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. TAT
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Season not going well; time for some risky moves. Think I'm set on Alonso/Arnie > Balbuena/Laca. Hello Laca/Auba double-up!

  2. wasp3000
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    1 FT 0.7m ITB

    Fabianski Patricio
    Alonso Robbo TAA AWB Doherty
    Salah Sane Richarlison Gudmundsson Hojbjerg
    Kane Arnie Jimenez

    A) Arnie & Salah --> Aubameyang & Eriksen (-4)
    B) Arnie & Salah --> Lacazette & Eriksen/Mane/Hazard (-4)
    C) Arnie & Alonso --> Lacazette & Kolasinac (-4)
    D) Something else

    Thoughts very much appreciated

  3. La Roja
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Bottom of previous page, what to do here?

    Hennessey
    AWB Alonso Doherty
    Martial* Salah Sane Richarlison
    Kane Wilson Arnie*

    Button Bennett Cedric Billing*

    1.2m ITB and 1 FT

    A) Martial Arnie ➡ Fraser Laca -4
    B) Arnie Alonso ➡ Laca Bellerin/Kola -4
    C) Arnie Martial ➡ Sterling Kamara -4
    D) Arnie Martial ➡ Auba 4.4m -4

    1. Poison Apple
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    2. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      B looks fine, Sterling can brought in for Salah next week

      1. Holmes
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        A actually since Martial is injured

    3. The_Bucc
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      A

  4. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    For those who missed it last night.

    Last Man Standing GW15 🏆 (1779 teams)

    Safety score = 40
    Top score = 93
    LMS average = 56.58

    158 eliminated, 1621 through to GW16
    Congrats to all the survivors. 🙂

    Code is 988-578
    Scores needed after hits are 57,54,35,39,45,49,44,43,32,51,50,49,33,47 and 40 for GWs 1-15

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Knocked out 2 weeks ago when I managed a massive 23 points. Next year.

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

    Have used 1FT on Arnie -> Mitro.. Should I just hope Martial is OK/let my bench do the work if not or take a hit?

    Lloris
    Alonso - Yedlin - Digne
    Rich - Anderson - Martial* - Hazard
    Auba (c) - Kane - Mitro

    Lossl - Bennett - AWB - Obiang

    0FT, 0.8 ITB

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I'd leave it, you really, really need some City attacking coverage next week though.

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

        Cheers.. Could be the end for Hazard then 🙂

  6. rnrd
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    on a WC...

    A- Alonso
    B- Fanderson?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Fanderson

  7. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    There should be a button to undo wildcard - I'm playing mine this week when it's really not needed, a free transfer or a hit would've been enough 😀

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

    The scene.
    Me at work at the pub. We’re closed during the day and in mostly answer the phone and get things organised.
    The kitchen porter is in the kitchen prepping up for Sunday lunch, he speaks no English, we mostly nod at each other.
    But in the background, a never ending loop of Baby Don’t Hurt Me on the radio.
    I’m going mad.

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

      Does he understand today is Thursday and not Sunday?

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

        Ha

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

    Which one is more important to have?

    A) Sterling (have Sane)
    B) Auba or Laca (no Ars)

    Cant have both.

    1. BananaMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Need an Arsenal with their run of games.

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

      Sterling is a must I think

  10. BananaMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Ready to pull the 4pt hit trigger...
    Mane & Arnie -->
    A) B.Silva & Laca
    B) Pereyra & Auba
    C) Fraser & Auba

    My preference is A, Bernardo Silva has played the most minutes of the City attacking mids, City's fixtures after Chelsea are looking good. Lacazette has a decent run of fixtures, can get goals from the bench.

    Thoughts?

    1. puhd
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I like A and C

      1. BananaMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Fraser sounds appealing but his fixtures are not kind for December, I always seem to land on him during a dry spell and get rid when he bags! Im cautious of going there again!

        1. Poison Apple
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          This actually means he score in bad fixture so its the perfect time to get him in 😉

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

      c

    3. Poison Apple
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      C

  11. puhd
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Downgrading Alonso to afford Arnie to Laca. For a hit. Yes or no?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Considering this move myself.

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

      This was exactly what I was going to do.. Then done Arnie -> Mitro and now regret it!

      1. Stars
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        After Man United, Fulham have 4 decent fixtures for Mitrovic goals

        1. Typo
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          United is a decent fixtures now a days mate. They have kept like 2 cleanies

    3. puhd
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Schindler looks like the best Alonso replacement given his fixtures.

    4. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      i did exactly that yesterday for a -4 to bring laca and kolasinac...maybe it was a bit rashed decision with kolasinac but its okay, may come good after all

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Who do you have upfront with Lacazette?

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

          Kane and mitro

          1. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 6 hours ago

            Nice.

    5. Typo
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Considering this myself. Its whether I downgrade Robbo or Alonso tho.

      What defender are you looking at for alonso?

      1. puhd
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Schindler. Gives me 1m extra cash. Other defenders are Laporte Robertson AWB Bennett

    6. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 34 mins ago

      Yes. Schindler

  12. Babit1967
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Going to offload martial and arnie but unsure who to go to would you go for

    A) son and Wilson exact funds
    B) Dilva and Mitrovic leaves .1 ?

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Ooh, I really like all four. Probably Silva and Mitrovic.

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

      Why get rid of Martial? United have a good run coming up!

      1. Babit1967
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Ah so he isn’t injured in that case I’ll keep and offload arnie just now

    3. Stars
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      A

    4. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Wouldn't sell him before Fulham. Not for Son who knows will he start.

  13. Stars
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Click here on ‘one caution away’ tab for info
    http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/discipline/suspensions

  14. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    What do people think about doubling up on Auba and Kane?

    I can do it quite easily by downgrading Hazard but it might be a knee jerk reaction to Kane outscoring Auba (whom I just bought).

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

      Popular move at the moment

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Can't see much downside unless Hazard status hauling again

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      WC this week and will have both

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Probably wrong week to get Kane in my opinion. Leicester away aren't as easy as Southampton at home, and Spurs have a big Champions League match just around the corner.

    4. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I got both last week. Partial success but it saves me a transfer this week

    5. AR07
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I’ve jumped on it

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

      Good move imo, also makes it easy to get Aguero back when he's on form

    7. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I didn't expect it to be this popular tbh. Downgrade Hazard to Martial if fit?

  15. Naby K8a
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Who's going Laca over Auba then?

    1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Me I think, and Laca(C) this weekend I reckon

      1. BananaMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Same

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

      Both is the way to go 😉

      1. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        It's the way I'm going, which probably means we're both lost.

    3. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Me too, but I might go for the double-up.

    4. The 12th Man
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Thinking about having both.

      1. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        ... and WITH Kane??

        1. The 12th Man
          • 5 Years
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          Yep.
          Plus Sterling and Dilva

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            I can say Im not a fan of your defensive line - without having a look at it 🙂

            1. The 12th Man
              • 5 Years
              6 days, 4 hours ago

              Lol. Probably. I’ve been shifting funds out of defence the past few weeks.
              I have Alonso, TAA, Doherty, AWB,Duffy before any transfers.

              Alonso > Kolasinac then Duffy > 5.0 or less the following week if I get Lacazette.

              1. Pieterke30
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 days, 4 hours ago

                Decent enough I guess

                I have Alonso Robbo Doh ABW Digne

                Downgrading Alonso to Schindler I think to upgrade Arnie to Lacazette or Aubameyang

                Laca would be just that for a -4
                For Auba, would need to downgrade Martial, for a -8

                (not gonna keep Martial for much logner anyway)

                what do you say mate?
                Auba or Laca?

    5. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I dont know what to do.

      Prefer Laca this weekend as he is more nailed on to start, but is he nailed on to start over a long run of fixtures? It doesnt seem like it.

      So going for him might not be a good idea.

      Which makes me wanna go for Aubam despite what his more expensive price does to my team. But if he doesnt start vs HUD it will be very annoying.

      Hence the first line of this reply

      1. The 12th Man
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Aye, tough choice. Both look good to me . Same as the City Midfield scenario I think.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 days, 4 hours ago

          But I already have Sané and Sterling. I have a decent bench but still...

          1. The 12th Man
            • 5 Years
            6 days, 4 hours ago

            If your not getting both will probably have to chose one and hope you’ve picked the right one.

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 days, 4 hours ago

              ... yeah. Lost my mojo a few weeks bac, stagnating with some bad luck. No momentum. My choice will prob turn out to be the bad one

      2. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        6 days, 4 hours ago

        I think Laca is nailed at home v weak teams thus making him attractive

  16. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Who do you prefer for the next few weeks, Chicharito or Lucas Perez?

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Perez

    2. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I've gone Chicha, he's a proven prem goalscorer

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

      Chicha

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Probably Perez, Chicharito didn't register a shot the other night.

    5. SpagBol
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Tough one but I chose Chicharito

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

      Easy choice for me Chico the man...…..I am a season ticket holder and Chico passes the eye test and links well with Anderson.....plus a bit of a flat track bully and comng fixtures will suit...…….oh and I have Fraser so don't want double BOU.

  17. Hman
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Why no love for Salah?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      I still love him, just can't justify owning him anymore

    2. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      For that price tag, a hat-trick by now wouldve been nice!

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Money money money.

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

        Whos your liverpool attacking coverage?

    4. puhd
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Just not returning enough points given his price

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

      I still have him but I might have to bump him off in favour of Sterling + cash

    6. Swanremainsthesame
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Sterling
      MCI
      Value for money -:
      6th in the list & millions more is not attractive by gw15

      Sterling £11.5 104
      Hazard £11.0 94
      Alonso £7.1 93
      Auba £11.2 93
      Wilson £7.0 92

      Salah £13.0 90
      Fraser £6.2 86
      Kane £12.5 85
      Robbo £6.5 84
      Sané £9.4 81

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

      I still have him. He only played 25 mins yesterday so good chance he'll start against Bournemouth. I'll take him out next week for sterling.

  18. AR07
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Which 2 to play from these?

    A) Alonso (MCI)
    B) AWB (WHU)
    C) Deulofeu (EVE)
    D) Hojbjerg (Cardiff)
    E) Bennett (NEW)

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

      AB

  19. Becks
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Lossl
    Alonso TAA Doherty Digne
    Salah Hazard Siggy
    Kane Wilson Jimenez

    Hamer Højbjerg Stephens Lovren
    1ft 1.1itb

    Plan is to keep Salah and Hazard this weekend, and transfer one of them out for Sterling next week.

    Best use of 1ft?
    A) Lovren to 5.4 (PVA, Stones, or cheapie)
    B) Hamer to Hennessey

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      B, good god. Lössl is a good goalie,but Huddersfield are horrendous.

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

        You're right, not as good defensively as last season, Lossl got me two clean sheets in five games happy about that.

      2. Stars
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Hud at home are much better than when they play away. G17&18 look good for Huddersfield

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

          Thats why i'm keeping him and upgrading Hamer, scared of Arsenal vs. hud

  20. Swanremainsthesame
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Very perplexed here.
    I had Sterling(C)=0,Alonso=0,Arnautovich=0 on the pitch
    WanB=1,Doherty=5,Jiminez=8 on the bench

    My points are showing only Sterling swapped out for Wanb, BUT Doherty & Jiminez still on the bench !!

    Am I missing something in the rules, like only your C gets substituted ???

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

      Alonso and Arnie both played so don't get subbed

      1. Wild Rover
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Haha, yes this. Didn't twig 😀

    2. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Alonso and Arnie played so they can't be subbed off

    3. Wild Rover
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      You are missing giving us some correct info 😉

    4. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Team link?

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

      Alonso and Arnie played = no autosubs for them

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

      Alonso and Arnautovic played.

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

      Not sure if serious.. But il take the bait. Check the minutes played under their names in the points section 🙂

    8. Giroud Depardieu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Alonso & Arnie played, so that don't get substituted

    9. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Alonso did play, but conceded twice ans pickes up a yellow
      Arnie played, got a YC, and got hooked off after rupturing his hammy or smth.
      Only players who play 0 mins are subbed out.

    10. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Alonso and Arnautovic both played but returned 0 points. Subs only come in if they miss out all together.

    11. BoomBoomShacktheroom
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Alonso and Arnautovic actually played, so your subs don't come on.

    12. maratus
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Subtitutes comes for field if your players dont get any minutes, aonso played for example and got YC

    13. Stars
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      You are perplexed? We are perplexed now as to what you mean.

  21. BoomBoomShacktheroom
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    How does the team look? 0FT and 2.6 mill in the bank...

    Fabianski
    Alonso Robertson Doherty
    Eriksen Sane Richarlison Martial
    Kane(c) Wilson Jimenez

    Patricio; Stones, AWB, Obiang

    Should I play stones? But over who?
    Do you think any players aren't going to play? Do I need to do a hit?
    So many questions....

    1. GaabRop
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Have the exact same back five...I'm starting Stones instead of Alonso. Big chance that Stones won't play I guess, in that case Alonso comes off the bench

      1. BoomBoomShacktheroom
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        good to know. I have a feeling each team will score. So suspect it will be about where the attacking points lie.

        1. GaabRop
          6 days, 6 hours ago

          I give Stones 3 GW's...if he plays in only one of those, I will sell him. Was hoping that him and Laporte would be City central defenders, but looks like it is Otamendi and Laporte

  22. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Alonso to bellerin worth -4?

    1. AR07
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Not for me

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

      no.

    3. Stars
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Not if it’s based on this weeks games. If it’s for long term planning then maybe

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

    On WC

    Van Dijk or Laporte?

    1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      VVD for me

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

      TAA is a must considering gomez is out.. And I dint want to double up with VVD.. So laporte

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Van Dijk

    4. puhd
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      What are your other defenders? If you already have Robertson or TAA then I’d go Laporte.

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

        Yes, already have TAA

    5. BoomBoomShacktheroom
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      VVD

  24. This
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Is Lucas Perez now the backup of Arni coming weeks? Is there any WH fan who can help out? 😉

    1. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Want to know the same, surely Chicharito is nailed but i'd like confirmation

    2. Stars
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Andy Carroll hovering about, for a few days until he gets injured again.

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

      Pellegrini is asked about Lucas Perez:

      "I'm pleased because he's a player I brought in this season to this team. We know he's a good striker and the important thing is, when he has a chance, he takes it. 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."

      1. This
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Hmm that is not very clear 😛 could be both options then (Perez and Carrol)

  25. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Which 2 would you play out of these this week fellas??
    A- Fraser
    B- Brooks
    C- Balbuena
    D- Jiménez
    E- Doherty
    Cheers lads

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Jimmy and Doherty, easy.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        That’s reassuring to know mate as they are the 2 I’ve gone for currently cheers mate

    2. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      B and C

  26. as33
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    I have Hazard, Salah, Fraser, Martial, Kane, Wilson, Arnie- doni need to get Auba or Laca for this GW, Kane>Auba?

    1. as33
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Or just Arnie> to any 7m forward?

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

    On WC

    Auba or Laca?

    Can’t have both because of Kane and Sterling

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

    Hi Guys

    My team is:

    Fab

    Roberson, Alonso, Laporte, TAA

    Richarlison Sterling F.Anderson

    Auba, Kane, Wilson

    0.9m ITB

    I have 3 playing subs

    Any transfers needed?

    1. SpagBol
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      No. Very solid team

  29. ct mariner
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    hart
    Robertson Doherty Alonso
    Salah f.Anderson Fraser Richarlson
    Aguero Arnautovic Wilson

    (ryan AWB Bennett Hojbjerg)

    1ft and 2.7 in bank

    1. arnie to laca for free

    or
    2. arnie and alonso to auba and 5.5 or less defender for -4 hit

    1?

    1. ct mariner
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      error in above - i have kane not aguero!

  30. Jellyfish
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 6 hours ago

    Team for GW:

    Fab (Hamer)
    TAA Digne Doherty
    Sane Sterling Rich Fanderson
    Auba Wilson Kane

    (AWB Schindler Stephens*)

    Thinking the Sane/Sterling risk of rotation/resting requires a stronger bench option than Stephens.

    0.9 in the bank would allow me to do Stephens > Snodgrass

    Worth doing?
    Are there better >5.3 midfield options?
    or…
    Stick with Stephens

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Wow that's a great team - going with Alonso can work wonders it seems!

      I'd keep the 0.9 myself, I would say it's very rare that you should need all three bench players. I think the money could be used for a bigger points upgrade in the future given that you have a full bench anyway.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks, sound advice. I was thinking the inclusion of Snoddy (or similar) would make my team look too top heavy. Stephens should be a reliable 2 pointer off the bench if needed

    2. SpagBol
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 6 hours ago

      Best team I've seen in a while. Wow!

      If I had my WC still available, this would be my exact team...

      To answer your question, yes go with Snodgrass

      1. Jellyfish
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 6 hours ago

        Thanks mate