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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2,010 Comments Post a Comment
  1. tsm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    ederson, pope
    TAA, Bellerin, Balbuena, Doherty, AWB
    Richarlison, Sane, Anderson, Hazard, Camarasa
    Auba, Kane, Jiminez

    This is how my WC team sites right now, still mulling over Jiminez/Camarasa and doing 3-5-2 or 3-4-3. If you did 3-5-1 who would you get in for

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      team looks good. id go 442 with jim/cam/awb bench, or 343 with doh/awb/cam bench

      1. tsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        yep got it set for 3-4-3 and sub order doh/cam/awb

    2. maratus
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Balbuena injured, weak def overall

    3. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Pope a misprint?

      1. tsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        yeah sorry speroni is my socking filler 😉

    4. SMEE_HEEE
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      no Sterling?!?!?!??!?!

  2. BrockLanders
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Charlie Austin an option for Arnie?

    New manager and scored from bench vs Spurs

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      manager likes to press according to scout tweets so maybe not, but probably decent if he does start

      1. BrockLanders
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Gabbi then. Still bad memories from him

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          oh god don't 😀

          1. BrockLanders
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 18 days ago

            Chicarito it is. Ha

  3. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Why are people trading Robertson? He misses 1 game and now people want him out?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      UCL worries.

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      beyond me

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Taa

    4. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      fund shifting, Lovren and TAA are better too 🙂

      1. SirStevieG
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Lovren isn't even guaranteed to start.........

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          nor is Robbo 😀

          1. SirStevieG
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 18 days ago

            He is way more assured since Moreno sucks.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              10 months, 18 days ago

              that is very true - does cost a lot more than Lovren though

    5. the axolotl
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      presumably cos TAA has become a better prospect with gomez injury, so people making direct swap, and they need the cash for upgrades elsewhere.

      that and the kneejerk brigade

    6. Konig Luther
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      People need targets to find money for expensive strikers

    7. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I didn’t like any Arnie replacements so downgraded robbo to TAA to afford Arnie to laca. The Gomez injury was a factor in doing it

    8. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Releasing value to re invest?

  4. FutureGM123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 months, 18 days ago

    On a wildcard, this is my current team

    Ederson Hamer

    Alonso Robertson Bennett Doherty AWB

    Mané. Richarlison Fraser Anderson Son

    Kane Auba Kamara

    I’m not sure how to change my team up but want to remove Mané and get Balbuena
    .5m ITB
    What would you do
    A)Mané Son Bennett->Sterling Pereyra Balbuena
    B)Mané Anderson Bennett->Sterling Snodgrass Balbuena
    C)Mané Bennett->Eriksen Balbuena
    D) Other-State down below

    Thanks for your help 🙂

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      a or c depending on how much you rate pereyra

      1. FutureGM123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 18 days ago

        5 blanks in a row but has a great fixture swing is it too much of a punt?

    2. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      B

    3. tsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      alonso form has dropped off, would consider taking value out of him and maybe Robertson too, could make Mane > Sterling nearly a straight swap

      I held off bring Son in, i think he will be rotated over xmas

      Keep anderson, he is gonna score a load of pts i think over next 6 gws

      1. FutureGM123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Are those not kneejerk transfer though Alonso is the joint 3rd top scorer in the game and Robertson has been in great form all season

    4. Origi-nal
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Lose Alonso

  5. QUEN
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Any mane news? Did he train today

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      no he didn't

      1. QUEN
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Oh dear.

        Think he will play?

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Who knows but might be protected with an eye to next week's CL

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          I'd be pretty doubtful tbh

  6. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    hmm sterling and sane to rise again could be inconvenient.

    I'm sticking on Haz since their teams play each other this week, will reassess after that I think. CHE fixtures are pretty sweet

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      but then again, i suppose city's aren't bad either

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Similar to you want to keep Haz but falling behind by holding!

    3. tsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      went sane instead, but im gonna watch how kane/auba perform if things drop off will bring sterling in for sane with one them the casuality

      1. tsm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        posted too quick, i dunno why ppl are selling haz im keeping him 🙂

  7. SharkyJon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Play Ryan or Hart this week?

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      hart

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Coin flip - would prob go Hart b/c home

  8. Bushman
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Tairing my hair out this week! Help appreciated:

    I have Auba and Fabianksi
    A) Alonso -> Kola
    B) Arnie -> Chicarito
    C) Arnie & Alonso -> Kola & Chica -4
    D) Arnie & Alonso -> Laca & Diop/Balbuena -4

    Thanks

    1. Monya Meow Meow
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Maybe just do Arnie to Wilson/Jim and don't take the hit?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        This seems positive

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Tearing*

      Not A, C or D

      So B. Chicha or Wilson

  9. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Really itching to WC?

    A, Current team,
    Alisson, Foster
    TTA, Alonso, WanB, Doch, Vin
    Hazard, Sané, Sterling, Fraser, Diag
    Auba, *Arnie*, Wilson.

    B, Possible Wildcard team,
    Flappy, fodd
    Alonso, Trent, Doch, WanB, Balb
    Sterl, Sane, Richy, Fraser, Torre
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    1, Go for it, (see any glaring holes)

    2, Hold & just do Arnie to Jiménez/ Mitr

    HELP.......

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I wouldn't. Doesn't look like enough meaningful changes unless you're 100% on dropping haz

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        100 million question, really want to hold till fixtures change as he is capable of hauling.
        Just worried Kane will punish me?

        1. Monya Meow Meow
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Worried about Kane like me haha! You reckon his time will be managed with CL next week?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 18 days ago

            Yes, big game for them

  10. J T
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Fabianski
    Alonso TAA Doherty
    Sterling Sané Hazard Rich Fraser
    Arnie Kane

    Button | WanB Doherty Quaner 0.7th

    Alonso & Arnie > Lacazette & Kolasinac?-4

    Don’t like to lose Alonso but allows me to have 5 premium forwards. What do you think?

    1. BrockLanders
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Looks decent tbf

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      risky. kolasinac might not be nailed when monreal returns

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Looks nice.

    4. Monya Meow Meow
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Maybe someone else other than Kola? The other part of the equation looks good.

  11. Monya Meow Meow
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Is it finally time to WC?

    Pat Foster
    Alonso TAA Doh AWB Balb
    Salah Sterling Rich Fraser Cama
    Auba Wilson Arnie

    1. J T
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No I wouldn’t

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Wanna get rid of Arnie and Foster for Fab and maybe Jim.
        Don't think double Bour will work out next few weeks too.
        Salah... not worth the money.

        And finally, need Kane!

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      that's much better than my shower and I'm saving one more week, Arnie & Alonso -> Laca & someone maybe?

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Fancy a double Arsenal attack?
        Could do Arnie and Alonso to Laca and anyone up to 5.8 but will be for a hit.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          yeah why not? not sure about cheap mids though, not sure 5.8 is enough

          1. Hits from the Bong
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 18 days ago

            Snoddy?

          2. Monya Meow Meow
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 18 days ago

            5.8 would be for a defender and not midfielder. Could be Keane or Digne.

    3. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Would just sell Arnie

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Arnie to Jim? Only have 8.5 to spend

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Similar to me asking above, seems Arnie out is the sensible option.

      1. Monya Meow Meow
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Yup definitely wanting to lose Arnie but if I get Jim, will be triple Wolves!
        A bit risky...

        Maybe Mitro instead? Has that 4 YC though...

  12. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Any ideas what to do with this lot chaps? 2FT, 1.8 ITB:

    Patricio
    Laporte, Doherty, Alonso, Robertson*
    Salah, Richarlison, Sane
    Kane, Jimenez, Arnautovic*

    (Hennessey, AWB, Masuaku, Hojbjerg)

    A) Salah & Arnautovic -> Mane & Aubameyang
    B) Salah & Arnautovic -> Dilva & Aubameyang (next week Robertson & Masuaku -> TAA & Fraser)
    C) Salah, Arnautovic & Robertson -> Sterling, Aubameyang & TAA (-4)
    D) Salah, Arnautovic & Hojbjerg -> Dilva, Aubameyang & Fraser (-4)
    E) Arnautovic -> Wilson
    F) Salah -> Sterling

    Looking at C) due to Gomez injury and Arsenal fixtures?

    Cheers.

    1. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      C looks good

    2. Origi-nal
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Robbo & Arnie -> TAA/Digne & Laca for free?

      I'd be hesitant to lose Salah this week.

  13. Tmel
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Fab
    Laporte Robertson Doherty
    Rich Sane Sterling Fanderson Fraser
    Jiminez Kane
    (Alonso AWB Arnie)

    No FT and I want Auba but can't get him without an 8 point hit. Is it worth WCing (seeing as I have to use it soon anyway) to get him in?

    1. hamgrumps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      WC if getting rid of Alonso. Otherwise I wouldn't take an -8 for Auba who could get benched.

  14. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    What is your thoughts on Tottenham defence and bringing in Trippier?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      he has some sort of injury, seem unsure how bad

      1. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        But he played against Arsenal but did he go out injured again?

        1. QUEN
          10 months, 18 days ago

          It’s from pains due to the pitch terrain apprently .

          Long term problem, will effect him from time to time depending on the pitch.

          I will still look to bring him in

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          went off at the end of the Soton game:

          '“It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem. it is an area that is difficult to sort out. But I don’t believe it’s a big thing. It’s only he needs to start to accept that situation and live with sometimes some pain and play.”

          might be alright, but hard to know

          1. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 18 days ago

            But if he is in pain that will surely effect his performance. Maybe you should wait and see how it continues?

  15. StevePeave
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    A. Mane and Wilson
    B. Auba and Gundogan

    1. Lukaku91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      b

  16. Lukaku91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    play one:

    a) Bennett
    b) Gibbs-White
    c) Laporte

  17. sambyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Is it suicide to go without Laca or Auba? It would allow me to have Haz, Sterling and Sane in midfield and save a transfer or two.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I'm going without them.

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      not suicide but risky

    3. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No it's not. Huddersfield & Wagner focus on defence and they have been getting good results lately so it wont be easy game for Arsenal.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      I'm not for now, going to save a FT and reassess since:

      A) I don't think Huddersfield is necessarily going to be the goal fest people expect for Arsenal - over the last 4 GWs they have the joint lowest goal attempts conceded (6, same as Chelsea), joint lowest goal attempts in box conceded (4, same as Arsenal) and 2nd lowest xG conceded (0.9, same as Liverpool)
      B) I'm not 100% sure on who will start out of Laca/Auba/both and who is the better relative value of the two

      Then I think I will have to get one in as Southampton and Burnley are too juicy to miss.
      The problem is the price changes effectively punish you for not being template - looks like Auba is set to rise yet again tonight i.e. giving early movers a 0.4m advantage over those that wait

  18. Skull And Gnomes 9
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Ashley Young needs to be mentioned.

    Why? Because he's in my team and has not been mentioned since the last time I mentioned him hundreds of pages ago.

    Ashley Young_ There, I did it twice.

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      weird flex but ok

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        I feel better now.

        1. Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          Ashley Young though. Am I right?

  19. QUEN
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Best arsenal midfielder for next week?

    Thinking mane > ozil for a -4

    1. QUEN
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Scrap that didn’t realise he was injured too

  20. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Time to wildcard or hold until next week?

    Fabianski Foster
    Robertson Laporte Doherty Balbuena Wan-Bissaka
    Salah Sane Martial Richarlison Camarasa
    Kane Arnautovic Jimenez

  21. EgyptianKing
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Do you think Son will start saturday? I am currently doubling-up Spurs (Kane and Son)

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Probably but no guarantee. His game time has been managed.

  22. subhojit123
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Martial to -

    1. Son (already have Kane)
    2. Richarlison (1 week punt, as he plays old club Watford)

    1. Lukaku91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      2

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      2

      1. subhojit123
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks guys

  23. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Salah, Arnie -> Sane, Laca
    Worth -4?
    Ta.

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      just about could work

    2. Sid1891
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 18 days ago

      No for me
      Don’t think transfers will justify -4

      1. Champione
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        then Salah needs to score very well. Worth it imo

    3. BoleynWin
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      The exact transfers I’m looking at, my only issue is that a -4 when it’s City v Chelsea doesn’t seem to make sense. I’ll likely still pull the trigger though...

  24. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Lol Epic, are you actually Jamaican?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Of course man. Reppin for the bobsleigh team.

      1. Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        can't tell if you're joking.

  25. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    How does this look?
    Fabianski
    Kolasinac,TAA, Doherty
    Sterling, Dilva, Richarlison,Fraser
    Aubameyang(c)Kane,Lacazette(vc)

    Hamer,AWB,Camarasa,Duffy 0.4m itb

    Duffy > Lovren next week.

    1. Lukaku91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      solid

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      good. don't like the proposed move though

      1. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks. Best 5.0 m alternative?

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 18 days ago

          digne/keane

  26. J.Litmanen
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Going to WC this time, still in the works.

    Current WC draft:

    Fab Hamer
    Bellerin, TAA, Doherty, AWB, Schindler
    Sterling, Sané, Fanderson, Rich, Fraser
    Kane, Aub, Kamara

    A: Keep
    B Fraser/Kamara --> Gunnarsson, Jimenez
    C Downgrade Sané to Son, leaving me with 1.2 left in the bank (got any suggestions if you pick C?)
    D Other suggestions that I simply can't see, need new eyes on this team :p

  27. Sid1891
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Any Mahrez lovers?
    Got him in the team last gw
    Paid off nicely

    Pep what do you know?

    Thanks

    1. Lukaku91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      nice one. I just worry for his game time

      1. Sid1891
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 18 days ago

        Me too
        4.2itb 0ft and he is only Man C coverage

    2. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Made same decision. Keeping for Chelsea game hope front three will be Mahrez - Sterling - Sane (if Aguero out)

      Getting rid when using mt wc soon

  28. Demel
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Planning on making the Arnie > Mitro switch. Mitro on 90%. Is he going to rise? Would rather wait a day for the 2nd pressers if possible.

  29. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    What to do with this team?

    Patricio
    Doherty, Laporte, Alonso, Digne
    Salah, Sané, Richarlison, Murphy
    Kane, Wilson

    Button, Arnie*, AWB, Højbjerg

    1FT, 1.3 ITB

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      save this week and sort arnie next week imo

    2. Lukaku91
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 18 days ago

      Arnautovic to laca
      Alonso to Kolasinac

  30. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 18 days ago

    Hardly seeing Robbo in these teams anymore