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. Skorr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    I can't help but wonder what Emery is going to make of his boys antics with the Nitrous Oxide!
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/7919695/arsenal-footie-aces-including-filmed-passing-out-in-hippy-crack-club-binge/

    Just brought auba into my team last week for the longer term fixtures, ahead of Kane...starting to think that was a bad move. 🙁

    1. Sarri, not Sarri
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I'm more likely to die s***ing myself than from nitrous oxide

      1. Sendmelentils
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        They give this stuff to women in labour(aka laughing gas). I guess the Sun want to sell papers....

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      lol so many footballers do this.

      It’s nothing new.

    3. QUEN
      6 months, 21 days ago

      80% of people do this, It’s only laughing gas. They will still be able to kick a ball a few days after after a 30 second high.

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      They should be put in the gallows for this.

    5. Deulofale
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Headlines like this make me really angry. Pathetic from the Sun. Unbelieveavle that people take this seriously, but they know how to exploit people, divide the public, make mountains out of molehills. Find something interesting to report on. Start work at a FF website or something.

      1. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 21 days ago

        It's just their usual everyday drivel, can't expect better from that rag

        1. Deulofale
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 21 days ago

          Still makes my blood boil. Hippie crack! Wtf 😆

    6. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I suppose they do it to have a buzz whilst getting around drug tests.

      It does not look good for the players involved and their clubs.
      I am surprised that the FA does not come down on players like a ton of bricks for this kind of thing for setting a bad example to the young ones and even some old ones as nitrous is a lot more dangerous than some commonly used recreational drugs.

      1. Deulofale
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Lol polar opposite of my comment

      2. Hits from the Bong
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Utter rubbbish. It’s not dangerous at all, it lasts about 30 seconds, and has no real side effects apart from a slight lowering of your vitamin b12 levels after massive longterm usage. This is probably why it’s popular among professional athletes as it doesn’t harm you in the way smoking or drinking does.

        1. Deulofale
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 21 days ago

          They are more likely encouraged by the club to do it as a bonding excerise 😀

          1. Hits from the Bong
            6 months, 21 days ago

            It should be, the only negatives I can see are that it’s not strong enough and doesn’t last long enough. Mushroom parties would be better imo.

            1. Deulofale
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 21 days ago

              Agreed. But then they might cease see football as an important and rewarding endeavour

  2. Aubamazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    A) Kane+Son+Robbo
    Or
    B) Auba+Haz+TAA
    Over Christmas period

    1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A.)

  3. Fantasydreamer
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Who gets most out of next five or six games?

    A. Son/Anderson/6 mil defender
    B. Sane/Anderson/6 mil defender
    C. Sané/son/4.5 defender who rotates with Bennett?

    1. Sarri, not Sarri
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A for me

    2. dmkp
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      C

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      B

    4. QUEN
      6 months, 21 days ago

      C

    5. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      C

  4. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Best defender (4.8) till Christmas?

    Thank you!

    1. Sarri, not Sarri
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Diop got the fixtures for WHU - cleansheets is another thing

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Wan Bissaka

  5. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    A) Arnautovic -> Mitrovic for free
    B) Alonso and Arnauovic -> Fernandez and Lacazette for -4

    A seems the logical choice, but Arsenal fixtures are so tasty.

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I hate to transfer out defenders on a hit. Just not worth it. A

    2. GoonSquad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Mitro will likely score 2 in next fixture, so you need Laca to score 7 or more to make it worthwhile, which he can. Plus he's on a better goal scoring team with fixtures next 4.

    3. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A.)

  6. _Ninja_
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    To fund Arnie to Laca.

    A. Alonso to Bellarin
    B. Hazard to Son
    C Just do Arnie to Mitro

    Fab Patricio
    Alonso Laporte Robbo Doherty WB
    Hazard Sane Richarlison FAnderson Hodj
    Kane Wilson Arnie

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I'd keep Alonso. Tough one between B and C. Not keen on Jimenez over Mitro?

    2. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      C.)

  7. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    which duo for next gw only (all with a hit -4) ? WC in gw17

    a- arnie martial to:
    1. laca march/armstrong
    2. Dsilva/sane andone
    3. Fanderson chicha/perez/murray/andone

    b- arnie mahrez to:
    1. laca march/armstrong/snodrgass
    2. Dsilva chicha/perez/murray/andone
    3. sane chicha/perez/murray/andone

    c- martial mahrez to sterling camarasa

    1. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I can't help you. Don't like any of these options.

      1. Nightf0x
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        can u suggest? this is only for next gw

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    apart from loris anyone nailed at the back for spurs ? thanks

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      vert

    2. GoonSquad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Aldy

  9. Trondero
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    WC gtg?

    Fabianski
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling fAnderson Rich Son
    Aube Kane Jimenez

    Hamer Awb Fernandez Høybjerg 0.7itb

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      nice

    2. Trondero
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Or
      Fab
      Laporte TAA Doherty awb shindler
      Son Sterling sane rich høybjerg
      Kane aube Jimenez

    3. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Is there any other Anderson so you must write fAnderson?

  10. grayedog
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Better Alonso downgrade to support Hazard -> Sterling?

    A) TAA (have Robbo already)
    B) VVD
    C) Doherty
    D) Trippier
    E) Digne
    F) any other up to 6.5

    1. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      D

      1. grayedog
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Even with the groin injury?

    2. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      D

      1. grayedog
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Trippier even with the groin injury?

    3. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      C.)

    4. Sarri, not Sarri
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      D

      1. grayedog
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Trippier even with the groin injury?

  11. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    A - Fraser and Wilson
    B - Fraser and Chicharito
    C - Martial and Chicharito

    1. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A )

  12. mgilbert86
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    How sideways is auba to laca to free up funds for sane?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      go for it

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      It's not sideways. Auba is far better.

    3. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Very sideways.

  13. Lukakuna
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Who to get for a one week punt before wildcard?

    A) Firmino (bou)
    B) Jiminez (new)
    C) Hernandez (CRY)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      hernandez

    2. Scotty B
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A

    3. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      C.)

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Wow didn’t realise how cheap kolasinac was! Potential addition next gw for me

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      THanks for your insight

  15. BigDave111
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    On my wildcard. 0 ITB. Would anyone make any changes to this team?

    GKP: Ederson (Hamer)
    DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Bellerín, Balbuena (Wan-Bissaka) (Bennett)
    MID: Felipe Anderson, Richarlison, Sterling, Sané (Masuaku)
    FWD: Rondón, Kane (V), Aubameyang (C)

    1. _figu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I'd prefer:
      Ederson out for Fab
      Mitro/Wilson/Jimenez in for Rondon
      Doherty in for Bellerin
      Schindler in for Bennett.

  16. ZAWAd25
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Ryan
    Robbo Alonso Doherty (Bennet Wan-B)
    Hazard Sane Richarlson Martial (Mcdonald)
    Kane Wilson Arnie
    1ft 1.7m itb

    Need to fund 0.9m to go Arnie to Lacazette.
    a) Downgrade Robbo to Bellerin
    b) Downgrade Robbo to Kolasonac
    c) downgrade Robbo to
    d) downgrade someone else

    Thanks lads!

    1. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      TAA - Digne - Kola the three choices in my mind....

  17. Delph & Safety
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Lacazette thoughts??

    1. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Poor man's Auba

      1. Nuno had a dream
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 21 days ago

        This

    2. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      High on N2O apparently

    3. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I'm probably going to transfer him in for a hit. Likely to start against Huddersfield after two previous sub appearances.

      1. ZAWAd25
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Same

    4. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Prefer le CD

    5. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Good pick.

  18. camarozz
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Is Kolasinac nailed for the next 5/6 ie Xmas period??

    1. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Apparently not. Monreal back in training now

    2. A message to you Rudi
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I wouldnt say nailed. Monreal expected to return this weekend but likely to replace Holding.

      Koscielny returning in upcoming European game, so he will be looking to slide into CB too.

      I would expect Kola to maybe play 3 or 4, but not sure about all 6. Could be wrong though haha

      1. camarozz
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Worth getting if you have good enough back up??

        Trying to free up cash for Kane and Sterling nxt week.

        Could go TAA but leaves me at the mercy of price changes over nxt few days. O. 3 to spare with TAA.

        1. A message to you Rudi
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 21 days ago

          If you have good enough back up i dont see why not, although i've gone for Bellerin, just feel he is more nailed on.

          Soo, Bellerin benching imminent!

    3. Demel
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Not with Monreal back and Lichsteiner around. He may play but not nailed.

  19. Grievez
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Shaqiri pretty nailed at the minute?

    1. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Seems to be with Mane out

      1. 1569Tippins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Anything out there confirming Mane's out at the weekend? I'm gonna get shot if there is but struggling to find anything concrete

  20. A message to you Rudi
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Which 1 gets last place in the starting 11.

    A. Laporte
    B. Brooks
    C. Bennett

    1. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      ACB

    2. Kolarov Fpl Legend
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      A.)

  21. Nuno had a dream
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Should I be benching Alonso?? Welcome thoughts on team and bench pls to help me pick the right starting XI.... ta!

    Fab
    TAA - Digne - Doherty
    Sterling - Sané - Anderson - Richarlison
    Kane - Auba - Jiminez
    (Alonso - Brooks - Peltier)

    1. Scotty B
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Never bench Alonso

  22. pressdpm
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone considered getting both Auba/Laca?

    1. Nuno had a dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Nah. Auba and Kane enough for me

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I've seen some people mention they are.

    3. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Way too much. Means no Kane, too.

    4. Codetto
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Did this yesterday. Arnie -> Laca since i already have Auba and not enough funds for Arnie -> Kane

    5. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I am considering... none

    6. camarozz
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah definitely am.
      Laca and Auba for a week or two then switch Auba to Kane.

      Had Auba and then Arnie gets injured and can't afford Kane now.

      Wouldnt mind I had the money for Kane but went with Auba..

    7. noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah I've got them both for these next 3 games.

      Fabianski
      Alonso TAA Doherty Kolasinac
      Sterling Sané March
      Kane Lacazette Aubameyang

      Steele, WanB, Lerma, Gunny

      Just need to work out who to captain now.

  23. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Decided to punt and do Arnie -> Chica ahead of the price moves

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      So risky with Carroll and Perez breathing down his neck

      1. Differentiator
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Caroll will get injured after 5 mins

    2. QUEN
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Carroll will be breathing down Perez’s neck.

      Made the same punt as you and a second punt that martial will play too because of sodding mane.

      Wish you luck

  24. Demel
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Fab
    Robbo - Bellerin - TAA
    Hazard - Sterling - Sane - Siggy
    Kane - Arnie - Jimenez

    Button - Doherty - AWB -Camarasa

    2 FT
    0 ITB

    A) Arnie > Mitro
    B) Arnie/Camarasa > Kamara/Anderson
    C) Arnie > Chicarito

  25. Delph & Safety
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    I dream of the people who can afford Kane Auba Sterling

    1. BenDavies
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Very possible. Just means no Hazard which isn't exactly a terrible thing currently. I'm going with Laca instead.

    2. noquarternt
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I've got them, still got a red last week.

    3. _figu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      It's doable with no Haz & Salah. Have that from this gameweek onwards. Did Ings Hazard to Auba Snodgrass who is playing as my 4th mid week in week out.

    4. Mingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I have Auba, sterling & Sane. Trying to work out if it's best to swap Arnie for a similar price or bring in Kane for HAZARD. This however means I need to have Snodgrass, I'm not convinced this is a good idea.

  26. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Bobby Firmino anyone?
    Could be a great differential

    1. Differentiator
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Been in awful form all season and plays at least half of each game reverse OOP

  27. nikolalfc
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Replacement for Arny, who is the best solution for you, help me pls 😀
    Mitrović, Jimenez or Rashford (bcs of united's fictures only, i will take a risk)
    What r u guys saying??

  28. Tsparkes10
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Grrrt. Decisions decisions decisions. Want to punt but could really hurt my OR and ML rank as everyone has Aubam 🙂

  29. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    which duo for next gw only (all with a hit -4) ? WC in gw17

    a- arnie martial to: 1. laca march/armstrong (or) 2. Dsilva/sane andone (or) 3. Fanderson chicha/perez/murray/andone
    b- arnie mahrez to: 1. laca march/armstrong/snodrgass (or) 2. Dsilva chicha/perez/murray/andone (or) 3. sane chicha/perez/murray/andone
    c- martial mahrez to sterling camarasa

  30. how now brown cow
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Salah and arnie -> sterling and laca worth a hit?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      No, just transfer out Arnie. Salah fixture is good this week.

      1. how now brown cow
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Mitro or wilson?

    2. _figu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah