week game probably means he was rested and its vs Huddersfield so they can rest some players including Auba

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

      Rest, easier home game, Auba can shift left/rest (I own neither)

    6. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      People tend to forget that when Laca is fit, he starts. (besides for the start of the season).
      I'm pretty sure Emery prefers playing Laca and Auba.
      He was only dropped due to injury.

  2. Internal Error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    I'm in pretty desperate need of funds. Would doing Robertson( bought at 6.0) to TAA be a stupid thing to do?

    1. J T
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      No, offering up the same really

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

      No. I did the same.

      Robertson may be falling soon too

    3. L Ryuzaki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      less Bonus points on TAA but since Gomez is injured, he's nailed on

  3. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Which team would you choose and who would you cap for each?

    A) free team
    Fab
    Bellerin-Kolasinac-Wanbisa-Doherty
    Salah-Hazard-Sane-Paterson
    Kane-Jimenez

    B) -4 team
    Fab
    Bellerin-Doherty-Wanbisa
    Salah-Son-Sane-Paterson
    Kane-Jimenez-Lacazette

    (Both teams have no playing subs)

    1. Superbadhine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      A

  4. Test Eagles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    When does Mane head off to African Cup? Is it worth ditching him for Sterling?

    1. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I believe the ACON is in the summer next year.

    2. shotgunnufc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      not until the summer. but yes sterling is the far superior asset either way

  5. some witty pun
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

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

    1. domadilla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Thinking of the same move.. Might go for Kolasinac and Laca

    2. Superbadhine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      Put simply - Yes.

  6. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Fabs
    Alonso - TAA - Laporte - Dunk
    Salah - Sane - Son - Murphy
    Kane (C) - Jimenez

    Rui - AWB - Obiang - Arny**

    1 FT, .5 ITB

    A) Arny > Wilson
    B) Arny > ???
    C) Obiang/Murphy or Dunk > ?
    D) Save

    1. Superbadhine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 5 hours ago

      As you have no Fraser i'd go A

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

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

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      This would be a nice answer to receive. I reckon that Kola will start again but eventually Monreal will cut into his minutes.

    2. Lemongrab
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Holding injury didn't look good so we could see Monreal playing in the 3

    3. farmerfat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Monreal wont come straight into the team after being out for so long. He will be eased into it surely...

    4. Spiderman Utd
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Monreal might take Holdings place in a 3 CB line. I was going to get Kola until the injury but changed my mind and got TAA instead..

      1. Spiderman Utd
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        They might also change back to 4 in the back and that makes Kola less interesting...

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

      No idea - "Nacho Monreal. Right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Huddersfield Town (h) on Saturday, December 8"
      https://www.arsenal.com/news/team-news-holding-ramsey-ozil-koscielny

    6. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Kola made about 4 runs yesterday to beat the offside trap which were world class.. His crosses were at another level too. If arsenal play 3 at the back he should play as lwb.. The problem is if they shift to a back 2

      1. Lemongrab
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        I got him in, worth a punt with arsenal fixtures I recon

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

    Hows this looking?

    Fabianski
    Arnold, Doherty, Digne
    Sterling, Sane, Rich, Anderson
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    Hamar, AWB, Gunnarson, Peltier.

  9. Spiderman Utd
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Kane fit enough to start again this gw and against Barca or do we think he'll be rested? Too much of a risk to (C)? Richa or Sterling better options?

    1. L Ryuzaki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Kane will play everything

      1. Spiderman Utd
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        You really think so?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Kane started all 38 games in the 15/16 season that he was fit for.

  10. Srv210
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    fina few pieces of puzzle left, little more help please

    fabianski/button
    TAA,Doherty,AWB, ___,___
    sterling,sane,richarlison,___,___
    auba,kane,wilson

    a) Alonso+hojbjerg and either kiko,fraser (double with wilson) or snodgrass+ digne

    b) Digne ,fernandez, F.Anderson , 5.3m mid

    main question is alonso or F.Anderson from here on..but take a look guys thanks

    1. Sterling Silva is better th…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      AHSD

      1. Srv210
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        or i can go auba to laca and get both felipe and alonso,is it viable??

        1. Sterling Silva is better th…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          I would

        2. Sterling Silva is better th…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          If you swapped Auba and Wilson to Laca and Jiminez and filled your two blank mids with Fraser and Snoddy you would have my attackers

        3. Sterling Silva is better th…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Then if you put Alonso and Digne in your two blank defence spots, you would have my exact team

  11. L Ryuzaki
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Bottomed
    at the moment :
    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

    1. T96
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        No

      • Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Nope, only a couple major changes isn't worth it. Arnie -> Wilson.

    2. Garra Charrua
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      After a harrowing GW15 , need some help with this bench dilemma

      bench one from this lot :
      TAA (Bou A)
      Fraser (Liv H)
      Doherty (New A)
      Fernandez (Wol H)
      Balbuena (Pal H)

      Thank You

      1. T96
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Fernandez

        • Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Fernandez - easy

      2. Wiolini
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Popping WC this week. Thoughts on this draft highly appriciated.

        Fab Hamer

        AWB Doherty Kola Schindler TAA

        Sterling Sane Son Rich Anderson

        Kane Laca Kamara

        0.1 ITB

        Thanks

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

          like it

          slight question mark over kola's minutes with nacho coming back but a great team all round

          (and nothing to say nacho doesn't slow in at cb to keep the formation following holdings injury last night)

        2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Looks good

      3. Number 5
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Thoughts on this WC team?

        Fabianski - Hammer
        Alonso - TAA - Doherty - Schindler - AWB
        Sterling - Sane - Fraser - F Anderson - Masuaku
        Kane - Aubameyang - Wilson

        Thanks guys!

        1. Srv210
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          same as mine except 2 players...but pondering over laca or auba

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

            I am deffo auba.

            Which two players for you have?

            1. Srv210
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 6 hours ago

              rich + snodgrass for felipe and fraser...but im on a WC so it can change

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

                I do want Rich...likely either him or Wilson I can have. At the moment it is Wilson, but I have Fraser but no Everton cover

        2. Hibbopotamus
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Not a fan of the Bournemouth double up but not many other options in Fraser's price range I suppose.

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

            Tbh I bought Fraser at 5.5, so he won't be leaving my team.

            However Wilson I have just brought in at 6.9. I have considered downgrading him, to change Masuaka to Richarlison

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

          Masuaku won’t last long, Cresswell preferred, find another cheap mid. Jiménez over Wilson with fixtures for me. Otherwise really good, I don’t like Anderson personally but understand the appeal he is too inconsistent for me though.

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

            That is my worry over the xmas period of not having a good enough bench.

            I can do -

            Alonso, Masuaka, Wilson -> Digne, Richarlison, Jimenez

        4. Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Not bad at all

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

        play 1 bench 3

        a) awb (whu a)
        b) fraser (liv h)
        c) success (eve a)
        d) pereira (tot h)

        currently playing B, and bench order CAD

        1. ☠Cypress Chill☠
          • 4 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          agree,play the scot bench the rest.

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

          I’d do the same

      5. Poorinho
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Should I get rid of Arnautovic before Alonso as Arnie won’t play at all?

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

          that would make sense..

      6. Fnug
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Laca or Auba?
        Sane, Son or Anderson?

        1. Srv210
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          on WC got auba but still not sure on him or laca

          sane lookss the best bet among three

          1. RECKLESS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            Were you able to fit Kane as well with Auba? Then who you let go? Hazard?

            1. Srv210
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 6 hours ago

              yes hazard out

              1. Srv210
                • 1 Year
                6 days, 6 hours ago

                but im on a WC so lot can change

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

          laca/auba tough one - go with your gut - i'm going with gut with laca

          and sane

        3. PepSala
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          I went with laca..i think Auba will be rested this weekend. He played 3 full games in 7 days

      7. Pegboy
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        a) Lacazette, Bellerin, Laporte

        b) Auba, Kolasinac, Doherty

        1. beetlejuice
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Close but i would go for B

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

          A

          1. chilli con kone
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            A. Alonso and Laca
            B. Schindler and Kane/Auba

        3. Pegboy
          • 8 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Thanks both. Think I'm leaning A, as the rest of my defence is super cheap.

        4. Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          B

      8. Nuno
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        A. Fabianski, Laporte, Gibbs-White
        B. Fabianski, Vertonghen, Camarasa
        C. Lloris, Digne, Camarasa
        D. Fabianski, Digne, Snodgrass (rotate with Fraser/Jimenez)

      9. beetlejuice
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Choose 3 to bench please? Currently I am on E-B-F in that order. Playing Hazard, Fraser and Wilson.

        A-) Hazard (vs City)
        B-) Alonso (vs City)
        C-) Fraser ( vs Liverpool)
        D-) Wilson (vs Liverpool)
        E-) Camarasa (vs Southampton)
        F-) Yedlin (vs Wolves)

      10. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Lewis Cook is out for the the season, that won´t hurt many fpl owners directly but he is instrumental to how Bournemouth plays and they have no replacements for him and could have a certain impact on their play. .He is very often the one instigating the attack with vision and classy passes. Just a mention

        1. Srv210
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          can definitely affect bournemouth's play ,isnt surman the one who played in that position last season?

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 5 hours ago

            the option is either Surman or Gosling if memory serves me right. Alongside Lerma. Howe could possibly play Brooks in the middle, but thats just a wild guess on my part. But then hemust play Stanislas in Brooks position and as we know that won´t last long-)

      11. chilli con kone
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Is it worth me bringing in Auba (c) this week for Arnie and leaving enough ITB for Auba to Kane next week?

        Or should I just get Kane in straight away and save the transfer.

        I have no other issues currently (**touch wood**)

        1. PogBooom
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Find a way to get auba and Kane both?

          1. chilli con kone
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            Impossible with my team structure unfortunately. I can only have one...

            1. PogBooom
              • 1 Year
              6 days, 6 hours ago

              Kane then

        2. Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Aub possibly rested after 3 games in 7 days...Kane

      12. Tabbara
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Which option is better:
        A:Lacazette and Fraser for Arnautovic and Martial (-4)
        already have auba,double up arsenal attack

        B:Son and Wilson for Arnautovic and Martial (-4)
        Thx

        1. PogBooom
          • 1 Year
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Probably B. Laca not nailed?

        2. Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          Why so keen on acquiring Bournemouth? Not the time to be signing them.

      13. PogBooom
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Salah + Arnie > Kane + Dilva/Son (-4)
        Already have Sané and Auba

        1. chilli con kone
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          I would with Son.

          1. Superbadhine
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 days, 5 hours ago

            This

      14. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Is Diop nailed?

        1. chilli con kone
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Yes absolutely

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

          yes

        3. william prunier
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          What do his minutes in first 15gw's suggest?

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 1 Year
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            Didnt check on it hence the question smarty pants

            1. william prunier
              • 3 Years
              6 days, 6 hours ago

              I have kept him on my wildcard so....

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

        Hassenhutl to turn ings into Werner. Essential when fit

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          He could well like Charlie Austin though?

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

            Uses 2 strikers in a very specific system. I expect ings, elyounoussi and Armstrong to thrive. 2nd striker with ings will be between Austin and gabbiadini, probably the latter based on his style. Exciting times for them at last anyway

            1. MegNuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 6 hours ago

              Maybe mate. I could never get excited about Southampton though. I do like the look of Armstrong though if he nails an attacking role

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

                They do have attacking quality in these players i’ve Mentioned I expect them to do well after new year once they settle into the new system

      16. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Geoff/Mods or any members can help me,
        RMT is suggesting me to captain Martial over Kane/Hazard even though Martial projected points is lesser than them. Thoughts?

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          I know Martial is vs Fulham, But isnt Kane vs lei much safer option?

        2. william prunier
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Perhaps make your own decision

      17. L Ryuzaki
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Arnautovic to Rashford ? How's Lukaku's fitness ?

        1. Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

          This was my move. Lukaku looked half dead yday

      18. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Would you bench Alonso (MCI) for Balbuena (CRY)?

        1. MegNuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Sounds horrible doesn't it. I personally would play Alonso before Rocky Balbuena.

        2. william prunier
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          99% of defenders but not Alonso!

      19. Hibbopotamus
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Benching Alonso for AWB. This will work out well. (Both will probably get a 1-pointer in fairness.)

        1. william prunier
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Crazy!

        2. Superbadhine
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 days, 5 hours ago

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