Scout Squad

The Scout Squad: FPL Gameweek 16

With the dust still settling on Gameweek 15, the Scout Squad panel return to offer their long-list of players to be considered for our regular Scout Picks feature before “we go again” this weekend.

The 72 nominations will be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding £83m) ahead of the Gameweek 16 deadline at 11:30 GMT on Saturday.

Regulars Joe, Az and Peter – who have five top 1k finishes between them – are this week joined by myself, filling in for the unavailable Paul.

The panel expands on their notable selections and omissions in the article below.

Joe Az Peter Neale
GK Lukasz Fabianski Lukasz Fabianski Bernd Leno Lukasz Fabianski
Jordan Pickford Jordan Pickford Lukasz Fabianski Joe Hart
Joe Hart Martin Dubravka Joe Hart Jordan Pickford
DF Matt Doherty Sead Kolasinac Hector Bellerin Lucas Digne
Lucas Digne Dejan Lovren Lucas Digne Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac Lucas Digne Matt Doherty Matt Doherty
Chris Smalling Cedric Soares Lewis Dunk Fabian Balbuena
Sean Morrison Leon Balogun Sean Morrison Trent Alexander-Arnold
MF Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Raheem Sterling Mohamed Salah
Raheem Sterling Son Heung-min Mohamed Salah Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson Anthony Martial Gylfi Sigurdsson Raheem Sterling
Felipe Anderson Felipe Anderson Felipe Anderson Felipe Anderson
Callum Paterson Raheem Sterling Callum Paterson JB Gudmundsson
FW Harry Kane PE Aubameyang Alexandre Lacazette PE Aubameyang
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette Harry Kane Harry Kane
PE Aubameyang Harry Kane Raul Jimenez Raul Jimenez
Romelu Lukaku Javier Hernandez Salomon Rondon Alexandre Lacazette
Raul Jimenez Salomon Rondon Callum Wilson Salomon Rondon

Most popular picks: Lukasz Fabianski, Lucas Digne, Mohamed Salah, Felipe Anderson, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Alexandre Lacazette (four), Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Matt Doherty, Sead Kolasinac, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Raul Jimenez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Salomon Rondon (three)

Joe said…

The balance of power switches firmly to premium strikers this week as Harry Kane looks for his sixth goal in seven league games when Spurs travel to Leicester.

With Barcelona up next a few days later in the Champions League, the striker could see his minutes curtailed but I think he’ll start against one of his favourite clubs to score against. Over his last three league encounters with the Foxes, Kane has scored an impressive seven times.

Arsenal’s home tie with Huddersfield looks irresistible. I’m advocating fielding both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for this.

The latter looks set to start, after making an impact with an assist off the bench against Manchester United last time out. Even if his strike partner misses out on a first XI berth I’m still confident of returns, after the Gabon international delivered two double-digit scores in a row as a substitute in Gameweeks 8 and 9.

If my colleagues only opt for one of this Gunners duo I’m backing Romelu Lukaku to take a striker’s spot for Fulham’s visit. A brief 27-minute run-out against Arsenal, plus a possible injury to Anthony Martial, should ensure he returns to the starting line-up. With attacking returns in two of his last four appearances, he should prosper against a Fulham side that has yet to record a clean sheet under new boss Claudio Ranieri.

Wolves once again provide value.

Attacking points in each of their last two matches sees both Matt Doherty and Raul Jiminez win my support for their trip to Newcastle.

Cardiff look another good team for bargain-hunting as they host a Southampton side that won’t have had much time to get used to the tactics of new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. Should the Saints breach the Welsh side’s backline then defender Sean Morrison could still notch points, having earned assists in each of his last two starts. Callum Paterson could also prosper up front, with three goals in his last seven matches.

Elsewhere, Mohamed Salah’s benching against Burnley gives me confidence he will start and do well away to a Bournemouth side that has conceded more shots in the box than any other team over the last four Gameweeks. In fact, the Cherries last earned a clean sheet back in Gameweek 10.

Az said…

I can’t see many clean sheets as this hectic week of Premier League action comes to a head, so I’m happy to spend in my attacking slots as I look for some budget defenders.

Sead Kolasinac is a player I’m strongly considering in my own team, and his fixtures and attacking intent look to make a mockery of his £4.9m price tag. In fact, all my chosen defenders are under £5.0m and present good value for money, as well as seemingly secure starting spots.

In midfield, I’ve backed Mohamed Salah as my number one pick, despite taking him out of my own team last week. Jurgen Klopp has looked to rest his squad against Burnley, so you have to expect a strong starting line-up when they visit the Cherries. But Son Heung-min, Anthony Martial and Felipe Anderson aren’t far behind, and also offer great points potential for a fraction of the price. Raheem Sterling sees himself fifth but has to be included after having a nice night off against Watford – he looks certain to play and cause the Chelsea full-backs some real trouble.

Up front, the Alexandre Lacazette v Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang debate rages on – so I’ve gone for both of them. Lacazette didn’t start against United, but will surely be let off the leash against Huddersfield. This looks like it could be a rout, so doubling or even tripling up on Arsenal in this game and beyond looks a very viable strategy.

Harry Kane loves scoring against Leicester and rewarded those who brought him in early against Southampton. An injury to Marko Arnautovic also makes Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez attractive options. Both of these West Ham strikers are the same price and are in decent form, as is Salomon Rondon, who is doing well for Newcastle at the moment.

Peter said…

Anyone who miraculously survived the carnage of Gameweek 15 need only look as far as last week’s Picks for evidence of the treacherous waters which we will be navigating into the Christmas period. Four players failed to start, two withdrew with injuries and one saw red meaning that the average minutes played across the 14-strong squad was just over 57! As context for some of my selections this week, it’s safety first but with everything firmly crossed.

Riding the coat-tails of the opposition of Fulham and Cardiff has proven a winning strategy for much of the season, but not so this week. A fit and firing forward from the Red Devils would be licking his lips as the Lilywhites pay a visit but FPL managers are left ruing a lack of form (Romelu Lukaku), lack of fitness (Anthony Martial) and lack of form or fitness (Alexis Sanchez).

We also await evidence that the Saints – under their new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl – will experience any new manager bounce. As a result, it’s Cardiff who provide my only players from these two fixtures, with Sean Morrison and Callum Paterson respectively creeping into the fifth defender and midfielder spots.

It speaks volumes that the one fixture I’m confident enough to triple up for is the Terriers visit to the Emirates. Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette all come in as my top picks, although I’ll be hoping for my own FPL team that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang avoids any spectre of rotation.

My midfield top choice goes to Raheem Sterling despite a tricky visit to Chelsea. After sitting out Tuesday’s victory against Watford, the England man will be keen to pick up where he left off as City pay a visit to a Chelsea team which conceded twice against Wolves on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, I have double hopes for the Hammers (hosting Palace), Wolves (away at Newcastle) and Everton (who entertain the Hornets), although for me there are very few standout players this Gameweek.

Neale said…

I’m backing Wolverhampton Wanderers against my own side this weekend.

Although Salomon Rondon features in my 18-man squad (as filler, as much as anything else), I sense Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez could repeat their midweek heroics and leave Tyneside with more than mere appearance points.

Newcastle United appear more at ease in away matches or in fixtures against the “big six” and I think Rafael Benitez struggles to balance his instinct to play conservative football with the palpable pressure to attack when the Magpies host sides around them in the Premier League table.

West Ham United and Leicester City have exploited that uncertainty at St. James’ Park this season, while Watford should have been out of sight at half-time in a game Newcastle somehow ended up winning.

Newcastle are particularly vulnerable at set plays and in the air, so Jimenez (ranked joint-third for headed attempts among FPL forwards) may benefit from those shortcomings.

Doherty could have a field day against makeshift left-back/wing-back Javier Manquillo, meanwhile, if Paul Dummett fails to recover from injury.

I’m anticipating a top-heavy Scout Picks in Gameweek 16 so I’ve focused on cut-price options at the back and between the sticks.

I’d be happy with either of Lukasz Fabianski or Fabian Balbuena (hopefully recalled after a rest in midweek) as the West Ham representative against a Crystal Palace side who were disappointingly poor in the M23 derby – the Eagles only breaching the Brighton defence from the penalty spot despite playing for over an hour with a man advantage.

Lucas Digne is my number one pick in defence after a luckless week for the Frenchman. Digne was seconds away from a nine-point haul in the Merseyside derby and ought to have emerged from the draw with Newcastle on Wednesday with at least one assist to his name (Cenk Tosun and Gylfi Sigurdsson spurning the two “big chances” he created), so I sense he’s “due” a sizeable return against a Watford side who are winless in five and who have conceded more big chances than all bar four teams during that spell.

Bournemouth conceded 17 shots in the box at home to Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night, which elevated a rested Mohamed Salah to my number one pick in midfield – despite the fact I will likely be ditching the Egyptian on a wildcard this week.

The cases of Raheem Sterling, Felipe Anderson and Sigurdsson need little explanation, while I’ve plumped for Johann Berg Gudmundsson as my fifth midfielder given that the Iceland international could potentially exploit a Brighton side missing Shane Duffy and who have conceded more attempts from set plays than all teams bar Newcastle.

I’m keeping our options open re Arsenal assets by covering both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette but I’m keen to see Sead Kolasinac make the final cut: over the last four Gameweeks, no FPL defender has racked up more key passes, big chances created or penalty box touches than the Arsenal wing-back. While Nacho Monreal’s imminent return to fitness may concern prospective Fantasy owners, I wonder if we will instead see the Spanish defender deputise for the injured Rob Holding at left centre-back rather than share wing-back duties with Kolasinac over the festive period.

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  1. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    AUBA !

    1. Girth Brooks
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      k

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

        a

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

      blanked

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    New Southampton manager means business:

    “If you want guarantees buy a washing machine” lol

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Did they hire Carlos Carvalhal?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Carvalhal would have been tearing up €20 notes to illustrate his philosophy

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

    Is anyone feeling it for Rashford as an Arnie replacement?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      I did think about it briefly, could work I guess

    2. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Don’t feel anything related to United - stay away

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Would you trust Mourinho? How long before he’s benching him again

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    all have Siggy but not Rich?

    1. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Have rich not siggy

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        soz, talking about the scouts above (although Az has picked neither)

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

      Both should be there imo

    3. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Richarlison's in my own FPL team but I went with Siggy for this, as I think Rich will be back up front (Bernard and Walcott restored to the line-up) and Watford are stronger in central areas so could potentially frustrate the life out of him. I know Siggy plays centrally too but he's adept at finding those pockets of space in between defence/midfield and timing his runs onto cut-backs etc (I reckon Digne will roast Femenia or Janmaat, whoever plays).

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        ok cool, I have all 3 mentioned this week - hopefully you're right

      2. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Deeney it is then.

  5. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Better combo on WC:

    A) Bellerin, Anderson, Wilson
    B) Kolasinac, Fraser, Son

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Tough go, A more nailed.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B

  6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Which transfers do you prefer?

    A) Arnie + Trippier -> Laca + Diop -4 (0.2 itb)
    B) Arnie + Salah -> Auba + Son -4 (1.4 itb)
    C) Arnie + Salah + Trippier -> Auba + Sterling + Diop -8 (0 itb)

    Team linked in profile if more info is needed

    1. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B imo

  7. Lallana
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Liverpool and Spurs players are a bit risky to own in excess with both teams having an important UCL game still left

    1. AC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A little but I never think UCL is number one priority for Spurs

  8. Drogba Legend
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    A) Dunk > Kola
    B) Dunk > Digne
    C) Arny > Chica/Mitro
    D) Arny + Alonso > La(C)a + 4.7 defender (-4)

    Cheers

  9. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Mane + Arnie our for

    A) F.Anderson + Laca
    B) Snodgrass + Auba

    1. Hits from the Bong
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B

  10. Nuno
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Fabianski Steele

    Roberston TAA AWB (1, 2)

    Sterling Sane Richarlison Fraser Gunnarsson

    Kane Aubameyang Jimenez

    A. Laporte, Doherty
    B. Alonso, Bennett
    C. Digne, Doherty (+Ederson)

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      B

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      C

    3. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A

  11. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    What the hell is that keeper doing?
    Seems to be enjoying himself.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Fabiwankski?

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

      Every mole's a goal

  12. Bleach †
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Sorry, has there been any news regarding Trippier?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Groin injury.. can still play but need to deal with the pain. Long term prolly

  13. Nosy Nutella
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    How nailed is Chicharito?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      this is the burning question

    2. QUEN
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      90%

  14. Sarri's Blue Balls
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Once Monreal is fit, do Arsenal have a preferred wingback between Kolasinac & Monreal expected to start the majority of games, or is there a more likely expectation that an approximate equal rotation-starts will be given from between the pair?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      no-one knows, probably depends how Kola does in the meantime

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

      Monreal could play in the back 3 if they continue with that formation especially now Holding is out

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        This. Its a wait and see with Kola imo

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

      I think it's wingback in a 3-5-2 =Kolasinac.. Lb in a 4-4-2 equals Monreal. I fear this weekend won't tell us much due to a bit of rotation

  15. Flynny
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    How does this look for weekend.

    Taken a hit. 0itb

    Fab (steele)
    Alonso TAA vinagre (awb schindler)
    Sterling sane anderson richarlison (camarasa)
    Kane auba (c) jiminez

    Bit nervous that auba may be benched.....thanks

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Good to go

  16. Scotty B
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA Trippier Digne Alonso
    Richarlison Anderson Dilva Hazard
    Kane Arnoutavic

    Stekelenburg Pereyra AWB Kamara

    1.5m ITB & 1 FT.

    Which one would you go with?
    A Arnie & Kamara > Rondon & Wilson
    B Trippier & Arnie > Bellerin & Firmino
    C Pereyra & Arnie > Martial & Wilson

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      none of those

      1. Scotty B
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Really? What then?

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          B maybe, but wouldn't be getting Firmino - plenty of better forwards to choose from surely?

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 3 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            if Laca how much is left?

            1. Scotty B
              • 6 Years
              3 days, 1 hour ago

              Would need to make up 1.1m

          2. Scotty B
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Like who?

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 3 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Jimenez

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          I already told you about the underperforming mids.

          1. Scotty B
            • 6 Years
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Do you mean Pereyra?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              3 days, 2 hours ago

              Is Hazard underperforming?

              1. Scotty B
                • 6 Years
                3 days, 1 hour ago

                What do you think?

    2. QUEN
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Don’t lose trippier.

      Kamara is a bargain imo especially if his playing full games atm.

      Don’t get an arsenal defender.

      So prob C

      1. Scotty B
        • 6 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        That means losing Trippier which you said not to Do haha

  17. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Any news on Robertson lads?

    When’s the ffs cup article mods?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Trained today.
      Probably tomorrow.

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

        Cheers TM

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Indeedy - should be up around 10.30am tomorrow!

        Klopp presser tomorrow but Robertson was pictured back in training today.

    2. The Cherry Picker
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      How many people are left in LMS TM?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        https://torresmagic.webs.com/lmsupdate.htm

        Entry is open to those who pass all 15 rounds.

  18. bitars
    • 1 Year
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Have the exact amount to do ManeSterling for a -4.

    Yes or No?

    1. bitars
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Mane out Sterling in -4?

      1. Hits from the Bong
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        I’d want Sterling in but possibly not the best week to do it

        1. bitars
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Manes price is going down so i will be priced out after tonight.

          1. Hits from the Bong
            3 days, 2 hours ago

            Go for it then

    2. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Yes

  19. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Best option to complete this defence

    Fabianski Steele
    TAA AWB Doherty Digne *****

    A Robertson (if fit)
    B Kolasinac
    C Bellerín
    D Any other suggestion?

    1. bitars
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      D. Tripper

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks. Concerned his ongoing injury will limit his games otherwise yes. Pochettino was not too clear in issue so perhaps update tomorrow

        1. QUEN
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          Rotating defenders are not necessarily bad. Trippier kept clean sheet yesterday and I’m sure there’s more to come

  20. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    A list of the top 10 pointing forwards, midfielders and defenders with 150 minutes or less in GW14/GW15*.

    Forwards:
    Lacazette (45/25)
    Firmino (93/24)

    Midfielders:
    Sterling (90/0)
    Salah (74/25)
    D. Silva (13/72)

    Defenders:
    Robertson (90/0)
    Laporte (90/1)
    Walker (0/90)

    * no flagged players

    Let me know if I've made an error or missed something.

    1. skeyrd
      • 5 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      love this! I think a lot of these will do very well come the weekend given their limited minutes

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Thanks. I was surprised at how few “low minute” players are available for GW16.

  21. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Bottomed on previous article.

    Mendy, Martial, Kun -> Kola, Son, Auba -4?

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Could work. Not sure about Kola

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Any news on Martial fitness?

        1. Nose for baps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 days, 1 hour ago

          He should be fit for Fulham imo

    2. Hits from the Bong
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      You really want an arsenal defender?

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Fixs, attacking potential, price

    3. Chucky
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      do it.not a fan of kola

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        Reasoned above. Still not sure though.

        Cheers Chucky.

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Or just Martial and do the two others?

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        *leave Martial

    5. LSP FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Mendy/Kun->Bellerin/Auba

  22. skeyrd
    • 5 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Anyone else think that this is one of the best (and one of the few) gameweeks where fading Man City assets can prove fruitful for rank?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      Think following 2 home games could get interesting if Aguero's back.

      1. skeyrd
        • 5 Years
        3 days, 2 hours ago

        aye they could, both from a footballing perspective (especially against chelsea) and FPL ...lots of big hitting fowards options if he is back in contention

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          Yeah misread your point. I wouldn't be surprised with a 0-0 or 0-3 though - makes it hard to plan around Mci fixtures.

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

        * Read fading as adding

        1. skeyrd
          • 5 Years
          3 days, 2 hours ago

          ahhhh, ok...welp thanks for the response anyways lol

  23. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    What would you do to this? Still have WC,1FT,0itb

    Fab-Steklenburg*
    Bellerin-Gomez*-Wanbisa-Doherty-Bednarek*
    Salah-Hazard-Sane-Paterson-Billing*
    Kane-Jimenez-Arnie*

  24. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    who would you prefer for this gw ONLY?

    A: Sane + Martial (injured?) + Kane ©
    B: Rashford + Martial (injured?) + Kane ©
    C: Martial+ Kane + Auba © (-4)
    D: Sane + Kane + Laca © (-4)

    Leaning towards D

    1. Chucky
      • 4 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      D

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      D

  25. Chucky
    • 4 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Auba again rising.... 0.4 made in 5 days 😎 but no points yet 🙁

    1. The Cherry Picker
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      He can rise all he wants, TV doesn’t mean that you’ll do well in a GW. #LacaTrain

      1. maratus
        • 4 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Thats why Auba superior, scoring points

  26. grig
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Fabianski | Patricio
    Robertson | Laporte | Doherty | AWB | XXX
    Sterling | Sane | Sigurdsson | Fraser | XXX
    Murray | Jimenez | XXX

    Need to get rid of Arnie and get some Gunners attack so:

    A) Arnautovic, Mane & Alonso --> Aubameyang, F.Anderson & Trippier for -4

    B) Arnautovic & Mane --> Auba & 6.4 mid, not sure who though??

    1. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      A. No one great around 6.4 if you already have Fraser.

    2. QUEN
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      B.

      Prob Fraser he seems to have the odd haul.

      I like deuleofeu too personally, sure he will be due a haul,

      1. QUEN
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Oops didn’t see you already had fraser

      2. grig
        • 2 Years
        3 days, 1 hour ago

        Yea, without Fraser he'd be the easy one to go for.

  27. hamgrumps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Thoughts on this wild card?

    Fabianski Button
    Laporte Robertson TAA Doherty AWB
    Sterling Sane Fraser Snodgrass Masuaku
    Kane Aubameyang Wilson

    Not sold on Snodgrass but couldn't find anyone else I liked in that price range. 0.8 in the bank.

    Options:
    A) AWB to Kolasinac
    B) Snodgrass/Aubameyang to Hazard/Jimenez. Maybe after a week or two.
    C) Snodgrass/Aubameyang to FAnderson/Laca.

    1. Merlinsnose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 1 hour ago

      Steele seems to be second choice keeper rather than Button

      1. hamgrumps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 days, 21 hours ago

        Button played the EFL game earlier this season and Steele didn't make the team until Button got dinged up. Button should be back from injury soon and will likely go back ahead in the pecking order before Asian Cup.

  28. LSP FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Who would you rather start at GK?

    A) Ederson (che)
    B) Begovic (LIV)
    C) Use FT to do Bego->Leno (HUD)

    (WCing next week)

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      A or C

  29. Kanteisking
    • 2 Years
    3 days, 2 hours ago

    Patricio
    Laporte, Luiz, TAA
    Sterling, Sane, Fraser, Richarlison
    Kane, Auba (c), Jimenez
    Sub: Lossl, Bennett, Kayal, Peltier

    Bench needs some love but other then that good to go?

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

    Has arsenal played in a 3-5-2 formation for a while now ie is it the system that Emery has settled on after early season Experimentation or has it been forced on them due to injuries which means they'll go back to a traditional 4 at the back soon?

    1. Skonto Rigga
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      3 days, 2 hours ago

      It has been the preferred set-up for a few weeks, yeah, but Holding's injury could be an issue. Monreal is back in full training and could deputise at left centre-back but Kolasinac's appeal would diminish (in my eyes) if they reverted to a back four.