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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  1. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 23 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
      10 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          I messed up price changes yesterday too

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Good plan.
      Sterling will drop tonight though.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Yep.
          Good Luck mate

  2. Tosa86
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 23 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
    10 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Stop spamming

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        lol

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Go Haz

      • Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 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.

      • Arnauto
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 23 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

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

    3. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 23 days ago

      Martial > Pogba for a hit?

      1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Not for me

        • Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Nope

      2. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Got Doherty, Digne, WB and Laporte

        Need another defender to replace Balbuena, up to 6m

        Shaw?

        1. Trane84
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Taa

        3. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. ZoumasBloomers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

        4. Stoic
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

      3. Giorgi89
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          A with taa possible ??

          1. Giorgi89
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 23 days ago

              None then IMO mate

      4. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 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
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

      5. ZoumasBloomers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 22 days ago

          not for cs though-)

          good call that one

      6. The Mighty Whites
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Keane > Digne

          Not as sideways as it sounds

      7. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 23 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
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

          3. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

      8. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 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
            10 months, 23 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
              10 months, 23 days ago

              Sterling was poor vs Palace.

      9. Mo Mané Mo Problems
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          6! Ederson! Haha

        2. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          There’s only one Son

        3. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Alisson or Ederson in goal

        4. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Sigurdsson

        5. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          SIggurdsson!

        6. Fred54
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Patterson.

        7. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Gunnarsson

        8. Fred54
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Maddison.

        9. Mysterion
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

        10. Mo Mané Mo Problems
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 23 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
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Play C. Paterson OOP 😉

          2. Mysterion
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

          3. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 22 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

        12. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Aguero.

        13. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Play complete Iceland football team otherwise.

          1. Ozils Nozle
            • 7 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 23 days ago

              Good.
              Table with all population displayed 😀

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

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

          1. Winter_is_coming
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B

        3. caldracula
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Salah

      11. Bobby_Baggio
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          The one with haz

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Lol

        2. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          A

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B

      12. CROCosta
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Lovren and Chicha

      13. Winter_is_coming
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Holebas or Chilwell in?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Cholebas

        2. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Holebas

      14. Captain Warlock
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B

        2. The 5% Team
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Still top goal scorer with less minutes?

            1. Captain Warlock
              • 3 Years
              10 months, 23 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

      15. amplifiedAnt
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          A

          And switch Robertson ➡ Trippier

          1. andre_c
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 23 days ago

            A

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          A

        3. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          A

        4. Bullet Eder
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B is awful compared to A

      16. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Nice scouting mate !

        2. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 23 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
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 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.

      17. Pukki Party
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

      18. Giorgi89
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Horrific transfers, would do C

      19. KneejerkJoe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          E

      20. kirwy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

        Start one:

        A) Doherty
        B) Jimenez
        C) AWB

        1. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          A

          1. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            B

            Didn’t realise it was Sours awsy

        2. pundit of punts
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B

        3. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          B

        4. Bavarian
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Jim

      21. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          I feel the same. Auba will be shackled.

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

        3. AndyCook
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 22 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.

      22. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          both transfers horrific so i would do A

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks for the honesty

      23. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Congratulations for Captain success this week my friend 😉

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              10 months, 23 days ago

              Good one.
              Hazard C saved my gw.

      24. barracuda
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 23 days ago

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

        Thoughts?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 7 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Both Sterling and Sane look tired would get rid

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks

        2. Sotamendi84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          I would the other way around (sell raj)

          1. barracuda
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 23 days ago

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

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 23 days ago

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

      25. Sotamendi84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          Save IMO.

        2. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 22 days ago

          keep

      26. AndyCook
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          lol

      27. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 23 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
          10 months, 23 days ago

          bb

        2. AndyCook
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 23 days ago

          BB short term, AC long term