Scout Squad

The Scout Squad for FPL Gameweek 22

After a well-earned winter break, the Scout Squad panel are back to offer their long-list of players to be considered for our regular Scout Picks feature on Friday.

The 72 nominations listed will be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.5m) ahead of the Gameweek 22 deadline at 11:30 GMT on Saturday.

The usual foursome of Joe, Peter, Paul and Az – who have five top 1,000 finishes between them – are reunited to expand on their notable selections and omissions in the article below.

PaulJoeAzPeter
GKVicente GuaitaNeil EtheridgeKasper SchmeichelNeil Etheridge
Tom HeatonVicente GuaitaTom HeatonTom Heaton
Neil EtheridgeTom HeatonNeil EtheridgeKasper Schmeichel
DFTrent Alexander-
Arnold
Marcos AlonsoLucas DigneMarcos Alonso
Patrick van AanholtRicardo PereiraAndrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-
Arnold
Ricardo PereiraJames TarkowskiSead KolasinacLucas Digne
Sean MorrisonAaron Wan-BissakaDavid LuizJames Tarkowski
Lucas DigneSol BambaAaron Wan-BissakaSol Bamba
MFMohamed SalahEden HazardMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
Son Heung-minMohamed SalahEden HazardEden Hazard
Eden HazardLeroy SaneLeroy SaneRicharlison
Raheem SterlingRicharlisonVictor CamarasaSon Heung-min
Dwight McNeilCallum PatersonSon Heung-minCallum Paterson
FWHarry KanePierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Sergio AgueroSergio Aguero
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Sergio AgueroPierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Sergio AgueroHarry KaneHarry KaneAshley Barnes
Marko ArnautovicJamie VardyRoberto FirminoCallum Wilson
Marcus RashfordAshley BarnesAshley BarnesTroy Deeney

Most popular picks: Neil Etheridge, Tom Heaton, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (four), Lucas Digne, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Ashley Barnes (three)

Paul said…

Finding value in defence could be key to this week’s selection, with a number of big-hitting attackers going head-to-head with less-than-resilient opponents.

That has persuaded me to overlook Marcos Alonso, in spite of Chelsea’s plum home clash with Newcastle.

As the season unfolds under Maurizio Sarri, the Spaniard’s role as a left-back is curtailing his instincts to attack – indeed, Alonso is without a goal or an assist since Gameweek 11.

Patrick van Aanholt and Ricardo Pereira are the top two ranked defenders for goal attempts in the last four Gameweeks, with nine and eight respectively.

Both could also bring home clean sheets in home encounters with Watford and Southampton.

Cardiff centre-half Sean Morrison boasts a big goal threat for the visit of Fulham – his 19 shots in the box ranks third in defence.

The Bluebirds have also tightened up defensively, with three of their five clean sheets for the season arriving in the previous six.

Burnley wide man Dwight McNeil is my differential midfielder and looks a decent enabler at home to Fulham.

Costing just £4.4m, he has a goal and an assist in two appearances since being installed in the starting XI in Gameweek 20.

McNeil’s six shots and five efforts in the box both rank second for the Clarets in that period. Fulham, meanwhile, have conceded 28 goals on their travels, more than any other side.

Joe said…

Among form premium assets, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks the most enticing this week. He takes top spot among my forward selection as he prepares to take on a West Ham side with a solitary clean sheet in their last six Gameweeks.

Strong underlying statistics are also in his favour. Over that same timeframe, the Gunners’ marksman has notched a record 11 big chances, scoring four and assisting a further two goals along the way.

Taking my top midfield slot is Eden Hazard, who is at home to a Newcastle outfit that has conceded the third-highest number of close-range efforts over their last six away matches.

He could do particularly well if Alvaro Morata fails to recover from a hamstring injury, as most of the Belgian’s attacking returns this season have come when the Spaniard has been off the pitch.

Mohamed Salah leads our captaincy poll and should get on the scoresheet against Brighton but I’m not sure he will beat Hazard and Aubameyang’s returns. Over their last six home matches, the Seagulls have only handed opponents seven big chances: the joint-second-best tally alongside Liverpool and Crystal Palace.

Manchester City also face a resilient defence when Wolves drop by but I still think one of Sergio Aguero or Leroy Sane is worth including. While Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops have performed well against top sides, they have conceded in all seven league meetings with Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Burnley and Cardiff look the best teams for bargain-hunting this week as they take on Fulham and Huddersfield respectively.

The Clarets’ backline looks particularly appealing having halved the number of shots they have faced since the goalkeeper’s jersey was wrestled from Joe Hart in Gameweek 20. James Tarkowski looks the safest option. I’ve also tentatively included Hart’s replacement Tom Heaton, even though he now faces competition from last season’s number one Nick Pope, who returned to action in the FA Cup this month following a lengthy injury lay-off.

Az said…

With the festive schedule behind me, I’m turning attention to the battle against my own team’s slide. With so many heavy hitters performing well and there existing a strong template of defenders and cheaper midfielders, I am struggling to find many gems to help make my way back up the rankings.

This week looks a potentially intriguing one with many of the top sides enjoying favourable fixtures, though there are also good-looking home games for teams such as Everton and Cardiff. I really like the look of Victor Camarasa this week, who is in fine company in my midfield selections!

Getting the right heavy hitters in your own FPL teams looks key to surviving the next few months. My top picks this week are Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero, the latter of whom I think is being overlooked in everyone’s clamour to get Salah. Aguero looked razor-sharp against Liverpool and should lead the line against Wolves, who do always put up a fight against the top sides but may find the challenge too great at the Etihad.

It’s hard to separate Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. I feel as though Kane may be over-performing on his FPL points based on the matches I’ve seen him play, whereas Aubameyang has been very unlucky. I’m reluctant to take Kane out but I do think Aubameyang can do some real damage to me this week and beyond.

My defence selection looks strong and I wouldn’t be surprised to see any of these players make the final squad. Lucas Digne, Andrew Robertson and Sead Kolasinac all offer so much going forward for their respective sides, while David Luiz and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are slightly less exciting picks but both have good-looking home games nevertheless.

Peter said…

Two premium midfielders (Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah) and two premium attackers (Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) account for nearly half the budget this week, resulting in drastic cost-cutting measures elsewhere. My selections are therefore somewhat sullied as I scratch around at the unromantic venues of the Cardiff City Stadium and Turf Moor.

It’s an odd quirk of the fixture computer that the bottom two sides (Huddersfield and Fulham) visit two sides just outside the drop zone (Cardiff and Burnley respectively) and, despite going all-in on the pair of hosts, I must acknowledge the fragility of both the Bluebirds and the Clarets.

Nonetheless, I’ve gambled on penalty-stopper Neil Etheridge and Sol Bamba to shut out a Terriers attack with eight away goals all season. That said, Huddersfield’s far-from-irresistible force meets an infinitely movable object, with Cardiff’s the leakiest home defence in the division. I may, therefore, be relying on attacking returns from Bamba (level with Marcos Alonso with 16 attempts in the box this season) and from team-mate Callum Paterson, should he continue in his “out of position” role up front.

It’s a fairly similar story at Turf Moor, where I cross everything in hope that Burnley’s defence – almost as porous as Cardiff’s – can repel a Fulham attack which boasts just seven goals in 11 away games. Again, I may be relying on attacking returns from my defender, with James Tarkowski’s three goals leaving him behind only Shane Duffy as the top-scoring defender. I’m also hopeful that Ashley Barnes can continue his slightly improved form against Fulham’s much-maligned defence.

That at least frees up some cash for the aforementioned fab four who, at the time of writing, top the captaincy poll, suggesting I don’t need to wax lyrical about their potential this week.

Instead, I will seek to justify my selections of Lucas Digne and Richarlison, with Everton failing to record a clean sheet in the last eight Gameweeks and Richarlison managing just six shots on target during that time. What better game to bounce back from (from an attacking perspective at least) than against the Cherries, who also appear to have forgotten what a clean sheet looks like (Brighton in Gameweek 18 aside) and are haemorrhaging an average of three goals a game over the last six Gameweeks. This fixture has the smell of goals about it, and I’ve also added Callum Wilson to the squad in anticipation of a Sunday afternoon thriller.

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  1. Juhlers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Got both Auba & Kane, what do you think of this move?

    Kane + Anderson + Snodgrass

    -->

    Firmoni + Hazard + Højbjerg (bench fodder, got Jimmy playing)

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Not for me, maybe anderson to richarlson?

  2. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    salah actually aint a good captain next 2gw's

    think people are forgetting the fixtures

    brighton away - not the easiest, tough brighton defence - and they play well at home

    palace home - an even tougher defence to breakdown in my opinion (salah has blanked against palace in his last 2 against them - but mane has scored - considering mane myself)

    1. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      its Liverpool

    2. Juhlers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      His form is just on point though, he seems to have one of the best combinations of form and fixtures, at least from the stats that I have looked at.

    3. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      They’re home to Palace though. They’re a beast at Anfield in the league this year.

      1. Zladan
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Also Mané has gone right off the boil. He’s not even an option worth considering.

      2. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        yeah get that, but palace are a different animal this year, genuinely do feel they will limit liverpool even at anfield (maybe that's just me with my non-salah owning hat on..)

        1. Zladan
          • 1 Year
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          I just bought Salah. Brighton Palace Leicester West Ham... he should score 5 in those fixtures.

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Probably not until GW 25. LEI is pretty good defensively.

    5. jason_ni
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I've been toying with the idea of bringing him all week, but closer it gets, more I think I may ride it out. It helps that 3/4 ml competitors don't have him, so my OR may be hit if he does go mad - though I fancy my Kane/Auba (C) for next few gameweeks.

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah I looked at -8’s but really not worth it imo.

        Don’t wanna lose another premium and have to do a hit for the pleasure.

        Salah just don’t get the baps making him less scary than other options

        Plus he has a throat issue and travel to Senegal and UAE before going back to Pool then down to Brighton to play an underrated team.

        I’m happy going without and will reasses each week.

    6. b82rz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      yeah they only beat Brighton 5-1 away last year, probably a poor choice

    7. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Sounds like someone doesn't have Salah and is trying to justify not bringing him in.
      Your choice, of course.

  3. Takamba
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    a) Kane, Pogba (+Rashford)
    b) Aubamayang, Eriksen (+Rashford)

    Thoughts? Bottom one gives me coverage across Arsenal, Man U and Spurs, top one gives me Kane

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      A for me.
      Kane far more important than Eriksen.
      Son is really the only option if going without Kane, and obviously he's away for a few weeks now.

    2. Juhlers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Is Spurs cover necessary? I see many other good premium alternative to Kane, at lower prices.

    3. Camzy
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      A by a lot. Coverage matters a lot less than picking players who are going to score more points.

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      A - Kane better than Auba and Pogba better than Eriksen IMO

  4. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Kun yellow flagged why?

    1. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 13 hours ago

      had a cold/flu

  5. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Is it foolish to not bring Kane in on wildcard? Currently staying away as I will be captaining salah most weeks.

    Current team:

    Ethridge
    Robbo taa digne
    Salah(c) hazard pogba Richarlison Anderson
    Rashford aguero

    Button, Doherty, bednerak, kamara

    Is it worth trying to find extra 1.4 million to upgrade aguero?

    1. Juhlers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I don't see the problem by skipping Kane, I don't reckon he is worth the high price tag, considering all the other premium options. Not sure about Aguero either tbh..

      Have you considered dropping Anderson? Their fixtures are turning a bit, and Arnie coming back might hurt Andersons returns.

      1. Subzero (-4)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah i have considered getting shot of Anderson. I was all set until Arnie transfer speculation has made me think that if he leaves then anderson will surely be the main man.

        Thank you for your feedback btw. Would you go sterling over Kun? The stats on the members area favour sterling but i dont know if KDB back makes aguero a better option.

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      The biggest concern with Aguero is that we know he'll be rotated, City still in both cups, and the CL....and they will blank in a few GWs when the LC final is, and that bench isn't strong enough to cover it.
      Yes Kane could also be playing in the LC final, but we know he won't be rested in any game, and I don't see Spurs going much further in the CL.

  6. as33
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone having Kun?

    1. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I'm desperate for Man City cover like. There are too many players to pick from. Kdb back in the mix as well. I currently have aguero on my wildcard as he seems the most assured of starting in the premier league now xmas congestion is out the way. Kdb back should improve his output as well

      1. Stef rocks
        • 1 Year
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        I really love Aguero - he is a FPL legend and also a great player indeed. The only problem with him is that he will play most matches around 60-65mins (and city score a lot in last minitues) which doesn't make him too good cap option (not that he can't score a hattrick for that time). However if you have the money and you can afford a player of 11m who will give you probably 6-7 pts on average it is good.

        1. joeydelucchi
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          how many hatties this season? ...1?

  7. ZeBestee
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    What to do with these 2 players: Both are good players who are able to get you lots of points but one plays one more gw and the other doesn't look like the main man now.

    A) Son
    B) Martial

    Best option out of these?

    1) Son + Martial + VVD >>> Richarlison + Sterling + TAA for -8
    2) Son + VVD >> Sterling + TAA
    3) Martial > Rich
    4 Save FT

    1. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Have Pog and Kane as well. Second option for -4.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      4

    3. Juhlers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Perhaps downgrading Kane and shifting one of Son/Rash to Hazard?

      1. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        I will keep Kane. Think his fixtures are good and as long as he is returning every other game then there is no need to replace for now.

    4. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      4.
      Think Martial will play this week with Sanchez likely out, reassess next week with 2FTs

    5. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      thanks all 🙂

    6. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Son plays one more game so why sell before he leave, that seems like an unecessary risk. 3 seems to be the sound move, and maybe Son to Pogba/Sane next week?

    7. danishdynamite
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      I assume you have Salah?

      1. danishdynamite
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Hit for Salah, aye OK

        Hit for the sake of shuffling a midfield pair who have decent fixtures this weekend.........nope

      2. ZeBestee
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        Yes i have Salah. Also have Pogba and Kane.

  8. joeydelucchi
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Best 1 week punt cheap playing 4th mid for this weekend?

    I have 5.7m to spend

    1. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Gudmundsson or Deulofeu

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        not sure on del against Palace though

        thoughts on Iwobi or Brooks?

        1. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          I like Iwobi, Brooks is the best pick imo.

          1. joeydelucchi
            • 2 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Brooks against everton tho?
            prefer iwobi against west ham probably

            i was just seeing if anyone had anyone else in mind.

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Deulfailu, Brooks, and Gudmundsson

  9. mrpink32
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Will kdb play vs wolves, or shall I do this:

    Kdb + wilson/rash/Jimenez to aguero Redmond

    Y/N? I'm on Wilson at mo...

    1. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      im going KDB week after wolves i think

      1. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        dont like redmond, would rather brooks or stretch to Delefeu

  10. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Solanke went for £19m, Chelsea quoted £50m for Callum Wilson and now Liverpool quoted £50m for Tarkowski.

    Madness 😀

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 5 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      These clubs should help fund Britain after Brexit

      1. HamezMace
        • 4 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Well technically they do.
        All these millionaire footballers are in the highest tax bracket, and because they're not self employed it's a lot harder for them to cheat their taxs.

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Well not after Brexit. I voted to keep these immigrants out. Next year we’ll asking wether to captain Henderson or Cahill

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Haha very true...I actually thought the remain campaign should have used this as a key strategy.

            If you vote to leave that means Hazard and Pogba won't be able to play in the PL anymore.

            Although, of course, we know the impact to foreign imports when it comes to professional footballers will be minimal at best.

            1. Gravless are for Kinnear
              • 5 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              I’d be looking forward to Brexit if I didn’t live in the UK

              1. HamezMace
                • 4 Years
                11 days, 12 hours ago

                M'eh the world will keep on spinning mate

    2. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Thought 19m for Solanke was a very good price for Bournemouth, although there are add-ons involved I believe?

      In defence of the clubs asking £50m, both of those players are currently starting every game, Burnley in a relegation battle so replacing him won't be easy, especially in January.

      Then you have the 'young, english' tax.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Think the full deal is worth 25m.

        Chelsea / Pool would be mad to pay those prices, imo.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          I assume that's based on future England appearances, club appearances etc, but still £25m for an English player of his age is a good deal.
          As I alluded to earlier, him not playing a single game for Liverpool this season, and now they're out of the FA cup, wasn't really any point keeping him, which is not the case for Wilson/Tark....but yes not sure they're worth £50m either.

    3. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      All those players are over priced. Tark is a 15M player.

  11. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Thinking of doing Martial (Have Pogba too) to Sane this week and Son to Salah next week.

    Would (c) Hazard - he should finally come good, or Auba, and having Son for his last game sounds nice. Also, probably will keep FAnderson for now.

    Am I right? 😉

    1. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      For once ^_*

    2. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      all sounds good to me yes...nice one

    3. Atimis
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Thanks and good luck 😉

  12. Greko82
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Who to captain?

    A) Mane

    B) Hazard

    C) Firminio

    1. Stef rocks
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      B) by far

      1. Juhlers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        +1

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      b

    3. Greko82
      • 1 Year
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Thanks gents

  13. Stef rocks
    • 1 Year
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Play one:
    A) Lingard (tot)
    B) Wilson (eve)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      B

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        B but could you sell A for free maybe?!

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      would you save ft here or anderson > siggy/rich (ft)?

      fab
      robbo - pereira - awb
      hazard(c) - sane - son - pogba - anderson
      kane - rashford

      hamer - jiminez - bednarek - doherty

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Save

      2. Juhlers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        I think Anderson to Rich is a solid move, unless you might want to downgrade a bit to fund Salah soon?

      3. AuFeld
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Save FT. ARS has a lack luster defense.

      4. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        This was the logic I applied ahead of Wolves away and Newcastle home when removing Salah. Move could have killed off my season.

        Yes he got lucky with two penalities but playing as the focal point of the attack and with only the league and Europe to focus on he's as close to essential a player as there is in the game. Otherwise watch your rank get killed if he does defy your 'logic'.

        1. FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Reply meant for FPLBhuna post on Salah.

    4. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Morning all, really not confident about my team for this gw but feel a bit handicapped. have 1ft and 2.7m itb

      Fabianski
      Alonso • Digne • Holebas
      Hazard (c) • Pogba • Rich • Fanderson (MUN) • Son (MUN)
      Kane (MUN) • Jimenez (mci)

      Button Schindler Doherty Kamara

      A: Fanderson + Son >> Redmond + Salah (-4) and stick to a 352

      B: Son >> Sterling (c)...but then getting Salah next gw would involve a hit and also means only i could get salah is by dropping hazard...essentially i will be switching sterling for hazard over next two gw's...worth it? chelsea looking slightly off but hazard has high goal involvement

      C: Save FT and do one of the following next gw
      - fanderson/son >> redmond/salah for free
      - Alonso/son >> 4.7m def/salah for free
      - Alonso/hazard/son >> cedric/sterling/salah (-4)..if hazard blanks

    5. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      New Members Only Community Article from Top Marx, looks at the premium bracket using members data:

      https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/01/10/premium-dilemmas-which-11m-players-to-own/

    6. boc610
      • 7 Years
      11 days, 12 hours ago

      Tarkowski ....50m

      What. The. F*** .

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 8 Years
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        Liverpool won't pay that imo. They need a stop gap solution so a loan makes more sense for now unless they can bring in a long term target in early.

        Gomez - VVD will be first choice, so anyone coming in will be 3rd choice.

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 5 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Cahill is the solution

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Big J Evans is the solution. Lifting number 19 in May, boiling the Mancs' p1ss 😀

            1. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              Does Gabriel Heinze still play?

    7. Salah tralala
        11 days, 12 hours ago

        What do you think of some of these transfers:
        Wilson -> Jimenez
        Hazard -> Sane
        FAnderson -> Dilva

        1. Amey
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Nope.
            I like first lot of players.

          • HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Are the players on the left hand side the ones you already have? If so, keep them all.

          • danishdynamite
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            I'd wait to see if Wilson moves to CHE before ditching, Haz.....yeah I feel your pain, and I se no reason to ditch FAndersen

        2. Our Tiny Servant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          Feeling a bit twitchy with my team. Im out of free transfers and rarely take hits. Am I g2g?

          Fab
          Luiz TAA Kola
          Sane Pogba Martial Felipe Deulofeu
          Kane Aubameyang

          :-/

          1. danishdynamite
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Nothing wrong with that AT ALL

            1. Our Tiny Servant
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              Thanks. I think my personal highest ranking is making me nervy.

        3. Benteke Fried Chicken
            11 days, 12 hours ago

            Hey, never done a RMT before but with my wildcard bogging my brain i needed to share.

            Etheridge

            TAA Digne Perreira

            Salah Sterling (c) Siggy Pogba

            Arnie Rashford Auba

            Guita AWB Cedric Punchoen

            0.5 in bank. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

            1. joeydelucchi
              • 2 Years
              11 days, 12 hours ago

              i like it all except the siggy pick , id prefer sane and eriksen instead of sterling and siggy?

              1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  i get you, however i made a mistake in selling richarlison who i had value in and cant bring myself to have him back losing $$. Siggy is my differential pick. Mendy coming back some worries me about sane and sterling has had a rest.

              2. Amey
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  Nice team.
                  I'd C Salah instead of Sterling this gw.

                  1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      Thanks, its definitely between the 2 players. Brighton didn't do too bad at anfield and I like the sterling rest and feel the 15-0 in 2 games momentum might carry on

                      1. joeydelucchi
                        • 2 Years
                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                        Brighton lost 5-1 last season at home to pool ....teams can be hard to beat at home and then they play liverpool

                        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                            true! But i also predict a liverpool slump somewhere so i fear captaining him. Plus sterling is live and salah is 3pm!

                          • Athletico Timbo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                            Exactly. I’m seeing a lot of this type of thing, Brighton being great at home etc. No it’s Liverpool and they will most likely get battered.

                            1. Amey
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                This
                                ( Hopefully 😉 )
                                Mo is my Captain too.

                              • joeydelucchi
                                • 2 Years
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                yep, Liverpool are hurt after loss against City and Wolves, they want revenge , Klopp will have them highly charged and brighton dont go toe to toe with the big 6

                                City on the other hand play a wolves team that have the following results: 1-1 with City, 1-1 utd, 2-3 loss to spurs, 1-1 arsenal, 2-1 chelsea, 3-1 spurs.....its a no brainer.

                                1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                                    I definitely cannot disagree with what you’re sayin. However,I feel wolves could be out of their depth on Monday, City will know their record and counter this. Salah can’t get penalties every week plus if they both just score 1 goal I feel sterling has more chance of bonus.

                            2. Amey
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                They were playing awful teams imo.
                                Wolves aren't bad away from home imo.
                                So I prefer Mo this gw.

                                1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                                    City make break that trend...i hope anyway.

                                    You've definitely given me something to consider.

                                    I just genuinely prefer home captain picks over away.

                                    I also want liverpool to lose 😉

                                    1. Amey
                                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Same here 😀
                                        Just hope Mo score a brace though 😉

                              • Athletico Timbo
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 8 Years
                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                It looks good to me although Bednarek instead of Cedric might be a better choice.

                                1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                                    do you feel bednarek is a long term starter? otherwise yeah i should do that.

                                    1. Athletico Timbo
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                                      I don’t think any of them can really be considered long term starters when there’s a new manager in charge but from what I gather listening tonSaints fans is that Bednarek is the safest bet at present.

                                      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                                          trasnfer done, thanks! Was mostly bench fodder anyway and frees up another 0.3 itb.

                                2. The Rumour Mill
                                  • 1 Year
                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                  Pep: “I wanted to congratulate them for an incredible tournament. They beat mythical teams – like Aston Villa and Middlesbrough."

                                  Not sure I'd ever describe Aston Villa and Middlesbrough as "mythical"!! 😀

                                  1. Amey
                                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                                      😮

                                    • HamezMace
                                      • 4 Years
                                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                                      '...and Man City have been drawn against..Aston Villa'.

                                      Pep: What the F is an Aston Villa, some sort of animal?

                                  2. dee_top
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                                    Guys, I have 2FT (0.3m INB) and don’t have an idea what to do with it, any suggestions?

                                    Fab (3.9)
                                    Robbo-Doherty-Digne (Holebas-AWB)
                                    Hazard-Salah-Pogba-Rich-F.Anderson
                                    Kane-Deeney (Kamara)

                                    1. Amey
                                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                                        Deeney to Arnie/Rash ??

                                        1. Nice to Finally Michu
                                          • 5 Years
                                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                                          Can’t afford it and wouldn’t anyway

                                          1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                                              11 days, 12 hours ago

                                              madness

                                          2. Benteke Fried Chicken
                                              11 days, 12 hours ago

                                              This. Also, Holebas is the biggest troll ever, you'll be impelled to play him some weeks and he will troll! Get rid of him asap.

                                        2. dr.No88
                                          • 2 Years
                                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                                          Thoughts on this WC

                                          Etheridge, Button

                                          Digne , TAA, , Pereira , Bednarek, Bennett

                                          Hazard, Salah , Sane , Richarlison , Camarasa

                                          Aubameyang , Deeney , Rashford

                                          I have 1.3 m in bank . Next week Aubameyang for Kane

                                        3. hustler7
                                          • 6 Years
                                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                                          I have dropped 150k places in the past 10 GWs but believe my team isn't looking that bad (other than weak defence). I have 2FT and 0.2 ITB.

                                          Any obvious changes I should be looking to make? I have all my chips available and obviously a new WC to consider. Maybe look to get Salah in but for who?

                                          Foster/Patricio
                                          Balbuena*/Targett/Robertson/AWB/Bennett
                                          Hazard/Sane/Rich/Andseron/Hojberg*
                                          Kane/Aubameyang/Wilson*

                                          Any help appreciated as always.

                                        4. bigblackcat
                                            11 days, 12 hours ago

                                            What do I do with this team? 2 FTs

                                            Ederson (Button)

                                            Robertson Digne AWB Balbuena (Bennett)

                                            Salah Pogba Martial Richarlison (Masuaku)

                                            Aubameyang Kane (Kamara)

                                            Balbuena and Pogba have injury flags atm.

                                            Thanks!!

                                            1. bigblackcat
                                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                and 0.8 ITB

                                              • Amey
                                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Balbue to taa possible ??

                                              • farmerfat
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 3 Years
                                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                Auba or Salah captain this week ? So torn !

                                                1. Holmes
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Aubaaaaa

                                                2. danishdynamite
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Unless you're chasing one hell of a points defecit, Salah

                                                3. dumblebee
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                  Auba

                                              • amplifiedAnt
                                                • 4 Years
                                                11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                Fabianski (Button)
                                                Robertson, TAA, Digne, AWB (Doherty)
                                                Salah, Hazard, Pogba, Richarlison, Camarasa
                                                Kane (Jimenez, Ings)

                                                2FT, 0.3 ITB

                                                A. Ings > Deeney
                                                B. Other FT(s)
                                                C. Burn FT

                                                If A, will play Deeney and bench Camarasa.

                                                1. Amey
                                                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                    Perfect defense IMO mate.
                                                    I'd simply downgrade Ings to kamara and save the cash as you can play 442 any given gw.
                                                    You can use the cash to upgrade keeper OR other player in the future

                                                    1. amplifiedAnt
                                                      • 4 Years
                                                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                                                      Appreciate the input. That does make sense, as I can't see Fabianski being fire-and-forget for the rest of the season.

                                                2. HAMMERTIME107
                                                    11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                    Martial >>>>> Felipe Anderson ?

                                                    £0 mil in the bank but 2 free transfers!

                                                    Foster |
                                                    Digne | Wan-Bissaka | Pereira
                                                    Mane | Richarlison | Sane | Martial
                                                    Kane | Rashford | Aubameyang

                                                    Speroni | Billing | Dunk | Targett

                                                  • Zambian FPL Addict
                                                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                      no ones talking about the blank game week am here to copy the best strategies.

                                                      1. dumblebee
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 7 Years
                                                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                        How are you going to figure out which one is the best tho 😉

                                                      2. Amey
                                                          11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                          Honestly I don't expect them to be discussed here buddy 😉

                                                      3. dumblebee
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 7 Years
                                                        11 days, 12 hours ago

                                                        1. Save the FT until next GW.
                                                        2.Felipe + Hazard -> Salah + Camarasa (-4) leaves 0.5m to bring in TAA for Holebas next GW.

                                                        Thinking of going for 2 and just be done with it. Camarasa + Salah are well on my Watchlist + it allows Holebas-> TAA the GW after too and less worry about price changes.

                                                        Fabianski.
                                                        Holebas, Digne, AWB.
                                                        Sane, Hazard, Pogba, Rich, Felipe.
                                                        Auba, Kane.
                                                        Hamer, Kamara, Doherty, Bednarek.
                                                        1ft, 0.1m ITB.