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Scout Notes

Centre-back crisis could have implications for other Arsenal assets

We continue our look back at Gameweek 16 with an analysis of two narrow wins for Arsenal and Burnley on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette failed to sparkle in north London, while injury and suspension to two more centre-halves may force Unai Emery into rethinking his wing-back system.

Burnley gained a much-needed three points with a win over Brighton, meanwhile, with James Tarkowski scoring his third goal of the season.

We’ve all the goals, assists, injury news, Fantasy talking points and manager quotes from the matches at the Emirates and Turf Moor.

Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield Town

  • Goal: Lucas Torreira (£5.1m)
  • Assist: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m)

The first match of Arsenal’s much-discussed fixture swing failed to live up to expectations, particularly for those Fantasy managers sitting on one – or both – of Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m).

The teamsheet for the visit of Huddersfield Town boded well for those gambling on a double-up of Arsenal’s premium strike pair, with Lacazette and Aubameyang not only both named in the starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 12 but also deployed alongside one another in a two-man attack.

Arsenal’s 3-4-2-1 formation of recent weeks became a 3-5-2 for this encounter, with Matteo Guendouzi (£4.5m) brought into the side as the third central midfielder and Hector Bellerin (£5.5m) and Sead Kolasinac (£5.0m) continuing as wing-backs.

Not for the first time this season, though, an obdurate performance from David Wagner’s side frustrated their opposition.

The Gunners could muster only two shots on target over the 90 minutes, both of which came from the unlikely source of Lucas Torreira (£5.1m).

Lacazette and Aubameyang both missed gilt-edged chances in the first half as the strike partnership floundered, though it might be argued that the French striker had a perfectly good goal disallowed when flagged for offside – the intervention of Zanka (£4.5m) after Aubameyang’s flick on prompting debate about interfering with play versus “second phase” attacks.

Emery’s reluctance to field the two players together as a bona fide strike partnership has frustrated Arsenal fans at times but the struggles of the premium pair in this opening 45 minutes might have further strengthened his case for not doing so.

Lacazette and Stephan Lichsteiner (£4.5m) were hooked at the break as the Gunners changed shape, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.7m) and Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) sent on at the interval to give the isolated Aubameyang some support.

Emery has now made 14 substitutions at half-time in the Premier League this season, with Lacazette featuring in three of those changes.

Aubameyang didn’t have much more joy in the second half, it has to be said, with one headed attempt and a couple of blocked shots the sum total of his attacking threat.

The Gabonese forward did at least bank one attacking return when his chipped cross found Torreira, who acrobatically scored the game’s only goal on 83 minutes.

While giving credit to Huddersfield for their dogged performance, fatigue may have been a mitigating factor for the Gunners after punishing matches against Spurs and Manchester United in the seven days prior to the Terriers’ visit.

Arsenal at least now have a seven-day turnaround before heading to Southampton, with the Europa League dead rubber against Qarabag on Thursday likely to see the blooding of young prospects and peripheral squad players.

The problems continue to mount for Emery at centre-half, meanwhile, a situation that could have implications elsewhere in the team.

With Rob Holding (£4.4m) ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL rupture, Arsenal lost Shkodran Mustafi (£5.4m) to a hamstring injury in the second half of Saturday’s match.

Mustafi and Sokratis (£5.1m) also picked up their fifth yellow cards of the season, meaning the pair will miss the trip to the south coast next Sunday.

Emery’s options at centre-half are now limited to Lichtsteiner, the veteran Swiss international who is more suited to playing at full-back, plus Nacho Monreal (£5.4m) and Laurent Koscielny (£5.4m), both of whom have only just returned from injury.

Konstantinos Mavropanos (£4.7m) also remains absent with a groin problem, while it would be a big ask for youngster Zech Medley (£4.0m) to make the step up to Premier League level.

Speaking after the match, Emery said:

The injuries and yellow cards are coming with the matches. The important thing now is two days off for the players now, for us also, then coming back and thinking about Thursday and the Europa League, and for Southampton.

The players will be OK and we will prepare for the game with the players to find the same spirit level as today so that every player can help us.

I think [Mustafi] will be OK.

I don’t know how we are going to play next week, but we have players. Stephan played at centre back today and had a good performance in Manchester with good commitment. Koscielny is also coming back, Nacho Monreal too. We’ll have players.

Emery has settled on a wing-back system in recent weeks but a dearth of match-fit, senior centre-halves may make him reconsider switching back to a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 next weekend – a tactical move the Arsenal boss actually made at half-time of Saturday’s match against Huddersfield, even before injury struck Mustafi.

That system change could mean a move back to the left flank for Aubameyang if Emery wishes to persevere with Lacazette up top.

Kolasinac and Bellerin would also move back to being orthodox full-backs, though the good news for their owners is that when doing so against Wagner’s side on Saturday, the pair were still noticeably prominent in attacking positions.

Kolasinac racked up more touches in the final third than Aubameyang, who was the only Arsenal player to register more penalty box touches than the Bosnia and Herzegovina defender.

Torreira, somehow now Arsenal’s top-scoring midfielder in FPL, registered an attacking return for the third match in a row and Emery paid tribute to the Uruguay international after full-time:

Last week he scored and today he scored again.

He has quality and his interpretation of the pitch tactically, and his perception in attacking moments and defensive moments.

He’s very fast in his mind and his feet too. He can do very good work in defensive moments and, like today and last week, he can also get into the box and score like today.

Aaron Ramsey (£7.3m) and Mesut Ozil (£8.1m) missed out with ankle and back injuries respectively, meanwhile.

Although Huddersfield slipped back into the relegation zone, everyone associated with the club – and owners of their Fantasy assets – can take heart from their performance in this match.

Alex Pritchard (£4.8m) wasted the best of the Terriers’ chances when chipping over from inside the Arsenal box, while Aaron Mooy (£5.1m) was again impressive in midfield for the visitors.

Wagner’s side were once again well organised in defence and only Leicester City have conceded fewer shots on target than Huddersfield over the last six Gameweeks – this despite the West Yorkshire club facing the likes of Arsenal, Wolves and Bournemouth during this period.

Home matches against Newcastle, Southampton and Burnley in the next five Gameweeks would seem to offer realistic chances of clean sheets, for those investing in the Terriers’ budget defensive options.

Wagner said:

It’s hard to take today, but I can totally see the positives. We limited them to few shots on target and a few half chances, but we still have to accept this result.

The players have to hold their heads high. We did a lot of things right defensively to give a top team a real fight away from home.

Huddersfield lost Jonathan Hogg and Tommy Smith (both £4.4m) to hamstring injuries in the second half, while Wagner also revealed two influential players picked up knocks:

As well as Tommy Smith and Jonathan Hogg injuries, Aaron Mooy and Terence Kongolo have knocks in the dressing room. We will help them recover as best as we can.

Arsenal XI (3-5-2): Leno; Mustafi (Monreal 66′), Sokratis, Lichtsteiner (Iwobi 45′); Bellerin, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Kolasinac; Aubameyang, Lacazette (Mkhitaryan 45′).

Huddersfield Town XI (4-4-2): Lossl; Smith (Hadergjonaj 60), Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo; Mooy, Hogg (Bacuna 52), Williams (Durm 70), Lowe; Pritchard, Depoitre.

Burnley 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goal: James Tarkowski (£4.7m)
  • Assist: Jack Cork (£4.6m)

Defences were on top at both ends of the pitch in a predictably tight match at Turf Moor, with most of the game’s opportunities coming from dead-ball situations and little quality to note from open play.

The fact that centre-halves James Tarkowski (£4.7m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.5m), who were both impressive at the back for their respective clubs, were the two players that had the most attempts on goal from inside the opposition box said much about the pattern of this scrappy affair.

Dunk and Tarkowski had three efforts on goal each on Saturday, all of which came from set plays.

The Burnley defender’s winner was befitting of the game’s overall quality, with Jack Cork‘s (£4.6m) shot being deflected past Matthew Ryan (£4.6m) via Tarkowski’s chest.

The recently capped England international also went within inches of putting his side two goals up in the second half, nodding a corner just wide of Ryan’s left-hand post.

Ryan made smart stops from Chris Wood (£6.2m) and Robbie Brady (£5.4m) in the opening 45 minutes as the Clarets had the best of the play, with Brighton not really coming into the game until midway through the second half.

That substitute Glenn Murray (£6.6m) had the Seagulls’ first attempt on target in stoppage time of this match was indicative of Brighton’s limited threat, although the willing Solly March (£5.1m) whistled two efforts just wide and Jurgen Locadia (£5.3m) ought to have scored when nodding Murray’s cross over from six yards.

That may well have been the disappointing swansong for Brighton’s Fantasy assets in many of our squads, with the Seagulls’ next seven opponents all ranked 11th or higher in the Premier League table: Hughton’s side sit bottom of our Season Ticker as a result.

The Brighton manager thought his side deserved at least a point from the game:

Our performance in some aspects was really good.

The only work we can be guilty of is our work in the final third and not getting enough quality shots on goal.

They’re a team that play a certain way and you know that second balls are going to be important. They’re strong when the ball goes into the box and ultimately that’s how they got their goal.

Despite their well-documented defensive struggles of this season, only six clubs have registered more clean sheets than Dyche’s side (four) and the improved performances over the last two Gameweeks hint that the Clarets are edging their way back to some kind of form.

The Burnley boss said:

The performances lately have been suggesting we are getting back to that edge, in terms of being resilient, but also creating chances.

We made two or three good ones today and with a bit more quality, who knows. But today wasn’t about that; it was about fight, spirit and organisation and I’m pleased those things paid us back today.

It’s nice to quieten down the noise and it gives the players that little bit of timely confidence that they can win games.

Slowly and surely we are remodelling our game and in three of the last four we’ve looked more like ourselves.

Up next for the Clarets, however, are away trips to Spurs and Arsenal.

Both clubs were without influential midfielders in Steven Defour (£5.4m) and Jose Izquierdo (£5.9m), who failed fitness tests ahead of the game.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Hart; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson (Lennon 72′), Cork, Westwood, Brady; Wood, Barnes (Hendrick 85′).

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-3-3): Ryan; Bruno, Balogun, Dunk, Bernardo; Propper, Gross (Stephens 79′), Bissouma; March, Andone (Murray 63′), Knockaert (Locadia 63′).

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  1. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Why was Jimenez benched last game?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      missed the start of the match but i'd guess rested

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      just rotation to give him a rest I believe

      fixture congestion

      pretty confident he plays v bournemouth, but jota also keeps his place in the team in place of adama traore or costa.

      1. Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Traore headless chicken with 2 left feet.

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          He reminds me of "fetch Rover"

        2. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          shocking excuse for a footballer really

          lol

          usain bolt mark II

  2. simong1
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Ryan – Button
    Alonso – Robertson – Laporte – Doherty – AWB
    Salah – Hazard – Richarlison – Fraser – Gunnarsson
    Kane – Wilson – Success

    2 FT, 0 ITB. Would love to get Sterling in but not sure about losing Salah. Possible options:

    A) Salah & Ryan > Sterling & Ederson
    B) Ryan > Fabianski
    C) Fraser & Ryan > Schurrle & Fabianski
    D) Other suggestions?

    1. Where has all the rum gone?
      3 months, 15 days ago

      B

    2. Fred the Red
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Why not lose Hazard instead of Salah to get Sterling? Liverpool and City and wreaking havoc while Chelsea have been pretty team this season.

      1. simong1
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Hazard's upcoming fixtures are looking very good

  3. Four Season Wonder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Not the most glamorous of transfers...
    I am looking to bring in Snoddy but who should I ditch?
    (next 2 games)

    A Brooks (wol, BHA)
    B Kenedy (hud, FUL)

    1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Kenedy

    2. Hasselbaink Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Ken

  4. Özil
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    As a Gooner I can only say: "VAR can't come soon enough!"

    It's hard watching controversial, poor and incorrect decisions against us every single week.

    1. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Conspiracy!

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I fully agree as La(c)a owner, they ruined my GW!

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Likewise, from a probable 18 pointer to a 2 pointer. Meanwhile Salah scores a clear offside goal RIP

    3. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Any fan would want it.

    4. boc610
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lacca was offside. so you cant mean that one.

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Erm... defender did a failed back pass. How is that offside?

        1. boc610
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          before that...there were two phases of play, when ball was headed to him he was offside. commentator explained it well on MOTD

    5. sulav11
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Why was Laca taken out within 45 minutes?

  5. sunnyh
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Really want Son, but not sure who to take out of my midfield:

    Sterling - Haz - Sane - Richa - Brooks

    Brooks seems obvious but will have to find 2.5M from somewhere, most likely Alonso to a 4.0M player. Or maybe Sane to Son as already have Sterling?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Rich seems most obvious, at least for upcoming fixtures.

  6. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on my bench order? Assuming Wilson plays

    Hart
    Alonso Kola Laporte
    Anderson Torreira Sterling Salah
    Kane Wilson Kamara

    Bench: Wan Biss, TAA, Richarlison

    1. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I would play TAA & Rich over Kamara & Torreira

    2. coriswrasse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Torreira hype is Neves 2.0

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Torreira doesn’t only shoot from 30 yards out

  7. Hasselbaink Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    GW17 Team -

    Fabi
    Alonso / Laporte / Robertson / Doherty
    Salah / Sane / Snodgrass
    Kane / Wilson / Jimenez

    Ryan / Richarlison / Camarasa / Digne
    1FT, 0.0 ITB

    Stick with the plan of Salah > Sterling?

    1. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Both with potential and 2 home games in 3, so bit of a coin flip.
      Have both and really not sure which I'd lose if had to choose.

    2. Fred the Red
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No keep Salah. Liverpool are destroying all teams in their path and Salah doesn't get rested/rotated unlike Sterling.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        What’s your definition of destroyed, 1/2-0 wins ?

        1. Fred the Red
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Still the second highest scorers in the league. Salah is the topscorer and he has fewer players to split the points/goals with than Sterling.

          1. Fred the Red
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Plus Sterling gets rested/rotated

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Fewer players to split less goals though. At a far higher price too. Salah also got rotated, Sterling is first choice outside of congestion and we have seen that

  8. Holteenderinthesky
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Duffy>Holebas A good move ? 0.1ITB 1FT

    Hart, Bettinelli
    Alonso, Mina, Doherty, Duffy, Bissaka
    Salah, Anderson, Richarlson, Fraser, Ward
    Kane, Auba, Jimenez

  9. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Can’t wait to see my first FPL cup opponent

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Usually my only FPL cup opponent

      1. KingOllie
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Always fun losing to players with Pogba and Lukaku in their teams and 0 transfers made

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Essential players on a WC. Whats the current thinking?

    I have got Hazard, Kane, Anderson, Mitrovic which are not leaving my team and fixed on my WC.

    - Sterling: I currently have sane but is finding funds for sterling worth it? I was initially quite scepticle but coming around to the idea of having sterling over sane as it gives a potential cpt opiton (but i already have kane and hazard so cpt option is not that imp)

    - Richarlison: I think he is def essential from gw19 but i bought him @6.6 so makes sense to sell him at 6.8 and buy him back in 2 gw's at 7. My gut feeling is to keep him. The alternate in that price bracket for me is Bilva for the two home games then transfer to Richarlison. worth it?

    - Alonso: Sooo confused by him. have had him from the start and he has great fixtures but he is less attacking now. The alonso funds could allow me to stretch bilva to Sane if i downgrade him to someone like Digne

    - Son: This is very much dependent on the teamsheets this gw but has a high ceiling but well priced.

    - Jimenez: Another tough decision as i got him at 5.8. his short term fixtures are mixed but long-term are good. with so many mids around, i was planning a 3-5-2 with kamara is the benchfodder but worth it to keep a stronger then usual front 8 with jimenez as the 3rd forward? there are bound to be benchings.

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Sterling id say is the best pick. When Mendy returns (January) Sane is gonna be a big rotation risk again. Therefore id get Sterling in now while you are on Wildcard tbh.

      Richarlison can be missed for the next two aslong as not much value tied up in him. After that would bea big risk to go without.

      Alonso is debateable, but i wouldnt sell him. Near the top scoring player for 7m. The other 2 near him are 11.5

      Son - decent pick from the spurs lot. Second behind Kane, maybe best VFM if you can tolerate random benchings

      Jiminez - ok value, team blows hot and cold. Id say hes the least essential as Wilson for 1m more is much better. Otherwise go to Kamara/Success and beef midfield

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks kingollie.

        currently on this with 21.1 m left
        Fabianski Button
        Alonso Doherty Awb XXX
        Sterling Anderson Hazard Rich XXX
        Kane Mitro XXX

        So options include:
        A: Chambers + Kiko (nailed?) + Son + Kamara...which works out but leaves defence quite cheap. where to downgrade?
        B: Kola + Schindler + Bilva + Kamara..more balanced but Son way more upside then bilva...where to downgrade?
        C: Kola + Chamber + Son + Jimenez and downgrade Rich to Hojberg to play 343

        1. KingOllie
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Thats a hard choice really, id go for A or B.

          Probably A for that power midfield

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      My view:
      Hazard is important for next 7 fixtures.
      Richa in and out. His opponents in that bracket are Anderson, Martial, Siggy, Bilva
      Alonso. Whatever they say about him and Robbo are 2 Mids at good prices.
      Son is the type of player you get value from and a great differential. Everyone will get rotated so what.
      Jimenez is a well priced third forward/mid. Fraser, Chica, Rondon, Ings when fit, Perez, Lucas all in that bracket. He won't get you 20 points IMO. Fraser No 1 otherwise both.
      Mitro for fixtures but a yellow card count I don't like.

      1. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        but fraser's fixtures are meh

        1. Kopkloppers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          fixture proof.

  11. Kopkloppers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    How are my bench choices over the next 6 weeks
    Patricio/Fab Rondon/Fraser Digne WanB

  12. We ain't got no histor…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Bottomed

    Help me use my 2 FTs lads

    Ederson Hamer
    Alonso TAA Benett AWB Lindelof*
    Salah Martial Richarlison Fraser Dilva
    Auba Jimenez Chicha

    Cheers

  13. Bonita
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Hey Gents. who would your top 4 assets be if you could get in
    Your squad

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Allison Robbo Sterling Salah

    2. caldracula
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Fabianski
      Robertson
      Salah
      Kane

  14. boc610
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Sane could easily be on pep's chopping block after that performance against Chelsea..made a mess of his chances and never tracked Kante for his goal

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      he could, but he also may not be

      he's been on fire past few games, why ruin the confidence he has built up

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        this

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Rests for CL midweek and then plays against Everton

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Think they looked worse without him.

  15. the Penman
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    We are going to have to face it: Huddersfield is not an easy / walk over fixture thses days.

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Proper scrappers.

  16. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Is Richarlison to F. Anderson all right transfer ?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      yes

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Short term (next 2 games yeah)

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      luxury transfer.Wouldnt do it if i didnt have a wc

  17. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    1FT, 0.4 ITB:

    Allison, Hamer

    Robertson, Keane, Doherty, Balbuena, AWB

    Sane, Alli, F Anderson, Richarlison, Stephens

    Kane, Aubameyang, Murray

    Murray to Chicharito?

  18. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Why is everyone wanting to get in Watf def's suddenly?

    lol

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah a bit strange. Watford have a history of a downturn after Christmas.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      You what lol

  19. On Me Ederson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Fabianski Patricio
    Robertson Kolasniac Doherty Digne AWB
    Fanderson Sterling Richarlison Son Sane
    Jimenez Kane Mitrovich

    Any suggestions?

  20. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Any news on Martial?? Only 1FT and thinking Martial out will probably be the best transfer here despite defence not being great?

    Lloris
    Alonso - Bennett - AWB
    Hazard - Richarlison - Anderson - Martial*
    Kane (c) - Auba - Mitrovic

    Lossl - Obiang - Digne - Yedlin*

    1FT, 0.8 ITB

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      where is your city milf?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        ...and where is your money? TV?

        1. GoonerByron
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          103.4 TV! Only 0.8 ITB

    2. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      No Citeh. Very brave

      1. GoonerByron
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Took Aguero out for Auba when he got injured, no easy route to City midfielder.. And at the moment glad I've stuck with Haz! 😛

        Martial -> Bilva the only free move I can make?

  21. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    how are you guys getting on with wc ? I have salah hazard and sane in my original team and i'm keeping them so getting funds for the likes of sterling or kane is proving really difficult...

    1. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lossl Vinagre (Jonny later) Bennett AWB Camarasa Kamara

  22. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    start 3:

    a) robertson (mun h)
    b) awb (lei h)
    c) pereira (cry a)
    d) doherty (bou h)
    e) bellerin (sou a)

    1. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A, D, E

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        thank you sir, currently on this trio too

    2. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      ADE.

      What do you do for a living Bhuna?

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        work for a software company in sales pal, yourself?

        work from home most of the time though so bit more flexibility

        1. Paddington Bear
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Just a shitty govt. job. Pretty boring lol

          1. #FPLBhuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            haha, fpl gets me through the week though as sad as it is

            1. Paddington Bear
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 15 days ago

              If it wasn’t for FPL/Premiership in general I would find a new job 😆

    3. Kopkloppers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      A B D

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 15 days ago

        ADE

  23. savory
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    whats with the Torreira hate?

    cheap value, form, fixtures, set piece taker, even pops up with a goal. yeah hes one card from a suspension but thats one game he'll miss between now and NY.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      know nothing about him to be honest

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      plays for the scum

      that's all

      1. Skull And Gnomes 9
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Scum always rises to the top.

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          jokes aside, i'm not sure think it's just salty non-owners cause they couldn't get in on the jam

          think torreira is a very very good signing for arsenal tbh, and decent value at his price point in fpl

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Is the correct answer.

  24. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Alli better option than Son? Haven't seen much Spurs this season.

    Will most likely bring one Spurs mid in this gw.

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      both decent options

    2. KingOllie
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I think Son is better value tbh

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      I wouldn't bring Alli in until his gametime settles to be honest and see how he goes

  25. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Does league cup count in suspensions?

    1. Paddington Bear
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Only if it’s a straight red

  26. Champions united
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Any suggestions for this lot
    1ft last week wc failed miserably
    fab/button
    Kola balbu taa doherty awb
    Sane anderson sterling fraser richa
    Kane laca jimnzy

  27. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Fabianski (Foster)
    Laporte, Alonso, Wan-Bissaka (Bennett) (Chambers)
    Salah, Sane, Fraser, Richarlison (Hudson-Odoi)
    Kane, Lacazette, Wilson

    1 free transfer and no money in the bank.

    1. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Lacazette to Jiminez, rotate with Fraser and upgrade Hudson or your defence

    2. Where has all the rum gone?
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Weak bench.

  28. Bonita
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Any1 hoping Spurs get knocked out so no more rotation risk?

    1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      uel

  29. sulav11
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Why was Laca and Mitrovic taken out within 45 min?