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Scout Notes

Guardiola’s comments on De Bruyne and Sterling after City’s 7-0 victory

Four more FA Cup ties to bring you up to speed with from Sunday, with two Premier League sides comfortably progressing to the fourth round and another two embarrassingly bowing out at the hands of lower-league opposition.

The key Fantasy talking points, manager quotes and injury updates are all covered in our latest Scout Notes article.

Manchester City 7-0 Rotherham United

Pep Guardiola hailed the impact of the fit-again Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7m) after Manchester City’s demolition of Rotherham United.

De Bruyne created Raheem Sterling‘s (£11.3m) goal with an incisive through-ball and would have clocked up more assists were it not for the wayward finishing of Gabriel Jesus (£10.1m), who hit the bar and miskicked from two De Bruyne key passes.

Guardiola said of the Belgian midfielder:

We spoke with him yesterday to play 65/70 minutes for his rhythm and his injury. He played incredible, created a good amount of chances and has a vision that others aren’t able to see.

Last season he played incredible minutes but hopefully, in the second leg of the season, he will help us because we need him. I said many times: without him, last season maybe it wouldn’t have been possible.

De Bruyne oozed class in central midfield before being withdrawn midway through the second half, though had his thunder stolen somewhat by Ilkay Gundogan (£5.4m): the Germany international registered assists for four of City’s goals, one of which was an excellent chipped pass that Phil Foden (£4.6m) converted.

It is difficult to know what to read into this rout, which had the air of a mismatched pre-season friendly against lower-league opposition designed to give the “bigger” club an injection of confidence for the real tests ahead.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne summed up the one-sided contest when saying: “their slowest player is quicker than my quickest player”.

However, on a weekend when some Premier League clubs have made heavy work of ties against opponents from the Football League (Manchester United, Everton, Crystal Palace) or indeed been the victims of a giant-killing (Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Leicester City, Fulham), City deserve some credit for their swashbuckling display.

Sterling was excellent and back to something approaching his best, with the England winger handed a 57-minute run-out on the left flank before making way for substitute Leroy Sane (£9.5m).

Sterling had gone close to scoring before breaking the deadlock on 12 minutes and would have registered a second goal were it not for the intervention of Semi Ajayi, who turned Kyle Walker‘s (£6.4m) low cross into his own net.

The former Liverpool midfielder then turned provider for Jesus early in the second half, teeing up the Brazilian for an unmissable tap-in to put City 4-0 up.

Guardiola again suggested Sterling could make improvements to his game, though:

Raheem’s work ethic, his physicality, is incredibly strong. He has this mentality to create chances and score goals and it’s good for him. He’s scored more goals now than in our first season.

I think he improved a lot and it’s the same with Phil [Foden]. Raheem is [23 years old]. We cannot expect him to be precise and clear and make good decisions in every single action.

When he is 26 or 27 he will be an incredible, much better player, give us more joy with the way he plays but he still has many things to improve.

He has to be more clinical and precise in the important games. Today we created a lot of chances but if we play against Liverpool or in the Champions League we create just two or three chances. We don’t have more because the opponents are good, so in that moment we need him. We need him to be precise and to be there.

Sane completed the victory with a goal of his own on 85 minutes, which had been preceded by a Nicolas Otamendi (£6.1m) header from a Gundogan corner.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) was deployed on the right of City’s front three for this encounter and stroked in a Gundogan pass to put his side 5-0 up, though again the Algerian wasn’t quite as effective as his team-mate on the opposite flank.

Having seen Brahim Diaz depart for Real Madrid on the day of this victory, Guardiola ruled out the prospect of Foden leaving the club on loan in the January transfer window:

Phil Foden loan? No way! No way, impossible. He’s going to stay with us many, many years. Impossible. Believe me, if he plays, it’s because we believe he can play.

We are not here to be nice people to bring him on the pitch because he’s a Manchester City fan or is a nice guy. It’s because we believe he can do it.

He’s made mistakes and done good things – that’s part of the process. Nobody was born knowing everything.

Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m), David Silva (£8.5m), Bernardo Silva (£7.5m), Sergio Aguero (£11.2m) and Fernandinho (£5.3m) were among the players handed a rest for this tie, while Fabian Delph (£5.3m) served the final match of his three-game ban.

City are in action again in midweek (a Carabao Cup semi-final against Burton Albion) before they entertain Wolves next Monday.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones (Danilo 75′), Otamendi, Zinchenko; Gundogan, De Bruyne (Sandler 67′), Foden; Sterling (Sane 57′), Jesus, Mahrez.

Fulham 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.6m) missed a penalty with his first touch of the game as Fulham succumbed to an embarrassing defeat to their League Two opponents on a day of cup upsets.

Just over a week on from the spot-kick debacle against Huddersfield Town, Mitrovic saw his 84th-minute effort from 12 yards saved and the Cottagers then went on to concede a winner four minutes later to bow out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.

Right-back Denis Odoi (£4.4m) had opened the scoring just after half-time but other than that goal and Mitrovic’s poor spot-kick, the hosts didn’t register another shot on target in the entire 90 minutes.

Having made six changes to his side and given several squad players the opportunity to impress, Claudio Ranieri fumed at full-time:

I think the first half was so boring for us. We didn’t play as we are used to play. Also, in training sessions we played much better.

The second half we improved a little, we scored a goal and then missed a chance to score. After we missed a chance from the penalty and Oldham won the match. I can only say well done to Oldham.

I can also say I gave a chance to the players involved. They missed a chance.

The January window is one month and if there is the opportunity to buy somebody, I think the chairman is ready. I wanted to see the players not involved frequently. I didn’t see the desire, I didn’t see the passion of the Oldham players.

We need the fire, the passion, the blood. We need everything. We need everything if we want to be safe. That is the real problem. I know a lot of players new to play together and it makes it more difficult for them, but the desire to do something is important.

The Fulham boss confirmed that he had brought Mitrovic off the bench simply to take the penalty:

I said to him to shoot the penalty because he’s our man to shoot the penalty. What happened the last match we spoke and everything is OK.

Asked if Mitrovic would again get a chance from 12 yards in the future, Ranieri said:

Yes, of course.

Luciano Vietto (£5.4m) and Floyd Ayite (£4.3m) had particularly ineffectual games in attack, while Neeskens Kebano (£4.3m) wasted an excellent one-on-one chance in the second half on a rare start.

Jean Michael Seri‘s (£5.0m) struggles in central midfield also continued, with Ranieri explaining his decision to continue with the Ivorian over the likes of Kevin McDonald (£4.3m) and Stefan Johansen (£5.1m):

I wanted to continue with Seri and [Ibrahima] Cisse, that’s it.

Calum Chambers (£4.2m) returned to the Fulham starting XI after missing out on the defeat to Arsenal but was back at centre-half, having been deployed “out of position” in central midfield over the last couple of months.

Fulham XI (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Le Marchand; Cairney (Mitrovic 84′), Seri, Cisse; Ayite, Vietto, Kebano (Sessegnon 73′).

Newport County 2-1 Leicester City

A much-changed Leicester City side followed Fulham in being dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two opponents, falling to late 2-1 defeat to Newport County.

Jamie Vardy (£8.9m), Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m), Harry Maguire (£5.4m), Ricardo Pereira (£5.3m) and Ben Chilwell (£5.1m) were among the players handed a breather by Claude Puel, while James Maddison (£6.8m) was only introduced as a half-time substitute with the Foxes 1-0 down.

Vardy was certainly missed in attack with Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.8m) and Shinji Okazaki (£5.2m) toothless up front, with Okazaki hooked at the break following his anonymous showing.

Puel bemoaned his side’s lack of cutting edge:

We had a lot of chances before conceding, we had a lot of chances in the first half and in the second half, but sometimes we didn’t have the clinical edge and we were sometimes unlucky.

Rachid Ghezzal (£5.1m), Okazaki and Maddison all wasted decent openings before Ghezzal levelled the scores up at 1-1 on 82 minutes, while Marc Albrighton (£5.1m) headed wide and was unfortunate to clip the bar with a dipping effort from distance.

Newport had chances of their own, though, with Danny Ward (£4.3m) called upon to make a couple of stops from Matthew Dolan after Jamille Matt had headed the hosts into an early lead.

Albrighton handled in the box late on to give Padraig Amond the chance to win the game from the spot, which the Newport forward took.

Puel didn’t offer any mitigation for his side’s defeat:

We have had a good team, with eight players who won the title, a lot of experienced players and quality on the pitch. We cannot have excuses to change or to put other players in. We had enough quality on the pitch to get the qualification. I don’t have excuses about this.

Matty James (£4.4m) made his long-awaited comeback from an Achilles injury, though looked off the pace and wouldn’t appear to be a contender for a league start in the short term.

Leicester City XI (4-4-2): Ward; Simpson (Gray 60′), Morgan, Evans, Fuchs; Ghezzal, James (King 72′), Choudhury, Albrighton; Okazaki (Maddison 46′), Iheanacho.

Woking 0-2 Watford

Watford’s second string comfortably got the better of their opponents from the National League South, running out 2-0 winners at Woking and carving out a succession of chances along the way.

Javi Gracia made 11 changes to his starting XI with Adalberto Penaranda (£5.0m) getting his first start for the Hornets and looking lively in attack, curling an early effort wide of home goalkeeper Craig Ross’s left-hand post.

Penaranda was paired in attack with Isaac Success (£4.6m), though the Nigerian was less impressive up top and – barring one saved shot in the first half – didn’t particularly cause Watford’s part-time opponents many problems.

Troy Deeney (£5.9m) came off the bench to replace Success and scored within three minutes, linking up with fellow substitute Ken Sema (£4.6m) to tap the Hornets into a 2-0 lead.

Tom Cleverley (£5.0m), Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah (both £4.4m) had a comfortable afternoon in midfield, as did Watford’s much-changed backline: Heurelho Gomes (£4.3m) having only two shots to save, both of which came from distance.

Cleverley hit the bar for the visitors, while full-back Adam Masina (£4.3m) also had an effort cleared off the line.

Will Hughes (£4.9m) scored his first goal since returning from a hip injury, curling Watford into an early lead after Masina worked a corner short.

Jose Holebas (£4.8m), Roberto Pereyra (£6.3m), Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.9m) and Gerard Deulofeu (£5.5m) were among the Watford assets handed a breather for this contest.

Gracia said of his side’s display:

I think it was a good performance. We played with some players who have not been playing in the last games, but I was sure they were the best option for us, the best chance because we knew it will be demanding game, like it has been, and we are happy with the performance and the result as well.

Watford XI (4-3-3): Gomes; Janmaat, Wilmot, Britos, Masina; Chalobah, Quina, Cleverley; Hughes (Navarro 80′), Penaranda (Sema 71′), Success (Deeney 71′).

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  1. pelle9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Best pick guys:

    Sell a or b for Salah

    A) Fraser

    B) Richarlison

    Thanks

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      A for me

    2. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      A. Will buy him back in March when fixtures are kind

  2. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Not having a city player concerns me but with so many great options out there are they really that necessary ?

    1. Danstoke82
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Hazard will be my city enabler if and when Pep’s rotation quietens down a bit.

      Can easily be switched to Sterling or Sane.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        I have hazard but wouldn't swap to be honest

        1. Danstoke82
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          I do agree by the way in keeping Hazard. I’m just going to monitor his output and compare with the city players over a few weeks

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Sounds like a plan 🙂

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Nah, not necessary

      1. AuFeld
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Agreed.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks all

  3. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Potential WC team, pull trigger? Yay or Nay?

    Alisson
    Robertson Digne Shaw
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Pogba Deulofeu
    Kane Rashford

    Subs; Speroni Wan B Bednarek Kamara

    £0.1ITB

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      What's your current team ??

      1. Danstoke82
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Fabianski
        Alonso Lovren Digne
        Salah Hazard Anderson Richarlison Pogba
        Kane Ings

        Subs; Hamer Wan B Bennett Kamara

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          I definitely would not WC it

          1. Danstoke82
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Any reason why? Interested to know your opinion

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Well for a start I have the exact same mid and am more than happy with it. You could downgrade Alonso to upgrade ings.

              1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 20 days ago

                I imagine you had a pretty bad week (I got 34 points 🙁 )but the wheel will turn .I d save WC for dgws later on. Up to you obviously 🙂

    2. Wizard of Özil
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good. Have gone similar myself on wc, though personally went for TAA, Sane, Camarasa, over Robertson, Richarlison, Deulofeu

    3. George James
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      If I was WC now i would be getting is some City attack for sure.

    4. beetlejuice
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Ur current team is not any worse than this, just adjust your strikers

  4. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    What are your predictions for the Spurs vs United game?

    Really tough to call for me

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      0-0

    2. el polako
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      4-1 for Spurs.

    3. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Hoping for a goalfest

    4. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      2-2

    5. George James
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      2-1

    6. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Hard to say as it's United's first real test under OGS. I do think Spurs will hammer them though. 3 nil or 3-1. Just my gut feeling

  5. TEEMU PUKKI
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Who to captain:
    A-Aguero
    B-Kane
    C-Hazard
    D-Mane

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      A or C

    2. Danstoke82
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      C out of those I guess

    3. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      C, of he blanks again time to get rid

      1. TEEMU PUKKI
        5 months, 20 days ago

        I think the same. Ive captained him for the 5 past weeks.Last chance

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Of that list a for me

  6. kuzser
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    How to fit Salah in (Will be for -4, 8.7itb)
    1) Camarasa-> Salah with 0.0 itb, will have to rely on lingard or sacrifice sane to get pogba
    2) lingard-> Salah with 2.2 itb, will be able to get pogba for Anderson or do sane, kamara-> pogba Rashford for -4. 

    Team is:
    Fab 4.0
    Lovren Schindler Digne awb Pereira 
    Sane hazard Anderson lingard camarasa 
    Kane Jimenez kamara

    1. Wizard of Özil
      5 months, 20 days ago

      B for me

  7. el polako
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 20 days ago

    I still dont feel a massive urge to own Pogba & Salah....
    Should I go and get checked or something ?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Your team must be fine, so not an issue

      1. el polako
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Feel like players I own deserve decent run of games.

    2. Danstoke82
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I would. Salah looking like he’s a must own. Pogba getting close but still not sure he’s a must.

      1. el polako
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Got Martial and Rashford from United - enough for me.

        Is he really must have ? Take away soft\lucky(?) penalties and his recent points tally wouldnt be so impresive.

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Depends who you have to be honest

      1. el polako
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Team in the link, got some spare cash aswell to not sweat over selling Son.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Cracking team.

          1. el polako
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks.

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      For STDs?

      1. el polako
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Mate, I married with 2 kids.
        Can you get STD from your own hand ?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Depends where it's been I suppose.

          1. el polako
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Soft plays and parks mostly.

        2. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Sounds like a question they could answer on the Scoutcast

    5. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Pogba in after Spurs. Most will transfer him in for Son

  8. Duka
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Play 2 out of 3:

    a) Paterson (HUD)
    b) Deulofeu (cpl)
    c) Jimenez (mci)

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      AB

    2. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Probably AB based on fixture, tho C could easily do something against that defence.

    3. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Bench Jim.

    4. Duka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Cheers guys. Interesting replies, was set on playing Jim tbh, have to rethink now.

  9. Hits from the Bong
    5 months, 20 days ago

    A B

    1. Hits from the Bong
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Reply fail to Duka ffs

  10. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Thoughts on Firmino now as an option?

    a) He is a trap, won't score like that for a while

    b) Might tick along but not really a captain option

    c) Looking great, found his scoring boots, can match Mane over the next few.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. Hits from the Bong
      5 months, 20 days ago

      A

    3. The Baby-faced Assassin
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      A. He is a cheaper option into the Liverpool team but so annoyingly inconsistent. He was invisible in the city game apart from the goal. Salah is the one to have.

    4. Duka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      a/b mix

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      B for me. He has an interesting price though. Pool fixtures are awesome. The best pool attacking option after Salah imo

  11. Tempestic
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Had to do my transfers early due to Balbuena falling in price.
    Did Son, Sane, Balbuena > Salah, 4.2 mid, TAA (-4)

    Leaves me with:
    Lloris Steele
    Alonso TAA Digne Shaw Bennet
    Salah Hazard Pogba Richarlison 4.2
    Kane Jimenez Ings*

    My bench all of a sudden looks very ropey especially with Ings out.

    Hows Pogba's knock?

    1. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Didn't travel to Dubai, but is expected to recover in time.

      1. Tempestic
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks

  12. Hacksaw
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Bottomed, but I have come up with an option C...

    Fab - Patricio
    Robertson - Digne - Bennett - Holebas - Zabaleta
    Haz - FAnderson - Salah - Richalison - Hojberg
    Kane - Mitro - Wilson

    A) Mitro, FAnderson, Fab >Kamara (bench fodder), Sane, that Palace keeper (need the budget) for a -4
    B) Mitro, FAnderson > Sane and a £4.4 attacker...any ideas?
    C) Mitro, FAnderson, Fab > Pogba, Ings and Palace keeper (keeper this week, other two next)

    Been hovering around 5k for about 10 weeks, dropped to 12k this week...

    1. Hacksaw
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      ...C is astounding and will lead to a definite top 1k finish guys, right?

      1. AuFeld
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Nope. Ings has hardly been astounding as of late and has been injury prone. Hold Mitro until after BUR.

        Maybe downgrade Robertson to TAA to free up funds to invest elsewhere.

    2. beetlejuice
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      none

  13. Team Cruel
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Coutinho linked with United. Pogba owners worried?

    1. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Source and no. Different position iirc.

    2. Hacksaw
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Doubt Man U would spend that money without a permanent manager...

    3. Duka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      tabloid rubbish

      1. Eat my goal!
        5 months, 20 days ago

        This

    4. Tempestic
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      That's pure shite

  14. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Thinking to WC to this team

    Fabianski Button
    TAA Digne Kolasinac Doherty Bednarek
    Sterling Hazard Richarlison Pogba Puncheon
    Aubameyang Aguero Rashford
    will be 0.0 itb...

    Any advice?
    I don't want Salah... maybe Auba to Kane and downgrade Pogba?
    Cheers

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      My advice would be to get Salah though.

  15. gmando2011
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    is puncheon an attacking threat?

    1. Gregor
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Used to be, played quite deep at the weekend though apparently.

    2. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      As Greg said he used to be.

      But he’s older and Huddersfield are not attacking side.

      I’m considering purely as fodder.

  16. wulfranian
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    I have Digne since gw13 but i think it's to time to sell him after Bournemouth for TAA.

    1. wulfranian
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Any thoughts?

    2. AuFeld
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I'm holding. Digne's fixtures look good until GW 27 and then swapping for Pereira. Any way else you can bring in TAA?

      1. wulfranian
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks.Yes if i sell Alonso or next gw for a hit in Balbuena's place.But that means i would have an expensive defence. Doherty,Alonso,Digne,TAA,Kiko.

    3. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I just got him in for Everton's run of fixtures. Massive attacking threat imo

      1. wulfranian
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks.Agreed-is just i prefer Doherty,Alonso and TAA instead of Digne.Don't you?

  17. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Hi guys. Had a few days off and I need your help.

    I’d been thinking I needed to offload Alonso all this time to enable Salah, but NO. I don’t.

    I can do this -8

    Out: Martial, Fanderson, Jiminez
    In: Salah, puncheon and kamara

    I had money on the bench so hear me out

    Ederson, 4.0
    Alonso, Doherty, Digne, AWB, TAA
    Salah, Sterling, Richarlison, Pogba, Puncheon
    Kane, Rashford, Kamara

    So I’d be doing 442.

    The problem ? I have exactly 0.0 ITB. So is this a huge risk to move tonight ?

    Would be the new team

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Future downgrade I’d wanna do is Ederson of course. But unfortunately I don’t wanna go bigger than -8 and the funds he frees up aren’t enough to get Salah in alone.

    2. Amey
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Great team & TV too.
      I'd love the team mentioned above.
      Not sure about -8 though.

  18. Wizard of Özil
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Thinking of doing a switcheroo from Kane to Auba (c) and then back following week, would loose .2 value but hopefully would gain points.

    Happy with rest of my team after wildcard so wouldn't plan to do anything else transfer wise.

    Decent shout or not worth it?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      It has potential.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        If Auba kills it like you expect him to then he will increase in value for you because you can sell him.

        1. Wizard of Özil
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Yup, would need .2 rise in 1 week to be worth anything, but nice if it happens!

    2. Ohh1454
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldn't bother Kane could easily outscore aguero imo united poor at the back

      1. Ohh1454
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Sorry misread it I thought it said aguero but same feelings towards it

        1. Wizard of Özil
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks, might be worth holding for sure

    3. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      i actually think Kane can outscore Auba in this fixture...whos to say utd are that solid at the back? whos to say arsenal will contain west ham and therefore may struggle to create much anyway...they havent looked as amazing as they were 2 months ago recently.

      i may be wrong of course but im just saying i dont think spurs v united is exactly spurs v city or pool, in the same way are arsenal really as much of a sure thing as spurs or city or pool too.

      1. Wizard of Özil
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks. It's really just because West Ham are so leaky in defense atm, and Auba pretty much involved in everything attacking-wise. But defo agree could be a high scoring game, but just wouldn't be able to captain Kane, while Auba seems a more solid option.

        This was quite persuasive for the Auba (c) case:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN7uwJoTAdk

        1. Wizard of Özil
          5 months, 20 days ago

          *agree mnu v tott could be high scoring

  19. Bielsa's Binoculars
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Is a Liverpool defensive double up a good option?

    I only intend to have one Liverpool attacker anyway

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Many of us think it is wbu

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      They keep a clean sheet pretty much every game.

    3. Gregor
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Best defensive record in the league, great fixtures, some decent prices. Yep, sounds good.

    4. Wizard of Özil
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I reckon so. Currently on Lovren and TAA myself for the value (though may have to swap out Lovren when Gomez returns)

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        im doing same as you wizard, gomez in after the brighton game...i have Taa too, great way to get regular def points for only 10m and spend more funds up top 🙂

  20. TEEMU PUKKI
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Will Kamara.play this gw ?

  21. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    My plan was to free up funds to get Hazard in for Son when he departs for the Asian Cup.

    Have now got money in place but in the meantime Hazard has blanked twice in a row in games where you’d expect him to return

    Not having Hazard is worrying this week as it is every week it seems!
    Would you sell Son a week ‘early’ or (try and) forget about Hazard for this gw?

      1. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks, Son has been great to own, hopefully one last haul before he goes!

  22. tielleman
    5 months, 20 days ago

    What to do?

    Fab Hart
    Digne Doherty Kiko Schindler AWB
    Hazard Pogba Son Sterling Snodgrass
    Arnie Rashford Kane

    0.4 ITB 1FT

    Thanks

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  24. Spow31
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Currently in a draft league (smaller talent pool) I wanna drop young for holebas and Snodgrass for king. Anyone think of better? Maybe wan-bissaka?!

  25. Marko1985
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    A) Aguero/Camarasa (Kamara sub)
    B) Sané/Deeney (Camarasa sub)

    1. Marko1985
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Puncheon sub not Kamara*

  26. The Mighty Wright
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Trying to get Salah in ASAP. Only way is to sell Aubameyang and Martial leaving with Salah and bench fodder as 3rd striker. If this wise or commit to get Eriksen/Haz and Arni as 3rd. Suggestions please.

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      It's up to you mate. I am 50/50 on whether I want to get rid of Auba to accommodate Salah.