Scout Picks

Gameweek 19 Scout Picks – In-form Salah the key man

We have chosen our best XI players for Gameweek 19.

Because of the tight turn-around since Gameweek 18, this line-up was not chosen by our Scout Squad this week.

Instead, it was assembled by a select few within the Fantasy Football Scout editorial team.

We are, as ever, under the £83m budget and line-up in the classic Fantasy formation of 3-4-3.

Goalkeeper

Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) has started the last two Crystal Palace matches filling in for the injured Wayne Hennessey. Given the short space of time between their win at Manchester City and their Boxing Day match, plus the lack of up to date information, we expect the Spaniard to be in net once again in Gameweek 19. Crystal Palace’s chance of a clean sheet this week are fairly strong as they host Cardiff City, who have scored fewer away goals than any other Premier League side this season.

Defenders

Matt Doherty (£5.2m) gets into the Scout Picks based largely on his attacking potential. He has pulled in offensive returns in three of his last four Premier League outings and should benefit playing against the poor Fulham defence on Boxing Day. Furthermore, Fulham have had their struggles going forward recently, while Wolves are typically more defensively sound away from home than at Molineux. Therefore, a double-figure haul for Doherty this week is not entirely out of the question.

Luke Shaw (£4.9m) is selected ahead of Huddersfield Town’s trip to Old Trafford. The Manchester United left-back faces the division’s lowest scorers in the Terriers, while also offering some attacking potential of his own now that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has unshackled the Red Devils.

Dejan Lovren (£4.9m) is chosen as the cover for Liverpool’s hugely impressive defence in Gameweek 19. The Reds have conceded just two league goals at home this season while Newcastle are particularly goal-shy away from home. Only Fulham and Huddersfield have found the net fewer times on their travels this season.

Midfielders

After his recent displays, there was no way we couldn’t include Mohamed Salah (£13.2m). Just one player has recorded more shots on target than the Egyptian in the last four Gameweeks, hence why he has found the net four times in that time. Furthermore, he is comparing very favourably with his 11 chances created too, offering a spread of points. In truth, he looks fully responsible for the functionality of Liverpool’s attack right now. We were initially concerned about his 90-minute spell against Wolves in Gameweek 18, but assessing the form of his colleagues and the five-day gap between that Friday night encounter and Boxing Day’s meeting, we’re confident of a starting role.

We are keeping faith in Eden Hazard (£11.0m) in spite of his blank against Leicester in Gameweek 18. The Chelsea man continues to offer excellent creativity compared to the rest of the league and is also a threat in front of goal. While he will probably be shifted to a wider role against Watford, he should be able to capitalise on the fact that the Hornets have slipped into the whipping boy bracket. In the last four Gameweeks, only Burnley have conceded more shots in their penalty box than Watford.

Paul Pogba (£7.9m) is our chosen representative from the Manchester United ranks for their Gameweek 18 meeting with Huddersfield. We believe he is the most likely to start given the seeming lack of competition for his place and Solskjaer’s clear admiration for his abilities. Only Rashford had more shots than Pogba against Cardiff, while Anthony Martial was the only Red Devil to create more chances. The Frenchman obviously claimed three assists from the trip to South Wales and we expect his influence on this new-look Manchester United team to continue in Gameweek 19.

Richarlison‘s (£7.0m) trip face Burnley fills us with confidence that he will get some attacking returns. As already mentioned, the Clarets remain the division’s worst side for shots allowed in the penalty box, which will give Everton the perfect opportunity to make up for their 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham on Sunday. We’d expect Richarlison to return to the centre-forward position after playing on the left-wing in Gameweek 18, perfect for him to build on his three attacking returns in his last four.

Forwards

Harry Kane (£12.5m) returns to the Scout Picks on the back of his 15-point haul against Everton. In the last eight Gameweeks, he has averaged 7.13 points per game and has been recording underlying statistics that suggest his form is sustainable. This week he faces a Bournemouth defence that has kept just clean sheets away from home this season and conceded an average of 1.75 goals on their travels in 2018/19. While they have seen a reduction in their goal attempts conceded in the box over the last four Gameweeks since being thrashed by Liverpool, they were up against Brighton in Gameweek 18, who are particularly poor on their travels themselves. Based on the form over the last month or so, we expect Spurs to score heavily again.

Raúl Jiménez (£6.2m) comes back into the Scout Picks in light of Wolves travelling to face Fulham’s defence. He has had 10 shots in the last four Gameweeks, a figure which was somewhat diminished by facing that tough Liverpool defence last time out. Going into that Friday night encounter he ranked joint-third for efforts inside the box. That translated to six attacking returns in Jiménez’s seven Premier League outings prior to the Liverpool game, which is certainly fine form for a Fantasy asset at his price point. With little competition for the centre-forward position at Wolves, it’s hard to see him being benched for this one.

Danny Ings (£5.6m) completes our line-up ahead of Southampton’s Thursday night meeting with West Ham. The forward has been in sensational form since Ralph Hasenhüttl took over the Saints. In his last two matches he has found the net three times and is proving the poster boy for the new manager’s high-pressing tactics. Meanwhile, the Hammers are still struggling for clean sheets, with just three this season.

Substitutes

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.3m) was originally our cover for the Crystal Palace defence, losing out only because the Eagles’ goalkeeper was £0.1m cheaper. Those who own the defender should seriously consider starting him this week as Palace set to host the Premier League’s worst away-day attack in Cardiff.

Felipe Anderson (£7.4m) gets into the Scout Picks as he continues to offer strong underlying statistics. He and his West Ham colleagues were unfortunate not to score against Watford in Gameweek 18 and will be keen to get back to winning ways at Southampton. The Saints are still waiting for their first clean sheet since Gameweek 10.

Marcus Rashford (£7.0m) came close to getting into our starting XI but lost out for budgetary reasons when compared with the other forwards we picked. The youngster should start against Huddersfield with Romelu Lukaku reportedly still out of the fold for personal reasons and has two goals and two assists in his last five Premier League outings.

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4,684 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    The Fanderson firesale is bonkers

    1. Jealous Viper
        1 month, 22 days ago

        3 double digit returns in the last seven games. 4 returns in total. Passes the eye test. Has great fixtures. Beats me

      • LǝgleSs e|even
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        blame Mark..

      • Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I know right.

        People want triple West Ham then want triple Utd.

        What’s next week ? Triple Brighton ?

        1. Jealous Viper
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Whisper it but Leicester have a decent few games when City is out of the way

        2. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Haha yeah it is rather shocking but then again the world is full of sheeps...now how funny would it be if Martial is actually benched and Fanderson gets a haul?

      • stupendous
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Gtg? Please.

        Patricio
        Doherty Robbo Digne
        Salah(c) Hazard Anderson Richarlison
        Kane(v) Jimenez Mitrovic

        Hamer Paterson Bednarek Yedlin

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Feel sorry that you still have Mitro. G2g though

          1. stupendous
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            He will score tomorrow I think. Still playing Doherty mind

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Merry Christmas FFS! I log in most days to read this nonsense so why should Christmas Day be any different 😆

        Martial out would be hilarious tho.

        Enjoy the footie tomorrow! Green arrows to all.

      • Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Aubameyang to Aguero (c)

        Exciting diff now 🙂

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I like your style. Big bounce back from City on the cards!

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Why not!

        3. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Why not? But Kun will get a game or 2 breather with Jesus getting starts now.

      • Tsparkes10
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Still kinda sweating about my bench... team is:

          Fab
          Alonso Doherty Lovren Digne
          Rich Shaq Haz Sane
          Kane Rashford
          (Button, Jimenez, AWB, Anderson)

          Hmmmmmmmmm

          1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Not playing anderson is silly

            1. Tsparkes10
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Who do you recommend dropping?

                1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Digne probably.

                  1. Tsparkes10
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Cheers

              • Black Knights
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                That’s what happens when you wildcard. Not much you can do besides Bench Boost.

                1. Tsparkes10
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Scared One gets dropped and no playing gk makes me feel a bit daft

                    1. Black Knights
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Should get you through Christmas rotation, but you’ll have to downgrade to fodder to upgrade elsewhere and go more traditional once things have settled.

                      1. Tsparkes10
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Yh will do. Shaq or Anderson downgraded when fixtures change i think

                          1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Downgrade shaq not anderson

                            1. Tsparkes10
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Andersons fixtures turn soon so I'll keep an eye 🙂

                    2. Dele
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      That bench will haunt you.

                      1. Tsparkes10
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          I know :(. Can see like 20 points

                      2. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        I’d play Anderson over any of those defenders!

                        1. Tsparkes10
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Feel they have more chance of haul but i guess its dumb

                        2. Irbox ⚽
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Poor distribution of funds there sorry mate

                          1. Tsparkes10
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Downgrading Shaq to Cama after this fixture I think and then upgrade one 🙂

                              1. Irbox ⚽
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Good option! One of my FPL pearls is to avoid bench headaches and points on the bench. Strongest/most expensive starting 11 with a fully playing cheap bench is the way to go

                                1. Tsparkes10
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Yh fair enough mate 🙂 but tbf Doherty and AWB were cheap for me.

                                2. Black Knights
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Yep. Don’t beat yourself up now, you’ll need a sub or two over this period. Just sort when it all settles down.

                                  1. Tsparkes10
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Yhyh will do 🙂 cheers

                              2. Flapjack ✅
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                I think most of us have epic benches right now. It’s a good week for fixtures for the template, unlike two weeks ago !

                                Some rotation will help.

                                My bench is Fanderson, Digne, AWB.

                                Hopefully the bench is neeeded.

                                1. Tsparkes10
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Hahaha thinking same. Rest of team? I'm also tempted to bench them 3 I think

                                    1. Flapjack ✅
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Downgrading Laca has made my team very bench headache. Which over Xmas is fine by me !

                                      Ederson
                                      Alonso. Doherty. Kola.
                                      Sterling. Sane. Richarlison. Martial
                                      Jiminez. Kane. Rashford

                                      Subs; Fanderson. Digne. AWB.

                                      1. Tsparkes10
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          V similar and nice 🙂

                                        • Goonsquad245
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Same 'issue' for me - I just have Haz Son and Robbo instead of Kola Sterling and Martial. Hoping rotation bites hard!

                                  • clodhopper
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Too much money on bench

                                2. Team Cruel
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Martial buyers selling for Pogba/Lingard after the MEN article? Or just benching?

                                  1. Ross From Friends
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    LOL oh my...

                                  2. Internal Error
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Selling for Lukaku

                                  3. rokonto
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Do tell... what's the MEN article?

                                    1. Team Cruel
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Manchester evening news. Martial not spotted amongst the 18 squad members.

                                      1. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        They also said he's expected to join up with them

                                  4. Flapjack ✅
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    I’m starting him. Vice captain might be moved off.

                                3. Nicoson
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Does Sane to Son make sense?

                                  1. Leaf
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Wouldn’t sell Sane yet personally

                                  2. Ravager
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Feels like a transfer waiting to happen. Son isn't nailed still and leaving in a few games anyway.

                                    1. Leaf
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Son is sooo nailed , apart from normal rest rotation .

                                  3. Ross From Friends
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    No Sane hasn't unleashed his potential just yet...he hit the post and had 5 shots in the box....so not sure why you would sell?

                                4. Ravager
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  On WC, in a place where I activated it but can't find any moves without seriously sacrificing form players (Auba,Salah)/ players I have value wrapped up in (Robbo/Alonso etc)...currently on this. Any suggestions?

                                  Fabianski (Button)
                                  Alonso Robertson Doherty (AWB, Bennett)
                                  Salah Son Sane Richarlison (Camarasa)
                                  Auba Rashford Jimenez

                                5. FPL Virgin
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Why did the scout picks article take priority over captain sensible?

                                  Absolutely ridiculous that captain sensible isn't out yet.

                                  1. Leaf
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Happy Xmas Virg

                                    Who is your captain?

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Merry Christmas!

                                      Kane at the moment. Tempted by Son.

                                  2. Berbinho's Forehead
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Relax chief, it's Christmas. These guys have a life.

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      The article didn't have to be written today. There's no excuse.

                                      Paul got it out on Christmas Day last year.

                                      1. Fitzy.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        There's no excuse for you being a knob, but that's never stopped you.

                                        1. FPL Virgin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          It's not a free site put together by people who do this in their free time.

                                          It's a cash cow. It's a big business.

                                          Ergo you can't roll out the "these guys have a life" line.

                                          You can't take our money and say stuff like this. It's one or the other. Does that make sense?

                                          1. Nascimento
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            We pay literally £12.50. I’d have been more upset if they HAD released the article. Prefer they all enjoy their days with their families. If serious, get a grip 🙂

                                            1. FPL Virgin
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              All I'm saying is that captain sensible should have taken precedence over scout picks. I won't have enough time to digest the article and make a decision now with 11.30am deadline.

                                  3. LǝgleSs e|even
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Cause the Scout Picks article wasnt by the ScoutSquad this gw..

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Neither is captain sensible.

                                  4. Twisted Saltergater
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Merry Chrimbo, Virg!

                                    Just captain Kane and relax.

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Merry Christmas you filthy animal.

                                  5. Brian Lara’s Cricket
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    It’s Christmas Virg, have a day off.

                                  6. Fitzy.
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Here he is with another attention seeking post.

                                  7. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    David and co have been working themselves ridiculously hard getting these articles ready, in a tiny gap between gameweeks mind, so that they could have some free time with their families etc over Christmas.

                                    I'm terribly sorry that these free articles posted on Christmas were not to your satisfaction.

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      It's a paid-for members article.

                                  8. Black Knights
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    Why do you need telling who to captain? You have your own mind, plus the poll, plus all the discussions in here.

                                    1. Fitzy.
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      He needs someone to blame if it goes wrong.

                                    2. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      That would negate the whole point of a website that provides FPL advice in return for an annual fee.

                                      1. JackJack
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Go to bed, Virgin.

                                        1. FPL Virgin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          All I'm saying is that the captain sensible article is far more important than the scout picks article. Who has unlimited transfers to make a fresh team every gameweek, anyway? Plus the picks team have been getting embarrassing scores in recent weeks.

                                  9. DeadStar
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    The captain sensible article may be out tomorrow morning, which will be fine. I prefer to have Scout picks earlier.

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Having the captain sensible article out on the morning of such an early deadline is going to reduce its usefulness imo.

                                    2. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      People can't sit around F5ing the site all morning waiting for the article to appear.

                                      People are going to hit the site and ergo the article at different times throughout the morning.

                                      There simply isn't enough time to digest it when it isn't out the night before the gameweek deadline.

                                      1. DeadStar
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Aren’t these articles always pretty late in midweek? Christmas is certainly the one time I would expect them to struggle. I get your point about being a paying member. I’m not sure what the terms are though - whether there is a guarantee of all these articles.

                                        1. FPL Virgin
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Yes you're right. There are no RLSAs.

                                          Captain sensible has been coming out the night before this season - even when it's a Friday deadline. Which has been great.

                                  10. Slouch87
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    To some extent I do agree with FPL Virgin on this one. Iindisputably this site is a cash cow with a service which those who chose to, pay for. However it is unreasonable to expect an article to be published on Christmas day when most other businesses are closed ( and Incidently on Boxing Day too).
                                    I think that you have lost your sense of perspective on this.

                                    1. FPL Virgin
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      There have been 3 articles published today.

                                      Why wasn't captain sensible - the most important one - one of them?

                                      The scout picks quite frankly have been ridiculous recently. My nan's FPL team is outscoring them. Why couldn't that article be delayed instead?

                                      1. FPL Opinion
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Yawn

                                        • Slouch87
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          "My nan's FPL team is out scoring them "
                                          Ruth overtones.

                                          1. FPL Virgin
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            This is not a local coffee shop business. This is a website and a membership based on English football and rightly or wrongly English football takes place over Christmas. I don't think it's unreasonable to have the article today (like last year). Especially when the article could have been written in advance.

                                            1. Slouch87
                                              • 3 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              If it is such a massive problem the answer is simple.
                                              Don't renew your membership.
                                              Put up or shut up.

                                        • Hymie
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Captaincy is a lottery this week, and the scout picks article takes two tenths of bugger all to write. Captain sensible on the other hand...

                                          Man up and run the same stats tables across your players and opponents and work it out for yourself if it means that much to you. The rest of us will be off somewhere enjoying ourselves.

                                    2. Hymie
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Need them to tell you everything big boy?

                                      Your whinging is a nailed on starter this week, so there's a good place to start with your captaincy.

                                  11. Four Season Wonder
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                    I’m going 5 at the back tomorrow. Anyone else? Who’s in the five defence gang?

                                    1. Drogba Legend
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                      Currently on five at the back..not sure how I feel about it. Currently on:

                                      Alonso - Laporte - AWB - Kola - TAA*

                                      Deciding on if I want to move TAA (Lovren/Shaw) or Laporte (Trippier/Shaw)

                                    2. The 5% Team
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        wow really...I know most defenders have good matchups this GW, but how does your mid/fwd look?

                                      • FPL Opinion
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          No thanks

                                      • Dirty Harry
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Is this -4 crazy? Unfortunately 0.1 short for Shaw. Would shift to a 3-5-2

                                        Chicha + Obiang + Alonso OUT
                                        Kamara + Son + Lindelof (or a 4.8) IN

                                        Patricio (Hamer)
                                        Robertson Lindelof Doherty AWB Bennett
                                        Sterling Son Martial Rich Felipe
                                        Kane Auba Kamara

                                        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Thats not a pretty-4

                                          1. Dirty Harry
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            Yeah after I wrote it I thought similar...

                                        2. Forever In Our Shadow
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Mad. Kamara (fodder). Lindlof not great (yet). Son brilliant but off to Asia cup soon. Would have to have a replacement in mind to cover that. Plus is he nailed or due a rest?

                                      • Mackans
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                        Who to Captain? Motivate pls..

                                        A: Sane (lei)
                                        B: Sterling (lei)
                                        C: Hazard (wat)

                                        1. Ravager
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          C

                                        2. Twisted Saltergater
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          B

                                        3. Drogba Legend
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          C out of those three. Have to go with the most nailed players during the festive period

                                        4. FPL Opinion
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            A

                                        5. jr3jonny
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                          Trying to fit Salah in on WC...if you had to pick one of the below combinations?

                                          A) Salah — Son — Rashford

                                          B) Sané — Martial — Aubameyang

                                          xx — Hazard — xx — Richarlison — Snodgrass
                                          xx — Kane — Kamara

                                          1. Four Season Wonder
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            A by miles

                                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 9 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              this!

                                              1. jr3jonny
                                                • 6 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Cheers guys, having 0.3m invested in a Aubameyang was almost swaying me

                                          2. FPL Opinion
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              B

                                          3. Forever In Our Shadow
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                            I think im going to go mad. What do you think of this move. -8.

                                            Auba / Sane / Fraser to

                                            Salah / Jimenez / Matial or Lingard?

                                            1. Totti
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              fraser to lingard only

                                              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 5 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Feeling like I need Salah and a Utd attacker though

                                            2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Calm down

                                            3. Ravager
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Nah.

                                            4. FPL Opinion
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                -8 is fine. Do it - go with your gut

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                                              1. Mackans
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                WHAT IS ROBERTSON OUT?

                                              2. Mackans
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Where did you see that?

                                                1. Totti
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  no it's speculations that robertson likely to be benched as after this fixture arsenal and man city

                                                  1. Fitzy.
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • 7 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    Well in that case, stop posting comments stating that he is out.

                                                  2. Slouch87
                                                    • 3 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    Speculation made up by yourself ?
                                                    This kind of nonsense should be stopped.

                                              3. DV8R
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 7 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Robertson out? You better not be making stuff up

                                                1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Totally made up with zero evidence to suggest anything of the sort

                                              4. Lebowski85
                                                • 6 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Martial out? Glad I've gone for Pogba....but that means he is less of a differential now

                                                1. Forever In Our Shadow
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Martial out. Since when?

                                            6. Melania
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 2 Years
                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                              Balbuena ➡ Femenia?

                                              Currently on 2FTs with

                                              Patricio Hamer
                                              Alonso Robertson Doherty Balbuena Wan-Bissaka
                                              Sane Son Anderson Richarlison Billing
                                              Kane Auba Jiménez

                                              0ITB

                                              Thank and happy Xmas

                                              1. Melania
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                Also considering Schindler and Bednarek

                                              2. FPL Opinion
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Excellent move

                                              3. Mackans
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                What to do?

                                                Patricio (Button)
                                                Alonso Robbo Doherty (Zabaleta) (AWB)
                                                Sterling Hazard Sane Andersson Richa
                                                Rashford Jimenez (Wilson)
                                                1 transfer, 0.6ib.

                                                1. Melania
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  I’d save

                                                2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                                                  • 2 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  Q. What to do?
                                                  A. Stop spamming

                                                3. FPL Opinion
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    Do nothing except choose your captain

                                                4. merin
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                  GTG?

                                                  Patricio
                                                  Alonso Robertson AWB
                                                  Salah(v) Sane Lingard Richarlison
                                                  Kane(c) Rashford Jimenez

                                                  (Hamer Doherty Stephens Dunk)

                                                  1.6 ITB, 0 FT

                                                  1. Ravager
                                                    • 4 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    GTG

                                                  2. FPL Opinion
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      Indeed g2g

                                                  3. Sondre van Bank
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                    Evening.
                                                    Start AWB (CAR) or Alonso (wat) ?

                                                    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      Has to be Alonso
                                                      Has to be

                                                      1. Drogba Legend
                                                        • 1 Year
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        Agreed

                                                    2. Lebowski85
                                                      • 6 Years
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      Alonso. Absolutely. AWB will get 6 points max. Alonso could haul...he always has that potential for BAPS

                                                    3. FPL Opinion
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        I have a sneaking feeling AWB is due an assist and a sheet and bonus points. Safer bet is Alonso without doubt as we know his capabilities but AWB could be due and is bigger gamble but could be fun.

                                                    4. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
                                                      • 8 Years
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      When is Son off for Asian Games?

                                                      1. Four Season Wonder
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        After man u

                                                      2. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
                                                        • 8 Years
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        After 4 more GWs. Cheers

                                                    5. Four Season Wonder
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      Best captain pick?

                                                      - Salah
                                                      - Kane
                                                      - Sane
                                                      - Auba

                                                      1. Ravager
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        Salah/Kane...I own Salah so lean towards him

                                                      2. Internal Error
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        Switch Sane and Auba around- in that order

                                                    6. Ady87
                                                      • 5 Years
                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                      Everton and Spurs fixtures looking nice.

                                                      Sane & Balbuena > Son & Digne?

                                                      Would leave:

                                                      Lloris
                                                      Kola Luiz Digne
                                                      Sterling Martial Son Anderson
                                                      Kane Auba Wilson

                                                      Thoughts?

                                                      1. Ravager
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        Not sure I'd wanna lose Sane but you do have City cover still. Both for free? If so, yes

                                                      2. Big Mac 24
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 6 Years
                                                        1 month, 22 days ago

                                                        Great team without Salah and Eden, could be risky though.

                                                        Defence doesn’t shout clean sheets though.

                                                      3. FPL Opinion
                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                          Nice fixtures but rotation totally expected as 4 games in 10 days each. Most games in short space of time compared to other 18 teams.

                                                      4. Schwifter
                                                          1 month, 22 days ago

                                                          Do you think it's weird going for 5 defenders, four midfielders and one forward? This is what have atm:

                                                          Gk- Fabianski

                                                          Def -
                                                          Robertson
                                                          Alonso
                                                          Digne
                                                          Wan-Bissaka
                                                          Doherty

                                                          Mid-
                                                          Richarlison
                                                          Salah
                                                          Snodgrass
                                                          Maddison

                                                          Fw -
                                                          Kane

                                                          Subs -
                                                          Hart
                                                          Chicharito
                                                          Fraser
                                                          Murray

                                                          1. Big Mac 24
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                                            No problem with that

                                                          2. FPL Opinion
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Imo you are choosing your best 11.

                                                          3. Big Mac 24
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            • 6 Years
                                                            1 month, 22 days ago

                                                            Just played my WC and feel good! Any views appreciated!

                                                            Lovren in Digne out
                                                            Son in Felipe Anderson out
                                                            Salah in Sane out
                                                            Ings in Aubameyang out
                                                            Guaita in Hamer out
                                                            Trippier in Doherty out

                                                            Guaita (Fabianski)
                                                            Alonso Lovren Robbo Trippier (AWB 2)
                                                            Hazard Salah Son McCarthur (Snoddy 1)
                                                            Kane (C) Ings (Kamara 3)

                                                            McCarthur goes on streaks and is onone at the mo, plus fancy cardiff fto score so AWB bench.

                                                            1. JackJack
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Why drop Doh?

                                                              1. Big Mac 24
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                See Trippier and Lovren bettering his and Digne’s points moving forward

                                                            2. Ravager
                                                              • 4 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Not sold on the Mc pick but you have your logic. Question though, had no hesitation in dropping Auba?

                                                              1. Big Mac 24
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Been hesitating since the weekend!

                                                                1. Big Mac 24
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  Something had to givefrom him Hazard Kane and Salah. Could’ve done just Sané and Anderson to Salah and a 4.3 but need all players available and I like the balance of this squad now. Yes, I’m worried about anothe brace but feel Ings could score 9

                                                            3. GrantShane
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                I like it. Only change I’d make is keep Doherty over Trippier, and use that extra to upgrade Snoddy, McArthur or Kamara

                                                                1. Big Mac 24
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  Was considering that with maybe Snoddy to martial/Lingard for example.

                                                              • Lebowski85
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                I've also played my wildcard....but to be honest you've subbed out consistent & reliable layers for potential short term gain. Apart from Salah....none of those players are long term picks.

                                                                1. Big Mac 24
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 6 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  I follow that - but I’m (obviously) hoping for a great 4 week return from Son before he leaves and also from Lovren until Gomez returns - Only see City possibly breaching pools goal. Trippier is long term lock-in, Ings looks good for that too.

                                                                  1. Lebowski85
                                                                    • 6 Years
                                                                    1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                    I love Trippier. I've also got him in. I wouldn't rely on Ings. His fitness is so suspect. Could be amazing value though.....your team definitely looks set for the next few weeks. Good luck!

                                                                    1. Big Mac 24
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      • 6 Years
                                                                      1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                      Cheers, and thanks all for the feedback and counters.

                                                                      I know Citeh will hve to reappear in my lineup very soon, and by then Son, Ings/Snoddy and one premium defender will likely hVe to give way!

                                                                      Good luck everyone!

                                                            4. merin
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Cap Salah or Kane and why?

                                                              1. Ady87
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Kane

                                                                Because I’m a United supporter.

                                                            5. ...al - Leave your comments…
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Captains, lads?

                                                              1. Ady87
                                                                • 5 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Kane or Martial.

                                                              2. DV8R
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 7 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Citizen Kane

                                                              3. ...al - Leave your comments…
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Good stuff. Any more takers

                                                              4. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Kane(c), Sterling(v)

                                                              5. Flapjack ✅
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 6 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Kane for sure.

                                                            6. DV8R
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 7 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Play Patricio or Fabianski?

                                                              1. Totti
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                fab

                                                              2. RFCSPACE
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Have the same dilemma and think I'm going Patricio. Not sure that either will score highly tho tbh

                                                              3. ...al - Leave your comments…
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Fab. especially if you have a wolves def

                                                            7. Dirty Harry
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              2FT:

                                                              Sterling > Hazard
                                                              Chicha > Rashford

                                                              Yes or No?

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

                                                                Yes

                                                                1. Dirty Harry
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 3 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  Exact money, banging. Thanks.

                                                              2. ...al - Leave your comments…
                                                                • 9 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                maybe just rash in?
                                                                Need another week on sterling

                                                            8. RFCSPACE
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              Would you play Snodgrass or Bednarek?

                                                              1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
                                                                • 2 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                How is that even a question.
                                                                Look at their points!

                                                                1. Twisted Saltergater
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 9 Years
                                                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                  😀

                                                            9. Flapjack ✅
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 6 Years
                                                              1 month, 22 days ago

                                                              CAPTAIN SENSIBLE
                                                              *dedicated to fpl virgin*

                                                              Captain players in this order

                                                              Kane
                                                              Son
                                                              Hazard
                                                              Salah
                                                              Lacazette
                                                              Rashford.

                                                              1. RFCSPACE
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                                                Kane Kane Kane Kane Kane Kane