Scout Notes

Digne keeps up FPL scoring sequence with double-digit haul

Everton’s run of four Premier League home matches without a victory was halted at Goodison Park on Sunday as Bournemouth were beaten 2-0.

The Toffees also recorded their first clean sheet since November on an excellent afternoon for owners of Everton’s defensive assets – in particular, Lucas Digne and Kurt Zouma.

We round up the key Fantasy talking points, manager quotes and injury updates from a fifth defeat in seven top-flight fixtures for Eddie Howe’s side.

Everton 2-0 Bournemouth

  • Goals: Kurt Zouma (£5.0m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.3m)
  • Assists: Lucas Digne (£5.2m), Ademola Lookman (£5.1m)

Since establishing himself as Everton’s first-choice left-back in Gameweek 4, Lucas Digne (£5.2m) hasn’t gone more than two Premier League matches without delivering an attacking or defensive return.

That sequence was kept alive on Merseyside earlier today as Digne supplied the assist for Everton’s headed opener, teeing up Kurt Zouma (£5.0m) with a delicate cross from the left flank.

No FPL defender has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than Digne (five – three goals, two assists) over the last seven Gameweeks.

Digne’s attacking appeal has never been in question, of course: the French left-back has supplied ten more key passes than the next-most creative FPL defender in 2018/19 and has provided more “big chances” than any other player in his position.

Digne created two more of what Opta deem clear-cut opportunities on Sunday: one being the delivery for Zouma’s goal and the other a cross that resulted in Michael Keane (£4.9m) clipping the Bournemouth bar with a looping header.

The former Barcelona defender also ranks fourth for attempts on goal among defenders this campaign and had another two efforts (a blocked free-kick and a follow-up shot) at Goodison Park against the Cherries.

Reservations about Digne as a Fantasy option mostly surround Everton’s defensive fragility, which is understandable after an eight-match run for Marco Silva’s side without a Premier League clean sheet.

Only Huddersfield Town have conceded more big chances than the Toffees since the start of December, meanwhile.

Many of Digne’s current and prospective owners will be willing to overlook those deficiencies at the back but those who like the bread and butter of clean sheets probably will need more convincing than this first shut-out since Gameweek 13.

Bournemouth began this match much the better of the two sides, with David Brooks (£5.1m) striking the post with the best of the Cherries’ opportunities after running clean through on goal.

Brooks was also denied a possible penalty when Idrissa Gueye (£4.8m) dived in on the Welshman in the Everton box.

Ryan Fraser (£6.1m) created two half-chances for Joshua King (£6.3m) from the left as the visitors bossed the opening half hour, with the natives getting increasingly restless at Goodison as Everton floundered at both ends of the pitch.

Silva’s side didn’t register a single shot on target in the opening 45 minutes, either, though there was a gradual improvement as the first half drew to a close and Everton were arguably the better side after the break.

Still, the half-chances came for Bournemouth, with Steve Cook (£4.4m) nodding a Fraser corner onto the top of the net and Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) having to rush out to deny Dan Gosling (£4.7m)in stoppage time.

The Cherries forced Pickford into seven saves overall, while Asmir Begovic (£4.4m) didn’t register a single stop.

The England goalkeeper looked uncertain in the opening stages of this encounter before recovering some composure, though Seamus Coleman (£5.2m) still seems to be a weak link at right-back.

Keane and Zouma, at least, looked a solid partnership at centre-half with Yerry Mina (£5.4m) left on the bench.

Silva gave his opinion on the game:

It was tough but to be honest, we deserved the three points. We didn’t start the match well in the first 20-25 minutes. It was different in the last 15 minutes of the first half, we controlled the game a bit better and started to create some chances.

Even in that first 25 minutes they only had one clear chance and it was a foul on Zouma, I don’t understand how the referee didn’t see that foul. All the people in the stadium can see that but that the referee and his assistants didn’t see that is strange.

In the second half, we started better and faster and breaking more of that first pressure in a different way.

Richarlison (£6.9m) was back up front for this match and was anonymous in the first half, though had a bit more of an impact after the break: the Brazilian was only denied a goal when his close-range shot on 48 minutes was cleared off the line by Nathan Ake (£5.0m).

There was a sufficient lack of menace for his owners to be slightly concerned, however, and the Brazilian is averaging only three FPL points per appearance in the last six Gameweeks.

Paul Pogba (£8.4m) is the only FPL midfielder to have attempted more shots than Richarlison in that time, however.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) was similarly invisible before the interval but improved slightly after half-time and on 75 minutes delivered a sublime ball into Richarlison, who could only head the Iceland international’s delivery wide.

Bernard (£5.9m) and Ademola Lookman (£5.1m) were preferred on the flanks and Lookman was Everton’s only bright spark early on, producing a couple of teasing deliveries in from each wing before gradually fading as the game wore on.

It was Lookman, however, who teed up Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.3m) for the hosts’ second goal and the youngster may have impressed enough to keep Theo Walcott (£6.1m) out of the side when Everton visit Southampton in Gameweek 23.

The Cherries have only collected four points from a possible 21 in the last seven Gameweeks but Eddie Howe was reasonably happy with his side’s efforts:

It’s a difficult one to take and one that is similar to our recent run. Personally, I’m really pleased with our performance.

We started strongly, created chances, defended well and then we switched off for a second and got punished. The game is then more difficult. We penned them in but couldn’t get that goal.

At the time, I thought the first penalty shout on Brooks probably was a penalty. I haven’t seen it back, so I may be wrong. At the end, I’ve then been told there was a stonewall, but that’s the way things are going for us at the moment.

We saw a really committed team performance today and both individually and collectively we were very good. I think we have to take a lot of confidence from the performance, not the result. If we play like that again, we can take confidence the points will come.

Fraser’s owners could have been rewarded with an assist on another day: the Scottish winger, who was playing on the left of a front three alongside King and Brooks, created more chances than anyone on show at Goodison Park and indeed all other midfielders bar James Maddison (£6.8m) in Gameweek 22 (so far).

King and Fraser were passed fit to play after recovering from illness and injury respectively but Callum Wilson (£6.6m) was unavailable and was arguably missed up top, with King lacking the conviction of his sidelined team-mate.

Howe commented on Wilson’s problem ahead of kick-off:

Callum’s hamstring strain isn’t serious but enough to keep him out of this game.

Howe added that he “didn’t know” if Wilson would be fit to recover for the match against West Ham next weekend.

Nathaniel Clyne (£4.4m) made his Premier League debut for the Cherries at right-back while there was a surprise return for Adam Smith (£4.3m), who had initially been ruled for three months with a knee injury in November.

Howe said of the full-back’s recovery:

I thought Adam Smith performed well today. He’s been doing a lot of fitness and running and I think that showed today. He didn’t look rusty and performed strongly.

Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Lookman, Sigurdsson (Mina 90′), Bernard (Walcott 78′); Richarlison (Calvert-Lewin 87′).

Bournemouth XI (4-3-3): Begovic; Clyne, S. Cook, Ake, Smith; Stanislas (Mousset 68′), Lerma, Gosling; Fraser, Brooks (Ibe 83′), King.

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  1. Podorsky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Doherty or Digne?

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dg

    2. coriswrasse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why not both? If a choice. Digne.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      doherty

  2. rainy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    New players added to the game

    03/01 Samir Nasri - West Ham, Midfielder £5.5
    03/01 Callum Slattery - Southampton, Midfielder, £4.5
    11/01 Harvey Barnes - Leicester, Midfielder, £5.5
    13/01 Max Sanders - Brighton, Midfielder, £4.5
    13/01 Rhys Healey - Cardiff, Forward, £4.5
    13/01 Sam Gallagher - Southampton, Forward, £4.5

    1. Mysterion
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers... found the Kamara and Quaner replacements

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Who?

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hmmm after Fulham away and a 10 day break, Spurs have three home fixtures in a row (Watford, Newcastle, Leicester). Kane could be a hold for me if only missing Fulham!

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Duh. Why would people dump him only to have to bring him back in the next week? Seems wasteful

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        less of the duh, loads on here have already dumped him!

        1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I dumped him, just for the fun of it. I took a hit too for good measure. I don't rule out another one either.

          1. Hits from the Bong
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I like your style. Who have you brought in?

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I can think of 13 million reasons.

        Careful management of free transfers means that you can have Kun or Rashford on the pitch rather than Kane on the bench.

        They way it looks though is Kane may be our for more than one game, so acting now means you don’t get suckered into benching 13 mill for 2 or 3 games and can target a return of him to our squads for the Newcastle game if he recovers quickly

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I am benching this week anyway if out.If Kane out after that too will dump for auba vs cardiff

  4. waldo666
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who would you start here?

    A) AWB
    B) Bamba
    C) Bednarek

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

      1. waldo666
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers, mate.

  5. GrantShane
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Worth a -4 hit, depending on how Sane goes:

    Auba & Rich > Rashford & Sane

    Current lineup for next GW is this:

    Fab
    Robbo Digne Doherty
    Sterling Salah Pogba Rich
    Auba Jimenez Ings

    (Button Camarasa Bednarek AWB)

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      nope

    2. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not for a hit.

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hard to argue with that

    4. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      no

  6. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sane(C) tonight, who's with me?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Due to be rested I reckon

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        stay off that bong you, was taken off early last week, he'll start 🙂

        1. Hits from the Bong
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Ha I’d definitely be a little worried. Sterling didn’t play a minute and Mahrez has only started one of the last 4 league games.

          1. Klein
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            League games buddy. But mahrez played 180mins in 2 cup games

            1. Hits from the Bong
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Oh I know that, I wouldn’t be too worried really. But with Pep there is always a chance.

    2. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Would have loved to, and looks great with hindsight of the other performances this weekend. Just glad to own him right now though

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Just hope he does something after Kane & Auba blanks here!

        1. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          there's always the hope

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            yup, the beauty of a last game captain 😉

    3. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Good luck to you

    4. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sane and Sterling. So I make that equivalent to Sane x 2.5 😉

      Plus Patricio which is actually Sane x -0.5. 😆

  7. bigbudgie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Defensive points

    GW 20: 8
    GW 21: 4
    GW 22: 34 🙂 Best all season

    Patience in this game essential

    1. Deulofale
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Can't wait to have patience!

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Patience in -4

    2. Hubert
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      35 for me, nearly half my total score...

    3. HoldingMeeStones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      38 for me...happy days!

  8. Taegugk Warrior
    3 months, 11 days ago

    With only 1 FT. Who will your 1st priority to transfer out...?
    A. Kane, injure
    B. Richarlison, to bring in pogba
    C. Hazard (lost faith), will replace with Sterling

    1. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Wait on news of A, if it's more than 1 week then....A.Can't have 12+ million doing nothing

  9. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Suppose GW 27 is blank GW, GW 28 is double GW. What's everyone's strategy?
    A) Gradually tune your team for GW 27, then WC for GW 28.
    B) Free hit for GW 27.

    1. Klein
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Gradually tune for gw28. Free hit 27. That way you can use another chip in dgw28

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who told you it's a DGW in 28?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        It won't be in GW28 fwiw.

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Oh I see.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            31, 32 and 35 possibles.

            1. EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 11 days ago

              31 is fa cup no?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Yeah, my mistake.

  10. Captain Kakaroto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Would you wc this team?

    Henn - foster
    AWB - lovren* - taa - Doherty - luiz
    Son- Rich - anderson - Hazard - sterling
    Kane- rashford - Kamara.

    I fill my funds are way too scattered. My defence is a mess. I want Salah and pogba.
    What do you think?

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No! If Kane is out maybe Kane to Aguero and Son to Pogba?

      1. Captain Kakaroto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I can swap son to pogba for free. The problem is I want Salah also..

    2. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No. I'd love that team..

      Lovren, Son, Kane can be ditched over the next 2 gameweeks

  11. Klein
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Kane owners perhaps better to sell. Poch said there was swelling. Imo thats 4 weeks minimum. But still its imo

    1. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lol. Cheers doc

  12. Klein
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    With kane and son out how will it have an effect on eriksen?

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think Alli, Lamela, Lucas can all play more advanced roles to attack the goal, but they will always need Eriksen to stay deep and pull the strings. His passes will have to be converted by them instead of Kane. So, negative effect?

    2. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      He's likely to be a little down at first but he'll make some new friends eventually.

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No impact on Eriksen really - he'll be at Real Madrid 🙂

  13. EL TANO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Phil Jones you butcher

  14. Joggers Nipple
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any general advise for this pretty dull team.

    Patricio
    TAA Digne Doherty Bedarek
    Salah Pogba Fraser Hazard
    Aguero Auba

    Hamer Camarasa Sucess Wan B 0ITB 1FT

    Cant see any moves unless I lose Auba/ Haz?

    Thanks for any thoughts

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      * Bedarek usually doesn't play. One of Cam/ Wan B do

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No Spurs issues so decent.
      All depends on if you want Rashford.

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Auba to rashford and use cash is an idea, thanks.

    3. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It looks good

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        cheers, just stuck at 120kish and cant move it seems

        1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          That's nosebleed stuff compared to me

    4. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No real issues - I'd roll the free and sit back and watch the rest of us panic over Kane!

  15. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    So I guess if Kane and Son, out, Spurs options not looking do appealing, innit?

    1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Correct

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It's still Fulham.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

  16. dashdriver
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Lovren & Hazard > Bennett & Salah for a hit?

    1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why not, Salah is for the long term

      1. dashdriver
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes, need him in now, so I'll just do it i guess.

  17. EL TANO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Of all the times for manure to get a defensive backbone. DeGea wrecked a Kane hatty. Back to his old ways of single handedly winning games against all odds. I’m sick of that mug Jones too. Pure meat head thug.
    Yes Kane owner...but you feel me right?

    1. Yog Sorloth Is The Gate
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I feel you so much i brought de gea in!

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      he didn't make any exceptional saves tbh, very consistently made good saves. poor finishing.

      1. Maarrrr17
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gotta look past the actual stop and see he didn't have to dive because his reading of the attack and his positioning was top notch.
        He was immense.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          either way he saves the ball so it makes no difference in each instance

  18. BENOIT
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I had a rank of 5K in gameweek 13. I've since slowly dropped to 75K.

    Do I continue to resist playing my WC?

    Fabianski
    Boly, Shaw, AWB, Kiko, Cedric
    Hazard, Sane, Richarlison, Felipe, 4.5
    Kane, Rashford, Hardy

    My plan was to get Salah this week, but do I need to WC?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane out makes Salah easy.
      Defence isn't great but you know that.

      1. BENOIT
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Yeah, I like a budget defence, but no Liverpool / Son has killed me recently.

        I'm kinda thinking i need Salah, TAA and another City attacker. Not sure that's worth a WC though?

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Id do it w hits

        2. Hits from the Bong
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Think one City is enough for now with rotation and upcoming blank week.

  19. Hits from the Bong
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any improvements here? It’s all about what happens with Arnautovic I guess?

    Fabianski
    TAA Doherty Digne
    Salah (c) Hazard Pogba Anderson
    Aubameyang Rashford Arnie

    (Button Camarasa AWB Schindler)
    £2m itb

    1. BENOIT
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not looking good for Arnie. Fans and potentially players have turned on him now....

      Only ends one way.

      1. Hits from the Bong
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Don’t think the players have turned on him at all. But I’m not confident he will stay anymore. Jimenez then...?

        1. BENOIT
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Come on, if a player publicly admits he wants to leave and then spends the whole match against Arsenal whinging and complaining, you can be sure he ain't Mr Popular in the dressing room.

          1. Hits from the Bong
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Maybe, but Arnie always spends the whole game whinging and complaining. And he never even smiles during goal celebrations.
            Not many would turn down half a million pounds a week, especially at 29/30 so I’m sure they understand.

            1. BENOIT
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Its not 500k / week. Not even close. It's more like half that

              1. Hits from the Bong
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Well it’s £400k a week according to the latest Exwhuemployee podcast. Unless you know better? There’s also rumours that he has massive gambling debts...

    2. Hits from the Bong
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How do these moves sound over the next 2 weeks?

      Arnie to Jimenez
      Haz to Sterling
      Schindler to VVD (£0.1 off Robertson)

      1. BENOIT
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Like it

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      arnie to jimi

      bringing in sterlo for ars+chels before bgw not ideal

      1. Hits from the Bong
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah true that one can wait anyway just a bit of future planning really.

  20. Outatime
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Rid of Haz or Auba for Salah?

    A) Haz + Auba --> Salah + Jimenez/Firmino
    B) Rich + Auba --> Salah + 5.5

    Current team
    Fab
    Robbo Alonso Digne AwB Bennett
    Haz Pogba Rich Fraser Stephens
    Auba Kane Rash

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane is injured atm.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane injury if out for a while obvious trade

  21. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    21m to spend Son+Kane allows a lot of options

    1. Captain Kakaroto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Im in the same boat. A lot of cash. Thought about Kane+ son to Salah and jimi and have spare cash.

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Already have Salah Jimi

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          What moves you are planning?

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Rashford and someone?

  22. Pierce34
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sequel to my thoughts on not rushing to get Salah from yesterday: of course if Kane is out things change because all of a sudden I don't have a reliable captain. Selling Kane to get Salah is then the obvious move, as opposed to captaining Kane and just getting a City mid which was the original plan.

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Makes sense pal. Same boat re potentially doing a Kane to Salah swapperoo

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah, it's a pity because I was looking forward to Sterling or Sane vs. Huddersfield. But I'd be lacking good reliable captain choices overall, which was the main predicate for going without Salah.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Kane to Kun could work for the armband also?

          1. Pierce34
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            At the moment I prefer those two mids over Aguero, but at the same time can't fully trust them with the armband. Depends - if Aguero starts over Jesus tomorrow and looks sharp I may change my mind, but not as it stands.

          2. Pierce34
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Also the problem with getting a City forward is that it's a transfer waiting to happen, and I still don't have Salah, which is part of the long-term plan.

            A City mid is a transfer waiting to happen too of course, but that transfer would've been a straight swap to Salah.

  23. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Depending on no injuries for City, which would you prefer?

    a) Auba > Aguero
    b) Felipe > Sane

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I would want Felipe for Bournemouth game

    2. Joggers Nipple
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      b

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If a), will you upgrade somewhere else?

  24. Joggers Nipple
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    You find some weird things while looking on the FF site.
    Walcott has only 10 points fewer than Eriksen
    * I am not thinking of getting Walcott

    1. Joggers Nipple
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      * Wacott has played about 250 mins more, but still

    2. Hits from the Bong
      3 months, 11 days ago

      * I am not thinking of getting Eriksen

      1. Joggers Nipple
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        good

        1. Hits from the Bong
          3 months, 11 days ago

          lol you too

  25. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone considering/have their mind set on NOT getting Salah in?

    1. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I was, as you know, up until yesterday. But see above for revised plans!

      Unless of course Kane is ok in which case I'll stay away from Salah for another couple of weeks.

      1. Dakes.
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Haha just read that and replied. Cheers lad

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm staying Salahless for the season, makes the game more fun and more challenging but does and will bring some pain along the way!

      1. Deulofale
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hmmm, maybe I should do the same to give you a rival in the No Salah league

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Why not, it's a game afterall, just ignore the numerous and repetitive 'cant understand how you dont have Salah' posts on here!

          1. Deulofale
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            True, but also trying to get as many points as I can! 😀

            Usually this season, there has been an abandance of FPL attacking options, but right now, I'm not seeing it. If City didn't have a blank GW27 on the horizon, I'd triple on City mids. Might go for Alli, but it would only be for the sake of not getting Salah and saving a FT, rather than because I think he's a great option... :/ Hmmmmmm

    3. Kub3
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I’ve had Salah from day 1. I’m not being snarky but I just don’t understand how people cannot have Salah in their team. Top points scorer in the game again, plays as a striker, consistent, and Liverpool now have 3 of the next 4 at home. To me he is the ‘must-have’ player in the game.

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I wrote a lot about it yesterday - but basically for me it boils down to preferring my team balance without Salah, provided that I have decent captain options (which has been the case so far). At the same time I'm not stubbornly refusing to get him in - if Kane is confirmed out it's an easy and obvious swap.

  26. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Similarly (ish) is anyone keeping Auba and/or Hazard? If so, is it just because you have Kane to sort out instead?

    I’m keeping Hazard I think, but Auba was likely gonna make way before Kane news

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Keeping Haz for nowm don;t own Auba - was keeping Haz anyway without Kane issues and planning to roll the free.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hazard was on his way out for a City mid for me, however now Kane is injured it means Kun comes in and Hazard stays put.

      3 premiums of Salah, Hazard ... with Kane to Kun transfer

    3. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hazard will probably explode soon, you have to keep faith. Sané or Eriksen are tempting as cheaper options offering the possibility to strenghten your all team though...

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Keeping both, sold Alonso for Robertson, and hoping that Kane's injury is minor.

  27. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Etheridge Button
    Alonso Alderweireld Keane Doherty Jonny
    Salah Hazard Pogba Richarlison Camarasa
    Kane Jiménez Kamara

    2 FTs £0.3

    A. Alonso + Keane > TAA + Digne/Robbo
    B. Alonso + Richarlison + Kamara > TAA + Brooks + Rashford (-4)
    C. Keane > TAA and save 1 FT

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      7K OR, was 2K a few weeks back. Top 10K ownership of Liverpool defense, Digne and Rashford is killing my rank, I need to fix this asap.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      kane to rash and jonny to robbo/taa might be good for now

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes but I'll want Kane or Aguero soon enough I reckon...

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          well after next week, aguero plays ars+chels then BGW. if kane injury is as bad as people suspect, and they win on thursday, his prospects aren't any better.

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Mhm, worth considering indeed.

    3. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Alonso to TAA for now (before TAA rises) and wait and see what happens with Kane I'd say. I like A assuming it's TAA & Robbo but Kamara looks to be an issue and Rasjford is looking necessary but whether or not Kane needs removing impacts options there significantly..

      1. Bram
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        i.e if Kane's dead I think you'd be left with enough cash from Alonso to TAA to go Kane & Kamara to Rashford & Aguero for example.

      2. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers.

  28. SalahFingers
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Son + Kane -> Salah + Rashford (free)

    Yay or nay?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane could hurt you but Salah and Rashford are good picks.

      1. SalahFingers
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not having Salah the past 5+ weeks has hurt me.

        Son has to go since he's not playing. I'm not sure on Kane... Is he injured? Either way, I need to free up money somewhere if I want Salah. Not sure if there's any other Mids I'd want. I already have Haz, Pogba, Anderson.

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      yeah do it

      1. SalahFingers
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers!

    3. Hits from the Bong
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hell yeah

      1. SalahFingers
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers!

    4. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yay

  29. noquarternt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Fabianksi
    Alonso Doherty TAA Digne
    Felipe Salah Martial
    Kane Rashford Aubameyang

    Steele Wan B Lerma Gunnarson

    0.3 ITB 2FTs

    Any advice here? Was looking forward to losing Auba and upgrading a mid to someone pricey. But maybe Kane now?

    Any help would be great and I'll try to reciprocate! Cheers

    1. Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'd say you probably need a plan to get Pogba in but ideally need to know if you have Kane money to play with to decide the best way.

      1. noquarternt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah this is it, Martial to Pogba would be a good one and then I guess either Kane or Auba to nearly anyone. Tempted on Agüero but the blank etc...

    2. waldo666
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The first thing that springs to my mind is Kane to fodder and upgrade a midfielder, Lerma to Sane perhaps.

      The second if you don't like going that way and dependent on what transpires in the last game of the week could be Kane to Aguero, even that saving you may still be able to afford a slight mid upgrade.

      1. waldo666
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This is based on confirmation of Kane being out ofc, otherwise I would look to ship Alonso before Auba to fund a mid upgrade personally.

        1. noquarternt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers, yeah I'm thinking along the same lines as you. Might even get Sanchez as a differential if it looks like he'll play. Put off a bit by City's blank and rotation mania.

          Cheers though, food for thought.

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      is kane + martial to aguero + pog possible?

      1. noquarternt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes with 0.2 to spare.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 11 days ago

          i'd likely be doing that, pending kane news

  30. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Today was very "unlucky" for me. I entered the day with Alderweireld and Keane as my differentials and Kane, Pogba and Richarlison as my template picks.

    Keane got a clean sheet but lost his bps due to a late yellow card. And he hit the post in first half while Digne got his (due tbh) assist in the 2nd half (grabing maximum bonus points). Digne who is hugely owned by my top 10K rivals and which I considered early december but went for Keane instead in a 50/50 decision. It has cost me like 20 pts since. Richarlison saw his shot saved on the line in that game too.

    Then in the United-Spurs game both Pogba and Kane could've easily got a goal each. And Alderweireld had one of the best chances of the game, miraculously saved by De Gea.

    Missed out on a lot of points and another red arrow for me (4 in 5). But still find it very fun, fight inside the top 10K is really challenging, lot of great managers doing good stuff out there!

    1. GloryManUnited
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So I’m new to FPL and scout as if this year...

      But what’s the point of this post?