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Scout Notes

Mitrovic catches the eye as Wolves’ popular Fantasy assets blank

Gameweek 19 got off to a disappointing start for those Fantasy managers who had high hopes for Fulham and Wolves’ most-owned assets, who all emerged from this Boxing Day encounter in west London with nothing but appearance points.

It was a case of what might have been though, as the two mid-price forwards on show – Aleksandar Mitrovic and Raul Jimenez – peppered the opposition goal with a combined 14 shots without success.

FPL bosses hoping for a rare Wolves clean sheet were also left underwhelmed as Rui Patricio‘s goal was breached for the tenth match in the last 11 Gameweeks, just at the point where Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops had got on top of their hosts.

We’ll round up the key Fantasy talking points and manager quotes from the first of nine Premier League matches held on Wednesday.

Fulham 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goals: Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) | Romain Saiss (£4.2m)
  • Assists: None

The 17.9% of FPL managers who own Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.7m) will have left been left scratching their heads as to how the Serbian striker posted a blank for the eighth time in ten Gameweeks, especially after his commanding display in the first half of this Boxing Day encounter.

Fulham were unquestionably the better team for the opening 45 minutes of this 1-1 draw and Mitrovic was central to everything the Cottagers did, linking up well with Andre Schurrle (£5.7m) and the impressive Aboubakar Kamara (£4.4m) in a fluid Fulham front three and dominating the trio of centre-backs around him.

Mitrovic had registered eight shots on goal in the last three Gameweeks and he almost matched that total in the first half of this Gameweek 19 curtain-raiser alone, chancing his arm on seven occasions and coming within inches of connecting with a Cyrus Christie (£4.2m) cross-shot on the half-hour mark.

The eclectic nature of Mitrovic’s chances underscores the Serbia international’s appeal when he is on-song; there are few FPL forwards who can score (or miss, as has become the case) from as many areas of the pitch as the ex-Newcastle United target man.

Never afraid to chance his arm from distance (two of his shots came from 25+ yards out), Mitrovic also dominated in the air and had a pair of headed opportunities in his eye-catching performance in the opening period.

The best of the Serb’s opportunities, however, fell at his feet when in the Wolves area. Producing some beautiful footwork on 40 minutes, Mitrovic sold two Wolves defenders with a feint and a shimmy before being denied by a point-blank Rui Patricio (£4.6m) save.

Mitrovic and his side were much quieter after the break but the Serbia international was to come within a whisker of a first Premier League goal since November when his deflected effort was cleared off the line by a backtracking Conor Coady (£4.5m) in the 89th minute.

It is difficult to make any kind of case for an FPL forward with two goals in his last 13 starts but Mitrovic could easily have a hat-trick here, being denied either by profligate finishing of his own, excellent defending or sheer bad luck.

The Serb at least avoided a caution in this match, meaning he can no longer pick up a one-match ban for collecting five yellow cards (the threshold raises to ten bookings after Gameweek 19).

Raul Jimenez (£6.2m) was not quite as prominent as Mitrovic in this fixture but posed Wolves’ only real threat for much of the match, firing a bicycle kick over after some superb control on his chest and connecting beautifully with a volley from a narrow angle that Sergio Rico (£4.4m) had to push away.

The Mexican striker also got on the end of two crosses from the left flank after the break without troubling the Fulham goal, going on to register six shots in total over the 90 minutes.

Wolves were well below-par before the break, with Santo hooking Adama Traore (£5.2m) at the interval in a change that he explained after full-time:

The left side was not working out, so we had to change and look for solutions. The team clearly needed more width to allow them to open the spaces inside.

We had to find solutions and I think we did better with the width on both sides with the wingers, Helder and Cav, and the team played well.

Santo also hinted at changes in Gameweek 20, with Wolves again in action on Saturday:

What we expect every time we choose the team or make a decision is that the team performs well. It doesn’t mean your place in the starting 11 is guaranteed. We have to look, now we have to rest, and prepare for the next game because it’s going to be very tough.

For sure we require another approach, in terms of what we decide, because this schedule is very tight. It’s a tough schedule, it’s very difficult for the players. Three days between games is very hard, especially with this kind of intensity, so we have to rest well.

One player who could be involved against Spurs at the weekend is Diogo Jota (£5.9m), who again missed out with a hamstring injury.

Santo said of the Portuguese midfielder:

Diogo is much better. First, he has to train 100 per cent.

Wolves were far from convincing at the back, meanwhile.

The days of a defensive double-up appear long gone and we are largely relying on attacking returns from Matt Doherty (£5.2m) et al at the moment, such has been their aversion to clean sheets in recent times.

Doherty was a considerable distance from his best in this encounter but still popped up with three penalty box touches and a shot on goal, while Jonny (£4.3m) came into the game gradually after the break on the opposite flank without seriously threatening an attacking return.

After 17 Gameweeks without a clean sheet, Fulham came within five minutes of consecutive shut-outs before Romain Saiss’s (£4.2m) scrambled winner.

Claudio Ranieri lined up in a 3-4-3 for the second successive match, only making one change, and this appears to be a formation he is keen on using going forward.

The Fulham boss said:

I think they’ve improved a lot. I think I’ve found a solution for this team with five at the back.

Of course, it’s not dogmatic. The team is much better, more solid, and more comfortable.

Of course, we need something more when we have the ball because when you’re bottom, it’s not so calm, you’re a little more anxious to do something good.

We have to continue this way. It’s the right way. It’s the second time we played in this shape and I’m very happy for this reason.

The fit-again Ryan Sessegnon (£6.2m) came off the bench to lash Fulham in front but Ranieri suggested the youngster still had much to do before he becomes a regular fixture in the first team:

I’m very pleased. He’s a very interesting young player. When he came on, the crowd and his teammates felt something could happen.

[But] he has to improve physically because when the opponents tackle, he has to be a little more powerful.

Fulham XI (3-4-3): Rico; Odoi, Mawson, Ream; Christie, Chambers, Seri (McDonald 82′), Bryan; Kamara (Cairney 73′), Mitrovic, Schurrle (Sessegnon 67′).

Wolves XI (3-4-1-2): Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Moutinho, Saiss, Jonny (Vinagre 82′); Gibbs-White (Costa 63′); Jimenez, Adama (Cavaleiro 45′).

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767 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    2FT 0.1ITB
    Lloris (Steele)
    Alonso Laporte Digne Balbuena (Bennet)
    Hazard Sterling Sane Richarlison (Hojbjerg)
    Kane Ings (Jimenez)

    Potential plan:
    Before Gw 20: Sterling Hojbjerg Laporte > Pogba, Son, Shaw (-4)
    Next Gw: Save
    Before Gw 22: Son Sane Balbuena > Salah TAA 4.5mid (-4)

    Leaves me with:
    Lloris (Steele)
    Alonso SHAW Digne TAA (Bennet)
    Hazard SALAH POGBA Richarlison (Hojbjerg)
    Kane Ings (Jimenez)
    (Also I get Son for the next 3)

    It also allows me to bench Ings/Jimmy for their bad fixtures coz I'd have 5 strong mids for gw's 20 & 21.

    Thoughts?

    1. Tosa86
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      good plan...but pay attention on increase/decrease values.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Yeh, really annoyed I didn't catch the price rises yesterday coz now funds are really tight. I clicked transfer as the price rises happened and it refreshed the page when I did it and didn't work 🙁 If worse comes to the worse I could get a cheaper than 4.5 mid to be able to afford this.

        1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          I messed up price changes yesterday too

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Good plan.
      Sterling will drop tonight though.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        He dropped last night and now it makes no difference to me if he falls again. I will probably do the moves tonight anyways after the Southampton vs Hammers game.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Yep.
          Good Luck mate

  2. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    In my FPL league i am in 2nd place after this GW i have 9 points from 1st and 4 over the 3rd.

    my actual team is:

    My FPL team:

    Fabianski
    VVD - Alonso - WanBissaka
    Salah - fraser - richarlison - sanè
    wings - auba - rashford

    Hennessy - laporte - doherty - billing.

    FT:1
    ItB: 1.9

    Make sense to do a massive changes for -12:
    out -> alonso, laporte, sanè fraser
    in -> digne, pereira, pogba hazard

    or is it better that a conservative strategy until WC with only change? (maybe sane for pogba or hazard?)

  3. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Son (c) also this week?
    Other options in my team would be Hazard or United mids

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Stop spamming

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        lol

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Go Haz

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      United mids aren't the worst options to be fair.
      Son(c) is a bit of a risk, considering how often he is playing. But it could work out. I captained him this week, cuz he was sibbed of early the previous week. He played near to 90 mins vs BOU, so there is a possibility of a rest.
      But hey I'm just a daft FPL manager. Go with your gut.

    4. Arnauto
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      prefer Son. Of course he can be rested but I don't see it with the form he's in. Pochettino wants to win games

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Son/Haz both good C choices.
      Son is covering Kane at present & when leaves I think Kanes output will drop.

  4. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Martial > Pogba for a hit?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Not for me

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Nope

  5. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Got Doherty, Digne, WB and Laporte

    Need another defender to replace Balbuena, up to 6m

    Shaw?

    1. Trane84
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      TAA is good value even with a couple of tough fixtures - things improve in GW22. Luiz might be a decent shout. Both match Shaw for threat (IMO) and better chance of CS.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Taa

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Alderweireld - lots of Spurs CS coming in the next 8 weeks.

      1. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Was considering Toby, good short term and easy to move on eventually

    4. Stoic
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Don't trust the United defense, go TAA even if two fixtures are relatively difficult..Can see a clean sheet against Arsenal

  6. Giorgi89
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Guys please:
    A. Schurle + Alonso to Pogba + Lovren -4 (difficult fixtures for Lovren)
    B. Schurle + Mitro to Pogba + Kamara -4
    C. Do not get Pogba

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A with taa possible ??

      1. Giorgi89
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Nope, .4 short. Either Holebas or Lovren (up to 4.7m)

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 24 days ago

          None then IMO mate

  7. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    1FT. What to do with Sterling?

    A. Hazard
    B. Sane
    C. Pogba (have Martial)
    D. Save

    Thinking I’m best to just wait and then can do a double of Alonso and Sterling our for Salah and Doherty.

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      D probably, either him or Sane will probably be benched this week but he still could start. Otherwise go A.

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Yeh. I just really hope Sterling is benched this week...

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B or save.
      Hazard has a difficult trip this week IMO

  8. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Benching Laporte for AWB and Digne is maybe the first good call I’ve made with my bench all year

    Might keep Laporte with the Delph ban though.. reckon he’s totally nailed now

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      not for cs though-)

      good call that one

  9. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    1FT, 1.1 ITB, thoughts?

    Allison, Hamer

    Robertson, Keane, Doherty, Balbuena, AWB

    Sane, Pogba, Richarlison, Fanderson, Stephens

    Kane, Aubameyang, Rashford

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Keane > Digne

      Not as sideways as it sounds

  10. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    With delph out not sure sane is nailed on this week .Mahrez plays but not got a clue who other than him plays.Have a bad feeling might have shipped out the wrong one

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      My guess: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; KDB, Fernandinho, Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Could easily happen.Tempted to get salah now itself for -4 for sane rather than wait few more weeks

      2. Fred54
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Could you post one with Sterling just to make me feel better.

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Fernandinho not even in squad and three days till next game, highly doubt he will start. if they play 3-5-2, then maybe both Kun and Jesus, but your line up does not suggest that so i would say one of them starts, he could opt for both Silva´s, KDB could play either in attack position or even as a CM, alongside the Silva´s, and Mahrez, Sterling (or Sané) with one of Kun/Jesus up front.
        One of Sterling/sané will miss the game either entirely or participate as sub. Judging from last games performance, that will be Sterling who makes way. Both could make way, if he deploys KDB as part of front three, with Gundogan in CM.
        This only to suggest that speculation on Citys line up is unpredictable

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      maybe they roll with 3 at back formation with Sane as wingback

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      City looked completely out of sorts.
      Pep will make a lot of changes to 11 i think

  11. pundit of punts
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Repost for a different crowd. Thanks to those who replied earlier.

    How does Aubameyang + Brooks ➡ Vardy + Martial for -4 sound? Gives me -

    Fabianski
    Alonso - Trippier - TAA
    Sterling - Son - Anderson - Martial
    Kane - Vardy - Mitrovic

    Hamer - AWB - Bennett - Schneiderlin

    Plan going forward -

    GW 21 - Sterling ➡ Hazard
    GW 22 - Anderson ➡ Richarliosn
    GW 23 - Vardy + Son ➡ Salah + Ings for -4

    Thoughts please? ☺️

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I'd worry slightly with your bench.

      Feel like the combined chance of one of Alonso, Tripp, TAA, Sterling, Son, Martial, Vardy not playing must be close to 100%?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Trippier and Martial are nailed on for next gw having just been benched.

        Vardy never gets benched.

        TAA should play as Liverpool will field their first XI vs a top 6 team.

        Son is in incredible form and will not be benched and they will utilise him to the hilt before he leaves.

        City need Sterling to get a result. He is a talisman. He hasn't been playing poorly either.

        Worried about Alonso though.

        But, you are correct about my bench. Need a bit more money in there.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Sterling was poor vs Palace.

  12. Mo Mané Mo Problems
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Just realised I have 5x Son's in my team.

    Robertson
    Richarlison
    Anderson
    Son
    Wilson

    Is it possible to get a full team of Son's?

    1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      6! Ederson! Haha

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      There’s only one Son

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Alisson or Ederson in goal

    4. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Sigurdsson

    5. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      SIggurdsson!

    6. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Patterson.

    7. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Gunnarsson

    8. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Maddison.

    9. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      It's possible https://g.co/kgs/xd44yP 😉

    10. Mo Mané Mo Problems
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Can't find 3 strikers:

      Ederson, Alisson
      Robertson, Morrison, Emerson, Gibson, Simpson
      Son, Anderson, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Maddison
      Wilson, **, **

      Tosun? 🙂

      So many decent mids.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Play C. Paterson OOP 😉

      2. Mysterion
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Found another decent mid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGNci7hNRuY

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        from the suggestions below it is possible! not even a bad one either, defence is maybe a tad more difficult, but double up Pool, Morrison, problem would be fielding three defenders possibly? Mawson and if you stretch it a bit Lindeløf´s middle name is Nilsson! There you go

    11. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Robertson
      Simpson
      Mawson
      Allison
      Gudmundsson
      Henderson
      Emerson
      Wilson
      Maddison
      F Anderson
      Siggurdson

    12. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Aguero.

    13. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Play complete Iceland football team otherwise.

      1. Ozils Nozle
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Select * from teams where country=‘iceland’ and surname like %son

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Good.
          Table with all population displayed 😀

  13. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Hi, best options C next week
    A. Kane vs WOL
    B. Salah vs ARS
    C. Hazard vs cry
    Ta.

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      When in doubt, captain Salah. Probably my pick this week anyway.

      1. Winter_is_coming
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Kane and Salah both should score 6-8 points. Hazard can be 2 or 10+. Your choice.

    2. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

    3. caldracula
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Salah

  14. Bobby_Baggio
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    WC time. Which do you prefer chaps? Alternatives most welcome.

    A) 4.7m
    Digne - Lovren - TAA
    Son - Haz - Pogba - Salah - Pereyra
    Kane - Rashford

    (Speroni) - AWB - Bednarek - Kamara

    B) 4.7m
    Digne - Lovren - TAA - Doherty
    Son - Haz - Pogba - Salah
    Kane - Rashford

    (Speroni) - AWB - Camarasa - Kamara

    1. clodhopper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      The one with haz

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Lol

    2. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

  15. CROCosta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    benching headache for next week, please help:
    ederson (sou)
    alonso (cry) - digne (bha) - holebas (NEW) - lovren (ARS) - diop (bur)
    sane (sou C) - hazard (cry) - eriksen (WOL) - alli (WOL) - richarlison (bha)
    rashford (BOU VC) - mitrovic (HUD) - chicarito (bur)

    Currenly only fixed on benching diop, please help with other 2 and benching order.

    1. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Lovren and Chicha

  16. Winter_is_coming
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Holebas or Chilwell in?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Cholebas

    2. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Holebas

  17. Captain Warlock
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Refreshing my midfield but need to lose either
    A) Kane
    B) Aubameyang
    Any thoughts welcome

    1. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

    2. The 5% Team
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Still top goal scorer with less minutes?

        1. Captain Warlock
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 24 days ago

          I know I think Kane’s fixtures are better but he’s costs more but Aubameyang seems to be more involved in penalty box

  18. amplifiedAnt
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Narrowing down my wildcard. How would you complete it?

    Fabianski (Button)
    Robertson, _____, Digne, Doherty (_____)
    Salah, Hazard, Pogba, Richarlison (_____)
    Kane, _____ (Ings)

    A. TAA, AWB, Camarasa, Jimenez
    B. Holebas, Peltier, Billing, Rashford
    C. Start again

    1. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A

      And switch Robertson ➡ Trippier

      1. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 24 days ago

        A

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A

    3. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A

    4. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B is awful compared to A

  19. bench boost for every gamew…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Emery said his substitution of Ozil was tactical, well if he thought it made them better defensively he was wrong and it was clearly a weakening to their attacking prowess. The problem with ozil which Emery hinted at is his lack of work rate, but if you have midfielders constantly losing the ball or taking forty something touches before passing (Guendouzi) it will create that kind of "problem". Ozil expects his team mates NOT to lose the ball every time they get on it.. So to me the problem is that they are to slow and inaccurate in midfield which creates this problem, not Ozil not tracking back EVERY time they lose it. If they do that vs Liverpool captaining Salah or Mané will be fruitful.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Nice scouting mate !

    2. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      The problem with Ozil is Emery. Ozil needs gametime to get into some sort of form/match sharpness, all players do. Why would Ozil work if he know he won't play the next match, or he'll be hooked at half time?

      Emery is completely winging it and he's not doing a good job of it. Nothing about Arsenal has improved since AW left. You could argue that the players and performances are actually worse.

    3. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      They are slow in defence. This means the midfield sit a bit deeper than they ought to and there is a larger gap between midfield and attack. When the midfield push up, then Arsenal get done - just like against Brighton. Left two slow-mos at the back in Lichsteiner and Koscielny and they didn't have the recovery pace so Leno has to come out to sweep up.

  20. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    What was the site where you can search for a fpl team by name of manager? Cheers

  21. Giorgi89
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Bottomed, sorry
    Guys please:
    A. Schurle + Alonso to Pogba + Lovren -4 (difficult fixtures for Lovren)
    B. Schurle + Mitro to Pogba + Kamara -4
    C. Do not get Pogba

    Thanks a lot!

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Horrific transfers, would do C

  22. KneejerkJoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    1ft 0.1itb

    Fab
    Robby Kola Digne
    Sterling Sané Son Martial
    Kane Aubameyang Ings
    .....Button Awb Bennett Gunnarsson

    A) Kola -> Shaw
    B) Kola -> Holebas
    C) Get rid of Sterling
    D) Get rid of Sane
    E) Save

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      E

  23. kirwy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Doherty
    B) Jimenez
    C) AWB

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      A

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        B

        Didn’t realise it was Sours awsy

    2. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      B

    4. Bavarian
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Jim

  24. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Would love to see Arsenal play this team against Liverpool. Lot more defensively solid and allows the full backs to get forward with protection from the midfield. Type of team Fergie would play when he came up against the big boys - park Rooney on the left wing and play Park in midfield.

    Leno
    Maitland-Niles Sokratis Koscielny Kolasinac
    Ramsey Torreira Xhaka Guendouzi Iwobi
    Lacazette

    Auba flopped yesterday. He scored one goal, but missed two big chances. He does nothing in build up play - his sole role is to put the ball in the net and he failed to do that when required against Brighton so they dropped two points. What will he achieve against Liverpool? VVD will have him in his pocket.

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Auba will never be on the bench against Liverpool, more of a chance Lacazette will. Auba is a pure finisher.

      1. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        And that is the problem. All he does is be a pure finisher. He was lost in the second half against Brighton. Great against Burnley at home, but VVD will have him in his pocket all game. The only time Auba drops deep is to pick up the ball to shoot. Arsenal need midfield runners to break from deep. Mkhi would be better than Iwobi in that respect, but he is injured.

    2. pundit of punts
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I feel the same. Auba will be shackled.

      That's why I'm ditching him this gw.

    3. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      He’s incredibly clinical (typically). He will have a tough day but he’s still by far the most likely Arsenal player to score. That Arsenal team would get roasted.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      if he plays that midfield they will lose the ball aplenty and cb slow and both full backs questionable in positioning? I hope they go for it it will end 5-0 or something.

  25. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Repost sorry

    A) save ft and do Ederson/ sane to lloris/haz next gw (exact cash at the moment)
    B) do A this gw for -4 (exact cash)
    C) sane/auba to salah/Vardy for -4

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      both transfers horrific so i would do A

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks for the honesty

  26. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Working my way towards this sweet squad!

    Foster
    TAA Pereira Digne
    Salah Hazard Pererya Snodgrass
    Kane Auba Ings
    Hamer Brooks AWB Bennett

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Congratulations for Captain success this week my friend 😉

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Many thanks congrats to you too, good week so far with Snoddy to play, how's yours been?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 24 days ago

          Good one.
          Hazard C saved my gw.

  27. barracuda
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Moved Sane to Pogba in order to generate some cash(Sterling owner).

    Thoughts?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Both Sterling and Sane look tired would get rid

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Sotamendi84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      I would the other way around (sell raj)

      1. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 24 days ago

        I have a FT- would you sell Sterling for Hazard?

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Raz was awful to say less.
      Sane was at least involved in attack.
      Both are looking overpriced liabilities right now tbh

  28. Sotamendi84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    keep zabaleta (bur) for one more week or shift to kiko femenia (NEW)? :

    fab 4.0
    luiz digne zabaleta (Doherty, awb)
    richa pogba sane haz (billing)
    kane auba jimeneth

    1FT 0.0itb

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      Save IMO.

    2. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      keep

  29. AndyCook
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 24 days ago

    At the strart of the season in draft I chose De Bruyne over Hazard becuase he tends to be less injury prone, his output is more consistent and he wasn’t at risk of moving away. How badly has that worked out!

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      lol

  30. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 24 days ago

    Lacazette and Wilson to:

    a) Jimenez and Ings
    b) Jimenez and Rashford
    c) Rashford and Ings

    Kolasinac to:
    a) Lovren
    b) Digne
    c) TAA

    1. CROCosta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 24 days ago

      bb

    2. AndyCook
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 24 days ago

      BB short term, AC long term