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. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Mixed replies so once again.
    To fund Arnie to Laca would you do:

    a) Robbo to TAA
    b) Alonso to Bellerin
    c) Salah to Sterl.

    Thanks guys.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      a

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        alonso not great lately, could possilby get dropped ?

    2. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    3. Catastrophe
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A or C. Probably A but perhaps C the week after (but could you then get Aubameyang instead of Laca?)

      1. Catastrophe
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        That probably wasn't too helpful

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    5. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      C

    6. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      C. It actually improves your team on its own anyway.

    7. TerryVenables
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      C is terrible. Salah > Sterling next week

    8. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      C. You'll regret any of A or B

    9. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      B but kolasinac

    10. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      To fund that exact same Striker move, I’m doing Alonso TO [Holabas/Cedric/

    11. emodabi
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 19 hours ago

      I will wait for c to next GW and maybe, although Sterling is essential but Salah could do something this GW especially he is rested last GW. I would say b maybe, a Incase u want to find somewhere else

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    kolasinac is not nailed right ?

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Correct

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        thats what i thought 🙁

    2. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      While they're playing with wingbacks, I'd be fairly hopeful of him playing. A back 4 and or Koscielny recovering would definitely see him miss out a lot.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        cheers

  3. noquarternt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    I have both Lacazette and Aubameyang.

    Which one to captain this week?

    1. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Salah

      1. noquarternt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Trying out for clown school?

        1. Fossit
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Thank me later

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Laca

      1. noquarternt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Because he's more likely to start?

    3. Catastrophe
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Auba

      1. noquarternt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Just because he's better? Even though he could start from the bench?

        1. Catastrophe
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Emery just seems to trust him more. Been a few times I've thought he would be benched and he hasn't been. Auba has been benched twice this season and he scored 15 and 12 😀

          1. noquarternt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Hrm you're very right there. Surely this is the time to rest him though? Before Christmas pile up in a game v Hud where Laca hasn't played a full game for a bit?

            Cheers for the input though.

            1. Catastrophe
              • 7 Years
              9 days, 22 hours ago

              I guess it would 'make sense' if he was benched but I wouldn't be surprised if both started. I tend to make bad decisions/score less points when I over-analyse. Lacazette could end up scoring more this GW, but both great options.

              1. noquarternt
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 days, 22 hours ago

                Yeah cheers, think Auba is the better player and likely to be more captained than Laca so that probably swings it. Cheers.

        2. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          He is lethal either way. He has come off the bench twice to score 15 and 12 points (GW 8 & 9).

          1. noquarternt
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Yeah very true, he's a better player no doubt

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Auba.

  4. Catastrophe
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Anything worth a hit? Feeling a little light on Liverpool cover, looking to get Alisson & Fraser in next couple of weeks.

    Patricio
    Alonso, Laporte, TAA, Doherty
    Sterling, Sane, Richarlison
    Kane, Jimenez, Aubameyang (C)

    (Hennessey, AWB, Masuaku, Hojbjerg)

    Cheers

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Nope g2g

      1. Catastrophe
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers

  5. Trondero
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    WC, whats best?

    A:
    Fab hamer
    Laporte TAA Doherty awb shindler
    Son Sterling sane rich høybjerg
    Kane Laca Jimenez

    B:
    Fab hamer
    Laporte TAA Doherty AWB Kola(5.1 def)
    Son sterling rich fAnderson høybjerg
    Kane Aube Jimenez

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      B with Steele over Hamer

    2. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A
      More balanced

    3. Nuno’s Wet Dream
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      B

    4. Trondero
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Or B with sane and yoshida over son and kola?

    5. Trondero
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Ty

  6. BigDave111
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

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

    Would anyone recommend changes to this wildcard team?

    Cheers

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      rondon definitely newcastle fixtures are turning

  7. Tsparkes10
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Lukaku and Mkhi for a 1 week punt?

    1. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Nope.

      1. Nose for baps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Martial may start.

        1. Tsparkes10
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Ty

        2. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          I dont think he will

    2. Nuno’s Wet Dream
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Not bad shout mate

      1. Tsparkes10
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Risky af though...

        1. Nuno’s Wet Dream
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Yep but assume your WC’ing week after? So could be good differential

          1. Tsparkes10
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Yhh... not certain Lukaku starts though

  8. Outatime
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Would you do these for a -8?

    Arnie —> Kane
    Auba —> Laca
    Haz —> Rich

    Current team:

    Ederson Hamer
    Robbo Alonso Digne Bennett AwB
    Sterling Haz Martial Fraser Stephens
    Auba Arnie Wilson

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Why ditch Auba?

      1. Jon Snow
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Probably can't afford both him and Kane

        1. Outatime
          • 4 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          ^

    2. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Definitely time to lose Auba in a -8

      1. Fossit
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 21 hours ago

        Definitely wouldn’t double up on Laca and Auba, will end in tears

        1. noquarternt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 20 hours ago

          Care to link your team?

  9. Reddevilz
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Who should I CAPT this week ?

    a) Auba
    b) Kane

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Have both, will go Auba (c), Kan (vc)

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

  10. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    im either rolling the free transfer or taking a -16pt hit ..... 🙂

    1. QUEN
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Wait till next week then

    2. Deli Alli OxenFree!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Now THATS Cutting Out the Middleman!

  11. Nose for baps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Somebody asked the link why I trust Martial to start. This phone is not working properly, sorry, but do read Manchester Evening news articles.

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      It was me, thanks

      1. QUEN
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Is martial starting then?

        Just tossed a coin and he is now in my team

  12. miketys
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi Guys,

    On FT, Salah + Aguero to Sterling + Kane?

    Please advise. Thank you.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Tsparkes10
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Hmmm depends on team... Salah better fixture than Raheem this week. Idk

    3. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Just do Kun -- Laca

    4. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Sure.

  13. Tsparkes10
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Surely city are fixture proof?

    1. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      In what regard? No team's players will suffer greater rotation

      1. Tsparkes10
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        As in. I shouldn't be worried getting in a city player for 1 week just because they play Chelsea?

    2. noquarternt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      They'll probably spank Chelsea if that's what you're getting at.

      1. QUEN
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Maybe. Maybe not

        1. noquarternt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Think they've been found out. Boot and hassle Jorgz and they can't build up any attacks.

          Haz their only great attacker, not performing as hotly as he was earlier in the season.

          Versus the best team for 10 years in the PL.

          Sterling v out of position Alonso.

          1. Tsparkes10
            9 days, 22 hours ago

            Exactly... can't decide between Dilva, Sane or Mahrez though

  14. nibby
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Fabianski
    TAA Keane Doherty
    Hazard Dilva Sterling Richarlison Fraser
    Wilson Arnie

    McCarthy AWB Ings Alonso. 1 Ft and 4.8 ITB. What to do?

    Thinking about:
    A) Arnie + Hazard > Laca + Paterson/Snodgrass for a hit, so that can bring Kane in for burnley match.

    Thoughts?

  15. Tmel
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    How's this for a WC team?

    Fabianski Hamer
    TAA Robertson Laporte Doherty AWB
    Sane Sterling Fraser Fanderson Gunnarson
    Kane Auba Jimenez

    1. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      strong but I wouldnt double on Liverpools defense for the upcoming run... I think trent is enough... Robbo to a spurs defender?

    2. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Gk’s - good to go.
      Defs - good to go.
      Mids - good but maybe some spurs cover (maybe son for Anderson depending if you have any money in the bank).
      St’s - good to go.
      Overall good but maybe look at some spurs mids.

    3. MAN LIKE LACA
      9 days, 21 hours ago

      Looks good. I think I would do,

      Robertson > Kolasinac
      Anderson > Eriksen / Son

  16. Grievez
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Salah&Arnie -- Shaqiri&Laca -4?

    Shaq becomes Eriksen/Son/Sane next week.

    Logic: Auba surely benched this week, perhaps fully rested.
    Shaq nailed for a few games.
    Spurs & City scoring plenty

    Cheers

  17. waldo666
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Trippier and Auba or Doherty and Kane?

    1. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      D&K

      Trippier has a knock I heard

      1. QUEN
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Trippier has long term problem, so prob will not play full games if terrain is bad. Not a bad thing if you want CS

        1. Deli Alli OxenFree!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Lol!
          Yeah, think that was prob a 1-time jam!

      2. waldo666
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Yeah good point, I had seen that but haven't heard any updates, maybe Auba and Doherty as I have Eriksen but no Arsenal.

  18. Victor6359
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    A: martial
    B: Shaqiri
    C: Mkhitaryan

    Cheers

    1. Grievez
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      B for me

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A if fit

    3. QUEN
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I did A between A &B in a coin flip.

      Fate has sealed it

      1. QUEN
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        A prob better LT

        1. Victor6359
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 22 hours ago

          Cheers fellas

    4. grig
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A going forward.

  19. FantasyFiend
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Thoughts on this potential WC team...

    Fab/Hamer
    Alonso/TAA/Kola/Digne/WanB
    Sterling/FAnderson/Rich/Fraser
    Kane/Auba/Success

    Would leave me 3.4 mil in bank to do upgrade either Rich>Sané or Success>Wilson in GW17

  20. Delph & Safety
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Best Gomez replacement?

    Already got Alonso Doherty Balbuena and Digne

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      TAA

    2. grig
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      TAA indeed.

  21. tielleman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Should I WC?

    My team now:

    Begovic Ryan
    Doherty Alonso Digne Balbuena AWB
    Sterling Sane Martial Richarlison Fraser
    Arnie Kane Zaha

    A. Begovic Ryan Alonso Martial Arnie Fraser > Fab Foster Kolasinac Snodgrass Son Lacazette on WC

    B. Arnie Alonso > Lacazette Kolasinac (-4)

    C. Other

    Thanks

    1. grig
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Do you have enough ITB to do Arnie&Zaha -> Laca&Kamara?

      1. tielleman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes I have and 0.7 left. Is it a good move -4?

        1. grig
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          Looked like Laca was a mainstay in your transfers so something to consider for sure. Imo better than giving up Alonso.

  22. grig
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Need to squeeze 0.8 from somewhere:

    Fabianski | Patricio
    Alonso | Robertson | Laporte | Doherty | AWB
    Sterling | Sane | Sigurdsson | Anderson | Fraser
    Aubameyang | Murray | Jimenez

    A) Alonso -> Trippier
    B) Robertson -> TAA
    C) Laporte -> Kolasinac
    D) Murray -> Rondon / even cheaper to bank some cash.
    E) Something else?

  23. Tom
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm really torn between;

    Alonso & Arnie - Laca & Kola
    Haz & Arnie - Auba and F.Anderson

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated 🙂

    1. grig
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      i'd go for the latter, due to west ham fixtures and not trusting arsenal CS plus rotation to both.

    2. AF90
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      What’s the rest of your defence? I have Alonso, Doherty, Balbuena, Yedlin so wouldn’t feel happy doing the first move, however if you have TAA/Robbo plus Digne/Laporte aswell for example i’d go for it as Hazard has looked good last 2 games....

      1. Tom
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 22 hours ago

        Rest of defence is currently;

        Robbo • Digne • Alonso • AWB

        I was playing with the idea of swapping Salah & Arnie out for fund the second move, but I'm tempted to hold onto Salah for a little while longer!

        Annoying thing is that if Auba goes up in price tonight, I can'tt afford the move!

        1. AF90
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 21 hours ago

          I am probably doing Arnie & Haz -> Laca & Anderson to save money! Already ditched Salah but can see why you would wana keep this week!

    3. QUEN
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I wouldn’t remove hazard or alonso

  24. 1569Tippins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Anything to confirm Mane most likely to be IN or OUT for the weekend? Will get shot if he's not going to play (ideally tonight) but will hold for now if available

    1. QUEN
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      He didn’t train today so I would say out

  25. AF90
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Hazard & Arnie -4 to.....

    A) Auba/Snodgrass
    B) Laca/Anderson
    C) Auba/Anderson

    C doesn’t leave money to upgrade Martial to Spurs/City mid next gw...

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      C

  26. RyanMK
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Best forward capped at 7.5 to replace Arnie?

    1. Wilson (has tough run of games coming up)
    2. Jimenez
    3. Mitrovic
    4. Free up money elsewhere for a more expensive forward
    5. Other

    1. RyanMK
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      Forgot to add. Auba and Ings are my other forwards. Not looking to move Ings for now.

  27. Sturridge Wars
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Which one?

    A) Arnie > Jimenez
    B) Alonso + Arnie > Kolasinac & Lacazette -4

    1. RyanMK
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

    2. Victor6359
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      A

  28. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Drop Robertson for Kolasinac? Already have TAA, rather not hold both over Christmas.

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 22 hours ago

      I would.

  29. Tsparkes10
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    Hopefully Mourinho gives insight on team tomz... may go for Lukaku or Pogba as differentials for a 1 week punt

  30. Sting
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 22 hours ago

    salah to sané, jimenez to laca -4 or save FT?