Scout Notes

Mitrovic’s owners miss out on double-digit haul after penalty fiasco

Four Premier League fixtures and only five goals to report on from the remainder of Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs.

We round up the Fantasy talking points, key manager quotes and headline injury news from an unremarkable quartet of Gameweek 20 matches.

Read our recap of Spurs 1-3 Wolves here.

Fulham 1-0 Huddersfield Town

  • Goal: Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.7m)
  • Assist: Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m)

Aleksandar Mitrovic‘s (£6.7m) excellent underlying attacking statistics finally translated into Fantasy returns but it could have been so much better for the Serbian forward’s owners at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

Mitrovic left it late to avoid a ninth blank in 11 starts but the mid-price forward converted a Ryan Sessegnon (£6.0m) through-ball in the 90th minute following a Fulham swift breakaway to register his eighth goal of the season – his first since Gameweek 13.

As usual, the former Newcastle striker dominated the penalty box touch and shot counts, with all five of his efforts (four of which were headers) coming from inside the Huddersfield area. At the time of writing, no FPL forward can match either statistic over the last six Gameweeks.

Mitrovic ought to have bagged a second goal, though, or at least had the opportunity to do so.

A handball from Chris Lowe (£4.4m) in the Huddersfield box had presented the Cottagers with a glorious chance of opening the scoring on 80 minutes, but an insistent Aboubakar Kamara (£4.4m) – who had forced the error from the German defender – refused to allow the club’s designated penalty taker, Mitrovic, to wrestle the ball from him.

Kamara’s miss from the spot only incensed Fulham fans and Mitrovic owners further, with Claudio Ranieri incandescent in his post-match press conference:

When the man thinks only of himself it’s not right. He didn’t respect me, the club, his teammates, the crowd, he take the penalty, the ball, ‘I want to shoot’. Don’t listen to reason, he wants to shoot.

It’s Mitrovic [who is the first-choice penalty taker] but he [Kamara] scored the last penalty and he thought, ‘ah I am the man’.

He doesn’t understand the reason [why people are angry]. For him, everything is fine in the match. It’s unbelievable. It’s the first time in my life.

Asked if Kamara. a popular budget forward option among Fantasy managers, could be dropped from the first-team squad as punishment, Ranieri said:

Could be, I think first of all of the club and the squad. If I think it is good for the squad he can play, if I think it’s not good for the squad I take out. Now I have to see the Arsenal match and then decide.

This was a second clean sheet in three matches for Fulham, but there will seldom be easier shut-outs than yesterday, with Huddersfield again proving they are sorely lacking a cutting edge in attack. For all their dominance in possession, the Terriers never really tested Sergio Rico (£4.4m) in the Fulham goal with any one of their five shots on target.

Fulham lined up in a 3-4-3 again but there were system changes throughout the match as Ranieri attempted to shake his troops from a fairly uninspiring display.

The Italian manager discussed his half-time substitutions, one of which was enforced as Alfie Mawson (£4.8m) picked up a knee injury, and the moving of Tom Cairney (£4.7m) from a wide role to central midfield:

I wanted to make two changes but at the end Mawson was injured. I had to wait to put Sessegnon and I put him on the last ten minutes because I can take risk.

I believe until the end because the first half was very difficult for us because we knew they pressed a lot in front because they are the third team in the league who press so high. We lost a lot of balls.

Joe Bryan (£4.8m) impressed in the left wing-back role, firing over four crosses and creating a “big chance” for Mitrovic.

Calum Chambers (£4.2m), who continued “out of position” in central midfield, will be unavailable for the match against parent club Arsenal on New Year’s Day, meanwhile.

Fulham XI (3-4-2-1): Rico; Odoi, Mawson (Le Marchand 45′), Ream; Bryan, Seri (Kamara 45′), Chambers, Christie; Cairney, Vietto (Sessegnon 77′); Mitrovic.

Huddersfield Town XI (3-5-1-1 ): Lossl; Jorgensen, Schindler, Kongolo; Durm, Billing, Hadergjonaj, Hogg, Lowe; Pritchard (Kachunga 65′); Mounie (Depoitre 65′).

Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Everton

  • Goal: Jurgen Locadia (£5.3m)
  • Assist: None

Such is FPL and football in general, an Everton team who scored five goals in their last Premier League away fixture three days earlier couldn’t find their way past a Brighton side who hadn’t kept a clean sheet in nine matches.

The Seagulls rode their luck at times with the visitors twice striking the woodwork, while there was an element of fortune about Jurgen Locadia‘s (£5.3m) winner too: the Dutchman turning in a loose ball that had bobbled into his path via an unwitting touch by Andre Gomes (£5.4m).

FPL managers now know which £4.0m-rated goalkeeper Chris Hughton prefers in the absence of Mathew Ryan (£4.5m), as David Button (£4.0m) got the nod over Jason Steele (£4.0m) between the sticks.

After a slightly shaky start, Button went on to have a fine match in goal and returned nine points to reward those gambling on his budget appeal from the off.

Richarlison (£7.0m) was desperately unlucky not to score with one effort that Button brilliantly tipped onto the post, while Button had also reacted well to keep out the Brazilian’s strike from a narrow angle in the first half.

Chris Hughton praised his stand-in custodian after full-time:

For all David Button’s experience it is not easy for a keeper to just step in. Mat Ryan has been good for us. Button was excellent today. You train as hard as he does, when you step into a match you’re going to play well.

Lewis Dunk (£4.5m) and Shane Duffy (£4.6m) were, perhaps significantly, partnered together for the first time since Gameweek 15 and Hughton highlighted how crucial their partnership is at centre-back to Brighton’s clean sheet prospects:

It’s important because they know each other very well, and that’s not taking anything away from Leon Balogun, who’s played well in the last few games for us.

But they’re a partnership that know each other very well, and they had to deal with a fair bit of pressure towards the end of the game.

The Brighton boss also heralded Locadia’s versatility:

Jurgen’s flexibility is important for us, one thing he has is a lot of scope in the way he plays.

We’ve used 4-3-3 more often of late than in the past and Jurgen is one who’s used to the system from his previous club. He can play on either flank or down the middle, we’ve always felt he was an important member of the squad.

Sometimes circumstances around the squad, such as the form of other players, can make it more difficult for him, but to us he’s always been important to the team.

Locadia has two goals in as many matches but with Brighton sitting bottom of our Season Ticker for the next three Gameweeks and the budget FPL forward effectively playing out of position wide on the left, there likely will be little interest in him for now.

Florin Andone (£5.0m), who forced a fine reflex save out of Jordan Pickford (£5.0m), continues to share pitch-time with Glenn Murray (£6.4m) and is a long way from our budget forward radar.

Lucas Digne (£5.2m) was the most-bought FPL defender of Gameweek 20 but couldn’t follow up his 17-point haul from Boxing Day, though created two chances and had as many shots on goal to keep his impressive underlying stats ticking over.

Everton sit top of our Season Ticker for the next six Gameweeks and Digne’s appeal is only set to increase as a result, though this was another match without a clean sheet (their seventh in a row) for the Toffees.

Marco Silva stuck with a 3-4-3 for this match and there must be worries about Gylfi Sigurdsson‘s (£7.3m) rotation risk if he is to persist with a wing-back system.

The Iceland international was the fall guy here and it could be that Silva continues to perm two from three of Sigurdsson, Andre Gomes (£5.4m) and Idrissa Gueye (£4.8m) in central midfield.

This defeat may force a rethink from Silva, though, and even if not, Sigurdsson could potentially be deployed in one of the front three positions anyway – Theo Walcott (£6.1m) certainly looks vulnerable based on current form.

Sigurdsson came on a substitute and almost grabbed an assist when his free-kick was headed onto the bar by Kurt Zouma (£5.0m).

With the turnaround time between Everton’s games being particularly unkind this Christmas, Silva warned of not having sufficient time to prepare for the visit of Leicester:

It is important to be strong again and ready for the next match in three days.

We don’t have time to prepare in the normal way but that is the schedule and we have to put in our players’ minds how important the next game is.

Brighton XI (4-3-3): Button; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Stephens, Propper, Gross; Locadia, Andone (Murray 74′), March.

Everton XI (3-4-3): Pickford; Keane, Zouma, Mina (Sigurdsson 65′); Coleman, Gomes (Calvert-Lewin 72′), Gueye, Digne; Bernard (Niasse 80′), Walcott, Richarlison.

Leicester City 0-1 Cardiff City

  • Goal: Victor Camarasa (£4.6m)
  • Assist: Bobby Reid (£5.2m)

After successive wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, it was almost inevitable that Leicester would slip up against a team without a victory on the road in 2018/19 and who had scored fewer goals away from home than any other top-flight side going into Gameweek 20.

Claude Puel had said fatigue was a factor going into this fixture and he won’t be the last manager to use tiredness as an excuse for a defeat over the festive period.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m) was substituted midway through the second half of this defeat and was one of the players namechecked in Puel’s post-match press conference.

The Leicester boss said:

They were tired, Marc (Albrighton) and Jamie also, in their control, with their touches.

It’s normal, we tried to find solution and to push with fresh players giving their best. It’s a normal thing to try to find the good clinical edge.

I manage my team about what I see. Jamie was in difficulty, he was tired. It’s normal. He has played almost all the last games, with full minutes.

For Jamie or for other players, they have tiredness in this busy period.

It was an underwhelming afternoon for Vardy’s owners (of which there were over 100,000 more of going into this Gameweek), with the Leicester striker being denied by Neil Etheridge (£4.5m) with his only real clear sight of goal.

The frustration was compounded when Leicester were awarded a spot-kick just seven minutes after his departure, with James Maddison (£6.8m) drawing a save from Etheridge – his third stop from 12 yards this season – and being denied a tap-in on the rebound by a last-ditch Sol Bamba (£4.5m) tackle.

It was one of those days for Maddison and his owners too, with the summer signing from Norwich missing from the spot, being denied an assist when creating that aforementioned “big chance” for Vardy and seeing a first-half free-kick parried away by Etheridge.

While Vardy had three goals and an assist in five starts before this game, the Leicester striker has a fractious relationship with his manager and the Foxes’ patient, possession-based approach under Puel doesn’t seem to get the best out of his abilities.

Vardy had indeed previously mentioned that Puel’s style of play doesn’t suit him and it was no surprise that he was more of a threat against Manchester City and Chelsea, given that the Foxes adopted a more direct, counter-attacking approach against the “big six” sides.

This was a second successive clean sheet for Cardiff and in truth, Etheridge’s seven saves were fairly comfortable in nature.

Bamba and Greg Cunningham (£4.2m) were particularly impressive at the back and owners of Spurs assets might be slightly concerned going into the New Year’s Day meeting with the Bluebirds given their mini-resurgence at the back.

Warnock was asked what his side’s defensive improvement had been down to and said:

I think we’re better organised really.

West Ham would have been a different story if the penalty had gone in. I think we were a bit too negative against Watford.

And then when we changed the system at Palace it worked well and today it was great to get a clean sheet against a team like Leicester that have done so late.

As a manager you live and die by your decisions, and we needed fresh legs because they gave me everything at Palace.

It was just who to leave out and who to bring in. All credit to the lads, I thought today we deserved to win. I thought it was our best performance because we were playing a team who were flying, with the last two results they had.

To compete with them and limit them, and if we’d been more precise in the final third we could have scored two or three.

For the owners of Harry Kane (£12.6m), Son Heung-min (£8.8m) et al, though, it should be said that Cardiff have conceded more attempts on goal and shots in the box than any Premier League team over the last two Gameweeks, despite their successive shut-outs.

How much energy two rearguard efforts in four days has sapped also remains to be seen.

Victor Camarasa (£4.6m) demonstrated the problem with his bench fodder status with his third attacking return in four Gameweeks; just under 66% of his owners benched the Cardiff midfielder this weekend.

Camarasa’s superb strike from distance won the game for Cardiff late in the match and the classy Spaniard had three attempts on goal in all, lining up again as a “number ten” behind the fit-again Callum Paterson (£5.1m).

Camarasa has corner-taking duties at Cardiff and is on penalties, too, with Warnock saying that he is encouraging the on-loan playmaker to chance his arm more:

Víctor needed to come to a club like ours. He needed to be loved and welcomed, and he’s such a super boy.

He does that regularly, but his free-kick was poor today and he shot into the stands just before. I keep telling him: ‘Keep shooting – I’ll never shout at you.’

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Ricardo, Soyuncu, Maguire, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi; Albrighton (Ghezzal 58′), Maddison, Gray (Okazaki 79); Vardy (Iheanacho 68′).

Cardiff City XI (4-4-1-1): Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Cunningham; Gunnarsson; Hoilett (Reid 83′),  Arter (Peltier 90′), Murphy (Harris 78′); Camarasa; Paterson.

Watford 1-1 Newcastle United

  • Goals: Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.9m) | Salomon Rondon (£5.8m)
  • Assists: Gerard Deulofeu (£5.5m) | Matt Ritchie (£5.8m)

Javi Gracia defended his decision to make six changes for the visit of Newcastle on Saturday, with the Hornets having to rely on a late header from substitute Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.9m) to spare their blushes.

The Watford boss said:

I have to choose different players in this moment because we are playing every three or four days. I have to give the chances for all of my players. I have said many times that all my players deserve the chance to play as they work very well.

We are a good squad – not only a good team. If I don’t do it in this moment, when can I do it? It was the moment to change the players as some of them needed a rest. I have to prepare for all the games. Now you see the result you can say that [I should not have made the changes], but I don’t agree.

Doucoure, Jose Holebas (£4.8m) and Troy Deeney (£5.8m) – three of the six most-owned Watford assets in FPL – were among the players to drop out of the Watford starting XI, with Isaac Success (£4.6m) recalled alongside Gerard Deulofeu (£5.5m) in attack.

Success and Deulofeu registered seven attempts on goal between them but it was the introduction of Deeney and Doucoure early in the second half that provided the physical presence and drive so badly lacking before then: a one-on-one chance for Deulofeu that Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) got a leg to was the only clear opportunity that the Hornets had.

Deulofeu switched to the wing upon Deeney taking to the field and it was his cross that was met by Doucoure’s head on 81 minutes to level the scores up.

It was another classic Newcastle away-day performance after their hammering at Anfield, with the Magpies content to soak up a lot of pressure in their 3-4-2-1/5-2-2-1 and hit their hosts on the break.

Salomon Rondon (£5.8m) was restored to the Newcastle starting XI after his rest on Merseyside and was a real handful for the Watford backline, nodding in a Matt Ritchie (£5.8m) cross to give United the lead and having two efforts chalked off for offside.

Benitez said of his Venezuelan striker:

He’s doing well so we have to think he will be OK.

For us, every player is important because you have to make substitutions in different games. You need fresh legs and you need the quality of everyone.

I think if we make passes and crosses we will score some goals so hopefully we can do the same for him and for the other strikers.

Kenedy (£4.8m) was omitted from the match-day squad after some poor displays, with his manager confirming there wasn’t an injury:

It’s a technical decision. I think the other players were training well and I wanted to give them a chance.

Federico Fernandez (£4.4m) picked up a hip injury and had to be substituted at half-time, meanwhile.

Watford XI(4-4-2): Foster; Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart , Masina (Holebas 78); Hughes (Deeney 54′), Quina (Doucoure 54′), Capoue, Pereyra; Success, Deulofeu.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-2-1): Dubravka; Lascelles, Fernandez (Schar 46′), Dummett; Yedlin, Diame, Hayden (Shelvey 82′); Ritchie; Perez, Atsu; Rondon.

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  1. The White Pele
    • 1 Year
    19 days, 7 hours ago

    after next gw : 4.5 gk & Robertson > Alisson & TAA (-4)
    Yay or Nay?

    1. Denver Omelette
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Do it. But Wolves has nice fixtures ahead and in-form. Gk switch to patricio (or if ur keeper already pat) is also viable imo

        1. The White Pele
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 6 hours ago

          cheers.

    2. LewanGOALski
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      Thinking Sane ➡ Pogba and get rid of Rashford next GW as he’ll be rotation risk with Lukaku and Sanchez back.

      Go or No Go?

      1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Go go go

      2. fusen
        • 7 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        It's what everyone else is doing

        (Including me)

      3. Chelsea Psycho
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 6 hours ago

        If rash is out who comes in for him from your bench?

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      God... Relative to midfield and defence choices, the options up front aren't great...

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        451, simple.

        1. grumpyman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Yep, been using this and it's serving me well.

      2. Gooner Blazing Kebab
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        I've been through all of them - Mitro,Jimmy,Wilson,Arnie, sigh.

    4. Gooner Blazing Kebab
      • 6 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      Flappy
      Luiz, Doherty, Digne, TAA
      Pogba(c), Haz, Salah (vc), Son
      Auba, Mitro
      (Ings, AWB, McArthur)

      Armband might change, bench order ok chaps?

    5. RedArrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      Another ridiculous, leading argument from FFS but they don't see it and refuse to be corrected. It's painfully simple stuff.

      IF Mitrovic had been given the opportunity to score the penalty and IF he had scored it, the subsequent course of the game would have been changed and THAT second goal could not have happened.

      He may have gone on to score a hat trick, he may have been sent off. Anything might have happened, but to suggest that an earlier hypothetical score could have been added to a later definite score is an embarrassing lapse of reasoning.

      And yet we keep seeing this kind of logic employed in official site articles.

      1. Gooner Blazing Kebab
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Err alright mate?

        1. RedArrows
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          It's nonsense though. They led an article with it.

          1. Gooner Blazing Kebab
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            I'm probably biased as a Mitro owner, but yes i felt i was owed another goal, lol. Non owners are probably nonplus.

      2. RedArrows
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        If you need a freelance editor with experience send me an email.

      3. Ginkapo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        These are the only articles of the week where journalistic license is free to reign. Let em have it.

      4. FULHAM 4 LIFE
        • 4 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        yep agreed of course. Its like when a player brings a wonder save from a GK from a FK, and then scores from the resulting corner and people say he could have scored twice 😀

      5. _figu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Yeap, agreed. Click baiting. Not paying any attention most of these articles. Quality has dropped a lot.

      6. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Glad you posted this, just thinking the exact same thing. Shoulda woulda coulda comes to mind.

      7. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Fair enough point. Not sure it's quite worth that level of vitriol, mind.

        1. RedArrows
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Sorry for venting and particularly if you were the author. There are ways and means and I wish we had an edit function.

          1. Skonto Rigga
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            I was indeed the author.

            I completely get what you're saying, of course. If A happens, B likely doesn't follow suit.

            The article titles can be sensationalist in nature at times but we're in the age of SEO (a concept completely new to me when I started here in the summer) and something we're experimenting with this season to see what the impact is. It doesn't mean the titles/articles that follow should be misleading at the same time, of course, and that certainly wasn't the intention here. The content for Scout Notes especially is something I would resist the urge to dumb down.

            The "if you need a freelance editor with experience" line was on the insulting side, though, particularly given we were hired for exactly that. Not that I'd class myself as a proper journalist, of course - far from it!

            But anyway, constructive feedback is always welcome and encouraged. Which is a good job, as there's plenty of it on here 🙂

            1. RedArrows
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              19 days, 7 hours ago

              Thanks for your kind and understanding reply. That isn't and wasn't me and I regretted it immediately and immensely.

              I am glad you accept my point but there are helpful ways to make them and this... Wasn't. We're all humans with feelings!

              Keep up the good work.

              1. Skonto Rigga
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 1 Year
                19 days, 7 hours ago

                Very big of you and much appreciated.

      8. RedArrows
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Sorry if this all sounds harsh but it's the second time (at least) in a fortnight.

      9. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        What if penalty was in injury time and he already had one goal?

        1. RedArrows
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          That's fine, absolutely.

      10. Grounderz
        • 7 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        They changed the entire articles platform this season which I felt the standards/ expectations have fallen. I hope Mark reverts to traditional stuff what FFS is all about.

    6. polis
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      No grav so expecting no reply.

      Sane. Discuss.

      Are we holding?
      Moving? If so, to who? (Apart from Pogba.)

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Holding as have other priorities

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Wanted to keep but no Pogs nor Hazard has made me stuck

      3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        I’m personally moving to Pog.

        You could move to Anderson if you don’t have him. I feel like everyone is dropping him only due to one bad game from West Ham

        1. polis
          • 7 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Thanks gents.

          Kind of feeling Siggy due to fixtures but also seems a luxury transfer.

      4. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
        • 5 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Lose him

      5. AYEW DANN TOMKINS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        lost sterling to pogba this week and now looking to lose sane to salah... follow the points

    7. Reckoner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      How to fit Hazard into this team?

      Alisson | Hamer
      Alonso | Robertson | Digne | AWB | Bennett
      Sterling | Sane | Pogba | Richarlison | Anderson
      Aubameyang | Rashford | Ings

      Thought about:

      Sane & Ings > Hazard & Kamara
      or
      Sane & Rashford > Hazard &

      1. Reckoner.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        * & sub 6.2m forward
        or
        Alonso & Sane > sub 5.8m defender & Hazard

        Any thoughts on others or what to do?

      2. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        sell sterling

    8. Chelsea Psycho
      • 4 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      Best move here?

      A) Save (Bennet would come in for Rash if out)
      B) Rash >> Jiménez
      C) Sane + Rash >> Hazard + DCL -4

      Mcarthy • Hennessy
      Doherty • Alonso • AWB • Bennet • Kola
      Salah • Rich • Anderson • Pogba • Sane
      Kane • Rashford* • Kamara

      Thanks

    9. Fernando Torres
      • 7 Years
      19 days, 7 hours ago

      Captain...
      1. Hazard
      2. PEA
      3. Kane
      4. POGBA

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        2 for me currently

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        1

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Don’t have 2 but have the rest currently Hazard for me

      3. AYEW DANN TOMKINS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        2

    10. Godfrey
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Should I WC with this?

        Foster | Hamer
        Alonso | Davies | Taylor | Wann-Bissaka | Bennett
        Salah | Hazard | Son | Martial | Richarlison
        Rashford | Wilson | Hernandez

        1. Captain M.
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Martial > Pogba is must

        2. clodhopper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          No son too pogba

      • Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Sorry reposting got bottomed:

        Two red arrows in a row ... Pogba punished me for not recruiting early and choosing Martial.

        Sane & Snodgrass to Pogba & Richarlison for -4?

        1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Wouldn’t go with Richarlison move. Unnecessary hit.

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Snodgrass has killed me and the fixture turns

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Looks good to me

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Cheers

      • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • 3 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        What was said in Ole’s interview?

        Anything about Pogba’s position and if it will change now Lukaku and co are back?

      • mdm
        • 6 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Mitro, Martial and Snoddy -> Jimenez, Pogba and Camarasa for -4? Yes or No

        1. Paulinho14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          yes

      • JustPark
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Chances for Salah to start again BHA? Future planning.

        1. Depldax
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          100% if not injured

      • TerryVenables
        • 2 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        (A) Sane > Pogba
        (B) Rashford + Sané > Kamara + Hazard -4

        Can get Pogba after the Spurs game, think Hazard should do much better over the next 2 fixtures.

      • royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        19 days, 7 hours ago

        Your help is needed please on what changes should be made to this team (willing to a -8 if necessary)

        Schmeichel Dubravka

        Robertson Laporte Cathcart Bamba Balbuena

        Hazard Sane Anderson Richarlison Camarasa

        Rashford Aubameyang Jimenez

        2FTs 0.5 ITB

        Any ideas would be welcomed

        1. Denver Omelette
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Consider Taa/Doherty/Digne for def. Patricio/fab for keeper. No need for hit imo just do it gradually

        2. Captain M.
          • 5 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Pereira > Doherty for -4..??

          Rest of defs are:

          Luiz. TAA. Pereira. Bennett. Bednarek....

          1. Paulinho14
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            long term this is probably worth it

          2. jimmy.floyd
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            No

        3. Paulinho14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Sane and Success to Pogba and Jimenez for free?
          no brainer right?
          leaves me with no city cover tho.

          1. Your Mum's Athletic
            • 7 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            No brainer

        4. jimmy.floyd
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Captain
          A Auba
          B Haz
          C Kane

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            B

        5. Your Mum's Athletic
          • 7 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Son to Pogba I'm pretty set on.

          Any quotes about rashford? Might go to arnie/Wilson for a hit

          1. Gooner Blazing Kebab
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            not for a hit on rashford

            1. Your Mum's Athletic
              • 7 Years
              19 days, 7 hours ago

              Just the former then bud?

        6. Benditlike
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Really need some advice here.

          Currently have this front 8:

          Sterling - Felipe A - Richarlison - Pereyra - Camarasa
          Kane - Auba - Rashford

          Plan was to do Sterling > Haz for GW 21, then Kane/Auba & Camarasa/Pereyra > Salah for GW 22. But now with Pogbas form im not sure if i sould get Haz or Pogba for GW 21. What should i do?

        7. FULHAM 4 LIFE
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          does Morata possibly starting against Southampton put people off captaining Hazard?

          1. _figu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Yes, 100%. If there is enough indication he could, I'll go Kane instead.

            1. Ambrosiana Inter
              • 1 Year
              19 days, 7 hours ago

              What about get morata himself?

            2. FULHAM 4 LIFE
              • 4 Years
              19 days, 7 hours ago

              yeah its pushing me to captain Kane as well

          2. Smurf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            It’s not great but he’s still the best captaincy option for my team and most other teams without Auba.

        8. Super Jack Grealish
          • 6 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Sterling/Sane > Pogba/Hazard?

          Will be getting rid of the other city mid for Salah NGW, then Son for either Pog or Hazard after that

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            sterling to haz for me

        9. Top Lad Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          With this team: (2FT 0.1 ITB)

          Fabianski — Hamer
          Alonso Digne Doherty — Robbo AWB
          Haz Pogba Sane Snodgrass — Diangana
          Kane Auba(c) Jimenez

          Where would you spend a FT this week? Thinking that I will hold off on Kane Snoddy to Salah fodder til NEXT week... right?

          Cheers!

          1. KAPTAIN KUN
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Snodgrass to Deulofeu?

        10. KAPTAIN KUN
          • 2 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Best midfield trio out of the following please?

          A) Pogba, Fraser, Camarasa
          B) Pogba, Deulofeu, Brooks
          C) Pogba, Richarlison, 4.2 mid (Play 4atb)
          D) FAnderson, Richarlison, Brooks
          E) Richarlison, Fraser, Deulofeu
          F) FAnderson, Fraser, Deulofeu

          Pogba and FAnderson together isn't within budget.

          Thanks

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            C

            1. KAPTAIN KUN
              • 2 Years
              19 days, 7 hours ago

              Thanks, interesting

        11. rocrocodile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Got 2.6 ITB and one FT

          Salah - Pogba - Son - Richarlison - Kayal
          Kane - Rashford - Jimenez

          A) Son -> Haz
          B) Rashford -> ?
          C) Roll FT

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • 2 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            C

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            A

        12. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          A) Rashford out for a hit if confirmed out
          B) Play Bennett if Rashford confirmed out

          Fabianski
          Digne, Doherty, Kolasniac
          Salah, Hazard (c), Salah, Pogba, Martial
          Auba (VC), Jimenez, Rashford

          Subs: Hennessey, Bennett, AWB, Højbjerg

          1. Wolvie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            you have 2 Salah's, that's cheating! 🙂

        13. Here comes the Son
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Fab Hamer
          Alonso Robertson Shaw Doherty AWB
          Salah Son Sane Lingard Højberg
          Kane Jimenez Mitro
          2ft. 0.5 itb
          A) Robertson&Sane to Hazard&TAA
          B) Sane to Pogba
          C) Other

          1. Gooner Blazing Kebab
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            A

        14. ZombieEaten
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Only 1FT
          A) Son > Pogba
          B) Rashford > Jimenez
          C) Both -4
          D) Keep for now, deal with Pogba price rise

          Salah Hazard Fanderson Pereyra Son
          Aub Rashford Kamara

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            A

        15. Ambrosiana Inter
          • 1 Year
          19 days, 7 hours ago

          Son surely rested now, Lucas in? I know u ll say Pogba but feel like the train has long gone

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Long gone? He scored 18 points a few hours ago xD He is probably past the peak of his points tho, cant see him keeping up this prolific scoring but still think hes a great option.

          2. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
            • 5 Years
            19 days, 7 hours ago

            Train slowly pulling away, run and jump on.