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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.

Paul Joe Az Peter
GK Vicente Guaita Neil Etheridge Kasper Schmeichel Neil Etheridge
Tom Heaton Vicente Guaita Tom Heaton Tom Heaton
Neil Etheridge Tom Heaton Neil Etheridge Kasper Schmeichel
DF Trent Alexander-
Arnold
Marcos Alonso Lucas Digne Marcos Alonso
Patrick van Aanholt Ricardo Pereira Andrew Robertson Trent Alexander-
Arnold
Ricardo Pereira James Tarkowski Sead Kolasinac Lucas Digne
Sean Morrison Aaron Wan-Bissaka David Luiz James Tarkowski
Lucas Digne Sol Bamba Aaron Wan-Bissaka Sol Bamba
MF Mohamed Salah Eden Hazard Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Son Heung-min Mohamed Salah Eden Hazard Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard Leroy Sane Leroy Sane Richarlison
Raheem Sterling Richarlison Victor Camarasa Son Heung-min
Dwight McNeil Callum Paterson Son Heung-min Callum Paterson
FW Harry Kane Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Sergio Aguero Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang
Sergio Aguero Harry Kane Harry Kane Ashley Barnes
Marko Arnautovic Jamie Vardy Roberto Firmino Callum Wilson
Marcus Rashford Ashley Barnes Ashley Barnes Troy 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. DEEGTADKMC
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Best 2 free agents on my draft?

    a)Milivejovic
    b)Townsend
    c)Deulofeu
    d)lindgard
    e)pedro

    1. Amey
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A
      C

  2. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Those of you that have both Salah and Hazard, who are you captaining?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah definitely.

    2. Amey
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah

    3. RECKLESS
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah ofcourse due to his past record vs brighton and newC defend very well compact that will suffocate haz

      1. avfc82
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Whilst I agree Newcastle can defend well at times, let's not forget they shipped 4 at Anfield recently.

        1. I Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Don't understand why people are saying that Newcastle are good defensively and totally ignoring the fact that Brighton are better than them defensively.

          1. avfc82
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Gotta take into account Brighton are at home too. Can't remember them shipping more than a couple even against Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs etc.

    4. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah (haven't got him yet, but will get him tonight)

      Form, innit

    5. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard for me. Newcastle worse record than Brighton vs top 6 sides this season.

    6. I Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hazard. Better fixture, Morata shouldn't start, Chelsea need to bounce back.

    7. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I'm siding with Hazard at the mo, that could change though.

    8. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Pretty set on hazard now

  3. HAMMERTIME107
    5 months, 9 days 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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      really tough one but as you have rashford i d say yes

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      He’s off form a little now but still a decent pick

  4. boc610
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Arnie on the slow boat to china

    1. Shark Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hammers denied the 35 mil offer

      1. jia you jia you
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        rejected not denied? Will they reject a £50m bid if it arrived?

  5. Jafoole_88
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    was considering bringing in Aguero and captaining him this week, but the reported illness and Jesus x4 goals last night is making me think twice.

    1. RECKLESS
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Jesus is just not cut out vs tough opposition. And believe Liv killers wolves arent a pushover

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Yes but even if aguero starts it could be a early sub off for him

      2. avfc82
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        I agree Wolves aren't a pushover, but why is Jesus not cut out vs tough opposition? He scored against Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal, Everton etc last season.

  6. Shark Team
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Gw 22: no transfer
    Gw 23: Trippier and Fraser in - Jonny and Hazard out
    Gw 24: Redmond and Auba in - Anderson and Jimenez out(-4)
    Good or bad?

    1. Jam0sh
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I'd say bad

    2. Bat Man
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      You are asking whether it’s a good idea to take a hit and bring in Redmond?

    3. Benteke Fried Chicken
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Hideous

    4. Shark Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Ok you will remember me after the end of gw24...

    5. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Yikes

    6. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Bad

  7. SKOBassist
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Trying out random WC options. Thoughts on this?

    Allison/Button
    Periera/Doherty/Digne/AWB/Bennet
    Pogba/Bilva/Eriksson/Pereyra/Paterson
    Auba/Kane/Rashford

    Eriksson could become Son to free up cash for later moves

    1. danishdynamite
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Save the WC m8

      1. SKOBassist
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Ha ha ha I'm not using it. Just playing around with combinations to see what could be done. Cheers though

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Don’t like it at all

    3. tjostolv
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No Salah?

    4. Benteke Fried Chicken
      5 months, 9 days ago

      is that the best wildcard team you could come up with?! Midfield is hideous.

  8. Patches O Hoolahan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Got 2FTs. Squad this GW is this.

    Etheridge
    AWB - Digne - Bednarek
    Salah (c) - Hazard - Pogba - B. Silva
    Kane - Arnie - Rashford

    GTG?

  9. danishdynamite
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    I need a sub 5.5 placeholder in midfield, prior to me getting more Spurs / Liv in 25. He will be benched this week

    A) Redmond. has the fixtures
    B) Puncheon - leaves chash for emmergency moves
    C) Callum Hudson-Odoi - punty, but I'm thinking that if they convnice him to stay they're gonna have to give him minutes. OTOH Sarri doesn't seem terribly inclined to play the young uns

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Redmond

    3. joeydelucchi
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      iwobi, brooks, paterson best 3

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A

    5. Benteke Fried Chicken
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Deulofeu

    6. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A but if you can wait a week to assess I think C when it becomes apparent he is nailed

  10. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    In the member's area, if I wanted to look at Wolves' underlying defensive numbers vs top 6 sides for example, is there a quick way of doing this or do I have to literally enter each GW I need the data from, one by one, and add everything up manually?

  11. TeddiPonza
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    What to do with this?

    Patricio (Hamer)
    Lovren Shaw AWB (Kiko Bennett)
    Richa Pogba Sane Hazard (Kayal)
    Auba Kane Rashford
    0,3m in bank and 2 FT

    Thinking maybe Auba and Sane to Salah and Arnie NEXT week.

    What about Lovren to TAA this week?

    Thanks

    1. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I wouldn't drop Lovren for a different LIV defender unless his injury was serious which it doesn't look to be.

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        What would you do then? 🙂

        1. Pad Randa
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          If you must make a transfer, drop Shaw.

      2. joeydelucchi
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        do we know if Lovren is playing on saturday then?

        1. Pad Randa
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          "Not serious" still doesn't = "will play". Just that he won't be out for ages.

          1. joeydelucchi
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            not sure what you are saying lol

            1. Pad Randa
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 9 days ago

              I'm saying that Lovren's absence will be short enough to where he won't need to be replaced. I'm benching him this week in anticipation of his return next week. How hard is that to comprehend?

              1. joeydelucchi
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 9 days ago

                haha someone hasnt had their coffee yet this morning....what you first said is hardly the same as what you just said, makes much more sense now thank you 🙂

                im going with gomez now with hope he will be back after brighton

    2. Magic Bean Hunter
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Do the TAA transfer

      1. Boxwoods
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 9 days ago

        110% this. Good move even if Lov fit.

  12. Pad Randa
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Help me sort out this unholy mess, gents

    Flappy
    W-B - Digne - DLuiz
    Martial - Salah (v) - Hazard (c) - Fraser - Redmond
    Kane - Wilson

    Patricio, Lovren, Doherty, Jimenez

    0 ITB, 1 FT

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Help me ou to do what?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        You*

      2. Pad Randa
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Not get 30 points this week?

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Looks fine. Change your keeper if anything

          1. Pad Randa
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            I'd get Button in, but not for LIV...

    2. CAPTAIN_WALES
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      stop showing off lol

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Morning all 🙂
    2FTs and 0.4itb. Best option? A & B allow Auba+Son >> Rashford+Salah next GW. C does not.

    A. Fab >> Guaita
    B. Schindler >> Bednarek
    C. Kola >> TAA

    Fab
    Kola • Digne • AWB
    Haz • Rich • Son • FAnders • Martial
    Auba(C) • Kane
    (Button / Schindler / Doherty / Kamara)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone?

    2. Little fekirs
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Wouldn’t lose Auba personally.

      A looks good for this week.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Yeah, it might not be Auba actually. Could be Kane or Haz. But obviously Son has to go, sadly

    3. CAPTAIN_WALES
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks mate, appreciated

    4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B if that allows your preference though TAA eventually

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Both A and B raise 0.4m. So both work for future

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      B

  14. bigblackcat
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Luke Shaw (4.9)

    Thoughts on getting this guy in soon?

    Cheap, good fixtures, and Man Utd finally seem like they're getting it back together.

    1. RECKLESS
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Decide after spurs. Brilliant attack but Middle weak link in defence. And shaw has become less attacking than early season

    2. Pad Randa
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I still don't trust United with clean sheets and Shaw's attacking returns aren't what I'd call stellar.

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      No

  15. Patches O Hoolahan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    A) Aubameyang & Richarlison

    B) Hazard & Arnautovic ?

  16. Hungry Singh
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Morning all!!

    Which pairing scores more this week:

    1. Aguero + Mane
    2. Arnie + Salah

    (Assume neither Aguero or Arnie are flagged).

    Alternatively, with £21m for a MID and FWD, who would be your 2 choices this week?

    (Already have Auba/Barnes/Rich/Sigg/Hazard)

    Thanks!

    1. CAPTAIN_WALES
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      2

  17. Irbox ⚽
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Extremely tempted to do Kane > Auba for free. I haven’t liked the look of Kane at all for the entirety of the season. He looks sluggish on the eye test and continues to drop deep into midfield. Granted he has done well over the past couple of months, but this coincides with a purple patch for Spurs. I’m worried that Son’s absence to the Asian Cup will diminish Kane’s opportunities and it’s very hard to justify his price given that Salah will be my perma-captain from now until season end. There’s also the small matter or xG and over and under performance between Kane and Aubameyang. Thoughts?

    1. Shark Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I will downgrade hazard and double them up front. It's time for forwards to star

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I prefer Auba to Kane this week. But I have both.

    3. RECKLESS
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      But kane plays for better team and Arsenal dont look good enough to get in top 4 also. Kane has fulham after this gw so probably better to decide after that

      1. RECKLESS
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Also please advice me below mate. Going with rmt has screwed my bench points

    4. Benteke Fried Chicken
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I like it, also frees you 1.2m (ish). This gameweek could give auba 5/6 more points that Kane and even if Kane does well against Fulham next week it could have been worth it.

    5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      To tell the truth it would solve my problems to keep Auba and sacrifice Kane to get Salah. But he's been very consistent of late

    6. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I think i will keep Kane personally, but if you want to move on, this is the right week to do so. Fixtures for Kane are really good, Son going will indeed diminish his appeal, but with Eriksen and Alli back in the starting 11 selling him may bite back hard. Moura and Lamela are the issues there though Alli and Eriksen will create enough for him imo. Auba is the perfect replacement for him if you ever want to loose him so it's really 50/50 which could go either way.

    7. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Though the stats never seem to jibe with Kane's FPL returns, agree that watching the two play football makes it difficult to argue with that move

  18. RECKLESS
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Which 2 to play from
    1) Holebas vs cpl ( Scored last time and kept cleanie in parallel match)
    2) Kamara vs bur ( burnley still conceded big chances consistently even against Hud)
    3) Jiminez vs mci
    4) Doherty vs mci
    I have done consistently wrong calls of jiminez vs kamara in last 3 gw with each of my bench ones getting returns
    Should i just punt on playing holebas and kamara as most of top 10k must be playing Jiminez as wolves give city hard time

    1. Shark Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Holebas and Jimmy

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Holebas and Kamara

    3. jia you jia you
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      1) + 3)

    4. CAPTAIN_WALES
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      1 & 3

  19. Shark Team
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    GTG?
    Foster
    TAA Digne WanB
    Salah Hazard Pogba Richarlison Fanders
    Kane Jimenez

  20. cescfabregas
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Please help! drop rank from 70k to 180k in 5 weeks.

    Ederson
    Robertson, Alonso, AWB, Digne
    Haz, Eriksen, Pogba, Fanderson, Pereyra
    Kane

    Bench: Hamer, Kamara, Doherty, Ings.

    1 FT
    1,7 ITB.

    What should I do in the next 2 or 3 GW?

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I personally don’t like only playing 1 striker. They are the goal getters. Downgrade Pereyra and maybe upgrade Ings to Rashford or arnie?!

    2. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I would actually hold this week as you have a very good team on paper. Look to get Salah in next week

    3. Warby84
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I had the same format, and it dropped luckily only from 20k to 50k, I now have 3 strikers rather than 1 1/2 and have a much more balanced squad

  21. Shark Team
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 9 days ago

    What do you prefer for the next GWs?
    A)Hazard Kane Jimenez
    B)Fraser Kane Auba
    C)Sterling Auba Jimenez

  22. jia you jia you
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Locked & Loaded. GTG guys?

    Fabianski
    Alonso / Pereira / Digne
    Hazard(C) / Sane / Camarasa / Pogba / Sane
    Kane / Auba
    (Hamer, AWB, Jimenez, Bednarek)

    1. jia you jia you
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      *Felipe (double Sane haha, is it a sign to captain him!)

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Yep, great. Haz over Auba captain though?

      1. jia you jia you
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers mate, it was a con-flip, but I'm never fully comfortable captaining an away fixture, tend to favour the home fix!

  23. Fagaazi
    5 months, 9 days ago

    whats holders of Bournemouth assets doing - fraser & wilson?

    1. Shark Team
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I'm planning to buy them so keep?

      1. Fagaazi
        5 months, 9 days ago

        buying who and when?

      2. jia you jia you
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        madness buying them now imo!

        1. Fagaazi
          5 months, 9 days ago

          would you offload then

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I will keep one for sure. Bournemouth will score goals against any team and if they keep Wilson, then he will always bring you points.

      1. Fagaazi
        5 months, 9 days ago

        agree but feel having both is unnecessary

        1. ZeBestee
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          keep Wilson imo.

          1. Fagaazi
            5 months, 9 days ago

            thanks bud

  24. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Any changes here on a WC and 0.5itb

    Etheridge
    TAA Robertson Pereira
    Salah (C) Sane Sterling Richarlison Pogba
    Rashford Arnautovic

    Guaita AWB Bednarek Kamara

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Son in for Pogba for this week?

      1. XABI 15
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        cheers will look into this

  25. amplifiedAnt
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

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

    2FT, 0.3 ITB

    Following advice, thinking of doing Ings > Kamara.

    GTG after that? Also, play:

    A. Camarasa (HUD H)
    B. Jimenez (mci a)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A

  26. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Play one:

    A) TAA (bha) - doubling with Robbo
    B) Balbuena (ARS)
    C) Mitrovic (bur)

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A or C... 50/50 call. But not starting Mitro vs Burnley is pretty insane. Why not have noget me cheap.fodder instead then

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Some cheap fodder* autocorrect is a blessing

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        He will go to Kamara next week to fund Salah. Was an Xmas 8th attacker backup

    3. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I'd play TAA.

    4. Benteke Fried Chicken
      5 months, 9 days ago

      A should never be benched until end of season.

  27. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Haz or Auba Cap here??

    Fab
    Kola • Digne • AWB
    Haz • Rich • Son • FAnders • Martial
    Auba • Kane
    (Button / Schindler / Doherty / Kamara)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Auba - but cause you're a Geordie!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Haha, could be double pain then 🙂

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Haz personally

  28. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    I'm in a pickle! The heavy hitter(s) question is banging on my door. Which transfers do you prefer this week? 2 FT 0.8 itb

    A) Fabianski -> Lloris (B next week)
    B) Laca + Son -> Kam + Salah (A next week)
    C) Laca + Lovren -> Aguero + Bednarek
    D) Something else

    Fabs
    TAA Digne Lovren*
    Hazard Son Pogba Martial Rich
    Kane Lacazette

    Subs: Hamer Jim Doh Peltier

    1. The Big Fella
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Mid-term B short-term C (Laca won't play a full 90 mins if he features at all, Lovren is injured this week so won't play, Son could score this week against a poor United defence, Salah is a good long-term pick). I'd wait for press conferences to see if there are any hints about whether Lca will play this week. If he will, I'd do A this week and then B next week. If he won't I'd do B

      1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks buddy! Will postpone the decision. But Salah might rise tonight

        1. The Big Fella
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          He may do yes but everybody has thought that every night this week and he is yet to. I think wildcard usage throws off the figures. Use your own judgement on that one. I panicked and did it Monday night for the same reason but he is yet to go up.

          1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 9 days ago

            Might be right. Would you suggest C then?

            1. The Big Fella
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 9 days ago

              Can't answer that! I personally would do A and then B as they are the best mid- to long-term options. It depends on lots of things though like how well you feel Laca and Son will do this week, if Aguero is fit (Pep has said he and Kompany are the only injury concerns), where in your MLs you are etc.

              1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 9 days ago

                Top in ML. Top 15k overall. Salah is the safe choice. Aguero could be a huge differential. Could get Salah in next week by downgrading Haz + Son. Hmmm

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 9 days ago

                  I think Hazard is an awful choice to be honest. Chelsea not in good form, he is very inconsistent, no striker to play off. I don't think you need to take risks with differentials at your level. Just choose the safe options and make the correct captaincy picks each week and you will maintain or rise in rank. Good luck!

  29. The Big Fella
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Really torn between Auba and Salah captain this week. Fellow owners of both, who are you going with and why?

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah because he is a midfielder (+1 point for a goal + 1 point fot a CS). Chances of scoring are equal according to various betting sides. So the difference is to be found elsewhere imo

      1. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Good logic, cheers!

        1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 9 days ago

          Your welcome 🙂

    2. ZeBestee
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      Salah, safest.

      1. The Big Fella
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 9 days ago

        Cheers!

  30. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 9 days ago

    Palace fans, what’s the GK situation? Guaita nailed now? Henn our long term? Speroni not involved now?

    Looking at Fab >> Guaita but leaves me Guaita/Button which could be a slight risk.

    Cheers 🙂

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 9 days ago

      I think lloris at 5.4 as set and forget could be a good call.